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

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Nov
19
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Numbers are reversed when writing in RtL language (e.g. Hebrew)
Nov
19
reviewed Close I see ad landing page rendering issues on some devices for my app, mostly on samsung. How should I investigate it?
Nov
19
reviewed Close How to do an application for reading contacts from the phone and display all the contacts in your app
Nov
19
reviewed Close Possible bug in Android 5.0
Nov
19
comment android application to share screen among two android mobiles
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.
Nov
19
comment How to get rid of OTA software update notification?
Related: our ota-update tag-wiki / Is it possible to stop notifications of an OTA update? Guess you chose the wrong place to "disable notifications" – it should be Settings › Apps › All › Software Update according to the linked post. Does that work?
Nov
19
comment Do the ota use special command to reboot device
Related: How does Over-the-air updates (OTA) work / How are Googles OTA (over the air) updates delivered/notified? / Manually upgrade Galaxy Nexus 4.0.4 (yakjuxw) to 4.1 / Where can I find the OTA update file? / our ota-update tag-wiki
Nov
19
revised ota-update wiki description
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Nov
19
comment Skype contacts on S4 contact list
You might have (accidentally) made one of the apps the "default app" for phone calls. Try going to Settings › Apps, scroll to the app that's currently opening when you're placing a call, and see if it has the "clear defaults" button enabled. If so, hit it and see if that solves your issue.
Nov
19
comment Xperia tipo restart-loop
What do you mean by "rebooting": Does it fully launch up before doing so (i.e. does the lock-screen/launcher appear at all, and can you – even briefly – interact with it, or does the device reboot even before that)?
Nov
19
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
19
comment Is there a way to get a disk image of the user storage space on modern Android devices?
Yes! Exactly that was what I had in mind. Glead I could at least provide the correct pointer :) // Btw: as it is preferable to include the essentials with your answer (the link might die one day), mind to do so with your answer? Or would you prefer I put a separate answer doing that?
Nov
19
revised How do I root my Android device?
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Nov
18
comment Android 5: Bluetooth pairing dialog has no passkey form
That's really sad – and I'm out of ideas then. Wish you luck, hopefully some other Nexus-5 user has a solution for you.
Nov
18
comment clearing junk files manually from my android storage
@AaymanKhalil I can only second what's already stated: If you're not familiar with the system (and especially with the file system), you're much better off using a good cleaner app. If unsure which to trust: Visit our sister-site Software Recommendations (before asking there, read the post I've linked – they've got some quality guidelines to be met ;)
Nov
18
comment clearing junk files manually from my android storage
@user285oo6 your first note needs a revision: Boot to recovery, select "wipe cache", wait for the task to finish, reboot, done :) And yes, both stock and custom ROMs support this, no root required.
Nov
18
reviewed Reviewed Issues with University Wi-Fi / Android Settings (Apps un-able to use internet, Apache Test Page)
Nov
18
comment Issues with University Wi-Fi / Android Settings (Apps un-able to use internet, Apache Test Page)
I'm afraid without a link to that app it's not much helpful; with a link it might be. Mind to edit your answer and include that link? Thanks!
Nov
18
reviewed No Action Needed Is there a way to get a disk image of the user storage space on modern Android devices?
Nov
18
comment Is there a way to get a disk image of the user storage space on modern Android devices?
You're correct: No way to get a dd dump without root access. As for the copying, AFAIK there are ways to "bridge" it via USB to the other end: I've seen an article describing that somewhere, but don't remember where that was :( Basically: re-directing the output of dd like adb shell "dd ..." > /localdir/file.dump, where localdir resides on your computer.