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Is it necessary to update Android version?

My Samsung mobile is telling me to update to Android 11, is there really anything that is better than Android 10? I notice the more updates, the more likely it is for others to spy on our data & ...
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Advice for selecting proper ROM for my old device [duplicate]

I have quite old device PocketBook SURFpad 3 (10,1")(specs). And I want to update it, to more modern android version. Unfortunately, I have not done it before, so I would like to ask about an ...
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How can I prevent my Pixel running Android 12 from automatically updating the OS?

Android is telling me it'll soon update my OS: How can I prevent that? I use a Pixel 6 running Android 12. I've disabled the automated updates in the developer options:
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Keep user settings/cache after updating app without Google Play

I have developed an app for the school where I work. It is hosted on Google Play, but some of the students have Huawei phones without GMS. I would like them to have the option to download the apk from ...
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Upgrade to Android 7.0 but keep old built-in apps, user apps, etc

How can I upgrade my Samsung Galaxy S5 from Marshmallow to Nougat without changing the built-in samsung apps, losing user apps, settings, and keeping the Samsung Marshmallow UI? I mean, only updating ...
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BenQ RP7502 won't update Apps

We are using BenQ Interactive Flat Panels (IFPs) at school, and we are having issues with updating the apps. The firewall rules we have set up should bypass all authentication, but when it comes to ...
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Pixel 6a does not show available Android security updates

On a Pixel 6a device, Android seems to have trouble finding the latest security updates. On the one hand, it warns me under Settings->Security like this: (!) Update this device This device hasn't ...
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What can I do to upgrade an old Android 4.0.3 tablet?

I have an Asus Transformer TF101 that is running Android 4.0.3. The tablet can connect websites in HTTP without issue but not in HTTPS. Most HTTPS websites are totally unreachable. Some websites (from ...
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S10e has never been updated, ever

I am in Europe and I bought the S10e from an eBay seller in December 2019 because I wanted the Snapdragon one. The seller said that it was the unbranded version but when I got the phone it was the ...
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How To Disable System Updates On Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G? Or How To Disable System App With ADB (Package Is Protected/Protected Package)?

I have a Cricket branded Motorola Moto G 5G Stylus running Android 11, and I'm trying to disable the system updates. I've already disabled system updates in developer options, but it still forces ...
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Upgrade android to 5.1 on Overmax Quattor 10+ [duplicate]

I'm trying to upgrade my old tablet Overmax Quattor 10+ (OV-Quattor 10+J) android system. It is currently usable with android 4.2.2 and Opera browser, however a lot of apps need android 4.4 or 5.1. I ...
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What is Google up to? Google Play Store updating apps even though auto-update is disabled

Recently, I've noticed Google Play Store automatically "updating" apps, even when auto-updates are explicitly disabled. I put "updating" in quotes, because all the apps in question ...
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Is it possible to modify stock boot image from Android 11 to allow running Android 12 GSI ROMs?

I am trying to run Android 12 GSI images on a phone with stock Android 11 boot.img. I know that the boot partition is somehow incompatible with the GSI ROMs of Android 12. Would it be possible to ...
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Upgrade Asus Zenfone 4 Z01KD to > 8 OS

As of September 2022, Slack will stop supporting the app for Android OS versions earlier than 9 (Pie). I have an Asus Zenfone 4 Z01KD mobile, stuck at Android 8. I have read suspicious guides online ...
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Does modifying system partition disturb Android system updates?

I want to root my device and then modify files on the system partition. I want to enable multi user support and install busy box. But there are many other reasons why someone would want to do this. My ...
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Can Android 12 update trigger "new access" notification?

I recently got an e-mail warning that an app has been granted access from a nearby location, just after updating to Android 12. Device used was "app" not web browser. I changed password and ...
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How do phones from non-famous brands usually update their version of Android?

