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App/shortcut to quickly change screen lock type?

Two scenarios: I'm at a "trusted" place, and don't want to enter unlock password/pattern all the time I'm at an "untrusted" place and want my phone to be password/pattern screen locked is there ...
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How do multithreaded applications work on single core CPU devices?

I am creating an application that records audio and updates a graph at the same time, requiring two separate threads to be in use at the same time. If this application is in use on a single core ...
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Update map location dynamically [on hold]

I am using android google map V2 to show google map in my app. There is an EditText for Address Field. What i want? if user enters its address to Text field map automatically locate this address. ...
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Wfi File Transfer [on hold]

Any one can provide the source code for wireless peer to peer file transfer.I have developed one but it is not working.so provide me any link so that i can develop my application.
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Broken screen on Samsung Glaxy Nexus. Is there anyway to save my Contacts and Texts

Broke my screen, and its dead. I searched the forums and I could not find an answer. All other media can go to waste, but my contacts are really important to me. I already ordered the new Nexus 5. But ...
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sony xperia c space related issue while downloading large size game [on hold]

i have xperia c and it was written in spec tht it hv 6 gb internal storage bt for app it is given only 0.98gb so can i install games like fifa and all in my phone if i chnge the default storage to sd ...
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Cart product staying even after removing it form the cart [on hold]

I have this following activity class. This is the shopping cart class where product gets added to or removed from it. The operation works fine, however i am having a strange issue with it. The problem ...
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How do I change the brightness in a particular area of the screen in an Android program? [on hold]

I am trying to change the brightness in a particular area of the screen. How do I do this?
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Bulk uninstall applications

I like to try out lots of apps. Often a site like Lifehacker or Droidlife will feature several that are similar in functionality and I will install them all in order to compare features. That leaves ...
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ClassNotFoundException: occured when added third party JAR file added in libs in android [on hold]

I am developing my webDav client on android mobile using jackrabbit jar file (jackrabbit-webdav-2.2.5-jar-with-dependencies)- This JAR is customized version for android devices. I have added this jar ...
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Why can't I download apps on my android phone?

I have a Huawei ascend y300 4.1 android jelly bean .Every time I try downloading apps from google play it says "Couldn't install on USB storage or SD Card" I try deleting apps I don't use for memory ...
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webDav client on android [on hold]

I am using jakarta/slide project for implementing webDAV client on my android device i downloaded library - httpclientandroidlib-1.2.1.jar and added into my project Below is code snap shot: package ...
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1answer
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local headphone enabled FM radio app for nexus 5 (no internet needed)

I just moved from S3 to nexus 5, and there are a couple of things that I miss from my s3.. one is the prepackaged FM radio app.. all i needed was my headphones and I could connect directly to the ...
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Autodownload apps that installed on another tablet?

Is there a solution without any extra app or software for the following: I have here an old Acer A510 Tablet with my account, also a new Xperia Z2 Tablet - I would like to force the play store on the ...
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My apps don't have access to my mobile internet

I have a very weird problem with my phone. I don't have mobile internet on any of my apps, but I can surf the internet with no problem when I am using my browser. I think it is good to mention that I ...
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Phone storage not mounted , after using USB storage shows “Application not installed”

Earlier when I used to connect my phone (A jelly bean 4.2.2) to my computer (OS: Ubuntu 12.04) both my memory card and phone storage gets mounted automatically, but recently only my memory card gets ...
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Where can find older versions of Apps?

Is is possible to download older versions of Android applications? Is there some kind of online archive for all versions of Android apps? Like how you can find older versions of some Windows app.
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Is there any dictionary app the can lookup for words like on iPhone?

I just moved from iPhone to Android and I am looking for a way to lookup words by highlighting and choose define like in image below. Is it possible to do this on Android? If so, how to do that?
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Is there an app to use PNG for the FFC?

This is semi-related to a previous question and I have a new theory I want to test. I am looking for a camera app that will store it's images in PNG format (what screenshots are stored in) instead of ...
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Text messaging application disappeared

I have Samsung S Duos Ice cream Sand witch(4.1.2) loaded in it.I can't see my Text messaging app and also the icon in my phone for past two days.I am unable to get new messages also.I did not hide the ...
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How to buy an app for a friend?

I would like to buy a game (well several copies of it really) for some of my friends for Christmas. Is there any way to do this? Would I have to rely on the publisher, or is there some way to "gift" ...
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How to solve “application not be installed” error

I am facing an application can not be installed error on my Samsaung Galaxy S Plus whenever I try to install applications. I have already allowed installation from unknown sources, but it didn't work. ...
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Smartphone App running on Tablet

We recently bought an Android Shopping App for Smartphones (supporting 2.2 to current version). Sadly, the app ist not available for tablets. Is it just a button in the IDE to create a tablet version ...
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Reason for process stopped unexpectedly?

What is the reason for the process stopped unexpectedly error? Is it based on that particular android app or the android os or a particular android device? Example: I installed smash hit on my ...
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Create a SMS Template

Here is the thing. I would like to send specific sms with specific pattern to specific number. Is there some application which allows me to create such a template. for example : I Woud like to write ...
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How to get specific contact's “+1” Play Store applications list?

