What is sideloading? [Android A to Z]
Thursday 02nd of February 2012
What is sideloading? It's a term you see a lot thrown around while talking about Android applications, and it's simple to explain. It means installing applications without using the official Android Market. What's less simple is how it's done and why you would do it. That's where this post comes in. Let's explain it, shall we?How to do it is easy enough, so let's start there. In the Application settings on your Android phone, you'll find a check box to "Allow installation of non-Market applications." When it's checked, you can sideload. You'll also see a pop-up warning when you check this box letting you know that your phone is now more vulnerable to attacks from applications, and that you accept all the responsibility that comes with doing this. It makes sense -- you can't hold Google responsible for applications you didn't download through their service using their security methods. Sideloading apps is easy to do as well. You download them to your phone, then use a file manager application to find them and "click"
Free VPN service for Android tablet or smartphones
Friday 08th of April 2011
Hotspot shield is popular free VPN service on Windows platform. It is ad supported and the quality of service is good for a free service. However, I did not find an Android client for Hotspot shield.I'm looking for free VPN service for Android with good service quality. What is the best free VPN service under Android? Quality of service includes high bandwidth and low latency (delay).
Can we root the 9" Novel? Or can we only use what is on it now?
Wednesday 02nd of February 2011
I have the 9" Novel and would like to see if you can root it or is that not possible?
What is Map Samsung Service, and why does it drains battery?
Sunday 02nd of December 2012
What is this? It's draining some of my battery and I don't even know what is it.. my friend has the same phone but doesn't have this.I tried to freeze it, but it's still draining some battery. Seems to be related to bluetooth even if it's off.Cannot find infos on this. Is it safe to delete this with titanium backup?
VPN Service Binder - What is it? It suddenly appeared!
Wednesday 23rd of December 2009
After charging my Motorola Droid last night, I went on it this morning to look through the app market, and within a few minutes, it popped up a message saying my battery was about to die! (it had been fully charged!)....I went to the settings to view the running applications, and something was on there I had never seen before..."VPNServiceBinder" What is that? Should I be worried? Just did a quick Google search and it said it was a hacking software!!!! Has someone hacked my phone??? Help!!!!
Hidden service menu... what is the code? - Page 2
Wednesday 28th of December 2011
Originally Posted by grinchyany help here?Galaxy Nexus Dialer Codes - Pastebin.comInteresting... but don't see the service menu code in that list... thanks though
Hidden service menu... what is the code?
Tuesday 27th of December 2011
I can get into the information menu by using *#*#4636#*#* in the dialer and pressing send.But what is the service menu code? Anyone know what it is yet?
Icon in status bar. What is it?
Wednesday 23rd of March 2011
What is the icon for that looks like a wheel with arrows pointing away on 3 sides and then beams coming out of it on the right? Im sure it has something to do with gps or something but when gps comes on you get the standar sat looking thing with beams, so what is this? It is always on and im sure its affecting my battery. I do have back groun data enabled however I also have any app set to use background data using its own settings for updating. Any info would be appreciated.
Battery just went crazy! How can I figure out what is causing it to drain so fast?
Saturday 26th of February 2011
Around 2:00 or 3:00 this afternoon I noticed my phone felt a bit hot, but since I had just taken it out of my pocket I didn't give it much thought. I took about a 3 hour nap and when I woke my phone had shut off due to the battery being drained. I believe it was almost full when I started my nap, so that means it drained in about 3 hours while not being used. I charged it back up to about 32% and took it off the charger. In less than 2 hours I was getting the warning to plug it in because the battery was low! When I looked at the battery usage it showed: Android System: 37%Cell standby: 20%Wi-Fi: 20%Phone idle: 13%Display: 10% How can I figure out what is happening with my battery?
What is in it for Big Broadcast
Tuesday 20th of August 2013
Was just wondering why HBO or any other media company would want this to work? Think about it. I go over to Bob's house. He doesn't have HBO. I pull up my HBO Go app and stream Game of Thrones. Just playing devils advocate here. Bob doesn't even have cable. Even though I am paying for cable plus HBO subscription. It just seems like they havent "gotten" it yet, why should Big Broadcast get it this time around. Hoping I am just being negative and they finally come around. HBO may be a bad example. Posted via Android Central App and my Nexus 4 or 7