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Is the data associated with an app cleared when an app is uninstalled?

The data associated with an app which we see when we go to Applications > Manage Applications > application, is it cleared when we hit "Uninstall" or is it left untouched by the uninstaller? The ...
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How do I delete an email in Gmail from the notification screen?

The latest Gmail app update (26 MAR 2013) introduced a feature for devices running Android 4.1 (Jellybean) and higher wherein a user could directly archive / reply to an email from within the ...
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Is there a way to erase my personal data without losing my apps?

I have an ADP1 running 2.2.1, and used it with my Google Account. I have to give it to a friend, and want to erase all my personal data viz. email, chat logs, photos in the gallery synced with picasa, ...
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Mails deleted in android gmail app are not deleted from server

I have installed android on my HT device.. when I delete the mails from android gmail app, they are still available on server and i can see them using gmail web page.. can anyone give me solution? ...
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What will happen if I “Clear data” for the “Settings” app? (com.android.settings)

I'm on a stable (Installer) build of Cyanogenmod 11 on a Galaxy Nexus, and for a while I've not been able to access 'Settings' at all - tapping on it to try to open it, gives me a "Unfortunately, ...
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How do you delete thousands of text messages at once?

I have a HTC vivid and need to delete about 30,000 texts. Every time I try to do it, it freezes my phone. The same thing happens when I try to create a backup.
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Contents of .bookmark_thumb1

I've got one of these folders on my HTC Desire 2.3 and I'm assuming that it's standard across all devices. It looks to contain screenshots of pages that I have visited using the built in browser and ...
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How to Securely Delete Data from Phone and Card

I'm planning on selling my current Android (2.2) device and was wondering what is the best way to remove all of my data from the phone and memory card. Will a factory reset do it? What about ...
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Is there a way to detect that SMS text messages have been deleted, or is there a text message deletion history?

I don't know if this is possible, but is there a way to detect that SMS text messages were deleted on an android phone, specifically the Samsung Galaxy S4 phone, Android OS 4.2? I'm not looking to ...
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Delete all music NOT in playlist?

I have a playlist of favorite music on my phone. It's time I got I'm of all the others that I regularly skip and never listen to. How can I select all music that is NOT in that playlist in order yo ...
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How can I delete AVG Antivirus on my Xperia Z1?

I have installed AVG Antivirus Free Edition, but when I go to setting to delete it I can't do it, neither the data, only I can delete the cache. If I go to google play and to AVG Free edition there ...
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How do I delete all data from my Android phone?

My phone has got some error and I am returning it to the service center. As my phone contains my personal data, images and videos I would like to erase them so that they can never be recovered (even ...
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How to delete synchronized pictures?

I've chosen allow Google to synchronize information from my email to my phone, but the result is not as interesting as it sounds! I see some pictures in the Gallery that I wouldn't have in my phone, ...
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How do I delete a file from my Xoom?

I downloaded a drawing app for my Xoom and it saves the pictures to the local device (called "SD Card" even though it is internal space). How do I delete those files? I can find them to attach to ...
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SMS messages won't delete no matter what

I have a phone which has thousands of SMS. Now it's very difficult to delete them all and the SMS app always hangs. I have tried the following to no avail: Select All SMS > Delete Downloaded SMS ...
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How can I erase whole phone securely? [duplicate]

How can I erase my phone completely and securely before selling it for someone else? I have read that secure deletion procedures used on regular hard disks are ineffective on flash drives connected ...
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Can I retrieve files from the voice recorder app after they've been deleted?

Is there any way I can retrieve files that were accidentally deleted from the voice recorder on an HTC Thunderbolt?
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Unable to delete file on sdcard

Can anyone tell me what the file and folders are in the picture below? I can't do anything or delete these files and folders. They are coming into my external sd-card. If I format the sdcard they are ...
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Safe to remove 'OpenFeint' folder?

Given that OpenFeint seems to no longer be in service (OpenFeint service shutting down Dec 14), was wondering if it is safe to remove the OpenFeint folder from the phone. The main reason is that for ...
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Do I have any chance to recover this video?

Using Samsung Galaxy ACE s5830 Android 2.3.6 Well I made a mistake. I was recording an important video with my smartphone (the default video recorder) and then I put the cellphone close to my chest. ...
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will deleting my whatsapp account delete my messages from my contacts phone?

I wanted to know if my messages will still be visible to the people I sent them to in the past when I delete my whatsapp account. I basically want my whatsapp messages to be deleted from their phone. ...
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How can I delete my /sdcard/.xiaoniubook/ directory?

I downloaded a free book app from the Android Market and it installed just fine, but when I went to open it it told me I needed to try to delete the /sdcard/.xiaoniubook/ directory and restart my ...
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How can I delete ALL alarms in the stock Clock app?

