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Which program allows remote management of Android devices?

I have 50 Android tablets. I want to be able to control from a central place the following things on the devices: General settings like date-time, unlock method, display sleep time etc; Chrome ...
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1answer
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How to perform a full system dump/backup with a broken screen?

So, yesterday my phone took a serious tumble. It is now essentially useless, as the screen either fails to turn on, or when it does, there is nothing useful to see (just lines of primary colors, ...
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5answers
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What actually happens when you swipe an app out of the recent apps list?

The recent apps list in Ice Cream Sandwich added the ability to swipe apps out of the list, thereby dismissing them permanently (and as far as I know this is a vanilla function, not a CM/custom ROM ...
23
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3answers
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Is there a way to look inside and modify an adb backup created file?

I created a backup of my Galaxy Nexus with adb backup. The resulting file is named backup.db and it's somehow encrypted. I wanted to restore the backup, but it stops when it comes to restoring ...
16
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6answers
2k views

How can I find a lost phone or help people return it?

I'm looking for an app like Where's My Droid to help locate a lost device. Ideally I'm hoping there is one that might have two specific features: The ability to display a message to the screen to ...
17
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3answers
3k views

How can I get the Android Market installed on my Kindle Fire?

There are a couple of apps I'd like to install that aren't available in Amazon's store. Is there a way I can get the normal Android Market app set up on this thing, so I can get apps (and updates for ...
25
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5answers
46k views

How can I use my Galaxy Nexus as an external USB storage drive?

I just got the Galaxy Nexus and learned that it does not support USB Mass Storage mode. It only supports MTP and PTP. I regularly use my phone as a USB flash drive at work so this is a problem. I ...
21
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3answers
135k views

Where on the file system are SMS messages stored?

Where in the file system are SMS messages stored? I'm using ES File Explorer to browse around but can't seem to find this - is it on the phone or the SD, and where? I have an HTC Wildfire but I ...
29
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7answers
28k views

How to quit Skype on Android?

I'm using the newly released market version of Skype on my ADP1 running CyanogenMod 6.0. I can't seem to quit the Skype program. There doesn't seem to be any mechanism for signing out of Skype once ...
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7answers
41k views

How do I change the name of my Android device?

My Android device is the Nexus One. But this should apply to all current Android devices. How do I change the name of my Android device? When I connect to my wireless router's client tables, my ...
20
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3answers
3k views

Other than portability, are there any other advantages (or disadvantages) to storing apps on external storage?

Are there any particular advantages/disadvantages to storing apps on the external storage of an Android device? As I have a Nexus S, I can't think of advantages for me as I can't remove the storage, ...
8
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1answer
6k views

What's the difference between a service and a broadcast receiver?

I keep hearing about services and broadcast receivers. What's the difference between them, and how do they affect the operation of my Android phone from my point of view?
8
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1answer
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How to change the (permanent) MAC address on my android phone?

In the past months, I've got 2 Chinese Android cells (Froyo) based on MTK6515. They work fine but we started having lot of trouble attempting access to internet, and after a while I found out that ...
2
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1answer
6k views

How to Install Android Apps to the SD Card by Default

I am following this tutorial for moving apps to sd card. How to Install Android Apps to the SD Card by Default But My Default Location is not changing. And My Phone Memory is full and unable to ...
17
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2answers
29k views

What's the difference between an AOSP ROM and a stock ROM?

I'd like to know what's the difference between these two. What are the Advantages or Disadvantages of using a AOSP ROM vs a Stock ROM? Is it just the Theme/Skin/UI and Bloatware that's different or ...
14
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6answers
19k views

How to remove corporate settings?

My DroidX just got upgraded to 2.3.15 (android version shows 2.2) over the air. After the upgrade the phone forced me to set a pin number. The phone is not currently connected to an Exchange server, ...
12
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2answers
64k views

Why can't I install apps when I have enough storage?

