Wire free connect to Android Phone via SSH

I left my USB Type C cable cum charger in office yesterday and couldn’t transfer some files. I am aware of Shareit app but it doesn’t work in Linux. Both my laptop and phone are connected to wireless router.

After googling for while found a native and simplest way to connect to my android phone via SSH.

Installed SSHDroid on my phone and started the SSH service. From my Debian GNU Linux console started SSH session and connected to the IP of my phone and using SCP copied all those required files from phone to PC. BTW copied new songs from PC to phone as well 🙂

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How to improve Android Phone’s performance and battery life?

Today, most of us use Android phones making us smarter day by day 🙂 Android has dominated the market with above 75+%.

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Initially, when we buy a new Android, we’re eager to install all those funky apps, show-off phone’s display by installing cool themes, increasing brightness to the fullest, maximize audio and set cool ringtones etc… This is all fine with college students, boys n gals who use it for fun and show off to make style statement.

But folks like me who use smartphones for work, email, meeting remainders, maps, booking tickets etc… demand Android Phone to be an optima.

Here’s the list which helped me to improve my Android phone’s performance.

1. Disable or try to remove built-in apps which you don’t use at all

2. Remove apps which are hardly being used

3. Disable Live wallpapers, memory hungry themes and launchers

4. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc.. are all good to have apps but their background services consume memory and battery equally. We can remove the apps and switch to browser.

5. Online shopping via handheld devices greatly helps us to shop on the go while commuting to office etc… Here we need to take smart decision and install only the best one which you believe in there services and experienced it personally

6. Do not believe in mobile cleaning software, memory or RAM tools, performance improver apps etc… They may kill apps and free up resources. But the same can be done directly by us with little efforts and avoid another app sitting on your phone eating memory and resources.

7. Turn off WiFi, Data, Location Services before heading to bed. Reduce the brightness of mobile display during nights or when you’re in the dark places which would improve battery and eyes life!!

8. Reboot your phone twice a week to kill those stale and unwanted background services

I hope these steps help to improve Android phone performance and battery life which in-turn saves your money by avoiding “early” phone upgrades.

Note to:

Apple Phone Users – Most of the above points are applicable but not sure about the results as I’m yet to have one.

Windows Phone Users – Sorry, I don’t know that this thing still exists 😀

“Most of us are familiar with recycle and reusing, but how often do we think of the third R – REDUCE? ‘Reduce’ is probably the most important of the three Rs because, if we reduced, it would limit the need to recycle and reuse.” ~ Catherine Pulsifer

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Root access in cyanogenmod 12

If you want to enable root access in cyanogenmod based roms then go to Settings > Developer Options > Root Access
Select Apps and ADB

Whenever any app requires root access privacy guard would prompt you whether to give root access or not.

Whatsapp on custom cyanogen ROMs

If you come across a problem with whatsapp not displaying contacts properly on your cyanogen ROMs then the culprit is privacy guard.
Solution: By default privacy guard is active when we install a new app.
Go to Settings > apps > whatsapp > untick privacy guard

That’s it! BTW reboot phone for better results…

Do whatsapp and stay connected with pals!!

Walkman lockscreen widget for Sony Z1

For some reasons Sony Z series team messed with walkman lockscreen widget. There was no controls available @ lockscreen whilst you quickly want to pause or change music tracks.
Playstore has a good alternative intact better than Inbuilt widget called “Music Widget for Walkman”.

I’m loving it ever since I installed (1.5 days 😉
This widget works on Sony Xperia Android phones. It’s worth to give it a try!!
Music heals…

Micromax A116 volume tweaks

We know that the stock micromax comes with lower volume output. To overcome the same on the rooted phone install xposed installer ~ Gravity box. Goto to mosc. Tweaks and select audio then increase the volume within the max limit (e.g. headset volume to 150). Later reboot the phone for better performance!! I hope this help us to listen our favourite song with loud volume and fullest enjoyment.

Cheers!

Micromax A116 volume tweaks

We know that the stock micromax comes with lower volume output. To overcome the same on the rooted phone install xposed installer ~ Gravity box. Goto to mosc. Tweaks and select audio then increase the volume within the max limit (e.g. headset volume to 150). Later reboot the phone for better performance!! I hope this help us to listen our favourite song with loud volume and fullest enjoyment.

Cheers!