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HTC G2 sudden data failure, repeated connection attempts

I've had a HTC G2 with t-mobile for about 3 years now with Android 2.3.4 (never rooted). Yesterday the phone suddenly lost the ability to connect data networks. The data connection icon appears for a ...
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Personal data (contacts, sms, phone logs, settings, etc) gone after moving apps to a new microSD

I've just bought a 16gb Sandisk microSD and I moved some apps to that by using the functionality available under Settings > Applications > Manage Applications. I went through the list and I ...
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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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call reject with message on GT-S5300

my GT-S5300 has Gingerbread 2.3.6. Is there any way to upgrade or change this so that I can reject calls with a message / block calls in the same way that the bigger Galaxy (like the S III) can? Apps ...
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Why does android ignore my etc/hosts change in the browser?

I've remounted /sys as rw, added one entry to etc/hosts (e.g. 10.0.0.1 x.com www.x.com) and rebooted my device. After rebooting, if I check etc/hosts, the entry is fine. If I ping x.com, it pings the ...
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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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Why I am unable to check balance on BSNL Mobile in Android Phone?

I have just ported my Tata Docomo number into BSNL Mobile and it is working good. But I am not able to check my balance and recharge top up coupons because USSD code that we run, like *123#, are not ...
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In what language is Gingerbread OS written?

Are all versions of Android written in the same language or in different languages?
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How to reboot an android device?

Unfortunately, the power button doesn't work and I'm not able to power off the device. The only way, is physically pull out the battery, but if I'll do so, I wont be able to power it on again. The ...
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Force Google Maps to save cached maps on SD card

I am downloading a large number of map areas in Google Map for offline use. It appears that, by default, Google Map writes its cache to my phone's relatively scarce internal memory. Is there a way to ...
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Malware has corrupted SD card

I have android phone with SD card. Malware has moved all files to other folder. Then I copied it to previous place. But now it doesn't show applications placed in menu. It shows it in settings. What ...
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Facebook and Office suite preinstalled on new Gingerbread device?

I just bought a Gingerbread phone and I was surprised to find Facebook and Office Suite already installed. Do these apps come preinstalled on Gingerbread as on my previous android which was a older ...
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Cannot make calls in Microsoft Lync 2010 app

Device: Sony X10a Android: 2.3.3 Can the Microsoft Lync 2010 app on the play store make calls? I can login to my office365 lync account and send messages, but the phone icon is greyed out. Is voice ...
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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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Communicating with micro USB to Ethernet

I am trying to communicate with an ethernet enabled devices from my Android phone. My phone has Android 2.3.6 and the device I am trying to communicate with has a mini web server running on it. The ...
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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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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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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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Unable to use Samsung Galaxy Y because of constant “Application has stopped Unexpectedly” messages

I have a Samsung Galaxy Y running on Android and I am no longer able to use it. Every time I switch on the phone I get messages like: The application Samsung Home (process.sec.....) has stopped ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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running apps on WiFi with proxy or alternate to ad-hoc network between laptop and phone?

My home WiFi runs behind a proxy. When I connect to it from my Samsung Galaxy S with android 2.3.3, after entering the proxy and port number in the settings, I am able to run only the browser(not any ...
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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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How to change the frequency of Google Play update checks?

Every day I get a notification on my Inc2 that there are app updates available in the market. Is there a way to change the frequency of these update checks? I see no reason to be prompted to update ...
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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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How can I update my Galaxy Tab to 2.3?

I bought a Samsung Galaxy Tab which has Android 2.2. I want to upgrade it to 2.3 but I don’t know how. I searched to find out a way to do so, but I couldn't find anything.
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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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keep screen from dimming down when running certain app?

My 2.3.5 Android phone is set up to dim down the brightness after 30 seconds of inactivity, and shut off and lock the screen after another 30 seconds. After that, I need to unlock the screen to regain ...
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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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How can I turn off the “allow automatic updating” for **all** apps?

Recently Google started to check the “allow automatic updating” for their apps without being asked, which I hate. I have to deactivate it for each app separately. But more importantly this pushed ...
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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?