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strange Bluetooth behaviour across different Android devices

one Sony bluetooth headset ( and that's not the only one there are some other branded ones as well with the same behaviour ) will perfectly connect to a mobile phone ( AT &T ) with both profiles (...
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Mobile data enabled but not network access

Until recently I was using ViperOS on my Redmi 4a. I couldn't send or receive MMS, but mobile data worked fine. Then I changed the operator (French operator Prixtel with Orange), and mobile data didn'...
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Salvage Android Phone as Linux-Server (radio/wifi hardware broken)

My device has hardware problems with radio/wifi. Hence it's not possible to use sim-card or wifi. That also makes it restart frequently. Now it's useless as a phone. So I am trying to turn it in a ...
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Is it possible to install Android Gingerbread on a Galaxy Nexus?

I have an old Samsung Galaxy Nexus from years ago and I was wondering whether it's possible to flash an older Android version like Gingerbread on it using a custom ROM. Since it was originally ...
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Problem with ported ROM and bluetooth keyboard

I've successfully ported a Marshmallow rom to an old tablet that was running Kitkat. Almost everything works ok, but I can't pair a bluetooth keyboard I need to use. The tablet can pair with other ...
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Redmi 4X (santoni): Abruptly shuts down just before booting into OS

Here's a TL;DR - I can't boot into my OS,phone shuts down after being in boot screen for some time but I can boot into fastboot and recovery. I flashed another custom ROM after formatting my device ...
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Resize /system partition on Galaxy note 3 SM-N9005

I am trying to resize the partition /system using the parted and gdisk commands. But none of these commands succeed in changing mmcblk0 partitions after execution. The things I do are as follows: ...
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If both Android and Chrome OS are based on Linux, why is it not possible to install Chrome OS on an Android device? [duplicate]

I've been searching online for a way to install Chrome OS on an Android tablet and every single answer I've come across so far is "No". Why is it not a possibility? Both operating systems ...
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Is it possible to corrupt the bootloader from within the System / ROM?

I had a previously working Pixel 3XL, running Dirty Unicorns (flashed in December). I hadn't touched the bootloader / fastboot since then, but just a couple of days ago, I rebooted the phone and it ...
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Upgrade Android on a really old tablet (SM-T210)

I've recently been given a free tablet, a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 (SM-T210) and I want to experiment with custom ROMs and related stuff on it. Since there is no official support for it and it still ...
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MTP unlocked by default - How to lock it?

I have a Samsung j730f and currently I am using a custom ROM and if I plug my phone into a computer (even with the screen locked), I can access to my data. Please help me: how can I lock the MTP?
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My galaxy M10s stuck on download mode showing 'error verifying vbmata image'. Samsung galaxy M107f

I had rooted my galaxy m10s with eftsu to fix Imei NG status. then I wiped EFS but no longer started, just stack on samsung logo even if i wipe data. then I locked bootloader in download mode. and now ...
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Samsung bootloader unlock but failed to flash custom rom

I go to Settings > About Phone > Software Information then tap the Build number 7 times to enable Developer Options. Then I connected my device to the internet and go to Settings > Developer ...
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secure custom ROM for galaxy A50

I have a mallware infection on my A50 and I was going to flash a stock ROM back on it. On the other hand, there might be other options that give more functionality or security. Perhaps even a custom ...
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Can't format SD card as internal storage

Today I installed my first custom ROM (Lineage OS 17.1, official page) on my old Motorola phone (Moto G3 Turbo edition, XT1516). Everything great until I wanted to format my SD card as internal ...
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Can Easter Egg prove phone has Stock Android 10 ROM?

