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How to use only part of the screen?

I am working on a blackberry-style keyboard attachment for any Android phone (https://github.com/Dakkaron/Fairberry). For the next revision, I'd like the keyboard to be able to slide over the screen, ...
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Is it possible to modify stock boot image from Android 11 to allow running Android 12 GSI ROMs?

I am trying to run Android 12 GSI images on a phone with stock Android 11 boot.img. I know that the boot partition is somehow incompatible with the GSI ROMs of Android 12. Would it be possible to ...
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Restore data from local storage for 2nd WhatsApp (Samsung Dual Messenger)

When switching from Samsung Galaxy Note9 to Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, for my WhatsApp dual app (Samsung has the option to have 2 WhatsApp in 1 phone. This problem is occurring for 2nd WhatsApp called ...
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Why my wireless debugging device permission keep revoking again and again?

I have enabled wireless debugging on my android phone and connected it with a linux machine. But after few minutes or hours i have to re-enable the wireless debugging to keep connected. When running ...
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What is Settings > Manage Accounts > (a Google account) > Sync Account > Drive for? Drive app synchronizes even if that sync is off

According to my understanding, setting Manage Accounts > (a Google account) > Sync Account > Drive should control Google Drive synchronization. But I see all the files updating (upon refresh ...
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Disable prompt when sending messages to shortcodes

I use Textra for my messaging, and am running Android 12 (kernel version 5.4.86) on my OnePlus 9 Pro. I interact with several services via shortcodes and know and trust them (and know I do not get ...
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Context dependent recent app icons Android 12

Before my last update, when I pressed the "recent" button, I would get four context dependent icons below the the recently used app preview list. For example, if I was using one of my ...
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Can Sensors Off (developer options) be controlled via ADB? [Q or above]

Haven't got it from AOSP sources yet: Sensors Off | Android Open Source Project
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Cannot write WhatsApp message directly from address book

I used to be able to see a contact in the address book (Contacts), and have an icon to jump straight to writing a message in WhatsApp. Also, whenever I added a phone number for a contact, if that ...
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How to clear android share menu default (always)?

In Materialistic1 I pressed Share and selected Pocket2 and then pressed Always instead of Just Once. This meant each time I tried to share a link it was stored in Pocket (which is not what I wanted). ...
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Laggy and unresponsive

Good day everyone, After recent update to Android 12 and MIUI 13, my phone has become so laggy and unresponsive. Certain apps like TikTok and Instagram lag all the time, camera opens painfully slowly, ...
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Where is physical location of apps in Android 12 [duplicate]

Where is physical location of apps in Android 12? I use x-plore as file manager to browse files. I look in both internal and SD storage but cannot find many apps. These same apps show on my phone and ...
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On a Pixel 6 with Android 12 and the March 5, 2022 security update, is it possible to change where you swipe up to unlock the phone?

This morning, I applied the March 5, 2022 security update to my phone. After this update and restart, I needed to change where I swipe up on the lock screen in order to bring up the PIN pad. Prior to ...
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Hide "VPN Active" persisting notification in Android 12

I use VPN 24*7. Earlier I used to be able to hide "VPN active" notification but since I upgraded to Android 12, the option is not there anymore. What should I do to hide the notification?
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Is there a way to get rid of the rounded corners in Android 12?

In Android 12, this is the default for widgets, the recents screen and it is hinted in the animations when resuming an activity. Is there a way to remove them and go to the good old squary look?
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How to have Google Assistant only respond when screen is on?

Right now Google Assistance responds (to "Hey Google") even when screen is off. How can I change this? I would like to have to press the power button before Google Assistant starts listening....
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Android 12 blocking app from accessing input(?)

I'm trying to figure out how to get a 3rd party app running on Android 12. I use a key mapping app, which in Android 11 (Samsung's One UI 3.1) works well: it captures the user input from external ...
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Pixel 4XL detected in fastbootd but Pixel 6 not detected - fastboot detects Pixel 6 and adb worked w/ Pixel 6 BEFORE flashing attempt

How can I get my Pixel 6 to be recognized in fastbootd??? My Pixel 4XL is detected in fastbootd. I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. I've tried multiple USB cables including USB to USB-c and USB-c to USB-c. I'...
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Can't click on apk's transferred from computer

I can't click on apk's transferred from my computer over mtp. There are no error messages and i can click on downloaded ones fine. I'm using Android 12 and the stock file explorer. Any ideas?
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How to disable clipboard notifications when it's synchronized to Windows clipboard?

I have it setup so that when I copy something on my PC it automatically syncs with my phone. But with this new update, every time something changes on the clipboard a message appears. And from time to ...
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Gps turns on randomly(S20 plus Andriod 12)

My gps turns on randomly. I checked every apps permission.
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SMS Keeps Marking Old Messages as Unread in Samsung 21 Ultra

My S21 Ultra is a few months old now (September, 2021), and has recently developed a problem where it will start marking old text messages as unread. Sometimes it will mark a dozen at a time, ...
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Please help to fix and back up Android 12

My Pixel 4 with android 12 is experiencing an infinite rebooting problem for unknown reasons. I suspect something is wrong with the google app, which is not able to be updated without errors. I tried ...
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Screen turns off immediately after I answer a call

I bought Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G and it came with Android 11. I received a call from my best friend. Then the phone updated to Android 12. Now whenever my best friend calls me, the screen turns off ...
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Android 12: block/unblock mic access

Rooted Pixel 4a, stock Android 12 Looking for any command/way to block /unblock mic access. Any method except toggling quick settings tile / tapping "unblock" Why On earlier Android versions,...
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What are the risks of allowing an app the "Draw over other apps" permission?

