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Mount Android device directly in Mac OS X Finder

Transferring files between macOS and Android or any other MTP devices has always been a nightmare. I have tried a lot of apps and was disappointed with the poor support for Android phones on macOS. ...
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Flashing Nexus 5 factory image fails on writing userdata

I encounter the same problem today :) flash-all script failed when writing userdata I have managed to solve this issue by manually continue the flashing process: 1) extract image-hammerhead-m4b30z....
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"Screen overlay detected" dialog?

Simple Resolution / Answer I had this same problem with my Nexus 5X, using Android M. I also went ahead & turned all the permissions off, except for Twilight, the suspected culprit. I still had ...
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Is there any way to disable Direct Share on Android 6?

If you are rooted but don't want to use Xposed you can use Android's native Intent Firewall to block direct share. This works on Android 6.0 all the way up to 8.1: As answered earlier here: Removing ...
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Flashed addonsu-arm-signed.zip on LineageOS, still no root

Go to Settings. Click on About phone and then tap 7 times on the Build number. Navigate back, open Developer Options. Tap Root Access. Select Apps or Apps and ADB. Now you have root and Titanium ...
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Mount Android device directly in Mac OS X Finder

It is possible to use the "Android Debug Bridge" command line tool. It is intended to test and install apps, however it enables developers to run commands like adb ls to list all files, and adb pull &...
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How to end do not disturb mode?

Greetings! Sincerely hope (and, quite likely!) you have already figured it out. Here, hoping it would help others with this same query, a simpler solution — Simply pull down the volume to vibrate ...
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Can I prevent Android from booting in Safe Mode altogether?

Right way to do this Disable the broken VOLUME DOWN key by editing /system/usr/keylayout/gpio-keys.kl and /system/usr/keylayout/Generic.kl as root and commenting that key out. Longer instructions on ...
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How do you get the permissions popup to come back?

Settings - Developer options - Revoke USB debugging authorizations.
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"Sorry, something went wrong" when trying to "Set up nearby device"

I had the same issue today. I had to replace my old (broken) Nexus 5X to a new Nexus 5X. After unsucessfull tries (same error message as you) I started to all reconfigure manually when I noticed my ...
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Mount Android device directly in Mac OS X Finder

There is an application called SyncMate that claim: SyncMate can easily sync personal data, media files, folders and lots more between your Mac and Android device. Mounting Android device as Mac ...
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Can't activate nor deactivate any administrator permissions outside of safe mode

If you are using an app such as Facebook Messenger, CF.lumen, Lux or Twilight that draws over the screen, you'll need to stop them doing so in order to interact with secure settings pages such as the ...
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How to dismiss an anoying "Queued" notification in android 4.4?

Open Settings → App management → All apps → Download manager Open it and click on Clear dataand notification should disappear.
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How to dismiss an anoying "Queued" notification in android 4.4?

go to apps> show system apps>google text to speech engine> force stop it should work; otherwise after force stop> disable it must work; if you want to re-enable it, just touch enable again. this ...
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Connect to Samsung TV using AllShare from a Non-Samsung phone

This certainly solves the problem! Go into your settings, go into WiFi, tap on the three dots in a vertical line to bring up the menu, select Advanced, then select Wi-Fi Frequency Band, once in there ...
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How do I skip an Android system update and stop its notifications?

You need to clear data for downloading application (DMClient) open system nofitication bar hold touch on system downloading bar until it pop up app info touch App info it will go to DMClient app info ...
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How to end do not disturb mode?

Try this: Long press power button > long press 'shut down' > reboot to safe mode > wait until your phone is ready to go. Keep pressing volume down button until vibration mode > press once more for ...
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"Screen overlay detected" dialog?

There are three places to check. Not just one. Non-system Apps Settings -> Application Manager -> Apps with Overlay Permissions -> Apps with Permissions System Apps Same as above, but with Show ...
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Nexus 5 only emergency calls call are allowed by device owner

Ok, log back in as the owner of the device (if you can) Slide down the menu from the top Click on the user icon Click on "More Settings" down the bottom Click on the settings cog next to the user ...
Ryan Knell's user avatar
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Nexus 5 only emergency calls call are allowed by device owner

when your phone is under guest it wont allow you to have access to everything. switch to original owner and your phone will work again!
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unable to mount storage while installing new ROM - Nexus 5

You don't install factory images in custom recoveries, let alone "flashing" them like regular custom ROMs. XDA has you covered for simple stuff like this. Excerpt taken and simplified below: ...
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How long does it usually take to erase cache?

Why flash cache? Just erase or format would be enough. Comment made me curious - care to share for what reason erase is unusable? Either way it should only take a few seconds. Try flashing some ...
Andy Yan's user avatar
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Mobile data is turned off but provider shows data trickle

If you're using LTE, the reason could be, that LTE is causing traffic even if mobile data is turned off. See here: https://android.stackexchange.com/a/132642/185648
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I got "Your device is corrupt. It can't be trusted and may not work properly" on a brand new Nexus 5X. What should I do?

Unlocked bootloader = yellow triangle warning; modified system/kernel = red triangle warning. As long as the device functions fine you shouldn't worry much; however if restoring is what you need, ...
Andy Yan's user avatar
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Bug Report Captured

First of all, bug reports are intended to use by developers to know what is causing the problem/bug while developing or modifying the apps. A bug report captures all the relevant data needed for the ...
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Nexus 5X vibrates despite disabling in app settings

Your problem is similar to the question here Decrease default vibration length on notification? Tweak that solution with following changes Trigger - Notification received from all apps Action-Volume ...
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What is preventing my phone from staying locked?

Since you suspect this to be app related, install wakelock detector which should help you identify the wakelocks that are holding the screen awake. Read the Screen Wakelock section Once the culprit ...
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Share apk via bluetooth

You can try to either compress the .apk (using a app like RAR) and then try to send the compressed file, or you can try to sent the file using another software like "Bluetooth File Transfer".
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Flashing Nexus 5 factory image fails on writing userdata

it's too late for this post, but I'm answering for anyone else finding this post refer to this link http://www.gandalfk7.it/2019/03/24/fastboot-too-old-and-error-cannot-generate-image-for-userdata/ ...
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Drive sends an almost-daily "1 file is now available offline" notification

I had the same problem and I think unchecking the "make recent files available offline" setting in the Google Drive app did the trick. I'm using Google Drive v2.20.261.01.40 on a Google ...
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