Receive a notification when the phone goes offline

How do I get a notification when my phone actually has no internet service?
I’m using an Always On VPN connection that sometimes silently goes offline (it’s a known problem).

  • OS: Android 10 (Anroid One)
  • No root
  • Without Google account
  • F-droid or other FOSS source are OK

Looks like Automate can do this but it’s only available in the Google Play.
I would prefer a method that does not require additional software.

lightroom – How can I copy location info from geotagged phone images to images taken with my other camera around the same time?

So i did quite a big trip recently, and took lots of pictures with my DSLR and occasionally Android phone.
Only after coming back did i read about the whole GPX file, tracklog options in Lightroom.
meaning i don’t have such a tracklog file.

The android phone did geotag most photos it took. (at least, when it got a gps fix i guess)

So my question is, is there some software or way that will automatically copy the geotag from the android’s photos to photos taken on the same time with my DSLR?

Or alternatively, generate a tracklog from the geotagged data in the android pictures?

rom flashing – permanently disable wifi on an android phone by renaming/deleting it via adb

i want to permanently disable wifi on an android phone in a way that cannot be reverted without flashing the firmware via adb.

the best way to do it, i’m guessing, is to rename or delete the firmware for wifi.

is it possible? how is it done?

My phone was stolen

My phone was stolen.I read that if you had a google account connected to your phone, the thief needs to enter your google password when wiping the data or factory resseting it.But I changed my email password and logged my phone out from my email(for security purposes) shouldn’t I have done it?

Can I backup my phone or install TWRP recovery while stuck in Lineage OS recovery?

Highly unfortunately for me, I had thought it was a great idea not to make any backups when going to test if I was properly able to upgrade/downgrade Lineage OS versions. I had replaced my TWRP recovery with Lineage OS’s recovery, and then I “upgraded” to the same Lineage OS version I had currently been running, and my phone ran into a boot loop (The never-ending Lineage OS bootup screen). I believe I ran into this boot loop because I might have previously accidentally installed TWRP’s “system” app, and this would have been a problem due to LineageOS’s enforcement of priv-app whitelisting rules.

My device is a: LG H830

What I do have: Root, an unlocked bootloader, ADB/Fastboot, the TWRP recovery file

I believe I am screwed and that there’s no way out of this except just factory resetting/formatting everything. If I was correct in my research, my phone model blocks all fastboot commands, excluding bootloader + “unlock” related commands, and as a result, I don’t believe I am able to do a backup using ADB (I tried adb backup -all and it didn’t work). Lineage OS recovery has no way of backing up files, and I don’t believe it is possible to use it to flash TWRP recovery. All I need to be able to do is to save/backup my photos (Which are located in my internal storage). I think it is highly probable that I have finally entered into a hole that I can’t get out of. However, if anyone has any ideas about what I could do to either back up what’s on my phone (Mainly photos/internal storage if possible) or to flash TWRP without resetting/formatting everything, it would be substantially appreciated. Thank you!

Sources I checked out:

Team Win Recovery Project for the LG G5 – Post indicates that LG G5 H830 has flashing locked

Backup & Restore Android with ADB – Backing up via ADB would have worked if I was able to successfully boot into Lineage OS and approve the backup operation, but I can’t because I am limited to being able to boot in everything except system

Does Lineage Recovery have backup? – This is a post with answer(s) that designate the fact that Lineage OS’s recovery isn’t able to backup

applications – OneDrive isn’t uploading all my photos from my phone

I’ve got an Office 365 (Microsoft 365) Family license. I’ve set up OneDrive on my Samsung Galaxy S10 phone. I’ve verified that it is set up by following the instructions here. I’ve got it set up to upload photos using either Wi-Fi or mobile. And I see photos I’ve taken with my phone, uploaded to OneDrive from as recently as a few days ago. So, it works.

