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Control Android with broken screen from PC

My rooted Galaxy Nexus has a broken screen. How can I use my PC (ie, via ADB) to control the phone? androidscreencast would be the ideal solution, but its keyboard/mouse control feature does not work ...
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How can I use my Galaxy Nexus as an external USB storage drive?

I just got the Galaxy Nexus and learned that it does not support USB Mass Storage mode. It only supports MTP and PTP. I regularly use my phone as a USB flash drive at work so this is a problem. I ...
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How can I make my Samsung Galaxy Nexus volume go louder than what stock allows?

I find the media volume to not be very loud on my Samsung Galaxy Nexus and would like to somehow "boost" it beyond what stock Android allows. My phone is rooted and is running Ice Cream Sandwich ...
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How do I use an external microphone with my Galaxy Nexus?

How do I use an external microphone on my Galaxy Nexus, and what kind do I need? I know if it should use a jack plug (3.5 mm), but not all jack connectors are the same, and I don't know if the lower ...
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Enabling AdHoc Networking on ICS to Connect to AdHoc Devices

I'm looking for a way to connect my Galaxy Nexus (Android 4.0.x) to my laptop via adhoc wifi. (The laptop will act as my wireless NAS.) The WiFi Ad Hoc enabler for Android does not work on the Galaxy ...
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What's the safe limit on charger output for a Galaxy Nexus

The charger that came with my Galaxy Nexus phone outputs 5 volts at 1 amp. I have another charger that outputs 5v at 2 amps. Is it safe to use this charger? What's the limit I can use without damaging ...
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Doing a clean install of Android on a Nexus phone or tablet

Recently I had a problem where my Nexus S phone would not upgrade to Jelly Bean. During the upgrade process I was getting an error message saying one of the files on my current system is corrupted, so ...
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How to check which app uses GPS on Galaxy Nexus?

I'm constantly seeing the Searching for GPS... icon in my status bar, and would like to check which app is trying to access my location. I checked the similar questions on the site and all suggested ...
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Manually upgrade Galaxy Nexus 4.0.4 (yakjuxw) to 4.1

I have a Galaxy Nexus (maguro/yakjuxw) with Android version 4.0.4. I saw the new features in 4.1 so i want to update, but i don't think an OTA will be available anytime soon. So, I'm considering ...
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How to find out the variant of my Galaxy Nexus?

There have been some Jelly Bean updates for Galaxy Nexus, but most of these are specific to a certain variant of the Nexus. How can I easily find out which variant I have?
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Wi-Fi connection dropping

Lately I've been having trouble keeping a connection to Wi-Fi, first at home and now at work. What happens is that after a while I'll notice that my phone is using 3G. If I go into my Wi-Fi ...
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Increase vibrate strength

The vibrate strength of my Galaxy Nexus is incredibly weak. When I have the phone in my pocket I simply don’t feel the vibrate for incoming calls at all, which defeats its purpose. I’ve missed more ...
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Jelly Bean OTA fails on Galaxy Nexus, how to fix?

The company I am working for has hundreds of Galaxy Nexus handsets which are used as the standard operating platform of a company specific app. The app is not important. We have found that about 70% ...
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Is there a quick-fix for the Galaxy Nexus when it signals “charging” without beeing connected via USB?

My Galaxy Nexus goes into charging mode but when it isn't plugged in. The battery symbol then indicates a charging and when in suspend mode, the display turns on which drains battery rapidly. I am ...
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Jelly Bean on the Galaxy Nexus - forcing an update?

I bought my Galaxy Nexus in New Zealand - via parallel importing. I believe it came from Russia, given my manual was in Russian(!). But it works perfectly and is genuine. A colleague there bought ...
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Disable open Google Search by sliding up from the home button “feature”?

Galaxy Nexus running Android version 4.1.1. After a recent update, it seems google has added a feature where you can place your finger on the bottom home buttons, and slide up, to open google search. ...
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Why isn't Clockworkmod Recovery “Sticking”?

I've tried multiple times to flash ClockworkMod recovery onto my unlocked Galaxy Nexus (LTE\CDMA variant "toro" build) device. Each time I can boot into recovery and ClockworkMod displays. However, if ...
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Can I set up Wi-Fi and USB tethering on the Galaxy Nexus without rooting it?

I am about to buy the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and I need to tether with the following connections USB to my Windows PC Wi-Fi with my Mac, iPad or iPhone (to download apps over 20MB) I will be using ...
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Why is my phone slow?

My phone has lately been really slow. When I turn on the screen, particularly if it has been off for a while, the phone is really sluggish. For example, it might take 30 seconds to respond to my ...
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How can I determine my Galaxy Nexus model variant? [duplicate]

I have a Galaxy Nexus phone I want to root. Manual differs between Verizon, Sprint and GSM subtypes. Where can I check this subtype?
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Is it safe to swap SIM cards when the phone is turned on?

On my Galaxy Nexus, I can remove the SIM card without removing the battery. I'm travelling abroad and will find a need to swap SIM cards several times in my phone. I would like to know if it is safe ...
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How to use Android Device as Wireless Headphones for TV?

I go running in the morning and I'd like to use the Sony Internet TV in the basement without waking up my family. Is there any way to connect my Galaxy Nexus to the TV as a wireless headphone set, so ...
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How do you turn off all cellular communication but leave things like bluetooth and wifi enabled?

