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Micro SD Card causing Problem in Tablet

Device: Pipo N7 MT8163 Android 7.0 I am using a Micro SD Card (128GB) in my tablet. As far as I know the device is supposed to be able to handle this card. The tablet recognizes it without a problem. ...
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Battery usage over 200%

My android is a Meo smart a80 I've everything setted on low, still consums that ridiculous amount of energy when im charging it while it is turned on, it takes more than what it charges
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How setup WiFi proxy in Android 9?

I need to setup a WiFi proxy on Android 9 but it seems they removed the feature , all tutorials I found refers to old versions of Android.
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AndroidX crashes on MultiSelectListPreference [on hold]

I am having trouble getting Jetpack/AndroidX preferences to work with MultiSelectListPreference. I have reduced my code down to the simplest example project here: https://github.com/quittle/a11y-ally/...
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One click Google Photos backup & sync turn on/off

Google photos has this option nested within it settings → backup & sync. I use Xposed Edge for various gesture based activities in which you can configure an apps activity as gesture. But I ...
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Wifi hotspot without internet

With newer versions of Android and for certain manufacturers they always tries to make sure your WiFi has internet. I guess this is an OK feature if multiple known Wifi AP is available. However the ...
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How do I enable GPS while phone is locked with power saver on?

I am trying to keep the majority of power saver options on while keeping this one feature off. (the one which disables GPS services when the screen is off) I did some research and found ways through ...
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Getting rid of “Tap here to fill the entire screen” notification

On latest android i see "Tap here to fill the entire screen" notification on the bottom of almost every app. How do I get rid of this without giving in this annoying feature? I do not want them to ...
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Enable IPSec on Android configuration

My goal: I need to enable IPSec on Android. So My Question here is: I want to know what is the difference between configuring IPSec on Linux vs configuring IPSec on Android, if any? (If possible, I ...
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Change week day names on specific locale

Where Android stores strings like week day names, months, etc for each locale? I dug into SettingsUI, framework-res, but didn't find anything related into res/values/arrays.xml or strings.xml. Could ...
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How to spawn “sign-in to network” page for a captive portal?

How do I execute captive portal? On a Z828 from ZTE, android version 5.1.1, I'm trying to get something like: While starbucks generally works for me, all too often other networks simply give a ...
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Change default download directory in Android?

Is there a way that I can change the default download directory on android to the SD card instead of the internal memory, thanks.
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Google Play Authenticate to complete purchase, multiple accounts

I'm using a device running Android 8.1. I'm trying to complete a purchase using Google Play where I'm facing a problem while authenticating myself after I selected my payment method. I have 4 Google ...
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Bluetooth keeps turning on by itself - Is there a way to determine why?

I saw similar questions but there was no generic answer to the issue. Is there a way to determine what is turning my BT ON? I don't have rooted phone (but can ADB) I got Samsung Galaxy S5 with ...
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Is it possible to change ro.product.model?

I have android 8.1 that is running on Android x86 emulator I tried changing ro.product.model value from VirtualBox to Samsung by running in terminal: setprop ro.product.model Samsung The output I ...
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Toggle Vibrate Globally on Android 8.0 Oreo

I want to be able to toggle Vibration alerts GLOBALLY (e.g. at night, no Vibrations whatsoever from any app). The "Sound Mode" in settings clearly has three options "Sound", "Vibrate", "Mute". I ...
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After every reboot apps can't use the network

On a Xiaomi Mi 5. Android version 7.1.2 MIUI Global 8.5. After every rebook I get the message "Can't use the Network" every time an app starts. This is how it looks for Telegram:
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Export VPN configurations from Android

I would to export all my vpn configurations stored in my smartphone to my pc. I use three vpn apps (VPN Master, USA VPN and Bettermet), in your opinion have I to find by myself all certificates and ...
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Why would I enable “Install Unknown Apps?”

I have a LG G7 Thin Q running Oreo. While poking around the settings, I came across "Install unknown apps." Settings -> Apps & Notifications -> Special Access -> Install unknown apps It is a list ...
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Backward compatibility mode for VPN on android 8.1 (Galaxy tab s4)

I want to connect to L2TP/IPSec-PSK VPN, but as it's a very old server so I believe I have to use compatibility mode to make the connection work. On windows this connection works as expected when I ...
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Why am I finding what looks like phone numbers in my metered connections settings?

I find these 10-digit numbers in my metered wifi connections panel. The second number I ran a google search on and was informed that the area code does not exist. I dont know if these are phone ...
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Why some Android ROM doesn't have font style option?

My phone doesn't have option to change system font. while many phones have this option why only some phones doesn't have this option? How can i enable that feature without using a third party app?
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What does the Storage Manager setting actually do?

I'm trying to understand what the Storage Manager option in the Storage settings is supposed to do. The text says "Remove photos & videos" and I chose the option "Over 90 days old". So far, it ...
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Can I ensure an installed application only runs when I open it?

That is, I want to ensure it consumes no system resources (data, RAM and CPU) unless I open it. Intuitively, if I block all notifications from an app, this might happen. But then again, it might not. ...
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Why so many connected system apps?

When browsing through my list of apps on my LG android phone. I see that in the setting for certain apps like calendar, and Bluetooth, in the battery or data section , it shows other associated or ...
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Record setting changes as script?

