KitKat 4.4 :: Nexus 4 Messaging App

Nov 24, 2013

My Nexus 4 was just upgraded to the android Kit Kat version via OTA. However, I am having problems with the stock messaging app. No matter what app I choose as the default messaging app Textra or ChompSMS, the pop-up notification for the stock messaging app always shows up, despite the fact that I have already turned the notification off on the stock messaging app. This means I am getting two pop-ups each time I get a text message.

KitKat 4.4 :: Nexus 4 Messaging App


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KitKat 4.4 :: Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) Behind Firewall?

Nov 15, 2013

easy way to use GCM (push message on Android for Gmail, Hangouts, etc.) behind a firewall?

The problem is not that companies want to block GCM, they are just unaware of the fact that their firewall is blocking it by default. GCM uses ports 5228, 5229 & 5230 which are almost always blocked on corporate networks. This means push messages don't come through. It also seriously screws with Hangouts (when I open the app random messages come though while others don't; this results in only being able to see parts of conversations).

Response from Google is to request the ports to be opened. This is not an option as I work as a consultant and move between clients. I can't get them all to open up the ports.

Google is seriously hampering the use of Android and Google services for professional use by using non-standard ports. I don't understand why they are not openly pushing for the ports to be opened by default or use standard ports (could also just be as a fallback if the preferred ports are blocked).I can't use Hangouts professionally now (which I would prefer over Skype).

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KitKat 4.4 :: Nexus 4 - Suddenly Can't Open WAV And MP3

Feb 19, 2014

I'm suddenly having trouble opening up audio attachments/files. Running a Nexus 4 - OS 4.4.2. I get my work voicemail as e-mail attachments in .wav format. Up until today I was able to just tap on the attachment, and it would download and start playing. Now it says "No app can open this attachment for viewing". If I go into the Downloads and try to open it up, it says, "Can't open file". Same if I try and open up a mp3 that's in Downloads. However, opening a PDF or Excel file from Downloads or straight from email works just fine. If I go into the music player I can open up the .wav and .mp3 files from Downloads just fine.

I tried restarting a few times, and also tried clearing the app cache with no luck. What should I try next?

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KitKat 4.4 :: No Sound Nexus 4 After Android 4.3

Sep 12, 2013

My phone working fine three months back after upgrading android 4.3.

Now suddenly no sound during incoming call and outgoing call also phone ring not working, i tried many option but its not working also i went to LG service center they are saying its android problem i am getting disappoint with google and LG service don't know what to do.

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KitKat 4.4 :: Nexus 10 Not Playing Any Videos

Nov 19, 2013

I'm having problems with my nexus 10. It wont play any videos when I'm running cyanogenmod for android android 4.4. It can't play any videos online or files. I tried another ROM for android 4.4 and it still won't work. It works fine on android 4.3 or any custom Roms for it. I'll include a video for it in the next post.

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KitKat 4.4 :: App Data Sync On Nexus 4

Apr 28, 2014

I can not get my app data to sync on my nexus 4. Under my Google account it says there is a sync error.

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KitKat 4.4 :: Downloads Not Showing Up - Nexus 4

Mar 23, 2014

I have a new (replacement) Nexus 4 and for some reason my Download folder isn't showing up some files. It shows a jpg but not the three pdfs 've just downloaded. When I look through ES File Explorer they are there, but they do not show in Downloads app.

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KitKat 4.4 :: How To Take Screenshots While Connecting Nexus 7 And PC Via USB

Dec 13, 2013

my environments:
Nexus 7 (2013) - Android 4.4.2 - Language Japanese
PC - Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

While connecting Nexus 7 and PC (Windows) via USB cable, after taking a screenshot on Nexus 7 (using Power + VolumeDown), a png-file of Screenshot is saved, but its file-size is zero (of course, png graphics is not shown).

Once USB cable is unplugged, the png-file gets correct file-size, and png graphics is visible.

I hope taking screenshots while connecting Nexus and PC.

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General :: Installing Rom To Nexus 4 (Kitkat 4.4)?

Dec 3, 2013

Installing Rom to Nexus 4 (Kitkat 4.4)?

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KitKat 4.4 :: Nexus 4 - Reverting Back To 4.3?

Dec 2, 2013

Some issues are correctable through doing a factory wipe. Other issues can be corrected through reloading the image from Google's own factory image repository. However, some things (in particular the battery drain issue) seems to be an issue within 4.4 itself, and the only solution I've found has been to revert from 4.4 to 4.3.

So I'm posting this thread and asking the more knowledgeable users here on AndroidForums to post clear, concise directions for acquiring and flashing these devices back to the Google "factory image".

The reason I'm asking for the community to pitch in is that the instructions I've seen are kind of scattered, are not necessarily up to date, and they can and do vary depending on whether you're doing this with Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, or with Mac OS X, or with Linux.

