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Message 108518 - Posted: 18 Jun 2022, 5:09:59 UTC - in response to Message 108517.  

Is there an app_config.xml on android?

I would be very surprised if there isn't. However accessing it with a text editor is likely to be difficult unless your phone is rooted. I am pretty certain that last time I tried, Android wouldn't let me look at the BOINC data files.
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Message 108530 - Posted: 18 Jun 2022, 11:18:01 UTC - in response to Message 108520.  
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What folder would I be looking for?
On the phone's memory /data/data/edu.berkeley.boinc, where the second /data/ is a hidden directory. Even when the phone is rooted, I don't think you can easily write to this directory.

Also "USB Debugging" mode, which is available without rooting, might allow you to see all the files using a PC through a USB cable.
No, since the /data/ directory is a hidden directory, so the PC doesn't see it. Besides, even if you would be able to see it, you only have read rights, no write rights. If it's pre-9 Android, you can try this trick to backup the data directory. I'm sure there's an adb command to push a file back into the hidden directory as well, but you do require write rights for that.
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Message 108534 - Posted: 18 Jun 2022, 13:17:07 UTC - in response to Message 108533.  

Total Commander will be able to see the files. On all my devices the directory has always been ./data/data/edu.berkeley.boinc, where ./ depicts root.
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Message 108538 - Posted: 18 Jun 2022, 14:20:23 UTC - in response to Message 108535.  

You started with asking Is there an app_config.xml on android? to which Dave said he wouldn't know why not... but there isn't ever an app_config.xml file unless you make one. And since you can't make one due to lack of write permissions, BOINC won't have one.
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Message 108552 - Posted: 18 Jun 2022, 22:09:22 UTC - in response to Message 108546.  

Thanks for the very useful info. As you mentioned Einstein on Android is RAM & "disk" hungry.
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Message 108561 - Posted: 19 Jun 2022, 6:25:26 UTC

Android is an absolute shambles.
It is to do with Android being a Linux based and therefore rather more secure setup than Windows. If doing what you want was easy, it would make for a lot of business for the people that fix phones when users have screwed them up. I would like rooting my phones to be less hassle than it is but I can understand the reluctance of those behind the platform to do so.
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