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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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What are android folders myrecord/acrosspromote?

Moto G, android 4.4.4 What are the folder and its subfolder: myrecord/acrosspromote/? which app creates them? in the subfolder I have some weird files like cachedAcrossPromotespec.txt, in its text ...
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Mail app and exchange server

I am using Moto G and accessing my office mail on native Mail app synced with MS Exchange Server. Whenever I am forwarding a mail, the app downloads the entire attachments and the mail is only sent ...
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Constant location requests from Facebook - how to turn off?

My location request icon is constantly on. When I hit the location request notification, it tells me that Facebook and Google Play Services are high battery usage. When I force stop Facebook, the ...
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Phone restores to certain status everytime it (re)boots

I came across an Android phone which has a very strange phenomenon: it restores to certain status every time it boots or reboots. Installed apps and saved files will disappear, and uninstalled apps ...
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How to install Amazon FR app alongside Amazon (US)

This might be as simple as: It cannot be done. I am an American living in Europe. I have an android phone with multiple accounts (one for each country where I reside). I would like to be able to ...
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What app is activating all of my apps in turn?

Something on my phone is repeatedly cycling through all (or most) applications. Several times a day, it activates an app for a couple seconds, then moves on to the next app. It will continue doing ...
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Multitasking solutions to (not-rooted) Android OS and Apps out there?

For here i mean multitasking visually, which means the ability to see more than one Apps at a time. Other than Samsung's Multi Window, Popup Play (or by the Stick It! app), Pen Window, or the LG's ...
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How can I commission features for an Android app, together with the other users?

How can I, together with other users, commission Android app developer to implement a feature? I would like to have a feature in an Android app, but I'm not ready to pay the developer enough to make ...
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Galaxy Note GT-N7000 won't connect to Google apps on Wi-Fi

My Samsung Galaxy Note says it's connected to my Wi-Fi at home, and I can get onto some websites. Google Mail, Google Search and Google Maps are not connected, but all will work if I switch Wi-Fi ...
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Android Google Play Hangs

When ever i download an app from google play my entire UI is stuck until i press back button. Is it a device problem ? I don't see this in some other devices but seen in some also. Persistent ...
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Is there are way using GDrive or Photos resizing pictures before sync/upload?

I'm synchronising all my cam photos to my google drive. I'm using the photo app on android to upload pictures. There is just one thing that I don't like: I have no option to resize these pictures ...
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Android apps on amazon Kindle Fire HDX?

Is there a way to use Google play or regular android apps to work on a kindle fire HDX? Any help would be much appreciated.
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Pure news (scollable) not working

I want to have news appear on the home screen of my tablet so I got Pure news widget. I installed it and added the widget but the widget is empty (no news shows up). I assume I need to add a feed ...
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How do I view/edit Java source code from APKs on an Android phone?

As an Android developer, I often need to browse Java source code of APKs. Is there any way or tool that lets me view Java source codes inside of .apk files and be able to edit them on the phone? I ...
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My Nexus 4 crashes after every app start

I haven't used my Nexus 4 in a while, and all of a sudden all apps crashes on their start up, including the Google Play Store app. I have tried to upgrade the OS to KitKat (via Settings => About This ...
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Galaxy S-4 Active connect via bluetooth to IMAC desktop

Can I transfer data from my galaxy S-4 Active Phone to my Apple IMAC Desktop Via Bluetooth? Such as Music, Photos, files ?? Thanks Carl
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How to set App Specific Timezones

So I downloaded a new app, but it only works for US Timezones. I live in the UK, and I don't want to either keep my phone on US Timezones or switch it every time I want to use it. I have an Android, ...
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Messed up “Google play services”. How to reinstall them?

I have acidententially deleted my phone's Google play services so now when i try to download things in the web store it says no devices installed and every time I try to install google play services ...
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How to install apps on the second external SD card?

I have an Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) tablet. It has two external memory cards. All apps are installed on external memory card 1, but not on external memory 2, even though I have lots of space ...
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randomly uninstalled apps from sd card

Lately I've noticed that some apps get constantly uninstalled from my sd card. I figured it had to do with little free space left but apparently I had almost 3 GB left and after monitoring for a ...
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Mix two audio files mp3 in Android

After a period of research, I found that Android seems in no way to mix two mp3 audio files together. I have suggested using SoX & Lame. Sox by default does not include mp3 support because of ...
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Some Apps not Installing on CM 10.1

I've recently installed CM 10.1 on my Xperia ZL. Everything seems to be working fine except that i can't installed some apps on it. For example Contact+ doesn't install on it and gives the following ...
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Clearing app data without waiting for it to be counted

When I need to clear an app's data, the "Clear Data" button is greyed out until Android has finished counting how much of it there is. Sometimes it never completes, and I need to force quit Settings ...
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troubleshooting email forwards not being sent, but no error message

I'm hoping someone can shed some light on this problem. My co-coworker has an ICS Android and is using the stock email app for our exchange server. When he forwards an email that has an attachment, it ...
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How to connect facebook contacts with third party app like rocket dialer, go dialer etc. in android 4.2.2?

