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Why does my phone consume megabytes of traffic when idle?

I have installed Traffic Monitor to check how much data is transferred between my phone and the rest of the world. The traffic is categorized by application, but there is also the category "system ...
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Disable buttons for emergency call and volume control in lock screen

When you see Android's lock screen, there are still some controls available that may be used without unlocking the phone. For me (Android 2.3.3 - LG version) it's the volume control and the button for ...
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HTC G2 crashes, comes back on falsely saying battery level is 0%

Recently my G2 has started dying whenever I use it for more than 5 consecutive minutes. When I reboot it I need to plug into a power source or it will not reboot and it reports that I have 0% battery ...
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Battery Sony Ericsson XPeria Mini Pro

I've a Sony Ericsson XPeria Mini Pro with Android 2.3.3. I noted that the battery ends really fast. I don't have enable GPS service, Mobile data, Bluetooth. Only phone and wifi. In less than two days ...
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Google talk in Sony Ericsson XPeria Mini Pro

I've a Sony Ericsson XPeria Mini Pro with Android 2.3.3 and GTalk didn't came installed. I search it in the market and can't find it. Is there any way to get it installed?
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Can I root my stock-Gingerbread Captivate without flashing a new kernel?

I updated my AT&T Captivate to the stock Gingerbread a few weeks ago, and I've had nothing but problems since -- hangs, lockups, and that constant TetheringManager crash. I'm about to do a ...
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Suspend a phone

I was wondering if I could suspend my phone. Let's say I'm running out of battery and I'm also expecting an important call in a few hours time. Instead of shutting down the phone and starting up ...
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What phones support voice search? [closed]

I need a phone with Android operating system that supports voice search, and speech recognition. How can I understand if a phone supports voice recognition or not? Does each phone with Android support ...
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Will using the built in tethering on a rooted AT&T phone incure extra charges? [closed]

Will using the built-in tethering under Settings --> Wireless and network --> Tethering and portable hotspot incur extra charges on a rooted AT&T Galaxy S2 (SGH-i777)? I don't remember if ...
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Is there a way to upgrade my Galaxy to ICS (even by rooting)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When will my device get the Android 4.0 update (Ice Cream Sandwich)? I have a Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5 (YP-G70), it currently has 2.3 installed on it. I would love to get ...
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How to download a Windows executable? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to download unsupported files from the default browser? When I try to download a Windows executable (.exe) from Android browser, the download starts but stops ...
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What do I need to know about the “weird” Galaxy S Vibrant emergency call handling?

Vibrant support was dropped from CyanogenMod after 7.1 (Gingerbread) due to issues with failed 911 calls. I flashed 7.1 a bit before this was made known, and have since reverted to my stock-based ...
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Is there a way to see 3G connection time?

I have a time-based data plan, therefore I would like to have a report of the 3G connection time (possibly with a weekly reset). However, all the application on the market reports the data usage, and ...
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installing openAOS 2.3.5 on Archos 5IT?

I found there is people installing openAOS 2.3.5 on Archos 5IT, but I haven't seen any website detailing the instructions on how to do it. Anyone?
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Can we install Android 2.3 on Samsung Wave Y GT-S5380K [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I install Android on my non-Android device? I have a samsung smartphone Wave Y GT-S5380K with Bada 2.0 OS installed. Can one install android OS on this Phone ? If ...
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Why am I getting an 'Invalid Server Certificate' error when retrieving email even though I have the 'Verify Certificate' setting disabled?

I'm trying to configure my phone to sync with my work email account. I'm accessing it through OWA (Outlook Web Access). With the default settings, when the phone attempts to retrieve incoming mail, ...
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HTC G2 Phone randomly turns off w fully charged battery on Gingerbread 2.3

My HTC G2 running Android Gingerbread 2.3 randomly turns off while running applications such as the camera with full battery. After the random turn off I try to turn the phone on again and it won't ...
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Xperia X10i slow

Did anyone experience the x10i to become very slow in any given day? After restarting work for few hours fine and then suddenly become. Battery drainage is also very quick almost 4hours of some ...
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Can I locate my android phone?

I brought a new Samsung Galaxy Y inbuilt with Android 2.3.5 some month ago and sold it recently. But after selling I noticed that in that Android I left my email ID (email ID that is used to log in to ...
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Picture Gallery Slow & Won't Refresh on HTC G2 w Android 2.3 Gingerbread

I'm having a problem with Picture Gallery not refreshing and loading too slowly on Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread (HTC G2). After I take a picture and then go to add it on foursquare or facebook from ...
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How can I update my Galaxy Tab to 2.3?

I bought a Samsung Galaxy Tab which has Android 2.2. I want to upgrade it to 2.3 but I don’t know how. I searched to find out a way to do so, but I couldn't find anything.
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can't see what I'm writing on a web form

Samsung I9001, android 2.3.6. If there is a multiline web form, using landscape mode, I'm just seeing the empty part of the web form while I'm using the on screen keyboard. Any solution?
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How do I get rid of the “shut the screen off” animation on Droid 4?

I just want the screen to go black. No fade, no "old style tube tv" animation. Is there a way to make it do this?
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Camera time delay on 2.3.5? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a zoom and timer functionality on Nexus S camera? Is there any app that will let one use a time-delay shot with the phone's camera on Android 2.3.5? The default ...
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Not sure if Kernel Version correct

I recently updated my Samsung GT-S5830 to Gingerbread via Kies. After the update my phone is displaying the kernel version as 2.6.35.7-perf-CL5XXXXX root@DELL 142 #1. The Xs are some 5 digit number. ...
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Disappearing/deleted .pls files

I am making application that is using .pls files to read shoutcasts' adresses from them. At one moment I noticed, that sometimes .pls file I was reading data from is disappearing after I have used it. ...
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Xperia Arc shows 3G signal but not connecting to Internet

I have an Xperia Arc L15i about 5 months old, suddenly I have started experiencing problems with my 3G/2G service. I have the Access Points properly set up (confirmed the same also with my service ...
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How to schedule shutdown of a phone?

