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Questions tagged [hardware]

For questions about the hardware of Android devices

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EU vs non EU Chinese smart phones [on hold]

I am looking to buy a new phone from China which I have done before without issue. I have noticed however that some recent phones come in two versions, EU and non-EU (e.g. https://www.gearbest.com/...
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Apps to download MP3 files or Stream them on Android 2.3.6 [for free? xD] [closed]

I just wanted to quickly ask for an app that can help me download or stream MP3 songs. [I tried spotify, but it's unsupported and deezer's UI is crazy] So, if anyone has any apps in their minds ...
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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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Water damaged phone not charging or booting [duplicate]

My dad dropped his phone in the washing machine but he immediately got it out, dryed it and put in rice. Fortunately, it turned on but it only stayed on onto the charging icon, saying that it was low ...
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change default of phone app to show Contacts

(This changed during the last upgrade) When you click the phone app, it shows recents as the default tab instead of Contacts. How do I switch that back so by default it shows the favorites and ...
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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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Phone not detecting external mic connected via splitter

I have a Redmi 4 mobile. I'm trying to connect an external mic to it via a splitter / connector (https://www.amazon.in/gp/product/B07BFK62G6) which allows mic and headphones to be plugged in ...
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Physcially access nonvolatile memory on Moto-G

I have a Moto-G 1st generation, on which I installed CyanoGenMod. After the Motorola handset company was sold, there was a point where I refused to upgrade the bootloader, and hence was no longer ...
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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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My phone is in infinite reboot loop

Successful factory reset didn't solve the problem . I placed my phone on top of my PC charging adapter block. Is it possible that i somehow changed firmware or data on the device. Did magnetic field ...
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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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Enable USB debugging with broken black screen

I have a One plus 3 and I broke my screen. I can't see anything it's black everywhere and a part of the screen isn't touchable. I want to enable the USB debugging to copie my data on my PC but I have ...
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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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Android phone headset or bluetooth headset as Lavalier mic

Is it possible to use my Android phone with a Bluetooth headset as a Lavalier wireless mic? That is by connecting a Bluetooth headset to the Android phone via Bluetooth and the Phone to the Amplifier ...
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Android: Internally Formatted SD Card Data Inacessable

I have a MicroSD card in my phone. I formatted it to be internal storage, and so it generally behaves as if my phone had a large conglomerate lump of storage. Recently, a problem has arisen where ...
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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 ...
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If I’ve turned off notifications For Find my Phone on my Galaxy Phone,will my Partner still get notifications on his phone please

I’ve deleted notifications on my Samsung Galaxy App,For Find my Phone as I don’t want someone to know if they steal my phone by the message coming up. My partner doesn’t have the app but is on my app ...
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Phone app hangs! Can it be re-installed?

My phone app ( which is used for calling ) hangs too much and it's very irritating when I have to make a call and it doesn't respond at all. I have tried disabling and re-enabling the app but it doesn'...
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Partial display failure

The lower 1.5 to 2 cm of the screen of my OnePlus 3 failed: (The white part in the middle is just censored information. The problem only exists in the bottom.) When I power my phone completely off,...
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What acts as the internal storage of an android device?

Just like HDD/SSD act as the internal storage for a PC, what exactly acts as the internal storage for an android device?
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How do I change the Umi Super's shortcut button to take screenshots?

I have a Umi Super (rooted) device with one shortcut button (press it, and it opens an app of your choice) I want to remap the key to take screenshots. I have tried Button Mapper - but it takes to ...
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Disable headphone physically in rooted phone

I want to disable my headphone jack in my rooted Android phone because it is physically damaged. How can I do it? Is there any way in build prp file or any other way so that it is "physically" ...
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should I update my Android System version 7.1.1 to 8.0 in a phone Z835?

Hello I am new here and I have phone android mark ZTE model Z835 and I would like update but I dont know if my phone support tha update. details about my phone: model: Z835 Android version: 7.1.1 ...
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For what purpose does the Google Play Store use the PHONE permission?

