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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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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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Laptop internet connection from SIM card's wi-fi, instead of smartphone's mobile hotspot wi-fi [closed]

When traveling, we usually connect our laptop to our smartphone's wifi hotspot. In other words, the smartphone's wifi subscription, on its SIM card, is projected for the laptop to use/piggyback. Is it ...
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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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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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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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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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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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camera and flash in samsung j4 plus

my phone samsung j4 plus is having problem when i turn on camera or flash it is saying "Another app is using the camera" but i checked nothing in background is using these and my flash is ...
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How to get Android to ask for my choice of phone dialer?

I have the default Phoner Dialer on my HTC phone as well as the Doximity Dialer. When I first installed the Doximity dialer, whenever I made a phone call it would ask which phoner dialer to use the ...
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How to detect a malicious USB charger?

My phone is rooted and has USB debugging enabled because I do some development on it. In a moment of pre-caffeinated mental weakness, I plugged it into a cheap Chinese power bank. The phone promptly ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Samsung Galaxy Core Prime wont turn on

My Samsung Galaxy Core Prime wont turn on. It goes past the Samsung logo and then goes to the metro pcs sign, but it stays there vibrating until it dies. It charges but wont go past the metro pcs ...
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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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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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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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Is Internet tethering possible on Android phone via bluetooth or WiFi?

I have a HTC Desire and use different Wifi networks with it, but I don't have mobile internet access. My laptop is usualy connected via a mobile modem. Is there a way to share the laptop's internet ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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Hardware backed Credentials Storage on Galaxy Nexus

First, I hope I choose the right stackexchange for that question. Android 4.3 introduces a "Hardware-backed" Credential Storage. If I go to Settings->Security under the "Credentials-Storage" Header ...
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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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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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Galaxy S 4: A custom OS can cause critical problems

today I restarted my cell and suddenly this message appeard when I turned it on. I've already looked thought many forums and tried out different things to make it work. But nothing helped yet. I ...
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Is my phone hardware damaged?

Ocassionally when I use my phone, it crashes. EDIT: From analysing the pictures posted, we can conclude that the OP has an Asus Zenfone 2 (probably ZE551ML) running Lollipop 5.0 LRX21V. This is very ...
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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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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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Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Back and Home buttons not working

Background Many people have experienced a bug whereby the Sony Xperia Z3C (compact) no longer has functional home and back buttons. Specifically, the issue involves the buttons highlighted by the red ...
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Can we connect a normal earphone / headphone to a Android device?

Can we connect a normal earphone / headphone (those that we connect to the Desktop PC) to the Android phone or devices? This is because I notice that the one on the left (the original one that come ...
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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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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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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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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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Completely disable Nexus 5 Power Button and Remap to Volume Button

I have a 1.5 year old Nexus 5 and its power button is somehow broken from the inside. The thing goes in a reboot loop whenever I either try to turn the phone on or put it on charging. Upon giving it a ...
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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's power button has gone bad. Can I use my computer to send a USB command to start the phone up?

I got an old phone: an HTC WildFire S. Everything works fine, except that the power button has gone bad. Can I start the phone from my computer over a USB connection somehow?
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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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