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Questions tagged [nexus-5]

For questions about the LG Nexus 5, the first phone to ship with Android 4.4 (KitKat). Please only use this tag if you feel your question is specific to the Nexus 5.

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Why is there no option for USB INTERNET in WIRELESS & NETWORK SETTINGS on my Nexus 5?

I own a Nexus 5 with Android KitKat 4.4.2. I have been trying to do reverse tethering without root as is supposedly possible from Settings → Wireless & Networks → More → USB Internet. But I can't ...
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Android lollipop Nexus5 mobile network exclamation mark

I am using nexus5 and I have never had problems using mobile data network. Some days ago I updated to 5.0.1 and problems started occuring, exclamation mark on mobile network icon, internet stopped ...
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How to automatically use SIP/VOIP for international calls?

I have a cell phone plan that includes 9 hours of national calls, however, international calls are billed at extreme minute-rates. For this reason I use VOIP/SIP for international calls thorugh the ...
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Nexus dialer default number

When using the default dialer on Nexus, you can search contact with the T9 dialpad. However, I can't seem to find a way to set the defaults for the numbers that come up for each contact. It doesn't ...
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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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How do I get my mobile data to work again, after the new Android 5.1 update?

I am having an issue with Mobile data no longer working. Mobile data WAS working the day after updating to Android 5.1 on my Nexus 5. But now (1 day later) it is not connecting to Mobile data. It just ...
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Nexus 5 IMEI number gone after updating to Lollipop

My IMEI number has disappeared on my Nexus 5 and now I can neither call nor text. Status of the phone says: Network: Unknown Mobile network type Unknown Service State: Out of service Mobile network ...
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Can you change the runtime on an encrypted phone (KitKat)?

Nexus 5 owner here. Basically, I encrypted my phone a while back while on Dalvik Runtime and recently wanted to give ART a try again (to check app compatibility). The problem is that when I set ...
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500 charge limit on wireless charger for Nexus 4 / 5 (QI)

I recently bought a QI compatible charger for my Nexus 5. On the box it states, that the "wireless charges up to 500 times". I don't understand why the charger is only able to charge my phone 500 ...
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Disable proximity sensor on Nexus 5

My Nexus 5's proximity sensor is broken and I verified the same using the Proximity Sensor Test. As usual, the screen goes black during the calls and I use the power button to end the call. But the ...
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Nexus 5 Random Static on Screen

I have a Nexus 5 phone that randomly switches to a static display. At that point I just need to power it off and back on again and it usually works. It will randomly go back to the static screen after ...
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Nexus 5 in boot loop

I will explain the issue in sequence I was running custom ROM on my Nexus 5. One day the device was stuck in flying colour dot animation and never came out of that I went to recovery mode and cleaned ...
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Completely disable Nexus 5 Power Button and Remap to Volume Button

I have a 1.5 year old Nexus 5 and its power button is somehow broken from the inside. The thing goes in a reboot loop whenever I either try to turn the phone on or put it on charging. Upon giving it a ...
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Delete words from the built-in dictionary?

Using Android 6. Auto correct usually works very well, so I don't want to turn it off. However on some occasions it stubbornly 'corrects' some words which I don't want, which is extremely inconvenient....
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Nexus 5 WiFi problems

I believe it's somewhat well-known that the Nexus 5 has had more than a few hiccups with certain wifi networks. However, I'm not sure that the main reasons for wifi connectivity issues is as well ...
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Computing when on charger - long term effects on battery life

Donating your computational power for scientific projects is, in some cases, available for Android. One of them, the World Community Grid, states that "Using the application will not significantly ...
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How to mount usb drive in nexus 5 using mount command?

I read in some online sources that lolipop 5 allows mounting usb devices using otg cable without root permissions. Another thing i saw is that the app "ES Explorer" can mount usb devices without root....
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Why does Google Now never think that I will arrive on time?

I have a Nexus 5 running Android 5.0.1. Whenever a notification appears in Google Now about an upcoming event, it always tells me "The transportation mode you selected will not let you arrive on time"...
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Camera isn't available - Trusted Face ( Android Lollipop - Nexus 5)

Sometimes I've noticed that the Smart Lock - Trusted Face feature doesn't work, no matter what the lighting or the position of my face relative to the phone. I thought that an "Improve face matching"...
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SMS sent contains text from other SMS

I sent an SMS and my contact received only part of the message I sent, to which some text I sent to another contact, a few months ago, was appended. I have proof it happened twice, but here is what it ...
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Custom ringtone for particular contact in 4.4.3

I am using nexus 5 with 4.4.3. I tried to keep the custom ringtone for contacts. I am able to keep custom ringtone for a particular contact with no problem. But when I choose none (ringtone with no ...
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Nexus 5: Different home screen with lockscreen enabled vs disabled? Huh?

community: I am a new Android user, and I've spent most of the weekend banging around on my Nexus 5 making it work the way I want. For the most part, I am super happy. But, I'm experiencing something ...
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How to set a better encryption password

How would I go about setting a stronger password for disk encryption on my android device? I had set a PIN already before enabling full disk encryption, and it proceeded to use that PIN as the ...
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Transferring files applications via USB on Mac

I have Nexus 5 and I'm using the Android File Transfer as explained on Google's official support: Transfer files between your computer and Android device. However, after either copying zip archives ...
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Inspection checklist for new android mobile devices

Many factory faults and bugs in an android device are discovered by the user long time after he/she receive it. Early discovering of faults/bugs in a device is needed when there is a short return ...
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Nexus 5 boot loop after depleted battery shutdown

Yesterday my phone turned off after the battery had depleted and now, after charging it, both the OS and TWRP are stuck when trying to boot (on boot animation and TWRP boot image respectively). I'm ...
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Why does my Android device unlocks to a non-responsive black screen?

