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Google Pinyin Input (IME) keeps asking for Google account permission

I had this problem. I'd half installed Pinyin so continual prompting for a login account. Go to Google play store and search for Google Pinyin Input. When that appeared there was an option to ...
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Fakestore, blankstore, gms, microg, unifiednlp - what's best for Android without Gapps?

Some basics first: NoGAPPS is deprecated and got replaced by its successor, µG (read: microG). µG includes the core (basically, GServices) and also UnifiedNlp. No GService replacements will support ...
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Can I grant permanent access to external storage to an app in Nougat?

Manually granting permission For rooted devices, there is a way to inject a specific permission inside the /data/system/packages.xml file, which details any and all installed apps, alongside their ...
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Does TrueCalller App leak your phonebook?

Yes! it does, when using Truecaller application or services you have already accepted their : Truecaller - Privacy Policy So, in this case you agree that : Truecaller may use your personal ...
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How does "virus been detected" on android pop up on chrome when visiting some sites?

In short: Nothing to worry about, unless you have downloaded an app suggested by the pop-up. In More detail: It's an old issue. You visit a normal website, and suddenly you see pop-ups telling you ...
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How can I permanently assign a static IP address to Wi-Fi or USB tether clients?

Android uses dnsmasq as its DHCP/DNS server (up to Pie). So create the configuration file /etc/dnsmasq.conf with option dhcp-host=<MAC>,<IP> (1). Root is required to place this file. ...
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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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Grant notification access via ADB

For Android 9 or above use this: adb shell cmd notification allow_listener com.mypackage.app/com.mypackage.app.mylistener For any other Android version below 9 use this: adb shell settings put ...
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How to set static IP on command line or adb shell?

You can try using ip command. How it compares to ifconfig Edit: To set up an IP address you can use: ip address add 192.168.0.77 dev eth0 or the long form ip addr add 192.168.0.77/24 ...
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Why does Android OS data usage not count?

As far as I can tell, Android OS (sometimes called OS + others) is not actually a real application to say. Basing this on one data application I've used it is explained; It is a "catch all" pseudo-...
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Android x86 Stuck at A N D R O I D x86_64:/

If you want to run Android without installation: From the grub menu after booting the installation media, choose advanced options then: "Live CD VESA mode - no GPU hardware acceleration" and if you ...
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Manually trigger MediaScanner to scan files on Internal Storage on Nougat/Oreo

Note: It is possible the following commands do not work out for you with just USB debugging / shell (uID 2000) user. In that case, you must have root access to make them work. Before KitKat, this ...
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What is this status bar icon for

That indicates that Data Saver is turned On in Settings - Data Usage.
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How to set everything to silent except the alarm clock [7.1.1 Nougat]

You can try to achieve this by automation. I prefer MacroDroid being easy to learn and free I don't have Nougat , so can't test it. I also recall reading that dnd mode is behaviour is different ...
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Keep app from opening when clicking a link

In Settings → Apps → NYTimes → Open by default: Open Supported Links: set it to Ask every time tap Clear Defaults Tested on Android 6.0.1 and Android 7.1.2. In Android 8 (Oreo®) you ...
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Is it possible to designate an alternative wifi connection test site?

Yes. Since Android 7.1 the method is a little different (not gonna mention the old method here) - fire up adb shell then use the command settings put global captive_portal_https_url **site domain here*...
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What happens with updates for purchased apps after the associated Google account is removed?

All apps you've bought via your Google account are bound to that. Not only they cannot be updated without your account then (which is where they're bound to), but some of them will even stop working ...
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After flashing TWRP, device no longer boots

Searching the web gave me a clue: While before Android 7 one could easily flash a custom recovery without fearing side-effects, starting with Android 7 the system enforces DM Verity. That is, at a ...
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Does "Data Saver" also apply to metered Wi-Fi?

Yes, Data Saver option applies to metered Wi-Fi. As quoted here: From Android 7.0 (API level 24), users can enable Data Saver on a device-wide basis in order to optimize their device's data usage, ...
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Restored "App+Data" with Titanium Backup for com.android.providers.telephony and now Messaging is crashing

OK, so I figured it out. For posterity, here's the process I went through. I took a complete backup using TWRP before I made anything any worse. I was fortunate in that I had a pretty clear idea what ...
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unlock developer options for new user?

@alecxs is right. Enable developer settings you want as the main user; then it will be the same across all users (at least, this is what worked for me). Note that often if you are connecting to ...
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What file systems can I use for a 128GB sdcard on Android 7.1, used as portable storage

Stock android only supports mounting FAT32 drives as portable storage if mounted system-wide (r/w). Supported partitions may vary depending on device to device. Its dependent on manufacturer/...
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What file systems can I use for a 128GB sdcard on Android 7.1, used as portable storage

If 'journaling' is a requirement, then the EXT family (preferrably ext4) mighy be your only choice. Otherwise exFAT is the best. Just FYI, data safety depends more on your hardware rather than ...
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Apps not appearing in Device Administrators

After thoroughly debugging this issue, I've found the cause. It seems to be a bug with how Adoptable Storage is implemented on my ROM. Any apps that are stored on external storage are not shown in the ...
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Update Nexus 7 to a Nougat ROM

Had this problem a couple days ago. Solved it by bypassing the SetupWizard. Steps to skip: Tap the top-left corner of the screen. Tap the top-right corner of the screen. Tap the bottom-right corner ...
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Priority of the Nougat sound control

Unfortunately, there is not a way to do this with stock Android. There may be OEM (Samsung, LG, etc) features that allow this but I'm unsure if they exist. There is an app that allows you to lock ...
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Hide call logs across user profiles

Access user profile and tap on More Settings (the second one in orange is child profile with Bom as name) You will see yourself and child profile as below Tap the cog icon on right and disable Turn ...
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Using apps from two countries on the same device

Adding a second Google account should work. If you're in the US and you're trying to download Canadian apps try this: (It worked for me without the vpn but you can try with) 1.Download a vpn from ...
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Understanding android app permissions section (Android Nougat)

Starting from Android 6.0(API level 23), app permissions are listed as normal permission and dangerous permission Depending on how sensitive the area is, the system may grant the permission ...
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Volume Panel Android 7.1.1

Yes this is found under Settings → Sound i.e If for some reason you can't find it or is hidden, then just grab a third-party activity launcher application from playstore e.g Quick shortcut to access ...
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