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MS Access database integration

Do you know about any app that i can use to read and write MS Access based databases on android? The reason i want to do this is because in my company i was asked to create the necessary ...
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What are the custom roms available in market for android and ios for micromax funbook P 300? [duplicate]

I am working to add custom rom that are available for ios and android,I need to add add custom rom in my android phones, I was using "androios" rom that is featured for both ios and android, but its ...
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Can I 'trick' my device into thinking it's unrooted?

I rooted my Nexus 4 in order to install a custom ROM, which I'm quite happy with. However, there are a couple of apps that I want to use but refuse to work because the device is rooted. Is there a ...
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Disappearing Apps on Galaxy s3

During the download of an app, or after the app has finished downloading, it will automatically disappear. It will be recorded in the Play Store as being "Installed" but it is nowhere to be found on ...
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Why is Android app not compatible [duplicate]

My son's got a Kurio 7 tablet. I've installed the Amazon App Store on it and noticed not all apps are compatible. Bad Piggies for example won't install. The Amazon App Store says its not compatible ...
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Testing Websites on Phone [closed]

I was wondering is there any way to test websites on my phone? I am a Web Programmer, and I usually code designs which are responsive. So I want to check if the design is compatible on mobile phone. I ...
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HP TouchPad: After reinstalling CM9, one app refuses to re-install at all, and I cannot move apps to the internal SD card

The app in question is Viral Floating Youtube Popup (a really awesome app, try it). The notification bar says "Couldn't install on USB storage or SD card". Here's my relevant ADB log output as it ...
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My Medion tablet won't download some apps from Google Play

I have a Medion Lifetab 7" Tablet (MD98488). It will not download some apps like the Weather Channel(weather.com) app for example. Some of the apps I started the download in my laptop and the ...
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Clickable Phone Numbers on a Wifi Only Tablet?

I have an Android tablet running KitKat. It is a basic tablet that only connects over WiFi. Apps like GrooveIP and Talkatone do allow me to make calls with it, but I have to copy and paste, or ...
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Phone returns after a few seconds to main menu

Whatever I chose to do on my Android smartphone, after a few seconds it exits the application or option by itself and returns to the main screen. Any idea what could be causing this? It is a BML ...
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Hello. How can I forcibly prevent specific apps from starting at boot? [duplicate]

I would like to force a few apps in particular to not stop when I boot, reboot, etc. The reason why is irrelevant ... I would like to know if or how Aneroid OSes, in general, load apps into memory, ...
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How can one run an app made for a more recent version of Android on an older Android Device?

How can one install an app made for Jellybean and use it on Gingerbread? Let's take Google Keyboard for example. Google Keyboard is meant for use with Ice Cream Sandwich and up, but say I want it on ...
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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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Error code 919 when updating or installing apps [duplicate]

I am on holiday using hotel Wi-Fi. None of my apps will update, and I cannot install any new ones. Got the mesage error code 919. Is it the hotel Wi-Fi or a tablet problem (Sony S)?
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Why does Play Store update twice in a row the same app to the same version?

Why does Play Store (formerly Android Market) mark for update twice in a row the same app to the same version? Here is a typical example of what happens. Yesterday I checked the My Apps section from ...
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Can I transfer pre-installed apps from a device with a broken screen to a different one?

So I have an Ematic Funtab Mini running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS that now has a broken screen that is totally unresponsive. I also have a Craig 7" TouchScreen Tablet running Google Android ...
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What is the right way to close apps in Android?

I'm new to the Android platform, and this is probably a dumb question, but... How do you close an app? When I'm in an app, and I want to get out, I just click on "Home" and move on, but I just ...
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Transfering an Incoming call to loudspeaker

My Question is Can I transfer a call to loudspeaker or external speaker directly through app which the phone has when i get an incoming call Thanks In Advance !!!
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How can I get a overview and manage the default applications for file types?

Most OSs show a nice summary about which application will be used to open a certain file type. Android does not seem to have such a function. How can I track and manage the default applications?
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Rescue data from an application

I was using Secret of Happiness for about three months, and created some notes during this time period. At one point when I wanted to add a new note, the application froze, and I had to force close ...
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Is there an app that will drain my battery?

Are there any apps that will specifically help to drain a battery down quickly? The scenario I would want to have this is if I want to quickly drain the battery so I can charge it fully again. Some ...
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None of the apps installed on my SD card work anymore

The apps worked this morning for a bit, then I plugged my phone in to charger and grabbed it right before I left for work. When I was checking it on the way to work, most if not all of my apps, said ...
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Should the sdcard support case-sensitive files?

I've been testing one of my apps to see how it handles filenames in UPPER-CASE. I thought the Android libraries and system was case sensitive for filenames, however I eventually discovered that files ...
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Can I reduce app space by deleting unwanted files?

