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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“Screen overlay detected” dialog?

I have a Nexus 5 phone and ever since I allowed a system update, it won't let me post pictures to Instagram. It keeps talking about turning off a "screen overlay", but then when I try to follow the ...
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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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What all does ADB backup and how do I restore part of it?

I am soon going to unlock bootloader and root my Nexus 5, but I didn't wanted to wipe all the data so I thought of using the ADB backup function to restore after rooting is done. adb backup [-f <...
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Why does my Nexus 5 keep forgetting all wifi passwords after a reboot?

A month ago I got a Nexus 5. It's running Android 4.4.2 (kernel:3.4.0-gadb2201). I noticed after using it for a while that it constantly keeps forgetting all saved wifi passwords after a restart. In ...
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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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Turn off notification sounds and vibrations while allowing phone calls to trigger sound and/or vibration on Nexus 5

I have a Nexus 5 running Android 4.3.2. I want to turn off all sound and vibration notifications for all apps, while allowing phone calls to trigger sound and/or vibrations. Is there a way to do this? ...
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How to prevent someone from powering off an android device?

I have a Nexus 5. Even if I enable security passcode or pattern, someone can still switch off my mobile using the power button. How can I prevent it?
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How can I disable voicemail notifications?

I have a prepaid T-Mobile line that I use for development purposes only. I do not really use it for calls. However, some 800-number company has been calling me constantly (which I have already added ...
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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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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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How to enable the landscape mode on the default launcher on Android Marshmallow?

I can read on various news websites that in Android 6 Marshmallow, it is possible to rotate the screen on the launcher. I can't find any setting about this on my Nexus 5 and when I activate automatic ...
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Can Android switch to the Wireless AP with the strongest signal

I have a Wireless Router (D-Link) in my living room and a repeater (TP-Link WA750RE) in my kitchen. Sometimes when I go to the kitchen and back into the living room, my Nexus 5 (Android version 4.4.3) ...
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Nexus 5 Reboot loop

Today my Nexus 5 turned itself off, and then whenever I try to start it again, it loops rebooting - it shows the google logo, then starts the boot animation, then powers off and starts over. I've ...
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What is a “Hall” sensor, and what is it used for?

On Google's specs page for the new Nexus 5, the Nexus 5's built-in sensors are listed as: Sensors GPS Gyroscope Accelerometer Compass Proximity/Ambient Light Pressure Hall (Click "...
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Nexus 5 stuck on “flying color dots lollipop” screen after Hard Factory Reset

I just did a wipe data/factory reset on my Nexus 5. I followed this YouTube tutorial. I'm stuck on the boot screen, which was my problem in the first place, and it's been on the boot screen for 25 ...
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Removing the default guest user account on Android Lollipop

How to remove the default Guest User on Android Lollipop in Nexus 5? In the user settings, I am presented with option to add the guest user. However I am unable to remove the default guest user ...
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Strange WiFi battery usage on Marshmallow Nexus 5

I have a question about the WiFi battery usage on the Nexus 5. In the first screenshot you see my battery/WiFi usage. The second screenshot shows the battery/WiFi usage for the Nexus 5 of a colleague ...
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Nexus 5 Lollipop goes into Recovery while trying to update to 5.0.1

I'm using LG Nexus 5 Lollipop (manually installed 5.0) and rooted with TWRP. I just go notification to update to 5.0.1. But when download and install, the phone automatically goes into TWRP Recovery ...
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Text multiple people on Nexus 5 - KitKat / Hangouts 2.3

I have been unable to figure this out. I have seen multiple instructions online but none of them describe what I see on my phone. I am running the latest KitKat and Hangouts and I want to create a new ...
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Deleteing photos from device but still have them in the backup (default Google+)

I've been looking all over for a proper explanation of how to delete photos from the device (nexus 5) to reclaim some space, while being sure that the pictures are still in the Google+ backup. ...
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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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How to scan QR code for WhatsApp Web?

I'm hoping this question is suited to this forum. WhatsApp have just announced WhatsApp for the desktop browser (https://web.whatsapp.com). One of the steps is to scan a QR code using WhatsApp. I can'...
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What is com.qualcomm.qcrilmsgtunnel

What this com.qualcomm.qcrilmsgtunnel does. I stopped it service and process nothing really happened. I restarted the phone and it is back running. Anybody know what this app does. My phone is Nexus 5,...
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Set Android to update only via WiFi?

I own an Android phone (a Nexus 5, so it's "standard" Android) and use it with a very limited data plan. Sometimes it downloads huge updates over the mobile network, even though it's at home and could ...
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Does Google Nexus 5 has arm or armX86 or armX64 processor?

