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May
7
comment Google maps road names too small. Solutions?
I am sorry but you are wrong. The latest version of Google Maps (7.7.0) does not use tile-images only. The street names in my version move while zooming which indicates that they are not part of the map image.
Apr
25
comment Longer disk-encryption passwords on Samsung Galaxy S5?
If you have root access you can change the dm-crypt password without changing you unlock pin/password.
Apr
25
comment Longer disk-encryption passwords on Samsung Galaxy S5?
Are you aware that the encryption password is also your unlock password? Therefore you have to enter it every time your phone is locked. Bad design by Google IMHO.
Mar
24
comment Moto G - Debugging for Android
Usually only Windows users don't mention their operating system.
Mar
23
comment Moto G - Debugging for Android
You should mention the used operating system in your next question...
Mar
21
comment Is it possible to copy Android OS from my friend's device and install it on my tablet?
Before considering a "re-install": have you performed a factory reset?
Mar
21
comment Moto G - Debugging for Android
Have you installed the Motorola Devicemanager (for the USB driver)? Also make sure the device unlocked and screen is on. My Moto G is displayed correctly in Eclipse on Windows 7.
Feb
13
comment USB charge in android 4.2.2
@RossC That is written in the USB standard. Before the device is initialized the maximum power the device is allowed to use is limited to 100mA. Only when a charger is detected it can use as much power as it can get.
Feb
10
comment USB charge in android 4.2.2
Have you installed the USB drivers for your phone? Without the phone can only retrieve 100 mA => 0.5 Watt.
Jun
20
comment Passwords containing “!” are always wrong
Have you checked which char is sent to the server instead of the exclamation mark? Enter "!" at base64encode.org and look at the base64 encoded result. If it is correct "IQ==" should be the result.
May
17
comment Speed of WiFi file transfer from PC to phone
Sorry but you are totally wrong. A SD-card reader does not damage anything as long as you handle the SD-card carefully.
May
13
comment computer crashes while upgrading phone to ice cream sandwich
A crashing computer is not nice but I am missing your actual question...
Mar
8
comment is it possible to know the names of the files without root?
Did you perform a backup via adb backup command?
Mar
4
comment How to disable pin security from Samsing Tab 2
Under some circumstances Android forces you to have a PIN or password. This happens, e.g. if you install a custom trusted certificate. Therefore I would check Security settings and there the storage options if user certs are installed.
Feb
27
comment Can Android phones be set to automatically wipe all data after a certain amount of failed logins without an app?
Most Android 4.x devices include encryption support. However this only applies to the internal memory. The encryption is based on your lock scree passwoard which there has to be 8+ chars to be secure. External memory on an SD-card can only be encrypted by certain Samsung devices.
Feb
14
comment Fastboot setserial command
What about the bootloaders used on Google Nexus devices? Do you know any details about the setserial command for those?
Jan
25
comment Is there any easy way to get GNU build tools on Android? If not… why not?
Are you sure you want to compile larger projects on a slow android device?
Jan
25
comment Connect Android phone to router via USB-to-Ethernet
For identifying alternative ways it would be good to know why you need Ethernet on a Smartphone.
Dec
17
comment How to know if a custom ROM uses existing swap partition
@Izzy: The mount list does not show a swap partition but free show swap used. Therefore the mount command is not a working solution.
Dec
17
comment How to know if a custom ROM uses existing swap partition
Thanks I can see that I was right - swap total/used 31740.