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Is there an easy way to switch render effects?

I find myself changing render effects a lot on my Nexus One. During the day brightness is ok, but to read on bed it's extremely bright even on the lowest setting. I find that going to options, ...
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Ringtones and alarms changes randomly [closed]

3 weeks ago my HTC EVO 3d (rooted, S-OFF and with LEEDroid latest ROM) started to randomly change ringtones and alarm tones (mainly at reboot, but occasionally during normal use). If I restore the ...
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Disable 'end call' tone?

I would like to disable the "beep" that is played when I hang up. My Android 2.3.4 phone has no option to do that in the settings. What can I do? Do I need to upgrade my Android version, or what?
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Back button does not light-up when I press home button

I bought a Samsung Galaxy Y phone yesterday. I was wondering why the Back button does not light up when I press Home button on the device. On my Samsung Galaxy Ace the Back button and Menu button ...
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Make Android always ask where to save a file on every download

Is it possible (as an OS-level setting or somewhere in application properties)? Maybe every time a user action leads to saving a file some system event is fired and it's possible to write an app for ...
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How to put a shortcut to a settings submenu on a home screen

Use case: I would like to change the input language for voice input without having to click through "Settings/voice input and output/voice recognition settings/Language" And I have a couple of ...
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Why sometimes does my lower menu (ADWLauncher - Dockbar) disappears?

I have the following Android Desktop, using Cyanogenmod: Sometimes, I don't remember how or why, it becomes like this: As you can see, the lower menu (dockbar) just disappears, and only ...
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Where can I get the stock Android Kernel configuration for Galaxy S3 running ICS?

Question: We are trying to find the kernel configuration on a currently running Samsung Galaxy S2, with Android 4.0.3 (Ice-Cream Sandwich). We do not wish to root the phone. We checked /proc/config.gz ...
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Reset texting settings

I have Google Voice on my Android and originally I didn't have texting, so I checked the box that has it send text from Google Voice all the time. But recently my phone company just randomly gave me ...
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Media volume automatically goes to zero when removing headphones

Whenever I remove the headphone jack1 while I have some media playing2, the file stops (which is what I want and expect) but the media volume also goes down to zero (which is unexpected and I would ...
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Manual APN Not Selecting

I added a new APN from Settings->Wireless & networks->Mobile networks->Access Point Names and named it "myapn", but I can only select the default APN. How can I select my new APN ...
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Need only one icon in the top notification bar for multiple Gmail accounts

I am trying to figure out how to have only one notification icon on the top notification bar for an incoming e-mail for any of my multiple Gmail accounts. This was the way Gmail worked on my phone ...
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Re-install settings application.

I have compiled Android Source codes and get settings.apk now I wonder can I install that application on my phone ? When I try to do that my phone say "CAnnot install application" what can I do to ...
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How can I force Chrome Beta to display in landscape mode?

The default Android internet browser has an option in the settings to always display webpages in landscape orientation. Is there any way to do the same in Chrome Beta? I keep my auto-rotation off, but ...
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Not able to select entire image for wallpaper

When I put the wallpaper in /dcim/Camera and go to change the wallpaper and choose Media gallery and I select the wallpaper I want, it asks me to choose only a small region of the image. What do I ...
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What does debug.sf.hw in build.prop mean?

It is advised here and there to add debug.sf.hw=1 to build.prop. They say that this "makes Android render GUI with GPU". This looks very suspicious because what does it debug then (and since when ...
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Samsung S2 reads out message aloud

Some one has changed my phone settings, so when I recieve an SMS from any number the message is read out loudly. Can someone tell me how to disable this? My driving mode is turned off too.
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How to change my device's country? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I circumvent regional restrictions in the Android Market? Google just released Chrome for Android and I want to use it. But, for some (pretty irrational) reason, ...
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Motorola Admiral Set Date not functioning properly [closed]

I am working on an application that does some work once per day. As part of the testing process for applications that use this functionality I generally go into Settings->Date & Time and turn ...
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How can I prevent my keyboard backlight from turning off automatically? [closed]

My Droid Pro's physical keyboard backlight turns off after an fixed length of time, whether I'm texting, browsing, or sitting idle watching video. I've gone through every setting I can find in all the ...
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Why do single apps override launcher setting to not show statusbar and how to avoid this?

Using GO LAUNCHER EX I disabled statusbar, but when starting Firefox the statusbar shows up again, dolpin hd doesn't csuse this behavior. Is there any hack or app to generally not show the statusbar?
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How to vibrate/ring on click of link

How can I make my samsung galaxy tab vibrate or ring when I click a link on a browser? thanks a lot for any help. :)
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How can I rename my Android device? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change the name of my Android device? It has a really long cryptic name. I want to rename it to something shorter.
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Guide to editing /etc/hosts

It was noted in another thread that it should be possible to build up a white list for an android device using the /etc/hosts file. I would like to experiment with this idea. Does anyone have any ...
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I have used a GB of data in less than 24 hours, how is this possible

I got my android phone a week ago. This morning I recieved an text from telus telling me I have used 75% of my data, then an hour later I recieved a text saying I used 95%. Since I was sleeping and ...
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Is there a 1-click method to do this 3-4 click task?

