Android Enthusiasts Weekly Newsletter
Android Enthusiasts Weekly Newsletter

Top new questions this week:

Does the Verizon HTC One (M8) restrict GPS in China?

This is a cross-post of "Why does my phone's GPS not work in China?" Based on some of the answers and comments there, I am attempting to figure out what GPS sensor is being used in my phone, and ...

gps localization gps-tracking htc-one-m8  
asked by Matthew Herbst 3 votes

Run google-chrome with flags on Android

There are command line flags (or "switches") that Chromium (and Chrome) accept in order to enable particular features or modify otherwise default functionality. Chromium Command Line Switches Run ...

chrome-for-android chromium  
asked by Laam Alif 2 votes

Can I stop system upgrade notices on Nexus 7 5.0.2

I have a Nexus 7 2013 WiFi running Android 5.0.2, and I keep getting an update notification for 5.1. When I try the update, I get an error on install, then a reboot, and I'm back to 5.0.2. I'm ...

5.0-lollipop nexus-7 ota-update  
asked by Michael Chiasson 2 votes

Problem importing server certificate to CyanogenMod 9.1

I am having trouble importing a self signed server certificate to my Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S running CyanogenMod 9.1. I have tried everything that came to mind. First, the usual method: ...

4.0-ice-cream-sandwich certificates  
asked by user99782 2 votes
answered by jww 0 votes

SMS intercepted and edited before arriving?

I'm hoping someone here can help me with something. The other day I received a text message from someone and the latter half of it was odd and didn't have anything to do with the conversation. When ...

asked by Jeff 2 votes
answered by José Mejuto 0 votes

Deleting photos on Google+ doesn't delete them on local storage on my phone

I'm still getting used to the Auto Backup functionality in the Photos app. I turned this feature on and all my photo's are correctly synced to Google+. When I delete a photo on my phone (Nexus 5) it ...

sync nexus-5 photos google-plus  
asked by mvdeplas 1 vote
answered by abraham 1 vote

PC can't transfer files to android

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 and Windows 7 operating system. I'm trying to transfer files, specifically music, through USB to my phone but it's giving me an error. It's saying I do not have permission ...

samsung-galaxy-s-3 file-transfer  
asked by MGWIA 1 vote

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Background image in lock screen on Lollipop

Upgrading to Lollipop, at some point the lock screen got a background image (see file attached). I never selected such image, and I can't find how to change in in the new settings menu :-/

settings lock-screens 5.0-lollipop images wallpaper  
asked by wikier 2 votes
answered by b-dizzle 4 votes

Can I install Android on my non-Android device?

Many people want to try/use Android without buying a new Android phone. How can I install Android on my current phone or device running Nokia Symbian, Maemo, or MeeGo; Microsoft Windows Mobile or ...

installation os dual-boot  
asked by Matthew Read 81 votes
answered by Matthew Read 98 votes

Can you answer these?

Unify Volume Control Via Rocker

Is there really no way to make the volume rocker on the side of my Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 control ALL volumes at once, every time? I really don't understand why the volume rocker doesn't just ...

asked by GenghisBob 1 vote

How to troubleshot: IpcThreadState log spam / system_server eating battery

The last days, i encounter the issue of my phone draining its battery fast (about 10-15%/h when idle). I'm trying to see what's happening, there are no unusual or suspicious alarms or wake locks. ...

battery logging  
asked by DThought 1 vote

Will my old files in NQ Vault be deleted?

My phone was stolen but fortunately my most private files were saved in NQ Vault app. What I want to ask is that if the thief tries to uninstall the NQ Vault then reinstalls it with a new password ...

security nqvault  
asked by Dust Ty 1 vote
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