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Are apps backed up/restored with Titanium Backup just as “good” as through Google? [closed]

Is the backup/restore process of Titanium Backup just as good and functional as Google's native processes? In other words, will an app backed up and restored by Titanium Backup run and be just as ...
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How can I race against a GPX track?

I'm using the Strava app to record segments I ride. It would be very helpful in trying to beat existing KOMs to be able to upload GPX file(s) to my phone and have audible feedback during each segment ...
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None of the apps installed on my SD card work anymore

The apps worked this morning for a bit, then I plugged my phone in to charger and grabbed it right before I left for work. When I was checking it on the way to work, most if not all of my apps, said ...
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application cannot be installed in the default install location?

I have an Android Galaxy S1, and have been getting the error "application cannot be installed in the default install location". I am aware that this is a common issue. So I Googled it, and almost ...
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How can I mirror my samsung phone screen on my Tv

I have a upnp enable TV on which ImediaShare seems to work fine. But does anyone know how to mirror my phone screen on the TV
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How to prevent the android system from killing an app?

I have rooted my phone and use Swapper. an app that creates a linux like swap simulation w/o actually partitioning the sd card... I observed that this app gets killed every now and then thus not ...
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Why do some apps get frozen every time I reboot?

After rooting my Galaxy Nexus (international GSM version), I looked around a bit with Titanium Backup and found several system apps that were frozen. Among them are: Google Earth, Google Play Books, ...
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Matlab on Android

I know matlab mobile was just released for android. Nowadays several mobiles got hardware enough to run some decent calculations... So question is: Is there a way to run matlab offline on a emulator ...
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RE: Android 4.0.4 shows folder count on Galaxy Note (Android 4.0.4) but not on Galaxy Tab 10.1 (Android 4.0.4) [closed]

On my Samsung Galaxy Note (Android 4.0.4) it shows the count of items on the header of each folder. I love this feature. Why cannot I see this on my Galaxy Tab 10.1 (Android 4.0.4)? Thanks, Timothy
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Galaxy Tab Multi Device App Installation

I am planning on having a few labs of Galaxy Tabs (60+ tabs), and I need a way to manage all of these. Primarily I need a way to automatically install apps on all of these at once. I know there is a ...
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Package file is invalid [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Package Install via Market sometimes fails and gives seemingly random error message Whenever I try and download an app from the Google Play Store, or update an existing ...
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Is there an app like ROM-control for non-AOKP roms?

I found ROM-control very useful in ICS. But it can only work on AOKP roms. So is there an app can do the same job on ROMs other than AOKP?
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Self tracking for Android?

I would like to do self-tracking on Android (ICS). Specifically: enter physical tension spots (forehead, hand, back, etc..) every hour or so, and then see plotted graphs and statistical insights on ...
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How do you prevent pre-installed (unremoveable) Android tasks/apps from ever starting without rooting your phone? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I stop applications and services from running? Some apps are necessary for notifications. For example, without the facebook process, there'd be no facebook ...
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How can I get the Unknown Sources option on my Dell Streak?

I want to install one application which is not in the Market. I know that if I want to do that I should switch on the "Unknown sources" option, but I don't have "Unknown sources" on my Dell Streak. ...
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Exchange Client That Supports Rules

I set up rules in Outlook (which is synched to a Microsoft Exchange server) to automatically filter emails to specific folders, based on sender. I have been able to sync the Android email client to ...
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How to get mp3 files form Saavn app

I am using Saavn for listening to and downloading music. The problem is that the app downloads all of its data to my internal storage. I have only 8GB of storage in which only 5.23GB is user usable. ...
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Galaxy S4: “Application cannot be installed in the default install location”

I had uninstalled some of my apps but now I can't install them again. Play Store gives me "Application cannot be installed in the default install location" error when the download is complete. I ...
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How to stream videos from PC to TV

I have a PC with videos, an android mobile device and a TV. I would like to use my mobile in order to stream videos from my PC to the TV. Is the a way to do it? The best offers I found out so far ...
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Can Android run .exe file?

I have just downloaded uTorrent on my Galaxy S running Android 2.3. The .exe file has been downloaded and is in the download folder, but when I open the download folder on my SD card and click it, it ...
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How do I know which applications slows down the phone?

How do I know which applications slows down the phone, so that I could get rid of them?
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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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What is the difference between application cache and data?

Every app has data and cache. In Android, what is the difference between the two?
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How WhatsApp send audio files or video clips instantly? [closed]

When I try to forward any video clips that I downloaded to my phone from any other contact it sends immediately (ie without any uploading) . Also attaching some mp3 files are also sent instantly ...
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How do I change the naming scheme of Silent Camera to human readable form?

I have very good reasons not to want the shutter sound when taking photos. I have two camera apps that both have it, one came with the system and is called Camera. I deleted the other one, so I will ...
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Is there a way to have 2 devices on a single Google account

My Mom has a Samsung tablet that she uses 90% of the time. I bought her a Chromebook before I knew my brother had gotten her the Samsung. She uses the tablet for quickly looking at Facebook and Gmail ...
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Why does every application run as a separate user under Android?

