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fastboot works, adb doesn't

I picked up a second-hand Motorola Moto G (2nd gen) device. The model is technically XT1064 (Titan). On my Windows machine, I'm sometimes able to see an error message when I power down the phone ...
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Onboard ethernet drivers for Android-x86?

I have recently installed Android-x86 6.0 RC1 on a USB Flash drive, so I can test compatibility in various PCs and notebooks. One thing I noticed is that the Ethernet card is never detected (probably ...
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Safety of a Galaxy Note 7 with a non-factory battery

Backstory The now-infamous Galaxy Note7 was recalled by Samsung twice (and finally completely canceled) for its exploding batteries. After Samsung's long investigation into the cause of the explosions,...
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How do I make my phone fully customizable? [closed]

Recently my friend1 who knows how do stuff with phones has made friend2s phone fully customizable. At least that's what he said. The other day friend2 made everything in his phone to show Hodor. Time, ...
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Estimating life span of a device model

I'm currently looking into buying an Android smartphone. Naturally, I'd like to keep using it until the hardware becomes technologically obsolete -- which, according to my prior experience with PCs (...
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How can I create delay before my Android phone decides that wired handset is disconnected?

I've got Sony Z1 Compact with non-rooted Android 5.1.1. It has an issue with some of my wired headsets: any slight movement of the phone with headset connected causes the phone to stop playback ...
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Galaxy s 3 overheating seemingly out of nowhere

Phone is fairly new to me, I got it November or so. It's always worked just fine. Today I had it plugged in, walked into the other room for a few minutes and came back. Phone showed an error something ...
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Will Netflix still function properly on my LG K7 if I root it?

I recently got a new phone (LG K7, MetroPCS) and there are some things that I wanted to do, which require root access. I know how to root, and I know some apps won't work on a rooted device (Android ...
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Phone is booting with a specific battery on Samsung Galaxy S3 with CyanogenMod11

Yesterday my Samsung Galaxy S3 fell and shut down. I have tried many solutions to turn it on but the only thing I could do was to enter download mode. Today I tried to replace its battery with my ...
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How to wirelessly share tablet screen with someone far away?

I bought an Android tablet for my grandma (Amazon Fire 8 HD - but I got Google Play Store working) and if she has any questions I want her to be able to share her screen with me (I live far away). ...
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Forcing system upgrade despite “Battery too low”

I have a 2013 Nexus 7 running Android 6.0.1 which has survived a lot of physical distress (being dropped, being partially immersed in the bath one time, and an amateur screen replacement). For the ...
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What is an Android dock? When is a phone considered “docked”?

In Android's "daydream" settings, you can set "When to daydream" to "While docked" or "While charging." What does "Docked" mean? The only products I've seen that are sold as android "docks" are just ...
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How/where to query phone spec from phone OS and build details

I have data that looks like this: Linux; U; Android 5.0.1; SAMSUNG-SM-N910A Build/LRX22C Linux; U; Android 4.3; SAMSUNG-SM-G900A Build/JSS15J Linux; Android 6.0.1; SM-G900P Build/LRX22C and I would ...
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Are there any rowhammer resistance phones?

It's taken 31 years but someone finally get around to implementing rowhammer for the arm instruction set. So are there any ECC or MEU RAM chips available for phones or currently in use in any phones?
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How will the US version of the Google Pixel perform in Germany?

I am a very happy Nexus 5 owner in general. However, I have noticed that my (US version) Nexus 5 does not offer LTE in Germany --- at least on Tchibo as a carrier, who resells o2 (and maybe E-Plus, I ...
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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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Low power consumption application

In a non mobile application which is powered by a battery and it has to be powered on during weeks without recharging it. Is Android suitable? Or an embedded Linux is better ? Android has a power ...
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How much voltage does “Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman (WT19)” needs (for replacing the charger)?

I need to get a new charger for my phone, wich is a "Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman" and mine is WT19a, in the wiki article says there is another model called WT19i. I need to know the exact voltage ...
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What are the correct specs of Tecno W3 smart phone?

I would like to by Tecno W3 smart phone (Android 6.0 Marshmallow). I googled to know its GPU. Some websites said it's Mali-400 GPU such as: http://bestmobs.com/tecno-w3/ http://naijaquest.com/tecno-...
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Problem with earphone jack

I am really afraid of this, but please help me. I was trying to insert the 3.5 mm jack into the slot, and it just stopped midway. All of a sudden. It didn't happen yesterday. I was afraid if something ...
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Is it the hardbrick. Phone is not turning on neither by forcing it by pressing vol up,down and power button

I have flashed a stockrom downloaded from the internet from the given link to my qmobile z10 mtk6753, using SP flashtool https://docs.google.com/uc?export=download&confirm=45sO&id=...
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Where is the chart that shows device model popularity?

