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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Lock-screen information lost calls etc

At my company we use Sophos MDM solution, witch forces all user to set a PIN on their lock screen. I use a Samsung S3 (android 4.1.2) and the lock screen is only a huge numeric key pad. The oterones ...
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Changing the appearance of messages in the Messaging app on Droid RAZR Maxx?

I was just wondering if there was any (easy) way to change the appearance of the native messaging app on Droid RAZR Maxx - it doesn't need to be fancy, just resetting it to the default Android 2.3 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Change background color for notification entries?

Samsung Galaxy 5 (aka 550, Europa, Corby), Samsung's Froyo version (so, Touchwiz. Launcher is ADW Launcher (non-EX). My notifications (the things in the list when you pull down the notification bar, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...