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6answers
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Access Android device's file system over Bluetooth or Wi-Fi

I'm looking for a way to access the file system of an Android device (Nexus S) wirelessly, as its USB port has become unfit for anything but charging. Ideally, I'd like the same functionality as ...
4
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1answer
1k views

Is it normal for the Galaxy Nexus to have an Odin mode?

I just received my apparently new Galaxy Nexus, and I noticed that it has an "Odin mode" bootloader, which is strange since Nexus devices use fastboot. Should I be worried? Did someone mess with my ...
5
votes
1answer
3k views

QR scanner that doesn't want to access my contact list

(I am new to Android and to this site, so please bear with me if my question is extremely stupid and if I got the tags all wrong. Feel free to improve, though.) I want an app to scan the occasional ...
3
votes
4answers
9k views

Call Recorder not using microphone to record the other side

Any Call Recorders that are digital - not using my microphone to listen to what is said in the other end? What about recording calls over Bluetooth? (It seems most most of these applications record ...
1
vote
1answer
7k views

What do “NAND”, “ROM” and “to flash” mean? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the difference between: Rooting, Jailbreak, ROM, Mod, etc.? I'd like to know the meaning of the following terms: What does NAND mean? What is a ROM? Is it a ...
3
votes
1answer
381 views

Hebrew word suggestions on ICS

I have a Galaxy Nexus with Ice Cream Sandwich OS installed, and I write emails and text messages in Hebrew and English. The English keyboard has as-you-type word suggestions that appear (in blue) ...
1
vote
1answer
279 views

Nexus One stuck in loading screen - How to save application data? (ROOTED)

I have my N1 rooted and after I installed BlackRose and change the partitions with password protection I wasn't able to start Android ever again. It show this screen: I can access to the adb shell, ...
1
vote
1answer
817 views

use wav file for sound notification when receiving a new Facebook/Google+ message?

How can I change the notification in my Android 2.3.5 device so that I can use a given wav file for sound notification when receiving a new Facebook message? If this is not possible with the Facebook ...
4
votes
1answer
8k views

How to make Android use remote DNS servers over VPN?

I've set up an L2TP/IPsec PSK VPN between my phone and my home network. It works, but Android doesn't use my home DNS server, so none of my internal hostnames resolve. I can access internal servers ...
3
votes
1answer
833 views

How can I move incoming messages immediately to the SIM card?

I need to move the incoming messages in my Android phone directly to the sim card. I know I can click the message and move manually to SIM, but I need to do it automatically. I couldnt find that ...
0
votes
1answer
3k views

Why is my Huawei IDEOS X3 (U8510) not appearing in the Device Manager list?

I have just written my first Hello World app for Android using the Eclipse plug-in. As I understand it, I can run the app from within Eclipse so that it will be automatically downloaded to the phone. ...
5
votes
2answers
2k views

Use android phone as bluetooth receiver in car

In my car I have my old Android phone as the GPS and music player. I was hoping to use it as a receiver for my calls coming to my other phone and any bluetooth devices around it streaming music. Is ...
2
votes
2answers
4k views

Galaxy Nexus - How do I start adding strangers' numbers to “auto-reject”?

I regularly get phone calls from people trying to reach an old folks' home and I want to outright reject those automatically (without any "send to voicemail" ideally). This was fairly painless on the ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

Why does my phone consume megabytes of traffic when idle?

I have installed Traffic Monitor to check how much data is transferred between my phone and the rest of the world. The traffic is categorized by application, but there is also the category "system ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

How to clear blank entries from Titanium Backup (pro)?

I often delete those backups which are no longer useful to me. Backup entries are removed from list (popup), but app/element entries aren't removed even when those app/element are not installed. ...
54
votes
10answers
16k views

How to search the Play Store by permissions?

