In Android Marshmallow you don't seem to be able to change the date format. Instead it chooses automatically what's appropriate for your locale.
In your case, you seem to want the English (UK) variant and not the English (US) one. So go to language settings and change it. Any other English variant should work since I'm pretty sure only americans use the MM/...
uncheck "update from network"
set it to a wrong time (something that's clearly not right)
close settings (not sure if this is actually needed)
check "update from network" again (which should correct the time)
You can simply touch the file or provide any time and date in past or future:
~$ touch /sdcard/test_file
~# debugfs -R 'stat media/0/test_file' /dev/block/bootdevice/by-name/userdata | grep crtime:
crtime: 0x5c926e0d:2d61b810 -- Wed Mar 20 21:45:01 2019
~$ touch -d '2009-2-13 14:32:55' /sdcard/test_file
~$ stat /sdcard/test_file
Android uses tzdata (IANA Time Zone Database) to store time zone data, and Daylight Saving Time (DST) information is included in it. The data tells if DST is observed from what date/time to what date/time on a given time zone. Thus, you can't really disable the DST if you're using a time zone that observes DST.
Therefore, to "disable" the DST, you have to ...
Download and install the application "Android Messages" made by Google LLC.
This app replaces the standard Message app. To see the time an SMS/message was sent, just push and hold a finger on the message and press on the information icon that appears. In my case (OnePlus 5T, Android 8.0.0) I could even check messages that I had received before I got the app.
I found a solution for this by using the perl.
I created this perl script, which sends the current date with the correct format to the android device via adb:
Then I just need to ...
Just did a quick search on the Issue Tracker - you might want to follow these threads and/or contribute a bug report for them:
https://issuetracker.google.com/issues/120241605 Android Pie - Clock shows wrong time (intermittent)
https://issuetracker.google.com/issues/119663595 Automatic Time Zone Selection is wrong Android 9 Pie (has been closed because ...
This is pretty much by design. The last modified isn't meant to change simply from renaming it. The folder modified timestamp only changes if the contents is modified such as adding, removing or renaming items within the folder.
The same goes for files. The modified timestamp shouldn't change simply from renaming or moving it. It should only change when its ...
Your carrier should be able to provide the time and date even without a data connection. Most cell phone towers have a GPS receiver which uses the GPS data to sync it's clock, and forward this to the devices when they register to the network. Nowadays some towers might have a NTP sync instead of the GPS but the same principle still remains.
It seems to me ...
I'd first check your settings under Date & Time (at the bottom of the settings menu).
Possibility 1: Automatic time zone is deselected.
Issue: Your phone is manually setting an incorrect time zone.
Solution: Select Automatic time zone
Possibility 2: Automatic time zone is selected.
Issue: Your phone is automatically selecting an incorrect timezone
The leap second was not implemented in Lollipop or any other Android version. If you are really concerned with having 'atomic clock' accuracy, use ClockSync, which synchronizes your device's clock with an atomic clock.
If you have root access, this is done automatically. Without root, a countdown assists in you manually synchronizing your clock. That will ...
Try rebooting your device (shut down and restart)
If that doesn't work, try manually setting the date back one month, exit settings, check update from network and reboot your device.
On restart Android should check the network date, see it's wrong and reset the clock.
My tv box's suspend mode screws up the time every time that it's invoked because it ...
Believe it is the flip cover, due to faulty hall sensor. Disable in settings (after reboot) seems to be the answer. According to this post, the setting can be disabled by going
There's a messaging app called textra. It allows you to see the time the massage was sent.
All you have have to do is, tap on a message (tap, not long press) and press the 'info' icon, and it will give you the details.
I am not sure where this app gets it's information from, and therefore i cannot vouch for it's accuracy.
I believe that you can only see ...
Given a variable %mytimestamp set to an epoch timestamp you can use this in your shell action:
date -d @%mytimestamp +%Y%m%d
Note the @ before %mytimestamp
$ adb shell
$ date --version
$ date --help
usage: date [-u] [-r FILE] [-d DATE] [+DISPLAY_FORMAT] [-D SET_FORMAT] [SET]
Set/get the current date/time. With no SET shows the ...
I've figured it out, I had to learn to use Tasker a bit, the solution is a little awkward but it probably should be done this way in Tasker.
The most important variable for such datetime manipulations in Tasker is a global variable %TIMES which contains current time in seconds - so it is a big long integer number.
Adding e.g. 30 days to it means you need ...
I found answer here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/32498628/change-date-on-rooted-device-android-m
I used wrong date format, apparently since Android M I should use
adb shell date $(date +%m%d%H%M%Y)
This works to me (in adb shell signed as root):
toolbox date -s 20161231.235959
Sat Dec 31 23:59:59 GMT 2016
Try this app: TimeZone Changer
I just spent several hours fighting with Android's time zones. It wouldn't even let me select a UTC+0 city that doesn't change between winter/summer time (e.g. > Reykjavik).
After searching and searching I came across Google's bug forum, where they recommends TimeZone Changer app.
Source: Google's bug tracker forum
Exif dates are stored in your images as strings, including the year. So the fact that the phone was off shouldn't be relevant.
However it's quite common that image transfer programs re-write metadata, unfortunately.
Try emailing yourself one of the images from the phone directly and testing with that on another computer (or find some other way to get a ...
In Date/Hour Settings page you have a checkbox to enable auto-checking time by the network.
I think it's your mobile operator that gives time. Then the mobile is always up-to-date (time speaking).
I don't think leap seconds are implemented in stock Android if we're not connected on any network.
If you mean by "transfer photos off an Android" to "transfer from android to pc" i use a pc software to reconstruct the file-date from the exifdate (exiftools)
for the other direction "from pc to android" i insert the android-s sd-card into the pc so the pc can set the file-modification date.
On my android-4.2 and android-4.4 devices the android-os ...
As a developer, I'm not even sure you always get analog/digital time-picker on all apps. If I remember correctly, these time pickers are implemented and used only on Google's apps. The rest of 3rd-party apps will show this type instead:
I'm afraid it's impossible to force using the time picker you want since each app has its freedom to use any picker that ...