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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)

Oct
30
comment Music Manager(s) cannot find certain album
Check if there is a file in the same folder that is called ".nomedia", if there is delete it. Better look for it on a PC, or enable the option to view hidden files in your phone's file manager to see it. The presence of such a file informs the system media indexer to ignore this folder.
Oct
31
comment Tablet forgets default launcher
Can you check nonetheless? Some tablets and phones have two types of internal memory (one of them is called an Internal SD Card), I've came across a couple of phones like that. The Internal Storage tag has more info abut this.
Oct
30
comment Tablet forgets default launcher
I don't have a Transformer, but I face a similar issue back when I was using the Nexus One. Is it possible that you have installed Nova on the sd card? Go to Settings -> Apps, Look for Nova Launcher and make sure it is installed on the internal memory.
Oct
8
comment Battery Life and First Time Charging on Li-ion Batteries. Myth?
Please see: android.stackexchange.com/questions/2997/…
Sep
17
comment Why does my Nexus 7 (1st gen) never let me copy my files to my PC?
This doesn't seem to be a software issue. Everytime I had an issue like that, it was because of the cable, try getting another cable and see if it works.
Jun
19
comment Random share Intent screen
That would be a bug report, starting from Jellybean (I think), I started getting a lot of these randomly. If you open it through Gmail, you will see an attachment of the bug report and a description.
Jun
11
comment speaker option enabled by default when answering the calls
Can you check in the settings of SVoice for a "Drive Mode"? If so disable it. That may be the issue. I'll keep looking for other possibilities.
Jun
2
comment How to stop all but 1 one app including their services?
If I may add to the above, in case you need GPS, keep WiFi & data enabled till you get a GPS fix (WiFi, even if not connected, helps your phone find GPS satellites faster), after that you may safely disable WiFi. Also, check the battery stats on your phone, that will let you know what is using the most battery, so you can disable it.
Mar
29
comment Kindle Android - Refresh a book cover?
Did you try restarting the device without all the extra stuff? I have no idea why this would work, but I can confirm it did in my case, and has been recommended by the guys at StoryBundle
Mar
17
comment Can not receive some mails sent by SMS Backup+ Android app when using Gmail mail delegate feature
I'm afraid the question is a bit unclear (to me at least). Once you grant access to your account, that other account will be able to access ALL your email, but they won't show up in the other account's inbox, instead you will have to "switch" accounts in gmail. Something like this: dl.dropbox.com/u/88791830/Selection_001.png.
Jan
29
comment Clockwork Mod. To flash or not to flash?
If you are interested This thread on xda shows a good comparison of TWRP and CWM.
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
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