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On Android Marshmallow, you can use the hidden System UI Tuner. Open the quick-setting panel, then press and hold the Settings' cog wheel until it starts spinning. You then get an additional settings entry in System > System UI Tuner > Status bar, where you can hide the alarm.


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on Android 4.3 and newer: (can't say about carrier/manufacturer specific, such as samsung.. they change everything! this is tested on stock android) open settings > Location (under personal) there you will see a list of recent app titled "recent" easy as that. the top app is the last one to use GPS. if you are still seeing the GPS icon, you can click that ...


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FREE solution: I've had success with a fraction of a drop of water or oil over the lens of the camera on my ZTE Score. It causes bar codes close to the camera to be in focus, and they read reliably. Enough to form a convex surface, but not so much that it drops off. The ZTE Score has a smooth back; I dip my finger in oil and, with the lens aimed up, ...


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Easiest way if rooted: You can use GravityBox, to hide the Alarm-Clock-Symbol. Open the app. Go to "Adapt Status Bar" (I don't know the exact English translation) Choose "Adapt Clock" Tick the box next to "Hide Alarm Symbol"


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TL;DR: Google has ended the support for the Android Market app. Users need to migrate to the Play Store app by installing the compatible version (skip to the last section). Background According to Android Authority, Google has ended Android Market support for Android 2.1 Eclair and below: On June 30, devices running Android 2.1 Eclair or lower will no ...


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I don't remember if you have that option in froyo. What I know is the following: 1) In gmail / settings / general, you can configure if you want new emails to be added to your contact list. These new contacts will be added as "other contacts", but won't have the label "my contacts", which is the main label that all your good contacts should have. 2) In ...


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You can find old versions of WhatsApp here. Just navigate to the last (around the last) page to find versions compatible with Android 2.2.1. BUT because those versions are too old, I am sure after you will be asked to update to a newer version. You should know that WhatsApp has stopped working on some versions of Android as stated here: Come Saturday, ...


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I created a bookmarklet for this: javascript:(function(){var D=document,i,f,j,e;for(i=0;f=D.images[i];++i)if(f.title!=""){var x=D.createElement("div"),s=x.style;s.color="Black ";s.background="yellow ";x.innerHTML=f.title;f.parentNode.insertBefore(x,f.nextSibling);}})(); This displays any TITLE texts as text with ...


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There is no common desktop in Android. The desktop or the better term, the Home screen and its content changes based on the Launcher currently set as default. Desktop is also no directory in Android unlike traditional Linux distributions where you can simply browse them using command-line or a file manager. Anyhow, most of the Launchers including the stock ...


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if your android has search button then you are lucky first hard reset your android(learn how to hard reset your mobile) after the mobile started running hit search button and search the app 'settings' then turn bluetooth on and select discoverable or visible then share any launcher (like smart launcher) from other android to your mobile then install it and ...


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Download the Launcher .apk file (just Google your "demand launcher name" and plus "apk"), save it to your friend's phone, and send it to your phone via Bluetooth. After you recieve the .apk file just click whatever option that directs you to INSTALL the file. If Bluetooth is off, ask your friend to call your phone; when the dialer window pops up you can ...


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Your device is very very old. I am not sure if Google Play Store is still supported on Android 2.2 - if it would be still supported it would be the oldest The current Android development tools can't create apps for Android 2.2 anymore, hence it is impossible to support such old apps. Also there are no emulators or devices available for testing apps on such ...


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Now there are plenty of ways to do this; perhaps the easiest method given that you have the OTG cable, is just to use a suitable file explorer (preferably MiXplorer which has custom OTG drivers) in case your storage device is formatted in a different file system. I wrote a guide on MiForum on how to achieve this: Alternative easy way to mount Pendrive(...


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Try a Cyanogen Mod version for it.. I used HTC Dev site to unlock the boot loader, And then installed CWM Recovery and flashed several custom ROMs, Wich all seem to be based off of CM9 etc....


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The system partition contains your operating system, that is, Android. If you formatted /system without flashing a new ROM, your phone cannot load any operating system because there isn't any. You need to flash a compatible ROM for your device to make your phone usable again.


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The exclamation mark on the Wifi sign means that you are connected to the access point but don't have internet connectivity. Ever since Android 5.0, when this happens, it falls back to your mobile data connection. This is probably why the network slows down to a crawl.


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Thing is, if a manufacturer would decide bringing a new phone on the market with such an old system, he'd get no license to pre-install any Google apps. Either your device runs an up-to-date Android version (I don't remember the details completely on what's counted here as "up-to-date", whether it were the latest two versions, or a version "not older than x ...


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Found that and it works for making and ending calls. Still looking for a way to mute Microphone.


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This sounds like the behavior if you have blacklist mode enabled. Double check the (subtle) whitelist/blacklist default button (the text above the apps listing).


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Can you do it ? Yes you can, how hard or time consuming is it going to be? A lot of time for sure. Sure you can go ahead! Many people run custom roms or build their own roms from AOSP on their android devices. You can either search for compatiable custom roms for your device else go pull a branch of AOSP and build on it!


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Yes it is possible to install apps from pc for your mobile device, even if you don't have a net access. First open Google Play on your pc through your GMail account connected with your device. Then open APK downloader and download the APK extension for your web browser. In the Google Play Store click on the app you want to install in your mobile and then ...


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i have seen this one worked! you have to restart the launcher of the android. I had this problem where all my apps stored on my SD card that had shortcuts stored within folders had the generic Android logo. This happened everytime I restarted my phone or unmounted then mounted my SD card. Right the fix......... go into settings/applications/manage ...


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I have the same problem of the screen dimming in my LG during a phone call. It matters because I have to sit and listen to really long conference calls, and I have to be ready to turn off Mute to answer a question. I haven't found the settings that have been mentioned. My only work-around is to be in another app, and when I have to go to the phone, I click ...


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I have noticed (while searching like mad to put my phone in a universal waterproof case for my handlebar, where the proximity sensor is hidden), that when the Bluetooth is on the screen stays on during a call. Also, as Brian says here, when I'm on a ride with the "Strava" app running and I receive a call, the screen goes black, but if I press the "back" ...


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I think it is Simple Notification Service Thus for platforms that use push notifications (Skype, Google+, Facebook, Twitter, etc) you will see this application updated from time to time. Admittedly as a Network Security Professional, this made me pause when I saw it updated as my S4 is rooted, but turns out it is a normal item.


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My notepad (aka com.example.android.notepad), resident of Motorola xt317 (android 2.3), has a sqlite database living in the phone. Download it with adb pull /data/data/com.example.android.notepad/databases/note_pad.db ./Documents


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I just started using the WiFi Walkie Talkie app. It doesn't have much in the way of flash, but it works extremely simply. As a bonus, it is open-source and ad-free.


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To avoid unrooting after OTA update, Open SuperSU Go to Settings Enable Pro (you have to purchase the SuperSU Pro from PlayStore) Enable Survival Mode


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You can use Hacker's Keyboard and use Ctrl+C to copy, and Ctrl+V to paste.


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