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

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Jul
18
comment Quickly turn on / off lock screen?
Might that depend on Android version? Works fine for me (on my 2.3 & 4.0 devices; I've got that in my "nightstand" task: when placed in the docking station, it shouldn't show the lock screen but my nightstand, so it needs to "disable keyguard"). As Google/AOSP tends to remove features like this (just think of "apps no longer allowed to trigger airplane mode"), I could imagine that being the cause. You could try whether the Secure Settings Plugin helps here (as it might be device-dependent instead).
Jul
18
awarded  file-system
Jul
17
comment Dual epub reader
Glad I was able to help! For some more background on F-Droid (and some other markets), you might wish to read my article here (F-Droid and Aptoide have some apps which are not on Play; the article discusses their security measures, quite impressive). For this specific app, I already had some contact with the devs, which are quite responsive (it was a students project, the Profs answered me when I informed them of the "package name trouble" mentioned above).
Jul
17
comment Dual epub reader
Thanks a lot for your updates! I've asked for "the move", so let's see whether it's done.
Jul
17
comment Dual epub reader
Marc, if you wish to have your question moved to Software Recommendations, I've just got "green lights" from a mod over there (we'd need to apply some cosmetics to your question then, though). Up to you now to give it a go (or not).
Jul
17
wiki created smart-tv description
Jul
17
wiki created smart-tv excerpt
Jul
17
comment What is the zygote process still doing in Android L?
Thanks, so at least my "basic understanding" was correct (I'm aware "application server" is not accurate, but easier to understand by a "normal user" – so let's make it "application service", to bring it further on the OS side ;)
Jul
17
reviewed No Action Needed Is it possible to change mount points of internal storage?
Jul
17
reviewed Reviewed Is It Possible To Change the Read-Only File System In Android With Out Root?
Jul
17
comment Is It Possible To Change the Read-Only File System In Android With Out Root?
Unlikely, as mounting is a system task. True, there's that MOUNT_UNMOUNT_FILESYSTEMS permission, but AFAIK that's only applied to external storage devices (a dev might know better).
Jul
17
reviewed No Action Needed Samsung Apps not working
Jul
17
reviewed No Action Needed Find downloaded video files via coursera app
Jul
17
reviewed No Action Needed Samsung to PC Cut and Paste Video Lost on PTP transfer
Jul
17
reviewed Reviewed How to change the home dock icons on TouchWiz?
Jul
17
comment How to change the home dock icons on TouchWiz?
Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. Otherwise, your answer becomes useless in case the link dies. For further hints, please see: How do I write a good answer.
Jul
17
reviewed Reviewed Where to change country information at Samsung App Store?
Jul
17
comment Where to change country information at Samsung App Store?
Welcome to the Android Enthusiasts! Guess you've missed some points concerning this question. You still can can e.g. use a proxy abroad to make your device appear "elsewhere than you are". Apart from that, 2 different answers point out how to change the country within the app, one of them was accepted as solution. Did anything change? Does the solution no longer work? And who asked about "Google Play" here, and what has that to do with Samsung App Store?
Jul
17
reviewed Reviewed how to clear RAM on the click on a button?
Jul
17
comment how to clear RAM on the click on a button?
You've already (and correctly) used the ram tag. Please, take a look into its tag-wiki, and check its notes. Especially follow up to Are there guidelines on how much free RAM a phone should have?. Important Mantra: "Free RAM is a wasted resource". Repeat at least 10 times before breakfast for the next 3 month (feel free to continue longer) :)