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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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Application for randomly deleting files

I like to listen to my music randomly, so I have an application on PC that can upload random part of my music collection to my Android phone. But sometimes I run out of space while not near the PC, ...
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My new Nexus 7 doesn't allow me to receive apk files with bluetooth

I have just got a Nexus 7, and I am trying to send an app that i made into my Nexus, neither sending it with my phone using bluetooth or directly from my laptop using bluetooth works: on my phone it ...
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Unable to move apps to the SD card [duplicate]

I have certain apps, like Google Maps, on my phone which I am unable to move to my SD card from the internal memory. I tried moving it from the App management menu in Phone settings, but the move to ...
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Send/share option goes to sending a new email page in Gmail app by default

Whenever I try to send an application to another android device via bluetooth, when I hit the button "send" it opens a new message in gmail app and the application I wanted to send via bluetooth is ...
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MS Access database integration

Do you know about any app that i can use to read and write MS Access based databases on android? The reason i want to do this is because in my company i was asked to create the necessary ...
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Thermodo for Android

I just took delivery of a Thermodo from the Kickstarter. Their website states that a Thermodo app is coming soon for Android but their What Is page says it should work with their existing app, ...
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What are the custom roms available in market for android and ios for micromax funbook P 300? [duplicate]

I am working to add custom rom that are available for ios and android,I need to add add custom rom in my android phones, I was using "androios" rom that is featured for both ios and android, but its ...
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Can I 'trick' my device into thinking it's unrooted?

I rooted my Nexus 4 in order to install a custom ROM, which I'm quite happy with. However, there are a couple of apps that I want to use but refuse to work because the device is rooted. Is there a ...
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Good, free, syncable to-do/task list with priorities and categories [closed]

I'm looking for a to do list app with some specific features: Must sync to something (google, dropbox, evernote, whatever) Must be able to distinguish "do it now" vs "do it later" (and not show "do ...
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Disappearing Apps on Galaxy s3

During the download of an app, or after the app has finished downloading, it will automatically disappear. It will be recorded in the Play Store as being "Installed" but it is nowhere to be found on ...
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Import data from ColorNote app?

I have lost my Android phone but I have backup of my SD-card on which I have backup of my ColorNote app. How can I get all my notes from that backup? NOTE: I am using iPhone now so don't have a ...
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Automatically have my frequently-used apps handy

I recently wiped and re-installed my phone. In so doing, I lost my home screen layout. In any event, my layout wasn't all that great. What I'm looking for is an app/other method that would determine ...
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Why is Android app not compatible [duplicate]

My son's got a Kurio 7 tablet. I've installed the Amazon App Store on it and noticed not all apps are compatible. Bad Piggies for example won't install. The Amazon App Store says its not compatible ...
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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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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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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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My apps status suddenly become “not installed on the phone”, even the google play store!

I have been searching online for problem similar to my case but unfortunately didn't manage to find any solution to my case. INFO Samsung Galaxy S2 i9100T droid version 4.03 STORY I didn't do ...
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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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App <X> isn't working correctly. How can I fix it?

I have an application that isn't working correctly. Either it's not launching, or not responding to commands, or some of the functionality isn't doing what I expect. What are some simple steps I can ...
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How to keep two versions of an app installed?

Android Market has just updated an app in my device. I liked the update, but its fully different from last version which was also my favorite. So, I want to keep last version too. I have last ...
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What precisely is CloudAgent process? Its files eats space like crazy

I have bunch of usual stuff going on in my phone (Samsung Grand, Android 4.1.2) like app auto-updates, Twitter, Dropbox, etc. Most of the time it's clear what the network-related settings for them are ...
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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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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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How to delete whatsapp without a SD card or a SIM card installed?

I have taken out my SIM card and SD card as I have a new phone, how do I delete whatsapp, as messages are still being received to my old phone?
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How can I install an app given only its APK file?

I downloaded the APK file for an app to my PC. How can I install it on my phone?
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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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Can I transfer pre-installed apps from a device with a broken screen to a different one?

So I have an Ematic Funtab Mini running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS that now has a broken screen that is totally unresponsive. I also have a Craig 7" TouchScreen Tablet running Google Android ...
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What is the right way to close apps in Android?

I'm new to the Android platform, and this is probably a dumb question, but... How do you close an app? When I'm in an app, and I want to get out, I just click on "Home" and move on, but I just ...
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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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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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How can I get a overview and manage the default applications for file types?

Most OSs show a nice summary about which application will be used to open a certain file type. Android does not seem to have such a function. How can I track and manage the default applications?
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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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Is there an app that will drain my battery?

Are there any apps that will specifically help to drain a battery down quickly? The scenario I would want to have this is if I want to quickly drain the battery so I can charge it fully again. Some ...
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None of the apps installed on my SD card work anymore

The apps worked this morning for a bit, then I plugged my phone in to charger and grabbed it right before I left for work. When I was checking it on the way to work, most if not all of my apps, said ...
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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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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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Notifications enabled on app make the app run on background?

Let me start with an example, Delta's airline app called "FlyDelta" has an option in it settings to enable/disable "Get check-in reminders & status notifications". My question is, if I enable this ...
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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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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 ...