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What is vendor_audit and why is it spamming my logs?

I have an app spamming my logcat messages and I assume it is responsible for slow operation of my device. The logs all look like this and there are thousands: 2022-01-18 18:02:19.204 646-646/? E/audit:...
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ADB Process kill error. Android 11

My camera doesn't work on a custom ROM (Android 11), I searched for a fix online, and it says that I have to restart the camera service, they said to run this command on ADB: kill -HUP ps -A | grep ...
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How to root my tecno camonX CA7

How to root camon X (CA7) or application for root access. How can i get root access? Whenever i try it root it, it keeps saying no root access
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How to let 2 split screen apps run at top performance?

I noticed that on my Xiaomi 11i with the Snapdragon 888 processor, it is supposed to be one of the current top Android phones, with 8 cores and that only the Apple A14 Bionic has slightly higher ...
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Reliably set CPU Affinity

I need to benchmark the performance of every core in an Android phone, so I need to run a program exclusively on a core. Fortunately, I'm dealing with a dynamIQ chip from Qualcomm, so I think I ...
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Android 10 - recording app network usage

On Android 9 or less, I use a shell script which continuously reads from /proc/net/xt_qtaguid/stats and greps by app UID to get app network usage. However, this method is deprecated on android 10: ...
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Identify the source process and/or app from an output in the logcat

When I plug my phone into my computer, I can see the logcat output in Android Studio. I recently noticed that whenever I start entering a password in a field designated for passwords (the ones that ...
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Can a mobile processor be Overclocked with Software means?

I was searching weather a mobile processor be Overclocked or not so i came across an answer saying no because processor operates on PLL(phase locked loop) which if set to a particular frequency can't ...
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Top running processes - interpretation of Termux result

Post updating a bunch of apps, I noticed high battery drain and temperature. I ran top -m 10 on Termux and the output is below Going by the CPU usage, the first app is a big culprit and was killed (...
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Prevent background execution in Android 9

Is there a way to choose what apps are allowed or denied to run background services in Android 9? I know that I can kill them in Settings > Apps & notifications > 〈 app 〉 > Force stop, ...
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Process "irq/288-wcd9xxx" draining battery, how to stop it?

I'm using a Fairphone 2 with Fairphone open OS, under Android 7, (build-number: fp2_sibon-userdebug 7.1.2 19.11.2 sibon-24df0be9), up to date. My battery loses systematically 50% to 90% overnight, and ...
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How to end process while quiting, Firefox

Firefox has a quit button in it's menu. My settings are check marked to clear all data upon closing. However, quitting Firefox is still leaving the process running and the cache non-empty. So to ...
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Zombie process using termux

I am testing one of my application on android's (Android version 7.0) termux terminal emulator. I want to spawn some zombie processes. On GNU/Linux, if I open a terminal emulator and write: ruby -e '...
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Background apps get killed (by something other than battery optimization)

All of my background apps get killed when I turn off the screen. This is particularly annoying for my most-used messaging app, WhatsApp. I've looked at the obvious "Battery Optimization" option: ...
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How to identify the app/process which re-mounts partitions R/W, creates files and changes file permissions?

I have a rooted device, with superuser rights granted to a few apps I trust. I have often found my /system or /vendor partition mounted read/write, and some files chmoded to 0777. Similarly ...
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Is there a way to create a history of TCP/UDP sockets opened in android?

Is there a log with this info? I know proc shows the ones opened at the moment but I need to see the ones that are already close
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Disable autostart on boot and restrict background execution [duplicate]

Is there any way to disable autostart apps at boot time? I need to disable some of them (not all) like Facebook, etc to get quicker boot time. I'm asking how to do this on Android 9.0.
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How dumb is it to try to remount /proc as w?

I'm trying to run a little python code that check some files in my phone's /proc/pid the thing is the program won't run properly because /proc is read only. Because I know proc has a special ...
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Is it possible to see which process is calling the zygote socket?

I want to see a verbose from the zygote socket (located in /dev/socket/zygote ) I know i can list all of the services from adb but I wanna see who is calling zygote to fork an specific process. Do you ...
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How to find out which apps are creating *.space files in Internal Storage?

There is a folder at internal memory: .space/ Inside it has one folder that is a big hash name (probably sha1sum), and inside that folder there are lots of files (also named as a hash something like ...
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App killed from task manager is called foreground state or background state

If I close app from task manager by doing-- Press home-button for a long time -> see all running apps -> swipe my app aside -> All app killed. Now those apps I have removed from task manager is in ...
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How can there be two separate Android System under "Running services"?

My Verizon LG V20 (Android 8.0) appears to be running two Android Systems at the same time, but, I'm pretty sure that isn't possible. Am I wrong on this or am I seeing things? Also, the timing ...
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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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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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Android Application fundamentals Process Virtual Machine

I just started on application development and wanted to learn properly everything about how Android works. I came across four bullet points (https://developer.android.com/guide/components/...
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Unlabled app entries appearing in battery history. Suspicious?

