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How To Be A Developer
(Note: You need an Android device to be a developer)
Step 1: Go to Settings.
Step 2: Click on "About phone".
Step 3: Click on "Build number" 7 times.
Congratulations, you are now a developer!4
So my friend has two-step authentication for his smartphone.
Now he is not able to find his phone.
So, he tried to find his phone by logging into his google account via Android Device Manager.
Now, it is asking for the authentication pin which is in his phone.😂
He just got deadlocked.12
My non techie girlfriend :) <3
She: Hey I am getting a new phone!
Me: which one?
She: Apple I phone
Me: oh cool!
She: yea I am really excited. I can't wait to have more space on my phone. I can't have anything on my current phone.
She: new phone will have a lot of storage space. Its going to be 64MB. Imagine all the things I can do with it now.
Me: Hey, the 90's called, they want their storage sizes back.
*hilarious laughter ensues*
Dat iPhone crowd doe. Android 4 life.13
Linux is awesome. In runs on my fridge (Tizen), my TV (Tizen), my phone (Android), my watch (Android Wear), My PC (Ubuntu) and my laptop (Kali). I'm now trying to force my parents to convert to Linux.30
Me at the office, Boss calling me by phone..
Boss: Hi, I need a new Build of XX Android app for another client.. set the base address at x.x.x.x and send me an APK file
Me: OK, I will do it.
Boss: can you do it in 5 minutes?
Me: Sure, it's simple..
Android Studio: You think it's simple !
* Indexing Files
* Sync Project
* Gradle Build
* Some f* tasks
Oh kill me now !!4
"The school tech asked me for my MAC address on my phone, but I told them I didn't have one because my phone is Android and Macs only have MAC addresses, right?"
Phone app on Android Marshmallow has a contact in Favorites even though I don't contact her often OR have her marked as Favorite. Nice little glitch you have there, dev.3
Could you make my phone(android) be able to install iPhone apps ??
And yes people like that really exist :((9
Yesterday I just secretly added my fingerprint on my friends phone(I knew his lock code too), and today I told him that i can unlock any phone with any kind of locks with my finger and unlocked his phone. You guys should have seen his face LMFAO. He's still begging me to teach him the trick 😁2
Tester: I'm going to start testing your Android code. How do I set up it?
Me: just bring me an Android test device and I'll show you
Tester: *comes back holding a big golden phone*
Me: *huh? Haven't seen that Android device before... I wonder which manufacturer made it*
Tester: *puts down golden phone on my desk* here you go!
HUH? This is an iPhone!!!!
My father got a iphone 6 last week and has been raving about how much easier it is to use than his galaxy (doesn't understand what "android" is). Just found today that he's been using his previous phone for the alarm clock because he can't find it on his new phone.1
Dear phone app devs,
when I start app, I want to *use* it, NOT fill in recommendations on store. Please move this question AFTER useful work in app.
It wasn't enough that the iPhone X's notch was making developers' lives hell; now each Android phone is trying to have its own style of notch. Eat a dick device makers.11
After a few dark and sad years of using windows phone, finally got an android today! Hello DevRant! 🤗8
All love to Android community.
I made a parental control app where parent can control child phone using SMS. Also I published research paper on it and gonna do presentation on March 23.19
Today while livecoding in lecture, my prof got a call that got shown on his Mac. His response to that was very interesting:
“Has anyone else noticed that phones have gotten so advanced that when we receive a phone call we treat it almost like a DOS attack? It impairs is from doing everything that’s secondary to making and taking phone calls and that pisses us off”6
If I'm lucky this time and my phone gets repaired correctly, I'll finally have a googleless android phone again in a little.
Google may die in a fucking corner all alone, the sooner the better.16
Dear devRant developers
Please, use emoji compat library
At least until i buy new phone with Android 8
I don't think Marshallow is so bad25
After a little I'm having huge issues with my new phone. No custom ROMs available.
Fuck this shit I'm going to try to port another Mediatek based ROM to my phone tonight.
I'd rather get a bricked device than working with this piece of shit vendor made android system.
The phone itself other the the software is very good though!
Umidigi programmers, go fuck yourselves.19
So this happened a few days ago. I always want to root my smartphones for that little bit more control.
*Put's new smartphone into fastboot mode*
*Tries to flash root zip onto it*
"You have to OEM unlock the bootloader first"
*OEM unlocks the bootloader*
*Tries to flash but fails*
*Tries to reboot*
Phone: "The bootloader has been tampered with, the device will boot in 5 seconds".
*Screen just hangs there for ages*
*Tries to enter fastboot again to OEM re-lock the bootloader*
*Fastboot appears to startup RIGHT AFTER THE FUCKING ERROR MESSAGE so can't boot into that anymore*.
Hmm... TWRP is still installed...
*Tries to flash some stuff through TWRP*
"The zip file you are trying to flash is corrupt".
FUCK MY FUCKING LIFE.
*Connects phone to Linux for adb flashing*
*Nothing happens after half an hour of trying*
*Connects phone to ancient windows 7 laptop*
*Laptop doesn't even RECOGNISE the phone although all drivers are installed*.
*Le me about to completely lose my fucking mind*
*Connects phone desperately with Linux again*
*Phone is recognised right away but the SPL flash tool can't detect it*
*Tries to put it into fastboot again*
*Fails for about an hour*
*phone in charging mode again*
*Presses the power button for a last, desperate attempt*
*SPL flash suddenly recognises the phone*
*Android boots again like nothing happened*
I can use it again like normal but the No-Root firewall is draining my battery like crazy.
That was one hell of a journey though!10
Phone charged 100%
Whatsapp 1% Battery used
Screen 1% Battery used
WhatsApp is consuming too mich battery6
So the other day my Huawei phone got a push update, but after installing it, seemingly nothing happened.
I just took a look at my Android version.
I was rolled back from Android 8 to 7.
Let the softroot begin!16
Just told a colleague that I don't own a PC, laptop or tablet for home use. Look on his face was priceless, like he couldn't fathom how I live with nothing more than a low end Android phone. I would have taken a picture but the camera app takes like two minutes to load and shoot.9
Most horrible part of my life:
Boss: Hey J make an android app where people can access my website.
J: Why not just use the browser on your phone?
Boss: Because I said so.
J: Ok, you want me to make an android app for your website whilst editing photos and videos for you? Can't you get someone else to do it?
Boss: Just get it done.10
It was a very old story. A friend of friend asked that how to get apps in my new phone (Android). I told him to check out the Android Market. He asked me for the address.
Was talking to a woman who recently found her lost phone.
After talking about apps which track your phone I asked her if she had an iPhone or an Android.
Her response: "I've just got a Samsung eh"7
My Android phone is 5 years old. Everybody tell me I should buy a new one but I'm a stingy environmentalist and I refuse buying new stuff if it is not strictly necessary.
So, for 9€ I replaced the phone battery and then I installed a custom ROM, so it looks a bit newer.
Unfortunately, it seems that something in the network configuration has been fucked up.
The phone is able to browse the Internet, but:
- WiFi hotspot is not working
- USB tethering is not working
- Bluetooth tethering is not working
- PPP over USB is not working
But, hey, I never give up, so this is my current setup:
- I installed a proxy server on the phone
- I'm using "adb forward" to forward the proxy port from the phone to my laptop
- I configured Firefox to use that proxy
And, yes, I'm using that connection to write this post. :D10
I wanted an Android phone with latest Oreo version, atleast 4gb RAM, 32gb or more with good processor supporting 4G dual SIM with a resolution of 1440 pixels by 2560 pixels at US$ 100.
Well got for all of it for US$125.
I went to LineageOS site, exported and filtered all supported devices with my relevant device attributes.
