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

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Aug
15
comment Backup to SD card in kit kat
"If we cannot force manufacturers not to use SDCards – we can at least care for them being unusable". A Nexus has no such, thus the UX on it isn't affected. And no warning in advance, which is the biggest thing to blame. </rant>
Aug
15
comment Backup to SD card in kit kat
Not without root, sorry – not on Kitkat (except maybe on Huawei devices). You forgot about the mess Google created with the SDCard permissions on Kitkat, I'm afraid ;)
Aug
15
comment how to re-enable first time setup at next boot?
Are you looking to do a factory-reset‌​? But that would also remove the apps you've installed. Apart from that: apps are always "bound" to the account you've installed them with (not speaking of multi-user here), especially payed ones. "wiping data" already removed what you configured anyway.
Aug
15
answered Backup ALL Android files to PC?
Aug
15
comment Any way to resume corrupted download?
Have you tried a search on those apps? Looks like there are plenty of them.
Aug
15
comment Show Notifications missing in app settings
Apart from "uninstalling the app", I'm not aware of any (never felt the need, to be honest). But you might check some apps to adjust notifications to figure yourself – and then let us know?
Aug
15
comment Add repeating tasks using stock calendar
Well, I'd say that's what Todo Lists are for? Though often "joined" with calendars PIM-style, they are a bit different from calendar events – despite of them being possible to store within iCal format.
Aug
15
revised Add repeating tasks using stock calendar
edited tags; edited tags
Aug
15
comment Why can I see '/' in a file manager when my device is not rooted?
Also, there are some r/w directories outside the sdcard path, as e.g. /data/local, which are useful to access is specific cases.
Aug
15
comment Cannot write files to sd card
Thanks! Just figured I had put that into a nice graph before, see our external-sd tag-wiki :)
Aug
15
revised external-sd wiki description
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Aug
15
revised sd-card wiki description
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Aug
15
revised sd-card wiki excerpt
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Aug
15
comment Cannot write files to sd card
Glad to read you were able to solve the issue! I've summed up things in a separate answer, so it might help others in similar situations (and you next time, where the culprit might be a different one). Be welcome to accept it (tick the check-mark next to it), which makes it easier for others to identify questions solved :)
Aug
15
answered Cannot write files to sd card
Aug
14
reviewed Reviewed Allow login with multiple passwords
Aug
14
revised Allow login with multiple passwords
integrated link
Aug
14
reviewed Reviewed What is USB debugging? Can I keep it ON forever?
Aug
14
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Can't log into my email using Nexus 7 email client
Aug
14
reviewed Approve suggested edit on deleting photos from device