An operating system (OS) manages the computer hardware in a device, such as the screen, keyboard, memory or wireless devices, performs basic control and maintenance of the running device. It also provides a software platform and services that applications can run on. Android is an OS, as are ...

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How to Update my Micromax canvas Elanza 2 A121 [on hold]

I want to update my os in my device Micromax Canvas Elanza 2 A121, For this I'm trying to find custom OS like,Lollipop,Kitkat for this specific device but not getting any actual ROM,some dummy site ...
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Determine wifi channels phone can see

How can I tell, without purchasing the phone (i.e. can't use apps like wifi scanner), what channels in the 5GHz range a phone can see? I've purchased some phones that say 5GHZ but can't see the high ...
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How much disk space (GB) does Android 5.0 OS take up? Is “System memory” the OS? Is 5.5GB typical? Can I free any of it?

I've been a proud owner of an Android for all of ~6 hours now. I just upgraded from my dumb phone, to a smart phone, for the first time ever, this afternoon. I know, a little later than most... I ...
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No operative System and twrp

recently i installed a custom rom on my phone, then i decided to expand my phone memory on a trick i saw on youtube, where i had to go into twrp, unfortunately i clicked on delete system. afterwise ...
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Intentionally deleted Android system - how do I fix this?

Right now I own a Sony Ericsson Xperia x10 mini and I rooted it. I had this program installed from Android Marketplace that allows you to delete applications. So guess what... I deleted several ...
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Help! Lg v10 OS update erased entire calendar

All past events, all scheduled events, gone. Also, google calendar is not available in list of calendars to sync/enable. It's not that I just failed to check a box, it's that it isn't even listed as ...
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Send Data from android to php web app [closed]

Is it even possible with what im trying to acheive in android by sending across some text data to a php web service with the below code, no exceptions are being thrown and i have tried everything with ...
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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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Is it possible to get Android on a Nokia e65? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I install Android on my non-Android device? Does anybody know if it is possible to get android on a nokia e65? Thanks for your time
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Do Android-enabled smartphones support other operating systems?

Are there smartphones which support Android and, in addition to it, some other operating systems, in particular Symbian and RIM Blackberry? Or, maybe, the last two are constrained to devices which ...
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3answers
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Can I install Cyanogen OS on Yu Yuphoria (with Stock Android)

I recently bought a YU Yuphoria shipped with Stock Android which is really freaking me as people are saying that Yuphoria shipped with Cyanogen OS is far better than the Yuphoria shipped with stock ...
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Can I install Android on my non-Android device?

Many people want to try/use Android without buying a new Android phone. How can I install Android on my current phone or device running Nokia Symbian, Maemo, or MeeGo; Microsoft Windows Mobile or ...
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2answers
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HP Stream 7 originally runs Windows - Can it run Android viably?

I have an HP Stream 7 that I'm not using here (since I've bought my Asus T100), and I was thinking about putting an Android to run, instead of the Windows OS. I know that is possible, but my question ...
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1answer
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Lenovo s860 Bricked, Recovery Crashes, No OS

The following things happened, leading to the "bricking" of my phone, lenovo s860 with android ver 4.4.2: 1) I got a virus, associated with an app from the play store. 2) The virus was inside the ...
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How do i reinstall the android OS?

I accidentally wiped my tablets systems firmware in recovery mode which deleted Android it self. But what do I do now? more info Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 Android version: KitKat 4.4.2 TWRP ...
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Is there a way to install Windows or any other OS on an Android phone without virtualization? [duplicate]

I have a phone that has the all the OS requerements to run a Windows. My question is that is this possible without virtualization? I want my Windows to be as main as the android, so when I turn on my ...
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What Android distro can boot from USB stick in PC/Laptop?

I have an old HP Pavilion dv2000 laptop with a busted hard drive. I want to put a compatible Android distro onto a USB thumb, plug this in to the laptop and boot into it and use it for casual www ...
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2answers
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format and install new OS to get rid of viruses

I have an android phone (my uncle's) that is full of viruses that display adds and reinstall themselves I'm guessing there is no important/needed data on the phone I tried factory reset, after used ...
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Android OS background data usage

Recently set up 2 Android smart phones for my sons earlier this month (around Dec 12th, 2015). On one of the phones, Android OS is showing a HUGE spike in background data usage. From Dec 12th until ...
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Android Versions Size Vs Features

This occurred to me while updating Windows laptop. Each version of Windows gets bigger, much bigger in size compared to the extra benefits to "average Joe (or Jane)". Question: What is the size of ...
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1answer
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How do I discover the latest Android OS available for a device on a carrier?

How do I discover the latest Android OS version available through standard support channels (no manual rooting or reflashing) for a device? In particular, I am interested in the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 ...
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796 views

How can I uninstall Firefox OS?

I was handed a phone from my friend who installed Firefox OS over Android, but now wants Android back. I know roughly how to flash ROMs, but am not sure how to go into download mode or equivalent in ...
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How can I determine if a device is really running Android?