I noticed that, by default, the current version of the Google Play Store has access to the PHONE permission. For what purpose does the Google Play Store use the PHONE permission?
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Why not use a legacy flagship rather than a new mid-class smartphone? (Galaxy Note 3 2013 vs. A7 2018)

Why does Samsung not keep producing the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note 3? These devices, despite of their release date as flaghsip device in 2014 and 2013 still perform very well, and are solid mid-...
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Troubleshooting hard-bricked Nexus 6P

BACKGROUND First teardown for battery replacement attempt went fine. Battery working as it should with fast charging. I daily use it after my first attempt and nothing is wrong. During my second ...
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Uncheck anonymous proxy on android phone

My cell phone won't play movies on Hulu. Hulu gave me an error message ID BYA-403-011. Anonymous proxy must be unchecked in settings. Instructions say click settings, click advanced, click "system" ...
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Phone, Contacts, Camera and Messages icons are missing

Galaxy J3 - Phone, Contacts, Camera and Messages icons are missing. I tried following the directions someone else had posted; but, my application manager does not have a GENERAL TAB nor is there a ...
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Can Android be installed on a Winbook TW700?

Tired of struggling with Windows-10 updates to a Winbook TW700 tablet, I decided to try something else. I thought I'd try to install Android, because the Android UI is really ideal for small, touch-...
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Can I safely power on my Moto G2 LTE without the camera hw module?

I have recently dropped my phone and the flashlight and camera suddenly stopped to work. I suppose this is an hw failure, so I have ordered a new module. Meanwhile I noticed a huge battery drain (-25%)...
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Wileyfox Swift won't turn on

My WileyFox Swift phone's battery somehow emptied itself overnight and now the phone won't turn on at all. Battery is 68% full. When I plug the charger cable in/out the phone vibrates and the ...
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Is USB host supported by hardware?

Im using an Acer Liquid E2 Duo (with Androium 5, which is based on 4.4.2). I would like to know how i can find out if OTG is supported on the hardware side, or if someone knows about this phone ...
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Mi Max 2 Xiaomi apps as default immutable setting

I'm using a Xiaomi Mi Max 2 phone. At the last time I was able to open links with a browser of my choice. But now, the "browser" only is imposed. Additionally, there is a lot of Xiaomi tools and apps ...
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Ad popups appearing on my Whatsapp app whenever i open it

I've been receiving random ad popops whenever i open my whatsapp in my android phone 7.0 nougat version. Unfortunately, I've never received such popups or seen it before. I hope i could seek helps ...
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Isn't stereo speaker a software thing?

I've got a Note 8, and heard the Galaxy S9 was coming with stereo speakers. My doubt is: can't the phone software activate the "phonecall" speaker just to have both speakers running at once? Any ...
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Security tags on library book interfere with phone operation

I've just noticed that the security tag that's usually found on books from library is somehow the cause to my phone (HTC M9) sending out notification sounds incessantly when it's nearby. Google ...
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Do I need a smartphone with more RAM or one with a higher processor in order to load a big excel file faster?

As the title says, do I need a smartphone with more RAM or one with a higher processor in order to load a big excel file faster ? For instance : Snapdragon 835 with 8GB RAM vs Snapdragon 845 with 6GB ...
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Not recognized external speakers

I have a Moto G4 and I wanted to use it with an external speaker to listen to some musics, but it doesn't recognize the speaker. When I plug it in my computer, it gets recognized, so the problem is ...
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How to measure 3G/4G reception of tablets?

I work for a company that wants to give tablets to employees for online forms. Our initial test shows that the tablets we initially bought don't get as good reception as the employee's phones. (...
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If I factory reset my phone will that change the phone number?

Last time it did. will it? because I forgot.
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I have a lenovo smartphone with damaged charging port, care centre says they have to wipe the software aftee repairing the damaged IC

I have a lenovo Phab 2 Plus smartphone which suddebly stopped working, so too it to care centre, repairman said the charging port is damaged and an IC has to be replaced. But the phone would be wiped ...