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Bulk Android Device Provisioning

I'm working for a company that wants to hand out 1000's of Android tablets with a bunch of OS customisations, i.e. specific preinstalled apps, default home page, amongst other things. What solutions ...
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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 enhance performance of Galaxy Star Pro 7262

I have a 2 year old Samsung galaxy star pro 7262 which I recently rooted and installed the Android KitKat custom ROM by Slim KK. My phone lags a bit and takes sometime to load Google Maps and apps ...
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How can I disable automatic OTA updates on a Nexus device on Marshmallow?

Well, the title says it all. With Google's new policy of issuing monthly security updtaes to Nexus devices going on from Marshmallow, me, the proud owner of a Nexus 9 (16GB,WiFi, Build version: ...
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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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How to configure Android phone to get notifications of work emails sent directly to me

For my work, I have a company email account. I use the 'K-9 Mail' app to read on my Android phone (Nexus 6). Among the emails, on my phone, I really only care to read emails that have my name ...
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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 Block All App Notifications but Allow Phone Calls?

I have been looking in several Android forums today trying to figure out if there is a way to block all app notifications with a single action or setting but allow phone calls? I'm trying to make it ...
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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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Modification to WhatsApp apk

So, basically I wanted to modify the looks of my WhatsApp (WhatsApp 2.12.317) application in my Android. This is what I have done: 1.Decompiled the APK using apktool 2.0.2 2.Did the necessary ...
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Is it possible to adjust aspect ratio on an Android device?

I have an Android device that has a 4:3 aspect ratio. When I watch videos in full screen mode, sometimes the aspect ratio causes the video to be distorted. Is there a way to temporarily adjust the ...
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Manual icon change now apk wont install

Well I've went into the res folder to spruce up an app icon figuring it would look much better with the modified alternative. The icon png 's are stored in about five different folders. ...
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How to set lock screen wallpaper in OnePlus 2?

OnePlus 2 doesn't have the head of 'Themes' under 'Settings' menu. Nor is it giving an option of lock screen when choosing 'Set as' for a photo.
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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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Xposed module for Lollipop theme in Xperia P [4.1.2 JB]

I've recently rooted my Sony Xperia P and installed Xposed framework. Currently, it's running the stock ROM with latest OTA update [Android JB 4.1.2]. Can anyone please tell me if there are any stable ...
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After Custom Rom My Device Become Very Slow

I am using QMobile Noir A8 (it's a Pakistani Android device) with custom ROM. I am having a problem with the custom ROM. My device becomes very slow when I connect to the internet. All apps (Facebook, ...
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Change functionality of Navigation bar in Android M

I want to edit the functionality of my Navigation bar. I would like to change the "app switcher button" to "Switch to Last App" and long-press to be "app switcher button". I know this is doable with ...
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Use app drawer of Guest account in Owner Account

I recently found out about the Guest account on Android. When snooping around I found the app drawer of the Guest account much nicer than the standard app drawer. Does anyone know if it's possible ...
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Change Settings' color scheme in Lollipop [duplicate]

Someone was fiddling with my Android (version 5.1.1) phone and somehow managed to change the Settings' color scheme. I've tried to reset the theme to no avail. I've also noticed some notifications ...
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Entering a backtick with the Swype keyboard

I have a Samsung Galaxy S and use the Swype keyboard by default (OK, I'm addicted to it). Using Swype, I can't find the backtick character, `, which limits my ability to answer questions or add ...
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How to change the density (DPI) for specific applications?

How do I change DPI for applications only (different density for system and separate for each app)? I suppose there exist some specific part of code to change DPI value.
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App icons are surrounded by border of another color. How can I change them?

I've got a OnePlus One running Cyanogen OS 12.1 (Android 5.1.1) and some of my app icons have a weird border. It seems like the actual icon just got smaller and the background got a color. Does anyone ...
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how can I customize Andriod interface? [closed]

What are my options to customize the android interface? I have android lollipop. For example, visually, I find having all the apps in one screen confusing. I have like 5 functions that I should ...
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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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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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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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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.