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pm hide VS pm disable — the identity crisis

What's the need of pm disable when pm hide already does its job? I've compiled some information based on my search and research: click here to see the table (edited). As you can see, pm hide can ...
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Are there any Google devices that support capabilities in their default kernel?

If I systemless root (no modification done to /system partition) a nexus device, would I be able to able to set capabilites on executables without changing the original kernel binary ? I often want ...
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Gmail: “Couldn't sign in” error with latest version, but other google apps sync just fine. Older Gmail version works fine

While using the latest version of the Gmail app: 6.3.117716127, I cannot sync my mail whatsoever. Update: 6.4.120760496 has the same issue. Please note that this is NOT a universal "Google" sign in ...
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Using Google Voice Recognition offline

Question How to force Google Voice Recognition working in offline mode even if an internet connection is available? Background I know Google Voice Recognition has an offline mode1, using "speech ...
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Google account and installed apps disappeared after an unexpected restart

I have a Note 3 N9005, Lollipop installed on it. My phone just restarted in my pocket, by my clothes "pressing" power and home button (why does that restarts the phone?). After it restarted various ...
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Doze behaviour on Nougat (7.0.)

Doze behaviour has been changed in Nougat. Doze is implemented in two stages When a device is on battery power, and the screen has been off for a certain time, the device enters Doze and applies ...
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Has device [storage] browsing through Bluetooth been disabled on Android?

My mobile phone is a Motorola Moto G with Android 5.1 and I've just discovered I could no longer browse my phone storage through Bluetooth. I only use that feature infrequently yet I find it extremely ...
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Is it possible to disable confirmation dialogs in Android 4.4?

I have an LG G2 which came with Jelly Bean, and I have recently updated it to Kit Kat. I have noticed that the amount of confirmation dialogs when changing phone settings seems to have gone up from ...
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Why is there no option to choose size in TWRP's resize partition feature?

I'm trying to reflash an old Galaxy Note N5100 but I realized that the system partition is too big (~1.5GB). The current ROM uses only about 40% of the partition so I want to shrink it to make space ...
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How to follow a country during the olympics (Google now)

I really like the job Google has done on their Olympic coverage. However I cannot for the life of me figure out how to add a country to follow during the Olympics. I am currently following the US ...
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How to stop apps from doubling overscan?

For some reason a chunk of the digitizer broke on the bottom of my phone. I tried to use adb shell wm overscan 0,54,0,324 to resize my screen smaller until I can get a new phone, but it's giving bad ...
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How to remove root backdoor on an Allwinner device?

I read on The Register that a root backdoor is triggered by writing rootmydevice to the special file /proc/sunxi_debug/sunxi_debug. That gives the current running process root privileges. If that file ...
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Force-stopping, disabling and even factory reset failed to stop recurring app crash error message

My friend sold a TeXet 9768HD to somebody. Now the customer returned it with a weird problem. When the tablet boots up and loads OS (Jellybean.rus.texet 4.2.2), it shows: Unfortunately fingerprint ...
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Disable android Sensor only for Call

I'm using device GT i 9082, Android 6 AOSP ROM. My phone has a problem. While answering/dialing call, putting phone near to ear the screen goes off - this works fine but when taking phone off the ear ...
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Is there any way to auto-reconnect with a specific PPTP connection on Android?

Every time my phone switches between networks (e.g. 4G to Wi-Fi) the established PPTP connection drops. I know there is a feature called Always-on VPN, but that seems to only apply to L2TP or IPSec ...
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Rooting nexus 4 failed

I was trying to root my nexus 4 by the following steps: Download and copy the file UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.43.zip to /sdcard/ Download the file CWM 6.0.3.5 Got into Fastboot/Bootloader Mode on Nexus 4 ...
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How to force Contacts to respect “File as” (or “NickName”) field for sorting and display?

Let's say one wants for Android to display their father not as "FirstName LastName", but simply as "Dad". This seems to be a pretty essential feature; and, as I have heard, it is implemented even in ...
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How to find out learned words in Gboard?

Where can i find the words learned by google keyboard? I can't find nothing on the internet about where it is saved or how to find saved words.
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Bug or feature? Android ignores DNS servers with IPv6 ULAs when in an isolated ULA network?

This has cost me some hours of finally tracking it down, but I would like to know if someone can please shed light on this issue? Android 6 and 7 do not accept DNS servers with IPv6 ULA addresses. ...
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Is it possible to crack encrypted device?

I have device powered by Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 cpu and running Cyanogenmod 13 (6.0.1 android) rom with unlocked bootloader and TWRP (3.0) recovery. ROM has security patch level December ...
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How do I force Google Play Store to download new apps on a roaming mobile connection?

I am often on a roaming mobile connection, and I have found that Google Play Store does not allow you to install apps while roaming. Clicking the "Install" button puts the app in a "Downloading..." ...
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How to get to know via command-line/adb where boot process hangs?

Question: (How) is it possible to get to know via adb where exactly a booting-up android device is hanging? My problem/ background information: I recently did changes on the automatic display ...
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Android 5.0 FDE stopped asking for password during boot

The settings still says encrypted, but it no longer asks for passwod during boot. Lockscreen password is still there. How did this happen (bypassing encryption)? Google search indicated this is not ...
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ContactManager sort by other Language

It's a Lenovo a7000-a and it uses ContactManager as a phone app. I have the Language of the device set as english but my contacts are in Greek. The ContactManager does not display Greek letters on te ...
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Activating Multi User on CM12.1 Android 5.1

I've done the edit to the build.prop fw.show_multiuserui=1 fw.max_users=5 I've done this on a tablet using CM12.1 (android 5.1) and it hasn't activated Multi User. Is there anything els that needs ...
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1.5 GB limit on file seek addressing?

