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Samsung A14 unlocking without google credentials [duplicate]

I have a Samsung A14, that is locked and needs me to enter in the password and email that was last used. I was given the phone because it couldn't be fixed. I have tried factory resetting it with the ...
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Chrome Android does not Autofill Basic password

I have noticed recently that Chrome for Android does not autofill passwords on Basic HTTP authentication pages. For example, if I navigate to https://httpbin.org/basic-auth/Bijan/Password on Chrome ...
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Ability to unlock phone in read only mode (and multiple phone users)

Wouldn't it be nice if Android and Android apps catered towards the ability to unlock your phone on read only mode. In this way, you can give your phone to someone (for instance, a family member), and ...
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Add private RSS Feed with HTTP BASIC authentication to Feeder?

Is there a way to add an RSS Feed that requires BASIC authentication via HTTP to Feeder app? I haven't found a way yet and issues in the project's GitLab are disabled, so there is no way to send the ...
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Managing passkeys with a less-than-trustworthy Android device

I have an old Android device that I sometimes use. Presumably it is full of critical security holes, but the value I get from using it is much less than the cost of a newer device, especially since ...
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I cannot sync time with Microsoft Authentication app

I can not log in with 2FA from Microsoft Authenticator. Although the time is correct on my Android phone, when I use the authenticator app, I can not log in to my sites. It displays the wrong code. ...
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App tries to open an URL with a custom protocol/scheme, browser protests

This app tries to handle logins through the browser with a custom "protocol"/scheme in the URI, i.e. instead of https://..., it tries to open dbnavigator://idm_auth/login?..., but the ...
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How to set up PingID 2FA with third party OTP app

I would like to be able to generate pingID 2FA keys from a generic OTP app such as freeOTP for Android, authy for windowsOS or an OTP app of a smartwatch. The service allows me to enrol 2 devices and ...
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How to disable (or configure) being prompted for password/PIN for "additional security"?

Android devices seem to generally require you to enter your PIN/password after successfully authenticating with your fingerprint. The reasons for why this is happening and what triggers it are already ...
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Three different APK file sizes for the same version/build app?

I'm getting three different APK file sizes for supposedly the same version/build app: Version 1 from Evozi: 22.485.694 bytes Version 2 from Apkpure: 22.766.408 bytes Version 3 from Aptoide: 18.641....
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What is the official Android repository containing APKSIGNER?

What is the official source for apksigner as referenced e.g. in this answer? People are citing Android Studio, Android SDK Build Tools/Platform Tools/Command Line Tools etc. (as well as some shady ...
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Disabling randomized macs on Android 11

Trying to set up a new Moto-G Stylus with Android 11 on an internal wifi network with mac authentication and a hidden ssid. To provide the expected mac, I selected "Use device MAC" (which is ...
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How to allow auto fill of credentials in WebView App

We have a web application and want to provide an app for it. We use a simple WebViewClient application which opens our web application. This works good. For authentication the web application doesn't ...
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If I enable adbd LAN tcp 5555, does it mean any app or LAN device can connect port 5555 to get a shell permission?

I have a Android 8 TV box. In developer settings, I can enable/disable USB debug. After enable, any device in LAN can use adb connect <ip> to connect to (no password or auth required) and ...
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On which Android versions was it usual for apps to ask, inside own window, for password of app of other legal entity?

When i tried to open my Whatsapp chats from web browser on laptop, and wanted to scan a QR code from Whatsapp on my smartphone, Whatsapp asked for password, indide the same Whatsapp window. As i have ...
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How to register Smartmi

Bought an air-purifier which can be monitored/controlled by Smartmi app. To use this app one have to enter a Verification code. The app, nor the support page, say anything about what this verification ...
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Android device ro.crypto.state returns "encrypted", but I can access the /data partition. How?

I have a OnePlus 3 with an unlocked bootloader and LineageOS. I forget the PIN and I am trying to recover access to it, and I have access to the recovery. The data is encrypted. My understanding is ...
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How to cryptographically verify the authenticity and integrity of Android Studio releases (with gpg?)

For a given Android Studio release published by Google, how can I cryptographically verify the authenticity and integrity of the .tar.gz file that I downloaded before I copy it onto a USB drive and ...
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Unable to connect to wifi on Nvidia Shield Portable

Recently picked up a used Nvidia Shield Portable to play around with. Digging it so far, but it refuses to connect to my Netgear Nighthawk MR60 Router and I'm not sure. Right now I have to tether off ...
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Securely storing keyfiles with authentication and alike

I am using Keepass as my password manager. I am using a keyfile for securing access to my database. However when I want to do the same on my android phone I have to store the keyfile in my phone ...
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How to verify sideloaded APKs?

I have sideloaded APKs, which are not available on sites like APK Mirror or APK Pure, from Google Play via the Evozi APK downloading service. It is an online banking app, so I want to verify it. How ...
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FreeOTP or FreeOTP+ - Which is More Secure?

I have been using FreeOTP by Redhat/Fedora for a few years now as my main two way authentication app. However, I have realised that the current version (1.5) is quite a few years old (having been ...
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How do I bypass the RSA authentication dialog box to enable controlling phone from adb?

My phone is Samsung Galaxy S4 SHV-E330S with a broken screen (cannot see or touch anything) For more context please see my old questions here and here. I have already tried these: Can I ...
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Where is Google's internal account authentication token located?

I'm trying to write a Tasker script for my (rooted) phone that uses the same Google credentials that are being used on my device (for Gmail, Drive, etc.). Where can I find Google's OAuth (or other) ...
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Sign out from remote Android's Gmail

Last week I lost my phone, so I borrowed a phone from a friend. The phone already add the Gmail app with my friend's Gmail account (a Gmail account that my friend does not care much about so there was ...
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Require password for each application to install

Since I will be lending my phone to someone else, I want my phone to ask my Google account password (or alternative authentication) each time an app is installed. If I go to Google Play -> Three bars ...
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