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Do Google & OEMs always have backdoors in Android devices?

In a helpful comment on this Android Stackexchange question, prominent contributor alecxs states: google and OEMs will always have own backdoors in propritary [sic] blobs for baseband/modem etc - you ...
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Google maps shows me at lication for hours that i have never been to [duplicate]

My wife has been doing a little detective work and finds me visiting locations for hours that I have never been to. I think I get the positioning issues with gps...but why would it show me at a non ...
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How do I repair a cloned android device after identity theft has occured?

For over a year I have been trying to deal with identify theft and recently learned my devices have been hacked and cloned.What (if any) kind of repairs can be done this far along and where do I begin?...
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How do I add a source to Google's article feed?

I regularly get notifications on Android from Google about news stories/articles that have obviously been sourced based on my observed interests. How do I "inform" the feed that I'd like ...
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How can I disable Google AMP in Google Search on Opera?

AMP creates some issues such as dark mode incompatibility on some websites. How can I disable Google AMP in Google Search on Opera?
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Cannot change First/Last name order in Google Contacts when the sytem language is Hungarian

I took a screenshot of the settings page of Google Contacts with both languages. As you can see in the Hungarian version the "Sort by", and "Name format" options are missing. Is ...
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Why don't Google services work on Android 4 versions?

For some reason, in recent days I can’t go into either maps or mail from my old tablet, I write there is no connection. Although other applications work fine, the Internet does not complain. Google ...
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Why does the "What's new" section in the Google Play Store now indicate "No information from the developer"?

In the Google Play Store, the "What's new" section for every Android app with an available update now claims "No information from the developer". This is happening even when ...
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Remove Google Find My Device Password

A few weeks back I lost my Samsung Galaxy S7. I came home and immediately did a Google Find My Device. I added a message to the finder and a password to lock it. Great. That worked. The phone was ...
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Google search bar widget closes keyboard after typing one letter

Using s21, most recent update 01/04/2022. This has been happening for a while. When I use the Google search bar widget (not the chrome app), the first time I type something into the search bar, it'll ...
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How to stop Google search bar widget from opening all sites in Chrome?

Using an s21, most recent software update 01/04/2022. My Google search bar widget opens anything I click into Chrome instead of in the app, but it didn't do that before and this is a recent change. I ...
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How to remove Google Smart Lock saved passwords in Instagram?

How do I remove these accounts and saved passwords from Google Smart Lock in Instagram? I have tried all different methods to remove it but no use. I have deleted all of my Chrome passwords, Google ...
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Google Discover says "Something went wrong" - How to fix?

I'm on a OnePlus 9 Pro using Android 11 and version 12.47.14.23 of the Google App. I really enjoyed the Google Discover tab and would use it many times a day on the phone. A few days ago, it simply ...
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Google "My Business" App cannot verify Chrome camera access

I am using Samsung Galaxy S10 (SM-G9730) with Android 11. I am trying to "verify" a Business with the "Google My Business" app. It asks to take a video of something. Then it ...
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How to add special permission to application?

I removed too much system apps last time and I reinstalled Google Play Services (GmsService) from .apk file from backup. However, its component com.google.android.gms.persistent needs permission ...
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Google Play Games on BlueStacks using Google Workspace or regular account with Family Link

Has anybody been able to log in to Google Play Games on BlueStacks using Google Workspace or regular account with Family Link? So far I have been able to register a BlueStacks phone, so that is is ...
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During purchase money is deducted but the payment status is shown as cancelled-Tinder gold [duplicate]

If during purchase money is deducted but the payment status is shown as cancelled will the deducted amount be refunded automatically?It happened with me while purchasing Tinder gold and after my money ...
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How can I run Google Pixel without a physical screen attached?

I'm attempting to run a google pixel 3 without the physical screen. The phone will be used in remote management, so I have a remote management utility installed on the device as well. Everything works ...
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How do I eliminate the left-swipe Google Snapshot page from my home screen? (S21 Ultra)

Recently got a Samsung S21 Ultra. When I swipe left from the home screen I get Google Assistant "Snapshot", which I have no use for. So I disabled Google Assistant via Google app > ...
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Limit Google search result pages to those containing a specific string

Before Google started the Google Plus social media service, I could use +"a string" to ensure all result pages contain "a string" of my choosing, and I could use - to ensure it ...
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Android device is stuck on "signing in" page

I had my tablet repaired yesterday (new LCD) - unfortunately the tablet had been sitting broken for a long time. When I got it back, I done a factory reset so that I could start fresh. The factory ...
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Is it possible to see location history for my devices? Or is location history only specific to a google account?

Is it possible to see location history for my devices? Or is location history only specific to a google account? So for example.. If I go to https://myaccount.google.com/find-your-phone The most info ...
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Send google calendar invites (google calendar android app) to outlook?

I am trying to send myself a google calendar invite from my android phone to outlook but no success. When I do this over a web browser, it asks me to send an invitation to my guests and works just ...
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Android in-built backup to Google Drive: Can I retrieve some of the data, like SMS, myself?

Seems like it saves the data such as SMS/MMS on my Google Drive and encrypts the data with "the phone's screen lock". I guess one can the in-built feature to restore the whole data to the ...
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How can I configure the Google Stack application so that it only backs up when connected to a Wi-Fi network?

