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Android 13/14 - How to replace a system app with an older version?

I need to "downgrade" the google app with an older version because of a voice typing issue. However, the older version gets uninstalled after reboot. I have explicitly uninstall the ...
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Web browser with no media and no downloads? [migrated]

I need a web browser like Chrome or Firefox but with the following features: No media (video, audio, images, GIFs, etc) No downloading of any files (PDFs are fine though) Important: this needs to be ...
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Phone Call, Settings, Chrome, and Play Services apps are shown with dual messenger orange circle on Samsung

On a Samsung Galaxy A13, I have the following app icons Phone Call, Settings, Chrome, and Play Services all showing the orange dual messenger circles. But when I check the dual messenger settings, it ...
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Unnamed app with Android icon in the battery usage

Could anyone explain to me what this weird app is doing on my EVER fresh Android ROM which I installed? I'm on a custom LineageOS 20 Android 13 ROM, fresh install, but whatever type of ROM I install,...
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Methods for Transferring Incoming Calls and SMS from Android to iPhone

First of all, hello friends. My issue is briefly as follows: I want to transfer incoming calls to an Android device to an iPhone. I have two phones, one Android and one iPhone. What I want to do is ...
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After I update my Samsung A14 to android 14, Play Store says that many apps are not compatible, even google apps like Chrome, YouTube, and Google Maps

Recently apps like X/Twitter, Uber, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Spotify, YouTube, Google Chrome, Google Maps, and many others are said to be not available for my device, which is really odd. The ...
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What is the cost of Android apps?

I have purchased apps from Google play store which were recurring charges and I've purchased some with one-time cost. I don't see an indicator from Google Play to distinguish between $1.99 one-time ...
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Can anyone tell me what this notification is? [duplicate]

What is this icon? This is not my phone, so I cannot click on the app. Any info would be appreciated.
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AOSP pre-installed/system apps guidelines

Are there any customization guidelines or specifications for Android pre-installed/system apps provided by google that the AOSP developer needs to be aware?
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Is there an utility to keep certain apps from closing ? (with or without root)

Any external clock alarm app I have tried on my Android 11 phone shuts down automatically at a certain period of time (some hours), so I cannot use it as an alarm clock. I have tried to set those apps ...
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Restoring WhatsApp DB

I changed devices (phones) and carriers. I kept the number (so it was ported). The old phone had a regular nano-SIM card in it. The new one got an eSIM (not a physical card). I want to transfer the ...
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“Android compatibility verification FAILED”

I installed Sophos Intercept X for Mobile on a new Tablet. 
 Intercept X is showing:  Android compatibility verification FAILED” indicates the Android OS on the tablet is not validated according to ...
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how to change persmission of bluetooth app?

I find bluetooth and nfc app every day sometimes running even if bluetooth in menu show off and need to press force stop button to stop the app android bluetooth has so much permission such as ...
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"batch" removal of EXIF MPF data on Android phone before uploading to Google Photos

My Canon camera sets MPF in its EXIF data on and if there is a way to stop it, I can not find it. This results in Google Photos saving the pictures in Original quality even though Storage Saver option ...
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APKs installation failed (stuck), but still takes storage spaces afterwards

I wanna ask regarding the problem I've got after failing to install an app through an external store (TapT*p). I tried to retry it a few times until I had enough, and it happened that my storage ...
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Installing Polaroid Cube app onto a OnePlus 12 with Android 14

I recently bought a (currently discontinued) Polaroid Cube+ off eBay and I want to be able to use all its features. The instruction manual and other places mention there is an app (package name com....
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Can I set "Smallest Width" Per app?

I use my device with a different Smallest Width setting (600 instead of default 400 something). it makes everything better for me EXCEPT it totally ruins the scaling of one or two apps. Is there any ...
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Is there a way to zoom videos in NewPipe?

Is there a way to zoom videos in NewPipe ? hard to follow a video with text in small tablet
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How to find an app that has storage permission

recently the old android phone of a friend was acting up (slower than usual, the keyboard was not working properly) so she searched around and found a list of a lot of things that had storage ...
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Getting app data off a huawei u8815/ascend g300 and wileyfox swift

I'm looking to get a copy of my personal data from some old phones and thought you may be able to help. Just some necessary info before starting. I have already tried to do this by turning the huawei ...
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How to back up and restore Keys Cafe and My Stickers?

I am using a Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 and migrating to a new Z Flip5. I spent a week setting up the Keys Cafe with specific tags on 100s of images that enable me to see pop-up suggestions of memes in my ...
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How do I restore Keys Cafe app data? [duplicate]

I am using a Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 and migrating to a new Z Flip5. I spent a week setting up the Keys Cafe with specific tags on 100s of images that enable me to see pop-up suggestions of memes in my ...
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Missing permission to access internal storage

Via Settings > Apps > Fayr > Permissions, I can set various permissions for the Android app Fayr (i.e., Calendar, Camera, Contacts, Location, Notifications), and all of them have been set to ...
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How to download all audios from the com.android.deskclock application in android using adb?

The issue is that I couldn't find the audio files for this application. Is there any way to do this, for example, using ADB, which I can run from the notebook menu.
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Does anyone else have a mysterious UID appear in their ADB? (-253)

I input the command adb shell dumpsys netstats detail and found "-253". The "-253" doesn't have any package name, and this is the only mention of "-253" I could find in ...
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How does Android keep track of if an app has been installed before?

