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Reconnecting Emulator to Eclipse

My main problem with developing in Android is that the emulator seems to continually get disconnected from eclipse. This always happens the 2-3 time I try to upload my .apk from eclipse without ...
7
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2answers
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What does it mean if my HTC Incredible's notification light flashes between green and amber?

I was driving today and my phone was in its holder. At the time, I was using it for GPS and Pandora, and it was plugged in using my car charger. At one point, the notification LED began to flash in ...
3
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1answer
312 views

Why does my phone keep getting stuck when performing a backup?

I have rooted my phone and currently have an older version of Cyanogen mod on my Sprint HTC Hero. When I try to perform a backup using Rom Manager, the phone tries to reboot, but it never finishes ...
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1answer
2k views

Why won't FWDN see my cheap Chinese tablet?

I have a tablet here that appears to be a NuPad / HAIPAD M701. I have downloaded a .RAR with FWDN. When I run FWDN the "Area Map" always shows "Unknown". I have tried this on both a Windows 7 x64 ...
4
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2answers
1k views

How do I downgrade Android 2.1 to 1.6 on a Garminfone?

I need to send in my Garminfone to T-Mobile. I've rooted it and installed the 2.1 upgrade. The master reset doesn't restore it to 1.6. I know Super One Click will unroot it. Does anyone know how to ...
3
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1answer
1k views

Podcast Player and Bluetooth?

I've been using Google Listen for podcast catching and playing. Seems to work just fine. I'd like to be able to play my podcasts over my Bluetooth headset. Alas, it seems that is only an option for ...
3
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4answers
1k views

screen lock and not displaying lock pattern in android 2.2 (Eclair)

I have HTC Wildfire and one feature I don't like is that it displays the lock composition when I enter incorrect one people knows see the correct one even when displaying password is turned off. Is ...
5
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2answers
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What are the differences between: LauncherPro “Keep in memory” and “Lock home in memory.”

LauncherPro has an option for "Keep in memory". CyanogenMod settings has an option for "Lock home in memory". How do these work? Do they conflict with each other? What problems might they cause? ...
4
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3answers
513 views

Upgrading Unrevoked Desire from Eclair to Froyo

I'm currently running my HTC Desire on 2.1 (O2 branded from the UK, if it makes a difference) which has been rooted via Unrevoked. I've just now been prompted to upgrade it to what I assume is 2.2 via ...
3
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1answer
2k views

Samsung Galaxy 5 (five) - Custom ROM [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I root my phone? Any one tried to root their Samsung Galaxy 5 (five) device? If so, what is the procedure? And also what are the advantages of doing this? Thanks ...
7
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1answer
154 views

How can I use my device as a wifi keyboard and trackpad for my computer?

I have three different MBP's that run XBMC off and on, connecting to our home theater systems. Is there an app that I could install on my droid and the mac's that would allow the droid to act as a ...
5
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1answer
244 views

Is there a fitness app which can record my workouts across multiple activities?

I've been using MyTracks for tracking my running, and another app (which I forget the name) to record my cycling routes. I also do gym, swimming and karate, is there an app which lets me keep track ...
16
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2answers
22k views

If I root my Android phone, will I lose all of my data?

As the question title implies, if I root my Droid Incredible (or any Android phone), will I lose all of my data? I'm not interested in installing a custom ROM right now so will rooting cause me to ...
16
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4answers
52k views

Can I use my Android device as Wi-Fi Adapter for my PC (i.e. Tethering to PC through USB, but using Wi-Fi not Phone Network)?

I want to use my Android phone to connect a desktop (windows 7) PC to the internet via Wi-Fi (ie, not muching though my Data plan). Is this possible with the various tethering options out there? The ...
4
votes
2answers
3k views

How can I de-brand my phone? (install vanilla Android?)

I bought a cheap handset (XTE San Francisco, 2.1) from the Orange provider. I'm not a regular Orange customer so I had it unlocked so I could use my existing SIM. Orange seem to pre-load their ...
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2answers
4k views

What Android sync'd data is encrypted?

With the release of the firesheep plug-in for firefox it has become trivial for website browsing on open Wi-Fi networks to be hijacked by 3rd party listeners. Android offers the convenient auto-sync ...
6
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5answers
4k views

Why is my Samsung Galaxy S constantly dropping its wifi connection?

When I attach my Galaxy S to my home wifi network it will stay connected for about 1-2 minutes. After this the wifi icon will be enabled, however no connection seems to actually be there. I've tried ...
4
votes
1answer
232 views

Blocking specific applications from accessing the network while not active or on screen

Is there any applications out there that can let me selective limit network access when i put a program into the background?
3
votes
1answer
694 views

Flashing a New Kernel

If I'm going to flash a new Kernel with ROM Manager Pro, do I need to reinstall my MOD, delete my data, or delete my cache? I am running CM 6.1 and want to flash one of ChevyNo1's kernels but will ...
6
votes
4answers
458 views

Quickly input frequent used phrase by choose-and-paste

Is there any application that can enhance the clipboard, so that I can quickly input some frequent used phrase by choose-and-paste? Use case: I need to input my email address to a field in an ...
4
votes
3answers
824 views

Is there something in the Android architecture that prevents people from creating MP3 players that read embedded lyrics?

