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Using a Samsung Galaxy SII (SC-02C, GT-I9100) in Japan, with Docomo as my service provider. Currently running Android 4.4.2 Kitkat, rooted.

Also have a Galaxy Tab 10.1, 16GB, WiFi only (GT-P7510). Currently running Android 4.4.2 Kitkat, rooted.


Apr
6
comment If I root my phone, can my service providor tell if I am using my phone for USB tethering or as a WiFi hotspot?
Nice tip! I'd give you another +1 if I could.
Apr
4
comment If I root my phone, can my service providor tell if I am using my phone for USB tethering or as a WiFi hotspot?
My current search seems to indicate that most, maybe all, tethering apps require a rooted phone. If anyone knows one that doesn't, please post a link. :)
Apr
4
comment If I root my phone, can my service providor tell if I am using my phone for USB tethering or as a WiFi hotspot?
Maybe I'm paranoid, but I hope they wouldn't want to make an example out of me... ;)
Apr
4
comment If I root my phone, can my service providor tell if I am using my phone for USB tethering or as a WiFi hotspot?
@SamSPICA: As per my comment above, I hadn't started out thinking in that direction, but nonetheless it's a good suggestion to use an alternate tethering app that might circumvent the carrier's monitoring software and charges. You should put that as an answer, and even if it's not a direct answer, it would at least get you some rep. :)
Apr
4
comment If I root my phone, can my service providor tell if I am using my phone for USB tethering or as a WiFi hotspot?
@eldarerathis: Ah... I'm starting to see this a little clearer now. I guess at least part of what I'm asking is whether or not it's possible to use a different tethering app without rooting the phone... which is something I hadn't thought of until your comments, but I think that is an essential part of the question.
Apr
3
comment If I root my phone, can my service providor tell if I am using my phone for USB tethering or as a WiFi hotspot?
@SamSPICA: I don't think that's quite accurate. I don't think my service providor is currently just analyzing usage. I believe they have a specific process on the phone which manages the tethering process to monitor it. They can monitor it by the data packet and charge accordingly.
Feb
29
comment Can I block specific apps from using GPS?
Unfortunately, LBE Privacy Guard requires a rooted phone, and mine is not rooted. I'll update my question accordingly.
Feb
11
comment Wifi sleep policy not working
Just an additional note... the problem went away with an OS upgrade, so Wifi Fixer is no longer needed, at least in my experience.
Feb
3
comment How do I stop my phone from beeping when it completes charging?
@GAThrawn: Fair enough.
Feb
2
comment How do I stop my phone from beeping when it completes charging?
I don't know if this should be closed maybe... it seems that with recent firmware updates the problem has gone away.
Jan
27
comment My phone was just stolen an hour or so ago. Are there any options for tracking?
@iSid: Good point to note, though in this case I did install and attempt to execute Plan B before changing my Google password.
Jan
26
comment Just how secure is a pattern lock?
@MartinTapankov: Right. Thus: Generally speaking, fearing the absolute extremes of possibility is unrealistic and unneccessary. Do I really have to specify that I'm not an international spy in order to get a straight answer?
Jan
26
comment Just how secure is a pattern lock?
The phone was not rooted, so does this particular attack not apply?
Jan
26
comment Just how secure is a pattern lock?
I don't understand where the hacker would input this. Wouldn't they need to gain access by USB, and to do that, wouldn't they need to grant access from the device? Or is this executed by some kind of recovery boot or something?
Jan
17
comment How can I hide some contacts from dialer?
This worked for me on Samsung Galaxy S2. Perfect solution, as I didn't want to have to add any new applications to handle this. +1.
Dec
28
comment Why is sound on my Android suddenly increasing?
I use at least three different players, one for podcasts, one for music, and another for streaming internet. I don't think this is connected to one player.
Nov
5
comment Why are playlists breeding like rabbits on my device?
This problem may have become moot. After an upgrade about a day or so ago, PowerAMP now seems to check for m3u files instead of the Android system playlists. I am not 100% sure of this, or if it will be a long term solution, but I thought that it was worth mentioning.
Nov
1
comment Why are playlists breeding like rabbits on my device?
Okay, got the scanner to find the music again. Turns out the directory was marked differently than it was before. Now that I had the right directory, it found it. However, the original problem has returned. I have about 1 million duplicates of every playlist I have ever had.
Oct
31
comment Why are playlists breeding like rabbits on my device?
Yeah... this isn't good. I rebooted the device, and I also uninstalled and reinstalled PowerAMP. I reselected the folder where the music is, selected rescan, and it just says "scanned two folders and zero files". If I plug in by USB and check the folders, all the music is there. So... yeah... I don't know what's up with that.
Oct
31
comment Why are playlists breeding like rabbits on my device?
Unfortunately, this did not help. I did as you instructed, and now PowerAmp can't seem to find any music files at all, even though the files are still on the SD card.