Questions tagged [google-pixel-2]

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I have added many photos from Camera to Album X for sorting. Is there any way to automatically add all remaining photos in Camera to Album Y?

Album X is supposed to be a "best of" album. However, I keep on noticing very good photos that I previously missed, and am adding them to Album X in an ad-hoc manor. It would be better to ...
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Adb push error: closed

I want to move the firmware to the phone’s memory in order to install it on the device via TWRP, since the computer does not have enough power to install the firmware in time, there is a problem with ...
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Recovering Phone Data after Hardware Failure

I have a Pixel 2 phone running Android which appears to have a hardware failure. The screen only shows a multi-color static and is non-responsive. Occasionally I briefly see my normal lock screen, but ...
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Google Pixel 2: Is it possible to verify that it cannot be OEM unlocked and why?

Background Apparently, I have bought yet another brand new phone that is absolutely useless and has a value of zero. It is a Google Pixel 2. I would like to OEM unlock it. This option is greyed out in ...
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Extremely inconsistent battery life without app usage

I'm using my Pixel 2 (non-XL) rather sporadically throughout the day, most of the time I just keep it in airplane mode with WiFi (and WiFi Call) enabled, except 1-2 hours outside, plus 30-60 minutes ...
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How can I configure Do Not Disturb so calls don't interrupt a Teams meeting?

When I'm connected to a Bluetooth headset, it seems Do Not Disturb is meaningless. I turn it on (sometimes allowing Starred Contacts to interrupt, sometimes none) and put on my earbuds to work, ...
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Why do my calls hang up?

Several times a week, the call suddenly ends and says "called ended." That's it. That's all the information my Pixel 2 gives me. "Call ended." Is it a cell network issue? Did the ...
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Can I connect a Pixel 2 XL to a monitor with USB-C input?

I have a Pixel 2 XL and am looking for an external monitor. If I buy a monitor that has a USB-C input and I connect the phone using a USB-C to USB-C cable, will the screen be displayed to the external ...
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Recovering bricked Pixel 2 with drained battery

Bit of a weird setup but I have a Pixel 2 phone with offline charging disabled. Today I wanted to restore the factory image so I booted the phone into TWRP, wiped all the partitions. I then got ...
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Can default alarms be accessed as audio files?

For a Pixel 2 with Android 11, are the default alarms stored locally as audio files? If yes, can the files be accessed through a file browser?
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My Google Pixel 2's touch screen suddenly quit working--how can I fix it?

My Google Pixel 2's touch screen suddenly stopped working. The screen itself works fine and shows everything perfectly, but the touch sensor is not working anywhere on the phone screen! It cannot ...
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How to copy data from Pixel 2 with a broken screen

I failed to connect to my Pixel 2 with a broken screen with adb from MacOS in the following way: $ cd Downloads/platform-tools/ $ ./adb kill-server $ ./adb start-server * daemon not running; starting ...
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Navigation bar no longer hides in some games since Android 11

Since updating to Android 11, I've noticed some games I used to play no longer hide the navigation bar as expected. Some apps, however, work as expected. One game in question I have is Carmageddon, ...
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google pixel 2 phone rear camera not working suddenly

i am using google-pixel 2 phone since 2017. phone not able to start camera app and app getting crashed when i tried to open rear camera . front camera is working fine .i contacted google support ...
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Unlocking Google Pixel 2 XL without losing data

I need to unlock my Google Pixel 2 XL without losing my data. I figured out the simple solution of doing a hard reset, but I can't lose all the important things on my phone because I need them for ...
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Change Gboard microphone input

[ So when I clicked the microphone button on my Gboard, Pixel 2, it used to come up as pictures 1&2. Now, this changed today, when I click the microphone, the keyboard goes away, and screenshot #...
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Root to set a battery limit and unroot again?

I dont have any practical experience with rooting my phone. There is one thing that's been bugging me for a very long time: I need to be able to set a charging limit on my Pixel 2 since I dont feel ...
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Is there a way to find the IMEI on a Pixel with a completely damaged screen?

A couple weeks ago my Pixel XL 2 (or Pixel XL, not sure) started to have black blotches all over the screen. They grow, enlarge and eventually engulf the entire screen. Now except for a sliver on the ...
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call/alert me when I receive an SMS from a VIP

I'm an Australian, and I've signed up to receive SMS alerts at different (unscheduled) times during the USA's day time, which is Australia's night time. I want to ensure I am alerted when I receive ...
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If Bluetooth Then Hotspot

I have a Pixel 2 and I just installed a Android head unit in my car. I am looking for an app or script that when I get into my car and my Pixel connects by bluetooth to my head unit it turns my ...
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Iam using android emulator but i can't access root, su is not working for root in adb shell

In this image i have given the screenshot of my command prompt,anyone know this please explain how access root in android emulator
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Android Pie on Pixel 2 keeps wanting to restart

I bought a Pixel 2 a few weeks ago and upgraded it to Android Pie, but about every three days it comes up with a notification asking me to restart (I forget the exact wording of the message). Have ...
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How to move navigation bar to the right in landscape mode?

