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What are all those different localhost domains that apps connect to?

I'm using the Blokada adblocker on my phone, which acts as a vpn and can show me all the domains that apps request to connect to and let me switch them between an accept list and a deny list. Whenever ...
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Can someone please confirm expected output from logcat on volume button hardkey press and release?

I have a stock OnePlus 8T+ 5G TMO that has been displaying very strange behavior. It would ask if I want to boot into safe-mode every time I try to power down or restart, and sometimes it would ...
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How to use perfboot.py? [closed]

My forums is imx_8q, os is Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS,when enter this order below on system/core/init/ ./perfboot.py --iterations=5 --interval=30 -v --output=./tmp/bf.tsc I got the result: Traceback (...
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My phone is receiving ~1700mA but it's slow at charging

I have 2 Xiaomi phones that both have 18W fast-charging and receive around 1700mA while charging, but one of them takes a long time to charge (even if i change the USB cable). How does that make any ...
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Guaranteed storage locations

I'm writing a debugging tool that needs to create a temporary file somewhere. Normally, I would use /tmp but there's no such directory on the phone I'm using. mount | grep tmpfs shows several ...
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Can IMEI number be changed?

I wonder if IMEI number of phone can really be changed. I've been searching in the Internet for a while, but did not find a satisfying answer, because all of them differ from each other. I am going to ...
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Lock screen removal protection

Is there any way to protect my phone from removing screen lock using lock screen removal and USB connection? If I lost my phone, I wouldn't like someone to get into it without factory reset to see my ...
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How do I disable the ESC key when using a bluetooth wireless keyboard with Android 12?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, running Android 12. I use a bluetooth wireless keyboard. No matter what app (or Android UI screen) I'm on, pressing the ESC key acts like pressing the Back button (...
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What does this icon mean with 2 people notification [duplicate]

what does this icon mean (2 people icon notification) it looks like the MS teams icon but without the "T" symbol.
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Compose key (multi key) on physical keyboard

Is it possible to configure a key, say for example Right Alt, to work as the Compose key on a physical (Bluetooth/USB) keyboard? I'm used to a Compose key on my desktop computer, and having it on ...
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Android 12 popup over the keyboard (screenshot)

I'm having an issue with Android 12, on a Samsung Galaxy 22 Ultra. It is showing some kind of popup over my keyboard and it sits there way too long so I can't continue with what I was doing and I ...
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Samsung A50 user data partition downsized from 128GB to 3.7GB after rooting and flashibg android 11

I have a Samsung A50 (A505F). I flashed it with stock Android 11, then rooted using Magisk, then flashed again, using the magisk patched AP. How can I restore this user data partition to maximum size ...
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Moving Screen Position Entirely

My phone screen broke (I dropped the phone) - I wanted to repair it, but it costs a lot. The company where I bought fixed the screen for me, but it doesn't work properly still - at least not 100%. ...
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How to setup CleanBrowsing app properly?

I installed the CleanBrowsing app on my Redmi 9a (Android 10) phone and it asks for accessibility permission. I give that permission, but when I activate the family filter, it goes to Private DNS on ...
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Can answer lots of questions on here but seem to be not allowed to comment. I guess people dont want answers [migrated]

Someone asked how to stop accessabilty menu from appearing when they turned on their phone, go to settings and find appear on top turn off accessabilty and it will stop appearing every time you turn ...
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How do hackers change (mask) IMEI numbers?

Recently, I saw a "Google Pixel 3XL" with a seller, and he claimed that its IMEI number had been changed. When I asked, how did he know that? He said this is because of the "Magisk"...
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Is there any way to have audio output through one Bluetooth device and input through another

I have an Android phone and Sony WF-1000XM4 noise cancelling earbuds. These work great when listening to music or making calls over Discord. However, I'm often in high noise environments where the mic ...
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How to stop Android 12 asking for password every time after lock screen

I just upgraded from Android 11 to Android 12 and now It asks me every single time I unlock the screen. Before, it would ask me for the password only once every half an hour as I had configured it. ...
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Samsung Tablet does not boot after Odin flash (stock rom)

I have tried different firmware (original and updated - two each) different usb cables and different usb ports. I have factory reset and cleared cache numerous times, but every time the tablet only ...
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New method for enabling Developer Options in Android 13?

I'm on a Pixel 6a with an OTA release of Android 13 stable. I had Developer Options with 13a beta 4 before I upgraded to a stable release, but now the menu option is no longer visible. I tried tapping ...
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Phone to phone bluetooth fail

I am trying to work out the following strange Android bluetooth problem and would appreciate any suggestions. I have 3 android phones - Redmi Note 7 (LineageOS 18.1), Redmi Note 2 (Resurrection Remix ...
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Is it Android's native feature to be able to select text in the task overview (switching)?

On a Pixel phone, in the task overview (I do not know the official term for this screen, but the screen that shows cards of running apps' screens), if I long-press some text, it allows me to select ...
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F-Droid v1.15.2: archive.newpipe.net/fdroid/repo: Error getting F-Droid index file => null All other repos didn't create errors

I'm trying to add the custom F-Droid repository, and when I do I am getting this error? archive.newpipe.net/fdroid/repo: Error getting F-Droid index file => null All other repos didn't create ...
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Keep user settings/cache after updating app without Google Play

I have developed an app for the school where I work. It is hosted on Google Play, but some of the students have Huawei phones without GMS. I would like them to have the option to download the apk from ...
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Symlink temporary file

I'm attempting to backup my Signal chats totalling almost 15GB, which presents a challenge in my 32GB phone. I simply have no space to do it, and even stripping the system of pretty much all apps ...
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Google is crashing when trying to link Google Home with Tuya Smart life

I want to link Google Home with Tuya Smart Life but when I click accept prompt in the Tuya app, it shows "Google has stopped". I tried removing the app and linking with the browser but it ...
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Samsung S7 Edge help - what time on Sunday did I open a certain app? [duplicate]

I am using a Samsung S7 Edge - Android v8. Does my phone have an app login activity log somewhere? Is there some kind of internal record of what my phone was doing at times throughout the day? I need ...
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Android Emulator Performance is Extremely Unstable

First of all, hopefully this is the right place to post this type of question - if it isn't, do let me know. I have a relatively new PC with 16 GB RAM, 10th Gen Core i3, 4 physical and 4 virtual cores ...
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How to view which apps are using the most RAM?

