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The version of Android originally on the device as supplied by the manufacturer or phone network, including any customizations, alternative interfaces and updates.

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Why does my android use so much ram?

I recently bought a realme xt phone 8gb ram varient. I usually get only 4 gb ram free and rest of the ram used by system. So i want to know that it's usual for 8gb ram system to take up to 4 gb ram ...
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Is there a way to reset the phone without re-enabling the disabled apps and services?

My phone's system UI has become laggier and slow lately. I want to reset the phone which is running Android Pie/ One UI and even though OneUI is a hell of a good UI experience it has a mega tonne of ...
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Set-up wizard is your default launcher - Asus Zenfone 5

I've this very old zenfone 5 which I want to give to somebody but I cannot get past the set-up wizard which seems weird. After clicking next to the time and date section, either the set-up wizard ...
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Do Android One tablets exist?

I am looking for the zero bloat, 100% pure Android One experience. So far, I have only been able to find phones with Android One, like the Xiaomi Mi A2. Do Android One tablets exist? Or if not, are ...
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Android OTA update fail when increased the system.img size

I am working on IMX6Q with Android 7 for OTA update. Current system.img size 499 MB with this OTA update work. I increased this due to compilantion error. If system.img is above 499 MB ota update fail....
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Encryption failed after turning my android phone on

when i turn on my phone it shows "Encryption failed" and "Unable to start up your device. the encryption process was interrupted. you need to reset your device to factory default setting. this will ...
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Contacts displayed multiples times with different color codings

Today, I migrated to a new cell phone running Android Pie. The model of the phone is Xiaomi Mi A3. I use to back up all my contacts on Google Contacts and sync it whenever I change my phone. This time,...
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Is it possible to enable native video calling in stock android?

My phone's IMS status shows that video calling is unavailable that I can't do native video calling. I'm using stock android on Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2. Android version 9.0. So is it possible to ...
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Play Store stuck on 'Download Pending' or 'Waiting to Download'. How to fix?

( TL;DR - How to uninstall Play Store) Hmmmmm....... OK. So, a friend of mine deleted my Google Account as Prank(don't how it is a prank), after when I came home I just logged in and tried to install ...
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Android 8.0 | How to show the day of the week on my widget (HTC CLOCK) or Notifications area at the top

so I have this problem of not knowing the day of the week (Monday, Tuesday,...) and having it on my HTC 10's home screen or the notifications pane would help a lot. I remember that one of the above-...
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How to hide blocked contact in Google Phone or Contacts app?

I'm using stock android and I've blocked contact in Google Phone app so is there a way to hide that contact is blocked from recent or contacts tab?
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Remove search bar from home screen in Android 9 (“Pie”)

I am using Xiaomi A2 Lite and I want to get rid of search bar on my home screen, preferably without and without installing custom launchers (that are likely to be the next configuration time sink). ...
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Why does go_hispeedfrequency gets to 1.4Ghz even when I set to 648 mhz?

Using ElementalX kernel manager,stock android 8.1 and on ElementalX kernel.In interactive governor option,to save power I put the settings but it changes and also boost becomes 1 from 0 every time.
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Folder files as daily wallpaper in android

How to set folder files as daily wallpaper on android without installing any third party wallpaper app. I have Google wallpaper app, which can set daily wallpaper under landscape, texture, life like ...
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Filesystem options

I am new to file system options so excuse my ignorance my question is in regards to barriers (fstab barriers=1) and journaling. are these two exclusive? can i disable barriers while keeping ...
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Data restrictions for app

I have used option to restrict the data access for any specific app such as forbidden , wifi only or allow in my previous phones. Currently I am on pixel device running Android pie. Where can I find ...
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File copy from external sdcard fails sometimes

I recently bought an sd card reader that can be connected via USB-C to a phone. My phone recognized the SDCard inside that card reader and I can copy files - usually. However, it seems like when I ...
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Galaxy S10 ignores mute & do not disturb

For a few days now, out of nowhere, my Galaxy S10 (Android P, One UI 1.1) ignores when the phone is set to mute and/or do not disturb. This happens across various apps and during normal use as well as ...
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Keep android phone off until I press combination of volume + power

I'm using Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 running on android pie. My problem is there's kid at my home and he play with phone though it is protected with pattern he start all options from navigation bar or ...
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LG K20 on metropcs

The hotspot is working 5 to 8 times faster, but the phone no longer has any data on the phone. There is no network on the phone whatsoever no email, no browser, no play store. Not even pics through ...
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Can't launch Google Play Store from within other apps

Recently, I am having a problem with my Android phone. Generally, when an app tries to show something in the Play Store, the Play Store app opens up. But, recently I noticed that Play Store is no ...
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Cant install apk, remove apk and install apk again, it fails

I have an issue that Im a bit curious about. When I do the following with a self-signed APK it wont install. Use case: Download APK Open apk inbrowser and install it Allow unknown sources in google ...
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What parts of a stock Android ROM are proprietary software? [duplicate]

Since there are a lot of projects for modified OSs based on Android, I was wondering: which sections of a stock Android ROM are proprietary software ("binary blobs")? How functioning is a stock ...
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Increase audio output gain

I'm trying to increase the output volume of Google Podcasts on a Pixel running 9.0. It seems like the easiest way to do this used to be with an Equalizer set to session ID 0, but this behavior is ...
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Cant use gamepad on android (ipega 9120)

Need help with this issue. I bought new ipega controller 9120. I followed the instructions to connect the devices to my phone. I press home button and left pad, the gamepad turned on and showing blink ...
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Can custom roms like aim rom or aex increase gaming performance over stock Android?

