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Enable "Install via USB" without creating MI Account

I am trying to create some apps on my xiaomi smartphone (MIUI 8), but when I try to run an app, the error INSTALLATION_CANCELED_BY_USER appears. I found that the problem is that I must enable the "...
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How to uninstall a system app using adb uninstall command (NOT remove via rm or any other way)

Have to mention this to avoid possible confusion, this question is not duplicate. This question is specific to using adb to uninstall a package. There are several similar questions but are all ...
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What is MIUI optimization?

In MIUI (an Android ROM), there is an option in developer settings called MIUI optimization. When this option is enabled, an app can't be installed via USB (i.e. from Android Studio). What is the ...
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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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What does Hot Boot mean?

In Miui ROMs, there are four options for rebooting a phone from the power menu: What does "Hot Boot" mean, technically speaking? Are there any circumstances where a hot boot could cause harm? Are ...
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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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How can I access the internal phone storage via ClockworkMod recovery?

I have an HTC Incredible, rooted to MIUI, and am frozen on the white Incredible boot screen. I need to grab a few pictures off the phone before I do a new install. Is it possible to access the phone ...
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The app Facebook has violated its self-enforced StrictMode policy

I am using Red Mi Note running on MIUI5. Recently, I am getting this error: The app Facebook (process.com.facebook.katana) has violated its self-enforced StrictMode Policy. What does it mean? How ...
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Google Now says it's not available in my country

On my Xiaomi M2A, Google Now complains that it's not available in my country. I know for a fact that Google Now is available in the Netherlands, because it works fine on my Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet. ...
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How do I change the default search app in MIUI?

I'm running MIUI 11.20.90 on my HTC Incredible. I recently updated the Google Search app via the Android Market and now the default search app has changed from Google Search to MIUI's built-in ...
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How to change bottom bar apps in MIUI launcher?

I have installed a ROM based on MIUI. The default launcher has 4 buttons on the bottom bar; is it possible to change the app shortcut of them?
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How to determine cause of boot halt in Samsung logo screen?

The apps kept crashing on my phone (even MIUI Home) so I shut it down using the long power press and selecting shut down/power off option. When I powered it back on, it just stays stuck on the ...
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MIUI 7/8 has no way to disable the global Google Spell Check

I am the happy owner of a brand new Xiaomi Redmi 3 Prime. It comes with the MIUI 7, and there is a free upgrade to MIUI 8 via the built-in upgrade software. My only complaint, so far, is that it ...
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Locking bootloader after vendor build change

So, I have a Mi 10 Lite with the MIUI 12 EEA, and it's not the stock ROM but the Vodafone build (QJIEUVF). As there's the new Android 11 update coming, I'd like to have that and not wait for Vodafone ...
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Is there a way to group notifications by app?

So, my phone is running MIUI 12.5(rooted if it matters) and some apps just push individual notifications so each notification I get, shows up in its own bubble instead of showing them all under a ...
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How do I check which apps are using wifi?

I'm using the red mi 2 and data transfer is taking place via wifi, problem is I don't know which app is using it. Is there a way to see wifi usage statistics?
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What's the process for installing a new ROM after I've just completed one?

I have a HTC Incredible running 2.2, successfully used the unrevoked method and rooted it, used Titanium Backup to back up all apps and system data, and ROM manager to install and run CM7. ok, that's ...
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What will be faster when moving to sd-ext via A2SD+ Data or Dalvik-cache? (or can I move both with no extra-penalty)

I'm using A2SD+ on my HTC Desire running on MIUI. Currently only the app and app-private are under /sd-ext, but I'm running out of space very quickly :) Currently my dalvik-cache consumes 46.3MB and ...
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Redmi boot screen in Chinese - help

All of sudden when my 'Redmi Note 9' phone was restarted, I somehow landed on a bootscreen menu which is Chinese language. Volume Up key is apparently not working on this screen. And I cannot exit to ...
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Poco X3 Pro 90Hz SetEdit setting not working

Poco X3 Pro ships with 60hz or 120hz screen settings and no 90hz (for optimal battery/performance preference like some other Xiaomi phones). There are dozens of guides showing how to achieve 90hz ...
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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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Google Now Launcher doesn't list installed apps on MIUI8

I am using MIUI8 on my Mi4i. I have installed Google Now launcher, but the app drawer does not show the list of apps. See the picture: But searching from the search bar in home screen returns matched ...
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Stuck on Boot Animation

Recently I installed MIUI v5 rom on my smartphone. When I rebooted my smartphone it got stuck on the MI Boot Animation Logo. What is the problem? Please Help me.
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Does a MIUI-Phone work in Europe?

I've just read about the chinese MIUI Phones (Mi Two), my question is wheter they work in Europe, or might there be some issues because of other phone networks? Might there be some other issues apart ...
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Why do two smartphones connected to the same WiFi network show different speeds (one displays the link speed as 135 Mbps and other only 72 Mbps)?

