For questions about the hardware of Android devices

learn more… | top users | synonyms (2)

2
votes
2answers
2k views

Is there any camera application that can save photos on internal storage?

So my SD card reader is broke, and my only possibility of ever taking photos again is to use the internal memory. The default camera option, says that no SD card was detected and if you press ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

Would the iPhone camera module (the actual camera) work if installed in an android device

This is a question about modifying the hardware of a device; apology if it is not suitable for this stackexchange. I have a moto G and I am happy with every aspect of it, except the camera. I have ...
13
votes
2answers
27k views

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?
0
votes
0answers
15 views

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?
-1
votes
0answers
5 views

Android devi without display? [closed]

Is it possibile to create an Android device to play only one app, without screen? I have in mind to create a device to be used as simultaneous translator. No screen to preserve the battery. What do ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

Loud Sound not working on Google Nexus 4

I broke my screen on my Google Nexus 4 and replaced it by myself. Everything is working now except the speaker. When I plug in headphones I can hear music, calls etc. But not without. I have tried ...
0
votes
0answers
7 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
10 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

Micro USB cables that only charge but no data, no mounting etc (Samsung Galaxy S)

Not all cables seem to be created equal but I've never got to the bottom of why so many (cheap) cables I try only charge - no data. Anyone know why? Certain pins not connecting? I do know that longer ...
0
votes
6answers
15k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
766 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
82 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
43 views

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). ...
0
votes
1answer
973 views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
1k views

My new phone came with super user but I didn't root it

I've just got a new Samsung Galaxy Y from Unique Mobiles (http://www.uniquemobiles.com.au). The package was still intact when I picked it up and the "don't accept this if this sticker is broken" ...
1
vote
1answer
68 views

Screen flickering galaxy s3

I noticed that my galaxy s3 sometimes show flickering on display when I am for example closing apps. I disabled HW overlays but it didn't help. I read that it can cause battery. My battery is fairly ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

Can I download and play games on a phone with no service?

I want to download an emulator and use a new phone only for playing PC games (using the emulator to run pc games on android, of course). Can I do this without signing up for a calling plan with att or ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

problem connecting my android to my pc

i just got a new laptop for school, its a cheap win8 asus everything is working except for when tried to plug in my sony xperia Z1.for some reason it keep connecting and disconnecting very quickly (i ...
1
vote
1answer
49 views

I accidentlly wiped my device with Android Device Manager

I accidentally deleted my phone through Android Device Manager as I thought it was stolen. I have found the phone. Can I still use the phone, or is it no longer usable since it has been wiped from ...
5
votes
1answer
210 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
57 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

Keyboard went mad?

I have a new Android smartphone (LG L9). When I try to type something into any field in any application from context keyboard, it behaves that way: I want to type `E`, I press `E`, it usually types ...
0
votes
2answers
47 views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
2k views

Can I make Phone Calls with my Xtouch X709 Tablet?

I am getting an Xtouch X709 in a few days. It is running on Android 4.0. Can I insert a SIM card in this tablet and use it to make phone calls?
0
votes
2answers
5k views

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 ...
5
votes
3answers
337 views

Determine strength of the cell antenna in an Android phone to ensure good cell reception

In some parts of the world, the cell towers are few and far between. In places like these, when someone is shopping for their next smartphone upgrade, they need to consider cell reception. Boosters ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

Camera focus problem

I have a xolo q1000s. The manual focus as well as autofocus in the back camera isnt working. Pls advise whether its a hardware or software problem. And, yes I have tried resetting the camera but didnt ...
-2
votes
1answer
38 views

Can you explain the boot order of an Android device? [duplicate]

I understand a good bit of the ARM system architecture. you have an ARM system on chip containing the CPU, GPU, peripherial devices, baseband processor and both CPU and Radio firmware. Supposedly the ...
7
votes
1answer
67k views

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?
0
votes
0answers
153 views

Hardware problem: extreme battery drain

I've been experiencing extreme battery drain on my Nexus 4. Basically the phone drains 10% per hour on idle. I flashed the official Android 4.2.2 image and did a reset. I replaced the battery with a ...
0
votes
0answers
40 views

Seek Thermal Temperature Range

Can I manually set the range the Seek Thermal camera displays? Currently the color mapping changes dynamically; I'd like this to be static.
0
votes
3answers
36 views

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????
0
votes
1answer
48 views

Where is the NFC element located in a Moto X?

I have a Moto X (2013 version) -- and use Google Wallet's tap-to-pay at merchants that support it. With certain readers, I end up moving the phone around over the reader until it works; knowing where ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
111 views

Nexus 4 Screen Replacement - Would missing shielding tape or double-sided tape cause issues?

I recently swapped the screen assembly (LCD + Glass + Digitiser + Metal Frame) for my Nexus 4. It was done similarly to this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFzbfeY_xTQ I swapped one phone out, and ...
0
votes
3answers
2k views

Can I make phone call and receive SMS with Nexus 9?

Does the Nexus 9 come with standard phone and sms functions?
0
votes
0answers
74 views

I reset my ZTE velvet android cell phone and now I can not call out or receive incoming calls and no messaging either

I just bought a ZTE velvet android phone 2weeks ago today last night I factory reset it and now I can not send or receive text messages I can not call out OnThe phone and I can not receive calls. What ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

how can I prevent the input hardware setting from turning back to ON after a restart?

I am using a Hipstreet equinox 4 (Android 4.2.2) tablet and need to use the virtual keyboard even though I have a mag card reader and a bar code reader attached. If I turn the ...
2
votes
1answer
527 views

Physical placement of specific sensors in Google Nexus 7 (2012)

I am working on a project that requires me to know where specific sensors are physically located inside the device. I can estimate the location of NFC and light sensor (of course) but what about other ...
0
votes
0answers
77 views

Archos 50 Titanium doesn't boot

My Archos 50 Titanium crashed one day and it doesn't start. I tried doing a factory reset by running these steps in my recovery: wipe data/factory reset wipe cache partition reboot system now But ...
0
votes
2answers
525 views

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, ...
1
vote
0answers
69 views

Galaxy S 4: A custom OS can cause critical problems

today I restarted my cell and suddenly this message appeard when I turned it on. I've already looked thought many forums and tried out different things to make it work. But nothing helped yet. I ...
0
votes
1answer
403 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
311 views

Is there any open source remote desktop solution that is as fast as TeamViewer or Splashtop that works on Android?

I'm wondering if there is there any open source remote desktop solution that is as fast as TeamViewer or Splashtop that works on Android? Right now I use Splashtop for fast use that has audio support ...
1
vote
0answers
88 views

Hardware/Software layer of an android device

I need knowing the differences between a PC hardware and a android device (smartphone), because i have some issues understanding somethings about some subjects. Generally when I have a computer if I ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
79 views

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 ...