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Me:

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

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Aug
14
comment Cannot write files to sd card
I'd first check if the Android logs give some clue. If you never read them, please take a look at How can I view and examine the Android log? and our logging tag-wiki to get started.
Aug
14
comment Why does my android phone think it was in Japan?
wim, check all of them (best before asking anew, as too many duplicates make it hard to gather the facts). Easy example: Two weeks ago I lived in Japan. Now I live next door to you. I didn't change the SSID of my router, and Google didn't yet update its database. So whenever your device sees my SSID, you're in Japan – according to Google... as onik also pointed out below. We've got this question at least 10 or more times, so all the facts are probably "spread around them".
Aug
14
comment Why does my android phone think it was in Japan?
Not really a rare question: Maps location out by 12,742km - the other side of the world / Google location history wildly inaccurate / Google Maps Location History is showing an incorrect location / Gps mistaken my location and get me to trouble / ...
Aug
14
comment I am having Xolo Play smartphone. I want to support it Gujarati Font. How can I do that?
Same as with most other fonts I'd say. Have you checked the corresponding questions? There are even some posts specifically to Gujarati.
Aug
11
awarded  Necromancer
Aug
11
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
10
comment Certificate Install without mandatory PIN lockscreen
@GAThrawn I find that inacceptable if I just install a CA to authenticate my web servers via SSL (using self-signed certificates). I'd understand it if it were about signing keys on-device, or authenticating the user – but both are the other way around. Luckily, sgiebels solution seems to work for me, with some minor adjustments I've described in the comments there. Only drawback so far: it requires root.
Aug
9
comment my galaxy s3 OS updated to 1535ml 4.3, causing many issues and problems!
Only by installing the system again. See: Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device?
Aug
9
comment Analyse performance / profile Android System? Why is the system slow?
For first-aid and getting started, please consult our performance tag-wiki, which has the required pointers. Then come back here and either answer your own question (if you were already able to solve the issue), or edit it to include what you've tried and where you're stuck. Thanks!
Aug
9
answered Can I Install Only The Google Account rather than the entire stack?
Aug
8
comment HTC One Mini data recovery after root
As requested: Answer posted :) Glad I was able to point into the right direction (or even "hitting the nail on the head" :) Good luck on restore!
Aug
8
answered HTC One Mini data recovery after root
Aug
8
comment Does turning WiFi on and off use more power than it being constantly on for a set amount of time?
@DanHulme Valid points all – though I didn't "neglect" but willingly "ignored" them. Still, you're correct reminding me of those. To avoid misunderstandings, I've updated my answer accordingly. Thanks for the "broadcast event", my "listener" was active: data received :)
Aug
8
revised Does turning WiFi on and off use more power than it being constantly on for a set amount of time?
integrated facts from comments
Aug
8
answered Automatically turn on/off data when downloading MMS
Aug
8
comment Does turning WiFi on and off use more power than it being constantly on for a set amount of time?
Anytime, Ben: You're asking interesting and good questions, which very much motivates me answering them (not the first time we meet ;)
Aug
8
comment HTC One Mini data recovery after root
Welcome to the Android Enthusiasts, Aaron! That's one of our more frequent questions, so we've set up some "first-aid-info" in the data-recovery tag-wiki you might wish to check (always a good idea to check tag-wikis, as that's not the only one ;) Especially take a look at How can I recover a deleted file on Android? and Data Recovery - How to Restore Deleted / Formatted Files on HD Micro SD Card.
Aug
8
comment Does turning WiFi on and off use more power than it being constantly on for a set amount of time?
@BenPorter There you go, I've tried setting up some "fake stats" for you. Should be pretty realistic, though.
Aug
8
answered Does turning WiFi on and off use more power than it being constantly on for a set amount of time?
Aug
8
answered Prevent a particular wi-fi spot from trying to connect automatically