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Access phone from computer without passcode

I just shattered the screen of my Nexus 4 (sigh...) and am unable to use the touch screen. However getting it fixed costs more than just buying a new phone so I would like to access my data, transfer ...
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Magnetic compass correction

After updating to Android 4.4.3 the magnetic compass deviates by 90 degrees. This is more than a lttle bit and recalibrating did not help. Q1: Is this a common problem? Q2: Is there a fix or ...
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Battery drain RATE alert?

i've used multiple generations of Nexus devices, some more stable some less. It seems like there is always some combination of hardware, system image and installed app set that creates a situation ...
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How could I access my Nexus 4 on Mac ? (The screen is broken and touch doesn't work)

I need to get to photos and contacts in my Nexus 4 and I can't do so as the touch doesn't work anymore. How could I access the phone from my Mac ?
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Sudden surge in network usage by unknown processes

Phone Details: Model: Nexus 4 (mako) Current ROM: Paranoid Android 4.3-BETA2 Xposed Present? Yes I flashed the new Paranoid Android 4.4- BETA1 today and noticed my phone downloading something. I ...
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Stuck into “Obtaining IP address” when connecting to WiFi

I have a Nexus 4 with Android 4.4.3 on it. I can't connect anymore to my home WiFi. I've done no update, and I was actually able to connect several weeks ago. I've done anything special. Today I've ...
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My Nexus 4 shutdown randomly?

I'm living in India. Last year I bought my Nexus 4 in the US. For a couple of months now my device is getting quite hot, and shuts down randomly. I have done a factory reset 2 times, but no use of ...
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Can not log in to the Pebble account

I just received my Pebble Steel, and installed the app on my rooted Nexus 4. However after I start the app, and click on "I have a pebble account", I only get a black screen with small blue letters ...
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How to take a screenshot on Android 4.4.2 on a Nexus 4?

I read that you need to hold the volume down button and power button simultaneously to take a screenshot. I've tried this many times and I just can't get it to work. Most of the time the volume ...
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Second spellchecker doesn't work

I have a Nexus 4, and I'm using Google keyboard on Android 4.3.1. When I switch the keyboard language from French (the system language) to Polish, spellchecking stops. I have the polish spell-checking ...
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Camera App keeps on updating

Google made their camera app update available on the play store. This update does replace the system app. BUT I do not want that update, since I use the countdown-timer, wich is not available after ...
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Tasker profile that enables/disables wi-fi

How can make it so wi-fi gets disabled automatically when screen gets locked, if possible after 1 minute or so? Then enabled automatically when screen gets unlocked. My screen is set to lock after 30 ...
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Accessing android device via ADB shell with broken touchscreen (can't authenticate)

So, the touchscreen on my Nexus 4 broke this weekend. I have a new device coming in, but in the meantime I need to be able to access the device to use a few different apps and send/receive some SMS ...
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Nexus 4 does not wake up from Sleep randomly

I have a Nexus 4 running stock rom kit kat 4.4.2. There were few instances, in which when the phone goes to sleep, I see the notification light blinking indicating a new email/message, but it doesn't ...
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updating from 4.3 to 4.4.x

I would like to upgrade my current nexus 4 that's already rooted on 4.3 to the latest 4.4.x android, ideally while keeping my root. Any tips on how to do this? I've fallen so far behind on the ...
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Insufficient Storage Available

I have a Nexus 4. Whenever I try to install any app, no matter how small, it says "Insufficient Storage Available". I have aggressively deleted photos, uninstalled apps, cleared the app cache, and ...
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My Nexus 4 won't connect to secured Wi-Fi networks

My Nexus 4 suddenly stopped connecting to secured WiFi networks. I had an issue like this before, but it worked again when I reset the phone. The phone connects to open Wifi perfectly fine. I'm on ...
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How to recover deleted photos on Nexus 4?

I accidentally deleted photos on my Nexus 4. There was no auto backup. I searched and found some software to recover photos, but none of them seem to work. Is there a way to get them back?
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How can one add attachments from Google Drive in Gmail android app?

In menu to attach file, it sometimes shows Drive as an option under recent if you have opened Drive recently. But other times it doesn't show Drive as an option to select from and then I couldn't find ...
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Developing applications under Cyanogenmod? How compatible to vanila Android? (Nexus devices)

If I am to develop (and test) my application under Cyanongenmod (base install, without any additional changes), how confident can I be that I would see similar performance of my application on the ...
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Facebook on Nexus 4 looks different than on Nexus 5

I have a Nexus 4 and Facebook looks like the picture on the left; while on my Nexus 5, it looks amazing, like the picture on the right (with fixed tap and native Android version): I tried ...
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Sense 5 mods on other devices

Is there any method to replicate the interfaces as in HTC Sense 5 on other android devices ? I have nexus 4 and samsung galaxy s III and I would like to have the recent app and blink feed as on Sense ...
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LGE Nexus 4 new LCD touch not works

My phone's LCD was broken, and I wanted to change it. I ordered a new LCD with assembly and connected phone to this one (changed old front with this one). First of them worked well, but was broken ...
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How to record my calls on Nexus 4 with Android 4.4.2?

