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Why doesn't Huawei provide just the USB driver to use ADB?

Drivers are not distributed as standalone package in order to increase market penetration of the HiSuite software. It's quite popular marketing strategy: you can get what you want only in bundle with ...
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Notification icon that looks like 2 arrows inside a circle with leaf on Huawei device

That's a notification originating from the Data Saver feature in Huawei ROMs (EMUI 5.0). Data saver helps to reduce data usage by preventing background apps from sending or receiving data and ...
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What is protected apps in Huawei phones?

I have owned a Huawei phone (Honor 6) until recently so I can speak from personal experience. Protected apps is a battery saving feature (like stamina mode in Sony phones). Apps not selected as ...
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Why doesn't Huawei provide just the USB driver to use ADB?

Ex Honor 6 user Confirmed. There is no other way except installing Hi Suite or risking unknown driver. Tried unsuccessfully with several trusted universal drivers This is my conclusion after I ...
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Can't move apps to SD Card on Huawei

According to Huawei support, starting with EMUI 5.0 (Android 7.0 Nougat), moving apps to SD Card is no longer supported. Period. Really bad decision if you ask me. Updated 3/18/2018: Posed the ...
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Huawei bootloader: what is "FB Lock" and how to unlock it?

There are two types of bootloader locks in Huawei devices: FB Lock and USER Lock. USER Lock restricts the standard partitions like system, data, recovery, kernel etc, but not the critical bootloader-...
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Does the use of Android One remove the risk of OEM spying?

You could inadvertently pass along proprietary information to a foreign government without even realizing it. This holds true when a person is using non-Chinese communication or computing devices as ...
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How do I override charging current on Huawei Honor 6?

The path in this answer didn't work, guess it is not the true path. Here is my own post at XDA forum showing a script running using a macro. The path according to what worked for me and steps ...
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Is it possible to overwrite the system factory reset option with my own backup?

When you start the factory reset in the settings it just runs recovery which the actual resetting is done by. Normally, recovery just wipes everything in /data and /cache in all (and /sdcard in most ...
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Why doesn't Huawei provide just the USB driver to use ADB?

I was looking for those lately, sorry for Golden Shovel award, but if I found this thread then maybe someone else will find this helpful. Download installer for this HiSuite. Unpack it, like archive (...
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Why doesn't Huawei provide just the USB driver to use ADB?

If you just want to directly access your Honor (I've got an Honor 6A) phone, go to "Settings", "About Phone", press 7x "Build Number" - the phone tells you, that "You're now a developer!". Go to the ...
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Adding a new contact skips the phonebook, goes to viber

There are 2 things to keep in mind: Is your grandma actually going into her phone's contacts to add people, or is she going into the Viber app to add people? When creating contacts, my phone asks me ...
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You are already a developer/but no developer options

If the Developer options menu refuses to appear there is an alternative: Use the very tiny app Developer Options. It allows you to enter the developer options menu independently if you have enabled ...
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Can't reinstall an app uninstalled through ADB

The solution can be found in the question Reinstall System app which is uninstalled for the current user? (which is unanswered): adb shell cmd package install-existing com.android.gallery3d Note ...
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How to root a Huawei GL07S phone?

Find a Linux or Windows computer Download and unzip http://gl07s.nakayuki.net/public/emobile-gl07s-root.zip Install the Android SDK tools, in particular the commands adb and fastboot should be ...
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How to unlock Android phone without the touch screen

Requirements Your phone must be rooted You need a USB Cable You need a PC USB Debugging must be enabled Android SDK or at least ADB must be installed on the PC You need to be familiar with Command ...
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Where are the battery capacity files located?

I think the answer in the email is legit, here's why: All of the following information is based on the Google Nexus 5, but the general procedure should apply for all Android phones. The mail ...
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Is there any way to recover a camera view (photo) that I didn't take?

If the picture was not actually taken, you cannot recover it. Your phone doesn't record what's done on the camera screen, unless you actually record a video or take a picture. If it would be ...
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You are already a developer/but no developer options

I had the same exact problem with the mentioned phone and none of the provided solutions worked for me. Finally i succeeded to make the developer options visible by going to settings - apps - ...
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You are already a developer/but no developer options

For me it was inside System menu. Settings--> System --> Advanced --> Developer Options. For Enabling Developer Option: Settings--> About Phone --> Build Number (Tap 7 Times, to ...
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Does the use of Android One remove the risk of OEM spying?

AndroidOne can lower risk of spying due to vendor's negligence or non-systematic action (e.g., one employee adds some spying code without anyone else in the company knowing about that). The more ...
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How do I get Korean keyboard on Huawei Ascend G6

Same way as on any other Android device: go to the Android App Store of your choice (Google Play, AppBrain, whatever) and search for "korean keyboard" (currently, 376 results) install the one you ...
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Huawei Ascend P1 is sending SMS automatically everyday

As @saurin said, it is due to a bug, and they released update. Here is snapshot of reply email from Huawei with instructions.
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Cannot add Google accounts on Huawei U8825D/G330D

This may be a late response but after finding the answer I thought I should publish it. If you have a Huawei phone that's been set up for the Chinese market then you'll find you cannot simply add a ...
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Recovery is not working on Huawei MediaPad 7 lite

I had the very same problem for like 4 months. And finally, in one day, the problem was solved. Follow these steps: Switch off the device. Press power button + Volume up button until the device is ...
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Huawei G6 no longer enable USB debugging

Clicking 7 times on the Build Number (found under About Phone) will give you Developer privileges. This must be a feature to prevent kids or people who don't know what they are doing from enabling ...
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How do I override charging current on Huawei Honor 6?

I can find charger-related data at /sys/class/hw_power/charger/charge_data. Current can probably be set using cin_limit knob (it does not apply immediately, I need to wait for several seconds. ...
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Cant download apps on my new huawei

I resolved the issue and it was because of the reason that I wasn't using SIM card
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Quick drain of battery in new phone huawei g play mini?

By looking at your screenshot I think you should wait a few days to see if your new device settles down a bit on battery usage. Why do I say that? Even though your battery is draining fast when your ...
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Where the original stock Rom is usually stored?

This is based entirely off @Firelord's comment, with some modifications, so all credits go to him. First things first, the stock ROM is not as such stored anywhere on device in a form which the ...
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