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How can I view only one star ratings in Google Play Store?

I find it quite annoying that there is no easy way to sort the reviews of an Android app: - neither can I search for certain keywords that may appear in a review. - nor can I change the sort order, ...
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I have less than 40 apps (including system apps); What else can I remove?

I'm trying to remove as much bloatware as possible, but there is no information about some of them on Google. Here is the list of apps I'm not sure what they are for: com.android.provision ...
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How often does Android have to decompress an app's APK and OBB files?

According to one of great answers to this question, Android has to decompress each application's APK and OBB files before the app can be run. Is this decompression performed each and every time an ...
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Discrepancy between sizes of apps listed in Play Store vs. actual installed app size

The Play Store lists the size of all apps available in their store. When a user downloads and installs apps, the actual sizes reported by Android are often larger than the sizes listed by the Play ...
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Possible to turn on Airplane mode with WiFi on only?

I know the definition of Airplane mode is all communications and radio signals are blocked. But is it possible to turn off the "calling/receiving" part of the phone so your phone is not connecting to ...
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Does turning off your mobile network removes the limit to how many devices can connect to your hotspot?

I have produced an application as a project that gets information from connected devices such as MAC address, IP address, connections, etc. They don't really need internet connection. However, I can ...
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Moving installation location on non rooted Android 5 Lollipop device

I have a Moto G (2nd generation) with Android 5.02 on it. Internal SD card is about 8Gb and I have an external SD card with 16Gb free space. Moving application to SDCARD from the application's menu ...
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Recover corrupted APP

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy S Advance I9070 It's rooted and updated to Android 4.1.2 Some APPs disappeared from my phone but if I go to Settings>Application Manager I can still see the folder. As an ...
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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 shortcut would appear on the screen. Now this has stopped happening. The app is there as I can find it using S Finder, and I can use the ...
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How can I get apps from the Amazon app store from an unsupported region?

Currently, the Amazon app store appears to be US-only. Similar to How do I use the US Android Market, I want to know: How can I use the US Amazon Appstore? Market Enabler doesn't seem to work, and ...
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In “Advanced Wi-Fi settings”, I told my device to turn Wi-Fi off during sleep, but it didn't seem to work. What else can I try? [closed]

Is there any android app which turns off completely the wifi radio, when the phone is locked AND the screen turns off. I have already tested some apps for this purpose and they solely rely on the ...
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How to keep an app running?

I have installed a talking clock app (named "Tell Me The Time") that say the current time every quarter hour. However I does not stay active and I have reopen it occasionally. At the same time, ...
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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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Is it possible to change the default backup time of WhatsApp messages?

The Default backup Time for Whatsapp is 4:00 AM Although we can manually backup at any time, how do we change the default backup time?
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Check if Cerberus is installed

I bought a used Nexus 4 on a popular auction site. I have completely reflashed the rom using Googles stock images. I want to check if any security mechanism are installed, e.g. Cerberus. Will that be ...
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android apps wont connect over school wifi

I have several apps that won't connect even though I connected to WiFi google chrome and browser work find it other apps that say can't connect to server or needs internet connection. When I'm at home ...
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auto generated two icons on homescreen lucky try and game [duplicate]

I have sony xperia l c2104 mobile in few days ago, they created unwanted shortcut in the homescreen. When I am Delete this shortcut they automatically displayed again.Help for deleting these ...
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How to have Android use one ext3fs partition instead of going rogue with virtual partitions for apps on the external sd card?

As this answer pointed out, moving apps to your external sd card decreases your overall system performance due to the tens or hundreds of partitions created for those apps. Now I wonder, is there any ...
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Import data from ColorNote app?

I have lost my Android phone but I have backup of my SD-card on which I have backup of my ColorNote app. How can I get all my notes from that backup? NOTE: I am using iPhone now so don't have a ...
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Is there a way to auto backup my phone files to my PC via wifi?

I am looking for a way to automatically transfer files in my phone to my PC (Win7) if my phone connects to my home wifi network. Thanks
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Can an app run code if you don't open it?

Can an app run code if you don't open it? As part of this question, the topic of an app downloading data without ever being explicitly opened by the user was mentioned briefly. It got me thinking: ...
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How to use two whatsapp accounts on one phone

I have a Samsung galaxy Duos and want to use my two whatsapp accounts at the same device. Is it for example possible to run dual two whatsapp client apps on one phone?
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Unrestore ColorNote

I accidentally press restore on the backup of colornote, is there possibly a way to 'unrestore' it? Because I don't have a backup of the note that has been overwritten when I pressed restore.
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How do I delete an email address from Facebook App login page on Android?

A mate recently used my mobile facebook app to log into his account. Now, I always get his email as the default when I go to log in to Facebook on Android App. Although not a big issue it is very ...
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How to stop the LG phone launching preset applications when the phone is locked and inside your pocket?

