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For questions about the hardware of Android devices. Note that asking for finding or recommending hardware (phones, tablets, accessories, etc.) is off-topic.

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If some hardware is removed, can the phone be still started up and the apps that don't depend to it functional?

I need to make a custom fit of a heatsink to the CPU which overheats quickly, but there is some stuff in the way which are useless for the customisation. If I remove the components NFC and proximity ...
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What should I do if a brand new Android phone is overheating?

I brought 'Moto G24 Power' smartphone 2 days back. From day one it is overheating evening when I am doing basic tasks. I brought it from Flipkart online. There is no return, only repair from service ...
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How do I disable the Mobile Hotspot feature? Android 14

I am trying to disable hotspot on One plus nord (Lineage OS 21) Android 14 This is the original question but the hostapd file has been moved to /vendor/bin/hw Nord:/vendor/bin/hw # find /system /...
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Putting a SIM to another phone and placing it back again. Any side-effects?

If I have a phone A that I use and I get a new phone B and I take out the SIM card from A and insert it in B and try it out. When I put back the SIM to A will it be exactly as was before, or could ...
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How do I diagnose and fix "No Service" on Samsung A52S A528B

I woke up one morning to find my mobile (it's pretty beat-up and recently had a professional screen replacement) displaying "No Service". I'm now unable to use mobile internet, make calls or ...
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How to install fedora's phoneshell in old touchscreen tablets and old touchscreen phones [closed]

Explain step-by-step procedure on how to install the fedora's phoneshell in old touchscreen tablets and old touchscreen smartphones suitable for both a techie and a non-techie
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What is Aging Function app in Infinix phone?

Does anyone know what is this Aging Function in my Infinix phone used for? I was looking at my phone when I saw this Aging Function. I tried to launch it but I can't. Do I have to remove it?
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How do I access information about my samsungs app activities from months back

How do I access information about my samsungs app activities from months back. What apps I used and for how long? I need this information for school.I know about the 7 day interval. I want to find ...
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How can I have an Android tablet to dial an Android cell phone to make calls?

I would like to initiate a cellular call from an Android tablet. When doing so, I want to do so without touching the phone. Additionally, I am wondering about using the tablet as a headset with a ...
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How to identify possible causes for screen not working?

My Google Pixel 5a's screen has stopped working. When connected via scrcpy, the display is transmitted. Before ordering a new screen, I want to ask a couple of questions: Could the problem be related ...
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Do the same phone models with different version have different modem hardware?

Many phones have different variants for different regions: India, China, N.A., Global, etc. Apart from eSIM support and ISP restriction (like AT&T in the US), the supported radio bands are often ...
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Is it bad if a cable is higher current rating than a charger? Can a 6A cable charge at lower ampere?

My phone adapter supports 11V=5A and 20V=3.3A Can I use a 6A charging cable? Will it charge at 3.3A or 5A? I cannot find a good 3.3A or 5A cable.
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How to unhide Phone and Messaging apps

I have an embedded device running Android and using SIM card for data connectivity. For whatever reason, the Phone and Messaging apps are hidden. I can see them in the System Apps list and Messaging ...
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Is there Android for ARM (Windows) laptops?

I'm thinking of buying an ARM laptop as a second laptop for programming and hacking experiments. Ideally I would set it up to multiboot Windows, Linux, and Android. I've seen several articles and ...
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How do I physically remove the radio chips on a phone?

I recently dived down into the world of privacy and looked at how many privacy advocates would physically remove the microphones and cameras on their phones by desoldering them. However, when I ...
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How to get the phone total uptime?

To describe the issue better I need to define the word "total uptime". We all know what the uptime is: a number of hours since the last reboot i.e. the amount of time when the phone was on. ...
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How to get the phone production date via ADB?

How can I get programmatically when the phone was manufactured? Is there any framework, instrumentation or toolset like Windows WMIC that allows unequivocally get hardware parameters of the device? I ...
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Temporarily use a Samsung A40 screen with a Samsung A30

A friend of mine broke her screen (samsung A40), and she would like to recover her photos (not saved on google photo, debug mode not enabled). We struggle to unlock the screen blindly, so I was ...
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What is this transparent text on my screen [duplicate]

I have some strange keyboard silhouettes on my screen which is present all the time. Look at the screenshot closely: It's very hard to see on the photo, but if you look beneath the arrow you will see ...
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Phone suddenly shut down and won't boot up

My phone (Xiaomi Redmi Note 10, 2 years usage, the warranty just passed) suddenly shut down at 50% battery at normal usage when I clicked an app to open it and it will not boot up. I want to fix it ...
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How to remove the WiFi and Bluetooth capabilities physically?

I have a few Android phones (ACK2326, Motorola G Play) and a cheap tablet that was a giveaway--a "Sky Devices, Elite T8Plus, Android Version 11". I do a lot of sensitive work and cannot take ...
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USB mouse keyboard and hub not working

When i connect my usb hub to my phone and try to use the mouse which is pluged in my usb hub it is not showing the arrow nor the keyboard is working.
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User-settable Root of Trust supported devices

As mentioned in Android doc Devices can optionally allow the user to configure the root of trust (for example, a public key). Devices can use this user-settable root of trust for Verified Boot ...
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The Android system can access the microphone when it is used?

The android blocks multiple aplications using the microphone at same time, for example, but the internal apps or the system can have access to it even on use? I'm asking this question because I want ...
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How to determine the architecture (32 v. 64 bit) using only the phone

On a computer, it's pretty easy to find out if the system is 32 or 64 bit. I have a Nokia G21 and a Huawei P10 in front of me, and both tell me the various things: the model designation of the phone, ...
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Weird black spots when taking pictures with the camera

I recently noticed there are black spots on the camera preview screen as well as the final picture saved by the camera. When I zoom in the spopts are not static, that is, it is possible to zoom to the ...
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Is there an endpoint to get Google Root Certificates list for verifying hardware-backed key pairs?

