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Customize clock + weather indicator in the lock screen

I have a Google Pixel 3 (Android 10). Is there a way to customize or remove the clock + weather indicator in the lock screen? I have searched quite a bit but could not find any way to do so.
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fastboot flashing error: "Partition should be flashed in fastbootd"

I am new to Android development and trying to flash a custom ROM to my Pixel 3a. It was built through the Android Open Source Project. But I am facing the following error. user@user-Predator-PH315-52:~...
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How to write IMEI programmatically on Pixel XL

I have an unlocked Pixel XL device purchased recently. I'd want to test changing IMEI of the device. My final purpose is to randomize IMEI dynamically from a user space application. Before this, I ...
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Need help unbricking my Google Pixel (sailfish)

I was trying to downgrade my phone from android 10 to android 7.1 (stock firmware). I have done this before and it always worked, except this time the flash-all.bat tool stopped while extracting the ...
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Can I remove the default clock without rooting my phone?

I have a modern Pixel Android phone on the most up to date version of Android. I'd like to not show the time on the homescreen and the topbar. I've seen many solutions that include rooting the phone....
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Is there a way I can disable part of my display that has a green line?

I have a Pixel 3, and I picked up my phone after momentarily charging it on a wireless pad (for about 30 minutes) this morning, as I usually do, and now it has a green line near the right edge of the ...
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Phone not listed when using 'adb devices' command on mac

My Google Pixel 2 is stuck in a boot loop and after searching for ways to fix this online I found that applying a Rescue OTA to the device has solved a few people's issues. Initially I downloaded ...
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How to turn on Wi-Fi Calling in Google Pixel 1 (not XL)?

As a preliminary question to Wi-Fi Calling feature on Pixel - How do I tell if it is using it?, how and where does one enable it in the first place? Should it appear in the phone app's settings or in ...
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Recover files from android that wont turn on

I have an og Pixel XL, a couple years ago it died on me and went into a boot loop where it shows the white screen with a Google logo and then it shuts off and turns black, and it repeats. It will ...
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How do I copy damaged data partition from locked Google Pixel

I have a Google Pixel (sailfilsh) device that complains about damaged data partition upon boot. It only offers to reboot (the same thing happens again) or to wipe the data. I have not previously ...
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Disable Contacts sync does not work

I have found that with my Pixel 4XL (or maybe it's Android 10) disabling Contacts syncing NO LONGER WORKS! With my older Pixel 2 it did work, and I would manually trigger a Contacts or Calendar sync ...
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Apps Not Downloading/Updating After Factory Reset

I have a problem with my Pixel 3. I was having an issue with Google Play not updating any of my apps over the past couple days. After trying several things, including: Clearing Cache and Data Force ...
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My Pixel 1 XL keeps asking to sign in to my WiFi router

My phone keeps asking me to sign into my WiFi router. Almost every morning, same goes for my wife's Pixel 1 XL. Is this a phone issue or router issue? Forgetting the network doesn't help.
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A cat randomly appears and disapears from the Google Search bar. What is this?

It looks like the Cheshire cat but I was unable to find anything on the internet about it. This is a Pixel 2 phone with stock android.
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An Pixel XL phone shutdown by itself

My Pixel XL phone rencently always turns off by itself. Most times it turned off just after starting up, a few times it worked longer and everything looks fine. when it happend, a "phone is shuting ...
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Cannot connect to xfinitywifi on Google Pixel 3a

I just bought a Google Pixel 3a phone, I cannot connect to xfinitywifi. I have no problem with many other Wi-Fi. What happened is like this: When I tap xfinitywifi at the Wi-Fi list, I can see that ...
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How do I disable the app switcher on Pixel 3?

I'd like to disable fast app switching on pixel 3. My device is not rooted and I use nova launched. I've looked through the settings and I've looked at the gestures folder and the nova launcher ...
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Can I edit the hosts file on my android without root access? [duplicate]

I'd like to block access to websites on my Pixel 3 android device. The parental settings leave much to be desired and apps like BlockSite don't work across all browsers. (In this case - it doesn't ...
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Pixel 3A Android 10 Assistant auto comes on and stops gesture, unable to reset connected devices [duplicate]

I have a brand new Pixel 3A with the recently updated Android 10 update. Google Assistant has been activated while in my laptop bag. I'm assuming this is because of the incessant urgings that Google ...
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Google Pixel Bootloader unlock

I have a pixel phone struck in boot loop (just show google logo and restarts)! I didnt enable oem unlock and usb debugging ! I want to unlock the phone to reflash the phone! My Recovery also dont ...
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start app automatically at reboot

I have an old-ish Google Pixel (gen1) phone that must have a hardware issue, and crashes/reboots every once in a while (every hour or so). It's unusable as a proper phone but I thought I could reuse ...
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How to remove someone else's Google account from the Pixel 3a?

So my friend has his partner's Google Pixel 3a with him. She did factory reset and gave it to him before leaving for a semester abroad. She forgot to remove her Google account before performing the ...
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Disabling "Ok Google" detection on Google Pixel 3a

I wanted to start using Pixel 3a (my old Nexus 5X is outdated) but I wasn't able to disable "Ok Google". I disabled all that was possible and recommended by a few how-tos but not successful. Did I ...
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Google just EOLed the original Pixel. How long until it's a brick?

