42,644 reputation
1881281
bio website
location Munich, Germany
age
visits member for 2 years, 4 months
seen 3 hours ago

Me:

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

My devices:

My SE tools:


Jul
24
comment How move applications from built-in memory to SD-card without root access?
The tag-wikis themselves give outlines, and in the case of app2sd explain the basic ideas. Have you checked e.g. the questions tagged app2sd for possible non-root solutions? I know they do exist, question is just which of them works with your device. See e.g. this answer (newer syntax), Move App to SD in Jelly Bean.
Jul
24
awarded  Booster
Jul
24
comment Why do I see adverts after closing WhatsApp?
You could check with e.g. Appbrain Ad Detector what apps have ad modules built-in. It's most likely safe to ignore "Admob" here, but things like "Leadbot" and the likes might do such. To further narrow down possible candidates, think which you might have installed about the time te described phenomenon started.
Jul
24
comment How move applications from built-in memory to SD-card without root access?
I've just added two tags to your questions. Please check the insufficient-memory tag-wiki plus the app2sd tag-wiki, they hold the information you need to get started on this. Then please return and answer your own question if solved, or edit it and describe what you've tried and were you're stuck. Thanks!
Jul
24
revised How move applications from built-in memory to SD-card without root access?
edited tags
Jul
24
comment Why is the play store displaying same app twice under the My apps section
I've just read about a similar case; there uninstalling and re-installing solved the issue.
Jul
24
revised Why is the play store displaying same app twice under the My apps section
image resized (and linked)
Jul
24
comment Can I use side buttons of my phone to turn (by holding) next/prev track without root?
Our default answer to ~50% of the questions might fit that: tasker has music control and can play with (some) buttons. Not sure about volume controls, but "there might be an addon for that" ;) (plenty of Tasker addons available).
Jul
23
comment Backup data in recovery mode of LG
Custom recovery? Then the last thing I can come up with is a Nandroid backup (single items can be extracted from that lateron). Stock recovery? No idea left at all. Sorry.
Jul
23
comment Backup data in recovery mode of LG
Yuck. Was afraid of something like that. OK, next variant: Backup and restore Android Settings and Application through ADB (I love our tag-wikis: take a look at the backup tag-wiki, I should have done that earlier ;)
Jul
23
comment Backup data in recovery mode of LG
OK, before I make it a full-fledged answer with some more details, could you try running adb backup -f dummy.ab -noapk com.foobar (replacing com.foobar with the package name of an app you know is installed on the device)? That should backup the apps data. I never tried that from recovery, hence you've got to do that :)
Jul
23
comment Android tablet not auto-updating applications
Could it be you disabled notifications for the playstore app? But that wouldn't explain the very same device working at home. I'm not sure how exactly it works, but it might well be for "passive notifications" (without the user triggering anything by e.g. opening the app), a separate specific port is being used (which might be blocked in the "corporate firewall").
Jul
23
comment Understanding the android boot
OK, but everything from your question going beyond that is rather off-topic here: this site is for end users and their issues with Android, not for development related issues (altering the RAM-disk and creating custom ROMs definitely belongs to the latter, per our definition). These things are much better discussed at sites like XDA, or other specialized developer forums. See also: Where can I ask questions that aren't Android Enthusiast questions? Good luck!
Jul
23
comment Android tablet not auto-updating applications
I didn't mean to manually check, but whether it retrieves update information automatically. What I'm after is possibly ruling out (or not) your company network blocking the port required by GCM (Google Cloud Messaging) to retrieve incoming information. To cross-check (and rule out it's that specific device/installation): Taking that tablet to your home network, does it work then there?
Jul
23
comment Android tablet not auto-updating applications
Can you update manually? Do you get update notifications?
Jul
23
comment Understanding the android boot
Following up to the boot tag-wiki, you will find your answer here: Can somebody explain the boot process of an Android device?
Jul
23
comment Preventing certain WAKELOCKS (NlpCollectorWakeLock, NlpWakeLock) with shell? (e.g. pm command)
Not sure if you're in the right tracks with your attempt. Apps aquire wakelocks for a reason (well, at least that's the idea behind). Trouble is not them aquiring them, but those wakelocks sometimes not being released – which you cannot overcome by that. Your outcome would more likely be several apps/services stopping to work correctly, acting erraneously, or causing other errors.
Jul
23
comment Root android lg ms690 version 2.2.1
@bmdixon Ooops? In that case you're correct, but rather should link to that question with your VTC :) Found no "real proof", but GSMArena lists the M+ as "MS-695", which is a good indicator. // EVA: Can you confirm your device being the "Optimus M"?
Jul
23
comment Root android lg ms690 version 2.2.1
towelroot by geohot claims to root pretty any version of Android. I didn't try it myself, but it's worth a try. Please report back when tried whether it was successful, so I make it an answer ;)
Jul
23
revised How do I root my Android device?
added 61 characters in body