Note: I have zero technical knowledge about Android or custom roms or root etc. Am using Moto G5 plus (4bg) and I play games like PES 2019 and pubgm a lot. Now my device runs these games with some ...
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How to import contacts into phone instead Google contacts?

I'm using stock android on Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 running on Oreo stable update. I want to import contacts in phone instead Google's contacts. I've trouble using Google apps contacts and phone....
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Completely compromised, but how?

I'm hoping a few geniuses out there can lend there wisdom, I'm at a complete loss. Or maybe I'm the simple type. I would like to assume I'm "hacked" but the situations I've been through lead me to ...
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How to remove duplicate contacts from Google Contacts and Phone app?

I'm using stock android on ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M2 with Android 8.1.0. When I did imported contacts from .vcf in contacts app it's fine under my account(Swapnil Nagtilak) there are single numbers. ...
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Wake lock setting

I know that there is full wake lock setting in Android which prevents the screen from turning off. Also, there is a partial wake lock, by which the CPU runs in it's full speed even if the screen is ...
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What can happen if I pull out the battery without switching off the device?

I just want to know what can happen if the battery from an Android device is pulled out without switching off the OS. Will any serious or irreversible harm occur to the software or hardware? What can ...
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Alarm behaving very strangely

There is already another question like this (Alarm is disabled when device is switched off) but my question is slightly different from those. In my new phone with Android 7.0 Nougat, I found ...
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What is the circle showing on android call screen?

What is showing on this circle in middle?
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Is it possible to keep the touch sensor on while the screen is off?

I know that the touch sensor of a phone's screen requires power to operate. So, my question is that, is there any way to keep the touch sensor on while the screen is off in Android OS?
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Inserting incompatible SD card?

I have an Android phone which supports 32GB SD card. So, if I insert a 64GB SD card, I know that the device will not recognize it. But, if I create two partitions in the 64GB SD card (32GB each), will ...
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Huge battery power consumption with one particular SIM card

I have a Vodafone SIM card in an Android phone. In that phone, there is a 2000 mAh battery. I had noticed that the battery was discharging very fast, about 2%/hour when idle! At that time, no battery ...
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Why do the system apps show 0B memory space occupied?

I had noticed in my phone's applications manager, that the size of the system apps are displayed as 0B, which indicates that no memory space is occupied by that particular app. Please see this ...
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TWRP loop after factory reset from stock android on moto m

I just used the factory reset from the android backup and reset option to reset my moto m. But there seems to be a problem. It automatically restarted into TWRP, so I did a factory reset from there ...
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Can I update my Redmi 5 beta to Stable manually?

Can I update my Redmi 5 beta to Stable manually by going to About phone > system update > choose update packages. N select the stable zip file n flash. Can I do that ?
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Print Spooler is crashing in 480 dpi screen

Please understand this question before marking this as duplicate. In my phone, the Print Spooler app is working perfectly fine when the screen density is set to less than 400 dp. But, when I set the ...
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How to reduce the minimum screen timeout?

I was trying to programmatically set the screen timeout to 5 seconds, because the minimum value provided by my Android OS is 10 seconds, which is more than enough for me. But I was out of luck! Is ...
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How to change the lowest and highest screen brightness in Android?

Is there any way to reduce the lowest and highest screen brightness settings by editing the build.prop file in Android? If yes, then how?
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How to use the power provided by USB OTG?

I know that USB OTG supplies at least 5V of power. I am trying to run a small LED or other types of loads through the USB OTG, but I was out of luck! How to enable the power supply through the USB OTG ...
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How to replace Android's Download Manager by an other default app?

I got enough of the poor functionality of com.android.providers.downloads So I decided for a better alternative download manger. But how can I choose the alternative as preferred download manager? ...
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Why is the '/storage/emulated/' directory inaccessible?

The /storage directory and the /storage/emulated/0 directory is accessible in a non-rooted Android OS. So, why is the /storage/emulated directory not accessible in a non-rooted Android OS ?
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Project FRP Destroyer on XDA, i need help with format

Alright, I'm not sure where this is supposed to go, I'm not sure if it relates more to custom recovery users, so... Android Enthusiasts, or Stack Overflow because it deals with commands... Anyway, ...
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Is it possible to change file permissions on Android's internal storage?

How can I change file permission of a file on Android without rooting? I actually want to prevent some files from deletion. Note: I am asking of changing the file permissions of user-created files in ...
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Does the Android OS supports playing two or more audios simultaneously?

Does the Android OS supports playing two or more audios simultaneously ? I am asking this because I have seen some apps playing audio without stopping the audio that's already playing in the ...
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Google play services won't run unless you update Google play services

I am constantly getting a notification about every 1 or 5 minutes since I had updated the Google Play Services app. It's a very strange type of notification. It says "Google Play Services won't run ...
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Launchers and features analysis

I am using stock moto launcher on my device. And, the night drain is about 6%. So, I decided to use Nova launcher. Installed Nova launcher, and after that night drain is reduced to 3%. I need to know ...