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Does any version of Android support ad-hoc connections?

I just bought a Lenovo Ideapad A1 which runs Android 2.3. It seems that connecting the device to an ad-hoc network is not possible. Does any other Android version support this?
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Receiving “Message board service started” randomly

Randomly on my Android Galaxy S2, I'm receiving a message nag "Message board service started". It can happens in an application, in the app drawer or anywhere randomly. I'm unable to find any ...
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3G Connection Not Working on Samsung Galaxy S2

I have a Galaxy S2 that for some reason does not work when it's connected to a 3G network(or at least I think it's connected, there's a '3G' symbol next to my signal meter). When I say it doesn't ...
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Samsung Galaxy S2 hangs/freezes sometime

I am using Samsung Galaxy S2 for last 4 days. After two days of usage, I am experiencing phone hanging frequently. It just freezes while operating. The screen light won't go off and screen stays ...
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1answer
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WebM playback faulty on Android 2.3.6

When I open a 720p ".webm" file on the "Movies" app in Android 2.3.6 (Nexus One) it displays only one frame and plays the audio correctly. How to fix it? Should I try a lower resolution file?
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Double click word doesn't select it

I'd a Samsung Galaxy I5510 with stock rom, android 2.2. Whenever I double-clicked any word in an input field it got selected. Now I bought a Samsung Galaxy Ace I still have stock rom and andrond 2.3.4 ...
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1answer
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How to back up the address book?

I want to wipe the phone clean (or reset it, not sure about the nomenclature). Meaning, I'd like to get rid of all the apps, all the data, everything. Except for the contacts. I'd like to somehow ...
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1answer
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What's the standard font called that comes on droid x running 2.3?

What font ships with the droid x on 2.3? Is the same font used across all android devices running 2.3?
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Blocking access to a website

Is there any way to block access to a particular website through the stock Android browser? I'm running Android 2.3 on an HTC Desire S.
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Is there a way to allow certain numbers to be called from a locked phone?

When I got my first cell phone I was told to put a "In case of an emergency call XXX" at the top of my list of phone numbers. While I haven't ever benefited directly from that, I have benefited from ...
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Samsung Galaxy S2 support for Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich

This post indicates that Samsung Galaxy S2 may get Android 4.0. I am planning to buy S2 and I have the following questions. Is Galaxy S2 compatible to run Android 4.0? If Samsung is not releasing ...
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1answer
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How to force Gmail/Android to request password every time for google account [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Logout from Gmail on my device I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace running Android 2.3.3. Is it possible to force Gmail or any google related apps to request my password ...
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French QWERTY keyboard for Nexus S

When using the French language the default virtual keyboard on the Nexus S use the AZERTY keyboard layout. That might be fine in Europe but not in North America (e.g. Quebec) where everyone uses ...
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Encryption of offline mail, calendar, contacts data on Android

I'm very new to Android and I wonder what I can do in terms of encryption. As I read it seems that only Android >= 2.3.3 supports encryption but my new device will be running Android 2.3.1. So I ...
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1answer
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volume rocker as next/previous song

This probably is a common question but so far I have not seen a thorough answer. I want to know if it is possible to have the rocker functionalities that are on cyanogem mod on a factory rom (htc ...
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1answer
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After updating to Android 2.3, the radio keeps running in the background

I have an LG Optimus One and today I updated the firmware to the latest version. I didn't know that with the firmware LG would also update Android. Anyway, I finished the update and went at Phone ...
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1answer
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How to enable USB tethering on your Android phone to Mac OS X Lion

I want to tether an unlimited data plan on a Nexus S (with 2.3.6) via USB cable to a MacBook Air (with OS X Lion). The articles I read imply that given Apple's restrictions, that's imposible! Found ...
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1answer
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Disable Pairwise Master Key Caching

I asked this question some time ago on another forum but never received an answer. I'm hoping that I may get a better answer here. The wireless network at my university is a bit shaky and I was ...
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Has anyone determined why the Droid X with Gingerbread turns itself back on? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Droid X Turns Itself on Automatically Both my wife's and my Droid X turn themselves back on after powering them off. Yes, they are off - not asleep. My wife's phone is ...
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1answer
184 views

Where are the settings for stock swype?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S from Sprint that has Swype pre installed. The latest OS update included some changes to Swype that are making me completely insane. The biggest issue is that it auto-corrects ...
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1answer
384 views

OTA Gingerbread 2.3 update fails to install on DroidX (rooted stock Froyo 2.2.1 / unrooted back)

I was trying to install the Gingerbread (Android 2.3) OTA update available from Verizon for my Droid X. However the update ALWAYS fails to install. It downloads fine, pops up a message saying that ...
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2answers
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How do I reboot Samsung Galaxy S when it locks up? Is pulling battery bad?

My Samsung Galaxy S (Captivate) occasionally locks up, so that the screen freezes and it doesn't respond to any user input. I also cannot hold the power button down to bring up the menu to Reboot, ...
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0answers
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Low Memory issues on Droid Incredible after upgrade to Android 2.3.4 [closed]

Since upgrading to Gingerbread, my phone is constantly getting low memory notifications despite having plenty of room. It is causing a number of my applications to fail. I have tried clearing memory ...
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1answer
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How to Remote Control Android smartphone, if not in same subnet

I'd like to "Remote Control" my Android 2.3.x (Oxygen 2.3.2 ROM) from my PC. I know that there are VNC servers available and also apps like "Remote Web Desktop". This works fine, but only if the ...
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1answer
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Apps unavailable after upgrade to Gingerbread

I recently upgraded my HTC Incredible from Froyo to Gingerbread. Everything seems to work fine, except for several apps that had their home screen icons revert to the default Android icon and clicking ...
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3answers
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How can I prevent the battery in my Nexus S from draining overnight?

