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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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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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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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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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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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What should I look for in my first android smartphone, and what should I avoid? [on hold]

Inspired by a soon-dead question (link while it lasts), I am on the market for my first Android Smartphone. What are the features I should look for in the phones, and what are the pitfalls I should ...
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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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What are the differences between the two Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0" models?

I have just got a new Samsung GALAXY Tab 4 7.0" (SM-T230NU). What is the difference (or improvements) between the 'stock' SM-T230 model GALAXY Tab 4 7.0" and the 'newer' SM-T230NU, recently released ...
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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 ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...