4
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2answers
2k views

How Do I Keep My Droid X's SD Card from Mounting as a Drive in Windows?

Stock Droid X, running 2.1. I have the USB Connection mode set to "Charge Only". Whenever I connect the phone to my computer to charge, the SD card mounts as a drive in the computer. In the phone's ...
109
votes
22answers
35k views

What are the alternative Android app markets?

How many competing Android markets (other than Android Market itself) are there and are they any good? I know that there are at least two others: SlideME and AppBrain which I have looked at and seem ...
3
votes
2answers
182 views

Any tips for phone stability?

My Moto Droid has seen great performance improvements with each new Android version, and has been much more stable and reliable with each version release. Recently I was in a situation where the ...
13
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3answers
6k views

Can I screenshot my HTC Legend without rooting it?

I've been told rooting is the be all and end all, but at the moment, I want to see how far I can extend my device without rooting it. One thing that would be good is screenshot functionality, but I ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

Is there a better sync application for Windows than HTCSync?

I'm running HTCSync 3.0.5422 on Windows 7 Ultimate but I find it just a bit unreliable. One one PC, sometimes the application doesn't see my HTC Desire (bought as an unlocked SIM free unit) and on ...
4
votes
4answers
876 views

My Milestone doesn't always charge

I have a Milestone and sometimes when I plug my (supplied Motorola) charger in the 'charging light' on the side does not illuminate and the phone does not charge. I think that this may also happen ...
2
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1answer
454 views

How easy is it to return to stock after rooting with Unrevoked?

I have found the following link for rooting several Android devices: link text It seems quite easy to root, but how difficult is it to go back to unrooted once you've rooted?
10
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4answers
7k views

Editing text - how to change the cursor position?

I find it quite hard to edit spelling mistakes, using just the touchscreen. Currently I try to tap the screen exactly where I want the cursor to be, but this isn't very accurate. The iPhone has a nice ...
11
votes
4answers
2k views

Will any Micro USB cable work to charge my Incredible?

The plug sure looks like any old micro USB plug. Will another cable (like the one from my digital camera) work to charge the battery, or do I need one specifically designed for my phone?
7
votes
5answers
12k views

How to make certain apps turn on GPS automatically?

Is there any way to have certain apps automatically turn on GPS when they launch (or at least prompt me if I want to)? For example, if I use voice commands to ask for navigation directions, and GPS ...
3
votes
3answers
567 views

Ways to improve battery life on Droid Incredible?

Out of the box, I noticed my Incredible has a lot of stuff running/turned on by default. Besides the basics of turning off WiFi, GPS, and BlueTooth when I'm not using them, are there more steps I can ...
16
votes
2answers
8k views

Is Hebrew support built into Android?

Is Hebrew support built into Android? If so, is it in all versions?
18
votes
3answers
28k views

How do I upgrade firmware on my Samsung Galaxy S without using windows?

So far Samsung has been rolling updates out using its windows only software Kies, and not over the air like the rest of the android world. Is there anyway that non windows users can get these ...
2
votes
1answer
378 views

My HTC Hero Upgrade to Android 2.1 has slowed it down!

I went ahead and let my phone update itself and since then it's been realllly SLOW. Phone calls take 5-45 seconds to connect, which is beyond aggravating. Apps don't run as fast as they use to. And I ...
4
votes
1answer
10k views

Cell standby and Phone idle

On the battery use screen, what are the differences between Cell standby and Phone idle items?
1
vote
1answer
2k views

How can I disable popup-SMS notifications (2.2 Froyo, HTC Evo)?

I have the HTC evo, and I need to disable the popup SMS notifications. I have the stock notification app and chompsms. I disabled all notifications from stock, and chomp has no option for popups (even ...
2
votes
3answers
1k views

Voice action “Set alarm…” doesn't work on HTC Desire

I have been trying out Voice Actions on an HTC Desire. Actions like "Navigate to...", "Directions to..." and "Note to self..." work fine. When I try saying "Set alarm to 9 o'clock" though I get this ...
89
votes
5answers
25k views

Are there any risks to rooting a device?

I see lots of tutorials telling me how to root my phone (Motorola Droid), but none of them mention any potential "side effects." Aside from a few relatively minor issues that seem to require rooting ...
39
votes
9answers
75k views

How can I prevent applications from running on startup? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I stop applications and services from running? I've installed some applications that I mostly like, except for the fact that they all decided they were too ...
8
votes
7answers
9k views

Does access to logcat need root?

My device is already rooted, this is why I'm asking. Do you need root to monitor the logcat stream on the phone? If I ran the logcat command from within a Terminal on the phone, would that work?
7
votes
4answers
949 views

Is there an Android PMP equivalent of the iPod Touch? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there any devices that are like an iPod Touch, but run Android? In other words, is there a piece of dedicated hardware designed (or shipped with) Android that is ...
4
votes
3answers
251 views

Why does my Milestone Droid erroneously report a drained battery once every few weeks?

Every so often, my phone (Motorola Milestone, firmware 2.1-update1) decides that the battery is almost drained and that I have to turn the phone off. This may happen just a few hours after charging ...
11
votes
4answers
11k views

How can I buy apps from unsupported countries?

What can you do if you are located in a country that still does not support paid apps? Please include solutions for non-rooted users as well.
5
votes
3answers
801 views

Are there any good firewalls available? [closed]

Does the android platform have any firewall application?
3
votes
4answers
407 views

How do I get to Alarms?

