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where can I find information about my phone by imei

where can I find information about my phone by imei? I want to buy a second hand phone, but I heard that many are declared stolen or lost and after you buy it, police will come and take it away. The ...
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In Android Is it possible to access the physical layer of 2G/3G to transmit voice/data

I wanted to make an walkie talkie app in android, i know there are a lot of apps like these but they use the Wi-fi or they are just web services. But if we want to like transmit voice/data on 2G/3G ...
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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). ...
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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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I am not able to open Google Account on New Galaxy Ace 3 Phone

I have tried to open a Google account but after many attempts have failed. When I tap the Gmail icon I get a window, prompting me to add an account, for either an "Existing" or "New" account. When I ...
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Is Microsoft charging for its patent from each Android device sold?

I read here that Microsoft is cashing Android handset ODMs for some patents that are allegedly used in their Android handsets. Why is Microsoft able to do that? Is this a HW or SW-based problem?
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Does a broken screen on a Nexus One automatically mean the touch screen digitizer needs to be replaced?

After 5 years of faithful service, my Nexus One finally cracked (literally) today when it fell from my vehicle. The screen is severely cracked but remains intact in the frame and the display has no ...
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Is there a hardware or software limitation to how long smartphone can record video? [closed]

Besides the obvious battery and storage limitations, are there any limits to how long can a smartphone record video? For example, could the image sensor overheat after an hour or more? Would the ...
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S4 won't boot into ClockworkMod Recovery

I have a Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4, and am trying to install CyanogenMod 11 Snapshot, but I'm stuck. I installed ClockworkMod Recovery using Loki, but whenever I go into recovery with my phone, it ...
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How to directly measure or read the screen capacitance

I am looking for a way to directly measure or read the (total or individual grid) change in capacitance as observed by the touchscreen of an android device. Is it possible to achieve this with the ...
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Is OTG support on a phone is a Hardware dependent feature

I will be buying a Xolo Q800 -X-Edition Phone that has a MediaTEK MT6589 chipset. Searching on all forum sites, i found that this phone does not support OTG. So i want to ask that does OTG ...
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I opened my phone and tore the power circuit, can it be joined back?

I wanted to reseat my phone speaker because it wasn't working. In the process of dismantling my phone, I tore the power button's circuit. What kind of adhesive can I usually use to join it back ...
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Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 has USB OTG (On The Go)?

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 supports USB OTG (On The Go)? I've dedicated a long time to research, both in Google and on specialized sites (rich in Technical features), but I could not figure out if this ...
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Samsung Galaxy S III mini - Cannot turn Bluetooth on

I have new Samsung Galaxy S III mini (GT-I8190N) with Android 4.1.2, and I cannot turn on Bluetooth. When trying to do it from Settings menu, switch toggles from "O" to "I" position, but remains ...
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which hardware spec affects smoothness most?

I am reviewing a few android tablets online and I would like to know which hardware spec (for example, CPU speed, RAM capacity etc) has the most significant impact on the smoothness (aka fluidness) ...
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How do I troubleshoot the touch screen on an HTC Evo Shift?

My husband's HTC Evo Shift took a swim in some iced coffee and the touch screen doesn't work at all anymore. I did a full factory reset, which didn't accomplish anything. The screen doesn't respond at ...
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Smart TV Stick (Android) connects to 3g dongle for Internet

I am trying to explore the options of connecting a 3g dongle to the car charger. And then connecting a Smart TV Android stick into the 3g dongle to get Internet. It will be great if I can get internet ...
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Enter fastboot commands from an Android phone

I want to do the following without a PC, just directly from an Android phone using a script / Android Terminal: Reboot into bootloader, and then enter a few fastboot commands Is this possible?
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How to find exact HTC One S version (S3/S4)

I have begun doing research about rooting my HTC One S phone (HTC Sense looks so nice but unfortunately is so unstable) and one of the first things I've noticed is that there are two versions of HTC ...
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What color was the first android phone? [closed]

I'm doing some research on the first google powered phone, but I can't find out what color it officially shipped with first. Black or white?
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Why does my EVO 3D think I am talking to it?

Occasionally when biking or walking, something must be going on in my pocketses because my HTC EVO 3D keeps thinking my standard headphones are evolving into headphones with an inline mic. Normally I ...
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Does Android 2.1+ support the ARM9 processor? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the minimum specifications for Android? I want to load Android 2+ (i.e 2.1 or 2.2) on an ARM9 processor, is it possible? If I could have a comparative chart of ...
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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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Keyboard went mad?

I have a new Android smartphone (LG L9). When I try to type something into any field in any application from context keyboard, it behaves that way: I want to type `E`, I press `E`, it usually types ...
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Camera focus problem

I have a xolo q1000s. The manual focus as well as autofocus in the back camera isnt working. Pls advise whether its a hardware or software problem. And, yes I have tried resetting the camera but didnt ...
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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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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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how can I prevent the input hardware setting from turning back to ON after a restart?

