Sunday, July 02, 2017

Instagram is weird...

So I posted two (only 2 !!) pictures of a garden on instagram, and all of a sudden I get dozens of followers with garden-related accounts/names. I did not even tag those images as garden-something....


Weird


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Sunday, April 23, 2017

OnePlus One with Lineage OS

So, haven't posted here in a while... sorry 'bout that... Here's what happened most recently:

My Nexus 5X decided to get stuck in a bootloop (like most others in the world). Started with random reboots a couple of weeks ago, and then, one day after I upgraded to Android 7.1.2, on the way to a friend, it decided to no longer even go into the recovery mode. Totally offline.

Luckily, this very friend of mine, had a spare OnePlus One with CM on it, which I'm now the proud owner of. Since we went for a quick vacation in Lisbon just days after the bootloop incident, I decided just to move the most important data and apps on the OnePlus One (OPO from here-on) and properly set it up after the vacation.

That's what I did yesterday. Flash it with Lineage OS 14.1 and gApps. Right after the reboot it offered to re-installed apps (and quite a lot of settings) from the last backup of the Nexus 5X.
Since I had no recent backup (adb backup) of my Nexus 5X (I should have seen the crash coming, shouldn't I...) and I could not even get into recovery mode (to pull a new adb backup) that was the only thing I could rely on.  LastPass again helped me to sign into those apps really fast, and a couple of hours later I was up and running with OPO+LIN14.1

The two most cumbersome steps on the 2 hop migration (there was the minimum install on CM two weeks ago) was my Banking app, since both times I had to call my bank to reset the default device for the mobile TAN security feature (should have known this yesterday, but then again, just a 2min call to the bank, even off-hours... real good customer service, I have to admit),  and the RSA token app I have to use for authentication for my company (vmware); that needed re-initialisation with the help from the help desk as well.

So frist thing: have a backup of the new device ... CHECK.

And again: Thanks, Max, for the fast help with the OPO...