If it's for security reasons, so that one application cannot harm another, why is it not like that in the desktop Linux distros? If desktop operating systems do prefer interaction between ...
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Can I download Android apps to a computer and then transfer to my phone [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to download APK file on PC from Market? I'm wondering if I can download Android apps to my computer then transfer to a phone because I don't have a wifi connection ...
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Is it possible to write android application using Google Web Toolkit?

We are writing simple web application using GWT(Google Web Toolkit). Now we should have this application cloned on Android and iPhone. I don't know about the iPhone but may it is possible to have ...
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How can I choose between Shazam and SoundHound? [closed]

I want a Music ID app, I have tried both Shazam and SoundHound which were good. They both have a limit of 5 songs, and cost $5 to upgrade to unlimited. Before purchasing one of them, I want to make ...
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Wanting to use only one email

I have to use 2 emails on my phone at all times cause some apps I purchased on one email and some I got on my other email. Is there a way to put all my purchases on to my primary email so that I don't ...
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Need a file explorer that supports root as well as showing the folder size

There seems to be a serious dearth of quality apps on Android. I'm having memory issues in my Xperia L phone and I'm trying to determine the root cause. (No it's not the Album memory leak issue - I've ...
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Though auto sync is turned off, Andorid 4.1.2 still auto syncs photos in Gallery

WIFI is turned off on my mobile. A. I had turned off auto sync feature as follows: Apps > Settings > Accounts & sync > Google > Auto sync is turned off for my email Apps > Settings > Accounts ...
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Notification numbers for a lot of apps don't show up?

We recently switched from iPhone to Android and on both of our Samsung phones, apps that we have notifications for (Facebook, Skype, etc.) do not have a number next to the icon showing how many ...
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How can I block Android apps to send emails on my behalf?

In some Android apps there is a "Login with GMail" option. I often login with that. Some apps are sending emails on my behalf to my GMail contacts, as I saw them in my "Sent items". I want to know ...
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App compatibility with a tablet

I might buy Nexus 7. But how are the apps configured with this larger screen? It's in between a regular tablet 10" and a phone 4" so how, for example, will apps like notational acceleration ...
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Specific App install from Google Play fails, where to see log?

I'm trying to re-install a paid app from the Google Play Store I had previously installed before doing a system update. The installation fails silently after downloading. (Other installs from the ...
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Installing downloaded apks from external site

I have just downloaded APK files of a software from a website to my laptop. My question is if I install this on my phone, will it be installed in the phone memory or in the SD card memory? I couldn't ...
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Where did my purchased Apps go when I upgraded my Phone?

I have read through many questions here and totally understand that when you upgrade your phone your purchased apps should be accessible for reinstalling at https://play.google.com/store. I upgraded ...
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Bluetooth OBDII Android app

I am going to order this OBDII scan tool from DealExtreme: http://www.dealextreme.com/p/elm327-bluetooth-obd-ii-wireless-transceiver-dongle-16921 Just wondering if there are any apps out there that ...
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Weird app on my andriod. Unable to uninstall it

Here is this weird drawer/app I am getting when I swipe on bottom left corner of my screen. I tried to uninstall it, but can't find it in the list. I believe it is some malware/adware, as it shows ...
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Why are there multiple versions of “Phone” installed under all apps in Android Lollipop?

Why are there multiple versions of "Phone" installed under ALL apps on my Android Lollipop 5.1.1 phone? Menu = Settings → Apps → ALL There are three versions of "Phone": Phone - ...
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Sharing 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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How to change the language of the playstore on android phone (samsung galaxy S4) or at least of applications

I have a samsung galaxy S4, as the title say, running with android, and i am french, therefore, the play store is in french, and the apps are also downloaded and installed in french, without any way ...
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Auto refresh a webpage every N minutes

Does anyone know any way that I can refresh a webpage every N minutes? I am running Kiosk browser with fullscreen, I need to have something that can refresh the page every N minutes. The Kiosk ...
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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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Open an app on startup/after booting

I need to force a selected application to start up each time my Android-based device is (re)started. Is there anything I can use (configuration setting, external application etc.) to accomplish this ...
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Are Bosspy and Copy10 fake/scam apps?

I want to install it on my daughters phone to monitor her activity. I've tried researching it myself and I see a lot of reviews and posts in several forums saying they are legit apps, but I suspect ...
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How can I view webpages locally? [closed]

Is there an app available on the Play Store that allows us to view websites/webpages that have been transferred to the SD Card? I've tried several android browsers and none of them allow me to open a ...
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Apps continue to use battery despite closing them

I have noticed that certain apps continue to show up in the Settings-->Battery menu (which shows the % of battery used by each app) long after closing them. Here are the list of things I have ...