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Re: The Android Thread

Post by hhfarang » Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:58 pm

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Post by buksida » Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:04 am

I may have asked this before but does anyone know of a decent spam filter for Android that actually works? I have all my email accounts setup as IMAP on the phone and SpamAssassin setup and working on the server - so flagged emails instantly get junked in Thunderbird on the PC but I have to manually delete them on Android.

I'm using the standard email client on Android which maybe the problem ... maybe a better email client would work?
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Re: The Android Thread

Post by moater » Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:40 am

@buksida - MailDroid is the best one out there at the moment, imo. They have an ad-supported version and a pro version. You can set up your IMAP and add rules/filters.

If your device is rooted and you have ad filtering mechanisms (such as the awesome AdAway) you won't see any ads in the ad-supported version. Otherwise, you can pay for pro (500 baht), or get the pro version free at the "usual places".

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Post by buksida » Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:04 am

Thanks for that, will give it a go - yes the device is rooted so I'll kill the ads.
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Re: The Android Thread

Post by hhfarang » Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:51 pm

"Microsoft releases Cortana for Android"

https://www.theverge.com/2015/8/24/9198 ... a-download
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Re: The Android Thread

Post by buksida » Sun Sep 27, 2015 1:11 pm

Mrs buksi's Samsung phone is becoming intolerably slow so before she hits me up for a new one are there any good tried and tested cleanup/speedup apps out there?

I've used this to free RAM, clear caches, uninstall the games that the kids have put on, delete the APK files etc etc:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... essmanager

But it is still painful to use - any suggestions or is it time to do a factory reset?
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Post by hhfarang » Sun Sep 27, 2015 8:14 pm

I use this one one. It seems to keep my 4 year old Galaxy S II running pretty well.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... play&hl=en

Plus I rooted the phone and got rid of the bloatware and any old apps that I didn't use regularly. That seemed to speed it up as well.
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Re: The Android Thread

Post by hhfarang » Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:51 pm

"New Android adware hits thousands of apps, can't be removed"

http://www.zdnet.com/article/new-androi ... YHFb1d24ec

The moral of this story: Don't download apps from anywhere other than the Googleplay
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Re: The Android Thread

Post by buksida » Sat Dec 05, 2015 9:35 am

Should be an easy one this ...

I want to change microSD cards in my phone, upgrade the size, so plugged the phone into the PC and made a full backup of the old card.

Plugged the new SD card into it and copied everything over. Swapped SD cards in the phone and ... all the apps are greyed out.

So there is obviously something I'm missing. How do you clone an SD card for Android?
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Post by hhinner » Sat Dec 05, 2015 12:42 pm

^^ Just a thought - did you also copy hidden files between the cards?

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Re: The Android Thread

Post by buksida » Sat Dec 05, 2015 12:53 pm

Yep, all the hidden files too, the file count is identical on both cards.

Also just tried formatting it in the phone, then copying, but get the same problem - greyed out apps on the new card.
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Re: The Android Thread

Post by Pleng » Sat Dec 05, 2015 3:13 pm

Are you by chance using an app like folderMount or linkToSD? These apps work by making use of a second partition on your SD card and you would need to repeat the process on the new SD card.

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Re: The Android Thread

Post by hhinner » Sat Dec 05, 2015 3:50 pm

The obvious way is to move the apps back to phone memory before swapping cards, but I assume that the apps are on the card because phone memory isn't enough, though maybe you could do a few at a time. So I'm afraid I'm out of ideas.

Edited some rubbish about Titanium Backup out.

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Re: The Android Thread

Post by hhinner » Sat Dec 05, 2015 4:02 pm

Found this article. Uses Link2SD and Titanium Backup. Phone needs to be rooted. http://technologyplusblog.com/2012/phon ... r-sd-card/.

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