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How to add a new number to an existing contact from Google Messenger?

After upgrading to Android 5 (Lollipop) and the new Google Messenger app with it, I received a text message from a person I know telling me they got a new number. Now I would like to add that number ...
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Installing Lollipop [duplicate]

I have a Droid Turbo this is my first android phone since the OG nexus. I want stock android experience. I would like to install Lollipop. It's fine if i have to reformat or whatever. I dont want ...
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l cannot install Google play service [on hold]

Please, l want to download Google play services and when l try to install it's not installing rather than a message appears telling that "Unfortunately, Google play service has stopped".
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Understanding Android terminologies [duplicate]

I am a Android greenhorn, and seems like there are a lot of jargon that float around. Example: Android OS Android Kernel Rooting Recovery Partition ROM Boot locked BIOS SIM Locked stock android ...
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Unable to get in Recovery Mode in AllWinner A23 tablet

I have a AllWinner A23 tablet with dual-core arm cortex-a7 1.5ghz + arm mali 400mp2 gpu. The tablet has only 3 buttons (1 power button and 2 volume buttons). I have tried by all sort of means to get ...
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I can't get into my saved pages

Everytime I click the icon (flag with a star) at the top right corner to get into the saved pages it always says " internet has stopped" . It's not my internet connection, I guess because i have a ...
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How to create edify_def file for Samsung Note 3 [on hold]

I noticed Samsung Note 3 is not supported by Android Kitchen. So I read the procedures posted by Cosmic Hero about DSIXDA to learn how to build a modified ROM for this platform. I did not fine a ...
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Not registred in network

First of all, I am not random wannabe phone modder who does use Youtube tutorials for doing stuff. My problem today is my friend's Sony Xperia Tipo (single sim) can't get into network. I'm gonna ...
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Android 4.4 Kit-Kat, wired headset button as camera shutter

I am using Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 with vanilla Android 4.4.4 OS. I have a single-button wired headset and I want that its button works as a camera shutter. By default when this headset is plugged in: ...
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How to install custom recovery on Micromax Canvas Nitro A310?

I am unable to flash anything from recovery mode on my rooted (kinguser) android 4.4.2 (micromax canvas nitro A310). Red triangle with exclaimation mark & unable to do anything, even not able to ...
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How can I switch the sdcard with the extsdcard

Hi um I wanted to change a file in my systems phone so it could use my extsdcard could someone tell me which 1 should I change ## Vold 2.0 Generic fstab ## - San Mehat (san@android.com) ## ...
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How an app can detect my device's uniqueness?

If I install an app, uninstall it, finally install it again at a later time, how the app can detect if it was installed on this device earlier? What are the device unique id's that it can detect? ...
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How much does the build number of an Android OS matter?

I have seen several builds on OS 4.3 and 4.4-- what are the key differences? I tried finding documentation on the exact changes, but couldn't find any. I set up two new Nexus 7 tablets (2013) and ...
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How to delete Home and Work address from My Places?

I was messing around on my phone and found "My Places" in the settings (Settings> Location> My Places). I set up a home and a work location thinking that I would be able to delete it afterwards. ...
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Remove word from autocorrect - Six Android versions and three phones later

Okay, so I've seen this question asked before, but literally none of the solutions has ever worked for me, and I've now gone through three phones and six iterations of Android, multiply versions of ...
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Android stock email app won't show “SENT” email on Samsung Note 10.1

e mails are it not saved in the Sent folder. Curiously, A few have been saved but then it quit now not saving any. Really need solution to this problem. Can anyone help?
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how to move synced videos from Dailymotion app to PC

The videos I downloaded from Dailymotion app work fine through it, but how can I move and play them on PC? I know where the files are but they don;t play after changing the extension. Stored at ...
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i want to install kitkat or ICS on micromax A26 [duplicate]

How do i install Kitkat or ICS version on my micromax. there is no official release from micromax i tried using cyanogenexus from youtube it throws an error of status 0 installation aborted. someone ...
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How to differentiate between a full signal icon and an empty signal icon on my Andriod Device?

My question is not a duplicate of this post as in that the OP is asking for the difference between the network icons for a rooted device whereas mine is for mobile signal icons in an un-rooted ...
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Complete signal lost

I flashed my Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S53660 to its stock ROM but I lost signal completely. I have tried to manually search for networks but it won't show any. My phone was unlocked because I am from ...
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Confusion between system/xbin/which and system/xbin in android

Hi I am trying for root check of android device I am using following code to check whether the device is rooted or not but bit confused, public static enum SHELL_CMD { check_su_binary(new String[] { ...
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Thumnails folder ate space

I had two 1.5 gb files under DCIM/.thumbnails then i read somewhere to delete the .thumbnails folder and create a file with the name .thumbnails though the two files are gone now but I could never ...
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Device driver for ZTE Score?

I am trying to mount the F.S. of my phone, both internal disk and SD card attached to it. I contacted ZTE and they tell me that the device needs no driver, or that it should work without a need of ...
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Upgrade Moto G to 4.4.3 using CWM

How do I upgrade Moto G from Android 4.4.2 to 4.4.3 using ClockworkMod Recovery? I can't seem to find a viable answer anywhere.
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How do I get my Android tablet on my network without getting stuck in a reboot loop?

