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How can I root my android phone using Framaroot 1.6.0 “Boromir Exploit” for andriod? [duplicate]

I don't know the steps in rooting my android phone and I'm scared if I will alter the system.
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Is there anyway to save my contacts and texts on a Samsung Galaxy Nexus with broken screen?

Broke my screen, and it's dead. I searched the forums, and I could not find an answer. I don't care about my media files, but my contacts are really important to me. I already ordered the new Nexus 5, ...
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phone makes sound when waving credit card near it

I have a Samsung galaxy s and the phone was in my pocket. I forgot that my credit card was also in the same pocket and just out of nowhere my phone played the notification sound so I pulled it out of ...
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Comprehensive list of Android apps that detect and don't work with rooted phones

I've been trying to determine if there is a comprehensive list of Android apps that have root detection built in and do not run if root is detected. Examples would be Good for Enterprise, Fox Digital ...
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Why can't I download apps on my android phone?

I have a Huawei ascend y300 4.1 android jelly bean .Every time I try downloading apps from google play it says "Couldn't install on USB storage or SD Card" I try deleting apps I don't use for memory ...
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App/shortcut to quickly change screen lock type?

Two scenarios: I'm at a "trusted" place, and don't want to enter unlock password/pattern all the time I'm at an "untrusted" place and want my phone to be password/pattern screen locked is there ...
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Bulk uninstall applications

I like to try out lots of apps. Often a site like Lifehacker or Droidlife will feature several that are similar in functionality and I will install them all in order to compare features. That leaves ...
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Autodownload apps that installed on another tablet?

Is there a solution without any extra app or software for the following: I have here an old Acer A510 Tablet with my account, also a new Xperia Z2 Tablet - I would like to force the play store on the ...
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My apps don't have access to my mobile internet

I have a very weird problem with my phone. I don't have mobile internet on any of my apps, but I can surf the internet with no problem when I am using my browser. I think it is good to mention that I ...
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Phone storage not mounted , after using USB storage shows “Application not installed”

Earlier when I used to connect my phone (A jelly bean 4.2.2) to my computer (OS: Ubuntu 12.04) both my memory card and phone storage gets mounted automatically, but recently only my memory card gets ...
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Where can find older versions of Apps?

Is is possible to download older versions of Android applications? Is there some kind of online archive for all versions of Android apps? Like how you can find older versions of some Windows app.
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Is there an app to use PNG for the FFC?

This is semi-related to a previous question and I have a new theory I want to test. I am looking for a camera app that will store it's images in PNG format (what screenshots are stored in) instead of ...
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Text messaging application disappeared

I have Samsung S Duos Ice cream Sand witch(4.1.2) loaded in it.I can't see my Text messaging app and also the icon in my phone for past two days.I am unable to get new messages also.I did not hide the ...
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How to buy an app for a friend?

I would like to buy a game (well several copies of it really) for some of my friends for Christmas. Is there any way to do this? Would I have to rely on the publisher, or is there some way to "gift" ...
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Smartphone App running on Tablet

We recently bought an Android Shopping App for Smartphones (supporting 2.2 to current version). Sadly, the app ist not available for tablets. Is it just a button in the IDE to create a tablet version ...
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Reason for process stopped unexpectedly?

What is the reason for the process stopped unexpectedly error? Is it based on that particular android app or the android os or a particular android device? Example: I installed smash hit on my ...
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Create a SMS Template

Here is the thing. I would like to send specific sms with specific pattern to specific number. Is there some application which allows me to create such a template. for example : I Woud like to write ...
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How to get specific contact's “+1” Play Store applications list?

I would like to get list of "+1" Play Store applications of specific contacts. Are there any ways to do this?
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App to sync with IMAP notes

I'm looking for a notes app that will sync with IMAP notes folder. On my Macbook pro, the notes app creates a folder on my webmail called Notes, and uses this as the location for any notes I create in ...
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Unknown error during application install “-24” [duplicate]

I did a factory reset and flashed a custom ROM recently. Afterwards I tried to restore some apps I had backed up with ROM toolbox pro. Some of the restores were successful, others not, without a ...
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WANTED: Download Archive of Old Google Apps (APKs) for G1 (1.6 Donut)

Are old APKs for Google Android apps available for download from some official or trusted source? I just reset my G1, and would like to reinstall some of the (older) Google apps that don't appear to ...
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samsung galaxy tab gt-p 1000 wifi icon trouble

My samsung galaxy tab gt-p 1000 is working fine. Previously the wifi icon on the top of the screen used to be a dot alongwith 4 semicircles of 60 degrees. Since last 3 days this icon has disappeared ...
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How to track links that certain app accesses?

I always get concerned about backing up data that is relatively large, for the sake of bandwidth, which is kind of expensive in my area, really expensive. For example, when I installed "Google ...
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Batch-moving all installed applications to home screens

Is it possible to batch-move all of my installed applications to the home screens (there will be many)? I would like to rearrange all of them and having them on the screens already would help. If ...
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How do I get rid of the N symbol on my lg optimus in the notificaton bar?

