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How to disable unread group notifications in Whatsapp?

ShutApp ShutApp is an Android app I developed for rooted devices that will automatically mark your muted WhatsApp chats as read and prevent them from jumping to the top of the chat list, so that you ...
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How to close Google account on the phone

Sign in to your account here and delete it like that: More info on deletion you can find in help article. After the successful deletion your account will be signed out from the phone as well and your ...
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How to install Another Term, an alternative to Termux for Android 6.0 and below?

First, read the readme of AnotherTerm GitHub repo and this You can run the stock install-linuxcontainers.sh you downloaded from the Git repo without tweaks for an automatic install. It gave me errors,...
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How can I regenerate .thumbnails folder in DCIM

Looking for something else & came across this... The pathway to an apps cache has changed slightly since original posting back in 2012. In Marshmallow (at least): Settings→Apps→Gallery→Storage→...
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How can I do adb backup without a visible screen?

(For later Android versions) You may want to try ways to mirror the screen. (Method 2 involves mirroring over WiFi) Or narrate the screen. With a totally blank screen, you can: # enable USB debugging (...
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Seeing the full text of a long notification

You can expand it by touching the notification and dragging down. The touch part of the gesture is very brief, so it feels like a single, quick gesture. This works on Android 7.1, I can't confirm for ...
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How can I get back lost internet access on Android 4.x or lower?

The problem with the root-CA certificate is not the only one you are facing: Devices with Android version 4.4 and before have problems accessing a lot of https sites because they do not support TLS 1....
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Legacy Android 4.0 CA-Certificates Update

I spent a fair amount of time trying to work around the TLS limitations of Android 4.0.4 and in the process, found an install path that has given me access to the Play Store on Monterra. I was even ...
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Strange debugging mode

Go into Settings - Developer Options - scroll down to Input and turn off Pointer Location. I don't have a Moto phone (instructions based on Pixel 2 XL).
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How can I securely install an older version of Chrome on a device that won't support newer versions?

Give this a try: http://www.apkmirror.com/apk/google-inc/chrome/chrome-42-0-2311-111-release/chrome-42-0-2311-111-4-android-apk-download/ I use APK mirror all the time and have never had any issues. ...
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Ways to see notifications besides pull down bar

If you use a third party launcher you can use gestures for certain functions. For instance, using Nova Launcher Prime, when I swiped down anywhere on my home screen it would bring down my ...
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What can I do to upgrade an old Android 4.0.3 tablet?

Yes, it is possible. Jailbreak to get root rights needed. Enthusiasts do wonders. A minute of searching DevicseName ROM/image/firmware and we have a range of many variants. The maximum Android 6 for ...
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Update software will also update the OS

It only updates the apps. How ever you can update the OS by Going to Settings > (More) > About device > Software update > update.
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how to exit developer mode on android 4.0 ice cream sandwich

If you just want that line / coordinate overlay gone, disable Settings - Developer Options - Pointer location.
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how to exit developer mode on android 4.0 ice cream sandwich

To Disable Developer mode goto settings-> developer{ } then there is a slider on top of Developer options which you can on/off.
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Android 4 slows down over year without reason

Try a factory reset. After a while, things get gunked up with tons of unnecessary files that aren't always deleted and a lot of other stuff. However, your phone will always slow down over time ...
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Where to get com.android.calendar for Android 4.0.3 from?

Russians over at 4PDA have a thread dedicated to the phone, which hosts a number of firmwares, including stock-based ones. Here is the Calendar app extracted from the "Stock+" one, uploaded ...
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Google Play Service 9.2.56 drains battery within 30minutes

My "solution" is freezing Google Play Services 9.2.56 with the disadvantage that some Apps relying on that service will not work anymore. Restore to the previous 9.0.28 version does not solve the ...
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Cannot unmount SD card

Turns out there was much more to unmount beyond /mnt/sdcard. Through ADB (and rooted) I unmounted /mnt/sdcard/.android_secure, then /mnt/sdcard, then everything under /mnt. Then I was able to ...
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screen keeps jerking and there are automatic touches

Hello I have some problem with touch screen in past. some time on low battery random touch appear and on broken screen phone have same problem. So I make some application for hot fix this until you ...
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Can I add a shortcut to a locally stored file?

Just adding another file manager alternative to Denys's answer (which really works, +1 for that) which provides a little bit more customization: Total Commander navigate to the file in Total ...
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How to unlock device when I forgot my password?

Yes, a factory reset will work. First, you will need to boot into recovery mode, this is device-specific, so you will need to google how it's done on your phone. But on mine for example: hold power ...
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Auto focus not working on Galaxy Nexus

Did you clear the camera app data? To do this: Open your settings app Tap the "Application" section Tap the "All" tab You can find the camera app. Select -> Clear App Data ...
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Displaying profile picture in Gmail App

Making sure that "People" was set to sync in the account settings made the profile pic show up for me.
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