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Mute/Unmute call from notification bar

I be on meeting calls for long hours. I usually mute/unmute call by pressing home and then use call app to mute. I want some app which can provide me functionality to mute /unmute using ...
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An app on my phone has suddenly disappeared but when i look in play store,it is already installed and can be opened

I just saw that an app which i had on my phone suddenly went missing. I thought I might have uninstalled it by mistake ,but when i looked for it on the play store, it was already installed and i could ...
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Replaced /system/bin/toolbox. How to I revert that?

I renamed the original /system/bin/toolbox" to "toolbox_alt". I replaced the file /system/bin/toolbox with a file that was supposed to work, but doesn't work at all. My filemanagers and the most ...
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Remotely uninstall apps?

I have tried through the Google Play store and it does not seem possible from there, but does anyone know if it is possible to remove an application remotely? In other words, if I do not have direct ...
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Can't install non-Play store apps [duplicate]

On both my nexus 9 and my Oneplus One running android 5.0.1 the apk installer will pop up and show the permissions but it simply won't let me click install. It does it for apks from the internet and ...
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why does my tablet say insufficient space? [duplicate]

I have a few apps, but this tablet is new and I want more apps. Every time I say download, it says I have insufficient space. Please help!
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Is there any app which can tell which app is using internet? [duplicate]

I have installed lots of apps on my phone. For the last couple of weeks i am facing one issue. Even when i am not using internet infact even when i am not using my phone at all, a window pops up and ...
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How to know which applications are using the Internet? [duplicate]

I use a lot of applications on my Android phone, and I'd like to know which applications are using the Internet at a given point of time, and also the bandwidth consumed by each one of them. This ...
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I downloaded Some App. But it was not installed. Still It is consuming memory

I am using Asus Zenfone 5.I was having around 700 MB space in my Internal storage, So I tried installing An App from Google Play which was around 400 MB.But the Installation was interrupted due to ...
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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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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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Does deleting a Google account also remove his/her installed apps?

I have the HTC Wildfire S. My friend gave it to me and it already has a Google account on it. Now she forget the password. I was just wondering, if I delete the account, will it delete all apps that ...
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When should I get suspicious over permission requests and when should I safely install an app? [closed]

I'm pretty paranoid with the android apps and if I think an app requires too much, unnecessary permissions, I simply don't install the app. However, I feel like I'm missing out lately. For example, ...
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Handwrite / draw on a text document

Is there an Android app that enables hand-writing / drawing on a word document? I want to draw and write on the text. I don't want to edit the document, but write on the top of it. Instead of typing ...
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Android Virtual Device

I want to run my first App 'Hello World' and want to create AVD, so I could run it using emulator . I am using android studio. When I create AVD with the given below configurations and launch ...
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mdev: applet not found when trying to populate /dev on android

I'm trying to install Debian on the Android 4.4 (modded with cyanogenmod) that's installed on my nexus 10 to one external sd card. I'm reading this tutorial : http://whiteboard.ping.se/Android/Debian ...
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Writing an ISO file to flash memory

I have an Ubuntu DVD ISO file downloaded in my android phone. Is there any way or any app I can use to write the ISO file to a USB flash memory connected to the phone so that the flash memory can be ...
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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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Some /system/app disappear on app drawer! How to start an app not in drawer?

Android 4.1.2 Somehow the original Home launcher icon disappeared after OTA update, I'm not sure if it's the only app that disappears, but it's the most obvious when I'm testing other launchers. ...
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How to mount an ext3 partition from an external sd card on android

I'm trying to run Debian on the Android 4.4 (modded with cyanogenmod) that's installed on my nexus 10 to external sdcard. I'm reading this tutorial : http://whiteboard.ping.se/Android/Debian I've ...
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How to watch videos with Hebrew subtitles?