Got LeEco LeMax 2 for US125$ on eBay. Installed latest LineageOS 15.1 with Android 8.1.0. got 25gb free space.
Using the phone for last 10 days, flawlessly.26
My mum comes to me asking "What's happening on my phone? What's this little thingy?" (typical question)
*looks at (android) phone*
*sees downloading icon*
Me: "It's downloading something..."
*pulls down notification bar*
*I see Facebook app updating*
Mum: "What is it?"
*3 seconds later*
"Oh it's the Facebook"
Took her literally 3 seconds to recognize😅
Love my mum though😊😏3
I installed termux on android and T-UI (creator is as old as me awesome guy should tell him about devRant) I'm going to fucking combine those two on my phone wish me luck !!!!2
My phone is my most reliable computer. It made it to 2000 hours of uptime before I restarted it to update.
Props to Android.6
Well my friend today showed me his new awesome locker on android aka "NASA terminal" well i said what if i can make a path to your phone without knowing your passwd and i will be in your phone he said impossible ok after i booted in safe mode showed resoult.
Whatt??????? How ????5
Love my android. But oh my fucking stars in a pickle jar... I just did a damn software update. The fuck you mean I have one??? Wasn't even 5 minutes ago. Why are you making me do this???15
Why do people need to bother about my phone? I have a Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 and I am perfectly ok with it. You don't have to shove your iPhone to my face and tell me to try iOS. Acting like iOS is the only shit matters. I am perfectly ok with my 230 SGD phone, the customisability of Android and not having to worry about my credit bills.19
My last phone with keyboard, bought not so long ago. I miss ssh to my srv over a phone sometimes. But I do not miss hacking android to move graphic memory to standard memory to boost Os speed...7
We needed a design for our Android and iOS App, everything should be done by an award-winning design agency. What we received was only a design for iPhone X. Only mockups as PDF, no icons, nothing. So we requested the Android design and an iPhone 8 one including icons, color codes and whatnot.
1 FUCKING MONTH LATER we got the new designs... They are all the FUCKING SAME DESIGN where some mockups were "displayed" on an android phone, and some on an iPhone. Still no icons though.
3 weeks pass and we geht FUCKING sketch files, to extract the shit ourselves. Thank you for nothing.
It took again nearly 3 month to get a "proper" Android design and all the assets. You could clearly see, that they never did anything for Android but well, we had to work with it. Award-winning design agancy my ass.5
There is nothing better then getting new phone and first thing you do when you came back is flashing custom ROM on it.
8.1 android on 2013 device ouuuuuuu yeahhhhh.12
There are 21 people in our office.
11 were Apple users. 2 are now android, 3 others are getting it for their next phone.
The other android users would never go back to Apple.4
That moment when you clean the cache on android phone with 4GB every time you want to download a new app, even if you have 32GB sdcard
SPA I made:
- works on any major desktop browser(Chrome/Chromium, Firefox, Vivaldi) on Windows and arch
- works on any browser on any Android phone (version >= 4.x.x)
- Works on a freaking fridge
- Does not work on iPhone ...wtf apple7
So Android phone makers have been lying about installing security patches for years. Hhhmmmm https://twitter.com/wired/status/...3
Hello devs, me and a friend want to do a little experiment. We want to install some kinda tracking software on his android phone to monitor everything he does for a few weeks to see what data/metadata his phone sends to what servers etc. Problem, we can't seem to find an app (free) which does this... Any recommendations?14
When you find perfect app but on android 5 its crashes sometimes so need to compile it with new libraries yeah ok but the fucking android delete some functions and now its not working and i need to fix it but then i will have Windows 2000 on phone2
Me: Android Pie ?
Android: "Yes Haxk20 ?"
Me: Im coming for you again ! Im gonna hunt you down and you gonna run and then you gonna run faster and faster carrying more and more stuff since support on my phone will be better and better !!!!
Are you fucking ready ?
Android: "Noooooo dont do it ! You are crazy you hunted me when i was Oreo and you got me that time. I dont want to do it again !"
Me: Well yeah that were good times. You really dont want to do it again ? I mean once i got you you will be OK and happy.
Wait a sec. You are just android. I dont give a fuck about your opinion.
"Run android RUN !!!!!!"6
Every time user complains about high latency in my Android Audio app:
User blames -> Me
Me blames -> JUCE
JUCE blames -> Google
Google blames -> Phone manufacturer
Manufacturer blames -> Users for not paying enough2
My PM googles some really weird things. One day I saw him googling "how to play songs during phone call android"5
This is bound to start a war, but now I can shove Android.... wait for it.....
ON MA FREAKING IPHONE 😍
Best of both Worlds: Android on Phone, OS X for working. In my opinion everyone should use what he/she likes best. So no offense to anyone :) btw: I know that the Android Sticker doesn't look 100% like the original one.. it's all about the message behind it :)2
1. Get rubber ducky
2. Finish Android Oreo for my phone.
3. Do some stuff.
4. Well I don't fucking know I don't have plans for few fucking months !!!
5. Fucking Really ?
6. ... OK that's enough !!1
Why do people regard their phone as iPhone when they buy a iPhone like 'Where's my iPhone' instead of just 'Where's my phone'? I've never seen anyone yelling 'Where's my Android'. I've mostly seen this among Indians.6
Why the fucking hell is it so fucking hard to find an Android phone without a shitty ass UI slapped over it?
Holy fucking shit this is fucking ridiculous.18
>Get java "From zero to hero" book at the age of 12
>Follow along and despair at all the java jargon
>write small programs for fun
>ff to 14yo
>Get my first android phone (galaxy S3)
>Get android 4.0 book
>Follow along and despair at all the android jargon
>Develop small apps for fun
>Learn Java, C and python for the rest of high school
>discover functional programming (erlang/elixir) towards the end of highschool
>Learn said language
>Find first job and current job right after that
Machine translations + ads = ❤️... The dialog says: "You have to update your Android rocket launcher or your phone will be locked in one day."2
Android O. Curse for dark theme guys 😢. Not to mention half the apps on my phone crash right now.
P.S. I hate these new backward compatible emojis too.9
The fact people are still tryna have Android phones vs iPhone debates is retarded. Just use the got damn phone and get over yourself thinking it fucking matters.16
How many Gmail accounts have your non-techy relatives created because they keep on forgetting their password and shit? Everytime they have a new Android Phone, they also have a new Gmail. Smh.5
Using my Android to remote desktop into my pc so I can play games on an emulated Android phone, I love technology 😂8
If Android phone has a bug and doesn’t receive fix: nobody cares
If iPhone has a bug and Apple fixes it after 2 days: WOLOLOLOLO, APPLE SUCKS! THE END OF APPLE IS NEAR!13
I'm working on a project that integrates your Android phone with your PC. Stuff like file transfer, sending SMS and notification sync. I just had an idea for an awesome feature. Started researching and found that the Android API exposes exactly what I need. Full of motivation I started coding until I realized that the permission I need cannot be granted to third-party apps. Happened the second time. Fml
Me: *Trying to get the mobile banking app*
App: Nope, you have a rooted device
Me: *disables root access for apps and adb*
App: Nope, you have a rooted device
Me: *Maybe a xposed module would help*
Xposed: Nope, you have android nougat
Me: *Maybe there's some LineageOS marshmallow rom for my phone*
LineageOS: Nope, just android 7.1
client to Freelance programmer : we'll need a website, an android app, an ios app, a windows phone app, a windows desktop application, a Linux app, a mac app, we also want an interactive game version of the app, for learning and tutorials, can you develop all that? *developer : yes. *goes to learn c# : )20
Arguing with my girlfriend (recalled from my mind, not 100% accurate)
she: What do you expect when you buy an android?
