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Why can't music players find my audio files?

On my Nexus 4, there's a folder called /sdcard/Music/ (or just /Music when browsing the phone's storage; Windows 7 calls it Computer\Nexus 4\Internal storage\Music) and I've put a lot of songs in ...
6
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1answer
5k views

How I shutdown Android phone with adb command?

How do I halt an android phone using adb command? I can reboot, but I don't know how to halt. I tried shutdown -k wait command, but it did not work.
6
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2answers
1k views

How to detect who is downloading apk files in background?

At some point in time my Android phone start downloading some .apk files in background. I assume this is doing some of the free apps what I've installed on my new phone from Google Play (I've ...
5
votes
7answers
22k views

Use an Android tablet as a Wacom drawing tablet for a PC?

Since a nice Wacom tablet is a bit pricey, especially for someone like me who doesn't do much graphic editing, I was wondering if it is possible to use a tablet (i.e. my Nexus 7) as a Wacom-esque ...
4
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2answers
3k views

“Red frame” around the screen when starting some apps

Just recently I noticed on my Nexus 7 that when I start some apps - and it's not just those allows to have superuser rights - I can briefly see a "red frame" all around the screen area of the app that ...
4
votes
2answers
526 views

Is there a way to set the screen to auto-lock after more than 30 minutes?

On my GS3 the options for auto-locking range from "immediately" to "30 minutes". Suppose I wanted the auto-lock to happen only after 1 hour - is there any way to do this?
4
votes
1answer
6k views

Non-root methods to mount USB storage devices

From my understanding, one can use StickMount to mount USB Sticks / Thumbdrive. However, StickMount require one to root phone. So, are there ways that I can mount a USB Sticks / Thumbdrive to a ...
4
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1answer
348 views

images blurry in stock browser

How do I disable the automatic zoom-in in stock browser? It makes the images very blurry and eye strain. What I want is small but sharp (which is what opera does)
3
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1answer
7k views

Cannot copy files in recovery mode which made Google nexus S unusable

I have a Google Nexus S, bought last year and it was working fine till last week. It came with Android Ginger Bread, and I rooted the phone and installed several custom ROMs including Cyanogenmod. ...
3
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2answers
405 views

Is there a way to block USSD balance notifications on Android 4.3?

I'm trying out a H20 Wireless SIM on my Nexus 4 running Android 4.3. One annoying feature of this service is that they send a USSD balance notification at the end of every phone call, text message, ...
3
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3answers
1k views

Is there a way to transmit all sound over wifi from my tablet to my pc?

I want to transmit my sound (from youtube, music files on the tablet, etc) from my tablet to my computer. The closest I can get is controlling my library of music on my computer, but I really want to ...
2
votes
5answers
2k views

Confusion about photo-backups Android 4.4

I have a Nexus 5 with Android 4.4.2, but I am confused as to where photos get backed up. First of all, in the Photos app (which is actually part of Google+), there is an option to set up Auto Backup. ...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

Is there a way to sort apps by popularity (number of 'downloads') in the Google Play Store, or otherwise?

Google's Play Store does not sort its 'Top' apps by number of downloads. This prevents you from discovering the true order of which apps people are downloading the most, making you often not know ...
2
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0answers
336 views

Why are all these apps wanting access to Android Services from my Google account?

On HTC one 4.3/5.5 I get a list of about 20 apps asking for permission to Android services. These apps want access to your google account from now on They are requesting permission to: Android ...
2
votes
3answers
429 views

Xperia mini 17i update Android 2.3 to 4.0

I try update Android from 2.3 to 4, using tool Sony PC Companion 2.1. Tool want terminate processes wininit.exe and java.exe. I can't terminate this processes using Far manager and Task manager. When ...
2
votes
2answers
5k views

How do I transfer from HTC SENSE to the computer?

I want to transfer contacts, photos and videos from my HTC SENSE to my computer. Does anyone know how to do this? Thanks
1
vote
3answers
15k views

How to add root permission to some app by myself?

