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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I find a good bash terminal emulation for Android Gingerbread? [closed]

I want to install a bash terminal emulation on my factory Android Gingerbread mobile? Is this even possible without a rooted gingerbread? Where can I find a good bash terminal emulation? I need it for ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How to recover deleted contacts

I lost all my contacts while syncing email.Is there a way to recover these contacts. I checked on Google contacts in Gmail but its not there as I never synced my contacts. Not rooted and Android ...
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How do I root Android 2.3.3 on HTC Desire? [duplicate]

I just flashed my HTC Desire with the Android 2.3.3 upgrade from HTC developer website. But now when I try to root it using the Unrevoked (recovery reflash tool) version 3.32 which is what I used the ...
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android “market place” hangs on start up

I have Samsung Galaxy s2. After setting up a Google account on my phone and using android market for first time, it shows a notification about removing "market place" application and replace it with ...
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Rooting EPad MX1014

I have a E-Pad MX1014 (chinese tabcrap) and I am trying to access the system apps so I can uninstall Angry Birds off it. The Angry Birds it runs is an extremely old version and for some reason it ...
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How does the Android browser support Flash

I was just browsing with the "native" Android (v.2.3) browser and I noticed that it displays Flash animations. Well the quality is far away from perfect, but I don't have anything installed for Flash ...
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where can I find information about my phone by imei

where can I find information about my phone by imei? I want to buy a second hand phone, but I heard that many are declared stolen or lost and after you buy it, police will come and take it away. The ...
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Determine if the phone supports cover art image files and the right filename and format

My music library master is stored in my PC, and I sync to my phone on a regular basis. Most of my album covers are stored in separate image files inside the related album folder, whereas very few of ...
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How to prevent caching of music in Gingerbread?

I'm using android 2.3.6. It automatically caches all the music that I add. This kind of annoys me because every time I delete a song the name of the song still appears in the music list. Therefore ...
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Can't use Google Account on Android 2.3

I have an LG Phoenix with Android 2.3 and I just recently did a factory reset, and now when I go to add my Google account, it won't let me add it. After I entered in my username (...@outlook.com) and ...
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CWM Recovery mode menu does not show up, stucks at red screen

I have Karbonn A5+ phone. I did not find any tuts online tailor made for this model A5"+"', though I found very great resource for Karbonn A5, which I presumed that must be same as A5+ but just with ...
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IMEI mismatch error on restoring nandroid backup from another device(same model)

I use a Micromax A52 ... I have Gingerbread Custom Rom on it... what i want to do is backup my rom and restore it on another Micromax A52... so the models are same...vesrsions are same too... but ...
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How to gain S-OFF on HTC Salsa

I want to root my HTC Salsa phone. According to this link I need to gain S-OFF on my Mobile. There is nice article to gain S-OFF. But my Question: Is there an alternative way, without using any ...
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Is SD card damaged

I bought 32GB SanDisk class 10/UHS1 SD card from Flipkart.com Many times it fails to load all apps from SD card and many time it simply says in notifications "Damaged SD card", or suddenly notifies ...
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Android phone does not know its location despite all the sensors being turned on

We are facing a very strange problem while fetching device location in Android 2.3 handset. Google Map does not show proper location too. I have turned on Gps, mobile data and agreed to Google terms ...