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How do I remove a custom MIUI lockscreen via adb or other means?

So I downloaded a lockscreen for MIUI from the themes app but apparently it doesn't go well with my phone and it just displays the wallpaper without the actual lockscreen. The problem is, now, I can't ...
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How to add a custom keyboard layout?

Disclaimer: There seem to be a number of potential duplicates to this question on common android forums and SX sites (e.g.: How to install a custom keyboard in Android?), but many are a couple of ...
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Is Android designed to not rely on com.android.systemui if I disable it?

I have found that my tablets seem to work just as well with com.android.systemui disabled (if you disregard the fact that navigation bar and recents panel etc disappears) which is acceptable to me. ...
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Can I change what the button on my earphone does?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Young with Gingerbread. I also have a pair of Samsung earphones. Is there any way I can change the pause button so that it functions as a previous track button?
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How to customize the quick settings drop-down menu in android 4.2?

As of title, is there any way to customize the quick settings grid available in Android 4.2 ? This feature has potential, but in most cases it does not take advantage of the screen size.
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Is there a way to change toggles?

Is there a way to change the toggles in Lollipop? I'd like to remove and add some.
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Is there a way I can make the font size smaller on default messaging app of LG L70

I have a rooted LG L70 (D325) and I want to make the font size of default messaging app smaller. I changed the font size on the settings but it is quite large to me that the person beside my can read ...
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Unlocking features on custom samsung galaxy tab 3 lite SM-T111NQ

My organization gave me this custom made Samsung tab(on boot the logo of the organizations shows)along with the normal samsung booting logo. The problem is that some features were disabled on the ...
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Can I change the bootloader image on my unlocked moto g in an easy way for another custom image?

I have unlocked the bootloader of my moto G 2013 mobile and now I get the warning message and I'd like to change it for a simple highresolution image of my choice. Is there a really simple way to do ...
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Is it possible to add a custom entry into the “Share” list?

I need the ability to upload files (images to specific) from my phone to my own custom website using the "Share" option. Is that something easy to setup by mod'ing the OS or installing another app? I ...
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Unlock Bootloader

Has anyone as of yet figured out how to unlock the bootloader on A Cricket Kyocera Hydro C5171? I really would love to know how if it's been done yet. Thank you.
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Disabling smiley key on keyboards with the stock messaging app in ICS

I'm using a custom ROM for ICS on my Samsung Galaxy S. I like being able to create a new line in a text message, but the 'enter' key on all keyboards I use (though primarily Swype) is replaced with a ...
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Force an app to full-screen mode

Is it possible to force an app into full-screen mode so all the soft-keys will disappear and the app will take up the entire screen areas?
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Customizing charging animation in Asus Zenfone 5

I recently rooted my Asus Zenfone 5. When I looked at the system files using ES, I found that the animation used while charging the phone, when it is charging. I was wondering if I would ruin the ...
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How to add comments in build.prop file?

If it differs across Android versions, provide answer specifically for KitKat and Lollipop. Thanks
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Change color scheme on Samsung Galaxy S4 running Lollipop 5.0.1

I updated to Lollipop 5.0.1 on my Samsung Galaxy S4 this morning. Now my color scheme in apps such as the texting/messaging app is Orange, Blue, Green, and Yellow. All together. It even changes the ...
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How to speed up interface animations?

Animations between screens (slide effect or otherwise) or when launching/closing an app (zoom effect) are cool at the beggining. Now I just find them cumbersome. Is there a way to speed them up or ...
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How to customize font size and color in Jelly Bean?

The combination of small font size, low contrast color schemes (gray on gray), and the erratic operation of the auto-intensity makes the screen difficult to read in many circumstances. I like ...
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Is it possible to remove text from under the icons on the home screen?

I'm familiar with all the icons on my home screen. I think it would look better, at least to me, if the text from under those icons is gone. Is this possible? I'm willing to root my device for this, ...
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android keyboard background

Can I change the background of my keyboard, such as using my own pictures as the background of the keyboard? I searched this for a long time but there's still no way to do that. I've download an app ...
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Customize date display format?

Is it possible to customize the format in which Android displays the current date? I'm interested mainly in: the date format at the top on screen when pulling down the notification menu (currently ...
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How to map “settings” button to “recent apps” on Samsung Galaxy S4 with cyanogenmod

On a rooted Samsung Galaxy S4 (SGH-M919 aka jfltetmo) running Cyanogenmod 11, how can I remap the leftmost hardware button so it brings up the recent apps list?
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Zooper: How do I change the font in part of a Rich Text element?

I want to make part of a Rich Text item in a Zooper widget a different font. For instance, making the hours on a clock Roboto Black, the colon Roboto, and the minutes Roboto Thin. However, I don't see ...
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How to change/remove icons on LG lock screen?

