Use this tag to refer to repair maintenance, scheduled maintenance, or preventive maintenance of Android devices.

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What does leaving your device off for a while do?

This page: What should I do before I try advanced troubleshooting says 3) Keep your device switched off for a while. Make sure you remove your SIM card (and the battery and SD card as well, if they ...
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Galaxy Note is getting slower and less responsive [duplicate]

I've had my Galaxy Note about 18 months. It's progressively getting slower and slower to respond to user input. Any tap has an unpredictable delay, up to a few seconds. Even typing has a noticeable ...
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What should I do before sending my bricked phone to repair?

There are similar questions here, but this one is about a phone that doesn't turn on. I can't reset to factory. What should I do? Change my Google password? What information will the technician have ...
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Do you need to run uninstallers/cleaners on Android to maintain performance levels like on Windows?

You'll have to forgive me as I'm not as familiar with the internal workings of Android/Linux as I am with Windows. I'm curious about performance degrading on an Android device in the absence of, for ...
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How to clean up old application folders from prior ROM?

I installed CM10 on my GS2, and during the process I didn't format the file system as I wanted to retain my photos and music on the device. I was aware of an app called "SD Maid" that is supposed to ...
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What should I do before I try advanced troubleshooting

Are there any generic troubleshooting steps and tips to be followed before I search for problem specific troubleshooting options? Then what are they? I only have a general knowledge on Android and ...
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How to remove unused folders created by apps?

When I started with a fresh SD card, there were only very few folders in it. As time passed by when I tried many apps, I could see the folder list in my SD card seems to grow. It is understandable ...