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My phone has slowed down after inserting an SD card (Strontium 32GB 85 MB/s UHS-1 CLASS 10 card)

I have no idea why. the card is empty(except the empty folders made by android). The lag is most pronounced while multitasking(for example duo video call in picture in picture mode while i message ...
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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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How to make an invisible (transparent/blank) app icon in Nova Launcher?

In Nova Launcher Prime 6.x, how does one make an app's icon invisible (completely transparent / blank)? I can try to find (or create) an icon pack that contains a blank icon (preferably on F-Droid), ...
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Is it possible to whitelist an app from Google Play Store?

It's actually not a big problem, but annoys my eyes when I usually intend to update some apps. From the screenshot above, you see a name of an app and beside the name there's a warning sign and it ...
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scrcpy access problem with Linux

I have 2 Android devices: a tablet from Denver and a cell phone from Xiaomi (Redmi 9C), I installed scrcpy on my MX Linux pc, I have no problem to access tablet through scrcpy, but when I tried with ...
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Inaccurate compass problem on android smartphone?

I installed the same compass app on two identical phones (pixel 5) with the same Android version and have calibrated the compass, but why is there a 15° difference between the compass readings of the ...
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Location indicator always visible

After a year or two of nothing, my Motorola Moto One (XT1941) with Android 10 again started to show location indicator 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: Nothing, that I tried so far, worked. Restarting ...
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Is Android unit testing on a physical device actually a thing?

Firebase has physical devices for testing: https://firebase.google.com/docs/test-lab/android/available-testing-devices however it's a little expensive. I was wondering if testing things on a physical ...
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Load a full backup of a modern (rooted) Android phone in an emulator?

I want to be able to access all of Android apps and data in the case that I lose my phone. Is there a relatively simple way to take a full snapshot of my Android phone and boot that snapshot in an ...
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Turn on screen without using any button on the phone

All buttons on the device are broken, device is on but the screen is off. Is there any way to turn on the phone using USB or any other way? My phone is a moto e20 with no removable battery and no ...
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New device: Restore app logins after setup - confirm status / what works?

Background: Setting up a new phone, logins and app data seems to not restore properly. My goal would be to avoid having setup to enter login credentials for apps. So far, no logins have been ...
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Can I turn my Android to Linux desktop?

I want to turn my phone into a Linux Desktop when I connect it to an external display but not using screen mirroring (I.e., the external screen is running while phone screen is turned off). There is ...
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Is it possible to run apps that require AR feature if the device is unrooted and unsupported?

I just idly tried to install an AR app i.e. a learning app with the augmented reality experience even though knowing my device doesn't support AR. Even the default required app called "Google ...
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Lock screen rotation for external monitor

I am trying to lock the rotation of an external monitor while still allowing the auto rotation of my tablet. Basically, I want to turn my monitor so that it is oriented as a portrait and mirror my ...
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Can alarm go off when phone is completely shut down? [duplicate]

My phone is Xiaomi Mi Note 3 on Android 9. I was using my phone, then I fell asleep while holding the phone. When I woke up, I found that my phone's power is off which is really weird because the ...
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Why does it say "Resolved: 28" in red under Project Structure > Default Config in Android Studio? [migrated]

I'm not sure if this is an error or not.
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How to change number of QuickPanel rows?

I have Samsung Galaxy A52 with Android 12. When I swipe down at home screen QuickPanel shows up with one row of icons. If I swipe again entire QuickPanel shows up. I would like to increase the number ...
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What does "clear app data in Google account" mean

On https://support.google.com/pixelphone/answer/3118621?hl=en I Found "Clear app data" If an app isn't made by Google, you can delete its app data from your Google Account. On your main ...
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Cannot Mount userdata partition on Android 11

I have pulled a block of encrypted userdata partition ".img" and trying to mount it on unecnrypted device (same device with encryption set to off). My device is rooted. My userdata is ...
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Can I create link to a page in the home screen?

I'd like to have several collections of apps but also widgets. Problem is widgets can't be in folders. But, could I just link to another page of the home screen? Thus each page would be my unit of ...
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Canceled audio being recorded by `Voice Recorder`: how to recover it

Problem There is an old Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smartphone. An interview voice was being recorded by an application on this phone. Using its built-in app named Voice Recorder. The recording was being ...
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Replace default preinstalled Google apps safely

I have a Redmi 9C with Android 10, it came with several pre-installed apps from Google and Redmi, I used ADB to un-installed some apps that I thought was safe, but for some reason, some of those apps ...
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Converting APKM to APK so that I can install it manually by a default installer

As written in the title, I just downloaded an official app from APK Mirror, it has 2 files apk and apkm and since the apk version didn't work, I tried to download the second one i.e. the apkm one. I ...
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The calllog.db file remains the same even after changing

As you know on android call history in /data/data/com.android.providers.contacts/databases/calllog.db path as sqlite file. I change this file with adb push command then I will check on Dialer Call ...
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adb install: downloaded apkm file from ApkMirror.com doesn't end with .apk

I'm attempting to install, via adb, Chrome Beta 104.0.5112.55 downloaded from APKMirror. The filename is com.chrome.beta_104.0.5112.55-511205534_5lang_7feat_fdd8ce962abf141ecf575852ba260e4f_apkmirror....
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Clear Data of Package for Single User

I am trying to clear the data for a few apps on a work profile without clearing the data on the main user account for my android phone. What I'm trying for example is : pm clear com.Microsoft.teams ...
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Rate limit notifications from an app

So when family and friends go bananas on a communication app, the phone spews alerts endlessly, one for every single message. Sometimes even every time someone starts typing! Some apps, like signal, ...
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where is the binary for fastboot mode located and How can I get a copy of it?

