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Sep 21, 2011
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Motorola Droid X
Amazon Fire
Hello, I am having some issues with Chrome 95.0.4638.74 for Android 8.1.0, the web pages are displayed with removed icons and bugged texts. I tried to unistall and reinstall and it did not work, tried to factory wipe my phone and nothing. I noticed that in versions that I tried (65 and 83) this problem does not exist. Is there a way or a flag that fixes this? On this screenshots I used Twitter as an example.

Here's the Chrome OEM/version 65 of my phone:

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And here's the latest version:

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where I go, there I've been.
This is an old thread about how to navigate the XDA forum, not on how to use the internet.
Try to ask in General help

You're fast.
My suggestion was to have been HERE.

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I pm disabled my android key board on accident! Now I can't get the key board to pop up on lock screen! How do I reinstall or pm enable my key board through my USB using adb? I have an android 10 Oreo I believe. Please help me


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In late 2020 XDA changed from a Bulletin Board to a Xenforo platform.
So many of the things in this thread have changed or no longer apply.
Please see my thread dedicated to these changes.

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    This guide is intended to be a starting point for noobs New Users to teach you how to
    start out on XDA and have a good experience and be good XDA community members. :D

    XDA is a great place where you can learn a lot about how to make your phone better, have fun talking to
    other smart people about your phone and the Android OS or Windows Phone OS, and maybe be
    recognized for your efforts. But first there are a few things you need to know about XDA.

    I suggest bookmarking any of the links below which might seem helpful since chances are in the future
    it will be helpful to you or to someone else and you will have it bookmarked. :D

    ~~~Getting Started~~~
    First, please start here by registering.
    This enables you to post questions and helpful replies to other people's questions and get thanks.

    ~~~The Rules~~~
    Like anything in life, there are rules here.
    Here is the short version. Please:

    Here is the full version. XDA Forum Rules
    Moderators (mods) enforce the rules when necessary. Getting a Moderators help
    If you are having problems with XDA or need assistance from an admin for things like name changes,
    please check here: XDA Contacts & Help
    [Guideline] Behaviour on XDA

    The best way to start is not by posting, it is by reading. Read, search, read, search.
    If you read an answer that looks helpful or answers a question you might have, bookmark it, and
    when you see someone else ask that question you will have the answer for them plus a supporting link.

    "Always read lots post little" - mo976

    I strongly encourage reading ALL of the stickied notes and guides in the About subforum,
    as well as the stickied guides in your device forums.
    The stickied guides are pinned to the top of the subforum, you can see a little thumbtack icon to the left.
    They are always at the top of the subforum view, even if other threads have newer posts in them.

    You might be thinking "What, that's too much!?" or TLDR (too long, didn't read).
    It is a lot, true...a lot of very valuable information, questions answered, problems solved,
    collected and organized and right there for you to read and learn without having to work to search for it.

    Many people have put in countless hours of their personal time to enter in this knowledge
    for you to learn it and apply it successfully to your XDA experience and phone, and the mods
    have put them at the top of the subforum pages so you don't have to work to find them.
    Please don't waste their time or yours.

    I know a lot of you are just using the XDA app or Tapatalk or Forum Runner and are not on the website.
    This might help: [HOW TO]Make The Most Of The XDA App

    When you have a question you don't know the answer to, don't post a new thread when you could post a
    question in a relevant open thread, and don't post a question when a few minutes reading and searching
    will not only give you an answer, but a feeling of accomplishment that you were able to find it yourself,
    and the confidence to remember and repeat the answer with the link to the thread or post with that
    answer when you see someone else post that question you didn't have to.

    Consider the question you are going to post, pick out the keywords and type them into the search box.
    Try a few different searches with slightly different words.
    New Members Guide-Get the most out of XDA!!
    Search guide video
    Help Your Threads Get More Search Hits with Better Titles and Tags! (and improve the XDA search functionality for free!)
    Thread naming guide

    You can also search XDA with Google. Just add this to your search terms.

    If you aren't sure what a term or acronym means, check this excellent Glossary by benjamingwynn or
    stempox's very helpful guide Terms Android.

    If you are feeling a bit overwhelmed and wondering if you are in over your head, this excellent guide by iElvis
    can help you decide. So You Want to Root and Mod Your HTC One X/XL
    I highly recommend it for all new users as the content is not specific to the One X/XL despite the title.

