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Is it posible to change the locale of my device?

In my Android phone when I go to Settings -> Language and Keyboard Settings -> Select Language I see "Locale" as the title on the top row and see that only few languages are listed. I suspect ...
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How can I change the default location for bluetooth file transfers?

I have an Android 2.3 device (Samsung Galaxy Y Duos, S6102) and want all files that I receive via bluetooth to save to my SD card. How can I do that?
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How can I re-enable my keyguard?

When I first got my Droid Bionic, if I pressed the power button on the top it would lock the screen; pressing it again would display the keyguard, requiring me to slide to unlock. I had it configured ...
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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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I want a smart phone that I can lock in DNS settings. Is Android “the one”

It is all about being the internet boss. I want to be able to lock in or password protect the DNS settings to OpenDNS, so I can have a safe smartphone, that my kid can use with no fear of accessing ...
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Increase Wi-Fi Roaming Aggressiveness on Samsung Dart?

I have a T-Mobile Samsung Dart (which IIUC is a re-branded Samsung Galaxy Mini) and a Wi-Fi network in my apartment with two access points. When I make Wi-Fi calls while walking from one end of my ...
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“Battery use” information screen not reporting apps

I've got a Samsung Galaxy S (international version) that I've just upgraded to Android 2.2 (Froyo) and now the battery usage page in settings (Settings => About phone => Battery use) only ever reports ...
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Manually changing shared_prefs and forcing app to update to it?

I've been trying to figure out if it's possible to disable/enable GO SMS popup notifications via something like Tasker. I came across the following line in ...
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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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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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Can I easily redownload all my apps if I get a new phone?

I am considering buying a new phone. Is there a way to easily redownload all of my apps onto the new phone without having to search for each one individually?
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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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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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Where are the developer options? Android 2.3.6, SGH-T679

Samsung Galaxy Exhibit 4G SGH-T679 Android 2.3.6. I do not see the developer tools anywhere in the Settings menu. Is there something special needed to get it to show up?
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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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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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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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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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Quickly connecting to Wi-Fi with Android

I'm having Android Froyo (2.2), in Archos 32. The only way I found for connecting to a Wi-Fi wireless network is through Settings -> Wireless & Networks -> Wi-Fi Settings -> "Wi-Fi ...
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How do I set a system-wide default browser?

I seem to have the opposite problem from this question: I'd like to set a single browser (probably the default one) to open every website. What happens at the moment is that every single link pops up ...
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Is it possible to enable the Android default keyboard on an HTC EVO 4G?

I am not much of a fan of the HTC EVO 4g's custom keyboard, but it appears that they have somehow removed or hidden access to the default Android keyboard input method. Especially now that the ...
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How to activate Android debugging mode

I've recently upgraded my Samsung Galaxy 5 from Android 2.1 to 2.2 and I can't find Android debugging mode in the settings. I need to root my phone.
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Is there a standard place for the Owner Information on an Android phone?

I found an lost Android phone - is there a standard place on Android phones for owner information so I can contact the person who lost it?
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How can I disable mobile data completely?

I have a pre-paid plan and don't want to use my mobile data except for two days in the year. However, since there's the quick option button mobile data, I fear I might press the wrong button when I'm ...
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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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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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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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How to enable developer settings Nexus 7 4.4.2 kit kat

I have the old Nexus 7 with stock 4.4.2, and I want to enable developer settings. I have found many references to Settings -> About (Tablet) -> And click 7 times on build number - but that simply ...
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How can I change the data usage cycle for Mobile data?

The mobile data cycle (Settings -> Data usage) looks quite arbitrary. Since I have changed my data plan, now the new cycle should start at the first day of the month instead of the 6th. How can I ...
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Can I monitor my phones temperature?