Me: sure thing apple is more "unpack it, use it", easy to use - but android is more like an empty canvas. The first thing when I buy it is setting it up to my needs.
she: You don't understand, what do you expect from your android device?
me: It has to be affordable and work for a certain time
she: No I mean, do you.. when you unpack your phone, expect it TO WORK?
me: Sure, it's not like I buy a pile of trash, I expect it to work
she: you're too stupid, baka
me: ... ? *confused*
she: When you say it is like a canvas, isn't a canvas someday full?
me: yes, every phone, iPhone, Pixel, Samsung, every phone has a limited memory
she: *mad* you don't get it, silly
me: I want to but heh, I don't get it10
My phone reboots whenever I open this one particular app! Like wtf, I even tried to reinstall the app, no help.
On the plus side, I don't have to hit the hardware power button to restart :)
"Its a feature!!!"5
Worst experience was hard bricking my android phone after I've messed with its partitions. I'm still sad about that.9
So, its time for a new phone.
I'm looking at getting a OnePlus 6. Should I?
Currently using a iPhone 6s but I want to switch to android.
Whats my options?30
I really want to test out a fully functional Ubuntu Touch phone but I don't have access to one.... Really wish my Android could dual boot it so I could try it out.4
Pintrest-like thing: Ten things you didn't know you could do with your android phone
(Picture shows a guy holding sole phone with iOS)5
Bought a new android phone and spent an hour:
* uninstalling apps
* disabling automatic updates
* disabling recommendations
* disabling sending anonymous usage data
* disabling notifications
It's like playing hide and seek but without fun4
I am a Windows user and have been using Mac for last 3 years. I knew SSH for a while, but used it just to connect servers when no other options were available.
Today I just found that I can connect to my Mac from my Android phone using SSH and can run any command I want. I am now running builds and deploying code from my phone since then.
I don't know why I am feeling this happy 😁1
Bought a Chromebook last weekend. Best. Decision. I've. Made.
It's so great. It's so light, it uses USB C to charge (so when I go to visit my parents halfway across the country, I can bring 1 cable for my phone, switch, and laptop), and it's the perfect Android development device, since it runs Android apps and you can use Android studio within crouton.
I have never loved a new device so much, and I remember the days when I mocked Chromebooks because they sucked. Android app support turned that around.4
My dad has had an android phone for about 3 years now. He just learnt that the big circle at the bottom takes you to the home screen. I love my dad.2
You can get mad about Apple releasing stuff that Android has been doing for 10 years. But also get mad about you not being able to pick up and Android phone that is not a buggy mess. I will pick Apples pretentious products over wanting to throw my phone on the floor at least 5 times a day because swiping doesn't work the first 10 times or because I have to select an input field 6 thousand times for it to highlight or because every action has a delay for no apparent reason.
Yes Apple sucks but truth is Android sucks hell of a lot more. Sorry not sorry.34
Fuck! My brain just had a catastrophic forgetting!!
I can't remember the PIN of my Android phone that I'm using right now. Luckily, I'm still in because of my finger print but won't help is phone restarts.
Seems like your can't reset PIN without entering previous PIN.
anyone else make grand prediction in the past which turned out to be bit off like:
"Windows Phone 7 is going to take over from Android and Apple"6
More than 3GB ram is useless on android phones. Change my mind.
I bought cheap lg g5. It has 4gb ram (my old phone had 1gb ram). I have opened chrome with 4 tabs, an AAA game, devRant, Instagram, a vpn app, android settings and I'm listening music. There is still free 1,2 gb ram. Also this is not my everyday usage. I use maximum 3 apps at same time.22
Android, please fuck off. I cant install/update apps because i don't have enough space. So 1gb of free memory is not enough for a 10mb app?
This is my 3rd android phone, and I've had the same issues on all of them.
Probably getting a iPhone 7. Sad, i know :(19
Me: Hmm... My Android phone has been acting strange lately, cell signal keeps dropping... Maybe I picked up a virus... let's flash the latest update.
Phone: Updating Done
Me: Hm... signal is still bad... maybe it's hardware... *Angry*
Phone: By the way you lost root
Me: @#$%$&&$%^#$!#$@$%$#%^ OK LETS SEE, SUPERSU, REINSTALL THE BINARIES... YES!!!
Phone: Reinstalling... Restarting...
Me: it's not loading.... why? NO! I bricked it..... NO NO NO NO.....
*1 hour of flailing...*
Hey Recovery still works! OK, let's try to reflashing the OS
Phone: Flashing... Restarting...
Me: Please, please... let this work.... it's not starting............. wait. IT LOADED!!!! WOOT!!!! AWESOME...
Phone: still no root...
And there went my most of my evening which I was supposed to spend preparing for an interview tomorrow....6
This evening for curiosity i executed a nmap over my android phone expecting (like everyday) all port closed.
But i see
9080/tcp open glrpc
Let me check something....
And the first line provied me the UID of the app that was running on 9080 port (2378 in hex)
So let me check which app is that
$dumpsys package | grep -A1 "userId=*UID*"
And the answer is com.netflix.mediaclient
Why netflix is running a http server on 9080/tcp on and android phone??3
Now that the Phone has a custom rom with root, with only a little issue with some split screen nonsense I'm finally ready to use my phone like a normal ph- OH MY GOD WHAT IS THIS? WHERE THE HELL ARE MY BLOBS? WHAT THE FUUCK!?
Good thing that I rooted with Magisk and I could flash the blobs https://forum.xda-developers.com/ap...9
So i heard from my friend that CTO had asked Android team to make the app be able to root the phone upon installation.
Dude wtf are you smoking?!2
Guess I just semi-wrecked my old testbed Android phone.
Don't you just love it when you touch on the screen in the middle and it registers as a touch to the top right corner? I sure don't.2
Just pulled the trigger on a Librem 5 pre-order. I'm super excited. Android was getting shittier with every release, and ios is even worse(to me), so I was getting distraught about my next phone.5
Today was very good day for me:
one of my friend said he is going to buy new phone as his older phone is unrepairable (Android failed to boot). I took the phone installed twrp - unlocked bootloader and then flashed cynogen os and boom! android booted up.
Now they think me as a genius and says i wrote that Android OS, i tried saying its just a hack due to open source but they still think me as a HACKER! :)6
My oldies, they take me back. It's actually amazing I got my hands on a prototype for an LG phone from way back. It was never released to public. Android is in my roots...2
I was just removing empty folders from my MOTO X (Devs sometimes get time to kill).
Saw an empty folder "/storage/emulated/0/"
~Everything has gone from my gallery, music and I felt like sinking~
Sometimes I think, it is good not being an Android Developer...(Unfortunately I'am)
The positive part of the story:
>>fastboot OEM unlock
I rooted my phone and did too many crazy things I could do with a rooted phone.2
When you're using any Android or Windows phone and passerby asks "Is that an iPhone? That looks like an iPhone".
I just noticed that I can't select text from rants or comments on my android phone. I wanted to quote a part of the rant. Is this intentional?6
When a client asks why their website doesn't look good on their mobile and you know you covered most of your bases and they Using a sh1tty android phone where the screen size is like 270px X 310px 🙈1
there is nothing more annoying than plugging the usb cable to the real android device for debugging, but if you move that cable 1mm the whole fucking connection breaks, the beep sounds of connected/disconnected phone rings, the fucking laptop explodes, phone explodes, dick explodes, the house gets on fire, my dog gets on fire, i run out of house while burning in flames alive and the whole house fuckin explodes like a nuclear bomb2
Is it just my phone or does the gif never play correctly on the first cycle on devrant Android app.....?4
Fuck Google , fuck Android and in particular fuck you PlayStore. What the fucking fuck. Wanted to dowload an App -> please free 120mb on the Phone. Did that. Proceeded to download the App. 2.02mb
How the fuck1
Hmmmm. Android emulator supports full treble. Amazing. Now i can test treble builds without flashing on phone.
