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This community wiki will list all of the known and rumored dates for devices. If you have an update make sure to follow the format that's been established, and the following guidelines: Keep phones in alphabetical order listing the manufacturer and model Specify if the date is confirmed or rumored and link to the source If there is an unofficial release, ...


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Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can see the full text of the errors which are occurring when trying to sync my K9 folders? It seems that there is no way to see these log messages on the device without root access, but if you do have root access, there are a couple of options, either grant the required permissions to aLogcat or consider using a ...


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The wallpaper was in data/data/com.android.settings/files/ on previous versions of Android. However it appears that it was moved as part of the multi-user preparations. The current location is data/system/users/0/ The file is conveniently called wallpaper and it is a png file.


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Adobe decided to stop support for its Flash Player on Android mainly because of HTML5 doesn't need flash player to play videos. Unfortunately, that didn't mean all Web sites you visit would start using HTML5 instead of Flash (though it would have been nice). If some of the Web sites you want to look at are using Flash, the last version of Adobe Flash Player ...


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Simple, really: Android is safely shutting down vital parts of the runtime. The OS is also broadcasting intents to tell apps and services to gracefully close. These, in turn, flush their caches of all data and shared preferences, save what-nots to the sqlite database, et cetera. In other words, apps and services are given a chance to do their cleanup ...


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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 doesn't offer reboot). It appears that ShutdownActivity is called upon when you long press Power button. Anyhow, this is what you can try, remotely or locally, ...


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No, for security reasons it is not possible to access android log files on the Nexus 7 (or any other device running Jelly Bean or higher) without root access. Google changed that with Jelly Bean. I'd suggest you wait until logcat readers like aLogCat and such get fixed (i.e. they will require root access to show all logs then). From AISEC-TR-2012-001-...


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You need to press the Vol Down and Power buttons together, and hold them for a second or so. Some users report that it works better if you press both buttons simultaneously, as opposed to one after the other in sequence.


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Currently, you can side load the flash player on a 4.1 device. Meaning you have to download the apk file and install directly from the device, or with adb. There is no guarantee that flash will work at all in the future. Not only is Adobe dropping flash support for Android 4.1, No new installs for any version of android will be allowed for the Flash Player ...


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This is caused by the strict mode setting under the developer options. It flashes a red border around the screen when anything does a long operation on the main thread.


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If I am allowed to suggest out of the choices that you had provided, I will suggest Link2SD. With Link2SD you can try moving/linking a non-critical application to the SD card and check how well it works. Once moved or linked, try to reboot the phone (no other way than rebooting to avoid disappointments) and see whether that moved/linked non-critical app ...


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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/killall commands do give the processes a graceful way to shut down, though it depends on the zygote implementation whether this in turn gracefully shuts down your ...


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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 recent apps) and start it again, it'll install and download the next app and get stuck at 100% of the next app. I am repeating the process to download the updates ...


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That's the "Recent Apps" button. It's alternative of long-press physical home button. If you tap this, a scrollable screen appears containing thumbnails of suspended or closed recent apps. You can tap thumbnails to switch to apps or swipe it to discard.


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Have you made sure that your "Music volume" is actually turned up? Only then you'll be able to hear the talk-back. To make sure it is, go to the stock music app, hit the "Volume up" key on your phone a few times, then go back to Google Voice Search and try again.


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I was able to set up what you want with one caveat: You have to use a PIN or a password, not a pattern. My solution depends on the apps Tasker (trial version here) and Secure Settings. Secure Settings requires root for some of its features. I don't know if this is one of them. If you aren't rooted, you can try it and see if it works. Posting a complete how-...


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The first thing to remember is that when an app runs, it doesn't actually do computation for the whole time it's running: most of the time it's idle, waiting for data to arrive over the network, or while you're looking at it on the screen. Only very badly-written apps and games keep the CPU active the whole time they're running: this runs the battery down ...


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As geff described, you cannot avoid a wipe/factory-reset. But you can do a proper backup beforehand, so you can restore most of your data afterwards. This should work without any trouble for the apps you've installed yourself ("user apps"), while special care must be taken for pre-installed apps ("system apps"): As data structures (inside their databases) ...


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There are many variations of the Galaxy Nexus. Most likely, your phone is yakjuxw, which gets the updates from Samsung. The other phone is either yakju or takju, which use Google's own updates, which are released quicker. The versions are interchangeable, if you don't account for international customizations or possible carrier modifications. For example, ...


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Google Now by default will think that you're in the USA. The app pulls your home address from Google Latitude. This is also how it knows when you're home and it is the basics for traffic info. To change this go into: Maps -> Location History (tab) Here you can set both your home and work address.


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far easier, folks: settings > language & input > keyboard & input methods: DISABLE 'google voice typing'


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Go into Settings | Data usage. Then in the Mobile tab, you'll find a list of the applications that have recently used data. Click on any of these applications and there will be a checkbox to restrict background data while the phone is using a mobile connection (as opposed to wifi). I'm not aware of a way to control the sync frequency.


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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 is too weak. You can also take a look at a tutorial with screenshots.


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For the following procedure you'll need adb installed on your computer (if you're not already have that, see: Is there a minimal installation of ADB?). Alternatively, a terminal emulator app should do as well. Android apps are managed by the "Package manager", which has a command-line interface called pm. So here's what you can do with it for your case: # ...


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Converted from my comment on the question itself: According to a post on StackOverflow, this is most likely a network issue. In his answer there, Vignesh writes: Its due to wifi restriction, when i connect the internet through my service provider its working fine. Able to install any application.


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I waited very impatiently for the JellyBean update for few days last week and finally did this to get JB on my Galaxy Nexus. Manually trigger the update by clearing the data in Google Services Framework and then check for System Update in Settings. You might have to do this multiple times though. I had to do it 5 times to get the update. You might be ...


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Android uses a so-called Media Scanner to index your media files (this also applies to your images and videos). This Media Scanner ships with the system, and fires automatically on certain system events -- such as after boot, or when you insert your SD-Card. It does, however, not react on a simple "file-drop" via network. For such cases, it might need a ...


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The answer is simple: Do not close apps when possible! Android takes care of app managemnt by leaving them stick around (which is not necessary in memory) when possibile allowing faster startup times and resumption where you left. Swiping out a app of the recent app list is similar too closing it, but not the same.


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Yes, on August 3rd 2012 Google Listen was discontinued and is no longer available on Google Play. If you already have it, it will continue to work, but on November 1st 2012, the Podcast Search will cease to work. This project was very limited in functionality anyway. There are other apps out there that are updated and actively worked on. I think the last ...


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