Stuff like 11T Pro or i13 Pro Max are just examples of Android phones that don't have any famous brand. My question is, how do these phones usually allow us to update? Is the updating mechanism ...
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manually upgrade Magisk on Samsung S10 without losing data

I had a working Samsung S10 which was already rooted with Magisk (v20.*). Due to a Magisk update (v24.1) my root got broken... So I need the manual way. I successfully patched the stock "recovery....
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Why does the "What's new" section in the Google Play Store now indicate "No information from the developer"?

In the Google Play Store, the "What's new" section for every Android app with an available update now claims "No information from the developer". This is happening even when ...
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How to clear Google Play Store & Google Play Services data / cache without allowing Google to force-update all apps on the Android device?

I find the Google Play Store and Google Play Services to be quite buggy. As such, I frequently need to delete the data and cache for each of them. The trick is figuring out a way to do this without ...
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How can I disable the "Install update to keep device running smoothly" notification?

Once every few weeks, I get this notification to update the device after unlocking my phone. I have automatic updates disabled in system settings as well. Hoping there is a service that a "root ...
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How can I check for system updates without being forced to update my system?

I use a Google Pixel 6 with Android 12. How can I check for system updates without being forced to update my system? When I tapped on check for updates in the settings, it then forces me to update my ...
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Any performance issue with Android 11 and 12 updates for particularly Samsung Galaxy Tab S7?

I'm thinking of doing Android 11 (and 12 when available) update for my Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 (model: SM-T875) and seeking any advice that suggests avoiding the update. Did you experience any ...
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Updated Telegram from APK - why after the installation, it asks for phone number?

I face IMO strange issue with Telegram. The notification says Google Play Services need Phone permission to work, but it has that permission when I go there, however the update of Telegram via Google ...
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How to stop Samsung S7 from wanting to update Android version?

I'm using my old Samsung S7 to test apps (that I develop) on Android 8.0.0 (Oreo). But every time I come back to my phone the below screen (Program Update) appears and the phone wants to do an system ...
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Creating launcher icon to Google Play Store's "Manage apps & device" page (preferably in Nova launcher)

I had a home screen icon to the "Manage apps & device" page in Google Play Store. Specifically, I had this set up in Nova Launcher (Prime). I tried to recall how I accomplished this, ...
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Android 11 Samsung - Does focus mode disable background app processes?

I have the Samsung a32 5g. From what I know focus mode it doesn't let you get notifications or use the app, but would that interrupt background processes? For example google play auto-updates, will ...
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What are the minimum software specifications for Android 11 [duplicate]

What are the minimum software specifications for Android 11, what is the minimum specification needed for android 11 in terms of processor, screen, and other capabilities?
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How to update pocof1 mobile running on pixel experience android 10 to latest version?

Currently, my mobile pocof1 is running on pixel experience ROM Android version 10 but I was unable to update to the latest version as I didn’t get any OTA updates, but on the pixel experience website ...
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Installed app updates log/history?

Is there a way to see in Android the updates history/log of some installed app? E.g. The X app was installed in January 2020, and was updated 3 times, each version and update time being logged. This ...
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How can I easily upgrade from android 10 to android 11 on my LG phoenix 5?

I am thinking of upgrading to Android 11 (not 12 for performance reasons) on my LG Phoenix 5 smartphone, but I do not know an easy way to do it. Does anyone have any suggestions? (Like using APK files,...
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Is it possible to update the security patch level of Android 7.1.2 to 2019-10-01?

I need help in understanding Android security patch level. I am running Android 7.1.2 in an IMX.7 board. That is the maximum version supported by my h/w. From the NVD vulnerability database, running ...
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How to fix samsung galaxy note 9 stuck on set warranty bit recovery screen

Please i need help, i tried to flash a firmware update to my note 9 using odin but it failed. Then the phone showed a blue screen asing to use smart switch. but i went and downloaded another firmware ...
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Prevent built in apps (Messages, Photos) from prompting for updates?