In our area there is gadget called "IRobot" which the supplier claims has Android 1.4 inside. I am afraid that it might be a "fake" version of the Android OS. I do not have experience with Android so ...
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My Galaxy Tab S is stuck in boot with no OS

My tablet was not working correctly so i decided to do a factory reset when it booted up it was freezing so I powered it off and entered recovery mode but then I accidentally deleted the OS. This was ...
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How do i disable android OS mail app/Set a default mail app

I would like to know how to disable android os mail. I have Bluemail a 3d-party mail app installed and set as my default mail app. But whenever an app needs to send a E-mail it opens the android os ...
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HTC Desire Phone Storage != Physical size

On my Android HTC Desire, it says that I have 5.30 GB of phone storage, whilst my physical size is 8 GB. The 5.30 GB of phone storage seems to be composed of 4.52 GB available, 776 MB of apps, and a ...
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My Nexus 5 won't update

So my phone was doing random shutdowns. I thought maybe rooting it would solve the problem. And it did.. but now I can't do any updates. There is this 10.1 MB Update that keeps prompting to install ...
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3answers
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Android 4.2.1 - Operating System Storage is occupying too much space

Dunno if this is a proper question to ask here, my problem is about the storage of my android on the internal memory. I have 16gigs of sd card, 16 gigs internal storage as well, but I am seeing this ...
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1answer
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I accidentally deleted everything from Sony Xperia P

I has Sony Xperia P(Rooted and Bootloader Unlocked) and I followed this tutorial to install Android 5.0.2 lollipop on it: Installation Tutorial, everything was running well, but after one weak, I ...
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Is there a “clean” Android I can reinstall on my Galaxy S4? [closed]

I recently bought a Samsung Galaxy S4 and the OS that came with it has many problems IMO. It feels equivalent to the bloated Windows install that would come on my Dell PCs in the 90's, so I'd like to ...
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0answers
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is there an android version for an iView Supra 1700QW [duplicate]

I have an iView Supra 1700QW with windows 8 installed. The OS is very limited and even the font size seems to be locked up to a point where I can't read it. I have been using Android on phones and ...
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1answer
394 views

Can I install another OS on Android?

I have a Samsung galaxy note 3 which has root access (I think, I mean I can access and change files in /root by the help of an installed SuperSU) and I'm wondering if I can install and .ISO from a ...
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My Samsung galaxy tab 2 does not switch on

I am using Samsung galaxy tab 2 gt p3100. It freezes when showing Samsung galaxy tab 2 gtp3100. I cannot switch on my tablet neither switch off.
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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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Need help,to change/root/OS in Prestigio PMP5101C Tablet

Good morning. I got this Tablet from my company but it has allready pre-installed some OS that doesnt let it work as a normal tablet,but a company software,so i want to clean it up,and install a ...
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How do I install android back on my tablet?

My tablet is a samsung galaxy tab 2 7.0 (GT-P3110) and in recovery, choosing the power off option says there is No OS installed! Are you sure you want to power off? - TWRP custom recovery. So how can ...
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Can I upgrade my AT&T - Samsung Focus Windows Phone 7 to Android OS? [duplicate]

Can Samsung Focus Windows Phone 7 change into 8 or Android If its possible, explain how to do it.
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First time boot [duplicate]

How can I get the first boot Android welcome screen again without doing a factory reset?
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Problem of lack of storage space in the system storage

Partitioning LG Optimus L3 E405F, i need space in system storage to download applications from google play. My device is LG Optimus L3 E405F. System storage: I think 220-odd MB Internal Storage: ...
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Is there a low resource OS for Moto G (1st Gen)? [duplicate]

I am wondering if there is a smooth running android OS (5.0.2) for Moto G (1st Gen)? The new android system is just too cumbersome for me. I need something that works just fine, but it isnt full of ...
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2answers
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Format and fresh install

Is there any option for android phones to format like we do in computers and fresh install with a new OS? I have searched a lot but all are going for custom ROM, and I am not interested in custom ...
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1answer
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How can I upgrade the OS of my Samsung Galaxy Exhibit from Android 4.1 to 4.4 or higher? [duplicate]

How can I upgrade the OS of my Samsung Galaxy Exhibit (SGH-T599N) from Android 4.1 to 4.4 or higher? I am trying to install Live on YouTube – by Xperia on my smartphone so that I can live stream ...
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1answer
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Xiaomi Redmi 1S: Deleted system and framework folders

I have a Xiaomi Redmi 1S. Through Root Browser app I unfortunately deleted system and framework folders. From then onwards my phone is not getting booted up. I tried wiping and resetting my phone from ...
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Searching for a VM?

I would like to know if there is a app/ etc. thats makes possible to use multiple smartphone operating systems on device. To be precise: Is how to get an VM. Are there any apps or other posiblilities. ...
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Force Android Update to Samsung Galaxy S3

My Samsung Galaxy S3 which is on EE's network is currently still running Jelly Bean. Is it possible to push an update through to this, or force install one? If so, how do I go about doing so and what ...
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List of intents and registered apps for those intents?

Is it possible to view a list of intents and which application is set to launch when such intent is issued by an application? It would be nice if the OS provided such a feature where you could also ...
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Updating Nexus 5 from 4.4.4 to 5.0 a month late

So my parent's nexus 5 is currently on 4.4.4 and I want to upgrade them to 5. When the initial 5.0 OTA was released they told me they got the notification to upgrade to 5.0 but they didnt update ...
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I rooted my lg g3 and now wont boot and has no os

I rooted my lg g3 and flashed twrp. My phone then did an ota. it failed to boot and after wiping it has no os on it. Please help
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Updating android version [duplicate]

I have Gigabyte GSmart Tuku T2 and it runs 4.0.4 version of android. I don't have update software option in my settings. Is there any way to update my android version to jelly bean?
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Update to Android 5.0 Lollipop on Nexus 7

I currently own a Nexus 7 (2013) device, but after updating the OS several times, I am stuck at Android 4.4.4. I know that Android 5.0 Lollipop has been released for the Nexus 7, but I don't know why ...