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How can I find out the developer of an app from its APK file?

Given only an APK file, how can I find out the developer of a non-market Android application?
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Are in-app-purchases applied after an app reinstall?

If I purchase an in-app-purchase (e.g., in-game currency or content) and I remove the app and install it later, will the in-app-purchase content still be accessible? For example: Plants VS Zombie 2 ...
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How do I update app installed from 3rd-party with Google Play Store's version?

I want to update my WhatsApp to be able to use the calling feature. I've used a third party app to update WhatsApp till now. How do I update from Play Store, or will it only happen automatically and ...
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Stock voice recorder, camera(video recording) and alarm not working in LG L90 dual D410

I have an LG L90 dual D410 running on Kitkat 4.2. Everything was working fine and I don't remember what caused these problems to occur. May be an update? When I tried to record using the stock voice ...
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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 to remove all Google-specific apps from a rooted Android?

Some time ago I read somewhere that Chinese carriers are removing Google-specific software (Google Search, Google Play, etc) from Android devices they carry. What I wanted to know is if this is ...
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Why do applications enforce read-write and read-only permissions for other apps to use it? [closed]

While reading a book on android it tells that "Applications might also enforce their own permissions by declaring them for other applications to use.The applications can declare any number of ...
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Installing Gmail Material Design APK

I have the APK File to the pre-release of Gmail Material Design. I went to Google Play Store and uninstalled my current, up-to-date Gmail package. When I install the material design APK, it tells me ...
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Need to “gift” an app purchased in google play by issuing a refund later. How many days can I wait to refund?

I know Google play still doesn't support gifting of apps but I need to provide one of my clients a free copy. They already purchased it. I am going to refund them later, after they are done using the ...
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Tracing Android applications

I have been mucking around on my Android tablet (rk2928, Android 4.1.1) at a low level, removing and replacing ROM apps and such... aaaand now I'm getting a few applications saying "Unfortunately, ...
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Are free messaging Apps genuine? [closed]

There are lot of free messaging Apps in the App store. I would like to know whether the following two apps are genuine : way2sms and Kik And I was just wondering, how are they able develop such ...
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How can I install MySQL on my Android device(s)?

There are good and bad choices available for the design of my system and MySQL seems to be the best available. I need it to run client/server and support stored procedures & triggers and a host ...
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Proprietary software distributed along with Linux kernel

What is the licensing rationale behind distributing proprietary (copyrighted) software within a common smartphone's Android system? I mean software like device drivers (camera, GSM modules etc.) or ...
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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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Applications think that GPS is off while it is on

I have a Prestigio Multiphone 3400 with Android 4.2.2. The phone is new and not rooted. In Settings -> Personal -> Location Access, there are two checkboxes: Access to my location Wi-Fi & ...
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Locus Tweak allows Google Maps download, not OSM! [closed]

I am going to develop an app for Android, and I'm trying to understand whether it is possible to store maps for offline usage (anyway I am not sure this is a question for developers). Google Maps TOS ...
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Is there any way to remove the 10 recipents limit from the SMS app?

Can you actually do this? I know that there are some apps where you can send SMS to a unlimited number of recipients, but I would prefer to remove the limit of the built-in SMS app. My phone is a ...
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Automatically have my frequently-used apps handy

I recently wiped and re-installed my phone. In so doing, I lost my home screen layout. In any event, my layout wasn't all that great. What I'm looking for is an app/other method that would determine ...
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Missing some of the applications while updating existing apps in my galaxy s3

While updating the existing applications like Google maps, Play Music etc from the play store in my Galaxy S3, some applications like Navigation & 2 more disappeared from my phone. why is this ...
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how to install command line programs

How to i install binaries on my non-rooted tablet i have the terminal application called Terminal IDE and i followed the instructions, i put my compiled binary in the folder local/bin/. I comiled a C ...
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Is there a lightweight way to test C code on Android?

I want to write and run small general purpose C code snippets on my Android phone. These will primarily be data structures and algorithm implementations. Is there a lightweight and quick way to do ...
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What do apps designed for small screens look like on tablets?

Do they get scaled or do they just occupy part of the screen? I mean apps that were designed for 4-5" phones running on 8-10" tablets. UPDATE: Let me give some details to better explain my question. ...
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Will a license check fail if I am in a foreign country?

I have an app that performs a license check and will not work if a check doesn't succeed within x amount of time since the last successful check. Will this license check fail if I am connected to the ...
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How to clean up related files from deleted apps?

AppCleaner will delete related files from the Mac when an application is dragged to the trash. How does one clean up remains of uninstalled apps on Android?
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Uninstalling app from specific device only

Is there a way to remove an app from only one device when using the same account over two devices? I've just got a tablet - which is currently syncing settings and downloading all the apps that I ...
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some apps, no problem loading on 2 devices. Not this one - help

I have loaded a free app (imediashare) from Amazon store onto my Kindle Fire. I want to put the same app on my Samsung phone, but when I go to the app store from the phone and try to 'buy' it, I'm ...
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What do the names means in settings > application manager > current app?

