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3answers
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Is there an app for Flash support for Android 2.1?

Currently I am using Samsung Galaxy 3 (i5801) with Android 2.1. Is there any app available to support flash video ?
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4answers
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Is an antivirus really needed for Android?

I use Linux for half a decade now, so I am not used to dealing with viruses anymore. To my surprise, I saw some discussion about antiviruses in Android. I haven't installed any yet, but this bugs me: ...
6
votes
3answers
329 views

How do I add comments to an app in the Market?

Apps in the market have a lot of comments and reviews. How do I add my own rating and comment to these?
7
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4answers
2k views

Is it possible to only silence certain notifications?

I'm running Android 2.2 FroYo on an HTC Droid Incredible. When I go to bed, I want to turn off all notifications except for incoming phone calls, which I still want to receive. Is this possible, ...
3
votes
1answer
202 views

What apps in base Android can be replaced?

I've seen that you can replace the default launcher app with something like LauncherPro, the onscreen keyboard with Swype or ShapeWriter, and I've heard of others. Does anyone have a list of all ...
6
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4answers
241 views

What Launcher app lets me put the most on one screen?

I'm currently using LauncherPro which lets me have 4x5 icons and a bar at the bottom of my home screen. Are there any alternative Launcher apps that will let me cram more in?
9
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1answer
1k views

Is there an alarm clock app that takes account of personal and/or public holidays?

On my current and previous Android phones (HTC Magic with stock Android 1.6, and Samsung Galaxy S with 2.1 and TouchWiz) there have been pretty good alarm clock apps that allow you to set a a variety ...
1
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4answers
786 views

How can I choose between Shazam and SoundHound? [closed]

I want a Music ID app, I have tried both Shazam and SoundHound which were good. They both have a limit of 5 songs, and cost $5 to upgrade to unlimited. Before purchasing one of them, I want to make ...
1
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1answer
134 views

How can I install the Amazon MP3 app?

I have a Motorola Backflip running on AT&T with Android 1.5. I previously had a G1 with which I used Amazon MP3 all the time to buy music. However, Amazon MP3 doesn't come on the Backflip and ...
6
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2answers
1k views

Copying applications between phones?

Is it possible to easy copy applications between phones (eg. two HTCs via bluetooth) and get them running fine? Or apps just need to be downloaded from AM each time because of some installation ...
4
votes
4answers
2k views

Music transfer and playlists

Is there an app that will allow you to make playlists with your music (on your computer) and then transfer those playlists, and the associated MP3 files, over to the phone? I'd prefer not to have to ...
21
votes
4answers
1k views

How can I use shell commands and interact with the Linux system underneath?

Android is based on Linux and has a Linux kernel underneath. Is there any way I can use shell commands and interact directly with the Linux system? E.g. A shell app that has access to the Linux ...
3
votes
3answers
465 views

Application manager for Android

Is there an application manager that would easily kill/close an application from memory install applications unstall applications Platform: HTC Desire and Android 2.1.
12
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2answers
2k views

How do I identify apps or settings that cause performance problems?

If I am having performance problems, what tools can I use to identify where my performance lags are coming from? I have used a System Panel Task Manager, Android System Info, System Manager Free and ...
0
votes
0answers
584 views

Battery conservation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can I do to increase battery life on my Android phone? What are some general ways to improve the battery life of my phone?
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7answers
25k views

Is there a way to enable WiFi-tethering without root access?

Is there a way for WiFi-tethering without root access. I mean before Froyo. I have HTC Hero 2.1, and frankly, I don't want to root it for security reasons.
3
votes
2answers
894 views

Change idle screen

Is there some way to change the "sweep glass" idle screen (screen you see when the phone comes back from turning off screen)? I like the "sweep glass" screen, but have seen some others. Eg. Screen ...
7
votes
5answers
1k views

App to allow me to set which contacts dial out with Google Voice by default?

I'd like to be able to set, at the contact level, which phone number is used to dial out. For example, I'd like to be able to set it so calls to my boss use Google Voice by default where as calls to ...
5
votes
2answers
739 views

Any apps that will allow me to set a profile that only allows emergency calls through?

I work third shift so I sleep during the day but I get calls all day long so I shut my ringer off. I would like to be able to set a couple phone numbers that can ring through no matter what. Using ...
2
votes
1answer
213 views

Exchange no longer working after upgrading to Froyo

I have a HTC Desire that was on 2.1 and worked perfectly with my works exchange server. But since upgrading to 2.2 I cannot get it to work at all. There are no errors it just synchs forever. Any ...
92
votes
7answers
89k views

What does “to root a phone” mean?

I heard this phrase or the variants (rooted phone, rooting, etc.) in android forums but I don't know what it means. Can you explain it in simple terms?
3
votes
1answer
178 views

do the apps purchased via slideme.org give you notifications about avaliable updates? (like the apps from android market)

http://www.slideme.org/ is a website where you can purchase apps (useful for countries where android market does not support purchase yet).
23
votes
6answers
21k views

How do I set a custom MP3 as a ringtone for other notifications?

I have an HTC Droid Incredible running Android 2.2 FroYo and would like to use custom sounds/songs as ringtones for text message notifications, event and task reminders, Facebook and Twitter ...
4
votes
3answers
4k views

Black screen starting an app

Occasionally I'll start an app only to be presented with the App's title bar and a black screen. Usually the app's interface shows after 3-10 seconds. Very rarely the screen will stay black. I don't ...
4
votes
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 ...
111
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
votes
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
votes
1answer
456 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
votes
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
803 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 ...

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