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Is it possible to update redmi 9 using USB to PC connection?

Redmi 9 -> usb connection -> to windows 10 PC which has wired internet. Is it possible to update the smartphone software? it doesn't automatically do anything, other than file exchange. There's ...
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Internet stops working on my home Wi-Fi network until I restart the Wi-Fi

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and recently I have been experiencing a very weird problem. When connected to Wi-Fi on my home network, the internet frequently stops working. I would still be connected ...
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wifi speed is perfect in laptop but very low in mobile why?

isp : gtpl phone : poco F1 plan : 40 mbps down and half of it upload router settings : channel 6 and frequancy auto security : WPA - Personal note : both test were on wifi, laptop was not connected ...
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How to forward portsbon a USB tethered connection?

I'm using a USB tethered connection from my phone to my PC, I'd like to know if there's any way I can forward ports through this tethered connection, so that I'm able to play games that uses peer-to-...
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Latency spikes regularly spaced on a OnePlus5 phone, reproducible on both ATT & TMobile

I'm seeing latency spikes consistently spaced. I'm using packetlosstest.com to check latency (also experiencing the issue with real-time apps). Normal latency is ~100ms, at regular intervals I ...
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Are the Ip address of a website and the android app equivalent the same?

So recently i wanted to block website. So i found out the ip address of the website using ping command and blocked it using the ip filter on my router configuration page eg: 192.168.0.1 for D-Link. ...
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Timezone is not updating with WiFi and ethernet network in Android

I am working with Android AOSP. When I connect my Android device with cellular network, then the timezone is updating (if I enable the "auto-update time zone" option). But if I connect my ...
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Hotspot stops uploading to internet suddenly

I have Android 2.3.6 (rooted) on my Samsung I9003 Galaxy SL and use the "USB tethering" option to connect my laptop to the cellphone and sometimes "Mobile AP" as a hotspot. When I ...
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Podcasting Apps Using Internet Even with Downloaded Episodes

I've been using a couple podcast apps, Podbean and Pocket Casts most recently. If I run an internet speed test from a PC on my network, I find that while playing a downloaded episode from my phone ...
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How can I configure Android so that all Internet traffic goes through a VPN and is blocked if the VPN isn't activated, without rooting Android?

How can I configure Android so that all Internet traffic goes through a VPN and is blocked if the VPN isn't activated, without rooting Android?
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(Root) Is there any way we can block internet accessfrom a specific app, not a whole system firewall or VPN that always run in the background?

Is there any way that can block also foreground internet access of a specific app permanently? Not a VPN or similar that affects the whole connection and keep running the background. No VPN! Root is ...
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Can't access internet anymore while on phone call

I spent over 40 minutes on the phone yesterday with a Verizon "tech" trying to figure out why I can no longer access the internet while I'm on a phone call. She asked me everything about my ...
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Manage connectivity of apps to internet of Sim-card vs. wifi

I have a Redmi note 8 android smart-phone, If I use Wifi then all the applications connect to the internet, But in Simcard, some of the applications are not able to connect to the internet. For ...
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How to block websites from chrome using Google family link or similar

While using Google family link I am unable to block some websites. Maybe it's a bug, but for some reason for website like Instagram is blocked from being accessed but reddit is not. Does anyone have ...
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Connected to wifi, but no internet access [duplicate]

first question here. I was using wifi normally on my phone. Then I turned it off and after some time turned it back again. Since then I can not access the internet. It's showing Connected(no internet ...
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Connected to wifi, but no internet access

first question here. I was using wifi normally on my phone. Then I turned it off and after some time turned it back again. Since then I can not access the internet. It's showing Connected(no internet ...
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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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I have a Redmi 4 phone , what are possible reasons for internet issues in it?

There are some locations where internet in my Redmi 4 phone works very fast and every time. But there are some locations (like the place currently i am living) where it shows full network but most of ...
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How to avoid disabling internet and GPS?

My friend have installed an app to watch the location of the children, BUT this app is useless if the kid can disable 4G internet and GPS. How to avoid disabling internet and GPS? Or is there some app ...
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How to permanently disable mobile data on a rooted Android device?

Hi guys I was hoping for some guidance on disabling my mobile data on my rooted Android. I've tried locating a file do delete with ES explorer, but I'm honestly unsure if there is such a separate file ...
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Websites suddenly inaccessible but Google search works

I'm using a Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S running Android 2.3.4 as a secondary phone. I used to surf internet until recently without so much hassle (using WiFi, not mobile data). But recently, some ...
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How to permanenlty disable mobile data by renaming or editing files or directories on rooted-device?

Yes, I read the answers to the question by the link Disable mobile data permanently but I'm interested in a solution related with directories and files on rooted-device and not in using an application ...
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Data on 4G only with 3g access without data

My provider has special 4G only bundles at more GB/$ but has no VoLTE support, I was looking for a solution to block mobile data when and after i get a call or for other reasons when I drop to 3G/H+. ...
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Adroid phone refuse to connect via WAN interface while all other devices on the LAN or WiFi can connect to internet

In short, my phone cannot connect to the internet via 2 WiFi access points in my house. 4G mobile data works fine. Connecting to other WiFi and hot-spots away from my own WAN works fine. All other ...
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Google services don't work on apps but work on browser after changing SIM card

I changed the SIM card in my cell phone and Google apps such as Google Maps, YouTube, etc. no longer works, saying I was offline. Yet they still work if accessed from a web browser. How to get the ...
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How to use “/etc/hosts” file as only DNS on Android?

