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How to search for Android apps without ads?

There's the Playsearch website which allows you that without having to install anything beforehand: Playsearch website, your criteria marked (click image for larger variant) In addition to what you ...
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How to search for Android apps without ads?

Not sure with native Google Playstore, but you could use Yalp or a fork of Yalp, Aurora (F-droid link), it has many search filters e.g for ads, gratis, number of downloads etc.. Aurora Store is an ...
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Can I download folders from Google Drive to my Android device

You can alternatively use the browser and go to [drive.google.com/] and run the site in desktop mode. There, you can use the bar that's just under the search bar. Once you have navigated to the ...
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Download purchased APK from play store

There are multiple possibilities for this. One is using the appropriate counter-parts from the µg project (pronounced "micro-G"; formerly known as NOGAPPS) – in this case Phonesky (the inofficial ...
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Can I download folders from Google Drive to my Android device

Okay I have found a third party app that lets me copy everything from Google drive in one easy step - Astro File Manager - it's a free app on play store, works brilliantly for this as you can select ...
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Find downloaded video files via coursera app

You can copy the videos from this app's location in /data/data/org.coursera.android/files/courkitDownloadedVideos/ if your device is rooted. It could instead be found at: storage/extSdCard/Android/...
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How to see download count of an Android app on Google Play store?

As an end user, there is no way to know the exact number of downloads. But you can see a range if you scroll down the app page and look at the Installs section within Additional Information.
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Google play stuck on "Waiting for network..." when installing an app on mobile data

I have the axon 7 go to settings then apps then Google play then tap 3 small boxes in top right corner and uninstall update.... This worked out for me
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Wget using Termux download directory

To quote Izzy, wget usually downloads to where you called it from – unless told otherwise using the -O parameter. So you either first cd to the desired directory – or try something like wget -...
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What about Android App Bundles' language support?

According to a Google I/O '18 talk Google Play will download all "typically used languages" and retrieve others on demand. In the rare case, where a user switches to a new language that we weren't ...
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How to force-cancel a running download?

Apologies for resurrecting an old thread but I just had the same problem of needing to stop a download and solved the problem by activating Aeroplane Mode. A less invasive solution and more easily ...
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Can I download folders from Google Drive to my Android device

There is no need for a third party app. You can explore your Google drive storage like you can your internal storage from your phone's settings app. There you can then copy even folders to your ...
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Why does the built-in Download Booster on Samsung not work with UC browser?

It does not work / has limited support with Third-Party applications. Have a look at the following article by Samsung on their homepage: What is the Download Booster and how do I enable it on my ...
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Can I download folders from Google Drive to my Android device

Google drive for android currently doesn't provide this option ! you could use file manager like 'ES file explorer' for android you can connect to your google drive from it and easily copy folders
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Firefox for Android: Download a video file

As of 2020, the other answers to this question are outdated. When Firefox opens the video you can long press the video (the video itself, not the link to it!), you can press the "Save media" button. ...
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How to force-cancel a running download?

Long press the notification and select "App Info". This will take you to the application which is responsible for the download, which you can then force stop.
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How to download a Google play book

As the answer to Are Google Books DRM protected? explains, ACSM files are DRM-protected, so you can only read them in the Play Books app itself, not in another ebook app. Once you've "pinned" the book ...
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Undesired download of Baidu Browser

I'm using LBE Security Manager for a while now (as the "lite version", LBE Privacy Guard, is no longer continued and soesn't work with Android 4.1 and above). I first felt it a bit, umm, over-loaded – ...
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Why does the Play Store's download percentage never reach 100%?

This started happening at the same time that Google introduced the concept of "delta" updates. This means that only the portion of the app that has been modified is sent over, as opposed to the ...
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what is com.sec.android.providers.downloads?

all providers.downloads does is act as one of many content provider aps included in the android stock system to act as a security feature so that apps cant directly access other apps but have to use ...
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Different types of downloads on Cyanogen OS Website

Signed fastboot zips: These contain the complete rom and can overwrite everything including your data partition. These cannot be flashed via recovery - extract their contents and flash via fastboot....
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Is it possible to officially download or purchase android software?

First, Android is maintained by the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) – which has its homepage here. What you may know as "Google's Android" is Android plus all those Google Apps (including the ...
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How to search for Android apps without ads?

I prefer to block ads using the free Blokada app from F-droid instead of searching apps without ads. It works when using apps, browsing (and more), and it makes using Android definitively a far ...
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How to force-cancel a running download?

In Android 4.4 (KitKat) / Galaxy S5, go to Settings > Under Applications section > Application Manager > All. Look for Download manager. Force stop, Clear data, and Clear cache.
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Can I get a shortcut to the Downloaded Files folder?

Go to your home screen, long press on any area then choose to add "Shortcut" => "Activities". Then you'll see a long expandable list. You need to find here "Downloads". Click on it to expand it and ...
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Download YouTube Videos from Mobile?

It's 2020 and I use NewPipe (it can be downloaded here or here). You can use it to download Youtube videos and to: Customize your download: Set title Choose between video or audio ...
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Download YouTube Videos from Mobile?

I used to use Tubemate. It has many options, one of which is the ability to download the audio part alone so that you can also just listen to the video rather than watch it. I later implemented a ...
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Firefox for Android: Download a video file

As stated on https://support.mozilla.org/fr/questions/792670 this by design you can’t download videos without the required server‑side ʜᴛᴛᴘ headers. The reason is dumb users get confused when they are ...
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How to stop speech recognition download?

Settings > Language & Keyboard > Voice search > Offline Speech recognition > All. Cancel the download and restart the download if required.
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