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Testing Websites on Phone [closed]

I was wondering is there any way to test websites on my phone? I am a Web Programmer, and I usually code designs which are responsive. So I want to check if the design is compatible on mobile phone. I ...
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Clickable Phone Numbers on a Wifi Only Tablet?

I have an Android tablet running KitKat. It is a basic tablet that only connects over WiFi. Apps like GrooveIP and Talkatone do allow me to make calls with it, but I have to copy and paste, or ...
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HP TouchPad: After reinstalling CM9, one app refuses to re-install at all, and I cannot move apps to the internal SD card

The app in question is Viral Floating Youtube Popup (a really awesome app, try it). The notification bar says "Couldn't install on USB storage or SD card". Here's my relevant ADB log output as it ...
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My Medion tablet won't download some apps from Google Play

I have a Medion Lifetab 7" Tablet (MD98488). It will not download some apps like the Weather Channel(weather.com) app for example. Some of the apps I started the download in my laptop and the ...
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Phone returns after a few seconds to main menu

Whatever I chose to do on my Android smartphone, after a few seconds it exits the application or option by itself and returns to the main screen. Any idea what could be causing this? It is a BML ...
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How can I update my Xperia Z mobile programs (applications) with my PC

Can I use my PC to update Applications installed in my Sony Xperia Z mobile? For example, I have installed avast anti-virus software in my mobile. Now, I want to update this software using my PC ...
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Hello. How can I forcibly prevent specific apps from starting at boot? [duplicate]

I would like to force a few apps in particular to not stop when I boot, reboot, etc. The reason why is irrelevant ... I would like to know if or how Aneroid OSes, in general, load apps into memory, ...
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How can one run an app made for a more recent version of Android on an older Android Device?

How can one install an app made for Jellybean and use it on Gingerbread? Let's take Google Keyboard for example. Google Keyboard is meant for use with Ice Cream Sandwich and up, but say I want it on ...
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What's the impact of changing root's $HOME env variable?

I'm using rsync in my application for rooted devices with passwordless authentication with credentials. When the linux command runs I get read-only filesystem as it is trying to write the known_hosts ...
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unknown error code during application install : 920 [duplicate]

When i tried to install an application there is a pop-up screen writtend "unknown error code during application install : 920" I cant find a solution. What should i do?
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How do I view/edit Java source code from APKs on an Android phone?

As an Android developer, I often need to browse Java source code of APKs. Is there any way or tool that lets me view Java source codes inside of .apk files and be able to edit them on the phone? I ...
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How do I set the default messaging app to use google voice? (4.2.2 Galaxy S4)

I keep seeing advice to set the default messaging app by going to Settings> Manage Applications> All Applications> And then clicking on the messaging app (I also tried google hangouts since that can ...
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How to find all applications requiring a specific permission? [duplicate]

The title says it all. I am interested in finding all the applications using a specific permission, in my case “Detailed Location”. I use Android 4.2.2 on a Galaxy Note 2, the Samsung provided ...
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internal storage running low

I am not very technologically advanced so bear with me. I need to move more apps to my SD card from internal storage because I am running low on internal storage space. I have moved very few apps to ...
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Rescue data from an application

I was using Secret of Happiness for about three months, and created some notes during this time period. At one point when I wanted to add a new note, the application froze, and I had to force close ...
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Transfering an Incoming call to loudspeaker

My Question is Can I transfer a call to loudspeaker or external speaker directly through app which the phone has when i get an incoming call Thanks In Advance !!!
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lost samsung s5830 dont remember the gmail id

I have lost my Samsung galaxy ace 3 days ago.I don't remember my Gmail account, the phone's battery was low,and is now switched off.is there any way i could find it ?
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Can I reduce app space by deleting unwanted files?

Specifically, I'm an artist and use PicsArt photo studio a lot, which is a great app. The issue is that my phone is ALWAYS low on space (thanks a bunch, sprint bloatware!) So this app is awesome, but ...
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Automatic backup computer to Android via wireless using scp

There is this script that I want to write but I don't even know if it is possible, so I'll explain what I intent to do to see if it is possible and if you can point me to the direction I should look ...
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Should the sdcard support case-sensitive files?

I've been testing one of my apps to see how it handles filenames in UPPER-CASE. I thought the Android libraries and system was case sensitive for filenames, however I eventually discovered that files ...
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The Mystery Of The Disappearing App Icons

If I try to rearrange the shortcuts to app icons on my homescreen, sometimes they disappear. It happens to all apps, bookmarks, and folders, too: even stock apps, like Play Store. I have an LG optimus ...
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Android app to add URL to my Google bookmarks

Is there any official app from Google to save URLs in Google bookmarks? I generally read a lot of articles and would like to save their URLs to Google bookmarks. But I can't find any official app from ...
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Can I have horizontal scrolling in the installed application on the Sense 5.5?

I have an HTC One with Sense 5.5 installed. In Sense 5.5 the installed application menu have a vertical scrolling. I'd prefer to have horizontal scrolling. Can I change this setting in some way?
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Recent vs Running vs Downloaded apps

What happens when you: Swipe out an app from Recent section? Stop an running app by going into Running section? Force stop an app by going into Downloaded section? Even if you remove an app from ...
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How is it possible that an app stores its data even though I clear the cache and uninstall?

