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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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I have bricked my android phone. Is there any way to go back?

I just bought a new android phone running Lollipop 5.1. flashed a custom recovery (a modified recovery based on clockworkmod recovery). Then flashed a buggy custom ROM. In which many of the functions ...
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What are the minimum hardware specifications for Android?

As per the title, what hardware do I need to be able to run various versions of Android?
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How do I down grade my gabb phone?

Hello i have a gabb phone which is kinda like a flip phone in a smart phone body, and i learned how to flash apps to it with adb but in a update they patched it. I need help getting back to the old ...
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Keeps restarting, stuck in Ultra Power Save Mode

I'm asking on behalf of a family member who has a Samsung Galaxy S5. The phone is unrooted and has been updated but not to Android Marshmallow. The OTA had not been released for Marshmallow for this ...
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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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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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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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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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How to create a hardware shortcuts in Android 4.3?

I have Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-i9500 running the latest firmware with Android 4.3. I want to create "hardware shortcuts". For example, if I hold volume up and home at the same time, then it'll open an ...
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Send "step" sensor event from ADB

My smartphone has sensors those: Step Detector | Qualcomm | 0x0000001e | on-demand | no batching support | last=<0.000000> Step ...
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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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Why newer Android versions drain the battery faster?

I've got an Android phone whose stock Android version is 2.1. I've tried several times to install some custom ROMs (mostly Cyanogenmod-based) with Android 2.2 and 2.3. The full charged battery lasts: ...
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What are the differences between the two Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0" models?

I have just got a new Samsung GALAXY Tab 4 7.0" (SM-T230NU). What is the difference (or improvements) between the 'stock' SM-T230 model GALAXY Tab 4 7.0" and the 'newer' SM-T230NU, recently released ...
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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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HTC One crashed during update, now it won't start

My HTC One was doing a software update then just shut off. Now it won't do anything except show the red triangle with a explanation mark in the middle. I have tried rebooting it and everything but ...
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How can I tell if my International Galaxy S3 is suffering from Sudden Death Syndrome? If it is, how can I fix it?

I have a 16GB International Samsung Galaxy S3 (XEF) running the latest firmware, 4.1.2 (yes, the Premium Suite update, I was thinking that this would've fixed it but it seems not) with baseband XXELKB....
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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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Emmc replace (inbuilt memory card mounter) with external memory card mounter

Hi friends i want to increase inbuilt memory at infinity level by replacing Emmc holder (inbuilt memory card mounter) with external memory card mounter, can it be possible? If yes how? If NO Why??
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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 Android phones are ANT+ hardware enabled?

I'm trying to gather information regarding ANT+ hardware support in Android phones. Basically, what Android phones have ANT wireless hardware? ANT and ANT+ (http://thisisant.com/) as wireless ...
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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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Phone calls - the other person can't hear me

My phone has just started having a problem where on phone calls, the other person can't hear me. They just hear some static. I can hear them just fine. It's the same whether I call them or they call ...
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Lost my phone, how can I get my contacts from my SD card?

Well, I lost my phone. I know I can get some contacts from google, but it's not phone numbers, only e-mails. (I already tried locating my phone with google, and I was able to do it. It seems to be ...
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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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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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How do I connect my tablet to my tv?

I broke my Coby Kyros' screen and now I want to make an emulator console out of it. The problem is my model did not have an HDMI out. I noticed that there is a ribbon cable connecting the tablet ...
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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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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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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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