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Prevent apps being uninstalled

My kids love playing with my Android. However, they don't always understand what they are doing, and occasionally I find that they have deleted some of my apps (strangely, never the ones they play). ...
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Why does Android download pause, and only continue after restart?

Sometimes when I download apps (from the market), the download gets paused. After the download gets paused, I am unable to continue the download. But after the restart my device and then retry ...
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Apps are automatically closing/restarting and phone is running slow

I am running Nexus 5 with Android 5.0.1 (Lollipop), stock (via OTA Google push). I like it for the most part, except for the fact that I have noticed a repeating problem. After awhile of using the ...
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How can I run Google's apps without Google play services?

Most of the Google apps (nearly all) require Google play services to run, like YouTube.I never liked Google play services and play store but I've to keep them because I can't run gmail and YouTube ...
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How to completely uninstall an app on Android Lollipop?

I am having a problem with uninstalling apps on Android 5.0 (Nexus 5). I am developing an Android app, so I debug/run the app directly on my device. For production, I exported the same app with my ...
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How to connect a USB Device to Bluestack

I have drone( DJI Phantom 3), and in order to fly it correctly DJI provides an App for IOS and Android("DJI Go"). The thing is that I have a Kolina k100 android phone(a cheap chineese one), and I can ...
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1answer
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Mysterious app in battery screen

There is a mysterious app, 99070 that is consuming power on my Nexus 5X. Any idea how I determine what it is? There is no option to stop or uninstall it. My phone is a Nexus 5X running stock Android ...
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1answer
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How to mark an app to check the price variation

It sometimes happened that some app has a discount price (christmas - black friday), it is possible to check the price trend during the past? Mayve the bookmarked app It could be useful to decide ...
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Why does VLC show deleted files?

I have the VLC app in my ASUS phone and when I search via the subtitles-option in the downloads section, it shows files that have been deleted. I downloaded apps to see if they exist and searched the ...
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1answer
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error: only position independent executables (PIE) are supported when I try to run curl on android 5.1

I'm trying to run curl on android 5.1,but this error doesn't help : root@manta:/root/home/curl/data/local/bin # ./curl error: only position independent executables (PIE) are supported. I've got the ...
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1answer
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How to determine the amount of app space available?

I have recently experienced the "Can't install app in default location" error (code -20), despite 700 MB still free on my phone (no SD card present). Having googled and read, I now know that not all ...
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Hide the applications from apps list?

I want to hide the installed 3 rd party apps in android. I hided the app icon in app drawer using Nova launcher, but those apps still visible in settings > apps list? Is there any way to hide it from ...
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what to do if my all google apps are not working properly

I need a serious advice from android experts. When I was managing my apps space in my android phone, I accidentally crashed all inbuilt google apps like google account manager, google play services ...
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Tumblr pasting from Android app doesn't work correctly

When attempting to paste into a Tumblr post on an Android HTC One M9 the paste function works incorrectly. That is: when I hold down on certain areas and select paste, the app pastes to the top of the ...
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OTA update (Marshmallow) failing with “error” while installing it on a device running Android One

I live in Australia and during my recent trip to India, I bought an Android One phone called the Lava Pixel v1. The phone is running Android 5.1 and since I have gotten back to Australia, the phone ...
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5answers
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Moving installation location on non rooted Android 5 Lollipop device

I have a Moto G (2nd generation) with Android 5.02 on it. Internal SD card is about 8Gb and I have an external SD card with 16Gb free space. Moving application to SDCARD from the application's menu ...
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1answer
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Does disabling stock apps cause problems with phone on Android 6.0

So I disabled all the stock apps and other apps I don't use or need in my phone and I am just curious if that could cause issues with the phone where audio eventually breaks. I've been on support ...
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1answer
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Set different volume for multiple apps running at the same time

I want to use Spotify and a running speed tracker app at the same time, but Spotify is much louder than the other app and so I cannot hear it when both running simultaneously. Is there a way I can ...
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App drawer disappeared on One Plus One with Cyanogen OS

I accidentally removed my app drawer on the dock. I already tired different ways suggested on this site to get it back. But none of them worked. I am not sure if this is related to the OS version or ...
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Installing an app from Play Store using the command line

Is it possible to install an app from Play Store using the command line and if yes, how? What I am trying to accomplish is something similar to using adb install file.apk but instead of an apk file ...
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Cm 13 bug regarding trebuchet

Just got cm 13 for my One plus one. There's a persistent message saying '' trebuchet has stopped '' when I try to go to home screen from an app. Gets sorted on rebooting but restarts in a while. ...
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How do I replace an uninstalled system application

I mistakenly uninstalled my Download Manager 4.4.4 in my Samsung Galaxy Grand prime G530H. A system application. I tried replacing it with a Download Manager 2.3.5. I did that by using a file explorer ...
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Why do applications enforce read-write and read-only permissions for other apps to use it? [closed]

While reading a book, Android Wireless Application Development, it tells that Applications might also enforce their own permissions by declaring them for other applications to use. The ...
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Malicious malware on phone. How can I make it like new again?

I have ran multiple anti-virus apps I have factory reset my phone. Probably gained root access. I know I will probably have to reinstall the OS. I have upgraded to android 6.0 (marshmellow) but ...
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3answers
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Move apps to internal SD card

My phone has 3 storage spaces available: Internal storage - Internal storage for the OS and non-movable apps (1GB) Phone storage - Integrated SD card (~1GB) SD card - Removable SD card When I got ...
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2answers
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How to install game resources without Wi-Fi?

