Tag Archives: android

Android: Enable ADB Backup for Any App


Android allows the backup and restore of an app’s private data using adb backup. This feature is enabled if the android:allowbackup attribute is set to true in the Android Manifest (AndroidManifest.xml) XML file. If the feature is disabled, ADB backups will not work. In this article we will learn how to enable ADB backups for any app without rooting.

Android: How to Decompile and Recompile APKs


Objective: Decompile Android APK files to enable making changes to resource files, smali files, AndroidManifest.xml files, etc. After making changes, recompile the modified code into a signed APK and install the modified APK file to phone.

How to Decrypt WhatsApp crypt8 Database Messages

WhatsApp backup conversation files are now saved with the .crypt8 extension. This means that WhatsApp has once again changed (do they ever stop??!!) the encryption algorithm used to generate the chat history message backups that are saved on the SD card.

How to Watch Singapore Free to Air Channels Online

MediaCorp Singapore offers 7 FTA (free-to-air) terrestrial television channels. Both Pay-TV operators, StarHub and SingTel, bundle the FTA channels together with their Pay-TV subscription packages.

Android: Spinner Text Is White on White Background

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On Android, if you have a Spinner widget inside a Fragment, the Spinner could have white text on a white (or on a Light theme) background. The problem is most often due to an incorrect reference to the Context object.