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Accessing android device via ADB shell with broken touchscreen (can't authenticate)

I figured this out on my own. I solved this by installing Airdroid using an OTG USB adapter and a wired mouse. I then used the airmirror capability of the software to control a virtual mouse on the ...
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How do I enable birthday reminders or view birthdays as events in Calendar on Nexus 4

..., but if it is not possible, do you know of a simple reminder app that does not ask for full Internet access? The topic is also discussed in the Google forum for the calender application and ...
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Can I flash a separate radio image and have a working radio?

(Previous) Nexus 4 owner reporting in. People at XDA had long been using hybrid modems with custom ROMs like CM. It seems specific versions are needed for each major Android version (JB/KK/LP+), but ...
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Nexus 4 does not turn it on and blinking red notification light only

I have the same problem once a week and have a little different solution (workaround): Unplug the phone from the charger Press and hold the volume down button plus power button for 15 seconds Plug it ...
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How to add timezone to world clock when you don't know the city?

It's incredibly annoying that Google doesn't care about those things. If your phone is rooted, fire up a terminal or "adb shell" from a computer. Get a root shell by typing "su" and then: setprop ...
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How to restore an image of android partition from my linux PC

The initial adb pull/push by-partition-id pattern in the question has merit for recovery environments. Though I didn't test for the whole of the flash ("mmcblk0"), a backup and restore by ...
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How to import an existing mmssms.db to an Android Virtual Device?

I had to do an extra step compared to @Cutter answer to get it working with LineageOS 14.1 (original mmssms.db came from Android 5.1). Change the user_version from 64 to 68: sqlite3 mmssms.db PRAGMA ...
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How to import an existing mmssms.db to an Android Virtual Device?

I've finally managed to restore the contents of my previous database on my current device and I will explain how. The idea was to copy the backup of /data/data/com.android.providers.telephony from my ...
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Nexus 4 does not turn it on and blinking red notification light only

I had luck holding the power and volume down button for 10 seconds, then plugging in the usb charger. I was presented with the technical boot screen which gave me a few options (start, recovery mode, ...
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Nexus 4 end of support

Nexus devices will also receive updates for security issues documented in ourĀ Public Nexus Security BulletinsĀ for at least the following periods: Three years from when the device first became ...
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How to Clean Sticky Residue on My Smartphone?

Former N4 owner here. I sanded off all those stuff with a fine sandpaper, which made the sides slick. Also, the white version of the back cover assembly doesn't come with this faux-skin material, so ...
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ADB/fastboot stopped working in recovery mode

It turned out that the communication problem on the USB bus came from a "loose" connection of in the micro USB. I succeeded to reset a factory image just leaving the phone and the connector in a ...
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Virtual track pad to control mouse pointer in android

Instead of trying to move the cursor to areas where the touch is not working, temporarily moving the screen to the area where touch is working looks like better alternative to this problem. Niwatori-...
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Nexus 4 won't charge or boot (red light)

My experience is that it happens, if the batteries are old and they are completely depleted. Probably somehow the characteristics of such batteries changes so, that the power of the system can't ...
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Error "FAILED (data transfer failure (Value too large for defined data type))" While Flashing Nexus 4

Regarding the message FAILED (data transfer failure (Value too large for defined data type)), in my case the issue was resolved using another USB cable (first one was from a Samsung Galaxy tablet, ...
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Soft Bricked Nexus 4

USB Debugging is not relevant, it doesn't come into play here, but you must be able to connect it to your computer via USB. The first thing you have to do is unlock the bootloader, luckily the Nexus ...
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How to find my recovery version

installing something like ROM Manager might help. check this screenshot: https://lh4.ggpht.com/mCWZ9q9niBabx-HBbrlez8hFxAh0VrhNl2y0_diCmxbmj93BF36nuPR_KcACgYXuXstd=h900-rw
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Nexus 4 stuck in boot loop

It seems, that the problem is bad position of rubber gasket in proximity sensor. https://youtu.be/AZDAIgwbXk4?t=8m22s
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Devices are not found when executing command (but "fastboot devices" finds them)

Update: This works from Recovery mode: - Full factory reset and then: - Apply Update -> From ADB .\adb sideload cm-13.0-20160510-NIGHTLY-mako.zip
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Nexus 4 disable vibrate

Here's what needs to be done: Launch Settings app → go to Sound & notification → tap Other sounds and slide leftwards the switch for Vibrate on touch to disable the latter. (Click an ...
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Infamous Marshmallow WiFi battery drain

Not enough rep to comment... but I had this exact issue on my stock Nexus 7 and the only solution that worked was a factory reset. I also have a Nexus 4 running Chroma and haven't seen issues with ...
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How to keep my screen light on during the call (Nexus 4, Android 5.1.1)

I had the same issue and had to replace the sensor (I gave up on software solutions). The sensor is very easy to replace but you need to buy it (I received it from a broken Nexus 4, which had the ...
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My Nexus 4 shutdown randomly?

its an hardware issue because of network kernal... When I replaced the board and now the phone works fine.
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Accessing android device via ADB shell with broken touchscreen (can't authenticate)

I did something a little boring, but it helped me ... Since I wanted to use the smartphone as a webcam, but as you may already guess, the screen is broken. So I connected the smartphone to the ...
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Nexus 4 does not wake up from Sleep randomly

I have this issue with a Galaxy Note 2. The only way I was able to solve the issue was by installing the app 'Wake Lock' from Google Play Store and set it in 'PARTIAL_WAKE_LOCK'. Also set Autostart on ...
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Reading NFC tags from the front of the phone

It is possible. Apple has filed a patent on a clever new use of antenna real estate on a smartphone. Apple patents NFC antenna that works on all sides of a mobile device
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Nexus 4 speaker no longer playing any audio

Happened to me. Just try turning it off and on. (The whole phone)
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Folder on phone not showing in Windows

Just create the dir on the pc first then copy it over to the sd card/phone storage. you can either put in the contents into folder first and copy over or just the folder first. as long as the folder ...
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Folder on phone not showing in Windows

I was having the same issue, a folder was created by Vuze app on my nexus 6 phone. This folder was accessible/visible on my phone but not on PC when phone was connected through USB. I simply copied ...
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Android input language adding phonetic variation

After you've added Russian language to GBoard go to Languages, click Russian and it will show you additional keyboard layouts. Swipe right and choose the phonetic layout you like - there are even more ...
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