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 can I permanently disable (not uninstall) a stock app?

I want to disable some of the stock apps that I don't use (e.g. Drive, Keep). These are stock Android/Google apps, not third-party apps. When I attempt to disable them: I get a warning that ...
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Samsung Galaxy Nexus Reboots

I own a Samsung Galaxy Nexus and it just reboots every time after showing lots of crash messages.i tried to do a factory reset (volume button Combinations) using the boot mode, i was getting NO ...
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Why does stock android include a shutdown option, but no restart option?

I've always been baffled by this decision. Does anyone know why this is the case? Most OEMs will add a restart option when you press and hold the screen lock button, but stock never includes one.
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What exactly gets deleted when removing Google account

When I try to remove my Google account I get the message that messages, contacts and other data from the phone will be deleted. What does messages include? Mail messages, SMS, Whatsapp,...? And what ...
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AOSP ROMs Video Playback Capability

I have one problem with AOSP roms and I consider this as the biggest one. I have a Galaxy S3 I9300 running Stock 4.3 deodexed, zipaligned etc. Now with this ROM I am able to play almost all types of ...
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How to root my android device without losing data? [duplicate]

I want to root my android device but I have a lot of personal data stored in it. It also doesn't have a micro sd card slot. So I was wondering if there is any way to root my device without losing any ...
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Add shortcuts to home button long press menu

Is there a way to add app launchers to the stock android's home button long press menu? I know you're able to do this in CM, but there must be some Xposed module, right?
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Multi window supported Android devices (without root)

Currently I use Samsung S3 mini with Android 4.1.2. I'm planning to buy an S4 mini or other equivalent small screen phone (HTC One Mini, Xperia Z1 compact). But I need to use multi-window feature. ...
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Huawei Ascend P1 U9200: upgrading (International to Chinese)

I own a Huawei Ascend P1 smartphone (U9200, unlocked, international version, still original Android 4.0.3 factory build B003). During about a year that I have the phone, it started being much slower ...
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Will updating to Android 5.0 cause my phone to lose all its application data ? If so, how can I prevent this?

I own a Nexus 5, and I wish to update the device firmware from Android 4.4.4 to Android 5.0. When I do this, will it wipe all my phone data (i.e. essentially perform a factory reset) ? I know that my ...
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Huawei Ascend P1 U9200: rooting

I own a Huawei Ascend P1 smartphone (U9200, unlocked, international version, still original Android 4.0.3 factory build B003). During about a year that I have the phone, it started being much slower ...
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What's the most common name/brand for my EM73_SIS_ALL android tablet?

Some time ago (around 2 years) I was offered an Android tablet from a friend that went to China. It's an intersting equipment, but it moves slow and the power management is very innefective. I was ...
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Flashing stock rom through cwm

Can I flash a stock rom through cwm? I have a rooted Galaxy Mega, with cwm installed and want to upgrade to the new kit kat samsung firmware. Thanks.
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Rooted Nexus 7 v2: Using Tor and Adblock Plus

I'm having success using both Tor and Adblock Plus, although independently. I'm trying to figure out how to get both to work on the device at the same time. When successfully using Tor, I get ads ...
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Is it effectively possible to get rid of the yellow triangle in download mode on an S3 with 4.3?

I am trying to get rid of the yellow triangle visible just prior to download mode (Volume-Down + Home + Power). There is no shortage of tutorials about how do this, but after having tried all the ...
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Can't boot, can't view recovery options, winok w77, no support from manufacturer

I have a friend staying over and he has an android tablet: winok model w77 The tablet is stuck on a boot loop and I am trying to get it working again however nothing I have done so far has been of ...
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Don't ask before terminating mobile data connection

My Samsung mobile phone (Android 4.x, released this year) keeps asking me every time if I really want to terminate my mobile data connection. No checkbox to remember the setting. That's annoying: More ...
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Multitasking solutions to (not-rooted) Android OS and Apps out there?

For here i mean multitasking visually, which means the ability to see more than one Apps at a time. Other than Samsung's Multi Window, Popup Play (or by the Stick It! app), Pen Window, or the LG's ...
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After rebooting phone, app shortcuts from sd go missing

I own a Samsung Galaxy S Advance (i9070) with stock android 4.1.2 There is not a lot of internal storage, so I tend to move all possible apps from phone to SD card. However, when I reboot the phone, ...
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Flashing Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with Android on Linux

Is there a way to flash my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with stock rom(Android KitKat 4.4.2) in Linux(any distribution)? EDIT: I can't figure out how to flash this firmware with Heimdall. All I can find is ...
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Installation of Jellybean or Kitkat on Micromax A89?

I have Micromax A89 mobile with ICS 4.0.4 OS AND MTK 6577 processor. I would like to install Jellybean 4.2.2 OS on my MMX A89 device. Is it possible? Even I would like to install Kitkat 4.4 too if ...
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What could be the source of error for this kind of android wireless (wifi) disconnection?

Recently there was wifi connection problem for my LG G2 (Android 4.4.2). It has internet connection and was able to connect to AP but sometimes it faces connection drop, no wifi connected although the ...
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How to recover deleted photos on Nexus 4?

I accidentally deleted photos on my Nexus 4. There was no auto backup. I searched and found some software to recover photos, but none of them seem to work. Is there a way to get them back?
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stream screen to pc

My phone screen is broken and i can't access my data etc. on it anymore since touch and screen don't work. I'm wondering if it's possible to plug it onto an pc and stream the screen to my pc (without ...
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How to export bookmark list from stock android(ICS) browser to pc

I have been using the stock browser which came with the phone for awhile and it has been really useful. Currently I have a large number of articles I have bookmarked that I would somehow like to get ...
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Update heavly customized but stock rom Nexus 5 keeping data?

