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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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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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selinux denies busybox although selinux is set to permissive?

Device-info: Phone: Sony Xperia Z1 Model number: C6903 Android version: 5.1.1 Build Number: 14.6.A.1.236 Rooted, BusyBox and Terminal Emulator installed (Play Store Version!!!) I have formatted an ...
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Android 5.1.1 - cannot add Google account; getting stuck on "add phone number?"

I am now trying to get my old phone to life. This is Nexus 4 with Android 5.1.1. I have successfully restored it to the factory, now I am trying to configure it with my Google account. Unfortunately, ...
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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 spawn "sign-in to network" page for a captive portal?

How do I execute captive portal? On a Z828 from ZTE, Android version 5.1.1, I'm trying to get something like: While Starbucks generally works for me, all too often, other networks, when using public ...
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Cell Broadcast Function Disappeared on Samsung Galaxy S4 Android 5.1 [closed]

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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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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'adb wm size' to part of the screen

I want my android version 5.1 screen to be more accessible The base resolution of my android screen is 720x1280 I did adb shell wm size 720x892 and it gave me this: Now I want to achieve this: How ...
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hostapd not working from adb shell [duplicate]

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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Mock Locations option keeps turning off [closed]

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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Apps crashing after updating Lenovo A2010 to Android 5.1 Lollipop

I updated my Lenovo A2010-a to the latest version (Android 5.1): I just clicked on a message that says "You have a new update. Update has downloaded and can be installed" then it opened a ...
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Moto E XT1022 Downgrade to Kitkat Issue

I've Moto E with Lollipop 5.1 updated. This Version of OS gives me troubles like Disables Networks, Doesnot go in Wifi Settings etc., since a week ago. Before that, its working good only. Warranty for ...
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Is it in any way possible anymore to save my data?

I have an old Allview P5 Energy which I've forgotten the password of, running Android 5.1. I was wondering if there is any possible way to recover its data. adb devices says the device is unauthorized ...
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Lollipop - disable certain background process

I have an old (but rooted) phone running Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop). I realized it runs many background processes which I absolutely don't need. I can stop them manually via Settings > Apps > ...
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How do I automate disabling mobile data on Lollipop?

I have recently changed my Moto G LTE (XT1039) from Android 4.x to 5.1. The device is not rooted. After the update, I found that Llama - Location Profiles's toggle mobile data - mobile data off action ...
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Lollipop 5.1 doesn't automatically connect to wi-fi [closed]

After I upgraded my Nexus 5 to Lollipop 5.1, it does not automatically connect to wi-fi because Google is blocked in China and then the phone treated it as no network connection. I have tried the ...
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How do I forward a text with a link? [closed]

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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Which Android version will be preffered for my device?

I am trying to build a custom rom for my device(Lyf flame 7s 2016). But its hard to choose from which android version should I use? as default it came packed with bloated android 5.1 rom. Most of my ...
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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? [closed]

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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Can't find Smart Lock on Huawei Y6 on Lollipop 5.1.1

My phone is Huawei Y6. I already have a pin lock. Enabled Smart Lock (Google) in Trusted Agents. But I still can't find Smart Lock feature anywhere.
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How to copy the phone number of the sender of a text message?

I'm using a service to report SMS spam via text messages. First step is to forward the text message, and the second step is to send a text message containing the phone number of the spammer. I ...
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How do I get rid of "System Data" that takes up half my hard drive? [duplicate]

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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A phone with a WiFi signal icon appears on the status bar (Samsung Galaxy S6, Android 5.1.1)

What does the following icon that looks like a phone with a WiFi signal in my status bar indicate? And how do I remove it? As far as I know, I didn't turn any setting on that triggered it. I can't ...
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How to enable multi-channel sound on android?

I'm trying to setup my android box(4.4) to output 5.1 sound through my USB Sound card. It works well on Linux and Windows. but there is poor documentation on Android regarding audio devices. I tried ...
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All the built in notification tones are now gone after clearing the Media Storage app's data

The Album app on my phone fails to detect some of the pictures I have after I moved them. I tried clearing the Album app's data but it didn't do anything. After looking around the internet, I found ...
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Does Android Lolipop 5.1 get encrypted by itself upon first boot?

My doubts are, Would an android device shipped with Lollipop 5.0 get encrypted itself upon first boot? I saw a lot of blogs saying Lolipop does not come with default encryption but in the official ...
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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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Need to close AlertDialog using Adb

i use to run some ussd code using adb android.intent.action.CALL and after read the response i need to close the AlertDialog to run another ussd command and so on . i tried keyevent but is no good , ...
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How do I exclude a subfolder in DCIM from Google Photos backup?

I set Google Photos to automatically back up pictures and videos I take and nothing else. I use an Xperia phone and it comes with a feature to take "Time Shift" photo which is essentially just a ...
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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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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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How do I clear native PDF viewer as default?

I'm on Android Lollipop. Due to ghost touch, the native PDF viewer is selected default. I also checked Reset Default Apps in the Settings menu, but there's only e-mail and messaging.
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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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How to disable flashlight in lock screen in Lollipop on Xcover 3?

Since upgrading my Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 phone to Android 5.1 Lollipop, I've noticed that the flashlight keeps getting turned on in my pocket. Apparently, pressing the "Xcover button" on the side of ...
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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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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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How to install OS in Samsung smg531f which is without OS?

I have a samsung SMG531f Grand Prime. I accidentially deleted my OS in Team Win by selecting the System option coming under Wipe option in the main menu. Now when I switch on the phone it will show ...
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Offbrand Android states one OS but shows another in linked apps

I recently bought a generic 10" tablet by E-CrossStu that stated it is on Android 11 with 512GB storage with 4GB RAM. I thought this is a great deal for $100. I am now going through trying to add ...
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"Access Point Name settings not available for this user"

This was probably an issue before but only became an issue when I changed providers in a foreign country. Running CM12.1 nightlies. I can't connect to data and get the above message when I try to ...
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Dialer, Contacts and Messenger apps closing automatically in Oneplus X

Since a week, the Dialer, Contacts and Messenger apps have been crashing frequently whenever I try to open them. But after few hours after crashing somehow they start working normally. I have tried ...
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Cannot connect Nexus 7 to computer to see internal storage after flashing Cyanogenmod

I've managed to flash Cyanogenmod 12.1 onto my Nexus 7 2012 to give it a new lease on life, but now I can't connect it to my PC to view it as a storage device! The Nexus 7 shows up as a "media device"...
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Make android phone as USB Webcam [duplicate]

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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Screen Mirroring error : Green screen with audio

My device is lyf flame 1 {Ls-4503} android 5.1 There is no wireless display or screen mirroring option in it.However when i use playstore app like miracast or ezmira ,i see this option Clicking on ...
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Nexus 5: How to automatically toggle Live Display in Cyanogenmod 12.1 nightly at a specific time?

I have a Nexus 5 with the last CyanogenMod nightly (12.1 20150917). I have a bug with the live display. Since the auto mode doesn't switch automatically, I have installed Automate, an app that uses ...
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WhatsApp crashes just after launching without any error messages

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" messages. Here's what happens: I click the ...
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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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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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WhatsApp sends messages before I've finished typing

I've had a BQ Aquaris M4.5 phone with Android 5.1 for months and have never experienced any problems. However, since last week and without having changed anything that I know of (and not having ...
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How to use network interface as non-root user?

I want to communicate between my Android device and my Linux box over IP through the USB network interface mode. The device I'm using is a OnePlus One running CM12.1 nightly builds. It's rooted and ...

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