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Is there a way to use a phone as a virtual keychain for NFC tags?

So let's say I have a bunch of things that can be unlocked via NFC. Each thing would correspond with one tag and one tag only. The problem would then be that I'd have to carry a bunch of tags around. ...
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Private communication over wifi but internet over 3G

I have a raspberry pi which creates an WiFi hotspot and I want my android app to communicate with the pi over that connection. The big problem now is that the pi has no internet access so I would like ...
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I have more apps than my max storage

As you can see in the screen shot my device recognises I have ~.5 gig of storage left, but I have an impossible amount of apps. When I moved a 230 MB app from SD to phone the apps storage when from 5....
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How can I uninstall an app I downloaded, that won't let me uninstall it?

I downloaded this app called 'Photo Editor' (pink logo with letters 'fx' on it) on my HTC Desire 510, I went to uninstall it, but it won't let me do this. Other apps still let me download it. I have ...
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access files of app and run-as command alternative for debugging

I try to access data\data folder without root because I want to access some downloaded files by the app and I have realized the files download in data directory. I have tried to pull to sdcard but as ...
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Problem with Xposed 3.5.9 on alcatel idol 2 mini 6016d

i had a problem with xposed framework i install it on my alcatel 6016d but when i install module , restart the phone don't boot ,stands on alcatel logo . the only Solution this problem is power + up ...
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Screen Alerts - Android 4.4

screen alerts - when, for example, I get some new Whatsup. I do not want to see any new messages are lined up, but I want it to be like it was in the previous version, it says to me, "received 3 new ...
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Left Align all menu items and texts in Android 4.4

It's about Android 4.4. I would like to left align all menus including conversations from Whatsapp for example. How to do it? In fact, I upgraded from version 2.3.1 to version 4.4, and as we know ...
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Ubhind app not working properly after android security update for 5.1.1

I have a nexus 5 and the android version is 5.1.1.I have been using the app Ubhind for controlling how much time I spend on the mobile device. After the security update from android this month the app ...
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VPN to an android TV box via a MikroTik routerboard

I have a threefold question: Is it possible to control an android TV box over the internet at a remote location? What program is suggest by the community. And if this is possible how does one set it ...
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Stolen phone: Is there any way to get Automatic Call Recorder recordings that were set to be stored in SD card?

I had extremely important calls recorded of ex-boyfriend threatening my life and admitting to the things he did that I'm taking him to court for. But my phone was stolen recently, and I had only set ...
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Audio applications (spotify etc) continue playing when bluetooth calls come in

When I'm in my car and listening to the ESPN Radio app, the Spotify app, or the Soundcloud app, and I receive a call either on my bluetooth or the d/c phone itself, the audio application keeps playing ...
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How do I connect my Android Device to an external touchscreen?

I would like to know if there is any chance to connect my device to an external, touch sensitive display, such as ordinary touchscreen monitors. If yes, then how do I do that? There are many ...
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My phone keeps turning on wifi and data connection automatically

My HTC 310 model automatically keeps turning on wifi and data connection all the time no matter how many times I turn it off. I even factory reset the phone considering that some apps could be the ...
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Apps have become lost on main phone memory

Many of apps have disappeared from the main screens. On investigation I find they were all on the phone memory - the ones still working are all on the SD card. In app manager they are in the list of ...
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App nationality in Play Store while updating from different location

For some reasons I have to use VPN for downloading apps from play store. I want to know when I change the IP for example to US and my Play Store change to US. Does it give me different app in US ...
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How to record Skype audio on Android?

I saw some similar questions here, but they discuss recording Skype video, -- which I don't need. Also, the solutions only suggest ways to record 1 side of the conversation. I tried to use Real call ...
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How can I restore my app data if I manually pulled it out before resetting and reinstalling my phone?

Yesterday I was stuck in this awkward situation where my Moto G with Cyanogenmod 12.1 got stuck in the boot animation after recent restart. It was working fine for a month or two before that. Based ...
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What are the possible reactions of clicking an ad inside an app?

From famous and "trusted" android apps to not so famous and "risky" apps: What actions can be triggered by clicking on an advertisement inside the application ? Could just that click install a virus ...
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How to transfer apps from an emulator to another one, on my PC?

I tried to transfer my apps that I already downloaded using blue stacks to another emulator that's Droid4x, but I can't find my apps in form of ".apk". How to transfer the apps?
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How can I sync a folder *to* android using syncthing?

