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Is it possible to restrict access to raw user data in fine-grained manner?

Usually, to allow an app to read user's data we add some lines to the android manifest stating a specific permission for that app. However, android does not have any kind of control over the raw data ...
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Customized Sound from a Specific Person in Gmail

I retrieve gmail message in my android and if I retrieve email from a specfic person with the following address for instance "....@test.com" I would like to retrieve the message with another sound ...
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What resources are available to investigate the disappearance of an app from Google Play?

I used to use an app called "Image Privacy" to strip EXIF data from images on my phone. I noticed that it was not installed on my current Android phone and went to the Google Play app store to ...
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Can I run apps in a smaller resolution?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 (SM-T235) tablet running Android version 4.4.2. It is 7 inch, which is nice, but sometimes (for example, when walking) I would like to be able to hold my device in one ...
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Backup an app's complete data when phone is stuck in bootloop

My rooted Moto G is stuck in a bootloop. I want to backup a specific app. usb-debugging is enabled. I have access to bootloader and twrp recovery. I have tried wiping cache and dalvik cache and even ...
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Can't get rid of Uni launcher on my Android 5.1

I have tried to uninstall it (for me it is malicious software because I do not know when and how have I obtained it) through settings and reboot my phone but it keeps coming back and blocks my phone, ...
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Apps restart after popup oder fullscreen ad

I've got a Nexus 5 with the most actual, official Google OS running (6.0.1). I've seen the problem in two apps: Microsoft One Note wenn tapping "open Notebook" in the side-slide-menu, for half a ...
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LG G3 Resolution messed up - how to stop processes on startup?

I'm running CM 12.1 on an LG G3 (VS985) with TWRP recovery. I used an app called UI Tuner to change my resolution, thinking that it would revert back to normal after 15 seconds.. well it didn't. It ...
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Change system app permissions through ADB

I`m new in the Android world and have my first problem. I have try to change the default launcher on my android tv stick (mk808b Android 4.4.1). And now the problem. I have set the permissions with ...
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Markdown and email

Do you know of a way to add hyperlinks, use italics or bold faces, add mathematical formulæ and do all this kind of fancy stuff to write an email on an Android phone? I know there are apps such as ...
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How to change the Notebook background in S Note 4.1?

S Note was automatically updated to version 4.1 a few days ago. The GUI changed substantially and I am struggling to find the menu where to change the background image. In previous versions there was ...
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What does my Samsung Galaxy 5 consider an App?

After a recent phone update (which took too long due to "too many apps") I saw the total apps updated was over 700. I only have 69 apps on my phone. Why the discrepancy? What does my android phone ...
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Whatsapp Databases inside android device

Whatsapp is keeping some database files in internal memory, inside the folder /WhatsApp/Databases in the format "msgstore[date].db.crypt8". Will my chat history be gone if I delete those files? Are ...
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Change SM-G530H Memo App Limit of 1500 Characters (rooted phone)

I have Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G540H lollipop version 5.0.2, rooted... I have also Titanium Backup Pro and ES Root File Explorer... Stock Memo App has limit to characters per each unit, I think ...
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Clearing app settings related to file type

I'm trying to open a file written in R, with the extension .R. While I alternately used Turbo Editor and another application to edit .R and other text files, at some point, I set as the default app ...
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which apps are these!! we stay in brazil

I want to know the name of these apps .. i want to track my sister.. she doesnt let me touch her phone.. i just want to know the name of these apps.... i want to know the name of the apps.. the 3 ...
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Shortcuts disappear from home screen whenever wallpaper is changed, 4.1.1

I have a second hand HTC One S, given to me as a gift. Whenever I change the wallpaper, the apps and folders I have carefully added to my home screen disappear and I have to drag and drop them all ...
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How to hide winrar or other apk files in general?

I have stored some important files in my android phone in rar format. I've hidden these files in .nomedea folder. I've also enabled password for these files via win rar. The problem is for opening ...
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Force application use

Is there any application that forces the user to first run a specific application for a certain period of time, before allowing the user to run any other application? We want our child to run a math ...
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Installed app got replaced with the Andy Android icon and doesn't start

Backstory: I went to pick up my phone to play Clash of Clans. The icon was the Android. When I tapped on it, it said, "app not installed". I went to the app menu and it disappeared. What causes this ...
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How to export conversations from Bluestacks to an Android?

I used to have WhatsApp on Bluestacks but now I own a cellphone and want to restore my conversations and contacts from bluestacks to my phone. How could this be done? Is it possible!? When I try to ...
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Galaxy Grand 2 connection with computer

Problem with Galaxy Grand 2 connection with computer: When I connect my phone to computer it shows (Found New Hardware - Samsung Mobile MTP Device) and nothing else happen. This message stays the same ...
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Unknown App get installed Automatically

I have Android Kitkat 4.2.2 tablet. When I rooted it and used it for about 4-5 months I got no problem, one day automatically one app named "engrils" and such named 2-3 apps got installed as "system ...
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My IP address is wrong. How can I change it [closed]

I live in Iowa but my IP address is from another state. Why? I would like to change it to my area.
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How to move (ICSDroid) Calendars to the Phone section

This questions splits this question into smaller parts. Living without Google So first of all I would like to find out, how I can move the 2 ICSDroid calendars to the Phone section. I think with ...
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Is there any way to stream music (stand alone) from a wifi enabled smart watch running Android wear?

