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Me:

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

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Dec
17
revised How can I hide the Status/Notification Bar on Android 4.4?
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Dec
17
comment Steps Necessary To Update A Custom Rom To Its latest Version?
Not only recently. But that's a completely different topic (so if you've got questions towards that, please don't ask them in this post here, but use a new / check a different one :)
Dec
17
comment Steps Necessary To Update A Custom Rom To Its latest Version?
Depends on the update. If it's a full ROM, yes. If it's a "patch update", probably not. Easy to find out: If they're missing, you need to install them :) And as RossC wrote: BACKUPS!!! You have no ideas how many cases pop up here (and on other places) from people having forgotten those. Being "a pain" is an understatement! Though with flashing, troubles are rare, it never hurts to have a cold beer in the fridge :)
Dec
17
comment Steps Necessary To Update A Custom Rom To Its latest Version?
That's correct. At least, that way it works for all ROMs (and of course some of the initial steps might be skipped; e.g. you won't need to re-install a custom recovery). Some ROMs might provide "patch updates", but again, they are mostly installed the same way.
Dec
17
reviewed No Action Needed Cannot send or receive SMS on Galaxy Young Duos, someone help?
Dec
17
comment Reminder To Call
Update: I just got feedback from the Business Tasks devs. The "number linker" is already on their todo list, and should be part of a future update (no timeline yet).
Dec
17
reviewed Leave Open Call live wallpaper settings from home screen in android 4+?
Dec
17
comment Instead of 5 GB storage shows 2.42 GB .
Full ack to that: manufacturers should be more transparent. But big numbers are better sellers, obviously. To create a precendence, some thousand users should buy such a device and then return it as "not matching the advertised specs", after having used the devices for a few days. This way they cannot re-sell the devices as "new". I'm afraid they only learn when it hurts them :( </rant>
Dec
17
comment Is there a way to selectively sync photos?
Thanks for your feedback, yannbane! On that condition, please see my answer I've just posted. For a full list of supported cloud services, just follow the link to the app's description. I'm pretty happy with the full version, using it for quite a while now.
Dec
17
answered Is there a way to selectively sync photos?
Dec
17
reviewed Leave Open Enable autoplay HTML5 video in chrome
Dec
17
comment Enable autoplay HTML5 video in chrome
To close voters: this question seems legit. Though it's the dev asking, the question itself is not about development, but about browser/system settings, and thus of interest to "normal users" as well (as long as Peter is not asking about doing this from his app in a programatical way, of course).
Dec
17
reviewed Reviewed Android System [UID] 1000 Root Permission Request
Dec
17
revised Android System [UID] 1000 Root Permission Request
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Dec
17
comment Android System [UID] 1000 Root Permission Request
Welcome to the Android Enthusiasts! 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. I did that for you; however, you might want to check if the version information you gave is correct. The problem described was, according to the XDA post, solved with v2.4.1 of the Wanam module (so SuperUser should no longer be triggered by this with a more recent version). Good find, though :) Thanks!
Dec
17
reviewed No Action Needed Call live wallpaper settings from home screen in android 4+?
Dec
17
revised Instead of 5 GB storage shows 2.42 GB .
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Dec
17
answered Instead of 5 GB storage shows 2.42 GB .
Dec
17
reviewed No Action Needed Is iris really this useless or am I doing it wrong?
Dec
17
reviewed Reviewed downloaded books from google play on wrong account on my nexus 7