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Why my app disappear at reboot?

When I reboot the phone, often, some of the apps a get generic icon and won't load anymore. A reinstall solves the problem but I'd rather not have to do that. Device is an Acer Liquid Metal with ...
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Move apps and its data to another internal partition

I have Lenovo A706 with 4GB Internal Storage, but it's split into 2 partitions. I already rooted my Android and moved several apps to another partition using Link2SD, but some of its data is still ...
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Can't find shortcuts for downloaded apps

I have a galaxy tab s. At first i could download apps and the short cut would appear on the screen. Now this has stopped happening. The app there as i can find it using s finder, and i can use the ...
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How to import contacts from a delimited list?

I use an Android phone, and recently I had to delete all my contacts because it was cluttered, and now I have to add all of them again. There are about 200 contacts, and I have them stored in a text ...
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Help with Photo app / Gallery

I deleted the photo app that actually comes pre-installed on Android and have been just using gallery. Is there any way to download the photo app?
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How to change the demo OS in Sony xperia tablet z

I have bought a sony xperia tablet z yesterday.. the showroom dint have the stock right now, so he sold me the demo piece in the display.. it is working fine, so i took it.. but after using it i ...
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How works exactly the option disable App notifications

Some Apps like Facebook also when aren't used slow down the device because of their associated autostart tasks. In android settings in Apps section there is the option to enable or disable the ...
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I accidentally deleted my android phones system app

Anyone can help me on how to restore system apps like HOME.apk, i accidentally deleted it so the phone is stuck on boot, cant go to its home, my phone is a goophone4s thanks ...
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Full ad blocking [closed]

I have installed and also properly configured AdBlock Plus. The problem is, that it doesn't remove all the ads. Sometimes I see ads at the bottom/top of the screen. Sometimes I see full screen ads and ...
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Aptoide has update for Google Play Store?

Installed Aptoide and noticed that it had some updates of some of the independently installed apps and updated it. But I noticed it had an update for Google Play store, yet the Google Play Store ...
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Missing apps after installing upgrade-assistant app

I have the Samsung Galaxy S3 on Straight Talk wireless and it's version is 4.1.2. I've read how to upgrade it but I didn't want to risk it. So I found an app on the Google Play Store that could help ...
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Tinder app won't work without Google Play services

I was trying to use the latest version of Tinder 3.3.1 but each time I get the following message: Get Google Play services This app won't work without Google Play services, which are missing ...
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can't make or receive calls or send text messages

I have an LG tracphone,not long after using was unable to get or make any calls or any text messaging,after looking at apps it looks like some have been force stopped or disabled please help.
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Adding 'own-domain outlook.com account' to the new gmail app

With the new update I wanted to the gmail app I wanted to add my outlook account to it so I have everything in one place. But I have a problem when trying to add my outlook account to the new gmail ...
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Is it possible to call AT-commands in android? [duplicate]

I am newbie in android, I have a very simple question for android experts:- " Is it possible to call GSM AT-Commands in android just like we use in microcontroller programming through USART".
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problem on my phone motorolla [duplicate]

I am living in India and my uncle gave me a brand new MOTxt912 verizon phone but I have inserted a non verizon sim and there is no signal and I got the following error message "This sim card is from ...
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Todo app that syncs with Google Tasks and has notification badges?

Coming from an iPhone, one of the things I miss the most is the little red notification badges on my app icons. I don't understand why more Android apps don't have them (not even the phone!?). I ...
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Keeping Record of my android activities

Is it possible to keep track of every of my Android activities because I'll like to know what every of my friend did when the get access to my device.
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Is there any app that counts the times that other apps are started? [duplicate]

Like many launchers do, I want an app that makes a ranking of most popular apps, but not based on time used, but on times that I star them, ie by frequency. I don't want to change my launcher, but I ...
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Apps continue to use battery despite closing them

I have noticed that certain apps continue to show up in the Settings-->Battery menu (which shows the % of battery used by each app) long after closing them. Here are the list of things I have ...
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Application folder naming convention

I was just wondering why the naming of some folders on android is such: com.dropbox.android com.android.browser
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Simultaneously install app on mulitiple devices registered with single Google Play account

I have multiple device registered on my Google play account. When I install an app I can select on which device I want to install the application. Can I select more than one device to install the app? ...
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How an app can detect my device's uniqueness?

If I install an app, uninstall it, finally install it again at a later time, how the app can detect if it was installed on this device earlier? What are the device unique id's that it can detect? ...
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How can I make notifications vibrate longer?

