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

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May
10
reviewed No Action Needed How to restart an Android device?
May
10
answered External USB Keyboard to Android (via bluetooth preferably)
May
10
answered Can I Flash Nexus Factory Image to any Tablet?
May
10
revised upgrade One Touch 983
improved spelling and formatting
May
10
answered How do I make /sdcard link point to external SD Card on Android 4.4.2?
May
10
comment Galaxy S3: “/sdcard/Sounds” folder appears empty in Windows 7
I don't know what's going on causing your issue, but may have a work-around to offer: you could still pull the files from the device using ADB tools (and there are even graphical file managers available). Another option might be using "helpers" like Airdroid, which let you manage your files via WiFi remotely from your PC. If you're interested in details on the one or other, let me know, and I'll make it an answer.
May
10
comment iOS Emulator on Android
I'd say if Chipset adds the details to this answer, your real issue should be solved nevertheless? And if he doesn't, wouldn't that rather be the question to ask: "How to upload screenshots to 'my Story' in Snapchat?"
May
9
reviewed Reviewed Notification Symbol meaning in Jellybean
May
9
comment Notification Symbol meaning in Jellybean
I remember a similar question was asked here a while ago (Can someone identify this icon (looks like a ear) in the notification bar?). Not sure about the T, but the symbol it's connected to is an ear (not with a cigarette behind, no), standing for some accessibility aid (hearing impaired?). I cannot say for sure, but tend to assume it's not application based (but provided by the system itself). Though an app could create a similar looking notification, admitted.
May
9
answered Find bluetooth version on Galaxy S3 running 4.3
May
9
reviewed No Action Needed Slate 21 crashes with Firefox or Chrome
May
9
reviewed Reviewed HTC One X soft keys not working for 4hours now
May
9
comment HTC One X soft keys not working for 4hours now
Why? What's that doing? How does it help solving the issue? Mind to include some more details?
May
9
comment Samsung Galaxy Note 3 won't sync with google play
Wait. If you can sync with Google (or at least have the corresponding settings), Google Apps are installed. That includes the Google Play Store app. According to the contracts ("MADA", Mobile Application Distribution Agreements), manufacturers must either install all GApps, or none. Did you a) cook your own ROM, b) installed some custom ROM, or c) played with "root powers" and deleted stuff? I cannot think of a d) option at the moment, but admit I might have missed something.
May
9
comment Error 504 when downloading apps from Play Store?
While it's correct that 504 stands for "Gateway Timeout", that's an error on the server's end. Can you elaborate a little how re-connecting the network on the devices end should help solving it? Don't get me wrong, you might have a point here. But a few more details might help to understand why.
May
9
comment My nandroid backups are around 2gb, I'm told it shouldn't be this big
@DanHulme I always keep my backups on the device (external SDCard), additionally to syncing them to my PC. That gives me the option to restore stuff even with the device alone. OP didn't state to keep those backups on phone alone :)
May
9
comment How to delete the entered number during call
I'm not in a call currently, so I cannot check: but could it be you can long-press the input (to mark it) and the "cut" it to the clipboard? Worth a try at least. // Apart from that: how are you supposed to "execute" a service-code while in a call? I'm not sure that would even work.
May
9
reviewed Reviewed How can I physically remove the internal memory device from my Samsung Galaxy S2?
May
9
comment How can I physically remove the internal memory device from my Samsung Galaxy S2?
Not only then. If the firewall/proxy blocks it, it makes no sense either.
May
9
comment App showing wrong location
Some related questions might prove helpful here: Google Maps Location History is showing an incorrect location / Maps location out by 12,742km - the other side of the world (check the comments here) / Location History Accuracy? / Google location history wildly inaccurate (no answer, but to show your husband that such things happen not only to you)