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How to add custom language layout inside Gboard (Google Keyboard), created by me

The problem is that I want to use modified layout for Google Keyboard and use it inside Gboard app (because of its features). I don't want to: create separate own InputMethod use another app (Hacker'...
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How to prefer networks from a specific country to avoid roaming charges?

I've recently moved to the Geneva area on the border between France and Switzerland. I live in France where I have a French mobile (and home) phone contract, but work just over the border (within a ...
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Android voice search doesn't recognize Exchange contacts

So I'm sure this is primarily because the contacts aren't listed in one of the linked gmail accounts. It's killing me because my dad can't use voice commands to call his contacts like he did on his ...
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How to edit the Android context menu?

I've encountered an app which adds itself to the global Android context menu. The entry has even overtaken native Firefox options in the past and currently slows down my workflow in every app where ...
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How do I get Google Now's Package Tracking to Work?

In Google Search settings -> Google Now, I have "Show cards based on Gmail" checked. "Packages" is on, and the description says "when an order confirmation email is delivered for an online purchase" ...
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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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Calls with speakerphone input and headphone output on Nexus One

I've searched and found several posts on various sites with this same problem but nobody offering a solution. I use my N1 in a car mount with music playing through my stereo with a 3.5 mm cable. When ...
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Work-around to get USB-C headset to work for calls (in Android smartphones)?

It is an interesting, albeit frustrating, phenomenon of late that manufacturers of soft- and hardware these days (including Huawei, Samsung and apparently also Google) release new products which do ...
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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 the ...
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"Always allow Wi-Fi roam scans " - is it of any help to end user?

In Developer options, there is a setting called "Always allow Wi-Fi roam scans" with the description: Always allow Wi-Fi roam scans Allow/disallow Wi-Fi roam scans based on the amount of ...
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How to emulate camera input in Android? (To activate Whatsapp Web)

I have an Android device without a camera and I run Whatsapp on that device. I want to activate Whatsapp Web from this device. Unfortunately, the only way to do this is to scan a QR-code, and I can't ...
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How to stop dialogs telling me to turn on the ability of Google apps to access my location?

This phone I have been using for years and flashing it with different ROMs, mostly CM. However, I think at the switch from CM 10.2 to CM11 it started giving me this insanely annoying message: In a ...
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Creating 'fake' microphone and camera inputs on an Android mobile

Disclaimer: I don't own an android mobile, but would definitely get one if the below were possible. On my mac, I can use software like CamTwist and SoundSiphon to create 'fake' webcam and microphone ...
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How to increase internal memory of the HTC Wildfire S finally?

I've been spending a lot of sleepless nights trying to fix this. I know there are a lot of threads like this on the internet, but I want to go a bit deeper. I have an HTC Wildfire S with only 512 MB ...
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Is there any way that can EXTEND (not mirror) my phone screen to another phone? Half-Half

Just want a bigger display for my phone. I need to know how I can EXTEND my phone's screen to another phone, by using Bluetooth or WiFi or RF or web? Few apps (iDisplay, AirScreen, AirDuet screen, etc)...
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Auto-delete messages from a certain contact when received

Is there an app or any other way to auto-delete specific contacts/numbers' text messages when received?
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Play audio of flash video while screen is off?

I want to listen to the audio portion of flash on my Droid preferably with the screen off. Sites like InfoQ.com have great interviews in flash that I want to just listen to.
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How to show only Gmail's contacts in the Contacts app?

I have recently reinstalled Android on B63M due to some problems with the SD Card. I decided to keep all my contacts only in Gmail, as a centralized solution to avoid problems in the future. I do not ...
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Interact with notification action from ADB Shell

I have an Android(7) phone [also fine if you can provide a solution for Android 10] and a Linux pc. By enabling USB debugging and using the terminal of my pc, I am able to read the notifications of my ...
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How to enable USB Debugging from recovery mode?

My phone screen broke. I can't see anything, and the touch screen doesn't work. I can't buy a new phone, so I'm not looking into backing up my data, I want to be able to use it from my pc. I have a ...
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Can I use two phones as one phone with two screens?

I have two phones. I would like to have all my files on one, but be able to have two open at once. Can I set up the second phone such that it extends / adds a second screen to my phone? I do not ...
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How to display JavaScript console on Chrome (or a different browser)?

I want to quickly try some JavaScript code on an Android phone. I cannot find how to open the console or something similar on either Chrome or the default browser. about:debug doesn't do anything, and ...
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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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Device boots normally, but cannot enter recovery or fastboot

I have secondhand Vodafone Smart Tab 4G. It seems to me that previous owner messed something up. The device boots normally but I cannot enter either bootloader, fastboot, or recovery. I have tried HW ...
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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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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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How can I sync Chrome's bookmarks to Dolphin?

I have Android and iOS devices, so I use Dolphin's browser for the bookmark sync. Is there any way I can get my Chrome bookmarks to sync into my Dolphin bookmarks at least once? I'm aware of Chrome to ...
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How exactly does FBE's key derivation work?

These are the files that I know go into verifying a user's password: /data/system/gatekeeper.password.key /data/system/gatekeeper.pattern.key /data/system/locksettings.db /data/system/locksettings.db-...
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Can apps bypass permissions and just use Google Play Services?

I was reading this answer, and the first comment under it, and wondered if apps can bypass their own app permissions and just get whatever data they want from Google Play Services. What got me ...
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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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Android 6+ and account permissions: where have they gone to?

I was just browsing the Android Developers Permissions list, and noticed most of the account permissions are gone – in fact, all but GET_ACCOUNTS as it seems. What does that mean, what implications ...
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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 can I help my android phone find an mDNS device?

I have a small WiFi gadget (based on an ESP8266), which is programmed to answer mDNS queries on esp.local. It can be discovered without any problems by iOS devices. However, my phone's android (6.0.1)...
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How do carriers block tethering on Android?

I have two SIM cards with data bundles from different carriers. One is working fine with (WiFi) tethering, but with the second SIM card, I cannot use tethering. Searching online, I saw that tethering ...
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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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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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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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WPS Server on Android

Would it be possible to emulate a Wi-Fi Protected Setup Server protocol on an Android device? This way when using the device as a portable Hotspot, I could use a strong password and allow clients to ...
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System settings: order of bluetooth devices in list

On Android 11, I noticed the list of "Previously connected devices" does not show the latest successfully connected device. That said, when I want to manually force a Bluetooth connection to ...
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What is a vbmeta partition?

One of the optional steps of the Magisk installation steps says, (Optional) If your device has a separate vbmeta partition, you can patch the vbmeta partition with command: fastboot flash vbmeta --...
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Allow WhatsApp calls in Silent / Do Not Disturb mode - Android 10

Has anyone come across a way to allow WhatsApp calls to ring & vibrate when a phone is set in Silent / DND mode on Android 10 (Device = Pixel 3A)? The starred contacts route seems to work for ...
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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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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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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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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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