I would like to verify a hardware-backed key pair in my Java backend service. According to the Verifying hardware-backed key pairs with Key Attestation page, I need to verify the attestation object ...
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Swissonic UA-2x2 audio interface with Android 11 on Samsung Galaxy S6 Lite

I want to use a Swissonic UA-2x2 audio interface with my Android 11 on Samsung Galaxy S6 Lite to record guitar with an app called Loopify. However, it does not work if I connect everything. I can ...
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OEM Vulkan support on Itel A48 (L6006s) unavailable despite Android's and Arm's specification

I have Itel A48 (L6006s). I've confirmed that it has a Mali-T820 GPU, which supports OpenGL®ES 1.1, 2.0, 3.1, 3.2, Vulkan 1.0, OpenCL™ 1.1, 1.2 Full Profile, RenderScript™. However, as I was coding a ...
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Android phone having micro SD card instead of soldered flash IC

Do you know an Android phone that instead of a soldered on flash IC has a removable micro SD card and can boot from it? I imagine how easy backup and unbricking could be if such a thing existed.
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Replacing a Galaxy S10 internal storage

I have an old Samsung Galaxy S10 that's completely smashed up. I've been trying to recover the data for some time now. The issue I'm having is when I charge it up and power it on, it sounds like it's ...
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Custom boot image

I have a smartphone (Xiaomi mido) with a corrupted eMMC, but it seems I can load a boot image into it and run it. I would like to experiment with low-level programming in Rust, such as the display and ...
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Any android devices on the market with a perfectly square display? [closed]

Are there any android based devices on the market with a perfectly square display? If not is there any particular reason why not and would it create any problems when switching between portrait and ...
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How is the market divided between Android CPU architectures?

There is a very similar question on this site but it is outdated and contains no/outdated statistical sources. I want to know how is the market divided between arm64-v7a, arm64-v8a, armeabi (I know it'...
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restarting Phone and touch not working

The phone is behaving as if the power button is pressed forever (confirmed this by removing the power button - volume button strip), also the touch stopped working before this issue happened..(the os ...
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Pixel 6a cellular connectivity problems - calls to some phone models (older) won't go through

I just bought a new Google Pixel 6a (recently priced lower than pixel 5a) and after a few days of use I am starting to wonder if there is a fundamental system (either hardware or firmware) flaw with ...
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TPM (Trusted Platform Module) vs. TEE (Trusted Execution Environment) - can credentials be *stored* on both?

TPM is physically isolated from the rest of the system (i.e. it is a standalone chip on the mainboard), while TEE is a secure area of the main CPU. The key function of both TPM and TEE is to do ...
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Can someone please confirm expected output from logcat on volume button hardkey press and release?

I have a stock OnePlus 8T+ 5G TMO that has been displaying very strange behavior. It would ask if I want to boot into safe-mode every time I try to power down or restart, and sometimes it would ...
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details of quick ring/call/drop flood attack - phone unusable and overheated

A while ago I read about an attack performed with an application that rendered the attacked phone unusable and overheated for the period of the attack. If I remember correctly the attack was based on ...
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Which soc is redmi note 3 snapdragon?

I have a redmi note 3 snapdragon 650(which is supposed to be msm8956) variant.CPU-Z is showing my soc as msm8952 which is name for snapdragon 617.
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Connecting a DVD/CDROM reader through USB OTG

can CDROM/DVD readers be recognized and managed as standard USB mass storage? Does Android include drivers or libraries to read this quite standard hardware? Are drivers or root required? Any tip ...
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Why does the internet connection lag when I hold the phone in a specific way?

I want to know what's really at play between my smartphone, Android 11, and my holding has to do with loading content. By "loading content", I mean when I enter a search term in Chrome, when ...
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How to deactivate IR-Lights

My IR-Flashlights are not turning off anymore. Turning the IR-Cam on/off, rebooting the phone, turning off the phone, factory-reset etc. didn't work. It stays on all the time, even when the phone ...
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My android can send message but cannot receive message

I am using Vivo S1 and I have some issues recently. My phone works perfectly when using WiFi or tethering from another phone. But when I use mobile data from my SIM card, I cannot load anything and ...
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adb logcat - monitor hardware accesses

Is there a way to show hardware messages (low level, in particular, I’m interested to see messages related to audio, camera, and microphone) using adb logcat? In my experiment regarding the microphone,...
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How to set or change a phone number programmatically?

I know how to get or read a phone number. But how to set or change one? I want to change it in such a way that other application installed on my phone would read it as a custom number that I had set. ...
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When someone logged in you account in his device while you're using in your phone [duplicate]

I was using my whatsapp no since many years,but today my account automatically logged out coz the same number allocated to another person as I was not using the sim (no calls &msg) I live outside ...
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Remote access to Android local network

I have devices connected to Android phone hotspot and phone have internet through LTE. I need access in my phone local network to access all devices web interface. What solution can you recommend? I ...
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Get the real hardware specs of fake device [duplicate]

I brought a new phone and it turns out to be a fake china phone. But the settings are somehow spoofed and show fake details. is there a way to get the real details? EDIT It is a Huawei mate 40 pro ...
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unlocked phone can be used for all compatible phone service providers?

There is an Android phone ad like this: Due to USA carrier VoLTE restrictions, this phone is only certified to work on T-Mobile and T-Mobile MNVOs(Mint Mobile, Google Fi, etc.) It however is unlocked ...
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