I'm going to be traveling overseas and don't have an international roaming plan. I would like to disable my cellular radio while I am there but I'd also like to use bluetooth and wifi. I don't think ...
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How do I make older images in my /sdcard/DCIM folder show up in Gallery?

I've tried a few builds of Android Jelly Bean coming from Android Ice Cream Sandwich, and one common thing that happens is that Gallery will only show pictures taken after the ROM installation. The ...
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How can I set custom notifications?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Nexus running ICS, and I want to be able to set individual sounds for various notifications (Gmail, Facebook, texts, etc). How can I go about making that happen? I looked in ...
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adb input swipe to unlock slide screen lock and open notifications

When I use the command adb input swipe, the slider slides all the way to the right, but does not 'click', so the screen does not unlock. I calculate the coordinates based on the (not visible) 'swipe ...
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Why is the NFC in the Galaxy Nexus battery?

Why is the NFC in the Galaxy Nexus embedded in the battery? Wouldn't it make more sense to separate the two things? Is there any hardware advantage of being this way? Disadvantages I can see ...
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How to delete synchronized pictures?

I've chosen allow Google to synchronize information from my email to my phone, but the result is not as interesting as it sounds! I see some pictures in the Gallery that I wouldn't have in my phone, ...
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Why is the HDR button missing?

This article mentions a new HDR camera mode that's available in Android 4.2: but my Galaxy Nexus doesn't show that option: Why not?
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Galaxy Nexus Suddenly restarts

My Galaxy Nexus is suddenly restarting and I don't know why. How can I discover why this is happening?
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Recover Google account password without unlinking/deleting the main account from android device

I forgot the password for my Google account and I want to recover it. This Google account happens to be the main Google account linked to my Android device. When I try to use the Recovery options: ...
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Clean way for flashing factory image on Samsung Galaxy Nexus?

Is this the correct and clean way for flashing factory Jelly Bean image on Samsung Galaxy Nexus, without using any external tool (apart from Android SDK)? I don't want to to break my phone, so I'm ...
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How do I disable the data usage warning and notification in ICS?

I'm running ICS on a Galaxy Nexus and my data plan is grandfathered in from the days of unlimited data with my carrier- so I don't need any warning or notification for the amount of data I'm using. ...
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Move angry birds progress from one device to another (cross-platform)

I was playing angry birds on iPhone, now I am selling my iPhone 3GS on ebay because I got an android (galaxy nexus). Is there any way to transfer progress in the game over to new phone? I like the ...
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My phone thinks it's charging

After upgrading my Galaxy Nexus to 4.0.4, it keeps thinking the cable is being plugged in and out all the time. The battery discharges at a normal rate, even though the screen keeps lighting up as a ...
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How to use an USB 3G modem data connection with an Android phone (Galaxy Nexus)?

I own a Galaxy Nexus phone and i'd like to know if there is a way i can use an USB dongle to provide it with an Internet connection. I imagine I will need some kind of adapter (and some Google ...
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How do I get these toggles in my notification bar?

I was reading an article talking about the Galaxy Nexus vs. the Galaxy SIII, and ended up buying a Nexus (was a steal, and I knew it was getting JB). Anyway, I've recently updated it to Jellybean, ...
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How to find out my Galaxy Nexus' version? (maguro, toro or toroplus) [duplicate]

I have a Galaxy Nexus phone. I want to install JellyBean manually, but I don't know which one of these I should download. How do I know if my phone is maguro, toro or toroplus?
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Closing applications [duplicate]

I guess this has to do with our habit on desktop computers where we open an application use it close the application AFAIK there's no direct way from within the application to close it. And by ...
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My Galaxy Nexus can't hold on to a signal

I have an unlocked international-version Galaxy Nexus on the German T-Mobile network. It's only about a week old, but more than once in that time I've seen the signal drop completely out, and won't ...
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How can I add a search button to my dock on a Galaxy Nexus?

I just saw a tweet where someone had added a search button to the 3 docked software buttons So I'd like to know how to add the search button (or any other) to the dock with the Back, Home and ...
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Set up portrait video output from Galaxy Nexus

I know that I can hook up my Galaxy Nexus up to my TV, but I'm not able to change the orientation from landscape to portrait. Is there a setting I'm missing? Or is there a way to do this if my phone ...
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The power button on my Galaxy Nexus stopped working

I got a galaxy nexus at Google IO, and randomly today the power button stopped working. I was on a call, used it to lock the screen after I got off, put it in my pocket, and when I got home the button ...
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The UI sounds on my Galaxy Nexus no longer play - how can I re-enable them?

I kind of like the touch sounds and unlock sound on my Galaxy Nexus, so I typically leave them enabled. Today I noticed that both of these sound effects had simply stopped playing, possibly after I ...
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Shortcut to turn Wi-Fi on/off on Samsung Galaxy Nexus?

Since the sync utility I use to sync my Samsung Galaxy Nexus with Outlook only supports Wi-Fi instead of USB, I searched the AppStore for an application that adds a shortcut on the screen to make it ...
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robot dies with red triangle when restarting from 4.2 install on stock Samsung Galaxy Nexus

I had a Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.2.1 and it broke. My insurance replaced it, so I have a new Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.0.2. When I first got the phone, it updated from like 4.0.0 or 4.0.1 ...
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Android Music Player is not detecting Music files

I copied music files from my computer to my Galaxy Nexus phone, using the command adb push Music /sdcard/Music/, and the stock Android music player is not detecting these files (while others do). I'm ...