Questions tagged [4.4-kitkat]

Please only use this tag if you feel your question is specific to Android 4.4 -- the 9th publicly named Android release which debuted with the Nexus 5 in October 2013

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How to prevent brightness from going to full when the battery low popup appears?

Whenever the "battery low" popup appears in my tablet, the brightness goes to full. This makes no sense because the brightness should be decreased to the minimum instead of going to the maximum, as ...
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When will my device get the Android 4.4 update (KitKat)?

Android 4.4 (KitKat) was officially announced on October 31, 2013. (You can review the high level changes in KitKat at the official Android Developer's site or the announcement on the official ...
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How to use Windows' internet on Android phone through USB cable

I'm using Android 4.4.2 (on Micromax Unite 2 - A106). I've a Windows PC at home which has highspeed broadband internet connection. I don't have wireless router or access point. I just want to use PC's ...
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ADB backup creates 0-byte file; prompts for current backup password even though I never set one; “Failed to set password” for Desktop backup password

The problem: Every time I run ADB backup, I get a message near the bottom of the home screen saying Backup starting..., followed by a message saying Backup finished a few seconds later despite the ...
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Change Gmail account to make in-app purchase?

What is the procedure to change email account which you want to use to make in-app purchase? Take a look at the image. Click to enlarge the image I am using 2 Gmail accounts and only 1 has a ...
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How to change mobile connections's DNS on Android KitKat?

I want to avoid censorship from my local mobile ISP (it blocks imgur, for example, for some unknown reason. Screenshot (click image for larger variant) I'm pretty certain that I can circumvent this ...
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Why are disabled apps still running?

I've noticed that apps (such as Google Contacts Sync) that have been disabled using the stock Android (KitKat) app manager still show up as running when using process observer tools. This is true ...
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How do I remove an incorrect word from autocorrect?

To begin with, I've tried in futility to search everywhere else on the internet to fix this, so I'm asking here now. I have a Nexus 4 running Android 4.4. Sometime within the past year, DONT started ...
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How to stop “Monkey Test” and “Time Service” apps

When I long-press the "home" button to close all apps, there is an app named "time service" with android symbol and another named "monkey test" that are always open. How to stop this?
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Workaround for Android 4.4 not being able to write to SD cards?

Yesterday I upgraded my Samsung Galaxy S4 to Android 4.4 KitKat and had the bad surprise that it cannot write to my SD card anymore... I know this problem is widely documented everywhere, but has any ...
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Unknown error code during application install “-24”

I just updated my Moto X to latest and greatest Android 4.4 KitKat (I even did full factory reset just to be sure) and now I'm trying to install WhatsApp Messenger but unable to do so, I'm getting ...
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How to find installed apps which are using SMS feature

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo (Android KitKat). Some of the apps are using my SMS feature and SMS are costing pennies from my pocket without my knowledge. I want to know what are all the apps ...
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In a Google account (sync), what is the difference between Contacts and People details?

For a Google account, you are allowed to sync Contacts and People details. What is the difference between these two?
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How do I refresh/rescan the SD memory in Android 4.4 KitKat

I received the official OTA KitKat update for my Nexus 4 last week and since then I have been unable to rescan the SD card. I have tried a number of different apps for this task but all of them crash ...
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How can I disable a stock app that has its Disable button greyed out?

There is a pesky bloatware app (specificlly VUDU Version 1.0) that came preinstalled on my device. Whenever I boot my device, it starts up an app process, so every time I boot I have to open up the ...
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Can the previous version overwrite the currently installed app?

Suppose the new version of APK of any project is currently installed on the Android phone, but I want to install my previous APK on the phone. In that case, what will happen? Will it be updated to the ...
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Firefox / uBlock Origin only showing camera / image apps when clicking on a file upload button

I'm looking to import my uBlock Origin settings from my desktop PC, which is in a text file, to uBlock Origin in Firefox for Android. The issue is: When I click on the 'Restore from file...' button ...
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I Accidentally Deleted the Launcher

I was making some tests on my android phone and I accidentally deleted the launcher from the system partition and I forgot to copy the new one to the system partition again, and the phone doesn't show ...
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“adb devices” gives “no permission” when on charge-only

I've just updated my LG Optimus 4X HD from the latest stock ROM (4.1) to CM11 (Android 4.4). Access via ADB is only possible when either MTP or PTP are enabled; if I disable both, I only get: $ adb ...
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How do you add widgets to the lockscreen in KitKat?

Just got a Nexus 5 running KitKat (what else?), but I cannot figure out how to add widgets to the lockscreen! On JB, swiping right from the left edge while showing lockscreen would display a "+" ...
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How do I get rid of “Network may be monitored” in KitKat?

Ever since I've installed my own CA in the key store I'm getting warnings that the network may be monitored. Well, I guess that's a valid warning if I don't trust these certificates, but I really ...
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How do I block this (carrier) advertisement dialog?

I receive this kind of messages almost every day, and I'm tired of them. Screenshot (click image for larger variant) I want to block them, but I have no idea how are they called. I'm looking for a ...
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Turn off vibration notification for ALL apps at once

In my stock, unrooted Android 4.3 on a Nexus 4, if I uncheck the feature Vibrate when ringing under Sound Settings, it only turns off vibration for Calls. This does not turn off vibration notification ...
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Android 4.4: How to get the Easter Egg and unlock the Dessert Case daydream?

Similar to Android 4.2/4.3 easter eggs, does 4.4 KitKat have similar or other ones?
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Using an external SDcard with KitKat?

On a Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition running 4.4 and non-rooted (I'd prefer not to root a device used for professional development purposes) Having stored some ebooks on my external SDcard, I ...
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When app is moved to SD card, where is the app data stored on SD card?

