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How do i change what the buttons on my phone do

My Optimus LG-90 has one button which you get to assign an action to i.e. you can make it launch the Camera, or Music Player, etc. The only other buttons are power, and volume up & down. The ...
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Problem at horizontal filling [on hold]

I created a project with a GridLayout, with a seekbar and a LinearLayout inside it. The problem is that i choose to fill horizontal at gravity at the seekbar and the LinearLayout, but the problem is ...
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How to stop the Gallery app from asking me to sign-in?

I don't want my pictures to be synced with any of my accounts ever, I just want all of them to be stored on the phone without getting uploaded anywhere under any circumstances (neither I want it to ...
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How do I change to apple style icons on an EE harrier?

I have tried downloading Emoji SmartKeyboard, Emoji Plugin (Pro), and paying for the necessary packs of emojis. However, I can't seem to find a way of changing the output font. The emojis on the ...
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S5 corded Desktop access

I changed some settings on my S5 to reduce battery drain. Now I can't plug my charging cord into a PC or laptop and access the phone card or SD card. Can't figure out what to "turn" back on ! Any ...
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Difference between /system/build.prop properties and setprop persist.adb.tcp.port (example) properties?

What is the difference between properties manipulated in /system/build.prop file and properties manipulated by setprop, for example setprop persist.adb.tcp.port? Where is the latter property stored? ...
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How can I get deep sleep -> coma for max battery life as comms platform?

I'm not an Androidite, just very curious. Arduinos have a timer-driven deep sleep mode that reduces their power requirements by 1000 or so. But it's a specialized and limited device, and a building ...
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Suspicious guest user activity and keyboard setting changes

A guest user is occasionally created on my phone and I don't know why. It consumes some mobile data, as indicated by Android's data usage report. Another suspicious thing is that my keyboard's ...
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cant download ANYTHING on My LG G2 anymore

My phone went in for repairs and since then I am unable to update or re-install whatsapp or chrome. I go to google play store to download whatsapp but when I click the install button nothing happens, ...
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Volume settings keep changing automatically- driving me nuts

I am running Andoird 6.0.1 on a Samsung Note 4. In the past few days, the phone will change the four volume settings on its own! I usually keep the notifications and system volumes off, as I don't ...
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Can system apps be enabled/disabled directly from the filesystem?

System apps can be disabled by using pm disable [appname] and re-enabled in the same fashion. But is there a way to accomplish the same thing by editing some file(s?) somewhere? Context: My Android-...
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Enableing unknown sources installation from 2nd user on android 6.0

I have a regular, Un changed Samsung Tab A running the unchanged version of marshmallow OS (6.0). I have enabled installation from unknown sources in the "owner" user of the device, but still can't ...
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Es explorer is not scanning LAN but scanning FTP :/

I just bought my new "tp link 150mbps wireless adsl2 modem router" its working great but with my previous tp link 300Mbps router only, i used to connect my android device with my PC via Es explorer ...
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Android File Transfer not working?

I have a mac, and I want to delete all the music on my phone and replace it with all the music on itunes in my mac. I've done this before, but it is not working. For some reason, my music is not in ...
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Detect when “settings” command in terminal has finished saving

When I execute the following command, it doesn't save anything: settings put global <KEY> <VALUE>;reboot I think it's because it does not have enough time to save the value, because it ...
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Why it is reverting back

I've HTC desire326g dual sim . I've changed the launcher to Apex launcher selected as default. Whenever I restart the phone it asks me which launcher I want. As well as in phone there is menu named ...
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cannot login to gmail app on android phone, will not sync

I have been given old android phone by a relative who added me as a user to accounts and sync. My account would not sync and I could not delete her default account. I kept getting a signin error you ...
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Access 'settings' on the home page galaxy gt-p1000

I rooted my tab and deleted some files I thought I recognised and didn't need. Now, having done a hard reset, although the tab works better in some respects, I canno0t access 'settings' on the home ...
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com.android.phone and settings has stopped working

Assalam-0-Alaikum, I have Qmobile M95 running android kitkat 4.4. Last night i installed the game "Basketball stars" game. i had played it for some time and closed it. Early morning i got up and i saw ...
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Error deleting Google account from Samsung Galaxy S4

I recently upgraded my Samsung Galaxy S4 to Android Lollipop (5.0.01). I created a new Google account and then added it to the device; when I triee to delete the old Google Account from the device I ...
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What is the difference between “Auto focus” and “Macro” modes of focus?

In Samsung Android phones, I've seen two options for selecting the focus mode which are Auto focus and Macro modes in the Camera settings. So, just want to know what is the difference between them? ...
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Save custom settings after unplugged hardware keyboard

I need enable both keyboards - virtual and hardware. With this post I set it up: When a keyboard is connected to the device, by default the soft keyboard is disabled. To enable it, we need to ...
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language is being reset on boot

I have recently purchased a new phone (Laude M8), which is the first Android 5.1 phone I have used, and also the first phone I have used which supports dual SIM cards. I have only one SIM card ...
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Force “Battery Saver” mode in Android Lollipop Cyanogenmod

Forcing "Battery Saver" mode seems to be possible via Settings -> Battery -> Battery Saver -> On using some Lollipop phones, but on my CyanogenMod 13.0-20150316 there is no such option: ...
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Screen overlay detected, what is the problem?

