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Disadvantages of CyanogenMod

If I root and flash my phone, will I get some limitations? I understand that I will lose any carrier and manufacturer specific apps/launcher/widget (and this actually may be a bonus); however I want ...
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How does Google Play work out if an app is compatible with my device?

I have one "generic" Android tablet, and often when I come to install and app, Google Play says it's incompatible with my device. It happens even on popular apps such as Twitter, Instagram, Evernote, ...
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Can we connect a normal earphone / headphone to a Android device?

Can we connect a normal earphone / headphone (those that we connect to the Desktop PC) to the Android phone or devices? This is because I notice that the one on the left (the original one that come ...
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Is it possible to run Minecraft on an Android?

I was thinking in using some tools to convert the JAR into an APK. But will my Nexus One have enough memory? And what about the controls?
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Smartwatch compatibility

One can get a "cheap smartwatch" (most likely running Nucleos) for EUR 30 or less, a Pebble watch (usually running PebbleOS) for EUR 100 or less, or a watch running android-wear starting at a little ...
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How can I modify the phone model in build.prop to get unsupported apps?

I currently have a rooted HTC Legend. In light of the current Android Market sales, I would love to be able to purchase some of the apps on sale without a compatible handset, since I plan to get a ...
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Where do I find the minimum requirements for an app?

I was trying to install a new app from Google Play on my computer, but a message told me that the app wasn't compatible with my device. No more information was given. Can someone please tell me where ...
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How to circumvent the market compatibility check?

Sometimes I would like to install some App on my Notion Ink Adam but the Android Market says that my device is not compatible with the App. ATM I simply google for the specific App and search some ...
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“device isn't compatible with this item” - why? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are some Apps on the market be incompatible with my device? I would like to download and install this app on my Samsung Continuum SCH-I400 running Android 2.2.2 but ...
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Why am I unable to install some apps?

I own an HTC Salsa with Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread). The problem is that I can't download apps like Subway Surfers, Temple Run, Candy Crush, etc. The market reports, "your device is incompatible". ...
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Is NTFS file system supported on Huawei u8160?

I have a Huawei u8160 running Cyanogenmod 7.2 . I have a 500GB portable hard drive which is file system is NTFS , I connected the hard drive using OTG the phone didn't recognize it at all. So I was ...
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Does using various app stores in parallel cause any issues?

I am using a Android phone with Lollipop and found that apps can be installed from various app stores like Google Play, Amazon App Store or F-Droid. Are there any problems I can run into if apps are ...
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Are Android 2.2 applications compatible with Android 3.0 and 3.1?

Are apps built for Android 2.2 compatible with Android 3.0 and 3.1?
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How can I find a Device Compatible with a Given App?

I am desperately looking for an Android tablet that can run the App Carrot Fantasy. It does run on a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smartphone, but I have not yet had any luck with any tablet I have tried. I ...
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Will an Asus Transformer Pad Infinity work in the UK if I ship it over from USA

I want to ship my Asus Transformer Pad Infinity from the USA to the UK as it's cheaper. Will I run into any compatibility issues? (It does not have 3G.)
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Are all apps on Google Play compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S4?

I wanted to know whether the Samsung Galaxy S4 will run every app from the play store or not? I had done a lot of googling but failed to find an answer.
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If an app is written for Android 2.3 will it run on 2.1?

If an app is written for Android 2.3 will it run on 2.1?
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My Android device with USB host does not recognize my WiFi Adapter dongle. Is there a way I can install a driver or do anything else?

I bought an Android device that doesn't come with WiFi but comes with USB hosts and, as stated in the site, supports Wifi dongles. But mine is not working. I successfully plugged in a USB mouse, ...
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How to check if application on Google Play would work on other (not own) phone?

Is there a way to (at least approximately) check if an application I have found in Google Play store would work on friend's phone. I'd rather not suggest an app that would not work on friend's phone. ...
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Some 2.1/2.2 apps not working

I just upgraded my Galaxy gt i5800 to 2.2 froyo from the kies firmware. Why am I getting "not compatible with this device" from some apps that say they require 2.1 or 2.2? Can anyone please explain.
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redsocks on android emulator: getting error “not executable: magic 7F45”

I'm trying to get proxydroid or redsocks to run on genymotion android emulator (x86). Adb shell into the device, run redsocks and I get "not executable: magic 7F45". I know it means that the version ...
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Will a UK Android telephone work in Japan?

I am on the UK carrier Vodafone, and wish to upgrade my phone soon. I am going to Japan for five months next year, and would ideally like a phone which I can use out there, with a Japanese sim card. ...
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Compatibility problems with x86 phone?

I have read this and this question and I want to ask for some elaboration. I hope I'm not asking for too many things. Should I perhaps split this question into several pieces? I'm considering buying ...
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Is there a way to change device type on Google Play

I have an HTC One V, but I rooted it and installed CyMod 10.1. The problem I am currently facing is that the device shows up on Google Play as HTC One V which came with 4.0, whereas my phone now has 4....
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What video chat works between the Android and iOS?

What video chat works between the Android and iOS? For example between a Samsung Galaxy and iPhone.
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Modern Combat Sandstorm Texture problem on Acer Liquid Metal

The game works perfectly except many graphical glitches with textures (mainly those in the background). any hints? I have Acer Liquid Metal, official Froyo
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Ringtones incompatible with custom rom. How to improve compatibility?

