Only use this tag when your question is truly specific to Gingerbread. For example, it's appropriate to use when asking about a Gingerbread feature, but not when asking about a device hardware issue unaffected by the OS (even you're using Gingerbread on that device!).

learn more… | top users | synonyms (3)

1
vote
1answer
404 views

Local Address Book

Disclaimer: I'm new with Android. I have a 2.3.6 device. So I'm on my phone, I hit the little address book button. I can see I have "contacts" Three of them. Yay. One has a little phone icon. ...
2
votes
2answers
26k views

Installing Android Market/Google Play on non-rooted Kindle Fire

Is there a way to install either the Android Market or Google Play on a Kindle Fire (Android 2.3 and Kindle version 6.3.1) without first rooting it? I have access to a Windows 7 computer with Admin ...
2
votes
0answers
3k views

Google Maps disable prefetcher service

I have a Motorola Cliq, running Cyanogenmod 7.2. I've cached my local area as an offline map and would like to disable or stop the PrefetcherService that sol runs all the time on wifi. I can't find an ...
1
vote
0answers
98 views

No calendar notifications after gingerbread on galaxy s 4G

I updated my Galaxy S 4G to Gingerbread, followed by a factory reset. Now I don't get any calendar notifications even though the appropriate boxes have been selected in the Settings menu for the ...
4
votes
1answer
779 views

Add functionality to home button?

What application will let me allot a certain functionality to the home button? Currently, I want to make it so that pressing the Home button twice will activate Voice Actions. Do you know of any app ...
1
vote
1answer
5k views

Connectify not working properly? [closed]

I use connectify to create a wifi hotspot which I use in my Android device. But a problem occurs that the internet access stops after a minute or so in my Android device. I have to restart connectify ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Stop Google Talk from signing in

I recently had to change the password of my primary account. Now Talk keeps trying to sign-in and fails. Having no way of changing the credentials used by talk without completely resetting my phone, I ...
2
votes
1answer
367 views

What does “Quick Upload” do?

Using Motorola Atrix with Android 2.3. When long-clicking an image in the Gallery (Galerie in German), among others there’s an option to “Quick Upload” (“Schnelles Hochladen” in German). What does ...
2
votes
0answers
219 views

GMail stops syncing after an hour or so [closed]

A few days ago I noticed that sometimes emails were getting stuck in the Outbox in GMail on my Samsung Droid Charge. That was when I noticed that my Inbox count was showing unread messages, but the ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

Received messages are not showing names of contacts on HTC Desire S

I just bought a new HTC Desire S (so no custom ROM has been installed or rooting done). Everything else seems to be working fine, except in messages the names of at least one contact are not ...
3
votes
1answer
452 views

Automatically replace app after opening APK

If I download an APK and open it, I get a "Not Installed" error if the app is already present on the device. Is there any way to automatically delete the old version? (Note I'm not trying to avoid ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Cannot see my device in Dalvik Debug Monitor [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: installing USB driver for Micromax A50 I have android gingerbread (2.3.6) . I wanted to take a screen shot so i enabled USB-Debugging,connected the USB,started ddms but ...
7
votes
2answers
16k views

Instagram creates a new “Camera” folder, how do I deal with it?

I'm on Android 2.3.4, Xperia Active. And I have downloaded and installed Instagram. Normally when I take pictures on the stock Camera app, my photos gets sent to sdcard/DCIM/100ANDRO. However, when I ...
2
votes
2answers
10k views

How much user-available memory do you need?

How much user-available memory is needed in an android phone that runs Gingerbread and is likely to be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich in order to be able to install and work with a reasonable number ...
1
vote
0answers
184 views

Voice Recorder app on Gingerbread vanilla ROM? [closed]

Please correct me if I'm wrong but.. is there a voice recorder app that came with the vanilla gingerbread (having no mods and skins of manufacturers)? If so, can anyone be kind enough to share it ...
3
votes
1answer
4k views

How to convert a .odex file to a dex file [closed]

I am trying to decompile a system app. Unfortunately there is no classes.dex for this particular system app. There is only a *.odex. I know I have to deodex this so that I get a .dex file. I have ...
1
vote
1answer
366 views

List of which phone builts with multitouch in the browser? [closed]

I have seen this which led me to Droidthing. Although being the most thorough i have seen so far, it would need it more detailed. Background being: some 2.x phones have a multitouch stock browser, ...
1
vote
1answer
287 views

Why Headset With Volume Control Functions Different Now And What To Do With Track Skipping Bug?

