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How can I get the history list of times I started using an application?

I want all the timestamps of every time that an app has started running. I tried searching in the Play Store but I didn't find one. I downloaded an app called AppUsage which shows the Last Launched ...
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None of the apps on my Samsung Galaxy S Advance are working [closed]

I recently bought a Samsung Galaxy S Advance. I used the phone for the first 2 days with my old SIM and the phone was working well. I tried using all apps like Gmail, GTalk, Samsung Apps, Google Play ...
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Location of App's “USB Storage app” and “SD card”?

From the below screenshot, can anyone please tell the location(or rather path) of the "USB storage app" and "SD card" that an android application points to? Screenshot I write a text file in the ...
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Help Uninstalling Stubborn Application

I have the original Motorola Droid. I recently installed Lotus Notes Traveler on it (we use Lotus Notes at work). The application is giving some issues, so I was going to uninstall it and re-install ...
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How to access sensors and camera of android device from Shell

I have logged in to my android phone through SSH [installed SSH client in android and through putty from windows]. Now I can access all the directories like root, dev, etc, of the phone. Can someone ...
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Watch Coursera's videos with the video app on Jelly Bean

Coursera has a html5 based video viewer that works on the android browser on Jelly Bean, but I would like instead to use the video app, in order to have full screen and better controls. On my Kindle ...
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Is there a curated list of Android web browsers?

I was looking for a reliable list of available Android browsers for the purpose of comparing features, standards support, engines, and the like. At first I thought something like this would be pretty ...
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What does the “@” symbol in the Running Applications/Services mean?

What does the "@" symbol in front of the time given in the right column of Running Applications/Services mean? See screenshot below. Phone: Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505) OS: 4.2.2 Screenshot (click ...
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Are all apps on Google Play compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S4?

I wanted to know whether the Samsung Galaxy S4 will run every app from the play store or not? I had done a lot of googling but failed to find an answer.
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Know of an app that lets you transfer a text message conversation into an email? [closed]

A friend of mine is looking for an application that he can grab a text message conversation from his phone and maybe copy/paste it into another application like an email app or just "send to email" ...
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Delete an account from Android without affecting the apps related to it

I have three accounts in my Android phone. I have apps installed in the phone via them. Now I want to delete one of the account (NOT primary) but don't want to lose the apps related to them. Is ...
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Are there any specific advantages to using the Amazon Android App Store over the Google Android Market?

Is the new Amazon Android App Store just another marketplace or are there any specific features or benefits that the Google Android Market doesn't have?
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Navigation app is on filesystem, but cant find it on Android

I have an Android navigation Navon Platinum Explorer with Adroid 4.0. I reseted it to factory settings, and the navigation software, iGo Primo, disappeared from the list of applications. However it ...
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HTC Incredible 2 clearing “App Associations” on reboot - why?

My Friend has an HTC Incredible 2 that is clearing all app associations whenever the phone reboots. Does anyone know what is causing this? I couldn't find anything on google, or my phone (an HTC ...
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Why an SD-card saved app uses phone memory

Lately I had issues with my phone's (Samsung Galaxy Mini GT-S5570) internal memory aw well as with the SMS memory. I deleted all unwanted messages, rooted my phone and used Link2SD to move some apps ...
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Deactivate pop-up adverts on selected applications like chess

whenever I make use of chess application and other games, some annoying pop-up messages keep on invading my screen. how do I deactivate that.
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Where are downloaded apps saved when installed on SD card?

Yesterday I had ~40 MB of free space on my android 2.2.1 Samsung GT-S5570. I wanted to install Facebook App, so I downloaded from Play Store and then it installed automatically. It's size was ~20 MB. ...
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How to see which applications are saved on phone

Recently I get a lot of warnings that the internal memory is full, which also led to full SMS memory. What I did was to delete some messages, which seemed to work for a while. Yesterday however, I ...
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Does Mobogenie for Android install adware on the phone?

Has anyone used Mobogenie? It looks like a very useful way to control an Android phone from a PC, but I found one review that says it installs adware in your browser. However, it wasn't clear if this ...
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Are the apps safe? How can I make my Android more secure?

Are the apps on the Android Market checked or audited? If I search Google for "hardening Android", the best hit I can find is Google Android Hardening Checklist. What's your opinion regarding this? ...
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How to synchronize Google Play after a ROM change

After flashing a new ROM I recovered some of my installed application from a backup (it was also an opportunity to clean up). Unfortunately the view Google Play has is the one from the old ROM (all ...
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Automatically Install apps after factory reset

I'd like to know how I can set up my android 4.1.2 (Galaxy S2 I 9100) that it will install all my apps in the Play Store (the one you can see when you click "my apps"). I think it was CM 10.1 where ...
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Convenient way to retain accounts/settings/icons/logins between installs?

