No, don't change it. But if you changed it in the past, this problem, or at least something similar, might happen.
Posts made by BodoW
RE: BIG problems with my Aquaris M10 FHD!
Had the same problem on my N5. https://forums.ubports.com/topic/2271/nexus-5-update-to-ota-7-ends-in-recovery-solved
Did you change the /var/cache/apt/ directory?
Nexus 5: Update to OTA-7 ends in recovery [SOLVED]
OTA-7 update is here on my settings tab. Yeah!
After pushing the "Install" button the device reboots into recovery, shows the "installing updates" screen and finishes in the recovery menu.
After rebooting the version is still OTA-6 and the settings still shows the pending update. Not so yeah!
As I was writing this the typical "It can't be that petty thing" thought crossed my mind. And yes, it seems like my soft link from /var/cache/apt/ to /userdata/.... was inhibiting the update.
So I undid the link, restarted the installation, and now everything works fine.
I didn't retract my post, because there might be more wise guys like me who did the same thing and might run into the same problem.
Changing Default Apps
I can't believe that after more than an hour of search requests I cannot find a solution to the simple problem: I installed pdfjs, and now I have to chose in filemanager what app to use to view a pdf. (And I don't see all apps there just pdfjs and Open Store,)
Simple question: How can I make it open the pdf by pdfjs by clicking on it? Or more generic: How do I change default apps?
RE: Development testers for Anbox
@marc_aurel You're right. Sorry, I didn't have a shell open when I was writing my response and didn't remember that you had to "sudo su" or "sudo -i" first (as @matteo mentioned). I'd prefer this way as I would have a bad feeling about 777ing a directory permanently.
Besides that: Does it work now?
Remove or Move the Keyboard Icon in Terminal?
I ran into an annoying situation while trying to find a solution for my WhastsApp Problem (/topic/2219) in Terminal app using an external keyboard:
Sooner or later the prompt becomes almost as long as the line width and when arriving at the last line(s) of the screen the keyboard icon blocks the view on the text input. Forever.
It would be useful, if the Icon could be moved up. Therefore, if it blocks the view you could move the new line below it quickly by just hitting enter a few times and go on with your business.
I wouldn't want it to go away, because my mobile BT-Keyboard lacks a "|"-key (and more) therefore it would be great to be able to have the OSK pop up (which it doesn't do now) and go away if the icon is touched so I can type characters that are not on my external keyboard.
(OT on Nexus 5)
My Solution for Moving WhatsApp Chats from Android to Anbox
I just flashed my Nexus5 to UT and of course ran into some problems. One of which was how to make a newly anbox installed Whatsapp (WA) import my msgstore.db.crypt12 .
The way recommended by WA doesnt work, as reinstalling WA erases the complete app directory structure.
Another problem for a behind the curtain android noob like me is: Where to put it. The key to the solution is: The folder to put it in doesn't exist yet after a fresh install.
Thus the tl;dr:
- Install WA
- Start WA
- Backup Messages in WA
- Close WA
- Delete the msgstore.db* files in /home/phablet/anbox-data/data/data/com.whatsapp/databases
- Delete the msgstore.db* files in /home/phablet/anbox-data/media/0/WhatsApp/Database
- Copy your old msgstore.db* files to /home/phablet/anbox-data/media/0/WhatsApp/Database
- Set user and group like the directory itself and mode to 664
- Start WA and now it will ask if you want to import your old chats. Do so. And hopefully you will be able to go on as you're used to.
Other media should work the same, but I wasn't in that so far, therefore I didn't try it yet.