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How to remove all Google-specific apps from a rooted Android?

Some time ago I read somewhere that Chinese carriers are removing Google-specific software (Google Search, Google Play, etc) from Android devices they carry. What I wanted to know is if this is ...
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How to read data pertaining to running applications?

On the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean interface of my Samsung Galaxy SIII, I have noticed there seem to be various places where an application's running state is documented. I would like to know what the ...
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Using the tablet for cell phone calls

My tablet is a SurfTab xiron 7.0 3G. It can take two sim-cards (dual sim-capable). I can receive voice calls over the bluetooth headphones. It does not seem to be able to alert by a ringer or flashing ...
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Android social apps: ability to post on behalf of the user?

Ever since I purchased my Samsung Galaxy SIII, it has been displaying a notification which when clicked causes an app to be displayed asking me to log in to Facebook and then displaying the following ...
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Microphone in the Facebook Comments (App)

I only have noticed it today - and I'm not aware if this is a new feature. So, anyone else having this Mic in their Facebook comment section (in the Android app). I asked a few friends, and they don't ...
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How to turn off multiple desktops on Android 4 (LG Optimus L9 P760)?

I would like to turn off multiple desktops that are on my Android 4 phone (LG Optimus L9 P760, if that matters). I can switch between them with touch, but I don't need that feature. And most of the ...
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Bluetooth keyboard won't work on Android 4.0.4

I've just bough a rapoo e6300 Bluetooth keyboard. It paired fine (after some research) with my Nexus 4 (Android 5). Android then prompted me to create a special keyboard profile, which is otherwise ...
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My android tablet is not working

My android tablet is displaying an error message 'Unfortunately, the process com.android.phone has stopped'. The message occurs so quickly that I am unable to touch any application.
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How could an app mess up native phone functions?

We have an Android phone, an LG E410f (if it matters). It seems that the magicJack app was causing certain native phone functions to stop working. The microphone wouldn't pick up anything, and the ...
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Will deleted apps be restored when I reset factory data?

I need to reset my phone to get it back to what it was like when I first bought it. If I reset it to factory settings, will the apps I've deleted be restored as well? If not how do I find and restore ...
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How can I keep apps from moving off the home screen?

I am using Samsung tablets for workers in the field. They only need to use one app but some users keep moving it off the home screen and then they can't find it. How can I keep apps on the home ...
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internet connection sharing from windows

I wanna connect my android phone to computer and use its internet. How can I do that? I connect my Bluetooth adapter->add device->...->join a PAN->paired and connected, however because I use PPPOE ...
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Tesoar 7" Tablet loads to logo the blank screen, goes no further

I'm a noob to android and working from a Mac. I have a Tesoar 7" Tablet loads to logo the blank screen, goes no further, I got into it via ADB in command line on terminal, i tried restoring it but it ...
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Why can't some applications be moved to external storage? (what app features require this restriction)

This post asks for reasons why some applications cannot be moved to the external SD card even when the SD card is present. The poster was asking about why in Settings -> More -> Application ...
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Running android apps directly on ubuntu or gentoo

I wonder if is it possible to run android applications DIRECTLY on a Linux distribution like ubuntu or gentoo? I mean running the apps on linux without the help of virtualbox,simulators like ...
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vault hidden files on sd card can't view them or put them back on vault

Hey I had a lot of pics and vedios on my vault , what happened is I moved all the items to memory card thinking files in valut won't get moved. Now my vault is empty and all the files are on my sd ...
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Why won't JRD MMITest go away?

This app (which doesn't actually appear to exist on my phone) keeps popping up randomly on my phone. Its called JRD MMITest and seems to want to test the functionality of the phone. It covers such ...
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Where can I find my App Folder when connected to Computer?

I need to put a .bak file inside my Application Folder. I connected my Android Device to my computer via USB, but I cannot locate my App inside any of those folders! I have unistalled the app and ...
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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 on android it tells that "Applications might also enforce their own permissions by declaring them for other applications to use.The applications can declare any number of ...
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AdBlock makes TuneIn Radio crash

Device: galaxy S3 Rom:liquidsmooth 4.4.4 I recently upgraded to liquidsmooth kit kat and as usuall i reinstalled my fav apps.For some reason the app Adfree that i use seems to block tunein from ...
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Android facebook app bug?

I logged into Facebook on an Android tablet today with the advent of Facebook's app. And do as usual ... 1) Wrote the username and password. 2) Then I click "Logg inn" As you can see on the image ...
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List of purchased apps and app install/uninstall history log anywhere?

My device was damaged and since then I've had to order a hardware replacement. Given that all purchases and application installs/uninstalls via Google Play Store are carried out in connection with my ...
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How to 'force' update apps?

I am currently using Huawei's smart phone. The has KitKat installed and it is rooted. Huawei's app center shows that updates are available for a number of apps (not system) but the same apps ...
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Lock screen shortcuts Android Lollipop

I used to swipe to text and so on, without any external apps. Now, with this new "update" I can only access phone (swipe to the right) or camera (swipe to the left). Can one change these? BTW I'm on ...
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Re-installing Viber App on Samsung Galaxy S phone

I accidentally deleted the Viber app from my Galaxy S (SGH T959) and now that I am trying to find it in the Market app included, it does not come up. When I look it up in Google, it shows up as an ...
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Emulating a factory reset [duplicate]

I would like to prevent a user from factory resetting their Android phone. How can i do this? Or better still, I would like the factory reset to not do a factory reset, but instead, just re-run the ...
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How to increase app storage in kitkat 4.4.2 without rooting?

