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

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Sep
8
comment How to configure Dropbox to ONLY upload camera pictures, and NOT download all folders in the cloud?
@ashwinkumar he's explicitely asking how to NOT sync anything but camera uploads, i.e. limit sync to specified directories (here: camera). Which is what FolderSync provides.
Sep
8
comment Removing all google data except the play store
I was expecting that – but not at that degree. 4d battery time was what I imagined (due to "low use" from my end). 5 days I didn't dream of – but that's what I've got :)
Sep
8
comment Is it possible to change Android font in all apps?
I didn't write "copy-paste all", but include the essential parts, i.e. an abstract. Shouldn't be too hard for the second one, e.g.: "You can use the Xposed module PerAppFonts-with-link as described in {link-to-addictive}". Should the addictive page disappear, that leaves at least the link to PerAppsFonts (if that disappears, the solution is gone anyway ;)
Sep
7
awarded  Announcer
Sep
7
comment Removing all google data except the play store
As someone asked (but removed that comment): Here's the preliminary report: Android without Google 6: Self-Experiment
Sep
6
comment When rooting a device are there any downsides?
Have you checked our rooting tag-wiki? The relevant questions are linked from there, e.g. Are there any risks to rooting a device? / What are the security disadvantages of rooting an Android phone? Also see our root tag-wiki for further details.
Sep
5
awarded  Announcer
Sep
5
comment Change MCC and MNC in the APN settings
MCC (country code) and MNC (network carrier) are bound to that APN (and maybe to your SIM as well), so changing wouldn't help you much as there wouldn't be a match. What you need is the APN definition of the carrier you're currently using in Germany. Beware roaming costs.
Sep
5
comment Disable Location History in Android
You're welcome, @HasH_BrowN (missed you in chat, btw ;) You might be interested in my summary below as well then :D
Sep
5
answered Disable Location History in Android
Sep
5
comment Disable Location History in Android
Which is why I'm speaking of a completely open source ROM using open source apps only. No chance to control proprietary stuff. Guess that's also the idea behind Replicant.
Sep
5
reviewed Close A stock rom for Samsung Captivate?
Sep
5
reviewed Reviewed What is the mysterious “CDC Serial” device and why do I needed it?
Sep
5
reviewed Reopen How can I add more system apps to a custom ROM?
Sep
5
reviewed Reviewed How can I disable the front status LED when charging my device?
Sep
5
revised How can I disable the front status LED when charging my device?
added 24 characters in body
Sep
5
comment Galaxy Note II slow due to lack of memory?
Additionally, clearing RAM and doing round-house-kicks with a task killer often slows down the device even further – as killed apps do auto-restart, and have to load all their data back to RAM. Result: More I/O, faster battery-drain – and no relief. Task-killers are for getting rid of hanging/havocing processes, not for "cleaning" RAM.
Sep
5
reviewed Reviewed Accidentally remote-locked my device, now I get a black screen only
Sep
5
revised Accidentally remote-locked my device, now I get a black screen only
fixed spelling and improved formatting, fixed tags
Sep
5
answered Accidentally remote-locked my device, now I get a black screen only