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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“Ok Google” voice action bugs - Reminder voice action gives me a Google search

Ok, so here're my issues with "Ok Google" on the Nexus 5: When I say - "Ok Google" Remind me to call XYZ at Work, the reminder page does not pop up. It does a Google search. On the other hand, if I ...
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Media audio plays through front speaker?

I've got a Nexus 5 running stock 4.4.2, not rooted. Sometimes, seemingly at random, I will go to do something that plays sound (watch a YouTube video, play a podcast, etc) and the audio comes through ...
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How can I increase the size of the notification bar?

My mom recently got a nexus 5, and she really likes it, but she has moderately bad vision and so she can't see the icons in the notification bar (so she doesn't know when she gets a notification). Can ...
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Recover data on a bricked Nexus 5

I bought a Nexus 5 just a few weeks ago and it died miserably yesterday without any apparent reason at all. I've read quite a few threads around the net about this and I haven't been able to power on ...
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Nexus 5 static buzzing of speaker

My Nexus 5 has an annoying buzzing sound when it is set on low volumes. Any application using the speaker produces this, but when I get a call the ringtone doesn't buzz at all. So I came to the ...
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Definitive Way(s) Of Knowing That One Has Bought The Revised Model Of The Nexus 5?

After complaints by many about the build quality of the Nexus 5, Google has apparently made certain hardware changes and released a revised version of its latest flagship handset in the last couple of ...
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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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Android GUI: Y Axis Inversion

Somehow the Y-axis of my Android display became inverted. I'm looking for a way to return it to normal. At this stage I don't care if it's a real solution to the original problem or a workaround. ...
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ADB no device Nexus 5

On my Nexus 5 (LineageOS 15.1 / Android 8.1) i can't see my device when typing "adb devices" (manjaro with Android SDK 3.2.1). What I tried: root access: "ADB only" android debugging: "on" revoked ...
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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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Need Data off of a Locked, Unrooted Nexus 5 Stuck on Pre-Android Logo Splash Animation

Alright, this is a long shot, but I really would like to get my data off of my old, soft-bricked phone. It's a Nexus 5 (running Android 6.0.1), which has never been unlocked or rooted. It gets stuck ...
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Is it possible to recover files from Nexus 5 stuck in boot loop?

I have a Nexus 5 that starts up, says "Optimizing apps" and then reboots and repeats this endlessly. I just want to recover my files from the phone. Is there any way to accomplish this through ...
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Android IMAP client with working search option

OK, so far I've tried Gmail, K-9 and BlueMail email clients. I can correctly setup my IMAP server, and I'm able to send and receive emails. The problem is when I try to search for an old email I ...
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Help unbricking my nexus 5

let me tell a story first, i want to flash new boot.img for my nexus 5, but i'm also curious what happen if i do re-partition. I delete boot partition ./parted /dev/block/mmcblk0 rm 19 (my boot is 19) ...
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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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GPS message when turning on phone

I have a Nexus 5 running android 6.0, I was updating som apps when the phone turned off for low battery level. When i switch it on again I had a dialog saying that GPS is not active (as ever) and apps ...
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Proper use of encryption in CyanogenMod 13?

I'm running CM13 on Nexus 5 and I want to know what the best practices are for encryption. It appears that encryption was enabled by default when I installed CM13 early this year, but I don't know ...
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Nexus 5 wont boot. Cant access recovery mode either

So my Nexus 5 just crashed (screen froze, i tapped power button once as if i wanted to activate lockscreen, led to it instantly turning off) and i cant get it to boot. It isnt stuck in bootloop though,...
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Black screen after flashing CAF ROM

On a Nexus 5 D820 with the latest Google stock images installed. Note: data formatted as ext4. Steps taken: 1) flashed hammerheadcaf TWRP 2) wiped all data 3) flashed CM13 CAF zip 4) 2 errors, ...
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Cannot click “Ok Google” detection and “Screen search” on Nexus 5

Click image for larger version This are the screen shots from my Nexus 5. Recently I flashed Android N and installed Gapps but I am not able to turn them on.
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remapping volume up to power button on nexus 5

my power button is half broken. I have rooted my phone and installed xposed framework and xposed additions. I have successfully remapped my volume-up so that when the phone is on I can switch it off ...
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Nexus 5 won't boot into OS, bootloader/adb won't let me do anything either

Nexus 5 power button started "sticking" and would get itself into a "boot-loop". I looked it up and it seemed lots of users were having issues with the power button on the Nexus 5, so I just decided ...
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Plasma Mobile in MultiROM Manager on Nexus 5

I tried to install Plasma Mobile on Nexus 5. It is very important to me to start testing it in MultiROM Manager first (with some other mobile operating systems). I followed this tutorial. In section: ...
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How to fix “My Phone Number - Unknown” on Nexus 5?

I had a standard SIM card, but I bought Nexus 5 and changed it for micro SIM card with saving my phone number. Now in Settings when I want find information about my phone number I only see "Unknown". ...
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Switch sim cards?

