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comment Which filesystems with wear leveling does Android support?
Support for filesystem varies by device and firmware. Individual manufacturers/ROM modder may decide which filesystem they support from a wide range that Linux supports. So what's your device model? And do you use stock or custom ROM?
Sep
2
comment How does Samsung implement SD card encryption?
What's the device's make and model? There are three encryption methods commonly used in Linux, dm-crypt and eCryptfs, and then there's filesystem level encryption. We can rule out dm-crypt since that encrypts files at device/partition level; that leaves us with eCryptfs, which overlays an existing filesystem with encryption layer and filesystem level encryption, which varies. Of course, this assumes that Samsung didn't invent their own encryption scheme.
Sep
1
comment How to read small fonts in browsers without horizontal scrolbar?
Did you accidentally enabled "Request Desktop Site"? Normally, mobile optimized site like Wikipedia would have a fairly readable size without zooming or scrolling.
Aug
25
revised Can one achieve directory permissions on Android?
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Aug
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Aug
25
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Aug
25
answered Can one achieve directory permissions on Android?
Aug
16
comment What does “encrypt all outgoing email” really mean?
It likely means to use SMTPS, not S/MIME or S/GPG.
Aug
9
comment Why are characters turning into blocks?
@Lucky: reposted the comment as an answer and expanded a little on the possible reasons
Aug
9
answered Why are characters turning into blocks?
Aug
8
comment Why are characters turning into blocks?
If you restart, does this persist? Looks like a corrupted font file to me.
Aug
3
comment Is there any web browser that can display the desktop version of Gmail on an Android phone?
Actually there's something you can do to fix the desktop version of a site to work better with mobile, namely you can write a Greasemonkey script to modify the page to your liking. This is likely more hassle than is worth though.
Aug
2
comment Deleted hosts file (can't connect to internet)
and i had this issue of having my hosts file filled every now and then with additional lines (that sometimes blocked me from logging into my google play account) you had a malware in your system that's adding these lines. Resolve that than you wouldn't have to fiddle with your hosts file.
Jul
27
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Jul
21
comment What are these small 8-4-4-4-12 hexdigits-named files in root dir?
I don't think it is a coincidence that they're formatted like GUID, I believe they are GUID. What the GUID stands for, my guess is a good as anyone's. It could be either as simple as a device tracking cookie used by advertiser, or it could be a recovery identifier for a game account (which may not have required account registration). They could have been anything.
Jul
21
comment What are these small 8-4-4-4-12 hexdigits-named files in root dir?
I would not recommend deleting random files without trying to understand what they are or where they come from.
Jul
20
comment How do you check if your phone has IR blaster
If your phone has a hardware IR blaster, then it would be quite unusual if you don't have a built in application that uses the IR blaster. It's unlikely that the manufacturer would bother installing a unique hardware like IR that can't be used with the built in application (these kind of unusual hardwares are generally touted as selling points).
Jul
17
comment Google Maps strange green texture when zooming in
@AHoneyBustard: did you try the suggested solution to uninstall updates and reinstall Google Map?
Jul
11
comment How do I configure OpenVpn for android?
Did you read the site I linked above?
Jul
11
comment How do I configure OpenVpn for android?
First install the program. Which part of the configuration exactly are you having problems with?