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    Thread PLEASE HELP - My Pixel 2 XL won't unlock / unencrypt (for the second time in a month)

    The symptoms have been the same both times. For no discernable reason, suddenly my apps start malfunctioning and won't let me use them while I'm in the unlocked system. When I lock the screen or reboot, it goes to the lockscreen as normal but won't let me unlock using my pincode. I boot into...
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    Thread Wipe stock Moto G5 Plus fully with adb or fastboot?

    Hi there, my friend has a Moto G5 Plus they want to wipe entirely before discarding (or selling.) The power button on the phone doesn't work, but I was able to boot the phone up, so we could probably use the factory reset option from the settings menu. The thing that concerns me is that...
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    Thread adb pull and adb push fail when filename contains punctuation characters like */\":?

    adb pull and adb push fail when filename contains punctuation characters like */\":? Hello, I've encountered a major error with adb push and adb pull. It makes trying to backup my phone's data (the internal 'sdcard' drive) to my Windows computer an absolute nightmare. Apparently adb can't...
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    Thread Some sideloaded apps think they're on a tablet or phone still and display wrong inter

    Hi there, Is there any way to force apps I sideload to see my Fire TV 4k as an Android TV. I've had a couple apps that seem to think they're being used on either a phone or tablet still, and the interfaces are obviously not at all remote friendly in those cases. Perhaps notably, my TV is an...
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    Thread How do I adb pull root directories (like "/system"?) to my Windows PC??

    Hi there, I'm trying to pull root directories like /system and /data without any luck. My purpose it to have them on my PC as a backup, and be able to browse them to pull out apps and pieces of data as necessary if it ever becomes necessary. Device: Nexus 6P (North American version) ROM...
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    Thread How do I adb pull root directories (like "/" or "/system"?)

    Hi there, I'm trying to pull root directories like /system and /data without any luck. My purpose it to have them on my PC as a backup, and be able to browse them to pull out apps and pieces of data as necessary if it ever becomes necessary. Device: Nexus 6P (North American version) ROM...
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    Thread Browse and extract contents of TWRP Nandroid backup on Windows PC?

    Very simply, how do I browse and extract the contents of a TWRP Nandroid backup on my Windows PC? I am trying to browse a TWRP backup but I have a feeling I need to do a bit more fussing around. The backup is split into data.ext4.win000 through data.ext4.win007 and each of the parts has an...
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    Thread Toggling data on and off quickly for *most* apps?

    Hello, I'm traveling out of the country soon and it's going to be a major change for me because I'll be going from an unlimited data plan to a very restricted amount of data. I have a lot of background processes, push notifications, syncing, etc going, which normally consumes a lot amount of...
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    Thread What to know before RMAing - trying to inform myself

    First off, I just wanted to thank you guys for always being so helpful. It's really nice to have people like you to discuss things with. I just bought a used Nexus 6P, and it seems to suffer from the battery shutoff issue once it gets below ~10%. The original owner bought directly from the...
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    Thread Proper way to setup AdAway on stock rooted 6.0.1?

    Hello, I'm on the latest 6.0.1 stock. I've used Nexus Root Toolkit to unlock my bootloader, root (SuperSU), and flash TWRP. I flashed Xposed using the Xposed installer. Now I'm looking to get AdAway up and running. I've done some searching and I see some conflicting reports about whether this...
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    Thread List of 6.0.1 releases for Nexus 6P?

    I'm trying to determine which 6.0.1 release I should use on my Nexus 6P - Wugfresh's AIO tool seems to have a significant number of them, but I can't tell which is the most recent stable release, which is (I assume) what I'd want to choose. For anyone curious, I'm going back to MM so that I can...
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    Thread Simple questions about getting up and running

    Hello, I just bought a Nexus 6P (US version). I need Xposed, so that means I'm looking at using MM. I haven't booted up yet, but I believe it's currently on Nougat, so I'll need to flash back to the appropriate ROM. I assume most of what I need to do can be completed using Wugfresh's AIO tool...
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    Thread Current state of root for Verizon Galaxy S7 [Questions]

    Hello, I'm considering picking up a used Verizon GS7 (or GS7 Edge) until the Pixel 2 comes out. I absolutely need root (I use WiFi Hotspot Tethering, Xposed, AdAway, Titanium Backup, and several other root-required apps heavily.) I have not been keeping up with the Verizon Galaxy S7 / S7...
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    Thread Verizon LTE data issue - previously strong signal, now can't lock LTE

    THE TL;DR Verizon data in a specific area used to be solid, but now is practically nonexistent. I know it’s not gone entirely though, because I can maintain an LTE signal lock and use it if I exit the affected area, get an LTE signal lock, start the utorrent and begin downloading a [legal]...
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    Thread Verizon S4 MDK owners: what ROM is best?

