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Rooted device with superuser but terminal emulator denied permission

I'm trying to use Better Terminal Emulator Pro after rooting my device. I successfully accepted the superuser prompt, but when I open it I get this message: [BTEP: PID=2540 exited with code : 255] ...
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Force debug in safe mode via USB?

I did something so stupid I'm almost kind of proud of it. I rooted my LG Optimus T (Froyo) using Gingerbreak, cleaned out a bunch of stuff, and accidentally deleted the home screen launcher. No big, I'...
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Google Android account without Gmail

Recently my grandmother got my uncle's old cellphone, and today I've been trying to set it up for her. It's an LG-P990, running on Android 2.2.2, which can't be further upgraded. In order to have ...
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Barcode Scanning with a low res camera (3.2mp)

I have two phones, one has a 3.2mp camera, the other has an 8mp camera. I downloaded the 'Barcode Scanner' app on both phones, it works on the 8mp phone but the 3.2mp phone doesnt pick up any barcodes ...
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How to change the default contact saving location for HTC Desire HD 2.2.1?

How to set HTC Desire HD Android 2.2.1 to save new contacts to Exchange? With Samsung Galaxy S 2.2.1 it's super easy: Contacts > Menu > More > Settings > Save new contacts to... But with HTC Desire ...
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I can't connect my Samsung Galaxy SL GT-I9003 via USB

I can't connect my Samsung Galaxy SL GT-I9003 via USB. When I try to connect via usb mode the phone doesn't respond, it only charges. I tried restarting and restoring my device, but it still won't ...
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i5500 update from 2.2 to 2.2.2?

I have got a Samsung Galaxy GT-I5500. Actually there is Froyo 2.2 running on it. I read that with 2.2.2 there got a bunch of bugfixes released. Even though i know Froyo is quite old I never ever read ...
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Is there a way to display Interstate Rest Areas on Google Maps Navigation?

I've had several instances where this information would have been useful when navigating w/ Moto Droid, but I haven't been able to figure out a way to get to interstate (USA) rest areas in Google Maps ...
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Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 - Google Play Store Installing

I hava Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 and my Android version is 2.2.1 I have not Google Play app on my phone. Can I install Google Play app with this specifications. If not how can do it? I just do not ...
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Why won't Kies let me tried to update to Froyo again after a failed upgrade attempt?

Yesterday I connected my i9000 to Kies which showed a message about the Froyo upgrade. I clicked on Firmware Upgrade, it started with an progress bar, and when it got to 100% it tried to reconnect to ...
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Decrypt folder, that was encrypted using EncFS, on Android

So this is my setup: I use Ubuntu (11.04, but this shouldn't matter) to encrypt my secret folder. I sync this folder using Ubuntu One (Dropbox would be possible too). Now I want to have it on my ...
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My Android phone screen is un-usable, how do I transfer all my data to a new phone?

My current phone (Samsung Galaxy POP) running Andoid 2.2 has all its data including contacts and messages stored in the SD card + SIM card. However the touch screen of that phone has been damaged and ...
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Android 2.2 : How add device admin

I can't figure out how to add / remove device admins from my HTC Desire running Android 2.2 Where in the settings screen is this feature located ? Any help would be highly appreciated.
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Where are my Apps gone? Not shown under all apps, in my phone

I have a nuumber of Android apps installed. When I use them from desktop shortcuts of phone, they work normally but in "All apps" (having up arrow symbol) section, it only shows 4 apps: Latitude, ...
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The video file cannot be played (on Galaxy S)

Last few days my video files cannot be played on my Samsung Galaxy S and I do not know why. I select a video and I choce to wath it with the android's video player and I have the message below : "The ...
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Why does my notification bar get stuck on Galaxy S?

The notification bar on my Samsung Galaxy S with Froyo has a nasty habit of getting stuck. When this happens and I try to pull it down, the (I don't know what to call it) "dragging bar" appears, but ...
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Android 2.2 security in 2016

I have an old Samsung Dart t499 that I would like to give to my son for simple texting and phone calls. Assuming that (1) we don't install any apps and just use the ones that came by default on the ...
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My phone's camera app doesn't work

When I'm trying to take photos, I get the error: The application Camera (process com.android.camera) has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again. My phone is a Verzo Kinzo with Android version 2.2. ...
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What does the 'Failed to move application. Not enough memory' error mean when choosing 'Move to SD card'?

When I choose 'Settings - Applications - Manage applications' , and a 'Move to SD card' I get the 'Failed to move application. Not enough memory' error. Anyone know why ? I am running Froyo 2.2 on a ...
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Rooted Froyo phone, deleting apk files doesn't free up internal memory

I am constantly running into storage problems on my 2.2 Froyo Samsung Galaxy Ace. I decided to delete some memory intensive stock apps that I didn't need, and deleted the .apk files using Root Browser ...
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Can you run Android 2.2 Froyo or 2.3 Gingerbread in a VM?

I came across a how-to guide for running Android 1.7 in a virtual machine (VirtualBox), but 1.7 is old. I haven't been able to find a Android 2.2 or 2.3 image anywhere, does anyone have any ideas on ...
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Launch app on start (even SD card apps)

I'm pretty sure (despite of haven't seen them) that there are a few question about running some app when you turn on the phone. But I want a something a little more complex here. I have a few apps to ...
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When will my phone get the Android 2.2 update (FroYo)?

Android 2.2 (FroYo, short for "Frozen Yogurt") was released over the Summer 2010, however not all of the devices that will get this update have received it yet. Each manufacturer and carrier needs to ...
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How to end call via adb in android 2.2.1?

Im creating small call center like system based on pyadb. I was developing for my phone which has custom SlimKat ROM - kitkat based. To call i do :adb shell am start -a android.intent.action.CALL -d ...
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How can I open an HTML file I have copied from PC to SD Card of Phone?