I would like to get list of "+1" Play Store applications of specific contacts. Are there any ways to do this?
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App to sync with IMAP notes

I'm looking for a notes app that will sync with IMAP notes folder. On my Macbook pro, the notes app creates a folder on my webmail called Notes, and uses this as the location for any notes I create in ...
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My plague inc app keeps closing/crashing?

When I open the app, it works but when i try to start a game it closes/crashes. I don't get a crash report or anything. I've removed and reïnstalled the app, i've turned the tablet on and off again ...
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Unknown error during application install “-24” [duplicate]

I did a factory reset and flashed a custom ROM recently. Afterwards I tried to restore some apps I had backed up with ROM toolbox pro. Some of the restores were successful, others not, without a ...
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WANTED: Download Archive of Old Google Apps (APKs) for G1 (1.6 Donut)

Are old APKs for Google Android apps available for download from some official or trusted source? I just reset my G1, and would like to reinstall some of the (older) Google apps that don't appear to ...
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samsung galaxy tab gt-p 1000 wifi icon trouble

My samsung galaxy tab gt-p 1000 is working fine. Previously the wifi icon on the top of the screen used to be a dot alongwith 4 semicircles of 60 degrees. Since last 3 days this icon has disappeared ...
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How to track links that certain app accesses?

I always get concerned about backing up data that is relatively large, for the sake of bandwidth, which is kind of expensive in my area, really expensive. For example, when I installed "Google ...
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Batch-moving all installed applications to home screens

Is it possible to batch-move all of my installed applications to the home screens (there will be many)? I would like to rearrange all of them and having them on the screens already would help. If ...
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How do I get rid of the N symbol on my lg optimus in the notificaton bar?

It just popped up and I'm not sure how to get rid of it or what it even means. I tried to unable it by using in instructions that was for a Sprint LG phone but it didn't work.
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DLNA server that handle subtitles

Is there any DLNA server which is able to serve subtitles for smart tv (LG 42LA620s - model 2013). I have tried Pixel Media Server and few others with no success, while PLEX on Windows is working ...
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1answer
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Applications installed get deleted after connecting USB to PC

I had installed quite a few applications on my tablet. But after I connected it to the PC for data transfer some of the applications got deleted by its own. I connected to the PC by plugging in the ...
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How automatic date and time works in android

I have to know the working way of use network-provided time in android. Because, without internet connection android getting correct time and date. How it is possible?. By using network provider means ...
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Non native alarm clock app able to turn on the phone

The native alarm app of the phone (VIVO s7i, a Chinese brand) can turn the phone on to play the alarm. I'm looking for an alternative third-party alarm app. I have downloaded several apps, but they ...
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Samsung G S3 Mini: UK Apps 'not available in your country'?: in UK, with new UK phone from UK provider!

Just got my new Samsung Galaxy s3 mini, from t-mobile UK. Trying to download UK apps (e.g. BBC News) from Google Play, but getting the "app not available in your country" messages.... Am in the UK, ...
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Toggle between 2 gmail calendars?

I would like to have 2 separate gmail calendars, one for work and one for personal. I have 2 different gmail accounts but I can only find how to sync them together instead of going back and forth ...
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Crop visible portion of image [closed]

I'm looking for an app (or a gallery application) which allows you to select a photo, zoom in/move the image and then simply save the part visible on the screen, without loosing the resolution. Most ...
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Why do apps on the Google Play Store have com. at the start?

When you get an app from the play store, the apps are always given in this format (For example): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.king.candycrushsaga I'm not interested in the main ...
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Can you fully remove Google system apps from Android including the Play Store updates?

Believe it or not, but I want to remove a few Google Apps which I have no use for and want to free up space, resources and mobile data usage by not having them on my phone at all. These include: ...
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Apps have disappeard

Yesterday morning when I woke up I turned on my smartphone and I saw that all my application have disappeared! When I entered in Setting menu, Applications management (my mobile phone is in spanish, ...
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LG G Pro E988 Youtube app crashes when I click a video

I bought a second hand LG G Pro E988 and the youtube app crashes each time I try opening a video. When I open the app it asks me to connect my gmail account to youtube and then when I click a video ...
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Icon Editor for Android platform

I was looking for an app that would let me create and edit icons on my Android device. It actually doesn't need to be able to open .ICO files or anything like that, but rather normal image files like ...
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1answer
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Need to press power button three times to turn screen on using Screen Off and Lock

I'm using the Screen Off and Lock 1.7.1 application on Android 4.1.1. The phone model is Huawei G510-0010. After I turned off the screen using that application, I have to press the power button ...
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Is that only very few app really use mult cores power?

I google this question but there is almost no discussion. So only very few apps really use more than one core?
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I cant move apps to the sd on a motorola xt532

So, I used the first rom in the wiki http://forum.xda-developers.com/wiki/Motorola_XT532 I had 65MB free, then I run the update of the google apps and I ended up with only 12MB free.. I cannot move ...
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Application stuck in “Installing…” stage in Market

I'm having the problem mentioned in the title on my Samsung Galaxy S. I updated the app Dock Simulator and for some reason it got stuck while installing. Now it shows the scrolling green bar in the ...