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moving legacy app to new device

So I recently bought a new phone and there's this app I have on my old device that is not available in the play store anymore and that I should nonetheless like to move to my new device. I'm ...
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Get package name of an app given its displayed name using ADB commands

I'm trying to: Get the package names of all apps on my device (none of them are mine so sadly I can't get it from the Manifest) and put it into a file to save for a class project. I also want to get ...
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How to restore Sony Xperia M when asking for password to decrypt storage?

My sister came up with her phone asking for password to decrypt storage and she said she didn't set any password. I can't put the phone on USB Debugging cause i don't have access to phone settings. I ...
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Call a number on a website

Instead of having to highlight a number, copy, switch to call app, paste the number, and dial, is there a way to dial a number found on a website directly? I heard something about copyright issue with ...
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Headphone Controls Android

Most threads I find on this information is pretty old, so I wanted to see if anyone has come up with a workaround. My headphones are the RHA SA950i (wired), which are wonderful. However, the ...
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Every microphone app for using with AUX has a loud noise in the background

Every app that I download for android with the function of using android as an external microphone (For example, attaching the fone to pc using an AUX cable) produces an noise that is very loud, and I ...
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Stopping downloads

I have an LG G4 phone that doesn't have Download Manager enabled. It started downloading something on its own, even though Play Store is set for "do not auto-update apps". How can I stop this ...
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How to delete email account from Android 5.0.2

I am not able to delete my outlook account from the android. It is Lenovo A6000. I want to add my work email address instead of outlook.com I have already added my work email address however I am not ...
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Multi-call - Route calls to multiple cell phones at once

I have 2 employees, each with their own cell phone and cell number. I am trying to find some service where I can call one number and both of these employees' cell phones ring; the one who picks up ...
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Clearing app settings related to file type

I'm trying to open a file written in R, with the extension .R. While I alternately used Turbo Editor and another application to edit .R and other text files, at some point, I set as the default app ...
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How to hide winrar or other apk files in general?

I have stored some important files in my android phone in rar format. I've hidden these files in .nomedea folder. I've also enabled password for these files via win rar. The problem is for opening ...
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Can't sideload some apps on some kernels (idlekernel, Cyanogenmod kernel)

I always wanted to use idlekernel but once I install it, the apps would disappear (also happened on Cyanogenmod kernel). Usually the apps that it doesn't want me to sideload are the ones that gets ...
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Is it possible or not?

My question goes like this. As we know playstore has great no. of applications and we need to use many of them. but if we install many apps at a time phone becomes too slow. so we install apps only ...
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opening files in mounted directory from within apps

I have successfully mounted a local network location on to /sdcard/routersd ; I can successfully browse within this mounted directory and do copy/delete operations. My purpose of creating that is for ...
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Home Automation Apps for Android - what is important to consider?

I want to start using my Android phone for home automation. As a starting point, I want set a lamp to turn-on shortly after my alarm-clock goes off. Having heard that there are outlets that can be ...
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Why can't I install apps to my LG Optimus F3Q's Micro SD?

I got a 32 GB for my LG Optimus F3Q (model number D520) in hopes I'd have more space for apps. I followed this guide: ...
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Where is the “Episodes” button on Pandora's Android app?

In the "Serial" podcast on Pandora, welcome instructions are provided that tell people to press the Episodes button to be able to change episodes or seasons (e.g. to go back to Episode 1 when Pandora ...
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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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Resolve error “Unknown Error Code: -505” during app installation

I have run into the problem discussed last year where an app finishes downloading but fails to install citing, "Unknown Error Code: -505." The problem was supposedly fixed in Lolipop 5.0.1. My ...
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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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Is there a way to use a phone as a virtual keychain for NFC tags?

So let's say I have a bunch of things that can be unlocked via NFC. Each thing would correspond with one tag and one tag only. The problem would then be that I'd have to carry a bunch of tags around. ...
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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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App nationality in Play Store while updating from different location

For some reasons I have to use VPN for downloading apps from play store. I want to know when I change the IP for example to US and my Play Store change to US. Does it give me different app in US ...
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How to record Skype audio on Android?

I saw some similar questions here, but they discuss recording Skype video, -- which I don't need. Also, the solutions only suggest ways to record 1 side of the conversation. I tried to use Real call ...
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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