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Is there a way to specify a default download path for Google Drive/Chrome to an external microSD card?

I have a 512 GB external microSD card that's connected to a smart phone. For speed reasons, I would like some functions like the camera to still use the on-board phone memory, but would like files ...
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Why are files suddenly disappear after downloaded on Unihertz Jelly Star?

I tried to use Videoder to download some music, but they immediately disappeared as soon as the download was finished. I'm on a Unihertz Jelly Star, and I tried downloading the files to many different ...
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What are the functions and differences of Android's Download Manager and Downloads native apps?

I would like to know what are the functions and differences of the Download Manager and the Downloads native apps of Android OS? For example, I have downloaded and set Firefox as my default browser, ...
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Is there any way to ensure that any images downloaded from social media apps automatically get saved to the Locked Folder in Google Photos?

I was curious if there was any way to ensure that all images downloaded from social media apps like Instagram or Twitter or Reddit are automatically saved in the 'Locked Folder' in Google Photos, ...
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Chrome doesn't require permission to download files and install web apps?

Chrome for Android seems to require no permission to download files and install web apps. Disabling storage permission does not prevent the browser from downloading the EICAR test file, and disabling ...
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How do I find the origin of downloaded files?

I downloaded a file from Chrome. It shows the download URL in Chrome downloads mv-downloads.s3.eu-west-1.… However, this is only the domain and I'd like to see the full URL. Samsung Files shows a ...
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Is there Downloads app on Android 11?

I recently moved to Android 11 from Android 7 and noticed that there's no app that handles downloads, shows full list of files being downloaded, their size, estimated time etc. Instead, all downloads ...
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Download file from Android shell

I am making a shell script for Android to run on ADB, however, the script should download a file. Commands like wget and curl aren't available in /system/bin. Here are a few possibble solutions that I ...
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Samsung A42 5g, when i try to open an APK file it says i need to sign in to save file, where do i sign in?

I am trying to download an APK file, when I try to open it I get a message at the end to say I need to sign in before I can save the file, where do I sign in?
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How can I list which TCP Congestion Control Algorighm my Android device is using?

How can I enumerate the complete list of TCP Congestion Control Algorithms that my Android device supports? And how can I see which apps are using which algorithm? I'm trying to figure out why some ...
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Chrome (Android) auto download pdf every week (is it a virus ?)

A year ago i've been fighting against an hacker that had access to a lot of my accounts (not very difficult since my passwords were record with google account). Somehow he archives to get the codes ...
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Live Transcribe & Notification offline languages

I can not find it anywhere. Is list of languages supported for download and offline transcribe published somewhere? When I check languages on my current old phone, none of them are shown as available ...
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Need later Samsung-specific posts to get a photo from dropbox to Gallery

Can't believe how hard this is and the lack of recent posts with current menu options. I have a photo modified on the PC, saved in dropbox and cannot set it as my wallpaper on my Samsung S8. Every ...
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Galaxy S7 - Stock Rom - Stuck at Downloading

Thought I'd re-edit to make it clearer: I have a stock Galaxy S7 that is stuck at the 'Downloading...do not turn off target' screen. I have tried restarting it via vol down and power, and it keeps ...
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My phone starts downloading an app which is named 'Google Play' but is not the actual google play

My phone starts downloading an app which is named 'Google Play' when I press it's dialogue for a second it shows 'Download Manager' as the app which is downloading it. But I don't have any download ...
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Stop Chrome from automatically downloading files without a prompt on Android 11

I'm using Chrome for Android (93.0.4577.82) on Android 11. On Chrome on PC and Macs, it is possible to always prompt the user when the browser attempts to download a file. However, on Chrome for ...
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How to access the download mode of a device with a outdated bootloader?

I accidentally flashed some outdated bootloader firmware and now I cannot seem to access the bootloader I tried holding the vol up + power and both to volume buttons + power but it made the phone ...
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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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Which user-agent string is most optimal for use in ADM or similar download management applications?

I thoroughly comprehend what a user-agent string is, and how to spoof/parse them. What I can't seem to find in the endless sea of search results that all speak about the same two aforementioned ...
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How folders DCIM Download WhatsApp media redirect link binded location changed to SD card?

As in PC windows we can change default location of my documents by roaming profile or registry settings is it possible to Change default storage location (link bind redirect automove) of DCIM ...
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Download location of Aurora Store?

Working on an Android 6 (stock ROM) phone, which has only internal storage (no external sd card), and is not rooted. Aurora Store is installed and updated on this phone via F-droid. Aurora Store has a ...
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How can I configure Android so that the background applications download and upload as fast as possible?

According to the screenshot below, background applications have a lower download and upload speed: The screenshot says: Keep the app open for getting the best and upload speed. How can I avoid that?...
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Why no storage error showing with my space empty?

Im having more than 12GB free space And when i try to install app or update app im getting no storage error. I have clear cache also still showing same issue. Any suggestion. Thanks
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Resuming multiple downloads in Chrome

Many sites give all their files the same name. When downloading multiple files like this, Chrome helpfully adds a (1), (2), etc. to the filename. However, if something interrupts the download, such as ...
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How can I download a file with the Google Drive program directly to my phone's SD card?

