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Once an app asks for root, why does it ask for other permissions?

I see apps that require both root as well as regular permissions. What's the point, as root implies that it can do everything?
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626 views

App continues to consume battery long after its closed

I use tunein radio app in the morning. After my use, I close it via exit button, and don't use it for rest of the day. But hours after the use, I have observed it draining over 10% of my battery. I ...
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697 views

How to view a website containing Indic fonts in Android browser?

Recently, I tried viewing a website on my Android device. Some of the content of the website contains text in a specific Indic font. I noticed that the website is not displayed in the Android browsers ...
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1answer
103 views

Is Android FAT / FAT32 implementation power failure resilient?

Does the android FAT/32 implementation handle sudden battery removal? I know that Symbian's 'Rugged FAT' (efat32.fsy) and Microsoft's T-Fat implement this, but I've not been able to find any ...
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1answer
356 views

How to stop an application using the mobile network

The kindle app on my android phone does not allow me to disable download over mobile (i.e. set it to only download over wifi). Is there any way I can do this externally? i.e. via another app or ...
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9k views

How to remove an account from Google Hangouts?

I logged in to Google Hangouts using an account (which is NOT the account I use in play store). But now I cannot remove it. I can sign out, but to sign back in, it does not for the password and ...
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1answer
422 views

Start/join Google Hangout without Google+ account

Is it possible to start and/or join a Google Hangout on Android without also having a Google+ account?
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884 views

What are `storage/emulated`, `mnt/sdcard`, `storage/sdcard`?

There have been questions about the old sdcard turning into sdcard0, which I understand to be part of the multiuser feature. What I don't understand is the 3 paths in the questions. Some of them look ...
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1k views

Editing contacts on Galaxy S5

How do I edit a contact on my Galaxy S5? When I click on the pencil icon for an individual contact it has everything grayed out, so I can't enter anything.
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Android Screen In virtualbox Rotate 90 CCW?

I install Android 4.4 x86 on virtualbox in windows 8.1 That was Ok But when I install my first app pheed on it . now when I run pheed app my screen rotate 90 ccw like as image . I try some ...
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1answer
1k views

Moto E is not switching on after changing runtime to ART

I changed the runtime option from Dalvik to ART. It asked for a restart. When I did the restart, Moto E has been stuck in boot time. When I hold the power button for sometime, it starts again. It ...
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1answer
37 views

How to close the on-screen list of process

My kids played with my Nexus 7 and since then, I have a list of what I think is process on the upper right corner of the screen. The first line is three numbers, like 4.38 / 4.7 / 4.77 and a colored ...
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1answer
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Read logs from recovery

I want to read logs of Android device having stucked at boot logo,I don't have adb access,So is it possible to read logs displayed by logcat in recovery by mounting /system/ partition ?
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Where does Amazon Music store files?

I have recently installed Amazon Music, I am a Prime customer. Music from my cloud has downloaded to my device (Galaxy S3) but I want to move it to my SD card. I cannot find the music files anywhere ...
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4answers
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Photos app - can't I copy some photos to a new album?

I have a Nexus 5. I am in the Photos app, looking at the camera role. I want to move/copy some photos to a new album, so I enter bulk-selection mode. When I select certain photos, the 'Copy to ...
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1answer
66 views

Can a carrier-sold Nexus 5 be reimaged to the default Google Nexus experience?

I'm eligible for a phone upgrade with Sprint and the Nexus 5 is one of my top choices at the moment. Normally they bundle their phones with bloatware (like their Connection Optimizer shudder) which I ...
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1answer
447 views

My Moto 4G is caching everything. Is it a normal behavior?

I bought a Moto 4G few days ago and I feel like it has a strange behaviour. My problem is that the phone is not handling multitasking as I would expect it to. Some examples: I use Chrome as web ...
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1answer
154 views

How do I put a new wallpaper on my Android 4.3 device?

I've got an image I would like to make the wallpaper on my tablet. When I go into Settings:Device:Wallpaper:Home Screen I have to select from one of the following: Gallery Live wallpapers ...
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1answer
240 views

Show Notifications missing in app settings

I'm trying to disable app notification for a particular app. The usual method is to go to System > Apps > click on the app > uncheck the "show notifications" checkbox. The problem is, this checkbox ...
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1answer
221 views

Which BusyBox is legitimate on Play Store?

BusyBox is a collection of *nix utilities. I am attempting to install it via the Play Store (I've had a lot of trouble in the past trying to cross-compile BusyBox). The problem I am having: there are ...
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6answers
2k views

remove locked by android device manager message

I have played with Android device manager and I have blocked my phone. I have deblocked but everytime my phone enters into standyby it apears me the message "locked by android device manager" and I ...
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1answer
519 views

In android does my google account saves my custom words from the dictionary of the keyboard?

In android does my google account saves my custom words from the dictionary of the keyboard ? Additionally is there a way to import/export that custom dictionary?
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1answer
54 views

Is there Any Way to Make Android Stay on the Same Page on the Application Drawer after Pressing the Home Button?

Often, I press the home button to end an unresponsive app, with intentions of starting the app back up. However, when I open back up the application drawer, it is always on the first page, and not the ...
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1answer
50 views

Is displaying invalid content a violation on the play store

I have a suspicious app which requires all sorts of permissions Omega Status Bar. I was facing an issue with the notifications,I reported this behavior to the developer and was surprised to know that ...
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3answers
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Android 4.1.1 system is consuming 4GB of my memory? [duplicate]

I bought an Android 4.1.1 tablet, the ad said "comes with 8 GB". But when I go to the system configuration I get: INTERNAL 1,18 GB total Apps 0,90 GB Available 161 MB NAND FLASH Total 4,55 GB Free ...
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Temporarily adjust message alert and call volume

I can't be the only person with the problem that you temporarily turn down the volume of your calls and texts (in a quiet place), and then three days later it's still quiet and you miss alerts. Is ...
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2answers
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Cleaning up Samsung S2 memory

When I use the application manager, I see that 1.8GB are occupied out of 2GB available. This of course causes issues when installing apps and brings up a warning notifications that some system ...
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1answer
471 views

Is it possible to change mount points of internal storage?

