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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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How to login to Oneplus OxygenOS after motherboard change with 2-step verification?

Last time, I had a similar issue with Oneplus 2, I troubleshooted the problem with OnePlus 2-level tech support (nicely organized by Amazon) and they decided after 3rd try that nothing to be done ...
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Galaxy S5 G900V startup failure with inconsistent symptoms making troubleshooting difficult

o/ My Samsung Galaxy S5 suddenly and quickly started deteriorating a few days ago. I did also install a software update from Verizon about a week ago, but what's odd is how the symptoms worsened ...
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Can't log into Google Play, gmail, or other apps on new Samsung 7

I have changed my Google password in an attempt to be able to log into gmail, Play Store and other apps on my new phone. However, the Play Store app is not recognizing the password change. I cannot ...
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Lock-screen passwords sometimes fails

I have recently updated from Android 8.1 to 9. Since the update, there's a problem that keeps popping up every now and then. no matter how often I type the password, it does not get accepted. And I'...
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How can I troubleshoot my oneplus x' signal problems?

I have a smartphone which has no signal at home, and I'm out of ideas on how to pin the problem down. Here are my observations of the problem and what I've done so far: There is neither a phone ...
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Wileyfox Swift won't turn on

My WileyFox Swift phone's battery somehow emptied itself overnight and now the phone won't turn on at all. Battery is 68% full. When I plug the charger cable in/out the phone vibrates and the ...
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Android system battery drain

My android phone has heavy abnormal battery drains coming from Android system. 2000mAh and above on a single charge! I know for certain this is a software issue and not hardware. Before I hit the ...
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Constant “<Untitled> Download unsuccessful.” notifications

I'm constantly harassed by these "<Untitled> Download unsuccessful." notifications. After taking the above screenshot, I cleared the entire notifications list. Within the next three minutes (...
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App <X> isn't working correctly. How can I fix it?

I have an application that isn't working correctly. Either it's not launching, or not responding to commands, or some of the functionality isn't doing what I expect. What are some simple steps I can ...
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High CPU usage from UEventObserver and inputmethod.latin (Nexus S)

I have kept my Google Nexus S up to date with the latest Android O/S since I've owned it and its always had performance problems to varying degrees. I'm currently running: Android version: 4.1.2 ...
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Notification sound ignores silent / DND and plays multiple times

Recently notification-sounds have started playing even when set to silent and/or DoNotDisturb. The sounds seem to be played through the media channel as the volume can be changed by adjusting media-...
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Android settings to fix phones call issue

I have a brand new unlocked Huawei honor 10 lite that can send/receive texts and use data but it cannot send or receive any calls. It gets stuck on dialing out, without a dial tone, and then after 30 ...
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Network Selection disabled by WiFi Manager & Wi-Fi keeps disconnecting

Android 7.1.2 drops WiFi connection. Wi-Fi verbose log says: (network_selection_permamently_disabled) network_selection_disabled_by_wifi_manager
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Lenovo A6000 isn't turning on

My Lenovo A6000 is not working when I try booting it. It shows me a blank screen. When I press the power button multiple times, it keeps blinking showing me a white screen then black afterwards. I ...
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Phone's power and volume buttons will not work in bootloader

I have recently decided to unlock the bootloader of my BLU Studio X8 HD. I have first installed the ADB drivers and afterwards I have used the command adb reboot bootloader to boot the device into the ...
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Google Play Store Hangs at Every Step

This week, the Google Play Store is behaving very strangely. It can download or update a single app but not both without being killed! There was an update for Chrome this morning, so I went to Google ...
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How can I diagnose slowness in an Android device?

In Windows PC, when some computer is very slow, I use software like SysInternals Process Explorer to check background programs that is using more CPU/RAM. I use SysInternals AutoRuns to disable auto ...
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What to do when “Stop Supervision” does not stop supervision in Google Family Link

I was using the "Google Family Link" parental-control software to supervise a device. I wanted to stop supervising the device. So, in the Family Link parent app, I tapped "stop supervision". Google ...
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How to get why an app crashed?

I regularly obtain the infamously unhelpful "unfortunately crappyApp has stopped working". How to figure out what actually went wrong? I guess there's a stack trace somewhere, though ideally I'd like ...
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Troubleshooting why apps are taking longer time to be installed

When I try to install an app using Play Store or through sideloading in my Panasonic Eluga Pulse X, it takes so much time to install it. If the app is pretty big like Messenger, it would take about 5 ...
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Buttons not working on ZTE Overture 2

I've lost functionality of my Home, Recent Apps, Settings & Volume down buttons on ZTE Overture 2. Any clue on how to fix this?
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How to access Samsung Galaxy S2 storage while phone is off

My Galaxy S2 recently froze while browsing facebook using Firefox (the loading animation kept playing though), then shut down after a minute. I haven't been able to turn it back on since then. I tried ...
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Troubleshooting google maps history

Google maps history worked perfectly with my old phone. Now I have a new one and maps history worked for the first few days, then it started to behave randomly: when it works the data is correct, but ...
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How to change the permission and ownership for internal sdcard

I have a problem with my internal SD card on my android 4.2.2. It shows there are no files on the internal SD card but there is a shortcut called "legacy" and I can't write anything on the internal SD ...
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Why does Android 7 reset default Home app after boot?

