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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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want to use my phone as a public proxy

I have a rooted Samsung Galaxy S5 running Android 6.0.1. I want to use the phones mobile data as a proxy for my VPS. Obviously they are not in the same network so the proxy needs to be public for my ...
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Leaving phone plugged in all the time?

I have a spare OnePlus One that I use for home automation stuff (RM Plugin, Tasker, etc.) I leave it plugged in all the time. Sometimes the phone does get quite hot. Just today, wanting to do more ...
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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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How to solve USB debugging error when connecting my mobile with my laptop? [closed]

When I connect my mobile phone to my laptop, it is not recognised by Android Studio
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Huawei Phone Ram replacement, flash rom?

My friend's phone died with no signs of life, the repairs shop diagnosed it to have it's ram chip failed and they say that all the data will be lost after repair. Does it need to have its ROM ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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