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Questions tagged [android-versions]

Android is available in a number of versions with differing capabilities. This tag is for questions that are about Android versioning in general or about differences among multiple versions.

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How to plan a mobile launcher for android for creating later [closed]

Planning to create a mobile launcher for andriod but only has a User Interface as a factor of planning for this project. Am I missing anymore?
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Why is the latest Android Build ID starting with the letter A?

In the following list of "Source code tags and builds" the first entry has the build id AP1A.240305.019.A1. https://source.android.com/docs/setup/reference/build-numbers#source-code-tags-and-...
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Can I fake a device in Google Play?

Somewhat recently, Google has made the change that apps need to use a recent API level for people on newer Android versions to be able to see it in the Play Store. This means that many apps (mostly ...
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How to upgrade Android past the device's supported limit

Bought a cheaper tablet and it only supports Android 8. I'd like to install OneNote for Android but Android V8 does not support it. Is there a way to force the upgrade of the Android OS version past ...
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Android settings and Microsoft Intune report different security patch levels on Huawei devices

I have a Huawei P20 lite, which reports (per System -> About this phone) an OS version EMUI 9.1.0, Android 9, Kernel 4.9.148, Security Patch Level of 1st January 2022. However, Microsoft Intune ...
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Minimum Android version on kid's device required for parents to set per-app application time?

With parents running Android 13, what is the minimum Android version needed to be installed on a kid's device for parents to set per-app application time for their kids? I need to purchase a second-...
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Confusion about android version on Samsung phone

I have for a lot of years been playing this game, 'Wordz', on my Samsung A21S, but suddenly it did not work properly. I removed it and wanted to reinstall, but now it says it does not work on my ...
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How to install an app that is available on older and newer Android versions but not on mine?

I have Bluetooth MIDI Connect installed on my Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 tablet which is currently running on Android 10. My kids are using it to connect to the Bluetooth piano. My understanding is that ...
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Is it possible to fake the Android version to allow ROM downgrading?

I was trying to downgrade an Android 11 on Samsung Galaxy A01 Cricket (SM-A015AZ), but cannot because the download mode doesn't let me install an older ROM. So the plan is somehow to modify the info ...
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Install a fully functional Audible app on Android older than Android 6.0

I just bought a Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini, featuring Android 5.1. However, I cannot install the "Audible" audiobook app via Google Play (no search results). I know that this should work, as I ...
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Rooting my android with Odin fails

I'm a non-techie here trying to root my old samsung to extend the storage and use it longer, and the rooting keeps failing! I have a Samsung Galaxy On5, and I tried using KingoRoot as well as Odin v.3....
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How to make android box device recognised as mobile device, and not tv device with build.prop

I want to use an application for mobile devices on my android box. I am using X96 Max+, and when I install an app, the version for android tv-s gets installed, and I want to have a version for android ...
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How can I download the last supported/compatible version of an app by knowing the Android OS version?

I have a very old samsung phone (Galaxy Ace) which runs Android Eclair. Surprisingly, Google Play and other apps still work and connect to the Internet, but there's a few problems. I had to hard reset ...
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Where app drops sdk version info

Long story short i used appcloner to spoof android SDK version to lower to get messenger chat heads as they were on android 10 and lower. I copied the installed app, so now i got .apk with all that ...
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Record and play sound from Android to a computer - Jack disconnects periodically / Jack undetected - Depending on Android version

I would like to control audio IO of my android phone with a computer. I'm currently using a usb audio sound card with a input mic and line output ports connected to my computer. A phone is connected ...
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Genymotion: Why is Android version 9.0 the highest I can use on an S10 emulator?

I'm trying to replicate an issue a customer is having on their Samsung Galaxy S10 running Android version 11. When I spin up an S10 emulator, the highest Android version I can use is 9. Does anyone ...
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How to pick a phone for long usage?

Is it possible to buy an Android phone for 5 years? First, replaceable battery, yes. But then, will I be able to use new and newer Android versions?
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Determine Android version on a device that is stuck on lock screen and with FRP

On my Motorola Moto E6 (XT2005-5) that is locked with a PIN I don't have and also with FRP, does "surfna9" mean it is Android 9? If not, where do I look without the PIN to know what version ...
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Samsung galaxy a10 overheating

My Samsung galaxy a10 keeps giving overheating notification but phone is almost cold. Any solution?
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Are security patches only applied to the latest Android version?

I've got a Pixel phone from Google, but it really doesn't matter, I guess the question would apply to any AOSP-based device. They state that they provide 3 years of version updates and security ...
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Is there a way to know when an audio was recorded

I recently received an audio on whatsapp and I am pretty much sure that its not altered.Is there a way to know when was that audio recorded in the senders phone. Edit:It is a voice call conversation.
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Meaning of Samsung bootloader codenames?

I realized that you cannot install firmware with older bootloader version than the one in the device. To do things more correctly and safely, I want more fully understand the bootloader codename ...
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How to determine which version of TWRP has been installed?

A secondhand phone looks to have TWRP already installed: thufir@dur:/run/user/1000/gvfs/mtp:host=HTC_Android_Phone_SH4AYWM01306/Internal storage$ thufir@dur:/run/user/1000/gvfs/mtp:host=...
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How do we know when an android version is going phase out and not maintain anymore in the near future?