On my Android-based device I need to block access to all websites except ones are in a whitelist. I know that on desktop Windows I can list allowed hosts in the hosts file and then switch the DNS in ...
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Phone not connecting in 4G

I have, since almost one year, a Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro smartphone and never connected on 4G, in the tray bar there is always H or H+ (in the previous phone I had it was almost always on 4G). My ISP ...
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How can I share my free internet vpn connection with my laptop? [duplicate]

I am getting the free internet connection through both HTTP Injector and Anonytun, I want to get the same fast connection in my laptop as in the android phone? Please use simple language since I'm not ...
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Android 10 and no internet wifi

I've been working on developing an android app for some time now that is meant to communicate with an embedded device. The embedded device acts as its own Wireless Access point, and has no internet ...
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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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What is cause of internet malfunction?

When phone is brand new and updated to latest firmware and network is also good then what possible causes can be of internet malfunction? I'm using Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 Running on stable pie.
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What are potential causes of internet malfunction?

I'm using Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2. Running on android pie. Phone is updated to latest firmware. Few days ago I've changed sim card but problem still persist. I can use internet with another sim card ...
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Mobile internet doesn't work on browsers with VPN turned off, but it works in some apps, and works via Wi-Fi in all apps

I cannot use any browser with VPN turned off using mobile internet, but I can use other apps, such as BBC or Viber. I also can access the internet via Wi-Fi with VPN turned off. I have resetted APN ...
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Network Problem in Android x86

I dual booted Android x86 8.1 iso in PC. Everything went nice but when I set it up it was not getting network. I am using USB device for internet connection. Can anyone please tell how to fix it?
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Managing /data/system/netpolicy.xml: what do these policies mean?

Seems like it wasn't clever of me to restore Data (policy/stats) with Titanium Backup. It has all that apps' unique UIDs from my previous system (actually, the same phone, but wiped and flashed) and ...
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How to block network traffic going to a specific remote port?

Is there a way I could block a specific network port connection for a specific app in Android? My phone is rooted. I know iptables -I OUTPUT -p tcp --dport xx -j DROP but this blocks those ports for ...
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How to connect an Android phone to PC for internet via USB

I need to share the internet connection of the PC with the smartphone, using a USB cable, is it possible to do that? My router has some problems and the WiFi doesn't work. But on my computer, the ...
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How to block TCP connections?

I have an app, a replica of a shooter game in Android. It is just for experimental use only, me and my friends are testing it. I need to block all TCP connections so I can test my security. But its ...
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Can I use DNS-over-TLS below Android Pie?

Unfortunately DoT isn't part of Android below version 9. Is there a workaround app or should I better install LineageOS 16 on my old smartphone device?
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Can not recognise wifi if the device is far from router

My phone connect when device is close to router but signal is weak.In some routers it connect to wifi and works fine. My mobile data works fine. When i have my mobile data open and activate the ...
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Why network activity is detected from apps after VPN firewall blocks them?

A few non-rooted (no rooted) Android 7 and 8 phones from (Huawei, ZTE, Neffos and Samsung) were tested in this simple firewall (NetGuard) experiment. A selection of apps (including apps from the phone ...
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Should a certificate be installed when a browser offers to install it?

I was accessing my internet banking site, and I found my browser asking to install some certificates noted some extensions of certificate. Do I need to install certificate to access the site safely ...
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Restricting an app to only send internet traffic but not receive that back?

Is there a way or app to restrict some apps on my Android, or the whole device, to only send internet data packets but not receive them back? I want to confuse a game app by doing this. It restricts ...
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How to view network traffic requested by a specific app?

There are lots of discussion on how to see which app is requesting network connection. I have tried the following apps: tcapturepacket wifi monitor connection tracker However, none of them was ...
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Persistent Problem: Internet may not be available

I have a J7 (SM-J730F/DS) and noticed a while back that I can connect to WiFi but that on some networks I got the message "Internet may not be available" .... and it wasn't. This message started to ...
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After every reboot apps can't use the network

On a Xiaomi Mi 5. Android version 7.1.2 MIUI Global 8.5. After every rebook I get the message "Can't use the Network" every time an app starts. This is how it looks for Telegram:
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Where does Google Chrome automatically save pages?

I opened the following page: https://goughlui.com/2014/10/01/usb-cable-resistance-why-your-phonetablet-might-be-charging-slow/ When disconnecting WiFi and even after rebooting the mobile phone, the ...
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Infinity loading of centrain Google Apps on Italian SIM

I have OnePlus 5 (Android 8) phone and I have 1 SIM slot with my home SIM and 2 SIM slot with Italian Prepaid card with internet data. I am getting infinity loops when I am using centrain Google apps....
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Phone won't connect to internet in the background! Why?

My phone (Galaxy Note 4) running Android 6.0.1 can't do anything internet related unless the process is running in the foreground. I've been dealing with it for so long, but now I'm stuck in the ...
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Slow internet connectivity on samsung galaxy j7 prime

It has been a month since I am facing slow internet connectivity issues on my samsung galaxy J7prime even on jio4g data plan. I contacted Jio helpline twice and they said they 'll try to rectify if ...

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