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HTC 816g octacore got stuck in the no command screen

Yesterday an update came to my mobile. I updated and was installing the update an then an error occured. After that i restarted my mobile and from then on a no command screen is coming. My mobile is ...
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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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Can a Factory Reset fix Malware Problem?

This recent story appeared on Slashdot regarding various malware apps that had invaded the Android Market. Google quickly removed them (and I was not infected - I don't typically download apps), but I ...
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Whatapp app is not displaying all the contact list as per the contacts in phone storage

I am able to see the contact numbers with Whatsapp icon linked to the same number on my Samsung S3 phone storage but I am not able to see the same on the Whatsapp application despite refreshing the ...
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howto start an app from the commandline

I want to start the app with id=de.avm.android.fritzapp from a shell prompt because it occasionally quits. I have decompiled the .apk and got the manifest.xml. I have launched certain screens of ...
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Id3 Tags not properly recognised

I have so far tried a number of applications to listen to music on my Android phone, and I'm for now settled with Google's Play Music. However, it has the same issue of every other app I've tried. Let ...
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Moto G2: How to recover lost internal memory files in Android 5.0? [duplicate]

Lost all internal memory files when connected to windows 7 PC After plugged into the system and opened internal memory, automatically files are missing. Tried all recovery files including Recuva, but ...
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How do I move my apps to the SD card on an LG Tribute phone?

I’m using an LG Tribute phone with Virgin Mobile service. Storage is a problem with this phone and I’m trying to move apps to the SD card to free up storage. However, when I go to “Settings” -> ...
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S6 EDGE Android USB drivers

I'm trying for two days to find a solution for this problem. None of my researches have been successful. I tried Intel Android drivers, uninstalled from SDK Manager and re-installed Google USB ...
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Uploading MP3 audio books to new android.

Have audio books in MP3. Want to upload them to my new android. What software do I need on each device (PC & Android)?
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Android application for emergency text message

My brother was diagnosed with ALS and is struggling with breathing. He can still move his hands and use his Android phone. There are times when he is home alone and no one is watching him, and it ...
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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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Can applications be downloaded without a Google Account and without disabling security features?

If I wish to install applications such as Skype, DropBox, etc however without registering for a Google account, is that possible? If so, how do I install them without a Google account?
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Why won't JRD MMITest go away?

This app (which doesn't actually appear to exist on my phone) keeps popping up randomly on my phone. Its called JRD MMITest and seems to want to test the functionality of the phone. It covers such ...
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Find out when the app was created [duplicate]

Is it possible to find out when the first version of an app was issued? Google Play only shows the date of the latest update in ADDITIONAL INFORMATION field (see picture). Ideally, I'd like to see ...
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I accidentally deleted pr einstalled software for uninstalling apps and I don't have any backup plz help

I accidentally deleted pr einstalled software for uninstalling apps and I don't have any backup plz help Phone-Panasonic p31 Android 4.2.2 I also reset my phone 2-3 times but noting happen
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Is “Inbox” the old stock email application?

I am setting up a new Nexus 5X with Marshmallow. There does not appear to be a default mail application as in prior versions; instead there is just the GMail application. Is the Inbox by Google ...
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Authentication problem using connectify

Whenever I want to connect my Android smartphone to a wifi network using Connectify / Virtual router it shows authentication problem always . I tried so many ways but all in vain. Restart mobile ...
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How I can connect DSLR camera to android device via HDMI port?

I am new to android. I want to connect a DSLR camera over HDMI port to android device, and want to store images/video output from DSLR. Is there any method to implement this in android? The android ...
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Open file using a specific App from ADB Command

I tried to open a pdf file using a specific App (let say PDF Viewer X) from ADB command line but it has not been working to date despite searching for the solution in the last 2 days. I used the ...
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Voice activated bluetooth recorder

Apps like Babbler and Automatic audio recorder are noise activated, but none I've found are Bluetooth compatible. Do you know any? Is there a way to make them recognize the Bluetooth recorder?
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Is there a Network manager app with profiles to allow only specific apps to use data? [closed]

Is there an app with which one can set up multiple profiles, each containing allowed apps that can access the internet? I want a WORK and HOME profile to switch between. (preferably without ...
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Google Play / Music / Services Updates [duplicate]

Alrught, I just reset a Kyocera Torque to factory state. (Android Version 4.1.2 Jelly Bean) Thing is, the Google Play store, music, and services keep auto updating themselves. It takes up a ton of my ...
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How can I deal with unwanted system applications without rooting?

