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(7) 35 Hidden Android Features. - YouTube, Sep 2019
For the Ultimate Playlist on Android Customisation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQ2gH...

GBoard: http://bit.ly/2kdq8LX
Google Lens: http://bit.ly/2kweoVe
Chrome Flags: chrome://flags
Hex Installer: http://bit.ly/2lRQaEQ
Wallpaper Modder: http://bit.ly/2lNAAdx
Screenshot Assistant: http://bit.ly/2kitaPe
NotifyBuddy: http://bit.ly/2kdBEXP
Accurate Heart Rate: http://bit.ly/2lMxlmC
Face Pause: http://bit.ly/2kIxw23
Randomizer+: http://bit.ly/2kdC8gB
Skyline Icons: http://bit.ly/2m6s3Cz
Betta Fish: http://bit.ly/2m5I23M
VMOS: http://bit.ly/2lNBmXZ
Android  tips  howto  Mrwhosetheboss 
29 days ago by pierredv
Galaxy S7 keeps showing “SIM Card not inserted” error, “No SIM card” error, other issues
Wipe the cache partition

Turn off your Samsung Galaxy S7.
Press and then hold the Home and Volume UP keys, then press and hold the Power key.
When the Samsung Galaxy S7 shows on the screen, release the Power key but continue holding the Home and Volume Up keys.
When the Android logo shows, you may release both keys and leave the phone be for about 30 to 60 seconds.
Using the Volume Down key, navigate through the options and highlight ‘wipe cache partition.’
Once highlighted, you may press the Power key to select it.
Now highlight the option ‘Yes’ using the Volume Down key and press the Power button to select it.
Wait until your phone is finished doing the Master Reset. Once completed, highlight ‘Reboot system now’ and press the Power key.
The phone will now reboot longer than usual.

Restart the phone to safe mode to verify if a third party app is the cause

Turn your Galaxy S7 off.
Press and hold the Power button.
Once the ‘Samsung Galaxy S7’ logo appears, release the Power key and immediately press and hold the Volume Down button.
Continue holding the button until the phone finishes rebooting.
Once you see the text “Safe mode” at the bottom left corner of the screen, release the Volume Down button.
Let the phone run in this mode for at least 24 hours. This should be enough time to let you notice any difference.

To factory reset your S7, do these steps:

Back your personal data up.
Turn off your Samsung Galaxy S7.
Press and then hold the Home and Volume UP keys, then press and hold the Power key.
When the Samsung Galaxy S7 shows on the screen, release the Power key but continue holding the Home and Volume Up keys.
When the Android logo shows, you may release both keys and leave the phone be for about 30 to 60 seconds.
Using the Volume Down key, navigate through the options and highlight ‘wipe data / factory reset.’
Once highlighted, you may press the Power key to select it.
Now highlight the option ‘Yes — delete all user data’ using the Volume Down key and press the Power button to select it.
Wait until your phone is finished doing the Master Reset. Once completed, highlight ‘Reboot system now’ and press the Power key.
The phone will now reboot longer than usual.
Android  Samsung  smartphone  SIM  troubleshooting  GalaxyS7 
8 weeks ago by pierredv
Samsung Galaxy S7 Wifi problem - Page 3 - Samsung Community - 4495, June 2017
More importantly, make sure you've gone over these steps:

