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Connecting a DVD/CDROM reader through USB OTG

can CDROM/DVD readers be recognized and managed as standard USB mass storage? Does Android include drivers or libraries to read this quite standard hardware? Are drivers or root required? Any tip ...
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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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What version of Kiwi Browser can be installed on Android 5?

I have a Samsung SM-P905V tablet that is running Android 5.1.1. Nothing newer is available, and no one has figured out unlocking the bootloader to allow a custom ROM. I want to load Kiwi Browser and ...
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Can I use a microSD card in a Moto G Stylus phone?

I want to know if I can use a micro sdxc card in my Moto g stylus phone
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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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Run armeabi-v7a APK on x86 emulator like KitKat or Nougart Google API

I'm looking for a way to run an APK armeabi-v7a on my own emulator. I found this post. In the comments, they suggest running on Genymotion, but I want to run it from my own machine etc... In the ...
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compile apk for Android 5 from the source code of an app for Android 6

Is it possible to compile apk for Android 5 using the source code of an app for Android 6?
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Get app's compatibilty matrix from Play Store

I am trying to figure out why Play Store claims that an app is incompatible with my device. Sideloading the app works fine, I'd just like to get it over the Play Store so that I don't have to update ...
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TRRS compatibility, pinout. How does TRRS work?

After 16 hours of searching, I could not find comprehensive answers to the following questions: What's the modern PC, Android and Apple pinout standard inside the 3.5mm TRRS female socket? Is it CTIA? ...
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Different device compatibility depending on account

I am using the google play store website (play.google.com) on my Android device. I have 2 accounts. With one account, the app says "This app is compatible with your device". But, when I ...
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What makes a 64-bit Android, except the kernel?

I have a phone (Samsung Galaxy A320F (AKA "A3 (2017)") with the stock ROM that contains a 64-bit armv8l kernel (Linux 3.18.14) and 32-bit userspace with 32-bit Android 8.0.0 platform. Some ...
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What if one application couldn't write incoming voice?

I tried a call recorder on my Android 7.1.2 phone, but only my voice was recorded, not those on the other side. Does it mean that my phone doesn't support something or should I try to find an ...
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Getting a non-PIE Kitkat app to run on Marshmallow

I own a Nexus 7 (2012) and it is possible with this tablet to run a software called 'bcmon' that will put the wifi chipset in monitor mode and let you inject de-auth frame to capture WPA handshakes. ...
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How to open collaborated iwork file in android

I hope that somebody knows a workaround to a situation. Recently, I needed to share a numbers file with a large number of coworkers. I used the collaborate option and opened up the file for viewing. ...
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Will this "SIM Free" Android phone for sale near Osaka (Japan) work in Europe and North America?

Will this "SIM Free" Android phone for sale near Osaka (Japan) work in Europe and North America? Hello, So my phone recently went temporarily out of order and then I saw this Asus ZenFone 3 for sale ...
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How to Install an application that requires android 5.0+ on android 4.4.4

I have a phone running android 4.4 and the app requires android 5.0 or higher. I want to install this app on android 4.4. Do you have any way, help yourself. Thank you very much.
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How to install Messenger Lite on Samsung tablet

I'm want to install Facebook Messenger Lite on my non-rooted Samsung T-580 tablet with Nougat 7.0. There is a message saying: "Your device isn't compatible with this version." No more info is ...
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Question regarding Google Play app compatibility check, x86 vs. ARM architectures, etc

This is more of a hardware question than anything, but it has to do with Android. I saw on this question, somebody saying that Android apps were architecture independent, and should run on ARM/ARM64/...
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Why the game is compatible in BlueStacks, but not in Genymotion?

I've tried to install KoA game in Genymotion on Demand on Android 5.1, 6.0 and 7.0 using Google Play Store app (by following these steps), but it reads that it's not compatible. Your device isn't ...
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How to check the current platform of Android OS?

There are 4 common platform such as: ARM, ARM64, x86 and x86_64 on which Android can run. How can I check which platform I'm on within Android OS? So I can check whether my app is compatible with it ...
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Can Xposed Framework be run successfully alongside a custom rom?

I would like to know if Xposed Framework can successfully run alongside a custom rom that possesses many features or whether it has to be a stock ROM. I wasn't able to find a consensus on whether or ...
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Flashing LG G4 H815(International Version) rom onto LG G4 H812 (Bell Canada) hardware

I am going on a long trip to the UK and Middle East, and want to take my LG G4 with me and use foreign service providers. I am planning on flashing the H815T (Similar to H815 International Version but ...
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Why is this app install failing as incompatible and can it be force installed?

I've used the Yell app for ages (com.yell.launcher2). It's recently updated and should be compatible with modern android (and is listed as compatible with 4+). I'm using LineageOS (=7.1) on a rooted ...
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LineageOs compatible with European (H850) version of LG5

The "Downloads" page of LineageOS only lists the US version (H830) for the LG5. Given that they apparently use mostly the same hardware, am I safe to assume that a build of LineageOs that works on ...
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Enabling Google Maps inside TripAdvisor app on CyanogenMod

I have recently flashed my Asus Zenfone 2 Laser with a custom CM ROM. I am going abroad and will need offline maps. I have decided to use TripAdvisor, but when I want to open an offline map I get the ...
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In a dual sim phone, must both sims be used?

I'm looking at getting the Xperia X Performance. It has two slots for SIM cards. Will the phone work alright with only one normal SIM and will all the apps still work ok? A long time ago I red most ...
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Android Kitkat OS for Lenovo Vibe K5 (lollipop) Device?

