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  • Android Activist since 2010
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Jun
3
comment Cannot connect to the real [website.com]
Sorry, no offense meant! I should take more care for my phrasing... For references, you might check these posts, by the way.
Jun
3
comment Nexus 5 “Ok Google” voice output in a non-English US language
You doubt that...so yes? So what, yes or no? :) And could you please explain what that has to do with a proxy? To my knowledge, that's just bound to the system language, not to the location.
Jun
3
comment Cannot connect to the real [website.com]
It's not "Google.com and other websites" refusing requests from, but your device refusing to connect TO: it cannot find a valid SSL certificate, as their validity dates are not matching your device date/time. So it assumes security is not granted, and refuses to connect to those "insecure sites".
Jun
3
comment conect to external display
Also see: Control Android with broken screen from PC / Broken Screen + Using adb shell to run vnc server, and other related questions.
Jun
3
answered Android default settings restore without losing data
Jun
3
comment Is there a way to eliminate Google Play Books / Newsstand?
If you go to Settings→Apps, select the "All" tab, scroll to the apps in question, and open their entry: Does it have a button to disable them? If not, it might be labeled "uninstall updates", and should be renamed "Disable" after you did that. With some luck, it's not grayed out then, here's the "push sequence": "Delete Cache", "Clear Data", "Disable". Done. If it is grayed out, all that's left is root and some "Bloatware remover", as indicated by Lucas' answer.
Jun
3
comment How can I make direct phone-to-phone VoIP calls without Internet (on LAN or Wi-Fi)?
Thank you very much for the update! Yes, now it perfectly makes sense :)
Jun
3
comment unable to connect i9100 in cwm recovery mode
Glad to read you've managed to solve the issue! To indicate it's solved, mind to "accept" the answer by ticking the check-mark next to it? Only the OP (you) can do that :)
Jun
3
comment unable to connect i9100 in cwm recovery mode
The device does not show "mounted" with ADB. You can see whether it is connected using adb devices. You can explore it via adb shell at the command line. For details on that, please see our adb tag-wiki and command-line tag-wiki – a complete excurse on command-line usage and ADB would be a bit out of scope here, but those wikis hold some first-aid and links to further information.
Jun
3
revised My Nexus 4 shutdown randomly?
integrated facts from the comments
Jun
3
comment Bricked phone due to cut-pasting of apk files
I've not tried that, and different stock recoveries deal differently with that, but it's worth a try: Boot into recovery, then adb shell to the device, make yourself root (su), and see if you can access both places (SDCard and /system). If so, try mounting /system read-write, and then cp the packages back to /system/apps (e.g. cp /sdcard/folder/*.apk /system/apps if you moved them to /sdcard/folder before).
Jun
3
asked Does Google Backup “phone home” even when disabled?
Jun
3
answered unable to connect i9100 in cwm recovery mode
Jun
3
reviewed No Action Needed unable to connect i9100 in cwm recovery mode
Jun
3
reviewed Reviewed how do I move images from one album to another
Jun
3
revised how do I move images from one album to another
edited tags
Jun
3
reviewed No Action Needed Restrict background data not working on android 4.2.2
Jun
3
reviewed Reviewed Equivalent of CTRL + C (break) in android console
Jun
3
comment Equivalent of CTRL + C (break) in android console
Why not? Because you've got no "Control" key on the standard keyboard? There are several 3rd party keyboards which have it, e.g. Hackers Keyboard. You could try one of those for these specific cases.
Jun
3
reviewed Reviewed Can I send messages via Facebook App without installing Facebook Messenger?