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How to keep track of updates to APK

I use only a handful of apk that are not from Google Play store (for whatever reason). For example Youtube Vanced, GCamera, Blokada. But since they are not in the Play store, is there any way I can ...
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WhatsApp Messenger zero-day exploit: How to upgrade?

It turns out that WhatsApp Messenger is affected by an exploitable buffer overflow vulnerability, which can be used to take over the phone with "zero clicks", by placing a call using specially crafted ...
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Phone app Frequent Contacts sorting changed

The phone app (icon: blue phone handle) has 3 tabs: "star" - starred contacts and frequently contacted "clock" - list of calls with timestamps "contacts" - all contacts alphabetically Recently the ...
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How to apply the latest security patches on Nokia 3.1?

I've a Nokia 3.1 with build number 00WW_2_680_SP02. When I run Check for updates, I have the message: Your system is up to date Android version: 8.1.0 Security patch level 1: 1 February ...
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Update a rooted Android phone from 4.4 to newer version

I have a rooted sony xperia Z2 with Android 4.4.4 Is it possible to update the phone to a newer Android version and still have root permissions?
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How do I apply an OS update manually without rooting my device?

I have an RCA Galileo Pro 11" running Android 6.0 Marshmallow. In the recovery menu, I have the option to install an update from the SD card or over ADB, either without rooting. I'd like to run a ...
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I am using mi A2 andriod phone

Mi A2, How do I reset 'clear frequentis', After backup from Google, this option to delete top contact is removed from top right there button display while opening favorite
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Stopping ongoing app updates

How do I force an abort on ongoing app updates happening on my Sony Xperia Aqua Android mobile? It is slowing down all other processes. My cell is setup to do updates when it finds a wifi connection, ...
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Problem with app update: Play Store keep downloading to much

For a few weeks now, Play Store struggles to update 2 of my apps. It tries to download the update but overshoots (see image). It does this a few times until it puts them back on the pending list. ...
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How do you rollback an Android system upgrade to Pie? [duplicate]

I want to revert my phone back to Android 8 Oreo after installing/upgrading to Android 9 Pie. I'm not a fan of Pie and just want to go back to the previous version Oreo, is this possible? if so, then ...
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Can I uninstall security updates for rooting?

I want to root my Samsung device, but previously, I have installed some updates. From what I know, successful rooting depends on security bugs in the firmware: The process of rooting varies widely ...
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LineageOS Update Failed: Unable to mount /data

I recently installed MicroG for LineageOS on my OnePlus 5. After downloading the latest update using the updater in settings, I clicked install. The phone rebooted into TWRP and started to update ...
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RCA VOYAGER STUCK ON THE VOYAGE SCREEN

Hello everyone im new here after searching online trying to find answers to the problem im having I came up empty,im reaching out now with hopes someone can help the voyager is a RCT6873W42BMF8.after ...
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Install and update app without play store

If I install an app on Android outside Play Store. Will it ever be updated? How so?
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Getdoc.html and getdocbyid.html automatically downloaded

my google chrome for android was updated and when I started it and googled something I needed at the moment, I noticed that getdoc.html and getdocbyid.html were automatically downloaded. I did not ...
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Way to update and keep a browser in custom android device

We have custom android terminal and it comes without Google Apps and only few system apps are there and without a browser app. We need to install a browser in the device and keep it updated. Will it ...
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Why files/directories under Android's root filesystem don't change across different version updates?

I compared 2 devices; one running Android v5.1.1 and other v9.0. So I noticed that files under /proc are same in both. Can anyone explain why there is no difference even though OEM's are different and ...
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Will skipping Play Store updates cause problems?

I have found that auto-updating apps from the Play Store sometimes causes me an inconenience: A newer versions of an app sometimes doesn't have the features I liked in the older version. Thus, I ...
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Stop Chrome auto closing when no tabs are left

I noticed a new behavior in Chrome after updating my device to Android 9. When I close every tab in Chrome, the app closes automatically. This used not to be the case before I updated, even if there'...
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Applications installed on SD card moved back to internal storage after updates

I saw in one question a reference to moving apps which I do all the time. But my phone moves them back to the phone (internal storage) after any update. So besides using my Android, what am I doing ...
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Why wont my device run Twrp img for rooting

Okay, happy post Vday. 🍥 💕 So, Im trying to root an unlocked Blu J1, running Marsh. 6.0. I recently reset it, due to perf. issues & now trying to root. My setup is Win7, w/ the latest Usb ...
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How to stop andoid os update over mobile data

My phone is set to update only on wifi but the Android OS updates overnight using mobile data (which means I get charged as a Pay & Go user) even when it is within reach of wifi. How do I stop ...
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Why does the Google Play Store sometimes not list an app update?

I've noticed that the Google Play Store sometimes does not list an update for an app. For example, I'm working on a stock, non-rooted, Android Nougat device on which Firefox Focus was installed ...
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lg v20 firmware update -now looking for any connection

I powered off my V20 and 3 hours later went to turn it on and it says, "firmware update, now looking for any connection" It appears stuck on this screen. I can't do anything. Any suggestions
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Cannot install / update apps

Since a short time ago, I cannot update / install apps. E.g., if I try updating a given app, it is downloaded and shown as installing. But as soon as the installation finishes, it shows again as ...
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OnePlus 5 Black Screen after Pie

My OnePlus 5 after the Pie OTA update wont show the screen. after rebooting, it only shows the 'android' logo and then the screen goes completely blank(black). I can sense that the phone is turning on ...
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Is the Android F-Droid client still actively maintained?

