2
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2answers
110 views

Can the buying process from the Market be made more secure?

I just took advantage of the $0.10 promotion of several apps on the Android Market. However, I noticed that I can buy apps by just selecting my saved credit card. There is no further verification ...
13
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1answer
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Can I purchase apps from Android Market without installing them?

There's currently a promo on the top 10 applications, available at barrel-bottom prices. I'd like to purchase them but not install them just yet. My phone is low on internal storage and there's just ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

Acer Iconia Tab A500 - Rooting & Honeycomb 3.2

I just bought a brand new Iconia Tab A500. I just unboxed it and it shall be charging for the next 14 hours :) While I wait for first booting it, I have a question on rooting with 3.2. The tablet ...
0
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1answer
2k views

Spica i5700: How to downgrade from froyo 2.2 to eclair 2.1

I have a Spica i5700 with Froyo version of 2.2.2. I want to downgrade it to Eclair 2.1, because I find the screen often produces erratic movements such as auto-input to my password even if I am not ...
4
votes
2answers
2k views

Is it possible to view detailed GSM information on my Android phone?

I'm trying to find such an app, but I can't, which leads me to suspect that it's not possible, either because of software or hardware limitations. What I'd like to see is a list of cell towers that my ...
1
vote
1answer
347 views

Receiving “Message board service started” randomly

Randomly on my Android Galaxy S2, I'm receiving a message nag "Message board service started". It can happens in an application, in the app drawer or anywhere randomly. I'm unable to find any ...
5
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3answers
2k views

How can I listen to free online music while performing other tasks on my device?

I have Android 2.2 on my phone and I want an app that lets me listen to free music online in the background while I browse through other apps or do something else on my phone. The YouTube app closes ...
0
votes
1answer
336 views

Video recording asus transformer

I would like to record video of the screen of my asus transformer. I don't need high fps. 12 to 15 fps would be more than enough for my needs. I tried searching for an app on the market for this ...
3
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2answers
2k views

Android Google map to provide alternative route

Google Map web version can provide 3 alternative routes when routing directions. However, it seems Android Google map can only provide 1 route and have no option to choose alternative routes. Is there ...
19
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5answers
3k views

Does a carrier know I am tethering via Wifi Hotspot?

I am using my phone's built in Wifi Hotspot to share wifi with my laptop and my other devices. I am using android 2.3 (Gingerbread), and the phone I have is the HTC Desire Z. Questions Is it ...
8
votes
1answer
42k views

How can I modify the phone model in build.prop to get unsupported apps?

I currently have a rooted HTC Legend. In light of the current Android Market sales, I would love to be able to purchase some of the apps on sale without a compatible handset, since I plan to get a ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

Internet access from my Samsung G II through my office PC network via USB? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to set up reverse tethering over USB? How do I connect and have internet access from my Samsung G II through my office PC network via USB?
4
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2answers
4k views

3G Connection Not Working on Samsung Galaxy S2

I have a Galaxy S2 that for some reason does not work when it's connected to a 3G network(or at least I think it's connected, there's a '3G' symbol next to my signal meter). When I say it doesn't ...
1
vote
2answers
792 views

Improving performance of HTC Magic

I have installed Cyanogenmod 6.1 and it's OK - better app compatibility, and stable - but it's slow (and USB SD-card mounting doesn't work, but maybe that's an app or something). What can I do to ...
6
votes
2answers
397 views

Root Nexus One without wiping?

