Questions tagged [8.1-oreo]

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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Folders organization in home screen not always shown

Currently using a Samsung S10e with Android 11. I Smart-Switch'ed from a Samsung J7 prime with Android 8, a couple of months ago. In my Android 8, I had app icons organized in folders, both in my Home ...
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How to enable WiFi sharing in Android 8.1 in LG Nexus 5x [duplicate]

Currently, when we try to turn on Hotspot in Nexus 5x, then WiFi just gets disabled and only mobile data is shared over WiFi instead of already connected WiFi (broadband). Using Netshare WiFi sharing ...
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How to restore Google backup on Android 8.1.0?

My Android 11 'phone just died. I had Google Backup running. I have an old Android 8.1.0 device lying around, which will do until I can buy a new 'phone. There's lots of advice out there, but it all ...
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Power down USB on standby

I've been using USB keyboard and / RFID readers on a tablet (Android 8.1.0 on Samsung GalaxyView2). If the tablet goes standby, they keep powered, draining the tablets battery fast. Is it possible by ...
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Access files from SD card (Android 8.1) from computer

I am using an additional SD card on my Android 8.1 phone. It is not formatted as internal memory, and I would like to keep it this way in case my phone fails. The problem I now face is that I can't ...
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How to decrypt android adopted storage without the key?

I would like to know if there is any possible workaround for decrypting the adapted storage. I don't care about recovering my data because I've got the backup already. I tried formatting the sd card ...
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Android devices getting slower over time

At work we have a bunch of Casio handheld android terminals (DT-X400). They do not have any connectivity to the internet (so no updates), almost all apps are disabled except for those we use for work. ...
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Android on off button broken

I have an Android phone running 8.1.0 with a broken on and off button. However I have a spare custom button (my phone model is a cubot king_kong_3). As I'm a student and don't have lots of money I ...
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How to allow other devices to resolve android hostname from ip?

i have played around setting up hostname for the device, so i tried to modify net.hostname setting inside /system/build.prop file but even after device restart it gave me "android-...
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Smartphone laggy and slow: when a factory reset is ineffective

First of all, I would like to say that I recognize how tiring it must be to read about people asking for help to solve problems all the time. I tried to not be that person... but here goes my story. I ...
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Notify when getting "no signal" on the LG Q6

For several days now, the LG Q6 has made me angry when it suddenly stops detecting the SIM card. (once or twice a day) I don't want to discuss the cause and possible solution. (Restart always helps) ...
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Android 8 confirmation before restart

Is it possible to configure Android 8 to ask for confirmation before powerdown/restart? Is that option manufacturer dependant?
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Sharing Apps between Accounts (due to user age)

Good Morning Everyone, Before I ask the question about sharing apps between Android users, I wanted to quantify the use case. This is because I don't want to come across as trying to illegally ...
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Open Wifi QR code on Android 8

I have an old Wileyfox 2x with Android 8.1 on it. When I try to open a 'WiFi QR code', instead of creating a new WiFi connection, the pseudo-URL is just opened in a browser window. Is this even ...
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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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Xiaomi Mi Band 2 cannot be paired with App Mi Fit in Android 8.1.0

I wanted to pair the LG Q6 with the Mi Band 2. I installed Mi Fit, created a google account and wanted to pair with the device. However, after a while, an error is displayed stating that it couldn't ...
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How to flash a custom rom on galaxy on5 pro

I'm an Android fan and I have a Samsung Galaxy On5 Pro. It is currently running Android Marshmallow 6.1. I want it to get upgraded to Android Nougat 7.1.1. I don't have a recovery. How can I install ...
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Replacement SD card not mounted properly in device

I have an Android 8.1 device (encrypted, not rooted) that is configured to use an SD card as internal storage. That SDcard broke down and needed to be replaced. After inserting a fresh replacement ...
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Cannot install ip webcam app on Nexus 6p

I'm trying to re-purpose my Nexus 6p as a webcam. I wanted to install ip webcam on it, but the app store is is telling me that my device is not compatible. On the play store the ip webcam app listing ...
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Turn on a Quicksettings tile automatically when I open a specific app?

I want to turn on proximity service tile when I open an app and turn off proximity service tile automatically, when I close the app.
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Google play services keeps stopping, and it is much worse than normal

My Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016 version) is constantly showing "Google play services keeps stopping" every 2~3 seconds. My device is running on android Oreo. I tried reverting back playstore to ...
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How to disable popup when turning on/off Wifi in Tasker

I have Tasker on 2 phones. One is Huawei, Android version 9 while the other is KTouch, Android Version 8.1. Both have the same settings provided (Battery optimization disabled, Usage access enabled ...
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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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Disable Wallpaper Autoresize and Scroll

My RCA Voyager Pro (Android 8.1.0) recently got a firmware update. Since the update, I have not been able to set a wallpaper without it "zooming in." Take these screenshots for example. When I select ...
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cant flash Lenovo Tab M10 TB-X605L LTE with Android 8

I have a Lenovo Tab M10 TB-X605L LTE that I would like to give to my grandfather with Teamviewer Host installed to accept incoming calls because he is unable to do so. We want to give him the ...
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Android adb restore not working on Android 8.1.0 as target phone

I'm migrating app data involving several packages, using adb backup and restore, from an older phone (source) to a newer phone (target). Android versions are detailed below. I'm using the following ...
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Android: Change file-contents under /system/etc with Magisk

I would like to change a configuration file under /system/etc or /etc. Neither of those locations are writeable and I can't make them writeable with a rw remount. The device is "rooted" with Magisk. ...
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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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ADB Root Grant Root Permission to App or Package

I am having a little trouble with my Development Board it is Orange Pi 4B, running Android 8.1 Currently I have access to ADB root and also can modify the system folder or even place files inside ...
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Root my oreo device?

