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Any way to find a Wi-Fi connected (unactivated) phone?

I'm ALWAYS losing my phone at home, in various obscure places (on a shelf in the basement, under the coffee filters, behind the toilet, etc.,) and I was wondering if there's any way to find it. The ...
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1answer
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Transforming SMS conversation to Inbox and Sent Items

Is it possible for me to receive the SMS not in a conversation style, but in a traditional way like what NOKIA does? Inbox is separated from the Sent items.
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How to ban a incoming number on Android 2.3 [duplicate]

How could I ban a incoming number? What is the sequence of menu actions I should follow to get an appropriate menu if any and where to find help documentation on Android user interfaces? I have ...
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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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Boot.img and Recovery.img is 0 bytes (size)

I have a low end android device running on Gingerbread 2.3.5. I am about using it to do some test and customizing my ROM. I did a Nandroid backup to be on a safe side in case things go wrong. After ...
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1answer
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How to enable Wifi on an AVD

How can I enable WiFi on an AVD? I am emulating the Android version 2.3.3 API 10 and when I click WiFi in the phone settings menu it just says 'error'.
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How to save the data when phone is locked via too many patterns attempted? [duplicate]

I am using Samsung S2, due to my nephew attempting too many wrong patterns in my phone now it is locked and it is displaying "Too Many Patterns Attempted sign in to your Google account". I want to ...
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1answer
601 views

How can I downgrade my HTC Explorer from Android 4.0 to 2.3

Android 4.0 is installed on my HTC Explorer, but now I want to install again the previous version which was 2.3 Gingerbread. Could anyone please tell me how to do that?
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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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1answer
438 views

Gallery thumbnails locked

I have a problem with my gallery thumbnails for a few days now. Thumbnails are generated in the .thumbnails folder but they are not displayed in the gallery, there is instead a picture with a lock. ...
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Is there a tool to create a symlink?

I'm looking for a tool to create a symlink with Android. I know I can write a script but I don't want to spend so much time when perhaps somebody has a better solution? I know app2sd and link2sd ...
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1answer
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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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Why can't I create a hard link?

I wanted to create a hardlink but I can't. I'm rooted and I want to offload my internal memory and move the dalvik-cache to my sd-card.
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1answer
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Does Android 2 support swap space?

With Android 2.3 being Linux-based, can Android 2.3 use a swap partition without being rooted?
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1answer
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Attempted installing Google Play Store, but ended up installing Android Market!

As seen below, anything to do with Google Play is installed in the Android SDK in my Ubuntu. In light of this SDK Extras set above which has the Licensing Library, it is perfectly legal to have ...
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2answers
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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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2answers
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ls command works but not with options?

In my terminal app when I type ls /? it gives me ls /d. Where can I find the other options? For example I want to list the file attributes and file length. I have tried also busybox to no avail.
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How to delete a system app? [duplicate]

How can I delete any system app? I deleted a wallpaper app in my app folder but I don't see any changes? I want to delete some apps especially default factory-installed apps. Is there a simple way?
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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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1answer
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How to uninstall revolutionary rooting tool from Android devices

i have different android devices and all are rooted with the help of revolutionary tool, now i want to remove revolutionary tool from my device is there anyway so that remove all those tool which are ...
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0answers
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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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0answers
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How to install android 3.2 on an android TV box?

I'm looking for a way to install android 3.2 on an android TV box which is running android 2.3. Is it possible? if possible can someone give me some tips for it please?
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1answer
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Can I update my Saudi Arabian Samsung Galaxy S2 to the latest Android version over the air in India?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100 which my cousin bought for me in Saudi Arabia. It is running on Android 2.3 ginger bread. Will I get firmware updates for this phone in India over the air (OTA)?
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2answers
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Reinstall OS on GT-S5830i

Is it possible to re-install the OS (Android 2.3.6) on to my GT-S5830i? If yes, how can I get that done?
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HTC Desire stuck on HBOOT

I've been researching possible issues and fixes for the last couple of hours now and not turning up much, so I have a HTC Desire stuck on HBOOT with unresponsive buttons when attempting to select ...
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1answer
207 views

My screen lock problem [duplicate]

