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Android phones that don't require a battery to run properly

My Android phone apparently requires a battery in order to function. If I take out the battery before boot, it shows an empty battery with a question mark on it and refuses to boot no matter how I ...
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Run an application in an unrooted sandbox on a rooted phone?

I have an application that refuses to start on a rooted phone. I don't want to unroot my phone just for that application; is there any way to run an application inside an unrooted sandbox from a ...
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How can I diagnose if my it's my phone that has a problem with wifi?

I have a Galaxy Note 4 - and I've been having trouble recently with the Wifi frequently disconnecting. What I would like to do is diagnose whether this issue is specific to my phone, before I send ...
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What is the floating point precision on Nexus 6, Nexus 5 and LG-D690 Smartphones?

After researching on the internet, I could not find specs for this. This is the best I got, but didnt solve my query -> http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/google-nexus-6,4093-7.html
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What is this part responsible for? The one behind the sticker in Galaxy S3

Below is an image. What is that part responsible for? I'm asking because lately I had some problems with the GPS in my Galaxy S3, and I found out this sticker doesn't stick well. I think, but am not ...
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How do I swap (reassign) the capacitative hardware keys MENU and BACK on a Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo?

I am on Cyanogenmod 12.1 on a Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo. I found various answers on how to reassign hardware keys on Android devices, but they were always specifically for other devices and did not ...
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Nothing on display, after attempting to replace screen

My I9505 screen was broken, so I attempted to replace the screen. After doing so, I noticed that the pins (on motherboard) to which the display cable connects too looked to be damaged. After ...
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is it possible to install a different camera unit in the nexus 5?

I am able to take the device apart - and keen to get a better camera. I know it's possible to buy another phone, but I am not pursuing that option.
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My phone doesn't always charge at full speed, even with certain 2-amp chargers. What are the necessary conditions for it to charge at full speed?

I've noticed that my Samsung Galaxy S4 doesn't always charge at its maximum rate of charge, even when it seemingly should. For example, car DC adapters that claim to provide up to 2.0A current only ...
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Is the LG G4 ant+ capable?

Does anyone know if the LG G4 will have ant+? I am getting an new phone soon and want an IR blaster and ant+. I like the idea of a removable battery and SD card but might have to settle for the S6 if ...
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Nexus 6 display performance, PWM and flickering

Does anyone have any information about Nexus 6 (and its "brothers") real display performance? I'm worried about PWM/flickering, that usually exists in AMOLED displays and makes them completely ...
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What is this port on my Samsung phone?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, what's this in the screenshot below:
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I bought an Android ringtone at Google Play Store on my PC. How do I transfer it to my phone and select it as my ringtone?

I bought an Android ringtone at Google Play Store on my PC. How do I transfer it to my phone and select it as my ringtone? The song is Money Talks by ACDC. I bought it at this link: Google Play link ...
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Not enough space to update apps

How do I make more space on my phone to update apps or download more stuff if my phone has a 16GB SD card and I have 14.25GB left?
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Can an Android device's security be circumvented when its screen is being changed?

I had shattered the screen on my device (both touch and display) and it was locked with a password. I took it to a nearby repair shop, and they took a long while to do touch-testing out of my sight ...
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Ideapad 210 touch screen not working on Android-x86

I have installed iso for Ideapad from android-x86.org in Oracle VirtualBox and I cannot get physical touch screen to work. Do I need some drivers or something? I did allow Virtualization in BIOS. ...
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Check hardware performance S5 series

Is there an App that can be used to check the status of the hardware? I want to know the processor and memory performance.
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Unfortunatly… (everything)… has stopped

At first it was just my LG keyboard that didn't open, so I researched it and I had to factory reset it, after I did that, whatever I opened it'd say unfortunately (app) has stopped. I can't open my ...
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My Galaxy S3 has a white screen with grey lines

My Galaxy S3 has a white screen with grey lines and nothing is working. I don't know if the internal memory is overloaded or if the issue is in the hardware. Can it be fixed or not?
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How to know which Dock Connector my Galaxy S2 has?

There are several revisions for Dock Connects/Charging Ports per model. I would like to know if there is a way to find which revision is installed on my phone without opening the device. If that's ...
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Why is my new screen upside down and mirrored?

I broke and replaced the screen on my Nexus 5. Once I booted the phone up, the new screen is upsidedown and mirrored, also touch doesn't work at all. I can see how the touchpart is caused by a ...
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Is there a universal way for a circuit to detect battery life and report it to the stock OS? [closed]

It must be noted that I know very little about programming, and don't even own an Android device, however I am considering building one(Learning whatever it takes.) My question is simply, if I were ...
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How to insert a SIM card on a MyWigo City?

First of all, excuse me if this is not the correct site to ask this question or if it seems too stupid, but I have been struggling with that for some hours and I couldn't solve it yet. The point is ...
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Tablet CPU gets too hot,Shut down Resets tablet

I have a thomson MID1002 tablet (maybe Chinese). Problem is Whenever I shut it down, it instead resets the tablet, thereby restarting it. The internal storage shows 0.0B, hence no app can be ...
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HTC One crashed during update, now it won't start

My HTC One was doing a software update then just shut off. Now it won't do anything except show the red triangle with a explanation mark in the middle. I have tried rebooting it and everything but ...
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Digital Audio out

I have recently been trying to pipe spotify from an android device via a Cambridge Audio Dac Magic (USB, Toslink, SPDIF) into my home stereo system. Basically I am trying to run Spotify Connect into ...
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Why do my headphones stop working on my LG Android?

