Questions tagged [4.4-kitkat]

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Why don't Google services work on Android 4 versions?

For some reason, in recent days I can’t go into either maps or mail from my old tablet, I write there is no connection. Although other applications work fine, the Internet does not complain. Google ...
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Hide or change the power on device logo and model number of a Samsung tablet on power-on

For a huge restoration project, a 80's boombox with a TV, I (re-)use an older Samsung Tablet (SM-T650, rooted Android 4.4.4 ) to replace the CRT TV (and to give it some 'brains'). Already customized ...
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USB OTG only working on charging mode

I have an android tablet that came with OTG support and adb binary already installed, I would like to connect my phone to use adb but when I connect it only charges the phone and adb does not show my ...
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How do I share apps with my kids in Android 10?

I upgraded the family tablet from a HUDL2 to a Teclast P20HD. In the HUDL (Android 4.4.2) when I bought/installed new apps I was given the option to share them with other (restricted) users on the ...
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Is it possible flash recovery partition through init.rc script on boot

a year ago a I had installed a custom recovery on my Lenovo S5000-F and it caused a bootloop and I lost the recovery, fastboot is working fine but it only allow me flash boot, system, userdata and ...
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How to install Another Term, an alternative to Termux for Android 6.0 and below?

I am running a lower Android version and need to install a Linux proot container in Android. Another Term is the closest alternative, but how do I install it? It seems pretty hard.
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How can I long press on android screen projected on PC using adbcontrol?

I am using adbcontrol (https://android.stackexchange.com/a/168907/37436) to stream and control android screen of a cracked android phone. It looks like this method is pretty slow and does not detect ...
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Is there such a thing as generic touch screen calibration?

I have an Orange pi 2g-IoT board with a 3.97 in TFT touch screen (the whole thing is a set) One of the provided OS images for this board is stock Android 4.4 (at least this is what it claims, the UI ...
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How to reinstall android kitkat in HP Slate 7 voice tab using Mac

My HP slate 7 voice tab is stuck with its logo when I try to switch it on. I also tried to hard reset it by holding all the three buttons (volume up + volume down + power) but it gets stuck on "...
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How to unlock the bootloader of a bricked device if developers option is not enabled

I have a soft bricked Xiaomi Redmi 2, it's stuck in a boot loop. I can go into fastboot mode though, and the devices is recognized by fastboot. But when I run the commandfor unlocking the bootloader, ...
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Installing Java and running JAR files on Android 4.4

I want to install and use Java 8 on Android 4.4. Using Termux is not an option because it requires a minimum of Android 5.0. I do have root access. I tried to install the ARM version of Java using rpm,...
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Where are the native ringtones stored?

I'm trying to move the native ringtones of my old smartphone to the new one, but analizing the filesystem it seems there are no ringtones audio files. The ringtones folder is just empty. So where are ...
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How to install XAPK packages on Android 4.4 (API 19)?

There is an Android 4.4 (KitKat, API version 19) device, that should get some external programs with XAPK packages. These XAPK packages does not contain any OBB files, they just have a "main"...
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Upgrade Android on a really old tablet (SM-T210)

I've recently been given a free tablet, a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 (SM-T210) and I want to experiment with custom ROMs and related stuff on it. Since there is no official support for it and it still ...
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ADB Reboot Failed: -1 When using "adb reboot bootloader". (Infocus M530)

I have an Old Infocus M530 (Mediatek 6595) running on Android 4.4.2 (KK) (Which i believe is made by Foxconn), I've been trying to make some Custom Recoveries for this device for quite some time and i ...
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How to disable battery saving when battery level is below 15%?

I used an old tablet to operate a smart home. In order to work continuously, I took the battery out of it and connected it to a 4V power source, which works continuously. Based on the measured battery ...
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Nexus 5 not appearing in fastboot devices menu

I'm attempting to flash Android 4.4.4 KitKat onto my old Nexus 5, but when I run the fastboot devices command, it does not show my device's serial number. When I try doing the ADB sideload command ...
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How to suppress the welcome note and sign-in form on freshly installed chromium(for android) browser startup

I have created a script for modifying the chromium browser's behavior when it starts. If the browser is freshly installed and if anyone opens it for the first time, the user will get a welcome note ...
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Phone refuses to allow custom rom flash

I did something to my phone to where when I flash my phone with custom memory, I press the home + down + power button, it asks me if I want to flash a custom rom, and I select yes, the phone restarts ...
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Custom rom can I trust? Can I install pure android instead?

I have a "galaxy tab E" device, it is old in years, but it is quite new because I don't use it very often. The problem is, it has android 4.4.4. I notice it has a custom rom to install ...
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Why am I getting this error message "Error: Unknown option: --user"

I have a Samsung T520, KitKat 4.4.2 I have not rooted my tab...I am trying to use adb commands to uninstall bloatware but I am getting the following error: Error: Unknown option: --user Anyone know ...
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Error While Flashing The Minix Neo X8-H Plus

I have tried everything I can think of, know about / usually would do in a situation like this. I have watched multiple tutorials, guides and more. I went to the official website itself multiple times ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab E SM-T560 bricked

Recently, I tried to root my Samsung Galaxy Tab E T-560 and I was unsuccessful. This is the first device I tried to root so I do not have much knowledge about this topic. I decided to root the tablet ...
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adb: Restoration of a backup on Acer Icionia 7 fails by error "archive is encrypted but no password given"

Due to some problems with my Acer Iconia 7 tablet (with KitKat 4.4) I decided to perform factory reset. However, because I have there some data that I did not want to lose I created a backup in ...
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Phone is continuously rebooting/restarting

