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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If a phone is encrypted (Android 5.1) but user doesn't use a screen lock, and then does factory reset, is data secure?

If I have a phone running Android 5.1 and it is encrypted, but I don't use a lock/PIN for unlocking and using the phone, does that mean if if I do a factory reset, the data on the phone can still be ...
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Applications on Android are not using Certificate Pinning

I'm doing a study for university and part of this study is to gather a group of android applications and check which of these applications use Cert Pinning. I am doing this by using fiddler as a proxy(...
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make_f2fs.exe error when formating

I'm trying to format my ext4 partitions (EDIT: format from ext4 to f2fs format) on my android 5.1 J3 Pro using the following command, with plataform-tools: make_f2fs.exe -c j3xproltechn data but i get ...
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Move App Data from SD Card to Internal Storage

TL;DR: Some apps have a little data on the SD and I want to move it to internal in case the apps actually need it. My intent is to use the SD for something else. However, I can't figure out how to ...
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Can Termux adb push file from unrooted phone to tablet via OTG cable? [duplicate]

Can I use Termux to send an app (APK file) via, e.g., adb push, from my unrooted Samsung Galaxy S10 phone to an unrooted Android 5.1.1 tablet via an OTG cable?
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How can I install keyboard for android 4.0.4 on android 5.1.1?

My phone with android 4.0.4 is rooted and I got the SamsungIME apk and odex files, moved them to the phone with android 5.1.1, but when I try to install, it simply says "App not installed". ...
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Call Automatically Disconnects When Calling

I have a android tablet with android 5.1 lollipop in which I have an airtel number. When I call someone using my number (not WhatsApp just normal call), sometimes it shows "Dialling" and ...
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Unable to connect to wifi on Nvidia Shield Portable

Recently picked up a used Nvidia Shield Portable to play around with. Digging it so far, but it refuses to connect to my Netgear Nighthawk MR60 Router and I'm not sure. Right now I have to tether off ...
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Android 5.1 Emulated abd push give adb: error: failed to copy etc… remote Read-only file system

Hi I'm not trying to change the system just upload some file to the /storage/sdcard folder or /sdcard i do adb push etc /storage/sdcard and I get adb: error: failed to copy 'etc' to '/storage/sdcard/...
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Video downloaded from twitter not playing or showing in gallery

I've tried downloading videos from Twitter multiple times and they're just not playing and i also tried sharing them butbit says "file format not supported", I've tried the downloading apps ...
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Turning off sensors on Android devices that doesn't support turning off sensors from system settings

Turning off all sensors is possible on devices running Android 10 and higher from the system settings. I have a 2016 Mediatek phone running Android 5.1.1 with root privilege. I was wondering if it was ...
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Which files do I need to flash with fastboot to get a stock device state

I have downloaded the stock rom for my Mediatek(mt6580) device. Extracting the files leads me with a couple of *.img files and sp flashtool. I am currently on a Linux distro and have adb and fastboot ...
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Add to whitelist in APP not working

I recently changed the junk cleaner to one that has over 15K 5 starts and I like it. However, it has one feature that I am not able to use and not sure how to use it or it might not be available for ...
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Lenovo phone won't turn on once the screen sleeps

I have this Lenovo Vibe K5 which runs Android 5.1.1. Once it sleeps or say the screen turns off (just the screen not the phone), it won't turn on again. It shows no response even to long pressing the ...
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How do I clear native PDF viewer as default?

ghost touch selected it. I'm on lollipop. Edit : screenshots for comment below. I also checked Reset Default Apps in,the Settings menu, but there's only e-mail and messaging.
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How do I run 2 Android phones on a PC simultaneously So that DroidCam for number 1 & TC games screen mirror for number 2?

I have 2 android phones and i want to connect both of them to my PC via USB cables like this: 1- Motorola Moto G3 5.1.1 (Lollipop) goes to DroidCam app for using as a webcam. 2- Samsung S4 zoom (...
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Remove Apps Button From Favorites Tray In 5.1.1

I'm running 5.1.1 on a rooted LG Tribute LS675ZV5. I would like to remove the apps button from the favorites tray. This version of Android doesn't have that setting in the homescreen settings. I've ...
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Android asks me for USB debugging permission on one computer, but not another

I have two Ubuntu machines, a laptop and a tower. ADB works on the tower but not on the laptop. I'm using the same Android device on each, with the same adbkey and adbkey.pub. On my tower, ADB works - ...
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How to use an external sdcard as internal in Android Lolipop 5.1.1?

