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  • Android Activist since 2010
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Oct
1
revised Mp3 not showing in library
edited tags
Oct
1
answered Mp3 not showing in library
Oct
1
comment How to search the Play Store by permissions?
Hint: If anybody is interested in more details on this app, I wrote a summary in StripSearch helps you find apps by permission. HassleFixes makes no hassle, he fixes, and pretty quick (i.e. good support :)
Oct
1
comment SDCard permission issue
@m0atz I've truncated that a little to leave only the relevant stuff in (easier to read/follow). But that looks fine: card is mounted r/w, and the sdcard_rw group (plus root) are granted full access to it. Btw: Your original post doesn't indicate whether your su succeeded (what prompt belongs before the dd call: is it a $ or a #?) – could you please fill that gap? Also: Does a simple echo foo > /storage/sdcard1/foobar.txt, run as root, succeed? Is your system's camera app able to store pictures on the SDCard?
Oct
1
revised SDCard permission issue
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Oct
1
comment Permanently disabling Galaxy S3's calling and SMS
Thanks for the update! So we will mark this one a duplicate to it, making it a "reference" to find the other one.
Oct
1
asked What is “Android Night Mode”, what triggers it, and what are the consequences?
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
30
comment Google account login error
Seems to be an epidemie again, best guess is trouble with some Google servers (not on your end, on theres), as you're not the first one asking this today, or the second
Sep
30
comment Permanently disabling Galaxy S3's calling and SMS
What you're asking for is called kiosk-mode – and your question is almost identical to this one you might wish to check: Is there an empty/clean version of Android for tablets? Quoting: All I want is a tablet that only runs one application (developed by me) Sounds familiar? ;)
Sep
30
revised Permanently disabling Galaxy S3's calling and SMS
edited tags
Sep
30
comment SDCard permission issue
@eldarerathis I would wonder if they get mounted r/o even with that stupid KK change, as that would render even the systems camera app void – plus the ability of apps to write to their own directories there, which still exists with KK. // m0atz: please check the output of mount, and do a ls -l on the directory where the card is mounted to, plus on the card's root directory. Any notable things that "jump into your face" there?
Sep
30
awarded  Refiner
Sep
30
comment Does charging my Nexus 4 with high voltage charger can cause battery damage?
Welcome to the Android Enthusiasts, Itai! That happens to be one of our frequent questions, see here. Especially: Is it safe charging a Galaxy Nexus through a USB 2A port? / Is my phone liable to explode if I charge it with a charger that came with a different phone? / What's the safe limit on charger output for a Galaxy Nexus / and more.
Sep
30
comment How do I retrieve my contacts from my google account to my phone!
@RossC OP wrote he removed the accounts from the phone, not the contacts. // Paul: Please edit your question and add some more details: What device are you using? What Android version is it running? Did anything else change on the device between removing and re-adding the account? May sound stupid, but just to be sure: Have you checked you've added the correct account – just in case you're having multiple accounts?
Sep
30
comment How can i access bricked android tablet system folder from pc?
Thanks for your update, @divided! Unfortunately, dd and the likes won't be an option, as sorin has no shell access on the device. Same for the other commands relying on that. Mounting still should be possible via recovery menu, though.
Sep
30
comment How can i access bricked android tablet system folder from pc?
If you've got no error, that should be a good sign. And yes, the files either get replaced – or you will get an error if that's not possible. // Btw: I've just started integrating facts from the comments directly into your question. Let's cleanup comments a little to make it easier to read (you could delete your first 3 comments, as they've become obsolete now ;)
Sep
30
revised How can i access bricked android tablet system folder from pc?
integrated facts from the comments
Sep
30
comment How can i access bricked android tablet system folder from pc?
Ouch. That means no shell access – that got borked by your broken install. I hope you know some "explicit file names" which should exist, so you could try an adb pull (not sure whether that depends on shell)? Or you could try placing a dummy file, e.g. adb push dummy.txt /data/local/dummy.txt to see whether that works?
Sep
30
comment How can i access bricked android tablet system folder from pc?
OK, so it's recognized. Check our adb tag-wiki for some starter first. Try adb shell to access the device local system, explore it using cd and ls. You can adb pull stuff from the device, or adb push stuff to it. Most likely you want to adb push file.ext /system/file.ext (replace file.ext with the real file names, and make sure /system is mounted read-write). If that works out, I'll set up a more verbose answer.