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Why is the bURLy app no longer visible in the PlayStore?

@Dan Hulme I just read this comment from you, wondering why the app bURLY was deleted from the store. I googled the package name and found the apk in the wild but it also didnt really work / didnt ...
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Finish navigation in Google Maps and get the driving summary

I cannot find one of the most essential features in Google Maps: Navigate from point A to B, and be able to press stop at any time, at any coordinate, giving you the drive summary. Sometimes ...
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App that can remotely install apps for others?

I have a few tablets in my company. I want to install a certain educational app for all the tablets but I do not want to go around the company, manually installing it for them. Is there an app or a ...
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Quick way to send a link to a Google Play store app via SMS

I feel like I'm not seeing something obvious. I have several apps installed via the Google Play store on an Android device. I want to send links via SMS to the appropriate Google Play store pages so ...
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How to find unused applications

I want to uninstall unused applications. BTW : I don't have goople playstore installed nor use a google account, I use yalp or aurora stores to install applications. How can I find the unused ...
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How to disable the google app in android 8.1.0?

I have been looking for the option using the google app itself, but when selecting the settings button inside, it does nothing, only stays in the same screen without the options in the second and ...
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Encryption unsuccessful

I am a senior citizen with very limited tech knowledge. I woke up this AM with the encryption unsuccessful error notice on my Android. I have been searching all these sites for help and cannot ...
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I cannot open or play song's with anything but Files (default file explorer on AndroidOne

I have a new Nokia 3.1. After putting in and formatting an SD card, I copied a tonne of music to it (in Music/ in the root folder). This is m4a and mp3 files. Every music player app I get (Musicolet, ...
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Launch apps from an external keyboard or gamepad key shortcut

Desperately looking for a way to launch apps from a physical keyboard or gamepad key shortcut. As I understand on the older Android versions there were a Quick Launch submenu in setting where you was ...
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How to emulate Android Pie with arm64-v8a?

I am trying to emulate my application on Android Pie on arm64-v8a with Android Studio. But I cannot find the image for it in SDK Manager. How can this be done? There has to be a tutorial for this ...
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Video text stuck sending

I shot a great video that I was trying to send through Message+ on Verizon (Android). I did not have a very strong connection when I tried sending it. The video has been stuck on "Sending" for over ...
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Anyway to make blue light filter App include the notification swipe-down area?

From initial Googling it seems that it's an intentional issue in later Android OS versions, that blue light filters (Apps) cannot have any effect on the swipe down notification area. I was just ...
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Can I get the account details or logged details of an application from the data / file system directory of phone?

Can i get the account details or logged details of an application from the data file of the application in the file system. My device is rooted. For example I have two Instagram accounts saved in the ...
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How do you auto restart an app in an Android device after it has been closed?

I am putting my tablet on display for visitors to use Skype but I am afraid if a visitors goes into another page instead of Skype. Is there a method I can use that will restart Skype automatically ...
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Is it possible to install an FM Radio application to get local frequencies?

Samsung Galaxy S10 has a built-in radio application. But it catches only USA and Canada frequencies. I do not live in USA nor in Canada. So is it possible to install an FM Radio application from ...
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App Installation “blocked by your IT admin”? (Galaxy Note 8)

I use YMusic to listen to music/audio books, which is an outsider app from xda-developers. When I tried to install an update, I got the message below, as if YouTube is preventing me from installing ...
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Migrating to a custom rom

I'd like to ask if there is a way to backup all my apps and data to transfer from miui to a custom rom. I've switched before, on another device but had to reinstall everything, which was pretty ...
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Ott tv box global 4ktv firmware GT7.80 did a facory reset and now cant dowload apps

Does anyone know how to configure this box?
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How do I deal with Opera showing Facebook images as too small?

I've just changed phones, from Lenovo K50 to Xiaomi Redmi 7. But there's one problem that I haven't seen before – images shown are unreadable, simply caused by fact that they're too small to see ...
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How to delete contact who don't use whatsapp?

How to delete all contact who don't use Whatsapp only?
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Convert system app to a user app without root

Is there any way to make a system app a user app using adb and without root?
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Can more than one emulator be used for displaying a bluetooth connection?

If I have a program that is used for syncing two devices using Bluetooth, is it possible to use two emulators to show the connection?
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Coolpad illumina

My mobile data won't connect to the server since I powered off the phone. I can still get calls and texts but can't connect to server. We've rebooted, airplanes mode on of WiFi on off mobile data on ...
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can't find installed app in play store

I installed an app. I want to make a note of the author or play store link so that I can find it in future if I want it on another mobile device it doesn't show any author There's no clue in the ...
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VirtualBox is not working what to do?

