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Adding Nextbit Robin to udev rules

If you ever had to use adb or fastboot for your android devices on linux, you may have noticed that devices show up only when you add 'sudo' to these tools. This isn't good. Here's a way to remedy it. Instructions tested on openSUSE tumbleweed.

* Update your adb and fastboot from Android Studio SDK manager (platform-tools) or wherever you got it from.
* Make sure your user is added to the "plugdev".  Create a plugdev group if it doesn't exist "sudo groupadd plugdev"
* Add your user to plugdev "sudo usermod -a -G plugdev $(whoami)"
* Edit /etc/udev/rules.d/51-android.rules (create file if it doesn't exist) and add the following line for nextbit robin:
SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTR{idVendor}=="2c3f", MODE="0666", GROUP="plugdev" Replace the ATTR{idVendor}'s value with your device's value. For all nextbit robin devices, these are the same "2c3f". You can find them by typing "lsus…