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Jan
31
comment Root Android Marshmallow with Terminal Emulator
Those directions are for a specific phone, and it's not really "how to root" — if the phone has a working sudo command, it's already rooted. Maybe the manufacturer goofed up when building the firmware. At any rate, it's not at all applicable to a Nexus 6 running Marshmallow.
Dec
27
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Dec
7
answered IPV6 address on wifi
Nov
28
comment Why voice records are not saved in mp3 format?
Ogg Vorbis and AAC are also lossy compression formats, like MP3.
Nov
3
comment Find what app is causing popups, NOT in notification bar
In Settings, under Apps. Tap on an app to open its details, and there's a section that shows what permissions it has. There are also third-party apps that'll scan all your installed apps and group them by permissions so you don't have to check each one individually. And Android 6 (Marshmallow) has an advanced section specifically for controlling which apps can draw over others — tap the gear icon at the top of the screen in the apps list.
Oct
19
comment Difference between Linux containers and Dalvik VM in Android
The Dalvik VM is a program. Each app runs a separate copy of it. And the reason for running different apps under different user IDs is so that they can't access each other's files; each app's data is private to that app.
Oct
18
comment How to keep the phone screen on while charging?
Factory reset also erases everything on your phone. That's not really a solution for how to just hide the developer settings again.
Oct
16
answered Difference between Linux containers and Dalvik VM in Android
Oct
15
comment MAC address randomized on reboot
This is a device-specific problem, and I don't know the answer for your specific device. However, I've resolved a similar problem on a different device, and in that case, the cause was that the bootloader wasn't passing the MAC address to the kernel during startup. The random MAC is just a fallback for when the kernel doesn't know what the address actually should be. The workings of the bootloader are probably different on your tablet, and the entire cause of the problem might be different, but hopefully this helps.
Oct
15
comment had a message from "android.lockmaster.com: saying a virus was on my phone?
Sounds like malware trying to trick you into doing something.
Sep
7
comment Do any google apps have any special privileges that normal apps don't have?
Ability to install other apps when sideloading is disabled, as the Play Store app does, is one. The full list of permissions includes some whose protection level is "system" (meaning it has to be preinstalled on the device), or "signature" (meaning that it has to be signed with a key that the system is preconfigured to trust). But not all the permissions there have a protection level listed.
Sep
7
answered Do any google apps have any special privileges that normal apps don't have?
Aug
18
comment Tablet shuts down due to low battery when battery meter is above 10%
I don't doubt that the battery's capacity is diminished, but I'd expect that to just make it go from 100% to 0% more quickly overall — not to drop from (around) 15% to 0% in an instant.
Aug
18
awarded  Student
Aug
18
asked Tablet shuts down due to low battery when battery meter is above 10%
Aug
17
comment Launch app with UI in background
Apps can run services in the background, but activities are for UI; it doesn't really make sense to run an activity without displaying it. If the app has useful stuff that it can do when it's not in the foreground, it should do it in a service.
Aug
12
comment Help me please someone
There's not enough detail here to tell what's actually wrong with your phone. But if you get a popup that says you have a virus from visiting adult sites, that's likely to be a scam, or something trying to trick you into buying antivirus software.
Aug
7
comment Install/Run Android Skype on ARM LInux?
It's more than just needing Dalvik. Much of the Android API (such as the whole UI layer) is specific to Android and not available on other platforms.
Aug
6
answered Can I make the status bar update less often?
Jul
29
comment How long can I reasonably expect security updates to be supported?
Note that most devices probably didn't need updates for Heartbleed. Reportedly, only Android 4.1.1 was vulnerable.