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How to prevent disabling of apps

All my searches on this topic just return results about how to disable (built-in) apps on Android, which is the opposite of what I want. I want to know how it is that some apps do not allow disabling ...
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Blocking or deleting a sent message

Please advise urgently on my below problem? I sent a message to a contact in error at 16:11. Apon realising this i noticed only 1 tick next to the messages. I then blocked the person,switched off my ...
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Samsung GY S6312 freezes: “Unfortunately, system.dev has stopped”

I have this problem on my android Samsung GY S6312: It freezes and shows this message: Unfortunately, system.dev has stopped. As soon as I touch "OK" it freezes again and the message shows again in ...
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Deleted my default keyboard program and I no longer have a keyboard?

I downloaded a keyboard-changing app, but as I used it, everything crashed, so I deleted it from my phone. Bad choice, since the app I deleted was my default keyboard. Now I have no keyboard, and I ...
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Is it possible to only use your Google account for Google Play only?

I'm developing Android applications on a phone (5.0.2) provided by my company so I'm supposed to log on Google Play in order to download other applications and test them. The thing is with that, all ...
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How to configure Simplenote client to use external storage?

I've just installed the official Simplenote client on my Samsung Galaxy S3 mini (Android 4.2.2). I don't have a lot of space on the "on board" storage, so want to ensure that Simplenote uses the ...
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1.5 GB in space used for system without installing any apps after using super su-me

Hello everyone I used to have kingroot installed on my device and for some reason I thought it will be better to have super su so I downloaded super su-me and as promised it did remove king root and ...
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How can I run linux debian under my android phone without root?

Is this possible? Emulate it via vm or chroot it in some way? Wich trusted app can I run for this purpose (even paid but must work flawlessy). The problem is that I use the stock rom of my phone and ...
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Apps are restarting while kept in background?

I am running Xolo Q1000 Opus with Android 4.4.2 (Kitkat). I like it for the most part, except for the fact that I have noticed a repeating problem. After awhile of using the phone my phone begins to ...
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3rd party SMS app message sending fails

I've a Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime(SM-G530H) working with Android 4.4.4, I tried installing 3rd party messaging app, made it the default messaging app, but the message sending fails always. I've tested ...
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Unable to update system app

I have been trying to update the system apps on my android phone, where in I get an error mentioning that the application which I'm downloading can't be installed. (Error code :- 104) When I searched ...
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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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minimuize ring volume at certain times of day

I have an android phone, a kid, and some friends who call just after the kid goes to bed. My friends will call, at 7pm, my phone will ring, and the ring will wake up my kid. Is there an app that can ...
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Why a system app disappears unless updated?

I happened on lollipop 5.1.1 and to one or two app at a time, for some reason the said app just won't show app in application list(and i can't use it)... ahh i can still see it in system/app or system/...
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Manage lists of apps

Is there such a functionality or app that enables you to manage lists of apps in Play Store? I want to have lists of apps stored somewhere on the cloud and install an entire list at once. Such a ...
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App updates from different sources

I'd like to know why F-Droid shows updates before Google Play Store. Typically these are apps like Hacker's Keyboard and NetGuard Firewall, etc. Wouldn't the developers of such apps submit changes at ...
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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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How to prevent app install in android [duplicate]

I want to prevent other person install app in to the phone before install any app must ask for pin code something like that.
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Unable to connect samsung device to pc [closed]

I'm having problem connecting my device(Samsung j7) to my laptop via USB port. Can someone help me?
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Is it possible for an application to deliver ads while requesting NO permission from the user?

I know that for an app to access the internet it does not need the "Full network access" permission. In the android system it says that an app can use the browser to access the internet. The ...
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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 to set SD card as default storage on Android Marshmallow?

I have a Lenovo K3 Note (K50a40) and I was running Android 5.0 Lollipop until last week. I had set the default storage as SD Card on lollipop in storage settings, but that option seems to have ...
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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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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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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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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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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 id=...
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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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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 S-...
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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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Android app identifier?

Is there such a thing as a searchable database or a website anywhere online where someone can type in the name of an app or a package name and see a summary of what the app is for, if it is a system ...
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Game launch problem

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy Core Prime and when I try to launch the game Stack this thing pops up on my screen. Click image for larger version Do you have any idea what the problem is? I have never ...
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Blocked Android Multimedia system

I bought Android Multimedia system for my car: Model: MGCOL1 Ver: 4.4.2 Ver: MPSS.TR.1.0-01780-M8626AAAAANAZM Core Ver: 3.4.0 - fengxunyi@fly-server-24core #1 Build: msm8226-userdebug 4.4.2 KVT49L eng....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 (https://myaccount.google.com/security#...
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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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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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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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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?!