Android 4.4 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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How to disable visible password feedback on the decryption screen of encrypted devices?

How do you disable visible password feedback on the decryption screen during boot (for encrypted devices)? I have unchecked "Make passwords visible" under Settings/Security/Passwords but this does ...
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Geotagging not working when off the road

i have LG G2 mini phone with anroid 4.4.2. I have a problem with photo geotagging, it works perfectly when a photo is taken in a place which is marked on the map (for example a road) but when you take ...
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How to remove an image saved as wallpaper from lock screen android 4.4.2

Micromax Canvas 2 colors with android 4.4.2 is my first smart phone and im finding my way around slowly. Please can someone urgently help with my issue below? Recently i saw an image on a website of ...
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Android stuck on roaming mode

I own a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N900), with Android 4.4.2 installed on it. It was purchased through Partner (Israel) and I have recently moved to Germany for work. Upon my arrival, I purchased a ...
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Cannot use keyboard in Google Chrome app

Update (20/10/2014) After a routine update of installed apps everything seems to be working as expected. I suspect that updating the LG Keyboard app (which came with the phone) did the trick. ...
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How to export bookmarks from Chrome in Android?

I need to import bookmarks from my Chrome Android mobile. Is there any direct way to do it? Please do not suggest to sync Chrome account in desktop and do import from there, my Sync rights has been ...
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Root Samsung Galaxy S5

I have rooted my Samsung Galaxy S5 using Odin to first download (Philz Touch) Recovery, then downloaded Custom Rom 'Omega'. My first question is if I unrooted it, would I get my Warranty back? ...
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Can I have a music-playlist on KitKat's lockscreen?

I have finally gotten around to updating my Galaxy Tab 3 to KitKat. No problems so far, but one annoyance: On JellyBean the MP3-player showed my current music-playlist on the lockscreen. KitKat ...
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i want to install kitkat or ICS on micromax A26 [duplicate]

How do i install Kitkat or ICS version on my micromax. there is no official release from micromax i tried using cyanogenexus from youtube it throws an error of status 0 installation aborted. someone ...
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android 4.4kk only holds 2 emails in Email!

The Mail not gmail app on my moto g running KitKat only holds the last 2 emails at a time... I do not have it set to do this in settings. Gmail works fine but "Email" which I use for work only keeps ...
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Allow specified apps write access to external sd card in kitkat?

Is it possible - and if so what options are there - to allow only some apps access to all files on the external SD card in KitKat on a rooted device? I see the value in proper permissions on the SD, ...
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Screen Mirroring from samsung phone to sony tv

Last week i bought an samsung's note 3 neo with updated kitkat 4.4.2. And am having a television which supports ScreenMirroring. When i try to connect with my note 3 neo device. in my mobile am ...
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Can one make shortcuts (launchers) to Settings actions?

I have a Samsung tablet with Kitkat and I'd like to be able to access some of the setting fast. For example I'd like to unmount the SD card or change the screen lock from "None" to "Password" using a ...
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Ultimate solution to delete a word from Android slide keyboard's core dictionary

Everytime I write my daughter's name (Ala) on my Galaxy Nexus (with Android 4.3), slide keyboard always corrects that to Alla. There is no such word in Polish (used by me) language / directory. And ...
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How can I add UI support for Ethernet in Kitkat?

The current version of Android(Kitkat) doesnot have UI support for Ethernet. How to add Ethernet UI support in Kitkat?
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Unable to set pattern lock on S4 KitKat 4.4

There is an identical question on stack already, but I've already tried the accepted answer: 4.4 Update (Sprint Galaxy S3) disabled pattern lock, can i reenable? I had a rooted 4.3 Galaxy S4. I put ...
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Is it possible to reach hidden SMB/CIFS share from Android?

I am using ES file explorer to browse my Windows shares. Now I made some SMB/CIFS shares with Linux, and it is able to make "hidden" shares, like this: [priv] comment = Private path = ...
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How to mount ext4 internal memory - Android 4.4

I've successfully formatted my internal memory to ext4, but now I've got problem with mounting it. Tried mount -wr -t ext4 /dev/block/vold/179:32 /storage/sdcard0 and mount -wr -t ext4 ...
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Reload Android OS on Moto G Peregrine

After running into some issues with Cyanogenmod, I want to reload the default Android OS for my Moto G Peregrine. Here's what I've managed to synthesize from various forum posts on the Internet. Get ...
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Is it safe to switch from dalvik to art runtime?

How can I tell if it would be safe? I am running ViperOne 7.0.1 on an HTC One m7.
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How to root RAZR M xt907

My build number is : KDA20.62-15.1 system is :183.46.15.XT907.verizon.en.US I'm unable to root with towel (v1,v2,v3) , says phone is not supported yet
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apps automatically open in my cell phone screen how

In my cell phone Micromax canvas L A 108, Apps automaticall open and in my messaging screen "i" text automatically typing continously. is it a software problem or display problem. please give the ...
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Why is Clash of Clans not loading?

I have just turned on internet sharing on my iMac so my phone can connect to the internet via my iMac (there is only one ethernet connection in this hotel, and no 3/4G), and when I try opening google, ...
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How can I access the data for the Android calendar app on my phone?

