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Apache 2 HTTP Server Test Page

I have been getting these texts that keep coming in over and over. I click report spam on the phone and block but i think its detecting every time i block one. This is all the information i was able ...
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I need to read this Vcard so please convert this vcard to text [closed]

BEGIN: X-LOCKED:UNLOCKE END:VBODY END:VMSG
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No keyboard after reset!

I don't know how it happened but I did a factory reset on my LG g pad and it came back with no keyboard Which means I can't pass the setup wizard because I can't type a password. I can't go ...
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All Contacts got muted somehow, how to unmute in bulk

I’m not sure how, but a few days ago all of my contacts got muted. I noticed that I stopped receiving notifications a out text messages and then I noticed the bell-strikethrough icon on each message. ...
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How to Sending SMS from terminal in background on Android

I'm trying to send text message (sms) from my Android terminal app in background (sim 1 or 2). I can send message in foreground using this command: am start -a android.intent.action.SENDTO -d sms:...
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Xiaomi Redmi - messages are full

I have just acquired a: Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro I keep getting a "messages are full"; warning me that I can't receive any more SMS until I've made room. I don't have many apps, photos or files ...
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Is it possible to create a hotspot App for SMS and Call just like internet?

We have mobile hotspot option for sharing internet with other people. its a simple option and is present in any android phone today. But, is it possible that we call or send message from someone else ...
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Messages from other android users not registering

I've noticed that my galaxy s10 has problmes processing(might not be the correct term) messages from other android users. First, if im using my galaxy buds, it will skip reading messages from other ...
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Auto reply to sms from specific contact

I would like to send an automatic reply sms to a specific text. Is there an app or way this could be done? I am using the default Android sms app. I have searched for auto-reply apps but most don't ...
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Importing SMS in XML format on Android 10

I am trying to import my SMS messages between Android phones. I used an app called SyncDroid to export my SMS messages which gave me an XML file. The phone was running Android 8. The new phone is ...
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Can Google assistant on one device be commanded from another device both of which have been signed into the same Google Account?

User has two android devices(phones). User has signed into the same google account on both devices. Device01: - Work Device - Has a sim card - Mobile data enabled - Is not used much, kept away ...
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SMS not depleting or opening Huawei Y6

I know this question has been asked here before, but there hasn't been a solution besides to factory-reset the phone. My phone recently reviewed a SMS/MMS with a title 'No Subject' from a number not ...
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strange message from phone number but it was not sms

Today I received strange message. My phone vibred and on locked screen on top bar I saw identical icon like when I receving a traditional text. When I unlocked screen than I saw something like popup (...
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“Device is reachable” SMS without SIM

I'm using a Huawei Honor P9 Lite with a German carrier and SIM card. My carrier offers the option to send SMS to me, whenever I miss a call. The other way round, whenever someone does not reach me (...
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LG k10 android cellphone sms automatically deleted

Recently my android automatically delete some sms after maybe some hours of seeing them. My sms setting is like this: So if found this search result from google: All you will need to do is make ...
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How to embed Android material icons such as “☰” or “⋮” in SMS / social-media messaging

I often find myself in a difficult situation while trying to explain how to do something on an Android device or app to people who are not Android literate. For instance, if I write Press the ...
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No package even after package installation

After viewing the YouTube app that came preinstalled in my Android TV Box (Android 7.1.2 OS) for about 6 hours without any problems, now when I launch the YouTube app I get "The installation package ...
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RCS Messaging Encryption

With the launch of Google's RCS messaging protocol, is there any reason as to why it doesn't support end to end encryption, or is it a feature that they intend to implement at a later time?
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Receiving duplicate messages in Samsung's Messaging app

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy S9 running on Android 9.0 Pie. When I send an SMS message, most of the replies that come back are shown twice. How to stop the duplication?
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Galaxy S6 edge sms not working

My Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge (7.0 Nougat), cannot send basic sms messages, I have to add a Subject to every text. this makes having a conversation with anyone impossible. How can I restore this ...
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How to turn off incoming text message notification vibration off in Android 10?

I would like to turn off vibrations for incoming message on Google Pixel 1, default SMS app, and I can't find a way to do this. I searched several places, mostly messages app settings and general ...
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Unable to make phone calls or send text message because of “call barring”

There is nothing wrong with my sim card nor the providers of it. However I am unable to call anyone or send text messages to anyone but I am able to receive calls and text messages from anyone. ...
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Apps are not allowed by Google to read SMS messages, but why can they read OTP SMS directly?

Termux:API app has a command termux-sms-list to list SMS messages on the Termux terminal. However, the wiki says that it is not supported anymore because of Google. Usage of this API is no longer ...
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Huawei Y7 can"t received calls and messges

I can't receive calls or messages. Tried rebooting the phone. Even tried to put flight mode on and off but still no sign and i really need my phone for work .Please help me.
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Forward Some, not all, calls to another number whilst on holidays

I run my own business which means when I go on leave there isn't anyone else to take my calls and all my calls come to my mobile which I need to take on leave with me. Is there a way that I can ...
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Using mobile data on sim card 1 and sim card 2 for calls and messages?