I have LG Optimus L5 with Android 4.0.3. When screen is locked there are four icons (Phone, Messaging, E-mail, Camera) in the bottom of it. If I tap on it and slide, screen unlocks and the tapped app ...
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Customizing virtual home button's app launcher

I currently acquired a Motorola G and I'm wishing to add another application to the pop menu that appears when press-holding the home button besides the one that calls the search engine. I'm currently ...
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Customize S-View cover display for Note 3?

I really don't like the look and function of the S-View window on my Samsung Note 3. Is there a way I can customize it to use my widgets or at least use a different background. I understand I can ...
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Can I Install Only The Google Account rather than the entire stack?

I am currently running an Aosp-based custom rom on Android 4.4.2 with zero bloatware, yeah, I detest bloatware. After going through struggles with the amount of resources Google's play services do to ...
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How to install extensions on Android's stock browser?

I have JellyTime (R30 - https://code.google.com/p/jellytime/) installed on my HTC Desire HD phone which is running a variance of Jelly Bean 4.1.2. Is it possible to add some extensions/features to ...
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Modifying a Stock ROM

I'm an Android newbie who has a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7" Wifi (SM-T210) and would like to retrieve its stock ROM, modify certain files and add some applications to the system partition, and then flash ...
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Lenovo Tablet A1 disable screen lock

I have a Lenovo Tablet A1 and don't know how to configure the screen settings as I would like them. I want that after a certain timeout the screen dims, and/or goes black, but doesn't actually lock. ...
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Customizing the reminder.

Currently, the reminders are carried out by a one-time vibration (which is too easy to miss) What settings do you go to to make them say, do 5 loud beeps or something? This is for note 3.
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Educational tablet mass-customization

I am working on a small nonprofit project to bring educational tablers to rural areas of Thailand. I would like to ask you guys to help me out with the task. There are 100 chinese tablets donated. I ...
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change amber/weather alert turns

does anyone know how to change the alert tone for weather/amber alerts? I'd like to get them, but I can't stand the ear splitting EAS tone, especially in the middle of the night. Cyanogenmod 10.2 if ...
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Make the notification drawer animation faster

I'm running a SlimKat ROM on Sony Xperia Z Ultra. For me the open animation of the notification drawer is too slow. Is there any way to make it faster or disable at all?
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What Changes Take Place When Installing A Custom Launcher eg Nova To A Rom?

If I install a custom launcher eg Nova on Stock Android 4.4.3, what inherently changes ? Similarly if I were to then install a custom rom eg Paranoid Android, are the benefits gained from installing ...
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changing the lock screen time and date display lg l5

How do i change the design and look of the time and date display on my lock screen? Where is the option that lets you change the design/way the time and date is displayed?
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How to modify Quick Settings menu in Acer Liquid Z5?

I have an Acer Liquid Z5 (Z150), Android 4.2. I want to modify the quick settings menu so I can remove the screen brightness or powersave mode buttons, but I can't find any such option in the stock ...
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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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Are there any landline phones running Android?

I'm looking for a landline phone (not necessarily cordless) which runs on Android and gives me the associated control, customisability, and for a bonus, market access. Does such a thing exist?
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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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Replacing my default phone application with other one

Can I replace my phone.apk from system/app to a new Phone application such as Swipe Dialer Pro . will it do any harm.there is also one additional apk in system/app called phone service. Apk. what's ...
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widgets with cutomized service?

I am new to android, just bought a nexus 5. I am now trying to customize my desktop (I am using nova launcher + Zooper free widget maker ). Now, the problem is, can I customize the service of a ...
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Transparent app drawer background on a rooted phone

I tried to achieve this using Xposed FW's Gravity Box, Xblast tools but was unable to find this setting. Is there any app or mod that allows us to achieve a transparent/semi transparent app drawer ...
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Can I reduce app space by deleting unwanted files?

Specifically, I'm an artist and use PicsArt photo studio a lot, which is a great app. The issue is that my phone is ALWAYS low on space (thanks a bunch, sprint bloatware!) So this app is awesome, but ...
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How to change notification pane image

I've just installed an ICS Rom (HTC Nameless) which has background images in both the notification pane and app drawer. These images don't appear to be well planned, because I can't read anything very ...
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Is There *Any* Way To Increase Internal Memory?

Ok, even to me this question sounds stupid but I let's just go with "the only dumb question is the one not asked". I have nearly 14Gb free on my SD card but the Motorola Droid only has 128Mb internal ...
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HTC WildFire Home Screen

Couple of weeks back I purchased HTC-WildFire. I did not find a way to change my default home screen. Is it possible to change my default home screen with my own custom screen. If it is possible I ...
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Can I use two different messaging applications?

When you have a new phone, before setting preferences, actions that have more than one application capable to fulfil that request, present you a popup with those applications for you to choose; for ...