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Questions tagged [applications]

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Bug in google play store?

Google Play store reports my apps sizes as "null" but AFAIK my app is working. It says "null" where app size should be listed. Is this a bug? At my other app, it says "size undefined".
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Is there a way to track down the changes in the filesystem made by a certain app?

Ok, so I download an app from Google Play and launch it. I'd like to see the behavior of this app, i.e. new directories or files changed/created by this app throughout the filesystem. Is there, for ...
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How to figure out which APP downloaded a file OR requested a download?

I found that a file (which was an apk for a new App) was downloaded several times without asking for a permission. My phone is Samsung Galaxy 7 with Android V 7.0. How can I find which App did the ...
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Proof for the application XYZ is never installed on a non-rooted Android phone

With adb, we can list the applications. In the documentation, the -u option also lists the uninstalled applications. I'd tested and this is not working! I need at least one way to prove or at least ...
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Unable to Seek on Full Screen Videos in Chrome/Chrome Beta

So I have an odd issue that I haven't been able to find a fix for. When I'm watching a video in Chrome (or Chrome Beta), if I go full screen, whenever I try to seek to a different time in the video, ...
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Automatic app updating interrupts video

I have a Google Nexus 6P. Irritatingly enough, when apps are finished updating, whatever video I'm watching in whatever app is paused. Every time. And when you can't schedule app updates for when you'...
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Create sdcard0 symlink on 6.0.1 for WhatsApp compatibility

I recently switched from a Galaxy S2 running CM 10.2 (Android 4.3.1) to a Nexus 5 running 6.0.1 (stock rooted). My goal was to migrate all my WhatsApp data (history, media, etc.) over to the new ...
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Wifi hotspot without internet

With newer versions of Android and for certain manufacturers they always tries to make sure your WiFi has internet. I guess this is an OK feature if multiple known Wifi AP is available. However the ...
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Which user data are apps able to collect by default?

On Android, I used to prefer the mobile website of services instead of their app because of possible privacy concerns. Now I'm wondering if this is actually unnecessary. So my question is: Which ...
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Is Psiphon a spyware application?

I noticed that even when my phone is off, this app is connected to the Internet by itself: https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=Psiphon+Inc.&hl=en
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Change Arabic digits to English while phone language is Arabic

Every time I set Arabic language it comes with Arabic digits, and could make them English Format by MoreLocale 2 App, that needs grant with adb permission.CHANGE_CONFIGURATION. Now I would do this ...
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Is it possible to view and intercept android's activity launch from a PC

I know when a particular activity is launched (for a particular app) it may or may not require additional arguments. Also, if an activity is exported then I (or any other app in the device) can launch ...
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Is it possible to run an app directly from a USB flash drive (OTG)?

I'm almost giving up on this, can anyone help me? I have a Samsung Galaxy S6 which means that I can't get an external sd card mounted to my phone. So I bought an OTG flash drive with the hope that I ...
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How to know which installed app can show before my native lock screen?

My question stems from this question about an app showing a custom view (with ads) before the lock screen. As of now none of the answers there provides a technical way to filter out the concerned app ...
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How to connect a USB Device to Bluestack

I have drone( DJI Phantom 3), and in order to fly it correctly DJI provides an App for IOS and Android("DJI Go"). The thing is that I have a Kolina k100 android phone(a cheap chineese one), and I can ...
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Series of application freezes and battery discharging fast after turning on flash in camera once

I have LG Optimus L9 P760, Swift L9 with Android system. Few days ago I was using my phone camera and turned on "flash" under settings for it (the lamp). When I wanted to take a photo, camera ...
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Help! 25 unkown apps messing with my phone

These apps keep showing up in my data usage screen. I have no idea what they are or where they came from. There are 25 of them by the way. All they seem to do is use up data and interfere with my ...
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How to extract road details from Google map?

I have a problem of getting GPS locations regarding to a road from google maps android API. How can we get a GPS location range regarding to a road? Is there any way to identify a marked point is ...
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Data usage, random number apps

What are these numbers in the Data Usage and Battery Usage screen in Jellybean? I'm having a issue with apps turning up that use data in the background. I have no idea what the are or where they came ...
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Read more about system incidents in Diagnostic application?

Long story short, we bought a new phone: Sony Xperia M4 Aqua dual SIM 16GB version. The phone is on with Android 5.0 and is pretty new, but he doesn't stop keeping restarting itself. (he just blink 2 ...
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Auto restore doesn't work

I just switched from a Nexus 4 to Moto X 2nd generation this morning. I had backup ON on my nexus 4. When I added my account on the new phone I expected all the apps and related data to get restored ...
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How to record Skype audio on Android?

I saw some similar questions here, but they discuss recording Skype video, -- which I don't need. Also, the solutions only suggest ways to record 1 side of the conversation. I tried to use Real call ...
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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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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 restrict games installation

I am a iPhone person and my wife is andriod. Our son has been madly installing games despite me hiding the play store icon in a folder he manage to find it. I went into playstore setting but the ...
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Cannot clear app data

Specs Samsung Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 Oreo App based on this Google sample that works fine on other Galaxy S8 phones Question On trying to start from scratch on my app installed by APK file, I am ...
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How to always show the status bar?

