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 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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Multi window supported Android devices (without root)

Currently I use Samsung S3 mini with Android 4.1.2. I'm planning to buy an S4 mini or other equivalent small screen phone (HTC One Mini, Xperia Z1 compact). But I need to use multi-window feature. ...
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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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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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Fastboot's command boot

What can I do with fastboot's boot command?Can i boot into twrp recovey with my bootloader locked?I have to recover some data from my phone but I have adb disabled...I have a nexus 5 and I have ...
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Terminal for android

I'm still learning how to use the terminal. I know the dangers of fiddling with it. But I want to use the terminal emulator app to navigate my phone(messaging, camera, launch applications, etc) from ...
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Nexus 4 and Android 5

I had my nexus 4 rooted , i have heard that rooted phone would not get updated over WIFI so i Factory Reset my phone , will it now get the update or not? no signe of update notification yet
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How much does the build number of an Android OS matter?

I have seen several builds on OS 4.3 and 4.4-- what are the key differences? I tried finding documentation on the exact changes, but couldn't find any. I set up two new Nexus 7 tablets (2013) and ...
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How to root my android device without losing data? [duplicate]

I want to root my android device but I have a lot of personal data stored in it. It also doesn't have a micro sd card slot. So I was wondering if there is any way to root my device without losing any ...
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how to run binary on non-rooted android phone?

I have cross-compiled a binary on Linux using the arm toochain. I uploaded the binary to a non-rooted andnroid phone. What do I need to do in order to run this binary on the non-rooted phone ? EDIT: ...
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List of default applications for a given android version

Is there a list for the stock applications (those who are installed by default with android), and libraries? for example: Atci_service, calendar, com.mediatek are they default applications? Or where ...
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Will the WWE region RUU version work for my region?

The HTC Desire S RUU for Android 4.0 is now available in the HTCdev website (htcdev.com/devcenter/downloads). Unfortunately (or is it?), region is set to (WWE - World Wide English) My region is "038 ...
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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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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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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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Has android inbuilt support for zip files?

Please try to understand this question carefully before marking this as duplicate. Do the Android OS has inbuilt support for .zip and .rar files ? I am not asking about any third-party software, ...
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How to root android one without pc?

When i try to root my spice dream uno mi 498 without pc with kingroot it give me the error above👆👆👆please prefer another app or give the solution I am begging🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 please! Device: spice dream ...
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Remove app notification when app opens from launcher

I have looked all over the place and cannot seem to find a way to automatically remove an app's respective notification upon the app opening from the app launcher. In iOS this behavior was just a ...
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Reinstall a new OS on zigo nebula 6.9 tablet

I have no idea about hardware, installing and configuring Android OS. I have Zigo nebula 6.9 tablet, which has MediaTek 1.3 GHz Dual Core - Cortex-A7 processor and 512MB ram. The tablet's OS is ...
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Is there a way (not date) to number photos sequentially.

My regular digital camera assigns numbers sequentially. My Android 8.0 Galaxy S8+, after the date, assigns random numbers to each picture. If copied to a computer the pics all become "created" at the ...
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How to fix “Encryption unsuccessful” and bootloop issue on Andriod 8.1?

My Nexus 6p boot looped and is showing "Encryption unsuccessful" error with a RESET PHONE button. Resetting the phone is not helping and it shows the same "Encryption unsuccessful" error again. ...
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host file in android

I have a rooted device. I would like to protect my hosts file from being deleted, maybe with a password or something like that. Is this possible?
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How can I root my Lava A97 Android 6.0 stock

I have tried all the rooting apps including desktops one but none of them able to root my device. I also tried to go through adb but not able to get '#' access in order to move files into intended ...
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Where i can find my stock rom

Recently I bought a Chinese made android phone. Specifications of the phone is given here. The phone has mediatek mtk6577 processor. I been thinking to install different ROM in my device. But, I can ...
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Create a dead zone on a screen using adb to fix phantom touch

Many a times a very specific area of a screens starts to show phantom touches. In this case a very simple tweak to just remove the touch sensitivity from this very specific area could fix the problem. ...
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How do I change the stock firmware in Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo to higher than 4.4 KitKat without rooting?

My Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo has Android Kitkat. Is there a way to upgrade (without rooting the phone) to a newer version?
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How to revert back to stock Sprint firmware (Galaxy S7) after installing the wrong one?

