Android 4.4 KitKat is the ninth publicly named Android release, and debuted with the Nexus 5 in October of 2013. Please only use this tag if you feel your question is specific to Android 4.4.

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Can a looped Android be rooted?

I deleted a system file from my Android (com.android.providers.settings.apk) and now my Android is in a loop. It is a KitKat tablet and I am able to use adb sideload. Is there a way to root the tablet ...
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Why does Android Boot relatively so slow?

This question is of concern to me (and perhaps many out there) because there is no spinning part in my phone. My phone has a Quad Core, 3 Gig of RAM, and so much storage space, all SSD-like in ...
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How to clear Stock Browser cache when browser isn't installed?

Title. I have a Sony Xperia E3 running Android 4.4.2, and after using AppInventor for some time the inbuilt browser (aka the stock Android browser) has taken up a large amount of storage space with ...
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Clock issue with Motorola Razr HD Maxx (stock 4.4.2 firmware)

I have a Verizon Motorola Razr HD Maxx, running the latest firmware (182.46.15.XT926). My phone was dropped and the screen shattered about 6 months ago. The Razr was powered off and left alone while I ...
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can i root galaxy tab 4 sm-t531without computer

I just bought the tablet and am having a lot of trouble. (Lots of bloat) I would like to install no bloated stock rom, but can not find one that is non computer driven need help please
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How to run a script on a rooted android device?

We recently deployed a lot of android devices internally for displaying customized web page only. Device: RKM MK902 OS: Android 4.4.2 Rooted Wifi radius 8021x Dolphin browser with kiosk mode and ...
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How can I NOT Save Contacts to Google?

Due to privacy concerns, I'm moving gradually away from Google. I now need to know some options to save my contacts locally like Android used to allow. I'm mostly concerned with new contacts currently ...
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Is it possible to install lollipop on note 4/ not on carrier [duplicate]

I bought a Note 4 from a tech store in my country but since it's not from a carrier its still 6 months later running 4.4.4 what it came with. How can update it manually if possible
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How do i stop characters being replaced with images?

Whenever i use e.g. the “heavy check mark” character, U+2714, it gets replaced by an image of a red check mark. I don’t want that. In some contexts i have it carefully arranged that the text is a very ...
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How can I set the Accelerometer Sensor Range?

The Accelerometer Sensor is set to a Range of 2 - 4 g on most devices. There is no option to turn it up to 8 or 16 G, which my sensor and most others are capable of. I found some information but can't ...
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my android phone keeps asking “Sign-in to WiFi network” even if WPA/WPA2 is already authenticated

I'm trying to connect to a DLink Router protected with WPA/WPA2. It's our home router and I can connect perfectly to it from laptops and desktops, Linux and Windows alike, even for my friends ...
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How to flash Stock Recovery without PC

So I'm trying to get back to stock recovery. Currently I don't have a PC. Few days ago when I tried flashing the recovery.tar file via Odin it failed. Anyone knows how can I get back to stock ...
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Snipping tool for android device [on hold]

I am using Riot board which i was installed android kitkat on it and i want the snipping application for android device like windows snipping tool. I installed dolphin screen cut but it wont works for ...
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my MIcro Max A120 KitKat 4.4.2 only show android logo with loading sign and blinking

I root my mocromax a120 KitKat 4.4.2 by king root. It was root successfully without any error. After sometime I do hard reset.(I made a mistake) Then restart automatically but it shows only android ...
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Where can I find a factory image for the Moto X 2nd Gen 2014? [duplicate]

I went to Motorola's site and requested one, but since it's Sunday, I don't think I will receive the file until tomorrow. You would think that someone would host the image file somewhere just in ...
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After download the app from play store it's not install

I have downloaded an app which is not saved why it happens yet I having 4GB internal memory is free and 5GB in external sd card it's only 48Mb spaced app it shows could not store in sd card or ...
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Google+ is filling up my phone

I was running out of storage space on my phone, mainly due to photos, so I decided to sync all my pictures and "home movies" to Google+ and then delete all the photos/movies from my phone (deleting ...
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4% to 60% after a second Plugged in charge?

