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How do you disable "add icon to home screen" on Android Oreo?

On Android Oreo, the option for "add icon to home screen" is no longer in the Play Store settings. How do you disable the option?
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How can I disable "app is running in the background" notifications?

I've a notification from Android system that I can only snooze, not remove permanently, about an app running in the background. It's specifically about Keepass2Android: Keepass2Android is running ...
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Dark statusbar/quicksettings theme on Oreo?

I've updated my Google Pixel to Oreo. Now the statusbar and quick settings area have a light theme. Is it possible to change that back to the dark theme, like on previous versions of Android? The ...
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How can I find out if my device uses FBE or FDE?

Assuming that I have full access (root if neccesary) to a device running vanilla Android 8.1, how can I know if it is using Full Disk Encryption or File Based Encryption?
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How do you see Memory usage in Android O?

Prior to Android Oreo I could see Memory usage by going to Settings > Memory but this does not exist any more since upgrading to Android O. Is there any way to see this now or has it been removed ...
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Android O, failed to mount /system, /dev/block/dm-0 is read only

I try to mount /system in Android O to RW using the command mount -o rw,remount /system, and i got this feedback on terminal dev/block/dm-0 is read-only *Already in adb root Any idea? Thanks
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When will my device get the Android 8.0 update (Oreo)?

Android Oreo was officially released on August 21, 2017. It adds features such as picture-in-picture and AutoFill. You can review the high-level changes at the Android developer website. Of course, ...
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How to change icon shape in Android Oreo 8.0

Recently updated my Google Pixel to Android Oreo 8.0. I can't find the "change icon shape" option. Where can I find it?
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How to remove added ringtone

I have added a new ringtone to the ringtones list in Settings->Sounds->Phone ringtone>Add ringtone. After that I can see the same ringtone file in Ringtones folder of Internal storage. I need to ...
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My phone is downloading "Google Play", over mobile data

My phone randomly shows the Download Manager downloading "Google play". I usually cancel this download since it seems fishy to me, and that's what my question (asked below) is about. Since this sounds ...
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Undo remove word from autocorrect

In the newest versions of Android, you can click and hold a suggested predictive/autocorrected word, and drag it into a bin (title "remove") to prevent it from being suggested again. I accidentally ...
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Treble: How do I check if it is enabled on my device?

Title says it all By way of background Project Treble was announced with release of Oreo to speed up OS updates by reducing OEM delay . Devices running Oreo out of the box are expected to have it , ...
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Disable notification spam at end of do not disturb schedule

I'm using a Galaxy S7 with Android 8.0.0 and Samsung experience 9.0. At the end of the do not disturb schedule all my notifications come through at once. All I hear is just the notification sound ...
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How to disable Peek / Heads Up notifications globally in Android Oreo? [duplicate]

There are multiple ways to disable Peek/Heads Up notifications in previous versions of Android (e.g. these or these), but it seems that the changes introduced by Oreo (Android 8.X) prevents them all. ...
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How to export a list as Text of all Play Store Apps that I have ever installed

I need to generate a text export of the list under the MyApps-> Library Tab of the Play Store App for Android. I need a list of every App that I have ever installed from the Play Store, and not just a ...
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Manage file type or application defaults in Android 8

I am using Solid File Explorer to browse my files. Each time I tap an image, it is opened in Google's Photos. I would like to know where this relation is defined in my Android 8.0 and how can I change ...
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All Notification Tray Items Dismissed When Opening App

So on my iPhone the notification tray items disappear when I have viewed the message inside the actual application. Windows Phone works the same way. While all notification tray items for that app ...
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Get Android 7 do not disturb features back?

Do not disturb in Android 8 is now awful No way to tell it to Do Not Disturb for an hour No way to tell it to turn off DND after an alarm goes off (unless you specify a rule sets your phone to DND at ...
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How do I turn off the notification sound for when apps request the current location

Today, my HTC 10 was updated to Oreo 8.0.0. Now, whenever an app requests my location, I get the location icon appearing, and a default notification sound plays. "System UI: Finding Location" is what ...
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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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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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How to lower the minimum brightness?

On my Moto Z Play on the stock 8.0 Oreo ROM (rooted, of course), I find that the lowest brightness setting is still a bit too bright for my liking. This is in contrast with my dad's Galaxy S8+ which ...
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Android 8: enable and disable notification for certain apps during certain hours

I only found answers to this question for older versions of Android and they did not work for me: how do I enable and disable notification of certain apps (Outlook for example) during certain hours ...
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CPU usage by app on Android 8

My Samsung S7 is seriously overheated. Battery is being consumed super quickly. I need to see a simple list of applications with percentage of CPU usage. I am desperate because all attempts and ...
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Limit Access to Safe Mode, Android 8.0+ [closed]

I'm a parent, using an accountability app (MMGuardian) to limit access to certain games and apps on a Nexus 5X. The child phone is running Android 8.1.0. MMGuardian can't stop a child from rebooting ...
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How to disable the smart text selection feature in Android Oreo?