How do I specify that I do not wish to see apps that require for example internet access? Or to only show apps that use a specific permission? A specific repository with search on its webpage? An app ...
2
votes
3answers
2k views

Screen lock settings won't change on Ice Cream Sandwich with MS Exchange Email

I have a Samsung Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.0.2. I have a corporate email set up to Microsoft Exchange. My sys admin said we use the default mobile policies for Exchange, but he doesn't know the ...
2
votes
1answer
5k views

Disable buttons for emergency call and volume control in lock screen

When you see Android's lock screen, there are still some controls available that may be used without unlocking the phone. For me (Android 2.3.3 - LG version) it's the volume control and the button for ...
5
votes
1answer
5k views

How to take backup of all installed APKs from Phone to PC? [duplicate]

How do I take backup of all installed apks from my sgs2 to PC using android sdk/ 3rd party tool etc? My phone is not rooted. I can install/uninstall apks using adb, but is there any similar command ...
-1
votes
1answer
4k views

Install android on Nokia [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I install Android on my non-Android device? I would install Android (no matter the version) on my Nokia 5800 Xpress Music. Is It possible? Someone ever tried to do ...
4
votes
6answers
20k views

Disabling smiley key on keyboards with the stock messaging app in ICS

I'm using a custom ROM for ICS on my Samsung Galaxy S. I like being able to create a new line in a text message, but the 'enter' key on all keyboards I use (though primarily Swype) is replaced with a ...
0
votes
1answer
654 views

Samsung galaxy S2 can't upgrade to 4.0 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When will my device get the Android 4.0 update (Ice Cream Sandwich)? i have Samsung galaxy s2 with android 2.3.6 and when i try update it with Kies to 4.0 (ice cream ...
7
votes
2answers
26k views

Is it posible to change the locale of my device?

In my Android phone when I go to Settings -> Language and Keyboard Settings -> Select Language I see "Locale" as the title on the top row and see that only few languages are listed. I suspect ...
1
vote
1answer
216 views

android what is the minimum software that must be present in my PC to detect my android phone

Hi this is very basic question I have an android phone and when i connect it to few of the PCs in office i can see that "device drivers getting installed" and device ready to use but few machines ...
6
votes
1answer
18k views

Unable to enable Mobile Network settings (options greyed out). Is there any way to restore lost mobile connectivity data?

I have a HTC Desire HD that up until recently has been running well with a custom ROM. For some reason, the phone started to "misbehave" in a number of ways after about 10 months of painless ...
5
votes
2answers
662 views

SMS and Gmail notification volume

Is there an app that can control the volume of notifications for separate apps like SMS and Gmail? I searched around and found a number of old threads that says it's not possible. There was an app ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Mail app stuck at “in progress”

I'm trying to configure the mail app in Android 4/ICS with my IMAP account, but I get stuck at "in progress" after setting up the SMTP server. These are the exact steps I'm going through: Open the ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

Note taking app with handwriting recognition that includes math typesetting (latex preferably)?

Is there some notetaking app that can recognize math and typeset the result using latex? I recently came across with this website: [1] http://www.reddit.com/tb/p88ty that does recognize equations and ...
5
votes
1answer
93 views

Why does Android offer updates for all the gmail accounts on the phone?

I have multiple gmail accounts on my phone and I get Market and other updates listed for each of these accounts. That is simply annoying. How can I disable that and instead set one account as my ...
3
votes
1answer
614 views

HTC G2 crashes, comes back on falsely saying battery level is 0%

Recently my G2 has started dying whenever I use it for more than 5 consecutive minutes. When I reboot it I need to plug into a power source or it will not reboot and it reports that I have 0% battery ...
-2
votes
1answer
176 views

My Galaxy S II is not properly allowing me to use USB storage mode - how can I fix this?

My phone Samsung Galaxy S2 is giving me issues with 2 removable drives(Drive E and F) shown on my computer. It also doesn't allow me to connect to USB mode. Has anyone had this issue before with ...
5
votes
1answer
848 views

Save battery by switching to 2G after a few minutes of inactivity

I'm looking for an app that'll switch to 2G only after a few minutes of inactivity. The idea seems simple enough, but I can't find it. JuiceDefender just disables the data connection, and re-enables ...
-1
votes
3answers
485 views

I'm trying to put a ROM onto my SD card in my phone through USB storage? [closed]