I have downloaded an app (its a game), made some test progress, and then deleted the game data. I have also cleared the cache and uninstalled the game, but whenever I install it again from the Google ...
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Lock System Settings in Android

My application will open to particular time and it won't close in that time, for example 2pm to 4pm is my application running time means, the user can't access any other applications (like Music, ...
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My Nexus 4 crashes after every app start

I haven't used my Nexus 4 in a while, and all of a sudden all apps crashes on their start up, including the Google Play Store app. I have tried to upgrade the OS to KitKat (via Settings => About This ...
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Android lost some apps - how do I dl Whatsapp again?

My HTC Evo 4G piece of trash all of a sudden deleted some of my contacts and apps - including the app market (google play?). How do I get Whatsapp back - which I paid for through paypal - if I can't ...
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Apps on memory card taking internal memory

I noticed that many apps that are, according to Android, installed on the memory card are actually taking internal memory space, as when I delete their data or uninstall them I notice a change on the ...
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How can I set a data cap per application?

In Android, you can see how many data each application has used. You can also forbid an application from using data by hand. And you can set an automatic data cap for the entire system. But is there a ...
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How can I check whether an app is installed on internal storage or the internal SD?

I asked another question about problems with the default launcher and one user suggested that I might need to check that my app is installed on the internal storage or the internal SD card, but I ...
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Start Google Search with input selected and keyboard active

I'm trying to add an app to Widgetlocker (or shortcut) that will not just start the Google Search app, but actually focus the input and activate the keyboard. Otherwise, I have to click again to do ...
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Samsung G S3 Mini: UK Apps 'not available in your country'?: in UK, with new UK phone from UK provider!

Just got my new Samsung Galaxy s3 mini, from t-mobile UK. Trying to download UK apps (e.g. BBC News) from Google Play, but getting the "app not available in your country" messages.... Am in the UK, ...
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Error code 919 when updating or installing apps [duplicate]

I am on holiday using hotel Wi-Fi. None of my apps will update, and I cannot install any new ones. Got the mesage error code 919. Is it the hotel Wi-Fi or a tablet problem (Sony S)?
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Green/red widget icon or notification tray app to indicate if internet is available (tablet)

Consider a tablet user without data plan using only wifi connections at public places (e.g., hospital, hotel) that often die after 2 hours after accepting terms of use. (and is not running skype or ...
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What is the difference between restoring and installing an app on an Android device?

Is there any difference between restoring an app and installing an app on an Android device, or are both the same?
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Is there any dictionary app the can lookup for words like on iPhone?

I just moved from iPhone to Android and I am looking for a way to lookup words by highlighting and choose define like in image below. Is it possible to do this on Android? If so, how to do that?
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Galaxy S-4 Active connect via bluetooth to IMAC desktop

Can I transfer data from my galaxy S-4 Active Phone to my Apple IMAC Desktop Via Bluetooth? Such as Music, Photos, files ?? Thanks Carl
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Android equivalent to LockInfo

I am looking for an alternative to my jailbroken iPhone lockscreen, I currently use LockInfo http://www.lockinfo.net/ I have googled and the only alternative I have seen is WidgetLocker ...
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Is there a shop like Cydia on iOS for Android? [duplicate]

Most apps in the Google Play store have a free version and a paid version. On iOS there is a shop called Cydia, where you can try out most apps for free before you buy them in the App Store. Is there ...
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Connect microSD card with your PC folder via Wi-Fi only

Suppose you sit in an office where you have high speed wi-fi internet connection to which you can connect your android mobile phone. On your office pc you have some downloaded videos , pictures etc. ...
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Difference between exported apk and app backed up apk [closed]

Hi I have signed an android project with my signature and exported it as .apk file. I uploaded it to Google play and installed it in my mobile. I use an app to take a backup of the file and then as my ...
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Can there be malicious apps on Google Play?

Do I need to worry about malicious apps on Google Play, or can I trust everything I install, so long as I install it from Google Play? And if I need to worry, what red flags should I look for - ...
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How to set App Specific Timezones

So I downloaded a new app, but it only works for US Timezones. I live in the UK, and I don't want to either keep my phone on US Timezones or switch it every time I want to use it. I have an Android, ...
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Can i customize “select an action for text” menu?

I have downloaded a dictionary application for my native language and English translation and it can work offline. But i need it to be seen at the "select an action for text" menu when i select a ...
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How does Startup Manager block startup apps?

I am using the market app Startup Manager on Android, but I am a little bit concerned in the way that it operates. Is it effectively runnning every time as a daemon and thusly keeping the apps from ...
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Disable Android Apps - Application Manager

Some apps in Application Manager are completely greyd out and cannot be disabled. Is there any way to override this?
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Moving keyboard app to SD card?

I recently rooted my phone, so obviously the first thing I did was pm setInstallLocation 2 then move all my internal storage hogging apps to the SD card. I left the widgets, wallpapers, and ...
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Cannot move app to sd-card?

My sdcard has plenty free space but I cannot move any apps. On my sdcard there's the old Android/data path with many older apps. Why cannot it be possible to move apps here? Maybe I can create a ...
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What system apps can be safely removed with Titanium backup on Nexus 4?

Is there an official list or something? :D I'd like to remove some of them to improve battery life, but not sure which are safe to remove