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Any help on a HTC Desire GPS problem after Android 2.2 Froyo update?

I have an HTC Desire with T-Mobile Germany branding. Last Sunday I finally got the long-awaited Android 2.2 update from my operator. The update ran successfully. However, since then it doesn't get the ...
4
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3answers
482 views

Low on internal data storage - looks like the some apps use a lot!

So, looking at the Gmail, Twitter, and Facebook apps for example, the apps themselves only take up 3-4 MB each, but then the app data is like 10+ MB for each. Is that stored data the synced copies of ...
4
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3answers
277 views

Simplenote clients [closed]

I recently started using Simplenote. I want to be able to take and read my notes while on the go. There is a native iOS app, but not for Android. Are there third-party apps that will sync with ...
8
votes
1answer
248 views

Is Google Earth available for Android phones?

I saw a list of top free apps in a magazine. Yeah, one of those old fashioned things with glossy paper made from dead trees. Anyway, the SPARQCode yielded an app not found message from Android Market. ...
23
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6answers
7k views

What are the Pros and Cons to running CyanogenMod?

Can anyone that's used it list the relevant benefits and drawbacks? I'm actually more interested in the drawbacks and limitations because its not hard to find praise for it. Edit: Ooops, I forgot to ...
8
votes
1answer
22k views

How to remote control using Droid VNC Server via USB?

I have installed Droid VNC Server on my Android phone 2.2 (CyanogenMod), but it is not clear how to control now my phone via USB. When I start the server on the phone it gives me an IP but I cannot ...
23
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1answer
2k views

What are the advantages of a custom ROM over rooted stock?

What can a custom ROM provide beyond rooting that I can't get by downloading an application?
7
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2answers
25k views

What does APK stand for? What is the internal format?

Is APK an abbreviation for Android Package Kit? What about the file itself? Is it an archive such as ZIP where during install the installer extracts and copies the files onto the file system?
3
votes
1answer
5k views

How can I install additional audio/video codecs on Android?

Does android separate the module between video player and video codec? If so, how do we install more codec to the system?
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vote
1answer
497 views

swap space for performance [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How will a swap partition/file affect the system? so what do you think, is it better to use swap space or not for small memory phone such as T-Mobile G1 to increase ...
10
votes
7answers
5k views

What effect does tasker/locale have on battery life?

Locale and tasker look pretty cool. How much effect will they have on battery life?
21
votes
4answers
1k views

Android and iTunes

Is it possible to sync an Android phone with iTunes? If so, are there any limitations?
10
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2answers
2k views

How can I prevent services from running in the background? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I stop applications and services from running? Is there a way to prevent the service apps (or any other apps) from automatically running in the background?
8
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6answers
13k views

How to close (shutdown/kill) the Android web browser?

I did read this question What is the right way to close apps in Android? but I want to know how to close - that means close - application to save power and download limit. My observations tell me ...
8
votes
5answers
11k views

How to show the battery percentage remaining in numbers?

At the moment Android 2.2 has a pretty incomprehensible icon of a battery that shows remaining strength. Is there a way to switch that to a numeric display (like is available on the iPhone)?
4
votes
1answer
1k views

Can I have notification sounds repeat every few minutes?

Is it possible on a Droid X to repeat the notification sounds on a regular basis (perhaps every 5 minutes or so)? When I get a voicemail, I want it to beep every few minutes to remind me to check it.
14
votes
4answers
2k views

Entering a backtick with the Swype keyboard

I have a Samsung Galaxy S and use the Swype keyboard by default (OK, I'm addicted to it). Using Swype, I can't find the backtick character, `, which limits my ability to answer questions or add ...
3
votes
7answers
649 views

How usable is the Android browser on “average” web sites?

I'm thinking about buying an Android phone to use for light web browsing while traveling. How well does the Android browser work on average web pages? Besides the smaller screen and lack of flash are ...
12
votes
6answers
1k views

Is Skype available for all Android flavors or just Verizon?

I see that Skype offers an Android version, but it only works on Verizon? Fring used to connect to Skype, but now it looks like they don't. Is there no Skype client for Android?
6
votes
2answers
15k views

How do I install the new Gmail app on Cyanogen?

The same thing is happening with the new Gmail as happened with Voice Search. This again? adb remount adb shell rm /system/app/Gmail.apk adb uninstall com.google.android.Gmail
2
votes
2answers
140 views

Is there a way to customize the services in the direct contact shortcut?

I added a contact shortcut to my home screen, and I noticed that the Messaging icon in the pop-up changed to Handcent when I changed the default messaging app on my phone. One thing that's always ...
18
votes
12answers
30k views

Are there any command line SSH clients available for rooted Android phones?

I of course have ConnectBot, but I'm looking for something I can script. Edit: To clarify here, I'm not interested in running scripts from a terminal. What I want to do is run an SSH command in an ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

HTC Magic with OpenEclair: Factory reset doesn't work!

today I got an old HTC Magic phone with OpenEclair (Android 2.1-update) installed on it. Unfortunately there is still the Gmail account of another person linked with it, which I'd like to remove. ...
7
votes
6answers
7k views

Can I automatically check in to Foursquare?

Is there any app or setting that will automatically check in to foursquare when I arrive at a venue without having to take out the phone and click the app? Preferably something where I can mark ...
12
votes
7answers
3k views

What are some solutions for remotely connecting to an Android phone?

I sit at a desk for most of the day, and having my phone (Sprint HTC Hero) sitting next to me is very useful, but it can be distracting to move my focus away from my PC to control my phone when ...
2
votes
3answers
2k views

Why don't some widgets work on Cyanogen?

