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Restore IMEI for Samsung Galaxy SL (GT-I9003) when there is no backup

Well I was on phone and suddenly I lost IMEI and my SIM card is not detected. So I tried flashing (to some firmware and I flashed back to original I9003XWKPG) and nothing. I don't have any backups. I ...
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How can I find out what causes “Android OS” to consume battery?

The issue is that I see a high percentage on the "Android OS" item in the Battery Usage, and I want to find out what is causing it. But let me say that I'm interested in diagnostics techniques and ...
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Why can't i see any files from SD card in Android System Recovery <3e>

so I'm a bit confused. I'm going to try to organize my question here and not create a wall of text so please bear with me. Problem - I have a Samsung Galaxy Exhibit 2 that I'd like to save the data ...
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Incoming call record not visible

I received a call from a company and somehow my phone got discharged. When it restarted, the call record was not visible. I really need that number. Any help
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keep screen from dimming down when running certain app?

My 2.3.5 Android phone is set up to dim down the brightness after 30 seconds of inactivity, and shut off and lock the screen after another 30 seconds. After that, I need to unlock the screen to regain ...
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How do I add a link from a Calendar entry to a Contact entry?

I have a calendar entry and want to have a link to a specific phone number in my Contacts list. The Calendar, Contacts and phone apps are the built-in apps. Specifically I want to have the Calendar ...
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Reason SD cards come FAT formated instead of Fat32?

I found my SD card to be FAT formated instead of a modern filesystem (at least fat32). This comes with the disadvantage of large allocation unit size (32kb) whilst most of the files are less than ...
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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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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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Unable to Setup Google Account on Android 2.3

After Factory Reset, In order to use Play store and Gmail I want to setup Google account on Samsung GT-S6802. When I tries to setup Google Account, In-spite of right user-name and password, following ...
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Wifi tells me it is disabled and can't connect

This has been happening for a while, but normally I could reset my wifi and it would return to normal. Starting a couple of days ago, I cannot connect to my wifi. It says it is authenticating then it ...
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Cannot connect google account to Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus S7500

I am helping my girlfriend to connect her Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus S7500 with a new android account. We set the phone to factory settings and are now trying to connect a(!) google account to the ...
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How to return SAMSUNG GT-S5670 to Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread?

I have SAMSUNG GT-S5670, and I had android version Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread, but I wanted updated it to Android 4.4. Kitkat. I download on computer Cyanogen Mod and Google Apps package. I put it on ...
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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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What does it mean when the connectivity icons in the status bar go white/gray?

The connectivity icons (Data, Mobile Signal, Wifi) in the status bar on my Nexus S are normally green, but sometimes they go white. I can't seem to figure out what this means, as I still have a signal ...
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Cannot root my Optimus 2x (Gingerbread)

I have a Korean Optimus 2x running Android 2.3.4. I have tried all kinds of apps like z4root and Framaroot. z4root just hangs on "running exploits" and Framaroot gives me a message saying that no ...
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Use device as Bluetooth receiver

I recently got a new phone and would like to use my old device as a bluetooth receiver for my stereo. I'd like for it to work like a bluetooth receiver such as this one. (Pairs as speaker and offers ...
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how can i upgrade my android version from 2.3.6 to higher [duplicate]

my phone is Samsung Galaxy S advance GT-I9070 and has a lower android version 2.3.6 ( gingerbread). I want to upgrade it to higher version but there is no upgrade available for my phone. how can i ...
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Shortcut to enable / disable VoIP/SIP on Gingerbread?

Gingerbread comes with a cool SIP / VoIP integration. However, this feature drains the battery quite a bit. So I'm looking for a shortcut to enable SIP. So far, I always have to go deep into Settings ...
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gingerbread google login error

After so many days I have returned back to old android phone galaxy s(GT-I9000) I have tried darky ressurtion edition and CM7.2.0 which are gingerbread base. When tried to add Google account it gives ...
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Google Japanese Input/Simeji warning about inserted data

I've recently bought a Samsung Galaxy Pocket with Gingerbread (Android 2.3). I expected Japanese not to be there as an input method, although Korean is there (why Korean and not Japanese and ...
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stuck on logo, cwm recovery not showing

I recently tried to install cwm recovery on my qmobile a2 (mtk) phone, according to the method stated in xda forum for my device. I don't know what I did wrong, but now when I restart my mobile to ...
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Wifi - “Error” , MAC Address is also unavailable

Just recently I Had to flash my boot partition back to it's Original, after a custom Kernel I was using had a few bugs. Upon flashing my original boot partition I used my phone as normal, but just ...
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Skype integration with the native contacts?

I tried adding Skype information to my contacts and there's a gray circle showing up beside the Skype username. I can then deduce that it is indicating my contact as offline. However, there seems to ...
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Android: Google Play - App Will Not Install - Why?

Hello everybody I face annoying error when, whenever I try to install this app I face many errors. Ok, per usual, I tried installing it through Google Play store but whenever I do so I get this error: ...
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how to start or restart the installed application list from terminal android?

