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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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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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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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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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Issue after upgrading from 2.3 to 4.1.2

Just upgraded the operating system on a Galaxy S II from 2.3 to 4.1.2. After upgrading we are unable to update any apps because it says the phone is too low on memory. When I look at the storage ...
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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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How big is Gingerbread 2.3.5 on internal 8GB memory?

How much space does the Gingerbread version 2.3.5 occupy on the internal memory drive ? I've bought the Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0 and it promised 8GB, when I checked the size it said 5GB and only ...
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Is it possible to Install cyanogenmod on Galaxy S2

I have galaxy S2 which I bought two years and still is in its Prime Condition with no scratches or smudges at all. So Im planning to install New Version of Android OS on it. I like cyanogenmod So I ...
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Nothing is working after updating Android 2.3 to Android 4.1

I have Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos S-6802 (originally Android 2.3). I followed the steps described here to update it. In short, I installed ClockworkMod and then JellyBlastGenED.signed in my phone. After ...
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How to move App Data from rooted Gingerbread to unrooted KitKat?

I want to move App Data of some apps from my rooted Galaxy S (Gingerbread 2.3.5) to unrooted Nexus 7 G1 (KitKat 4.4.2) & I don't want to root my Nexus 7. So, Titanium Backup restore on Nexus 7 ...
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How can I find out what causes “Android OS” to consume battery?

The issue is that I see a high percentage on the "Android OS" item in the Battery Usage, and I want to find out what is causing it. But let me say that I'm interested in diagnostics techniques and ...
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My device doesn't react to touches while connected via USB

My device is Samsung Galaxy ace 5830 and I want to upgrade it from Android 2.3.4 to 4. But the problem, when I connect it to PC with a USB connection, it doesn't react to touches so I can't unlock it ...
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Getting my OS back after flashing CWM [closed]

I don't understand this CWM deal. People on forums are talking about it like it is some additional software, but after I flashed it to my phone (using Heimdall) I cannot boot my OS anymore. Did it ...
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Check network availability using phone's modem (low level)

I am trying to find network availability using my phone's GSM modem. Last night I had almost done it using following procedure with adb shell connecting phone with Ubuntu laptop. Terminal 1 ./adb ...
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Huawei Ascend Y 200 Gingerbread 2.3.6 does not recognize MP3 files in my music folder

Device: Huawei Ascend Y 200 Android: Gingerbread 2.3.6, not rooted. On my SD card, there is a folder called Audio which includes MP3 files (with English and Hindi Sub Folders). There are 134 music ...
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Android low on space

I know this question is quite common, but nothing I've read so far really helped me. I have a Samsung Galaxy Mini, and had a similar problem with the stock ROM. For some other reasons, I've rooted it ...
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Where does Android store clipboard data?

Where does Android store clipboard data? I have a rooted Android phone. Where are clipboard files stored? I can find that in a rooted Samsung device at /data/Clipboard, but am not able to find in ...
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Infinite Reboot Loop

I have a HTC EVO 4G (aka Supersonic) running Android 2.3.5 (aka Gingerbread) and last night I turned it off because it was running low on power. I connected it to the charger before going to bed and ...
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Shortcut of end the call

This might seem a foolish question but I'm facing this basic issue on my Samsung Galaxy Y Duos (android 2.3.6). This is my first Androide device and using it only since a week and a basic issue is ...
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Tasker: Voice response to phone calls

I was wondering whether it would be possible to use Tasker to answer a phone call and then say something to the caller (either through TTS or sound file) and then hang up? Would something like that be ...
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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 to root Galaxy SL GT i9003 for DDLF2

I am running official Samsung ROM build version 2.6.3 DDLF2. I wish to root it for reverse tethering and few other utilities. Need a trusted link for rooting tutorial or a rooting package for the ...
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Unable to tether in different areas

I can usually connect to the internet by tethering my LG 990 2.3 to my prepaid Vodaphone. I just spent 4 days interstate with no problems. I am now in a new location getting a strong Wi-Fi ...
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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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How to find out if my mobile data is working or defective?

I installed CyanogenMod 7.2 stable on my Samsung Galaxy Ace before, but it seems mobile data wasn't working. I decided to download the latest nightly build (2013-03-01) but still the mobile data ...
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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 save all contacts to Google with a broken SD card?

Today my SD Card broke. I do not have a replacement. I have some important contacts on my phone which were not synchronized with Google. Before formatting the sdcard (as a last restort to see if I do ...
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Terminal not showing any output?

I have succesfully root and unroot my device but my terminal doesn't show any output only error messages of missing command. I'm also unable to re-root my device. I copied psneuter to /data/local/tmp ...
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Keypad not working very often

Phone: Samsung Galaxy S i9003 Android: 2.3.6 (Gingerbread) All of a sudden, the keypad stops working and after sometime it works just fine. When I try to type, I get the tapping sound. Letters ...
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How to install custom firmware on HTC Desire A8181?

I have an HTC Desire A8181 with Android 2.3.3, browser version WebKit/533.1. I want to install new custom firmware on my phone. How can I do this? What tools do I need?
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Reactivating a Phone Without Service

I recently got an old HTC Droid Incredible 2 with Verizon, that doesn't have service anymore. I wanted to give the phone a "clean slate" so I did a factory reset. However, when I booted it up again, ...
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How can I update my Samsung S5302 from 2.3.6 to 4.0

Device: Samsung S5302 Somebody gave me a link to upgrade my Gingerbread phone - from 2.3.6 to 4.0. I heard that some features won't work in my phone like GPS, dual SIM, and camera. How do I upgrade ...
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How much internal memory after updating HTC Desire to official Gingerbread?

I'm very tempted to upgrade my Desire to official 2.3.3, but I was wondering if I'd lose internal memory in doing this. I didn't find any info on the Internet, so I would like to ask that to someone ...
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Shark for Root not working

I am pretty much new to the packet sniffing. I found some application for the same Shark for root. I have rooted my phone for the application and I tried logging the packets being transferred from my ...
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Will a “standard” “Made for iPhone” headset's remote control button work with a Samsung Galaxy Mini S5570?

Running either latest stock Gingerbread or custom CyanogenMod Jelly Bean? By will the button work I mean either by the operating system or by a 3rd party app from our nice selection: See Izzy's ...