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Is it possible to install an app and exclude some of its requested permissions?

Occasionally I want to install an application which requires certain permissions that I feel it really shouldn't need. Can I install the app without giving it these permissions? For example, GPS ...
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HTC Sensation dropping calls

My phone dropping calls and say missed call when I try to answer. One more thing when deny call somethimes continue ring two more times and then stop. Whats the problem ?
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Lg g3 smart cleaning stops working occasionally

I use LG G3 and I periodically cleanup my phone with the inbuilt smart cleaning but from 1-2 weeks now when I click on delete temporary files the app stops working and every time I try to do that it ...
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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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1answer
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Transfer root to SDcard with switch_root didn't work

I'm trying to install Debian on the Android 4.4 (modded with cyanogenmod) that's installed on my nexus 10 to one external sd card. I'm reading this tutorial : http://whiteboard.ping.se/Android/Debian ...
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How can I deal with unwanted system applications without rooting?

There are a lot of system apps in my mobile that I do not use, and have no intention of ever using. I know that is is possible to uninstall system apps and bloatware with root, but is it possible ...
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How do I get Google play to play my downloaded movies offline?

-tried reboot -downloaded flash -error msg "problem while viewing try again" -movies play when connected to WiFi -tried deleting movies and downloaded again -movies synced with Disney movies ...
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Get into recovery mode Xperia Ray

I want to install custom rom in my xperia ray. I have rooted my phone, Unlocked boot loader and also instaled clock work mod. I have downloaded the custom rom and gapps in my sd card. But i am not ...
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Where are the captions stored for images that are sent or recieved in WhatsApp?

When sending images in WhatsApp, there is an option to add caption to it. This caption is visible on image, at the receiving end, but when this image is copied or forwarded, only image is sent? ...
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How can I find a lost phone or help people return it?

I'm looking for an app like Where's My Droid to help locate a lost device. Ideally I'm hoping there is one that might have two specific features: The ability to display a message to the screen to ...
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A document from the app Jotterpad was deleted how to get it back?

I had a document (that was pretty large, I think; around 2.8 bytes worth) that was deleted, presumably by the Clean Master app. I'd like to know if this could be recovered and how. Please. And thanks. ...
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Is there a way to auto backup my phone files to my PC via wifi?

I am looking for a way to automatically transfer files in my phone to my PC (Win7) if my phone connects to my home wifi network. Thanks
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Effectiveness of Haxsync in helping sync apps in Android?

I have Android 4.0.4 on a Huawei m931. After reinstalling Facebook app& trying unsuccessfully to get Accounts setting to activate sync. I tried out Haxsync app. It seems to help with some ...
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1answer
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How to root lenovo A526 mobile

I tried to root lenovo A526 mobile using "Kingo" and "root genius". But they are unable to root this device.Thanks for helping hands.
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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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Segmentation fault and no more space left on /system on android 5.1 - nexus 10

I'm trying to run Debian on Android 5.1 / nexus 10 following this tutorial : http://whiteboard.ping.se/Android/Debian at a certain point,I give these commands : root@manta:/data/local/tmp # mount ...
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How to make an side kick phone (bluetooth featured normal phone) like “side kick” for Alcatel Hero 2 for my 5.5 inch Phablet phone Honor Huwaei 4x?

Is it possible through any app,i am able to receive my calls from my Phablet by an normal feature phone that supports bluetooth? If it is there ,please let me know Thanks Ramya
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1answer
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Why won't JRD MMITest go away?

This app (which doesn't actually appear to exist on my phone) keeps popping up randomly on my phone. Its called JRD MMITest and seems to want to test the functionality of the phone. It covers such ...
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How can I remove my deleted app icons from the screen?

My android version is 4.2. I've installed and uninstalled some apps in my tablet. But some icons of the uninstalled apps are still on the screen and I can't move them to the trash. How I can ...
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1answer
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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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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 ...
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2answers
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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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why i can't use all my sd card space on Apps?

I have a Xperia E1 with 2Gb of internal memory. I had to buy an 8GB SD card to use good apps! The problem is that I can only use 2Gb of my SD card on apps! When I open the storage it say it has 6.90Gb ...
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Why do some games stopped suddenly?

I just bought my phone last week, it's Andromax I3s (local phone with Haier as the vendor) with this specs: Memory 4 GB, MicroSD Up To 32 GB; Ram 1 GB; OS Android 4.3 ...
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1answer
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How to disable android applications from running back ground automatically [duplicate]

My phone (Note3) has a large amount of ram, but there are always lots of applications that can run back ground which can easily consume more than 90% of your memory. It's really annoying to manually ...
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i have some files encrypted in gallery vault application

I have some files encrypted in gallery vault but my phone's software crashed and had to be reinstalled. how can I restore my data from that app? I do have my SD card but it is not showing my ...
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USB to Droid Speed?

