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How to force network operator selection once and for all?

I'm using HTC Desire running stock Android 2.2 (with HTCs enhancements). There's a network operation selection in Settings / Wireless & netwokrs / Mobile networks / Network operators, which allows ...
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Italian Froyo not show Month Name

After update my HTC Desire to last Froyo Update, I can't see anymore Month Name or Day Of Week name. Instead of January I see 1 and instead of Wednesday I see 2. This happens in all my App (even ...
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How to check HTC desire is off without turning it on?

Is is possible somehow to distinguish between the phone being off or sleeping without turning it on in the process (this happens when pressing the power button)? I appreciate that I can just use ...
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What is Plain Vanilla Android?

I have an HTC Desire (which I enjoy a lot). However, HTC hasnt updated the device to ICS (they say they will update this year, no specific date). Can I get a plain android version from Google and ...
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Where can I check how much Internet bandwidth did my HTC Desire use?

A newb question, as I just received my wife's HTC Desire: Where can I check how much bandwidth it uses (or used during certain time period)? Her contract only includes 500MB a month, so she needs to ...
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Google Play Services taking more and more storage

I'm using HTC Desire A8181 with Android version 2.2.2. I'm currently running out of free internal space. Besides of some applications growing bigger from release to release, the greatest space ...
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Any equivalent to ccleaner for Android?

I found few questions about freeing internal memory but it's mainly about deleting app or moving them to sd card. Or deleting the data/cache. I do that on regular basis so I am looking for something ...
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Swype Private Beta for HTC Desire

I read here that you can email the Swype developers to ask for an invite for the private beta of Swype on the HTC Desire, and you may or may not get an invite. I'd like to try it out as it looks ...
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Opening sms thread goes into incorrect thread

When using my mobile (HTC Desire), I would say I use sms more often than actually using it as a phone. Because of this, I have a fairly huge history of sms threads (I really like how HTC Desire ...
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Do I need to reboot my HTC Desire periodically?

I've had my HTC Desire for a couple of months now and it is awesome! (A huge improvement to my previous phone... Nokia 3315) Though recently, I've realised that the phone semi-freezes more and more ...
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Is there any way to make free skype calls from HTC Desire?

Well Fring is blocked. I'm located in China. I neeeeed to make free skype calls to my family around the world. Skype Lite is not an option, has anybody cracked this cookie?
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How to root HTC Desire (Froyo 2.2) without putting in a custom ROM (flashing)?

for research purposes I'd need to root a HTC Desire phone without flashing it. I did it already on the HTC Hero, where it was quite simple. Basically all I would need is to get r/w access to the ...
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how to force the phone not to use wi-fi to upload video to youtube?

I do not have wi-fi at home and I want to upload video I took into my youtube account. I have generouse data plan so I don't have to use wi-fi to upload larger files like the application forces me. I ...
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HTC Desire HD Android 2.2 disable screen shut off when timer is running

I tried to use the timer for a countdown of 3 minutes. 1 minute in, the screen shut off and the phone locked, disabling the countdown. After 4 minutes, I realised what had happened. Is there a way ...
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Is there a better sync application for Windows than HTCSync?

I'm running HTCSync 3.0.5422 on Windows 7 Ultimate but I find it just a bit unreliable. One one PC, sometimes the application doesn't see my HTC Desire (bought as an unlocked SIM free unit) and on ...
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Suspend a phone

I was wondering if I could suspend my phone. Let's say I'm running out of battery and I'm also expecting an important call in a few hours time. Instead of shutting down the phone and starting up ...
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In which directory are Android updates downloaded?

I want to download and install a system update for my Android HTC Desire. The download was successful but during installation it stopped. In the ClockworkMod console I can see the error "signature ...
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How do I improve photograph quality on my HTC Desire?

I think that I have my HTC Desire on the highest quality settings for taking pictures, but the quality of the photographs is awful. Is that a weakness of the Desire, or is there something that I can ...
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HTC Desire, Froyo - Gmail hangs when sending attachments

I have a HTC desire with Froyo, stock rom (Orange 2.17.61.3). I never had any problems with Gmail (version 2.3.2). However, since a couple of days when I try to send attachments (any kind, pdf, ...
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Why does my HTC Desire browser crash on startup after update?

after I've applied recent OTA update (2.29.405.2) to my HTC Desire I can't use built-in browser anymore. It crashes every time I run it. Here is a stacktrace: 12-08 20:13:45.929: ...
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Upgrading Unrevoked Desire from Eclair to Froyo

I'm currently running my HTC Desire on 2.1 (O2 branded from the UK, if it makes a difference) which has been rooted via Unrevoked. I've just now been prompted to upgrade it to what I assume is 2.2 via ...
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Where did the internal space go on my HTC Desire?

I know this a common problem, but my experience has been a little freakish. I am using an HTC Desire 2.2 and usually try to maintain approximately 40 MB space free. I have installed the bloody ...
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How to make my alarm as stable as a server?

I have HTC Desire with original Android 2.2 (kernel 2.6.32.15-gf5a401c) with HTC Sence. I have not installed any task killers. Now I have a stock alarm clock application. Yesterday evening I set my ...
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SD card unmounted when HTC Desire is being charged (even with a “wall charger”)

Whenever I plug in the charger into my HTC Desire (2.2) it unmounts the SD card. I can get around it when it's connected to a PC or other device via USB by selecting Charge Only again in the charge ...
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Is it possible for my HTC Desire to interupt my iPod when I receive a call?

I frequently miss incoming telephone calls because I am listening to my iPod Touch and I don't feel it vibrate. Does anyone know if it's possible for my HTC Desire to somehow notify me of the call ...
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Old ringtones from android 1.0?