I use Samsung Galaxy S9 with Android 10. How can I download a file with the Google Drive program directly to my phone's SD card? By default files are downloaded to my phone's internal storage.
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Is there there a way to download media from any android app

I'm not talking about popular applications like Youtube, Facebook or Instagram... Let's say there's an android app called 'bla' and there are videos in it just like youtube and not showing the url... ...
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Can I tweak an app's storage permission and allow it to write on the phone but deny read?

The example I'll use is with an internet browser app — let's say Opera. If I allow its storage permission, I can download files on my phone (write) but the app can read its storage as well (I verified ...
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I want to download torrent files to a fashdrive attached to modem or router (local server ) by initiating the download from the mobile device

I want to download torrent files from my mobile but since I don't have enough storage I want the files to be downloaded to my local server (the flashdrive/pendrive attached to my modem which can be ...
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How to change download manager

Everytime i try to download anything it uses the built in android download manager.There is no download manager option at default apps . Is there anyway to force the use of my download manager? My ...
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I formatted my SD card as internal storage, downloads still go to the phones internal storage

Yo, I just formatted my SD card as internal storage, and the storage section says that in my device storage I have 30 GB, but downloads still go to the phones internal storage, is this how its ...
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How to save YouTube downloaded videos to external SD card?

I have a Lenovo A7000 with Android 6.0 installed. How to change the download location so that videos downloaded on the YouTube app are saved in the SD card? I don't have the "Use SD card option ...
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downloads not started

I have just got a new android 10 tablet and I'm having a really stupid user interface problem. When I click a link to a PDF document in the web browswer (Chrome) I click download and nothing happens. ...
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SAMSUNG A11 hang on logo after flash

Hy to every one. after flashing Samsung A11 SM-A115F with Android Q10 ,Samsung Device struck at logo. i have try to flash different firmware first download file from Easy Firmware and after that try ...
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How can I delete from my smartphone the images downloaded by Google Chrome from the internet, which I can't find anywhere?

I have a A3 Umidigi smartphone, Android 9. I downloaded the images by Google Chrome (search images engine), and I can't find them in any folder (included Download, Pictures or DCIM), but I can see and ...
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Download location of pdf files saved in the of Academia app

Using Academia free app and downloading papers: where are these papers downloaded on the system? I don't see a specific setting for that in the app, at least not in the free version. I want to open ...
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"Unable to open this file on your device" : How to download the file to Android?

Using the Android app LINE, a friend sent me a file, and I would like to download it. Upon tapping the file, the download takes a few minutes then displays: I don't have access to a PC. I can't find ...
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Where are the download images for Android?

I'm attempting to update my older Samsung 10.1 to a newer version of Android (7.1) which has been confirmed on a few sites that it's working. However, the only download links I've found are on sites I'...
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How can I switch from WiFi to mobile data without interrupting my current download in Chrome?

I am currently downloading a roughly 50 GB file in Chrome for Android (10). I am on my home WiFi. Given the speed of my network it should take roughly 8 hours. It is a regular file download which is ...
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How to save an HTML page from a web site using Chrome

I have a web site that has some simple HTML pages with no images, no external CSS or JavaScript references. So the whole HTML page is a single self-containing file that has HTML code, together with ...
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How can I download a torrent to the SD card using BitTorrent?

How can I download a torrent to the SD card using BitTorrent? I tried to go to Settings -> Default Download Folder, but I can't see to be allowed to browse to the SD storage location (see error ...
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YouTube Premium: Downloaded videos - Original channel deleted?

I have subscribed for YouTube Premium and have downloaded some tutorial videos I want to keep. However, the channel owner will be deleting his entire channel soon. Research online is difficult and I'...
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How to fix "Can't install XYZ app" error on Google Play?

I'm getting this dialog when downloading an app/game. How do I fix it? Dialog content: Can't install Fish Paradise - Ocean Friends. Try again, and if it still doesn't work, see common ways to fix the ...
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Will this Remove a Permission from an App?

So I downloaded an app from the web today, but it had some permissions I was uncomfortable with granting. So, I used APKTool to decompile the APK, removed the suspicious permission from the manifest, ...
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What could break an app download from the Play Store?

I cannot pinpoint exactly when it started, but I'm starting to get a lot of users complaining that they cannot download my app from the Play Store, the download always stops at 89%. Users can download ...
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ADM (Advanced Download Manager) is not grabbing links automatically [duplicate]

In my previous Android phone, when I to copied any link, there was a popup window of ADM asking whether I wanted to download the specific file or not. It required that ADM should be running in the ...
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Downloading file using wget in Termux fails due to the character '&' in the URL

When I simply put this URL in my Android Chrome or any web browser: https://api.worldtradingdata.com/api/v1/stock?symbol=AHT.L,AZN.L,AUTO.L,AVV.L,AV.L&api_token=...
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How to make a file show up in the Downloads App?

I have copied a file to the Downloads folder with the File Manager App. But when I open the Downloads App, the file doesn't show up. The Downloads folder is definately the right one: I've deleted a ...
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Android Update Results in "Hash of data does not match digest in descriptor" error

My Samsung Galaxy A70 prompted for a software update this morning. I dutifully complied and left it to get on with it. Upon return, I was presented with the following error: partition tz ...
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Download to SD card

I put a 32gb SD card in my Nokia 2.2 yesterday and I've been wondering how to make my downloads from the Google Play store go straight to my sd card not internal storage. Because when I Try download ...
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Unknown download on my android phone

8891h_01_enUs_GridClear.webp Does anyone know what this is? There were three more like it, 4117h and 130h_01_enCA
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