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What does Hot Boot mean?

In Miui ROMs, there are four options for rebooting a phone from the power menu: What does "Hot Boot" mean, technically speaking? Are there any circumstances where a hot boot could cause harm? Are ...
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How can I access the internal phone storage via ClockworkMod recovery?

I have an HTC Incredible, rooted to MIUI, and am frozen on the white Incredible boot screen. I need to grab a few pictures off the phone before I do a new install. Is it possible to access the phone ...
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The app Facebook has violated its self-enforced StrictMode policy

I am using Red Mi Note running on MIUI5. Recently, I am getting this error: The app Facebook (process.com.facebook.katana) has violated its self-enforced StrictMode Policy. What does it mean? ...
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Google Now says it's not available in my country

On my Xiaomi M2A, Google Now complains that it's not available in my country. I know for a fact that Google Now is available in the Netherlands, because it works fine on my Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet. ...
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How to change bottom bar apps in MIUI launcher?

I have installed a ROM based on MIUI. The default launcher has 4 buttons on the bottom bar; is it possible to change the app shortcut of them?
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How to determine cause of boot halt in Samsung logo screen?

The apps kept crashing on my phone (even MIUI Home) so I shut it down using the long power press and selecting shut down/power off option. When I powered it back on, it just stays stuck on the ...
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How do I change the default search app in MIUI?

I'm running MIUI 11.20.90 on my HTC Incredible. I recently updated the Google Search app via the Android Market and now the default search app has changed from Google Search to MIUI's built-in ...
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What's the process for installing a new ROM after I've just completed one?

I have a HTC Incredible running 2.2, successfully used the unrevoked method and rooted it, used Titanium Backup to back up all apps and system data, and ROM manager to install and run CM7. ok, that's ...
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What will be faster when moving to sd-ext via A2SD+ Data or Dalvik-cache? (or can I move both with no extra-penalty)

I'm using A2SD+ on my HTC Desire running on MIUI. Currently only the app and app-private are under /sd-ext, but I'm running out of space very quickly :) Currently my dalvik-cache consumes 46.3MB and ...
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Does a MIUI-Phone work in Europe?

I've just read about the chinese MIUI Phones (Mi Two), my question is wheter they work in Europe, or might there be some issues because of other phone networks? Might there be some other issues apart ...
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Xiaomi Redmi 1S: Deleted system and framework folders

I have a Xiaomi Redmi 1S. Through Root Browser app I unfortunately deleted system and framework folders. From then onwards my phone is not getting booted up. I tried wiping and resetting my phone from ...
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Samsung Galaxy S2 bricked?

I own a galaxy sII. 3 weeks back, I downloaded and flashed the MIUI ICS rom on my phone. A week later I tried to update the ROM through ROM Manager. Everything went fine except when after flashing the ...
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Stuck in Fastboot mode after flashing custom ROM on Xiaomi Mi3W

I flashed MIUI fastboot ROM on Xiaomi Mi3W since I had problem booting it. It was a old ROM but now nothing happens except it is stuck on fastboot mode. It doesn't even charge the battery. I tried re-...
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In MIUI 2.10.12, where do I set it so that I get pop up notifications?

This is the first time I'm using MIUI as my ROM and I swear I managed to make it pop out an alert window when someone messages me. Now, however, I can't seem to figure out how to do it again. When I ...
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MIUI rom fails to install on HTC Desire

This is my first post, so apologies if I don't make things as clear as they should be. I'm trying to flash MIUI_0.8.1-2.9.7zip on HTC Desire. I'm doing this through goomanager. I wiped data, cache ...
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3G icon won't change with Miui themes

I recently upgraded my HTC Incredible's Miui ROM version from 11.20 to 20.21 - I flashed the zip from CWM recovery, wiped cache, and wiped dalvik cache. When it booted up the first time everything was ...
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What are CyanogenMod and MIUI based phones?

Recently I came to know about some phones which are based on MIUI and CyanogenMod. I want to know if the meaning behind it is they will get lifetime updates from MIUI and CyanogenMod or something else?...
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Battery life in dual-boot HTC HD2

I own a dual-booting HTC-HD2 with MIUI on SD card. I already knew, from tutorials, that in order to maximize battery life I should first-boot Android only with 100% of charge. This is currently ...
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What Effect Will Installing A Custom Launcher Have On MIUI V.5?

A friend installed the custom rom MIUI V.5, and is finding it a bit different to stock jelly bean. I told him to give it time to adjust, as i'm sure "its not that different". Rather than disposing of ...
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Initial lock screen before the pattern screen not moving

I have a new MI 3 phone with MIUI, and I tried the theme Angry paper on this, and there seems to be a problem with the initial lock screen of this theme and it won't unlock to display the pattern, and ...
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How do I get the stock icon for MIUI apps?

I want to change the icon of MX Player to the same as MiVideo, but where do I get the icon for MiVideo within MIUI os itself? I tried /data/system/customized_icons but IT isn't there.
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Galaxy S Advance Android update

I've heard there are some Android alternatives. Like miui or Cyagenmod or Mozilla OS. I have Galaxy S Advance (GT-I9070) and i've heard Samsung is not going to provide any updates for my device. So, i ...
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Does the sd-ext partition get wiped out after flashing a different ROM?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace using its official CyanogenMod build. I wanted to try this MIUI ROM for a change: http://forums.miui.us/showthread.php?22816-ROM-MIUI-us-2-8-3-for-galaxy-ace Everything ...
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Whatsapp only lets me delete the profile picture [Solved]

Recently, I wanted to change my profile picture on whatsapp for another one, but when I tried to do that, only the option to delete it appeared. This also happens when I want to change the background ...
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How do I get MIUI to allow notifications for reminder apps?