I am using a Hipstreet equinox 4 (Android 4.2.2) tablet and need to use the virtual keyboard even though I have a mag card reader and a bar code reader attached. If I turn the ...
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Archos 50 Titanium doesn't boot

My Archos 50 Titanium crashed one day and it doesn't start. I tried doing a factory reset by running these steps in my recovery: wipe data/factory reset wipe cache partition reboot system now But ...
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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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Grant access to the phone to additional users

I have a rooted Nexus 5 with multi users enabled (with gravity kk). This is great except when I receive calls or SMS... only the account marked as "owner" receives it. The most frustrating is that ...
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Cannot hear audio from other side of phonecalls or voicemails

When I make a phone call (this includes to voicemail), I cannot hear the other party and the other party cannot hear me. The problem is isolated to calling. When I'm having this problem (or more ...
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I reset my ZTE velvet android cell phone and now I can not call out or receive incoming calls and no messaging either

I just bought a ZTE velvet android phone 2weeks ago today last night I factory reset it and now I can not send or receive text messages I can not call out OnThe phone and I can not receive calls. What ...
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Control your smartphone using your laptop please answer! [duplicate]

I have a sony xperia zr and the lower screen recently smashed. Touch screen capability has also gone. Does anyone know of an app or a method for connecting it to my laptop and gaining full control of ...
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HTC One M7 Keeps Restarting Itself

I have recently bought a new HTC One M7. Since the moment I turned it on it's performing random reboots. At the begining it was every few minutes but now its every time I unlock the screen. I've ...
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Battery voltage

I've just bought a replacement battery for my phone, it's exactly the same 1200 mAh 3.7v however when I look at apps showing battery info they say the battery voltage is 4mv. So what does this mean? ...
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Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 Showing less RAM [duplicate]

My Grand 2 mobile RAM is showing approximately 800+MB (600+MB used and 100+MB Free) instead of 1.5GB. Could you please let me know what might be the issue. Thank you in advance. Please see below ...
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Installing Android on the Flame device [duplicate]

I have the latest firefox os device --the flame-- the developer reference device. I was wondering if it is possible to install android on it. Given that FirefoxOS is built on top of Android kernel ...
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ZTE Score bottom fout buttons not working

My ZTE Score (X500) bottom 4 touch buttons stopped working after I turned on my phone one day. I have rooted my phone but I don't think that is the cause. What do I do to fix it?
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Home, Search, back buttons in LG Optimus black not working

In my 2 year old LG Optimus black the home, back and search buttons have stopped working. I am on 2.3.4 version of android. I have now installed an app called 'Button Savior' and managing to use the ...
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HTC One automatically tries to dial voicemail when placed near ear - even when I'm in a call

Here's what I'm doing, in order: Launch the phone app Dial any number...for example, tech support The other end rings and answers Tech support says "Press 1 for existing accounts, press 2 for new ...
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Android tablet I2C Read Errors

i've a brand new Ramos i9 tablet and have big issues with the touchscreen and charging. I've rooted it, and before i send it in for repair, i'm trying to debug the issue (in hope it's only software). ...
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Help! Xiaomi Hongmi S1 Recovery

My Xiaomi Hongmi S1 couldn't pass the boot phase after me trying to install Xposed. Then, the software Mi Phone Manager tried to recover the system files with the phone in fastboot (in this phase I ...
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Touch screen is not working properly after replacing LCD display and Touch screen

I recently replaced LCD display and Touch screen of micromax canvas A116. but unfortunately my touch screen is not working properly. so my question is that is it because of some hardware issue or ...
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Making Phone Calls using the SIM

I have a android tablet with SIM support.I have added a SIM. Can I make phone calls to other phones using the phone numbers? NOTE:I want to use the SIM Card and any FREE Calling Service.In the ...
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Android power button doesn't lock the screen after reboot - Nexus 5

I've been using my Nexus 5 for like a couple of months now and last week I tried switching to ART. After the process is finished the phone rebooted and the power button didn't lock the screen. Long ...
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What LTE Category is Kyocera Hydro XTRM?

Is there any way to find out what speeds a given phone is capable of? For example, MetroPCS Kyocera Hydro XTRM -- what HSPA+ and LTE speeds does it support? The available specs only mention the ...
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Identifying an unknown Android tablet through adb/shell without relying on build.prop

I obtained a cheap unbranded tablet from a friend, without a box or anything and I need to figure out what kind of tablet it is, through software. What I've established so far is that the tablet is ...
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Why newer android versions drain the battery faster?

I've got an Android phone whose stock Android version is 2.1. I've tried several times to install some custom ROMs (mostly Cyanogenmod based) with Android 2.2 and 2.3. The full charged battery lasts: ...
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Phone not switching on

So I am using my Sony Xperia Neo L, and I accidentally dropped it on the ground and the battery comes out. This has happened hundreds of times before. When I insert my battery back in, the flashlight ...