What is the best way to get help?

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What is the best way for someone still new to Android to get help in the Android world?
I mean AFTER they research on the boards and the net in general.

Because I search and search to try to fix things myself because I don't like to ask for help if I can avoid it but some problems I run into a dead end.
And when I post to get help on different boards I hardly ever get responses even to say something like, 'Yeah I had the same problem, tried this but didn't work' or
something like 'didn't happen on mine but this similar thing did' or ' I don't know but did you look at this or try this'.
It seems like a lot in the Android community isn't very helpful. I've had a lot more help in the past when I had Windows problems from that community.
 

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What is the best way for someone still new to Android to get help in the Android world?
I mean AFTER they research on the boards and the net in general.

Because I search and search to try to fix things myself because I don't like to ask for help if I can avoid it but some problems I run into a dead end.
And when I post to get help on different boards I hardly ever get responses even to say something like, 'Yeah I had the same problem, tried this but didn't work' or
something like 'didn't happen on mine but this similar thing did' or ' I don't know but did you look at this or try this'.
It seems like a lot in the Android community isn't very helpful. I've had a lot more help in the past when I had Windows problems from that community.

Sorry to hear that no one was willing to help you in the past, what is your query and I can maybe have a go at answering it?
 

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We do try to help out as much as possible but sometimes we don't have an answer for a particular issue.

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I can understand that but sometimes someone posting what they might do if it were their device can shake loose an idea that might work in the back and forth posting.
 

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Agreed and we do try to get to as many threads as we can.

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It's not that people are actively refusing to answer your question. It's more that your situation isn't particularly common, on a device that isn't commonly encountered on these forums, that is also modified by root and Xposed. I could post a response like, "Sorry, I'm not sure what to tell you," but I don't think that would be any more helpful.

If I come up with any bright ideas, I'll let you know.

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Sometimes when I can't find the answer through the forums, I will do a Google search for the problem that I am having.

Like others said, if it is an uncommon problem then it might be hard to resolve. Or sometimes it might get lost in the mix. You can bump the original thread occasionally if you don't get a response.

Sometimes less common devices can be harder, and also Android Central doesn't deal heavily with rooting.

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I only come and ask in the forums when I have exhausted any other way.

But my original question on this thread wasn't referring to A Central in particular. I meant in general becuase I get this on most forums I post on.
Especially over at XDA. And those guys are majorly into development and modification. Yet I usually don't get much responses there either.
And even if my device is older or not as common doesn't mean nobody else has ever encountered a problem I run into.

As far as the Xposed framework, when it installs it gives you a way to pull it out of the system entirely. Which I tried but the problem was still there.
 

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So after you have aired your general misgivings, how about asking the question itself, complete with info on what device, what Android version, etc. ? We haven't a clue what you're on about.
 

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The main problem you're having, as I see it, is that most people won't post a "sorry, I have no answer for you" post. It's assumed that if your post is being read (there a read count) and not being answered it's because no one has an answer. I've even gone as far as to post things along the lines of "it could be ...", or "that really can't be answered on a forum, someone has to look at the phone", but I don't think in all the years I've been posting on various help forums (and when I started using computer networks, the only one in existence was the one run by DARPA, so it's been a long time), or even Usenet and bulletin boards before that, I've ever made a "sorry, I have no answer" post. It's just assumed - or, at least I assume - that a post that's been read but not answered has been read by people who have no answer.

And, no, I have no answer for this one either. I downloaded a few apps like Cell Mapper and I tried Yelp (and expanded the map) and the API itself appears to be working. Try Coverage Mapper. It's not a great app, but it appears to use Google's API, and it's working at the moment, so if it doesn't work on your phone, the problem is in the phone. (Make sure you turn GPS on, either before you run the app or when it asks you too if it's running and GPS is off.) Some apps won't look for a map if they don't know where you are.
 

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What is the best way for someone still new to Android to get help in the Android world?
I mean AFTER they research on the boards and the net in general.

Because I search and search to try to fix things myself because I don't like to ask for help if I can avoid it but some problems I run into a dead end.
And when I post to get help on different boards I hardly ever get responses even to say something like, 'Yeah I had the same problem, tried this but didn't work' or
something like 'didn't happen on mine but this similar thing did' or ' I don't know but did you look at this or try this'.
It seems like a lot in the Android community isn't very helpful. I've had a lot more help in the past when I had Windows problems from that community.

It also helps if you post in the thread your full spec`s like you have done in your post

Like:

Phone.
Carrier.
OS version.
Rooted or not.
things like that, this way other guys don`t need to keep asking those questions to help out more.
 

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