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How to root my new Galaxy SII

I just bought my Galaxy SII. Can anyone here tell me how to root my phone with Lite'Ning? Baseband:I9100GDZKH5 Kernel: 2.6.35.7 root@DELL81 #2 Build: GINGERBREAD.JPKH8
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How can I prevent the battery in my Nexus S from draining overnight?

I have a Google Nexus S and for the past 2-3 days whenever I go to sleep the battery drains completely overnight. I mean when I go to bed the charge on my phone is plus 90% but for the past 2 days ...
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Is there any known memory leak in Gingerbread 2.3.3 fixed by occasional reboot? Related to battery usage?

I notice that when I reboot my Samsung Captivate, it runs smoothly for about 2 or 3 days. After that, I notice that there is a lot more lag with various apps, and the launcher screen is more likely ...
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Battery usage problem in Android 2.3.6

Since the update to Gingerbread the battery of my phone has the half duration than with the 2.3.4 version. The "Battery Usage" in settings don't show anything abnormal. Anybody have the same ...
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Why is “search application provider” eating 90% of my Android CPU?

According to the "OS Monitor" app, the core "search application provider" is eating most of the CPU on my HTC Incredible S. There are multiple log messages with the following error : "Failed ...
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all android devices on my LAN can ONLY connect to the gateway

I have a phone running 2.3 and a tablet running 3.1 on the wireles network along with a bunch of computers. I have a bit of a networking mistery. Here are the facts: all the devices can get the ...
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Will fastboot not proceed with flashing if battery level is below certain percentage?

I'm trying to re-install Clockwork recovery mod (tl;dr: Android 2.3.1+ will reinstall stock recovery on every boot if it's not present). I had installed it successfully yesterday, but today it does ...
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Can't surf from PC when using Android as hotspot

I turned on mobile data and hotspot in my Samsung Galaxy Ace (On a Philippine carrier called "Globe"). I can surf websites just fine directly on Android. Now, I connect my PC to Android's hotspot, it ...
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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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Android browser not able to access router's settings page

I can access the router's settings page via 192.168.1.1 with my PC but not with my android device. What can be the reason? My device: Android gingerbread with stock browser. Also tried with other ...
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Google Play app hangs during updates

I have Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman with android 2.3.4. Recently, every time I try to update my apps over WiFi, the updates get stuck and I have to cancel that particular update to proceed. Now, ...
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My phone crashes while charging

My phone sometimes shuts down without a reason or warning. It often happens while it's charging. I'm not positive charging is an absolute requirement for this to happen, but I only remember it ...
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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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Is it possible to handle cell phone calls through a Samsung Galaxy Player?

I currently have a Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 running Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread. I was wondering if there was anyway to sync my cell phone to it via Bluetooth and then handle all of my calls and texts ...
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Use android 2.3 as a wireless Mass Storage middle man

Context: I would like to use an old phone as a USB Mass storage device/slave, but read/writes to a Network share. So I can attach it to the Kitchen TV and direct it to a windows/linux directory. ...
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Karbonn A9 is not generating thumbnails

My friend has bought a Karbonn A9 phone one month ago and it has a little problem now. It has 16GB memory card and it is not generating thumbnails in the stock gallery very well. If I open a folder to ...
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Google Maps disable prefetcher service

I have a Motorola Cliq, running Cyanogenmod 7.2. I've cached my local area as an offline map and would like to disable or stop the PrefetcherService that sol runs all the time on wifi. I can't find an ...
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GPRS/Data only starts after reset

I have Karbonn A9, Android 2.3.6. The GPRS/Data does not switch on occasionally, but once I reboot the phone I can start it. After deactivating GPRS/Data I have to reboot the phone get either data or ...
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HSDPA/3G not working and Power off when plugged to charger

I am not sure whether anyone has this issue before. My phone is: Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830. From today morning onwards, 3G or HSDPA not working in my phone. When I plugged the phone to the charger ...
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Marking an e-mail as unread pops a “new email” notification

My wife and I both have Samsung Galaxy S2 phones, and use the GMail app for reading and writing emails. In that app, when I mark a read mail as "unread", it throws me back into the previous screen ...
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How do I enable Umlauts on “Phone Keypad”-style keyboard?

First of all, I know long pressing on a char like 'a' gives me choices e.g. 'aä..' so the special char (umlaut) 'ä' can be selected. But this works only for me for the "international"-style keyboard ...
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Can I remove all these garbage apps without rooting the phone? [duplicate]

I just got a Samsung Galaxy 2 from Docomo in Japan. The only thing I don't like about it is that it came with about a million pre-installed apps, 99% of which are just garbage that clutter my ...
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How to disable desktop scroll wrap?