I like installing the latest CyanogenMod nightly now and then. I do so by putting the zip on the SD card and installing it through ClockworkMod Recovery. But every time I do that, I have to do a lot ...
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Huawei u8800 restarts

I am having troubles for weeks and still can't do anything I can only go into Android recovery, and can wipe data. Then after 2-3 restarts, Huawei X5 boots. If I restart phone, a lot of windows ...
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Galaxy Tab Multi Device App Installation

I am planning on having a few labs of Galaxy Tabs (60+ tabs), and I need a way to manage all of these. Primarily I need a way to automatically install apps on all of these at once. I know there is a ...
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Possible to estimate the number of users for an Android app?

Are there any statistics that indicate how many users an Android app has based on the number of reviews for it? Are there other ways to tell how many users are using an app?
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Android Apps from Old Tablet to New Tablet

I have a Motorola Xoom running Jelly Bean and am moving to the Asus TFT-700. I plan on giving my Xoom to someone in a factory default condition so that my Google account will only be on the Asus. Do I ...
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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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Android device diagnostic application?

My Android phone (LG-P930) with Gingerbread is giving "free games" for several weaks now. I recently lost the telephone application and I had to reboot the phone. Few days ago, the phone hang ringing ...
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Does anyone else have issues with Google Talk for Android always “losing connection to server”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I prevent Google Talk from disconnecting? I have a droid 2 running Android 2.2. Google talk always seems to have issues. I've re-formatted my phone and started ...
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Is the app version I download always the latest?

I have recently submitted an app to the Android market to quickly realize that I had left in a bit of code that needed to be removed. I quickly re-submitted a new version but was wondering if the ...
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Certain apps fail to update from Play, while others work

I have been having this issue between ROMs, as well as between connections. I am currently running ParanoidAndroid 3.94 (Android 4.3) with franco.kernel 3.0.89. Other apps consistently update fine. ...
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Missing some of the applications while updating existing apps in my galaxy s3

While updating the existing applications like Google maps, Play Music etc from the play store in my Galaxy S3, some applications like Navigation & 2 more disappeared from my phone. why is this ...
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Galaxy S2 9100 Apps Sms download or not notification in China

I recently bought a Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100 in China. It is a great phone for apps, but I constantly get notifications via sms for new apps mostly in Chinese. If I click on it, it says install or ...
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How do I install an apk as a system application?

I'm trying to install an application in the system/app folder of a device. It needs to be done since I'm writing a QAT program and the tests need to run with a few privileges not available to third ...
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How do I remove apps from my apps on the webpage [duplicate]

Is there a way to remove apps that I've uninstalled from the My Apps section on the website?
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How come some apps can't be written to the SD card?

A question that has bugged me is why app developers (especially Google) do not allow apps to be written to the SD card. I understand there are a few that cannot; however, I think there are still ...
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How do I know if an android app for a phone can be installed on an android tablet?

Is there any way to find out? (probably using an emulator or a software to verify?) This is because from my understanding, there are android apps for phone which somehow become either stretched or ...
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Simplenote clients [closed]

I recently started using Simplenote. I want to be able to take and read my notes while on the go. There is a native iOS app, but not for Android. Are there third-party apps that will sync with ...
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1answer
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Some apps are gone and others crash after Samsung Galaxy S2 crash

I'm facing a problem with my Galaxy S2. I've been using it for 1 year but a week ago when I used the alarm clock to set an alarm, the phone suddenly hanged and restarted. After the restart it stopped ...
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List of default applications for a given android version

Is there a list for the stock applications (those who are installed by default with android), and libraries? for example: Atci_service, calendar, com.mediatek are they default applications? Or where ...
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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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Run/Download Android Apps on a PC (Windows)

I tried running android 4.1.1 in virtualbox, but it was to slow and sluggish to do anything. I came across Windroy which runs Android as a windows app. I found a google play apk but it won't run when ...
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Is there a black list for Android apps?

Is there a blacklist yet for Android apps? After reading things like this on slashdot, I think this sort of thing would be extremely helpful. As much as I like Android because I'm not censored as to ...
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Can I convert a system app to a user app, uninstall it, or move it to my SD card?

Is it possible to convert a system app to a user app and then uninstall it or move it to SD? I'm thinking about not critical apps, such as Astro filemanager (I use Root Explorer), Google maps, Google ...
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How do I uninstall an unofficial app from my S3?

I have installed my first non-Google Play app but I want to uninstall it. Where and how do I go about deleting it since for the official apps I just uninstalled them at the Play store. Should I use ...
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How do I safely install an app not from the Play store?

I have always installed apps from the official store but today I wanted to install an app from SlideMe so I clicked "download" but it didn't install automatically. It just downloaded an .apk file and ...
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Is there a reliable way to detect the app responsible for an Airpush ad?

I noticed the other day that my Xoom's notification bar has started receiving Airpush ads (which is what it sounds like - push notifications that are really ads). I'm rather philosophically opposed to ...
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how to install command line programs

How to i install binaries on my non-rooted tablet i have the terminal application called Terminal IDE and i followed the instructions, i put my compiled binary in the folder local/bin/. I comiled a C ...
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How can I block Android apps to send emails on my behalf?

In some Android apps there is a "Login with GMail" option. I often login with that. Some apps are sending emails on my behalf to my GMail contacts, as I saw them in my "Sent items". I want to know ...