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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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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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Issue with SHAREit in ANDROID LOLLIPOP

I am trying to use SHAREit app, if I am in sending mode. It prompts to choose the user to whom u wanna share data/apps. After choosing the end user it keeps preparing itself for sharing data however ...
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APP - Root/unroot any device from the app, no PC required

I am a newbie with Android programming, quite franckly, I dont even know half the basics, but so far I have create an app and is in the making, it can either apply a temporary root or a permanent root ...
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Seeing how long an app was used over the life of the device

I was wondering if there's any way to tell how long a specific app was used over the lifetime of a device? Just to clarify, I'm not looking to be able to track how long it's used from here on in ...
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Stock Android 4.4.2 Stock Messaging App

I wanted to see how this other messaging app was going to work on my phone and Gear S. To make it my default I had to go to default messaging app and turn off my stock message app. But the new app ...
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Losing icons of apps on SD - Lollipop

My phone is running internal storage and cannot install any more apps. So I think I can move some apps to SD. I even used this trick to moves those non-movable apps to SD. The problem so far is if I ...
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Restoring Backup of Hike Messenger!

I want to restore my old chats of hike messenger including the ones which I have deleted also. Is there anyway I can restore it.
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Re: Groupy App. How do you HIDE groups?

For the Groupy App. How do you HIDE groups? I'm a paid user, can't figure out how to do this, and no response from support. your link Live folders for Contact groups? indicates this can be done. ...
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Access video and other media from a raspberry to a chromecast?

I am planning to buy and run a RPi file server to store video. I want my 2012 Nexus 7 with Android 5.0 to browse (with thumbnails of course) and play them. What is the appropriate setup for device and ...
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Automatic Updates not Working after Updating to Android 5 on my Nexus 4

Title basically says it all. Automatic updates are enabled (tried both with WLAN and with don't care about WLAN). If i click on the Apps for which an update is available, the optionsmenu also tells me ...
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App that switches to call only mode for power saving

I have seen an app in Asus phone that have a call only mode where, for power saving we could get a single screen where we could make calls only. No other features work. I am having stock android. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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App not compatible anymore

I recently had to factory reset my phone, a Samsung GT-S5302 with Android 2.3.6. Now I'm trying to reinstall apps from Google Play store, but one of them says "your device is not compatible with this ...
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Viewing all applications in an alphabetical list in 4.4.2

On Android 4.1.2 I was able to view all applications in an alphabetical list: Is there any way to do so in Android 4.4.2? By default applications are in a grid:
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How do I run apps without Google Play Services?

"This app won't run unless you update Google Play services" I know a lot of users managed to even uninstall Google services already, but I'm wondering how are they able to run the apps ...
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How to use my webcam (connect with usb) instead of my device camera?

Recently I got an old logitech webcam, model quickcam pro 5000 http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-QuickCam-Pro-5000-WebCam/dp/B000BDH2XY Since the photo quality of front camera is bad, I think of using ...
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Send SMS from phone using tablet?

I currently have a rooted Sony xperia SP (c5303) and have just purchased the Lenovo Tab S8 i'm more than happy with the device. I was wondering if there was a method to have access to my Phone SMS ...
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How to Backup All of my data in Android(Jelly Bean)?

Is there any way to backup All of my data, by "All" i meaned everything, even messages, IMs(Instant Messenger)'s messages i.e hike, whatsApp etc. i need those data and have to reset/flash my device, ...
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Conference Call on local network connection in android

I have implemented peer to peer call using csipsimple where I am able to call any device which is connected to local network. It works fine for me. Now i want to make a conference call where more than ...
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Retrieving lost SIM PIN and PUK

If the SIM and PUK are stored on the SIM card, then why can't an Android application read this information and display it to the user? Thanks.
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How to root lenovo A526 mobile

I tried to root lenovo A526 mobile using "Kingo" and "root genius". But they are unable to root this device.Thanks for helping hands.
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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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Microphone in the Facebook Comments (App)

I only have noticed it today - and I'm not aware if this is a new feature. So, anyone else having this Mic in their Facebook comment section (in the Android app). I asked a few friends, and they don't ...
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Bluetooth keyboard won't work on Android 4.0.4

I've just bough a rapoo e6300 Bluetooth keyboard. It paired fine (after some research) with my Nexus 4 (Android 5). Android then prompted me to create a special keyboard profile, which is otherwise ...