0
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1answer
997 views

Where can I find local installation files? [closed]

I'm rather new to Android development. Where I work there are pretty tight security measures (firewall etc) preventing me to download API 15 from within Eclipse. We configured Eclipse's proxy ...
9
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4answers
6k views

Barcode Scanning with a low res camera (3.2mp)

I have two phones, one has a 3.2mp camera, the other has an 8mp camera. I downloaded the 'Barcode Scanner' app on both phones, it works on the 8mp phone but the 3.2mp phone doesnt pick up any barcodes ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Change sort order of contacts

I have a HTC Legend with Android 2.2. My contacts usually have first name and last name filled in. The ordering and display consists of <first name> <last name>. Since I know most of my ...
2
votes
2answers
23k views

Phone not updating Market to Google Play?

I have the TELUS Samsung Galaxy S2 X (T989D) running Gingerbread (v2.3.5). Today my friend (who has the Samsung Galaxy S2 (TI9100)) told me that they changed the Android Market to Google Play. I ...
5
votes
1answer
2k views

What's the Android Devices section of Google Dashboard for?

I noticed the Android Devices section of Dashboard is empty for me. I've had 3 android devices so far, all synced with my Google account. The Android Market section of Dashboard correctly shows my ...
4
votes
1answer
285 views

Is there a voice action shortcut in ICS?

Android 4.0 doesn't have a magnifying glass search button like most pre-ICS phones. I'm actually one of the people who used the long-press search button often with voice actions. Is there a ...
3
votes
2answers
163 views

Is Google Play rebranded app being pushed to India? [closed]

My Android Market is still Android Market. I am eager to update it manually, but I prefer official way when payment is involved. In India, only app store is available.. no music, book and movie ...
2
votes
2answers
294 views

ICS upgrade for Asus Transformer should be available OTA

I can read everywhere here in France that the OTA version of Ice Cream Sandwich is available for the Asus Transformer TF101. But when I check for a new firmware, it finds nothing. Is there a step I ...
9
votes
1answer
4k views

Alarm which could Ring even when Device is Off

Android smartphones are smarter than traditional mobile phones in all aspects, but I am unable to find this smartness in one aspect: In those classic mobile phones, there was an option to ring the ...
7
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1answer
291 views

Problem purchasing android apps

I bought humble bundle for PC, which comes with some games available on android market, played the games a bit, uninstalled, then I went to market and wanted to buy a second copy of OSMOS HD, but it ...
6
votes
1answer
2k views

Update Market Application to Google Play Market Application

I have the problem with latest update which re-brands "Market" app to "Google Play Market" app. At one moment "Market" icon disappeared from both home screen and applications. I was seeking for the ...
2
votes
1answer
238 views

Getting “The application [APPLICATION NAME] ( [APPLICATION ADDRESS] ) has stopped working unexpectedly. Please try again”

I have a Motorola Razor running on Android Version 2.2.2. Over the past 3 days, whenever I turn on the phone, the following message appears on the screen: "The application [APPLICATION NAME] ( ...
1
vote
2answers
627 views

Is Google Play Music the same as the stock Android Music App?

Is Google Play Music (formerly Google Music) the same app as the stock Android Music app? I have a Nexus S running Android 2.3.6. I live in a country, Italy, where the Google Play Music service is ...
6
votes
1answer
638 views

What happens when an SDcard is inserted?

I have a rooted Sony Tablet S, and one of my issues with it is that there is little onboard storage. The Sony-recommended way of dealing with this is to transfer files between internal and external ...
2
votes
1answer
33k views

How do I save images from google search on my Galaxy Ace (Android Version:2.2.1)

When I want to search for an image and I get the image results, I do not see a download option when I select a particular image (although the URL is of a .jpg file) Is there an app for that or some ...
38
votes
5answers
406k views

Getting “Authentication is required” when trying to access the Play Store

Over the past week, whenever I try to open the Play Store/Market app on my phone, the app thinks for a while and then displays this error message: Authentication is required. You need to sign ...
12
votes
1answer
975 views

How to determine which app is creating a notification

I am running Android 2.2 on HTC Legend. I have a LOT of applications installed on it. Today, after I changed my mobile operator, a notification appeared in the top bar. When I click on it, it says ...
2
votes
3answers
2k views

How can I stop an ongoing sync process on my Desire?

yesterday I decided to upload all my phone's photos using PICASA. I thought the task would have required one hour or so but instead it is still running and is extremely slow! I would like to stop it ...
4
votes
1answer
251 views

Can I limit Kindle purchases to only 1 device on my account?

I have 3 kindle devices linked to my account for my kids to read books as well. We each buy our own books on the one amazon Kindle account however at times we dont want to share our purchases onto ...
5
votes
4answers
868 views

Why is it that Android still can't be installed as regular OS?

Are there any technical or others reasons why Android is still a firmware and not an OS which can be just installed without a lot of hassle? Why there is no universal image which could detect ...
4
votes
2answers
410 views

Suspend a phone

I was wondering if I could suspend my phone. Let's say I'm running out of battery and I'm also expecting an important call in a few hours time. Instead of shutting down the phone and starting up ...
2
votes
1answer
6k views

Install built-in system languages

I open Settings->Language and keyboard->Samsung Keypad->Input languages and there is a very limited range of languages there. In my friend's phone there are more locales I'd like to support in my ...
3
votes
1answer
463 views

Personalized Mass Text tool (app)?

