Questions tagged [8.0-oreo]

Please only use this tag if you feel your question is specific to Android 8.0 Oreo. It was officially released on August 21, 2017, on Pixel and Nexus devices.

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Does the latest Android release is secure against the ADB vulnerabiliy?

I have two smartphones running Android 10 and 8, The ADB is enabled for many proposes. Generally some vendors have been shipping products with Android Debug Bridge enabled. But it seems that enabling ...
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Are wildcards available in setting up MiXplorer AutoTasks?

I want to set up an auto-task in MiXplorer to delete two types of files that another application creates -- one appears in two different folders, and another is in one folder but has different numeric ...
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Frame stutters appear just when touching/swiping the screen on Android EMUI 8

I have heard about intensive apps causing frame stutters on Android, but this isn't apparently. I'm using a Huawei P10 Lite with Android EMUI 8 (Oreo), and the stutters in this case only happen when I ...
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EMUI 8: Where is the downloaded OTA located?

I downloaded the latest version of EMUI 8 for my Huawei Nova 2i (RNE-L22), the file size is 3GB. Before installing the update, I'm planning to do a factory reset but that means I will need to re-...
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Storage Booster - Disable duplicate image scan

I have a Samsung Galaxy A5 with Android 8.0.0. Occasionally I get a notification that Android found many duplicate images: It says: "Storage-Booster. Duplicate image found. There are 2549 ...
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Any way to root a crushed phone and get encryption file from it?

tl;dr Is it possible to root an Android 8.0 phone that is accessible only via USB? Is it then possible to extract encryption .key file out of it in order to decrypt its SD Card that was formatted and ...
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Notification icons are not being displayed on the status bar

You can see that I have notifications in WhatsApp and Messages app but the notifications icons are not visible on the status bar. I have searched through the settings but couldn't find a way. Device = ...
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Missing option to disable data switch

There's a result to "Switch to mobile data automatically", when you search for it on the Settings menu. But the ACTUAL option is nowhere to be found... Where exactly is it ? Since there is ...
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Restore functionality to press home button to go to home screen

On my Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) with Android 8, I used to be able to press the home button to directly go to the home screen. Some configuration must have changed because now when I press the home ...
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Unlocking the bootloader Huawei P8 Lite 2017 (PRA-LX1(C02)

I'd like to have my bootloader unlocked for my Huawei P8 Lite 2017 (PRA-LX1(C02)), but I don't wanna spend money on DC-Unlocker. My phone runs Android 8.0 EMUI 8.0 but I can downgrade it to Android 7....
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Wikipedia app scrolls page to some random (?) place after image's description edit

Since I am a part-time Wikipedia contributor, while reading some articles, I am also often adding (or correcting) a lot of image descriptions. Image description editing is currently done on a separate ...
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How to send .apk file over mobile Gmail?

Since .apk is a regular executable file, I was more than sure that I will be able to trick mobile Gmail in the same way as I was able to trick PC version of Gmail years ago to force it to send a PC ...
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Drag'n'drop event moving gone in Calendar… again

Google Calendar's event's drag'n'drop functionality stopped working... again, after nearly exactly two years since previous report. Tried to restart both Google Calendar and phone itself (Motorola ...
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Is the “History” tab gone from Wikipedia after latest update?

After latest update to Wikipedia mobile app for Android (3-4 weeks ago, the one that introduced many changes in user interface), I cannot find "History" functionality or tab. I've checked ...
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What type of encoding is Android currently using?

A little back story, I was utilizing a GitHub sample program (https://github.com/mi5t4n/AndroidPatternCracker) to crack the pattern of an android phone. I have tried using it on sample gesture.key ...
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Is it possible to bypass android USB debugging authorization and gain access to ADB shell?

Is it still possible to bypass a rooted Android version 8 USB debugging authorization using ADB? I'm currently working on a mini forensic application project which works similar to Cellebrite. I have ...
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Turn on display for new notifications?

Is there a way to turn on the display for new notifications arriving? Use case: I enjoy having my display turned off but don't want to manually turn it on to check for new notifications on my lock ...
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Unable to permanently deleted broken files automatically appearing in “recently deleted” in photo gallery

I have this problem since few weeks now. I am Unable to permanently deleted unknown broken files (2 videos) automatically reappearing in "recently deleted" files in photos gallery app (Oreo ...
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How can you connect to Yahoo! imap in native android email client?

I'm running Android 8.0 on an LG V20 When I attempt to connect my Yahoo! mail to the stock android email app I'm unable to enter my application password for Yahoo! Instead the native android email app ...
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Restarting a bricked Android phone

My Lenovo K8 Note has bricked. I am able to format it with ‘Smart Phone Flash tool’ (Mediatek). I wanted to know how I can load Android on it and restart it. I tried to format it and it was successful....
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Certain “core” apps lost access to media files

At some point in time (about a week ago) something happened to my Motorola Moto Z2 Play / Android 8.0 that caused my base apps to not have access to my media files (i.e. audio, photos etc.). Examples: ...
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Android phone does not recognize that there is a backup in Google Drive

I have backed up my phone (LG G7 ThinQ) to google drive and I am trying to restore my app data. The problem is that when I go into the settings app under the backup and restore option, it tells me ...
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How to change contact's photo under Android 8.0 [duplicate]

I am trying to change a contact's photo under my Motorola Moto Z2 Play / Android 8.0.0 (Security Patch July 2019): Contacts > 🔍 (find a contact) > 🖉 (edit contact) > 📸 (change photo) > ...
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Change Gboard microphone input

[ So when I clicked the microphone button on my Gboard, Pixel 2, it used to come up as pictures 1&2. Now, this changed today, when I click the microphone, the keyboard goes away, and screenshot #...
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Does Android Oreo Go support tethering?

