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Change Gmail account to make in-app purchase?

I was having the same problem, and all the other answers didn't solve the problem. However I figure a solution to solve the problem. Please note this works specifically for games, but I have a theory ...
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Difference between Android ID and device ID

While your question targets a development issue (which is off-topic here), the answer is relevant for users as well, so I'm going to answer it: DeviceID: This is the serial of the device, which ...
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Why does Android boot so relatively slow?

Few years back, I worked on Android boot time optimization, as a Android developer. Obviously, as part of this work, we first needed to analyse where Android spends time during booting. Below is the ...
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How to use Windows' internet on Android phone through USB cable

There is a solution for unrooted devices I know this is a late answer, but as all existing answers suggest that USB reverse tethering is only possible if either your device is rooted or has system ...
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ADB backup creates 0-byte file; prompts for current backup password even though I never set one; "Failed to set password" for Desktop backup password

None of the workarounds worked for me here, and I don't want to downgrade my SDK tools. Here's what I came up with: skip adb backup on the computer and go straight to device via adb shell. $adb ...
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What is the .android_secure Folder?

android_secure folder contains those apps which you have moved to external SD. Files inside them would have .asec extension Android 6.0 upwards don't allow you to move apps to external SD as you have ...
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How to Install an application that requires android 5.0+ on android 4.4.4

Sometimes an app has the ability to run on an old device, but there is also something in an app's apk file, indicating the oldest version that can install this app. For example, maybe an app CAN be ...
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What is my phone's hostname/network name?

There's a way to retrieve your device's hostname, but you'll have to meet one requirement, which is to have a Terminal Emulator installed on your device. Once you have one, just open an instance of ...
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Setting Default applications through ADB

It is not necessary to uninstall the default launcher, you must know it's package name before of doing so, which if you don't know you must get with adb shell cmd shortcut get-default-launcher. In ...
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How to disable unread group notifications in Whatsapp?

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 ...
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It's there a way to get /system partition permanent read/write access even after reboot?

You don't need to make /system permanently R/W. You just need to mount it as R/W at every boot. So I'm providing you with a few options to mount /system as R/W at boot automatically, but do note that ...
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Remove word from autocorrect - Six Android versions and three phones later

Several people didn't read the original post. The original poster had tried long-pressing the word to get it to delete, but that didn't work. I know this is an old thread, but I just found it ...
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Why does Android boot so relatively slow?

Android boot is slow? My phone has a Quad Core, 3 Gig of RAM ... Android (Both KitKat and Lollipop) takes some 80 seconds to boot to completion. My phone is only dual core with 1G RAM (Zenfone 4) ...
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Unexpected result when using trigonometric function on KitKat's calculator

This is a known feature / bug, depending on how you look at it. It is even there in Lollipop and supposed to have been fixed in Marshmallow_bug report. It is supposed to have the deg/rad switch. (Edit:...
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Can I prevent Android from booting in Safe Mode altogether?

Right way to do this Disable the broken VOLUME DOWN key by editing /system/usr/keylayout/gpio-keys.kl and /system/usr/keylayout/Generic.kl as root and commenting that key out. Longer instructions on ...
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Does Xposed Framework require to be buillt specifically for the device or just the Android version?

Built for the Android version, plus the device architecture (arm/arm64/x86). See the Xposed Framework download page (e.g. Android 8.1 (SDK27) here). The reason behind this is that part of Xposed ...
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How to stream audio from Android to PulseAudio server?

Currently there is no built-in protocol for "stock" Androids to connect to remote Pulseaudio servers. However, a custom ROM HAS been made to include Pulseaudio as the Android sound engine. Maybe ...
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How to cancel a download on Android 4.4 KitKat

In my opinion, the best way is to turn off Wi-Fi and data (3g, 4g) and let the download fail.
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Location consent annoyance

If your device is rooted and you're using the XPosed framework, the Deny Location Consent might be what you're looking for: Disable the annoying "Improve location accuracy?" dialog and always ...
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Good combination for playing media from SMB/CIFS share?

VLC for Android plays media from SMB shares. I use VLC on my tablet, my little Android set top box and about to put it on my firesticks. I also use VLC on my Windows and Linux PC's.
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How to SUPPRESS "Unfortunately [app] has stopped" messages?

As stated by Matthew, you cannot change this behavior without rebuild the AOSP. Apart from customizing ActivityManagerService.java, you can also change AppErrorDialog.java: this class implements the ...
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Most frequently used contact is muted but mute isn't checked, how to unmute/demute?

I had the same exact problem. I pocket muted my girlfriends notifications. I found the solution however! Go to your messages with the person who has a mute symbol next to the conversation. Then look ...
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How can I secure-wipe free space?

The most reliable method is to manually copy large non-sensitive files (such as Linux images or the LibreOffice Installer Setup File) to the partition that you wish to erase the free space from, ...
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During Android Encryption, I lost my device keyboard and OS ask me to enter password?

First, have a look at the answers to this question. If none if them works for you and you have access to the recovery, I think you can only wipe data / factory reset your device. If you don't have ...
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What is this symbol in the notification bar mean?

It means that the device is connected to a dock. You can find it described e.g. on this Samsung support page (scroll down to the last third, or Ctrl-F for "dock or cradle").
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How to make default application in android?

The term you mentioned 'Default app' means i assume you want to make your app as 'System app'. If your phone is rooted successfully you can do this with numerous methods. File Explorer method If you ...
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Shortcut to quickly kill an app

I have always felt the need for this and been using in KitKat and Marshmallow. Since your device is rooted, it's easy. Install Gravity Box Xposed module and under Navigation bar tweaks → Custom ...
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Help on fixing “unfortunately the process com android systemui has stopped” on galaxy S3 NOTE

I have the same problem as you have. It has appeared yesterday. After I have tried all the suggestions found on the internet and none got results, I came to the conclusion that this is a new issue. I ...
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How to show the recent apps in the Overview button?

My old android 4.4 phone had me press and hold the home button, while that third button would pull up a menu. I believe that was how things worked in Android 4.4 days.
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Permanently setting launcher in Nox

I found the answer in the video beeshyams posted in a comment. There's actually a much more concise video here. I've confirmed that it works correctly in Nox 3.8.1.1, so here are the instructions, ...
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