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Why does Gmail force close when I open it?

Every time I open my Gmail app it force closes. This is the message I get: The application Gmail( process com.android.gmail) has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again.) If it helps I am using ...
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Disable Display Standby when in Developer Mode missing in Android 2.3

I'm a little bit confused about the missing Option to deactivate the Display Standby in Developer Mode. In 2.2 there was a switch in Application --> Development. But in 2.3.3 this switch is vanished ...
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How to get battery status in terminal?

I have gingerbread(2.3.6) phone with dropbear installed. I usually access my phone over wifi & run commands in putty. I want to get Battery status & percentage in terminal. Is there any ...
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How to sync facebook events with my android 2.3.4 calendar?

I'm trying to sync my facebook events with my android calendar. The goal is to have an automatic sync between facebook events and 'some' account that is usable by android 2.3.4 account management. I ...
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Copy contacts to sdcard from android 2.3

how to copy my contacts from my sony ericsson wt19i android 2.3 to sdcard? I tried to do this by adb, but does not work. I do it like this: adb devices adb shell su mount -o rw,remount rootfs / ...
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How to copy ringtones to Galaxy Ace 2?

Gingerbread on board :-). I try to customize ringtone, so I copied files to "/system/media/audio/ringtones". Depending on the app, either the copy is forbidden or the copy is ignored. Next try -- as ...
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Enable/Disable automatic SD card installations in android phone

i don't know why, but in recent 3 day, my memory card goes crazy! and sometimes (3 times in a day) notify me : "damaged memory card, do you want to format it?"and when i format sd card, some ...
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Insufficient Storage Available During Update

Preface (TL;DR) I know the issue of insufficient space has been discussed in various contexts but I have not found anything that specifically addresses the circumstances and issues that I am facing, ...
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Application doesn't get installed : insufficient storage available

I have around 50MB of internal storage left and some 1.7 GB of external storage left in my phone. But when I try to download and install any application from google android store,I get a message ...
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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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CyanogenMod install failed on Samsung Galaxy S II, phone now shows boot screen and then a black screen

I was trying to install CyanogenMod on my un-rooted Samsung Galaxy S II using this installer. I installed the app on the phone and the PC; downloaded the data for the program; plugged the phone ...
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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 problem?...
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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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How to turn off data after a certain amount

How to turn off data after a certain amount Aim: To make my data turn off after it reaches a predefined amount of data to use. For example, I am using my portable hotspot to my computer with my phone....
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I broke my WiFi Card, Can I use my data antenna to connect to WiFi

I have an old android phone that I want to use to stream music while I am working around the house. Is it possible to make my data antenna work as a WiFi card? I am currently not rooted. Here are ...
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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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Hard-bricked with dead bootloader Samsung Galaxy Pocket (GT-S5300)

You can see the original files that I used for the partioning from this website, as well as the other links : https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=F968213B88AADBF5!127&authkey=!AH0DTuPbDvUS7s4 I ...
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Problem upgrading Samsung S5302 from 2.3.6 to 4.0

Device: Samsung S5302 Somebody gave me a link to upgrade my Gingerbread phone - from 2.3.6 to 4.0. I heard that some features won't work in my phone like GPS, dual SIM, and camera. How do I upgrade ...
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photo recovery for Samsung A5 without using a computer

how do I recover my photo album that I deleted if I don't have a computer? I have a Samsung A5
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Where are the links of the saved pages of Opera Mini are stored in Android?

I have an Android 2.3 Gingerbread and have installed Opera Mini. I used it to save many useful pages for offline viewing and I want to save the links of the pages in a text file. So I need to find the ...
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My phone crashes while charging

My phone sometimes shuts down without a reason or warning. It often happens while it's charging. I'm not positive charging is an absolute requirement for this to happen, but I only remember it ...
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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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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 3....
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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 Chinese?)...
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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. I'...
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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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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 e-...