4
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1answer
375 views

If I download and install a non-market application and then proceed remove it, does it mitigate any security issues?

If I downloaded a non-market application and installed it and discovered it may be malicious, does removing it from the list of applications completely discard it and help mitigate any security issues?...
1
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1answer
155 views

What is the difference between deleting and clearing downloads?

If I select on a download I am given the option to delete or clear the selection. What is the difference? If I select clear, do it mean I still have the option to delete? If so where from?
2
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0answers
1k views

How to read my email in a threaded view?

I am subscribed to quite a few newslists for which the flat view is subpar in terms of readability and clarity. Hence I am looking for a way to read them in a tree view mode like the desktop ...
1
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1answer
2k views

Why does Gmail force close when I open it?

Every time I open my Gmail app it force closes. This is the message I get: The application Gmail( process com.android.gmail) has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again.) If it helps I am using ...
1
vote
1answer
205 views

Why is my Kyocera Echo taking 6 minutes to boot?

I have a Kyocera Echo that now takes about 6 minutes to boot. I haven't rooted it or tried to perform any 'hacks' on it. I've had it for a few months now. It's running Android 2.3 if that helps. I am ...
1
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1answer
208 views

Why can I not pull an IPv6 address from T-Mobile?

I saw that T-Mobile has enabled IPv6 for its network, and I wanted to try it out. I dropped off my WiFi network, changed my APN to the IPv6-enabled APN (epc.tmobile.com) and was unable to pull an ...
6
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2answers
871 views

What's the difference between real dual-touch and fake dual-touch?

I have a Xperia X10 Mini Pro and by some ungodly reason it's dual touch feature is not working. I have searched around the net and I have seen here and there people use terms such as real dual-touch ...
2
votes
2answers
218 views

Calendar sync with Google Calendar notification time

Events sync-ed from Google Calendar have a default notification time of 10 minutes in advance. Sometimes that's not enough. Is there any way to automate this and have the default be something else? ...
4
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2answers
4k views

Does ICS Gmail display unread message counts for labels other than Inbox?

Up to Android 2.x, in the labels view the Gmail app of my Nexus S displayed the number of unread messages next to labels with unread mail. I recently upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4 on the same ...
2
votes
1answer
60 views

Use Nook Tablet in the UK

I will be visiting the U.S. this month and I was thinking about buying the Nook Tablet from Barnes and Noble whilst over there as I am looking for a Tablet to primarily read books on but also browser ...
3
votes
2answers
15k views

What does “Locked Messages” mean?

When I try to delete a message, I get prompted to select whether to "Delete locked messages". There doesn't appear to be any difference if I check this option or leave it unchecked. Does anyone know ...
1
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2answers
530 views

Should I be worried about applications with weird looking permissions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How important is it to review the permissions that an app is using? When I install apps from Android Market (Play Store now) there are some apps that require special ...
0
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1answer
1k views

How can I add an icon to the MIUI home screen?

I just got a Nexus One, which uses the MIUI interface. It came with two different gallery apps. I prefer the cooliris app, but there's no icon for it on the home screen, which makes it difficult to ...
3
votes
2answers
241 views

Which system process do I block from the internet to prevent ads from showing up?

Yes, this is similar to my own previous question on the subject. I'm being very specific here though - despite having wrapped ad blocking with hosts file and firewall, some apps (several more now) are ...
1
vote
1answer
31k views

What is cleared when I restart my phone?

I haven't restart my phone since the day I got it however decided I would give it a go since my contacts seem to disappear intermittently. Anyhoo, it prompted me that if I restarted my phone anything ...
5
votes
3answers
1k views

Can I reinitialize specific core services?

Sometimes my phone gets into a state where one of the core functions - audio, wifi, bluetooth - is in a somehow broken state. Example symptoms: wifi cannot see any available networks wifi attempts ...
12
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12answers
15k views

Can I forward/reply calls/sms to PC?

