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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mturk, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. mturk

    mturk Lurker
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    I know how to use something like Default App Manager Lite to change the default apps, but for each category - e.g., the default music player - the choice of default apps is provided by the system and limited. How can I set ANY app to be the default? For example, say I want Gmail to be the default music app - how could I do that?


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    What phone/tablet are you asking about?

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  3. mturk

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    It's now in my profile - SGS3 on CM10.2.0.

    Though I assumed this was a relatively device-independent question - perhaps not?
  4. Digital Controller

    Digital Controller The Real Bass Creator

    And it is device independent for the most part. It usually has a lot to do with the version of Android you are on.

    Typically you can just go into the Settings > Apps > Choose a particular application then clear defaults to change the default application for what you want for something.
  5. Thread moved to area dedicated for your device (if needed). Always a good source of information.

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  6. mturk

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    No, clearing defaults in "Settings / Apps / App info" does not do what I'm asking about. That allows you to make a new choice for default app - but the choices are still limited to certain apps (e.g., the apps that are considered to be music players, or internet browsers, or whatever). I want to set ANY app to be the (for example) default music player, not just the few apps that are offered to me.
  7. mturk

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    Seems like this thread will die here. It's not a SGS3 question, but a general Android question.
  8. Can0dope

    Can0dope Android Enthusiast

    Like @mturk said, I doubt you'll find an answer here... I would go ask this question on XDA. You'd be a lot more likely to get the answer you're looking for there.

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