How to restore TWRP recovery after encrypting internal storage on LineageOS 14.1 on Motorola G 2014 (titan)

I installed LineageOS 14.1 on an old Motorola G 2nd Generation (2014) android phone, also known as titan. All went well and it worked like a charm.

I wanted to encrypt the internal storage and accordingly, did so from the Settings -> Security option on the phone. It worked well and said the phone was . . . → Read More: How to restore TWRP recovery after encrypting internal storage on LineageOS 14.1 on Motorola G 2014 (titan)

How to enable Developer options or menu on an Android Phone

On the phone, select Settings -> About Phone. Locate the option called Build number and press on it 7 times in succession.

You will then find that Developer Options is enabled in the About Phone menu.

How to put phone into USB Debugging mode from Developer Options

First enable Developer Options.

On the phone, select Settings -> About Phones -> Developer Options. Locate an option named Android debugging and change the toggle to On.

The phone will now be in USB Debugging mode.

Error installing or upgrading flashplugin-installer

Error installing or upgrading flashplugin-installer Can’t drop privileges for downloading as file ‘/var/lib/update-notifier/package-data -downloads/partial’

Start up synaptic and install flashplugin-installer. Error will not appear. There is a difference in apt-get install flashplugin-installer and synaptic, that apt-get does not run with full privileges, whereas for synaptic to install packages you are asked to enter your password . . . → Read More: Error installing or upgrading flashplugin-installer

How to install LineageOS on Samsung Tab P-3110

I had installed CyanogenMod on a Samsung Tab P-3110 a while ago. It was KitKat, and served it’s purpose well. The Samsung Tab P-3110 was fully functional, with a very good Privacy Guard feature and above all, “root”.

After CyanogenMod’s demise, LineageOS version 13.0, a Marshmallow version afforded the opportunity to upgrade the ROM from . . . → Read More: How to install LineageOS on Samsung Tab P-3110

How to report Unsolicited Commercial Communication to TRAI (Unwanted SMS and Calls)

Many times, we receive unwanted SMS or voice calls from people who market services or offer goods when we are registered on the “Do Not Disturb (DND)” lists of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).

These telemarketers do not validate your status on the Do No Disturb database and send you marketing messages or . . . → Read More: How to report Unsolicited Commercial Communication to TRAI (Unwanted SMS and Calls)

How to install and run Turbo C 2.01 for DOS in DOSBOX in linux

After sooo many years, discovered that students in India were asked to do projects in Turbo C 2.01 in DOS. Amazing, but true!

That being the case, you can download Turbo C 2.01 for MS DOS from http://edn.embarcadero.com/article/20841 for free. It is antique software and embarcadero acquired it way back. They offer it as a . . . → Read More: How to install and run Turbo C 2.01 for DOS in DOSBOX in linux

How to mitigate the threat of being a victim of ransom ware

Ransom ware seems to have gotten the better of many ordinary users. However, it is not a threat that has no mitigation measures available to the ordinary user, but is more of following good basic security and hygiene practices, to not fall prey to a ransom ware threat. Do the following:

If you use Linux, . . . → Read More: How to mitigate the threat of being a victim of ransom ware

apt-get dist-upgrade freezes at reading package lists due to appstreamcli in Ubuntu

Today, when I attempted to update the Ubuntu system to install the latest patches, the system hanged infinitely at the sudo apt-get update command. This appears to be a bug, but nonetheless, system patching is our priority and this is the workaround, till it gets fixed. To type the commands below, open a linux terminal . . . → Read More: apt-get dist-upgrade freezes at reading package lists due to appstreamcli in Ubuntu

How to connect Epson L365 Ink Tank printer to a wireless network in infrastructure mode

To set it up Epson L365 Ink Tank printer properly with a Wireless Connection in Infrastructure mode, it can only be done on a Windows computer with the StartUp CD that came with the printer. If the Start Up CD is lost or damaged, the printer software and drivers can be downloaded by visiting the . . . → Read More: How to connect Epson L365 Ink Tank printer to a wireless network in infrastructure mode

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