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Nexus 4 verification failed error on Update Android 4.4 KitKat

I successfully downloaded Android 4.4 KitKat (see screen shot): And after downloading do not appear "restart/install" button, appear "Verification failed" error (see screen shot): (click the ...
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Downgrade Nexus 4 from 4.4 to 4.2

I have recently updated my Nexus from 4.3 to 4.4 . But having an immediate requirement i would like to downgrade back to 4.2 . I originally bought it with 4.2. Any step by step to downgrade back ...
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Bring the numpad (and wake up the screen) back in the middle of talk

Let's suppose you're talking to someone and need to use keypad. You take the phone, it turns on the screen, you press something, then you're continuing listening it via the loud speaker. Then at one ...
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How do I switch to ART runtime on my Nexus 4?

I have been trying to set ART as my runtime environment. It asks me about the change in the library and reboots my device. But when I check in the Developer options, it shows me dalvik as the runtime ...
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Upgrading to 4.4 on rooted Nexus 4, custom recovery, custom kernel without losing data [duplicate]

If these questions seem dumb, sorry because I'm kind of new. I have a 16gb Nexus 4 running Android 4.2.2, rooted, running Franco kernel and TWRP custom recovery (unlocked boot loader) I want to ...
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Can 2 SIM cards be activated on one phone? [closed]

If I get a new T-Moble SIM and activate it on my Google Nexus 4, then put the old one back in, will the old one still work?
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wireless crash in android 4.3 and 4.4

after updating my google nexus 4 android version to 4.3 , my wireless get crashed. in just one way. if it was on and i turn off my screen, and it goes in sleeping mode, after turnning on my screen it ...
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Green and red pixels / dots in some areas (camera/video player/any place)

After upgraded Nexus 4 to Android KitKat some green and red pixels/dots appear. When I touch the screen or a button, these dots disappear. Some areas is more common to occur, like camera when focus ...
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Retrieving contacts from Nexus 4 with broken screen

My Nexus 4 is recognized by ./adb devices when connected via USB. Also USB debugging is enabled. Unfortunately the device isn't rooted so pulling the contacts db file doesn't work as I don't have ...
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USB connection issues with Nexus 4

I've installed some app from Google Play called "franco.Kernel updater", which had an option to enable "fast charging" (the app claims it provides a custom kernel that saves battery life). After I ...
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how to restore files

Was using the vault app to keep safe my files when all of a sudden the app crashed, I guess just after the KitKat update. I'm using nexus 4. So I tried restoring the files, the app just kept crashing. ...
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Recent upgrade to KitKat on Nexus 4 causing outbox to hold email

I allowed my nexus 4 to update about a week ago to KitKat (android 4.4?). Now I send email, it moves to the "Outbox" and stays there. need to know if there is a fix for this...
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KitKat Lock Screen: Possible to remove bottom menu?

I updated my Nexus 4 to KitKat. It adds a menu bar at the bottom of the lock screen. By default, it shows the camera on the right hand side and caret in the middle. Is it possible to remove the ...
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Soft Keys stopped working after KitKat upgrade

My wife tried to update to 4.4 via the OTA and the phone got stuck in the bootloop mentioned here and here. I downloaded the factory images and did the flash-all.sh fastboot without the -w flag and ...
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I have a question about longman dictionary application

I’m a Longman contemporary English dictionary (5th edition) and use it every day. My Android phone is “Nexus 4” (by Google) and as you know, this phone receives latest version of Android faster than ...
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Disable downloading system updates by default in Android

Yesterday got a notification on Nexus 4 saying system update available "Kit kat (Android 4.4)" Have waited for the download to complete but showed a message "Verfication failed" and "Check Now" button ...
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How to access to my folders on android nexus 4 without OS

I have a problem : I tried to install the last update of Android 4.4 on my nexus 4 But It didn't work... My phone didn't want to turn on. So I tried to uninstall everything an install the update ...
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Decrease icon size on nexus 4

I got the ota update for kitkat and after that installed the android launcher ripped from nexus 5 rom. The result is that my icons look too big. Is there any way to decrease that or use a custom rom ...
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How to update rooted Nexus 4 to Kitkat

So I received the "OTA" thing and after it downloaded the update, phone rebooted and I got the "ClockWordMod recovery screen". It was asking me to confirm installing "untrusted zip". I select YES ...
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Can 4.4 be downloaded OTA without wifi?

My phone have gotten a 4.4 system update available notification, but it is not downloading it. There is a small text saying “Only over WiFi until 21:06”. Does that mean that my phone will start ...
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When will I get Android 4.4 KitKat update on Nexus 4 in Romania? [duplicate]

I am in a bit of worry because I own a Nexus 4 device, and I noticed many articles on the web stating that an OTA update to 4.4 is out but I didn't receive any notification on my device. Also, when I ...
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Reading NFC tags from the front of the phone

I'm creating an app reading NFC tags. Currently all works well expect that the NFC tag can only be scanned when it touch the back of the phone. Is there anyway to allow NFC to be read through the ...
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Intents in a grid instead of a list on Android 4.4 KitKat

I have just received the Nexus 4's Android 4.4 KitKat OTA. One of the first things I remarked was that the intents layout for choosing an application is now a list instead of a grid just like in Jelly ...
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Cannot find option to edit people in Nexus 4

My device is Nexus 4 with custom PACman ROM installed. It got into a bootloop while taking a pic,So I swiped the dalvik cache and system files using TWRP. It booted up finely But since then i couldnt ...
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Log off animation in Pac-man rom

