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Can I open a photo in a text message without using my data?

I got a Motorola Razr-V phone and received a text with an attached photo. Is it possible to open using Wi-Fi,not my phone data?
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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 ...
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How does the Asus transformer keyboard dock work?

From a software and hardware standpoint, what kind of interface does the keyboard use? I'm guessing it's not just a usb-hid interface, or if it is there's something special for the special keys. If ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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What should I try to bring a rear camera back to life?

I have been handed an H801+ Android phone, where the rear (main) camera has stopped working, and I have been trying to fix it without much success. I am looking for ideas as to what to try next. The ...
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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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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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Cannot hear audio from other side of phonecalls or voicemails

When I make a phone call (this includes to voicemail), I cannot hear the other party and the other party cannot hear me. The problem is isolated to calling. When I'm having this problem (or more ...
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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 ...
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Battery voltage

I've just bought a replacement battery for my phone, it's exactly the same 1200 mAh 3.7v however when I look at apps showing battery info they say the battery voltage is 4mv. So what does this mean? ...
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ZTE Score bottom fout buttons not working

My ZTE Score (X500) bottom 4 touch buttons stopped working after I turned on my phone one day. I have rooted my phone but I don't think that is the cause. What do I do to fix it?
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Home, Search, back buttons in LG Optimus black not working

In my 2 year old LG Optimus black the home, back and search buttons have stopped working. I am on 2.3.4 version of android. I have now installed an app called 'Button Savior' and managing to use the ...
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HTC One automatically tries to dial voicemail when placed near ear - even when I'm in a call

Here's what I'm doing, in order: Launch the phone app Dial any number...for example, tech support The other end rings and answers Tech support says "Press 1 for existing accounts, press 2 for new ...
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Help! Xiaomi Hongmi S1 Recovery

My Xiaomi Hongmi S1 couldn't pass the boot phase after me trying to install Xposed. Then, the software Mi Phone Manager tried to recover the system files with the phone in fastboot (in this phase I ...
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Making Phone Calls using the SIM

I have a android tablet with SIM support.I have added a SIM. Can I make phone calls to other phones using the phone numbers? NOTE:I want to use the SIM Card and any FREE Calling Service.In the ...
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Android power button doesn't lock the screen after reboot - Nexus 5

I've been using my Nexus 5 for like a couple of months now and last week I tried switching to ART. After the process is finished the phone rebooted and the power button didn't lock the screen. Long ...
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What LTE Category is Kyocera Hydro XTRM?

Is there any way to find out what speeds a given phone is capable of? For example, MetroPCS Kyocera Hydro XTRM -- what HSPA+ and LTE speeds does it support? The available specs only mention the ...
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How to find sensor hardware specs?

I need a list of all magnetic field sensors, used in Android devices. Where can I find such a thing? Specs is not so important, I mean, I think I can just search for the name of the hardware and find ...
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How to Remap the Hardware Buttons On Your Android Phone

I want my return hardware button (capacitive touch buttons) to turn into recent apps button. Please help me out. I don't use return button enough.
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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 ...
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How to evaluate generic no-name tablets?

I have pretty much decided to buy a cheap Chinese generic / no-name tablet before I leave Taiwan. This will be my first Android and my first touchscreen device of any kind. I'm buying something very ...
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Is there a countdown timer app that I can use with the hardware volume buttons?

I'm doing a kind of meditation that requires regularly setting a countdown timer for a few seconds, then when it stops and buzzes, starting it again. I've used a variety of apps for this, but with a ...
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computer crashes while upgrading phone to ice cream sandwich

Twice while upgrading my LG phone to ice cream sandwich the computer crashed. I had to reset the computer. I am using the latest LG PC suite and the computer is a brand new Dell XPS.
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USB host port via Android accessory protocol adapter

Is it possible for an Android 4 phone with only a standard micro-USB port (not OTG), to be provided with a USB host port through an adapter using the Android accessory protocol? Do such adapters ...