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Disable GPS time synchronization

I live in Kiev, Ukraine. My device is Motorola Defy with CyanogenMod 7 (2.3.7). In time settings there's no Ukraine timezone so I use Minsk, Belarus timezone (GMT +3). After I locate my position using ...
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HTC Desire HD unlocked, cannot connect to 3G

I recently bought an unlocked AT&T HTC Desire HD from an E-bay seller in India. I'm using a Tata Docomo Sim on the device. Although having subscribed to 3G data, I am not able to use it. Can ...
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galaxy tab update

hello Is it possible to send video to show the problem that I am encountering?
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Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0 can't connect to any of Google services

I'm not really sure if this question is fit for this site, but a few days ago my Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0 stopped being able to connect to Gmail, Google Talk and Play Store using their respective ...
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Headset works on music but not on call

I have a weird problem. My headset works with music, but not with calls. The headset icon shows, but the sound still comes from the phone (instead of the headset) when I make a call. Music works fine ...
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How can I copy SMSes from Nokia N8 to Android for free?

How can I copy SMSes from Nokia N8 (Symbian) to Android for free ? It is for my very important. I have found MobileTrans application, but it is paid and I wanna not pay 39 $. Thanks in advance ! ...
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camera has stopped unexpectedly

I have a Micromax A25 running Android version 2.3.6. The camera no longer works on it. When I open up the camera app, it closes with an error message saying .com.mediaket.camera has stopped ...
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My new phone came with super user but I didn't root it

I've just got a new Samsung Galaxy Y from Unique Mobiles (http://www.uniquemobiles.com.au). The package was still intact when I picked it up and the "don't accept this if this sticker is broken" ...
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Do I need to root my phone to get a tcpdump?

I'm troubleshooting my aCal installation and the good folks at aCal asked me for the output from tcpdump -A -- do I need to root my phone and install busybox or can I do this from a terminal emulator? ...
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Can I set Calendar default reminder to “none”?

This question has been asked recently, and the answer was "Menu->More->Settings->Default Reminder Time". On my Galaxy S II running 2.3 there is no "More" on the Calendar Menu. There is a "Settings" ...
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Connection Time Out error while accessing Google Play Store in Samsung I9070 Galaxy S advance

I have bought a Samsung I9070 Galaxy S advance. Whenever I enter Play Store (Google Play Store Version 3.4.7), it displays waiting sign and then Connection Time Out Error is shown. I use mobile data ...
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Force Android to stop asking me if I want to terminate my own app [closed]

I've got a simple logger app that I wrote for my Android phone. The problem is, periodically (seems like it happens every few days) when I turn on my phone I am confronted with a modal dialog box ...
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How do I begin to troubleshoot aCal?

I'm running aCal on my Samsung Galaxy S / Gingerbread and it isn't updating. Adding events pushes them out to my CalDAV server, but I don't see any events. In aLogcat I see an awful lot of errors: ...
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How to delete a single saved Password in the android standard browser?

I need to replace or delete an saved password for a single webpage. I have Android 2.3.6. How can I do that?
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How do I simulate packet loss on an Android device?

I'd like to simulate packet loss on a rooted Android device to see how different levels affect video streaming quality. I've tried netem and iptables, without success: netem: # tc qdisc change dev ...
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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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Galaxy Ace Problem booting in Recovery and Download Mode

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830. I want to install CWM and then flash a custom rom. When I try to boot into recovery it says RamDump etc. When I boot in Download it starts normally and says ...
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SMS messages disappear right after being received

I have LG Optimus one with android 2.3. I get text messages (SMS) and notification appears in the notification bar. But I can't find them (messages) in the "messages" app. They simply disappear!
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Micromax A26 USB Debugging mode Not working

I am having a Micromax A26. I have enabled the debugging mode of my phone and when trying to root it doesn't show up. One of my friends is a android developer he tried to use my phone for development ...
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Backlight flickering at low brightness levels

I noticed my phone's backlight would start to flicker/pulse intermittently when I switch my brightness level to something low (est. between 1% to 15% brightness). The flickering or pulsing is as if ...
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How do I get my picture to appear in message threads?

In the stock messaging app, the contact I'm messaging has their picture next to their replies, but mine is just a grey box; how do I get my picture there? I have a contact called 'me' with my picture ...
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Wifi not working too well.. :c [duplicate]

On my Android Gingerbread device (keep in mind that it is the pratically extinct Walkman, which is basically Android's attempt at a iPod) my wifi keeps on going white, and when it happens I can't use ...
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LG Optimus Logic claims I have low memory, but I don't

For some reason, my LG Optimus Logic claims that I have low memory after I install applications. However, when I go into my settings, both the SD Card, Flash, and System Memory are no where close to ...
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how to free unused memory in android?

i had downloaded an app but after connecting my phone(HTC ChaCha) to pc and after disconnecting my phone from pc,i found that the app is not working any longer.Rather the phone was failing to ...
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Snapshots suffer from Short Term Memory Loss?

I have seen that despite repeatedly saving to snapshot, periodically (once in about 3 attempts to launch from snapshot) I get the error: emulator: ERROR: Unable to load VM from snapshot. The ...
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How do I configure Android without using the touch screen?

