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How to use a USB cord and a rooted Pixel 4 tablet to root and jailbreak other devices?

I have a Pixel 4 tablet that is rooted with a functional USB and port. I'm trying to figure out how I can use the USB cord and hook it up to the same device that isn't rooted, clean out all of its ...
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Disable broken (white) pixels of damaged screen

My Google Pixel 5 screen has a bright white vertical column of pixels covering the left 2-3 mm of the screen. As a dark mode user, it's very bright! I don't have the money to replace the phone or ...
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How to add a non-breaking space on a Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra with Samsung's official dedicated keyboard with no numpad?

I bought a Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra that I'm gonna be using for work while my PC is getting repaired and I got the dedicated keyboard from Samsung. The only problem is I can't add a non-breaking ...
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Is it possible to recover deleted memos from Samsung Galaxy S7?

I partially broke my Samsung Galaxy S7, so I bought another one and used Smart Switch to transfer everything directly onto it via WiFi. After checking everything had transferred correctly, I decided ...
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Android 14 USB Tethering RNDIS not working

The Killer 1650i Wi-Fi card in my Dell G5 5511 laptop died on me recently and I need to use my smartphone as a Wi-Fi adapter for a substitute without having to order a replacement Wi-Fi card. My phone ...
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Could Android go on PC?

I am wondering if Android could grow beyond mobile devices and go on PC too. I know Samsung has Dex, and Google has ChromeOS. But do you think the Android project is compatible with the PC ecosystem?
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What does the phone do in the meantime between pressing the power button and the moment the screen lights on?

On almost every phone, when the phone is off (completely shut down) and you press and hold the power button to switch it on, why is there a delay between pressing the power button and lighting the ...
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How to make a wallpaper centered and not filling the screen?

In all Android phones, whenever we use a picture as a wallpaper, mostly the phone screen is filled with the picture. Moreover, all parts of the picture are not visible. Please let me know the way so ...
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Changing local Chat backup to Google Drive backup for WhatsApp

Earlier Chat backup of WhatsApp was local. Now I want to change local Chat backup to Google Drive backup. I am not able to change. Whenever I click Chat backup, it starts doing local backup. I am ...
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How to reinstall all Google Play Store dependencies, specifically Google Account Manager to make the Play Store work again?

I'm using GNU/Linux and the adb command connected on a Samsung phone (specifically the SM-N9600 model, on Android version 10) without root, and also termux to find paths easily on the phone. I ...
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iptables for route all packet except some process

My tailscaled magisk module run in userspace mode, in order to proxy traffict to localsocks5 on port 1099 I'm using hev-socks5-tunnel. Using iptables to mark packet the connection going to 100.64.0.0/...
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Huawei old model U9200 factory reset problem

I want to reset my Huawei Ascend P1 XL U9200E because I forgot my password, but USB debugging is not enabled and my volume-up button is not working. How can I go to recovery mode, or do you know any ...
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Call UI doesn't appear on incoming and outgoing calls on Huawei [duplicate]

I have a Huawei P20 Lite, running EMUI 9.0, whose default dialer app became unusable. When making a call, the in-call screen doesn't show up and the only way to hang up is with the power button. When ...
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What are the range and limit of sounds recordable by regular smart phones?

I tried to record the noise of an old air conditioner, using two smart phones (Motorola G Pure, and Honor 11). But I couldn't hear the noise in the recordings. The noise of the air conditioner sounds ...
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Is it possible to get the "Quickly open camera" gesture working with the BOOX Palma?

