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Unable to upgrade rooted 4.2.2 with OTA update 4.3 [duplicate]

I bought my Nexus 4 from Google a while ago with 4.2.2 on it. It's using the stock rom, but it is rooted and has an unlocked bootloader. When I try to install the OTA 4.3 update, the phone reboots ...
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How to restore adb backup on Nexus 4 (boot loop)?

Recently I have flashed unofficial cyanogenmod 10.2 for my Nexus 4. After testing some features I the device came into a "bootloop" (stays on cyanogenmod logo launcher). I tried to reflash it with cm ...
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Downgrade Nexus 4 from Android 4.3 to 4.2.2

I updated my Nexus 4 to Android 4.3. I don't like it, so I want to return to version 4.2.2. How do I go back to a previous version?
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How do I wipe Nexus 4?

I think I got virus and have no idea how to get rid of it. Heyzap ads in every app I think wiping phone will delete virus. I have Nexus 4 with Android 4.3 Phone is not rooted but I am ready to root ...
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OTA update to Jelly Bean 4.3 fails (Nexus 4)

I just purchased a used Nexus 4 online and it came with Android 4.2.2 (stock, as far as I can tell). The phone does have an unlocked boot-loader and is was rooted. I was able to un-root using ...
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Will an upgrade to Android 4.3 update Google Maps automatically (to the new unloved version)?

My nexus 4 is notifying me about the availability of the new installation image for Android 4.3. I would like to install it, but I'm afraid this would automatically update Google Maps to the newest ...
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Install 4.3 (OTA) on rooted Nexus 4 (CWM + stock rom, kernel)

I'm running Android 4.2.2 on my Nexus 4. It is rooted, and I have ClockworkMod recovery installed, but rom and kernel are stock. I received the OTA update to 4.3, and would like to install it, but it ...
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No internet access to Google apps on Android 4.3

So I installed 4.3 on my new Nexus 4 and I found out that I couldn't use the play store, gmail app and other Google apps. I tried clearing the cache but it was of no use. All other apps are working ...
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Can't debug with LG Nexus 4

I am at my wit's end here trying to debug using a new LG Nexus 4 developer phone. Debugging is enabled on the phone, and the USB driver from the Android SDK is installed. When I try to run in Eclipse ...
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Incompatible / error connecting as MTP device after unlocking and rooting Nexus 4

I unlocked and rooted my Nexus 4 it shows as connected it shows in my computer But when copying a file, it gives me an error stating "device is unavailable or may have been removed" What should I ...
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Nexus 4 phone speaker not functioning

The speaker phone of my new Nexus 4 is not working. I am able to hear the calls without the speaker phone, but on switching to speaker mode I hear voice from speaker for a fraction of second and then ...
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Can I install sudo/su with the signed apk exploit?

The BlueBox Security Scanner says that my Nexus 4 is still vulnerable to two signature exploits. As far as I understood the exploit can circumvent the apk-signature-check so that any apk posing as an ...
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Screen resolution on Nexus 4 and Nexus 7

If I understand this answer correctly, then the Nexus 7 (7" screen at 1280x800) should show more of a given webpage (or of anything else) than the Nexus 4 (4.7" screen at 1280x768). This means that a ...
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Nexus 4 file transfer PROBLEM

I connect my Nexus 4 to my computer. I open the Nexus 4 folder and then I try to put music on my phone, but it doesn't. It starts downloading but doesn't finish. USB mode is set to MTP. It feels like ...
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People app disappeared from apps on Nexus 4

It's a system app, but somehow I disabled it. Now, it won't show me my contacts or anything. If I try to see a missed call from notification drawer, it leaves me at home screen. I cannot view any of ...
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Nexus 4 download issue

I own a nexus 4 and since then i am unable to download anything via 2g/3g. I am able to download content only through wi-fi. The same applies for PlayStore. I have even tried in safe mode. I have ...
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Root access via adb only, not any Android applications

I'm running a stock Android 4.2.2 on a Nexus 4 device. After following some instructions on how to root it, I managed to get a partially rooted phone. Now on adb shell I can do: shell@android:/ $ su ...
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Auto-sync data turns itself off randomly

On my Nexus 4, sync turns itself off randomly. Almost once a day, the option Settings > Data usage > Auto-sync data gets silently unchecked. My Nexus 4 is brand new, and I have not installed any ...
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How to nexusify galaxy s4? [duplicate]

I was an iPhone user for long time and recently switched to Samsung Galaxy S4 which is supposed to be the best android phone out there (at least best samsung phone). I like to try the real android the ...
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Nexus 4 problems connecting usb mtp

I recently bought a Nexus 4 and I encountered a real issue with my computer (Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit) not being able to connect in USB mode. It does however work with Camera PTP mode, which I find very ...
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Switch between accounts in Android 4.2

I would like to know if it's possible to easily switch between two google accounts in my Nexus 4 For example, I have at the moment two google accounts set up in the device, my personal account and my ...
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search somebody from contacts with the numpads [duplicate]

My old phone Motorola Defy had the option by calling to search for a contact just typing a number. Not sure how that feature is called but I'll give an example: If I want to call "Alex" i need to ...
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Stock e-mail client (Nexus 4) not synchronizing to IMAP SSL account since 4.2.2 update

I have my school's e-mail account being checked via IMAP SSL/TLS on port 993. It is an Exchange mailbox but I did not want to to use MAPI and have my device "managed" by the school. Anyhow, this ...
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Multiple time zones on Nexus 4 - Android 4.2.2

Is it possible to set two different time zones on nexus 4-android 4.2.2 version? I want to set-up EST (Eastern Standard Time) & IST (Indian Standard Time)... Thank you
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Want to organize apps on nexus 4

I have many apps, i want to organize my 150 apps in folders (but not on the home screen). Any suggestions how to do this properly?
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netcat listening on nexus 4 doesn't seem to respond

I have a Nexus 4 on my wifi network along with a laptop. I would like to establish a connection using netcat from my laptop to my phone. On my phone, I can run uname -a | nc <LAPTOP IP> ...
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Can I lock the Nexus 4/7 bootloader after flashing a non-stock ROM?

