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New phone: How to transfer game progress?

I'm planning to buy a new Android phone and I'd like to be able to transfer the progress I have made at several games to the new device, so I won't have to play all the levels again from scratch. I ...
2
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1answer
2k views

Root hboot 2.18.0001 without computer (HTC EVO 4G)

My EVO 4G's charging port is broken and I am trying to gain root access on my device. Is there anyway to do so without using the USB port to connect to the computer?
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0answers
153 views

What can I do about broken touch input?

Lately a section of my phone's* screen has become unresponsive to touch. Attempts to tap this untappable section result in a tap registering randomly around the problem area. I can't draw in the ...
3
votes
1answer
777 views

Cyanogenmod 7.2 Install Method

I have a quick question about installing the new Cyanogenmod rom. Would installing it over the current 7.1 rom without wiping data and cache work? Or would I have to do it every time I install a new ...
12
votes
2answers
17k views

WiFi Signal drops out every 3 minutes

For several weeks now my Android (Gingerbread 2.3.6) phone has been losing it's WiFi signal momentarily, typically at about 3 minute intervals (about 3 minutes, 1.5 seconds) and occasionally at some ...
19
votes
3answers
56k views

How to tell if your phone is refurbished

Is there a way to tell if an Android phone is an original or a refurbished product?
17
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1answer
1k views

How Should I Handle This Suspicious App?

While traversing the 'installed' list of Google Play, I noticed a very odd app named SOUPER ANDROID DEVELOPMENT. What's so suspicious about it is: It does absolutely nothing to explain what it ...
6
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5answers
6k views

Is there any android epub reader supporting epub3 with audio/video/javascript?

Hi i just developed an epub format ebook (containing a video and a javascript animation).It is working fine on iphone/ipad (running on ibooks)..I was wondering if I could read the same ebook with an ...
3
votes
0answers
916 views

Google Geolocation Problem with Beautiful Widgets

After boot Beautiful Widgets shows a Google Geolocation Problem notification and tells me that Google can't find my location based on the given GPS coordinates. Beautiful Widgets suggests that: "- ...
3
votes
3answers
6k views

SGS2 running ICS 4.0.3 can't connect to home wifi

I have a Samsung Galaxy S II 9100. I had no problem connecting to wifi while it was running 2.3.4 or 2.3.6 official firmware. 2 days ago I upgraded to official 4.0.3 and now it connects to all other ...
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1answer
1k views

Can you damage the proximity sensor if you keep it always on?

If you keep the proximity sensor always on (like for applications that turn on the screen when you tap the sensor a few times) is there a risk to damage it? I'm assuming that the sensor works only in ...
8
votes
1answer
16k views

How does WiFiKill actually work?

There is a program for Android, WifiKill, which disables wifi internet access of some neighbor peers connected to the same wifi AP. How does this program works? ARP poisoning or some other techniques? ...
3
votes
0answers
2k views

Exchange server email sync

I have just upgraded to ICS on my Galaxy s2 and have an Outlook Exchange account that I sync on the device. Prior to the ICS update, when I read emails on my computer it automatically updated the ...
0
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1answer
3k views

Rooting and unrooting Apex Launcher

I read the ApexLauncher FAQ and there is this line: Move the APK file to the /system/app directory manually. Make sure you set the file permission properly. Please reboot your device if the ...
5
votes
1answer
643 views

Galaxy Nexus: Disable screen lock during call

My GN Device locks the screen when I start a call. Most of my calls are made using BT headset, and I don't need the lock in that scenario. Is there a way to disable the automatic screen lock when a ...
0
votes
2answers
4k views

How do Mobile Access Points work?

I have this data plan that gives unlimited mobile browsing. It only works with the browser, so http and https. If I tried to use the Maps or Youtube app, it won't connect. I enter the APN settings ...
1
vote
2answers
264 views

Quick Key Problem HTC G2

I have a Google G2 and for some reason the keyboard has set itself to open apps with almost every letter I push. For instance when I push the letter e on my keyboard it opens the email app. How do I ...
4
votes
5answers
2k views

What's the “MTC Мобильная Почта” update on my Samsung Galaxy?