I have an off-brand rooted tablet built on MT8389 with 8GB internal memory. The problem is that manufacturer partitioned this in some weird way making /data folder mounted to a partition that is only ...
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1answer
98 views

Stop a mailbox syncing between 9am and 5pm

I have my work emails set up on my LG G3, but when I'm at work I don't want to be getting notifications on it whilst getting them on my laptop as well. Is there a way to stop a mailbox from syncing ...
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1answer
170 views

Invalid WI-FI Networks showing in “WI-FI Networks” list

In my WI-FI list, I see 5 password protected WI-FI networks that appear to be in range. The problem is, I know these networks are not in range. It appears as if I was in range at some point and when I ...
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1answer
217 views

What ROM will turn my Verizon HTC One M8 into the same thing as the unlocked dev version?

I have an HTC One (M8) from Verizon, but I don't live in the US. I'd like to find a ROM that will make my phone have the same settings as the unlocked Dev Version that you can buy directly from HTC. ...
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1answer
75 views

Sliding to change tabs in Chrome

When I opened Chrome for the first time on my tablet, it told me (among other things) that I can switch tabs by sliding on the side of the screen.....have since tried, and it did not work. What am ...
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1answer
509 views

Firmware upgrade encountered error when going into Recovery Mode

My Galaxy GT-N8000 is showing this message Firmware upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies and try again. I cannot enter into recovery mode. It keeps showing the same ...
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1answer
1k views

How can I speed up Window Animation scale?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 running Android 4.4.2. It's fast but I'm a heavy user and I'd like to make it a bit faster. How can I speed up Window Animation scale?
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1answer
2k views

Advanced camera settings on Nexus 5

I have a nexus 5, with android 4.4.4. How can i change advanced camera settings? (iso, shutter speed etc...)
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1answer
1k views

Cannot take screenshots of Android L emulator

No matter which method I use, I cannot take screenshots of the Android L emulator. I tried through Android Studio, using the Android Device Monitor app, and through adb with this method (first answer) ...
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1answer
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Tracing Android applications

I have been mucking around on my Android tablet (rk2928, Android 4.1.1) at a low level, removing and replacing ROM apps and such... aaaand now I'm getting a few applications saying "Unfortunately, ...
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1answer
56 views

Are free messaging Apps genuine? [closed]

There are lot of free messaging Apps in the App store. I would like to know whether the following two apps are genuine : way2sms and Kik And I was just wondering, how are they able develop such ...
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2answers
3k views

Android's Chrome bookmarks won't show up in desktop's Chrome

I have a Moto G (Kitkat 4.4.2) which I've synced to my Google account. The desktop Chrome bookmarks show up just fine in my cellphone's Chrome but the bookmarks added via the phone, which are stored ...
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1answer
115 views

How can I install MySQL on my Android device(s)?

There are good and bad choices available for the design of my system and MySQL seems to be the best available. I need it to run client/server and support stored procedures & triggers and a host ...
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1answer
265 views

How to enable the Native Library in OsmAnd?

In a 2012 thread about a case of OsmAnd being slow at rendering, one person advises this: verify that you use Native Library (which definitely speed up rendering process) And the replies seems ...
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1answer
65 views

Proprietary software distributed along with Linux kernel

What is the licensing rationale behind distributing proprietary (copyrighted) software within a common smartphone's Android system? I mean software like device drivers (camera, GSM modules etc.) or ...
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1answer
869 views

Home, Menu, Back Buttons are not clickable in android emulator

I have noticed that in some of emulators mainnavigation buttons (Home, Back, Menu) buttons are not clickable. If the emulator's device is something which has a higher resolution this is mostly ...
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1answer
261 views

Do refunded Google Play purchases show up on credit card bill?

When you purchase an app that costs money on Google Play but then refund it within the 15 minute leniency period, does any record of the purchase and subsequent refund show up on the bill from the ...
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1answer
20 views

Do you know if it's a good idea to set the vibration to be almost continuous on Galaxy S4 when they call you?

Do you know if it's a good idea to set the vibration to be almost continuous on Galaxy S4 when they call you? I am asking this because I am worried about breaking the device
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1answer
318 views

Samsung Kies correct version

I need to find the right Kies version for Samsung S4 mini but the info provided by samsung is not clear: Please check your mobile phone model before downloading: Kies Supported model : Feature ...
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1answer
2k views

How do I convert ASEC files to APK?

Is there anyone that knows how I can convert ASEC files to APK?
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1answer
243 views

Prevent Skype from vibrating/beeping the phone when I'm chatting on the computer

I have Skype on my Android phone, and I'm logged into the same account from both the phone and my PC, but it's annoying that when I'm chatting from my PC, the phone constantly vibrates and beeps with ...
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1answer
519 views

I flashed Cyanogenmod to my Galaxy S3, got the stock ROM after restarting

I used the Cyanogenmod installer on my phone and PC, everything went fine, and at the end received a success message. After restarting however, I was back at the stock ROM, though with all of my data ...
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2answers
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Samsung Galaxy S4: Get files from broken & locked screen

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4. I broke the screen a few days back and it was locked at the time. The phone is working because it can charge and I can hear the alarm and incoming calls and messages but I ...

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