Google has declared EOL for the original Pixel. I got my Pixel for a Google Fi account I use just for travelling, and I'm not really interested in replacing it. Realistically, how much longer can I ...
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Re-run Pixel 4 Setup [duplicate]

My girlfriend just purchased a Pixel 4 from Verizon. Apparently, the Verizon representative rushed through the initial setup flow, and my girlfriend didn't get a chance to configure her phone the way ...
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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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Unbrick pixel device

I accidentally flashed a Qualcomm rom to a Pixel device. After which, neither does my device not boot and nor does power button work. It is most likely hard brick😭. Running lsusb shows: "Qualcomm, ...
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Prevent dark mode from activating during battery saver

I just updated my OG Pixel 1 to Android 10. I normally use light mode (not dark mode), but my phone just hit the threshold to turn on battery saver mode, and now it has forced my phone into dark mode. ...
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Is it possible to backup without root?

I tried restoring a TWRP backup of my Pixel 3 and it ended up putting my phone into a bootloop. I downloaded the latest factory image and reflashed (not knowing the latest version bootloops when ...
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Settings crashes when I try to set a screen lock

I have a Google Pixel. The bootloader is unlocked, but the system software remains unmodified. A few days ago, I booted into TWRP (flashboot boot twrp.img) to access the data partition. The ...
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Turn off the prompt asking "You usually dismiss these notifications. Keep showing them?"

I often dismiss notifications from my home screen by swiping them. For example, I collaborate through google docs a lot, and get updates on when a document has changed. I like knowing when this ...
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What is the small hole on the top of the pixel 3a?

Many reviews note the pixel 3a has a headphone jack on top. Yes, I like it, too. But I can't find anywhere that describes the other little hole, the one on the right in this picture. What is it?
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USB Audio interface with Google Pixel 3a

I just migrated to a Google Pixel 3a coming from an old iPhone and I realized that I can't use my USB external audio interface for recording videos with my new phone. I used my Zoom UR-24 without ...
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File recovery on bootloader unlocked Pixel without flashing

I have a first generation Google Pixel the bootloader of which is unlocked and is running stock Pie. I need to recover deleted files on it because a move operation got effed up by ES File Explorer ...
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Does the Pixel 3 need an active or passive USB C to 3.5mm Adapter?

Does the Google Pixel 3 Phone require an active or passive USB C to 3.5mm jack adapter?
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why does my pixel 3 still have the old gmail app?

Recently I got a pixel 3. A very nice phone and it is nice to know you are always among the firsts to receive a new version of android and the google apps. So I am confused why the gmail app still ...
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Google Pixel XL Messages app missing camera interface

I reset my Google Pixel XL and temporally set it up as new device, meaning I did't restore any of the settings from before reset, therefore it is safe to assume I used all default settings. During ...
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Android Pie only showing two folders to Android File Transfer

I have a Pixel which is running Android 9 and I have a computer running El Capitan with Android File Transfer. Under "Use USB for…", I have "PTP" selected. Android File Transfer only shows the folders ...
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"No calendars have been synchronized with this device."

I'm running Android 9 and I'm trying to add an event in Calendar. Upon clicking the circular button with a plus sign, a message saying No calendars have been synchronized with this device.. I don't ...
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What is the partition layout of the Google Pixel?

I have searched for a listing of the partitions on the first Google Pixel. What are they?
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Possible to charge device with Google Pixel phone through USB-C?

Is it possible to charge an external device using Google Pixel smartphone as a battery? In other words, can I change the charging direction (reverse charge) so I can charge e.g. a laptop using my ...
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I connected my Google Pixel to my PC using a USB A to USB C cable claiming to support data transfer, but it doesn't show up in Device Manager

I'm running Windows 10 and Android 9. I can't see the phone in Windows, so I can't transfer files or install apps I'm developing; I'm quite disappointed!
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Android 9 issues with Pixel

My Pixel phone is upgraded to Android 9. I am having two different issues. Voice to Text is not working Callers cannot hear me on voice calls (callers can hear me on Bluetooth devices) Anyone else ...
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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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Certain apps not showing up in app list after upgrade to Pie

I have a pixel 1 and I upgraded to Android Pie yesterday. Now I have started to notice missing apps in the app list. They are still installed and appear in widget form on the main screen but do 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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Make google searches and "Ok, google" open in broswer, not Google "App"

Is it possible to change my settings so that the results to me asking a question through "Ok, google" or typing on the search bar in my home screen, open in my default browser instead of the Google "...
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How to remove the Google search bar?

How can I remove the Google search bar from the main screen? It's taking up screen space and I'm not using it. I have a Pixel running 8.1.0. I found ways to remove it from other models and versions, ...
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DeadSystemException causing Google Pixel power cycling?

I am getting this error when my phone is power cycling randomly without my control. See below for previous error logs. 06-09 11:47:24.470 1379-1379/? E/AndroidRuntime: FATAL EXCEPTION: main ...
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Always alert on a specific app's notifications?

My problem: I want to purchase event tickets that go on sale at a time not predisclosed. They're announced via Twitter and effectively sold out within 60-90 seconds. I only follow the handle that ...
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