Exodus Permissions and Trackers Report for Android Applications

If you need to find out the permissions and trackers that are required or in use by an Android application, visit, https://reports.exodus-privacy.eu.org/en/. Here, you can enter the application URL of any application from any app store and can see the results of the permissions the applications require and the trackers they use. As an example, … Continue reading Exodus Permissions and Trackers Report for Android Applications

How to fix Samsung M51 microphone sound not audible to other party in the call on dialing

This is a peculiar problem with the Samsung M51. It appears to be a software issue related to some settings in the Phone app. When calling others using the handset, they cannot hear me the first time. I disconnect and call them up again, and they can hear me very well. Also, when they call … Continue reading How to fix Samsung M51 microphone sound not audible to other party in the call on dialing

How to restore or reinstall package uninstalled on android using adb

To reinstall an existing uninstalled package on a Samsung Android phone, connect the device to the computer in developer mode and start up ADB. List all uninstalled packages and check the package name that is to be reinstalled, for example, gallery3d, in the adb window, enter:pm list packages -u | grep "gallery" <enter> To install … Continue reading How to restore or reinstall package uninstalled on android using adb

How to fix message in Android Studio 4.2 to remove jcenter() and migrate to mavenCentral()

Android Studio 4.2 displays below message.Please remove usages of jcenter() Maven repository from your build scripts and migrate your build to other Maven repositories. This repository is deprecated and it will be shut down in the future. To fix it, open the gradle file at the project level, search and and replace jcenter() with mavenCentral(). … Continue reading How to fix message in Android Studio 4.2 to remove jcenter() and migrate to mavenCentral()

Bloatware removed from Samsung M51 device

Mobile devices come with lots of bloatware that is not used by many of us. Till there are legal regulations prohibiting the installation of factory bloatware, it pays to delete bloatware that is not used or never used. Before proceeding with the steps to remove bloatware, make sure a data backup has been taken, because, … Continue reading Bloatware removed from Samsung M51 device

How to assign value to text view directly in Android Kotlin

In Android Studio, when referencing layout (GUI) elements, the normal flow is to use code as below: var tv = findViewById(R.id.tv_name) tv = myString But, in Kotlin, Prior Android version 10, it was easy to assign values to layout elements without using find_view_by_id by simply using: tv_name.text = myString However, this has stopped working and … Continue reading How to assign value to text view directly in Android Kotlin

Installing Spotify on Linux Mint desktop

Spotify also has a desktop application that works on Linux Mint. To install it, open a terminal window and enter the following:$ curl -sS https://download.spotify.com/debian/pubkey_0D811D58.gpg | sudo apt-key add - <enter>$ echo "deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list <enter> $ sudo apt-get update <enter>$ sudo apt-get install spotify-client <enter>

How to install Signal on the Linux Mint 20.1 or Ubuntu

After the WhatsApp privacy changes, many folks have installed the Signal app on their Android devices. Signal also has a desktop client, where Signal can be installed and used on a computer. To install the Linux version, open a terminal window and enter the following commands: Set up the repository$ wget -O- https://updates.signal.org/desktop/apt/keys.asc | sudo … Continue reading How to install Signal on the Linux Mint 20.1 or Ubuntu

How to make microSD card writable with SD MMC Card MicroSD Adapter in Ubuntu Linux

On a Linux computer, reading SD MMC Cards which have a MicroSD Adapter to insert a micro SD card for reading works fine. However, the problem arises when data is to be written to such the micro SD card in the SD MMC adapter. There are errors that the user does not have rights to … Continue reading How to make microSD card writable with SD MMC Card MicroSD Adapter in Ubuntu Linux

Android Studio experience on Linux distributions

Finally tried out Android Studio 4.0.1 on multiple Linux distributions. However, below is my experience on how it went. Mileage varies. Linux Mint 20 with Android Studio without a swap file of 8 GB would hang or freeze very frequently. Technically, not a freeze but it got too slow to be able to do anything … Continue reading Android Studio experience on Linux distributions