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How can I merge contact between the phone only list and my Google account?

I managed to create a phone-only contact which was then linked to the contact's Facebook account. I've also got a Google contact for the same person which has additional contact information in it. ...
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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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My device doesn't react to touches while connected via USB

My device is Samsung Galaxy ace 5830 and I want to upgrade it from Android 2.3.4 to 4. But the problem, when I connect it to PC with a USB connection, it doesn't react to touches so I can't unlock it ...
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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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Check network availability using phone's modem (low level)

I am trying to find network availability using my phone's GSM modem. Last night I had almost done it using following procedure with adb shell connecting phone with Ubuntu laptop. Terminal 1 ./adb ...
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Huawei Ascend Y 200 Gingerbread 2.3.6 does not recognize MP3 files in my music folder

Device: Huawei Ascend Y 200 Android: Gingerbread 2.3.6, not rooted. On my SD card, there is a folder called Audio which includes MP3 files (with English and Hindi Sub Folders). There are 134 music ...
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How to root my next book premium 8 tablet

How do I root my nextbook premium 8 tablet
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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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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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Infinite Reboot Loop

I have a HTC EVO 4G (aka Supersonic) running Android 2.3.5 (aka Gingerbread) and last night I turned it off because it was running low on power. I connected it to the charger before going to bed and ...
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Shortcut of end the call

This might seem a foolish question but I'm facing this basic issue on my Samsung Galaxy Y Duos (android 2.3.6). This is my first Androide device and using it only since a week and a basic issue is ...
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Tasker: Voice response to phone calls

I was wondering whether it would be possible to use Tasker to answer a phone call and then say something to the caller (either through TTS or sound file) and then hang up? Would something like that be ...
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1answer
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FTDI chip used by Android 2.3.6

Is it possible to use FTDI chip with Android 2.3.6? I've found an application which works with FTDI chip, but it uses Android 3.1 and later. I'd like connect my phone to peripheral hardware over ...
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2answers
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Can't surf from PC when using Android as hotspot

I turned on mobile data and hotspot in my Samsung Galaxy Ace (On a Philippine carrier called "Globe"). I can surf websites just fine directly on Android. Now, I connect my PC to Android's hotspot, it ...
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how to root Galaxy SL GT i9003 for DDLF2

I am running official Samsung ROM build version 2.6.3 DDLF2. I wish to root it for reverse tethering and few other utilities. Need a trusted link for rooting tutorial or a rooting package for the ...
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1answer
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How to re install rom on blank htc desire?

I have installed rom in the memory card of my htc desire bt unfortunately i have lost my memory card. Now my ph is not working; everytime it just shows "HTC" and then restart. Can anyone please ...
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s5380 to android version [duplicate]

I am Uma Mahesh from India.I bought Samsung s5380. It's os is bada. it has 800 mhz processor and 200 mb ram.I want to change my os to android.please help me how to change my os to android?
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Unable to tether in different areas

I can usually connect to the internet by tethering my LG 990 2.3 to my prepaid Vodaphone. I just spent 4 days interstate with no problems. I am now in a new location getting a strong Wi-Fi ...
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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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How to recover contacts from backed up galaxy S2 (gingerbread) files

I recently gave my old Galaxy S2 to a friend as I just got an S3 and before I did, I copied the "My Files" folder from my phone to this computer via USB debugging mode and then factory reset the ...
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1answer
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How to find out if my mobile data is working or defective?

I installed CyanogenMod 7.2 stable on my Samsung Galaxy Ace before, but it seems mobile data wasn't working. I decided to download the latest nightly build (2013-03-01) but still the mobile data ...
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How does CacheApp2Sd work?

The app claims to free huge space from /data/data/{app}/cache, but I don't have a cache folder in most of my apps' folders. When I run the app, I have an icon in my status bar. It shows Preparing to ...
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Speed of WiFi file transfer from PC to phone

I have WiFi router set up. Both my phone and Windows PC connects to the same WiFi. So I tried ES File Explorer to copy shared folders from my Windows PC to my mobile. However transfer speed goes as ...
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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 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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338 views

Touch Screen not working

I am using Samsung Galaxy Pro B7510. The problem is that my touch screen is not working sometimes. It has been like this for several weeks. I use Pin lock feature to unlock the phone and EZanswer ...
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How to disable notifications on android 2.3?