I have some experience with rooting, upgrading, installing twrp and another stuff. My phone is Samsung Galaxy J7+ with (oreo). Btw, based on some articles that i've read, it's too risky if i want to ...
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SD applications return to Internal Memory [duplicate]

I have a Samsung J7 prime with Android 8.1, the issue is that my applications can be moved normally to external storage, but then it appears again in the internal memory. (when google play store ...
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Android x86 Oreo (8.1) stuck at _ (underscore) after GRUB

I'm trying to install Android x86 on virtual machine in VirtualBox 6.0. The image I've downloaded is android-x86_64-8.1-r2.iso from android-x86.org The installation process I've followed is similar ...
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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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How to disable USB OTG on Android 6+?

I need to disable the OTG (USB) on Android 8. I already did it on Android 6 by disabling a permission on the file android.hardware.usb.host.xml but it is not working anymore on Android 8.1.
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What does vga=844 means and what other values are there?

I installed Android-x86 on VirtualBox and find the resolution to be too big, because it causes lags on the virtual device. I wanted to try a smaller resolution and came to the menu.lst file with the ...
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How is the list of apps allowed to install another apps populated?

On Android 8.1, If I go to "Settings" > "Apps & Notifications" > "Advanced" > "Special App Access" > "Install unknown apps", what determines which app are in this list ? On my phone, ...
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Settings keep resetting after restart Oppo ColorOS

I have an Oppo R17 (Model CPH1879) running ColorOS V5.2.1 based on Android 8.1.0. The problem is that every time I restart my device or if its battery runs out, some of my settings are reset to ...
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Factory reset, will the os revert?

Hi I just purchased an Android phone that came with Android Oreo. It's replacing a phone that had Android Pie. Shortly after I set up the new Android Oreo phone It upgraded to Android Pie, but because ...
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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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Launcher preference not persistent between reboots

I recently purchased the BLU Vivo One Plus 2019, which runs Android Oreo (8.1). After installing kiss launcher and setting as my default launcher, I rebooted my device and the launcher reset back to ...
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Android tablet disconnects from wifi every ten minutes

I have a Galaxy Tab A Wifi only version (SM-T580), running Android 8.1.0. It is unrooted. Every ten or fifteen minutes or so, the wifi drops out. After about 30 seconds or so, it reconnects. No other ...
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How to upgrade SWM 8802 to Android 8.1

I purchased a SWM 8802 double din automotive head unit from ebay and I was under the impression that it would have android 7.1 installed as advertised. Turns out it actually has android 5.1, which has ...
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How to move data to a bigger SD card (internal storage)?

I have a Moto G5 with Android 8.1. My 128 Gb micro sd card is formatted as internal, and I want to replace it with a bigger one (and I want to still use it as an internal storage). Is it any way I can ...
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Re-locking bootloader with stock ROM/recovery - Wileyfox Swift 2 Plus

I recently unlocked the bootloader on my Wileyfox Swift 2 Plus to take a partition image, as per this answer. I didn't flash the recovery or make any change to the ROM, and the device is not rooted. ...
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Why can't I move apps to external sdcard? [duplicate]

I'm using Redmi 5 Plus with global Oreo 8.1 ROM, rooted with Magisk. And I can't move my apps to external sdcard. I tried with native method of Android. But the Redmi 5 Plus or MIUI doesn't seem to ...
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Any chance to get rid of "PC Sync" calendar entirely?

Ten years later... Can someone explain me, how did I get "PC Sync" calendar to my stock calendar app on my Android 8.1 / Neffos X9 and -- the most important -- how to get rid of it? I know, I can ...
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Unable to clear user data in Google Play Music

Google Play music occupies more than 1GB on my mobile phone. As you can see in the screenshot below, User Data accounts for most storage around ~1GB. When I press the Clear Data button, the screen ...
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Outlook not showing notifications

I am using ms Outlook on my moto g5 plus android 8. My Outlook app does not sure any notifications. It used to but not anymore. What do I do?
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Android storage errors, cannot write files, app keeps stopping?

My Android phone runs 8.1, model ASUS Zenfone Live V. I have 15.06 GB/16 of internal storage and roughly 11/128 on an microSD card. (I checked with ASUS when I bought it, it is the max storage and ...
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How to disable the google app in android 8.1.0?

I have been looking for the option using the google app itself, but when selecting the settings button inside, it does nothing, only stays in the same screen without the options in the second and ...