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GPS is automatically turned-off when not in use by apps. That said, apps can use GPS even if they work in background. So, I guess that your concern should be checking the apps that use GPS in the background, rather than turning it off completely.


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Wow, after a year of searching I finally have my own answer. I don't know why, but my unit would never update from 4.2.2. Any time I tried checking for an update, I would just get a "failed" message. I found these instructions for manually updating to 4.4 (KitKat) and that worked as well as introduced the previously-missing Users menu!


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I resolved the issue and it was because of the reason that I wasn't using SIM card


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Not sure if this works for all notifications, or 4.x as originally asked, but I am using Lollipop (5.0.2) and just double-tapped a notification (from Google Play Store, about not being able to update an app because of insufficient storage space). It came up as a dialog box with the full text.


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I wrote a TamperMonkey / GreaseMonkey script to accomplish this, which works by encoding the contact details on a friend's "about" page into a google-goggles-scannable QR code. It's not as convenient as the (missing) ability to do a bulk export/import or sync, but seems to be the best option under the circumstances. The TamperMonkey script is here on ...


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As mentioned in another answer, on devices that use FUSE for SD card emulation (such as modern Nexus devices), only root can change timestamps of files in /sdcard. Since things like MTP and ADB don't run as root, you can't preserve the timestamps with these methods. However, if your device is rooted, you can fix the timestamps with a separate step ...



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