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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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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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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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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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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 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 lowers,...
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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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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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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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Nexus 4 stuck in boot loop

Yesterday some guy has changed my 3.5 mm jack in nexus 4. Old one was broken. After that I could not turned on my phone. I saw infinite boot. I had android 5 in that time. Today I install android 4.2....
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Turn off vibration on apps for nexus

Is there any way to turn off the vibration on the nexus 4 phone? I would like to open up the phone and rip out the vibration device it is annoying me that much. For all calls and SMS there is no ...
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Devices are not found when executing command (but “fastboot devices” finds them)

I'm trying to install CyanogenMod on Nexus 4 and so far I had done this: - installed google driver; - enabled developer options on my phone; - enabled debugging by USB; - unlocked my device using ADB; ...
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Prevent banner ads in other apps from launching Google Play Store app pages

I figure there has to be a way to do this, somehow. The ads are getting smarter these days. They don't even need you to tap them anymore. In some apps, the banners change on a 2 minute cycle, and ...
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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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Can't unlock phone with cracked screen - Stock Nexus 4

I cracked my stock Nexus 4 screen and I am unable to swipe my unlock pattern. I am trying to backup my phone (pictures/sms) but more importantly I need to have access to my Google Authenticator so I ...
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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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cyanogenmod 13 encryption on Nexus 4

I do update my cyanogenmod every 2 day or less depending on update released at cyanogenmod.org, but since I encrypted my phone it does not update itself like earlier, but i can do it with "adb ...
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Nexus 4 crashing after Google logo

I got a really confusing problem at hand with my Nexus 4 right now. When I woke up in the morning, I looked at my phones screen. Everything was looking fine (and I had about three quarters of my ...
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Nexus 4 Crash after Google logo, now red flashing light

I got a really confusing problem at hand with my Nexus 4 right now. When I woke up in the morning, I looked at my phones screen. Everything was looking fine (and I had about three quarters of my ...
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Holding power button doesn't work on Nexus 4

My Nexus 4's power button's hold function is not working. I can lock my screen, but anything which involves me having to hold the power button isn't working. I'm scared to even wait for my phone to ...
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Nexus 4 does not turn it on and blinking red notification light only

This morning, my Nexus 4 (Android 5.0.1) had some issues about Google apps crashing. I decided to do factory reset, so I went to Settings and apply factory reset, it was showing power turn-off, then ...
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Nexus 4 Red Notification light with full battery

I have a problem with my Nexus 4. About once in a week it goes in the "deep hibernation mode" and shows this behavior: Red notification light on Nexus 4, won't power on, device unresponsive My ...
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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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Nexus 4 disable vibrate

I am using a Google Nexus 4, running Android 5.1.1. I am trying to disable vibrations when I use the unlock pattern, or the main button panel home, back, and open apps tray. All of these buttons ...
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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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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 import an existing mmssms.db to an Android Virtual Device?

I've downgraded from Cyanogenmod 13 (Android 6.0.1) to Android stock 5.1.1, and kept my previous mmssms.db file, but it is incompatible with older Android versions. I would like to import this ...
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Nexus 4 speaker no longer playing any audio

The speaker on my Nexus 4 suddenly stopped playing audio a few days ago. No sound at all, no music, ringtones, etc. Is this software problem or hardware? If I reinstall Android 4.3 again manually, ...
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Cannot edit contacts in Marshmallow / Gmail contacts sync

Merry Christmas! So, I recently upgraded from Nexus 4 to 5x. My contacts used to live on the sim, but since having to change sim (micro -> nano). I exported the contacts using the Contacts app to a ....
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Android won't boot even after flashing stock ROM

It started acting weirdly after shutting down while it was updating some apps. First, it would only function normally when on the charger (it was really erratic off it, shutting down when turning on ...
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Keyboard stuck on screen

I'm having keyboard issues on my nexus 4. If my phone locks with the keyboard on screen, then when I unlock, the qwerty keyboard shows over the pad to enter my code. I can work around by clicking the ...
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Infamous Marshmallow WiFi battery drain

Yes, the infamous battery drain bug. I've tried every fix in the book and I can't solve the problem. I've got a Nexus 4 with Chroma (1/18/2016 build) and Hell's core(3.4.0-hC-b87-M) (Marshmallow). I ...
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Add proxy exception for local subnet on Android 4.2 (4.* maybe ?)

I'm using Vanilla Android 4.2.2 on my Nexus4, and I'm using a proxy to access the internet. I wanted to add a proxy exception for addresses on my local subnet 192.168.0.* , is there anyway to do this?...
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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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How to keep my screen light on during the call (Nexus 4, Android 5.1.1)

I have a Nexus 4 (Android 5.1.1). My proximity sensor does not work well. I don't have any cover. The distance it detects is always 0 cm. One solution I found is turn on "Power button ends call". ...
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Virtual track pad to control mouse pointer in android

I have a nexus 4 phone, which has lost half of the screen's touch capability due to its digitizer capability. I would like to have "TouchMousePointer Windows app" like app in android and place it on ...
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Nexus 4 5.1.1 Reboot Diagnoses (With Full Log)

I recently clean flashed 5.1.1 on my Nexus 4 and restored all my apps and set the device up the way I need it to be, however, I am experiencing these random reboots that I cannot solve. I have checked ...
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Android boot loop after fresh install

Phone: Nexus 4 with the latest android 5.1.1. Accidentally I broke my screen and turned off my phone. After a month my screen was replaced and then I got stuck in the boot loop at the start. I've ...
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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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Enabling LTE on Nexus 4

There seems to be various sources on the Internet on how this can be achieved. A Modem Flashing version that required a rooted phone and a code dialed on the phone. Can someone tell me which of these ...
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Are there any disadvantages of enabling LTE on Nexus 4?

I've heard it is possible to enable LTE for the Nexus 4. Are there any disadvantages of this? I assume there is a reason why it isn't enabled by default.
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Soft buttons disappeared

At one point screen just become bit higher. Buttons gone, and it's not that funny, as it can seem. Phone become literally single-task and I had to reboot just to switch application. Found some ...
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Nexus 4 - Random reboot

I have a 3 years old LG Nexus-4, I have tried multicore cpu controller pro and some cardboard/VR apps (google cardboard, fulldive, etc..) recently & I have faced some rare random restart for 4-5 ...
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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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Weird touch issue (single touch becomes double touch)

Phone is Nexus4 on 4.3 Sliding the pointer from the left everything is ok until close to the right edge (but not yet there), where it "morphs" into two touches (still only 1 finger). The X positions ...
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Nexus 4 red flashing light phone hasn't turned on

I'm having trouble turning on my Nexus 4 my charger recently broke and I got a new one before I got it I had left it at 90% overnight thinking that it will last until morning but in the morning it was ...
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Unlocking the screen of Nexus 4 from pc

I am trying to unlock myphone through pc as the screen is broken and does not work. For now only power and volume buttons work. I tried looking around and found about ADK but whenever I tried to run ...
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Nexus 4 end of support

I think I've read that Nexus 4 will not receive monthly security updates any more. But I couldn't find the official information, other than this general page. Can you help me with this ?
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Nexus 4 does not wake up from Sleep randomly

I have a Nexus 4 running stock rom kit kat 4.4.2. There were few instances, in which when the phone goes to sleep, I see the notification light blinking indicating a new email/message, but it doesn't ...
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Bluetooth Car Disconnects :(

Having a pretty irritating issue with my bluetooth connection and my car. The phone will connect up no problem, but as soon as you try to play a track, switch apps or sometimes even unlock the phone, ...