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I have spent weeks looking for a solution to this and finally this post helped me! It was so far from obvious and it felt like Google wanted me to keep the account by force lol. Anyway, what I did was go to Settings > Accounts > Google, clicked the account I wanted to delete, the Sync menu option opened and this is where I always got stuck. Through this, I ...


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This is because the command you used to invoke heimdall was, heimdall flash --recovery And, heimdall is caps sensitive, try this instead. heimdall flash --RECOVERY ./clockworkmod_6.0.3.2_jfltespr.img --no-reboot


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Short Answer Try using an earlier version of adb. 1.0.32 did not work for me, but 1.0.31 did. Long Answer I just encountered this issue on a Nexus 5 running CyanogenMod 11 (based on Android 4.4) using the current version of the Platform Tools and ADB (Android Debug Bridge version 1.0.32 Revision eac51f2bb6a8-android). Using adb logcat to watch the ...


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I have had this happen multiple times on multiple Android devices. Solved every time by putting the device in Photo transfer (PTP) mode. ADB will not work for me when my device is in MTP or any other mode.


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Solution 1 – Update Google Play Services to the latest version. You can download from here. You may be getting an error because you have a very outdated version or the one you have is having a conflict/bug with the current Android version in your phone. Solution 2 – Clear the Google Play Services cache. The Google Play Services app in your phone acts like a ...


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In order to remove an user account you need to perform: Go to device settings (As shown in the question). click on accounts Tab (3rd in the option list). Click on Google Account (select the account which you wish to Remove). First you need to Stop Sync (As done in question "synchr. wylaczonaa"). On Samsung devices these options are shown by pressing and ...


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Remove the SD Card and SIM Card, and then do a Factory Reset. If your device doesn't use full disk encryption, and you are worried about someone using advanced forensic tools to recover your data, you might want to overwrite the internal storage area with random data. You can do this by creating a file containing random data that fills up the entire free ...


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Building on kevenoid's answer, it may depend on what version of adb is running on the phone. You can find out what version the phone is running natively by doing the following: First find out what version you are running on your desktop adb version Then open the shell on your phone adb shell Once the shell is open then you can run adb version Then ...


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This is the infamous power button problem. I had this too. There are some guides that speak of cleaning the power button, but for me I found this rather rough solution to be effective. SOLUTION: Galaxy S3/S4,S5, Note, Tabs ALL Samsungs (not Booting Up? Keeps Rebooting? Not turning on? (just hit the phone HARD on the power button) UPDATE Alright guys, so I'...


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My partition was not called recovery but "SOS". You can check it by doing: heimdall print-pit --verbose from a terminal while the tab is in Download mode. I flashed my p7510. Gist: https://gist.github.com/pskiden/6311605


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My SAMSUNG Galaxy S4 sometimes bothers me with this annoying offline status message too. I always fix it by trying options below: Try to revoke the USB Debugging authorization on Developer Options menu. Try using adb kill-server and the adb usb commands. Try to replug your device if none of above works. Try Restarting your device. Turn USB Debugging OFF and ...


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On Android 4.4: From your homescreen, hit the Menu key and open System Settings Go to Accessibility, tap cancel on "need a screen reader" to bypass / scroll down to "Mono Audio" Uncheck box Done!


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The other answers about the command arguments being quoted is accurate. I've found that if you escape the spaces between the arguments, it works. Like this: adb backup -apk\ -shared\ -all\ -system


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You can use Tasker for this (Play Store link). Tasker can create macros that are run on certain triggers, such as connecting the phone to a charger. An example of the necessary programming can be found here. Check the link for additional info, but here's the necessary part: Create Profile "Sleep Mode" Add Context Power Source: AC //You can also set ...


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In general, NO. Some apps: run on specific devices only (i.e. not compatible with S4) run on specific Android versions available only in specific countries available only on specific carriers requires root access. (i.e. if phone is not rooted, it won't work)


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Unfortunately the Google Camera app does not natively support saving pictures/videos/panoramas to SD Card. I am guessing that this goes with Google's general stance against SD cards in general. If your device is not rooted, you are stuck with having to manually move the images/videos. For rooted devices, there is a work-around to this limitation. Xposed ...


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I am not sure if you ever solved this problem, but I ran into this problem, and tried out many many different procedures, each of which might have helped others, but this is 2016 and a summary might help. A brand new phone bought in 2016 didn't work when I installed Android Studio on Linux. A phone bought in 2015 worked without a problem. A new phone didn't ...


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Re-install these official Samsung drivers. Uninstall current drivers by going into Device Manager. Make sure to check off the delete drivers option if given. Reboot. Reinstall the given drivers above without connecting the Galaxy S4 Reboot. Go ahead and connect phone and verify that in device manager Samsung ADB Device or equivalent is shown. If it shows ...


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None of the workarounds worked for me here, and I don't want to downgrade my SDK tools. Here's what I came up with: skip adb backup on the computer and go straight to device via adb shell. $adb version Android Debug Bridge version 1.0.35 Revision fc2a139a55f5-android $ adb shell shell@jflte:/ $ bu 1 backup -apk app.package.name > /sdcard/backup.ab shell@...


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Master reset with hardware keys Turn Off the Device Press and Hold the Volume Up, Home, and Power Button When the phone vibrates release the Power Button, but continue to hold the other two When you see the system recovery screen release the other two buttons Using the Volume down, select "Wipe data / Factory reset" Press Power Button to select it When the ...


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Approach 1: Many users have had the problem of "6GB of miscellaneous files". The problem might be because of /sdcard0/DCIM/.thumbnails. You can go ahead and delete the folder. This may free up your memory. To delete .thumbnails folder, you need a file manager that can see hidden files. After deleting the folder, also delete LOST.DIR and reboot. ...


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When using "Sound & shot" mode with the Samsung Galaxy S4 camera, the audio is stored as a WAV file that is embedded into a metadata tag within the JPEG. Here is how to extract the audio using ExifTool on a computer (not android). ExifTool can run on Unix platforms, Macintosh OS X, and Windows. If you are running linux, it might be available through your ...


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The fix for me was using a different micro-usb cable. No software change, no drivers to update, just the usb cable. Apparently they aren't all created equal.


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I've never found Windows to be very helpful in identifying drivers either. Here's some information for you on what USB CDC is. According to Wikipedia: USB communications device class (or USB CDC) is a composite Universal Serial Bus device class. The class may include more than one interface, such as a custom control interface, data interface, audio, ...


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This question is impossible to answer without knowing the configuration your university uses. You should ask for the details of the mail server from the university's helpdesk. You'll need to know at least the server address, username and password for your mail account, and possibly even more details such as custom port numbers, access restrictions, protocols ...


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Open a terminal in ubuntu(ctrl+alt+t) and type this commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:langdalepl/gvfs-mtp sudo apt-get update Then, launch Software Updater (previously known as Update Manager) and install the available updates. Afther you pdate everything restart pc. if you want to revert back before making any changes: sudo ppa-purge ppa:langdalepl/...


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Assuming you ever registered a gmail address on your google play account(which you have to, to download apps), your phone will be registered in Google's Device Manager on play.google.com. If your phone was connected to WiFi or Data when the screen broke the below method can work(I've tested it myself multiple times). Head to play.google.com(From your PC) ...


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