The version of Android originally on the device as supplied by the manufacturer or phone network, including any customizations, alternative interfaces and updates.

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How to add a text message server to contacts

I work in a rather large company, and I'm a emergency first responder (basically: provide life-saving first-aid, fight small fires and ensure buildings are properly evacuated when necessary). The ...
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How to make system updates to be downloaded ONLY over WIFI

I just started using a Nexus 4 device. I love that I get notified when a system update is available. System update available notification (click to enlarge) What I don't get is why I'm not given ...
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Installing application on Android phone

How can I Reinstall an app WITHOUT old data. Because when I am downloading it its showing welcome back. Is it possible to download an app many times on same device with new data?
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Why can't I hit the app install button when a blue screen filter is running?

I began using Twilight recently. Then when I tried to install an app, the install button won't click until the filter is turned off. I'm curious why this is so. Before experiencing this I wouldn't ...
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Lenovo A6000 Plus boots into recovery mode after downloading system updates

Today I downloaded updates for my Lenovo A6000 Plus. It asked for rebooting so I hit OK. But when it reboots, it says like: Android System Recovery <3e>. The options it shows are: reboot ...
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Android 6.0 drains my Nexus 5 battery within an hour

So. This morning I received the OTA update for Android 6.0 on my Nexus 5. Previously had no problems with battery usage, but after installing the update my battery is drained within an hour, without ...
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If a specific app doesn't require full network access permission means it's completely privacy safe?

If they can't access internet, they can't steal my data in the back which is safe right? I wanna try this file encryption app from play store. Before i proceed, i wanna make sure that the app itself ...
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Why are there multiple versions of “Phone” installed under all apps in Android Lollipop?

Why are there multiple versions of "Phone" installed under ALL apps on my Android Lollipop 5.1.1 phone? Menu = Settings → Apps → ALL There are three versions of "Phone": Phone - ...
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Mount an ext4 formatted sdcard on a stock Lolipop 5.1 rom (rooted)

I currently have a Sony Z1 Compact. Unfortunately, it has an unlockable bootloader. I typically install Cyanogen on my android devices, but in this case, I don't have that option (without messing ...
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Android disconnects from Wi-Fi if I don't login to hot-spot. But there is no login needed

Today I connected to a Wi-Fi network with two options: Free access to intranet. No login required. Paid access to full internet access. Login and payment required. I just wanted to use the free ...
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Cant install apps

I have free memory of about 24 mb left . When i install apps as small as 1 MB it says insufficient memory. I tried many times but the problem persists. I have rooted my mobile too.
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hTC One M7 Stock ROM Installation

My hTC One M7 phone is S-OFF, has the latest firmware 7.19.401.2, and has nicely installed "ViperOne+9.0.0-fix", the Recovery is TWRP 2.8.6.0. Everything works very well, except that the proximity ...
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Is it possible to install android wear apps on android smartphone?

I'm an Android developer and recently I've started to develop apps to Android Wear. The problem is that I don't have an Android watch and the emulator is too slow. Does someone knows if there is a ...
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Math symbols in android

How to input math symbols in android?i need to input calculus and trignometric notations in android.can any one help me?
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Install Custom ROM in Samsung galaxy y CDMA SCH-i509 [duplicate]

Can I install custom ROM in Samsung galaxy y CDMA SCH-i509. I had already rooted the phone. Please give in details...
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Missing menu 'About>Software Updates' on Stock HTC One M8 Android 5.0.1

In the 'Settings > About' there is no 'Software Updates' on my phone. I'm also expecting to receive Android 5.1 OTA update, and nothing comes. Why is there no 'Software Updates' menu on my phone ...
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Stock Nexus 7 2013 stuck at “Google” when booting

stock Nexus 7 2013 4G stuck at "Google" when booting. I can go to bootloader using Power + Vol Down but failed when going to recovery. it goes to "Google" again instead of Android icon. I also tried ...
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Root lost After Reboot

I tried to root my phone and it worked only with Kingo Root and after I reboot my phone, I do not have root-access. I have tried several times, please answer me. I really need to root my phone. It's ...
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Native Support for Settings Profiles

Does anyone know if stock Android natively supports settings profiles, or if there is any plan to do so? To be clear, I am not talking about the user profiles feature that was introduced in Lollipop, ...
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How to remove the Google Now search bar from Nexus 5

My Nexus 5 has a useless and space-wasting Google Now search bar: QUESTION: How can I remove the Google bar? My rooted Nexus 5 runs stock Android 5.1.1, and I would rather get rid of Google Now if ...
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Android pm command throwing transactiontoolargeexception

I am using rooted android phone and have installed AIDE for android. I am doing tutorial lessons in the app. When I click run app in any tutorials, it says "Starting… " and after few seconds "App not ...
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Wireless printing from Android phone

I have a samsung galaxy prevail through boost mobile what kind of printer do I need and how do I print from my smartphone wirelessly?
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Skip an OTA update straight to next version, on Galaxy S4

My not rooted Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 has received notification of an OTA update. By the size I know it's for Android 4.4.2 KitKat. I know the phone provider has already released an OTA update for 5.0 ...
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What happened to the pop-up alternatives in Google Android Keyboard?

Up until recently, the stock Google Android Keyboard app had an excellent alternatives pop-up. Long-press a word with an ellipses underneath it and you get a box with many variations. I used it ...
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Language and input made foreced stopped,how to change keyboard on android device?