I want to get a cheap Android Go phone for wifi-tethering purposes as the battery is acting up on the cheap Argos Bush Hero 5.5 V3 AC55SEDCV2 phone I use for that purpose. Does Android Oreo Go ...
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Developer options will not appear despite clicking Build Number

I am going to "About Phone" -> "Software Information" and clicking "Build Number" and am presented with a message saying "No need, developer mode has already been enabled". However I do not see ...
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How do I allow two apps on Android to open the same file type? i.e. Not have to choose a default

We have two applications that run on the Android platform that both use XML files to transfer data. (Android v8.0.0) However when we open either app, the OS always asks "Which one of these two apps ...
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How to disable user input (touchscreen) from command line without root

In the android command line, I need to disable the touchscreen user inputs. I do not want to use root because I want it to be universal instead of device-specific (root is obviously not as widespread ...
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Flashlight comes on for no apparent reason

I have a Samsung A5 running Android 8. Every so often when I pull it out of my pocket the flashlight is on. The screen will be locked due to timeout and there is no indication that I somehow pocket ...
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how to stop a system update upon restart

Quick question, I have an old Essential PH-1 that runs on Android 7.1.1 (Nougat). I accidentally okay'ed it to update to Oreo and it says to allow the updates to take effect to the newer Oreo OS I ...
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Autopsy of an android 8 death under low memory and battery conditions, manifested as pattern lock, cured by reinstalling OS

The device in question is a Samsung J4, the model was released in May 2018 and the device was purchased and activated in early 2019. The device came with Android 8.0, its consists of a standard ARM ...
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Howto downgrade any app to the previous version without losing data on android oreo?

Howto downgrade any app to the previous version without losing data on android 8.1 ? EDIT 0 : Nota Bene : Here, Fairemail is given as an example, my question is not app specific but Android specific. ...
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all google product app isn’t loading or working. what to do?

Google services like Youtube, Gmail, assistant, Docs, google app etc are not loading or working. The loading bar appears but nothing happens. Play store loads everything but when i click install it ...
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How can I use my Android Phones to remember more than 200 Paired Bluetooth devices?

My In house app communicates with Bluetooth device (In house) via an Android Phone; I require a device (Android) to store pairing information for more than 200 devices (Bluetooth); Currently, I am ...
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Cheap phone disabled flashing with mispelled error message

I have an 'Advanced A4 2019' phone from BLU, and it's known to have spyware. I wanted to flash the phone's recovery with TWRP to install a custom ROM, but I can't seem to enable flashing. It runs ...
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Called 112 (emergency) but no record in call log?

Last week I called 112 for an emergency. Later I saw that this call was not logged. In the past these calls were logged. Any ideas why this happens?
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Where can I run a .sh script on Android without root?

Lately I've been playing around with .sh scripting in Android. At first I used BusyBox and it's integrated scripting utility, though I quickly realised that coding on the phone isn't the best, so I ...
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What's inside the Android A/B-Update payload.bin?

I am using Android 8 for an embedded device, with Android Verified Boot 2.0 secured via HW-keys, and A/B OTA update (no streaming). I want to make sure that the software on the device is tightly ...
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Disable “Unkown sources” setting in Android Oreo

In previous versions of Android one could go to Personal > Security and there disable the Unknown sources setting in order to install freely APKs from unknown origins. In Androi Oreo this was changed ...
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Skip update during set up and go straight to Google Account sign in

I've got a phone that's having problems updating to Android 9. It constantly fails the update saying "Installation Problem" with no further detail. However, I don't need the phone to update right now, ...
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Data connection is disconnected while talking with phone

I see that my Samsung A5 running Android 8 drops data connection when I am talking with the phone app. I mean, while data connection is ON and I see 4G icon, by placing a call or answering a phone ...
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How to remotely control an android phone without using the screen?

Ok Today I got a problem where something looking like a blue ink stain progressively leaked inside the screen in 6 hours until things turned from blue to completely black until nothing can be ...
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What is the fastest way to shutdown unrooted Android phone?

Sometimes I need to have my phone shut down as fast as possible. In older phones I was able to remove the battery, but after some "innovations" this feature is no longer present. Is there any better ...
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Android 8 delayed notifications

Every once in a while my device get "stuck" - I send an SMS or Email, and they are received only after 10 minutes or later. The device can be "stuck" even when the phone is on, and running other apps. ...
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In Android 8, during video recording, how the data is saved to disk?

In Android 8, during long video recording, 1) how often does the recorded video data is written to internal storage? 2) What is the size of each piece of data written? 3) Is the data stored ...
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How does SuperSU check if a phone is rooted?

I have a rooted custom device (Android 8.0), I can use adb and run su and do whatever I want in the shell. But SuperSU or any other app cannot find root. I have made a symlink from /system/xbin/su to /...
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Always require PIN to unlock device

Is there any way to always require the user to enter the PIN (instead of fingerprint) to unlock the device? It seems that as soon as you add a fingerprint to the phone, now it no longer requires the ...
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How could I make “Do not Disturb” block Facebook Messenger popup?

I have DND (Do not disturb) enable from 8:00 - 17:00 (Priority only), but the Facebook Messenger still can popup, how could I make Do not disturb feature to work on Facebook Messenger? I'm using Sony ...
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Is there a way to improve voice to text results?

Lately, I've been doing quite a bit of dictation using the voice-to-text functionality. For the most part, it's all right but it's developed some annoying behavior. Regular words are getting ...
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Tapping on a contact makes call, how can I see a contact's phone number on Android 8?

If I search for and tap a contact, it calls them, but I can't see their number. If I scroll up and down endlessly looking for a specific contact and I tap them, it still won't show me the phone number....

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