About yesterday, my headphones randomly started pausing my music. At first, I thought it was my headphones which are Apple iPod/iPhone 5 headphones that I've had for a few months from an old iPhone, ...
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Contacts in circles are invisible in Phone

I have a Moto G ver1 running Android 4.4.4 After the last update I noticed that any contact that is also added to G+ circles is NOT searchable on the phone. If I search by phone number the contacts ...
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Disable headphones external microphone

My headphones have external mic, but the problem is that it doesn't works. When I catch a call, I have to unplug them for picking up an incoming call. Are there an ability to force android to use ...
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Are there region specific hardware differences to GT-N8000?

Are there region specific hardware differences to the GT-N8000, or is a GT-N8000 the same device no matter where you live? I thought Samsung's model names (GT-I9300, SM-G900F, GT-N8000) were a safe ...
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my Samsung phone says it doesn't have a rooting system, in laymens terms, how do I fix it

I installed a memory booster/ security device on my Samsung recently. I have always wondered if I actually need all this hardware and apps in my phone. Now it tells me I can uninstall some apps , when ...
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Does replacing a damaged SIM slot changes the IMEI as well?

I damaged my 3G (WCDMA) SIM slot which I need to get replaced/reparied. I'm curious whether the replacement will also change the IMEI no or the slot? i.e. is IMEI info linkedup with the SIM SLot (...
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Screen flickering galaxy s3

I noticed that my galaxy s3 sometimes show flickering on display when I am for example closing apps. I disabled HW overlays but it didn't help. I read that it can cause battery. My battery is fairly ...
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problem connecting my android to my pc

i just got a new laptop for school, its a cheap win8 asus everything is working except for when tried to plug in my sony xperia Z1.for some reason it keep connecting and disconnecting very quickly (i ...
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I accidentlly wiped my device with Android Device Manager

I accidentally deleted my phone through Android Device Manager as I thought it was stolen. I have found the phone. Can I still use the phone, or is it no longer usable since it has been wiped from ...
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Are those dead pixels? “Dead Pixel Detect and Fix” apk did not work with them

I have a new LG L9 for about 2-3 days now (but it came to me without foil on the screen). Today I've noticed that about 1-3 pixels near the middle of the screen are quite black. And they do not react ...
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Is it possible to repair an accelerometer?

First of all, my device is a Moto E. It has fallen two times, both from bed height. So after the second fall, I noticed that my screen orientation stopped changing. I checked the "rotate screen ...
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How to check if my phone components are what they should be (is Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9 equal to ARMv7 Processor rev 3)?

I've bought LG Optimus L9 P760 - it came to me from China, without the foil and with unpacked charger. There was also no guarantee included (and I was assured there will be 24-moths written one). That'...
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Why do some Android phones have two microphones instead of one?

Some phones such as the Samsung Galaxy SIII have two microphones, one next to the user's mouth which as is the case with most mobile phones, but also a second microphone next to the user's ear. Other ...
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Can you explain the boot order of an Android device? [duplicate]

I understand a good bit of the ARM system architecture. you have an ARM system on chip containing the CPU, GPU, peripherial devices, baseband processor and both CPU and Radio firmware. Supposedly the ...
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Seek Thermal Temperature Range

Can I manually set the range the Seek Thermal camera displays? Currently the color mapping changes dynamically; I'd like this to be static.
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How to identify the hardware of my phone?

I have a china phone and it has a quadcore processor. Now how do i figure out what chipset,processor it has and which roms is it compatible with????
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Where is the NFC element located in a Moto X?

I have a Moto X (2013 version) -- and use Google Wallet's tap-to-pay at merchants that support it. With certain readers, I end up moving the phone around over the reader until it works; knowing where ...
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Nexus 4 Screen Replacement - Would missing shielding tape or double-sided tape cause issues?

I recently swapped the screen assembly (LCD + Glass + Digitiser + Metal Frame) for my Nexus 4. It was done similarly to this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFzbfeY_xTQ I swapped one phone out, and ...
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Galaxy S 4: A custom OS can cause critical problems

today I restarted my cell and suddenly this message appeard when I turned it on. I've already looked thought many forums and tried out different things to make it work. But nothing helped yet. I ...
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Can I make phone call and receive SMS with Nexus 9?

Does the Nexus 9 come with standard phone and sms functions?
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Power on S3 Mini without working power button

A friend of mine has got an Samsung S3 Mini. Recently the power button broke (could not turn off screen by pressing the button). Now the mobile got accidentally turned off and wont turn back on, ...
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How clean master measure device temperature

Clean master app latest version added the feature device cooler when CPU is overheating. I want to know that how this app measure the temperature of device if there is no hardware support (sensor) is ...
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Is there any open source remote desktop solution that is as fast as TeamViewer or Splashtop that works on Android?

I'm wondering if there is there any open source remote desktop solution that is as fast as TeamViewer or Splashtop that works on Android? Right now I use Splashtop for fast use that has audio support ...
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Hardware/Software layer of an android device

I need knowing the differences between a PC hardware and a android device (smartphone), because i have some issues understanding somethings about some subjects. Generally when I have a computer if I ...