Author Archives: Alan German

Yet another text editor

It’s just over a year since I switched text editors and started using Pluma because other Linux editors were not showing my mounted data partition directly in the “Open Files” dialogue box (see: Xed, Gedit, and Pluma in Mint 18). … Continue reading

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Minimized applications disappearing

My current distro is Linux Mint MATE Version 18.2 (Sonya). Recently, I noticed that I would minimize a running application (e.g. LibreOffice Writer), but no placeholder for the app showed up in the panel. Initially, I thought that there was … Continue reading

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TWRP Custom Recovery – MIA

My next plan was to test the process for uninstalling a number of system apps that I never use. Before going ahead with this, I intended to make a backup of the current system, just in case the doom and … Continue reading

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Disabling System Apps on a Smartphone

Perhaps the main attraction of having a rooted smartphone is the prospect of being able to bypass a lack of current operating system updates from the phone’s manufacturer through the installation of a user-developed port of the latest version of … Continue reading

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The Consequences of Rooting a Smartphone

As noted in the previous series of posts, in order to root a Motorola smartphone, you need to unlock the phone’s bootloader. And, as we have seen, this voids the warranty, and produces a rather Draconian warning message about the … Continue reading

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Rooting a Moto G3 Smartphone

In the two most recent posts we have seen how to unlock the bootloader of a Motorola G (3rd Generation) smartphone, have installed TWRP Custom Recovery software, and have made a backup of the current operating system. All of these … Continue reading

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Install Custom Recovery Software on a Moto G3

In the previous post, we unlocked the bootloader on our Moto G3 smartphone. We are now ready to continue the rooting process. However, before we actually root the phone, we are going to install custom recovery software that will allow … Continue reading

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