Category Archives: Android

Getting BLN to work with CyanogenMod / LineageOS

“Backlight Notification” is a great feature of some Android Linux kernels, that allows to use the backlight of the “Menu” and “Back” buttons to signal pending notifications for phones that don’t have a dedicated notification LED. There is an app … Continue reading

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Android / CyanogenMod : moving contacts between accounts

Contacts in Android are stored in one or more address books. One of them it the “Local” address book. I needed to move my local contacts to a remote account, using CyanogenMod 12. I found out it’s not obvious, and … Continue reading

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Reencode videos to watch them on an Android device with ffmpeg

Here is the script I use to convert videos to watch them on a Samsung Galaxy Ace. You can probably use it for any Android device, just modify the maximum resolution. #!/usr/bin/perl use strict; use Data::Dumper; use Getopt::Long; sub getFileResolution … Continue reading

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