Ahhhh fuck it. Everybody knows im gonna test it on real phone anyway. since emulators always say yeah GPU is working. Flashed on real phone and MALI: Failed to intialize GPU. Ohhhhh fuck youuuuuuuuuu.
When i first got introduced to programming in highschool, java was the only thing offered. years later i picked up java again to throw together my first project. a 100 lvl java android phone game on my own. needless to say lol it was my utter failure! i remember my phone acting like it was on heroin constantly after install lol fuck that game
Phone is slowing down to the point of unusability. Guess it's time to "accidentally" wipe my data partition again. Yay Android woes.7
Bought an iPhone a few weeks ago, and I’ve already decided that I hate it. Any recommendations on an android phone for ~€200? (used or new)26
Mobile (Android/iOS) gaming has such potential but publishers keep pushing out mindless garbage. What's the point of getting a gaming phone only to spend your time playing gatcha games?6
If you own an Android phone and use a Linux based distro on your laptop/PC then you should totally check out KDE Connect!2
Don't take your Android phone when you commit a crime. Otherwise you'll get a notification next day...
How would you like to rate this crime scene you visited yesterday...
I rooted my phone and flashed a new Android version and I got to say, I can't be happier. This is best choice I've made since ever.3
Checking Android Pie changes.
"Android 9 harnesses the power of artificial intelligence to give you more from your phone. Now it's smarter, faster and adapts as you use it."
Ok... So all Android Pies will have the possibility of becoming self-aware? If they have A.I. ...2
Cellphone sizes keep on increasing. The only phone under 5 inches that are worth buying are all iPhones.
I've been using Android phones since HTC dream. Looks like I'll have no choice but to switch to iPhone this or next year.
What phone do you use? Do you like big phones? Why?
I have small hands :(27
I've had a Xiaomi Mi 8 for a few months now. Although I'm impressed by what I got for the amount I paid (a phone that cost about $250 for 6GB RAM, Snapdragon 845, Android 9 and premium build quality is quite a steal), it definitely comes with a consequence.
MIUI (specifically MIUI 11) is godawful. It is single-handedly the worst Android ROM I've ever used since my shitty Android 2.2 phone back around 2010. If you're gonna buy a Xiaomi phone, plan to install Lineage OS on it (but even that's a pain which I'll explain why later).
- Navigation buttons don't hide while watching a video.
Why? God only knows. The ONLY way to bypass without root this is to use its garbage fullscreen mode with gestures, which is annoying as all hell.
- 2 app info pages?
Yeah, the first one you can access just by going to its disaster of a settings app, apps, manage apps and tap on any one.
The 2nd one you can access through the app info button in any 3rd party launcher. Try this: Download Nova launcher, go to the app drawer, hold on any app and tap "app info", and you'll see the 2nd one.
Basically, instead of modifying Android's FOSS source code, they made a shitty overlay. These people are really ahead of their time.
- Can only set lock screen wallpapers using the stock Gallery app
It's not that big an issue, until it is, when whatever wallpaper app you're using only allows you to set the wallpaper and not download them. I think this is both a fuckup on Xiaomi and (insert wallpaper app name here), but why Xiaomi can't include this basic essential feature that every other Android ROM ever made has is beyond me.
- Theming on MIUI 11 is broken
Why do they even bother having a section to customize the boot animation and status bar when there's not one goddamn theme that supports it? At this point you're only changing the wallpaper and icon pack which you can do on any Android phone ever. Why even bother?
They really, REALLY want to be Apple.
Just look at their phones. They're well designed and got good specs, but they don't even care anymore about being original. The notch and lack of a headphone jack aren't features, they're tremendous fuckups by the dead rotting horse known as Apple that died when Steve Jobs did.
Xiaomi tries to build a walled garden around an inherently customizable OS, and the end result is a warzone of an Android ROM that begs for mercy from its creator. Launchers integrate horribly (Does any power user actually use anything that isn't Nova or Microsoft launcher?), 3rd party themes and customization apps need workarounds, some apps don't work at all. People buy from Xiaomi to get a high end budget Android phone at the price of some ads and data collection, not a shitter iOS wannabe.
They really, REALLY want you to have a sim card
If you don't have a sim card and you're using your phone for dev stuff, you're a 2nd class citizen to Xiaomi. Without one, you can't:
- Install adb through adb
- Write to secure settings
- Unlock your bootloader and get away from this trash Android ROM
What's the point? Are they gonna shadow ban you? Does anyone contact them to unlock their bootloader saying "yeah I wanna use a custom rom to pirate lizard porn and buy drugs"? They made this 1000000000x harder than it needs to be for no reason whatsoever. Oh yeah and you gotta wait like a week or something for them to unlock it. How they fucked up this bad is beyond me.
So yeah. Xiaomi. Great phones, atrocious OS.14
I remember when Android brought new innovative functionality and the play store offered hundreds of apps to customize your phone and so on. (Compared to my previous phone)
Now I feel like every new version, if it's Android or iOS, just adapts more to fit the common user. The apps I mentioned still exist but the store offers your trends that - yea, suck (hello social networks)! It's not a phone with new features anymore but a phone that's better for fucking braindeads. And I dislike that. I am not the common user.6
Just found out my phone (stock, no root) has user-settable minimum DPI? The battery saver thing drops the DPI some and auto-adjusts the DPI and resolution to save power, but I didn't know I could set it... (Minimum 320 DPI, max 960 DPI)6
Got a new project.
Since i got android 6 ported to my old phone and since ubuntu touch is based around 6.0 (i think) then lets port it.
System Programmer Saga
I'm an old phone operating system programmer. We had to flash ROMs every time. You Android kids don't know how good you have it. Get off my lawn!3
So... Google Chrome on Android got an update (just reset my phone so maybe some funky Google roll out) and... I don't know how I feel...
I love it so much but hate it at the same time...9
Trying to get Pokemon Go running on iOS in Germany....
.... first time I regret not having an Android Phone 😫3
Another one. Next phone is definitely an Android. Fuck this shit.10
1. Hard reset his Android phone
2. Install the same junk apps again
3. Complain why the phone is lagging
4. goto 1.1
Out of no where, i remembered the day when i introduced an android phone to my mother.
The first thing she asked was , "Where is the 'touch' in it on which every body is losing his mind?"
It's 3am, just submitted an app for review for iOS... go to take one last test drive on the release build for android, and I get stuck in an infinite loop of "system up stopped working". An factory reset and an hour later, I'm saying fuck this, android waits, and fuck whatever Xamarin did to my phone. While I'm at it, fuck Apple for making me have 20+ icons in different sizes, and their shitty walled garden approach to a so called marketplace.4
Smashed the screen on my beloved LineageOS Moto G4 last night.
(Alcohol may be partly to blame.)
Any suggestions for a cheap Android phone with a stable release of LineageOS?7
Recently, Android development, because it feels good to think about an app idea in your mind, write the code, and seeing it working in your phone or tablet; very rewarding.3
My phone just died. Got a new phone on recommendation of friends and flash Jolla on it. The OS is super nice but the "Android support" doesnt work. No lastpass, no netflix, no prime, signal works half, no banking app.
I really need my windows phone back. It just worked without issues. After two android phones and now a Jolla in about two years im kinda done with all this shit.15
Final episode of leverage redemption, they used an Android phone. Have you ever seen a TV series where they don't use an IPhone?!
