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Trackpad in landscape

Did anyone by any chance figure out how to make a hardware bluetooth trackpad work properly in landscape mode? It seems that the system does not change the axis logic for trackpad coordinates when ...
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Testing on real device and battery full charged all the time

I'm debugging on real device connected by USB to my PC and the battery usage indicator is always at 100%. I'm afraid this could damage my phone. Should I be concerned? Is it bad or wrong?. Is there ...
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Are RAM and storage physically located on smartphone's SoC or not?

I started to learn about Android-based devices' hardware and already have learned about SoC, which includes CPU, GPU, connectivity modules, etc in one chip. I have found an example of SoC structure (...
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Using a phone to give internet access to an already established network

I am currently planning a project I wish to undertake in the next few months, a power bank / portable file server / wifi router. I want to be able to give internet access to devices connected to the ...
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nvidia shield tablet is not booting

I have still this brand new nvidia shield tablet which I got after recall. The thing is, after I've got it and whole reinstall, I haven't used it for several months. When I was about to use it a few ...
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Encryption failed after turning my android phone on

when i turn on my phone it shows "Encryption failed" and "Unable to start up your device. the encryption process was interrupted. you need to reset your device to factory default setting. this will ...
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OS-independent app loading problem

My phone has an odd problem, and I don't know where to start in diagnosing it. Several apps started having problems opening, taking a very long time (sometimes several minutes) to open; sometimes they ...
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OrangePi 3G-IOT GSM Function Not Working

I just built a small device using the MediaTek 6572 Controller on the Orange Pi 3G-IOT Controller Running Android 4.4 The Device boots up just fine and even shows good Signal Strength when GSM SIM ...
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After replacing the battery and the power circuit, the screen is black

I have recently replaced the battery in my Huawei Nova CAN-L01, along with the power circuit (the USB dock etc.). The replacement wasn’t really hard but I have a major problem now. I have tried to ...
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ST21i Removed boot flag

I was trying to boot from the sdcard, as I thought it was a boot order issue, I disabled the boot flag on the boot partition. Now my phone will not turn on, or enter bootloader. I have found various ...
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Repairing a suddenly dead Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2

Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (1, 2) bought used for diversity of Android tests during app development. Died suddenly a year later. Would still like to keep it running. It now has no sign of life when ...
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Android Phone won't accept my change of screen lock pin code (Encrypted phone & added NordVPN)

I am not locked out of my phone - it just doesn't accept my attempts to change the Pin #. I have Encrypted the phone and added NordVPN not sure if this is causing the issue. i think some has gotten ...
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Can I expect hardware components among devices of an individual model of Android to be the same across all devices of that model?

Can I expect specific hardware components of a device (camera, mic, ssd, etc...) to be the same among all devices sharing a model number (Galaxy Tab 2, Pixel 3, Nexus 6P) ? Is this something that is ...
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own phone number not displaying in contacts (S4 )

I recently got a new samsung galaxy S4 (handed down from my dad who has 3, this is the last one after the last two broke from things out of control over a few years) and mid getting everything back up ...
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Reading phone partition and writing to SD Card

Guys i really need HELP Mine Docomo S7 from Japan aka SC-02H is bricked, so No Download - No Recovery - Not Turning ON I found another SC-02H working one from mine friend - I Read somewhere that i ...
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Stock OnePlus 3 randomly rebooting multiple times per day

It might have been since the update to Oreo or just coincidence but my phone started rebooting by itself. Also noticed when it reboots after doing the usual booting animation which takes much longer ...
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How to get data off a completely dead Android phone?

Phone worked perfectly. Then one day completely dead, nothing at all. It may have been that "one day" was after some time of laying around, cannot recall. Model: Android AT&T Samsung Galaxy S3 (...
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Redmi Note 7 factory reset via PC

I was just trying to flash Lineage OS on my new Redmi Note 7, since MIUI kinda sucks, and it didn't really seem to work. So after a few tries and restarts, my phone started requesting the password for ...
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want to use my phone as a public proxy

I have a rooted Samsung Galaxy S5 running Android 6.0.1. I want to use the phones mobile data as a proxy for my VPS. Obviously they are not in the same network so the proxy needs to be public for my ...
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Why Don't USB 3 Y-cables Work for Charging

I use a Samsung Galaxy S5 in a robot. Keeping robot and phone batteries charged is a constant issue. So I've acquired a bunch of different Micro USB3 to USB A Y-Cables (splitting power and data) in ...
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Android 9.0 phone dialer app keeps stopping

Ok, so this is a VERY odd issue that's cropped up in the last week or two. My phone dialer locks up and I get a "Phone keeps stopping" alert, but only in one very odd (but common) circumstance. If I "...
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car bluetooth call volume

I use my car's Bluetooth to answer phone calls. While I was all happy with this option, I had to update my Moto G6 from Oreo (v8) to Pie (v9). Soon after the update, I had to root the phone for the ...
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Leaving phone plugged in all the time?

I have a spare OnePlus One that I use for home automation stuff (RM Plugin, Tasker, etc.) I leave it plugged in all the time. Sometimes the phone does get quite hot. Just today, wanting to do more ...
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Where is the ^ symbol on an adroid keyboard?

