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Can I use volume button as trigger in android games?

i've been thinking about this, is there an app that can configure the volume button as "controller button" or a trigger for example in xbox controller the "RT" is used as gun trigger on CoD like i ...
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Using the tablet for cell phone calls

My tablet is a SurfTab xiron 7.0 3G. It can take two sim-cards (dual sim-capable). I can receive voice calls over the bluetooth headphones. It does not seem to be able to alert by a ringer or flashing ...
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How to turn off multiple desktops on Android 4 (LG Optimus L9 P760)?

I would like to turn off multiple desktops that are on my Android 4 phone (LG Optimus L9 P760, if that matters). I can switch between them with touch, but I don't need that feature. And most of the ...
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Microphone in the Facebook Comments (App)

I only have noticed it today - and I'm not aware if this is a new feature. So, anyone else having this Mic in their Facebook comment section (in the Android app). I asked a few friends, and they don't ...
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Can anyone explain all these Developer Options?

I hope this is not a duplicate question. Explain these options briefly if anyone could explain - Force GPU rendering Disable non-rectangular clip ops Force 4X MSAA Disable HW overlays What are ...
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My android tablet is not working

My android tablet is displaying an error message 'Unfortunately, the process com.android.phone has stopped'. The message occurs so quickly that I am unable to touch any application.
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How could an app mess up native phone functions?

We have an Android phone, an LG E410f (if it matters). It seems that the magicJack app was causing certain native phone functions to stop working. The microphone wouldn't pick up anything, and the ...
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Is there a real “Gmail Tap” app?

Gmail Tap, one of Google's April fools, would give the phone a three-keys Morse keyboard. Is there a way to get this functionality for real, preferably for input to any fields?
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Program named -2068

I noticed in Data usage, under Wireless & Networks, an app named "-2068". Does anybody know what this is ? It does not come up when I run ps command from terminal, so the number it's not a PID. ...
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App/shortcut to quickly change screen lock type?

Two scenarios: I'm at a "trusted" place, and don't want to enter unlock password/pattern all the time I'm at an "untrusted" place and want my phone to be password/pattern screen locked is there ...
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Will deleted apps be restored when I reset factory data?

I need to reset my phone to get it back to what it was like when I first bought it. If I reset it to factory settings, will the apps I've deleted be restored as well? If not how do I find and restore ...
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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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Cant change phone account on contacts android 2.3.6

I have 2 email accounts, one on gmail a another one on hotmail. For the android i only use the gmail account for the obvious reasons of having the services centered. But I cant change the phone ...
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How can I keep apps from moving off the home screen?

I am using Samsung tablets for workers in the field. They only need to use one app but some users keep moving it off the home screen and then they can't find it. How can I keep apps on the home ...
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Can my Android phone be hacked without installing permissions?

After reading this article ( Kaspersky smartphone report ) this got me wondering. Obviously if I install a dodgy app through Play Store or directly from a website, that can be dangerous, however if I ...
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Securing a young child's tablet

My wife has decided to get the kids a set of android tablets for christmas. These are Coby Kyros 4GB wi-fi only models. The kids are ages 6-10 so I don’t particularly want to let them have free ...
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AdBlock makes TuneIn Radio crash

Device: galaxy S3 Rom:liquidsmooth 4.4.4 I recently upgraded to liquidsmooth kit kat and as usuall i reinstalled my fav apps.For some reason the app Adfree that i use seems to block tunein from ...
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internet connection sharing from windows

I wanna connect my android phone to computer and use its internet. How can I do that? I connect my Bluetooth adapter->add device->...->join a PAN->paired and connected, however because I use PPPOE ...
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Tesoar 7" Tablet loads to logo the blank screen, goes no further

I'm a noob to android and working from a Mac. I have a Tesoar 7" Tablet loads to logo the blank screen, goes no further, I got into it via ADB in command line on terminal, i tried restoring it but it ...
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Why can't some applications be moved to external storage? (what app features require this restriction) [duplicate]

This post asks for reasons why some applications cannot be moved to the external SD card even when the SD card is present. The poster was asking about why in Settings -> More -> Application ...
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Running android apps directly on ubuntu or gentoo

I wonder if is it possible to run android applications DIRECTLY on a Linux distribution like ubuntu or gentoo? I mean running the apps on linux without the help of virtualbox,simulators like ...
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vault hidden files on sd card can't view them or put them back on vault

Hey I had a lot of pics and vedios on my vault , what happened is I moved all the items to memory card thinking files in valut won't get moved. Now my vault is empty and all the files are on my sd ...
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Why do applications enforce read-write and read-only permissions for other apps to use it? [closed]

While reading a book on android it tells that "Applications might also enforce their own permissions by declaring them for other applications to use.The applications can declare any number of ...
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Where can I find my App Folder when connected to Computer?

I need to put a .bak file inside my Application Folder. I connected my Android Device to my computer via USB, but I cannot locate my App inside any of those folders! I have unistalled the app and ...
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Android facebook app bug?

