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How to totally block internet access (data) on an Android?

I use Android 4.1.2 dual SIM, so I often switch SIM cards and restart the cell phone. My plan allows me internet connection, but it's pay by the day, so even if I mistakenly sent one byte, it would ...
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Can I reverse tether my Android device to my phone using Bluetooth PAN or DUN?

I have a Sony Ericsson K800i phone that supports both bluetooth PAN and DUN. Is there any way to share my phone's internet to my tablet (cheap achinese Aishuo A820 with Android 2.3.1, rooted). For ...
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Some applications don'e have access to the mobile data on unrooted S4 device

Some applications on my S4 mobile won't be able to use internet over Mobile data where the other apps use it normally. For example I can't use "WhatsApp" neither "Viber" where I can use "Facebook" ...
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Connecting an android phone through the wifi with proxy

I am currently abroad. I have internet on my PC via a RJ45 cable on Win7 PC. It works fine through a proxy (address + specific port). Now I want to use my smartphone but there is no wireless ...
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Can't access internet in Chrome, Internet Browser

The problem is little weird, I'm unable to access internet via Chrome and Samsung's default internet browser. The error that appears is : Connection Refused. Whereas I can easily access from other ...
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Tether from PC to android via USB

Is there a way to tether a PC's ethernet or WiFi connection to a Samsung Galaxy Fame using Jelly Bean 4.1? What I would like to do is to be able to access the internet on the phone using the PC's ...
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Recommended way to restore transparency about permissions after Google Play store changed rules

It's been quite a time when Google decided to not any more let the customer decide whether or not to let apps access the internet. (see ...
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Neo V with 4.0 ICS update — battery problem

My Sony Xperia Neo V battery performance has gone down very badly after upgrading to ICS. It mainly happens when I have my mobile data/internet turned on. How can I improve the battery performance?
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Unknown host error in browser on mobile network

I have a rooted HTC One X running a custom ROM. I use a firewall and Xprivacy for managing permissions. When on my Vodafone India 3G network, I can't open any site other than Google using the default ...
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How to disable automatic memory management in android kitkat

I was in the middle of bank transaction, and I received a 3d pin through sms. I tapped the notification to opened the sms to read the pin, and then went to recent opened apps to go back to transaction ...
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Android on Virtualbox - Internet connection isn't available to all apps

I've installed Android on Virtualbox. Everything works fine. As I started Android, I was able to insert my google username, browse the web, install application via PlayStore. However, there are some ...
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internet slow on my tablet

I know this question has been asked over and over and I have searched for an answer but no one seems to have an good result. I have a new Prestigio Multipad 10.1. It's a nice tablet but I'm ...
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Data works on my phone, internet doesn't?

I recently unlocked my Android phone for an international move, and got a local SIM card. Currently, all 'data' functions are working in apps - Tango, Facebook, Google search, etc. However, the ...
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AFwall+: Why does the Kernel need an internet connection all the time?

Since I started using AFWall+ (a firewall based on iptables) on Android, I was wondering why the Linux kernel tries to connect to the internet all the time? Allthough blocking the kernel I didn't ...
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Can I access the Intenet via WiFi if my phone has no SIM card?

I want to use WhatsApp on Samsung GT S5830 in Japan, but I do not have a SIM card for my phone. Can I use the Internet on my mobile via WiFi?
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Block apps from accessing the Internet on Android device

In Android, is it possible to block apps from accessing the Internet? Many apps will often connect to remote servers in the background, including Google's own apps or system services. Over time this ...
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No rings of video calls of whatever messanger

Mobile internet is on. I call to my android phone from some messenger on PC. There are no any reaction on the phone. Some time later I see a notification on the phone, that there was a call. I tried ...
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Internet sharing - Ubuntu

I have a smartphone (from a local manufacturer). It has an option saying 'USB Internet' with description 'Sharing windows PC internet via USB cable'. My first question is whether I can bridge my ...
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How to start Samsung SM-T210 via pc , without wi-fi but with ethernet?

My home ethernet , is wired only ! How i can start and connect my tablet , through my pc ?
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Internet becomes abeyant gradually on phone usage

Observed this problem in the following devices: Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 GT-P3100. - Android JB. Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 GT-S7582. - Android JB. Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro Sk17i. - Android ICS. ...
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Reliable way to set DNS

I have an LG P880 phone on 4.2 and a 2013 Nexus 7 on 4.4. I use 2G, 3G and Wifi for the phone. I am experimenting with changing the DNS to Google's. I do notice that the ISP (Wifi of course) DNS ...
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Where do I configure DNS and IP settings in HTC Desire S?

HTC Desire S seems to have very scarce WiFi settings. I'm trying to debug a Wifi connectivity issue and looks like it might be a DNS problem. I Googled and looks like many Android devices have some ...
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Website auto redirects to playstore app [duplicate]

I have runkeeper installed and within the app they direct yoy to there website to create routes. However when I browse to runkeeper.com it redirects me to the playstore app automatically. How can I ...
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VPN app in Google Play Store prevents me from connecting the Internet

I was using the app called VPN 1-Click for a long time. Recently I got root and granted it permissions when it asked for it. I recently removed the permissions from the app because the servers weren't ...
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No Internet when another Android device is connected to router

Like the titles says, i have a weird problem. I have a brand new device A (Android phone V4.2, manufacturer is called "Vivax"-not very popular outside Europe), which is having problems accessing ...
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Unable To Open Google Play

I've encountering a problem. The problem is that i can't access my Google Play on a my Wi-fi. It is not on a particular tablet or phone. Its all the devices me an my family own. That includes 4 phones ...
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How can I install MySQL on my Android device(s)?

