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Samsung tablet blocked

Bonjour, Tout à l'heure j'ai ressortis ma tablette samsung a6 pour tester une nouvelle fonctionnalité de steam. En voulant l'allumer, j'ai eu un écran bleu avec écris "downloading". J'ai vu sur ...
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Unable to install/update apps from Play store on Xiaomi A3 on data plan

I am trying to download update/install apps from the Play store on my MI A3 Jio connection, but it has been unsuccessful. All services like Facebook, Whatsapp, etc are working fine. The apps I am ...
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Why can't I install anything? No error given, just endlessly “tries”

I have been unable to install anything on my Moto E5 Play (Android 8.0). It never gives an error, or any indication that something's wrong, it just eternally spins the loading circle around the app's ...
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App not showing up in app store search result

I am trying to download this app in samsung galaxy s4 with android 5.0.1 I have tried looking for it in another phone with android 4.2 but it doesn't show up when I search for it in the playstore (...
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Opening an .apk on Android shows a file list instead of installing

For a client I build a private app which their employees can download on their tablet and use. To get the app, the employee opens Chrome on his tablet and navigates to an URL to start the .apk ...
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Game download blocker

How do I keep a senior citizen from downloading and installing every game ad that pops up from games that are installed. He has a few games he likes and ads pop up and he cannot be told about the X ...
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App downloads big data again on every start

I have changed many of the permissions (especially by Play Store and Play Store Services). Now many apps works unusual and many doesn't work but doesn't give any understandable error. One of them is ...
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Use proxy for stock android download manager? Play store not downloading through shadowsocks

I'm in China. I use proxy to access GFW blocked sites. Proxy is connected as an android VPN. Stock download manager does not go through proxy. How can I use proxy with it? On my Mi Mix 2S, I just ...
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How to search for Android apps without ads?

Is it possible to limit searches within the Google Play Store to apps (gratis or paid) that do not contain ads? If it's not possible within the Google Play store, is there another effective way to ...
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How To Download videos From INSIDE an App

There is an app called "Spacetoon Go" Basically its like Netflix but for kids and without downloading option . All video downloaders apps "That i know of" only integrate with videos in websites . ...
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Is it possible to download Android application's cloud-save file as the end-user?

The application is an indie game that has a one-man dev team. A cloud save feature was very recently launched for alpha testing for the Android variant; the cloud save does not seem to offer any type ...
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Android repeats downloading updates from the 90% completion status (Android 5 to Android 6 update, Huawei)?

I have Android 5 Huawei phone which reports that Android 6 / EMUI 4 update is available. I selected the download option and the download happens up to 100% but then it springs back to the 90% ...
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I can't permanently delete or download files

Whenever I try to permanently delete a photo in my photo gallery, I get a message saying "Can't delete from device." I've tried deleting files by plugging my phone up to my computer, but the files ...
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How to make new files in Downloads folder visible to all apps?

In Android Nougat, when I use Samsung's File Manager to move an apk file into the Downloads folder, it then appears - within File Manager - in the Downloads folder (as expected). When I try to access ...
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clone app and do auto-update on the cloned app like Parallel Space

Is it possible to create something like Parallel Space by oneself? There a well described to procedure how to clone an app How to keep two versions of an app installed? How to Install and Run ...
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playstore download stops for no reason

There are no problems downloading games and apps that are less than 100mb. But if i download apps that are more than 1gb, i tend to leave it downloading overnight. By morning, I checked my phone ...
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Chrome - unprompted auto-download of files after opening the browser - bug or something else?

Upon opening google chrome on android, it suddenly downloaded (unprompted by me) a jpeg, as well as a "seed" file. After scanning both files with the mobile version of kaspersky, i opened the jpeg ...
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How to get latest version of Google Play Store

I'm trying to solve a problem I'm having with Google Play Store. (Specifically, a continual "Error checking for updates" and an empty "Installed" list. I tried clearing the cache.) The version I have ...
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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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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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How to stop embarassing images showing on my phone's screen when I try to tweet?

I have downloaded some images of an adult nature onto my phone. My problem is, they show up as preview images whenever I try to compose a new tweet in the official Twitter app. I can't find any ...
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Why aren't my songs dowloading?

I use an Android phone, and I usually download songs by converting them from YouTube to mp3 through websites. This time, when I hit the download button, the downloading didn't start. It said "download ...
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How to replace Android's Download Manager by an other default app?

I got enough of the poor functionality of com.android.providers.downloads So I decided for a better alternative download manger. But how can I choose the alternative as preferred download manager? ...
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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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Downloads sporadically disappearing. QuickTransfer folder appears

For the last while now (months, I think it may have been tied to an update), most of the files in my download folder (/storage/emulated/0/download) disappear at seemingly random times, then all come ...
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How to fix “Samsung account already exists in account manager” when downloading apps?

