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Better keyboard on Nexus One?

is there some easy way to get a better keyboard on the Nexus One? The default keyboard has way to small buttons and it's hard to use.
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4answers
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How to migrate accounts and data from one Android phone to another?

I have a HTC Magic phone with Android 2.2.1 and I want to migrate all accounts (9), apps, sms, settings, etc... to a new phone with Nexus One. Do you known some Android service/option or free app on ...
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1answer
2k views

Disable Phone's Built-in Microphone?

I just conducted a tiny experiment with the original headset that comes with Nexus One: I plugged it into the phone, expecting the phone built-in microphones to be switched off, replaced by the ...
8
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1answer
260 views

gingerbread on nexus-one bugs/difficulties

I love Android and have been a proud Nexus One owner for over a year now. I was also really excited when gingerbread dropped and flashed my phone before the OTA update (who can wait for these things ...
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5answers
586 views

What's the purpose of the trackball?

what's the point of the trackball of the Nexus One and of the analogous devices in other similar phones? (e.g. HTC Desire's optical pointing device). Is there any use case for which the touchscreen ...
7
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2answers
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Why does my Nexus One power off with 15% power remaining?

Once my Nexus One's remaining power drops to 15%, it automatically powers off. On turning it back on again, it reports that it's now on 0% power. Do all Nexus Ones behave like this, or is it just ...
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1answer
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MMS images showing up as videos

For some reason when receiving pictures from people with iPhones, they sometimes show up as a video. The video is usually 20 seconds long with the first half blank (sometimes there is text depending ...
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1answer
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Calls with speakerphone input and headphone output on Nexus One

I've searched and found several posts on various sites with this same problem but nobody offering a solution. I use my N1 in a car mount with music playing through my stereo with a 3.5 mm cable. When ...
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4answers
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Is the Nexus One battery charged when connected to a PC via USB?

Do you happen to know whether the Nexus One's battery is charged while being connected via the USB cable to a PC? If so, is this standard behavior for all Android devices that have a USB port?
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4answers
2k views

How can I force my Nexus One to upgrade to the official Gingerbread without waiting for the formal OTA update?

The OTA update for Gingerbread is being pushed out. But I'm in India and there's a good chance I'll be among the last people to get it. Is there a way to get that official update right now?
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1answer
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Downgrade 2.3.6 to 2.2.2 - Nexus One

I would like to downgrade my Nexus One to 2.2.2, because I've had non-stop problems with Gingerbread. I have the 2.2.2 update from android central, and going off the comments from a previous question, ...
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2answers
361 views

Root Nexus One without wiping?

I have a Nexus One running Gingerbread (2.3.6), completely stock and unrooted. I would like to root my phone, and try installing ROMs like Cyanogen. However, as far as I know, the official way to do ...
6
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3answers
374 views

Is there anyway to watch wmv and or divx videos on android?

I have a nexus one and would love to watch divx and wmv videos on it. Is there a way to do that?
6
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1answer
657 views

Make phone wake up using the volume keys?

Is it possible to make the phone (N1) wake up some other way than using the power button without rooting the device?
6
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1answer
2k views

How do I set up VPN for connecting from Nexus One to my home network?

I'd like to set up my handset to be able to VPN into my home network. At home I have the Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH wireless router running dd-wrt firmware. My handset is Nexus One running the latest (as ...
5
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3answers
641 views

What can I do with an Nexus One with a broken LCD?

I've managed to acquire a Google Nexus One, that had an unfortunate encounter with a car door. The screen still accepts touch input, but the LCD itself is broken - no display at all. What is ...
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4answers
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Should I buy a HTC Desire or an Nexus One (in Australia)

I've done some research and there seem to be advantages and disadvantages to each. I'm fairly confident that I can physically run both in Australia, however which will give me the best experience ...
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2answers
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How to uninstall Quickoffice from HTC Nexus One

Quickoffice 2.0-GEP is listed in my manage application lists and I want to uninstall it. It's not listed in my programs list. I am not even sure what it's used for. When I click on it from the ...
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2answers
2k views

How can I live without a trackball?

I've been using a Nexus One for the past year and half and am very happy with it as a phone. I am not, however, happy with my carrier and so will be trading up very soon. Amongst the current crop of ...
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2answers
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How to reset Nexus One to Android 2.2.1 or 2.3? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device? I have a Nexus One (with the radios for the AT&T network) which has an old beta version of 2.2 on it. It ...
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1answer
878 views

News and weather app/widget crashes on startup

Over the past couple of days, the news and weather app won't start for me. I get an error message and I'm asked to force close or report the issue whenever I try to add the widget to a home screen or ...
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2answers
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How to set the DNS server on Nexus One?

The ISP I use on my N1 doesn't allow me to open facebook. Using a PC, I can use Google DNS server (8.8.8.8) to by-pass them but on N1, I can't find where to put the stufff. Please help if you know ...
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2answers
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Can I symlink /data?

I have a rooted Google/HTC Nexus One running Android 4.0, Cyanogenmod, and MIUI. These mods were done by the previous owner. Considering that the amount of internal storage my phone has is really ...
5
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1answer
161 views

When to know it's time to replace the Nexus One battery?

As we all know, battery consumption rate (i.e. "per hour") is not very standardized and its highly dependent on actual use, per user. This makes it very difficult for me to know whether I need a new ...
5
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1answer
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Crashing video camera in CyanogenMod 7.2

I just updated CyanogenMod 7 to 7.2 on my Nexus One. Now when I go to camera → photo mode it works well, but if I switch to video mode it just crashes. I tried to find an answer on the ...
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2answers
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How do you remove pre-installed apps on a rooted phone?

