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App not detecting sdcard data

I have recently downloaded NFS Most Wanted on my Samsung Galaxy Grand i9082.... the problem is that when I copied the data folder I downloaded into Android>>> Data>>> and I installed the apk file and ...
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How to enable double-click

Is it possible to do double-click on Android like you do on a regular computer? Some websites require double-click to operate, and I was hoping I could do the same on Android and get a computer ...
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I have less than 40 apps (including system apps); What else can I remove?

I'm trying to remove as much bloatware as possible, but there is no information about some of them on Google. Here is the list of apps I'm not sure what they are for: com.android.provision ...
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How to make apps know that I actually have internet /make them not check for wifi etc when Im reverse tethering?

Ive researched the issue of some apps not connecting properly to internet and it is caused by the apps checking the state of wifi and other standard android internet connections instead of actually ...
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Are APK files saved on my device when I install from the Play Store?

I used a Nexus 7 for a couple of years and got a Nexus 10 earlier this year. I installed a number of kids books/games on the 7 and wanted to transfer them to the 10. Now I can't find some of them at ...
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Is there a way to have 2 devices on a single Google account

My Mom has a Samsung tablet that she uses 90% of the time. I bought her a Chromebook before I knew my brother had gotten her the Samsung. She uses the tablet for quickly looking at Facebook and Gmail ...
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App for recording lectures

I am a mathematics graduate student looking for ways to improve my note taking. I have been experimenting with recording lectures with my Galaxy S5 (using Coji, which is a great app), but I am now on ...
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My Gmail account has many emails. If I add another Gmail account to my phone, can I make the new Gmail primary and still use my apps

I have an (old) Android phone (HTC Incredible ADR6300) which I have configured with 1 Gmail account. I have downloaded a bunch of apps from Google Play. Most of the apps are Free, but I have a few ...
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Is it possible to run a PS2 emulator through Android's DVM?

I have heard some random posts from people on forums claiming that Android's Dalvik Virtual Machine can't handle something of the magnitude of a PS2 emulator, such as this one ported somewhat. Is ...
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How to manually change default save location to phone storage

My phone Iocean X7S has opportunity to save apps to either internal storage, phone storage or external SD-card. However, I can't use phone storage as apps saving location. There is Phone storage and ...
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Galaxy Note GT-N7000 won't connect to Google apps on Wi-Fi

My Samsung Galaxy Note says it's connected to my Wi-Fi at home, and I can get onto some websites. Google Mail, Google Search and Google Maps are not connected, but all will work if I switch Wi-Fi ...
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What is this CJK app and why is it on my phone?

I was going through my apps and discovered this: Um, what? Unfortunately, I'm not fluent in the language that the app is titled with (Chinese, I'm guessing?), so I have no idea what it is or where ...
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xbmc hangs on video loading

I've installed xbmc media center: http://xbmc.org/download I added a video program ("The Daily Show") -- but I can't access the video files -- because it says "Working..." and nothing happens. The ...
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Is removing an app any different from disabling an app?

One of the main advantage of rooting is removing bloatware [I guess]. Is removing unwanted brand-based or operator-based app any different from disabling it from All Application in Settings? I don't ...
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KitKat uninstalling app from device

I ran into a weird issue on my Nexus 7 running 4.4.2. If I uninstall an app from the device, it still shows up in Settings -> Apps -> Downloaded at the bottom, and it says not installed. However, it ...
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Files left after formatting

I factory reset my android phone. When I saw the log after formatting(yet no app installed), I was getting Processing Container com.mapswithme.maps.pro Container com.mapswithme.maps.pro-1 slate .. .. ...
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My nexus 5 just crashed when loading up castle clash

It has just crashed and stuck on the loading screen and i have to wait until its out of battery now, any ideas?
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Name of app that programs phone by location etc [closed]

I can't find an app I saw explained in you tube, with a blue logo and a single word similar to "control" , that let's you automatically control your phone settings, by, location, accelerometer, ...
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Can Nokia X,X+,XL run android apks?

Can Nokia's new android phones run android apks just like in other androids via package installer? I heard there is no google play store, can I use a google play apk or flash gapps that brings one ...
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Locus Tweak allows Google Maps download, not OSM! [closed]

I am going to develop an app for Android, and I'm trying to understand whether it is possible to store maps for offline usage (anyway I am not sure this is a question for developers). Google Maps TOS ...
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Thumbnail images and screen shots have disappeared after installing booster

I've had this phone (ALCATEL 918) for a few weeks. I felt it was moving exceptionally slow. So, I downloaded booster. Then, I noticed that all of the thumbnail images and screen shots have ...
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Manually add UID to a system group

Let's say i create a custom group on Android (We will call it GID 5000) and i want to add users (apps) to this group, how can i manually add the app's UID to GID 5000 ? If possible, without touching ...
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How can I send SMS to hundreds of users in my phone list?

