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

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comment How to unbrick my micromax canvas fun a63?
And for the last sentence: using a sledge hammer should do. (sorry for the bad joke: but you certainly rather want to unbrick it I guess? "To brick" means "to render unusable")
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comment How can I transfer files from PC to Phone or vice versa without internet
@Basj probably not without root (I'm not aware of any WiFi-Direct solution for PCs; so that would require ad-hoc networking, which Android doesn't support on its own).
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comment HTTP servers with scripting support on Android
Right. That's why my answer has one free candidate (to fulfill the request); think of the others as "something to consider as well". If they offer significant improvements, they might be worth the money. And after all, this answer is not just for the one who asked – for others, the "free" part might be a "nice-to-have", as they care more for the problem to be solved ;)
Apr
20
comment HTTP servers with scripting support on Android
@trysis So you can find out if they fit your needs, and then buy the full version. Anything wrong with that? ;)
Apr
15
comment Configure Play Store to download temporary files to SD Card
@Cyr4x I didn't investigate this lately. You might try monitoring the directory next time to see if stuff still goes there.
Apr
6
comment HTC explorer in boot loop after factory reset
No, I can't (as I don't know). But you might wish to take a look at Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device?.
Mar
26
comment Is there a way to export/share “favourite” gallery images?
I'm pretty sure there is, but I don't know which of the thousands does that. But phrased correctly, that would be a perfect case for Software Recs ;)
Mar
26
comment Connect my Android phone to a WiFi hotspot from my laptop
Could it be you're talking about an ad-hoc-network? That's not natively supported by Android, sorry (see the link for details).
Mar
24
comment How am I getting anonymous ratings on my app?
@AlE. But one can no longer rate an app without signing up for G+ first. I tried, and I failed. (and I won't sign up to that data monster). So the only points might be a) no enforcement on older Play-Store versions (huh? wouldn't they get updated automatically? Or only on "newer" Android versions?) or b) countries where G+ is not available (whom to shoot for bringing it to mine?).
Mar
24
comment What lurks behind these Gmail/GTalk permissions?
Sorry, but that does not answer my question. I know what permissions are, and why they are needed in general. I was asking for details on the mentioned permissions explicitly, not for a general explanation.
Mar
21
comment Samsung Galaxy S2 not enough storage
Welcome to Android Enthusiasts! I've just added the insufficient-memory tag to your question. Please check its tag-wiki for a starter, as it contains some first-aid. If you were able to solve your issue by this, please answer your own question and describe how. Otherwise, please edit your question with what you've tried and where you're stuck. Thanks!
Mar
20
comment Please explain this weird response to adb command
Exactly as Dan stated. So yes, perfectly normal: As soon as the process holding PID 19619 ended, /proc/19619 disappeared to reflect the fact. Expected behaviour, working as designed (and as it should).
Mar
20
comment Please explain this weird response to adb command
See my updated answer. Sorry, I completely missed the 127|root@android...
Mar
20
comment How to use external SD card on Ehndroix?
OP stated he tried to access it from PC, and it did not show up (access my SD card via USB). So that's not related. OP also stated to have successfully added a test-folder using a file explorer, and got no error. So I doubt it has to do with Android permissions. So while your statement per-se is correct, it doesn't seem to be related to the issue here.
Mar
20
comment What lurks behind these Gmail/GTalk permissions?
@RossC Yeah, that's correct. But the 4 above are already around for some time – so I'm not asking about the "latest fancies". Being offered by the Google Apps themselves (see my edit), they are not mentioned in the AOSP manifests; and GApps being proprietary code, there's not much to look into for investigation. // I share your opinion about "alarming" (those bells are one thing behind my question). And though your Chrome example looks "exaggerated", I'm totally buying it...
Mar
20
comment convert .spb file to vcf
Glad to read! Worked for me as well in the past, multiple times already :) Enjoy!
Mar
19
comment want to remove Samsung Apps
Please see: How can I uninstall applications that are locked by phone vendor? / How can I deal with unwanted system applications without rooting?
Mar
19
comment Repartitioning Internal Memory of Android Device
That's not possible. But you might wish to see: What can I do to manage my phone's internal storage? and our insufficient-memory tag-wiki.
Mar
18
comment Go to recovery mode on device without volume key
You might try a Google-Search on "Navon Raptor 7" hard-reset. There are even some youtube tuts listed. Most of the results are Hungarian, though. I was hoping for a link to hard-reset.com (they always list along how to enter recovery mode for that), but unfortunately there seems to be none...
Mar
18
comment Go to recovery mode on device without volume key
Welcome to Android Enthusiasts! The question-and-answer format of this site works best if you put each question in a separate question post. Please edit your post down to one question, and create new posts to ask any further questions. You'll get better answers that way. To the first question: No, key-combos differ between devices (see also our recovery-mode tag-wiki).