I have broken the screen on my s3, and have several hidden folders and files using a '.' at the beginning of the filename. I know that Windows won't find the files/folders that use the '.' method, but would it be possible to emulate Linux on my pc (running Windows 8) to find and rename these files?
I created a hidden directory/folder with astro using the .filename technique. The problem is I can't find the folder. When I mount the droid to the computer, I can see the files, so I know they are there. How can I make it so I can see them on the phone when not connected to the computer?
I downloaded the app FVD and was asked if I wanted to hide this app in the app drawer. I clicked yes and now cannot access the app. I see it under settings/app/downloaded/ or all, but can't launch it. How do access it after its hidden? I have read threads on this subject but it seems like it does not apply to my phone seeing how I do not have a menu key to click once in the apps drawer.
Before I updated my Galaxy S4 I had the option to hide apps. I hided a lot of apps that I didn't used like for example: internet, story album, TripAdvisor, S Planner etc.
Now I want to see my apps. I couldn't find them. I did some research and they told me to do this: apps, menu, uninstall/disable apps. It worked for me for some apps but not for all of them. I couldn't get for example S Planner, Internet etc. back. How can I get ALL of my (hidden) apps back?
I'm placing the file '.nomedia' into a folder in order to avoid Android's MediaScanner from detecting the media files in the folder. I need to copy this folder (including '.nomedia') from the APK's assets to the SD card (so other apps can make use of these media files, etc.). When I package the APK in Eclipse, it doesn't package the '.nomedia' file. Presumably it's detecting it as a hidden file. Any ideas how to fix this? Is there a secret aapt flag I can use? I'd like to avoid copying the folder and then manually creating a '.nomedia' folder, if possible.
I posted earlier about finding apps that are now no longer on the Android Market. More so I wanted the Sickipedia app but it isn't showing anymore on the Market. Is there a place where I can go and find lists of apps that I can download as apk's and then install using Astro File Manager? Would also be great if someone actually had a link to the Sickipedia apk. Everything I have found in Google so far directs me to a link for the Android Market but the particular app doesn't exist there anymore.
I have lost a few pdfs which I have been reading for weeks (!) on my Nexus 7 (Android 4.3). Via the reading history of my pdf reader (Moon+ reader) I can see that at least one file is still present in the cache under the following folder address: /data/data/com.google.android.apps.docs/cache/filecache2/c042587322c4a438463efbd2cc533cbf/mypdf1.pdf
How can I access this folder? When accessing the device via the Android File Transfer sofware for Mac, I don't see this folder. I have access to Android/data/com.google.android.apps.docs/files, but this folder contains no files but only another folder (called "pinned_doc_files_not_for_edit") which is also empty.
The lost pdf is still there, I can open it in the reader via the reading history, but I would like to access the folder to see whether other lost files (which are not in the reading history) are also still present. To be clear, the file which I can open is also not detected when searching the device for pdfs.
I have only 150mb of internal memory on my phone. These are some items that consume critical amounts of internal memory space. When I download an app, it seems I am downloading an install package. The installed app itself takes up additional space. I believe the install package persists on the internal memory, invisible to the average retail user, and takes up internal space even after the app is moved to the card.
Ex: an anonymous app android market listed size- 3.51mb (this must be the download size of the installer) download and install on internal memory, size listed- 5.73mb move to SD card, size listed- 2mb move back to internal memory, size listed- 5.73mb
1. The install package seems to remain on the internal memory even though the app moves to the card.
2. Beyond the above example, I went through each and every item listed in my settings - applications - storage use - All.
I found 105 total items on internal memory and SD card all together. By adding up the listed "Total" size of each (yes, I went through each and every one), I arrived at approximately 109mb. The phone lists internal memory use at 135mb. I would expect the internal memory use to be LESS than 109mb because some of the apps are on the card. My assumption is that much of this extra internal storage is taken up by all of the installers sitting invisible on the internal memory.
3. Based on observing the change in the Internal Memory usage when I delete app "Data", I believe the app data is being written to the internal memory even if the app is on the SD card.
Why isn't the install package deleted after the app is successfully installed? Is there an app for that?If I uninstall the app while it sits on internal memory, does it also delete the install package?If I uninstall the app without first moving it back to the internal memory, does it delete the uninstall package? How can I reclaim this internal memory space for actual use??
So I know the method of hiding a file or folder by placing a period in the beginning of the title then SETTINGS > *Uncheck* SHOW HIDDEN FILES
Okay, to make everything clear...... from the home page I go to my Apps......click FILES, then there are the following items: ALL FILES, IMAGES, VIDEOS, MUSIC, DOCUMENTS.
When I click IMAGES....I get to my CAMERA, a generic PHOTO album, and some downloads from FACEBOOK. There are also two hidden files called .THUMBNAIL and .THUMBNAILS2 (I may have named one of them I'm not sure).
What are these files for? They contain literally thousands of previous and current pictures I had stored in my phone including deleted pics. They are lower resolution than normal too. I want to delete the ".thumbnail" folders but I don't know what will happen. They're annoying me and include a lot of deleted stuff.
I have just try'd to download Google Experience Launcher that would be able for all Android OS devices.The first Google Service File worked for me.But the two others incl. Google Search file and GoogleHome.apk failed to open.
I downloaded about 10GB of media files onto my Android 5 today - all play fine on the phone it self without any issues. I attempted to move them from the phone to PC, but when ever I try playing them or moving them, I receive an error message: error 0x80040000: invalid oleverb structure.
I've tried Googling this, but I can't find anything specific to the Android. I can transfer much smaller files to and from the phone without any issues.
Unfortunately I don't have a home data package to transfer files via wifi...
I'm on a S4 (I9505) phone and a lot of media files and also nandroid files are disappering from the sdcard (SDXC 64Gb). Yes, deleted. Most probably mounting and unmounting the sdcard, or rebooting, are removing the nandroid and media files.
I've used both TWRP and Phip recoveries. They work only if I unmount the storage card and reboot. Otherwise, in the first reboot, file are gone. Some users here in xda say we need to use short backup names. But it did not work for me.
Maybe it should be solved by the ROM side. But I'm not lucky and not finding a way to get a solution, not even using different kernel versions. Changing the WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permission suggested in many sites does not solve the issue [URL] ..... New ROMs seems to have incorporated this solution, but the problem is still there.
I also not being able to change the permissions for the mnt folder as suggested elsewhere here in xda. The operation (even my phone rooted with SuperSu) is not successful.
External SDcard is useless if we cannot trust on it.
As we know, Google has hidden some APIs on newer SDKs, some of providers (i.e. Telephony provider) are hidden, we can only seen in source code, but we cannot use on the current SDK. So I wonder how we can use these providers. I know we integrate our own firmware, however, I wonder if we can solver this problem on the current SDK, so that my app can run on all public android system.
I'm fairly new to Android and have gone through the basic tutorials. I thought I'd dig a little deeper and downloaded the source code to some of the "native" Android apps, like IM, Email, Voice Dialer, etc.
In importing the source of these native apps into Eclipse, I found that they reference classes that are not in the 2.1 API, i.e. classes such as android.content.Entity, android.net.http.DomainNameChecker, etc. As a result, I can't compile and play with this code.
So is there is a "hidden" API that the native apps use that is not available to the regular app developers? Is there a "native" SDK I can use to import these classes?