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When will my device get the Android 4.0 update (Ice Cream Sandwich)?

Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) was officially announced on October 19, 2011. (You can review the high level SDK changes in Android 4.0 or the official changelog at the official Android Developer's ...
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0 ram free on ICS

I'm new to the ICS os, coming from Gingerbread from another phone. The phone's quite nice and fast when I first used it, but just this morning it started exhibiting weird actions. Camera360 doesn't ...
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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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Better way to connect Galaxy Nexus (ICS) to Linux

I can connect my Galaxy Nexus to my Kubuntu machine using the PTP protocol, but it's really slow. I've read this interview about why Galaxy Nexus doesn't support USB Mass storage, and I've gone to ...
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Turning off cell broadcast messages in Ice Cream Sandwich

The phone is a stock HTC One X. The settings menu does not include a checkbox to enable/disable CB messages. They just keep popping up. Update: Halfer already gave the link to the wikipedia article ...
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What actually happens when you swipe an app out of the recent apps list?

The recent apps list in Ice Cream Sandwich added the ability to swipe apps out of the list, thereby dismissing them permanently (and as far as I know this is a vanilla function, not a CM/custom ROM ...
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How can I make my Samsung Galaxy Nexus volume go louder than what stock allows?

I find the media volume to not be very loud on my Samsung Galaxy Nexus and would like to somehow "boost" it beyond what stock Android allows. My phone is rooted and is running Ice Cream Sandwich ...
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Restore deleted photos

I accidentally deleted the entire "downloaded" album full of pictures from my Samsung Galaxy S2 (SPH-D710) and am trying to use a recovery program I downloaded. My phone will not show up as a ...
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Enabling AdHoc Networking on ICS to Connect to AdHoc Devices

I'm looking for a way to connect my Galaxy Nexus (Android 4.0.x) to my laptop via adhoc wifi. (The laptop will act as my wireless NAS.) The WiFi Ad Hoc enabler for Android does not work on the Galaxy ...
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Contacts with and without international extensions

I'm in the UK. My Nexus S received its update to 4.0.4 yesterday, and I now have the following problem. If I have a contact with (say) the number 07123456789 and I receive a text from this contact, ...
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How do you disable system apps in Android 4.x.x (and up)?

I heard you can "freeze" or "disable" apps starting in Android 4.0 without rooting. How do you do it?
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How can I send a file wirelessly without bluetooth or a Wi-Fi network in ICS?

I know that one of the new features is WiFi-direct for ICS (noted at the very bottom of the page in the link). Is there a way to leverage this new feature to transmit files from one ICS device to ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 - after AT&T over the wire update - google search doesn't find installed apps

I just purchased a Galaxy S III from AT&T, and only after a few days, I got a pushed, forced update from AT&T (not stating what it does, just "AT&T Software update" version: "V3_1205_2_2") ...
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How to unlock device when I forgot my password?

I've read Recovering from forgotten lock pattern which states that there is an option to disable the lock using my Google account information. However I did not noticed such an option when I entered ...
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Use existing contact for “Me” in Ice Cream Sandwich

My Nexus S has just been updated to Ice Cream Sandwich, and I notice that in contacts there is a new space for "me". Is there a way to assign the existing ordinary contact for me (a contact with my ...
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Connecting to VPN forces having secure screen lock [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Transformer Prime, VPN and password protection I noticed that creating a VPN connection in ICS forces me to use a secure screen lock. I want to have Slide method for my ...
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What kind of app optimization does Ice Cream Sandwich do at the first reboot?

I received from my phone carrier, Vodafone IT, the official OTA Google update to Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4 on my Nexus S. When automatically rebooting for the first time after the update, the ...
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How can I reduce screen brightness below the minimum without an app?

I have an Optimus Elite, and it has a minimum brightness setting. In certain apps, I can reduce the brightness below the safe minimum, but when I leave the app, the brightness is increased to the ...
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How to find the unboxing date of an Android device?

When trying to buy a used phone is there any way to check how long this phone is in use? or the date when this phone is turned on first time? or time of un-boxing? or time of first usage? Someone ...
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On it's own, my Verizon Droid Razr (recently with ICS), went into debug mode. How do I get it out of debug mode?

This evening I took my phone out of my pocket and the screen was on and it was in debug mode. I assume it is debug mode - there is a column of text right justified near the top of the screen that ...
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Clear Application Cache on ICS

I want to clear a specific system application's cache — Calendar & Calendar Storage. How do I do it in ICS? I've stopped the running app: but cannot find the Clear data / Clear cache ...
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Revert Android Update 4.0 to 3.0/3.2

Is it possible to downgrade from Android version 4.0(ICS) to 3.0(Honeycomb) after upgrading to ICS? Can any one help me.
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How to move Applications from phone to SD Card?

I have recently purchased Sony Xperia Tipo Dual phone, I couldn't find to move the apps to SD card. We can able to move the Apps from phone standard memory to Phone Internal Memory. Can any one give ...
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I've deleted Google Play Store. How can I reinstall it?

I've been having an issue with my apps where an error "Package file is invalid" keeps appearing. I read a tutorial somewhere which told me to "uninstall updates" for the Google Play Store application. ...
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How to move application to SD card in samsung galaxy s duos

How to move application to SD card in samsung galaxy s duos. I have tried some application from Google Play but did not succeed. Plz help me
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Change own phone number in ICS

I've change the SIM in my Galaxy-Nexus-S. Under Settings -> About phone -> Status there still is the old phone number and I cannot manage to change it. I've seen this answer which is outdated. ...
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Undo Android 4.0 (aka Ice Cream Sandwich) Full Disk Encryption

Just upgraded my Nexus S to Android 4 aka Ice Cream Sandwich. Was looking through all the new features, and decided to enable encryption, which worked (and is working) just fine. Now I'm wondering if ...
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Where is “Stay Awake” option in Ice Cream Sandwich on the Galaxy S3?

