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How to fix the ADB Binary found adb is obsolete and has serious performance problems with Android Emulator error in Android Studio for Linux

The default Android SDK installed with Android Studio already has the adb application installed and it is the latest. The error ADB Binary found at /home/user/ adb is obsolete and has serious performance problems with Android Emulator appears only if from Android Studio, menu option, Tools -> SDK Manager -> SDK Tools, the Android SDK … Continue reading How to fix the ADB Binary found adb is obsolete and has serious performance problems with Android Emulator error in Android Studio for Linux

How to change GPU mode for Android 10 Google Play API Pixel 3 AVD in Android Studio for Linux

If you install the AVD with Google Play Store, you cannot modify the GPU from Automatic or Hardware to any other value. It appears greyed in the AVD settings. Some of us do not have graphics cards on our systems and therefore, this setting has to be changed in order to enable Android Studio AVDs … Continue reading How to change GPU mode for Android 10 Google Play API Pixel 3 AVD in Android Studio for Linux

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 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 use fastboot on Android phone from a computer with USB 3.0 ports only

It is rather unfortunate, but twrp.img could not be transferred to the Xiaomi phone simply because the computer from which it was done, did not have a USB 2.0 port. To overcome this, connect a USB 2.0 hub to the USB 3.0 port of the laptop. Then connect the Xiaomi phone USB cable to the … Continue reading How to use fastboot on Android phone from a computer with USB 3.0 ports only

How to debloat, remove crapware from Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro smartphone

Never look a gift horse in the mouth.. If you are one of those who is a technology connoisseur and love to compare specifications of smart phones before making a purchase decision, you need to be aware that the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro with 6 GB Internal RAM, best display and camera is a … Continue reading How to debloat, remove crapware from Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro smartphone

Not able to install Resurrection Remix 5.8.3 after installation of XOSP Nougat on Sony Xperia ZR (dogo)

An IT person is not worth their salt, if they do not experiment with any equipment or device they lay their hands on. Here is my experience with the XOSP Nougat version for Sony Xperia ZR (dogo). I enthusiastically installed XOSP on my Sony Xperia ZR using this ROM file XOSP-OFFICIAL-20170527-dogo.zip, downloaded from the https://xosp.orgContinue reading Not able to install Resurrection Remix 5.8.3 after installation of XOSP Nougat on Sony Xperia ZR (dogo)