I want to: Send massive personlized text messages. Example of what I want to do: Send the same template to George & Juan Hey Juan, how are you doing? Hey George, how are you doing? without ...
2
votes
0answers
400 views

Android hangs after rebooting when upgrading to 2.3.5

I used HTC's update software functionality to upgrade my Android to version 2.3.5. Though, upon reboot all I get is the cryptic icon (a phone and a red triagle with an exclamation mark inside). When ...
6
votes
5answers
1k views

Outer-shell music buttons like in iOS

I just dumped my iOS device for the sake of Android (iTunes, flash lack and other reasons). I'm trying to retain the features I got used to on the iOS. One of them was the ability to start, pause, ...
5
votes
1answer
927 views

Mark as unread button in email application?

is there a hidden "Mark as read" button I'm not aware of in the email app in Android?
4
votes
1answer
227 views

Active auto correction like in iOS

I'm pretty new from Android, just dumped my iOS device. I find it pretty annoying with this feature missing that is auto correction and auto-complete. In iOS whenever you misspell a word or type a ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

<HTCData><Facebook> auto sync after changing ROM

I had stock rom for my HTC Wildfire S with HTC Sense and facebook. I had joined contacts - Google account and Facebook friends. Now I flashed to Cyanogen mod 7 and they are not synchronised. But I ...
2
votes
1answer
85 views

Do I have to do anything different when flashing a ROM with Odin if I'm coming from CM7?

When I first flashed CM7 on my SGS, I had an issue with my sim card and had to revert to stock. However, Odin got stuck and I my phone refused to go into download mode (see my comment in this ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

changing x10 mini pro keyboard from querty to azerty CM7 pro's ROM

I've just managed to install CM7 Ron on my Xperia x10 mini pro but when I type with the physical/slide keyboard I can't seem to change it from querty to azerty any ideas?
5
votes
1answer
1k views

Are apps in SD card available after a factory reset?

If I move some applications to a SD card and perform a factory reset, will they be available when I plug the card back again after the reset, even if the device's primary account changed?
4
votes
1answer
549 views

Why do I see less memory on my Asus tablet then specified?

I have asus eee pad transformer tf101. In application/running I see 195mb used+ 366mb free = 560mb. But it should be 1 gb by specification! Then in Quodrant in section memmory I see: Total: 745932 ...
4
votes
1answer
7k views

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 ...
9
votes
1answer
15k views

Disable all software installation

Is there a way to block (by a password/PIN code or what else) all kinds of software installation on an Android tablet/smart phone? I understand it is possible to block by a PIN code Market app ...
3
votes
2answers
5k views

How can I set a new app as my default launcher on a Galaxy Ace?

I downloaded a launcher app on my Samsung Galaxy Ace (iPhone Locker; actually its a locker app but it pretends to be a launcher). Now when I press the Home button, the list of launcher apps pops up. ...
8
votes
1answer
3k views

Can I change the dalvik cache location e.g. with a symbolic link?

I currently use Link2SD since my phone's onboard storage is insufficient for more than a few essential apps. It is very effective but limited to when the phone is on. While changing ROMs, the dalvik ...
4
votes
2answers
4k views

How can I edit values in memory?

Is it possible to edit values in memory used by an app? I would assume this requires root.
3
votes
1answer
636 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
82 views

Why have some of my apps started coming up as tiny shrunken windows

Sometime in the last week a few of the apps installed on my Galaxy Nexus are coming up as tiny shrunken windows that are completely unusable. Here's an example: Very boring picture, the point being ...
11
votes
2answers
207 views

Milestone outperforming Galaxy Nexus on mobile data connection speed

I recently switched from a Motorola Milestone to a Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and it seems the quality of my mobile data connections drops considerably between the devices without any apparent reason. The ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Alternate (keyboard) task switching method for CM9

I frequently switch between a terminal and a web browser/kindle while working on the device with a bluetooth keyboard. The method I used on the stock 3.2 (with TouchWiz) ROM: press the home key on ...
3
votes
1answer
9k views

How do I back up (and restore) my phone before installing a custom ROM? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to backup an Android device? I am thinking of installing a custom ROM such as CM7 on my AT&T Galaxy S2 (SGH-i777). I have already rooted it. What is the best ...
7
votes
1answer
389 views

What are the advantages of a separate tethering app over the built-in tethering controls?

I just rooted by AT&T Galaxy S2 (SGH-i777) to troubleshoot battery usage. I also would like to tether my laptop (OS X Lion) to make use of my phone's data connection intermittently while ...
9
votes
1answer
12k views

How do I root my Samsung Galaxy S?

How do I root my Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000?
3
votes
2answers
6k views

Is there a way/app to block outgoing international calls, without activating the network provider's International Call Barring?

I 'accidentally' dial international numbers a lot - don't ask why, long story :). Is there an app that would restrict me from calling international numbers, or warn me before connecting the call? I ...
2
votes
1answer
223 views

gmail app not updating emails

My Gmail app that I have installed in my Android 2.3.5 phone has stopped receiving or sending new emails since the last couple of days. What can I do to fix this synchronization issue? Any ...
6
votes
3answers
61k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
5k views

How to restore/add google search to android browser - Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830L

I own a rooted Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830L. My carrier decide it was a good idea to remove Google search from the default android browser replacing it with a absolutely useless search engine they ...
3
votes
1answer
238 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

Controlling a Google TV remotely via SSH

I have a Sony Google TV running firmware 3.2. Is it possible to install a simple SSH server and log into it remotely via SSH, and then issue commands to change TV channels, load websites in Chrome, ...

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