Questions tagged [nexus-5]

For questions about the LG Nexus 5, the first phone to ship with Android 4.4 (KitKat). Please only use this tag if you feel your question is specific to the Nexus 5.

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Diagnostic mode in Nexus 5 - Cannot access dev/diag directory

I am currently trying to enable diag mode on my rooted LG Nexus 5 (android 6.0.1), in order to work on a network traffic analysis program. This program requires access to dev/diag directory, which for ...
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Copy files from Nexus 5 Hammerhead via Recoverymode to a PC (Win 7)

i wanted to reuse my old Nexus 5 Hammerhead, but i forgot my android PIN. So i thought, just to reinstall a new Lineage OS. But i want to save my data before hand. I can see the data when i boot into ...
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Nexus 5 stuck on OS loading animation, pressing Volume-/Power only shows fastboot for a second, adb shows nothing

This is the normal LineageOS loading screen, which I had until yesterday: Problem: Since yesterday, only one circle is going from right to left, forever. In other words, it never reaches the 3 ...
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Drive sends an almost-daily “1 file is now available offline” notification

On my second device (Nexus 5), I keep getting the same notification from Drive almost every morning. When I click on it, the app opens its main screen without marking the file that I was notified ...
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How do I enable USB debugging from TWRP

After a series of idiotic events on my parts, I have ended up with full software wiped (including stock os) without USB debugging or any roms to flash. I am able to access TWRP but pretty much nothing ...
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Android GUI: Y Axis Inversion

Somehow the Y-axis of my Android display became inverted. I'm looking for a way to return it to normal. At this stage I don't care if it's a real solution to the original problem or a workaround. ...
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ADB no device Nexus 5

On my Nexus 5 (LineageOS 15.1 / Android 8.1) i can't see my device when typing "adb devices" (manjaro with Android SDK 3.2.1). What I tried: root access: "ADB only" android debugging: "on" revoked ...
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Flashing Nexus 5 factory image fails on writing userdata

Recently, I purchased a used Nexus 5. I would like perform a full reset, so I’m trying to flash the factory image using Google’s official instructions. However, I keep getting the message FAILED (...
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Disable proximity sensor on Nexus 5

My Nexus 5's proximity sensor is broken and I verified the same using the Proximity Sensor Test. As usual, the screen goes black during the calls and I use the power button to end the call. But the ...
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Nexus 5 Random Static on Screen

I have a Nexus 5 phone that randomly switches to a static display. At that point I just need to power it off and back on again and it usually works. It will randomly go back to the static screen after ...
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Need Data off of a Locked, Unrooted Nexus 5 Stuck on Pre-Android Logo Splash Animation

Alright, this is a long shot, but I really would like to get my data off of my old, soft-bricked phone. It's a Nexus 5 (running Android 6.0.1), which has never been unlocked or rooted. It gets stuck ...
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Is there a way to turn my device on while it's stuck in a boot loop due to a broken power key?

I have this old LG Nexus 5 with a broken power key laying around and I want to access storage now. Problem is whenever I hold down the power button it goes into an infinite boot loop. Gets to various ...
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Is it possible to recover files from Nexus 5 stuck in boot loop?

I have a Nexus 5 that starts up, says "Optimizing apps" and then reboots and repeats this endlessly. I just want to recover my files from the phone. Is there any way to accomplish this through ...
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Twitter keeps crashing repeatedly (Safe Mode to blame?)

Yesterday I accidentally turned my Nexus 5 on in Safe Mode by holding the volume key down while booting. I turned it off, and when I turned it on again, I found my Twitter app was crashing repeatedly, ...
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How to flash a factory image onto a Nexus 5x with locked bootloader?