Can I use both sim cards in order to use internet and handling calls? For example, while browsing on the internet on sim card 1, can I get calls to sim card 2 and also call to somebody else?
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Tracking push notifications that I receive on my android phone

I'm trying to set up a tracker that stores text messages and push notification that I receive on my phone in a google sheets spreadsheet. I have already found a way to forward each SMS that I receive ...
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Group SMS in Android by similar Sender Id

In my country, SMS from different services usually come with a sender id. It mostly look like XXYYYYYY where YYYYYY is 6 digit service name, and XX is kind of a 2 digit random value. What I want to ...
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Can SMS be received by Samsung's smart watch if a third-party SMS app is used?

I own a Samsung S7 and the phone is connected to my Samsung Galaxy Watch Active. Is it possible to use another SMS app in order to get the SMS on my watch rather than the default Samsung application?
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HTC Messenger App for Samsung Galaxy S8

So Ive been trying to restore an old SMS backup that I created when I still had an HTC phone but I havent been able to find a messenger .apk that will work on my S8 anybody know where I can get one ...
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Android Blocked Numbers storage - blocks sms from banks that don't have a proper number

Twice now I've been caught in a loop of trying to complete a banking transaction that requires a code from an SMS message to be entered as confirmation on a web transaction. The SMS messages are ...
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Merging SMS threads from 2 numbers of a given contact

I looked through some of the similar questions but all of them seem to be atleast couple years old. I have a couple contacts who have more then one phone number associated to them. I receive messages ...
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Sharing contact throught SMS

When I am share the contact throught SMS, during the addition of contact it is converting to MMS formate and message is not going. Please help me. Phone mode: MIA3 andriod one
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Google Assistant Opens Facebook Messenger instead of SMS app

I've had my XiaoMi Redmi Note 7 with the stock MIUI 10 Global OS for a while and just started playing with the Google Assistant. Every time I try and use commands for text messages (reading, reviewing,...
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forwarding my calls and sms over the internet

I want to find a way where I can use my phone in Australia to forward calls and SMS so I can run my own VoIP considering I can have the pone located on wifi always on charge and will only cost me $5 ...
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New smartphone + old simcard after 3 months (messages)

The police have lost my smartphone that i pay a monthly contract for. It has been lost for 3 months but i am holding out hope that it will be found as i am currently in communication with them hoping ...
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Not receiving ALL text messages

I have a samsung galaxy s5....I started NOT getting texts from one person but she gets mine and I get other texts as well. I've tried a "reset settings" but not a "factory reset" because I don't want ...
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SMS numbers preceded with the + symbol

I had difficulty SMS texting from Android using the dialing number form: + 852 xxxxxxxxxx Eventually it worked when I changed the number to the following form: 011 852 xxxxxxxxxx In these examples ...
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Change default options when sharing link

Whenever I share a link (by SMS/messages, facebook messenger, hangouts...), there is a subject/title included and sometimes added text prior to the link. This didn't happen before, it started a couple ...
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Reliable way to send sms to google sheets

apologies if this is the wrong place. I have a temperature sensor, which every hour sends an SMS to my android phone, using IFTTT this then gets sent to a google sheet, from there I have a python ...
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Fix corrupted contact

This is driving me nutty. I have a contact that is linked to two other numbers of people who have moved away. Every time I reply to a text message in which that contact appears, the other two people ...
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Not showing up SMS content when receiving

So I need to verify my phone number, by just writing a code that I get in SMS (This is for Steam). So, it's Steam Guard, I have to do it on mobile. When it is about to send code in sms, I actually ...
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SMS archiving and control

I've searched throughout the web with no joy. My background: I've got 16+ years in software (I'm out of it but not before I built some Android apps for myself). My problem is that I'd like to reduce ...
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Getting Message History off Deactivated Android Kyocera E6833

My old phone is not holding the WI-FI signal anymore, not long enough to get any of the old message history transferred. I've fully charged the old phone and it says it loses the WI-FI connection ...
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Copy messages from my old phone

How can I transfer my SMS and MMS messages from my old phone to my new phone? My old phone uses Android 2.1 and it seems that you currently need at least Android 2.2 to log in to a Google account. ...
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Huawei stream S can't send or receive text messages

I have a Huawei stream S which is a Japanese version of Huawei p6 . I cannot send or receive text messages . I did factory reset . Help me to fix my problem
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Enable data and sms on CDMA network programmed number Galaxy S7 Edge

My Galaxy S7 edge (G935P) sim card slot is broken. It doesn't recognize any sim card I put. I managed to program my phone number into the phone using CDMA Network. I can make calls, but I can't send ...
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Samsung S9 Plus showing text message cell number in the call log for actual calls

I am using Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. When I send a text message, the S9 Plus is putting the cell number I am texting in the actual call log for Phone calls. It never used to do that before all this mess ...
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Quick way to send a link to a Google Play store app via SMS

I feel like I'm not seeing something obvious. I have several apps installed via the Google Play store on an Android device. I want to send links via SMS to the appropriate Google Play store pages so ...
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Remote control of Android from PC or another Android device

Is there a way s.t.: Whenever SMS with specific keywords are received, that those are then forwarded through SMS to another mobile ? Or, whenever SMS with specific keywords are received, that those ...

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