Questions tagged [5.0-lollipop]

Please only use this tag if you feel your question is specific to Android 5.0 -- the 10th publicly named Android release which debuted with the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 in November 2014.

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Does ART run apps code natively

Since the new ART runtime is compiling the apps AOT, I was wondering whether running an app still includes a virtual machine, or the code is executed directly on the system. I haven't been able to ...
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Nexus 10 stuck in bootloop after Lollipop flash no ADB and no Fastboot

So .... I flashed the mantaray-lrx21p image from Nexus Factory Images on my Nexus 10 (16GB Wifi) and it's stuck in a bootloop. No problem, I thought, I can get into fastboot and fix it, right? Maybe ...
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How to disable all “please rate our app” dialogues?

I use a lot of different apps, and many of them prompt me to rate them in the Play Store. Some of them don't have a "never" button, so they keep bugging me. Some of them don't realize it even if I've ...
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How to get the one-line clock on the lockscreen back on my Xperia running Lollipop?

I've just updated my Sony Xperia Z3 Compact to 5.0.2. The clock on the lockscreen used to be like this: but now it's stacked like this (two lines): Is there a way to keep Lollipop but get the old ...
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What does purple colour mean in GPU rendering profiling?

In this video you can see lags in the Easter egg in Android Lollipop on Nexus 5 What does purple colour mean?
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“Unfortunately, Google Play services has stopped.” on Android L Developer Preview

I'm running the Android L Developer Preview on my Nexus 5. I'm trying to install the Google Inbox beta, but I can only get to the sign up screen. I always get a ""Unfortunately, Google Play services ...
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How do I fix malware installed automatically in the /system directory?

I bought a Lyf Flame 7 from Reliance Jio last september. It runs on Android Lollipop. My phone is not rooted and it has never downloaded any other apps from the internet except from the Play Store. ...
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Enable On-screen navigation in CM12 (Lollipop) using shell?

Device: OnePlus One (OPO); running CM12, is rooted, and has Xposed Framework installed. I need to enable On-screen navigation (it disables Hardware (HW) keys and shows soft keys at the screen; like ...
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Lock Screen is showing Junk Characters

Intermittently, my lock screen will start to display junk characters. A power cycle will clear up the problem but I'd like to know how to keep this from happening again. The first time it happened ...
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How to dismiss Heads-up Notifications quickly without clearing them from notification bar?

In Lollipop, apps are able to use Heads-up Notifications over other apps. Sometimes it is useful and sometimes it pisses me off (especially during gaming). I can always swipe them away, but it clears ...
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Does switching user accounts in Lollipop affect battery life or performance?

I recently updated my Moto G2 to Android Lollipop via OTA update. I've successfully installed the update(around 500mb i guess). I saw the new feature of adding new Guest and New user acccounts just ...
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Updating Nexus 5 from 4.4.4 to 5.0 a month late

So my parent's nexus 5 is currently on 4.4.4 and I want to upgrade them to 5. When the initial 5.0 OTA was released they told me they got the notification to upgrade to 5.0 but they didnt update ...
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Manually lock device in Android 5.0 Lollipop

I have just upgraded my Nexus device to Android 5.0.1 from 4.4.2 and I can't find a lock button. Previously, you could tap your picture in the setting pull down menu. I'm not asking how to set a lock ...
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Is it possible to boot Amazon Fire Phone with a vanilla build of Android Lollipop?

