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Disable all software installation

Is there a way to block (by a password/PIN code or what else) all kinds of software installation on an Android tablet/smart phone? I understand it is possible to block by a PIN code Market app ...
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Android App for StackExchange [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any app for Stack Exchange? Is there an android app for StackExchange sites and if not is there one in development?
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How to transfer apps, contacts and settings between two identical phones?

OS: 2.1 Phone: Samsung Vibrant (Galaxy S) I'm having trouble with my new Samsung Vibrant (it constantly reboots) and I'm going to return it for a replacement unit. How can I transfer all of my phone ...
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Do Android Default apps (phone, browser,…) support NFC?

Is there any default support on Android basic apps (phone, browser, contacts...) for NFC? Because if I want to develop for NFC, the user will need to install my NFC app. But for simple tasks that use ...
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Can I convert a system app to a user app, uninstall it, or move it to my SD card?

Is it possible to convert a system app to a user app and then uninstall it or move it to SD? I'm thinking about not critical apps, such as Astro filemanager (I use Root Explorer), Google maps, Google ...
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How do I view and manage the list of Intents that launch what apps in my phone? How do I unregister these apps?

During the day I notice that many of my installed apps run themselves automatically. For example, FB all of a sudden asks my GPS data or reads my contact list, without me launching the FB app. FB ...
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What system app stores the cellular network settings?

Before installing a new ROM, I backed up all data from my system apps using Titanium. I installed the new ROM, and also put in a new SIM card from a different network (so it was in on first boot-up ...
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How do I install an apk as a system application?

I'm trying to install an application in the system/app folder of a device. It needs to be done since I'm writing a QAT program and the tests need to run with a few privileges not available to third ...
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What to do with 'duplicate' apps? (ie. HTC version and 'vanilla' version)

I was going through my app list today when I saw: Facebook Facebook for HTC Sense similarly, there are other "duplicate" apps like Peep & Twitter, Mail & Gmail, Calendar (red) ...
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Is it possible to install the Nexus One Calendar app on the Samsung Galaxy S Captivate?

I've been using the Galaxy S for a little while now, first on the stock 2.1, and then on stock 2.2. I'm mostly happy with this phone, but one of the things that I don't like is the Calendar app that ...
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All non stock apps are crashing

Suddely without any previous event my application has started crashing. Only stock applications work? Cleared cache of some of them but nothing happened. Do you have any ideas, or I will have to make ...
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Camera app that records EXIF

Is there a camera app that records EXIF information? In particular, I would need the following: GPSLatitude GPSLongitude GPSImgDirection SubjectDistance I've checked that all these fields can be ...
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Android: Listing all activities

I have an Android phone which is not rooted. Is there any way I can obtain/export a list of all installed packages with their available activities? ADWLauncher has an activity picker in its custom ...
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Note taking app that syncs with the cloud and lets me create a shortcut to a specific saved note?

I'm looking for note taking app that does the following: Syncs with a cloud based account (like simplenote) Keeps a local version of each note (I dont want to have to wait for it to download each ...
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Is it possible to use an AT&T phone for android development without rooting?

This question seems to say that it's necessary to root an at&t phone (like the samsung captivate) in order to install apps from unofficial sources. My question is a bit more focused: if I'm ...
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Why am I unable to install some apps?

I own an HTC Salsa with Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread). The problem is that I can't download apps like Subway Surfers, Temple Run, Candy Crush, etc. The market reports, "your device is incompatible". ...
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How can I group apps together in the menu view?

The menu view of the phone lists all of the apps I've installed. All of them. The phone came pre-installed with 2.5 pages of apps, and I'm up to 5. I've had the phone for 3 weeks... Is there any ...
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Application connection errors after phone reset

My phone was reset, now Wordfeud gives constant connections errors. Do I have to reset something for Wordfeud to work?
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If I download and install a non-market application and then proceed remove it, does it mitigate any security issues?

If I downloaded a non-market application and installed it and discovered it may be malicious, does removing it from the list of applications completely discard it and help mitigate any security ...
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What changed between versions of the Amazon Appstore?

The original version of the Amazon Appstore was v1.07002, and it appears to still be working fine, so the upgrade to the new version (v1.07003) is apparently not mandatory (unsuprising, given the tiny ...
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Help Uninstalling Stubborn Application

I have the original Motorola Droid. I recently installed Lotus Notes Traveler on it (we use Lotus Notes at work). The application is giving some issues, so I was going to uninstall it and re-install ...
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Suddenly can't find several apps in Market

So I've been using several apps for a while now, and all of the sudden, I can't seem to find them in the Market anymore. If I look on the "My downloads" page in the Market, it does show as installed, ...
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Looking for an ePub reader that works without an SD card

I'm looking for a ePub reader to read a collection of .epub files I have but so far each one I've tried has had problems because I don't have an SD card in my phone or I haven't been able to figured ...
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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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How can I check if installed apps are latest versions?