Is there any way that I intentionally grant root permission to some app? Not automatically via SuperSU when a specific app asks for root permission, but in a way to pick an app via some tool and grant ...
1
vote
3answers
46 views

Updating to CM11 - (Status 7) Installation aborted (i9300)

I'm trying to install CM11 onto my Samsung Galaxy S3 (i9300) so I can have the new Google Camera and Chrome Remote Desktop apps. I tried to install initially via the usual update menu, but got an ...
1
vote
2answers
36 views
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History of files sent over Bluetooth?

Does Android keep a history of the files sent via Bluetooth? I didn't see anything like that in the user interface (there's a log of received files, but not sent ones), but maybe there's a hidden log ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

what is error 909 in play store? I am unable to insall any application

When I am downloading any application from play store, I am getting error 909. And I am unable to install any app. So please help me with this issue
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5answers
9k views

Typing/sending text messages using Kies

Does the Kies software allow one to type and send text messages from the PC?
1
vote
2answers
5k views

How can I reset the Play Store content filter pin?

I have forgotten my Google Play Content filter pin and would like to reset it so I can download some apps that are being blocked. Does anyone know how I can reset the pin?
1
vote
4answers
5k views

Installing BusyBox crashes phone

I'm trying to install BusyBox on my rooted stock Droid DNA. Every time I try the normal install, it fails saying that the program can't be installed in /system/bin. If I do the smart install, it ...
1
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0answers
11 views

Permission Request for account <name>@gmail.com

Starting tonight, I started getting notifications that read "Permission requested for account @gmail.com". When I click and hold to go to App Info, it disappears and nothing comes up. When I click on ...
1
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0answers
12 views

Find when an app was released on the google play store

I tried searching for a tool online but couldn't find how you can find out when an android app was first released on the google play store? On google play it just mentions when it was last updated. ...
1
vote
0answers
7 views

Copy Contacts from Blackberry Touch to Galaxy S3 without google sync

Just came across a problem when switching from Blackberry Touch to the Galaxy S3. How can I automatically move the contacts from the old device to the new one without typing it myself? Some one ...
1
vote
2answers
581 views

Can't remount /system in rw

I try desesperately to push an app with adb on the /system/app folder (to install the PlayStore on my low cost tablet). So i tried to remount the /system partition with root rights : mount -o ...
1
vote
1answer
652 views

Just did system update and forgot I had TWRP and root and now the updates changes havent taken affect!

Help! I have just installed the Android 4.3 update on my Nexus 7 which is rooted with a vanilla kernel with TWRP installed. It rebooted after the update and it booted straight into TWRP so I rebooted ...
1
vote
3answers
8k views

Battery drain on Galaxy Note-I after updating to Jelly Bean

I have Galaxy Note-I (N7000), and upgraded to Jelly Bean 4.1 today. The battery drains fast. Do we expect any update from Samsung on the battery drain issue, or do I need to downgrade to ICS?
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vote
3answers
2k views

Sony Xperia U with my Windows XP laptop

I have Windows XP and every time I connect my Xperia U, the computer thinks it a camera. I think it's a driver problem so I found the drivers on the Sony Website, but I'm not sure how to install them? ...
1
vote
1answer
11k views

How to transfer file to internal usb storage on Samsung Note?

I am trying to install a p12 certificate on my Samsung Note. From what I've read, this can be accomplished with: menu->settings->Location and Security->Install from USB Storage (or SDCard storage, ...
1
vote
1answer
541 views

How to work bluetooth with asus eeepad?

