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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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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Abnormally high battery drain

My battery drains extremely quickly, it can deplete completely in just over 1 hour. It can even drain faster than the charger can supply. Here is the battery graph after less than 60 minutes of ...
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Diagnosing as possible GPS issue with a Nexus 5

My Nexus 5 has developed some GPS oddities that lead me to wonder if I've dropped it one time too many. I write this question to ask for some diagnostic procedure to tell. Situations: Inability to ...
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Phone call speakerphone/earpiece equalizer

Is there an application or tweak that will allow me to equalize Phone call audio coming out of the speaker/earpiece? Similar to how AudioFX equalizes for media audio?
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UDP Ports used by an Android Application

I am trying to figure out how to get a complete list of UDP ports opened by a specific PID within a given time interval, on and Android Device. In my current solution I am using a combination of ...
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Why does my unplugged Nexus 5 keep shutting down after any app usage?

I bought a Nexus 5 a year ago and it has been running fine. After the Lollipop update, my phone has started crashing. Even though the phone has enough battery, if I run any app for like 5 minutes (it ...
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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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Does flashing a recovery only affect the system?

I am trying to get my stock recovery back so as, I could install my updates 5.0.1 on my nexus 5. I flashed my recovery from TWRP to stock recovery but my phone is now looping on boot animation screen.
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Change how a phone identifies itself on the network

I currently own a Nexus 5. My mobile carrier just now begun providing LTE, but my Nexus 5 apparently isn't in its "list of compatible devices". Is there a way for me to change how the network ...
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PC is not detecting Nexus 5 after revoking USB debugging authorizations

I accidentally revoked USB debugging authorizations for my PC, and now it is not detecting my Nexus 5. It worked fine before this. I have USB debugging already enabled and tried disabling and ...
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Random crashes on Nexus 5 after installing (and uninstalling) Lollipop

I had been happily using a Nexus 5 for the past year until I did an OTA upgrade to Lollipop, after which it began crashing (powering off) multiple times per day without apparent pattern (sometimes ...
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Nexus 5 stuck on boot loop after restarting while upgrading the OS

Last week, I received an update on my Nexus 5 for Lollipop 5.0.1. Version 5.0 was working fine, so I decided to just update. However, a few hours after updating, my phone started to lag and freeze, so ...
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Nexus 5 > Lollipop upgrade notification lost

I have an LG Nexus 5 and I am running Android 4.4.4 on it. I've been seeing a notification telling me there's an upgrade for my Android OS for several weeks now (Lollipop upgrade), but I've been ...
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Nexus 5 stuck in the start up screen

After running out of battery and turning off, I charged my Nexus 5 (which is running lollipop and not rooted) until the battery was full, but when I was going to turn it on it got stuck in the "flying ...
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No album icon on Google Photos

I am trying to follow the these instructions to create albums in my Google+ Photos app, but when I am selecting photos I have the share icon but not the album icon. I don't know why this is happening....
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Recover contacts from Nexus 5 on terminal

I've connected a Nexus 5 with no display to a Ubuntu laptop, and after installing mtpfs I can browse through the internal memory using Nautilus. In the terminal, I believe the mount point should be ...
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Google Events and Contacts not Showing Up in Outlook

I own a Nexus 5. I have an Office 365 email account that I use to run my small business. When using KitKat, if I entered a contact or calendar appointment in the contact/calendar app that I was using, ...
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Android Lollipop with Nexus 5 - Proximity & Notification Bar

I've updated my non-rooted, Nexus 5 with an OTA update to Android 5.0 Lollipop and since then I have noticed quite a few things. I am not sure if those are bugs or not. The Proximity Sensor does not ...
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Android 5.0.0 on Nexus 5 stuck on boot logo

I just recently received the 5.0 update for my Nexus 5 and now my device fails to boot. All that happens is the Google logo gets displayed on the screen and then the device does nothing else. I am ...
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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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Is there a way to black out screen for a particular app when viewed via task switcher?