This morning I noticed weird untitled entries in my battery history, which I'd never seen before. I'm also not sure why some rows were not showing the percentages. (When tapped on, the entry detail ...
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android.process.media issue

Off late I have been seeing the android.process.media error frequently on my android device. Find the screenshot below containing the java.lang.OutOtMemoryError: Not sure what causes this. Some ...
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AdBlock on Android causes many timeouts and connection problems

When I use the Android version of Adblock Plus 1.3 without root, everything seems to work fine. But now, I have a new phone that I'm not willing to root, and I like the idea of having AdBlock as a ...
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Which process is locking the camera?

There is a problem with my UleFone Armor 2 with Android 7.0 Nougat: After using the camera some times, it stops working due to the inability to connect to the camera. I tried killing the camera ...
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still a mystery . thumbdata3 file space & performance hog

I just don't know how to fix this issue. I have tried almost everything and give up. I have read other threads on what to do if there is .thumbdata3 file that occupies a lot of space. my file ...
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Problem with Android process manager

When I lock my screen, or when I minimize an application such as Youtube, it has been stay on pause state, but when I minimize an application on Win or Linux, it continue to process, How can I ...
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How can I tell which process is accessing the filesystem?

My device has been running really slow lately. I installed "simple system monitor", which tells me that some app is regularly reading from storage at 20mb/sec, and with very little cpu usage on the ...
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Unknown process in Battery usage screen

Recently I found this unknown process (shown without process name) is consuming substantial amount of my phone battery but couldn't identify what process it is. Can anyone throw me some light? Phone ...
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View running processes and CPU usage in Android 7 (Nougat)?

In previous versions of Android, when my phone battery was going down quickly I could open an app like OS Monitor, see what process is using a lot CPU (often it was Evernote or Maps.me), and then kill ...
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Where do I find ALL the running processes (apps, background, etc)?

My phone gets pretty slow as I install new apps and when I try to see what is running in order to kill those processes, I kill everything anoying but the phone keeps slow. Is there an app or screen ...
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How to stop power intake when completely charged?

Is it possible a process should run in the background of Android OS, and the only task of that process is to stop the power intake to the device when the battery is completely charged?
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Can libraries share memory as in linux?

Is it possible for libraries to share memory like the shared memory in linux? (The shared memory feature adopted in System V and later adopted to linux) Eg: When two apps are working simultaneously ...
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How to modify environment variables like PATH at startup?

I'm trying to add /data/bin to variable PATH at startup in order to have it available for any other app. In Ubuntu I use the file /etc/environment, I cannot find anything similar in Android. I ...
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what is irq/464-14c2000 android

What's this process doing in android? irq/464-14c2000 I see it often - when cpu usage is turned on in developer options of my android device. Is it some kind of interrupt service routine? it has a ...
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"10387" using up battery

I have absolutely no clue what this process is. I've never seen it before, and I check the battery usage tab a lot. I'm worried it's a virus or something, although I do have CM Security installed, I ...
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List main CPU consuming processes since boot

How to list the 10 main CPU-consuming process, not in instantaneous CPU usage %, but rather in CPU usage since boot ? i.e. : a process that peaks at 50% CPU during 10 seconds won't be listed a ...
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"system_server" - BluetoothPhoneService Causes High CPU Usage

I am using Android 5.1 on Nexus 4 and noticed battery drain faster than usual a few months ago. Thinking I need to update Android to newer version I decided to check CPU usage first and found that ...
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How does whatsapp stay in background without being closed?

Android usually kills background processes if they do not have a persistent notification. Why do apps like whatsapp and Facebook not get killed?
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Android's native process management vs. Greenify

Disclaimer: I'm not in any way connected to the Greenify developers, nor am I trying to promote Greenify or anything. I'm actually interested in the answers to these questions. I've found that with a ...
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LG G3 Resolution messed up - how to stop processes on startup?

I'm running CM 12.1 on an LG G3 (VS985) with TWRP recovery. I used an app called UI Tuner to change my resolution, thinking that it would revert back to normal after 15 seconds.. well it didn't. It ...
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Skylnmobi : Virus? Backdoor ? What is it?

OS : Android 4.4.2 This process like thing (Skylnmobi) opens in background whenever any app is opened. Even if I kill the process through app manager it still runs in background. It also uses data ...
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Force Skype and Hangouts to keep running

Skype and Hangouts automatically kill themselves after a period of inactivity if it's not in the foreground. As I want to appear online and receive IMs/calls, this is an incredible inconvenience. Is ...
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What is android.process.acore?

What is the purpose of android.process.acore? I see many, many questions about acore-related error messages and how to fix them, but not really anything about what the process is in the first place. ...
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Is it safe to disable Network Location process?

I only use GPS in case of navigation and not the others methods(determine location using wireless networks); so is it safe that I disable 'Network Location' process? this process spawn three other ...
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Launch app with UI in background

Is it possible to start a regular app – with a GUI – in the background, without displaying its UI? Also, it needs to be launched from the shell terminal, not from java. What I'm using currently: am ...
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