Wear OS modification for better battery life

Performance Boost

This first modification is actually the easiest and can be done on the watch itself without any extra tools, debuggers, etc.

  1. Enable developer settings on your watch
    1. Open the watch’s Settings.
    2. Tap System > About.
    3. Scroll to Build number and tap the build number seven times.
    4. A dialog will appear confirming that you are now a developer.
  2. Swipe back to the main settings menu and scroll to the bottom and select “Developer Options”
    1. There’s a whole lot of really nice options you can tweak in here. I recommend that you do not…unless you really understand what you are doing
  3. Scroll down to Transition Animation Scale
    1. Change it to Animation Off
    2. Swipe back
  4. Scroll down to Animator Duration Scale
    1. Change it to Animation Off
    2. Swipe back to main watch face

Remove Bloatware

The second modification is going to be a bit more involved, but well worth it.

  • Hardware Requirements: Watch, Paired Android Phone, Computer, USB Cable
  • Software Requirements: Linux OS, Android Debug Bridge (ADB)

Enable Developer Mode & Debugging on Watch/Phone over Bluetooth

Google made it very clear how to do enable debugging and developer options and it would be a waste of my time and yours to copy and paste all of it: https://developer.android.com/training/wearables/apps/debugging

Follow the instructions in the Debug Over Bluetooth section to…

  • Enable developer options on your watch
  • Enable developer options on your phone
  • Enable USB Debugging on the phone
  • Enable ADB/Bluetooth debugging on the watch
  • Enable Bluetooth Debugging on the phone
  • Connect the debugger to the watch
    • Don’t be confused by the step earlier when you started the ADB server. On mine it was running on port 5037. That is fine. Starting the service informs you just what port ADB is running on. Continue with the adb forwarding steps because we are going to use port 4444 as a TCP to Bluetooth port forwarding service to the watch.
    • Go ahead and confirm debugging request on your watch and on your phone
$ adb forward tcp:4444 localabstract:/adb-hub
$ adb connect 127.0.0.1:4444

Now even though debug over WiFi is an option, I don’t recommend doing it. Chicken and the egg problem. You don’t have full control of the watch yet, so it’s going to manage the radios for battery performance however it so damn well pleases. If you connect over WiFi, it may decide it wants to turn WiFi off and only use BT. That could be really annoying. Lets avoid that and just debug “through” the phone and over the BT radio instead since it will always maintain that interface between the phone and watch. So we are trading off an easier setup for interface reliability.

If you did everything as the steps told you, your Wear OS companion app will now show…

Host: connected
Target: connected

Uninstall Bloatware Without Having Root Privleges

First things first, I’m not a big fan of YOLO. Do recon on your watch first, google the packages to ensure they are truely something you want to get rid of. So lets start by getting a list of those packages, however I want them sorted out by which are enabled (-e flag) and disabled (-d flag) and output them to a file. If you are curious about the different filtering options go here and CTRL-F “list packages”

hax0r@ubuntu:~/Desktop$ adb -s 127.0.0.1:4444 shell pm list packages -e > enabled_packages.txt
hax0r@ubuntu:~/Desktop$ adb -s 127.0.0.1:4444 shell pm list packages -d > disabled_packages.txt

I literally just finished doing this and was coming here to post what I did.

I was pretty underwhelmed with the watch after a day of playing with it and was ready to give up on it. But after these steps the thing that was lagging the most by far (Google Assistant) is now pretty darn snappy.

A few things I’d add though:

– My disabled list was a bit different from the hackaday guy, so I kept a few on just to be on the safe side. Below in quotes is the list of what I disabled and kept with a bonus (command copied in front) so just copy / paste 1 by 1.

