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How to fix the infamous Nook Color / Nook Tablet charging USB cable for good?

The Barnes&Noble Nook Color / Nook Tablet have a proprietary micro USB charging port which is longer than normal and allows power charging with 2Amps. The charging/data cable from BN is infamous ...
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Home and Search don't work on my Nexus One

I'm using a beta of Cyanogenmod 7 and it seems unlikely they would leave out home and search button functionality. I tried rolling back to the RC and then getting the latest nightly and then wiping ...
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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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Does the Nexus 7 have a LED flash for its camera?

Does the Nexus 7 have a LED flash for its front facing camera? Can somebody point me to some documentation online that states whether this is true or not?
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minimal hardware requirements for Android [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the minimum specifications for Android? I would like to know the minimum hardware (memory, CPU) to run Android, good documentation is also a good answer. ...
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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 way to check the phone before buying a new device

My friend is buying xperia Z1. The actual price of the phone is around 40000 INR but he is getting it around 25000 INR. It has 1 year seller warranty with all accessories.He said the phone is ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Android LCD (Glass) broken [duplicate]

I've recently dropped my galaxy and broke the glass. I think that I didn't break the LCD since it responds on touch. However there is an "rainbow stain" that keeps spreading. I've attached image of ...
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I'm having security cert. issues

I've been reading about windows issues with security certificates. My problem is with Alcatel one touch c9 Pages won't load, or stick and freeze, or Jump to different pages. SU will not update ...
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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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Please help . HTC ADR6350 3g phone automatically goes to speaker during incoming call How turn off.?

HTC ADR6350 3g phone automatically goes to speaker during incoming call How do I turn that off off.?
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Trying to get my HTC to connect to my computer, but it keeps saying I removed my microSD card

Just as the title says, trying to connect my HTC to my computer, and whenever I restart my phone, it reads my MicroSD card just fine. I go into my settings, set my Connect to PC as Disk Drive, and ...
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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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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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Alarm not triggered when battery low (but also when battery full)

I've noticed that on my Android 4.3 Samsung Galaxy SIII, as well as on previous devices, the alarm is not triggered when the battery is low, and any applications that depend on this will thus not be ...
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How can I find the number of times the power button is pressed?

I want to know how many times a day I switch on my phone. Is there a way to find this information?
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Xperia V automatic shutdown/restart

My Sony Xperia V automatically shuts down(most of the time it restarts back) when i turn on Data, Play Games, open apps or do any thing that requires some average amount processing. Though it is at ...
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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 ...