Category Archives: android

Read SMS via Mi cloud

Thumbs up for Mi Cloud (Xiaomi) because the ability to read synced SMS messages.

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Network connection speed in status bar on Android

Don’t know if it’s a new Android feature or Xiaomi improvement, but I definitely like network connection speed in the status bar. If you don’t have it in the Notifications settings menu than you could use an app for that, e.g. … Continue reading

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Automating Android auto-sync toggle while charging

My older Nexus tablet is slow when toggling WiFi so I disabled accounts auto-sync, but needed a solution to auto enable when charging. So I found an automation app Automate and made a flow for it.

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Auto access Android files via MTP filesystem

Finally figured out Android file access via MTP using autofs and jmptfs # /etc/autofs/auto.misc android -fstype=fuse,allow_other,umask=000 :jmtpfs To test: $ sudo systemctl stop autofs.service $ sudo automount -vf Starting automounter version 5.1.1, master map auto.master using kernel protocol version 5.02 … Continue reading

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Android full backup with adb

To download Anroid SDK go to The backup command mike@mikembp:~/Downloads/android/sdk/platform-tools$ ./adb backup -all Now unlock your device and confirm the backup operation. Default backup file name is backup.ab mike@mikembp:~/Downloads/android/sdk/platform-tools$ ls -la backup.ab -rw-r—– 1 mike wheel 60M Feb 9 … Continue reading

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Rooting an Android Samsung Galaxy Advance S GT-I9070

Today I googled my Androids firmware build code I9070XXLQG and read I have Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean official update on my smartphone, which I updated with Samsung’s Kies over USB cable. From curiosity I downloaded the rooting package reading

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