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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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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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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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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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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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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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Where is “Stay Awake” option in Ice Cream Sandwich on the Galaxy S3?

I just upgraded to the Samsung Galaxy S III (Ice Cream Sandwich) from the Motorola Droid Bionic (Gingerbread). On my Bionic, there was a "Stay Awake" check box that made it so my "Screen will never ...
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How to connect ADB over 3G/4G? Or how can an ADB listener over network vulnerability be leveraged over GSM?

I keep seeing warning signs about enabling ADB over Network when you aren't connected to a WiFi network, but what if I want to connect ADB over 3G/4G ? Whenever I try to do it with any of the ...
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HTC Incredible 2 clearing “App Associations” on reboot - why?

My Friend has an HTC Incredible 2 that is clearing all app associations whenever the phone reboots. Does anyone know what is causing this? I couldn't find anything on google, or my phone (an HTC ...
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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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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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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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Deny the installation of apps or add new accounts (kiosk mode)

I have a tablet that I want to give to people to go on the internet, but I don't want them to mess with it (install/unistall apps, add new accounts, change relevant options, etc). Is there a way to ...
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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 do I prevent the Browser and Dolphin HD from deleting old history entries?

So I've noticed that for both the default browser and for the Dolphin HD browser, all the history entries get deleted when you go beyond a certain number of pages visited. Does anyone know how I can ...
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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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Can widgets with settings be moved from one launcher to another?

I want to switch from ADW.Launcher to GO Launcher Ex but want to maintain my desktop layouts and widgets. Is there any way to move or copy widgets from one launcher to the other so that they have the ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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Android 4.0.3 has virtual keyboard with Y key in wrong place?

Why the virtual keyboard of Android 4.0 has a different qwerty virtual keyboard? It seems the Y is in the wrong place. Is it some configuration? Where it is? Screenshots (click images for larger ...
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Is there a way to set the default stream in the TuneIn Radio app?

I love TuneIn Radio, especially when using the 32kbps AAC audio stream. But, every time I turn the app off and back on again it defaults to the mp3 stream. Does anyone know if it's possible to ...
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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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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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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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How can I set Android Galaxy Ace to only use 3G network?

I am having a little bit of a hard time with my new android phone for the reason that it doesnt always connect to certain services (such as Angry Words, or Whatsapp). Sometimes I get the message ...
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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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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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What is default GMail setting for: number of days of data to synchronize?

Gmail allows to limit from how many last days it will synchronize the messages. E.g. from one day, two, etc. What is the default setting? I think this is phone independent, but I ask about Samsung ...
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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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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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Where can I find a widget to enable or disable GPRS in my Spice Mi-270 Android handset?

I have a Spice Mi-270 Android phone. There is no touch gadget to enable or disable the GPRS connection. Every time I have to select settings -> wireless & networks -> data communication sim ...
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How do I configure Android without using the touch screen?

I have an old Android phone around whose display broke after a fall. The touch screen has stopped working but I am reluctant to accept the device merely as a paper weight. I do have some use cases ...
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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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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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How to turn off flashing notification LED on HTC Sensation XE?

Two problems: The LED flashes green every now and then. I disabled all options in Setting-Display-Notification flash, but it just keeps on flashing now and then. How can I completely turn it off? ...
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What does the voice privacy setting do?

In perusing the settings on my EVO today, I noticed that there is an option under call settings named "Voice Privacy". The description beneath the checkbox merely states "Enable enhanced privacy ...
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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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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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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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Vibrations or not depending on phone position

Is there any chance to disable phone vibrations when phone is in straight horizontal position? (eg. on the table). I want to have vibrations turned on only when I have it in my pocket, close to the ...
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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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How can I delay the screen's password lock on my Stratosphere?

I need my to have my screen be password locked, but I want it to kick in after only 5-10 minutes (i.e., if I lock my phone and unlock it a moment later, I don't want to have to put in my password ...
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Is it possible to set the language and locale to different values?

I'd like to have all the text displayed in English (US), but use the Polish (Poland) formatting for numbers, dates etc. On a desktop Linux system, I'd set LANG to pl_PL and LC_MESSAGES to en_US. Is ...
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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, ...