adb -s 127.0.0.1:4444 shell

DISABLED
pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.dianping.v1
pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.sogou.map.android.maps
pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.sdu.didi.psnger
pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.mobvoi.wear.fitness.aw
pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.mobvoi.ticwear.sidewearvoicesearch
pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.mobvoi.wear.social.aw
pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.mobvoi.wear.account.aw
pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.fossil.wearables.ds
pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.fossil.wearables.ks
pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.fossil.wearables.mk
pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.fossil.wearables.ms
pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.fossil.wearables.pu
pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.mobvoi.wear.appsservice
pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.mobvoi.wear.health.aw
pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.mobvoi.wear.neteasemusic.aw
pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.google.android.inputmethod.pinyin
pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.mobvoi.ticwear.aw.appstore
pm uninstall -k –user 0 ctrip.android.view
pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.gotokeep.androidwear
pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.amberweather.watch
pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.eg.android.AlipayGphoneKEPT
pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.google.android.wearable.smarthome
pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.google.android.clockwork.remindersle
pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.google.android.clockwork.hotwordle
pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.google.android.wearable.reminders
pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.android.providers.blockednumber

exit

C:\adb>adb -s 127.0.0.1:4444 shell pm list packages -d
package:com.google.android.wearable.smarthome
package:com.google.android.clockwork.remindersle
package:com.google.android.clockwork.hotwordle
package:com.google.android.wearable.reminders

 

– After that I also went into Settings > App & Notifications > App Info > System Apps and disabled the following from there also:

com.fossil.charge.darter (Charging screen)
Diesel
E-Label (App to display regulatory info https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta … l&hl=en_CA)
Keep (Google Keep to takes notes)
Misfit
MK Access
Mobvoi account
Puma Apps
Sogou Maps
Tic Exercice
Tic Health
TicRanking
TicStore
And the 5 or 6 apps with Chinese characters

Finally, I deactivated the motion Gestures, oh and also check for updates after you finished restarting from a previous update because for whatever reason it doesn’t just go straight to latest version.

 

Help: Hacker Guy and NiKTaMeR

 

 

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AdGaurd for blocking ads and tracker!

Hi, I just want to share my own experience of blocking the ads and trackers in PCs and Android devices. In PC normally we do use some kind of antivirus but normally we are not aware of the tracker, many sites always use that information for tracking our web activity and in case of mobile, we really do not think about these things! But I care. Again I do not want to see any kinds of advertisement in my browser or on my mobile apps. That’s why also bought so many apps for my android devices. By the way, I like to do some tricks with my devices. The first thing I do with my phone is how to do root and unlock the bootloader to use TWRP for flashing… Previously I used SuperSU but now using Magisk for Systemless root, which is now compatible with Android Pay.

For blocking ads in my android I used AdAway which is really nice but you need to become root. As for ad blocking it modifies the hosts files in the mobile and blocks the ads. But it cannot block the tracking. Then I was looking for the alternatives which will block the ads as well as can block the tracking. Then I found AdGuard. Did some research before installing and google for reviews… I found it’s good for using. I started with a trial on my mobile. The good thing about this is that you do not have to be root for using this. Without being root you can block ads and track in your device. I am sure if you try you will like it. When I found it is good for android and PC then I decided to purchase. Instead of going for a monthly subscription I found a lifetime license is a good option. I purchased a license for 2 PCs and 2 android devices. Like now you can see 30% off for back to school!

AdAway (root): https://f-droid.org/en/packages/org.adaway/

AdGuard (universal): https://adguard.com/

Eid Mubarak – 2015 আর কিছু স্কুল/কলেজ জীবনের স্মৃতি!!!

এখন সবার কাছেই ঈদের মজা ভিন্ন ভিন্ন, সময়ের সাথে সাথে সব কিছুই বদলে যায়… শুধু রয়ে যায় স্মৃতি!!!

আগে ঈদ মানে ছিল চাঁদ রাতেই Rumee​ বাসায় গিয়ে ছাদে উঠে গান শুনা আর অনেক রাত করে বাসায় ফেরা… কতই না স্মৃতি আছে ঐ বাসার ছাদে!!!

সকালের খাবারটা রুমির বাসায় অলিখিত ভাবে ফিক্সড করা! খাবার শেষে রাস্তায় আড্ডা দেয়া আর মেয়ে দেখা! ঈদের দিনে বেশি করে সাজুগুজু করে তো!

