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Install Android-x86 in Virtualbox VM, then root it

Problem I want to install Android in a VM to restore a backup using Titanium Backup. For this to work I need Android to be rooted. What I tried I've tried to install Android-X86 4.3 in a Virtualbox ...
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1answer
245 views

Installing command line apps

I have an unrooted Samsung Galaxy S4 Active running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. I have installed the Terminal Emulator and am wondering how to install apps to the command line. Is it possible for me to ...
4
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5answers
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How can you sort apps alphabetically in android jellybean 4.2.2?

I use a Lenovo S600 tablet with Android Jellybean 4.2.2 OS,  the problem is that the apps are arranged randomly as I install them which leads to a lot of confusion.  I would like to arrange all the ...
0
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3answers
482 views

How to reinstall the uninstalled system apps (that arent availble on Google Play)

What if you accidentally deleted some important apps and couldn't install them back because Google Play doesn't have them? For example android system, com.android dun server and com.android.lgsetup ...
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1answer
507 views

apps removed are still creating folders in android

Folders/files which are deleted are being re-created on my SD card. Not sure which app is re-creating it(or is it Android which is recreating, how can I confirm which app) I delete them, but these ...
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1answer
4k views

Difference between preferred network types

What's the difference between GSM, CDMA, WCDMA, EVDO, and LTE? How do they relate to the network icon labels? Which one is 3G? Which ones are E, H and H+?
0
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1answer
93 views

My Galaxy i5503 (Android 2.2) is dead, they say it needs new software?

My phone is not switching on. It's a Samsung Galaxy i5503/Galaxy 5. It started automatic switch offs even on a little pressure and now it's not getting on. Someone checked it and said they need to ...
4
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1answer
620 views

Google+ auto backup jams up my WiFi network

For months I tried to track down a ping issue (high ping; disconnect & reconnect my router; low ping for about 20 minutes; high ping again). Turns out, thanks to this answer, it was the Google+ ...
0
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1answer
13k views

Can't open menu in apps without a menu button or physical key [duplicate]

My device doesn't have a physical menu button, and the app that I'm using doesn't have one of the menu buttons that users can click (the three dots). How can I open the app's menu without a menu ...
4
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1answer
2k views

Simulate missed call from ADB shell

On the ADB shell, I run the command adb -s <serial_number> shell am start -a android.intent.action.CALL -d tel:123456 to place a call on my testing device. It works great. But I also want to ...
0
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2answers
1k views

can an android device be in danger on a malicious site?

I accidentally went onto a site via Google images and went off after half a second, (the page had been quarter/half loaded. I accidentally hit the undo button and it opened again, and I closed it ...
0
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1answer
4k views

How to edit init.sh file and where is it?

I want to edit init.sh but I can't find it. where is the location of that file ? I want add this to that file: alsa_amixer set PCM 100 unmute
0
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2answers
641 views

replace settings app

After an update I cannot use my settings app it gives an error unfortunately settings app stoped working so reset my phone and now I cant do anything any help on allowing apps from unknown sources ...
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1answer
5k views

Stock Nexus 4 stuck in bootloop

My Nexus 4 suddenly went into bootloop today after getting drained last night. I tried booting into recovery mode, but as it is not rooted or unlocked, fastboot and adb sideload do not work. I want ...
0
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0answers
31 views

Enabling adb via recovery mode [duplicate]

I'm using a HTC One S (Ville C2) with TWRP as the recovery image, however I currently cannot see anything on the screen because the screen is cracked. I'm trying to recover the data inside the phone ...
2
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0answers
2k views

How can I root my Orange Hi 4g (ZTE Blade Apex 2)?

I search a lot can I can't find any useful method to root the ZTE Blade Apex 2. Someone says that the bootloader is unlocked. Is that true? If it's true, can I install CyanogenMod using the ...
0
votes
1answer
987 views

How do I get text messages from broken Samsung Fame [duplicate]

dropped phone grrr. Screen cracked, it lights up but, I can't swipe the screen. I have linked to Kies, got my Contacts over, But, I can't seem to find Texts/sms. Any help greatly appreciated. Sue ...
0
votes
1answer
933 views

How do I install a custom recovery on a Note 3 from OS X?

