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Top 5 Forum: Android development support, recover lost SMS and more

Even with all the madness of CES that has only just subsided, our readers still found time to make their presence felt in the forum. We've got an interesting bag this week, so if you haven't contributed to the top five forum threads from last week, now is your chance.

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Android Development Tutorial

Our Android Extraordinaire, Henrique Rocha, has been running a new series here about how to develop Android apps, a topic close to many of our readers' hearts. This new thread is a sideline to the article series, where you can ask questions, make requests or clarify functions with the man himself.

Emulators, forumlas, functions, exceptions - if you need help, just ask! / © stock.exchng

Recover deleted text messages

We've all done a hatchet job on our inbox at one point or another, only to realize we've deleted some important text messages we'd rather not have lost. Did you now you can still recover texts that you've deleted. No voodoo required, just a clever app or two. If you need help, check out this thread.

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Whoops. If you've deleted text messages by mistake, you can still get them back. / © AndroidPIT

How to remove old devices from Play Store ''Devices'' list

Everyone's got a few devices on the Google Play ''Devices'' list that don't really count anymore. Maybe you lost it, sold it, passed it on or just borrowed someone else's phone for long enough to install an app on your Google account, only to have it appear on your Devices list forever. Follow our guide to get rid of those irrelevant devices from your Google record.

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''Huh? But I only have two Androids, not six!'' Hide those old devices.  / © AndroidPIT/Google

New Year's resolutions

It seems that as January warms up everyone is starting to take their new year resolutions less and less seriously. Apparently, most resolutions lose their urgency after a few short weeks and lie dormant until next December 31st. Check out our lists of resolutions along with some common ones and a few jokes too.

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We think we're original, but we're not. Come fail on your resolutions with us! / © CityMomsBlog

Hard Reset the Nexus 5

One of the best smartphones of 2013, the Nexus 5 will stay in the top five for a while yet. It seems a lot got gifted last month because this forum thread has seen a spike in views over the last couple of weeks. It's simple, it clean sup weird bugs and gremlins and even frees up a little space if you're lucky. Good housecleaning, now there's a resolution for you.

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Resetting your Nexus 5 will wipe the slate clean: for a fresh start! / © AndroidPIT
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