OK this what happens to my phone, when I use my phone the battery drains (which is normal to phone ) and if I reach 4% remaining it will display a warning sign which is connect charger (still normal). ...
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HTC One model c525c, errors downloading from Play Store (491, 905, 915, and insufficient space)

Earlier this month I thought I had a virus so I factory reset my phone, which is rooted. I have been trying to reinstall my games, over 40 of them. Only have 6 of them now and my phone keeps telling ...
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moto e not power on after update

While updating from KitKat 4.4.2 to 4.4.4 my moto e is switched off. While this process battery is less than 50%. I tried to charging nothing happened but pressing power button while charging ...
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How do I set a credential password on the Samsung Galaxy s5 Mini?

I am trying to use WiFi at the university and it requires me to install a .crt file. When I try to do this I am met with a message saying "Enter password for credential storage" I have ...
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In my android device when I take picture from camera, the image is reverting

I am using ASUS ZENFONE 4 - ASUS T00I, when I open camera and if I take any picture it is showing reverse image when I took image from Front camera how can change that in settings , please suggest me ...
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How do I downgrade from Lollipop back to KitKat on Micromax Yureka

I am having the problem of many application not responding on my Micromax Yureka after upgrading Lollipop Android 5.0. My phone hangs a lot I want to revert back to KitKat. It was working flawlessley ...
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Galaxy S4 stuck in recovery mode

I entered the recovery mode through a power menu app. (My phone is rooted). Now I'm stuck in the recovery mode because the power button is defective, and it seems that it is the only way to select an ...
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How do I remove the 'Slot 1: No SIM card detected' notification?

I'm using my phone as more of a tablet computer and less of a phone (I'm not using cellular radio, only wifi Internet), so I didn't put a SIM card in it. The issue is - the notification that I don't ...
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Upgrade Huawei Ascend Y530 to Lollipop or Kitkat? [duplicate]

How do i upgrade my Huawei Ascend Y530 phone to KitKat or Lollipop? Please, no surveys. Also, it is the MEO version (100 euros), not the Original (120 euros). It is rooted and currently running ...
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Azpen A727 Tablet

I've Installed fastboot on the tablet,for some reason it didn't worked because now it only goes to the Azpen logo.. Tried the volume down and pressed power button 10 times, nothing happens.. Used ...
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cynogenmod Sim unlocked Samsung nexus s?

Hi I have a samsung google nexus s (Sim unlocked) with android KitKat. I am planning to install #cyanogenmod 11 on it. The question is : will upgrading to cyanogenmod lock my Sim again ? Will I have ...
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How to enable dialler vibration

How to enable dialler vibration on Android KitKat 4.4.2? When general profile is enabled if number is typed on dialler then only it beeps but doesn't vibrate.
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Settings while debugging for battery optimization

I just got my new LG G2 4.4.2 and since I will debug in it a lot, I want to know what settings should I use in order to harm less my battery. While in debug mode, I have 5 options: Charge phone ...
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How to (unhide WhatsApp contact / remove WhatsApp account) in Samsung Galaxy S5?

Please be patient for me to explain the situation. This seems to be an odd case to me, but it could happen to everyone using Android. I make this specific to Samsung Galaxy S5 because this problem ...
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Why do i keep getting signed out of my apps? [Android 4.4.2]

I got a new phone 3 months ago and I did a factory reset earlier this week. Since then I ve noticed that lately I ve been getting signed out of all my apps after closing them even though I m not ...
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kitkat usb connection problem

my galaxy grand 2 cannot connect the sd card of usb storage to computer. only 2 options are available with usb namely media device camera how can I access the files of sd card and usb storage Please ...
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Change theme on Samsung Galaxy Alpha

I have a Samsung Galaxy Alpha G850A and while I've been able to adjust a lot of settings including the wallpaper for the home screen, lock screen, etc I haven't figured out how to get rid of the ugly ...
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Android studio - connect to device - Sony E2003

