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Is it possible to update redmi 9 using USB to PC connection?

Redmi 9 -> usb connection -> to windows 10 PC which has wired internet. Is it possible to update the smartphone software? it doesn't automatically do anything, other than file exchange. There's ...
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How to find out which app icons disappear after updating?

It happened a few times already that after updating my apps, I notice a gap on my homescreen where an app icon is missing (normally I have it completely filled so a single missing icon is easily ...
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Cannot update some apps

I am using Android 8.1, Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime, Google Play Store v 23.8.08-21, Google Play Services v 20.50.16. Everything installed from the Play Store. For a few apps that I have installed, ...
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Is it possible to update from Android 4.2 to 4.4 without disturbing the bootloader?

I have, for example, downloaded an update from android 4.1 to 4.2. All it consisted of was 10 new system apps, 5 libraries, 3 fonts, and a new bootanimation. What I would like to know is if an update ...
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Pixel 5 bootloop after flashing patched magisk boot image

I was running Magisk on Android 11 on my Google Pixel 5. I installed it using a patched boot image from 11.0.0 (RD1A.200810.021.A1, Oct 2020, EU carriers). Today Android 11 prompted me with an update, ...
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Android 11 update for Samsung Galaxy S10 devices

When will an update come to Android 11 for Samsung Galaxy S10 devices? Currently Android 10 is installed.
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Updating Pixel after many months. Will I get all the missing monthly security patches?

Not a duplicate of this Are security patches only applied to the latest Android version? I have a Pixel 4a, Android 11, running November security update. For various reasons, I do not wish to apply ...
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How to update Android on Samsung Tab 8.9 - GT-P7300

I have a tablet Samsung Tab 8.9 Model number: GT-P7300 It has Android 3.2 and it should be upgradable to Android 4.0.4 I downloaded a big zip file named "XSG-P7300JPLP7-20121217--www.SamSony.net--...
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How can you remove notification of new Messages chat features

A few updates ago on my Samsung Galaxy S10 added new "chat features from Google" and a notification of this new feature was flagged with the standard "N" icon:   Clicking the N ...
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Galaxy S9 Won't Update

I have a Samsung Galaxy S9 and it hasn't been able to update since September. I have attempted to update by manually going into the settings as well as connecting the phone to my computer with Samsung ...
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Why do two phones that are the same update to different revisions of Android 9?

I have two HTC U-11 phones that will only update to different revisions of Android 9. Why is this?
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RCA Galileo Pro Upgrade? [duplicate]

I have the RCA Galileo Pro and it is very slow, is there a way to upgrade? I have always had a Samsung, so this is a big change.
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Is there a way to upgrade the OS on an old phone? [duplicate]

I have an old GT-S6310N (aka Samsung Galaxy Young). I don't want to buy a new phone, because they are kinda useless for me. I use my computers for everything I do. I use my phone only a few times a ...
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What is the support timeline for Google Play System Updates (GPSU) from Project Mainline?

Since Android 9 more and more core components can be updated by Google by the Google Play System Updates (GPSU) that come from Project Mainline (https://www.xda-developers.com/android-project-mainline-...
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How to cancel an announced Android System update

I wrongly click the button to book a update for Android System. How can I cancel it before Nov 22 after 02:00
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How can I upgrade my “obsolete” Pixel to a current/secure version of Android?

I have a first-gen Google Pixel. It came with Android 9 (Oreo), then after I'd had it a while, upgraded itself to 10 (Pie). Just about the time Android 11 (Q?) came out, I was notified that Google ...
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Where Did Pocket Go?

I lost Pocket and other options in Android Chrome share... How do I get them back? Apologies, as I think I'm missing something obvious and I'm being stupid.
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Apps disappear from start screen but still in the apps menu

Sometimes when an app updates it's icon disappear from start screen (launcher) but still in the apps menu. What is the reason for this and how to avoid disappearing? Samsung S7
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Upgrade LG V35 Thinq to Android 10

According to many sources, Android 10 was released for the V35 earlier this year. According to (the only US carrier for this phone) AT&T's website, the most recent version for this phone is ...
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Cannot update apps

I have 560 MB of internal storage and 40 GB of external SD storage free. Yet when I try to update an application stored on the SD card Google Play store asks me to free up space. The update itself is ...
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Updating to LineageOS 17.1, replacing su with Magisk

Up to 16.1, LineageOS provided su as an add-on, in the shape of an extra zip file which could be installed along with the OS itself using a recovery image such as TWRP. However, with 17.1 they have ...
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Snapdragon or Exynos? [duplicate]

I have Samsung Galaxy S7 and I want to check if I have a Snapdragon or Exynos chipset. I need this info because I plan to install Android Pie or 10 and I need to know exactly which chipset the phone ...
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How can an Android user know which Project Mainline modules their device supports?

Project Mainline (officially "Modular System Components" - https://source.android.com/devices/architecture/modular-system) introduced a set of OS components that Google can update via Google ...
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Don't use Google and APKPure misbehaves - how do I update apps?

