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Alternatives to Smart Actions for non-Motorola devices?

Motorola's recent selection of Android gadgets (particularly, the Droid Razr) sport a Smart Actions application that automatically modifies your phone settings when certain events occur -- for ...
2
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2answers
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“USB Storage damaged. It may need reformatting” error message in status bar

On rebooting my Samsung Galaxy S2 (running Villain ROM 3), I got an error in the status bar "USB Storage damaged. It may need reformatting". File managers like Astro fail to open the /mnt/sdcard ...
4
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0answers
211 views

Problems searching and joining network with Nexus One

I have a Nexus One, unlocked from Google. It is not rooted nor running custom firmware. I am trying to use it with 2 different international sim cards, which have worked in other peoples phones. I ...
4
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2answers
2k views

How can I disable the Android Market temporarily?

My kids play games on my tablet, and I would like to disable the Android Market and in-app purchasing for the duration of their use of the device. Is there any option, third-party software or any ...
2
votes
2answers
425 views

Will a UK Android telephone work in Japan?

I am on the UK carrier Vodafone, and wish to upgrade my phone soon. I am going to Japan for five months next year, and would ideally like a phone which I can use out there, with a Japanese sim card. ...
8
votes
5answers
51k views

How can I sync all folders from an Exchange server (not just the Inbox)?

I am using a Samsung Galaxy S2 (Android 2.3.4) and have set up the native email app to synchronize with an MS Exchange 2007 server. The problem I am noticing is that I'm only notified for a new email ...
1
vote
1answer
346 views

Will Droid Bionic with Extended Battery Fit Inside the Otterbox Defender Case?

I have a Droid Bionic and I keep it in an Otterbox Defender case. I would like to get the extended battery but am concerned that my Bionic might no longer fit within my Otterbox. Has anyone tried ...
4
votes
2answers
1k views

Are Android OS updates region specific?

Well, I have a Galaxy Ace with 2.3.3, build XWKPY and Samsung Kies doesn't show an update to 2.3.4 yet. I'm thinking of manually updating it through Odin and I need to know if I can just download any ...
4
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2answers
1k views

Froyo Proxy settings

How do I set (global) proxy settings in Froyo? I want to access market, but my college wifi does not work without proxy. EDIT: Is there any way to set proxy without rooting?
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2answers
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Can I force move to sd card applications that don't want to be moved there?

disclaimer: of course I can move apps which allow that, using "manage applications" menu. There are apps, some stock ones and some downloaded, that for some reason don't have the "movable to sdcard" ...
2
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0answers
497 views

USB storage crashing copying files >8MB [closed]

I "turn on USB storage", and I correctly see the sd card unit on my computer. I can browse the directories, but as soon as I try to copy a file out, after 8MB it crashes: on the android device it ...
2
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1answer
478 views

SD Card partition named differently on different devices - breaks music player

I have recently moved from a Droid 2 to Droid 3, both running Android 2.3. The same SD card registers as "sdcard" on the D2, and "sdcard ext" on D3. Probably for this reason, I am having problems with ...
1
vote
1answer
219 views

Freeing up space on SD card

I'm trying to clear some space on my SD card, so I can run AnTuTu Benchmark. Also, having some extra space for music would be great. I'm assuming apps installed to your SD card can eat up free space ...
2
votes
1answer
929 views

How to update rooted HTC Incredible

I rooted my HTC Incredible a few months ago by following a tutorial. My phone downloaded an OTA update and is asking to update. I would like to update and remain rooted. How do I go about doing this? ...
3
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3answers
1k views

Why do some games ask for calling/SMS permissions?

More and more Android apps (games to be specific) require permissions to make calls. Some of them also require permission to send SMS, read bookmarks, history, etc. What is the explanation for this? I ...
0
votes
1answer
202 views

Will I be able to make video calls over Skype with ACME Tablet TB01?

I want to buy ACME Tablet TB01 and I want to know if it will allow to speak over Skype using both front or back camera. Can I make video calls?
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0answers
150 views

How can I prevent long SMS messages from auto-converting to MMS? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “Converting to multimedia message” when forwarding large SMS I have a Galaxy S I9000. I can't send long messages. When it reaches the 3 SMS limit it changes ...
1
vote
2answers
340 views

why do I have to move my apps manually to the SD card to free up space?

