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Can't get rid of icons with green locks on them

I would like to know how to get rid of these icons with the lock, every other app just goes but not these three. I used the small broom icon but these remained there and it didn't happen before. I'm ...
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How to configure lock screen shortcuts

How can I customize / add shortcuts of the "lock widget" in the lock screen? I mean the camera and phone icons: I checked the settings, but I can't find any relevant option: I am using Android ...
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How to show “sent” timestamp in messages app

With both my previous HTC One S phone's default OS and the cyanogenmod I put on it a few months later, it was possible to choose the time stamp that shows under received messages in the default ...
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Repeat notifications for users on-call?

For people who are on-call and use android phones. What's the best way to repeat notifications until acknowledged? If an alert comes through at 4AM I may not hear one beep. But it would be nice ...
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Android 4.4: Messages plays music when mail arrives on Galaxy S5?

My Message App (Notifications) plays a song forever when a mail arrives? I can't find this setting to change or turn off music to be played in Messages. I can't even find the music track that ...
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Google Maps History

I am an active Google Maps user and use the History feature extensively. I recently changed by gmail password using my laptop and changed it to sync on my Android Samsung phone. My History list is ...
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Bluetooth keeps turning on

I have seen this problem on a Nexus 4 and Nexus 5. Bluetooth is switched on unexpectedly. It can be turned off, but will come back a minute or so later. Googling around, it seems that this could be ...
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Dual SIM: Disable telephony features on second SIM

I have a Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 (GT-S7582) with two SIMs. I'd like to use one of those SIMs for everything telephony related, the other SIM for everything data related. I managed to set the first ...
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I can't see all “Settings” on my Samsung galaxy tab 4

when I open the "Settings" tab on Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, it does not display all the settings. The only "settings" I can see are in the attached photo. So I can't change "Language" or "add accounts", ...
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How to turn off the camera shutter sound on LG G2 mini?

Where is located the camera shutter sound file on LG G2 mini (Android 4.4.2)? Or how else to turn that annoying sound off? None of the solutions recommended in similar questions here does work. The ...
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How to stop the LG phone launching preset applications when the phone is locked and inside your pocket?

This design concerns more LG phones, in my case it's LG G2 Mini, but it was reported also on LG D605 Optimus L9 II and probably other LG phones with the same logic. On the back of LG G2 Mini (Android ...
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How do I reset the input language to English when I can't read the current language?

I have a Nexus 4 with the latest OS. I accidentally set the input to Arabic. Now I don't know how to reset to English. I tried re-booting but it did not revert to English. I would like to avoid a ...
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What is “Easy mode” (during initial phone setup) and are there any problems with it?

I just got a new Samsung Galaxy Core Duos running Android 4.1.2, and put a new sim card in it. The phone has taken me through some initial set up screens for a Samsung account, Gmail account, and ...
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Temporarily adjust message alert and call volume

I can't be the only person with the problem that you temporarily turn down the volume of your calls and texts (in a quiet place), and then three days later it's still quiet and you miss alerts. Is ...
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what does the “disable” button do?

When I go to Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > Downloaded I see an application list. If I select some applications I see button "disable". What does this button mean? What ...
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Where are IP addresses stored on Android?

Where are IP addresses stored on and Android device? In what location on disk, or otherwise; how are they stored?
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Allow “unknown sources” from Terminal without going to Settings App?

I have a corrupted Settings app in CyanogenMod and have a possible idea to restore a backup of it (App and Data) in Titanium Backup. But it's currently set to not allow "unknown sources" so Titanium ...
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SGS3 LTE (GT-i9305T) Set preferred network type

Looking for a way to perform the function equivalent to: *#*#4636#*#* --> 'Phone Information' --> 'Set preferred network type' Because above code is not working on my both phones SGS3 LTE (GT-i9305 ...
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Modify settings parameters through database

I have been able to successfully modify and update the settings in the Android phone using ADB commands such as these.. Enable GPRS data: adb shell sqlite3 -batch ...
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Is it possible to disable confirmation dialogs in Android 4.4?

I have an LG G2 which came with Jelly Bean, and I have recently updated it to Kit Kat. I have noticed that the amount of confirmation dialogs when changing phone settings seems to have gone up from ...
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Connecting tablet to VGA projector

Is it possible to connect an Android tablet to a VGA projector to make presentations of what's on its screen – and if so, how can this be done? TL;DR: I am searching the market for purchasing an ...
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How can I speed up Window Animation scale?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 running Android 4.4.2. It's fast but I'm a heavy user and I'd like to make it a bit faster. How can I speed up Window Animation scale?
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Advanced camera settings on Nexus 5

I have a nexus 5, with android 4.4.4. How can i change advanced camera settings? (iso, shutter speed etc...)
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How to re-enable all screen lock types after uninstalling OpenVPN connect?

