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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 ...
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Problem with app update: Play Store keep downloading to much

For a few weeks now, Play Store struggles to update 2 of my apps. It tries to download the update but overshoots (see image). It does this a few times until it puts them back on the pending list. ...
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List of all apps on the phone that are no longer available in the Play Store [duplicate]

Once an application is removed from the Play Store I will likely want to uninstall it. However, I do not know of an obvious way to figure out which applications are currently installed on my phone but ...
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Can't stream or download podcasts hosted by Audioboom

I got a Galaxy S8 a few weeks ago and I noticed that I could not download or stream episodes from the podcast Casefile. The problem persisted on seven different podcast apps so I figured it wasn't the ...
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Android System WebView

I am trying to run an app called Fully Kiosk Browser, to lock down to a single specific web page. This is on an Android TV Box, running Android 7.1.2 However, when my web page does not load in the app....
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Which apps can find Non-root apps's data? [duplicate]

Where Android apps store data? I am trying to find all the app data of a game installed on my device(2.53GB) for move it to another device(first time) because I need to change my device soon... I don'...
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Can't Install BOTIM android application in Oreo

I have Moto G5 with android Oreo OS, I am trying to install BOTIM application from play store, play store able to download it, but it gives error during installation (Can't install BOTIM app). Even I ...
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Third Party Apps cant get wifi SSID

This is the my first time asking in this SE site. I have a Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro running MIUI custom from Xiaomi.eu. The problem is that in every app (third party apps) that uses Wifi, the SSID is not ...
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Cannot download through a link

I have google play and app gallery (from Huawei). but whenever i need to download an app through a link it brings me directly to the Huawei Gallery and of course it is telling me the app is not ...
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Battery BroadcastReceiver in background

I am developing an app which needs to listen to the android.intent.action.ACTION_BATTERY_CHANGED intent in the background. I understand that since API 26, it is no longer possible to "statically" ...
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Does buying thousands of apps (but not installing them) cause bloat in Android?

A few years ago, Google added the ability for app developers to place their apps "on sale". They included the ability for developers to temporarily offer their apps for free. I started "buying" ...
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Is there a way to make Android prioritise data connection instead of wifi, when both are on?

I have a home wifi setup that does not connect to the internet. My phone data plan includes free data when streaming for some items ( stan,spotify,netflix) So I try to mirror the screen (not cast) so ...
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Prevent application from gaining root access

I'm developing a device management application on a rooted device and I'm looking for a solution to the problem that any application can access the su commands a get access to change things on the ...
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Is there a successor to CSipSimple?

The goal is to use the CSipSimple on a TMO Galaxy S5. I found the .apk files, however they are dated 2012: https://code.google.com/archive/p/csipsimple/downloads CSipSimple-0.04-01.apk installed ...
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Pushing a directory of code to GitHub from Android

I have a directory structure containing code on my Android phone. I would like to push the code to GitHub. I have downloaded the FastHub app and tried the mobile and desktop versions of my GitHub ...
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How to keep useful but rarely used apps uninstalled in the phone (ready-to-install, ideally including their settings)?

Currently I have installed ~500 apps, mostly productivity apps and tools of various types. I would like to have only ~100 most frequent apps installed and keep the rest (~400) uninstalled, stored in ...
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BBM Android chat lost after Android crash

I've recently been experiencing Android crashes (5.0), and the BBM app seems to be particularly volatile and could be the cause of the crashes. I had a single contact and chat history with that ...
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AIDE: backspace key not working

I am running the AIDE Android development app on Android Oreo 8.1. This has happened a few times now, that while riding the Java code from the Java code sample, the backspace key fails to work (it ...
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Wallet app from BudgetBakers won't revert my bank's records

I'm using the Wallet app from BudgetBakers.com. I have paid my 40$ licence fee but after ain't my bank and downloading all transactions I am unable to refresh the transactions with new records from my ...
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Why do the system apps show 0B memory space occupied?

I had noticed in my phone's applications manager, that the size of the system apps are displayed as 0B, which indicates that no memory space is occupied by that particular app. Please see this ...
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Why is Amazon Shopping app showing 'null' after the product price?

I've heard that if a website or an app appears in a weird way, it means that your device might have been hacked. I have Android 8.1 Oreo, and below is the Amazon Shopping app showing 'null' after the ...
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How to block TCP connections?

I have an app, a replica of a shooter game in Android. It is just for experimental use only, me and my friends are testing it. I need to block all TCP connections so I can test my security. But its ...
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How to create app-like Chrome shortcuts?

I have a Chrome application which, at some point, I added to my home screen and it was behaving like a real application: there was no Chrome toolbar (for the URL and other settings). The icon was also ...
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Honor 8 won't install default apps?

I had the battery replaced in my Honor 8 and decided it's time for a factory reset after 2 years of use. I did so in the recovery menu, but after setting the phone up I realised that there are basic, ...
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smbv2 samba sharing between Windows 7 and Android stopped working for MyUser, but it works for admin

I used 2 apps that can connect from Android (Nougat) to PC (Windows 7). Hitherto that worked perfect. Now I get user authentication problem when I try to connect from Android to PC with "username" ...
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Lost File on Samsung Phone

So I have a 125gb SD card in my Samsung J7(2016), and since I have enormous amount of space to put such files (no flex), I tried copying lots of files in my SD card including movies, lots of songs, ...
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Cant move apps to my sd card. Please help me with this as i have 29 gb available and i cannot shift

I have a tablet with less space. I have an sd card with 29 gb available but I can't move all apps to sd. I downloaded phone2sd but it said no movable objects. If root is the only way please tell me ...
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Cannot save comments, highlights, etc. with Acrobat Reader for files on the SD card

I'm using an Asus Android device running on Android 4.4.2 (KitKat). With Acrobat Reader, I'm able to save comments, highlights, etc. for PDF files in the internal storage. However, I can't do the same ...
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How to install two versions of the same app so Android wont install it as an update

I have a game called mindustry on my phone, and want to use the .apk for the current version separately from the beta version. What would I need to do to make my device not install the newer .apk as ...
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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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How to download apk file of telegram app on android? [duplicate]

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 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 ...