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Which phone configuration is better?

I want to buy Moto G4 Plus phone but I am confused as they are giving us two configurations. 1) 3 GB RAM with Snapdragon 617 Octacore 1.5GHz processor and 32 GB ROM 2) 4 GB RAM with Snapdragon 617 ...
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troubleshooting

I've been having a problem with my cel phone for over a week already it was working good.all of a sudden I put it to charge and was good but when I disconnect the charger it goes off and I put the ...
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My samsung galaxy s4 wont turn on

i have a samsung galaxy s4 mini once i was making a call and after the call all my contacts just vanished so i pressed the power button and choose reboot after that my phone switched off and then it ...
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Send “step” sensor event from ADB

My smartphone has sensors those: Step Detector | Qualcomm | 0x0000001e | on-demand | no batching support | last=<0.000000> Step ...
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Project Fi - Calling Through Hangouts Compared to Calling Through Phone

I use Project Fi for my Nexus 6P running Android version 6.0.1. I noticed that calling through the Hangouts app leads to much clearer audio than calling through the Phone App. I have been using ...
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My Phone isnt working

I havent used my LG Volt phone for a couple of months because i bought a ios phone. My ios phone broke and i tried charging my LG Volt phone over night and turning it on no response. I tried taking my ...
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is there a way to load the android os on an apple phone? [duplicate]

I have a friend who has an I phone, however he wants the look and feel of the android OS. Is there a way to do this without him buying a whole new different phone?
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Samsung Galaxy Core Prime wont turn on

My Samsung Galaxy Core Prime wont turn on. It goes past the Samsung logo and then goes to the metro pcs sign, but it stays there vibrating until it dies. It charges but wont go past the metro pcs ...
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Dead spots on touchscreen: Could it be related to software corruption?

I have a Sony Xperia P running stock Android 4.1.2. A few days ago, my phone started misbehaving and I found some dead spots on its touchscreen. I can't click on some of the areas. Could it be a ...
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Android phone images are not the correct resolution

My android phone has an 8 megapixel camera meaning the resolution of the images should be 3,264 x 2,448. However when i plug my phone into my computer and view the details of the pictures, some are ...
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Emails annoyingly showing notification/unread - even though checked on preview

On notification of new emails on stock Galaxy S7 app, and checking them in preview to see if anything important... but don't need to look at each one individually. Unfortunately, going back to home ...
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Android Tablet Won't Stay Off

I have a Cube U30GT Mini tablet with Android 4.1.1, kernel 3.0.8, Rockchip rk3066. This tablet won't stay off unless the battery is dead. Doing a normal "Power Off" just reboots the tablet. If the ...
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What happens if I unroot

If I were to unroot and shutdown my phone will it be in a bootloop state or will it be fine
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Game crashing on start

I have a samsung trend2 lite with 4Gb of memory... Got 3 games (just to make it clear: clash of clans; chaos warriors and shop heroes) only shop heroes crashes... is there a problem with my phone or ...
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Galaxy S4 boot-loop (hardware fault?)

Last night my Samsung Galaxy S4 (i9505) suddenly crashed while I was playing a game and got into a boot loop. The screen goes all sorts of crazy on boot, so I think it's a hardware problem: There'...
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Camera stopped working on Yu Yureka

My Yu Yureka phone went dead (that is, the screen was blank) and was returned by Micromax after one month after sending it for repairing. I now find that the camera and flash have stopped working and ...
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max microSD capacity? how is this controlled?

So I'm looking at a cheap android phone ($30) to use as an MP3 player while at the gym. I just saw several from the local carriers (perhaps same phone but rebranded?) and they advertised the phone as ...
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How to identify fake call log entries in the Android call log database?

Is there a way to discriminate between real call events and fake call log entries (made using some app) from the call log database in Android?
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Phone downloads mysterious file

I wasn't doing anything with my phone, when I pulled it out of my pocket a notification saying "-tWW3IHZgSg - Download complete." was visible. This file was in the downloads folder, I copied it to my ...
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GPT utility can brick laptops?

Which utility is Android-x86 using for partitions? Is it gdisk? The prompt is to use GPT. What are the risks with regards to formatting a disk with this tool, and installing Android-x86? Under ...
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Windows cant see my android phone. SM-J200F

I reinstall my windows today, and i try to install my phone drivers. when installing drivers I accidentally closed automatic driver install window. So, i try to reinstall but not work. I tried ...
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Is it possible to run android without a screen on plain phone mainboard?

I use Android phone as "brain" of my DIY robot in connection with Arduino Mega board. It is generally low-cost solution, because cheapest Android phone costs about $30 and Arduino Mega clone costs $7. ...
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Camera on ZTE Grand X phone quit working

After having a friend delete some apps on my ZTE Grand X phone, my camera didn't work. I did a soft reset on the phone, but the camera isn't working. It reads "SD card unknown". I'm wondering if I ...
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No 4K option Letv 1s

Last week i bought a Letv 1s mobile. In the device specification it states that the mobile has 4K support. And so the hardware info details. But It dont have 4K options in the default camera app.. ...
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Google contacts [duplicate]

I'm using an android phone (Samsung core prime) and all of my contacts numbers saved in 'google contacts'. There are no contacts in my 'phone storage' or 'sim card'. Now, my question is, if I reset my ...
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Completely disable Nexus 5 Power Button and Remap to Volume Button

I have a 1.5 year old Nexus 5 and its power button is somehow broken from the inside. The thing goes in a reboot loop whenever I either try to turn the phone on or put it on charging. Upon giving it a ...
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Sound only plays the background of the audio when jack is in Samsung Galaxy SIII

The sound on my phone is working but like the back of the sound only. when i take the jack off the sound works perfectly fine. Please help here!
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Keeps restarting, stuck in Ultra Power Save Mode

I'm asking on behalf of a family member who has a Samsung Galaxy S5. The phone is unrooted and has been updated but not to Android Marshmallow. The OTA had not been released for Marshmallow for this ...
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Will cutting the sound cables do any long term damage?

