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Can I permanently disable the cell/radio of my phone?

My wife got a new phone with a new service, so I get to have her old phone to play around with. Since the old phone no longer has cell phone service, I want to completely disable the cell phone or ...
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Mount Samsung S10 file system to Windows 10

Is it not possible to mount and browse the file system with Samsung Galaxy S10 if I connect it to Windows 10? With Galaxy S8 it was possible and I could easily traverse the file system of the phone to ...
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Safest way for rooting

I would not recommend rooting a device that is still under warranty. I am trying to find a way to root my old device from 2014 that has become my daily because the new one got damaged and cannot ...
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Can't transfer files because of locked and broken screen

I broke the screen of my phone (SAMSUNG DUOS). Like you can really see the shatter marks on it. But the screen became unresponsive. My problem is that, when I connect it to my computer to recover my ...
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Trash Folder is Empty but shows Emails

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 running the Lollipop OS. My ISP is Verizon and my email is run on MS Outlook. Since the Lollipop upgrade, the Trash Folder indicates that I have (for example) 35 emails, ...
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Fbind how to use

I have Magisk 4.20 manager and installed the fbind module. I need to use it properly because I made a small mess: I just wanted to bind a folder on my external sd with Download from internal memory. I ...
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Where can I get some open source SMS apps to develop further? [closed]

I am going to do a college project which involves seperating spam SMSs from legit ones, pretty common. But we are planning to implement the actual spam filtering on server side. Majority of my focus ...
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How to update with low battery

I have an android galaxy note 8 tablet. It is broken and it doesn't charge more than 3%. And because of this I cant do many things( like taking photos and...). But the most thing I want is to update ...
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Why Advent Vega keeps losing Wi-Fi?

I recently bought a Advent Vega Android tablet and everything is working completely fine, however there is one slight problem with Wi-Fi. Even though I have full Wi-Fi signal (it is as high as it can ...
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How to change contact's photo under Android 8.0

I am trying to change a contact's photo under my Motorola Moto Z2 Play / Android 8.0.0 (Security Patch July 2019): Contacts > 馃攳 (find a contact) > 馃枆 (edit contact) > 馃摳 (change photo) > ...
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Software for Mirroring an Android 4.3 display onto a computer

Some details: I have Samsung Galaxy Grand Android 4.3 which is rooted and it has usb debugging enabled. It's display is broken, but it responds to touch I tried using visor , it apparently doesn鈥檛 ...
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how to always show homescreen after unlocking?

On a Nexus 5 and I am looking for a way to configure it to always show the homescreen after unlocking it. is it possible? how? Right now, after unlocking it shows the screen exactly as it was left it ...
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Audio Skipping while Playing Music

I just recently encountered a problem with my Nexus 6p where my music (and audio but haven't tested that yet) started Skipping beats and stuttering while I was playing it. This is something new and ...
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need help in deciphering the logs of my bootlooping phone

I am trying to fix my phone that got stuck at a bootloop. Earlier it died out of battery and rebooted when I plugged it in and went on a bootloop, I did a lot of things between my last reboot and this ...
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Main app's icons overlays in Nova Prime's widgets

I've been using Nova Prime for about 5 years, which includes doing at least 10-20 settings backup-and-restore on various devices. Today I made one another (on my Motorola Moto Z2 Play / Android 8.0 ...
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Any app to help finishing call?

My mother has the habit of ending the conversation by pressing the BACK button several times instead of hitting the red button. The perso she talk to can be heard after a few minutes (people are nosy ...
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GALAXY TAB 2 ANDROID 4.0.3. problem reinstalling BorrowBox Library app

I bought the above in April 2017 mainly to use it as an ebook reader for public library services. I installed Overdrive and BorrowBox, and both have worked fine till now. However on a recent attempt ...
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How can I sync podcasts (with progress) to my Android device with iTunes?

I am a user of OS X, and would like to sync my Android device with iTunes. I still use an iPhone and have a bunch of existing podcasts, and sometimes I use desktop to listen to podcasts, so two-way ...
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Automatically switch to Chromecast audio

I have a group of Chromecast audio devices setup in my house. Is there a way for my phone to automatically start casting when I connect to the same WiFi network? Ideally I want to be able to listen ...
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Wifi connected but socket cannot receive broadcast packets [closed]

I'm using Visual Studio 2019 to develop a cross-plaftorm project in C# Xamarin (Android, iOS, UWP) and running the app on Pixel 2 with Android OS 9 and 10. My android app is listening to port 44211 ...
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Hotspot mobile network tethering and DNS

I and probably others know, if turning on the mobile hotspot and enable wifi-tethering, we are able to use our android phone to get internet access via a notebook (and other devices of course) ...
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onBindViewHolder getting called repeatedly even after page loaded [closed]

I am trying to display images in a recycler view using gridLayoutManager but my OnBindViewHolder is getting called repeatedly for some reason. It only happens when I use a caching library such as ...
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Migrating game data from Windows 8.1 to Android 4.4

I have been playing Asphalt 8: Airborne on Windows 8.1, and now I want to continue playing it on Android without starting over. I read that you cannot save data on cross-platforms. Can I go into a ...
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Ensuring that a deleted file cannot be recovered

A few months back, I had deleted a media file from my gallery. My phone wasn't encrypted at this point. Now, I wish to ensure that this file cannot be recovered in any way. What is the best way of ...
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Does using anbox legal or not to Android company? [closed]

Hi my computer is not from Android company, and my operating system is linux mint. Anbox is an open
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I wish to record a few hours of video from the front camera of my Android 8.0 device and hopefully keep only the relevant/visible/audible portions

Tl;DR: Looking for a reliable Android 8.0 front camera monitoring program with automatic trimming of static audio/visual cap. Tomorrow I'm having a ketamine infusion procedure and I'd like to be able ...
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How to get rid of Microsoft Authenticator?

