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Android phone "charging slowly": How to make it faster

This is not a software setting: Android is just telling you that the power source you connected the device to is not giving enough electrical power to charge as fast as it could. It seems that: "...
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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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Android phone "charging slowly": How to make it faster

Other answers have explained about how to make it charging faster, this answer tries to explain more about the threshold that the Android uses. The charging speed is not configurable; it's just a ...
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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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Android phone "charging slowly": How to make it faster

This is by way of supplementing OP's research with additional relevant inputs "Charging Rapidly" always is neither desirable nor changing the charger mode user configurable Why is it not ...
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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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How to enable the landscape mode on the default launcher on Android Marshmallow?

The latest version of Google Now added a home screen rotation option in its settings. To access the home screen settings, either long-tap on the home screen or choose Settings from the Google Now "...
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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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Which factory image to download?

According to comparisons on the internet, they are the same, but updated versions (OTA) of each other. They are the smaller updates that you might witness sometimes when you are informed of a new ...
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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 to enable the landscape mode on the default launcher on Android Marshmallow?

It works perfect if you follow the directions. Simply put, touch the google icon, once it pops up push the hamburger menu, find settings, scroll all the way down, last item on the list "allow ...
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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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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 do I skip an Android system update and stop its notifications?

I figured it out :D :D If you get the notification and have not yet downloaded the update. Simply Press the notification in the notification bar and Hold for 10 Seconds. It will give you two options....
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How to end do not disturb mode?

Here's how to fix this issue: Goto Settings Tap on Sound & notification Tap on Do not disturb Tap on Priority only allows Toggle any item on & off and that will trigger DND to be off. Good ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Screen unlock history

If you've not rebooted your Android, then you may be able to get the time stamp for the last few unlocks performed. Setup adb in PC and execute: adb shell dumpsys activity broadcasts In the ...
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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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