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Me:

  • Android Activist since 2010
  • Author/translator of multiple Android books

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comment How to search the Play Store by permissions?
Thanks a lot! That came right in time. Was about to reflash one more device to use "without Google" (NOGAPPS with BlankStore instead). Now I have a valid android_id for that :)
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revised Why do I have two notifications when I get emails from gmail?
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comment has anybody got Android 4.4.3 or 4.4.4 on Galaxy S4 I9505 ( non Google Edition )?
possible duplicate of When will my device get the Android 4.4 update (KitKat)?
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comment How to search the Play Store by permissions?
BTW: Looks cool; I've just added it to AppBrain and to my list of market-addons ;)
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comment How to search the Play Store by permissions?
Umm? Isn't the android_id stored in the /data/data/android.provider.settings/databases/settings.db database on the device, even with no GSF installed? Just wondering whether accessing that really needs a GSF permission (and not something like READ_SECURE_SETTINGS). I've already heard GSF somehow "overwrites" that original android_id on account initialisation – but is it stored in a different place on the device then? If so, where?
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comment Scan for Existence of Other Devices
No. Android apps don't come "as a .jar file", but as .apk file. Though the file structure is comparable, I doubt they can be used that way.
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comment Current profile as condition in llama
To ease your start (and the search for tutorials etc), you might wish to take a look into my Collection of Tasker Resources (tutorials and documentation at the end of that page). Good luck!
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revised Chrome 37 back button
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comment Unable to add contact to SIM
I don't know about SIM (I no longer use it to store contacts or SMS for ages). But I've noticed some newer devices/Android versions seem to offer "Google only" for contacts. A work-around (if you don't want to store contacts in your Google account) would e.g. be using an app like MyLocalAccount to create a local account to use instead.
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comment How to find custom ROMs for rare android devices?
You might wish to take a look at Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device? – and also at our rom tag-wiki.
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revised How to find custom ROMs for rare android devices?
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revised How to return SAMSUNG GT-S5670 to Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread?
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comment How to return SAMSUNG GT-S5670 to Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread?
So take that as a reminder, and catch up :) As I've pointed out, you can edit your post anytime. Earn some rep, come on – I even help you get started – took me not more than 2 minutes to insert the links :) Your turn now!
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reviewed No Action Needed How do you open an embedded hyperlink in a PDF on an Android device?
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answered What App do I need to use NFC on an android phone to pay for things in the UK?
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comment Extract Android Image from Samsung Galaxy S4 device
Yes, I've understood that. There are ways to upload images to a device that way. But AFAIK no way to download – except for the mentioned Nandroid images.
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reviewed Reviewed Program named -2068