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Can you get a list of the RUNNING applications on Android for the purpose of activating them?

On my Samsung Galaxy S Android phone: if I start a couple of apps, I can get an overview of them in the 'Active applications' icon on my first screen. Clicking this icon, shows me all active ...
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Voice-to-text on keyboard in HTC Sense

I've just got my phone upgraded to Android 2.1. It's a HTC Hero running HTC Sense. One of the features I was really looking forward to in Android 2.1 was the microphone button on the keyboard which ...
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How do I downgrade Android 2.1 to 1.6 on a Garminfone?

I need to send in my Garminfone to T-Mobile. I've rooted it and installed the 2.1 upgrade. The master reset doesn't restore it to 1.6. I know Super One Click will unroot it. Does anyone know how to ...
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Use the USB cable as an audio interface when the phone is plugged in

Whenever I'm at my desk, my phone is plugged into my PC and I use both my phone's (internal) headphones and my PC's (external) headphones. The reason is that I use my phone for podcasts and my PC for ...
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'Car Home' in HTC Hero, Android 2.1

I've just had my HTC Hero upgraded to Android 2.1, and I have heard about the Car Home function, which sounds great for when I use the new Google Maps Navigation in my car. However, this doesn't seem ...
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Merge Skype and Gmail contacts

I recently installed Skype on my phone, and so all of my Skype contacts are added to the full list of contacts in my phone. However, most of these contacts are redundant. A few of the redundancies ...
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2.1 as a secure access point?

I rooted my HTC Desire 2.1 and I want to turn in into secure access point. Is there any way I can do that? I do want to make is secure so user has to enter password to get Internet access.
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Persistent lines on screen

This morning I noticed my phone has several light grey horizontal lines on the display, that don't go away when I change applications, or restart the phone. They don't rotate when I rotate the display ...
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Media Player starts playing when I unplug headphones

The stock media player on my phone has an annoying behaviour. Whenever I unplug the headphones, if the media player is paused or not running, it immediately starts running and playing my playlist. ...
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How do I disable the annoying auto-correction of punctuation on device keyboard?

Here are two examples: (I'm using the '|' as the cursor) Example #1: I want to put the next word in quotes | type '"' followed by a word and closing quote: I want to put the next word in quotes" ...
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Wifi turns off on NookColor when put to sleep. How can I prevent this?

I have a rooted NookColor. Everytime I put the device to sleep and then unlock the device on the next use, I have to disable the wifi and re-enable it in order to get wifi working again. I've tried ...
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Can I install live wallpaper on a Samsung Galaxy 3?

I am proud owner of Samsung galaxy 3 with android 2.1. Unfortunately it doesn't supports live wallpaper. So is there any alternatives/options for installing live wallpaper with or without rooting ? ...
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Network operator selection

I own a Acer BeTouch E130 upgraded to Android 2.1 (official upgrade). And I'm facing issues with it, I'm basically from Belgium but I work in France currently therefor everyday I spend time in both ...
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How to disable certain Android sound alerts?

I have a Motorola Droid phone running Android 2.1. Many times per day my phone alerts me with a sound. It is not a new email or SMS or disconnection from the 3G network. I suspect it may alerting me ...
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Can I get a notification of failed WiFi connection for secured network?

I have an HTC Hero running Android 2.1. My work has a secured wifi network that we're allowed to connect our phones too. We also have to change our account passwords every so often. When this happens, ...
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Override detected WIFI parameters

I am trying to connect to our corporate WIFI network. I know that the type of the network is 802.1x because tech support told me so and I have colleagues that can connect to it using their iPhone with ...
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Is there anyway to speed up or replace the Sense UI dialer?

I have a droid eris running android 2.1...the dialer for it is awful. I dont know why they chose to put the end call button and send call button in the exact same area. It is also very laggy. ...
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How can I make the Swype keyboard type “I” when I press “i”, now it types “ki”?

I am using the Swype keyboard preloaded on my at&t Captivate (Samsung Galaxy S) phone and I like it a lot. My only problem is that when I try to write I I'm used to just pressing i and letting the ...
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Hero update lead to deletion of widgets

I have an HTC Hero (Europe) with Sense with used to run 2.1. A few days ago it said it wanted to update. I allowed it and now the SMS widget is missing. The widget on the startscreen that also has ...
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Android Browser that Saves and Fills Passwords

Is there a browser I can install that stores passwords just like regular desktop browsers? I'd only use it for unimportant passwords, so I'm really not worried about security. Anything that saves ...
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How can I change LauncherPro shortcut intents without using the Shortcut option on my NookColor?