How can I delete ALL alarms in the stock Clock app? I see that you can delete them one-by-one, but I have 50+ (created regularly with voice commands), and I'd like to get rid of them in one action.
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How do I empty the Downloads Folder

My internal sd card is full because the downloads folder my browser saves stuff to contains a bunch of old files. How do I empty this downloads folder in android?
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What does deleting a file really do? [closed]

When I run an app, select a file, and choose "delete" what happens then: the file is moved to trash (and later is removed by OS when some conditions are met) the file is removed from the filesystem ...
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Why is Music Player deleting my music?

I recently installed a new SD card in my phone, so I moved all of my music from my phone to my SD. After I moved my music, I noticed that all of my soundtracks were corrupted. Each of them only had ...
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Can I delete Zinio pdf files?

There are password protected page1.pdf, page2.pdf, etc... under mnt/sdcard/com.zinio.mobile.android.reader/9380198313/123123231/32123213 etc... Can I delete them?
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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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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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Can the disk digger app restore a file even after factory reset

I recently read about how disk digger app works for android, I wanted to know if the app could search the memory and find the deleted files even after doing factory reset?
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HTC Sense Personal Dictionary Doesn't Show Word

HTC EVO 4G LTE Running Android 4.1.1 I was typing along and was trying to make a point in a text by capitalizing the word LOT. Well, I accidently saved it to the custom dictionary on the next ...
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Applications installed get deleted after connecting USB to PC

I had installed quite a few applications on my tablet. But after I connected it to the PC for data transfer some of the applications got deleted by its own. I connected to the PC by plugging in the ...
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How to delete everything?

My phone is either infected or simply has an error in one of my apps and gives me the com.android.phone stopped error (plus the one like 44 01 21, don't remember exactly). I took phone to the ...
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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
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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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Application for randomly deleting files

I like to listen to my music randomly, so I have an application on PC that can upload random part of my music collection to my Android phone. But sometimes I run out of space while not near the PC, ...
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Failed app installation, storage full, safe to delete files manually?

I tried to install NetFlix, and during the installation my phone rebooted. After coming back up, the internal storage space was reported as low (and it is, only a few MB left) so I can't attempt a ...
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Deleting contacts in bulk - Ice cream sandwich

I just got my Galaxy Nexus, and from logging into some service, I can't figure out which, it automatically imported contacts which I don't want on the phone. Is there a way to delete contacts in bulk? ...
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How to delete gReader stored RSS feeds from Phone memory manually [closed]

I was just fiddling with gReader when I noticed that by default the application saves the feeds to the phone memory. So I immediately changed that to SD card memory. However, on doing this all the ...
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unbrick 4.1 jelly bean Alcatel One Touch Idol

I have an Alcatel One Touch Idol running 4.1 jelly bean, and I accidentally soft bricked the device. I have no play store apps. No browser, no maps apps. How can I unbrick my device?
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Email app - Recycle Bin retains deleted items with Corporate Account

I'm running stock Android 4.4.4, using the built in Email app (version 6.2-1227136) with a Corporate (Exchange) email account. It is set to sync the last two weeks emails. When I delete an email via ...
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How to retrieve deleted messages from andriod phone

I am using micromax canvas HD A116 android phone. Two weeks ago i updated my andriod version from 4.1.2 to 4.2.1 from service center. I was using GOSMS app where i saved four text message in private ...
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deleting photos from my phone

i have transferred the DCIM folder to my computer and deleted the file from my phone,but the photos still show up in my gallery for some reason
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Cannot remove folder from Internal Storage

I have a Problem with my rooted Galaxy Nexus running Paranoid Android 4.3 (3.99). I have 2 folders in the main memory named rom and roms which I cannot remove. Nor with a file manager nor with a ...
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Deleting messages in whatsapp

I had lot of private and group conversations over an year through whatsapp, but all of a sudden the space it takes seems to be on a high.I was able to delete private messages by long pressing the ...
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Is there a way to lock the delete function on android?

I have a buddy I share my phone with and we are currently without an SD card. We download movies and watch them but quickly run out of space on the phone. 4 times now he has "accidentally" deleted all ...
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How to clear cookies, history and other private data in the Chrome browser?

Is there any way to delete cookies, history and other private data in the Google Chrome browser on Android? There is no such option in the Android version of the browser.
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How to permanently delete stored images in /data

I have a rooted HTC Desire HD with a Custom Rom. Now, I want to permanently delete the stored images on my internal memory (/data). Everytime I run the app Disk Digger, my old crappy photos seems to ...
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What .apk is missing for my htc wilfire s to be able to boot? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can't boot my Htc Wildfire S after deleting Sense I have deleted some pre installed apps on my Htc Wildfire S. Now I am not able to start it, does anyone know which ...
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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 ...