I can get facebook contacts connected with the original android 4.2.2 contacts, but the connection with third party apps is not working. There seems to be some kind of updates coming with android 4.0 ...
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How to add cover art for MX Player?

Can I add cover art to movies listed in MX Player, similar to cover art for MP3s?
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Can app lockers really work?

There seem to be many app-locking applications out there but I wonder what do they really do? I imagine there might be many solutions to app-locking, but is it possible to really prevent someone from ...
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Android speech recognition - how to get access to the audio files?

When doing speech to text using android mobile phone application, I've heard that the files are temporarily stored in /data/data/com.google.android.voicesearch/files after the user makes a recording. ...
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GT-S7572 Samsung App Store instead of App China

I've bought a Samsung GT-S7572, Android version 4.1.2 in China and thus just have an App China Store which is only in Chinese. How can I get the Samsung App Store from my own country?
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GTab with access denied to all app databases

I have a brand new GTAB (Android) that was working fine but suddenly, give a reboot while I was using anMoney, a very good application of financial organization. Until anything I'd like to observe ...
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running app is shut down when screen powers on

I recently updated my Samsung S3 (T-Mobile) with the OTA update to Android 4.1. Ever since the update, after the phone screen powers down (manually or on timer), turning the screen back on closes the ...
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Can I restore Samsung Home

I have accidentally disabled Samsung Home (process.com.sec.android.app.twlauncher) from my Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830. Now apps won't open so I can't access settings etc to try to rectify this. How ...
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Running java servlets on android

I have written a couple of servlets in java and I want to be able to run them on the android platform. Is there any way of doing this?
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How to prevent the android system from killing an app?

I have rooted my phone and use Swapper. an app that creates a linux like swap simulation w/o actually partitioning the sd card... I observed that this app gets killed every now and then thus not ...
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Why do some apps get frozen every time I reboot?

After rooting my Galaxy Nexus (international GSM version), I looked around a bit with Titanium Backup and found several system apps that were frozen. Among them are: Google Earth, Google Play Books, ...
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All communication apps show “Unfortunately, X has stopped.”?

My phone is having a weird problem, whenever I get communication from anywhere (e.g. e-mail and sms), I get greeted with "Unfortunately, X has stopped." with X representing the application that ...
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How to close sequre zone and apps problem

I dowloaded app Google PDF from google play which is still disable its why like this i never have any idea? and sequre zone round image on my display screen if i click on that, my display change as ...
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Move to application in sd card in htc desire 620

I have android phone htc desire 620 I want to move my all apps in sd card. I have tried but not able to do it. generally in another phone options is available in setting->apps->move to sd card but in ...
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How to force an app to use a different language?

Is there any config file that we can use in Android to change the language (per application setting)?
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is an app for showing mobile network connection carrier-specific or -independent?

I sometime switched carrier for my android phone. After switch, I will need to uninstall previous carrier's app and look for new carrier's app. Is there an app for showing mobile network connection ...
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Setting the DNS of my android device for business

Please try understand what I am trying to do. I would like to use my tablet for business, so I want block content like web pages, just setting the DNS of my android device, and also don't using any ...
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recovery whats app history on my new android

My android got broken n my sim card also damaged I want to get my whats app conversation history on another new phone.is there any chances to get it? Please kindly give me the solution.
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How to set wallpaper to still image from a web video stream at regular intervals?

I want to set the wallpaper to a still image grabbed from an arbitrary web video stream every X minutes. If there is an app with this functionality, that would be great, but assuming there isn't, can ...
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How do I prevent apps from waking up Sony Xperia 3 compact?

I have a Sony Xperia Z3 compact, with Android 5.1.1. This phone is not rooted, and actually belongs to a friend, so I cannot root this phone. I am having battery life problems that appear to be a ...
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How to reverse tether Android to Openwrt router?

How would this be implemented to allow internet access on the Android device? What necessary steps need to be performed on both the Openwrt router and Android device? I have done some research on ...
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lost game progress. how do I restore using google backup

I was playing fallout shelter and one day my vault just disappeared in its save slot it said "new vault". I tried uninstalling and reinstalling it and that turned out a little weird, it took no time ...