I know I can get to alarm setup through the Clock app, but I swear this used to be a separate app. How do you get directly to the Alarms app?
7
votes
2answers
12k views

How do I reset the launcher app? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I checked 'use as default' when choosing the default launcher, but now I can't start ADW.Launcher any more I've installed and set up LauncherPro as a ...
5
votes
2answers
625 views

Is there a way to turn off backlit buttons on Motorola Droid?

The four buttons at the bottom of the Motorola Droid (back,menu,home,search) are backlit when its dark and the phone is unlocked. The brightness of the buttons' back light doesn't adjust with the ...
6
votes
4answers
1k views

Why do new photos take so long to show up in the Gallery?

If I take some photos, and then go to the Gallery app, those photos do not always appear immediately. I've tried causing the Gallery to refresh, but the images simply do not appear for more than 15 ...
2
votes
1answer
605 views

How to undo Apps2SD

I have a G1 phone. I made a partition to install applications on the SD Card using Apps2SD. But I don't like it, I'd like to decouple the specific SD Card from being a requirement to using the ...
4
votes
1answer
756 views

Home Screen Takes a Long Time to Display After Removing Phone From Dock

When I remove my Motorola Droid from my docking station, my home screen is blank for a long time. It sometimes takes over 10 seconds for my app icons to display, and even longer for widgets to ...
2
votes
1answer
357 views

Running an over/under-clocking app without rooting

Can it be done? I'd like to be able to set clock limits based on a number of conditions, such as battery temperature, charging/not charging, and what radios are turned on. I'm aware that there are ...
8
votes
5answers
711 views

How to improve the security on my Android phone?

When I use Android in business I have some secret data on my phone. So if I lose my phone this can easily be stolen. Is there any way I can secure my phone? E.g. adding password for unlocking it. Any ...
0
votes
1answer
560 views

Can I Theme the Messaging app's interface?

When my Droid updated to Android 2.2 the Messaging app changed to a very light colored interface and I can't find any settings that allow me to change it back to the light text on dark background ...
3
votes
1answer
622 views

Is there any way to listen to Zune Pass music on my phone?

I have a Zune and download DRM-ed music via the Zune Marketplace that I can listen to as long as I have a Zune Pass monthly subscription. Is there any way to listen to this music on my Droid?
39
votes
9answers
20k views

How do I disable the 'click' sound on the camera app?

When I take a picture it makes a 'click' sound. As this is default behavior, I would like to turn it off. Is there a setting to do so; or if I find+delete the sound file, will there be repercussions? ...
18
votes
9answers
5k views

What podcast apps include variable speed playback? [closed]

I know about Astro Player. Any other apps that feature podcast managment and variable speed playback?
3
votes
2answers
981 views

Free location-aware todo list

Is there a free location-aware todo list out there? I need something, that: reminds me to buy milk, when I'm near to my favourite shop.
3
votes
3answers
2k views

How to share files through Bluetooth?

The only way I found to do it is by installing a 3rd party file explorer software. Isn't there a default app that does that? At least for media files?
7
votes
3answers
512 views

How can I use the Android Paid Market from a region where it's not available yet? [duplicate]

I live in scandinavia and the Market for paid applications is not available here yet. Is there any way I can enable it? Or a workaround?
2
votes
5answers
157 views

Is there a way to combine settings (Mobile/GPS/Bluetooth/etc) into profiles?

I'd like to setup some combination of On/Off settings and create profiles. For example, when at home, I'd like Bluetooth/Wifi On, but Mobile Off. When going to work, I want Mobile On and everything ...
7
votes
3answers
2k views

How can I restrict the gallery to one folder on the Galaxy S?

When I go to the Galaxy S's gallery app, it shows me every JPG/PNG it can find on my SD card, including album art. Is there a way of stopping this so it's filtered?
18
votes
4answers
18k views

What is radio firmware?

When installing a custom ROM onto a rooted Android device, they often recommend to upgrade the radio firmware. What exactly is Android's radio firmware?
4
votes
1answer
615 views

How can I change the default search box to use another browser?

I've installed Dolphin which I love, but the search box on the homepage always defaults to the regular browser. I'd prefer it just go into Dolphin right away..how can I do this?
0
votes
2answers
413 views

Is there a shortcut to the taskmanager on HTC tattoo

I can never end a task easily on the HTC tattoo - is there a shortcut to it I can make, or an easier app to use?
2
votes
2answers
917 views

How do I get a full screen caller photo id?

What do I need to install/change so that when I get a call the picture of the caller is in fullscreen mode instead of the regular small image.
3
votes
2answers
753 views

Is there a way to customize keyboard settings?

On my Samsung Captivate (AT&T) they have (for no reason that I can fathom) split the voice command key out of the Swype keyboard. So, I seem to have to make a choice, do I want to use swype or ...
12
votes
2answers
18k views

How to remove pre-installed apps like Peep and Friend Stream from my HTC phone? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I uninstall applications that are locked by phone vendor? Is there an easy way to remove pre-installed apps on my HTC Droid Incredible? Amazon MP3 Car Panel ...
1
vote
0answers
342 views

What Lost Phone finder do you use and why? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best lost / stolen device tracking app I've used MobileDefense, but I want to make sure I'm getting the best protection. What lost phone finders have you used, and why ...
17
votes
7answers
2k views

How to monitor the amount of data traffic?

I would like to monitor how much data-traffic I use. How?
4
votes
2answers
596 views

How do I share my wifi with my ipod or netbook

If my home network is down or if I am traveling, how do I use my phone to access the internet. Basically how would I tether it to my other devices.

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