I have RedMi 3s (Android 6.0.1) phone. Also, I don't like Google, don't use their email and don't work with a Google account - so I don't use the Google Play Store. For a few years, I have been using ...
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Updating Android make it to user more data transfer, now there is no way to block data by default

I have accidentally updated my Android One phone to v10 of 2020-05-01 and now each time I switch-on the phone data transfer is also on. How can I disable data transfer by default so I need to manually ...
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New Android version for Acer DA220HQL [duplicate]

I have got the following android model (Acer DA220HQL) with Android Ice Cream installed (Android 4.0.4). Unfortunately this version is quite outdated nowadays and all android apps do not work. I ...
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Whatsapp keep asking to set up backup then stucks at setup screen

Everytime I open whatsapp it goes to the setup backup screen. After selecting backup frequency and clicking done, it goes no further. If I want to read a message I have to go from the message alert at ...
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Update Sony Xperia C5303 ( with Android 4.3 ) to new version?

Is it possible upgrade or update Sony Xperia C5303 ( with Android 4.3 ) to Android 8.1 with Xperia Companion software ? Or any description else ?
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My Pixel 2 XL doesn't show updates. Stuck at Android 9

I inherited a Google Pixel 2 XL Android phone that I cannot manage to upgrade from Android 9 to Android 10, let alone Android 11. It doesn't see any update at all. When I go to the System Updates ...
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Updating old Android Jellybean (4.2.2) Device

My friend has just dug out an old Samsung Galaxy Tab2 7.0. It looks like it hasn't been used in a long time, and hasn't been updated in years. It doesn't support TLS 1.2 and is missing updates to ...
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ADB immersive mode and wm overscan commands no longer work on Android 11

I upgraded to Android 11 without knowing that it broke compatibility with existing immersive mode and window manger overscan adb commands. Are there new alternatives to these commands in adb now? I ...
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Bundled Microsoft apps keep getting updated even though they are disabled

My phone came with several non-uninstallable "factory apps". Three of these are Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Even though I have disabled these, and uninstalled any updates to save space, the ...
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Where are the download images for Android?

I'm attempting to update my older Samsung 10.1 to a newer version of Android (7.1) which has been confirmed on a few sites that it's working. However, the only download links I've found are on sites I'...
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Is there a way to receive security updates after vendor stops them, without compromising SafetyNet attestation?

Imagine the following situation: The vendor of my phone has stopped providing security patches for the stock OS. The HW is perfectly fine and powerful enough for years to come, so I'm definitely not ...
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Why does Android force close apps after update?

I have been using Linux in my PC for a long time. I had noticed that if an app is updated while it is running, the app is not forced to close or restart. But in Android, I noticed that apps are forced ...
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Uses for an original Le Pan tablet Android 2.2

2011 Le Pan Android tablet running Froyo. Before I toss it, are there any practical uses?
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Does Android update and Google services still work on Huawei P30 Pro?

It's one of the best smartphone in the market, with all the top specs, is it a bad time to buy it in 2020 given the fact of US Government bans? I am concerned about Google services and future Android ...
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I accidentally started the download/install process for the Android 11 beta, can I cancel it?

I have two Pixel phones on Android 10. Yesterday I joined the Android Beta program to get Android 11, with the intention to try Android 11 on one phone and keep the other on Android 10. I started the ...
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Samsung Galaxy A70 stuck in boot loop

I have a Samsung Galaxy A70 (A705FN) which worked fine until i decided to update to Android 10. I downloaded the update and everything was fine until the phone restarted and got stuck in a boot loop. ...
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Help trouble shoot audio driver

So my audio stopped working after the upgrade to android 10. And I can not roll back to Android 9. Phone Samsung Note 9. Android 10. Need help understanding the start-up process in android. Which file ...
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Android forgot my password after installing updates

I know it sounds pompous to say this but android seems to have forgotten my password. I updated, get met with a black screen asking for my password, enter the password and... sits on screen saying it ...
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Huawei Y7 is frozen on 'installing update …5%'

this phone all of a sudden froze on update failed and now its frozen on installing update...5% ive tried numerous times to reboot it by pressing the volume down and power buttons but it still does the ...
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Geckoview Firefox missing features

The Firefox for Android upgrade FAQ mentions missing features in the new geckoview version of Firefox, but I couldn't find a list of missing features. What features will be missing after the upgrade?
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How can I see the history log of system updates

I need to know the history log of system updates "ROM / OTA updates", is there any file on the device can I know this information?
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Why is my phone auto profile updating multiple times a day?

My Samsung updated a few weeks ago and it has had a "the profile update could not be completed" notification that I can't swipe away. And my phone has done a profile update several times ...
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How to Upgrade a Galaxy Tab A Model SM-T550 to the Latest Android

I have very little experience with Android, or any other mobile device operating system. I'm accustom to using Linux operating systems, where any time there is an update I can typically upgrade to the ...
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ASUS ROG II - Android Update

So, unfortunately I brought a Tencent Branded ASUS ROG II phone and paid a hefty amount for something ASUS calls unofficial Consequences: No Android Security Update No Software Update since August ...
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Smart phone - USB Tethering, hot spot, and wifi

I am using a smart phone with USB tethering via USB-C while also using the phones built in wifi and the built in hot spot function all at the same time. Dell WD19 docking station is utilizing the ...
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Merging Backup files into one single img file

After making a backup the folder contains multiple files like: backup.img boot.img kernel.img recovery.img system.img Is there any way to combine or merge those files into one single .img file?. To ...
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App Switcher on Android 10 constantly crashes after minor update on Moto Z4

Motorola MotoZ4 was running Android 10 and it worked fine, then an update was forced, qdfs30.130-42-1-2, with constant daily prompts to restart stating that it would restart on its own if I did not do ...

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