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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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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How do I skip an Android system update and stop its notifications?

I get a message Android 5.0.1 System Update Available but no option to skip the update. In frustration, I click "download". It's not better after the download. I still get System update downloaded ...
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Nexus 5 upgraded to 5.1 and mobile data wont work anymore

My Nexus 5 upgraded from Android 4.4.2 to 5.1 now it won't connect to mobile data. How can I get it to connect?
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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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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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Location broken on Nexus 5 with CM11

I have a Google Nexus 5 device. In the beginning, I was amazed at the GPS performance; most of the time I had a fix after at most 5 seconds. A few months ago I installed Cyanogenmod CM11, and as far ...
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Want to change country in Google Play store

This is not duplicate of other questions. I've been struggling with this issue for last 3 weeks and have contacted Google over chat, forums and other avenues too without any luck. I moved from USA to ...
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Nexus 5 stuck on Google logo at boot

I recently unpacked, modified, and repacked the boot.img file and flashed it onto my Google Nexus 5. When I rebooted the device, I was stuck at the Google logo screen. I can access the recovery mode,...
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LG Nexus 5 touch screen not responding

I had a LG Nexus 5 running Android in developer mode with the "Show touches" option enabled. Suddenly, while holding the phone steadily in my hand, the device registered tons of touches in the top of ...
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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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'No pictures are available on the phone' after selecting contact picture

After upgrading my Nexus 5 to vanilla Lollipop a few days ago, I'm no longer able to assign pictures to my contacts. I can tap "Choose photo" and select a picture, but when I confirm I get the error "...
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How can I turn off vibration without going into silent mode on a rooted Nexus 5 with stock firmware?

I see a related question but I do not see an applicable answer to my exact situation. I want to turn off vibration on notifications, without diabling notification sound along (so notifications should ...
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Gallery app disappeared

I have a Nexus 5 and I've noticed that the Gallery icon disappeared. I can't find it either in the menu or in the apps settings (running or all). I don't know exactly when it happened, but for sure ...
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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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ADB backup restoration on an older Android version

I have made an adb backup of my OnePlus One running an unofficial CM12 ROM based on Android 5.0.2. Is it possible, considering the latest release of Android for the Nexus 5 is 5.0.1, to then restore ...
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How to get exact call time?

How can I get the exact time that a specific call took place? If I go to "recents" in the phone app, I see entries with times that read like Mobile, Yesterday. I need the exact time, down to the ...
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Making Calls with Google Voice on Nexus 5

I'm wondering how(if possible) I can use the Google voice technology on my Nexus 5. I have it downloaded it on my laptop and it works great, but I'm unable to download it on my nexus 5 (the app is ...
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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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WhatsApp not working with mobile data service

After upgrading to Lollipop, I am facing the following problem with my Nexus 5 phone. Apps like WhatsApp, Hike, Messenger are not not working while mobile data is on, but there is no issue with my ...
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LineageOS encryption not working dispite being told it is

I used to use cyanogenmod 13 on my nexus 5, i had the encryption enabled and it would ask me for my passcode at boot and i could not access any data from anything until i did this. I've now updated ...
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My Nexus 5 (5.0, stock, rooted) won't boot, despite being on 70% charge when I last checked. What can I do?

When plugged in, it kept repeating the Google logo, shutting off, and repeating. I unplugged, and now it won't turn on at all, no matter what combination of power and volume buttons I try (even ...
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Lock icons on Nexus 5

App icons are deleted or getting moved to other screens by mistake. Is there any app to lock the icons? I don't want to install a launcher if I can get an app to lock the icons.
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App not installed error while trying to install nexus media importer

I'm trying to install an app with an apk file but I am frequently getting app not installed error.. I am not rooted and I have nexus 5..any solution?
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Problem with downloading files from play market and websites

I have nexus 5 (android 4.4.2, TeamWin Recovery Project, root). Recently, problem with downloading files from play market and websites appeared. I see infinite downloading in the play market. I see ...
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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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Getting rid of the Google Search bar in home screen? (stock Android 5.1.1)

I've got a Nexus 5, freshly factory reset, with stock Android 5.1.1. When searching around how to disable the Google Search bar on the Home screen, all solutions I find recommend to go Settings→Apps→...
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System update on restart takes to TWRP

I guess everyone got notification for downloading update for android 5.0 lollipop on nexus 5. When the download is complete and the phone is restarted, it takes me to TWRP screen and I could not ...
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Nexus 5 auto connects to wifi with wifi off

In some areas of my house I have weak wifi so I prefer to use 4g by turning wifi off, but it will automatically turn itself back on and reconnect. How do I set it such that if I turn off wifi it stays ...
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Nexus 5, Marshmallow, and TWRP recovery - Unstable, inaccesible recovery