Samsung Galaxy Ace 2. Let's say I have 3 desktops, I can scroll from 1 to 2, from 2 to 3 and... from 3 to 1. The last one is undesired by me, so how I can disable this effect?
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Change maximum number of notification icons?

My phone shows only three app notification icons in the status bar at most, but there is space for six (most of the time). How can I increase/change the maximum number of notifications shown at once? ...
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How to use “street view” in Google maps on Xperia Mini ST15i?

I'm unable to switch to the street view when using the Google maps on my android phone. I updated the Google maps to the latest version and also the street view but unable still though. I turned off ...
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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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Gingerbread with ext4: will it burn my flash?

2.3 Gingerbread will use ext4 instead of YAFFS. My question is: YAFFS is for flash based filesystem, but ext4 is not. Will it lead to premature death of the device due to wear leveling?
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Why can't apps connect to the internet?

Running on both WiFi and mobile connection, the browser can connect to the internet ok but apps can not connect. What can cause this? Samsung Galaxy S
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What's the standard font called that comes on droid x running 2.3?

What font ships with the droid x on 2.3? Is the same font used across all android devices running 2.3?
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Will a shutdown Android phone wake me up (like feature phones do)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does the alarm work when my phone is turned off? I have three devices with Android and I just wanna one of them alarming when turned off. I turn off my devices to do ...
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Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc randomly reboots

I realise this might be a repeat question, or discussed at length in some related posts, please don't hesitate to discipline me if I'm being redundant. I just really want to know not only if anyone ...
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Logging in with a non-gmail account

I got here an ePad running Android 2.3 and I want to set up Market on it for its owner. He doesn't have a Gmail account, neither he wants one. I have just made a Google account that is associated with ...
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Can I still get caller ID in Gingerbread without having it as a service from my provider?

In Gingerbread, Settings > Call settings > Additional settings > Caller ID, there are 3 options available: Network default Hide number Show number I'm currently paying $5 a month to get caller id. ...
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Does updating to 2.3 fix Galaxy S' lag issue?

As title. The lag issue I am talking about is the notorious "RFS lag" as explained here, and is also refered to here and here
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How do I migrate from one SD card to another one? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I switch my Android device's SD card without causing problems? I just moved to Android from iOS. My new droid is Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V which came with a ...
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Installing Android Market/Google Play on non-rooted Kindle Fire

Is there a way to install either the Android Market or Google Play on a Kindle Fire (Android 2.3 and Kindle version 6.3.1) without first rooting it? I have access to a Windows 7 computer with Admin ...
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Install Ginger Yoshi 1.4 on HTC Magic 32a, which radio do I need?

My HTC Magic 32a is actually running CyanogenMod 6.1 and I'd like to switch to latest GingerYoshi 1.4 with GingerBread. I have SPL 1.33.2010 radio 3.22.20.17 The reason I want to change is because ...
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News features from 2.2 to 2.3 version of Android [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's new in Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)? Which new changes/features are present on the 2.3 from 2.2 version of Android?
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Samsung Galaxy Note Quadrant results decrease after every offical update

I have got a Samsung Galaxy Note with stock rom. I occasionally make Quadrant test to measure the performance of the device. Device came with 2.3.6 rom and I measured 3677 points. After I upgraded to ...
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How much user-available memory do you need?

How much user-available memory is needed in an android phone that runs Gingerbread and is likely to be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich in order to be able to install and work with a reasonable number ...
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contacts storage on android 2.3.5

Is there a way to have access to the file/s that list the contact details on an Android 2.3.5 phone? My contacts storage is growing up to many MBs, and I would like to be able to delete some of these ...
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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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Save more then 200 SMS per contact on 2.3?

I've noticed that my Samsung Galaxy Gio (Android 2.3) saves only 200 SMS per contact. Is there any way to save more?
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CyanogenMod install failed on Samsung Galaxy S II, phone now shows boot screen and then a black screen

I was trying to install CyanogenMod on my un-rooted Samsung Galaxy S II using this installer. I installed the app on the phone and the PC; downloaded the data for the program; plugged the phone ...
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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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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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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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Connection Time Out error while accessing Google Play Store in Samsung I9070 Galaxy S advance

I have bought a Samsung I9070 Galaxy S advance. Whenever I enter Play Store (Google Play Store Version 3.4.7), it displays waiting sign and then Connection Time Out Error is shown. I use mobile data ...
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Why do I get phone storage is getting low when I've un-installed almost all apps?

I keep getting "phone storage is getting low" constantly even though I've removed almost all the apps I've installed. Is there a way to look in the phone storage to see what are the contents? Google ...
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Enable/Disable automatic SD card installations in android phone

i don't know why, but in recent 3 day, my memory card goes crazy! and sometimes (3 times in a day) notify me : "damaged memory card, do you want to format it?"and when i format sd card, some ...