I have two Android phones: Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Acer Liquid Z630s On Redmi Note 3, the link speed is only 72 Mbps and the download speed hardly crosses 50 Mbps. Whereas on Acer Z630s, the link speed ...
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upgrading to android 10 on RedMi Note 5

I have made system update on my Redmi Note 5. Before system update it has Android version 7.2. Now after I do system update it is showing MIUI version 11.0.5.0 and Android Version 9PKQ1.180904.001. I ...
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How can I export MIUI notes?

I'm using a Xiaomi RedMi 3S phone, whose MIUI environment includes a "Notes" app. The app itself does not have an export feature. Can I somehow locate/extract the note data - for all notes - ...
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How to unlock bootloader, root and install​ TWRP on Redmi 3S+ (should work with Mi 3s Prime too)

On Redmi 3S+ , how do I : I) Unlock bootloader II) Install TWRP and root There are confusing instructions available on internet. This is a self answered question detailing the procedure
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Can't install app (Error code: -26)

I am trying to install Lost Android and Wheres My Droid but I always get this error on both apps: I have sufficient free space and have installed other apps so that's not an issue. I am using custom ...
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Xiaomi Redmi 1S: Deleted system and framework folders

I have a Xiaomi Redmi 1S. Through Root Browser app I unfortunately deleted system and framework folders. From then onwards my phone is not getting booted up. I tried wiping and resetting my phone from ...
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Cannot sign-in into the app using Google account

I have Shiaomi Redmi 5 with Android 8 and MIUI 11. My Google account is OK - I can use play store, gmail, whatever. But when some app requires sign-in my phone is stacked on the window I.e. I try to ...
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Disable Bluetooth discoverability in Redmi 6 / MIUI 11

Is it possible to completely turn of the ability of my Redmi 6 (using MIUI 11 currently) to being discovered via Bluetooth by other devices? If yes, then how to achieve this? Things I've tried or read ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy S2 bricked?

I own a galaxy sII. 3 weeks back, I downloaded and flashed the MIUI ICS rom on my phone. A week later I tried to update the ROM through ROM Manager. Everything went fine except when after flashing the ...
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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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Is it possible to run an app twice side by side on the MIUI?

It is said that with MIUI, it is possible to run the same app twice as if they are on two different phones. (example: WeChat or Line running with a work account and one running with a personal account)...
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How do I get MIUI to allow notifications for reminder apps?

I'm using an MI phone (Redmi Note 4G), it runs on MIUI v7. This is a problem that a lot of people have been facing for a really long time now: Push notifications for reminder apps (Say Wunderlist, ...
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How to revoke all authorizations (to private data) given to Xiaomi in MIUI?

On Xiaomi Mi Note 10 there are three prompts asking for authorizations: When opening Bereinigung (the stock cleaning app; I tried using that because I still can't delete caches with Xiaomi Mi Note 10)...
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How to hide or unhide app in MIUI drawer?

In MIUI I have Files app hidden. I don't have it in my drawer. I can run it by adb shell like this: am start -n com.android.documentsui/com.android.documentsui.LauncherActivity But how do I add this ...
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How can I turn on notifications on phone speakers when earphones are plugged in?

Phone: Redmi Note 8 Pro, MIUI Global 12.0.7.0 Stable (QGGMIXM), Android 10QP1A.190711.020 I can't seem to find a way to get notification sounds through my speakers if I have my earphones plugged in. ...
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How to resolve a bug where documets and media files are not indexed to MediaStorage

I have encountered a problem with several file managers which I have failed to resolve. Files in my device are not properly indexed and hence are not recognised by the file managers at least to my ...
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Is there a way to unlock stock miui phone after forgetting password?

I have stock xiaomi mi 8 without any additions. I changed my password, and after 3 days of not typing it, I realized that I forgot the new password. I know some words etc, which are there, but I can ...
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Device says bootloader unlocked but OEM unlock option can enabled and disabled?

I have a Redmi Note 3 (INDIAN VARIANT Kenzo/Snapdragon variant running on Marshmellow 6.0.1 with MIUI Global 10.2) on which I performed an bootloader unlocking procedure via the tool XiaoMiTool V2 ...
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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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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 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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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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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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(SOLVED) How (methods) to unlock Bootloader on own Xiaomi Mi5 MIUI8 (Data Recovery context)

UPDATE: 2018/06/27, bootloader implies wipe and it is a dead end for Data Recovery, mount as USB Mass Storage implies root to change settings, and for Mi5 or MIUI 8 this implies flashing ROM (dead end ...
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phone disconnects from PC after while

my phone disconnects from usb after a while but keeps charging. When plugged to wall charger it does charge, but there is no notification and it even says "connect to charger" when battery is low. I ...
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