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After a recent update of the Google Search app (version 3.5 and above), it became possible to enable "Ok Google" from any screen on Android 4.3 and above. Follow these steps: Open Google Search on your phone Go to Settings by either pressing the hardware Menu button if your device has it, or scrolling to the bottom of all cards and tapping three dots, and ...


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You can use Android Device Manager from the web to try finding your device. It can "call" and maybe lock & wipe your device, too. Android Device Manager: https://www.google.de/android/devicemanager


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All you have to do is set the "Automatically set location" or "Allow tracking" off. If neither of those are on and the problem persists, just manually set your location back to where you previously were. That or just set the language on google play books to your language. ANY of those will work. Cheers


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Reflash gapps from recovery. This will install all the necessary google applications that have been deleted. You can find all gapps on Goo.im, you just have to choose the ones relevant to your android version.


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From a security standpoint, it wouldn't hurt to change your passwords. I like LastPass - it keeps track of all my passwords and all I have to keep track of is ONE master key. It plugs in to your browser for quick access to sites. Also, for added security on your Google account, turn on 2-factor (2-step) authentication. It should be under your account ...


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I thought proprietary software can not be distributed alongside a GPLv2 Linux kernel which Android runs on top of. No, the so-called "viral" nature of GPL doesn't apply to things that are merely distributed together: it only comes into play when statically linking GPL and other code into a single binary. Including non-free kernel modules and non-free ...



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