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3answers
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Can a thief unlock or otherwise access the data on my stolen Android device?

If my Android device is stolen, will the person who ends up with it be able to get my data by plugging it into a PC and using some trick? Is there anything I can do to prevent this or make it harder?
2
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0answers
115 views

DEFY use wireless tether error message No Access Control!! [closed]

My machine is motorola Defy I can turn on the Wireless Tether to share network to my Nitendon 3DS but I can't use Access control to define who is using my network It give me a message that mention ...
12
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5answers
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“Show only contacts with phone number” - Filter missing in Android 4

The stock contacts app of Android 2.3. (and older versions) had a filter that displays only contacts with a phone number, accessible under Menu -> Display Options -> Only contacts with phones. ...
10
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1answer
12k views

Can I block specific apps from using GPS?

I like to leave GPS enabled so that it's ready to go when I open Maps or certain other location based apps. However, one app that I don't want to access GPS is Facebook. There is, as far as I can ...
3
votes
1answer
808 views

Samsung S2 not deleting sent emails on gmail

I have a samsung s2 all other parts of the Gmail is syncing. But in the sent items on my phone there are about 10 sent emails that are not on my online account (have deleted there) and when I try and ...
2
votes
1answer
4k views

How to download a Windows executable? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to download unsupported files from the default browser? When I try to download a Windows executable (.exe) from Android browser, the download starts but stops ...
23
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3answers
25k views

What's the meaning of signal strength colors in battery usage screens?

The battery usage screen has an indicator for "Signal strength" that, instead of being blue/black like WiFi, has many colors: green, gray, yellow. What's their meaning?
3
votes
1answer
260 views

View live GPS tracking online during race

Are there any apps that will allow me to share my current location in real time? I'm doing a half ironman triathlon and I want to run/bike with my phone (GPS enabled) and share my progress in real ...
10
votes
2answers
7k views

How do I create a ClockworkMod installation package?

I'm a seasoned Linux veteran and recently bought a Samsung Galaxy S2 from T-Mobile. I've been feeling the tinkering bug, so I opted to download the source code from Samsung's site and start fiddling. ...
1
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0answers
50 views

Are Android USB plug-in chargers interchangeable? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is my phone liable to explode if I charge it with a charger that came with a different phone? Are Android chargers universal in terms of power (Voltage, amperage)? I'm ...
6
votes
1answer
207 views

How can voice search improve recognition

I understand that Google will store the things I say and is supposed to improve recognition of my voice on my android phone. How can it do this if there is no way to correct it? I say a persons name ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

What is the process to install cyanogenmod to a galaxy tab 10.1?

I am new to this flashing business for the Android tablets. I did some of those flashing on a PanDigital tablet previously, but it's been a while. My tablet is the standard 32G WiFi tablet, and it's ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

Are there guidelines on how much free RAM a phone should have - specifically Samsung Galaxy S?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S (AT&T Captivate) that is rooted. I have various ways to tweak the amount of free RAM the OS leaves on the phone. The default is 48 MB, but I was wondering if I could ...
3
votes
1answer
522 views

VZW Galaxy Nexus exhibiting bizarre charging behavior

Lately I've noticed some weird behavior with my Galaxy Nexus. I am rooted, but running stock ICS. Here is what it's doing wrong: Phone sometimes will not charge, I must turn it off for it to start ...
11
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6answers
35k views

Automatically power on Android when the charger is connected

Is it possible to automatically power on the device once the charger is connected given that the device is initially turned off?
4
votes
1answer
939 views

How do HD voice calls work?