I have phone named Micro max A091(Android 4.4.2), I had rooted my phone a long ago.There is a problem that when ever I tried to open the language and input in setting, but that makes stopped the whole ...
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What are the hurdles that prevent upgradability?

Terrible title, so I'll elaborate, and if you have a better title go ahead. Currently many people I know are stuck on older and vulnerable versions of Android for one of many reasons. Let's assume ...
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What is the version-main meaning?

While in fastboot I can obtain the version-main variable by fastboot getvar version-main command. Sample input and output below: fastboot getvar version-main version-main: 4.21.69.4 What ...
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Proper nandroid version for HTC One X

My phone's "numbers" are: cid: ORANGB10 version-main: 4.21.69.4 HDBOOT: 1.73.0000 radio: 5.1204.163R2.31 the phone is unlocked Which Nandroid I could use in the case (to return to the stock rom, ...
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S3 Neo I9301I OTG

How to get more power for this otg device on S3 Neo GT-I9301I ??? OTG device: https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQnmr_5Nm0oteP3EPL9raHVzlnC1OiOQtrnexklieN_UiBGz8VX7A
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How to return to stock rom on huawei y300 [duplicate]

lately i've decided to unlock bootloader and try some custom rom on huawei y300, and I have tried a lot of roms but none of them was fully functional, on some rom messenger haven't work, some drained ...
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Application shortcuts

I moved all my game app shortcuts to a folder to clean up my homepage. However, the original shortcuts are still there. I've long pressed them and dragged them to "remove" but they're still there. ...
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How to backup / partition before rooting?

I would like to root my Nexus 5 but I am worried it will cause a bootloop or some other sort of problem and therefore I would like to back up all my phones data including / before hand. Is this ...
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Install update in recoverymode delte phone?

I installed CyanogenMod 11 about a half a year ago on my phone (Sony Xperia Z aka. yuga) and now I want to update to CM12 manually. I know how to do that but my question is: does the Recoverymode ...
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Micromax canvas doodle 3 KitKat Stock Rom [duplicate]

I am in need of KitKat stock rom for Micromax Canvas Doodle 3(a102).Can anyone help me out?
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Remove notification count when swiped away in notification drawer

I have a Galaxy S5 running 4.4.2 rooted. When I swipe away a notification from my notification drawer, is there a way I can make it also consider the notification as seen/read so that I don't have to ...
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ADB sideload and fastboot uses. What's the difference?

1) If i want to flash a stock rom what should I use adb sideload or fastboot. I have seen on youtube people using both of these. Are both of these similar or different. Sorry if this sounds stupid but ...
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Terminal for android

I'm still learning how to use the terminal. I know the dangers of fiddling with it. But I want to use the terminal emulator app to navigate my phone(messaging, camera, launch applications, etc) from ...
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Note 4 SM-N910c sim network unlock code

I have bought a note 4 international variant from KSA and i dint use that there, when i brought it to india and tried to insert a sim there it was the sim network unlock code. Anybody please help me ...
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My icons in the homescreen are not showing up (galaxy s6 edge)

I have a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and I bought it about 2-3 weeks ago. Its performance has been weakened lately, first snapchat stopped working and every time I open it crashes. And now none of app ...
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Upload video to another device during filming?

Here is the problem I am facing. If filming with a smartphone that doesn't come with a microsd card, you are severely limited by storage, especially if you want it shoot full HD video (on my phone ...
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Lollipop OTA failed on HTC Desire 816 Dual SIM

I rooted my HTC Desire 816 Dual SIM long back to gain SD card modification permissions. Recently, I got Lollipop OTA update and I tried to update but it stopped twice in between and the update file ...
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Not receiving OTA update after restore stock rom from cyanogenmod

I heard Moto G2 was getting a Lollipop 5.1 update so I decided to go back to stock from cyanogenmod. I used a tutorial similar to this one to go back to stock, and I'm now currently on Lollipop 5.0.2 ...
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Is it possible to install lollipop on note 4/ not on carrier [duplicate]

I bought a Note 4 from a tech store in my country but since it's not from a carrier its still 6 months later running 4.4.4 what it came with. How can update it manually if possible
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Rooting lemon aspire a1

How to root lemon aspire a1? I don't found any tutorials in web? Can any one help. Suggest some tutorials or post it here.
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ROMs that can be installed in Safestrap slot-2 or stock (Motorola Razr Maxx)

I have rooted my razr maxx and successfully installed CM12 in slot-1. It works, but is painfully slow. Then I accidentally installed CM10.3 in the stock ROM slot, thus the stock ROM is now gone. ...
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What is flash, kernel and bootloader in android..? [duplicate]

Im new when it comes to rooting stuff.I have read alot about these words but i dnt get a perfect idea about it. So plz if any1 could explain it simple possible way.Thanx in advance.
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Upgrade of HTC software hid Nexus 7 from adb

adb devices shows my device in its listing up until I installed a new version of the HTC Sync Manager (for my HTC One M7). I've also tried reinstalling the device drivers and even adding a new ...
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Will Android kill a Service if I uncheck “Show notification” option on Settings?

I was just wondering: will Android kill a Service (that uses persistent notification to keep itself alive) if I uncheck "Show notifications" on app settings? I am running Lollipop 5.1.
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Android Photos App Clear Data

I've cleared Data on the Photos app and photos are no longer showing. Any Ideas how to fix this?
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Media Files Don't Show Up!

My Android 4.4.2 can't find media files like music, videos and pictures. If I try to open them through apps they are not visible, but they are visible in file manager.