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Mediascanner is not working

currently am using a samsung galaxy note-2 with custom rom (slimkat 4.4.2.built 4 official) from last few days some time my media scanner is not working properly. sometimes after restarting it work ...
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Keep Samsung apps/“features” after rooting?

I know that if I root my samsung phone, I will lose a lot of Samsung features (like fingerprint scanner probably, and apps like S Note etc). And I understand that its the base that a rom is created on ...
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How to swap UI of a custom rom with other rom?

I have a custom rom which has Xperia like UI. It's very fast uses very less Ram. The other rom has Kitkat/Jellybean like UI but it has low performance as compared to Xperia UI like rom. I was ...
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Is there an ROM that has CyanogenMod's device support but is built entirely stock?

Is there an Android ROM that is built entirely stock? AOSP (IIRC) has hardware support for Nexus devices checked into the tree, but that brings us to a grand total of about 9 devices. CyanogenMod has ...
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GSM signal lost - howto get signal back without restarting

Several times a week I have the problems where the GSM signal is lost on my phone, due to bad coverage in that area. The real problem for me is that when that happens, and when I move to a place with ...
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How can I bypass the activation on my Droid 2 Global?

I want to put a custom ROM on my D2G, but I think I went about it in the wrong order. I thought that I had to do a factory reset, but that wound up setting me back. The phone demands that it be ...
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How to check what's wrong while my phone starts? How to get logs?

My phone does not start up. It shows splash screen, but it doesn't load a system. How can I check what's wrong? EDIT: More info: the broken phone is Galaxy S+, it is currently rooted, I installed CM ...
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Nexus Root Toolkit (advanced util: boot <temporary> ]

Using NRT I have unlocked, and rooted my Nexus 10 (4.4.2 KOT49H). But it seems the standard ROM that I get with the NEXUS 10 (4.4) does not have an settings option under Wireless & Networks ...
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Trouble installing custom rom on Samsung GT-P3110

Every time I try to install any custom ROM on my device I get the following error among others. E:Error in /sdcard/aokp_p3110_kitkat_unofficial_2013-12-24.zip (Status 7) Installation aborted. result ...
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Are there any custom ROMs which let the user somehow filter Share menu lists? [closed]

Based on " How can I customize the list of services that pops up when I choose to "share" something in an app? " answer, any app supporting ACTION_SEND intent will be listed in "Share" menu ...
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Why newer android versions drain the battery faster?

I've got an Android phone whose stock Android version is 2.1. I've tried several times to install some custom ROMs (mostly Cyanogenmod based) with Android 2.2 and 2.3. The full charged battery lasts: ...
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Change device name on EXIF file

Recently I've been flashing some ROM s on my Moto X, and I noticed that the EXIF data from photos show my device name as: Phone. How can I change this information on the system so it saves correctly ...
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If I encrypt my phone will I still be able to load custom ROMs?

Are there any issues with enabling full encryption and loading custom ROMs or will it be seamless?
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Accidentally tried to flash rom after doing saferoot (not possible)

I was referring to a guide on how to do a saferoot for Galaxy s3 (Verizon) and then switched over to a guide on how to flash a custom rom. Bad idea. ...
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Custom ROM dev and Networks

How are International ROMs made? I have downloaded and installed a little while ago a ROM which is the best I've ever used in terms of speed, smoothness, battery life, and customization and ...
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What are the differences between PMP Ultra ROM and PMP Light ROM and PMP U-Ex ROM for Samsung Galaxy S Duos s7562?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S Duos GT-S7562. I would like to install a custom ROM. Either the PMP Ultra ROM, or PMP Light ROM, or the PMP U-Ex ROM. I have browsed and searched in the XDA forums, but ...
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Insufficent storage [duplicate]

I have 332 MB free internal storage on my phone but I can't update a 10 MB app because it shows the error mentioned in the title, why?
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Is it possible to install Cyanogenmod on a SPH-D710 (Boost Mobile S2)?

How do you go about doing it? I couldn't find any instructions for installing the latest version of Cyanogenmod on it anywhere.
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Connect my Android phone to a WiFi hotspot from my laptop

I want to connect my rooted HTC Ville to a WiFi hotspot I made with my laptop, since I don't have WiFi at home. I'm running fedora 20 on my laptop and CM 11 on my HTC One S. I can see the WEP ...
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Trying to install KitKat on xperia Ray

My Phone is SonyErcisson Xperia Ray ST18i I have Super Jelly Bean http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2135918 ROM installed, with kernel (from Status after I tried installing KK) ...
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My contacts are linked to Google+ multiple times

I have an issue with my contacts. I am running Android 4.4.2 (CyanogenMod 11) on my HTC Ville. All my contacts are linked with G+ accounts many times. My phone lists the same number, email, address ...
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Removing files from & repackaging CyanogenMod ROM zip files

The current CM10 + GApps experience on Motorola Xoom is plagued by the size of the CM10 ROM -- there isn't enough space left after flashing the CM10 zip to fully flash the GApps zip. This results in ...
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How to Custom install a Custom ROM?

The Custom ROM has several apps and features that I will remove and settings that I will set (just like any other ROM) This wouldn't be a big issue if I wouldn't flash a rom every few hours So how to ...
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Flash the newer version of ROM over the old one on ART environment

I've flashed Carbon ROM on my LG G2 (D802) device and when e new Nightly release, I download it and put it on my SD Card and dirty flash it (Only clean Dalvik cache and cache partition). Now I've ...
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Kobo Glo Running Android

I recently bought a Kobo Glo, and while carelessly googling around, stumbled into this: http://www.engadget.com/2013/11/04/kobo-glo-android-hack/ 1) Has any of the fellow SE-Android-lings attempted ...
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I can't flash a custom rom onto my Galaxy Note N700

I just wiped my data and dalvic cache and formatted /cache, /system and /data. I put philz touch recovery (an enhanced CWM) on my phone and now wanted to install a rom. But when I install OmniROM it ...
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Very high mobile data usage reported by carrier, no evidence in phone

My phone is a galaxy Note II, I found out yesterday that I breached the 5 GB limit of data usage for the month when the carrier completely cut my data connections. I went to check the reported usage ...
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Galaxy s2 4.4 totaly stock rom?

