>Must have apps for android
>apps that should not be on your phone
Go, /g/. Let's have this debate.
Honestly, all of them. Play services, play store, gmail. Most sync services and apps from the play store only rely on Google play services for their own circle of services and apps, games, etc. If you download apps from third party sources, just use your device for texting, email, and phone calls, maybe some web, you don't need the services. Sure your phone is limited as fuck but if you don't use Google there's no point
>install custom roms
Airdroid for sending files to your pc over wifi (please recommend a better alternative that isn't as botnet)
Tinfoil for facebook
>apps that should not be on your phone
That fucking Clean Master shit
I see so many people with that shit, the other day I was having coffee with a buddy and his tablet started throwing a fit about how his CPU was overheating and that he should clean his cache to fix it, and all he was doing was browsing the web
Have fun with nothing working properly and spending hours in adb trying to flash proper software for no good reason other than "it's open source!"
i usually praise poweramp but with last update it's totally broken for me - it crashes all the time (tried everything, the problem is not in the hardware)
had to go back to an earlier build and now everything works but I'm really mad at those faggots, it was the best player on android... hope it's dalvik/art compatibility issues and when i flash lollipoop everything will go back to normal
>storage service app
es file explorer. it's the best file explorer and supports most cloud storages
It's actually pretty good for clearing RAM and junk files. My old gs3 got loads faster after I began running Clean Master every now and then.
It can also prevent apps from autostarting at boot and such. Pretty neat if you disable the stupid notifications and reminders. Too bad it looks like somethin fisherprice designed
Are you sure tumblr isn't more your type of website?
So it works, the thing I hate is auto task killers. They tend to use more battery than they save as they close apps that just automatically start again, as well as taking up cycles itself to continue running.
>using a dedicated app for 4chan
>not just using a browser
Clover is a free and open source 4chan app created by a dude from /g/, I don't see what's bad about it
Telegram is an excellent app for group chats with promising albeit questionable security, but it works fine for what it's worth
I used to run with custom roms with my qwerty phone that broke so I recently got a Moto G. Rather than installing a custom mod I uninstalled google shit and I'm happy.
The only things I kinda miss are google maps and the google calender integration but not that much.
Does anyone know how I clear my recent searches in my Settings app?
I just got my Nexus 6 and I have a few searches in my settings that I want to clear, but when I google it every website is telling me how to clear searches in the Chrome app, which isn't what I'm looking for.
personally I prefer dark/black ui cause its easier on the eyes. browser can't provide that or other functions that clover does. easier to reply, view replys, and in general its faster
I just got a Nexus 6. This is my first Android phone in a long time.
If I set up my Google account with Play Games to I can play a couple casual games with friends, is it going to have some stupid fucking achievement system?
I am new to Android (or anything other than a dumbphone for that matter) and I was looking for something like this. Thanks.
Enlightened masters of /g/ kindly share with me the secret of listening to music on YouTube with the screen off, I usually use Pvstar+ which worked great for a while but now just gives me video cannot be displayed errors
Other than it being open source and not botnet, what features does this have? Is is crossplatform? Lightweight? Highly customizable? I looked at the app on GApps and it didn't seem like anything worth using over the stock email client.
>Airdroid for sending files to your pc over wifi (please recommend a better alternative that isn't as botnet)
If you only want to transfer files wirelessly there is FTP and Samba. I prefer the later.
Evernote (primarily as a cross platform password storer as it has string encryption)
Firefox or Chrome
A banking app (mine is HSBC Fast Balance)
A file manager
Keep Screen On (good for developement)
kind of related reposting
I am completely phone illiterate and my current smartphone is dying and I'll be replacing it soon, but the sheer variety of models fucking confuses me and I can't find any good guides
what phone do you recommend around the 150€ price range? Alternatively, where do you find which smartphones are good and crappy?
