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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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VW car bluetooth - Android 2.3.6 (Nexus S) phonebook display

I have had great success using my Android Nexus S 2.3.6 with my new 2012 VW GLI Autobahn with RCD-510 stereo, which has bluetooth integration for A2DP audio thru the stereo and phone, as well as the ...
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Is it safe and stable to use titanium backup and restore at two different android versions?

I want to upgrade an android phone from 2.2 to 2.3. If I backup apps with titanium backup, will they be restored at 2.3, or will they be conflict because of different android version between backup ...
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Is there any known memory leak in Gingerbread 2.3.3 fixed by occasional reboot? Related to battery usage?

I notice that when I reboot my Samsung Captivate, it runs smoothly for about 2 or 3 days. After that, I notice that there is a lot more lag with various apps, and the launcher screen is more likely ...
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Can I still get caller ID in Gingerbread without having it as a service from my provider?

In Gingerbread, Settings > Call settings > Additional settings > Caller ID, there are 3 options available: Network default Hide number Show number I'm currently paying $5 a month to get caller id. ...
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How do I do the equivalent of removing the SIM card in Gingerbread?

I currently have a Nexus S with Gingerbread. I'm planning to travel oversea and I want to disconnect my phone from my cell phone provider but still be able to use the Nexus for wireless access at ...
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Getting crash while deleting mesage?

I am using LG P500 Optimus one, recently upgraded to Gingerbread. Sometimes when i read any messages and delete the same, Messaging service crashes with a Force Close error, how to rectify this ...
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Galaxy S2 synced but no emails show

I have created an exchange account on a Galaxy S2. Upon creation of the account no errors were thrown or encountered. Yet when the user open email for this account "refreshing" keeps popping up and ...
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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 ...
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Revert from MIUI to Motoblur

I am a proud owner of Motorola Defy. A few months ago I upgraded my defy from 2.1 to 2.2. Although it had new features it became a bit laggy and so finally I decided to root my defy and install MIUI ...
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SMS converts to MMS after only one word

I've been searching around Google and other forums and many people have their SMS messages converted to MMS after 3 pages, but as soon as I start typing my phone converts the SMS to an MMS even though ...
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Battery usage problem in Android 2.3.6

Since the update to Gingerbread the battery of my phone has the half duration than with the 2.3.4 version. The "Battery Usage" in settings don't show anything abnormal. Anybody have the same ...
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Can I update my handset from gingerbread to honeycomb [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When will my device get the Android 3.x update (Honeycomb)? I am using Motorola Fire XT. It runs on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). Can I update Gingerbread to Honeycomb. ...
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Phone is slow to respond after waking up

Many times when I unlock my phone to wake it up, there seems to be a lot of lag shortly after. For instance, simply trying to make a call or opening an app seems to take about 5 to 10 seconds or so. ...
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Why did my battery usage on 3G grow with the Android 2.3 update?

There were different nice features followed by the official update of Xperia X10 to Android 2.3 like the sound stuttering, but the most annoying is the following. I live in the Netherlands and here ...
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Export contacts/text messages in a readable format

I would like to export both my contacts and my text messages. But I would like be able to easily read the file formats that it exports to. I can export the contacts as a VCF yet when I view it there ...
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How to access phone via USB cable (not SD Card)

I am using a HTC G2 running Android 2.3. I would like to access content on my phone (not on the SD Card). This includes phone contacts and any data in the phone memory. Also is there a way to access ...
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Search for apps based on language

Can I search for Android APPs that are in Hebrew or Kurdish? or are all apps automatically translated into all languages?
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Which app should I select when inserting my phone into the car dock?

I have a Tasker profile conditional on the phone being in the Car Dock. When I insert the phone in the dock, I sometimes get a prompt to choose which application to launch -- either Tasker or "Smart ...
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Is it possible to add any arbitrary application as a shortcut in the Car Home app?

