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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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1answer
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Will i lose device storage if i get a new screen

Last night I dropped my phone on the bathroom floor, there is a tiny crack in the top left corner, but now my screen wont work. Phone rings, home button lights up but screen is dead. If I take the ...
5
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1answer
95 views

Remove ransomware-like malware

I downloaded android-6-marshmallow.apk from (Warning, ransomware fake malware! Do not install!) It was a fake application and I couldn't delete that because of the screen below, and I can't go ...
0
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1answer
181 views

Fire OS 5 mount -o remount,rw fails as root

This is regarding Amazon's port of Lollipop. AFAICT, other similar questions are regarding Jelly Bean and earlier plus non deal with Fire OS. I'm working with a rooted Amazon Fire TV/2 running ...
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0answers
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Error while building Cyanogenmod 12.1 and 13 for Xperia C (c2305)?

I am trying to build CM for xperia C, while compiling the code i get following error. /home/nika/XCCM/android/system2/out/target/product/c2305/recovery.img maxsize=7256832 blocksize=135168 ...
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0answers
14 views

Enable USB debugging on a broken screen using ADB Build.prop or Default.prop (Permission & Root Issue) [duplicate]

I have a Samsung Note 2 with a Broken screen/digitizer. So no haptic feedbacks. Anyway the USB Debugging is already on and I could use the Remote tools like SideSync, Mobizen & other softwares on ...
7
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4answers
10k views

Is there an Android Equivalent to iMessage?

I don't get mobile reception at home and would love to be able to send and receive SMS either via the phone or by computer. I currently use Skype to send SMS but can't receive that way. I have tried ...
1
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1answer
8 views

I need authorization from google before downloading messenger but it wants me to sign into my google account I am signed in everywhere

Help me please I need authorize to down load messenger it says sign into your google account im signed in everywhere I dont understand what im not doing right
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3answers
17k views

Streaming movie from Galaxy S5 to TV, through laptop?

Summary: I want to stream Google Play movie from Android to HDMI/VGA/Composite TV, possibly through laptop. I have no idea whether it's possible or not but I'd really love some insight from some more ...
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1answer
25 views

Why am I unable to install trulymadly app on my android phone? [on hold]

The App doesn't show in google play store on searching. If I directly click the app link (that I received in a whatsapp invite from my friend) and open in play store, the app shows but with a note ...
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5answers
44k views

Is there a minimal installation of ADB?

When it comes to troubleshooting, I often read recommendations like "Use adb logcat to find some more details". Looking for a good way to backup all my apps including their data, Full Backup of ...
7
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3answers
8k views

msm_otg kernel wakelock preventing deep sleep

Ever since upgrading my stock Sprint Galaxy S3 to the official Jelly Bean release, my phone won't go in deep sleep at all, it's constantly at 384MHz. It's because of msm_otg kernel wakelock. Anyone ...
0
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2answers
156 views

Nexus 4 on cm 13 nightly - application cannot download files

I have recently downloaded cm 13 and flashed it on Nexus 4. Since then none of my applications can download any files. Google apps can do that though. I have tried to capture the relevant debug info ...
0
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0answers
9 views

What are steps to, connect by micro USB, Android Smartphone to OLD TV receiver with USB? [on hold]

I look for developer to answer for that question. What we have? Basi-cle we have a ANDROID 4.4.2 Number Version: KOT49H.G355HNXXU0A0B2 With 2.0 microUSB - B plug connector one side and other USB ...
0
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0answers
12 views

Can I use the image built for the Xiaomi Redmi 2 on the Redmi 2 pro?

It seems that the only difference between the Xiaomi Redmi 2 and the Xiaomi Redmi 2 pro is that the pro version has more internal storage and more RAM. So I suppose I can use the same cyanogenmod ...
1
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2answers
75 views

Cryptfs : unmounting /data failed: Device or resource busy

I am trying to encrypt my rooted Nexus 5 (running CyanogenMod 13/Marshmallow). Here is how I am doing: With the phone running and connected to USB, make sure that /mnt/asec/ is empty Long-press the ...
0
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0answers
9 views

Galaxy Note 4 stuck after using Quick Boot

First of all, I'm really hoping someone can help me because after hours of scouring the interwebz, I still have yet to come across any forum posts or youtube tutorials where someone has experienced ...
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2answers
7k views

I use Samsung S4. How do I delete photos on cloud?