I wonder if its possible to forward calls or sms to PC where I can then reply or at least get notified of a call/sms? For example, calls might be forwarded to Skype, isit possible?
-1
votes
1answer
247 views

How can I fix my touchscreen on my Droid 2 Global?

Anyone know what to do if your phone's touchscreen won't respond. I have tried removing the battery and SIM card, turning it off, letting the battery completely die and then recharge. Is there ...
0
votes
1answer
4k views

How can I train voice recognition on ICS?

Is it possible to train Android's speech recognition? I have read Can I train Google Voice Actions to better recognize my voice? which suggests that there is a setting in the voice search app but I'm ...
11
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2answers
16k views

How can I make a point-to-point VoIP call over Wi-Fi?

I am searching for a way to make a point-to-point VoIP call between two Android devices without having any intermediate server (SIP server) or an Internet connection. I just have an access point (or ...
1
vote
0answers
1k views

How can I forward a port when using PdaNet?

I'm using PdaNet to connect my laptop to the Internet. From there I'm using an ethernet cable and Internet conection sharing to connect my PS3 for online gaming. Works pretty good for most games, but ...
4
votes
4answers
15k views

“Android.process.media has stopped unexpectedly” error when I boot my Galaxy Nexus

Every time I boot my phone it gives the error message android.process.media has stopped unexpectedly. Why? I am using 4.0.2 on my Galaxy Nexus.
2
votes
2answers
492 views

Very long boot time on my Galaxy Nexus

My Galaxy Nexus 4.0.2 takes over three minutes to boot. Is this normal? Is it supposed to take this long to boot? Why does it take so long?
4
votes
2answers
4k views

Get root access without going through replacing things?

I'm totally new to rooting and I would like to simply have root access to my phone. I don't want to do any customization whatsoever to the insides of it. Is this doable? I mean like, in terms of a PC, ...
4
votes
3answers
12k views

How to copy all photos in gallery to linux desktop machine?

I have a bunch of photos on my Samsung Galaxy Tab running 3.2 which I'd like to copy over USB to my main machine running Linux so I can work on them with GIMP and other power tools. Despite this ...
2
votes
2answers
515 views

Why is multitasking not behaving properly on my HTC One S?

I have recently purchased the new HTC One S, and I am starting to get disappointed with Android and ICS. Multitasking only seems to exist for small apps like SMS, mail, and others. Every time I have a ...
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votes
1answer
274 views

No numbers on default keyboard

Just bought a SE Xperia Arc S phone and it's keyboard does not have numbers or symbols like $,@ on the keys. When I press and hold "r" for example it prints a weird "ṛ" character instead of the number ...
3
votes
2answers
5k views

Can applications be downloaded without a Google Account and without disabling security features?

If I wish to install applications such as Skype, DropBox, etc however without registering for a Google account, is that possible? If so, how do I install them without a Google account?
2
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1answer
273 views

Exchange Calendar Sync can't edit turns reminders on

I have synced my Galaxy S II with exchange 2010 server. It has imported all my calendar events as expected, however it has set a reminder on all of the events. For example, in Outlook I have public ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

Is there any reason not lock the CPU frequency to the minimum while the screen is off?

To save battery, I have created a "screen off" profile with SetCPU that locks the CPU frequency to the minimum while the screen is turned off. Could this have any negative side effects on apps that ...
12
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5answers
27k views

Link to app will not open in Google Play

I am using the URI format http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=<package_name> described in Linking to Your Apps on Google Play in order to open the app in Android Market or Google Play ...
5
votes
3answers
6k views

How can I disable the front status LED when charging my device?

Charging my smartphone the front LED is always shining annoyingly green. This bothers me especially while reading an ebook which is why I am looking for a way to disable this feature. So how do I ...
1
vote
1answer
4k views

How do I speed up Android on Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini?

