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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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Why are Nexus devices often described as perfect for developers?

I often find statements on Android forums like, "Nexus devices are perfect for developers." or "A Nexus device is almost impossible to actually 'brick'" (Is this actually true?). What is it that makes ...
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Why did my Nexus 4 download the Jelly Bean 4.3 update again?

I've got a stock, non-rooted Nexus 4 which I updated to Jelly Bean 4.3 when the OTA update came out a month or more ago. Just today I got another message that there was a system update available. It ...
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Install 4.3 (OTA) on rooted Nexus 4 (CWM + stock rom, kernel)

I'm running Android 4.2.2 on my Nexus 4. It is rooted, and I have ClockworkMod recovery installed, but rom and kernel are stock. I received the OTA update to 4.3, and would like to install it, but it ...
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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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What's the default Nexus 4 indicator LED behavior?

What is the default behavior of the Nexus 4 indicator LED? When is it lit, in what colors, and why? Google's official Nexus 4 documentation doesn't apparently cover the LED. I googled and found apps ...
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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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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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Improve Nexus 4 Vibration Intensity

This is basically the same question as posed here: Increase vibrate strength I thought there might be a different answer for the Nexus 4, however, seeing as how it's a different manufacturer and the ...
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Nexus 4 random reboots

I've got an unrooted, plain vanilla 4.2.1 Nexus 4. Sometimes it randomly reboots itself while using it (and for all I know when it's not using it). Less than once a day problably, but I can't find a ...
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Can't use ADB with Nexus 4 after 4.3 update

Here's a funky issue. I've been using ADB without any problems on 4.2.1 and 4.2.2 on my Nexus 4 (Stock Android and some CM10-based ROMs). When I flashed a CM10.2-based rom (JellyBro, I believe?) a few ...
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Can you use the Nexus 4 without a SIM card?

I currently have an iPod Touch, I want to buy the Nexus 4, but don't want to get a plan (SIM Card) for a while. Will the device work like an iPod Touch/ Wifi capable, but no access to data away from ...
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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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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 is a Nexus device “provisioned” when you buy it from Google?

I noticed during checkout for the Nexus 4 that you are given the option to have it provisioned: When purchasing a Nexus device from Google Play, you'll notice a 'Link this device to my Google ...
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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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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 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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Why does Google Search suddenly need a lot more permissions?

I obviously have Google Search installed on my stock Nexus 4, however, a recent update for this app appears to require no less than 11 new permissions. Google does not appear to give any explanation ...
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How do I choose a wired headset whose buttons work?

I'm switching from iPhone to the Nexus 4 (yay!) and I know that the Nexus 4 doesn't come with a headset. I also know that for simple audio playback, any stereo headset can be used -- but I also want ...
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Nexus 4 problems when charging

My Nexus 4 is not charging when plugged into wall but it charges when connected to PC USB. When plugged into wall nothing happens, the battery icon shows nothing. This problem appears and disappears ...
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How to get the camera's auto white balance to work on a Nexus 4

I've been taking pictures with a Nexus 4 for a few days now, and noticed that the colors are off on many pictures. Finally today, I decided to do a Nexus 4 vs. iPhone comparison, with the same scenes, ...
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How do I set the correct time zone on my Nexus 4?

I just purchased a Nexus 4. I'm perplexed, however, in that it thinks that I am in the Central timezone when I'm actually in the Eastern timezone. The Clock application that came with the phone has ...
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MHL with Nexus 4?

I know that the Nexus 4 has Slimport technology, which is very close to MHL but draws little/no power. However, is the Nexus 4 still able to use an MHL to HDMI adapter?
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Can I have different volumes settings for notifications and ringtones with Nexus 4/Android 4.2?

My old Gingerbread phone would let me have a low volume for notifications while having a high volume for ringtones (very useful at night). My new Nexus 4 seems to have these volume settings tied ...
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Issues after updating Nexus 4 to Android Lollipop

I am observing the following behavior after upgrading (flash and upload factory image, no OTA) my Nexus 4 to Android Lollipop. When I clear all the recents, and again try to view recents, I am still ...
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Google Nexus 4 weird sound problem

Are there any solutions to the Google Nexus 4 weird sound problem? This is how it sounds. Will Google replace the phone? I am in Singapore and bought this phone through a friend in the US. There is ...
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Nexus 4 getting “No Service” until a reboot after losing signal

I've got a Nexus 4 running Android 4.2.1 on AT&T (via Straight Talk). I've noticed that sometimes at work (low signal area) instead of getting low bars (zero to two at my desk) I'll get "no ...
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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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What can cause sudden drop of my battery in Nexus 4?

I have new Nexus 4 phone and I found it dead several times after the night. Obviously it wasn't used during night, screen was turned off. After I plugged it to the charger I had to wait a few minutes ...
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Android Nexus 5 knows password of WiFi he was never connected to!

I just bought a new Nexus 5 after using a Nexus 4 for about a year. After turning it on and using it at work, I go home and as soon as I turn the WiFi on the phone it connects to my home network ...
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Downgrade Nexus 4 from Android 4.3 to 4.2.2

I updated my Nexus 4 to Android 4.3. I don't like it, so I want to return to version 4.2.2. How do I go back to a previous version?
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Can I lock the Nexus 4/7 bootloader after flashing a non-stock ROM?

I know that doing a fastboot oem unlock will both unlock the bootloader and wipe the data on the device. Unfortunately, while this allows me to install a non-stock ROM like Cyanogenmod, my ...
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How much internal storage for apps does Nexus 4 have?

Please tell me that 16GB of internal storage as mentioned on NEXUS 4 is available for apps or for apps it creates separate internal storage thing as it does in Nexus S...
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What would the effective memory space be in a 8GB Nexus 4?

So, the Nexus 4 doesn't have an external micro SD card slot, which of course is bad. So, how much of memory space would I get to use for installing applications, copying music, videos etc ?
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Android 4.4.2 on nexus 4/7, wifi connection loss

I have a Nexus 4 and a Nexus 7 (2013). Recently I've upgraded my wifi router as part of moving to VDSL. The problem: The android devices disconnect from the wifi after some time, I can not reproduce ...
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How can I fix this Nexus 4 erratic ghost/phantom touch input issue?

I have a Nexus 4 16GB stock on 4.2. It is experiencing a ghost/phantom touch issue, as you can see here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f61TPtL4WBk This doesn't happen all the time, but it does ...
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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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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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Nexus 4 Smart Lock Trusted Places is not there!

I have just updated to Lollipop on my Nexus 4 and can't see "Trusted Places". I use "Trusted Face" which works pretty well, but I would like to use "Trusted Places" at work. However, it is not there. ...
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Lock screen orientation on Nexus 4

Is there a shortcut to lock the screen orientation on the Nexus 4 with android 4.2.1? I read you can swipe down from the top right corner on the Nexus 7 but haven't found any info for the 4.
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Can't swipe down notifications on Nexus 4

i have a 12 day old Nexus 4 and i can't swipe down the notifications bar. i've tried turning it off i've tried performing a factory reset If i go into an application that supports landscape mode ...
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Nexus 4 does not perceive touch in a line

I bought a Nexus 4 (LG E960) yesterday, and from the first moment there was a problem that it did not accept touch in the line of the volume down button. In a horizontal line, half a centimeter (1/5 ...
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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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DC-HSPA Cellular Standard Indicator

I have recently picked up a Nexus 4, on a carrier with a good DC-HSPA network (3 in the UK), and I want to check out the speed on that network. However, I don't know whether my phone has even picked ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...