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How to call my own phone with a loud ringing tone (in order to find it in my house) even if it is in silent mode?

You may consider using Google's Find My Device (web version, app). I would not suggest a third-party app from unreliable sources (although you can't trust Google as well :p).
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Possible to turn on Airplane mode with WiFi on only?

Possible to turn on Airplane mode with WiFi on only? Well yeah, possible in all of my devices running Android 4.2.1, 4.4.2, 5.0.2 and 5.1.1. This applies for portable hotspot too. The radios that are ...
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How to call my own phone with a loud ringing tone (in order to find it in my house) even if it is in silent mode?

You can automate the process. Install Macrodroid on the old phone, open it and add a macro. Then follow the steps below: In the Triggers tab, in the Call/SMS section, select "Call Incoming', then "...
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How to set default call audio output to earpiece when connected to bluetooth?

I was in need of doing this exact thing today. I was forced to figure it out on my own after I couldn't find an answer online. As it turns out, it's easier than I expected. Open your bluetooth ...
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What does the report in "block and report" do?

"Report" does what it says, report the phone number as spam to Google. This will help users of Google's caller ID (e.g. Nexus device users) in the future, since number reported as spam will ...
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Is there a way to see call log with duration?

From the phone app, tap the Action Overflow button (...) in the top-right corner, then tap Call History. Tap any entry, then Details, and it will show you the date, time, and LENGTH of call, or calls (...
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Is there an Android equivalent to iOS's "CallKit"?

Android does, but it's not very well documented. The ConnectionService class was introduced in Marshmallow and allows an app to register itself as a voice service, the user needs to manually enable ...
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no sound via mobile network call

There seems to be a pretty bad bug that affects Cyanogenmod right now https://jira.cyanogenmod.org/browse/CYAN-5728 A workaround provided in the thread: from a root terminal (adb root/adb shell or ...
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How to call my own phone with a loud ringing tone (in order to find it in my house) even if it is in silent mode?

Is there a way to make one specific number always ringing loud? (even if the phone is in silent mode) Another solution could be that instead of putting the phone in silent mode, you can set the ...
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Block calls for everyone except for contacts

Although you mentioned using Android 4.1.2, I recently stumbled across this question and thought a more recent answer might be useful to others: On Android 5.0 "Lollipop" and later this can be ...
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Can an Android phone with no SIM card make an emergency call?

This is actually independent of whether a mobile phone is Android. In the United States, the FCC requires wireless service providers to provide 911 service to all phones, regardless of whether they ...
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How to automatically repeatedly dial a number and automatically press numbers each time?

There's an app called Auto Redial that you can configure to keep calling the same number over and over. I configured it like this: (click screenshot to enlarge) Note that I added ,1,1 after the ...
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My Nexus 6 turns itself off randomly; How can I fix this?

This is a partial answer based on the output of logs provided. Okay, after looking at the logcat, my guess would be a buffer overrun error originating/stemming from mm-camera and connected services/...
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How to call my own phone with a loud ringing tone (in order to find it in my house) even if it is in silent mode?

It is possible with Samsung Find My Mobile feature. Register here, and you'll be able to make loud sound even If your phone is in silent mode.
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Block all incoming calls

Some Samsung devices have a feature called "Blocking Mode", which allows this. You can check if your phone has it from Phone -> Call settings -> My Device -> Blocking Mode -> Disable ...
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How to show my number when calling out?

Just put *31# before the number you're calling. More information: Enabling Caller ID. Depending on the operator and country, there are a number of prefix codes that can unblock Caller ID. ...
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Can a dual SIM Android phone receive voice calls to both SIMs?

Android phone basically have two different dual SIM systems, AFAIK: DSFA (Dual Sim Full Active): both SIMs can receive calls simultaneously, and you can switch between one call and the other DSDS (...
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How do I forward incoming calls over VOIP to another client?

Android phone is technically handicapped to do this. There is no google API to playback an audio stream instead of the mic recording. You would have to rewrite the android's telephony stack to achieve ...
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"Call not sent" when trying to call someone on Moto G running Android Lollipop

Under "Mobile network settings", I switched "Preferred network type" from 3G to 2G, and rebooted the phone. I was then able to make calls again. Then I switched back to 3G and rebooted, and it still ...
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Incoming call screen is not displaying on Moto G 2nd gen

Go to Settings -> Apps -> All -> menu and choose "Reset app preferences".
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How to avoid the Hotspot getting disabled during an incoming/outgoing call?

Unfortunately a limitation in 3g is that data cannot be used whilst a voice call is happening. Android turns off the hotspot because data isn't available during the call, so unfortunately there is no ...
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Can an application use the microphone for two different tasks at the same time?

Can two apps use the microphone at the same time? As far as I know: By default, the same way two different apps can't use the camera at the same time, the same principle applies to microphone too. ...
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Direct Music Player audio to Caller

You cannot Media Playback developer documentation says (emphasis added) You can play back the audio data only to the standard output device. Currently, that is the mobile device speaker or a ...
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You device does not support VoIP call recording

I don't think you can change it by settings. If you see the list of compatible devices listed in the app description, you will find that your device does not figure . Only one plus one from your OEM ...
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How to call my own phone with a loud ringing tone (in order to find it in my house) even if it is in silent mode?

Another solution would be using Termux (my favourite app). In silimar cases, I can SSH to my phone from my computer, adjust volume with termux-volume, play some sound file with mpv, or activate the ...
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Use my Land Line with Android?

You might want to buy this phone. http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-KX-PRW130W-dect_6-0-1-Handset-Telephone/dp/B00ISKW1J2/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1433663228&sr=1-1&keywords=...
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How do you answer a call with a physical keyboard?

I don't know about keyboard shortcuts for answering a call on Android. What you can do is to connect a USB mouse and use mouse gestures that replicate touch input, it is cumbersome but it should work....
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ParanoidAndroid can't make bluetooth call

This certainly sounds like a bug in the ROM. In the first instance you should report it to the system integrator (the person who ported the ROM for that device). Debugging and developing device ...
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Phone app: what does the blue forbidden sign (with optional blue "A" in front) mean in the call log?

The icon that displays a blue circle with diagonal line through it in the Phone app's Log tab appears when the user receives a call and manually rejects it with a swipe when the phone rings. As soon ...
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How can I make it so my cyanogenmod phone is silent for everything but calls and alarms?

What you are looking for is Cyanogen User Profiles which can be found in Settings->Profiles under the Personal section header. Pick a profile or create a new one and select what parts of your phone ...

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