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Moved microSD from droid to droid 4 but apps don't show

I moved my microSD card from my old moto droid to the droid 4, but I can't see any of my old SD card apps. Is it possible to import them? Neither phone has even been rooted. Thanks!
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Differnce between abilities of System apps, Apps in phone memory and Apps in the SD card [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the differences between a system app and user app? What is the difference between abilities of System apps, Apps in phone memory and that in the memory card? ...
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LG Optimus Logic - Moving apps to SD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I install an app directly to my SD card? Got an android LG Optimus Logic (lgl35g) phone from Straight Talk. Having problems with being able to move apps to external ...
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Stop applications that are unnecessary

I have a Droid X and this has frustrated me since I got the phone. When I look at the currently running tasks, it seems everything is always running, which is unnecessary. I know this is a hot topic ...
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Applications keep restarting [duplicate]

Whenever I'm done with an application, I always exit using the back button. Somehow applications like Viber, WhatsApp, Facebook, Videos, Email, Google Maps, etc keep restarting on their own. I have ...
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Why is there such a difference in the amount of internal memory?

So first, when I go to Settings -> Apps this is what is shown: (Click image to enlarge) After some time ~20 seconds, the amount of space left is this: (Click image to enlarge) Why does this ...
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All non stock apps are crashing

Suddely without any previous event my application has started crashing. Only stock applications work? Cleared cache of some of them but nothing happened. Do you have any ideas, or I will have to make ...
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GT-S7572 Samsung App Store instead of App China

I've bought a Samsung GT-S7572, Android version 4.1.2 in China and thus just have an App China Store which is only in Chinese. How can I get the Samsung App Store from my own country?
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Specific App install from Google Play fails, where to see log?

I'm trying to re-install a paid app from the Google Play Store I had previously installed before doing a system update. The installation fails silently after downloading. (Other installs from the ...
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Hide / Add / Replace dock icons on home screen

I have Samsung galaxy Y and I do have 2 questions about dock settings on home screen. Is it possible to Hide / Modify dock on home screen? Is it possible to make it toggle on touch the home screen? ...
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How do I remove an app installed if the buttons in “Manage Applications” are locked and can't be pressed?

I didn't download the application from Google Play and got the apk from a website and installed it on my tablet. But the app wasn't the one I needed and it was just making offers for me to get other ...
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Viewing app's internet activity by URL? [duplicate]

How would I go about viewing the activity of an app based on what HTTP requests it is sending and receiving? For example, I have an app that gets me statistics for a video game I play. I want to know ...
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Are there any switchboard applications?

I'm looking for an application that converts my Android phone in a switchboard. The goal is to have the ability to redirect the incoming calls to another telephone number. But if this is not possible ...
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How can you tell which version of an app is on your Android phone?

I was just browsing through the AppBrain Android store and saw as one of the popular downloads Gmail. This made me wonder how to see the version info of an application on my Galaxy S mobile phone. ...
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Why are animations from an Animated PDF not showing?

I am going to prepare PDF presentation, with some basic animations, using LaTeX. A classic example can be found here. I am able to view animations only when I view the PDF from my PC. No animations ...
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Some applications seem to always stay open, even after I exit them. How do I close these?

When I hold the Home icon down, several apps appear that I thought I exited - how do I actually close these?
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running app is shut down when screen powers on

I recently updated my Samsung S3 (T-Mobile) with the OTA update to Android 4.1. Ever since the update, after the phone screen powers down (manually or on timer), turning the screen back on closes the ...
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How can I check if installed apps are latest versions?

I used to have an app on my Desire HD that I think was called Something Dog. When launched, it would list all the installed apps and whether they were the latest versions. My Desire HD crashed a ...
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How does android transfer with bump apps work?

I've come across several apps which allows the user to transfer data (like files, photos, contacts) when they "bump" their phones. An example is Bump, which use the the bump to transfer files and add ...
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How do I stop apps from installing themselves to my SD-card?

It seems that some apps default to saving to SD-card when they're first installed on Froyo rather than defaulting to internal memory, this is annoying because whenever I mount the SD Card as storage ...
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Where I can find my own Google+ Play reviews and ratings?

I know that now Google Play reviews and ratings are connected with my Google+ account and my name. But where exactly I can find list of my own reviews and ratings Google Play apps?
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How Should I Handle This Suspicious App?

While traversing the 'installed' list of Google Play, I noticed a very odd app named SOUPER ANDROID DEVELOPMENT. What's so suspicious about it is: It does absolutely nothing to explain what it ...
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How to manually update apps

I have Android 4.0 and I'm trying to figure out how to manually update all of my apps when the update notification usually at the top of the screen is NOT there. Can someone help me out?
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How can I mirror my samsung phone screen on my Tv

I have a upnp enable TV on which ImediaShare seems to work fine. But does anyone know how to mirror my phone screen on the TV
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How can I fix Xperia x10i application crashes under CyanogenMOD 6?

