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That might be solved using one of the many automation apps. I myself prefer tasker here, but YMMV (and Tasker doesn't come for free) – llama might be capable of the same. What I do here is creating a profile like this: Condition: App (select the apps you want to use GPS with) Task: GPS On optional exit task: GPS Off That way GPS by default is off, but ...


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I got it to work :) NOTE: This requires unlocked bootloader. Connect the device to Mac or PC in recovery mode. (I had to map the process in my mind as the screen was broken). Now open terminal/CMD in computer and go to platform-tools/. type and enter ./adb devices to check if the device is connected in recovery mode. Now type ./adb shell mount data and ./...


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Start off by making sure that you're plugged into a USB 2.0 port. Then, put the device in download-mode, $ sudo adb reboot download continue flashing with heimdall, $ sudo heimdall flash --RECOVERY recovery.img That should work, Initialising connection... Detecting device... Claiming interface... Attempt failed. Detaching driver... Claiming ...


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If I am allowed to suggest out of the choices that you had provided, I will suggest Link2SD. With Link2SD you can try moving/linking a non-critical application to the SD card and check how well it works. Once moved or linked, try to reboot the phone (no other way than rebooting to avoid disappointments) and see whether that moved/linked non-critical app ...


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What worked for me, as adx suggested, was to go into the /Android/data/com.android.providers.media/albumthumbs folder on the phone and delete all of the files it contains. They are extension-less files, so it is impossible to tell which one is the offending one, so I just deleted them all. The next time I opened the default Samsung music player, all of the ...


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Is rooting the only option available for me? Yes. Shouldn't Samsung allow me just point my phone update link (?) to whatever I want, as my contract expires? No. The manufacturers do not have a legal or moral obligation to do so. They can provide the sources to the kernel on their site, that is about how far they can go. This is where the community ...


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Answer originally from here: How to edit the "ME" contact? Open Google+ on your phone. Go into Settings / Your Name youremail@google.com / Contacts. Check "Keep contacts up to date". Go into Settings / Sync / Google. Disable Contacts Sync. Wait a few seconds, re-enable it. Wait a few more seconds, and the My Info entry should now have a Google+ ...


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As geff described, you cannot avoid a wipe/factory-reset. But you can do a proper backup beforehand, so you can restore most of your data afterwards. This should work without any trouble for the apps you've installed yourself ("user apps"), while special care must be taken for pre-installed apps ("system apps"): As data structures (inside their databases) ...


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I found the setting, and something interesting as well: Settings > Accessibility > Flash notification When I came into the settings it was already unchecked, yet my phone was exhibiting behavior as if it was. I had to check the setting and exit the menus. Then I went back in to uncheck the setting and exited the menus again. This time the setting ...


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The accepted answer turned out incorrect or outdated. The "App Settings" module for the Xposed app allows you to specify on a per app basis to keep apps from being killed or freed: http://repo.xposed.info/module/de.robv.android.xposed.installer http://repo.xposed.info/module/de.robv.android.xposed.mods.appsettings Responsible care should of course be ...


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You can change the brightness in the Kindle app by touching the "Aa" icon near the upper right. This will bring up the font, size and brightness settings, which you can then adjust to your liking.


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In the comments, ce4 pointed out what was going wrong. A space gets inserted automatically after each exclamation mark (and probably other sentence limiting characters like full stop, half stop or question mark too), resulting in an invalid password with a space char too much. Whenever I enter an exclamation mark, I also enter the following character, use ...


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Here is my first Free Android APP named "Quickly", available in Google Play store. This App allows you to: Search all Installed Apps List all Recently used Apps Sort installed Apps alphabetically Clicking on the button, which is right side of search box, shall switch the App listing from Alphabetically sorted to Recently used and vice-versa. Your ...


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Turn off 3G when I've got WIFI on. I only need the mobile networks for phone calls when I've got wifi so I would prefer not to have 3G on. 3G and mobile data are two separate things. When wifi is enabled, mobile data no longer goes through the cellular connection, but it does remain connected to the 3G network (otherwise it couldn't receive calls or SMS/MMS)...