I've got a Nexus 4 with Android 4.4.2 and want to record my voice calls. My first idea was to simply use a recording app, so I've tried a whole bunch of call recording apps, but none of them work. ...
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Account sync interrupted, can't start it again

So after reinstalling the OS I went to sync using my google account but the device restarted (don't know why, its perfectly stable now) and after trying again the account would show as synced but the ...
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My bluetooth headphone's play button always launches Google Music even after pausing my podcast player

I have a nexus 4 and am using Listen Up as my podcast player. If I'm listening to a podcast and pause with my bluetooth headset if I don't start playing it within like 30 seconds when I hit the play ...
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Nexus 4 GPS uses mobile data even when data is turned off

My Nexus 4 running on Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) uses mobile data even when the mobile data is turned off, and I turn on the GPS. When the GPS is turned on I get the carrier message that data is used ...
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Is 3G broken on my Nexus 4?

Since a few days, my Nexus 4 has not shown 3G in the network symbol, and Internet on the go is really slow. Clearly it's on a slower protocol now. How can I determined whether 3G is broken, or how to ...
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How to set a ringtone only for calls but not sms?

I made ringtones from an app i downloaded and assigned them to contacts but when they send me SMS by what'sapp it's still the same ringtone. How do I make it just for the calls and a regular ...
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Where in the Nexus 4 is the wire wireless charging coil?

I've just received a "smartfox qi" wireless charger as a gift, but it won't charge my Nexus 4 despite its indicator light turning on, and the Nexus 4 says "charging wireless". Still, it doesn't ...
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How to make a Nexus 4 a wifi access point / repeater without using mobile data [duplicate]

I have a spare Nexus 4 phone after recently upgrading to a Nexus 5. I would like to root the device and use it to share a wifi connection. To be clear, I am not talking about the stock android wifi ...
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How to transfer a file from my downloads folder to my media folder? (Nexus 4)

I have downloaded an mp3 I want to use as a ringtone. I don't want to connect my phone (Nexus 4) to my computer, I just want to transfer the file from my downloads folder to the appropriate folder ...
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Does 3G has to start and stop with every transmission? (energy overhead)

Does anyone know what has to happen for 3G to send some data (when 3G is on in Android settings, using Nexus 4)? Does it has to initialize somehow at the beginning or to go back to some stable mode in ...
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sharing windows 7 cable internet connection to nexus 4 via WiFi

I am connected to the internet via an ethernet cable on my laptop pc. I want to share my PC's internet connection with my Nexus 4(Android 4.4.2). I have created an ad-hoc network on my windows 7 pc ...
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Google Nexus 4 Battery icon does not appear while charging

It so happened that my LG google nexus 4 was water damaged. I kept it under a bulb to dry the water for 1 day Next day I took it to LG service center, he opened the phone and removed the water and ...
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using cam in gotomeeting

I have tried to use Nexus 7 for GoToMeeting appointment. I installed app from Google Play, but I didn't have video during meeting. I could not find any button for web cam and didn't see any video in ...
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Lower quality of images in gallery

When I view camera pictures in gallery, the quality is lower than if I zoom the photo a little bit. Also on Twitter pictures are way more blurry than on the Twitter website. I use Android 4.2.2 on ...
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What is the difference between AOSP and CM/AOKP? [duplicate]

I've been flashing ROMs but I don't really see the difference between them. I'm on KitKat 4.4.2 for the Nexus 4.
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How can I track my location and phone logs?

As an experiment, I would like to track the following things: Location Phone logs Text messages I have a Nexus 4 running KitKat (CyanogenMod, rooted), and I would prefer to export to CSV or ...
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Restore Personal Dictionary

I had a Nexus 4 on which I have created an elaborate Personal Dictionary. I had to reset that device to factory defaults a few times and every time it restored my Personal Dictionary along with other ...
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Nexus 4, ART vs Dalvik Runtime: Which provides a lower battery consumption?

I'm using a Nexus 4 and currently using the Cyanogen Mod 11 ROM. I was using Paranoid Android Beta 4 for KitKat before but switched to Cyanogen Mod due to the stability that Cyanogen Mod offers right ...
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How to get Full Screen Caller id?

In my Nexus 4 i have successfully synced the contacts with their google plus and assigned them with their profile picture. The issue is when i call them (outgoing calls) i am able to get their pic in ...
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How to sync my contacts with their gmail account?

I have bought Nexus 4 and i have imported phone contacts from my older Phone. I don't have email id for many of the contacts,i have just their phone numbers alone. Now i want to sync them with their ...
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Get ADB mode on Nexus 4 without touchscreen [duplicate]

I've seen so many conflicting reports on this for various android phones. But Nexus 4 is VERY common so surely there is a definitive answer: If my Nexus 4 has a broken digitizer, is there any way for ...
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how come my android devices are not visible on my Mac?

I'm new to android development so apologies if this is a stupid question. I'm having trouble seeing my android devices in Eclipse. I've switched on USB debugging, configured them to connect as a ...
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boot animation loop on nexus 4

I realise this is a common problem and have read many solutions, but many seem to not work in my case. I got into this situation after flashing cwm (in order to later root the device). I can get into ...
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Nexus 4 problems when charging

My Nexus 4 is not charging when plugged into wall but it charges when connected to PC USB. When plugged into wall nothing happens, the battery icon shows nothing. This problem appears and disappears ...
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Find what app is causing popups, NOT in notification bar

I am getting these popups regularly. They do not appear in the notification center so I can't find out what app is causing them. The only app I can think of that I have installed recently, I have ...
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How to disable Google Search?

Recently my phone started to lose charge faster. It just occurred to me to check Battery in Settings, and I saw that Google Search is responsible for 29%, Screen coming in second with 23%. I set up ...
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How can I fix this Nexus 4 erratic ghost/phantom touch input issue?

I have a Nexus 4 16GB stock on 4.2. It is experiencing a ghost/phantom touch issue, as you can see here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f61TPtL4WBk This doesn't happen all the time, but it does ...