I have an app that is driving me crazy by displaying notifications now and then. There is no way to disable the notifications inside the app. In Android >= 4 I can simply disable notifications for ...
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Terminal not showing any output?

I have succesfully root and unroot my device but my terminal doesn't show any output only error messages of missing command. I'm also unable to re-root my device. I copied psneuter to /data/local/tmp ...
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Keypad not working very often

Phone: Samsung Galaxy S i9003 Android: 2.3.6 (Gingerbread) All of a sudden, the keypad stops working and after sometime it works just fine. When I try to type, I get the tapping sound. Letters ...
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How to install custom firmware on HTC Desire A8181?

I have an HTC Desire A8181 with Android 2.3.3, browser version WebKit/533.1. I want to install new custom firmware on my phone. How can I do this? What tools do I need?
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The Mystery Of The Disappearing App Icons

If I try to rearrange the shortcuts to app icons on my homescreen, sometimes they disappear. It happens to all apps, bookmarks, and folders, too: even stock apps, like Play Store. I have an LG optimus ...
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Reactivating a Phone Without Service

I recently got an old HTC Droid Incredible 2 with Verizon, that doesn't have service anymore. I wanted to give the phone a "clean slate" so I did a factory reset. However, when I booted it up again, ...
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How can I update my 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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Can you connect Android GingerBread 2.3.4 to an access point without DHCP present?

Is it possible to actually, legitimately, or even programmatically, configure the Android wifi manager to connect to an access point and use a static IP address, where no dhcp service exists? I'm ...
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How much internal memory after updating HTC Desire to official Gingerbread?

I'm very tempted to upgrade my Desire to official 2.3.3, but I was wondering if I'd lose internal memory in doing this. I didn't find any info on the Internet, so I would like to ask that to someone ...
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1answer
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Shark for Root not working

I am pretty much new to the packet sniffing. I found some application for the same Shark for root. I have rooted my phone for the application and I tried logging the packets being transferred from my ...
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Will a “standard” “Made for iPhone” headset's remote control button work with a Samsung Galaxy Mini S5570?

Running either latest stock Gingerbread or custom CyanogenMod Jelly Bean? By will the button work I mean either by the operating system or by a 3rd party app from our nice selection: See Izzy's ...
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1answer
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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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Lower Menu shortcuts disappeared

I use a Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 model phone with latest version of Gingerbread on it. I recently started to experience this problem. The shortcut menus on the lower bar have some how disappeared. ...
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can't open recovery menu after installing recovery clockworkmod 5.0.2.6 galaxy ace fix

I have installed clockworkmod-5.0.2.6-galacyace-fix.zip on Samsung galaxy ace s5830. When I had rebooted it and pressed Home+Power button, it is not showing me a recovery menu. When I press ...
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Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus S7500 Unable to update OS

When I try to update from Gingerbread 2.3.6 through the normal software update system, the update fails upon "registering device" almost immediately. If I try to update using Kies, it tells me my ...
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Factory reset without accessing phone settings

I have a Micromax A35 Android(2.3.5) phone which has been locked by repeated wrong attempts of the pattern lock. Now the display screen asks me to enter my Google account username and password, but ...
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2answers
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How to root and flash a android Galaxy Ace s5830t?

i am trying to root my device which has android 2.3 in it. The reason is something has gone wrong and wifi and bluethooth are not functioning. every time i try connect, it says error and ...
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1answer
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All apps installed on my SD card have suddenly disappeared

So this is very odd. Last night my phone rebooted itself. Nothing unusual there - it does it from time to time. However, this morning when I try to read the news I get "Application is not ...
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How can I capture tethered traffic and save it as a pcap file?

I use my Android device with 3G as a hotspot for my laptop. I also occasionally connect other Internet devices to the network, and would like to look at the traffic. I need a way to log the traffic ...
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Stuck on boot after flashing a custom ROM

I read some info about rooting and installing custom ROMs on my Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830. I followed the tutorials and got stuck half way - now I believe I did something wrong. The phone is now ...
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Where I Can get my karbonn a9's Driver for PC [Tianyu HSUSB Driver]?

I am having karbonn a9 and I am not able to install Tianyu HSUSB driver for my laptop. I have visited 100s of site but not got a single Driver which is proper. Please help me I am getting error like ...
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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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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 ...