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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 ...
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Nexus 4 Downgrade from 4.4.2 to 4.3 Risks

So I bought my Nexus 4 last month expecting that it'll have a 4.3 OS version. However, my sister accidentally updated the version. Now, I would like to downgrade my OS version. Following this guide: ...
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How to turn off the spell checker in Android 4.4.2?

I have a Nexus 4 with Android 4.4.2 and I can't switch off the spell checker. I write messages in several different languages and it insists on changing foreign words to the closest English. Writing a ...
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Force to use 3G and WiFi is on?

Can I force android through settings to use 3G for all downloads when both WiFi and 3G are on? The main reason why I am trying to achieve this is that I want to use WiFi only as a mean to connect to ...
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Keyboard stuck on screen

I'm having keyboard issues on my nexus 4. If my phone locks with the keyboard on screen, then when I unlock, the qwerty keyboard shows over the pad to enter my code. I can work around by clicking the ...
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Dialer screen doesn't come up when making or receiving calls

When I receive an incoming call the phone doesn't show the dialer/answer screen. If the screen is off already the phone rings but the screen does not come on. If the screen is already on and already ...
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Android 4.4.2 on nexus 4/7, wifi connection loss

I have a Nexus 4 and a Nexus 7 (2013). Recently I've upgraded my wifi router as part of moving to VDSL. The problem: The android devices disconnect from the wifi after some time, I can not reproduce ...
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How to recover data from LGE Nexus 4 running on Android Version 4.4.2?

I am using LGE Nexus 4 which is running on Android Version 4.4.2. Somehow accidently i do a factory reset on my phone and in return i lost all my emails, messages, pictures i.e, almost everything. Now ...
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Can I use an external touchscreen with the Nexus 4? [duplicate]

I've seen a few videos of folk connecting their Nexus to an external monitor with a SlimPort HDMI cable. Would a 10 or 7 inch touchscreen work the same way? Or would it need a different cable ...
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How to manage browser favorites with Chrome?

How can I manage the position of my favorite links in the grid of chrome? I have several favorite in the default grid, but the position is determined by the order of saving. I would like to order my ...
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How can I determine what is causing my Nexus 4 to freeze?

I have a new-ish Nexus 4 with Cataclysm ROM installed (rooted, 4.3). The device has recently started freezing - being unresponsive to button presses, but with the white LED pulsing. I have to ...
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Would Nexus 4 bought from UK work in India?

I bought a Google Nexus 4 LG make from UK, will it work in India?
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How to automatic alarm birthdays contacts

I have listed mostly of my contacts with with the birthday dates and I con regularly view it in my google-calendar widget, but I have no idea on how to get a snooze on that day. I use a fantastic ...
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Can swapping a SIM while phone is on, damage the phone? [duplicate]

I accidentally put in the SIM to my phone when the phone was still powered on. I did not get any signal until I rebooted. THe manual says to power off the phone before swapping sims. Could I have ...
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MHL connection not working properly

I just bought an MHL adapter for my Nexus 4. I have connected the adapter with a HDMI cable to the TV, plugged the microUSB into my phone and provided power on the other microUSB input as I should. ...
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Cannot install boot animation on Nexus 4

I want to create a boot animation for my rooted PA 3.99RC2 Nexus 4, and all seems to work properly in both BootBox and Boot Animation Previewer. However, when I restart my phone to try it, it comes to ...
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However Outlook is accessible, I can't access to Gmail via Nexus 4

despite I can access to internet network through chrome browser and check my email by using "Outlook" application by Microsoft Corporation, I have not had my "gmail", "google+" since December 17th. I ...
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Wifi issue on my Nexus 4

I recently updated android version to 4.4.2 on my Nexus 4. After this update my apps like "watsapp", "LINE", "VIBER" are having connectivity issue when connecting through WiFi, But I could open the ...
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Nexus 4 Touch not responsive when debugging enabled

Since a last few days I have been facing this issue that whenever I am debugging for development purpose my device touch sensitivity is not good. Whenever I disable debugging everything is back to ...
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adb restore not working for shared

I have a Nexus 4 with Android 4.4.1 … I've read that we could root it without wiping the data … well didn't work for me! I wasn't scared, because I made a full backup using: adb backup -apk ...
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Google Search App Draining Battery on KitKat

I am talking about the app that shows up as "Google Search" in the Battery statistics. My Phone is a Nexus 4 on KitKat. This app draws a lot of battery, up to 50% in idle standby. It also has a ...
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Stuck at “Installing update…” in recovery mode

I am not able to flash my Nexus 4 with Cyanogenmod 11 anymore. The installation does not successfully finish, which is probably why it gets stuck in a boot loop after restarting the phone. During the ...
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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 [duplicate]

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 ...