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Jul
28
comment Flash a rom onto a @tab 7 which keep restarting
Honestly, at that point I'd contact the vendor – and point out that not even a factory-reset cured the issue. No need to tell you've tried to root (you did that when the issue was already there, right?). They will probably want you to send the device in for service – but that's your best chance to get it fixed without working yourself up.
Jul
28
comment Can I receive security updates without upgrading from KitKat to Lollipop?
@Semisonic Not just vendor specific (though with most vendors you can be lucky if you receive updates at all a year after the device rolled out). It's simply to cost intensive for them. Btw one reason Google tries to out-source components of the OS to separate packages which you can update via their Playstore, as it was done e.g. with the webview browser component. But that doesn't work for everything (though it should at least for Hangouts, with the current "big MMS thing").
Jul
28
comment Can I receive security updates without upgrading from KitKat to Lollipop?
I doubt that very much (edit: targeting the question, not the previous comment posted almost similar to mine). If Samsung already has rolled-out a higher Android version for that device, they won't support the lower version with "security updates" anymore. Feel free to ask their support, though – they are more likely to know than we ;)
Jul
28
comment How to disable touch during a call
Is your M7 rooted? If so, you might wish to check this post on XDA for a possible fix.
Jul
28
comment How to disable touch during a call
Well, maybe your research wasn't deep enough: Google-Fu "htc-one-m7 proximity-sensor settings" brought an XDA thread as first hit; seems the M7 has some issues with its proximity-sensor. That thread even shows up some solutions (requiring root and, you won't believe it, an app to adjust the sensor thresholds ;)
Jul
28
comment How much battery drain does having Bluetooth on - but unpaired - cause?
And as we only answer when we don't know (where's the fun otherwise?), I simply link to one of my answers where you can find some examples confirming what @ZeissIkon wrote. Check for "BT Standby" there :)
Jul
28
comment Tag pictures from my Android device
Welcome to Android Enthusiasts! Please note that recommendations like Is there an app for X are off-topic here (see What topics can I ask about here? for details). For where your question might fit better, you might want to look into Where can I ask questions that aren't Android Enthusiast questions?. With the correct phrasing and details provided, you might try your luck at SR. And yes, there are such apps :)
Jul
28
comment Cannot install Google Camera on Nexus 5 running CM 12, neither from Play Store, nor with ADB
Have you seen How do I deal with unknown installation error code -505? (hint: our google-play-store tag-wiki has a list of errors with links to the corresponding questions ;) Running CM you've got root, try a pm uninstall <package_name> to get rid of potential remains – and also check your SD card (yes, the internal, I know it's a Nex) for such.
Jul
28
comment Recover data from Moto X with broken display
From what I've read so far, I'm afraid there's no way attaching an external display to the Moto-X via USB, sorry :(
Jul
28
revised My Internal storage is being apparently not internal, and cannot move apps to sd
integrated facts from the comments
Jul
28
comment Why don't the percentages on the battery chart add up to anywhere near 100%?
We already had this here: Battery percentages per app nowhere near total: 1) the list is incomplete (everything below a threshold (1%?) won't appear), 2) values are not "accurate" but "rounded".
Jul
28
comment My Internal storage is being apparently not internal, and cannot move apps to sd
Apps and their data, yes. And "internal storage" (especially with the error "insufficient") always refers to the /data (or /data/data) partition. But from the OS point of view, everything else counts as "external storage" – follow the reference link from my first comment if you don't believe me :) And that fact stands even with the "internal (emulated) sd card" being FUSE mounted into /data.</teacher-mode> So it might help to edit your Q and point out (step by step) what you're doing with Link2SD and where it fails.
Jul
28
comment My gallery shows nothing
The media-scanner is usually triggered at each boot for the entire device, or whenever a medium is mounted for that medium. So you could try to either reboot (which you probably already did), or go to Settings › Storage and first remove and then "mount" the sd card again. Please let us know if that helped; if not, we might have further ideas. Good luck!
Jul
28
revised My gallery shows nothing
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Jul
28
comment HAXM is not working on MacOSX Yosemite
Welcome to the Android Enthusiasts! This site is for users of Android, which means that questions about development/programming are off-topic here (see the What topics can I ask about here?). Development questions are on-topic on our sister site Stack Overflow. You might also wish to consult Where can I ask questions that aren't Android Enthusiast questions? for a fitting place to your question.
Jul
28
answered Is my android when turned on constantly sending radio data to my provider?
Jul
28
comment Widget to toggle “OK Google” detection always on/off
@IvanDokov To be honest, it took me 3 days to figure how it works when I tried it the first time – but on that 3rd day, though I had 4 days of trial left, I immediately bought the license as it really convinced me. Yeah, it might have a steep learning curve – but it's worth it!
Jul
28
answered Turn off automatic loading of MMS messages
Jul
28
comment New vulnerabilietes discovered in Galaxy S5 stock keyboard update
While a valid argument, I'm afraid we cannot answer what Sammy can or will do, or whether your provider goes along. You'd have to contact them to find out.
Jul
27
comment Stagefright security issue: what can a regular user do to mitigate the issue without a patch?
@Firelord it would not. Here in Germany we have at least one carrier that doesn't care what you set up as APN (at least for Internet): to make it "easier" for their customers, it "simply works". If that applies to MMS as well (I wouldn't wonder about that), you're screwed. Luckily, in my case, you can only receive MMS if you've sent one before – which I never did. So unless they've changed that policy meanwhile, I should be … ahem … a bit safer than the rest – especially as I don't use Hangouts either (it's still called "Google Talk" on my googlified devices :)