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Where can I find stock Android apps that are not normally in the Market?

I downloaded a custom ROM for my Samsung Captivate phone that is a variant of 2.2.1. Its version of the Camera allows me to use the power button to take pictures. I decided I want the stock camera ...
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Is there an app to take a photo and add a comment to it

Does anyone know of an app, which allows to take a photo and add some comment or notes to it? Doesn't have to be anything fancy. I'd just like to take a picture of something and add some ...
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Can I use my Google account on two or more phones? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Multiple Android Devices with a single google account I want to share some applications and contacts on my girlfriend's Android cellphone, can I do that? Will I lose my ...
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Calendar access from apps: only some calendars are displayed

I've Sony Ericsson X10 mini pro with Android 2.1 and root. I want to have a separate timetable calendat that will not be visible in some places (calendar app). I think I've some good reasons for ...
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How can I tell the Android Market that I'm running an updated version of Android? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are some apps on the market incompatible with my device? My phone (Orange San Francisco) came with Android 2.1 and has not been officially updated in the UK so I'm ...
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How do I draw mind maps seamlessly with touch screen only?

Desktop software such as MindManager and FreeMind allows you to easily draw Mind Maps. But their interface rely on much keyboard shortcuts that doesn't work (well) on Android virtual keyboard. Is ...
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What is Onetimeinitializer.apk Android application?

Anyone know purpose or any document about Onetimeinitializer.apk? It is a built-in application. I searched for a while but did not find any information about it. Does anyone have documentation for ...
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“Update unsuccessful” on all apps running on SD card

I know this problem has been reported before, but man, I am really, really getting tired of it. I have not been able to update any app running from the SD card on my HTC Evo since I got it nearly 6 ...
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Tethering android devices together

I am very low-tech, but I have a very smart phone! an android 2.2.1 I have recently discovered a wonderful application called tether, or tethering where you connect your phone & lap top or pc w/ ...
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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 do I get quick access to common text snippets?

When filling out an online shopping form the other day via my browser, it sucked that I needed to manually type my email address, street address, postal code, etc. Even credit card number (though I ...
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selectively make contact groups silent

At work , i would prefer to set my phone in such a way that only the calls from my family group will ring , while all other contact calls should be silent. And later i should be able to switch it back ...
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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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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 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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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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Reading list manager? [on hold]

Does anyone know of an app for managing a reading list? Features I'd like to get include being able search names and authors from some kind of book database, link to common book sellers (Amazon, ...
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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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Make Google Search app use Google.com.au

I purchased my HTC Desire (2.2 FroYo) from the UK and by default I guess the Google Search app uses Google.co.uk whenever I run a search through the app. This is quite annoying as you could imagine ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Which music-ID app uses less data? Soundhound or Shazam?

I've found Shazam and Soundhound to be pretty much identical in terms of accuracy when identifying music, however I tried monitoring each app's usage with 3G Watchdog but couldn't get a clear winner ...
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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 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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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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How can I graph or chart date related values ( each date having one value )

NEW QUESTION I wish to enter dates with corresponding values, and have these values charted in a line or block graph. If the chart and values could be exported, that would be nice. UPDATE Since ...
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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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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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Android: Cannot open apps on SDcard

I accidently deleted some folders on the SDCard, and now I cannot open any apps that were installed on the sdcard like angry birds.. These apps are being shown in the Settings, but I cannot move it ...
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paste text to bluetooth?

I'm using the PasswordSafe app and am looking for an easy way to send passwords from my phone to other computers. I can copy the password to the clipboard but what then? Is there an app that will have ...
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Unknown not removable apps

I have two apps: informacje and Czasoumilacz which I cant remove through Settings > Applications > Manage Applications. What's that and how do I handle the problem?
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If an app is downloaded and never opened, is it considered Active?

What makes an app 'Active' in the Android marketplace reporting? Is it when it is simply downloaded and on a device, or is it when it is downloaded, installed and opened?
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Note taking app that syncs with the cloud and lets me create a shortcut to a specific saved note?

I'm looking for note taking app that does the following: Syncs with a cloud based account (like simplenote) Keeps a local version of each note (I dont want to have to wait for it to download each ...
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Is there a program which will log each program I start on my Android device?

I am looking for a program that will count each start of a program on my Android device. Over time, you install quit a lot of programs. It would be nice to see how many times you actually start ...
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How can I have android reinstall my installed apps after I do a factory reset?

I have a nexus one and I installed a bunch of apps on it. After I do a 'factory reset', I go back to 'Android Market' and I see it is trying to download the apps I installed before. However, all of ...
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iPhone-style “Stocks” app? [closed]

I was playing around with a friend's iPhone the other day. I'm a total anti-Apple, but I can recognize niceties when I see them. The Stocks app on the iPhone seemed much more concise and useful than ...
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“My Apps” in App Market only showing SOME past downloads after a reformat?

I used to be able to go to "My Apps" and view all my past apps. Now that I've done a reformat, though, I only see a SMALL subset of the apps I've downloaded before. I thought it was supposed to show ...
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Can you get a list of the RUNNING applications on Android for the purpose of activating them?

On my Samsung Galaxy S Android phone: if I start a couple of apps, I can get an overview of them in the 'Active applications' icon on my first screen. Clicking this icon, shows me all active ...
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Some questions regarding apps on a rooted Nook Color

This is basically a follow-up to my previous question regarding the Nook Color. While my first question was regarding some of the specifics of the root process, I also have two questions about ...
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How can I manage my store cards on the Android?

I have a bunch of store cards with barcodes on them hanging on my keychain. Every now and then I won't have my keys when I'm in the store. I once saw someone with an iPhone who had an app that managed ...
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Android: An app failed to download/install - what do I do?

Sometimes I download an app but it fails to download or install. The message just says that, no further details. It generally seems that the app never installs after that. Is there anyway I can find ...