I was wondering if it would be possible to run a vanilla Android Lollipop build on Amazon Fire phone. Google won't support it by default, but is there a patched version of the Lollipop ROM that could ...
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Restore old keyboard on Lollipop

I love Lollipop, but the keyboard is killing me. When I swipe words, the text that shows up in the text box does not match what the suggestion says. It picks the one in the text box and not the one in ...
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Force inactivity lock on application that circumvents it

I have a game that disables inactivity lock on my phone as long as it is foreground (there's enough ways to do that if you look around on development SE sites). This is generally a good thing, since ...
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How do I remove orphaned permissions that are preventing an app reinstalling on Android lollipop

I have a ZTE phone I'm unable to reinstall facebook on using the Google Play Store - I get the notorious -505 unknown error. If I install a downloaded facebook apk using adb I get the following error....
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Force 720p Resolution on InForce 6540

I'm working with an InForce 6540 board that has 5.0.2 Lollipop installed. I am trying to connect a display device that has a max resolution of 720p at 60hz. I am using a micro HDMI connection. The ...
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Root Nexus 4 Lollipop without PC

Is it possible to root Nexus 4 Lollipop from the phone, without needing to connect to a PC of some sort? Since Lollipop update, Android file transfer cannot find my phone.
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Wifi not working on Samsung S3 (WifiStateMachine( 2240): Failed to load driver)

as I am really desperate now about the wlan problem on my Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 I am now going to post a question in the hope that someone might help me fix it. Problem description: I cannot ...
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Can Material design be backported to older Android versions?

With the introduction of Material Design in Android Lollipop, a consistency in app design was received quite well by the user community. However, most of these apps are showing their Material designs ...
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What specifically prevents OTAs from being taken on modified /systems, and why can't it be shut off?

I have had a constant nightmare with not being able to take OTAs on any of my (rooted) devices. They boot into TWRP, complain about the build fingerprint, and won't install, so I have to wait for a ...
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How to remove pattern lock on android 5.0 on mu Nexus 4 [duplicate]

I upgraded my phone nexus 4 to Android 5.0 lolly pop, it was over the air upgrade. Before upgrading i had set pattern lock to my phone, after upgrade it is using the same but in settings/security the ...
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How to Install an application that requires android 5.0+ on android 4.4.4

I have a phone running android 4.4 and the app requires android 5.0 or higher. I want to install this app on android 4.4. Do you have any way, help yourself. Thank you very much.
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Screen keeps turning on

I have a new Nexus 6 which immediately updated to Lollipop. When in standby mode the screen turns on randomly and displays the clock. This has been going on since I got it 24 hours ago. Any thoughts ...
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Is it possible to get Android 6.0 if you have any Android 5.0 device? [duplicate]

As you may know, Google came out with the new Android 6.0 but it is not available in my country right now. I was wondering if I bought an Android 5.0 device from the store, would I be able to upgrade ...
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Paper Sizes on Android 5.0

On the Android print screen, I only see American paper sizes (Letter, Legal etc.). Is there a way to add or switch to ISO sizes (A4, A5 etc.)?
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What is the default browser of Android 5.0 and above?

Android devices used to have its stock web browser as its default browser, but nowadays, it is replaced by Chrome. And it is said that the default browser of Android 5.0 and above is going to be ...
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Two-finger swipe 'breaks' heads-up notifications on Lollipop?

I have a Nexus 7 (2013) and a Moto X (2014) running Lollipop. On both of these, if I get a heads-up notification (i.e., those that show up on top of the screen when the device is unlocked) and swipe ...
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How do I turn on battery percentage in Android Lollipop?

I haven't been able to find a menu option for this setting in Android Lollipop (previously known as Android-L).
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Some program is showing ads on my desktop… How can I catch it?

Some program keeps showing me ads on the main page every now and then. It's extremely annoying, and I'm unable to catch it. Is there a way I can detect it to remove it? When the ad shows up, I try to ...
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Where does Lollipop stores notification log?

Android 4.3 and above allows access to a list of historical notifications using the Settings widget. The scope of "historical" is limited to current session of Android and the list is populated with ...
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Blocking notification based on content or sticky-ness

I have a messaging app (TextNow) that sometimes likes to put a sticky notification up (to notify me that I have used up my data and am being throttled), which I do not want and cannot be disabled in ...
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Is there a setting to always start from the home screen on unlock?