But i cant find the folder for my SD card anywhere, does anyone know where i need to put the ROM?
7
votes
2answers
3k views

is it 100% safe to install Custom Roms

I wonder if is possible for those people who download the Android source code and customize it then release their custom roms to hack the API or any other part of the codebase like GMail client or ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

Android USB Gadget Driver

I am trying to get Ethernet over USB working for my Nexus S. I am running Ice Cream Sandwich v4.0.3 and have rebuilt the kernel with USB Gadget support turned on. When I connect the phone to my ...
10
votes
4answers
26k views

WhatsApp contact's icon not showing

I have WhatsApp installed on my HTC Sensation running Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread). I also have other social contact related apps such as Google Voice, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc. For my Google ...
5
votes
2answers
5k views

Can I run Windows Phone apps on Android devices?

I need to run a Windows Phone 7 app developed for our company but no one has a Windows phone. Is there any way I can run it on my Android, perhaps a simulator or something?
4
votes
1answer
462 views

Change main Google account login address

When I activated my first Android phone, the Galaxy Note, last week it forced me to create a Gmail account for it. Seeing no other way out, I did as I was told. However, seeing yet another google ...
3
votes
1answer
455 views

How to upgrade google play app? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Phone not updating Market to Google Play? I'm having 3.4.4 of google market. But google has change it to google play and upgrade it's app to 3.4.7 But it doesn't ...
3
votes
0answers
246 views

Getting my Angry Birds (and other) data files onto my Galaxy Nexus? [closed]

So...with my HTC Hero, there are two Angry Birds custom files - highscores.lua and settings.lua. Easy enough, I copy them off to my PC. However, on the Galaxy Nexus there's a) no SD card option and ...
3
votes
1answer
762 views

What's the difference between free and premium version of Aldiko Book Reader?

When it comes to epub format ebooks reading, Aldiko Book Reader is the best Android app on Earth and nobody will oppose it, as I think. I have been using it for 5 months and really satisfied. Now, I ...
8
votes
2answers
427 views

What is the best pre-stealing practice? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to block access to or wipe my Google data for a lost/stolen phone I would like to know what is the best/recommended practice to prepare myself to the day ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Battery Sony Ericsson XPeria Mini Pro

I've a Sony Ericsson XPeria Mini Pro with Android 2.3.3. I noted that the battery ends really fast. I don't have enable GPS service, Mobile data, Bluetooth. Only phone and wifi. In less than two days ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

Google talk in Sony Ericsson XPeria Mini Pro

I've a Sony Ericsson XPeria Mini Pro with Android 2.3.3 and GTalk didn't came installed. I search it in the market and can't find it. Is there any way to get it installed?
21
votes
5answers
81k views

Can I share my Google Play “cloud” music with a family member?

I've uploaded all of our music to Google's "music in the cloud". I can play it on my Android phone (Droid X). I'd like my wife to be able to play it as well on her HTC Incredible). Is this allowed? ...
8
votes
1answer
504 views

Date of ROM installation

Is there any way to know when I flashed my last custom ROM? Atleast a smart way to find the approximate date/time using some logs deep down in my android would be good.
4
votes
0answers
299 views

Galaxy S2 restarts

My Galaxy S2 restarts occassionally. In addition, it sometimes loses connection with my service provider (even when the signal strength is good). I just have to switch it off and back on again. I ...
2
votes
1answer
474 views

Will a Motorola DEFY+ sync with my Outlook calendar and contacts?

I'd like to buy a Motorola DEFY+ as it fits my needs almost perfectly. However, I read some test reviews which are claiming that the Outlook sync options are quite weak. Does anyone know if this ...
1
vote
1answer
900 views

Connecting Android to Fedora to browse the web

I have bought an Android phone Spice MI-270. I wanted to connect the phone to Linux Fedora so that I can browse the web using the services provided on my SIM card. How can I connect the Android phone ...
3
votes
1answer
943 views

Why does Google Maps Display Routes/Waypoints Differently on Phone than on PC?

And how do I fix it? I am trying to display a specific route between my origin and destination, rather than letting google maps choose the route. So, I create the route in google maps on my PC and ...

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