How can i change the default log-off animation in my nexus4(PAC man ROM). I was able to change the boot animation in data folder but unable to find the logoff animation.
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Nexus 4 Screen Break

My Nexus 4 screen broke. I can no longer control it by touch. Is there anyway I could use the volume rocker to select things on the display and then hit the power button to select? This way I could ...
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install KitKat factory image on nexus-4

I have never flashed rom or anything close to it on my mobile so far. I have a nexus-4 and would like to install 4.4 KitKat from the factory image published by Google. Is there any site that provides ...
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Kitkat update on Nexus 4 fails

Hard to believe this is the first Kitkat installation question, but I don't find any. Sorry if it's a dupe! I feel like I'm too stupid to follow directions, but can you guys help me out here -- what ...
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Photos synch google+,picasa,gallery

I'm trying to upload on google+ photos all my old pics so I have it backupped and ordered there, but unfortunatly I encountered some strange behavior. Here is what I did: Uploaded from my pc with ...
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Google Drive crashes on start [duplicate]

I has happened 4 times now, I change some setting, delete the sheet open in the app from the PC, create a wrong function, and from then on, the Google Drive app crashes on start. I can not close the ...
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accidental wipe android nexus 4

Well, accidentally ended up formatting a nexus 4 by clockworkmod, was the system and everything else, I've tried various ways to try to recover this brink, worked no more, all require the famous usb ...
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Soft buttons disappeared

At one point screen just become bit higher. Buttons gone, and it's not that funny, as it can seem. Phone become literally single-task and I had to reboot just to switch application. Found some ...
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Where is my exported nexus 5 (kitkat) contact list? How do I access it?

I exported my nexus 5 contact list and it said on the phone that the contact list has been exported to 'file: /storage/emulated/0/00002.vcf.', so where is this 'file: /storage/emulated/0/00002.vcf.', ...
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Must the Nexus 4 be rooted in order to install custom ROMs?

Do I need to root my nexus 4 in order to install custom roms such as cyanogenmod etc or just unlocking bootloader is enough as i have flashed my nexus with ubuntu 13.10 by just unlocking bootloader?
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Show time with seconds

How can I see the time with seconds on a Nexus 4? The settings give me the option to only change the date format, but not the time format.
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Can you screen save on a Nexus 4? [duplicate]

I fly a lot, but never accept a mobile boarding pass as I need a decent signal to display it. My iPad allows me to save screenshots to the gallery. I find it incredibly usefull, but can't find it on ...
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How to recover picture nexus 4 android 4.3

I'm looking how to recover a deleted picture on my nexus 4 ? My nexus is running on android 4.3 Any idea ?
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How to recognize Nexus 4 as a drive

I'm looking how to recognize my Nexus 4 as a drive. Actually it's like a camera. Any idea?
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Random App Crashes (Nexus 4 ~ 4.3)

Within the last few days my Nexus 4 has started behaving strangely. This is a completely stock Nexus 4 running the official 4.3 build. Not even bootloader unlocked. What happens is that random apps ...
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transfer music files to Nexus 4 from computer with Windows 7

I have a Nexus 4, and have tried - and failed - to transfer some music downloads (FLAC 16bit) from my Windows 7 computer. When I connect the phone, I can transfer the files and the computer tells me ...
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Android Nexus 4 KitKat [duplicate]

I am looking to buy a nexus 4. I know that the new nexus 5 is coming out, and it is being released with Android KitKat installed. If I get a nexus 4 from a store such as best buy or another one, will ...
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Is it possible to reboot the Nexus 4 without root?

On the Nexus 4, the power menu only allows you to shutdown the device, but not reboot the device. Of course, you could wait for the device to shutdown and then power it up again. What I'm looking for ...
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nexus 4 not allowing me to copy files

I have a nexus 4 and had been trying to copy files with Windows 7 - but when I plug it in, it doesn't show up in my device manager but when i enable USB debugging in the developer options, it shows ...
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How can I connect my phone without a HDMI port to a non-MHL TV?

I have an older LG p990 that has a HDMI port, and with the right cable I am able to show movies on it on the TV. My new phone is a Nexus 4, it has no HDMI port. Based on this question and answer, I ...
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Nexus 4 - suddenly lost access to all Google sites

Nexus 4, stock 4.3, rooted. WiFi only for data, strong signal Suddenly today, for no apparent reason, every app requiring access to a Google site stopped working: Google Now gives "Network error" ...
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Nexus 7 cannot acts as Handsfree

Today I watched this video in below url and I am wondering why Google Nexus 7 and Google Nexus 4 cannot act like this. Unable see the incoming call coming from paired device in Nexus. URL: ...
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Google Calendar gone nuts since DST has ended

Ever since the 28th of October when DST has ended all of my events in my Google Calendar has moved one hour earlier. The web calendar shows currect dates and times but the one on my Nexus 4 is one ...
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Where the heck do I find Apex Theme backgrounds?

I'm trying to find a background from the ClickUI Theme so I can modify it, just a little bit to add a bit more contrast. Where can I find the backgrounds?
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Phone unlocking ideas

My wife's nexus 4 has a dead area across the middle of the screen. There's a 1 cm strip running horizontally across the screen that doesn't register clicks. A few weeks ago, her screen broke. We had ...
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Why are Nexus devices often described as perfect for developers?

I often find statements on Android forums like, "Nexus devices are perfect for developers." or "A Nexus device is almost impossible to actually 'brick'" (Is this actually true?). What is it that makes ...