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Add applications to the original Android ROM

How can I add applications to the original Android ROM installed by manufacturer, and not lose them after a factory reset?
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Location indication along with latitude longitude with address [closed]

Can I get Location indication along with latitude longitude with address and the address must be send in a message format to other pre-defined numbers via internet.
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Android VNC Server Samsung Error [closed]

We are using a base code to create a VNC server for Android (https://github.com/oNaiPs/droid-VNC-server), but in some devices had some problems, so we had to compile the code again to work on newer ...
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Kindle screen suddenly became very dim on LG tablet running 4.2.2 Can't increase brightness

How can I increase brightness of Kindle screen on my LG tablet running 4.2.2? Screen suddenly became very dim. Thanks.
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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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File commander to download [closed]

File commander was uninstall unintentionally. How can I download the file commander (this folder uninstall unintentionally. Thank you.
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Here maps isn't working: “could not download initial data”

I've tried to install Here Maps on my phone (a Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus) and I've not been able to make it work. The maps are not displayed at all, all I can see is a blank screen. If I try to zoom ...
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Some applications on my xperia z1 mobile won't be able to use internet over Mobile data where the other apps use it normally

Some applications on my xperia z1 mobile won't be able to use internet over Mobile data where the other apps use it normally. For example I can't use "Facebook" neither "Gmail " where I can use ...
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Play store app updating process

I have recently updated an app (specifically WhatsApp messeneger) vía play store and some friends of mine can't see the new version on the store yet. How are updates managed in the play store? When a ...
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App not installed error while sideloading and Install failed UID changed via adb [Not rooted]

I am having hard time getting an app installed since none sideloading nor adb install work...since I dont have root i cant delete the app's data folder from the data/data folder.. seems delete that ...
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Send command via bluetooth upon receiving sms

I am working on a project with a setup as shown below: android phone (#1) ---> (android phone (#2) and arduino with a bluetooth module). Basically, I'd like to use the android phone (#2) as a GSM ...
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How do I open a used notification in Android?

Does it have someway to "re-use" the push notifications? I know that exists a way to create a shortcut to only view the used and past notifications. I want something that gives me the oportunity to ...
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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 find out when an offer expires from Pinkberry

As a Pinkberry customer, I earned a free yogurt: where can I see when the offer expires in the Pinkberry Android application?
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Map Image Overlay App

I want to take a picture of a trail map, then overlay it on google maps or somehow use it as a navigation image linked to GPS? I want to do this all on the phone, while i'm hiking/walking about and ...
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Can't download anything from Google play

My internal storage has 400+mb and SD card has 9g left(I know sdcard dosent mater) . I deleted a lot of Apps and I still get the message "not enough space on your internal storage" when I try to ...
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SdCard is not usable with KitKat?

I am using App Backup & Restore for creating backup of my apps but with KitKat its using the internal SdCard as Storage. When I explicitly set the external SdCard path it gives the error that it ...
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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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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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Audit app permissions easily in one place?

Is there anyway to list all the applications installed on your phone and the permissions they require all on one page, or export the list so it can easily be audited?
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Feedly doesn't start

As the title says, I'm unable to start Feedly and use it. When I try to open it, it shows the initial splash screen, the black one with its logo, and hangs here forever. Essentially, I can't even ...
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How to avoid silent app installations

I have gone through this post Silent app installation wherein it clearly mentions it's highly impossible to self install the application without going through the whole installer proceedure.But when i ...
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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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My new Nexus 7 doesn't allow me to receive apk files with bluetooth

I have just got a Nexus 7, and I am trying to send an app that i made into my Nexus, neither sending it with my phone using bluetooth or directly from my laptop using bluetooth works: on my phone it ...
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Launcher without home screen, just app list that sorts by frequency of use

Is there anything available that would let me have a launcher that doesn't have the unnecessary home screen, just the app drawer, sorted by frequency of use? Notes: 1. Sorting by frequency of use ...
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Can an antivirus really stop the broadAnywhere threat?

