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How do you disable "add icon to home screen" on Android Oreo?

I've been looking all over the internet for an answer to this for a while. In hopes of alleviating other people's headache's, here's how to enable/disable automatically adding home screen icons of ...
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How can I find out if my device uses FBE or FDE?

There are three ways to identify which encryption type is used: Identification by device behavior As a user you should be able to identify what encryption scheme is used by the behavior of your ...
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Android O, failed to mount /system, /dev/block/dm-0 is read only

For debug build, user have to disable-verity at first. adb root adb disable-verity adb reboot adb remount adb shell mount -o rw,remount /system In order to know build type of your android, in adb ...
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How do you see Memory usage in Android O?

Enable Developer Mode (see here), and go to System > Developer options > Memory
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How to disable Peek / Heads Up notifications globally in Android Oreo?

It's possible to disable the heads-up notifications with adb, without root, using one of the two options below. Sadly, on some of the most recent LG or Samsung phones, this setting is saved only in ...
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How is Android allowed to use the name "Oreo"?

Google paid nothing, but has a "pure co-branding partnership" with the owner of the trademark, Mondelēz, according to this article. Google did not pay the famous cookie's maker, Mondelēz, any ...
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When will my device get the Android 8.0 update (Oreo)?

This community wiki will list all of the known and rumored dates for devices. If you have an update please edit this wiki here, but make sure to follow the format that's been established, and the ...
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How can I disable "app is running in the background" notifications?

I am on Oreo 8.0.0 and couldn't find a setting for this so ended up using this Hide "running in the background" Notification I have several apps running in background and disabled them all using ...
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How to remove added ringtone

Don't clear data of Media Storage (System App) as mattm suggested, you'll lose all ringtones and sound effects. Instead, do a search for the ringtone or sound effect you added using the Files app (...
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How to export a list as Text of all Play Store Apps that I have ever installed

Use Google Takeout to export out of Google services a list of all activity involving the Google Play Store for a Google account. No root or even device is required as you are exporting out of Google'...
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Treble: How do I check if it is enabled on my device?

Works on unrooted devices also Install Termux and run getprop ro.treble.enabled It returns true if your device supports and false if it doesn’t With adb adb shell getprop ro.treble.enabled
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Where can I run a .sh script on Android without root?

/storage/emulated/0 is usually mounted in a way that prevents execution of programs from this location. Therefore even with a set executable bit for your script you won't be able to execute it ...
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Get Android 7 do not disturb features back?

I have the same options on my Nexus 6P as I did on Nougat however, they are accessed slightly differently. If you click the 'Do not disturb' text in the notification panel you should see the options ...
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How do I turn off the notification sound for when apps request the current location

Go to Settings > Sounds and Notifications > Advanced > Notifications. Click on the three dots up in the right corner and tap Show System. Scroll down to System UI. Under Categories, tap on VZW, ...
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What is the fastest way to shutdown unrooted Android phone?

In fact without removing battery it's not possible to shut down a device completely in order to avoid the loss that could possibly occur due to short circuit caused by water. Let's have a brief look ...
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How can I disable "app is running in the background" notifications?

Long press/Hold the application name is running in the background and toggle the switch available, like seen in the below screenshot (option is currently enabled, turn it off to disable the running in ...
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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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Accessing battery usage graph on Android 8

Go to Settings and select Battery. Tap on the large battery image in the battery section and the usage graph will be shown.
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TWRP OnePlus 5T not asking for encryption password

From the TWRP terminal enter the command twrp decrypt <your password> Source
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Disable notification spam at end of do not disturb schedule

It seems like an Oreo issue as documented here: https://www.androidpolice.com/2017/09/26/feature-bug-oreo-dnd-turns-off-get-barraged-sounds-vibrations-pending-received-notifications/ It was resolved ...
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Is the "History" tab gone from Wikipedia after latest update?

It is still there. But you have to click on Search to view your history. You need to be in the main Wiki app screen for this to work. If you tap "Search" (the same icon, in the same place) ...
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Does the latest Android release is secure against the ADB vulnerabiliy?

Sorry but it seems Kevin Beaumont from Microsoft has no clue what he is talking about. Mythbusters would proof him wrong.. It is completely unauthenticated, meaning anybody can connect to a device ...
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Is there a way to enable Hotspot when connected to a specific Bluetooth source?

You can use Tasker to accomplish this Profile (or Trigger) Create a Profile which allows triggering of the Tasker upon bluetooth connection: Go to Profiles Tab and click the "+" State ➡ Net ➡ BT ...
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Settings dark background in Android 8

Google has added a dark theme to many of dev previews of Android, but they always remove it at the last minute :( So, unless the OEM skin on your device provides this option, it looks like your only ...
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How do you see Memory usage in Android O?

Since accepted answer is not applicable in my situation (there is no "Memory" menu item) (Android 8.0.0, Samsung S8), I want to share another way of getting memory usage info. This shows RAM status ...
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Dark statusbar/quicksettings theme on Oreo?

Sony helped Google in implementing native support of RRO layers in Android O. This was previously used in many Xperia phones for a better system-wide theme support. In android custom rom and root ...
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Treble: How do I check if it is enabled on my device?

For users not familiar with terminal and such, Treble Check saves some hassle, and on top of that also offers info on whether the device has A/B system partitions (for seamless updates).
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Set Constant Notification Dot Color

From Android Developer blog ....we even extract the color of the dot from your icon. From Stack Overflow, Is it possible to change the notification Dot's color on Android Oreo, accepted answer ...
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Set Constant Notification Dot Color

In complement to what beeshyams reply: 1.Answer: As of now, you can't change Oreo Notification dots colors in AOSP, starting from Android 8.0, native Notification Dot color depends on its app icon ...
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What happens if vendor partition is corrupted?

/vendor is sister partition of /system on Android devices which holds system applications and libraries that do not have source code available on AOSP but added by vendors (OEM's). It also contains ...
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