I tried to root my Galaxy S7 and failed. Not only did I fail but in the process, I also installed the wrong firmware G930A (ATT) and did not take a backup. I've been trying to revert back to stock ...
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Android Wear on Samsung Galaxy Gear Live

I want to get a Samsung Galaxy Gear Live,and want to use it on its own gsm network,is this possible? Also,does this watch support data through wifi connection?
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Ota images for nexus 5

I want to update my nexus 5 with an ota image because it freezes after I unlock it with the sign code and I can't access the os.So I want to update my system with adb sideload and an ota image that I ...
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How often is Google Location History updated?

How often does Android Location Reporting send an update to Google Location History? Is the reporting interval customizable?
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How to recovery deleted system app by kingroot

I accidentally deleted some bloatware apps in kingroot by rooting my device these were (Downloading manager,gallery etc.) Now my smartphone is not working properly: My play store is not downloading ...
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Make Emergency Alerts stay

Occasionally, I receive emergency alerts on my Android phone, through the stock/default mechanism. It makes a loud, alarming/attention-grabbing sound and vibrates strongly. The alert is displayed on ...
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If a specific app doesn't require full network access permission means it's completely privacy safe?

If they can't access internet, they can't steal my data in the back which is safe right? I wanna try this file encryption app from play store. Before i proceed, i wanna make sure that the app itself ...
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Cant install apps

I have free memory of about 24 mb left . When i install apps as small as 1 MB it says insufficient memory. I tried many times but the problem persists. I have rooted my mobile too.
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Missing menu 'About>Software Updates' on Stock HTC One M8 Android 5.0.1

In the 'Settings > About' there is no 'Software Updates' on my phone. I'm also expecting to receive Android 5.1 OTA update, and nothing comes. Why is there no 'Software Updates' menu on my phone (...
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Root lost After Reboot

I tried to root my phone and it worked only with Kingo Root and after I reboot my phone, I do not have root-access. I have tried several times, please answer me. I really need to root my phone. It's ...
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Install update in recoverymode delte phone?

I installed CyanogenMod 11 about a half a year ago on my phone (Sony Xperia Z aka. yuga) and now I want to update to CM12 manually. I know how to do that but my question is: does the Recoverymode ...
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Stock Android for Samsung Note 2 [duplicate]

Where can I find stock Android for Samsung Galaxy Note 2?
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Delay in sending messages

I'm Using G3 rom v8 by bountyman334 on LG e980. Message sending is taking a lot of time, delay in sending of about 5-10 minutes and sometimes fails. Tried to update Rom but nothing worked. need help.
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Stock Android 4.4.2 Stock Messaging App

I wanted to see how this other messaging app was going to work on my phone and Gear S. To make it my default I had to go to default messaging app and turn off my stock message app. But the new app ...
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bsnl is709c android tablet is not booting up [duplicate]

My BSNL penta IS709C tablet got locked after too many unlock attempts. After that I tried to hard reset by pressing BACK + HOME + MENU buttons together with the power button but in vain. Tablet ...
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How does emulated storage actually work?

I recently bought a Xiaomi Note 4G. An amazing piece of technology. I transferred the apps I had on my previous device to it. The reason I bought it was partially to have a good gaming experience. ...
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App saves to SD card, phone has no SD card slot!

I am currently using to JBTimer app to time Rubik's Cube solves on my Droid Maxx, and wanted to export the data to do some analysis. The app has a few built-in options for exporting, but every single ...
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How can I automate some processes on my phone

I'm trying to figure out how to automate some processes on my phone: when it rings I want to say "answer" or "pick up" and then be able to go converse with the caller through speakerphone. would be ...
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100% RAM Used.what to do? [duplicate]

i have huawei g5000-5000 mobile whith 512 mb ram which has 479 mb free and a quad-core processor.offlate i have seen it has 0mb free ram and i am not able to do any work.whenever i open any app it ...
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Flashing .tar factory image with CWM

In the hopes of getting Android 5.0 onto my Nexus 10, I visited Google's factory image download page for the latest image. I noticed however that the file I downloaded was a tar and not a zip. Will ...
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How to install custom recovery on Micromax Canvas Nitro A310?

I am unable to flash anything from recovery mode on my rooted (kinguser) android 4.4.2 (micromax canvas nitro A310). Red triangle with exclaimation mark & unable to do anything, even not able to ...
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Confusion between system/xbin/which and system/xbin in android

Hi I am trying for root check of android device I am using following code to check whether the device is rooted or not but bit confused, public static enum SHELL_CMD { check_su_binary(new String[] { ...
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Validate a OTA.zip

Can i validate a ota.zip for my phone? I want to check, if a downloaded OTA from somewhere origins to the manufacurer. I thought about signatures.
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Do all Android devices have USB OTG support?

I am using celkon A98. The specification of my device says it does not have USB OTG support .. I tried OTG troubleshooter app... it says USB host is supported ... Do I have USB host functionality **...