I am trying to transfer 5.4 GB file form an android internal memory (Sony Xperia Z2). But it seems that most applications have issues addressing the file beyond cca 1.5 GB. They just can't read the ...
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Reverse tethering via Bluetooth: How to share PC internet connectivity with android phone via Bluetooth

OS: Windows 7 SP1 x64 Phone: Galaxy Ace 3 - android 4.2 (rooted) I'm aware of normal tethering scenarios in which the user can share the Mobile Data connection with other phones/pcs via wifi-hotspot,...
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How to stop Sony Xperia Z3 Compact making noise on using camera button?

I've got a Sony Xperia Z3 Compact running Android 5.0.2, and is not rooted, which has a button that instantly wakes the phone going straight into the camera app. One problem - unless Media Volume is ...
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Sony Xperia Z3 flickering between charging and discharging

When I plug my phone in it often has problems charging. Both the green led light and the charging icon will flicker on and off every half a second. This seems to happen at different times during ...
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No Media profile in Bluetooth connection

When I connect my Galaxy S5 (Android 5.0 build G900FXXU1BOC7) to the car (a Hyundai Accent), the Bluetooth connection doesn't show the media profile, only the phone profile. Which is strange, since my ...
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Is there a way to sync a WebCal to “My Calendars” in Google Calendar

Currently I subscribe to a few WebCal links that a sports league I play in provides, so if my games get rescheduled, my calendar will always be up to date. I would like to receive notifications for ...
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I keep getting alerted regarding unread Facebook messages even though there is none

My phone beeps and tells me I have an unread Facebook message even though I don't. I've got a hunch what the source of the problem is. I have both the Facebook app and the Friend Caster app and they ...
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IPsec PSK - VPN connection not working in android Phones

The VPN connection setup is not working in android phones but whereas the same setup is working fine in iPhone. Is Group password and IPsec pre-shared key are same. Please clarify. Thanks in advance.
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Connecting WiFi via ADB Shell (Oreo 8.1 - LineageOS)

I've tried all publicly discussed methods I could find to connect to WiFi via ADB on a phone with a broken screen (no display/no touch). The closest I have got is via wpa_cli using the method #1 ...
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Switching Google Voice typing language and force offline mode?

I've been using Google Voice for quite some time as it's fast and convenient compared to typing on the phone keyboard. However, I speak multiple languages and when I use the Google Voice software, if ...
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All Notification Tray Items Dismissed When Opening App

So on my iPhone the notification tray items disappear when I have viewed the message inside the actual application. Windows Phone works the same way. While all notification tray items for that app ...
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Remove words from the SYSTEMS predictive dictionary

On my Wileyfox Swift, the pre-installed keyboard is called "AOSP keyboard". It allows to type and to "swipe". When set to German, and I "swipe" the word "mal" (you can compare that to the English "...
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Android 7.1.1 storage location of adb keys

I have a Galaxy s3 (I9300) that has a broken touch screen (display is fine). I therefore can not click the authorization dialog that pops up when I try to access the device via adb on any ROMs above ...
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Android Samsung S7 Auto boot on charger plug Script not working

I have successfully rooted my samsung Galaxy S7 using this tutorialhow-to-root-galaxy-s7-on-android-6-0-1-marshmallow/ Now i want to boot my mobile on charger plug when mobile is off. i found my lpm ...
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Incorrect touch resolution

I have a Teclast X80h and I flashed the Android 5.0 v7 mirek's ROM to it. It's original stock ROM was 4.4 Jellybean. With the new firmware the display resolution and the touchscreen resolution is not ...
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How can a bookmarklet be ADDED on mobile Chrome?

On my Android phone, how can a user add a bookmarklet to my Chrome bookmarks, without needing to use another device? I have a bookmarklet on my website that I want other people to add to their ...
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Why does my Android 4.4.2 sudden have a battery drain (Wiko Bloom)?

I'm currently using a Wiko Bloom, with Android 4.4.2, using the latest manufacturer update. A few weeks ago I was trying out the Llama app and after a while I noticed that out of nowhere my battery ...
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Can I Call simultaneously from Skype from my device and pc?

I have installed Skype on both my device and my PC. Is it possible to call or accept call from both.For example I want to talk from my phone and at the same time watch the same video call from my PC.
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What are the privacy implications of apps that use Android System WebView?

From what I've researched, Android System WebView supports cookies and HTML5 local storage. When do those cookies and local storage items get cleared? For example, Samsung Messenger (Samsung's ...
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Manage file type or application defaults in Android 8

I am using Solid File Explorer to browse my files. Each time I tap an image, it is opened in Google's Photos. I would like to know where this relation is defined in my Android 8.0 and how can I change ...
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Offline safe sync directory on sd card on non-rooted Android with Ubuntu PC

Is there a way how to offline safely synchronize directories between sd card on Android which is not rooted and PC with Ubuntu? Safely = using secured connection between the devices (for example ...
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My phone is downloading “Google Play”, over mobile data

My phone randomly shows the Download Manager downloading "Google play". I usually cancel this download since it seems fishy to me, and that's what my question (asked below) is about. Since this sounds ...
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Manually (Re-)Encrypting a Whatsapp Backup File

Problem So, after rooting using a custom ROM and rooting my phone somehow WhatsApp wont let me back up my chat history anymore, see below. The problem now is that I want to transfer my chat history ...
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Android Oreo autofill on chrome

I know android Oreo has an auto fill feature, and I like that it can be integrated with a third party password manager. However what is unclear is whether that auto fill feature works within a browser ...
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`adb shell wm overscan` makes apps leave blank spaces on top

I've been following the instructions given by: Resize screen to display only on working part of semi-functional touchscreen. Basically I just ran: adb shell wm overscan 0,320,0,0 to fix a broken ...

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