196 reputation
26
bio website
location
age
visits member for 3 years, 2 months
seen Feb 18 at 19:50

Feb
17
asked How can I edit a video to correct an incorrect orientation?
Jan
17
awarded  Tumbleweed
Jan
15
asked Is there any Android email client that fully supports offline reading?
Jan
10
asked Internet Access profile missing for Bluetooth tethering from Nexus 10 to Samsung Galaxy S4
Jul
26
awarded  Notable Question
Jul
21
comment How can I monitor and log data connection mode and rate, and log with location?
I have been using Network Speed for quite a while. It only indicates data throughput. As I mentioned in the original post, I'm looking for a way to log the type of connection (GPRS, HSPA, LTE, etc) and the specific modulation (theoretical data rate) that the network is supporting/providing at a given geolocation. So far I have found nothing that does this.
Jul
8
comment Is there any way to root JB without losing all data and settings?
Flow - I checked the Unrevoked site, and it appears that it supports exactly 6 phones (Mostly HTC). The Nexus S is not one of them. Am I missing something?
Jul
6
revised Is there any way to root JB without losing all data and settings?
added 11 characters in body; edited title
Jul
6
comment Is there any way to root JB without losing all data and settings?
Izzy, can you confirm that the ADB backup will work to root the phone? If I do the backup of "everything", root the phone, and then restore "everything, wouldn't it be restored to the non-rooted state it was in when I made the backup? If the ADB backup does not back up "everything", exactly what is not backed up?
Jul
6
comment Full Backup of non-rooted devices
Has anyone verified that this type of backup will work for rooting? Specifically, if I back up, root the phone (which wipes it), and then restore the backup, will the phone still be rooted? Or will it revert to the state it was in when I created the backup?
Jul
6
comment Full Backup of non-rooted devices
I tried this (should say I'm in the process of trying it). Be aware that the backup is quite slow. It seems to run at about 1Mbyte per second, so plan a few hours tethered for a phone with a lot of data. Also, be aware that the ADB command has a timeout. If you issue the command, you have about 20 seconds to enter the password and hit "back up my data". Otherwise ADB drops back to the command line.
Jul
6
awarded  Editor
Jul
6
revised Is there any way to root JB without losing all data and settings?
added 520 characters in body
Jul
3
comment Is there any way to root JB without losing all data and settings?
Great suggestion Izzy - thank you!
Jul
2
asked Is there any way to root JB without losing all data and settings?
Jul
2
comment Full Backup of non-rooted devices
Is there any type of data that the ADB Backup does not back up and restore? Would this be the best procedure to go from non-rooted to rooted without any data loss? I'm hoping it is as simple as 1) ADB Backup 2) Root the phone 3) ADB Restore.
May
1
asked Does this permissions request make sense?
Apr
4
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
14
awarded  Notable Question
Jan
24
comment How to customize font size and color in Jelly Bean?
When dealing with an automatic feature that is IMHO very useful, and that "almost works", I'm the type of person who wants to find a way to fix it, rather than give it up entirely and use a manual method. I'm hoping somebody will say "oh, the auto brigheness curve is in file abc.xyz, just edit the table there"