Most of the operators now support HD voice on Android devices. I was wondering about the following points: How can an Android user be sure that a call is HD without guessing from the audio quality? ...
4
votes
1answer
612 views

Nexus S 4.0.3 (OTA) missing icon in the phone app

How can I solve missing icon issue? Restarted couple of times doesn't help. Note: It was fine for a couple of months back. When it start happening, I just need to reboot, but now it's permanent. The ...
2
votes
1answer
195 views

For updating an Android OS which one is better amongst the, official Update and Custom ROM update [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I update the OS in my device? When will my device get the Android 4.0 update (Ice Cream Sandwich)? I am using the Sony Xperia Arc phone. I came to know ...
0
votes
1answer
847 views

Android HTC Touch2/Mega [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I install Android on my non-Android device? Language Turkish. Merhaba ; Benim HTC touch 2 bir telefonum var.Çok uzun süredir araştırma yapıyorum fakat bir türlü ...
2
votes
1answer
135 views

What new features my tablet gains in the passage between Honeycomb and Ice Cream Sandwich? [closed]

I just received the official ICS upgrade for my Asus TF101 (Wi-Fi only version) and I immediately noticed that the device seems faster and has a renewed look & feel. But what other features the ...
5
votes
1answer
3k views

ICS and support for gamepad/controller devices

I own an Asus Transformer TF101 and finally the official upgrade to ICS has been released. I remember some ICS video previews where they said that ICS would have native support for ...
6
votes
2answers
3k views

How to set http proxy filter?

I have an http proxy, which works OK, but there are some address on my lan which provides some web services. I want to configure my device so that for some range of addresses the proxy is bypassed. ...
2
votes
1answer
286 views

In ICS, what differs between use on a phone, and use on a tablet?

Being that ICS is the merging of the phone and tablet versions of Android, what is different in ICS when it is used on a phone from when it is used on a tablet? ** Clarification:** This is referring ...
12
votes
5answers
13k views

Can a device pretend to be a USB keyboard?

What I'm looking for: Is there a way to make the device claim to be a keyboard/HID when plugged into a USB port and "type in" the contents of the clipboard? More accurately; What would it take to ...
4
votes
1answer
379 views

What do I need to know about the “weird” Galaxy S Vibrant emergency call handling?

Vibrant support was dropped from CyanogenMod after 7.1 (Gingerbread) due to issues with failed 911 calls. I flashed 7.1 a bit before this was made known, and have since reverted to my stock-based ...
1
vote
0answers
91 views

How to transfer files using WiFi Direct between 2 ICS devices? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to send a file wirelessly without bluetooth or a wifi network in ICS? I recently asked the question whether it was possible to transfer 2 files between ...
1
vote
1answer
461 views

Do most phones default to Automatic Date and Time being on?

I guess this is really a question about carriers in the US since I suspect they control these types of default settings. Do most Android phones default to have "Automatic" Date & Time setting ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

copy folder structure from internal memory to sd-card

I use the amazon downloader to buy mp3s with my android device. My problem now is that I cannot change the download folder but want the files to be moved to my sdcard. I already found a cron tool to ...
111
votes
5answers
64k views

What actually happens when you swipe an app out of the recent apps list?

The recent apps list in Ice Cream Sandwich added the ability to swipe apps out of the list, thereby dismissing them permanently (and as far as I know this is a vanilla function, not a CM/custom ROM ...
24
votes
4answers
41k views

How can I send a file wirelessly without bluetooth or a Wi-Fi network in ICS?

I know that one of the new features is WiFi-direct for ICS (noted at the very bottom of the page in the link). Is there a way to leverage this new feature to transmit files from one ICS device to ...
1
vote
1answer
167 views

Application to slide from area to start application?

I had an application before I formatted which would do something awesome: you simply slid from an active area on the screen, no matter what application you're in, and you were presented with about 12 ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

Is there an equivalent for coconutBattery (Mac) on the Android?

My G2 android used to last an entire day without charge for the past year, now it appears that it gets to very low energy at about halfway through the day, is there something like coconutBattery (Mac) ...
9
votes
1answer
33k views

How do I disable the data usage warning and notification in ICS?

