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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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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 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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Block heads-up/peeking notifications when certain app is in foreground

Ordinarily I love the peeking notifications in Marshmallow. They're really useful 95% of the time, and save me a lot of pulling down the notification shade. But when a real-time game is in the ...
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Auto-hide notification bar while apps are open

With a custom launcher, you can auto-hide the notification bar on the home screen and swipe down to make it re-appear. However when you open an app, the notification bar re-appears. Is there any way ...
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Lollipop theme on Android KitKat

I have a Dell Venue 8 running Android 4.4.2 KitKat. I want my Android to look like Lollipop without rooting, from status-bar to navigation keys, everything like Lollipop.
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How can I disable automatic OTA updates on a Nexus device on Marshmallow?

With Google's new policy of issuing monthly security updates to Nexus devices going on from Marshmallow, me, the proud owner of a Nexus 9 (16GB,WiFi, Build version: MRA58K), has to dirty flash all the ...
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Pin application fullscreen, and allow call other apps(kiosk mode like)

Is there a way, or there exists a launcher that could lock an Application to fullscreen, and create a whitelist of allowed apps that this app could "chain"? Example. I'll lock my app and an end user ...
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Remove SIM notification icon on Xperia Dual

I have an Xperia E4 Dual and I want remove the "SIM 1" icon on the notification bar. My phone is rooted, and I also have installed GravityBox Xposed module, but I can't find "Auto-hide signal icons", ...
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Use volume keys as scroll buttons (on Samsung S6)?

Scrolling through long articles is really tiring. I've read that it's possible to reprogram the volume keys to use as page up/down keys. Is this possible to change on a Samsung S6 running 6.0, ...
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Custom shutdown animation

first post here... So I'm attempting to utilize a custom shutdown animation on my LG K7 that I use for dev purposes.. Ive made backups of the original shutdownanimation.zip, and using custom ...
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How to add a folder in a secondary tab?

I'm using Nova Launcher Prime v4.2.2 on my stock and rooted Android 6.0.1. I intend to create folders in secondary tabs under app drawer. Whenever I create a folder entry through Nova Settings → ...
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Modify Android M's recents app panel size on CyanogenMod 13

I'm using CM13. I'm looking for a way to increase the size of the single app in the "Recent Apps" panel size. I'm not trying to display more apps, just want the "cards" to look bigger, but I can't ...
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Which file type to use for these fonts, and how compatible each is for Android 4.1.2?

Just a few things... This question might perhaps have a poor title, but I couldn't figure out how to word it better, so bear with me. I originally asked where to ask this question on SE Meta, which ...
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Executing script on device shutdown

For custom scripts at boot, we have init.d. I want to know if there's a possibility of executing a custom script when shutting down, something similar to init.d or by using an APK?
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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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Change navigation bar icons

I have a Nexus 6 that I am currently playing with which has the "soft key" navigation buttons on the bottom of the screen. It has a triangle for the back button, a circle for the home button and a ...
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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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How to override the long hold center button feature of the Amazon Fire phone?

Because it always triggers the annoying "Hello" lady and usually she will say "I did not get that" in my pocket. That usually freaks me out. There is a temporary way to disable it, but once it's ...
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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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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 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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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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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. res\drawable-...
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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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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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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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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 auto-...
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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, ...