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  • If you are rooted, I suggest you get the Stickmount app from Play. It's specifically for Nexus tablets, but it works with some other devices too. As far as I know, there isn't an easy way to do it if you aren't rooted. 

    6 days 5 hours ago

  • The PRL is the Preferred Roaming List for CDMA phones like Sprint or Verizon. It basically tells your device the information it needs to contact to cell towers in your location and improve your coverage. Since the towers’ frequencies aren’t all the same, you will need a new PRL for the different frequencies.

    3 weeks 6 days ago

  • The easiest way is to go to Android Drawer and look for older apks. If you find the one you want, uninstall the updated app from your device and install the new/old version. Make sure to turn off auto-updates.

    4 weeks 5 days ago

  • Yes it can, or at least some of the devices can. I’m not sure about all of the others, but the LG G watch can be rooted after you unlock the boot loader and enable ADB debugging. It looks pretty easy if you are at all familiar with rooting an Android device.

    4 weeks 6 days ago

  • This is a new feature still in beta that was just added to Chromecast, or perhaps it be more proper to say it was just added to some Android devices. Unless you have a top tier or Nexus device from Samsung, HTC or LG, you can’t do this...yet. If you have have a 4.4.2+ device, this feature will probably be added for it in the future.

    5 weeks 1 day ago

  • Keep in mind that the people pulling that data off used devices are experts, it isn’t as if Joe Schmoe can just push a button and your deleted information pops back up. Still to be safe, prior to wiping the device with a factory reset, simply encrypt your device.

    7 weeks 4 days ago

  • You are also going to need the app:

    9 weeks 3 days ago

  • The data shows that they will. There has been a significant decrease in robberies of Apple devices since the company implemented a “kill switch” in iOS 7.

    9 weeks 6 days ago

  • Below I've posted a list of commonly used Chrome OS keyboard shortcuts. You can find a complete list here: Ctrl+N - Open a new window Ctrl+Shift+N Open a new window in incognito mode Ctrl+T - Open a new tab Ctrl+O - Open a file in the browser

    10 weeks 6 days ago

  • Toggle off/on airplane mode and see if that resolves it. If it doesn't, open Beautiful Widgets and go into Widget Configurations>Widget Settings. You should see an option to "use local time." Toggle this setting to off, and it should use system time instead of whatever source it is using currently. Hope this helps.

    13 weeks 5 days ago

  • In general, RAM is like money - more is better. However, Android has actually gotten better with 4.4 at running smoothly on lower powered devices. One of the downsides of older versions of Android was that the lower end and midrange devices could be pretty janky, and it got worse over time.

    14 weeks 6 days ago

  • It is very easy to avoid. Don’t allow adult sites to install APKs on your device and you will be fine. While I question the choice of a smartphone for this type of activity anyway, you really have to unlock the door, hand the bad guys your key, and make them some tea after you invite them in to do what they will.

    16 weeks 5 days ago

  • You generally need to flash a custom kernel in order to overclock a CPU. You do not need to flash a custom ROM to do it (although you may do both, of course).

    17 weeks 4 days ago

  • I have read about this on a number of forums. It seemed to be more Verizon S5s than others, but that could have just been because Verizon is a big company and has moved more units.

    18 weeks 10 hours ago

  • I would stick with a PIN or pattern lock to secure your phone. Is fingerprint lock going to be sufficient most of the time? Yes. Is a fingerprint lock as secure as a strong PIN or complex pattern lock? No.

    18 weeks 4 days ago

  • While it isn’t a visible softkey, the menu key is still accessible. Just long press the softkey on the left (the multitasking key, I think they call it) and it will function like a normal menu key. There shouldn’t be too many apps left that still use it, but you might need it for older apps that haven’t been updated.

    19 weeks 6 days ago

  • I know nothing about that particular device or manufacturer, so this is going to be generic advice. Hopefully it might still help you. First thing, try a battery pull (if possible) then try to boot up again. Maybe you will get lucky and that will work. If not, try to boot into recovery.

    20 weeks 3 days ago

  • Sometimes you do everything right and still get burned.

    20 weeks 6 days ago

  • I’m not sure what the precise problem is, but there are a few current Android devices that don’t support XBox Music offline play, including the Moto X, Moto G, and Droid Max.

    20 weeks 6 days ago

  • I'm not sure why the updated caused many S4 users to experience this issue with the update, but fixing it may be the easiest solution to a problem ever. Hold down your power button and reboot your S4. When it restarts the apps should "magically" reappear.

    21 weeks 3 days ago

  • 90% aluminium means 10% not aluminum. The very top is not aluminum (nor are the glass bits obviously). I am not certain, but I suspect the antennas for WiFi and cellular make use of the plastic part at the top of the phone for a stronger signal. HTC has made aluminum Android phones for years now, and are very good at it.

    21 weeks 6 days ago

  • There are reports of production delays related to the new camera design. I’m not sure whether that will delay the release, or just result in fewer units on hand. There have been reports that it will be go on sale in all markets on April 11, 2014 but I take that with a grain of salt.

    23 weeks 6 days ago

  • Android Authority has a good basic guide for setting up a VPN on your device. The short version is that you need a VPN provider, some of which are free, and then you need to go into your Settings, then go to Wireless and Networks>VPN.

    24 weeks 6 days ago

  • The F3 has a locked bootloader, so that makes it hard to do much with it. That’s why there aren’t any custom ROMs as far as I know, but you can still root it and make it a dramatically more useful handset. I just checked on LG’s website, and the only thing currently available for download that I saw was the USB driver.

    25 weeks 5 days ago

  • This is easy to accomplish, and you already have all of the tools on your device. I can’t remember which was the first version of Android to support it, but if you go into your security settings then “encryption”, there should be an option to encrypt your SD card.

    26 weeks 6 hours ago

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