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Termux getting killed by my Android 12

I am running Kali NetHunter on my Android 12 with rootless installation. Every time I connect the KeX client, my Android 12 kills the background Termux. How can I stop it?
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Set up remote camera monitoring on Android OS without user input

Bringing my question over from stack exchange as it was suggested I ask here instead. I'm developing a personal project app (NOT for Play Store) to run on an old pixel phone I have. Here are my ...
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How to run my service on a rooted Android 10 as a root?

I have a rooted Android 10. And I've written a service which I want to run under too, in background. A service uses a microphone and location. I've not found any information of how to run a service on ...
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Starting service with su -c "start vendor.diag-router" in SeLinux enforced mode gives error

While being in enforced mode i ran below in Termux: su -c "start vendor.diag-router" which gave me output: Unable to start service 'vendor.diag-router' See dmesg for error reason. In logs ...
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How to (brute-)force-kill selected background apps?

I need an automatic brute-force method for unrooted Android devices to kill selected apps that keep restarting in the background, i.e. an appropriate "automatic task killer". Ideally, such ...
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A 90% fade visibility of a full stable Google Maps image behind any front image, no matter the application

I have a Redmi 10 Pro phone. There is an image of Google Maps that remains permanently behind any image in front, no matter the application. That image is about 90% fade from a normal image. It does ...
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Notifications randomly stop being shown from Telegram

I recently bought an Android 13 phone (Ulefone Armor 24 if that matters), and I stumbled upon a problem that oftentimes I stop getting notifications from Telegram about new messages. Judging by my ...
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Tecno BC3 failing to push notifications [duplicate]

Notification features not available ]1]1
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Termux processes killed on Android 13 even with phantom procs off

On Android 11, I am able to run text-generation-ui under Termux, with 3b models. I've got a Samsung A53 phone, with 6GB RAM & 2GB swap (by default). However, on Android 13, I'm currently running ...
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Does "app lock" on the recents list keep an app alive?

I can't find a clear answer as to what "Lock app" on the recent apps list actually does, other than prevent apps from being killed or swiped away from the recent apps list. Does it also ...
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Stock Android always using 100% physical memory. How to free it up with ADB?

I have a non-rooted phone. I just realized why Android is bad at memory management. I'm monitoring running progress in ADB shell with top. I can see the memory is about 100% used. Image resized. ...
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Have more standard apps in "Limit apps and home screen"

I like Samsung's power saving option "Limit apps and home screen", but 4 apps is just not enough. As a result, some apps shut off when you close which I would like to keep running. Can you ...
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Lollipop - disable certain background process

I have an old (but rooted) phone running Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop). I realized it runs many background processes which I absolutely don't need. I can stop them manually via Settings > Apps > ...
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Show Background Apps/Services

I want to monitor apps/services running in background on my phone. I have searched online but I can't find any way to do so. There is no 'Running Services' option in Developer Settings or Apps ...
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Android MIUI 13 upgrade: app permission messed up

After the upgrade from MIUI 12 to MIUI 13 on my Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC, the app permissions somehow got messed up. For example: I have some apps that usually run in the background and they now get ...
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Audio from Edge started to stutter when Edge runs in background

I have been listening to music through a web application in Edge for over a year. A few days ago, sporadically the sound has become stuttery. I noticed that this is happening when Edge is explicitly ...
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com.sec.android.app.camerasaver is using the camera in the background on Android 12

Samsung phone Android 12 One UI core 4.1 Whenever I reboot my phone, the camera indicator shows up in the status bar, there’s no camera-related app open in the foreground and I have not enabled ...
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How to know, which app is playing music in the background?

I installed some alarms, then I configured them... then I configured the phone settings the standard wake signal for a long music. I ended up that something is playing music in my ear, in the ...
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Security concern: Can "multiple user" feature protect my sensitive data from apps that I don't trust? [duplicate]

I'm using lineageos18.1 and for some reason I need to install an app that I don't trust. It requires some critical permission to run normally such as: All files access Install unknown apps Get ...
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Can one add a virtual background with Cisco Webex and Google Duo with a Samsung Galaxy S21?

I read on https://www.sammobile.com/news/galaxy-s21-custom-backgrounds-video-calls-duo-teams-webex-zoom/: Galaxy S21 smartphones offer custom backgrounds during video calls via Cisco Webex, Google ...
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Background Control in developer options of android 11

There is a background control option in developer options of android 11. I added an secreen shot. Do options must be enabled or disabled for blocking an app. I did not understand. AASAservice is ...
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Android 11 - What exactly does "allow background activity" do?

From what I understand, it simply allows apps that are manually ran to update and send notifications faster while in the background. Is that all it does, and if so should you turn it off for most apps ...
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How to make an installed application to run in background?

Let's say I record some video or audio and then I switch to other application, the first one goes in the background and stops working for that time (while the second in the foreground). How would I ...
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Can one add a virtual background with the latest version of Microsoft Teams on Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (US version)?

I read contradictory statements. E.g. https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msteams/forum/all/background-effect-on-samsung-s21/8ecfca7a-d025-47ee-9cb7-abcea99fa68f: Hi, I just got my new Samsung S21 ...
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How to grant “Allow always” for Geolocalization to an app?

I’ve got an android mobile phone. It’s a Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro, with MIUI Global 12.0.1 (Android 11). I installed 3 applications for global position background tracing: OruxMap Komoot View Ranger ...
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Can an app still send notifications if running in the background is disabled?

