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  • Android Activist since 2010
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Sep
29
reviewed No Action Needed How do I copy text from my PC to my phone?
Sep
29
reviewed Reviewed New phone: How to transfer game progress?
Sep
29
comment New phone: How to transfer game progress?
Thanks for your answer, Jacob – though I'm not sure I was able to follow your argumentation. Could you please edit it again, and apply some formatting? While on it: Please also avoid txtspeak, many of the users here are no native speakers. Thanks!
Sep
29
comment Looking for e-mail spam filter
I pretty much doubt that. But doesn't your provider allow to filter out spam server-side? I haven't used client-side spam scanners for years (makes no sense to download stuff just to delete it then – better deleting it before it eats additional bandwidth ;)
Sep
29
comment Boot screen hangs even after factory reset
Have you tried removing the SDCard to see whether it boots without? Rare cases, but a damaged card might cause this. You could also try to boot it "completely bare" (i.e. removing the SIM card as well), but from your description my guess is rather the SDCard. If all that doesn't help, I can only think of the service point to check.
Sep
29
comment KitKat - How to identify the REAL size of apps (app + datas + …) to be able to install other ones
Users are often not aware about what the "insufficient storage" error refers to. 'Even with terrabytes free on SD, it would still be thrown when internal storage gets low. Hence my hint to the tag-wiki. // Thanks for updating your answer!
Sep
29
comment KitKat - How to identify the REAL size of apps (app + datas + …) to be able to install other ones
You know you always can edit your post to fix that up? ;) Still: If there's not enough space left on internal storage, that won't help anyhow. Oliver needs to get the storage of his device straight.
Sep
29
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Sep
29
comment KitKat - How to identify the REAL size of apps (app + datas + …) to be able to install other ones
/cache usually resides on a separate partition, and thus shouldn't have to do with it (though I agree clearing cache doesn't hurt and often solves "strange errors"). But resetting the Playstore app definitely hasn't to do with this IMHO.
Sep
29
comment KitKat - How to identify the REAL size of apps (app + datas + …) to be able to install other ones
I've just added the 'insufficient-memory' tag to your question. You might wish to check its tag-wiki for some first aid, especially follow the link to What can I do to manage my phone's internal storage?
Sep
29
revised KitKat - How to identify the REAL size of apps (app + datas + …) to be able to install other ones
edited tags
Sep
29
comment How to disable automatic memory management in android kitkat
It might have to do with OOM values not set up optimally by stock configuration. You could check some RAM Manager for that (not to be confused with task-killers: OOM adjusters just allow to configure the values when the system's automatic OOM-killer purges out apps from memory).
Sep
29
revised google-play-store wiki description
added 184 characters in body
Sep
29
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Sep
27
comment Method for reverse tethering through usb for android 4.1.2 (Samung Galaxy Core) without extra apps
Start by using our on-site search. If that does not help, you might need to edit your question with more details (e.g. the Windows version involved) to draw attention to it ;)
Sep
27
comment what is reason behind android update application
While #2 is often mentioned by manufacturers, it's rarely true – as the community proves often enough. My oldest device (HTC Wildfire/Buzz from 2010) is currently running ICS thanks to CM, my Milestone² can be updated to Kitkat thanks to CM – just to mention 2 examples. But building updated ROMs doesn't bring in additional money plus, thanks to "specific GUI modifications" (Blur, Sense, YouNameIt) is not that easy.
Sep
27
comment 3g network connection Problem while using data
I'm not really familiar with the hardware question, but AFAIK most of that are integrated multi-purpose circuits, so I doubt it would be an easy task. You can ask a service tech on that, but my guess is a repair would be more (or almost as) expensive than buying a new device.
Sep
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