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Where to do I find my saved book files on my root device?

I have a book app that downloads book files from the Internet. It stops working and the developer wants me to root my phone and find those downloaded files for him so that he can debug. I've rooted ...
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I want to enable the hidden Arabic keyboard

I want to enable the hidden Arabic keyboard on my mobile .... my mobile phone had the Arabic keyboard then I played in the control panel and the setting of my mobile so I lost it and don't know how ...
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Why am I missing certain features from my phone?

today I recently bought the smartphone n8000 and I seem to be missing many features under the settings app. For starters, I can't change my lockscreen wallpaper at all(it does not give me the option ...
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Set different languages for different users

I'd like to set different languages per user in my nexus 7 (Android 4.2), but the only option I've found for changing the language is system-wide, and applies to all the users. Is there any way I can ...
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Color menu in Android 5.0

How can I change the background color of the menu in Android 5.0 to another light or transparent color? Which file, line? The menu I want to change: Click for full size
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How do I restore my app (K-9 Mail) settings from an adb backup?

I just installed Cyanogenmod on my Samsung Galaxy Note. Before doing so I created a backup with adb: adb backup -all For some of my apps I want to restore settings. Most importantly that would be ...
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Can't define APN: “Unfortunatelly, Settings has stopped” - SG 4

I have Samsung Galaxy S4 with Android 4.4.2, Kernel 3.4.0. After returning from abroad and switching back my SIM card I've noticed, that mobile internet is not working. I've noticed in the Settings, ...
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Can I virtualize existing Android device? [duplicate]

Is there any way to convert existing Android device into virtual machine? I'm going to do factory reset and pretty sure that some valuable passwords etc. will be lost after it. That's why it would be ...
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How do I turn off auto-complete when texting?

Does anyone know how to turn off the auto-complete feature when texting? Sometimes I just want to text and not have my device try and tell me what I'm thinking. Other times this is OK, but I just ...
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Unfortunately, com.android.settings has stopped, after factory reset

so i've been getting this error message everytime i tried to open my settings app, "unfortunately, com.android.settings has stopped" for a couple weeks now, so I tried to do a factory reset hoping it ...
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Persist Background Process Limit setting

Is it possible to persist the Background Process Limit setting? It's lost upon reboot and reverts to Standard Limit. Settings \ Developer Options \ Background process limit Android 4.0.3
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Why doesn't my screen turn off after 30 seconds?

Two days back I had to do a factory reset on my android (v2.3.6). After that, I noticed that my phone display won't turn off after 30 secs idle time, even though the settings has been done ...
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No “enable lock screen widgets” option - Galaxy Alpha

Are lock screen widgets unavalible for the galaxy alpha? I can't find it under security settings, there are no options about the lock screen there at all, or the actual lock screen settings. I've got ...
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Is kernel samepage merging safe?

In the performance section of android 4.4.4 Oneplus one i saw kernel samepage merging . i want to know is it safe ? as when i entered the performance section it gave warning that these setting are ...
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Configuring instant lock on power press with SQLite

I'm pretty new to Android world and I haven't found any answer to that question on SO... so I'm daring asking it here : basically I need to write a script to automatically configure an Android device ...
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Language & Input/Android Settings

When I was looking under the language & input setting on my ZTE Majesty Android I was curious about the 'pointer setting'. What exactly happens when you increase the speed for the pointer
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How to get Dialler Call Option “Viber, Skype” on Android 4.4.2 with Samsung Galaxy S5

At the dialer screen I do not receive the option to call using regular number, Skype or Viber. How can I fix this so that I'm prompted when I want to make a call? Any suggestion would help me a ...
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I can't find the developer options in my tablet running Android 4.0.3

I am starting to learn Android develpment and I bought a very cheap Chinese Android Tablet. It came with 4.0.3 and I can't find the developer option under settings! I think maybe it's the custom ROM ...
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I may have screwed up my PIN using tasker/secure settings

Long story short, I was using Tasker and Secure Settings to set it up so that I wouldn't have to input my PIN when I was attached to my home WIFI. HOWEVER, when I was doing the settings, I entered my ...
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How to figure out which app changes pulse notification light in system settings?

The nexus 5 has this "pulse notification light" that blinks when the device is sleeping and you receive an email, sms or something like that. I don't like it, so I turned it off in Settings > Display ...
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Lock screen with Nova launcher not showing new icons

I have an HTC One (M8) and downloaded Nova Launcher to customize my layout. I downloaded the Black Glass ADW Theme and it looks great. However, on my lock screen it is still showing the app icons from ...
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Why is “Force GPU rendering” disabled by default Developer options?

Why is this feature disabled? When I turn it on, many apps and become snappy and awesome with smooth graphics. Seems like it'd be nice if it was enabled by default. The linked article in this ...
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after switching to art phone stuck in bootloop

i have a supersonic android tablet i switched to art when it restarted it stuck on the android lolgo but the silver light is still flashing on it NB. i left it there for about 2 half hours
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How to enable developer settings Nexus 7 4.4.2 kit kat

I have the old Nexus 7 with stock 4.4.2, and I want to enable developer settings. I have found many references to Settings -> About (Tablet) -> And click 7 times on build number - but that simply ...
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LG L34C Bluetooth service is always running. How to turn it off?

Handset Detection showed this for my phone: Device HTTP Headers HTTP_ACCEPT text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,image/webp,*/*;q=0.8 HTTP_USER_AGENT Mozilla/5.0 ...
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How to trigger automatic OTA MMS configuration?

