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text editor that starts out in view mode?

I would like a text editor that works like the Google Docs app, where you start out viewing a file and if you want to edit it you specifically have to click an "Edit" button. The reason this would be ...
2
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0answers
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How to set special ringtone for all foreign numbers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Separate ringtone for calls from numbers not in the contact list? How to make all numbers except of "+375..." play different ringtone (or set ringtone just for this ...
4
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1answer
899 views

What are the steps for rooting an Android device, in general?

I'm aware that for different devices the particular procedures are different, but I guess there are principal similarities in the procedure. So what are the basic steps to root your phone? What ...
4
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2answers
2k views

Is there a way to allow certain numbers to be called from a locked phone?

When I got my first cell phone I was told to put a "In case of an emergency call XXX" at the top of my list of phone numbers. While I haven't ever benefited directly from that, I have benefited from ...
1
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2answers
894 views

Bluetooth: A2DP stopped working

From one day to another it seems that A2DP stopped working for me. I used it to stream music from my phone to my car's stereo. Everything worked fine until yesterday. I didn't install or upgrade any ...
3
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2answers
342 views

connect android phone to internet

i have an bridged internet connection. That is i connect my router and then i have to connect to the internet. There are two steps to be followed. I do that on my computer by first connecting to the ...
5
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3answers
912 views

Remove google accounts from Android Market

I have 2 accounts synced with the device, lets call them Account A and Account B. When I got the device, I first entered A to be the account for the market, for gmail and everything else. Then, I ...
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1answer
581 views

Is there a Palm OS-style launcher (placing apps in categories)? [closed]

I am interested in a launcher/home screen application which behaves like the classic Palm OS (not WebOS) launcher. Specifically, every installed application is in exactly one category, and you can ...
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1answer
281 views

Factory data reset is not complete

I'd like to reset my tablet to factory settings. I used this option in my device but this was not complete. In the directory structure there are old application settings and I want to erase it to have ...
4
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2answers
314 views

Android Market not showing full list of app updates

When I have app updates, the android market notifies and takes me to the list of apps that have updates but some apps that have updates are not shown sometimes. Only when I go to search and key in the ...
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3answers
379 views

Samsung Galaxy S2 support for Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich

This post indicates that Samsung Galaxy S2 may get Android 4.0. I am planning to buy S2 and I have the following questions. Is Galaxy S2 compatible to run Android 4.0? If Samsung is not releasing ...
6
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4answers
1k views

Update text files on Android and sync to Dropbox

I'm transitioning to plain text files as the basis for my GTD system, which is awesome when I'm at my laptop (Vim editing all the way). However, I haven't yet figured out a good way to take quick ...
3
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2answers
2k views

Encrypting SMS and calls

Is it possible to encrypt calls and SMS messages between two Android phones (or even from android to iPhone)? This firm delivered a beta on Android Market before: http://www.whispersys.com/
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2answers
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ZTE Blade can't maintain a wifi connection

I have a ZTE Blade with Android 2.3.7 (CyanogenMod 7.1). Recently, when I try to connect to a wifi network (even one that worked before this problem started) it starts to connect, tries to ...
1
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1answer
580 views

List of Android devices with their current version APIs

I have been trying to find a list of Android devices with their current Android version that their manufacturers upgraded to. Not the ones that the were released with. Most of the lists I find are ...
0
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1answer
2k views

Reverse Tethering won't work for me - is it because my phone isn't rooted?

I've been trying most of the day to reverse tether my phone (Motorola Droid X on Verizon ub the USA), in this case to an Ubuntu VM running on a Windows 7 host via VMWare Workstation. I've followed the ...
3
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2answers
98 views

Is there a 1-click method to do this 3-4 click task?

