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GTalk sound notification doesn't always work

I have a Sony-Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro SK17i with Android 2.3.4 and I tend to use the GTalk app quite a lot. I also use Gmail chat whenever I'm in front of a computer. Most of the time when I receive ...
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How can I install ClockworkMod recovery on my Motorola Defy+?

I want to install ClockworkMod recovery on my Motorola Defy+ in order to install Android 4.0.3 (ICS). Where can I get CMW to install? Are there any problems with ICS on the Defy Plus?
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1answer
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Auto retry failed SMS

Sometimes an SMS fails to send but I would not notice it as I already put the phone in my pocket? How do I set Android to automatically retry sending failed SMS?
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Cut power to a phone without a removable battery?

Well just as the title says, if you have a phone without a removable battery (HTC One X) and it freezes while modding it, how do you cut the power if you can't pop out the battery? I could see non ...
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1answer
814 views

Clock in Combined/Status Bar on ICS tablet overlaps the date when pops up

The Combined Bar (or Status Bar) on ICS shows the clock. When you tap this clock it pops up and shows details of any notifications. However, the clock in this popup overlaps the date on my DGM T-703 ...
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Odin not recognizing Galaxy Mini

I'm having a hard time with my friend's Galaxy Mini which I agreed to flash. I am a happy owner of S5360,I've flashed using odin before this is not my first try. Installed and updated kies on a ...
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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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1answer
694 views

How do I secure my Lenovo ThinkPad tablet against thieves when it doesn't have a Kensington lock? [closed]

The manual for the Lenovo ThinkPad doesn't say that it has a Kensington-like lock device on it, so are there any other ways for me to secure it against thieves? I'd like to secure my tablet against ...
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1answer
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Where does the standard Android Web Browser keep its history files?

As in, the included web browser (which isn't Chrome or Firefox). I'm using a Lenovo ThinkPad, by the way. But the results might be generalizable to other tablets.
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4answers
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How to see other partitions using the Terminal Emulator and mount them?

I just installed Android on my netbook and it caused it to not see Linux Mint on my machine and I'm assuming it removed it from the GRUB. Now the first problem is how do I see the contents of my ...
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1answer
146 views

Can installing Android on a Netbook reduce its power consumption?

I am running Linux Mint on my old netbook and it really consumes a lot of power. If I install Android, will it actually consume less power? I actually want to use the same device for at least 2-3 ...
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2answers
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Reason SD cards come FAT formated instead of Fat32?

I found my SD card to be FAT formated instead of a modern filesystem (at least fat32). This comes with the disadvantage of large allocation unit size (32kb) whilst most of the files are less than ...
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1answer
492 views

Having difficulty downgrading my Nexus S 4g

My Sprint Nexus S 4g is running CyanogenMod 9 (ICS 4.0.4). I want to use stock 2.3.6 which I got from https://sites.google.com/site/baroqueworksdevandroid/offcail-binary. In recovery mode I get this ...
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1answer
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What is the location of attachments that I download from the Gmail app?

I can't find where the files are saved after I download them from an email message. I'd be glad if you could direct me to the location.
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0answers
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To add widgets from the app drawer, launchers need to be installed in /system. Why?

ICS' stock launcher, Apex, Nova and Trebuchet all support adding widgets by dragging them from the app drawer. However they can only do this if they are installed as a system app. One of them - I ...
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0answers
386 views

Android not registering A and PTR records with DNS server

I have been running ISC BIND and DHCP servers on my private lan for quite some time now. Recently, I configured the two servers to enable Dynamic DNS updates to my private zone. It seems to be working,...
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1answer
4k views

How can I play a RealMedia stream?

I would like to play the RealMedia streams at http://www.cs.princeton.edu/theory/index.php/Main/AdditiveCombinatoricsMinicourse . I have installed the RealPlayer beta but all that happens is that the ...
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0answers
314 views

S2 not accepting activesync password

I had gone on a holiday to Singapore and had inserted a local SIM card. After a day, the phone stopped accepting my original password which was for the active sync. I am now back in India. How do i ...
9
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1answer
2k views

Want to disable album art in music player

My brain is wired to text. Album art conveys no useful information and I would like to just display the artist name and song title in large letters. Is there a way to disable or drastically reduce ...
2
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1answer
1k views

How does the safe/fastboot/recovery mode differ from the normal as seen from windows pc?

This is a related question to: How to install fastboot drivers? I have trouble using the command line fastboot program. I think that I don't have the correct drivers installed. How can I verify this?...
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0answers
243 views

Copy Text from SMS pulls wrong text

On my ICS 4.0.4 Nexus S when I go to a message that I've just sent to a person and select it, then 'Copy Text' and somewhere else 'Paste' the text it seems to pull the 4th/5th message above the one I'...
2
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0answers
200 views

Gtalk audio notifications with the application in focus

I have recently upgraded my Orange UK Samsung i9100p to ICS and have been having trouble with audio notifications for new gtalk messages. It seems it notifies you while you are in conversation with ...
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1answer
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USB tethering not working after installing CyanogenMod 7.2 on Samsung Galaxy Ace (GT-5830)

I recently installed CyanogenMod on my Galaxy Ace and now its USB tether option is not working. The phone is detected by my PC only when I check the USB debugging mode. I can tether with external ...
5
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4answers
8k views

How to turn off screen without affecting anything else?

When I press power button, it not just turns off the screen, but also locks the screen. I use WidgetLocker Lockscreen which is somewhat heavy. So, many apps stop working. For example, an in-app ...
5
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1answer
7k views

How to lock touchscreen without turning it off?

