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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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What are the five most popular phones on the market today, that fit these criteria? [on hold]

I'm looking at upgrading my current phone (a Samsung Galaxy Nexus). I have the following essential requirements: Strong battery life / upgradable battery - My current phone (with an upgraded ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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
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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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Gmail sent after phone conversation on Andriod phone

This is very strange but after an phone conversation, one of my customers received an email containing the link and file mentioned during the phone conversation. The customer told the other party (on ...
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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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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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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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Are those dead pixels? “Dead Pixel Detect and Fix” apk did not work with them

I have a new LG L9 for about 2-3 days now (but it came to me without foil on the screen). Today I've noticed that about 1-3 pixels near the middle of the screen are quite black. And they do not react ...
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Mobile network not available on unlocked Active

I purchased a "new" unlocked Samsung Galaxy S4 Active SGH-I537 phone on E-Bay. Everything works fine except when I use the phone with my local carrier SIM card. When I insert the SIM card and turn on ...
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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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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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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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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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Unfortunatly… (everything)… has stopped

At first it was just my LG keyboard that didn't open, so I researched it and I had to factory reset it, after I did that, whatever I opened it'd say unfortunately (app) has stopped. I can't open my ...
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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 ...