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Missing “Easy Mode” from Samsung Galaxy Core Prime

I bought this phone for my grandparents. The salesman at the store told me that this phone would be great for old people who are new to smart phones. Any idea where to find this "Easy Mode" or "Simple ...
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ADB Interface driver for Sony Xperia M4 Aqua

I have Sony Xperia M4 Aqua. I'm trying to connect it through data cable with my HP laptop having Vista OS. When I connect like this, laptop search for ADB Interface but is not able to find. I tried ...
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Page up and page down in web pages and elsewhere

I can't figure out a usable way of scrolling page by page. I'm using Android 4.1 (stock Android from Google). I have root access if needed. I want this especially in the default browser, but a ...
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Alternate way to pull down Android menu?

It sometimes takes me 4-5 tries to access my Android pull down menu on my 8 inch Galaxy Tab. On the way, I might click something random on the open app and it's very frustrating such a central ...
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Android 6.0 update - System UI not working

I updated my Z5 to Marshmallow 6.0 yesterday. Worst mistake of my life. It locked out my phone and wiped some SD photos (so I couldn't get past the keylock screen - on entering the correct code, it ...
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Swapping functions of Back and Menu hardware buttons on Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung reverses the position of Android's Back and Menu (aka Options) buttons, when compared to almost every other device. How does one swap the functionality of these hardware buttons, specifically ...
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How to quickly understand the Android UI

I have experience with Windows, the MacOS, the iPad and Linux UI's like KDE. I have not used an Android device however so I do not really understand how it works and compares. My general understanding ...
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How can I decrease the text size or button size in notifications area?

How can I decrease the text/button size in the notification area? As you see on this picture, there is a button "Reply" (Svara) and then a button "Mark as read" (Markera som L...). But the buttons are ...
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Support for Multiple Users on same device

Is there such a thing as a "current user" on Android and a way to switch it? I'm interested in getting a Motorola Xoom and would like to share it with my wife when at home. For my Windows laptop we ...
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How to put signal and wifi signals on left leaving battery and notifs on right

Here is what I want my status bar to look like. edited from photo below Here is my status bar now. Im new to this android stuff. All I know is i need to decompile my SystemUI.apk and ...
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Drawer button to toggle enable/disable lock screen

I am looking for a way to enable the addition of a button in the android drawer which acts as a toggle for enabling/disabling the lock screen. I want to use it to toggle lock screen on when I have to ...
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Is there any shortcut to turn on flashlight in Android?

I have tried the most popular applications but no default shortcuts. For instance pressing the button long time could be one. I am using Samsung Galaxy 4 and Android 5.0.1. Is there any shortcut for ...
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Why does Android not include an Add Hardware Wizard? [closed]

If I want to install Windows on, say, a bare-metal Thinkpad X1 Carbon with no OS, then I can buy Windows and install it. Windows includes numerous drivers. If there are any necessary drivers missing, ...
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Ebook reader: open file (and the overall problem with closed source, dumbed-down app ecosystem)

I am a long-time, experienced Linux user, but I am a newbie android user. I am struggling with android: it seems the OS has been dumbed down so much for regular users, that even the simplest ...
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How to log all user interaction on my device?

I would like to know whether on an Android device it is possible to: Log the date and time of every time a password is entered on my Android phone (this security measure would mean that if someone ...
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Android system UI stops with certain language

I have a DOOGEE Turbo mini F1 with android 4.4.4 and the UI stops everytime I reboot the phone showing the message "Unfortunately, System UI has stopped". After closing the message it appears again ...
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how can I customize Andriod interface? [closed]

What are my options to customize the android interface? I have android lollipop. For example, visually, I find having all the apps in one screen confusing. I have like 5 functions that I should ...
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Is there a hands free way to manipulate pandora while driving?

I was wondering if anyone knew of a handsfree way to manipulate pandora while driving. (On Linux, there is an app available known as PianoBar, which is open source and can interact with Pandora ...
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Organizing apps not in folders

This is a bit hard to explain.. I like having my apps categorized at the home screen (games, Google apps etc.) but I don't like how folders do it. Placing apps in folders makes them too small to see ...
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Is Android designed to not rely on com.android.systemui if I disable it?

I have found that my tablets seem to work just as well with com.android.systemui disabled (if you disregard the fact that navigation bar and recents panel etc disappears) which is acceptable to me. ...
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How can I maintain stable/smooth performance permanently on a Nexus 7 2012 (wifi) [grouper/nakasi]?

After a day to a few days, the n7's performance will degrade sharply to the point where a reboot is necessary for the device to function properly. I've tried numerous ROMs, a few kernels, tweaking ...
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Accented characters show up as Chinese characters in KitKat Cyanogenmod, had no issues in Jellybean

I have a few songs on my CyanogenMod KitKat device with accented characters in their names, but they keep showing up as Chinese characters. The screenshot below is of the music app Shuttle, but it ...
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Typing in Web Browser (Firefox and Chrome) Text Boxes and Text Areas on Android is Awkward

There are several sites which have web browser text areas which you can type stuff in. When these sites are visited with Firefox or Chrome, and you want to enter more than 3 lines of text (for ...
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Why I can delete my user from an old phone without deleting everything on my new one?

