Category Archives: Android

Rooting the LineageOS 14.1 Custom ROM

In the previous post, we saw how to install Android 7.1 (Nougat) on a Moto G3 smartphone using the “Official LineageOS 14.1” custom ROM. The installation of this package results in the phone being unrooted, so how do we restore … Continue reading

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Installing a Custom ROM in a Moto G3

Over a number of recent posts, we have been working towards installing an updated version of the Android operating system on a Moto G3 smartphone. We have unlocked the bootloader, backed up the entire system, and have rooted the phone. … Continue reading

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Turn off notification sounds in K-@mail

I have been using the K-@mail app (“KatMail” as opposed to the “K-9mail” app) on my Android smartphone for a little while now. But, I was being constantly bugged by sound notifications of incoming messages. K-@mail ‘s web site is … Continue reading

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Android system apps that are safe to delete

Whenever you go to uninstall a system app on an Android system, “big brother” warns that some apps are necessary for the system to run correctly, and that other apps may misbehave if you delete this one. Do these dire … Continue reading

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Uninstalling (Android) system apps with a non-system app

In the previous post, we used a manual method to uninstall system apps on a Moto G3 Android smartphone. Another way to (hopefully) achieve the same ends is to use a Play Store app designed for the purpose. One of … Continue reading

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When is (Android) root not root?

Having rooted my Moto G3 smartphone, and before trying to install a custom ROM, I decided to explore what my newly-minted root access would actually provide. In particular, I wanted to clean out some system apps that I never use, … 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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