I just upgraded to the Samsung Galaxy S III (Ice Cream Sandwich) from the Motorola Droid Bionic (Gingerbread). On my Bionic, there was a "Stay Awake" check box that made it so my "Screen will never ...
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How can I get a random image on my lockscreen?

Could you recommend me a simple solution to set a random image for my lockscreen? I have the stock Samsung launcher, stock ICS rom and I don't want to install any custom launcher. I'm just looking ...
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How to change a default application in Ice Cream Sandwich?

I used the ADWLauncher EX by default while having Gingerbread 2.3.6. Today I have manually updated my Nexus S to Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3, and I wanted to give the new default launcher a shot, but I ...
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Why can't the su binary simply be copied (techical response please)

I have rooted several Samsung devices and the underlying "goal" so to speak seems to be to get the su binary in /system/xbinand install Superuser.apk. My question is why does one have to jump through ...
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“Show only contacts with phone number” - Filter missing in Android 4

The stock contacts app of Android 2.3. (and older versions) had a filter that displays only contacts with a phone number, accessible under Menu -> Display Options -> Only contacts with phones. ...
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ICS and support for gamepad/controller devices

I own an Asus Transformer TF101 and finally the official upgrade to ICS has been released. I remember some ICS video previews where they said that ICS would have native support for ...
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How to root the Xperia Mini ST15i

I searched it a while and found some articles regarding Xperia Mini X10 also on XDA but I couldn't understand them easily. So I want help from you geeks who can give me the lighted way with simple ...
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Can I set up Wi-Fi and USB tethering on the Galaxy Nexus without rooting it?

I am about to buy the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and I need to tether with the following connections USB to my Windows PC Wi-Fi with my Mac, iPad or iPhone (to download apps over 20MB) I will be using ...
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J2ME emulator that works for ICS?

Is there any J2ME emulator like JBed for ICS? I've found a ton of tutorials like this but as far as I know, all of them are exclusively for Gingerbread and below. P.S. I already tried J2ME Runner ...
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Is there currently an easy way to root Sony Xperia S with stock ICS 4.0.4 ROM?

I'm looking for an easy way, which doesn't need Unlocking bootloader or flashing Roms, just like root solution for SE 2011 devices (one click). It's because I currently use my Xperia S for development ...
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How to recover lost contacts from samsung galaxy s3

I was closing all my unused running programs on my galaxy S3, and suddenly closed the contacts app. When I checked my contacts afterwards they were all gone. But when I checked my call logs, the ...
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How do I disable the on screen keyboard? I have a USB keyboard attached

I have a ZeniThink C91 using Ice Cream. I also have a case that has a USB keyboard. How do i disable the android Keyboard so only the USB keyboard is active? Ice Cream 4.0
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Does Chrome Mobile on ICS support extensions?

I saw Google just released the beta for a mobile Chrome browser. They say they brought all the features over from the full browser, or at least they want to. Does anyone have an ICS device with the ...
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How do I add another keyboard layout to my ICS phone?

I speak English as my first language, but I also am fluent in French and I'd like to occasionally write in French on my Android phone. I have ICS, and whilst I can easily change my language to French, ...
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Adding web shortcuts with icons similar to chrome's new tab thumbnails

I have a Droid RAZR MAXX, and there are a few shortcuts to web pages on the screen. They have been there since before the phone got ICS. Under GB one could long tap the screen, add a shortcut, and ...
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phone mounts as media device not usb storage

My Samsung Galaxy SII used to mount normally as a USB drive in Ubuntu until the 4.0.3 upgrade. Now the only two options are: connect as Media Device (MTP) connect as Camera (PTP) neither of the ...
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How exactly does operating system update work on Android devices?

Today I have received my first Android device, to be more precise a GOClever Tab A102.2 tablet. I have noticed that it runs as operating system Android 4.0.4 so I though why not update it since the ...
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How do I turn on flashmode in Sony Ericsson Ray?

How do I turn on flashmode in sony xperia ray? I am doing what is said in forum the flash tool says I am in Fastboot mode not in flash mode.
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How can I do factory reset on Samsung Galaxy 10.1 Tab?

After more evidence of my son breaking into my tablet (darned 11-year-old... going to be a true Social Engineer hacker, if I can't get through his thick head that he'll lose all computer ...
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How to install Android apps without having Google Play?

If you have Google Play application installed is very easy to find and install an application. But some devices seem not to have Google Play application installed. Maybe you can use Google Play in ...
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Audio turns back on randomly in ICS [closed]

My Samsung Galaxy S 2 (4.0.3) turns audio back on without notice. I turn the silent/vibrate mode of the system on and it resets it, with no specific time. It just randomly turns the audio back on. Why ...
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Upgrade Samsung Galaxy II to Android 4.0?

Is it possible to upgrade Samsung Galaxy SII's Android 2.3 to Android 4.0? If yes, how do I do it?
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Tethering Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (GT-P3110) via Nokia E71

I have a data plan on my Nokia E71 phone, and I would like to share it for my brand new Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (GT-P3110) which has no 3G. Bluetooth would be fine as would creating a WiFi hotspot, ...