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switching from unlimited data plan to pay-per-data. what to watch out?

I have been using unlimited data plan, but it is about to finish and after that I'll pay my data charge per data usage. Any particular settings should I change or anything I should take note in order ...
5
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2answers
568 views

Where can I download Google Maps 5.0?

Google Maps 5.0 looks like a great upgrade, with offline maps and 3D. However, I can't find it in the market. The direct download link on Google does't work as well. Do you know where I can download ...
6
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2answers
317 views

Is there a weather widget/app that has both very good location support and supports multiple locations?

Is there a weather widget or app that has good location support (Central Europe) and support for multiple configured locations?
2
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1answer
4k views

What is the largest HTC Desire card size?

Anyone know what the largest size of card the HTC Desire will take? I saw this question, Maximum (micro) SD card speed class for HTC EVO? Which says a class4, so that's okay as the 32gb card is class ...
14
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6answers
1k views

Quickly send file from phone to PC via internet?

Is there a service/app that provide this functionality? I imagine the inversion of Awesome Drop.
2
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1answer
1k views

What special phone numbers can be used to display (hidden) info on Android phones? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do you know other Android keypad commands ? In another post someone mentioned the special phone number #*#4636#*# to list CPU specific information. I would like to ask ...
9
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1answer
3k views

How is the default PATH set?

On another linux system I might expect to find a .profile file, or something in /etc used by default. I'm unable to determine what sets the system path for processes not running in a shell.
2
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1answer
339 views

Problem upgrading N1 to Android 2.3

I have a once-rooted Nexus one. Since then I unrooted it to enable automatic upgrades, and currently have a stock 2.2. I got the notification to upgrade my OS (to 2.3 I assume), but after my phone ...
7
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2answers
539 views

Why does my phone occasionally show the boot animation?

I have a Motorola XT720 on eclair. A couple times, I've seen it show the boot animation (mystical Motorola logo), usually it's while it's sleeping. After I see the boot animation, I am on Emergency ...
8
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5answers
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What is the best way to read PDFs on Android?

What is the best way to convert PDF's to some kind of format that is easily readable? For example can you convert it to ebook format?
6
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3answers
165 views

Automatically load a text file a few minutes after the alarm goes off - is there an app for that?

Is there a way (presumably via a 3rd party app) that I can set a particular text file to open at a set time, i.e. something I need to read on a daily basis can be set to load at 6.03 after the alarm ...
3
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1answer
2k views

On a Nexus S, how do I activate the front facing camera in a Fring video call?

video calling in Fring is working but the video is only showing the rear-facing camera, how do activate the front-facing camera?
2
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2answers
216 views

Is it possible to upgrade my HTC Legend to Froyo without waiting for over the air updates? [duplicate]

I've heard that HTC has released its version of Froyo already on some other phones.
5
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1answer
2k views

How do I assign cover art to songs? (Archos 43)

I have an Archos 43 Internet Tablet running Android 2.2. Has anyone figured out how to assign cover art to songs in the Music player? Some of my songs work just fine, others don't. What should I be ...
3
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2answers
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Can I tether my Blackberry Pearl to WiFi Tablet (such as Archos 70 IT)?

Has anyone used Blackberry Pearl to connect to a non-3G tablet device (for internet access)? Specifically something like the Archos 70 IT or Samsung Galaxy Tab?
2
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3answers
2k views

Is there a way to sync my personal files to my Nook Color & G2 phone?

I just got a Nook Color which runs on Android. I also have an Android G2 phone with the Nook app running on it. If I purchase a book from Barnes & Nobles I see the book online in my "My NOOK ...
4
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1answer
7k views

How to root HTC Desire (Froyo 2.2) without putting in a custom ROM (flashing)?

for research purposes I'd need to root a HTC Desire phone without flashing it. I did it already on the HTC Hero, where it was quite simple. Basically all I would need is to get r/w access to the ...
3
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2answers
161 views

Google Reader Not Available in International Market [closed]

I was excited when they announced the official Google Reader app but I can't get it on the market. I am using my Android Device from Kenya, Africa and would want to know whether being in this region ...
21
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4answers
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Does Android have support for IPv6?

