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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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How to enable picture in picture mode in Samsung Galaxy mobiles?

I have enabled the picture in picture mode option in Youtube App settings though unable to utilize the Pic in pic option. Am I missing anything to enable?
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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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Can I redirect the recent apps button/action to the app launcher?

In short, I wondered if there was a way of configuring the home/recent apps button to go to the app launcher instead? (Perhaps it is a software recommendations/tweaks question.)
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How do I remove a duplicate entry under “Open with”?

If I open a web link from GMail, first it opens within GMail itself. There is then the menu option in GMail to "Open in Chrome". If more than one app is registered for this purpose, it becomes "Open ...
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Cannot start the Virtual Machine which has been created in Virtualbox

I download a android-x86 8.1-r1 .iso. Using Virtuabox-6.0, after creating the VM with default values, I go to setting to load in the .iso. When I click 'Start', a window pops up with a msg about exit ...
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Oreo 8.1: Day of the week not displaying in notification drawer

I'm running Android Oreo 8.1. How do I have the day off the week show up next to the date in the notification drawer drop-down? Thanks.
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How to turn off auto rotation in aide

I am not able to turn off auto-rotation in aide app, i tried many times but i could not found any solution. i also tried to find the option for rotation in aide setting but there was no option given ...
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What is this icon in my status bar that looks like a finger pointing at 3 horizontal lines?

Can anyone identify this icon? here again with context: I can't find anything online and no one at Verizon or Kyocera can identify it either. I need help figuring out what this icon is and what it ...
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Prevent app from seeing installed apps

Is there any way, through settings or ADB, to prevent an app (that I installed) from knowing what other apps are installed?
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Why does my Android device not show the IP address? [duplicate]

I have created a WiFi hotspot. One device is connected my network. But the problem is, my Android is not showing the connected device IP address. The OS version is Android 8.1.0.
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Reinstall app removed via ADB

I removed 'MusicFX' via adb shell pm uninstall --user 0 'musicfx package' And now I'm having issue with playing Bluetooth media audio, so I thought maybe it's that Can it be reinstall, maybe an ...
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Any way to scroll browser or page w/ volume buttons? [duplicate]

I"m using Oreo on a Nexus 6p, and read online a lot. Is there any way without rooting that a web browser can scroll or page with the volume buttons?
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Not able to use media audio on Bluetooth

I'm using an Alcatel Tetra, Android 8.1 with bluedio victory 2nd gen headphones and media isn't working. Android insists no media is connected. I can confirm the headset support A2DP, and media gies ...
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Why Package Manger (pm) gives error “java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Unknown permission:” in shell script?

I created a .sh script which sets app permissions on android devices. If I push the script on /sdcard and run it through adb shell with command sh ./test.sh. The following error occurs on each ...
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Xperia XZ Premium Dual recognizes Micro SIM cut to fit Nano tray, but not regular Nano SIM cards

Ok, so I've got one headache inducing mind-boggler for y'all today. My phone (Xperia XZ Premium Dual, model number G8142, codename Maple, architecture Yoshino), has a rather odd issue when it comes to ...
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Music and custom podcasts are not pausing

From the time I took Note 9, I see an issue with our clients podcast (like) app which we use to transfer audio notes. When I disconnect from Bluetooth, the app is not stopping also when I resume, it's ...
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Why can't I install YouTube on my phone?

I am using a Tecno Pop 2 Power device. It runs on Android 8.1(Oreo). It's a new device. When I launched it, it came pre-installed with the "YouTube Go" app, which is in no way a replacement for the ...
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How to test emergency broadcasts?

I want to test the emergency broadcast notifications (those for extreme weather and similar) to make absolutely sure that they work and everything is set up correctly. How can I do this? Google only ...
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Android Facebook messenger emojis are gone

I have a serious problem :) I'm used to be able to chose between emoji/sticker/gif when I press the little smile next to where you enter the messages on iOS. But on my Android phone there are only ...
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Android 8.1 colors inverted incorrectly

For many releases of Android, I've used inverted colors at night to reduce screen induced insomnia. A black background is much easier on the eyes than a white background, Prior to 8.1 (on a Samsung ...
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details in edit contact not available

Since the update to Oreo 8.1 I have not been able to add details to my contacts. I can add a street address in outlook 2010 and sync it then it shows. When I edit a contact I want all possible ...
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What is this unknown app using my wifi?

I've just noticed this 10109 in my wifi usage. I have a separate entry for Deleted apps so it must be an active one. I have root, running RR Rom on a OnePlus 5T if that is of any help in identifying ...
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adb error type 3 Activity class {com.android.launcher3/com.android.launcher3.WallpaperCropActivity} does not exist

I tried to change my wallpaper via adb. As I'm new to Android and don't know much about its activities, launcher etc. I don't know where my mistake is. I have found following adb command: adb shell ...
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On Android x-86 how do I access the PC's internal CD/DVD drive?

On Android x-86 how do I access the PC's internal CD/DVD drive on an HP envy 15 running Android X-86 8.1. The device shows R/W for data exchange only, it will not read pre-recorded discs.
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TWRP unable to mount anything except external-sd (invalid argument)

I'm trying to install Magisk on my Leagoo T8s but there's errors even before Magisk installation: E:Primary block device '/dev/block/platform/bootdevice/by-name/userdata' for mount point '/data' is ...
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Google play service is deleted, and the cellphone is stuck in setting up

I finished unlocking the bootloader on my android, then I downgraded Google Play Service, then I reset the phone to factory default. After the reset, I was asked to set up the phone. However, in the ...
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What happens if a change the SIM card to my phone?

