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May
2
asked How do I get play store to stop asking me to auto-update on wifi?
Apr
12
comment How can I stop my phone sending an SMS every time I insert a SIM card?
Have you followed the debugging steps used in that post? Install RL Permissions and see what apps ave permission to send SMS, and then which apps can start at boot. The culprit is likely one of the applications that has both permissions.
Apr
7
comment Will rooting my phone improve its battery life?
@DanW - with most phones that I've seen, the biggest factors in battery life are how much you use it and how you have the screen brightness set. You can mess around with the cpu clock frequency and and tweak to your heart's content and you'll perhaps gain a percent or three, but unless that's your hobby, it's not worth the bother - it won't get you a meaningful increase in runtime.
Apr
4
answered Will Dropbox re-upload a changed file if I don't access it from within the app?
Apr
2
comment Will bootloader unlocking provide access to all the apps in the Play Store?
One caveat - if you over-ride device restrictions, don't be surprised if the app has problems. There's a lot of reasons a dev might restrict an app to not run on particular devices. If it works for you, great, but don't get upset if it doesn't.
Apr
1
answered Kid friendly fix for out of memory errors in Froyo
Mar
11
answered How can I trick or force an app to work on an unsupported device?
Mar
2
awarded  Yearling
Feb
11
comment How can I use Flash Player now that it's no longer supported?
At the moment the highest archived version for Android 2.x & 3.x is 11.1.111.32, not 24.
Jan
31
comment I deleted my only launcher
@TimScarborough They haven't got ADB active, and can't open the settings to activate it. So in this case, no.
Jan
23
revised How can I change the behavior of the volume buttons vs. the orientation of the screen
Additional information.
Jan
23
comment How can I change the behavior of the volume buttons vs. the orientation of the screen
I think you've missed the question a bit. You see, on this device they ARE orientation sensitive. I have two buttons - '1' and '2'. When the tablet is in landscape mode with the buttons on top, '2' lowers the volume, and '1' raises it. When the tablet is in portrait mode, with the buttons on the right, '1' lowers the volume and '2' raises it. This orientation sensitivity is a SERIOUS pain in the neck because I have other devices that DON'T posses this feature, making it devilishly hard to change the volume when I switch devices. Also, see my edits about bluetooth keyboards.
Dec
20
answered What causes the error “No certificate found in USB storage.” when trying to import a certificate?
Dec
14
comment How can I read my epub books in Google Books for Android?
Another decent epub reader is Overdrive Media Console. I haven't compared it to others, but it works for me, and it's what my public library uses for some of it's e-book lending.
Dec
13
revised How do I avoid the server-specified security policies for my work e-mail?
URL to Moxier Mail trial went bad - replaced with working URL
Dec
13
suggested approved edit on How do I avoid the server-specified security policies for my work e-mail?
Dec
7
comment Is there any way to install apps incompatible with Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
Just to be clear here - doing these things will make the app LOAD, but won't necessarily make it WORK. Don't be shocked if it turns out the app doesn't actually work once you do get it on there. It may be that the developer was just not thinking in how they setup the manifest, but it's possible that they've done something that means the app really won't run, or perhaps the app has serious bugs under your version, so they've locked it out. Either way, just don't be surprised if the app doesn't do so well once you've force it to run on your system.
Dec
5
comment pdf reader which has zoom and width locking?
Release version (October 14, 2012) in play store works great, but make sure to go into the settings to choose what various taps and presses do. To get it work to my liking, I disabled the zoom buttons, and make the top/bottom taps go page up/down.
Dec
1
comment Can I “clone” my credit card using the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus's NFC chip? If not, why not?
@Midhat - if it's intended for security, then you aren't going to be able to easily clone it (unless the vendor was a complete bunch of morons). Normally devices that are used for security are NOT just 'here's my number' kinds of things - they have some info internally, and when the reader asks, they do something and return an answer, so as to avoid just this problem. That's not to say that it's 100% foolproof, but you're not going to just sit it near your phone and clone it.
Oct
4
comment Dropbox export folder to SD card?
I use DropSync to keep a folder on my SD card synced with my Dropbox (it works more or less like the desktop app). The DropBox mobile app is more of a mobile app version of the web site, rather than a real sync tool.