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Disappearing/deleted .pls files

I am making application that is using .pls files to read shoutcasts' adresses from them. At one moment I noticed, that sometimes .pls file I was reading data from is disappearing after I have used it. ...
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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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OpenVPN with Android 2.3.x - security concerns

I need to use my Android 2.3.x phone to access an OpenVPN server. I have CM 7 with built in support for OpenVPN and tun. My main concern is that I don't know where to put the keys in. If my phone gets ...
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Sync contacts with ubuntuone?

It doesn't look like UbuntuOne has a sync app for contacts. Files and music, yes, but not contacts. Are there any workarounds to this? I've successfully avoided linking my phone to a google account ...
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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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How to detect who is downloading apk files in background?

At some point in time my Android phone start downloading some .apk files in background. I assume this is doing some of the free apps what I've installed on my new phone from Google Play (I've ...
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Troubleshooting my WiFi - can't get an IP-address

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy Gio (Android 2.3). And I can't get a WiFi connection. My brother has the exact some phone and can get a connection. When I enable WiFi, it tries to connect to the router. ...
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Is there a way to fix the call answer delay?

This is a known Android issue which has been widely reported (example). I saw a suggestion to use Call Delay Patch from the Android Market, but some report that this helps while others report that it ...
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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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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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Will I lose root access on my Incredible if I install the Gingerbread OTA update?

Basically what the title says. I rooted my phone with unrevoked (I am not sure if I used the "forever" version or not). Will installing the 2.3.4 Gingerbread OTA update from Verizon remove my root? ...
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Android Folder Hierarchy

On Android's root (/), what is the purpose of each folder? I am wanting to learn the folder hierarchy structure of Android 2.3 and 4.x, if they have different folders in "/".
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Is it possible to enable the Android default keyboard on an HTC EVO 4G?

I am not much of a fan of the HTC EVO 4g's custom keyboard, but it appears that they have somehow removed or hidden access to the default Android keyboard input method. Especially now that the ...
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Where are the developer options? Android 2.3.6, SGH-T679

Samsung Galaxy Exhibit 4G SGH-T679 Android 2.3.6. I do not see the developer tools anywhere in the Settings menu. Is there something special needed to get it to show up?
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How can I live without a trackball?

I've been using a Nexus One for the past year and half and am very happy with it as a phone. I am not, however, happy with my carrier and so will be trading up very soon. Amongst the current crop of ...
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How to reset Nexus One to Android 2.2.1 or 2.3? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device? I have a Nexus One (with the radios for the AT&T network) which has an old beta version of 2.2 on it. It ...
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Can I import contacts from vcf and NOT sync to Google?

I bought the Nexus S with Android 2.3 and am in the process of migrating my contacts from the Apple Address book. I was able to create and import a vcf file containing all the contacts into Android. ...
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Get Facebook app to use full screen in Android 2.3?

Is it possible to make the Facebook app in Android 2.3 use the full screen? I remember being able to do this on a different device with Android 1.6 but I can't find a way to do it with Android 2.3.
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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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Can I create a specific ringtone for email from specific people?

Is there any way at all to set it up so that I can have a different notification sound for different email senders? In other words, if I get an email from Fred, can I have a different notification ...
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Android 2.3.5 unlock screen activated unexpectedly

My Android HTC Sense 3.5 running Android 2.3.5 suddenly and out of the blue activates the unlock screen without pressing the power button. That's a problem because it gets unlocked by itself sometimes ...
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Is there a workaround to add recently *used* apps to my recently *launched* apps?

If I long press home, I get a list of the last six apps I've used, but if I open a web browser from another app (eg. by following a link in Tweetdeck or email) the web browser never shows up in my ...
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My HTC Desire HD crashes when picking up a call. Any ideas how to resolve the problem?

This is extremely annoying. After the last update to Android 2.3.5, whenever I get a call from certain contacts, picking up crashes the whole phone application and resets the SIM. Rejecting the call ...
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Encryption of offline mail, calendar, contacts data on Android

I'm very new to Android and I wonder what I can do in terms of encryption. As I read it seems that only Android >= 2.3.3 supports encryption but my new device will be running Android 2.3.1. So I ...
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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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Why are playlists breeding like rabbits on my device?

I use Banshee 2.2 to synchronize music and podcasts to my Android 2.3 device. On the device, I'm using PowerAMP to play music. When I open PowerAMP and look at the playlists, each one is repeated a ...
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While listening to music on head set: How to avoid sound playing from phone speakers when push event occurs?

