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Questions tagged [applications]

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How to give a wakelock to an app?

How can I give a CPU wakelock to an app so that It can work even when the screen is off? (Usually android halts CPU too, when screen is off)
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GPX file generator application

I was using Android phone with GPS and downloading GPS data from Google using his Takeaway feature and I've written simple python script to add GPS data to my pictures from my digital camera. I've ...
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App that has no internet acces still loads ads

I've downloaded an app in the playstore, and since I don't need to acces the internet, I disabled acces to both mobile data and wifi. What I see is that it does not consume any data (0 bytes ...
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Is it possible to make init stop restarting one of it's “services”?

My init is making the eris persistent, I don't know if the /system/bin/eris is important to keep android's good functionality but at this moment this "service" (the quotation marks are because i ...
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Android Terminal disabled for ~2 minutes after booting phone [duplicate]

After booting my Android mobile phone, jackpal.androidterm terminal app does not prompt. It just remains a black screen. All other apps start as usual. In addition, the window number ("Window 1") is ...
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How to download apk file of telegram app on android?

Telegram allow to install app only on Google Play Store but I want to download apk file and send to my friend because his Android device which does not have access to Google Play Store. Is it ...
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How to make an app unkillable?

I’ve got a problem with my alarm app. Or, to be honest, I’ve got a problem with me - I can’t stop force quitting it when it rings. I just automatically slam the Back button and not only I remove the ...
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Why are there two com.google.android.gm?

I find it weird that there would be another com.google.android.gm and can't tell which is the real one. Both regenerated (after I deleted both) after I opened Gmail and find it weird for there to be ...
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Why is there another Phone icon in my Apps?

The second Phone app on the list appeared a few minutes ago after I accepted the permissions of my Messaging app. It wasn't there earlier when I took look at the Apps which is weird. Also it looks ...
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By looking at an Android source code, determine packets sent out protocol

is there a way by looking at the android application source code, or manifest file, I can determine what is the network protocol support for that particular application? or is it more of whether the ...
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Front cam recording overheats my phone

I'm using the app Background Video Recorder to record the front cam of my Huawei P9 Plus phone in the background. Unfortunately, my phone gets very hot over time and typing gets laggy. In the app I ...
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Is it possible to access Face ID sensors raw data?

My Honor 10 has facial recognition capability in the dark, I suppose it works like Apple's Face ID which would rely on and IR camera and an Infrared pattern/dot projector. So, since the Settings app ...
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Feeding audio to Gboard from other sources than microphone

Google has released a new improved speech recognizer for Android and Gboard, see here: link Normally, you use Gboard with the microphone, but this could be kind of interesting with audio from other ...
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How can I move installed apps from the old microSD card to a new one, as I swap the cards inside my phone?

In my Android phone, I have moved some installed apps from the internal storage to a MicroSD card. Now I swapped the microSD card with another microSD card inside the phone. How can I move the ...
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Can't update apps on SD card

So for a few weeks, maybe a month now, I can't update my apps on my SD card. It either takes forever and nothing happens, or I get an installation error. However when I transfer the apps to my ...
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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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Google app not working on Galaxy S9

The Google app (just the basic Google app and associated widgets, etc; not Gmail, Google Play, Chrome, Photos, Docs, etc) is not working on my Samsung Galaxy S9; I have had the phone since last July ...
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Odexed stock apks not running on de-odexed rom

Flashed a deodexed rom (StaticROM by RainbowLaw, version 3.2) to my old Galaxy Pocket Plus, wonderful ROM - smooth and fast, but when I flashed back some of the old stock apps (using a zip i created) ...
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A non-existing app keeps crashing

I've removed an app long ago, but when I unlock the phone a message appears which says: "the app" has stopped I had changed its location from internal to external before I remove it. Also I have ...
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How to turn off auto rotation in aide

I am not able to turn off auto-rotation in aide app, i tried many times but i could not found any solution. i also tried to find the option for rotation in aide setting but there was no option given ...
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Google Play Music keeps putting non-music audio files into my music library

So now all of my audiobooks and ring tones are in there with my songs and there's no way to seperate them even though I keep my music, audiobook and ringtones in separately files on my SD card.
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Uber App Keeps Logging Out / Crashing

I have the same problem with my Vodafone Smart N9. The Uber App keeps logging out after 4 to 6 seconds. I have tried Uninstall / Reinstall, allowed all App Permissions to No Effect. Any help ...
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What is wrong with my Galaxy Tab A model SM-T380A

Galaxy Tab A Model SM-T380 will not shut off and has info on screen such as Odin Mode ( HighSpeed) Current binary, system status, FAP LOCK, OEM LOCK, WARRANTY VOID: 0x0, QUALCOMM SECUREBOOT, AP SWREV:...
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Prevent app from seeing installed apps

Is there any way, through settings or ADB, to prevent an app (that I installed) from knowing what other apps are installed?
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Connecting Android Tablet to External Touchscreen

Is it possible to connect an Android tablet to an external touchscreen that will allow user input? Long story short, I have an application that will display two different interfaces, one for the ...
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Mi 8 SE fail to display the VPN confirmation dialog

I'm using an app called gnirehtet to share internet connection from PC to mobile. It work perfectly fine with my old Galaxy S5 but for some reason my 8SE didn't pop-up VPN confirmation dialog. I have ...
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Stock Phone app doesn't work in split-window mode on Android Nougat

I have Wiko U Pulse Lite running on Android 7.0 Nougat. I would like to use Google Keep or Google Drive in split-window mode with the Phone application. This is because every time I perform a banking ...
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How do I get rid of com.android.Pet.mediaproxy?

