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“Show notifications” is greyed out for some apps. What's causing it and how do I change it?

There are some apps for which "Show Notifications" is greyed out, thus effectively barring you from changing the notification policy of that app. Why or when does it happen? I've noticed this issue ...
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Is there an app that will list my phone's info in an easily copy/paste-able format?

There's a great Add-on for Firefox called InfoLister, all it does is provide a nicely formatted list of stuff and versions, for example here's what it lists for me: Last updated: Thu, 27 Jan 2011 ...
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How to improve using Ultra Power Savings Mode to stop phone addiction

Under the suggestion of xkcd, and the following Blog, which suggests shutting off the computer after finishing a task, I began turning my Galaxy S6 to Ultra Power Savings Mode when I finish a task. ...
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Move to application in sd card in htc desire 620

I have android phone htc desire 620 I want to move my all apps in sd card. I have tried but not able to do it. generally in another phone options is available in setting->apps->move to sd card but in ...
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How to force the locale/language of a specific app?

I'm looking for the functionality of MoreLocales2 but only applying the changes to certain apps. In this case, I'm trying to force German on TypoClock 0.51 but have the rest of my phone left in ...
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How to force an app to use a different language?

Is there any config file that we can use in Android to change the language (per application setting)?
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Is “android_secret_code” a code to unlock the SIM?

On my Sony Xperia E, I copied and extracted my SIM unlock app (the official one) and found a bunch of 7 or 8 numbers with the words android_secret_code. Is this my SIM unlock code? If so, just to be ...
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adb and platform-tools not working anymore on Mac Lion

Ok, I had that eclipse + SDK + all projects working fine on my Mac (Osx Lion). After updating the SDK recently, everything stopped working. It seems that some very smart guy there forgot to allow ...
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my what,s app no is not show of out of country [on hold]

i have a other country what,s app no , bt othrt country no is not show of my what,s app acoount . i,m alredy tried other country code & refresh do it . but un fortunately the other county no is ...
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How apps write data into file-system on non-rooted device?

User Apps and Data are stored in /data/app and /data/data respectively. But we can't (even) see that without root permission. So, I want to know If device is non-rooted then How user Apps are ...
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Avoiding facebook messenger sounds and icons while synchronizing messages

I have an android Samsung S4 phone. As far as I can remember Facebook Messenger app has always had this annoyance: when I connect my cellphone to the internet the app synchronizes and downloads all ...
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TextView in status bar [on hold]

I am creating application and it will show icon in status bar and I need to add textView above the icon is that possible ?
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why any android office software can not play ppt properly

I am having hard time to play ppt in android device, although many applications boasts for it, but on playing either they show blank slides or skip some parts ex:- title etc for some slide so any one ...
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Recently I use Intelijj IDEA to build Helloworld Android project,but when I run the project,it occurs such wrong [on hold]

Error:Cannot run program "C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_51\bin\java" (in directory "C:\Users\Dell1.IdeaIC14\system\compile-server"): CreateProcess error=2, the system can not find the relevant file
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Unable to take screenshots, “Couldn't save screenshot, storage may be in use” error

I am just trying to take a screenshot of my starbucks rewards card, so I can print it out. Apparently a lot of apps like netflix, hulu, and starbucks recently have been restricting screenshots for ...
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Why do I see adverts after closing WhatsApp?

Every time I close WhatsApp I get some sort of an advertisement. According to their site they don't advertise, but I see adverts like this after closing the app: Click image for larger version I ...
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How do I know when an app was used in Android?

Is there any way to tell when an app was being used in an Android phone? I am specifically interested in the camera and gallery functions. I believe my roommate went through my photos without asking, ...
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clearing junk files manually from my android storage

Previously I had installed an application for cleaning junk files from my phone. Now I am on my own. could you guys please help me in finding out the junk files and getting rid of them manually. coz ...
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how can i restore loosing system applications

I remove some system androids apps(that i dont konw which app) from my phon whith system app safe remover. and now my phon cant open any docx file whith any program. how can do i found the lossing ...
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Firebase simple chat for android [on hold]

Hi can anybody have a suggestion on how t implements this simple android chat app in github? https://github.com/firebase/AndroidChat . i need to implement that link for exercising on how to create a ...
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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 an app for showing mobile network connection carrier-specific or -independent?

I sometime switched carrier for my android phone. After switch, I will need to uninstall previous carrier's app and look for new carrier's app. Is there an app for showing mobile network connection ...
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Samsung galaxy s3 app removal [duplicate]

Can I uninstall a preloaded app I want to remove flip board but it pops up with a warning that it may cause problems with other apps?
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How to disable unread group notifications in Whatsapp?