Android Oreo came with a new "smart text selection" feature that uses AI code to make smart decisions about selecting text such as addresses and phone numbers. However, in my experience this works ...
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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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How do I install Google Pixel Launcher on HTC U Ultra?

I used to be able to use the Google Now Launcher on my old HTC U Ultra device. Now I got a new device with Android 8.0.0 and here I cannot install the program anymore. How can I fix that? Edit: I ...
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Why network activity is detected from apps after VPN firewall blocks them?

A few non-rooted (no rooted) Android 7 and 8 phones from (Huawei, ZTE, Neffos and Samsung) were tested in this simple firewall (NetGuard) experiment. A selection of apps (including apps from the phone ...
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What happens if vendor partition is corrupted?

I mistakenly flashed recovery image in vendor partition while installing a custom rom. I am using Lenovo K6 Power with Lineage OS Oreo Karate by Karthik with TWRP. I was flashing Resurrection Remix ...
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Main app's icons overlays in Nova Prime's widgets

I've been using Nova Prime for about 5 years, which includes doing at least 10-20 settings backup-and-restore on various devices. Today I made one another (on my Motorola Moto Z2 Play / Android 8.0 ...
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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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Revert navbar back to the right side of the screen under 270° rotation

Since Android 8.0 (Oreo), when the device is rotated to 270° rotation, the navbar will go to the left side of the screen instead of staying to the right (as in 90° rotation): As humanized as this ...
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How to root Nokia 8?

I want to root my shiny and new Nokia 8 64GB, running mostly pure Android 8.0. This will later become part of the "how to root" series we have as a CW, following the wisdom of this meta.
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What is the catch with microSD cards that have NFC support and will my Xiaomi Mi A1 support it?

I recently bought myself a Xiaomi Mi A1. Because it has a microSD card slot I'd like to buy a card. I noticed that some have NFC. Is it worth It? Is this real NFC or just a gimmick feature to buy such ...
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Can't start Android 8.0 Oreo on emulator: "Decryption unsuccessful"

I recently downloaded system images for API Level 26 (Android 8.0), on my SDK emulator but unfortunately I can't boot the virtual device all the way to home screen. I'm stuck on the following screens:...
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Upgraded to 8.0.0 (Oreo) and Notification Vibrations Won't Stop

I didn't change any settings between 7 and 8, but suddenly I'm getting overwhelmed with my phone vibrating for every single notification. I still want to get my notifications (of which there are many) ...
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Cannot clear app data

Specs Samsung Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 Oreo App based on this Google sample that works fine on other Galaxy S8 phones Question On trying to start from scratch on my app installed by APK file, I am ...
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How to find out what is causing vibration when sending and receiving texts?

After updating my LG V20 phone to 8.0, everytime I get a text message my phone vibrates twice. My phone has also started vibrating when I send a text. I am using the message app that came with the ...
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Notification bar too dim on Galaxy S7 with Oreo

Last night my Galaxy S7 got an update that included upgrading to Oreo. I don't know whether the problem is specifically because of Oreo or if there was something else in the update that caused the ...
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Lost bluetooth device. Connection log?

I lost my bluetooth headset. If I knew the exact time my phone lost signal with it, I could be able to locate it. Is it possible to find this information if my phone is not rooted? Android 8.0, ...
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Restrict app network access on Android Oreo

Two days ago, I got android oreo 8.0 update for my xiaomi mi A1 phone which is a device based on Android One. But one of the features which I loved the most before Oreo was complete control of network ...
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How to block Spam SMS messages from contacts without number?

I receive spam from "Bubbleroom" contact without contact details after pressing three dots regularly. I am thinking how you can block messages from "no phone number" and such cases. Those messages ...
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Android O VirtualBox can't set up device - Google Play services keep crashing

I have an Android O Virtualbox and when I go to set it up, it asks if I want to set it up with data from my old phone or start new. I've tried both options, and it says that the Google Play Services ...
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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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Can my father's smartphone be compromised?

My father said to me that he allowed installation of apps from unknown sources when he was asked to do it to go further with something (he said that he don't remember when or what he was doing). In ...
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Is there a way to enable Hotspot when connected to a specific Bluetooth source?

I'd like to enable hotspot when my phone connects to the bluetooth in my car (basically turn it on when I start my car). It would be nice if there was a way to do this in Android 8.0 (Pixel XL), but ...
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Settings dark background in Android 8

The upgrade to Android 8 changed the background of the settings and the roll down menus to white. This makes it harder for me to read (partially colourblind); how can I change the background again to ...
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Turning off "storage full" warning

(Tap to enlarge) Storage almost full OK, nice of you to warn me, I'll take care of that later. Storage almost full OK, good to have a reminder. Storage almost full I guess I could have forgotten ...
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How to enable/disable apps using ADB (Android 8.x)?

I cannot get apps enabled or disabled using ADB. Android: 8.0.0 Device: Samsung Galaxy A520 (SM-A520F) I don't have root access to my device. To get the list of the disabled packages I use: $ adb ...
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