Questions tagged [5.1-lollipop]

Only use this tag if your question is specific to Android 5.1 Lollipop, an incremental update over 5.0 announced on March 9, 2015.

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Mock Locations option keeps turning off

I am trying to test an app i have been sitting on for a while. In order to do that i need to use the option "Allow mock Locations", so i set it to on. But as soon as i refresh the page it's gets ...
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Make android phone as USB Webcam

I have an Android tablet based on Android Lollipop (5.1.1) and I want to use this device as a webcam via USB. I know some apps could work (e.g. DroidCam or WO WebCam) but they require extra clients ...
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Some apps are installing constantly

Some apps are installing constantly and when I delete those apps, they again get installed. Quick Heal mobile antivirus shows that these are malware and resolve the problem, but sometimes they are ...
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LG Nexus 5 touch screen not responding

I had a LG Nexus 5 running Android in developer mode with the "Show touches" option enabled. Suddenly, while holding the phone steadily in my hand, the device registered tons of touches in the top of ...
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How do I get my mobile data to work again, after the new Android 5.1 update?

I am having an issue with Mobile data no longer working. Mobile data WAS working the day after updating to Android 5.1 on my Nexus 5. But now (1 day later) it is not connecting to Mobile data. It just ...
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Cell Broadcast Function Disappeared on Samsung Galaxy S4 Android 5.1

Cell Broadcast messages function which is usually here : messages -> setting -> cb messages seems to have disappeared on new Samsung phones. I have Samsung Galaxy S4 Android 5.1. Maybe this function ...
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I cannot update my Alcatel Pop 3 (5) smathphone os to version 5.2

I ask for help to update the Lollipop 5.1 operative system on my Alcatel Pop 3 (5) to Lollipop version 5.2. When I try to get an update the smartphone gives me the following error message: /...
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reboot needed to refresh MTP list?

using Terminal Emulator I created a file; cd /storage/emulated/0/Downloaded echo test > test.txt Then using Android File Transfer I can see files in the same dir but not the test file. ls -l ...
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How to power-off Motorola phone without screen

How would one power down an Android phone (Moto X 2nd gen - Android 5.1) without the ability to interact with the screen? USB debugging not enabled, nor is custom recovery. I know how to reboot it, ...
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Samsung Galaxy Grand prime sm-g530h stuck after updating

I was updating my Galaxy grand prime by Odin and when Odin said that your update has been completed "passed", I plugged off my android and after that it is not starting. I have tried to ...
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“Couldn't move app”

First of all, this seems to be a DIFFERENT problem than the one which is often discussed. Don't flame me. I've searched for 2-3 hours for a solution on this forum and several of the other major ...
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PTP for photo transfer not working on my S6 edge

I have a Mac (iMac, newest model with newest software) and it is impossible to access photos from camera roll of my S6 edge (128 GB) in USB PTP mode. In Apple Photo app it shows the device but it ...
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How to display truncated text?

Often, a text item is too long to fit the screen, and it gets truncated with three dots (like this: …). How can I access the hidden part of the text? (I tried turning the phone to rotate the display, ...
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“Failed to delete” message when deleting files from SD card

I use smartphone with Android version 5.1.1 Whenever I try to delete files (videos, images, ebooks, etc) from my SD card I get the "Failed to delete" message. I looked for the solution to the problem ...
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Widget (or similar function) to unmount a USB OTG device?

Is there a widget, app, or similar available to safely unmount a USB OTG device? I've looked through this SE, Google Play, and the Internet and found this question, seedy/expensive apps, and old ...
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link headphone volume to master volume

I have already asked this question on stack overflow without much luck so far, but i figured it might fair better here. I have an android TV (Philips 49PUS6401) I want to connect a surround sound ...
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How to upgrade SWM 8802 to Android 8.1

I purchased a SWM 8802 double din automotive head unit from ebay and I was under the impression that it would have android 7.1 installed as advertised. Turns out it actually has android 5.1, which has ...
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Can user data be recovered after formatting and flashing stock ROM?

I am exchanging my old Android L phone for a new one. I have formatted the whole phone including bootloader and flashed its stock ROM using SP Flash Tool twice. I hope my data has been overwritten. ...
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Android tablet randomly showing Advertising

I have a cheap android tablet from brand allwinner A33. This is a cheap tablet from china. Every works ok, but randomly with starts showing Advertising. The problem is that I don't have nothing ...
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How can I change the icon, icon name that lays under the icon, notification name, and notification icon for an Android app?

I'm running Android 5.1. I'd like to change the icon for a few apps on my device. I'd also like to change the app name both on the desktop and on the notification window that the OS makes pop up ...
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Disable vibration of the phone, but leave it on smartwatch

I'm trying to figure out the best setting for my Android 5.1 phone during my working hours. When I'm at my workplace, my phone is constantly docked and in set to the Priority mode (this is automatic)....
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Cellular data shutting off when i shut off wifi and vice versa

I bought a motorola moto g gen 3 a few days back and encountered a bug i can't wrap my head around. First of: this post: Cellular data not working since 5.1 Lollipop flash adresses the same issue ...
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Nexus 4, Lollipop 5.1 WiFi Issue

My Nexus 4 device stopped connecting to the Cisco router at work for some reason. I thought it was because the upgrade to lollipop 5.0 (had Kit-Kat before) but I'm not so sure anymore. I tried: ...
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How to enable USB Storage for Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7" Tablet

I have these Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7" Tablet, ever since I bought it and the first time it prompted me if I wanna enable USB mass storage when I connected it to the computer, and I selected charge ...
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How do I root huawei mobile phone?