What I would like to know is if there is any app for rooted or not devices that allows you to change the time your phone vibrates when a notification or a message on an app arrives. I have the Nexus 5 ...
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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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Limited home screen

I need to get a company tablet for operators to use at home to check some data while away from company. Since I don't trust them much, I would like to allow only a few apps to be ran on the android ...
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MP3 player, that remembers current possition in all playlists or folders

Is there any MP3 player out there, that would remember current file and position in that file, not only for currently played playlist / folder, but also in all playlists / folders, that are added to ...
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How to convert raw video file (.ign) to .mp4?

I want to get videos out of Aakash iTutor (education tablet with Android 4.1) to store them on my PC. I found out where the videos actually are in the educhip (memory card). The videos had their ...
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Launcher crashes when unlocking my x touch tablet

When I unlock my tablet a "calendar has stopped working" message appears. After clicking "ok" I see another message "unfortunately launcher has stopped". How can I stop this happening?
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Downloading videos from dnatube.com

How can i download videos on my android mobile from dnatube.com ? After signing in when Ic click on dowload video button it shows "We are sorry, currently we are not allowed to give any permission for ...
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Can I delete factory apps

What all apps that come factory on a LG 70 are safe to delete, or force stop, or disable without affecting the phones performance.
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Android 2.3.2 - Google apps missing after unexpected shutdown

I am writing to solicit some assistance with an issue affecting my coworker. She has Android OS 2.3.2. She said her phone had a strong battery charge last night and she put the phone in her bag. ...
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Share to file app android

I have an app that can export files via "Share" android option. I can choose there Dropbox,Email etc.. I want to export file from program to file on sdcard. The app does not have built in option to ...
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The Mystery Of The Disappearing App Icons

If I try to rearrange the shortcuts to app icons on my homescreen, sometimes they disappear. It happens to all apps, bookmarks, and folders, too: even stock apps, like Play Store. I have an LG optimus ...
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Remotely uninstall an app via Play Store [duplicate]

Is it still possible to remotely uninstall an android application from a web browser via the Google Play Store? According to the linked question in the comments this was possible in 2012, but it ...
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Maintaing a list of “must install” apps for new Android phones

Is there a option to maintain a list of must have apps which would always install on my phone when I loggin with that accounts email. For example when you factory reset a phone or by a new one, it is ...
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What does the “Force stop” button mean?

When I go to Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > Downloaded I see an application list. If I select some applications I see button "Force stop" active, but some applications have ...
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Account, paid for Apps and new account

My children have nexus tablets. They have their own google accounts with email adresses. My ex-wife has changed the google passwords so i cannot set up a new android phone for the children. If i set ...
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Download full Whatsapp history

Is there any way to make backup of Whatsapp history with all emoticons and media? (no .txt file) I have non rooted Android 2.2.
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Is it possible to buy the FAOTD (Free App Of The Day) from the Amazon App Store without downloading it?

Sometimes the Amazon App Store has a FAOTD (Free App Of The Day) that I'm interested in getting, but I don't want to download it quite yet. I just want it in my list of bought apps. Is there a fast ...
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App page sorting after app uninstall

My Galaxy S3-alpha runs Android version 4.1.1. Recently I uninstalled some of the apps I didn't use. But when I go into the "Apps" page, with all the apps lined up, the places of the old apps (that ...
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Cal by Any.do won't install

My phone is Samsung Galaxy Grand 2. I want to install cal from Google Play but whenever I click on install button the download begins after that the installation starts but it does not get installed ...
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Choose a specific app to open a particular file

I created some e-learning using Articulate Storyline 2 which I want to view on my Samsung Galaxy. The files are physically in my Documents folder. The module is not on the internet - I'm still testing ...
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PC from/to Android voice communication without Internet

I want to call my PC using my Android phone (and vice versa) without internet. PC to Android or Android to PC, not just Android to Android. I think it is possible, but not sure if there is a program ...
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Factory reset problem in LG F160

I have installed an English ROM in LG Optimus F160 So, the question is if I soft reset my phone will the installed rom be uninstalled or remain installed?
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Call blocking with spoken message?

Does anyone know of a call blocker that will let you create a voice message for blocked calls? What I want is to block calls from hidden numbers. This is almost always salespeople so I want to just ...
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Mail app and exchange server

I am using Moto G and accessing my office mail on native Mail app synced with MS Exchange Server. Whenever I am forwarding a mail, the app downloads the entire attachments and the mail is only sent ...
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Enable screen auto-rotate for specific applications but not globally?

So I'd like to enable screen auto-rotation for YouTube and Chrome, but not for other anything else. How do I do this? I use a Galaxy S5.
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Installing Gmail Material Design APK

I have the APK File to the pre-release of Gmail Material Design. I went to Google Play Store and uninstalled my current, up-to-date Gmail package. When I install the material design APK, it tells me ...
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Effect of Background Color on Battery Life in Android App

I am studying about the effect of different parameters of Android app on Power Consumption and tips for optimizing them . I came across this paper which states that ligh background color consumes ...