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Transferring messages to android from a sqlite db on my laptop

I am a new android user. I switched from nokia to android today only. Been googling around for various solutions to transfer my sms (text messages only) from my old nokia to my new Android (Galaxy Ace ...
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Is it possible to use my SD card as ROM and my internal ROM as an additional RAM?

I've read somewhere that I can do some certain things to partition my SD Card specially to allot some part or all of it to trick the phone into thinking it's the "internal" ROM. For the life of me, I ...
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Use android 2.3 as a wireless Mass Storage middle man

Context: I would like to use an old phone as a USB Mass storage device/slave, but read/writes to a Network share. So I can attach it to the Kitchen TV and direct it to a windows/linux directory. ...
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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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OTA Gingerbread 2.3 update fails to install on DroidX (rooted stock Froyo 2.2.1 / unrooted back)

I was trying to install the Gingerbread (Android 2.3) OTA update available from Verizon for my Droid X. However the update ALWAYS fails to install. It downloads fine, pops up a message saying that ...
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How to disable mobile data on DROID Bionic?

I tried this, but there's no such option. I suspect that it might be because of Motorola's customizations. The device is a DROID Bionic. System version: 5.9.902.XT875.Verizon.en.US Android version: ...
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Unable to mount Galaxy S2 on Debian Squeeze laptop as storage device

I am trying to mount my Galaxy S2 on Debian Squeeze laptop. I turned off USB debugging and then in: "Wireless & Networks" → "USB Utilities" → "Connect storage to PC" it asks me to connect a USB ...
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Rooting the HTC Desire Z

Just received one of these (SIM Free, UK Version, Android 2.3 with Sense UI). Can anybody point me towards the simplest and most easiest way to root this handset?
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Suggest an app for reading PDF and CHM

I have seen apps that read CHM or PDF but not both. I need an app that reads PDF as well as CHM quickly and smoothly. I tried OliveOffice but there are issues with landscape mode. Is there any other ? ...
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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 to display my calendar on the lock screen?

What is the best way to show (non-interactive) widgets on the lock screen? I have bought WidgetLocker, but it forces me to unlock the screen twice (using both WidgetLocker and native slider). ...
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Will bigger Micro SD slow down mobile

I have Karbonn A5+ Android phone running (stuck at) Gingerbread. I want to buy a micro sd card for it and I want to get max speed out of it. My mobile has 1GHz single core processor. Will SanDisk ...
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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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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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Stuck in Air Plane Mode: How to Force Disabling Air Plane Mode?

My Huawei Honour is stuck in air plane mode. I cannot disable it as the controls are greyed out. I tried rebooting and resetting the system cache. What else can I do?
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Can I locate my android phone?

I brought a new Samsung Galaxy Y inbuilt with Android 2.3.5 some month ago and sold it recently. But after selling I noticed that in that Android I left my email ID (email ID that is used to log in to ...
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Gingerbread ROM for Nook Color?

Does anyone know a good place to get a Gingerbread mod for Nook Color?
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Android phones with native SIP client?

I've heard from various sources that Android does have SIP support built in starting around version 2.3 Gingerbread, but I yet to see a single phone actually having it in its setup menus. Just ...
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Communicating with micro USB to Ethernet

I am trying to communicate with an ethernet enabled devices from my Android phone. My phone has Android 2.3.6 and the device I am trying to communicate with has a mini web server running on it. The ...
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Join/Merge external SD with internal SD card?

I have a Samsung device of 8GB with an SD card of additional 32GB. I'm using many apps that cache data for offline use (mainly Google Play Music), these apps are not smart enough to determine the ...
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software update available — how to find out the details?

My UK HTC Chacha phone running 2.3.5 since the last few months shows a notification since the last couple of days that there is a software update available. But the menu only says that it's a bit over ...
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French QWERTY keyboard for Nexus S

When using the French language the default virtual keyboard on the Nexus S use the AZERTY keyboard layout. That might be fine in Europe but not in North America (e.g. Quebec) where everyone uses ...
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Every time I plug in my phone via USB it automatically mounts the SD card (Xperia Arc version)

I have almost this question: Every time I plug in my phone via USB it automatically mounts the SD card I have a Motorla Droid running CM6 (essentially Android 2.2). I'm connecting to Windows 7 ...
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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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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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How do I prevent “No Internet calling account” error?

