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How to display javascript console on Chrome (or a different browser)?

I want to quickly try some Javascript code on Android phone. I cannot find how to open console or something similar on either Chrome or default browser. about:debug doesn't do anything, and I don't ...
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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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How do I allow countdown timer alarm to go off while phone is in vibrate?

I upgraded from Galaxy Mega to Galaxy S6 Edge +. There is no menu button. In Galaxy Mega, part of the menu contains changing the settings of the countdown timer alarm. One setting I had was that I ...
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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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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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How to fix “Google Play Services won't run unless you update it”?

My device is a Sony Xperia Z and it's running Android 5.0.2. It prompted me to update my Google Play Services, and when I followed the notification it delegated me to the Play Store to update it. ...
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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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Why does my Android 4.4.2 sudden have a battery drain (Wiko Bloom)?

I'm currently using a Wiko Bloom, with Android 4.4.2, using the latest manufacturer update. A few weeks ago I was trying out the Llama app and after a while I noticed that out of nowhere my battery ...
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How can I diagnose what is using my 3g connection in small packets

My GSM carrier rounds all used data up to 100KB. Which means that if some app is sending/receiving 500 bytes, I get charged for 100KB. Lately I observed that I go through several hundred megabytes ...
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All apps seem to be gone

I was using my Chrome on Android 4.1.2 on Samsung Galaxy S II and phone suddenly crashed. When phone restarted it looked like all apps are gone, even Google Play. App Drawer shows only standard apps ...
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Google-cast to Android TV emulator

I was wondering if I can use the Android TV emulator (available from Android SDK) as a Chromecast emulator. Android TV devices (like the Nexus Player) are Google Cast targets. I was assuming that the ...
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Why is there no option for USB INTERNET in WIRELESS & NETWORK SETTINGS on my Nexus 5?

I own a Nexus 5 with Android KitKat 4.4.2. I have been trying to do reverse tethering without root as is supposedly possible from Settings → Wireless & Networks → More → USB Internet. But I can't ...
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Port forwarding during usb tethering

How can i enable port forwarding during USB tethering? I know there are plenty of apps available for this. but i want to know is there any method available to perform this without installing an app ...
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Connect android tablet to internet via ethernet

I am using an android tablet at my work place. For some weird reason, WIFI has been disabled in the tablet. The only way to connect to the internet is via ethernet. At this point, I have a USB-...
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Sending single SMS message to multiple contacts causes MMS

I'm experiencing an annoying (and costly) problem on my HTC Desire X. (Android 4.1.1) Every time I send a single message to multiple contacts at the same time, the message will be sent as MMS rather ...
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IPsec PSK - VPN connection not working in android Phones

The VPN connection setup is not working in android phones but whereas the same setup is working fine in iPhone. Is Group password and IPsec pre-shared key are same. Please clarify. Thanks in advance.
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How can I assign a picture for a name-only text sender

Occasionally, you receive SMS messages that have a company name rather than a reply number. The network provider, for example, might send texts from "T-Mobile" or "Vodafone" whilst banks might appear ...
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How to set http proxy filter?

I have an http proxy, which works OK, but there are some address on my lan which provides some web services. I want to configure my device so that for some range of addresses the proxy is bypassed. ...
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Get files of phone with broken everything

Dropped my Oneplus One recently, and have bought a replacement already, but would like to get my files off. The problem: screen works, but only top left inch of touchscreen registers volume buttons ...
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Make an IAP in a Restricted Profile

My boy is playing Scribblenauts on an Android 5.0 tablet, under the control of a restricted profile. He's done all the levels, and there is an IAP required to purchase the rest of the levels. Can't ...
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Wifi keeps disconnecting and reconnecting frequently

I have an android phone running 4.2.2. I am using TP-LINK ADSL router and the connection is stable. But everytime I open an app that tries to access internet, my connection keeps connecting and ...
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How can you send email to a Gmail Contact Group?

I'm using Android 4.1 on a Droid Razr M. Is there any way to send an email to a contact Group? I've read several posts that show how to do this but none of them actually work. There is also an app (...
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Why is the first step always 73.73 kB while downloading from Google Play Store?

My phone is a OnePlus 5T running Android 8.1. While downloading or updating apps from Google Play Store, the first step is always 73.73 kB. I'm just curious. Is there any technical reason (e.g. file ...
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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 to fix bootloop or decrypt /data in TWRP?

