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Feb
9
comment Changing carriers and sims - how do I know if the new network will work?
Any sources or references on that information? I've never heard of a SIM failing to work because it wasn't "registered" to the phone. I know I've moved my SIM between 3 or 4 different phones at this point, and all of them worked instantly. Plus it would be kind of odd for the T-Mobile rep to give him a SIM for testing if it had no possibility of working.
Feb
8
comment How to identify and remove a looping sound?
From a purely diagnostic perspective, the only other worthwhile test I can think of would be completely wiping the device (system, data, and cache) and re-flashing it with factory images. If your issue persists through that, I'd say it's almost certainly a hardware problem. You'd lose all of your data, in the process, though.
Feb
8
revised Why are my messages hidden under the keyboard in the Hangouts app?
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Feb
7
revised How to remove parental control on Amazon Kindle
s/loosing/losing/
Feb
7
comment Log off on Nexus 7 2013 V4.3
Logout from Gmail on my device
Feb
6
answered Could a thief reset a stolen phone from its default config + screen lock?
Feb
6
comment Could a thief reset a stolen phone from its default config + screen lock?
This will most likely depend on the phone, so I don't think you'll be able to get an entirely generic answer. On a Nexus device, for example, the answer would be "no". You can use fastboot to unlock the bootloader and re-flash the phone even in the circumstances you've described (your data should be wiped in the process, though).
Feb
5
reviewed Edit and Reopen How can I revoke an app's permission to access USB after granting it permanently?
Feb
5
revised How can I revoke an app's permission to access USB after granting it permanently?
Some grammar, focus on the user-issue, remove obsolete meta-info
Feb
4
reviewed Close Can I install Android 2.2 or 2.3 on a Samsung Omnia 2?
Feb
4
revised Callers cannot hear me unless I turn on speaker phone!
Remove excessive bolding/formatting
Feb
4
revised Apps do not exist on moving them to SD card on Tab-1030
My eyes
Feb
3
reviewed Reject Getting “Authentication is required” when trying to access the Play Store
Feb
2
comment How can I get ClockworkMod Recovery to properly use /sdcard on an encrypted Galaxy Nexus?
Actually, another good resource is this page on source.android.com, which talks about the architecture of the external storage. It very briefly notes that multi-user storage is accomplished by first using FUSE for the general external storage mount point, but then doing a bind mount on the user's subdirectory (0, 01, etc) within the FUSE mount point. So in that case, I guess it's sort of a combination of the two, but the "root" of the external storage mount point (as it were) is using FUSE.
Feb
2
comment How can I get ClockworkMod Recovery to properly use /sdcard on an encrypted Galaxy Nexus?
@strugee: On my N5, at least, it's FUSE. You have to do some bouncing around to resolve all the links, but ultimately it's /sdcard -> /storage/emulated/legacy -> /mnt/shell/emulated/0, and the info from mount shows: /dev/fuse /mnt/shell/emulated fuse ...other options....
Feb
1
answered How can I get ClockworkMod Recovery to properly use /sdcard on an encrypted Galaxy Nexus?
Feb
1
comment How can I get ClockworkMod Recovery to properly use /sdcard on an encrypted Galaxy Nexus?
Don't know what would be the cause in that case, then. CWM should, in theory, be able to find your /sdcard partition regardless of whether it's on your internal storage or an external card (it works on my unencrypted N5 and N10, for example). I never really used CWM on my old toro, though - I used TWRP. Certainly possible that it's a bug in the toro build.
Feb
1
comment How can I get ClockworkMod Recovery to properly use /sdcard on an encrypted Galaxy Nexus?
I think this is actually a bug in CWM related to device encryption, because /sdcard is essentially a virtual directory linked to /data/media, and you've encrypted the data partition. TWRP, if I'm remembering right, will prompt you to enter your password if it detects an encrypted partition so that it can read from it. CWM may not have implemented that, so it simply won't be able to read from your internal storage. Not positive, though, as I don't have my devices encrypted currently.
Jan
30
revised Are there any downsides or risks to limiting background processes?
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Jan
28
revised Remotely controlling Windows 8 apps
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