I have a rooted NookColor and am using launcherpro as my home app. I would like to change the dock's shortcuts to different applications but the problem is a rooted nookcolor does not support the ...
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Restricted bluetooth functionality when device is paired

I have a bluetooth enabled car stereo, with my iphone I'm able to connect to it, and then use the device to browse through the music on my ipod/make calls etc. The bluetooth pairing basically enables ...
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“No item could be found” error when installing app

I receive 'no item could be found error' when I try to install some apps such as: Busybox Gems miner Springpad All apps are listed in AppBrainer or on their webpages but not on Market. What is ...
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Google Reader Not Available in International Market

I was excited when they announced the official Google Reader app but I can't get it on the market. I am using my Android Device from Kenya, Africa and would want to know whether being in this region ...
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how to close an application in android [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the right way to close apps in Android? Is there any proper way as suggested by google or android official documentation to close an application in android with ...
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How can I enable Google's voice recognition?

I want to enable Android's Voice Input on my Archos 70 Internet Tablet. Voice Input/Output isn't even visible in the settings menu. Is there an apk file to add this or some other way? I'm happy to ...
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Is there a way to color code events in de default Calender application

I am using the (I think default) Calender application on my Samsung Galaxy S phone. It shows blue blocks for my events in the 7 day view. Is there a way to change this blue color ? So that, e.g. I ...
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Should I re-install certain programs after upgrading from Android 2.1 to Android 2.2?

I upgrade my Samsung Galaxy S phone from Android 2.1 to Android 2.2 over the weekend. Today, for the first time since buying the phone ( two months now ) I had to reboot the phone when starting one ...
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Is it somehow possible to sync data on two mobiles phones

I am using a Samsung Galaxy S (running Android 2.1) mobile phone and am thinking (only thinking mind you) of bying a Samsung Galaxy tablet (this one running Android 2.2). I am wondering: is it ...
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Is there an app which will force reconnects on remembered in-range wifi networks?

I'm having some difficulties with my San Francisco handset, running 2.1 It seems to keep dropping Wifi connection randomly. I've got the wireless router sat next to me, and its connected OK, but if I ...
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Is there a way to get to the numeric keyboard when entering text fields

When you are entering text field entries on Android, you get the soft keyboard on my Samsung Galaxy S. In the lower left corner there is the key that switches between the alphabetic characters and ...
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Manage Contact Groups on Droid X

On the Droid X I'm able to create contact groups. However I don't seem to be able to add/delete group members. What am I missing?
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Why does my wifi not automatically reconnect to prefered networks?

I've got a San Francisco handset running 2.1. I've configured it to connect to my wifi network at home. If I go out of range, or reboot the phone, it fails to re-connect automatically and I have to ...
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How do you transfer a programs database to another device

I am using the Book Catalog program to scan and enter my collection of books. This program provides an export/backup and import feature, so I can transfer the entered data onto another device. But I ...
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Android phone can't access anything through VPN

I have a Galaxy S (Android 2.1 Update 1), and a Windows 7 Pro machine configured to allow incoming connections (i.e the built-in PPTP VPN functionality). I can establish a VPN connection to the ...
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Is it possible to clear the “Notifications” on Facebook for Android?

I have enabled notifications in the 'Inbox' section of my Facebook for Android program. Does anyone know of a way to clear the 'Notifications' list ? Reason I ask : Every time I start up Facebook , ...
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Android market - Application downloading problem

I am accessing an Android market and trying to download Free applications, when i have tried to download any application by clicking on "Install" button. When i click on "Download" button, it always ...
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Is it possible to change the name underneath the icons on the home pages?

Just wondering: is it possible to change the name which is displayed underneath the icons on the home pages ? I added some short cuts to internet pages on these pages, and they use way too long names ...
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Gmail only reads my emails when I press the 'refresh' button - is this normal

On my Samsung Galaxy S, gmail only loads new emails when I press the 'refresh' button. Is this normal ? Or should I set some options somewhere ? I thought gmail should push emails to the phone.
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any application to detect sound tone?

is out there any Android application that would tell me what sound tone makes my Singing bowl? HTC Desire on Android 2.1
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shutting down hasn't finished (2.1)

my battery was getting flat so HTC Desire 2.1 decided to shut down. That's fine but the shutting down never finished. Put it on charger. And when clicking Power Off nothing happens. The phone is ...
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custom arrangement of favorites in default (HTC) browser?

can I arrange my favorites in default HTC Desire (2.1) web browser the way I want? Not only by newest, mostly used, alphabetical?
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HTC Evo's Facebook Sync Reboots Phone

After a week's worth of troubleshooting, I have discovered that enabling any sort of account synchronization for "Facebook for HTC Sense" will cause the phone to randomly soft-reboot. I believe this ...