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Constant network activity by "system updates"

The app/process "system updates" started using network data constantly a few days ago, also I think the battery is drained faster. Should I be worried about being hacked, or is this just ...
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Can somebody plant fake site data on a device

I know this may sound like a stupid question But my fiance is claiming someone is fabricating and or planting fake site data on his phone because all of these dating sites, p*** sites, and other ...
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Recover data from a phone with a black screen. (Xiaomi Redmi 7)

I have a Xiaomi Redmi 7 with a black screen that i need to recover all the videos and photos in it, but all the options i saw i need to turn on the developer options in the phone, that its impossible ...
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In files how to make invisible be visible

File management,/ file-permissions profiles /restricted-profiles /data How to see all downloaded info in files instead of being blank
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How does Android keep track of if an app has been installed before?

I'm trying to find if there's a location within root where your phone keeps a record of what apps have been installed on your phone, like maybe a database. As a secondary question I'm also trying to ...
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Modifying /data/data file from PC

I have an android app (uses sqlite db) that I created and installed on my device. It's an app for my personal use. It's debuggable and its /data/data folder is accessible from the PC with adb pull. ...
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Wipe Data(Factory Reset) related logs should persist in the recovery log file right? (Stock android)

(Stock android.) "E:Cannot log to file /dev/fscklogs/log" -Other phones don't prompt this during the data wipe(factory reset), this is fecking intentional. Also it got no battery charging ...
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Why the screen lock password no longer matches after using a different disk as /data

I'm using a rooted Android 13 device, and an external SD-card that I mount as /data by editing the fstab. The SD-card is partitioned into few EXT4 partitions, and I can boot with any of them mounted ...
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how to access the data cache of an application [duplicate]

worked for some company using their own application to deliver parcels. never got paid and they claim that "i never worked" their application was used to track every single delivery I did.. ...
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Accessing learned words Samsung Galaxy A12 keyboard

I share a phone with someone who's being shifty and I just need some help. I was typing an email address into the search bar on the Samsung Galaxy A12 that we share and as I was doing so, a whole ...
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How do you get rid of data roaming pop up

I have a data roaming pop up every 5 mins on my S23 Ultra with T mobile service, I live Across Lake Erie From Canada, PLEASE!!! does anyone know how to get rid of it
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Network question regarding data and wifi

I wanted to ask whether on Android phones it is normal to access another phone who only uses data and no wifi from a phone that only uses wifi and no data, using an app such as WhatsApp to place a ...
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keeping apps and data through LineageOS upgrade

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and I am in process of upgrading LineageOS from 16 to 18. The instructions indicate to wipe the data partition in step 8. Will this remove my installed apps and data? ...
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how to find which process is continuously uploading data

My phone seems to be suddenly uploading GBs of data at speed of 8+Mbps. I cannot identify which direction app is doing this. But systems network indicator seems to show that is uploading data. Just ...
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How can I get totally anonymous from an app on android & bluestack

I am using an app on android I have confirmed that : if I clear the app data or even reinstall the app from google play, the app does have a specific behaviour if I install the app on a completely ...
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How to view these no file extension files exist in the android>data>xyz app>files folder?

I have installed an app from play store, which contains pdf files. When I click on download button the app download them in such way that these files are only able to be opened in that app. (Like how ...
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Will "Apply update from SD card" delete my data?

Will I lose my data when using Recovery's Apply update from SD card option? And, if so, will I lose data on the phone, on the memory card or everywhere else? Phone: Samsung SM-A107F/DS (Galaxy A10s) ...
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Access "data/tombstones/" dir from Android application

Trying to get access to "data/tombstones" directory from my rooted phone. I am implementing a crash collector application (system application) which would help to record the system's ANRs ...
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Why is it that I get texts when both wifi and cellular data are turned off?

Just wondering if everything is normal on my cell phone... It's an LG and they stopped updating, but I don't remember this behavior before...
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Clear Data of Package for Single User

I am trying to clear the data for a few apps on a work profile without clearing the data on the main user account for my android phone. What I'm trying for example is : pm clear com.Microsoft.teams ...
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How to decrypt and mount Android devices?

In Linux, you can read data a device encrypted e.g. with LUKS by doing cryptsetup luksOpen and mounting the volume. What is the equivalent for this in Android, i.e. what specification for encryption ...
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How to transfer files from semibricked android via adb

I have a OnePlus Nord and recently updated to android 12 after a few days my phone screen became suddenly black and phone is vibrating on its own. I tried restarting it but it turns on but shows black ...
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How to use /dev/urandom?