I wonder if Android has support for IPv6? I have heard that the phone company I use has support for IPv6 and I have a IPv6 address if I visit http://ipv6.whatismyipv6.net.ipv4.sixxs.org/. But I can ...
2
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2answers
2k views

how to close an application in android [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the right way to close apps in Android? Is there any proper way as suggested by google or android official documentation to close an application in android with ...
14
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4answers
52k views

Is there a command or application similar to ipconfig?

I would like to see my network addresses on my phone. On Windows I can use ipconfig for this and ifconfig on Linux. But how can I see this information on my Android device? Is there an application or ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Why doesn't my Samsung Galaxy S Captivate have self shot mode?

I just bought my Samsung Galaxy S (Captivate). My self shot mode is missing from the camera options. How do I get it? What should I do?
4
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2answers
422 views

If I format my SD card or replace with a new SD card, what will I lose?

If I format my SD card or replace with a new SD card, what will I lose? What Personal data What Application data What downloads In short I want to find what, where and how data is stored on SD.
2
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1answer
232 views

What makes the Polar Bear and Black Hole color palettes dynamic?

When using the Polar Clock live wallpaper, there are two color palettes labelled "(dynamic)": Polar Bear and Black Hole. What's dynamic about them? How long does it take to see it?
3
votes
1answer
599 views

Is there a way to workaround the phone memory limit for installed apps?

..without rooting my phone. Does this mean I really can't keep all the apps I want, and I have to clear data or uninstall apps when I want to install a new app that doesn't fit the phone memory? ...
7
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4answers
472 views

Can my Android device replace a heart monitor watch?

Can my Android device replace a heart monitor watch? Maybe there are good apps out there for monitoring heart rates? Many people use special watches, so I wonder if their phone can do it already ...
3
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1answer
1k views

Froyo - Gmail - Can you delete by message, or only by thread?

Running on a out-of-box, unupgraded T-Mobile G2, which is running Froyo, if I'm correct. This version of the Gmail application has a delete button, which is undocumented in their web help. When I ...
3
votes
3answers
3k views

Why am I getting a “Low on Space” warning and having other weird problems?

Yesterday I got a warning that the "phone storage space is low." Because of that I can't receive SMS messages. I tried to uninstall applications - the system shows me that the application is being ...
4
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3answers
345 views

How do I get my rooted Incredible to install the latest Verizon update?

Leaving aside the question of whether the update is a good idea or not -- I'm tired of seeing "update available. Install?" show up every other day. I click "Yes", and it tells me rebooting in ...
10
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5answers
8k views

Disable ActiveSync Remote Wipe in Froyo

In short: Is there a way to disable remote wipe for Android Phones (specifically in Froyo)? Background: I recently upgraded my G1 to a G2, and was about to set up my company e-mail account. But the ...
5
votes
1answer
12k views

How do I type umlauts and other special characters with Swype?

I can change the swype-interpreting language, but the keyboard doesn't show me any special symbols. HTC Incredible with Swype 2.4.44.10912.t100 (have not updated to Dec beta, yet). I just want to ...
4
votes
2answers
178 views

Can I send IMs to an AIM user through the Google Talk app?

I linked my Google Talk and AIM accounts on the GMail website, but it doesn't look like my AIM buddies are showing up in the Android Google Talk application. Is there something I'm missing or is this ...
3
votes
1answer
593 views

How do I configure Google Latitude to auto-update with location regularly on a Motorola Droid?

On the surface, this is same question as this question, but I've made the changes according to that question's accepted answer and I still cannot get latitude to auto-update unless I have an app using ...
4
votes
2answers
910 views

how to force the phone not to use wi-fi to upload video to youtube?

I do not have wi-fi at home and I want to upload video I took into my youtube account. I have generouse data plan so I don't have to use wi-fi to upload larger files like the application forces me. I ...
0
votes
2answers
402 views

Is there any Android 2.2 updrate available for Samsung Galaxy S? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When will my phone get the Android 2.2 update (FroYo)? if yes, how to upgrade it with out going service center.
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1answer
1k views

What LauncherPro Shortcuts Have You Used?