আর দুপুর বেলা বেশিরভাগ বন্ধুই নিজেদের বাসায় খাবার খেলেও রোজার ঈদে আমার জন্য Mishu​ র বাসায় খাবার ছিল বরাদ্দ আর সাথে অন্যরাও থাকত…

এখন রুমি আর মিশু দুইজনই সময়ের আর কাজের তাগিদে রাজধানীবাসি… সবাই এখন বড় হয়েছি, সব প্রায়ই বন্ধুরাই বিবাহিত আর অনেকেই বাচ্চা কাচ্চার বাবা, আগে পরিবারকে সময় দিয়ে তার পরে বন্ধুদের কথা, তাই এখন আর আড্ডা আগের মত জমে না, আর সময়ের সাথে সাথে মানুষের মন মানসিকতা বদল হয়েছে, এসেছে জীবনধারায় পরিবর্তন!!!

এই ঈদ নিয়ে রয়েছে কতই না স্মৃতি… আর এখন বড় হবার সাথে সাথে সব কিছুর মানে পাল্টে গিয়েছে, এসেছে অনেক দায়িত্ব…

আমি স্কুল/কলেজ জীবনের ঈদকে বড় বেশি মিস করি… 😦

সবাইকে ঈদ মুবারক!!!

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অ্যামাজন অ্যাপ VS গুগল প্লে

আমার অ্যামাজন অ্যাপ স্টোরের $২৫ এর কয়েন আজকে শেষ হয়ে গেল গত বছরের একটা একটা ডিলে পাওয়া যদিও! বেশ কিছু কাজের অ্যাপ আর অনেক গুলা অকাজের অ্যাপ! তবে শেষ ভালো যার সব ভালো তার! আজকের এই অ্যাপটা আমি অ্যামাজন না পেলে অবশ্য গুগল প্লে স্টোর থেকে কিনতাম!

যারা অ্যাপ কিনে ব্যবহার করতে আগ্রহী তাদেরকে আমি গুগল প্লে স্টোর ব্যবহার করার কথা বলব, কেননা বেশির ভাগ অ্যাপ ডেভলাপারই গুগল প্লে স্টোরকে প্রাধান্য দেয় আর আপডেট হয় খুবই রেগুলার! অনেক ক্ষেত্রে অ্যামাজনের অনেক অ্যাপ এর কোন আপডেটই আশে না আর আসলে অনেক অনেক দেরি করে! তাই যদি পয়সা খরচ যদি করতেই হয় তবে গুগল প্লে স্টোরে কিনা ভালো আর যদি ফ্রিতে খাইতে চান তাইলে অ্যামাজন ব্যবহার করতে পারেন কেননা প্রতি দিন একটা পেইড ফ্রী, যদিও ঐ অ্যাপ এর মান/কার্যকারিতা/উপযোগিতা নিয়ে আমার সংশয় আছে! তবে মাঝে মধ্যে ভালো কিছু ডিল পাওয়া যায়!!!

তবে আমরা কজনই বা অ্যাপ কিনে ব্যবহার করি!!!

One Name – Picklu!!!

amar “PICKLU” name ta ektu peculiar hoite pare kintu eita amar kase boro e valo lage! ei name e domain kinesi sei onek age! prothome .net kinesilam then onek kahini kore .com kinesi!!! ar mobile num o manage koresi, ar onnano social site o PICKLU manage koresi, jeigulate 1st time pai nai seigulate trademark/Impersonation request koresi ar tara o amar req e sara diyese!!! ei site gular moddhe #Twitter, #Instagram ar #Pinterest ar ami ekhon seigula valo kore use kortesi!!!

Just One name you can find me!

http://www.picklu.com
gmail -> picklu
https://www.facebook.com/picklu
https://twitter.com/picklu
https://www.flickr.com/photos/picklu
https://instagram.com/picklu/
https://picklu.wordpress.com/

Cell: 017-XX-PICKLU

Am I missing something!!! 😉

Sorry for long post!

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অকৃত্রিম ভালবাসার জয়…

একবার কাজীর কাছে এক ছোট বাচ্চা নিয়ে হাজির হলো দুই মহিলা। দুইজনেই দাবী করছে বাচ্চা তার, সেই আসল মা। কাজী পড়লেন বিপদে তিনি কিভাবে নির্ধারণ করবেন কে আসল মা। শেষে এক বুদ্ধি আটলেন। ডাকলেন জল্লাদকে। বললেন বাচ্চাটাকে দু’ভাগ করে দুই মহিলাকে দিয়ে দিতে। এই কথা শুনে এক মহিলা যুকরে কেঁদে উঠলেন। আর্তনাদ করে বললেন তার বাচ্চা লাগবে না। ঐ মহিলাই বাচ্চাটা নিক, তবুও বাচ্চাটা বেঁচে থাক। কাজী বুঝলেন এই হলো আসল মা। 