Cracks start small 😋6
-Had low battery so I put the phone on power saver mode (decreases brightness) and manually lowered it to minimum as well
-Couldn't see shit
-Thought something is wrong with my phone
-Reset it completely
-Now the screen is fine
-The light blinked in my brain and I realized I'm an idiot
WHAT ANDROID PENDEJA MADE THIS EVEN POSSIBLE TO BE DONE YOU SON OF A BITCH1
What? You've been messaging me for days? I'm sorry. I got a new phone; it extremely experimental, as it's using linux and not android or iOS. I guess I just haven't gotten your messages.
The pine phone gives be the best excuse I've had in years for ignoring people!
For the record though, I *have* been getting all their calls and messages since switching to Postmarket.2
I was trying to watch an instructional YouTube Python video (on my Android phone) while it was dark in my bedroom, and then I remembered that Youtube for Android doesn't have a damn dark mode... NOOOOOOOO!!! :( :(
Why did you do this to us Google!5
Compass readings on Android phone might get messed up when iPhone gets close to it.
I have azimuth showing in my app, we wanted to check if it's working and we put an Android phone on the table and iPhone with compass app running. Android showed 20 degrees less. Colleague picked up iPhone and azimuth on Android changed by 20 degrees :D2
My phone is officially losing charge with TurboCharge and I can't turn it off as alarms won't go off..
Might need to return to my old *shivers* iPhone
All my family now have iPhone...I feel so alone using android. Eventually something's going to go wrong with there phone and I'm going to need to fix them (never had an iPhone)😧😭6
The worst part about owning a non Nexus Android phone is the long wait for the next version of Android. I want 7.0 but I'm not even sure if my s7 edge on Sprint will get it before the year is over9
This is my mom's phone (yes I have access..fingerprint access, she doesn't 😝).
I just cleaned it up.... And now gonna run an experiment.
Which Weather app will she use? (Actually on my Android phone I use DarkSky but it cost money) 😐1
Google's attempts to follow the iPhone just make me think, "Might as well get an iPhone."
I wish Google would create a high-end phone with grippy, durable case, replaceable two-day battery and SD card slot. Vanilla Android with latest updates. Bring it in at a reasonable price (which I'd hope would be possible if not trying to squeeze everything).
Given me a real alternative here. Don't try and lead with design. It's letting Apple choose the battlefield.7
How to convince someone that it's not helpful to delete apps running in background (RAM) on an android phone? it's like a habit for that person😌
says phone will explode with too much RAM being used and don't want apps run in background ... 😥
pls help for arguments16
Trying to explain to people why 6GB of RAM on a phone is overkill.
Seriously, you do know your phone can only do one thing at a time right?
And Android still shuts down the app after certain amount of time even if there is enough RAM.16
So... I let people around me who see me programing assume what they want to about my abilities, so when they asked if I could hack I decided to play a joke. I said "give me your phone and I'll show you your files and make your phone display a white for a few minutes" (phone was an Android with no lock on it), I do all that as I had an app that closed itself already built for other reasons... They said "cool, now hack that guys Facebook" .... people are gullible...
Eavesdropping by phone's microphone and speech recognition to serve targetted ads by Google? Anyone here had a feeling this happened to them or knows is this already a thing?
Happened to me on my Android phone multiple times over last year on different subjects, that I was talking live with a person, for example how someone had eyelid surgery (my phone was locked in my pocket the whole time and I didn't google search what that is, or made any text input into device whatsoever) and couple minutes later an ad came on my phone for exactly something we were discussing before. Weird coincedence or something more? 🤔9
I embrace the removal of the audio jack on smartphones, and I like listening to music via my Bluetooth headset.
Yet why, for fuck's sake, is a double tap on the headset's play button mapped to Call Redial?
I have lost count how often I called someone by mistake. How is such on action a meaningful default? What were they thinking, were they thinking at all?
Everytime I turn on the goddamn headset, I take extra care to ensure that I don't doubletap yet it still often happens by mistake.
I rarely call people anyways on my smartphone anyways.17
So what phone do you guys use? I'm currently looking to upgrade to something preferably android from my 7+12
Is there some basic guide to privacy for (android) phones?
Like where you flash some secure ROM, get timely updates , no gapps or privacy threatening app, use secure services and alternatives mainstream ones, and use foss s/w.. And something like fdroid instead of playstore store or something..
Ignore the badly framed idea, but you get my point..6
The new Android messages color changes using Google material design 2 looks like the Easter Bunny shat all over my phone.3
When you are trying to root your Android phone and accidentaly flash the wrong zip file.
My teacher gave me his phone during class and told my to give him Android 7.0 (HTC m7) and now I am plowing through Verizon's bullshit to unlock the bootloader
The first error on my first react native app happened on production. It was just once in a Android 4.4 from 2010... how do I even simulate that ? 😶4
An asynchronous service in android which sends an Http request to a webpage to store its content every 3 seconds regardless of its response, and runs forever?
What the fuck where you thinking. You just killed my phone!!2
I don't know how people dont get annoyed with ads on their fucking phones home screen from some weird apps they probably felt needed to install because the next sheep (online or not) told them so.1
Oh, Only 1 bug. exterminate.
Inserted 100 rows of wrong data into tables in a Loop.
RaspberryPi Burnt due to electrical feedback from the sensors.
Android phone froze.
Wow. I still have my sensors fine though.
That moment when the bluetooth headset has a better connection (no stuttering) to your android phone in the other room than to the windows pc right in front of you...7
I don't know if this is a joke or a miracle.
I was pooping myself on a toilet, and beside me was a bucket of water, then there was a mosquito in my palm where I held my phone. after I snap it, I accidentally threw my phone at the bucket of water.
First and foremost. It's not a water-proof phone, so don't expect that I'm rich. I immediately grab it and it's so wet.
After a while, it gets a lot of touch bug and plugged in headset which is full of water in it.
tried to wash it after I'm done pooping. shut the phone and wait until it's all dry.
After that, my phone went to teamwip(bootloader) telling me that the custom OS is missing.
After some coding, I checked my phone and it's all normal now.
Lesson Learned: never shit when you have a phone with you.4
I don't want to start any wars in the comments, but what do you devs prefer: iOS or Android?
I'm not saying one is better. I'm just genuinely curious what other devs use. I prefer to use Android because I can do more with my phone.
I'm actually curious what most of you use, so feel free to tag other ranters you know in the comments. I've already commented the few I could come up with off the top of my head.16
Stock Android rant
Friend: your phone looks different
Me: yah running stock android
Friend:where is the file manager and it looks weird
Me:that's the price of using stock android
Friend:what's stock android btw
Me:it's clutter free software from Google
Friend:what is clutter free and I don't like it though
Me:I finally give up on him and have my phone back2
Android studio emulators suck dick. I've been trying to put some goddamn files on the emulator in order to film my app working- hey, whaddaya know, the app doesn't see any of the files (On my phone it works flawlessly) and when I try to get to "emulated" folder- access is denied. What the actual fuck android studio?
Going to start learning about Android development. I already know java and I'm at beginner level in windows phone apps.
Any suggestions would be great, thanks.2
It drives me nuts when people compare iPhones to Samsung, not realizing that Samsung did not invent Android, nor are they the only phone manufacturer or Android OS distributor.
If you're comparing iOS to Android, that's one thing. Or if you are comparing iPhone's hardware to a specific Samsung phone's hardware, I get it. Heck, I'm cool if you compare the iPhone X to the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, because they're similar in price. But don't say that Apple is better than Samsung when you mean you have an issue with Android, or your battery life on your $300 Android device wasn't as good as your $700 iPhone. Apples to oranges guys! It's like comparing Visual Studio 2015 to Python.
I don't care who is right or which is better. At least know what you're comparing!
Anyone interested in the new Asus ROG phone? It looks super thuggish, and is being marketed as a "gaming phone." I think it looks neat, but 6" is way too big for me, there's no sdcard, and no LTE bands have been listed yet.
