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Get root access without going through replacing things?

I'm totally new to rooting and I would like to simply have root access to my phone. I don't want to do any customization whatsoever to the insides of it. Is this doable? I mean like, in terms of a PC, ...
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number in the top right corner of the camera app? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does the blue 0 mean in the top right hand corner of my camera? What is the number shown in the top right corner of the camera app that comes installed with Android ...
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What do I need to know about the “weird” Galaxy S Vibrant emergency call handling?

Vibrant support was dropped from CyanogenMod after 7.1 (Gingerbread) due to issues with failed 911 calls. I flashed 7.1 a bit before this was made known, and have since reverted to my stock-based ...
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How to export bookmarks from default android browser?

I am using LG P500 phone, running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). I want to export bookmarks from default browser of my android phone. Can any one suggest me how to do that? I have checked settings of ...
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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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How do I make my device dial my phone via Bluetooth?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Player 4.0 and a Samsung Chrono. I want to be able to be able to call someone using the Galaxy Player through my phone so that I can have the contacts on my Galaxy Player and ...
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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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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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Are Android OS updates region specific?

Well, I have a Galaxy Ace with 2.3.3, build XWKPY and Samsung Kies doesn't show an update to 2.3.4 yet. I'm thinking of manually updating it through Odin and I need to know if I can just download any ...
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3G Connection Not Working on Samsung Galaxy S2

I have a Galaxy S2 that for some reason does not work when it's connected to a 3G network(or at least I think it's connected, there's a '3G' symbol next to my signal meter). When I say it doesn't ...
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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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Unlocking Nexus One without pressing the power button

The power button on my Nexus One doesnt work smoothly any more, sometimes taking nearly half a dozen attempts before the unlock screen appears on the phone. I was wondering is there is any other way ...
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Install default Android 2.2 / 2.3 on Optimus One

I have this LG Optimus One P500h and I was thinking about formatting and installing the default/original Android 2.2 (2.3 would be great) since LG modified the homescreen, keyboard and other stuffs. ...
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How can I update my Nexus S manually?

I just bought a Nexus S from the USA and it works fine here (Spain). Just realised its version of Gingerbread is 2.3.1 though. While it's no surprise it finds no OTA updates with the local carriers, I ...
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Is there a ways to set data speed limit in android?

Is there a way to set data speed limit on android device(Samsung Galaxy GTi9003,Gingerbread 2.3.6)? Note :this is different from data limit. I want to use 3G network 300MB/month plan which I think ...
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Power button not working. Phone wont boot?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace GTS 5830i. I somehow messed up the power button of my phone and now after the battery drained completely, It will not start. I tried looking up online for going into ...
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Enabling Wi-Fi disables 3G service (ZTE Warp running Shinjitsu 1.5b)

I just started using this ZTE Warp (on Boost Mobile) yesterday. I rooted and ROM'd it with Clockwork Mod and Shinjitsu 1.5b (1.5.1c and 1.5.1c-beta2 did not work, for some reason). Everything is ...
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Why can't I accept calls on my Droid X?

I recently updated my Droid X to version 4.5.621.MB810.Verizon.en.US. I can't accept incoming calls though. The screen that allows you to either accept or decline a call doesn't appear anymore. The ...
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Suspend a phone

I was wondering if I could suspend my phone. Let's say I'm running out of battery and I'm also expecting an important call in a few hours time. Instead of shutting down the phone and starting up ...
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How to manually install ICS on Sony Ericsson Phones?

Attempting update from 2.3.4 to 4.x and the pc companion software keeps telling me my phone is up to date! Anyone know if it's possible to do a manual install?
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Customizing the formatting of phone numbers

Mobile operators in Brazil have added a leading digit, but only for São Paulo numbers. Now, both landline numbers (in São Paulo and otherwise) and mobile numbers from other states have 8 digits, while ...
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Browser keyboard refresh shortcut for Android 2.3.7?

