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Enabling WiFi HotSpot in Google Nexus S

I have a Google Nexus S with Android 2.3 in it. I want to tether/or enable Wifi HotSpot in it. Do I have to root my phone? How should I proceed? Thanks!
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Nexus S: how can I control sites shown underneath stock browser search box?

The built-in web browser of my Nexus S has a cool feature: when I press the Search button, in addition to a text box where I can type a URL or search terms, there are 4 sites shown above the on-screen ...
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What can I expect from the “Pure Google” Nexus S 4G?

Sprint recently announced that they are going to sell the Nexus S, and that it will be "Pure Google", implying that there will not be any additional carrier fluff on the device. I am considering ...
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How to flash Nexus S (currently on custom AOSP build) with stock Gingerbread by Google (Android 2.3.3)

I have a Nexus S which I have flashed with a custom Android build. Now I need access to the Android Market and some other Google services and therefore I need the stock Android from Google. How can ...
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nexus s rooting wifi error problem

So, I have unlocked my Samsung Nexus S that runs on Android 2.3.1 and i have rooted it. The problem now is that I cant open wifi anymore, it keeps telling me "error" whenever I click on wifi .. Why ...
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Update to 4.1.2 on a Nexus S with CWM and broken USB port

I have a Nexus S, rooted, with CWM and a stock 4.0.4 ROM. The USB port is broken(only charging works), so how do I go to stock 4.1.2 update? If there is a way to manually apply OTA, that'd be great. ...
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Windows 7 complains that Nexus S driver is missing

When I connected my Nexus S to my PC running Windows 7 Professional (32-bit) via USB cable, the system installed a handful of drivers before complaining that the Nexus S driver wasn't installed. I ...
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Correct text message time after boot up

Every time I have my phone turned off or in flight mode, after I turn it on again, the message sent to me while the phone was down appears to be received at the moment the phone finished booting up. ...
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Is the Google Nexus S capable of reading the exFAT file format?

If I backup, reformat the internal memory "disk" of my Google Nexus One (running Android 2.3.4) into the exFAT format (for storage of file sizes over 4GB) and restore the contents, will it spasm and ...
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How to return to call when screen blanked

I was on a call and I was put on hold by the other person. The screen blanked after a time (as expected). When I hit the power button to return to the call. I found the call dropped. How can I ...
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How to fix Cyanogenmod 7 hanging on boot animation after NO firmware changes

I've been using my Google Nexus S with Cyanogenmod 7 for about a year now. Sometimes it rebooted out of the sudden or locked up but all in all worked well. Today I rebootet the phone und since then ...
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Disable (in software) Nexus S Power Button

My Nexus S has a broken power button that some days works fine, some days doesn't work at all, but most days just acts up and will randomly turn my phone on, even when it's sitting on the table. I'm ...
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Missing Google Apps after 4.1.2 was built in Nexus S

I built Android 4.1.2 from source for my Nexus S using these instructions. Later I found that there are no Google Apps on the phone and so I cannot set up my Google account or use the Play Store or ...
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Erase successful, but not automatically formatting. Can't determine partition type - Jelly bean 4.1.2 with Nexus S

While I ran the command - fastboot flashall -w I got the following error - -------------------------------------------- Bootloader Version...: I9020XXLC2 Baseband Version.....: I9020XXKI1 Serial ...
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My Google Nexus S won't connect to network

I have a problem with my Google Nexus S. Yesterday I was out in the city and my battery meanwhile died and the phone shutdown. The next day when I charged the phone, I noticed that it is showing no ...
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Google Nexus S won't turn on

My Samsung Nexus S is over a year old now. This morning I was doing a restart (just power down and back on) and it would not finish booting up. The word "Google" on the initial screen comes up, blinks ...
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Android 4.0 devices do not return majority of the discoverable Bluetooth devices

The observation about 4.0 may be wrong, but this s evident in both the 4.0 devices I have tested : Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Samsung Nexus S. (Nexus S is actually upgraded by me to 4.0) In the other ...
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How to fix bad sector on NAND Flash Memory [closed]

A week ago, I flashed my Nexus S 4g with a custom kernel (Matrix) and ROM (CWM9). On reboot, my NS4G always bootloops, stuck on bootloader loading screen, and never gets to the Android System. It had ...
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Bluetooth error on my Nexus S [closed]

I have a Nexus S phone, GingerBread 2.3.5. When I start my phone, or try starting Bluetooth, it gives me an error saying: 'Application Bluetooth Share(process com.android.bluetooth) has stopped ...
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Google music not syncing on Nexus S

I received my invite to Google Music a couple weeks ago. I've been using it in the browser since then. My Nexus S however, refuses to sync music. Some people on the web report the same problem but it ...
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Using Android 2.3.4 (stock) as a WiFi Hotsport

I am able to connect my devices to the android WiFi hotspot(they get an IP/subnet/gateway etc...) but they are not able to access the internet. Accessing the internet (3g) from my android works fine. ...
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Change Screen Timeout to Never

Is it possible that I can change my screen timeout to never? I am using Nexus S. Currently, the maximum value I can set for screen timeout through settings is 30 minutes.
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Google Nexus S USB Drivers for Windows 7 64Bit

Anyone knows how to get the Google Nexus S to be recognized by the Windows OS. The only option I could find was to download the Android SDK and then use the driver from there, but unfortunately, it is ...
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AT&T Nexus S: is this sold SIM locked / boot-loader locked?

I know this is a bit localized, but I can't find ANY information on this at all on the internet, because all of the information for the Nexus S assumes the T-Mobile band version. I would only ...
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Is there a zoom and timer functionality on Nexus S camera?