So, I bought a new phone (Nexus 5) and I created my account and user. My old phone (Nexus 4) has the same user as a matter of fact, the problem is that I gave my old phone to my mother so she could ...
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how to re-enable first time setup at next boot?

tl;dr: What is the hidden setting that tells the first-time-user-wizard to run? i just want to re-enable that flag so next time the phone boots it shows the new user wizard and UI hints. A friend ...
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How can I avoid applications from sucking my battery and bypassing my lock-screen?

I have now confirmed my suspicious... I will give you the example that just happened and motivated me to open this topic: I was at my computer, with my phone in my desk. Suddenly new Viber messages ...
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How do I display message from from `adb shell` (or a shell script)?

I expect it to be something like adb shell am start SomethingArcane ... "Hello, world" and the message box pops up on screen, saying "Hello, world".
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Quickest way to toggle between apps (Alt-Tab equivalent) *not* requiring 3rd-party apps?

There seem to be a handful of apps with this functionality in mind, but I'd prefer an inbuilt solution. (I'm on the S4 mini) See also here.
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How to change the interface or positions of the home and back buttons after updating a Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 tablet?

My Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 downloaded an update. Now, the buttons (home, back) on the bar are in the middle. Previously, they were postioned left. It's really uncomfortable. It seems that I ...
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Android 4.4 default button restoration? [duplicate]

Android 4.4 comes with an app button in the bottom panel. If it gets deleted, how do I get it back?
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Why is the amount of time needed to turn the screen on not always the same?

This may very well be a nit-picking type of question about Android devices, and in particularly about the Samsung Galaxy SIII. The concern here, is of a UX nature. When the screen has gone blank to ...
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I hate the analog time picker, can I force apps to use something else?

I really dislike this: I would love to be able to force all of my apps to use this: I realize that everyone has their own opinions about good vs bad UX. I don't want to start fights, I am ...
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How to disable auto hide navigation bar in cyanogenmod 11?

The navigation bar is automatically hidden in Cyanogenmod 11. Maybe it's a good idea but my tablet case does not let me swipe from bottom to show it. Is there a way to prevent a navigation bar from ...
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Why Everything has exchanged places on my android Interface? [duplicate]

Well, I don't know how but today suddenly my first (and new) android phone (Moto E) got "sick" and everything on both the sides of the interface switched places. It is like reflection about vertical ...
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Why do some Android phones have two microphones instead of one?

Some phones such as the Samsung Galaxy SIII have two microphones, one next to the user's mouth which as is the case with most mobile phones, but also a second microphone next to the user's ear. Other ...
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What does “H” mean in the signal indicator? [duplicate]

I understand that the colour of the signal indicator tells me whether or not I've got a connection to Google servers or not, but what is the "H" that sometimes pops up? Usually my indicator says ...
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Forward button functionality in the Play Store

l was watching one of the Play Store app videos on Note 3 and accidentally touched the back button twice. And That's when I realized HARD one more time that I can not do a forward (back to what I was ...
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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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UserStyles for XML activities?

All my android phones so far have been Samsung's, with AMOLED screens. One of the benefits of AMOLED is that black saves battery life. So many apps though (including many big ones, even from ...
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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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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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Why are Android Apps not as polished as iOS? [closed]

When I owned a iPhone, all the software seemed to be very polished(Visually). For example, the process to getting to menu's shorter etc. I own an s4 and the apps and the software does not seem to be ...
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Mod for Jelly Bean Nav bar on Kit Kat Tablet?

I have a Nexus 7 (2013), it is running kit kat, and I am really loving how everything I have set up in this ROM (Beanstalk 4.4.2). There is one thing I really miss and can't seem to find any ...
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How does one get top and bottom bar on Adobe Reader app with recent documents button etc.?

Adobe Reader has top and bottom bars which shows home/recent, navigation document buttons, navigation bar other "widgets". It looks like this: The problem is that I do not know how to open it: menu ...
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How do I scroll to the top of a list?

On iOS, I can single-tap the top of the screen to scroll any list all the way to the top. This doesn't seem to work on my Nexus 4 (4.2.1 / CM10.1) and for instance in the list of phone contacts this ...
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Are there technical reasons why Android is not as smooth as iOS and can they be overcome? [closed]

There are some discussions of this topic on the internet but I'm looking for something objective and technical like the Stack Exchange community is generally quite good at. I've resisted the ...
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Are there any benchmarking apps that measure how smooth scrolling is on a certain device?

The one thing I think that IOS (and Windows 8 as well) still has over Android even after all these years is smoothness in scrolling. After a while you don't really notice the difference until you ...
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How do I know if an Android tablet supports Project Butter?

As far as I know, Project Butter is just shorthand for versions of Android OS that have quicker touch screen response, close to the "physicalness" of iOS devices. But how do I know if a particular ...
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how do I get rid of this google searchbar?

I have a Google searchbar in a tablet I have borrowed For me it's in a very inconvenient location and I keep on pressing it accidentally. It looks like I can't click and drag on it to move it to ...
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Android Icon keeps changing from what I set it to or disappearing entirely from the quick-launch bar at the bottom

I have a Galaxy S3 on Sprint, and the quick-launch icons at the bottom of the screen keep messing up. I have 5 quick-launch icons there, but sometimes one of them either gets removed so only 4 show ...