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How do I set a custom MP3 as a ringtone for other notifications?

I have an HTC Droid Incredible running Android 2.2 FroYo and would like to use custom sounds/songs as ringtones for text message notifications, event and task reminders, Facebook and Twitter ...
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2answers
9k views

If I root my Android phone, will I lose all of my data?

As the question title implies, if I root my Droid Incredible (or any Android phone), will I lose all of my data? I'm not interested in installing a custom ROM right now so will rooting cause me to ...
12
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2answers
16k views

How to remove pre-installed apps like Peep and Friend Stream from my HTC phone? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I uninstall applications that are locked by phone vendor? Is there an easy way to remove pre-installed apps on my HTC Droid Incredible? Amazon MP3 Car Panel ...
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4answers
2k views

Will any Micro USB cable work to charge my Incredible?

The plug sure looks like any old micro USB plug. Will another cable (like the one from my digital camera) work to charge the battery, or do I need one specifically designed for my phone?
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2answers
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False “low on space” (internal storage) warning on HTC Incredible

A while ago, I posted another question here when I had plenty of free internal storage but was getting the following warning: Low on space: Phone storage space is getting low. The problem was ...
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5answers
474 views

Noob confused about ROM's

I have a HTC Incredible running 2.2, and i understand you need to Root first before anything else, got that, but now I am confused about the ROM thing. I would like to Root to uninstall the default ...
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6answers
5k views

How to create a “pipe character” with the HTC Incredible (ConnectBot)?

I am trying to use the | (pipe) character in ConnectBot on my HTC Incredible, but everyone says to use Shift + Alt + ',' but that doesn't seem to work. I have tried multiple different combinations to ...
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2answers
510 views

Why do the buttons on my Incredible occasionally light up?

I've noticed that sometimes the four buttons at the bottom of my HTC Incredible sometimes light up for a couple seconds at a time, even when the phone is just sitting unused on my desk. Until now ...
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2answers
2k views

How do I hide contacts in HTC Sense?

How do I hide contacts that I sync from Google Contacts in the Sense? I removed them from My Contacts and filed them under an "Archived" group. I want to keep them, but not show up. I can go to the ...
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4answers
6k views

Does android, specifically the HTC Incredible, support headphone volume buttons?

Coming from the IPhone, I love being able to control my phone from my wired 3 button headphones. Center clicking to start/stop music or answer calls and using the 2 volume buttons to adjust the ...
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3answers
21k views

How can I access the internal phone storage via ClockworkMod recovery?

I have an HTC Incredible, rooted to MIUI, and am frozen on the white Incredible boot screen. I need to grab a few pictures off the phone before I do a new install. Is it possible to access the phone ...
7
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1answer
493 views

Is it normal for Android System to be the top battery user?

Over the past couple of days, the battery usage of my new phone has been as follows: 34% - Android System 28% - Cell Standby 21% - Phone idle 10% - Display 03% - Google Goggles 02% - ...
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4answers
2k views

Is it possible to only silence certain notifications?

I'm running Android 2.2 FroYo on an HTC Droid Incredible. When I go to bed, I want to turn off all notifications except for incoming phone calls, which I still want to receive. Is this possible, ...
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2answers
1k views

What does it mean if my HTC Incredible's notification light flashes between green and amber?

I was driving today and my phone was in its holder. At the time, I was using it for GPS and Pandora, and it was plugged in using my car charger. At one point, the notification LED began to flash in ...
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4answers
3k views

My alarm clock program is no longer installed. Can I re-download it?

I have an HTC Incredible 2. I went to check my alarm clock before I went to sleep last night by pressing the clock on the home screen and nothing happened. It usually opens up my alarm clock. After ...
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3answers
2k views

Phone keeps downloading data with no user activity, where's the leak?

I've got a strange problem. My HTC Incredible running MIUI has a data leak of some sort. It downloaded over 4 GB's of data last month and I can't seem to figure out where it's coming from. I've ...
6
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2answers
694 views

HTC Incredible - always on soft button lights when screen is on

When I bought my Galaxy Nexus, I gave my dad my HTC Incredible to replace his aging Blackberry curve. His eyesight isn't so great, and he has trouble seeing the soft keys on the Incredible when their ...
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3answers
2k views

How do I clean up the “search people”/new message contact list?

