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3answers
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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
346 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 ...
4
votes
2answers
1k views

How to turn on load external Javascript on the Galaxy Nexus?

I just got my Galaxy Nexus and was browsing Stack Exchange (in both mobile and full theme) and got the following warning. As a result things like voting, the dropdown and such don't work. I never had ...
5
votes
3answers
5k views

How to add wallpapers to Kindle Fire?

Where do I add/delete pictures so the Kindle Fire will randomly select it as a wallpaper for the device?
5
votes
2answers
2k views

How to force the locale/language of a specific app?

I'm looking for the functionality of MoreLocales2 but only applying the changes to certain apps. In this case, I'm trying to force German on TypoClock 0.51 but have the rest of my phone left in ...
4
votes
1answer
701 views

Android external keyboard layout switch

I have and Android tablet and using external keyboard with it. Is there any shortcut or another quick way to change keyboard layout on the fly (like on desktop, e.g. Alt+Shift)?
11
votes
1answer
62k views

How to set the default dialer?

Where are the configurations to set the default dialer? I installed a new one and want to know where I set the default.
6
votes
3answers
17k views

Prevent phone from automatically lowering media volume

I have a Samsung Galaxy SII Skyrocket. Everytime I unplug my headphones/auxiliary cord from my phone and plug it back in, the media volume gets lowered to about 60%, system-wide, regardless of media ...
1
vote
1answer
5k views

Terminal “Permission Denied” - Need more info on error message

I am trying to run an executable from the android terminal with root permissions, but I am constantly receiving the following error: [ExecutableName] : permission denied I am confirmed to be loged ...
2
votes
2answers
376 views

What is “PMEasyView”?

I got a little toast pop up just now saying "hello world, PMEasyView!" I just woke up my phone, was in the SugarSync app. I haven't recently installed anything except from the Android Market and ...
2
votes
2answers
14k views

How to plug in an Android Tablet and show it's screen on PC or Laptop for training session? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I project the screen of my android phone for a presentation? I just bought an Android Tablet, Toshiba Thrive AT100, its HDMI port make me able to plugged it ...
4
votes
2answers
6k views

How does an android compass application work?

I recently installed a Compass app on my phone (it's a HTC Wildfire S if it matters) and I'm curious as how it works. Found some answers online that the phone's hardware has a digital compass in it, ...
7
votes
4answers
24k views

How can I reset auto-complete dictionary for my Sony Ericsson Xperia mini pro?

The stock soft keyboard on Sony Ericsson Xperia mini pro has a feature called 'Learn words' (Settings > Language & keyboard > International Keyboard > Text input settings > Learn ...
-1
votes
1answer
3k views

Why does my phone come up with a multimedia message sometimes when I am sending a message [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I prevent my device from automatically converting SMS to MMS? Can I turn off the multimedia on my phone . Why does it come up sometimes when I am trying to send ...
3
votes
5answers
8k views

adb doesn't detect my Defy (Motorola MB525) after I call adb kill-server (rageagainstthecage exploit). Any ideas?

I'm trying cyanogen's mod approach to root my Defy. I can do adb shell, it works as intended. But after I run adb kill-server and try an adb shell I get error: device not found It seems my phone ...
3
votes
2answers
714 views

How do I get a gmail account on my HTC Cha Cha?

I live in China and when I go to Settings > Accounts it's not an option to add a Gmail / Google one, is there any software I can download ?
0
votes
1answer
51 views

How can I link my contacts?

I have two Gmail accounts and an Outlook account. How can I sync my contact lists and link them together so I don't have to manually add/update the same contact in each?
2
votes
2answers
730 views

Change the location of on screen buttons bar

The on screen buttons bar "Back, Home, menu" are not convinently located at the bottom of the tablet screen as it is in close proximity of controls of the program being run. Specifically I am using a ...
2
votes
0answers
425 views

How to remove saved email addresses from dropdown To: menu?

Native Android mail app using Exchange. Some email addresses are incomplete or incorrect in the dropdown list when adding recipients. I want to delete these. Anyone know how?
1
vote
1answer
134 views

Saving a bookmark in Firefox?

This question might sound dumb, but I really don't understand how can I save a bookmark in Firefox for Android!! I see no bottom menu option for that. If I click on the address bar I still have no ...
3
votes
3answers
2k views

Streaming a movie from Windows (Media Center??) to A500

Simple straight question: I own an Acer Iconia Tab A500 w/3.2 OS and a Windows 7 PC with lots of movies, including H.264 HD in Matroska format. How can I stream that content, supposed that I ...
2
votes
3answers
215 views

Settings -> About phone -> Battery use bug?

When I open the "Battery use" screen it says that the phone is on battery for 14663d 4h 34m 53s, which is clearly wrong. The graph shows a linearly descending line. What is the problem? Why does the ...
1
vote
2answers
146 views

samsung Galaxy s firmware

I had a message about running out of space on my GT-i9000 so like a fool I started deleting things...turns out I deleted most of my operating system is there somewhere I can download the os rather ...
2
votes
2answers
857 views

Are there any switchboard applications?

I'm looking for an application that converts my Android phone in a switchboard. The goal is to have the ability to redirect the incoming calls to another telephone number. But if this is not possible ...
0
votes
1answer
670 views

Looking for a network monitor that can enumerate outbound connections

I have a rooted Galaxy S2, and I want to block access for all apps whose primary function does not require network connectivity. I am using DroidWall and LBE Privacy Guard (both require root) to ...
1
vote
2answers
643 views

Is it possible to free up phone storage while keeping HTC Sense?

I recently factory-reset my HTC Desire to free up space for apps, because it was suffering from constant 'low space' warnings, and it wasn't possible to free up space. (Initially I installed ...
4
votes
2answers
8k views

Is there a way to share my mobile screen with another Android phone like Netmeeting or Live Meeting?

The requirement is similar to Netmeeting software where the screen of a desktop is shared and can be accessed for another system. Is is possible in a mobile device? There should be no PC to Mobile ...
0
votes
1answer
3k views

downloading 'boot.img' while using fastboot to copy ra recovery

In the process of attempting to get Cyanogen MOD onto my HTC Hero. I rooted it successfully, and can connect with ADB. I restarted the phone with the back key held down and get the fastboot screen. ...
0
votes
1answer
735 views

Home, Back, Menu, Search buttons not working

Suddenly, Home, Back, Menu, Search buttons are not working. No amount of rebooting or taking out the battery work. I saw somewhere that clearing the Dalvik cache might work, but I got as far as ...

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