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Questions tagged [stock-android]

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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What is QuadRooter? Are 900 million Android devices vulnerable?

What actually is QuadRooter and how does it work on Android devices? It is currently in the news that 900 millions Android devices are vulnerable: Serious security flaws that could give attackers ...
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how to adb wait-for-device until the home screen shows up?

I need to unlock my screen using adb, and wait-for-device exits way too early(when the device is booting up), and screen unlock fails. Is there a way to detect that the home screen, so I can fire ...
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Will updating to Android 7.0 cause my phone to lose all its application data ? If so, how can I prevent this?

I own a Nexus 5X, and I wish to update the device firmware from Android 6.0.1 to Android 7.0. When I do this, will it wipe all my phone data (i.e. essentially perform a factory reset) ? I know that my ...
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My EVO 3D is narcissistic and won't stop taking pictures of itself

My SD card is filling up with screen caps. I mean, it's not a big problem that's taxing my storage. Still, with all the activity in my pockets, my phone frequently like to waste time photographing ...
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Market App Downloads always fails/never starts

Brand new LG GT540, everything works except for the Market. Clicking on Install on any App resultings in it sitting on 'Starting download..." for several seconds then as soon as it changes to "...
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Dvorak keyboard layout on stock Android

I just updated my Nexus 7 to Jelly-Bean 4.2, and it has the swipe keyboard which is awesome. I want to keep this feature of the stock android keyboard, but with the Dvorak keyboard layout. Is this ...
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Can Android phones be set to automatically wipe all data after a certain amount of failed logins without an app?

A new policy at my work is being drafted regarding email access on phones. A requirement will be that the phone must automatically have all data erased after a certain amount of failed login attempts. ...
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Remove word from autocorrect - Six Android versions and three phones later

Okay, so I've seen this question asked before, but literally none of the solutions has ever worked for me, and I've now gone through three phones and six iterations of Android, multiply versions of ...
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How do I take a full image backup of an Android device? [duplicate]

I am trying to do a full system image backup of a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4. It is unrooted at present, and is running Android Kitkat 4.4.2 . I have no desire of rooting it as of now. I have tried ...
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Is it possible to continue upgrading an Android device if the OEM stops supporting it?

Suppose the OEM loses interest in my device; can I still install the stock distro updates when issued by Google? Are there issues with device drivers if I go this route?
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What is the Android Permission “WRITE_GSERVICES” doing?

There is a mysterious and undocumented Android Permission called: WRITE_GSERVICES. As usual Googles own documentation is even more mysterious than any bad fairytale, writing: android.permission....
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Does turning WiFi on and off use more power than it being constantly on for a set amount of time?

So, often battery saving apps switch off WiFi when not connected to "save battery" (obviously). However, my question is this: if I was only out of the house for a couple of minutes, out of range of ...
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Original OS For Samsung Galaxy S I9000 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device? I put a ROM on my Samsung Galaxy S I9000 and now it doesn't fully work. I was wondering if there was a way to get ...
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What is meant by the Nexus S being a “developer Phone”?

I have heard lots of times that the Nexus S is a "developer phone". What exactly does it mean?
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How do I disable the stock Gallery app?

I just downloaded QuickPic and so far it's all good and fast. It has more features than the stock Gallery including the ability to include / exclude certain folders from view. For this reason, I don't ...
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What is SIM Toolkit and how do I remove it?

I've had this app (SIM Toolkit) since forever and can't seem to find a way to remove it. (Click image to enlarge)
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How to downgrade an HTC Desire to stock version?

I know the first thing you gonna say is to google it, there is plenty of tutorials for it, but I tried at least 5 of them (including some in XDA), and every time I didn't succeed. First of all, here'...
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How can I permanently disable (not uninstall) a stock app?

I want to disable some of the stock apps that I don't use (e.g. Drive, Keep). These are stock Android/Google apps, not third-party apps. When I attempt to disable them: I get a warning that disabling ...
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Creating a bootable USB through android

Is there any way to create a bootable USB (not turn your android device into a bootable USB), with an OTG USB stick through android? I do not have a laptop to do this on, as the one I need (the one i ...
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Restoring LG Optimus 2X P990 back to stock LG software

I have flashed a lot of custom ROMs onto my phone, like CM7, kangs and such of CM9 before it's released, MIUI, and so on. I didn't want to wait till the third quarter of 2012 before I got some IC on ...
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How to run built-in Sound Recorder?

If you go to Settings -> Apps -> All, you'll be able to find the "Sound Recorder" built-in application in JB 4.2.2, but it's not shown on the app drawer. Curious, how to run it?! PS: it's not ...
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How can I delete ALL alarms in the stock Clock app?

How can I delete ALL alarms in the stock Clock app? I see that you can delete them one-by-one, but I have 50+ (created regularly with voice commands), and I'd like to get rid of them in one action.
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Replace notification bar

The default notification bar in Nexus S is very basic. It doesn't have any toggle buttons like others do. Can I replace it?
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Lollipop and above - How do I install an APK as a system app?

Back in the day, installing an app as a system app was as simple as moving the APK file to /system/app or /system/priv-app. Removing them was as simple as deleting the APK. Now, while I'm customizing ...
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Android 6.0 drains my Nexus 5 battery within an hour

So. This morning I received the OTA update for Android 6.0 on my Nexus 5. Previously had no problems with battery usage, but after installing the update my battery is drained within an hour, without ...
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After reinstalling Android from stock images, why do updates complain about modified /system files?