I'm trying to find if there's a location within root where your phone keeps a record of what apps have been installed on your phone, like maybe a database. As a secondary question I'm also trying to ...
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Connect to modem to configure via Android phone

Trying to login to my modem to connect a new WiFi device after replacing modem & router. All I have is a tablet and a Samsung Galaxy phone that both use Android. I have tried entering 192.168.1.1 ...
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Google Sheets cell value as a widget

I would like to have some value from a cell in a google spreadsheets that is displayed on my android phone, a little bit like a KPI that I can track. So I thought that there must be a way to add this ...
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Is there a CSV, XML or JSON resource for Android permissions with description, API level and protection level?

I am trying to easily parse Android permissions for an application but https://developer.android.com/reference/kotlin/android/Manifest.permission makes it hard to do so. I want to check the ...
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Application named Athena, green, circular, filled, black. Malware?

I was looking for software to sync my Oppo A15s and PC. So I got to a software named My Phone Explorer. Both my phone and PC are working smoothly and efficiently. There is no problem in syncing, but ...
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Hide USB debug mode from app without rooting

How do I hide USB debugging mode from an app without rooting? Is it possible? I need to automate an app, but it has a USB debugging mode restriction. Please give me advice.
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What is system app called "iconnect" in huawei Y9 2019

My phone is Huawei Y9 2019, EMUI 8.2.0 Android 8.2.1 In my app list, I found app called "iconnect" with green android icon, I'm not sure it is pre-installed system app from Huawei or not. So,...
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Where can audio resources of an app be stored at?

I have a copy of the package "com.rdsg.goofymemes", a 21st-century humor soundboard (you can find it here.) For weeks, I have been on a mission to retrieve audio files from this soundboard, ...
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How to put any app in a resizable (freeform, pop-up) window when it starts, from MacroDroid automation macro?

I want to find how to do the question title. Any app (and Android launcher apps, to view my home screen shortcuts, on top of all apps). MacroDroid can send activity intent commands to Android. I ...
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Getting inside of an APK

Is there any way to interrogate another app's internal parameters? Long story short; a backgammon app is using cheating dice, if I can grab the RNG seed it's using (and then manipulating) I can test ...
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How to make Android 12 let me pick the app every time when opening URLs on a particular domain?

If I click a Youtube link, which opens another app, I want to choose every single time which app to use. This worked fine in Android 11, since I could just set the option to 'ask every time' in the ...
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How can I create a video from an audio file and an image file(s)?

I have an audio file, and an image file (or several image files). How can I create a video that combine the audio and image files? For example, the audio file is a recording of reading a script, and ...
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"App not installed as app isn't compatible with your phone" when installing APKs on Android 14

I have an APK of Unlimited Call Log 3.1.1, but I am unable to install it on Samsung Galaxy S24+ running Android 14. When I tried to install it, an error comes: App not installed as app isn't ...
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App send texts that cost money

I accidentally allowed Text permissions on an app and in the same second I was hit with three texts in my spam folder. I went to texts and there I saw that my phone sent some code and than sent yes to ...
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Does Google get a list of APK packages installed outside of Google Play?

I use Gmail on my Android 11 phone, not only for email but also for some other services of Google such as Maps). Due to privacy concerns, I've been thinking about installing some applications (such as ...
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How to put a pop up drawing pad dialog in an e-book and editable using a PDF reader?

Many e-book readers I've tried to download have a feature i.e. taking notes in a pop-up dialog that you can fill out with text only and also edit the pdf so it can be drawable. I wonder if I could ...
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Can an app tell if it's been downloaded through an unofficial store?

Let's say I download an app using Aurora Store and I start using it, can this app know what source it has been downloaded from? Can it tell if the download source was different from the Play Store?
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Having Google Assistant return app results instead of web results

I am running Android 12 on a Realme 8 5G phone. It used to be that when I swiped up and keyed in an app name I would see the list of apps I wanted that matched that name on my phone, as I keyed the ...
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How to turn off/on Google activity permissions by individual apps

Does anyone know how to turn off/on Google activity tracking by individual apps? There's no option in the Google activity settings.
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How can I make an APK designed for a newer version of Android work on older android?

I have a tablet running Android 2.1, and I really want to have the S Memo app on it. However, all the APKs of S Memo from the web are for Android 4.0 and above. But, S Memo was originally designed for ...
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Android freezes on all apps - SD card

My Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro has been troubling me for the last few days. During usage, the app froze and no new app could be opened again, reboots didn't help. While troubleshooting I noticed, only ...
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How to bypass country restriction on some apps like HelloTalk?

Some apps like HelloTalk and Tandem are restricted in Nigeria, and the restrictions of those apps even overpower VPN. I use Windscribe VPN with paid features I make sure the VPN has no leak because it'...
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Samsung Galaxy a03 bypass

I have tried to bypass my Samsung Galaxy A03, but found it hard to install the required downloaded apps in the phone when I was connected on the internet. This is because the file shortcut app ...
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Trigger the starting of an app remotely

I want to initiate the start of an app on (my own) phone. It is not rooted, because practically no android can be rooted today, but I can install anything to it or change any setting on it. I also ...
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How do I restore just one app's data with adb?

I used adb backup -f DailyBeanBackup.ab com.bluesignum.bluediary and it made a backup file and I want to try restoring it but when it asks for my password it says This will replace any data currently ...
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