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May
27
comment Slow Charging Battery!
Also, make sure the charger is the right one for the phone. Things are still a bit fuzzy in how the chargers identify themselves to the devices, and if you've grabbed (for instance) an iPhone charger, the phone might not know it can charge at a faster rate.
Feb
28
comment Connect an Android tablet to ethernet
Putting a wireless AP on the network of a company that doesn't want wireless is a good way to get fired.
Feb
20
comment Why does android init not die?
systemd is a newer take on the concept of the init process. It fulfills the same role, and when we speak of the init process, it doesn't matter what it's called, it matters only what it does, which is start everything else and stay running.
Feb
20
comment Why does android init not die?
The init process in a unix-type system (which generally has pid 1) never dies. The system needs that process to be there in order to operate properly.
Jan
23
comment Easiest way to automatically pause music when removing device from Dock?
As a note: For the DROID4, it's necessary to turn off the 'simulate media buttons' checkbox when creating the pause task. I assume that's because the DROID4 doesn't have any buttons to simulate.
Dec
31
comment Is there a way to pay for apps with paypal?
NOTE: These are debit cards, so you don't get CC protections! I suggest one of two approaches: 1) Get the pre-paid Paypal debit card, and only push a little money to it when you want to buy something. The idea here is that a card number breach won't let the bad guys suck your Paypal account dry. 2) Get the regular Paypal debit card, and don't keep much money in the Paypal account or the bank account it's hooked to. This is slower to re-load, but again the idea is to not let the bad guys have any chance of sucking you dry if the card number is compromised.
Nov
7
comment Any way to stop ridiculous translations in Google PlayStore?
One thing you can do is to poke at the devs - if they get push back from the auto-translations, then you can perhaps get them to stop using the feature.
May
30
comment Apps install on their own
Also, may I suggest revoking account access to EVERYTHING, then re-adding one by one?
May
30
comment Apps install on their own
Does anyone have physical access to your device? And do you have a lock code of some sort set?
May
30
comment Custom Boot animation is not working in Android Jelly Bean
What device do you have? Reading that link it seems there are limitations on some devices. Also, have you unzipped the original boot animation to see that yours looks similar?
May
5
comment How do I get play store to stop asking me to auto-update on wifi?
I had some updates last night and no recurrance of the issue. The A200 is wi-fi only (which is, I assume, why I don't have a wi-fi only setting), and I'm suspecting that the auto update state got screwed up somehow. Then, when I went into the menus looking for how to turn it off before posting, I ended up forcing it into the true 'do not auto-update' state.
May
2
comment How do I get play store to stop asking me to auto-update on wifi?
@w3d - added to the question.
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
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.
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
@beth, which would have been obvious had I even LOOKed. Sorry!
Jan
31
comment I deleted my only launcher
@TimScarborough - he hasn't got ADB active, and can't open the settings to activate it, so in this case, no.
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
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.