How to connect Android phone in developer mode and use adb

After enabling developer options on the phone, connect the USB cable that came with the phone to the computer.

Start adb shell as follows: $ cd android-sdks/platform-tools <enter> $ ./adb shell <enter>

Within the shell, you can execute several commands.

List all installed packages using the adb in android-platform-tools pm list packages <enter>

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Enable and disable developer options on Android Kitkat

To enable Developer Options on Android KitKat device, go to Settings -> About Phone and tap 7 times on the Build Number.

To disable go to Settings -> Apps -> All -> Settings and tap on Clear Data.

How to add Hindi keyboard on Sony Xperia ZR Android KitKat

Do the following to set up the Hindi keyboard on the Sony Xperia ZR running Android KitKat. Settings -> Language and Input Look for Xperia keyboard with International Keyboard displayed under it. Click on the configure icon next to it. Select Writing Languages and check or tick Hindi In my case I have English UK . . . → Read More: How to add Hindi keyboard on Sony Xperia ZR Android KitKat

Noom Weightloss Coach for Android

Noom Weightloss Coach is a very good app weight watch, lifestyle improvement and track cardio training. The best feature of this app is the Cardio Trainer that allows the tracking of parameters like calories, number of steps, distance, speed and if hooked to a heart rate monitor, heart rate too.

How to set up Airtel Mobile Internet access manually on Android phone

Recently, it was very tough to get the mobile internet settings from India’s largest cellular service provider. This link on their website to receive settings via SMS never worked despite several retries on different days.

Finally, he called their helpline at 121 and got to the option where they ask all sorts of questions including . . . → Read More: How to set up Airtel Mobile Internet access manually on Android phone

Keepass Droid password manager on Android

Today, many services have gone online. The ease and convenience of accessing these services online has led to a major issue for all users – that of remembering passwords to all the web sites to log in to access those services.

Many users use diaries or books to write down user IDs and passwords and . . . → Read More: Keepass Droid password manager on Android

Convert VCD to MP4 using mplayer

If you have a VCD and need to create an MP4 file of it’s content, use mplayer to do so.

Open a terminal window and first identify the relevant track on the VCD by playing it as follows: $ mplayer vcd://2 <enter> If 2 as shown above does not work, try 0, 1, 2, 3 . . . → Read More: Convert VCD to MP4 using mplayer

Restore Gateway NV59C laptop to factory default Window 7 Home Premium

My laptop was so slow that there was no choice but to do a factory reset or restore. The operating system is Windows 7 Home Premium OEM pre-installed and therefore, was asked to reinstall Windows 7 Home Premium from the partition using recovery.

First reaction was panic. Could not find how to do it. Next . . . → Read More: Restore Gateway NV59C laptop to factory default Window 7 Home Premium

All Linux News on Android device

The wonders of Android! You can get all the up to date news about Linux on your Android device. Just install the app for it from the Google Play Store https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=it.pinenuts.linuxnews

Motorola X alarm clock does not go off

I recently upgraded the Operating System of a Moto X to Android Kitkat 4.4.4 when the update was released.

After the upgrade, the built-in alarm clock would not go off each morning.

Googled around and found that it was not the only one. Here is the link to the Motorola support page https://forums.motorola.com/comment/767870.

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