I was able to re-flash my Nexus 4 in Lion back to 4.3, but I had to do editing of bash shell scripts and even then had to issue the execution of the appropriate shell script from the exact right spot or else it couldn't find the command, or couldn't execute the command. The directions on Google's site were incomplete, and the ones I found on various message boards seemed more like an author's "best guess" than authoritative "you can trust that this will work" workflows.

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KitKat 4.4 :: Nexus 4 Unhiding Hidden Apps?

Mar 12, 2014

I downloaded the app FVD and was asked if I wanted to hide this app in the app drawer. I clicked yes and now cannot access the app. I see it under settings/app/downloaded/ or all, but can't launch it. How do access it after its hidden? I have read threads on this subject but it seems like it does not apply to my phone seeing how I do not have a menu key to click once in the apps drawer.

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KitKat 4.4 :: Nexus 4 - Flash Player On Rooted 4.4.2?

Jan 26, 2014

Is there a easy way to get flash player on a rooted stock android 4.4.2. I don't want to use dolphin browser for flash player.

Nexus 4 using Tapatalk

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KitKat 4.4 :: Nexus 7 - Lockscreen Chromecast Controls?

Nov 16, 2013

Since my Nexus 7 updated to 4.4 I have noticed that whatever I am watching on Netflix (for example) instead of creating a small square on the lockscreen with play/pause (like in 4.3) now fills the entire screen, looks distorted and the play/pause does not always display properly.

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KitKat 4.4 :: Nexus 5 - Gmail Sync Will Not Stay On

Apr 7, 2014

I've gone into settings on my Nexus 5, and everything is checked right. Auto sync is on under data usage, and under the Google account. I've tried deleting and re-adding them etc.

Been googling this all day and none of the answers I've found have worked.

Every time I open Gmail, at the top it says "account sync is turned off"

How do I get it to stay on? Or is this a glitch I'm just gonna have to get used to/wait for a fix.

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KitKat 4.4 :: Nexus 5 - Multiple Accounts On Gmail App?

Dec 25, 2013

google nexus 5. I am wondering how to set up multiple accounts on the gmail app. I have been trying and cannot find an option to do so like in the stock email app. On the playstore it says that thw gmail app can manage multiple accounts but I just cant find the option

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KitKat 4.4 :: Nexus 5 - Widgets Stop Working

Dec 18, 2013

My Nexus 5 has been great but many of the widgets freeze regularly especially any with a clock or weather. I've did re-installs on them and it continues to happen. The clock and/or weather will update for a while and then after a few hours will freeze in time. I have everything stock still but did try a few custom launchers including nova & apex to see if it occurred with them as well and it did so I went back to stock. I did a hard reset and they began working for a few days then back to the same issue today. I've tried everything I can think of. The problem is consistent and with every widget no matter the developer. Those for sure affected are HD Widgets, Beautiful Widgets, PolyClock (a world clock), and RetroClock. I'm assuming this is a kitkat compatibility issue but do not know for sure.

I also have a Nexus 7 (2013) and Nexus 10. The 7 hasn't been affected at all but the 10 has it intermittently. All 3 devices have updated to 4.4.2

This is very annoying as widgets are one of the primary thing that sets Android apart from iOS for me.

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KitKat 4.4 :: Nexus 5 Stuck In Fastboot Mode

Dec 29, 2013

When I try to start the device normally it gets stuck on the loading screen with the animation.

I go into that bootloader mode and try to restore it to wipe/restore it to factory settings but I get this: [URL] .....

I must have done something wrong when trying to root the phone...what I've done and why wiping the data isn't working.

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KitKat 4.4 :: Disable Autolock By Cover In Nexus 7

Dec 19, 2013

I'm using nexus 7 2013 version and use a cover from nikkin. This my cover is able to lock screen when I close the cover. But I don't like this feature and want to disable that. How can I do?

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KitKat 4.4 :: Nexus 5 Camera Flash Grayed Out Even With HDR+ Off

Dec 12, 2013

Just upgraded nexus 5 to 4.4.2and the flash control is greyed out even with HDR+ deselected. I tested the flash by sheilding light with my hand and it works (on auto) just greyed out cant change from auto to manual. Pretty ordinary if you ask me. would like to force flash on on occasion.

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General :: Nexus 7 2013 / Kitkat 4.4.2 - Can't Connect To Web

Jan 21, 2014

I have enjoyed my nexus 7 2103, on 4.4.2, for a few weeks now. I got adblockplus to clean up my browsing. My office wifi wasn't letting me ssh tunnel to my home server, so I set up hotspot vpn shield, but it limits usage in the free version. So I grabbed connectbot and proxydroid to get in, root using wugfresh to make those work properly. Got what I needed from the home server, shut it down, and headed for home.

So I got home, and Chrome now says Unable to connect to proxy server. So I made sure connectbot and proxyserver were not connected, and deleted the profiles I'd set up. No luck. Deleted the apps. No luck. Deleted the apps, no luck. Turned off ad block plus and deleted that, no luck. Cleared out hotspot vpn shield, deleted, nothing.

