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comment Nexus 5 Change Resolution/DPI
You could, yes. But it's still simpler and safer to use an AVD.
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comment Rubbish storage
It's unclear what you mean by "which was also as I was only allocated 8GB", but if the salesperson lied to you about the storage capacity in order to sell you the phone, you should return it with a complaint.
Oct
13
comment How to mount ext4 internal memory - Android 4.4
What device? What happens when you try those mount commands? (And what are you trying to accomplish by apparently reformatting internal partitions?)
Oct
12
comment Notification Access in KitKat
It's not there on mine either, but I don't think I have any apps installed that have permission to access notifications anyway. Maybe the setting doesn't appear if there'd be nothing to configure?
Oct
8
comment Storage space issues
Have you looked at the Storage screen in Settings? What does it say?
Sep
20
comment Boot Android Virtual Device into recovery mode
An AVD may not even have a recovery mode. Recovery isn't a different way of booting the Android OS (like, say, Safe Mode in Windows); it's a whole separate partition with its own (minimal) OS, independent of the regular Android system. On a real device, the bootloader decides which partition to boot from (normal system or recovery), but an AVD has a different way of booting.
Sep
11
comment optimum hardware setup for android emulator?
Are you running an ARM or x86 system image?
Jul
2
comment Force Android to display in grayscale
It could be done in a custom ROM by changing the compositor (SurfaceFlinger) to render everything as grayscale regardless of the colors drawn by apps.
Jun
28
comment Updating to 4.4.3
Installing any factory image will wipe your data.
Jun
28
comment Updating to 4.4.3
FWIW, my Nexus 5 is doing fine with KitKat. And 4.4.4 is a security update; you probably ought to install that. SuperSU OTA survival worked fine for both the 4.4.3 and 4.4.4 upgrades on both my Nexus 5 and Nexus 10, so I expect it'll work fine on your Nexus 4 as well.
Jun
27
comment Android L Preview upgrade
It doesn't root the phone, but it does void your warranty — or at least, it displays a message saying that it voids your warranty. (But again, installing the L Preview system image will do that anyway.) And it's possible to re-lock and flash back to a supported factory image later, leaving no trace that it's ever been unlocked.
Jun
27
comment Android L Preview upgrade
I'd expect that to work even with a locked bootloader, since it's an official image, but I haven't tried it so maybe I'm wrong.
Jun
27
comment Updating to 4.4.3
The screen with the android in the middle and a red triangle above him? That is the stock recovery. It's not meant to be used interactively like CWM is; it expects the Android OS to have provided a script to tell it what to do automatically.
Jun
27
comment Updating to 4.4.3
Every Android device has a recovery. It's what's used for system updates and factory resets. When you installed CWM, you were putting it into the existing recovery partition, replacing the recovery that came with the phone.
Jun
27
comment Android L Preview upgrade
What phone? And are you installing an official factory image or a custom ROM?
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.