In "Settings" > "SD card & phone storage settings" under "Internal Phone Storage" it lists "Available Space" as 13.78MB. I'm trying to install an app that is 2.38MB. Why do I get the ...
11
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6answers
3k views

How can I customize the list of services that pops up when I choose to “share” something in an app?

Many apps give you the option to "Share" whatever it is you are looking at (or watching or listening to). This usually manifests in the form of a popup list of services that include: Gmail, Facebook, ...
11
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4answers
9k views

How can I buy apps from unsupported countries?

What can you do if you are located in a country that still does not support paid apps? Please include solutions for non-rooted users as well.
12
votes
1answer
7k views

How to install apps which are targeted for another country? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I circumvent regional restrictions in the Android Market? I'd like to install an app from the Market which is limited to the USA (specifically Google Music). ...
12
votes
5answers
5k views

How can I reliably screen or block callers on a number-by-number basis?

Last night I got a telemarketing call on my Verizon Droid X. I was horrified, to say the least. I absolutely do NOT want telemarketers wasting my time and minutes with their B.S. I looked into ...
12
votes
2answers
752 views

I checked 'use as default' when choosing the default launcher, but now I can't start ADW.Launcher any more

I installed ADW.Launcher on my Galaxy S running Froyo (2.2) to check it out. When it was installed, every time I pressed the 'home' button, I got a choice which launcher to start. In the end I found ...
12
votes
6answers
5k views

Is there a way to customize vibrate patterns?

Like many people my phone is most of the time in silent/vibrate mode. I was wondering if there's a way to assign different vibration patterns for different notifications, just like we do for ringtones ...
9
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6answers
47k views

How can I install .jar files on my Android?

I downloaded some 3D games, unzipped them and got .jar files. How can I use these in Android? I have a Galaxy S running 2.1.
8
votes
2answers
795 views

What is involved in installing Android onto a device?

I just picked up a Viewsonic G-Tablet. It's got killer hardware specs and is running Android 2.2 but it's barely usable because of this terrible TapUI that's crippling the device. I have been ...
5
votes
3answers
18k views

How can I control both volume and track skip on my Android device from my headphones?

How can I control both volume and track skip on my Android device from my headphones? I.e with a set of headphones having 3 buttons Button 1: Volume + Button 2: Play/Pause/Skip Forward/Skip Backward ...
20
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3answers
8k views

Can I re-install a purchased app from Google's Play Store?

I've successfully purchased an app from the Market via my Android phone. It's currently too large for my internal memory (still running 2.1), so can I uninstall it and then re-install it at a later ...
14
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2answers
4k views

When should I start charging my Lithium battery?

The comments in this question say that I shouldn't wait until low battery charge level before I charge, because that reduces battery life (this is contrary to my understanding before that the faster ...
12
votes
1answer
2k views

How can I install vanilla Android on the Kindle Fire?

I just received my Amazon Kindle Fire and since I am not located within the USA I can't use most of services provided Amazon. So I think the best thing for me would be to install a vanilla (custom) ...
10
votes
4answers
26k views

How can I write in a PDF with a tablet and a pen (a.k.a Is there a Xournal alternative for Android)?

There is already a similar question, which is about the Xoom and note taking. But I'd like to ask this in a more general way: Given a tablet (and a pen), how can I write - not just adding notes and ...
9
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6answers
29k views

Is it possible to have multiple instances of the same app (logged in to different accounts)?

Is it possible to have multiple instances of the same app (logged in to different accounts)? Example: I want Instagram A logged in to Account A (personal), and Instagram B logged in to Account B ...
8
votes
1answer
1k views

How can I prevent my Wi-Fi connection from glitching?

Occassionally my Wi-Fi goes into this weird state where the phone "thinks" I'm connected, but the connection simply doesn't work. Apps still seem to think I have connectivity, though they can't ...
8
votes
3answers
51k views

Can I install additional language support (Russian) on HTC Desire HD without rooting?

I bought HTC Desire HD and I want to change UI language to Russian. The issue is that I see in settings only English, German, Italian and French. Is it possible to add other language without rooting ...
1
vote
1answer
5k views

Why I can't scan the Whatsapp QR?

