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Geek; Google, Ubuntu, Android, TED, open source, web, community, tech, and gadget addict; avid reader.

Answers are mostly based on experiences with devices I own/have owned, so mostly dealing with stock Android.

Android devices:

  1. Nexus 7 (2012) running stock Android 4.2.2 (rooted) [broken]
  2. Nexus 7 (2012) running stock Android 4.2 (rooted) [broken]
  3. Nexus 7 (2013) running stock Android 4.3 [broken]
  4. Nexus 7 (2013) LTE running stock Android 4.4.2 (rooted)
  5. Nexus 5 running stock Android 4.4.2 (rooted)
  6. Nexus Q running stock Android 4.0.4
  7. Galaxy Nexus running stock Android 4.3
  8. Galaxy Nexus running Android (CM11 nightlies/Paranoid/AOKP)/Ubuntu Phone/others
  9. HP Touchpad running CM10 (4.2.2) (rooted) and WebOS
  10. Logitech Revue running Android 3.2
  11. Ouya running Android 4.1 (not stock)
  12. Nexus One running CM 7.2 (rooted)

Jan
29
comment Clockwork Mod. To flash or not to flash?
I don't think that the question as stated is entirely suitable for Android Enthusiasts, because in the end it all falls to a matter of preference. Some people like CWM, others like AmonRa, and some like the new TWRP. Some recoveries function better on some devices. I think if you change your question to "What is the difference between the different recovery options, and will they all wok for my device?", it will be better. For the record, I think Liam W's recommendation below is solid.
Jan
29
comment How is a Nexus device “provisioned” when you buy it from Google?
I asked for my Nexus 7 to be linked to my Google Account, but I didn't notice anything different when I got it. I still had to do the same setup and configuration I always do when I first turned it on.
Jan
29
comment Galaxy S2 9100 Apps Sms download or not notification in China
SMS noise is not the same as SMS. Any number of apps can use the same notification sound as your messaging app. Are they being saved in your inbox? And compare the apps you have installed on your GS2 vs your Xperia, maybe you can find a rogue app that is responsible for this.
Jan
21
comment USB On-the-go MIDI Keyboard with Nexus 7
Hmm.. Understood the question incorrectly. I missed the MIDI part, deleted my answer. Sorry for the confusion.
Jan
21
comment Insufficient space when downloading Go Launcher EX?
Oops my bad! Thanks for the info! And kudos for all the links ;)
Jan
15
comment Insufficient space when downloading Go Launcher EX?
In some cases, I have found the 25MB limit to actually be 10% of the total internal memory. When my internal storage is 4GB, the limit seems to be around 400MB. I haven't faced this post ICS, and it seems to be a personal experience, I'm not sure if it is true overall.
Jan
15
awarded  Excavator
Jan
15
revised How to change a default application in Ice Cream Sandwich?
Fixed invalid link, previous link for the pro version was to an unavailable page.
Jan
15
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jan
15
suggested suggested edit on How to change a default application in Ice Cream Sandwich?
Jan
13
answered How do I reset the Logitech Revue to factory defaults?
Jan
13
comment When I delete contact item (phone, email, etc), the item deletes but reappears
Hmm.. That is weird, the only things I can think of are: A service is running that syncs and updates your contacts (like HaxSync), or b) the time on the phone is not synchronized with Google's servers in a way that makes it think that the server versions are always the updated ones. I'm not too sure about (b) but it could be a possibility, can you Google "time <a major city close to you>"? and check that your phone's time is the same?
Jan
13
comment How do you prevent Google Music from importing all .mp3 files on the device?
@ce4 are you sure about that? I'm using a Galaxy Nexus and a Nexus 7 running Android 4.2, and the .nomedia trick has been keeping me sane since the Nexus One. What version of Android are you running?
Jan
8
comment How do I root my Nook HD?
Like @MatthewRead I'm a bit confused by your question. Is that thread on xda not working for you, if so what are the errors you are getting? If you wish this is another method: NOOK HD: All-in-One, ROOT+manual OTA+Enable Unknown Source+GAPPS
Dec
23
comment Remap search key to power button on Android 2.3
If you don't mind, I would suggest a custom launcher, such as ADW. The advantage is that you can change the Search button without changing ROMs, the disadvantage: It only works on the launcher, and not throughout the ROM.
Dec
17
comment How to create a newline on keyboard
Can you please clarify what version of Android are you running? 2.3? 4.0+? What is your phone? Is it running a manufacturer keyboard or stock Android?
Dec
14
answered I want to remove credit card information from Play Store
Dec
11
answered Remove Facebook events but keep birthdays from calendar
Dec
8
comment If I relocate to another country, will I still be able to access the Play Store and use my purchased Apps, Books, Magazines, Music, Movies and TV?
Hah! I guess they have to suffer like the rest of us ;) Unless Google has a special setup for them. Only an insider can clarify that.
Dec
8
comment If I relocate to another country, will I still be able to access the Play Store and use my purchased Apps, Books, Magazines, Music, Movies and TV?
You are welcome :) The Play Store is in its infancy in many regions, but that is because of licensing issues, and the fact that Google usually focuses on select markets then expands slowly to cover other regions.