So I tried factory reset, no luck. Then I read that some people have had luck reinstalling those apps that changed proxy settings, which hasn't worked for me yet. I've tried restoring the backup I made preroot, no luck.

What can I do to get my nexus back online? I finally found the proxy settings under kitkat (totally different than older versions, you press and hold the network name, NOT intuitive). I'm back online, and will tell my self I'll be more careful in the future. But I won't be.

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General :: Spoofing MAC Address On Nexus 7 FLO With KitKat?

Dec 7, 2013

I recently bought a Nexus 7 Flo tablet running the latest Android 4.4. I've since been trying to spoof a MAC address on it, but for some reason the wireless card seems to refuse to use the spoofed mac no matter what I do.

There's a more detailed discussion what I've tried in android.stackexchange.com/questions/57922/wifi-network-not-accessible-with-modified-mac-address (forum won't let me link), but I'll repeat the main points here. I have tried both ip link set wlan0 address XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX and busybox ifconfig wlan0 hw ether XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX. They both result in the MAC address being changed as far as I can tell from the output of ip link and busybox ifconfig, but when connecting to a network with MAC filtering with the spoofed MAC address being allowed, the device fails to connect. /sys/class/net/wlan0/address also shows the spoofed address. If I use the device's stock MAC and add this to the filter on the AP, then the device connects successfully.

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General :: Nexus 5 - Permission Manager For KitKat?

Nov 14, 2013

I'm on the Nexu5 and was wondering whether or not the permissions manager was reachable through Kit Kat? I've tried the usual permission manager / App Ops stuff from the Play Store and nothing seems to work. Is there a way to access it or did they take it back away with Kit Kat?

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General :: Nexus 7 - Kitkat Second User Cannot Get Location

Dec 4, 2013

Using custom kitKat ROM on nexus 7 and it's great. The only problem I have is that the full 2nd user cannot find the location in weather apps or GPS test BUT... 2nd user can get location using Google maps???

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KitKat 4.4 :: Nexus 4 - Major Phone Crash?

Nov 21, 2013

My Nexus 4 (purchased directly from Google) automatically downloaded the latest update today. I installed it, and everything crashed. My phone is now caught in a continual re-boot loop. It gets as far as the little dead robot, and then stops with the message "No command", holds for a bit, and then starts the reboot again. Has been doing this for the last half hour or so.

How can I break the cycle, or reset, or something? Anything?

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KitKat 4.4 :: Nexus 7 - Yahoo Mail Not Working After Upgrade?

Nov 27, 2013

My brother in law has an original Nexus 7. He got the OTA today and after alowing it to install his Yahoo mail stopped working. They tried to clear cache, ppower on and off... I told them to uninstall from the Apps in settings, but the uninstall button and the force stop button aren't highlighted.

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KitKat 4.4 :: Why Does Nexus Say No Account Is Currently Storing Backup Data

Dec 16, 2013

And it's grayed out so I can't add an account.

The phone is signed into my Google account. At least I think it is - it's rather confusing how many different things the phone can be signed into.

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KitKat 4.4 :: Can't Change Contact Photos - Nexus 5 And 7 (2013)

Mar 14, 2014

When I go to change or assign a contact photo, I'm prompted like always to crop the photo I've selected. Once the crop is made and I hit done, an error message at the bottom is posted. "Edited photo can't be saved" and the photo is not assigned. This is something new that has just developed recently and seems to be specific to 4.4.2 on my 2 different Nexus devices.The only work around is to change the photo through gmail on my PC.

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KitKat 4.4 :: Nexus 4 And 7 - How To Revert Back To Jelly Bean

Nov 26, 2013

How do I revert my Nexus 4&7 back to Jellybean after kitkat update!!

Update: I found this after initial post, any knowledgeable comments on this procedure from those who have actually revert a Google device?

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KitKat 4.4 :: Nexus 5 - Send Regular Texts As Pictures Sometimes?

Nov 24, 2013

I just picked up the Nexus 5 a week ago and other than battery life and Hangouts I think the phone is awesome! Anyways I'm having a weird intermittent problem when I send texts through Hangouts and I'm not sure whats causing the issue. I've had Hangouts send roughly a dozen texts through thinking they were picture texts. I've had my friends answer me back saying "I didn't receive the picture", and I never tried to send a pic?I'm also not really keen on Hangouts, whats a simple to use, bug free messaging app?

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KitKat 4.4 :: Nexus 5 - Sort And Group Photos On Android?

Jan 27, 2014

I went on a small trip yesterday and thought i'd group and name my photos on my nexus 5. However, i came to the conclusion that i can't.... or did i miss something?

I mean, i simply wanted to put the photos in one folder, name this folder, and voilaaa. but no way. I used the defaut "photo" app that came with kitkat, (i disabled the "gallery" app, given it makes no point to have two apps that do the same in one place).

the only solution i found is then to backup my photos on G+, put them in one folder there, and only now in "photos" i can see them as an album...

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