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Enforcing USB debugging state with root? [duplicate]

EDIT: answer is here Enable "Install via USB" without creating MI Account In short: 1. Enable USB debugging 2. Run any terminal as root 3. setprop persist.security.adbinput 1 4. That's all, ...
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Init ignores .rc in the /system/etc/init [duplicate]

on boot iptables blah --blah iptables blah --blah service myservice /system/bin/myarm64binary --config /path/to/conf.cfg class main user root According to the documentation: https://...
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Install MIUI PlayStore using Google Installer, got error: can't downgrade apps for google play service

In my old Xiaomi device, Mi Note2, Mi Mix2, to install google play store, I just run the google installer. It will install everything needed automatically. However recently, I tried to run Google ...
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Deleting the security app in miui?

Read contradicting things about deleting that bloatware default security app (redmi note 8 pro). Some say its safe to do so but others say its tied down to some core system functionalities. Has anyone ...
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What is the difference between fastboot command flashing and flashing using a flash tool(like mi flash tool flashing)?

BACKGROUND Xiaomi has its own Mi Flash Tool in which we select the .bat and flash. But if we use fastboot commands then we only need system.img, boot.img, recovery.img, cache.img and userdata.img ...
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How to install the app with its data using .bak files

Background I created a local backup of my apps in my Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 before installing another MIUI ROM. Problem During transfer of that backup to PC or some other way(I don't know how!) the ...
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How can I set the clock app linked in notification center?

In the notification center I can click the clock to open the clock app. How can I set the clock app which should be opened? Currently MIUI11 default clock app is used but I want Google Clock which ...
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How to manually install 3rd party shared library to android phone?

I'm trying to install xiaomi get apps on my xiaomi mi a2 Lite phone. I downloaded the apk from the internet and it failed when I tried to install it. So I used adb from my computer and I got this ...
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Cannot share screen (Cast) with to different MIU11 devices and a LG TV UM7100PLA

I have tried to cast the screen of a MI9T and a MI5Plus devices updated to the latest version (MIU11) with the same results: When I enable the Cast function no device is found no matter how log I ...
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Redmi 5 custom rom major issue

This is my first question in Stack exchange. Please ignore grammatical mistakes. I had MIUI 9.3 installed along with Magisk v.17 in my Redmi 5 and was working fine. I thought of trying Lineage OS 17,...
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How to enable missing system UI notification icons?

Is there a way to fix missing notifications icons on MIUI, on MIUI 9 there is no toggle symbol for VPN activated like WiFi or Bluetooth. I need a convenient way to confirm whether the VPN is running ...
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Can I use an old SIM from a locked phone in my Redmi?

I've never had a Smartphone that I used as an actual phone with a SIM before. I have a Redmi 6 I bought overseas (Android 9, MIUI 11) that's only been used with Wi-Fi. I just cut short a long overseas ...
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Share clipboard data between users on multi-user (secondary space) Android?

Leaving security concerns aside, is there a reliable way to communicate data via clipboard between users on a single device without using network methods? For example just to copy a link in the ...
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How can I change the default browser on MIUI 10.x?

I've read this question: How can I change the default browser? but the instructions there don't fit my Xiaomi phone, which has the MIUI 10 interface. How can I change the default browser there?
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Access the Digital wellbeing information from local device

Google has implemented Digital wellbeing as part of Android pie through its Beta experience. This app captures user interactions and creates nice charts for users to understand how much was screen on ...
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How to change DPI [MIUI 11 Stable Xiaomi EU]

How to change DPI? I know that I can manually manipulate text size etc... but I'd like to globally change it in system, so that's screen is 6.3" but everything is scaled like it it's f.i. 5". ...
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Apps keep crashing and weird colored lines appear on the screen

I have a Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 since June. It was running pretty fine from the beginning but it started having issues since October. At the beginning, I saw Viber app crashing for about 3 times in a ...
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How can I reset MIUI 11 features?

I turned off MIUI optimization and some features were lost and I can't retrieve them after I turn it on again.
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How MIUI releases based on different Android versions have same features?

