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I opened a suspicious email on my phone. Is my device infected? [closed]

I gave my email to a suspicious site like an idiot (it was a sign up page). And like an idiot again, I opened the "confirmation email" they sent me but I did not click on the confirmation ...
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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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Need help with what the anonymous icon is along with ID next to phone ICON

Please help me identify these icons in the notification bar
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How to verify if device is reporting fake technical specs like Android version, RAM, or storage memory?

I've been asked if I can check some faulty behavior of a device, a cheap Chinese android smartphone. I'm not really an android expert, usually I install a few apps to help me figure out few things ...
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How can I do low-power step counting on the LG G5?

Background information (you can skip this) The Sensor Detect app says that the LG G5 includes a "LGE Step Counter Sensor" made by "QTI" which uses about 0.18 mA of energy. "...
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Google Pixel 4a mic issue - mic won't work when earphones are inserted into headphone jack

When I am on a call, the mic on my Google Pixel 4a works perfectly. When I insert earphones into the headphone jack during a call, the mic suddenly stops working and the other person can't hear me ...
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Identifying this bare mobile phone board

I got hold of this bare mobile phone board (didn’t come with the original cover, so no real way to confirm, only knowing it’s non-Western manufactured). Just needing to identify the model. I’m ...
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Problems with long term rooting of phone, data loss and OS updates

I'm in the market for a new phone. I use a specific app for internal use that requires the phone to be rooted (or use a MediaTek chipset but they are mostly used in low end-phones and I want a medium-/...
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How to see if an app was used on Android phone but it wasn't the last time it was used?

How to see if Twitch was used 2 hours ago if I already used it now and it won't show the one usage from 2 hours
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DEX died after Android Debug Bridge (ADB) Bloatware Removal

I decided to debloat my Samsung Note 20 Ultra phone of all the garbage apps Samsung installs. I used ADB shell to perform this bloatware removal and the list shown below identifies all the Samsung ...
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What kind of smartphone should I be buying if my one and only use is going to be "BankID"? [closed]

In Sweden, there's a bunch of very confusing "e-id" things, but it basically boils down to this: you need something called "Mobile BankID". In theory, there are other solutions, ...
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People can't hear me over the phone only - intermittently

Only when conducting a regular phone call, sometimes - the other side can't hear me. Usually as soon as the call starts - they'd be able to hear me just fine and then few seconds into the call they ...
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How to change phone model for not get recognizing over apps like instagram

Where phone model props save on device? When you login with another IP , apps like Instagram send an email which this email contain IP, Phone Model which had access to login. How can i change phone ...
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How to fix Hard disk unmount error

I tried to format a hard disk which was already formatted and i am getting this below unmounted error . Please tell me how to fix this error sm list-volumes|grep public public:8,1 unmounted 91da13ff-...
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What are the physical causes of motherboard-related bootloops?

A lot of Android phones, from the Nexus 5X to the LG G4, have suffered from hardware-related bootloop issues. I have recently purchased a Google Pixel XL first gen, and want to minimize the chances of ...
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Volume automatically increasing to max on pixel 4a

The volume on my pixel 4a is always set to max. I can lower the volume with the other button but it will automatically go back up to max after a few seconds. I can still manually increase volume but ...
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Only upload arrow working when phone connected to wifi

Whenever I connect to my wifi the up arrow is white but the down arrow is blank which whenever I try going onto apps it shows that I have no connection.
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What is the approximate battery discharge rate of Google Pixel 3XL phones when turned off?

I am considering purchasing a new Google Pixel 3XL Android phone, primarily for photography. I don't believe those phones have been manufactured for 2-3 years, so I am concerned about the battery ...
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My phone stops responding sometimes after the screen goes off

my phone is a Motorola G5S+, with a custom ROM installed (you'll understand later why that is not of much relevance). Randomly, after my screen goes off (and granted that the phone isn't actively ...
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Can someone please help me with my phone's music issue?

Ok so I just got this phone brand new off cricket around the middle of January this year. This phone has a 4gb RAM processor and runs Android 10. Anyways whenever I play music, and open a different ...
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How can I restore my USB storage on my Android phone?

I have a Samsung A50 Android phone. I am getting message that USB storage has been removed restart your phone. So I do that and nothing happens. I still get the error message. How can I fix this?
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What is my overseas Hardware and how to Flash it?

My phone was bought online and it came from overseas. Various benchmarks have determined that my phone's Android system and hardware does not match the description given on the site or the About Phone ...
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What are android batteries PIN type?

I'm trying to determine the different PIN types of the batteries used in Android, specifically to those batteries that use flex cable. For example; The image above is a sample of batteries for Xiaomi ...
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Xiaomi phones battery compatibility

Xiaomi phones have several batteries, for example, BM35, BM21, BN43, and etc. I'd like to know the compatibility of those batteries, for example, if BM35 has the same pin and size as BM21 something ...
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Unlock phone with adb without text or keyevent input

Is there a way to unlock an Android phone with adb using adb shell without a keyevent input?
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Sony Xperia Z5 turning off after showing Sony Xperia boot logo

Here we are, I have a Sony Xperia z5 dual. I do not want to use flash tools and lose my data. The problem is that my phone starts and when it tries to load android it turns itself off and the red LED ...
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Is it better to charge your battery above 50% or let it go down, technically speaking? [duplicate]

Following up on this question: Is it better, when the battery is at 40% to let it drop (use the phone until it's 30% for example) or to let it charge to 70%? As far as I understand 50% is the "...
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Why is my phone dies at 90 percent

My phone is Samsung J7108. It dies when it reaches 90 percent and it will turn on once again. But then, when it reaches 80, it will die again. I have to plug it on charge so that it will die down. I ...
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Deleting Hardware files leads sometimes to brick the phone

I started recently to look up for a way to permanently disable my wifi, bluetooth, NFS, Network and GPS. Unfortunately I didnt find a proper method to do that. There was the option to physically break ...
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Installing Android on Nokia Lumia 520 Using MacOS Computer

I am trying to install Android on my Nokia Lumia 520 so I can use it as a hardware device to debug my apps for Android app development. I use a Macbook Air (MacOS), and tried to search for tutorials ...
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Is it possible to control and transmit electromagnetic radiation of allowed frequency with Android device?

I understand the following things about smartphones A smartphone has various hardware that functions wirelessly by transmitting and receiving electromagnetic waves. Things like Wifi, Bluetooth, and ...
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I changed Mainboard in S6 its wrong country code and does not work now what?

As above the board was locked to AT&T but i got the code for that I put my open sim card in it , it picks up wifi and looks like network signal but when i try to phone with it is says dialing ......
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Samsung A51 suddenly turns off

My brand new Samsung A51 Telenor phone turns off after 1-2h in screen lock. We gave it to service, but they said there are no problems. But the phone still powers off when it is not used less and in ...
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My Android phone keeps restarting in short cycles

I have Xiaomi Mi A2 and yesterday when I was using it, it started to restart continuously only loading the android one logo then crashing again. I've tried things like holding down power+voldown and ...
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Retrieve DCIM folder deleted from internal storage, no backup on Google and phone is unrooted [duplicate]

I accidentally deleted files including photos from file manager. I tried multiple recovery apps like Dr. Fone, disk digger, etc. but nothing seems to work as my thumbnails, cache and everything from ...
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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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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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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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