If you have LauncherPro you may be familiar with one of it's powerful features: LauncherPro Shortcuts. By using the LauncherPro Shortcut Generator, you can create powerful custom "shortcuts" that ...
5
votes
1answer
192 views

Do I need network's SIM in in order to receive OTA update

I have a UK HTC Magic which is from Vodafone - I am in France for the time being and don't have the Vodafone SIM in. The phone is on the internet via wifi a lot. Do I need to have Vodafone's sim in ...
9
votes
2answers
889 views

Security risks of “Open Wi-Fi Networks”

How paranoid do I need to be about allowing my phone to connect to open/unencrypted WiFi hotspots? I don't really care if other people see my data (email being received or sent, stock quotes, ...
16
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5answers
17k views

Can you run Android 2.2 Froyo or 2.3 Gingerbread in a VM?

I came across a how-to guide for running Android 1.7 in a virtual machine (VirtualBox), but 1.7 is old. I haven't been able to find a Android 2.2 or 2.3 image anywhere, does anyone have any ideas on ...
0
votes
3answers
432 views

Backup of my Droid X

How (What App) do I use in order to do backup? What is good backup apps out there? I primarily want to save calling logs & SMSs, as all of Applications I can just re-download from Market. I use ...
8
votes
6answers
6k views

How to create a “pipe character” with the HTC Incredible (ConnectBot)?

I am trying to use the | (pipe) character in ConnectBot on my HTC Incredible, but everyone says to use Shift + Alt + ',' but that doesn't seem to work. I have tried multiple different combinations to ...
8
votes
4answers
16k views

What is causing music playback to stop/pause unexpectedly?

Moto DROID v1 Android 2.2.1 Is anyone else experiencing random music playback stopping/pausing on their handset? Do you know what is causing it, or how to prevent it? I've been trying to get to ...
4
votes
1answer
553 views

What exact purpose has the sync option “Background data”?

What exact purpose has the sync option "Background data"?
8
votes
2answers
2k views

Open source / trusted rooting app for Android / Motorola Defy?

I found a lot of compiled rooting exploits for Android, but not a lot of source code. So, how can I trust an exploit able to take SU rights on my mobile device? How can I be sure there is no ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Why do I get dropped calls and weak signal with Samsung Galaxy 3 5801 mobile?

Samsung Galaxy 3 5801 phone with android 2.1 OS. When I enable GPRS I am getting dropped calls and weak signal. When I disable GPRS I find my calls don't drop and the signal much better. Is it a ...
7
votes
3answers
2k views

How to switch the layout of a hardware keyboard without changing language?

I have bought German T-Mobile G1 (HTC Dream), and thus I have German hardware keyboard. In stock firmware I used English language, but the keyboard was still German - that was OK. I got used to that ...
5
votes
4answers
26k views

How to deactivate Motoblur and undesirable services on Motorola Defy?

Is it possible to deactivate Motoblur sync and undesirable services on Motorola Defy like: FeedRecieverService NewsRecieverService WeatherService (all lanched by app.) Because I really don't care ...
1
vote
5answers
5k views

Why does “Preparing SD card” message appear on Optimus One P500 3-4 times a day?

On my Optimus One P500 it shows. Preparing SD card The above message shows at least 3 to 4 times in a day. During this Apps on SD cards are automatically closed. Any files opened(Music/PDF) as not ...
3
votes
3answers
2k views

Do any phones other than the Samsung S have gyroscope capabilities?

The Samsung S, Android's first official phone to support 2.3 will have gyroscoping capabilities. Do any other phones have a gyroscope?
4
votes
3answers
2k views

How to make Skype Mobile for Android permit PC-to-PC calling?

I purchased a Samsung Galaxy Tab from Verizon Wireless without a contract, so no 3G support -- only WiFi. I went to Skype.com/m and installed Skype Mobile for Android. After installation, it lets me ...

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