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Yes there is. When the community discovered this feature in android 4.1 (the code was exist but has not been declared yet so Google did not open the feature in Settings), I remember playing with this in my Nexus 4. So, here are some commands that I remember for the android Terminal: Create new user: pm create-user User_Name To switch between users: am ...


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press the shift key and see the change in the icon for the smiley. It changes to the enter key.


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This issue has been plaguing Whatsapp since its inception. I have had long email conversations with their support team on multiple occasions. Even uploaded a detailed video explaining the bug: Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bldIuA-OjU This was their reply after about about 20 emails explaining the issue. I gave up after that. To ...


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adbcontrol can do this. It opens a window containing the phone screen on your computer, so you can use it when the phone screen is broken, and you can click and type in the window to control the phone. To install adbcontrol do: wget http://marian.schedenig.name/wp-content/uploads/adbcontrol.zip unzip adbcontrol.zip Now edit config.properties and change: ...


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Looks like these days the best solution for controlling an Android phone from a PC is scrcpy. It is being actively maintained, has very high performance (framerate, latency), is available cross-platform. It also does not require root on the phone.


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Do you really want to do that? That might lead to you no more being able to see your images in the gallery. But if you want to try: open a file manager of your choice and navigate to the DCIM folder delete the .thumbnails directory create a file named .thumbnails open the file's properties, and set it "read only" Now, as there cannot be two objects with ...


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I recently came across this issue on a Nexus 5 and tried most the solutions listed here with no luck. In my case, it looks to be caused by a recognized bug with stock Android (source). My solution was as follows - I used Windows 8.1, but no reason this wouldn't work on OSX/Linux (root is required on device however). On your PC, create a .tar.gz archive of ...


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These instructions are courtesy of arco68 over at xda-developers, who is also the person behind the software downloads linked here. All credit to him/her! You can also visit this link for the original instructions from the author and up-to-date file downloads. Now don't be fooled by how few steps arco68's instructions have; you will need about half an hour ...


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If your device is rooted, as it probably is with CM, you can also do this via adb: adb shell rm /data/misc/adb/adb_keys Depending on your build you probably have to run adb as root(1) or call the su binary(2). (1) adb root or adb kill-server; sudo $(which adb) start-server --> adb shell rm /data/misc/adb/adb_keys (2)adb shell --> su --> rm /data/misc/adb/...


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No Android version natively supports IKEv2 yet. But you can install the free and open-source strongSwan VPN Client that uses IKEv2 and runs on Android 4 and newer.


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I've never found Windows to be very helpful in identifying drivers either. Here's some information for you on what USB CDC is. According to Wikipedia: USB communications device class (or USB CDC) is a composite Universal Serial Bus device class. The class may include more than one interface, such as a custom control interface, data interface, audio, ...


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One word: Vysor Using the vysor to control my Xperia Z2. See the state of my phone, but Vysor came to the rescue. *if phone reboots and won't connect after plugging in, try removing the micro sd card. Mine wouldn't work at all until I did so - random phone smasher


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Google recently released Google Hindi IME (Input Method Editor, a techy name for keyboard) which I now saw with my friend's Nexus 4. It has the requested Rupee symbol:


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Because Google Text-to-Speech isn't really an app: it's a library app. That is, it doesn't have a user interface for you to interact with; rather, it offers an interface to other apps to use its functionality. Other apps on the phone can give text to Google Text-to-Speech for it to speak out loud. It's up to the author of the app in question to use the ...


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GPS is automatically turned-off when not in use by apps. That said, apps can use GPS even if they work in background. So, I guess that your concern should be checking the apps that use GPS in the background, rather than turning it off completely.


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ShutApp ShutApp is an Android app I developed for rooted devices that will automatically mark your muted WhatsApp chats as read and prevent them from jumping to the top of the chat list, so that you don't have to leave those annoying groups. You do need a rooted android device to use the app, though. That's because the app needs to be able to modify ...


