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Error “FAILED (data transfer failure (Value too large for defined data type))” While Flashing Nexus 4

I have a Nexus 4 that was soft bricked during an OTA update. I have tried to flash several factory images to it and every time it gave me the error "FAILED (data transfer failure (Value too large for ...
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Soft Bricked Nexus 4

A long time ago my Nexus 4 was doing an OTA update and crashed midway through. Now when I try to power it on it shows the google symbol then a standing Android with its chest open and a progress bar ...
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Suspicious guest user activity and keyboard setting changes

A guest user is occasionally created on my phone and I don't know why. It consumes some mobile data, as indicated by Android's data usage report. Another suspicious thing is that my keyboard's ...
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How to find my recovery version

I am using CyanogenMod with CM-Recovery. my phone is encrypted. So I update my ROM using sideload. But I want which version of recovery I am using.
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Nexus 4 stuck in boot loop

Yesterday some guy has changed my 3.5 mm jack in nexus 4. Old one was broken. After that I could not turned on my phone. I saw infinite boot. I had android 5 in that time. Today I install android 4.2....
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Turn off vibration on apps for nexus

Is there any way to turn off the vibration on the nexus 4 phone? I would like to open up the phone and rip out the vibration device it is annoying me that much. For all calls and SMS there is no ...
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Devices are not found when executing command (but “fastboot devices” finds them)

I'm trying to install CyanogenMod on Nexus 4 and so far I had done this: - installed google driver; - enabled developer options on my phone; - enabled debugging by USB; - unlocked my device using ADB; ...
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Prevent banner ads in other apps from launching Google Play Store app pages

I figure there has to be a way to do this, somehow. The ads are getting smarter these days. They don't even need you to tap them anymore. In some apps, the banners change on a 2 minute cycle, and ...
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Can't unlock phone with cracked screen - Stock Nexus 4

I cracked my stock Nexus 4 screen and I am unable to swipe my unlock pattern. I am trying to backup my phone (pictures/sms) but more importantly I need to have access to my Google Authenticator so I ...
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cyanogenmod 13 encryption on Nexus 4

I do update my cyanogenmod every 2 day or less depending on update released at cyanogenmod.org, but since I encrypted my phone it does not update itself like earlier, but i can do it with "adb ...
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Nexus 4 crashing after Google logo

I got a really confusing problem at hand with my Nexus 4 right now. When I woke up in the morning, I looked at my phones screen. Everything was looking fine (and I had about three quarters of my ...
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Nexus 4 Crash after Google logo, now red flashing light

I got a really confusing problem at hand with my Nexus 4 right now. When I woke up in the morning, I looked at my phones screen. Everything was looking fine (and I had about three quarters of my ...
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Nexus 4 disable vibrate

I am using a Google Nexus 4, running Android 5.1.1. I am trying to disable vibrations when I use the unlock pattern, or the main button panel home, back, and open apps tray. All of these buttons ...
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Nexus 4 Red Notification light with full battery

I have a problem with my Nexus 4. About once in a week it goes in the "deep hibernation mode" and shows this behavior: Red notification light on Nexus 4, won't power on, device unresponsive My ...
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Android won't boot even after flashing stock ROM

It started acting weirdly after shutting down while it was updating some apps. First, it would only function normally when on the charger (it was really erratic off it, shutting down when turning on ...
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How to import an existing mmssms.db to an Android Virtual Device?

I've downgraded from Cyanogenmod 13 (Android 6.0.1) to Android stock 5.1.1, and kept my previous mmssms.db file, but it is incompatible with older Android versions. I would like to import this ...
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Nexus 4 5.1.1 Reboot Diagnoses (With Full Log)

I recently clean flashed 5.1.1 on my Nexus 4 and restored all my apps and set the device up the way I need it to be, however, I am experiencing these random reboots that I cannot solve. I have checked ...
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Nexus 4 - Random reboot

I have a 3 years old LG Nexus-4, I have tried multicore cpu controller pro and some cardboard/VR apps (google cardboard, fulldive, etc..) recently & I have faced some rare random restart for 4-5 ...
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Infamous Marshmallow WiFi battery drain

Yes, the infamous battery drain bug. I've tried every fix in the book and I can't solve the problem. I've got a Nexus 4 with Chroma (1/18/2016 build) and Hell's core(3.4.0-hC-b87-M) (Marshmallow). I ...
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Weird touch issue (single touch becomes double touch)

Phone is Nexus4 on 4.3 Sliding the pointer from the left everything is ok until close to the right edge (but not yet there), where it "morphs" into two touches (still only 1 finger). The X positions ...
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Nexus 4 red flashing light phone hasn't turned on

I'm having trouble turning on my Nexus 4 my charger recently broke and I got a new one before I got it I had left it at 90% overnight thinking that it will last until morning but in the morning it was ...
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Unlocking the screen of Nexus 4 from pc

I am trying to unlock myphone through pc as the screen is broken and does not work. For now only power and volume buttons work. I tried looking around and found about ADK but whenever I tried to run ...
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Bluetooth Car Disconnects :(

Having a pretty irritating issue with my bluetooth connection and my car. The phone will connect up no problem, but as soon as you try to play a track, switch apps or sometimes even unlock the phone, ...
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How to keep my screen light on during the call (Nexus 4, Android 5.1.1)

I have a Nexus 4 (Android 5.1.1). My proximity sensor does not work well. I don't have any cover. The distance it detects is always 0 cm. One solution I found is turn on "Power button ends call". ...
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Nexus 4 end of support

I think I've read that Nexus 4 will not receive monthly security updates any more. But I couldn't find the official information, other than this general page. Can you help me with this ?
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Notification when photos are being backed up?