I have a Nexus One running Gingerbread (2.3.6), completely stock and unrooted. I would like to root my phone, and try installing ROMs like Cyanogen. However, as far as I know, the official way to do ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

PIN reset for purchases on Market

I created a PIN for accepting purchases on the Android Market, and I seem to have forgotten it. How can I reset it? It looks as though I can't access User Controls without said PIN. It's not a huge ...
1
vote
1answer
4k views

Samsung Galaxy S2 hangs/freezes sometime

I am using Samsung Galaxy S2 for last 4 days. After two days of usage, I am experiencing phone hanging frequently. It just freezes while operating. The screen light won't go off and screen stays ...
3
votes
1answer
609 views

WebM playback faulty on Android 2.3.6

When I open a 720p ".webm" file on the "Movies" app in Android 2.3.6 (Nexus One) it displays only one frame and plays the audio correctly. How to fix it? Should I try a lower resolution file?
3
votes
2answers
1k views

Motorola Droid 3 many random reboots

I am having the feared random reboots in my recently acquired Droid 3. It is rebooting more than 10 times a day randomly, both when idle and when doing anything in the phone. The only pattern I've ...
0
votes
1answer
109 views

Will installing cyanogenmod7 on my Samsung Vibrant require me to wipe my phone first?

I'm interested in putting CyanogenMod on my Samsung Vibrant (Galaxy S). The FAQ on Cyanogenmod says: Q: Do I have to wipe my data before I install CyanogenMod? A: Short answer: Maybe. Long ...
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votes
1answer
1k views

How can I run a java app on my Pandigital Planet tablet? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there any Android browsers that support loading a Java Applet in-browser? I am trying to acess my web based emulator for work and the tablet does not support java ...
1
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1answer
142 views

Double click word doesn't select it

I'd a Samsung Galaxy I5510 with stock rom, android 2.2. Whenever I double-clicked any word in an input field it got selected. Now I bought a Samsung Galaxy Ace I still have stock rom and andrond 2.3.4 ...
24
votes
2answers
1k views

How can I buy an app that isn't supported on my (current) device?

As you may know, the official Android Market is in the process of having a sale, charging only 10 cents for a bunch of apps for 10 days. They're going to pick 10 new apps each day, so the apps for ...
7
votes
2answers
4k views

What does “discover known accounts” permission mean?

I am not sure what an app can do to me if it is able to discover my account, to what extent? Thank you very much.
5
votes
2answers
12k views

Sync Android contacts to Gmail

I am trying to backup contacts from my phone (Galaxy S, Android 2.2.1) to Gmail account. The procedure I found on the Internet goes as follows: Open Contacts Menu -> Import/Export -> Export ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

Sync without gmail playing big brother?

My happiness turned to despire when I realised that to have Android0based cell means to have a mandatory GMail account and an mandatory sync of all data to Google even if one just wants to sync just ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

How do you save a contact onto the home screen?

I can't figure out how to save a contact shortcut on the home screen for easy dialing (Ice Cream Sandwich on Galaxy Nexus). Long-pressing on the home screen prompts me to choose a wallpaper. ...
2
votes
1answer
900 views

How do I configure which programs autostart when connecting to the internet?

Right now skype starts, email clients send/receive. I really don't want skype to start and login when I connect to 3G, but it's OK if I connect to wifi. How do I configure which programs autostart ...
23
votes
1answer
7k views

Disadvantages of CyanogenMod

If I root and flash my phone, will I get some limitations? I understand that I will lose any carrier and manufacturer specific apps/launcher/widget (and this actually may be a bonus); however I want ...
8
votes
2answers
279 views

Password sync with Chrome

I know about Xmarks and LastPass, but is there a free solution for password syncing between Android and Chrome?
4
votes
2answers
2k views

Gameloft Game Graphics problem

I installed a Gameloft game Brother in Arm.. But the graphics of the game is shown as below. Use 2.3.3 on Samsung S2 Any idea why its not being displayed ?
0
votes
1answer
111 views

How to back up the address book?

I want to wipe the phone clean (or reset it, not sure about the nomenclature). Meaning, I'd like to get rid of all the apps, all the data, everything. Except for the contacts. I'd like to somehow ...
0
votes
4answers
370 views

Todo app that syncs with Google Tasks and has notification badges? [closed]

Coming from an iPhone, one of the things I miss the most is the little red notification badges on my app icons. I don't understand why more Android apps don't have them (not even the phone!?). I ...
2
votes
2answers
7k views

Change name of shortcut icon?

