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How to do backups and updates properly with full device encryption?

I think about the following use cases: 'Perfectly' reverse encryption without losing settings Update ROMs. Even if /system, /data, /sdcard (internal) are encrypted Low level Backups with CWM. When ...
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Send Audio to Two A2DP Bluetooth Devices Simultaneously

I was pleasantly surprised to see that I can pair & connect my Nexus One with two identical NoiseHush N550 Bluethooth headsets simultaneously. Unfortunately however, only one of them (always the ...
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Navigation Voice is not changing

Hi I have got Samsung Galaxy S4 Active. I have downloaded Samsung's high quality British English TTS engine and set it as "Preferred TTS engine" From Settings -> MyDevice -> Accessibility -> ...
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Is full device encryption possible on LG Optimus L5 II (LG-E460)?

After starting the encryption process from within the Device Policy Manager for Google Apps the device will reboot, and immediately get stuck on the boot loader while happily displaying the LG logo ...
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Lost pictures on Samsung Galaxy S3 internal memory

I just hooked my Samsung Galaxy S3 up to my PC via USB to transfer some photos from one folder to another on the device itself. Well, the USB cable got accidentally unplugged during the process, and ...
5
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307 views

Any way to get Wi-Fi to auto-connect only to hotspots that don't require a captive portal sign-in?

Often, as I'm walking and using the internet, I'll walk by a Starbucks and my phone will auto-connect to attwifi (which is free, but requires that I open my browser and confirm). I lose internet ...
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How do I prevent the Browser and Dolphin HD from deleting old history entries?

So I've noticed that for both the default browser and for the Dolphin HD browser, all the history entries get deleted when you go beyond a certain number of pages visited. Does anyone know how I can ...
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Disabled app notifications getting automatically re-enabled

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 running Android 4.3. There's an app I use frequently, but don't want notifications from. Under "App info" I unchecked "Show notifications", and initially this does dismiss ...
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How to export SSL certificate from Android, Chrome

I have a Nexus 5 with the latest Android 4.4.2. Using Chrome I registered on . They use client certificates to authenticate the user. I installed the certificate and could successfully use the site ...
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802.11s mode availability on Android?

Are there any Android devices with wifi chipsets that support the IEEE 802.11s mesh networking standard? Note the question is not about ad hoc mode but mesh mode support, specifically the 802.11s ...
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417 views

Is it possible to permanently disable CSS on Android browsers?

Is it possible to permanently disable CSS on Android browsers like Firefox, Dolphin, Chrome and Opera? I want the browsers to completely ignore any stylesheet rule. Can this be achieved with the ...
4
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479 views

IR Receiver for Android Device

Assuming I already have a USB IR receiver and WMC remote as well as an Android device with a USB port, what is the best way to go about controlling the Android device with the remote after plugging in ...
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Stock e-mail client (Nexus 4) not synchronizing to IMAP SSL account since 4.2.2 update

I have my school's e-mail account being checked via IMAP SSL/TLS on port 993. It is an Exchange mailbox but I did not want to to use MAPI and have my device "managed" by the school. Anyhow, this ...
4
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184 views

Send shift+enter to facebook comment field?

What would be the easiest way to allow me to send shift-enter to Facebook comment field from my Nexus 10, to write multi-paragraph comments? The built-in keyboard doesn't seem to be able to do this.
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351 views

Add users not showing in Jelly Bean 4.2 on TF300

I have a Asus T300. After upgrading to 4.2 I added 3 users for my children. I need to add one more. At my owner account it is not showing add users any more. Does anyone know why?
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395 views

How can I boost the mic level of my Bluetooth headset?

When I make calls with my Bluetooth headset, often the person on the other end of the line complains that I am too quiet and it's difficult to hear me. How can I boost the level of my Bluetooth ...
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442 views

Is continuous focus a 4.0-only feature?

