4.2 Jelly Bean – The Android system connects to the Google server even without any Google application installed on my Android phone

I completely uninstalled all Google apps, including Play Store, game services, etc. from my Android device and reset it at the factory. When I connect to the wifi, it connects to the Google servers. I monitored the connection using the Network Connection application. It shows that it connects to Google servers and that overtime uses tons of data.

android – Possible gumtree scam

A family member put an item on sale on Gumtree.com (online classifieds). Unfortunately, he put his phone number and e-mail address on the publication (which is actually a fairly common place).

The texts have begun to ask questions about the article, but they all follow a fairly similar pattern:

"Is the item still available? pls msg me at {email address}"

These are SMS, but it is strange that Android gives no answer option to any of them. It only displays a name and the message. I didn't find much about it after a cursory search other than the one that looks like receiving text messages on the Internet on Android phones.

Am I right in my fear that these are possible bots foaming phone numbers and swaying baits?

Android versions – About unsent messages from WhatsApp

From my experience, that if you send a message without connectivity (the clock sign appears), it should not go to their server and. If you delete it for everyone, it should immediately be deleted, but. But what happens after that, is that if you turn on your network now, the message will be sent despite being deleted for everyone. !!

Chrome 79 released for Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome OS, Android and iOS

Chrome 79 has just come out and it now has a phishing protection in real time.

Android versions – About unsent messages from WhatsApp

Whatsapp is cheating us, coz ive recently checked their scam, that if you send a message without connectivity i interent {the clock sign appears}, it should not go on their server and if you delete it for all the world, it should immediately be deleted but what happens next is after that, if you now turn on the message you are going to send despite being deleted for everyone. !!

Netflix app on Smart TV with Android

I just bought a cheap Polaroid smart TV that came with Android OS.
The specifications are as follows:

  • Operating System: SmartTV OS

  • Processor: Cortex-A53 4Core (64 bit) 1.5 GHz (DVFS)

  • GPU: Mali450MP 5 Core 750Mhz (DVFS)

  • Android version: Android 7.1.2

  • ROM Version: CV950XH_C42_SmartTV-V20190620

The Netflix app that accompanies it is very old.Is there a website that I can download a compatible .Net Netflix .APK that I can install on this Smart TV?

android – How to use the Retrofit suspend functions with AS 4.0 and the activated composition?

I am working on an experimental project where I use jetpack composes in Android Studio 4.0 and the corutine support of Retrofit.

Here is my top level gradle.build:

buildscript {
    ext.kotlin_version = "1.3.61"
    ext.compose_version = '0.1.0-dev03'

    repositories {
        google()
        jcenter()
        maven { url 'https://dl.bintray.com/kotlin/kotlin-eap' }
    }
    dependencies {
        classpath 'com.android.tools.build:gradle:4.0.0-alpha06'
        classpath "org.jetbrains.kotlin:kotlin-gradle-plugin:$kotlin_version"

    }
}

allprojects {
    repositories {
        google()
        jcenter()
        maven { url 'https://dl.bintray.com/kotlin/kotlin-eap' }
    }
}

task clean (type: Delete) {
    delete rootProject.buildDir
}

And here is the application module build.gradle:

apply plugin: 'com.android.application'
apply plugin: 'kotlin-android'
apply plugin: 'kotlin-android-extensions'
apply plugin: 'kotlin-kapt'

android {
    compileSdkVersion 29
    buildToolsVersion "29.0.2"

    defaultConfig {
        applicationId "com.example.test"
        minSdkVersion 29
        targetSdkVersion 29
        versionCode 1
        versionName "1.0"

        testInstrumentationRunner "androidx.test.runner.AndroidJUnitRunner"
    }

    buildTypes {
        release {
            minifyEnabled false
        }
    }
    compileOptions {
        sourceCompatibility JavaVersion.VERSION_1_8
        targetCompatibility JavaVersion.VERSION_1_8
    }
    kotlinOptions {
        jvmTarget = '1.8'
    }
    buildFeatures {
        compose true
    }

