Root access for android apps

Must say that I am quite surprised at the amount of unencrypted information available on the phone. The stock android browser stores saved password in plain text in a sqlite db at /data/data/com.android.browser/databases/webview.db . Yes, although other apps are unable to access the data ...

Allure of sysprep

For someone like me, who has over the years collected an entire treasure trove of applications and utilities for all purposes, sysprep is a godsend. I wont have to re-install and re-configure all my programs when migrating to a new computer. However, having done so 4 times for my last ...

webview vs native

And so, this month I will be rather busy volunteering on developing an app for the scouts. Some pointers I have picked up so far... 1) You need to pick somewhere to stop supporting. If you are supporting all versions of Android since 1.5. There is gonna be a ...

iptables -F

This command should be removed or come with confirmation message before execution. Today, I wanted to to turn my blacklist into a whitelist. Reason being as I added new services, I don't always remember to add in new rules, as a result, I was exposing quite a number of ...

Linux box to AP with hostapd/dhcpd/iptables

2 weeks after my last failure, my hands started itching again and I tried to bridge my ethernet connection to a wireless adapter running in AP mode. Some reasons which resulted in my failures in previous occasions 1) Networking on a headless server - When playing with networks, you need to ...

Play store feedback

Having released a couple of apps with the most successful one garnering roughly 70 installs so far, I was pleasantly surprised to receive an email from a user. He was asking for advice on how to achieve an effect through shell script. Even though it is not directly related to ...