Narayanan
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Android voice recorder with unlimited recording time
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I use PCM Recorder and it will record until it consumes entire storage space. Also, I am able to use the phone for other tasks and PCM Recorder seems to keep recording in background, which is cool. I ...

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Forwarding Calls From Certain Callers
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I doubt that this is possible for an app to do. This is simply because an app can recognize the number only if the incoming call request has reached the phone and by then, is too late for a call ...

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Contact Images location
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The contacts is actually an app, hence as other Android apps store it's data, this app also stores in a SQLite database. Images are part of contact data and are spotted in database. It is stored in /...

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How to change "Preferred Network Mode" using adb without reboot?
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There are some couple of ifs and buts. I have not tried this, but this is just an idea that comes to my mind which is an extension of my previous answer. Through this post, I learn that intents can ...

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local headphone enabled FM radio app for nexus 5 (no internet needed)
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AFAIK, Nexus 5 does not have a FM radio (just checked the specs at GSMArena.com). So, you cannot listen to your local FM broadcast and should rely only on online radio stations.

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How can I display my maps (from maps.google.com) on Android smartphone?
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Have you explored the layers option in your Maps app? Your saved maps can be shown as a layer. In the following image (courtsey: HowTo.Cnet.com) you can see the "My maps" section. Expanding My Maps ...

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How to find nearest cell tower location?
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Every cell phone transmission tower has a location area code and cell id. There are many apps in Google Play Store that can report these two parameters of the tower that the phone is presently ...

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How can I require the pattern unlock only for specified times
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Sure. If you use automation app like Tasker, you can make your phone to disable screen guard, if it detects you are in your office. Detecting your location can be achieved in many ways. You could use ...

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How to notice a phone is ringing when left in a bag?
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I could think off two possible alerting devices like: A Bluetooth enabled watch - which when paired with the phone can display incoming call alerts and can even vibrate. Being a watch on our hand its ...

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Many apps don't work for secondary accounts
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As far as Android SDK documentation goes: As an app developer, there’s nothing different you need to do in order for your app to work properly with multiple users on a single device. ... ...

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How to have my phone guide me through a specific route
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The solution I use for similar situation is Trekbuddy. I am sure you will discard the idea of using this app if you didn't understand it well. Hence, read through its description in its Play site and ...

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How does GS3 dual SIM adapter work?
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Unless your phone have two SIM card slots, support as you require is not possible. The market has adapters which goes into the existing SIM card slot of phone and will help you to switch between SIMs ...

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How can I open files that have Japanese filenames?
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You are facing this issue because (as @liamwli said) you lack the required font and also possibly because of lack of sufficient libraries in your present ROM. Due to this reason, it is unable to ...

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BSNL Penta TPad 701C Android ICS - Play store closes immediately after opening.
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The ROM that BSNL customer care provided might not have GApps installed. You can download a relevant version of GApps from goo.im/gapps. Based on the information you had provided, you can use gapps-...

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How do I share latitude & longitute of a starred location in Google Maps?
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This is bit long, round about and bit approximate way. Other than this method, I do not know any other way. In Google maps, press menu, goto Settings->About->Map centre. The value showed as map ...

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How to clear/wipe an Android phone before selling it?
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By doing a factory reset and formatting the SD cards, I would say that it is safe enough to sell. If you want to be perfectly sure, flashing the original ROM with option of wiping the cache will make ...

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What exactly is framework-res.apk
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From my coding experience, I can say the following as my understanding: If you are familiar with application development terminologies, this framework-res.apk is just a resource library. Continuing ...

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What information is more reliable -- battery capacity or stand-by time?
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In my view, battery capacity i.e. the mAh value is best the way to compare. The reason why I say this is that the battery drain includes so many factors that even a small software glitch can show a ...

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Messaging contacts color change
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I see a discussion in AndroidForums stating that this behavior is a strange bug. It seems that few experienced this issue for whom the color changed after receiving an emergency message. They also ...

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Inaccurate time? How to fix it?
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You can use an app called ClockSync, which fetches time from NTP servers and updates the device's date and time. Rooted users can make this app to update time at configurable interval.

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IMEI has become 0 - how to fix?
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[Solved] I read in many XDA posts that IMEI might not be actually lost by installing custom ROM, but it might be just a case that the permission might have been changed. To verify, see if the IMEI ...

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How to control the volume of an android device from a pc
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You can try a remote control app that would allow you to control anything on your android phone from your computer. If you are okay with this approach you can try app called Vysor - Android control on ...

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Can people tell whether I've read their SMSes?
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No, there is no way to know whether a SMS is read or not. As of now it is only possible to know whether a SMS is successfully delivered to the phone or not. This delivery report is not a phone ...

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Simple way to toggle between 2G and 3G connection
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With Xposed module and Gravity Box installed, the pull down status bar can be customised even on stock ROM (of course it has to be rooted). I have a Nexus 5 running stock 4.4.4 and following is how ...

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How to re-update Android version 4.4 KitKat?
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I agree with Dan regarding the atomic operation of the update. I read a news article saying that Nexus 4's update does not bring all the features that are seen in Nexus 5. Read this article for more ...

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Unlock phone with a different button
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When the power and back button failed in my rooted LG P500, I used Button savior. This app works without any restriction on rooted devices and with few limitations on unrooted. This app creates a ...

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Why is internet switched off when switching 2G/3G?
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The radio frequency of a 2G radio operates in the range of 900 and 1800 MHz (source)- varying from country to country. The radio frequency of a 3G radio operates in the range of 2100 Mhz (source). ...

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How do I root Micromax Canvas 2 A110?
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The following instructions are from androidforums.com site. The summary of the rooting procedure (just copied and pasted - credit goes to sagarwep the poster of the procedure) is as below: Enable ...

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How to install full Unicode fonts
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As t0mm13b had said, Android as a framework does support Unicode. As you are probably aware the vanilla Android is as such available as a stock option only to Google's own devices (The Nexus series). ...

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Android 2.3: Expected behavior for setting time automatically with Wifi only
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Android only supports Network Time Protocol (NTP) from Android 4.0 on and before it was NITZ/GSM only - certainly not in my opinion. The app ClockSync which I use in my LG Optimus One (P500) running ...

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