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Me:

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

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Mar
3
comment Samsung X-Cover USB Debugging not turning on
You forgot to disconnect and re-connect the device? Correct order: 1) disconnect the cable, 2) enable USB-Debugging, 3) re-connect.
Mar
3
comment Recovering internal memory on SGS2 (CWM, not root, boot to recovery only)
You should be able to access the directory where your backups have been placed by CWM, and copy those few files to your external SDCard. For details on the backup format, please refer to our nandroid tag-wiki. There are possibilities to look into those backups from your PC, or do a partially restore (the latter on rooted devices only).
Mar
3
revised How to Re install Android 4.2.2 on Samsung galaxy grand
fixed spelling and improved formatting, fixed tags
Mar
3
comment Moving sdcard to ExtSdCard
I don't have 4.4 on any of my devices (and I don't want to). But I'm afraid that would again install anything on internal ("primary storage"). Maybe this is helpful: Installing to SDCard by default? If your device is rooted, you might also wish to check our link2sd tag-wiki.
Mar
2
comment Manually add UID to a system group
I doubt you want to do that: I've checked on a backup of my old test device (Motorola Droid²), stock Android 2.2 – and my LG Optimus 4X, stock 4.0.3. Both have it in /system/xbin, at least the latter as links to /system/xbin/busybox.
Mar
2
awarded  4.0-ice-cream-sandwich
Mar
2
comment Manually add UID to a system group
@t0mm13b Sure it does. But the question implied that – or do you know of any way to fulfill that request without root? If so, please report it as security issue to AOSP :)
Mar
1
answered Manually add UID to a system group
Mar
1
comment Using ADB with usb debugging disabled, and no root
Sorry to read that it didn't help. But we might have some other pointers: have you checked the section of "related" questions next to your device, e.g. on how to possibly get USB debugging activated again? Some devices also have it activated by default in recovery-mode.
Mar
1
revised mm-qcamera-daemon causing massive battery drain
added 46 characters in body
Mar
1
awarded  Revival
Mar
1
awarded  Good Answer
Feb
28
comment How to stop Android assuming all wi-fi connections give internet access
See the link above. Short explanation: Your device just sees the hotspot. How should it decide whether to accept it or not, based on which servers are reachable? If any server is available, that might be valid – as you might have credentials for those "protected hotspots" as well.
Feb
28
comment Samsung S2 locked due to many attempts - How can I recover photos
Maybe you should start with our locked-out tag-wiki, and follow up to Can not unlock my Android device as have no internet connection? That might help you to get full access to your device again.
Feb
28
comment System App Permissions
Though, the answerer should have provided some more details – at least a short reasoning why it's not possible. Short is one thing, too short another (which is why it turned up in the review queue as "low quality", by the way).
Feb
28
comment System App Permissions
OK, so I'll leave at this point. OP should test if it works for him, and then accept whichever of the two answers proved correct.
Feb
28
answered Memory management of Android devices
Feb
28
revised Memory management of Android devices
improved spelling and formatting
Feb
28
revised Call log is not showing in my mobile?
improved spelling and formatting
Feb
28
comment System App Permissions
Yuck. So it seems the entire question is rather XY. What are we talking about? What is really needed? Why does it need to be "a system app with root access"? Maybe I rather delete my answer straight away?