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The only way I found was to restart the device. Be careful to not switch to other users after the restart. Once you switch to another user, his processes are initiated and continue working even if you switch back to your user - just like you said in the question. Strange that Google haven't tackled this issue. Perhaps on a newer Android version 4.3+? * ...


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As mentioned in another answer, on devices that use FUSE for SD card emulation (such as modern Nexus devices), only root can change timestamps of files in /sdcard. Since things like MTP and ADB don't run as root, you can't preserve the timestamps with these methods. However, if your device is rooted, you can fix the timestamps with a separate step ...


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You could try to use AndroidScreenCast for you purposes - it's maintainable version of original androidscreencast. It requires only Java and ADB, no phone client, so just run it and use it. I've just tried it with Nexus 4, Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean emulator. And, actually, I'm currently the maintainer of the project, so if you got any questions or issues - ...


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There is a way to do this, based on the Xposed module installer. This requires rooted device! As per this thread, tapping on the status bar will bring the scroll to the top. It started out originally based on a thread in Reddit where this user blogged about her experience after ditching Apple for Android, and one of the things the user found troublesome ...


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So I've had this same problem for the past month. There is a 1cm or so high deadzone that spans the width of my screen just about lower than the midway point from top to bottom. It is mostly always there, but some (seemingly) random times it goes away and all works well. My troubleshooting led me to this: If it's hardware, it's only because the software ...


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It works out that you just have to keep trying. The Power and Volume down together (for around a second) will eventually yield a screenshot about 1 time out of a hundred. Took a look at most of the apps out there and they either need you to root the device or install loads of other stuff, work for phones rather than tablets or just don't work. Guess I'm ...


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As John states in his answer, a factory-reset is sufficient in most cases. I doubt a service technician would take the effort required to restore the data from your storage – though it's definitely possible. What John had in mind, however, is true: If flash storage is really wiped, all data is gone from it. It would take a highly specialized forensics ...


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You don't say which Lenovo tablet you bought, but according to this review Lenovo have disabled multiple user profiles on their Yoga 10 tablet in Android 4.2, but may be re-enabling the feature when they update to 4.3: The Lenovo Yoga Tablet launches on the Android 4.2.2 operating system, which brings most of Jelly Bean's goodness - that candy-based ...


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Found this on YouTube: Go to Settings -> Security -> Phone Administrators, then un-check this app and proceed to uninstall it by the usual means.


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If your device have hardware buttons like menu,home,back buttons, you can get those options by clicking Menu button. Those 3 dots denotes menu options for an App. Actually its useful for devices with capacitive(software) buttons. Currently I'm not sure about your device, and I can't find any device named Galaxy Grade. I you meant Galaxy Grand it have ...


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You can filter messages based on sender, recipient, subject and other criteria from within the Web app. This is not possible from within the Android app. In a web browser, Goto [Settings] -> [Filters] of Gmail. Click on [Create new filter]. Create a filter to match your newsletters. Assign a label to them (create one if you don't have one yet). Make sure ...


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Works only on Cyanogenmod or forks that base on CM: aapt may not be present on your device. It's suspected that this binary is part of CyanogenMod (and its forks). Confirmed to be present on my S3 running Resurrection Remix (CM12.1), Izzy's Milestone² running CM11 and the LG P880 running CM11 as well. You can use aapt (Android Asset Packaging Tool) to dump ...


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If you're willing to root your device, there's an app called OneClick Scroll that will jump to the top or bottom of the page when you tap the notification bar at the top of the screen. It will work for all apps (which is why it requires root). Lifehacker has a review (and a video demonstration).


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Probably a bit late to the party, but I'm recording this here for posterity. My wife's Xperia Z5 Compact (Android 5.?), as well as my own Samsung S3 (4.3) suffer from this same problem. I've pulled down the source code to the most recent email client, and it appears that the only authentication mechanisms that the native email client supports is PLAIN, ...


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