How to enable USB Debugging on an Android device

To enable USB Debugging on an Android device, first enable Developer options on the phone by going to Settings -> About, look for the Build Number and tap it 7 times. Then in Settings -> System -> Developer Options, scroll down and check the box that says USB Debugging to enable it. You are now … Continue reading How to enable USB Debugging on an Android device

How to boot Motorola G4 Plus (Athene) into Bootloader or Fastboot mode

To boot a Motorola G4 Plus (Athene) into bootloader or fastboot mode, shut down the phone by pressing the Power button, then shutdown. Once the phone is shutdown, wait a minute, then press the Power + Volume Down button together. I prefer to press the Volume Down button while the phone is off and then … Continue reading How to boot Motorola G4 Plus (Athene) into Bootloader or Fastboot mode

Bloatware that can be remove from Redmi Note 5 Pro running xiaomi.eu

How to remove bloatware and crapware from a Redmi Note 5 Pro Android Phone running MIUI, see this post https://askmeaboutlinux.com/2019/02/20/how-to-debloat-remove-crapware-from-xiaomi-redmi-note-5-pro-smartphone/. However, if you are running xiaomi.eu version of MIUI 11 on the Redmi Note 5 Pro, you can remove the following apps at your own risk and consequence. Removing these worked for me: com.tencent.soter.soterservercom.android.calendarcom.android.deskclockcom.android.mmscom.miui.smsextracom.miui.cleanmastercom.milink.servicecom.miui.videoplayercom.xiaomi.paymentcom.android.browsercom.mfashiongallery.emagcom.miui.playercom.miui.personalassistantcom.miui.bugreportcom.xiaomi.joyosecom.miui.notescom.xiaomi.scannercom.miui.daemoncom.miui.contentcatchercom.miui.cloudservicecom.miui.cloudservice.sysbasecom.miui.cloudbackupcom.miui.backupcom.miui.micloudsynccom.miui.gallerycom.miui.vsimcorecom.miui.weather2com.xiaomi.accountcom.xiaomi.micloud.sdkcom.miui.misoundcom.xiaomi.mi_connect_servicecom.miui.mishare.connectivitycom.google.android.youtubecom.android.stkcom.android.bookmarkprovidercom.android.wallpaper.livepickercom.android.bipscom.google.android.printservice.recommendationcom.android.internal.display.cutout.emulation.tallcom.android.internal.display.cutout.emulation.cornercom.android.internal.display.cutout.emulation.doublecom.android.midrivecom.miui.miservicecom.google.android.inputmethod.latincom.google.android.apps.cloudprintcom.miui.guardprovidercom.miui.translation.xmcloudcom.miui.touchassistantcn.wps.xiaomi.abroad.litecom.google.android.partnersetupcom.android.providers.partnerbookmarkscom.android.quicksearchboxcom.android.emailcom.xiaomi.upnpcom.miui.screenrecordercom.android.stkcom.google.android.feedbackcom.google.android.apps.cloudprintcom.miui.home ** … Continue reading Bloatware that can be remove from Redmi Note 5 Pro running xiaomi.eu

Install kvm on Linux Mint for Android Studio x86 or x86_64 version of Android emulator

After installing Android Studio, the Android emulator takes a long time to start up. It appears to have hanged and other activities on the Ubuntu computer are not possible. This could be due to incorrect installation of kvm. To resolve this problem, open a terminal window and install kvm using the following command: $ sudo … Continue reading Install kvm on Linux Mint for Android Studio x86 or x86_64 version of Android emulator

How to speed up boot time on Linux if it boots slowly

My Linux computer was very slow to start up. It took approximately 4 minutes to get to the login prompt. Before performing any of the steps below, take a backup of the data on the computer. Also, you follow the steps below at your own risk. No one is responsible for whatever you do with … Continue reading How to speed up boot time on Linux if it boots slowly

What to do if “failed to connect to lvmetad” slows down booting on Linux Mint or Ubuntu

As my system was very slow to boot, while grub loaded, I press the Esc key see what was wrong. The error related to "failed to connect to lvmetad" occurred frequently. This error is due to improperly configured swap file for the resume of the laptop on hibernate. To fix this, open a terminal window … Continue reading What to do if “failed to connect to lvmetad” slows down booting on Linux Mint or Ubuntu

Install Lineage OS 16.0 on Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

Installing Lineage OS 16.0 is well-explained at https://forum.xda-developers.com/redmi-note-5-pro/development/rom-t3913242 Follow the steps below and your own risk and I am not responsible for anything that happens to your device. The below steps are from my experience and there is no assurance or guarantee that they will work for you. Make sure you have installed the Android … Continue reading Install Lineage OS 16.0 on Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

How to verify files copied with hashes computed using hashdeep on Linux

Linux is very meticulous about maintaining the integrity of files and the file system when copying files across folders. However, there are occassions when the copies of files need to be verified with those of the original. To do this, hashdeep is a good tool to compute hashes of files copied and compare them with … Continue reading How to verify files copied with hashes computed using hashdeep on Linux