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What's the best way to restart Android via command line (remotely)?

What is the device doing exactly when I'm pushing the (hardware) power button? I guess that's the most friendly way. You get to see a dialog with an option to power off the device (stock Android ...
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Successfully download app 100% but wont install after that

I have the same problem. It get stuck at 100% and doesn't give any notifications. Nexus 6p running Android 7.0 (not rooted). After the app reaches 100% I close the play store (swipe it away from ...
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How to make android prefer mobile data when wifi signal is very weak

From Android 5 onwards, there's a setting in the Developer options called Aggressive WiFi to mobile handover. Enabling this setting makes your phone switch to mobile connection when the WiFi signal ...
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No confirm prompt when trying to use adb backup

I'm digging up this question since I found it looking for the same problem. Putting single quotes around the parameters solved it for me: adb backup '-all -apk -shared -f mymobile.ab'
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How to disable sound from an app

If you happen to be on a Samsung phone, there is an app called "Sound Assistant" which is excellent - adding volume sliders for whatever individual apps you like. They waste a lot of money ...
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Play video with 2x speed in MX player kindly help

I just realized that when you move two fingers up and down the left side of the screen (like when you adjust brightness, but with two fingers) the playback speed adjusts accordingly.
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Difference between /mnt/sdcard and /sdcard

The directory /mnt houses the mount points of different Android partitions. (hence the name mnt) Actually the "real" directory is /mnt/sdcard. /sdcard is a Symlink (short for Symbolic Link) to that ...
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get cellinfo with adb shell

Both of these worked for me: Option1: grep AT command for cell info $> adb logcat -b radio | grep ": +CREG:" D/AT ( 873): +CREG: 2,1,"2444","0FA2A694",6 D/AT ( 873): +CREG: 2,1,"2444"...
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How to remove KINGroot?

Firstly, soon after uninstalling KingRoot be sure to get another SU management app, to protect your device against malicious attacks since it has elevated privileges than a non rooted device, A ...
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Pop up message when sending large amounts of SMS messages

The other alternative (or probably the best one too) is to use ADB shell which may work on a non-rooted device as well: zeroflte:/ $ settings put global sms_outgoing_check_max_count 999999 zeroflte:/ ...
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How to hide calendar but receive reminder notifications?

I know the original post is now ancient but I haven't found any recent discussion on this and I believe the behavior is still basically the same. That is, if a calendar is "hidden" on your mobile ...
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How to Enable Android phone for full Tamil Indic Interface

Buy Redmi phones. It has pre installed Tamil language. I am using that phone only.Or else Flash phone with Cyanogen or MiUi mod. But it will tamper your phone warranty. Do it at your own risk. The ...
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How to mount a folder/partition as USB device for a computer

I managed to get it working! Thanks to Irfan's answer I knew exactly what to do! Here are the steps: Create a folder to mount a new RAM disk. I used /data/local/ and created a new folder. Then ...
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how to use android with broken touch and adb not enabled

If only touch stopped working and screen is properly visible and your device supports OTG then you could try the USB OTG with keyboard and mouse to go to developer settings and turn on usb debugging ...
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Downgrade Android 4.2 to 4.1

K013 (otherwise known as MeMO Pad 7 or ME176C) comes with Android 4.4 minimum, as shown on PhoneArena and supplied by the HelpDesk of ASUS themselves. Therefore, there's no lower version of official ...
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Reinstalling TWRP via Odin on Android 4.1, failed after "SetupConnection"

Using the correct version of TWRP solved the issue. In this case, it was twrp-2.8.6.0-gt-n8013.tar. In my previous attempts, I had used the incorrect versions of TWRP for my specific device: twrp-2.8....
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get cellinfo with adb shell

You may need to use adb logcat and filter using grep. Try this adb logcat | grep -E 'MCC|MNC' Credits Getting cell id through adb
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Successfully download app 100% but wont install after that

return your playstore to it's stock version, then update it to the current version. This will temporarily fix this installing issue, which I've been having as well. Other than that, I'm waiting in the ...
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System apps location on Android Jelly Bean

To my knowledge, before Kitkat .apk files of system apps all went to /system/app. Kitkat added the /system/priv-app directory. The structure having an additional directory level came later (LP or MM). ...
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Micromax Canvas 2 Restarting Problem. Show modem log on the way?

Try this, formating your device that will solve your problem regarding to restarting device sucessfully. I hope above solution will help you.
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System icon that looks like ear with line through it on JellyBean

This symbol was frustrating me, on my phone I managed to turn it off with this setting Settings --> Call --> Accessibility --> Hearing aids (turn off) I have no idea how it got turned on in my ...
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Does a software update affect data?

No it doesn't but make sure you perform backup's before updating.
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Re-install app without losing personal data

You can also just reinstall the APK file that already exists on the device. After an upgrade to Android 6 somehow default permissions like android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE were lost, that is ...
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What time does Google Play update apps when it is set to auto-update?

My phone's Google Play app auto-updates around 1:30 a.m. daily (phone is never plugged in at that time), so there is definitely no connection of update with phone plugged in. Phone must have WiFi on ...
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What time does Google Play update apps when it is set to auto-update?

Adding to @Josh's experience mentioned in the comments above, the auto-update is not time-specific - I too have only seen the auto update proceed when on WiFi (my chosen setting) and plugged in ...
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how to sync phone memory with pc?

If MTP transfers are unstable, you can try using FTP over a local network (Your home WiFi router, USB tethering) Possible example. (For security, use this guide only on home networks) Install an FTP ...
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How can I find obb folder in a rooted device to copy a game's sd data files and play game?

Here is a backup tool by Koushik Dutta (aka Koush) : Helium Backup Using this you can backup complete app including data and restore it back. Just backup on your device, copy the files to your other ...
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Can we install the stock ROM for P3110 on P3113? (7 inch Galaxy Tab 2)

As a fellow Tab 2 user, I can quite happily tell you that any ROM for the GT-P3110, GT-P3113, or GT-P311X (Where X means 1 or 3) will work with essentially no issues, except you MIGHT lose IR ...
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How can I access android log files on my Nexus 7 without root access?

I have developed a Logcat app that uses alternative approach. It utilizes remote debugging feature. You need to enable it on the phone first, but it has to be done only once and then you can use the ...
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