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Encrypt the phone's internal storage

Is there a way to encrypt my phone's internal memory, in the same way you would encrypt a computer's partition? Ideally, the phone would always ask for the password when booting, and even if someone ...
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Why are some apps on the market incompatible with my device?

I own a Motorola Flipout, Android 2.1 stock ROM. According to the market the app "Handyticket Deutschland" is not compatible with my phone. The required Android version is 1.5 or above. How can I tell ...
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Is there a way to enable WiFi-tethering without root access?

Is there a way for WiFi-tethering without root access. I mean before Froyo. I have HTC Hero 2.1, and frankly, I don't want to root it for security reasons.
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In my Samsung Galaxy S under Settings - Status - Phone number is says 'unknown': Why?

Title says it all ( I think ), if I look under the 'Settings - Status - Phone number' on my Samsung Galaxy S mobile phone, it says 'unknown'. What does that mean ? Do I have to enter the number some ...
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charging from power outlet or computer? to save battery lifetime

I realized that charging my HTC Desire (Android 2.1) takes longer if connected to computer compare to power outlet. Does it matter which method I use to charge in terms of battery life time?
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Is there any way to move apps to my SD with Android 2.1?

Is there any possible way to move apps to my SD card on my Droid Eris? I keep getting that low memory icon in my notification bar and its really annoying. I'm running Android 2.1
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“Cannot download, not enough space” when “Phone Storage” clearly lists enough space

I just installed Android 2.1 on my Pandigital Novel. Anytime I try to download an app (via WiFi), I get this error: Unable to download. Not enough space on phone. However, the phone lists the free ...
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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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How can I organize items in a folder?

I created a folder for games on my homescreen. I added many apps to it, but now that I need to scroll I'd like to reorder them. Long pressing on an icon closes the folder (so I can drop the icon on my ...
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“Converting to multimedia message” when forwarding large SMS

When I receive a large SMS and when I select "Forward" from options, it shows "Converting to multimedia message" and I'm getting charged more. Furthermore, if the person on receiving end doesn't have ...
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Clear Android Market Search History?

Any thoughts on how one might clear the Android Marketplace search history? For instance, if I recently searched for an android app in the marketplace, the marketplace search maintains a history list ...
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Why does my phone occasionally show the boot animation?

I have a Motorola XT720 on eclair. A couple times, I've seen it show the boot animation (mystical Motorola logo), usually it's while it's sleeping. After I see the boot animation, I am on Emergency ...
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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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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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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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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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Upgrading developer phone

I've an HTC Magic Developer Phone running Android 1.6. I want to upgrade it to Android 2.1. Please guide me how to do this.
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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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Keep the screen from activating when the phone is in my pocket

I usually use my phone without a lock screen, so I can start using it by just pressing a button. Problem is, the camera and volume buttons on my Motorola Milestone are really light, and are easy to ...
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How can I add the market to my device? [duplicate]

I have a white Pandigital Novel that I hacked to run Android 2.1. The firmware I have did not come with the market. Is there a way I can put the market on it? Is there a "market.apk" somewhere?
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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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My alarm didn't go off this morning!

I set an alarm up and I can see the alarm symbol at the top in the notification bar. However, the alarm didn't go off this morning! Thankfully I'm still in the crossover where my old phone is still in ...
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Is there a 'User manual' for Android 2.1?

The user guides that came with my Android 2.1 phone are pretty basic and mostly geared to the mobile company's interface and apps. I've come across this PDF guide to Android 2.2. Is there something ...
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Why does the alarm on my HTC Desire not work correctly?

I have setup three alarms on my HTC Desire (running standard 2.1 with Sense). Mo, Tu, We, Fr @ 05:45 Th @ 05:30 Sa @ 07:00 They are set as repeating alarms and the phone displays the little clock ...
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Why is my captivate able to run flash on android 2.1?

I just noticed that my Captivate can play some flash videos, animations, and to an extent, flash games using the stock android browser running android 2.1. It is incredibly slow and takes forever to ...
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Error launching ddms.bat: “Failed to get the adb version: Cannot run program ”adb“: CreateProcess error=2, The system cannot find the file specified”

I've been following these very detailed instructions to take a screenshot on my Motorola Flipside. When I get to the step #10 where I launch ddms.bat I get this error and my phone doesn't show up: ...
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Is there any way to move apps to my sd card in android 2.1 on my phone?

Is there any way for me to move apps to my sd card in android 2.1 on my phone? Everything I've read so far just talks about how easy it is to do it in 2.2. I have a Milestone, but apparently my ...
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Start services at boot

How to make applications start at boot? I have at least 2 which I'd like to start automatically but they don't (I need to manually start them to have services run in background): Skype Lookout
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How to transfer apps, contacts and settings between two identical phones?

OS: 2.1 Phone: Samsung Vibrant (Galaxy S) I'm having trouble with my new Samsung Vibrant (it constantly reboots) and I'm going to return it for a replacement unit. How can I transfer all of my phone ...
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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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Android 2.1, HTC Hero EU and WIFI configuration issues

After many search and try, it seem to be impossible to connect to a WIFI network with hidden SSID. But perhaps I did my research wrong... So, is there any way to connect to a WIFI network with hidden ...
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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 I change the lock-screen wallpaper?

I've lost the ability to change my lock screen wallpaper (in the course of trigger-happy removal of some phone company apps). I used to be able to do 'Menu > Wallpaper' and be prompted for either ...
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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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Is there an app for Flash support for Android 2.1?

Currently I am using Samsung Galaxy 3 (i5801) with Android 2.1. Is there any app available to support flash video ?
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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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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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Upgrading Unrevoked Desire from Eclair to Froyo

I'm currently running my HTC Desire on 2.1 (O2 branded from the UK, if it makes a difference) which has been rooted via Unrevoked. I've just now been prompted to upgrade it to what I assume is 2.2 via ...
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Motorola Defy Gallery app is crashing upon start

I have for a couple weeks a Motorola Defy with Android 2.1 (Eclair), since today the Gallery app crashes upon start, the screen is shown for a less than a second and then it dies. The only odd thing I ...
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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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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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I saw the 'z4root' application on the Droid market just now. Is it safe to use on my Samsung Galaxy S?

Anybody used the Z4ROOT program to root/unroot his device ? Can I use it on my Samsung Galaxy S phone ? Is it a real root / unroot process ? I am a developer myself and know how much damage you can ...
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Google Reader Not Available in International Market [closed]

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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screen lock and not displaying lock pattern in android 2.2 (Eclair)

I have HTC Wildfire and one feature I don't like is that it displays the lock composition when I enter incorrect one people knows see the correct one even when displaying password is turned off. Is ...
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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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'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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I can't connect wifi tether network with tablet

I used wifi tether application to share internet connection in rooted xperia x8 android 2.1 version. It is work for my laptop. I can connect this network correctly with my laptop. But I can not ...
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How to customize the notification bar?

I don't know even thats possible in case of Xperia mini pro. When I flashed Cyanogen ROM into my Xperia Mini Pro, I was able to customize the notification bar. I mean I was able to change the ...
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I Want to Download ann App That is Free and is for android 1.6, i have android 2.1 and it says its not compatible [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are some Apps on the market incompatible with my device? Thats it. I Wanna Download This App ...
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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 ...