I had a Android Dev G1 phone (which has long since bitten the dust). it was running android 1.0 (later updated to 1.5). I have just gotten a HTC Desire running 2.2. There was a nice ringtone on the ...
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reduce memory usage of “Internet” and “contacts”

The DiskUsage app shows 14,8MB data used for "Internet" and 11,5MB used for contacts. Is there a way to reduce memory usage? I know I can delete Internet data using the general app settings but I ...
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Is There a Computer Application To Manage SMS Messages The Same as Nokia PC Suite Can?

In Nokia PC Suite we can backup mobile data (contacts, message etc) on a computer. We can also send, receive sms or manage sms by computer using Nokia PC Suite when a Nokia mobile is connected with a ...
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Is it possible to replace the dock (but just the dock)?

I have a HTC Desire HD and I like Sense (and the apps provided by HTC) a lot. But I really hate the default launcher (specifically the dock). The problem is that if I change my launcher, I will lose ...
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Wil my HTC Desire auto-adjust for daylight savings?

Daylight savings is about to end, I was just wondering - will my HTC Desire auto-adjust for this? Thanks! (Need to set my alarm tomorrow morning and want that extra hour of sleep!)
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Communicating with a device via USB port , is it possible?

I am new to Android Platform and I Like to know whether it is possible for an Android device (App) to communicate with Linux/XP system via USB port for 2 way communication. If yes how can it be done? ...
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How can I control the brightness from the notification bar?

My friend has the Galaxy S and is able to control the brightness by sliding his finger over the notification-bar. He said he didn't install anything to have it (but he has a custom ROM, so that ...
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Why do I get “not enough space” when I copy an APK file to /system/app?

I recently rooted my HTC Desire Bravo because I needed read/write access to /system/app in order to be able to copy an APK file there. I wrote here on stackexchange on the best solution to root the ...
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Is it possible to update CyanogenMod from within CyanogenMod?

Is there a way to update CyanogenMod from within CyanogenMod without going though the whole flashing process? I'm looking a for one press update button.
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How to boot into the bootloader when you have ClockworkMod?

I want to upgrade the radio and I'm not sure how to boot into bootloader. When I try to power the phone using VolumeDown+Power, I do get into the ClockworkMod Recovery, but it seems that this is not ...
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How to upgrade rooted HTC Desire with Unrevoked3 (Clockworkmod) to Froyo 2.2?

I recently rooted my HTC Desire having Froyo 2.2 with Unrevoked3. Rooting was successful, however, after Unrevoked placed the recovery image, the system was back at OS 2.1 again. How can I upgrade ...
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Application manager for Android

Is there an application manager that would easily kill/close an application from memory install applications unstall applications Platform: HTC Desire and Android 2.1.
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Internet - How to stop Popup windows appearing in a small overlay

On my HTC Desire phone I use a chess website. One of the links on that website opens a popup window displaying a chess board and other items. On my PC it opens in a new tab of my browser, that is ...
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Phone using mobile data instead of Wi-Fi

I installed Cyanogenmod on my HTC Desire about a month ago and have just received my first mobile bill. Before installing Cyanogenmod, I'd use maybe 200-300MB per month, because most places ...
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Angry Birds and other games force close (crash) on startup when using Simple2Ext (S2E)

I'm running CM 7.03 on my HTC Desire (GSM) and have successfully partitioned my SD card with a 512mb ext4 partition. I installed S2E and it moved my apps to /sd-ext successfully, but certain apps now ...
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Trace GSM packets on HTC Desire?

Is there any way I can log/sniff the GSM packets on a (rooted) HTC Desire ? (I'm talking about the actual low level GSM packets on the Um interface, not IP packets over a 3g connection.)
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How do I send a group of contacts via bluetooth?

It's possible to send individual contacts via Bluetooth with Contact -> Send Contact -> Send contact - Bluetooth. But I don't see a way of doing this (on the HTC Desire) with a group of contacts? Is ...
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Backup stock HTC Desire ROM with Unrevoked

I want to play with different ROM's for HTC Desire (which is still under warranty). Based on my understanding, in order to keep the warranty and still play with custom ROM's, the following steps are ...
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Good source for genuine batteries

I'm looking to source a genuine original size battery for my HTC Desire. I'd rather not fork out the RRP of ~£35 but lots of the cheaper ones have bad reviews. Will anything much less than the RRP be ...
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VPN doesn't work on HTC Desire over WiFi

My phone is HTC desire, Android 2.2. It seems to connect to the VPN server while using WiFi, but the broswer and other applications can't be access the Internet any more. The connection is ...
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Facebook doesn't fetch all messages

When I receive a new message on Facebook, I get the notification properly on the official Facebook app. I open the list of messages and the new message is highlited. The names are correct and the ...
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Can widgets with settings be moved from one launcher to another?

I want to switch from ADW.Launcher to GO Launcher Ex but want to maintain my desktop layouts and widgets. Is there any way to move or copy widgets from one launcher to the other so that they have the ...
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Can't install custom rom: “Can't mount SD card”

I've some trouble with my HTC Desire and I'd like to ask for help. I've recently rooted it with unrevoked and turned in S-off mode. All went well, or so it seemed, until I decided to flash a custom ...
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How to root a HTC Desire running official Android 2.3?

I have an HTC Desire (Bravo, A8181, GSM) sold in Sweden. I updated it to Android 2.3 using the official release, which is as of 2011-12-29 available at HTCdev with instructions from here. Now I want ...
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connect android phone to internet

i have an bridged internet connection. That is i connect my router and then i have to connect to the internet. There are two steps to be followed. I do that on my computer by first connecting to the ...