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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, but ...


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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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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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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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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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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 that hearing aid users can hear the phone call better than they would otherwise. The T stands for "telephone": because the induction loop system originated on ...


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You can specify quite a bit of logic in just the contexts. Having a profile with multiple contexts would be the easiest way to accomplish this. Remember that all contexts have to be met sequentially before the task(s) will fire. Also, the Wifi Connected context will accept multiple SSIDs by using pattern matching. In this case a / equals logical OR. Try the ...


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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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There are several possibilities: manually setting all volumes to 0, except for those channels you want to keep (e.g. alerts, notifications, system). Issue: on some devices/systems some channels seem to be "locked together", so as soon as e.g. volume for calls is increased, some other slider increases automatically along. An app like Audio Control might help ...


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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 the solution While browsing the manifest of Play Store, I took an educated guess that only the following service is likely the initiator of auto-update of apps ...


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Starting in 4.0 (actually 3.0, but few devices used that), most Android devices use the MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) class rather than the Mass Storage class. This was done for various reasons, including the annoyances attendant to having to unmount the SD card from the Android device to access it from the PC. Samsung has embraced this new way rather ...


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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 and frustrate a lot of people customizing & bloating Android, but this optional app is great and should be mimicked by Google into base Android!


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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" from the list of different Settings. Locate "GMail" App in the List of Apps shown. Select "Gmail" App and in this screen, there is "Clear Data" option available....


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The shell you get from adb shell doesn't run with special privileges, so you can't read or write files that you wouldn't be able to with a normal app. If you want to access apps' private data files, you still need to get root permission in the usual way, and use su from the shell. It's not possible to bypass the permissions system. If you want to access ...


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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. Since Android supports third-party launchers, just install a launcher (home screen) app which supports this feature. There are many to choose from.


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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 provide the stock launcher with the device (Like old HTC devices used to) so if you remove it you will just have no launcher, no way to open apps etc. You could ...


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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 upgradable to android jelly bean 4.2.2. Also if you look at the kernel version you will notice that it was compiled in 2013. For update firmware you could check ...


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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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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 directory, intended for easy of usability. (That is also explained here Are files created in "/storage/emulated/0" supposed to appear in "/storage/sdcard0"? and ...


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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/feature with many complaints on this.


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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:/ $ settings put global sms_outgoing_check_interval_ms 900000099


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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 Settings from DHCP to Static IP Address : Most probably your Gateway address will be 192.168.1.1 change your IP Address my changing last digit in this address ...


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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 updated it (version 7) enabling syncing of MTP devices. Free File Sync It works just as expected, and it's extremely easy to sync. The only downside is that ...


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Install GPS Status & Toolbox. Then go to the app's settings > gps sensors > auto-download AGPS data, and set it to whatever you like. It also has a Pro key, which unlocks other features. The main goal for the application is to assist you and all the other applications on your device to get a GPS lock as fast as possible. It is much better to ...


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I have followed the Exact steps from Link : Samsung mobile MTP Device cannot be installed StackOverflow tutorial Here are steps : (for Windows specific instructions): Ensure phone is not connected to PC. Uninstall KIES from PC. Reboot your PC and Reinstall KIES after that. Just for great measure... open KIES, go to Tools | Troubleshoot connection ...


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You have to clear the defaults in the Settings > Application > Your default Launcher. Then when you tap the home button, you will be asked to choose a launcher. You select the one you want and mark that as the default. Generally when you install a new application, it clears the defaults for that category. So installing Holo should have done that for ...


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There's an easy way to check if the tablet has a faulty touchscreen. Go into Google Play and install a painting app. There are many free painting apps to choose from: just pick a simple one. Run the app and try to paint the whole screen. If the painting doesn't follow your finger, or any parts of the screen can't be painted, you can see the screen is faulty, ...


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