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Help! Android factory reset not working

I have a Samsung Note 8 with Tmobile and put in the phone pin after startup (not sim pin) wrongly 3 times. I got a message saying - "pin blocked. Your pin has been blocked. To unlock your device, ...
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What does “Voice network type: unknown” mean in my settings?

It is in the phone info setting, when you dial *#*#4636#*#* on my Moto g stylus:
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Digitizer calibration or hardware issue?

I recently obtained a new galaxy tab A and have been noticing that touching small buttons in certain places is particularly hard (specifically the "read more" button in youtube comments). ...
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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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Androd device performance degradation with age

How does the performance of an android device degrade ? Does not exiting the app age the device? Like not closing a browser tab but exiting internet app by swiping the app window from the one of the ...
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Default applications budget phone?

Is there a reason budget phones for android contain so many default applications? Maybe this is required by Google? I find YouTube, play books,play games, etc. to not be needed and redundant when you ...
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Moisture detection when connecting external hard-drive to tablet

I have a Fire HD 10 Tablet with android in it and i'm trying to use external USB (like storage or mouse) but when i plug the tablet to an USB-Hub connected to a SD Card it reads it for about 10 ...
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Reading battery level/voltage via USB port

I'm interested in creating a device that needs to externally monitor the battery level or voltage of the phone via the USB port. I haven't had much experience with the inner workings of Android, but I ...
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How to stream an image into camera source?

This is basically the same question as How to stream an image into camera source trough ADB? I am trying to stream an image into the camera source of an Android device. This should ideally have effect ...
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What algorithm does Android used to translate touchscreen events to scancodes?

I have been debating someone recently about whether physical keyboards are faster than touchscreen keyboards. I have a lot of CS knowledge, but not a lot of Android knowledge. Therefore, during this ...
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Bypass Headset hardware requirement on work app

My new job requires me to use an app that has certain requirements like having Airplane mode ON, WiFi ON and having a Headset connected. The app connectivity requirements are so strict that Wi-Fi isn'...
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Taking pictures/videos from both front and rear camera simultaneously?

There are apps that can do this but they are not exactly Bothie. The app allows the user to first take a picture from rear camera and then from the front camera (but not simultaneously). Nokia first ...
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Strange touchscreen problems on Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

I'm having a strange touchscreen issue with an Xperia Z1 Compact. It's generally working fine with no obvious physical damage. Awhile back it was triggering random touch events. I eventually peeled ...
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SoC compute-resource usage monitor for single app

I need to understand the compute resource usage of a compute-intensive app; this includes the CPU (ideally including the core ID), GPU, DSP, AI Engine in the processor (for Quallcom chips). I have ...
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Replacing headphone jack in Motorola Moto Z2 Play

I'd like to know, if it is possible to replace malfunctioning (actually: dead) headphone jack in Motorola Moto Z2 Play? I would like to do this in an repair shop (not myself), if this is possible at ...
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I have forgotten my password for my secure startup on my lg stylo 5 phone and have used 15/30 attempts

I restarted my phone because it was lagging and when I turned it Back on n tried to put in my password for the secure startup it says it’s not correct so I’ve used 15/30 of my password attempts what ...
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my phone don't respond to any thing any more

when I am downlead software to my phone by Odin my phone don't responded any more to any thing just black screen and when I plug it to charger still the black screen appears to me any one have the ...
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Can I slow down the speed of my recorded phone calls?

I've installed the Call Recorder app on my GT-S6810P Samsung Galaxy phone. The app has successfully recorded all of my calls but when I play them back it plays them too fast. Is there any way I can ...
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Power button got short circuited by purell. What do I do?

I wiped my phone with some purell (I live in a place with lots of coronavirus cases), and apprently some of the stuff got inside and shorted the power button. Now the only thing my phone does it ...
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How to recover photos in my Xperia Z3 Compact if I forgot my password

Hi I am trying to recover my photos saved in my phone but I have forgotten my password (numbers and letters, not a pattern or digit lock screen). I have looked at the locked-out tag wiki. I do not ...
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Samsung Galaxy A11. Turn on 64 bit node?

I wanted to purchase a 64-bit android smartphone. I looked at the processor used on the Galaxy A11. It is a 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53. And I bought this phone. Looks like I made a mistake. Android on the ...
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Are there any smartctl similar tools to detect (eMMC/Nand) storage flash failure in advance on non-rooted android?

So far, I have two android phones which become kinda brick due to storage failure. One phone suddenly missed many apps and files one day. And another one does not accept correct lock password one day. ...
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Is it possible to reduce the charging current? [duplicate]

I'd like to reduce the charging current of my phone, because It gets too hot I am charging it overnight so it's more beneficial to charge it slowly. Is it even possible from a hardware perspective ...
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Do unlocked phones get re-opened at the factory?

This question is so borderline, I hesitate to ask it but will anyways. I recently received a new phone from a reputable online retailer, but when I opened the box there appeared to be a fingerprint ...
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What's going on with my phone?

I don't know what's going on with my phone. All processes crash after each other when I wait some seconds after turning it on. I can't even Factory Reset it at all!! When I do it, nothing has changed! ...
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Samsung galaxy s7 submerged in water. How serious can I expect it to be?