The "mute" option allows you to stop receiving notifications. However, I can still see the number of unread messages for a group that has been previously muted. In addition, this group keeps coming ...
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I get an insufficient storage space error when trying to download an app and I have several gigabytes of free space

I have my phone set to use my SD card as default storage. When I attempts to download the Facebook for Hulu app from the Google store it always gives me this error message. I checked both apps both ...
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Setting the DNS of my android device for business

Please try understand what I am trying to do. I would like to use my tablet for business, so I want block content like web pages, just setting the DNS of my android device, and also don't using any ...
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How to enable double-click

Is it possible to do double-click on Android like you do on a regular computer? Some websites require double-click to operate, and I was hoping I could do the same on Android and get a computer ...
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If I can access bubble of Messenger like apps from home screen then does it not mean any other app can also access that app? Is Android safe then?

In Android phones, we can access Messenger and many more apps similar to it from home screen ( like bubble-heads, lyrics etc). With this we let one app in your phone access another app, (we can use ...
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Android App initial release date

When you are viewing an app in Google Play store, it displays the following : Updated, Size, Installs, Current Version, Requires Android, and Rating. I am trying to do some research and figure out ...
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butterknife zelezny can't show in generate menu for AndroidStudio1.3.1 [closed]

My Android studio version is 1.3.1, When I add the plugin of butterknife zelezny 1.3.2 by the step: download it and install via Preferences → Plugins → Install plugin from disk. but, failed to show ...
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How to set wallpaper to still image from a web video stream at regular intervals?

I want to set the wallpaper to a still image grabbed from an arbitrary web video stream every X minutes. If there is an app with this functionality, that would be great, but assuming there isn't, can ...
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How can I check if installed apps are latest versions?

I used to have an app on my Desire HD that I think was called Something Dog. When launched, it would list all the installed apps and whether they were the latest versions. My Desire HD crashed a ...
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Transfer Swamp Attack on another device [duplicate]

I bought new phone and I would like to transfer on it swamp attack from my old one (with progress in game). Is it possible? I dont have rooted phone. Thank you for your response
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An android music player whose library includes both music videos and and music audio files in same playlist [closed]

I keep some of my music in .mp3 format and other as music videos i.e. .mp4 etc. I am searching for an android music player which generates my music library and playlists including both of them in the ...
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Android Allowed to use pictures [closed]

Do you guys know if I am allowed to use game logos or picture inside my android app.
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what to do if my all google apps are not working properly

I need a serious advice from android experts. When I was managing my apps space in my android phone, I accidentally crashed all inbuilt google apps like google account manager, google play services ...
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Set TreehouseGO app to use the memory card for downloads?

I installed the TreehouseGo app on my wife's Galaxy S4 phone so that she can entertain our daughter while she goes on a trip with her. However, when I tried to download some episodes, I found that ...
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My phone says I have 7 GB of apps but I only have 3 GB

I am using Samsung Galaxy S4 and I am running low on space. When I checked my apps list it says I have 7 GB of apps, but when I used Memory Map, it says I am actually using 3 GB of space. I've ...
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recovery whats app history on my new android

My android got broken n my sim card also damaged I want to get my whats app conversation history on another new phone.is there any chances to get it? Please kindly give me the solution.
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Stuck on getting Yelp API to work with Lat/Long coordinates [closed]

I'm pretty much on the last step to getting my app to work before I start focusing on the front-end design. As someone who just started programming just last year and haven't made any serious apps ...
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Can I rewrite an Android API class? [closed]

I know that Android is a fairly closed OS. When you develop an application you are encouraged to use Android's API. What I'm interested to know is, whether it's possible to rewrite an existing ...
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1answer
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How can I test functioning of internal component (sensors, NFC, pedometer etc…)

I recently dropped my LG G3 in water. I opened it and let it dry for a long time. It now work properly but some components does not seems to work anymore. For example light sensor, proximity sensor ...
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Give fake permission details to apps on Xperia X10i

Because of the recent update to Google play stores permissions, I wish that as apps can access very personal information, I want to deny permissions to the apps, but as I have heard that this might ...
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Where can I find out when I installed an app?

Is there a Play Store log file? Or should I be looking where apps are installed on the phone for time/date stamps?
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how to fix resource error in android while installing a game

Android: 4.3 Jellybean Whenever I install a game with an obb file in memory card, it says download failed because the resources could not be found, but that doesn't happen when I copy the obb file to ...
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How can I open and edit large text documents on my Android device?

I have a Galaxy Tab 10.1, rooted, running Android 5.1, that I'd like to use for editing simple text files. By "text file", I mean they are plain text documents, with a .txt extension. I do not need to ...
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How do I prevent apps from waking up Sony Xperia 3 compact?

I have a Sony Xperia Z3 compact, with Android 5.1.1. This phone is not rooted, and actually belongs to a friend, so I cannot root this phone. I am having battery life problems that appear to be a ...
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Launcher problems

Somehow after turning off my tablet I lost my launcher. Everything was working fine when I turned it off last night. The only problem I have had was trying to set up a game called "High Five Casino ...
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How to reverse tether Android to Openwrt router?

How would this be implemented to allow internet access on the Android device? What necessary steps need to be performed on both the Openwrt router and Android device? I have done some research on ...
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How to boost One Plus 2 Invite rank? [closed]

Is there a trick that can help me get the One Plus invite faster. please help. I need to buy this phone urgently.