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Use this tag if your question is specific to Android 8.1 Oreo, an incremental update over 8.0 that was released in December 2017.

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How to make navigation bar stay on side in landscape?

I've recently gotten a Samsung Galaxy Tab S4. When I'm holding it in portrait mode the nav bar is at the bottom and that's fine, but when I rotate it to landscape the nav bar moves to the long edge. ...
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What do I need to do, to let email be stored in this folder?

I asked Aquamail to save attachments on my SD card, but it had permissions issues. The info on the folder is below. Aquamail error message: Folder info/permissions in FX: I understand that ideally, ...
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My gallary and music is not picking up my SD card storage

So I checked my phone after a while like after 3 hours and then I saw all my photos and songs were not there anymore I checked my ES file explorer because by default I have a Google files(which is not ...
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Open gapps crashing, no GSF id available on LineageOS 15.1

I just installed LineageOS 15.1 on my Galaxy Note 4 (SM910F) via TWRP, everything worked out nicely. Now I wanted to add the Gapps to the system in order to use the playstore. I downloaded the zip ...
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Hide the PIN entry on stock lock screen

Is it possible to hide the visual feedback on the PIN entry on the Android stock lock screen? The feedback makes it pretty easy for anybody standing near to watch the PIN: I know that it is possible ...
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File not deleted from Downloads message (but got disappeared)

When I try to delete a file using the downloads app (Android 8.1 app), I sometimes get the notification that my file couldn't be deleted and subsequent message by tapping the notification that my file ...
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How to prevent systemless Xposed Framework from crashing Play Store?

I'm using systemless Xposed Framework module (v90.2 beta 3) of Magisk Framework (v17.1) on a rooted OnePlus 6 running OxygenOS v5.1.8 (Android 8.1.0). I'm having an issue with Xposed Framework and ...
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“Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep” not working in Honor 8x [duplicate]

I have set in my Honor 8x (Android 8.1) phone the option "Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep" to "always", but when I download large games from Google Play, then after a short period, when I check again I ...
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Gmail Contacts on Android refusing to sync 1 specific contact. What could be the reasons?

In my android device, I have set my contacts to be sync to my gmail account. I just add contacts under my email address instead of the phone and just assumed that everything will be synced. But now I ...
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Show (custom) label in results when searching contacts

I have assigned some custom labels to some of my contacts. Now when searching for this label I see the contacts that have that label. Is there a way that the label also is being displayed in the ...
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mac address randomization on NON-rooted Android 8.1 phone for both wifi and mobile data

I am trying to force my box to (up to date as of posting, NOT rooted Xiomi Redmi Note 5 with Android 8.1.0 OPM1.17 with security patch 2018-09-01., kernel 4.4.78perf+, gui is MIUI v10.0.2.) ...
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Custom AVB keys on Sony XPeria X Compact (F5321)

I own a Sony XPeria X Compact (F5321) phone running AOSP Oreo 8.1.0. Being in the process of securing my phone, I was wondering if Sony bootloaders support custom Android Verified Boot (AVB) keys; as ...
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How to prevent vibration of calls from one contact?

I have a contact who calls me regularly on Wednesday evenings. I already set her ring tone to "nothing", but cannot find any method to prevent the vibration. Using regularly silent-mode, but I ...
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How to turn off split screen mode in Oreo?

I hate this feature because: I don't use it I often turn this on automatically Any way this can be disabled? I've searched the net but nothing useful came up. Thanks
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How can I use ADB Access to add a notification drop down button to the navigation bar?

