How to improve speed of Android Studio on a legacy computer

Android Studio is one of the best IDEs for Android apps development, but with legacy computers, it is very slow. To run it on a Dell Vostro 3546, here's what I had to do. Upgrade hardware Minimum RAM required is 8 gb. The laptop came with 4 gb DDR3 1600 Mhz RAM which was slow, … Continue reading How to improve speed of Android Studio on a legacy computer

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 disable Whats New app on Sony Xperia in Android Lollipop

If you want to disable the Whats New app on your Sony Xperia Smartphone after updating the firmware to Android Lollipop 5.0.2, you can do so as follows without rooting: Connect your phone via USB cable to the computer Enable Developer Options and USB Debugging on your phone. Start the adb shell as in the … Continue reading How to disable Whats New app on Sony Xperia in Android Lollipop

How to connect Android phone in developer mode and use adb

After enabling developer options on the phone, connect the USB cable that came with the phone to the computer. Start adb shell as follows: $ cd android-sdks/platform-tools <enter> $ ./adb shell <enter> Within the shell, you can execute several commands. List all installed packages using the adb in android-platform-tools pm list packages <enter> List all … Continue reading How to connect Android phone in developer mode and use adb