I recently purchased a sony smartwatch 3 and it has wifi built-in and is running android wear 5.1.1. One of the main reasons I bought a smartwatch was to listen to music while I'm at the gym which ...
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Searching for a way using ICS Calendar files from dropbox [closed]

So I currently use Thunderbird with Lightning and have imported several ICS files there on my Windows system (more details on how I did this here). This works great. But for Android there does not ...
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does LBE security work on android 4.3?

how do i make LBE work on and android 4.3 stock touchwiz rom? i have tried a few versions but they were in chinese. is there any working English version?
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blocking permissions in android apps

i want to block (not just block, but give false info- device ID, IMEI, sim serial, etc) to my apps and to achieve this, i use xposed framework with either donkeyguard or xprivacy modules. However, due ...
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Taking picturs of cats (app)

I am using the app Neko Atsume, but there is problems with the screen capture portion. When taking a picture using the app, all that shows is a black screen. I have tried fixing, including updating my ...
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Unfortunately WhatsApp has stopped.

So, yeah. The infamous error. I know several ways of "fix" this. But, Factory reset, erase cache, erase data has not work. When I'm trying to put my phone number for confirmation in the app, it ...
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Phoenix OS and gapps : strange behaviour on my nexus 10

I've just installed the latest version of Phonenix OS on my tablet Nexus 10. Since a little of space is left,I have installed the pico version,that I found here : ...
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Why apps move from SD card to phone memory after upgrade and how to avoid it?

After upgrade of any app - apps move back from SD Card to phone memory. After that, to save phone memory, I have to move upgraded app back to SD card. Is any possibility to avoid this because it is ...
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Why do I keep getting “not enough storage space”

I have an LG Stylo with a 32gb SD card, which is supported on my phone, and I have 29gb free. I try to move an app of any size and I am told there is not enough space. One or two apps move, but the ...
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How to a app to SD card?

I want to move a app to SD card from phone storage as I want some free space on phone. I tried going in app info, there is option for "move to phone storage"(not SD card)....Also when I tried that ...
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How to modify in android to set default Apps for ever?

I have Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime 4.4.4 rooted. Default behavior is when I open a file (PDF, DOCX, Video, etc) it asks me with what to open it with. I choose "always" every time. But once again it ...
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Android OS with VR in future [closed]

I've heard a rumor that Facebook has been working on VR and have successfully launched one product, Oculus Rift. Have any VR projects been released or announced for Android?
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Can't sideload some apps on some kernels (idlekernel, Cyanogenmod kernel)

I always wanted to use idlekernel but once I install it, the apps would disappear (also happened on Cyanogenmod kernel). Usually the apps that it doesn't want me to sideload are the ones that gets ...
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How to launch an app immediately after another app is closed using Tasker

I need help creating a Tasker profile that will open Aldiko Sync ONLY after I have ended the main Aldiko Premium app. So with this profile, Aldiko Sync automatically launches and does its thing ...
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Apps moved to SD-Card can not be launched

I use Nokia XL. I tried moving apps to my SD Card and they report, App not installed when I try to open them. I've restarted the phone but it didn't help. I've changed my launcher which also didn't ...
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Get around an app that won't work on rooted device

My bank's app has stopped working after an update. Trying to open the app gets the error "The device is rooted. For security reasons the application cannot be run from a rooted device". Then the app ...
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HTC One M8, Marshmallow: apps list not working (Playstore install error: 505)

HTC Recently pushed Android 6.0 to my HTC One M8. (NL) The update installed without any problems, but I'm now experiencing a few bugs. I can not access the APPS list, it gives me the 'please wait' ...
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How do I drag apps from one home page to another?

I upgraded from Galaxy Mega to Galaxy S6 Edge +. In Mega, I can drag one app from one home page to another without going through the ones in between. In S6E+, it seems that I have to go through each ...
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OnePlus One infected with malware/virus. Webpages redirect to tradexchange.com

My OnePlus One seems to have been infected with the tradexchange virus. My PC suffered from it, but I managed to remove using a variety of malware removal tools. However, now, my phone is affected, ...
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How to use an older version of an application?

I was using an application. Then the multiplayer mode stopped working, so I decided to reinstall it. After I uninstalled the app, I realised that an update had been made and my Android version is too ...
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'Database' like Psion 3?

In the olden days, the Psion had the ability to create your own little databases. I used these for anything from books by author to DIY projects. I can't find anything similar for android. There are ...
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Is it possible or not?

My question goes like this. As we know playstore has great no. of applications and we need to use many of them. but if we install many apps at a time phone becomes too slow. so we install apps only ...
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Player for audiobooks

I need solution for audio books. Specific of audio books is that usually they contains many files like: 3_01_01.mp3 3_01_02.mp3 3_01_03.mp3 ... 3_02_01.mp3 3_02_02.mp3 ... It is very difficult to ...
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Is it possible to update the backup android application file from playstore?

Is it possible to update android apk files saved on sdcard but are not installed. any application or any method if it is possible. Edit I just want upgrade the version of these files because in ...
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Stuck on “Switch_root” command trying to follow tutorial on “How to run Debian on Android” on my Samsung Galaxy Mini 2

I'm trying to install debian on my Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 (where previously I've installed android 4.4) using this tutorial as reference : http://whiteboard.ping.se/Android/Debian I need your help ...