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comment How to refresh a web page in Chrome (Ctrl+F5 analogue) on a device without menu button?
This question has much better answers on StackOverflow (which goes to show how over-splitting the community doesn't help; Android is close enough to programming that it's not worth making a separate site for; Chemistry vs. Math - sure.)
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comment How to refresh a web page in Chrome (Ctrl+F5 analogue) on a device without menu button?
This no longer works in Chrome 47.
Jan
8
comment Why do so many applications try to get the SIM and network operator name?
@Izzy: would it be possible that some app building IDE generates boilerplate code that makes those calls regardless of what the app does?
Jan
8
comment What can an app do with the “USE ACCOUNTS ON THE DEVICE” permission?
@pzkpfw: I've updated the answer to include the world "almost" because for many malicious use cases, the attacker wouldn't want to change the password, but rather quietly misuse the account.
Jan
8
comment Why do so many applications try to get the SIM and network operator name?
Do you mean that some app generators might just dump code in the app or libraries that makes those calls?
Jan
7
comment Why do so many applications try to get the SIM and network operator name?
@Firelord: not at all? I'm asking why apps would be interested in the SIM operator's name. Why would MyFitnessPal care I'm using AT&T or Verizon, when the app could be running just fine on a Wi-Fi only device?
Jan
7
comment Why do so many applications try to get the SIM and network operator name?
@beeshyams: my question is more specific than the one you pointed to, which itself is a dupe.
Dec
11
comment Is it possible to write to a device's clipboard using ADB?
The reason you need to doubly-escape the string is that there are two shells: your shell, and the adb shell. However, I suspect this will fail for other characters that have special meaning in the shell, like the ampersand.
Jun
25
comment How to disable battery full notification sound?
This is the most precise solution, that doesn't involve silencing your phone or whatnot. It disables specifically that notification, because Samsung doesn't care.
Jul
6
comment Encrypt the phone's internal storage
Motorola's page now says "Permission denied".
Jul
6
comment How do I secure/encrypt SD card data transparent to apps?
Please check out this more useful answer that lists two off-the-shelf storage encryption apps.
Jul
6
comment How do I secure/encrypt SD card data transparent to apps?
Guardian Project hasn't yet released any storage encryption app aimed at the regular user.
Jul
6
comment How do I secure/encrypt SD card data transparent to apps?
The page says it's no longer available.
Mar
7
comment What Android app replicates the iPhone Siri (voice recognition) functionality?
Any updates in the intervening two years? There are phones like Moto X now, that can listen continuously.
Oct
17
comment Where on the file system are SMS messages stored?
@masterjo: SQLite Database Browser hasn't been developed since 2009 and it couldn't show anything from the .db file when I tried it today. Here's another SQLite browser that worked - sqlitestudio.one.pl
Feb
18
comment Combine/merge/concatenate/unsplit long SMS/text messages?
I came back to this question because StackExchange notified me that it had become notable yesterday. That is, over 2500 views. So yeah, real problem, that few seem to "get".
Feb
18
comment Combine/merge/concatenate/unsplit long SMS/text messages?
This is nice research into the history and tech details of SMS concatenation. The reality is that I receive messages split in parts of <160 characters. What I'm looking for is a very simple app that would let me select two messages and join them into one, specifying which should be first.
Feb
18
comment Combine/merge/concatenate/unsplit long SMS/text messages?
The messages I send aren't split. The problem is with messages I receive.
Jan
29
comment Combine/merge/concatenate/unsplit long SMS/text messages?
I'm looking for a simple app to let me merge consecutive incoming SMS messages. Preferably automatically (I came up with a simple algorithm and I'm doing this on SMS backup files (XML), but even manually would do, after the messages arrived in my inbox.