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

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Possible way to hide widgets at specific times

I want to to be able to have a widget which displays my work calendar at the home screen but have it only visible between 06:00 and 18:00 at workdays. The widget itself is not the problem. I have ...
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Building Novel Keyboard Layout [closed]

To me, the standard QWERTY layout seems quite outdated for the input methods we use on our smartphones. Hence, I started to create a novel onscreen keyboard layout which shall be especially suited for ...
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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 change spacing between home screen icons?

I don't see an option to reduce the amount of spacing there's between icons with the Nova Launcher Prime. In this screenshot you can see a lot spacing between icons that I don't want:
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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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Bulk word import into gboard?

I moved from my redmi to mi mix 2 now and used miMover app but unfortunately the words in my used keyboard gboard weren't restored. Neither does the internal synchronization work, it says something ...
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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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Different gapps for every device?

Hi everyone? I am thinking about changing my phone's rom and I was wondering if every device need a special pack of Gapps (google apps) or if a pack works on different devices, what do you think? ...
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Can I install a firmware from a different country on my phone

As I wrote in the title I was wondering if it's possible to install a firmware from a different country on my Sony Xperia Z5 . Thanks for your answers.
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Copying and remotely deploying a build across multiple devices

If I do a factory reset and then setup a given android phone in a particular way (removing apps, adding apps, syncing to certain bluetooth devices, turning on/off various system notification settings, ...
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Do I need root to install xposed modules?

Is it necessary to root my phone to install any xposed module?
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Return to previous android version

Some days ago I updated my phone to marshmallow, but after the discovery of some bugs I would return back to the previous version. The problem is that when the phone start flashing the old android ...
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Unlocking bootloader to change rom or firmware

My question is very easy: do I have to unlock the bootloader on every single phone to change its rom or its firmware, or someone need it and someone doesn't?
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Change the actual kernel on my phone

After reading the "benefits" that I could have after changing the kernel of my phone I would change the actual one that my phone has. I've already flashed custom roms in the past and my question is if ...
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Can I move the keyboard selector button?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S8+. The way that I naturally grip the phone, combined with the practically bezel-less display, means that I'm often hitting the keyboard selection button by accident while I'm ...
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Mute all but one app

So I have this national radio news app. Now I should like to use different apps while listening. This doesn't work. As soon as I open a different app, the news app gets muted, even when all sounds ...
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Hello, is it possible customize the snackbar in Moto G 2nd Gen?

I am right handed but when I turn the phone, I would like to change the snackbar to the left, is it ONLY to the right?
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Where are actions of buttons' long pressing stored?

I want to remap the long press action of the menu button to open the dialog box that appears when the power button is long pressed. I know the keybinds are stored mainly in /system/usr/keylayout/...
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Add language to Google Keyboard

I have a Huawei G8 and hate this phone. Can't use Google Keyboard because on this phone it is not supporting Georgian language. Is there any ways to add Georgian keyboard in Gboard? Thanks and sorry ...
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How to change device model in build.prop?

The following is my build.prop file. I just can't find the device model option so I can modify it. I'm trying to change my device model to Pixel XL so I can run Google Assistant properly. # begin ...
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How do I make my phone fully customizable? [closed]

Recently my friend1 who knows how do stuff with phones has made friend2s phone fully customizable. At least that's what he said. The other day friend2 made everything in his phone to show Hodor. Time, ...
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How to resize the notification area (width)?

On my Tablet¹, notifications seem to have a fixed width – even when in landscape mode. That looks like in the following "borrowed" screenshot: This is especially annoying as some notifications are ...
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Lightweight CyanogenMod 13.0 - Samsung Galaxy S2

I have found my old Samsung Galaxy S2, the plan is to use this as a small information screen in the livingroom. I was thinking of stripping down a CyanogenMod 13.0 and build a light-weight version of ...
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How to increase the size of Android 6's personal dictionary?

When adding new words to the dictionary, old words keep getting forgotten. It feels like I can only add about 1000 words (might be off, but that's the order of magnitude). Words disappear in the order ...
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Live tile interface

I was just viewing my friend's Lumia 535 who has Windows 10 mobile installed on it which really inspired me. That OS possess a very well-integrated customizable tiled interface. I really loved that UI....
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Will trying to flash an unofficial update with stock recovery harm my device?

I have an Android tablet, the DigiLand DL718M, with a stock recovery that can do slightly more than expected. It isn't much, but I have high hopes that it will support flashing SuperSu using the ...
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Emmc replace (inbuilt memory card mounter) with external memory card mounter

Hi friends i want to increase inbuilt memory at infinity level by replacing Emmc holder (inbuilt memory card mounter) with external memory card mounter, can it be possible? If yes how? If NO Why??
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How to remove the confirmation step in the PIN unlock screen?

I’d like to remove the need to press OK or ✔️ for a faster PIN-unlock, the confirmation step doesn’t add any additional level of security since it seems the PIN length is always 4 digits. I have ...
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Lollipop/ART - how do I manually optimize APK files?

I've asked this question before. After checking out logcat, it seems that the OS is looking for the odex files. I've checked the odex files of other system apps on my ROM, and it turns out they're ELF ...
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Lollipop and above - How do I install an APK as a system app?

Back in the day, installing an app as a system app was as simple as moving the APK file to /system/app or /system/priv-app. Removing them was as simple as deleting the APK. Now, while I'm customizing ...
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Where is color information stored in android apps ?

This might not be the correct place to post this, so please tell me if it isn't. As the title says, I'm trying to find the color palette for android apps while they're installed. I can't decompile the ...
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Custom Recovery for Samsung-SM-T337A?

I am going to start from the very beginning so I can explain myself. I am currently on a mission to be able to play Pokemon GO on my tablet and spoof my GPS without getting banned. Ill be running it ...
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There is a way to remove everything but one app from android?

I have an spare phone that I want to use with the music app 'Caustic 3'. My plan is to use this phone just to it. There is a way to remove everything and install just this program, like an ROM? Just ...
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Block heads-up/peeking notifications when certain app is in foreground

Ordinarily I love the peeking notifications in Marshmallow. They're really useful 95% of the time, and save me a lot of pulling down the notification shade. But when a real-time game is in the ...
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Custom shutdown animation

first post here... So I'm attempting to utilize a custom shutdown animation on my LG K7 that I use for dev purposes.. Ive made backups of the original shutdownanimation.zip, and using custom ...