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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.
Dec
8
comment No Devices on shell
AFAIR the adb deamon on the device is only running if USB debugging is enabled.
Oct
30
comment Restrict apps from accessing the internet at the background without the end-user knowledge
Data usage is a new feature of ICS, therefore you won't find it.
Oct
5
comment Get Source Code from an .apk file?
Apktool does only generate Smali-Code, not Java code - that is a big difference.
Sep
19
comment SD Card as a Network drive in Wi-Fi Network?
You are searching for an app that acts as SMB/CIFS server.
Aug
24
comment Certain Wi-Fi network not available on Motorola Milestone with Cyanogenmod
Some WiFi access point select the channel automatically based on the surrounding WLANs. Therefore a wrong channel would be still possible.
Jul
18
comment How to push and install APK files from a PC over Internet?
You are right, that is the reason I wrote "the server" and not "own server".
Jul
18
comment How to add root permission to some app by myself?
@Izzy AFAIK you can not execute an regular Android app with root UID, or change the UID of an running app. The only thing you can do is execute command line programs with su and therefore execute commands with admin permissions.
Jul
18
comment How to push and install APK files from a PC over Internet?
Technically this ends up in a clone of Google Play: Set-up a server that provides one or more APKs. On client side install an APK manually that connects to the server and downloads and installs new APKs automatically. Everything is possible but I don't know an ready-to-use solution.
Jul
17
comment Why my phone does not need to update the password?
And I have read in a forum that the password history is not just the last 10 passwords as it is common in corporate environments.
Jul
16
comment Will an Asus Transformer Prime bought in the U.S. work in Portugal?
Even if WiFi is a global standard, some channels are not available in all countries. A lot of devices for the US market ignore all 802.11a/b/g access points on channels higher than 11 which cloud be used in Europe without legal problems. Don't know if this also applies to Asus Transformer.
Apr
20
comment How do I change the number identification format (to associate with a contact's number)?
Just for curiosity: Which operator in what country do you talk about?
Feb
24
comment Is it reasonably safe to use PIN code for encryption?
The phone has to be on and on-line some time after you have issued the remote wipe command. If the phone has been switched off (and stays off) the wipe command is useless.