I recently purchased a Droid Incredible, and linked it to my Google account. Now the list of contacts to choose from when creating a new message is huge (click the "contact" icon next to the To field ...
6
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1answer
338 views

Why does Pandora advance songs randomly?

I use Pandora a lot. Unfortunately, I've noticed that when using headphones at work it randomly skips songs very often. It might jump to the next track after just 30-90 seconds, etc. It's very, very ...
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3answers
3k views

Will I lose root access on my Incredible if I install the Gingerbread OTA update?

Basically what the title says. I rooted my phone with unrevoked (I am not sure if I used the "forever" version or not). Will installing the 2.3.4 Gingerbread OTA update from Verizon remove my root? ...
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2answers
3k views

Where are my photos saved?

I want to categorize/reorganize the photos in my gallery. I feel like I've been all over the place in ASTRO, looking them, but I can't seem to find them. I see my downloads, and some other photo ...
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2answers
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Dial 7 digits in an area requiring 10 digits

My area code(402) is going to be requiring everyone to dial 10 digits soon because we're getting an area code overlay(your next door neighbor could have a 531 area code). However, at first everyone ...
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2answers
584 views

Can I run CyanogenMod without mobile service?

I am wondering if I can run CyanogenMod on a phone without service? I have an HTC Incredible and am thinking of upgrading to a new phone and wonder if I can give my old phone to my daughter to use ...
4
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1answer
9k views

How do I enable push notifications for Facebook for Android?

I'm currently running the latest stable release of CM7 for the HTC Droid Incredible and Facebook for Android 1.6.4 (released on 20 August). According to Facebook, push notifications are enabled for ...
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2answers
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HTC Incredible says SMS storage is full, but it isn't

My HTC Incredible refuses to let me view my SMS messages. It will show the list of SMS senders, but when I click one to see their messages I get blocked by this popup: Unable to manage your ...
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3answers
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How do I get my rooted Incredible to install the latest Verizon update?

Leaving aside the question of whether the update is a good idea or not -- I'm tired of seeing "update available. Install?" show up every other day. I click "Yes", and it tells me rebooting in ...
4
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1answer
306 views

How can I decline the latest update?

The latest update for the HTC Incredible looks to be mostly bloatware and a few small fixes. I'd rather not update, but the constant reminders are super annoying. Is there anything I can do, or is my ...
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3answers
978 views

Can you Modify or Increase the Size of the Recent Apps List?

I tend to rely on Recent Apps list to bounce between apps I use most often, as a sort of day-long history, for example. Is there a trick to increasing how many apps are listed in the default Recent ...
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3answers
886 views

Turn off Incredible Bottom Lights

Droid Incredible has 4 buttons below the screen that are very bright at night. I'd like to turn these off when I'm reading from the screen. Is there any way to do this without rooting the phone?
4
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1answer
1k views

How do I change the default search app in MIUI?

I'm running MIUI 11.20.90 on my HTC Incredible. I recently updated the Google Search app via the Android Market and now the default search app has changed from Google Search to MIUI's built-in ...
3
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1answer
2k views

What's the process for installing a new ROM after I've just completed one?

I have a HTC Incredible running 2.2, successfully used the unrevoked method and rooted it, used Titanium Backup to back up all apps and system data, and ROM manager to install and run CM7. ok, that's ...
3
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2answers
451 views

How to have one-button access (on HTC incredible) to do voice dialing or voice commands?

My wife finds her HTC Incredible incredibly difficult to make a quick call without having to look at the screen. She'd like to have a one-button activation of the voice dialing or voice commands ...
3
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1answer
290 views

How to prevent VZW drive from mounting when I connect my HTC Incredible to USB

Since the Froyo upgrade, when I connect my HTC Incredible, with the USB settings set to "Charge Only" to my computer with a USB cable, the phone still mounts a CD type drive that will install HTC Sync ...
3
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1answer
193 views

Rooting a regularly used Droid Incredible

I remember when I jailbroke an iPhone one time I had to use iTunes to restore the default system because there were a lot of applications installed on the phone already (which apparently increases the ...
3
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2answers
412 views

Can I change the time interval between flashes of the notification led on the HTC incredible?

