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Updates reinstalled bundled apps I have uninstalled

I've recently purchased a Samsung S3 Mini, and as I do with all my new devices, I go through and uninstall applications that I know I will never use. Twice now since I've owned the device, there have ...
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Free Wifi from businesses: I'm connected, but I can't surf the Net - can't open their intro page

Some businesses like coffee shops have free wifi and I don't have to type in a password. And my Android device can connect rather quickly. But some businesses have a signup/intro page that must open ...
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What app is activating all of my apps in turn?

Something on my phone is repeatedly cycling through all (or most) applications. Several times a day, it activates an app for a couple seconds, then moves on to the next app. It will continue doing ...
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Give fake permission details to apps on Xperia X10i

Because of the recent update to Google play stores permissions, I wish that as apps can access very personal information, I want to deny permissions to the apps, but as I have heard that this might ...
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How can I install MySQL on my Android device(s)?

There are good and bad choices available for the design of my system and MySQL seems to be the best available. I need it to run client/server and support stored procedures & triggers and a host ...
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How WhatsApp send audio files or video clips instantly? [closed]

When I try to forward any video clips that I downloaded to my phone from any other contact it sends immediately (ie without any uploading) . Also attaching some mp3 files are also sent instantly ...
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1answer
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Proprietary software distributed along with Linux kernel

What is the licensing rationale behind distributing proprietary (copyrighted) software within a common smartphone's Android system? I mean software like device drivers (camera, GSM modules etc.) or ...
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Force Android to display in grayscale

Is there a way to force all of Android to display in monochrome(also known as grayscale)? I'm working with a someone who has ADHD (and I am mildly ADHD myself). The colors are too much for him/her to ...
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Android OS installation to tablet

I have a tablet X touch, But its operating system has been damaged. Now I want to install fresh one to it. How can it be done? Someone help please? Thanks in advance.
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Is there any widget for iframing a link/url and make it viewable on homescreen in full or resizable area? [closed]

Is there any widget for iframing a link/url and make it view able on home screen in full or re sizable area?
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1answer
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Want to restrict my wifi modem though andriod phone [closed]

I have a WiFi modem and i want control it using Android phone. If any system or phone wants to access the WiFi modem the corresponding machine IP address has to be entered in my phone and has to get ...
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0answers
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Game app's restarting themselves between levels

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 phone with the 4.4.2 version of android. The issue is that games tend to restart themselves between levels, games like angry birds, "blocks" (a tetris-like game) and other, ...
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Unable to receive msgs even when im online on Galaxy S3

When I'm online and have not manually signed out of Skype or force closed it, I cannot get messages sent by contacts online to my account. Sometimes there is a delay in message delivery and sometimes ...
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What App has an icon of a square with an 'ib' in the middle?

Was wonder if anyone knew what app has a notification icon that looks like a square with an 'ib' in the middle of it.
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downloading apps which are not available for particular region [duplicate]

want to download some apps which are not available for my region,kindly suggest how to achieve this. Some are suggesting to change the region in phone i can do it over wi-fi or using cellular ...
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Open links in standalone dedicated application

Im not sure how to word the question exactly but I will try and describe what I mean. If im on a website, email or any app and there is a link that can be opened in a certain app, For example, ...
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1answer
387 views

Auto-sync killing battery all of a sudden on S3?

I have had my S3 for a good long while, ever since they were new with Verizon. Almost immediately, I bought an extended battery and all was good. In the last week or so, the battery has begun ...
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2answers
877 views

Change desktop icon of an app (.apk file)

I have an app that I like very much, I use it everyday, but I dislike its desktop icon. How can I change the desktop icon of this app ? Should I do it directly by opening the .apk file (with which ...
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“Not enough free space” [duplicate]

So I won a Sony Xperia M and I bought a 2gb sd card for it, I just put it in the phone and would like to download a 1,34 gb app. Then it says there is not enoug memory. How can i fix this? Sorry for ...
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App not installed error while sideloading and Install failed UID changed via adb [Not rooted]

I am having hard time getting an app installed since none sideloading nor adb install work...since I dont have root i cant delete the app's data folder from the data/data folder.. seems delete that ...
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Distribution of android API use [duplicate]

Is there any easy way to figure out how many android users use what type of API? I know 95% of users use API 8-18, but I'm trying to figure out what percentage of users use API 16-18 so that way I ...
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Galaxy S4: “Application cannot be installed in the default install location”

I had uninstalled some of my apps but now I can't install them again. Play Store gives me "Application cannot be installed in the default install location" error when the download is complete. I ...
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play store keep install games app into my phone

I'm using a samsung galaxy note 1, i'm having problem that everytime when i connect to my wifi or internet, it auto download some games into my phone from google play store..and all the downloaded app ...
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possibility of adding gtalk contacts to my whatsapp

Could I bring my gtalk contacts to link to my Whatsapp? (in other words Sync the two?) I don't want to run two seperate apps and wondering if there was a possibility to add these together? I will ...
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GOOGLE PLAY - APPS show as installed, but device grayed out?

SO, my DROID 4 went into the drink yesterday - I am in the process of getting a new DROID - while preparing to learn how to reload my GOOGLE APPS - I went to the PLAYSTORE and noticed that while ...
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Kindle screen suddenly became very dim on LG tablet running 4.2.2 Can't increase brightness

How can I increase brightness of Kindle screen on my LG tablet running 4.2.2? Screen suddenly became very dim. Thanks.
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How to sync between PC and android by WiFi File Explorer PRO?

