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JAVA Coding: Strings and Loops

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Hello, I am still new to the Java programming language and am having an issue with a code I have written. If possible, I would like some help with identifying why my code is not working for all instances.

The problem is the following:
Count the number of "xx" in the given string. We'll say that overlapping is allowed, so "xxx" contains 2 "xx".

countXX("abcxx") ¿ 1
countXX("xxx") ¿ 2
countXX("xxxx") ¿ 3

This is my code that I have written:

int countXX(String str) {
  String check = "xx";
  int count = 0;
  for (int i = 0; i < str.length(); i++){
    if (str.substring(i, i+1).equals(check)){
    else count = count;
  return count;

My code so far only returns 0 as the answer. Thank you for any help you can provide.
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