I have Office 365 subscription and it works well. However, I got Microsoft Authenticator app installed on my Samsung Galaxy and it got my Outlook account added there. I have no idea how that happened ...
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How to properly set the Scrolling Wallpaper?

I've set a scrolling wallpaper, but it only accepted 2/3 of the complete image. I've seen some google apps whose wallpapers are 16:9 aspect ratio and still don't overlap and move from extreme left to ...
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How do I set Google Chrome to close when I swipe away the last tab?

On another device, when I swipe away chrome's last open tab, the whole app closes. I don't know how I got it to do that.
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My tablet's screen has gone black

My tablet screen has gone black. I have shone a flashlight into the screen and I can just about make out the display and when I move the toggle up and down to adjust the brightness it does nothing it ...
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How to use NFC Tools to write a 540 byte file to NFC Ntag 215?

It seems Tagmo is a tool to write NFC tags, but when I searched on the Google Play Store, NFC Tools came out, not Tagmo (and it has a 4.4 out of 5 rating), so I tried using it to write a .bin file ...
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Some games force use of gamepad controls instead of touch controls

I recently bought a new smartphone, it's a LG Q7 and it's running Android 8.1 With it I tried running various games, of which, two of them are gear.club and Implosion - Never Lose Hope. Although I ...
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Whatsapp backup and restore not working (Tested both local and google drive) - Bluestacks

How to do a whatsapp local backup and how to restore whatsapp using local backup. I followed the steps mentioned in https://www.business-standard.com/article/technology/how-to-back-up-restore-whatsapp-...
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How to call and SMS from Android smartphone with SIM via internet remotely?

I want to use my phone number when traveling abroad and there is no possibility to setup roaming, etc. So the idea is: I have Android smartphone. I have my SIM inserted in the phone. The phone works ...
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How to disable “phone functionality” in Samsung S4

I have an old Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505), Android 5.0.1, Kernel 3.4.0-5978264, which I wish to use as a PDA without phone/cell functionality. The unit is not "rooted". The problems it is ...
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How do I know which GPS my Android Auto is using

Apparently Android Auto can either use the GPS in the connected head unit or the GPS in the mobile device itself. As I understand, Android Auto will always prefer to use the GPS in the connected head ...
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How i open winmail.dat files on my android?

How can I read winmail.dat. files on my android? I currently get error message do not have app to view
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How I can use SD card as internal memory?

I am using Samsung Galaxy Prime+ - SM-G532F device running Android 6.0.1. The problem I am facing is that. My device has very low internal memory, whenever I try to install more then 3 normal ...
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Xiaomi stuck in fastbot mode while bootloader is locked

I've found my Xiaomi redmi note 4 stuck in fastboot mode after the battery had died. I tried different ways to unbrick it but nothing helps. The list of ways I tried: platform tools fastboot binary. ...
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Make Gmail default for new contact instead of AT&T Address Book

My wife chose AT&T Address Book as the default for her contact storage on her new Motorola Moto-X. I want to change it so that by default her contacts store in Gmail instead of AT&T Address ...
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How to root Android Jelly Bean from terminal inside Android

I have installed the Android Terminal Emulator inside Android Jelly Bean (4.2.2). The device being used is http://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/mini-pcs/rk3188-android-mini-pc. This device has problems ...
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Can Google Drive be deleted from a Samsung Galaxy Express?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Express phone running Android 4.1.2 Is there a way to delete Google Drive from the phone [without rooting it]? In the Application Manager, there is no DELETE button for Drive. ...
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Factory reset left root intact?

I rooted my Dream/G1 last night and finally gave up on modding it (not for good mind you, but for the moment) and opted instead to just restore it to factory settings via Settings > SD card & ...
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Access phone without SIM PIN

Sometimes I want to access my phone without unlocking the SIM cards (yes, two of them, so two PINs). It may be that I just want to play some games, and I know that there is no coverage so I do not ...
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How to unlock Verizon Droid 4?

I don't have a Verizon sim, don't see how to access device to enter a code Is there a path forward, or is the device useless? (I have a t-mobile Sim)
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Nexus 6P wifi issues, wont connect, no internet

This hasn't been addressed in other 6P threads. Nexus 6P running Nougat can connect to my 5Ghz Wifi network in my home. I'll connect to my 5Ghz band of my wifi network, but the status on the phone ...
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How to obtain unique Android information from the android kernel? [closed]

I want to obtian some unique informaiton, from example, the IMEI, Android ID, phone number, etc., from the android kernel programtically. So, What kind of unique information can be obtained from the ...
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Can't access internal storage from normal system but I can in TWRP?

I have Lenovo K3 Note and I flash NEXUS-V2.5 rom. System works fine I think but I can't access anything through file managers,sdcard, sdcard0, sdcard1 are empty, but they have files on them, which are ...
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Captive Portal detection causing phones to disconnect from Wi-Fi in intranet environment

Hello Android Enthusiasts! I am the manager of an Internet Cafe on a cruise ship, and we're being plagued by a persistent problem that I can't quite solve. We have a wireless network throughout the ...
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Whatsapp backup error

Unable to restore your chats from this backup. Do you want to restore your chats from an older backup? Skip? Restore from older? This is the error which appears all the time. After trying all the ...

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