Xiaomi Qin 1s: How to disable packages and replace the launcher.
Hey guys, I got a qin 1s yesterday and got to work on how to get this phone running as best as possible.
Most functions regarding disabling and uninstalling packages have been removed, however the "block" command still works via adb. So here we go...
First of all, don't block the launcher if you don't have a 3rd party one installed. I'm using Nova Launcher 5.5.4 as it works with Android 4.4.4 just fine, you can find it here
. Just install the apk via adb and you'll be given the option to select this launcher to use, but you can't set default... yet.
Next up is disabling the inbuilt launcher, as this removes the option from the list and allows Nova to become default. For this you need to do the following command via adb.
adb shell pm block com.sprd.simple.launcher
Now the launcher is blocked, Nova is the preferred launcher. Be sure to set Nova settings to dark mode to be able to see some UI elements as the normal light mode makes it hard to navigate without a touchscreen.
Protip: Enable mouse control for Nova in the phone settings for help with setting up, then disable once you're happy with you layout. The best way to move the icons about is to hold the middle button then nudge a nav button a few times, then it will move around.
I have also blocked the following packages:
pm block com.duoqin.xiaoai <--- Xiaomi AI pm block com.duoqin.translator pm block com.duoqin.fmradio pm block com.duoqin.snake pm block com.duoqin.reader
I hope this helps!
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Opinion on Samsung S9 vs iPhone 8
I know this isn't really fair, since the s9 is newer, but, this is from personal experience. I'm gonna list off pros and cons about each, what I like about each phone, the differences, features, and the verdict.
iPhone 8: It was really hard getting rid of this thing, but I had to. Pros: -Very simple UI and home page layout was easy to use and see. -iMessage just blows any android messaging out the water -Highly secure devices, like almost unhackable. But.. there is no such thing as perfect software. -Loaded games and social apps nearly instantly, but gaming ate my battery. -The emojis, Android emojis suck tbh
Cons: -You can't really customize your iPhone, they're pretty boring and start feeling the same after a while -Multi tasking on iPhone is not good. I have never owned a newed iPhone so i dont know what its like. -Almost everything requires a subscription or some kind of fee. Like 80% of apps (like productivity apps, or games, etc) requires a hefty monthly subscription. Even the iCloud service requires $1.29/month for 50gB. -They break really easily. Using a naked iPhone is like driving a car off the henny. -They are extremely costly for what you get, like Apple is a straight up monopoly, I don't wanna hate because Apple is good in some things, but they are just leaching so much money. Like $700 for a set of wheels for your computer.. bruh, and iPhones don't do much for the price they're at, $1500 for a phone that does pretty much nothing.
I do like iPhones, they feel premium asf, I feel rich holding one lmao, especially naked. Like i said, they're simple which is sick but in a way the simplicity kinda defeats the purpose of having a "pocket computer."
Samsung Galaxy S9: I thought I was gonna miss my iPhone when I got this thing, but man, when I got it, i didn't regret it one bit. I got the purple one which is dope, and not only that, it feels almost as premium as the iPhone. But the UI is a shit ton better
Pros: UI is amazing -You can customize almost anything on Androids -They are also really fast phones, and gaming doesn't munch battery like on iPhone -The speaker quality is a lot crisper, i can hear the ambience in music pretty well. -The display on this thing is amazing, deeper colours, always on display and edge lighting (both are useless and i dont use em) -The camera quality on this phone is great, captures scenery perfectly, but on the iPhone, recording video is better -Fast charging, if my phone is at 20-30%, it'll finish charging in like 30m-1h, which is dandy. -Theres a lot more freedom on Androids, you can do a lot more things than you could on an iPhone, on iPhone, you just feel so restricted to the features that they give you, you can't just download an app like zedge and change your ringtone, or download an app like nova launcher and completely redesign your home layout (not sponsored). -The battery lasts a lot longer too, I remember having my iPhone and having to charge it at least 3 or 4 times a day. With my Samsung, only 2-3 (3rd one is over night). -Androids can multitask seamlessly, which is extremely useful -You don't have to pay for everything -The pro list can go on n on
Cons: -Video recording sucks -Social media sucks on Androids (but social media sucks in general, so much toxicity) -Cache build up gets pretty annoying, and background running apps, it gets pretty annoying. -No iMessage, or data restricting like on iPhone (being able to toggle off an apps access to data) -The security on Androids isn't nearly as great as iPhone, which shouldn't be a problem if you don't download from APK sites or something.
Once again, the S9 is amazing and I love this phone. There's just too much that I can do on this thing. The iPhone is also a great phone, simplicity and security is good but too simple butchers it. If Android and iOS had a baby it would be revolutionary. So, the verdict, if you've read this far I truly wanna thank you for reading my opinion/review, but, if i was to choose between the 2, i would choose the Samsung, just because of the customization, features, and capability. But if I could, I would own 1 Samsung and 1 iPhone.
Thank you for reading, and have a great day/night!🤝🤝
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