Up to about 3 weeks ago, I had a Motorola Moto X running Android 5.1 with Verizon/CDMA . Then I switched to a Nexus 5 running Android 6 with Ting/GSM. The Ting service is terrible it turns out, so I ...
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Memory is filled with nothing (dumpstate/logcat?)

I have a Nexus 5 that says that I don't have enough space on the phone. I have checked the storage settings (see screenshots) and it is missing half of the space. I have searched and people recommend ...
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Charging Behaviour Changed After Using Car Charger

On a recent road trip, I used a car charger to re-charge the battery on my Nexus 5 phone. Ever since, I have noticed a significant increase in the time required to charge the battery, even when using ...
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Nexus 5 on recovery mode but power button isn't working

I have a Nexus 5 phone with a bad power button (completely not working). The phone was off for a while, and when I powered it on (using fastboot) it asked for cyanogenmod update - downloaded and ...
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my device shows briefly under adb devices then disappears

I got a (rooted) nexus 5 (with twrp custom recovery), and I develop on it using android studio 2.0. Recently when I type in adb devices, it shows my device for a couple of seconds then it vanishes! ie ...
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What are the different ways to initiate an android phone erase

This morning I woke up without my alarm. My alarm hadn't gone off because my phone wasn't working. On the screen I had a message "Erasing...". The screen looked similar to this (source: AndroidPIT)...
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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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After deleting all pictures, internal storage view still shows over 6GB of pictures

I connected my nexus 5 to my computer in MTP mode and deleted all pictures I could find. But after deleting all pictures (I looked in the DCIM, pictures, panoramas, whatsapp pictures), it shows still ...
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Rooting catch 22

I have a Nexus 5 phone purchased from Google, running Marshmallow (MMB29S). Recently it started misbehaving. When I try to open the "Data Usage" settings, they hang. So I asked on some forums and ...
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Nexus 5 hangs after few minutes with screen off

So, recently, I've got myself a few broken Nexus 5 phones to try to repair them. One of these, however, eludes my attempts to diagnose/fix the problem. A few minutes after i press the off button to ...
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Nexus 5 battery drain - dropping from 50% to zero instantly Marshmallow 6.0.1

I've been having some problems with the WiFi drain issue that some others have posted on here, but yesterday I had a new problem with my battery which may be related but may be entirely different. My ...
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Nexus 5 can't connect to Bluetooth Headphones

My headphones (Philips SHB9150BK) used to work properly with my Nexus 5 until version 6.0.0. Since the last update to 6.0.1, it isn't even discoverable anymore. I still can connect the headphones to ...
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nexus 5 shared internet connection

I try to share my internet connection from my nexus 5 to my computer (on ubuntu). So I enabled wifi hotspot on my phone bu following http://www.gottabemobile.com/2014/01/25/how-to-use-the-nexus-5-as-a-...
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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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Nexus 5 Sudden Reboots and Shutdowns

I have a nexus 5 for about a year now and recently strange problems began to occur. The phone sometimes just reboots by itself, even when i don't touch it. Sometimes a power off button appears on the ...
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Ubhind app not working properly after android security update for 5.1.1

I have a nexus 5 and the android version is 5.1.1.I have been using the app Ubhind for controlling how much time I spend on the mobile device. After the security update from android this month the app ...
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How can I restore photos from quickpic after reset?

I have a nexus 5 and I just updated to the lastest 5.1.1 image using adb, but that unfrotunately resetted my phone. So I installed and configured my usual apps and I'm glad to see that google's photo ...
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Do OTA updates accumulate if you let them be? Or are they strictly incremental?

I'm on a Nexus 5 running 5.0. I used to get a system update notification for 5.0.1, but since I have Xposed, I decided to wait. After a while, I started getting an OTA notification for 5.1. What will ...
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Can't un-silence ringer without reboot on 5.1.1 / Nexus 5

I turned the "bell" volume down and now it won't turn up again! When I press volume up, I see the slider appear next to a bell symbol, but the slider is at zero, and doesn't budge when I press Vol Up....
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Nexus 5 doesn't connect to PC anymore

I'm new to this community so I hope there are no problems with my question. Also, sorry for my English. So, until yesteday I've been using my Nexus 5 for debug porpuse, but this morning my PC didn't ...
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is it possible to install a different camera unit in the nexus 5?

I am able to take the device apart - and keen to get a better camera. I know it's possible to buy another phone, but I am not pursuing that option.
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What is the Despair kernal for Nexus 5 and 6?

I'm rooting my nexus 5 with android m and it asks me to install Despair Kernel. I can't find any info on what does the despair kernel actually do. Is it safe? What improvements does it have vs stock ...
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Nexus 5 won't start stuck on loading screen

My Nexus 5 has been stuck on the loading screen. After turning it off it wouldn't start and after showing the "Google" logo would just spin the 4 coloured dots for hours on end. I tried a few things ...
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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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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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Nexus 5 Project Abacus - Flash with another ROM?

I purchased a Nexus 5 phone on eBay and it seems to be a "Project Abacus" phone. This phone is used to monitor user data to improve future versions of android. But thing is, it won't update to ...