Category: Mobile

Installing Android Lollipop 5.1.1 on Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100

The Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 is still one of the most popular smartphones today. Although, official Android upgrades have been discontinued for this model it is quite easy to install Android Lollipop 5.1 on Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 using Cyanogenmod 12.1. This post describes the steps needed to install Android Lollipop 5.1 based on an […]

Cyanogenmod Updater crashes when using Nightly builts

In case you are trying to update Cyanogenmod the a current Nightly built (e.g. Nightly Cm-11-20150201) chances are that the CM updater crashes before even rebooting to the actual updating process. This problem has been confirmed by PsychoI3oy on the CM forum: Yeah, we’ve been getting a lot of crashes in the backend from cmupdater. […]

Unfortunately, Android keyboard (AOSP) has stopped on Android

In case you run into the problem of Android displaying the error “Unfortunately, Android keyboard (AOSP) has stopped“, thus robbing you the possibility to enter text in any form (short messages, emails, URLs in browser, etc.). Simply follow these steps to get rid of it: Open up the menu navigate to Settings open Apps open […]

Bugfix for urbanairship-java SDK Connection Still Allocated

Apart from another bug reported in https://www.kerstner.at/en/2012/12/bugfix-for-urbanairship-java-sdk-jsonparseexception/ there also exists a bug related to the internal use of BasicClientConnManager for sending HTTP requests. The Cause When trying to send multiple HTTP requests using sullis urbanairship-java SDK (occasionally) an IllegalStateException is thrown. This is caused due to the fact that the version does not release open […]

Installing Android Jelly Beans on HTC Desire Bravo

Update: Please read Installing Android KitKat on HTC Desire on how to setup the new Android KitKat version on your HTC Desire. Due to the memory limitations and the dusty stock Android version (2.2.something) I’ve decided to upgrade my HTC Desire (Bravo) to Android Jelly Beans (JB) (4.1.2). After numerous attempts to install various custom […]

Transfer SMS messages from Nokia to Android devices

Although there exist numerous articles explaining how to transfer SMS messages from Nokia to Android based devices, all of them required many additional programs to work. For this solution you only need to install Nokia PC Suite on your computer and SMS Importer (Lite) on your Android device Once completed, follow these steps to transfer […]

Google Maps update fails on HTC smartphone

Recently I wanted to upgrade Google Maps on my HTC Desire running Android 2.3.3. Unfortunately the update kept failing with the following error failed to download update… After several attempts to restart the download process I gave up and restarted the phone and tried again – without success. Then I realized that the automatic update […]