    [GUIDE] - XDA New User Guide - Getting started on XDA - Part 2
    [GUIDE] - XDA New User Guide - Getting started on XDA - Part 2

    ~~~Giving Thanks~~~
    Giving thanks is important. It lets people know that their work or answer is appreciated. It is a faster
    method of feedback than posting a reply like "Thanks for your answer!" You must have one post to
    give thanks, so here is a good place you can do that: The "Say Hi" thread.
    You can go do that now and come back and finish here please. :p

    You get 8 thanks per day, and they renew after 24 hours or so. Each thanks is independent of the others,
    so if you give someone a thanks at 3, and then another at 4, those will renew at 3 and 4 the next day.
    If you run out of thanks, then save that page in a new tab and give thanks later when you have one available.
    If you use them all every day you are doing it correctly. :D

    ~~~Getting Thanks~~~
    You will see that everyone here has a Thanks Meter above their avatar.
    Here are the counts needed to get to the next bar.
    1st bar - 26
    2nd bar - 51
    3rd bar - 101
    4th bar - 201
    bug here, never gets to 5 bars, probably 501 if fixed. ;)
    6th bar - 1001
    7th bar - 2001
    8th bar - 5001
    9th bar - 8001
    Maxed! - 10000

    Not that thanks are an indication of a user's status or stature on XDA. Thanks don't really count for
    anything other than as a potentially wildly inaccurate measure of a member's ability to answer your
    question correctly. Some of the most important people here have a lot fewer thanks than you might guess.

    ~~~User Titles~~~
    As you go around XDA and encounter people, you may notice that they have different titles
    under their avatar. Speaking of which, click here to upload an avatar picture.

    Here are the user titles explained by one of our mods.
    0 to 29 posts - Junior Member
    30 to 99 posts - Member
    100 + posts - Senior Member

    Originally Posted by juzz86

    I'll sum it up for you (or try, anyway!)

    There are Junior Members, Members, Senior Members first. These make up the vast majority of XDAs userbase.

    Recognised Contributors are nominated by other users and/or Mods/Developers. They are recognised for their contributions which are not specifically Development, such as detailed guides, one-click utilities and other tools/mods.

    Recognised Themers are also nominated by users/Mods/Developers, for their work themeing custom ROMs and providing standalone themes for flashing.

    Recognised Developers are nominated and approved by the Developer Committee, for their work in Development whether it be ROMs, Root methods, bootloader unlocks etc.

    Elite Recognised Developers are again assessed by the Developer Committee, and are deemed to have gone above-and-beyond in providing knowledge/hacks/tools/apps/ROMs for the XDA community.

    Forum Moderators are appointed by the Moderator Committee, after submitting an application (see the 'sticky' at the top of this forum - currently applications are not open). They are the first-line of keeping the forums tidy, friendly and orderly.

    Senior Moderators are the next step up the ladder, providing site-wide support for Forum Mods and looking after the nitty-gritty issues, as well as areas of XDA not policed by FSMs, such as the Marketplace.

    Administrators are next. There are several Admins - each look after a specific part of XDA such as the Portal, the Members and the User Experience of XDA as a whole.

    At the top is Mike Channon, who is overall Forum Administrator.

    Other titles you may come across:

    Moderator Committee - sits on the Mod Committee
    Developer Committee - as above, but for Developer Committee
    XDA Newswriter - publishes articles for the Portal (front page)
    Retired xxxx - have since officially 'left' their XDA position

    Hopefully that clears most of them up for you

    Contrary to what a lot of people expect, the thanks-meter does not figure at all in determining a users tag.

    [GUIDE] - XDA New User Guide - Getting started on XDA - Part 3
    [GUIDE] - XDA New User Guide - The Visual Guide (WIP)

    A picture is worth a thousand here are a few pictures to ponder.

    1. Portal
    2. Forum Home
    3. Device Home
    4. Device Forum
    5. User Control Panel
    6. Advanced Search

    For the text version of this guide and to register here on XDA, please go here:
    [GUIDE] - XDA New User Guide - Getting started on XDA

    1. Many people start out with the XDA Portal.



    2. But most continue on to the forums...this is a longie but a goodie.




    3. Once you find your device home forum, many people stay for a while.



    4. There is a lot of information just by glancing at the device's Q&A forum page.



    5. You can change your preferences and more through the User Control Panel.



    6. If you know how to use the Advanced Search, you are a power user indeed.



    For the text version of this guide and to register here on XDA, please go here:
    [GUIDE] - XDA New User Guide - Getting started on XDA

    Welcome to XDA!
    [GUIDE] - XDA New User Guide - Getting started on XDA - Part 3

    ~~~Posting Questions~~~
    There are some restrictions on your posting ability when you first start here. For your first 7 posts, there is
    a captcha prompt and a time limit in between posts. This is mostly to stop spammers from posting garbage
    throughout every thread. There is a 2 minute limit between posting and editing your posts. This stops at
    30 posts when you go from Junior Member to Member, so read twice, post once.