Hello everybody. I have the following: Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 Gingerbread, custom rom, root. Terminal Emulator-v1.0.70 Busybox Stericson-v.1.22.1 How I can restart the application list using the ...
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Is it safe to uninstall Google Play Services App?

I am using Andriod 2.3.6 Gingerbread for the last 3 years. For the last 2 months the "Google Play Services" app is taking too much memory, Now I want to uninstall it. Is it safe to do so? Does it ...
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I deleted Android OS from my Karbonn device

I have a smart phone (Karbonn A50,Android version 2.3.6) which was rooted earlier. While accessing my files on the memory card, I came to know that I can access the system files and apps:think OS. ...
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Give fake permission details to apps on Xperia X10i

Because of the recent update to Google play stores permissions, I wish that as apps can access very personal information, I want to deny permissions to the apps, but as I have heard that this might ...
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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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Samung Galaxy Pocket vibrating continuously

I have a Samsung Galaxy Pocket (S5300) which runs Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread. During the last days, it was getting out of space, and the phone started to vibrate continuously. I thought the vibration ...
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How do I attach a PDF file to an email?

I'm trying to attach a PDF file to an e-mail I'm composing, but clicking on attach option shows only image files. How can I make it show other files / attach other files ? (Note: I'm using the ...
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Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread: Sort and do a cloud backup of photos

I have a Samsung Galaxy Y and I want to sort camera pictures and do a cloud backup. Is it possible using the standard Gallery app and any other of it's factory resources? I know Google Photos would ...
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How do I disable the stock Gallery app?

I just downloaded QuickPic and so far it's all good and fast. It has more features than the stock Gallery including the ability to include / exclude certain folders from view. For this reason, I don't ...
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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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After rooting Samsung GT-S5660 (Galaxy Gio) displays white screen. How to fix it?

How to reinstall software in Samsung GT-S5660 running Android 2.3.4? Recently, I have rooted my Android phone. After rooting, it's not booting up now; just displaying white screen. I have tried go ...
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Transfer all sms from gingerbread to laptop

I want to transfer all my sms from my old phone HTC Explorer with Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread) to my laptop. How can i do it?
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HTC Droid Incredible is shot. Any way to recover data?

Alright, so I had this old HTC Droid Incredible for a year or so until it broke and I had to switch to a new device. I threw it in a drawer and forgot about it since I didn't have anything on the ...
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Main functions failure (USB Storage, WIFI, SIM, Camera) after boot in Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 running Android 2.3.6

PROBLEM So far, I noticed that after I turn it on and it completely loads up, it can't: show notification-bar use camera detect or recognize "internal USB storage" detect or recognize "SD ...
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Verifying Wallet Information

I had my first Google play account for a little under a year and I made a few purchases and and long story short, those purchases got refunded so now my account won't let me buy anything without ...
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Is a 16gb class 4 micro sd card enough for hd gaming on Xperia Neo V GB?

I want to expand my storage to 16gb primarily for HD gaming (which the Neo V does so well). I have been offered a great deal for a SanDisk 16GB card Class 4 and wanted to clarify if it is enough for ...
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Lg optimus L 70 system update won't work

I had checked my system update file and there is a file with 200 mb to download. I click on it and that annoying little message comes up: Insufficient storage available to download......I have 765 mb ...
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Where can I find an old version of dropbox app? [duplicate]

I'm using Android 2.3 and uninstalled dropbox. Then I wanted it back, but dropbox 3.01, the only official version available, is meant to work only from Android 4 on. Where can I find an old, trustable ...
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Emergency Mode!! on LG P350

I am using LG P350 from long time as my backup mobile. Some how Emergency Mode!! has triggered. Please some one help me out solving this problem
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Reinstall OS on GT-S5830i

Is it possible to re-install the OS (Android 2.3.6) on to my GT-S5830i? If yes, how can I get that done?
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How to save all contacts to Google with a broken SD card?

Today my SD Card broke. I do not have a replacement. I have some important contacts on my phone which were not synchronized with Google. Before formatting the sdcard (as a last restort to see if I do ...
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Android Folder Hierarchy

On Android's root (/), what is the purpose of each folder? I want to learn the folder hierarchy structure. I would like to know the differences between Android 2.3 and 4.x, if they have different ...
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How to pull the apks from my android phone

I have a rooted android phone. I am trying to pull the applications from /system/app/. However this simply does not copy the apk. What I have tried. adb shell su cd data cd app ls ...
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How to uninstall a device administrator app that wont deactivate?

My cousin decided to download an app on my phone as a joke. I tried to uninstall it but it just won't uninstall. It's an administrator app, I tried to deactivate it but it won't deactivate. Whenever I ...
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Make phone running Android 2.3.3 re-download configuration settings from ISP

When I first inserted my SIM into my phone, it prompted to download configuration settings for things such as Data, MMS etc... It worked fine for about a year but I have started having problems such ...