I'm running 2.3-Gingerbread. Calling was working fine over the telephone network. I set up the internet calling feature by adding an account to test the featuire out. Then I removed the account. Every ...
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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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Rooting EPad MX1014

I have a E-Pad MX1014 (chinese tabcrap) and I am trying to access the system apps so I can uninstall Angry Birds off it. The Angry Birds it runs is an extremely old version and for some reason it ...
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Is SD card damaged

I bought 32GB SanDisk class 10/UHS1 SD card from Flipkart.com Many times it fails to load all apps from SD card and many time it simply says in notifications "Damaged SD card", or suddenly notifies ...
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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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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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Battery Sony Ericsson XPeria Mini Pro

I've a Sony Ericsson XPeria Mini Pro with Android 2.3.3. I noted that the battery ends really fast. I don't have enable GPS service, Mobile data, Bluetooth. Only phone and wifi. In less than two days ...
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Can I root my stock-Gingerbread Captivate without flashing a new kernel?

I updated my AT&T Captivate to the stock Gingerbread a few weeks ago, and I've had nothing but problems since -- hangs, lockups, and that constant TetheringManager crash. I'm about to do a ...
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rooting Samsung captivate with the new gingerbread release

I just got a message from my cell provider that the official Gingerbread release is out for the Samsung Captivate. I recently rooted my phone so I could install non market apps. Will I have to un root ...
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Sudden loss of contacts on my Samsung Galaxy S - running Gingerbread

I have recently experienced that all my phone contacts suddenly disappeared from my internal phone memory. I could still see the 2 contacts that were on my SIM-card, and I have no contacts on my ...
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How to force Gmail/Android to request password every time for google account [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Logout from Gmail on my device I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace running Android 2.3.3. Is it possible to force Gmail or any google related apps to request my password ...
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Low Memory issues on Droid Incredible after upgrade to Android 2.3.4 [closed]

Since upgrading to Gingerbread, my phone is constantly getting low memory notifications despite having plenty of room. It is causing a number of my applications to fail. I have tried clearing memory ...
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Where does Android store clipboard data?

Where does Android store clipboard data? I have a rooted Android phone. Where are clipboard files stored? I can find that in a rooted Samsung device at /data/Clipboard, but am not able to find in ...
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call reject with message on GT-S5300

my GT-S5300 has Gingerbread 2.3.6. Is there any way to upgrade or change this so that I can reject calls with a message / block calls in the same way that the bigger Galaxy (like the S III) can? Apps ...
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In what language is Gingerbread OS written?

Are all versions of Android written in the same language or in different languages?
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Failed to root Galaxy S (Fascinate) after three methods

I have tried three methods for rooting my previous Android device, running 2.3.5 (Gingerbread). It's a Verizon Samsung Galaxy s (Fascinate - SCH-I500). I have all the drivers installed for the device ...
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No web access on Android 2.3.7

I have an LG Optimus V, rooted, with Cyangenmod 7.2.1 (BackSide-IHO) that has developed, lately, a weird network problem: While on 3G (or wifi) every app on the system with the exception of the two ...
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How to Root LG Optimus Slider VM701?

I tried Gingerbreak.apk also connecting via usb to my laptop, downloaded LG drivers, then LG Esteem Root file, but upon running the excute/Run file it says "Press Enter to begin Root"; then it says ...
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Multitasking : How do I maintain the opera browser tabs keep active when switching applications

Case: When I was opening multiple pages/tabs on opera browser, then I press the home button to switch apps to see SMS, then i return to the opera app by holding the home button, suddenly my tabs open ...
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Getting my OS back after flashing CWM [closed]

I don't understand this CWM deal. People on forums are talking about it like it is some additional software, but after I flashed it to my phone (using Heimdall) I cannot boot my OS anymore. Did it ...
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Creating App and Swap partition for Android

I have got Karbonn A5+. I dont know how much ROM, RAM it exactly have. When I go to Settings > Applications > Manage Application it shows 191MB used, 11MB free. But, when I open Advanced Task Killer, ...
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Am I consuming “roaming” services?

I've borrowed an Android phone so I can decide whether to buy one. I have a GSM SIM without a data plan, but I am using Wifi that is broadcast from my other smartphone which does have a data plan. ...
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What is the status icon that looks like a house?

There is a strange icon that shows up in my status bar only when I'm at a certain restaurant. It looks like a cross between a house and wifi. I suspect it might be a free wifi hotspot or something ...
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Check which IPs or web-sites an app is communicating with?

Usually they do it behind the scenes. So I'd love to know where apps are actually sending data and from whom they are actually getting responses.
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Connectify not working properly? [closed]

I use connectify to create a wifi hotspot which I use in my Android device. But a problem occurs that the internet access stops after a minute or so in my Android device. I have to restart connectify ...