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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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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 ...
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Disable Backup Service in Android Emulator

I'm trying to replace sms and contacts database on Android emulator with some other (extracted from other phone). I've already succesfully pushed files into emulator (using adb push), but I have to ...
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How can i go direct into signing for gmail without touching the screen on my G1 Tmobile?

After downgrading my G1 T mobile to RC8, i am stuck at the point where is says "touch the android to begin" this is because touch screen does not work (it has a crack) my question is that: How can i ...
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CWM Superuser on HTC Droid Incredible

I am trying to install ClockworkMod's Superuser on an HTC Droid Incredible running an older leaked Gingerbread build from Verizon labled TMartin GingerInc. I keep getting the following error:There was ...
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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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How to Root LG Optimus Slider VM701?

I tried Gingerbreak.apk also connecting via usb to my laptop, downloaded LG drivers, then LG Esteem Root file, but upon running the excute/Run file it says "Press Enter to begin Root"; then it says ...
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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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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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Factory reset without accessing phone settings

I have a Micromax A35 Android(2.3.5) phone which has been locked by repeated wrong attempts of the pattern lock. Now the display screen asks me to enter my Google account username and password, but ...
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Disable notification sounds for email

Is it possible to disable the notification sound for emails while still keeping the notification light and status bar notification? I'm interested in this setting for a Motorola Photon (Gingerbread). ...
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Upgrade Galaxy S Advance from 2.3 to 4.1 [duplicate]

I have the Samsung Galaxy S Advance which is currently running Android version 2.3, can I upgrade it to Android 4.1? I googled and found this It is telling that I need a rooted phone. What does this ...
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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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can't remove persistent android widget (accuweather.com)

I am facing an annoying problem due to the widget called "accuweather.com". It pops up while I'm using applications on my phone (Samsung galaxy s2 with gingerbread 2.3.5). I can't uninstall it because ...
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Updating Unsuccessful, but Phone memory reduced

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830i rooted smartphone. I tried to update to the latest firmware update by the default update option in setting menu and it started downloading update file of 26MB. Now ...
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How do I enable the character count when typing an sms?

I have a Sony Xperia U with Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread. I don't know exactly if the SMS composer is Android's or belongs to Sony's launcher, so I don't know if the question applies to all Gingerbread ...
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Where are the developer options? Android 2.3.6, SGH-T679

Samsung Galaxy Exhibit 4G SGH-T679 Android 2.3.6. I do not see the developer tools anywhere in the Settings menu. Is there something special needed to get it to show up?
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Lower Menu shortcuts disappeared

I use a Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 model phone with latest version of Gingerbread on it. I recently started to experience this problem. The shortcut menus on the lower bar have some how disappeared. ...
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Some apps closing, crashing, some not starting, flashing [duplicate]

I can very well see in the Settings > Applications > Manage Applications screen that internal memory (ummm I think thats the ROM) of my phone is almost filled up. Although I can see in Running ...
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How to revert Samsung Galaxy Mini S5570 to stock Gingerbread?

Here's the situation: I got this Samsung Galaxy Mini as a gift - my first smartphone - but with this obscured operating system called [DEV][WIP][ROM][UNOFFICIAL] Android 4.2.2 CM10.1 - Nightly ...
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Why my sdcard suddenly re-mount when phone in use to play game, watch movie or idle?

I'm still newbie to android, I'm a little confused whether my android phone fine or damaged, or my sdcard is broken, because when I use the phone to play games, watch movies, or is in the idle ...
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Does Galaxy Mini S5570 support ICS?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Mini S5570 running Android 2.3.6 (Gingerbread). I know that the official support for Galaxy Mini ends here. But I have come across tutorials for upgrading from Gingerbread to ...