I have a Google Nexus S and for the past 2-3 days whenever I go to sleep the battery drains completely overnight. I mean when I go to bed the charge on my phone is plus 90% but for the past 2 days ...
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1answer
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HTC Sense - What Is “Current Weather”?

I think this app is a part of HTC Sense. When i check weather, i get usual report: But if i swipe down, i get "current" report: From pictures you can see that reports differ by 2 degrees ...
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1answer
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Can I access my Android's Micro SD card through Bluetooth?

I just got my first Android about a week ago; so I'm hoping to learn a thing or two about it. One thing I've been curious about is if there's a way to access my phone on my computer through Bluetooth. ...
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2answers
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Shopping list application that synchronizes to a website

I want a simple application that does the above. I have Gingerbread (Nexus S). Anyone have any recommendations?
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How do I find out why my phone is locking up?

My Samsung Captivate (Galaxy S series) locks up about once per day, where the screen is frozen and it doesn't respond to any type of input. There's no pattern concerning what app I'm running at the ...
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1answer
684 views

Is there a way to fix the call answer delay?

This is a known Android issue which has been widely reported (example). I saw a suggestion to use Call Delay Patch from the Android Market, but some report that this helps while others report that it ...
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1answer
716 views

Enabling WiFi HotSpot in Google Nexus S

I have a Google Nexus S with Android 2.3 in it. I want to tether/or enable Wifi HotSpot in it. Do I have to root my phone? How should I proceed? Thanks!
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1answer
471 views

Every time I plug in my phone via USB it automatically mounts the SD card (Xperia Arc version)

I have almost this question: Every time I plug in my phone via USB it automatically mounts the SD card I have a Motorla Droid running CM6 (essentially Android 2.2). I'm connecting to Windows 7 ...
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Very light overlay-ish home screen

Is there a homescreen that will basically pop up when I hit home, and I can go right back to what I was doing with the return softkey? It can require root, as I have that.
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Galaxy S2 can't plug in to laptop with usb correctly

Why when i try to plug in with the cable Galaxy S2 and a laptop, it's not showing any new partition that must be for the galaxy.I get a successful conection on the phone, but it's not having a popup ...
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0answers
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Droid Bionic loses all data connectivity (Wifi & 3G/4G) intermittently. Software or hardware issue? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does the 3G connection drop issue happen on all Verizon 4G LTE handsets? Periodically (a few times a week), my Droid Bionic (stock Gingerbread 2.3.4) will lose ...
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2answers
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Nexus S: how can I control sites shown underneath stock browser search box?

The built-in web browser of my Nexus S has a cool feature: when I press the Search button, in addition to a text box where I can type a URL or search terms, there are 4 sites shown above the on-screen ...
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3answers
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How do I simulate packet loss on an Android device?

I'd like to simulate packet loss on a rooted Android device to see how different levels affect video streaming quality. I've tried netem and iptables, without success: netem: # tc qdisc change dev ...
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0answers
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Samsung Galaxy Y Hangs up when connected and tethered with USB

I just purchased a new Samsung Galaxy Y and it works fine normally. But when I connect my mobile with USB the explorer works fine in "my computer", but my phone gets hung up such that nothing works on ...
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2answers
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How can I prevent the signal and 3G icon from turning it to white icon when my connection to Google server is lost?

I have a limited plan for mobile data usage(only 100MB per mounth) so I use mobile data for sending/recieving MMSes and for browsing only. I have mobile data turned off 99% of time. White signal bars ...
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5answers
474 views

Noob confused about ROM's

I have a HTC Incredible running 2.2, and i understand you need to Root first before anything else, got that, but now I am confused about the ROM thing. I would like to Root to uninstall the default ...
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1answer
874 views

Unable to restore stock OS on Nexus S

I had a post on how can I restore the default OS on phone that has custom build? however this got closed because it was a possible duplicate. Unfortunately the duplicate did not answer my question so ...
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1answer
906 views

Why are playlists breeding like rabbits on my device?

I use Banshee 2.2 to synchronize music and podcasts to my Android 2.3 device. On the device, I'm using PowerAMP to play music. When I open PowerAMP and look at the playlists, each one is repeated a ...
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3answers
3k views

Is it possible to use the camera without unlocking first?

Is it possible with Android phones (like with iOS 5) to take photos directly from the lock screen without unlocking first?
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0answers
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How to upgrade 2.2 Froyo to 2.4 Gingerbread on Alcatel OT-990? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When will my phone get the Android 2.3 update (Gingerbread)? I Recently bought an Alcatel OT-990 Android 2.2 Froyo unfortunately it has some software bugs like turning ...
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1answer
790 views

SD card unpartitioning

I own an HTC Chacha and I partitioned my SD card for phone rooting and discorved my phone is s-on so it cant be rooted! So how can I unpartition my SD card to reuse the partitioned space (this ...
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1answer
453 views

Is it possible to create a shortcut that launches a web page in Firefox when using another browser as default?

I have a web page that I visit that I'd like to open in Firefox via a home screen shortcut (it uses SVG, which isn't supported by the default browser). Firefox doesn't show in the list of possible ...
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0answers
237 views

Browser's default search engine [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change Android device's default search engine? I bought a Samsung Galaxy S II, and when I typed into the default search bar, it sent me and my search to the ...
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1answer
5k views

minimal hardware requirements for Android [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the minimum specifications for Android? I would like to know the minimum hardware (memory, CPU) to run Android, good documentation is also a good answer. ...
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1answer
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Background apps and the battery

Every time I use Google Search, the browser or the music player of my Samsing Galaxy S II (Android 2.3), even if I push the back button until it brings me back to the home screen, the apps keep ...