If the internal memory is so precious why doesn't Android move the apps to the SD card automatically. I just don't get the logic of searching through the All Apps list one by one to get a couple of ...
2
votes
1answer
176 views

What is the process for reformatting SD Card without breaking the current applications on my HTC Incredible?

Here's my scenario: HTC Incredible, Rooted to MIUI, with an 8GB SD card. I want to reformat my SD card because I have a ton of junk on it from before I rooted it, so I want to start with a clean ...
2
votes
0answers
764 views

Sync My Calendar with Outlook/Exchange 2010 using Kies messes up dates on Galaxy S II

I have a Samsung Galaxy S II running Gingerbread (2.3.5). I tried synchronizing My Calendar with Outlook/Exchange 2010 (Outlook running on Win7) using Kies (over USB). I started with a clean calendar ...
1
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3answers
18k views

Remove contacts from synced Exchange account, without removing them from the server

How can I remove contacts from accounts I don't sync with anymore? Without being afraid of removing them from the "source" exchange account now or in the future? Background: When installing the email ...
2
votes
1answer
5k views

How to access the internal ringtone folder on rooted 2.2?

I have a rooted Samsung GT5510 running 2.2. I have tried in vain, using different file explorers, to locate the built in ringtones (folder). Can someone please point me to the right path? Is it inside ...
0
votes
3answers
97 views

Missing “left screen” in my SGS1 . How can it be added?

I have stuff on the 7th screen and I've expected to be able to reach it on left swipe from homescreen, but it is not so. How can I configure it ? Does it require some non-default launcher?
3
votes
1answer
3k views

Can't connect Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 to PC after root

I have a Samsung S5830 phone. After I rooted it using upd-1.zip I got a superuser icon in the app list. However my PC won't recognize it. I have Kies installed and all Samsung drivers but it seems the ...
2
votes
2answers
15k views

Applications keep restarting [duplicate]

Whenever I'm done with an application, I always exit using the back button. Somehow applications like Viber, WhatsApp, Facebook, Videos, Email, Google Maps, etc keep restarting on their own. I have ...
1
vote
1answer
123 views

How can I stop my sent emails from containing raw HTML?

When I send an email from my official exchange server, the person who receives it, whether through web access or through Outlook, gets the email with HTML coding! It is very embarrassing and I have ...
8
votes
2answers
1k views

Asus EEE Transformer never gets a GPS fix unless I reboot it

I have an Asus EEE Transformer (not the prime) that has unreliable GPS performance. I usually just fire up Google Maps in my car and use the navigation but the tablet always gets stuck with "Searching ...
31
votes
3answers
217k views

Where on the file system are SMS messages stored?

Where in the file system are SMS messages stored? I'm using ES File Explorer to browse around but can't seem to find this - is it on the phone or the SD, and where? I have an HTC Wildfire but I ...
5
votes
1answer
743 views

Activate voice recognition with keyword

I want to have the mic listening for a keyword and then have it turn on Google recognizer? Has anyone been able to do this and how? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
4
votes
1answer
558 views

How can I add a search button to my dock on a Galaxy Nexus?

I just saw a tweet where someone had added a search button to the 3 docked software buttons So I'd like to know how to add the search button (or any other) to the dock with the Back, Home and ...
4
votes
4answers
32k views

Can I delete the log files on my device?

I'm currently developing on an Android 2.3.4 device. I've got root access to the file system, and I'm looking for the location of the system log files (like /var/log) so that I can delete them, but ...
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votes
1answer
2k views

How can I install CyanogenMod on my HTC Magic?

How can I install CyanogenMod on my HTC Magic? Is there a tutorial or guide for this that I can follow? Sorry guys..if you feel that I was asking a silly question..! my intention was to have a brief ...
1
vote
1answer
345 views

'Clock' app does not show up in Running Applications

My Nexus S comes with a default clock application where I can set an alarm. When I set an alarm then I see a little clock in my status bar. If I go to 'Manage Applications' or 'Running Services', I ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

Manual Update: Exclude a certain apps from notifications

I have an application with a manual update available. I do not want to update it (I prefer the older one). In the previous Google Market app (it changed, sorry I do not remember older version number) ...
3
votes
1answer
214 views

Is allowing an OTA to install after rooting a good idea?