I would like to know how MIUI can provide features on all devices that have the same version of MIUI on it, without the same Android version?
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Automatically turn off bluetooth discoverability

Bluetooth discoverability is meant to be active only when in the Bluetooth settings. But somehow Xiaomi MIUI changed that so it is always active. Is there some tool that will turn off the Bluetooth ...
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Play Store can't update apps

I have a Xiaomi Redmi 5A with mi-globe MIUI 11 ROM, with Magisk 20.0 root. Yesterday, Play Store updates suddenly stopped working. I checked the logcat and it appears it's trying to link /data/app/com....
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How to safely remove, disable, freeze system apps on rooted device?

How to safely remove, disable, freeze system apps on rooted device (Xiaomi Mi9)? I tried doing it old school on my Mi9 but after removing just absolute bloatware system doesn't boot, had to reinstall ...
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How to check IMSI/ICCID on MIUI10?

Is there any way to view IMSI and ICCID numbers of my SIM-cards? I didn't find such menu neither in About-Status nor anywhere else.
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Errors after MIUI ROM flashing with TWRP

I'm trying to flash Xiaomi EU stable version of MIUI 10 on my Redmi Note 4 MTK. TWRP: 3.0.2 ROM: Xiaomi EU MIUI 10 (HMNote4_V10.2.1.0) Gapps: arm64-6.0-nano After first flash with full wipe, it has ...
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How do I recover data from Xiaomi RedMi Note 3?

So I have two sisters who own Xiaomi Note 5Pro and Note3. ( These phones were never rooted or updated ) A few days ago I kept a copy of my important data in both the phones as that data was very dear ...
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Google Assistant Opens Facebook Messenger instead of SMS app

I've had my XiaoMi Redmi Note 7 with the stock MIUI 10 Global OS for a while and just started playing with the Google Assistant. Every time I try and use commands for text messages (reading, reviewing,...
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Preferred Network Type Settings

I am on Miui and the default setting for the Preferred Network Type doesn't want to save. I want to change it but when ever I close it it won't save. Anyone knows how to fix it?
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How to install global MIUI/google services on a Redmi Note 8 Pro?

I have recently bought a Redmi 8 Pro in China with the Chinese MIUI 10. Because I live in the UK, I would like to use google services and apps such as Whatsapp and Facebook that are not available on ...
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Why switching off for 5 minutes increase the android device performance

I have observed that an Android device (I have tested on Mi 6 Pro) will regain the performance which have been deteriorated for some months after I have switched off the phone for 5 minutes and then ...
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Can't flash stock MIUI ROM, Updater process ended with signal: 7

Okay so, I've tried multiple guides and seen multiple questions and problems similar to mine, but none of them helped me in any way. I'm trying to flash the stock MIUI rom on a Pocophone F1 via adb ...
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4k Photos or just video?

I've seen in the updates that 4k 60fps has been added but I cannot find a setting to take 4k photos. The pictures don't look as good as the videos but I don't know if I am doing something wrong.
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 cannot connect to LG FH2 speaker since there's a Bluetooth profile incompatibility

I have found that my LG FH2 speaker uses the A2DP profile protocol: http://gscs-b2c.lge.com/downloadFile?fileId=gQHBfK7s0ZXFVKL7CatPeA ...whereas my Android phone is unable to get connected to it, ...
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How to restore Google Accounts from a local backup in MIUI 10?

Lately, I reset my Redmi Note 6 Pro and even backed up everything. Now, my question is that if I restore the local backup file will my multiple G-Mail or Google accounts get restored too?
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How to make MIUI 10 Android 8 to auto-connect to a filtered WiFi AP?

I have a well working WiFi AP - actually a number of them. They are just fine themselves. Other iOS, Mac, Windows etc devices auto-connect just fine to it. I also have Xiaomi mi5 with MIUI 10 Android ...
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(MIUI 9.5) got “waiting for wifi” when tried to install apps using mobile data

How to download from Google Play without Wi-Fi setup ? I always got "waiting for wifi" when tried to install apps using mobile data. Untick download using Wi-Fi doesn't help. BTW, I'm using MIUI 9.5 ...
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Is it possible to Unlock bootloader at phone with MIUI without registration?