 

লেখক হুমায়ূন আহমেদ এর দাফন নিয়ে যে বেহুদা নাটক হলো তার বর্তমান স্ত্রী শাওন আর আগের ঘরের সন্তানদের মাঝে এবং শেষ পর্যন্ত শাওনের ইচ্ছারই জয় হলো – আমরা বেহুদা পাবলিক কিন্তু বুঝতে পারলাম কে বা কারা তার আসল সুহৃদ।

 

নোভা, শিলা, বিপাশা আর নূহাস – জয় তোমাদেরই হয়েছে – অকৃত্রিম ভালবাসার জয়।।।

 

–collected

Categories: Thought Tags: , ,

100 Things About Photography…

100 Things About Photography…

1. Just because someone has an expensive camera doesn’t mean that they’re a good photographer.
2. Always shoot in RAW. Always.
3. Prime lenses help you learn to be a better photographer.
4. Photo editing is an art in itself.
5. The rule of thirds works 99% of the time.
6. Macro photography isn’t for everybody.
7. UV filters work just as well as lens caps.
8. Go outside and shoot photos rather than spending hours a day on photography forums.
9. Capture the beauty in the mundane and you have a winning photograph.
10. Film isn’t better than digital.
11. Digital isn’t better than film.
12. There is no “magic” camera or lens.
13. Better lenses don’t give you better photos.
14. Spend less time looking at other people’s work and more time shooting your own.
15. Don’t take your DSLR to parties.
16. Girls dig photographers.
17. Making your photos b/w doesn’t automatically make them “artsy”.
18. People will always discredit your work if you tell them you “photoshop” your images. Rather, tell them that you process them in the “digital darkroom”.
19. You don’t need to take a photo of everything.
20. Have at least 2 backups of all your images. Like they say in war, two is one, one is none.
21. Ditch the neck strap and get a handstrap.
22. Get closer when taking your photos, they often turn out better.
23. Be a part of a scene while taking a photo; not a voyeur.
24. Taking a photo crouched often make your photos look more interesting.
25. Worry less about technical aspects and focus more on compositional aspects of photography.
26. Tape up any logos on your camera with black gaffers tape- it brings a lot less attention to you.
27. Always underexpose by 2/3rds of a stop when shooting in broad daylight.
28. The more photos you take, the better you get.
29. Don’t be afraid to take several photos of the same scene at different exposures, angles, or apertures.
30. Only show your best photos.
31. A point-and-shoot is still a camera.
32. Join an online photography forum.
33. Critique the works of others.
34. Think before you shoot.
35. A good photo shouldn’t require explanation (although background information often adds to an image).
*36. Alcohol and photography do not mix well.
37. Draw inspiration from other photographers but never worship them.
38. Grain is beautiful.
39. Ditch the photo backpack and get a messenger bag. It makes getting your lenses and camera a whole lot easier.
40. Simplicity is key.
41. The definition of photography is: “painting with light.” Use light in your favor.
42. Find your style of photography and stick with it.
43. Having a second monitor is the best thing ever for photo processing.
44. Silver EFEX pro is the best b/w converter.
45. Carry your camera with you everywhere. Everywhere.
46. Never let photography get in the way of enjoying life.
47. Don’t pamper your camera. Use and abuse it.
48. Take straight photos.
49. Shoot with confidence.
50. Photography and juxtaposition are best friends.
51. Print out your photos big. They will make you happy.
52. Give your photos to friends.
53. Give them to strangers.
54. Don’t forget to frame them.
55. Costco prints are cheap and look great.
56. Go out and take photos with (a) friend(s).
57. Join a photo club or start one for yourself.
58. Photos make great presents.
59. Taking photos of strangers is thrilling.
60. Candid>Posed.
61. Natural light is the best light.
62. 35mm (on full frame) is the best “walk-around” focal length.
63. Don’t be afraid to bump up your ISO when necessary.
64. You don’t need to always bring a tripod with you everywhere you go (hell, I don’t even own one).
65. It is always better to underexpose than overexpose.
66. Shooting photos of homeless people in an attempt to be “artsy” is exploitation.
67. You will find the best photo opportunities in the least likely situations.
68. Photos are always more interesting with the human element included.
69. You can’t “photoshop” bad images into good ones.
70. Nowadays everybody is a photographer.
71. You don’t need to fly to Paris to get good photos; the best photo opportunities are in your backyard.
72. People with DSLRS who shoot portraits with their grip pointed downwards look like morons.
73. Cameras as tools, not toys.
74. In terms of composition, photography and painting aren’t much different.
75. Photography isn’t a hobby- it’s a lifestyle.
76. Make photos, not excuses.
77. Be original in your photography. Don’t try to copy the style of others.
78. The best photographs tell stories that begs the viewer for more.
79. Any cameras but black ones draw too much attention.
80. The more gear you carry around with you the less you will enjoy photography.
81. Good self-portraits are harder to take than they seem.
82. Laughter always draws out peoples’ true character in a photograph.
83. Don’t look suspicious when taking photos- blend in with the environment.
84. Landscape photography can become dull after a while.
85. Have fun while taking photos.
86. Never delete any of your photos.
87. Be respectful when taking photos of people or places.
88. When taking candid photos of people in the street, it is easier to use a wide-angle than a telephoto lens.
89. Travel and photography are the perfect pair.
90. Learn how to read a histogram.
91. A noisy photo is better than a blurry one.
92. Don’t be afraid to take photos in the rain.
93. Learn how to enjoy the moment, rather than relentlessly trying to capture the perfect picture of it.
94. Never take photos on an empty stomach.
95. You will discover a lot about yourself through your photography.
96. Never hoard your photographic insight- share it with the world.
97. Never stop taking photos.
98. Photography is more than simply taking photos, it is a philosophy of life.
99. Capture the decisive moment.
100. Write your own list…. 

