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Application messages

Need assistance. If I power on or restart my GT-P7500 10.1 Samsung tablet, it takes an awe full long time to become usable. It keeps coming up with messages like "Messager is not responding" - with ...
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How can I run touch screen games in non-touch Android PC?

I have installed Android ×86 KitKat a few days ago on my Lenovo G580 model-20157 PC. Everything works just fine, but when I installed a game, I could not play it since it was meant for touch screen ...
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App cannot be installed on Xperia Z3

I found an Android chess app with network here but I can't install it. For an unknown reason, the installation requires the program to be able to send SMS. When I try to install this app (I trust ...
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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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Huawei mobile File Transfer to my computer doesnot work

I used to transfer files but now I can't. The USB cable transfers from another Huawei, but from my Huawei mobile it doesn't. I turned debug on. Still my computer does not identify it.
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Is there a minimum app price at app stores?

Is there a limit on minimum app price? I ask as I never saw any app less than .99 in any app store (apart from free apps). Can an app be like .49 for example in Google or Amazon app store?
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Is there a way to “own” an app so that if it becomes paid, you will already own it?

In the Amazon Appstore, you can own any app, even if it is currently free. That way, if the developer later charges for the same app, you still own it. Similarly, if it is currently on sale for ...
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Best to block autostart apps, or let them run?

When Android was still a baby green robot, I would go through all user-installed apps (not system apps), and turn off autostart privileges on most of them. This would make the Android device boot ...
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Button Remapping on MIUI roms

I was using 'Xposed Additions' module in one of the ROMs I used before and it was working fine, I was able to remap the capacitive buttons as per my need, ex : Long press, double click, etc. When I ...
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How to change the language of the playstore on android phone (samsung galaxy S4) or at least of applications

I have a samsung galaxy S4, as the title say, running with android, and i am french, therefore, the play store is in french, and the apps are also downloaded and installed in french, without any way ...
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SIM Contacts App missing

I updated the SIM card on Sony Experia Android phone. On the phone (old SIM card) I used SIM Contacts app to store some contacts Checking under App info => Storage=> Data on phone =>4.00KB but the ...
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Change installation directory on Android

So I have an Android 4.0.4 phone with an empty SD Card and I want to install apps on the SD Card but the apps are all keep getting installed on the phone memory. I have already searched on the web ...
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Where can I find open source Android apps?

I'm not an open source zealot, but I generally prefer to use open source applications over proprietary ones if they stack up. Are there any directory sites with reviews, ect that specialize on open ...
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application for changing fonts in android 4.3

Is there any appication by which you can change the fonts of your android, which it also supports greek language? Unfortunatrlly, I don't own a well known brand, but somehow I managed to root it!
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Android keyboard has stopped working

I tried the clear data/cache thing it does not work,then i downloaded a different keyboard the same error pops up(ICS keyboard has stopped working)
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I am being restricted on some app downloads by content filtering

Since yesterday my phone has been running slow....kicking me off sites.... or not signal. So I installed a cache cleaner and a virus protection app last night. My phone then began to run faster and ...
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Aptoide has update for Google Play Store?

Installed Aptoide and noticed that it had some updates of some of the independently installed apps and updated it. But I noticed it had an update for Google Play store, yet the Google Play Store ...
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error in installation of apps from unknown sources on lollipop

why there is an error in installation when we download apps from unknown sources in lollipop 5.1? It was installing a few days ago but now it is showing 'app not installed' whenever I install games ...
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Auto refresh a webpage every N minutes

Does anyone know any way that I can refresh a webpage every N minutes? I am running Kiosk browser with fullscreen, I need to have something that can refresh the page every N minutes. The Kiosk ...
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Running ident on Android/HTC

Our Business intranet uses ident to get user credentials for the different programs/modules. Our programmers say they cant/wont change this. I'm wanting to use one of the programs on my HTC Android ...
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How can I avoid applications from sucking my battery and bypassing my lock-screen?

I have now confirmed my suspicious... I will give you the example that just happened and motivated me to open this topic: I was at my computer, with my phone in my desk. Suddenly new Viber messages ...
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Two phone numbers (one USA, one Qatari) same phone, calls and text over cell data. Any suggestions on how to accomplish this?

I need your advice and ideas. I am moving to Qatar in a couple days for work and I am trying to figure out the best cellphone situation. Currently I have a Google Nexus 5 which is fabulous, on ...
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Can I make my phone start recording sound without removing it from my pocket?

Sometimes I would like to record sound from my Android phone, very quickly, without having to touch the screen. (Example: record funny situations in the street, funny sounds, etc. ) Can we launch ...
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How to view on-line or download my Android Contacts metadata including Linked info from Linked Apps

There is far more information about my Contacts in my Android phone then what is visible on-line from https://www.google.com/contacts. Primarily I am referring to the information from "linked ...
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How to set an app to use its native language?

