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Rents brain for food.

Programmer by day, OpenStreetMap enthusiast by night, bicyclist in-between.


Mar
28
comment Is there a way to completely disable the dialer including emergency calls to make an old phone a “tablet”?
It will try the current connected network first; let me see if I can find some reference...
Mar
27
comment Is there a way to completely disable the dialer including emergency calls to make an old phone a “tablet”?
@landroni: The surest way to place an emergency call from a cellphone is to use one without a SIM card inserted - without the SIM card, the phone will request access to the strongest signal available, whereas a phone with a SIM card will try to use the SIM card carrier's network first.
Jul
12
awarded  Notable Question
Jun
2
comment How can I manage contacts on my SIM card with an Android phone?
@Webs: Yeah, because data leaks can never ever ever happen. Riiiiiiight.
May
24
comment 2G versus 3G: Does it really save battery?
Note: the "hopper" scenario also applies if you travel by underground - most cities have station coverage, but not in tunnels, inducing the power-intensive signal search many times in the space of a few minutes. In such cases, disabling mobile data altogether while travelling by underground has dramatically improved battery life on my devices.
May
10
answered Install SSH Server or other terminal viewer for HTC X one
Apr
23
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Sep
9
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
10
comment Is it possible to connect a USB stick to Samsung Galaxy S2 Phone?
I think you mean "microUSB" - "micro SD" is a type of SD card, completely unrelated to USB: google.com/…
Jul
2
comment What is the difference between nordic, global, etc. firmware versions?
Plus, regulatory domains - for the most common one, WiFi channels are limited to the first 12 in the USA, whereas 14 are available in Japan and 13 in most of the EU. These are legal, not technical limits, enforced by whatever technical authority exists in the given country (e.g. FCC in the U.S. of A.). Smartphone makers usually comply with these limits by providing different firmwares for different jurisdictions (of course, if there are multiple jurisdictions that are similar in those respects, you just might get a firmware labelled "Nordic" for DK+NO+SE+FI or "North America" for CA+US+MX).
May
17
awarded  Yearling
Jan
21
awarded  Revival
Sep
14
awarded  Scholar
Sep
14
accepted How can I remove trusted CAs on Android?
Sep
7
comment How to improve the security on my Android phone?
"Easy" depends - some devices need partial disassembly before SD card can be manipulated.
Sep
7
awarded  Student
Sep
7
asked How can I remove trusted CAs on Android?
Sep
6
awarded  Commentator
Sep
6
comment How can I compile native applications on my rooted phone?
Is it necessary to compile on your phone, or would it be acceptable to compile for your phone? (in the second case, the executable is compiled elsewhere - on a PC perhaps - but compiled for the architecture of your phone) This could give you the basic idea: android-dls.com/wiki/index.php?title=Compiling_for_Android
Aug
25
comment Do all Android phones have a GPS receiver?
Just a clarification: Not every device with Android is a phone, and some of the low-end tablets (e.g. some Prestigio models) definitely don't have a GPS receiver.