How do I delete photos stored on cloud?? Delete photos uploaded to cloud storage??
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1answer
12 views

Fastest way to set a contact picture on Android

Recently, I got an Android for my father instead of the iPhone he always had. Well, his main complaint is that his contacts have no picture associated, that would be simple to sync with facebook. I ...
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0answers
17 views

Why doesn't anybody develop apps to partially restore nandroid backups anymore? [on hold]

Nandroid backups are a great way of backing up your data in recovery mode (TWRP, QWM, etc), especially when your phone is stuck in a boot loop or the like. They are even greater when you use them to ...
0
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0answers
7 views

Why are my MP3 files not showing in Windows file browser?

I uploaded MP3 files in the Music folder on my Nexus 5 a few weeks ago. Today, I want to erase some of them to make space, but there are no files or folders showing in my Windows files browser when I ...
0
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0answers
12 views

Extract Contacts from ADB backup?

I have a full backup from Cyanogenmod 12. I need to extract the Contacts and add them to Cyanogenmod 13. I found attempting a restore just breaks things because it restores dalvik data and system ...
0
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2answers
2k views

Root HTC one V on Mac OS X

I'd like to root my HTC One V. Currently running Mac OS X 10.7.5. Are there any tools specifically for this?
5
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4answers
21k views

Extract App Data from Nandroid / CWM Backup

I use ClockworkMod Recovery, and Slimbean. Recently, my slimbean started hanging at the loading screen and getting insanely hot. So I took a backup, and cleaned flashed AOKP rom. It's working fine ...
0
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0answers
33 views

Put ICE on lock screen

Samsung Mega 6.3 SGH-M819N with OS 4.4.2 puts owner's info on the lock screen. How may I replace that with an ICE contact text, so anyone who finds me Out Of Service can, without need to unlock the ...
4
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2answers
8k views

How can you send email to a Gmail Contact Group?

I'm using Android 4.1 on a Droid Razr M. Is there any way to send an email to a contact Group? I've read several posts that show how to do this but none of them actually work. There is also an app ...
0
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1answer
6 views

Can I charge Galaxy Tab S2 while using MHL adapter?

I'm looking at an MHL adapter provided by Samsung. I have a Galaxy Tab S2 and wonder if this adapter would allow the device to charge up at the same time as mirroring the screen to my TV. I already ...
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0answers
11 views

How to replace Android with custom OS? [on hold]

Is there a way I can replace Android with a custom ARM OS? I understand that almost all features of the phone will be rendered unusable, and this process would obviously have to start from a computer. ...
0
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0answers
6 views

Google Hangouts audio & notificaion bar alerts do not resume after muting and unmuting audio

It's very annoying, as I recently integrated Google Voice with hangouts so I could use MMS and now don't have reliable text message notification as a result. I'd rather find a solution rather than ...
5
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5answers
39k views

Changing the Google Now voice back to male?

Not sure why, but today the voice on Google Now has changed from a male to a female. I'm in the UK and before I had a male with a British accent but now that's changed to an American female. I can ...
4
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1answer
2k views

AFWall+ allow DHCP+DNS services without allow all root?

Picked up AFWall+ today when heard it is the fork of Droidwall (which had been sold off to Avast). Bonus is that AFWall+ has an entry for "(Tethering) - DHCP+DNS services". Problem is that entry ...
2
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1answer
4k views

How to authorize device for adb when the touch control is completely broken?

My Nexus 7 2012 has fallen from a table and though the display as well as the device itself is fine, the touch control is completely broken. You cannot tap or touch anything. I believe I can manage ...
0
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0answers
4 views

After auto update, Samsung Tab S2 will not reconnect to Samsung Tab S2 9.7 bluetooth keyboard

My Samsung tab S2 had an auto update yesterday. Now, the matching samsung bluetooth keyboard will not reconnect. When I try it comes up with "unable to connect" message. Keyboard still shows as ...
1
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4answers
165 views

Do I have to buy or need a 3D-enabled phone to use Google Cardboard?