This design concerns more LG phones, in my case it's LG G2 Mini, but it was reported also on LG D605 Optimus L9 II and probably other LG phones with the same logic. On the back of LG G2 Mini (Android ...
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my phone, Galaxy S4, was hacked. and now I think it's affected my app permissions by adding files to them?

My partner and I had our phones hacked recently. He was able to prevent any real damage from happening. But he reset his just in case. I wanted to go through my phone first, to see what had been ...
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Localisation in-app on Android, issue

I will try to be brief : There is this app, a game (World of Warriors) that DO NOT ASK FOR PERMISSION TO TRACK LOCALISATION. In this same app, there is this offer, Tapjoy (in the app, not through the ...
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Google Play insufficient space error

I am using RED MI Note. All my applications are installed in internal storage. I have 2GB of space available in internal device. But when i try to install Any.do and Greenify I am getting error ...
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Stock voice recorder, camera(video recording) and alarm not working in LG L90 dual D410

I have an LG L90 dual D410 running on Kitkat 4.2. Everything was working fine and I don't remember what caused these problems to occur. May be an update? When I tried to record using the stock voice ...
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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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Media Files Don't Show Up!

My Android 4.4.2 can't find media files like music, videos and pictures. If I try to open them through apps they are not visible, but they are visible in file manager.
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insufficient storage on my device

So I have an LG g Vista and I have 6 apps on my phone. I do not have an sd card. Every time I try to update apps or download apps it say "there is insufficient space on this device." why does it do ...
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Avast mobile anti virus installation [duplicate]

application installation error code -24 encountered while installing Avast mobile anti virus.
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How to delete Lucky Try icon and Suggested apps? [duplicate]

How to delete Lucky Try icon and Suggested Apps in my Celkon A118 Android smartphone? The apps are installed automatically, and that icon is not going away. I even have uninstalled all apps and did a ...
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Recover the password to unlock phone

I have locked my phone using Android Device Manager but forget the password. How can i reset or recover the password by using my Google account?
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Are Rogue Apps Causing My Nexus 5 Android Phone to Freeze Up and Become Unresponsive Everyday?

After my Nexus 5 phone got the OTA upgrade to Android 5.1, it started freezing up Monday through Friday around 7:00 PM and remain unresponsive until it used most of its battery supply. I was ...
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Screen timeout troubles

My galaxy note 4 is only staying on for about 15 seconds before timing out. And every time I try to change it a pop-up says that it is set to 15 seconds and I cannot change it. I've turned off stuff ...
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I think someone has hacked my HTC Droid DNA. How can i check and be sure?

My device has been doing lots of crazy things, like uninstalling apps, installing apps that aren't in Google play store. I had questions about it yesterday, but the ones that started last night seem ...
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App not installed when installing older version of an existing app [duplicate]

I have developed an Android app (Phonegap) in Eclipse with signed key APK file version (1.0.0) and save it on SD card of phone or download from site. I am able to install it on non-rooted Samsung ...
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GMAIL App: Fetching already deleted email repeatedly

As we can configure other Email Account like YAHOO email in a GMAIL App, I added my YAHOO Email Account to GMAIL App and can now Access YAHOO Emails using GMAIL App. But the Issue is, when I delete ...
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Unable to delete a file in /data/data with root permissions

I own a Moto G which is in 5.0.2 with KK bootloader. An app created a folder in /data/data which sustains in the memory even after uninstallation of the app. I couldn't remove the folder in any way. ...
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How to keep two versions of an app installed?

Android Market has just updated an app in my device. I liked the update, but its fully different from last version which was also my favorite. So, I want to keep last version too. I have last ...
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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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Check if an app is installed on the device

I'm trying to use the package name and determine the apk path of an app to check if my app is installed in the device. pathCmd = './adb shell pm path ' + packageName pathData = ...
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Run Windows Mobile 6 Classic Virtual Machine on Android

I have a custom application that runs on Windows Mobile 6 Classic on a Psion Teklogix Workabout Pro G1/G2/G3. I am interested in running the same application without any alteration on an android ...
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Unable to install apk files

This problem started around a couple of weeks ago when I tried updating some apps via the play store and it downloaded perfectly but the installation wouldn't progress. Nothing had changed before and ...
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No wifi, data internet, app upgrade

My samsung galaxy s3 keeps telling me my ip address isn't right. So it won't connect to wifi or data internet. It won't upgrade my play store apps or download them. I've already done a reset. What do ...
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Disabling Samsung Calendar on Galaxy S4 mini

I'm trying to disable my Samsung calendar so that I don't get two notifications of events on my Galaxy S4 mini. In settings I don't seem to have any options to change application settings.
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Open an app on startup/after booting

I need to force a selected application to start up each time my Android-based device is (re)started. Is there anything I can use (configuration setting, external application etc.) to accomplish this ...