Check Wi-Fi Modem connection: Check router for loose or disconnected cables, DSL or cable connections, telephone cords, USB cables, or power cables that may be causing network or internet connection issues
Reboot Wi-Fi modem: Unplug internet modem from its power > Wait 30 seconds > Plug internet modem back to its power adapter > Wait 5 minutes for the modem to boot completely > Try reconnecting with your Samsung Galaxy S7
Check for Interference: Check that Bluetooth, NFC, GPS are all disabled when trying to connect to WiFi
Check device for software updates: This is done in Settings> About Device > Software update > Check for updates
Enter devices into Safe Mode: Enter device into Safe Mode to isolate problem from third party apps (uninstall third party apps if WiFi works in this mode)
Forget WI-FI Network: Go to Settings > Wi-Fi > select your Wi-Fi network and tap Forget. Power cycle the phone and reconnect to your network.
Smart Network Switch: If your Wi-Fi connection is unstable or constantly dropping due to poor signal strength, try enabling Smart/Auto network switch to automatically toggle between a WiFi and mobile data connection to maintain a stable internet connection
Clear Cache Partition: Turn off the device > Press and hold Home, Power and Volume Down buttons simultaneously until the device vibrates > When the Samsung logo appears, release them. > Tap Volume Down repeatedly until you Wipe Cache Partition. Select it with the power button. Select Yes > Wait for the process to complete > Phone will reboot
Reset Network Settings: Settings > Backup and Reset > Reset Network Settings > This will reset all network settings, including those for Wi-Fi, Mobile Data & Bluetooth ​
Perform a Factory Reset: Before performing this step, make sure you backup all of your data. This can be done using Smart-Switch on a PC. A factory reset will wipe the phone clean, restoring the software to how it was when the device left the factory. To reset go into Settings. > Back up & reset > Factory data reset > Reset device
troubleshooting  Android  Samsung  Wi-Fi 
may 2018 by pierredv
Wrong home time display when roaming - Samsung Community - 106357
‎08-25-2017 03:34 PM
Re: Wrong home time display when roaming
Meanwhile... went digging... FOUND the problem.
Go to "Settings", then "Lock Screen & Security", then "Information and FaceWidgets", then "Roaming Clock" (has to be ON) then click on "Roaming Clock" then on the next menu choose your required 'Home Time Zone'... D O N E.
Android  troubleshooting  howto 
april 2018 by pierredv
French Security Firm: Hackers use Radio Waves to Hijack Smartphones - Oct 2015
“According to French security firm ANSSI, which made the discovery, the attackers can broadcast radio waves to mikes attached to iOS as well as Android devices. The radio waves are silent, but are so powerful that they can stimulate the specific button for activating Siri and Google Now. Using voice commands, the hackers can then proceed to wake-up Siri and Google Now and instruct the software to send personal messages, access downloaded and pre-installed apps on the device, and also open the mobile wallet,” MNR Daily Reported.
interference  jamming  hacking  Android  Siri 
october 2015 by pierredv
10 Powerful Audio Recording Apps - Android.AppStorm
November 25th 2013 "Unless you’re a radio producer, the days of needing dedicated voice recorders are long behind us. Mobile phones and tablets have built-in microphones that are perfectly acceptable for private use in listening back on interviews, meetings, lectures, or random musings. And they even tend to do alright nowadays with music at concerts. But to get good-quality audio, you still need to do some tweaking. And there are apps for that. I’ve searched high and low for the best advanced audio recording apps, all of which include powerful features that help you get the sound just right. If you only want to record quick voice memos, these will all be overkill, but for the professionals who need clear, crisp audio on a budget, they might be just the ticket."
android  voice  audio  apps  recording 
april 2015 by pierredv
Chainfire's Pry-Fi Android App released to defend against NSA Spying under Public Wi-Fi - The Hacker News
"Just yesterday we reported that Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) in Canada and NSA are together, running a spying program called 'game-changer'. "It was revealed that the agencies are tracking all the travelers who passed through the airport terminal, and could be tracked throughout the country by referencing it with the intercepted information from Wi-Fi in cafes, libraries and other public places. "Today XDA Senior Recognized Developer 'Chainfire' has released a new Android app called Pry-Fi, that allow a user to disable Wi-Fi completely, including the background network scanning." "This application is available on Google Play for free download, but this app will only work on rooted android devices."
Wi-Fi  surveillance  via  Robert  Horvitz  Android  hacking 
february 2014 by pierredv
Apps That Might Make You Want to Switch to Android - Digits - WSJ
Swiftkey, Facebook Messenger, Battery Defender, TaskKiller, Plume, Google Music
WSJ  android  apps  smartphone 
february 2013 by pierredv
PlaceRaider: The Military Smartphone Malware Designed to Steal Your Life | MIT Technology Review
"The US Naval Surface Warfare Center has created an Android app that secretly records your environment and reconstructs it as a 3D virtual model for a malicious user to browse"
Android  surveillance  privacy  x:mittechnologyreview  smartphone  via:arxivblog  hacking 
january 2013 by pierredv
How to Secure Your Android's Wi-Fi
"Secure your traffic via a VPN connection
Android has a built-in VPN client, supporting PPTP, L2TP, and IPSec with pre-shared key or certificates. But not all cellular service providers or manufacturers include it on their devices. To check if you have the VPN client, tap Home > Menu and touch Settings > Wireless & Networks, and then see if there’s an option for VPN settings. If so, you can connect to the VPN server at work or home, or signup with a third-party hosting company. You could even setup your own free server with Windows, UltraVPN, OpenVPN."
Android  smartphone  security  VPN  wi-fi 
january 2013 by pierredv
the understatement: Android Orphans: Visualizing a Sad History of Support
"I went back and found every Android phone shipped in the United States1 up through the middle of last year. I then tracked down every update that was released for each device - be it a major OS upgrade or a minor support patch - as well as prices and release & discontinuation dates. I compared these dates & versions to the currently shipping version of Android at the time. The resulting picture isn’t pretty - well, not for Android user"
iPhone  Android  via:MiladinPavlicic  Apple  Google 
october 2011 by pierredv

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