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Running an Android App in Android Studio [on hold]

I am facing a problem .. ADB not responding. If you'd like to retry, then please manually kill "adb" and click 'Restart' Errors from ADB: adb: Unexpected exception 'Cannot run program ...
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How do I know when an app was used in Android?

Is there any way to tell when an app was being used in an Android phone? I am specifically interested in the camera and gallery functions. I believe my roommate went through my photos without asking, ...
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Technology for offline application [on hold]

I was asked to build a mobile app which should work on an Android tablet work offline (sync with the server when possible) have a simple and intuitive UI Looks like there are a few options: ...
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Is there an app with auto-delete feature?

Is there an app which can set a timer on some particular file, after which, the file will get deleted automatically?
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not able to close background open apps in 4.4.2 kikat

Not able to close background open apps in 4.4.2 kitkat using device lenovo S850 previous it was working Normal ,but by pressing left key on handset more then 3 sec.it should show background open apps ...
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GPAY-how to eliminate this app

Have noticed over the past few days, random pop up ads on my phone. Upon closing the pop up, I get "Gpay has stopped working" and the app closes. I didn't install this, and have removed a recent app ...
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Paying for using android app through website (outside playmarket) [on hold]

I developing a free android app to download from play market. It works with a PC program & does not function without it. Can I use paypal payment on a website/exe file to get paid and not get ...
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What's using my GPS?

On my Android phone (a Desire HD), the GPS indicator is currently on & flashing away. How can I find out which app is responsible for using the GPS? I have my suspicions but would like to know ...
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How do I save purchased apps as APKs?

I am unable to save APK's that I have purchased (actually paid for) through the Play store. Usually SaveAPK is able to save the APKs that I'm interested it, however this didn't work: it sais Copy ...
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How much battery drain does having Bluetooth on - but unpaired - cause?

If I was to turn my Bluetooth on but not pair it to anything specific what percentage of battery will be drained by the end of the day?
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Tag pictures from my Android device

I would like to take this Use Case on my Android Device. 1) Take picture (preferably offline) 2) Tag this picture 3) Find all pictures on the phone or after syncronization online by tag Do you know ...
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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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How to enable double-click

Is it possible to do double-click on Android like you do on a regular computer? Some websites require double-click to operate, and I was hoping I could do the same on Android and get a computer ...
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App not installed for this user

I see App in my Apps section of settings which says App not installed for this user. It's completely greyed out and I cannot uninstall it. When I install the same from play store it says incompatible ...
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How to downgrade an app if it has been updated via Play Store?

I have an app installed on my phone, which I've installed from the Google Play Store. If I update the app and don't like the upgraded version, is there a way to undo the update and downgrade back to ...
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Samsung sidesync run from pc

my phone's lcd and touch is broke, and I'm trying to use samsung sidesync to access phone. Problem is that that I can't run sidesync app. I have tried to use ADB but I'm 100% sure that I have disabled ...
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My Files app is missing

My files app is not on my home screen and don't know how to find it because I am sure it was there and don't know how or why it disappeared so I really hope someone can help me please. Thanks Sue
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Minimum enclosing circle for ArrayList<Point> type points in opencv for android [on hold]

I want to find the Min Enclosing Circle for the folding points of the hand. I found the hand contour ,hull for it and convexity defects.Then start points and end points,depths and depth points are ...
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Does Google Play Store App Handle Infinite Activities? [on hold]

I was wondering how Google Play Store App handles infinite activities. I did the following: I opened the app, chose some app from the list, and then scrolled down and clicked on another app from ...
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Unable to execute adb shell command from Android app [on hold]

I want to change my screen resolution. For that I am using adb shell command wm size 600x800, but it's not working. Here is my code : p = Runtime.getRuntime().exec("wm size 600x800"); p.waitFor(); ...
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Where in the file system are applications installed?

I have installed a few Android applications both with the adb install MyApplication.apk command and via a webserver (like an alternative to Android Market). But where in the Android file system on my ...
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Port LG G4 stock apps to LG Leon? [on hold]

I saw that folks were able to port LG G4 apps to the LG G3, and since the G3's apps appear to be the same as those which came with the LG Leon, I thought perhaps there's a way to get them on my phone. ...
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Is storing only the username in an app's SharedPreferences a secure way of implementing a “remember me” function? [on hold]

I'm creating an android app which requires a login process. My issue is with implementing a "remember me" function in the app. There are several questions surrounding this issue already on the ...
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Is there an app that just directly records the sounds coming from the same device and not the outside noises? [on hold]

I already have a solution to record the internal system sounds of my device by using SCR screen recorder free version app (not the paid pro version of the app as it also records outside noises) to ...
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Low disk space on a Android Studio 1.2.2 [on hold]

I am trying to learn Android Development. Today, In an Android Studio 1.2.2, on top right corner , I got a red colored text message that "Low disk space on a Android Studio system directory partition ...
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Read-only mode for Android?