I bought the app because it says "In this PRO version, you can also upload, sync, delete, copy, and zip or unzip all the files on your Android phone and computer" I can download, upload, but I don't ...
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2answers
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What are the advantages of Android apps being single threaded?

I read a statement on http://developer.android.com that said: When an application is launched, the system creates a thread of execution for the application, called "main." This thread is very ...
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Make a calll to genymotion emulator [duplicate]

I want to test an interrupt part in genymotion emulator. Even if I am very hppy with genymotion emulators, still I am unable to trigger an incoming call to the emulator. Can you please help me with a ...
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apps downloading to old phone instead of new phone!

Help! I've just bought a new phone and I've viewed my apps on Google Play but when I try to install they say they have already been installed and opens a drop down box with my old phone name. There ...
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2answers
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Heartbleed check for Android App

How I can check whether a particular android app is vulnerable to heartbleed or not? I don't want to use any third party app. I have seen ...
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0answers
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Use And android Phone as a PC Headset [duplicate]

Is there an app which can make an Android phone into an headset in WiFi. Like use the mic of the phone to speak on Skype, and use the Speaker Phone on skype too. I know it sound silly (why not use ...
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2answers
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How does my phone start installing apps so quickly when initiated from the play on-line store?

When I go to the Google Play on-line store and install an app, how does my phone know to install it? Is it using push notifications? Quite often it happens within a few seconds so presumably it can't ...
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The podcast apps on my Samsung Galaxy S3 stop playing halfway

I have some podcast apps I listen to while I'm driving. They play for sometime then shut off. I turn the phone back on then the apps are at the beginning and not where I left off. Is there any way to ...
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1answer
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How to connect to multiple hosts through SSH, with the “same ip”, with “Better Terminal Emulator Pro”?

I'm trying to set up SSH connections to my home network. The application I'm using is Better Terminal Emulator Pro. But it only allows me to connect to one host with the same IP address(the external ...
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3answers
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Force Calendar App to stay on current day and switch dates when the day is over

I'm using a calendar application at work to display the Conference Room status. It works just fine on the "today" view but it will not switch days. So if today is the 30th, tomorrow the tablet will ...
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How can I block all incoming connections to my phone?

Ok, so maybe I'm just a lil paranoid lately, but I'm trying to block any - and ALL - connections to my phone. PERIOD. I have the paid version of Android Firewall. If I select Black list from the drop ...
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Multitasking solutions to (not-rooted) Android OS and Apps out there?

For here i mean multitasking visually, which means the ability to see more than one Apps at a time. Other than Samsung's Multi Window, Popup Play (or by the Stick It! app), Pen Window, or the LG's ...
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Way to send all sounds that come through microphone to earbuds

Is there a way or an app to send the ambient noise picked up by the microphone on a Galaxy S4 to the headphones while using another app (say spotify) is being used? Use Case: I have some noise ...
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Application reloads from the launch activity when icon clicked in some devices?

Our application relaunches from the launch activity on some devices when the icon is clicked in the launcher, while on others it resumes its current state when clicked in launcher. The application ...
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Cannot download app from Google Play Store [duplicate]

I'm trying to install, on my Galaxy Tab GT-P3100 (with Android 4.0.3), an app which requires Android 2.2 or superior - as in the page's app on Google Play Store (webpage). However when I try to ...
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unknown error code during skype application install [duplicate]

When I tried to install Skype in my phone, I encountered some error. It says Unknown error code during install: "-24". I tried to reinstall it many times, but still the same. How can I solve this?
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Run any user apps in safemode?

Some Background My Note 2 has strange slow down after hours of use. After hours of usage system_server and maybe kworker use a lot of CPU, mostly during apps open and switch, it lags badly. I also ...
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App to send group MMS without reply all

I am looking for an app that can send a text to multiple recipients without them being able to respond back to all the other recipients. And also not see who else received the message. Similar to ...
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Turn on messanger from contacts view

In android we have some application for keeping our contacts. I tried both default one, and Contacts+, both without luck. If I choose one of the contacts, I have telephone number (I can call), I have ...
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Though auto sync is turned off, Andorid 4.1.2 still auto syncs photos in Gallery

WIFI is turned off on my mobile. A. I had turned off auto sync feature as follows: Apps > Settings > Accounts & sync > Google > Auto sync is turned off for my email Apps > Settings > Accounts ...
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Scheduled notification with input

I want my phone to do two things: Send me a notification on a schedule. Accept textual input, time stamp it, and store it somewhere. Ideally this would be the workflow: I receive a notification. ...
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IRC clients with PASS support

I've been developing an IRC server which makes use of the PASS command, like this: PASS mypassword NICK mynick USER (...) However, I couldn't find any IRC client app with support with the PASS ...
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Vignette stops when screen switched off

I like to shoot every x seconds a foto with my samsung galaxy s5. I am using the vignette app for this. It works well, but when I like to save energy and switch off the screen (Hardware button), then ...
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1answer
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How do you restore app from trash?

Accidently dragged an app into the "trash". How do I restore it to home screen? Do not know how to retrieve the app from trash.