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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 ...
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Best way for a COMPLETE backup? [Rooted Nexus 4 with stock ROM]

I did a huge amount of googling but the information out there is overwhelming and I either have to get a 1:1 reply on this or try and test different options - which would suck if I fail. Basically I ...
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How do I transfer music files to Nexus 4

I plugged in Nexus 4 to my windows machine(XP Service Pack 2) and it didnt recognise or install any software automatically. I downloaded Google USB Driver from SDK Kit and installed it and now it ...
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Connect PS3 Controller to Nexus 4 [duplicate]

Is it possible to connect a PS3 Controller wireless (bluetooth) to the Google Nexus 4 without rooting it? There was a way on earlier Android versions, i heard. How about now? Thank you
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How to search contacts with T9 dialer on Nexus 4

I had a myTouch Slide 4g rooted and running Android 4.0. I was using the default dialer that came with CyanogenMod's Google Apps ROM. I recently picked up the Nexus 4 (not rooted and the bootloader is ...
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Google Talk on Android only syncs one-way with gTalk on Desktop?

I use both gTalk on Desktop and Google Talk on Android (phone) - at the same time. However, it only seems to sync from Desktop to Android and not the other way round? At the start of the conversation ...
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Sync Office 365 (Exchange) calendar with Android

I have a Nexus 4 and an Office 365 account. I cannot setup sync between Office 365 exchange server and the Android builtin Exchange account manager (called "corporate" in Android settings). What ...
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How to unlock pattern on Nexus 4 [Developer Option: ON] [duplicate]

Even I have seen duplicated thread as in: Cannot unlock tablet as have no internet connection? But Here's my situation: I have wifi/data turned off. I have the developer option turned on and my ...
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How can I get daydream mode to remain active throughout the night when using the wireless charger?

Daydream mode is working as it should on a stock Nexus 4 4.2 device using the wireless charger however after a period of time daydream mode will shut off and put the screen in to sleep mode. This is ...
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what is the GPS accuracy for android phones?

i need to know what is the accuracy of the GPS sensor for Samsung Galaxy S 3 and Nexus 4 . i need to know how much its accuracy, I didn't find the information which i need, ex: how many meters the ...
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nexus 4 red light flashing ,unresponsive [duplicate]

my nexus 4 , almost 1 month old, died all of a sudden ,only thing its doing nw is flashing a red light on charging. Cant switch it on or even cant reboot. As discussed in the this form i initially ...
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Is rooting 4.2.2 really this complicated?

On 4.2 (or was it 4.1?) it was really just a few keypresses in the Nexus 4 Toolkit, or downloading a simple app. With the current version 4.2.2 however, rooting has become a huge task, apparently. ...
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Can I get root access on my Nexus 4 without installing custom bootloader, recovery or ROM?

I own a Nexus 4 device and I want to just get root access on my phone so that I can install applications such as AdBlock etc. I was able to find tutorials online guiding how to root the Nexus phone. ...
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What's the input current draw for the Nexus 4?

I am trying to find the maximum possible current draw of the Nexus 4 when recharging the battery. The adapter that comes with the Nexus, supplies 1.2A The Qi Charging Station needs 1.8A But I ...
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How does the Nexus 4 rotating circular camera control work?

Tapping the viewfinder or the blue shutter button of the Nexus 4 Android 4.2 camera app brings up the rotating circular control shown in the screenshot. What is it used for? How does it work?
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WiFi Tether Causes a BSOD in Laptop Using Intel WiFi Hardware

On a rooted Nexus 4 using stock 4.2.2, if I enable Wifi tether then connect my laptop (a Lenovo T520 using Centrino Advanced-N 6205 hardware with driver v15.3.1.2) I get a BSOD within seconds. I am ...
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How do I insert a non-breaking space with the Android OS Keyboard?

At times I insert a non-breaking space (on my Mac) instead of characters in a Last Name field when filling out forms. Is there a way to do this using the default or some other keyboard on my Nexus 4 ...
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Contact name in SMS not recognised

I have all my contacts with phone numbers (area code + the number) and during incoming calls the phone shows the contact name but when I get a SMS from the same person, the phone (or may be the ...
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I'm seeing duplicated images and videos on Gallery

I'm facing a strange situation on my Nexus 4, with Android version 4.2.2. I've being using it for the past 2 months without any issues whatsoever (other than a "regular" battery performance), but ...
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Nexus 4 does not ring for calls on google talk or viper when screen is locked

Nexus 4 does not ring for calls on google talk or viper when screen is locked. Directly when the screen is unlocked, I see the caller calling, even if he already long time ago stopped ringing! The ...
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Nexus 4 does not play notification sounds sometimes. How to fix?

Nexus 4 no notification sounds being played sometimes even though volume settings are proper. But sometimes no incoming/outgoing voice. If the device is restarted then everything works fine. Everyday ...
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Unresponsive menu button on several Android apps

I have noticed on several apps there is a menu button/icon (three vertical dots) but it is unresponsive and I'm wondering if it's just me or the app. I initially assumed it was just the app, but I ...
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Nexus 4 not getting connected to PC

Some days back, My nexus was getting connected to the computer. But yesterday I discovered, it is no more like that. It is only getting charged via USB connection. No notification of connection ...
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Video Recording stopped because battery was low, restore file?