My old phone connected to Android studio but new phone doesn't. I've spent a couple of days searching forums and sites to try to help but whatever I try, studio just isn't recognising the device. ...
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Samsung Galaxy S5 AT&T - Stop 5.0 Lollipop update mid-download

I received an alert for a software update the other day that I kept putting off until today. Unbeknownst to me when I started the download, it was Android 5.0 Lollipop. I've read around that it still ...
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Safe to upgrade Note 4 / SM-N910C to Lollipop while ignoring the CSC?

I bought a Note 4 (N910C) few days ago. Exact model (taken from here -- http://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/download/39468/N910CXXU1ANK5_N910CGBL1ANK1_GBL/ ): Product code: GBL PDA: N910CXXU1ANK5 ...
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How to encrypt an external SD card natively?

There are several questions regarding the possibility to encrypt an external SD card on Android. None of them are satisfactory. They either point to a third party solution (e.g. BoxCryptor, ...
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Unable to send and receive calls in Galaxy Grand 2 after kitkat update

Last week I updated my grand 2 to Kitkat 4.4.2 and now I am not able to send or receive any calls from my device when I dial any number it gives me the message "not registered on network", I have ...
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Playing with boot.img & receovery.img to get adb root

first: i have a MediaTek smartphone running a production build, that means if you want to start adb as root it will not function and will say: adbd cannot run as root in production builds My essay ...
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Is there a way to do a shell root (or temporary root) on a locked Droid Maxx 4.4.4?

I am trying to obtain as much data as possible from a Motorola (Verizon) Droid Maxx (with Android 4.4.4 KitKat). To clarify, I need the current data off the phone, so any options that result in ...
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Which OS to Replace Kitkat on Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 [duplicate]

I have a grand 2 its out of warranty.Im tired of the lagging and lack of responsiveness also the inability to write to the external SD Card. Im looking to replace Kitkat with something that is ...
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Install loop Android 4.4.2 Galaxy Core II

Yesterday I recieved an update for my Samsung Galaxy Core II(SM-G355HN). I downloaded the update and tried to install it. At about 94% I received an error code [6] in cache/fota/update.zip. I tried to ...
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Why do apps show a negative cpu percentage?

using a S4 as a mighty swell device I kinda found some strange behavior. Negative cpu percentage usage in the task manager. This one really got me puzzled, Does spotify or any other app give ...
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Media Files Don't Show Up!

My Android 4.4.2 can't find media files like music, videos and pictures. If I try to open them through apps they are not visible, but they are visible in file manager.
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Cannot download anything from Google Play store via mobile data

I have an LG G2 with Android 4.4.2. All of a sudden I cannot download apps or updates on the Google Play store: no error messages, it just spins its wheels. On the Google Play Store, it just says ...
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ADB Backup of Unrooted Motorola Droid Maxx (XT1080) Fails

I'm trying to create an Unrooted/Unlocked ADB Backup of a Droid Maxx (XT1080) with Android 4.4.4. I read in another thread that I needed when I select to backup the device, because the system files ...
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Is there a website that keeps the first editions of all android apps that can be downloaded and installed? [duplicate]

I have a first edition MOTOX phone. I installed a qwikcart app called APPLEJACK. It was working fine. I installed the applejack update from Google Play and now it never connects to the server! I ...
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USB Debugging grayed out

I'm on an unrooted Verizon Galaxy Note 4 running Android 4.4.4. I have not accepted the Lollipop preparation updates, because Android 5.0 on Snapdragon processors is known to have poor performance ...
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How to root “Infocus M2” (smartphone on sale at snapdeal from March 2015 in India) so that pre-installed apps can be removed?

Infocus M2 is on sale at snapdealdotcom. Its specifications are as below: 4.2-inch (1280 × 768 pixels) 355PPI LTPS display Android v4.4 (KitKat) OS 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582 processor ...