How can I send SMS to 500 to 600 users in my contacts? This is usually done on a weekly or monthly basis.
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System App Permissions

I have an application that needs root permissions to run. No biggie, all of my personal devices are rooted, so I am very comfortable with the process. The problem is that this application is to be ...
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Sometimes Apps on SDcard Not Available As Clickable Icons

I have an HTC Legend with Froyo 2.2. Occasionally it happens that after turning on the phone some icons on the home screen are not clickable, i.e. I only see the default icon as if I had uninstalled ...
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Samsung Galaxy S2 calendar Notifications crash rush limbaugh app

I have the latest OS, I think its Jelly Bean (Andrioid version 4.1.2) and every time I get a notification pop-up (calendar) it crashes Rush. Obviously Rush is more important that any stupid ...
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Android Google Play Hangs

When ever i download an app from google play my entire UI is stuck until i press back button. Is it a device problem ? I don't see this in some other devices but seen in some also. Persistent ...
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App like “button savior” but for non-root and Android 4.0.3 [closed]

I have a Htc Evo 3D, whose capacitive buttons stopped working. I've seen on google play there are apps (button saviour, virtual button, handy soft keys) , which would move the 4 main buttons (home, ...
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Does the Bluelight Filter for Eye Care app really work?

Does the Bluelight Filter for Eye Care app really work? Can you tell me why it is helpful to protect eyes?
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Android App initial release date

When you are viewing an app in Google Play store, it displays the following : Updated, Size, Installs, Current Version, Requires Android, and Rating. I am trying to do some research and figure out ...
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Cannot install some apps in Android 4.1.2

I have a Motorola Razr D3 cellphone. Although I have at the moment 800 megabytes free on the device memory, some apps report insufficient space to perform the installation. I've cleaned caches and ...
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Notification numbers for a lot of apps don't show up?

We recently switched from iPhone to Android and on both of our Samsung phones, apps that we have notifications for (Facebook, Skype, etc.) do not have a number next to the icon showing how many ...
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Can an app detect a radio signal when running in the background with the phone in standby mode?

Also, could such an app detect a specific frequency (using either the cell tower antenna or wi-fi sniffer)? I would like to use a radio transmittor to activate an app to perform a function even while ...
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Avoiding status bar while using Papyrus app

I use Papyrus app to take notes. One big problem I encounter is that my hand occasionally touches the bottom right corner of the screen, prompting the device to open the menu there. This hinders my ...
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How to change system fonts and Sounds

How to change system fonts using adb and also system sounds using adb? I have sucessfully changed system sounds: adb devices adb remount adb shell rm /system/media/audio/ui/Unlock.ogg adb shell rm ...
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How can I stop SD card from constantly unmounting?

I had problems with constant unmounting of my SD card from phone when it was not on charger. The problem was with powering off some power when disabling display to save energy, but this power was ...
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Find what app is causing popups, NOT in notification bar

I am getting these popups regularly. They do not appear in the notification center so I can't find out what app is causing them. The only app I can think of that I have installed recently, I have ...
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How to stream videos from PC to TV

I have a PC with videos, an android mobile device and a TV. I would like to use my mobile in order to stream videos from my PC to the TV. Is the a way to do it? The best offers I found out so far ...
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Is there a way to get Google Calendar reminders to act like Alarms?

I miss many calendar reminders because they're just too subtle. I might put my phone down and walk out of the room for 5 minutes, missing the reminder, then come back and not touch my phone again for ...
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How to prevent Chrome tabs or any kind of app from sleeping when in background?

I want to listen to things on Youtube (app) or on the web (Chrome) while doing other things on my Asus Transformer. Is there any way to prevent background Chrome tabs or background Apps from falling ...
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How to disable screen lock during Android development?

I am developing Android app with my daily phone, I want to turn off screen lock only during development. I can done this manually, but that is too troublesome and sometimes I forgot to enable it ...
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How can I move apps from phone to sd card?

I have an LG P769 android phone, running android 4.1.2 and my storage is only 2gb. I have a 4gb sd card inside the phone as well. My apps are taking up 1.32gb and I am receiving 2 warning messages: ...
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Drawing on Nexus 10 to Windows 8.1

I have a Google / Samsung Nexus 10 Android tablet, and a Windows 8.1 laptop (Dell Latitude E6430). I'd like to use my Android tablet as a drawing surface, to draw images on my Windows laptop. The ...
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Backup paid app from Google Play [duplicate]

How can I backup an app I bought from Google Play so that I can install it on my phone later? I tried to copy /mnt/asec/[appId]-1/pkg.apk but it doesn't work. Can someone help?
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Is there are way using GDrive or Photos resizing pictures before sync/upload?

I'm synchronising all my cam photos to my google drive. I'm using the photo app on android to upload pictures. There is just one thing that I don't like: I have no option to resize these pictures ...
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Grabbing a part of the screen as an image

I am reading a pdf file and I need to select a specific area in the file and paste it into my note in Papyrus. How to grab a specific area in a pdf file? Pdf reader iannotate does not allow me to do ...
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Given that every application runs as a separate user, what happens when you want to add a new user account?

According to this, every application in Android runs as a separate kernel-level user, with a unique user ID and group ID. So, what happens under the hood when you add a new user (e.g. to your shared ...
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is evolution app available for android

I was trying to find android evolution app (originally gnome personal manager application). The only result google gave me was the monkey->man evolution. Does anybody know whether somebody has ported ...
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Phone unable to recover after app crashes

I am using a rooted S4 device for app development purpose. I have joined a new team and working on their Android app. I see a weird issue on my phone, that if my app crashes, after the ANR, the screen ...
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List of apps I can delete/uninstall on my S4

Can someone please give me a list of apps that are safe to uninstall or disable on my Galaxy S4? Thanks!