Tag: Android

Wire free connect to Android Phone via SSH

I left my USB Type C cable cum charger in office yesterday and couldn’t transfer some files. I am aware of Shareit app but it doesn’t work in Linux. Both my laptop and phone are connected to wireless router.

After googling for while found a native and simplest way to connect to my android phone via SSH.

Installed SSHDroid on my phone and started the SSH service. From my Debian GNU Linux console started SSH session and connected to the IP of my phone and using SCP copied all those required files from phone to PC. BTW copied new songs from PC to phone as well 🙂

Cyanogenmod media storage issues

I was tempted to switch from default Android OS to Cyanogenmod 12.1 on my Sony Xperia Z1. I eventually did it on last Friday. Alas, everything was beautiful as expected until my phone become dumb!! I was neither able to play the music nor listen to default ringtones.

After googling for 2-3 hours found that the issue was related to media storage service which was unable to update its DB to capture details of music and pictures which were there on my phone’s SD card.

I re-flashed to the latest nightly build next day which fixed the problem and my phone is singing again to the tunes of Cyanogenmod…

Cyanogenmod is awesome and it rocks!!

How to improve Android Phone’s performance and battery life?

Today, most of us use Android phones making us smarter day by day 🙂 Android has dominated the market with above 75+%.


Initially, when we buy a new Android, we’re eager to install all those funky apps, show-off phone’s display by installing cool themes, increasing brightness to the fullest, maximize audio and set cool ringtones etc… This is all fine with college students, boys n gals who use it for fun and show off to make style statement.

But folks like me who use smartphones for work, email, meeting remainders, maps, booking tickets etc… demand Android Phone to be an optima.

Here’s the list which helped me to improve my Android phone’s performance.

1. Disable or try to remove built-in apps which you don’t use at all

2. Remove apps which are hardly being used

3. Disable Live wallpapers, memory hungry themes and launchers

4. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc.. are all good to have apps but their background services consume memory and battery equally. We can remove the apps and switch to browser.

5. Online shopping via handheld devices greatly helps us to shop on the go while commuting to office etc… Here we need to take smart decision and install only the best one which you believe in there services and experienced it personally

6. Do not believe in mobile cleaning software, memory or RAM tools, performance improver apps etc… They may kill apps and free up resources. But the same can be done directly by us with little efforts and avoid another app sitting on your phone eating memory and resources.

7. Turn off WiFi, Data, Location Services before heading to bed. Reduce the brightness of mobile display during nights or when you’re in the dark places which would improve battery and eyes life!!

8. Reboot your phone twice a week to kill those stale and unwanted background services

I hope these steps help to improve Android phone performance and battery life which in-turn saves your money by avoiding “early” phone upgrades.

Note to:

Apple Phone Users – Most of the above points are applicable but not sure about the results as I’m yet to have one.

Windows Phone Users – Sorry, I don’t know that this thing still exists 😀

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