…Collected…

ভোরের শিশির – এলিটা ও মাহাদী

আচ্ছা কখনো এমন যদি হয়. তুমি আছ আমি নেই, কি কি করবে তুমি?

আমি ভোরের শিশির হয়ে যদি কোনদিন হারিয়ে যাই
আমি এই পৃথিবী হতে যদি কোনদিন মুছে যাই||

তুমি কি আমার জন্যে কেঁদে কেঁদে , চলে যাবে দূরে অন্য কোথাও…

কি করে ভাবলে তুমি যাবে আগে আমায় ছেড়ে
ব্যাথা ভরা শুন্যতায় আমি ভাসি অথৈ ঝড়ে||

নিঁকষ আঁধারে…

আমিও তোমার জন্যে কেঁদে কেঁদে
চলে যাব দূরে তোমার কাছে

তুমি কি আমার জন্যে কেঁদে কেঁদে , চলে যাবে দূরে অন্য কোথাও…

আমিও তোমার জন্যে কেঁদে কেঁদে
চলে যাব দূরে তোমার কাছে…

তুমি কি আমার জন্যে কেঁদে কেঁদে , চলে যাবে দূরে অন্য কোথাও…

Call Diverting Short Codes!!!

Call Diverting
All
To Activate: * * 21 * NUMBER # [SEND]
To Cancel: # # 21 # [SEND]
To Check: * # 21 # [SEND]

No Answer
To Activate: * * 61 * NUMBER # [SEND]
To Cancel: # # 61 # [SEND]
To Check: * # 61 # [SEND]

Unreachable
To Activate: * * 62 * NUMBER # [SEND]
To Cancel: # # 62 # [SEND]
To Check: * # 62 # [SEND]

Busy
To Activate: * * 67 * NUMBER # [SEND]
To Cancel: # # 67 # [SEND]
To Check: * # 67 # [SEND]
To Cancel All Call Forwarding # # 002 # [SEND ]

প্রত্যেকের জীবনের লক্ষ্য

প্রত্যেকের জীবনের লক্ষ্যথাকা উচিত ৬৫৪৩২১….!!!
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৬= ৬ ডিজিটের বেতন
৫= ৫ ওয়ার্কিং ডে
৪= ৪ হুইলার গাড়ি
৩= ৩ বেডরুমের ফ্ল্যাট
২= ২ টা কিউট বেবি
১= ১ জন সুইটহার্ট যাকে বিশ্বাস করা যায়…