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android rooting and security

I read here that the way to become "root" in an Android device(Galaxy S3) is to use Rooting. However it has been said that if we do that, even normal applications will be running with root privilege. ...
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662 views

Is there an empty/clean version of Android for tablets?

All I want is a tablet that only runs one application (developed by me) on startup. Is there a "clean" version of Android that I can use for this? By clean or empty I mean an OS without all the ...
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211 views

How can I transfer files between Samsung Galaxy Note 800 and usb pen drive?

Is it compulsory that I need a Desktop or Laptop to transfer files between Samsung Galaxy 800 and a usb pen drive.
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Google Maps runs GPS in background even if the GPS radio is off - how do I fix?

I have the T-Mobile version of the LG G2, running Android 4.2.2, everything stock except the keyboard. I'm not sure what version of Google Maps, but the Play Store says it's up to date. Yesterday I ...
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is it possible to restore back to an earlier date on my samsung tablet 2?

My app crashed. So I uninstalled and reinstalled it thinking that the progress would still be saved on the game, but it wasn't. Is there a way of going back to an earlier date like you can do on a ...
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577 views

install KitKat factory image on nexus-4

I have never flashed rom or anything close to it on my mobile so far. I have a nexus-4 and would like to install 4.4 KitKat from the factory image published by Google. Is there any site that provides ...
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930 views

My wife shares her Google calendar with me. How can I see her events on my Android device?

As what I described above, my wife shares her calendar to me, I can see her events on Goggle online calendar, but on not my Android device. How can I sync that? My phone is Android 4.1 Thank you
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New owner of phone and I need to get admin access!

I have a Samsung Galaxy SII that I got from work. When I got it it was on a vodafone plan and linked to the work gmail account. I left the company but bought the phone off them, returning the sim ...
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How to turn Android phone into an USB gamepad for PC?

Is it possible to turn an Android phone into a USB gamepad for the PC? If yes, how?
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Can we install Android 4.4 factory image on Samsung Galaxy Core?

Google has released Android 4.4 factory image for Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 today. The steps to install Android 4.4 factory image in nexus 4 is Download the factory image corresponding to your device's ...
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How do I get an android media player without going to the google play store ? I will transfer the media player to the smartphone using bluetooth [duplicate]

How do I get an android media player without going to the google play store ? I will transfer the media player to the smartphone using bluetooth. step 1: I download the android media player to my ...
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Do you need root to flash a custom recovery?

Does flashing a custom recovery requires rooting the device, or just unlocking the boot-loader is enough? On my Nexus 7, I was able to flash custom recovery (CWM) without rooting. Is the same ...
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Voice commands for contacts with unusual names

Device: Samsung Galaxy Note 3. My partner's name is not "anglo" and I have not worked out a way to pronounce it and have it understood. Are there work-arounds for this? Can I get the phone to ...
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What does deleting a file really do? [closed]

When I run an app, select a file, and choose "delete" what happens then: the file is moved to trash (and later is removed by OS when some conditions are met) the file is removed from the filesystem ...
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544 views

Disabling hangout calls for phone

Is it possible to only disable voice/video calls in hangouts but leave messaging?
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1answer
247 views

Text-to-Speech Going too fast

I have recently installed this app into my Samsung Galaxy Y mobile phone running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The speed at which words are being spoken by this system is too high for me to grasp. ...
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Set native Jelly Bean dialer and contacts for Samsung Galaxy S3

The stock Samsung dialer and contacts (developed by Samsung) is waaay too laggy for me to use it. Actually it takes seconds to navigate through the tabs of logs, favorites or the contact list. (Got ...
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What exact time do Android devices execute the Daylight Saving Changes?

I believe the Windows OS in general makes the Fall DST change at 3.00am on the last Sunday of October, and the Spring change at 2.00am on the last Sunday of March. Could someone enlighten me on the ...
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626 views

Can I damage screen (Nexus 7) by having it turned on and not change for longer periods of time?

I wanted to use an app called TimeWise to have a timer ticking and showing how much time is left in a time-boxed task. However, I am not sure, if having the screen turned on like this (even with very ...
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1answer
284 views

How to check if application on Google Play would work on other (not own) phone?

Is there a way to (at least approximately) check if an application I have found in Google Play store would work on friend's phone. I'd rather not suggest an app that would not work on friend's phone. ...
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What happens with my messages and contacts after factory reset

Lately i'm having some problems with my HTC EVO 3D. It freezes all of a sudden, sometimes the screen doesn't respond well to touch etc, and i have to do a hard reset. Since i believe it is due to a ...
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430 views

Galaxy S2 not switching on after being dropped

My Galaxy S2 dropped today and will not switch on. I dropped it on a very soft surface when this occurred. It usually happens and I just press the on button continuously and this usually does the ...
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265 views

Where and how do I read logs for a specific app?

I know there are a lot of threads about android logs but I can't find an answer to this: Where and how do I read logs for a specific app? I have installed the Android SDK, connected my device and ...
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Droid - what won't function properly on device if I disable background data usage for google play store?

I just upgraded to a new droid razor maxx from an older version. With the older version I never went over my 150 mb of data. Since I received the new phone Google Play Store is eating up my data and ...
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Android sd card default folders purpose

I wonder what is the purposes of each of these extra folders that android creates on a sd card. Edit: .android_secure .data .estrongs .showme _nero_sync Alarms Albums Android DCIM download ...
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Corrupt ROM file at CyanogenMod server

I am trying to install CyanogenMod in my N7000 issue is the file I am downloading cm-10.1.3-n7000.zip from here seems to be corrupted as when I try to install it from sdcard through install zip from ...
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206 views

Automatically have my frequently-used apps handy

I recently wiped and re-installed my phone. In so doing, I lost my home screen layout. In any event, my layout wasn't all that great. What I'm looking for is an app/other method that would determine ...
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652 views

Does Xperia S support HDR?