My phone (Sony E4g, running Android 4.4.4) offers the possibility of moving some of the installed apps partially onto the (removable) SD-card. I use this feature regularly, and -in theory- quite a big ...
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Strange Android bug - layout reversed

I was doing some debugging on my device, and when I pulled out my lead, my whole phones layout has now been reversed. So for example usually the clock, wifi battery symbol etc, on the top right, but ...
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Uninstall harmful app. 'Mobile tracker' can damage your device.'

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 international i9300 since 2012. I've never rooted it. The last app I've installed was a few months ago. I'm running Android 4.4.4. Today, for the first time ever, I've ...
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Create a dd image of a Android 4.4.4 for forensics?

I'm a little new to the Android file system, I'm doing a project for a digital forensics class and I want to create a bit-for-bit image of my Nexus 5 running 4.4.4 stock, rooted. The normal way I ...
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Xposed Framework with KitKat ART?

I have an SGS-I8190 with CM11 from http://maclaw.pl/ I explored the Xposed Framework, but it is not compatible with ART. It switches back to the old buggy and lame Dalvik. XDA says, that ART ...
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Nexus 5 > Lollipop upgrade notification lost

I have an LG Nexus 5 and I am running Android 4.4.4 on it. I've been seeing a notification telling me there's an upgrade for my Android OS for several weeks now (Lollipop upgrade), but I've been ...
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mm-qcamera-daemon causing massive battery drain

Recently, mm-qcamera-daemon has been causing massive battery drain on my Nexus 5, and making it become rather warm. At the same time, the camera appears to be locked, meaning opening the default ...
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How to remove a Virus that installs an unlimited amount of APPs causing the smartphone to stop once an internet connection has been established?

Once the smartphone (android 4.4.2, kazam tornado 350) has been booted, is connected to WIFI and an unlimited number of APPs is installed causing the phone to stop, i.e. swipe is stopped, another home ...
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Cannot download anything from Google Play store via mobile data

I have an LG G2 with Android 4.4.2. All of a sudden I cannot download apps or updates on the Google Play store: no error messages, it just spins its wheels. On the Google Play Store, it just says "...
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Moto E Not Starting Properly After Changing runtime to ART

I have recently bought a MOTO E and it's working cool. Then I have enabled Developer options and changed my runtime from Dalvik to ART. Afterwards I restarted my device. I got the message saying ...
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How to have the alarm audible when on vibrate or silent?

I have an issue with my Android 4.4 Nexus 5. When the phone is on either silent or vibrate modes, the alarm is also either silent or just vibrates, which does not wake me up. I need the alarm to be ...
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Should I switch to ART? [closed]

ART has better performance and better battery life on paper at least. Should I consider switching to it on my moto g? What are the results I can expect? What precautions should I take? Is it easy to ...
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Is it possible to set DNS for mobile network

I live in Canada and use an unblocking service to access US Netflix content, Pandora and Hulu. I would like to be able to use this service while not on my WiFi is there a way to set the DNS server to ...
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How can i disable android permission manager notification? [duplicate]

I have an android 4.4.2 device and permission manager app enabled. I have facebook messenger installed for example and i deny it permission to read my sms or phone contacts. It works, but keeps ...
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How can I root my Xolo Q1010i?

I have tried kingoroot, Towel Root, Framaroot as well as WMShua to root Xolo Q1010i but at last stage the message "Sorry Root Failed" appears. Kernel version : 3.4.67 Please provide me with other ...
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How to root droid running 4.4.4 KitKat

I have a Motorola XT1080 (also known as droid maxx) from verizon, and it is running android version 4.4.4. Is it possible to root this device, and if so, how do I do this?
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Why is my WIFI always on?

I have turned off WIFI in the settings, but it's still always running. Doesn't this graph indicate that WIFI is really on all the time? How can this be when it's definitely "off" in Settings? I'm ...
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How to (cleanly) remove Gmail app from KitKat? I have fully moved over to Inbox

Hey I have a moto G (no SD card!) and so space is a premium. I have 'removed all updates' and cleared data on Gmail but I would like that extra 40 MB back. Is it possible to remove Gmail completely? ...
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Phone call: Audio works only with speakerphone or wired headset

The following issue with my Sony Xperia ZR (running CM 11-20141112-SNAPSHOT) started a few days ago: When I initiate or receive an ordinary phone call, I can't hear the other side through my earpiece ...
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Frequency band mofications for Samsung Galaxy S4

I recently purchased a used, unlocked Samsung Galaxy S4 SGH-I337M (for the particular model see here). The phones native bands don't include the 1700/2100 AWS required by the cell phone provider (WIND ...
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Downgrade nVidia Shield to Android 4.4 KitKat

I mistakenly installed 5.0 Lollipop on my nVidia Shield tablet, and I regret it. Is there a way to revert back to KitKat? I've tried finding a way, but no luck so far.
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SdCard is not usable with KitKat?

I am using App Backup & Restore for creating backup of my apps but with KitKat its using the internal SdCard as Storage. When I explicitly set the external SdCard path it gives the error that it ...
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Battery draining fast because of Android System

I'm on a HTC Droid DNA with 4.4.2, not rooted. My battery is going down really fast. When I look in power settings it shows that the main offender is Android System with 92% of power usage. I know ...
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Play Music (KitKat): update library not working

I use BitTorrent Sync to transfer audio files to my Nexus 5. All files are transfered to the 'music' directory. When new files are added to this directory, the only way to update Play Music's library ...
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How to stop android from creating files and folders on the SD card

Is there a way to stop android from creating folders on the SD card such as "Android" and "Download". I have Android KitKat version 4.4.2.