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  • Android Activist since 2010
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comment Bricked chinese android
Not sure I can (I don't know that device). But could you please edit your question to also include the Android version running, and whether you have a custom recovery installed? These facts are needed to chose the right approach.
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comment Bricked chinese android
If you don't have the backup, that might leave you with the option to flash a ROM. Or, with some luck, to try reverting your changes via ADB.
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comment Game won't update: difference between Play Store and manual Install ? (Plants vs Zombies 2)
If your device isn't rooted, but runs Android 4.0 or higher, there's also Helium Backup you could use to backup (and later restore) the app and its data. By default, Helium only backs up data – so if you do that, then uninstall the app, re-install it from Play, in a final step you might be able to simply restore the data and be done.
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comment My android device has broken down
Is there any reaction on pressing the power button? Does it not turn on at all – or only not fully boot up?
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comment LCD driver used in device
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 Topic based wallpaper app?
Welcome to Android Enthusiasts! Please note that recommendations like Is there an app for X are off-topic here (see What topics can I ask about here? for details). For where your question might fit better, you might want to look into Where can I ask questions that aren't Android Enthusiast questions?. With the correct phrasing and details provided, you might try your luck at SR.
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comment noob doesn't know if my boot loader is unlocked
If you really flashed a custom recovery (permanently, not just the "start temporary" variant of it), that's a strong indicator for the bootloader not being locked. You shouldn't have been able to accomplish this otherwise.
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comment Please recommend or find a open source tool, library of antivirus apps on Android and iOS platform
Welcome to Android Enthusiasts! Please note that recommendations like Is there an app for X are off-topic here (see What topics can I ask about here? for details). For where your question might fit better, you might want to look into Where can I ask questions that aren't Android Enthusiast questions?. With the correct phrasing and details provided, you might try your luck at SR.
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comment Can I use 2 android phones as walkie talkie? (without internet!)
Thanks for answering – but without at least a link this isn't really a helpful answer. Maybe you could edit it to add some more details (including the link)? Thanks!
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comment Bricked chinese android
Did you make a backup of the file? Can you still boot into recovery mode?
Sep
18
comment How to search the Play Store by permissions?
Thanks a lot! That came right in time. Was about to reflash one more device to use "without Google" (NOGAPPS with BlankStore instead). Now I have a valid android_id for that :)
Sep
18
comment has anybody got Android 4.4.3 or 4.4.4 on Galaxy S4 I9505 ( non Google Edition )?
possible duplicate of When will my device get the Android 4.4 update (KitKat)?
Sep
18
comment How to search the Play Store by permissions?
BTW: Looks cool; I've just added it to AppBrain and to my list of market-addons ;)
Sep
18
comment How to search the Play Store by permissions?
Umm? Isn't the android_id stored in the /data/data/android.provider.settings/databases/settings.db database on the device, even with no GSF installed? Just wondering whether accessing that really needs a GSF permission (and not something like READ_SECURE_SETTINGS). I've already heard GSF somehow "overwrites" that original android_id on account initialisation – but is it stored in a different place on the device then? If so, where?
Sep
17
comment Scan for Existence of Other Devices
No. Android apps don't come "as a .jar file", but as .apk file. Though the file structure is comparable, I doubt they can be used that way.
Sep
17
comment Current profile as condition in llama
To ease your start (and the search for tutorials etc), you might wish to take a look into my Collection of Tasker Resources (tutorials and documentation at the end of that page). Good luck!
Sep
17
comment Unable to add contact to SIM
I don't know about SIM (I no longer use it to store contacts or SMS for ages). But I've noticed some newer devices/Android versions seem to offer "Google only" for contacts. A work-around (if you don't want to store contacts in your Google account) would e.g. be using an app like MyLocalAccount to create a local account to use instead.
Sep
17
comment How to find custom ROMs for rare android devices?
You might wish to take a look at Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device? – and also at our rom tag-wiki.
Sep
17
comment How to return SAMSUNG GT-S5670 to Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread?
So take that as a reminder, and catch up :) As I've pointed out, you can edit your post anytime. Earn some rep, come on – I even help you get started – took me not more than 2 minutes to insert the links :) Your turn now!
Sep
17
comment Extract Android Image from Samsung Galaxy S4 device
Yes, I've understood that. There are ways to upload images to a device that way. But AFAIK no way to download – except for the mentioned Nandroid images.