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Auto-rotate setting disabled permanently on Toshiba AT100

About a week ago, the setting for auto-rotate on my Toshiba AT100 (running stock 3.2.1) got permanently disabled somehow, and I am unable to change it. It says it is "on", but the setting is ...
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Phone / Skype Dialing Option

I have a Samsung Galaxy SII.GT-I9100 Android Version 4.1.2 Recently I installed their latest upgrade. I still have the option to choose between Phone & Skype when I am dialing, which is great, but ...
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Cyanogenmod: How to prevent the “Add to blacklist” popup when the End call button is long-pressed?

I'm using CyanogenMod-7.2.0-passion on my Nexus One, and there's a feature in CM7 that's bothering me. During a call, if the large red-colored "End call" button is long-pressed, it gives a popup ...
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Nexus 4 won't turn Bluetooth on

My LG Nexus 4 runs stock Android 4.2.2. I use Bluetooth for phone calls with a one-ear headset (Plantronics M100). Sometimes I notice in the power toggles menu that Bluetooth has turned OFF and when ...
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Problem with SMS vibration on Samsung Galaxy S3 [closed]

When I turn on vibration in the notification bar, my phone doesn't vibrate when I get SMS but it vibrates when someone calls me. I saw that there is a setting in Messaging > Settings > Vibrate ...
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Is it possible to have Android only alert me when specific email accounts have new mail?

I have Froyo 2.2 on my HT-03A "Magic" phone. Currently, I am in the process of consolidating all my email accounts into my Gmail account, so that I can access them anywhere. I want to be able to not ...
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Where does Android store the “default application for file type (open with)” settings?

Where does Android store the default application settings that connects each type of content with a designated application? I mean which application open each kind of file or content type so if I got ...
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Unable to enable Mobile Network settings (options greyed out). Is there any way to restore lost mobile connectivity data?

I have a HTC Desire HD that up until recently has been running well with a custom ROM. For some reason, the phone started to "misbehave" in a number of ways after about 10 months of painless ...
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ICS disable sound/vibrate when keys pressed

I want to disable the sound/vibrate effect when typing a message in Ice Cream Sandwich. I have disabled it in Settings > Sound Now there is no touch sound when I am typing a phone number or ...
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How to configure android settings from Windows/Linux

Let say i need to enforce some configuration into 100 same android devices, speaking: enable wifi with some config, disable NFC, Allow NonGoogle Play apps and few more. How it can be done? (there are ...
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Android phone dialer home location

I remember from my HTC HD2 running Cyanogenmod 10.1 a "home location" indicator. It shows the area name of the caller's landline if somebody is calling. The default phone dialer app on my Newman N2 ...
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How to mute on Galaxy s2 on android 4.1.2

Have just updated software to android 4.1.2 and whereas before one went to settings - sound - and had options mute vibrate so you could mute the phone this new version does not offer that. How do I ...
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How can I quickly remove all of my data from my device and then get it back again?

Soon, I'll have to give my phone (a non-rooted LG Nexus 4) to another person for some time. As the phone contains very sensitive information, I do not want this person to be able to access any of it. ...
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How to copy wireless networks list from one android device to another?

I got a very long list of free hotspots and friends/family networks on my phone. Recently I bought a tablet and I'm trying to find a way to copy the wireless manager list to this new device. Any idea ...
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How to change calendar settings to month view?

My calendar is stuck on viewing the agenda when I open it. I would like to view the month page when I open it. How can I configure it to work like this?
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What does “loudness compensation” in the volume settings mean?

In my CyanogenMod 10 sound volume settings/equalizer (at least, for headset), there is "loudness compensation" (with values from "disabled" to "strongest"). What is its effect? (I'm using a Samsung ...
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Nexus 7 can't connect to PC

When choosing MTP or PTP, the box is checked, then when I exit the screen and go back to the USB Device Settings screen, my previous choice is not seen, and both boxes are unchecked. It's like the ...
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ezPDF reader: settings to correct jerky page scrolling?

On the ezPDF Reader, is there a way to make the scrolling from one page to another smoother and less jerky? Some settings, perhaps? The jerky/jumping scrolling on ezPDF reader when one page scrolls to ...
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Reset individual app settings

Something happened on my HTC Tattoo (V1.6) this week that caused lots of apps to crash on start-up. I think it may have been due to their settings getting corrupted somehow, but I don't know what ...
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I have to triple tap everything on Galaxy Tab 10.1

I don't know how the settings were changed; my young daughter may have done it. Also, I just got the new update this morning. I have to touch, then double tap every time. Also, there is a yellow line ...
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Are there USB settings in CyanogenMod 10? If so, where?

When I shut off USB Debugging in the developer settings I get a USB Mass Storage prompt upon connecting the device to my computer. However, for the life of me I can't find a place to shut off this ...
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How to turn off talkback feature on Galaxy S2 ICS 4.03

I have turned on Talkback to see if it worked on My Galaxy S2.That also disabled my touch screen scrolling .Now I cannot turn off talkback because I cannot scroll through the setting menu. What should ...
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How can I restrict a user's ability to modify settings or install apps?

Our team is planning to buy around 10 Android phones for the team members. We don't want them to install any applications other than the ones provided. Is there a method or an application which would ...
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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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Setting alarm on with a single click

I'm looking for a way to set an alarm on my android 4.0 phone with Nova Launcher with a single click. An ideal solution for me would be: I install an alarm clock app (if necessary), create alarms in ...
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Add entry to option menu

On my phone I have a Custom ROM with root access. Now I want to add a feature (like "silent hours" from CyanogenMod) to this ROM. I want to add a new entry in the option menu. I know that I have to ...
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Every time I reboot the system, it will return the default display sleep time to 15 seconds, how to fix this?