I just got a Pixel 2, running Android 9. I've noticed that when I turn my phone landscape, the soft keys always go to the "bottom" of the phone, which is sometimes on the left of the screen. I'm used ...
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Forgot Pattern and now cannot Erase Remotely

So I ended up forgetting my pattern lock. (I'm sure I remembered it yet no luck. Maybe too many attempts and no info from google) I went to Android Device Manager and tried the lock function to set ...
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Pastel Colors in Phone/Dialer

I've got a Pixel 2 running Android 9 (Pie). The other day the colors for the contacts on the Phone/Dialer Favorites screen switched to what I can only describe as 'pastel'. They don't match the ...
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How to prevent merging phone's contacts and Gmail contacts on Pixel 2?

I've been using Android for 7+ years and now got a Google phone. There are several things I like but one thing which annoys me a lot is that all of my phone's contacts are now merged with Gmail ...
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How to stop uploading pictures on Google Photos on Pixel 2?

I've been using Android for 7+ years and now got a Google phone. There are several things I like but one I didn't is that any picture I take on my phone, it is uploaded to my Google Photos account. In ...
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`Wipe Cache` option missing in Google Pixel 2! (A/B device)

I am not finding the option Wipe Cache in the recovery mode of Google Pixel 2. can anyone tell how could i enable it if it is disabled by default and is it there in this device or not?
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What Google services do the Google Pixel phones require using?

What Google services do the Google Pixel phones require using? Or can they be used without using Google products? For example, do they require using a Google account? If so, do they require using ...
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How to manually set a roaming network (Pixel 2)

I am having trouble setting a specific roaming network on my Pixel 2. These are my options in the Mobile Network settings. Does anyone know how to set the roaming network here?
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Android Auto unusable

I have a Google Pixel 2 XL and a Sony XAV-AX100. More often than not, when I connect the phone to the car, Android Auto is unusable. Everything is sooooo slow, that I have to reboot the phone. I can ...
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Can I install an APK on a new Android device before the setup wizard runs?

We got a bunch of Google Pixel 2 (Android 8.1) devices for our employees. We want to install the Microsoft Intune Company Portal for Android app and a LOB application. To save time, we don't want to ...
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Pixel 2 Android Phone to Lenovo Windows 10 Bluetooth Won't Pair

My Pixel 2 Android phone WILL NOT pair via Bluetooth with my Lenovo ThinkPad Windows 10 laptop PC. I have tried everything including uninstalling antivirus/firewall software on both devices. Neither ...
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My Pixel 2 doesn't give me a notification when I attach it to a PC

I've had a new Pixel 2 XL for a few days now. Today when I plug it in to a PC the PC detects that it is present but doesn't show the list of files present on the device. When I did this a few days ...
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How can I change the Ethernet (IPv4) properties from my Android phone?

So my problem is: I am currently writing an Android application which has to get access on data sent via Ethernet connection. The app is going to replace a Windows tool which is able to receive data ...
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Cannot flash factory images to Google Pixel 2 XL

Device: Google Pixel 2 XL (taimen) Carrier: Unlocked (purchased from the Play store) Image: image-taimen-opm1.171019.011.zip Ultimately, I'm trying to root the phone by flashing a batched boot.img ...
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New pixel 2- turning on shows battery and then horizontal purple line

I just bought a new Pixel 2. I opened the box, turned it on, and it showed a white battery with the charge symbol, and then that disappeared, and 2 small colinear horizontal purple lines briefly flash ...
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Recovery partition on Pixel 2 'does not exist'

I'm trying to get TWRP on my new Pixel 2 so I can get stock android with Magisk for root. My issue is according to Fastboot (just re-downloaded) there is no recovery. When I hit tab recovery does come ...
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Is wired Ethernet via USB adapter possible on the Google Pixel 2 phone, and in that case how? (NOTE: NOT the Pixel 2 XL!)

Simple question: Did ANYONE get Ethernet connectivity via USB adapter to work on the Google Pixel 2 phone? (NOTE: NOT the Pixel 2 XL!) (and in that case, using which USB-to-Ethernet adapter?) It's ...
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Google Play Music can't see WMA files on Pixel 2

On my PC, I have a library of WMA files that I have ripped from CDs using iTunes. About 6 months ago I got Google's Pixel phone, and wanted to load a bunch of the music onto my phone. A quick ...
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How prevent Pixel 2 from sleeping while dictating?

I just dictated a long email message, but several times during the dictation, my Pixel 2 went into sleep mode, so I had to unlock it to continue dictating. Is there a setting I have to modify to keep ...
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Disable always on lock screen on the pixel 2

How can one disable always on lock screen on the pixel 2?
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