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What's this persistent Camera-app notification in Android 6.0?

I've been using my Nexus 5X for about a week now, but this morning was the first time I noticed the following notification: Backstory: I snapped a few photos this morning (w/ default camera app). ...
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Prevent Lenovo Phab2 from automatically activating mobile data when WiFi is switched off

My device is Lenovo Phab 2 running Android 6.0. I enabled the "turning on mobile data when WiFi is turned off" feature and cannot disable it again from Device settings after a lot of ...
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Silence and vibration scheduler

I used to have Silet Time on Android 4.4 and it worked really well. The application sets silent mode or vibration at scheduled time of the week. I now have Android 6 and that application does not ...
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Unable to take screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S7

If I swipe with the edge of a palm, it is very unreliable -- sometimes screen is pressed and I do some operations instead of screen shot. Pressing Home + Power simultaneously doesn't work. What else ...
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Cannot synchronize contacts on Huawei Honor 8

I just acquired the new Huawei Honor 8 from China (international version), but I have a few issues with the contacts. When I synchronize the contacts from my Microsoft account, I only retrieve 16 ...
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Increase internal memory of Samsung J2 prime

I bought Samsung J2 prime phone. Some details of that phone as follows. Model - SM -G532G Android version - 6.0.1 I heard that earlier it came with good feature that allow us to format external SD ...
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Allowing alarms to sound during calling states ( phone / skype / Discord )

How can I allow alarms to sound off while my phone is in a calling state? When I'm not in a call alarms sound as you'd expect them to. When I am in a ( Skype, Discord, Phone ) call the phone simply ...
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Cannot disable Google Play services

I can not disable my Google Play services because my old Samsung J7 (SM-J700H) phone does not let me disable the administrator privileges of Google Play services. I am trying to do this because my ...
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Last Android update removed icons from several apps

I have a Moto G 3rd generation, and updated it with latest Android version (24.11.25). After the Update the icons for some APP disappeared. I think it were all the applications i had moved to my SD ...
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How do I get my dual clock back on Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge on Android 6?

I'm using Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge on Android 6.0.1 (Build Number MMB29K.G935FXXU1APGO). So I have a relative who's spending some time on the other side of the planet (Japan). To facilitate ...
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Let's Encrypt: Is there a workaround for the 2021 SSL "cutoff" for pre-7.1.1 Android devices?

In January 2021 all devices with Android prior to 7.1.1 will not be able to connect to HTTPS servers using Let's Encrypt certificate (Let's Encrypt blog post explaining the details) Is there any ...
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Is a 'Send security reports' notification on Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Android 6.0.1 legitimate?

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (Verizon SM-N910V), Android 6.0.1. After a sudden reboot, my phone is now displaying a new notification. The weird header alignment and a few typos ['Samsungs'; 'MMC(Mobile ...
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Connect to modem to configure via Android phone

Trying to login to my modem to connect a new WiFi device after replacing modem & router. All I have is a tablet and a Samsung Galaxy phone that both use Android. I have tried entering 192.168.1.1 ...
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Obscure Mio Tablet Stuck when Booting to Bootloader

In my journey to turn my extremely weak and unsupported Mio Tablet 10 into a Linux machine, I've come across a hurdle when trying to boot into bootloader mode from either ADB or the recovery menu on ...
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Grey circle background on app icons [closed]

I have a Samsung Galaxy S7 on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and I just looked at the home screen and some of my app icons have a grey circle around them. Is there any meanings of this? Is it possible to ...
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HTC One M8 - Locked after Android 6 update

So, I received a marshmallow update which buggered up the phone. After boot, it kept on saying android.process.acore has stopped with Google+ and an infinite loop asking me to report the error. I don'...
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MTP not working under Android 6

I am running out of Ideas how to get MTP working again... I am simply not getting the dialog again on my android, asking me wether I want just charging, or MTP or Picture mode... Until most recently, ...
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Android M: Application does not require any special access?

I have a question with Runtime Permission Model on Android M. My app requires Location and External Storage permission. The above permissions are supposed to be requested from the user as required i.e....
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Re-Calibrate Android Compass

I have a Nexus 5X and was in a bit of a hurry when I followed the setup steps. There was a calibrate compass wizard, which I skipped because I wanted to do this later. However, I've not figured out ...
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What is this "N with waves emanating" notification icon?

Does anyone know what the symbol at the top of the screen between 'Bluetooth' and 'silent' is? The one that looks like an 'N' with waves emanating from it?
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My Android 6.0 phone changes the MAC address every time I log into a WLAN; how can I stop it?

I have a rooted Cubot Max (Not Max 2) Android 6.0 phone that has an interesting habit: it changes the MAC Address every time I log into a WLAN. The WLAN MAC address usually looks like 00:08:22:xx:xx:...
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Bluetooth pairing fails, no more PIN entry field

I wanted to pair a bluetooth device (specifically, Dynamo Harvester) with my Moto G 2 (Android 6) with the normal workflow: Open bluetooth system settings, scan for devices, select Dynamo Harvester, ...
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Android 6 (cyanogenmod 13) external sd card write access

I always used "Samba server" application on all my android devices for uploading files, it worked great with CM12, but in CM13 even with root access Samba server can't write to external SD card, ...
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Can't pull down quick settings panel?

