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

killall zygote This will kill the root zygote process and cause a Android system refresh. This does not restart your phone's hardware, only the Android processes. By default (in Linux), the kill/...
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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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System icon that looks like ear with line through it on JellyBean

That symbol isn't Android-specific: it's the symbol for a hearing aid induction loop. Some landline telephones have an induction loop that transmits the phone audio directly to the hearing aid, so ...
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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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How to allow auto-update of apps in Play Store only when plugged in?

Note: Following solution: is tested on Android 4.2.1, COS12 (Android 5.0.2) and CM12.1 (Android 5.1.1) - all of them running Play Store v6.0.51 requires a rooted Android here is a short demo of ...
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Clear "Recent Labels" list in Gmail

Although the Original Answer is already in place, let me just re-phrase it, which hopefully resemble Vanilla Android AOSP based phones. Open "Settings" application Choose "Apps" or "Applications" ...
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Kitkat appdrawer hide apps and create folders

This has never been a feature of the stock launcher. Perhaps you were using a phone on Jellybean where the manufacturer had replaced the stock launcher with their own launcher, which had this feature. ...
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Impact of removing the launcher from Android device

Touchwiz is not just the launcher, it is an entire framework they have built into Android. It controls the notifications, the settings, the whole OS is basically Touchwiz throughout. Samsung do not ...
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Pictures do not appear at the gallery?

Clear app data of Media Storage app. Find and delete .nomedia files on sdcard. And reboot. Terminal command to delete .nomedia files recursively. Install Terminal Emulator for Android app. Open it ...
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Is 4.1 the best for this 4? yr old device?

4 years is ancient in tech years. Your first pic holds your answers. The model Gt-p5110 and with Google it states that it was released in 2012. Came with android ice cream sandwich 4.0.3 and it is ...
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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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How to make android prefer mobile data when wifi signal is very weak

In Android 4.4, there is an explicit option for this: Settings -> WiFi -> Advanced Wi-Fi -> Avoid poor connections In Android 5, this option appears to have been removed. There is an Android bug/...
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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 sync phone memory with pc?

I am posting this as an answer to my own question, instead of just a comment, because I've found a solution. In fact, the solution is to use the very same tool I was using, because they have recently ...
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Wi-Fi connected but there is no internet access

You can try changing your wifi network settings from DHCP to Static and a little tweaking of DNS server addresses should work. refer this link for complete solution. Under advance settings Change IP ...
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What does "se.infra@SEP-138#1" mean on kernel version?

This is the name of the user and computer that was used to build the kernel. "se.infra" isn't a username belonging to a real person, but an account used by the build infrastructure at Samsung. It's ...
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How does this dialer work?

The dialer will look for things that match the T9 query as well as search your contacts that have the string of numbers associated with their phone number. For example if you have contact John Smith ...
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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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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 allow auto-update of apps in Play Store only when plugged in?

The closest I've come is combining two settings. I do this on two devices, one running Android 4.4.4 (KitKat) and another running Android 5.0.2 (Lollipop). System Settings → Wi-Fi → ...
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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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Asus Transformer Infinity Pad (TF700KL) how to cold boot (enter Recovery Mode)

Once you get to the USB logo, press the volume up and down together once and it should bring you into recovery.
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Out Of Space error

None of the answers on this site for the myriad version of this question seem to address the root problem. I've rooted my phone, moved files to the SD card, emptied my cache till my fingers were numb.....
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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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Google keep reminder sound/alarm

It seems Google Keep will only show a notification for a reminder. You might try MegaSound to set an alarm sound for the Keep notifications.
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Updates reinstalled bundled apps I have uninstalled

I'm afraid not. These bundled apps are part of the ROM image, so the app updates are part of the system update. When you install an update, it just copies the data wholesale into the phone's system ...
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