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Is it really possible to increase internet speed by using some apps or system modification on Android?

I have an Android phone with EDGE connection, as far as I know is EDGE theoretically can reach 384 Kbps for download speed, thats what my carrier told me, but in reality, the best I can get is around ...
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Galaxy Note 1 (N7000) shuts down when connected to internet

I started using my galaxy note on 13th April 2012. Since then I never used mobile data on it except for last one and a half month. But since I started using mobile data on it, I have observed the ...
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internet slow on my tablet

I know this question has been asked over and over and I have searched for an answer but no one seems to have an good result. I have a new Prestigio Multipad 10.1. It's a nice tablet but I'm ...
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Does the NETWORK_PROVIDER permission require data?

If I have an app that checks my location using the NETWORK_PROVIDER permission, does that simple check use up any data? That is, will it use up any of my bandwidth on my paid data connection (3G, 4G, ...
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Some applications don'e have access to the mobile data on unrooted S4 device

Some applications on my S4 mobile won't be able to use internet over Mobile data where the other apps use it normally. For example I can't use "WhatsApp" neither "Viber" where I can use "Facebook" ...
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Find Proxy IP address used by Android app

I use the "Proxy Browser For Android" app on the android platform, developed by Abhinav Singh. It uses a proxy to enable the user to browse anonymously. I really wish to know the ip address used by ...
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“Ssp update received” toast keep showing from time to time

Sometimes I get a toast (a temporary popup on the screen) saying something like: Ssp update received for package XXX where XXX is the package of the app i'm currently running. It might not be ...
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android data plan only works w/ browser

I have a rooted sony xperia active on airtel network while living abroad in Zambia. I bought a data package for my phone but it only seems to work with my web browser and a select few other apps. It ...
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how to fix grey wifi icon (no internet), and how to track what caused that?

[SUSPENDED. see P.S. at end, any good way to deal with this suspended state?] My phone have the grey wifi-icon problem, where you do not have access to internet. Yesterday it was working fine, I ...
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i wanna access the internet with my tablet via the second device

I got a tablet without wifi connection, and a device with a SIM card and internet access. I managed to get a Bluetooth connection between those two devices. Now i wanna access the internet with my ...
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I can't connect to a device that is connected with GPRS

My android 2.3 phone is connecting to the internet using the GPRS network and I get a new IP everytime I reconnect. So now I try to connect to my phone which is connected to the internet - the ...
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Get the internet from my PC [duplicate]

I only have Internet connection from LAN through Linux PC. How can I connect my Android 2.1 to the Internet though USB cable?
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Green/red widget icon or notification tray app to indicate if internet is available (tablet)

Consider a tablet user without data plan using only wifi connections at public places (e.g., hospital, hotel) that often die after 2 hours after accepting terms of use. (and is not running skype or ...
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Tether from PC to android via USB

Is there a way to tether a PC's ethernet or WiFi connection to a Samsung Galaxy Fame using Jelly Bean 4.1? What I would like to do is to be able to access the internet on the phone using the PC's ...
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Karbonn A27 Retina Data Surf Problem?

I have Karbonn A27 retina. i have using airtel data package in sim 1 slot.its speed was too poor. but my friend using Karbonn A7 with airtel data.thats works too fast.but i have to use my friend sim ...
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My internet doesn't work on my phone any more

The internet doesn't work on my phone. It worked with my orange sim card and it previously worked with this sim card, the problem seems to have arisen after my number was ported from the orange sim to ...
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How to use DATA connection in Accessing facebook App. in Gingerbread 2.3.4?

I have my DATA connection activated. Although I can access Browser with Mobile data, I cannot access Facebook app. without WIFI in Gingerbread 2.3.4. Could anyone help me how would I use Mobile data ...
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Store and retrieve wifi password without installing an app

So I do a lot of development for Android these days and a lot of it involves reformatting my phone repeatedly, and then that leads to me re-entering my wifi password each time. This, over the course ...
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Block Adult Websites

Is it possible to block all porn, chat sites, and adult content web pages on a Samsung Galaxy Ace 2? And is it possible to hide the fact that they are being blocked?
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Galaxy S3 Wifi no internet on Comcast/xfinity router

Brand new stock Samsung Galaxy S3 will connect to Comcast-provided wireless router (Arris brand), but cannot get out of local network - I can ping other devices on the network, and I can even browse ...
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Non-HTTP connections time out

I have a Samsung Galaxy Player 5. Before, I could use everything (Facebook, etc) normally. I'm not sure if I changed anything, but now the browser (Internet) loads everything fine, but Facebook ...
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How can I tell what my phone has been downloading?

I have a Galaxy S3, which I often use as a hotspot for my laptop when WiFi is out of reach. I have a good deal with my carrier so that I have unlimited and fast connection anywhere. Everyone happy. ...
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Nexus 4 is not sharing internet connection (tethering), while WiFi or Bluetooth connection is successfully established

I'm trying to make my nexus 4 sharing its internet connection with other devices. First I've tried with the portable hotspot: when it is ready I try to connect my nexus 7 2. It connects without ...
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get webpages from command line

How can I get the contents of a webpage from the command line? On my mac I use the curl command, but there is no such command for the android command line. what command do I use?
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How to share Android “Reverse-tethered” internet via Android WiFi?

