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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 ...
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How to find sensor hardware specs?

I need a list of all magnetic field sensors, used in Android devices. Where can I find such a thing? Specs is not so important, I mean, I think I can just search for the name of the hardware and find ...
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What should I try to bring a rear camera back to life?

I have been handed an H801+ Android phone, where the rear (main) camera has stopped working, and I have been trying to fix it without much success. I am looking for ideas as to what to try next. The ...
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How to Remap the Hardware Buttons On Your Android Phone

I want my return hardware button (capacitive touch buttons) to turn into recent apps button. Please help me out. I don't use return button enough.
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Hardware problem: extreme battery drain

I've been experiencing extreme battery drain on my Nexus 4. Basically the phone drains 10% per hour on idle. I flashed the official Android 4.2.2 image and did a reset. I replaced the battery with a ...
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How do I connect my tablet to my tv?

I broke my Coby Kyros' screen and now I want to make an emulator console out of it. The problem is my model did not have an HDMI out. I noticed that there is a ribbon cable connecting the tablet ...
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How to evaluate generic no-name tablets?

I have pretty much decided to buy a cheap Chinese generic / no-name tablet before I leave Taiwan. This will be my first Android and my first touchscreen device of any kind. I'm buying something very ...
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How does the Motorola Razr D3's alarm clock work when phone is off?

I have a Motorola Razr D3. I see that when the phone is turned off, the alarm clock still works. The device is started by the alarm software. I would like to replicate this functionally in a ...
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Right binaries for my Nexus 5 (4.4.3), KRT16M or KOT49H?

I downloaded the AOSP source code and compiled it. I used the Android 4.4.2 (KOT49H) binaries. Problem now is that I do not have any camera app at all. If I try to access it from the lock screen it ...
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Android hot SIM swap

Devices like Samsung Galaxy Note III Android 4-3 Sony Xperia Z Android 4.1.2 Samsung Galaxy S4 Android 4.2.2 Supports hot SIM swap( allows sim change without removing battery from phone). I ...
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Home button doesn't resume from standby

I recently had a problem with the microUSB charging port on my Samsung Galaxy Note 1 and got it replaced. Since then, I notice an odd change in behaviour: when the phone is sleeping (ie, black ...
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How to get your data(Photo's/Video's) from your broken phone? [duplicate]

Last week my Samsung Galaxy Fame broke, everything still works only the screen doesn't work anymore. It won't react if you touch it but it still works when you unlock it, so basically you can't do ...
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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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Phone Storage is getting low [duplicate]

I have a sony xperia neo. I usually had atleast 110-135 mb free in my phone memory. Whatever new apps I install I always move them to sd if it is possible to do so for that app. I also keep clearing ...
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How Disable capacitive softekys on Stock ROM

As mentioned in POST ,softkeys are not working and menu keeps popping up. I'm using button savior. I would like to disable capacitive keys to get rid off these popping up issues. I've reverted to ...
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Is there any way to detect Acer's smartphone manufacturing date?

How to detect smartphone manufacturing date?
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How to solve a softkey error?

I was on CM9 Alpha 14 for few months, suddenly my phone's softkeys stopped working and then the touchscreen stopped responding. On factory reset the device worked smoother than ever before, with ...
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Static screen on android - overclocked

I'm seeing almost the exact problem as this, on old 2.2 phone. Random colored static like on the old TVs - on mine, it was almost exactly the same, but with distinct columns of somewhat darker or ...
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What to do with red/dead pixel stuck on Galaxy S4 screen?

I have a brand new Samsung Galaxy S4 and for no apparent reason, a dead pixel occurred. It isn't a huge deal, but just very annoying. I am trying this app from the Play Store to detect the dead pixel. ...
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Website that helps me select a phone based on supported hardware and API features [duplicate]

I want to develop an app that requires specific features (e.g., the ambient temperature sensor) but I know that some of the features are not implemented in very many phones. Is there a website that ...
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Is there a countdown timer app that I can use with the hardware volume buttons?

I'm doing a kind of meditation that requires regularly setting a countdown timer for a few seconds, then when it stops and buzzes, starting it again. I've used a variety of apps for this, but with a ...
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Is there a new WIMM One community?

I own a WIMM One module (Android watch). About a year ago WIMM announced their technology has been licensed and they closed up shop. I am curious if there is a new community of WIMM users that is ...
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computer crashes while upgrading phone to ice cream sandwich

Twice while upgrading my LG phone to ice cream sandwich the computer crashed. I had to reset the computer. I am using the latest LG PC suite and the computer is a brand new Dell XPS.
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Is there an Android OS for laptops/computers? [duplicate]

I love Android and Windows is quite buggy, so is there possibly an Android OS for computers that I can install, most preferably Android Jelly-Bean?
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Data Recovery from a HTC One X phone that wont turn on

I have an HTC One X that has recently stopped working for no apparent reason. It was looked at by a repairer and I was told that there was no liquid in the phone and the motherboard required ...
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Motorola Bionic and OG have bad audio jacks

Both my Motorola Bionic and OG have bad audio jacks that require significant jiggling around to get a constant connection almost every time I plug them in. Once it's "good" I can leave it alone and it ...
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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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ghost key and unpressable keys issue on android HTC desire Z

On my screen the area where the letters "w e r" and "a s d" seems to press itself on its own, to a point most of my apps are inaccessible. If I have to write a text message or dial a number, I have to ...
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Can Optimus V housing be cleanly swapped with Optimus S housing? [closed]

My Optimus V has tons of scratches because I didn't think to get a screen protector and the screen is cheap flimsy plastic. I keep looking for housing for the Optimus V but I can't find any but then ...
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USB host port via Android accessory protocol adapter

Is it possible for an Android 4 phone with only a standard micro-USB port (not OTG), to be provided with a USB host port through an adapter using the Android accessory protocol? Do such adapters ...
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How to get android device model number connected to a PC via USB?

How do I get the android phone model number from a Windows PC connected via USB, provided all the USB device drivers are installed properly? Is there anyway to get it via Android SDK?
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can i use my android phone as a bluetooth receiver for my pc [duplicate]

is it possible to connect my phone with usb cable to my pc and use the phone as a Bluetooth receiver
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Using the a smartphone's speaker as a microphone [closed]

I have a hardware accessing question. For a project, I was wondering if it would be possible to use the smartphone's speaker as a second microphone, similar to the idea that you can plug in a headset ...
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What tablet extensions to Andriod phones exist?

Some 18 months ago I learnt about a product called the Universal Transpad. It is basically a piece of hardware with a 10 inch screen that allows Andriod phones to be extended into a tablet. It works ...
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Model of the phone incorrectly displaying lost device

My Nexus 5 phone started to show from time to time a message that just says: Lost Device. The message comes up randomly and doesn't seem to impact my phone but I am still a bit worried. Does anyone ...
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Is is possible two tablets of the same model has different functionalities?

I've bought a Huawei IDEOS S7 up front (there isn't a monthly fee) for SGD 885 (682 USD) before realizing that it costs only: SGD 468 (USD 360) SGD 549 (USD423) SGD 488 (USD 376) (SGD 324) USD 250 ...
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Can I make Phone Calls with my Xtouch X709 Tablet?

I am getting an Xtouch X709 in a few days. It is running on Android 4.0. Can I insert a SIM card in this tablet and use it to make phone calls?