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  • Android Activist since 2010
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comment Recover Android profile?
That's no hindrance (if you refer to the "non-rooted" part, which just means "no root required" – not "non-working with root ;) You can use adb backup selectively even. Only precondition: USB Debugging must be enabled on the device...
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comment Specifications Android Smartphone
Welcome to Android Enthusiasts! This site is for users of Android, which means that questions about development/programming are off-topic here (see the What topics can I ask about here?). Development questions are on-topic on our sister site Stack Overflow. You might also wish to consult Where can I ask questions that aren't Android Enthusiast questions? for a fitting place to your question.
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comment Recover Android profile?
Worth a look in this context: Full Backup of non-rooted devices together with Partial adb restore, also Backup and restore Android Settings and Application through ADB and our backup tag-wiki in general ;)
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comment Unfortunately launcher has stopped warning throws when unlock the x touch tablet
A "generic approach" to that kind of trouble is to boot into recovery, and "wipe cache" (no data loss, it's just "temp files"). Sometimes things get messed up there, so cleaning cache solves it. Have you tried that? Did it help?
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comment How do I install Play Store on my HCL Me tablet?
A look into our fine google-play-store tag-wiki will answer your question, pointing e.g. to How can I install the Google Apps Package (Play Store, …) on my Android device?.
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comment I'm seeing duplicated images and videos on Gallery
@Boris_yo "constantly reoccuring" after having applied above "fix"? And with exactly the described locations? Then the only explanation I could offer is a buggy media scanner. No idea how to fix that (apart from a software-update, if available, which might fix it).
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comment Play Store not installed error
That's not even a factory-reset (but a hard-reset only) – but glad it worked out! For your storage issues, start with our insufficient-memory tag-wiki ;)
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comment Install Android-x86 in Virtualbox VM, then root it
Sure, if /system is read-only. On install you can decide to have it read/write by default (which is what I did), makes things easier. You can also mount -o remount,rw /system to make it writeable. You might also wish to check first whether Superuser.apk does already exist, before you try installing it (I don't remember if I needed to install it or if it already was there).
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comment Install Android-x86 in Virtualbox VM, then root it
I've got 4.0 (ICS) running in a VM. It has /system/xbin/su as well as /system/app/Superuser.apk, the latter being for the apps part. Never checked 4.4, but doesn't it have these as well?
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comment Android- Kindly Anyone fix this Analog Clock Issue
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comment Install Android-x86 in Virtualbox VM, then root it
If you're talking about Android-x86 in VirtualBox: It usually comes with root access. Except for the 4.3 image, which I also failed to get root access on. You might wish to try a different image then.
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comment get contactlist of my samsung galaxy via adb pull-command
Your question is quite mixed-up. It's true: you cannot do this "pull" without root access. So you might instead want to know how to root your device (see the rooting tag-wiki for a starter).
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comment Play Store not installed error
That sounds really strange: never heard about any malware being able to hide entries in settings! The only "remedy" I can think of is a complete factory-reset then. Though with the menu alteration I'm almost afraid that malware got root-access and might have made itself a system app, in which case a factory-reset wouldn't help; in that case, all that's left is to flash the system with a stock or custom ROM.
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comment replace settings app
Try booting into recovery mode. There, chose "Wipe Cache" (and yes, that's possible without root or custom recovery). With a custom recovery, you could additionally "Wipe Dalvik Cache". Sometimes cache gets screwed up and causes trouble like that, wouldn't be the first time wiping it solved the issue. // Ooops, crossed your post. If you already tried a factory reset, cache wiping wouldn't help either as it's part of it :(
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comment Play Store not installed error
That's unlikely. Playstore is installed as a system app, so without root access it cannot be really removed. However, you might have picked some malware which is interfering. You're sure it's not even listed in the app-list in settings – either in alphabetical order, or at the end of the list? Another place to check is whether some app made it into the device-manager (also in settings). If there's something in you wouldn't expect, that might be your culprit.