As a follow up to my previous question, I decided to use /dev/urandom to overwrite my data. But how do I use it? where do I type that? could you walk me into the steps to do it? and is it better to do ...
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How to permanently obliterate android phone's entire data? [duplicate]

I want to completely delete all data on my android phone with 0% of it being recoverable. I don't want to physically destroy the phone. I don't want to make the phone unusable. What I want to do is, ...
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EDL is non-functional and /data partition is inaccessible, and I fear that my Android device is permanently damaged

I have a OnePlus 7Pro (GM1917) that was working fine for a long time with OOS 10.3.8. Its bootloader is unlocked, and it was rooted. I hadn't upgraded it for a long time, and recently I decided to ...
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What exactly does "allow background data usage" do for an app when it's on screen/not opened at all?

I have the samsung a32 5g. What exactly does "allow background data usage" do for an app? Does it only work when the app is opened but not on screen, or is it also required to get ...
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Encrypted device doesn't ask for credential on boot anymore on Android 11

I use Android 11 (LineageOS) and recently noticed, that my phone stopped asking me for a decryption password when booting up, so I tried verifying that my data is still actually encrypted. Settings ...
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Does logging into multiple google accounts drain battery/data faster?

I have the Samsung a32 5g. I'm logged into many G-mail accounts and twitter accounts, will doing so drain my phone battery and data faster simply by having them logged in? Do they do this only if they ...
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Why I have to turn off mobile data before pinging goes through on bluetooth network?

Android (Version11) phone has mobile data turned on, then it connects to another bluetooth device B which is a Bluetooth pand server. After pairing and network service connection, B provides an IP to ...
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I want to access the data of Metamask [duplicate]

I want to have access to the data of the Wallet MetaMask on my android phone. After an error occured I can't enter my wallet. This error occured: Metamask encountered an error due to reaching a ...
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wipping data after factory reset

to clear my data in my android 10 phone after factory reset,i was told that i must put trivial files until the memory full,since my memory is large 256gb,i filmed a short video and then copied and ...
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Data partition corrupted TRT-LX2

Please read this question first!!! I've disabled dm-verify and then it says the data partition is corrupted! I did a low-level factory reset, but it is still showing that annoying message when I try ...
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I can't turn on cellular data for postpaid sim card

I was trying to start mobile cellular data. It's been a year I can't turn it on. Usually, I am currently using Postpaid sim card. When I was using Prepaid sim card than, I could turn mobile cellular ...
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Confusion regarding Factory Reset via TWRP

Background The OS is Android 10 that uses FBE as encryption type. Problem I do not remember my PIN, that would decrypt the files in /data partition, so I cannot unlock my screen. Question I can boot ...
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Adoptable storage filesystem?

I have a sdcard split into two partition: portable and adoptable. Not long time ago my /data is formatted as F2FS, really unstable on my device. So I recently format it again to EXT4. I'm noticing ...
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Lenovo S5 storage filled with invisible files

I have a Lenovo S5 with 64gb internal storage. I had this problem for a while now, so i really need some help. Any file manager that I can find sums up all my files and aplications at under 20 gb, ...
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/data - Error: Failed to open the device

Device (Nook HD+) will not boot. It was running LOS 14.1 with TWRP recovery, to which I can still boot up, but any attempts to wipe, or format the /data partition fail. I also can access the shell (...
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WhatsApp update erased the chat history. What has gone wrong and is there any way to restore it?

Seems like WhatsApp update has erased all my WhatsApp history. Is there any way to get it back? (Without paying for third party tools, if possible) I bought a new Android phone (Realme 7 Pro) and ...
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Should I clear my Gallery Data?

If I clear my gallery data, will I lose all of my albums? My gallery has been taking up a lot of data to the point that I have little data left. If I clear it, will all my albums be deleted?
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How to remove the persistent 'Mobile data turned off' message on Android 7.0?

When I turn cell data off on a Samsung Android 7.0 non-rooted phone, the Phone app always displays a notification that data is turned off. This results in 2 issues: The notification area gets ...
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Erase content of stolen phone, but thief has my PIN

My phone was stolen. I tried to erase it but the only option was set up erase. The problem is I believe the person that has my phone also has my PIN which would give them access to the phone. I know ...
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What is the difference between a "Phone" calendar and a "Local" calendar in Android?

I've been helping a friend with their Android phone. They have 3 different types of calendars, according to their "Business Calendar 2" app: Calendars synced to a Google account "Phone&...