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Nexus 4 red light of death. Unable to fix it (tried two possible solutions)

Using a 3-year Nexus 4, I started yesterday to suffer the red light of death issue. Firtsly, I open the unit, disconected and conected the battery, following the directions of: ...
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How to update rooted Nexus 4 to Android 5.1.1 without wiping everything?

I used Nexus Root Toolkit before, and it had a "no wipe mode" option but now it's gone. So is there a way to upgrade Android 5.1 to 5.1.1 without wiping data and factory resetting everything?
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How to Fix Nexus-4 sensor problem while on calls

I am having nexus 4 from my friends and I had a small issue with that.When i lift the call and place it my ear the screen was turning off when i remove from my ear then again it wont turn on please ...
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How can I use an NFC tag to unlock my device

It seems that some of the NFC lock apps don't integrate into the native lock-screen, but present a custom home screen that blocks access to native home screen. This appears to result a range of ...
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I can't hear the other person when making a call. And they can't hear me.

Nexus 4 5.1.1 I've also tried safe mode, no luck. Is there anything I can do to be able to make calls again?
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Failed updating and uninstalling app with ADB

I installed Better Battery Stats (BBS) v2 from XDA and quickly realized that the actual required version is 2.1. So I tried to uninstall BBS via ADB but that failed because BBS is a system app. Now ...
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App is kept in memory, content is not

On my GPE S4 (Android 5.0.1), if I change from Firefox or Google Sheets or ezPDFreader to another application for more than 1 or 2 minutes, and come back, the data is loaded again. It is not only bad ...
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The speaker won't work for my Nexus 4

My phone was working fine until one day I left it outside for a few minutes. I went back inside and checked my phone. I tried to watch YouTube but it had no sounds.
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Tap & Go setup missed installed apps

I have just executed a Tap & Go setup moving from Nexus 4 (Android 5.1.1) to OnePlus One (Android 5.0.2). It seems to be working all fine except for the fact that the setup misses the majority of ...
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Nexus 4 fails to mount with mtp mode

My Nexus 4 fails to mount with mtp mode. All other modes work (ptp, adb, fastboot). Three months ago I was able to copy the /storage/emulated/0 directory from the Nexus 4 to my pc for backup so all ...
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No “flash zip from SD card” option on ClockworkMod Recovery

I am trying to follow the steps outlined in the following article in order to root my Nexus 4 running Android 5.1: ...
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Nexus 4 power button issue

I read a lot about this but nowhere I could find a specific issue which I am facing. My power button's hold function is not working. I can lock my screen but anything which involves me having to hold ...
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How to force phone call to use USB headphones?

So after many hours of fiddling, I got music to play over my Logitech G930 wireless headphones by installing NX Rom which has OTG support, plugging in a USB y-cable to power, my phone, and the USB ...
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sleep of death nexus 4

I have Nexus 4 with Android 5.1. Recently it started to get Sleep of Death occasionally. I think it started after updating Android from 4.* to 5.*. I read that it's bug in Android Lollipop and some ...
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What files should I backup to keep MMS attachments in message threads?

I need to backup call logs, SMS, and MMS with their attachements but I don't want to use an app for that. I have root access. I will restore them on the same device (Nexus 4). What files exactly ...
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Nexus 4 screen got hung until battery drained and on restart stuck on flying dots

I have nexus 4 with lollypop installed on it. Yesterday while operating its screen just went to hung state and stopped responding. I could not even power off the phone. Therefore, I let the phone to ...
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Baseband > 2.0.1700.48 won't work without proximity and light sensor working?

I have the same circumstances as Nexus 4: Stuck on boot animation for baseband version != 2.0.1700.48 and android version > 4.3. I have repeated the first two sets of tests, with precisely the same ...
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Nexus 4, Lollipop 5.1 WiFi Issue

My Nexus 4 device stopped connecting to the Cisco router at work for some reason. I thought it was because the upgrade to lollipop 5.0 (had Kit-Kat before) but I'm not so sure anymore. I tried: ...
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Nexus 4 charging/uncharging while plugged in

I have a problem when charging my Nexus 4, I tried looking around to no avail. My problem is that when I have my phone plugged in to charger it doesn't charge, Instead it flickers between charging ...
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Nexus 4 flash stock kernel when it's stuck in bootloader

I screwed myself over when I flashed broken files to the recovery and kernel partitions. I want to get back my stock kernel, but I can only get it to either the bootloader or Download Mode. Adb and ...
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How to change the colour of the clock button

I have tried to look for an answer to this, but I still could not find it. Maybe also a bit of the problem is that I don't know how it is exactly called in English but I will try my best. I have a ...
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Cellular data not working since 5.1 Lollipop flash

Cellular data stopped working immediately after "upgrading" to 5.1-lollipop OTA (from 5.0.2) on my Nexus-4. I am seeing the exclamation point in the signal strength indicator at all times, except ...
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My Nexus 4 won't upgrade - I keep getting an error [duplicate]

I have an unrooted Nexus 4 and running Android 5.0. When the 5.0.1 OTA update came out I could download it and start installing it and then get screen that said error with the android robot on it's ...
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Google Cardboard magnet not working with Nexus 4

I have bought Google Cardboard for my Nexus 4, but its side magnet to go inside the apps is not working. I don't know what's wrong. Can anyone help me?
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CM12 Nexus 4 (Mako) GAPPS failing to flash, error: Status 7

I'm using a rooted, unlocked Nexus 4 with TWRP. I succesfully flashed CM12 but whenever I try to flash GAPPS it fails with error code: Status 7. Which GAPPS.zip should I be using for a Lollipop Nexus ...
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Mounting an USB wireless adapter to a Nexus 4

Brief problem In short I am trying to mount an external USB wireless adapter to my Nexus 4 so that I can put the wireless adapter into monitor mode to use a tool called reaver. System I have a ...
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How do I connect a Wii Balance Board to Android via Bluetooth?

