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Using Android device manager to get the SIM details of located device

Thanks to this question I was able to locate my mobile which was stolen a month back, but after using ADM (Android Device Manager) service , it notifies the tracked device that "your location has ...
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How to track a android tablet in the same network using MAC address

I lost my tablet , but I can see that the tablet is connected to the network on my router: So I know the MAC address but I am unable to trace my tablet using this information and I am running out of ...
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Unity 5 trashed my Unity 4.6 project [on hold]

What's up with Unity 5? It insists on using the highest version of Android sdk, and then doubled the size of the compiled apk from Unity 4.6. It also messed up all the alignment of buttons and other ...
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Is it a bad idea to trust Google Drive with my KeePass database?

I'm concerned about synchronization and the possibility of overwriting the wrong file. I recently got it set up to synchronize between my laptop (on both Linux and Windows) and my Android phone. ...
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How to disable LED blinking on an MK808B [on hold]

I'm trying to disable LED blinking on my device (Android stick MK808B running 4.2 with external Wi-Fi dongle with RTL8192CU chip). The problem is that the Wi-Fi dongle shines too much and I can't hide ...
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CyanogenMod camera limits videos to 10 minutes [on hold]

Is there any way to stop it limiting videos? I record my facecam videos with my phone and it's annoying to have to keep pressing the record button and to have to keep editing the different clips in. ...
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Configuring always-on VPN on Android using a server domain name instead of a server IP address

I am connecting to my home Hamachi-powered VPN with my Android (v4.4.x) mobile device using IPSec. The VPN connection is working fine, except that I am unable to configure the connection as ...
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Is “Host GPU on” on android emulator same as GPU passthrough?

I see that there's "Host GPU on" for standard Android emulator(which is incidentally qemu-based) from Google. Is it same as the hardware acceleration obtained by successful GPU-passthrough in ...
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Difference between Intel x86 version of Android and Android-x86

I see that there are Intel x86 version of Android and Android-x86 initiatives. As far as I understand, the latter is a full-fledged effort that's entirely open sourced. Not sure about the former. Is ...
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How to disable android applications from running back ground automatically [migrated]

My phone (Note3) has a large amount of ram, but there are always lots of applications that can run back ground which can easily consume more than 90% of your memory. It's really annoying to manually ...
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Why my Android FTP server is faster than on PC?

I am programming a little program in C#, and I am testing it with uploading a file to FTP server, on my Android phone I am using Ulti Server app and on my PC (Windows 8.1 x64) I am using Xlight FTP ...
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Access files on RasPi over WAN using an Android device

My use case is the following: I have a RaspberryPi with a mounted external HDD which contains lots of high definition (1080p) movies. I access these within my LAN using NFS exports. I also want access ...
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Keytool without SubjectKeyIdentifier, keyIdentifier,

Hey I am trying to generate a key using Keytool that is as small as possible. Unfortunately, I don't know how to prevent keytool from adding that "extensions" part to the .RSA file that is being ...
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Too many pattern attempts (Sony Xperia S tablet)

I am getting "Too many pattern attempts" on my Sony Xperia S tablet model SGPT1211. How do I do hard reset? I tried a couple of techniques mentioned on some websites but it didn't work. If I do ...
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Which “Android TV” smart-TV implements a camera API? [on hold]

For a project we are looking for a Smart-TV with integrated Android TV operating system. The app should capture a video with the integrated camera of the audience. The Google documentation states ...
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How to delete a misnamed file on Android? [migrated]

I’ve a file called like t0.t1 t2 t3 on my Android Device. first it had a bad name from download and I tried to rename it. Something has to gone wrong. It was o1.o2 before. I tried to rename it to ...
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Adding partition to image file of an android

I have an image file of an android. I want to add a partition to this Image without deleting the existing data. I tried to do it with mkpart but all the data deleted.
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Can i install intel atom android x86 system image on real hardware [on hold]

I want to install android on my windows tablet hp omni 10. Can i use image which is provided in android sdk intel x86 atom system image. If i can't where to get android images for installing on real ...
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No such file or directory when executing an existing file

I have norrowed the error down to this from a larger script and I'm getting the error "No such file or directory" when I try to execute a file which exist and I have the correct permissions for. ...
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Android tablet 4.4.2 Toast Notification “Forcing Boot” [closed]

I have recently noticed my tablet had an update so I pressed install and after compleating the install it said after loading the updates in a toast notification Forcing Boot and none of the apps on my ...
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Android EPO GPS file not downloading

I have been trying to download a GPS EPO file from my smartphone's location settings, but it doesn't work. It just pops up with a window saying "An unknown error occured". My smartphone has android ...
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Why some cables charge my phone while the others do not? [closed]

This is the question—with an answer—that has been bugging so many of us now that we have phones that require more juice than previous generation of phones. My core question: My wife has iPhone 5S ...
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Accessing files stored in .backup files?

Is there any way to extract files stored in an Android .backup file on Windows? I found this, however it seems it is for another file type.
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How to configure chrome and firefox to open Gmail when user clicks on an HTML mailto:joe@doe.com

I would like to know whether it is possible to configure Chrome and Firefox to open Gmail when the user clicks on an HTML <a href="mailto:joe@doe.com">click to send me e-mail</a>. ...
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Problems with using an external USB harddrive on android [closed]

I have an external USB harddrive, a 1Tb WD Passport (red), and decided to reformat it for use with both my windows PC and my android tablet. There have been some problems along the way that i've ...
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How do I connect Ubuntu 14.04 to Galaxy Note Pro tablet using USB?