I have been using Samsung Galaxy s4 stock firmware up until now. Yesterday I switched to AOKP 4.4.4 (18/10/2014 build) and I've noticed that none of my old ringtones work (12 unrelated ringtones). I ...
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Why is Android app not compatible [duplicate]

My son's got a Kurio 7 tablet. I've installed the Amazon App Store on it and noticed not all apps are compatible. Bad Piggies for example won't install. The Amazon App Store says its not compatible ...
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LG Nexus 4 compatibility Airtel India [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I use my device on a different carrier? I plan to purchase the LG Nexus 4 from the US on the release date (13th November). The phone claims to be unlocked. But will it ...
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How can I get the latest compatible app version?

I once had Acrobat Reader and Seesmic installed in my LG GT540 (Android 2.1). I had to uninstall them to free some space. After a few days I tried to install those apps again, but their updates made ...
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Is there a way to see what what devices an application is compatible with in the Play Store? [duplicate]

Not sure how to phrase this, but the Play Store's online interface reports whether or not an application is compatible with the devices you own, marked by a checkmark or a cross next to each ...
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Can physical keyboards really only be used with specific devices?

The web is full of physical tablet keyboards, all of them being restricted to one (or a few) specific devices. Can the keyboards really only be used with those devices or do they use the same ...
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Is cm10 compatible with cwm 5.0.2.8 on huawei u8160 ?

I have a Huawei u8160 with CWM 5.0.2.8 .I have tried to flash cm10 using CWM 5.0.2.8 but it boot loops.I have waited for 20 minutes for it to boot ,but it didn't. I've seen this discussion about cm10 ...
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Is Cyanogen fully compatible with Play services and stock android apps?

I am considering the upgrade of my Android Phone to Cyanogenmod as even with root, I am having several permissions problems, OTA updates removing root, etc. The only reason I did not yet install it ...
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Can the game “asphalt8” be played on iOS and Android together?

I have an iPhone and my friend has an Android device. When we try to play "asphalt8" on wi fi, we can't get the app to connect with each other. If he creates a room, my device doesn't show it, and ...
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How to understand app restrictions set by developers

So I was just looking at are very standard app, - Bank of America and Ally Bank. none of these apps showed up on Google Play Store and in my list of devices they indicated as being incompatible . So I ...
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Does Titanium Backup break 'Sleep As Android?

Whenever I hit the button to start tracking my sleeping, Sleep As Android warns 'Titanium Backup' may break sleep tracking! I was wondering under what circumstances does this happen and how to ...
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Google Play site says the app is compatible but the Google Play app says otherwise

I am trying to download a game from Google Play to my VirtualBox. The site (browsed with my Windows 7 laptop and Firefox) says the app is compatible with all of my devices. I happily clicked the ...
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Since which Android version does it started emulating the SDCard?

I know it's emulated in ICE_CREAM_SANDWICH_MR1 and over but I would like to know since which previous versions and preferable from official sources. EDIT1: Not an official source but I guess this ...
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Can I use the image built for the Xiaomi Redmi 2 on the Redmi 2 pro?

It seems that the only difference between the Xiaomi Redmi 2 and the Xiaomi Redmi 2 pro is that the pro version has more internal storage and more RAM. So I suppose I can use the same cyanogenmod ...
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App not compatible with 5.0 [duplicate]

I have galaxy s5 at&t running android 5.0 lollipop official. But still playstore won't show aa single app but when i search specific app on play store it will show results but i can't install any ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab A Office Suite Compatibility

I bought a new branded Samsung Galaxy Tab A (WiFi Only) at last year. Microsoft Office suite comes pre-installed with this device. However, when I clicked a app (Word, Excel or Powerpoint), the app ...
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How to do “Android Party Play” with “Real Racing 3”?

I'm big fan of Real Racing 3 - Android Apps on Google Play, after seeing following on my phone, I even went ahead and purchased ASUS Nexus Player. I'm a bit confused about ANDROID PARTY PLAY ...
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Build.prop modifies okay. But not updates in system (e.g. About Tablet in settings)

I am running Android-x86 4.4 on VirtualBox. Everything works fine. But when I am modifying build.prop (with ES File Explorer or BuildProp Editor) with other manufacturer or model and save it. After ...
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Rooting an Xperia Play [duplicate]

I've read on a forum that i would have to downgrade to build 2.3.3 since I'm running 2.3.4, and I'm sure that can be done by formatting the phone unless I'm mistaken. Nonetheless, I'm bent on rooting ...
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Nexus 5 and T-Mobile USA compatibility

I'm from Germany and I'm planing a trip to USA (Florida). I would like to use a t-mobile USA SIM card in my Nexus 5 (Build LMY47I + FCC ID: ZNFD821). On the T-Mobile site, I found it has to support ...
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Why aren't some launchers compatible with some devices?

I was reading the reviews of the Google Now Launcher where they have stated that after installing the launcher the device has audio issues. I did not understand how can a launcher affect the ...
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MicroSD card MP3s are deleted/unplayable on Note 4

I have a brand new Samsung 128GB EVO Micro SDXC for use with my Note 4. I did get it from eBay, but it came in actual Samsung packaging and looks legit. If it's a fake, they did a hell of a job. I ...
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How to figure out why a specific app cannot be installed on my device(s)?

All to often I encounter apps that the Google Play Store claims are incompatible with one or multiple of my devices, but isn't very helpful as of "why". How can I figure this out? While this question ...
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App not compatible anymore

I recently had to factory reset my phone, a Samsung GT-S5302 with Android 2.3.6. Now I'm trying to reinstall apps from Google Play store, but one of them says "your device is not compatible with this ...