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Can android 11 take 2 wired USB controllers

I have an Android 11 box (Android TV Box 11.0, 4GB 64GB Decodificador Android Box, Amlogic S905W2 Smart TV Box"), and am trying Retroarch. For controller 1, I have a Power A Liquid Metal XBox One ...
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How can I fix the phone bricked?

My phone has just bricked after I do something using ADB and now I can't do anything to it. I can't hard reset, The volume part is broken off and does not respond only power button, The touch screen ...
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How can I disable "Simulate Secondary Display" when the simulated secondary display prevents me from reaching the button?

My Question will get more information over time. I got a smartwatch (h1-c-aladeng) on my birthday, I very love it but I make a serious problem that I can't fix. Its specification: Screen resolution ...
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Is there any way to prevent an app from restarting after force stopping it in the settings

I've tried to force stop Whatsapp but after some time it restarted. This is so disgusting and apparently out of control. What can be done to prevent it from restarting.
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Is `device_idle_constants` deprecated in Android 12?

Recently I've been trying to optimize the doze settings for my device. I found many guides that date back to 2015/16. All of them say something similar: To change a deviceidle setting, I have to input ...
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How to stretch any unsupported full screen app until goes to the very bottom of my screen phone?

I noticed that some app can appear full screen without "the navigation bar". For example this app, it stretches all over the screen without a single gap: Although you can still clearly the ...
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Is there a way I can make squircle the permanent icon shape?

Android on my Nokia 6 sets circle as the default app icon shape. I discovered some time ago how to enable developer mode and switch to squircle, which gives a larger icon surface with more ...
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How to enable "display over other apps" feature on Unimax UMX U696CL?

I have a Unimax UMX U696CL and when I got to give permission for an app to draw over, it tells me the feature has been turned off because it makes my phone run slow. How to enable the feature on this ...
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Silence all notifications by default

How can I silence all notifications by default on Android 12 without resorting to DnD? I just replaced my old phone (Google Pixel 4a, same as the old one) and restored everything from backup, but ...
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Acessibility settings going off after some time

I recently started having problems with my profiles and found that "Accessibility Services" was off. After activating them again, after a while they are off. I already did a reboot, and they ...
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How to Customize Floating Menu When doing Long Press?

When you long press a text from browser or other apps that are clickable, normally you will see copy, select all web search and the triple dots, for instance just like on this screenshot below when I ...
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Why do so many settings not appear on my phone?

I have an LG samsung android 10. A lot of settings don't appear on my phone when I search them or when I go to the branch that handles them. For example, I tried to toggle "show keyboard button&...
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"Absolute" audio output level

As far as I understand, the sound level of any file containing audio, such as music or video files, is defined in the file itself. Thus, setting the sound level effectively changes the percentage of ...
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Settings app is missing on Iqoo 7

I'm using Iqoo 7 with Funtouch OS 12. Today I've seen something unusual with my phone. Every app's app lock didn't work. So I thought to open Settings, but there was no app named Settings. Settings ...
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How can I keep an app running when Extreme Battery Saver is on?

I'm using a Google Pixel 5 with Android 13 Beta. It has an Extreme Battery Saver mode which the system will ask me to turn on if the battery level goes under 10%. After it is enabled, most apps will ...
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Settings app crash after Samsung update

Performed a software update today on my S22 Exynos (no root, stock firmware). Update went smoothly, but now settings app won't open, instead crashing immediately. Clearing cache partition did not fix ...
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Android apps do not persist logins or settings

I own a Nokia 7.2 device with Android 11 installed, and I am encountering an issue with apps not persisting logins. Whenever I log in to my user accounts on many apps, the app will "forget" ...
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Facebook whitehat settings

I am trying to enable Facebook whitehat to test the Facebook Android app. I went here: https://facebook.com/whitehat/researcher-settings I click "Enable the Whitehat Settings menu for your ...
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How to clear android share menu default (always)?

In Materialistic1 I pressed Share and selected Pocket2 and then pressed Always instead of Just Once. This meant each time I tried to share a link it was stored in Pocket (which is not what I wanted). ...
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Use mouse on second screen

I am toying with making a multi-screen Android 11 device. I managed to start a different app on each screen, using am start -n <activity name> --display <display id>. Also, I found a ...
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How do I disable automatic hibernation for all apps? [duplicate]

New versions of Android contain a feature called app hibernation that automatically deletes files and disables notifications if you don't open an app in long enough. I know you can turn it off on a ...
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how to stop google's phone app of being auto allowed to display over the apps?

i have a poco x3 nfc with arrowsOs android 11. I use google's vanilla phone app as my default phone app. I don't want to have a bubble when minimizing my phone app. for this, i go to app info > ...
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How can I change the flashlight intensity on my Pixel 6?

I wonder how I can change the flashlight intensity on my Google Pixel 6.
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No "settings" option in pay.google.com to change the country?

I want to change my region in the playstore as per this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsdHHqdhivk&t=77s&ab_channel=itsTHOR the problem is, when I go to pay.google.com with my account, ...
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Is there a way in 2022 to remove factory reset option on android device

So I’ve Removed some bloatware like the browser google play store etc. and like you all are aware a simple factory reset brings them all back , the first solution I thought of was to remove the ...
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Can you remove the default actions from Picture In Picture Mode (Close, Maximize, Settings)?