I have a Google Nexus 5 with Stock Rom 4.4.2 and: Unlocked boot-loader Custom recovery (TWRP) Custom kernel (franco) Root X-posed framework What is the best method to upgrade to the upcoming ...
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Move to SD card not enabled in Sony Xperia M

HI i have a sony xperia M Mobile. I'm trying to move downloaded apps to SD card. For that first i installed android sdk in my pc and connected my Device in USB debugging mode. Later i started adb and ...
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YouTube no longer available for old Android 2.2 devices?

I unrooted my HTC Desire today and restored the stock ROM image, recovery image, etc. It's running Android 2.2.2 now. I noticed that the YouTube app is broken. I can run it, but it complains about not ...
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Export bookmarks from Android 4.1.2 Stock Browser for use in PC Browser

How can I export bookmarks from my Android 4.1.2 Stock Browser, for use in Chrome and Firefox on my PC? I've checked the stock browser thoroughly, but could not find anything like the Export feature ...
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dexopt produces a segmentation fault preventing boot-up

I built an application for Android (non-rooted) and tried to install it on my 'phone (Sony Xperia E), but when my 'phone tries to run dexopt on it, dexopt segfaults. To make matters worse, I ...
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randomly trying to call will not ring once, beep and hang up

I've been experiencing this problem quite randomly. I've asked some friends around who have Android phones as well and this happens to them as well, so my first thought was that this is an issue with ...
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Why does Google have am 18-months-policy on allowing devices to get updates?

Why does Google have this 18-months-policy for Android devices, such that if the the device is older than 18 months, it will not get any further updates? For example, the Galaxy Nexus didn't get ...
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How is Edge So Fast?

I have the BLU STUDIO 5.5 on T-Mobile, however its not a T-Mobile device. I only get Edge. It's pretty slow for video watching. However, it loads sites in less than 2 seconds. Sometimes less than 1. ...
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Will I get Offcial updates after rooting my Xperia SP?

I have Sony Xperia SP, I am planning to root my device. Will I get offcial updates ( Like Kitkat update in future ) after rooting?
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Backup and restore without custom recovery?

Can I backup and restore without a custom recovery if I have a nandroid backup? How can I do this?
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Are there any current, major phones based on Android 4.4 that don't have Google Chrome pre-installed as a browser?

I'm asking since Android 4.4 doesn't include a browser and it needs to be licensed separately by the handset manufacturer.
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How to identify camera app?

Is there a way to identify the stock camera app on an android device? Browsing the installed packages using Titanium Backup didn't show any package with "camera" in its name. With the app identified, ...
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How to install Stock Android on Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 s7270 [duplicate]

I was wondering if it is possible to install the official stock android operating system from google without the customization of the manufacturer like Touch Wiz on Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 s7270, is ...
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Why are Android OSes “unrooted” by default? [duplicate]

My question is, why must every device/OS be "locked down" and require get arounds to gain full access? Why must they have to be 'rooted', and why are they 'unrooted' by default? On Windows I can gain ...
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How do I know I'm entering my password in the real decryption prompt?

I have a Nexus 4 phone with full-device encryption. As I took it out of my pocket, it was displaying the "Type password to decrypt storage" screen. Presumably it had crashed in some way and rebooted, ...
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How to share contact via sms on Android 4.4.2?

I'm using Moto G with stock android running 4.4.2. I would like to share contact detail via SMS. I don't want to use 3rd party app for this basic functionality. Was this functionality available with ...
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I've lost SuperSu

I have a rooted nexus-5 but the only problem is I don't have the SuperSu application on my device. I have tried to re-flash the zip but that doesn't do anything. Its in my application list in the ...
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Wrong aspect ratio of contact images in AOSP dialer app

My phone has Jelly Bean version 4.2.2. The issue is that the AOSP dialer in the phone stretches the contact images vertically on the incoming/outgoing/on-call screen, like so: Even the custom set ...
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Play Store keep crashing while updating apps on Nexus 5

Ok so, I have a Nexus 5, stock, updated to last Android version. When I update apps, some of them, while downloading the update, make the Google Play Store crash to home. I start again the play store ...
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how to run binary on non-rooted android phone?

I have cross-compiled a binary on Linux using the arm toochain. I uploaded the binary to a non-rooted andnroid phone. What do I need to do in order to run this binary on the non-rooted phone ? EDIT: ...
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Google+ data connection issue on Samsung S4

I'm having a strange problem with my Samsung S4 using the stock, current firmware. The phone is new and straight out of the box. Updates have been allowed to proceed and now report current. Google+ ...
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Impossibly difficult to track down original rom I8262BUUBAMG1

I have had no luck in trying to find a site that hosts the ROM for my galaxy core. Is there someplace that I am missing? I8262BUUBAMG1 I love the modded rom that Omkar$ mas made but the latest ...
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Flashing Stock ROM for Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505

Device: Samsung Galaxy S4 (I9505) Android: CyanogenMod 10 I am having problems trying to flash stock ROM on Samsung Galaxy S4 (I9505). I have tried a couple of the stock ROMs from sammobile, but ...
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Android JellyBean stock keyboard capitalizes first letter of word before question mark

On my Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 running Android JellyBean 4.1.2, when I add a question mark after a word, the first letter of that word gets capitalized. Do you know why this happens and how it can be ...
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List of default applications for a given android version

Is there a list for the stock applications (those who are installed by default with android), and libraries? for example: Atci_service, calendar, com.mediatek are they default applications? Or where ...