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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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SD card not showing files when connected to pc

When my phone MOTOROLA G3(2015) is updated to Marshmallow, its not showing files when connected to PC. While connecting, it shows options as charing only, PTP, MTP, MIDI. When I select MTP, it shows ...
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When will my device get the Android 6.0 update (Marshmallow)?

Android "M" was officially announced on at the Google I/O conference on May 28, 2015 and revealed to be 6.0 Marshmallow on August 17, 2015. You can review the high-level changes at the Android ...
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How to decrypt the corrupt SD card formatted as internal storage?

So I'm on Marshmallow and have formatted my SD card as internal storage. Its filesystem got corrupt two weeks later for some reason. Plugging it to GParted, I see 16MB of FAT32 and the rest is an ...
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How does the “Format as internal storage” feature work in Android 6.0+?

How does the "Format as internal storage" feature work in Android 6.0+? See screenshot below: Screenshot (click to enlarge) Why is it the case that "this USB drive will only work in this device"? Is ...
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How to configure DNS properly while two LANs are running?

The device can't ping www.google.com but ping 8.8.8.8 is okay. My OS is Android 6.0.1, the kernel is 4.1.15 I've tried the resolv.conf and /etc/hosts. But these methods seem can not work on Android. ...
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How to adopt SD card as internal storage on Samsung devices?

I recently upgraded to 6.0.1 Marshmallow on my Galaxy S5 and I would like to adopt an SD card as internal storage. However, there is no option to do this. When I format the SD card, there is no "...
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Is there a way to exclude an app from Doze?

Doze has been bringing great benefit for my aging Nexus 5. But sadly, its presence also marks an end for my WhatsApp Web experience; since their "web" app is actually just a mere "interface" and still ...
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Android 6: connect as camera per default

When I connect an Android 6 phone with my pc via USB, it always connects as "USB for charging". I have to set it to "connect as camera" (PTP) manually (for ADB to work) every time. Can I set a ...
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Android phone “charging slowly”: How to make it faster

When I put my Android device to charge, the lock screen says "Charging slowly": Is it a particular software setting that tells Android to charge slowly? How to make Android charge fast?
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I want to split one MicroSD card into two parts: part adoptable storage, and part normal storage. How can I do this?

I don't want all my storage as adopted storage, so I was wondering how I can split it into 1 part adopted storage and 1 part normal file storage (what Android calls "portable storage").
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How can I move apps to SD on non-adopted Marshmallow storage?

Everyone seems to be getting excited about Marshmallow's adoptable storage feature, but to me it seems like a major regression. There can be several reasons for not adopting external storage: When ...
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How does Marshmallow encryption work technically?

I just installed Marshmallow on a Nexus 5 through a pushed update. I am confused about the way encryption works. I have good technical knowledge of encryption on computers. I would like to gain ...
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My adoptable storage is full. How can I move the data to a bigger MicroSD card?

I've got a Moto G 2014 LTE running CM13. When I found out about the whole 'adopt SD card as internal storage' thing, I was quite excited, as the actual internal storage on this phone is tiny. I set up ...
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Marshmallow USB connection type

I just flashed the Android 6 Image to my Nexus 7 (2013) LTE a few minutes ago. It was a clean flash, so I copied my files over to my PC. When I plugged it in after it booted, Windows detects it, ...
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Share WIFI from PC over USB

All the questions with similar titles are the inverse of what I want. I would like to connect my tablet (that is "blocked" on the Wifi) to my Windows 10 computer over a USB cable and have the computer ...
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In Android 6, how to deny an app permission to access the network?

In Android 6, the user has (finally!) the possibility of approving or denying specific permissions to an app. However, I couldn't find a way to approve or deny network access, either via Wi-Fi or ...
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Is it possible to mount on a PC an SD card that has been encrypted by an Android Marshmallow device?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 duos with stock Android Marshmallow, and I'm considering encrypting my SD card to prevent access to its contents in case I lose my phone. The main reason of not doing this ...
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Default USB MTP for Android 6.0

I would like to have MTP selected by default (instead of charging) when I plug an Android 6.0.x device to a PC through a USB cable. What should I add or modify in the build.prop file of my rooted ...
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Why is a suspicious program draining my battery with GPS usage?

Phone : nexus 5 version 2013 Android version : 6.0 Kernel version : 3.4.0-g2aa165e Build number : MRA58N For the last few days, 10118 has been draining my phone's battery. It drains battery by using ...
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Why Changing Permissions For Some Systems Files is Not Allowed?

I have a rooted tablet and while browsing my files, i came along this folder: (./0/android/data) in the internal storage ... lets say (X-plore file browser) has the folder: (./0/android/data/x-plore)....
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Battery Popup at 25%

I seem to have run into a bit of a challenge on one of our Android/Samsung devices... On the device, regardless of what's open, when the battery reaches 25% on discharge, the below screen pops up ...
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Nexus 5x won't use custom ringtones/notifications

Just got the 5x, and loaded it with my favorite tones. Did the same thing I usually do with Android phones to set different tones for different app notifications, alarms, etc. Phone either plays ...
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Sync ext SD to USB OTG **without** using a PC

Device Details Moto X Play - Android 6.0.1, Rooted (Systemless root) Samsung 64 GB ext SD San Disk 128 GB USB - came shipped with FAT 32 reformatted to exFAT since I have folders > 4 GB on external ...
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Mounting .img from internal storage as USB Mass Storage

I am trying to mount an .img file from my internal storage as Usb Mass Storage. There is an Android App named DriveDroid which does exactly what I wanted. I tested with this app and the app ...
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Adaptive internal storage : analysis

What are the possible difficulties occur if I use external SD card using Format as internal storage ? I have checked this link: How does the "Format as internal storage" feature work in ...
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Force MarshMallow to keep a Wi-Fi without Internet access

I'm associating a Nexus 5x running MarshMallow 6.0 to a Wi-Fi hotspot that has no Internet access. Android keeps dropping the connection every second and then won't even try to reconnect stating that ...
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Android 6+ and account permissions: where have they gone to?

