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Dec
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revised Unlock my S4 with a cracked screen?
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Dec
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comment How do I temporarily disable an app when there is no “Disable” option
I'd hoped for more (but couldn't tell for sure, as all my devices are rooted). But so at least it automatically does the very same tasks you'd otherwise had taken manually. If you one day consider rooting, Greenify should do the job better – but even without root, it still seems the best you can achieve.
Dec
1
comment Cyanogenmod 12: How to display calendar events on lock screen?
Did they really remove that feature entirely – or is that only when you've defined a pin/pattern/password lock? cLock ships with CM, so it's a system app I'd think capable (and authorized) to do this. If not, that's an argument against upgrading to me: I've just loved this feature! I thought cLock was CM's lock screen app?
Nov
30
awarded  Notable Question
Nov
30
comment “Google Partner Setup” error message on S4 mini with Cyanogenmod
Should work, yes. Never tried though.
Nov
30
revised “Lucky try” & “Recommended” shortcuts always appear on homescreen, how to remove it?
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Nov
30
comment su fails: “wget: bad address 'static.zhiqupk.com'” and unable to unlock bootloader
@Sasa Fully understood – saw that in your commands, and that's what I've meant: su means "switch user", not "download stuff". If a simple "su" (without any command added to it) does some wget, I call that "malware" – not only it's not the intended behaviour, but a fully unrelated one. That "wget" is a "backpack command", making the "su" binary a Trojan.
Nov
30
awarded  lock-screens
Nov
30
comment su fails: “wget: bad address 'static.zhiqupk.com'” and unable to unlock bootloader
And spyware/malware it definitely is: zhiqupk.com belongs to a Chinese tech company, "Hichina Zhicheng Technology Ltd" (just google that, including the quote marks – results raise suspicion; but they also own e.g. www.mobogenie.com). Why else would a simple su command (w/o params) do a wget from there. // So as Andrew already suggested, getting a clean ROM on it is the best (and only) solution.
Nov
30
comment Amazon Kindle app and Personal Documents on Android emulator
Ah, the rendering. Tell you a secret: if you don't like that (Moony strips quite a lot of CSS and other formattings by default), check the settings for "publisher's preview". That gives you back the "original formatting". Moonies special formatting is good for very small screens; on a 10" tabbi (or PC full screen) that's not really needed ;) // I never liked the Kindle app. Tried it once, it asked me for an Amazon login (and didn't want to do anything without me giving it), so I removed it straight away. I want to read my books. Other people's books are in my physical shelves :)
Nov
30
comment 4Gb Storage: Why can it only use 1.6GB?
Android OS itself probably not. But your manufacturers "special UI" and pre-installed apps need space as well. Some manufacturers are pretty generous in "reserving" even more for possible updates. All that's on a separate partition (yes, your device's storage is partitioned) – see my answer here. 2 GB+ are pretty normal for /system – and then there's also /cache, /boot and /recovery on separate partitions, all "eating" from those 4 GB.
Nov
29
comment 4Gb Storage: Why can it only use 1.6GB?
As you don't tell us where those 4 GB are, I try a good guess: the device was advertized with 4 GB "internal storage". If you buy a computer with e.g. Windows pre-installed, which was advertized with a 250 GB disk drive, would you expect having 250 GB free there? Hint: The OS needs some storage space, too :)
Nov
29
comment Stay connected to specific Wifi which has no internet
Related: How can I stop Lollipop ignoring my wifi network? / Disable Internet access detection of WiFi networks? / Phone uses 3G even when connected to WiFi
Nov
29
revised Stay connected to specific Wifi which has no internet
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Nov
29
comment Amazon Kindle app and Personal Documents on Android emulator
As for your curiosity: closed source and closed environment, they want to keep control – and something "in a VM" prevents that. I'm using Moon+ Reader Pro, which can do that sync part via Dropbox (I don't use the sync stuff, though). Annotations in PDF files even stay in the files themselves, so you can see them in any PDF reader (other formats such as EPUB are managed in an internal database only). Moon+ understands quite many formats, is well maintained and supported – but I doubt it can deal with the kindle's specific AZW files directly, so it indeed might mean to re-annotate.
Nov
29
awarded  Notable Question
Nov
29
comment “Google Partner Setup” error message on S4 mini with Cyanogenmod
Maybe you've picked the wrong GApps. CM 12.1 is, AFAIK, Android 5.1 – so you'd need the GApps for that. You might wish to visit OpenGApps and get your "personalized GApps", matching your Android version.
Nov
29
comment Huge amount of storage taken up by unknown music
Welcome to the Android Enthusiasts! May I ask how small your device's storage is that you're concerned about 116 kilobytes of space? Btw: MusicFX is probably pre-installed (something like an Equalizer, I've seen it on many "fresh" devices/ROMs). Who tells you that's "music files"? 116 kB can't be much more than a few seconds, unless it's Midi files.
Nov
29
comment Can we connect to a Wi-Fi automatically?
No. But neither does it add passwords (for the WiFi AP) to your device. I've also never heard it connects you automatically. If that were possible, it would be the first thing I'd disable – for security reasons. You never know where that would get you in.
Nov
29
comment Can we connect to a Wi-Fi automatically?
Can't we do that? First time you've got to connect manually. Once the connection is stored, your device will always connect to that WiFi automatically whenever it's in reach.