My Ubuntu 14.04 laptop connects to my Galaxy S3 with no problem using a USB cable. When I connect my Galaxy Note Pro with it's special USB cable the icon shows up in the launcher, but when I try to ...
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I'm looking for a PC/Android app that emulates Android keyboard, taking input from PC keyboard [closed]

I'm sure I can't be the only one who sometimes want to use a physical keyboard to type a short (or long) paragraph of text to my Android phone, all without taking out a mobile hardware keyboard, turn ...
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Nova Launcher squashed app drawer on Nexus 10 [migrated]

I have a problem with the app drawer on my Nexus 10 being 'squashed' when in landscape mode. I'm not sure if it is supposed to look like this, but i do not get the same problem on my Nexus 7 and ...
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Prevent/Configure Androids unloading/suspending of apps not 'on top' [closed]

I often switch back and forth between two apps (for example at the gym between JEFIT and Kindle app, or on the train between IRC and Firefox, or while hiking between a map/route app and the Camera), ...
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Is OTG a hardware feature in smartphones? [closed]

Smartphones have OTG micro-USB that allows you to stick in USB drives straight to the phone with a connector. Some phones such as many Windows phones do not have this. Does OTG require any extra ...
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Skype showing different online statuses for same person across desktop and mobile versions

I am running Skype version 7.1.0.105 on my desktop and Skype version 5.2.0.62296 on my mobile Android device. I have come across the following inconsistent behavior: When contact X running Skype on ...
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Pixel format for Android 5.0 devices

I am trying to fetch screenshots of android devices using adb screencap command along with the ffmpeg command. The command works well for devices other than Android 5.0. Command : ffmpeg -loglevel ...
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How to find the list of servers accessed by a webpage on android? [migrated]

On my desktop Firefox I can view the list of servers any given web page accesses either by checking with firebug or by pressing "Ctrl-i" Page Info > Media. Out of the two Firebug is of course much ...
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Is there a way to resize text in Firefox for Android similar to the Text Resizer addon in Dolphin? [migrated]

Does anyone know if there is a way to resize text in Firefox for Android similar to the Text Resizer addon in Dolphin? Cheers, Sean
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Android SDK: where to copy sources samples and build tools [migrated]

I have downloaded individual files of android sdk. I searched alot and learned that I have to copy the platforms to platforms folder in android-sdk folder: Android SDK folder: Platforms: and ...
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How to programmatically control the mouse cursor, without hardware mouse attached in android?

I have an Android device and an app which should move the mouse cursor programmatically. When I have an Bluetooth or USB mouse attached to the device, I can send events to /dev/input/event7 to move ...
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Why is the free disk space on an external drive varying wildly while copying files on it?

I'm using Windows 8.1 Explorer to copy image files from my Android mounted as media device, onto an SSD connected via a USB 2.0 drive enclosure (NTFS). While the copying goes on, the free disk space ...
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Gigaset QV830 ADB driver searching

I have a Gigaset QV830 tablet and try to install its ADB driver to use it for development. I have also tried it with universal installer, but it says isn't compatible. I visited manufacturer's site, ...
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Using FFMPEG on Android to crop a video into a smaller square does not crop at exact x,y [migrated]

I'm using ffmpeg -y -i in.mp4 -filter:v crop: 720:720:0:0 O -threads 5 -preset ultrafast -strict -2 out.mp4 the original video is on a Samsung S3 and I want to cut it to a square 720x720 starting at ...
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Whatsapp traffic analyzed by WireShark

how to know info about the person I chat with in the Whatsapp by analyzing traffic got by WireShark Software where is he located at the moment of chatting. regards, Samad
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What does shared file transfer speed depends on?

I have discovered that I can transfer shared files from my PC to my Android phone.I am using ES File Explorer, and I was wondering what the transfer speed depends on? For example, if I start ...
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Android SDK Manager - Do you need to install all android platforms? [migrated]

I just recently downloaded the Android SDK. I opened the Android SDK Manager and selected everything for download. I recognized that it will take a lot of time. Therefore, I am wondering whether I ...
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Can I globally set all Android apps to prefer WiFi for data? [migrated]

My cellular carrier just alerted me that we've exceeded our data usage. They show that I used more than 500MB at once a few days ago at a time when I was at home in bed, and the phone in range of my ...
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WiFi GamePad App from Android Device to Android Device

Does anybody know an app for Android Devices to use my phone as a gamepad for my tablet. I'm using my tablet as a "Smart TV" with a HDMI cable connected to my TV, and i wanna play games. P.S. The ...
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How do I right-click when connected to my Windows 7 PC from my Android Tablet?

I have installed on my Acer Iconia 10 Android Tablet the Microsoft Remote Dektop application. I've successfully connected to my PC from my Tablet, and now I have a really, really basic question - ...
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Turn off Google Voice forwarding when using home Wi-Fi [migrated]

I use Google Voice to forward phone calls to my Android phone. But when I am at home, I would like to save voice minutes by not having to answer phone using my voice plan. Is there a way to ...
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Download multiple branches to the same directory using repo

repo is a python script that manages cyanogenmod source code download. to download cm-10.1 branch, repo command is, cd ~/cm-10.1 repo init -u https://github.com/CyanogenMod/android.git -b ...
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Trying to show 100 splash screens for according to battery percentage

I am trying to show an empty battery with some red color at bottom(like in moto g) when the battery is discharged. I am able to show a static image for that, but if I use many images to show the ...
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Treat android camera as a webcam?

So here is the deal: I have a computer vision project on my head and I need to use external camera, because integrated one (in a laptop) is just not comfortable for testing. It would be great if I ...
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How do I configure Microsoft Remote Desktop to remote into my PC from my Android tablet?

I have installed the Microsoft remote desktop app from the Google play store, and ran it while I was at home, and it worked fine; I have a wireless cable modem router, so I added and configured a ...