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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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Can't find .nomedia "folder"

I have a lot of folders that I wanted to hide, so I placed a .nomedia file in folder. I accidentally renamed a folder name to .nomedia. and BOOM all the folders including all images are hidden. I ...
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Android apps not working with HTTP proxy

So I want to redirect my Android phone's HTTP traffic through a proxy running on my computer, in my case Burp Suite. I tried doing so by changing the WiFi settings and also by using the Drony app. ...
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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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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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My Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5360 is not starting

I was installing a custom ROM on my Samsung Galaxy GT-S5360. The installation aborted abruptly and I lost all data from my phone. Now my phone won't start and is stuck at the Samsung Galaxy Y GT-...
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Volume automatically increasing to max on pixel 4a

The volume on my pixel 4a is always set to max. I can lower the volume with the other button but it will automatically go back up to max after a few seconds. I can still manually increase volume but ...
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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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Possible to restart the Samsung Bixby button handler?

Is there a way to restart the service or handler that manages the Samsung (S10+) Bixby button (without rebooting the phone)? My button has stopped responding. I know it's a software issue and gets ...
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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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Google Play store Sign in help

I can't install any apps from Bluestacks because I can't sign into Google Play store. I get this message. Can't figure out why. My laptop doesn't even have an antivirus. It doesn't give any network ...
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Super old email contacts suddenly appears in my phone contacts

When I woke up this morning I suddenly had 6 new contacts added to my contact book on my phone. All of them were emails, some of them I recognize from WAY back but I sure haven't had contact with them ...
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How do i unbrick my lg sunshine

I had app hangovers restarting over and over again and could not open my settings on my phone app or any other application so I open the back of the phone and turned it off by pulling the battery out ...
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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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Magisk manager doesn't show any modules

Android 11, Pixel 4a I did something obviously stupid (and worse, don't remember what) and ended up in a situation that Magisk manager wouldn't respond, in the sense it wouldn't show any modules. I ...
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Android phone doesn't start, screen black

So yesterday i picked my phone up from my pocket, the screen was on but just black, and it was blinking (guessing around 7 seconds of, 7 seconds black). After a few hours of doing this, it sounded ...
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Why my Android 5.1 MEDION E4506 smartphone fails to detect BLE smart band?

Why my Android 5.1 MEDION E4506 smartphone fails to detect BLE smart band ? from https://developer.android.com/guide/topics/connectivity/bluetooth-le "Android 4.3 (API level 18) introduced built-...
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Apps killed by android:Redmi S3

Phone model : Redmi s2 Ram : 3 GB My phone is killing apps when more than one app is running. Even when messaging apps are running like messenger. I can't use messenger when other apps are in ...
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Ghost touch... Could it be software if problem persists in safe-mode and recovery?

This part of my screen is not working (white part). Weird thing is that it used to be only this part just less than a week ago. In safe mode it's the same thing. In TWRP as well. Is there any chance ...
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Android disconnects (looses Internet access) whenever data is used

I've recently installed a new router to extend the home's signal. It's a TP Link Archer xr500v, and it's connected via wire (LAN) to the main router that is in turn connected to the ISP. I've disabled ...
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Problem with chrome: cascading tab list not displayed, have to do it blindly

Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini Android 6.0.1 Chrome 86.0.4240.198 (latest update at the moment) Just yesterday Chrome's tabbing started misbehaving. When pressing the button to look at the list of tabs, the ...
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Magisk issue :Device rooted but Magisk not installed

Device: OnePlus7, Android 10 What happened Device was rooted with October security patch updated, custom kernel installed and Magisk Manager hidden (to prevent root detection by an app). All working ...
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Friends phone keeps rebooting & other problems

A friends phone keeps rebooting, & when it does it resets their theme to the default theme. A couple times it has gotten stuck on the bootscreen requiring a battery pull to fix it. Just now after ...
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What can cause wifi to be extremely slow (1mbps)?

As mentioned in the question, wifi is slow on my device (1mbps) and only gets fast (80mbps, normally it's 100-250mbps) for a few seconds after I forget the network and join back again. I have a ...
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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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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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How was the bootloop fixed on OnePlus 7?

This is a weird question , in the sense I recovered from the boot loop but don't know why and how and hoping I get some pointers from the possibly incomplete information. I recently applied monthly ...
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Troubleshooting Device Policy Manager library failure on Android 9

Running MIUI 11 EU ROM/Redmi Note 7 (x86, x64,arm). Logcat: 08-09 02:07:13.089 20371 20371 F linker : CANNOT LINK EXECUTABLE "/system/bin/dpmd": "/system/lib64/libdpmframework.so" ...
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Can't Donwload/Install/Update any app - Waiting for download

I've got a problem while trying to install/upgrade any app on my android phone, after tapping on install/upgrade it just get stuck with the message waiting for download. Nothing works for me, I ...
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Banking apps not working after flashing OxygenOS

Today I clean flashed OxygenOS OB16 Crocus V2 (Android 10) using OrangeFox Recovery in my Redmi Note 5 pro (whyred). And before this, i was using Pixel Experience Plus (Android 10) and before that ...
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How to fix a phone that always boots into TWRP when OS exists

A friend of mine has this small Samsung device. He forgot the PIN he set on it and decided to hard reset the phone using power button+ volume up +home. That booted into TWRP. He then used the Wipe ...
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How to inspect HTTPS traffic of a third-party app on Android 9+

I want to inspect inside HTTPS-encrypted packets that an app is sending. It is not my app, I don't have its source code. My device is rooted, so I can modify /system/etc/security/cacert if needed, ...
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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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How to log errors when using adb pull?

I am using the latest version of adb with the pull command to backup my data. Sometimes adb pull doesn't backup all of my files, so I am trying to figure out which files have not been backed up. ...
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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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First N sec not played from pulseaudio over HDMI on Android TV

I start tv, select input source, set default sink for pulse audio(pacmd set-default-sink 0) and start some playback in mplayer. For some reason, there is like 3-5s delay between command being executed ...
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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 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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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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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 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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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 ...