I tried installing Secure Lockscreen Camera per the instructions here (only using Zygisk instead of Riru as recommended in the Riru README): https://github.com/droserasprout/com.github.droserasprout....
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TWRP: Failed to mount '/rca' (invalid argument)

I just installed LineageOS 18 on a Sony Xperia X Compact. It was working fine except that I could not download apps from Play Store (they always stay on pending). I saw a guy on the internet who said ...
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Bricked my phone after messing with Knox permissions

I have a Samsung S20FE with Android 11 and rooted with Magisk. I have installed 'autostarts' from F-droid wanting to disable the Spotify app which pops up at each boot. When browsing through the app ...
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How to refer to a local file on an Android phone (Moto G8 Powerlite Android 10)

I want to use Excel on my phone to enable me to click on any one of a list of tunes, and the intro to the tune is played. I have the intros recorded and stored in storage/emulated/0/EasyVoiceRecorder/ ...
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Partition error on Samsung Galaxy M02 phone

I have a Samsung Galaxy M02 phone. It showed me the error suddenly, and then I flashed successfully with Odin, then the phone worked fine for a few hours and switched off, failed to boot, and showed ...
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Using Parted, Gdisk, fdisk or other tools to re-format an Android device

I have a Lenovo Yoga tablet 2 Android version which uses an Intel chip. I have managed to install TWRP on the device. I need to use a tool in the TWRP command line environment to resize the partitions ...
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What does this headset symbol on my phone means?

What does this headset symbol on the notification mean, and how can I remove it?
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Setting phone to silent automatically for certain period of the day

I want to silence my phone during bedtime, especially all chat notifications. In the settings menu (swipe down on the right side of the screen) there is an icon "bedtime mode" in my phone ...
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Mobile data is not connected on Android 13

Mobile data is active but cannot be connected. To solve this issue, I checked the log as below. TelephonyNetworkFactory[0] onNeedNetworkFor [NetworkRequest [ REQUEST id=45, [ Capabilities: ...
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How to make the USB connection default to file transfer on Android 14 (and newer)?

In the past, I could choose the default USB connection function on Android using Developer Options. Settings->Additional Settings->Developer Options->Default USB Configuration->File ...
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"You will be out of Google Account storage once your WhatsApp backup begins counting": Solution to avoid being forced to pay & have a safety backup?

We are writing to let you know that you will be out of Google Account storage once your WhatsApp backup begins counting toward your X GB storage limit in at least 30 days. Learn about WhatsApp backups ...
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Ideal zRAM size

I have a Samsung Galaxy S23 with 8 GB of RAM. One UI has a feature called RAM Plus, and based from online research and personal testing, it doesn't really do what it claims to, which is to allocate ...
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Delete or reset the Wi-Fi usage history [duplicate]

I have a Samsung Galaxy running Android version 9. How do I delete or reset the Wi-Fi data history so that you can't tell from my phone how much data I used.
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How to backup/export Samsung Notes to PC

Is there a way to do this? I need it to be in a usable format on the computer. If the solution is complicated, please explain it in layman language as much as possible. My version of Samsung Notes is ...
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Combine WhatsApp messages on new phone and old phone

I just switched my wife's phone from a Pixel 4a to a Pixel 8, and used the USB cable method to copy data. Prior to initiating the transfer I forced a backup of WhatsApp chats to Google Drive. However, ...
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Wrong thumbnail on edited Google Photos pics

When I edit photos using Google Photos, the edited pics are stored in a folder DCIM/PhotosEditor. But the thumbnails for these pics that are displayed in other apps, such as Instagram and X-Plore and ...
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Muffled audio when in a call

On my phone I have noticed that when in a call (and it doesn't matter which app you use), my audio gets very muffled, as if the phone tries to do some heavy noise canceling, but with audio coming from ...
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Make/force my cellular network connection have static IP address, or manual IP

I live a conflict area with internet blocked. I have Samsung a54 phone. They block your internet by blacklisting IPs assigned by certain towers on network registering. eg. 10.111.. is blocked while 10....
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"batch" removal of EXIF MPF data on Android phone before uploading to Google Photos

My Canon camera sets MPF in its EXIF data on and if there is a way to stop it, I can not find it. This results in Google Photos saving the pictures in Original quality even though Storage Saver option ...
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Calibrating a high-capacity battery in Android

Good day. Installed a new NOHON BN59 5000mAh battery in Xiaomi PocoF3 phone (original battery 4520mAh). According to the Aida64 application, the battery charges up to 100% (4400-4500mAh) and continues ...
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Lenovo TB X505F [duplicate]

a known, 90 years old, has forgotten PIN and Google account. He still has a bill. Even if the device is already about 4 years old, he would like to use it. How can he unlock tablet. Is that possible ...
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Can Google Keep's checklist suggestions be disabled?

