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Saturday, October 27, 2018

4k KODI TV BOX slowdown FIX

If, like me, you own a TV BOX (chinese android box with KODI) and you connected a big ass hard drive to it (I connected 2 8tb external usb HDDs), you might have noticed that the box slows down on intermittently locks up.
One of the reasons is overheating... and this is known.
What is not known is that these boxes have by default the android media indexer active.
They don't have enough memory to handle that and that causes problems.
I solved the problem without losing any data!

The solution is pretty simple: disable the media indexer.
And here is how:


The simple way to solve this it to enable USB debugging mode and connect to the phone using "adb" (android debug bridge) utility.

Then issue the command adb connect [box ipaddress]:5555 (on the box a popup will appear asking you if you want to authorize this operation.

Once authorized, all you have to do is issuing 2 commands.
from your computer shell, write, one line at a time:

adb shell

$ su

# pm disable com.android.providers.media/com.android.providers.media.MediaScannerReceiver

# pm clear com.android.providers.media
every time the phone will answer with "Success".

then issue the command:

adb reboot
and all your problems will be solved yahoo

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Sony Ericcsson Android problems and solution.

Since a few days the phone of my girlfriend (a SONY ERICSSON XPERIA Z3 dual) had all kinds of problems including the notification sounds totally gone.
I solved the problem without losing any data!
I remebered that years ago I posted on this blog (www.zibri.org) about a way to solve another problem (my phone was not going to deep sleep anymore) and I found out that just resetting a few settings solved the problem,
I used the same method to solve a lot of situations including this.
The reason why this hapens is that some phone settings get corrupted with time (freezes, battery removed abruptly or jusyt software glitches).

The simple way to solve this it to enable USB debugging mode and connect to the phone using "adb" (android debug bridge) utility.

Then issue the command adb devices (on the phone a popup will appear asking you if you want to authorize this operation.

Once authorized, all you have to do is issuing 3 commands (probably only one of these is needed in your specific case, so you can try one by one or all together).
from your computer shell, write, one line at a time:
adb shell pm clear com.sonyericsson.customizedsettings

adb shell pm clear com.sonyericsson.settings 

adb shell pm clear com.android.settings

every time the phone will answer with "Success".

then issue the command:

adb reboot
and all your problems will be solved yahoo