There's an app I'd like to install on my phone (Android 12) that blocks access to distracting apps. It requires the "Draw over other apps" permission. This seems like a dangerous permission, ...
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What's the easiest way to scroll a pdf when a selfie stick button is pressed?l

I want to be able to scroll a pdf in Adobe Acrobat (or scroll any document with any app open) when I press a button on a selfie stick(I read with a selfie stick for comfort). I have the skills to ...
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TTS voice not applied in Google Translate

The voice in Google Translate was configurable before Android 12. Any one knows how to do it on Android 12? App: Google Translate and Google TTS OS: Android 12 Phone: Pixel 5
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Samsung Galaxy s20e Android 12 - Disabling "system sounds" but keeping the camera feedback?

Having updated my Galaxy s20e to Android 12/OneUI 4.0, I am now very annoyed. Android 12 introduces (?) a fourth Sound Volume bar, "System Sounds" (in addition to the traditional Call, Media,...
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Bulk link already installed applications to replacement account on phone

I changed accounts on my Android phone (Pixel 4a) by adding a new Google account and removing the old account that had installed a bunch of apps from the official Google Play Store. I noticed that ...
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How do I remove Android 11 Cat easter egg when I have Android 12?

After updating my Samsung phone to Android 12 I wanted to remove the Android 11 easter egg, but since I have Android 12 now I can't do it. Does anyone know how to fix this (apart from factory reset)?
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Is there a way to get the old lock screen audio controls after the latest android update [android 12]?

For Android 12, the controls are not as good as the last android version. It used to have big buttons that are easy to see and push. Not it's contained in a regular notification box with small buttons....
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How to have flashlight toggle on sharp shake motion with Tasker?

I would like to toggle the flashlight when shaking the phone sharply. I have tried setting the Tasker profile to shake left-right + display state on + not proximity sensor. This still is very buggy. ...
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Decorations of freeform windows are shown behind the status bar

I use a virtual device running Android 12 which I created using the Freeform 13.5" option in AVD Manager. In it, I use windowed (a.k.a. "Freeform") mode: This mode has an issue: ...
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Is Instagram app camera record/send data if not taking a photo?

Does anyone know if swiping to the Instagram camera part of the app automatically records or sends any data if no photos or videos are being taken? I see the camera indicator come on, but I don't know ...
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Android 12 (Pixel 5) Can I have old-style quick settings panel back somehow?

With the Android 12 upgrade, this settings menu became enormously large and a huge waste of space. I mean it is highlighted when it is turned on, nevertheless many of the buttons/switches have "...
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Share menu says "No recommended people to share with" with no option to pin conversations (in any app)

I have a Google Pixel 5a running Android 12 with the January 5, 2022 update. I wouldn't think the update would have affected the share menu, but ever since that update, my share menu lists the apps I'...
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How can I check for system updates without being forced to update my system?

I use a Google Pixel 6 with Android 12. How can I check for system updates without being forced to update my system? When I tapped on check for updates in the settings, it then forces me to update my ...
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Will installing a boot image modified by Magisk wipe all my data?

I'm sorry for asking a questions that's been asked before, but I have read conflicting information, so I want to be absolutely sure about this before I proceed. I am aiming to ROOT my Pixel 4a (5G) ...
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How can I change the shutter speed when taking a picture with my Google Pixel 6?

I use a Google Pixel 6 with Android 12. How can I change the shutter speed when taking a picture?
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Feedback message for Google Play Services

Android 12 (no December 2021 update) Pixel 6 Pro I keep getting the feedback window for what appears to be Google Play Services popping up on my phone. It's trying to send a message including system ...
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How can one adjust the brightness when taking a panorama picture?

I use Google Pixel 6 with Android 12. I don't see where to adjust the brightness when taking a panorama picture. How can one adjust the brightness when taking a panorama picture?
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How can one configure the default screen recording program to record the audio by default?

I use a Google Pixel 6 with Android 12. How can one configure the default screen recording program to record the audio by default? I don't want to have to manually activate "Record audio" ...
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Can I attach my Pixel 4a (5G) on Android 12 to an external screen (Lenovo Q27q-1L)?

I want to attach my Google Pixel 4a (5G) on Android to an external screen (Lenovo Q27q-1L). I tried without success using USB-C-to-HDMI and USB-C-to-DisplayPort cables. Is it possible?
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Can one change the screen resolution on Google Pixel 6?

I use a Google Pixel 6 with Android 12. Can I change the screen resolution? I can't find the option in the settings.
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Rearrange homescreens on Pixel 5, Android 12

I want to rearrange my homescreens on Google Pixel 5, Android 12 stock, Pixel Launcher. Since Android P, it is not possible anymore to rearrange homescreens with vanilla launcher: Google has removed ...
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Can I always refuse to share my location when a website asks for it in Opera?

I don't want to always click on no in those windows: I use a Google Pixel 6 with Android 12.
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The notification area doesn't show up when I slide down on the notification bar. What could be the issue?

The notification area doesn't show up when I slide down on the notification bar. What could be the issue? I use a Google Pixel 6 with Android 12
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How can I get notified when a device connects to my Wi-Fi hotspot on Google Pixel 6?

I wonder how I can get notified when a device connects to my Wi-Fi hotspot on Google Pixel 6. I use Android 12.
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How can I allow mobile data but disable all outgoing texts and all outgoing phone calls?

I have a Google Pixel 6 on Android 12. How can I allow mobile data but disable outgoing texts and outgoing phone calls?
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