As the title says, does anyone know if Xperia S supports the HDR feature? HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. It usually refers to the method of capturing images having “greater dynamic range ...
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397 views

What is the dalvik speed patch?

Lately I've been hearing about a dalvik speed patch to supposedly increase the interpreting speed of apps through the dalvik JVM. The only mention on Google is Facebook's "hack" of the dalvik JVM to ...
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436 views

How to prevent applications to donwload data automatically?

I have many applications installed on my Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. And it always download something from internet, in order to update and upgrade applications. It does it all the day and night, when I ...
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Why is Music Player deleting my music?

I recently installed a new SD card in my phone, so I moved all of my music from my phone to my SD. After I moved my music, I noticed that all of my soundtracks were corrupted. Each of them only had ...
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1answer
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AnySoftKeyboard ignored after update

I've recently updated my HTC One X to version 4.2.2 of Android and version 5.0 of HTC Sense. Since then, my phone no longer uses AnySoftKeyboard. Even thought the AnySoftKeyboard option is set to on ...
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Screen turns off during call with Tecno F7

Why does my screen go off during a call? It doesn't turn on even when I press the power button. It only comes back after the call.
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894 views

Tasker double WiFi activation with 'or' statement

I have a Tasker app on my tablet, I want to make a profile which will trigger silent mode when 2 conditions are met: Connection with WiFi Network A is lost and either network B or C is connected. I ...
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Gmail app not displaying status bar notifications

I recently got an Samsung Galaxy S3, and I prefer the GMail app than the default mail client (the one with the red seal). The default mail client seems to autocheck for email and displays a ...
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1answer
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How secured is password protected Memo?

I have Samsung Galaxy Star (GT-S5282) with 4.1.2. I wanted to store my bank and credit card information in password protected Memo. How secured is password protected Memo? Is there a way to crack the ...
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1answer
2k views

Remove bloatware from a Samsung Galaxy S4 [duplicate]

I just bought a Samsung Galaxy S4 and I'd like to get rid of a lot of applications I found installed but I'm not going to use. What options do I have? Surfing the web it seems that I cannot do it ...
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1answer
111 views

How to check emails (safely & securely)? [closed]

I trust Linux more than Android. Likewise, I trust Firefox (with certain settings and certain security-related addons) more than Chrome (or Chromium). I'm new to the smartphone world and couldn't wait ...
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Broadcast screen over wireless

With my Sony Xperia Z1, I can use NFC to "pair" it to Sony TVs to broadcast what is being displayed on my phone on the TV screen as well. I would like to do this however I don't have a Sony TV. Is it ...
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87 views

Which phones ship with manufacturer-provided root?

I'd like to buy a phone that either ships with factory-installed su, or where the manufacturer provides official instructions/downloads for installing one. Do such phones exist?
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How do I open a text file of any extension in Android?

I have several types of file on my Google Drive and on my SD card (.C, .ASM, .H, .INC, .LOG) which are all just text files. But I just can't view them on my Android phone because it says that there ...
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1answer
4k views

Battery performance of Dual SIM phone running only one SIM

Does a dual-SIM Android phone running only one SIM yield almost the same battery life as a single-SIM phone? Will both the radios be running all the time regardless of whether both the SIMs are ...
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1answer
183 views

Is there any difference between Samsung Galaxy S 3 GT-I9300 and I9300?

I've been looking into flashing a custom ROM on my Galaxy S 3, and most of custom ROM are only supported by the I9300 model of the Galaxy S 3. When I went into my phone's settings, it said GT-I9300, ...
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1answer
568 views

PDF Reader with MP3 player?

I'm learning a new language using a PDF book and audio dialogues on an Android tablet. My problem is to have a MP3 player near my PDF viewer so I can start/stop audio reading text. Is there an ...
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1answer
109 views

handling multiple devices on the play store

I have multiple Android devices, and each time I go to the play store website to install an app, I get a list of devices to install to. my questions: Is it possible to change the order of them? ...
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1answer
149 views

How can I decode the Bluetooth Error numbers found in errno, that show up in Android log?

I am trying to find the definition of the Bluetooth Error Numbers. For example they might appear in logcat output as: 09-16 07:38:50.896 V/BluetoothSocket.cpp( 8809): ...accept(69, RFCOMM) = -1 ...
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2k views

change file permission in BlueStacks player qwerty.kl

I want to edit BlueStacks '/system/usr/keylayout/qwerty.kl' to add few more key map to this file, but I cant able to edit this file due to permission issue. Any suggestions on how can I change file ...
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Where is the backup folder of TextSecure?

In TextSecure, you can choose to backup your SMS to the SDCard. It says "Success" but there is no evidence where it does store it on the SDCard. I cannot find it.
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840 views

Missing some of the applications while updating existing apps in my galaxy s3

While updating the existing applications like Google maps, Play Music etc from the play store in my Galaxy S3, some applications like Navigation & 2 more disappeared from my phone. why is this ...
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1answer
608 views

How to revoke the authorization to view my Google account for an app (e.g. Feedly)?

I recently installed Feedly on my phone. It asked me the authorization to access my Google account. Now I want to revoke this authorization, but I don't know how to do this. I searched on my Google ...

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