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A C# developer by day and a Linux enthusiast by night. I also enjoy Android development, video games, chess, soccer, and voiding warranties.

I currently own a Nexus 5 and a SHIELD Tablet. I build my own AOSP-based ROM for my Nexus 5.

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Dec
8
comment How can I take a screenshot on a Kindle Fire HD?
Supposedly it does support this: amazon.com/forum/…
Dec
8
answered Where is the NFC hardware located?
Dec
8
reviewed Edit SD card will not format within Android therefore cannot mount. Works fine on laptop
Dec
8
revised SD card will not format within Android therefore cannot mount. Works fine on laptop
added 57 characters in body
Dec
7
revised SMS converts to MMS after only one word
added 5 characters in body; edited tags
Dec
7
revised It seems like key repeat lags--not picking up multiple quick keyboard strikes. Is this Android specific or Hardware specific?
edited tags
Dec
7
revised Do Samsung tablets have the same USB connector as Apple's iPad?
edited tags
Dec
7
comment How can I make the system folder writable without rooting?
There are probably other issues aside from security, though. You could accidentally brick your phone, for example (or a malicious app could brick it on purpose).
Dec
7
comment How can I make the system folder writable without rooting?
Well, the system protects a lot of personal/valuable information by restricting access to certain features and files. For example, your text messages, call logs, emails and the like are all stored on disk somewhere. If you could write to /system without restriction then you could modify or replace the portions of the OS that enforce these rules, bypass all of these restrictions, and access all of the data on the phone; this would mean that apps on your phone could do the same thing, and potentially steal your personal info or use your phone in unsavory ways without your knowledge.
Dec
7
comment How can I make the system folder writable without rooting?
If you could do this then the entire security framework of Android would basically be broken, since you could modify system files anytime you wanted. You'll have to modify your device (temp or permanent root or a custom ROM/boot image with root) to access /system.
Dec
7
revised Screen on Galaxy Nexus goes off, hard reset required to resolve this. What can I do?
Clarify that this is in the settings
Dec
7
revised Update the Korean Galaxy S
rolled back to a previous revision
Dec
7
revised Syncing music without iTunes…or can you?
added 72 characters in body; edited title
Dec
6
reviewed Edit How can I set up additional email folders on my Galaxy S3?
Dec
6
revised How can I set up additional email folders on my Galaxy S3?
added 3 characters in body; edited tags
Dec
6
comment What does it mean by “Set permissions read, write / read, write / none for *.db file”?
@MatthewRead: That seems like a logical culprit. A random sampling of my installed user apps shows IDs I would expect (ex: u0_a74 for user and group of the USA Today app's DBs).
Dec
6
revised What does it mean by “Set permissions read, write / read, write / none for *.db file”?
Added Izzy's nice plain English summary of the functional meaning
Dec
6
comment What does it mean by “Set permissions read, write / read, write / none for *.db file”?
@Izzy: That's a good summary. I'm going to move that into the answer if you don't mind (you can leave the comment, I'll link it as the source).
Dec
6
revised What does it mean by “Set permissions read, write / read, write / none for *.db file”?
it's != its; FORGIVE ME GRAMMAR GODS FOR I HAVE SINNED
Dec
6
answered What does it mean by “Set permissions read, write / read, write / none for *.db file”?