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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 and enter the command. find $EXTERNAL_STORAGE $SECONDARY_STORAGE -iname ".nomedia" -exec rm {} \; NOTE: Since android 5.0 doesn't allow third party apps to ...


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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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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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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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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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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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Maybe: lifehacker: Three Ways to Improve Your Android's Lock Screen Security recommending: Picture Password Hidden Lock Unfortunately, native Android solution, like proposed here via "vdc cryptfs changepw newpass" seem to work only on rooted devices.


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I have the same problem and also installed many callrecoders, but all gave the same problem. I downloaded the audio files from my phone and loaded them into a sound editor (i.e. sony soundforge). I played the file 5.5 times slower and noticed that they played well, I could understand the conversation perfectly. So it seems that all is recorded only played ...


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The files you downloaded from that site are for a Samsung Galaxy Y. Your phone is a Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos. You need to find a ROM suitable for your phone. You're lucky that installing that ROM didn't brick the phone completely. You can't undo an update: to get back to what you had before, find a stock ROM image for your phone (probably from http://...


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Keep clicking on the Next button as if you are agreeing. Then you can choose 'No, Maybe Later` to opt out of google-now. When you perform a normal search under your previous searches/ suggested searches there is a link to "Get Google Now" again! You can click the big X beside it and it will not come back. However, some updates and reinstalling the ...


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You can also download the app "Wifi Key Recovery" which is a lot easier.


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Push notifications are designed to be the solution to battery draining apps that constantly monitor for data that has changed locally or on a server. Because of this they are very battery efficient. My phone typically will get 20 notifications in a few hours with less than 1% total battery use. If your having huge battery drain problems, your phone is ...


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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 not relevant at all. The thing you need to match is the Build number, shown just beneath the kernel version in the About device page of the device settings. It ...


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