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Finding Google photos original files and SimpleSSHD
Posted on 10-13-2019 04:37:25 UTC | Updated on 10-13-2019 04:43:40 UTC
Section: /software/android/ | Permanent Link

I fired up SSHDroid using Android 10 for the first time, and quickly noticed a warning that the app was not made for Android 10, and might not work correctly. I was happy to see that it did work as the daemon fired right up and I ssh'ed in without issue. I tried getting to my pictures area on my phone so I could back up some of the original raw files. I was greeted with an "Access Denied" to /storage/emulated/0/DCIM/Camera area. Unfortunately SSHDroid is not allowed access to the /storage area anymore in Android 10. Now to find a way to get to my raw picture files.

Finding Google original quality photos

My pictures are uploaded to Google in "Original Quality" not Google's "High Quality" mode. Basically original quality is the exact picture the camera took. High quality is a more compressed version of the same picture which takes up less space. Looking at the info area of a photo in the Google Photos app you can see the original quality picture size. If you go to Google photos on the web and you look at the same info on the same file, you see that the file size is smaller. Which made me wonder how would I get my original quality photo back if Google is showing me the high quality version of my photo. After trying a few things, I found out that if you select the photos in Google photos in the web, and then select "Download", you get a zip file of the original quality photos. It seems that on the web they show you the high quality version of the file, but when you download it you get the quality that it was originally uploaded in. This allows me to get the original files if I want now. Wheew!

SimpleSSHD

It seems that SimpleSSHD is not being updated any time soon, and for that matter does not even show up in the Google Play store anymore, I wanted to see if any other sshd programs for Android allowed access to the photos area of the phone. The one that seems to allow this that I found is SimpleSSHD. Upon first startup it asks for access to media which includes photos and videos. I proceed to start up the sshd server and ssh in. I was able to access the /storage/emulated/0/DCIM/ area with my photos. SimpleSSHD works great. I don't see any way to give the dev some money by buying the app, or in app purchases, so I guess I'll just say thanks for making a great sshd app that works on Android 10.

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Rooting the Atrix 4G after Android Gingerbread update
Posted on 07-23-2011 20:03:39 UTC | Updated on 07-30-2011 05:15:10 UTC
Section: /software/android/ | Permanent Link

The Update

Last night the Android Gingerbread 2.3.4 update was pushed out to Motorola Atrix 4g phones in the US. I'm happy to say I'm the owner of one of these phones. Before the update I had rooted my phone so I could run things like full phone backups (Titantium Backup) and do side loading (which is now an enabled feature in Atrix 2.3.4 version). I'm happy to say the update went smoothly.

Losing Root

Here's the issue after doing an OS update. If you had rooted your phone you will loose root. This will happen every time you do an update. The update overwrites the hacked su program which allows programs to su to root. This meant I had to find a new way to root the phone again. My first stop for this is always the the XDA Developers forum. They are the cutting edge of phone hacking.

Recovering Root

Searching the XDA Fourm I came up with this link to a site which provides an older method to root the phone. This method might be older but it was working for people on the forum. I happy to report that after following the steps on this site my phone is rooted again. Hooray! Thanks Brief Mobile!

More Hacking

The bootloader was cracked on the Atrix a few weeks ago.I have not decided to do this yet as I'm satisfied with Gingerbread for now. But if anyone wants to read more about this check out this Brief Mobile posting about the 2.3.4 update and about the bootloader.

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