Is it possible to Unlock bootloader at phone with MIUI without registration at: https://en.miui.com/unlock/
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What are the “dctp” and “did” files in my Android storage?

I have noticed two strange files in my Android storage. They are named "dctp" and "did". They don't have any extensions and my programs cannot read them. What are those files and what are their ...
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What's the downloaded_rom folder and what's its difference from the Download folder?

I have a Redmi phone with Android Nougat 7.1. In the file explorer I found the downloaded_rom folder, next to the Download folder. The first one is empty. What's its purpose?
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My Chinese Redmi 4A showed me a step counter in the screen to the left of the home screen but my non-Chinese Redmi 6 does not

I bought my old Redmi 4A in China less than two years ago. I never installed most of the Google infrastructure on it. I did upgrade to MIUI 10. I just bought a Redmi 6 in Taiwan so it does have all ...
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LTE doesn't work after attemp of fixing hotspot using ADB

I had problem with hotspot in Xiaomi Mi5s Plus after updating to MIUI10. I used ADB: settings put global tether_dun_required 0 Unfortunately, after that mobile data and 4G network stopped working. ...
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Is there a way to turn on Reading Mode on MIUI using terminal commands or adb?

Background I have been using a Xiaomi device running MIUI8 and had the option of enabling Reading Mode (use of contrast colours to reduce blue light emision) on select Apps (which was great) but upon ...
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File transfer over USB cable option no longer appears after upgrade to MIUI 10

I have a Xiaomi Redmi 4A and I used to often transfer files between it and my Windows 10 laptop PC over USB cable. When I plugged in the cable the phone it used to prompt me to choose between USB ...
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Not receiving SMS from short numbers on Xiaomi Mi Max 3 (MIUI)

Phone doesn't receive 2fa messages, bank codes, etc. This is chinese Xiaomi Mi Max 3 with unlocked bootloader which came with global 10.0.1.0 miui (Android 8.1). What I've tried: checking sms ...
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Unpinning apps when using Gesture-based system navigation

I've recently acquired a Redmi Note 5, and I quite appreciate the gesture navigation. (Settings -> System & Device -> Full screen display -> Full screen gestures) However, I also like using app ...
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How to update Android System WebView on MIUI

I'm on rooted MIUI 10 8.8.9 Android 8.1 Currently there is WebView version 62.0.3202.84 installed inside /system/app/WebViewGoogle/WebViewGoogle.apk with /oat/arm and /oat/arm64 directories ...
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Cannot install ANY Facebook app. Be it regular, modded or even lite

Patient: Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime MIUI 10 v8.8.23 beta by xiaomi.eu Android 6.0.1 What happened: Annoyed with Facebook app burning my eyes, and unofficial mobile wrappers being generally slow and ...
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WIndows Antivirus reports Arp Cache Poisoning Attack by Android device

A Windows computer running ESET reports Arp Cache Poisoning Attack by the IP of my android phone. It's Redmi Note 4, MIUI 9 Global Stable, Android 7.0. I scanned it with Avast, Malwarebytes, MIUI ...
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MIUI theme made with MIUI theme creator creating problems

I have a Redmi note 5 running MIUI 9.6.2.0 | Stable. I made a theme using MIUI Theme Creator and successfully applied it, but after an hour or so, the theme went back to it's default one. This is ...
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How do I get split screen apps to both stay active [duplicate]

I am trying to run 2 apps in split screen with both staying active at the same time. Most results on google are saying this is not possible and they blame the app for it not working. Below is some ...
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App installing takes a long time in a Work Profile

Having MIUI optimization enabled on a MIUI device (for me: Mi Max 2) makes it to take a long time (exactly 10 minutes) for each new app to be installed. Although I have not seen such behavior in the ...