According to the G-Droid app description on the F-Droid website, "the F-Droid client is not [actively maintained] any more". I could not find evidence that this is true. Is the Android F-Droid ...
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Messenger Update won't work [Redmi 5a]

In my main facebook account, the messenger's UI stays the same: But on my dummy account, it looks like this: Please Help! (Photos used came form google)
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Motorola Xoom Tablet Connection Problem When Accessing Web Pages

I have an old Motorola Xoom Tablet that when I access browser, it loads google and loads the results of google searches but on accessing the web pages the tablet gives a 'secure connection could not ...
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How do I figure out which version of Android is supported on my device?

I am a Pixel 2 that is running Android version 9. I also have a much older Nexus tablet. I get an update on my tablet almost every day but it is only for Androids version 5.1++. Why can't I upgrade ...
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Why does Android OS need custom ROMs for OS upgrades?

I have a discontinued LG L5 E455 Android phone that came with Android 4.1.2 OS. I am forced to upgrade the OS because most of the apps I need to install are not compatible with this version of OS, ...
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Ant+ hardware support broken in Android 9?

Recently, my Xiaomi Mi A1 received an update to Android 9, and since that I figured out that Ant+ is not working anymore (which did work pefectly using Android 8). Ant Radio tester from the Google ...
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How can i stop Android OS updare after tapping “INSTALL OVERNIGHT”

So I'm running Android 6.0.1 and i don't want to update it, but when the notification popped up, i accidentally tapped "INSTALL OVERNIGHT", being 2AM to 5AM tomorrow. Is there anyway I could stop it? ...
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How to fix device when stuck in firmware update with “Do not disconnect USB” message?

I have an LG Android phone. When I turned it off last night, it turned itself back on again with the firmware update showing "Do not disconnect USB". But when I received it from my contract holders, ...
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Phone virbates without there being any notification

My phone, Samsung A8 2018, sometimes vibrates without there being any notification. I've noticed this since yesterday. The two new things which yesterday changed about my phone are: I updated my ...
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Why is Google Play unable to update only Google apps?

Everything was working fine on my Lenovo tablet until a couple of weeks ago when Play Store was no longer able to update the gmail app. It usually just was left hanging. Other apps seemed to update ...
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How to fix LG Tribute stuck at 0% on “Firmware Update”?

My parents bought me an LG Tribute from the store. Suddenly, it is stuck on a screen saying "Firmware update", and is stuck at 0%. I have seen people saying to remove the battery, but if I do that, ...
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How to read (or restore) files on encrypted SD card after update to Android Oreo?

My situation I have been using the encryption of my Android phone’s external SD Card on a Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) Duos (SM-J330F) ever since I got it. I have recently updated my OS to Android 8.0 (...
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Upgrade mediastar x2 4k satellite receiver

i have ms-x2 4k satellite receiver with android os v7. 0 after download last updrade file from official site and restarting the device it showes this error: "installation aborted". What should i do? ...
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Can an app update from Play Store reinstate its permissions I've disabled earlier?

There are quite a few apps out there that request too many permissions during install time, most of them seem highly dubious. I tend to disable permissions I feel unlikely to be used and for the most ...
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How to update Android System WebView on MIUI

I'm on rooted MIUI 10 8.8.9 Android 8.1 Currently there is WebView version 62.0.3202.84 installed inside /system/app/WebViewGoogle/WebViewGoogle.apk with /oat/arm and /oat/arm64 directories ...
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Does Google has a page where they show when an Android version isn't supported anymore?

We are in doubt of supporting a device running an older version of Android. I looked everywhere on the internet, but there seems to be zero information from Google how long they will make security ...
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SD card problem when Downloading

I recently updated my Nokia 3 system to android 8, I have a space of 5 GB in my SD card and 6 GB internal. I had been using my SD card as internal storage before I updated my system. But now with ...
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Should I update Android OS on 1.5 yrs old phone?

Will it make it slower or faster? My phone: Moto G Play (XT1607) Not rooted.
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Stop and disable Android system update on Motorola phones

My phone is a non-rooted Motorola Moto G4 Play (XT1607). It is getting old, there's no space left, and I don't want to update the Android operating system. By mistake, I clicked "Update" and it ...
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Updating system app without root and apk install in custom ROM

Custom ROM in Redmi 3S I have installed Gapps(from opengapps) using TWRP recovery. Recently, I got an update from play store for dialer app, but not for messages which released recently. Why message ...
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Updating system app without root and apk install in stock ROM

I need to update system apps like phone, contacts etc without installing apk or rooting. Is this possible? Stock ROM in Moto X4 How can I update my phone, contact etc with latest version from moto? ...
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How to update Flipkart Digiflip Pro XT911 to latest version of android [duplicate]

I have Flipkart Digiflip Pro XT911 Tab, which have old version of android like Marshmlow, Now I am looking for a way to update it to latest android version, How can I do that. Thank you
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Upgrade the OS from 5.x to 6.x [duplicate]

How can I upgrade from 5.1.1 to 6.x in order to utilize adoptable storage?
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Can't update Uber app

I installed uber app from play store. But when i try to update it then it cant update and it shows error.