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Crash when installing application leading to weird “No such app found” entry in drawer and forced reboot

A few days ago I installed a app from an .apk file. Unfortunately, my phone decided to die during the installation process. Since then I have a weird entry in my drawer looking like this: If I click ...
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Opening docx files in Google Drive viewer when other apps capture intent

I'd like to open docx files directly into Google Drive viewer. When another application like Epson iPrint or Termux is installed, I don't have other choice than those apps. When they're not installed, ...
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Technique to adjust the camera flash intensity without using Android's Quick Settings panel

I'm looking for a technique that will allow the user to adjust the intensity of the Android device's camera flash when it is used as a flashlight. Many Samsung phones (such as the Samsung Galaxy 6) ...
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Hide specific intent filters [duplicate]

I have several apps on my device that has multiple intent filters, which clutters the menu when I want to open a file(e.g. PDF). I would like to hide some of these intent filters, as I do not need ...
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NFC: Spotify URIs open app, not specified resource

My goal is to program NFC tags in such a way, that Spotify starts playing a specific track/album/playlist. But after writing a Spotify URI (e.g. spotify:track:6rqhFgbbKwnb9MLmUQDhG6) to my tag, it ...
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“Unable to open this file on your device” : How to download the file to Android?

Using the Android app LINE, a friend sent me a file, and I would like to download it. Upon tapping the file, the download takes a few minutes then displays: I don't have access to a PC. I can't find ...
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Understanding why an app-supported link opens in the browser first

This is primarily an attempt at understanding what's going on (and whose fault the shitty UX is 😉). I don't think there's anything I can do to fix it and that's fine, I'm okay with that. The ...
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Is there a known intent to launch YouTube music my station app shortcut

I'm trying to automatize some stuff in Tasker but my station shortcut doesn't show on Tasker... It seems "app shortcuts" aren't the same that "shortcuts"
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Help with intents: MacroDroid

Further to this Problem with intents :MacroDroid, the solution in the accepted answer works but sadly only for the first time (app error) . I have reported this to the developer Meanwhile, I thought ...
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Problem with intents :MacroDroid

I am not able to get the intent running for this out loud app. App description says Launch these activities to change the on/off state of Out Loud: com.hillman.out_loud.activity.OnActivity To change ...
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Call someone automatically after receiving an app notification

I'm fairly new to android, I just want to know if it is possible to implement a feature on an app that when you would receive a push notification it will call a specific number or send a sms. Ive been ...
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How can I emulate pressing another application's Quick Settings tile?

I'd like to programatically press another application's Quick Settings Tile, e.g. from the shell or Tasker. In this particular case, I'd like to press ProtonVPN's tile in order to automate connecting ...
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Can't launch Google Play Store from within other apps

Recently, I am having a problem with my Android phone. Generally, when an app tries to show something in the Play Store, the Play Store app opens up. But, recently I noticed that Play Store is no ...
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Tasker | Intent Received | access Extras via tasker variables

I have Tasker send an Intent to Weather Ace then listens for an Intent Received. Upon receiving the responding Broadcast Intent from Weather Ace, the Extra fields are supposed to be available via ...
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Append a string before opening external URLs

I frequently read news articles shared on social media. A lot of times, these articles are full of advertising and other irritating elements. I use a service that strips just the content and formats ...
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Delete/remove a calendar in Android AccountManager's database using Tasker intent?

While trying to remove calendars from the Android AccountManager's database using Tasker, I've been exploring the Android calendar provider api but I have not been able to find a command to delete a ...
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Find app causing: Sending non-protected broadcast android.intent.action.SU_SESSION_CHANGED from system

I'm trying to find out what is responsible for constantly causing the following messages to be printed to logcat. 10-08 11:28:30.919 5258 5273 E ActivityManager: Sending non-protected broadcast ...
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How to trigger task when Play/Pause button is pressed on Podcast Addict widget or notification?

I would like to trigger a task when the Play/Pause button is pressed on the Podcast Addict widget or notification on lock screen. I've tried using Receive Intent but that's not working (possibly ...
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Intent sent by Google app to WhatsApp [duplicate]

I have some very basic knowledge regarding the working of intents. I am a user of Tasker. Even after a lot of searching, I could not find any intent using which I could send a WhatsApp message. But, ...
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Find out which app sent an intent to open Google Play?

My Android phone (MIUI v9) recently seems to open up Google Play (to a specific app detail page) randomly (a few times a day), which might indicate the presence of some adware. As I understand, to ...
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How to toggle “Magnify with button” quickly, maybe with Tasker?

I often want to use "Magnify with button" (Android 8 > Settings > Accessibility > Magnification). Unfortunately, it interferes with the keyboard chooser (Settings > System > Languages > Virtual ...
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WhatsApp Intent

I'm trying to automatically change the text status (not the photo/video status) in WhatsApp via Tasker by sending an Intent. My problem is that I don't know if it's possible to call the status to ...
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How do I have a URI send Tasker an intent?

I have a task that goes to a webpage, and I'm trying to get it to callback to Tasker. I assume I'll need to receive an intent in Tasker, but I can't figure out how to do that. The two ways I've tried ...
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Tell app to lower volume

Is it possible to tell a specific app to lower volume, using intents? I would like to be able to use Tasker to tell the HEOS app to lower the volume. EDIT: Heos is a streaming system, controlled ...
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Force Uber app to launch when requesting Uber ride within Google maps?

