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how can i know which event is called in which activity? [on hold]

I want to create an activity monitor program which monitors activities and their events as specified. Can you please tell me how can I know which event in a running activity is being executed? How ...
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How can I install an app given only its APK file?

I downloaded the APK file for an app to my PC. How can I install it on my phone?
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how to run youtube video in my android app in the backround? [on hold]

I'm trying to run youtube video in my own app, but i want it to play in the backround too - so when i open another app i can still hear the music and the video keep playing in the backround. i tried ...
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how can we clear whatsapp conversations in our contacts

I have a doubt on whatsapp msgs.my frd msg me on whatsapp I seen the whole coversation.on the next day I didn't find any conversation in my phone.I face this situation from couple of my frds.Is it ...
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Basic Server for android

I want to set up a server on android. Anyone know how to do that? I do not have root. I do know about I-jetty. So any other ideas. Preferably where I learn how to make a server program. I can program ...
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Do android apps work on a smart tv?

I just got an lg smart tv and I'm wondering if I load apps that i have on my phone would it work on a smart tv? ex. I have the game cut the rope on my phone can i just move that to the smart tv and ...
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local headphone enabled FM radio app for nexus 5 (no internet needed)

I just moved from S3 to nexus 5, and there are a couple of things that I miss from my s3.. one is the prepackaged FM radio app.. all i needed was my headphones and I could connect directly to the ...
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A variable in android java telling expected class or package in android studio [on hold]

package com.example.pikon_pc.edittext; import android.app.Activity; import android.content.Intent; import android.os.Bundle; import android.view.Menu; import android.view.MenuItem; import ...
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Google Play apps, login in someone else's account

I have this weird problem on my tablet. Most of the time I can download a game in Google Play and create a game account or just play normally with a local save. But there's a long list of games I just ...
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App for realtime logging system parameters. Randomly reboots

Is there some utility for android for logging to file all system parameters (usage of processor, usage of memory, usage of battery, ...) in realtime mode? I need it to fix following issue. Sometimes ...
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“Incompatible with other applications(s) using the same shared user ID” when installing Google Play service? [duplicate]

I have the same problem described here: "Incompatible with other applications(s) using the same shared user ID" when installing Google Play service? My smartphone is a Samsung Galaxy Y ...
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How can I trick or force an app to work on an unsupported device?

I recently purchased an iMito MX1 mini-pc. I was disappointed to find that Hulu Plus is not fully supported on my device. I am able to download the app just fine, but I get an in-app error message ...
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How does reducing brightness of screen increase battery life?

For all I have heard, reducing the screen brightness of your phone can increase your battery life. Just about every expert in the field agrees to this statement. But today I came across this article ...
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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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Web proxy for Android 4.2.2

I need to cut off access to Flash and HTML5 videos on several devices for a project. Is there any app like a proxy to perform this? If I could deny a list of webpages it will be perfect.
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Is there a stylus-based notepad app for Android?

One of the things I assumed the Android OS could do was let me use a stylus and just record notes in my own handwriting (without handwriting recognition). The goal being that I could remove the need ...
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How can I see what exactly an application does?

I'm a bit surprised I couldn't find this answers myself. I am a major minimalist when it comes to computers (my desktop and laptop both run strip-down Linuces) and I wanted to get rid of some of the ...
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Moving Robinson game files/user profile from one android to another

http://www.forumforpages.com/facebook/robinson-mobile/useful-tips/798367174/0 I tried the above but cannot find the below mentioned file which sound like what one needs to continue on playing the ...
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Why are apps taking up more space?

I have a micromax A300 and it comes with an internal memory of around 25 GB. The problem is that my memory dedicated to installing apk file which is around 1.2 gb seems to be showing 200MB more data ...
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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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Phone storage not mounted , after using USB storage shows “Application not installed”

Earlier when I used to connect my phone (A jelly bean 4.2.2) to my computer (OS: Ubuntu 12.04) both my memory card and phone storage gets mounted automatically, but recently only my memory card gets ...
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Call recording app [duplicate]

I would like to get an app, that can record also incoming and outgoing calls and it should record mine and also my partner's voice.
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Force to buy app with old version of Android

I have two smartphones: HTC Desire (android 2.2 / normal-sim / operator1 / my account) Nexus 4 (android 4.4.4 / micro-sim / operator2 / my account) Both smartphone are logged with the same ...
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Can I easily redownload all my apps if I get a new phone?

I am considering buying a new phone. Is there a way to easily redownload all of my apps onto the new phone without having to search for each one individually?
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Could I use my phone to scan or image myself?

I'd like to image myself to provide accurate metrics of my body and would love to use my phone.
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How Google Wear install app from Google Play

Hello guys I got to know that When you try to install any android mobile app which also have android wear app then Google Play automatically push the build to android wear device. I am not sure ...
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Is there an app to toggle proxy settings on non-rooted Android phones?