I've got a problem when trying to set up my (two) nexus'es 5. (issue reproducible on both my phones, which kinda excludes hardware issues) 1: I download factory images from google's page (tried all 6....
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How to list clients that have used your wifi hotspot on a Nexus 5

Is there a way to list clients currently using my mobile hotspot? Or even better does it log info on the clients that connect? I have some totally unexplained bandwidth usage when I had it on and ...
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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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How do I recover photos taken from guest account in andriod 5.0

On my Nexus 5, with Android 5.0.1, I had switched to guest user and had taken some photos. Then I switched back to my admin user. A day after I switched back to guest user to get those photos and ...
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Adding Stock image as secondary rom in multirom?

I have a nexus 5, and root. I also use multirom application. I want to create a secondary rom from stock. However I cannot flash factory images hence need to make flashable zip out of it. How do I do ...
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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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Possible to set custom ringtones for Nexus 5 contact groups?

I recently acquired my Nexus 5. While I'm absolutely in love with the device, I haven't been able to find a way to set a custom ringtone for specific contact groups.
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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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Android phone “charging slowly”: How to make it faster

When I put my Android device to charge, the lock screen says "Charging slowly": Is it a particular software setting that tells Android to charge slowly? How to make Android charge fast?
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Mount Android device directly in Mac OS X Finder

I have a Nexus 5 and I have to use Android File Transfert to copy/check my files. It's working but it's not enough for me. For example, if I want to see my picture, there is only a list view, no ...
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Nexus 5 device wifi is not turning on even after rooting and flashing the mobile

Sometime back my Nexus 5 phone's wifi suddenly stopped working. Now I am not able to enable it. Its showing turning on when clicked on wifi. Mac address is now turned to series of 2.0.0.0.0. which is ...
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Nexus 5 signal drops immediately when making call

My Nexus 5 running on Marshmallow and it has Last ota security update provided by Google at the time of end of support. I’ve a perfectly working SIM card. Using this sim card to make calls from nexus ...
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Nexus 5 with zero-length partitions

So something is wrong with either the partition or the eMMC. TWRP is unable to erase/reformat/repair any partition (console lists partitions that fail to mount: /data, /data/media, /system, /cache) ...
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Drive sends an almost-daily “1 file is now available offline” notification

On my second device (Nexus 5), I keep getting the same notification from Drive almost every morning. When I click on it, the app opens its main screen without marking the file that I was notified ...
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Does Android L Developer Preview fix the mm-qcamera-daemon problem?

I have a Nexus 5 running on Android 4.4.4 Kitkat, and the mm-qcamera-daemon problem appeared today for the first time (I don't have the usual culprits like Snapchat or Skype). Does Android L ...
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I got “Your device is corrupt. It can't be trusted and may not work properly” on a brand new Nexus 5X. What should I do?

Through Project Fi of Google, I ordered and got a brand new Nexus 5X with Android 6.0 on it. The first time it powered up, it said Your device is corrupt. It can't be trusted and may not work ...
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Corrupted data - Can't restore Whatsapp chat history

When I try to recover my Whatsapp messages on my new phone after I have copied the Whatsapp folder from my old phone to the SDcard, it suddenly crashes after 10 seconds: "Whatsapp has stopped working" ...
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Battery percentages per app nowhere near total

when I look at my Nexus 5 with android 5.1. battery screen, I can see something like this: Screenshots (click images for larger variants) Sum of all per-app percentages in list is 10. However as ...
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LG Nexus 5 is not detected despite having installed LG Universal Mobile Drivers

I use Windows 8, and ADB seems to not be able to find my LG Nexus 5 (D821) despite having installed LG Universal Mobile Drivers (LGUnitedMobileDriver_S498MA22_WHQL_ML_Ver_2.2). adb reboot bootloader ...
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All partitions wiped, USB Debugging was not enabled, ADB and fastboot can not see Nexus 5

I got my shiny new Nexus 5 a couple of weeks ago and decided i wanted to root. I rooted using fastboot on my Ubuntu box. I then installed MultiRom and from there I installed Ubuntu touch. Everything ...
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“Wrong file type, please select again” when choosing a ringtone

I have a Nexus 5, all my ringtones and notification sounds returned to default, and when I try to set any file as a sound I get this message: Wrong file type, please select again I get the same ...
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how to transfer a file from within system partition on android to desktop

background I'm developing an app that downloads files to the device.. some of these files are acting out and to trouble shoot I want to actually transfer these files to my (mac) desktop and go ...

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