Device : Nexus 5, running a freshly installed Paranoid Android 6.0.3 ROM. Device is empty except for some system and a few Google apps. Here is the loop I'm stuck in: Pressing power button brings ...
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Android 7.0 - Torch Will Not Work With Camera

I have a Nexus 5X running Android 7.0. Every few months I have to photograph some meters that are in a dark location. These used to be read manually with a torch but now I have to submit photographs. ...
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Stuck at Google screen, recovery mode just turns the screen black

I have rooted my Nexus 5 and installed CyanogenMod (Android 6) a few months ago. It has always been running fine, but today while scrolling a web page it froze, so I long-pressed the power button to ...
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Screen Distortion After Using Certain Chargers

My Nexus 5 has burned in a few times over the past year, which is very unusual since I never leave it on when not in use (30 second dim time), but today I finally noticed the trend. When I charge the ...
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“Listening…” screen suddenly popping up on Android 6: what is it, how to disable?

Every now and then, some Google "Listening..." screen pops up , like this: full resolution FYI: my device is a Nexus 5X with the latest stock Android 6 I have no idea what this is, and worse: I ...
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Strangely colored boot backgrounds after crash of stock 6.0.1

A few days ago my Nexus 5 running stock Android Marshmellow 6.0.1 crashed. Some application, I think it was Google Maps, got 'stuck' in an animation, after which the phone shut down. It wouldn't ...
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Home button, quick settings, lock screen won't work on Moto G 2015

We have a 2015 Moto G that's less than 2 months old, and already exhibiting all the symptoms shown in this forum thread: Home button doesn't work when in an app, but does work in application switcher ...
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Disable Media Volume automatic reduction

I'm using a Nexus 5, it's using the stock ROM, it's unbranded, bought from the European Google Play store. I've only noticed this issue since upgrading to Marshmallow, but I didn't use the headphones ...
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How can I change the vibrate duration for Google Calendar app reminder notifications?

I have a Nexus 5 running Android 6.0.1. I have vibration enabled, and when a Calendar reminder notification triggers, my phone vibrates twice, quickly. This is often too fast/too weak for me to ...
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Change color theme when battery saver mode is active

I'm using a Nexus 5 with stock ROM. When the battery saver mode activates, the notification and navigation bar's color turn to a bright orange. I find this color very distracting. Is it possible to ...
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Nexus 5 Android 6.0 Voice dailer keeps popping up when headphones in

A few days ago my phone has begun popping up voice dailer seemingly at random while I have headphones plugged into it. I have gone into settings and attempted to disable everything I could find ...
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CM 12.1 Nexus 5 stuck on bootloop and recovery load-up

I've got quite a peculiar problem with my Nexus 5. Last night, I left my phone on charge. It was working normally and the software was functional etc. However, once I woke up, the phone was ...
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Camera keeps crashing on Google Nexus 5 with 6.0 Marshmallow

I have a Google Nexus 5 with Kernel 3.4.0-g2aa165e and build number MRA58N. (Android 6 Marshmallow) Its not rooted or modified. Just recently the camera keeps crashing. I click the camera button and ...
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Checking for Updates loop after factory reset (Nexus 5)

I messed around a bit with some system apps and had to factory reset from TWRP recovery. Factory reset was successful, no errors. Now, when I boot the phone everything seems normal, but after ...
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How to recover Nexus 5 data from memory chip

Edit 2: My Nexus 5 doesn't boot up the OS or the Recovery, but it boots the Bootloader. The service people speculate that the power IC isn't able to supply enough power for the first two but it's ...
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Android SMS-App shows wrong sender

On my android 5.0 phone (nexus 5), the sms app shows sms from some (but not all) senders within a wrong conversation view. The sender's numer is +49171xyz, which is also shown in the details view if I ...
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Nexus 5 Suddenly starts playing music

I have a google nexus 5 which is a year old. I had no issues with it until recently, from around 3 days ago. Music started playing suddenly from nowhere. It's not from the music player, and it doesn'...
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Why isn't Android using the IPSec VPN for browsing etc.?

I have configured IPSec VPN using a PSK to connect to my home network using the default built-in VPN settings in Android 5 on my Nexus 5. It connects correctly, but most apps don't use the connection ...
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Lollipop: secure lock screen menu options

This is just an extension of the previously asked question. I have upgraded Google Nexus 5 with android 5.0.1 Lollipop. We can toggle wifi, data, flight mode and other options from locked screen. ...
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Official Google Android OTA Links

Today, I felt the right time to OTA-update my out of date Nexus 5 from 4.4.4 to 5.0. It worked pretty well and I found the required image within seconds. What I'm curious about is where to get the ...
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Bypass proxy not working on Nexus 5 running lollipop

In my wifi network I need to connect to the internet through a http proxy. I am able to connect to the internet through the proxy server but the problem lies when I want to access my local servers. To ...
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Lolipop on Nexus 5 - trouble with trusted devices

I have a Nexus 5 running Lollipop. I purchased some NFC chips to use as trusted devices. Usually the first time I access one of the chips it works just fine but the next time I access it it acts like ...
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How to debug non-rooted Nexus 5 Android 5.0.1 tethering issue?

I normally use tethering a lot but hadn't since the 5.0 update and so didn't notice this issue. Now my Nexus 5 is at 5.0.1 and today I needed to tether and found that it doesn't work. Phone is Nexus ...
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Is it possible to disable the access in the lock screen to the dialer and the camera?

I've updated my rooted, Nexus 5 with an OTA update to Android 5.0 Lollipop and since then I have noticed something that quite bugs me. After the update has been added to the phone lock screen access ...