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Disable alerts for gmail android 4.4

I want to switch off sound and vibrate alerts for gmail, but leave on the icon (in the bar at top). I still want vibrate on google hangouts and Facebook messengers etc.. I can't figure out how to do ...
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299 views

What all does ADB backup and how do I restore part of it?

I am soon going to unlock bootloader and root my Nexus 5, but I didn't wanted to wipe all the data so I thought of using the ADB backup function to restore after rooting is done. adb backup [-f ...
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1k views

How to access the calculator history?

The native calculator app for Android has a "clean history" option, but I have no clue on how to see this history. I've tried swipe movements, clicked on every possible button and even to held down ...
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808 views

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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125 views

Recover data from encrypted SD card

I have an HTC Butterfly phone and what I did was I ordered a new SD card with much larger memory. I had my previous card encrypted already and took that out and inserted my new card in. The phone ...
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36 views

PIN invisibility in android

I am using PIN security for unlocking the phone. When i type the PIN, a blue highlight comes to the pressed digit. How can i hide it? I am in Note 2 rooted with stock rom.
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2k views

How can I delete stickers on viber?

How can I delete downloaded stickers on viber? I downloaded there a few, and the last one I wanted to download was not possible because there was not enough room in my storage space(still isn't). Now, ...
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1answer
649 views

Nexus 4 does not wake up from Sleep randomly

I have a Nexus 4 running stock rom kit kat 4.4.2. There were few instances, in which when the phone goes to sleep, I see the notification light blinking indicating a new email/message, but it doesn't ...
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196 views

How to install google apps when android built from source

I added a kernel module to the msm flo kernel. I built android JB from source for my Nexus 7(flo). I flashed the device with the built OS. I can add 3rd party apps for which I have apks or I could add ...
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1answer
541 views

Set font size in Opera

Opera Mini has an option to choose between small/medium/large font sizes. I tried to find this option in the new Opera browser for Android, but couldn't. Is there any way at all to set the font size ...
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191 views

Tasker: How can I delete a file after a month

Is there a way to delete all files in a folder that are over a month old using Tasker?
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1answer
64 views

Strange “update twitter” notification

A few weeks ago, a new notification item appeared on my tray. It's worded in a way similar to normal update notifications, but it's not one of them, and it makes reference to software I haven't ...
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1answer
117 views

Locking Emails on Samsung Galaxy S3

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3. I use the build-in Email application to access my email from my internet service provider (so this is NOT gmail, outlook etc.). I am often on the road and I need access to ...
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1answer
387 views

Google keep reminder sound/alarm

Is it possible to add an actual alarm to a reminder in Google keep? Currently it just shows a notification.
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2answers
81 views

does google know my browsing history by virtue of my phone being linked to my google account?

I am completely new to the smartphone world - I have just purchased a Galaxy S4. I want to know if there is any way for me to "log out" of my google account and browse (and generally use the phone) ...
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1answer
52 views

Is the back Chassis for the Canadian Rogers I747M the same as I747 T999?

The camera protection lens on my Samsung Galaxy S3 I747M broke some time ago. The camera itself stopped focusing correctly some time ago as well due to that. At some point, I had to have the camera ...
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1answer
82 views

How to send few specific contacts to my old basic phone?

I am having a Moto G and Nexus 7 (2012, WiFi only) devices which have my contacts synced with my Google account. My Moto G suffered a hardware issue because of which I am using a very basic phone for ...
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1k views

Insufficient Storage Available

I have a Nexus 4. Whenever I try to install any app, no matter how small, it says "Insufficient Storage Available". I have aggressively deleted photos, uninstalled apps, cleared the app cache, and ...
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13k views

How to root ATT gs4(SGH-I337) in 4.4.2

I want to root my s4 and I was waiting for kingoroot to develop a root method for 4.4.2 but I was wondering whether there are other one click root methods out there that are low - risk of bricking. If ...
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1answer
88 views

Any way to set up a Google Voice number to ring multiple cell phones? [closed]

Anyone have any hacks or tricks to be able to add multiple cell phones to a Google Voice number? We set up a GV#, and want to have it ring our 1) home line, 2) my wife's cell and 3) my cell. Can a ...
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2answers
32 views

Is there a larger interface for older owners?

Does anyone know of a larger visual interface for older owners on android phones? It seems to me that most programmers haven't experienced over 40 eyesight. :-) Much less over 50, 60 etc. Having ...
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3answers
701 views

Unreliable Wifi on Cyanogenmod

I installed Cyanogenmod 11 on an HTC One. There are a few quirks, but mostly everything works. The only real annoying thing is wireless doesn't work reliably. I have a Netgear N900 wireless router ...
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1answer
439 views

What is the purpose of an app disallowing backups (android:allowBackup=“false”)?

I'm asking specifically because Helium (the application formerly known as Carbon) uses root permissions to do data backups and with root I can manually (through the shell or Root Explorer) back up ...
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1answer
86 views

Where the apps from google play get downloaded?

If I am installing an application in windows, I will be downloading the exe and clicking the exe will install the application. Even if I uninstall the application, I can reinstall the application from ...
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275 views

Route in-call audio to A2DP headset

How can I set up my Nexus 4 to receive Hangouts and phone call audio over a Bluetooth A2DP link? Even though my headphones are connected, in-call audio is routed to the earpiece or speaker and there's ...
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2answers
93 views

Can I control how google accounts get synced? Mobile vs Wifi

Under Settings>Accounts>Google>(my account) there is a bunch of services you can check and uncheck. My question specifically is I'd like everything to be synced but I want to be able to choose which ...
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1answer
150 views

Can dual-sim phone use one sim for voice\sms and second solely for internet access?

