Arctiic
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How do I lock phone phone with OK google?
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If you want a native (i.e., officially from Google) solution, you can install and use the Voice Access feature, which can also be turned on via Okay Google. Note that Voice Access allows much more ...

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Better keyboard to type '?' symbol
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MessagEase has the "?" symbol directly available in one-touch from the default screen:

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How can I emulate pressing another application's Quick Settings tile?
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I'm stepping out of my comfort zone with this one, but seeing as no one else has had any input, I thought I may as well mention it for you to test: Go to G Play Market and install Nova Launcher. Skip ...

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MHL only works for a few minutes on Galaxy S4
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I have used the Rocket Fish MHL-to-HDMI without issue in the past on a Note 4. Your MHL adapter should have come with an additional input port in USB Micro formfactor. Try plugging this into a power ...

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Google two-step verification doesn't want to work. Pops up, I approve and nothing happens
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I've encountered this issue before and in the end it turned out to just be a server-side outage / traffic. Either wait it out after submitting or try again in a bit if it times out, but don't spam ...

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Install another Settings app?
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There's an alternative method here if what you're looking for is greater control and access to settings not available through the default settings UI: Settings Database Editor Word of warning: you ...

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Full list of MessagEase commands
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The quickest way to access the MessagEase UI is actually through the keyboard itself: just press and hold down this key... There are multiple How-To sections, an FAQ, and additional advanced ...

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Make home screen rotate on Samsung Galaxy 9
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I'm not sure regarding the default UI settings as I use Nova Launcher myself (on a stock Samsung Note 8). For Nova Launcher though -- root not required -- you would go into Nova Settings > Look & ...

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How to check what is wrong with my mobile connection?
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I don't have that model device accessible to verify the accuracy/currency, but here is a site that specifies test codes for Samsung J3. In particular, I believe #5 & #6 would offer diagnostic ...

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How to enter a URL into a smartphone without doing a search?
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Note: my answer is speculative, so take with a grain of salt and YMMV, etc. You can access the Chrome internal page located at... chrome://omnibox ...and play around with the options to potentially ...

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Can you restart the launcher apart from restarting the phone?
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Note that some Home launchers may have the option built into the user space for convenience. For example, I use Nova Launcher myself, and under the settings you can find this option:

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How to type fractions like ⅝ in keyboard?
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For MessagEase keyboard, there only seems to be three values supported out-the-box via the combine function: ½, ¼, and ¾. To input them, type out the numerator followed by the denominator, then swipe ...

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Is it possible to default to a host name instead of a search query on Chrome for Android?
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If you have root on the device, you should be able to access and edit your host file on-device. If you don't have root, you can still look into: configuring something at the router level, add site ...

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Trying to unlock & access a password locked Android cell phone that has screen damage on a small section so I can't input the last # of password
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Things I have done: Remote into the device Connect a peripheral input device Use ADB to send inputs (added bonus of being scriptable and/or AHK/Rainmeter combo) Use the accessibility tools Assistant ...

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Galaxy Note 8 unresponsive to touch input
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Alternatively, for anyone else potentially having similar problems, you can try using the stylus instead as it runs off a completely separate magnetic-induction-based digitizer.

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How can I access the data for the Android calendar app on my phone?
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For rootless extraction, you'll need to rely on ADB Backup or other natively supported option (Google Backup, Samsung Smart Switch, etc.). On my Samsung Note 8, assuming the Calendar app has the same ...

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How does one restore data to phone from Google drive?
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Here's a real-life case on someone who'd gotten Google Backup to restore indirectly without root: screenshot As I recall, a manual trigger for the G Backup restore function was planned for the Pixel ...

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How can I close my current app via a keyboard shortcut?
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I'm on Android Pie as well, and under the keyboard settings (Language and Input), there is a physical keyboard section which lists out the shortcuts available (example). If your keyboard doesn't come ...

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How can I tell if an app can be a "link" target?
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In addition to @Izzy 's excellent answer, I've had some observations of my own over the years: You can copy an application (through ADB or a file manager such as X-plore) to your desktop and rename ...

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Broken screen and touch on Acer CloudMobile S500, how to control?
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There are several possible scenarios I can think of: Send inputs through ADB If only part of the screen's touch digitizer is damaged, you can use the native Assistant Menu accessibility funtion to ...

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Packet capture on Android x86, any ideas?
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The most reputable software I am aware of would be WireShark. The software is open-source and they have detailed documentation on their wiki and docs page, as well as free online tools. For the full ...

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How to update the software of an unrooted device? (Error Message)
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Regarding the issue of the tripped dm-verity / etc. counters, I would suggest that you refer to or post up at www.xda-developers.com for further help on that. Assuming there is a current method to ...

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Port MessagEase Macro to new device
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Note: I wanted to post this as a comment, but have yet to reach the requisite reputation requirement; I'd appreciate if someone can move this for me, or if not just ignore me, thank you! I double ...

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How to copy apk and data from old device to new device
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Yes, if you only just want to copy over an .apk, that's certainly possible and shouldn't require root (except for certain settings or user app data that may be saved to a system directory). The ...

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Removable drive connected over OTG disconnects when screen turns off
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If you aren't able to find the setting for it through your system UI, you can also try finding it through this application.

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Fine-tune/calibrate system-wide tap vs swipe detection
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There are many apps that target this specific issue available through the Play store, and many of them do not even require root access. The search term I would recommend that you use would be "screen ...

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How to transfer video from a smartphone (with microUSB port) to an external portable mini-DISPLAY (AV, HDMI, VGA inputs)?
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If you are looking to mirror the display only and don't need touch inputs, I used something like this before to achieve the same via microUSB: Rocketfish MHL HDTV Adapter. Likely you can find either ...

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Restore Google Authenticator accounts from ADB backup
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I think the more experienced members here should be able to give a more detailed answer in regards to how to go about the actual migration. I did manage to find something through search engine, for ...

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Wifi not working / hardware, how to connect to the internet
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On Windows 10 x64 — not sure if any other hardware/firmware/etc limitations might apply — you can navigate to Ethernet Properties dialogue window... ...for wired, and Mobile hotspot system ...

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