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How to restore screen reader prompt in accessibilty settings?

Note: I'm not a power Android user, so please bear with me. I was configuring new 4.2 tablet via "Setting" app, examining available options from top to bottom. When I tapped on "Accessibility" device ...
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Galaxy Note 2 safe procedures for unlocking and installing custom firmwares [migrated]

I have a Galaxy Note 2 phone (Verizon 506 model, Android 4.1.2 JellyBean, rooted, TWRP, and VRAMJB build) and I want to minimize 'bricking-risk' installing a custom ROM (eg 4.4.2). Are there ...
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compare Windows folder with smartphone folder

Is there any tool that allows me to compare a local folder with a folder on my android phone (connected via USB) ? I tried WinMerge and FreeFileSync, but none of those can "see" the connected ...
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Configuring Orbot to use certain exit nodes Android 4.4.4 [migrated]

For some time now i am trying to get orbot to work the way i want it to but am still failing. I am trying to change the entry and exit nodes and exclude some nodes. I am putting the names and IPs of ...
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adb fails with “cannot bind 'local:5037'”

Any adb command results in the following output: * daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 * cannot bind 'local:5037' ADB server didn't ACK * failed to start daemon * error: cannot connect ...
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OpenWRT sending invalid packets to WAN when Android phone connects

I have a Netgear WR703N wireless router flashed with OpenWRT 12.09 "Attitude Adjustment" connected to my school's Ethernet network, and our IT department sent emails alerting me that it's ...
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Issue when trying to connect my Smartphone with my PC through mass storage [duplicate]

I have Windows XP and Samsung Galaxy Star 5282.I was able to connect my PC and My phone Galaxy Star 5282 by using Samsung Kies and It Worked. But recently when I try to install Samsung Kies and try to ...
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Is chromecast portable? [on hold]

I am thinking about to buy a chromecast. I like the idea of controlling my tv with my mobile. In addition, netflix is now in my country available and there's an app for it. But may I carry my ...
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Can I run the emulator without HAXM

I'm creating android app. My computer is not supporting Intel VT-x. So i'm unable to Install HAXM.exe in my system and unable to run my app . What would be best way to proceed further.How can i run ...
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SD Card cant read

Sorry for my bad english.. I tried to increase my internal storage on my phone by participating my SD Card..So i use MiniTool Partition Home Edition n then i create a partition on my sd card an ...
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How the Hard Brick could be irreparable? [closed]

I read the other day that very few devices are really irreparable,I am working with android devices ,I'm not very good at this but could you give me an example of when an android device could really ...
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Push notifications for unread Facebook inbox messages on Android without using the app [on hold]

I'd like to have push notifications for unread FB inbox messages on my android. I don't want to have the FB app. I was able to set up a push notification system for FB notifications using IFTTT and ...
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How to make Android x86 bootable again?

I have an old ASUS eee PC 1000 with Lubuntu installed on the larger 30 GB disk (sdb) and Android x86 (stable release 1) on the smaller one (sda). Android x86 was installed first as has been ...
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How do I hide the SSID of an android phone? [migrated]

I sometimes use my phone as an ad-hoc wifi network, however there is no option in the settings to hide it's SSID. How can I achieve this?
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Android wifi hotspot shows up no matter where I am [migrated]

I'm having some odd behavior on my Galaxy S3. Suddenly, there's another Wi-Fi hotspot showing up, which shouldn't be weird, except it shows up literally everywhere I go. I work in Austin, but live an ...
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How to add files to SD card on Android-x86 under VirtualBox?

I installed Android-x86 on my PC using VirtualBox. I have many games with APK and SD card data. I want to install them in the virtual machine, but I don't have file access to the SD card data ...
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Why my Android phone not correctly show a web page [closed]

I can't show this page using my Android device. I have used many browser but none of them show the timetable. I get the text of this page without the tags. I guess that my phone is missing something ...
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Unfortunately Setup Wizard Has Stopped Working After Factory Reset

I performed a factory restart to my tablet by going into setup because it was not working properly. After the factory restart when I start my tablet again it works on setup for few seconds and after ...
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How to install vmware tools in android x86 VM?

I create and install a virtual machine by VMWare. Is there a way to install VMWare tools in Android x86 VM to share files between this machine and host? if yes so what is it? Win 7 running at host.
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Current page is hidden in Firefox Android when typing in a url

When using Firefox on Android the page you are looking at is hidden when typing in a new url. Is there a way to force Firefox to continue showing the content of the page?
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kernel compilation fails at elf binary file on Mac 10.9

I am trying to compile rock chip kernel using "make -j4 kernel.img" and I get the following errors. SYSMAP System.map SYSMAP .tmp_System.map OBJCOPY arch/arm/boot/Image Kernel: ...
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Wireless hostednetwork / AD HOC network Configuration?

I'm attending a conference in two weeks, i have a 8 page mobile website i designed for the Android 10.1 tablet. Last conference the company was lucky enough to have a good wifi connection. However ...
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How can I tell what might be keeping my laptop from accessing Internet?

For months now I've been blaming Comcast for bad wireless connections. That is until I got my first Smartphone. One minute I'm buzzing all around the web and then the next minute pages won't load. ...
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How to configure action on plugging in an usb MTP device on windows 8.1

There is one thing that bugs me. I have an Nexus 4 (Kitkat) and an Windows 8.1 device. Every time I connect the phone via usb (MTP) the windows explorer opens. This me be fine for others but in most ...
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Tablet only charges from PC USB

Help asked for strange problem I have a 10 inch tablet. It was supplied with charger and Android plug (Type A Male to 2.5 x 0.7mm(2.5 x 0.8mm) Male Plug) After a few times it would not charge even ...
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Build an Android Rom (Make Error 41)

I tried to build a custom Rom for Android 4.4.4. I use as base the Liquid Rom (Github Link) Before I build the rom, I had insertes in the local_manifests some apps to add to the ROM and before I did ...
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Difference between su vs root SSH login for mounting?

