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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Tablet CPU gets too hot,Shut down Resets tablet

I have a thomson MID1002 tablet (maybe Chinese). Problem is Whenever I shut it down, it instead resets the tablet, thereby restarting it. The internal storage shows 0.0B, hence no app can be ...
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Please help . HTC ADR6350 3g phone automatically goes to speaker during incoming call How turn off.?

HTC ADR6350 3g phone automatically goes to speaker during incoming call How do I turn that off off.?
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Trying to get my HTC to connect to my computer, but it keeps saying I removed my microSD card

Just as the title says, trying to connect my HTC to my computer, and whenever I restart my phone, it reads my MicroSD card just fine. I go into my settings, set my Connect to PC as Disk Drive, and ...
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Disable headphones external microphone

My headphones have external mic, but the problem is that it doesn't works. When I catch a call, I have to unplug them for picking up an incoming call. Are there an ability to force android to use ...
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Alarm not triggered when battery low (but also when battery full)

I've noticed that on my Android 4.3 Samsung Galaxy SIII, as well as on previous devices, the alarm is not triggered when the battery is low, and any applications that depend on this will thus not be ...
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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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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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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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Replacing Samsung S3 Mother Board

I have experienced problems with my Samsung Galaxy S3 mother board and I want to replace it with a new one. Does the new motherboard come with OS installed in its ROM as its default OS ?