yea I mean, why the fuck do android users always feel the need to attack us, poor (only mentally though) iPhone users, we are just minding our business and they come to us to praise their shitty complicated OS (read:you neee to press one more button to get to your apps, which furstrates me because I'm mentally challenged)
>worked at telco
>customer got a gs4
>setting it up for her
>she wants me to download an anti-virus on there for her
>tell her she doesn't need it
>she understands why if she only downloads from ply store
>tells me to download it anyway
No reason really, I just don't like messing with things so much right after I buy them, not just phones. I probably will root it soon, just wondering if there's a quick alternative.
notes and to-do lists. No bling, no ads, no annoyances and it probably collects less info about you than evernote and similar apps
Log your position. Uses very little battery, freely customizable time/precision/distance intervals. No botnet, all is saved locally but can by synced to Dropbox/google/Openstreetmaps/FTP/Email
Open Street Maps for android. better than google maps, can store maps for offline use.
best calculator with swipe controls to put many function on few buttons for easy access. also lets you define custom functions and plot. Discard your Ti-83, get this
Doesnt waste your battery, simply activates whenever you call or get a call and records it, because why not? but it seems to simply use the microphone so the other person is very quiet unless on speaker
it uses the compass so it can only detect magnetic metals, but its a fun tool to have in your pocket and saved me 10 bucks and a trip to the store when i had to hang a shelf
there are probably apps which require root and they intercept the audio signal directly instead of capturing the sound through the mic
huh, whats wrong with it, what would you recommend? gmaps is useless without a good data connection and it can take up to a minute to get a precise fix on your position in the city. osmand reacts almost instantly to every step you take and you can use it in the woods far from internet
>it uses the compass so it can only detect magnetic metals, but its a fun tool to have in your pocket and saved me 10 bucks and a trip to the store when i had to hang a shelf
What device has the biggest magnetic field to make that app work most efficiently>>45909792
>there are probably apps which require root and they intercept the audio signal directly instead of capturing the sound through the mic
no >>45909775 makes more sense
really battery saving if you use shit apps
pirate to hibernate shitty persistent battery drain google services if you don't use a custom rom
best music player
install gravity box for dat dere customization
for over/underclocking, has profiles so it's cool
two tabbed file explorer, use it for smb sharing as well. you could also see which files take the most space
customization and smoothness
good stuff for ebooks
somewhat lightweight browser
use NB if you aren't autistic about muh ui
always better than stock
material design sms app
for pirating needs
handy converting tool, nice ui
finance recording, helped me save a lot
this. its surprisingly addicting.
sync, with addons: abp & quickgesture. need to download more ram though.
tabbed & able to transfer files to my pc via wifi
+gravitybox and some other modules
i love its undo/redo button.
i prefer to patch an app then to block ads from host file.
>philz touch recovery
no kidding. this thing is my savior.
I dont quite need any special features so I can't help much, but merely the fact that it automatically synced all my IMAP accounts with just login information and without any configuration was enough to switch. Also the UI is super nice looking and intuitive. I do admit I havent tried many clients so take this with a grain of salt.
>not having a banking app
>not having Cerberus with everything enabled
>not also having Google Device Manager
>not having a security lock (pin/string/pattern)
>not encrypting your phone
>not having a banking app that also requires a pin (seperate from your card/digital banking) before you can even access statements etc.
>not having a banking app that also requires you to place your card into a device sent to you by your bank (and use multiple pins to confirm) to transfer money electronically to someone you have not previously sent money to
Here's my list:
-Shadowgun Deadzone(Online futuristic multiplayer FPS(Free))
-FX File manager(Because beauty and simplicity go together)
-Zarchiver(Most powerfulest mobile file manager I know)
-Firefox(You know why)
-Viral(Stream youtube in background)
-PlayerPro(Better than PowerAmp)
-above + KitKat or ICS skin
-PlayerPro widget pack
-FX Text Editor(Because fuck IDEs)
I want to back up all my photos to Onedrive.
I use QuickPic, and I have OneDrive set up etc.
Many of my pictures are in different directories on my phone, but of course QuickPic displays them all.
Is there any way I can back them up retaining the albums and file structure as is?
No problem. The halfway-placement thing really helps. Can't remember the actual name of the setting off the top of my head, but it allows you to put icons not just in the grid but also on the lines of the grid, so they can be very close together.