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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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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 tablets?...
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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 ...
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How can I test functioning of internal component (sensors, NFC, pedometer etc…)

I recently dropped my LG G3 in water. I opened it and let it dry for a long time. It now work properly but some components does not seems to work anymore. For example light sensor, proximity sensor ...
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Android sensors stopped working after 4-5hrs long downloading!

I face a problem on my Android. My phones all sensors stopped working. Have to reboot to reset it. Then started after using net continuously for hours. Is it due to heat? Heat was around 38 while ...
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How do I know if a replacement screen is dead on arrival?

I dropped and broke my One Plus One's screen and subsequently replaced the screen/digitizer. However, there is a vertical strip on the screen where touch is not sensed properly. Before I replaced the ...
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Xperia SP looks like it's charging, but it doesn't charge

My phone is Xperia SP, it's on CM 12.1, unofficial build (because the official one is buggy due to bad kernel). It has been bought second-hand, so I'm not sure about its history (the phone was in a ...
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Convert Android Phone into Walkie Talkie

I want to know whether is it possible to reprogram the android phone or any other phone to act like a walkie-talkie by using it's internal GSM radio transceiver? Motorola used a feature called ...
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Today I read that flash write performance diminishes with use. I'm a heavy user. Should I change my behavior?

My phone I own a phone with gigabytes of built-in flash memory. My phone also includes a physical MicroSD card slot. I don't own a MicroSD card to put in the slot, and have never bothered buying ...
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Exclude possibility of damage of Android device while chargin with another charger [duplicate]

Is it true, that if I have one Android tablet with mini-usb from Philips, one Android device with mini-usb from Sony, then if I connect Philips charger to Sony charger, then it is possibility for a ...
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Battery connector pins showing strange voltages for a phone and a tablet

I have a Samsung GT-I9003 phone and a Samsung GT-P3100 tablet. Phone is rated 3.7V 1A, tablet is rated 5V 2A. Phone has an Input:100-240V 50-60Hz 150mA Output:5.0V 550mA charger, tablet has an Input:...
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After resetting, phone is crippled

I got an old HTC Wildfire S from someone, without a SIM card, but I won't need one since I'll only be using this for testing purposes. Now the first thing I did was give it a hard reset to get rid of ...
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Change mapping of Hardware buttons in an un-rooted device?

How can I change the mapping of my un-rooted device's buttons like swapping the volume buttons? My device is a Sony Xperia E C1505
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How do you check if your phone has IR blaster?

I downloaded some apps from the Play Store for controlling my TV using my phone. One of the requirements for it to work is that your phone must have an IR blaster in it. How do I check if my phone has ...
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Are Apple headset volume control buttons not compatible with Android phones?

I have recently transitioned from the iOS ecosystem to the Android ecosystem, and I just realised that although my iOS headsets can be used to pause and play the tracks and receive calls, their volume ...
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Nexus 5 WiFi problems

I believe it's somewhat well-known that the Nexus 5 has had more than a few hiccups with certain wifi networks. However, I'm not sure that the main reasons for wifi connectivity issues is as well ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on Sony XPERIA Model C5303

So, I read somewhere recently (I read it here) that you can install Linux (in my case, Ubuntu) onto an Android running phone by rooting the device and overriding the software. I'm going back and forth ...
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How to get imei number galaxy s5active [duplicate]

My phone was left in a friends car and I need the imei number
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How to enable hardware keys on Xiaomi Redmi 1S?

How to enable nexus 5 like hardware keys on android devices? My device is Xiaomi Redmi 1S running Kitkat OS. And can it be done without rooting my phone?