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Adjusting the look-and-feel of your Android device to your liking.

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AOSP pre-installed/system apps guidelines

Are there any customization guidelines or specifications for Android pre-installed/system apps provided by google that the AOSP developer needs to be aware?
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Can anyone help me install a Custom OS on my old cell phone?

I have an old cell phone called LG Sunset™ LTE (L33L) that I want to completely degoogle. It is an old phone that I bought in 2013(?) that I want to install a Custom OS on. I know GrapheneOS will not ...
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Force certain apps to use grayscale

I have a Google Pixel 6 with Android 14. Currently I have enabled: Settings > Accessibility > Color and motion > Color correction > Grayscale But I find myself wanting to disable Grayscale ...
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KernelSU module for /product partition

I own a Pixel 8 Pro which runs EvolutionX ROM; I also rooted it with KernelSU. Now I would make a module that replaces some UI sounds. I noticed that these sounds are placed in /product/media/audio/ui ...
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recents/overview screen swap for launcher swap

is it possible to swap the default recents screen / overview screen that show up when we click the recents button? the default view, I believe is an activity of the default launcher(Quickstep) after ...
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How to distribute Android device for my customers so they don't need to create Google accounts?

I'm seeking a solution for the distribution of my Android-based devices (tablets) to end-users. I have a tablet with a custom Android 11 OS, and I've developed an application that is publicly ...
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Acepen graphics tablet with Tecno Pop 8 phone; synchronises well, but no cursor displayed

Tecno Pop 8 phone with Acepen graphics tablet. No cursor displayed on screen. Drawing with an invisible pen tip can be a bit frustrating. How can I get the cursor to display?
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One-handed (half-QWERTY) layout for physical keyboard connected to non-rooted Android device

My goal is to be able to use a physical keyboard (connected to a non-rooted Android 10+ device via Bluetooth) to input letters located on the right side of a QWERTY keyboard while actually pressing ...
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How to set custom boot logo On Samsung a52?

I want to set custom boot logo (Not boot animation) on Samsung A52 (SM-A525F) powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon. There's no logo.bin or splash.bin in my official firmware.
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How can I pin a share target?

When we click a share button, a universal "Share Target" pane slides up. Apps declare Share Targets, which is a way that the user can share something from one app to another. This is how, ...
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Which Android version will be preffered for my device?

I am trying to build a custom rom for my device(Lyf flame 7s 2016). But its hard to choose from which android version should I use? as default it came packed with bloated android 5.1 rom. Most of my ...
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How to disable keyboard suggestions in HiSense A5 Pro?

HiSense A5 Pro, Android 10. When I am typing, just above keyboard section there is a row with possible completion/suggestions for the words I am typing in. I would like to disable this feature. Is ...
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How to disable bottom app toolbar on Samsung Tab running Android 12?

I have Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite and until today the system toolbar (placed at the bottom of every app) consisted of 3 navigational soft buttons. Those buttons were centered and easy to access With ...
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unable to boot new kernel with kexec on android

As an alternative to pstore (pstore/ramoops won't work on Poco M3, rooted), I'm trying to boot another kernel into my already booted android kernel, to maybe see the kernel logs on boot, using ...
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How to repack a system.new.dat.br with open source command line tools?

We can decompress a system.new.dat.br and then convert to an img, like this: brotli --decompress system.new.dat.br -o unpacked_system.new.dat sdat2img.py system.transfer.list unpacked_system.new.dat ...
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Hide or change the power on device logo and model number of a Samsung tablet on power-on

For a huge restoration project, a 80's boombox with a TV, I (re-)use an older Samsung Tablet (SM-T650, rooted Android 4.4.4 ) to replace the CRT TV (and to give it some 'brains'). Already customized ...
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No recent apps screen after disabling the launcher

My phone came with a launcher I didn't really like very much. So I installed Nova Launcher and disabled the in-built launcher. Now the recent apps screen won't come up. I looked up and most of the ...
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How to add a word to the Voice Typing recognition list?

I need to frequently say the word "olivette". I added it to my keyboard dictionary. Voice Typing ALWAYS interprets it as "all of that". It doesn't learn from my correcting it. A ...
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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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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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How to get Android Pie style recent apps on Android 5?

I'm back with another question. Let's make it simple. I want to have the horizontal style recent apps view ie Android 9+ style recent apps view in my rooted Android 5.1 phone. I have searched both on ...
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AnySoftKeyboard: How do I reorder/remove the keys from the long-press option? I am using Alternate (no mic) layout

My ASK keyboard currently looks like this: There are two parts to this question: How do I control (easily) what characters show up when I long-press on a key? How do I re-arrange those options? ...
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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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Create a widget that displays an activity from any app

I want to create a widget that will display an activity from another app (not something I built). For example, I want to have a widget that shows the stopwatch activity from the clock app. I am not ...
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Is it possible to remove the ability to choose between which sim card to send text from default android sms application?

I have this requirement where I need to completely disable sending sms and calls even by accident from SIM 2 which I only use for Mobile data (Sometimes I Force network to LTE and SMS and calls won't ...
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com.whatsapp_preferences.xml periodically gets overwritten how to prevent that from happening

on a magisk rooted Android 10 device com.whatsapp_preferences.xml ( /data/data/com.whatsapp ? ... can't remember that path now ) has been updated with non default parameters as I needed but it ...
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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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Looking for a way to prevent my phone from installing a specific app?

