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Is it possible to “hard-wire” an app so that it is the only thing accessible to users? [duplicate]

I am developing an app for devices (tablets) that I will own. I intend to put these devices in a public place but I do not want people to be able to exit my app. So is it possible to lock a device ...
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Is possible install Eclipse IDE in Honeycomb?

Since Eclipse IDE can run in Linux and the new Honeycomb has a Linux Kernel, can Eclipse IDE run in Android Honeycomb ? I know that isn't pretty much comfortable coding in a tablet, but I'd want to ...
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Why do apps get smaller when they are moved to the SD card?

For example, the Barcode Scanner app takes up: Total: 0.96MB Application: 0.92MB Data: 40KB on the phone. When I move it to the SD Card, it changes to: Total: 524KB Application: 484KB Data: 40KB ...
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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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Wiping dalvik cache - Dalvik cache of uninstalled apps

I just came across the folder dalvik-cache having size of about 750MB. I searched for dalvik cache on google, and came to know that it is builded during boot up, and wiping this will make the next ...
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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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Google Nexus 7: I can't manage my device administrators

Can someone please help me? I've installed the McAfee protection on my tablet and later changed it to Kaspersky. When trying to deactivate McAfee as device administrator it didn't work. Therefore now ...
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How to Hide an Application

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 Plus and I have one application listed in my Settings - Manage Apps list that I want hidden from the user. This is not an icon - it is the application name in the list of ...
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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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Can I have horizontal scrolling in the installed application on the Sense 5.5?

I have an HTC One with Sense 5.5 installed. In Sense 5.5 the installed application menu have a vertical scrolling. I'd prefer to have horizontal scrolling. Can I change this setting in some way?
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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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How to discover top apps from google play [duplicate]

We know that recommendation from Google Play is according to users' preferences so that one can find the best apps that actually he may not know he really needs them. I think those apps with number ...
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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 can I change the Language of SNS app

Can someone tell me how to change the language of SNS app from korea to english. Thanks
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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 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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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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Is it possible to install an app and exclude some of its requested permissions?

Occasionally I want to install an application which requires certain permissions that I feel it really shouldn't need. Can I install the app without giving it these permissions? For example, GPS ...
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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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Run apps at half-size

I have an Android tablet (TF101) which runs really slow, especially with games like Asphalt 8. I was wondering if I could run the slow apps at half-size, so they would run faster. Is there any way to ...
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How can I customize the time to update my android applications? [duplicate]

How can I customize the time to update my android applications? The update process likes to start when I am using my phone. I would like to set a time at night to update applications when I don't use ...
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How to turn off apps toolbar? [duplicate]

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 with Android 4.3. Some time ago a toolbar with list of applications appeared. I can edit its position (right or left) and I can edit apps on toolbar, but a cant remove it. ...
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Save image/video thumbnails to external storage

How can I save image/video thumbnails to external storage on my android device? Although the image directory of my galaxy s3 device was set to storage/exSdCard/DCIM/Camera it seems that image and ...
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Galaxy note II will not update from 4.1.2 Failed code# 402

My phone has been trying to update the software via WiFi for the last 2 weeks or so. It starts downloading the file, no problem but when it reboots and the little green man comes out he tips over ...
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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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What apps in base Android can be replaced?

I've seen that you can replace the default launcher app with something like LauncherPro, the onscreen keyboard with Swype or ShapeWriter, and I've heard of others. Does anyone have a list of all ...
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how to batch update one's market application? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a good app that lets me to the app updates in one go? can I batch update the apps I dowloaded from the market? I receive notifications like "14 updates ...
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Anyone knows of way to compare your mobile with a 'standard' installation set?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S mobile phone, running Android 2.1, and am very pleased with it (can't compare though, since it's my first device with Android). When I had some problem with the installed ...
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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 do I set the default messaging app to use google voice? (4.2.2 Galaxy S4)

I keep seeing advice to set the default messaging app by going to Settings> Manage Applications> All Applications> And then clicking on the messaging app (I also tried google hangouts since that can ...
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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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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!
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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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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 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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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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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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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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Where can I find open source Android apps?

I'm not an open source zealot, but I generally prefer to use open source applications over proprietary ones if they stack up. Are there any directory sites with reviews, ect that specialize on open ...
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Instantly transfer a picture taken to PC

I know the Dropbox app allows for synching photos taken between all computers/devices that are connected to your current user account. But I want to know if there's a way I can take a picture, have it ...
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App for sharing words between PC web browser and Anroid device

I often surf www on my PC. For foreign language pages I use Firefox add-on gTranslate 0.9. It's quite convenient, just highlight a word in browser, right click, translate. But I'd like to remember ...
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I accidentally deleted my android phones system app

Anyone can help me on how to restore system apps like HOME.apk, i accidentally deleted it so the phone is stuck on boot, cant go to its home, my phone is a goophone4s thanks ...
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How do I know which apps are actually using battery?

There is a Battery section within Settings on my Galaxy Nexus, which shows which apps are using the most battery. However, it would appear that not all apps are present. For example, my mail client ...
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Is there a way to force my application to run at the background

This is not a duplicate of this question - Is there a way to force an app to remain running in the background no matter what? because it mention about Android ver 4 and also about lack of memory. My ...