I have a bash script luks that I use in Android for mounting/umounting encrypted devices, that can be called in a terminal emulator with su -c "luks ..." The script works ok for the first part, ...
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Issue in internet sharing(ethernet) to android device in mavericks

i have installed Horndis driver on my Mavericks, my phone is displayed on network preferences (with green connected icon). The issue is i cant get access to internet. i shared ethernet connection ...
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SuperUser not working properly in CyanogenMod 11 [migrated]

I made an Android app that internally calls su -c "pm ...". However, I get Permission denied when my app tries to execute this. My app appears as Deny in the SuperUser log section, but CYM does not ...
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Using smart phone, how to make phone call using google voice number? [migrated]

I have an Android phone (Motorola E) with the official Google Voice app installed. I always give people my Google voice number. For this reason, when I call people I need my google voice number to ...
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listview malfunctioning with v1 of Mobile framework odoo for Android

In the list view there is textview, button and edittext in the single list item. And all the items are getting generated dynamically sometimes 3 sometimes 7 sometimes 14 ... If I put values in those ...
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How to check what android application sends to the server?

I have 3rd party android application and I would like to see what it sends to its server. How could I do it? I've tried to use Wireshark on android to check it, but it uses https to send the data. Is ...
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PC metakeys in Android

I have an Android tablet with a Bluetooth keyboard and I am trying to use a company VPN app to access my work desktop. This app is also responsible for remote desktop access (e.g. it is not a true VPN ...
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What is the name of the round white icon next to browser icon [closed]

white round icon with dots.I have searched a lot but could not find any result. I want to know its name so that i can write code for it in android.
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Screen Mirroring on Chromecast

I recently bought Chromecast and trying to get used to it. I have two devices Samsung Galaxy S3 and Nexus 7 (2012 version). It looks like both the devices do not support screen mirroring on Chromecast ...
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How can I get Internet for my android virtual machine running in ubuntu behind proxy server

I am currently using Ubuntu 12.04 as my host .I have to set proxy address in my office network to access internet and I would like to set proxy address and port in my virtual box to run android.I have ...
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Why is my ping going steadily from > 1s, down to a couple hundred ms, then back to > 1s over and over?

I'm pinging an idle android phone and noticed this behavior, where it endlessly starts at > 1s ping times, decreasing steadily until it hits a couple hundred ms, then goes back up to > 1s? What can ...
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Windows drivers/app for apple/android headphones with remote

I just got a pair of Bose QC15 that have an apple-compatible mic and remote. The remote has 2 volume buttons and a play/pause button I'd like to use them on my laptop (Dell Win8.1) which has a ...
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Android mobiles can't access internet via TP-LINK range extender (TP-LINK Modem - Router)

I have recently bought a TP-Link Range extender (TL-WA830RE) to extend my existing wireless network. I am using a TP-Link Adsl Router (TD-W8961ND). The network configuration is the following: For the ...
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Android Version 4.2.1 - Wifi HotSpot - WiFi connection from Windows 7 keeps on disconnecting

I use WiFi hotspot from my Android Phone for getting internet connection on Windows 7. It works without any problem at home, but at office, it connects and keeps on disconnecting randomly in interval ...
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Skype is auto logout after login at Windows 7 and Android

My Skype latest version today is started logout me in a 2 seconds after login. I am using Windows 7 x64 on 2 PCs, 1 is with full windows updated and other is not. I tried to reinstall it and reset ...
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Installing APK's through mobile terminal ide?

I was wondering if you could manually install apks that are downloaded onto the SD card of my android tablet. I'm looking for something similar to the sideload command when connected to a computer. I ...
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Android 4.0.4 Tablet USB connection has “Mass Storage” grayed out [migrated]

The Camera (PTP) transfer mode is working, but I need to mount as mass storage device to transfer PDF's. What is required to enable the Mass Storage mode?
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can an android device be in danger on a malicious site? [migrated]

I accidentally went onto a site via Google images and went off after half a second, (the page had been quarter/half loaded. I accidentally hit the undo button and it opened again, and I closed it ...
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Recommendations for exquisite control of Android devices accessing the internet [on hold]

Bear with me, I've been researching this every day for weeks and I'm getting lost in my own thoughts! I have a Virgin Media router (192.168.0.1) running DHCP, which my wife and I use from Windows ...
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Keep app audio playing in background on Android

I listen to video lectures on apps like Vimeo&Dailymotion, and it's frustrating not being able to do other things on my device while listening, like I do on my laptop. As soon as the ...
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default types in Android Studio

I have just written this code in Android Studio: MediaPlayer mPlayer = MediaPlayer.create(this, R.raw.OOO); mPlayer.start(); Before this I added a new folder "raw" and put the file "OOO".mp3 in it. ...
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OSGB Map on Android Phone [migrated]

I've paid for & downloaded a map from Great Britain Ordnance Survey onto my Android phone. I want to copy it to my tablet. Can anybody tell me where (i.e. directory) the map is within the phone?
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Android in VirtualBox - “your device isn't compatible with this version”

I've installed a x86 version of Android in VirtualBox. The problem is that I cannot install some applications (because they need ARM architecture). I'm able to install them using an apk file. My ...
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Running OpenGL Apps on Android x86 4.4 R1 in virtual machine

I want to use Android x86 on a virtual machine on Windows 8.1 Pro, but I have Problems with OpenGl. I use the news Android Version (x86 4.4-r1) but I had also tried RC2. Android x86 is always ...