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Is there a list of android system status bar icons?

I'm not sure what some of the status bar icons mean on my Android Nexus 5 device (I'm referring to the icons in top right of screen, adjacent to the time). I've googled frequently but I keep getting ...
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What's the meaning of signal strength colors in battery usage screens?

The battery usage screen has an indicator for "Signal strength" that, instead of being blue/black like WiFi, has many colors: green, gray, yellow. What's their meaning?
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system app not working

I have a widget to turn data connection on and off. Since I upgraded my Nexus 4 to Lollipop, I get the message "widgetsoid needs to be installed as a system app" So I rooted the phone, moved the apk ...
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Flashed system partition differs subtly from system.img

When I flash my Nexus 7 2013 with a rebuilt aosp system.img using fastboot, the data in the partition (as read back by dd) is very slightly different from the system.img data used to flash it. A block ...
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Why does bad Busybox installation in /system/xbin/ cause problems?

I've got familiar with Android not long ago. Having almost no experience, I carelessly installed Busybox, and after that the system started resetting itself after each power-off. It also didn't allow ...
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adb over ssh tunnel

is there a way that I can tunnel adb or a ssh shell over the mobile network to my server were I could preform commands on the phone i.e phone is sitting at work and I log in to server at home to ...
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Update last checked ^ 1

When I navigate to settings -> about tablet -> system updates, it tells me updates were last checked "^ 1" instead of giving a date and time like I expected. Clicking on check now does apparently ...
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My platform.xml is not working and storage and internet wifi etc are not accessable anymore

I was trying to modify my platform.xml to give access for writting to External SD Card.and I got into an another problem mistakenly I deleted the platform.xml file and now when I restarted my phone so ...
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I accidentally deleted my android phones system app

Anyone can help me on how to restore system apps like HOME.apk, i accidentally deleted it so the phone is stuck on boot, cant go to its home, my phone is a goophone4s thanks ...
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Installing a font in android [duplicate]

I have a TTF font file which I can double click in windows and click install and that font gets installed. But in case of Android Putting TTF in /system/fonts alone doesn't help Using font changers ...
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Media Storage: what is it, and why is it using all my data?

I am only 5 days into my Billing cycle, and noticed that already like 1/3rd of my data has been used (thanks to My Data Manager)... So I looked to see what has used all this data, and it says it is ...
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Permissions for /system/etc

I was trying to enable writing titanium backups to the SDCard by editing the file: /system/etc/permissions/platform.xml However I was not paying attention and now everytime I boot up I get spammed ...
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Accidently Android Window Files Deleted From Me On My Motorola Photon 4g [closed]

Accidentally I have deleted Android system applications, all files from Root Browser. Now my mobile can't go to home-screen, now my mobile won't go on next stage. Even the phone is stuck (stop) on ...
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Duplicate Provider Authority problem downloading Facebook [duplicate]

I can't download Facebook from Google Play. After it finished downloading, and started installing, a pop-up message showed Duplicate Provider Authority. How do I fix this?
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How to turn off or disable text font anti aliasing or smoothing globally or just for one app?

How do I turn off font smoothing globally or just for one app like firefox? Can it be done with a mod like cyanogenmod or xposed framework?
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What is “Android Night Mode”, what triggers it, and what are the consequences?

I've just been reading in the tasker UserGuide on variables: Night Mode %NIGHT The current Android Night Mode. One of on, off or auto. If auto, Android will decide whether it should be in ...
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Google account login error [duplicate]

my google account and password is correct but it keeps saying you entered the wrong password or your account has changed. it still has me logged in on the email but this error sign will not go away.
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Why are apk files are kept in system folder?

Isn't an apk files just an archive which is unpacked when you install a package? So, why should it be kept then?
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Does the Android OS provide any overheating protection?

Apple iOS devices display the following warning and suspend operation should they overheat: Temperature [iDevice] needs to cool down before you can use it. Does the Android OS contain ...
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Android /d folder

On all of my devices there's a folder called /d on two of my devices it's full of folders, on the other it's empty. What is the /d folder? What is it for? And why is it empty on one device?
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How can I make the system folder writable without rooting?

My device is Sprint Samsung Galaxy S III Model number: SPH-L710 I want to do this, because I want to stop the camera shutter sound. And I don't want to root my device.
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Samsung Galaxy S3 doesn't respond to some secret codes

Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300 doesn't respond to all secret codes in here . Specially it can restart with non of the codes in the list. Do I have a fake Galaxy S3 ?
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Android system folder permission lockout

I have apparently messed up the permissions to the /system/ folder in android (a galaxy s3 sgh-i747, which is rooted). I think I locked myself out of being able to execute anything in that folder, ...
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Disable USB charging

For some reasons not related to the battery life, I need to disable the battery charging when a USB host is connected to my phone (a rooted Nexus 4). Taking a look around on the internet (link1, ...
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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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Android installation age [duplicate]

Is there a way to discover when my Android OS was installed? In other word: what is the age of the SO running in my phone (since the last FW upgrade)? I have root access and I prefer not installing ...
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Possible Soft-Brick Fix for my Galaxy S4

So, prior to my stupidity, I made a system.img dump via dd However, after my stupidity (tried flashing some lib files....), I am now stuck with only stock recovery mode, or download mode. How can I ...
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Details on Android OS massive data usage

Yesterday Android OS on my Nexus 5 transferred 44,7 GB (!) data over both WiFi (42,2 GB) and mobile data (2,5 GB). I have no idea why the data transfer started, and I have no idea why it stopped after ...
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What are the differences between a system app and user app?

