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 the settings app for "Home."
Changing the default launcher in Android Nougat
Go into the Settings app
Go to "Apps"
Press the settings gear in the top-right (...
[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 status through the command (requires adb):
adb shell pm list packages -i PKG # replace PKG with package name of the app
In output: in case of sideloading, the ...
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 default name and icon in, but customize its appearance and behaviour nonetheless.
If still unsure, verify the package ID using one of the methods listed in this ...
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 in alphabetical order, listing the manufacturer and model.
Specify if the date is confirmed or rumored, and link to the source.
If there is an unofficial ...
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 charging. Some apps even advertise that this makes the device charge faster.
Such ads are included with many free apps and you need to find out which app is ...
For such automation purposes, you can use any one of the following-
IFTTT (if this happens then do this)
Tasker (paid app)
Takser is somewhat difficult to use and paid app so I will recommend you to use IFTTT or Automate.
IFTTT has supports for a variety of products such as Phillips Hue lights etc. But Automate is the easiest to use for your ...
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 app, navigate to the General tab, then tap on Smart Settings.
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 :
Install minimal adb on your laptop
(Is there a minimal installation of ADB?) and check device encryption status (Is there a way for a user to tell if their ...
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 that whenever the on-screen keyboard is up, no matter which keyboard it is, there is a new virtual button at the bottom right of the screen with the icon of a ...
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 encryption, you can do so by enabling Developer Options, then heading into Developer Options and tapping the “Covert to file encryption” option. Keep in mind ...
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 S4 supported this because Samsung built support for them into their launcher.
You could install a new launcher (Nova launcher supports them via an additional ...
Problem was that the settings made in the device by manual selection wouldn't stick
Dial *#*#*4636#*#* and in Phone Info section → preferred network type choose the network type you would like to be always connected to.
As OP noted in their comment, the network selection made in settings was not sticking and the selection made in above menu ...
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.
Australia: 1832 (landline and mobile phones)
Czech Republic: 31 (landline)
Germany: *31# (Some mobile providers)
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 on Google Play. That's because it is targeted to Android N.
I wouldn't recommend you to install the version on Google Play, because it probably will keep ...
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 here), the OTA update came in again and the Android N preview downloaded, validated and installed correctly.
If you don't get offered the OTA update, make sure ...
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
With titanium backup you shouldn't have any problem as with other apps, for TWRP I can't say anything because I didn't have that experience, but since adopting is ...
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
Xposed for Nougat is not yet developed
Rovo89, credited with Xposed framework development updated status here in mid Nov 16
Another developer apparently is ...
(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 and run apt install top
System updates are applied (typically) to the /system partition, which is not accessible to you or your applications but is reserved for the operating system. It will over-write your existing Android version and should not take up more user space (this space is already reserved for the operating system, it usually is from 512MB to 4GB of reserved space, ...
From Nougat onwards Chrome is web view. It replaces web view and web view is not available on Play Store as an independent app to install / update separately. In other words, web view is integrated with Chrome
Google Chrome to Replace WebView in Android 7.0 Nougat
....WebView component will actually become a part of Chrome to bring in more data and ...
This is generated by the Appodeal advertisement SDK integrated in some of your installed apps, likely to act as some sort of flag.
As for telling which app generated it, aside from going the hard way (installing and starting the apps one-by-one), you should also be able to use tools like MyAndroidTools to check the services and broadcast receivers an app ...
I don't think you can change it by settings. If you see the list of compatible devices listed in the app description, you will find that your device does not figure . Only one plus one from your OEM is compatible
Also if you read app reviews, on other devices which are not compatible, developer says it's due to hardware or firmware incompatibility
With Tasker this is very easy.
Setup a task like this:
Code → Run Shell:
Command: date +"%Y%m%d"
Store Output In: %date
App → Launch App → select your browser app:
Data: static URL part appended with %date as required. E.g. http://myserver.com/daily_reports/Day_%date.htm
For weekly URL, create an another task:
Code → Run Shell:
If the "pre-installed app" uses the same signature as the one on Google Play, it of course can be updated that way – same as e.g. Google Maps and other pre-installed stuff is.
Note that, however, those updates would not be integrated in the ROM, but go into user-space – "overlaying" the pre-installed version. This gives users the advantage of being able to "...