In the Google Car Home app, when I click "Add Shortcut" on one of the available Car Home icons, and then select "Other applications", I am only presented with two options: Blast Monkeys Launcher ...
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Why does my power button take screenshots?

I haven't installed any screenshot applications, in fact my phone was recently wiped when upgrading to gingerbread. I have Gingerbread 2.3.4 and I use the GoLauncher homescreen. Samsung Mesmerize from ...
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How can I update my Desire S from Android 2.3.3 to Android 2.3.4? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I update the OS in my device? How can I update my Desire S from Android 2.3.3 to Android 2.3.4? Is it possible to update the OS for this model?
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Is there a way to reduce the CPU and memory usage of the stock Browser?

The stock browser in Gingerbread 2.3.3 seems to take a lot of resources in terms of CPU and memory. This causes other apps, including the launcher, to be killed. Are there any steps I can take to ...
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Can I use tasker to turn LTE/4G mode on/off on my Droid Bionic?

I'd like to turn LTE on while I'm at work and off at home; I have the appropriate profiles, but I can't find an appropriate action. Is this something that could be done with an intent?
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Downgrade to official LG GT540 2.1updated

I've installed Android 2.3 (Cyanogen Mod) to my LG GT540 phone, but it's too unstable. I would like to downgrade back to 2.1update (it's the OS I have when I buy the phone), or any official newer ...
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How can I get the new Google Talk on a Droid Incredible running 2.3.4?

I have the original Droid Incredible (hardware rev 0003) with the new Market. I just got the Gingerbread OTA but it didn't include the new Google Talk. I know I could manually install the new apk from ...
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Android 2.2.3 - long delay after phone call end

There's a long delay between the call end (even when I press "End Call" button) and when I can use the notification bar again for example. The in-call green phone icon stays in the notification bar ...
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Verizon Droid X - phone won't vibrate

I've got a Droid X that's been operating fine since a did a hard reset on it a couple weeks ago. Recently however the vibration function has completely ceased. I can't seem to find a setting to set ...
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Tethering Droid 2 Global with Wireless Tether after 2.3 Gingerbread update

My D2G updated to 2.3 today, and I'm no longer able to tether. Prevously, I had no problem using Wireless Tether 2.0.7 with Android 2.2. Now that I'm on 2.3: Wireless Tether 2.0.7 will start up ...
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How to un-install HTC's gingerbread ROM for Desire

I installed HTC's official (developer-only) Gingerbread ROM on my HTC Desire, but I'm not too happy with it, since it keeps running out of internal memory. So I've been searching for a way to revert ...
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Will I lose root access on my Incredible if I install the Gingerbread OTA update?

Basically what the title says. I rooted my phone with unrevoked (I am not sure if I used the "forever" version or not). Will installing the 2.3.4 Gingerbread OTA update from Verizon remove my root? ...
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DroidX data encryption - which algorithm and how strong?

I have a follow-up to the question posted here. I recently got a 2.3 DroidX phone, and noticed that it as well has data encryption option. I pulled an SD card from device, and noticed that folder ...
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Easytether and Gingerbread?

I use a nifty little app called Easytether to tether my Andorid to my Macbook Pro so I can use my Macbook's browser, and get full websites. Will the Gingerbread upgrade affect the operation of this ...
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Can Android 2.3.4 be rooted?

I have a Samsung Mesmerize and I've recently upgraded to my carrier's official release of Android 2.3.4, but to my dismay SuperOneClick doesn't seem to be able to root the device, it's always worked ...
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Phone response slow, responds 2 - 10 seconds after touching screen or not at all, random lock ups, and power downs

I have a non-rooted T-Mobile G2x by LG running Android 2.3.3. I have had it about two weeks and have noticed several problems. Randomly shuts down. I go to use my phone and it doesn't come on, I ...
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Android Packet data shortcut

I have a Samsung Galaxy Mini running Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread. In the previous version Froyo (2.2.1) when I held down power button I got in that menu a shortcut to enable packet data. In Gingerbread ...