As I've played around with different ROMs and used Titanium Backup, I see that apps are categorized into system and user apps. Several ROM developers state that Titanium Backup should only be used ...
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Is Android a 32-bit or 64-bit OS?

The title is pretty much self-explanatory: is Android a 32- or 64- bit OS? I assume that it is one or another and not both, as that would force both 32- and 64-bit binaries to be hosted on Google ...
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How can I make an Android device go from off to on at a chosen point?

I have a rooted Pantech Element and I want to make it turn on when it is charging (or at some other predetermined event, possibly). I have seen advice that says to edit a file called 'playlpm', but ...
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remount failing for rooted device

I have a rooted motorola device, which I am trying to remount for an internal apk installation. Vaibhav-mac00:~ vaibhav$ adb remount System folder is write protected. To disable use: fastboot oem ...
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Duration of System Update - Nexus 4 (after download) - 4.4.2 to 4.4.3?

How long is it supposed to take to install the system update, I think from 4.4.2 to 4.4.3, on a Nexus 4? I downloaded the 70 MB and after the phone restarted, it attempted to install the system ...
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Problem with System UI stopping

I have an Android tablet with Jelly Bean 4.2.2 installed. I downloaded an app onto it yesterday and then started seeing the dreaded "Unfortunately, system UI has stopped" error message pop up when ...
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Does Android indeed need defragment?

I have recently format(not just wiping) userdata partition on Note 2 N7100 and Tab 7.7 P6800. I also restore /data using nandroid and restore internal sdcard by manually copying files. I notice that ...
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Replacing the system partition without touching the kernel?

So I have an android phone that I'd like to put a clean rom onto, but it looks like there aren't any good kernels ported to it yet. I've done some reading into the android architecture, and come to ...
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Restore deleted system

I have formatted the system using twrp now I can't flash the stock rom on my galaxy s3 sprint. I am getting the file_getprop: failed to stat "system/build.prop" status 7 every time I try to flash the ...
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i have galaxy s anycall android version is gingerbread.i want to update it in jellybean.how? please help me [duplicate]

i have galaxy s anycall . model number is SHW-M110S.its android version is gingerbread .i want to update it in jelly bean.how?
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How to swap UI of a custom rom with other rom?

I have a custom rom which has Xperia like UI. It's very fast uses very less Ram. The other rom has Kitkat/Jellybean like UI but it has low performance as compared to Xperia UI like rom. I was ...
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Install adb enabled setting from zip

Is it possible to make a zip file, similar to the one that installs GApps, that stores ADB debug mode as a system setting? Maybe somehow modify a system bootup script to change the ADB debug mode ...
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what app/script is responsible for video media?

When podcast videos or youtube videos or flash videos play, what app is behind that? I'd like to be able to use that script/app to as a trigger for tasker to do something whenever ANY video is ...
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System App Permissions

I have an application that needs root permissions to run. No biggie, all of my personal devices are rooted, so I am very comfortable with the process. The problem is that this application is to be ...
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What Android parts do these terms describe?

Android users frequently use a lot of words with unclear meanings. In particular, they use these words a lot: Framework / framework-res.apk: What purpose does this structure serve? Flashing: What ...
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Where is the Home folder?

On my linux system I have a directory in /home where all my personal files and local program configurations are stored. Where does Android store that type of file?
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What is SNS App?

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy I551 with Android 2.2 FroYo. Sorry for my ignorance, but I have not idea what is that app (which came installed and without rooting can't be removed). And it is using 15MB ...
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What is the system APK that handles the calls in ICS?

I'm trying to figure out what system apk handles the calls in Android ICS? I've found that Messaging is the one for SMS, but what is for phone calls? The reason I'm asking is because I'm adding them ...
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“can't read /etc/fstab: No such file or directory” when mounting system?

I am running CyanogenMod 7.2, and when I type mount system in Terminal Emulator, it gives me mount: can't read '/etc/fstab': No such file or directory What's wrong? It obviously can mount the ...
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Does Flashing Stock ROM in Odin Clear out the System Partition First?

Does Flashing Stock Samsung ROM in Odin Clear out the System Partition First? Options Used: No repartition, ROM put inside PDA slot I'm wondering because I suspect there may have been some malware ...
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System Indicator icon, what does it mean?

What does it mean when the system indicator icon (red triangle with a white exclamation point in the center) shows up next to the phone number I sent a text to?
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Why does the system not recognize my fonts?

My phone is a rooted Nexus S running the custom ROM Replicant. I copied twelve font files comprising three fonts (Arimo, Cousine, and Tinos) from my computer to the SD card, used a root file manager ...