I have created a shortcut to a single document. The home page icon carries the name of the file manager (Astro) that I used to create the shortcut (using the method explained here). I'd like to ...
2
votes
1answer
297 views

GMail - notify until read?

I'm a new Android user with a Motorola X2 running Android 2.3.4 and the GMail app version 2.3.5.2. I have a set of labels set up and custom notifications enabled for those that I need to have ...
7
votes
1answer
3k views

How to avoid email/gtalk notifications when logged in in both, PC and Mobile?

Is there a way to avoid double notification, both pc and mobile, when logged in in both? IE, my work mobile is Android based and at work we use gapps, so even if i am at my pc i get the email ...
3
votes
0answers
440 views

Samsung galaxy i9000 switching off on its own like a gazillion times a day [closed]

I have been a proud owner of a samsung galaxy i9000 for about a year now. However, my phone recently developed a problem that I had not anticipated. The phone now just switches off on its own. ...
3
votes
1answer
406 views

How do I get my stock ringtones back?

I have a Droid X, and I've been having issues with my music lately. I finally deleted the Albums, Music, and Playlists directories from my SD Card, and used SDRescan to get the media library to ...
4
votes
1answer
623 views

Google cache links in search results

When searching for something while the target is offline its most convenient to click on Google's cache link for that certain target or search result. But I don't see such link on my android phone ...
4
votes
1answer
921 views

Application that is able to resume failed download

It's often happening when I want to download a file with browser that download fails due to a bad connection and then I have to download a file from the beginning. Is there an app or browser plugin ...
3
votes
2answers
4k views

Remove google-account from older smartphone

I gave my sister my older smartphone without removing my google-account. How can I remove that permission without removing her settings completely, or how can I remove that certain android device ...
1
vote
1answer
142 views

Same Apps for multiple tablets [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can bought android apps be shared between devices you own? I am thinking about purchasing an android tablet for each of my four young children. If I purchase an app or ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

What's the standard font called that comes on droid x running 2.3?

What font ships with the droid x on 2.3? Is the same font used across all android devices running 2.3?
3
votes
1answer
313 views

3.2 update causes strange swype problem

I own a galaxy tab 10.1. After updating to honeycomb 3.2, I have noticed the following problem whenever trying to use the swype keyboard in the url bar of the stock browser: After having written any ...
4
votes
3answers
3k views

Calendar Event Location: Diallable Conference call number with host/participant code

In attending/hosting conference calls, I'd like to be able to dial the conference call provider and enter the required PIN code directly from the entry in my calendar. The process I currently use is: ...
2
votes
3answers
696 views

I have used a GB of data in less than 24 hours, how is this possible

I got my android phone a week ago. This morning I recieved an text from telus telling me I have used 75% of my data, then an hour later I recieved a text saying I used 95%. Since I was sleeping and ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

Turn off volume button notification sound in Galaxy S2

1) I get a beep sound every-time I increase the ringer volume using the side button in Samsung Galaxy S2. How can I turn of this sound. I have set the notifications sound to Silent. But still am ...
6
votes
3answers
4k views

How to download apps without a wireless data plan

I bought an i7500, no data plan. I had assumed that connecting to my router would allow me to download apps from the marketplace; apparently not. I get a message about not being able to connect via ...
1
vote
0answers
307 views

Device upgrade issue via Samsung Kies [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Kies: Firmware can not be upgraded? Device: Galaxy SL (GT I9003) I had fresh install from Samsung Service center for Android. They again installed Android 2.2. And now ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

ADB do not recognize a Tegra Based Tablet

I have a tablet and I'd like to use adb but I have some probles, I looked on google but without luck... Tablet Info: (from tablet) Model Nr: SN10T1 Android OS Version: 2.2 TapUI Version: 1.2-4204 ...

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