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Free up phone storage Android 5.1 Moto G

I have a Moto G (1st generation) running Android 5.1. Recently, when I put my apps on update the phone refused saying that it had 'insufficient storage'. The DiskUsage app shows that there 9980MB of ...
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Lock location services (off) on android 5.1.1

Is there a way to lock location services (keep it off) on android 5.1.1? Like with restrictions on iphone for example. I'm looking for a simple way to do this. A way to disable it permanently is also ...
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Is there a way to see a log everytime an app crash?

My android phone sometimes quit applications unexpectedly. There is no trace. I don't see anything wrong. It just quits. I made a video out of it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzAuaIw4RT0 I ...
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Is there something like memcheck and fdisk for android?

Basically I want to connect my android asus to my computer and then do fdisk and memcheck. I suspected that the disk is not perfect and so is the memory. Sometimes it crashes with no reason.
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Duplicate homescreen shortcuts for apps and contacts

How do I stop my Samsung Note 5 from putting two icons for each app installed on my home page? My contacts are also being duplicated, but not just once, some up to 15 times. Average is 8 times per ...
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How to find all previously installed apps deleted from history?

I'm looking for a game I played in the past that I'm willing to pay for today. I usually delete my history when you go to the Play Store - My Apps - All. That means all I have there are the currently ...
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Problem installing paid app using google play on mobile

I have previously bought an app from google play and I am trying to install it on a new phone I just bought. On mobile: When I go on MY APPS on Google Play on mobile, it is there but asks me to buy ...
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No SIM card detected — factory reseted and now it works. What now?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S 5 rooted and flashed CyanogenMod 12.1 on it (Android 5.1.1). Everything always have worked fine. Earlier this week, I have installed a new app in my phone. Although I cannot ...
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Any Android app, where I have the feature to Alt + Tab (In Tablet) to bring my running chosen apps to change at the set interval time?

Any Android app, where I have the feature to Alt + Tab (In Tablet) to bring my running chosen apps to change at the set interval time? I am using samsung galaxy tab A. I normally have to monitor my ...
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Private communication over wifi but internet over 3G

I have a raspberry pi which creates an WiFi hotspot and I want my android app to communicate with the pi over that connection. The big problem now is that the pi has no internet access so I would like ...
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I have more apps than my max storage

As you can see in the screen shot my device recognises I have ~.5 gig of storage left, but I have an impossible amount of apps. When I moved a 230 MB app from SD to phone the apps storage when from ...
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How can I uninstall an app I downloaded, that won't let me uninstall it?

I downloaded this app called 'Photo Editor' (pink logo with letters 'fx' on it) on my HTC Desire 510, I went to uninstall it, but it won't let me do this. Other apps still let me download it. I have ...
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Android: Google Play - App Will Not Install - Why?

Hello everybody I face annoying error when, whenever I try to install this app I face many errors. Ok, per usual, I tried installing it through Google Play store but whenever I do so I get this error: ...
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access files of app and run-as command alternative for debugging

I try to access data\data folder without root because I want to access some downloaded files by the app and I have realized the files download in data directory. I have tried to pull to sdcard but as ...
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Problem with Xposed 3.5.9 on alcatel idol 2 mini 6016d

i had a problem with xposed framework i install it on my alcatel 6016d but when i install module , restart the phone don't boot ,stands on alcatel logo . the only Solution this problem is power + up ...
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Screen Alerts - Android 4.4

screen alerts - when, for example, I get some new Whatsup. I do not want to see any new messages are lined up, but I want it to be like it was in the previous version, it says to me, "received 3 new ...
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Left Align all menu items and texts in Android 4.4

It's about Android 4.4. I would like to left align all menus including conversations from Whatsapp for example. How to do it? In fact, I upgraded from version 2.3.1 to version 4.4, and as we know ...
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Ubhind app not working properly after android security update for 5.1.1

I have a nexus 5 and the android version is 5.1.1.I have been using the app Ubhind for controlling how much time I spend on the mobile device. After the security update from android this month the app ...
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VPN to an android TV box via a MikroTik routerboard

I have a threefold question: Is it possible to control an android TV box over the internet at a remote location? What program is suggest by the community. And if this is possible how does one set it ...
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Stolen phone: Is there any way to get Automatic Call Recorder recordings that were set to be stored in SD card?

I had extremely important calls recorded of ex-boyfriend threatening my life and admitting to the things he did that I'm taking him to court for. But my phone was stolen recently, and I had only set ...
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Audio applications (spotify etc) continue playing when bluetooth calls come in

When I'm in my car and listening to the ESPN Radio app, the Spotify app, or the Soundcloud app, and I receive a call either on my bluetooth or the d/c phone itself, the audio application keeps playing ...
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My phone keeps turning on wifi and data connection automatically

My HTC 310 model automatically keeps turning on wifi and data connection all the time no matter how many times I turn it off. I even factory reset the phone considering that some apps could be the ...
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Apps have become lost on main phone memory

Many of apps have disappeared from the main screens. On investigation I find they were all on the phone memory - the ones still working are all on the SD card. In app manager they are in the list of ...
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Auto restore doesn't work

I just switched from a Nexus 4 to Moto X 2nd generation this morning. I had backup ON on my nexus 4. When I added my account on the new phone I expected all the apps and related data to get restored ...
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How can I restore my app data if I manually pulled it out before resetting and reinstalling my phone?