I installed OpenVPN Connect on my Samsung Galaxy S4. The app forced me to pick a screen lock, which I set to PIN. However, I've cleared all application data regarding to OpenVPN Connect and also ...
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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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Windroy WiFi issue

I just downloaded Windroy, it works fine but I cannot connect to the WiFi. My WiFi works for my computer but I just don't know how to get it to work in Windroy. Any ideas?
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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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How do I get my call log to stop listing my text messages

I have a Galaxy S4 Mini. The call log on my Galaxy S4 Mini includes my text messages. I have to sort through dozens of text messages for every call that it lists. How can I set it to display only the ...
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How uninstall SAP Afaria from Android device?

I am testing the SAP Afaria in my tablet and I am no longer want use. I try uninstall the app but its locked for uninstall. In the administrator page from SAP, I didn't find how remove the enrollment. ...
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Enable rotation of stock home screen

How can I enable home screen rotation of Google Nexus 5(stock) with root enabled? I've found launcher.force_enable_rotation=true, but it doesn't worked... Anything similar for Google Nexus 5?
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how to increase the vibration of pressing home button

I have a Nexus 5. My phone vibrates when I press the home button. The problem is the vibration is a little weaker than I would like. Is there a way to increae the vibratoin intensity of that ...
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Pending Notifications icons are black and white (no color)

I have a Nexus 5. All of the sudden I've noticed that the pending notifications icons at the top left of the my phone are black and white instead of some of them being colored. I don't know what ...
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Android default settings restore without losing data

I was wondering if it's possible to restore an android default settings without deleting any data or apps? It's because I buy android tablets then I install my app on it then I sell it back to a ...
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Allow accessibility service for an app without access to settings

For some reason the settings app that comes with my android crashes whenever I try and select an app (for instance NiLS), to access the android accessibility notifications service. Is there a way to ...
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Settings app: 'Unfortunately, Settings has stopped.'

I have a Samsung Galaxy Nexus with Cyanogenmod 11 11-20140225-SNAPSHOT-InstallerXNPQ09P-maguro Android 4.4.2 KitKat with CWM 6.0.4.7. It's a stable installer build. For a while now I have been ...
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Security options greyed out

There was a great thread on the same subject. Security options grayed out I am in the same situation where I need to keep the certificates on the android phone. And the ActiveSync certificates ...
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Can't pass the initial setup wizard on SG3 with broken screen digitizer

So i burned digitizer on i9305 by flashing corrupted recovery. Then i flashed new working custom ROM and recovery, after Stock JB tried some KitKats like MoKee, Omni, CyanOgen 10/11 but i'm facing the ...
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What will happen if I “Clear data” for the “Settings” app? (com.android.settings)

I'm on a stable (Installer) build of Cyanogenmod 11 on a Galaxy Nexus, and for a while I've not been able to access 'Settings' at all - tapping on it to try to open it, gives me a "Unfortunately, ...
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Put six quick-toggles in Note 3 menu

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 3. The 'slide down menu' [1] can be configured with 'quick-toggles' [1] at the top. A maximum of five 'quick-toggles' can be displayed at any one time, with the remainder ...
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Cannot access library e-resources on campus

I own a Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablet(Wi-fi only model) featuring Android 4.1.2. My problem is that I cannot access and use library e-resources on campus although I have my tablets MAC address registered ...
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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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How to set Now SMS as default SMS app?

I have Nexus 7 2013 LTE with Android 4.4.2. I want to set Now SMS as the default SMS app but I have not been successful. After choosing it as the default, the popup is still shown next time I start ...
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How to set default contact store location, android 4.4.2, LG L9 II?

I need to set up the default store place for contacts as now every time it wants to save to sim card which is not as functional. I have to change it, dismiss the warning about lost information (even ...
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how to add hebrew to my Samsung s4? [duplicate]

I have bought a new samsung s4. I try to change the OS settings to be in hebrew. I remembered how to do it from another s4 my sister has. Went to settings --> Languages and input ---> but there was ...
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Ever since connecting to a Chromecast, my device floods the network with SSDP packets

I used both a Galaxy Nexus and a Nexus 7, running stock Android 4.3 and 4.4, to interact with a Chromecast in the past. Ever since, both devices flood the network with SSDP packets, which seems to be ...
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how to change analog clock widget on homescreen to digital clock

I'm stumped. I don't know if my phone is broken or what's happening. I have an analog clock widget on my home screen and I want to change it to a digital clock. If i tap the widget it takes me ...
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Device Chooser cannot detect Droid Maxx? [closed]

I am trying to run a "Hello World" app on my Motorola Droid Maxx. I am using Eclipse with the ADT bundle under Ubuntu 14.0.4. I am able to run the app on my old device, a Samsung Droid Charge, but ...
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How can I get to Settings if there is no physical settings button?

I just got a Samsung S5 and it has a physical Back, Home and Task Manager button. No settings button ... some apps I use do not have a settings button (I guess it sees the physical buttons and assumes ...
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Issue with woman's voice reading out the txt on my AT&T LG2

Someone help me, please?! I've got that obnoxious woman from the navigation app as a personal announcer of everything I view online. Idk what setting I accidentally activated or app I downloaded ...
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If you unlock you don't have to unlock again in X time

Is there a way to have my phone stay unlocked for some period of time after I have unlocked it once (via PIN, pattern or whatever). In other words, if I unlock my device with my PIN, if I turn the ...