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  • Android Activist since 2010
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May
11
comment How do I exclude album art from the gallery?
NobleUplift: I don't know of a way working with the default Gallery app. But there are gallery apps where you can exclude folders. If you're open to an alternative Gallery app as solution, you can check with my list of gallery apps (might be faster than searching Play directly).
May
11
comment How do I exclude album art from the gallery?
@geffchang Maybe Poweramp doesn't use the systems media database (which the media scanner feeds). Players who do will no longer find the music files, as .nomedia would keep the media scanner from adding them to the library.
May
11
comment force close when add contact
I'd first try to delete cache from the affected apps (Settings→Apps, chose the "All" tab, scroll to the app in question, open the entry, tap "delete cache") and see if that helps. A last-resort would be a factory reset, but that would also delete all your apps and data.
May
11
revised force close when add contact
improved spelling and formatting
May
11
revised i have a 7" irulu knightpad tablet cheap china one doednt install apps
improved spelling and formatting
May
11
comment i have a 7" irulu knightpad tablet cheap china one doednt install apps
Welcome to the Android Enthusiasts! First try some punctuation and formatting so your question becomes readable. And while on it, some specs (or a link to a page with specs) of the device might prove helpful. Also, details on the apps: maybe they are simply too big for your device?
May
10
reviewed No Action Needed Is it possible to create a URL link to a website on the home screen?
May
10
comment How can I make an APK backup from an installed and configured XBMC?
That rather looks like some "first-run" flag being stored somewhere, but not "captured" by Titanium. You could try an alternative, e.g. backup/restore via ADB (or using Helium Backup, which does this on the device itself). Maybe results are different with that approach.
May
10
comment Cannot uninstall Viber as my S3 always shuts down
Is your device fully charged – or does it shutdown due to "low battery", maybe? If that's not the cause: Have you tried uninstalling the app via safe-mode?
May
10
revised Cannot uninstall Viber as my S3 always shuts down
improved spelling and formatting
May
10
comment How can I make an APK backup from an installed and configured XBMC?
I don't know how and where XBMC stores stuff. But if Titanium can't do it, there probably is no "automated" way. You might be able to "combine forces" by manually packing the other locations (and restore them before the Titanium-made backup). Have you tried that?
May
10
comment Best rated apps ? Any list of them?
I agree with Lie: sorting on rating alone is insufficient. AppBrain has its own rating system (0..100 points), taking additional criteria into consideration – but I couldn't yet figure out how to sort by that. To my experience, some "low rated" apps are better than many "high rated" in the same category. If you're looking for a hand-picked selection, you're welcome to see my lists – but it's far from being complete, and never will be (currently ~9.000 apps are listed there).
May
10
reviewed Reviewed Lock screen error
May
10
comment Lock screen error
Do you have the possibility to use adb logcat with the device connected to your computer? The output might help to isolate the cause, but this requires "USB Debugging" to be enabled in your device. Apart from that, a factory-reset should be able to fix that – but also would delete all your installed apps and data, so it should be left as kind of "last resort".
May
10
reviewed No Action Needed Bootloop issue with LG G2
May
10
comment How do I make /sdcard link point to external SD Card on Android 4.4.2?
If you've got a single card only (usually that's devices without microSD slot), that's the primary. Well, sorry I couldn't be more helpful – and good luck for your further research! Hopefully, somebody else turns up and provides a better answer.
May
10
reviewed Leave Closed iOS Emulator on Android
May
10
comment How do I make /sdcard link point to external SD Card on Android 4.4.2?
Looks like changing the symlinks does not "fool" the system calls apps use (getExternalFilesDirs() etc). Sad news. But maybe investigating API references on External Storage and its Device Specific Configuration can shed some light and provide helpful hints?
May
10
comment External USB Keyboard to Android (via bluetooth preferably)
Anytime :) You might consider upvoting the answer (if you find it useful). I understand it's not exactly what you're after, so you're unlikely to "accept" it as solution ;)
May
10
comment External USB Keyboard to Android (via bluetooth preferably)
I understood that, but I'm not aware of anything like that existing, sorry. The OTG variant, OTOH, is what's reported to work fine, and also is the intended way of connecting an USB keyboard.