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Shall I buy a Nexus 6P or wait for the new one? [on hold]

Now I'm a Samsung Galaxy S4 user and I heard that the Nexus 6P is great, but not that fast. The 2016 Nexuses will probably have Snapdragon 820 processor. Is it worth buying the Nexus 6P or wait for ...
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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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i am thinking of buying this tablet [on hold]

I have an Asus memopad hd 7 173x and want the bigger screen ,but don't want to pay in the 250-300 pound mark for it .This looks ok to me but I just want reassurance from someone who knows if this is ...
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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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“No command” when trying to do factory reset on MXQ Android TV Box

When I try to factory reset, I get this screen which doesn't allow me to select anything. Please help.
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Ive got an old Sidekick that continuously restarts every 7 seconds

I just want to open the phone, but Ive tried restarting by pressing the power down button and that other button like people have said but it restarts every 7 seconds and wont let me see anything! Am I ...
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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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Phone shows “Unknown Numbers” under settings , Exmobile

Currently using ICute+ I gave my friend my phone number he said he can't find it and I can't even register my WeChat because the phone number is something like invalid ?.I already see forum like this ...
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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 ...
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Using a US DOD CAC on Android

The US Department of Defence (DOD) uses a Common Access Card (CAC) for authentication on a number of externally available websites. It is possible to use the CAC with Firefox on Linux (e.g., see the ...
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Is it possible to install drivers for new hardware in Android OS? [duplicate]

I would like to know if it is possible to install drivers for new hardware in Android OS. I know that Android images usually come only with the drivers for the particular device they're design for ...
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Cortex-A53 cpuinfo'd as ARMv7?

I picked up a used Samsung Galaxy Core Prime offered by MetroPCS in the US for testing. The device is powered by Android 5.1.1. Testing requirements are a 64-bit ARM processor, but I'm not sure if I ...
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Can't play 60 fps videos

Everytime I try to watch a 60 fps video it freezes after a second but the audio keeps on playing (Only the image freezes, everything else works). At first I thought it was the Twitch app but today I ...
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Do any Android phones support 256GB of storage?

I'd like a phone, preferably Android, with 256 GB of storage. To the best of my knowledge, no 256 GB microSD cards exist (despite a few scammy Amazon listings). Therefore, the phone would either ...
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Do Android devices make active or passive scan when looking for WiFi AP

I would like to know if Android devices make active or passive scan when looking for the AP to connect. I've already made a test using Wireshark and wifi sniffer and it seems that while an iPhone ...
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Forcing Higher USB Current

The Big Problem: Like a lot of people we are finding that our tablet does not maintain charge when connected to USB (PC or other device, not AC jack, we need data and charging simultaneously). What ...
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Is my phone hardware damaged?

Ocassionally when I use my phone, it crashes. EDIT: From analysing the pictures posted, we can conclude that the OP has an Asus Zenfone 2 (probably ZE551ML) running Lollipop 5.0 LRX21V. This is ...
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Black screen with system information

I have Prestigio Multipad WIZE 3047 3G. On Tuesday evening something went wrong and I got black screen with some system checks (see picture). Tablet warmed very fast and didn't respond to pressing ...
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Lost my phone, how can I get my contacts from my SD card?

Well, I lost my phone. I know I can get some contacts from google, but it's not phone numbers, only e-mails. (I already tried locating my phone with google, and I was able to do it. It seems to be ...
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How do I change the storage directory for Playstore apps in a device running lollipop?

Just wanted to change my storage directory from internal storage to SD card, unfortunately , I am unable to do this.Could anyone provide a solution ? The device I am using is Samsung Tab S running ...
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About my contact number

I'm using my gmail account on two different devices. Android and windows phone. I delete my numbers from my android phone and then I also lost my numbers from my Windows Phone. What I do now becoz ...
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Nexus 5 with zero-length partitions

So something is wrong with either the partition or the eMMC. TWRP is unable to erase/reformat/repair any partition (console lists partitions that fail to mount: /data, /data/media, /system, /cache) ...
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Duplicate screen lag on Android

Each time I turn on my LG G3 after some pause (30 sec + ) when the display is turned off I get this weird lag. Like the screen is duplicated on half the screen. Then After 2 seconds it get normal. ...
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Firmware update issue with Metro pcs Lg Leon

I dropped my phone in a glass of tea, pulled it out and noticed it still ran. So in fear of shorting out my phone, I shut it off. I cleaned the protecting case, the outside, and took it apart. I did ...
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Could a 64-bit hardware device run a 32-bit Android version?

