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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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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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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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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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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

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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How to search for Android apps without ads?

With App Finder, you can filter for apps without ads (and many other criteria). Also, in the result list it is indicated for each app if it contains ads. It has 2,380,000 apps indexed currently, much ...
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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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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 search for Android apps without ads?

I developed an app (and web) called reallyfreeapps for Android to look at apps and games with no ads and no IAP. You can take a look at https://reallyfreeapps.com
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How to save an HTML page from a web site using Chrome

The simplest thing I can think of is to open the file you want to save as source code, which you can do from Chrome Android by prepending view-source to the URL, like so. view-source:https://my-site....
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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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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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what is the download mode

The device has both "download mode" and "bulk mode" as part of the SOC. When it is turned on, it decides if it should jump to any of those modes, or actually boot the "main processor". If it does, ...
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Google play stuck on "Waiting for network..." when installing an app on mobile data

It seems that when disabling Data on WLAN only, in the Download app, Google Play's app download started. See screen cap. Strange that the Download app and Google Play are connected.
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How do I know 360 Security antivirus app really works?

First, That app is shit ! Second, It does nothing but clearing junk and cache of the apps on your device. It will always prompt you with ads and unwanted bullshit. There is no such thing as virus ...
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Download files from a .txt or .list file containing lines of URLs

I just wrote a shell script to do it: #!/system/bin/sh while read url; do am start -a android.intent.action.VIEW -n com.android.chrome/com.google.android.apps.chrome.Main -d $url done < file.txt ...
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Google play stuck on "Waiting for network..." when installing an app on mobile data

I had same issue on my Xiaomi Mi5, reseting preferences and changing setting didn't work. Finally I tried uninstalling updates in Google Play Store app and that worked.
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What is the difference in a app and a apk?

There aren't two different things like app and apk from Android's context App is a Application that as a whole presents a group of services and features provided by app whereas apk is extension of ...
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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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Install google play games without internet connection

You can download a game and the use a similar application to get the install file (APK) and then move it using a micro sd card but most of the games on google play store require internet connection to ...
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Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 Stuck at Samsung logo with no recovery and no download mode

Does your volume up button work? If i'm not wrong, Download mode never fails to boot into. Let's assume it is not working and in this case, you'll need a way to force boot in download mode. There are ...
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Is Qualcomm safe to keep on phone or is it a security threat?

Yes. They are completely safe to have. In fact, they are helper programs for Qualcomm parts, for example the SoC, the modem, or another chip in the phone. Do not try to remove or disable them - your ...
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Opening an .apk on Android shows a file list instead of installing

The issue happens with an incorrect HTTP header. If the request has the right Content-Type header: application/vnd.android.package-archive, the APK will be installed correctly.
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App not showing up in app store search result

It's because the app is not compatible with your device, and thus Google Play Store app filters those out because the user won't be able to install from it anyway (APK sideloading is always possible ...
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Downloading file using wget in Termux fails due to the character '&' in the URL

Put all the URL argument into a single quotes. You'll get something like this: wget -O /storage/emulated/0/Download/worldtradingdata-realtimeprices.csv 'https://api.worldtradingdata.com/api/v1/stock?...
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Where are the download images for Android?

It seems like for Samsung devices the image download servers are available but there is no user interface to select an image for download. According to XDA blog there is a new Python based command-...
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