    OK, you got through all that and you have a question that you need that answer to. You have searched,
    and searched again, and searched again with different keywords, but you can't find the answer.
    The question is, where do you post it?

    The first and best place is to check your device's Q&A forum for a thread posted there,
    either a general question thread, or a thread already posted there with a similar question.

    When you post into a thread, that thread is then listed at the top of the forum it is in and the title turns
    Bolded for everyone else so they know there is a new post. Someone else may see that thread
    and know the answer and post it. If you need to open a new thread check here first for helpful advice.

    Always remember advice from the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Don't Panic!
    Please post ALL relevant information. What ROM/Kernel, What you were doing when the problem surfaced,
    What is the actual problem (not my phone won't boot, help!!), Were the planets aligned,...

    Simple information can go along way to diagnose the problem/issue and it also prevents the reciprocal
    post of "Need more info".

    And we have all been there in Panic Mode where you freak out and just want to get some help. Noobs don't
    look at these devices as phones or tablets, but rather as investment because well that is what they are at
    $500-$800 a throw. I respect my device but that is because I know how to use and recovery it. Noobs don't.
    They see a bootloop and it is strikingly similar to the toilet swirling their money down the drain.
    That is when Panic Mode sets in.

    Don't Panic. Don't be a noob. Be a New User who is smart and reads a lot and knows where things are and
    how to find useful and timely information.

    Remember, give it some time before reposting. XDA members live around the world and are not going to be
    on your time zone and schedule. Wait a day and see if you get a response. If you want a notification of
    someone else posting into that thread, click on the Thread Tools button at the top of the thread and choose
    Subscribe, or click the Subscribe button at the top of the page.
    Please do not simply "bump" the thread up. Add some more information as to additional things you have
    tried to resolve the problem since your last post.

    ~~~Why can't I post in the Dev thread I want to?~~~

    The 10 post rule was put in place to make new users think, and hopefully contribute and help others by
    making useful posts rather than the usual crap like "thanks", "kewl" etc or ask questions which have
    been asked countless times before. They still have access to dev forums, just cannot post in them.
    Its not a massive restriction and to provide 10 useful/helpful posts is not hard.
    Fallen Spartan - Moderator Committee

    Almost all of XDA is open to you right from the start. You can post into your devices General, Q&A,
    Accessories, and Themes and Apps forums. You can learn a lot and help other new users with answers
    you have found previously by reading the stickied guides in your device forum and in the
    XDA General Discussion forums.

    Please feel free to thank the dev several times instead of posting "Thanks for a great ROM".
    Rate the dev's thread with 5 stars using the rate dropdown button at the top of every page of the thread.
    If you feel that is not sufficient, most devs have a donate button with Paypal.
    I promise you that they will remember you and appreciate you far more for donating even a couple of
    dollars versus some post, however gushingly approving, on their ROM thread.

    Please do not send private messages to the devs saying "Thanks for a great ROM"
    instead of posting "Thanks for a great ROM". See above. :D

    If you have read up to this point and still feel it is unfair that you cannot post into a dev forum thread,
    please consider it from this perspective:

    Is it so much to ask that you read for a bit first, pick up some knowledge and experience, help a few people
    in the 90+% of XDA which is completely open to you, to participate with quality posts instead of BS posts,
    in return for being able to post into any of the ROM threads from any dev on this site?

    What XDA is all about

    Also keep in mind that the mods are out there reading your posts, and if they believe you are posting junk
    simply to get to 10 posts to post some non-dev comment in a dev thread, you could find all your posts
    missing and your account temporarily disabled.

    For more tips on how to reach 10 posts in a community acceptable way, please check here:
    Postcount limit in developmental fora
    Want To Post In Development?

    [GUIDE] - XDA New User Guide - Getting started on XDA - Part 4
    [GUIDE] - XDA New User Guide - Getting started on XDA - Part 4

    ~~~Getting Flamed or Trolled~~~
    When you post something here, many people will see it and possibly post a reply that might be perceived as
    funny but not extremely helpful, or trolling. This is mostly due to questions that have been asked and
    answered a thousand times, threads/posts being in the wrong forum/thread, or not providing enough info.
    This is usually meant as good-natured kidding, so please don't take it wrongly and snap off a reply that
    escalates the situation into something you might regret later.

