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Mar
15
comment How to force retrieving app icon for apps downloaded from Google Play?
Are you using the stock launcher or a custom one?
Mar
15
comment Is there a way to adjust the memory allocation to increase the allocation for apps?
You can't add more internal memory to the tablet, if that's what you mean. Move some more apps to the SD card so that they don't take up space in the internal memory.
Mar
15
comment Swap partitions on android?
Note that swapping will wear out your flash memory more quickly.
Mar
11
comment Can I upgrade my Android if i have low resolution?
How do you plan to upgrade? Has the manufacturer released an update, or would you be installing a custom ROM? If the latter, which one? Note that Android 3.x was for tablets only, so if you upgrade past 2.3, you'd want to jump straight to 4.x.
Mar
10
comment KitKat uninstalling app from device
Thanks, I've copied my comment to an answer.
Mar
5
comment KitKat uninstalling app from device
I've seen something similar when an app is installed in someone else's profile but not my own, so make really sure you don't still have it installed in any other profiles.
Feb
26
comment Post-rooting: updating Android and modifying system files?
Android uses the Linux kernel, but its userspace is quite different from a GNU/Linux system. Don't expect to be able to configure everything through text files in /etc. And if you go modifying system files or replacing the kernel, don't expect official updates to work properly.
Mar
2
comment How to add root permission to some app by myself?
That'd make the app start a root shell, but it still won't be used for anything. The app would still be accessing files through the normal Android API, not by feeding commands to that root shell.
Feb
28
comment Can apps know where you are even without GPS?
Any app that has Internet permission can potentially do IP geolocation.
Feb
27
comment Can apps know where you are even without GPS?
Turning off GPS prevents apps that have LOCATION_FINE from getting your precise location. They're limited to your approximate location without GPS.
Feb
26
comment Using a phone without data plan for multiplayer game dev
I don't know about GSM models, but my Verizon Galaxy Nexus works fine without its SIM card.
Oct
17
comment How to restore internal flash storage after reformatting?
You mentioned that an "error appeared" while trying to format the internal storage. What was the error message?
Sep
26
comment Unrooting Galaxy Nexus - dies when plugged in
Oh, one other thing to try: on your phone's shutdown menu (the one you get when you hold the power button), is there a "reboot" option? CyanogenMod has one that lets you reboot directly into bootloader mode, and I think AOKP does too, though I'm not sure. That might work if the volume+power button combination doesn't.
Sep
26
comment Unrooting Galaxy Nexus - dies when plugged in
Well, I provided a link to Google's page with the original ROM (and now the 4.1 one is available there too). You don't need a nandroid backup; that's just an alternative that would've let you avoid wiping your data too. You may find these directions more helpful than mine, but if you truly can't get into bootloader mode, then a) something is seriously wrong with your phone, and b) you're probably hosed.
Sep
25
comment Unrooting Galaxy Nexus - dies when plugged in
You say it "won't boot", but have you tried what I described? Stopping at the bootloader is different from trying to boot the Android OS. If even that doesn't work, it sounds like a hardware problem, because flashing AOKP doesn't change the bootloader. Anyway, if you can get to CWM, did you make a nandroid backup of your original ROM? If so, just restore that.
Sep
12
comment How is the Gmail password stored in Android - and where?
Whatever they are, they're something that can be used to gain access to the account. But, @SachinShekhar, the accounts.db file is protected from being read by accounts other than system.
Jul
8
comment Why can the Nexus 7 display so much more content on-screen than the Galaxy Nexus?
This is a good answer overall, but the "nothing to do with PPI" paragraph makes a false distinction between DPI and PPI. See my comment on Mohammed Essam's answer.
Jul
8
comment Why can the Nexus 7 display so much more content on-screen than the Galaxy Nexus?
@DerekKwok, DPI is a printing term that's not really applicable to computer displays. When it's used in relation to computer displays, it's generally a synonym for PPI, because the image is made of pixels, not dots.
Jun
30
comment Why can the Nexus 7 display so much more content on-screen than the Galaxy Nexus?
Basically, the UI elements are scaled to appear with a consistent physical size across devices. That's why you can fit more of them on a device that's physically larger.
Jun
30
comment Why can the Nexus 7 display so much more content on-screen than the Galaxy Nexus?
@zacharyalexstern, PPI is relevant because it determines font scaling. 12-point text is supposed to be one-sixth of an inch tall (72pt = 1in), which corresponds to 36 pixels on the 216ppi Nexus 7, and about 53 pixels on the 316ppi Galaxy Nexus. Other UI elements are scaled based on PPI too.