I am using a Samsung Note 9 running Android 8.1. I would like to add a button to the navigation bar that brings down the notification drawer. This was possible natively on a previous version of ...
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Moved files within Internal Storage and file can't be accessed from android

I have Moto G S5 (Android 8.1). I connected it to my laptop (Ubuntu 18.04). I moved some files (about 4 Gb) from a folder in internal storage to root folder of the internal storage. Transfer ...
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Android 8.1.0 User Certificates and IPSec VPN

The System OS: 8.1.0 (Oreo / AndroidOne Program) Phone: Nokia 6.1 Kernel: 4.4.78-perf+ Other details: Phone is encrypted, has a stock OS The problem I have a VPN to connect to and have the ...
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Oreo 8.1 for Redmi Note 3

I'm using Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 with Android 6.0. I don't think there will an official android update for my device further. I am thinking of unlocking the bootloader, and installing oreo in it. Can ...
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How can I use the fingerprint sensor on my unencrypted phone?

Searching for the cause of decreased screen-on time after updating the firmware on my phone (the standby time is generally excellent), I realised it was not encrypted before, and as I had to change ...
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“Do not disturb” schedule not taking effect

I've configured "Do not disturb" to be on from 21:30 to 10:00. This morning, in around 7:00, I got a "new mail" chime that woke me up. When I got it, I looked at the screen and saw that DND is off. ...
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Paytm Linked Contacts not able to make phone call on j7 prime

i have a j7 prime and after oreo update, some contact details for contacts are deleted from phonebook and but these contacts are still linked to paytm. so i couldnt make call for these contacts.. i ...
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Android-x86 8.1: graphical glitches

I can install android-x86-8.1-rc1.iso, but when I boot it looks like this: What can i do to fix this? PS: I installed it directly to my Root-Server. Virtualization is activated and already works ...
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Does Android 8.1(Oreo) lack “Landscape Orientation” mode?

I am using AospExtended v5.7 for tomato and I have noticed something weird. The rotation button in the status bar only toggles between Portrait Mode and Auto Rotate Mode. It lacks the Landscape Mode(...
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Any way to hide the “Advanced Reboot” option in Power menu in AospExtended?

An Advanced Reboot option appears in the Power Menu(which appears on holding the Power button) which gives me a bad feeling since my phone ends up in a lot of hands. Is there any way to disable it?
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How to launch recent apps menu in Android 8.1(AospExtended)?

I have installed AospExtended's official build for my device last night, since then I'm unable to launch the recent apps menu. Through deep investigation, I found that there exist settings to ...
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android oreo , /system, /data and /sdcard for media

I am in need of a new mobile and the new kid on the block is Android 8.0 . From what little I could garner it seems there are three partitions by default which happen in an android phone. I come from ...
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Unpinning apps when using Gesture-based system navigation

I've recently acquired a Redmi Note 5, and I quite appreciate the gesture navigation. (Settings -> System & Device -> Full screen display -> Full screen gestures) However, I also like using app ...
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Disable Bluetooth auto connect for specific devices

The info Android version: 8.1.0 Phone: BQ Aquaris X Pro. The phone ships with almost-stock Android. I am using Nova Launcher (not sure if important) The situation I have a Bluetooth headset on my ...
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How to ensure that the device is always connected to our own hotspot accesspoint instead of any other network?

I'm trying to connect to a hotspot on another device. But the problem is, the device immediately switches back to another network with internet connection. I want to prevent this behavior, and ensure ...
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How to unlock screen with Bluetooth keyboard

I can wake up the screen of my Android device by hitting almost any key on my bluetooth keyboard. But all I see are my notifications, I can't actually unlock the screen. How do I get the thing to ...
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How can all voice activation be disabled, but still allow voice-to-text on command? Note9/Oreo

For several reasons including HIPAA, I would like to disable all voice activation (i.e. "always-listening") functions on my Note 9 (Oreo) - however, I want to retain the ability to use voice-to-text ...
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Schedule power off/on in 8.1.10 Oreo

I just got a new 'phone running Android 8.10 Oreo, and I can't find the schedule power off/on anywhere. Has the feature been removed? If not, where can I find it; I realize that this might vary by ...
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Single icon for grouped Apps in Andropid 8 Oreo?

