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Apr
15
answered What am I left with after rooting?
Apr
11
answered Why does the preview image for my FFC look sharper than the actual captured image?
Apr
11
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Mar
27
comment Is there a way to completely disable the dialer including emergency calls to make an old phone a “tablet”?
@Piskvor: do you have reference or evidence of that? That the phone will try the home carrier's network first when making an emergency calls?
Mar
24
comment Will Android Boot And Run With The Screen Removed?
Did you consider devices like Beagleboard, Raspberry Pi, or Arduino?
Mar
20
comment What lurks behind these Gmail/GTalk permissions?
It's not surprising that Chrome contains more code on the side features than browsing. The majority of the code for rendering pages is in WebKit (now Blink) and V8 and the main browsing window is basically the same as with Chromium project.
Mar
10
comment Getting pictures off of old deactivated phone
The phone swap doesn't cause the pictures to be deleted from the new phone, they've never been transferred into the new phone in the first place. Just like moving house, you don't expect your furnitures to magically reappear in your new house without you moving them from the old house, do you?
Mar
8
comment how to disable android headset/aux volume limit?
@KG6ZVP On the contrary, I hadn't seen a single device that behaves as you described. One Samsung device I had gives a warning about going higher than 3/4th of volume, but doesn't prevent you from doing so anyway.
Mar
6
comment What caches can be cleared, when wanting to keep settings?
@Psycogeek: Unlike clear cache, the Clear data is not always safe to clear, unless you're willing to lose potentially important settings. Some apps actually store their settings in an external server, and for those type of apps, once you relogin, they can restore their settings. You'll need to research individual apps to find out whether they do that.
Mar
6
comment Can I update a file via email
In default email client, and I believe most other email clients, once you clicked on the attachment, the file will be cached on the device, so it wouldn't need to be redownload (at least until the cache is full). Is there any reasons why you need to put it in a local folder?
Mar
5
comment Help with enabling USB Debugging
What happens when you click on the slider to enable developer options?
Mar
3
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Is it a good idea/useful to use two Anti-virus apps on Android?
Mar
2
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Mar
1
reviewed Close Samsung S2 locked due to many attempts - How can I recover photos
Mar
1
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to factory reset S3 with screen not working but phone working?
Feb
28
answered How big of a speed difference will be noticed with a 100-200 MHz overclock?
Feb
26
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Feb
24
answered /system/xbin/sh high cpu usage
Feb
24
comment /system/xbin/sh high cpu usage
If my guess is correct, you may be able to fix this temporarily by deleting the log file, but eventually the slow down will occur again when the log file is filled again. Check if you have the latest version of your ROM, maybe it's fixed in the latest version? Otherwise if it's an unmaintained ROM, you'll need to figure out a way to fix the script.
Feb
24
comment /system/xbin/sh high cpu usage
My current guess is that the script took a lot of CPU time because it uses a very inefficient way of calculating the log file length, which is to read the entire log file to memory and use length. This shouldn't have been much of an issue if the log file is small, but since you said that log file's current size is more than 50MB, this shows that the log file isn't getting trimmed properly. Another concerning issue is that init scripts are supposed to only run once at startup, but this script is obviously being run periodically.