I have a rooted phone with the stock ROM/Kernel. I only use the tethering hack outside of the stock ROM. I was prompted with "System Update" this morning. Should I stay away from this update, or would ...
1
vote
1answer
21k views

How do I factory reset when my Sprint LG phone that won't boot?

I have a Sprint LG model# LS670. When turning on the power it just displays the Android logo in a loop. How do I factory reset it?
1
vote
1answer
444 views

Saving a PDF file downloaded from browser

I have the need of downloading and forwarding a PDF receipt downloaded from Firefox (Firefox runs in Honeycomb, not on PC!). I know that the PDF should be "protected" because Adobe Reader on PC says ...
5
votes
2answers
7k views

Answer my phone on my Tablet?

I have an Android phone (HTC Desire Z), I also have a Android tablet (Acer Iconia Tab A501). I would like to link up my phone to my tablet so I can answer my phone on my tablet. Is this possible ...
5
votes
2answers
2k views

How does one disable the media scanner? (obviously on a rooted device)

Running a rooted Galaxy S2 with DarkyROM2 2.3.5 & SuperCore kernel. I have a 32 GB microSD card in addition to the 16 GB internal storage, and it takes ages to scan both when the phone boots. At ...
2
votes
0answers
118 views

Market on phone showing different prices to web browser? [closed]

Has anyone experienced this weird problem with the Android Market when accessing on the phone. Firstly, I'm in Australia, so expect prices for apps to be shown in AUD, but when I first open the ...
1
vote
1answer
7k views

Connect camera to the Android phone via cable

When travelling I usually bring my camera for pictures and my Android phone for communication. Camera is better than the phone for pictures, since it works faster and has better quality sensor. But ...
0
votes
1answer
301 views

How to stream videos I own to an android device? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a DLNA enabled media player for Android? Video streaming from PC to Android? I've largely been an iPhone/iPad person. I am looking at getting a Kindle Fire or ...
1
vote
2answers
958 views

Use my device as laser pointer

I'm not sure if this is possible, but knowing that is possible to use the device as mouse I think this should also be possible: Somehow connect the phone with a PC, then in the place you touch from ...
2
votes
3answers
4k views

Does Android support the Exchange ActiveSync policy “Encrypt storage card”?

Without middleware, without Google Apps, does Android support the Exchange ActiveSync policy "encrypt storage card."? According to Wikipedia, Android doesn't support the ActiveSync command to encrypt ...
5
votes
2answers
243 views

Can my friend's android phone impersonate the star ship Enterprise?

I was recently trol... browsing reddit and found they geekiest command to boldly go where no command has gone before play -n -c1 synth whitenoise lowpass -1 120 lowpass -1 120 lowpass -1 120 gain +14 ...
5
votes
3answers
10k views

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 ...
8
votes
1answer
2k views

Use android phone with broken screen as WiFi camera

The screen of my android phone is broken and since I couldn't find a replacement screen I thought of using the phone as wifi camera. I've installed IP cam and use the android.screencast to control and ...
1
vote
1answer
335 views

Why doesn't Samsung Kies show an update for my Galaxy Ace?

My phone has Android 2.3.3, build GINGERBREAD.XWPKY. I have the latest version of Kies and my phone isn't rooted. But I believe I should see an upgrade to 2.3.5 there. Any clues? Note: When I first ...
2
votes
1answer
482 views

Android Market cannot be opened and cannot download any applications

When I first bought my GT-i5801, I could easily access the Android Market and there was no hassle in downloading any applications I want. But then one time it had a virus or something that doesn't ...
12
votes
5answers
21k views

How do I remove a review I've written from the Android Market app?

How do I delete a review that I have written from the Android Market? Somewhere in Google's issue tracking software someone has raised this issue (I've lost the link, sorry), and the answer given was ...

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