I'm on a pay-as-you go scheme using an HTC desire with Android 2.3 installed. Right now, to activate my mobile internet (which I do only when I need to check email) needs me to go to Settings > ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

I'm not able to access a certain intranet site

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy Tab (3.2 Android OS) on a wireless network to access an intranet site. I can access the site perfectly from a laptop connected (wireless) to the intranet site, but not with ...
8
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4answers
6k views

Automatically install new applications on SD card

How can I do this? My phone's internal memory is low, yet Android (2.3.3) still deems it fit to attempt installations of files in the phone memory, I haven't found any option for this in the settings. ...
2
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5answers
3k views

How do I block packet data for background programs?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Gio running Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread. How can I block packet data for background programs only? When I disable Settings -> Wireless & networks -> Mobile networks ...
1
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1answer
1k views

why does the xoom dock connect the USB port?

I feel like I must be missing something. I got the Xoom dock from Verizon along with my 4G upgrade (The turn around on the whole thing was 1.5 days, and the 4G is amazingly fast, so, definitely don't ...
34
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1answer
9k views

How exactly does “root” user access/account works? Do all applications run as root on my phone after rooting?

I'm new to android. My old dumbphone broke, so I thought about buying a new smartphone (Android). I've been reading about rooting the phone, but I have some concept doubts: when you buy an Android ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

How can I root my Samsung Infuse 4G (AT&T)?

I have been looking everywhere online, but I cannot find anything helpful in rooting my Samsung Infuse 4G. I have even tried (once) with SuperOneClick, but it never worked. Didn't affect my phone, but ...
1
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2answers
450 views

Android losing BT headset password

I have a Sidekick 4G running 2.2.1. I've had a problem with both stock and custom ROMs randomnly losing the BT connection to my Plantronics Pro headset. Sometimes hitting the connect button on my ...
6
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1answer
730 views

Is HTC IQAgent a version of Carrier IQ?

Some HTC phones have a service called HTC IQAgent. Is this the same as the Carrier IQ software?
2
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2answers
6k views

How to get vi or vi like editor on an android Samsung galaxy tablet

I'm using an Android Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablet, and I downloaded terminal from the market; I want to edit a network host file. However, there does not appear to be a text editor in terminal. Does ...
5
votes
1answer
345 views

Show IP and connection info in Minimalistic Text

is it possible to show the phone IP and/or connection info using the Minimalistic Text widget ? I did not find any field of this kind in the customization menu, but I do know that is possible to ...
2
votes
1answer
760 views

Alternative for Kies

New firmware upgrade is available. I tried to install it through Kies at least 15 times. But every time, it fails. I am using latest version of Kies on my PC. I Googled for alternative. I found ODIN ...
1
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1answer
13k views

Google Nexus S USB Drivers for Windows 7 64Bit

Anyone knows how to get the Google Nexus S to be recognized by the Windows OS. The only option I could find was to download the Android SDK and then use the driver from there, but unfortunately, it is ...
4
votes
2answers
222 views

Blank Circle name in Google+

On my Google+ Android app (version 2.1.1.219805) there is a Circle with no name. There's no one in the Circle. When I check Google+ on the web, this mystery Circle is not there. All of my Circles are ...
3
votes
1answer
833 views

Wireless tethering between two Android devices

I have two Androids. The first one has an Internet connection. I want to share this Internet connection to my second device. I installed wireless tether app to my first device but my second device ...
11
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1answer
4k views

How do I protect my phone from malicious apps once it is rooted?

I rooted my phone. Now if I use a Terminal Emulator such as Android Terminal Emulator, I noticed that I can can easily obtain root access without a password: $ id uid=10059(app_59) gid=10059(app_59) ...
1
vote
2answers
278 views

Using windows drivers for an air quality USB device

I have a question that doesn't appear to have already been addressed - perhaps because it is impossible, but perhaps not. I recently received a USB-powered air quality monitoring device and, as an ...
30
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4answers
2k views

How do I tell if my phone has Carrier IQ Software on it?

