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I want the old Gallery app back

So, my Nexus 4 got Lollipop, nullifying the old/default Gallery app. I hate the Google+ app, a lot, especially it's gallery "replacement". Other gallery apps from the market. None of them are what I ...
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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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Ignored 5.0 OTA update on nexus 4 now can't get it back

I ignored the 5.0 update when it came over the air a couple of months back because I didn't want it at that time, and now I do want to update, but it's nowhere to be found on my phone. I go to ...
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CyanogenMod 12.1 - global proxy

I tried to setup global ssh tunnel proxy on Android. There are a couple of guides and stuff around on the web, but the only thing I was able to setup is with Firefox only by adjusting the proxy ...
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Nexus 4 won't stay connected to WiFi after 5.1.1bis update

A week or two ago, I got an OTA update for what I now assume to be the second 5.1.1 release, which I will henceforth refer to as "5.1.1bis", and references to just "5.1.1" will mean the originally ...
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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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Nexus 4 Stuck at “Checking connection..” after factory reset

My Nexus4 mobile is on android-5.1.1 version. Today I tried to factory reset my mobile and completed reset. After reset rebooted my mobile and it went through language selection screen. Selected wi-fi ...
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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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Bootloop following contact with water? Or recent update?

Here is my story : end of last wwek, my phone fall in a small amount of water (1cm) on the top (jack side). I wiped it very fast and use it for the next 30 min, everything is good. and then i let it 2 ...
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Strange behavior on Nexus 4, Android 5.0.1 (issue with Google Play Services?) Apps don't autostart, Google apps don't work, phone freezes

Update: Resetting only the Google Play Services app as has been suggested didn't work for me unfortunately, because (in addition to what I've written below) the "force stop" and "uninstall updates" ...
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Android 5.1.1 update wiped data

I updated my Nexus 4 two days ago. This afternoon, when I turned on the screen, it was like I turned on the phone for the first time. It asked me for my credit card, it showed me the new features etc. ...
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Nexus 4 won't charge or boot (red light)

I have been reading a bunch of articles on ways to fix this "red light" issue. My issue seems a bit different from most articles as the red light does not show up when I plug in my charger. Articles I ...
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How to record my calls on Nexus 4 with Android 4.4.2?

I've got a Nexus 4 with Android 4.4.2 and want to record my voice calls. My first idea was to simply use a recording app, so I've tried a whole bunch of call recording apps, but none of them work. ...
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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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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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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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Not enough storage error when trying to update an app

I have a Nexus 4 with more than 500 MB free storage space: Click image for larger version Now I would like to update Chrome, but I get the error, that there is not enough free space to update it: ...
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Turn on flashlight when volume button is held

I'm using Tasker. Is there any way to get the Flashlight to turn on when screen is off and the volume up or down button is held for 2-3 seconds? Then turn off the flashlight if the button is held ...
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How can I transfer photos to my Android Jelly Bean device while preserving the original timestamp?

I recently bought a Nexus 4 and I would like to transfer my photos of my previous device to it. My previous Android phone used the standard USB mass storage which gave 0 problems to copy back and ...
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Google Nexus 4 suddely stop even battery is not empty

My Google Nexus 4 suddenly began to stop unexpectedly at random times. After few times I could not even boot up the OS. I could recover by factory reset wipe from the recovery mode. Unfortunately ...
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No cellular network after OTA to lollipop (Nexus 4)

I have a Nexus 4 with Kitkat, working fine with t-mobile (USA). Yesterday, I did an OTA to Lollipop (LRX21T; baseband M9615A-CEFWMAZM-2.01701.04). But after that the cellular network only briefly ...
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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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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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Nexus 4 Nav soft-keys not responding

On my Nexus 4 (Lollpop), the nav keys no longer respond when it is in portrait mode, and the q key no longer responds when it is in landscape mode. Here is the bug report. This has been discussed at ...
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Green screen/freeze during videos/gifs

Since a few days, I've some troubles when I watch gifs/videos on my nexus 4. The phone freeze at the beginning of the video, then the screen turn green, and during 4/5 minutes I can't do anything. I ...
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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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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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How to restore an image of android partition from my linux PC