I'm running ICS on a Galaxy Nexus and my data plan is grandfathered in from the days of unlimited data with my carrier- so I don't need any warning or notification for the amount of data I'm using. ...
3
votes
1answer
413 views

Ubuntu font cannot display latin extended characters

I changed the system font (by Font Changer) to Ubuntu font (0.8). This font has Latin-Extended support and can display Vietnamese just fine (I tested this on http://font.ubuntu.com/). However, after ...
0
votes
1answer
262 views

Mass install apps using FTP/HTTP

I would like to mass install few apps at one time from a single FTP server - from Android phone, without using adb command. The phone will be rooted and will have and the option to install non-Market ...
0
votes
0answers
57 views

List of ROMs for HTC Flyer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device? I've just received an HTC Flyer which I intend on rooting and putting a custom ROM on. Normally I would ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Can I restore my HTC Hero to its stock ROM?

I have a rooted HTC Hero with the latest Cyanogen mod installed on it. I'd like to get it back to its stock status, restoring the original, official ROM and unrooting it. Is this possible? I have ...
18
votes
1answer
1k views

How can I make Android remember default apps after upgrades?

After choosing a default program for an action, every time an app gets updated that relates to that action, the OS unnecessarily asks which program to use. I can't be the only one to be aggravated by ...
4
votes
5answers
14k views

Displaying profile picture in Gmail App

I've got an ICS device, when I send SMS messages, G+ messages or GoogleTalk message my avatar appears beside each email. When I send emails through my GMail account in a browser my profile picture ...
3
votes
4answers
4k views

What is my lcd density?

How can I figure out what is my tablet's lcd screen density. It is a cheapy one with no official site... Is there any settings option I could check to see the display resolution configurations? Is ...
2
votes
2answers
321 views

Better folders, which support drag & drop: is that even possible?

I've tried three different folder widgets for Android 2.3, but I noticed none of them supports adding applications via drag & drop, like the native folders do. Is that even possible to do? I ...
5
votes
2answers
1k views

Is there a way to see 3G connection time?

I have a time-based data plan, therefore I would like to have a report of the 3G connection time (possibly with a weekly reset). However, all the application on the market reports the data usage, and ...
1
vote
0answers
36 views

Retrieve deleted file Android droid 2 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I recover a deleted file on Android? I deleted a file from my droid 2 -Android 2.2. I am not trying to retrieve the file(jpg). I have used Astro to look at the ...
2
votes
1answer
83 views

Can I temporarily use device with physical QWERTY in touch only mode?

I am looking for a new phone with a physical QWERTY keyboard (probably a "slide-down" construction). As I do not have possibility to test it, I would like to know, whether I can use the device as a ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

How do I change my “Vendor Class ID”?

My device's "Vendor Class ID" is dhcpcd-5.2.10:Linux-3.0.8-gb55e9ac:armv7l:herring. I don't know what Vendor Class ID is, but how do I change it to something else? My question is not related to ...
4
votes
2answers
216 views

opera search bar: enter doesn't search

I write my question in a search box (on stack exchange or wikipedia or Google.) when I press enter, it doesn't search. This isn't a keyboard thing since I've tried swiftkey, android keyboard, ...
1
vote
1answer
14k views

How can I sign out from gmail in my Android? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How-to unlink the main Google account from android device without a factory reset Logout from Gmail on my device I have a Sony Ericsson Xperia. I have logged in on it ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

If I open a PDF from dropbox with Adobe Reader, where is it saved? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dropbox for Android folder location I opened a PDF from the DropBox app with Adobe Reader on my Samsung Galaxy Tab (running 3.1). It isn't saved in Downloads, as I ...
30
votes
5answers
55k views

How to keep two versions of an app installed?

Android Market has just updated an app in my device. I liked the update, but its fully different from last version which was also my favorite. So, I want to keep last version too. I have last ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

installing openAOS 2.3.5 on Archos 5IT?

I found there is people installing openAOS 2.3.5 on Archos 5IT, but I haven't seen any website detailing the instructions on how to do it. Anyone?

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