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Feb
25
comment Storage space is getting low - service has been disabled
I don't think your mail provider can do anything here (unless you are talking about your mail storage at his site, in which case we cannot do anything). Assuming you're talking about an Android alert, I've added the corresponding tag to your question: please take a look at our insufficient-memory tag-wiki for some first aid. Then come back and edit your question with what you've tried and where you're stuck – or go ahaid answering it if you've been able to solve your issue. Thanks!
Feb
25
revised Storage space is getting low - service has been disabled
edited tags
Feb
24
revised How to extend the timespan of Google's calendar widget?
links added
Feb
24
comment Wiped data, flashed rom, restored data and phone not turns on, keeps restart
How did you backup data? What app where you using for that? Please edit that into your question (and also include your last comment there, which you then can delete).
Feb
24
revised How do I REALLY sync ALL contacts to a new phone
integrated facts from comments
Feb
24
comment How do I REALLY sync ALL contacts to a new phone
While I agree to the latter (move-option), I'm glad the former does not exist. People may have specific reasons they prefer to have some data not synced with Google. // Thanks for the storage-full hint, btw. Integrated that with my answer.
Feb
24
comment Over cellular, get shell on USB-connected PC?
Via usb-tethering possibly?
Feb
24
revised LUKS Manager mounts directories as root on CyanogenMod 10.2
edited tags
Feb
24
reviewed Close Galaxy s2 data retrieval
Feb
24
reviewed Close How can I scan barcodes on webpages in Firefox for Android?
Feb
24
comment samsung galaxy s i9000 rooted not installing clockworkmod
Some more details might be helpful to figure out what might have gone wrong. How did you install CWM? Can you describe that step-by-step?
Feb
24
revised samsung galaxy s i9000 rooted not installing clockworkmod
edited tags
Feb
24
comment Samsung Galaxy S2 SGH-S959G Android version 2.3 in boot loop
I'm afraid that only leaves taking it to service. If a factory-reset doesn't resolve it, and no SDCard is involved (if you have one put in, try booting without it), there's not much left a "normal user" is supposed to do.
Feb
24
comment Sync saved wifi passwords from defected mobile
See e.g. Broken Screen + Using adb shell to run vnc server / Control Android with broken screen from PC / What can I do with an Nexus One with a broken LCD? / Broken screen while debug mode was disabled. How can I re-enable adb?
Feb
24
comment How do you remove pre-installed apps on a rooted phone?
BEWARE: Before you go to remove apps you think might be safe to remove, always try freezing them first (to see if they're really "not essential"). Next, always make a backup of them with TiBu (as removing is still "stronger" than just freezing), so Justin Case has something to restore from. Got enough requests on "accidentally removed... where can I get...".
Feb
24
comment Android Tablet Stuck at Boot Screen
It might help to hard-reset it by "poking" something like a needle into the "reset-hole" for a couple of seconds (this is the same as removing the battery, if you could do that).
Feb
24
comment How Can I Root My GS4 Without Bricking It Again
Welcome to Android Enthusiasts! You might want to start with our rooting tag-wiki, followed by our rooting index: Galaxy S4 SCH-I545 / Galaxy S4 (Verizon, Android 4.3) / Galaxy S4 Mini
Feb
24
comment How to recover data via adb?
When installing a different ROM, not wiping can lead to trouble – like you experience now. Did you create a backup before flashing? Hopefully even Nandroid? In that case, the best approach would be restoring that, then do your adb backup (excluding system stuff!), and after a clean wipe/flash you can restore your apps and data from it. For "system data" (contacts, calendars, APNs, etc) you will have to take care separately. Please also check our backup tag-wiki.
Feb
24
comment Create Backup Image for my Nexus 5 without root?
That put aside: you cannot create a file system image (ISO or whatever) without root. This seems to be an XY problem. Instead of trying to get your supposed solution working: Mind telling us about the issue behind it? Though the question is put on hold, you can always edit it, and it can be re-opened if the "closing reason" is no longer valid.
Feb
24
comment How to recover data via adb?
Problem is, even with adb backup, you need to at least tap one button on the device to confirm – a security measure, so a "data thief" cannot simply "dump" your stuff. // What do you mean by "opening"? Does it hang in a boot-loop, or does it reboot when you unlock the screen?