If not, is there another app that gives this functionality?
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Where is the notes app on nexus s?

Is there a native notes app? I cant find it
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Can't start clockwork recovery image lately

"Lately" (like in the last few months), I'm unable to start the Clockwork Mod recovery image on my Nexus S with Oxygen 2.2.1. When I select "boot to recovery mode" (or want to start a ROM backup) in ...
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How do you change the screen background on Nexus S?

Just bought a Samsung Nexus S. No manual came with it. Apparently the moving default screensaver eats up heaps of battery life and I am not getting much battery life out of this new phone and I am ...
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Modifying sensitivity of Google Nexus S power button?

I keep accidentally turning the phone off/on by pressing the power button when I pick up the phone or take it out of its holster. I would like to make the power button require a longer hold before it ...
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How do I attach a PDF file to an email?

I'm trying to attach a PDF file to an e-mail I'm composing, but clicking on attach option shows only image files. How can I make it show other files / attach other files ? (Note: I'm using the ...
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How do I make wi-fi calls from a cell phone with no number now associated with it?

I recently got tired of paying $65+ a month for cell service when I get mostly email. So I dropped my Sprint service in favor of $20 a month, no-contract phone and a Nexus 7, because WiFi is seemingly ...
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Trying to install ADB USB Drivers, but Nexus is never appearing in Device Manager

I'm trying to install the google-adb-drivers.zip file (obtained here) on a Windows 7 64-bit system. The phone is the Nexus S 9020T. USB connectivity works correctly for file transfer mode. When I ...
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Nexus S ICS update problem restarting by itself

I have a Nexus S (european edition, no super amoled screen), I upgraded to ICS in December but I think it has problem because it restarts itself very often and I don't know what have caused this ...
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How do I boot my Samsung Nexus S into safe mode?

I have a Samsung Nexus S with Android 2.3. I somehow managed to set the Zoodles application to start up with laucher. As a result, whenever I boot my phone, I see the Zoodles app and cannot close it ...
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Is it possible to add any arbitrary application as a shortcut in the Car Home app?

In the Google Car Home app, when I click "Add Shortcut" on one of the available Car Home icons, and then select "Other applications", I am only presented with two options: Blast Monkeys Launcher ...
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Nexus S rooting warranty

I know that the Nexus S has an unlockable bootloader and that flashing a custom ROM to it is officially supported, easy and pretty much fail-safe. However, what's the warranty like? Does it get voided ...
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High definition video and native video calling in Nexus S

I try to compare Samsung Galaxy S with Nexus S. May I know why video calling is not supported in Nexus S? Is it due to limitation in software or hardware? May I know why high definition video is not ...
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nexus S partition scheme, can it be changed?

planning on moving from the Nexus One to the S. the only thing I don't like about the S is the 512ram and the 1GB for apps. I tried to search forums, but found nothing relevant about this quesiton: ...
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fastboot flashall -w Halts

I have a Samsung Nexus S. I have erased recovery and boot pertitions using fastboot erase <partition> and when I do fastboot flashall -w it stops on sending 'boot' (XXXX KB)... What might be ...
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Nexus S bootloops after trying to apply OTA update

I have a Samsung Nexus S which I bought off my friend. A system update popped up and I hit accept without even thinking about it but the phone said I had to charge it so I did and left it for an hour ...
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Google Voice missing from app drawer after upgrading to ICS

I upgraded from 2.3 a few months ago, but didn't notice that Google Voice was missing from the app drawer. The market lists the application as installed, but does not give me an option to open the ...
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After update to GRJ90 I can no longer use WiFi hot-spot

My phone updated to GRJ90 about two weeks ago and now I can no longer use WiFi hot-spot or USB tethering. When I try, my 3G connection is dropped. After disconnecting and waiting a few minutes, it ...
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Verdict on Nexus S battery quality?

So... while I think my NS is a great phone, I am currently (very) disappointed with battery lifespan. I mean, I don't have too much more than the usual installed - Whatsapp, FB, Maps etc. And I don't ...
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How to sync all my Exchange files (including Notes and Tasks) to my Nexus S?

I need to find a way to sync my Outlook notes and tasks to my Nexus S. I would also like to have all the fields I use in my contacts in Outlook available in my Nexus S. I rund on Exchange and the ...
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Nexus S doesn't start up

I flashed my Nexus S with the 4.1.2 factory image this morning and then relocked the bootloader. Everything was going fine, until I turned it off (it charges faster this way) and it wouldn't turn on ...
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What's the minimum memory usage that a Nexus S requires?

I have a friend running a rooted Nexus S with approximately 350 Mb RAM. In normal everyday usage, he says he uses about 300 Mb of that memory. There is this game he is trying to play that requires ...
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Error reflashing Nexus S to stock Jelly Bean

I've got a Nexus S (D720) running CM 10.1.3, and I'd like to flash it back over to Google's latest factory image (sojus-jro03r). When I try updating, I get the following: sending 'bootloader' (1536 ...
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Nexus S in reboot loop

My Nexus S (completely original) is stuck in a reboot loop. I don't know why. It just reboots, shuts down, and does the same again and again. I tried removing the battery, loading 100%, removing SIM ...
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Android speech recognition - how to get access to the audio files?

When doing speech to text using android mobile phone application, I've heard that the files are temporarily stored in /data/data/com.google.android.voicesearch/files after the user makes a recording. ...
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How to use OTG Data Cable with a Nexus S to access?

Having an OTG Data Cable, I connected different thumb drives to my Nexus S – running JB 4.1.2 – but my phone doesn't seem to read them. The thumb drives I tried are: a 16GB Kingston G3 Data Traveler ...