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

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Why are homescreen icons bouncing?

My wife and I just got new Essential phones running Android 9 (Pie.) On my wife's phone, the docked toolbar icons at the bottom of the homescreen bounce every few seconds, as if they're asking for ...
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RTT/TDD/TTY keyboard not showing in dialer app, for those of us with disabilities

There is an option to enable TTY in LineageOS 16, but it seems to do nothing. Phone -> menu -> Settings -> Accessibility -> TTY Mode -> TTY Full Full documentation of functionality for ...
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recover WiFi password file Android Pie

I know that Android (at least Pie) uses a file WifiConfigStore.xml to store WiFi access points and passwords. It is located in /data/misc/wifi/. I saved it before wipe and reinstall everything. The ...
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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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Disable vibration in Samsung?

(Attention: Samsung's 9.0-Pie / One UI is different from stock Android) Is there any way to completely disable vibration in a Samsung phone running their flavor of Android Pie (9.0)? I already have ...
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Dalvik vm heap props resetting on reboot

I am running android 9 and I tried changing heapsize prop by the following command setprop dalvik.vm.heapsize 384m and then verifying by getprop | grep heapsize which returns 384m so it works. ...
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How can I change Outlook default image?

I have the application Outlook on my Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and I have several accounts, but both adresses start with the same letter (see picture below). I would like to know how to customize these ...
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Extracting the videos from the Video play subscription application in android

I have subscribed to a movie susbcription application, i paid for its subscription fee and i can download the videos and watch later on offline mode. The videos are saved in data of the apk (verified ...
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Fingerprint lost phone unlocking ability – where to troubleshoot?

Recently, fingerprint sensor on my Note8 lost phone unlocking ability. How can I troubleshoot this? Once the phone is unlocked, it still works normally: it... identifies already registered fingers (...
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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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Group SMS in Android by similar Sender Id

In my country, SMS from different services usually come with a sender id. It mostly look like XXYYYYYY where YYYYYY is 6 digit service name, and XX is kind of a 2 digit random value. What I want to ...
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Front camera not working on OnePlus 5T

Since yesterday my phone's front camera hasn't been working. Not working on most apps, including native camera. While touching "switch camera" button in camera application, nothing happens. ...
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“call_state_offhook list.size()==0 number is null” when I call someone with my Samsung Galaxy S9

I see a warning: "call_state_offhook list.size()==0 number is null" whenever I call someone with my Samsung Galaxy S9. What is the issue and how can I stop seeing this warning?
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What are the alternatives for Xposed framework on Pie? Preferably without triggering Safety Net?

Xposed development has been in a limbo with the last update being a beta released a year ago. Die hard fans of Xposed hesitate to upgrade Android, in the absence of Xposed support.This is true for ...
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Alcatel 1S - add Chinese language

Here's my scenario: I have an Alcatel 1S Android 9 bought in Spain, it does not have Chinese language in its system settings, when I try to use Here wego apps (an offline map apps similar to Google ...
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How to disable Direct Share on an Android One device with Android 9?

How do you disable Android Direct Share on an Android One device with Android 9?
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how can I disable vibrations for notifications in mi a3

I have a Mi A3 and Android 9. I want to disable notification vibrations for all apps in this. I am not able to find a way for the same. I did not knew that disabling notifications I wont be able to ...
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Make new notifications beep every 5 minutes?

When a new message arrives, my phone lights up the screen for 2 seconds and plays a notification sound. If you miss it, you'll never know that you have new messages, unless you turn on the screen. ...
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Can user application enable mobile data even when they are user disabled?

I am trying to localize app that is connecting to the internet even when I have mobile data disabled. Is it possible that user installed app (on Android 9) can enable mobile data when they are turned ...
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Running older Android apps on Android Pie

I have Samsung Galaxy J9 running on Android 9 Pie. I bought Grapher Pro from the Play Store and installed it. When I tried to run it, a message was shown: This apk was built for an older version of ...
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I can't move apps to SD card

Whenever I get to this screen while moving apps to my SD card, the move content button won't work, it registers that I've tapped it but it just stays on the screen until I press move content later
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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 do I install OTA updates while rooted with Magisk?

First of all, here are my specs (let me know if I'm missing anything): Device: Moto G7 (river) OS: Android 9 Build Number: PPOS29.114-134-2 Magisk Version: 20.0 Magisk Manager Version: 7.5.3 I ...
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Is it possible to designate a Wi-FI SSID as metered “mobile network”?

I am wondering if there is a method by which I can designate a WLAN/WiFi connection as "mobile network" based on its SSID for the sake data usage policies by apps or the Android system in general. ...
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How to make WiFi metered on Huawei with Android 9 Pie? [duplicate]

I want to set a WiFi network (a mobile hotspot) as metered on a Huawei phone with Android 9 - so that it gets treated like mobile network data usage wise. I have searched extensively on how to do ...
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Long PIN to boot, short PIN to unlock

How do I set up shorter PIN for screen unlocking while keeping long PIN for device boot and filesystem encryption? Short PIN should support limited number of attempts, long PIN may be tried for ...
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Swiftkey backup & sync not working

I am using Swiftkey 7.4.0.18 on Android 9 (before that, on Android 7). I got a new phone and installed Swiftkey on it, logged in and enabled backup & sync. My personal dictionary had been ...
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Are Android App Permissions Placebos (Android Pie)?

I'm looking at every app that has 'Microphone' permissions on my Android Pie Galaxy Note phone, accessed through: Settings > Apps > Hamburger Menu > App Permissions > Microphone Five ...
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How can I remove vibration when the phone is turned off on my Samsung Galaxy S9 (non-rooted Android 9, One UI 1.0)?

How can I remove vibration when the phone is turned off on my Samsung Galaxy S9 (non-rooted Android 9, One UI 1.0)? I don't have any option item Settings app > Accessibility > Vibration.
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How can I know whether my Samsung Galaxy S9 phone got rooted in the past (Android 9, One UI 1.0)?

How can I know whether my Samsung Galaxy S9 phone got rooted in the past (Android 9, One UI 1.0)? (even though it might have been unrooted afterward)
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No sound input after connecting webcam to Android TV

I want to use my Android TV box for video call apps such as Viber or Skype. I have successfully connected my BC&IT A2 webcam to the Android TV box named AmiBox X96 MAX S905X using USB 2.0 port. ...
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How to get rid of grey error/alert message popup (toast)

I keep getting grey pop-up error messages from an essential app I don't want to uninstall ("xDrip+: No sensor found"). The messages keep displaying outside of the app which is annoying. Is there a way ...
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Android Blocked Numbers storage - blocks sms from banks that don't have a proper number

Twice now I've been caught in a loop of trying to complete a banking transaction that requires a code from an SMS message to be entered as confirmation on a web transaction. The SMS messages are ...
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Google Camera says “Can't take photo: Not enough storage left on this device.”

On a recently flashed LineageOS 16 Device, I'm getting with Google Photo Can't take photo: Not enough storage left on this device. The File Browser shows 234 GB Free.
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How can one disable automatic screen turn-off during call on Samsung Galaxy S9 (Android 9, One UI 1.0)?

How can one disable automatic screen turn-off during call on Samsung Galaxy S9? All the solutions I have seen so far do not apply to Android 9, One UI 1.0. For example, I don't see any Turn off ...
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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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“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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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 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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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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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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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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SwiftKey: Keyboard completely gone after update!

To all SwiftKey users who stumble accross this post: Do not update your SwirftKey app at the moment! Hello everyone Today I updated several apps on my Android 9 Huawei Mate 20 Pro (non-rooted), ...