I use my Android phone to listen to music at work with standard headset. Yet once an event occurs, e.g. e-mail recieved, the phone switches to standard speakers and plays the music and event sound ...
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How can I disable the front status LED when charging my device?

Charging my smartphone the front LED is always shining annoyingly green. This bothers me especially while reading an ebook which is why I am looking for a way to disable this feature. So how do I ...
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How do I copy/move contacts from phone to my exchange account?

My contacts are stored on a (Open-)Exchange server, so they are synchronized between phone, the server and my other mail clients (e.g. on my desktop PC). However, I have some "phone-only" contacts ...
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Why does Android Wi-Fi not get disabled?

I have Android 2.3.4. I have noticed that even When I turn off Wi-Fi, I still keep getting notifications, like - Gmail, Gtalk and Google+ notifications. If I open the said App then it says that it is ...
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volume rocker as next/previous song

This probably is a common question but so far I have not seen a thorough answer. I want to know if it is possible to have the rocker functionalities that are on cyanogem mod on a factory rom (htc ...
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How to Remote Control Android smartphone, if not in same subnet

I'd like to "Remote Control" my Android 2.3.x (Oxygen 2.3.2 ROM) from my PC. I know that there are VNC servers available and also apps like "Remote Web Desktop". This works fine, but only if the ...
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How to make an unrooted phone use or detect Ad-Hoc Wi-Fi

I have an unrooted Android 2.3.6 phone and i want it to connect to the Ad-HOC connection made on my ubuntu...how do i do this? i refered some already existing questions here but none seem to be the ...
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Can I use tasker to turn LTE/4G mode on/off on my Droid Bionic?

I'd like to turn LTE on while I'm at work and off at home; I have the appropriate profiles, but I can't find an appropriate action. Is this something that could be done with an intent?
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Is there a way to see 3G connection time?

I have a time-based data plan, therefore I would like to have a report of the 3G connection time (possibly with a weekly reset). However, all the application on the market reports the data usage, and ...
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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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Facebook and Office suite preinstalled on new Gingerbread device?

I just bought a Gingerbread phone and I was surprised to find Facebook and Office Suite already installed. Do these apps come preinstalled on Gingerbread as on my previous android which was a older ...
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Does rooting Kindle Fire disable your default Kindle Fire functionality?

I am thinking on getting a Kindle Fire due to the good reviews and the price tag. I see that there are a lot of links showing you how to root your Kindle Fire so that you can have regular Android OS ...
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How to reboot an android device?

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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What does it mean when I select to 'clear data'?

If I look at the options to manage an application and select to clear data, what data is specifically being cleared? Is there a way to find out?
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How to convert pcm/wav to mp3?

I'm using a virtual recorder to record voices and it records in the .pcm file format. I found an app freemp3droid to convert it to .mp3 but there are some bugs in the app and it has not been updated ...
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Link2sd not working properly

I've a Samsung Galaxy Ace and recently I installed link2sd, created the partiotion and everything it needs. It works. But I'm having two issues. The first one: each time I turn on the phone I get a ...
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Is there a way to allow certain numbers to be called from a locked phone?

When I got my first cell phone I was told to put a "In case of an emergency call XXX" at the top of my list of phone numbers. While I haven't ever benefited directly from that, I have benefited from ...
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Where can I find Android release notes?

Today I upgraded to 2.3.4 Gingerbread MR2 but I wonder: what changed?
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Does Gingerbread use extra battery power to make calls when the phone has poor signal?

Since I got this phone (Galaxy S, originally on Eclair, then Froyo) and switched network provider, I've had major problems with the signal at home, and call quality as a result. Following the upgrade ...
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Android low on space

I know this question is quite common, but nothing I've read so far really helped me. I have a Samsung Galaxy Mini, and had a similar problem with the stock ROM. For some other reasons, I've rooted it ...
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Phantom notifications of Galaxy Note driving me nuts

I just got a Samsung Galaxy Note a few weeks ago and really like the phone. The problem is that I get notifications for non-events or phantom events day and night: the phone makes the notification ...
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How to root the Xperia Mini ST15i

I searched it a while and found some articles regarding Xperia Mini X10 also on XDA but I couldn't understand them easily. So I want help from you geeks who can give me the lighted way with simple ...
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Where does Voice Actions store my “Note to self” recordings?

I've been messing around with Android's Voice Actions. I tried recording various jibberish notes to test it out. However, I noticed that with each "Note to self" that I send to myself, the attached ...