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Link2SD proper usage

I have a 64 GB micro SD card. I partitioned 1.2 GB as Ext2 with Mini Partitioner (highest option was about 4 GB). This is great and all, but from all of the literature I've read, Link2SD seems like ...
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Measure data used by android app

Is there any way I could measure the data being used by the components in my android app? If yes, how can I do it? For example, Say I have an app A with X and Y components, I would like to know that ...
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How can I prevent an app being uninstalled from the Play Store?

In our organisation, we are providing Android tablets to some users. There is an app we have installed on the devices that we don't want users to be able to remove. I have searched for "app lock" in ...
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Transferring data (contacts, SMS, call log(s), browser history, application data) from rooted phone

My understanding is that, even with access to the filesystem exported over USB, one still does not have access to SMS data, for example. I have a phone that needs to be sent back to my insurance ...
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SGS3 in app screen restarts

I am having a problem with my Samsung Galaxy S3. I bought this last year. No damage so far. I usually download apps/games in Play store when all of a sudden I noticed my screen blacks out for a ...
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How to delete a system app? [duplicate]

How can I delete any system app? I deleted a wallpaper app in my app folder but I don't see any changes? I want to delete some apps especially default factory-installed apps. Is there a simple way?
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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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How to quickly scroll to top in android? [duplicate]

In iOS, it's possible to tap on the status bar to scroll to top and automatically go to the beginning of a list. Is there such feature in android as well? I am looking for a way to go to the beginning ...
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disappearing download

I downloaded an app earlier to my Galaxy Ace. The progress bar gradually filled until it said it was 100% complete. I now can't find it. It's not showing up at all in the list of all apps under manage ...
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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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Why does the number of apps “optimized” not reflect removed apps?

I've read the details on what optimizing does here: What kind of app optimization does Ice Cream Sandwich do at the first reboot? And my question is slightly followup. I run CM nightlies on my ...
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Android Mockup Tool that can read/write balsamiq files

I've been testing some mockup tools for android but none seems to be able to import balsamiq mockup files. Has anyone found one yet or any converter out there? I already tried "Mockups.me" and ...
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Applications forget setting in every boot

I have an android tablet with ICS version. The model is not popular. The brand is something like a Greek bestbuy.com shop. But the hardware is enough good. Nvidia tegra 3, good resolution and ram. ...
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Storing Apps on internal storage

I have recently bought Karbonn A15, i am facing 2 problems in it. How to Store images taken from the camera to SD Card, currently its storing in Internal Storage, i have 8GB of External Storage, but ...
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Is there a countdown timer app that I can use with the hardware volume buttons?

I'm doing a kind of meditation that requires regularly setting a countdown timer for a few seconds, then when it stops and buzzes, starting it again. I've used a variety of apps for this, but with a ...
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Why are Android apps getting rid of “Quit” functionality? [duplicate]

Lately I have seen many apps getting rid of the "Quit" functionality. For e.g. older version of Firefox for Android have a Quit option in menu which now is removed. Same goes for Opera browser which ...
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Why are some apps on the market incompatible with my device?

I own a Motorola Flipout, Android 2.1 stock ROM. According to the market the app "Handyticket Deutschland" is not compatible with my phone. The required Android version is 1.5 or above. How can I tell ...
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Send sms through internet without using native services [closed]

Is there any way to send SMS to another device using internet? I don't want to use phone native. I want to use internet to send messages. I'm not talking about android applications like Viber, ...
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What are apps 10110 & 10109?

On my galaxy S2, the mobile data usage shows two applications 10110 and 10109 consuming a lot of data. Does anyone know what these apps are? Or how I can find out? I am running jellybean 4.1.2 on ...
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Reset individual app settings

Something happened on my HTC Tattoo (V1.6) this week that caused lots of apps to crash on start-up. I think it may have been due to their settings getting corrupted somehow, but I don't know what ...
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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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Is there an app that will list my phone's info in an easily copy/paste-able format?

There's a great Add-on for Firefox called InfoLister, all it does is provide a nicely formatted list of stuff and versions, for example here's what it lists for me: Last updated: Thu, 27 Jan 2011 ...
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Nexus one gapps not working ( Evervolv 4.2 JellyBean)

So I have phone (Google nexus one) with installed Evervolv 4.2 (Jelly bean), and I want google apps to be installed. But when I try to install them, either error pops up "Setup wizard has stopped" or ...
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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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How does voxer build your list of contacts?

