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    It worked perfectly - thank you!
     

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    Touchless Control is fascinating but still has a few wrinkles to iron out.

    I originally had it setup with Call while locked checked. It puts out a warning message that others may make calls through your phone that you are not aware of.

    Over five days three calls were made that I was not aware of and they were probably made as the result of someone saying something on the TV.

    Of course one of them was to someone I REALLY don't want to talk to.

    I turned Call when locked off and have had no unknown calls since then.

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    LOL! Why not just delete that person from your contacts.;)
     
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    Then it would be an unknown caller and he might pick up the call, rather than knowing it is someone he wants to avoid.

    Keep your friends close and your enemies closer!
     
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    If you attempt to do anything in Play Store and get the "No Connection Retry" screen the fix is simple.

    In system settings go to Settings | Date & time and make sure Automatic date & time is checked.

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    I know this is old, but I found it funny because I ordered my MAXX last night (through Comcast via phone) and the rep asked me if I was aware of the $30 activation fee. I said, "Yes, but if I wasn't aware of it, would you waive it?" He said no, but paying it does provide us with things such as the ability to talk to a store rep to get training on our device. I had to refrain myself from bursting out in laughter at that comment.
     
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    My seeting right now is very fast:
    Settings>developer option>window animation scale: 1x
    transition animation scale: animation off
    Animation duration scale: animation scale 1x

    to get developer option you must go to:
    About phone>Build Number and click on Build number about 3x

    using Nova premium at the moment
    also have big launcher
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    Welcome to Android Forums.

    Your Tip is a restatement of ... Animation Speed ... that suggests .5x, .5x, and .5x.

    I also use Nova Launcher Prime and highly recommend it to everyone.

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    The meenova Mini Micro Card SD Reader works well with the Droid Maxx. To test I pulled the SD-Ext card from my deactivated Droid Bionic and read it direct on the Droid Maxx.

    When initially plugged in the (blue) lights blink for a while as it is recognized by the system and then the lights are on steady.

    The sound files and video files are integrated into the various tables when the lights stop blinking.

    It comes with a micro to standard USB adapter but no cover is provided for the standard USB plug. There is a cover for the micro plug on the reader.

    Support for these devices was returned in 4.4.4.

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    When I got the Droid Maxx I could not believe how fast it would power on. It was simply astonishing.

    Today I took some measurements that I find very interesting ...

    Droid X - 3m 50s
    Droid Bionic - 2m 12s
    Droid Maxx - 31s

    ... Thom
     
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    I have the meenova and also the leefbridge memory add on. Both work great for me also. I agree on the speed of the boot on the Maxx. In fact I find almost everything about this phone amazing, even coming from the DX and Bionic like you. What I cannot understand is why people are not climbing over each other to get this phone. IMHO it is the best out there by far.
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    This procedure removes temporary files does not delete any files or settings ...

    With Maxx powered off
    Press Volume Down and Power for 2-3 seconds and release

    Display -- AP Fastboot Flash Mode
    Press Volume Down to select Recovery
    Press Volume Up to select

    Display -- Motorola logo and then Exclamation mark logo
    Press Volume Up for 10-15 seconds
    While still holding Volume Up press Power and release both

    Display -- Android System Recovery
    Press Volume Down four times to select Wipe cache partition
    Press Power to select

    Maxx will perform the cache partition wipe and then boot normally.

    Under 4.4.4 this will take from 4.5min to 6.5min to complete.

    ... Thom
     
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    Just a quick note that there was an update to play services during this first week of November 2013. The update to Play Services disabled "Android device manager" from Device Administrators, even if you had already manually set it. If you are depending on this service, please go into Settings->Security & Screen Lock -> Device administration and make sure that Android Device Manager is checked.
     
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    Thank you ... I updated the original message with your information.

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    The bad news about this is that Google Play Services updates are stealthy - you have no idea that they are updated - so I guess that we'll all have to do periodic checks to make sure that this is updated going forward.
     
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    In Jelly Bean Developer Options default to being on.
    In Kit Kat Developer Options default to being off.

    To turn on Developer Options ...

    Go to Settings | About phone
    Tap Build number seven (7) times

    The {} Developer options item will appear in the menu right above About phone.

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    Support for USB devices was returned in 4.4.4. You can now plug a memory stick into an adapter cable and have it accessible for read/writes from your phone. You can also use an external adapter to support read/writes to a SD memory card plugged into it.

    You should not simply plug the external device in and unplug it when done. Instead ... go to ... Settings | Storage | USB DISK STORAGE/USBDISK

    Use the Mount USB Disk when connecting the external device.
    When done use Unmount USB Disk and when it completes disconnect.

    (Obviously they are not disks.)

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    If you try to record a video using the camera app and receive a message that says that media cannot be captured, this is due to a recent update to the Google Search/Now app and because you have enabled "Ok Google" hotword detection on the Google Search/Google Now app. This is not to be confused with Touchless Controls on the Maxx - that continues to work fine and does not interfere with recording video.

    What is happening is that the Google Search app is holding the microphone open and is not allowing the camera app to use it.

    To re-enable video recording, go to the "Google" app in the app drawer, touch the three dot menu control in the bottom right, choose "Settings", "Voice", "OK Google detection", and turn off the option "From any screen" and "From lock screen".
     
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    Droid Maxx - Safe Mode

    You can enter Safe Mode when powered on or powered off.

    When powered on ...
    Press Power button.
    When Power Off dialog appears ... long tap dialog
    When Reboot to safe mode dialog appears ... tap OK

    When powered off ...
    Press Power button for a few seconds.
    When phone vibrates press and hold Volume Down
    When Safe Mode appears on the lower left corner of the screen release the Volume Down button.

    ... Thom
     
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