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Could you tell me which phone this is?

I've been trying to find out which phone this is but I have no idea. It's probably a Sony Xperia, but IDK which one. http://imgur.com/JCbCc0F
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Exclude possibility of damage of Android device while chargin with another charger [duplicate]

Is it true, that if I have one Android tablet with mini-usb from Philips, one Android device with mini-usb from Sony, then if I connect Philips charger to Sony charger, then it is possibility for a ...
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Battery connector pins showing strange voltages for a phone and a tablet

I have a Samsung GT-I9003 phone and a Samsung GT-P3100 tablet. Phone is rated 3.7V 1A, tablet is rated 5V 2A. Phone has an Input:100-240V 50-60Hz 150mA Output:5.0V 550mA charger, tablet has an ...
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After resetting, phone is crippled

I got an old HTC Wildfire S from someone, without a SIM card, but I won't need one since I'll only be using this for testing purposes. Now the first thing I did was give it a hard reset to get rid of ...
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Smartphone glass replacement repair

Basically, I've got a cracked screen and a working LCD/digitizer, so I'll attempt to just replace the glass (on a Nexus 5). My question: before heating up the glass to soften the glue between it and ...
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cant get my notification soun on for lg g4

Somehow I managed to change my notification sounds to nothing. Now I don't hear "whattsapp" email Facebook or message incoming sounds. HELP!!!!! I need to hear it! I really do not know how to put my ...
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pattern forgot no wifi [duplicate]

I made a new pattern lock at my device. However, I forgot my pattern lock. When I tried the "forgot pattern" procedure, it ask me to sign in to my google mail account. But, when I'm sign in using ...
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Android phone taps touchscreen on its own

I have an LG P690 Optimus Net. The issue I am having is that the phone often enters a state where it keeps on pressing the touchscreen's buttons by its self, and I have to press the back button ...
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Change mapping of Hardware buttons in an un-rooted device?

How can I change the mapping of my un-rooted device's buttons like swapping the volume buttons? My device is a Sony Xperia E C1505
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How to create a hardware shortcuts in Android 4.3?

I have Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-i9500 running the latest firmware with Android 4.3. I want to create "hardware shortcuts". For example, if I hold volume up and home at the same time, then it'll open an ...
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Are Apple headset volume control buttons not compatible with Android phones?

I have recently transitioned from the iOS ecosystem to the Android ecosystem, and I just realised that although my iOS headsets can be used to pause and play the tracks and receive calls, their volume ...
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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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How can I tell how many milliamps my phone is drawing from the attached charger? Preferably without having to use a multimeter.​

Android.SE user "intuited" observes: I've noticed that my S4 doesn't always charge at its maximum rate of charge, even when it seemingly should. For example, car DC adapters that claim to provide ...
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How can I tell if my International Galaxy S3 is suffering from Sudden Death Syndrome? If it is, how can I fix it?

I have a 16GB International Samsung Galaxy S3 (XEF) running the latest firmware, 4.1.2 (yes, the Premium Suite update, I was thinking that this would've fixed it but it seems not) with baseband ...
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My phone doesn't always charge at full speed, even with certain 2-amp chargers. What are the necessary conditions for it to charge at full speed?

I've noticed that my S4 doesn't always charge at its maximum rate of charge, even when it seemingly should. For example, car DC adapters that claim to provide up to 2.0 amp current only provide ...
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How can I charge my aging Samsung phone (with Quick Charge 1.0 technology) at full speed?

I own a Samsung Galaxy S Relay, which is an Android phone a few years old. It's sort of similar to the Samsung Galaxy S III, but it also includes a slide-out physical keyboard. Like the Galaxy S ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on Sony XPERIA Model C5303

So, I read somewhere recently (I read it here) that you can install Linux (in my case, Ubuntu) onto an Android running phone by rooting the device and overriding the software. I'm going back and forth ...
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Nexus 5 WiFi problems

I believe it's somewhat well-known that the Nexus 5 has had more than a few hiccups with certain wifi networks. However, I'm not sure that the main reasons for wifi connectivity issues is as well ...
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How to get imei number galaxy s5active [duplicate]

My phone was left in a friends car and I need the imei number
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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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No output audio if phone application loose focus

I noticed some behavior on stock android. It was on my two devices including Android 4.4, 5.0, 5.1 If you receive a phone call and answer it - you and your caller hear both way. But if you ...
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Samsung s 6 stuck at checking for updates after reseting phone

My Samsung s 6 is stuck at checking for updates after reseting phone. How do i fix it??? When it reset, it was stuck at the checking for updates screen. I tried rebooting it and reseting it once but ...
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How to enable hardware keys on Xiaomi Redmi 1S?

How to enable nexus 5 like hardware keys on android devices? My device is Xiaomi Redmi 1S running Kitkat OS. And can it be done without rooting my phone?
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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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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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Android phones that don't require a battery to run properly

My Android phone apparently requires a battery in order to function. If I take out the battery before boot, it shows an empty battery with a question mark on it and refuses to boot no matter how I ...
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How do RAM and processor speed affect overall performance on Android?

Since Android can be installed on wide range of devices, I'm wondering how important RAM and the CPU speed are to the performance of a device. There are always tradeoffs when something is increased ...
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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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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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HTC ONE X: The process “com.android.phone” has stopped?

I have just brought a Second had HTC ONE X from an auction site, When booting up the phone it works fine, with no sim card. However I have a 2degrees (New Zealand) Micro SIM which is a snapper sim ...
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How can I diagnose if my it's my phone that has a problem with wifi?

I have a Galaxy Note 4 - and I've been having trouble recently with the Wifi frequently disconnecting. What I would like to do is diagnose whether this issue is specific to my phone, before I send ...
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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 the floating point precision on Nexus 6, Nexus 5 and LG-D690 Smartphones?

After researching on the internet, I could not find specs for this. This is the best I got, but didnt solve my query -> http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/google-nexus-6,4093-7.html
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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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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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How to get hardware specs of Android device?

How can I find information on the hardware of my Android device like processor architecture, RAM, etc?
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Nothing on display, after attempting to replace screen

My I9505 screen was broken, so I attempted to replace the screen. After doing so, I noticed that the pins (on motherboard) to which the display cable connects too looked to be damaged. After ...
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Will I be removed from groups on WhatsApp if I upgrade to a new phone?

I was removed from all groups before, when I changed my number. Will the same happen if I change my phone? This time, I have the same number but a different phone.
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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 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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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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How do I find out what wifi chipset my phone has?

I've got LG Optimus One phone (model LG-P500h). How do I find out what wifi chipset my phone has? Is there a general mechanism that will work for all phones?
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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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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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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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Nexus 6 display performance, PWM and flickering

Does anyone have any information about Nexus 6 (and its "brothers") real display performance? I'm worried about PWM/flickering, that usually exists in AMOLED displays and makes them completely ...
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Phone dropped in water - Now screen won't turn off (Samsung Galaxy S2 (SII))?

I currently have a Samsung Galaxy SII (S2)(I9100) that got dropped in water. I took the phone apart (removed the screws on the back and properly took the back off) and left it to dry in a warm place ...
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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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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 ...
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Moto G3 screen not lighting up when a call or text received [duplicate]

See caller info without unlocking on Moto G 2nd gen Saw this page on your site but it doesnt work for me. Any ideas please as the screen just stays black when someone calls or messages me