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How to make incoming text messages remind me every 2 minutes?

Most notifications I get from my Android are not urgent. But Text messages (SMS) probably are. I would like my phone to not stop notifying me about Text messages until I finally acknowledge it. How ...
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Android 12: block/unblock mic access

Rooted Pixel 4a, stock Android 12 Looking for any command/way to block /unblock mic access. Any method except toggling quick settings tile / tapping "unblock" Why On earlier Android versions,...
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What's the easiest way to scroll a pdf when a selfie stick button is pressed?l

I want to be able to scroll a pdf in Adobe Acrobat (or scroll any document with any app open) when I press a button on a selfie stick(I read with a selfie stick for comfort). I have the skills to ...
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Update to Magisk 24.1. Support for XPosed modules / Changes

I am on Pixel 4a running stock Android 12. I was on Magisk 23.x with Lsposed (as Riru is anyway deprecated). I had no need of updating to the latest 24.1, since everything was fine and I didn't keep ...
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Can I attach my Pixel 4a (5G) on Android 12 to an external screen (Lenovo Q27q-1L)?

I want to attach my Google Pixel 4a (5G) on Android to an external screen (Lenovo Q27q-1L). I tried without success using USB-C-to-HDMI and USB-C-to-DisplayPort cables. Is it possible?
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Connecting to OpenVPN running on OpenWrt from Android

OpenVPN 2.5.3 aarch64-openwrt-linux-gnu [SSL (OpenSSL)] [LZO] [LZ4] [EPOLL] [MH/PKTINFO] [AEAD] library versions: OpenSSL 1.1.1l 24 Aug 2021, LZO 2.10 I installed OpenVPN on the latest OpenWrt 21.02....
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Pixel 4A ArcaneOS removal/Sideload USB debugging/ unlock bootloader

So I've swapped my Redmi for a used Pixel 4A which has this ArcaneOS installed. The issue is that there is no build number in about phone section so I can't really flash anything. My question is if I ...
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Booting pixel4a from source stuck on google boot screen

Building Pixel 4a kernel Asked this same question and then closed the topic without actually answering it. When building and flashing pixel3a, following instructions on https://source.android.com/...
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Android 12 unknown system status bar symbol:Pixel 4a

I updated my Pixel 4a to Android 12 a few days ago. Today, all of a sudden, I saw this screen like symbol on the right side of status bar, which wasn't present after updating. It is not app related ...
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How to install Xposed framework on Android 12? What about safety net?

Further to these questions: What are the alternatives for Xposed framework on Pie? Preferably without triggering Safety Net? How to install EdXposed on Android 10 without triggering safety net How to ...
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How to hide the new gesture pill / navigation bar on my pixel 4a running android 11?

I m trying to hide the pill bar to get more screen real estate but I can't figure out how to do it. The bar is highlighted in red.
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How can I copy entire chain of text messages (not just a single one) with the stock Android messages app?

How can I copy or export an entire chain of text messages (not just a single one) with the stock Android messages app? I know I can screen shot stuff, but the date for older messages is missing. I ...
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Deleting contacts from both the Google Account and Android device

I was trying to remove all the useless contacts from my Google Account, hoping that they will be permanently deleted. I disabled Sync option in my Smart phone prior to that. But, the contacts keep ...
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Building Pixel 4a kernel [closed]

I'm trying to build my custom sunfish kernel on pixel 4a, note that the system is unlocked and rooted via "Magisk", After building success (for test I didn't change anything on kernel source)...
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Conditions for triggering "pin required for additional security“

As in title, what are the conditions? (fingerprint isn't enough to unlock the device, one needs to enter PIN. I am not talking about the requirement after a re-boot) I can't seem to discern a pattern, ...
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Can I block phone numbers based on the area code, preferably without an app?

I have a Pixel 4a, on Android 11. Can I block phone numbers based on an area code? Preferably without an app, but happy to use an app if it's necessary.
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How to prevent display to turn on when tapping:Pixel 4a

When I turn off the display of my Pixel 4A using the power button and tap the screen, the screen turns back on. It's locked and I have to slide the screen to unlock it. Still, from time to time the ...
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How can I enable National Weather Service alerts on my phone (Pixel 4a)?

I'm on a Pixel 4a with AT&T right now, and most emergency alerts come through as they should with that loud beeping sound (e.g. amber alerts, the recent FEMA test) but weather alerts do not and ...
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Volume automatically increasing to max on pixel 4a

The volume on my pixel 4a is always set to max. I can lower the volume with the other button but it will automatically go back up to max after a few seconds. I can still manually increase volume but ...
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Minimum requirements for TWRP

I am trying to figure out why some devices like mine (Pixel 4a, Android 11 ) don't have a TWRP. It seems to be a fairly popular device, so I am presuming lack of developer support isn't a reason. Some ...
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Pixel 4a : adb detects device but fastboot command doesn't work

This is a self answered question that is different and may save hours of frustration to somebody Related questions but none that helped ADB detects my device but fastboot doesn't Yureka fastboot ...
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Hand shields bluetooth antenna in Google Pixel 4a 5G?

Is it a reported issue with the Google Pixel 4a 5G, that the bluetooth connection of the device is disturbed when having it in your hand? My headphones work flawless if the pixel sits on my desk, but ...
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Get homescreen icons back to normal size

My dad's phone (google pixel 4a, latest android version) seems to have changed the size of the icons on the home screen while in his pocket. Is it somehow possible to get this back to normal? We have ...
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Magisk manager doesn't show any modules

Android 11, Pixel 4a I did something obviously stupid (and worse, don't remember what) and ended up in a situation that Magisk manager wouldn't respond, in the sense it wouldn't show any modules. I ...
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Updating Pixel after many months. Will I get all the missing monthly security patches?

Not a duplicate of this Are security patches only applied to the latest Android version? I have a Pixel 4a, Android 11, running November security update. For various reasons, I do not wish to apply ...
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How do you root a device with Magisk when it doesn't have a custom recovery

This is a self answered question to address the subject of title. With a recovery in place, rooting with Magisk is straightforward,it gets a tad difficult when you don't have a recovery.This was ...
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How to install EdXposed on Android 11? What about safety net?

Further to these questions: What are the alternatives for Xposed framework on Pie? Preferably without triggering Safety Net? How to install EdXposed on Android 10 without triggering safety net How ...
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