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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Select which application to (NOT) update

I always knew how to disable the auto update for a specific app. But since some time Google decided to forbid this useful functionality and force the users to update their app. And I mainly do NOT use ...
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Move apps and its data to another internal partition

I have Lenovo A706 with 4GB Internal Storage, but it's split into 2 partitions. I already rooted my Android and moved several apps to another partition using Link2SD, but some of its data is still ...
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How to import contacts from a delimited list?

I use an Android phone, and recently I had to delete all my contacts because it was cluttered, and now I have to add all of them again. There are about 200 contacts, and I have them stored in a text ...
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Help with Photo app / Gallery

I deleted the photo app that actually comes pre-installed on Android and have been just using gallery. Is there any way to download the photo app?
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Missing apps after installing upgrade-assistant app

I have the Samsung Galaxy S3 on Straight Talk wireless and it's version is 4.1.2. I've read how to upgrade it but I didn't want to risk it. So I found an app on the Google Play Store that could help ...
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Adding 'own-domain outlook.com account' to the new gmail app

With the new update I wanted to the gmail app I wanted to add my outlook account to it so I have everything in one place. But I have a problem when trying to add my outlook account to the new gmail ...
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Keeping Record of my android activities

Is it possible to keep track of every of my Android activities because I'll like to know what every of my friend did when the get access to my device.
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Simultaneously install app on mulitiple devices registered with single Google Play account

I have multiple device registered on my Google play account. When I install an app I can select on which device I want to install the application. Can I select more than one device to install the app? ...
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How to convert raw video file (.ign) to .mp4?

I want to get videos out of Aakash iTutor (education tablet with Android 4.1) to store them on my PC. I found out where the videos actually are in the educhip (memory card). The videos had their ...
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Android 2.3.2 - Google apps missing after unexpected shutdown

I am writing to solicit some assistance with an issue affecting my coworker. She has Android OS 2.3.2. She said her phone had a strong battery charge last night and she put the phone in her bag. ...
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Share to file app android

I have an app that can export files via "Share" android option. I can choose there Dropbox,Email etc.. I want to export file from program to file on sdcard. The app does not have built in option to ...
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Is it possible to buy the FAOTD (Free App Of The Day) from the Amazon App Store without downloading it?

Sometimes the Amazon App Store has a FAOTD (Free App Of The Day) that I'm interested in getting, but I don't want to download it quite yet. I just want it in my list of bought apps. Is there a fast ...
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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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Cal by Any.do won't install

My phone is Samsung Galaxy Grand 2. I want to install cal from Google Play but whenever I click on install button the download begins after that the installation starts but it does not get installed ...
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Effect of Background Color on Battery Life in Android App

I am studying about the effect of different parameters of Android app on Power Consumption and tips for optimizing them . I came across this paper which states that ligh background color consumes ...
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How to force-close when error message keeps popping

I'm new to Android development. I wrote a funny app which endlessly pops messages saying "Unfortunately, YOUR_FREAKING_APP has stopped." on launch. To force-close it, I held down the Home button but ...
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Schedule an android Device to Sleep or Hibernate and Wake Automatically

I want to Schedule an android Device to Sleep or Hibernate and Wake Automatically at a particular pre-defined Time. Is this possible. Can anyone help me by doing this coding
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What is the rh_sdrm folder?

On my sd card, there is a folder named rh_sdrm. It has a few files and an empty .txt. it hasnt been modified in months. Whats this folders purpose and can I remove it?
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Built-in google search fails to find installed applications (for convenient launching)

I used to use the built-in android google search to launch applications - I just typed the app's name in the google search box on the home screen, and as I started typing app name, it showed the app ...
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Galaxy S2 PrinterShare

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2. I need help with the app PrinterShare. It says "Direct USB Connected" when it is not connected. I have tried rebooting my phone. Please help?
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Sorting applications by their trimmed name

Is there anyway to for the app list to be sorted by applications' trimmed names? E.g. in the screenshot below, the application " Flashlight" appears first because it contains the space at the ...
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The screen resets when I search for K in the apps

I go to Apps then search (type) with the Latin letter K or k (on both English and Turkish), suddenly the screen resets to home page. It does not appear when K (or k) is not the first letter. Also this ...
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Free up internal memery on ART (without memory increase script)

I have an HTC Pico (has 150 MB internal memory) and switched to ART running android 4.4.2. Now it has 11 MB free space with only user app as file manager. I have deleted unwanted system apps (like ...
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Search apps list using keyboard

When looking through the list of installed applications I am able to search for an app by name quickly using PC keyboard on Genymotion emulator or when I plug in an USB keyboard to my Galaxy S2 ...
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remove pre installed default menu

hello I have a "prestigio multipad 4 quantum 10.1" and it has pre-installed a default auto loaded menu, and when it boots it give me only one application choice and settings menu. It has 4.2 android ...
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Connectbot post-login automation commands not working on Win 7 system

Also tried VX-Connectbot. Post login commands don't work on a Win7 system. Is this a known issue? If yes, are there any workarounds? Is there any other FREE ssh client that has this facility- run ...
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IRC client with XDCC support

Honestly, I haven't installed and checked all irc clients for Android, nevertheless I wasn't able to google any. Does it exist? If yes, mention it, please :)
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Audio output to mini USB on Android 4.1

I am using Huawei Ascend Mate which is rooted, runs on Android 4.1.2 and I want to use my Logitech USB headset with my phone. I also have the USB OTG ( mini usb male to usb female ) cable which is ...
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Program named -2068

I noticed in Data usage, under Wireless & Networks, an app named "-2068". Does anybody know what this is ? It does not come up when I run ps command from terminal, so the number it's not a PID. ...