This happened today: I was using my Nexus 5X when it suddenly started rebooting. It got stuck in a bootloop. It would never boot past the Google logo and I couldn't turn it off. I was able to enter ...
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Android IMAP client with working search option

OK, so far I've tried Gmail, K-9 and BlueMail email clients. I can correctly setup my IMAP server, and I'm able to send and receive emails. The problem is when I try to search for an old email I ...
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Nexus 5X can't connect to internet over cell connection; X on signal strength indicator

I have a Nexus 5X, which I've had for 2 years and used without any serious problems until today. It is now running Android 8.1. I have Ting as my carrier. I'm having a strange issue. Most of the time,...
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Want to change country in Google Play store

This is not duplicate of other questions. I've been struggling with this issue for last 3 weeks and have contacted Google over chat, forums and other avenues too without any luck. I moved from USA to ...
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Nexus 5 in boot loop

I will explain the issue in sequence I was running custom ROM on my Nexus 5. One day the device was stuck in flying colour dot animation and never came out of that I went to recovery mode and cleaned ...
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Help unbricking my nexus 5

let me tell a story first, i want to flash new boot.img for my nexus 5, but i'm also curious what happen if i do re-partition. I delete boot partition ./parted /dev/block/mmcblk0 rm 19 (my boot is 19) ...
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LineageOS encryption not working dispite being told it is

I used to use cyanogenmod 13 on my nexus 5, i had the encryption enabled and it would ask me for my passcode at boot and i could not access any data from anything until i did this. I've now updated ...
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I uninstalled Trebuchet from nexus5 using lucky patcher

Help please I uninstalled Trebuchet from nexus5(thinking it was a bad app ) using lucky patcher now it wont boot. Please help me guys!!
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In Ubuntu Desktop my Arduino Uno shows up as /dev/ttyACM0 … where is it in android?

When I connect an Arduino Uno via USB to my Linux Ubuntu Desktop 14.04, the arduino shows up as /dev/ttyACM0 .... When I connect it via usb to an android phone the device is powered and recognized in ...
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Transfer files from Nexus 5 to PC

I recently got a new phone and want to back up the files from my old phone (Nexus 5) before passing it on to a family member. Using MTP connected to a Windows 10 PC the transfer is unbearably slow (...
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Flashed addonsu-arm-signed.zip on LineageOS, still no root

I just installed LineageOS 14.1 using TWRP. Then, following this guide I downloaded addonsu-arm-signed.zip to my SD card and installed it, also using TWRP. PROBLEM: Then I installed Titanium Backup ...
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Transferring setup data to Nexus 5

I am transferring setup data from a Droid Turbo to a Nexus 5 for Project Fi. I'm not getting complete transfer of data (text messages) and want to try using a transfer cable between phones rather ...
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Display multiple clocks from multiple timezones on a Nexus 5X lock screen

I would like to display multiple clocks on my Nexus 5X running Android 7. I selected multiple cities like explanied here but it doesn't really work. It should look like this:
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Can't switch off functionality do not disturb

I've activated the functionality do not disturb for 6 hours for my phone, so all the sounds were turned off. Then I switched off my phone while thr functionality was still on without switching it off. ...
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GPS message when turning on phone

I have a Nexus 5 running android 6.0, I was updating som apps when the phone turned off for low battery level. When i switch it on again I had a dialog saying that GPS is not active (as ever) and apps ...
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Use laptop's speakers from phone

i was wondering if there is a way to use my laptop's speakers from my Nexus 5 running android 6.0. Basically i want to create play audio files or music from my phone, that could be linked to the ...
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Share apk via bluetooth

I have to receive an apk by bluetooth to my phone, but i can't do it, because in my phone(nexus 5 running android 6.0.1) blocks the file, the devices are paired, I tried with others files like images, ...
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Is it possible to implement seamless update in a ROM for nexus 5?