I recently bought a Samsung Galaxy M52 5G. Now for the past few days, it has been slow/erratic even though I don't have that many apps. The most troubling is that Android reports my RAM usage is high ...
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Android Emulator Failure

I am using Android Studio on a Ubuntu virtual machine. Android Studio allows us to pick a virtual device from a list of devices and system images. After find out my computer could not handle a high ...
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Access Mega Cloud Storage from File Manager on a non rooted device

Is there a way to mount Mega cloud storage from file manager. Mega has some option to do that as Webdav Server for Desktops but is there a way Android Phone with TLS encryption. I am even comfortable ...
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How can I test Android 13 without commiting to it forever?

Google says this about the new Android 13 builds: Warning: The Android 13 update for Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, and the Pixel 6a contains a bootloader update that increments the anti-roll back version. ...
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bootloop in Ulefone Armor 8 pro

I've installed successfully TWRP recovery, but after installing Magick, in order to root it, I have a bootloop, with this message: Your device has been unlocked and can’t be trusted. Your device will ...
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Upgrade to Android 7.0 but keep old built-in apps, user apps, etc

How can I upgrade my Samsung Galaxy S5 from Marshmallow to Nougat without changing the built-in samsung apps, losing user apps, settings, and keeping the Samsung Marshmallow UI? I mean, only updating ...
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Find text within web page from Samsung Internet browser

Similar to this question, but for the Samsung Internet Browser (which is opened from the Google app). As is the case with PC desktop Chrome, using the never-fail CTRL-F and F3 combination does yield ...
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Does anyone know this icon on lock screen?

after turning on my Samsung galaxy device, that icon appeared and cant touch(unlock) anything even rebooting.
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Slow internet connection on Android phone, while no issues on other home devices

I'm having an issue with the WiFi connection on my Android phone (OnePlus 6, Android 11). For the past few days, some apps started to work slowly, I see spinners all the time, indicating that the ...
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How can I install a system app without restarting the device?

I have a requirement to install two APKs in the /system/priv-app directory. But I can't restart the device (this is due to business requirements). So, is there any way I can install the two APKs in ...
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Samsung: switching to new phone

I recently switched phones for the first time in several years. My vague recollection from past switches was that it was fairly smooth. Here is what happened this time. I switched from a Galaxy S9, ...
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BenQ RP7502 won't update Apps

We are using BenQ Interactive Flat Panels (IFPs) at school, and we are having issues with updating the apps. The firewall rules we have set up should bypass all authentication, but when it comes to ...
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Are there any android phones that are sold with the bootloader unlocked or can be unlocked without the use of any other device? [closed]

Are there any android phones that are sold with the bootloader unlocked or can be unlocked without the need to use some other device?
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Sys can't boot, recovery broken, adb disabled, zero ideas [Oneplus 5T]

I tried to update from crdroid 7 (Android 11) to 8 (android 12) with a clean flash (no format data though) and now my situation is the following: System is stuck on boot animation in fastboot, my ...
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Installed OpenVPN server on rooted Android, but routing is not working

I wanted to install OpenVPN server on rooted Android and found a solution on StackExchange. I rooted my phone, installed Linux Deploy, installed Ubuntu in it and compiled latest OpenVPN server and ...
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Can't boot into bootloader on Oppo F1s

I can't get into fastboot mode on my Oppo F1s (A1601), Android 5.1. Here is what I'm doing: adb and fastboot are installed on Mac I have developer options and OEM unlock enabled In the terminal, adb ...
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Force discard Chrome tabs?

It seems there is a performance issue that Chrome on Android consistently exhibits with tabs that share two characteristics: They share the same origin. They make heavy use of Javascript to load ...
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Lenovo P11 Plus - Only admin can log-in into table at first after restart

I got a P11 Plus (Android 11) for my son, and I am having troubles with a behaviour that is extremely frustrating. When setting up the tablet, I first set myself as the owner/admin (i.e., the first ...
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Add pkt, apt or any other packet manager onto the Oneplus Nord

On my phone any kind of packet manager is missing. With that - presumably - it is possible to install python on Android. Not even dpkg or rpm are available (curl would be available though). Is there ...
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FindMyDevice without having access to the device

This is a bizarre question to have to ask but: how am I supposed to use FindMyDevice if it requires my device to confirm it's me who's trying to find my device? I recently lost my phone (I luckily got ...
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How can I install Magisk alongside LineageOS on my S10?

I have an S10, which was not bound to any carriers. I managed to install LineageOS and GApps following the steps from LineageOS' official site for my model and everything seems to work perfectly. ...
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How do I format my SD card on my Android 12 Samsung phone?

I moved my SD card from my old Samsung Galaxy A50 to my new Samsung Galaxy A53, and it's starting to show read/write issues, so I want to format it. Trouble is, I can't seem to find where in the ...
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