Narayanan
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Google Play deducted extra Rupee 50 after first-time Play Store purchase of an App/Game. Why is that?
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Don't worry Vinit, one of the standard way for payment gateways (including Google Checkout and PayPal, PaisaPay etc) to validate your account is by deducting a small amount (typically 1 USD or an ...

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How does Android obtain battery temperature?
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Every mobile battery has an inbuilt thermistor, (which is a transducer which varies its resistance with respect to its temperature) with which the charging circuit constantly measures the battery ...

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How do I find out my SIM number?
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How about taking the SIM out and see the number printed on its back side (the other side of the contact surface) or next to it? Just thought to say this just in case if you are not aware of!

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Move app to SD card
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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 ...

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Why my phone battery has four terminal? what is the use of the fourth?
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As @Axeman said, the connector is an Ultra Small Surface Mount Coaxial connector (quite a mouthful and still could not get how it was abbreviated as U.FL) which is a kind of expansion port which could ...

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Can I program Tasker-like programs to do stuff if specific WiFi network is in range?
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In Tasker create a new State based context and choose Net as state category. Then choose Wifi Near as net action: This will bring a screen where you can input data about the WiFi access point ...

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Where can I find a list of the default emoticons on Ice Cream Sandwich?
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I do not have a mapping between characters and images, but I was able to figure out where the images are stored and its contents. The images are stored in /system/framework/framework-res.apk. Having ...

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Increase vibrate strength
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AFAIK, the vibrator motor that are used in the phones are called Q-Coin motor as they are in a shape of a coin. They are of permanent magnet type accepting two leads for positive and negative DC ...

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Boot loop after flashing android 6.0 marshmallow on nexus 5 follow up
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I too faced this issue and issuing the fastboot commands manually (instead of relying on flash-all) and it worked well. These are the commands to use (just forget everything and make sure these ...

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How can I boost the music volume higher than the max limit?
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As far as I know audio amplifying circuits will have a fixed amplifying ratio (gain). By adding resistance (either digitally or using analog POT) on the input (or output?) signal the volume is reduced....

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Could you indicate me a PDF reader for android with a fit visible feature?
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I am not sure about Foxit Reader, but I am using the paid ezPDF Reader. I am really amazed about its ability to show and fit the content to screen when reading columns of text (like in newspaper). ...

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How to Enable Android phone for full Tamil Indic Interface
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Rendering Tamil characters is a challenge as there is no one glyph to one character mapping as in English. Earlier versions of Android (before 4.1) does not have this support natively. Which means ...

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Can a dual SIM Android phone receive voice calls to both SIMs?
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Please take a look at this question and my answer to have basic understanding on how the manufacturers use the terminologies. These differences are hardware based and nothing to do with Android. ...

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How accurate is the GPS in my Mobile Phone?
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The GPS chip used in the Android devices (usually SiRF Star 3/4) are of civilian grade. Civilian grade chips has some deliberate limitations in par with military grade chips. The civilian chips does ...

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A simple explanation of CWM and Odin
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CWM is the shortform of ClockWorkMod. ROMManager, CWM recovery, Tether etc are their products. CWM Recovery and ROMManager are tools which enables you to backup your current ROM, install custom ROMs ...

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I need a way to trace GPS trails in the background
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If you are ready to compromise the third requirement, Google's My Tracks, fits your other needs perfectly.

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How do I backup data (SMS/contacts) from a device with a broken screen?
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Does your device has HDMI or TV out facility? If so, you can connect it to another display device (monitor/TV) and install applications to backup your stuffs. Another solution you could try is to ...

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How to play 5.1 audio direct to speakers
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There are many ways you can get the audio out. Through wire: Head phone jack - you clearly said it can deliver only two channel audio. USB - You can use an OTG adapter and plug in a 5 channel USB ...

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How to do screen record on android without apps?
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You haven't mentioned the version of Android running in your phone and I assume it is KitKat. If so, you can use ADB (Android Debug Bridge) tool to record the video. The are many blog sites that ...

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How can I type Indian Rupee symbol?
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Google recently released Google Hindi IME (Input Method Editor, a techy name for keyboard) which I now saw with my friend's Nexus 4. It has the requested Rupee symbol:

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Android connected to Car system
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All modern cars have CPU which measures and controls few parameters of its engine. These CPU(s) will have an interface socket (looks like SCART connector) with which issues are diagnosed at service ...

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How can I save the maps downloaded from Offline Maps in Google Maps for reusing after a factory reset?
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If your device is rooted, you can use Titanium Backup to backup the Maps application, which will backup the application and it's data. After resetting, again install Titanium Backup, (you have to ...

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How to search the Play Store by permissions?
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A round about way is to create a Java app that utilizes android-market-api. Presently it can search app based on "keywords or package name". The search query can be built to search for the necessary ...

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On it's own, my Verizon Droid Razr (recently with ICS), went into debug mode. How do I get it out of debug mode?
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Do you have "{} Developer options" under Settings menu? If yes, go to Settings->Developer Options and uncheck the boxes under "Input", "Drawing" "Monitoring" sections. I presume these should be not ...

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Remove duplicate contact information
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Visit the Contacts app in a desktop browser and sign in with your Google account with which your device is getting synced. Once done (you should have successfully synced your contacts before this), ...

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How to set a solid color wallpaper?
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The simplest way to create a black image is to keep the phone with camera down on desk (so that no light falls on the camera) and shooting an image. Then simply set the recently shot image as your ...

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Clearing a SIM Card
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A Subscriber Identity Module commonly known as SIM card has a storage for text (SMS) messages and contacts only. Settings (I presume you are talking about access points and GPRS/3G configuration - ...

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How do I get my GPS working in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean?
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Have you tried GPSFix kind of apps from Play store? And take a look at web site Samsung Galaxy S2 GPS Problem? SOLVED! which talks about how a battery saving option (disabling repetitive polling of ...

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I want to remotely control my Android device from my PC without rooting it. Is this possible?
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As replied in another related question, Team viewer had recently provided app for Samsung phones. After installing this app in, the phone can be remotely accessed from PC. The following is the screen ...

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How can I study or prepare myself for an exam with the help of my Android device?
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For learning a new language, Pimsleur and Rosetta Stone approaches are considered to be widely accepted (can't avoid Weasel words). I've used both in computer and I am glad to know that Rosetta Stone ...

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