Thanks to my phone being rooted, I can use app settings to set an app's language without having to change my system language. but is there a way to determine the native language of an app and by ...
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What is the difference between application cache and data?

Every app has data and cache. In Android, what is the difference between the two?
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How can I view only one star ratings in Google Play Store?

I find it quite annoying that there is no easy way to sort the reviews of an Android app: - neither can I search for certain keywords that may appear in a review. - nor can I change the sort order, ...
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I have less than 40 apps (including system apps); What else can I remove?

I'm trying to remove as much bloatware as possible, but there is no information about some of them on Google. Here is the list of apps I'm not sure what they are for: com.android.provision ...
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How often does Android have to decompress an app's APK and OBB files?

According to one of great answers to this question, Android has to decompress each application's APK and OBB files before the app can be run. Is this decompression performed each and every time an ...
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Discrepancy between sizes of apps listed in Play Store vs. actual installed app size

The Play Store lists the size of all apps available in their store. When a user downloads and installs apps, the actual sizes reported by Android are often larger than the sizes listed by the Play ...
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Possible to turn on Airplane mode with WiFi on only?

I know the definition of Airplane mode is all communications and radio signals are blocked. But is it possible to turn off the "calling/receiving" part of the phone so your phone is not connecting to ...
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Does turning off your mobile network removes the limit to how many devices can connect to your hotspot?

I have produced an application as a project that gets information from connected devices such as MAC address, IP address, connections, etc. They don't really need internet connection. However, I can ...
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Moving installation location on non rooted Android 5 Lollipop device

I have a Moto G (2nd generation) with Android 5.02 on it. Internal SD card is about 8Gb and I have an external SD card with 16Gb free space. Moving application to SDCARD from the application's menu ...
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Recover corrupted APP

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy S Advance I9070 It's rooted and updated to Android 4.1.2 Some APPs disappeared from my phone but if I go to Settings>Application Manager I can still see the folder. As an ...
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Can't find shortcuts for downloaded apps

I have a Galaxy Tab S. At first, I could download apps and the shortcut would appear on the screen. Now this has stopped happening. The app is there as I can find it using S Finder, and I can use the ...
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How can I get apps from the Amazon app store from an unsupported region?

Currently, the Amazon app store appears to be US-only. Similar to How do I use the US Android Market, I want to know: How can I use the US Amazon Appstore? Market Enabler doesn't seem to work, and ...
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In “Advanced Wi-Fi settings”, I told my device to turn Wi-Fi off during sleep, but it didn't seem to work. What else can I try? [closed]

Is there any android app which turns off completely the wifi radio, when the phone is locked AND the screen turns off. I have already tested some apps for this purpose and they solely rely on the ...
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How to keep an app running?

I have installed a talking clock app (named "Tell Me The Time") that say the current time every quarter hour. However I does not stay active and I have reopen it occasionally. At the same time, ...
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Is it possible to run Android applications on (normal) Linux?

Since Android is a forked Linux kernel plus software stack I am wondering whether there are any projects or ideas regarding creating a version of Android that can be added to a Linux system to allow a ...
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Is it possible to change the default backup time of WhatsApp messages?

The Default backup Time for Whatsapp is 4:00 AM Although we can manually backup at any time, how do we change the default backup time?
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Check if Cerberus is installed

I bought a used Nexus 4 on a popular auction site. I have completely reflashed the rom using Googles stock images. I want to check if any security mechanism are installed, e.g. Cerberus. Will that be ...
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android apps wont connect over school wifi

I have several apps that won't connect even though I connected to WiFi google chrome and browser work find it other apps that say can't connect to server or needs internet connection. When I'm at home ...
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auto generated two icons on homescreen lucky try and game [duplicate]

I have sony xperia l c2104 mobile in few days ago, they created unwanted shortcut in the homescreen. When I am Delete this shortcut they automatically displayed again.Help for deleting these ...
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How to have Android use one ext3fs partition instead of going rogue with virtual partitions for apps on the external sd card?

As this answer pointed out, moving apps to your external sd card decreases your overall system performance due to the tens or hundreds of partitions created for those apps. Now I wonder, is there any ...
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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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Is there a way to auto backup my phone files to my PC via wifi?

I am looking for a way to automatically transfer files in my phone to my PC (Win7) if my phone connects to my home wifi network. Thanks
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Can an app run code if you don't open it?

Can an app run code if you don't open it? As part of this question, the topic of an app downloading data without ever being explicitly opened by the user was mentioned briefly. It got me thinking: ...
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How to use two whatsapp accounts on one phone

I have a Samsung galaxy Duos and want to use my two whatsapp accounts at the same device. Is it for example possible to run dual two whatsapp client apps on one phone?
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Unrestore ColorNote

I accidentally press restore on the backup of colornote, is there possibly a way to 'unrestore' it? Because I don't have a backup of the note that has been overwritten when I pressed restore.