I have an old Android phone around whose display broke after a fall. The touch screen has stopped working but I am reluctant to accept the device merely as a paper weight. I do have some use cases ...
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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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Backup memos from Samsung Galaxy S and restore it on a Nexus 5

I just bought a Nexus 5 and I'm in the process of backing up and restore all the things I need from my old Galaxy S to my new Nexus 5. One of the thing I need the most is restoring the hundreds of ...
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Android system partition image on pc or sdcard

I want to take raw image of my android system partition either on sdcard or on my pc using adb or any other way.. if their is way please help
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How to know if my tablet is compatible to a later Android version?

I have a Pandigital Star tablet with Android 2.2. But now Pandigital have closed their business. I would like to Upgrade to atleast Android 2.3 myself. Can I do it? Should I do it? Will it make my ...
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Why the battery drain while plugged in doing nothing? (omap2_mcspi)

I usually leave my phone plugged in to the wall charger at night. This morning, to my surprise, the battery was not charged. According to the System Panel app, System Processes were taking almost ...
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Unlocked phone, GPS active

What does it mean when I unlock my phone and the GPS icon shows active when I'm not running any apps that use GPS? After a second or two, it goes away.
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Droid 2/R2-D2 Can't Load Beyond Bootloader

I picked up a DROID R2-D2 from a coworker who has given up on the device. Knowing I like to tinker with these things, she offered me the phone in whatever condition I can muster from it. A few weeks ...
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How to force Backup Assistant to sync in airplane mode with WiFi on

I recently switched phones but am keeping my old phone for use on WiFi. I have put the phone in airplane mode to improve battery life and keep it from looking for the cell network (as this is futile, ...
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WiFi Signal drops out every 3 minutes

For several weeks now my Android (Gingerbread 2.3.6) phone has been losing it's WiFi signal momentarily, typically at about 3 minute intervals (about 3 minutes, 1.5 seconds) and occasionally at some ...
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Android crashes in a Bak BK-NB711G

I have a netbook device running Android, Gingerbread 2.3.x, but it does not load. Upon boot-up, it is forever stuck on the familiar splash screen with Android written on it. Can someone help me? ...
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Does Android use a VPN in background when connecting to Exchange?

i use Android 2.3.6 stock. I am new to Android. At work we have a MS Small Business server, it has Exchange for e-mail. With my laptop (Thunderbird), i can only connect to IMAP if i have a VPN ...
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Can I use 'adb tcpip' on Gingerbread devices if I root them?

I have tried using the command adb tcpip 5555 to be able to connect wirelessly to my test devices. It's working fine for devices running Android 4.0+, but every 2.x device (like the Galaxy Ace, ...
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Web Page Not Available on StraightTalk Android ZTE

I have a StraightTalk ZTE Merit, and the browser keeps on saying "web page not available". Data enabled and Data roaming are both checked under Mobile network settings. For some reason, it will not ...
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How to root the LG Optimus 2 AS680?

I have an LG Optimus 2 AS680. It is running the gingerbread 2.3.4 system. I have yet to find a program or any reliable method to root the phone. I am looking to increase my internal memory to about 1 ...
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Can an app make phone calls in the background [duplicate]

I saw a number of apps that require "Services that cost you money" permissions, my question is if I install such an app and that app will make a phone call, is that call visible to the user or the app ...
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Turn on Mac with Tasker

Is there any way to tell my iMac to turn on via tasker. If so, would both devices have to be on the same network? Is there a way to do this without being on the same network? Would my computer have to ...
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How to show only gmail's contacts in the Contacts app?

I have recently reinstalled Android due to some problems with the SD Card. I decided to keep all my contacts only in Gmail, as a centralized solution to avoid problems in the future. I do not want ...
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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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Is there a way to force my application to run at the background

This is not a duplicate of this question - Is there a way to force an app to remain running in the background no matter what? because it mention about Android ver 4 and also about lack of memory. My ...
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Gingerbread device goes missing when adb is restarted

I have several devices I use for development and testing. When I restart my adb process (i.e., adb kill-server; adb start-server) my Gingerbread device isn't listed by adb anymore. I have to ...
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Why does Google play show a “no connection: retry” error?

Recently I bought a Spice MI 280 with Android 2.3.4, I downloaded apps from the Android Market like App2sd, Task killer, Soundhound etc. A few days ago Android Market was upgraded to Google Play and ...
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how to search a particular song using search button

i am unable to search a perticular song by usng search button from the long list of songs after its been upgraded to android 2.3.5. Before that i was able to find a song using search button.i am ...
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Obtaining some 4.0 functions on a 2.3 phone through rooting?

I'm thinking of maybe rooting my phone, for various reasons. But one of the main ones is that I find the current version of Calendar, amongst others, that I have, very lacking. And I'm almost sure the ...
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Logging in with a non-gmail account

I got here an ePad running Android 2.3 and I want to set up Market on it for its owner. He doesn't have a Gmail account, neither he wants one. I have just made a Google account that is associated with ...