Why I can't scan the Whatsapp QR? I reinstalled Whatsapp I already have the Whatsapp Web Option I put it to scann but it just doesn't scann it. I Installed a QR Scanner app and it works perfectly. ...
1
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1answer
5k views

Android 5.0 Lollipop device not detected via USB

When the device is set to use MTP, neither Windows, nor ADB will detect the device when connect via USB cable. I have tried multiple cables, in multiple USB ports. I have not tried other computers ...
20
votes
4answers
3k views

What causes battery to drain faster than it can charge?

I have a Moto DROID (v1). On a trip from Tyler, TX to DFW airport I had my phone in the car dock and charging. I was using Navigation for directions to the airport and also had Listen running to ...
8
votes
1answer
1k views

How to remove this sliding app section?

A couple of weeks ago a sliding app section appeared on my home-screen. I have no idea how it got there, and no clue on how to disable/remove it. I tried all I could on the homescreen, to no luck. ...
8
votes
2answers
27k views

How to unlock device when I forgot my password?

I've read Recovering from forgotten lock pattern which states that there is an option to disable the lock using my Google account information. However I did not noticed such an option when I entered ...
8
votes
1answer
4k views

Is there an official Android “Google” ROM?

So I have an old unlocked phone and I'd like to load up my own OS. I've seen some mods out there. CyanogenMod seems to be the most popular. However, I was curious if I could just install a pure ...
5
votes
6answers
27k views

Google play fails to install application with RPC:S-5:AEC-0

Someone has reported me that he cannot install or upgrade applications on Google Play. It fails with error RPC:S-5:AEC-0 What does that mean? How to fix this?
5
votes
3answers
756 views

Are there any good firewalls available?

Does the android platform have any firewall application?
4
votes
4answers
616 views

Why is it that Android still can't be installed as regular OS? [duplicate]

Are there any technical or others reasons why Android is still a firmware and not an OS which can be just installed without a lot of hassle? Why there is no universal image which could detect ...
4
votes
2answers
3k views

How can I tell what is really draining my battery?

I know that by going to Settings > About Phone > Battery Use, I can get some idea of the applications that are using up the most of my battery. I see things like "Cell standby", "Phone idle", ...
4
votes
2answers
10k views

Is There iPhone App Emulation App On Android?

Most apps are made for iPhone but i would like to know if there is still a way to make iPhone apps work on Android? Emulator maybe?
3
votes
1answer
2k views

Are there any stats of Android version distribution by region?

The dashboard shows global distribution, and I wonder if there's a way to find out the difference in Gingerbread distribution between say, India and Europe.
3
votes
2answers
56k views

How to unlock and root a Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray ST18i with 4.1.B.1.13

I searched it a while and found some articles regarding rooting the Xperia Ray but I couldn't understand them easily. So I want help from you geeks who can give me the lighted way with simple steps to ...
16
votes
5answers
76k views

My Samsung Galaxy S front-facing camera doesn't work in camera app, Gtalk or Skype — How can I use it?

One of the reasons I brought my Samsung Galaxy S was because it has a front facing camera. However I have found since buying it: Camera app can't use it Gtalk doesn't support video calling on ...
4
votes
2answers
29k views

What is the difference between system memory and internal storage?

I am using LG Optimus L3. When I look into the app manager, there is a system memory of 157MB and an internal storage of 1GB. I can't install all the apps on internal storage. It's something like ...
4
votes
2answers
6k views

How do I mount a Kindle Fire 10.2.6 on my Linux computer?

I just acquired a newish Kindle Fire, software version 10.2.6. Normally when I plug a Kindle or any USB device into my laptop (running Ubuntu 12.04) I get a popup screen asking me what I'd like to do ...
3
votes
2answers
26k views

How can I use Flash Player now that it's no longer supported?

I know that Adobe Flash Player is discontinued for Android devices, but is there an alternative way to continue using Flash on an Android 2.3 device? I have the apk of Flash Player 10, but I would ...

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