Android Nougat’s “Seamless Updates”, Explained Seamless update feeature that was implementated in Android Nougat needs proper hardware config to work, which is nothing but another partition created ...
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Can't set picture in Android Quick Setting

I want my Google Plus profile picture to appear in notifications Quick settings area, Prior to this update it used to work by going to google plus app> settings> contacts > then ticking two options ...
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Nexus 5 error can't access to camera

I have a Nexus 5 running android 6.0.1 and I'm using the google camera 3.2.045. After taking a picture and locking the phone just after, when i open my phone again i got a system message saying "can't ...
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Nexus 5X loses GSM connection permanently while roaming

Sometimes (perhaps once or twice per week), while driving car, using mobile network ("blitzer.de" app) and roaming between different network cells (only cells but same provider), my Nexus 5X (Android ...
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Nexus 5 boot loop after depleted battery shutdown

Yesterday my phone turned off after the battery had depleted and now, after charging it, both the OS and TWRP are stuck when trying to boot (on boot animation and TWRP boot image respectively). I'm ...
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Why does my Android device unlocks to a non-responsive black screen?

Device : Nexus 5, running a freshly installed Paranoid Android 6.0.3 ROM. Device is empty except for some system and a few Google apps. Here is the loop I'm stuck in: Pressing power button brings ...
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How do I enable the MTP functions on my Nexus 5?

When I plug my Nexus 5 phone into my Windows 7 desktop, I see the Nexus 5 device in the file Explorer, but no files. I am sure this is because I need to enable the feature from the phone side, but I ...
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stuck in bootloop, and flash recovery doesn't work on Nexus 5

Here's what happened: One morning, my phone started rebooting once or twice on its own. I thought it was the power button, but then it got stuck at the boot animation logo. I've let it run like 3 ...
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What is preventing my phone from staying locked?

Normally, when I press the power button on my phone, the screen turns off and when I press it again, I'm presented with the lock screen. (I don't have a password or pattern, so it's just the "Swipe ...
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What is this “in app browser” called and how do I disable it

I factory reset my Nexus 5x a few days ago and ever since most apps (if not all) are opening all links in this in-app, stripped down, reading mode browser. Before the reset I'd never seen this: It ...
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Nexus 5X vibrates despite disabling in app settings

My phone vibrates on all notifications despite turning off vibrate in the settings of each individual app that has the option. How can I block vibrating notifications for specific apps? According to ...
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Backing up contacts, call log, SMS/MMS and gallery via adb?

I have an old Nexus 5 running KitKat and I need to back up its contacts, call log, SMS and gallery photos via adb - not through an app. After that I need to upgrade the phone to 7.1.1 and restore ...
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Does nexus 5 support chromecast 2?

I bought Nexus 5 from India 3 years back. Now I have chromecast 2 from France. But when i tries to connect, my nexus says no compatible devices found nearby. I tries connecting with Google Home ...
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Adobe Reader -“This file could not be accessed Check the location or the network and try again.”

Hey all and Merry Christmas. I have some issues with my Nexus 5 and its behavior regarding .pdf files within Chrome. You know all that after downloading any pdf file from the Web the next step is ...
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Nexus 5x stuck in download mode after flashing

I flashed my nexus 5x following the instructions from the official android website https://developers.google.com/android/images . I installed fastboot on my Ubuntu 16.04 and started flashing. After ...
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Proper use of encryption in CyanogenMod 13?

I'm running CM13 on Nexus 5 and I want to know what the best practices are for encryption. It appears that encryption was enabled by default when I installed CM13 early this year, but I don't know ...
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Bug Report Captured

I have a Nexus 5 with Android 6.0.1 and I get several "Bug Report Captured" notifications every day. I want to never ever get these again. How can I disable this?
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Nexus 5 wont boot. Cant access recovery mode either

So my Nexus 5 just crashed (screen froze, i tapped power button once as if i wanted to activate lockscreen, led to it instantly turning off) and i cant get it to boot. It isnt stuck in bootloop though,...
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Install Nexus Android on Samsung S4

The Android OS that comes with the Samsung S4 has quite a few unwanted extras. The Android OS that comes with the Nexus 5 is quite slim and I prefer its interface. Is it possible to replace the OS ...