I have a rooted Nexus One and want to remove some of the pre-installed applications, like Amazon MP3, for example. What is the best way to do this?
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3answers
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Why does the screen come on when my phone is plugged in but idle?

Sometimes when my Nexus One is plugged in with the screen switched off, the screen turns itself on (showing the lock screen) seemingly randomly, and I have the "Stay awake" Development option turned ...
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2answers
159 views

Do phones have a power supply?

This is definitely a noob question, I'm not an engineer but as far as my knowledge goes, the power supply on a phone would be its battery. However, my Nexus One stopped turning on recently, the ...
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2answers
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Does Nexus One have support for EGNOS?

I wounder if my Nexus One has support for EGNOS? to get better GPS accuracy. If I check the GPS Accuracy value, it's sometimes 2 or 3m which is pretty good.
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3answers
523 views

Will android phone work without MicroSd card

Can nexus one phone or any similar android phone work, when its microSD is pulled out from it, and if only internal memory remained.
4
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1answer
487 views

Root N1 and keep the official ROM

Is it possible root my N1 with 2.3.3 without flashing custom ROM?
4
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1answer
219 views

Root no longer root

I rooted my nexus one and successfully used a lot of root-only apps. But one day all these apps stopped working, saying I don't have root. Terminal emulator says "permission denied" for everything ...
4
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1answer
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Why do I have to set lots of my settings again after a phone reboot?

For examples: I have to set Input Method back to SwiftKey I have to set what application I'd like to use when I clicked sms icon (I'm using ChompSMS) All these happens after a phone reboot.
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2answers
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Looking for application that captures name-card and sync with google contact? [closed]

I'm looking for an Android application that captures picture of name-card and can help to sync with Google contact the contact information in that captured image. If you know one, please share. ps. ...
4
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1answer
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What is the Practical difference between the Home screen and the Launcher screen?

It seems that on my Nexus One, the home screen and launcher screen essentially serve the same purpose: Host application icons, allowing you to launch them. Are there any other differences, other than ...
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4answers
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How to get the stock music player to play WMA files?

I'm using android 2.2 on a stock Nexus one (from the pre-developer phone stage). Should the music player be able to cope with WMAs? I'm sure I've seen references to it coping with them, but they are ...
4
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1answer
2k views

Unlocking Nexus One without pressing the power button

The power button on my Nexus One doesnt work smoothly any more, sometimes taking nearly half a dozen attempts before the unlock screen appears on the phone. I was wondering is there is any other way ...
4
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1answer
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Nexus One's 3.5mm headphone jack accepts standard 3.5mm plug?

As you know, the Nexus One comes with a 4-segment 3.5mm headphone jack, whereas the standard 3.5mm plug has 3 segments. I visually compared a standard 3-segment 3.5mm plug with the 4-segment 3.5mm ...
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2answers
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Disable application update notification

How can I disable certain application's update? I'm using Brut Google Map v4.6.0.4686. Since there is a new version in the market, the update notification will appear from time to time. How do I ...
4
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2answers
553 views

Alternatives to a hard reset when screen is frozen on Android Froyo?

My Nexus One has been freezing up a lot lately, particularly in Settings. Are there any good alternatives to pulling the battery when this happens?
4
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1answer
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How can I restore the original ringtones and sounds?

Without really thinking, I used the "clear data" command on the Media Storage app, which deleted all the stock ringtones and notification sounds from my Nexus One. How can I get them back?
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1answer
239 views

Delete purchased application from the list

I've bought some application and I feel that I don't want to use it anymore and I've uninstalled it. However, when I opened Downloads tab in the Market, it is listed there even though it's not ...
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3answers
2k views

Add New Ringtones, Notifications and Alarm tones on Nexus One

I have music (MP3 files) on my SD card and am trying to set them as ringtones, notification tones and alarm tones on my Nexus One. My phone only lets me select the stock ringtones, notifications or ...
3
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1answer
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What is material is the HTC Nexus One Screen made out of?

Some say it is plastic, others insist it's glass. Wikipedia provides shady information.
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1answer
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Google Voice Upgrade: Get a new number from Google or use my mobile number?

Google voice added an upgrade recently, in which they allow to choose whether you want to use your own mobile number or get a new Google number. Will I be able to activate my android with either ...
3
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1answer
156 views

Can an unlocked Nexus One without a carrier be used as a standalone device?

I'm interested in playing around with the new open android open accessory development kits but don't want to pay a monthly fee for having a cell-phone. If I buy the Nexus One/S unlocked and forgo ...
3
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1answer
601 views

Does moving an app to external (SD) storage also make it write application data and cache to external storage?

I have very little internal storage installed on my Nexus One. Almost every app I am installing fires a system low on internal storage notification. I moved all applications to external storage but it ...
3
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1answer
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Google+ 1.07 Widget not working

I installed the latest Google+ app version 1.07 and now the widget has stopped working, and when I go the widget list, it is no longer listed as a choice. Has this happened to others and is there a ...
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2answers
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My Nexus One cannot connect to Wi-Fi being broadcast by a Windows 7 laptop

My Android (Google HTC Nexus One) is not detecting Wi-Fi being broadcast by my Windows 7 laptop. However, my iPhone can detect the laptop's network. Why is that? Is there any solution for connecting ...
3
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2answers
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What's involved in manually updating my Nexus One?

If I wanted to manually update my Nexus One, say to Gingerbread, what's involved in the process? I'm familiar with this question, Manually Updating your OS?, but unsure if the answer applies to the ...