Is it possible with dual-SIM Android phone to use one SIM-card for voice and SMS but not internet access and second solely for internet access? I tried reading PDF manuals for such phones but it's a ...
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2answers
719 views

GPS not always working

I got an issue with GPS on my Sony Xperia M phone with Android 4.3, which seems to work but only intermittently. When it works the lock is acquired quickly, but sometimes it seems that sattelite ...
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1answer
447 views

Remove Menu Button from Title Bar in KitKat

I have a Verizon LG G2, which I just updated to Android 4.4 KitKat. The G2 already has the menu button in its bottom navigation bar, but the 4.4 update, as expected, put an extra menu button in the ...
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55 views

Is possible to change an app icon on 4.1 on my S3?

I have an app that I downloaded from the Play store and it's icon is very visually unappealing and I wanted to know if there is way to replace the default icon with one from an icon pack without a ...
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1answer
150 views

How to stop a notification saying “Registering to Network” every few seconds?

On Samsung Galaxy S2 HD LTE SHV-E120K Android v4.1.2 without a SIM I get "Registering to Network" notification repeatedly. How to stop? Thanks.
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1answer
57 views

How can I control the order in which my mp3 files are played?

I ripped an audio book consisting of two CDs and copied the mp3 files to my android smartphone but they don't appear in the right order: they are sorted by track number, so the second title is the ...
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2answers
422 views

can't uninstall app

My Samsung Galaxy Mega with Android 4.2.2 will not allow me to uninstall am app (Gravity Screen 1.80.8) even when I stop its running service. When I select it from downloaded apps the Stop and ...
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1answer
296 views

rooting galaxy s4 GT-I9505 with android 4.4.2 kitkat

I tried to root phone according to instruction. And it was ok. It seemed that my phone successfully rooted. But when I run root checker it showed that I don't have root access.
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41 views

Device Chooser cannot detect Droid Maxx? [closed]

I am trying to run a "Hello World" app on my Motorola Droid Maxx. I am using Eclipse with the ADT bundle under Ubuntu 14.0.4. I am able to run the app on my old device, a Samsung Droid Charge, but ...
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1answer
37 views

Will disabling LTE extend my battery life even if I'm not using it?

I was just wondering, if disabling LTE will improve my battery life even if I'm never using it (there's no LTE in my country).
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482 views

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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1answer
2k views

Transfer Frozen: Free Fall progress between devices

How can I transfer my progress in Frozen: Free Fall from my Samsung Galaxy S2 (Android 2.3.3) to my Samsung Galaxy S5?
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1answer
33 views

Where to place .mp4 files in Nexus 7?

I have connected my Nexus 7 to my Macbook, and I am using the app Android File Transfer. I want to place an .mp4 movie, but I am not sure where to place it. I have tried placing it in the Movies ...
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3answers
7k views

local headphone enabled FM radio app for nexus 5 (no internet needed)

I just moved from S3 to nexus 5, and there are a couple of things that I miss from my s3.. one is the prepackaged FM radio app.. all i needed was my headphones and I could connect directly to the ...
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25 views

How to remove downloads

On my Nexus 7, I see in Storage that Downloads are taking 50.56 MB. I tap Downloads and then see "No items". How do I remove these 50 MB?
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How to record my calls on Nexus 4 with Android 4.4.2?

I've got a Nexus 4 with Android 4.4.2 and want to record my voice calls. My first idea was to simply use a recording app, so I've tried a whole bunch of call recording apps, but none of them work. ...
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1answer
368 views

How can I cancel an Android Device Manager Erase command?

Using Android Device Manager from my PC, several devices are listed, including one that no longer belongs to me. While attempting to remove this device from my list I inadvertently sent an 'Erase' ...
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1answer
262 views

When is an “in app purchase” not an in app purchase?

The Play Store policy on in app transaction fees reads like this: For applications and all in-app products that you choose to sell on Google Play, the transaction fee is equivalent to 30% of the ...
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1answer
3k views

What does the command `adb sideload FILE` do?

I am reading a tutorial on the sideload command at link. It contains the steps of rebooting into recovery mode and using adb sideload [file].zip. My question is that what does sideload actually do ...
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1answer
163 views

More than 50 android devices on same username/password

I have between 50-100 Android devices. They are being used as a sensor network. Another 50 are coming online soon. The devices need to download an app from the play store. So I need to login with a ...
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1answer
1k views

Clear Google Play Failed Download Space

I recently tried installing an app that was around 1.8GB to my Nexus 7 (8GB). it's a device with unfortunately small internal storage, so I had about 2GB free before attempting the install. I come ...
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1answer
252 views

One-handed operation: Use for all screens mode (tiny screen mode) doesn't work on Galaxy Note 3

I have read all of the instructions I can find and watched several videos on how to turn on this feature and use it. After enabling the feature in settings>controls>On-handed operation>Use for all ...
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2answers
120 views

Emulate Full Battery Charge

Now before you guys disvote this question, let me explain. I've been messing with lithium polymer batteries for 8 years (I work in a shop repairing electronics) and I have studied the behavior of ...
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1answer
56 views

Tuning tablet into e-book reader?

Since I often need to read PDFs, I figured I should get an e-book reader from eg. Kobo or Pocketbook, but I was told it's not a good idea because e-book readers have a tough time rendering PDFs. ...

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