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How to gain access to the SPI port on any Android phone

I am a hardware developer and want to connect my hardware board by hacking into the SPI port of a form factor Android Phone. My objective is to connect my board using jumper wires to a Smartphone to ...
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How to separate the two pieces of the AC adapter for Samsung tab 2 7.0

I am trying to separate the two parts of the Samsung tab 2 7.0 AC adapter, since I am traveling to a country with different outlets. I have tried pulling them but nothing seems to work. Do you know ...
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Stock JB ROMs for Chinese-made devices [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device? I'm looking for a good source for MT, RK and Allwinner-based phones and tablets, but I couldn't find any. ...
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What else is occupying my android phone's internal space [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: HTC Desire low on internal storage, I'm clueless — Any help? Something is secretly eating up my tablet memory and I need help finding it I have a HTC Desire ...
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When I plug in Samsung Skyrocket & Moto Atrix to Windows 7 my USB ports stop working [closed]

I have a USB adapter to pick up internet on my desktop and an external hard drive through USB, and they stop responding immediately after I plug in either android phone, I have to restart after this ...
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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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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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Do Android-enabled smartphones support other operating systems?

Are there smartphones which support Android and, in addition to it, some other operating systems, in particular Symbian and RIM Blackberry? Or, maybe, the last two are constrained to devices which ...
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GPS Accuracy Data for Android phones

I'm try to gather data on the feasibility of my next Android project in which I would like to use GPS indoors. Knowing that GPS wasn't built to be accurate indoors, I'm trying to decide if the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Block a contact number on one SIM in a dual SIM mobile

I am using Redmi 1S dual SIM mobile. I want to block many contacts in only one Sim. But incoming and outgoing calls are coming and going through both SIM cards. Now when I block any number, then ...
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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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Nexus 5 Camera Images Blurry Far Away

Device Info: I have a Nexus 5 running android 5.1.1, latest camera app and everything. Problem: Just recently whenever I take far away images (Further then a few feet) the images are blurry. ...
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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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ZTE Grand X running low on storage space [duplicate]

I have a ZTE Grand X and I keep getting a notice that I am running out of staorage space? How do I fix it?
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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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Remote factory reset after changing google password [duplicate]

My question is whether I can wipe my phone off after changing my google password as I do not remember the password and my phone has been lost. So in this case, if I change my password how will it get ...