Google cardboard comes with 3D glasses. Does that mean that we will be able to watch 3D videos using a smartphone like the Moto-G (1st edition) which is not 3D enabled?
3
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1answer
223 views

How to determine maximum capacity of a battery in mAh? - received fake battery

Is it an increasable value ? I think its not. I just bought an extended 3890 mAh battery for my Galaxy S4 GT I9500. The original Samsung battery is 2600 mAh. This is my second purchase from a ...
1
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2answers
4k views

How to calibrate a new Nexus 5 battery that's higher capacity than original?

Just got a KBTEL battery that's 3800 mAh compared to the original 2300 mAh nexus battery. I charged it dead overnight, and now its been running for more than 7 hours and the capacity shows below 5% ...
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1answer
116 views

Why does Battery Doctor say my battery is 50% charged while Android says 23%?

Battery Doctor says my battery is 50% charged while Android says 23%: Is there any reason why? I use a 4200mah Extended Battery on Samsung Galaxy SIII with Android 4.1.2.
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2answers
3k views

How to quickly change the language in the latest Swype beta?

According to Swype's advanced tips page: Switching languages: To switch between the two most recent languages, Swype from the Swype-key to the key with the language initials on it. Since I ...
3
votes
1answer
100 views

Where are the battery capacity files located?

Background My current device Huawei Honor 6 comes with a 3100 mAh battery. I was therefore surprised to see 3C Toolbox Pro report the capacity as 4000 mAh. I mailed the developer of the app and his ...
2
votes
1answer
17 views

How to postpone all notifications?

I want to avoid seeing any e-mails, messages, or other notifications in order to focus for a few hours. But I also use my phone to listen to music, so I can't simply put my phone in another room or ...
0
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0answers
4 views

Audio through Bluetooth Microphone through Jack (Galaxy S5)

I'd like to receive audio from a phone call through my bluetooth earpiece. But I want to speak into a wired microphone. Is this possible? Do I need a special app or specific specifications on my ...
0
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1answer
3k views

Nexus 5 stuck on Google logo at boot

I recently unpacked, modified, and repacked the boot.img file and flashed it onto my Google Nexus 5. When I rebooted the device, I was stuck at the Google logo screen. I can access the recovery ...
0
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0answers
18 views

Linux File Permissions and Android

I have a directory that is Globally readable and writable but in the data directory of another application (/data/data/APPNAME/databases). (drwxrwxrwx) That I want to access with my application ...
0
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1answer
13 views

Alarm clocks aren't working on Android 6

I recently moved to Android 6 and promptly slept in the next day as my alarm clock (Alarm Xtreme) wasn't waking me up. I search around a bit, disabled the energy setting stuff for that application ...
0
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1answer
3k views

upgrade to lollipop 5.1 using twrp?

In a burst of energy in the past I installed twrp. But when I attempted to install 5.1 on my nexus 7 2012 by following the prompts, it dumped me into twrp with no information on how to proceed. Do I ...
5
votes
2answers
33k views

What does “Keep wifi on during sleep” mean?

I couldn't find an authoritative reference that explains what this setting does in my Android phone: Wi-Fi -> Advanced -> Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep. What does this setting do, exactly?
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Can Android Auto app connect to car dashboard device running Android 4.4?

Does the Android Auto app require Android 5 on the car dashboard that it is streaming data to? (Phone has Android 5)
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0answers
9 views

Mobile network inactive

I have a Lava iris x 9 ( ANdroid Version 3.4.67) . Initially the issue was everytime a message popup , Unfortunately,the phone stopped . so in order to fix that issue , i have followed many steps from ...
0
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1answer
5k views

Changing a web app's homescreen icon

I use Chrome's 'Add to homescreen' feature to add web app shortcuts to my homescreen. As a user, how do I change a shortcut's homescreen icon?
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1answer
18 views

I see ads on my phone and apps auto install

Usually, I find full screen ads on my Android mobile. Also, apps like task bucks automatically install on my smartphone.

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