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Applications: Rollback latest update

I updated Winamp today from the market and now I'm having troubles playing shoutcast stations and some mp3's. Is it possible to rollback only the update I installed this morning? or am I out of luck?
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Are Android 2.2 applications compatible with Android 3.0 and 3.1?

Are apps built for Android 2.2 compatible with Android 3.0 and 3.1?
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Application to switch among multiple running applications

I have Samsung galaxy ace with android 2.2 mobile. Is there any way or any application so i can run many applications simultaneously and i can switch among them? Why do i need this. When i surf ...
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How do I get my apps from device A to automatically install on device B when I sign in to my Google account?

I have heard that it is possible for apps to be automatically synced between Android devices so that when you sign in to another Android device with your Google account, your applications will ...
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Open source tasks app that syncs automatically with Google Tasks? [closed]

Now that there is an API for Google Tasks (tasks in Calendar), do you know a tasks app with the following features? Automatic sync with Google Tasks Open Source Works offline too. Minimalist (same ...
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Does anyone else have issues with Google Talk for Android always “losing connection to server”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I prevent Google Talk from disconnecting? I have a droid 2 running Android 2.2. Google talk always seems to have issues. I've re-formatted my phone and started ...
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Is there any sniffer aplication for Android 2.2?

Is there any network sniffer program for Android 2.2 similar to Wireshark for Windows?
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Text editor that supports italic text and tab indenting, via keyboard shortcuts [closed]

Background: I've just become to proud new owner of an Asus TF101 honeycomb tablet, which has a nice hardware keyboard attached to it. I do a lot of writing, and cannot find a text editing app which ...
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different way of securing applications

In my phone instead of unlocking screen by providing "symbol", I'd like the phone to unlock to most of my applications without the "symbol". But for selected important applications (eg. gmail) I'd ...
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Are there alternative ways of downloading free applications from Android Market?

I can't download applications from the Android Market very well. The most common problem is that it sends an HTTP request and the remote server replies, but no data follows: the TCP connection just ...
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Benchmark application for Android?

There is any application to measure and publish benchmark results from Android devices?
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Suddenly can't find several apps in Market

So I've been using several apps for a while now, and all of the sudden, I can't seem to find them in the Market anymore. If I look on the "My downloads" page in the Market, it does show as installed, ...
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How can I export a list of currently installed applications to a file?

When switching between ROMs, I've found it helpful to have a list of the applications that I had installed before wiping and flashing the new ROM. Is there a way to export such a list to a file so I ...
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Do apps that claim to increase SD card performance really work? Strain on card?

I was recommended an app today that supposedly increases the r/w cache on the SD card. By default it's set to 128kb. I'd imagine this works in a similar fashion to a BufferedReader (in java). My ...
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How secure are the “app password protection” apps?

I know there are a number of apps available that can password protect specified apps. I want to know how secure they really are. As far as I know, there aren't any exposed OS hooks in android to ...
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How can I fix Xperia x10i application crashes under CyanogenMOD 6?

I have a lot of issues with my Xperia x10i: I get a lot of forced close of apps I don't have zoom in my camera nor flash light I don't have Mediascape nor Timescape and maybe other apps I don't know ...
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lock ES File Explorer or similar options

I want to lock ES file explorer, so that it can be opened after I put a password or pattern lock. Is it possible in ES file explorer? Is there any other file explorer that provides similar ...
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Reinstalling purchased apps on a new phone? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Move paid apps between devices? My contract is getting close to finishing so I'll be upgrading to a new Android phone and giving my old phone to a family member. When I ...
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How can I clear out unneeded files - like cache, tmp et al?

Are there any Bleachbit like software for Android? Software that cleanes all the tmp, cache, unneded files..
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What to do with 'duplicate' apps? (ie. HTC version and 'vanilla' version)

I was going through my app list today when I saw: Facebook Facebook for HTC Sense similarly, there are other "duplicate" apps like Peep & Twitter, Mail & Gmail, Calendar (red) ...
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I Want to Download ann App That is Free and is for android 1.6, i have android 2.1 and it says its not compatible [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are some Apps on the market incompatible with my device? Thats it. I Wanna Download This App ...
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How to root and what apps to use [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I root my device? I have an HTC Incredible 2. I would like to know how to remove the locked pre installed apps and what apps I need for longer battery life and to ...
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Com Error in Blip TV App for Optimum V Phone

Good afternoon, I am attempting to get the Android Blip application working for my phone, as of this moment it only works for the Samsung Viberant and I currently do not have that phone. Now though ...
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Map Image Overlay App

I want to take a picture of a trail map, then overlay it on google maps or somehow use it as a navigation image linked to GPS? I want to do this all on the phone, while i'm hiking/walking about and ...
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How does the Amazon Appstore verify its apps?