Let’s say you connect your android smartphone to a USB 3.0 port. You would like to upload a 1 GB file to your Android smartphone, how long will it take?
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uninstall for good, certain apps on kitkat

I want to remove internet browsing and the gmail/email apps on my phone. I know that i can root it. I don't use it for calls or texting. Just for wifi. And i don't want browsing or emails just gaming. ...
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1answer
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How to disable Notification Sounds on per-app basis?

I have an news app which gives me the option to get informed via push notification. I would like to receive this notification but I don't want it to make a notification sound. However the app doesn't ...
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7answers
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Can I install apps on phone without using the Android Market?

I have this Huawei Device that does not come with the Android Market installed. Is there any work-around for this? As in how can I install Android Apps without the Android Market? Is there a way to ...
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1answer
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Check if an app is installed on the device

I'm trying to use the package name and determine the apk path of an app to check if my app is installed in the device. pathCmd = './adb shell pm path ' + packageName pathData = ...
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1answer
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How to automatically delete photos after google plus upload?

Once Google plus uploads the images, then it automatically delete the image files on the phone for more storage space. Is it possible? Can it be used with tasker or any other app?
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Force Android to display in grayscale

Is there a way to force all of Android to display in monochrome(also known as grayscale)? I'm working with a someone who has ADHD (and I am mildly ADHD myself). The colors are too much for him/her to ...
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Update APK from command line using ADB?

I have a phone running Cyanogenmod, which is an AOSP derivative. It lacks Google Play. I installed Textra as the messaging app some time ago using adb install com.textra.apk. Textra was recently ...
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Select multiple files on Google Drive App

Is it possible to select multiple files on the Google Drive App? I tried every intuitive solution I could think of, perhaps it's possible on the Google Docs app?
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myMail application - custom ringtone

I was wondering if any one of you out there have used / uses myMail application as an alternative to GMail built in app. I wanted to set my own notification ringtone but i do not see the option to do ...
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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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Re-installing Viber App on Samsung Galaxy S phone

I accidentally deleted the Viber app from my Galaxy S (SGH T959) and now that I am trying to find it in the Market app included, it does not come up. When I look it up in Google, it shows up as an ...
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Can the previous version overwrite the currently installed app?

Suppose the new version of APK of any project is currently installed on the Android phone, but I want to install my previous APK on the phone. In that case, what will happen? Will it be updated to the ...
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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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Does anyone know how you would use GPIO pins on an android device

I am currently trying to use an Odriod U3 (android) to control a few relays.I have looked for apps or software to utilize the gpio pins and haven't came up with any answer. Is there any apps that I ...
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What applications can I disable on my Samsung Galaxy S4?

I have just bought a Samsung Galaxy S4 and discovered that it comes with a large number of programs that I know I will never use (Amazon MP3, all Samsung Apps, TripAdvisor etc.). I have found that ...
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Apps installed but not installed?

I was listen to music on Soundcloud and suddenly my phone restarted and it showed all of my apps installed on my SD card as Not installed, why is it saying this?
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Are Android games and apps auto screen resizeable?

By auto screen resizeable I mean that lets say I have a game which runs perfectly on HTC Wildfire S (screen dimensions: 320x480; Android:2.3.5). Can I install the exact same game .apk file on Samsung ...
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error: only position independent executables (PIE) are supported when I try to run curl on android 5.1

I'm trying to run curl on android 5.1,but this error doesn't help : root@manta:/root/home/curl/data/local/bin # ./curl error: only position independent executables (PIE) are supported. I've got the ...
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Apps are automatically closing/restarting and phone is running slow

I am running Nexus 5 with Android 5.0.1 (Lollipop), stock (via OTA Google push). I like it for the most part, except for the fact that I have noticed a repeating problem. After awhile of using the ...
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Putting in an SD card made my zedge ringtones unusable and I can't access the pet shop app etc.,

I don't have an android, but my girlfriend said she needed an SD card so I got her one. She put it in her phone, it just said 'setting up SD card' and she didn't have to do anything else. It made her ...
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unable to connect 2 app 2nd sim network

i am facing a unique kind of problem. Here i am using dual sim android phone. Usually i use internet from sim 1 but for last 2 days i start using internet from sim2. Now when i change back and start ...
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Half screen in android whatsapp camera while scanning QR code

I have still the saem problem, My internet is working perfactly.. I have idea 3g network, I have Xperia U running on Android 4.0.4. I cannot scan the barcode because of whatsapp camera is open in 1/4 ...