I use Voxer on my tablet as a Push-to-talk application. On my tablet I don't have list of my phone contacts. Also I didn't give Voxer the permission to browse my gmail contact list. But something ...
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Will a license check fail if I am in a foreign country?

I have an app that performs a license check and will not work if a check doesn't succeed within x amount of time since the last successful check. Will this license check fail if I am connected to the ...
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Secure keyboard application from android market

Is it safe to install a keyboard application from android market that asks full internet access permission? Will it not lead to certain security risks? There are several free and paid keyboards that ...
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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 is an Android application installed?

What program installs other applications? Is it the package installer or some other internal system application? I stopped the package installer manually, but when I access Google Play from my browser ...
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SE BOOTLOADER v1.6 Problem (FAILED:phone is already unlocked)

I tried to unlock my bootloader with SE BOOTLOADER TOOL but get the message: (bootloader) Unlock phone requested FAILED (remote: Phone is already unlocked!) finished. total time: 0.002s What ...
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Any way to schedule a passive profile-change? (connectivity, volume etc.)

What I am wondering is if there is any way to make Android change its profiles passively from one state to the other at e.g. 3 pm in the afternoon local time: Through Android internally (with some ...
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Do Android phone apps run on Android tablets?

Apple iPhone apps also run on iPads. I don't know if the same is true for Android. Do Android phone apps run on Android tablets? I figure the API is the same but are the two formats interchangeable ...
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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 clean up related files from deleted apps?

AppCleaner will delete related files from the Mac when an application is dragged to the trash. How does one clean up remains of uninstalled apps on Android?
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Can I remove all these garbage apps without rooting the phone? [duplicate]

I just got a Samsung Galaxy 2 from Docomo in Japan. The only thing I don't like about it is that it came with about a million pre-installed apps, 99% of which are just garbage that clutter my ...
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How to uninstall default apps [duplicate]

I wish to uninstall (or at least disable) some of the applications that the manufacturer installed on my Samsung Galaxy Tab computer. I tried Settings → Application manager → ALL, but ...
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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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How can I make my phone/tablet ring remotely without a SIM card?

I appear to have lost my Streak somewhere in my apartment, and I can't call it since I don't have a SIM card in it. I've remotely installed Plan B just because, but unfortunately the GPS coordinates ...
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How do i find apps which weren't installed from Android Market

The Sky Go application will not work for me because it thinks my Samsung Galaxy Nexus is rooted even though I have never rooted it. According to the Sky customer service agent I chatted to, this can ...
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Deactivated HTC Droid Incredible not installing apps

I have an old deactivated HTC Droid incredible from Verizon. I decided I was going to use it as like an iTouch, and it works just fine -- but the Google Play Store has vanished both from the home ...
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App with tail Command?

Is there an app that will let me run the UNIX tail command? I want to be able to monitor a text file on a remote web server as it gets written to.
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Uninstalling app from specific device only

Is there a way to remove an app from only one device when using the same account over two devices? I've just got a tablet - which is currently syncing settings and downloading all the apps that I ...
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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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GPS Chip and GPS Service on Android Phones

Whether I use Google's location services or similar services provided by some third-party software, do I still need to manually enable anything by selecting one of the settings options, as shown ...
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What is a “native web app”?

I've come across the term "native web app" also known as "hybrid app". I know what "web apps" and "native apps" are, the difference being that the former are downloaded and run within a web browser ...
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How to exclude a program from being presented as program to update

I have an Archos 101 tablet which has Google maps installed. I cannot uninstall Google maps but since I don't need it on my tablet I don't update it. However, it is constantly being presented in the ...
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Is it possible to use an AT&T phone for android development without rooting?

This question seems to say that it's necessary to root an at&t phone (like the samsung captivate) in order to install apps from unofficial sources. My question is a bit more focused: if I'm ...
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Some application require 'root access', what is it, what is the risks, and how can we make it available? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there any risks to rooting a device? I download the screenshot to use on my Nexus One (N1) but it can not run and said it requires root access. What is it, how can I ...
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Can a developer with an app in the market also distribute to un-registered (rooted) devices?

I'm looking to root a tablet device, to limit access to certain settings, and to remove the ability to get to the Market (long story). However, I do want to get some apps that are available on the ...