I purchased a brand new LG-K51. I previously had a cyber stalker who had control of every device I owned for over 2 years. (I didnt realize my laptop was affected & continued to plug every new ...
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Infinix Hot 8 bricked. No OS, No recovery

I think i bricked my phone, my phones model number is "Infinix Hot 8 X650C". I've no OS installed, No Recovery Mode Installed. Also fastboot and adb can't recognise my device on PC. What to ...
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Needing help to find a Custom ROM [closed]

I've had my "Moto G8 Power Lite" for a few months, and I am craving to customise. But I cant find any custom ROMs, even after hours of searching. I found this - Where can I find stock or ...
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AOSP x86 adb secure

I'm trying to build a custom ROM with secure access via adb. My goal is to secure the android image so that it can only be accessed with a certain adb RSA key pair. When I build AOSP with 'user' ...
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Is it possible to get vendor-specific files (e.g. drivers) from a phone and use them in combination with AOSP?

I was wondering whether it's possible to get these files, because to use AOSP on a device, you need these even just to boot. They aren't publicly available from some vendors (IIRC Google provides them?...
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Should I choose a custom ROM with or without GApps?

This may be considered an extension of a question I recently posted. Does an appstore like F-Droid offer the same variety as the Google Play Store? What if I need a Google app(like the appstore,maps,...
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Updater process ended with ERROR: 1 [TWRP]

I was using Pixel experience 10.0 on Redmi 5A (Riva) and I decided to clean install Pixel experience 11.0 today. But I'm getting the following error on TWRP. Installing zip file '/sdcard/Pixel ...
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What is the screen customization alternative for LineageOS?

If you ever used Resurrection Remix ROM you see in the Settings app there's a Customization part where you can make some tweaks like add some buttons on navbar or maybe add a extra home/return button ...
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Android one install

After wondering for a lot of years I recently got a fair idea on what is the difference between stock android, android one and many other custom rom. Now I want to play around with it and was thinking ...
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How to enable treble support in old devices?

Today, I am back to challenge you all. As you would have guessed from the question title, this post is to know about enabling treble support on old phones. Of course, there are a lot of guides on the ...
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HELP getting preinstalled apps running, or get apps working in System/app

I'm trying to get preinstalled apps to work, ideally in their own preinstall folder, but also trying to install as a system app, adding to system/app the app installs after flashing & opens the ...
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Verifying a (custom) ROM signature

Android ROMs and also Android custom ROMs are typically cryptographically signed. Most users will only recognize this if they try to install a ROM and the signature verification on-device fails. For ...
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Custom rom can I trust? Can I install pure android instead?

I have a "galaxy tab E" device, it is old in years, but it is quite new because I don't use it very often. The problem is, it has android 4.4.4. I notice it has a custom rom to install ...
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How to emulate any android version in linux?

i was trying to emulate Android 5.0 (LRX21T) in linux, i downloaded the rom but i didn't find any good emulator, there is anyone that supports any version of android ? is that possible ?
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How to increase the size of the system partition?

I have an old Google pixel 1 and I was trying to install a GSI but I get this a message on TWRP saying Size of image is larger than target device, so I went to wipe > advanced wipe > selected ...
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What are the good practices of backing up of ROM's using TWRP if I change ROM's often

I want to check and play with different ROM's at my mobile phone. My phone is unlocked and rooted. Here is scenario: I installed LineageOS 17.1(microG) and made backup using TWRP. I check all options ...
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Enable USB debugging through recovery mode and ADB sideload

This is a follow up question to this one. Basically, I intend to somehow use this command to remove the lock screen: >adb sideload customROM.zip But, the customROM.zip should be something like ...
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How to flash a custom rom on galaxy on5 pro

I'm an Android fan and I have a Samsung Galaxy On5 Pro. It is currently running Android Marshmallow 6.1. I want it to get upgraded to Android Nougat 7.1.1. I don't have a recovery. How can I install ...
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What to do if my legacy device gets slower when Xposed Framework is enabled?

I'm using Xposed Framework 89 ver. on my Android 7.1.2 AOSP custom ROM: AOSiP which makes it slower but once I disable it my phone gets faster than the state of enabling. What can I do? Is there a ...
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Why are these picture-related apps blank?

