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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How can I change default timer ringtone

I have a samsung galaxy note 4 and I am wondering how can I change my defauly ringtone? Thanks
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spy / invisible file occupying 4gb+ space in internal storage

I am running Android 6 Marshmallow on Sony Xperia z3. I use my memory card second partition to link most of my apps and increase my space. (app2 SD / link2sd app) some of my folders I link manually ...
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Send Airdrop from Android

Is there any way to send files from an Android phone via Apple's Airdrop to an iPhone? I'm not looking for an alternative system, just want to mess with some colleagues who have iPhones. Currently ...
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Nexus 5 boot loop after depleted battery shutdown

Yesterday my phone turned off after the battery had depleted and now, after charging it, both the OS and TWRP are stuck when trying to boot (on boot animation and TWRP boot image respectively). I'm ...
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Force RTL layout not working

Even though I checked the box of Force RTL layout it seems it don't work properly and due to this many other problems are occurring in my HTC Desire 826 dual SIM, like , my screen is 1080 but YouTube ...
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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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Differences between fastboot erase and fastboot format

I have an asus zenfone 2 laser with radio problem:it doesn't take the line.I want to format modem partition to see if the problem could be solved.I jave a doubt:what is the difference between fastboot ...
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How can I display as many Unicode blocks as possible in Android?

I study linguistics and ancient scripts, and this requires glyphs on high Unicode blocks which most fonts do not support. Unfortunately it seems like most apps in Android will only render the glyphs ...
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Android disconnects from Wi-Fi if I don't login to hot-spot. But there is no login needed

Today I connected to a Wi-Fi network with two options: Free access to intranet. No login required. Paid access to full internet access. Login and payment required. I just wanted to use the free ...
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OS Features missing after upgrade to Android 5.1

I just updated my Nexus 5 from Android 5.0 LPX13D to 5.1 LMY47I. Some components of the OS now seem to be missing. When I scroll with two fingers from the top of the screen I only get the ...
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How to disable street names in android voice navigation?

I'm stuck with a quite simple problem, still can't find the solution. I'd like to disable street names reading in voice navigation, to keep just simple guidance like "turn right" or "turn left". Can'...
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Android picture naming convention

I am using Samsung Galaxy S5 from T-Mobile. I noticed that pictures are named as YYYMMDD_ABCDEF.jpg where the first part represents date and the last purt I suspect represents time in military ...
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Where to get or create an Android Lollipop iso for x64 environment?

My question is simular to this question about iso for x86. I am looking to dual-boot my Lenovo Yoga 3 pro with Android L and I need an x64 iso. I can not use an x86 as it is not able to install to ...
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Device not allowing the use of non-English for the screenlock password

I am facing very unclear behaviour on Motorola devices w.r.t. setting its password in non-english language (Hebrew). Let me explain scenario: Settings -> Language & input -> Google Keyboard ...
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Rooted Nexus 7 v2: Using Tor and Adblock Plus

I'm having success using both Tor and Adblock Plus, although independently. I'm trying to figure out how to get both to work on the device at the same time. When successfully using Tor, I get ads ...
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Multitasking solutions to (not-rooted) Android OS and Apps out there?

For here i mean multitasking visually, which means the ability to see more than one Apps at a time. Other than Samsung's Multi Window, Popup Play (or by the Stick It! app), Pen Window, or the LG's ...
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Stock JB ROMs for Chinese-made devices [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device? I'm looking for a good source for MT, RK and Allwinner-based phones and tablets, but I couldn't find any. Most ...
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How to restore the official firmware on Samsung Galaxy Note?

I have a question for you guys. When I bought my Samsung Galaxy Note, it came with custom firmware with lots of bugs. It's being over 3 months I bought this phone and it freezes a lot. My question is, ...
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Does flashing stock ROM via Odin delete phone data?

So my Galaxy S6 is stuck in a boot loop and I've literally tried EVERYTHING already and nothing will solve the problem. Safe mode won't work, clearing the cache partition won't work and USB Debugging ...
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What is Android's sleep mode [closed]

Many developers speak of Android's sleep mode. When exactly the device goes into sleep mode ? What is st standby mode ? How standby and sleep mode are different (or related)? When the device goes ...
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How to move SMS from hangouts to messenger app

My Nexus 6p has 2 messaging services. Google Hangouts and the stock Google messenger app. I usually use the Google messenger app to send SMS, but the problem is that the message they respond with ...
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What’s the difference between stock Android, Android One, and Android Go?

I'd like to know what's the difference between stock Android, Android One, and Android Go? Each is a flavor of Android, each originates from Google and all have a few things in common. Is it just ...
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How do I view root ( / ) with Termux if termux-setup-storage doesn't help?

After reviewing this, I used termux-setup-storage on my phone and Andy Android emulator. After running the above command, I am able to view root directory with ls on Andy emulator but not on phone. ...
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Why are there multiple versions of “Phone” installed under all apps in Android Lollipop?

Why are there multiple versions of "Phone" installed under ALL apps on my Android Lollipop 5.1.1 phone? Menu = Settings → Apps → ALL There are three versions of "Phone": Phone - com....
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What do I get if I install a custom ROM instead of installing new launcher, new phone app, …?