Cue the "I've tried nothing and I'm out of ideas"... What do I want?: I want to make a Unity game for Android using the Wii Balance Board as a controller. What have I researched?: The Wii ...
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Turn on flashlight when volume button is held

I'm using Tasker. Is there any way to get the Flashlight to turn on when screen is off and the volume up or down button is held for 2-3 seconds? Then turn off the flashlight if the button is held ...
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Nexus 4 Does not turn it on, Red Notification light blinks only

This morning my nexus 4 (Android 5.0.1) having some issues about crash of google applications. I decided to do factory reset so i went to settings and apply factory reset, it was showing power turn ...
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Strange behavior on Nexus 4, Android 5.0.1 (issue with Google Play Services?) Apps don't autostart, Google apps don't work, phone freezes

Update: Resetting only the Google Play Services app as has been suggested didn't work for me unfortunately, because (in addition to what I've written below) the "force stop" and "uninstall updates" ...
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Problem while trying to sideload ROM to my nexus 4

My nexus 4 was in boot-loop, so I tried to format and re-install android into my devices following instruction from a forum. I was able to reach the part trying to side-load ROM to my devices but ...
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Unable to send attachment, but there is no email?

Since I have updated my Nexus4 to Lollipop this error appears in the notification bar : "Unable to send attachment : object". If I tap this error it links me to the sending email and display that ...
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Wrong time of photo on Nexus 4

After I took a photo with my Nexus 4, I clicked "Details" and found out the taken day and time are wrong. Such as, it should be "Feb 25, 2015 6:50PM", but it shows "Feb 26, 2015 12:50:13AM". How ...
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Hands free calling gone haywire

I have a Nexus 4 android phone connected by Bluetooth to my car stereo. Why are my hands free calls being correctly identified but then the call is made to a completely different caller? I also ...
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Green screen/freeze during videos/gifs

Since a few days, I've some troubles when I watch gifs/videos on my nexus 4. The phone freeze at the beginning of the video, then the screen turn green, and during 4/5 minutes I can't do anything. I ...
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Nexus 4 red light appears when trying reboot (power button + vol)

Yesterday my phone fell out my bed, I picked it up and trying to turn on and nothing. I start charging my Nexus 4 and nothing appeared (battery signal). I pushed the power button and the screen turns ...
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wifi network not detected, nexus 4

my home WiFi network is not detected at all on my nexus 4 (lollipop). ive got no problem connecting with my laptop. what could be the reason?
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Nexus 4 unresponsive and blinking red light when battery at 80%

Tonight, for the second time this week, my Nexus 4 shut down by itself and was unresponsive when I tried to power it up. I had no luck holding the power button. Then I tried plugging it in the ...
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Nexus 4 Nav soft-keys not responding

On my Nexus 4 (Lollpop), the nav keys no longer respond when it is in portrait mode, and the q key no longer responds when it is in landscape mode. Here is the bug report. This has been discussed at ...
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Is it safe to install Android L on my Nexus 4 (January 2015)

I have a Nexus 4 that was killed (battery) when Google released android 4.4. It was the bug regarding battery being drained by the WiFi. It was such a pain to make Google sending me a refurbished one ...
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Why does Wifi-based location not work?

I have recently flashed a 4.4 Android on my Nexus 4 (compiled from source, with Google Apps like Maps installed). Now the WiFi-based location is not working properly indoors. What could be a reason ...
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Nexus 4 boot loop issue and device ADB not found when phone is on animation screen

Yesterday I saw in my nexus 4 all applications were getting crashed, so I tried to restart my phone. When I turned it back on, it got stuck in the boot animation. I cancelled the boot, and tried to ...
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Lost my phone. Can I still locate it?

So I lost my phone a few days ago. Either somebody found it, or it is somewhere in the snow, soaked with water. It's a Nexus 4 running CM12 nightly with GPS completely turned off. Google's Android ...
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What happens if I flash an Android 4.4.4 system.img?

I recently wanted to update my Nexus 4 to Android 5.0 but I wasn't able to because I have apparently changed something in my build.prop file, so OTA updating doesn't work. If I flash a clean Android ...
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Unable to unlock/turn on Nexus 4 : Lollipop 5.0.1

I am running Android 5.0.1 on my Nexus 4. This has started happening recently. Whenever my phone is locked, and I try to unlock, nothing happens on pressing the power button. Initially I thought my ...
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Nexus 4 won't upgrade to Lollipop [duplicate]

Bought a factory refurbished Nexus 4 today. It started with jellybean on the first boot, a few updates later it gets to 4.4.4. Now it tells me that my system is up to date. I have another Nexus 4 ...
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Restore backup from internal storage

My first problem: My Google Play had a persistent "No connection" error. There are a bunch of fixes but none of them worked. So I decided to try the final fix: Restore device. Now I knew this would ...
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Ignored 5.0 OTA update on nexus 4 now can't get it back

I ignored the 5.0 update when it came over the air a couple of months back because I didn't want it at that time, and now I do want to update, but it's nowhere to be found on my phone. I go to ...
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“APN settings are not available for this user”

My phone is a stock Nexus 4 from Google with the 5.0.1 Lollipop image from Google. I've mistakenly hit "reset APN settings". Instead of resetting them to defaults, it wiped them off and grayed out ...
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How to trigger automatic OTA MMS configuration?

When I installed Lollipop on my Nexus 4, (after wiping the partition, erasing all previous data), I had the MMS access points pre-configured for my carrier. I accidentally deleted those settings and ...