I am on a wifi network in China and occasionally wish to connect to an HTTP proxy I have set up on a shared computer to bypass the Great Firewall. As my computer isn't always on/with me, I wish to ...
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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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how can I re-link my apps to play store?

after installing custom rom and downloading most of my apps from pc and installing them offline, my play store account is peculiar, some apps I uninstalled weeks ago but i can still see on play store ...
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How to know if an keyboard/input related app is safe to use

I am Vietnamese and I cannot type my language on my Android phone i.e. Samsung Galaxy S4 So I look for apps that help me to input Vietnamese. My issue is that I'm affraid the apps will bug me and ...
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How to uninstall android lost app

I have installed android lost app from www.androidlost.com in my Samsung Tab 2 GT-P3100. How can I uninstall it?The app is not visible in the list of apps.
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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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On starting Skype UI is missing Help…?

I have motorola xt925 mobile with android version 4.1.2. After Skype installation, i logged in, but as soon i logged in, a blue window with "checking your account ... " shows then it disappers. Now ...
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Old phone connects to wireless, but apps don't

I have an old smart phone (Samsung SCH-1400). It is no longer connected to the verizon network. I am trying to use it with a wireless network. It connects to the wireless network. I can see this in ...
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Play Store not installed error

I had the Play Store App on my Android running Jellybean. The icon still shows on my main screen, but I can't find it in my apps folder. When I tap the icon I get an App not installed error message. ...
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Need to “gift” an app purchased in google play by issuing a refund later. How many days can I wait to refund?

I know Google play still doesn't support gifting of apps but I need to provide one of my clients a free copy. They already purchased it. I am going to refund them later, after they are done using the ...
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How to recover apps from a factory reset?

I have some apps installed on my device and I want to perform a factory reset. Is there a simpler way to re-install my applications after the reset (with the least possible number of user ...
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Insufficient memory notification when downloading apps [duplicate]

Every time I try to download apps, it starts downloading and then it stops and shows a notification saying *"error downloading there is insufficient memory on your device but I've already deleted some ...
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What happens to Crash Reports sent to Google?

Many Android applications have bugs. These include app crashing, screen flickers or failing to start altogether. The app crashes present the well-known Unfortunately, **AppName** has stopped screen. ...
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How to migrate applications to other user account without downloading the applications again?

I created a new user in Nexus 7 but it doesn't have any applications already installed in primary user. I don't want to move/share any app data like scores/progress. I want the apps/games to appear as ...
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How to use one Android phone as a handsfree device to another (via WI-FI)?

I have an extra Android device (a mobile phone, Samsung Galaxy Y Duos, S6102B, Android 2.3.6 - rooted), that I call D1 here, and would like to use it as my "car brain", like a low-cost multimedia ...
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How to use one Android phone as a handsfree device to another (via Bluetooth)? [duplicate]

I have an extra Android device (a mobile phone, Samsung Galaxy Y Duos, S6102B, Android 2.3.6 - rooted), that I call D1 here, and would like to use it as my "car brain", like a low-cost multimedia ...
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not able to download apps in Micromax Unite 2

I recently bought a Micromax Unite 2. I can't download any app from the Play Store. In Settings->Storage>default write disk, I have selected as Internal SD card. The SD card it shows 5gb as ...
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Why can apps access the whole SD card?

Is there a technical reason for why apps that only need their own data are not limited to one folder? I do realise that some apps use other apps' data, but I'd be much more likely to install an app ...
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Retrica not working

I installed Retrica on my samsung galaxy s i9003, but when I opened it I could just see blue pixels instead of the image captured by my camera. I tried to change the parameters of the app, reboot my ...
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Samsung galaxy s3 update installs strange applications

today i updated software to latest, it took around 148 mb to update and when finished, i started getting 4 new apps apps are as below, mytaxi app kaufDA app pizza.de app Bild app wondering why ...
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Notification numbers for a lot of apps don't show up?

We recently switched from iPhone to Android and on both of our Samsung phones, apps that we have notifications for (Facebook, Skype, etc.) do not have a number next to the icon showing how many ...
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How do i send a group messages to iphone users [duplicate]

I keep trying to send group messaging to iphone users and they do not receive them.
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How to crop an image in Instagram (v6.4.4)

I know it sounds silly but I spent half an hour trying to find how to crop an image taken by built-in Instagram facilities and then how to crop it right after that. Surprisingly there is only a tool ...
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How to watch videos with Hebrew subtitles?

I've bought an adapter for watching movies and tv shows from my smartphone (galaxy s3) to the big screen tv. For some reason, all of the video player apps I've tried so far have problems with ...