Will Android add the contacts of the new SIM card to my Google Account? What else could happen?
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Install google play on emulator

How can I install google play on emulator? I start my emulator like this: ./emulator -avd my_custom_device_API_26 -dns-server 8.8.8.8 -writable-system and I tried it this way but it doesn't work. ...
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Remove Google Play Services from no-root Android 8.1 phone [duplicate]

How does user remove the stubborn 'Google Play Services' from the Android phone? Android 8.1 'Google Play Services' does not allow remove updates option. Why does 'Google Play Services' behave ...
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Any way to “play” a contact's number as DTMF via speaker?

I bought a lovely old phone from the 70's that only "talks" the pulse dial mode: I connected it to my router and it can succesfully receive calls. When I try to dial out it does not work because the ...
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“Weather is running” notification

Running 8.1.0 on a Moto x4: I keep getting this notification: Weather is running Tap for more information or to stop the app. If I tap and Force Stop the Weather app, it comes back before ...
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Unable to unlock bootloader of OPPO F7

I have bought oppo f7, which comes with android 8.1 firmware. It has been 5 months since the purchase and obviously it is still in warranty period. I wanted to root my phone for the reasons you may be ...
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How to multiply time programs use through the sleep() system call?

how to multiply time a program waits for the sleep() system call so that when it asks to sleep 1µs it actually pause 2µs and when it ask 3 minutes it actually sleeps 6 minutes rather than the asked ...
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How to pick up the smallest distance for car?

I’m in a situation where even with forbidding motorway I’m ending up with a 110 Km deviation to the north or the south for driving straight to the east. I want the shortest path in Km even if takes ...
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How I can downgrade from U3 to U1 “oreo to nougat”

I want to downgrade my phone from Oreo to Nougat My phone is Samsung J730F. But the problem is that Samsung locked the boot-louder. Can I go back by flashing the phone combination ROM then flash my ...
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Phone memory images stopped showing in the gallery

I'm using Zenfone max pro M1, while I was trying to edit a picture I saw that most of my pictures are not shown in the gallery then I suddenly went to the gallery app and noticed that the phone memory ...
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Exclude an Android/data folder from cache cleanup

I have a game which downloads all of it's data and contents in a folder in Android/data . The size is over 400MB and device is not rooted. Every time I do a cache and junk cleanup, All files of this ...
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Can't enable “Developer options” on Android 8.1

The official guide says: On Android 4.1 and lower, the Developer options screen is available by default. On Android 4.2 and higher, you must enable this screen as follows: Open the ...
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Uber Driver is crashing (not even start) on Android 8.1

I bought a new phone because my older was so old that Uber Driver was too slow, couldn't even use a different map service (like Google Maps or Waze). Bought a Redmi 6 (International Version), with ...
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I'm not able to access the VPN Settings in Android 8.1 EMUI 8.2.0

I'm using the NordVPN App for Android. The app version is 3.8.3. My Smartphone is a Honor 8X with Android 8.1.0 and EMUI 8.2.0. In their "Automatic Kill Switch" article on https://nordvpn.com/...
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Some games force use of gamepad controls instead of touch controls

I recently bought a new smartphone, it's a LG Q7 and it's running Android 8.1 With it I tried running various games, of which, two of them are gear.club and Implosion - Never Lose Hope. Although I ...
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How to fix jittery GPS readings that occurred out of the blue?

I have a Xiaomi Mi A1 running Android 8.1.0 and had no issues with it whatsoever but lately, completely out of the blue, the GPS readings became really jittery when using the phone for running ...
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How to transfer IR Remote codes to a phone which has no learning support?

My current Android phone (Oreo 8.1) has got an IR sensor and I can use it to control some devices. But unlike, my old Android phone (KitKat 4.4), it doesn't support learning new IR codes to act as a ...
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Scheduled turn off & on on android 8.1 [duplicate]

Scheduled turning the device off and on has apparently been discontinued in Android 8. Edit: At least for my device thats the case. Given that it was one of my favorite functionalities in android 7, ...
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Change status of “view only” contact in Google contacts

Nexus 5x (yes, still running) Oreo 8.1 Google Contacts 3.2.5.222172751 I had a friend's name misspelled in my contact list and wanted to fix it. Ordinarily (and on all my other contacts) there is a ...
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Why don't calls to emergency numbers show in the Phone app's call log?

I recently had to make an emergency call. I later noticed in my device's call logs in the Phone app that the emergency number I called doesn't show up in the call log. (In other words, no entry shows ...
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Android 8.1 Keyboard on Galaxy Tab A doesn't display word choices

My old Samsung Galaxy Tab running Android 4.2 would always show 3 word suggestions above the keyboard as I was typing. I thought it was very helpful. But my new tablet(Galaxy Tab A 8") running 8.1 ...
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Moto G5 plus, not vibrating on incoming calls

I have Moto G5 Plus, with Android Version 8.1.0. This issue is related to vibration feature. My phone has stopped vibrating when I receive incoming calls. The phone vibrates properly when there is a ...
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I can't enable notifications icons badge on Moto E5 Play

I have a Moto E5 Play with Oreo 8.1(Android Go) and I can't enable notification icons badge, I mean those little dots over the application icons on home. When I go to Configuration-> Apps ...
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How to downgrade Google search app in recovery?

For some reason, I would like to downgrade the Google search app (com.google.android.quicksearchbox) to a older version, and upgrade later, on a MI 8 running Android Oreo. But when /system is mounted ...