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How to turn on notification light at N4?

I have just bought a Nexus 4 and the notification light doesn't work. I have checked the display and put a tick on notification light but still no light.. even when I put it on charge the light ...
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How to display current location on the home screen?

In my old phone I had a setting called "Area Info - cell information". When enabled it would show the location information next to the mobile network name, like: Vodafone Foobar Street I can't ...
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Does Android 4.3 fix USB OTG on Nexus 4 when used with an external power source?

It seems to be fairly well established that the Nexus 4 has had issues with not supporting USB OTG since launch (e.g. this bug report). From what I've read it's both a hardware and software issue. ...
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If I insert a Japanese SIM into my Nexus 4, can I have unlimited access to the Japanese Google Play Store?

I read this thread (How does Google Play determine the region on a tablet without SIM card) and it seems like the region is determined by IP, but if I insert a SIM purchased in Japan into my Nexus 4, ...
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Nexus 4 is not sharing internet connection (tethering), while WiFi or Bluetooth connection is successfully established

I'm trying to make my nexus 4 sharing its internet connection with other devices. First I've tried with the portable hotspot: when it is ready I try to connect my nexus 7 2. It connects without ...
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How to use OTG cables for NEXUS4 without rooting

Is it possible to use OTG Cables for Nexus-4 without rooting the device? Can Nexus Media Importer work with OTG cables for Nexus4?
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How can I get Google Voice Actions to recognize monetary amounts?

I'm using a Nexus 4 running Android 4.3. I would like to be able to have Google Voice Actions recognize monetary amounts properly when adding a reminder, for example. Currently the best output I have ...
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Why did my Nexus 4 download the Jelly Bean 4.3 update again?

I've got a stock, non-rooted Nexus 4 which I updated to Jelly Bean 4.3 when the OTA update came out a month or more ago. Just today I got another message that there was a system update available. It ...
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Nexus 4 not getting 4.3 update

I have a Nexus 4 Device. I had got 4.3 update in System updates about 15 days ago. But I didn't update that time.And now I want to update it so if I go and check for updates, its showing that your ...
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Where can I find the 4.3 Camera app with Photosphere?

I just updated Cyanogenmod 10.1 to 10.2 (nightly) and noticed that the Camera app (not Focal) no longer has the ability to take Photospheres. I'm guessing it's related to this. How can I get the ...
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Firefox freezes when typing into forms

Experiencing freezes or slowness of Firefox (current and beta version) on a Nexus 4 using Android v.4.3, only when typing into forms. I've read on Mozilla support that it was a known problem and that ...
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Nexus 4 factory reset [duplicate]

My nexus 4 originally came with android 4.2 JB. Since then I have gotten the 4.3 update. If i perform a factory reset sometime in the future will it go back to 4.2 or will the update be still in ...
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how to transfer contacts from a micro sim to a mini sim if the screen is broken and not getting comands?

how to transfer my contacts from a micro sim to a mini sim if my phone screen is broken and is not getting my commands neither? from a galaxy s 2 to a nexus
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Drivers for Nexus 4 for Windows XP

I don't have any software on my laptop for my Nexus 4 drivers. Where can I get the driver software to download it for my Nexus 4 for Windows XP?
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4.3 issue on nexus 4 while taking screenshot

I've just upgraded my nexus 4 from 4.2.2 to 4.3 few days ago. And now i found that i can't take screenshots with volume down button + screen lock button anymore. It was working perfect on 4.2.2. ...
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Nexus 4 bricked by OTA upgrade

In early august, both my nexus 4 and my nexus 7 got the OTA upgrade. The nexus 7 one worked without any problems. The one for my phone actually bricked my phone. First it was stuck on the X-logo ...
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The Play Store(web) doesn't show my device on my default Google Account

So I had three different Google Accounts set up on my Nexus 4: personal google account - personal device personal google apps account company google account - two company devices (both no longer ...
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Rooting nexus 4 failed

I was trying to root my nexus 4 by the following steps: Download and copy the file UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.43.zip to /sdcard/ Download the file CWM 6.0.3.5 Got into Fastboot/Bootloader Mode on Nexus 4 ...
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Danger of increasing the vibration strength of phone

Are there any dangers or possible negative consequences to increasing the vibration strength of a phone? Ideas were damages to the motor, lower battery life or increased wear leading to a shorter ...
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Google+ app does not launch live video hangout

Device: Nexus 4 Android: 4.3 When there is a live video hangout, the Google+ app makes a button available on the post called Watch Hangout On Air. However when I press it, YouTube launches the What ...
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Phone frozen for a short time after unplugging from charger

When my screen is off and I unplug my Nexus 4 from the charger, the phone is frozen with the screen off for about 10 seconds. Power/volume buttons have no effect and the phone will not wake. If the ...
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Disable traffic when tethering Nexus phone to a tablet [duplicate]

Device: Nexus 4, Nexus 10 Is it possible to disable some traffic (e.g. app update or syncing like Google books) when tethering the mobile connection on a phone from a tablet?
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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 ...