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How to check if a package is enabled via shell?

I have been writing a tasker task to enable/disable a package. I know adb shell pm enable com.android.contacts will enable the package and adb shell pm disable com.android.contacts will ...
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Stuck in recovery mode

please help... i got t 231 galaxy tab 4 7.0 i used flashr and i dont know how to use it so i followed instruction but i think i clicked on something .. i dont really know about this things... i just ...
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Closed circuit app on Android

I'd like to know if there is a way to run an android app on a closed circuit minimalist type of android VM on an android device so that I can have a full control of what the app has access to and when ...
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Rear or Front Facing Camera through EXIF Data?

I am creating an app that separates selfies from picture taken with the rear-facing camera. I am not doing this 'in real-time' so I started looking at the EXIF data. I have compared the standard ...
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Can I safely disable google app on my android as I use chrome app?

I want to disable google app as I use chrome app. Is it safe?
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unlocking kids mode on tablet 10

please help my son has put kids mode on my asus tablet and doesn't know the password, I have looked everywhere but seen nothing to help me
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Is there a non-root app that speeds system time?

I really need it for a game whose currency increase is dependent to the system time.. I could change them manually, but it's too much work going back and forth from the game to settings and vice versa....
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How to copy text from android apk APP file to pc(work format)

I downloaded Android APK file and successfully and run it on my pc. But i am not able to select / copy the text from PC. I want to copy from the Android APK to Google docs. Can any one help me os this?...
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google authentication talk failed

When I try to download apps on my phone, Am receiving an answer that "google talk authentication failed". what can do. I tried to force stop and clear data in settings nothing is happening. please ...
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Why Network Type Stuck on EDGE 2G , not able to use 3g and 4G LTE?

I am Using Moto G 3 rd generation which supports 4G LTE , My Service provider is T-Mobile , i am not able to use 3G and 4G LTE . My device is always stuck with "E" symbol . I have android version 6.0....
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How can I use “adb over network” in Moto G?

I found option for "adb over network" in some devices, but cant able to find in Moto G 3rd Gen Is there any way to use "adb over network" in this device. Thank you.
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settings app data clearing causes any failure of OS funtionality or OS updates? [duplicate]

i'm new to android device. exploring the settings, i've accidentally deleted the settings app data. i'm afraid of system failure due to this data clearing action. should I worry about that? or its ...
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clearing settings app data causes any future problem?

i've cleared data from settings app. settings -> apps -> settings app -> clear data. i've heard a rumor that clearing data of settings app causes os disturbances. is that right? please explain.
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MTK 6572 (Doogee DG300) no GPS at all

After the first time I flashed my phone I could never make GPS work again, and the GPS signal was already weak before flashing. Now I've flashed it again and when testing with GPS TEST app, it said ...
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Make sure my app is on after factory reset

I'm making an app that I intend to put onto a bunch of tablets before giving them away in a give away. However obviously the people who get the tablet will use there google accounts, so is there ...
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Insufficient Storage problem in Android x86 Live Version

I made a bootable Android x86 Live USB drive to use android in my computer, I used live version (without installation) of Android x86, it runs fine. The problem is that I am unable to install new apps ...
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Extend app storage

Is it possible to expand or change app storage limit on Android? In this specific case (see pictures below) it says that I have more than 1.4 GB free, but when trying to install apps message appears ...
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Insufficient Storage in Android x86 Live Version [duplicate]

I made a bootable Android x86 Live USB drive to use android in my computer, I used live version (without installation) of Android x86, it runs fine. The problem is that I am unable to install new ...
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Disabling downloaded app

In Android, you can disable a built-in app so it won't run and will disappear from the app list. But it will still remain on the phone and can be easily re-enabled. However, there's no such option ...
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emulating permission access for apps

While installing apps in Android, it asks for lots of permission to run. Sometimes I just want to check out how a app is and not interested in sharing any info with the app. Is it possible to ...
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How we can get Pre-Register / Unregister button on Play Store? [closed]

As we know Google launching new app called Allo and Pre-Registration of this app started on playstore. Here I got surprised to see Pre-Register button instead Install. I want to make my own Pre-...
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Stack Exchange app cannot load questions or comments

When I use the Stack Exchange app on my Galaxy S4 under Android 5, questions never load. I see a dark blue area on the right 3/4 of the screen and it never fills up with the question content. The ...
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Testing malicious Android app

Android StackExchange users! I have one APK file, which my hypothesis claims it's a malware. Also, I believe the app read my photos or videos without permission, and constantly uploads them to some ...
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I turned off some apps that were necessary, now things dont' work

I have a Samsung Galaxy 3, around a year old. Recently it started spontaneously rebooting all the time (like every ten minutes). I looked on line for possible explanations, and found sites telling ...
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Prevent apps opening links in Chrome Custom Tabs (i.e. open in default browser directly)

Not long ago, Google added a new feature called Chrome Custom Tabs since Chrome 45 on Android JellyBean or later. What are Chrome Custom Tabs? App developers face a choice when a user taps a ...
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com.android.launcher3 this shows up on my gmail history, what is it?