It just popped up and I'm not sure how to get rid of it or what it even means. I tried to unable it by using in instructions that was for a Sprint LG phone but it didn't work.
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Non native alarm clock app able to turn on the phone

The native alarm app of the phone (VIVO s7i, a Chinese brand) can turn the phone on to play the alarm. I'm looking for an alternative third-party alarm app. I have downloaded several apps, but they ...
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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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Toggle between 2 gmail calendars?

I would like to have 2 separate gmail calendars, one for work and one for personal. I have 2 different gmail accounts but I can only find how to sync them together instead of going back and forth ...
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Crop visible portion of image [closed]

I'm looking for an app (or a gallery application) which allows you to select a photo, zoom in/move the image and then simply save the part visible on the screen, without loosing the resolution. Most ...
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Why do apps on the Google Play Store have com. at the start?

When you get an app from the play store, the apps are always given in this format (For example): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.king.candycrushsaga I'm not interested in the main ...
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Can you fully remove Google system apps from Android including the Play Store updates?

Believe it or not, but I want to remove a few Google Apps which I have no use for and want to free up space, resources and mobile data usage by not having them on my phone at all. These include: ...
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Apps have disappeard

Yesterday morning when I woke up I turned on my smartphone and I saw that all my application have disappeared! When I entered in Setting menu, Applications management (my mobile phone is in spanish, ...
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LG G Pro E988 Youtube app crashes when I click a video

I bought a second hand LG G Pro E988 and the youtube app crashes each time I try opening a video. When I open the app it asks me to connect my gmail account to youtube and then when I click a video ...
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Icon Editor for Android platform

I was looking for an app that would let me create and edit icons on my Android device. It actually doesn't need to be able to open .ICO files or anything like that, but rather normal image files like ...
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Need to press power button three times to turn screen on using Screen Off and Lock

I'm using the Screen Off and Lock 1.7.1 application on Android 4.1.1. The phone model is Huawei G510-0010. After I turned off the screen using that application, I have to press the power button ...
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Is that only very few app really use mult cores power?

I google this question but there is almost no discussion. So only very few apps really use more than one core?
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I cant move apps to the sd on a motorola xt532

So, I used the first rom in the wiki http://forum.xda-developers.com/wiki/Motorola_XT532 I had 65MB free, then I run the update of the google apps and I ended up with only 12MB free.. I cannot move ...
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Application stuck in “Installing…” stage in Market

I'm having the problem mentioned in the title on my Samsung Galaxy S. I updated the app Dock Simulator and for some reason it got stuck while installing. Now it shows the scrolling green bar in the ...
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OCR price app for shopping?

I am wonder if there is an app that can do an OCR of price tags (the ones used inside supermarkets) and automatically do a sum of all the prices scanned? I am NOT talking about barcodes, but price ...
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Insufficent storage [duplicate]

I have 332 MB free internal storage on my phone but I can't update a 10 MB app because it shows the error mentioned in the title, why?
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Caller ID for forwarded calls

Let's say I have a fixed line phone, say 2xxxxxxx1. I have set this phone to forward all calls to my Moto G, say 9xxxxxxxx2. Now whenever I receive a call that was forwarded, I see two numbers in the ...
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My app list on a new phone

I would like to buy a new phone, and don't want to install my currently used apps one by one on it. Is there a way to automatically restore my apps on the new phone?
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What can you use on Windows to try out Android apps you find online?

What can you use to quickly try out apps you find online? The tool should Run on Windows Give you root access so you can run apps that require root access Have functionalities of a physical ...
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Applications restore or install from external sd card

I have Samsung Galaxy Duos Trans-S 7562. It had an problem with Wifi, so I sent the phone in for repairs. Before handing the phone over to store, I backed up the applications on the external Sd card. ...
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Forgot name of app that allowed system-wide customization

Much like ROM Toolbox, there was an application that allowed you to do system-wide customization. Anywhere from Theme Manager to Icon Manager, Ad-Block to Scripter and Root Browser. ROM Toolbox does ...
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Applications think that GPS is off while it is on

I have a Prestigio Multiphone 3400 with Android 4.2.2. The phone is new and not rooted. In Settings -> Personal -> Location Access, there are two checkboxes: Access to my location Wi-Fi & ...
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Software recognizing phone numbers in documents?

On an iphone I've seen a docx file with some phone numbers in it which you could call by just touching them. Is there any android software doing this? There is a question here which seemingly implies ...
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Why are some apps hidden and how to unhide them

For example on my galaxy Tab 7.7 plus sc_01e running ics , the phone app apk is installed but does not show up in my app drawer. It will actually show up if it is called by a widget but there is no ...
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How to make apps know that I actually have internet /make them not check for wifi etc when Im reverse tethering?

Ive researched the issue of some apps not connecting properly to internet and it is caused by the apps checking the state of wifi and other standard android internet connections instead of actually ...
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How to uninstall “not installed” apps

I just found out that some apps that I uninstall from my tablet are still listed in "all apps" section by my device, although marked as "not installed": Apps List (click image for larger variant) ...