I have been using the Calendar app on my android phone, and I want to access the data for this app so that I can export it. I cannot find a "com.android.calendar" folder, nor can I find any file or ...
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Galaxy SIII SCH-I535, Android 4.4.2 - High Battery Drain

I am not quite sure where else to turn with this issue. It's been happening for about a week now. When looking at the stock battery section in Settings, I see that "Android System" is always using ...
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Notification Access in KitKat

Can someone tell me where the Notification Access is placed in KitKat. In JellyBean it used to be under Settings -> Security.
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How to resolve Asus Nexus 7 random reboots?

everything works since I downloaded the android from google, used a thirdparty driver, windows 7 (because the tool wasn't compatible with windows 8) locked up the root with the root mode, installed ...
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Stock Browser in 4.4 KitKat Cannot Upload Photos on a Website

It seems that the basic <input type="file"> tag no longer functions when used inside the stock Android Web Browser on devices running Android 4.4 KitKat. The file selection modal simply doesn't ...
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How to update a lenovo Thinkpad with Android 4.0.3 to Kit Kat [duplicate]

I am a novice on Android Tablets, and have no idea on how updates are done. I bought a Lenovo Thinkpad tablet which runs Android 4.0.3 which came with the device. Lenovo used to supply updates until ...
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how to connecting internet in my galaxy core 2 through wifi

I cannot access internet through WiFi. When I switch ON WiFi and turn off mobile data then I cannot access the internet. But when I switch ON WiFi and mobile data then I can access internet. How can ...
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Slow wifi speed in lenovo s920 after upgrading to kitkat 4.4.2.?

I have upgraded my Lenovo S920 from Android 4.2 to 4.4.2 Kitkat. Before that my WiFi speed was good, the signal were also excellent. Now after upgrading, the signal is excellent but the speed is ...
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Vanilla Android [on hold]

I hope I don't post this in the wrong place. It's been known for the life of Android that upgradability of the device is one of main reason when deciding to buy a device. Among the main stream ...
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Is there software that will completely wipe your Android device when there are too many pin attempts?

I love the option that your iPhone will wipe itself if someone preforms way to many pin attempts but I do not see that option on Android devices. Is there software that will completely wipe your ...
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Remove In Case Of Emergency association

I was setting up the contacts on my Xperia Z3 (Kit Kat) and entered in my wife as the In Case Emergency contact. However now if I dial her number normally (e.g. from the phone app) it comes up as "In ...
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Colour of the letters in contacts?

What is the meaning ot the different colours of the letters in android contacts? I use Nexus4 with standard 4.4
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How can I troubleshoot what is causing 'Android OS' to eat up lots of battery?

Are there steps I can take to rule things out eventually leading to a root cause? I am currently using the latest Dirty Unicorn ROM on a Nexus 5. For the same of argument, consider the case where ...
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Unable to copy anything to internal storage

my phone is a Xperia Z1 Compact, with Android version 4.4.4 and no SD card in. It's supposed to have around 1 Gb of free storage left, but when i connect it via USB to my pc i cannot copy any file to ...
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Not able to use Google Now through mobile network

My device OS is KitKat 4.4.4 and I just installed Google Now and set as default launcher. Because of I live in Turkey and Google Now is not supported here officially; I set my input language as ...
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Adding organizational emergency number to lock screen dialer on Moto X?

I recently started working at a large organization which has its own emergency number (Police and Hazmat) and I was wondering if there was a way to add it to the allowed emergency numbers on the ...
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Google keyboard gestures not working for other languages than English (Moto G, Android 4.4.4)

I can't get gestures ("swype") to work with Google Keyboard for languages other than English (which is my device language). Gestures are activated in the keyboard settings, I have tried rebooting ...
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Why can't I upload binaries to Android Sony Xperia Z?

I recently upgraded my Android to 4.4.4 via 4.3.? When I was on 4.2.* I had no problem either uploading apks and pictures via usb nor via adb install / push. Symptoms below, any help appreciated. I'd ...
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How to hide WhatsApp messages

How can I hide WhatsApp messages in notification panel? I don't want to see incoming message preview on my notification panel. What utility can let me do this?
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exchange push notifications slow

I have a N4 with 4.4.4 but I noticed the problem since 4.3: I configured two exchange accounts (work emails) in push, but if I receive an email on these accounts comparing the phone with outlook ...
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Is it possible to prevent numbers in text from being dialled

If ever I enter a number into an app within Android (4.4.2, Sony Xperia M2), the system seems to interpret it as a phone number. Therefore, if I try to edit that number, the system tries to dial it. ...
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Running an Android phone as a pure phone - disabling the computer part

This question is not about pre-installed apps but more about apps which are part of Android. What are all the apps (which come in the factory condition) which I can disable if I am planning to use an ...
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Trying to recover data from Nexus 4, but resulting file is empty

I tried the steps given on How to recover data from LGE Nexus 4 running on Android Version 4.4.2?. When I try to run the command: nc 127.0.0.1 5555 | pv -i 0.5 > mmcblk0p12.raw It completed ...
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How to force built-in apps to update on a brand new android device?

I've just unpacked a new phone Moto G 2nd Gen and noticed that the Google Play My Apps is completely empty (it's for my wife, she didn't use android before). So I updated several essential apps ...
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Cannot Access External SD card properly with apps

In a Galaxy Note 3 Neo with Stock Android KitKat (nothing moded) and I can't see any of songs or pics or videos in gallery and music player. I've checked if there is any .nomedia file but there isn't ...
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xolo q1011 can't root

I have a xolo q1011. I tried to root but none of the methods vroot,towelroot,pieroot,sideload,cwm worked. Is there any other way to root my phone so that I can install cm ROMs. Its in version 4.4.2 ...
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Can't mount /system as read/write, even though I'm rooted

My phone is rooted, and I tried to remount the system partition in a terminal emulator like so: mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system mount -o rw,remount /system Both commands ...