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TL;DR: No, it's not a good or advisable idea. Explanation and some background: Force-stopping apps is not intended for "routine use", but for "emergency purposes" (eg. if an app runs out of control and cannot be stopped otherwise, or if an issue causes you to clear cache and delete data from a misbehaving app). Generally spoken, it's neither a "...


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Currently I can only find customization options through mods or other updates to the ROM. For example: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1999125 It would really be great if stock Android 4.2 would provide functionality to add tiles, re-order tiles or change the function of long/short taps on tiles. This issue has some of those feature ...


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1) Go to Phone app 2) Tap Overflow Menu (triple verticle dots) > Settings 3) Tap Quick responses


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Stock recovery should just fail, it will look for a digitally signed package from the manufacturer, not find it, and error out without making changes. If the developer who made the package specifically made it to work for that device and spoofed the signature somehow, it could do anything from work perfectly to perma-brick the device, hard to say.


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In ICS, it's up to the application. You will have to check the settings for each individual app and see if they allow you to control what shows up in your Notification bar. Unfortunately, there is no way to control this through Android itself... However, note that in Jelly Bean, the ability to monitor and control which apps display notifications is ...


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Apparently Yes. The Archos Smart Home Phone is an Android Phone priced at £130 in the UK: http://www.androidcentral.com/archos-smart-home-phone-now-available-get-android-your-landline Although the reviews on Amazon UK arent very good: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Archos-501809-Smart-Home-Phone/dp/B005H0M8LW Binatone iHome Phone iDect with DECT and Android ...


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Edit the folder from within the app drawer as if you were editing an app. (Long press the folder and drag it to the "Edit" option at the top). From there you can check/uncheck which tab(s) you wish for it to appear in.


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While I agree with Uwe on #1, it does not correctly relate to your question. What you want is only one visible app, so the users cannot switch to any other. That's what Kiosk Mode is about: Creating a "jail" to keep the user in -- while the "admin" can "break it" for configuration etc. (which would e.g. require a password then). For alternative solutions on "...


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You need to use something like widgetlocker for that.


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The feature is called "immersive mode" and was first introduced in Android 4.4 KitKat. For official method, there is no way to use this in all apps, and only the developers of the app may decide to implement it or not. However, there are some 3rd-party apps that can force immersive mode in all apps: GMD Full Screen Immersive Mode (free, Pro version with ...


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Just precede your comments with the # character. # this is a comment ro.lcd_density=160 # this is another comment


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Rename /system/etc/security/otacerts.zip to otacerts_bak.zip. This will prevent it from communicating with the OTA update server.


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Okay, I got it working. Here's how I did it: Copy the APK file to /system/app/some-folder/ or /system/priv-app/xyz-folder/. Keeping them in their own folders may/will prevent conflicts. Some apps want to have their libs and other files extracted and placed alongside the APK in specific folders, although they're pretty rare. Try checking out some folders of ...


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You don't need root to install xposed modules and you can avoid using root to install the framework if you have a working recovery that can install unsigned zip files.


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You just need to uncheck the "Simplified view for open tabs" box under Settings → Accessibility in Chrome app.


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Another possibility is Llama. It's similar to Tasker and Locale, but free. I don't know what other differences there are as Llama is the only one I've tried so far.


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Press the home button so all screens are shown, then long hold the screen you want as default home screen, then drag it to center of the screen and let go, hey presto.


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You can make text larger by going to the Settings app and clicking on Display and then Font size. Unfortunately, not all developers test their apps with different font size settings, so you may find some apps look bad or have their buttons in the wrong place. If you find an app like this you should always complain to the developer. Newer Android devices ...


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To change the home screens, you need to install a new Launcher application - search the Play Store for Launcher and see what is available.


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My answers to your questions: There will be more than one app running on your system because some OS tasks are also handled by apps. Yes, you can make your app a home screen which will handling the start of the other apps (or not) Not sure. It's possible that other devices (like TVs) are also running android.


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There are apps that claim to override/customize this functionality so yeah, it can be done. Example: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.danez.headphonecontrollerfortablet The description notes the following exception: Tested on Jelly Bean:Work fine except volume Up and Down that is intercepted by a Google App.I work on it The Headset ...


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Choose your go keyboard app. Then themes. In the top right corner there is a icon that looks like a gallery its right about the word LOCAL. once you choose that it says customize theme.. you can from there choose your portrait or landscape background and customize it.. To choose your own photo you will need to have the photo saved in your gallery of pictures....


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You might wish to check with Are there any solutions other than flashing Gapps, to have Google accounts on CyanogenMod? – where I named an alternative: On XDA, you can find the NOGAPPS project, which basically is an OpenSource replacement of most Google apps (including Playstore), often mapping to free alternatives (e.g. OpenStreetMap for maps). The "...


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The Touchwiz Lollipop skin has a limited number of color schemes available to use that can be accessed through Developer Options. I am not entirely sure what the purpose for them really is since they merely drain away colors and mute everything. Anyway, the new way to access Developer Options is to go to the About Device under the More tab in your settings ...


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Thats not possible. Not without root. Even with root there is no mod to turn that navigation panel as you said (atleast no universal verified mod). You can change navigation keys though. Again, not without root. At best, you can install some custom launcher and make homescreen icons and style look like lollipop, nothing beyond that.


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You can use Tasker (paid; 7 day free trial) as well provided that OS is rooted. Profile: Application → select app fro DPI scaling Task: Action: Code → Run Shell Command: wm density <DPI> wm implies Window Manager. Replace <DPI> with the DPI you want. Check Use Root Exit task: Action: Code → Run Shell Command: wm density reset ...


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Observe .repo/manifests/default.xml for a list of components included by default in the build. For example if you want to remove 2 live wallpapers "Basic" and "PhotoTable", then you'll find these corresponding lines in the file: <project path="packages/screensavers/Basic" name="CyanogenMod/android_packages_screensavers_Basic" groups="pdk-fs" /> &...


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Open your keyboard and to to its settings (tap on "Google" icon at the top, then on cog icon). Then go to "Languages" and you'll see a list of all available languages there. My phone has two variants of Georgian keyboard (QWERTY and Typewriter).


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GApps (Google Apps) are usually usable across devices and across Android versions but some Google apps feature different versions for different Android versions. Those can include more functionality, better support for the latest version of Android and more. If you need GApps, go to http://opengapps.org/ and select the version that applies to your phone ...


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The simplest way to set up kiosk-mode on Android is to use Google's Android Management API which works for any Android devices running Android 5.1 or above. To lock the device on one app, or on multiple app, you define a kiosk policy like below, it will disable the navigation buttons (sample copied from Create a policy): "applications": [ { "...


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