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  • Android Activist since 2010
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14h
comment Applications installed get deleted after connecting USB to PC
Why should that cause things to get deleted? If the medium is encrypted, they either could not have been written in the first place – or would be available again after the USB connection is stopped.
15h
comment Accessing Internal Memory on Galaxy S4
This answer lacks at least a description of the process (how to mount and copy). Apart from that, starting with Android 4.0 many devices no longer offer UMS mode by default, or even popup a screen to select what should be done when connecting to USB (charge only, MTP, whatever) – again not working with a broken screen.
15h
comment Samsung galaxy phones shuts down automatically
What gives you that idea? Is there any background information you forgot to include? And how does one "remove the power button and replace it"?
15h
comment Zeroconf mDNS on Android?
Without a link to where to find it, this is not very helpful. Some more details would be welcome, too – a single line rarely makes a good answer.
15h
comment *#9900# Invalid MMI Code
Is your question about the dialer-code – or about the storage issue? In the latter case: I've just added the insufficient-memory tag to your question, its tag-wiki should get you started.
17h
comment external mic plugged in + bluetooth
Could be a bug you've spotted (or a missing feature otherwise). As that would perfectly match here: have you tried contacting the dev about it?
1d
comment Roam on certain countries, not in others
You're welcome to "accept" the answer then as solution (tick the check-mark next to it) – of course after verifying it does its job for you ;)
1d
comment How can i access bricked android tablet system folder from pc?
As that's a completely different topic, it's a separate question. Remember this is not a "forum", but a "Q&A" site ;)
2d
comment How to backup Android system and Apps with their configurations?
As long as you're talking about identical devices, in most cases Nandroid should work. There might be some exceptions, though: I'm e.g. not sure about Samsung devices (which have their IMEI stored in some EFS partition as I've read – and all devices with the same IMEI wouldn't do). Still: Talking about user-space apps, it might even do to just restore the "data" partition (where they and their data are installed/stored). You should be able to sideload the partition image e.g. via fastboot – but I've no experience with that, so I cannot say for sure.
2d
comment How to fix a ZTE Score after multiple adjustments
Could it be you accidentally created that new partition somewhere else than on the external card, and might have screwed some internal storage? Apart from that, I'm out of ideas.
2d
comment How to get the information of users connected to a Wi-Fi hotspot?
@Vadzim not much chances. I'd bet port-scanning is blocked there by the providers/carriers for good reasons. Apart from that, the question was about WiFi, not 3G ;)
2d
comment How to get the information of users connected to a Wi-Fi hotspot?
Could you elaborate a little more? Link-only answers are not considered that helpful. What details does it offer?
2d
comment Moon+ Reader Pro TTS
It no longer fires for me (I had that issue as well originally). I don't remember exactly what I disabled for that, but I don't use TTS in Moon+ at all – so I definitely disabled all relevant stuff in this app.
2d
comment Cyanogenmod without google apps
Afraid not. Maps display fine with the apps I use, but if some other parts of the Play Services are required by an app, that might be different. NOGAPPS AFAIK only support v1 of the Maps-API currently, it might be that Runtastic explicitly requires v2.
Oct
5
comment How to fix a ZTE Score after multiple adjustments
Looks like you screwed up your SDCard's partition table. If it's a removable SDCard: Have you tried bootin without it being inserted?
Oct
5
comment How to set default browser used by NFC?
Adjusting Itzik a little: Settings → Apps, scroll to Firefox, open its entry. Watch out for a box labeled "Reset defaults". Hit it. No other settings should be affected this way. Greetz – another Itzik :)
Oct
5
comment How to Create Additional Google Play Account Under 1 Google Account?
@geffchang note my conjunctive ("might"). Not all actually do. Check whether they request the vending.CHECK_LICENSE (Google Play license check) permission. If they do, they are likely to fail with the associated account being unavailable (maybe not instantly, but whenever they check next). If they don't, chances are good they keep running (but won't receive updates). I'm even using some of the latter category on my "without Google" devices (so no Google account available at all) for quite a while. Conclusion remains the same in most cases ;)
Oct
5
comment How to Create Additional Google Play Account Under 1 Google Account?
You have to add that, as soon the "old account" is removed, paid apps associated with it might stop working – as the license check fails.
Oct
5
comment storage problem phone isnt registering space correctly
I've just added the 'insufficient-memory' tag to your question. Please see its tag-wiki to get started. It's important to see where the storage-hog lies: the error only applies to "device storage", and has nothing to do with (internal or external) SD cards.
Oct
4
comment Where to get help for unrooted phone that won't boot after switching from original carrier?
Free has nothing to do with it. It's always the place where you've bought it (T-Mobile) or the manufacturer whom you should contact for service.