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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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Which system service apps could I disable to protect my privacy

I have a non-rooted Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with a Google account and would like to know what system, root and service apps I could disable. The purpose of this is, I want to stop or making it difficult ...
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Why does Play Store update twice in a row the same app to the same version?

Why does Play Store (formerly Android Market) mark for update twice in a row the same app to the same version? Here is a typical example of what happens. Yesterday I checked the My Apps section from ...
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How to transfer apps, contacts and settings between two identical phones?

I'm having trouble with my new Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant running 2.1. It constantly reboots and I'm going to return it for a replacement unit. How can I transfer all of my phone settings, contacts, ...
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How do you get clean Android OS on Galaxy S7 or LG v10?

What is the path (or paths) to get a modern android phone with a clean OS? Preferably something similar to what a Nexus provides.
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Where Android apps store data?

Could you list all possible directories where Android apps may store data, providing description what kind of data are stored in each directory?
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moving legacy app to new device

So I recently bought a new phone and there's this app I have on my old device that is not available in the play store anymore and that I should nonetheless like to move to my new device. I'm ...
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Voice recorder based on Google voice?

I have noticed that the built in Google Voice Recorder 4 audio transcribing and voice recorder that is used to send messages as attachments results in the recordings which are very clear and I did not ...
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Can the Samsung Galaxy S5 measure blood pressure through an app?

I already know it can do heart rate, but I'm asking for blood pressure. Can the Samsung Galaxy S5 on Android measure blood pressure through an app? If not, do I need a special hardware?
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Why I can't really move apps to SD card? [duplicate]

I have a Samsung Galax S4 whit 16Gb full of bloatware so I only really have 8Gb of space. I have added an SD card, but if I try to move an app to SD only a part will move. If, for example I want to ...
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What kind of app optimizations do newer Android versions do at the first reboot?

I received from my phone carrier, Vodafone IT, the official OTA Google update to Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4 on my Nexus S. When automatically rebooting for the first time after the update, the ...
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Access internal storage on rooted 4.2 phone [duplicate]

My Android phone keeps feeding the internal storage with logs (I guess) and I don't want to reset the phone every 2 months. Is there a way to display the internal memory consumption? I am looking for ...
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Apps download but do not install

I'm using a two-week old HTC Sensation. A number of times now, I've tried to download apps (this is happening on multiple apps, not just one) and although they download, they never install. I can see ...
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Connecting an android app with a google account not showing in the Connected apps & sites

I have installed IMDB app on android. From the IMDB app, use log in and choose a Google account. They request basic info. Check the Connected apps & sites ...
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Where are the captions stored for images that are sent or recieved in WhatsApp?

When sending images in WhatsApp, there is an option to add caption to it. This caption is visible on image, at the receiving end, but when this image is copied or forwarded, only image is sent? ...
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Get package name of an app given its displayed name using ADB commands

I'm trying to: Get the package names of all apps on my device (none of them are mine so sadly I can't get it from the Manifest) and put it into a file to save for a class project. I also want to get ...
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Get common name of an app given its package name

I'm interested in a way to go from the package name (e.g. com.android.providers.telephony) to its common name (Phone). I'd like to know if there's ADB/shell command (from the phone), or any ...
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Ability to monitor sound volume when headphones are used?

I am curious if there is a way to log sound volume when headphones are used to play music. I am doing a research project to quantify hearing loss resulting from listening to music on phones and need ...
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Verify if apps are fully compatible to the intended Android version upgrade

I am on 4.4.2 and am toying with idea of upgrading to Marshmallow, mainly to use doze feature I have 150+ apps and want to check how many of them are upgraded to work with Marshmallow, before ...
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How can I save a word document (from Word Android app) to Google drive?

There are options for OneDrive and Dropbox, but I can't save to my Google drive account, why?!
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How to enable usb debugging on android 6?

So I used to have this working on 5, after an update to Android 6 I'm unable to get USB debugging to work. Anyone else run into this? I've enabled USB debugging on the device. I've tried three ...
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How to run an .APK without installing it on the device with adb?

Is it possible to run a .apk on an Android device without installing the app? I can do something like this: adb install com.your.app and then: adb shell am start -n ...
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An existing package by the same name with a conflicting signature is already installed

I'm trying to update (Documents to go Main app) in my device. When I'm trying to install it an error comes out says an existing package by the same name with a conflicting signature is already ...
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Automatic app updating interrupts video

I have a Google Nexus 6P. Irritatingly enough, when apps are finished updating, whatever video I'm watching in whatever app is paused. Every time. And when you can't schedule app updates for when ...
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How can I prevent applications from running on startup? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I stop applications and services from running? I've installed some applications that I mostly like, except for the fact that they all decided they were too ...
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Move non-movable apps to SD Card on rooted phone

I have some big apps like Spotify on my phone which has not much empty space left on my internal storage. So I considered moving not only movable apps to sd card but others as well. I know that ...
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How many apps can be installed on an Android device?

