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Is there an app to toggle proxy settings on non-rooted Android phones?

I am on a wifi network in China and occasionally wish to connect to an HTTP proxy I have set up on a shared computer to bypass the Great Firewall. As my computer isn't always on/with me, I wish to ...
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how can I re-link my apps to play store?

after installing custom rom and downloading most of my apps from pc and installing them offline, my play store account is peculiar, some apps I uninstalled weeks ago but i can still see on play store ...
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How to know if an keyboard/input related app is safe to use

I am Vietnamese and I cannot type my language on my Android phone i.e. Samsung Galaxy S4 So I look for apps that help me to input Vietnamese. My issue is that I'm affraid the apps will bug me and ...
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Play Store not installed error

I had the Play Store App on my Android running Jellybean. The icon still shows on my main screen, but I can't find it in my apps folder. When I tap the icon I get an App not installed error message. ...
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Need to “gift” an app purchased in google play by issuing a refund later. How many days can I wait to refund?

I know Google play still doesn't support gifting of apps but I need to provide one of my clients a free copy. They already purchased it. I am going to refund them later, after they are done using the ...
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How to recover apps from a factory reset?

I have some apps installed on my device and I want to perform a factory reset. Is there a simpler way to re-install my applications after the reset (with the least possible number of user ...
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Insufficient memory notification when downloading apps [duplicate]

Every time I try to download apps, it starts downloading and then it stops and shows a notification saying *"error downloading there is insufficient memory on your device but I've already deleted some ...
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What happens to Crash Reports sent to Google?

Many Android applications have bugs. These include app crashing, screen flickers or failing to start altogether. The app crashes present the well-known Unfortunately, **AppName** has stopped screen. ...
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How to migrate applications to other user account without downloading the applications again?

I created a new user in Nexus 7 but it doesn't have any applications already installed in primary user. I don't want to move/share any app data like scores/progress. I want the apps/games to appear as ...
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How to use one Android phone as a handsfree device to another (via WI-FI)?

I have an extra Android device (a mobile phone, Samsung Galaxy Y Duos, S6102B, Android 2.3.6 - rooted), that I call D1 here, and would like to use it as my "car brain", like a low-cost multimedia ...
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How to use one Android phone as a handsfree device to another (via Bluetooth)? [duplicate]

I have an extra Android device (a mobile phone, Samsung Galaxy Y Duos, S6102B, Android 2.3.6 - rooted), that I call D1 here, and would like to use it as my "car brain", like a low-cost multimedia ...
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Why can apps access the whole SD card?

Is there a technical reason for why apps that only need their own data are not limited to one folder? I do realise that some apps use other apps' data, but I'd be much more likely to install an app ...
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Samsung galaxy s3 update installs strange applications

today i updated software to latest, it took around 148 mb to update and when finished, i started getting 4 new apps apps are as below, mytaxi app kaufDA app pizza.de app Bild app wondering why ...
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How do i send a group messages to iphone users [duplicate]

I keep trying to send group messaging to iphone users and they do not receive them.
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How to crop an image in Instagram (v6.4.4)

I know it sounds silly but I spent half an hour trying to find how to crop an image taken by built-in Instagram facilities and then how to crop it right after that. Surprisingly there is only a tool ...
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Where do I get Owncloud App-PIN

I used to use the Android Owncloud App. Since some time I cannot start it, because it asks for an "App-Pin". I never decided to choose a PIN. What is this PIN, where do I find information about it ...
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Unable to play Snapchat videos

I have a samsung galaxy ace and I am unable to view most videos on snapchat that people send to me. I and have tried to rectify the problem by downloading mx player and vlc player and updating to ...
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Android 4.2.1 - Operating System Storage is occupying too much space

Dunno if this is a proper question to ask here, my problem is about the storage of my android on the internal memory. I have 16gigs of sd card, 16 gigs internal storage as well, but I am seeing this ...
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Tasker - Advance Settings - Export App Package Name?

I've deactivated beginner mode on tasker and noticed now when I try exporting a task as an application it requires a Package name, I've tried following their instructions and have been unsuccessful, I ...
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Install application in sd card by default using Linux

I've seen plenty of tutorials related to installing applications directly to the sd card instead of using internal memory but none relate to using linux as a method to tweak the system and I'm not ...
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How can I run multiple copies of the same app?

On iPhone it's very easy to clone an app (running multiple copies of the app on the same device); e.g.: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4f_aLSRnQ8 Is it possible to do this on Android?
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Downloading and installing an application in the system/app on a un-rooted device

Is it possible to install an application in the system/app directory on a un-rooted device? Right now I can do it on a rooted device, so I was wondering what I have to do to if the device is not ...
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Set ringtone to start from a specific point

I recently got my Nexus 5 and I would like to know if there is any way that I can set a ringtone to start from a specific point from a track that I have on my phone. There is any app that can help me ...
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DLNA server that handle subtitles [closed]

Is there any DLNA server which is able to serve subtitles for smart tv (LG 42LA620s - model 2013). I have tried Pixel Media Server and few others with no success, while PLEX on Windows is working ...
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Downloading game memoryp roblem [closed]

So I went to download a large game (1GB). It started downloading, and at 96% it stopped and said I don't have enough memory. I wont try to download it again, but that 96% that I downloaded is still ...
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Android App - Same phone - Different versions on App Store

I'm using an Android application called 'Out of Milk'. I have it installed on two identical phones (hardware and software). However on one phone it is version 4.2.2 and on the other phone it is ...
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Facebook app nagging about syncing. Can it be disabled?