I would like to know if there is any way to associate a keyboard shortcut for refreshing a webpage in Android with physical keyboard version 2.3.7.
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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't install Google Apps

I'm using an Allview Alldro P2 phone with Android 2.3.5. Fresh out of the box it worked like a charm. After a factory reset from Settings I couldn't install any apps from Google (Gmail, Youtube, etc). ...
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Accounts inexplicably removed from “Accounts & sync”

I'm running CyanogenMod 7.1.0 on my HTC Desire. I have a few accounts added in "Accounts & Sync" (Last.fm, Facebook, Skype, Soundcloud, etc.), but on several occasions all of them (except Google) ...
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Sense shortcut icon reverts to standard Android icon after reboot

I have recently purchased an HTC Sensation, and I'm very happy with the device; everything runs smooth and fast as I should expect from the device itself. When rebooting the device, I tend to lose a ...
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MMS vCard displaying as playable media file

I am having difficulty viewing a vcard received via text message. My phone recognizes it's an MMS but views it as a Multimedia file and tries to play it. My phone is rooted running Cyanogen ...
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What is an unsupported unsolicited response code 11016?

My UK Nexus S (Android 2.3.2) has real problems sustaining a reliable data connection on 3G even when I have a full signal in London. Connections time out or pages/tweets/whatever load exceptionally ...
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Samsung logo loop in galaxy y

Whenever I start my phone, the samsung logo animation goes in a loop forever; unless i take off the battery. This started happening after I simultaneously clicked the power button, menu button and ...
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Add functionality to home button?

What application will let me allot a certain functionality to the home button? Currently, I want to make it so that pressing the Home button twice will activate Voice Actions. Do you know of any app ...
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Speech-to-Text Uppercase Letter Problem

Whenever I compose any type of message through speech-to-text, a problem occurs which is rather annoying and seemingly, there is no workaround. The problem: Android capitalises the first letter of ...
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How can I schedule tasks?

I've found an application called Silent Time, which allows me to schedule when my phone needs to go into silent mode, and when it needs to come out of it. It's a start, but I'm looking for something a ...
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Can a phone manufacturer's custom interface be changed?

This is related to this question about removing apps, but I thought it was different enough to merit separate focus. I recently bought a Samsung Galaxy 2 S, and it has a custom interface designed by ...
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Automatically replace app after opening APK

If I download an APK and open it, I get a "Not Installed" error if the app is already present on the device. Is there any way to automatically delete the old version? (Note I'm not trying to avoid ...
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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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Does ADB push and pull work on non-rooted phones?

I just discovered about the command adb push and adb pull which supposedly lets people push and pull data from within the internal memory. Now my question is, can this be used on non-rooted phones? ...
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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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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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What does “Locked Messages” mean?

When I try to delete a message, I get prompted to select whether to "Delete locked messages". There doesn't appear to be any difference if I check this option or leave it unchecked. Does anyone know ...
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How can I use Flash Player now that it's no longer supported?

I know that Adobe Flash Player is discontinued for Android devices, but is there an alternative way to continue using Flash on an Android 2.3 device? I have the apk of Flash Player 10, but I would ...
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How do I root Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V?

I just got for myself this new phone with so many useless bloatware. I just want to root this phone and freeze or uninstall them as they are slowing my device down (even without opening any app, all I ...
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Upgrade small-screen phone to Ice Cream Sandwich?

I'm running 2.3 (Gingerbread) on an Xperia mini, and Sony Ericsson recently announced the availability to upgrade to 4.x (Ice Cream Sandwich). My understanding is that ICS is geared more towards ...
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Alternative ways to factory reset?

My Android 2.3 system my PMP3384 tablet somehow crashed so seriously that I cannot even do a factory hard reset, because I cannot get to settings, only the following message appears again and again: ...
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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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Is there a way to make the Gingerbread notification behave like ICS?

The ICS notification allows users to "swipe" single notifications away. I was wondering if this can be done on a rooted Gingerbread phone?
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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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Export contacts/text messages in a readable format

I would like to export both my contacts and my text messages. But I would like be able to easily read the file formats that it exports to. I can export the contacts as a VCF yet when I view it there ...
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Android Packet data shortcut

I have a Samsung Galaxy Mini running Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread. In the previous version Froyo (2.2.1) when I held down power button I got in that menu a shortcut to enable packet data. In Gingerbread ...
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How do I get 3D maps to work

I have Andorid maps 5.0.0 running on a Nexus S but I can't seem to get 3D maps. I have tried London and New York. Not sure if I am doing something stupoid or what.