How many apps can be installed on an Android device? Is there any limit in number? Or whether it depends on RAM/Storage ?
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Is it possible to run Android applications on (normal) Linux?

Since Android is a forked Linux kernel plus software stack I am wondering whether there are any projects or ideas regarding creating a version of Android that can be added to a Linux system to allow a ...
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Can I have two separate minecraft apps on my sole account?

I have my own device and my two kids have a tablet each linked to my Amazon account (kid profiles). They both want minecraft but want to have their own worlds, I.e. Not share. Can this be done?
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Closing a window within an activity using adb shell commands

I have been tinkering around with adb and attempting to control an application and close popup windows using adb shell commands. I trying to close an activity window that I can identify with the ...
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I don't want CamCard to sync to my contacts

This may sound funny, but I just want CamCard to store the contact information from the business card I scan with it. I don't want it to be added to my contacts or any account (like gmail). So ...
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Trebuchet search application by name

I use CyanogenMod 12.1 (Android 5.1.1) with the Trebuchet launcher. How can I search for an app by its name, if I don't want to have the Google search installed?
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How to restore Sony Xperia M when asking for password to decrypt storage?

My sister came up with her phone asking for password to decrypt storage and she said she didn't set any password. I can't put the phone on USB Debugging cause i don't have access to phone settings. I ...
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What is “Aging Test” App on Android Phone? [closed]

THere are list of software in my phone that I don't know what are they use, is they are safe to disable: Aging Test Basic Daydream Beauty Maker Caldav-Sync Carddav-Sync Gooe Mushroom FashionMakeup ...
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Google app displaying temperature in Fahrenheit

When I use widget for voice search and say 'weather' I get the results, but it is shown in Fahrenheit, even though,in settings it is chosen to show in Celsius. Any solution?
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How can I install an Epson iPrint App?

I have a 10.1 inch Android Tablet (4.4 Operating System). I want to install an Epson iPrint App so that I can use an Epson wireless printer. I keep being getting the message that there is insufficient ...
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Prevent USB data transfer (when phone is in use) and being charged

I would like to know how to protect my data when I use public battery charger in public places. I know that if I do not unlock my screen when charging, my data is safe, but what if I would like to ...
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How to do “Android Party Play” with “Real Racing 3”?

I'm big fan of Real Racing 3 - Android Apps on Google Play, after seeing following on my phone, I even went ahead and purchased ASUS Nexus Player. I'm a bit confused about ANDROID PARTY PLAY ...
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Is it possible to run Minecraft on an Android?

I was thinking in using some tools to convert the JAR into an APK. But will my Nexus One have enough memory? And what about the controls?
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How to play android games on PC?

I have Asphalt 6 on my HTC Desire S. That looks awesome on phone, now I want to play the game on PC. Is it possible at all? I mean is there any app which will let me play this game on my PC over wifi ...
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How does one install an emulator onto the Playstation phone (Sony Xperia Play)?

I got a Playstation phone (Sony Xperia Play) and would love to play old video games on it for free. I was hoping there was an emulator (maybe mame?) I could install on it. Is there some way I could do ...
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Why are Android games so much smaller than iPhone games?

I compared the size of some Android games with the size of iPhone games and I was quite surprised. For example Asphalt 6 is 6.1mb large on Android and 515mb on the iPhone according to the store ...
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Does Angry Birds and other games have Leaderboard on Android devices? [duplicate]

I went to a Best Buy store and tried Android tablets but didn't see any Leaderboard for Angry Birds Space edition -- is it because it is not logged in as a game user or does Android have a ...
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number of downloads

How we can find that how many times a specific app has been downloaded? for example, in this page I cannot see any information about that.
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How frequently are Android apps in Google Play updated?

I wish to know how frequently apps in Google Play are updated on average? For instance, statistics such as average number of apps updated per day or number of days in-between 2 successive updates of ...
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Does using various app stores in parallel cause any issues?

I am using a Android phone with Lollipop and found that apps can be installed from various app stores like Google Play, Amazon App Store or F-Droid. Are there any problems I can run into if apps are ...
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How to downgrade an app if it has been updated via Play Store?

I have an app installed on my phone, which I've installed from the Google Play Store. If I update the app and don't like the upgraded version, is there a way to undo the update and downgrade back to ...
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Modern Combat Sandstorm Texture problem on Acer Liquid Metal

The game works perfectly except many graphical glitches with textures (mainly those in the background). any hints? I have Acer Liquid Metal, official Froyo
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Are all Xperia Play Optimized games compatible with the Xperia Z/ZL's native DualShock 3 support?

The Xperia Play is a one-of-a-kind phone that supports a physical keyboard for mobile gaming. Many games on the Play Store have been optimized to take advantage of these inputs. Now, I've seen some ...
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Should be possible to copy saved data from chinese to english Plants vs Zombies 2? [duplicate]

I'm actually playing the Chinese version of Plants vs Zombies 2 because the English (or international?) version is not released yet. I don't have idea about Chinese and as you would guess, sometimes ...