I am trying to recover the data from a default/factory encrypted Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge stuck in a bootloop (i.e.: restarting endlessly when booting the system). It is using the stock rom. Only the ...
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Disable in-app browsing on the Facebook Lite app

By default, many apps open links inside the app using an in-app browser. On Android, this is a version of Chrome, called Chrome Custom Tabs, optimised for in-app use (1). When in-app browsing is ...
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How to Remove persistent “Samsung Account” notification? It keeps showing up regardless of settings

I have been struggling to find out how to turn off (or otherwise hide) the notification that says: Samsung account Tap here to use your Samsung Account I've read elsewhere online about ways to ...
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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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My phone is downloading “Google Play”, over mobile data

My phone randomly shows the Download Manager downloading "Google play". I usually cancel this download since it seems fishy to me, and that's what my question (asked below) is about. Since this sounds ...
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Is there a way to prevent specific apps from using geo-location functionality/permissions when not running in the foreground?

Is there a way to restrict an android app from using permissions when running in the background? For example, news broke recently that MoviePass is tracking location before and after movies (source)...
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Is there a way to see why an App is incompatible with your phone?

Currently trying to install Animal Crossing, and on the store page it blocks me. Incompatible with your device it says. I check, it needs at least android 4.3, I've got 6.0.1, so I should be good. ...
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I am getting the notification: Disable harmful app. On disabling it, I am still getting back the notification. What do I do?

From the past few weeks, I am getting the notification: Disable harmful app "System Notification Service" can damage your device. On tapping on the notification, I am getting two options: ...
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Undo remove word from autocorrect

In the newest versions of Android, you can click and hold a suggested predictive/autocorrected word, and drag it into a bin (title "remove") to prevent it from being suggested again. I accidentally ...
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Bug or feature? Android ignores DNS servers with IPv6 ULAs when in an isolated ULA network?

This has cost me some hours of finally tracking it down, but I would like to know if someone can please shed light on this issue? Android 6 and 7 do not accept DNS servers with IPv6 ULA addresses. ...
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Which file contains autocomplete suggestions for email address in Gmail, and can I clear it?

When I compose a new message in Gmail on my Android phone I'm offered several suggestions for the recipient (i.e. for the email's To: field) via an autocomplete function. These are often very old/...
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Is it possible to crack encrypted device?

I have device powered by Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 cpu and running Cyanogenmod 13 (6.0.1 android) rom with unlocked bootloader and TWRP (3.0) recovery. ROM has security patch level December ...
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Need absolute path to “Download” on Android 6.01

...Due to the developer / maintainer of Terminal-IDE moving on, I'm trying to find equivalent capability and after hours of research found "Terminal Emulator for Android" (which is the same app as "...
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Where does the code pertaing to fastboot mode reside?

Is it in the primary-bootloader (on the mb), or the secondary-bootloader(on the emmc)? My motive behid the question is to understand what other codes are executed before system can get into fastboot ...
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Purpose of the “persist” partition

There are a lot of posts on the internet on how to fix or restore, but not many about what it is for or what is stored on it. What gets stored on it? Does the SIM unlock code go there? Or are values ...
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Android 5.0 FDE stopped asking for password during boot

The settings still says encrypted, but it no longer asks for passwod during boot. Lockscreen password is still there. How did this happen (bypassing encryption)? Google search indicated this is not ...
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How to turn off “Shake to wake camera” on Nexus 5?

Ages ago, while running Lollipop, I found a setting to allow activation of the camera whilst locked. All you have to do is shake the phone. I'll give that a try, I thought. After all, I can always ...
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Protect ADB access via network?

I have several Android devices in a local network. (Android Set Top Boxes from Geniatech, running 4.2 Jelly-Bean) If these boxes have problems or need debugging, I simply connect to them via adb ...
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hostapd not working from adb shell

I have a LG G3 running 5.1.1 and I can successfully enable Portable Wi-Fi hotspot through the Settings menu. I can see my portable Wi-Fi SSID on another Android device when enabled through the ...
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How do i get my Clock & Weather widget on my homescreen

I used to have a widget for Clock & Weather on my home screen but it vanished. trying to set it up again but am not successful. Am seeing that you need to press down on home screen and select ...
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List of purchased apps and app install/uninstall history log anywhere?

My device was damaged and since then I've had to order a hardware replacement. Given that all purchases and application installs/uninstalls via Google Play Store are carried out in connection with my ...
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How to see what is stored in System memory area?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7" tablet (Android 4.1.2, not rooted). I tried to install a big app recently and it failed because it said that I didn't have enough space. When I go into Settings > ...

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