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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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How to UNHIDE caller ID for contacts on dual sim phone

My phone is Alcatel POP3 (5054D) dual sim with android 5.1.1 I would realy like to call 'anonymous' if the person I call is not in my contact list (e.g. a customer). I tried secretsheep-like apps, but ...
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How do we run *#06# using ADB to get IMEI number?

I want to run *#06# and display the activity/fragment which shows the IMEI numbers using adb. Kindly help. Details of the fragment and activity as show below: #1: DialpadFragment{27576dd7 #1 ...
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How to run two Messenger applications logged into different accounts?

I have done a bit of research, and that coupled with some programming knowledge leads me to believe that it should be perfectly possible to run two seperate applications of Facebook Messenger. Is it ...
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What are the security implications of using an app built “for debug”?

I've just come upon several .apk files hosted with Github projects which are "compiled for debug" (i.e. having application-debuggable set, which one can e.g. check using aapt dump badging /path/to/apk ...
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App update process

Its not yet clear to me what happens when an app gets updated. Is the new updated app simply being "installed over" the old one maintaining data and cache from the old one? What actually happens ...
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Cannot browse or share photos downloaded from internet

This was a problem in my S3 but now it is much more prevalent in my LG4. in 70% of cases, when I download a photo from the internet it is not available for sharing using fb or whatsapp, and I cannot ...
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This com.google.system.s wants to install on it own [duplicate]

Please help me..I tried uninstalling but it dont help,I dnt know how to do it..I tried the internet but was not available. Please tell me how to stop this from popping on my screen.
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Disable some permissions requested by an app on ANDROID [duplicate]

Some of the features I really like in iOS is that if you want to download an app that requests microphone access you can disable that permission of accessing microphone by that app (in settings) So ...
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my samsung J7 screen is badly damaged,how can I unlock my pattern lock with damaged screen? [duplicate]

My Samsung galaxy J7 screen is badly damaged,how can I unlock my pattern lock as screen is broken and I can't see r touch the screen
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System has been modified. Pls contact the manufacturer. Thank you. — i don't know what this mean and something's wrong with my phone.

--- I accidentally deleted my android device manager and other folders on my phone that i thought was not useful at all. After, this message on my lock screen appeared. And i can't unlock my phone ...
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Mobile ads in apps HTTP protocol

On my android phone I use personalhttpproxy (personalhttpproxy.org) to get rid of ads which really annoy me. As I understand now the personalhttpproxy app filters all http traffic and blocks hosts ...
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Is it possible to use an AT&T phone for android development without rooting?

This question seems to say that it's necessary to root an at&t phone (like the samsung captivate) in order to install apps from unofficial sources. My question is a bit more focused: if I'm ...
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Change from Chinese language to English language (but not English language in the phone language setting)

I bought an Android phone that is shipped from China. The default language is Chinese. All the preinstalled apps are in Chinese. I live in Bahrain and do not know Chinese and would like to know if ...
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On-device calendar exists?

I am coming from iOS to my first Android (Samsung Galaxy S7) and having hard time adjusting. The first thing that is throwing me off is lack of a calendar app. The phone came with Samsung's own ...
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Install App Directly to SD Card [duplicate]

My MicroMax Canvas A72, running Android 2.3.6, will not let me install any app greater than 50mb in size, despite having a 1gb SD card installed. Even installing an app to my device then transferring ...
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Launch app on start (even SD card apps)

I'm pretty sure (despite of haven't seen them) that there are a few question about running some app when you turn on the phone. But I want a something a little more complex here. I have a few apps to ...
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2answers
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My Files app is missing [closed]

My files app is not on my home screen and don't know how to find it because I am sure it was there and don't know how or why it disappeared so I really hope someone can help me please. Thanks Sue
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App showing battery charge based on its voltage

I have a xt894 with Android 4.3. I bought an extended 3800mAh battery (Mugen) but the droid doesnt recognize it properly. I tested a couple of battery manager apps, but I dint find what I am ...
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How do I drag apps from one home page to another?

I upgraded from Galaxy Mega to Galaxy S6 Edge +. In Mega, I can drag one app from one home page to another without going through the ones in between. In S6E+, it seems that I have to go through each ...
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Can't get rid of Uni launcher on my Android 5.1

I have tried to uninstall it (for me it is malicious software because I do not know when and how have I obtained it) through settings and reboot my phone but it keeps coming back and blocks my phone, ...
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storage space running out, wont let me download anything

My phone says that I am running out of storage. when I try to download an App to get rid of some of it, it just keeps telling me that I have insufficient storage
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How do I turn off page curl?

I have an LG G2. Recently I downloaded Battery Doctor. The first few days were cool, but now I have this annoying page curl. Every time I swipe up the left or right corner of my screen, it flips up ...
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Bottom right and left page curl that shows shortcuts when swiped?