There are good and bad choices available for the design of my system and MySQL seems to be the best available. I need it to run client/server and support stored procedures & triggers and a host ...
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Samsung Galaxy Ace Internet Connection Problems

My mother owns a Samsung Galaxy Ace(GT-S5830) mobile phone and we have a wireless modem from Airties with model number Air5343 broadcasting its SSID. The wireless works fine with all devices except ...
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Access Internet via Bluetooth from Windows 7 Desktop to Android 2.3.5 Mobile phone

Hi need to know How do we Access Internet via Bluetooth from Windows 7 Desktop PC to Android 2.3.5 Mobile phone? Please advice step by step solution and Thanks in advance. When I was raising this ...
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On campus e-resources cannot be accessed via Google Chrome Android

I own a Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablet(Wi-fi only model) featuring Android 4.1.2. My problem is that I cannot access and use library e-resources on campus although I have my tablets MAC address registered ...
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how to fix grey wifi icon (no internet), and how to track what caused that?

[SUSPENDED. see P.S. at end, any good way to deal with this suspended state?] My phone have the grey wifi-icon problem, where you do not have access to internet. Yesterday it was working fine, I ...
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Is there any method through which I can make the YouTube app use https connections instead of http?

Well the question describes the problem. I know that the YouTube app is not using secure connections, and I want to force the YouTube app to use secure connections. Can this be done?
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Normal Internet surfing, without being redirect

Disclaimer: I'm new in the smartphone world. So, I have my new smartphone (LG5), I open the browser and I would like to surf internet as I do from my laptop. I go to google, search a site, for ...
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Dial up internet using Android

I still remember the old way of creating Dial up connection using our mobile device as a modem to connect internet. Is it possible to use our android device as a dial up modem to connect internet? ...
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Domain of wifi internet test

My router has an adblocker, such that any request to a blacklisted domain is redirected to a port that returns a 1x1 pixel gif (pixelserv). At the moment, whenever my Galaxy S3 (with 4.3 Jelly Bean) ...
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How to make apps know that I actually have internet /make them not check for wifi etc when Im reverse tethering?

Ive researched the issue of some apps not connecting properly to internet and it is caused by the apps checking the state of wifi and other standard android internet connections instead of actually ...
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sharing windows 7 cable internet connection to nexus 4 via WiFi

I am connected to the internet via an ethernet cable on my laptop pc. I want to share my PC's internet connection with my Nexus 4(Android 4.4.2). I have created an ad-hoc network on my windows 7 pc ...
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Android WIFI grey/blue icon (and performance) depends on AP?

I have a very peculiar issue with my Android Tablet. Issue: Tablet has good access to Internet and blue icon whenn connected to AP (access point) "A", poor access and grey icon with AP "B" ...
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why does my power drain when i use usb otg ethernet on my galaxy nexus?

i've noticed a massive power drain using usb otg ethernet on a galaxy nexus (running cyanogenmod 11), compared to plain wifi. was wondering if anyone knew why ? and how i might resolve this ...
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How does the emulator get connected to the internet?

I want to know the secret behind how my emulator gets connected to the internet. No matter whether I connect my netbook to the internet through wireless, wired or mobile broadband connection, my ...
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How to stop Android assuming all wi-fi connections give internet access [duplicate]

This is kinda the inverse of what lots of people seem to be asking. It really annoys me when i'm in a city and my Android connects to every and any wi-fi hotspot whether or not they require login, ...
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Weird internet connection problem

My friend just had an internet connection problem. Her handphone (Acer Liquid C1, Android OS maybe 4.0) have a problem in the connection. It could connect to Line application and chat normally, then ...
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How does Android determine if it has an Internet connection?

My Nexus 10 (Android 4.4.2, unrooted) is not playing nice with my wireless network. Although it can connect and I don't have any problems browsing the web, for some reason Android thinks that it ...
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Restricted Access for SIM when use internet (3G, 2G and wi-fi)

I am using THL W3+ and i have some problems when I switch on the internet (3G,2G, wi-fi) - it is working in normal mode for not more than 5 minutes and then the SIM and voice calls are in restricted ...
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Accessing web server application from server itself?

I have downloaded a web server program, and when launched it gives an IP address to access it through port 8080. However, nothing happens, so I can draw the conclusion at these possible problems: ...
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Why do some apps with no internet features require internet access?

A couple of apps I've installed or considered say they require internet access even though they have no obvious internet features. One of the most surprising ones was a simple compass app. Why is ...
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Do the apps that require a full internet access override android network settings?

You all know that some apps require "full internet access', and other permissions. Some use it for ads, some use it for other reasons, etc. So, can these apps access the internet when my wifi network ...
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How to use PC internet on Android mobile via Bluetooth [duplicate]

How to use my PC internet on Android mobile via Bluetooth. I'm having a bluetooth dongle connected to my PC. My phone and the PC are paired. DETAILS OS: Windows XP INTERNET CONNECTION MECHANISM : ...
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Some questions about Thinkpad Tablet

I need to purchase a tablet for on the move access to web, video, book reading etc. I am a Thinkpad fan so I would like to go for Lenovo Thinkpad. However I have some questions regarding it, which ...
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US Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet in India - mobile data

I bought Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet 32GB from US andI am now in India. I have a vodafone 2G SIM. How can I connect this to my Thinkpad? And I have a M blaze data card. Can this be connected to the ...