My first Android device is an Xperia X10 Mini. I've installed a custom ROM (miniCm7) and now my device is definitely 'cool'. The only problem is that a lot of applications run in the background, ...
13
votes
3answers
9k views

What's causing battery drainage by “Google Services” while packet data is switched on in a 3G dead zone?

Here's a picture of my Samsung Galaxy S2 battery usage page. Around the point where the battery usage started diving, I had added a calendar remainder, sent an email (to a new contact) and browsed ...
7
votes
3answers
873 views

Manually changing shared_prefs and forcing app to update to it?

I've been trying to figure out if it's possible to disable/enable GO SMS popup notifications via something like Tasker. I came across the following line in /data/data/com.jb.gosms/shared_prefs/com.jb....
3
votes
3answers
19k views

How can I remove Camera app on Cyanogenmod?

I am running Cyanogenmod on my SamSung phone. Can you please tell me how can I remove the Camera app on the phone?
6
votes
1answer
283 views

Can my Google Docs app be secured?

I have sensitive information in my Google Docs. I enabled two-step verification with my Google account; but just noticed that Google DOCS on my phone doesn't require any type of PIN number or ...
4
votes
1answer
130 views

Why my Galaxy Nexus display is unable to present solid colors?

Whenever there is a non-black solid color block in any application I can see tiny "watermarks", a pattern, and I don't even need to get close to see that. The effect is more visible in lighter colors....
6
votes
1answer
934 views

Is there an open source or other equilvent to Android Sync Manager? [closed]

I am looking any suggestions of an an open source package or web software that I can manage both my Android devices (Galaxy 10.1 tab/Galaxy S Smartphone. My computer OS is Ubuntu. I want to be able ...
7
votes
2answers
3k views

Am I overcharging my phone? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does constant charging harm my Android cellphone? I am using my Xperia Active for application development. Given that scenario, I obviously have the phone connected to the ...
4
votes
1answer
364 views

Does my HTC Wildfire S data cable work with a Samsung Galaxy S2?

I have a HTC Wildfire S and I was wondering if it works on a Samsung Galaxy S2. Sorry if I posted this in the wrong forum.
3
votes
1answer
71 views

Apps list on Galaxy Tab 10.1

On the Galaxy Tab 10.1, is there a way to see a list (not grid) of all apps, or to search for an app by typing other than via the main Google search widget?
6
votes
1answer
1k views

World clock on lock screen

Did anyone meet an app to show the time in several timezones on the lock screen? Android 2.3.4, Xperia Pro
20
votes
2answers
1k views

If I use free WiFi in a hotspot, can data be easily sniffed?

If I use my mobile device in a Wifi hotspot, can I take it that it bears the same risks as using a laptop in that data can be easily sniffed and that the mobile device is also open to man-in-the-...
5
votes
1answer
247 views

When a Google account is used to access the Android Market, what information is captured by Google?

When I use a Google account which then becomes the primary account on the device, what information is captured by Google e.g. device make, model, IMEI, etc? Am I able to access any of this ...
3
votes
0answers
452 views

How does the HTC Sensation know it's in a dock?

I like hacking stuff together and my next project I'd like to make my own dock for my HTC Sensation. It's a fairly simple project, but the bit I can't work out is how the Sensation knows it's in a ...
4
votes
1answer
3k views

What does it mean when I select to 'clear data'?

If I look at the options to manage an application and select to clear data, what data is specifically being cleared? Is there a way to find out?
1
vote
1answer
649 views

Why is a Google account required when installing applications from the Market?

I installed an application from the Android Market for the first time today however was informed that I need a Google Account. Why is that?
2
votes
1answer
184 views

What occurs in the background when an application such as Skype is installed e.g. logs, synchronization, etc?

When I install an application, what happens in the background, where is the application installed, where are its preferences stored, where is information such as usernames and passwords stored, etc?
0
votes
1answer
31k views

How do I clear learned words? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to clear the keyboard autocomplete suggestions I want to clear the learned words on my Android 2.3.4 phone. They are not found on the User Dictionary but I can see them ...

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