The http://www.android.com/about/ice-cream-sandwich/ page details that Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich" introduced two interesting features for Camera: “continuous focus” and “zero ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 not booting up, just shows ”Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-19300” black screen

This morning I woke up to my Samsung Galaxy S3 which just “hung” during the start-up screen with the white text “Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-19300” on a black background. It never comes to the “Enter ...
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Incorrect Read Receipt generated by default mail app on Android 4

The default mail app on Android 4 seems to generate incorrect Read Receipts. Here is the case: User ORIGINATOR sends email (using any mail client software), with request for Read Receipt (SMTP ...
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Why does my calendar always open to the wrong date?

I'm using the native calendar app that came installed on my HTC Sensation. No matter which view I use (one day, week, month, or agenda) it always opens to a date about two weeks in the past. Even when ...
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Is it possible to limit the list of contacts in WhatsApp?

Today, I installed WhatsApp, and I know that it wants to upload my complete contact list to its servers to see who else has WhatsApp, so it can create a contact list. I don't like this, and I prefer ...
4
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722 views

TeamViewer QuickSupport on Jelly Bean

Currently the TeamViewer QuickSupport v7.0.640 doesn't run on Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (N7100). This is not a hardware problem but a problem with various devices running on Android 4.1.1 The problem ...
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Calling causes freeze

I own a Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100, currently running Android 4.0.3 XWLP7, rooted. My problems however started even before rooting the phone. The problem is that whenever I try to call someone, there is ...
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University network crashes phone

At my college the Wi-Fi uses WPA2 Enterprise to secure the connection. I log in with a username and password. My phone (LG Optimus Elite, Android 2.3.7) successfully connects to the network, and I can ...
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Galaxy S2 SPH-D710 Exchange ActiveSync Settings & Mail Disappear? 4.0.4 Sprint

I have a user with a Samsung Galaxy S2, 4.0.4 on Sprint. She said she took her son to senior photos and when she got back to her truck with her phone sitting on the console, all the Exchange Server ...
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Can Android devices access an iOS file system via USB-OTG?

Using an OTG cable, Stickmount, and Root Explorer, I can view files on my USB flash drives with my Android device. On Windows, it's possible to view an iOS device's filesystem using programs such as ...
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Choppy playback of HD video on Jellybean

I run Jellybean on my Galaxy Nexus, and ever since I switched from ICS I've started getting choppy playback of HD video. I used to be able to watch 720p video without any problem in MX Player. If I ...
4
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HTC One X IMAP marking emails as read

I've synced my yahoo account to my HTX one X's mail client using IMAP which syncs regularly every 15 minutes, however if i've not looked at the phone for a while the email will mark itself as read and ...
4
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646 views

Skype integration with the native contacts?

I tried adding Skype information to my contacts and there's a gray circle showing up beside the Skype username. I can then deduce that it is indicating my contact as offline. However, there seems to ...
4
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489 views

Wi Fi Sleep policy doesn't work on Galaxy Mini

Set the WiFi Sleep policy as 'never' but when my new Galaxy Mini is in sleep mode wi-fi is turned off. I tried with a few apps like 'Keep WiFi' without success. Is anybody out there who actually got ...
4
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750 views

Issue syncing Exchange 2003 account email after ICS update

After upgrading to ICS on my Samsung Galaxy S2, I no longed receive e-mail from one of the Exchange accounts configured in the stock e-mail app. The Exchange 2010 account works fine. The Gmail ...
4
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Gmail notifications aren't working as expected

Gmail notification doesn't work correctly for me. I think it happened after the latest Gmail application upgrade. I tried to clear Gmail data and cache, but to no avail. I get new email ...
4
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Battery life in Samsung Galaxy 3

I recently updated my Samsung Galaxy 3 to Android 2.2 . After the update my fully charged battery dies in just 3 hours(without any use) and around 1 hour if I use it (talking,browsing etc). I am using ...
4
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How to disable manufacturer logo in uboot

I have an Android tablet and I want the manufacturer logo not to display on powering up. It has something to do with the uboot-*.bin in NAND flash memory. The logo is stored in the bin file in GUNZIP ...
3
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How does Samsung implement SD card encryption?