Yesterday I was stuck in this awkward situation where my Moto G with Cyanogenmod 12.1 got stuck in the boot animation after recent restart. It was working fine for a month or two before that. Based ...
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What are the possible reactions of clicking an ad inside an app?

From famous and "trusted" android apps to not so famous and "risky" apps: What actions can be triggered by clicking on an advertisement inside the application ? Could just that click install a virus ...
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How to transfer apps from an emulator to another one, on my PC?

I tried to transfer my apps that I already downloaded using blue stacks to another emulator that's Droid4x, but I can't find my apps in form of ".apk". How to transfer the apps?
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How can I sync a folder *to* android using syncthing?

I have installed syncthing on my Windows desktop and on my android 2.3.3 based phone. The nodes are talking and I see that I am connected to the windows desktop. I successfully sync'd a folder from ...
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Looking for a more efficient way to avoid apps that require creating online accounts

Here's an example of a recurring problem: I'm looking for a simple GPS-based pace-keeping app to keep me on track timewise while cycling, running, hiking, etc. So I find a candidate app via the play ...
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Why do apps like WhatsApp, Facebook run background services in android even though their apps on iOS without backgroung services

What is the reason for apps like WhatsApp running background services in andrioid even though in iOS they work smoothly without any background service
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Loading from External SD / Saving to ExtSD

I rooted my device, an Android off-brand tablet, and finally found a way to get all my files onto my 32gb SD card instead of the internal SD. However, it says my apps aren't installed now when I click ...
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Application messages

Need assistance. If I power on or restart my GT-P7500 10.1 Samsung tablet, it takes an awe full long time to become usable. It keeps coming up with messages like "Messager is not responding" - with ...
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application for changing fonts in android 4.3

Is there any appication by which you can change the fonts of your android, which it also supports greek language? Unfortunatrlly, I don't own a well known brand, but somehow I managed to root it!
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How to view on-line or download my Android Contacts metadata including Linked info from Linked Apps

There is far more information about my Contacts in my Android phone then what is visible on-line from https://www.google.com/contacts. Primarily I am referring to the information from "linked ...
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How to set an app to use its native language?

Thanks to my phone being rooted, I can use app settings to set an app's language without having to change my system language. but is there a way to determine the native language of an app and by ...
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GMAIL App: Fetching already deleted email repeatedly

As we can configure other Email Account like YAHOO email in a GMAIL App, I added my YAHOO Email Account to GMAIL App and can now Access YAHOO Emails using GMAIL App. But the Issue is, when I delete ...
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Run Windows Mobile 6 Classic Virtual Machine on Android

I have a custom application that runs on Windows Mobile 6 Classic on a Psion Teklogix Workabout Pro G1/G2/G3. I am interested in running the same application without any alteration on an android ...
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How to tell what app or process periodically sends SMS messages?

About a week ago I purchased a T-Mobile SIM card and activated it on a $3/mo prepaid program. This program requires you to load your account with $3 per month to keep it alive, and these include 30 ...
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Screen mirroring with Chromecast on apps that disallow it

I currently have a Chromecast and a Sony Xperia Z3 The problem that I am having is using some apps with screen mirroring; 4od and Sky Go. If you are not from the UK then these are apps for watching ...
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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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Icon pointing to app upgraded through Play Store no longer works. What's up with that?

Sometimes when an app is upgraded through the Play Store, the icon for it in the launcher no longer points to the app. Other times, it works fine. What's up with that? Seems totally random for ...
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Changing the default ports for an application

I have to use a public WiFi service that blocks a number of ports related to online games (Clash of Clans mostly). On a pc this wouldn't be a problem to get around, on a phone though, I'm not so sure. ...
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A Google Play application installed and not installed in the same time

Few days ago I was asked to install Mailbox from Dropbox, Inc.. I went to Google Play and clicked on the Install button to request remote installation on my machine. Yesterday, I have realised, that ...
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What's this logkit, and why is it taking screenshots?

I'm using android 4.0.4. I suddenly saw this notification in my notification pane: This has happened a few times already. Tapping on the notification removes it immediately. The screenshot is ...
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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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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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Samsung Galaxy S I9000

i have samsung galaxy S i9000..which in fact is for t-mobile (sgh t-959v). the contrast of the screen is to high really. 51% of battery drain is for the display. the brightnees i set it in lowest ...
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How do I root my Vodafone Smart 4 Power?

I want to install some software like Cheat Engine on my Vodafone 985N (specifications are here) and they require rooting my phone.I heard that is very dangerous and I can brick my phone if I make a ...
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Using the tablet for cell phone calls

My tablet is a SurfTab xiron 7.0 3G. It can take two sim-cards (dual sim-capable). I can receive voice calls over the bluetooth headphones. It does not seem to be able to alert by a ringer or flashing ...
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Determine app that keeps turning on bluetooth

I recently got back from a holiday without internet, when I got back heaps of my apps updated and one of them now continuously turns my Bluetooth on. How can I determine which app it is? I have a ...