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  • Android Activist since 2010
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comment All apps crash all the time
(Google-Fu-Ah!) You might wish to use these instructions: How to Boot Into Sony Xperia U Recovery Mode. Seems to be a question of timing. Basically, wait until the LED changes its color, then start hammering the volume key.
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comment All apps crash all the time
OK, that leaves no much options. Still: Try booting into recovery and wiping CACHE (only that, not data!). Sometimes things go weird there. Doesn't hurt, no data loss – so you only can win. Or lose some time.
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comment All apps crash all the time
Is the device rooted?
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comment Installed Comodo SSL certificate not showing in User in Trusted credentials
Self-signed or not: if it's not in the established trust-chain, it's the same procedure. And it has to be a CA cert (i.e. the certificate must have the CA flag set; you can check that with the commands listed in the linked post). I tried with both, a CA and a non-CA cert: the latter never showed up.
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comment Accidentally spill iced water on galaxy note 3 neo
And don't feel tempted using a dryer, heat, or even a microwave! Neither is direct exposure to sun a good idea (heat factor again). The "rice pot" is the most often recommended method indeed.
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comment how to 'cancel' automatic standby while reading?
Exactly! Rule of thumb: First try without, add later only when needed :) Sometimes it makes sense nevertheless, especially when you have "overlapping" tasks dealing with the same settings. Example: "0am to 6am: turn WiFi off" and "at home: turn WiFi on" – works as expected when you're always home before 0am. But one day you come home at 1am, and WiFi might not turn on again at 6am as it was off to begin with (or rather stay on from the moment you come home). But no such overlapping to expect in our case here, as long as you don't have another task tampering with "screen timeout".
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comment Installed Comodo SSL certificate not showing in User in Trusted credentials
I second that, worked for me as well (see my comments over here: Certificate Install without mandatory PIN lockscreen). Another note: it seems Android only accepts certificates from CAs here – so with a self-signed cert, you need to import the cert of the CA used to sign that one, not the server cert.
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comment how to 'cancel' automatic standby while reading?
Note to Sjharrison: No exit task needed. Tasker automatically reverts to the "before state" whenever the condition is no longer met – unless the trigger was an "event". App in foreground is a "state" AFAIK.
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comment how to 'cancel' automatic standby while reading?
See my approach. I don't turn the timeout off completely, but just set it reasonably high when a corresponding app is running in foreground. So in case I "fall asleep", the screen turns off as usual – just a bit later. Keeping it on permanently might be useful though for e.g. navigation apps – but those usually take care for that themselves with wakelocks.
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comment how to 'cancel' automatic standby while reading?
No? 19303 results for "keep screen on" – also see my answer. And while you have to pay several hundred bucks for those Sammy-devices, Tasker is available for just 5 bucks – much cheaper :)
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comment Apps cannot be installed due to low memory, although plenty is there
You're welcome! Thanks (+1) for placing the solution along in an answer :)
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comment How can I configure Android to login to an ISA proxy server?
Ah, OK. First time I hear that. If there are no dedicated fields for user/pass, I have no idea what to do in such a case then, sorry.
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comment Apps cannot be installed due to low memory, although plenty is there
One of our most frequent questions. May I suggest you first check with our insufficient-memory tag-wiki for first-aid, and then return here either answering your (solved) question – or edit it with some details of what you've found out, tried, and where you're stuck? Thanks!
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revised Apps cannot be installed due to low memory, although plenty is there
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comment Add repeating tasks using stock calendar
I've never played with Tasks in iCal – but as they have a specific definition block in that format, it should be technically possible. After all, that's how some CalDAV Sync apps deal with ToDo-Apps ;)
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comment How can I configure Android to login to an ISA proxy server?
What has an "@" sign to do in a server name? I'm not 100% sure (would need to check that with the corresponding RFC), but I don't think it should be there. Could cause confusion if that server shall act as part of an email address: johndoe@m@il.example.com: Which part is the user, and which part the server name here? I'm tempted to say it's the fault of the person naming that server ;)
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