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What is t mobile diagnostics version "80231-808927712-REL-DIAG-2023.01-dark-release" used for?

My phone has been sending messages without my knowledge as well as erasing certain abilities such as being able to pull up my keyboard while messaging someone,it seems like as something or someone is ...
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Location of, or how to view downloaded Telegram files

I have an Infinix Note 12 (X670) running Android 13. Starting a few weeks ago, I could no longer see downloaded files in the /data/org.telegram.messenger/files directory. Where are downloaded files ...
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What is Unchnga?

I found a weird directory called .=UnchNGa I deleted it via rar for android, otherwise I couldn't delete it. It was in my documents. What could it be? I didn't scan before I deleted it, but after ...
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Midi Sheet Music can no longer access the stored midi files since the Android 14 system update

The app Midi Sheet Music can no longer access the stored midi files on my Z Fold 4 since the Android 14 system update. I had no problems accessing with Android 13 or earlier. Short of rooting (which ...
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undeletable "permanent File" Android 11 phone

I have this file: /storage/emulated/0/Tones/test1/test2/test3/test4/brooke-shields,-a�os-80.jpg Cannot delete. I get a <java.lang.illegalargument> response when I try to delete using several ...
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WhatsApp media missing, not on either new nor old phone

I really hope someone can help me. I have recently bought a new phone and when I logged into WhatsApp on my new phone, the files weren't restored. What's more upsetting is that I can't find WhatsApp ...
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How can I select a range of files on Google drive for Android?

I know I can long press one file and then select other files by tapping each individual file to select multiple files. But I need to select a range of files. So that I don't have to sit there and tap ...
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Android OPEN_DOCUMENT activities failing on OnePlus 8T (KB2005)

I have OnePlus 8T (KB2005), OxygenOS 13.1.0.581 (KB2005_13.1.0.581 (EX01)). Rooted with Magisk (26300), Zygisk enabled. When an app attempts to bring up a file opening dialogue, it either crashes or ...
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Trying to delete a folder with Termux

I'm trying to delete a file Android will not let me delete it. Trying to use Termux, I can't seem to find the file. I used termux-setup-storage, and per the instructions entered: cd /storage/sdcard0/...
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Does Termux have media folder?

I am running a Java application using Termux. I need a media folder to store a folder named DSKEYS with pfx key file because the Java application needs that pfx file from media/DSKEYS/. I could not ...
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How can I force the file-app association in Samsung Files?

On a One UI 5 / Android 13 tablet, I have some Krita files and despite having Krita installed, Samsung Files tells me I have no app to open this file type and I should search in the Play store. Even ...
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Will some of my photos and files still remain in the memory if I do a factory reset? [duplicate]

Just wondering... If I sell my Android phone, is it possible for the new owner to use some data recovery software and recover some of the files?
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File does not be sent in KDE connect

I have galaxy J7 and lineageOS 17.1. When I send a file with KDE connect from my phone to another device (another phone or a laptop) I am successfull, but in reverse not. For example when I try to ...
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Delete Files from Directory that are Older Than a Given Time

I've been searching for this for several hours but couldn't find any solution. I have a folder (Call_Rec) which contain thousands of files and I want to delete only those files that are older than a ...
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Apps suddenly unable to access SD card for seemingly no reason

SOLVED (see accepted answer) So this one is weird. Everything was working fine untill I rebooted my phone earlier today. For some reason, since this reboot, apps are unable to access my SD card ...
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How do i rename and move all .srt files in multiple sub folders to main folder?

How do I rename the .srt files inside these folders and move them to main folder so that I can transfer it on USB drive to watch on TV
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Please explain this file in /sys class thermal

In /sys/class/thermal/thermal_zone0/type, it reads "pa". There are also other ones in other folders, like "ddr", "cpu-1-0" and "gpuss-0". What do they mean? Any ...
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Accessing full Android storage

What was the last version of Android which allowed apps and user to have full read and write access along with all copy move or delete operations of everything inside the internal storage? Currently, ...
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Assign a default app to a file type in Android 11

Is it possible to assign a default app to a file type in Android 11? In Android 7 I had no problem to assign e.g., .mp3 file type to a particular application (e.g. to Laya Music Player). Now, in ...
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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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Why are filenames containing some emojis renamed to Chinese characers?

I have a setup to transfer my files from my Windows machine to my Android phone via Syncthing. I notice that some files whose names have emojis are renamed to strange Chinese characters: 🌒 C→ߌ⠃ 🌓 ...
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Photo's filename weird numbers

I have an android phone. When I tried to connected it to my PC and opened image folder (DCIM/101SHARP), I have found many photos. There is a photo with the name ".trashed-1666704779-DSC_0328.JPG&...
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Path and File location in the NoxPlayer emulator

Recently I installed the NoxPlayer emulator on my PC. Almost all APK ask for file permissions. By default, NoxPlayer is installed in the C:\ drive. I allowed all APK for file access permission in ...
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Why are there Yandex apps' APK files inside of my Samsung Galaxy A20s?

