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8 posts are tagged "android"

No More Android - Part 1

Why I've Had Enough Of Android Before I even start, let me clarify one thing: LineageOS is Android, too. Every custom ROM that is based on AOSP is Android, too. For a long time I was trying to make my Android smartphone safer, better, less bloated, more useful... and always struggled with the lack...

How to REALLY Restore Lost Contacts from a LineageOS Phone

One day I ran my phone's battery down all the way to 0%, until it switched itself off. When I rebooted, of my hundreds of contacts only about a dozen were left. Of course my last backup was way too old, and I don't have any online accounts either. Ouch. But somehow I couldn't quite believe they were...

Half-bricked Phone Fixed!

This is an older (kitkat) device which I wanted to factory-reset before selling it, but alas, it wouldn't boot anymore after that. This didn't surprise me because I'd made a lot of changes to it, on a system level. Actually, it did still boot, but got stuck loading the UI, hence half-bricked. This i...