First of all, I have searched for this issue already and found this post. However the advice to change the default notes and list provider to something other than google keep did not work for me. So ...
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How to use touch driver option on hovatek twrp builder?

I am using xiaomi redmi a1 (ice) and it is bootloader unlocked. I want to use twrp but I cant find twrp for my device. So I used hovatek twrp builder and fastboot flash boot twrp.img but the touch ...
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How to make TalkBack read the spelling of Chinese characters in terms of the names of the Chinese character components

When a blind user is using TalkBack to listen to text, they may want to figure out the actual spelling of the text. Can TalkBack be used to spell a Chinese character or stream of Chinese characters in ...
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Is there a way to prioritize or make Bluetooth device connections "sticky" on an Android phone?

I have a Samsung Android phone with about a half dozen paired Bluetooth devices. The devices are: My car, a Wireless Android Auto dongle, hearing aids, a Bluetooth headset, my Android watch, and ...
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Modified vs Changed

I just upgraded from an Android 10 phone to an Android 14 phone. In both phones, I noticed that for folder/files, there are two properties: "Modified" and "Changed" It seems that &...
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What are the names for the AOSP boot states? [duplicate]

Most importantly, I'd like to know the name for the boot state wherein the device merely reports whether it is charging (or not) and how much capacity remains in its battery. However, I'd also like to ...
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TWRP Black Screen on Samsung Galaxy A9 2018

I want to install TWRP on my Samsung Galaxy A9 2018 (SM-A920F). The problem is that every time I install it, I can't boot into TWRP. It is just a Black Screen, and then it reboots into the system. I ...
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How to migrate Signal Messenger data from Android to iPhone?

So I'm not sure this is the right place to ask this but I'm getting zero replies from [email protected] so I thought I'd check in with the online community. I'm familiar with the security issues ...
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Does blocking a number from a phone app blocks even SMS messages?

If I block a number from the first paragraph of this help, will SMS messages from the same number be blocked?
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Lock specific chats in WhatsApp

I've been wondering if there's a way to lock specific chats within the official WhatsApp app. Sometimes, I need to lend my phone to a friend or family member, and I'd like to keep certain ...
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Is it possible to upgrade Pixel 4a to Android 14?

My dayjob wants me to upgrade for security reasons. The System Update portion of the settings app isn't offering it to me, but web searches seem to indicate that it's an option. Does anybody know for ...
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All tethering options greyed out, why?

On my Samsung Galaxy A-24, when I open in Settings Mobile Hotspot and Tethering section, all options are grayed out, such as Mobile Hotspot , Bluetooth tethering, USB tethering, etc. The phone has a ...
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Camera quality on S21 worse than on A51

I switched from iOS to Android 2.5 years ago. I bought a Samsung Galaxy S21 which I have been happy with, the camera was perfect and colorful. Now 2.5 years later, the camera quality is much worse, ...
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Getting rid of "Sign-in error" notification on Xiaomi device?

I sold my old Xiaomi 9 Lite and bought a Xiaomi 12. The "Sign-in error" keeps appearing constantly. The old device is disconnected from Xiaomi Cloud, Xiaomi Account, and also from the ...
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Mobile Hotspot toggle is disabled / greyed out. How to share phone's data connection to laptop over WiFi?

I have working mobile data on my Samsung Galaxy A24. I am trying to share mobile data to my laptop over Wifi. I guess this is called Wi-Fi tethering. In Settings, there is an option for Mobile Hotspot ...
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