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The Mystery Of The Disappearing App Icons

If I try to rearrange the shortcuts to app icons on my homescreen, sometimes they disappear. It happens to all apps, bookmarks, and folders, too: even stock apps, like Play Store. I have an LG optimus ...
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Outgoing calls starting after a long delay in Samsung Galaxy Y

When I click the call button or slide in the contact list will not start the call. I can move back to the home/previous screen. However, the call will not started. For eg: If I repeatedly try to ...
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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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Where are SMS stored on Samsung Pocket DUOS GT-S5302 (Gingerbread 2.3.6)?

I've had this phone for a really long time and it has so many messages that are important to me, that may be the only reason I'm keeping it. So does anyone know where can I find them and how to copy ...
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Factory reset (including USB storage) prompts for password after I already typed it in

I went into Settings->Privacy->Factory reset and checked "Format USB Storage". Then I pressed the button to continue and it prompted for my PIN (just numbers) as usual. Then it said it was formatting ...
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Get Rid of Google Play Services

I am using Micromax A80 with Android A80 from last two years. (Android Ginger bread, RAM of just 256MB) From last two weeks Google Play services application is taking too much memory and phone gives ...
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How to block all phone calls, but only allow SMS and networking?

It's kinda disturbing when people keep calling me during work or meetings, but to me it's okay if I receive short messages or Whatsapp message because I can reply them few minutes later in a short ...
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How to reboot an android device without using power button?

Unfortunately, the power button doesn't work and I'm not able to power off the device. The only way, is physically pull out the battery, but if I'll do so, I wont be able to power it on again. The ...
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Finding correct su binaries for Samsung Galaxy Fit S5670

I recently updated my Samsung Galaxy Fit S5670 from Android Froyo 2.2.3 to Gingerbread 2.3.6 (DXKT7 Build). Now, I am trying to root my device again but I cannot find the correct su binaries. I tried ...
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Phone keeps reseting all the time after rooting

I had to do a factory reset, and to avoid losing app data I decided to use a backup app which required ROOT. For this I used root genius. But after that phone kept resetting all the time without any ...
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CWM Superuser on HTC Droid Incredible

I am trying to install ClockworkMod's Superuser on an HTC Droid Incredible running an older leaked Gingerbread build from Verizon labled TMartin GingerInc. I keep getting the following error:There was ...
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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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/data/sdext2 mount not found link2sd

I installed cm 7.2 stable (android 2.3.) frome here. Then i followed this guide to prepare my sd card for link2sd. Then i installed link2sd on my phone and created mount script for the ext2 partition. ...
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Droid X: What are the pros/cons of upgrading to Gingerbread 2.3?

I have a Droid X running Android 2.2.1 (system version 2.3.340.MB810.Verizon.en.US). I want to upgrade to Gingerbread 2.3 but so far I've read one positive thread where people were happy with ...
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Using Android 2.3.4 (stock) as a WiFi Hotsport

I am using Nexus S on Android 2.3.4 GingerBread. I'm setting it up as WiFi hotspot. I can connect other devices to this phone (they get an IP/subnet/gateway), but they can't access the internet. ...
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Cannot read Android Partition Image created using ADB

I am currently working on a Mobile Forensics demonstration for my college's computer science capstone. For this demonstration I have been trying to create a partition image of the an old Droid x2 user ...
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Where does the 'set as wallpaper' feature save your picture in Gingerbread (2.3)?

I had an image from a website which I set as my background inside the browser. I am wondering now where I can find the image in the file system, because I can't find it online anymore. I already ...
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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 ...
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Stuck in a boot loop with no explanation why

Device: 2012 ZTE Score Android version : Stock 2.3.4 Gingerbread Status : Never rooted I was right about to charge it when the battery died and the OS shut down the power. I reconnect it to ...
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Periodic sync of data using Llama

Is it possible to set an Event using Llama, to repeat each hour that switches on the 3G connection, syncs data and then turns off the 3G connection again. I would like to use this during work hours ...
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cant find stock firmware for vodafone smart 2 egypt/ middleeast that support arabic [duplicate]

i have a Vodafone smart 2 mobile, was working perfectly fine till i followed a video on youtube on how to root it, was a disaster phone bricked , had to format and search for anything to revive it ...
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How to install Play Store on Alcatel OT 979

I am switching from iPhone to Android. I do not speak Android/PC. I speak Apple. This has been a difficult transition, and I require a simple explanation (pretend I am 5 years old). My new Alcatel ...
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How do I configure Android without using the touch screen?

I have an old Android phone around whose display broke after a fall. The touch screen has stopped working but I am reluctant to accept the device merely as a paper weight. I do have some use cases ...
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Frequent WiFi disconnects with my WiFi router

I recently purchased Wireless Router and When I connected Wirelessly through my mobile(Sony Xperia P, android ver: 2.3.7), keeps on connecting and disconnecting for every 2mins. Whereas from other ...
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Backup memos from Samsung Galaxy S and restore it on a Nexus 5

I just bought a Nexus 5 and I'm in the process of backing up and restore all the things I need from my old Galaxy S to my new Nexus 5. One of the thing I need the most is restoring the hundreds of ...
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How can I download an MP3 to my phone instead of opening it in a music player?

