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Do AOSP users have "usernames"?

As this relevant Stack Overflow question revision demonstrates, calling $USER inside a terminal (like Termux) provides a username like u0_a272. However, every application developer I've spoken to ...

applications sandboxing  
user avatar asked by RokeJulianLockhart Score of 2
user avatar answered by Robert Score of 5

Customise Android phone for someone with Dementia

I have a parent with Dementia, who has always struggled with technology but we need a way of Calling them Tracking them Allow them to make calls They do not need all the functionality of a ...

user avatar asked by DJM Score of 2
user avatar answered by Rohit Gupta Score of 1

Using fingerprint authentication only for contactless payment (especially Google Pay)

I'm using a recently bought Samsung Galaxy S23FE, which I mostly bought because my previous phone didn't have NFC and couldn't be used for contactless payment. What I'd like to do, is to use the ...

samsung fingerprint google-pay  
user avatar asked by Nathan.Eilisha Shiraini Score of 2
user avatar answered by Rohit Gupta Score of 0

Formatting Micro SD card issue

I'm trying to format a 64GB Micro SD card into 70% portable storage and 30% internal storage. My phone runs Android 6, it's rooted with Magisk and I installed TWRP. Unfortunately, I can't successfully ...

samsung external-sd adoptable-storage formatting  
user avatar asked by Letus252 Score of 1

How can I get rid of rounded screen corners?

I have a Pixel 7a running Android 13, Magisk Rooted, and PixelBlaster-OS custom ROM. I want to remove the rounding on the corner of the screen. Even after issuing the command su settings put secure ...

lock-screens screen google-pixel android-13  
user avatar asked by Madam Herta Score of 1

Made My Android Samsung Phone Screen Strectched

I previously did this on Windows Laptop and I didn't know how to do it in Android Phone. On Windows Laptop (using AMD GPU): I downloaded CRU (Custom Resolution Utility) and extracted the zip folder. ...

screen samsung-galaxy-s-23  
user avatar asked by zyxwvut 13 years old Score of 1

Android Phone Won't Turn On

I just recently had an issue with my phone. It's a Samsung Galaxy A51 (not the 5G, SM-A515U) from Xfinity Mobile (Android 13). Unfortunately, the screen is cracked. It still was functioning properly ...

adb unbricking reboot  
user avatar asked by Chris Score of 1

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Can I stop a WhatsApp message from being delivered?

If I delete a message with a single tick, does that just get deleted from my local device ( Android) or does it no longer get delivered to the recipient?

user avatar asked by Rob Score of 17
user avatar answered by user39209 Score of 9

Can't receive text messages; everything else about phone works fine

Starting at exactly 3pm (EST) on Sunday two weeks in a row my phone could not receive SMS text messages. It could send SMS, send and receive calls, and send and receive MMS (mutli-media messages). I ...

sms att  
user avatar asked by Zags Score of 4

Keep getting "Error retrieving information from server. [RH-01]" from the play store

It used to work fine but now when I open the Play Store app it says "Error retrieving information from server. [RH-01]" and I can't do anything. I tried clearing the cache of the Google Play Store and ...

google-play-store system-error sony-xperia-arc  
user avatar asked by Celeritas Score of 22
user avatar answered by Celeritas Score of 4

google play store says "check your connection and try again"

Yesterday I got a Xiaomi Redmi 1s and I updated the phone to the latest OS version. First I created a new Google account and then opened the Play Store. It just shows "Check Your Connection and Try ...

user avatar asked by rjvishnu pr Score of 12

LG phone seemingly stuck on "Firmware Update"

This may or may not be off-topic; feel free to point me to a better place to ask this. My father brought home a cell phone he found in the woods, and I thought I'd charge it and turn it on to see if ...

charging device-firmware lg  
user avatar asked by vvye Score of 10

What does the "Force stop" button mean?

When I go to Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > Downloaded I see an application list. If I select some applications I see button "Force stop" active, but some applications have ...

applications application-manager  
user avatar asked by Suzan Cioc Score of 29
user avatar answered by Izzy Score of 19

How to change my device location on the Play Store

I'm trying to download an App on the Play Store, specifically the Vue Cinema app, but this app is only (presumably) available in the UK. I have just relocated to the UK, so how do I set my location ...

google-play-store google-account  
user avatar asked by EdmundYeung99 Score of 54
user avatar answered by EdmundYeung99 Score of 43

Can you answer these questions?

Touch function disturbance after installing screen protector

I have a strange problem with my Samsung Galaxy A14 phone, as soon as I install a screen protector for the device, a problem occurs in the touch function, which is: when touching a point on the upper ...

samsung charging touchscreen screen-protector  
user avatar asked by Ali Ali Score of 1

Android 13/14 - How to replace a system app with an older version?

I need to "downgrade" the google app with an older version because of a voice typing issue. However, the older version gets uninstalled after reboot. I have explicitly uninstall the ...

applications system downgrade  
user avatar asked by wez Score of 1

Can a "proper" Linux userspace run on an Android kernel?

I've been reading about the challenges of getting Android phones to boot up using a close to mainline Linux kernel, and it got me thinking, manufacturers have their own kernels with all the correct ...

custom-roms linux kernel  
user avatar asked by Yonatan Avhar Score of 1
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