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App that switches to call only mode for power saving

I have seen an app in Asus phone that have a call only mode where, for power saving we could get a single screen where we could make calls only. No other features work. I am having stock android. ...
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Here maps isn't working: “could not download initial data”

I've tried to install Here Maps on my phone (a Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus) and I've not been able to make it work. The maps are not displayed at all, all I can see is a blank screen. If I try to zoom ...
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Play store app updating process

I have recently updated an app (specifically WhatsApp messeneger) vía play store and some friends of mine can't see the new version on the store yet. How are updates managed in the play store? When a ...
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Send command via bluetooth upon receiving sms

I am working on a project with a setup as shown below: android phone (#1) ---> (android phone (#2) and arduino with a bluetooth module). Basically, I'd like to use the android phone (#2) as a GSM ...
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Feedly doesn't start

As the title says, I'm unable to start Feedly and use it. When I try to open it, it shows the initial splash screen, the black one with its logo, and hangs here forever. Essentially, I can't even ...
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My Files app is missing

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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application update cancelled bluetooth

Updated a google app on my Samsung Galaxy three phone. According to Samsung support it has caused problems with my Blue Tooth texting notification. It no longer works in my car. Can you advise course ...
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How do I get list of all application packages together with their activity label from adb shell?

Sometimes I have a trouble matching application's package name in /data/data/ or /data/app/*.apk with the user-friendly activity label I see in GUI. How do I list application packages together with ...
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Android Reverse Engineering

Is it possible to programatically reverse engineer an application from the android device directly? Using dex2jar with terminal emulator generates jar file. From the jar file how to generate te ...
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YouTube “Connection to server Lost/ Tap to retry” error

I try to connect to YouTube on my tablet and I keep getting the "Connection to server Lost/ Tap to retry" error. I have tried everything like changing the WiFi settings, clearing data caches and ...
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Is there a way to beam a picture “To the tablet”?

There exists a solution where we can beam Picture/Video from a tablet to TV. But, is there a way, where is I use a Tablet as a display device on a wall, and beam pictures to the tablet? Thanks.
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App not compatible anymore

I recently had to factory reset my phone, a Samsung GT-S5302 with Android 2.3.6. Now I'm trying to reinstall apps from Google Play store, but one of them says "your device is not compatible with this ...
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my apps are gone from my Samsung galaxy s3 tablet

I had my Samsung Galaxy S3 turned off for a while. After a few days I turned it back on – and all my apps were gone from my home screen. I tried to download the apps again but it said I have them ...
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Viewing all applications in an alphabetical list in 4.4.2

On Android 4.1.2 I was able to view all applications in an alphabetical list: Is there any way to do so in Android 4.4.2? By default applications are in a grid:
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How do I run apps without Google Play Services?

"This app won't run unless you update Google Play services" I know a lot of users managed to even uninstall Google services already, but I'm wondering how are they able to run the apps ...
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How to use my webcam (connect with usb) instead of my device camera?

Recently I got an old logitech webcam, model quickcam pro 5000 http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-QuickCam-Pro-5000-WebCam/dp/B000BDH2XY Since the photo quality of front camera is bad, I think of using ...
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Send SMS from phone using tablet?

I currently have a rooted Sony xperia SP (c5303) and have just purchased the Lenovo Tab S8 i'm more than happy with the device. I was wondering if there was a method to have access to my Phone SMS ...
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How to Backup All of my data in Android(Jelly Bean)?

Is there any way to backup All of my data, by "All" i meaned everything, even messages, IMs(Instant Messenger)'s messages i.e hike, whatsApp etc. i need those data and have to reset/flash my device, ...
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Conference Call on local network connection in android

I have implemented peer to peer call using csipsimple where I am able to call any device which is connected to local network. It works fine for me. Now i want to make a conference call where more than ...
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Retrieving lost SIM PIN and PUK

If the SIM and PUK are stored on the SIM card, then why can't an Android application read this information and display it to the user? Thanks.
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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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Microphone in the Facebook Comments (App)

I only have noticed it today - and I'm not aware if this is a new feature. So, anyone else having this Mic in their Facebook comment section (in the Android app). I asked a few friends, and they don't ...
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Bluetooth keyboard won't work on Android 4.0.4

I've just bough a rapoo e6300 Bluetooth keyboard. It paired fine (after some research) with my Nexus 4 (Android 5). Android then prompted me to create a special keyboard profile, which is otherwise ...
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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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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.