But it comes with a really cool docking station, which to me, makes it an ideal parsec rig.
What do you think?6
I really miss the android Gingerbread of my Samsung galaxy Y phone.
I still wish to have a plain and simple device for myself.
As an Android user I constantly think I coulda got a better cheaper phone.
Such is life **typed from my Moto G**3
Devrant app cant even open ten rants in a row without crashing. Oh of course you have android inside Kubernetes running on top of arch Linux on your phone and it works fine, please fuck off.18
New update available on your phone...
Wait people to teste it before installing. It look stable, ok i will install it
After the update
Fucking shit the clock is on the left side 🤮 what the fuck is this shit android... The settings menu is now a ducking mess. The finger print scan is so slow i can cooke an egg before he unlock the phone. The multi tasking screen is like iphone and look like a garbedge. Some applications rushing running.3
If all phone manufacturers could just ship their Android devices with an sqlite3 executable installed, my day would be so much easier.9
That horrible, dreadful, feeling when your openvpn server is not working as intended anymore, and yet you can't remember what was the last thing you changed a few weeks ago.
Even worse, one client seems to still work just fine, while another seems completely broken.
- pc1 (windows): all good
- phone 1 (android 8.1): no connectivity, both internal and external
- phone 2 (android 7): all good
All with the exact same config.
If there is a god, I must be in hell. Otherwise I cannot see the point of this sensless torture.3
Can't find help for this.
I want to program my arduino with my phone, but ArduinoDroid doesn't detect the Arduino while the device detects a USB device plugged in.
Can't find any help so don't know if it's my android (xioami mi A1 Android 8.1, soon Android 9). Anyone who uses that knows?5
Repeater + Android 4.2.2 + Android web server
I have a stupid problem.. Mas that is the opposite of everyone else (so no Google can help me)
I want my android phone (my personal server) to connect directly to the router, and never to the repeater (the port 80 is blocked this way)
How can I do this magic?
I am sick of Android cave dwellers go outside everytime iOs released and make their old tired “inNOvatIon” joke.
Apple does not say we brought these things first, so there is no base for a joke even. But when Apple does, you can be sure it will be far more perfect than your average Android phone has, or even top end ones.11
Any mid-class phone recommendations?
I want a good battery and relatively okay performance. Any android device, between 150-350€ maybe.
(Idc about camera etc)9
Cause there's no really safe solution for that right now, finally release my favorite and verifiable secure linux password management tool for the web and as apps for iOS, Android and Windows Phone - including online synchronization, so you can access your passwords anywhere. (Web and Android first, the other platforms later).
At the moment it is still a pure gpg based Linux terminal application.2
I just spent a few hours wondering why Android Studio wouldn't recognize my phone. I later found out that it was set to "Use same device for future launches", but as i never used a device before it just didn't have a standard device and decided to just throw me an error instead of asking me to select a device. Yeah, Android Studio is great
I forgive Microsoft for all the bugs on W10. Why? Because Cortana on Android mirror notifications from phone to PC smoothly. Saving so much time. And I get to know if I miss calls or messages. Brilliant.6
I broke my phone so now I've revived an old S5360. Does anyone happen to have a devRant APK for Android 2.3 on ARMv6? I figured if Facebook doesn't work then it's high time I start binge scrolling devrant instead.3
There must be a simple, reliable, compatible, battery efficient way to poll an api every ten minutes and send user a notification, right?
AlarmManager : Ok. But who cares about battery anyways?
Google cloud messaging : Ok, you can have battery efficiency. But who lives without Google anyways?
JobScheduler : Ok, but you need Lollipop. Which Android phone doesn't get updates? Oh wait, shit.6
So my aunt called because her phone had ran out of storage as she had "by mistake" disabled Play Store,WhatsApp, Browser, Chrome and every other fucking app, and she had to install WhatsApp back. After an hour of struggle explaining her to move her songs to memory card, enabling Chrome and Play Store, installing WhatsApp, I have started to lose faith from humaninty.
To make things worse, every Android phone manafacturer feels obligatory to change the settings app as per their wish and I didn't have a clue where the settings to enable apps were on her phone.
And I had to do all this through a phone call
And I can't say "No"
There should be a button in Android: I'm too dumb for all this stuff4
Hm... Windows 11 supported Android apps, and Microsoft Store will give devs 100% of sales.... For now....
Wonder if that includes in-app purchases....
But I sense the return of the Windows phone soon.... If this goes well....6
!Dev but tech
Just got me whole day ruined.. the hifi guy insulted me like I never.... He thought my neat android was.. *shocking*.. an iPhone 7. 🤮😵
I must carry on knowing that... People might confuse my phone for being.. an.. apple phone 😶 the drama is real2
Yesterday i almost made my phone dead. The most expensive pad in my life xD
But i ws managed to do hard recovery. Watch thenewest superSU update.1
A long time ago, I used AIDE (Android IDE) to write a simple application to output random numbers for the lottery. I test it out and head to the gas station. I pulled out my phone to generate numbers, and received something like 36892789, 3, 78921593, 5.
After hours of staring at my code, I transferred and compiled with Eclipse and the problem disappeared.4
Hey guys! I want to purchase a new phone. I owned an Asus zenfone2 and was happy with it. I want and android phone with at least 4 gb of ram and a decent chipset. I am not interested in samsung s8 google pixel or such. I was looking into oneplus 3 or 5 or lg g6. Could you provide some suggestions?9
I'd there a way to setup 2 Android phones so I can control one from another?
I want to take selfie using one phone using the other.14
Trying to make android system rw on a rooted phone, but it doesn't allow me. FML. Hiw am I going to block YouTube ads now?8
Every time I open devRant, I have >0 Notifs. Why am I never notified by Android about this anymore? I used to get one Android notification for each devRant notif in the list. Now, my phone never goes off for any of them and nothing from devRant appears in my android notifications. I did not change my settings. Running latest app version on Android 6.
So I bought a new phone, I was super excited getting it, I even got to open it at work with my colleagues watching. It was really nice, the S8 is an attractive phone... Until it started crashing very very regularly. I want to go back to my old phone, that's how bad it is. Turns out this is a common experience, how can this be at the top of all the review lists if it has this problem? Is the assumption that you are going to install stock android as soon as you get it? Or is someone paying for reviews?4
What the fuck, Android? My phone was locked, and the last open app was Instagram brcause I was chatting with my friend. So I try to unlock the phone with fingerprint, as I always do. The phone unlocks (at least it looked like it) and I get straight ot my IG chat, but at the same time an error message appears on the top of the screen saying that it failed to unlock the phone. And sure enough when I check my navi bar, the recent apps button is missing, indicating that the phone is still in a locked state. So after a failed unlock, someone with enough luck can get full access to my instagram chats and whatever else the foreground app is??? What the actual fuck?2
Not completely a dev thing. But now days it seems like everyone is either an audiophile or a master at phone design. Like for REAL! What do you want???
This sounds like crap (has HD Sound)
This looks ugly (any and every phone)
It seems like there a lot of trolls that just go to events they really don't like... Why do Samsung Fans watch Apple events??
You dont see vegans going to every meet market they see.... Like for real.....
I'm building an app with Cordova and everything was working great, tested on multiple devices and everything worked perfectly. Until my boss called me to say that some interfaces don't work on his phone. Needless to say Android 4.3 doesn't like the "new" syntax of flex and just tells me that I can fuck off. Well Android fuck off too.2
In my quest to ditch iPhone, due to there ridiculous prices, i have been looking at android based alternatives. Never (ever) used android b4. So, as my son is getting to that age that he is pleading for a phone, I decided to buy a Wiley Fox Swift 2. This has been great as my son loves it. From a UI perspective it really makes iPhone seem dated. From a UX perspective, fuck me, it needs work. Comparatively IOS is such a piece of piss to configure and use. I don't envisage that I will switch to android any time soon my wallet is not going to be happy.5
There was a small exhibition in our school. I made a retropie arcade with the ability to play them physically with gpio.