I have a Nexus 5 and I recently installed Android 5.0 (Lollipop). The task switcher in Lollipop makes is much easier to see the screen contents of each background app as you are switching between ...
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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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Using google cam to make horizontal 180-degree fisheye pics

On my Nexus 5, I'd like to use the google camera in panorama mode to make a 180-degree fisheye photo. I want to do this holding my phone in such a way that the lens is looking UPWARDS (towards the sky)...
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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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Closing my LG Quick Cover disables alarm clock

I've recently bought a Nexus5 and a LG quick cover, and I discovered something very bothering : When I set an alarm clock and close the cover, the alarm doesn't vibrate as I'd expect. I need to keep ...
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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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Can't send/receive text messages on Nexus 5

My Nexus 5 has been able to send and receive text messages perfectly fine for 6 months now but as of a day or two ago it has just hasn't been able to send or receive messages from any text messaging ...
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Google agenda question (Still need help)

my question is more related to the Google contacts system than to Android itself, but hope you can help me.. I have a Nexus 5, and my agenda looks organized with everything that I added perfectly. The ...
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Nexus 5 takes forever and a day to charge

Since I have installed franco Kernel on my device, charging takes longer than normal (I'd guess 4-5 hours?). But today charging became extremely slow. I plugged it in overnight and this morning it ...
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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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Whatsapp message previews are not showing in Status bar when new message is received

I am using a Nexus 5 running the latest version of Kitkat. Whenever I receive a new whatsapp message the status bar slightly floats up and and shows the whatsapp icon saying the message receieved ...
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Nexus 5 Dropbox Photo Duplication

The Camera Uploads folder is filling up with duplicates with -1, -2 etc. appended on the end of each file. I can't understand why it doesn't detect they are the same, I assume something is changing ...
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Exchange client puts signature before response

I have a nexus 5, and I use the built-in exchange client for handling my work e-mail. I've noticed that when I send a reply, my exchange server adds my signature, but it seems to add it on top of my ...
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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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Google Now ignoring my Other calendars

When I ask Google Now to tell me my appointments, it tells me appointments from some of my calendars, but not Other ones added from URL. How can I get it to recognise these other calendars?
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How do I get my Nexus 5 to show up in the adb devices list?

I'm trying to connect my Nexus 5 to DDMS in Eclipse. When I uncheck Debugger Mode on my Nexus 5, it is detected as MTP. When I check Debugger Mode on my Nexus 5, it is detected as a USB device and ...
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Nexus 5 Noise with Bluetooth

With the phone and Bluetooth paired in my SUV there's a scratchy tapping noise every time I make or receive a call. Any idea how to get rid of this tapping noise? The phone is right up front with me ...
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How do I enable the MTP functions on my Nexus 5?

When I plug my Nexus 5 phone into my Windows 7 desktop, I see the Nexus 5 device in the file Explorer, but no files. I am sure this is because I need to enable the feature from the phone side, but I ...
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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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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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Nexus 5 “Ok Google” voice output in a non-English US language

I'm trying the have vocal output from my nexus 5 with a non english system language. If my system language is English(US) I say "ok google" and it opens google now, I say "what's the weather like ...
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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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Copy files from Nexus 5 Hammerhead via Recoverymode to a PC (Win 7)

i wanted to reuse my old Nexus 5 Hammerhead, but i forgot my android PIN. So i thought, just to reinstall a new Lineage OS. But i want to save my data before hand. I can see the data when i boot into ...
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Twitter keeps crashing repeatedly (Safe Mode to blame?)

Yesterday I accidentally turned my Nexus 5 on in Safe Mode by holding the volume key down while booting. I turned it off, and when I turned it on again, I found my Twitter app was crashing repeatedly, ...
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Nexus 5X can't connect to internet over cell connection; X on signal strength indicator

I have a Nexus 5X, which I've had for 2 years and used without any serious problems until today. It is now running Android 8.1. I have Ting as my carrier. I'm having a strange issue. Most of the time,...
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In Ubuntu Desktop my Arduino Uno shows up as /dev/ttyACM0 … where is it in android?

When I connect an Arduino Uno via USB to my Linux Ubuntu Desktop 14.04, the arduino shows up as /dev/ttyACM0 .... When I connect it via usb to an android phone the device is powered and recognized in ...
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Transferring setup data to Nexus 5

I am transferring setup data from a Droid Turbo to a Nexus 5 for Project Fi. I'm not getting complete transfer of data (text messages) and want to try using a transfer cable between phones rather ...
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Is it possible to implement seamless update in a ROM for nexus 5?

Android Nougat’s “Seamless Updates”, Explained Seamless update feeature that was implementated in Android Nougat needs proper hardware config to work, which is nothing but another partition created ...
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Nexus 5X loses GSM connection permanently while roaming

Sometimes (perhaps once or twice per week), while driving car, using mobile network ("blitzer.de" app) and roaming between different network cells (only cells but same provider), my Nexus 5X (Android ...
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Backing up contacts, call log, SMS/MMS and gallery via adb?

I have an old Nexus 5 running KitKat and I need to back up its contacts, call log, SMS and gallery photos via adb - not through an app. After that I need to upgrade the phone to 7.1.1 and restore ...