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What exactly is “Quick device connect”, and is it secure? : oneplus

Posted by jpluimers on 2023/05/27

After upgrading to Oxygen OS 12 The “Quick device connect” service started nagging me for permissions as soon as I upgraded to OxygenOS 12: [Wayback/Archive] What exactly is “Quick device connect”, and is it secure? : oneplus.

Hardly any information on it except truckloads of messages of battery draining for which you can either upgrade it and if that still fails, disable it completely:

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True Phone – How to enable Call Recording – YouTube, and where the recordings are stored

Posted by jpluimers on 2023/04/10

From [Archive] True Phone – How to enable Call Recording – YouTube:

True Phone Dialer & Contacts & Call Recorder is a free Android app. Get it here…

There are two ways to enable Call Recording

Way #1

  1. Open True Phone settings, Incoming / Ongoing call screens
  2. Select Ongoing call screen and manually change buttons layout

Way #2

  1. Open True Phone settings, Incoming / Ongoing call screens
  2. Scroll down and select Call Recording, enable it, accept the Disclaimer
  3. Record button will be added automatically

With ES File Explorer had a quick look where the calls are being stored and how they are named.

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OpenVPN somehow failed when tethering on the Android mobile hotspot from a new phone

Posted by jpluimers on 2023/04/07

A while after I got a new smartphone, I noticed that when my MacBook was connected over Wi-Fi to the mobile hotspot of my Android phone, the Tunnelblick connections over OpenVPN to my family members would not work. A telnet from the Android phone to the OpenVPN TCP port 1194 woud succeed, but not from the MacBook. Connecting from the phone using JuiceSSH to the OpenSSH endpoints at those family members would work too, so I was a bit flabbergasted.

In the end this seems to be a set of coincidences that fails in this particular setup, but I am not totally aware why.

The solution was to both re-configure the APN (Access Point Name) the smartphone uses to connect to the internet from ipv4/ipv6 to ipv4, and to reboot the phone.

For Dutch provider KPN Mobile, the APN is named internet and apparently changed default to ipv4/ipv6 without properly supporting ipv4. Note the configuration parameters are all lowercase, although they should be written IPv4 and IPv6.

Here are a few posts that got me on the right track (all via [Wayback/Archive] openvpn fails over android hotspot – Google Search):

Note that sometimes the MTU can cause similar failures:

Note too: some links to check for OpenVPN responding are below.

Various sites with (often different) APNs that KPN mobile supports:

There are quite a few APNs, some with firewall and/or proxy and/or compression, some with external IP address (which means your smartphone really needs a firewall).


Posted in Android Devices, Hardware, Network-and-equipment, OpenVPN, Power User, VPN | Leave a Comment »

How to create android and ios keyboard shortcuts | PCWorld

Posted by jpluimers on 2023/01/06

[Wayback/Archive] How to create android and ios keyboard shortcuts | PCWorld android bits, numbering mine:

(Note: These steps work only with the stock Android keyboard. Tap Settings, Language & input, and make sure Google Keyboard is selected under the Keyboard & Input Methods heading.)
  1. Tap SettingsLanguage & input, then Personal dictionary. Next, tap the language option of your choice.
  2. Tap the + button in the top-right corner of the screen, then type the word or text string that’ll trigger the shortcut. You’re best off picking something other than a common word; for example, “addr” rather than “address.”
  3. In the next line, type in the actual phrase you want to appear when you type the shortcut, such as “1234 Main Street, Anytown USA.” Unfortunately, the phrase is limited to about 50 characters.
  4. Tap the Back button, and you should see your shortcut appear as an entry on the Personal dictionary screen. Tap + to add another shortcut.

I tried it with SwiftKey, but that does not allow dictionaries.

Thanks [Archive] Murdock (@Generic42) | Twitter for pointing me to this, and showing me this PokeMon Go shortcut: !4*&!3*&!shiny&!legendary&!mythical&!traded&!costume.


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Fix for when ExDialer does not show history or contacts any more

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/10/21

From [Wayback/] [APP][2.1+] ExDialer – Dialer & Contacts | Page 134 | XDA Forums:

I installed exDialer 1.98 and set all asked permissions. The contacts were not visible but after rebooting the device they show up. Now the problem still was with call history. I Install plugin for missing calls from exDialer’s settings. Then I went into device settings and under all applications found exDialer, go to permission settings to check if everything is enabled and then under call history permission tap on “Show all apps with this permission”. Then I disable this permission for the default call dialer (also if you have some other installed) and boom…call history’s back. I suppose this method can be used also on Android 10 or 9 if you have the same problem.
Note: Leave contacts premission for default dialer active.

All you got to do, after going through all steps I describe before is, go to phone Settings, then manage applications. There you will find default apps, open it and under Phone App change default to exDialer. I instantly get back call history, without reboot or any other action.

I must also say that “True Phone” is a great replacement I could not find any thing that I miss from exDailer.
It have both call recording and swipe to call/text. (you need to dig deep in the settings).
And True Phone is active active app with last update from Mar 13 2021

For me the only step to get the history visible was to make the find the settings for default “Phone App change default to exDialer”.


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