I've bought an adapter for watching movies and tv shows from my smartphone (galaxy s3) to the big screen tv. For some reason, all of the video player apps I've tried so far have problems with ...
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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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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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Setting any e-mail accout in Android

Can we set Any e-mail address as the main or primary account in Android device like Yahoo! e-mail account? And with this Email Account, can we get all access to the Google play store?
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Is There a Computer Application To Manage SMS Messages The Same as Nokia PC Suite Can? [closed]

In Nokia PC Suite we can backup mobile data (contacts, message etc) on a computer. We can also send, receive sms or manage sms by computer using Nokia PC Suite when a Nokia mobile is connected with a ...
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Where to do I find my saved book files on my root device?

I have a book app that downloads book files from the Internet. It stops working and the developer wants me to root my phone and find those downloaded files for him so that he can debug. I've rooted ...
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Stereo mix functionality in Android? [closed]

Is there any way/app for Android that mimics the functionality of stereo mix in Windows?
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Add applications to the original Android ROM

How can I add applications to the original Android ROM installed by manufacturer, and not lose them after a factory reset?
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Some applications on my xperia z1 mobile won't be able to use internet over Mobile data where the other apps use it normally

Some applications on my xperia z1 mobile won't be able to use internet over Mobile data where the other apps use it normally. For example I can't use "Facebook" neither "Gmail " where I can use ...
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App not installed error while sideloading and Install failed UID changed via adb [Not rooted]

I am having hard time getting an app installed since none sideloading nor adb install work...since I dont have root i cant delete the app's data folder from the data/data folder.. seems delete that ...
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How do I open a used notification in Android?

Does it have someway to "re-use" the push notifications? I know that exists a way to create a shortcut to only view the used and past notifications. I want something that gives me the oportunity to ...
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Map Image Overlay App

I want to take a picture of a trail map, then overlay it on google maps or somehow use it as a navigation image linked to GPS? I want to do this all on the phone, while i'm hiking/walking about and ...
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SdCard is not usable with KitKat?

I am using App Backup & Restore for creating backup of my apps but with KitKat its using the internal SdCard as Storage. When I explicitly set the external SdCard path it gives the error that it ...
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How to avoid silent app installations

I have gone through this post Silent app installation wherein it clearly mentions it's highly impossible to self install the application without going through the whole installer proceedure.But when i ...
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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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My camera was hidden and I lose the icon. how can I get the icon once again?

I can't see my camera Icon on my android phone. I check in "application Manage" I see it but the launch button was disable and the disable button too. How can I get one again the Camera's icon so I ...
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What is Android's sleep mode [closed]

Many developers speak of Android's sleep mode. When exactly the device goes into sleep mode ? What is st standby mode ? How standby and sleep mode are different (or related)? When the device goes ...
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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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Moving app data from galaxy phone to tablet [duplicate]

I want to transfer a game with my progress form my phone to my tablet. The game is in my Google play account but it does not show my progress when I open the game. Please help!
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What are the drawbacks of moving an app to SD card? [duplicate]

Since I upgraded to Android 2.2, I noted some minor disadvantages of moving an app to SD card, like having to wait the SD card to be mounted after a reboot to be able launch the app. What other ...
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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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How to push and install APK files from a PC over Internet?

I want to push AND INSTALL apk files from PC like Play Store does (when I send install signal from web interface). How to do this? Note: The PC and Android device may not be in same Wi-Fi network. ...
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What's really 'third party applications'?

I would like to know what's really third party applications in android.While I was referring Android development it says that application layer consist of: Native apps Third party apps Developer ...
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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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How to reset the device information in Google Play Store?

I was using Samsung Galaxy with android, then I bought the new Motorola DROID RAZR using same SIM card. when I'm trying to download any app from Google Play Store, it still refers to my previous ...
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I have an atrix Motorola and I tried to load the “rider x” app (memory problem)

I have a Motorola Atrix and have most all my apps loaded on the sd card. Seems like I can not get "Rider X" app to work. It loads but then won't open. I uninstalled and reloaded. Sometime I get ...
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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 can I reinstall Play Store?

I was having some issues with my samsung galaxy s2. I took it to an I.T. store to get it fixed and now all is working fine, except play store is no longer there. I went into 'all applications' in ...
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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: