security – If there are two identical Nokia 9 phones, why did one of them stop getting updates in 2019?

How come two Nokia 9 phones have the same model, phone service provider and location, but one of them insists there were no updates (neither security nor Android itself which should be 10, not 9, by now) after 2019?

You can see Nokia had many security updates after 2019.

Neither taking out the sim card nor a factory reset helped with this.

P.S.
This phone is Android One, so it’s even more concerning.

Phone model

Your system is "up to date"

security – Why are all my phones being ran by google play services

How can a Provider break into my gmail, takes me months to recover, I change the password, Bam they change my password, I have you know I was Determined to keep this IT OUT OF MY NEW PHONE 1600.00 in phones all being Ran by Your Google Play Services… I have been to the State Police, Sheriffs Dept…. showing them the downloads, this SOB HAS OVERTAKEN EVER ACCOUNT I OWN, CHANGING MY SECURITY QUESTIONS IN MY INSURANCE COMPANY, DOWNLOADING A GOOGLE ALEXA APP TRYING TO RUN OUR YI NEST OUTDOOR SECURITY CAMERA, IN WHICH I HAD NO CONTROL AND WAS DEACTIVATED BY YI NEST…. HAVE SOMEONE DO YOUR SSI AND DISIBILITY, HAVE SOME IT SRND YOU TO UNSECURE PAGES,,,,ITS ALL BEING RAN BY GOOGLE
DEACTIVATED JULY 29th
Reactivated July 29th
Wasn’t Me
I want this account deleted ASAP
I DELETED IT
GOT NEW PHONE
GOOGLE PLAY ALMOST USED ALL MY DATA DOWNLOADING ALL PERMISSIONS ON EVERY APP
OH HELL NO
WHO THE HELL IS THIS
YOU DEACTIVATE THIS ACCOUNT IMMEDIATELY
MY ATTORNEY IS WELL ADVISED AS R OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT
HAVE SOMEONE HACK YOUR LINKNED ACCOUNT AND WRITE DEROGATORY REMARKS TO AN FBI AGENT ALONG WITH SEVERAL STATE POLICE OFFICERS I CONNECTED WITH
THAT ATTORNEY HAD ALL MY ACCIDENTS WHIPPED OFF MY JUDICIAL SYSYTEM, THIS IS ALL ABOUT A WOMEN THAT IS BOLD, DETERMINED TO UNDERMINE AN INDIVIDUAL THAT SHOULDNT OF LIED
WELL YOU LISTEN AND LISTEN GOOD
SHUT THIS ACCOUNT DOWN ASAP AS THE POLICE DEPARTMENT ADVISED BC I CAN NOT SHUT MY OWN ACCOUNT DOWN NOW
IM FLIPPING PISSED PEOPLE
TIME FOR A HALT TO ALL
TY
FED UP

bootloader lock – Do “unlocked” phones come pre-unlocked or just the ability to be unlocked?

They aren’t related at all

Unlocked phones refer to phones that aren’t bound to any carrier.

It looks like you are mixing this up with bootloader-lock, whose tag wiki says

Some bootloaders are locked by the manufactures to prevent the phones from booting unofficial firmware images.

(Read the wiki and linked questions for more information)

These two are totally independent and as a security measure practically all mobile devices are shipped with bootloader locked while they may be carrier locked /carrier unlocked. For instance, in India we don’t have the concept of carrier locking (barring a negligible few cases) and therefore all phones are carrier unlocked, while they are boot loader locked

windows – how to combine Android phone’s wifi hotspot and USB tethering so that they are in same network?

I want to transfer files from one Windows 10 computer to the another, for this I usually use Ethernet crossover cable but its transfer speed is (100/100 Mbps)
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I have a 5Ghz wifi adapter in only one of my PCs and 5Ghz wifi hotspot in my Android 10 phone which gives speeds upto (433/433 Mbps) also when I use USB tethering from Android Phone it gives speed upto (425/425 Mbps)

So, What I’m trying to accomplish here is to connect one of the PCs to 5Ghz wifi (Remember I have only 1 adapter of 5Ghz) network and another to USB tethering network using the same phone so that they are both in the same network and hence I may transfer files.

But the problem I am facing here is that the Android 10 phone is providing Different networks (IPv4 network addresses are different) for both the Wifi hotspot and the USB tethering in both the PCs.

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USB tethering network details:enter image description here

So what can I do? so that both the computers are in same networks using such connections from Android 10 phone.

wi fi – My phone’s wifi keeps switching itself off

I’ve seen a few posts related to my query but none of the answers worked. I’ll describe my issue in detail because honestly, I have no idea what to do anymore.

I have had the same problem before but it suddenly stopped and now it has returned. The wifi suddenly turns itself off and whenever I attempt to switch it back on, it just turns off again. I have restarted many times but it never works.

I am using a Samsung galaxy s7 edge and the latest Android version. I hope someone can help, thank you.

hardware – Do unlocked phones get re-opened at the factory?

This question is so borderline, I hesitate to ask it but will anyways. I recently received a new phone from a reputable online retailer, but when I opened the box there appeared to be a fingerprint and another smudge already on the device (before I touched it). I called the retailer and the customer service rep suggested that unlocked phones may be re-opened at the factory to be unlocked… which seems strange, because I would have through they are already unlocked and would only need additional work on them to load carrier skins.

I know I’m unlikely to get a completely satisfactory answer, but was hoping to tell if it’s normal to see smudges on a supposedly new phone from the factory – maybe someone has worked in one before. While I think it’s unlikely they need to re-open and seal the box, I would have thought they would use gloves (now and before to prevent any fingerprints). My main concern is someone loading malicious software/firmware on the device although I could factory reset it again (setup was not complete when I started the phone).

  • I left the retailer and phone manufacturer anonymous here to start, but can add it later if appropriate.

Samsung Andriod phones and NTFS

I was just researching file system options for Android and came across this page. One of the articles I was reading points to a YouTube video which claims that Samsung Android devices are compatible with NTFS. I didn’t watch the video because they don’t help me when I’m looking for info, I like to read and be able to save text. I’m also prone to getting sidetracked on video sites and lose track of my original query. Anyway, I would like to know if anyone has more information about this because I’d like to format my microSD card with NTFS for my Samsung Galaxy Note 9 if it’s possible. I’ve read that Andriod devices in general don’t, they use exFat or a number of other formats but if it’s a different story because I own a Samsung, I’d like to be able to.