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Should we have a canonical question for “How to make built-in software from device X work on device Y”?

Now and then I have seen people try to do absurd things like "try to make the system music app from a Galaxy S4 work on a Nexus 5". Also, there may be other examples. I have seen these things ...
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Should we have a canonical question for retrieving data from devices with broken screens?

Lately I have noticed a TON of these questions. It seems to me that the process is basically the same for any device —use ADB to pull files, or install a custom recovery and do a Nandroid ...
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When will my device get Android L?

I know we don't have a codename yet, but I'm already seeing rumors about what devices will get the next version of Android, so I've created a "When will my device..." Community Wiki question. When ...
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Should we have a canonical question about Android batteries?

I struggled for a while reading this question where the OP was asking for a consistent answer about the Android battery, battery calibration and battery usage. He pointed out several answers from ...
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Handling questions about using device X on carrier Y

As some of you may have noticed, I recently posted a community wiki question/answer Can I use my device on a different carrier? My intent in doing this was to try to pare down the number of questions ...
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What to do about “what's new in <version #>” questions

Case in point: https://android.stackexchange.com/questions/13858/whats-new-in-2-3-6-on-the-nexus-one There are others, however. (This particular question is way too specific, asking about a bug ...
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Do we need/want a general “how do I SIM-unlock my phone” type question?

This bad answer to a valid question (mods may have cleaned it up as a non-answer by the time you get there) prompted me to think that we already have a handful of questions about removing the SIM-lock,...