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

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7h
comment how to keep the time on screen
@RossC you might not see it then, but that's not the part I'm referring to. Read your first comment again: swipe the top of the screen if it's running KitKat and see the notification bar. Not sure, but you might have to do so with the bottom of the screen on a tablet (if swiping still opens it when in full-screen mode, that is) ;) And the "time displayed" I was referring to was in the opened notification area (where it was added IMHO with ICS; don't remember seeing it in that place with GB).
7h
comment Cyanogenmod without google apps
@HasH_BrowN Stop waiting, go reading. Then maybe wait again for the next update ;) In short: Not much missing, basically only Google Cloud Messaging for notifications in the SE app ;)
12h
comment AVplayer HD {IOS} Android Alternative
Please note that app recommendations are off-topic here (see What topics can I ask about here? for details). You might want to look into Where can I ask questions that aren't Android Enthusiast questions?. With the correct phrasing and details provided, you might try your luck at SR. Btw: Here's a small list of Synology apps specifically for this ;)
12h
comment how to keep the time on screen
@RossC if so: the "notification area" wasn't just added with Kitkat. Just checking my device with the "oldest Android version": ICS has the time in there as well (not just in the bar, but also in the "opened area"). Also note: on tablets, it often is not at the top, but at the bottom-right corner ;)
12h
comment How to transfer all contacts from Samsung galaxy to iPhone 6 plus?
We cannot give support for iOS here, only cover the Android part. And for that, there are several posts on exporting contacts available you could check; AFAIK iOS supports, as most systems do, the VCard standard, so a .vcf as result should import fine there.
15h
comment Where do I get Android L iso for x86 environment?
I'm not talking about the RAM you assign to the VM, but about the emulator in general: regardless of how much RAM you assing the VM, other emulators performing way better AFAIK ;)
16h
comment Samsung GT-I5510 custom recovery
See: Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device?
16h
comment Where do I get Android L iso for x86 environment?
Concerning the "why": speed/performance would be a good reason. The SDK emulator is not known to be brilliant in that context ;) Apart from that: valid solution :)
16h
comment Image a phone and browse on computer emulator?
Restoring the complete phone on a different device won't work (hardware specifics). But as for user apps+data plus system data, see matega's answer and my comment on it.
16h
comment Image a phone and browse on computer emulator?
Confirmed: ADB backups of user apps should be restore-able across devices. To ease a "transfer" was one of the reasons I'm working on Adebar currently (had to send one of my devices to repair, so I transferred everything needed to another). Should also do for emulator.
16h
comment Enable and disable system apps via ADB
Theoretically yes I guess; but I've got no idea how to do that. There are some "apps" on the stores which do appear nowhere when installed (as they e.g. only provide additional settings in some other apps, or offer some "invisible services" like "account managers" for specific services), which proves it should work somehow; but I'm afraid that's to be done in the app's Manifest or the like (I'm no Android dev, so I cannot tell).
16h
comment storage space running out error?
I've just added the insufficient-memory tag to your question. Please check its tag-wiki, which should get you started (contains some first-aid plus links to more details).
16h
comment Enable and disable system apps via ADB
@androiddeveloper No. Hiding the app completely, including from the UI, is the entire idea behind it.
16h
comment Google calender: syncronisation into the future limeted for one year ahead?
Not really an answer to your question, but still a possible "solution": You know that you don't have to import holiday-calendars? Visiting your Google calender with your browser, you can simply add them (read-only), which is what I did (back then, when using Google calendar). Not sure about the "bavarian Weißwurst-Kalender" (though I live in Munich), but I had e.g. the global German holiday calendar linked that way.
17h
comment Restrict data for google play services
You might wish to see: Google Play updates on mobile connection despite setting. My answer there should cover it completely.
17h
comment Restrict data for google play services
"You cannot use Play Store with background data disabled." → then I'm a magician. I do use it that way. Works normal when connected to a WiFi network. However, you're correct when talking about mobile data: here it won't work anymore – but that's exactly what the OP wants, right?
17h
comment Changing Android Emoticons
I don't know the answer, but it might help if you could edit your post and at least mention what "my phone" is (brand etc.), what Android version it is running, and in what app(s) you experience this issue.
17h
comment surelock removing lg v905r optimus g-slate
That ADB command is simply causing the home screen to come to foreground. With a locked device, you won't see that of course (device remains locked IMHO). Besides, it's not clear what you're after. Please edit your question and point out whether you want to delete/uninstall some app named "surelock" (did you install that yourself? was it pre-installed with your device?) – or simply unlock the device (as the ADB command used seems to imply). Thanks!
17h
comment How can I prevent my screen from turning off while on a phone call?
Point missed: "* voided my warranty for good"
17h
comment Network storage application
PS: Servers Ultimate is an app including an NFS server. Just updating the "various" listing, so later today there should be more alternatives.