I'm on a pay-as-you go scheme using an HTC desire with Android 2.3 installed. Right now, to activate my mobile internet (which I do only when I need to check email) needs me to go to Settings > ...
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Rationalising the utility of swap in Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830

I am trying to get my hands on the average read/write speed(s) of the RAM bundled on the said phone. Just wondering how this faces off with a Class 10 micro SD. I was thinking if the Class rating was ...
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How to avoid expensive roaming fees when going abroad with my Android?

Usually I like to bring my Android phone with me when going abroad. But I use it very carefully because I know that it is very expensive to consume data traffic and roaming fees, when I'm abroad. How ...
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What system app stores the cellular network settings?

Before installing a new ROM, I backed up all data from my system apps using Titanium. I installed the new ROM, and also put in a new SIM card from a different network (so it was in on first boot-up ...
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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 ...
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Durable settings of Screen timeout

I often set Settings -> Sound & Display -> Screen timeout to never timeout. When I turn off the device the settings is 1 minute again. Do you know how to make the settings durable? My ...
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Disable force close vibrations

I am developing some applications for Android and I'm getting some errors and force closes. This is rather annoying, although not as much as annoying as the loud vibrations the phone does (a long ...
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Unable to access my keypad when receiving a call (HTC Wildfire S) [closed]

I can access my keypad when making a call, however when receiving a call i can't. Our home gate phones in on my cell and i need to press 9 to open the gate. how can i access my keypad on incoming ...
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What happens with configurations and app data, practically, if I mod my device with custom firmware? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to backup an Android device? If I want to install a modified firmware like CyanogenMod, it seems like I should wipe the phone clean both before and after the ...
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What do the values in “Running Services” mean?

When I go to following path Settings : Applications : Running Services I see: Other: 78MB in 4 Avail: 109MB + 58MB in 8 What does above mean? Specially, [78MB in 4], [109MB + 58MB] and [8]
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Disable Missed Call Notifications

Is there a way to disable missed call notifications? I haven't found it in any settings on the device, but I'm wondering if anyone knows a trick to disable them. Possibly an app that someone knows of? ...
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What is the fastest way to turn the phone into silent mode?

The title kinda tells it all. Sometimes I need to turn silent for a meeting and the procedure is like: Unlock the phone Click on Menu Go to Settings Click on Sound Enable Silent mode Apart from ...
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How to force the phone to connect to the internet?

I own Xperia Mini Pro which has Android 2.1-update1. I am facing an issue on Internet Connection. I downloaded the settings for my Edge Connection from my SIM services. Sometimes after downloading the ...
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How can I make the GMail app open to the accounts page when using multiple accounts

When I open the Gmail application, it opens the last inbox I looked at. Is there a way to make it always open to the "Accounts" page instead? I have an HTC incredible 2 if that matters.
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Create custom profile for audio / configuration

I've just bought a Samsung Galaxy I5510 with Android 2.2. I haven't seen anywhere (so I assume it is not possible) some profile management. i.e. "Reunion" (Notifications maybe without any alert and ...
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Is it possible to override automatic screen orientation?

Very often I use my phone lying in bed (with phone camera facing the ceiling) and the orientation changes drive me crazy. Literally if I turn the phone a few degrees it will go from portait to ...
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Display timout resets to 15 seconds occasionally

Hi on my SGT the display timout resets to 15 seconds occasionally. I can't reproduce this behavior but it seems that this reset happens at every reboot at least and sometimes when ...
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What does “NFC Connectivity (Optional)” mean for the Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II?

I'm considering to buy a Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II. In the specs, I've read "NFC Connectivity (Optional)". What does that mean? It seems that the first batch of phones won't have an NFC chip. Is it ...
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What does the option “Allow mock locations” represent?

What does the "Allow mock locations" option under the Applications >> Development settings page represent?
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How to get to your settings without a home screen app?

I hadn't used my old HTC Hero for a while, but when I rebooted it I got an error saying: LauncherPro has expired, please download an updated version. But wifi was turned off and when I tried to get ...
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What settings does Sprint Gingerbread (2.3) update reset?

After installing the Gingerbread upgrade on my EVO, I noticed that my alarms have been reset. Now I'm wondering what, if any, other settings were reset or changed. I have not been able an official ...
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How do I configure Google Latitude to auto-update with location regularly on a Motorola Droid?

On the surface, this is same question as this question, but I've made the changes according to that question's accepted answer and I still cannot get latitude to auto-update unless I have an app using ...
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phone not visible to finder (on mac) suddenly

When I connect my phone to my mac via usb, I no longer see it in finder. Nor does it automatically launch iphoto as it used to. On the other hand, I can see it from sdk tools like ddms, and can ...
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Least harmful way to disable APN temporarily?

I installed Quick Settings and turn off my mobile internet with this app. I have a motorola milestone with 2.1 However, that causes some trouble sometimes. When disabling it I lose more often my wifi ...
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How do I change the default Complete Action With?

The handler select dialog mentions a setting in settings under Settings -> Applications -> Manage Applications but I can't find it. Here's a list of actions for each app under Manage ...