Respected sir, With due respect & humble submission I like to inform you that my Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos S6802 phone is lock due to many time drawing wrong screen pattern. So, sir I request to ...
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LAN not working properly from one specific device

I have a Nexus S running cm10, which can connect without problems to the internal LAN. However my Nexus One running cm7, for reasons that are completely beyond me, fail to connect to it. I'm totally ...
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0answers
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Recover mini paper widget contents after update (2.3.3 to 2.3.4)

I've updated my Galaxy S2 from 2.3.3 to 2.3.4 only to find that the mini paper widget is now broken. Plenty of places on the web explain how to clear the data to get it working again, but is there ...
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1answer
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Is there any version of gtalk supporting multiple accounts which works with 2.3/cm7

Gtalk 1.3 doesn't support multiple accounts: it just connects with the main one, with no apparent way to switch it. Upgrading to hangouts technically works, but it doesn't even bother to display user ...
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1answer
16k views

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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1answer
207 views

Default contact for a number

Is there a way to set a default contact for a specific number, which happens to be bound to multiple contacts? I.e. for some reason Alpha and Bravo share a telephone number. Currently if I try to ...
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1answer
93 views

Android device diagnostic application?

My Android phone (LG-P930) with Gingerbread is giving "free games" for several weaks now. I recently lost the telephone application and I had to reboot the phone. Few days ago, the phone hang ringing ...
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1answer
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What does unlocking the bootloader do?

My understanding is that a boot loader is like a BIOS in a PC, which will help a device to load the OS correctly. When I unlock the bootloader in an Android device, does this modify the complete ...
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1answer
236 views

Revert an Android phone to vanilla rom from Google [duplicate]

Can we install a vanilla ROM to a non-Nexus Android device? I have an Android phone (version 2.3.6) and I don't like the ROM installed by the manufacturer. I want to revert it to a vanilla ROM like ...
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1answer
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Why doesn't my screen turn off after 30 seconds?

Two days back I had to do a factory reset on my android (v2.3.6). After that, I noticed that my phone display won't turn off after 30 secs idle time, even though the settings has been done ...
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com.phone.android keeps crashing immediatelly after factory reset

I am having the very-well known problem where com.android.phone keeps crashing all the time. I have done a factory reset and the problem had immediate effect just after the 1st reboot. So, we can ...
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Samsung galaxy mini? pls help…about kies?

i installed kies software.But when i try to sync my photos and music into samsung galaxy mini,there is no option called multimedia under sync.what should i do?
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2answers
951 views

Why does charging leads to battery losing charge at times

I have a LG Optimus S Android on Gingerbread (The one on the cheaper side with least specs for an Android). I have found that when I use the USB charger connected to my computer, at times instead of ...
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1answer
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Services Google Play and Shop Google Play why both?

Why I do I have to have both Services Google Play and also Shop Google Play applications on my phone? They take quite a lot of memory space, which is quite small on my ZTE SKATE. I have an SD card ...
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1answer
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Is that possible to upgrade HTC wildfire s os? [duplicate]

Is that possible to update the HTC wildfire s OS from Gingerbread to some other higher versions.
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Laptop Stolen. How to retrieve the stored MAC address of my laptop from the Network logs of my Android Phone?

Background: I lost my laptop recently and I reported to the police authorities and they said they could help track it if I could give them the MAC address. Unfortunately, I don't remember the MAC ...
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1answer
745 views

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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2answers
109 views

Cursor positioning in SMS editor

I bought an Android phone (Philips w632) and I'm unhappy with the text editor used when I SMS because when I want to edit a letter in the middle of a word I need to keep tapping the letter until the ...
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1answer
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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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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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1answer
330 views

Google Now for GingerBread?

Is it possible to get Google Now on old phones ? It really sounds amazing.I would love to try it out :) I found this for ICS. - http://techzei.com/get-google-now-on-android-4-0-ice-cream-sandwich/
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1answer
309 views

How do I mount my phone?

I'm super puzzled because my phone used to just appear when I plugged it in. It doesn't anymore and The development options are definitely set to allow USB debugging. The phone is charging via USB but ...
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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
109 views

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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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 ...