This specific huawei mobile I have is known to be very hard to root or not able to be rooted at all. I will add the specs below in this description if needed. Huawei Y538 - Android 5.1 API5.1 (22) ...
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WhatsApp chats disappeared after Android Operating System Update

I am having a Moto E XT-1022 (1st generation) 2014 model. In order to update its OS from 4.4.4 to 5.1, I had to make 500MB space available so I deleted all WhatsApp database backup files without ...
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Random Crashes On Nextbook Ares 8

I need help. My Nextbook Ares 8 (NXA8QC116 5.1.1 Lollipop) keeps randomly crashing when I am on it, although when it is plugged in, it doesn't crash. HELP PLEASE! NOTE: Now it does crash when it's ...
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How to mount media partition for emulated primary only in android

I am trying to mount media partition mount point as /storage/emulated but it showing mounting and media files are showing in /storage/emulated. but i am unable to find images in gallery, what is ...
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Whatsapp crashes

I have updated my Whatsapp to the latest version (2.18.46) but it crashes as soon as I open it. I don't get any."Whatsapp has stopped working" message. Here's what happens: 1) I click the icon. 2) ...
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How can I permanently change my hotspot tethering IP address?

IP address is 192.168.43.1 by default and there is no option to change it permanently. Is it possible to change it without root access? My phone is Huawei Android 5.1.
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Missing Keyboard on Lock Screen

I got a system message that the keyboard had crashed. Then my keyboard won't restart. And now that my phone is locked, I can't unlock it to try any of the normal fixes, such has disabling and enabling ...
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sleep of death nexus 4

I have Nexus 4 with Android 5.1. Recently it started to get Sleep of Death occasionally. I think it started after updating Android from 4.* to 5.*. I read that it's bug in Android Lollipop and some ...
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Lock Screen Wallpaper

I don't know how to have a lock screen wallpaper on my phone. I'm using an Android 5.1 Lollipop (Omega HD3, Cherry Mobile). Where can i find the setting to set my lock screen wallpaper on my device?
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Addon.d bash script for removing apks after nightly reflash on Android 5.1 CM12.1 not working

I'm trying to have a bash script in /system/addon.d/ that removes unwanted apks from a nightly Android 5.1 (CM12.1) install for my Galaxy Nexus phone. Each new nightly reflash will reinstall some ...
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hostapd not working from adb shell

I have a LG G3 running 5.1.1 and I can successfully enable Portable Wi-Fi hotspot through the Settings menu. I can see my portable Wi-Fi SSID on another Android device when enabled through the ...
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Yuphoria bricked and stuck in bootloop

My Android device YU Yuphoria is currently bricked and stuck in a bootloop. What I tried to do to cause this was that I first rooted the phone and installed TWRP. Then I installed Android Nougat on it,...
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How to choose external SD Card in Storage Access Framework (Open Camera App)

I am using Open Camera, I want to store photos in an extarnal sdcard. The FAQ says: you can enable "Settings/More camera controls/"Use Storage Access Framework", and this should allow you to save ...
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Getting rid of the Google Search bar in home screen? (stock Android 5.1.1)

I've got a Nexus 5, freshly factory reset, with stock Android 5.1.1. When searching around how to disable the Google Search bar on the Home screen, all solutions I find recommend to go Settings→Apps→...
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Switch chrome interface from smartphone mode to tablet mode

I want just a little: change interface of Chrome on my Mediapad T2 7.0 Pro (PLE-701L). Now it looks like smartphone version (picture at right side): But I want to change interface to tablet mode (...
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Swapping External SD Card Memory with Internal Memory on Android Lollipop

I own an Xperia M2 D2303, and I'm on the latest Lollipop build (see footnote). I've followed this tutorial but to no success since it'd seem Sony has changed the memory address (previously on Kitkat ...
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How to Organize Home Screen Icons in Folders?

I am using a Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 (SM-A310F) smartphone with Android 5.1.1. I am trying to combine several icons on the home screens into folders, like I did on various other Android devices before. ...
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How do i forward a text with a link?

I'm using Motorola Moto E (first gen) running Android 5.1. I'm fairly new to Android, I know I could forward message if I tap and press on the message for a while, wait for the dropdown menu to pop ...
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Google Play Services stopped working on my device that uses an AOSP Android 5.1.1

My Juniper Mesa2 tablet has stopped working with anything requiring Google Play Services. I have tried sideloading the APK file and directly loading it. Nothing seems to be working. Is there an ...
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save game progress with adb. non rooted phone

i backed up an app with the command adb pull data/app/com.tictactoe.wintrino-1/base.apk c:\tc\aa.ab but when i restored it with adb restore c:\tc\aa.ab nothing was restored. When i manually ...
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How do I disable Gmail app when consolidating into 3rd part Email client?

I decided to go with Blue Mail (Type) as my Android Email client. My question is how do I (or maybe should I) disable the Gmail application when I am using a consolidated Email client? If Blue Mail is ...
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Is it possible use a different bluetooth codec than SBC on Android Lollipop?

I've been having trouble with the sound quality of with my Motorola Roadster 2. Basically this is a bluetooth In-Car speakerphone that can stream incoming media audio to my FM radio, so I can enjoy ...
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How to prevent apps auto-reinstalling?

Almost every time I connect my phone to my PC apps auto-reinstall in the background. I say "auto-reinstall" rather than "auto-update" because the versions aren't changing. Auto-update is disabled but ...
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How do I get rid of “System Data” that takes up half my hard drive?

So since I updated my phone, there seems to be a mysterious 3-4GB of "System Data" on my phone's hard drive that I can't get rid of. Here are some screenshots of this: I have an LG Leon running ...
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Where does the gmail app save the previewed files?

I had previewed a pdf attachment from an email recently. I deleted the email permanently without downloading the attachment. I want to retrive the previewed file if possible. Is there a specific place ...