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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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3answers
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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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2answers
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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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0answers
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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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2answers
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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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0answers
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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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1answer
2k views

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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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0answers
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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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1answer
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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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0answers
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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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1answer
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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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0answers
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
3k views

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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2answers
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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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0answers
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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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2answers
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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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1answer
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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 & ...
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1answer
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Why doesn't my screen turn off after 30 seconds?

Two days back I had to do a factory reset on my android (v2.3.6). After that, I noticed that my phone display won't turn off after 30 secs idle time, even though the settings has been done ...
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0answers
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poor RF performance, and sluggish baseband. possible firmware issue?

I am having serious connectivity issues on the Verizon network with my phone and I think it has something to do with the phone's modem, or some software issue therewithin. The problem seems to be more ...
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1answer
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does samsung galaxy ace support otg? [duplicate]

I currently own a Sony z1 and had not hqve any troubles with an otg storage device. But I coulndt make the same storage device this to work with my galaxy ace. ROOTED Version 2.3.6 I have so far ...
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1answer
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HTC Desire cannot connect with HTC Sync

I recently received an HTC Desire as a gift with no SD card. It was updated to Froyo. I'd like to update it further to Gingerbread, however I cannot get any version of HTC Sync to recognize my phone. ...
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1answer
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How to run android apps on pc? [duplicate]

Now i want to run android apps on my pc.I runned apps on pc by using bluestacks but i want to know any other way to run android apps on pc.Is there any alternative to this one.
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Android how to update Kitkat 4.4 from 2.3.5 [duplicate]

I have ZTE N 860 phone run android 2.3.5 and I want to install new android version 4.4 can someone help me to do that thanks.
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How to install apps directly to the external sd card on the samsung galaxy y?

Everytime while downloading apps from play store an error message occurs saying:"error while downloading insufficient space".what should i do to overcome this type of problem..can anyone help me out.I ...
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3answers
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My new phone came with super user but I didn't root it

I've just got a new Samsung Galaxy Y from Unique Mobiles (http://www.uniquemobiles.com.au). The package was still intact when I picked it up and the "don't accept this if this sticker is broken" ...
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2answers
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Why does charging leads to battery losing charge at times

I have a LG Optimus S Android on Gingerbread (The one on the cheaper side with least specs for an Android). I have found that when I use the USB charger connected to my computer, at times instead of ...
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1answer
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Why I am unable to check balance on BSNL Mobile in Android Phone?

I have just ported my Tata Docomo number into BSNL Mobile and it is working good. But I am not able to check my balance and recharge top up coupons because USSD code that we run, like *123#, are not ...
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0answers
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Android mixes various parts of multipart SMS message

A Samsung GT-S5300 device, with Android 2.3.x, stock ROM (Plus, Polish network), non-rooted. The issue is the fact that multipart SMS messages are often mixed with parts of previously messages. ...
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2answers
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Unknown Host - Emulator network config question

I have an issue I need help with. I have the android emulator running using Eclipse Helios & ADTv20. I am able to get to internet using emulator. (google.com) However I cannot access any local ...
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Failed to start monitoring 0123456789ABCDEF

When I connect Android device to Eclipse for debugging, it will show Failed to start monitoring 0123456789ABCDEF, but not always. Sometimes it works perfectly. USB debugging is active, but still shows ...
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1answer
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connect my google accont in a new device

I use my google account with a PC and with an ASUS tablet. Now I'm trying to connect a new smartphone (new for me... it was the old phone of my daughter...) First of all, I resetted the device to the ...
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1answer
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How to root a LG-E405?

I wanted to do this because it's a small phone so moving to the sdcard is a good option to me so... anyone can help me? I am a linux (OpenSuse) user so if there a solution using the terminal or ...
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2answers
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Recover data of app not on Play anymore?

Seems I deleted an app or a directory too much from my Android 2.3 phone. In particular I remember removing an app called App2SD or similar. Now, after booting the phone, I cannot see the apps anymore ...
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3answers
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Does Galaxy Mini S5570 support ICS?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Mini S5570 running Android 2.3.6 (Gingerbread). I know that the official support for Galaxy Mini ends here. But I have come across tutorials for upgrading from Gingerbread to ...
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Disable automatic screen turn-off during call

I use Gingerbread. My Android phone has feature, that turns off display during call when I put the phone to my ear. However, the sensor is probably over-sensitive in my device, so it often turns off ...
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Difference between GINGERBREAD.DDLJ1 and GINGERBREAD.DDMA3 build number on Samsung Galaxy Y Duos?

I am using Samsung Galaxy Y Duos phone. Today, my phone showed the notification for software update. So, I clicked on it and installed the updates. The update was more than 12 MB in size. Before ...
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How to use Screen Mirroring. What network protocol does Screen Mirroring use?

I have a Samsung Galaxy SIII (GT-I9300) which supports Screen Mirroring. I would like to use this feature to share my screen with a Samsung Galaxy S Plus (GT-I9001) running Android Gingerbread or with ...
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3answers
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USB Debugging for the Samsung Galaxy Y?

I have connected Samsung Galaxy Y phone with Android Development Tool (ADT Eclipse) It doesn't recognize my device. I'm using window XP (64 bit) operating system. I have also made the USB Debugging ...
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2answers
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where can I find information about my phone by imei

where can I find information about my phone by imei? I want to buy a second hand phone, but I heard that many are declared stolen or lost and after you buy it, police will come and take it away. The ...