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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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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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Nexus 4 charging/uncharging while plugged in

I have a problem when charging my Nexus 4, I tried looking around to no avail. My problem is that when I have my phone plugged in to charger it doesn't charge, Instead it flickers between charging ...
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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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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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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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No “flash zip from SD card” option on ClockworkMod Recovery

I am trying to follow the steps outlined in the following article in order to root my Nexus 4 running Android 5.1: ...
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Nexus 4 power button issue

I read a lot about this but nowhere I could find a specific issue which I am facing. My power button's hold function is not working. I can lock my screen but anything which involves me having to hold ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to force phone call to use USB headphones?

So after many hours of fiddling, I got music to play over my Logitech G930 wireless headphones by installing NX Rom which has OTG support, plugging in a USB y-cable to power, my phone, and the USB ...
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sleep of death nexus 4

I have Nexus 4 with Android 5.1. Recently it started to get Sleep of Death occasionally. I think it started after updating Android from 4.* to 5.*. I read that it's bug in Android Lollipop and some ...
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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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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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How to sync my contacts with their gmail account?

I have bought Nexus 4 and i have imported phone contacts from my older Phone. I don't have email id for many of the contacts,i have just their phone numbers alone. Now i want to sync them with their ...
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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 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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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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What files should I backup to keep MMS attachments in message threads?

I need to backup call logs, SMS, and MMS with their attachements but I don't want to use an app for that. I have root access. I will restore them on the same device (Nexus 4). What files exactly ...
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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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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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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 flash stock kernel when it's stuck in bootloader

I screwed myself over when I flashed broken files to the recovery and kernel partitions. I want to get back my stock kernel, but I can only get it to either the bootloader or Download Mode. Adb and ...
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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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Is it possible to connect Nexus 4 to Windows Server 2012 R2?

I'm trying to connect Nexus 4 (Android 4.4.4) to Windows Server 2012 R2 DataCenter for purpose of debugging from Xamarin Studio. What I did: Activated Developer Settings Checked USB Debugging ...
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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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Baseband > 2.0.1700.48 won't work without proximity and light sensor working?

I have the same circumstances as Nexus 4: Stuck on boot animation for baseband version != 2.0.1700.48 and android version > 4.3. I have repeated the first two sets of tests, with precisely the same ...
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Nexus 4, Lollipop 5.1 WiFi Issue

My Nexus 4 device stopped connecting to the Cisco router at work for some reason. I thought it was because the upgrade to lollipop 5.0 (had Kit-Kat before) but I'm not so sure anymore. I tried: ...
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Cellular data not working since 5.1 Lollipop flash

Cellular data stopped working immediately after "upgrading" to 5.1-lollipop OTA (from 5.0.2) on my Nexus-4. I am seeing the exclamation point in the signal strength indicator at all times, except ...
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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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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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How to change the colour of the clock button

I have tried to look for an answer to this, but I still could not find it. Maybe also a bit of the problem is that I don't know how it is exactly called in English but I will try my best. I have a ...
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How can I track my location and phone logs?

As an experiment, I would like to track the following things: Location Phone logs Text messages I have a Nexus 4 running KitKat (CyanogenMod, rooted), and I would prefer to export to CSV or ...
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My Nexus 4 won't upgrade - I keep getting an error [duplicate]

I have an unrooted Nexus 4 and running Android 5.0. When the 5.0.1 OTA update came out I could download it and start installing it and then get screen that said error with the android robot on it's ...
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N4 lost data connection after Lollipop update - sign into network HOME

I've been unable to use the data plan on my Nexus 4 on a Straight Talk plan after updating to Lollipop. Data's not working, and I keep getting a notification that says "Sign into network HOME". When ...
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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 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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Mounting an USB wireless adapter to a Nexus 4

Brief problem In short I am trying to mount an external USB wireless adapter to my Nexus 4 so that I can put the wireless adapter into monitor mode to use a tool called reaver. System I have a ...
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CM12 Nexus 4 (Mako) GAPPS failing to flash, error: Status 7

I'm using a rooted, unlocked Nexus 4 with TWRP. I succesfully flashed CM12 but whenever I try to flash GAPPS it fails with error code: Status 7. Which GAPPS.zip should I be using for a Lollipop Nexus ...
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How do I connect a Wii Balance Board to Android via Bluetooth?

Cue the "I've tried nothing and I'm out of ideas"... What do I want?: I want to make a Unity game for Android using the Wii Balance Board as a controller. What have I researched?: The Wii ...
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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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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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Wrong time of photo on Nexus 4

After I took a photo with my Nexus 4, I clicked "Details" and found out the taken day and time are wrong. Such as, it should be "Feb 25, 2015 6:50PM", but it shows "Feb 26, 2015 12:50:13AM". How ...
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Show time with seconds

How can I see the time with seconds on a Nexus 4? The settings give me the option to only change the date format, but not the time format.
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No notification sound, even though enabled

My phone doesn't play the notification sound (only vibration) for any app. This is particularly annoying when I get an SMS as I never notice when I get a message. It appears that all notification ...