I'd like to remove the default actions of a PiP window for an experimental app for my bachelor's thesis. Is this possible?
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Re-enable Setting app that has been disabled

I mistakenly disabled my phone's Settings app after Play Store marked it as harmful. I can no longer change my setting or get into the phone setting again. What do I do?
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Where Android stores bluetooth pairings/settings

Settings like Wi-Fi are stored on [root]/data/misc/wifi/WifiConfigStore.xml What about bluetooth ? Whre did they decide to hide it ? Are they encrypted ? : | Thank you ahead Oreo here, but the answer ...
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Is it possible using Yubikey as a login authenticator on lock screen?

This question was already well asked and answered in the negative back in 2017 (see at bottom). However, as I'm about to purchase an Android phone, I'm hoping things have changed. I'm a newbie to ...
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Pixel 3 Android 12- Can't see Alert/Silent switch in app-specific notifications

I'm on a Pixel 3 running Android 12. See this screenshot, I'm trying to set this app to Silent notifications (In Settings > Notifications > App settings) but the option is no longer appearing:
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Samsung Galaxy s20e Android 12 - Disabling "system sounds" but keeping the camera feedback?

Having updated my Galaxy s20e to Android 12/OneUI 4.0, I am now very annoyed. Android 12 introduces (?) a fourth Sound Volume bar, "System Sounds" (in addition to the traditional Call, Media,...
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Google will randomly convert any 7 digit number into a clickable link summoning your phone app, how do you turn that off?

This is like the weirdest thing on the pixel phones. looks kinda like this Literally all 7 digit numbers will be converted into a hyperlink and summon the phone app, assuming you want to call that ...
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Enable Remote unlock from the Settings via ADB (no root)

I am trying to enable the Setting "Remote unlock" from Samsung (in Settings -> Biometrics and security -> Find My Mobile -> Remote unlock) by using the adb. I could enable other ...
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How should we unlock 90fps in PUBG Mobile or Battle Ground Mobile India?

My device Realme GT Master Edition’s screen refresh rate 120hz, but when I play BGMI or PUBG, I get only 60fps. Is there any method or config file that can safely unlock 90fps in my device?
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How to adjust swipe sensitivity on Samsung Galaxy Devices?

I recently owned a Samsung Galaxy S21 (Ultra), before having a OnePlus 6. Everything is fine, but I really dislike how sensitive it is for swipe gestures. Scrolling to the side is interpreted as ...
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How to stop Google search bar widget from opening all sites in Chrome?

Using an s21, most recent software update 01/04/2022. My Google search bar widget opens anything I click into Chrome instead of in the app, but it didn't do that before and this is a recent change. I ...
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Galaxy S21 - remove video call shortcut when ending a call

When ending a call, there's a video call shortcut button which appears - is there a way to turn this off - see the lower right of the screenshot below which is what shows when the call is over. I ...
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VPN Connection Details?

Is there any way to see details (VPN IP Address/Protocol/Port) of a saved VPN connection which located under network settings in Android 10 and newer versions ?
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Couldn't Connect Private DNS (Own DNS)

I have created my own DNS resolver for blocking some web pages and I can't figure out how to use it on Android. If I configure the DNS of any other device to use my DNS, it works like a charm (I've ...
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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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No “Enable OEM unlock” option on Meizu M2

I’m trying to set PostmarketOS to my sister’s old phone and now I’m stuck with an interesting trouble: in developer settings there’s no option to allow OEM unlocking. USB debugging is on, tried many ...
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Android 10: unable to change AppStandbyBucket status for any apps

I have two OnePlus 7Pro devices, both running OOS 10.3.8 and both rooted. On one of these devices, I can go to Settings=>System=>Developer options=>Standby apps, and in the resulting list of ...
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How to stop Samsung S7 from wanting to update Android version?

I'm using my old Samsung S7 to test apps (that I develop) on Android 8.0.0 (Oreo). But every time I come back to my phone the below screen (Program Update) appears and the phone wants to do an system ...
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How do I disable auto-start in Android 11? [duplicate]

How can the program auto-start be controlled in Android 11? I am using a Celero5G phone running the latest version of Android 11. I have been unable to find any help on this matter.
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unlocked phone can be used for all compatible phone service providers?

There is an Android phone ad like this: Due to USA carrier VoLTE restrictions, this phone is only certified to work on T-Mobile and T-Mobile MNVOs(Mint Mobile, Google Fi, etc.) It however is unlocked ...
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How can I configure Android so that the keyboard appears by default when clicking on the settings search box?

When I click on the search box in the settings, by default no keyboard appears: I have to click again on the search box for the keyboard to appear. Instead I would like the keyboard to appear by ...
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Mic problem when calling

When I make a phone call neither the mic nor the speaker work ..but both work on internet calls and whatsapp voice messages I have galaxy note 10 plus
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Why Messenger still works even after I disabled its network permissions? [duplicate]

Actually sometimes I want to use the internet on Android but don't want to get the notifications from the social media apps like WhatsApp, Facebook, Messenger Instagram, Telegram etc. So what I tried ...
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Why my android smartphone keeps resetting the screen timeout?

I have a Samsung Galaxy A10, I set the screen timeout to be 30 minutes so that it can turn off the screen and put the device to sleep, every time I exit the settings application or restart the device, ...
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Change keyboard's language with ADB?

I know there is a way to detect the current enabled_input_methods: settings get secure enabled_input_methods com.samsung.android.honeyboard/.service.HoneyBoardService;65538;2621440:com.samsung.android....
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