Edit Thanks to everyone in the commen section, lk.img seems to be what I was looking for and it is indeed right, because it has strings for varies commands like oem p2u oem reboot-recovery oem off-...
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Twitter Notifications Update Limits

Is there a way to change twitter notification limit from 49? Once there are 49 twitter notifications its stops updating. Thanks.
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Save notifications when rebooting

When you reboot an Android, all notifications are deleted. Is there a way to save the notifications and restore them after reboot? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
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Can Android Device be flashed without using Host PC? Can we flash full SW image using sdcard/external USB storage

For all Android Products there are 2 ways to flash the SW image: EDL Mode(Emergency Download Mode) - Normally used when bootloader can't be booted up or for first flash fastboot mode Both of above ...
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dual localise my dual SIM Android

I have a OnePlus Nord running Android 12 (OxygenOS). It is not rooted. As I travel between the UK and Japan a lot, I have a UK and a JP SIM in it. I want to install both UK and JP specific apps, but ...
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SMS messages don't appear for secondary user profile

i've got a secondary user profile set up and i've enabled sms/calls for it. when logged in to the secondary profile, when i send an sms to the phone, i get a notification, but clicking it takes me to ...
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Recover data from unbootable phone

I have a BQ Aquaris X Pro. During a phone call it suddenly started to reboot mid-call but it hung during the boot process (on the "second screen" where it says "Aquaris" in white, ...
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What is a system app "AgingFunction"?

Was just messing around with the list of apps in my phone and found an app named "AgingFunction". No, it is not one of those apps that have that aging filter that make you look old or ...
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Get PKCS#8 key from .jks storage

Previously I used jarsigner tool for APK signatures. But jarsigner provides v.1 sign only. So, I'm trying to move signing process to apksigner because I need v.2 signature as well. And it works well ...
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Connecting a DVD/CDROM reader through USB OTG

can CDROM/DVD readers be recognized and managed as standard USB mass storage? Does Android include drivers or libraries to read this quite standard hardware? Are drivers or root required? Any tip ...
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Odin write image after phone not working samsung A10S

I try install twrp using Odin. AP image write then my phone not working. All key combo not working. My phone Samsung A10s try write samsung A10 this is maybe my fault. How can i fix it.
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Android contact sync fails

Not like in other question, contacts entry is actually displayed in google sync list, but sync still fails with same error: "Sync is currently experiencing problems. It will be back shortly."...
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Is there any way to prevent an app from restarting after force stopping it in the settings

I've tried to force stop Whatsapp but after some time it restarted. This is so disgusting and apparently out of control. What can be done to prevent it from restarting.
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Way to switch between users via shortcut/intent/activity?

I have a device with MIUI 13, that removed (hid) the Android stock multi-user feature that I need. I recalled the activity to show the multi-user feature in settings via shortcut maker (adding ...
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Can't enter recovery mode on Samsung Galaxy A10s after bootloader unlock

So I unlocked my Samsung Galaxy A10s bootloader and wanted to flash TWRP. After flashing it, I realized I can't enter recovery mode. If I keep pressing the power + vol up, it just shows the bootloader ...
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RRO can't be enabled [migrated]

I was following some tutorials on how to create custom RRO APKs, but I am not able to enable mine. adb shell cmd overlay list ... com.example.mytarget --- com.example.myoverlay Google said that --- ...
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Is it possible to fake the Android version to allow ROM downgrading?

I was trying to downgrade an Android 11 on Samsung Galaxy A01 Cricket (SM-A015AZ), but cannot because the download mode doesn't let me install an older ROM. So the plan is somehow to modify the info ...
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Friendly way to read Samsung's built-in Messages app's XML backup

I have an old Samsung Galaxy S7 running Android 8. I am using what seems to be the built-in SMS app, called "Messages," the icon is I used this app's Backup feature to create an XML file. I ...
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WhatsApp can't find the local backup in Android 12 [duplicate]

I was trying to restore my old android phone's whatsapp data to my new phone. But whatsapp couldn't find the local backups. I pasted the old data to the path Android/media/com.whatsapp/WhatsApp , ...
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Does it exist a virtualization solution for/of Android that supports newer versions of Android than 7?

I have downloaded VMOS and Virtual Android but both are limited to Android 7. How can I virtualize a newer version of Android on an Android host system?
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Can changing IMEI of an Android smartphone make WiFi & Bluetooth refuse to work?

I recently used a third party software to change the IMEI of a device but then WiFi, Bluetooth is not turning on when I try to. The switch turns on and then the system turns it off in an instant. Is ...
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Nokia C01 Plus - only 3 icons allowed in Quick Settings/Swipe Down Icons

This is Nokia C01 Plus running Android version 11 (as per what's shown in About Phone). Quick Settings (swipe down icons) - when you swipe down from the top of the screen, you get these icons which ...
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Force custom resolution

How can I make my Android phone have a custom (logical) resolution? I have a Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (with the same ROM from factory, Android 11), and I want to force it to 1440x2160 resolution (...
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