I've been wondering a lot about this when it happened which I was using Walli* app yet after I have changed my ROM, maybe the app gets blank no matter how I install it. But after a time, I've also ...
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What is the most stable kernel for my ALE-L21 (2015) alice and ROM?

I'm pretty sure that this is already a weak legacy device but I want it to be useful and stable in performance to the max. Can you suggest the ultimate kernel for my 7.1.2 AOSP based custom ROM? Note:...
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How can I remove the default wallpaper of a custom ROM?

Each time in my AOSP custom ROM, I change the default wallpaper for home and lock screen into another one, they get reset after a reboot. How can I remove these wallpapers from the system, so they can'...
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Can I run AOSPExtended Android 10 ROM in a 16gb storage phone?

I have a Micromax canvas Q417 modeled phone whose last officially received system update was of Android 5.1 Lollipop and they too about 5 years ago. So I decided to install a custom ROM. After ...
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How can I tweak my kernel to use all CPUs in my rooted device?

I have Huawei ALE-L21 alice (2015) Magisk-rooted Bootloader-Unlocked Xposed-Installed but it's somehow slower and I decided to tweak my CPU but here is what ES Kernel Manager shows: Also, I can't ...
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TWRP showing error 7 even when the rom is correct

Hey I was trying to flash resurrection remix 8.6.0 on my Redmi 5A(riva) but twrp showed error 7. Then I tried flashing Pixel Experience but still error 7 i tried reflasing the recovery also tried ...
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Is it possible to flash an android phone with different custom rom [duplicate]

I have an Invents A3 plus Chinese phone which is softbricked when you press the power button it only shows blank screen some times it shows a logo with scratches l did try to find the stock ROM if ...
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Install Android 4.1 on unknown custom Chinese tablet with X210 processor

I want to install Android 4.1 on a custom tablet running custom hardware and a custom Android 4.0.4 because I need TLS 1.2 to work on it. I understand there is quite a big chance of bricking the ...
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Formatted bootloader by mistake and phone won't turn on (device: MT6570)

I have a Techno Spark 3 with a MT6570 chip and i used the SP Flash Tool to flash the ROM but i kept getting the error STATUS_PARTITION_NOT_FOUND, so i thought that if i format the bootloader it would ...
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Kinzie - Modify custom rom to enable VOLTE support

I'm a newbie to Android and Custom ROM in general. I was able to flash a workable custom rom (Android 7.0) on my Moto X Force by following steps from xda-developer. So basically the device Moto X ...
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Stuck in system boot loop after TWRP installation

I have a Samsung Galaxy S7 and tried installing the custom ROM LineageOS because what could go wrong? Anyways I followed this guide which makes you install TWRP 3.4.0-0 under the Installing a custom ...
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Is it possible to have a custom ROM with a locked bootloader?

I just mention in-advance to please correct me if I'm mistaken on anything, I've a limited tech proficiency. I've a Samsung S9 (Android 10) and I wish to install an AOSP ROM (also on Android 10), but ...
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Samsung Galaxy A20, tried root. No OS installed. Sideload doesn't work

I was attempting to root and flash Havoc OS on my phone. I am in TWRP and I don't have the havoc OS image on my device's storage. All of my device has been wiped and there is no OS there anymore (...
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No OS installed message for specific ROMs

I'm having troubles with installing ROMs. I've been using a custom ROM (crdroid) on my Redmi 5 plus device for quite some time. I have recently decided to give another custom ROMs a try and downloaded ...
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Internal Storage Not showing in andriod

I have oneplus one and I use it for experimental purposes. Yesterday I flashed Lineage OS 17 (andriod 10). It was working fine as I was trying to get Sony Music and Dolby App. After learning my issue ...
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Is it a viable option to modify ROM image directly instead of compiling?

I have an archive of my stock ROM with partition images inside and I have combined sparsechunks into a single images (this specific because it seems that there are various formats with ambiguous ...

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