So my HTC One M8 battery has been dying recently at around 30%. I'm pretty sure it's hardware, as it happens even after flashing a RUU multiple times. Well anyway, I just searched for showtimes for a ...
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'sideways' Android app crashing on rooted Samsung Galaxy S5 on Android 6.0.1

I have a rooted Samsung Galaxy S5 on Android 6.0.1 and am trying to open the sideways app (package name: com.bolito2.rallygo). When opening the app, the message "Unfortunately, sideways has ...
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Can't set static IP for WiFi correctly in Android device

I'm using a static IP configuration for accessing college WiFi on my Windows laptop. For that, I'm using the following batch file (.bat) to configure the settings with one click. The file contains the ...
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Android rk322x_box TV box on Andorid 6 tries to occasionally update and fails

I have an Android TV Box (MXQ-4K) Android/rk322x_box/. This device is on Android 6 and I bought it online; it came pre-rooted. It worked fine and then I stopped using it. Now after few years, I have ...
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What is system/bin and system/xbin in android M?

I have few noob questions about the system/bin and system/xbin directory in Android M. First, what is the file inside this two directories? Next, in system/bin, the is some file looks like -rwxr-xr-...
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Is there any way to disable Direct Share on Android 6?

The Direct Share on Android 6 looks like this: The problem is, I very rarely send something to contacts. It is much more frequent for me to look for some app, usually for processing the image, e.g. ...
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Why do I need to turn on location services to pair with a Bluetooth device?

Whenever I try to connect my Samsung Galaxy S6 with Android 6.0.1 to a Bluetooth enabled device, it tells me to enable "location services". When I complained about this, the software vendor replied: "...
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Marshmallow not bootlooping, but not starting

What Happened: A few days back I left my phone (MediaTek chipset) to charge overnight. What I did not notice was that the charger was loose and the charge was at around 2%. The next morning, I woke up ...
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I deactivated Android System Webview. What can go wrong?

I'm a day 1 Firefox user. I recently faced lots of changes in Google's apps like News or Google (Now) that forced me to use Chrome from within the app, against my will. I read that I could deactivate ...
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Restore Android 6 on Moto G (2nd Gen) without adb?

After trying to root my Moto G (xt1068) and getting stuck in a boot loop, I tried to restore a functioning version of Android and I got stuck in the middle with a re-locked bootloader because I ...
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How to export a single WhatsApp chat? [duplicate]

I'm trying to export the complete chat between a user on WhatsApp. I have tried using the "Email Chat" option, but it seems this feature does not export the complete conversation. I believe it has ...
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Permission system changes with Android 6.0: What are the implications for us users?

With Android 6.0, a bunch of permissions and permission groups have been removed: Groups gone While on a first glance this doesn't seem important (isn't it rather a way to organize permissions?) – ...
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How can I free up internal memory space taken up by unmovable (to SD) and uninstallable apps?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Luna phone, running Android 6.0.1. It only has 8 GB of total internal storage space, with about 3 of those GB taken by the Android OS itself, and about 2 more taken up with ...
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How do I remove the "plus" icon in folders on Samsung Galaxy S6?

I'm on a Samsung Galaxy S6 and recently updated to Android 6. Now in every folder on my home screen, I have this "plus" icon which is meant to select apps to add to the folder instead of ...
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ro.adb.secure=0 device still shows as unauthorized over adb Windows 10

I recently purchased a tablet that is a cheap allwinner a33 based Chinese product. I wanted to connect to it over adb but the RSA key popup would not come up. The build.prop shows the ro.adb.secure=0 ...
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Swipe required before pattern unlock on Android 6.0 Marshmallow

I have a pattern screen lock set on Samsung Galaxy S6, and with the Android 6.0 Marshmallow upgrade, I must swipe before I get the pattern. Can I disable the required swipe, and just open the pattern ...
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Chrome tabs flicker and appear blank

I'm using chrome 106 on Lenovo tb3-710i android 6.0.1 LineageOS custom rom. Chrome tabs at the top flicker constantly and appear in a white blank block shape. How can I solve this problem?
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How to decrypt Adopted Storage?

Using the SD card as Adopted Storage encrypts it. How can it be decrypted?
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How to install Cyanogenmod / LineageOS 13 (Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow) with GApps and Signal Messenger onto a Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 GT-I8160?

This question is uncommon and may not apply to a lot of you. But I dropped two phones in a row so I needed to grab my old Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 GT-I8160 backup phone and revive it. I had it already ...
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Prevent music players from auto play on bluetooth connect

Whenever I connect my android device with a bluetooth device, it automatically starts spotify and starts playing. As far as I know this also happens to other users/players (according to google) How ...
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Is it possible to completely disable radio signal in a phone without a SIM card?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, powered by CyanogenMod 13 (Android Marshmallow 6.0.1), which I use as Wi-Fi only, being it without SIM card. The device antenna, though, seems to be constantly ...
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Last version of Chrome for Nexus 7 2013 2nd gen.?

I've just got hold of an old Nexus 7 2013 2nd gen., running 6.0.1 Marshmallow. After resetting, the Play Store downloads updates, and I can install the latest version of Firefox and the last version ...
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How to gain administrator privileges on a kid's Android 6 phone?

I have an old functional Honor phone with Android 6 which would be perfect for the little ones to use basic apps such as Spotify Kids or Youtube Kids. I created a Google kids account, added it to my ...
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How can I edit the URL of a home screen bookmark?

I want to have a bookmark shortcut on my Home screen to launch a web app I use regularly. The only way I found to achieve this is using the Add to Home screen from the Chrome browser menu when I'm on ...
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Android Studio - data manager - permission denied

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5, Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. I try to access a save file for a game without Google Play cloud backup. I have managed to get deeper into the file system using Android Studio ...
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How to upgrade Xiaomi Redmi 3 to Android Marshmallow?

I have recently updated the MIUI 7 to MIUI 8. Thought it was based on Android Marshmallow. But it is on the same Lollipop version. How do I update it into Marshmallow? I know there is no official way ...
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Changing volume capacity

I have an Android tablet in my car, and the volume it's volume is in the range on 0-30. It is very low since the last tablet (not an android tablet) had a range of 0-60. How can I raise the maximum ...

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