In settings>application manager><your app> we got some infos about her. What do they means? I am quite confused. I really need to know it but somehow its quite hard to guess. Where can I get ...
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Any way to assign startup apps manually?

Is there any way i can set up an app to start at startup? Its a ram boosyer and for some reason it does not auto start....earlier it used to.. Does moving apps to SD card prevent its auto start? And ...
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How can I track my app usage? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I track app usage? If you're not familiar with the late Wakoopa app for desktop, it's a small utility that runs in the background and monitors what application / ...
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Moved microSD from droid to droid 4 but apps don't show

I moved my microSD card from my old moto droid to the droid 4, but I can't see any of my old SD card apps. Is it possible to import them? Neither phone has even been rooted. Thanks!
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List of banned market apps [closed]

I recently came across fireplace market, which hosts fired apps banned by google. However it's apparently down. I'm not really interested in the market app, I just would have liked to browse what ...
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Transferring Apps from sd card to another sd card(HTC Desire HD) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to upgrade / swap SD card without losing data and installed apps? I have a 2gb sd card and it's full I can't put more music,photos and videos.I will buy an 8gig sd ...
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How does an app such as “Plants vs. Zombies Great Wall Edition” get downloaded or purchased on Android? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are some apps on the market incompatible with my device? I read that Plants vs. Zombies Great Wall Edition is available on May 18, 2012, but on an ASUS Transformer ...
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Delete an account from Android without affecting the apps related to it

I have three accounts in my Android phone. I have apps installed in the phone via them. Now I want to delete one of the account (NOT primary) but don't want to lose the apps related to them. Is ...
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Wierd log tag on SAMSUNG GALAXY S II [closed]

I have connected eclipse to my Galaxy S II and i receive a wierd log tag named [HYPOS] what is that i am worried about my privacy.
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How to identify the latest version of brut map

I use Brut maps as: This map is for the country that cant use navigation on google map. It has been hacked and can be used by any country now. I am currently using version 6.0.3 from here. Do ...
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Search for apps based on language

Can I search for Android APPs that are in Hebrew or Kurdish? or are all apps automatically translated into all languages?
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How can I chat with BlackBerry users?

Is there an app that lets me chat with BlackBerry users just by adding their PINs? Something that simulates that my Android phone belongs to the BlackBerry network? I know there are multiplatform ...
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Where can i find the HTC EVO native camera apk?

A while back I put a Gingerbread [Deck] rom on my HTC EVO, and it came with another camera app (apparently the one that ships with the new Nexus S). While it does have some fun little features, I ...
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Are there any apps for advanced Japanese learners? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I study or prepare myself for an exam with the help of my Android device? I passed JLPT2 a while ago and got an Android yesterday. Been looking for a Japanese ...
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Questions about Samsung Galaxy S security applications

Hello I would like to know whether is it recommended to have some antiVirus+firewall application for this current phone? (I usually open email attachments for example) 1.Do these applications runs ...
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How can I modify files on a remote computer over wifi/3g from my Android phone/tablet?

I have a scenario where I watch a fair amount of video content from a DLNA device that doesn't support deleting (GoogleTV, via Logitech Revue). I would like to be able to delete files after I'm done ...
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Some questions regarding apps on a rooted Nook Color

This is basically a follow-up to my previous question regarding the Nook Color. While my first question was regarding some of the specifics of the root process, I also have two questions about ...
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Do I need an SD card to add apps to an Advent Amico Android Tablet?

The Advent Amico Android Tablet PC arrives without an SD card, and has 487Mb of internal ROM available. Plenty for a few apps surely? There is no Android marketplace or alternative marketplace app ...
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Google Now Launcher is not displayed in Bluestacks emulator

I have latest version of Bluestacks emulator(v 0.9.25.5401) installed on my Windows PC 64bit. I installed Google Now laucher from the playstore in the bluestacks. And after installing the launcher it ...
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Download offline map packages of OsmAnd Map on PC?

I need to download offline map packages that users download from OsmAnd Map application. Where can I find those packages on phone? or how can I download it online on PC? Similar to how it was ...
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How to Right-click in Microsoft Remote Desktop?

I use Microsoft Remote Desktop to connect to my server from my Android Tablet (and mouse via OTG cable), but when I right mouse click closes RDP and exit. How is it possible to change it to call ...
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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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In “Advanced Wi-Fi settings”, I told my device to turn Wi-Fi off during sleep, but it didn't seem to work. What else can I try? [closed]

Is there any android app which turns off completely the wifi radio, when the phone is locked AND the screen turns off. I have already tested some apps for this purpose and they solely rely on the ...
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How to run two Messenger applications logged into different accounts?

I have done a bit of research, and that coupled with some programming knowledge leads me to believe that it should be perfectly possible to run two seperate applications of Facebook Messenger. Is it ...