I know that doing a fastboot oem unlock will both unlock the bootloader and wipe the data on the device. Unfortunately, while this allows me to install a non-stock ROM like Cyanogenmod, my ...
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How to get more screen lock options?

In my Nexus 4, I have the following screen lock options. None Slide Face Unlock Pattern PIN Password How can I get options other than these for my lock screen? I prefer non-rooted ways to get this ...
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Nexus 4 encryption

I encrypted my nexus, and now forget the password after the power is run out Can anyone tell me how many digit required and its rules (upper case, number, etc)?
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Enable voice control on Nexus 4

How do I enable voice control in my LGE Nexus 4 for system commands like "turn on bluetooth", etc?
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Nexus 4 does not perceive touch in a line

I bought a Nexus 4 (LG E960) yesterday, and from the first moment there was a problem that it did not accept touch in the line of the volume down button. In a horizontal line, half a centimeter (1/5 ...
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What can cause sudden drop of my battery in Nexus 4?

I have new Nexus 4 phone and I found it dead several times after the night. Obviously it wasn't used during night, screen was turned off. After I plugged it to the charger I had to wait a few minutes ...
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Unlock phone with a different button

I have a Nexus 4, and everything is OK, but I have realised that the power button is not working as well as I want. Sometimes I have to press it twice or push harder, so my question is: could I set up ...
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How can I prevent my phone from vibrating when service is lost or re-acquired?

I find it annoying when I'm in an area with poor service, that my phone vibrates every 15 seconds to tell me that service has been lost, or re-aquired. How can I disable this vibration? I have a ...
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Is there a common GPS cache on Android?

From what I understood about Android securty all applications are separated by different user-accounts and different filesystem locations. BUT: After GPS-test has fixed my location for the first time ...
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How to use or uninstall a hidden app in Android?

This question is about a Nexus 4 bought in the United States and used in India. Backstory: A friend from US gifted the phone to me. When I first switched the phone on, it had the app google earth. ...
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creating a pseudo sd card by partitioning the main drive of an android phone

It seems like it's possible to mount the SD card of rooted android phone on a PC while the phone is connected to the PC via USB. This would be great for me because I want to keep essential files saved ...
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Add proxy exception for local subnet on Android 4.2 (4.* maybe ?)

I'm using Vanilla Android 4.2.2 on my Nexus4, and I'm using a proxy to access the internet. I wanted to add a proxy exception for addresses on my local subnet 192.168.0.* , is there anyway to do ...
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Can I remove silent mode from the volume rocker?

I've got a Nexus 4. I keep accidentally going into silent mode by hitting the volume down button. My intention is to only put it into vibrate mode though. Is there a way I can just get rid of ...
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My Nexus 4 always recognised as ADB device instead of MTP

I plugged in Nexus 4 to my windows machine(XP Service Pack 2) and it didnt recognise or install any software automatically. I downloaded some ADB drivers from google and now it shows up as recognised ...
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Change the size of unlock pattern grid

On some of the screenshots I've seen the pattern unlock use a much larger grid instead of the default 3x3. I can't find any way to change the size of the grid in the settings. Can I somehow change ...
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What's corrupting my ROM?

I'll have my phone running perfectly fine; however, after I wipe cache and dalvik cache in ClockworkMod Recovery, my phone freaks out and stops working. It'll either get stuck on the boot logo or get ...
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My Nexus 4 says it's charging but it's actually discharging

I plug in my Nexus 4 to a charger cable plugged into a wall outlet each night, and each morning I disconnect it. But sometimes during the day when it's not plugged in, like today, it says "Charging - ...
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Screenshots in non-rooted Nexus 4? [duplicate]

Is it possible to take screenshots freely in a non-rooted Nexus 4 mobile? How?
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If I charge Nexus 4 with a wireless charger will it charge considering red LED error

I've had a red LED error in my Nexus 4 for a week and it won't turn on or charge. I've tried everything, pressing the power button for 60 seconds, etc. I even opened it up and removed the battery and ...
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How to sync Nexus 4 and Nexus 7?

I have the both Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 devices. I want them to have the same (at least similar) list of installed applications and their settings. How can I synchronize them, so that I do not need to ...
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Nexus4 not sending touch-tones to other end of connection

Brand new Nexus 4 (shipped 1 week ago), unmodified software/hardware straight from the box (except for APN settings) No new apps loaded. Connected via Bluetooth to an ATT TL92429 cordless phone ...
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Nexus 4 wont charge or turn on; LED is blinking red

I've been charging my Nexus with the original charger for 2 hours. It still shows red LED light when I hold the power button. I've tried everything: Different USB chargers Holding the volume button ...
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How to add timezone to world clock when you don't know the city?

Using the stock clock in Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) on my Nexus 4, I can add world clocks for other cities around the world by scrolling through the long list of available cities (in alphabetical ...
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What causes NFC on Nexus 4 to stop working?

Sorry for the vague question title, I am open to suggestions, but I am not sure how else to phrase this. I recently got a new phone; the Nexus 4. When I got it, NFC tags were working fine. They would ...