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Websites suddenly inaccessible but Google search works

At the moment a large number of popular website are dropping support for all SSL/TLS versions below TLS1.2 because of the known vulnerabilities in TLS1.1/TLS1.0 and older. Your device is very very ...
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Hide Alarm icon in the status bar

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 ...
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Is it safe to uninstall Google Play Services App?

According to Google Google Play services provides you with easy access to Google services and is tightly integrated with the Android OS. And from the description in the Play Store Google Play ...
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Is it safe to uninstall Google Play Services App?

Whilst you can uninstall it, it will automatically be re-installed on your device as it is an extension of the Google Play ecosystem and Google automatically updates Google Play services on all ...
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How to purchase an app on Google Play without a credit card?

I am from India. I think Google play gift card is not available in India till now. I will tell you a method through which you can purchase android apps from Play Store in India without credit card. ...
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Unable to Setup Google Account on Android 2.3

I had the same problem and I solved it this way: Log in here using a web browser . On Login and Security, at the bottom of the page there's an option "Allow less safe apps" which would be set as ...
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adb input keyevent 26 - Not waking device up

This is an old post, but this command should wake up any device. adb shell input keyevent KEYCODE_WAKEUP
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Do I need to root my phone to get a tcpdump?

Yes, tcpdump is an administrator-level application (I highly doubt there will ever be an Android permission level to view all other apps' network traffic). Once rooted, if you have tcpdump binary (...
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where can I find information about my phone by imei

My suggestion is imeidata.net. I've gotten incorrect data from the sites mentioned in other answers. For example, for my phone, imei.info gives the wrong data: Model: Sidekick LX Brand: T-MOBILE ...
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Hide Alarm icon in the status bar

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 ...
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CyanogenMod install failed on Samsung Galaxy S II, phone now shows boot screen and then a black screen

Note: Keep in mind, Samsung Galaxy S2 has infamous Superbrick bug. Every flash can result in permanent brick (only board changing or maybe JTAG unit can recover device). You can learn more about it ...
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My new tablet tells me that I am making a wrong pattern and I am not able to use it

What actually happened there is that: You were setting up the tablet and it asked you to set a pattern for unlock. You then drew the pattern and repeated the same on reprompt. It got accepted and ...
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Logging in with a non-gmail account

To confirm - this has been resolved in later Android versions. The wife has a phone with Android 4 and I can use my Google Account that does not have Gmail attached. On my phone (Android 2.3.5), it ...
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Disable automatic screen turn-off during call

I have v. 6.0.1. I contacted support with this problem, since I do not have any proxy setting. Go to settings - > apps -> phone or dial app -> memory -> clear cache and memory and restart your device. ...
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Disable automatic screen turn-off during call

Use "Screen On Call" app to keep screen on during call. There is no need to turn proximity sensor off. It will keep working and if you move you phone to your ear, screen will go off, but if you keep ...
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adb input keyevent 26 - Not waking device up

My phone does this, too. I wish I knew why. I seem to have had some success with the sendevent command (adb shell sendevent). (Not much documentation on sendevent, unfortunately.) First, I had to ...
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How to purchase an app on Google Play without a credit card?

Perhaps you can mail-order a Play Store gift card - https://play.google.com/intl/en-US_us/about/giftcards/#lightbox
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OTA update removed stock Contacts app (Galaxy Y S5360, Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread.XXMI1)

download the required firmware bundle here install Kies, or Samsung driver pack unzip the package, You'll get 3 *.tar (or tar.md5) files download Odin3 1.84 or 1.85 stop Kies stop all active ADB ...
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Periodic sync of data using Llama

I programmed Llama to do exactly that. You'll need two events: 3G auto on 3G auto off and one Llama variable: auto3G Event 1 (3G auto on) when airplane mode is disabled [prevents the system to ...
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Low internal storage, message memory full and sluggishness problems on Samsung Galaxy Y Duos Lite

I use a backup tool (SMSBackupRestore) to save old message on my sd card. Very nice because you can read the backup file to find your old messages. I followed the same scheme as yours (I own a ...
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How to uninstall a device administrator app that wont deactivate?

You can manually uninstall the app with steps below: ROOT IS REQUIRED I am not responsible if you damage your phone, just follow steps below and nothing will happen. Download a root file explorer ...
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Where are the links of the saved pages of Opera Mini are stored in Android?

OP seems to confuse Saved Pages feature with Bookmarks. Address of a saved page (or any page viewed in Opera Mini) is copy / pastable (to anywhere) from the top of your screen. Whole point of Saved ...
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Is it safe to uninstall Google Play Services App?

Quote copied directly from the Play store decription: 'Google Play services is used to update Google apps and apps from Google Play. This component provides core functionality like ...
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Is it safe to uninstall Google Play Services App?

All of the present Google Apps are heavily linked with the Google Play Services app. Uninstalling it will affect all of these apps, and, if you can't stay away from Google for a long time, I wouldn't ...
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Where can I find an old version of dropbox app?

Currently the most trustable source for older APK versions is APK Mirror. For Dropbox specifically you can find older 2.x versions here: http://www.apkmirror.com/uploads/?app=dropbox
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Use device as Bluetooth receiver

Quick answer: NO. Doing a quick Google search to confirm my assumption, it does not look like there is any (easy) way to use the phone as a Bluetooth receiver. One problem is that the device should ...
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Unable to Setup Google Account on Android 2.3

Here is the direct link: https://myaccount.google.com/lesssecureapps But if you have 2-step-verification enable you should try generating a separate password here: https://myaccount.google.com/...
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Cannot connect google account to Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus S7500

problem happens when 2-step verification enabled to google account. to solve this first of all disable 2-step verification method if possible, then try to do so- on username write as username@gmail....
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How to turn off data after a certain amount

Try My Data Manager - Data Usage app. It will notify you when you reach your data limit.
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