I want to be able to change the time interval between flashes of the LED when I have a new notification. Is this possible on the HTC Incredible running 2.1 (eclair) or even on 2.2 (froyo)? I don't ...
3
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1answer
691 views

/data/data nightmare: FC's because of 100% Utilisation

I feel like I need to clear things from /data/data every 2 to 3 days to prevent cascading FCs when it becomes 100% full. Is there any possible way to move any of that data to the SD card (and still ...
3
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1answer
788 views

How do I quickly change the default action of a contact in the favorites widget?

I see no obvious way to change the default action of a contact that's added to the Favorites widget. I have to remove that contact from the Favorites group, and re-add that contact (which then prompts ...
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3answers
7k views

Trigger “mount as disk drive” (aka “USB Mass Storage” mode) from PC

I've got an HTC Incredible that I sync to my Linux box. I'd like the Linux box to automatically detect that the phone is attached (I can do that via adb wait-for-device), and then automatically put ...
3
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2answers
955 views

Is there a lock-screen that can unlock without swiping across screen

My father has an HTC Incredible, and a major source of frustration is that the Sense lock-screen uses a swipe gesture to unlock, which for some reason is very difficult for him, especially when trying ...
3
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1answer
473 views

Rooted Incredible WiFi Tethering Not Working

I've rooted my Droid Incredible and installed both the "Wireless Tether" and "Barnacle Wifi Tether" apps but I can't seem to get internet connectivity on any other devices. I can see the connection on ...
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4answers
396 views

Can I prevent the Android 2.2 browser from inserting “www” at the beginning of URLS?

I'm loving my Android phone (Incredible) but I cannot stand when the browser automatically inserts "www" at the beginning of any URL I'm trying to type. I am a web developer and work a lot with sub ...
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2answers
505 views

Do I need a new Bluetooth headset?

I just picked up an HTC Droid Incredible a few days ago. I already had a Plantronics Discovery 975 headset, which I like, so I've been trying to use it with the phone. It pairs fine and does work, but ...
3
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3answers
562 views

Ways to improve battery life on Droid Incredible?

Out of the box, I noticed my Incredible has a lot of stuff running/turned on by default. Besides the basics of turning off WiFi, GPS, and BlueTooth when I'm not using them, are there more steps I can ...
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4answers
2k views

What Port Does Android Use For VPN Connections?

I'm trying to set up a VPN so that I can have a connection to my LAN from my phone (HTC Droid Incredible, Stock ROM, Not rooted) wherever I am. AFAICT, everything is set up correctly. The Domain ...
2
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1answer
2k views

How do I get the GPS icon to show in the status bar in CM7?

Just did a fresh install of CM7 in my Incredible, it's fantastic, but whenever I turn on my GPS, it does not show in the status bar that it's on, like it does in the stock 2.2 OS. Is there a way to ...
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4answers
1k views

What can cause a Droid Incredible to stop connecting to a PC via USB?

When I connect my phone to my laptop via USB, it is able to charge, but I am not able to mount it as a drive. Neither my computer nor my phone recognize that there is a device plugged in. This ...
2
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1answer
482 views

On the android Incredible, is there any way to make a shortcut to the “All Photos” view?

The HTC photo-album takes up an entire screen; is there a way to make a shortcut, or is there a smaller widget or app, that would open up the all-photos view? The easiest method I've found is to go ...
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4answers
3k views

Droid Incredible - Gmail Push - Can I add my hosted Email address to Gmail on my Droid?

I have an Adroid phone and want to set it up to sync with my business email account. My account is hosted on my own domain, but we use email "provided by gmail" (gmail interface, connected to my ...
2
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3answers
886 views

Can I create a WiFi hotspot using Incredible HTC phone?

I'd like to create a WiFi hotspot using my Incredible HTC phone. What software do I need to add to do this or can it be done with the built-in software?
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3answers
1k views

Is there a way to make my HTC-Incredible phone use the optical joystick button to wake up?

I'm still adjusting from going from my iPod to an HTC Incredible phone. One thing that is very non-intuitive for me is to press the power button when I want to "wake up the phone" after it has ...