As with previous version, I can drag one app over another to make a group, and I can name that group. I just got a new 'phone running Android 8.10 Oreo and it is showing tiny icons of each app in the ...
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Permission denied when working with/without “su -c” in /cache

I am trying to issue this command adb shell "su -c echo 'boot-recovery' > /cache/recovery/command" //OR// adb shell "echo 'boot-recovery' > /cache/recovery/command" outputs the same: /system/...
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No fetching of instant messages and e-mail after update to Oreo 8.1

I have a Blackberry keyone that got updated last week to android 8.1, and after that update I need to open Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger Lite, GMail and other similar apps manually to receive the ...
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How to change the browser of a web-shortcut

An incompatibility between F-Droid's current version of IceCat and Android-8, makes it that I can't "Add to home screen" from IceCat (well, I can, but it doesn't do anything other than jump back to ...
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Fullscreen UI When In Landscape

AOSP ROM I think we all know what i'm talking about here, when you are in Landscape mode the UI "shinks" down and just occupies the middle of the screen. I wanna know if there's a way to make that ...
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Wifi status 'Connected, no internet'. Can access all internet resources I've tested

Related question I've put a new router into the office to run our 'guest' wireless network. It's a FRITZ!box 3490. Android devices connected via both 2.4 and 5G are showing as 'connected, no ...
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How to update Android System WebView on MIUI

I'm on rooted MIUI 10 8.8.9 Android 8.1 Currently there is WebView version 62.0.3202.84 installed inside /system/app/WebViewGoogle/WebViewGoogle.apk with /oat/arm and /oat/arm64 directories ...
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How can i update prestigio 5508 duo to oreo 8.0 or 8.1? [duplicate]

I want to update my phone to oreo without data loos. No its version of android is kitkat 4.4.
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URL Scheme for Google Gmail?

WhatsApp and many other services offer URL Schemes (they work like direct links or deep links) for their apps. An example is whatsapp://. Is there one available for Google Gmail? I tried these and ...
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Some parts of touchscreen not responding

So I play a lot of PUBGM. For anyone who's not familiar with the game, you can switch weapons by tapping one of the two weapons from the bottom central part of the screen, in landscape mode. While ...
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Android 8.0 (Oreo) keypad command codes on Samsung phones

What is the Android 8.0 + current alternative to the android 7.0 and below keypad dialer command "hidden" codes since that method no longer works? For example "##4636##" for phone info. Is it just ...
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Can I force clients of my phone's Wi-Fi hotspot to use my DNS?

My phone is a Mi A1 with Oreo 8.1. It is not rooted. I am offering WiFi using hotpsot . I discovered that devices connected to my hotspot do not inherit the DNS server from my hotspot. Questions: ...
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How to setup navigation gestures in Android Oreo?

In my previous RedMi phone, I could swipe from the left to move back, swipe from bottom to go to the home screen, and swipe and hold from the bottom to get to the multitasking view. However, in my ...
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Allow an app to override Do Not Disturb in Oreo

In Nougat, there used to be a per-app option to control which apps could override Do Not Disturb. In Oreo, I only see the Low/Medium/High/Urgent options, none of which say that they override Do Not ...
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identify status-bar icons

I'm running Oreo 8.1.0 on a Xiaomi A1. In the status bar I see the following three similar icons, never more than one of them at a time; for none of them can I find info by searching online, nor at ...
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How do I update an OTA while retaining TWRP and Magisk, only with my phone?

I have a OnePlus 6 that uses the A/B partition schema. Previously with my OnePlus 5 with TWRP, I normally download the OTA package, reboot into TWRP to install it, and then TWRP img and Magisk ZIP ...
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Installing Gapps (space problem)

I have installed the custom ROM from TeamWin recovery mode for android 8.1 (don't judge 😋). Everything was installing fine with no errors but then I then installed Gapps, it then told me there is not ...
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Connecting WiFi via ADB Shell (Oreo 8.1 - LineageOS)

I've tried all publicly discussed methods I could find to connect to WiFi via ADB on a phone with a broken screen (no display/no touch). The closest I have got is via wpa_cli using the method #1 ...