This question comes from How can I tell if my installed Android version, not CPU, is a 64 bit or 32 bit one? On desktop computers it is possible to install a 32-bit operating system on a 64-bit ...
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Android phone calls routing to a pc so that we can listen them on pc speakers and answer via pc mic [duplicate]

How can I make and receive calls from my pc using my mobile, I have been searching extensively on internet but no clue so far, pls note that it means any mobile for that matter
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How can I tell if my installed Android version, not CPU, is a 64 bit or 32 bit one?

As long as a 64 bit CPU is supposed to execute 32 bit programs, it is sometimes hard to know which one do I have installed on my device. There are programs that require this knowledge, like the ...
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Phone Audio Priority & Bluetooth

hope you can help we have an app that interacts with a bluetooth headset and connected earphones (to the phone). we are sending specific audio steams at the earphones vs the BT headset. however, when ...
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How do I add a link from a Calendar entry to a Contact entry?

I have a calendar entry and want to have a link to a specific phone number in my Contacts list. The Calendar, Contacts and phone apps are the built-in apps. Specifically I want to have the Calendar ...
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Can too many text messages and phone calls cancel out your alarm?

I was blamed for canceling a friend's alarm clock from half a country away and recently I wondered if it was even possible.
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My phone is in an update boot loop

I have an update for my Samsung Galaxy Exhibit. I clicked on Update and it started updating my phone, but now it goes to the update screen, loads about 25% and then restarts my phone. It has been ...
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Why does Android not include an Add Hardware Wizard? [closed]

If I want to install Windows on, say, a bare-metal Thinkpad X1 Carbon with no OS, then I can buy Windows and install it. Windows includes numerous drivers. If there are any necessary drivers missing, ...
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Clicked on Lock and Delete Phone from Android Device Manager ,,,,

My Problem I was dumb in that moment i played with Android Device Manager lucklywise the phone hadn't internet in that moment but its now off im scared to turn it on. So i clicked on Android Device ...
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Usb Speaker with External Power supply? S ll

I'm using a 2x3W yenkee usb speaker with my phone through an usb otg cable and it's working fine, but when I turn the volume up the speaker turns off.I assume it's because of the high power ...
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D8 android smart watch

If above device is paired with a smartphone I can answer calls only with use of speaker. Is there any method to use also in this times my phone as normally?
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I have a galaxy S3 and want to copy the data from my sdcard to my nexus 6 without a PC any ideas?

My Asus laptop is caput and I would like to get the SD card data onto the nexus 6, any idea maybe direct cable between both phones?
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exchanging android one hardware parts

I bricked* my android one device (Micromax canvas a1) while flashing recovery using fastboot. Can I replace some parts of it with parts, maybe like motherboard, taken from any of other android one ...
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Will the Adonit Jot Touch 4 work with an Android Tablet or what alternatives are there?

Will the Adonit Jot Touch 4 work with an Android Tablet with Bluetooth 4.0 like the Dell Venue 8? It is advertised to work with iPads. If not, what are good alternatives for drawing on android ...
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Device doesn't boot at all

I know this is more a hardware failure then software. So I was watching YouTube on a custom ROM for Primo H3 (AllView Viper I < Has the same motherboard). The device reached about 70'C CPU before ...
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How does Android account for hardware changes in each individual device?

I recently wanted to use the fingerprint scanner on my Galaxy S6 in an app and doubted if Android would have classes pertaining to it (it does), which led me to ask: Does Android add classes to its ...
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Fake Phone Number

Nothing dishonest. I do not want the world to have my phone number when texting. Can I use a fake number to text from my laptop or cell phone Android S4. Verizon I tried textfree but can't make it ...
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How to measure battery capacity (mAh)?

I've bought an Android device (Motorola Droid 4) online yesterday, the seller claims that it's 3300 mAh (and that's one of two reason why I bought it), but when I receive the device and check it, ...
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Can I fake phone sensors data?

Context : Most of my LG G3 sensors are broken following a water damage. The main problem is the broken auto-rotation sensor that prevent me of taking photos in landscape mode. I known some ...