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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 ...
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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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How often does Android have to decompress an app's APK and OBB files?

According to one of great answers to this question, Android has to decompress each application's APK and OBB files before the app can be run. Is this decompression performed each and every time an ...
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Clearing System Storage & Ram

Is there any other way to clear System Storage and Ram on my phone? I have a Samsung Galaxy Pocket. I can clear some Ram thru Task Manager, and all apps (that will allow it) have been moved to the sd ...
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my Samsung phone says it doesn't have a rooting system, in laymens terms, how do I fix it

I installed a memory booster/ security device on my Samsung recently. I have always wondered if I actually need all this hardware and apps in my phone. Now it tells me I can uninstall some apps , when ...
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update.zip just for fixing file permissions, possible?

I soft bricked my colorfly g808 by following this guide (Japanese) http://bl.oov.ch/2012/12/android-421-mvno-sim.html I didnt do it using adb shell but using a terminal emulator in the phone itself, ...
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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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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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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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Music playback stops randomly

I have bought the Xperia ZQ (Xperia ZL's alias in Brazil) C6503. I am experiencing a very annoying problem: from time to time the audio playback in any audio app just stops. If I hit play again it ...
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How To Disable htcCheckinService?

This process causes CPU spikes and sometimes incredibly slows down whole system. I need to know how to disable it. Tried with Quick System Info PRO but it won't allow me to end process or close it. ...
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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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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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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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Auto boot when charger connected (for HTC Magic)

I want to let Android OS to boot automatically when the charger connected (for HTC Magic) without pressing power button I found this guide: Complete boot when charging If your phone only gets one ...
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Changing some system file values in Android failing

I am trying to change some sys values but I don't seem to be having much success. In my case I am trying to change values of files in the folder ...
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I accidentally moved system files from my phone

guys i accidentally moved the whole system using root explorer to internal mermory then i try to reboot it but it stuck on loading screen my phone is lg F120s. how to get it back? please help
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My HTC One froze on the htc screen when rebooting after installing the lollipop update.

I don't know if the update fully installed. How do I get the phone to restart? It is completely frozen. I don't want to lose my photos and messages that haven't been backed up yet. Biggest concern ...
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Reboot does not run at all

I followed this piece of command copied from this site http://forum.cyanogenmod.org/topic/82875-installing-cacert-certificates-on-android-as-system-credentials-without-lockscreen/ importing the ...
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Updating the system app “messages” on 4.2.2

On Aptoide there was an update for the system SMS app Messages. I updated,and it continually crashed so I uninstalled the updates and reverted to factory. It is now at the bottom of the Settings / ...
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Minimum set of apk in /system for S2 boot and a minimum launcher

So, basically, I have root access on my S2. The phone is GT-I9100, with Android 4.1.2 Build Version: JZO54K.I9100XWLSD I can remount the system partition rw, what I want to know is: If I do a backup ...
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How to enable USB diagnostic port in an android phone?

Currently we are developing a LTE software which need the information from the Phone using QXDM tool.As of now,Most of the USB dongles and mobiles which i bought are having ROM with USB diagnostic ...
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Error: “read only file system” on rmdir

I have problems with my Google Play so I tried to solve them from this blog, You gonna need Android Terminal Simulator or equivalent terminal app. This will also require your Android rooted. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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How do I keep my /system mounted as read+write all the time?

I'm running ChainFire3D and for some reason, the per-app setting doesn't seem to work at all. But when I set the default setting itself, it works. I saw that one of ChainFire 3D's requirement is for ...