Before going into main question, we do know that : we can do Reverse Tethering from PC into android (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1371345) And we can share current phone internet ...
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Send SMS to Email address using Android without Internet

I would like to know whether its possible to send an SMS text message to an email address in Android. Moreover, I need to send it without using Internet. I have heard of SMS to Email gateways but then ...
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Connect to internet via proxy

My office network is connected via proxy. While I connect to the internet(via browser) using mobile Wi-Fi, it asks for user name and password. When I enter the user name and password, it connects to ...
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Measure data used by android app

Is there any way I could measure the data being used by the components in my android app? If yes, how can I do it? For example, Say I have an app A with X and Y components, I would like to know that ...
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How does the emulator get connected to the internet?

I want to know the secret behind how my emulator gets connected to the internet. No matter whether I connect my netbook to the internet through wireless, wired or mobile broadband connection, my ...
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can't find setting static IP or Enable android reverse tethering

I have a nexus S and Android 4.1.2, I want to share a wifi connection from my laptop (ubuntu 13.04) and connect to it from my Nexus S, But.. I can't find where can I set a static IP address on my ...
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Add proxy exception for local subnet on Android 4.2 (4.* maybe ?)

I'm using Vanilla Android 4.2.2 on my Nexus4, and I'm using a proxy to access the internet. I wanted to add a proxy exception for addresses on my local subnet 192.168.0.* , is there anyway to do ...
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Internet shortcuts on home screen

I've a galaxy s4 running 4.2.2. Using the stock browser not Chrome. Not always but often when I click on Internet shortcuts on my home screen it doesn't take me to the correct site, but rather to the ...
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Send sms through internet without using native services [closed]

Is there any way to send SMS to another device using internet? I don't want to use phone native. I want to use internet to send messages. I'm not talking about android applications like Viber, ...
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My Lg P500 will not connect to internet servers

I was using my LG P500 perfectly fine on the internet when all of a sudden a messaged flashed up on the screen internet disconnected. So I went into settings to my wireless & network settings ...
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How to simulate a slow internet connection on an Android phone

I basically use internet using wifi which provides a very high speed internet and LAN connection. I would like to simulate a slow speed internet and LAN connection to understand how my web site works ...
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Remove internet access for pre-installed apps that you can't disable

I don't like any of the bloat-ware that comes pre-installed with my phone. I don't understand why carriers think they're helping me by putting it on there and not letting me take it off. When they let ...
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Fake/Dummy/mock internet for spam apps [duplicate]

There are a lot of apps which require internet to run whether be spam or good apps. Is there any way to make them feel there is internet connection without actually running internet kind of fake/mock ...
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Why is internet switched off when switching 2G/3G?

I have a stock Android 4.2.2 on Galaxy Nexus, so I think this can be related to all Android phones. When switching from 2G to 3G and vice versa internet connection is switched off for a few seconds, ...
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How to use phone as an USB Wi-Fi adapter? [duplicate]

I would like to use my SE Xperia 8 with 2.1 as an usb wifi adapter to my PC. What I would like to do is set it to access point mode and share my ADSL internet with my laptop through wifi. I would ...
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Share Computer internet connection with my Google Nexus One [duplicate]

I want to Share Computer internet connection with my Google Nexus One using usb cable. how can i do this ?
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Connecting an android phone through the wifi with proxy

I am currently abroad. I have internet on my PC via a RJ45 cable on Win7 PC. It works fine through a proxy (address + specific port). Now I want to use my smartphone but there is no wireless ...
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Was Firefox ever the default browser for Android?

Before I bought my Android, I heard that Firefox was its default browser. Upon noticing that this is not the case, I had assumed that the Internet browser on the Android was Google Chrome, but I just ...
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No internet connection in my S3 even though it's connected to my computer with internet and Kies already recognizes it

I have no internet connection in my Samsung Galaxy S3, even though it's connected to my computer with internet and Kies already recognizes it. I'm trying to update my games and application using the ...
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Connect Android phone to PC network via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi

I use a USB dongle to use the internet, which I connect to my laptop. Then, I share the internet via Adhoc Wi-Fi network, but the network is not searchable on my pone. I searched Google and found ...
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SQLiteCantOpenDatabaseException while running Internet

Many programs are not working including internet. Widgets are not displaying saying error loading widget. While crashing I get an exception information about SQLiteCantOpenDatabaseException. Long ...
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Browser goes to wrong site

Since yesterday, I cannot browse to www.aemet.es (the Spanish national weather service). Instead, it goes to m.antena3.com (a TV station). This happens both with the built-in browser and with Chrome. ...
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Block apps from accessing the Internet on Android device

In Android, is it possible to block apps from accessing the Internet? Many apps will often connect to remote servers in the background, including Google's own apps or system services. Over time this ...
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How do I switch off the internet after use on the Samsung Spica?

Using the Spica for the first time. How do I know if I am off the internet after using the phone to browse?
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Connecting Xperia SL to my Mblaze dongle based internet using WiFi

I am able to set the WiFi connection between my Lenovo 5570 laptop having Windows 7 Home Premium and the Xperia SL with Android OS (Ice cream sandwich version). The problem is that I am not able to ...
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How to use PC's internet on Android phone [duplicate]

I want to use my PC's internet on my Android phone. I tried to find a solution on the internet, but didn't have any success doing so. How can this be done? I am using ICS.