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Why is there so many identical Android folders?

I was using the ES File Explorer app, when I noticed there's many different folders with all the same content. Like, there's a "legacy" folder, a "0" folder, and an "sdcard" folder, and it all goes to ...
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Adding more widgets in 'Widget' Lock screen style of HTC One X

I have HTC One X with Android 4.2.2 and Sense 5. In 'Settings > Personalize > Lock screen style > Widget' when I click on 'Settings' button I have options of Gmail, Google Now, Google+ posts, My ...
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Setting the default app

When two applications are competing for the same task, how do you turn one to be the default? For example I downloaded a Snap camera app and I'd like the stock camera app to be the default. What do ...
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Nexus5 not connecting to only my wifi network

I have a very peculiar problem with connecting my new nexus5 to my wifi router @ home. Here is the background: I recently bought Nexus 5 and a new wireless modem/router(D-Link2750u)...The first day ...
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How do I prevent KitKat from showing two alarm icons in the notification bar?

I have Nexus 5 with KitKat. When I set an alarm with Google Now, I see this: Why is there two icons? How can I fix this?
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Can I update the adb shell's environment variables?

I wanted to update the PATH environment variable permanently in the adb shell. I guessed the shell was mksh for I've found /system/bin/sh pointing to /system/bin/mksh. Then I tried Making a new file ...
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Can tablets differentiate between regular wi-fi and mobile hot spot?

There are a lot of apps in Android which act differently depending on the internet connection. Such as apps which auto-upload photos to the could only when connected to Wi-Fi, and not when connected ...
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Heyzap interstitial ads in every app

I noticed when I start an app, often an Heyzap interstitial ad appears (I had the Heyzap app but removed it 2 days ago). Today I ran my own app that I've compiled from the Android SDK that definitely ...
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Cannot boot into recovery (Samsung Galaxy S)

My GT-I9000 device recently got stuck in a bootloop, and now I'm trying to put CyanogenMod on it, hoping that this would fix the situation. I can use Heimdall to install the ClockworkMod Recovery on ...
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ls command works but not with options?

In my terminal app when I type ls /? it gives me ls /d. Where can I find the other options? For example I want to list the file attributes and file length. I have tried also busybox to no avail.
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make chrome default browser

I'm using Galaxy Note 2 Nowadays, every link in FB app and in Whatsapp is opened in the native browser I want to make Chrome the defualt browser for all actions including these two apps. How can I ...
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How do I remove stocks from the stock card settings in Google Now?

I have added some stocks to the stock card settings that I want to remove, how do I do that? There is no obvious way, I tried long press & swiping but those gestures do nothing.
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How can I download the backups ClockworkMod creates to my PC?

I do not see them in the /clockworkmod folder when I connect my device to my PC. I tried using adb pull but adb does not show any devices when the device is in recovery mode (only if it's booted). ...
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Re-installed Play Store doesn't work

I have a rooted Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5360, running on Gingerbread 2.3.6. I accidentally uninstalled the Google Play Store. I re-installed it and I am able to search for applications on the Play ...
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Does USB tethering degrade droid batteries?

I want to know if tethering with my Xperia Neo V via USB will affect the battery capacity in any negative manner other than the usual.
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Add an APN to Samsung Galaxy S3 running 4.1.1

I am traveling internationally and have replaced my Verizon SIM card with a local one. To get data, I need to add an APN. I can't do this using settings -- no option to add exists. Is there another ...
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1answer
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What is the status icon that looks like a house?

There is a strange icon that shows up in my status bar only when I'm at a certain restaurant. It looks like a cross between a house and wifi. I suspect it might be a free wifi hotspot or something ...
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Can I set the alarm to stop after some time?

I’m Sabbath-observant, and in my tradition that includes not manipulating electronic devices. I set the alarm clock on my new phone for a convenient wake-up time, and expected the alarm to eventually ...
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1answer
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What is an “odex” app?

I saw an application (forgot the name) on my cousin's Galaxy Mini while inside Link2SD app. It has the -Odex- text beside its name. It was the only application like that on Link2SD. I got curious so I ...
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Is it possible to change password on the phone itself for gmail/market/other google apps?

I think this is a general question that would apply to all Android phones though I have a HTC Desire Z. I cannot find a section on any of the settings to change the password for the Google account ...
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Any Android phones that don't support Bluetooth? [closed]

Does anyone know of any current Android phones that do not have Bluetooth? We are trying to test our application on phones that do and don't support Bluetooth, but having a tough time finding any ...
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Why / When do I have to log in to Google?

Installed MyDocs, I can select my Google-account and see listings of my documents, but to edit something I need to enter a password. Why is this? When does it happen? (I am constantly logged in to ...
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320 views

Does the default email app support IMAP?

Does the default email app in Android 2.2 support IMAP rather than just POP?
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1answer
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Google Nexus S USB Drivers for Windows 7 64Bit

Anyone knows how to get the Google Nexus S to be recognized by the Windows OS. The only option I could find was to download the Android SDK and then use the driver from there, but unfortunately, it is ...
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How do I export & import files between Android devices and Windows OS?

How do I export and import binary files between Android devices and Windows OS as well as syncing the files between the two?
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Can I get a mobile view for every web page on the Internet?

