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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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comment Does wireless charging work in Cyanogenmod 12?
The software has no impact on the charging process. It's just electromagnetism. Whether or not the phone is able to realize it's charging is another matter, but it wouldn't affect your ability to actually charge it. I would imagine the notifications would work fine, though, since vanilla Android supports it.
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comment Cyanogenmod Profile Issues
What version of CyanogenMod is this? If you're on a nightly then it could just be a bug, and you might want to consider reporting it to the developers.
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comment Which metrics should I use to tell how much RAM, ROM, and Data Usage my app uses?
I'm honestly not even sure what you're asking, really. If you're not looking for a programmatic solution then you might want to expand on what it is that you're attempting to do and where you're stuck. Simply saying that you want metrics for your app certainly sounds like a programming/development question.
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comment Security: how to prevent USB mounting of mobile device
Typically using a secure lock screen will solve this. You have to first unlock the device before it will allow its storage to be accessed, so if someone stole your device they'd need to also know the unlock password/pattern. Leaving adb enabled would not be probably not be wise if you are concerned about this, though.
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comment Lollipop features not available after upgrade to Lollipop (android 5.0.2) on Galaxy Tab S
The Galaxy Tab S doesn't have an NFC chip (same goes for the 8 inch variety). Those items are hidden because you can't use them anyway.
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comment My android's wifi is off and I am prompted for the passcode.
Please elaborate on what, specifically, you have tried and why it did not work.
Mar
29
comment after factory reset can nexus get lollipop through ota?
A factory reset doesn't downgrade Android. What, precisely, happened that caused your device to downgrade?
Mar
29
comment Cyanogenmod says I have less memory than I should have
Sounds like perhaps CM is reporting space actually available to you, whereas HTC Sense reports total space, including anything that's in use by system files. Is it a "32 GB" device, I'm guessing?
Mar
29
comment Chromecast performance differs between devices
Possibly it's because the Chromecast is 2.4 GHz only, so you're getting more interference on that band when it has to both stream and communicate back and forth with the Tab all on the same band.
Mar
27
comment When tryig to adb sideload to Nexus 7 for lollipop getting E: Footer is wrong
Are you on KOT49H currently? You should be able to find that in Settings => About device, I think. Aside from that, usually a corrupted download will give a signature error like that. You could try re-downloading it, perhaps.
Mar
27
comment When tryig to adb sideload to Nexus 7 for lollipop getting E: Footer is wrong
Sideloading the three updates in the second set from top to bottom would put you on Lollipop (5.0.2).
Mar
27
comment When tryig to adb sideload to Nexus 7 for lollipop getting E: Footer is wrong
@KristyWelsh The GSM model of the N7 hasn't received an OTA to 5.1 yet, but I've added links that will get you up to 5.0.2. If you want to install 5.1 you'll have to use fastboot to flash the factory image for now.
Mar
27
comment when i run a game not downloaded fron Google play store it shows you have not purchased this app
If you downloaded it through a browser instead of an app store then you didn't purchase it...so what is it exactly that you would like us to solve for you?
Mar
27
comment Best custom rom for i9100?
The second portion of your question (which you've now put in your title) is not really suitable for our site either. It would fall under "Questions asking us to find or recommend an app, device, ROM, accessory or off-site resource are off-topic for Android Enthusiasts as they tend to attract opinionated answers and spam and become obsolete quickly." Alternatively, it would be considered a duplicate of Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device?
Mar
26
comment What actually happens when you swipe an app out of the recent apps list?
@StevenWexler: It could be that the service ended on its own in the first case but not the second, or it could be that in the second scenario the main process determined (for some reason) that it did not want to stop the service. Hard to know for certain.
Mar
26
comment My SGH-i777 running 2.3.4 is saying my firmware is current, but I don't believe it is
There's some discussion here regarding the Kies error you're getting. Did you get the phone from AT&T or secondhand? Have you ever rooted or modified it before?
Mar
25
comment I want “Priority Senders” back after flashing aokp_d2tmo-userdebug 4.4.2 KVT49L eng
Samsung may have made modifications to the underlying system framework in order to enable that feature. If that's the case (and I do not know if it is), you'd more than likely have to go back to a Samsung ROM in order to get it working properly.
Mar
25
comment Nexus 6 OTA from 5.0.1 to 5.1 fails - Error in block.map
The OP could probably just flash the system image that's provided in the archive. As long as the bootloader is currently unlocked, doing so would not wipe the phone.
Mar
24
comment What do data, data cache, and OBB mean when installing applications?
it says that it needs extra downloads and that I can't download them 'cause I didn't buy/purchase or download from the official store -> If you're attempting to get paid content without purchasing it then I'm afraid you're in the wrong place. We don't allow such questions here. Otherwise, you should stick to one question per post, please.
Mar
24
comment mount: operation not permitted
rootfs is not your system partition. Is that what you actually intended to remount? What's the end goal that you're trying to achieve? More context might be helpful.