Shared hosting and WordPress

WordPress had recently upgraded it's code to work with PHP 7. Subsequently, each time I logged into the hosting provider account, I was always reminded by WordPress to upgrade the WordPress code and stay up to date with the latest security patches. Unfortunately, the hosting provider informed that the latest PHP 7 scripting language could … Continue reading Shared hosting and WordPress

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

Moto G4 Plus not upgrading to Android Oreo upgrade by Motorola

There have been no upgrades to Moto G4 Plus device for one device that I have. The other one got upgraded to Oreo 8.1, but this one just refuses. Diagnostic checks included, Wipe Cache, Factory Reset, and all, but to no avail. Later, using Lenovo's Moto Smart Assistant from this link, https://support.lenovo.com/in/en/downloads/ds101291 the update did … Continue reading Moto G4 Plus not upgrading to Android Oreo upgrade by Motorola

How to overcome Google Play Services Error for Android Messages

After the latest Android Messages update, Google Play Services keeps throwing an error each time you open the Android Messages App on the phone. This is because, Google Play Services wants to be granted the Body Sensors and the Microphone permissions. In case you do not want to receive the error, disable Android Messages App … Continue reading How to overcome Google Play Services Error for Android Messages

How to restore TWRP recovery after encrypting internal storage on LineageOS 14.1 on Motorola G 2014 (titan)

I installed LineageOS 14.1 on an old Motorola G 2nd Generation (2014) android phone, also known as titan. All went well and it worked like a charm. I wanted to encrypt the internal storage and accordingly, did so from the Settings -> Security option on the phone. It worked well and said the phone was … Continue reading How to restore TWRP recovery after encrypting internal storage on LineageOS 14.1 on Motorola G 2014 (titan)

How to install LineageOS on Samsung Tab P-3110

I had installed CyanogenMod on a Samsung Tab P-3110 a while ago. It was KitKat, and served it's purpose well. The Samsung Tab P-3110 was fully functional, with a very good Privacy Guard feature and above all, "root". After CyanogenMod's demise, LineageOS version 13.0, a Marshmallow version afforded the opportunity to upgrade the ROM from … Continue reading How to install LineageOS on Samsung Tab P-3110

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)

How to report Unsolicited Commercial Communication to TRAI (Unwanted SMS and Calls)

Many times, we receive unwanted SMS or voice calls from people who market services or offer goods when we are registered on the "Do Not Disturb (DND)" lists of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). These telemarketers do not validate your status on the Do No Disturb database and send you marketing messages or … Continue reading How to report Unsolicited Commercial Communication to TRAI (Unwanted SMS and Calls)