I have a lot of issues with my Xperia x10i: I get a lot of forced close of apps I don't have zoom in my camera nor flash light I don't have Mediascape nor Timescape and maybe other apps I don't know ...
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Why My android device show less RAM and Slow at Jelly bean? [duplicate]

I bought a new Samsung galaxy S Advance(GT-i9070). It came with Gingerbread. It was actually a phone with 768 RAM. I clearly verified this with the shop when I bought it. Last day I upgraded my phone ...
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Stop application after set time - sleep timer

Is there a way to automatically stop playing music/stop other app after a set period of time. For instance while listening to music at night.
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My alarm clock program is no longer installed. Can I re-download it?

I have an HTC Incredible 2. I went to check my alarm clock before I went to sleep last night by pressing the clock on the home screen and nothing happened. It usually opens up my alarm clock. After ...
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New Television icon appeared in my Android desktop

I have noticed a new Television icon appeared in my Android desktop. I have not clicked the icon thinking it could be a virus or spam. Never installed any Television application and I dont know how it ...
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App To Scan Hyperlinks|Content On A Web Page?

The concept is same as scanning QR codes, but only hyperlinks and content. Is there such an app? Sometimes i see long hyperlink on a web page that i would like to have copied to my smartphone.
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Is there an Android app that scans a device for vulnerability issues?

Is there an application that scan the phone or the phone image searching for vulnerability issues? In the internet there are several tools that make Network scanning, but I found nothing specific for ...
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How do I know which applications slows down the phone?

How do I know which applications slows down the phone, so that I could get rid of them?
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Remove ATT Apps [duplicate]

I just got a S3 from ATT and I see there's plenty of ATT apps I don't like. My friend recommended me other apps that are better that replace the ATT apps. How can I remove these apps? the unsinstall ...
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Buying apps and entering credit card number via 3G/GPRS. Is it secure enough?

As title. Of course using Android market and the Google Checkout payment. By the way, how about other market-like apps?
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Pandigital Novel running Android Eclair - Need User Manual - How do I access the External SD card?

I have a Pandigital Novel with Android Eclair, but I have no user manual for it. How do I access the external SD card? There is no app to do this, and no Device Manager or My Computer built into the ...
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Check what storage an app uses?

Is there a way to check what storage a third party application is using? i.e which of these it uses?
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Android: Manually alter the contents of an app's database?

Is it possible to manually change the contents of the databases an app uses to store all it's formation.
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Google's location-based services versus third-party services

Since Google offers various location-based services for which it uses its maps, known as Google Maps, what is so special about third party software programs that also provide location-based services? ...
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What's the difference between the various lost phone apps?

I want to get a security app for my phone. I mostly need something in case my phone gets lost or stolen. Researching this I have found several apps: iTag WaveSecure LookOut I am sure there are ...
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Open source app for remote wiping Android phone?

I recently lost my android phone, and regretted not having a remote wipe app installed. However, I do not trust 3rd party compiled apps with such power (too many weak links). Does anyone know of an ...
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Android news app that fetches by topic

I had a great news and weather app on my HTC Incredible that gave me top news articles and also let me fetch news by specific topic, for example "ebola" or "nanotechnology." Is there a way to ...
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Camera app that records EXIF

Is there a camera app that records EXIF information? In particular, I would need the following: GPSLatitude GPSLongitude GPSImgDirection SubjectDistance I've checked that all these fields can be ...
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Is the terminal emulator app essential to CyanogenMod 10?

My Galaxy S2 is rooted and running CyanogenMod 10. Amongst other apps, it comes with an app called Terminal Emulator, which I do not use. Is this app essential for CyanogenMod so I have to keep it -- ...
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Is there an application / ROM that allows me to set the phone to “Guest” mode which I can configure?

I would like to be able to set my phone into Guest mode so people using it will not be able to "abuse" it while I give it to them. Example of usage: Child mode - prevent editing settings, making ...
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How to mod android rom so none can ever install an app in it?

I already know how to modify an android ROM by modifying files, remove and add it into ROM. But I don't have knowledge to building/compiling a ROM. I want to lock the OS so none can ever install new ...
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Report application

Not sure if this is the proper place to ask this question, but here it goes. Where/how can I report an Android application that tells it's users to click on its AdMob ads? Thank you
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How can I easily find out what has changed in an app after an auto update notification?

When I get a notification about an app update I often wonder what changed in this update. Is there a quick & easy way to find out? (No typing.) Note: This is with auto-update enabled, when the ...
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Stream music/video from phone to Apple TV

I'd like to listen to Google music from my phone via my Apple TV and also do the same with video. Are there any apps that enable this?
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Apps missing after sd card unmount

The core issue is in the title: the apps that were installed in the SD card seem to be not installed at all after I unmounted the SD card. As additional information, these are the steps preceding the ...
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Using Multiple Devices With the Play Store

I've been using a Droid (original model) for a while and recently I bought an Archos 7 Home Tablet at Office Depot (I think it was on clearance, but I don't remember why it was marked down). I ...