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comment Set up a host to IP mapping in unrooted Android 4.4 tablet
DNS Server is supposed to serve other devices in your network (as the description says, you additionally need to use port-forwarding for that). That always requires those devices (including your Android device) are configured to use it. I didn't use any such DNS server on my Android devices, so I didn't check what exactly needs to be done here; but most likely you need to adjust the DNS entries in your network settings (long-press the WiFi network's entry, chose "Advanced", and adjust the first DNS entry – leave the second as-is for a "backup").
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comment How safe is it to use Aptoide?
Before accusing Aptoide in general, you'd better check which repo you used there, and whether your downloaded apps had a "safety seal" (aka "Trusted stamp"). You obviously don't understand how Aptoide works: by your reasoning, every Windows machine is always full of viruses and other dangerous malware if you didn't safeguard your installation.
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comment How safe is it to use Aptoide?
You should not write something you cannot back up by sources. What you write is like saying "Windows always has viruses", "computer users are hackers", and the like. Have you even read the answer of user64756? There's a curated repository, and there are "private repositories". What comes to the first is controlled by staff – which cannot necessarily said for the latter.
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comment Factory reset: prestigio multipad 7.0 ultra plus tablet pc pmp 36 70b
Thanks for the feedback, Fischer! So my pointer might prove even more helpful then :)
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comment Lollipop keyboard, centre word is suggestion not current word
Looks like a screenshot would really be helpful. The question already has 3 votes for being "unclear what's asked" ;) And yes, if 5.0 changed anything here, I have no experience with it (not having any 5.x device).
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comment Lollipop keyboard, centre word is suggestion not current word
I've never doubted that. But if it always selects the other one automatically, that usually means the one you've typed is not "known" to the dictionary. Not sure what it should have to do with the Wikileaks Task Force, though – or what should the first 3 letters refer to? ;)
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comment Lollipop keyboard, centre word is suggestion not current word
And you can clear the dictionary. Or add the other word to it (the one you want to be used: Just type it once and confirm it twice).
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comment WiFi free tracking
You could also stick a mini-sender to its case :) Honestly: how should that work, without any network?
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comment Are GPS coordinates determined via data transfer?
You must distinguish between "GPS location" and "network location" here (and probably also cell-based location, depending on implementation). If e.g. GPS cannot get a lock, and you have the others turned off, you might be "left without position", so to speak. Check the question Andrew marked already (and its answers), it's explained pretty well there.
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comment Swapping Android S3 phones
Now it's no longer unclear, but – unfortunately for you – still off-topic as "Android independent device question": it has nothing to do with Android, just with your provider (Verizon) and how it deals with the situation. // Basically, the answer is easy to find: Try it, what to lose? ;)
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comment Factory reset: prestigio multipad 7.0 ultra plus tablet pc pmp 36 70b
So basically, the answer is "somewhere else"? Mind to enlighten us with some basic outline at least (as that's how this site works)? ;) Thanks in advance!
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comment Factory reset: prestigio multipad 7.0 ultra plus tablet pc pmp 36 70b
That looks like an XY problem: what you really want is not a factory-reset, but passing by that lock, right? So I've just added the locked-out tag to your question; in its tag-wiki you can find some first-aid and links to useful related questions (I know your issue is solved by the accepted answer, so count this a hint for others coming across your post).
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comment “There was a problem communicating with Google servers. Try again later”
Lacking rep to comment himself, user40849 asks for clarification: Is your device rooted?
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comment “There was a problem communicating with Google servers. Try again later”
That's what Ryan meant by using comments to ask for clarification. Without that, it's nothing but a "shot in the dark". I can confirm on a rooted device that could be the cause (I had it that way already with some custom ROM). But even if, your post is lacking details: what to look for? what actions to take? Not everybody is familiar with those files. // TL;DR: I agree with Ryan this should be a comment. As you lack the corresponding rep, I will copy it for you and mark your post for deletion.
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comment Setting any e-mail accout in Android
I'd say "try and see". It is possible to register a Google account with any mail address (I did that). When logged in with that in the web browser, Play just shows me I have "no devices" (as I didn't setup any device with that account). I guess accessing Google Play should work with it, but I didn't try. Some other Google services might have issues, though – e.g. the device manager even has when using @googlemail.com instead of @gmail.com addresses, which many people in Germany experienced (gmail.com wasn't available there initially).
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comment Setting any e-mail accout in Android
Mine doesn't. It doesn't even have any Google apps on it. It runs CyanogenMod, so yes, it's an Android device. Amazon's Kindle devices run a customized Android version as well, and do not necessarily ship with Google apps. So that's no answer. When asked about the service (Google Play Store), the device is not the point: I've registered a non-Google mail address and can access the Playstore with it (it just says "no device connected with this account", as I didn't register any with it). Didn't try to install apps with it, but guess it should work.
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comment How do I regain access if there is no recovery partition?
I've just added the locked-out tag to your question. As this topic pops up quite frequently here, we've setup some first-aid in its tag-wiki which you might wish to check.
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comment Jelly bean netbook keyboard not responding
It might help to know what led to the situation. Was it working before? If so, what were the last things you remember having done that might have caused (or at least affected) the issue? What keyboard are you talking about: Soft keyboard, or a bluetooth keyboard? In the former case: have you tried a different keyboard app, and does it work?
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comment Internal Storage size is less than
See also: Internal storage, phone storage and SD card and Why does my phone show less storage than it's supposed to? – for a short answer, TimoS is absolutely right :)
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comment What is “Android Night Mode”, what triggers it, and what are the consequences?
And that theming stuff is what I've wondered about. To me, it makes no sense binding that to "time", but rather to light conditions. So I was wondering what that night-mode stuff could be useful for. Currently it rather looks to me like "some fancy thing without real use" – so why would that be built into Android's core? For the Google Maps example I already mentioned the "tunnel"; passing such is not depending on daytime or night, so I take that rather as a theming thing using the same term, but not the same "feature".