I am looking for a way to record the setting changes I do manually, in order to be able to repeat them later by running the same script. I tried the MacroDroid app, but it doesn't look it has a "...
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Android P, Total Silence

I installed Android P once it got released for Google Pixel phone. But they changed how you mute your phone. Now there is the option to put your device on vibrate/mute on the bar that appears when you ...
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Question about restricted user profiles on 4.4.3 KitKat tablet

I realize that 4.4.3 is a very old version at this point so let me explain my situation for context. I work as IT in a small trucking company, we are a client of another company called PeopleNet who ...
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Setting search disappeared

I have Huawei Mediapad T3 7' tablet. After OTA update, my search box in setting menu disappeared. How can i resolve this problem ?
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How to define a preferred Mobile Network?

Here is the situation: I live close to a border between to countries, one being under EU laws, the other being neutral, except when it comes to economical wars. I have a phone contract in the EU, ...
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Allow an app to override Do Not Disturb in Oreo

In Nougat, there used to be a per-app option to control which apps could override Do Not Disturb. In Oreo, I only see the Low/Medium/High/Urgent options, none of which say that they override Do Not ...
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Samsung S7, Wifi keeps disconnecting

I've searched around, and so I can ensure that this is not a duplicate. Smart Network Switch is off Keep Wifi on during sleep Wifi works excellent for other devices Wifi disconnects randomly even ...
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All apps are of size 0.00 octets - Samsung J1

In the app settings of my phone, all app sizes are displayed as 0,00 o. I tried restarting the phone but it's not working. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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How do I save the option to keep my android from syncing my music?

Is there a save option on my android to keep it from syncing my music? When I uncheck the current on/off switch it turns it off for that one time only and does not appear to save that setting in the ...
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What's the use of “Android” folder in the internal storage of my android phone

I've read that android implements app isolation by creating a user for every app installed, and the apps store their personal data in their home directory. What then is the use of "Android" folder in ...
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Change user name which I see in adb

./adb shell pm list users Users: UserInfo{0:*********:13} running UserInfo{999:XSpace:800010} ./adb shell dumpsys user Users: UserInfo{0:*********:13} serialNo=0 Created: &...
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I have restricted background data but i am still getting whatsapp and facebook messages,,, am using an android 8.1 oreo

I have restricted background data but i am still getting Whatsapp and Facebook messages notifications. I'm using an android 8.1 Oreo.
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After moving gatekeeper.pattern.key to unlock, Settings>Security keeps crashing

Context: I forgot my unlock pattern, so I used TWRP and ADB to move gatekeeper.password.key and gatekeeper.pattern.key to /sdcard, so now I am able to use my phone again :-) Problem: I want to set a ...
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How do I change the factory settings that an Android device reverts to?

'm looking to change some of the default settings that a device reverts to such as language, timezone, resolution. Is there a way to do this through the terminal assuming my device is rooted?
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How to make Battery Saver Mode settings permanent?

And I have set my Battery Saver Mode settings as follows: $ adb shell $ su # settings put global battery_saver_constants "animation_disabled=true,vibration_disabled=true,adjust_brightness_disabled=...
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How can I disable the Android system notification that appears after I take a screen capture?

Whenever I take a screen capture on my Pixel (I take several each day), the system gives me a "helpful" notification that the screenshot was captured. This is a terrible user experience for me since ...
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Physical keyboard layout is reset with every reboot

In my Yoga BOOK, which comes with a physical keboard like a laptop, I have to set the layout of the physical keyboard every time I reboot the device. How to keep the settings? How I set it: Settings, ...
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How to manually set a roaming network (Pixel 2)

I am having trouble setting a specific roaming network on my Pixel 2. These are my options in the Mobile Network settings. Does anyone know how to set the roaming network here?
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Stylo 3 Boost phone inverts color on its own

My phone has recently started going to color inversion on its own and I've had to manually go to accessibilities and turn it off could this be a sign that my phone has been hacked if so how could I ...
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Settings app crashes on (re-) enabling work profile

I have work profile enabled on my Android Oreo 8.1 device and I disabled (turned off) the work profile from the notification drawer menu. Now, when I tap the button to enable (turn on) work profile ...
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How to modify display on/off behaviour in non-standard ways (e.g. keep it from ever turning off)

Firstly: my phone is rooted, I am not afraid to use the terminal, modify source code and compile everything myself, I can provide logs, command outputs etc etc, I just need someone who knows where to ...
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How do I set the default user?

My device (Moto G5 Plus/Android 7.0) has two users: Foo and Bar. Foo is the default one, created when I've setup my phone. How do I set Bar as the default one and change Foo to be the secondary one?
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How can I use volume control to adjust font size in messaging app on Galaxy phones?

I previously had a Galaxy S7, and while I was in the messaging app adjusting the font size could be done by manipulating the volume controls. Now I have a different S7 and this doesn't work for me ...
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How can I flip or mirror the entire screen display (have root)

I have a rooted Android device and I want to see everything that is on the screen "reversed" or "flipped horizontally" basically so that if you viewed the screen in a mirror it would look correct (...
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How to choose YouTube resolution using Mobile version (m.youtube.com), not desktop nor app

On an android phone, using Firefox, I access the YouTube.Com website. But for resolution control, I am content when YouTube delivers "m.youtube.com". I know how to force FireFox to solicit the ...