I am looking for 4.4.x rom for my galaxy s2. I have installed beanstalk 4.4.2 rom, but what I don't like about it is that it is very "custom". I am looking for rom, similar to super nexus - absolutely ...
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How to replace Cyanogenmod dialer/contacts/messaging(texting) apps?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 with Verizon. I've recently rooted it and installed Cyanogenmod 10.1. Of ocurse, when you buy the phone brand new, it comes with all the built-in apps from the ...
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Orbot on HTC DNA running Viper DNA not requesting root

I have a rooted HTC DNA running Viper DNA and when I try to request root through orbot, the wizard skips to the next step. Here is the log when I try to run orbot: Orbot is starting… Orbot is ...
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Custom ROM for Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet?

I have rooted, and installed CWM on my ICS TPT. (Don't you just luurve those TLA's?) So now I'd like to install a custom ROM. There is an alpha version of CyanogenMod 9.2, which apparently works ...
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LG P500H After root Troubleshooting Problems

I have downloaded LG P 500H cyanogenmod-10 software and I have installed 4.1.2 on my phone. It is working normally except the Mobile Network signal is not connecting. Can any one provide a solution? ...
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Howto encrypt my external SD card [duplicate]

Today I encrypted my android phone. Now I want to encrypt the external SD card as well. When I open System settings > Security, I don't see an option to encrypt the external sd card. I'm on Android ...
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Splitting Android partitions

Assuming I've a rooted phone, how can I split my /data partition into two partitions? I'd like to have multiple smaller partitions, instead of a single big one.
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How do I mount an existing Truecrypt container on an AOSP rom like Cyanogenmod?

I have an existing Truecrypt container (AES encryption), how do I mount it on my AOSP rom? I have already downloaded Cryptonite (which contains Truecrypt in command-line form) but I'm not sure what ...
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Galaxy Ace Problem booting in Recovery and Download Mode

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830. I want to install CWM and then flash a custom rom. When I try to boot into recovery it says RamDump etc. When I boot in Download it starts normally and says ...
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Why custom roms are .zip filed than made as .ftf

I am asking about Sony Xperia devices and I dont know this suites other brands or not. The custom roms provided by the ROM cooks were .zip files where we need to flash the kernel and then the rom zip ...
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LiveSuit (or other similar tools) for Linux or BSD

I need to Flash a new ROM on to a Allwinner A13 tablet. But I have no access to a windows Box. Is there any tools like LiveSuit for Linux or BSD. Also if/how to install tablet device driver.
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Are custom ROMs really required? [duplicate]

Are there any specific advantages of using custom ROMs? I am using a stock ROM and removed all the bloatware. I tried few tweaks in build.prop and init.d and use greenify for better RAM and battery ...
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Manually add UID to a system group

Let's say i create a custom group on Android (We will call it GID 5000) and i want to add users (apps) to this group, how can i manually add the app's UID to GID 5000 ? If possible, without touching ...
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Why Do I Need to Wipe Dalvik Cache?

When I'm updating a custom ROM, there's always an instruction to wipe the Dalvik cache. I don't see a reason why this is necessarily. Watching the logcat while the system is booting I can clearly see ...
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Force install of custom rom on unsupported device (MT6575) [duplicate]

A friend of mine bought a fake iphone coming from Thailand. It have a fake iOs rom on it which is translated in English but a lot of part aren't... Is there a way to install a CyanogenMod even if the ...
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What Android parts do these terms describe?

Android users frequently use a lot of words with unclear meanings. In particular, they use these words a lot: Framework / framework-res.apk: What purpose does this structure serve? Flashing: What ...
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Android Custom ROM Missing “Add Google Account” Option

In the customized Android system, all pre-installed google apps are missing and it's not allowed to add google account. I downloaded the Gapps from http://goo.im/gapps, but I cannot install the apps ...
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What is the difference between: Rooting, Jailbreak, ROM, Mod, etc.?

What is the difference between: Unlocking the bootloader (prerequisite for doing many, though not all, other things below) Rooting Jailbreaking ROM NAND and Nandroid Operating System Mod (e.g. ...
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Custom ROM targeted for children

Is there a custom ROM that is targeted at child users? I would be interested in features such as: custom screens per child restricted app usage (installing, removing, screen/usage time, blocking in ...
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Android 4.3 Privacy Protection settings get reset from time to time

I use JB 4.3.1 (Avatarrom). In system settings > security > Privacy protection I can set which apps have access to my contacts. I've set this many times, and I notice that after one or two days ...
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Custom ROM for RK292X?

I'm very newbie. I have a tablet AOC Breeze MW0712, when I try upgrade the firmware in the official page I see that the chip is RK292X. This rom can be installed in a chip RK292X ? The steps are ...
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Why are there not generic phone OS installers?

I am used to install and remove various operating systems in my PCs, even having several at a time. Usually, to install a new OS means: Burn the ISO to a CD/DVD/USB. Insert it. Boot. (Maybe you ...
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Xperia sp c502 rooting

I want to root my Xperia SP C502. Can anyone tell me how I can root it? I know there is chance that rooting can completely destroy my mobile. In that case: is their any solution to repair, and is ...