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Oct
23
comment How to delete backups made using Clockworkmod?
This answer is actually somewhat innacurate now; more recently, CWM gives the option to use either the blob format or the full backup format, defaulting back to the full backup format (at least on the latest version I had on my SGS2). To answer your question, though, if you are using the full backup method, you can delete them while in Android. If you're using the blob method, you'll need to "free space" in CWM after deleting backups, either in Android or in CWM.
Mar
8
comment Have I completely lost my IMEI?
This is what I suspected after quite a bit of searching. I've since decided to just live with it, as it's mostly not a problem. The main time it causes trouble is if someone reports a phone using it as stolen, which has happened to me twice since I first lost the IMEI, but not recently. It's also troublesome for apps that use it as an identifier, but in one case it's worked to my advantage.
Oct
5
comment Have I completely lost my IMEI?
Also, it appears that the /dev/pttycmd1 device doesn't exist on the i777.
Oct
5
comment Have I completely lost my IMEI?
All but the video showing to echo AT+EGMR=<imeistuffhere>, but I can't find anything about that for US phones (the video and everything else I see is referring to multi-IMEI devices, and there are two parameters that I'd like to know the meaning of before I try this on my phone).
Oct
4
comment Why are apps logging me in as someone else?
Ah, yes. I do have the "generic" IMEI. I believe it happened when I got a warranty replacement device, as shortly after I was temporarily suspended because my device was supposedly stolen. I'm guessing I should look to fix that. I found an XDA thread about Docomo-modified devices, but is there something relevant to the general AT&T i777?
Sep
18
comment How can I tell CWM to perform a full backup instead of an incremental backup?
Koush (the writer of CWM) described it on his Google+ account.
Sep
18
comment How can I tell CWM to perform a full backup instead of an incremental backup?
Yeah, from what I understand, the "freeing space" is deleting no longer used blobs from deleted backups. The downside is that you can no longer move off entire backups, though (the dated folder doesn't actually contain any backup, just pointers to the blobs).
Sep
7
comment Google Voice Number Displayed on Phone?
Also, the issue is that to make a call appear as if it's coming from your GV number, you're technically calling a Google number set up to transfer the call (You -> Google -> Other Person)...so the number you're seeing isn't a random number, it's one of Google's numbers set up to forward calls on. It appears that the S3 dialer (maybe it's an ICS thing?) isn't storing the destination number, but rather the one that was technically dialed by GV.
Sep
7
comment Google Voice Number Displayed on Phone?
Well, if you're not sure if you're rooted, it's extremely unlikely you are (unless you bought it second-hand and it was rooted already, you have to deliberately do something to root your device). XDA Developers (the first link in my answer) is a good source of a lot of things, and you may track down a phone.apk there, but as you're not really familiar with all this stuff, I wouldn't advise it right now. I'd say the same for a custom ROM. That said, if you're technologically inclined, there is a lot you can do if you're willing to tinker.
Sep
2
comment Audio turns back on randomly in ICS
Are there any specific circumstances this happens under (while travelling, overnight, while charging, etc.)?
Aug
31
comment University network crashes phone
Hmm...it's possible (total speculation here) that your phone is retaining an IP after letting it expire, someone else gets that IP, and then your phone gets overwhelmed by incorrectly routed traffic. That said, I doubt it.
Aug
31
comment University network crashes phone
My only speculation is that faulty hardware or buggy software/drivers may have an issue with the extra authentication and it's causing the phone to overheat. The extra auth shouldn't be a problem, but who knows. It's very strange that it only happens on that WiFi network.
Aug
31
comment University network crashes phone
Does the phone run slower or get hot while on the University WiFi?
Aug
28
comment Why is the Google Calendar website showing my calendar as a guest on events added from the phone?
What kind of device, is it rooted, and are you using a custom ROM? Since this is an old issue, have you since updated the device to a newer version (and seen the problem stay/go away)?
Jul
31
comment Back up sdcard to cloud
@Izzy I ended up ruling FTPSyncX out because it doesn't support Box. FolderSync seems to be working pretty well though. I also discovered that the TiBu people make an app that does this, but again, it only sends to Dropbox at the moment...so FolderSync it is!
Jul
30
comment Back up sdcard to cloud
I've installed the trial version of FTPsyncX and the lite version of FolderSync, so we'll see how those go. Both look interesting. Thanks for the suggestions!
Jul
30
comment Back up sdcard to cloud
This is close, but I'd prefer something that works on a file/folder level. It also doesn't agree with my system on which storage is internal and which is external. Thanks, though!
Jul
30
comment Back up sdcard to cloud
BTW, if this is a dupe, could someone pretty please point me at an answer? I searched, but all I found were phone data (app) backups and image backups.
Jul
25
comment What exactly is the advantage of 11 pin MHL connector in Samsung Galaxy S3
Ah, I misunderstood your original question. From what I understand, the MHL cable can simultaneously support output via HDMI and input via USB OTG (plugging a MicroUSB to USB adapter into the MHL adapter where the charging port is), but you lose the ability to charge.
Jul
20
comment Power being eaten by screen usage
Check out the thread on XDA Developers. Note that the version currently on there is a release candidate/beta, so it may not be as reliable as the market version. That said, it's probably fine.