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Me:

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

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Jan
1
comment Installing Play Store for SM-N9006
@dotVezz for which devices is this not true? GApps require root to be installed (package installer must be installed as system app, or it cannot be used). GApps come as update.zip to be flashed via recovery, which requires a custom recovery on most devices (signature check). There might be some exceptions to the latter, but not to the former.
Jan
1
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Samsung Galaxy S stuck at bootloop
Jan
1
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How can I disable auto-updating of Market apps?
Jan
1
reviewed Approve suggested edit on I keep getting error code 919, but I'm on my own network
Jan
1
comment Android images backup to the Cloud
Agreed, to my knowledge that's true. But FolderSync also gives you more flexibility than DropSync (e.g. scheduled syncs, Tasker support, and more). // Please don't forget to come back and accept the solution chosen by clicking the checkmark next to the corresponding answer :)
Jan
1
awarded  Steward
Jan
1
reviewed No Action Needed Android Mini PC RK3188 Keyboard Options
Jan
1
revised Black line when moving app for other home screen (Default Nexus)
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Jan
1
comment Localising android menus
Have you checked the other questions linked behind the one mentioned, especially Can I install additional languages on Android? I never had the need for. So a dedicated answer, I must leave for someone else to provide :) Good luck!
Jan
1
comment Localising android menus
What exactly do you mean by "system menu" – the ones in Settings? That should be the locale. I didn't yet play with it, but to me that looks like you're after the first question I've linked above: if all apps are using the correct language, the system is configured such. If it is, but does not use it, the corresponding language is not installed in the system.
Jan
1
reviewed Reviewed How do I factory reset my HTC Desire?
Jan
1
comment How do I factory reset my HTC Desire?
That neither factory-resets the device, nor does it disable the lock. Could you please elaborate a little more what exactly it should solve?
Jan
1
comment Localising android menus
Do you want to know How do I add a new language? Or rather change the locale of your device? If none of the two, please check our other "languages" questions, and maybe edit your question to point out what exactly you need.
Dec
31
comment How to prepare myself & smartphone/tablet in the event it goes missing or is stolen?
@Krampus Location might be one of the culprits. But there are different "unlucky combinations". Here in Germany, we were forced initially to using @googlemail.com addresses for our Google accounts, which ADM seems unable to deal with (which I think is the issue with my devices). But there are more culprits around. And I simply feel it not worth to swtich to @gmail.com, do a factory-reset, and some other ugly things on ALL my devices including (partly) the PC. Ya know, never change a running system :)
Dec
31
comment Android images backup to the Cloud
OK, done so. Thought it rather an addition to your answer, but it also can do "stand-alone" :)
Dec
31
answered Android images backup to the Cloud
Dec
31
comment how to run binary on non-rooted android phone?
Well, it might be a bit difficult to create a little shell script wrapper :) OK, so a little more detailed: echo "./hello" > hey && sh hey will do. IOW: first create a shell script that does nothing but execute the binary, and then let sh run that shell script. Sorry, thought that was clear – obviously I was a little cryptic ;)
Dec
31
comment how to run binary on non-rooted android phone?
Try sh hello while in the same directory as your executable. That even works on SDcard.
Dec
31
revised After upgrading the preview of text messages on my lockscreen feature disappeared
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Dec
31
comment Trying to root Galaxy SIII Mini (Canadian) SM-G730W8 for additional language support
You might wish to take a look at How do I add a new language? Also check the "linked questions" section there for more details.