I dropped my Samsung galaxy s7 in water. It was submerged for less than 10 seconds, I turned it off within 30-60 seconds after that. It was working properly when I pulled it out of the water and while ...
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Dropped phone into water and shut down automatically after the logo is displayed

I dropped my phone(Asus Zenfone max pro m1) into water then I took the phone out from the water and turned off and cleaned the phone surface with a dry cloth. Then kept my phone in a pouch with ...
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How to disable “phone functionality” in Samsung S4

I have an old Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505), Android 5.0.1, Kernel 3.4.0-5978264, which I wish to use as a PDA without phone/cell functionality. The unit is not "rooted". The problems it is ...
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What shall I do if I damage battery?

I've been disassembling phone - Xiaomi Mi 5X/A1, in order to change crashed screen. However, while I was trying to remove battery, I probably cut battery cover, so I can see white slices and sharp ...
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my Samsung note 3 not booting up

Is my phone is bricked or not?The device is not turning on . I thought it was ran out of power. I connected it to my charger. But instead of charging, it shows a blinking battery symbol contains a ...
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Can not use Alt - C in in android phone and mac laptop

I bought a Samsung galaxy a71 recently then I installed an app called alt-c in my phone and my MacBook air and it works fine, but the app can not copy text from my own phone to my mac and a message ...
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i had an old htc (android 5.1)…i had dropped it in water and now there is this problem

well,i didnt care to put it in rice and stuff and instead bought a new one(i didnt charge it,neither did i switch it on)....but now when i tried to switch it on(after a few years) it does work.touch ...
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Phone overheats after powering on

I've seen this with plenty of smartphones,usually after 1-2 years of use.The phone overheats for a minute or 2 before cooling down,but it's performance doesn't differ from a non-overheating phone that ...
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Can I access both cameras, wide and normal at the same time?

Some smartphones have two cameras, working together as one implementing different parts of the zoom range. Is it possible to use both of them at the same time? With both at the same time, I do not ...
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Is it possible to know the wear level information of a phone, like SSD have with SMART?

Is there a way to find out the media wearout level on an android device? I have a tablet that is acting weird and slow, so I wonder if the internal storage is still ok: it is the Nvidia Sheild (...
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Anker A7726 bluetooth keyboard, few keys are not working, but now they work again?

I have an Anker A7726 Bluetooth keyboard. I took it to work with me and I was taking notes like crazy in vim, in Termux, onto my Android Marshmellow 6.0 Lenovo TAB3 8 tablet. After a while, running ...
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Flashing recovery directly to EMMC to retrieve user data

I've got xiomi redmi 5 with stock rom and all settings. It doesn't boot. I tried many ways to fix it but all failed. It's not unlocked and doesn't have adb enabled so I couldn't get data from it. I ...
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Motorola G6 Play no longer displaying IMEI, SIM card, IP address, etc after update

I have tried to unlock the bootloader of my Motorola g6 Play Phone so I could install a custom rom. I went to the Motorola official website to unlock the bootloader and followed the steps, but when i ...
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Samsung 9 and Android Auto transfer call to bluetooth ear bud

I like to use my jabra ear bud for phone calls in my car it is clearer for the receiver of the call. With Samsung s9 it doesn't recognize my ear bud with Android Auto - it go through the car speakers. ...
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Connect to wired network in Lenovo Vibe K5 using USB to Ethernet Adapter via OTG

It is possible to connect to the Internet through a wired connection in my smartphone Lenovo Vibe K5? I've bought a USB to Ethernet Adapter, model HB-T80, to use in my Lenovo Vibe K5 smartphone with ...
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Yahoo contacts from phone not synched with web yahoo contacts

The contacts on my android motorola droid see a list from yahoo. Although I've set up the sync between phone and laptop versions of Yahoo, they are not synced. I can't find a way to get the phone ...
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E: failed to format /cache: permission denied

I am using a Blackview A60 Pro and I am stuck inside of the turn on screen. A couple of days ago I dropped it in a bucket of water and I have had it in rice since. I turned it on and it won't boot, I ...
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Disable camera driver

I've got two cameras on my rooted android 9 device (Sony Xperia X F5122). One camera is broken (hardware-wise). Now I want to disable this one completely without recompiling my android rom and without ...
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What are meanings of 3 dimensions of smart phone?

What are the three dimensions of a smartphone referring to? Forexample As shown highlighted in attached snapshot , size is also highlighted and dimensions are also highlighted
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How do I make a wired selfie stick take video with my android phones?

I bought a simple wired selfie stick. It will take pictures with my LG phone but I see no way to have the selfie stick take video. Am I missing something?
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Unable to Log into Samsung Account on Samsung S5 Neo

Entered correct email and password. Next step. Entered correct 2-step Verification code. On pressing next, refreshes page and asks for code again. Never actually logs in. Restart Phone ... NO FIX ...
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strange noise (faint camera shutter sound) on Samsung A3 (2017)

My phone Samsung A3 (2017) has sometimes strange noise like faint camera shutter sound, independently from which App is running. There are similar questions but unanswered. I have tried hard reset. ...
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Are VoLTE standards same across the world?

I have a SIM-free Galaxy S9+ (SM-G965F/DS) model. And in my home country (India) VoLTE works fine on it. I'm moving to Japan soon and was thinking of getting a Japanese SIM (The name of the carrier is ...
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Get photos back from broken/locked android phone

Is there any way to open mobile phone and get it's ROM memory out and connect it with pc or something and get your files(photos and text files) ?
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How to know about MIDI controller via OTG latency on device?

I have both these devices. I read somewhere that Android doesn't support good latency for MIDI devices as iOS do. But when I connect MIDI device to Sony Xperia M5, it has high latency. If I connect to ...

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