I have seen option of making external sd card to internal in android 6 mobile phones but i have android lolipop 5.1.1 how can i make it adoptable or get that option is it feasable to get that ...
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History of unlock patterns

There's a way to see the previous unlock patterns that I been use before? I want to saw a unlock pattern that i use a few months ago... I have a j3 2016 unlocked (with adb and twrp)
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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Trying to debug a network error of a 3rd party application sniffing the HTTPS traffic, but the error stops when enabling the proxy, what can I try?

This is a somewhat silly situation, we have this third party application that stopped working on our work devices, its pretty obvious that some request is failing under the hood, so I set up a HTTPS ...
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Massive increase in data usage with no change in behaviour

The primary purpose of data connectivity on my phone is checking email. I don't surf the Web when I'm "bored" (I occasionally look up something that I absolutely have to know that can't wait until I ...
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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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How to open multi task window 5.1?

I have Karbonn Quattro L50 with Android 5.1 mobile. Then i have to open another app. Cant find Multi task window options. When i open a app and to open other app i have to go back back until its on ...
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Local offset of clock

I'm using the App ClockSync on a Android 7.0 device (Huawei P9 Plus) and on a Android 5.1 device (Huawei MediaPad M2) and I face two problems. I'm synchronizing the time with ClockSync on my Huawei ...
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Call custom emergency number from lockscreen

Ok, basically, what I want, is to provide Android phone to child, locked by passcode (or gesture), and allow the child to call parents (two numbers) from locked device. My current available target ...
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What happened to the sound profiles that were in Lollipop?

I recently bought a new phone to replace my old one. The old phone is running 5.1 (Lollipop) and has "Predefined [sound and notification] profiles" (see screenshot). However, there seems to be no ...
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Lengthy sleep command not working in script

I've written a su.d script to periodically (every 4 hours) back up data from an app using a looped sleep command: #!/system/bin/sh ( # Wait for boot to complete until [ "$(getprop sys....
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I wiped everything from my phone with TWRP and my version is too old

i have a few ROMs and some backups in my computer so I tried to flash them but I always get "Error executing updater binary in zip" which I heard means my version is too old. EDIT: I tried to flash ...
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Consequences of removing Launcher3's APK (com.android.launcher3)

I have a rooted tablet with my own custom launcher which is already the default launcher. Are their any side effects if I delete the Launcher3's APK (com.android.launcher3) which is stored in /system/...
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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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SyncThing, Lolipop, and “Transport endpoint not connected”

I'm trying to get 2 way sync going with Syncthing on OctOS L (Lolipop, based on Cyanogen) with folders on the SD card. Backup from Android to other Syncthings works fine. The Syncthing devs say it's ...
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What does the read contact permission really mean in Android 5.x?

I've been playing around with the XPosed module ProtectMyPrivaccy, and I noticed that Offline Maps requires "read contacts" permission when doing a POI (Point Of Interest) search. I can see how ...
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Remove mystery alarm from Android 5

I'm using a lender Android 5 phone. Apparently it's default settings were set to update over WIFI only. I do have an alarm program I explicitly installed however it is clearly not the cause of the ...
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Open with %APP% Always option not remembering

I have a intranet webpage that has a button that launches a barcode scanner app, basically by calling the app through a link to the company's webiste: <a class="btn btn-lg btn-block btn-success" ...
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Lenovo Vibe p1m suddenly slow

Today I notice my Lenovo Vibe p1m is running slow. It coudn't open Chrome without freezing. The whole UI is basically sluggish. It also couldn't open the flashlight. I have tried removing the sdcard ...
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com.qualcomm.embms keeps popping up every few minutes

In Lenovo Phab, a message : "Unfortunately, com.qualcomm.embms has stopped." keeps popping up exactly twice every few minutes, to which I've to click 'OK' every time. I've tried force stopping it ...
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Use of “Mounted /system” with secret key combinations in recovery;

I just discovered that after pressing a secret key combination in recovery mode, the log below shows a message "Mounted /system". What's this used for? Thank you!
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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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How to enable the radio transmitter on yureka

So just a couple of hours ago, I unlocked the device's boot loader and after boot up, I noticed a strange app in the app drawer which was called radio transmitter. I excitedly opened the app. But, the ...
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Uninstall the dangerous ImeMess app from my tablet

I have the ImeMess app warning keeping popping up even after I have done the unistall instructions. Where is it located? How do I permanently unistall it?
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Unable to change default launcher

I have Lenovo k5 smartphone with Lollipop 5.1.1. As stock "Lenovo Launcher" sucks, I installed Nova Launcher and set it as default. Unfortunatelly, after each restart (or even without restart, after ...

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