Edit: I've got an app that was set as the HOME app that suddenly isn't set as the HOME app. My question is in two parts: Does Android 7 have the capacity to do that on its own? If it does, what ...
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Omega ROM 4.4 bootloader/modem problems

Hi I was wondering if anyone else has had problems with this ROM update OMEGA ROM for Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505 I have followed the steps to flash the boot loader (completed successfully). Flashed the ...
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How to determine the cause behind various apps freezing, including system apps?

I understand if this is too broad a question, but on the off-chance there is at least a broad category of problems anyone could point me to... I've had a problem with the phone after asking a third ...
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Something eating CPU on Sony XPeria XZ, how to find out what it is?

I have two Sony Xperia XZ devices, bought both very recently in UK as used-with-warranty. One is working great, but the other (which has a 3 logo come up when booting) apparently has something using ...
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How to test SD card for suspected fault, or validate correct performance, within Android?

I have a Samsung S7 running LineageOS 14.1 (=Nougat 7.1). Since purchase I've used it with a 60GB Samsung SD card. I know that fake SD cards are out there, so on this one I bought direct from Amazon ...
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Android Galaxy Media Player 3.6 is stuck on startup screen and keeps flashing

I don't know how to do android recovery on this device since the home button is a touch screen. It's stuck on the Samsung startup screen and keeps flashing the logo. It won't fully turn on even when ...
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Google Keep Not Syncing Notes

Google keep has stopped syncing all of my notes all of a sudden. Notes created on Android phone are not available on the web version and vice versa. It was working all fine till yesterday. The Google ...
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Can't access filesystem from PC anymore

Starting a couple of weeks ago.. I can't access the file system from my PC on my Samsung tablet.. When connecting the tablet via USB to my PC I never get the dialog box where you choose whether or ...
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Babbel languages learning apps won't play sounds

The Babbel language learning app doesn't play sounds anymore; this used to work for me for a while but now doesn't. Sounds are the central feature of the app which makes it superior to the PC web ...
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Screen flicker only on gray backgrounds

I have a Sony z5 premium, and have had many problems with the screen flickering on gray backgrounds. It's fine on white colors, so it may be something software? I am using android 7.0 Thanks
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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 stuck in reboot loop - what is the problem?

Here is the situation: My phone (Samsung Galaxy Note 4) turns on and works perfectly fine if I am do not click on any app. Then say I click on some app. If I try to press too many things in too ...
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ALL Android Apps Randomly Crashing?

Recently my Galaxy Grand Prime has been acting weird. All of the apps, including settings, facebook, and youtube have been randmly crashing. I haven't done anything to it like rooting or factory ...
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Reverse tethering isn't working completely

I connected my phone to my pc's ethernet connection via (USB cable) reverse tethering AndroidTool on my PC and USB tunnel on my android. Now, the problem is, it is going well with UC browser but isn't ...
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Phone stopped working, Cant turn it on, Solid red light, weird r/g/b/w stripes

yesterday i had a videochat call from messenger. I had this call about 2mins and then i saw i've got 8percents of battery. My phone usually drops from 8% to 2% but this is not the main problem. When i ...
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How to troubleshoot this condition of recurrent restarts?

State of my OnePlus2 phone after Tech2 support session, troubleshooted in the thread How to login to resetted phone when verified password not accepted? I am thinking what to do before my second tech ...
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ZTE phone home screen blinks off and on

My phone screen has task manager and a clear all button at the bottom. When I try to push phone or an app, it keeps disappearing and comes back on. I can't use any apps and I can't talk or text ...
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wpa_supplicant.conf permission

So I'm facing this problem for a while now . What happens is that my phone reboots automatically sometimes and after the reboot I can't use my WiFi . The button is stuck at off: So after doing some ...
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Why external microphone doesnt work on some Androids (like LG G5)

I want to solve the problem with new Android phone (I use LG G5; and Motorola-Turbo2 too, but i dont care about it). I use two kinds of microhpones (4 pin) : =========== Wired ========= This mic ...
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LG E980 mostly unresponsive, only intermittently displays a default background image

After the launcher seemingly bugged out on my old faithful LG E980 (5.1.1 Lollipop) yesterday my phone has been unresponsive and acting very strange. To begin with I hadn't dropped my phone or had ...
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Boot Loop Not solved

I have a yu yureka AO5510 runs on Cyanogenmod 12.1. I used it without any problem till today morning. But suddenly it started to restarts again and again. If i connect it to the charger, the booting ...
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“Can't get valid Device ID” error message

I am getting this error message on a Xiaomi Redmi Note 2: Can't get valid Device ID Invalid Device ID: null Device ID must be valid IMEI or MAC address. Without device id, some account ...
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How can I troubleshoot if I have an Android OS or hardware problem?

I have an asus zenfone 2 laser and it has gone absolutely crazy. I have done a factory reset. The problem still exists. It basically freezes, start taking screenshots...etc. I was wondering if ...
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The songs I downloaded online do not show up with the same name in the player

I download music from various sites offering music for free (because I lack any sort of disposable income to legitimately download them). After changing their names into ones that make sense on my ...
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Do I need to root my phone to get a tcpdump?

I'm troubleshooting my aCal installation and the good folks at aCal asked me for the output from tcpdump -A -- do I need to root my phone and install busybox or can I do this from a terminal emulator?
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Eight seconds after powering on, my phone goes dark and becomes unresponsive. What can I do?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S Relay. (This is kind of like a Samsung Galaxy S III plus a slide-out physical keyboard.) It's running stock Android 4.1.2, rooted using TWRP and SuperSU. I was using Spotify ...