Specifically, I'm an artist and use PicsArt photo studio a lot, which is a great app. The issue is that my phone is ALWAYS low on space (thanks a bunch, sprint bloatware!) So this app is awesome, but ...
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Notifications enabled on app make the app run on background?

Let me start with an example, Delta's airline app called "FlyDelta" has an option in it settings to enable/disable "Get check-in reminders & status notifications". My question is, if I enable this ...
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Recent vs Running vs Downloaded apps

What happens when you: Swipe out an app from Recent section? Stop an running app by going into Running section? Force stop an app by going into Downloaded section? Even if you remove an app from ...
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How is it possible that an app stores its data even though I clear the cache and uninstall?

I have downloaded an app (its a game), made some test progress, and then deleted the game data. I have also cleared the cache and uninstalled the game, but whenever I install it again from the Google ...
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How can I check whether an app is installed on internal storage or the internal SD?

I asked another question about problems with the default launcher and one user suggested that I might need to check that my app is installed on the internal storage or the internal SD card, but I ...
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Cannot install Draw Something on Galaxy Mini GT S5570 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are some apps on the market incompatible with my device? I've been trying to Draw Something on my Samsung Galaxy Mini GT S5570, but it says "device not compatible". ...
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Android lost some apps - how do I dl Whatsapp again?

My HTC Evo 4G piece of trash all of a sudden deleted some of my contacts and apps - including the app market (google play?). How do I get Whatsapp back - which I paid for through paypal - if I can't ...
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Apps on memory card taking internal memory

I noticed that many apps that are, according to Android, installed on the memory card are actually taking internal memory space, as when I delete their data or uninstall them I notice a change on the ...
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How can I set a data cap per application?

In Android, you can see how many data each application has used. You can also forbid an application from using data by hand. And you can set an automatic data cap for the entire system. But is there a ...
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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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Green/red widget icon or notification tray app to indicate if internet is available (tablet)

Consider a tablet user without data plan using only wifi connections at public places (e.g., hospital, hotel) that often die after 2 hours after accepting terms of use. (and is not running skype or ...
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What is the difference between restoring and installing an app on an Android device?

Is there any difference between restoring an app and installing an app on an Android device, or are both the same?
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Cannot move app to sd-card?

My sdcard has plenty free space but I cannot move any apps. On my sdcard there's the old Android/data path with many older apps. Why cannot it be possible to move apps here? Maybe I can create a ...
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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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application cannot be installed in the default install location?

I have an Android Galaxy S1, and have been getting the error "application cannot be installed in the default install location". I am aware that this is a common issue. So I Googled it, and almost ...
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How to list my recently updated apps

I would like to be able to see a list of my apps sorted the date the app was last updated. Descending order is preferred, but honestly I'll take anything. One use case: Earlier today I had two apps ...
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Android equivalent to LockInfo

I am looking for an alternative to my jailbroken iPhone lockscreen, I currently use LockInfo http://www.lockinfo.net/ I have googled and the only alternative I have seen is WidgetLocker ...
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Is there a shop like Cydia on iOS for Android? [duplicate]

Most apps in the Google Play store have a free version and a paid version. On iOS there is a shop called Cydia, where you can try out most apps for free before you buy them in the App Store. Is there ...
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Is “Disabling” apps with Android 4 similar to “Freezing” in Titanium backup?

I just saw that I can "disable" an app in the app editing menu on my new HTC Droid DNA (stock Android 4.1 w/Sense). The main effect I can see is that the app disappears from app drawer. How is this ...
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Connect microSD card with your PC folder via Wi-Fi only

Suppose you sit in an office where you have high speed wi-fi internet connection to which you can connect your android mobile phone. On your office pc you have some downloaded videos , pictures etc. ...
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Difference between exported apk and app backed up apk [closed]

Hi I have signed an android project with my signature and exported it as .apk file. I uploaded it to Google play and installed it in my mobile. I use an app to take a backup of the file and then as my ...
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Can there be malicious apps on Google Play?

Do I need to worry about malicious apps on Google Play, or can I trust everything I install, so long as I install it from Google Play? And if I need to worry, what red flags should I look for - ...
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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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Can i customize “select an action for text” menu?

I have downloaded a dictionary application for my native language and English translation and it can work offline. But i need it to be seen at the "select an action for text" menu when i select a ...
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How does Startup Manager block startup apps?

I am using the market app Startup Manager on Android, but I am a little bit concerned in the way that it operates. Is it effectively runnning every time as a daemon and thusly keeping the apps from ...
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Moving keyboard app to SD card?

I recently rooted my phone, so obviously the first thing I did was pm setInstallLocation 2 then move all my internal storage hogging apps to the SD card. I left the widgets, wallpapers, and ...
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Disable Android Apps - Application Manager

Some apps in Application Manager are completely greyd out and cannot be disabled. Is there any way to override this?