My phone is a Samsung Galaxy A20s (the model is SM-A207F/DS). I was using FX File Explorer (without root) to explore the Android filesystem of my phone. If some file was interesting, I would copy it ...
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How to access files in Android 6.0 "Downloads"

I have an old Alcatel Pixi 4 with Android 6.0 from which I'd like to back up my files. I've already copied all files from the internal storage except those inside the "Downloads" folder, ...
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this isn't a supported file type - Images, movies, pdf files, voice messages cannot be opened after a while

A friend has a Nokia 7.2 (updated to Android 11) which has a problem opening images, movies, pdf files. When she makes or receives a photo or movie, she can open it normally, but after a while she ...
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Dropbox camera upload wrong file name

I often take pictures with a mobile phone A and send them via Bluetooth to mobile phone B. On mobile phone B, I move the pictures to the album gallery, such that these pictures are uploaded to my ...
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ZIP files with name "soda-en-US-v1001-1.zip" appearing on their own on Android 11

I have .ZIP files appearing on my Android 11 phone on their own. I don't know why they're there, and I don't know where they're coming from. Their located under Google, Download cache. 24 files named ...
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Unknown files inside the root folder, filename starting with ".reaper"

I previewed (not downloaded) by mistake today a malicious PDF on the Gmail app with Adobe Reader app, and I already inspected the phone for malware, uninstalled the Adobe Reader app in case it was ...
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Access my application files of an old App

I have this old-ish Android app running on my Pixel4 w/Android12 phone, the app was last updated on 2018 and it clearly uses old API or whatever and the built-in backup functions are obsolete. It ...
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Android Phone is deleting the .MOV files form SD card when inserted via USB OTG

I bought a mini camera for use when on travel and when I remove the micro SD card from the camera and insert it into the OTG USB-C adapter attached to my Note 20 Ultra, the entire contents of the ...
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How to load android shared libraries

How does Android load /system/lib/*.so libraries? How does the system knows what file is for what purpose. Is there a database or list of expected.so files and their functions?
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Where is hidden additional data of an app stored?

This question came to my mind when I installed Oxford Dictionary. It's strange that I couldn't see the additional files (audio, dictionary, and pictures) in an unrooted device. This app has a base app ...
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What is causing some photos and videos to get replaced by 0 byte files?

Some of my photos or videos get replaced by 0 byte files every now and then, which is quite infuriating. Even more confusingly, sometimes later they do reappear. I don't want this question to be too ...
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A malicious file keeps appearing on my phone even if I have formatted it (1_unit_15x15_3_goldenFmt)

Some days ago, a keylogger was put in my phone by a hacker, and my phone got infected. After having formatted the phone, there is a file that keeps appearing on my phone and has not been deleted. The ...
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How to open, edit, and save file on USB connected Android phone via notebook/desktop

Personally I do a lot with VBA in Excel and like it to explore various software to find the one that fits my needs best. I am a friend of proper data management, e.g. having photos taken at hand based ...
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Safe to delete files in /storage/emulated/media/logs?

My phone is running out of free space. When Settings > Storage displayedmore than 30GB used by "System", I looked into it further using the DiskUsage Android app. It told me that /...
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How to read and edit system xml files of android 12+?

On previous android versions, I can easily read and edit system XML files using a text editor but XML files from android 12 cannot be read properly and they looks like random symbols. For example, I ...
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Total Commander for Android : multi rename tool

I am sure I am missing something here and a quick fast dirty attempt yielded nothing. I would like to rename all files in a specific directory using total commander for Android multi rename tool so ...
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Where can an app store a drone video?

I have a Tomzon D65 drone, and the accompanying Tomzon-G app (Ver:1.1.2). The drone captured some awesome footage! It plays in the app fine. However, the app won't let me download the file. I suspect ...
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How can I copy a file from an Android phone to a connected USB drive?

I have a USB harddrive connected to my Android 10 phone via USB C. How can I copy files from to phone to it? When I go into the "Files" app, select a file and hit "Copy to...", it ...
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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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Is there a way to play a series of mp4 files without downloading an app?

If I download several .mp4 files and put them all into a folder, is there a way to play them all, either shuffled or in order? I just want to avoid having to navigate to the next song every 2-3 ...
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Why would Android list some files that are not accessible (I/O error)?

For background, trying to resolve a problem with a Android 4.x tablet Denver TAC-97032 (Tablet battery replacement and alloc_device_open fail?). The device cannot boot fully, but I can connect to it ...
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SFTP and Yubikey

I want to access my sftp server using a private key stored on a Yubikey 5. How do I do it? The internal file browser requires me to provide a local file with the private key. My system: Android 10, ...
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Where does Keepass2Android store its password files?

I've been using Keepass2Android for a while. I try to store my files in DropBox so I can access across multiple devices. I have noticed that somehow I have some copies of my mypasswords.kdbx file that ...
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search for filenames on entire android device tree using ADB 'find'

How do I use the 'find' command on ADB to search the entire android file tree on a rooted device, including sub directories, for any filenames containing the word 'prop' ?
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Android files and folder is showing wrong time and date

I've noticed that the files of my Android phone are showing the wrong time and date. I have made a folder "New folder" and the folder was created on 3/13/21, 12:23 PM. I renamed the folder ...
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Missing App Data files after One UI 3.0 update on Samsung

After updating my Samsung A50s to the version a507fnxxu5dub6, which is the One UI 3.0 latest update, I noticed that the app files stored in Android/data are all missing Even the obb files are missing ...
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I recovered some encrypted pictures, but I can't decrypt them

My girlfriend lost all the pictures from our holidays. She has a Samsung Galaxy A70. She had an external encrypted SD card on it. I managed to recover the lost pictures, but they are encrypted. Do you ...
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