I was just browsing the Android Developers Permissions list, and noticed most of the account permissions are gone – in fact, all but GET_ACCOUNTS as it seems. What does that mean, what implications ...
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Mysterious app in battery screen [duplicate]

There is a mysterious app, 99070 that is consuming power on my Nexus 5X. Any idea how I determine what it is? There is no option to stop or uninstall it. My phone is a Nexus 5X running stock Android ...
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Boot loop after flashing android 6.0 marshmallow on nexus 5 follow up

this question follows up on this one (but there are many other posts about this topic on the web.. see this reddit post and this xda developers post. I just want to approach this problem in a more ...
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How to add desktop shortcut for URL, ignoring web app manifest?

Goal: Have a desktop shortcut that opens https://news.google.com/news/i#0 , ignoring the contained web app manifest that otherwise "overrides" the saved shortcut to http://news.google.com/news?sapa=1 ...
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What happens to the already existing internal storage memory if I make SD card my internal storage marshamallow

I recently bought a phone (Lava P7) and upgraded it to Marshmallow. I need more internal memory space so I thought to make SD card my Internal storage. My SD card is 16Gb and internal storage is 8GB ...
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How do you enable Hotspot Wifi Sharing on Nexus 5 Android M version on Sprint, Tmobile, and AT&T?

I just loaded the Android M preview version as of July 2015. I'm also on the Sprint network and my phone is rooted. How can I enable wifi hotspot ability on Android M?
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“Check Your Connection And Try Again” repeated prompts

For about a month and a half my Nexus 6P (running Android Marshmallow 6.0.1) has at random times shown a notification of Check your connection and try again. This notification pops up no matter what ...
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Why to get Mobile Broadcast notices in OxygenOS 3.x abroad?

I am abroad and get such notices about cell broadcast etc when in Baltics in Fig. 1. My SIM card settings are in Fig. (2-3). Fig. 1 Broadcast-notice visible often in Baltics, Fig. 2 Settings > SIM ...
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Removing a contact from “Direct Share” panel

I just migrated to Android 6.0 and the 'Share to' panel has a new grey area on top of the various apps in which it puts contacts that, I assume, you pin there. This would be a good feature, except a ...
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Turn off vibration notification for ALL apps at once

In my stock, unrooted Android 4.3 on a Nexus 4, if I uncheck the feature Vibrate when ringing under Sound Settings, it only turns off vibration for Calls. This does not turn off vibration notification ...
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Using SD card as internal storage and migrate date

I read this question, but I want to update the question. Now with Android 6.0 we have the option to format the SD card as internal storage, and that's what I did. I also clicked that "Migrate data" ...
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“Priority only” as default mode - Marshmallow

When I try to change the "Notifications mode" using the volume key, it always defaults to "Alarms only" mode, but I would like this to be set as "Priority only". I know I can swipe down to access "Do ...
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How do I “forget” an out-of-range Wi-Fi network on a Galaxy S7?

I want to remove old saved networks that are no longer in range. I can forget visible networks, but out-of-range networks are not visible anywhere so I can't do the standard long-tap => "Forget ...
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USB reverse tethering - netcfg not found (marshmallow CM13)

I have been attempting to get reverse tethering working on my phone. I have a Galaxy S5 (g900t), running cyanogenmod 13 (marshmallow)...rooted, and with busybox. *Edit: I've made some progress. I ...
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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 to recover data from adaptive storage while rooted phone stuck at boot?

So , i'm using Galaxy Mega (i9152) with a CM13 ROM which i flashed through TWRP. For the sake of running PoGO , i had disabled root through the settings of the SuperSu app in CM13 (the game still didn'...
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Browse file system from PC in marshmallow [duplicate]

I have a LG Nexus 5 with android marshmallow OS. I used to be able to connect my phone to a PC running Windows 10 with USB cable and browse the files from the PC's file explorer. Ever since I upgraded ...
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Cannot flash Moto X Style - Due to “Pre-flash validation failed” error

I have bricked my device (The Motorola Moto X Style (UK)) after trying to install SuperSU on my device running the latest MM build. Through hours and hours of research, I am trying to flash a stock ...
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Do permissions apply across users?

If I create a secondary user and install an app while using the phone as that user, will the permissions for that app carry over for the primary user? For example, let's say I have a primary user, ...
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Boot loop after updating to official Android 6.0 Marshmallow on my Nexus 5

Last day I got the notification to download and install official Android 6.0 Marshmallow in my Nexus 5, which is not rooted, was running Android 5.1.1 and no custom ROM. As I downloaded and installed ...
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Altering left-right sound balance on Android 6.0.1

I have a hearing problem and I need to custom balance right and left outputs for my headphones. How can I do it on Android 6.0.1 ? (I have a Nexus) Conclusion so far: It seems like Android system is ...
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How much (Idle) time is needed for “Doze” to get activated ? (Android 6- Marshmallow)

Consider a device that was left on a table, unplugged, and no movement. After sometime, the screen turns off, and the screen lock may (or may not) be auto activated, according to lock and smart lock ...
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adb backup on Marshmallow - is it different?

Device and settings: Moto X Play ( Stock 6.0.1), unrooted, USB debugging enabled in developer options and verified using adb devices. Other USB/ Developer options, as in pic below Enabled desktop ...