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  • Android Activist since 2010
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8h
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).
21h
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?
23h
comment Android- Kindly Anyone fix this Analog Clock Issue
Welcome to the 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.
23h
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.
23h
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.
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comment Bootloader unlocked
Shouldn't take too long, give it a few days at max.
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comment Bootloader unlocked
I can't help you with that, Sam. But I strongly suggest to contact staff to get your accounts merged, to avoid duplication you could update your original question then. Might cause some confusion otherwise, with details spread across multiple locations ;)
2d
comment How can I recover data from my android tablet?
Welcome to the Android Enthusiasts! Nice to see you've figured good tags for your question. A hint to get you started: many of them have great tag-wikis containing first-aid and more. Have you checked with the data-recovery tag-wiki already? Please do, and then return to either answer your own question (when solved), or edit it with what you've tried, and where you're stuck. Thanks a lot, and good luck!
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comment How to configure VPN using pcf profile and custom certificate
Is your device rooted? Then it would be possible to add the certificate as "trusted system certificate". Alternatively, you could try a different VPN app.
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comment Bootloader unlocked
No reason to re-post as duplicate. You can always contact staff asking to have that account "merged" into your current one. If you can provide them the registration details (to prove it's yours), they usually do.
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comment Bootloader unlocked
Welcome to the Android Enthusiasts! If you want to add details to your question, please don't do so via comments; you can always edit your question ;) Apart from that: Was that you asking the same question yesterday? CWM installed does it mean bootloader is unlocked?
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comment touchscreen isknownmdmdev error
Welcome to the 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.
2d
comment Change the screen size and dpi
There are several apps dealing with DPI settings (for some examples, be welcome to my list on Display Settings Apps). But to change density, you will need root access.
2d
comment CWM installed does it mean bootloader is unlocked?
Your first comment is exactly what Dan meant: booting into recovery brings you to CWM – so yes, your bootloader seems to be unlocked.
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comment How do I stop Play Store from randomly opening when I'm in other apps?
I second wbogacz in his suspicion. If there're any apps you remember having installed right before this begun, one of those is the most likely "culprit". Same advice then: Try uninstalling it and see whether the trouble is gone. If so, avoid apps from that dev in the future.
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comment Download google offline map from PC?
I can second MANI (though I use a different app as replacement). Google Maps so-called "offline-mode" is rather a very limited fake. Luckily there are plenty of alternatives. For more, you're welcome to check my list on Navigation apps.