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clearing junk files manually from my android storage

Previously I had installed an application for cleaning junk files from my phone. Now I am on my own. could you guys please help me in finding out the junk files and getting rid of them manually. coz ...
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Is there an app that can make your own music? [on hold]

Specifically, I'm looking for an app that you can create beats on, use a variety of instruments to add to the song, and just basic songwriting material. It is for kindle fire hd. I want guitar, ...
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Hide the applications from apps list?

I want to hide the installed 3 rd party apps in android. I hided the app icon in app drawer using Nova launcher, but those apps still visible in settings > apps list? Is there any way to hide it from ...
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How to move app data to external sd card on karbonn a15

I have karbonn A15 android ICS(4.0.4) smartphone, its not rooted. I want to move the app Data to my external sd card, i tried to move the (mnt/sdcard/data) folder from the internal SD (android/data) ...
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App <X> isn't working correctly. How can I fix it?

I have an application that isn't working correctly. Either it's not launching, or not responding to commands, or some of the functionality isn't doing what I expect. What are some simple steps I can ...
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How to run an app shortcut or a tasker task when battery temperature is above a custom threshold?

At high temperature: I can trigger an alaram using Battery Bot. Turn off data/wifi/bluetooth etc., using Battery Tasker. But I want to do many things like: Turn off data when temperature is ...
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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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Are there any apps available through which remote connection can be made from one phone to another phone on android? [on hold]

I know about apps like 'TeamViewer' which allows remote assistance from a mobile phone to a computer. I want to know about apps which can create remote connection just like TeamViewer and similar ...
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Camera picture instant Google search in Android [on hold]

In Android is there any app like where the camera take the picture and upload to Google image search and should show all the result instantly like Google does.
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Samsung Galaxy S6 missing icon showing how many apps are running

My Samsung Galaxy S6 had a icon on the screen that showed how many apps were running. But now it's gone? Does anyone know where to switch it back on?
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Full Backup of Rooted Toshiba Thrive w/ CWM

I have a rooted Toshiba Thrive 10 and I tried to dump everything using DE but I get very inconsistent results. The size of the back ranges from 6GB to 14GB. A full backup should actually be 19GB for ...
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how am I suppose to remotely delete my google account on a device that is accessing a specific app

I recently added my account on a device so he could access my game app whick is the Clash of Clans (COC) now that person is controlling my COC using his device and cursing my clann mates via coc ...
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How can i hide my application from being visible for users [on hold]

I am writting an android application for parental control, How can protect my application from being visible in applications menus.
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How do I enable the System UI that I accidentally disabled?

Using Jelly Bean 4.2.1 on a BLU 5.5 Android phone. If I can't enable, can I download another one?
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Tilt left and right is not working in bluestacks

Hi I am trying to play Top free games' Bike Race game in Bluestacks software for Windows. I installed it and I started to play the game. But I am not able to tilt action for adjusting my bike. How can ...
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Android - Camera LED flash light flashing in wrong intervals in different devices [on hold]

I am developing an app, in which I want to blink the flash light in specific interval. Below are the steps I have followed. 1) Set the Timer for specific interval. 2) In run() method i did the code ...
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Found this amazing app on playstore, but how secure is it?

Today I came across a app on play store called RLWatcher. It is an amazing app which could come in handy in a lot of situations. It lets the user remotely sense movement, sound or even just the ...
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How to transfer apps, contacts and settings between two identical phones?

OS: 2.1 Phone: Samsung Vibrant (Galaxy S) I'm having trouble with my new Samsung Vibrant (it constantly reboots) and I'm going to return it for a replacement unit. How can I transfer all of my phone ...
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Test automation for Android applications [on hold]

I'm looking for automated test services, just like TestObject or TestDroid. Both seems great, but I would like to find some free alternatives of it.
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How to stop my Android device from being spammed in the browser as well as in the application?

Recently I have downloaded two games: Deer Hunter PreHistoric Worm But after that I have my browser which keeps redirecting me to http://ad.adsmatte.com It is happening every time I load the page ...
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Guided access for android

Guided access is an excellent set of features for the iPhone that allows one to restrict or block inputs to the device. How can I replicated this behavior with my Android phone? The features the I ...
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How can I install apps from unknown sources using my Google account on the web?