What is known about the Carrier IQ Software and Android handsets? I see a similar icon as shown on the Carrier IQ app next to an app called "Contact Data" and another called "Contact Sync". Does my ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Sound Amplifier for Android

Is there any sound amplifier app for android? My HTC Wildfire S speaker is just too low for my ears even when at maximum. Is there any way I can boost the sounds? i.e Music Player, call ringtones ...
22
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5answers
14k views

Minimum volume is too high with headphones

Got the HTC Sensation XE recently. Liking the phone and the beats headphones/ear-in phones that come with the phone. However, the minimum volume is just too LOUD!!! The beats integration was one of ...
6
votes
1answer
2k views

Change default IMAP folders

On my HTC Evo 3D, my IMAP email account is using Trash folder for it's deleted items. My web mail AND my Windows Live Mail on my PC, using IMAP, is using Deleted Items folder. Can I change my phone to ...
7
votes
2answers
22k views

How can I change a QWERTY keyboard layout to AZERTY without changing the phone language?

I've just acquired an HTC Desire with MIUI interface. I speak English and want the phone to stay in English. But I live in France and all my keyboards (computers, etc.) are French standard AZERTY, ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

How can I upgrade my device without going through my carrier?

Are there sites available that will allow me to upgrade to the latest version of Android without depending on my carrier?
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Android display to TV?

I have an android device(tablet) and I want the screen that I see on my tablet to be able to see it on my TV. The TV has HDMI to which I connected but I only have the video playback or whatever. I ...
9
votes
3answers
42k views

Blocking a call without the calling party knowing it

Most call blocking apps will reject/hang up the calls from blacklisted numbers. But the calling party comes to know that there call was rejected. Is there any way or any app which can really "block" ...
7
votes
1answer
271 views

Is there a way to save pop up alerts?

After every call/message, my service provider (airtel) displays a popup which has the last call cost and current balance. Is there a way I could log them automatically and have the latest balance ...
16
votes
4answers
11k views

How can I get Google Maps on Android to show metric units?

Google Maps always shows me distance values for direction results / navigation in miles, although it does show me a scale on the map itself in metric units. I rather prefer to get my direction ...
3
votes
3answers
4k views

Connecting Android to Windows 7 fails

My Windows 7 doesn't recognize my android phone. HTC Wildfire S Are there any updates of drivers that I need? If I use VMWare it works properly here's what it showed in VMWare. But here's what ...
1
vote
1answer
712 views

Android 2.2 Galaxy S SGH-T959 kernel update with netfilter

I can't seem to find a kernel update for this phone that would include netfilter. Does anyone know a different way to install netfilter on this phone?
5
votes
1answer
388 views

Galaxy Nexus, playlists not showing up in other apps

I have an jogging app, which reads playlists from the normal content resolver. (Media.AudioStore.Playlist.EXTERNAL_CONTENT_URI) On my old phone (HTC Desire) the playlists showed up when I queried ...
0
votes
1answer
555 views

Upgrading Galaxy i7500 to OS 2.x

I have a Samsung Galaxy i7500. The OS version is 1.5, and I believe Samsung did not publish any updates (other than a 1.6 (Donut) in one country). Is there any way to upgrade my phone to Android 2.x? ...
7
votes
1answer
246 views

Are Exchange server policies permanent?

My company support Android on their Exchange server, but they have policies (lockout, and password policies) that get applied to my phone. Are these permanent, or can they be removed later if I stop ...
6
votes
1answer
689 views

Create a custom keyboard dictionary

Is it possible to use custom dictionary with the default Android keyboard? I guess the words are stored in some file, so I would like to edit it. The goal is to create Macedonian auto-completion ...
23
votes
4answers
16k views

What is USB debugging? Can I keep it ON forever?

Sometimes I need to transfer some music from my PC to my Galaxy S2 and must always activate USB debugging. Then I think, can I keep it ON forever? I mean, Keep it ON for ever can give me a problem ...

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