Curently I am using Micromax canvas 2 colors a120 running stock Kitkal 4.4.2 . The main problem i am facing is lack of App storage even It has a internal memory of 8 GB and I have a SD card of 16 GB. ...
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Android Process Details

How can I get the details of a process like (memory usage , data transmitted etc..) in Android .I have read that we can access these details through /proc/uid_stat//” directory in Android but could ...
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When updating an app, is it newly installed or only part of it updated?

While updating an application, is the application newly installed, or only updated-part added to previous application? Is it possible to download only updated part of the application?
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SdCard is not usable with KitKat?

I am using App Backup & Restore for creating backup of my apps but with KitKat its using the internal SdCard as Storage. When I explicitly set the external SdCard path it gives the error that it ...
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apps download error [duplicate]

Whenever I try to download apps I receive error "error while Dowunloading-application name" there is insufficient space on the device. Please help me to overcome this and I have sufficient space on ...
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Error in Installation -24 [duplicate]

Im trying to reinstall some apps after ive factory reset my phone but when it wont complete the process cos this messages pops up saying Unknown error in installation '-24'. What does that even mean? ...
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system app not working

I have a widget to turn data connection on and off. Since I upgraded my Nexus 4 to Lollipop, I get the message "widgetsoid needs to be installed as a system app" So I rooted the phone, moved the apk ...
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Android doesnt detect a touch when locked up and freezes, overheats

My adnroid lg p895 is starting to act abnormally these past few weeks. I cleared the caches. Uninstalled some apps and Its still the same except that it runs a little faster again. When i locked my ...
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Whitelisting an application catalog/store

As the title says, does anyone know how to "whitelist" an application store ? Here are the reasons I want this : 1, Keeping the "unknown sources" flag always enable, is "dangerous". 2, Switching ...
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Remove pre-installed configuration on Android phone

I have an Android phone which constantly tells me to install a specific app from Google Play. It's just a configuration which is pre-installed on my phone but I cannot figure out how to remove this ...
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Preventing apps from detecting other apps

I have an app that does not allow me to enable certain settings because another app is installed. Every time I try to enable these settings it says "You cannot because app x is installed". I know they ...
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Cant change phone account on contacts android 2.3.6

I have 2 email accounts, one on gmail a another one on hotmail. For the android i only use the gmail account for the obvious reasons of having the services centered. But I cant change the phone ...
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Determine app that keeps turning on bluetooth

I recently got back from a holiday without internet, when I got back heaps of my apps updated and one of them now continuously turns my Bluetooth on. How can I determine which app it is? I have a ...
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How to stop Recycle Bin from deleting files by default in My Files?

I've installed Omega Droid, which comes with Recycle Bin as a system app - I cannot uninstall it. Normally it doesn't bother me, but when I browse my files in the My Files system app and click a file ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.1 with NFC programming?

So I want to buy a high-end tablet from Samsung. But I have a more general question, then the specs. So the Tabs does not have a NFC chip inside it. But I am planning to buy an external NFC reader, ...
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Error “package not correctly signed correctly. uninstall the previous app” on new Micromax A108

When updating the built-in apps like Opera Mini, I'm getting the above error. I even tried downloading some apps like WhatsApp but those give me an error that the Google Play app is not updated and ...
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Some applications on my xperia z1 mobile won't be able to use internet over Mobile data where the other apps use it normally

Some applications on my xperia z1 mobile won't be able to use internet over Mobile data where the other apps use it normally. For example I can't use "Facebook" neither "Gmail " where I can use ...
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How To Fix Bluestack Black Screen Problem in 8 ball pool App

When I run 8 ball pool 3.1.0 app on Bluestacks 0.9.4 displays black screen. http://imgur.com/hnsDsOU How i can fix this black screen problem?
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How can i run miniclip 8 ball pool app on Htc Wildfire S?

How can i run miniclip 8 ball pool ap on Htc Wildfire S? App is installing but nor opening? Is it a solution for it?
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Is it possible to make a note program override other applications

On my computer in Ubuntu I like to open Gedit (a text editor) and post notes into it and then make it override on top of other applications. This helps me when I develop or write something. Is it ...
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samsung s5 activity log

I am suspecting that a friend of mine may have deleted an app I use for unknown reasons is there anyway I could see the phone activity log to check wet her the app was uninstalled and at what time
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Linux Deploy on Android 5.0 (Nexus 5): “Configuration file not found!”

I used Linux Deploy on Kitkat before and it worked. Now that I updated my Nexus 5 to Lollipop (Chainfire-rooted the device), I installed Linux Deploy again, but whenever I would like to create the ...
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Huawei Ascend Y300 - only 1GB space for applications available

I have a Huawei Ascend Y300 phone. It has a total of 4 GB internal flash memory and 2 GB of those are accessible by user. However, of those 2 GB only approximately 1 GB can be used for applications ...
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Galaxy 4 - received message ident

newbie to android - just got a galaxy s4 and it's got this infuriating display on the screen that previews every message that I get - basically so everyone can read it. I've been through the reports ...