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Mar
14
awarded  Famous Question
Sep
19
comment Does using an unofficial charger negatively affect overall battery lifetime of a GS4?
Same experience here. The GS4 will give you a warning on a low-power charger, just saying that charging could be slow. But I've never experienced any trouble. Side note: Sometimes on low-powered chargers, it's not enough juice to boost the battery if you are using it at the same time! But the 2Amp chargers usually do very well, and charge it quickly.
Sep
18
comment How to prevent Galaxy S4 from connecting as “Connected as Installer” instead of “Connected as Media Device”?
@BVB I've noticed since doing the install that when I connect, it first connects as an installer, and then soon thereafter switches to Media Device. I guess it's checking if it's installed, first.
Sep
6
comment How to prevent Galaxy S4 from connecting as “Connected as Installer” instead of “Connected as Media Device”?
Unfortunately, mine is still starting in "Installer" mode when I plug it in. Argh.
Sep
6
comment How to prevent Galaxy S4 from connecting as “Connected as Installer” instead of “Connected as Media Device”?
Yup; that does work, however; that setting isn't "sticking". Each time I plug mine in, it starts in installer mode, and I have to switch it... and sometimes, it randomly switches back. I know... First World Problems, and all... ;)
Sep
5
comment How to prevent Galaxy S4 from connecting as “Connected as Installer” instead of “Connected as Media Device”?
I think that makes sense. I just went ahead and let it install to see how that works out.
Sep
5
comment How to prevent Galaxy S4 from connecting as “Connected as Installer” instead of “Connected as Media Device”?
I agree there. and it seems to switch back to installer for no reason. Aggravating!
Sep
5
comment How to prevent Galaxy S4 from connecting as “Connected as Installer” instead of “Connected as Media Device”?
I have sort of the opposite problem myself, though I expect the solution would be the same (to make one's chosen option stick!) Going to search some and see if I find anything...
May
22
awarded  Popular Question
Apr
26
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Apr
15
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
25
awarded  Yearling
Dec
7
comment My Android tablet seems to be “read-only”
In my case, factory reset also did not work. I needed to actually flash the ROM and completely reformat the thing. I still have no clue why it happened in my case; I didn't have any antivirus/security apps installed at all. But this might help someone else with the same problem, so +1
Sep
28
comment Can you damage the proximity sensor if you keep it always on?
How would it define "when needed"?
Aug
12
awarded  Notable Question
Aug
10
comment How does Google Maps estimate my location without GPS?
Fascinating... it's the only logical explanation for my tablet (with no gps) to get 60m accuracy, off our home's WiFi. The center location shown is always exactly in the same spot, which happens to have gotten set just across the street from our house.
Jul
12
comment How to use a Droid 2 without Verizon service activation
incidentally, for anyone with a Droid Pro, this also works on that device.
Jun
28
comment Does Android suffer from the same “over a period of time” performance degradation that OSes like Windows do?
funny... I have Windows systems running for years and Androids running for many months with no degradation in performance.
Jun
18
accepted My Android tablet seems to be “read-only”
Jun
18
accepted Is there a way to clear your Google Play App history? (Not the search history)