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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 Reboots on Installing/Launching Certain Apps

So i'm having this really baffling issue. I was using CM13 before and now using CM12 and both of them are facing the same issue. I am using Galaxy Mega i9152. There are certain applications, that have ...
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How to bind mount a folder inside /sdcard with correct permissions?

I am using a Sony Xperia M4 Aqua. As is well known, the internal memory is rather small. Especially the Media directory of WhatsApp uses a lot of precious space, therefore I am trying to move it to ...
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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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Android Emulator - INSTALL_FAILED_NO_MATCHING_ABIS: Failed to extract native libraries, res=-113

When I try to install an apk file through the monkeyrunner Python script, getting the error INSTALL_FAILED_NO_MATCHING_ABIS: Failed to extract native libraries, res=-113. How can I resolve this issue? ...
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Is it safe to give accessibility permission to an app?

So I use the app from Cleanbrowsing and gave the accessibility permission to it and saw that it can view my screen, action and inputs, perform actions and control the display. Is this app even safe to ...
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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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Android apps for "armeabi-v7a" and "x86" architecture: SoC vs. Processor vs. ABI

While downloading Android apps, sometimes I have seen apps for armeabi-v7a and x86 architecture. I read some references for armeabi-v7a and x86 architecture. However, at the end, I couldn't finalize ...
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Mobile internet doesn't work on browsers with VPN turned off, but it works in some apps, and works via Wi-Fi in all apps

I cannot use any browser with a VPN turned off using mobile internet, but I can use other apps, such as BBC or Viber. I also can access the internet via Wi-Fi with a VPN turned off. What I have tried: ...
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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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Does bluelight filter app on Android really work to protect eyes?

There are many apps on the Play Store that claim to filter blue light and thus protect the eyes. Do they really work? Can you tell me why it is helpful to protect your eyes?
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Is it possible to convert internal storage to RAM without Root?

There is this apk called SWAP no Root. The developer claims that this app can convert the internal storage up to 5GB to RAM without root. I read this discussion that I need root to be able to do that. ...
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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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I can't send captured screenshot on Redmi 11S

I have two copies of Xiaomi Redmi 11S. On both phones I have a weird problems with sending captured screenshots when mobile data is off. And with the system in general. In Redmi when I capture a ...
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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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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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Can I find which app is making certain DNS requests?

So I've been using pihole and my Android 7 phone is making some unexpected requests to DNS for a particular domain. Is there an app or technique I can use to find which app is initiating those request....
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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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"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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I installed a large app & it won't install but takes my storage! Now I have full storage but haven't the app?

I installed a large app (1.25GB game) but it won't install. Because of my low storage, it won't install. The said app not installing just like this; but it takes my storage. Now I have full 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 port-forward internet using Android Hotspot to PC?

I have a Moto G3 Turbo with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. I use the phone to make WiFi hotspot so I can use internet on my laptop. I was able to do a successful Metasploit over WAN/Internet, and for ...
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List of purchased apps and app install/uninstall history log anywhere? [closed]

My device was damaged and since then I've had to order a hardware replacement. Given that all purchases and application installs/uninstalls via Google Play Store are carried out in connection with my ...
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What is "MMI Group" app?

On my Samsung Galaxy Tab A, there is an app in the app settings called "MMI Group" and it takes lots of permissions. When researching, lots of users also have this app that takes lots of ...
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How to have two applications play sound simultaneously?

I want the music to keep playing in the background while I practice Spanish on the Duolingo app. The music player stops while Duolingo is trying to play sound as of now. Is this possible?
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Apps can't see wide-angle camera in Xiaomi Redmi Note 9

I have a Xiaomi Redmi Note 9. With the built-in Camera app, I can make a video using the wide-angle camera (x0.6). But using DJI Mimo, A Better Camera, or Filmic Pro, I can use only my standard camera ...
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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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Why does SockStat app show Google Play Services making VNC connections?

I did have fun with the SockStat app on my device and saw that Google Play Services is making VNC connections from my device to a Google server through 74.125.71.188:5228. The question here is: why? ...
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How to see the developer of an app?

I have a Galaxy S21+ running Android 14. In the App Info, I don't see a way to tell which apps were made by which company. I'm especially interested in the pre-installed apps. Is there a way to do ...
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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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Making apps installed by Owner visible to other users/profiles

So, as you might know, Android 10 supports Multi-User feature (for reference - this thing) I have some apps from F-Droid, installed while on Owner profile. But most of the apps are only visible to ...
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Can't clean app caches on Xiaomi Mi Note 10

On Xiaomi Mi Note 10 I can't clean the caches of apps. A workaround for cleaning the caches that worked partially was to make the Google PlayStore display the warning about missing disk space for an ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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