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 know which Gapps version is installed?

How to know which Gapps version is installed in official Roms. I've a Archos 45b Helium with Android 4.4.4 installed.
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Battery Issues-Moto E

I am facing battery issues from days,the battery does not survive even a day even without using the internet. Tried uninstalling some apps but there is no effect. It is happening 10 days after 4.4.4 ...
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View disk utilization / activity

Is there a way in android to view the disk usages of apps as they are running? I currently suspect that one of my applications is writing to the disk a lot which is slowing my phone down. I am ...
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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 to block ads on Chrome for Android?

I am using Adaway & ads are blocked across different apps on my phone. However, Ads on Chrome Mobile are not getting blocked. Can someone help?
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Is there any web browser that can display the desktop version of Gmail on an Android phone? [closed]

Is there any web browser that can display the desktop version of Gmail on an Android phone?
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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?
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Photos in the Camera folder in the Gallery were deleted automatically in my Android phone

I am wondering about how it is possible that all the pictures in the Camera folder in the Gallery were deleted without my knowledge where I am the only user of my Android phone. I don't remember ...
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Even with WiFi turned off it is still the biggest battery drainer (S5 Mini)

I have a Samsung S5 Mini and today I noticed that even when WiFi is off, it is still the biggest battery drainer (oscillates between 20-23%). I also noticed that yesterday the battery drain was much ...
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How to root Samsung Galaxy Alpha SM-G850A?

Seems I have searched vastly across the internet to no avail. So far, I've tried using a CF-auto-root file with Odin 3, and vroot, neither of which worked. The only helpful thread I've found was an ...
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Only connect to WLAN_Y if WLAN_X is not available

I have two wireless access points at home, one 2.4GHz (WLAN_Y) for the yard and one 5GHz (WLAN_X) for pretty much everything else. The problem is that the 2.4GHz AP sits in the kitchen and every time ...
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Rooting Samsung Galaxy S4

I'm trying to root my Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 and I'm wondering that is there any way to root it without using PC and without losing any of my data. Currently I am running on Android 4.4.2 and have ...
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Vanilla Android [closed]

I hope I don't post this in the wrong place. It's been known for the life of Android that upgradability of the device is one of main reason when deciding to buy a device. Among the main stream brands,...
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4.4 Update (Sprint Galaxy S3) disabled pattern lock, can i reenable?

This morning I applied the 4.4 update on my Galaxy S3 (Sprint). I noticed that I can no longer use a pattern lock. The message: "Turned off by administrator, encryption policy or credential storage" ...
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Nexus 4 verification failed error on Update Android 4.4 KitKat

I successfully downloaded Android 4.4 KitKat (see screen shot): And after downloading do not appear "restart/install" button, appear "Verification failed" error (see screen shot): (click the images ...
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KitKat - How to identify the REAL size of apps (app + datas + …) to be able to install other ones

I had an iPhone for 4 years and I now have a Samsung Galaxy S5 running KitKat 4.4.2. I've started the migration from the one to the other downloading my prefered apps. I've just downloaded 40 little ...
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SMS Problem - Moto G update 4.4.4

A problem appeared in my Moto G after the update to 4.4.4. Hangout app stop work with SMS. Beside that I can't activate the factory SMS app. I tried to install some alternative SMS apps and all of ...
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How to set custom dialer as default on Nexus 5?

I have a Nexus 5 with root permissions. Google Dialer annoys me. I installed ExDialer & Contacts. How to set this Dialer as my default dialer? I will welcome any advice.
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Nexus 4 GPS uses mobile data even when data is turned off

My Nexus 4 running on Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) uses mobile data even when the mobile data is turned off, and I turn on the GPS. When the GPS is turned on I get the carrier message that data is used ...
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How can I determine what is transmitting data?

Recently I noticed that even while no applications are actively running (at home screen), the up and down arrows under the WiFi status bar item are turning on/off. This is a recent change, and seems ...
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Accessing and Controlling an Android Device Remotely

I tried AirStream and AirDroid but like Teamviewer both are not successful and satisfactory. What apps can be used for access, controlling and providing support for an android device from another ...
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How can I ever root my Samsung Galaxy V, SM-G313HZ, Android version 4.4.2? Please help

I've tried everything on the internet to root my phone and followed the exact procedures – but when I try to install CWM or .tar files through Odin mode, I seem to always lose my recovery mode: ...
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Rooting A Motorola Droid Razr M Phone on Verizon Network

I have a Droid Razr M, running on the verizon network. I would like to root this phone so I can use some of the more advanced features of Tasker; however, I am very fearful of "bricking" my phone. I ...
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Insufficient Storage on changing default install location

After downloading an APK file from Play Store. It always prompts "Insufficient Storage" dialog. I changed the default install location into external memory(SD card) using adb command adb shell pm ...
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opening problem with youtube and hangout apps

I am using Android 4.4.2 on Kyocera Hydro Icon. Since a few weeks ago, I experienced problems with opening youtube and hangout apps (there may be other apps with the same problem, but I don't ...
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Downgrade to KitKat on Micromax YU Yureka

Micromax YU Yureka is not working properly after upgrading. When we place a call, the screen goes blank and I'm not able to receive or decline the call. I want to downgrade to KitKat, how to do it?
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Is it required to unlock the bootloader to root (normally)?

