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  • Android Activist since 2010
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10h
comment Where are Messages and other data like Application caches or even Applications saved?
Whether on the device or from the PC, that's only possible if the device is rooted – as Ash-Ishh already pointed out. Though you can access the partitions also without, you can't access the directories you're interested in (e.g. /data/data).
11h
comment No album icon on Google Photos
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11h
comment Persistent Notification for Calendar Events
Please don't add "thank you" as an answer. Once you have sufficient reputation, you will be able to vote up questions and answers that you found helpful.
11h
comment Persistent Notification for Calendar Events
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11h
comment Where can I find the photos autosynced by Google?
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11h
comment Link to download adb for Mac,please?
android.izzysoft.de/downloads has downloads for Linux, Mac, and Windows – for a minimal installation of ADB (see the linked question and its answers for details).
11h
comment What do I type in PATH variable for ADB server to start from CMD?
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11h
comment How to remove “Scrapbook Photos” from stock Gallery?
That's not really an answer, festerfree, as it doesn't describe how to solve the issue. "There is some way" and "I've seen some Youtube video", without giving the exact steps, is a comment at best. Unfortunately, you cannot "comment any post" yet.
12h
comment Can a mouse emulate swiping?
And how to bind that to the mouse? AFAIK there's no way to tell Tasker the mouse input directly, but I might have missed that.
12h
comment How do I back up Google Authenticator?
"this is a generally easier method than the one stated above": above and below have no special meaning here, as they very much depend on sort order – so better name the answer you refer to explicitly. Apart from that, though your approach should work, I find it the most complicated of all answers here – so again, "easier" seems to be pretty subjective :)
12h
comment Why does my hotspot stop after a period of time?
That's the curse of auto-taskkillers: too many negative side-effects.
12h
comment “Mediaserver” under Power management / Battery usage (xperia ZL)
I bet one of those apps was PowerAmp? I just cannot find the answer currently, but that app seems to have a setting to always trigger the media scanner. Switching that off should cure the issue.
12h
comment Dialog option “Use by default for this action” or “Always” not displaying
If the "chose" dialog is shown, there obviously is no default app configured – so it cannot be disabled (also see GATrawn's comment on this answer).
12h
comment ADB unable to connect my Nexus 7 on Ubuntu
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12h
comment Where are Messages and other data like Application caches or even Applications saved?
You might wish to see Android Folder Hierarchy, where the locations in storage are explained.
1d
comment Intent to select Android Security Screen Lock type
With Tasker and the SSP, you can also enable/disable pattern lock, or turn keyguard on/off completely. The latter worked fine for me even with "Slide" on ICS; but with my O4X upgraded to JB, I found no way to disable "Slide"; "Keyguard Off" no longer works for that, be it Tasker's own or SSP. But that might be worth a try for you.
1d
comment Bypassing passcode with emergency call code
Welcome to the Android Enthusiasts, Naomi! I've just added the locked-out tag to your question. Please take a look at its tag-wiki for first-aid, and make sure to follow it up to Can not unlock my Android device as have no internet connection? This question's answer holds most of the known methods to remedy your situation. Good luck!
1d
comment Sync icon in Wi-Fi “settings” page: already read the one answer and don't understand… WHAT?! I'M NEW!
Maybe you could edit your question and include a screenshot? It's hard to get what you mean.
1d
comment Updating a large app for hours and wifi suddenly turns off, have to download it again
So what's your question?
1d
comment How to fix 'Unfortunately Launcher has stopped' error
Is it the pre-installed launcher, or a 3rd party one? See these related questions – and please, edit your post for better formatting, including required details (also: what led to your problem, what have you done before it started), and give it a title specifying your issue (not your name).