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

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Is this Android phone Android 9.0 or Android 6.0?

I purchased an XGody Mate 20, advertised as Android 9.0. Indeed, if you switch it on Settings -> About Phone reports Android 9.0: However, when I plug the device in, Android Studio reports it to be ...
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How do I move the clock back to the right in Android Pie?

I have just installed Android Pie and the clock has moved from the right of the status bar to the left. Is there a setting to move it back?
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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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Has the setting to disable icon frames been removed on the Galaxy S10 lineup?

On previous versions of Samsung Galaxy phones I've owned, I had the option to enable/disable icon frames around the apps on my home screen. This setting could be found by navigating to Settings > ...
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Disabling Download Manager notifications

I have a Pixel 3 XL with Android P, and for the last 3 days, my phone started vibrating almost every hour, at exactly hh:10m, but without showing any notifications. After much time, I found some ...
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How to prevent unwanted DBG_FMMDM spam from filling up your logcat buffers

I asked this question on Stack Overflow but was advised to ask it here. I am attempting to debug an error using logcat in Android Studio on my testing device, a Galaxy s9 plus running Pie. Suddenly 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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Is it possible to somehow understand from the logs what happened to the phone a month ago? Are there such logs?

I didn’t have access to my phone for a month, I’m afraid that I could have installed any software or hardware spyware. Is it possible to check it somehow by logs? Does the Android system keep logs for ...
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How to Disable Screen Rotation Icon

I lock my screen rotation to portrait, and I have my navigation bar hidden to provide more screen real estate. With the navigation bar hidden, I have come to experience the rotation icon appear in ...
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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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How to have microG works on Havoc OS?

Long story short, microG is supposed to take advantage of signature spoofing in order to do his magic. But I couldn't make this happen. Context : I just did a clean install of Havoc OS (Android Pie) ...
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Decrypt userdata files using device and complete filesystem dump

My Oneplus 5 got softbricked (touch input completely stopped working some time after an update and nothing could be done about it). This happened soon (a couple of weeks) after it was updated to ...
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What steps are taken by the OS when an app is uninstalled?

I recently reported bug for two apps that I use. The support guys replied that I need to delete cache and unblock notifications, set battery optimization and putting that app to sleep to turned off. ...
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What is the fastest way to shutdown unrooted Android phone?

Sometimes I need to have my phone shut down as fast as possible. In older phones I was able to remove the battery, but after some "innovations" this feature is no longer present. Is there any better ...
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Enable vibration and location services while on battery saver

I like using battery saver on my Android phone as it greatly extends the battery. However, there is one app that I use that I would like to exempt from two of the things that batter saver disables - ...
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*SOLVED* Ghost touch on Redmi Note 6 Pro

I have a broken-screen Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro that looks like this and I'm experiencing a LOT of ghost touches (and the digitizer's gone). I am using scrcpy to control it from my PC, so I want to ...
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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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Google Chrome and picture reenabling and reinstalling without authorization or interaction?

As somebody really wary of Google in general, the first thing I did on my phone was to disable Chrome and Google Pictures, and replaced them by apps from F-Droid For a few days now, I've seen them ...
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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 remove someone else's Google account from the Pixel 3a?

So my friend has his partner's Google Pixel 3a with him. She did factory reset and gave it to him before leaving for a semester abroad. She forgot to remove her Google account before performing the ...
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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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Prevent phone auto-connect to a specific wifi connection, without forgetting that connection

The feature I am looking for exist on MIUI rom and samsung roms: Similar question were asked before: This from 2015 has an answer about Samsung and MIUI roms only. Answers to this and this question ...
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Android 9 recent apps… How to make them reasonable?

I upgraded my phone to Android 9/Pie and I can't stand the 'new improved' recent apps list which takes ages to scroll through. My phone is Motorola G6. What is the easiest and surefire way to get ...
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How to always show the status bar?