I wanted to open a picture sent by a friend in the Sketch app in order to highlight something and send it back. The app didn't have permission to access the file system. A popup appeared. I clicked "...
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Access to Settings > Account > Google crash Settings

I can't access to my Account Google settings, Settings crashing each time : "Unfortunately, Settings has stopped". Restart phone not works. Factory reset not works. I can't back to previous version ...
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Where are Volume Settings stored in CM11 44s Android phone

I am using CM11 44s Oneplus One If I change the volume settings in UI, which database will save such settings? Many users, including me, are having problems that the In call volume settings are not ...
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Remove 'Airplane Mode' from long press power button

Is there a way to PERMANENTLY disable 'Airplane mode' from showing through adb? I want it to disappear when you long-press the power button. I'm pretty sure it is a simple script to run in adb, but I ...
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How do I enable the Android 6 System UI Tuner?

I read here that there are some hidden settings in addition to the Developer Options on Android 6. These are also mentioned in various reviews and referred to on this site also. Apparently they can be ...
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settings app data clearing causes any failure of OS funtionality or OS updates? [duplicate]

i'm new to android device. exploring the settings, i've accidentally deleted the settings app data. i'm afraid of system failure due to this data clearing action. should I worry about that? or its ...
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Browser downloading as .php file extension

This morning I tried to download a number of mp3's from a lecture series (freely and legally available online) but when I searched for them from my media player app I discovered they were all titled "...
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Setting's “Search” function doesn't work properly on Android N Preview 3

In settings of Android phone, there is a search button in the Action Bar and it cannot give me what I want to search. I find it works sometimes but 90% it doesn't. The 2nd image shows the very ...
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Network settings crash in cyanogenmod

I've been running Cyanogenmod 12.1 on my 1st gen MotoX for a little while now, but I've never been able to get into the extra network settings (NFC etc). Whenever I go to Setting > Wireless & ...
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Make Emergency Alerts stay

Occasionally, I receive emergency alerts on my Android phone, through the stock/default mechanism. It makes a loud, alarming/attention-grabbing sound and vibrates strongly. The alert is displayed on ...
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Cannot record 1080p video with most apps

I have rooted ZTE v987 and according to specification it has ability to record 1080p@30fps video. The problem is - I can't do this with most apps. I changed my ROM multiple times and every time I have ...
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configure Wifi network with script/website/profile or similar

Is there any way to configure a Wifi network connection on android via an automated method like Apples network profiles or some kind of web installation or a script? I am working at an university ...
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Can not change outgoing email server

I recently upgraded to android 6 on my Galaxy S6, now I noticed that I cannot send emails from one of my email accounts. It's an imap server, and I need to use another subdomain than the incoming uses ...
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How to provision an Android phone automatically?

tl;dr: How can I write a short declarative description of the state I want my phone to be in, and then apply it to a phone? After a factory reset or hardware change it's always a pain to get my phone ...
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NullPointerException when opening Language & Input settings

I have a rooted Lenovo P770, where I uninstalled several "system" apps, including the stock keyboard, TouchPal. After a factory reset I installed AnySoftKeyboard with adb (adb shell ime...), and now ...
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managing marshmallow synchronisation

My wife and I bought some Android phones at about the same time. She bought a Motorola Moto G2, I bought a Moto E2. They run Android 6 (Marshmallow), System versions 24.41.34 and 24.51.39 respectively ...
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Unfortunately settings has stopped

I have a lg Optimus Exceed 2 (VS450PP). I have been using it for experimentation and had to do a factory reset. When booted back into Android, I received a settings f/c. I have tried to enter the ...
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Access settings outside of settings app without a root

Is there a file hidden somewhere in the internal storage that contains all the system setting preferences? I want to be able to access and modify this file (if it even exists) without rooting my ...
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How to disable a notification from Settings app?

I own an LG MS323 from MetroPCS, it comes with a nice Battery Saving option that can be enabled from quick settings, but it places a notification that states Battery saving is turned on. When you tap ...
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Is there a way to remove the switch users Icon without root?

I have a Verzon Moto E2 (so no hope of rooting) on android 5.1. I think you cannot completely disable it without root. I'd like to at least remove the little icon in the pull down menu. is that ...
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How can I change notification volume on Android 6.0?

I have an option to change alarm or ringtone volume in Settings, but not notifications as I had in 4.3. How can I change notification volume on Android 6.0 without changing ringtone volume? I would ...
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DNS name resolution with manual setup (USB boot)

I'm running Android 6 on my laptop x86. I couldn't figure out the GUI so on the cmd line I setup networking by doing: ifconfig eth0 192.168.1.10 up #to setup the NIC with an IP ip route add default ...
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Where are Ethernet Settings stored?

There is a good post about where Android Settings are stored. The following screenshot shows where Wi-Fi settings are stored. Where are Ethernet Settings stored?
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Can't set default app?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, and I was trying to open a Tumblr link from Facebook messenger. When the popup to choose a default app showed up, I accidentally chose Chrome. I tried resetting the ...
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How can I find my MAC address?

I'm using a Samsung Young Duos GT-S6102. My phone that shows nothing in Settings → About Phone so my question is how to find my MAC address?
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What is the CSN in the Settings menu of the Android?

I have a LG tablet running Android 4.2.2 . In settings --> about tablet --> hardware information --> CSN. There are all 0s. Does CSN refer to the serial number? I look at the package of the device ...