My friend and I both have Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro (SGH-I547) on Android 4.1.2, both fully updated OS and software. His phone has a bottom right and left page curl effect accessed with a swipe from ...
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Contacts Storage vs Contacts

I am really confused about the contacts applications on my android phone.When i added a new contact, i know it creates a new database under data/data/com.android.providers.contacts/databases and adds ...
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1answer
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Cannot uninstall an app from adb

I am trying to uninstall an app which came to me with the phone ( an app for senior users - sort of launcher). My device is : LG L70 Android version : 4.4.2 However I cannot uninstall it from the ...
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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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Apps are installed in my smart phone without my permission?

When wifi is on, Some strange applications are being installed automatically. I don't request them. They are downloaded without my permission. I uninstalled (removed) the unwanted apps from my smart ...
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HTC One M8, Marshmallow: apps list not working (Playstore install error: 505)

HTC Recently pushed Android 6.0 to my HTC One M8. (NL) The update installed without any problems, but I'm now experiencing a few bugs. I can not access the APPS list, it gives me the 'please wait' ...
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Which system service apps could I disable to protect my privacy

I have a non-rooted Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with a Google account and would like to know what system, root and service apps I could disable. The purpose of this is, I want to stop or making it difficult ...
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1answer
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Why does Play Store update twice in a row the same app to the same version?

Why does Play Store (formerly Android Market) mark for update twice in a row the same app to the same version? Here is a typical example of what happens. Yesterday I checked the My Apps section from ...
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2answers
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Why apps move from SD card to phone memory after upgrade and how to avoid it?

After upgrade of any app - apps move back from SD Card to phone memory. After that, to save phone memory, I have to move upgraded app back to SD card. Is any possibility to avoid this because it is ...
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How to transfer apps, contacts and settings between two identical phones?

I'm having trouble with my new Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant running 2.1. It constantly reboots and I'm going to return it for a replacement unit. How can I transfer all of my phone settings, contacts, ...
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How do you get clean Android OS on Galaxy S7 or LG v10?

What is the path (or paths) to get a modern android phone with a clean OS? Preferably something similar to what a Nexus provides.
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Where Android apps store data?

Could you list all possible directories where Android apps may store data, providing description what kind of data are stored in each directory?
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moving legacy app to new device

So I recently bought a new phone and there's this app I have on my old device that is not available in the play store anymore and that I should nonetheless like to move to my new device. I'm ...
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Voice recorder based on Google voice?

I have noticed that the built in Google Voice Recorder 4 audio transcribing and voice recorder that is used to send messages as attachments results in the recordings which are very clear and I did not ...
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Can the Samsung Galaxy S5 measure blood pressure through an app?

I already know it can do heart rate, but I'm asking for blood pressure. Can the Samsung Galaxy S5 on Android measure blood pressure through an app? If not, do I need a special hardware?
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Why I can't really move apps to SD card? [duplicate]

I have a Samsung Galax S4 whit 16Gb full of bloatware so I only really have 8Gb of space. I have added an SD card, but if I try to move an app to SD only a part will move. If, for example I want to ...
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What kind of app optimizations do newer Android versions do at the first reboot?

I received from my phone carrier, Vodafone IT, the official OTA Google update to Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4 on my Nexus S. When automatically rebooting for the first time after the update, the ...
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Access internal storage on rooted 4.2 phone [duplicate]

My Android phone keeps feeding the internal storage with logs (I guess) and I don't want to reset the phone every 2 months. Is there a way to display the internal memory consumption? I am looking for ...
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Apps download but do not install

I'm using a two-week old HTC Sensation. A number of times now, I've tried to download apps (this is happening on multiple apps, not just one) and although they download, they never install. I can see ...
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Connecting an android app with a google account not showing in the Connected apps & sites

I have installed IMDB app on android. From the IMDB app, use log in and choose a Google account. They request basic info. Check the Connected apps & sites ...
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Where are the captions stored for images that are sent or recieved in WhatsApp?

When sending images in WhatsApp, there is an option to add caption to it. This caption is visible on image, at the receiving end, but when this image is copied or forwarded, only image is sent? ...
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Get package name of an app given its displayed name using ADB commands

I'm trying to: Get the package names of all apps on my device (none of them are mine so sadly I can't get it from the Manifest) and put it into a file to save for a class project. I also want to get ...
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Get common name of an app given its package name

I'm interested in a way to go from the package name (e.g. com.android.providers.telephony) to its common name (Phone). I'd like to know if there's ADB/shell command (from the phone), or any ...
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Ability to monitor sound volume when headphones are used?

I am curious if there is a way to log sound volume when headphones are used to play music. I am doing a research project to quantify hearing loss resulting from listening to music on phones and need ...
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Verify if apps are fully compatible to the intended Android version upgrade

I am on 4.4.2 and am toying with idea of upgrading to Marshmallow, mainly to use doze feature I have 150+ apps and want to check how many of them are upgraded to work with Marshmallow, before ...
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How can I save a word document (from Word Android app) to Google drive?

There are options for OneDrive and Dropbox, but I can't save to my Google drive account, why?!
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How to enable usb debugging on android 6?

So I used to have this working on 5, after an update to Android 6 I'm unable to get USB debugging to work. Anyone else run into this? I've enabled USB debugging on the device. I've tried three ...