I don't see the option in the settings menu of the Google Stack Android application: It has uploaded over 10 GB of content today via my 4G network and doesn't seem to stop. I use Android 10 with ...
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android 10 encryption google frp

hello i have android 10 phone i did , Factory Reset, but I did not delete my Google account after or before the factory reset and i sold the phone, does this decrypt the deleted data or not, because i ...
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Google Home problem details

I'm having an issue with connecting my new soundbar (Polk Audio MagniFi MAX SR) with Google Home, the device is detected but it cannot be connected. I'm getting generic error message: "Cannot ...
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Does the Android SDK Emulator mount the filesystems on the host or emulate the mounting?

Does the Android Studio Emulator mount filesystems (like system.img and userdata-qemu.img) or emulate the mounting by making an illusion because I can't find them (the mounted filesystems) on the host ...
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How can I paste the clipboard content from the Chrome remote desktop desktop (CRD) client to the computer running the CRD server that I connected to?

I use the Chrome remote desktop Android application. How can I paste the clipboard content from the Android Chrome remote desktop client to the computer running the Chrome remote desktop server that I ...
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How to change my "channels & interests" on an Android phone?

I have an Android phone and get some news based on my "channels & interests" when I swipe from the main Home Screen to the left. How can I add a new topic to these "channels & ...
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How to make it open in browser to click a YouTube video in the result of the Google search app?

If I remember correctly, clicking a YouTube video in the search result of the Google search app used to open YouTube in my default browser. For some reason, it now opens the Play Store link for ...
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Sign-in to Google account does nothing

I cannot add Google account to my Galaxy A5. I input email and password correctly, agree terms. Then the circle spins and nothing happens, account is not added. I cannot sign in to any Google stuff ...
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Any way to access Google Drive Backup?

I recently lost my phone and bought a new one. unfortunately I've bought one of those new Huawei phones that come without GMS. Now i still want to restore my google drive backup of my lost phone. I ...
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How is Google Play services still running after disabling?

A while ago I disabled Google Play services, Google Play Store and lots of other Google apps in my phone. Below is a screenshot. One can see that Google Play services is still having cached ...
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What is com.android.settings, com.android.launcher3, and com.mediatek.batterywarning used for?

I keep seeing com.android.settings, com.android.launcher3, and com.mediatek.batterywarning show up in my Google history but I have no clue what it is. Is this a way to open hidden apps on Android ...
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Why does Google Chrome keep freezing on certain websites?

In 2021 June update, the devs have introduced a bug which let chrome glitch on certain websites like Quora, there are also some update issues in Google Chrome. Does anyone know about this, or how to ...
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How does Google know whenever I made a login in Android?

Now a time, whenever you make a login or anything using a username or password, Google prompts you to save the password in your primary account. Unlike earlier, when it was limited to browsers only, ...
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Nothing happen when 'Tap yes' in Google 2-step Verification

Phone is Sugar C13. The phone is running Android 8.1.0. When I sign in Chrome on PC, I get the "notification" of "Is it you trying to sign in?", and the two step verification pops ...
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How do I stop the Google app from automatically updating?

On my Samsung Galaxy A10E, Android 10 the Google app will update, taking up 300 Mb of unnecessary data, despite these things I tried: Disabling the app (It re-enables itself after updating) Disabling ...
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Has the floating calendar icon feature and "Aa" button been removed from Google Sheets on Android?

I found a screenshot of the buttons I am trying to describe on this other post. Thanks. But the actual feature is no longer appearing on my app. I recently updated it (8 Jun 2021) so I'm worried that ...
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Recurring crash from Google app with error message "EXCLUSIVE background task UPDATE_HOTWORD_MODELS crashed"

My mom's Xiaomi phone started displaying the error message: The Google application has suffered an error again. Please send a report to Xiaomi. The code under the "see more" button is ...
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Google account won't login on HTC Wildfire S A510e

I have the correct username and password, and I even tried changing the password on my PC, but the same thing happens: I get an error message saying "You entered the wrong password or your ...
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Galaxy A52. Dreaded "cannot connect to google servers, try again later" after reset

Morning all I know this question has been asked before, but all replies point towards removing a specific app. My issue is different. I've just had screen replaced on my A52, got the phone home and ...
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Removing Google Lens

So, Google had its option "Search with Google" till very recently (aka a few mins ago). "Search with Google Lens." Seriously? First of all, the button doesn't even do anything ...
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How to let my profile picture view by anyone

I have added one picture as my google contact profile picture. But when other people call me, the picture is no show in their contact list and when we talking. Is there any way to show my profile ...
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How google home app works?

I am developing a new iot project to monitor air quality in the environment. the device, ESP8266, needs a wi-fi connection, which we usually put fixed in the code that the microcontroller will run, ...
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Android 11 Wifi no internet, even though there is internet

Edit: after getting the hint to try creating a new SSID on my WiFi router, I now resolved the problem by just connecting to the same router but with a separate SSID. I still have no idea what the ...
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How google check the apps submitted for publication in playstore? [duplicate]

I knew playstore authority ( None other than google) take some time to analyze the app and then gives permission.Am I right? What do they do to analyze the app? and how they check all assets( image ...
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Why does Sound Search Widget Keep Disappearing?

Ever since I got the phone and continuing to this day, if I reboot the phone the Google Sound Search widget disappears from my home screen. I reinstall it from the widgets menu, and it's all good--...
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Background ble scan in one plus

We are trying to build an app which scan nearby Bluetooth devices and shows on the UI, we also have event listener which detects whenever location or bluetooth state is changed and accordingly we ...
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