}


dependencies {
    def room_version = "2.2.2"
    def lifecycle_version = "2.2.0-rc03"

    implementation fileTree(dir: 'libs', include: ('*.jar'))
    implementation "org.jetbrains.kotlin:kotlin-stdlib-jdk7:$kotlin_version"
    implementation 'org.jetbrains.kotlinx:kotlinx-coroutines-core:1.3.2'
    implementation 'org.jetbrains.kotlinx:kotlinx-coroutines-android:1.3.0'

    implementation 'androidx.appcompat:appcompat:1.1.0'
    implementation 'androidx.core:core-ktx:1.1.0'

    implementation "androidx.compose:compose-runtime:$compose_version"
    implementation "androidx.ui:ui-framework:$compose_version"
    implementation "androidx.ui:ui-layout:$compose_version"
    implementation "androidx.ui:ui-material:$compose_version"
    implementation "androidx.ui:ui-foundation:$compose_version"
    implementation "androidx.ui:ui-animation:$compose_version"
    implementation "androidx.ui:ui-tooling:$compose_version"

    implementation "androidx.lifecycle:lifecycle-extensions:$lifecycle_version"
    implementation "androidx.lifecycle:lifecycle-livedata-ktx:$lifecycle_version"
    implementation "androidx.lifecycle:lifecycle-viewmodel-ktx:$lifecycle_version"
    implementation "androidx.fragment:fragment-ktx:1.2.0-rc03"

    implementation "com.squareup.retrofit2:retrofit:2.6.2"
    implementation "com.squareup.retrofit2:converter-moshi:2.4.0"
    implementation 'com.squareup.okhttp3:okhttp:4.2.1'
    implementation 'com.squareup.okhttp3:logging-interceptor:4.2.1'
    compileOnly 'org.glassfish:javax.annotation:10.0-b28'

    testImplementation 'junit:junit:4.12'
    androidTestImplementation 'androidx.test.ext:junit:1.1.1'
    androidTestImplementation 'androidx.test.espresso:espresso-core:3.2.0'
}

And finally, my api service interface of problematic renovation:

import com.example.test.data.response.SnapshotResponse
import retrofit2.Call
import retrofit2.http.GET
import retrofit2.http.Header

interface ApiService {
    @GET("/login")
    suspend fun login(@Header("Authorization") credentials: String): SnapshotResponse
}

Whenever I try to call this connection method, I get:

java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: HTTP method annotation is required (e.g., @GET, @POST, etc.) 

But when i try to change my connection method into traditional unrestricted versions like this one:

@GET("/login")
fun login(@Header("Authorization") credentials: String): Call

Then everything works fine.

This seems to be related to the AS4.0 IR compiler. Has anyone found a solution for this?

The verifier found the Google API key in our Android app

during the recent security audit of the Android application, our listener found Google API hard-coded in the application, without API key in the application, we can not show the Google maps to our clients. How do we solve that? We can not delete the API key from the app because Google Maps will not work without it. How to solve it?

How to unlock a memory card on my Android phone without even setting a password?

I have a Huawei Y9 phone. Everything was normal until he asked me for a password for my memory card. I do not remember having a password set or locked. Is there a way for me to unlock it? I do not want to format my SD card because I have a lot of important files on it.

How to limit the size of the "user data" of Firefox Android?

Android Firefox user data is increasing every day.
To reduce it, I must erase the storage data and customize all settings again after a few days.

I set it to clear the cache and while closing the browser window, user data continue to increase by a few hundred MB.

The desktop version allows the user to reduce the size of the cache, but Android FF does not seem to have any direct option.
Is there any way to limit it via about: config or by any other means?

I do not use a lot of add-ons; only 2 add-ons, AdBlockPlus and HTTPSEerywhere.

I use Firefox 68.3.0