I have Old micromax phone which runs on Android kitkat. For some reason i switched off/power of the phone. But now when, I press power button, it is continuously restarting.(without appearance of home ...
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Can't unlock tablet

I've got this Estar Beauty HD Quad-Core tablet running android kitkat (4.4) and I've recentlyforgotten my unlock pattern. I've forgotten my google account so I can't unlock it with google. It also can'...
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avdmanager hangs on "Loading local repository..." Linux

Repro: Headless Ubuntu 18.04 LTS VM (kvm note enabled) sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install -y wget openjdk-8-jre-headless libc6-i386 lib32stdc++6 python3-pip nginx unzip sudo wget https://dl....
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Android adb restore not working on Android 8.1.0 as target phone

I'm migrating app data involving several packages, using adb backup and restore, from an older phone (source) to a newer phone (target). Android versions are detailed below. I'm using the following ...
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How to re-format or re-flash a TWRP install?

I was stuck in a bootloop earlier with Team Win, having just gotten an older phone. Now I'm seeing a menu like: *** Tampered *** *** Unlocked *** ... FASTBOOT RECOVERY FACTORY RESET ... Selecting ...
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some websites having url start with http instead of https are not working in my android tab having version kitkat(4.4.2)

Basically I am using biometric android device tab(photo attached) having android version kitkat(4.4.2) I have android app which is basically used for thumb verification. The app is working perfectly ...
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Factory reset a Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 - can't start settings to enable USB debugging

A recent update to the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 seems to have broken something fundamental. System apps will load but the screen will stay blank. e.g. Settings loads up and shows the header with '...
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Upgrading a locked Android 4.4.2

I want to try to upgrade my Huawei Y560-U02 Android 4.4.2 to anything newer but it should at least be Android Lollipop. I opened another thread in regards for this phone in order to get the firewall ...
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Is any way to lock Android KitKat to a certain frequency/band?

Normally we can lock our mobile to either LTE, WCDMA, or GSM thorough Network Mode option from setting. But I would like to lock specifically 900MHz and/or 1800MHz band, which they are included as GSM ...
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How can I cancel and delete OS Software update of Andoroid KitKat?

Initially I would like to update my Android OS from KitKat to Lollipop. Unfortunately, it will decrease around 950MB it internal memory/RAM. Then I decided will not continue to update it. But, how can ...
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How to merge /data and /sdcard on Android 4.4?

Is it possible to use two partitions as one storage on a MediaTek device? AFAIK, it is already implemented in Samsung Galaxy S III, may be.
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My android phone is often getting affected with virus

My problem : Hello friends. I use Asus zenfone go T500 android phone. My problem is, my phone often gets affected by some kind of virus which sometimes installs some chinese apps without my knowledge ...
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How do I unlock bootloader when OEM unlock setting is missing in Developer options?

I have a HTC 816G Dual SIM. As you can see in the image below of Developer options there is no "OEM unlock" option. What can I do to unlock bootloader?
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How to automatically lock the screen or something when the Wi-fi disconnects?

I think this would be useful if you're entering data into a form, but you don't want to accidentally press "submit" when there's no Internet, causing you to have to re-enter everything. Also, it ...
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Imitate a swipe down gesture periodically

There's an app that allows for monitoring of some specific process. This app gets locked every 5 minutes unless a screen activity is detected. The phone itself is not locked, the only app's interface ...
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Wi-Fi "bootlooped" on Android

The Wi-Fi on my Android phone is "bootlooped". That means, that it permanently tries to start but never completes to do so. This is also visible in the Wi-Fi menu, where it says "Turning Wi-Fi on...". ...
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Update a rooted Android phone from 4.4 to newer version

I have a rooted sony xperia Z2 with Android 4.4.4 Is it possible to update the phone to a newer Android version and still have root permissions?
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What do options on this error mean?

I have Acer E39 phone (Android 4.4.2) that has 3 SIM. Today, when turned on, it didn't start normally but instead, I got the following options. What does each of the options mean? How do I debug ...
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Why google play services restore its used space after I clear all data?

Before I clear all data, google play services used space is 126 MB. After I clear all data, google play services used space is 50~ MB. Before I know it (less than one minute), it restore back to 126 ...
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How do I understand the storage usage of an application? How do I solve my phone becoming slow?

When I installed the FB application, the size was 49MB. As recommended, I then move it to the SD Card. I expected that the memory internal usage would not be so congested. The app was working fine ...
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VPN not working in kitkat 4.4.4

I am using Lenovo A6000 running stock rooted Kitkat 4.4.4. And since about 6 months the vpn has stopped working properly. Everytime I connect to a VPN via mobile data, it connects and then gets ...
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Is it safe to enable Clean Master service?

The above are capture of Clean Master that asks for service enable. Is it safe enough to turn the service ON?
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does a newer version of andriod has better RAM management?

i have a rather old device with only 1 GB of RAM and currently runs a very barebone android 4.4.4 which lacks a lot of features. I am thinking of installing a newer version of android in it... is it a ...
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No sound playing in Chrome web browser

I would like to loop a song of YouTube, so I need to play it in Chrome browser rather than in the YouTube mobile application. The loop itself is working fine, but unfortunately there is no sound ...
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How to Transfer multiple files using bluetooth without repetitive confirmation?

Many times I had to transfer images from my Smartphone to my laptop. Sometimes, until 50 images. Normally, I have to confirm 50 times to receive all the images from that smartphone. Quite wasting time ...
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LG K10 Rooting and Bootloader Unlock without a computer

How I go about unloacking the bootloader on a LG K10 without a PC? Can it be done or do I need a computer. Thanks in advance
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