I use an android phone without Google Play store, although I do install OTA OS updates when they arrive. I don't have a Google account set up. My standard Photos and Messages apps checking for updates,...
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Google Chrome fails to update

I'm on Android 10. When I open google chrome its menu is replaced with a red icon. On clicking it there's a red menu item "Update Google Chrome" or so. On invoking that action I get to a new ...
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impossible to update whatsapp due to Google Play Store error

I'm using Whatsapp on a Samsung GT-S7582 Android 4.2.2 machine :) (I know it's old but please stick with me), ... and I would really appreciate if you could help me making it work again. (Google Plays ...
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default home app / launcher reset after Adnroid 11 update

I had Nova Launcher installed and set as default. Yesterday I updated to Android 11. After the update there's a bit of mixup: mostly when I go back to the home screen, it presents the Nova Launcher as ...
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Why does my HTC Desire 610, running Android v4.4.2 and WiFi connected, falsely allege "your phone is up to date" and "no updates available"?

While cleaning my attic, I unerathed an HTC Desire 610 from 2014. I hope to use it as a backup phone. I can't afford to buy a new phone, as COVID unemployed me. As at today, the Latest release is ...
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Endless updates on every boot

I have a treadmill (manufacturer gone out of business so no support there) that runs on Ubuntu 14 (2016) Android version 4.4.4. Every time I power on it goes through the "Android is updating"...
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Not able to access /dev/block/sdbx in system app?

is it possible to copy /dev/block/sdax to /dev/block/sday in c++ with using system call, example this should happen dd if=/dev/block/sdb20 of=/dev/block/sdb43 bs=4096 without using system()? I am ...
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Updating rooted android through OxygenOS Updater

Forum, I am trying to update my rooted OnePlus6 from Oxygen 10.3.9 to 10.3.11. For this I am trying to use the OxygenOS updater app, which is a handy software updating utility tool. When doing this, I ...
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Why no storage error showing with my space empty?

Im having more than 12GB free space And when i try to install app or update app im getting no storage error. I have clear cache also still showing same issue. Any suggestion. Thanks
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Why are battery optimization options getting reset all the time and how to prevent this?

They aren't just reset after every restart / upgrade but even without running any update or restarting. One problem that results from this beyond having to change the settings after update is that ...
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New firmware (with bug fixes) is available on the official website of the manufacturer - do I need to update via PC?

I have Cubot KingKong Mini 2 (Android 10 smartphone) and the new version of the firmware is available on the official website of the manufacturer: https://cubot.net/Support/id/60/cid/16.html#hh It ...
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How do I download an Android 10 system update over cellular after I already said I want it over wifi?

My Moto G8 running Android 10 asked me how I want to get an update that just became available. I picked wifi only, but then realized I don't have wifi right now. I can't find any UI that would let me ...
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Faster way to copy slot B back to slot A after update

After update into Slot into B, is there any way to mirror the contents of B back to slot A? So that both slots have the same versions. How do copy complete updated slot B back to slot A efficiently?
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If I buy the cheapest possible Android smartphone today, how long can I keep it without having to buy a new one?

I'm forced to get a "smartphone", even though I want nothing to do with them, simply to be able to use as a "digital identification" thing and similar things for companies that ...
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WhatsApp update erased the chat history. What has gone wrong and is there any way to restore it?

Seems like WhatsApp update has erased all my WhatsApp history. Is there any way to get it back? (Without paying for third party tools, if possible) I bought a new Android phone (Realme 7 Pro) and ...
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I can't downgrade webview nor update it because I'm locked out of play store. What can I do?

My mom's phone (yes, I know what you're thinking :-) suffered from the webview update glitch yesterday. She thought that for whatever reasons it might have something to do with her credentials, so she ...
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Is it normal for an Android OS upgrade to change bitness on an upgrade?

I support an Android app, that uses native files. (multiple APKs) Some app setup is done on first startup, (which is different for 32bit + 64bit). Recently I dealt with a bug report, caused by a users ...
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