Is there a way to see a notification when Google Photos backs up my photos? (throughout the whole process) I have a Nexus 4 with Android 5.1.1
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Nexus 4 shows up empty on Windows Explorer

I connected my Nexus 4 to my PC via USB. When I open the device in Windows Explorer, though, it's empty. I made sure to install an MTP driver. How can I access the file system of my phone? Edit: I ...
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Cannot edit contacts in Marshmallow / Gmail contacts sync

Merry Christmas! So, I recently upgraded from Nexus 4 to 5x. My contacts used to live on the sim, but since having to change sim (micro -> nano). I exported the contacts using the Contacts app to a ....
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Nexus 4 3G not working

The phone is running AOSP Marshmallow, it is rooted and has Xposed installed. Mobile operator is Latvian Mobile Phone with working data plan. I can send and receive calls and texts and use WiFi. So ...
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Virtual track pad to control mouse pointer in android

I have a nexus 4 phone, which has lost half of the screen's touch capability due to its digitizer capability. I would like to have "TouchMousePointer Windows app" like app in android and place it on ...
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CM 12.1 Nightly Mako Home Button Not Showing

When I go to landscape mode on my Nexus 4 with a CM 12.1 Nightly, the home button gets cut off, and the other buttons are not showing. How can I fix this?
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How can I wipe my SD card on an unresponsive Nexus 4?

About two years ago, I dropped my Nexus 4 and shattered the screen. It no longer registered touches and is unusable. I'm finally getting around to recycling all of my busted electronics, and I ...
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adb backup finishes without saving data [duplicate]

I'm using a rooted Google Nexus 4 (mako) with CyanogenMod 11 and adb 1.0.32 on OS X. I also use disk encryption. adbd is running as root. I'm trying to create a full backup using: adb backup -apk -...
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Nexus 4 2G/3G not working

The phone is running AOSP Marshmallow, is rooted and has Xposed installed. Mobile operator is Latvian Mobile Phone with working data plan. I can send and receive calls and texts and use WiFi. So far ...
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Nexus 4 stops responding

Sometimes Nexus 4 stops responding and I must hold down the power button until the device reboots. Here's the battery information, if it helps What should I do? Perform a wipe? Android 5....
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Are there any disadvantages of enabling LTE on Nexus 4?

I've heard it is possible to enable LTE for the Nexus 4. Are there any disadvantages of this? I assume there is a reason why it isn't enabled by default.
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Nexus 4 - Bootloop after screen replacement

I've replaced a screen on a Nexus 4, and now I can't turn it on, it goes into bootloop. I can enter recovery mode, and even tried to wipe cache partition but it didn't help. One more detail, I'm ...
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How to make system updates to be downloaded ONLY over WIFI

I just started using a Nexus 4 device. I love that I get notified when a system update is available. System update available notification (click to enlarge) What I don't get is why I'm not given ...
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Can Nexus devices be SIM locked?

I have Nexus 4 from Fido (Canadian provider). I want to use with another provider, but I don't know if it's locked by Fido. I read this discussion and see opposite points of view: NEXUS devices ...
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All of the Xposed framework zips I flashed gave me a bootloop. Why is that so?

I have a Google Nexus 4 running stock 5.1.1. It's rooted. I'm aware that there is no official release of Xposed for SDK 22. I tried flashing more than two unofficial zips via TWRP. And all of them ...
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How to debug Nexus 4 Crashing. (Even after flashing factory image)

Lately my Nexus 4 has started crashing more and more often to the point it almost becomes unbearable. It crashes about 1-2 times a day and around 2-3 times a week its a hard crash where it needs to ...
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Questions about “Nandroid” backups

I have a nexus 4 and I'm having issues with Android 5.0 so I was thinking to go back to 4.4.4, but first I want to backup the current state. Before I do this, I have a few questions: if create a ...
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How to do a clone / backup & restore between identical devices via USB and broken screen

I have a Nexus 4 with a recently broken screen, and another Nexus 4 that works. I would like to copy all of the data, apps, etc, from the broken Nexus 4 to the working Nexus 4. The broken phone still ...
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How do I connect to my phone that's in vigilant coma?

So I have this phone that looks like it's working fine under the hood, but input (power button and touchscreen) as well as the output (display) are pretty much dead. Interlude on what happened ...
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Android boot loop after fresh install

Phone: Nexus 4 with the latest android 5.1.1. Accidentally I broke my screen and turned off my phone. After a month my screen was replaced and then I got stuck in the boot loop at the start. I've ...
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Radio problem with Nexus 4

It seems I have always had some sort of radio connection problem with this phone, however since the most recent updates it's gotten really bad. My blue tooth headset (sometimes) constantly connects, a ...
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Homescreen appears to be on while it's off

I know it sounds weird, but when I turn off the screen using the power button I have the feeling that it doesn't turn off completely. I'll try to explain why. I press the power button, the home-...
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CyanogenMod 12.1 - global proxy

I tried to setup global ssh tunnel proxy on Android. There are a couple of guides and stuff around on the web, but the only thing I was able to setup is with Firefox only by adjusting the proxy ...
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Nexus 4 Stuck at “Checking connection..” after factory reset

My Nexus4 mobile is on android-5.1.1 version. Today I tried to factory reset my mobile and completed reset. After reset rebooted my mobile and it went through language selection screen. Selected wi-fi ...
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Nexus 4 won't stay connected to WiFi after 5.1.1bis update

A week or two ago, I got an OTA update for what I now assume to be the second 5.1.1 release, which I will henceforth refer to as "5.1.1bis", and references to just "5.1.1" will mean the originally ...