When I installed Lollipop on my Nexus 4, (after wiping the partition, erasing all previous data), I had the MMS access points pre-configured for my carrier. I accidentally deleted those settings and ...
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How can I add a custom search engine to Chrome (beta, stable…)?

Call me dumb, but, I don't see an obvious way to do this. I want to add duckduckgo.com as the main search engine in Google Chrome for Android (beta, stable...)
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Phone number shown as unknown in galaxy tab

I have a samsung galaxy tab 2 gt-p3100. My problem is somewhat similar to this issue, but I notice this when I go into my settings: Settings > About Device > Status > My phone number ... it is listed ...
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Where are the gallery settings?

I'm using the default Gallery app (1.1.40001) on Jelly Bean and I'm trying to get to the settings of the app. On this screencap: there seems the be a Settings tab on the top right hand corner (the ...
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my phone keeps closing apps down

I have a Samsung galaxy s3 its only 4 months old and it already had to be sent away due to charging problems now it isnt letting people ring or text me and is closing down my apps and my internet what ...
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How to keep Pandora / Slacker music apps continue to play music after the display goes dark?

I'm running android 4.4.2. When I play music via the Pandora or Slacker apps, it works fine. But if I stop using the phone while its playing, then the music stops playing once the current song ends. ...
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internet share pc to android

I'm using Android 4.4.2 (samsung galaxy s duos 3 ). I've a PC at home which has highspeed broadband internet connection. I don't have wireless router or access point. I just want to use PC's internet ...
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How do I connect my Galaxy Y GT-S5360 via USB to my Mac?

I cannot connect my Galaxy Y phone to my MacBook for mass storage using a USB cable. I have installed Android File Transfer software but it does not detect my phone when I connect it. I believe I have ...
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How can I programmatically backup Android phone's settings?

I was wondering if I could programmatically backup my Android phone's settings. The "PHONE"'s settings and not application settings.
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Restore Factory Setting

I had done Restore Factory Settings in android phone. After restoring, coverage is not found. Any one can please explain me the reason for this and provide the appropriate solution for this problem. ...
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What are the build.prop settings for a modern tablet?

I want to install a tablet-only game via the play store, and I am at the build.prop file, only I don't know what to change the device to - does anyone know what values I can put in for the ...
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Wifi network listing freezes on Nexus 4 after Lollipop update

I have a Nexus 4, and finally decided yesterday to update to Android 5.0, after being fearful of bug reports. And wouldn't you know it, I've found a nasty bug. Nearly every time I try to display the ...
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How to disable auto hide navigation bar in cyanogenmod 11?

The navigation bar is automatically hidden in Cyanogenmod 11. Maybe it's a good idea but my tablet case does not let me swipe from bottom to show it. Is there a way to prevent a navigation bar from ...
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Possible to change SIM card PUK on Android device?

On my Samsung Galaxy SIII, one can go to Settings -> More -> Security -> SIM card lock -> Set up SIM card lock -> Change SIM PIN to change the default PIN that came with the SIM card. ...
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Sprint Zone turning wifi on by itself?

lately I have had an issue with the Wifi enabling itself so I ran adb logcat to trace the issue. Apparently ItsOnService has been enabling it and that service I discovered is a part of Sprint Zone. I ...
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Why are my call settings disabled (and which settings require operator support and which settings are normally included in service plans)?

As shown in the screenshot below, on my Samsung Galaxy SIII, when I go to Phone -> Call Settings, almost everything is disabled/grayed out. I have a SIM card inside my phone but have not topped up ...
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Google Play Language Setting

I am currently using Samsung Galaxy S2. Recently I found that there are a lot of different language application in the Google play store. I can understand both English and Chinese but It seem like I ...
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What caches can be cleared, when wanting to keep settings?

I do not know enough about the original purpose of the different caches. If I do a cleanup in a few months and clear many app cache items, is it safe for me to assume that most programs will not lose ...
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Are there any lollipop lock screen settings?

On Lollipop it seems that the default "swipe" lock screen has changed a bit for my N5. For years I have been trained to swipe horizontally to unlock the device. Now with the lollipop update swiping ...
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how to save and boot a device in teethering mode

I have andriod based tv box with ethernet and wifi interfaces. I have ethernet internet connection which is connected to this TV box. I have enabled portable wifihotspot i.e. teethering(so basically ...
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What is required to have a language added in Android as a language system?

My language is Chichewa or Chinyanja and is spoken by millions of people across 3 countries. More people are using android gadgets but it does not support Chichewa. We can see that other languages ...
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How to setup K9 Mail properly for free email services offering multiple aliases for same email box?

Tried Googling for a lot of results but did not find any that can show how to setup email accounts that offer using multiple email aliases to users on same email. I am talking mainly about Outlook.com ...
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Undo Android 4.0 (aka Ice Cream Sandwich) Full Disk Encryption

Just upgraded my Nexus S to Android 4 aka Ice Cream Sandwich. Was looking through all the new features, and decided to enable encryption, which worked (and is working) just fine. Now I'm wondering if ...
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Camera Application: How to save icons in top container?

Once I open the camera application on my Samsung Galaxy SIII, I can click on the camera Settings cogwheel icon and then select Edit shortcuts from the slide-out menu to view a list of icons which can ...
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Storage space and memory: mobile phone architecture versus PC architecture

On a PC, there are hard disks acting as storage space where the operating system and application files are stored, and there is RAM which is memory which gets used up by the operating system ...