    Hey S4 owners who still have the MDK bootloader, what ROMs are currently considered the best for our aging devices? I'm still on an old build of the GPE ROM (5.0.1 base). I'm looking for something that's stable (ie. no issues with 4G/3G/1x, sms/mms, calling, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, compass, wifi...
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    Thread Best rootable Verizon phones with removable battery

    So I'm still using my Galaxy S4 with the bootloader/baseband that allows me to have a custom recovery and custom ROMs. At this point, the internal memory of 16GB is (only ~9.7 useable) is pretty much full. That and I'm a power user so not only are there a ton of apps which are crushing the...
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    Thread [Q] Auto Delete Old SMS Texts for Lollipop

    Anyone have a good method for auto-deleting old SMS on Lollipop? I'm currently using GO SMS on a custom rom and unfortunately the developers have chosen not to enable that feature. I've explored other text apps with similar feature sets (really only Chomp fits the bill) and they don't either...
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    Thread [Discussion] What calendar app do you use, and why?

    Did a few searches and didn't find any recent threads discussing Calendar apps in general, so let's get one going. Discussion starters: What calendar app do you use, and why? Are there other Calendar apps you've tried? What ones did / didn't you like? What features do you absolutely demand...
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    Thread [Q] Sdcard & internal memory backup to PC?

    I have Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 (SCH-i545) with the MDK bootloader. It is rooted, ROMed (GPE 4.4.4), has a custom kernel and custom recovery (PhilZ). I am using a Windows 7 PC (a 32 bit version.) I have nandroid backups and Titanium Backups, and now I want to do a backup to my computer to...
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    Thread Which root method for MDK is better?

    Hi there, Can anyone tell me if there's any real difference between these two root methods for the MDK bootloader? [TOOL](ROOT)(RECOVERY) i545 all-in-one root + recovery installer Updated 7-8-13 [GUIDE] Root for Verizon Galaxy S4 ***VRUAMDK Build Only!*** I'd rather use the "all in one"...
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    Thread APN Settings, preferred network type & CDMA subscription - pics provided

    My service went out last night and in true moronic form I went and messed with settings I'm unfamiliar with - turns out the Verizon network was down and now I'm not sure how they're SUPPOSED to be set... The settings are as follows: 1) APN Settings: 2) Preferred Network Type: 3) CDMA...
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    Thread Backup Motorola phones via USB/adb?

    Hi, I'm trying to figure out a way to make a backup of my sdcard and the internal storage (essentially my entire phone) to my Windows 7 computer. I was under the impression I'd be able to use the adb "pull" command, but I've been told that Motorola phones don't play nicely with that type of...
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    Thread Backup Bionic sdcard, internal, etc?

    Hi, I'm trying to figure out a way to make a backup of my sdcard and the internal storage (essentially my entire phone) to my Windows 7 computer. I was under the impression I'd be able to use the adb "pull" command, but I've been told that Motorola phones don't play nicely with that type of...
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    Thread Buying a used S4 - what should I know?

    Hi there, I'm considering buying a used Verizon Galaxy S4 and I'm trying to determine what are the key points to know. I am seeing a lot of discussion about the different bootloaders, different kernels, different android versions, etc. It seems like some phones cannot have the bootloader...
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    Thread Stop gmail vibrate

    I can't stop gmail notifications from vibrating. I do want to see gmail notifications in the notification bar up top, but I don't want those notifications to vibrate at me. Vibrating for texts and alerts from certain other apps (Facebook, Instagram, etc) is desirable, but emails don't need...
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    Thread [Q] AOSP Browser for stock rooted Bionic

    Hi there, I'm hoping someone can quickly answer what Googling cannot - Can the AOSP Browser be put on a stock, rooted Bionic running 4.1.2? If so, I'd appreciate some info on this. Thanks!
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    Thread Optimal sdcard setup?

    Hi all. I just received the 32GB sdcard that I ordered for my Bionic. I've never really paid much attention to how my storage has been formatted, partitioned, but I got to wondering about it and happened to find this HUGE thread about different formats (fat32, fat, ext4, ext3, other stuff I...
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    Thread /sdcard suddenly appears as a file

    I just had something a bit disturbing happen and I am hoping someone can help me out real quick. I just plugged my phone into the computer, pushed a file to the sdcard and then unplugged it. When I opened Root Explorer, it didn't default to my sdcard as usual so I opened the built in file...
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    Thread Lost Phone: need to remotely install app to find

    I lost my phone last night and need to remotely install an app to find it. I tried Plan B but it isn't sending me my location so I assume it isn't installing properly (or working properly). Are there any similar app I can try? (FYI my phone is still one b/c we call it and it rings the normal...