I have a Note 3. I want to install CyanogenMod on it, so I will need a custom recovery. My computer is OS X. http://wiki.cyanogenmod.org/w/Install_CM_for_hlte says: If you've applied the 4.4.x ...
0
votes
1answer
932 views

Play Store not installed error

I had the Play Store App on my Android running Jellybean. The icon still shows on my main screen, but I can't find it in my apps folder. When I tap the icon I get an App not installed error message. ...
0
votes
2answers
3k views

Error - Insufficient storage - Nexus 7

Device: Nexus 7 (2013 WIFI) ROM: AOKP_FLO_KITKAT_NIGHTLY_2014-07-31 Rooted: Yes Recovery: TWRP (Not sure if this is needed) I am posting this because I recently started getting "insufficient storage"...
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1answer
3k views

Change the screen size and dpi

Is there a way to make Android think it has a different screen size and dpi than what was programmed in its factory settings? I'm asking because we bought a 7-inch tablet recently, and its interface ...
0
votes
1answer
6k views

Bootloader unlocked [duplicate]

Rooted samsung galaxy s4 using odin& CF Auto root. Then flashed CWM using rom manager. Now I can go to CWM recovery mode (using power+volume up+ home) . I can get NAndroid backup. Does this mean ...
0
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1answer
28 views

New Nexus 4 download issue

I try to save a .mp3 attachment from an email in hotmail.com. it loops and drained my battery. It continues to loop even phone restarts. I forced it to stop via download manager. is it only my phone ...
1
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0answers
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How to configure VPN using pcf profile and custom certificate

I want to connect the VPN of my university with my Android device. My university provides a .pem certificate, a .pcf profile and instructions how to set up the vpn connection under a "normal" GNU/...
0
votes
3answers
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HTC One Messages app extremely slow, but just when I text one person!

My friend (who texts me a lot of pictures of his kids) sent me a barrage of pictures and one video. Ever since then, texting him is excruciatingly slow. These things happen: Just getting our text ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

Download google offline map from PC?

I have an android device that has no internet connection. Is there a way to download a google map for a certain region from my PC, and then copy this map to my android device so that I can use it ...
2
votes
0answers
349 views

Where is the data for S Health stored?

I'm making a personal fitness tracker but I want to grab the days for sleep and heartbeat that gets stored on s health. Where is this stored in the filesystem (maybe an SQL lite db)?
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1answer
712 views

Does having CWM mean bootloader is unlocked?

I flashed CWM using Rom Manager. Does this mean that my Galaxy S4 bootloader is unlocked? I'm using Samsung Galaxy S4 (SGH-I337M) (Canadian Telus)
0
votes
1answer
58 views

Why does phone has 2 different IPs

When I check my IP at whatismyip.com (for example) I cab see my IP is 109.253.X.X. When I type netcfg at the phone's terminal I can see the line rmnet0 UP 10.229.X.X And indeed when I try out ...
0
votes
0answers
98 views

Screen frozen after pattern lock

After random unlock attempts, my screen for Sony Xperia Tipo Dual is locked: I don't have USB debugging enabled data is very important, so hard reset is not an option tried all basic things like ...
0
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0answers
7k views

Samsung Galaxy S3 (i9300) “no network” issue

I bought my phone from a friend and I am the second user. It was rooted and was in modified status (when I checked About->device->status) but working fine and had zero issues. So yesterday I wanted to ...
10
votes
1answer
37k views

Can anyone explain all these Developer Options?

Can anyone explain these developer options? Force GPU rendering Disable non-rectangular clip ops Force 4X MSAA Disable HW overlays What are the possible effects that can be seen in my device by ...
0
votes
1answer
612 views

Is it possible to change Android font in all apps?

Is it possible to change the Android font in all apps, including the keyboard? I have successfully changed the system font, but here and there I find odd fonts, such as in Flipboard and on my keyboard,...
4
votes
2answers
5k views

What's that icon (Oneplus one)?

does anybody know what's the meaning of that icon ? I have a new oneplus one since several days and today this icon appeared in my status bar.
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1answer
3k views

Need to “gift” an app purchased in google play by issuing a refund later. How many days can I wait to refund?

