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Completely disable Nexus 5 Power Button and Remap to Volume Button

I have a 1.5 year old Nexus 5 and its power button is somehow broken from the inside. The thing goes in a reboot loop whenever I either try to turn the phone on or put it on charging. Upon giving it a ...
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Keeps restarting, stuck in Ultra Power Save Mode

I'm asking on behalf of a family member who has a Samsung Galaxy S5. The phone is unrooted and has been updated but not to Android Marshmallow. The OTA had not been released for Marshmallow for this ...
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Inspection checklist for new android mobile devices

Many factory faults and bugs in an android device are discovered by the user long time after he/she receive it. Early discovering of faults/bugs in a device is needed when there is a short return ...
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What kind of hardware is needed to run Skype well?

I have been asked to choose a cheap tablet to buy for Skype video calling. The person who will use it isn't going to do anything fancy else, just videocalling her daughter at evening. I have seen ...
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Galaxy Note 3 requiring pin for lock-screen due to e-mail account

After syncing my work email with my new Samsung phone I received an on screen notice that in order to have the account synced with my phone I was required to have a password on my lock-screen. This ...
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HTC Desire sticky power button

I have an HTC Desire that is 2 and a bit years old and in the hands of my wife and baby, now has a power button that barely works. Luckily the ROM I'm using allows the device to wake with the select ...
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Is it possible to run android without a screen on plain phone mainboard?

I use Android phone as "brain" of my DIY robot in connection with Arduino Mega board. It is generally low-cost solution, because cheapest Android phone costs about $30 and Arduino Mega clone costs $7. ...
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Connecting Android to PC so I can talk from PC?

Can I connect Nexus 5 to PC using wires, so I can talk from PC? I have a 3.5mm-1-TRS(3ring)-female to 2-TRRS(4rings)-male-cable. (Don't know how to call it, sorry.) After connecting LINE-in and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Contacts in circles are invisible in Phone

I have a Moto G ver1 running Android 4.4.4 After the last update I noticed that any contact that is also added to G+ circles is NOT searchable on the phone. If I search by phone number the contacts ...
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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 ...
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Disable android.hardware.foo feature to hide hardware from ROM?

Is it possible to tell an Android ROM (without recompiling it, but repacking is okay, I guess) that the device it runs on does not have a certain android.hardware.something feature? I want to ...
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gionee e7 mini screen lock problem

I aam using Gionee E7 mini. My phonee is working perfeectly but as soon i pick up up any call, the screen loacks and it reopens only when the other side hangs up.I am not able to disconnect any call ...
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Android tablet I2C Read Errors

i've a brand new Ramos i9 tablet and have big issues with the touchscreen and charging. I've rooted it, and before i send it in for repair, i'm trying to debug the issue (in hope it's only software). ...
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How does the Samsung Galaxy wake-command work?

How does the Samsung Galaxy wake-command work? Is the microprocessor always on? Or does it wake when it detects sound?
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Galaxy Note 2 screen problems

I'm experiencing a spot of trouble with my N7105 Samsung Galaxy Note 2 device. It boots up just fine, the screen works absolutely flawlessly for a few minutes, but then the problems start to appear. ...
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How can I force-disable all dock detection/HDMI connectivity?

Context: I have a RAZR MAXX XT912 with 4.1.2 (3.0.8-gbacb1cf). As soon as I wake it for any reason, it immediately acts as if it is connected via HDMI, despite the fact that no cable is connected. ...
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Some Android contacts with phone numbers are missing after update

After I updated my Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro from Gingerbread to ICS some of my contacts went missing. The strange thing is when these people call me, the phone recognizes them and displays their ...
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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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Camera on ZTE Grand X phone quit working

After having a friend delete some apps on my ZTE Grand X phone, my camera didn't work. I did a soft reset on the phone, but the camera isn't working. It reads "SD card unknown". I'm wondering if I ...
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Sound only plays the background of the audio when jack is in Samsung Galaxy SIII

The sound on my phone is working but like the back of the sound only. when i take the jack off the sound works perfectly fine. Please help here!
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Swapping functions of Back and Menu hardware buttons on Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung reverses the position of Android's Back and Menu (aka Options) buttons, when compared to almost every other device. How does one swap the functionality of these hardware buttons, specifically ...
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How to fake GPS signal is locked on notificaiton bar

Well, long story here, the thing is that I think Samsung technical support is trying to full me. I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 mini DUO in warranty period. The GPS never worker very well, but one day it ...
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Determining the card slot speed (SD) beforehand

Is there any way to know what's the speed of an SD card slot before buying a phone? Is that rating published anywhere? In fact, even if I test a phone with one card, I still won't know the maximum ...
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My Galaxy S4 is acting strange

Ok, before we start - my phone is old. At least 5 years old. I realise that may be the cause of my issues, but I just wanted to confirm, or see if there was anything I could do about it. I have a ...
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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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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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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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About my contact number

I'm using my gmail account on two different devices. Android and windows phone. I delete my numbers from my android phone and then I also lost my numbers from my Windows Phone. What I do now becoz ...
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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 ...
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Phone Audio Priority & Bluetooth

hope you can help we have an app that interacts with a bluetooth headset and connected earphones (to the phone). we are sending specific audio steams at the earphones vs the BT headset. however, when ...
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Clicked on Lock and Delete Phone from Android Device Manager ,,,,

My Problem I was dumb in that moment i played with Android Device Manager lucklywise the phone hadn't internet in that moment but its now off im scared to turn it on. So i clicked on Android Device ...
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D8 android smart watch

If above device is paired with a smartphone I can answer calls only with use of speaker. Is there any method to use also in this times my phone as normally?
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exchanging android one hardware parts

I bricked* my android one device (Micromax canvas a1) while flashing recovery using fastboot. Can I replace some parts of it with parts, maybe like motherboard, taken from any of other android one ...
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Will the Adonit Jot Touch 4 work with an Android Tablet or what alternatives are there?

Will the Adonit Jot Touch 4 work with an Android Tablet with Bluetooth 4.0 like the Dell Venue 8? It is advertised to work with iPads. If not, what are good alternatives for drawing on android ...
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Device doesn't boot at all

I know this is more a hardware failure then software. So I was watching YouTube on a custom ROM for Primo H3 (AllView Viper I < Has the same motherboard). The device reached about 70'C CPU before ...
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Can I fake phone sensors data?

Context : Most of my LG G3 sensors are broken following a water damage. The main problem is the broken auto-rotation sensor that prevent me of taking photos in landscape mode. I known some ...
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Android sensors stopped working after 4-5hrs long downloading!

I face a problem on my Android. My phones all sensors stopped working. Have to reboot to reset it. Then started after using net continuously for hours. Is it due to heat? Heat was around 38 while ...
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Convert Android Phone into Walkie Talkie

I want to know whether is it possible to reprogram the android phone or any other phone to act like a walkie-talkie by using it's internal GSM radio transceiver? Motorola used a feature called ...
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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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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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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?