From the security bulletin I can know that which version of Android is not being supported by Android anymore. For example I can tell that Android version 7.1.1 and 7.2.1 are not being supported ...
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Forcing Android To Update

I have a Samsung J7 smartphone. It's currently running version 8.1 and I want to improve it to Android version 10. By clicking "update" in settings, it says "the latest version has already been ...
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OnePlus6 oxygen os 10.3.0 "popup notifications no longer available on your version of Android"

I updated my OnePlus 6 to oxygen os 10.3.0, and I can't enable pop notifications, especially on whatsapp. Attached are the screen shots. (Click to enlarge)
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How to stop automatic refreshing?

If I'm seeing a video on YouTube app, a website in Chrome, Firefox or checking some thread in Stack Exchange app and I minimize the app to open another app or go to home, then I return to previous app ...
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How to remove a certificate Authority installed on my Android mobile ( redmi note 5)

I installed an app LUMEN that app installed a certificate, ever since it installed that certificate it is showing that your secure network maybe monitored or modified
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Call barring in Android

Is call barring is a native Android feature? I mean blocking of outgoing calls. In some Android articles I see the screenshots where call barring is present in settings but in recent Android versions ...
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memory card as internal storage

My phone can't read my memory card and my memory card mounted as internal storage in marshmallow operating system. How can i get my data back?, in my setting it show memory 91 gb to 119gb but ...
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Exploiting Janus (CVE-2017-13156) - what do these error messages mean?

I am working on a school research project about the Janus vulnerability (CVE-2017-13156). Janus is a vulnerability of the signature scheme v1 while installing APKs. I know this does not correspond ...
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How MIUI releases based on different Android versions have same features?

I would like to know how MIUI can provide features on all devices that have the same version of MIUI on it, without the same Android version?
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How to disable Enter SIM card PIN window under Android 9?

hello see the picture. I took my smartphone with me and the battery was empty. When I recharged the device I got this typical SIM card message. Enter the PIN. but unfortunately I didn't know the PIN ...
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Google Pay hidden & its device admin

I cannot locate Google Pay on my Z971 ZTE phone in Apps, system, hidden, etc, however it is a device admin. If I attempt to click on it to remove it as an admin, the settings app immediately pops up a ...
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What Percentage of Android Devices Run on a 64-bit Architecture?

How many Android devices are using the ARM64 or x86_64 architectures, and how many are using 64-bit versions of Android that can run 64-bit apps? My assumption right now is that it's still worth ...
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What is nobody@localhost in Google calendar app

I seen something strange option in my Google calendar app in my realme mobile. There is account with name "NOBODY@LOCALHOST" and with the check box option "nobody@localhost" I didn't seen before in ...
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Is it possible to prevent an android from slowing down in just 2 or 3 years or even 4 years

I know that SSDs wear out with time but it takes a long amount of time for the wear out noticeable affect performance (not 2 or three years). I can TRIM the SSD as far as I know to bring back it's old ...
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Android version stable version?

I do not use my android phone for anything but making phone calls and browsing the web not logged into anything. Is there an Android phone version or phone that is not upgradable. I have noticed as ...
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How can I block the update on my SM-G930V?

Note that my device is not rooted, and I have not downloaded the recent update yet
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Cannot communicate on LAN when WIFI doesnt have internet

This is pertaining to a smart phone with data. My phone is connected to my WIFI which lacks internet currently. It is also connected to the cell network and using it for data. When I ifconfig it ...
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Lock screen widget and wallpaper

I'm currently using a Moto E with Android version 5.1. I would like to change the clock widget on the lock screen with a customized one and even lock screen wallpaper. Is there a way to do so? I'm ...
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What is the circle showing on android call screen?

What is showing on this circle in middle?
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What is PD1A.180720.030 in Android 9.0.0 (PD1A.180720.030)?

https://developers.google.com/android/drivers has binaries like Pixel 3 XL binaries for Android 9.0.0 (PD1A.180720.030) Pixel 3 XL binaries for Android 9.0.0 (PD1A.180720.031) Pixel 3 XL binaries ...
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Can I update my Redmi 5 beta to Stable manually?

Can I update my Redmi 5 beta to Stable manually by going to About phone > system update > choose update packages. N select the stable zip file n flash. Can I do that ?
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Why files/directories under Android's root filesystem don't change across different version updates?

I compared 2 devices; one running Android v5.1.1 and other v9.0. So I noticed that files under /proc are same in both. Can anyone explain why there is no difference even though OEM's are different and ...
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Clone the Andriod version from Samsung to Lenovo?

I bought this Lenovo K10a40, and I bought just problems. This will be a number 2 phone if I can get it work in a reliable state. I have been looking a little around and if I could downgrade it to ...
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Touch screen changing

Can we replace the touchscreen of 5.5-inch size, 720p resolution in a smartphone to the same size but with 1080p resolution touchscreen? Is there any possibility? Or is it not possible? If not why?
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Location triggered alarm [duplicate]

Suppose you want to activate an alarm triggered once a certain location is reached. There exist something capable of this already on Samsung S9 for example
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What android icon app is this?pls help [duplicate]

Please help me identify the icon encircled in my attached photo..thank you.
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How to Copy Link from android app?

Hello sir/mam how can i copy a link from any android app that has link inside pages I have some whatsapp group joining link inside app Every pages has a link of Whatsapp group i want to copy that ...
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