I have installed syncthing on my Windows desktop and on my android 2.3.3 based phone. The nodes are talking and I see that I am connected to the windows desktop. I successfully sync'd a folder from ...
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Looking for a more efficient way to avoid apps that require creating online accounts

Here's an example of a recurring problem: I'm looking for a simple GPS-based pace-keeping app to keep me on track timewise while cycling, running, hiking, etc. So I find a candidate app via the play ...
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Why do apps like WhatsApp, Facebook run background services in android even though their apps on iOS without backgroung services

What is the reason for apps like WhatsApp running background services in andrioid even though in iOS they work smoothly without any background service
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Loading from External SD / Saving to ExtSD

I rooted my device, an Android off-brand tablet, and finally found a way to get all my files onto my 32gb SD card instead of the internal SD. However, it says my apps aren't installed now when I click ...
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Application messages

Need assistance. If I power on or restart my GT-P7500 10.1 Samsung tablet, it takes an awe full long time to become usable. It keeps coming up with messages like "Messager is not responding" - with ...
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application for changing fonts in android 4.3

Is there any appication by which you can change the fonts of your android, which it also supports greek language? Unfortunatrlly, I don't own a well known brand, but somehow I managed to root it!
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How to view on-line or download my Android Contacts metadata including Linked info from Linked Apps

There is far more information about my Contacts in my Android phone then what is visible on-line from https://www.google.com/contacts. Primarily I am referring to the information from "linked ...
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How to set an app to use its native language?

Thanks to my phone being rooted, I can use app settings to set an app's language without having to change my system language. but is there a way to determine the native language of an app and by ...
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Running 16:9 games on a 4:3 screen device

I recently bought a tablet with a 4:3 screen. I noticed that some games don't seem to take this into account and the graphics end up stretched vertically. It can be rather distracting at times. Is ...
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GMAIL App: Fetching already deleted email repeatedly

As we can configure other Email Account like YAHOO email in a GMAIL App, I added my YAHOO Email Account to GMAIL App and can now Access YAHOO Emails using GMAIL App. But the Issue is, when I delete ...
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Run Windows Mobile 6 Classic Virtual Machine on Android

I have a custom application that runs on Windows Mobile 6 Classic on a Psion Teklogix Workabout Pro G1/G2/G3. I am interested in running the same application without any alteration on an android ...
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How to tell what app or process periodically sends SMS messages?

About a week ago I purchased a T-Mobile SIM card and activated it on a $3/mo prepaid program. This program requires you to load your account with $3 per month to keep it alive, and these include 30 ...
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Screen mirroring with Chromecast on apps that disallow it

I currently have a Chromecast and a Sony Xperia Z3 The problem that I am having is using some apps with screen mirroring; 4od and Sky Go. If you are not from the UK then these are apps for watching ...
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Icon pointing to app upgraded through Play Store no longer works. What's up with that?

Sometimes when an app is upgraded through the Play Store, the icon for it in the launcher no longer points to the app. Other times, it works fine. What's up with that? Seems totally random for ...
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A Google Play application installed and not installed in the same time

Few days ago I was asked to install Mailbox from Dropbox, Inc.. I went to Google Play and clicked on the Install button to request remote installation on my machine. Yesterday, I have realised, that ...
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What's this logkit, and why is it taking screenshots?

I'm using android 4.0.4. I suddenly saw this notification in my notification pane: This has happened a few times already. Tapping on the notification removes it immediately. The screenshot is ...
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Getting metadata of audio file currently being played?

Is it possible in android to get information of an audio file currently being played by an application? Is there a central service that keeps track of what's being currently played in Android instead ...
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Samsung Galaxy S I9000

i have samsung galaxy S i9000..which in fact is for t-mobile (sgh t-959v). the contrast of the screen is to high really. 51% of battery drain is for the display. the brightnees i set it in lowest .....
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How do I root my Vodafone Smart 4 Power?

I want to install some software like Cheat Engine on my Vodafone 985N (specifications are here) and they require rooting my phone.I heard that is very dangerous and I can brick my phone if I make a ...
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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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What are android folders myrecord/acrosspromote?

Moto G, android 4.4.4 What are the folder and its subfolder: myrecord/acrosspromote/? which app creates them? in the subfolder I have some weird files like cachedAcrossPromotespec.txt, in its text ...
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Mail app and exchange server

I am using Moto G and accessing my office mail on native Mail app synced with MS Exchange Server. Whenever I am forwarding a mail, the app downloads the entire attachments and the mail is only sent ...
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Constant location requests from Facebook - how to turn off?

My location request icon is constantly on. When I hit the location request notification, it tells me that Facebook and Google Play Services are high battery usage. When I force stop Facebook, the ...
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Phone restores to certain status everytime it (re)boots

I came across an Android phone which has a very strange phenomenon: it restores to certain status every time it boots or reboots. Installed apps and saved files will disappear, and uninstalled apps ...
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What app is activating all of my apps in turn?

Something on my phone is repeatedly cycling through all (or most) applications. Several times a day, it activates an app for a couple seconds, then moves on to the next app. It will continue doing ...
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Multitasking solutions to (not-rooted) Android OS and Apps out there?

For here i mean multitasking visually, which means the ability to see more than one Apps at a time. Other than Samsung's Multi Window, Popup Play (or by the Stick It! app), Pen Window, or the LG's ...
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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 ...
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Galaxy Note GT-N7000 won't connect to Google apps on Wi-Fi

My Samsung Galaxy Note says it's connected to my Wi-Fi at home, and I can get onto some websites. Google Mail, Google Search and Google Maps are not connected, but all will work if I switch Wi-Fi ...
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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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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 ...