A few times after I've downloaded an app from the Amazon Appstore, I get an error pop-up similar to the following when opening the app: Amazon Appstore There was a problem verifying this ...
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Are there any apps for advanced Japanese learners? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I study or prepare myself for an exam with the help of my Android device? I passed JLPT2 a while ago and got an Android yesterday. Been looking for a Japanese ...
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Are there any apps that will shut phone down or sound alarm when phone leaves a certain range?

I need to make the phone available for all people in a building, for example. If someone were to try to walk outside of the building with the phone, the phone would shut down or a loud alarm would ...
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How to uninstall SuperManager

I installed the SuperManager app and every time I try to uninstall it it just stays there. Has anyone experienced that and found a solution?
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How can you tell whether you are running a official Android program or one modified by your phone maker?

So many times , in this forum , I see answers with descriptions of their phone, contacts or messaging application, with options, settings or feature I don't see on my Samsung Galaxy S. I presume that ...
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What's using my GPS?

On my Android phone (a Desire HD), the GPS indicator is currently on & flashing away. How can I find out which app is responsible for using the GPS? I have my suspicions but would like to know ...
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Why my app disappear at reboot?

When I reboot the phone, often, some of the apps a get generic icon and won't load anymore. A reinstall solves the problem but I'd rather not have to do that. Device is an Acer Liquid Metal with ...
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Is there a way to avoid disk space errors when batch updating apps (using 'Update All')?

This is related to the question 'Is there any way to force market to update and install apps one at a time?'. That question asks specifically if apps can be queued to update, rather than all run ...
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How come some apps can't be written to the SD card?

A question that has bugged me is why app developers (especially Google) do not allow apps to be written to the SD card. I understand there are a few that cannot; however, I think there are still ...
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How can you determine what programs you installed last?

Following my question about logs I wonder if there is a way to determine the last updates and applications which have been installed. Does Android keep a chronological list of installed programs and ...
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how to identify and change apps which are set as startup items

I am coming from Windows back-ground (never used Linux), and HTC Wildfire is my first Android phone. I can see that many app like Facebook for HTC Sense, Flickr, Footprints, Friend Stream, Gmail, ...
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How can I know the directories used by an application

I've been testing some dictionaries the last few days and right now I've my SDCard with plenty of directories with many MB of data that belongs to those dictionaries. How can I find out for a ...
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Is there a WhosHere-style (location-based) social networking chat app for Android? [closed]

I like the WhosHere app for Apple iPhone iOS. Is there a similar social networking/chat app that uses location / gps to find people to chat or network with for Android? Here's some more info on the ...
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Dial-by-name in Froyo?

I recently installed 2.2.2 (official update from my provider) on my Virgin Mobile Samsung Intercept. Among other changes, this ROM uses the stock UI instead of the Touch Wiz interface from Samsung. ...
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How can I find better quality video streams to my Android phone?

I'm looking for an app that will stream television and/or movies to my phone on 3G. I have a long commute and find that apps I've used (tv.com mainly) have poor selection or quality. Since Android ...
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Is there a way to erase my personal data without losing my apps?

I have an ADP1 running 2.2.1, and used it with my Google Account. I have to give it to a friend, and want to erase all my personal data viz. email, chat logs, photos in the gallery synced with picasa, ...
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Removing or blocking default Android apps

I have developed a software for a company, not for a personal use, and I need to block some app access on Android. I need to block the user from making calls, sending sms, using the Android Market, ...
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Can I uninstall built in apps? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I uninstall applications that are locked by phone vendor? Can I uninstall default applications that come with the Android OS? For eg:contacts,calendar,message.
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Questions about Samsung Galaxy S security applications

Hello I would like to know whether is it recommended to have some antiVirus+firewall application for this current phone? (I usually open email attachments for example) 1.Do these applications runs ...
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How to know app name by UID

I have found that UID=10058 using battery much in "battery history" How can I know app name by UID=10058
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Call blocking with spoken message?

Does anyone know of a call blocker that will let you create a voice message for blocked calls? What I want is to block calls from hidden numbers. This is almost always salespeople so I want to just ...
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Is it possible to write android application using Google Web Toolkit?

We are writing simple web application using GWT(Google Web Toolkit). Now we should have this application cloned on Android and iPhone. I don't know about the iPhone but may it is possible to have ...
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Is it possible to wipe the phone without uninstalling the apps?

I'm having problems with my Google account in my phone and because of that I want to remove it and add it again. When I try to do it, it tells me that I can't remove it unless I restore to factory ...
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How can you determine if installed programs have dependencies with other installed programs

Is it possible to see dependencies of programs with other programs ? I mean, program which must be installed for other programs to run. -- background of the question -- I installed a program a ...
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Why is it that many Android apps do not feature a true close application feature?

I was wondering why it seems many applications in the Android eco-system come without a true "close" feature? It seems "different(to be politically correct)" to have to manage if an application is ...
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Rooted Phone but still can't uninstall Apps

So I finally temp-rooted my HTC Desire HD and set about trying to uninstall some of the stock apps that came with it (Stocks (no pun intended), Facebook for HTc and so on). But it won't let me - the ...