All is in the title: I want to always show the status bar, even in fullscreen mode (basically, I want a deactivation of the fullscreen mode). Ideally, I would like to display it in portrait mode when ...
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Disabling the clipboard history on Samsung devices

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 running on Android 9 stores all old clipboard entries which requires me to manually delete it every time. How can I opt-out of this "feature"?
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Get To Android Pie bluetooth Settings Without Turning Them Off

Is there an EASY way to get the Bluetooth settings without turning them off? The new shortcut in Pie sucks because it an on/off button The old design allowed you to click on the name under the icon to ...
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Time zone keeps changing wildly

Or at least I think that's the problem. For weeks now the time on my Pixel has been popping all over the place, without me intervening, always off by exactly one or more hours in either direction. For ...
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Keep phone screen lock unlocked until lock it manually

The Lock Screen uses two timers. The first timer is the "Sleep" timer which turns off the device display to extend battery life. The second timer called the "Automatic lock" timer ...
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OsmAnd+ Voice Navigation Not Working

I am using OsmAnd+ 3.5.5 from F-Droid on my Samsung A3 2016 running LineageOS 16 (Android 9). It all seems to working fine, but for whatever reason the voice navigation will not work, making me have ...
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How can I sync the Google keyboard's clipboard with Android's clipboard?

How can I sync the Google keyboard's clipboard with Android's clipboard? Google keyboard's clipboard: Android's clipboard: I use Samsung Galaxy S9 with Android S9.
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Remove search bar from home screen in Android 9 (“Pie”)

I am using Xiaomi A2 Lite and I want to get rid of search bar on my home screen, preferably without and without installing custom launchers (that are likely to be the next configuration time sink). ...
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Default text-to-speech (TTS) engine in LineageOS 16.0?

I have recently updated my OnePlus One to LineageOS 16.0 and noticed that there does not seem to be any TTS provider included anymore. In previous versions (LineageOS 15), there used to be Pico TTS as ...
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Is it possible to get root permission using Magisk in Work Profile?

I had flashed Magisk in the recovery, but when I run Magisk Manager in Work Profile it says Magisk is not installed. Does this imply that there is an independent recovery for Work Profile as well? Is ...
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Will the new changes to Android 9 cause the VPN based firewall apps become obsolete?

Firewall apps use VPN to manage network (to allow or disallow apps to connect to the Internet via Wifi or Mobile Data), mainly is for phones that are not rooted. However, this article mentions: As ...
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Recover broken smartphone

My Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro broke and 3/4 screen is completely black, I can't see anything but a little part below Other than that, the touch doesn't work AND sometimes the screen triggers some random ...
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How to disable popup/heads up notifications globally in Android 9 Pie?

I recently upgraded to a Samsung Galaxy S9 with Android 9 Pie installed. It has an annoying feature, each time I e.g. get a message via Telegram, a pop-up window appears over any other application I ...
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How to bind-mount “data” and “obb” folders from external SD card in “/sdcard/Android”?

Can someone help me mount my Android/data and Android/obb in my internal storage from my portable storage? I'm on a Pie ROM. I found this: How to bind mount a folder inside /sdcard with correct ...
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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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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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How to tell if an SD Card is already internal storage?

I have a Nokia 6.1, and Android One phone, running Pie. Is there any way to tell if my SD card is already formatted for internal storage? Thanks
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Android P, Total Silence

I installed Android P once it got released for Google Pixel phone. But they changed how you mute your phone. Now there is the option to put your device on vibrate/mute on the bar that appears when you ...
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Custom font in AnkiDroid in Android 9? (Kanji Stroke Order)

Short version How to use custom font, namely Kanji Stroke Order, in cards in AnkiDroid which is running on Android 9? Full version I'm learning Kanji characters. It's important to learn also how to ...
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Access App content [non-root] [non-debugable] [no-backup support]

Background: I am using an app (developed by my network carrier); each month a bill is generated for my usage detail, it is a PDF file, which is only visible in app (no save, no export option). In app, ...
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How can I bypass android 9 VPN with iptables?

I'm targeting specific app with UID rule -m owner --uid-owner 1337 and I want this app always bypass VPN and use direct Wi-fi/Mobile Data connection. Ideally, I also want it to be universal, if ...
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Android fail to read screen timeout

I use Motion Detector & Tasker to turn screen on. It works OK ... like this: when screen is off and Motion Detector discovers a motion it will turn screen on. Tasker sets display timeout to 30 ...
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SUPolicy to allow custom service to read and write from Internal Storage

I'm setting up custom service with custom sepolicy using this as a base: How to fix SELinux "avc: denied" errors when launching DNSCrypt as init.d script? In 99% I follow the quick summary ...
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Where can I see the file format of my SD card on Android? [duplicate]

Where can I see the file format of my SD card on Android? I use a Samsung Galaxy s9 with Android 9. Note a dupe because here we're talking about SD cards.
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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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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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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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