I am new in Android. I have downloaded Genymotion and installed a Custom Phone Device.when I run the code it just give me the blank page.what should i do? Any help is appreciated.Thanks
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How to view contact notes or other information of the contact during incoming calls

I am looking for a android application or android settings that to allow me to view the stored notes, relations or other information alongside with phone number and names of the saved contact during ...
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BT connectivity(connection / unpair) is not working properly

I am working on Toradex apalis imx6q with Android Nougat. When we try remove the paired device(bu clicking unpair), unpair was done properly. But, still music playing on bluetooth headsets. Steps:: ...
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Whatsapp not installing

I just flashed a rom and then tried installing Whatsapp on my phone via the play store. I kept on getting an error and I tried factory reseting and everything. So then I try to install the official ...
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Is it possible to change camera settings of an app on android emulator?

I am using Nox Android Emulator and i have a question about if i can change default camera settings of an app, i have uninstalled stock camera app by android terminal but this app still uses to ...
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How can I force android phone behave like a tablet, so that apps behave as if they are running on tablet?

I have three devices, two android phones and an android tablet. Below is there screen details: Phone 1: 5.96 inches, 1440 x 2560 pixels, 16:9 ratio (broader) Phone 2: 6.18 inches, 1080 x 2246 pixels, ...
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Apps missing when freeing up space

Tried to install a new app on my android phone (marshmello). But since I didnt have much memory space left Google play store asked to free up space and opened a new pop up. But in the Free Up Space ...
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Salvage app cache when unable to open app

Every time my phone reboots and sometimes even without reboot when it's working at I guess full capacity, it resets its settings and acts like I just booted the phone for the first time except from ...
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Mirroring application screen using Miracast

How do I cast only an application and not whole screen when connected to miracast?
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App to send commands over telnet? [closed]

I have a home appliance which I would like to control over TCP/IP - telnet - protocol. Do I need to design and program my own app for that or is there a shorter way to success? Some "universal remote ...
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I am trying to recover a failed posting, just disappeared on Andriod

On my Galaxy Edge 6, I shared a post from Twitter to LinkedIn. The post stopped at 98% and when I checked the phone again it wasn't posted and it had just vanished. How do I recover the post?
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Will google assistant allow the same account in two different phones

I want to know will google assistant allow the same account in two different phones? Will the messages or any other information will goes to secondary phone where the account is linked
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Questions about Android application GPS location control

Is it possible to use Android GPS only to be notified when the app is in the background, or when the phone is off the screen, such as a beacon, when it reaches a certain radius?
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Arc Welder app: Launch App, Test, and Download Zip buttons missing

My Arc Welder app has been broken for some time now I can't find any other questions on how to fix this so I thought I would ask myself. my arc welder is missing the "Launch App", "Download Zip", and "...
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Will apps exempted from background optimization be affected by low-battery triggered energy saving?

I disabled optimization for Whatsapp. I want to limit Whatsapp only if the battery is low. Does LineageOs 14 ignore the whitelist on low battery out of the box already? I'm wondering about this ...
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How can I sort applications by cache size?

How can I sort applications by cache size? I can sort applications by data size in Settings → Apps storage, but it doesn't take into account the cache size, which can sometimes be significant. ...
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Android automatically setting Chrome as the default browser eve though I change

I don't want Chrome to be my default browser. I set my default browser to Firefox. Then when I click a link, It opens in Chrome again. I get back to default apps settings to check and I see Chrome is ...
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App permissions say Voice Recorder can modify contents of SD card but VR won't let me record to it

Therefore, when I try to set the recording location to somewhere on the SD card, I'd expect to be allowed. And yet: I tried the bare 9016-4EF8 folder, the Android folder in it, the data folder in ...
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How to extract Facebook messenger password

I would like to ask you how can i see the stored password of FB messenger on my phone. What i already tried: Password reset did not work since the mail that was used is blocked and the phone number ...
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Google Fit often doesn't count my steps

In the past, Google Fit accurately counted my steps and tracked my cycling. Now is often doesn't count my steps and never tracks my cycling. Is it my phone or the app? I have changed phones: I had a ...
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Apps won't close on Huawei MediaPad M5

Usually on Android, there is a button to show what apps are running the background - this isn't a list of system processes (nor system apps), but user started applications (games). After we press the ...
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connecting AB shutter3 to my android phone

I tried to connect AB shutter3 to my android phone but my phone bluetooth cannot find it talk less of connecting, please how do i resolve this issue.
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Changing WhatsApp contacts picture

I have a picture linked to my friends number, saved in my phones contacts. This picture originally defaulted onto his Whatsapp account (which are linked), because he doesn't have a Whatsapp photo set. ...
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“Apps permission Management running” advice

I can reboot my tablet (KT107) to the page showing the message "Apps permission Management running" I swipe up to the next page and select the icon to open the page showing All Apps - but this page ...
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How do I bookmark a page in Google Books?

Google Books has a feature whereby you can bookmark a page by tapping any corner of any page of a book you're reading. However, I was unable to do this. Could someone please provide some help as to ...
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What can be removed from Android Tablet?

I was recently given a roverpad tesla 10.1 tablet : (https://www.imei.info/phonedatabase/16842-roverpad-tesla-101/) It is total garbage as a tablet but I would like to use as a controller for a mini ...