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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, ...
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How do I set Wi-Fi sleep policy to Never on Froyo 2.2 Droid X without Advanced Wi-Fi Settings menu?

I've encountered the following instructions on a forum about battery drain Set Wi-Fi sleep to Never in the Settings > Wireless & Networks > Wi-Fi Settings > Advanced >Wi-Fi Sleep ...
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CM7 GPS works randomly, no rhyme or reason, is there a fix?

I have the Incredible and here are the specs: CyanogenMod 7.1.0 Stable Baseband: 2.15.00.07.28 I can't seem to get my GPS to run in a stable manner. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. ...
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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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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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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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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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Call settings missing in settings after updating to Ice Cream Sandwich

I updated my Google Nexus S to Android 4.0.3. Now the call settings seems to be missing and video calling is not working. When I hard boot the device it shows "LOCK STATE -LOCKED".
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Undo Android 4.0 (aka Ice Cream Sandwich) Full Disk Encryption

Just upgraded my Nexus S to Android 4 aka Ice Cream Sandwich. Was looking through all the new features, and decided to enable encryption, which worked (and is working) just fine. Now I'm wondering if ...
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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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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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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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How to find how many hours an Android phone has been used?

I want to know if there is a method that can tell me how many hours an Android phone has been used. Just like we have cheat codes that we used for Nokia phones; they tell us the hours (regardless of ...
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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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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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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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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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Unknown Tag Type collection

Since purchasing my Samsung Nexus S I have been bombarded by 'New Tag Collected' Tag Type 'Unknown'. I have since learned how to turn this off, but I was wondering what these Tags are and where are ...
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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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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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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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How can I prevent my screen from turning off while on a phone call?

When I'm on a call my screen turns off after X seconds. Half the time I can't get it to turn back on without pushing the on/off button, which I have set to terminate a phone call (because half the ...
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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 do some Android apps need access to my SD card and fine location?

I understand why apps like Maps need to know my specific location, but is it safe to allow any application to access these things? Are there any clues as to which apps are safe and which aren't? ...
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Help! Google is downloading books to me without my permission or involvement

I noticed I had updates the other day, and was surprised to see that my phone (Droid X, Gingerbread) was downloading Alice in Wonderland. I did not ask for this book, and I don't want it on my phone ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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How can I change password for my Exchange settings

Due to corporate policy, I was forced to change my domain password, which impacts also the access to Exchange server. Now I need to update that password also in my Android phone (Galaxy S, Android ...
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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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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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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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How do I change the time zone (which is disabled) in Honeycomb on a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1?

When I first turned on my Galaxy Tab 10.1, I told it to automatically set the time. Unfortunately now the time zone is set to GMT+00:00 in the Date & time settings, and is disabled (so I can't ...
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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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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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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]