I am using ZAGGsmartbuds to listen to music and speak with people as it has track switch control and microphone. Pressing track control once activates stock music player to play music and also pauses ...
5
votes
1answer
2k views

Get Facebook app to use full screen in Android 2.3?

Is it possible to make the Facebook app in Android 2.3 use the full screen? I remember being able to do this on a different device with Android 1.6 but I can't find a way to do it with Android 2.3.
4
votes
2answers
810 views

Enabling Wi-Fi disables 3G service (ZTE Warp running Shinjitsu 1.5b)

I just started using this ZTE Warp (on Boost Mobile) yesterday. I rooted and ROM'd it with Clockwork Mod and Shinjitsu 1.5b (1.5.1c and 1.5.1c-beta2 did not work, for some reason). Everything is ...
2
votes
1answer
220 views

Got weird fullscreen ad when visiting website [closed]

When I vistit on my nexus one the website alternativeto.net and open a subpage then suddenly I see a fullscreen ad with the title "liferay.com" and the address cat.m.ifortune.mobivillage.de I see the ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Root Motorola Defy XT

I am still trying figure out how to root the new Motorola Defy XT. It runs Gingerbread 2.3.5. Can someone help me with this? Last time (many years ago) I rooted a phone using Z4root however, as I read ...
3
votes
1answer
664 views

Why doesn't my Desire S support RTL?

When I bought my Desire S in Israel I was under the assumption that it's OS (Android 2.3) came with built in Hebrew support. When I turned the phone on I discovered that there isn't an option to ...
0
votes
1answer
543 views

change phone properties so I can download an item from Google play?

I have a Huawei u8160(A.K.A Vodafone 858 Smart) which had an original Froyo ROM , Now it's upgraded to CyanogenMod7.2(Gingerbread) and even after upgrading Google play apps are the same exactly. I ...
4
votes
2answers
170 views

Gingerbread ROM for Nook Color?

Does anyone know a good place to get a Gingerbread mod for Nook Color?
1
vote
1answer
476 views

Get installed apps as APK within Android?

I'm looking for an application that will let me easily export any application I have to APK format (I'm not rooted). Normally, AirDroid does this easily and I love AirDroid for that. However, one of ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

Sync birthdays from Facebook to Android contacts

Many people want to have their Facebook contacts synced with their Android contacts, including information such as birthday and so on. I have the official Facebook app installed on my Android 2.3.3 ...
4
votes
1answer
114 views

Why can't I accept calls on my Droid X?

I recently updated my Droid X to version 4.5.621.MB810.Verizon.en.US. I can't accept incoming calls though. The screen that allows you to either accept or decline a call doesn't appear anymore. The ...
2
votes
0answers
71 views

Online status for facebook contacts [closed]

I have Facebook, Facebook messanger and Skype Installed. Also, I've connected/linked contacts manually across accounts. In the contacts I can only see Skype contacts online. Is there a way to see ...
1
vote
0answers
497 views

strange music played, no virus [closed]

An hour ago I was walking around my apartment when I heard some music playing very soft. It turned out to be my phone. It was the kind of calm music that you'd hear in the background of a nature ...
1
vote
0answers
106 views

Facebook and Tweetdeck

I've been using Tweetdeck in order to post to Twitter and Facebook for a while. It does post my updates on both services, but some of my updates can't be shared. Here is an example (there is no Share ...
-1
votes
3answers
5k views

How can I upgrade my Samsung Galaxy S2 to the latest kernel?

I have an SGS2 with Gingerbread 2.3.4 and kernel version 2.6.35.7-I9100XXKG1-CL349526 se.infra@SEP-39 #2. I heard that I can update the kernel to a newer version, but I have a few questions before I ...
13
votes
4answers
7k views

Is it possible to display nicknames in the contact list?