I'm on Android 4.1.2, in a Motorola Razr D3, and every time the mobile power off, or I reboot it, the default display sleep time will get back to 15 seconds, and I have to set it to 1 minute again, as ...
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Starting an activity listed under “Settings” from terminal (or adb shell)

I would like to start this activity from terminal. com.android.settings.Settings$PowerUsageSummaryActivity I tried am start -S com.android.settings/.Settings$PowerUsageSummaryActivity and this is ...
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Phone lists saved WiFi network that I do not recognize

I know my phone will not store WiFi hotspots unless I connect to them, but I've noticed one on my phone that I have no recollection of ever connecting or saving. It's out of range yet saved on the ...
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Reset battery history after unplugging charger?

As far as I can tell, the stats on the Battery page of Settings records the time from when the battery is booted up onwards. What I'd rather want it to do, is to reset that counter whenever I ...
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Wrong Phone Number under Status [duplicate]

Please tell me how do i change my phone number under Status in my phone, it says my old number not my new number, so when i send text, pictures and audio it says received from old number on receivers ...
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How could I set the number of Android original desktops?

Android has 5 original desktop on my phone, I couldn't delete one of them. How could I set the number of desktop?
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Why are there two settings apps, Settings and Settings Storage

On my Galaxy Nexus running 4.2.1, I see two Settings apps in Settings > Apps. One is name Settings (28KB) and the other is Settings Storage (520KB). Both have the version 4.2.1-533553. Is the storage ...
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How do I configure which programs autostart when connecting to the internet?

Right now skype starts, email clients send/receive. I really don't want skype to start and login when I connect to 3G, but it's OK if I connect to wifi. How do I configure which programs autostart ...
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How to show screen display during phone call on HTC Wildfire?

I have started using the HTC Wildfire, and have a small niggle with it. When making a call, the screen blacks out to conserve power. This makes it awkward when you have to enter a number i.e. for an ...
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Is there a way to schedule hibernate/shut down on an HTC Desire HD?

I'm planning to get SleepPhones, a sort of comfortable headphone which I plug into my HTC Desire HD. I would play music which puts me into sleep (hopefully) for up to 60 minutes. Is there a way ...
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Standard email Android 4 client doesn't keep local copy of emails

The new standard email client with Android 4, doesn't seem to keep local copies of emails once they are deleted off the server. Honeycomb did. The email was downloaded to the tablet, and kept even ...
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Auto sync only when connected to a specific wifi network

I am getting rather low battery life when using auto-sync on 3G. I have wifi in college and at home, so I'm looking for a way to enable auto sync only when connected to those 2 specific wifi networks. ...
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How do I get SMS messages to be sorted in chronological order?

I just got an HTC Desire HD, and it's sorting my SMS texts by what the sender has sent up at the top of the conversation page, and what I reply down below. It's almost like two conversations in ...
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Hide / Add / Replace dock icons on home screen

I have Samsung galaxy Y and I do have 2 questions about dock settings on home screen. Is it possible to Hide / Modify dock on home screen? Is it possible to make it toggle on touch the home screen? ...
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Android 2.3: Expected behavior for setting time automatically with Wifi only

I want to understand how Android 2.3 sets the time when the Date & Time settings are configured to "Automatic" but no SIM card is present. I am setting up LG E400 Optimus L3 devices as WiFi-only ...
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pdf reader which has zoom and width locking? [closed]

I have both Adobe Reader and EZPDF. Are are both lacking. I want to lock the width and zoom and everything once I have a pdf open to my preferred settings. I just want to page up or down when ...
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I accidently deleted LG home on my LG p500 phone

I did a system reset after having deleted LG home on my LG android phone p500. I thought the system app would be restored, but the fact is now. I don't have a "desktop". I cant get to anywhere now on ...
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Android browser's about:debug, what do those settings do?

I have just found this hidden setting: Open Stock browser (Not Chrome on ICS. about:debug doesn't work in Chrome. Use remote debugging instead.) In the address bar, type about:debug, nothing should ...
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“accounts and sync” has dissappeared, how can I fix this?

A few days ago I had a system update. Now under accounts my option "accounts and sync" have disappeared. Can't sync calenders. How can I fix this?
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How do I disable data on my ics xoom LTE?

I have a xoom LTE from Verizon but do not currently have a data plan. After getting the ics update I went into settings and unchecked mobile data. I have no reason to believe that I am using ...
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What is the difference between GSM and WCDMA when switching to manual Network Mode?

I was reading this answer and I need to comprehend this better: What is the technical difference between "selecting GSM" and "selecting WCDMA" in Network Mode settings menu? To save battery life, I'm ...
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Android 4.0 - cannot set preferred network type

I want to change the preferred network type from the current setting of 'unknown'. I go into the tablet using the *#....access and it lets me see all the various info sections. When i go into Tablet ...
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Samsung Galaxy S2 takes a long time to get GPS signal

My Samsung Galaxy S2 takes a long time to get a GPS signal (maybe around 5 minutes). Anyone know why and what can I do about it?
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Can apps update without Google account?

Scenario: - No Google account is attached to the phone - No apps have been installed beside ones that where already on the phone (even after a factory reset) Questions: - Is it possible to let the ...