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Nexus 5 hangs after few minutes with screen off

So, recently, I've got myself a few broken Nexus 5 phones to try to repair them. One of these, however, eludes my attempts to diagnose/fix the problem. A few minutes after i press the off button to ...
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Shall I buy a Nexus 6P or wait for the new one? [on hold]

Now I'm a Samsung Galaxy S4 user and I heard that the Nexus 6P is great, but not that fast. The 2016 Nexuses will probably have Snapdragon 820 processor. Is it worth buying the Nexus 6P or wait for ...
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How to use computer to control / revive dead android phone?

My dad dropped his LG Flex into water and afterwards the phone was dead. This means I cannot power on, load, connect to PC or reset. The phone was dried instantly and we even opened the case to check ...
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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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i am thinking of buying this tablet [closed]

I have an Asus memopad hd 7 173x and want the bigger screen ,but don't want to pay in the 250-300 pound mark for it .This looks ok to me but I just want reassurance from someone who knows if this is ...
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How do I uninstall a browser

Can I disable/ uninstall the browser that came with the phone without disabling another browser I have installed? How do I do it?
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Removing browser ICON from home screen

Is there a way to remove the browser ICON from my home page?
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How can I use the Dolphin 70E's hardware scanner in an app?

I have a Dolphin 70E that has a hardware scanner. I would like to use this in a an app, but ZXing always uses the camera in the device instead. I have looked into Google Goggles as well, but running ...
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How can I dual boot Android and Windows Phone 8.1 or 10?

I have an Android phone with CyanogenMod installed(with TWRP Custom recovery). Specifically, it's an LG G2 (d803), and I was wondering if I could dual boot Cyanogenmod and Windows Phone 8.1 or 10. It ...
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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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Protecting Android Phone

Is there a way like how Apple has icloud but for Android where if you lose your phone someone is not able to wipe it and then resell/reuse it? And does Android also have builtin tracking like how ...
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How do you check if your phone has IR blaster?

I downloaded some apps from the Play Store for controlling my TV using my phone. One of the requirements for it to work is that your phone must have an IR blaster in it. How do I check if my phone has ...
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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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“No command” when trying to do factory reset on MXQ Android TV Box

When I try to factory reset, I get this screen which doesn't allow me to select anything. Please help.
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How to tell if your phone is refurbished

Is there a way to tell if an Android phone is an original or a refurbished product?
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Ive got an old Sidekick that continuously restarts every 7 seconds

I just want to open the phone, but Ive tried restarting by pressing the power down button and that other button like people have said but it restarts every 7 seconds and wont let me see anything! Am I ...
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Do Android devices make active or passive scan when looking for WiFi AP

I would like to know if Android devices make active or passive scan when looking for the AP to connect. I've already made a test using Wireshark and wifi sniffer and it seems that while an iPhone ...
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Recover data on internal memory of a dead HTC One M8

I happen to drop my HTC One M8 due to which the screen got cracked and also made the phone stop working, doesn't start, doesn't charge, absolutely nothing, as good as paperweight. I took the phone for ...
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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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How can I determine Max CPU speed at runtime?

I'd like to know the max cpu speed for the processor on an Android system at runtime. I've seen at least a couple different techniques that result in the current cpu clockrate, but not the max. Root ...
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What is JTAG in regards to Android?

I see the term JTAG used for reviving dead Android devices that otherwise don't respond to anything and aren't seen when USB connected. It seems that it's something done from the physical hardware ...
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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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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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Can't charge/power on Nook HD+

The device won't power on. The screen and status light show no indication of activity when pressing or holding the power button (or any button / pairwise combination of buttons for that matter). The ...
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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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Android earphone jack type

Is there anyway to check which type of earphone fits a phone. My android is not a branded model. So, I can't go and search for it in on-line stores. When I buy earphones from shop some 3.5 mm with ...
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Phone shows “Unknown Numbers” under settings , Exmobile

Currently using ICute+ I gave my friend my phone number he said he can't find it and I can't even register my WeChat because the phone number is something like invalid ?.I already see forum like this ...
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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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Home Automation Apps for Android - what is important to consider?

I want to start using my Android phone for home automation. As a starting point, I want set a lamp to turn-on shortly after my alarm-clock goes off. Having heard that there are outlets that can be ...
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Using a US DOD CAC on Android

The US Department of Defence (DOD) uses a Common Access Card (CAC) for authentication on a number of externally available websites. It is possible to use the CAC with Firefox on Linux (e.g., see the ...
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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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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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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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Is it possible to install drivers for new hardware in Android OS? [duplicate]

I would like to know if it is possible to install drivers for new hardware in Android OS. I know that Android images usually come only with the drivers for the particular device they're design for ...
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Cortex-A53 cpuinfo'd as ARMv7?

I picked up a used Samsung Galaxy Core Prime offered by MetroPCS in the US for testing. The device is powered by Android 5.1.1. Testing requirements are a 64-bit ARM processor, but I'm not sure if I ...
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Can't play 60 fps videos

Everytime I try to watch a 60 fps video it freezes after a second but the audio keeps on playing (Only the image freezes, everything else works). At first I thought it was the Twitch app but today I ...
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Do any Android phones support 256GB of storage?

I'd like a phone, preferably Android, with 256 GB of storage. To the best of my knowledge, no 256 GB microSD cards exist (despite a few scammy Amazon listings). Therefore, the phone would either ...
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Is my phone hardware damaged?

Ocassionally when I use my phone, it crashes. EDIT: From analysing the pictures posted, we can conclude that the OP has an Asus Zenfone 2 (probably ZE551ML) running Lollipop 5.0 LRX21V. This is ...
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How can I find out which bands my phone supports

Background: I recently bought the Padfone X, and have been attempting to get it on my network. Part of this effort has been verifying information I have found online which claims that it supports LTE ...
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Forcing Higher USB Current

The Big Problem: Like a lot of people we are finding that our tablet does not maintain charge when connected to USB (PC or other device, not AC jack, we need data and charging simultaneously). What ...
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Lost my phone, how can I get my contacts from my SD card?

Well, I lost my phone. I know I can get some contacts from google, but it's not phone numbers, only e-mails. (I already tried locating my phone with google, and I was able to do it. It seems to be ...
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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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Black screen with system information

I have Prestigio Multipad WIZE 3047 3G. On Tuesday evening something went wrong and I got black screen with some system checks (see picture). Tablet warmed very fast and didn't respond to pressing ...
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What are the minimum hardware specifications for Android?

As per the title, what hardware do I need to be able to run various versions of Android?
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Is it possible to repair an accelerometer?

First of all, my device is a Moto E. It has fallen two times, both from bed height. So after the second fall, I noticed that my screen orientation stopped changing. I checked the "rotate screen ...
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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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My phone is in an update boot loop

I have an update for my Samsung Galaxy Exhibit. I clicked on Update and it started updating my phone, but now it goes to the update screen, loads about 25% and then restarts my phone. It has been ...
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How do I know if a replacement screen is dead on arrival?

I dropped and broke my One Plus One's screen and subsequently replaced the screen/digitizer. However, there is a vertical strip on the screen where touch is not sensed properly. Before I replaced the ...
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How do I change the storage directory for Playstore apps in a device running lollipop?

Just wanted to change my storage directory from internal storage to SD card, unfortunately , I am unable to do this.Could anyone provide a solution ? The device I am using is Samsung Tab S running ...
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Firmware update issue with Metro pcs Lg Leon

I dropped my phone in a glass of tea, pulled it out and noticed it still ran. So in fear of shorting out my phone, I shut it off. I cleaned the protecting case, the outside, and took it apart. I did ...