I am trying to install Fifa 14 from my PC because I don't have Wi-Fi to download it. I recently got a new 16GB SD card, formatted it, created /Android/obb folder and put the cache files therein. I ...
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What does the ContextProvider app in Samsung phones do ? Can it be greenified without any undesired problems?

The question says everything. I want to know the function of ContextProvider and can it be greenified or not without any problems , since Google search does not give a satisfactory explanation. I am ...
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How to know I am interacting with a fragment?

How do I identify that I'm interacting with a fragment? My understanding about fragments is not quite clear and I presume that they are about UI, always requires an Activity to be shown with it and ...
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1answer
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How to remove viruses

I have a ZTE zmax and when the lock screen is on and I swipe it to open home screen it turns white and usually get a Google screen that says I have 5 mins to hit the button to remove the viruses. When ...
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Can't uninstall an app in android which is showing adds frequently

An app is showing ads frequently in my android. I cant find it in the app collection. I also tried Settings -> Device Administration but didn't get it there. Then I looked for it in Xender (app like ...
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How can I run Team Viewer on my Onyx BOOX M96 eink tablet

Rcently I bought a eink tablet and found it has android 4.0.4. While running my team viewer app it says: This device does not support OpenGL ES 2.0. which is a minimum requirement for this app I also ...
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How to stop the LG phone launching preset applications when the phone is locked and inside your pocket?

This design concerns more LG phones, in my case it's LG G2 Mini, but it was reported also on LG D605 Optimus L9 II and probably other LG phones with the same logic. On the back of LG G2 Mini (Android ...
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Display multiple app screens at the same time

Is it possible to display multiple apps on the screen? Normally, apps load fullscreen, and app-switching switches between fullscreen apps. Is it possible for an app to use only half of the screen ...
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3answers
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Contacts phone numbers disappeared after sync to google

After synchronising with Google, all contacts that have phone numbers associated with them disappeared. I tried to enter a new contact just to test this. If I sync again the new entry disappears as ...
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2answers
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Can I connect my smartphone, LG G2, to TV via USB

I have LG G2 and a TV which has a USB port. The TV can recognise when I put a flash drive into its USB port and it plays videos like a computer but I would like to ask : 1.Can I use my phone also as ...
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1answer
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Moto E , Tried 55 times on Pattern lock screen

I changed my pattern recently. Tried it 55 times and hasn't showed "Forgotten Password' option. HELPP Moto E
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File transfer with linux pc through mobile hotspot

Is there any application to transfer files with a PC running Linux (Ubuntu) via the mobile hotspot( not through wifi)
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How to use two whatsapp accounts on one phone

I have a Samsung galaxy Duos and want to use my two whatsapp accounts at the same device. Is it for example possible to run dual two whatsapp client apps on one phone?
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Extract a presentation file as PPT on SlideShare app

I am using SlideShare to view presentation. Sometimes I want to transfer the presentation to my PC and view it on projector. However, in the Android app, there is only a save feature to view it ...
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1answer
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How to use my voice instead of default voice in Text-to-Speech android

I am Enthusiasts about this thing very much I want to use my voice instead of default voice. Any idea ? bcoz i dont have Any specific library or method or class or anything that can be usefull are ...
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Why are Clean Master, Daily Racing, DU Booster, MP3 Downloader, SnapTube and TouchPal installing themselves?

One day I found myself having some weird apps in my phone I didn't remember installing. After uninstalling them, they appeared again after after some time. These apps are: Clean Master Daily Racing ...
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1answer
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Is it possible to get the password from a wps wifi connection?

At school we have two wifi networks, one for teaches and one students, but the teacher network is much faster and is available everywhere in the building. I could connect to it by pressing the wps ...
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.com.google.chrome files in my Downloads

I have a bunch of files in my "Downloads" folder with names that start with ".com.google.chrome". What are these files? Is it possible that they are failed downloads?
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LG4 - Can't Find App's Data

I have a LG4 and I have installed an app being developed internally. I am trying to view the data of this app but can't find it. Do I have to root the phone to be able to view the data? I look in ...
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Certain system apps are not functioning

I have rooted K3 note and I updated all my google apps. Then try to switch the app as system app. While most of them are working properly, some apps like chrome, maps, hangouts don't start. When u ...
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2answers
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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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Spell check without auto-correct?

I find more often than not auto correct makes incorrect suggestions. Is it possible to get a spell check similar to that on desktop where it underlines mistakes in red?
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Applications installed get deleted after connecting USB to PC

I had installed quite a few applications on my tablet. But after I connected it to the PC for data transfer some of the applications got deleted by its own. I connected to the PC by plugging in the ...
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Camera missing on Huawei Ascend Y600 (Android)

I have a Camera error saying Cant connect to camera, so I went to Setting > Apps > All to clear data and cache. But I cant find the Camera App under "All Apps". I also tried to scroll down to ...
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Run any user apps in safemode?

Some Background My Note 2 has strange slow down after hours of use. After hours of usage system_server and maybe kworker use a lot of CPU, mostly during apps open and switch, it lags badly. I also ...