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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cannot unlock bootloader on Vodafone Smart Mini and Huawei P8 Lite

In some devices, you can enable OEM unlocking even with the option being disabled in the Developer options menu. Ensure ADB Debugging is enabled on the device and try this command sudo -i adb enable ...
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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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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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"Letter 'A' with multiple lines" icon appears after taking a screenshot

Its on my Android Note 20 as well. After playing with it, it appears after a screenshot. If you press it, it highlights all the text on the screen. If you touch any text, it is copied to the ...
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Huawei ascend p7: no USB connection methods

I have managed to solve my problem. It seems that, due to some reason, my USB port's power limit was exceeded and it froze itself. I'm not fully sure what caused this to occur, but after disconnecting ...
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Enabling developer mode in Huawei Mediapad M2 10.0

Needed to tap on the Serial number field. This is the answer
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How to solve EmergencyData app appearing on Huawei Ascend G630?

The Chinese text roughly says, The system has detected a corrupted internal storage, please choose from the following operations: Factory reset Reboot to this interface At this point ...
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Help! Renamed /system/bin/sh to sh.old.bak, lost root, can't rename, no nandroid backup

I'll now guide you through the procedure of writing a custom flashable ZIP, for the purpose of renaming your sh.old.bak. To begin, create the following tree of folders: /META-INF/com/google/android ...
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Add language to Google Keyboard

Open your keyboard and to to its settings (tap on "Google" icon at the top, then on cog icon). Then go to "Languages" and you'll see a list of all available languages there. My phone has two variants ...
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Can't disable password on Android 6.0 (EMUI 4.0)

Thanks to xavier_fakerat's comment that mentioned Android Central Forum. You need to do this: Set up a pattern password with a backup PIN Double-tap the power button to activate the lock screen Do ...
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How to increase/decrease volume in smaller increments/decrements?

From the look of things Android Nougat has limited options to achieve this, but still a few options exist: Using Magisk This method is belived to be ideal for devices running on Android 7.0+ Nougat as ...
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Installing the Xperia Keyboard on non-Xperia devices

Post #456 in the link provided by @beeshyams gives the following download link to the modified Xperia keyboard that can be used with a Huawei phone. When clicking on the download link, the download ...
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No way to clear the Monthly Data Limit on Huawei Mate 10 Lite, Android 7.0, EMUI 5.1

Just clear the Phone Manager's cache and it will go bat to 'not set' if you don't want to clear its data, Setting → Apps and Notifications → Phone Manager → Storage → Clear Cache.
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On Honor 6x camera is slow to start. Any solutions?

UPDATE: New culprit identified. The official Google Search app (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.googlequicksearchbox) - the one that activates Google Assistant on the ...
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Turning off "storage full" warning

Search "notifications" in the settings, select the notification access, then draw over other apps, find the phone manager and turn it off 😍 bam the annoying pop-up is gone. Just leaving this here ...
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