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How to set home launcher in Android 7.0 Nougat and 8.0 Oreo

Changing the default launcher in Android O (as of 8.0 DP 1) Go into the Settings app Go to "Apps & Notifications" Go to "Default apps" Press "Home app" Alternatively, you can just search inside ...
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Android - Check whether an app was sideloaded or installed via play store

[If] I originally installed an app from the play store but then side loaded an update would it say installed through the play store or via a third party It would say sideloaded. You can check the ...
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What is 'Launcher3' in Android Nougat?

Launcher3 is the default launcher in AOSP Android, and is the base behind many customized launchers - even Google's own Now Launcher (obsolete) and Pixel Launcher. Some manufacturers would leave the ...
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Intrusive Google Play Store advertisements appear as soon as I start charging my phone

It isn't a Virus. So, no anti-virus or malware scanner will catch this. It is just an app which adds lockscreen ads to your device while charging. These ads are set so that they only appear while ...
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When will my device get the Android 7.0 update (Nougat)?

This community wiki will list all of the known and rumored dates for devices. If you have an update make sure to follow the format that's been established, and the following guidelines: Keep devices ...
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Can't connect to WiFi using Nougat

It turns out that you should select at least one option in the "CA Certificate" field. I was able to save the setting after I set it to "Don't validate".
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View running processes and CPU usage in Android 7 (Nougat)?

You can use adb shell /system/bin/dumpsys cpuinfo. This should also work with Oreo.
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How to solve Android 7.1 flash failure with remote data too large?

Turns out that some old adb tooling was in my PATH variable, so I was using an old version of fastboot.. It all worked well when I used the right version! Will accept this as an answer in 2 days.
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No "Encrypt Phone" option on Android 7.0 Samsung Galaxy S7

Thanks to Samsung non standard implementation, OP couldn't factory-reset and encrypt before selling. They couldn't : Check if the device was encrypted Locate the option for encryption Steps advised :...
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How to use Wi-Fi and hotspot at the same time on Android?

WI-FI REPEATER MODE ON ANDROID I don't know of any straight forward tool other than Android apps (which use Wi-Fi Direct) that will let use wi-fi and hotspot at the same time. Neither it's a standard ...
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How to connect to PEAP MSCHAPv2 Wi-Fi using system certificates in Android 7.1 Nougat?

Assuming you want to use the email address user@uni.org, Domain would be uni.org and Identity would be user@uni.org. Source: XDA developers and originally Virginia Tech Helpdesk
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How do I change my default alarm clock app?

Say: "Okay Google, set a timer". When it prompts you for the duration, there will be an option somewhere on the screen where you can click and select a different timer app.
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Let's Encrypt: Is there a workaround for the 2021 SSL "cutoff" for pre-7.1.1 Android devices?

Latest Udate 2020-12-21 Let's Encrypt has delayed the new root CA certificate for 3 years: We’re happy to announce that we have developed a way for older Android devices to retain their ability to ...
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How to change default keyboard on Android N?

It appears that some keyboards offer something under their keyboards (e.g. a special key) to switch keyboards. However others, such as the Google Keyboard do not. However, what I have discovered is ...
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How to encrypt full device on Android Nougat?

Head to Settings > Security > Screen Lock and tap your current screen lock. If “require PIN to start device” is an option, you’re running full-disk encryption. If you’d like to convert to file-based ...
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No more badge notifications on Google Pixel?

This is a because Pixel (and also Nexus) devices do not support app badges. More specifically the launcher does not. It is the launcher that must support them rather than the app itself. Your Galaxy ...
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How to start application automatically when bluetooth device is connected?

For such automation purposes, you can use any one of the following- IFTTT (if this happens then do this) Automate Tasker (paid app) Takser is somewhat difficult to use and paid app so I will ...
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How to start application automatically when bluetooth device is connected?

For LG phones specifically you can use Smart Settings to automatically open apps when a specific Bluetooth device is connected, among other things. To get to the Smart Settings, go to the Settings ...
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How many type of video format supported in native android device?

Basic supported video format are 3GPP (.3gp) MPEG-4 (.mp4) WebM (.webm) Matroska (.mkv, Android 4.0+) More Information on Developer site
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Stop auto-selecting cellular network

Problem was that the settings made in the device by manual selection wouldn't stick Solution Dial *#*#*4636#*#* and in Phone Info section → preferred network type choose the network type you would ...
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How to show my number when calling out?

Just put *31# before the number you're calling. More information: Enabling Caller ID. Depending on the operator and country, there are a number of prefix codes that can unblock Caller ID. ...
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How to fix the problem of offline packages not downloading in Google Translate?

The issue was solved by clearing the data of download manager as confirmed by OP . Go to Settings → Applications → Download manager → Clear data. The download should proceed as normal.
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adb shell error: device not found (Ubuntu)

Check adb devices. If no device shows up follow the steps below. First, check to make sure USB Debugging is enabled. On most devices: Go into 'About Phone', 'About Device', or 'About Tablet' Find '...
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Unable to update Google App on Nexus 6P running Android N Developer Preview

This is normal behaviour. My Nexus 6P also runs the developer preview and has this version: 5.14.15.NYC.21.arm64. The reason it won't update is because the actual version code is higher then the one ...
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Android Beta Program: verification failed

It turns out that my Nexus 9 was still running the latest Android M preview. After snagging the latest Android Marshmallow (6.0.1) build for volantis and flashing it manually (see the instructions ...
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Setting's "Search" function doesn't work properly on Android N Preview 3

I cleared data and cache from settings app and it's worked for me. Not factory reset and clear cache from recovery. I went into settings>apps>allaps,settings>storage and clear cache and data
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Adaptive internal storage : analysis

The internal storage doesn't increase itself, but external storage start behaving like internal (you can move apps to it and so), so you can say you have more internal which is used for apps mostly ...
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What is NON-HLOS.bin? For what purpose it is been made?

It's the modem/baseband firmware (or to be precise, often a part of it). Not every build would update it, but major builds often do contain tweaks to it.
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Where can I find the Xposed Framework and installer for Nougat?

Status Update: Adding link to iBug's answer , which gives details on availability of Xposed for Nougat . Details below pertain to the state of things at the point of time of answering the question ...
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View running processes and CPU usage in Android 7 (Nougat)?

(Edited - confirmed also not working on 7.1.1 unrooted.) This should work on any Android version, but you might find the output a bit unfriendly: Install and launch Termux (Google Play) Open Termux ...
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