What's the wierd looking update that's just turned up on my Samsung Galaxy phone? "MTC Мобильная Почта" by "OJSC Mobile TeleSystems". The review section has lots of one-star comments saying its ...
7
votes
1answer
5k views

Will changing the HBOOT affect my ROM?

Device: HTC Desire (Bravo) ROM: Aurora 4.1 - http://android.elrincondelmovil.com/roms-desire-90/rom-aurora-v4-1-sense-3-0-android-2-3-5-oct22-1639/?langid=1 HBOOT: Stock (Revolutionary) Radio: ...
8
votes
2answers
17k views

Enter recovery mode from command line

Does anyone know if there's a way to get an Android phone to reboot into recovery mode, from the Android command line? Note: I do NOT have adb access. I do NOT know the magic power-on sequence to ...
2
votes
2answers
301 views

Calculate which app use more internal space among my link2sd moved apps

That's my problem: I use, happily, link2sd and after installing a lot of apps I got my internal memory full again. Now I'd like to delete apps but I have no clues on how internal space they use since ...
4
votes
1answer
9k views

How to run commands as root in Connectbot?

My phone is rooted CM7 and Superuser.apk has Connectbot in the allowed list. Titanium backup reports that it has root access, to prove that I actually have root working. I seem to remember being ...
3
votes
1answer
6k views

Are there any risks to flashing a ROM?

Are there any risks to manually flashing a stock or custom ROM? Does it have the potential to brick the device? Will it void my warranty? Will I stop getting updates? Anything else I should be aware ...
4
votes
0answers
869 views

Can I increase the in-call volume of my microphone?

I have a Sony Xperia Active which is barely 2 months old and its in-call mic volume is really low. Is there any way I can increase the volume?
2
votes
1answer
339 views

How to tune a frequency like 89.0 on Jusada ICS CM7 stock radio?

I am using Jusada Ice Cream Sunday ROM. I have problem with its stock radio app. I can not tune to even numbers after decimal like 89.0 or 106.2. After the decimal it only let me tune to odd ...
0
votes
1answer
453 views

Disabling safe mode or removing apps from safe mode

I use a Droid 3 which has not yet been rooted. I need to remove access to the Browser or the Play Store. I already have an app called "program encrypting" which disables access to selected apps unless ...
2
votes
0answers
2k views

Why won't 'usb debugging' mode stay on?

I'm trying to put my phone into usb debugging mode, but it won't work. I'll turn it on, and it will turn off right away.. Has anyone else gone through this? I'm running 2.3.4 on a zte score.
4
votes
1answer
8k views

How can I set up different notification tones for each of my email accounts?

I have a Bionic running Android 2.3.4. I receive mail on a few accounts via the stock Email app and would like a different notification tone for each e-mail account. Can that be done?
18
votes
3answers
8k views

Battery - do they last longer if recharged when empty?

I'm about to buy a Samsung Galaxy Ace (it's not much expensive and I think it's a pretty good phone), however everyone has been complaining with the battery life but admitting that isn't bad compared ...
1
vote
1answer
461 views

Is there any app that measures the distance using the camera?

I have found tools like Smart Ruler that helps us measuring length using the screen. But for objects bigger than the screen I imagine there are apps that use the camera and focal length to show ...
1
vote
2answers
799 views

How can I sync my Outlook calendar with my Android phone calendar?

I have Galaxy Europa GT-I5500 Android phone with me. The problem I am facing is I am able to Sync my Contacts and Notes with my Outlook 2007, but I am not able to sync my my phone calendar with ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Android ICS ROMs for MID Tablet

I have a MID (Chinese) tablet and I found 2 Android 4.0 firmwares, but with the first one wireless doesn't work and with the second camera doesn't work, the other components and functions of my tablet ...
0
votes
3answers
4k views

How to remove downloaded videos of TED app from device?

I like official TED app which allows me to download videos for later offline viewing. I've downloaded many videos & watched all of them. Now, I want to remove them from my device to regain my ...
1
vote
1answer
501 views

replace the HTC unlock system for a keyboard combination in Android 2.3.5?