Pressing power button both turns off the screen (even if some application holding wakelock) and stops receiving input from it. How to stop receiving input (and require password to get into normal ...
4
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5answers
15k views

ICS (Android 4.0.3), Samsung Galaxy S2, Exchange Email

My phone just updated to ICS (Android version 4.0.3). Before I was able to ACCESS all sub-folders in my microsoft exchange email account, now I can only see my inbox! How do I fix this? Does anyone ...
1
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0answers
3k views

How to install fastboot drivers? [duplicate]

I have a cheap clone android (benss b3) that I managed to connect to win 7 by editing the .inf file in usb drivers. Now I want to load different ROMs via fastboot. However, when I boot to fastboot ...
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0answers
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How to fix - SD card works intermittently, rest of the time checks for errors

I bought a new 16GB micro SD card for my HTC Desire to replace the 4GB one it came with. I copied the contents of the old SD card to the new one and my phone loaded just fine. Then, every few hours, ...
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1answer
2k views

Is there a way to use Google location service without tracking my positions constantly in background?

I want to use Google location service based on wifi or cell tower data without gathering and sending my (later anonymized) positions to Google in background when I do not explicitly make the requests. ...
2
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2answers
1k views

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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3answers
556 views

Is there a reason why I need to remove my phone's battery after it crashes before I can turn it back on?

I have a Galaxy Nexus running on 4.0.1. I've noticed that when it crashes it usually requires a battery pull to get it working again. I was wondering if the pulling of the battery to get the phone to ...
8
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1answer
55k views

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?
7
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2answers
607 views

What determines power management policies in Android?

I am just approaching to the Smart Phone and Android world and have a couple of doubts: Which modules (and SW or FW?) decide the policies with which power is given to any component of the Smart ...
2
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2answers
896 views

How to browse securely, anonymously and without blocks on Android?

So here's your Average Joe at a coffee store, using the open Wifi on his shiny new Android phone. Obviously there are the same issues with using a laptop or any other device on an open network, ...
5
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2answers
2k views

Does Ice Cream Sandwich support native screen capture?

I understand that earlier versions of Android do not support a native screen capture feature, unless provided by the specific device, or you have a rooted device, or you have the Android SDK and link ...
5
votes
1answer
11k views

Remove Facebook and Gmail contacts

Some time ago I have synced my Facebook contacts (using Facebook for Android app) with my contacts. I also have my Gmail account synchronized. Having all those contacts is too much. I went to Account ...
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2answers
1k views

How to root but not root Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0

Recently my family signed up for an offer from Google called Screenwise Select. As a part of the deal we got a smartphone used to connect to our TV and monitor TV shows that we watch. The phone is a ...
1
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1answer
5k views

Installing RAM Into Your Android Powered Tablet? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you upgrade the RAM of an Android device? I recently purchased the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0. I am aware that it only has 1GB of Ram. I am running the Android Ice ...
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1answer
1k views

answering machine app on Galaxy Note

I want to install an answering machine app on Galaxy Note, didn't find anything interesting in Google. What do you recommend? Or is there such a feature on the phone itself, in settings or somewhere? ...
3
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1answer
1k views

The UI sounds on my Galaxy Nexus no longer play - how can I re-enable them?

I kind of like the touch sounds and unlock sound on my Galaxy Nexus, so I typically leave them enabled. Today I noticed that both of these sound effects had simply stopped playing, possibly after I ...
2
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1answer
416 views

Can mobile websites (not apps) access androids GPS Radio

We're creating a brief for a mobile website (not web app) and would like to know if a mobile website can access a handset's built in GPS radio to display the handset's location on a map. In short is ...
0
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0answers
77 views

Is there a way to recover deleted photos? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I recover a deleted file on Android? Data Recovery - How to Restore Deleted / Formatted Files on HD Micro SD Card Is there a way to recover deleted photos from my ...
0
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1answer
549 views

Internal SD periodically becomes inaccessible

I'm having an issue with my Samsung Galaxy S. My phone has trouble reading my internal SD card. When the problem occurs, I cannot take pictures, or even access the "My Files" folder. When I check the ...
0
votes
1answer
988 views

How do you load a local ROM with beebdroid?

I downloaded beebdroid, the bbc micro emulator and its working great but i cant figure out how to load a rom other than the ones it lists as being online.
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Can't delete “Layar” app from rooted Samsung 551

I rooted my Samsung 551 with Android 2.3.6 to delete some useless apps such as Orkut, Midnight Bowling and Layar. In trying to delete the Layar app (from /system/apps) I couldn't find it there and ...
1
vote
3answers
3k views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
356 views

How to limit cache of internet browsers?

I use the default browser as well Opera Mini. I can't seem to find any setting to limit the cache to a certain amount (in MB for example). They eat up disk space quickly. Anyone knows if it's ...
5
votes
4answers
5k views

Why hasn't my Galaxy Nexus received the latest OTA update?

I have a Galaxy Nexus and I live in Belgium (so my phone is not locked to a specific carrier). The Android version is still 4.0.4 and when I go the system update menu, it doesn't do anything, no OTA ...
9
votes
3answers
81k views

What is error code 495 on Google Play and the YouTube app?

"Facebook" could not be downloaded due to an error. (495) How do I solve this error?
3
votes
2answers
8k views

How can I change my Asus Eee Pad's language from Taiwanese to English?

I bought a Asus Eee Pad and when I did a factory reset the language was in Taiwanese. How do I change it back to English? It looks like it only has Taiwanese on it. I called Asus and they couldn't ...

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