I am always signed into my gmail on my phone. Today checking my gmail history on my computer I notices this app pops up allot. What is it and what does it do?? com.android.launcher3
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Auto refreshing the signal

When we go to the area where signal is not reachable, we experience "Emergency calls only" or "No service". But after coming-out from that area we sometime found phone is not receiving signal and ...
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Is force stopping an app equivalent to uninstalling it, as far as increasing the performance of a phone is concerned?

Suppose I force stop an app and it stays that way for long. Will this boost the performance of my phone in the same way as uninstalling the app would?
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Why aren't my app icons showing up after installed?

I have Moto X Style phone having Android 6.0. Today I installed "Stereo Bluetooth Headset SBH52" app on my phone, but I am not able to open this app because there is no app launcher icon in the ...
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Can I get an app package name as a Tasker Variable upon a package updated event?

I'm trying to use Tasker to create custom notifications with AutoNotification with the Event Context of "Package Updated *". But what I really need is to know if when a package is updated, does the ...
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Uber Rider hangs on launch

I am running Cyanogenmod 12.1 on a Nexus 5. It include SE-Linux in enforcing mode and Privacy Guard. Cyanogenmod does not provide a store, so I fetched Uber from Google Play using a download service ...
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Is it possible to install Android apps on mobile running Cyanogen OS?

I have a doubt on Cyanogen OS. Can I install Android apps (e.g. from Play Store) on mobile (e.g. Lenovo Zuk Z1) running Cyanogen OS?
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How to know which installed app can show before my native lock screen?

My question stems from this question about an app showing a custom view (with ads) before the lock screen. As of now none of the answers there provides a technical way to filter out the concerned app ...
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Apps updated, now I get an unknown lock screen with ads [duplicate]

After finally doing a bunch of updates, suddenly every now and then some random lock screen with ads showed. Which app is causing this?
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How to minimize apps/games without restart?

Recently i playing a games called Clash of kings. But when i minimize this game and opean again. This game is automatically restart. So, Is there any way to minimize this game and open again without ...
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How to provision an Android phone automatically?

tl;dr: How can I write a short declarative description of the state I want my phone to be in, and then apply it to a phone? After a factory reset or hardware change it's always a pain to get my phone ...
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Does using Android Instant Apps count as installation on Play store?

As I saw yesterday, Google I/O 2016 Keynotes with awesome release of many new features. One of the best feature which I like most as an Android Developer that is Android Instant Apps. The new ...
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Mint app constantly asking for password

Even after entering the password, a screen comes up every few days asking it to be re-entered. How can this be muted?
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How to color status bar and navigation bar

I really like that my status bar and navigation bar have the same colour with a running software without rooting, because I don't like black navigation bar, is there any way? If it's impossible ...
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How to prevent uninstalling of apps? [duplicate]

I have LG L90 D410 smartphone. I have various apps and games in my phone. But whenever I give my phone to my child, he either unintentionally or accidentally deletes all the installed stuffs just by ...
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Storing things on the SD card

I have successfully moved the Facebook app like 10 times from device storage to SD card (and the same is true for some other apps), but a few days later I try to install something and I get "...
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Storage problem?

I'm having a weird issue. I'm using a Sony Xperia Z1s running lollipop. I noticed a few days ago that Spotify was giving me a notification that says "No Storage Area Found. Check the device storage ...
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How to remove “Recent apps” when pressing Home?

When pressing "Home" button on my Samsung Galaxy Core Plus (Android 4.2.2, not rooted), I always get this "Recent apps" view, which I don't want. How to have the real home instead (i.e. desktop with ...
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Tracking Android phone usage

My wife thinks I spend too much time on my smartphone, but I believe she spends more time than me on hers. Is there a way to monitor and provide statistics on our phone usage, so we can objectively ...
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Perform touch on some place assistive app

I have a big tab that I read at night using one hand. The app that I use requires me to touch to the right side of the screen to turn to the next page , and the left side of the screen to the last. ...
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My Galaxy S4 keeps whistling, even though I have not received a text message or voicemail.

My Galaxy S4 keeps whistling, even though I have not received a text message or voicemail. (It used to be the only time it would whistle.) It's annoying! I've tried resetting the notifications on my ...
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Play video with 2x speed in MX player kindly help

The problem is that I have to watch some MIT OCW video lectures on my mobile device and I'm using MX player to watch these videos. The catch is that I want to watch 50 minute lecture in 25-30 minute ...
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cant get my emails over a month old even though i didnt erase them

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab A Model SM-T550 and I'm unable to see any emails older than about two months, but I did not delete the emails. How can I view my older emails?
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I need to know which app to download, how do i select the right one?

I have an AT&T tablet I have inserted my sim card correctly. Now I need to know which app to get from the playstore that will give me a keypad so I can dial out and receive calls. Please help. ...
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Snapchat without Google play services? +other problems

I have a rooted Samsung Galaxy Note 3. There's no Google Play services on it, and so no apps that require Google can work, and Snapchat is one of them. I tried downloading the Google Play services apk,...