So, a long time ago I rooted my device using a Windows app called KingoRoot, and after that my tablet didn't boot. The exact same thing happened with my other device. I did not unlock the bootloader ...
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Battery drains very quickly on Samsung Galaxy S5

I have purchased a Samsung Galaxy S5 from the store. I open it and I begin by charging it for the first time, but without turning it on. The battery was 61%, so I waited until 100%. After that, I ...
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Invert screen colors on Android 4.4. KitKat [duplicate]

In Android Kitkat 4.4, is there a way to invert screen colors, that is make all colors negative? One would assume this would be a basic accessibility feature in today's world.
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Editing root files

Every time I edit a file in /, /sbin, or /system/bin it overwrites on restart (device is rooted and in r/w mode). I assume this is because Android mounts a temporary root? Or maybe it's just a problem ...
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IMEI Invalid - Lenovo S860, rooted android 4.4.2, nothing works

I saw and tried more than 10 ways to repair the IMEI, including rooting the phone, connection to PC, mobile terminal emulator, but nothing works. The phone is 2GB RAM Lenovo S860. It has 2 sim card ...
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How to create folder in app drawer of galaxy A3?

When using galaxy S4, I could create a folder in the app drawer. But after I changed my phone to galaxy A3, I couldn't find any menu to create a folder in the app drawer. How can I do that in galaxy ...
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Wifi and Data switching on automatically in my HTC Desire 820 device

This morning I got a notification on my HTC Desire 820 running Android 4.4.4, about update of 1.22 version for network. I thought it was normal and I updated it. From then my device is turning on ...
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Why does multi-user exist in Android if it doesn't work? [duplicate]

/sdcard -> /storage/sdcard0 /storage/sdcard0 -> /storage/emulated/legacy /storage/emulated/legacy -> /storage/emulated/0 Based on the above, if all the locations point to the same virtual ...
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How to downgrade Micromax Yureka to KitKat from Lollipop?

Kindly give stepwise process with link for downgrading to KitKat original version from upgraded Lollipop version in Micromax Yureka.
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Where should I put Music files?

I've used BitTorrent Sync to copy my music library to /storage/emulated/0/Music/ preserving the structure I use everywhere else, but no playback application seems to be finding the music. Where ...
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where are DNS settings under 4.4.2?

I cannot find where to configure DNS settings for this device: Model number: astar Processor type: QuadCore-A33 Android version: 4.4.2 Firmware version: v2.0 Kernel version: 3....
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How to take whatsapp backup (from Phone Memory to Sd Card) on Android

I am using Whatsapp on my android phone. Since the phone as Jellybean installed, it doesn't have "Move to SD Card" feature and hence all my whatsapp files such as Backup, Media etc were stored in ...
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Google Search Bar Missing (after OTA update)

I recently discovered the Google search bar which used to appear between the notification area and the topmost Widget has disappeared. Shortly before, I had received a largish OTA system update and at ...
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Prevent Screen from rotating in Android VM

Using VirtualBox, I have created a Virtual Android. My problem is that certain apps will rotate the screen, but virtual box doesn't flip. Here is my guide: http://www.howtogeek.com/164570/how-to-...
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An unknown app called 10102 shows up in Data Usage graph

A mysterious app named "10102" shows up in my data usage. It bears only the standard Android app icon (the Bugdroid logo with a cube on its torso). From what the graph tell me, it has used 36 ...
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It's there a way to get /system partition permanent read/write access even after reboot?

I used ADB.exe to get access to my System partition, I linked the dalvik-cache folder there to save space on my data partition, but the problem is I need to convert it read/write everytime I want to ...
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Is Asus Memo Pad 8 limited to 2 users?

Asus Memo Pad 8 tablet, running KitKat 4.4.2, doesn't allow me to create a third user. Is this an undocumented 2 user limit or is there a bug in the Settings app? Is there any workaround?
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How do I add a widget to my lock screen? [duplicate]

I am running a fully stock Android 4.4.4 Nexus 5, with Nova (Premium) Launcher. Since I first bought this device, I have heard, read, and been told that adding widgets to the lock screen is possible, ...