I have been thinking about installing a new ROM, like CyanogenMod (most probably), but thought it would be a mess to return to stock ROM if I messed it up, plus, last time I checked, not all features ...
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Question about Aptoide

I found this “Aptoide” app on my Android A5 the other day but I certainly don’t recall downloading it. I opened it up and somehow got to the updates section. It showed me available updates for a bunch ...
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Can I restore my HTC Hero to its stock ROM?

I have a rooted HTC Hero with the latest Cyanogen mod installed on it. I'd like to get it back to its stock status, restoring the original, official ROM and unrooting it. Is this possible? I have ...
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Uninstall Stock Apps on Motorola Droid!

I need to know if I can uninstall the following apps without causing any adverse impact on the phone. I have already uninstalled FACEBOOK and TWITTER app. I am with Verizon and I am planning to ...
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Making an app integrated into another app [closed]

Can we have an application controlled by another application both working in the same apk ?
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YouTube age-restriction bug

I am asking this question on this site as I have a problem with the YouTube app: So, I happen to be a teenager under 18 and have a Gmail id that I use with YouTube. Now everything was fine until ...
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Why isn't the touchscreen pressure reading being put into use by Android?

Just now I discovered the "Pointer Location" dev app on Android, which tells how much pressure is being applied on the point on the touchscreen. They even have it since Android 1.0. I know there may ...
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Is it possible to lock the bootloader without losing data?

Is it possible to lock my phone without losing the system data it has? I had previously unlocked my Nexus 6p to get root access, and have since despised the big yellow warning sign reminding me that ...
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Is there a way to know if the installed Android is official?

I know that if one has access to the firmware files, one can check if the firmware is the official stock firmware or not by looking at the SHA1. Now, suppose that Android has already been installed ...
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Can I charge my phone with many different charger speed types?

I have a nexus 6p, and various different chargers which I bought for the phone. One is a slow USB charger (comes with the box). Another is a type c to type c cable connected to the AnkerCore 20100+ ...
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Does Google offer a support number for the Android OS as a whole? If not, why?

My grandfather's contacts are missing on his Galaxy, and a quick Google search on the error "Sync is currently experiencing problems. It will be back shortly." shows numerous results, solutions, etc ...
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Lenovo A6000 Plus boots into recovery mode after downloading system updates

Today I downloaded updates for my Lenovo A6000 Plus. It asked for rebooting so I hit OK. But when it reboots, it says like: Android System Recovery <3e>. The options it shows are: reboot ...
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Wireless printing from Android phone

I have a samsung galaxy prevail through boost mobile what kind of printer do I need and how do I print from my smartphone wirelessly?
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Does flashing Factory image on nexus 5 reinstall core apps

I messed up with some internal core apks of nexus 5 running 5.1 (android L) to be particular Google play services. I want to get back the original apks. Would flashing factory image help me with that ...
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Nexus 5 gives Status 7 error when flashing 5.1 OTA [duplicate]

I've been trying all day to install 5.1 OTA via ADB. In my struggle, I tried installing TWRP to try to get it to work, but it didn't. I since flashed the stock recovery. When trying to flash via ADB, ...
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Is there Any Way to Make Android Stay on the Same Page on the Application Drawer after Pressing the Home Button?

Often, I press the home button to end an unresponsive app, with intentions of starting the app back up. However, when I open back up the application drawer, it is always on the first page, and not the ...
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“USB Debugging” mode not visible, Samsung Galaxy Note II

resolved (see below) The only options I see are "Media device (MTP)" and "Camera (PTP)", I can browse the phone files and download images from the camera directory, so the USB plug and cable are fine....
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Huawei Ascend P1 U9200: upgrading (International to Chinese)

I own a Huawei Ascend P1 smartphone (U9200, unlocked, international version, still original Android 4.0.3 factory build B003). During about a year that I have the phone, it started being much slower ...
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Move to SD card not enabled in Sony Xperia M

HI i have a sony xperia M Mobile. I'm trying to move downloaded apps to SD card. For that first i installed android sdk in my pc and connected my Device in USB debugging mode. Later i started adb and ...
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Play store icon in App drawer disabled in Nexus 7

i use the stock rom JB 4.1 on Nexus 7 8G. There is a small play store icon in the top-right corner in app drawer(not app icons in ap drawer). i found that the icon in my cm10 version phone and my ...
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Samsung Captivate AT&T OTA Update Stuck at 99%

I have a Samsung Captivate (Galaxy S). I recently returned to stock firmware (2.1) using ODIN 1-click and have been trying to do the standard update to 2.2 from AT&T. The download goes pretty ...
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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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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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MotoG5s encryption switch “on” but doesn't ask for pin on restart

I've had encryption turned on on my MotoG5s since I bought it last year. It used to ask for a pin every time it was turned on and at every restart. Since updating to 7.x.x (currently on 7.1.1) it's ...
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What does “CUSTOM BINARY DOWNLOAD” mean exactly?

When I boot an Android device into download/ODIN mode, on the top-left it says "CUSTOM BINARY DOWNLOAD (n counts)" where n may possible mean the amount of times the device has been flashed. Is this ...
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“Can't play this video” error AFTER the video finishes playing

I get this error AFTER the video plays. This comes up when the video ends. And it was recorded on the same Pixel phone where I play it. Tried different apps to play the video, same result.

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