Android 5.0 Lollipop provides this feature by default:
Enable Developer mode (by tapping build number within Settings > About phone multiple times)
Go to Developer Options and turn it on.
Under Hardware accelerated rendering you will see option called Simulate color space, click it and set it to Monochromacy.
Let's talk about sets, baby
Android's backup service has a concept called a set: the set of all data backed-up from one device (on one transport, but that's a detail). Each set is identified by a unique string, such as the IMEI on the device. When an app (or the list of installed apps) is backed up, its backup data go into the set associated with the device ...
After a while of trying around, I found a solution.
This behavior of the Google Photos app seems to be intended, because it is more an interface for the network service to synchronize images, and less of a gallery app. It keeps track of exact copies and synchronizes them as one. Therefore they are deleted as one instance, even though they are stored multiple ...
If you have a rooted phone with a custom recovery, you can do it:
Reboot to recovery
Go into Sideload (might be under advanced - if your recovery doesn't have this feature, then you need to update your recovery.
On your computer, run adb sideload <gapps-version.zip>
I found a workaround for my problem that works splendidly.
After having installed the latest version of the Gmail App, I have discovered that when I go to Settings > Account > Add account, I can configure a generic email address (i.e. not necessarily a Gmail one) to be used with the said App. It supports both IMAP and POP3 protocols.
(sorry for the ...
Some basics first:
NoGAPPS is deprecated and got replaced by its successor, µG (read: microG).
µG includes the core (basically, GServices) and also UnifiedNlp.
No GService replacements will support the Google License API. That's much too hot an area. While we all love dentists, we better not see them working on us (replace "dentists" by "lawyers" in this ...
LineageOS is Open Source OS. Google apps like Play Store, Gmail, Maps etc are proprietary Google products and cannot be bundled with LineageOS due to licencing issues.
However, you can always download these Google Apps Packages (Gapps) to run with LineageOS. These come in different flavors, starting with minimal Google services to full fledged suite of ...
You can download Gapps package for your lineage from this website source opengapps.org.
Site contains several fields such as :
ARM64 - For 64-bit devices
ARM64 means the devices that are running 64 bit operating system/processor.
ARM - For 32-bit Devices
ARM means the device that are running 32 bit operating system/processor.
for Intel ...
Some more info on Google backup. When I flashed a custom firmware it didn't restore the apps as I expected. In Settings -> Backup & reset it was showing "Backing up to debug-only private cache", and bmgr list sets gave no results.
I solved my problem by doing these steps in adb shell:
$ bmgr transport com.google.android.backup/.BackupTransportService
Most of these permissions are used by Google Now and the new features they will be bringing out after Google I/O and the upcoming Android L Release.
I'm not sure about why they need a lot of these permissions, but I will explain the ones that I know about. Feel free to edit the answer to improve it. I have listed all the sub permissions as listed in the ...
While you add the Google account or even afterwards (from account settings), you can select the content and services to sync. You can select only Gmail, leaving alone all the other services you don't want like Google+, drive, sheets, docs etc.
There's no need to setup a third party email client. All (most) Google apps are aware of this functionality and ...
Google Partner Setup is an app that helps you run applications in conjunction with Google products. For example, with this application's help, you can use the calendar from your device with a ToDo app that you've just installed.
As for the intrusive permissions, you are right. I don't understand why it needs all those permissions, if all it does is ...
You're interested in the Youtube AdAway Xposed Module. It requires root access and the Xposed Framework.
It completely removes the following:
information card teasers
To the best of my knowledge, what you've requested (auto skipping advertisements in the stock Youtube application) cannot be done without root ...
Good question. While it's technically feasible (mount /system rw, unpack the zip, install the apks), I don't think that it is currently possible.
The gapps are usually installed with help of the recovery. For more information see "How can I install the Google Apps Package (Play Store, …) on my Android device?"
View the Hangout of the unknown contact
In the lower left hand corner of the Hangout screen, you'll notice a small icon to the left of the text box. If you tap that, 2-3 options will be available: "Hangouts," "Mobile (via SMS)," or "Mobile (via Google Voice)." Select "Mobile (via SMS)."
Open the overflow menu (three dots in the top right corner) and select ...
Unless rooted, there is no way of uninstalling stock (system) apps.
That being said, even rooted uninstalling a stock app does not give you any usable free space (they're not on "user storage"). Disabling these app however, as suggested before, gives you all the other benefits you desire even on a stock, non-rooted Android.
You can change the behavior of holding home button even as non-root user (at least on my LG G Flex 2 with Android version 6.0.1):
Settings - Apps - Configure apps - Default Apps (in Advanced section) - Assist & voice input - here touch the text "Assist app Google app" not the icon on the right edge - here select None.
If you want to install without modifying /system then it's impossible. So the answer is "No, you can't" with neither root access nor recovery flashing. But if you simply wany to DIY without using a custom recovery, it's OK.
Takine OpenGApps as example. Download their ZIP and extract it.
Use busybox lunzip to extract the .tar.lz files in ...
Android reserves UID range 10000 to 19999 for apps - user, system or framework. u0_a12 doesn't indicate a user owned application, it simply means UID 10012 which can be assigned to any app. On Android every app is assigned a unique non-zero UID. No app can run with root privileges, including system apps.
UID 0 (root) is the privileged user in Discretionary ...
If your goal is to install Google Apps in the emulator, then you need to follow a completely different proceedure then the one telling you to reboot into recovery. Truth is, the emulators do not have a recovery partition, so there's no such thing as recovery mode for an emulator.
I can suggest a couple of options:
Search for procedures that are specific to ...
Edit your Google Account information:
Sign in to My Account. In the "Personal info & privacy" section,
select Your personal info.
Choose the information you want to edit and follow the onscreen instructions.
This very much depends on the device and the Android version running on it, plus where you've bought it – as the lot of pre-installed apps might differ based on that. I'm not sure about Gmail – but the other apps mentioned (Drive, Hangouts, Play Music/Books/Games, Google+) are the first ones I always disable, and never had any side effects. At least Music/...
As @beeshyams said in their comment, the Google Camera app is not available in some regions on the Play Store. This link is to the listing on the Play Store. If you can access the listing from that link, then you're one of the lucky few countries that can. If you cannot, you will have to download it from a reputable third party website such as APKMirror.