If anybody read the question here I have now commited to dissecting the tablet completely, because SCIENCE! Anyway, only one thing is keeping the back connected to the main tablet: the two cables that ...
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How to use phone calls without code?

My friends and family need to use my cellphone regulary, it doesnt bother me, because some of them cant have a cell but still need one just in case...the problem is that i dont want them to have ...
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Swapping functions of Back and Menu hardware buttons on Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung reverses the position of Android's Back and Menu (aka Options) buttons, when compared to almost every other device. How does one swap the functionality of these hardware buttons, specifically ...
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How to fake GPS signal is locked on notificaiton bar

Well, long story here, the thing is that I think Samsung technical support is trying to full me. I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 mini DUO in warranty period. The GPS never worker very well, but one day it ...
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What to do after replacing the phone's battery?

I have a Nexus 5 (1.5yo; I know, it's old but still worthy!) and the boy was heavily suffering from short battery discharges. I'm a phone heavy user so I figured out I had depleted the battery's life, ...
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Nexus 5x - No one can hear me on the phone

I've had this phone since November and it's still in great condition. From the start though call quality hasn't been amazing, friends often tell me that I'm very quite (I'm not actually speaking ...
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Determining the card slot speed (SD) beforehand

Is there any way to know what's the speed of an SD card slot before buying a phone? Is that rating published anywhere? In fact, even if I test a phone with one card, I still won't know the maximum ...
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Moto E (1st Gen) Bootloader Unlocking

There was some problem with my 1-yr-old Moto E 1st gen. It got dead and after some time the dead android guy appears with some red-blue thing on its chest. It appears for half a second. I pressed ...
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My Galaxy S4 is acting strange

Ok, before we start - my phone is old. At least 5 years old. I realise that may be the cause of my issues, but I just wanted to confirm, or see if there was anything I could do about it. I have a ...
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Connecting Android to PC so I can talk from PC?

Can I connect Nexus 5 to PC using wires, so I can talk from PC? I have a 3.5mm-1-TRS(3ring)-female to 2-TRRS(4rings)-male-cable. (Don't know how to call it, sorry.) After connecting LINE-in and ...
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Trojan alert on my phone, real or fake? [duplicate]

so this pop-up appears even though I'm not doing anything and not even on the net and it has a background of google sometimes and it says that 'google has detected viruses' on my phone and battery ...
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How to use computer to control / revive dead android phone?

My dad dropped his LG Flex into water and afterwards the phone was dead. This means I cannot power on, load, connect to PC or reset. The phone was dried instantly and we even opened the case to check ...
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How do I uninstall a browser

Can I disable/ uninstall the browser that came with the phone without disabling another browser I have installed? How do I do it?
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Removing browser ICON from home screen

Is there a way to remove the browser ICON from my home page?
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How can I use the Dolphin 70E's hardware scanner in an app?

I have a Dolphin 70E that has a hardware scanner. I would like to use this in a an app, but ZXing always uses the camera in the device instead. I have looked into Google Goggles as well, but running ...
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How can I dual boot Android and Windows Phone 8.1 or 10?

I have an Android phone with CyanogenMod installed(with TWRP Custom recovery). Specifically, it's an LG G2 (d803), and I was wondering if I could dual boot Cyanogenmod and Windows Phone 8.1 or 10. It ...
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Nexus 5 hangs after few minutes with screen off

So, recently, I've got myself a few broken Nexus 5 phones to try to repair them. One of these, however, eludes my attempts to diagnose/fix the problem. A few minutes after i press the off button to ...
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Protecting Android Phone

Is there a way like how Apple has icloud but for Android where if you lose your phone someone is not able to wipe it and then resell/reuse it? And does Android also have builtin tracking like how ...
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Recover data on internal memory of a dead HTC One M8

I happen to drop my HTC One M8 due to which the screen got cracked and also made the phone stop working, doesn't start, doesn't charge, absolutely nothing, as good as paperweight. I took the phone for ...
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Android earphone jack type

Is there anyway to check which type of earphone fits a phone. My android is not a branded model. So, I can't go and search for it in on-line stores. When I buy earphones from shop some 3.5 mm with ...
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Can't charge/power on Nook HD+

The device won't power on. The screen and status light show no indication of activity when pressing or holding the power button (or any button / pairwise combination of buttons for that matter). The ...
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Home Automation Apps for Android - what is important to consider?

I want to start using my Android phone for home automation. As a starting point, I want set a lamp to turn-on shortly after my alarm-clock goes off. Having heard that there are outlets that can be ...