I created an image of my flash disk of my Nexus 4 as described in this question by doing # adb pull /dev/block/mmcblk0 mmcblk0.img The image is fully functional but I would like to push this image ...
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Wifi network listing freezes on Nexus 4 after Lollipop update

I have a Nexus 4, and finally decided yesterday to update to Android 5.0, after being fearful of bug reports. And wouldn't you know it, I've found a nasty bug. Nearly every time I try to display the ...
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Google Cardboard magnet not working with Nexus 4

I have bought Google Cardboard for my Nexus 4, but its side magnet to go inside the apps is not working. I don't know what's wrong. Can anyone help me?
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Tap & Go setup missed installed apps

I have just executed a Tap & Go setup moving from Nexus 4 (Android 5.1.1) to OnePlus One (Android 5.0.2). It seems to be working all fine except for the fact that the setup misses the majority of ...
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Alternative OS for Nexus 4 [closed]

I'm having some issues with Android 5.1.0 and Nexus 4: Battery lasts a very short time, sometimes less than a day with the phone barely used. I don't have anything special installed, just popular ...
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After updated to 5.1.1 my nexus 4 works only when connected to a charger

Last week i updated my nexus 4 to lollipop 5.1.1. After that i can switch on my phone only when it is charged. If unplugged from charger it suddenly turns off, not shutting down. It can only be turned ...
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Can't reinstall correct version of google play services

I accidentally installed the wrong version of Google Play Services via an apk, and now it's crashing every 5 minutes and the Google apps don't work. I tried installing the apk for the right Google ...
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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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Can not log in to the Pebble account

I just received my Pebble Steel, and installed the app on my rooted Nexus 4. However after I start the app, and click on "I have a pebble account", I only get a black screen with small blue letters ...
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Nexus 4 fails to mount with mtp mode

My Nexus 4 fails to mount with mtp mode. All other modes work (ptp, adb, fastboot). Three months ago I was able to copy the /storage/emulated/0 directory from the Nexus 4 to my pc for backup so all ...
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Nexus 4 red light of death. Unable to fix it (tried two possible solutions)

Using a 3-year Nexus 4, I started yesterday to suffer the red light of death issue. Firtsly, I open the unit, disconected and conected the battery, following the directions of: ...
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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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“APN settings are not available for this user”

My phone is a stock Nexus 4 from Google with the 5.0.1 Lollipop image from Google. I've mistakenly hit "reset APN settings". Instead of resetting them to defaults, it wiped them off and grayed out ...
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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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How to update rooted Nexus 4 to Android 5.1.1 without wiping everything?

I used Nexus Root Toolkit before, and it had a "no wipe mode" option but now it's gone. So is there a way to upgrade Android 5.1 to 5.1.1 without wiping data and factory resetting everything?
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How to Fix Nexus-4 sensor problem while on calls

I am having nexus 4 from my friends and I had a small issue with that.When i lift the call and place it my ear the screen was turning off when i remove from my ear then again it wont turn on please ...
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How can I use an NFC tag to unlock my device

It seems that some of the NFC lock apps don't integrate into the native lock-screen, but present a custom home screen that blocks access to native home screen. This appears to result a range of ...
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Nexus 4 screen got hung until battery drained and on restart stuck on flying dots

I have nexus 4 with lollypop installed on it. Yesterday while operating its screen just went to hung state and stopped responding. I could not even power off the phone. Therefore, I let the phone to ...
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I can't hear the other person when making a call. And they can't hear me.

Nexus 4 5.1.1 I've also tried safe mode, no luck. Is there anything I can do to be able to make calls again?
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Failed updating and uninstalling app with ADB

I installed Better Battery Stats (BBS) v2 from XDA and quickly realized that the actual required version is 2.1. So I tried to uninstall BBS via ADB but that failed because BBS is a system app. Now ...
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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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Android 5.0 not downloading IMAP emails

my nexus 4 cell phone upgraded to android 5.0 lollipop, and now it doesn't want to download my POP3 or IMAP emails (used to work fine in Android 4.4) It just gets stuck in "getting your messages" - ...
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ADB on Ubuntu does not recognize Nexus 4

I'm unable to get my Nexus 4 phone recognized by ADB on Ubuntu (12.04 with a newer kernel installed: 3.8.0-30-generic). Developer mode is enabled on the phone. The device shows up in lsusb: $ lsusb ...