There is a box-chart that showed the list of android devices out in use, and the relative popularity of each. I'm not sure if this is Google Developer provided, or by some 3rd party, but I'd like to ...
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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 ...
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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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I used Google's Find My Phone to factory reset my phone since I lost it but before that happened, I got my phone back

So, I headed out one day and lost my phone. I head to see ways to get it back and saw that you can factory reset it through Google's Find My Phone. Now, someone gave it back and I'm stuck because if I ...
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Hardware key combinations to enable/disable TalkBack

I have found the following gestures out options I the TalkBack settings: I want to be able to get the double Coyle up and volume down long press key combination to toggle TalkBack on or off. This is ...
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Explosion proneness of my Samsung Galaxy Note 7 device

It's all over the news currently about the Samsung smartphone devices being a fire hazard, exploding, and there being a pertinent recall of such devices which have already caused property damage and ...
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Is there an Android equivalent to iOS's “CallKit”?

This actually seems like a very Android-like feature. When I heard about it, I thought there might be an Android equivalent. It lets VoIP apps use the standard phone app to call/receive calls, ...
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Phone to computer without computer install

I want to display my phone screen on my computer so that it can be projected on a screen. I am not allowed to install any software on the computer or alter any setting of the browser. I have tried ...
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Which Android phones support MiFare Classic NFC tags? [closed]

I have to use MiFare Classic NFC tags, which Android phones can read and write to it? Couldn't find it on the internet.
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Whatsapp files to new phone

I just bought a new phone. when installed whatsapp my last back up was over a month ago so my chats are old. I moved my files to the new phone but the file are encrypted and can't open. Do I need to ...
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Is there any way to add LTE/WCDMA/GSM (Auto) option in a rooted non LTE device (Note3 Neo)?

So my phone is an Indian Note 3 Neo (SM-N750) which has an Exynos processor. I need to activate the above requested option so as to trick a LTE only sim into believing that my device can support LTE ...
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If I buy an Android phone today and want security updates for as long as possible, how should I choose a phone? I'm willing to use custom ROMs.​

Background Quite a few software developers offer special "long-term support" (LTS) or "extended-support release" (ESR) editions of their products. You install the product once and get security ...
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What device is this?

I've seen a particular phone on Engadget and many other sites but I can't figure out what it actually is. Here is a link: https://www.engadget.com/2016/05/22/google-science-journal-for-android/ Any ...
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LG D620r stuck on bootloop after flashing TWRP

I've recently tried to install Cyanogen Mod for my LG G2 Mini (D620r) - i downloaded all required software and double checked if that's for my phone model. I've rooted the phone, unlocked the ...
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Which phone configuration is better?

I want to buy Moto G4 Plus phone but I am confused as they are giving us two configurations. 1) 3 GB RAM with Snapdragon 617 Octacore 1.5GHz processor and 32 GB ROM 2) 4 GB RAM with Snapdragon 617 ...
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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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Project Fi - Calling Through Hangouts Compared to Calling Through Phone

I use Project Fi for my Nexus 6P running Android version 6.0.1. I noticed that calling through the Hangouts app leads to much clearer audio than calling through the Phone App. I have been using ...
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My Phone isnt working

I havent used my LG Volt phone for a couple of months because i bought a ios phone. My ios phone broke and i tried charging my LG Volt phone over night and turning it on no response. I tried taking my ...
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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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Dead spots on touchscreen: Could it be related to software corruption?

I have a Sony Xperia P running stock Android 4.1.2. A few days ago, my phone started misbehaving and I found some dead spots on its touchscreen. I can't click on some of the areas. Could it be a ...
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Android phone images are not the correct resolution

My android phone has an 8 megapixel camera meaning the resolution of the images should be 3,264 x 2,448. However when i plug my phone into my computer and view the details of the pictures, some are ...
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Android Tablet Won't Stay Off

I have a Cube U30GT Mini tablet with Android 4.1.1, kernel 3.0.8, Rockchip rk3066. This tablet won't stay off unless the battery is dead. Doing a normal "Power Off" just reboots the tablet. If the ...
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max microSD capacity? how is this controlled?

So I'm looking at a cheap android phone ($30) to use as an MP3 player while at the gym. I just saw several from the local carriers (perhaps same phone but rebranded?) and they advertised the phone as ...
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How to identify fake call log entries in the Android call log database?

Is there a way to discriminate between real call events and fake call log entries (made using some app) from the call log database in Android?
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Phone downloads mysterious file

I wasn't doing anything with my phone, when I pulled it out of my pocket a notification saying "-tWW3IHZgSg - Download complete." was visible. This file was in the downloads folder, I copied it to my ...
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GPT utility can brick laptops?

Which utility is Android-x86 using for partitions? Is it gdisk? The prompt is to use GPT. What are the risks with regards to formatting a disk with this tool, and installing Android-x86? Under ...
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Windows cant see my android phone. SM-J200F

I reinstall my windows today, and i try to install my phone drivers. when installing drivers I accidentally closed automatic driver install window. So, i try to reinstall but not work. I tried ...
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Is it possible to run android without a screen on plain phone mainboard?

I use Android phone as "brain" of my DIY robot in connection with Arduino Mega board. It is generally low-cost solution, because cheapest Android phone costs about $30 and Arduino Mega clone costs $7. ...
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No 4K option Letv 1s

Last week i bought a Letv 1s mobile. In the device specification it states that the mobile has 4K support. And so the hardware info details. But It dont have 4K options in the default camera app.. ...

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