46

Android 5.0 Lollipop provides this feature by default: Enable Developer mode (by tapping build number within Settings > About phone multiple times) Go to Developer Options and turn it on. Under Hardware accelerated rendering you will see option called Simulate color space, click it and set it to Monochromacy.


44

Background Only Android devices that are licensed by the Open Handset Alliance contain the so called Google Apps. Usually people associate apps like Google Maps, Google Play Store, etc. with Android, but because of the open-source nature of Android, manufactures can sell Android devices without Google Apps and therefore avoid to pay the license fee. Custom ...


42

Let's talk about sets, baby Android's backup service has a concept called a set: the set of all data backed-up from one device (on one transport, but that's a detail). Each set is identified by a unique string, such as the IMEI on the device. When an app (or the list of installed apps) is backed up, its backup data go into the set associated with the device ...


22

The solution for my my problem was: Wipe data/factory reset AND Clear cache and Dalvik cache AND Format system partition This can be done using ClockworkMod using various menus.


12

I found a workaround for my problem that works splendidly. After having installed the latest version of the Gmail App, I have discovered that when I go to Settings > Account > Add account, I can configure a generic email address (i.e. not necessarily a Gmail one) to be used with the said App. It supports both IMAP and POP3 protocols. (sorry for the ...


10

If you have a rooted phone with a custom recovery, you can do it: Reboot to recovery Go into Sideload (might be under advanced - if your recovery doesn't have this feature, then you need to update your recovery. On your computer, run adb sideload <gapps-version.zip> Reboot.


9

After trawling through all manner of options I isolated the root cause of this issue. Within Google Account Sync I had a look at all available settings and the one that seemed to be causing an issue was 'Sync Internet' option which was just constantly running (and appearing to be keeping the phone awake. Switching this off has got back my battery back to ...


9

Some basics first: NoGAPPS is deprecated and got replaced by its successor, µG (read: microG). µG includes the core (basically, GServices) and also UnifiedNlp. No GService replacements will support the Google License API. That's much too hot an area. While we all love dentists, we better not see them working on us (replace "dentists" by "lawyers" in this ...


7

The most frequently used site for downloading Google's proprietary bits is Goo.im (formerly goo-inside.me). However it can be a little confusing as it list all version so I recommend you check out this Rootzwiki page as it list the recommended versions as well as the changelogs.


7

The following is by far no answer to the question, but might shed some light on some details: Some pieces extracted from the Backup API Though the API is mainly targeted at developers, there are a few facts we might be able to extract for our case. In the following list, italics mark quotes from the API documentation. Android automatically performs a ...


6

Some more info on Google backup. When I flashed a custom firmware it didn't restore the apps as I expected. In Settings -> Backup & reset it was showing "Backing up to debug-only private cache", and bmgr list sets gave no results. I solved my problem by doing these steps in adb shell: $ bmgr transport com.google.android.backup/.BackupTransportService $ ...


6

As detailed in the FAQ, download the appropriate gapp from this site http://opengapps.org/ Then install it using recovery.


6

Seems like you can remove it without a reinstall adb shell su mount -o rw,remount /system rm -R /system/addon.d Source here : How to fix wrong Google apps


6

Most of these permissions are used by Google Now and the new features they will be bringing out after Google I/O and the upcoming Android L Release. I'm not sure about why they need a lot of these permissions, but I will explain the ones that I know about. Feel free to edit the answer to improve it. I have listed all the sub permissions as listed in the ...


6

While you add the Google account or even afterwards (from account settings), you can select the content and services to sync. You can select only Gmail, leaving alone all the other services you don't want like Google+, drive, sheets, docs etc. There's no need to setup a third party email client. All (most) Google apps are aware of this functionality and ...


6

You're interested in the Youtube AdAway Xposed Module. It requires root access and the Xposed Framework. It completely removes the following: YouTube ads channel logos video suggestions information card teasers To the best of my knowledge, what you've requested (auto skipping advertisements in the stock Youtube application) cannot be done without root ...


6

You must have uninstalled "google" app. Install that and then in settings go to languageand input option. There you have to select google keyboard and Google Voice.


5

As long as the gapps pack API number requirement is equal or lower then the rom API number they should work


5

The default settings by K9 have at least two mistakes: use imap.gmail.com instead of mail.gmail.com. use full emails for usernames such as forname.surname@myFirm.com, not just forname.surname. Example settings Incoming Email settings Username: forname.surname@myFirm.com Password: correct IMAP server: imap.gmail.com ...


5

Short answer: Gapps will be updatable via Play Store. You can set them to update automatically if you will (personally, I don't. I always try to find a free wifi hotspot to do updates ;) More specific answer: The Play Store app updates itself silently in the background; you will never be asked for an update. Longer answer: Gapps must be installed ...


5

View the Hangout of the unknown contact In the lower left hand corner of the Hangout screen, you'll notice a small icon to the left of the text box. If you tap that, 2-3 options will be available: "Hangouts," "Mobile (via SMS)," or "Mobile (via Google Voice)." Select "Mobile (via SMS)." Open the overflow menu (three dots in the top right corner) and select ...


5

Above answer only stops them from appearing, it doesn't remove them. For that you'll need to root. Here's a guide that kind of answers your problem: Be careful! Droidviews: Removing Stock Apps.


5

Unless rooted, there is no way of uninstalling stock (system) apps. That being said, even rooted uninstalling a stock app does not give you any usable free space (they're not on "user storage"). Disabling these app however, as suggested before, gives you all the other benefits you desire even on a stock, non-rooted Android.


5

You can download Gapps package for your lineage from this website source opengapps.org. Site contains several fields such as : 1.Platforms: ARM64 - For 64-bit devices ARM64 means the devices that are running 64 bit operating system/processor. ARM - For 32-bit Devices ARM means the device that are running 32 bit operating system/processor. x86 for Intel ...


4

Good question. While it's technically feasible (mount /system rw, unpack the zip, install the apks), I don't think that it is currently possible. The gapps are usually installed with help of the recovery. For more information see "How can I install the Google Apps Package (Play Store, …) on my Android device?"


4

If your goal is to install Google Apps in the emulator, then you need to follow a completely different proceedure then the one telling you to reboot into recovery. Truth is, the emulators do not have a recovery partition, so there's no such thing as recovery mode for an emulator. I can suggest a couple of options: Search for procedures that are specific to ...


4

Google Partner Setup is an app that helps you run applications in conjunction with Google products. For example, with this application's help, you can use the calendar from your device with a ToDo app that you've just installed. As for the intrusive permissions, you are right. I don't understand why it needs all those permissions, if all it does is ...


4

Edit your Google Account information: Sign in to My Account. In the "Personal info & privacy" section, select Your personal info. Choose the information you want to edit and follow the onscreen instructions.


4

If you want to install without modifying /system then it's impossible. So the answer is "No, you can't" with neither root access nor recovery flashing. But if you simply wany to DIY without using a custom recovery, it's OK. Takine OpenGApps as example. Download their ZIP and extract it. Install BusyBox Use busybox lunzip to extract the .tar.lz files in ...


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible