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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)

Dec
8
comment Problems with installing stock ROM for Nexus S
@meds You don't run it from the phone, you have to connect via your PC using adb and fastboot. This a guide for setting up adb and fastboot on Windows. Alternatively, you may want to use this One Click Method
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?
@Simon In My Honest Opinion
Dec
8
answered 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?
Dec
3
awarded  Constituent
Dec
2
comment Can't get Nexus 4 to be recognized by computer
I know you have already said that you have USB debugging turned on, but can you please check again? Sometimes it gets turned off after an update. (Sorry if this is not the case). Also, yes I believe updating will "unroot" your phone..
Dec
2
answered How can I stream music/audio from Android and PC to Android device via WiFi?
Nov
28
awarded  Caucus
Nov
4
comment Why do some apps get frozen every time I reboot?
Some Google services "freeze" if you are in an unsupported country when you first setup your phone (Books/Movies/Sound Search/Magazines/Wallet). This is done once on the first configuration. So if you setup your phone in the US then traveled, the apps would not freeze. I am unaware of any configuration file you can manually edit to remove this, if you are willing to do so, you may format your phone then connect through a US ip address on first setup. [NOTE: This may not be the best method, and it may not be approved by Google, and may lead to loss of data if you don't backup]
Oct
20
awarded  Custodian
Oct
20
reviewed Reviewed How can I send a file wirelessly without bluetooth or a Wi-Fi network in ICS?
Oct
20
comment How can I send a file wirelessly without bluetooth or a Wi-Fi network in ICS?
The question is about stock ICS, and it's not about whether you can turn WiFi-Direct on, but if you can use it for file sharing.
Oct
19
comment My WiFi status icon on 4.1 is grey, even when the connection is working fine. Why?
@bigbadonk420 there are a lot of issues that may cause this, if I may ask you to try connecting on a different hotspot, or if you are trying to connect from work, check that they have not blocked communication with the Google servers used by Google Talk, or the port which Google Talk normally connects on. Note also that if you are connected on a WiFi hotspot that uses authenticated proxy, Google Talk, won't be able to communicate with Google.
Oct
19
comment My WiFi status icon on 4.1 is grey, even when the connection is working fine. Why?
@bigbadonk420 Can you open the Google Talk app and make sure you are signed in?
Oct
18
comment Is there an equivalent to iOS “Reset Home Screen Layout” on the Nexus 7?
Frank, glad I could help :) - @Chahk, added, thanks for the suggestion!
Oct
18
revised Is there an equivalent to iOS “Reset Home Screen Layout” on the Nexus 7?
Updated with a helpful suggestion from Chahk
Oct
18
awarded  Organizer
Oct
18
revised Is there an equivalent to iOS “Reset Home Screen Layout” on the Nexus 7?
Corrected tagging: removed ios and included launcher
Oct
17
awarded  Yearling
Oct
17
comment Making the browser remember its current location when minimized
I just tried this on 3 Jellybean devices I had handy. Unfortunately all of them behaved normally, so I couldn't replicate your issue. Hopefully someone who had a similar experience might answer and provide the solution. Ideally, even if you have low RAM, Android would automatically "save" your browser state and automatically load it back into memory when you try accessing it again. - Side note: I suggest adding your device to the question, it may be a device issue.
Oct
17
comment Which market am I currently in?
This is the first time I hear anyone suggesting changing the location of your Google account. Note that Google uses your credit card as well as your IP address and SIM card, so event if you are browsing the UK site, but don't have a UK-issued credit card, you can't purchase anything from there. A good way to tell between markets is by looking at the currency being displayed. (£ for UK)