I have some apps which show me promotional notifications of new features, deals, etc. I know I can turn these notifications off, but I tried disabling the app running in the background altogether ...
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Is it possible to fully restrict/disable apps when they are closed?

I would love to have more control over when apps can run on my Android: I wish that apps can't run in background, unless I whitelist them, or unless I am using them. "Background Restriction" ...
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Restrict app's background battery usage using terminal (root granted)

Is it possible to change this setting using termux?
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Running services in developer options is missing

I want to check the apps that are running in the background to stop them. Android 10 MIUI 12 redmi note 7s (NOT ROOTED) i tried a lot of apps from playstore they doesn't seem to work properly (Doesn't ...
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Does adb shell RUN_IN_BACKGROUND ignore really works?

I did ./adb shell cmd appops set com.whatsapp RUN_IN_BACKGROUND ignore for lots of apps in my android. However, when I go into the app settings, I still can press "force stop". Does that ...
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Is there another way for apps to stop being killed in the background?

I have a android 10 and I have tried whitelisting the app and it didn't work, I tried RUN_ANY_IN_BACKGROUND that didn't work, and tried WAKE_LOCK allow that didn't work. Is there another way. Also, ...
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How to make specific app connect only when VPN active and make it's traffic only go with VPN tunnel

I use VPN for some apps that's banned my country, but when the VPN stop sometimes that apps keep working in background so the servers discover my real country based ip then they block my account.. I ...
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Background apps not working

I use this app on SM-J7 with Android 8 to check my internet connectivity. I hardly use this app as I get to see what I require in the notification bar. But every day, I am forced to manually open it ...
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Stop Notifications when the App is closed

This may be a stupid question since the Android is maybe supposed to work this way, still though I am wondering if this is possible. Two apps, Microsoft Teams and Outlook are sending the notifications ...
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How to download video from Youtube, FramaTube, Media CCC or mp3 from SoundCloud?

I'm using Mi 5, I want to download hot trend videos from Youtube, FramaTube or video conferences from Mediaccc and then make the tiktok video for fun. How to reach this? Also, sometimes I want to ...
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Force app to stay active

My phone has very low memory (2 GB of ram) and thus any app that is running in background is automatically closed after a minute or so. It appears in the task manager but when I open it, the app doesn'...
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How to check if Android app is taking pictures in the background?

I have Android app that I found to be loading Camera in the background. It's one of the most widely used internet browsers - Chrome. I been trying debug what is actually happening with LogCat in the ...
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How to collect the data from another app before it goes to the UI?

I'm using an android app, it receives backend updates and displays on the UI. How could an automation app, a script, or any solution read the updates received and to make some decisions/start other ...
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How to stop microphone or app on screen lock?

Discord talk channel stays broadcasting indefinitely in background even if the screen is locked. Note that I write "background" from the user's point of view. The app has a persistent notification so ...
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Music stops when the screen is off

After selecting a music file to open in file explorer in a floating mode, the music stops as soon as the phone is locked. I whitelisted both the player and explorer in battery saver settings but no ...
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Understanding Samsung Power Settings

I'm quite confused about Samsung's "App Power Management" page. There seems to be several overlapping settings: Adaptive Battery - Limit battery for apps that you don't use often Put apps to sleep - ...
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Prevent background execution in Android 9

Is there a way to choose what apps are allowed or denied to run background services in Android 9? I know that I can kill them in Settings > Apps & notifications > 〈 app 〉 > Force stop, ...
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Can not receive WhatsApp messages unless I open the app

I have a Huawei P20 Lite with Android 9, EMUI 9.1.0 and WhatsApp 2.19.253, which is the latest version. As I wrote in the title, I can't receive WhatsApp messages, after many hours of researching I ...
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Background usage even if the app put to sleep

I have put the WhatsApp to sleep (App Usage --> Put app to sleep ( ON ) ) but when I checked on the battery usage, it shows 1 h 6 min. I'm using Android Pie on Samsung Galaxy Note 8. How I can ...
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Background apps get killed (by something other than battery optimization)

All of my background apps get killed when I turn off the screen. This is particularly annoying for my most-used messaging app, WhatsApp. I've looked at the obvious "Battery Optimization" option: ...
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Will apps exempted from background optimization be affected by low-battery triggered energy saving?

I disabled optimization for Whatsapp. I want to limit Whatsapp only if the battery is low. Does LineageOs 14 ignore the whitelist on low battery out of the box already? I'm wondering about this ...
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Disable autostart on boot and restrict background execution [duplicate]

Is there any way to disable autostart apps at boot time? I need to disable some of them (not all) like Facebook, etc to get quicker boot time. I'm asking how to do this on Android 9.0.
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How to run DNSCrypt as a background service on Android?

I've installed an unofficial lineage OS 14.1 ROM on my phone and i want to have dnscrypt used on boot by default. There is what i have done: Download arm binaries from: https://github.com/jedisct1/...
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Is there any way to mass background restrict app battery usage?

My Pixel 2 has been experiencing severe standby battery drain (last night it went from 95-30 while I slept), and I'm pretty sure it's one of my apps' faults since it doesn't happen when I reboot the ...
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How to check which app changes home background image

The background of my homescreen keeps changing and I do not know what causes it. I can change the background manually, but after a certain moment of time it just changes automatically to another ...
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