My android device just stopped working. I still have my SD card, but all data in it is encrypted. Encryption has been performed at file level, so I have the directory structure and filenames in plain ...
3
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SMS sent contains text from other SMS

I sent an SMS and my contact received only part of the message I sent, to which some text I sent to another contact, a few months ago, was appended. I have proof it happened twice, but here is what it ...
3
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Can I restore a deleted site to the Chrome search homepage?

Whenever I start Chrome, I get presented with a Google Logo, search bar and a grid of recent sites that I visited. This picture isn't from my phone, but you should get the idea: One day I ...
3
votes
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Can I find out WHEN a Rom\ recovery was installed?

I have purchased a totally new phone (G2) and when I got it, it was already with a custom ROM with SU and a clockwork recovery. I have a receipt from the purchase with date and time. I need to be able ...
3
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271 views

Possible to disable LG Cliptray?

My LG G2 (and I assume other LG phones) have a "Cliptray" which replaces the clipboard with one where you can access the history. I'd like to remove this function as 1Password cannot remove copied ...
3
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0answers
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Phantom device showing on Google Play

I was going to install an app to my device from Google Play on my desktop, when I noticed a "No carrier Samsung GT-N7000" in my device list: (the Nexus 7 is mine) Apparently this device is the ...
3
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0answers
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How do I prevent my phone from waking up when I slide out the keyboard?

I have a Motorola Droid 4 which has a slide-out keyboard. The problem is, the sliding action takes very little force, and if the phone is in my pocket, just simply walking can cause the slider to ...
3
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How can I copy a NFC badge to my (rooted) Android phone for Daily Usage

For the Cafeteria a school we have NFC badges with which we pay meals or drinks. I was wondering how is it possible to have the card on my phone? I lost it 5 times last year. I've tried to copy the ...
3
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0answers
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Disable “Enjoy your app!” popup

Every now and then, after installing or updating an app from the Play Store, a popup with the following text appears: Enjoy your app! If you ever forget your password, we can help you restore ...
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Possible Soft-Brick Fix for my Galaxy S4

So, prior to my stupidity, I made a system.img dump via dd However, after my stupidity (tried flashing some lib files....), I am now stuck with only stock recovery mode, or download mode. How can I ...
3
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0answers
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Does Android's implementation of SELinux's M.A.C. inhibit apps with root privileges from accessing other app's data?

Starting with Android 4.4 SELinux's MAC is enforced. Does this mean that if an app somehow can get installed and exploit the kernel to get root privileges, that MAC will still prevent that app with ...
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How can I make Windows remember my Galaxy S3

Whenever I tether my Galaxy S3 to my laptop, using the built-in functionality from the Network Settings, Windows considers it a completely new connection: It labels the network "Network X" (with X ...
3
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0answers
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Large difference in battery discharge, when Nexus 7 is on and off

My father got a brand new Google Nexus 7 II (2013) LTE tablet few weeks ago. Ever since first use, he was complying about battery discharge rate. Few days ago, I did some measures and I'm quite ...
3
votes
0answers
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Disable full screen view in Google Play Books

On my 2013 Nexus 7, the Google Play Books app makes use of the new full screen feature in Android 4.4 KitKat to hide the system bars when the app is in use. This adds nothing useful to the experience, ...
3
votes
0answers
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list phone numbers by date added, other attributes

Is there a way to list phone numbers and contacts by date added, perhaps even location they were added in like if you travel alot and meet people along the way? Seems like a fairly simple feature in ...
3
votes
0answers
327 views

Can you change the runtime on an encrypted phone (KitKat)?

Nexus 5 owner here. Basically, I encrypted my phone a while back while on Dalvik Runtime and recently wanted to give ART a try again (to check app compatibility). The problem is that when I set ...

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