Questions tagged [9.0-pie]

The latest version of Android, which was first released in May 2018.

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“mount -o bind” command does not work [duplicate]

I ran this mount command to link a folder in /data to /storage/emulated/0: mount -o bind /data/directory_1 /storage/emulated/0/directory_2. Although there was no errors, in the mounted directory (/...
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Manually apply security update on unlocked and rooted SDM660 device

My device, BQ Aquaris X2 Pro is unlocked and has Magisk installed. I wanted to apply OTA update using method described here https://topjohnwu.github.io/Magisk/tutorials.html#ota-installation however ...
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How can /proc/sys values be changed at boot (sysctl.conf does this on normal Linuxes)?

How can /proc/sys values be changed at boot? sysctl.conf doesn't exist on Android and echoing values to the proc files isn't persistent.
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Reverse engineering android:key [on hold]

I am somewhat new to android development/porting and I am trying to port some features to a custom ROM. I am currently working on Settings.apk file. The XML of base Settings.apk\res\xml\...
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How to grant an app a permission that isn't in its manifest for audio recording?

Non rooted Moto G6 Play running Android 9. I'm using Termux and would like to use Sox's rec command to record audio from the terminal. Unfortunately, since Termux doesn't request the mic permission, ...
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How to fix “swipe to change app” problems on Pixel 3? (Pie)

When I first got my Pixel 3, the swipe gesture to change to the previous app was very useful. I would swipe the home button to the right, and the app would change to the previous one. I swipe again ...
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How to remove an app from recent apps list?

We have had the recent uninspired idea to let a SmartPhone upgrade itself to the "Pie" Version of the "Google" "Android" Operating System. Now, although everything went smoothly, we have discovered ...
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How can I configure the home screen on the Samsung Galaxy s9 so that swiping right on the last page loop back to the first page

How can I configure the home screen on the Samsung Galaxy s9 so that swiping right on the last page loop back to the first page?
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How do I get hidden downloaded files of an application?

I have an audiobook application, I have downloaded audiobooks which are only accessible inside application, and last time I checked I was able to find audio files of books in my phone's music folder, ...
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Control android phone from another using OTG

Is there a way I can control an android phone, from an android phone over an OTG cable? (both phones support otg) and allow the screen to be seen and controlled from the controlling phone? I know I ...
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Destroyed (boot/recovery).img after rebooting the device

I use Realme 3 pro device with SD710 running android 9.0 with ColorOs UI, and i'm trying to root my device with Magisk module. First i followed the instructions at link to unlock bootloader,then ...
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File permissions for hostapd.android.rc in Android Pie

I am trying to edit a file: /vendor/etc/init/hostapd.android.rc and add (as per this answer) the following to it: on property:init.svc.hostapd=running exec - -- /system/bin/sleep 2 exec u:r:magisk:...
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How can I simulate touch events on Android 9 without root?

I have a totally broken screen, and I cannot touch anything. But I'm still using it in dex mod, but now I'm trying to install Fortnite but in the login screen I can't click anything because I guess it ...
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Phone location sometimes stop working and is slow to enable/disable

Sometimes my phone's Location functionality stops working. As in when using an app like Navmii (although this issue is not specific to that app), the phone no longer reads GPS information. When the ...
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Android 9: OpenVPN Per App

First: this question is not a duplicate of: This question: I don't want to use SOCKS, and I am not asking about Lollipop. This question: No answer, and different use case This question: I don't have ...
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Outlook app constantly requiring two-factor authentication (TFA)

I have my Outlook app synced to a number of different accounts, including Gmail, Blacknight, and 3 different Outlook 365 email accounts. For the last 36 - 48 hours, 2 of the Outlook email accounts ...
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How to use SD card formatted as internal storage for arbitrary data?

On an LG V30 with 64GB internal memory I wanted to be able to use a 200GB SD card (which strangely gets reported as 256GB) to store larger amount of data like pictures, music and movies. I learned ...
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Why switching off for 5 minutes increase the android device performance

I have observed that an Android device (I have tested on Mi 6 Pro) will regain the performance which have been deteriorated for some months after I have switched off the phone for 5 minutes and then ...
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Hiding WhatsApp display picture of a certain user

I have Android 9 in my phone and have WhatsApp version 2.19.258 installed on it. Now, I wish to hide/change the display picture of a certain contact, say Mr. Alex on my phone. How do I go about doing ...
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No images from SD card are shown in PTP mode

I have ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2 with latest updates installed (Android 9, 070 firmware version) I try to connect my phone to PC (Arch Linux 64 bit, Cinnamon DE, Nemo file manager, latest updates ...
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Cast screen on Samsung Television from Moto G7

I have a Samsung smart TV. I want to cast the screen of my Moto G7 Power running Android 9 onto the TV. I have made sure that the TV and the cell phone are on the same Wi-Fi system. When I go to ...
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Android 9 app pinning not working

My LG V35 was recently upgraded to Android 9 and after the upgrade app pinning stopped working. I can pin an app but it gets unpinned by the OS and removed from the list of my recent apps. This was ...
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How to set individual sensitive content hide in android 9

Before using Android 9 I was able to set individual sensitive hide content on lock screen rule app by app. Something like, globally I selected Show All notification on the lock screen and then go to ...
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How can I restart my Samsung S9 phone without the power button or any other physical button?