Is there an app that lets you view a tiny-screen-optimized version of any web page, whether or not it was coded with this in mind? Opera's "Mobile View" is like this, but it doesn't give satisfactory ...
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2answers
303 views

Problem installing Google Chrome to Phone

I installed Google Chrome to Phone via AppBrain. AppBrain displays the app as installed (both the website, and my AppBrain app). When I click 'open', I get "This app is not executable". When I click ...
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How do I set up my HTC HD2 to dual boot Windows Mobile and Android?

I have read that it is possible to set up the HTC HD2 so that it can dual boot the stock Windows Mobile OS and Android, but I'm not sure where to start. How can I do this?
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Is there a way to get Android Market on galaxy s?

How can I get the android market on a Galaxy S on on the Turkish carrier Turkcell. I think that Google's absence in Turkey as a tax paying entity may be why the android market is missing. Is there a ...
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1answer
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Why isn't Xposed framework available on Google Play?

So why isn't Xposed framework available on Play Store? Also, why are modules available there?
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Are apps device dependent?

Are all Android apps device dependent ? Like for example if two different devices run the same version of Android can I interchange the app apk files ? Like the camera app ? Can I take the camera app ...
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1answer
105 views

Trouble on the instalation of the Cyanogen?

I'm trying to install Cyanogen on my Xperia L. I've done all the steps until here. My problem is on step 5, I don't know what I'm supposed to do. On the sideload method, it says to select ...
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How to enter recovery/download mode with broken home button and broken bootloader

I was trying to install NightOwl cm12.1 Android 5.1.1 Beta 5 build for my Galaxy Note 1 N7000. I followed all the installation instruction on that ROM's thread. I flashed philz CWM 5.15.0. And now I'm ...
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Malware installed with remote debugging

Is it possible for someone to install apks without you noticing, using remote debugging? (E.g. over TCP/IP, or on the same WiFi network). I found articles referring to this after a quick Google, but ...
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Google Play Services has access to my car speed

Digging around in my Note 4 settings and discovered under location that the Google Play Services has access to my car speed? Really??? Why would Google need to know how fast I drive?? What if any ...
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How can I block a group chat in Whatsapp?

I want to block a group chat from my Whatsapp, but I have no option on my Samsung Galaxy S5. Does anyone have any solution to this problem?
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How to disable GPS if not in use?

Is there a way to disable GPS if not in use by any app – either provided by Android itself or, if that's not possible, by use of a third-party app?
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1answer
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Can I connect Gamepad for Nexus Player on smartphone?

With the new gamepad for the Nexus Player that came out earlier this year, can we connect this gamepad to a smartphone like the Nexus 5 to play games or it only connects to the Nexus Player? It uses ...
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1answer
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How to permanently disable priority interruptions setting?

I'd like to revert to the pre-Android 5.0 Lollipop behaviour of having all notifications (including calls, messages and alerts) come through at all times. The problem is that whenever I configure the ...
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1answer
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Unlocking screen brings up Phone app on Lollipop

I just updated my Nexus 4 to Lollipop. Now, every time I unlock my phone, the Phone app opens. Surely this is a bug and not a feature. It doesn't matter if I received a notification; and I'm not ...
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What DNS servers are used when connected to wireless data?

What DNS servers are used when connected to wireless data (not wifi)? Is there a way within Android KitKat to tell?
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Switching contacts from Windows Phone to Android

I have been trying to figure how too switch my contacts over to my Galaxy S III. I had a Nokia Lumia 520 and I really don't want to manually put my contacts in, but I don't see where they were saved.
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Will a Factory Reset lock my phone (Samsung Galaxy S2) if it is unlocked, but factory locked?

I know that formatting the SD card will not lock my phone again. But if I Factory Reset my phone, will it re-lock the phone or not?
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Format and fresh install

Is there any option for android phones to format like we do in computers and fresh install with a new OS? I have searched a lot but all are going for custom ROM, and I am not interested in custom ...
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1answer
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Disabling MTP/PTP/all USB stuff except charging

Is there a way to disable all USB functionality except for charging? I don't really use MTP or PTP and would like to disable it if possible.
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1answer
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adb shell su: permission denied

I was trying to unlock my android phone by adb installed. I tried to followed these steps: adb devices adb shell cd data/system su rm *.key But when I typed and enter su, it's showing permission ...
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Samsung Galaxy S4: what application is responsible for “Time to home” notices?

On my Samsung Galaxy S4, I constantly get notifications "Time to home XXX minutes". They are not only useless for me, but also apparently some app is accessing my location, internet, and is draining ...
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How to be alerted when to get off the train?

Let's say I'm playing a game, reading a book, surfing the net or watching a video and I'm getting close to my stop. Is there some way (perhaps an app) that can alert me that it's time to get off? ...
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1answer
350 views

Can I Flash Nexus Factory Image to any Tablet?

There are several different versions of Android ROMs on the Internet. I found that no one is better than Nexus Android which is from Google. There is a webpage on Google hosting every version of ...
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1answer
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Nexus 4 GPS uses mobile data even when data is turned off

My Nexus 4 running on Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) uses mobile data even when the mobile data is turned off, and I turn on the GPS. When the GPS is turned on I get the carrier message that data is used ...

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