I just recoreded a Video, and my Android powered down while recording because the battery was completly empty. Now i have a 1,5 GB mp4.tmp file that i cant open with VLC. I have a Nexus 4 with ...
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Android keyboard resizes when changing letter casing

I've Nexus 4 with latest update. When I type something, when typing capital letters, keyboard size is almost twice bigger than when typing small letters and it's confusing because when I start the ...
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Nexus 4 won't turn Bluetooth on

My LG Nexus 4 runs stock Android 4.2.2. I use Bluetooth for phone calls with a one-ear headset (Plantronics M100). Sometimes I notice in the power toggles menu that Bluetooth has turned OFF and when ...
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How to transfer images via Android beam (NFC)?

When I transfer an image from S3 to Nexus 4, Play store is opened. However, for contacts it works well and good. Do I need any app for transferring files over NFC?
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Sync only on screen on

I just bought a Nexus 4 (4.2.2), the problem is thta whatsapp/gmail/facebook (all apps) only show notifications when the screen is turned off (so I'm not notified if a message arrives with a led, ...
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Android input language adding phonetic variation

I'm looking to add a Russian Phonetic keyboard layout to the default list of input layouts in Jellybean 4.2.2. Going into Settings->Language & Input->Keyboard & Input Methods/Android ...
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Why does my Nexus 4 not support WMA audio files?

My LG Nexus 4 (Android 4.2.2) does not play my .wma audio files. However, my generic/budget Android 4.0.3 tablet plays the same .wma files just fine. Why? How can I get my Android device to play ...
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YouTube app on Android “signing in” forever

I use my Nexus 4 with a Google Apps account outside USA. There's no YouTube option in my GApps dashboard, as confirmed by this support page: YouTube is not an available service for Google Apps in ...
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Why my Nexus 4 keeps blinking the notification LED?

The notification LED in my device is always blinking. There's nothing in the notification area and it keeps blinking. Sometimes its a dark blue / violet and sometimes it changes to a white light. I ...
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Nexus 4 Notification bar unresponsive

My notification bar has suddenly become unresponsive. I have been unable to swipe down the bar no matter the orientation of my phone (regular and in landscape). I've played around with chrome to test ...
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How do I set my Android Nexus 4 via bluetooth MAP to get messages in car

I have a Nexus 4 and I am trying to get it to work with my car computer, and for most parts via Bluetooth it works, especially for audio. I cant get the text messaging part to work, and that has to do ...
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Can't take screenshots on Nexus 4

I have a rooted Nexus 4 (totally stock, except for CWM recovery). Yesterday I updated it to the 4.2.2 OTA. Today I discovered that I can't take a screenshot. Holding power + volume down should work, ...
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Does the Nexus 4 battery drain faster if it has no SIM card inserted?

Does the Nexus 4 battery drain faster if it has no SIM card inserted?
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How to increase call volume on Nexus 4?

I just bought a Nexus 4, and this is like my first Android phone. Can someone please help me to increase the call volume? It is really low on my phone. I tried to increase it but the maximum is too ...
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Password method changed on nexus 4

I just got a nexus 4 and have been trying out a couple of 'lost phone' apps. I was using the face/pattern authention for the lockscreen, but now it prompts for a password. I tried my google account ...
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Can't unlock the screen on Nexus 4

I got a new Nexus 4 yesterday. It works fine on WiFi. When I turn it on this morning, I can't get past the screen lock. It won't allow me to get into the device. It just shows the time and phone ...
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How can I disable the volume warning if you raise the volume too much?

I recently got a Nexus 4, and I've got a question regarding the volume warning that pops up if you raise the volume too much. Is it possible to disable or remove this warning? I want to be able to ...
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Rooted Nexus 4 wants to update

I got the problem that my Nexus sometimes wants to update to 4.2.1 although the system update menu says the newest version is installed (4.2). When I let the update do what it wants and it reboots, ...
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Red notification light on Nexus 4, won't power on, device unresponsive

This morning my Nexus 4 wouldn't turn on, so I plugged it in, but the white battery recharging icon doesn't show up when I press Power, and holding Power doesn't turn on the phone. Instead the ...
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Confused by the many locations of the virtual /sdcard/

Some devices (like my Nexus 4) don't have an external slot for an SD Card. Instead, there's a root folder called /sdcard/ that is treated the same way. But I also find other paths that all point to ...
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Why can't music players find my audio files?

On my Nexus 4, there's a folder called /sdcard/Music/ (or just /Music when browsing the phone's storage; Windows 7 calls it Computer\Nexus 4\Internal storage\Music) and I've put a lot of songs in ...
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Configuring ADB for Nexus 4 on Ubuntu 11.10

I'm trying to deploy and test an Android app on my Nexus 4 from my Ubuntu 11.10 computer, but ADB doesn't recognize it. I think I need the Google USB drivers, but I cannot find instructions on how to ...
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Show the original timestamp on received messages

Is there any way I can change the message settings on my LG Nexus 4 to show the time a message was sent to my phone, rather than the time it was received?
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Does nexus 4 work with indian network [duplicate]

I had bought a nexus 4 from US & right now.. i am trying to use it in india, with Vodafone SIM. I am facing problem, as the phone doesnt detect any SIM. Please guide whether Nexus 4 can be used ...
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Keyboard shows when getting an incoming call

I have an LG Nexus 4 running Android 4.2.1 and have a strange problem. When I got an incoming phone call the keyboard is displayed and won't go away. This is a rather big problem since it obscures the ...
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SMTP auth server settings

I'm using my own SMTP server with SMTP AUTH for sending mails. The greeting looks like: 250-[...fqdn...] Hello [...fqdn...] [...ip...], pleased to meet you 250-ENHANCEDSTATUSCODES ...
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Nexus 4 auto dialing extension does not work

I used to own a T-Mobile Mytouch 4g before, which had the pause character before extension otherwise 'p' on that handset and it was working fine. Now, I own and use a Nexus 4 and I understood that ...