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  • Android Activist since 2010
  • Author/translator of multiple Android books

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comment get gps coordinates offline
Sure: Enable GPS. Might take a little to get a fix, but should work without any network support at all.
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comment notifcation bar comes up and interrupts what im doing
Welcome to the Android Enthusiasts! We will need much more information to give good recommendations here. Please edit your question and include at least: The device you're using, Android version it is running, what you're doing when this happens (anything that might be connected to the issue?). Also check and update the tags you've used to match your issue.
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comment Is it possible to use Linux/unix's dd to make an image backup of an android phone with the phone off?
BTW: The answer you've linked to matches your situation pretty well. I've just linked to the wrong post of mine – the one I had in mind was this one made by Joshua. Especially, check this link from the comments for a full guide. If that's an acceptable solution to you, I can post a summary as answer.
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comment Is it possible to use Linux/unix's dd to make an image backup of an android phone with the phone off?
Yuck. Missed that. Just checked the ID in the link, which didn't match – as you linked to the answer directly... My bad, apologies. Shall we leave the comment in, or shall we "cleanup all these comments"?
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reviewed Reviewed Disable google sharing information on android phone, using playstore email.
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comment Disable google sharing information on android phone, using playstore email.
Also, on the Google Dashboard you can revoke access for any of their devices.
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reviewed No Action Needed Moto X 1st gen. microphone does not work in calls but does elsewhere
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reviewed No Action Needed Android 5.0.0 on Nexus 5 stuck on boot logo
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reviewed Reviewed Data still in storage after factory reset
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reviewed Reviewed Is it possible to use Linux/unix's dd to make an image backup of an android phone with the phone off?
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comment Is it possible to use Linux/unix's dd to make an image backup of an android phone with the phone off?
Related: Create a dd image of a Android 4.4.4 for forensics?
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comment Is it possible to use Linux/unix's dd to make an image backup of an android phone with the phone off?
First part is right (with the device turned off, no way). Second part is not the only solution, see my answer here ;)
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reviewed Reviewed Phone doesn't start. USB Debug is off, can't connect pc for recovery
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comment Phone doesn't start. USB Debug is off, can't connect pc for recovery
Could you please edit your question and add a few details: Do you just want to get the device working, or does "recovery" relate to its data as well? What does "not open" mean: how far does the startup process go? Just a "blank screen", or permanent reboots? Please describe the situation as exact as possible, as the right solution depends on this. Thanks!
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comment Phone doesn't start. USB Debug is off, can't connect pc for recovery
Hussain, did you consider that wiping the device is not really the intention of recovering data, as the OP requests possibly? @STAR1B2UTY What Hussain is suggesting is a factory-reset. You might get your phone working that way, but lose all your data.
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reviewed Reviewed Change splashscreen galaxy ace GT-S5830
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reviewed No Action Needed Nexus-5 pulse notification LED wont work after lollipop OTA update
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Wifi Connection without internet access
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on Could not dial on my galaxy tab
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reviewed Close Android Virtual Device