I know Google play still doesn't support gifting of apps but I need to provide one of my clients a free copy. They already purchased it. I am going to refund them later, after they are done using the ...
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votes
1answer
921 views

Safe way to backup whatsapp messages?

I recently had to reset my phone. I had the nightly msgstore.db.crypt7 file, which I fortunately decrypted (and can view in sqlite browser), but whatsapp refuses to restore from it. Maybe it is ...
0
votes
0answers
189 views

How to send one contact address as OSMAnd destination?

My contacts all ahve their address set, and I would like to be able to navigate to their addresses using OSMAnd. Unfortunatly, clicking the "share" button, don't allow me to share that contact using ...
0
votes
1answer
91 views

mobile rooting problem

I am using Samsung GT-S6312. I just rooted my mobile with frama root. I haven't installed any custom firmware, nor a custom recovery. I've got some problem. If I install some apps like Whatsapp, ...
0
votes
1answer
441 views

What is this status bar icon?

Verizon Moto X - Stock - 4.4.4 Only pops up every once in a while...
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2answers
2k views

4.3 Galaxy S4: how do I prevent keyboard backspace from deleting whole word?

I've just updated my Galaxy S4 (T-Mobile, in case that matters) from 4.2.2 to 4.3. Now when using the keyboard (default settings), if I get to the end of a word -- either strictly on my own or via ...
0
votes
2answers
15k views

Bluestack - Can't login to game as keyboard doesn't show

In BlueStacks I'm trying to login to 8 Ball Pool (by Miniclip) but there's no way to type. The android keyboard doesn't show and my pc keyboard is not working at that point of the login. How can I ...
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votes
1answer
327 views

HTC explorer A310e - does it have magnetic sensor?

I want to use any compass app to my HTC explorer A310e model. But i am not sure whether it will work or not? Is it something related to hardware support to have magnetic sensor? And is there any way ...
1
vote
0answers
373 views

Paragon NTFS doesn't work on enforcing mode

I need to mount 2TB SeaGate external HD to my Galaxy S4 LTE, and I'm using Paragon NTFS for that. The app worked when I was still using EchoeROM. I recently switched to Paranoid 4.4.4 and now this app ...
3
votes
4answers
44k views

My whatsapp icon is missing

My WhatsApp icon has recently disappeared from my phone completely. It's neither on the home screen, nor the main menu. When I go to the Google Play store, it shows that it's part of my installed ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

windows 8 - keeps disconnection samsung from computer

I recently upgraded from windows xp to windows 8 and I have a problem with the USB-connection. When I plug-in my samsung galaxy s3 to the computer - a symbol pops-up and the adb-client can comunnicate ...
1
vote
1answer
83 views

Samsung S4 Active turning itself off

I hope this is the right place to ask this question. I'm using a Samsung S4 Active with stock Samsung-branded Android. Since I updated the OS from 4.2.2 to 4.4.2 my phone is sometimes turning itself ...
1
vote
3answers
7k views

How to edit a contact in the “Contacts” app using LG G3

I use the Contacts app with this icon and write something in the search field to find a contact. I click the contacts name and come to this screen: Now, I have found no way to edit the phone ...
2
votes
6answers
42k views

Can't login with Gmail App/Play Store on tablet; Username/Password OK on desktop web browser

I've spent the last 15 or 30 minutes trying to login to the Gmail app and the Play Store on an ASUS TF-101 tablet. During the same time, I've visited a desktop computer, logged out, re-entered the ...
0
votes
1answer
3k views

Heimdall error: Setting up interface failed!

While trying to know the pits available in my phone (Samsung GT-I9082, the Grand Duos) heimdall (in Linux) throwed me this error. What does it mean? How to resolve it?
0
votes
0answers
42 views

Why is hotspot requiring me to go to the settings menu?

I I just click the hotspot app it says checking my subscription status and flashes 'turning hotspot on' but then comes back and does NOT turn the hotspot on. However If I go to Settings -> More ...

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