I had a look at the diff where the broadAnywhere threat is fixed, and it's basically just mPendingIntent = PendingIntent.getBroadcast(this, 0, new Intent(), 0); replaced with: Intent ...
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application update cancelled bluetooth

Updated a google app on my Samsung Galaxy three phone. According to Samsung support it has caused problems with my Blue Tooth texting notification. It no longer works in my car. Can you advise course ...
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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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Getting metadata of audio file currently being played?

Is it possible in android to get information of an audio file currently being played by an application? Is there a central service that keeps track of what's being currently played in Android instead ...
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How do I get list of all application packages together with their activity label from adb shell?

Sometimes I have a trouble matching application's package name in /data/data/ or /data/app/*.apk with the user-friendly activity label I see in GUI. How do I list application packages together with ...
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regarding contacts been displayed in watsapp group

I want to clarify my question using an example. So,here it goes : Suppose I am a member of a watsapp group and I do not have all the members contacts saved in my phone book However,when I see the ...
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My camera was hidden and I lose the icon. how can I get the icon once again?

I can't see my camera Icon on my android phone. I check in "application Manage" I see it but the launch button was disable and the disable button too. How can I get one again the Camera's icon so I ...
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android dont download any file from untrusted CA certificate site

i work on a site that service mobile phone and share some file. when i publish my site in http any things work great. but when i active SSL and publish my site via HTTPS with my own certificate ...
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Hacked and know it [closed]

My past year or 5 has sucked but since March 2014, I have had this is 41 phones. Now I haved learned by a little reseach that Android is the easiest to hack and completely control. This one if they ...
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How can I track app usage?

Is there a way to show usage stats for installed applications on my Android phone? I'd like to know how much I use my apps and if there are any I can get rid of (because I don't use them).
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i want to know where my apk file was stored [duplicate]

I was downloading app from play store.After download completed then it showed me that i have low space in my sd card and phone memory so it cannot be installed.so i want to know where my apk file was ...
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Android application code generate [duplicate]

How can we get the source code for an android application if we have the application file ?
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What is Android's sleep mode [closed]

Many developers speak of Android's sleep mode. When exactly the device goes into sleep mode ? What is st standby mode ? How standby and sleep mode are different (or related)? When the device goes ...
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Android Reverse Engineering

Is it possible to programatically reverse engineer an application from the android device directly? Using dex2jar with terminal emulator generates jar file. From the jar file how to generate te ...
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I can't change the wallpaper, how do I solve this?

Can't change any wallpaper from any other app than "go launcher ex"! I have rebooted my phone which didn't do the job! Please help me fix it!
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How do you install this app (For Non US / CAD base owners ) [duplicate]

For NON US & Canadian citizens, how do you install this app onto your Android Device? ps: i do have a Nexus 7 (II) from Amazon, but my google account is tied to a overseas acct. ...
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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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Moving app data from galaxy phone to tablet [duplicate]

I want to transfer a game with my progress form my phone to my tablet. The game is in my Google play account but it does not show my progress when I open the game. Please help!
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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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What are the drawbacks of moving an app to SD card?

Since I upgraded to Android 2.2, I noted some minor disadvantages of moving an app to SD card, like having to wait the SD card to be mounted after a reboot to be able launch the app. What other ...
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Is there a way to beam a picture “To the tablet”?

There exists a solution where we can beam Picture/Video from a tablet to TV. But, is there a way, where is I use a Tablet as a display device on a wall, and beam pictures to the tablet? Thanks.
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unable to install app from playstore [duplicate]

It is showing error saying "unknown error code during application install:- 25". I have tried removing libs for the same app from root browser.
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App showing battery charge based on its voltage

I have a xt894 with Android 4.3. I bought an extended 3800mAh battery (Mugen) but the droid doesnt recognize it properly. I tested a couple of battery manager apps, but I dint find what I am ...
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play store keep install games app into my phone

I'm using a samsung galaxy note 1, i'm having problem that everytime when i connect to my wifi or internet, it auto download some games into my phone from google play store..and all the downloaded app ...
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How to push and install APK files from a PC over Internet?

I want to push AND INSTALL apk files from PC like Play Store does (when I send install signal from web interface). How to do this? Note: The PC and Android device may not be in same Wi-Fi network. ...