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The general android behavior is to pause the application when you switch to some other app. It shouldn't cause data loss. In case the app is closed/killed by the OS while in background, it gives the app the option to save data in it's APIs. If an app is using this proper/recommended way, then it can resume altogether without any data loss, i.e. you can ...


Although there is not a general solution for remotely launching apps, here is a solution that applies to your situation: First, install AndroidLost from the online Google Play Store. this is the app you can use to control/wipe/access info about your lost device, yadayada Give it a little time to install to your device, then install AndroidLost Jumpstart ...


If GPS accuracy is enough for you, Plan B is just what you need. You can remotely install it via the Play Store web interface and it activates automatically, sending the phone's coordinates to your primary Google account. However, it can't play sounds on your device to help you narrow the location further.


Assuming that you haven't changed the default triggers for the app, you can simply text your phone from another device with: findme to get your phone to send you GPS information about it's location ringaloud to get your phone to send you GPS information about it's location and to ring out loud at full volume. Sourced from their instructions page.


If you're careful - risk is minimal. I do say minimal because there is no 0 risk! Let's split this in parts. Installing custom recovery: Higher risk because now you're overwriting the recovery partition of the phone. If you're in the process of overwriting and your phone shuts off, the recovery part may get corrupted. Will your phone brick though? Maybe, ...


In my ICS (on LG Swift hardware) the switch to "ring" profile occured on every answered call during daytime. Somebody else at Polish LG forum complained about switching to "quiet" at night. SOLVED: After some reading and a simple experiment I found that it is the system app to switch profiles for the nighttime (settings->sounds->"silence time" in my LG). ...


If you can find an original stock ROM for your device (I assume your device is not rooted etc.), or any fitting custom ROM (in case it is rooted etc.), you could factory-reset your device and then flash that ROM. See Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device? for available ROM sources.


Software updates are released by the mobile network of the device as well as the device manufacturer. It normally goes like this: Google release a new Android version. Manufacturers take this new Android version and modify it to work on their devices. Manufacturers test the version, and push it out to unlocked devices first via desktop software update and ...

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