I recently acquired an Android tablet PC (this thing: http://yourfirstsmartphone.com/android-tablet-pc/). I have not altered it at all from the factory fresh settings (in fact in attempt to solve the ...
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Validate a OTA.zip

Can i validate a ota.zip for my phone? I want to check, if a downloaded OTA from somewhere origins to the manufacurer. I thought about signatures.
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Trying to replace a modem but encountering errors

I've been having connectivity problems on my i9505 LTE on every ROM I've tried since August. Searching around reveals that the outdated modem is the source of the troubles, and that by using the ...
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how to adb wait-for-device until the home screen shows up?

I need to unlock my screen using adb, and wait-for-device exits way too early(when the device is booting up), and screen unlock fails. Is there a way to detect that the home screen, so I can fire ...
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remove pre installed default menu

hello I have a "prestigio multipad 4 quantum 10.1" and it has pre-installed a default auto loaded menu, and when it boots it give me only one application choice and settings menu. It has 4.2 android ...
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Samsung S3 - Device Memory Damaged

I have a Samsung S3 GT-i9300 which has an error on booting up. It goes through the Samsung splash screen then displays the following: Device Memory Damaged The data partition has been ...
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Why is my Stock Widget not displaying anything/displays problem loading widget

Mine is a Stock Android 4.1.2 Samsung device.In this i have installed the Google Now Launcher. I am trying to view Clock widget(Stock widget which displays the date,time) but it's not displaying ...
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LG L9 P769 screen inverted PLEASE HELP

I used fastboot and then installed a stock ROM (D20H) on a LG L9 P769 , but when the phone installed the ROM and rebooted EVERYTHING was mirrored on the screen from right to left. Is this a kernel ...
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Samsung galaxy trend FM radio sound not going to earphones

my mom has Samsung galaxy trend android phone and she is having problems with earphones. She wants to listen to FM radio but the sound is not going to the earphones but plays through speakers. Are ...
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LG Mobile Support Tool won't restore system

I have LG Optimus L9 P760, that has a little internal space, and I wanted to install an app called External 2 Internal to see what happens. It moves all external storage files in internal storage, and ...
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google play store crashes

Seems like impossible to fix: I have a ZTE Max which I've rooted. I downloaded a ROM but didn't quite install it: just ran to recovery and hit factory reset, thinking it will just ask me for update ...
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Samsung S4 Active turning itself off

I hope this is the right place to ask this question. I'm using a Samsung S4 Active with stock Samsung-branded Android. Since I updated the OS from 4.2.2 to 4.4.2 my phone is sometimes turning itself ...
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Captive portal on Android is this Feasible? [duplicate]

Is it possible/feasible to make an app which works like a Captive portal? So that user can make a Wifi hotspot and any other user connecting to it will be redirected to a Login page. what i have ...
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I can't unlock bootloader of my moto g xt1033 android 4.4.4

Guys I've been stuck at this step for a while. My device as Motorola says is unlockable and I also have the unlock code but still it says in the command window that error occurred. I've installed ...
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Android Wifi with same name

I want to know if i add wifi network with say ssid="test" can i anyway add same ssid="test" with different configurations like ip and gateways? EDIT : Suppose wifi has been configured with below ...
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Do all Android devices have USB OTG support?

I am using celkon A98. The specification of my device says it does not have USB OTG support .. I tried OTG troubleshooter app... it says USB host is supported ... Do I have USB host functionality ...
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Does Android keep activity logs or save keystrokes?

I want to know whether Android phones records activity logs of what I have done in a whole day. I've already checked that there is no Carrier IQ. Is this true that after switching off the phone all ...
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How can I get JOdin3 to root my i897?

I am running the downloaded version of JOdin3 on my Ubuntu 14.04 system. I tried running it in my browser, but it would not detect my device, nor would it do so in the new window. I downloaded it, ...
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Does turning WiFi on and off use more power than it being constantly on for a set amount of time?

So, often battery saving apps switch off WiFi when not connected to "save battery" (obviously). However, my question is this: if I was only out of the house for a couple of minutes, out of range of ...
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Is there Any Way to Make Android Stay on the Same Page on the Application Drawer after Pressing the Home Button?

Often, I press the home button to end an unresponsive app, with intentions of starting the app back up. However, when I open back up the application drawer, it is always on the first page, and not the ...
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Programmatically, how does “rooting” a device enable access? [duplicate]

From a layman point of view, one would say, "Oh, I'm unrooted so I am blocked and access is not allowed." I want the programmatic point of view; telling me how an unrooted device doesn't have access ...
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“USB Debugging” mode not visible, Samsung Galaxy Note II

resolved (see below) The only options I see are "Media device (MTP)" and "Camera (PTP)", I can browse the phone files and download images from the camera directory, so the USB plug and cable are ...
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Increase RAM through SD Card

In windows we can make SD card as RAM, is something similar possible in android (with and without root)
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Write Error during flashing stock ROM through SP Flash Tool

I am trying to install the stock ROM of my xolo a500s ips by using the Smart Phone Flash Tool. i downloaded the stock ROM of my device from this link ...
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How to install regional font in Moto G?

How to install a regional font for India on the Moto G? I have tried this but its required rooted device; is there any way to do it without root?
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Modifying a Stock ROM

I'm an Android newbie who has a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7" Wifi (SM-T210) and would like to retrieve its stock ROM, modify certain files and add some applications to the system partition, and then flash ...