I need a read-only Android test device like a https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCD The system should run on the Samsung S4 and not on a CD. Is there a way to set the android system in read-only ...
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Is Applock by Gizmoquip safe? [on hold]

I tried to install an app on my tablet called Applock, by a developer called Gizmoquip (I think there are a few apps with that by different developers). AVG came up with a message saying it will ...
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What is the use of SHA-1 fingerprint while accessing google apis? [on hold]

This might be a silly question but I need to ask it. I am developing an application where I need to use google maps apis. Now while going through one of the tutorials I found out that in order to use ...
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I can't play my asphalt 7

It says that to run Asphalt 7, the "100% games application" needed to be installed on this device. Then I copy 100% Games Application but I can't install it, instead, it says: Parse Error: There was ...
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Unable to take screenshots, “Couldn't save screenshot, storage may be in use” error

I am just trying to take a screenshot of my starbucks rewards card, so I can print it out. Apparently a lot of apps like netflix, hulu, and starbucks recently have been restricting screenshots for ...
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How to addview MainActivity.xml on the class of extended surfaceview [on hold]

I want to add MainActivity.xml on the Extended SurfaceView. Right now, there is no syntax error but when run the application is turned off. This is java file. package ...
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How to remove spywares from factory reset list?

I have a lenovo phone with Android in it. The phone is so infected by auto installed apps for the past few weeks that I've decided to do a factory reset. However, the factory reset happen to reinstall ...
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Android to listen TCP connection

Is it possible to put Android to accept outbound connections, ie. act as a server waiting for connections? If so, is there any hindrance like an embedded Android firewall? What I have in mind is to ...
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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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Trying to uninstall Cool Browser

So, I was looking for an app and this Cool Browser app ad came up, I thought I was installing the app I had searched for but Cool Browser was downloaded. When I go to uninstall the uninstall button ...
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How does the Plants vs Zombies game keep the whole game state in background? [on hold]

Android eco system dictates that a long running app will be killed if memory goes too low. how does PVZ game manage to keep the whole paused game state in memory? It does load for a long time for ...
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Unity app not running on Cyanogen OS 12

I installed the Treasure Hunt app on my phone with the help of the Google Cardboard SDK for Unity. The app shows the splash screen and stops immediately. The phone runs on Cyanogen OS 12. This app ...
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Conference Call on local network connection in android

I have implemented peer to peer call using csipsimple where I am able to call any device which is connected to local network. It works fine for me. Now i want to make a conference call where more than ...
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AutoCompleteTextView not getting Geolocation suggestions from Google Maps [closed]

This is my code where in I have an AutoCompleteTextView, which should get suggestions from Google Places API private static final String LOG_TAG = "Google Places Autocomplete"; private static ...
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List all activities of an app

I have an Android phone which is not rooted. Is there any way I can obtain/export a list of all installed packages with their available activities? ADWLauncher has an activity picker in its custom ...
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Installing apps and app data to the SD card

I would like to install most data for certain apps onto a 32GB SD card. I am planning to root my device with Android 5.0.1, a 16GB Nvidia Shield Tablet. Does anyone know of any good, safe and free ...
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email app for IMAP with spam filtering [closed]

I am trying to find an app that filters out spam on an IMAP email connection. I've looked around and can't find one that specifically states that it does and the Gmail app doesn't do so for non-Gmail ...
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Why are certain songs on Google Music greyed out on my phone but not on PC?

Here's one that's been driving me crazy: The other day, I noticed songs on my phone's Thumbs Up playlist, songs that were both bought from Google Play or from elsewhere, were greyed out on my phone. ...
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Is there a way to make an android phone only run one app and nothing else?

I want to take an old android phone and turn it into a dedicated calculator. In other words, I'd like to make it so I boot up the phone and my calculator app is running, and there is no way to access ...
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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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can not able to get session id from magento site to android app [closed]

We are trying to develop a android app for magento site. We followed the follwing link to create a api username and key in magento admin panel. ...
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Restrict Internet access to a particular app only for a specific time period on an unrooted device

I have an app that behaves poorly. It is constantly uploading stuff in the background. I think I could get it to use less power if I could impose some sort of "parental control" type feature on it. ...
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How can I identify Mobile Speaker issue and how to reduce the noise while Music is playing in Speaker?

I'm using Samsung Galaxy Grand2.Recently I'm facing Noise(with some vibration) while listening to Music in Mobile's Speaker.How to confirm that it's mobile speaker issue and also how to fix it? Kindly ...
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Unable to purchase apps

I am new to Android but have got a new phone running 5.0.1 using my Gmail account administered by my university in New Zealand. However I am unable to purchase apps in the Google Play store. I am able ...
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What are the differences between a system app and user app?

As I've played around with different ROMs and used Titanium Backup, I see that apps are categorized into system and user apps. Several ROM developers state that Titanium Backup should only be used ...