I want to use my phone as a wireless router. Since I am on a time-based data plan, I want the phone to automatically shutdown after a specified amount of time (or at least close the data connection ...
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stock sms client creates multiple threads for the same number

Running the default android SMS application, multiple threads get created for the same number. This is how it started: I was visiting a foreign country, I got a legit sms from the service provider ...
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How can I disable auto-dimming of the screen?

What I'd like to see: When idling, the screen turns off after the configured amount of time. What I see: When I don't do anything, the screen dims a bit after ~23 seconds, then at 30 seconds it ...
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How can I free up RAM automatically?

I'm very tired of seeing my RAM used up by unwanted apps which I don't launch regularly, but they continue to appear in the taskbar. Every time I closed them and free the memory. After I restart my ...
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Google Books crashes on loading - workaround? (HTC Desire Z 2.3)

Google Books Android crashes on loading. Is there a workaround to stop this, while I wait for the developers to fix? The application Books (process com.google.android.apps.books) has stopped ...
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rooting Samsung captivate with the new gingerbread release

I just got a message from my cell provider that the official Gingerbread release is out for the Samsung Captivate. I recently rooted my phone so I could install non market apps. Will I have to un root ...
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How does memory usage compare on Droid X Froyo vs Gingerbread stock ROMs?

If I upgrade my Droid X from Froyo 2.2 stock to Gingerbread 2.3 stock Motorola/Verizon ROM, is it known what the memory footprint impact is expected to be? (assuming I keep my installed app list and ...
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Are there good resources for comparing performance of Stock Motorola ROMs vs. CM7.1?

I'm looking for a good resource for which shows performance comparison - for Droid X - of Froyo 2.2 (stock ROM), Gingerbread 2.3 (Stock Verizon ROM) and any sort of Cyanogen ROM running on Droid X ...
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Cannot enable GPS on G510

I have an Android G510 running 2.3.4 but cannot access the GPS. In "Location & Security" there is no GPS item, just "Use wireless networks". Can anyone help please Is there any test I can do to ...
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How can I return from power-saving mode in Android 2.3?

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy S II Epic (with Android version 2.3.6 installed), and whenever my phone reaches 10% battery life it prompts me to turn on power-saving mode (and I do). However, once my ...
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Android “loses” a game

I installed this game via APK on my Chinese tablet "Infotmic M799CA", created a desktop shortcut for it and noticed that after a (very frequent) device hang with consequent reboot, the game gets lost. ...
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Synchronizing skype contacts with android

I installed skype on my android 2.3 samsung galaxy and all skype contacts were added to pnone contacts. Later in PC while using skype I renamed some of skype contacts and removed few of them. After ...
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Why does Android Wi-Fi not get disabled?

I have Android 2.3.4. I have noticed that even When I turn off Wi-Fi, I still keep getting notifications, like - Gmail, Gtalk and Google+ notifications. If I open the said App then it says that it is ...
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Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc randomly reboots

I realise this might be a repeat question, or discussed at length in some related posts, please don't hesitate to discipline me if I'm being redundant. I just really want to know not only if anyone ...
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Troubleshooting my WiFi - can't get an IP-address

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy Gio (Android 2.3). And I can't get a WiFi connection. My brother has the exact some phone and can get a connection. When I enable WiFi, it tries to connect to the router. ...
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OpenVPN with Android 2.3.x - security concerns

I need to use my Android 2.3.x phone to access an OpenVPN server. I have CM 7 with built in support for OpenVPN and tun. My main concern is that I don't know where to put the keys in. If my phone gets ...
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Logging in with a non-gmail account

I got here an ePad running Android 2.3 and I want to set up Market on it for its owner. He doesn't have a Gmail account, neither he wants one. I have just made a Google account that is associated with ...
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Gingerbread phone only queries for AAAA records?

Since yesterday I have (in addition to the regular IPv4) IPv6 in my LAN at home (native IPv6 is provided by my ISP). I have Windows XP, Windows 7 and Linux desktops and an Android 3.1 tablet (Asus ...
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how to search a particular song using search button

i am unable to search a perticular song by usng search button from the long list of songs after its been upgraded to android 2.3.5. Before that i was able to find a song using search button.i am ...
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How can I reduce the length and intensity of SMS notification vibrations?

After upgrading my Galaxy GT-i9000 to Gingerbread, the vibration when receiving an SMS is unbelievably long and hard. Before the upgrade (2.1?), the vibration was two short vibrations. How can I ...
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Updating my Nexus S from 2.3.6 to 4.0.3

I have an unlocked GSM Nexus S I bought from a friend. I'm currently running version 2.3.6 (which was pre-loaded on the phone). I really like the way Ice Cream Sandwich looks, so I would like to ...
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Is there music player that supports both AAC and MIDI files on Android 2.3?

Update from 2.1 to 2.3 broken playing from aac files in most players. The only music player that is more or less usable is PowerAMP (and also video players like MoboPlayer and MX Player). But it ...
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How do I copy/move contacts from phone to my exchange account?

My contacts are stored on a (Open-)Exchange server, so they are synchronized between phone, the server and my other mail clients (e.g. on my desktop PC). However, I have some "phone-only" contacts ...