I'm using an MI phone (Redmi Note 4G), it runs on MIUI v7. This is a problem that a lot of people have been facing for a really long time now: Push notifications for reminder apps (Say Wunderlist, ...
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Custom Google Contacts list view in Xiaomi Mi4i

I am an Indian residing in the UK, and the phone is bought in India. Phone Model: Xiaomi Mi4i Android Version: 5 MIUI Version: 6 Problem I am an avid user of Google and I have my contact lists ...
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Wifi is not working after installing MIUI

I have HTC Desire S and i was using android 4.0.4 ROM from HTC but it was too slow and I decided to install a new ROM - MIUI 3.2.22 for Desire S. When I installed it, my wifi didn't work. I tried to ...
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MIUI dial pad is not working

Recently I have installed MIUI on my Xperia p. Everything is working fine except the dial pad. When I open the dial pad it automatically disappeared showing UNFORTUNATELY DIAL PAD HAS STOPPED WORKING....
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Hidden Root Browser on MIUI?

I have just installed MIUI on my phone and when I was about to select a picture to attach to a message, I was prompted with the following: The thing is, I don't have Root Browser installed. I also ...
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Decrypt encryptes Android Phone (MIUI 4.2)

I've encrypted my Phone because of my organization's policy. Unfortunately the device is a bit slower and moreover I am not able to update ROMs anymore. I do have root access and my device is running ...
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Fascinate gets to download mode and splash (boot loop) but not recovery mode

The device is a Samsung Fascinate. I had MIUI working for about a year, tried installing Cyanogen-mod today. The install got stuck in the CM splash screen, so I recovered the MIUI backup. On reboot (...
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Changing end-of-list animation in MIUI

I really like the Samsung / iOS bounce at the end of lists, and I really dislike the overglow animation from Google. And since I'm only using MIUI ROMs, I'm used to being able to set up everything the ...
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Upgrading MIUI when installed on SD card

I have MIUI 1.7.22 Italian installed on my HD2 running from SD card. I found that there is version 1.8.5 available from the MIUI updater program on the phone. However, even if I download the ROM it ...
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How do I check which apps are using wifi?

I'm using the red mi 2 and data transfer is taking place via wifi, problem is I don't know which app is using it. Is there a way to see wifi usage statistics?
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How to update google apps in miui5

I have purchased a Redmi 1s mobile. It has miui v5. It seems that we can't update Google apps in miui. So, how can we update Google apps in miui. I've just seen that the updates are shown in apps ...
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How does emulated storage actually work?

I recently bought a Xiaomi Note 4G. An amazing piece of technology. I transferred the apps I had on my previous device to it. The reason I bought it was partially to have a good gaming experience. ...
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Stuck on Boot Animation

Recently I installed MIUI v5 rom on my smartphone. When I rebooted my smartphone it got stuck on the MI Boot Animation Logo. What is the problem? Please Help me.
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Changing Default Homescreen on MIUI 7

This is for an Mi Pad running MIUI 7. The default home screen is the first one which allows only widgets & not apps. Googling around, several sites say that you can change the def home screen - i....
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Alarm ringtone plays after calling

This problem started 2-3 months ago. It doesn't matter who initiates call, after disconnect my phone plays the standard melody used to wake me up in the morning (Dreamland). I don't know how to turn ...
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Can I use MIUI's auto SMS + MMS backup + restore thing on another custom ICS rom?

MIUI's built in SMS + MMS backup works quite well. However, I want to try out new custom ROMs. Is it possible to add integration of that MIUI service onto another ICS rom?
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Can you install MIUI themes from different sites?

I'm installing Miui from Miui.us, and I was wondering if I can install themes from http://miuiandroid.com/, or will those not work?
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Revert from MIUI to Motoblur

I am a proud owner of Motorola Defy. A few months ago I upgraded my defy from 2.1 to 2.2. Although it had new features it became a bit laggy and so finally I decided to root my defy and install MIUI ...
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Whats app messenger stops working on 3g network in miui 8

I have updated miui 8 to 6.7.14 (Developer ROM) in my mi4 device. After that I cant use whats app on 3g mobile network I checked It already marked for mobile in Security -> Data Usage -> ...
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Default Phone and Contact Icon Missing. How Come?

I put my phone on my pocket. Then the phone and contact icon missing. I look and look. I go to installed apps. Which is strange because they seem to be system app instead of installed apps. The apps ...
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Is CM-11 build stable enough for Xiaomi Mi Pad?

I'm going to buy a Xiaomi Mi Pad soon and wanted to verify this thing from people who have actually used the CyanogenMod build on Mi Pad. Basically, I'd like to know two things: Is the latest build ...
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Contacts from SIM card are not visible on MIUI

How I can I display contacts from SIM card on my new Android phone? (Xiaomi with MUIU)
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Cannot see installed apps in Google play store.

When I open the Google Play Store and tap on the installed apps, it just keeps loading forever. Also, any app I try to install shows 'download pending' and is never actually downloaded. I use MIUI 7 ...
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Xiaomi Mi5 crashes sometimes

I bought a Xiaomi Mi5 from honorbuy. Sometimes the phone freeze and reboot itself. Then i installed the latest miui global dev rom. still the same problems. everything works fine but like 2 or 3 times ...
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MIUI: Clicking on message in Facebook does not open up facebook messenger

If you go to someone's profile in the Facebook app & click on the message button, it should launch messenger - but it does not. Both on MIUI 6 & MIUI 7. This seems to be reported at a couple ...
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Phone not load Android OS

My phone Xiaomi Note 1S 4G (gucci). I have problem with restarting or shutting down Android. Then OS not loading and stack on MI logo (maybe bootloop). I cant go into Recovery too (Power + Volume up - ...