After discovering the hard way that rooting modifying /system looking at /system the wrong way breaks updates, I've decided to drop all of the power-user stuff and just go the sanctioned route—no ...
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How to remove the Google Now search bar from Nexus 5

My Nexus 5 has a useless and space-wasting Google Now search bar: QUESTION: How can I remove the Google bar? My rooted Nexus 5 runs stock Android 5.1.1, and I would rather get rid of Google Now if ...
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Does switching user accounts in Lollipop affect battery life or performance?

I recently updated my Moto G2 to Android Lollipop via OTA update. I've successfully installed the update(around 500mb i guess). I saw the new feature of adding new Guest and New user acccounts just ...
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Is there currently an easy way to root Sony Xperia S with stock ICS 4.0.4 ROM?

I'm looking for an easy way, which doesn't need Unlocking bootloader or flashing Roms, just like root solution for SE 2011 devices (one click). It's because I currently use my Xperia S for development ...
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Samsung S Galaxy II (i9100): possible with stock Google Android OS?

I'm in the market for a new Smartphone. Except for iPhone's, I'm new in the field and probably have some misconceptions. My first choice was the Google Nexus S, but I was offered a great deal on the ...
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Do I have to install a custom ROM if I root? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does rooting require a custom ROM? I have an HTC Desire S with the stock ROM. Can I root the phone but keep my stock ROM, that is the one provided by HTC ? Or do I HAVE to ...
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How to reinstall android to the fresh stock?

I have recently bought a used HTC Evo 3D from the internet. The phone itself is in perfectly working condition and the software is in its original state; that means it's not rooted, it's not running ...
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For basic users - Any reason to install mobile security App?

For users that play it straight, never going to doubted sites, never enabling APK from non-play sources... (e.g typical seniors) Any reason to install a mobile security app? Because Such users ...
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Can I Install Stock Android 7 N On Any Device?

I currently own a Redmi Pro running Android Marshmallow with MiUi 8. Is it possible to install Android 7 Nougut on my phone.. I already have root...
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What does “Restricted” (aka. “Do not”) system icon on Lollipop mean?

I'm using Nexus tablet on stock Lollipop. For the life of me, I can't find what the "restricted" sign in the top right corner means. I've checked the user manual as well but still not worked out what ...
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Rooting Stock Firmware - GSII with NFC

I have a Galaxy S2 with NFC (GT-I9100P) and I wish to have root access to properly administrate my phone. I've been looking at various forum posts on different sites and I've just been getting more ...
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HTC Desire HD Android 2.2 disable screen shut off when timer is running

I tried to use the timer for a countdown of 3 minutes. 1 minute in, the screen shut off and the phone locked, disabling the countdown. After 4 minutes, I realised what had happened. Is there a way ...
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How to export bookmark list from stock android(ICS) browser to pc

I have been using the stock browser which came with the phone for awhile and it has been really useful. Currently I have a large number of articles I have bookmarked that I would somehow like to get ...
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Reprogramming Samsung Earbuds' Buttons

I have a pair of Samsung Earbuds which came with my S6 Edge. They have buttons which pause audio and increase or decrease the volume. The buttons only work when it is connected to an android device. ...
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How do I get my mobile data to work again, after the new Android 5.1 update?

I am having an issue with Mobile data no longer working. Mobile data WAS working the day after updating to Android 5.1 on my Nexus 5. But now (1 day later) it is not connecting to Mobile data. It just ...
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What is the difference between AOSP/vanilla and stock? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the difference between an AOSP ROM and a stock ROM? When referring to Android ROMs or kernels (etc.), what is the difference between: AOSP ("vanilla") Stock
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want to get my Droid back to stock, but don't want to reinstall apps

I foolishly rooted my Motorola Droid and fumbled around until I got Cyanogenmod 6.1.0-RC3-Droid installed on the thing. There's really no reason I should have done this, however. It didn't exactly ...
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Return my motorola defy to its original state

I'd really like to find a way to reset my phone to the way it was when I bought it, like before I customized it. Is that something that would be possible?
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How to prevent app from showing its update in play store using titanium backup?

I want to use the older version of ES file explorer (the one before it became bloated). Play store always shows me update for it, and I usually update all my apps in one go. I don't want to update it, ...
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ADB sideload and fastboot uses. What's the difference?

1) If i want to flash a stock rom what should I use adb sideload or fastboot. I have seen on youtube people using both of these. Are both of these similar or different. Sorry if this sounds stupid but ...
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YouTube no longer available for old Android 2.2 devices?

I unrooted my HTC Desire today and restored the stock ROM image, recovery image, etc. It's running Android 2.2.2 now. I noticed that the YouTube app is broken. I can run it, but it complains about not ...
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Resetting Android Phone from CyanogenMod to Original

When I bought my (pre-owned) Nexus One, it came with CyanogenMod. I would like to change it back to Google's official 2.2 (or 2.3) Android. What does this entail and how do I go about doing this in ...
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I'm stuck at TWRP recovery menu,whenever I turn on my device.

I had a perfectly good root on my Samsung Tab (SM-T111). However I downloaded and installed "quick reboot" from play store. I selected boot to recovery (in the app). Now whenever I try to turn on my ...
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Does Nexus factory Images work on all android devices other than Nexus devices

Hi I would like to know if the factory images for the Nexus found on this link Nexus images can also be flashed onto other devices other than the nexus devices only maybe other LG phones or SAMSUNG ...
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Android is upgrading … so slow

So I bought a replacement phone (I doubt the model matters but it's a Moto Z Play) and now it's catching up with upgrades and there are many updates and every one of them is taking like 15 or more ...