As the title says, I'm wondering if there is a way to prevent your phone from installing an app. The method would have to be irreversible, or nearly irreversible (i.e takes significant time), not ...
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How to edit the Android context menu?

I've encountered an app which adds itself to the global Android context menu. The entry has even overtaken native Firefox options in the past and currently slows down my workflow in every app where ...
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Where can I find the bootanimation.zip in the Evolution X Custom ROM?

So, I wanted to replace the stock boot animation that comes with Evolution X since it is kind of boring, but the problem was that I couldn't find the /system/media/ directory in any root browser or ...
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I can't find the /system/media/ folder in any root browser or TWRP File Manager

I'm running Evolution X 4.3 (official) for Samsung Galaxy S6 (zerofltexx) with MagiskRoot and a few Magisk Modules. I was recently thinking about getting a custom boot animation for my phone, so I ...
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Gboard: Set Custom Unicode Characters on Longpress or Add Custom Keyboard Keys or Layout

On Gboard, when I long-press the "a" character, for example, I can see some other "a" characters pop up which have different marks or diacritics on them. By using long-press, I am able to easily type ...
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Any way to disable notifications' sound when screen is on? On Stock Android

Is there any reasonable way to disable all android notification sounds (only) when your screen is on, but keeping them working when screen is off? By 'stock' I mean a Pixel (3) device. Rationale: ...
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Remove search bar from home screen in Android 9 ("Pie")

I am using Xiaomi A2 Lite and I want to get rid of search bar on my home screen, preferably without and without installing custom launchers (that are likely to be the next configuration time sink). ...
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Customization beyond just the app drawer and home screen?

I have a Motorola E4 running Nougat, and I was wondering if there was a way to customize the colors (and fonts if possible) used in the GUI menus? I have Nova launcher installed, and while it is nice ...
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How to disable EdgeEffect when over-scrolling?

When you have only one home screen or scroll past the start or end of multiple home screens, EdgeEffect appears, as shown on the left in the image. Can this be disabled?
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How I add a custom navigation bar button?

I see Android 6/7 I can to customize the navigation bar ("back", "home" and "recent" buttons). I can reorder, remove or add other pre-defined buttons. I want add new custom buttom. By example, I want ...
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Are lower-end phones just as moddable as flagships? [closed]

After a long time in the waiting, I finally have an excuse to upgrade from an iPhone (5s) to an Android. As a tech enthusiast and general superuser, the freedom to do what I want as far as ...
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How to hide bottom navigation bar in Youtube app?

I want to hide bottom navigation bar (not system wide navigation bar) or at least make it act like Chrome toolbar which shows/hides itself on scroll. I am blank on this as I couldn't find anything on ...
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How to revert to tabbed overview in Chrome?

I recently updated my Chrome for Android (currently on v68) and noticed that tapping on the box icon (next to address bar) gives a tab list instead of SystemUI type overview that Chrome used to give. ...
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Creating a customized wallpaper

I have a small doubt about posting my question here. But still posting so that if wrong I might get the right site. This is a wallpaper I found on the ZEDGE (click to enlarge) This is a wallpaper I ...
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Prevent User from Leaving App [closed]

I have developed an app for a job that will be used by their customers. Each customer (Anonymous) enters there, uses app (tablet) and then leave. The thing is that I want the users not to leave my ...
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How to configure custom quick app in Quick Settings with GravityBox?

I am using Android Lollipop and my phone is rooted with the current version of Xposed framework and GravityBox is installed. I want to add an app shortcut with GravityBox, but can't do it. Here's the ...
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Customize on-screen function buttons on Insignia Flex tablet

We just bought an inexpensive, low-end Android Tablet (the Insignia Flex 8") running Android 6.0. The navigation bar buttons (which are also called, apparently, the "Home Touch buttons", "On-Screen ...
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Is it a good idea to force stop apps after using them?

I find myself using force stop for every application once I have finished using them. Is this a good practice? Are there any performance or security benefits of doing this? Is force stopping an app ...
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HTC 10 Multiple Wallpapers

I've recently got an HTC 10 which is running Android 7.0 and is set up to have 5 pages on the home screen with the HTC sense clock/weather widget on the central page (which is set as the default page)....
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How to customize which camera app is launched when double tapping the power button?

I have a Galaxy S7 Edge with the latest lineage nightly. How to customize which camera app to launch when double pressing the power button? The original one causes issues for me.
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Which apps are placing icons on statusbar?

I have LineageOS with Android 7.1.2. I reinstalled at once everything I used to have. Now I have 3 icons on statusbar reporting battery charge. I'm unable to figure out who is placing them. Is there ...
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How to hide the clock from Android screen?

There is always a clock on the upper right corner of the screen? It is always visible, unless some app is running in full-screen mode. How to hide this clock, so that it appears only when the user ...
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Too old to custom-rom?

So I got the notion to install cyanogen mod on my old samsung galaxy tab 2 10.1. To speed it up, get it running nougat, and get back into the swing of dabbling with Android software. The rooting ...
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