When I am downloading the Collins Cobuild English Dictionary from Galaxy Apps, it displays the message: "Samsung account already exists in account manager", as shown in the picture. As a result, I am ...
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Forced download

I had this icon in notification bar once I connected to wifi .. Google play auto update is disabled and application update comes with no red dot ... When I scrolled down the status bar, no ...
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Is Qualcomm safe to be on phone or is it a security threat?

I have alot of stuff downloaded on my phone like com.qualcomm.qti.simsettings all starting with Qualcomm. Should these be on my phone ?? What little I did read it said security threat. Should I delete ...
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How to get reliable download for old Android Samsung?

What is reliable? I need reliable Android, to install "from zero", cleaning all the old firmware of the old smartphone.... So, the first and main step is to download a reliable and complete set of ...
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Can't download anything from Sourceforge on Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime+?

I can't download anything from Sourceforge from Android such as Samsung galaxy grand prime+ and HTC phones. How to solve this problem? Can I download from Sourceforge on Android? Update: Android ...
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Downloads start minutes after clicking the button

Recently I've been getting an issue that when I start any download from an app such as the Play Store or Google drive, when I click the download button I get a indication that the download has begun ...
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Is there a reasonably straightforward way to download videos from proprietary web browser players?

I have a Samsung SM-P900 tablet that I bought specifically to watch professional education videos during a long commute. Unfortunately almost immediately after that the videos I want to watch the most,...
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File not deleted from Downloads message (but got disappeared)

When I try to delete a file using the downloads app (Android 8.1 app), I sometimes get the notification that my file couldn't be deleted and subsequent message by tapping the notification that my file ...
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How to allow downloading multiple files again in Chrome?

When I was recently downloading files from a website, Chrome warned me, that website tries to download multiple files. I haven't seen that warning before and I guessed, that this may be security ...
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WhatsApp away from Wi Fi?

When I am away from WiFi, I do not want to receive nor send messages or media on WhatsApp. Where on my Moto G can I make this setting? Thanks !!
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LineageOS 14.1 browser keeps saying “Download Unsuccessful” at 30-35%

I recently installed LineageOS 14.1 x86 (Android 7.1.2), and have been having issues downloading with the default browser. Every download starts working, but then fails at around ≈30-35%. I have: ...
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“Save as” like window's saving

I see that in Android (MiMax 2 with Android 7) the downloads fall in the same and unique folder. I have a Dropbox. In the Dropbox I can save my files offline. But when I want to move a file from the ...
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Ads security issue affecting all Android system

for a couples of day I have noticed that there is a strange behavior on my Android phone device. and I think it is a global problem. I have noticed that some Ads appears in the screen in whatever app ...
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How to download a specific part of any online streaming videos on Android phone?

I'm using an Android phone. I watch action movies online in it. I always want to download only some particular scenes of the movie. But I don't know how. So I download the complete movies which are ...
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certain apps won't download

the google play store won't open or download certain apps. most apps open fine and have no problem downloading updates, but a few are giving me trouble and not even letting me open their page on ...
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What about Android App Bundles' language support?

You can find out everything you need to know about Android App Bundles here. As this is a new way to deliver apk's I am very interested in how it works. When taking a look at the explanatory video ...
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second language disappears after restart

I have a q about my android phone. every time I turn off or restart my phone (Samsung Note 3) my second language for typing disappears and I have to download the second language from the list on ...
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Multiple links/files/folders download using Android phones/Apps

How to download all links/files/folders from websites/web directories using android phones/apps?
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Difference between drive, file manager, and downloads on my android phone?

I know that Google photos access my pictures, no matter what device I get on, as long as I enter my email address. But, my question is that, what's the difference between drive, file manager and ...
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Virus keeps downloading “Female for Portuguese” TTS file while hijacking Chrome

Device: Samsung Galaxy S4 mini [SCH-I435] OS: Android 4.4.2 Problem: When I try to open my browser (Chrome) it auto redirects to us.councilors425qd.top/.... and starts auto downloading "Female for ...
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Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 Stuck at Samsung logo with no recovery and no download mode

Background: I was having CWM recovery with custom ROM "CyanogenMod" and recently I flashed "LineageOS" successfully but I noticed that phone internal storage is being occupied by previous ROM files ...
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new.jar file getting downloaded automatically

What causes new.jar file getting downloaded frequently. I saw it happening again after deleting the downloaded new.jar file. What is this file about?
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Able to open existing files, but cannot download any new ones (e.g., pictures from Chrome or camera app)

My (unrooted) Moto G4 currently has a 32Gb SD card formatted for internal storage. I can open files stored on the SD card (e.g., pictures, ebooks, etc.), so as far as I can tell the card itself is ...
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Install google play games without internet connection

I have a tablet that can't connect to the internet (I don't know why) and I want to install some games from google play. Is there a way to download them in another device and then transfer to the ...
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Problems with downloading certain APPS from Google play to my new mobile phone

I have a new HTC U11 phone, and an old defective (not working) S5. Whenever I try to download an App, say Skype, on my new phone, although I get a message that it has been installed, yet it just isn't ...