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Use this tag only for questions about the documentation for Android OS. For document files, please use [documents] instead. Please don't use this tag just to document something.

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What is the best way to get the Android SDK reference offline on my Android device?

I want to study the Android API on my phone during my frequent and long metro rides (where I cannot connect to the internet). What would be the best way to make the documentation available (I would ...
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Simple documentation frameworks on android (like local HTML help)

I´m facing the challenge to transfer a long-grown (local) HTML documentation to Android. As you probably know, all Android web browsers refuse the usage of local links inside the Android file system ...
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Android OS documentation

Is there documentation that explains all OS processes, file systems, and other folders (for instance /dev and related file device) in Android OS? I’m interested to discover all this information ...
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Map human-readable permissions to actual permissions (android reference documentation)

How can I find out exactly what permissions qualify for a given "human readable" permission listed in a given app's App Info in the Android UI? If I open a given App info for an app ...
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List of all actions protected by given permission

I am supposed to perform static analysis of an APK that has a lot of permissions requested in the Manifest. I would like to find out whether all the permissions requested are really needed by the app ...
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Is there some documentation how exactly does the Factory Reset Protection (FRP) works?

Is there some detailed documentation how exactly does the Factory Reset Protection (FRP) on Android devices works?
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What are the standard GUI elements called?

Is there a list of what the standard elements on an Android devices are called? I can use everything just fine, but explaining to others to "use that bar at the top" and "the button that looks like a ...
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Why can't I copy files between the external & interal SD on an Android 4.2 tablet?

When I insert a micro-SD card into the tablet, I can open the graphical "file manager" in the apps and view which files & folders are on the internal-SD and the external-SD. However I can not ...
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Is there a 'User manual' for Android 2.1?

The user guides that came with my Android 2.1 phone are pretty basic and mostly geared to the mobile company's interface and apps. I've come across this PDF guide to Android 2.2. Is there something ...
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Documentation/reference for fastboot

Where can I find the documentation for fastboot in Android SDK's platform-tools? I know that running fastboot on its own gives a quick help for the different commands, but I'd like to know about ...
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where can I find man page for top

I have a bugreport file containing output from (as it says) top -n 1 -d 1 -m 30 -t The -m option is not known on my ubuntu linux, wo where can I find the android man page for the top command? I don'...
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adb shell mount command: documentation?

I'm creating a guide for noobs on editing the SystemUI.apk on the US Galaxy S3. But, before I post the guide, I want to make sure I know my stuff! I'm looking to learn about ADB (and ADB shell) and ...
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Android Jelly Bean help or user manual

Can I get inline help with functionality in my Android device? For example, my good old Nokia had a help feature, with which after selecting an item for a few seconds, it used to display the ...
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Filesystem hierarchy, that defines the directory structure and directory contents of Android?

I have searched, but haven't yet been able to find, an authoritative documentation of the filesystem hierarchy of the Android OS. Can someone tell me whether this exists at all and if so, where?
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Nexus One User's Guide Printed Book?

Does the Nexus One come with a printed (i.e. real paper, not PDF) User's Guide? Note: I know that the N1's User's Guide PDF can be downloaded from here, but I would hate to use my poor printer to ...
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Where can I find a thorough introduction to Android?

I recently bought an Android product (HOTT MD500), with no English-language manual. I've used Linux for more than 10 years, so I generally have no difficulty adapting to various interface changes, but ...