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As Izzy said in the answer, Tasker is a great choice but it's not free for anyone. I tried AutomateIt(Free) and it gets the job done. Edit: This answer is successfully tested on Android 4.2.1, without giving root access to AutomateIt. However, on Android 4.4.2, COS12 (Android 5.0.2) and CM12.1 (Android 5.1.1, build: YOG7DAO1K6), the relevant options were ...


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You could try to use some live monitoring app, e.g. OS Monitor. These usually offer you a view on apps currently consuming most of the ressources, e.g. hogging your CPU, eating your RAM, or utilizing your network: OS Monitor showing running processes, and showing network connections (click images for larger variants) Running processes can be sorted by ...


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You can format the SD as exFAT, removing the 4Gb restriction from old FAT filesystem. You can format it from Windows (or Linux/Mac) without any third party application and the phone will recognize it without problems.


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One of the comments with 9 Likes in the video says: Settings > More settings > Under file/data transfer, turn off NFC


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This was supposedly fixed several months ago, but people are still reporting problems. I can read items on the card, but do not have write permission. To fix it, I combined strategies from a few sources. Partition card with MS-DOS partition table and ext4 filesystem. I used GParted on my (Linux) desktop computer. Insert the card into your phone. (You will ...


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I'm digging up this question since I found it looking for the same problem. Putting single quotes around the parameters solved it for me: adb backup '-all -apk -shared -f mymobile.ab'


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It's likely due to the fact that GPS is simply not very well suited for getting precise altitude measurements, and never has been. Certainly not typical consumer-grade chips. Garmin suggests that variances of up to 400 feet are to be expected in their devices, for example. It's just a geometry problem. With that in mind, I would doubt that Android has much ...


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The easiest way to get this driver is from the samsung website. There is a link to a download that installs only the driver (none of the bloat). See https://stackoverflow.com/a/11851697/1427165 for more details.


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S3 users have reported similar issue while receiving calls and alarm going off at AndroidCentral forums here. The solution posted there is to go to Settings > My Device > Accessibility > Hearing > Flash Notification Un-check Flash Notification. Even if the flash notification box is not checked, check it once and un-check it again. It should ...


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This is because of the update not being done on a clean install. Also Samsung phones have TouchWiz overlay on android which is a bit heavy. To make your phone fast do a full factory reset after taking a full data backup so that you can restore everything! Doing this would clean up any mess left behind by the update process. Always try and do a clean install ...


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It does look like a stuck power button. (as ridiculous as it may sound) The behaviour in your phone is exactly as it is when I press and hold on my power button for an extended period. By right, the device should not turn on by itself when the battery is inserted. It should remain turned off - only a hardware switch can turn it on. As your phone turns on ...


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As per advice from Narayanan, I replaced /system/media/audio/ui/LowBattery.ogg with another .ogg file. The next time it was triggered, the new file played. I then tried placing an empty file at /system/media/audio/ui/LowBattery.ogg, but this did not work. Finally, I downloaded a slient .ogg from here, placing it at /system/media/audio/ui/LowBattery.ogg. ...


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I have finally found the solution for this problem and want to share it here for those of you suffering from the same issue that was not answered by any of the steps mentioned in the original post. In short, I needed to reinstall Google Play Services In your device ... Go to Settings > Security > Check Unknown sources Head over to APKMirror and get the ...


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For the RSA verification that you asked to bypass, I don't know whether it would work in your device, but it worked in my little experiment. In Lollipop, the ADB keys (after authorization) are saved in /data/misc/adb/adb_keys. Your private key is saved in computer. In Linux the directory location is $HOME/.android/. On Windows that usually translates to %...


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I have been told by Verizon that it's a bug on the Samsung Note 2 and S3 after Jelly bean. Verizon / Samsung are working on a fix so you can modify the APN in near future. Verizon didn't intend a deliberate prevention on their part (confirmed by the fact Verizon HTC Droid Incredible 2 running android DOES allow you to modify the APN and works perfectly for ...


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If your phone has a menu hard key, like most Samsung phones, the three-dots icon for an overflow menu won't appear. Press the menu key instead, and Settings is the bottom item on the menu.


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