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Deleted contact still appears in people list HTC M9

I have deleted a persons contact details and their number has disappeared from whatsapp and my phone list. However when ever I go onto the people tab, their name and full details still appear. I hold ...
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I want to remove my google account from hudl2 but still keep it on my pc?

How do I remove my google account from my hudl2 but still keep it on my pc?
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How can I secure-wipe free space?

Any way that I can securely wipe free internal storage on Android? I am not talking about secure deleting, but just wiping whatever is possible to recover.
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How to delete “phantom” file on Sony Google TV?

I was attempting to copy a large movie file from my NAS to my Sony Google TV, and apparently something happened during the transfer. It appeared to complete successfully, but the file is basically a ...
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How can I disable or delete a 4 digit VPN password I accidentally set in my ZTE SPEEDS N9130 phones settings after tapping on VPN?

I did this 2 days ago not realizing what I was doing. It has caused a "numeric keypad like" to be present on my phones screen everytime I go to do anything at all with the phone. It won't allow me to ...
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Is there a native way to find all the installed apps that have access to a phone feature?

Is there a native way to filter installed apps by permission (features they have access to)? For example, filter all the apps that have access to the camera. Looking to delete all the apps that have ...
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Wipe /data/ but not /data/media/ through ADB shell or fastboot

I know I can use fastboot -w or fastboot erase userdata, but these erase /data/media/, the internal storage which is located at /data/media/0/..., which I don't want. Is there a way that doesn't ...
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Delete dumpstate/logcat without dialer

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5110 wihtout SIM nor dialer app. It's gone out of memory so I'm trying to delete the log files which I suspect can be occupying about 1 GB. The issue is that I ...
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I Deleted files on internal storage but free space remains the same

I noticed I had 623MB free in my internal storage so I connected my Android to my Laptop and navigated to the Thumbnails folder which had lot of files and was big in size. I selected all files and ...
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Droid Explorer wont change anything (Delete, Paste, Uninstall)

I want change files in root but I can't. It can't delete any system file (No change). It can't add any file in system/app or anywhere in root! It can't uninstall any system app from system/app. (Droid ...
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Unable to delete old calendars from Microsoft Outlook Android App

Software: Microsoft Outlook App on Android Microsoft Outlook for Windows, version 2007 I currently have a work account which I have synced with my Android, and for some reason, all of the ...
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What if I erase an undelivered message

My questions are concerning Whatsapp. If I send a message, there are three indicators - one tick,two ticks and two blue ticks. If I delete it when it's still being sent (one tick),will the second ...
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How to clear a Folder (e.g. Downloads) automatically on a regular/scheduled basis?

There is a folder on an Android phone that continually fills with junk. Instead of clearing that folder manually on a regular basis, how can I setup up a way to have that folder be automatically ...
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is there a way to delete the picture on hangouts so they see it?retrieve picture

i wanted to recall a photo I sent to someone on accident. They are out of town so i know they haven't seen it yet. is there a way to delete the picture on hangouts so they see it?
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Samsung Galaxy S4 (root) cannot remove APK file [duplicate]

My Samsung Galaxy S4 have been inject some virus in /system/app. Now I root my phone and run rm command by root user, but still can not remove the APK file. The system show: rm failed for ...
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Getting rid of upgrade message

I have an HTC One m7 and had the Google Plus+ Edition 5.0.1 & 5.1 ROM flashed, but recently I flashed the SlimKat version of SlimROMS but I still get a message to upgrade to Android 5.1 but it ...
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Touchwiz deleted Galaxy S Duos. Phone doesnt work beyond language setting

I have a Samsung Galaxy S Duos with Root access. Recently I removed Touchwiz through Root Uninstaller. After uninstalling, the phone screen went blank. The only thing visible was the notification bar ...
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Editing / deleting “Only this event” in Android offline calendars

On some Android KitKat devices, calendar apps provide three options when editing or deleting a recurring calendar event in an offline calendar: Only this event This and future events All events in ...
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How to clear an Android device without losing root?

I am considering selling an Android (KitKat) phone that is rooted. Normally, when selling a phone, I would recommend performing a factory reset. Do root privileges typically survive a factory reset? ...
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How to clear the data usage?

I'm using Kitkat. I can not able the delete the data usage of Mobileas well as Wifi. Is there any option to Clear the data usage in rooted & unrooted Mobile Phone ?
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Old contacts show on my partner's phone despite erasing it on mine

My partner tells me that number and names of contact I have deleted keep appearing as soon as I log on. I do NOT have these numbers and names in my contacts. How it is so? How can I fix that? Do I ...
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Delete a path too long

An unstable version of Android 5.1.1 caused a bootloop on my phone. I fixed things, but after the incident the 0 directory located inside /storage/emulated/0 dived DEEPLY DOWN. Now I can't delete ...
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I have to delete my deleted call logs permanently

I tried many apps like complete wipe,but I am unable to delete my deleted call logs permanently,whenever I start recovery program they show my deleted call logs can u please suggest how to permanently ...
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Is multi encryption a good way to wipe all traces of personal data before selling the phone?

I am going to sell my phone. It's a Samsung Galaxy S4 i9505 from Germany running Android 5.0.1 "Lollipop". What I have done so far is to encrypt, reset, run camera until memory was full to override ...
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How to get a confirmation when deleting images?