I found this on my phone on my Files after I woke up. I accidentally fell asleep and I have a housemate who likes messing with my things and decided to put something on my phone that is actually a ...
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Bought eBay Galaxy Tab 4, Has SureMDM Nix Installed, Won't let me wipe

So I purchased a Galaxy Tab 4 off eBay, and it has SureMDM Nix installed, and will not allow me to do anything with the device. I do not have access to the home page, google search, airplane mode, ...
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How to clear app data of applications running on multi-account applications?

To run multiple accounts on a smartphone, there are many applications like Parallel Space, App Cloner, Clone app, etc. Pls let me know, how to clear app data of applications which are running under ...
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Create, edit, and sync-with-PC txt file on Android

There are many apps that allow us to take notes on android. But just like this thread (Is it possible to create a plain text file in android?), I want to create and edit plain txt file on android. ...
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How to let apps think phone as a tablet?

I have a Phone which has snapdragon 845 chipset on it. I've never noticed any lagging issues on this device which is far better than most decent TABs. But because of mobile, i saw some features on ...
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Looking up words easily in the dictionary

Would it be possible for an entry to be installed on the menu that shows up when I highlight a word, so that I can look up the word on a dictionary, for example from an installed app such as Merriam-...
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Any way to scroll browser or page w/ volume buttons? [duplicate]

I"m using Oreo on a Nexus 6p, and read online a lot. Is there any way without rooting that a web browser can scroll or page with the volume buttons?
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“in.android.location.PROVIDERS_CHANGED” is popping in my android phone

Recently in my android smartphone, while toggling GPS the notification popping up "in.android.location.PROVIDERS_CHANGED". Why this is happening recently & not before and how to disable it?
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Android apps for “armeabi-v7a” and “x86” architecture: SoC vs. Processor vs. ABI

While downloading Android apps, sometimes I have seen apps for armeabi-v7a and x86 architecture. I read some references for armeabi-v7a and x86 architecture. However, at the end, I couldn't finalize ...
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Application update localy via wifi

Is there a way through which I can connect two devices (via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth ) and check applications' updates from each other? I used to use SHAREit for this purpose but after update, it does not ...
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Textnow storage

My husband has the textnow app downloaded on his phone. Under storage the app is listed as running on SD. That's the only downloaded app listed. All the others are under internal storage. He said he ...
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Can we diagnose and stop spying and tracking activities of android apps?

Recently I read a link https://telecom.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/android-apps-caught-tracking-users-even-after-they-say-stop/68010363 Almost all android apps require permissions. Can we ...
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Can I find which app is making certain DNS requests?

So I've been using pihole and my Android 7 phone is making some unexpected requests to DNS for a particular domain. Is there an app or technique I can use to find which app is initiating those request....
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What is this app icon showing in my notification bar? Check the pic i encircled with blue [duplicate]

That icon i with blue circle showing in the screenshot..what do you mean by that?
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Troubleshooting why apps are taking longer time to be installed

When I try to install an app using Play Store or through sideloading in my Panasonic Eluga Pulse X, it takes so much time to install it. If the app is pretty big like Messenger, it would take about 5 ...
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I have a Lenovo Yoga Book running Android 6.0.1 and Launcher3 keeps stopping

Launcher3 keeps stopping and everytime I aknowledge it, it stops again. It appears to be in a loop and I can't even get any application running, including Settings because everytime it pops up (...
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Access App data

I want to get my Netflix password out of my Android, because I forgot it. I tried the Google Chrome method but didn't work. If I want to access app data and cache, do I have to root my phone?
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Removal of installed app on my SD card

I installed some apps on my SD card in my previous phone, now I can't find them on my new phone. The other things are visible in the SD card on my new except the installed apps. Which app can you ...
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Is it possible to build an ad-hoc network on the application level, without a custom ROM? [closed]

I am currently trying to build an adhoc network using android phones. Is it possible to do so, without touching the kernel and OS level?
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Change an app language without changing the system language nor rooting the phone

i have a phone the language of which is English. I also have a Mi Band 3 on which I have installed Arabic package to be able to see my friends' messages in Persian (using the same characters as Arabic)...
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Why does the Google Play Store sometimes not list an app update?

I've noticed that the Google Play Store sometimes does not list an update for an app. For example, I'm working on a stock, non-rooted, Android Nougat device on which Firefox Focus was installed ...
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Unable to open link with native app in Android

I have this problem on my Marshmallow device. My issue is with select apps on my device, particularly the Expedia app. I can get some native apps to work, including Shazam and Google apps (Youtube, ...
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How to use external OTG webcam for video calls/conference/talks?

I am sorry if this is a dumb question. I thought this was an easy task, but either I am searching in the wrong direction or this isn't easy at all. I want to make a video call (like Skype, Skype fo ...