There are a lot of system apps in my mobile that I do not use, and have no intention of ever using. I know that is is possible to uninstall system apps and bloatware with root, but is it possible ...
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Apps & Galaxy 6's rate of battery life decline

Is the Android Galaxy 6's rate of battery usage more steeply affected by each additional application added to the phone, compared with the amount that an additional app would increase the battery ...
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Restarting , opening, closing application

is there any way, I can restart/open/close an application on android whenever I want automatically?
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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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Update an app if an update is available but Play Store doesn't show update option.

I installed the earlier version of the Respawnables and now, I want to update the app. But there is no "Update" option available on the app's page in Play Store. How do I update the app?
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Is there a way to switch my sent messages to the left and my received messages to right?

is there a way for that green message or my message to be on the left and john's message or received messages to the right?
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initialisation problem on whatsapp

My whatsapp has been on the initialing page for more than a week I've restarted my device I've reinstalled the app I've downloaded the app manually Still not working What should I do
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Mobile call string doesn't bring up the whole dial in number with the extension on Android mobile?

How to bring up a Mobile number string as in example (+44 123 850 6211,,,,,61629875#,,,,#)on the android mobile number pad. The string is actually a hyperlink that will be open from the email invite. ...
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How to install Amazon FR app alongside Amazon (US)

This might be as simple as: It cannot be done. I am an American living in Europe. I have an android phone with multiple accounts (one for each country where I reside). I would like to be able to ...
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Firefox for Android mysterious connections after turning everything off in settings

I created a user.js that incorporates support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-stop-firefox-making-automatic-connections and other tweaks, yet Firefox for Android still attempts to connect to several ...
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Play books pdf upload title unknown filename?

I have several pdf books ranging from textbooks for class and free downloads from linked in that I moved to play books to make for easier reading from my tablet. I moved them to google drive and ...
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Restore app data backup without access to usb debugging

Google backup didn't work, and I tried Helium, but you have to connect to usb debugging in order to "enable" it. I have access to usb debugging on the phone i'm backing up, so I have the data, but my ...
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Forced Stopped GOOGLE Play Service!

I didn'ts know I wud need GOOGLE Play Service, if'n I DIDN'TS Play GAMES. So I FORCED STOPPED it. Any way of getting back? Without doing a factory reset?
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How can I prevent an app being uninstalled from the Play Store?

In our organisation, we are providing Android tablets to some users. There is an app we have installed on the devices that we don't want users to be able to remove. I have searched for "app lock" in ...
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Do 4.3 JellyBean apps work on 4.4 KitKat?

I am an android developer and would like to upgrade my Nexus 7(2013, JellyBean 4.3) to KitKat 4.4.2. My apps are all developed to work on 4.3 fine. I'm just wondering if my 4.3 apps will work when I ...
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How can I update a system application without re-installing the OS?

I have create an application and installed it to a device in the Android system image. Now I have added some new features to my app and I want to update my current install app with that new ...
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How to clear a Folder (e.g. Downloads) automatically on a regular/scheduled basis?

There is a folder on an Android phone that continually fills with junk. Instead of clearing that folder manually on a regular basis, how can I setup up a way to have that folder be automatically ...
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Image and Video Files not showing up in Gallery

I am using Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS Smart Phone, All the images and video files present in My Files(default file browser app for android) are not showing up in Gallery(default app), and Other ...
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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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Auto VNC on startup

I have a Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 tablet running Android 5.1.1 How can I setup a VNC viewer that starts automatically on startup and also re-connects automatically when connection is disrupted? In Windows, ...
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Incoming call record not visible

I received a call from a company and somehow my phone got discharged. When it restarted, the call record was not visible. I really need that number. Any help
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How to make run only a single application with all other application stopped?

I basically want how to stop all other applicationa when my specific apllication is running. It's like in a BITSAT exam, when we log on for the quiz we cannot access internet and we can't access any ...
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How can you buy a package of apps for your friend(s)? [duplicate]

I know the question How to buy an app for a friend? about buying an app for a friend. However, I need to buy a package of multiple applications for my friend; actually for many friends. To buy single ...
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is it posible to transfer game progress from Android to Apple phone WITHOUT connected thru FB?

My Android LG phone went swimming so it works to make calls but Gps speaker and blue tooth is fried. I have to go back to my old Iphone 4. But I don't want to lose my progress again.
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Prevent apps from closing when phone is locked

On my Samsung Galaxy S5 (Running CyanogenMod 12.1), when the phone locks apps that are running (both foreground and background) stops, for ex: when I'm downloading a file on UC browser, it ...
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List all activities of an app

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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Is there a music player that supports play counts and smart playlists?

I'm looking for a music player for Android that supports smart playlists and play count metadata like the iPod and iTunes. Ideally I'd like something that: Keeps track of statistics like last ...