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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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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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No notification sound for SMS

My phone doesn't play the notification sound (only vibration) when I get an SMS so I never notice when I get a message. It appears all notification sounds are affected, because the StackExchange app ...
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Nexus 4 factory reset, does it wipe/erase all the content?

Does factory reset erase/wipe the entire 'important data' on the phone? Such as password, sms, pictures, apps etc? I used encase to check the internet storage and as it seems it's filled with zeros ...
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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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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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Log off animation in Pac-man rom

How can i change the default log-off animation in my nexus4(PAC man ROM). I was able to change the boot animation in data folder but unable to find the logoff animation.
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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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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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Ways of unlocking Nexus 4 cracked touch screen

If anyone could give me some ideas on where i should start with my cracked Nexus 4? I'm trying to pattern unlock, so I can simply access to back-up my important data. I can see the screen, even answer ...
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transfer music files to Nexus 4 from computer with Windows 7

I have a Nexus 4, and have tried - and failed - to transfer some music downloads (FLAC 16bit) from my Windows 7 computer. When I connect the phone, I can transfer the files and the computer tells me ...
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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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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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Nexus 4 cracked screen touch no longer working and password locked (Android Device Manager)

Can anyone please provide some assistance. I managed to crack my screen yesterday and now can't enter the password to unlock. I tried using adb but get unauthorized error at prompt and can't approve ...
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Lost All Contact On My Nexus 4 Device

I decided to make a new gmail and replace it with my old gmail on my phone so i removed account and then what i put my new gmail id all my contacts are lost and in my call log i only see numbers no ...
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Force to buy app with old version of Android

I have two smartphones: HTC Desire (unrooted / android 2.2 / normal-sim / operator1 / my account) Nexus 4 (android 4.4.4 / micro-sim / operator2 / my account) Both smartphone are regurarly logged ...
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Colour of the letters in contacts?

What is the meaning ot the different colours of the letters in android contacts? I use Nexus4 with standard 4.4
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Trying to recover data from Nexus 4, but resulting file is empty

I tried the steps given on How to recover data from LGE Nexus 4 running on Android Version 4.4.2?. When I try to run the command: nc 127.0.0.1 5555 | pv -i 0.5 > mmcblk0p12.raw It completed ...
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exchange push notifications slow

I have a N4 with 4.4.4 but I noticed the problem since 4.3: I configured two exchange accounts (work emails) in push, but if I receive an email on these accounts comparing the phone with outlook ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Wifi activity shows it's always on even though it's not on

check out this screenshot i just made: Why is the Wi-fi activity bar blue for the last 25 minutes, when my wi-fi was off for 23 minutes? i have tasker which is set to turn off wi-fi when the ...
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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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Folder on phone not showing in Windows

I'm in the process of developing an Android app and using my Nexus 4 as the test device. One of the functions of the app is to create a folder on the phone for storing data. If I browse the phone ...
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Very rapid oscillation between charge and discharge when nexus 4 plugged in

My Nexus 4, rooted but running stock 4.4, has developed an alarming bad habit. Sometime, not always, when I plug it in to charge it enters a very fast cycle of charging/discharging, several times a ...
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Does charging my Nexus 4 with high voltage charger can cause battery damage? [duplicate]

I'm charging my Nexus 4 with an AC wall charger with 1A voltage. I want to connect my 2.0A charger but I have been told this may cause battery problems. Is there any truth to that or is it safe to ...
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Phone unlocking ideas

My wife's nexus 4 has a dead area across the middle of the screen. There's a 1 cm strip running horizontally across the screen that doesn't register clicks. A few weeks ago, her screen broke. We had ...
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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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Can I use a different Google Account for SwiftKey on my Nexus 4 than the rest of the phone?

I've just starting using SwiftKey on my new iPhone 5s, and would like to synchronise it with SwiftKey on my Nexus 4. I have set up a new Google Account specifically only for sign-in and ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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Nexus 4 problem with red light

I have a Nexus 4, and I keep having to return it because of its red light of death. I usually am able to get back on my other phones with the same problem, but the new one I received just doesn't turn ...
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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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Random App Crashes (Nexus 4 ~ 4.3)

Within the last few days my Nexus 4 has started behaving strangely. This is a completely stock Nexus 4 running the official 4.3 build. Not even bootloader unlocked. What happens is that random apps ...
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How do I enable birthday reminders or view birthdays as events in Calendar on Nexus 4

Simple problem: I forget the birthdays of my friends. I have the dates saved in my contacts (CardDAV-Sync address book) and can view them with the People app. I have not found a way to set up an alert ...
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Reboot option in power button menu for Nexus 4

In order to see the developer option in settings app you have to do the weird 7 tap on the version entry in the settings app (or something like this). Isn't there as well a hidden way to enable a ...
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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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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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How to choose the correct email address in gmail app?

If I have two different email address from the same contact like: firstname.lastname@private.com firstname.lastname@job.com When I need to send a new e-mail I am not able to choose the right ...
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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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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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Stock Nexus 4 stuck in bootloop

My Nexus 4 suddenly went into bootloop today after getting drained last night. I tried booting into recovery mode, but as it is not rooted or unlocked, fastboot and adb sideload do not work. I want ...
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App of the day Android

When I click on the link in the "app of the day" to view the app offered every day it seems that before liking to the google play page it open an ads page that I am not able to view. It is right and ...