I have a HTC Hero CDMA that I upgraded to Cyanogen 6. I'm on version 6.0.0-Heroc-testing2. Before installing Cyanogen, I had the official Twitter widget and official Facebook widget on one of my ...
10
votes
3answers
2k views

Limit sync'ed address book entries to bluetooth car-kit

Is there an app (because I don't see it as a feature) to limit the address book entries to a particular category when accessing via bluetooth? My car will only take 1000 phone numbers, but my address ...
5
votes
2answers
2k views

How do I enter proxy server details?

My work WiFi routes traffic through a proxy server. Is there a way to enter proxy server settings so that my Android can successfully make web requests? My previous phone was a WinMo 6.0 and this was ...
3
votes
1answer
706 views

Two Google calendars on my Android (HTC)?

I can access my personal Google calendar. Can I also access my work Google calendar (we use Google Apps)? Can I Merge these two, but not share my personal calendar with work mates? Set it up not ...
11
votes
2answers
348 views

How can I stop Android from automatically searching a term when I choose it from my search history?

Currently if I search for something like "Why am I so awesome," then at a later time I want to elaborate on that search and start typing in "Why am..." my search history will show the previously ...
15
votes
4answers
19k views

How can I boost the volume on my Droid's speaker?

I used to have an app for my Treo called "Volume Care" that let me boost the volume of my speaker beyond what the factory settings allowed. Is there any app or hack that would allow me to push my ...
3
votes
3answers
605 views

Alternative keyboard with Czech language dictionary?

Is there any alternative keyboard for Android HTC Desire 2.1 that supports English/Czech dictionary and easy way to switch between them?
6
votes
1answer
2k views

Can I override the default DNS settings on an HTC Evo without root access?

Is there any way to override the Sprint DNS server(s) used by default on the 3G connection of an HTC Evo running Froyo without root access? The reason I want to do this is because some sites are able ...
1
vote
1answer
112 views

shutting down takes ages (HTC Desire 2.1)

I wanted to reboot my HTC and it was shutting down for more than 10-15mins so I removed the battery... What can I do next time? Is that ok to be shutting down for ever? The mobile is almost new one. ...
2
votes
1answer
578 views

desktop shortcut to phone options?

can I have shortcut to airplane mode and/or phone options (power off/airplane mode etc) I do not like the current way of holding power on/off button for some time
1
vote
1answer
324 views

custom arrangement of favorites in default (HTC) browser?

can I arrange my favorites in default HTC Desire (2.1) web browser the way I want? Not only by newest, mostly used, alphabetical?
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Why does my Xperia X10 spontaneously reboot?

Several times a day I find out that my Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 is waiting for PIN entry, probably because of a soft reboot. It annoys me to no end, and I end up missing calls beacuse of this. Is ...
1
vote
3answers
236 views

Access synced Exchange calendar from desktop browser

I know this is a bit tangential, but bear with me. The Exchange calendar sync works perfectly for me, however, it would be AWESOME if I could see my exchange calendar with my other Google calendars ...
2
votes
3answers
7k views

I have rooted my phone, but why can't I Telnet?

I have a T-Mobile G1 and rooted it using AndRoot. I've confirmed that I have root by using Wireless Tethering, I get all the required request superuser permission dialogues. However when I go to the ...
4
votes
5answers
21k views

Can I get a shortcut to the Downloaded Files folder?

When an file or app downloads (as opposed to installing directly), the downloads open up. Otherwise, I can't seem to navigate in there. Is there a way, on a stock, un-rooted Android, to navigate to ...
4
votes
1answer
214 views

Is there a way to disable “call from” when I use Google Voice?

I love Google Voice, but I don't want people calling me to be asked to say their name and I don't want to be told to "press one" to accept their calls. I just want to get my calls. Is there a way to ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

Switch between ringer and vibrate based on schedule?

Certain times of the week I would like the phone to be on vibrate and other times of the week I want it to be on ringer. I would like to setup a schedule for these changes to happen automatically. Can ...
1
vote
2answers
556 views

Installing Froyo on Milestone

Is there a way to install Froyo on the Motorola Milestone? I understand that Motorola is planning a deployment of this release in Q1 2011 but I just wish I had it now!
14
votes
6answers
6k views

Is there a way to customize vibrate patterns?

Like many people my phone is most of the time in silent/vibrate mode. I was wondering if there's a way to assign different vibration patterns for different notifications, just like we do for ringtones ...
5
votes
2answers
2k views

What functions are in the ROM of an Android phone?

I would like to get a clear picture of what is in the ROM vs. what is in the OS. This will help me understand what those custom ROMs are all about.
2
votes
1answer
583 views

How can I create a settings shortcut for always on data?

I have always-on mobile data set to off most of the time to conserve battery, but I find the need to switch it on every once in a while - using Pandora, the odd large file to/from Dropbox, etc. The ...
5
votes
2answers
2k views

Sometimes Market update gets stuck downloading. How can I cancel?

Sometimes when I update an app through Market the download gets stuck at 0% or 100% and won't finish download or finish installing. The only way I've found to work around this is to uninstall the app, ...
1
vote
3answers
837 views

HTC Sense crashing often on Incredible since update to Froyo (Android 2.2)

Since I upgraded my Incredible to Android 2.2, Froyo, the HTC Sense UI has been crashing often, but always when I am in an app. In other words, sometimes when I exit an app, I see that the Sense ...
4
votes
3answers
23k views

How to use an Android device as bluetooth USB dongle?

Is there a way to use my android device as a bluetooth USB dongle without rooting it?
5
votes
2answers
464 views

Why my photos end up half dark?

Sometimes my motorola milestone camera goes crazy and starts out to take photos half dark. I noticed that it only happens when flash is on. Also, I've seem this happening when the battery is low ...

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