Is it possible to use nicknames, instead of first+last names, as the contact's display name in the contact list and/or the incoming/outgoing call view? Device is Samsung Galaxy S 2. Edit: to be ...
2
votes
1answer
337 views

Clear Google Maps search history without removing the cached maps?

I've been using the Google Maps app to cache the maps on certain places where I might be going in the future. I don't always have internet access which is why I'm doing this. Now that I've cached most ...
3
votes
1answer
385 views

Upgrade small-screen phone to Ice Cream Sandwich?

I'm running 2.3 (Gingerbread) on an Xperia mini, and Sony Ericsson recently announced the availability to upgrade to 4.x (Ice Cream Sandwich). My understanding is that ICS is geared more towards ...
7
votes
4answers
40k views

Install apps to sd card by default [duplicate]

How can I do this? I'm using a Samsung Galaxy Ace I've tried this method http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1278349 I confirmed that it was indeed set to 2. But it wouldnt work. Then I ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

Speech-to-Text Uppercase Letter Problem

Whenever I compose any type of message through speech-to-text, a problem occurs which is rather annoying and seemingly, there is no workaround. The problem: Android capitalises the first letter of ...
1
vote
0answers
1k views

Mobile AP gives “error” when trying to enable

I'm running Android Gingerbread 2.3.3 on Samsung Galaxy S - Captivate (SGH-I896) I recently rooted my phone because my provider, SpeakOut, only allows internet access through port 80; apps weren't ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Why does Gmail force close when I open it?

Every time I open my Gmail app it force closes. This is the message I get: The application Gmail( process com.android.gmail) has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again.) If it helps I am using ...
2
votes
1answer
259 views

Screen turns off after a certain time

I have a weird issue on my Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 with baseband s5830XXKPP (bought in Mexico), whenever I'm doing anything (playing a game, using a web browser, etc), after a certain time (like a ...
1
vote
1answer
931 views

How to disable mobile data on DROID Bionic?

I tried this, but there's no such option. I suspect that it might be because of Motorola's customizations. The device is a DROID Bionic. System version: 5.9.902.XT875.Verizon.en.US Android version: ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

Has anyone ever made a plugin for the stock Android browser?

Based on this StackOverflow question, there's a possibility to develop for the native/stock Android browser. But it doesn't seem developers are latching onto creating at least some plugins for it. So ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

Does ADB push and pull work on non-rooted phones?

I just discovered about the command adb push and adb pull which supposedly lets people push and pull data from within the internal memory. Now my question is, can this be used on non-rooted phones? ...
2
votes
1answer
901 views

How to enable multiple users on Google Talk for Android 2.3.4? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Use Google Talk with multiple accounts I always use two Google accounts. One for personal use, and the other for professional-related things. On my phone, I have Android ...
4
votes
0answers
646 views

Skype integration with the native contacts?

I tried adding Skype information to my contacts and there's a gray circle showing up beside the Skype username. I can then deduce that it is indicating my contact as offline. However, there seems to ...
3
votes
0answers
172 views

Marking an e-mail as unread pops a “new email” notification

My wife and I both have Samsung Galaxy S2 phones, and use the GMail app for reading and writing emails. In that app, when I mark a read mail as "unread", it throws me back into the previous screen ...
2
votes
1answer
323 views

Android 2.3 Tablet: HDMI using both screens

I've an android 2.3 tablet. When I connect it to the TV the tablet's screen turns off and I can only see in the TV screen. Is there any way to keep both screens on? Thanks!
5
votes
2answers
3k views

My HTC Desire HD crashes when picking up a call. Any ideas how to resolve the problem?

This is extremely annoying. After the last update to Android 2.3.5, whenever I get a call from certain contacts, picking up crashes the whole phone application and resets the SIM. Rejecting the call ...
3
votes
2answers
7k views

What does “Locked Messages” mean?

When I try to delete a message, I get prompted to select whether to "Delete locked messages". There doesn't appear to be any difference if I check this option or leave it unchecked. Does anyone know ...
4
votes
2answers
3k views

Get root access without going through replacing things?

I'm totally new to rooting and I would like to simply have root access to my phone. I don't want to do any customization whatsoever to the insides of it. Is this doable? I mean like, in terms of a PC, ...