I just got a LG THinq 8 and the company I work for out a ^ symbol is my email password. I can't seem to fin this key on an adroid keyboard
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Corrupt and locked Pixel 2 bootloader

I recently came in the possession of a Pixel 2 that will not boot and instead displays the following error (see the image below for more details): ERROR: Slot Unbootable: Load Error The friend that ...
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200% cpu usage by unknown process “acsd”

I have a redmi note 6 pro, and have been noticing a cpu drain after installing custom roms. This issue persisted from Resurrection Remix to crdroid, and eventually I found the culprit through adb ...
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How to prevent Huawei Y9 from unistalling apps

In Huawei y9 phone, it's so easy to unistall apps even i used GO OFFLINE App and KEEP ME OUT but when restarting the phone, the unistallation became easy. How can i solve that problem by preventing ...
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Redmi 3 stuck on bootloop with no recovery mode access

I have a Redmi 3 MIUI7 that I recently flashed with MIUI9 using TWRP. Right after flashing, I tried to boot it but it stuck on a bootloop. Since I haven't booted into the ROM and can't do so because ...
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Mobile Hotspot Security On Older Phones

I want to use my Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus as a mobile hotspot, for my laptop. I have installed a custom rom on the phone -- Official Lineage OS 14.1. There are no security updates for this OS. Does ...
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Different backup dates on 2 phones with the same number and Googledrive

I have two phones: A Samsung S8 which developed an issue with Android Pie but I took a backup to GoogleDrive before on 28 March 2019, and a reserve phone Samsung J5 with a GoogleDrive backup date of ...
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How to solve USB debugging error when connecting my mobile with my laptop? [closed]

When I connect my mobile phone to my laptop, it is not recognised by Android Studio
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What carrier board is this rk2918 system on module compatible with? (To run Android)

Description of carrier board: Model or Part Number - UPC1012B-MAIN-V0.2, Age - Manufactured on 12/20/2011, Storage - 8gb It had no video output (except for a proprietary ribbon cable conector), 3 usb ...
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Huawei Phone Ram replacement, flash rom?

My friend's phone died with no signs of life, the repairs shop diagnosed it to have it's ram chip failed and they say that all the data will be lost after repair. Does it need to have its ROM ...
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Phone memory usage and reporting

My android v8.2 phone seems to have the wrong image on it. The phone reports 6gb ram and 64gb rom. The image installed seems to be for 2gb ram and 6gb rom leaving me 56gb rom space. how can I add this ...
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How do I send video, but not audio, to an external monitor through an HDMI adapter?

I have an Essential Phone running stock Android 9 Pie. It has a USB-C connection, and I have a USB-C to HDMI adapter that I use to send video and audio to an external HDMI monitor. Unfortunately, the ...
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Weird behavior of broken screen

My phone (OnePlus 6) fell just this morning right onto its screen, but at first I thought it's going to be fine, since I am a paranoid and got a bumper case and a screen protector for said phone. At ...
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Is it possible to control refresh rate/frequency of Android phones camera

I recorded a video of my TV screen using my android phone's camera but I was unable to stop the flickering TV screen. I tried different modes and effects in the camera app. On searching for the ...
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microSD card performance issue

I have some microSD cards and I noticed a weird behaviour: larger microSDs give lower results! For example, using them on my Note 8, I get these results: Code: 64GB -> R: 70MBs W: 35MBs 128GB -&...
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Fingerprint sensor on Samsung Galaxy Wide 2

My phone, Galaxy Wide 2 (SM-J727S) is a device made for students in South Korea, and it blocks internet, wifi, mobile data, and stuff like that (maybe an irrelevant information, but anyway). This "...
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Lost my Encrypted mobile phone

So, Yesterday I lost my Samsung A6+. The guy/girl who picked must have already shut it down. It is encrypted and it had a locking pattern each time I needed to use it. If the guy does a factory ...
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Can I connect my XLR mic to my mobile via an XLR -> USB cable via OTG?

I have an XLR mic. I want to connect it to my mobile phone. But even after using all kinds of solutions / cables / connectors my mobile's audio (TRRS) socket is not detecting the mic. I was thinking ...
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Nexcom VTC 6200 installing Android 4.2 or higher

I've got a Nexcom VTC 6200-NI-DK box wich is a bit obsolete but nevertheless I'd like to install Android on it. As far as I understand its spec is far from being top notch: CPU - Intel Atom D510 Dual ...
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Is PWM on OLED screens a problem? [closed]

I have recently been looking for a new phone and found out that most new phones use OLED screens, while i only ever had devices with LCD displays. I checked out a review of the OP6 on notebookcheck, ...
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How to test SD card for suspected fault, or validate correct performance, within Android?

I have a Samsung S7 running LineageOS 14.1 (=Nougat 7.1). Since purchase I've used it with a 60GB Samsung SD card. I know that fake SD cards are out there, so on this one I bought direct from Amazon ...
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Is it possible to use the Android Hardware without using android APIs?

I've always liked cheap smartphones ($ 50) because with little money I can have a powerful system with lots of sensors and things like that. So I wondered if it was possible to use the hardware ...
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My LG X Charge phone dropped in water, and I had some trouble after fishing it out! Help?

OK, so I accidentally dropped my LG X Charge (Android) smartphone in water, & I fished it out, but I had some trouble & fumbling & rigamarole to go through afterwards: I had trouble ...
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Home button, Notification Bar, and Recent Tabs not working

I have an Asus Zenfone 4 Max with Android 7.1.1 OS and the home button doesn't seem to be reacting with the software (probably ZenUI Launcher) because it doesn't work or go back to the home screen but ...
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Touch screen only works when charging

My Xiaomi Redmi 3s's old screen was broken so I imported a new LCD+Touch-screen with frame from china. After fixing the new LCD, the touch screen(LCD is working perfectly) is not working but the ...
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Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom broken power/volume key - How to boot

I got big problem with my phone (ASUS Zenfone 3 Zoom) I broke the plug that connect the power/ volume cable so I am not able either turn on the phone or turn to safe mode. Also the USB debugging ...
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Android phone lost, Data wipe after password change

Here's an urgent situation regarding phone robbery: My android phone (note 8) gets robbed and as far as i know it has not lost its way to some general person. It was robbed by force, so people ...