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

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Sep
2
reviewed Reviewed Want to know free ram available on new Galaxy S Duos 2
Sep
2
comment Want to know free ram available on new Galaxy S Duos 2
You might also wish to take a look in our ram tag-wiki for explanations – which e.g. brings you to: Are there guidelines on how much free RAM a phone should have?
Sep
2
reviewed No Action Needed ADB constantly disconnects, shows device offline
Sep
2
reviewed Reviewed How can I fix this “No such file or directory” error starting an AVD on 64-bit Linux?
Sep
2
comment How can I fix this “No such file or directory” error starting an AVD on 64-bit Linux?
Have you checked file permissions? Could be though the file is there, the VM is lacking permissions to access it.
Sep
2
reviewed Reviewed How to uninstall android lost app
Sep
2
comment Recover Android profile?
If you don't specify the apps explicitely, it will be a "full backup". On restore, it will be an all-or-nothing then (so you might be back with the very same situation) – in which case you could check with Partial adb restore then (maybe after a factory-reset, if necessary).
Sep
2
comment How to uninstall android lost app
From the apps playstore page: If you have trouble uninstalling, please read the FAQ - there are several one-click solutions! Have you checked that?
Sep
2
comment Recover Android profile?
That's no hindrance (if you refer to the "non-rooted" part, which just means "no root required" – not "non-working with root ;) You can use adb backup selectively even. Only precondition: USB Debugging must be enabled on the device...
Sep
2
comment Recover Android profile?
Worth a look in this context: Full Backup of non-rooted devices together with Partial adb restore, also Backup and restore Android Settings and Application through ADB and our backup tag-wiki in general ;)
Sep
2
comment Launcher crashes when unlocking my x touch tablet
A "generic approach" to that kind of trouble is to boot into recovery, and "wipe cache" (no data loss, it's just "temp files"). Sometimes things get messed up there, so cleaning cache solves it. Have you tried that? Did it help?
Sep
1
revised Missing “move to SD” on HTC Desire 310
edited tags
Sep
1
comment How do I install Play Store on my HCL Me tablet?
A look into our fine google-play-store tag-wiki will answer your question, pointing e.g. to How can I install the Google Apps Package (Play Store, …) on my Android device?.
Sep
1
comment I'm seeing duplicated images and videos on Gallery
@Boris_yo "constantly reoccuring" after having applied above "fix"? And with exactly the described locations? Then the only explanation I could offer is a buggy media scanner. No idea how to fix that (apart from a software-update, if available, which might fix it).
Sep
1
awarded  Announcer
Sep
1
comment Play Store not installed error
That's not even a factory-reset (but a hard-reset only) – but glad it worked out! For your storage issues, start with our insufficient-memory tag-wiki ;)
Sep
1
comment Install Android-x86 in Virtualbox VM, then root it
Sure, if /system is read-only. On install you can decide to have it read/write by default (which is what I did), makes things easier. You can also mount -o remount,rw /system to make it writeable. You might also wish to check first whether Superuser.apk does already exist, before you try installing it (I don't remember if I needed to install it or if it already was there).
Sep
1
awarded  Notable Question
Sep
1
awarded  Announcer
Aug
31
comment Install Android-x86 in Virtualbox VM, then root it
I've got 4.0 (ICS) running in a VM. It has /system/xbin/su as well as /system/app/Superuser.apk, the latter being for the apps part. Never checked 4.4, but doesn't it have these as well?