    At some point, you are going to get "flamed" by someone who feels that your post is stupid, off-topic,
    irrelevant, noobish, whatever, and they are going to post something like "You are an XXXXX who doesn't
    know something simple like YYYYY. Don't post here anymore." It is going to happen at some time here,
    but the important part is not to respond in kind.
    It will not help the situation, or make your e-peen any bigger, or make you any tougher. It might make
    you feel better temporarily, but what usually happens is that the forum mod (or a senior mod) will come
    in and delete those comments and you might end up on the infraction list, or temporarily disabled,
    or banned. Just don't reply to it.

    First, consider the question or post you wrote from a different angle. There is no excuse for flaming
    someone, but in a multi-cultural environment things may be perceived very differently than you intended.
    Try ignoring it.

    Second, if the flame is really over the line, don't reply to it. Click on the little triangle in the upper right corner
    of the post to report it. Type in a short explanation, choose "Abusive or threatening post" and let the mods handle it.

    ~~~Reporting Posts~~~
    XDA Needs You! to help keep things organized. Please press the little orange triangle button and report
    when you see threads that are in the wrong forums. If you see a [Q] thread posted in your device's General
    or Development forums, please take a minute to report it and put in "Please move to X device Q&A forum"
    as an example reason. Then choose "Thread/Post moving or maintenance" in the drop down box,then Send Report.
    This will notify all the mods of that forum and one of them will move the thread to the correct forum.

    You can also use this to report spam posts. Since XDA has a lot of members, we are a target for spammers.
    If you see threads posted with titles like [WATCH ONLINE NOW][LIVE]Some sports event[LIVE], please
    use the report button to let us mods know that we need to delete it.

    Making a signature is a very important thing to do since it can help to describe your phone, it's current software,
    and any modifications you have installed.

    A signature should inform others about your phone when you post a question to avoid follow up questions.
    A good signature will include information helpful to others beyond the direct target of the question/reply.
    A great signature will inform the community with important information and potentially answer
    questions which have not been asked yet, avoiding repetitive posts.

    [GUIDE][Noob Friendly]How to make a good signature[Noob Friendly][GUIDE]
    Please click here to make a signature (5-8 posts minimum)
    It's cool and you will get more help and respect from us.
    If you need some ideas for a signature or are willing to share yours, please check here: Share your sig code please.

    Please respect other XDA members and avoid using really huge pictures that are several inches tall
    with stacked pictures and text, or multi-megabyte videos.

    Also, if you copy a picture from someone that you like, please rehost it either in a gallery here on XDA
    or on Dropbox or photobucket or whatever service you like.
    Don't just copy their image link and paste it into your signature. That is stealing and could also be
    turned off at any time if they change or delete the picture, or if the additional bandwidth used goes
    over the limits, and you will lose the image completely.

    Please remember that signatures are supposed to be that, signatures. Not obnoxious billboards.

    Making a donation is neither expected or required, but are always gratefully received and appreciated.
    There are "Donate to me" icons above people's avatar, or in their signatures.
    You can also donate to XDA by clicking HERE.
    When you donate 10 EUROS to XDA,you get rewarded with a STAR which is displayed below your avatar.

    If you buy 10 STARS ,you will be rewarded with a

    Remember, always be respectful of other members here and considerate. Most people here are doing
    this for nothing more than the feeling of helping people as we have been helped by other people previously,
    and sometimes the occasional press of the thanks button. We aren't making money here and this isn't
    a job, so please don't tell people what to do or demand things of people such as mods or custom ROM
    configs to suit you and you will do just fine here.

    ~~~Other Helpful Links~~~
    Get an extra 5GB at! :)
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    Help Your Threads Get More Search Hits with Better Titles and Thread Tags!
    [Tutorial] How To Logcat
    [GUIDE] How to give constructive feedback to developers
    [ADB/FB/APX Driver] Universal Naked Driver 0.7
    Chef Central
    Android Application Development Videos
    [Ultimate Guide]Android App Development - From Scratch
    How to Apply for Recognized Developer
    XDA Recognized Developer Program Expansion - Do you contribute enough work to be a Recognized Contributor or Recognized Themer?
    xda-developers: The History -Part One-
    xda-developers: The-History-Part Two/
    XDA Through the Years: A Visual History

    I am leaving this open for now, but please, in the spirit of what I have written above, please only post
    suggestions you feel will improve this guide. I hope this guide helps you and makes your experience
    on XDA a better one. I appreciate your thanks, but I will appreciate you even more if you take this guide
    to heart and really do it while you are here. Thank you for reading.