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Device not shown on ADB even after pairing for wireless debugging on Linux

As per the official documentation (snapshot of 22 January 2022), after pairing the device, the user still needs to manually connect the device (For Linux or Microsoft Windows only) Run adb connect ...
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How do you root a device with Magisk when it doesn't have a custom recovery

If you happen to have a PIXEL device then Pixel Flasher , an open source project can do everything below, real easy-easy. For help on interface, see here This tool apparently works for some One Plus ...
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Android 11: Can't see contents of "/sdcard/Android/data" even with root

Though it may be trivial, posting the solution to make it easier for those seeking answers It's because of restrictions imposed in Android 11. See Storage updates in Android 11. Apps are permitted to ...
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How Do We Set the Default Camera App in Android 11?

I am on Android 11 (Pixel 4a) and was searching to do this and I recalled this question (had posted an answer and deleted, not being correct) . Here's the answer from Android 11 Changelog — Full List ...
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Decrease the screen size (not resolution) on Android 11 (`wm overscan` is deprecated)

I have the same issue with my Google Pixel 4a. Fortunately even though overscan is deprecated, setting size still works. The downside is that the screen is centered instead of being aligned to the ...
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APK signature scheme v4 can't be verified with apksigner

APK signature scheme v4 is a "detached signature format" which means the signature is saved in a separate file. For apksigner you have to specify this detached signature file using the ...
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Updating Pixel after many months. Will I get all the missing monthly security patches?

Thanks to the chat discussion with Irfan Latif, alecxs and Kulfy the consensus was : The OTA update should in theory have all previous security patches applied. Updates are not covered under AOSP ...
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Why is the Google Play Store showing wrong app sizes?

The Play Store seems to use MiB (1KiB = 1024 bytes) but displays like Windows "MB" as unit. The download size seems to be measured in MB (1KB = 1000 bytes). 44 MiB = 45,056 KiB = 46,137,344 ...
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How to "undo" Android cats easter egg and remove cat power controls on MIUI 12

I finally found it. You need to go to settings, then Notifications & Control centre, then under Smart home choose None instead of Android R Easter Egg.
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Cell broadcast for emergency warnings in Germany - why is Android 11+ required?

I'll try to answer my own question :-) tl;dr This seems to be a misunderstanding. With Android 11 or later, cell broadcast messages for emergency warnings are pretty much guaranteed to work, but they ...
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cannot access phone directories using adb shell after upgrading to android 11

On Android 11 sdcard path seem to have changed. The path /mnt/sdcard still exists but via adb you don't the permissions to access this path. But there are alternatives. On the an emulator running ...
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Do any data-recovery solutions still work on android 11?

Since about Android 6 all devices come with enabled user data encryption. I think since about Android 8 Google enforces that this encryption is hardware backed, which means you can't export the used ...
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Do any data-recovery solutions still work on android 11?

If you ever enabled Google's "Find My Device", you might be able to unlock your phone by locking it there with another password. You can check if your device is listed in Find My Device. ...
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Where does Google Pixel take caller ID from?

Phone by Google app (which is the default Phone app on Google devices) uses data from Google and its licensors. In the Caller ID setting (Settings - Caller ID & spam), Google put a disclosure, ...
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Cannot find Telegram folder on Android 11

These are stored in /storage/emulated/0/Android/data/org.telegram.messenger/files/Telegram. You can't access them because of scoped storage introduced in Android 11,for improving data privacy. If your ...
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How to Force Dark Mode if "Force Dark Mode" from developer options doesn't work?

TLDR: Ask the developer of the app to support Dark Mode. Android 10 added support for Dark Mode/Dark Theme in apps. Prior to Android 10, light/dark mode was supported via theme/style library. As you'...
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How to Force Dark Mode if "Force Dark Mode" from developer options doesn't work?

Note that aside from @MorrisonChang 's answer, you can still give these a try: Many devices have a native accessibility setting called "high contrast" mode; this will usually achieve a ...
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How to "undo" Android cats easter egg and remove cat power controls on MIUI 12

Go to Settings, then About phone, then Android version. Open the logo by pressing it several times, then reverse the regulator. A 🚫 sign will show, and done.
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"no valid slot to boot" on locked bootloader

Since OEM unlocking is not enabled in Developer options, and the bootloader is not unlocked, your options a limited. The first (although not preferred option in most cases) is to contact Google ...
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How do I toggle grayscale in Android 11?

Actually you can schedule and customize the Bedtime mode. If you long press the Bedtime mode tile, it'll open the Bedtime mode screen. In the schedule option, select all the days and in the time ...
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How to cancel an announced Android System update

You can not cancel the update itself because it has already been applied. Modern Android devices have the system partition twice (called A/B partition). One that is currently active and one that can ...
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How to disable sound during screenshot in Android 11 on Pixel 3?

This is not possible unless: You have root access (delete the sound file), or Use a 3rd-party trusted screenshot app, or Disable system sound (yeah, it will disable notifications sounds and all too) ...
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Installing magisk with Android 11

Certainly not. It's safe All that you are doing in this step is to Check if your device is recognized in fastboot mode by fastboot devices Replace the boot image by the patched boot image on your ...
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Fix ownership issue with Titanium Backup creating backups with media_rw as the ownership

I found a workaround/solution. Go into Titanium Backup, Preferences, Backup folder location. Change the storage provider to "DocumentProvider" storage which shows up as 'External Storage.' ...
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How can I disable the Android 11's auto-reset permissions globally?

I have not found a way to completely disable this "feature", but it can be done per app: Google play store→your profile picture in the top right→"Play protect" (even if it's off)→...
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Any way to disable the quick settings panel on the lockscreen on Android 12 and 11?

It depends on the device(s). You can't do it on Pixel 6 for example as the setting to disable quick settings panel is not present in Android 12. For Samsung devices, you can disable as indicated here:...
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Impact of location access (global setting in device's settings) on battery power consumption when there are no apps accessing it?

It does consume battery whether you are using the app or not but the consumption may be lesser. From Access location in the background, which describes different types of location access permissions: ...
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How to automatically enable ethernet tethering on Android 11?

Ok, got it working with Interact block in Automate. It has a nice inspector I used for capturing an ethernet tethering tap event. Reproducing tap only works with the screen unlocked so I used Tasker ...
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How to cancel an announced Android System update

Reboot into bootloader/fastboot mode. $ fastboot getvar all | grep current-slot $ fastboot --set-active=a $ fastboot reboot You can set the active slot to be a or b depending on which slot is ...
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No option to choose "Do Not Validate" under "CA certificates" when connecting to PEAP/MSCHAPV2 WiFi (Android 11)

To add to XMB5's answer, you can do this on a rooted phone using the following commands: adb shell su sed -i 's%<string name="CaPath">.*</string>%<string name="CaPath&...
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