Odd question.. How do I get my bluetooth headset to handle the audio/mic for my tablet?
0
votes
1answer
4k views

Nexus 7 (2013) Won't Boot Normally or into Recovery After Attempted Root

So I thought it would be a great idea to try and root my brand new 2013 Nexus 7. After checking out a few tutorials online, I found one for mac, and downloaded the toolkit at: ...
0
votes
1answer
10 views

Battery draining much faster

I have rooted by Huawei Honor 3X using this procedure http://playfuldroid.com/how-to-root-huawei-honor-3x-tutorial/ , but it seems like my battery are draining slightly faster. Should I unroot my ...
0
votes
2answers
137 views

How do I root my Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900V)

Guess I might as well grab this one since it doesn't exist. I listed my specific carrier's model in the question because that's important, however the CW post for rooting states there should only be ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

How to make incoming SIP calls work on Android 4.x?

I have a SIP account which I entered into the "Internet Call Settings" of the native android phone app. I am able to place outgoing SIP calls, but no luck with the incoming ones. I am new to the SIP ...
0
votes
1answer
9k views

Clock / Weather widget does not display on the home screen

I accidentally deleted my clock/weather from my home screen on my Samsung Galaxy S3. I downloaded a new app but when I add it to my home screen it just stays small, when I tap on it it just gives me ...
0
votes
2answers
102 views

mp3 from email to player

I want to download an mp3 from email and listen to it through the google music player. I currently do it through yahoo mail and jelly bean 4.2.2. However after downloading I have to turn off and ...
0
votes
0answers
2 views

Do i have to register a company for free apps on Play Store?

Question says it all. I know if I sell an app I need an account that I need to use with Google and register a company, file taxes for it and so on. But what about free apps? I ask as I just read on SO ...
0
votes
0answers
7 views

Find Address from longitude and latitude without using Wifi ???

Can we find the address from long-lat without poking around internet. i know it can be done using Geocoder class, but it also uses internet. any other method ?
0
votes
0answers
11 views

How do I create a set of complementary Tasker profiles so only one is active at a time?

Can I get a little help setting some Tasker profiles? I am trying to control CPU usage in my S4 I337 based on battery level percentage. So far, I have 90-100%, 75-90% 60-75%, etc profiles setup to ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

Working with two fragments, getting error: Content has view with id attribute 'android.R.id.list' that is not a ListView class [migrated]

I'm writing a little application, with two fragments (one Fragment and one ListFragment) and two layouts (one of them is in one of the fragments). The First fragment is: <ListView ...
0
votes
1answer
13 views

How can I make navigation work again in Google Maps?

For quite some time used google maps and nav on samsung SII android. Many app updates it works fine. Until this week ! Google maps app was updated, and now google maps navigation crashes as soon as it ...
0
votes
0answers
5 views

Removing a phone number from favorite contacts widget

I recently upgraded Android system on my Sony Xperia M cell phone from 4.1.something to 4.3 and it seems that the new system comes with many changed widgets, one of which is Top Contacts widget (not ...
0
votes
0answers
5 views

Android 4.1.2 Settings Subcategory missing

I have a japanese phone (Fujitsu F-02e) and recently I did a factory reset. After the factory reset I found out that the Accounts subcategory is missing. Does anyone have any idea how to get it back? ...
0
votes
1answer
13 views

Facebook on Nexus 4 looks different than on Nexus 5

I have a Nexus 4 and Facebook looks like the picture on the left; while on my Nexus 5, it looks amazing, like the picture on the right (with fixed tap and native Android version): I tried ...
0
votes
1answer
7 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).
0
votes
1answer
7 views

Tab 2 recovering data from hung device

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 stuck on logo screen during reboot. I did go through several threads on this and other sites, and pretty much all of them suggested a factory reset, and not a single one said it ...
0
votes
0answers
5 views

android is upgrading, starting apps boot loop

I have a allview urban tab 7 tablet and it's stuck at this "android is upgrading, starting apps" boot loop. I haven't done anything to it like rooting or installing untrusted 3rd party apps other than ...
0
votes
0answers
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3x4 keypad only types numbers even when in the letter mode is shown

I hope anybody can help me out. Any tips would be very much appreciated! I changed the keyboard input mode from qwerty to 3x4, as I can't manage the small buttons of qwerty. I realize the 3x4 has a ...

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