How can I restart my Samsung S9 phone without the power button or any other physical button, and without rooting my phone? I only want to use the tactile screen.
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Prioritize notifications on Android 9 for specific apps

I need to prioritize the notifications of an application among the others (sofascore to be more precise). I enabled in the settings the push notifications and the sound while the screen is blocked and ...
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Connecting an account fails because of alleged Family Link and Google Play Services version mismatch

I'm migrating from a Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini to a Redmi Note 3 whos bootloader I unlocked and then updated to Android Pie. Whenever I try to use the account that is already used by the Samsung device I ...
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Can not receive WhatsApp messages unless I open the app

I have a Huawei P20 Lite with Android 9, EMUI 9.1.0 and WhatsApp 2.19.253, which is the latest version. As I wrote in the title, I can't receive WhatsApp messages, after many hours of researching I ...
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For incoming call, the Phone app does not launch to cover entire screen

In case of an incoming call, the Phone app does not launch to cover the entire screen. Instead, two buttons are displayed at the top portion of the screen, Reject (red) and Answer (green), as shown ...
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How to enable edge-to-edge display for any app in Android Pie?

I recently upgraded my OnePlus 6 from Android Oreo to Pie (OxygenOS 9.0.8; rooted). This release came up with a restriction that only the apps listed under Settings → Display → Apps to ...
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How can I remove all animations on Samsung One UI (Android 9)?

How can I remove all animations on Samsung One UI (Android 9)? I've only found: which does reduce the animations but does not remove them.
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WiFi interferes with Bluetooth keyboard, causing keyboard to repeat characters like “thiiisss”. How can I fix this?

My phone's WiFi interferes with my Bluetooth keyboard, causing typed characters to repeat, lag, or get lost entirely. How can I fix this? The keyboard works fine with WiFi on other phones. Turning ...
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How to make navigation bar transparent?

I'm using android 9.0 with stock ROM. Either I use navigation bar or swipe up gesture is it possible to make it transparent? I want it transparent cause It looks pretty to see app UI fits edge to ...
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Disable Client Isolation when using hotspot

I just moved to a new place and internet is not setup yet so I'm using my phone's hotspot to get online. While developing a Python client-server program I found out that devices connected to Android ...
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Contacts displayed multiples times with different color codings

Today, I migrated to a new cell phone running Android Pie. The model of the phone is Xiaomi Mi A3. I use to back up all my contacts on Google Contacts and sync it whenever I change my phone. This time,...
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Google app draining battery in background

Google app draining lot of my mobile battery life, even i did't use google app and assistant at all. here battery statistics: App: Google version 10.33.5.21.arm64 Total battery drain: 48.48% ...
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Is it possible to enable native video calling in stock android?

My phone's IMS status shows that video calling is unavailable that I can't do native video calling. I'm using stock android on Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2. Android version 9.0. So is it possible to ...
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Nokia ringtones file location

I have a Nokia 6.1 that has some ringtones that aren't in the system/media/audio directory. Any idea where they'd be?
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Something killing background apps

Just yesterday I bought noname device called Hisense U30 with Android 9 and it works bad. It killing background apps VERY AGGRESSIVELY. Like I start music in Yandex.Music (russian analog Spotify), ...
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Creating app shortcuts on main screen will consume lot of memory?

Latest android devices have enough RAM and Storage so when I was using 512 MB of RAM android phone customer care advised me to do not create shortcuts on main screen. Now I'm using 3GB of RAM and ...
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Remove the white gradient from the status bar in LineageOS 16

With a black wallpaper as shown below, there is a slight white gradient behind the status bar. Coming from MIUI, this completely ruins the seamless look of this wallpaper on an OLED display, and makes ...
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How to undo “Enable autofill for [website]” in Firefox?

My question is similar to [Undo "Disable autofill for [app]" one), but the solution doesn't work for me, so please bear with me. I'm using Keepass2Android for autofill. It works great in ...
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How can I import a list of words and shortcuts into my Android Personal Dictionary?

jc able ab about bv above ac account This is a sample of the words and shortcuts that I'm trying to add into my Personal Dictionary. I've tried exporting my current dictionary with shortcuts and ...
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Is there any way to disable the repeated animation in the notification bar, for app update downloads?

I've just acquired an Android 9 phone. It is part of the Android One scheme, so the software should be really stock Android. I do not currently wish to install a custom ROM, or otherwise mod the OS ...
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Samsung Galaxy S9+ randomly stops music when screen is off

Android Version: Pie (latest update) Phone age: Around 1 year (the guarantee expired in June 2019) Since updating 1 month ago, my phone randomly started pausing Spotify and other apps when the ...
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Phone is not updating!

I have a G955U Galaxy S8+ AT&T Factory Unlocked on Android 7.0 Baseband Version: G955USQU1AQC9 Android Security Patch Level - April 1, 2017 I no longer live in the US, and currently in the ...
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Android 9 “battery fully charged” icon flickers: What does it mean?

With my Samsung S10e phone fully charged, when I unplug it from USB then re-plug it in, the "battery fully charged" behaves like this: appears and disappears a few time quickly stays visible for 5 ...
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Live wallpaper selection on Pie?

I find the new Wallpaper app on Pie doesn't let you pick live wallpapers. Even when I downloaded the APK and installed it, it says 'cannot install'. It's not as though 9 doesn't support them, the ...
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All system audio being transmitted over calls

So I have a Huawei Y9 (2018) running Android 9 with EMUI 9.1. Whenever I'm on a call (I've only observed this with Messenger calls so far), all the audio from my notifications and media (if any) also ...
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Are there any shortcuts that could adjust the brightness unintentionally on a Huawei Nova 3i (Android 9)

I'm trying to assist an elderly person with poor eyesight with her phone. She has found that when the auto brightness setting is enabled, the screen is too dim for her to see. Without the auto ...
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Is it possible to use a Bluetooth earpiece while using a microphone plugged into the headphone Jack?

I'm going to be attending an event as a representative of a semi-professional podcast. I will be interviewing several people but, it is a long, busy event with no area for formal interviews, so I ...