I am running Lollipop 5.0.2 on an LG phone. Is there a setting to always start from the home screen on unlock? Instead of trying to open the last open application.
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Is it possible to force enable the battery saver mode in Android Lollipop?

It is possible to automatically enable battery saver mode in Android 5.0 when the battery hits 5 or 15%. However sometimes it would be nice to enable this mode by hand. e.g. when the battery is still ...
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what do the numbers after the : /dev/block/vold/179:xx mean?

I've been trying to figure out an micro sd card issue and just stumbled upon a page where someone mentioned that the numbers after the colon would represent xyz and if they are something different ...
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How to bring back Wishlist option for an app which is showing as installed in playstore but not actually installed on my device?

I recently came across some apps in playstore and I want to install those apps. Since I don't have sufficient internal memory I can't install them. It says Error downloading app "xyz app". There ...
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How do I disable the drop-down spell check box?

I just updated my Galaxy S4 to Android 5.0.1/Lollipop. I don't like to use the drop-down spell check/autocorrect box; I prefer the one built into the Google Keyboard that displays as a line of ...
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What vCard formats/versions and encodings are supported for import?

I have tried to import vCard files using default Contacts app in Samsung Galaxy S6 (details here), but I am not sure about format required (vCard version supported) and Encoding to be used. I have ...
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What does “Restricted” (aka. “Do not”) system icon on Lollipop mean?

I'm using Nexus tablet on stock Lollipop. For the life of me, I can't find what the "restricted" sign in the top right corner means. I've checked the user manual as well but still not worked out what ...
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Adaptive brightness is not present in notification bar and altogether does not work

My Nexus 7 2013 has updated with OTA update to Android 5.0.1. The notification bar has changed. Now when I change brightness, there is no button for auto-adjustment. It currently looks like this: ...
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Bypass Swipe to unlock in Android 5.0.2

I have upgraded my Sony Xperia Z1 from Android 4.4.4 to Android 5.0.2 and now, when the screen is locked, I first have to swipe before I can enter the pattern. When I go to Settings -> Screen Lock, ...
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I am unable to write files to my OTG usb storage

I bought a Sandisk 32GB Ultra OTG pen-drive yesterday and it was working fine, as in would allow me to both read/write through my Moto G(2nd Gen). Last night, I plugged it into my Samsung Galaxy ...
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Where is Chrome's “Merge tabs and apps” option on Android Tablet running Lollipop?

System: Nexus 9 32GB Wi-Fi Android 5.0.0 Lollipop LRX21R Chrome 39.0.2171.93 While researching this myself, most questions I found are about how to disable 'Merge tabs and apps,' but I haven't found ...
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Getting OTA update once phone is rooted

My nexus 4 is rooted with a team win recovery. In the past week I've been asked three times to update to lollipop, downloaded the update but all three times the phone rebooted and the custom ...
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Restore “loud volume, long periods” notification in Lollipop

I am running Lollipop 5.0/CloudyG3 2.5 and G3 Tweaksbox. Is it possible to restore the "loud volume, long periods" notifications? I would like to have the volume limiter that this notification ...
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Fully Remove Google Voice Search

I am running Lollipop on the LG G3 and due to a loose connection on the audio jack google voice search gets activated everytime a slight movement of ANY attached cable. Now, I would like to ...
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Lg G3 random reboots while it is connected to wifi or data connection

As soon as I toggle wifi or data , my LG G3 is getting restarted . I tried factory reset I tried different rom (everything lolipop 5.0) I restored to a working backup I had about 3 months before. The ...
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Why does my phone say I am roaming when connected to my “home” network?

I recently got a new phone, the Elephone P7000 and it runs stock android 5.0. Everything seems to work perfectly apart from the fact that most of the time the top status bar says I am roaming. When I ...
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Issue with Lollipop (Android version 5.0.2) on Moto G: unable to pick calls.

After upgrading to Android Lollipop, I am unable to pick calls though the phone plays the ringtone for incoming calls and shows the call as 'missed' later. It does show anything on screen by which I ...