Another one streamed video from a android phone over wifi.
He won the competition.4
"Oh so you're a computer genius. Can you unlock my phone? It's locked into some random network. The phone is Android and it's Samsung"2
I was hired as an Android Developer. Now, being a Windows Phone/Mobile User but coming from Android this wasn't a problem.
Working with Android really convinced me what a piece of garbage that OS is. 50% of the code are fixes for stuff that SHOULD work and DO work on other OSes just not on Android. Often times I got in trouble for Apps crashing due to the Android Phone itself failing it's job which I of course can't fix. Sadly, I'm only trained in Android and Windows Development and no one wants a Windows App, so I'm still stuck with this underpayed job which makes me sad!
Wen I got my first Android phone I came across a make your own Android app ad with one of those "no programing experience needed drag and drop interface" I made a few news feed apps then got completely hooked,then I thought "I want to control everything within the app and not only drag and drop stuff" that thought changed my life.I started learning phonegap and started making Android apps with html5 ,put ADs on and published them to the play store.I then expanded my knowledge learnt Java,mysql,php,wordpress.
I have always had android phones but after 18 month into 2 year contracts the batteries always become crap and last about 18 hours. Is this just an android thing or does it happen to iPhones as well?
I was thinking of going on the iPhone upgrade program to get a new phone each year and just getting a simple only deal.
Any advice welcome!13
Colleague: "Let me just try that on a decent phone".
Hes an Android user.
Me: "Yeah. Try one of these"1
So my phone updated to Android 5.1.1 (can't remember the actual number of the update) against my will. I chose no a couple of times. One day I woke up and pop! New version for you! Yay!!!
Now my battery is draining faster then ever before. Camera is freezing sometimes. I hate you Lenovo. My Vibe K5 was such a glorious phone, for my use of course, but now it's just a desk phone since it's always plugged in a power outlet 😒5
Got the update to Android Oreo on my S7 edge yesterday.
I love it. It made my phone work so much faster(really, so much!). Everything is smoother and new cool featured have been added, the UI looks incredybly modern and nice.
But there is one BIG disadvantage.
The batteryusage is terrible now. In bad times my phone lost 7%-8% in a half an our. I heard that they had the same issue when the s8 got the update to android oreo.
Pls samsung you are my favourite phone company. Fix it, it is driving me crazy!!!1
Fucked up my old phone (picked up an overheating phone with super cold hands and the screen exploded) and my new one is way faster despite having almost exactly 1/2 the CPU power (8-core 2.13GHz in old, 4-core 1.4GHz in this one) due entirely to the Android build not being dogshit. They both only have 2GB of RAM, so i'm still sitting at like 300MB of free RAM with nothing running, but it's a start.7
Hey guys, how would you rate iOS vs Android for privacy? I read recently that Android pulls up to 10x more data off of your phone (for data mining) than iOS and that overall, iOS is really the mobile OS of choice when privacy and control of your data is a priority.
Anyone have any hard evidence to support this?12
I love cortana, but it isn't officially supported on my phone due to region limits.
My question is, what Personal Assistant do you recommend?
I have looked into Ok Google, but that doesn't work on PC...
Siri just is a general nogo (see OS'es section)
- allow reminders
- allow quickly searching for something
- allow quickly opening an app (phone, PC is also nice)
- Windows 10
- Linux Ubuntu
- Android 86
is there a way to save the rant's image to my phone? (android user here)
if not, #featureRequest @dfox 😀4
A non-relationship database system with drag and drop + business process flows. It was fun at first, but like my Android phone, it slowed the **** down so much that it affected business operations. Must have been their evil plan all along.
Want to get into mobile dev, as i am pc and android phone user, so getting in android dev would be logical choice. Was thinking of iOS market as well so is/was learning Flutter(Dart). Is it a good choice? Or just stick to android? Let me know your suggestions? Thx for everything ^^3
What are the challenges of using standard Linux on phones, perhaps with a phone-optimized desktop environment?7
Does anyone know any android browser or app to have similar functionality of network tab in chrome?
P.S. For Non Rooted Phone5
Have any other nexus 6P users experienced battery and performance issues when upgrading to android O?
I love this phone and I'm not ready to admit it may be on its way out.... Denial is bliss sometimes4
Facebook YouTube URL previews..
Used to work, now doesn't..
Doesn't work on Firefox W10, but appears to work on Android phone..
Anyone know why ?2
so...if you make a linux fone (android, duh) you have to release kernel source right?
but most fones you can't frickin root, unlock bootloader, and what not. thus, making that source kinda useless unless maybe you port it to another device.
so like...how is that even legit? not beneficial to most ppl. ffs. kool you obeyed GPL but can't really apply that code.
frickin stupid. pissed. just venting and bitching bc i want root on a fone w/ the io i want.
i know you can get "root" for a shell, but not sure what all would work for that. guessing it'd still block some things going through to the actual fone env. and that doesn't cover kernel modules, especially ones that conflict with what's running.5
Asked client what android phone model were he using, replied with two pictures of the phone which are the back and front view.
How am I suppose to know what phone model you were using when the phone looks like all other any china android models... fml
p.s. : Still manage to find what phone model is that.2
@dfox There's something wrong with bluetooth keyboards in the devrant android app.
1) If you switch from the onscreen keyboard (I'm using Hacker's Keyboard) to a bluetooth one while on the rant/comment editing/posting screen the exit and post buttons become unresponsive. (Pressing the back button on your phone is okay though. If you then reopen the rant it works again)
2) switching back to the onscreen keyboard replaces everyting you've written with the tags ...?
I just learned about FRP (Factory Reset Protection) yesterday.
Didn't know that was a thing and while it's annoying it's also quite clever.3
mild rant. Android phone updated last night. Phone rings this morning. Swiping right to answer does not work. After putting glasses on, I can read the miniscule "swipe up..." text. OK, they put some words on there, not their fault I tried to answer the phone without glasses. But, why the world change how the phone gets answered? What it really a problem? I've already discovered a new one: reaching into my pocket to get out ringing phone caused an accidental swipe up so the call was answered before I got to look at the caller id info. Just another thing changed that wasn't broken to begin with. And no, I could not find a setting to change it back.4
I honestly think that a company as big as Snapchat, that focuses their entire business idea around using the phone cameras, should be less lazy. I mean why the F do they not use the camera modules on Android phones but instead simply takes screenshots of the preview? Makes the pictures look horrible, no matter the phone camera...
why would people still recruit native app developers (different ios and Android) instead of xamarin developers (one for iOS,android and Windows phone) even if apps from both platform is equally native?3
I need a new phone ASAP. Can you give me an opinion of what phone I should buy?
Budget: not more than 1,000 NIS (about 250$), but I can go a bit higher. Just don't go crazy on the prices.11
Today I wanted a new launcher on my phone (Lg G4 - old one), had the stock until now and I got bored of it.
I've installed Lawnchair launcher!
After 3 hours I'm still customizing it... ffs I have a ton of tasks and I'm "working" on my phone.
PS: I recommend it if you want a pixel launcher-like.
Updated Android on my phone and I was looking for a full minute where's my music app... to find it's now called "Samsung Music" -.- what a great idea...
I finally created a kotlin android app for a simple project idea, just personal usage. Beginner level. Quite a good and bad experience.
Functionality is done, just sucks with UI, as I'm not proficient enough with styling on android.
