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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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How to get past Google verification after Factory reset [duplicate]

Recently enough we bought the phone. Though I went to factory rest it before actually using it. Now I can't get in the phone and need to provide the email and password of the previous owner. Clearly 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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How dose a phone know when it has a battery in it or how to make it think it has one

Im trying to game on a samsung galaxy s7 edge without a battery on it but it just turn on shows a logo and then turns off again i think it knows that there is not a battery inside so if anyone knows ...
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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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How to decide which MicroSD card to buy for your Android device

You have an Android device running Android 5.0 "Marshmallow" or better, and it's running low on storage space. Some modern Android devices don't have a slot for a MicroSD flash memory card. But yours ...
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Wipe data from dead Android phone

I have Samsung Galaxy A10s. Now its dead. No power on. I tried lots of combinations. I don't want anybody to get the data, messages or media files which is in internal memory. But as its not charging ...
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How to find out if any hardware parts have been changed on the phone, or how to reveal that these parts are unoriginal without opening it?

I only buy phones through the bazaar. Great price, but risk. Currently I can buy Samsung Galaxy Note 9. During his testing I found a strange non-response to the touch. This may be because the phone ...
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How can I find certified Android devices by feature flag?

I want to buy a device that has android.hardware.camera.external implemented natively. For my work I need to do WebRTC video calls using an external UVC camera from a mobile device. I see people ...
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How to make a “system” screenshot with ButtonMapper

Since a recent update of ButtonMapper the functionality to make a "system screenshot" (if you have root) seemed to be replaced by a "app screenshot", which is limited in some apps as Instagram of ...
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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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If I install an aftermarket “Always on Display” app, will it cause excessive battery drain?

I am shopping for a new phone and it seems that my beloved notification LED has fallen out of favor, so I am willing to settle with Always on Display (AoD) as a second best. I have been reading some ...
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Is there a definite way to know if my phone supports USB-OTG or not?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Win phone, rooted and with adbd insecure installed (using the link here). This is the information shown by the USB OTG Checker app: I have added the android.hardware.usb.host....
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Are quantum RNGs on an Android device possible?

I edited out the term quantum in this question on SoftwareRecs.SE on the assumption that actual quantum effects on an Android device cannot be measured/harvested from - things like radioactive decay, ...
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Clone android phone storage without root

Is there any way to clone the internal storage of a phone (huawei honor v10, android 8.0) if the phone is not rooted and USB debugging is disabled? I am currently locked out of the phone, but I want ...
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Will Samsung galaxy s10 works in my country?

You may know that samsung galaxy s10 have two different versions, one with Qualcomm chipset and one with Exynos chipset. From reviews in the youtube and sites like bgr and anandtech, I'm more biased ...
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My S7 phone keypad

When I get a phone call and have to enter numbers for automated service, then when I mistype a number, I am not able to back space or see a delete icon. But if I were to make a call, I have a delete ...
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debugging problem: phonecall recipients complain about audio quality

problem Increasingly, recipients of my phonecalls complain that audio quality is too poor, mostly (but not entirely) when I'm calling from one location. I'd appreciate assistance identifying and ...
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Trackpad in landscape

Did anyone by any chance figure out how to make a hardware bluetooth trackpad work properly in landscape mode? It seems that the system does not change the axis logic for trackpad coordinates when ...
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Are RAM and storage physically located on smartphone's SoC or not?

I started to learn about Android-based devices' hardware and already have learned about SoC, which includes CPU, GPU, connectivity modules, etc in one chip. I have found an example of SoC structure (...
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Using a phone to give internet access to an already established network

I am currently planning a project I wish to undertake in the next few months, a power bank / portable file server / wifi router. I want to be able to give internet access to devices connected to the ...
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nvidia shield tablet is not booting

I have still this brand new nvidia shield tablet which I got after recall. The thing is, after I've got it and whole reinstall, I haven't used it for several months. When I was about to use it a few ...
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Encryption failed after turning my android phone on

when i turn on my phone it shows "Encryption failed" and "Unable to start up your device. the encryption process was interrupted. you need to reset your device to factory default setting. this will ...
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OS-independent app loading problem

My phone has an odd problem, and I don't know where to start in diagnosing it. Several apps started having problems opening, taking a very long time (sometimes several minutes) to open; sometimes they ...
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OrangePi 3G-IOT GSM Function Not Working

I just built a small device using the MediaTek 6572 Controller on the Orange Pi 3G-IOT Controller Running Android 4.4 The Device boots up just fine and even shows good Signal Strength when GSM SIM ...
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After replacing the battery and the power circuit, the screen is black

I have recently replaced the battery in my Huawei Nova CAN-L01, along with the power circuit (the USB dock etc.). The replacement wasn’t really hard but I have a major problem now. I have tried to ...
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ST21i Removed boot flag

I was trying to boot from the sdcard, as I thought it was a boot order issue, I disabled the boot flag on the boot partition. Now my phone will not turn on, or enter bootloader. I have found various ...
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Repairing a suddenly dead Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2

Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (1, 2) bought used for diversity of Android tests during app development. Died suddenly a year later. Would still like to keep it running. It now has no sign of life when ...
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Android Phone won't accept my change of screen lock pin code (Encrypted phone & added NordVPN)

I am not locked out of my phone - it just doesn't accept my attempts to change the Pin #. I have Encrypted the phone and added NordVPN not sure if this is causing the issue. i think some has gotten ...
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Can I expect hardware components among devices of an individual model of Android to be the same across all devices of that model?

Can I expect specific hardware components of a device (camera, mic, ssd, etc...) to be the same among all devices sharing a model number (Galaxy Tab 2, Pixel 3, Nexus 6P) ? Is this something that is ...
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own phone number not displaying in contacts (S4 )

I recently got a new samsung galaxy S4 (handed down from my dad who has 3, this is the last one after the last two broke from things out of control over a few years) and mid getting everything back up ...
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Reading phone partition and writing to SD Card

Guys i really need HELP Mine Docomo S7 from Japan aka SC-02H is bricked, so No Download - No Recovery - Not Turning ON I found another SC-02H working one from mine friend - I Read somewhere that i ...
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Stock OnePlus 3 randomly rebooting multiple times per day

It might have been since the update to Oreo or just coincidence but my phone started rebooting by itself. Also noticed when it reboots after doing the usual booting animation which takes much longer ...
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How to get data off a completely dead Android phone?

Phone worked perfectly. Then one day completely dead, nothing at all. It may have been that "one day" was after some time of laying around, cannot recall. Model: Android AT&T Samsung Galaxy S3 (...

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