All is in the title: I want to always show the status bar, even in fullscreen mode (basically, I want a deactivation of the fullscreen mode). Ideally, I would like to display it in portrait mode when ...
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Question about restricted user profiles on 4.4.3 KitKat tablet

I realize that 4.4.3 is a very old version at this point so let me explain my situation for context. I work as IT in a small trucking company, we are a client of another company called PeopleNet who ...
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Reality check – Has ES file explorer abandoned its pro version?

Has anybody else wondered if ES Global decided to make money with their Explorer app by abandoning the pro version altogether and milking the free version? I have used ES file explorer for a long ...
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What kind of information can an Android app from the Play Store with zero permissions enabled gather about me and my phone?

Find an app in the Google Play store Click on Install App is installed without any permissions granted, except for the default settings (SDK >= 23) Run the app without giving any extra runtime ...
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Scan and recreate QR code

Does anyone know of a way (preferably a single app) that could scan and recreate a QR code? Eg. I point my phone at the code, and then I could display that code on the screen, so it can be scanned ...
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How to install apps to SD with adb when SD is formatted as internal storage

LOS 14.1, small internal storage, large SD card formatted as "internal". Now when I adb install -s whatever.apk it fails with java.lang.IllegalStateException: ☃No suitable external storage available ...
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What is the accuracy of the wossip app?

what is the accuracy of the wossip app`s USAGE menu drop down? Does it reflect actual usage of the monitored account or some other state?
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Is there any comprehensive way of hiding an app entirely with or without root access?

By "comprehensive" I mean a method likely not easy to detect. Is there any way to hide an app icon from any and every launcher?, it is not a problem if such a way requires root access installed. ...
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Tasker to programmatically uninstall apps

I would like to setup a tasker profile to check every predetermined time for any apps not on my approved list (BaselineApps.txt) and uninstall them. I am a noob to shell scripting and tasker. This is ...
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Change languages for specific apps

A week ago I was surprised with an update of an app that suddenly changed its language from English to my local language. This kind of change is usually good for most people, however, I would like to ...
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Prevent apps from being suspended

I run sshd in a Termux window as my main means of accessing files on my Galaxy S7. This works fairly well, except that I seem to have to re-run sshd rather frequently. I suspect that this is because ...
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Microsoft Office Lens Multi-page Scanning

The Microsoft Office Lens app used to have multi-page support, but now I can't find the option. Did Microsoft remove it? If not, how do I access the multi-page scanning feature?
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How can you force an app to display it's portrait view while the device is physically in landscape orientation?

Ok, please read what I am saying BEFORE you go telling me to download a myriad of screen orientation locking apps... I have an app (Innomail) that uses 2 different displays one for portrait and one ...
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Can Gmail be set to do send/receive email rather than synching

I seldom use my cell phone for emailing but want to be able to do so occasionally. I know how to add non-Gmail email accounts to the Gmail app, but I want to set sync to "never" for them so that my ...
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Log what an application does and accesses

I'm a bit paranoid about the permissions that certain applications require to work on an Android phone. Specially the "Access to your storage" permission. What I'm scared of is if an application is ...
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Internal GPS interfering with mock locations?

I've been using mock locations in my latest endeavors, and I'm having some issues. I enabled a mock location app from the developer options, set my Location Mode to 'Device Only,' and took precautions ...
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How can I tell if someone is getting into my device remotely

I think someone is spying on me. How can I tell if someone read my messages for pink my phone calls or downloading pictures to their equipment or from cuz I have Android IP address pop up on my Google ...
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.com.google.chrome files in my Downloads

I have a bunch of files in my "Downloads" folder with names that start with ".com.google.chrome". What are these files? Is it possible that they are failed downloads?
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moving legacy app to new device

So I recently bought a new phone and there's this app I have on my old device that is not available in the play store anymore and that I should nonetheless like to move to my new device. I'm ...
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How can I save a word document (from Word Android app) to Google drive?

There are options for OneDrive and Dropbox, but I can't save to my Google drive account, why?!
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Call a number on a website

Instead of having to highlight a number, copy, switch to call app, paste the number, and dial, is there a way to dial a number found on a website directly? I heard something about copyright issue with ...
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Every microphone app for using with AUX has a loud noise in the background

Every app that I download for android with the function of using android as an external microphone (For example, attaching the fone to pc using an AUX cable) produces an noise that is very loud, and I ...
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opening files in mounted directory from within apps

I have successfully mounted a local network location on to /sdcard/routersd ; I can successfully browse within this mounted directory and do copy/delete operations. My purpose of creating that is for ...
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How to boot the GUI so that one single application is launched as part of it?

I would like to reuse an older Android phone as a digital controller for some applications. It would basically be a browser (or webkit) running full screen (which would display some buttons via ...