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An Android, iOS and C# developer by day and a Linux enthusiast by night. I also enjoy web development (mostly Python), video games, chess, soccer, and voiding warranties.

I currently own a Nexus 5, a Nexus 10, and a Nook HD. I generally run a slightly self-modified version of CyanogenMod on my Nexus devices.

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Jul
14
comment Stock Rooted Nexus 7 2013 gives error on OTA update
You need to unroot. The OTA checks your system partition to make sure it hasn't been modified, and rooting breaks that check.
Jul
13
comment Making Calls with Google Voice on Nexus 5
The app is probably region locked to the US, I'd wager. Hopefully VoIP via Google Voice will be coming to Hangouts soon, since they added it to the iOS app a little while back. Until then, it's just kind of a waiting game, unfortunately. There were a few third-party apps that would allow you to make VoIP calls using Google Voice, but Google blocked their access about a month ago.
Jul
13
comment Making Calls with Google Voice on Nexus 5
The Google Voice app is compatible with the N5 (I have it installed on mine). How are you trying to install it, precisely? Are you located outside the US? Also, if you're looking to use it to make a VoIP call from your phone, similar to a PC, you should be aware that it does not support that.
Jul
13
comment Making Calls with Google Voice on Nexus 5
That's not Google Voice, that's Google Now. Google Voice is a completely different service: google.com/googlevoice/about.html
Jul
12
comment Application to block icon movements on home pages
Nexus 7 , Android Ver. 4.2.2, Locking icons down on home screen, Can I prevent home screen shortcuts from getting deleted or moved around?
Jul
9
comment Nexus 5 Unroot: Update Possibilities?
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Jul
7
comment How to prevent phone operator from opening spam popups?
I notice now that the OP of the other question is running CyanogenMod, and it appears you are not (based on the screenshot, at least). That may be the reason why the solutions there don't seem to apply for you.
Jul
6
comment Simplest way to transfer files from PC to Android device (wireless)
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Jul
6
comment How to sync music bought on Google Play back into iTunes
Using the website would be much simpler: support.google.com/googleplay/answer/1233029 Beyond that, I don't know anything about iTunes, so I don't know if there are additional steps beyond simply downloading the files. I don't think there are any easier ways, though, because Google Play Music doesn't "sync" files, it just streams them.
Jul
6
comment How to sync music bought on Google Play back into iTunes
Google Play Music doesn't work like that. Everything is designed to be "in the cloud". You'll have to download your songs manually after purchasing them.
Jul
3
comment Mount HTC One as Removable Storage
How to turn on USB mass storage with JellyBean probably applies to your situation. How can I use my Galaxy Nexus as an external USB storage drive? as well.
Jul
1
comment Does the Play Store app verify the APKs?
@Nick Then whoever stole it could upload whatever they wanted. The same is true of everything else on the Internet that is "secure", though. The underpinnings of Internet encryption rely on private keys remaining private. If that's an attack vector you're concerned about, then you'd have to basically avoid anything that relies on asymmetric encryption.
Jul
1
comment Does the Play Store app verify the APKs?
@Nick: They cannot be changed. Once you've uploaded an app for the first time to Google Play, you have to continue using the same signing key for the lifetime of the app. It will not allow you to upload an update that is signed differently.
Jun
28
comment Storage space running low
The wiki for the insufficient-memory tag contains a number of possible solutions. I would suggest trying those.
Jun
28
comment Slow Charging Battery!
And? How did that prove useful? What did the app tell you?
Jun
23
comment Unable to receive msgs even when im online on Galaxy S3
Skype is, in my experience, poorly programmed on Android. It has difficulty receiving calls and messages when backgrounded. There are numerous complaints about incoming calls in particular on Skype's forums. I ultimately stopped using it after trying a bunch of troubleshooting without success.
Jun
22
comment Busybox installation on emulator[Error:/system/xbin/busybox: not executable: magic 7F45]
x86 is not the same as x86_64. The former is 32-bit, the latter is 64-bit. You're not using the proper binary for your emulator.
Jun
21
comment Point of using 4G enabled Nexus tablet in the USA
For example, here's their "SIM for 4G LTE Android and Windows Phone devices" (i.e a micro SIM): att.com/shop/wireless/devices/att/…
Jun
21
comment Point of using 4G enabled Nexus tablet in the USA
AT&T's site has various SIMs labelled for popular devices and/or devices they sell themselves on that list, but they're not actually different. The "tablet" section shows 8 SIM cards, but look at the pictures. There are only two varieties there, which can be identified by their shape/size: mini SIM and micro SIM. The N7 takes a micro SIM. The fact that they chose to label their SIMs like that doesn't mean that the network only supports those 8 devices. If you filter the full shop to SIMs you can see them with more generic (accurate) labeling: att.com/shop/wireless/devices/att.html
Jun
21
comment How can I root a Samsung Galaxy Note Pro (4.4 Kitkat) using Mac OS X (10.9 Mavericks)?
If all you need for the process is Odin (I'm not familiar with it), then you could look at the cross-platform implementation, Heimdall.