How can I open an HTML file I have copied from PC to SD Card of Phone? I've tried opening it with the default application which is HTML Viewer but I get a "Web page not available" system page. The ...
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How to use alphabets on keypad in Phone App? - Samsung Galaxy 3 I5801

When I select Phone app and go to keypad tab, on keys I see alphabets besides each number key. How to use them? I suppose it should find a contact already in my contacts. When I type key 7 twice it ...
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How can I hide some contacts from dialer?

I am playing around with my brand new Motorola Defy and trying to find a way to manage my contacts. Of course it synced every contact in my Google account... I want to hide some of them, you know, ...
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Can I override the default DNS settings on an HTC Evo without root access?

Is there any way to override the Sprint DNS server(s) used by default on the 3G connection of an HTC Evo running Froyo without root access? The reason I want to do this is because some sites are able ...
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Android 2.2: Avoid disappearing of home shortcuts to apps into SD card. Restore app list items

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy i5510. The space in internal memory was just about to finish so I decided to move some apps to the SD card. After I did it a lot of the apps moved (not all of them) ...
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Questions about Samsung Galaxy Tab

I'm going to buy a Galaxy Tab and I'm hoping to find the answers here: Can I plug in a USB flash memory or an external hard-disk to Galaxy Tab via any USB Converter? Does Android 2.2 support VPN ...
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What is SNS App?

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy I551 with Android 2.2 FroYo. Sorry for my ignorance, but I have not idea what is that app (which came installed and without rooting can't be removed). And it is using 15MB ...
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How can I prevent my screen from turning off while on a phone call?

When I'm on a call my screen turns off after X seconds. Half the time I can't get it to turn back on without pushing the on/off button, which I have set to terminate a phone call (because half the ...
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Sharp SH7218U doesn't boot after formatting system partition

I formatted /system on my Sharp SH7218U. Now it won't turn on/boot up. The screen doesn't turn on at all, even after removing battery or plugging into PC. PC says "unrecognized device plugged in". ...
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Android limited to 1 hour video recording?

At the moment, I am using the standard video recording app for video recording. I have found that the recording automatically stops after just 1 hour. Is this a deliberate limitation placed on the ...
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A better way to take screenshot in Galaxy S 2.2?

In Galaxy S with Froyo installed, you can take a screenshot of your phone by holding the back button and tapping the home button. However, this involves the back key, and a lot of application close ...
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How to get the stock music player to play WMA files?

I'm using android 2.2 on a stock Nexus one (from the pre-developer phone stage). Should the music player be able to cope with WMAs? I'm sure I've seen references to it coping with them, but they are ...
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Android 2.2 Automatically Changes Text/Acronyms

I have a Samsung Galaxy I5500 with Android 2.2 . I have predictive text switched off (at Settings/Language & keyboard/Samsung keypad/XT9 Predictive text). Auto-capitalization is switched on. If ...
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How to remove corporate settings?

My DroidX just got upgraded to 2.3.15 (android version shows 2.2) over the air. After the upgrade the phone forced me to set a pin number. The phone is not currently connected to an Exchange server, ...
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What Android sync'd data is encrypted?

With the release of the firesheep plug-in for firefox it has become trivial for website browsing on open Wi-Fi networks to be hijacked by 3rd party listeners. Android offers the convenient auto-sync ...
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Where are displayed shortcuts stored?

Often after a reboot, crash or USB usage, icons of apps go missing. Both in the "Home" screens and "Applications". Currently I have four screens of apps, three in Home. Some of the icons ...
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I deleted my only launcher

I deleted my only launcher and now I cannot open settings to set to debug mode in order to use ADB or similar to install a new launcher. I can't open the Play store, can't open anything except those ...
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Upgrade form froyo to jellybean

I recently upgraded by Samsung galaxy exhibit 2 to jelly bean 4.2.2 from gingerbread. I was wondering if it was also possible for my Samsung dart, running on Froyo. Can i flash the same ROM? Is it the ...
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How do I turn off the cellular radio without disabling bluetooth?

I have an old Motorola Droid that is no longer subscribed on any Verizon service. I still use it for things like web browsing, ebooks, and along with some wireless stereo headphones, music. I've ...
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I keep getting storage errors but I have plenty of free space, what is safe to remove from internal storage?

I keep getting these errors: Screenshot #1: install errors (click image to enlarge) But according to the storage settings I should have plenty of free space: Screenshot #2: free space (click ...
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How can I root my Samsung Dart (SGH-T499)?

I've seen several sites using SuperOneClick, but can't seem to find a legitimate download link to it. (The original site, shortfuse.org was down). I then saw TowelRoot, but it tripped Norton, saying ...
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What's using my GPS?

On my Android phone (a Desire HD), the GPS indicator is currently on & flashing away. How can I find out which app is responsible for using the GPS? I have my suspicions but would like to know ...
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Recovery mode on android netbook?

2 years ago I was given a netbook for Christmas and it came with the Android 2.2 OS. Since then I haven't used the netbook much but recently I decided to put Linux Mint on the netbook. But I didn't ...
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Cruz T301: USB Storage Not Recognized

I have a Cruz Tablet (T301) that runs Android 2.2.1. I do not remember if my tablet originally came with a cord or not, but I have a cord that originally goes to a camera of mine that fits both the ...
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HTC Desire HD vibrating constantly

My girlfriend plugged her phone in to charge and it started vibrating, and never stopped. The only way to stop it is to power off the phone, and take the battery out. Even if the phone is off, it ...
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exclamations mark shown with wifi networks

I have an issue with my moto g 2nd gen ,that it's shows a mark like exclamation sign with WiFi network and work slow due to this sign .plz give me solutions for this problem