I am a fan of integrating ridesharing (Uber and Lyft) fare results into the travel directions interface of Google Maps, so that I may quickly compare the two companies to each other and to other forms ...
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Sending an intent to tasker, from tasker

I'm trying to follow this how-to: Dynamic Home Button Behavior (GrogBase), but I am having problems sending and receiving an intent. Can anybody tell me how to format the intent to be sent by a ...
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Simulate powerbutton

I want to use terminal task to to turn the screen off using tasker. I have tried a code like this, and some variants, without success. am start --user 0 -a android.intent.extra.KEY_EVENT --es ...
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Generate a location intent to share to other apps from a Google Maps

Normally, the share mechanism in Google Maps Android App shares text (containing an URL pointing to Google Maps website). There is though an specific location intent in Android, that any app can ...
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How do I send this explicit intent from Tasker?

This adb command from documentation causes a CAPTCHA to succeed in my favorite alarm clock app: adb shell am start -n com.urbandroid.sleep/.alarmclock.AlarmAlertFullScreen --ez captcha_result_success ...
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Save shared content to local filesystem

The droidentify program allows to save a report of the information it gathers by using the send action intent. Source code extract: public static void shareReport(Context ctx) { ...
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Android Intent problems

So a few days ago I build an update for my custom android car tablet with my own launcher (based on nexus 7 2013). I added a few new features and some fixes, and I added accidentally the device admin ...
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Send a Double type variable as an extra when sending an intent via adb shell

I wish to send a Double variable as an extra. It is easy to do with code but it seems that am can't do it. Below is the am extra help, we can see that there are flags for int, long and even float but ...
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How do Android apps implement the share button?

I was wondering how Android applications and Android implements the share button and share mechanism. For instance, when I hit the share button on YouTube, a list off apps to share to pops up. How is ...
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Sharing emails / open in browser from Inbox/Gmail apps?

Is it possible to share emails from the GMail or Inbox apps? The content of the intent isn't incredibly important. It could be the full content of the email or be limited to the subject line or even ...
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How to show all braodcast events of a particular app?

I know its possible to show all broadcast events/intents that are triggered in android. But I wanted to list all the broadcast events of a particular android app. My purpose is, I want to test a ...
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How to reset default share target on Cogi app, G3, Android 5.0?

I shared a Cogi recording, and selected Gmail as the default share target. Now I want to unselect gmail as default. I can't find any place within the Cogi app itself to do it. Also, I tried to clear ...
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Simplenote shortcut to open a new note

I would like a home screen shortcut that opens a new note in Simplenote. I know I can easily set up a shortcut that opens up to the list of saved notes where I can open a new note by pressing the pen ...
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does every menu item in an app have an intent?

In order to filter through my music better and get rid of 'stuff I know I don't want to hear again', I'm considering 'how to best go about writing a Tasker plugin' to 'delete the currently playing ...
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How to associate alternative app to stock Gallery app when launched from stock Camera app

I am running Android on a Samsung Galaxy SIII Neo (Android KitKat 4.4.2). I would like the stock Camera application to launch a different application than the stock Gallery application when the small ...
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List of intents and registered apps for those intents?

Is it possible to view a list of intents and which application is set to launch when such intent is issued by an application? It would be nice if the OS provided such a feature where you could also ...
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How can I start GPS track logging from an intent?

I'd like to automatically start and stop recording a GPS track by sending an intent, e.g. from Tasker. I don't care what app is used to record the GPS track, and it's OK if I have to set it up myself ...
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Send tweet automatically using an Intent?

I'd like to send a DM automatically from Llama. Llama supports Intents, but I can't work out how to send a tweet via an Intent in the background. Is this possible?
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Where did these share options come from?

Recently some new share options started appearing on my phone (Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.2.2): They include the first three you see here: AIM Baidu Space Blinklist I haven't installed any of ...
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Replacement for ability to “send tab to remote device” as removed from Firefox 29

Firefox 29 removed the ability to "send tab to remote device". Namely, you could send a share intent from any other app (select "share", select "Firefox", select any other Firefox Sync device you want ...
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Sending intents using ADB with additional action, data, and extra

How do I convert the following Java code to an ADB command? Intent intent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW); intent.setData(Uri.parse("com.glass.videoglass://")); intent.putExtra("...
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Calling service intent fails with “not found”

I want to start a service intent of an application (com.urbandroid.lux). According to the developer, there is a service intent "com.urbandroid.lux.TwilightService" which can be called with extra "...
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Usage statistics in Android

Is there any intent or method to get the values which show in the usage statistics? We can get that manually by dialing *#*#4636#*#*.
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Intents in a grid instead of a list on Android 4.4 KitKat

I have just received the Nexus 4's Android 4.4 KitKat OTA. One of the first things I remarked was that the intents layout for choosing an application is now a list instead of a grid just like in Jelly ...
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Why does a SyncMe shortcut run only “once”?

I'm trying to run SyncMe only when computer is pingable. Since the app currently is not able to work this way, I'm using Tasker and its AutoShortcut plugin. SyncMe exposes an intent/shortcut which ...
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Random share Intent screen

Sometimes when I'm just casually clicking around in apps or swiping through the OS, I get random Share Intent popups. I can usually open it with ES File Explorer, Chrome or Dropbox. It has no ...