How can I replace the HTC-sense ringy swipy unlock mechanism for an unlock mechanism that only requires to enter a keyboard combination in Android 2.3.5? I find myself not able to do it easily on one ...
2
votes
0answers
176 views

open a list of bookmarks in one go?

How can I open a list of bookmarks into different windows of Android's 2.3.5 browser in one go? For example, how can I set up a bookmark list that opens 3 windows in one go with the pages: ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

How to check if an available update will take up more storage or less than the one currently installed version?

How can I check if an available update of a given app that I already have installed will take up more or less storage space than the one currently installed from the information in the play.google.com ...
2
votes
2answers
136 views

How to add StackExchange podcast to Google Listen (on Android)?

I'm trying to add the StackExchange Podcast to Google Listen. I've tried searching for it within Google Listen. No luck.
1
vote
1answer
652 views

Is there a way to spoof the phone model that shows up on app ratings/comments on Google Play?

When a user enters a review comment for an application their phone model/version listed below it. Is there a way to spoof or otherwise change that information?
1
vote
1answer
8k views

How long should the first boot take with CyanogenMod 9?

On XDA Developers they say "Frst boot will take some time...", but I've waited 25 minutes and my phone has not finished booting. About how long does the first boot usually take?
3
votes
2answers
1k views

Why Advent Vega keeps losing Wi-Fi?

I recently bought a Advent Vega Android tablet and everything is working completely fine, however there is one slight problem with Wi-Fi. Even though I have full Wi-Fi signal (it is as high as it can ...
1
vote
0answers
72 views

HTC EVO crashes while exporting phone contacts to SD card

I was running low on internal space so I tried exporting all my contact info from my phone (my Google worked) to my SD but it keeps crashing a bit over halfway through. When I plugged it in to my ...
1
vote
0answers
169 views

Where are the hidden videos and pictures from Camfiler's VS and/or PS apps?

In Camfiler's PS and VS programs where are my hidden videos and pictures on my SD card for when I back up my card to my computer?
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Reinstall TouchWiz Calendar

I've been trying to reinstall the TouchWiz calendar on my Sidekick 4G with no luck. I got the calendar apk here, and put it on my sd card then moved it to system/app using RootExplorer, and once I ...
0
votes
1answer
215 views

Contact groups in 2.3.4 - xperia?

Is there a way to have contact groups in this phone? I know it is possible on other phones, but this one does not give you the ability to make them.
1
vote
1answer
3k views

Why does Play Store update twice in a row the same app to the same version?

Why does Play Store (formerly Android Market) mark for update twice in a row the same app to the same version? Here is a typical example of what happens. Yesterday I checked the My Apps section from ...
5
votes
1answer
1k views

Is there a way to move installed apps from one device to another?

I have Galaxy Tab 7 inch which has some installed apps and I don't have the APK files. I would like to move the apps to a new Galaxy Tab Plus 7 inch. Is there a way to move my installed apps from one ...
2
votes
3answers
8k views

What to do after:“ No sd-ext found. Skipping backup of sd-ext”?

I want to update to cyanogenMod 9. But before doing this, I've done a nandroid backup. After the backup was created I saw this output: ClockwordMod Recovery v2.5.1.8 SD Card space free: 1296MB ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

Is it ok to delete the Amazon .apk files?

I have backed up all of my .apk files to my laptop. Can I delete the .apks in the Amazon venezia cache folder without detriment and be able to put them back on the sd card and reinstall from there at ...
2
votes
0answers
854 views

How to turn off flashing notification LED on HTC Sensation XE?

Two problems: The LED flashes green every now and then. I disabled all options in Setting-Display-Notification flash, but it just keeps on flashing now and then. How can I completely turn it off? ...
1
vote
0answers
350 views

APN settings in A500 with dongle

I own an A500 without 3G and a ZTE LF627 USB dongle. I donwloaded the thor_3g_patch_v14.2 and flawlessly installed it. I also had to unlock my dongle (tested from computer, works...). Now I connected ...

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