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What does a blue/white arrow on an app icon in app manager mean?

The icon in application manager for one of the applications had a blue and white arrow overlaid on it for a while. Approximately the same time the app's icon disappeared from the home screen (pressing ...
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preinstalled apps not registered in play store on new devices

I have a new android phone and I have activated it using google account that never been used as android account. Play store didn't listed the pre-installed applications and didn't suggested any ...
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Cannot find “FIFA 15” app on Application Manager to uninstall [duplicate]

So, I was installing FIFA 15 yesterday. The install process is almost done (90%), however it stopped and say that my phone doesn't have enough space. I checked my Application Manager and the usage ...
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How can I see what exactly an application does?

I'm a bit surprised I couldn't find this answers myself. I am a major minimalist when it comes to computers (my desktop and laptop both run strip-down Linuces) and I wanted to get rid of some of the ...
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Is it possible to clear-default of an app using an ADB command?

Not sure if that's the place to ask this (maybe stackOverflow is better), but here we go: Background There are plenty of possible commands that you can perform by using ADB. I use many of them on my ...
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Zombie Scramble keeps returning to life!

Scramble, by Zynga (go figure), has apparently figured out how to re-enable notifications for itself without my interaction. I have turned off notifications in the application settings menu for ...
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Reenable Google Play Services after disable

I am developing an app that requires testing without google play services (I'm on a Samsung S3). I've turned google play services off in Application Manager and tested everything. Afterwards, I went ...
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Android System Module Reads Zero Bytes

My Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 started wigging out on me. While I was desperately tapping a Retreat, I think I may have deleted or disabled something. Apps crash frequently since and the "Android System" ...
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Is there any way to block permissions on apps?

I read about being able to revoke permissions on CyanogenMod, but it seems the devs took that ability out. I found some app out on the market for 6$ or so, but it doesn't look like it would be worth ...
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What does the “Force stop” button mean?

When I go to Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > Downloaded I see an application list. If I select some applications I see button "Force stop" active, but some applications have ...
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Is clearing app data the same as uninstalling, reinstalling app?

Hopefully, the title says it all. I know some app developers say that I should uninstall then reinstall their app if experiencing problems or updating, but I wondered if stopping the app and clearing ...
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'Clock' app does not show up in Running Applications

My Nexus S comes with a default clock application where I can set an alarm. When I set an alarm then I see a little clock in my status bar. If I go to 'Manage Applications' or 'Running Services', I ...
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27 MB + 4.2 MB = 28 MB? Where'd my space go?

After getting the "low on space" message on my Nexus One for the umpteenth time, I went to into the "manage applications" screen to uninstall applications I hadn't used recently. I waited for the ...
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Android 2.2: Avoid disappearing of home shortcuts to apps into SD card. Restore app list items

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy i5510. The space in internal memory was just about to finish so I decided to move some apps to the SD card. After I did it a lot of the apps moved (not all of them) ...
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I want to password lock my “Applications” settings, but no other settings

I have an AppLock program that locks certain apps with a PIN. In order for the app to have any effectiveness, I include Settings as an App to lock. Otherwise, I could go to Settings -> ...
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Why is Widgetlocker app evading my task-killer?

The Widgetlocker app (a screen lock replacement app) has a service running which I can see in my app manager (under phone settings), but NOT in my task-killer app (Advanced Task Manager). How is its ...