I just bought the LG G4 (Android Lollipop) and I'm pretty concerned that there's no confirmation "dialog" or something when we delete images in the Gallery. Something like "Are you sure?". Because ...
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Recycle Bin for Lollipop?

I have an Samsung S5 running Lollipop v5. Does Lollipop have a concept of a "Recycling Bin" where deleted files go? Or is a file/picture really deleted when I delete it?
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How to remove unwanted system applications in Andriod on Samsung Tab 4 T231? [duplicate]

Several apps come preloaded on the tablet and I want to trash them. What's the way out?
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Cannot individually delete phone number from contact list

I have one or two contacts on the People app's list with two or more duplicated phone numbers. How do I delete them individually, without deleting the whole contact ? I don't see this option on the ...
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How Recover deleted data from internal memory of non rooted Moto G device?

This is my first post here :). My question is to recover accidentally deleted data from a Moto G (the device is not rooted and has Android 4.4.4 inside) with avoiding any potential data loss. So the ...
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Command to delete full sentences or dictation session?

Is there a way to delete entire sentences when using voice recognition? Perhaps the functionality I am asking about doesn't even exists?
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Android shows no lock screen, and homebuttons doesn't work after accidentally deleting MediaProvider.apk in MTK6582 device

I have an MTK6582 phone. I accidentally deleted MediaProvider.apk from /priv-apps folder including its .odex. Now it does not recognize SD card. So I did a factory reset, and now: there is no lock ...
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Unable to delete a file in /data/data with root permissions

I own a Moto G which is in 5.0.2 with KK bootloader. An app created a folder in /data/data which sustains in the memory even after uninstallation of the app. I couldn't remove the folder in any way. ...
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How can I delete backed up Google+ photos off of the phone?

How can I delete backed up Google+ photos off of the phone? I know Flikr has support for this, and I don't think there is a way to do this natively with Google+, so is there a 3rd party app or ...
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How do I Delete the 5.0.1 OTA Update on my Rooted Nexus 4?

A while back I rooted my phone with the stock 5.0 image, and was then pestered by the OTA 5.0.1 update that came shortly after. Research led me to find a way to disable the event listeners that pop ...
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Deleting images on SD card is sometimes painfully slow, how can I speed it up?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 with about 3G available storage on the device, and 40G available on a SD card. The Camera settings are to store photos on the SD card. When using the stock Gallery app to ...
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How to allow apps to delete SD card content

I have Android version 5.0 on two different devices and on both, if I delete any user content (e.g. photos, music) stored on the SD card it appears to be removed but moments later reappears exactly as ...
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Can't delete large thumbnail file

I have a very large thumbnail file on my phone (Note 2) which I can't delete. Does anyone know a way to get rid of it? The file is: /storage/emulated/0/DCIM/.thumbnails/1383441028546.jpg I've ...
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Can my Droid MAXX NOT delete everything if someone enters in the wrong password 10 times?

Recently someone was messing with my phone when they shouldn't have been, most likely playing with the password screen (I use the pattern thing with nine dots), and my phone factory reset. I'm trying ...
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Restrict/remove delete functionality

Is there any way to remove delete functionality from the easily accessible UI components, especially the photo gallery? It's way too easy to access and delete things you shouldn't, e.g. friends trying ...
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email adress on facebook app

How do I make the facebook app "forget" my e-mail address? It's driving me insane... Since I'm a little paranoid, it seems that if I lose my phone, all anyone has to do is to enter my password into my ...
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Find unused contacts

As I've moved from phone to phone over the years I've built up a fairly unmanageable contact list. I'm trying to delete old contacts that I no longer need, but I hate having text messages with no ...
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If I delete all photos on my phone, will contacts pictures also be deleted?

If I delete all photos on my phone, will contacts pictures also be deleted? I have pictures that I use for some of my contacts. The picture is what shows up when they call or if I text them (the ...
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how to really permanently delete everything on samsung s4 active?

I will give my phone to technical service due to a problem on battery. I am a little paranoid about technical service employee and don't trust them in terms of personal privacy. I read that factory ...
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What really happens during a factory reset? Does it securely erase all data?

When you "factory reset" an android phone, are you formatting the phone storage by securely erasing all data and writing over them with zeroes, or are you simply deleting the files by hiding them from ...
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Why every new contact added to my phone gets delted after sycn with my google account?

It's been for over a month. In android 4.4 and 4.3 I have tested. Any time I add a new contact to my Google contacts, the second I turn on my wifi it gets disappeared. I guess the problem lies with ...
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apps removed are still creating folders in android

Folders/files which are deleted are being re-created on my SD card. Not sure which app is re-creating it(or is it Android which is recreating, how can I confirm which app) I delete them, but these ...
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Delete a homescreen on Motorola Moto G

I wondered how I could remove an empty homescreen on a Motorola Moto G with Android 4.4 (Kitkat).. I tried to de-zoom, like I used to do with my older android phone (galaxy S3), but it doesn't work. ...
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How do I get rid of synced contacts?

I want to get rid of the contacts that were synced through my Skype, Facebook, and Gmail accounts. How do I do this? I don't want to factory reset my phone, but if I have to....
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Delete a specific web page from history in Firefox Aurora for Android?

Is there a way to delete a specific site visited from the browsing history without needing to clear it completely?
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Is there a way to eliminate Google Play Books / Newsstand?

I've never used Books or Newsstand, and I'm continually running out of space. Is there a way to just delete these apps? Android 4.1.2 Kernel 3.0.31-889555