I used to have an app on my Desire HD that I think was called Something Dog. When launched, it would list all the installed apps and whether they were the latest versions. My Desire HD crashed a ...
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Do apps that claim to increase SD card performance really work? Strain on card?

I was recommended an app today that supposedly increases the r/w cache on the SD card. By default it's set to 128kb. I'd imagine this works in a similar fashion to a BufferedReader (in java). My ...
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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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How to uninstall apps such as Crayon Physics? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I uninstall applications that are locked by phone vendor? I have several apps like Crayon Physics that don't show up in the list of installed apps in the market. ...
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How do I prevent applications from restoring after a factory reset?

I have a lot of apps I don't really use, and my phone has been misbehaving as of late. I'm thinking about just doing a factory reset, but the last time I did one, it restored all my applications, I ...
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Install Android APK as Mac OS X app

Is there a tool to package a particular emulator/SD configuration + APK as a Mac OS X application so that it can be distributed and run with a simple double-click? Something like Fluid for web apps... ...
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When is a free app removed from your google account?

I install a free app from android market, then I uninstall it. Then I still see it linked to my google account. But after some time, the app is no more linked to my account. Other apps instead are ...
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Open source tasks app that syncs automatically with Google Tasks? [closed]

Now that there is an API for Google Tasks (tasks in Calendar), do you know a tasks app with the following features? Automatic sync with Google Tasks Open Source Works offline too. Minimalist (same ...
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different way of securing applications

In my phone instead of unlocking screen by providing "symbol", I'd like the phone to unlock to most of my applications without the "symbol". But for selected important applications (eg. gmail) I'd ...
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Unknown not removable apps

I have two apps: informacje and Czasoumilacz which I cant remove through Settings > Applications > Manage Applications. What's that and how do I handle the problem?
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How can I change root grants for app

I'v just temporary root my phone. And here is the question: how can I change app grants for root access, if I already press allow, with "remember" checked? And also I want to know is this ...
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Which application are you using to track and manage your GPS tracks? [closed]

As already mentioned in other questions, I'm using GPSTrackerLite or MyTrack to track my tours. This tours are for example hiking, snowshoeing or biking/cycling. However both of them have their ...
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Simplenote clients

I recently started using Simplenote. I want to be able to take and read my notes while on the go. There is a native iOS app, but not for Android. Are there third-party apps that will sync with ...
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App site with reliable ratings + comments?

While Android Enthusiasts is nice, it's still a very small site. I need to find some applications for Android smartphones, and was wondering where people went for ratings + reliable comments from ...
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How can I arrange the applications on each page of my app drawer?

I have recently bought a Samsung ACE S5830 smartphone and downloaded several applications like astrology, live wallpapers, games, and some daily usage applications. When I open my application drawer, ...
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What happens when Google removes a purchased app from Market?

Google removes malicious and copyright-smasher apps from Market. And, I think paid apps are equally treated in this case. Fortunately, Google hasn't removed any app purchased by me, yet. So, I don't ...
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Tethering android devices together

I am very low-tech, but I have a very smart phone! an android 2.2.1 I have recently discovered a wonderful application called tether, or tethering where you connect your phone & lap top or pc w/ ...
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How can I graph or chart date related values ( each date having one value )

NEW QUESTION I wish to enter dates with corresponding values, and have these values charted in a line or block graph. If the chart and values could be exported, that would be nice. UPDATE Since ...
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How to mod android rom so none can ever install an app in it?

I already know how to modify an android ROM by modifying files, remove and add it into ROM. But I don't have knowledge to building/compiling a ROM. I want to lock the OS so none can ever install new ...
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Can I clear out broken/uninstalled apps that still show up in the app list?

I had some apps stored on my SD card that I have since wiped. The apps still show up in my app list in Settings->Manage applications. How do I refresh this list? Rebooting the phone doesn't help, and ...
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Where can I download a specific version of an app? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can find older versions of Apps? I require certain versions of apps like facebook, twitter and Temple Run in order to perform research. I have already looked at ...
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Who can see how many people have uninstalled an app?

A few months ago I installed a free comic viewer app from a local publisher because I always have bought the comics on paper anyway so it seemed a logical way to do. This publisher is boasting about ...
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Is there a QR code reader with instant sync to PC?

QR codes are a great idea, but often I find that I would be better off reading the content on my PC instead of my phone. What I really would want is an app that would read a QR code and instantly send ...
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Why have some of my apps started coming up as tiny shrunken windows

Sometime in the last week a few of the apps installed on my Galaxy Nexus are coming up as tiny shrunken windows that are completely unusable. Here's an example: Very boring picture, the point being ...
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Podcast app with Google Reader integration (Google Listen alternative)

I'm looking for a podcast app that would have the same features as Google Listen without the buggyness... From what I've seen, most apps that feature "Google Reader integration" only offer importing, ...
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Can you somewhere on you phone view a list of all applications and who made them?

In another question I was asked which Calendar application I was running on my Android 2.2 Samsung Galaxy S phone. I found the Applications - Manage applications setting, but that shows only the ...