I am trying to install Xposed module on my rooted Nexus 5 running stock Android 5.1.1. In that process I am trying to download the files from [this XDA page. I am unable to find whether my Nexus 5 is ...
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Custom ringtone not working on Nexus 5 since OTA Lollipop

I've updated my non-rooted, vanilla Nexus 5 with an OTA update to Android 5.0 Lollipop and since then my custom mp3 ringtone stopped working. Here are the symptoms: When selecting it via the ringtone ...
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Android 5.1 update stuck on “Waiting to download…”

My Nexus 5 prompted me to update my Android to 5.1. When I clicked download, the process is stuck on "Waiting to download..." and there after nothing happened. I waited for almost 10 minutes, and then ...
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Can I make my home screen the center instead of the left?

I have the Nexus 5 from Google Play running stock Android 4.4.2. My home button takes me to the far left panel (the one next to Google Now). I added a panel to the left of it, but that changed my home ...
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How to connect your Nexus phone to a VGA projector?

I would like to connect my Nexus 5 to an external projector or monitor. I know that there is a SlimPort to HDMI adapter (I have it), however, projectors and standard monitors still have VGA (and no ...
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Is there any way to disable Direct Share on Android 6?

This looks like this The problem is I very rarely send something to contacts. The case I am looking for some app is much more frequent, usually processing the image, e.g. share from google camera to ...
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Switch microphone to speakerphone mic

My primary mic seems to be broken. Google Now voice search records no audio and while in call the other side can not hear me talk. Booting to safe mode does not help either. However when I switch to ...
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Nexus 5 won't connect to PC

I have a Nexus 5. It is fairly new - I bought it about 2 weeks ago. I have previously plugged it into my Windows 7 PC and been able to access the files on it. However, today when I plugged it in, ...
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How to open read notifications?

I got a notification which was shown in my notification bar on my Google Nexus 5. As soon as I clicked on the notification an app opened and the notification has been removed from my toolbar. With the ...
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Why did Google block Facebook Contact Sync on the Nexus 5?

Is there a particular developer clause that was violated? If so, why is the facility blocked only on the Nexus and not other Android based devices?
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mm-qcamera-daemon causing massive battery drain

Recently, mm-qcamera-daemon has been causing massive battery drain on my Nexus 5, and making it become rather warm. At the same time, the camera appears to be locked, meaning opening the default ...
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Nexus 5 with an English interface and a Hebrew keyboard

I can't figure out how to set a Hebrew keyboard while using an English interface in my Nexus 5. The only way I have found to switch to a Hebrew keyboard was changing the language of the interface to ...
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Boot loop after flashing android 6.0 marshmallow on nexus 5 follow up

this question follows up on this one (but there are many other posts about this topic on the web.. see this reddit post and this xda developers post. I just want to approach this problem in a more ...
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Long term effects of charging Nexus 5 with an other device's charger (fast charging)

A roommate has bought a OnePlus One (OPO) phone. When I tried charging my Nexus 5 with the charger of OPO I found that it charged my Nexus device amazingly fast. I'm talking 3-4 times faster charging ...
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Use Tasker with “OK Google” on Nexus 5

OK guys, I have searched and searched but cannot find an answer to this question. I want to link the "OK Google" phrase that starts a Google Now search on the Nexus 5 to Tasker, or more specifically ...
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Mysterious app in battery screen [duplicate]

There is a mysterious app, 99070 that is consuming power on my Nexus 5X. Any idea how I determine what it is? There is no option to stop or uninstall it. My phone is a Nexus 5X running stock Android ...
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How to change encryption password - Android 5.0

My encryption password is too simple and was wondering how I could change it without having to reset the whole phone? I know there is an app for Android 4, but what would be the procedure on an ...
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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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OTA Update on a rooted Nexus5 with Custom Recovery and Kernel

A few months back, I rooted my Nexus 5 using Towelroot, installed TWRP and ElementX Kernel. Now as the Android Lollipop update is around the corner, I don't think I'll be able to install OTA update ...
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Set an alarm for tomorrow

On my Nexus 5 I want to set an alarm for tomorrow but for the life of me I can't figure out how to do this with the build in Clock application. I'm sure it's me because I'm sure this couldn't be an ...
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Can I root my Nexus 5 without a custom image?

Is it possible ? So far I've found 2 images that would allow me to get root, either cloudfire or team win recovery project (twrp). I'm a little uneasy loading an unknown bootloader to my device. Or ...
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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 Nexus 5 knows password of WiFi he was never connected to!

I just bought a new Nexus 5 after using a Nexus 4 for about a year. After turning it on and using it at work, I go home and as soon as I turn the WiFi on the phone it connects to my home network ...
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Android 5 memory usage for Nexus 5

Before Android L update my mobile(Nexus 5) used to use around 1GB RAM. Now, it's using around 1.6GB RAM leaving me only 250MB free memory. When I look into device memory, it's showing System is using ...
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How can I get rid of iWnn IME keyboard?

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 a new keyboard ...
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“Access Point Name settings not available for this user”

This was probably an issue before but only became an issue when I changed providers in a foreign country. Running CM12.1 nightlies. I can't connect to data and get the above message when I try to ...