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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Google Play Error Retrieving Information RPC:S-2:AEC-2

Whenever I try to update an app, I get the error in the question title. I am also unable to view my installed apps. I've already tried wiping the store's data and cache, and removing and readding my ...
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Why does my Nexus 5 keep forgetting all wifi passwords after a reboot?

A month ago I got a Nexus 5. It's running Android 4.4.2 (kernel:3.4.0-gadb2201). I noticed after using it for a while that it constantly keeps forgetting all saved wifi passwords after a restart. In ...
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App icons disappear from home screen on app update

Ever since I got my Nexus 5, I've notice that apps sometimes disappear from the launcher for no reason. This seems to correspond to that app being updated, although it doesn't always happen to every ...
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Download location for Android 4.4 x86 (64bit) [closed]

Where can we download following Android 4.4 ISO Android 4.4 64bit ISO I have checked at following location https://code.google.com/p/android-x86/downloads/list Seems like android-x86 4.3 is the ...
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Dialer screen doesn't come up when making or receiving calls

When I receive an incoming call the phone doesn't show the dialer/answer screen. If the screen is off already the phone rings but the screen does not come on. If the screen is already on and already ...
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Location consent annoyance

I use the Power Control widget shipped with Android to quickly turn GPS on and off. Since update 4.4.1 or 4.4.2, which features WiFi-based location detection, it's been pestering me for this location ...
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Do the new NFC options in 4.4 Kitkat allow one to have a combined digital wallet?

The new Android has Host-based Card Emulation built in which takes care of the secure element: https://developer.android.com/guide/topics/connectivity/nfc/hce.html Wondering what it takes to load NFC ...
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What are all the functions of fastboot on android 4.4.4?

I have recently been able to access fastboot but I have almost no knowledge about the different options inside it. Could someone please explain in details all the functions of fastboot? Extra info I ...
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How to SUPPRESS “Unfortunately [app] has stopped” messages?

I'm not trying to fix this error for any particular app. I'm just trying to fully suppress it globally because it's completely useless and very distracting to me whenever it occurs. How can I make my ...
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How does Android determine if it has an Internet connection?

My Nexus 10 (Android 4.4.2, unrooted) is not playing nice with my wireless network. Although it can connect and I don't have any problems browsing the web, for some reason Android thinks that it doesn'...
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How to “mount --bind” directories in Android 4.4?

I am just wondering is there a way to bind an internal /sdcard folder to another internal /sdcard folder and normal apps can write into it for Android versions since 4.4? I have a folder named ./...
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Removing the USB storage is removed notification

My Moto G has USB OTG mass storage drivers - I can use a USB drive with a standard USB-OTG dongle for extra temporary storage. This is awesome except for one thing -after I properly unmount and ...
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Wi-Fi turned off but battery usage shows shows huge drain from it

I have a problem with my Galaxy S3 4G. It's currently all stock and running Android 4.4.4. It seems the Wi-Fi will not turn off i.e. I can turn it "off" in the settings or notification bar, and this ...
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How can I display my maps (from maps.google.com) on Android smartphone?

How can I access to "my maps" saved from desktop website (maps.google.com) from my mobile device? When I use maps application on my device I am not able to find my saved maps with my POI and my ...
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How to recover data from LGE Nexus 4 running on Android Version 4.4.2?

I am using LGE Nexus 4 which is running on Android Version 4.4.2. Somehow accidently i do a factory reset on my phone and in return i lost all my emails, messages, pictures i.e, almost everything. Now ...
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How to turn off android overlays if I can't touch the screen?

My cell phone is a Samsung's SM-G110B/DS Kit Kat, and I found the developer options and "by mistake" I selected one of the overlays. The problem is that the overlay has a bigger resolution than what ...
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How do I record a ~45 minute 1080p video with external mic?

I am currently using the camcorder function that comes with lgcamera because it allows me to use the microphone as the source of sound input. But I found that it stops when the recording size reaches ...
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Installing system apps on Android 4.4

I've installed apps on the system partition on Android 4.1 and it's as easy as moving an APK to the /system/app/ folder and restart the device. The PackageManager (I assume) will recognize a change in ...
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where is the option to enable MTP?

So, I had the notification record to enable mtp/foto mounting option. It's now disappeared and I'm not able to find it in the settings page. Can you tell me where is the option to enable MTP? (I ...
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Can I make my home screen the center instead of the left?

I have the Nexus 5 from Google Play running stock Android 4.4.2. My home button takes me to the far left panel (the one next to Google Now). I added a panel to the left of it, but that changed my home ...
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How to cancel a download on Android 4.4 KitKat

I (accidentally) started downloading a 350 MB file from Google Chrome and I can't find the option to stop it, the downloads app just shows the files that have already finished but not the downloads in ...
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Nexus 4 problems when charging

My Nexus 4 is not charging when plugged into wall but it charges when connected to PC USB. When plugged into wall nothing happens, the battery icon shows nothing. This problem appears and disappears ...
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Why is there no option for USB INTERNET in WIRELESS & NETWORK SETTINGS on my Nexus 5?

I own a Nexus 5 with Android KitKat 4.4.2. I have been trying to do reverse tethering without root as is supposedly possible from Settings → Wireless & Networks → More → USB Internet. But I can't ...
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How do I clear clipboard contents on Samsung Galaxy Tab S?

I use a Samsung Galaxy Tab S tablet running the official non-rooted ROM based on Android 4.4.2 KitKat. Sometimes i copy-paste sensitive data (like passwords etc) that i would prefer to disappear from ...
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With Android 4.4 (KitKat), my notification icons are always gray. Am I in trouble?

