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How to get rid of update notifications for a given app in Google Play Store?

General question I have an app X installed on my device in version Y. I don't want to update it to any newer version (Y+z) for some reason. Still, the Google Play Store app always lists updates for X,...
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4answers
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Is there a way to look inside and modify an adb backup created file?

I created a backup of my Galaxy Nexus with adb backup. The resulting file is named backup.db and it's somehow encrypted. I wanted to restore the backup, but it stops when it comes to restoring com....
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1answer
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What all does ADB backup and how do I restore part of it?

I am soon going to unlock bootloader and root my Nexus 5, but I didn't wanted to wipe all the data so I thought of using the ADB backup function to restore after rooting is done. adb backup [-f <...
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3answers
42k views

Where can I find out when I installed an app?

Is there a Play Store log file? Or should I be looking where apps are installed on the phone for time/date stamps?
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2answers
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Partial adb restore

ICS devices support creating backups using adb backup, and restoring them using adb restore. Using adb backup, one can select that everything should be backed up, or only a certain package. However, ...
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2answers
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Ways to remove android device encryption

Since I still encounter issues with modified boot images and recovery images I want to remove the device encryption from my Nexus 4 (running 4.3). I known that there is no "official" way to to this ...
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2answers
21k views

How do I save purchased apps as APKs?

I am unable to save APK's that I have purchased (actually paid for) through the Play store. Usually SaveAPK is able to save the APKs that I'm interested it, however this didn't work: it sais Copy ...
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3answers
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How to backup all notes from the stock notes app in Froyo?

Is there an easy way to backup/export notes from the stock notes app in Froyo? Alternatively, I'd like to know where said data gets stored, so I can manually copy them over to my PC. Edit: I'm pretty ...
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2answers
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How can I access my Android Internal Storage (data/data) from the pc?

Not the SD Card that downloads, folders, gallery, etc. goes to. I mean the data/data internal memory of the Android device, where game saves, factory apps, etc. goes to. As much as I'd love to root ...
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2answers
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Get notes created using “Notes” default app and export them to PC

I'm searching a way for get all my notes1 created in my Samsung Galaxy Ace II2 and export them to PC "in separately or unified text file (.txt)". After hours of searching, I found this question; ...
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1answer
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Get data/data/com.android.browser/databases/webview.db from backup.ab

I followed Nikolay Elenkov's method of unpacking backup.ab. Is it possible to get data/data/com.android.browser/databases/webview.db from backup.ab?
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1answer
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What does ADB Back up restore to an android device? [duplicate]

Does ADB Back Up contain system files? Supposing an un-rooted android device has got an ADB back up and something goes wrong and the device does not boot up, then can the ADB back up be useful?
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1answer
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Can't find webview.db file for android browser to view saved passwords in internet app

I can't find this file anywhere. Can anyone advise where this might be stored? I downloaded SQLITE editor on my note 3 but it says no database. When I see the internet icon under Apps in SQLite Editor ...
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1answer
3k views

Export list of Downloads (no root)

I was using Firefox and for some reason it deleted all downloads from the SD card. I found an in-built app "Downloads" which has a list of all files downloaded to date, listing both Chrome and ...
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2answers
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I want to transfer my android internet app info (saved passwords/log on info on browser)

I have a note 3 and will be transferring to my note 5 soon. I want to find out if there is anyway i can just transfer the app with the existing internet browsing info with the login info i already ...
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1answer
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22MB backup on new nexus 5 - too small?

Trying for the first time to root my device, using a Nexus 5 that I just got yesterday. I'm naturally trying to back things up before doing anything that can wipe memory, but the size of the .ab ...
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1answer
2k views

Transfer sms data from a Samsung Gal. 3 with black screen of death

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 with the black screen of death. I was able to download files from phone and sd card onto my computer. However, I would like to access my old sms text messages. I have "sms ...
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1answer
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How can I merge WiFi passwords from a backup and from the current configuration?

I have an old backup of the WiFi passwords on my Nexus 7. I also have a new configuration which has some passwords that are newer and some that are older. How can I merge the configuration in a ...
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1answer
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how to acces to apk using backup?

I want to use adb backup restore, but I'd like to know if possible to know the contents back up file if yes so how. is it possible to have access only to apk. to install on other devices. i don't want ...
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3answers
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How do i find apps which weren't installed from Android Market

The Sky Go application will not work for me because it thinks my Samsung Galaxy Nexus is rooted even though I have never rooted it. According to the Sky customer service agent I chatted to, this can ...
2
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1answer
606 views

retrieving and classifying Notes with time and date of creation

I wrote hundreds of messages in 'Notes' of my smartphone (the system app), and I would like to retrieve them and put them in a CSV file, (or Excel) with one column for the content of the message, and ...
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0answers
678 views

How do I view Android application specific cache

I wan't to copy cache files of an application to see what it stores in cache. I've a non-rooted Galaxy Note 4 running android 5.1.1. Is there any way using adb or something else? This application is ...
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0answers
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Is there any way to fix MediaStorage's file creation dates without root?

I am using PlayerPro to play audio on my phone. I want my MP3s to be sorted by creation date and that is the problem. PlayerPro seems to be using MediaStorage's data about media files and it gets the ...
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1answer
206 views

Moving/copying an Appliction from one Tab 4 to another Tab 4

How do I copy/move an application installed on one Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 to another Samsung Galaxy Tab 4. The application is no longer available on Google Play Store.
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1answer
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LG4 - Can't Find App's Data

I have a LG4 and I have installed an app being developed internally. I am trying to view the data of this app but can't find it. Do I have to root the phone to be able to view the data? I look in ...
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0answers
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Where can I find User Data of an app? [duplicate]

I have downloaded an app on my phone because I want to take out information from it. It has pages (In image form, probably PNG) that I need on my computer. I went to storage and I clicked on the app, ...