But not all the time or for all my photos. I’ve scrolled through my photos on my phone’s Gallery app. I see some photos from as recently as 4 days ago to several months ago, are not uploaded to OneDrive.

Why is that?

What does two asterisks mean in this strange USA “phone number”? (**)

These are special “StarStar” numbers offered by StarStar Mobile:

So the asterisks don’t really represent anything, they’re literal representations of * key/button you find on any phone.

While I’m not familiar with the details of the implementation, it appears to be a clever hack on VSCs, which are how telcos let you control various telephony features via the network itself:

So presumably the Star Star folks have struck a deal with the big telcos to route any calls starting with ** their way, and they can then forward the calls to the paying customers.

internal storage – My phone is not saving things (screenshots, download from browser, etc)

So one day my phone shutdown and when restarted I started to get some issues. Screenshot was not working saying that there was no space left. Gallery had no images/videos at all. File manager was not opening properly. I started to dig up and was able to get an stack trace:

## Issue explanation (write below this line)

## Exception
* _User Action:_ UI Error
* _Request:_ Application crash
* _Version:_ 3.5.9
* _OS:_ Linux Android 10 - 29
* _Device:_ OnePlus5
* _Model:_ ONEPLUS A5000
* _Product:_ OnePlus5

Crash log

java.lang.RuntimeException: An error occurred while executing doInBackground()
    at android.os.AsyncTask$4.done(
    at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask.finishCompletion(
    at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask.setException(
    at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(
    at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$
Caused by: android.database.sqlite.SQLiteException: unable to open database file (code 14 SQLITE_CANTOPEN)
    at android.database.DatabaseUtils.readExceptionFromParcel(
    at android.database.DatabaseUtils.readExceptionFromParcel(
    at android.content.ContentProviderProxy.query(
    at android.content.ContentResolver.query(
    at android.content.ContentResolver.query(
    at android.content.ContentResolver.query(
    at com.amaze.filemanager.asynchronous.asynctasks.LoadFilesListTask.listMediaCommon(
    at com.amaze.filemanager.asynchronous.asynctasks.LoadFilesListTask.listVideos(
    at com.amaze.filemanager.asynchronous.asynctasks.LoadFilesListTask.doInBackground(
    at com.amaze.filemanager.asynchronous.asynctasks.LoadFilesListTask.doInBackground(
    at android.os.AsyncTask$
    ... 3 more

Could be corruption on file db? I have one app called “Files” which I can check, and I see all files there. I can take pictures/videos, record voice etc, so that doesn’t seem the problem.

I think the issue is related to indexation of those things, I’ve tried re-scan with several apps, but none worked (media re-scan, rescan sd, etc)

I don’t want to factory reset at the moment so I’m looking for an alternative solution (maybe a path to where is the db, so I can delete files, or an app that can help me to re-index things (if is the case), or system access to assess the issue)

icloud – system storage full after migrating to new iPhone, old phone has plenty of free storage

I have an iPhone 11 128GB with around 30GB of used storage.
Most of the photos are uploaded up into 200GB iCloud which is full at the moment.

I got an iPhone 12 and transferred data & settings over from iPhone 11, device to device as described here The transfer itself took around ~30min.

What I ended up with, is an iPhone 12 with 122GB of storage is use, photo library taking around 90GB of it. My assumption is that for whatever reason a LOT of the photos from iCloud got stored locally on iPhone 12. The phones have same amount of photos in the libraries.

My questions:

  1. how can I get rid of the photos that that are currently LOCAL on iPhone 12, while they are living in the iCloud (uploaded from iPhone 11).
  2. iPhone 11 128GB has ~90GB of free space, iCloud somehow decided it still needs to upload the photos into the cloud, filling it up completely and making my phone backups impossible. Is there a way “back” to fix this?

Thank you

How can I restore my USB storage on my Android phone?

I have a Samsung A50 Android phone. I am getting message that USB storage has been removed restart your phone. So I do that and nothing happens. I still get the error message. How can I fix this?