I'm trying to download podcast MP3s to my phone so I can listen to them in my car. Ideally, I'd like to be able to Chrome-to-Phone them from my computer at home, and then choose to download and play ...
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i lost my phone and i want to remove the Google account from the phone [duplicate]

I lost my phone somewhere and there is no way of retrieving it this I won't to remove the Google account inside it and the phone is off
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Are Android games and apps auto screen resizeable?

By auto screen resizeable I mean that lets say I have a game which runs perfectly on HTC Wildfire S (screen dimensions: 320x480; Android:2.3.5). Can I install the exact same game .apk file on Samsung ...
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Proxy app which doesn't requie any root access in android 2.3.6

I recently installed proxydroid app in my android 2.3.6 This application requires root access. Every time to use it, I need to make root access to my device.Is there any proxy app which does not ...
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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 ...
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Strange dropouts in music playback

I have an old Samsung SCH-R720 running 2.3.6 and the built-in Android music app. This is acting just as an MP3 player - I got it on eBay for $10 with a bad EIN. The phone is in Airplane mode aside ...
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Samsung logo loop in galaxy y

Whenever I start my phone, the samsung logo animation goes in a loop forever; unless i take off the battery. This started happening after I simultaneously clicked the power button, menu button and ...
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Wifi works for seconds to 2 minutes on multiple networks but then screen locks up

My other devices have no problem. I've tried factory reset. Same issue. Looked at Why is my Samsung Galaxy S constantly dropping its wifi connection? but since I'd consider this a phone crash I'm ...
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ZTE StarTrail : Android Update 2.2 to 2.3.3 or an other version [duplicate]

I'm new android user. I just buy un android phone: ZTE StarTrail. The current version is android 2.2 (Froyo). I would like update my system to 2.3.3 or an other version. i saw there is version each ...
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Default contact for a number

Is there a way to set a default contact for a specific number, which happens to be bound to multiple contacts? I.e. for some reason Alpha and Bravo share a telephone number. Currently if I try to ...
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Want to add Persian and Arabic on Samsung Galaxy Phone running Gingerbread OS

Peace be on you All... Dear all... I wan't to Add Persian and Arabic suppport on my Samsung Galaxy Ace having Gingerbread OS, All of my applications running in these languages show broken texts and ...
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Auto-mount microSD when plugging phone to computer with USB

In short: How to automatically mount the microSD-card as a storage drive when I plug the phone to computer? When I want to connect my Android 2.3.6 phone (with USB cable) to computer (Windows 7 / ...
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How do I root Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V?

I just got for myself this new phone with so many useless bloatware. I just want to root this phone and freeze or uninstall them as they are slowing my device down (even without opening any app, all I ...
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Android phone - viewsonic

I have an android viewsonic phone and i desperately need to retrieve my contacts saved on the phone but the phone isn't getting pass the start up screen. Is there a way i could log in via my pc and ...
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I recently performed a factory data reset on my device and now the play store is not working. No app is being downloaded

Play store is not working at all. The downloading of an app starts and never actually shows 1% and only the box shows null download.
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Android GingerBread gives phone storage full error [duplicate]

I am using Micromax A80 (RAM of 256 MB), last week when i tried to upgrade WhatsApp through google play my phone started giving phone storage full error. (Google Play Services is taking all the memory ...
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Success in sharing internet connection with desktop PC. How to access web server on port 80?

I have a situation at home, the room where I have my desktop PC, router, printer, etc is being remodeled so I moved my PC to another room. Now the PC is far away from the router but it will be only ...
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Hex key to Wi-Fi is 64 characters, but device only allows 63 to be entered

I have obtained the hex key to my network, and it is 64 characters in WPA2-PSK. When I try and connect to the device and enter the passcode, it stops at 63 and won't let me enter the last character. ...
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Android Tethering DNS Problem

I am using a Sony Xperia Go mobile device with Android Gingerbread (2.3.7). Whenever I try to use Tethering (USB/Mobile Wifi Tethering), I could not immediately access website using my laptop. ...
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How to gain S-OFF on HTC Salsa

I want to root my HTC Salsa phone. According to this link I need to gain S-OFF on my Mobile. There is nice article to gain S-OFF. But my Question: Is there an alternative way, without using any ...
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can't remove persistent android widget (accuweather.com)

I am facing an annoying problem due to the widget called "accuweather.com". It pops up while I'm using applications on my phone (Samsung galaxy s2 with gingerbread 2.3.5). I can't uninstall it because ...
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enable media device mode for android 2.3.6

Is there some software that can enable my android phone (micromax a50) to act as a media transfer device? This is purely for dev purposes - I have to keep pushing apk's on my device and installing ...
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Media scanner will not recognize NEW music

So I have a bunch of music already, all in /sdcard/music that scans just fine. When I add new music to the folder, the scanner does not recognize it even though I can see them in the folder in My ...
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How to force software update on Android 2.3.4 model GT-S5830D Galaxy Ace

According to what I've read on line, it should be Setting -> About Phone -> Software Update, but in the About Phone section I don't have that option. Just Status, Battery use, Legal information, ...
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Sony Ericsson WT19i doesn't detect my wifi network

When I bought the phone and tried to connect to my wifi network it worked fine, but after 2 days, I don't know why, it just doesn't detect my wifi network. When I go into Settings->Wireless & ...