I logged into Facebook on an Android tablet today with the advent of Facebook's app. And do as usual ... 1) Wrote the username and password. 2) Then I click "Logg inn" As you can see on the image ...
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Remove pre-installed configuration on Android phone

I have an Android phone which constantly tells me to install a specific app from Google Play. It's just a configuration which is pre-installed on my phone but I cannot figure out how to remove this ...
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List of purchased apps and app install/uninstall history log anywhere?

My device was damaged and since then I've had to order a hardware replacement. Given that all purchases and application installs/uninstalls via Google Play Store are carried out in connection with my ...
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How to 'force' update apps?

I am currently using Huawei's smart phone. The has KitKat installed and it is rooted. Huawei's app center shows that updates are available for a number of apps (not system) but the same apps ...
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Lock screen shortcuts Android Lollipop

I used to swipe to text and so on, without any external apps. Now, with this new "update" I can only access phone (swipe to the right) or camera (swipe to the left). Can one change these? BTW I'm on ...
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Emulating a factory reset [duplicate]

I would like to prevent a user from factory resetting their Android phone. How can i do this? Or better still, I would like the factory reset to not do a factory reset, but instead, just re-run the ...
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How to increase app storage in kitkat 4.4.2 without rooting?

Curently I am using Micromax canvas 2 colors a120 running stock Kitkal 4.4.2 . The main problem i am facing is lack of App storage even It has a internal memory of 8 GB and I have a SD card of 16 GB. ...
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Android Process Details

How can I get the details of a process like (memory usage , data transmitted etc..) in Android .I have read that we can access these details through /proc/uid_stat//” directory in Android but could ...
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Why can't I download apps on my android phone?

I have a Huawei ascend y300 4.1 android jelly bean .Every time I try downloading apps from google play it says "Couldn't install on USB storage or SD Card" I try deleting apps I don't use for memory ...
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When updating an app, is it newly installed or only part of it updated?

While updating an application, is the application newly installed, or only updated-part added to previous application? Is it possible to download only updated part of the application?
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What is Blackmart, and is it legitimate?

I have an HTC One X. I want to install the Blackmart app, but I'm a little wary about its implications. Can it safely be installed without it messing up root security? Is it a legitimate app source?
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apps download error [duplicate]

Whenever I try to download apps I receive error "error while Dowunloading-application name" there is insufficient space on the device. Please help me to overcome this and I have sufficient space on ...
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Error in Installation -24 [duplicate]

Im trying to reinstall some apps after ive factory reset my phone but when it wont complete the process cos this messages pops up saying Unknown error in installation '-24'. What does that even mean? ...
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system app not working

I have a widget to turn data connection on and off. Since I upgraded my Nexus 4 to Lollipop, I get the message "widgetsoid needs to be installed as a system app" So I rooted the phone, moved the apk ...
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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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Android doesnt detect a touch when locked up and freezes, overheats

My adnroid lg p895 is starting to act abnormally these past few weeks. I cleared the caches. Uninstalled some apps and Its still the same except that it runs a little faster again. When i locked my ...
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Whitelisting an application catalog/store

As the title says, does anyone know how to "whitelist" an application store ? Here are the reasons I want this : 1, Keeping the "unknown sources" flag always enable, is "dangerous". 2, Switching ...
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Is there an app that blocks certain search words on kindle fire?

I want to block certain words like "pornographic" on search engines like Yahoo, Google, Bing, etc without blocking my whole search engines. Is there anything on the kindle fire HD that can do that or ...
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Determine app that keeps turning on bluetooth

I recently got back from a holiday without internet, when I got back heaps of my apps updated and one of them now continuously turns my Bluetooth on. How can I determine which app it is? I have a ...
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How to stop Recycle Bin from deleting files by default in My Files?

I've installed Omega Droid, which comes with Recycle Bin as a system app - I cannot uninstall it. Normally it doesn't bother me, but when I browse my files in the My Files system app and click a file ...
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Why do some games stopped suddenly?

I just bought my phone last week, it's Andromax I3s (local phone with Haier as the vendor) with this specs: Memory 4 GB, MicroSD Up To 32 GB; Ram 1 GB; OS Android 4.3 ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.1 with NFC programming?

So I want to buy a high-end tablet from Samsung. But I have a more general question, then the specs. So the Tabs does not have a NFC chip inside it. But I am planning to buy an external NFC reader, ...
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What are the alternative Android app markets?

How many competing Android markets (other than Android Market itself) are there and are they any good? I know that there are at least two others: SlideME and AppBrain which I have looked at and seem ...
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Error “package not correctly signed correctly. uninstall the previous app” on new Micromax A108

When updating the built-in apps like Opera Mini, I'm getting the above error. I even tried downloading some apps like WhatsApp but those give me an error that the Google Play app is not updated and ...
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How can i run miniclip 8 ball pool app on Htc Wildfire S?

How can i run miniclip 8 ball pool ap on Htc Wildfire S? App is installing but nor opening? Is it a solution for it?
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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 ...