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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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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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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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Can physical keyboards really only be used with specific devices?

The web is full of physical tablet keyboards, all of them being restricted to one (or a few) specific devices. Can the keyboards really only be used with those devices or do they use the same ...
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Why would an application run on one device but not another (both running Android 14)

I have a particular game I've been stuck on but recently switched from a OnePlus 8t+ 5G TMO to a OnePlus Nord N30 TMO. Both of them are stock and run Upside Down Cake, but the game doesn't show up in ...
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Would there be any restrictions on what apps will work on Android Go?

I'm looking for a cheap tablet and found this ACER ACTAB723. It's Android 12 Go - my question is, would there be any restrictions on what apps will work on it, compared to a regular Android 12? And, ...
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Are Huawei nova Y90 ROMs for model CTR-LX2 interchangeable with CTR-LX1?

I have a Huawei nova Y90 (CTR-LX2). I've been wanting to flash it with either a custom or stock ROM for experimental purposes, but I can't find a ROM file/firmware for the model CTR-LX2 specifically. ...
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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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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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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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Is cm10 compatible with cwm 5.0.2.8 on huawei u8160 ?

I have a Huawei u8160 with CWM 5.0.2.8 .I have tried to flash cm10 using CWM 5.0.2.8 but it boot loops.I have waited for 20 minutes for it to boot ,but it didn't. I've seen this discussion about cm10 ...
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Compatibility between Android 8.1 Oreo recovery.img and 9.0 Pie

I got Infinix x650 Android 8.1 Oreo recovery.img extracted with this command $ abootimg -x recovery.img #produced bootimg.cfg, zImage and ramdisk I also downloaded twrp.img built for Infinix x650B ...
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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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Determining compatibility of app on Google Play

Is there a way to see which devices a certain app on Google Play is compatible on? Edit: to clarify, this is from a user-side perspective.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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"Youtube for TV" device compatibility

I have a Genesis GT-1230 tablet, running Android 4.0.3. It has an HDMI output that I can connect to my TV. My goal is to use Youtube Remote on my phone, paired to the the Youtube for TV app watch ...
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Market won't show some apps on custom rom

I installed cyanogenmod 10.2 on my samsung galaxy s3 and asus tf101g, and it looks like both of them have one problem with apps showing in play store. For example I have buyed Mantano Reader Premium ...
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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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