The result is a predefined purple action bar at the top, an almost white text section right below it with *very* light-grey textview descriptions (you can guess how visible they are on my phone...). Center is a big recyclerview, which in android studio has white background with dark grey text items, yet is black on my phone with white text items. At the bottom 3 text inputs and a centered purple "add" button.
... It's a mess as long as you don't know how to design and style on android studio.2
Anyone else having random apps stealthily installed on their Android phone? It's annoying! If this happens not only on my phone, I think Google is up for something fishy.4
Last friday my old android phone stolen in public transportation. Things I miss so bad was my bookmarked links in a hn app1
Bool rant: true;
Bool dev: false;
I purchased my Lenovo P90 a year ago and it never updated since.
Lenovo even took the P90 off the upgrade plan. Is that why I spent around 350$ on it?
I'm sill running android 4.4.4 and can't find a ROM because the phone is intel based.
When I asked them in E-Mail I got a copy-pasted anwser to use the phones update function(it returns that I'm running the newest version)1
Is it possible to install a Linux distro on a android phone?
I have already unlocked bootloader so it should work right? Android is linux too.
I'm sorry if this is more of a xda-developers or stackoverflow question. Tell me if i should move the question somewhere else.2
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My phone is a Samsung Galaxy grand prime Android 58
today i want introduce a awesome tool:
with termox i install node and express on my android phone and build a simple web app.
!Rant, I have finally found a custom Android ROM that works on my phone. Thank you Rohan Purohit, You are a legend.
Here's the link for any curious people:
Frontdev here. Spend most of my adukt life with iOS and MacOS Systems. Now i joined the other side and got me a used Android Phone. I'm going crazy here :O3
I have an idea for Android desktop. I was wondering if it would be possible to build the open source Android and chrome os code into one entity and then have them both installed on your phone.
Basically when using phone the user would use Android, and when an HDMI connection is detected, it launches chrome os on the external display.
Is this possible? I know Android has an HDMI connection event hidden in their API. I'm just unsure if the kernels will play nicely together.5
What's the best way to turn a phone into a dedicated http server? I have a useless android lying about. Wanna turn it into a server.
Linux tools on android? Or forget about android and install Linux on it from scratch? Which flavour?
Did they fire Jony Ive and we all missed it?
Seriously, I'll have to stick to my iPhone 6 one more year, with every single android fanboy making my life miserable for having an outdated phone!
And those stupid airpods...
What the hell, cutting off the bloody wires doesn't make them exactly the next big thing, more like the dumbest!7
When I hit on notifications from my phone, I'm not directed to the rant or comment that is related to that particular notification. I realized that it simply takes me to where I was before I closed the app.
Using Android app. Nougat.
Phone model: MI 55
I worked on an Android sdk that download code from remote server and run it. the I needed to added a feature that recognize when the user went to sleep(inactivity and in charger) wake the phone and start litecoin mining till someone touch the phone. it was evil but cool.3
Anyone using a newish Android One phone right now who'd care to comment on the experience?
How are the updates? Stock Android work well?10
Does anyone else having an issue with playing GIFs on devrant Android? Mine done play when I click them and the phone just halts. However, they're working just fine on desktop.
Phone: Nexus 5X
Getting my Code fix On my Phone! Bought a small laptop not long ago, few weeks, and within a couple of days, it threw a blue screen of death. What a crock pot of stewed sht. Now, thankfully, I am pain-stakingly coding on my Android. The good news is, my Asus should be here any day!2
Is someone know if is it possible to build a web server on an old Android phone (instead to buy a small Raspberry Pi)? Is it a good idea?5
What do you think took windows out of the mobile phone race leaving just iOS and Android when they have some of the best development tools?7
Can someone tell how to find if there's a backdoor in your Android phone or custom ROM installed?16
How am I supposed to learn android development when I can't run Android Studio. It is soooo slow. Fortunately I've got and android phone so I dob't need the emulator, but it's still very slow.
Yes I know I can use eclipse, but I wish I was able to learn how use Android Studio IDE 😞😞1
My phone running [Google] Android 8.1 just updated the SystemUI in the background rendering the phone unusable unless SystemUI were to be restarted 🤯
It did work properly after a restart so that's good.7
The hardwork to find a good flat in the allocated city 😓 BTW any advice on buying a good android phone between 20k to 25k? (upcoming fortnite compatibility will be appreciated) I am moving from windows phone 😅4
Just got off a chat with Google Home support, asking about the features... AFAIK it doesn't do anything too useful that I can't just do on my Android phone....1
android devs/linux users, a quick help is needed.
My Ubuntu is not detecting my phone for debugging , but rather its just charging it.
(My phone should show a notification of being connected as a MTP device, but nops, it is not detecting laptop at all, it connects as if I have connected it to a charger)
This problem just started today, idk how or why...10
Does anyone have first hand use exp with the Nextbit Robin?
My current phone (Samsung Note Edge) is currently really glitchy and sometimes the touchscreen goes black, so that leads me to thinking about getting a new phone, the Robin.
I just wanted an unfiltered review.
how to stop a Android phone from changing IPs
Don't know why, sometimes my Android server changes IPs (without restart), that fucks the exit of services....
Like, don't know why, http always works even when IP changes
but WebDav stops working.... I mean, I can use inside the network but I want to access it from the outside.
Guys I am new to Android Development,
1. Can anyone suggest me the most comprehensive Android Development Course on Udemy?
2. And I as I am new I was thinking that some apps say that they have to maintain their server but why, app is running on their phone memory. What does it have to do with server?15
Where does devrant for Android store downloaded images? And yes I allowed saving and storage access.
Android data folder is empty. Bug?
It did work before i switched to Android 8. My new phone is also android 8, and it also does not work.
So, in some company if people want to use a phone for any work related business, it should be a phone with 3+ years of promised security updates from manufacturer. So, either an iPhone or a Pixel. Or Android One program. No, they don't buy you one. No, you are not compensated in any way.1
Can i build an android application which will scan all the android apps present in your phone for viruses? Please provide any links.. Please.. i am not getting a headstart :(6
What's a good inexpensive android phone for development. Something 14 year olds could use without breaking6
No matter what brands nor expensive your Android Phone, it still sucks if it has no Pure Android OS in it
Has anyone had any luck with Raccoon for downloading Android APKs?
The last thing I need Google for on my phone is Play Store, so if this works, my Google account will be totally removed from my phone.
I've put adaway in my android phone. it's the best thing ever. but i feel bad about devs losing revenue. but i also hate ads.
@dfox I am not getting push notifications on my new oneplus 3t.... What to do?
I used android migrate feature to auto login apps from my last phone...9
Guys I need a chat with you over phonegap, have anyone here already configured in-app browser in phonegap?
I'm having trouble in google auth when using phone gap. I'm using firebase + cordova phonegap. One of the biggest problem How do I debug the phonegap app when running on my android phone?2
I set the voice password for my Android phone, it asked me to say ok Google three times.
Why can't it allowed me to name my phone ? Like Cindy Cindy Cindy ????? Don't you think that will be much safer and easier? No need to have data connection to unlock.
With the Tensor chip in Pixel 6 and all the Android features it unlocks, feels like Google just became a Monopoly since no other Android phone makers can compete?10
Hey y'all, does anyone have any good suggestions on how I can practice coding on an Android phone? I'll be travelling and don't have my laptop with me :/4
I'm thinking to buy an android phone, as a secondary device(iPhone primary), I would like to install Kali, don't care about cam specs, would like it to be cheap but not painfully slow. any suggestions?5
Hey so I am trying to work with GemRB on Android, but even though I have Baldur's Gate EE on the phone the GemRB App keeps crashing on launch.
Can anyone use View pager or ViewPager2 on AIDE on your mobile phone on Android 10? I get errors. Thanks.