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Jun
9
comment Help understanding Whatsapp's permissions
I'm not sure about that. Yes, there's a separate READ_SMS permission. But I saw apps only requesting RECEIVE_SMS. What sense would that make? My guess is, READ_SMS is for already saved ones ("old" SMS, so to say). If I can "receive" an item, I have full access to it. Not sure about the "pass-on" part. Maybe a dev could shed some light here.
Jun
8
reviewed Reviewed How do I edit contacts in Android 4.4?
Jun
8
revised How do I edit contacts in Android 4.4?
resized images and linked them to the large variants
Jun
8
reviewed No Action Needed Are there specific cases where editing Low Memory Killer minfree parameters is helpful?
Jun
8
reviewed No Action Needed GOOGLE PLAY - APPS show as installed, but device grayed out?
Jun
8
reviewed No Action Needed What are the advantages of Android apps being single threaded?
Jun
8
reviewed No Action Needed WhatsApp: Same Cell Number + New ROM => New WhatsApp Account?i?
Jun
8
comment Will encryption encrypt my “internal sdcard” (personal data)?
Several "names" are not ideal choices (which can be seen by the confusion they cause). "Internal SDCard" reflects that, when it first came up, it indeed was something like a "built-in SDCard", though an "emulated one": eMMC stands for "emulated MultiMediaCard". // "If it gives that option, one should assume the option does what it suggests". What sounds natural, is not always granted :)
Jun
8
comment Will encryption encrypt my “internal sdcard” (personal data)?
There might be circumstances where one wants to ensure something's excluded from encryption. It might well be that's the idea behind this question. In any case, it's good to know in advance what will be affected, as "the way back" might be hard.
Jun
8
reviewed Reviewed Disable USB charging
Jun
8
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Bluetooth dongle support for Ubislate 9ci tablet
Jun
8
comment How to transfer files to PC with damaged touchscreen
As this question is not asked for the first time, you might wish to check our other answered "broken screen" questions to see if any of its solutions works for you.
Jun
8
answered Help understanding Whatsapp's permissions
Jun
8
comment SD card suddenly damaged
So my guess was right at this point (so far). Don't forget to report back when you think you can tell the difference; might prove helpful to other Xperia C users :)
Jun
8
comment SD card suddenly damaged
Are both cards (old and new) from the same brand, and maybe even the same size? There are incompatibilities reported here and there, so you might want to try a different brand. You could check with some Xperia specialized forums to see what combinations others used successfully, and if maybe somebody else experienced the same trouble with your combination.
Jun
8
comment Will encryption encrypt my “internal sdcard” (personal data)?
Done. Please also pay attention to the last paragraph: with that FUSE approach, your "internal SDCard" might simply be part of "internal storage" (the mount-point seems to speak for this). I'm not sure of the consequences concerning encryption, but would assume it gets encrypted along this way.
Jun
8
answered Will encryption encrypt my “internal sdcard” (personal data)?
Jun
7
comment Samsung Galaxy S4: Get files from broken & locked screen
I've just added the locked-out tag to your question. Please follow up to its tag-wiki, and especially to Can not unlock my Android device as have no internet connection? as for the unlock part. For the file retrieval, do the same for the data-recovery tag-wiki.
Jun
7
revised Samsung Galaxy S4: Get files from broken & locked screen
edited tags
Jun
6
comment Problems with wifi connection
Is switching to the 5 GHz band an option? I just checked here, and have the entire band to me alone – while everybody else and his little sister is occupying all channels on 2.4 GHz :) Unfortunately, not all devices support it.