With Android 4.3 and earlier, gray/white signal icons in the notification bar informed about connection trouble concerning the Google Services (see e.g. What does it mean when the connectivity icons ...
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Stock dialer app on Andorid Kit Kat does not like to bring up the num pad

Device: Note 2 (Verizon i605) Rom: CyanogenMod 11 (Kit Kat 4.4.2) App; ASOP dialer Whenever I fire up my phone app to call someone, and click on the keyboard, a white box (1/5 of the ...
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Can't hear caller after updated from 4.3 to KitKat 4.4.2 on Moto G

I have a retail Motorola Moto G 16 GB with 4.3. After updating to KitKat 4.4.2 (using the official Motorola process), I can't hear the caller's voice. But when activating the speakers or using a ...
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Securing power off menu options when phone screen is locked or customizing power-off menu options?

I am using Google Nexus 5 with stock 4.4 KitKat. When the phone is in locked state (locked with a standard PIN code, password or pattern) and we long press power button, we get the power-off menu ...
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How do I disable zooming on text input focus?

I know there are certain tricks to disable zooming when making a web page, but how do I disable zoom on focus on my device? I have Paranoid Android and the Xposed Framework, so, I know anything is ...
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Does Android swap out memory used by foreground services?

Looking at an Android KitKat device made by LG, I see that an app called Software Update is always running as a foreground service (100). That service occupies a significant amount of memory. From ...
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Is it possible to prevent numbers in text from being dialled

If ever I enter a number into an app within Android (4.4.2, Sony Xperia M2), the system seems to interpret it as a phone number. Therefore, if I try to edit that number, the system tries to dial it. ...
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Wifi auto rejoin issues on Nexus 5 / Android 4.4

Here's a problem I've been experiencing with my new Nexus 5: I leave my home wifi (which I was connected to). I then go to work where there is a wifi network I've previously joined. However, my Nexus ...
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Can't mount /system as read/write, even though I'm rooted

My phone is rooted, and I tried to remount the system partition in a terminal emulator like so: mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system mount -o rw,remount /system Both commands ...
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How do I paste my password on Google Signin?

I change the password of my Google account on a frequent basis. My password is always a quite long alphanumeric string generated by a password manager. Typing it is really annoying, specially on a ...
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What is trying to connect to the network?

When I'm not actively using the network, I usually turn off Wifi, Bluetooth, and Data. Since upgrading from Android 4.3 (stock) to 4.4 (OTA update from my carrier) I notice two things: Battery life ...
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Google Voice Search requiring internet access even when offline speech recognition pack is installed

When installed, the Google app includes Voice Search. In the settings for Voice Search, there is an option to install Offline speech recognition packs. Despite doing this, Voice Search is still ...
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Test wired headset detection via software

Since I still don't know whether my problem (call audio doesn't work without headset or speakerphone) is caused by faulty hardware or by software, I'd like to know the following: Is there a way to ...
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Rooting the Micromax Canvas A1 Android One Phone (Micromax Canvas A1 AQ4501)

Can anyone share experiences rooting the Android One device Micromax Canvas A1 (Micromax Canvas A1 AQ4501)? I am looking for a trustworthy way, as far as possible. Please don't say rooting is ...
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Can I restore Titanium App Backups from a phone with Android 4.4 to my Android 6 Phone?

Im backing up My Galaxy Note 2 with Titanium Backup. Is it possible to restore Apps + App Data on my Huawei P9 running Android 6? And maybe even more important: Is that adviseable and will work ...
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How to stream audio from PC to android device through USB?

How to stream audio from PC to Android Device over Bluetooth Is there a way to stream all audio from PC to Android via USB? Can I stream video from PC to an android device over USB? I have found ...
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How to login in Skype via Facebook?

I have a skype account that I created via Facebook login and can use it on my PC or Mac just fine. Now I want to use Skype on Android and have installed the official app. Yet the app lacks an option ...
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What is the .android_secure Folder?

On my currently working Android 4.4 phone, much of my apps and data is on a MicroSDHC card and I am trying to find what to preserve and port to a new phone. As I am trying to move from an old phone to ...
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Setting Default applications through ADB

I have an android device (Android 4.4) with two launchers. One comes with the device and the other one is home made. I have the following questions regarding this scenario: How can I set the default ...
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wifi is getting turned off and mobile data is getting turned on automatically

I am facing a weird scenario in my android phone since 2-3 days. My wi-fi is automatically getting turned off and my mobile data pack is getting turned on. It has been cost effective 2-3 days. I ...
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Mount external USB drive as read-only, without root

If I wish to visit someone and bring with me my phone, chromecast or miracast, and an external USB drive, to show pictures and home videos, I want to do that without risking clobbering up my external ...
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Remove Album Art from Lock Screen

How can I remove the album art from showing on my lock screen? I want my live wallpaper to show instead. Edit: should have added device and ROM. Sorry first time on here. Using a Sprint GS3 with ...
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Change DNS but stay on DHCP

I have a "Minix Neo X8-H Plus" Android TV box, running Android 4.4 (KitKat). I want to change the DNS servers on the WiFi connection, but to do that, I only get that choice if I change to a static IP ...
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Unable to copy files to Nexus 7 / Android KitKat

I've got brand new, factory-based, un-tweaked ASUS Nexus 7 II (2013) LTE tablet and I'm completetly unable to copy more than just a few files between my PC and tablet. Steps, that I repeat every time ...
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App as Lock Screen? -OR- Allow app to run when device is locked?

I've got an old android device running CM11 (KitKat) that I'm using mainly as an alarm clock. I'd like to be able to run only the clock app (Gentle Alarm) .... and then if I want to use any other ...
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How do I check which apps are using wifi?

I'm using the red mi 2 and data transfer is taking place via wifi, problem is I don't know which app is using it. Is there a way to see wifi usage statistics?