Recently in the UK we've had an unexpected bout of nice weather which means wherever I leave my phone it tends to get quite warm. I know the operating range of my phone (Sony Ericsson Arc) however is ...
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How can I get my Galaxy S3 to behave at night? (turn off LED and notifications, etc.) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Any way to schedule a passive profile-change? (connectivity, volume etc.) I've got a Galaxy S3, and I love it, but it drives me crazy at night sometimes. GMail will get ...
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Android 2.3.5 unlock screen activated unexpectedly

My Android HTC Sense 3.5 running Android 2.3.5 suddenly and out of the blue activates the unlock screen without pressing the power button. That's a problem because it gets unlocked by itself sometimes ...
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How can I make scroll bars always visible?

Android hides scroll bars unless the window is actively being scrolled. This makes it hard to tell if a window can be scrolled without actually trying it. Is there a way to force Android to always ...
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How to transfer apps, contacts and settings between two identical phones?

OS: 2.1 Phone: Samsung Vibrant (Galaxy S) I'm having trouble with my new Samsung Vibrant (it constantly reboots) and I'm going to return it for a replacement unit. How can I transfer all of my phone ...
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How do you remove words from Swype's dictionary?

I know how to remove words from Swype's user dictionary. I want to know how to remove words from Swype's built-in dictionary. I get very frustrated with all these random words that I know I'll never ...
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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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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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Change predefined SMS messages as a reply to being busy

Can predefined SMS messages that you can select when not being able to pick up the call be somehow configurable? Can we change them somehow? I know there's the last option of writing a custom SMS ...
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Cannot set up a yahoo email account with @yahoo.com.au address (.au not accepted)

The mail app on my Samsung note does not allow me to set up my email account with the full Yahoo address: it does not permit adding the .au at the end of the address. If set up the account like this, ...
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Is there a way to disable access to certain Settings components?

The Settings app is common to all Android devices, some have more features than others, but most of them are common, such as "Wireless and networks", "Sound", "Screen" and so on. However, I am faced ...
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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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While listening to music on head set: How to avoid sound playing from phone speakers when push event occurs?

I use my Android phone to listen to music at work with standard headset. Yet once an event occurs, e.g. e-mail recieved, the phone switches to standard speakers and plays the music and event sound ...
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How can I disable the front status LED when charging my device?

Charging my smartphone the front LED is always shining annoyingly green. This bothers me especially while reading an ebook which is why I am looking for a way to disable this feature. So how do I ...
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How do I decrypt files on my SD card that I encrypted using the Settings?

I have files that I used to copy from my SD card to my PC using the USB Mass Storage option under the "USB connection" pop-up. I checked the flag under Settings->Location & Security->Data ...
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Reducing the list of language options

I would like to see an option that allows the list of available languages reduced to those I actually need. When I use Voice Search, switching between English and Spanish is a pain: way too many ...
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Is there way to switch between proxy settings on ICS?

I have an Xperia S running 4.0.4. I often need to switch to a proxy for accessing a test server. I can do this fine by modifying my Wifi connection, selecting to show advanced options and then ...
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How can I set my volume to be beyond 15 on my samsung galaxy S? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I make my Samsung Galaxy Nexus volume go louder than what stock allows? The volume on my media music player sounds very low on my headphones. Wondering if anyone ...
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How do I change the lock-screen wallpaper?

I've lost the ability to change my lock screen wallpaper (in the course of trigger-happy removal of some phone company apps). I used to be able to do 'Menu > Wallpaper' and be prompted for either ...
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What will happen if I “Clear data” for the “Settings” app? (com.android.settings)

I'm on a stable (Installer) build of Cyanogenmod 11 on a Galaxy Nexus, and for a while I've not been able to access 'Settings' at all - tapping on it to try to open it, gives me a "Unfortunately, ...
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Make my screen dimmer than the lowest setting available on my Moto Droid?

I primarily use my phone at night and any screen that is white is super bright, even when the brightness is turned as low as it can go (0%). Dolphin HD has an add-on called Dolphin Brightness that ...