I was wondering whether or not I can somehow remotely install applications from "unknown sources" i.e not having to copy the .apk file onto my device and then installing. For example, using the ...
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contacts phne numbers disappeared after sync to google

after sync to google all contacts that have phone number in them disapeared. I tried to enter a new contact just for a test. if I sync to google again the new entry disappears as well. how can it be ...
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list view below navigation drawer is not accesible [on hold]

I am trying to implement navigation drawer on the activity in which I already have a navigation drawer. Navigation drawer is working perfectly fine but the activity's list view is not accessible at ...
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“Compile with” field empty in eclipse [on hold]

When I start a new andoid application project on eclipse, the compile with field is empty. so the next button is not showing up. How to get it?
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How can I upgrade the OS of my Samsung Galaxy Exhibit from Android 4.1 to 4.4 or higher? [duplicate]

How can I upgrade the OS of my Samsung Galaxy Exhibit (SGH-T599N) from Android 4.1 to 4.4 or higher? I am trying to install Live on YouTube – by Xperia on my smartphone so that I can live stream ...
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how to fix resource error in android while installing a game

Android: 4.3 Jellybean Whenever I install a game with an obb file in memory card, it says download failed because the resources could not be found, but that doesn't happen when I copy the obb file to ...
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Why do apps like WhatsApp, Facebook run background services in android even though their apps on iOS without backgroung services

What is the reason for apps like WhatsApp running background services in andrioid even though in iOS they work smoothly without any background service
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Looking for a more efficient way to avoid apps that require creating online accounts

Here's an example of a recurring problem: I'm looking for a simple GPS-based pace-keeping app to keep me on track timewise while cycling, running, hiking, etc. So I find a candidate app via the play ...
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how can I recover a deleted video on Android 4? [duplicate]

My girlfriend deleted a video she didn't want to delete. It has been about 2 weeks since she deleted it, and she has been trying to not fill the phone up with stuff just in case we have a shot at ...
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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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All of a sudden so many apps stop working

All of a sudden a lot of apps don't work any more, and some randomly give messages "unfortunately ________ has stopped working". Is there any way to go about trouble shooting this? Shazam and Strava ...
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Lenovo S960 Missing stock battery saver app

I am a lenovo s960(vibe x) user with root access. I got my stock battery saver app uninstalled and now I seriously want it back. I checked on the internet but nothing worked. I even did a factory ...
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how to make my sony Xperia camera work

I have a Sony Xperia arc s but the camera doesn't work since I got it...it just shows a black screen I tried clearing the data and upgraded my os to icecream sandwich...but I can still switch on the ...
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Copying paid apps between two devices

I've checked the posts saying how a paid Google app CAN be shared between two devices, but no-one says HOW to do it. There's all this stuff about using the same Google account, but what does that mean ...
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why does smartphones start to lag after few years of their launch?

I have seen that every smartphone that used to be flagship device start facing lag after a span of time. why does the same RAM, same CPU becomes slower over the years. Taking example of Samsung device ...
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App drawer disappeared on One Plus One with Cyanogen OS

I accidentally removed my app drawer on the dock. I already tired different ways suggested on this site to get it back. But none of them worked. I am not sure if this is related to the OS version or ...
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Get the list of applications using a sensor in android

I want to get: The list of applications or pids using a particular sensor in android. Or Sensors used by any particular application. Is it possible?
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Loading from External SD / Saving to ExtSD

I rooted my device, an Android off-brand tablet, and finally found a way to get all my files onto my 32gb SD card instead of the internal SD. However, it says my apps aren't installed now when I click ...
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How to fix installation error -504?

I'm using Moto G second generation. My device is unable to install Facebook app after completion of download from play store. I checked few solutions, even removed my google account, but didn't work. ...
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Application self uninstalls

I have a Galaxy S4, Eu version, not rooted updated a few days ago to Lollipop. Today 2 strange things happened: The phone was connected to charging cable but charge was interrupted when it was at ...
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Is there a PDF reader that zooms to omit left+right (vertical) margins [closed]

When trying to read a PDF on a bigger screen phone, I like to quickly zoom to a level that maximises utilization of my screen real estate, so that I can see biggest font without having to scroll ...
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Auto-sync killing battery all of a sudden on S3?

I have had my S3 for a good long while, ever since they were new with Verizon. Almost immediately, I bought an extended battery and all was good. In the last week or so, the battery has begun ...
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Force an app to full-screen mode

Is it possible to force an app into full-screen mode so all the soft-keys will disappear and the app will take up the entire screen areas?
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Lollipop + Google Play - small application installs take 10 or more minutes?

The specs: Samsung Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 Lollipop (new device, came with it) Installing small applications in Google Play Store take 3-15 minutes, Spotify has been "installing" for over an hour. ...
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“Life Square” app for Android 5.0?

After downloading Android 5.0 on my LG G2, Life Square disappeared. Is there any way to get that back?
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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): play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.king.candycrushsaga I'm not interested in the main URL, and ...
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Snipping tool for android device [closed]

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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No apps appearing - unfortunately settings has stopped. com.android has stopped

no apps appear at all. I cant access menu theres only settings app play store ive tried hard reset error messages of com.android has stopped settings has stopped im lost
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Application messages

Need assistance. If I power on or restart my GT-P7500 10.1 Samsung tablet, it takes an awe full long time to become usable. It keeps coming up with messages like "Messager is not responding" - with ...