I have Lenovo vibe K5 device and its running on Lollipop 5.1, for some reasons i want to downgrade it into Kitkat, So is it safe to downgrade higher end device into lower version of android if yes, i ...
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Is charging with a USB-C adapter and a type A charger dangerous?

According to articles on HowToGeek and other sites, it can be dangerous to charge a phone with a USB-C connector by using a non compliant adapter cable and a USB type A charger or laptop outlet. I am ...
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Headphones compatible with phone only after switching the audio cable polarity

I recently brought the Marshall Major II headphones, which come with a two-way unprotected 3.5 mm cable. According to the manual, you plug the straight end into the headphone, and the right-ended end ...
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What effect does a dual SIM have on the apps and software?

Some Android phones have dual SIMs. I'm curious what difference this makes? For example, are any special apps required? Do regular apps work on dual SIMs or do they have to be a special edition? Are ...
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Compatibility problems with x86 phone?

I have read this and this question and I want to ask for some elaboration. I'm considering buying an x86 phone. I have some questions regarding compatibility issues. I know that the majority of ...
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Can I use the image built for the Xiaomi Redmi 2 on the Redmi 2 pro?

It seems that the only difference between the Xiaomi Redmi 2 and the Xiaomi Redmi 2 pro is that the pro version has more internal storage and more RAM. So I suppose I can use the same cyanogenmod ...
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Smartwatch compatibility

One can get a "cheap smartwatch" (most likely running Nucleos) for EUR 30 or less, a Pebble watch (usually running PebbleOS) for EUR 100 or less, or a watch running android-wear starting at a little ...
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Is Cyanogen fully compatible with Play services and stock android apps?

I am considering the upgrade of my Android Phone to Cyanogenmod as even with root, I am having several permissions problems, OTA updates removing root, etc. The only reason I did not yet install it ...
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Build.prop modifies okay. But not updates in system (e.g. About Tablet in settings)

I am running Android-x86 4.4 on VirtualBox. Everything works fine. But when I am modifying build.prop (with ES File Explorer or BuildProp Editor) with other manufacturer or model and save it. After ...
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Does using various app stores in parallel cause any issues?

I am using a Android phone with Lollipop and found that apps can be installed from various app stores like Google Play, Amazon App Store or F-Droid. Are there any problems I can run into if apps are ...
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Does Titanium Backup break 'Sleep As Android?

Whenever I hit the button to start tracking my sleeping, Sleep As Android warns 'Titanium Backup' may break sleep tracking! I was wondering under what circumstances does this happen and how to ...
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How to understand app restrictions set by developers

So I was just looking at are very standard app, - Bank of America and Ally Bank. none of these apps showed up on Google Play Store and in my list of devices they indicated as being incompatible . So I ...
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Facebook app not compatible on Android 4.3

Facebook was crashing on Huawei Y530-U00 on Android 4.3, so I wiped it and tried to install it again. Play Store says that "Your device isn't compatible with this version". I tried what is ...
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Why aren't some launchers compatible with some devices?

I was reading the reviews of the Google Now Launcher where they have stated that after installing the launcher the device has audio issues. I did not understand how can a launcher affect the hardware ...
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MicroSD card MP3s are deleted/unplayable on Note 4

I have a brand new Samsung 128GB EVO Micro SDXC for use with my Note 4. I did get it from eBay, but it came in actual Samsung packaging and looks legit. If it's a fake, they did a hell of a job. I ...
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"not executable: magic 7F45" when running redsocks on Android emulator

I'm trying to get ProxyDroid or redsocks to run on the Genymotion Android emulator (x86). ADB shell into the device, run redsocks and I get not executable: magic 7F45. I know it means that the version ...
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How to figure out why a specific app cannot be installed on my device(s)?

All to often I encounter apps that the Google Play Store claims are incompatible with one or multiple of my devices, but isn't very helpful as of "why". How can I figure this out? While this question ...
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App not compatible anymore

I recently had to factory reset my phone, a Samsung GT-S5302 with Android 2.3.6. Now I'm trying to reinstall apps from Google Play store, but one of them says "your device is not compatible with this ...
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What makes porting so difficult? [duplicate]

So now when the new Lollipop is on it's way we all have our feeds filled with magazines or sites telling us how awesome LG or Samsung is to release Lollipop so soon. My question is, Why is this such ...
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Ringtones incompatible with custom rom. How to improve compatibility?

I have been using Samsung Galaxy s4 stock firmware up until now. Yesterday I switched to AOKP 4.4.4 (18/10/2014 build) and I've noticed that none of my old ringtones work (12 unrelated ringtones). I ...
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Lying about api version

I have this banking app that launches normally but then displays a message saying my android version is not supported. So I think there is just some simple if checking my android version. I'm using l ...
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Since which Android version does it started emulating the SDCard?

I know it's emulated in ICE_CREAM_SANDWICH_MR1 and over but I would like to know since which previous versions and preferable from official sources. EDIT1: Not an official source but I guess this ...
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How can I find a compatible device for a given app on Play Store?

There was an app (Carrot Fantasy, already removed) that I can't install directly from the Play Store on Android tablets. It does run on a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smartphone, but I have not yet had any ...
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Google Play site says the app is compatible but the Google Play app says otherwise

I am trying to download a game from Google Play to my VirtualBox. The site (browsed with my Windows 7 laptop and Firefox) says the app is compatible with all of my devices. I happily clicked the ...