While only a minor issue, it is annoying. I've had a look at the settings for the facebook app, but even after disabling anything that did seem relevant to this message popping up, it still keeps ...
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How to install extensions on Android's stock browser?

I have JellyTime (R30 - https://code.google.com/p/jellytime/) installed on my HTC Desire HD phone which is running a variance of Jelly Bean 4.1.2. Is it possible to add some extensions/features to ...
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what is uses-permission “android.permission.INTERNET”? [duplicate]

I read something about uses-permission in android application , but I don't know what is "android.permission.INTERNET" , or why we need this.
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Anything else works besides safestrap to install ROMs on n900a (at&t) Note 3?

Question is pretty self explanatory. Is there any other method available to bypass bootloader and install ROMs like other models? Is at&t bootloader still under lock and key?
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How to sync my iCloud email acct using the stock email app?

I am using cyanogenmod11 on both my phone and tablet which comes with AOSP email app. I've also tried the latest stock email app that Google released recently on the playstore. No matter what I do, I ...
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Getting files using adb shell

I have a rooted Galaxy S4 device which runs Android 4.4.2 & I'm trying to get the files of an application using adb shell, when I navigate to where my directory is and get the root access in shell ...
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i have 500mb available but can't install 2mb app! [duplicate]

i have 500mb available but can't install 2mb app!!! it's so frustrating i tried uninstalling apps, clearing cache, deleting files ... nothing works. Please help.
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Network security in Android

My question is quite simple. I've been digging around in the subject for quite a while now, but I can't really get a hang of how it works. Scenario: I use Facebook on my phone to chat with some ...
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How can I get the Unknown Sources option on my Dell Streak?

I want to install one application which is not in the Market. I know that if I want to do that I should switch on the "Unknown sources" option, but I don't have "Unknown sources" on my Dell Streak. ...
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Is it possible to transfer one app from my old phone to my new if my phone is not rooted?

I have recently purchased a Galaxy S5. I would like to root it, but so far, it seems that the "Towelroot" approach does not work on my model (purchased in Japan from Docomo), and other options are at ...
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Check application install

I want to write a simple program (java) run on desktop to first check some application is already installed in the device and if not install it. For installation part I may be use to adb install ...
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Introspy usage in Android

i am trying to use Introspy tool in android device but the trace file (introspy.db) is not being created tool is present at https://github.com/iSECPartners/Introspy-Android Kindly any help if ...
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Package Name Info for Android Apps

Hi I would like to know if there exists a website where in once you enter the name of the android app gives you all the related info of that particular app. I am especially interested in the Package ...
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Can i read the RAM and CPU usage of other applications-Android

I want to know whether is it possible to monitor the CPU, RAM, Network and Battery usage of each and every application installed in my device through my application dynamically? Does Android's ...
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After adding icon to home screen, the icon in the apps screen remains

I have put a few applications in a folder on the home screen, but their icons are still displayed on one of the apps screens. How can I remove those still on the apps screen?
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Why do I see adverts after closing WhatsApp?

Every time I close WhatsApp I get some sort of an advertisement. According to their site they don't advertise, but I see adverts like this after closing the app: Click image for larger version I ...
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Any solution for sharing text with friend but prevent copy?

Is there any App / solution can suffice the follow needs ? I want to share some text with friends (not public). I don't want them be able to copy the text in anyway. able view the text offline. ...
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Google Nexus 7: I can't manage my device administrators

Can someone please help me? I've installed the McAfee protection on my tablet and later changed it to Kaspersky. When trying to deactivate McAfee as device administrator it didn't work. Therefore now ...
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i have some files encrypted in gallery vault application

I have some files encrypted in gallery vault but my phone's software crashed and had to be reinstalled. how can I restore my data from that app? I do have my SD card but it is not showing my ...
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Install apps on Android Phone automatically when installed in BlueStacks

I am developing an Android application, and I have to constantly mail the apk to myself to download to phone. I also use Bluestacks app player for testing. But also verify app in my own phone. Is ...
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Need a file explorer that supports root as well as showing the folder size

There seems to be a serious dearth of quality apps on Android. I'm having memory issues in my Xperia L phone and I'm trying to determine the root cause. (No it's not the Album memory leak issue - I've ...
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Galaxy Note GT-N7000 won't connect to Google apps on Wi-Fi

My Samsung Galaxy Note says it's connected to my Wi-Fi at home, and I can get onto some websites. Google Mail, Google Search and Google Maps are not connected, but all will work if I switch Wi-Fi ...
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replace app it was removed by mistek

When I was going to factory setting for reset my mobile system after setting my previous aap is not present in my mobile. So now what I do for recover it.
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Game Error after moving to another country

I've recently moved to Switzerland and now after the move I can't play Clash of Clans, Fun Run or any other online game with internet requirements. I can open the application but it doesn't ...