When I play certain MP3 files (such as lessons from JapanesePod101.com) on my iPod Touch, lyrics or transcripts that are embedded in the MP3 files are displayed in the media player. I find this to be ...
6
votes
1answer
182 views

Gmail app only shows “Archive” button for one account

I have two gmail accounts connected on my HTC Incredible. When looking at account 1, I can select some emails and three buttons appear: Archive, Delete, and Labels. But when using account 2 and an ...
6
votes
1answer
347 views

Why does Pandora advance songs randomly?

I use Pandora a lot. Unfortunately, I've noticed that when using headphones at work it randomly skips songs very often. It might jump to the next track after just 30-90 seconds, etc. It's very, very ...
5
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2answers
2k views

Android - how to install apk from SD card

Is it possible to install an app to an Android phone from an SD card? To install it without a data connection, the marketplace, or using ADB? I've tried searching for this but no luck so far.
15
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1answer
2k views

Does ClockworkMod Recovery's “Wipe Data” command also wipe the SD card?

I've been playing with rooting and custom ROMs for a while now. I'm fairly comfortable and knowledgable about it all. However there is one thing I haven't really found the answer for nor have I gotten ...
4
votes
1answer
514 views

What purpose does the Notification Flash/Email setting serve?

The Notification Flash/Email setting (Settings > Sound & display > Notification flash > Email) appears to have no influence on the stock mail app or gmail app. So does it serve any purpose? In ...
3
votes
4answers
1k views

I saw the 'z4root' application on the Droid market just now. Is it safe to use on my Samsung Galaxy S?

Anybody used the Z4ROOT program to root/unroot his device ? Can I use it on my Samsung Galaxy S phone ? Is it a real root / unroot process ? I am a developer myself and know how much damage you can ...
71
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11answers
4k views

Is it possible to install an app and exclude some of its requested permissions?

Occasionally I want to install an application which requires certain permissions that I feel it really shouldn't need. Can I install the app without giving it these permissions? For example, GPS ...
4
votes
1answer
84 views

I like the HTC interface additions to Android, but I have a non-HTC phone. Is there a way I can get them anyway?

From the list of on-topic questions in this SE's definition phase
3
votes
1answer
662 views

Is there a way to automatically sync photos taken on my phone to picasa web albums? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the most effortless way for “cloud” back up of photos taken with an Android phone? Is there a way to automatically sync photos taken on my phone ...
5
votes
2answers
294 views

How do I diagnose hanging and restarts?

I have a Droid which was running fine with Cyanogen Mod 6.0. I travelled for a week out of service range, and since I returned it's been both hanging (no response to user input) and spontaneously ...
43
votes
9answers
124k views

How to play a YouTube clip in background/minimised?

The stock YouTube app (here on 2.1-eclair, but applies to all android versions) stops playing when I minimised, switched to another application or even when I lock the phone. And when I resume it ...
3
votes
2answers
751 views

How can I enable the Wifi Hotspot capability on my Moto Droid 1 without using Adhoc?

I want to enable the wifi access point / hotspot functionality on my Droid so it acts as a "Standard" router like the built in functionality of the newer VZW phones (like the Droid Incredible). I ...
9
votes
3answers
6k views

How do I run a web application “offline” on my Android?

I have a web application written using HTML5 that leverages the application cache for "offline" access. On my iPod touch, I can go to the web while online, click the "+" icon, and set a shortcut on ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

How can I access EPST on the Motorola Droid 1 (Verizon)?

I've tried "##778#", "##778 send", and "##778# send" but every time it dials the number giving me a "Welcome to Verizon..." message instead of opening the provisioning screen (except for option 1 ...
15
votes
5answers
58k views

In my Samsung Galaxy S under Settings - Status - Phone number is says 'unknown': Why?

Title says it all ( I think ), if I look under the 'Settings - Status - Phone number' on my Samsung Galaxy S mobile phone, it says 'unknown'. What does that mean ? Do I have to enter the number some ...
2
votes
2answers
420 views

How to disable certain Android sound alerts?

I have a Motorola Droid phone running Android 2.1. Many times per day my phone alerts me with a sound. It is not a new email or SMS or disconnection from the 3G network. I suspect it may alerting me ...
2
votes
1answer
921 views

How do I back up my Motorola Droid? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to backup an Android device? Hi, I have a Motorola Droid that I need to send in for repair. How can I back up everything to my PC easily? The Moto Phone Portal ...
9
votes
1answer
729 views

What are the risks to overclocking my CPU?

What are the risks to overclocking the CPU on one's phone? Bonus Question: What's the max profile I should set on my Motorola Droid 1 to get the most performance (with no regard to battery life) but ...
8
votes
1answer
1k views

How do I use stock UI on HTC Desire HD?

How do I disable HTC Sense on my HTC Desire HD without having to root my phone? I looked at a guide for the regular Desire and attempted to follow that but it didn't work (was missing the ability to ...
6
votes
1answer
824 views

Can I get a notification of failed WiFi connection for secured network?

I have an HTC Hero running Android 2.1. My work has a secured wifi network that we're allowed to connect our phones too. We also have to change our account passwords every so often. When this happens, ...
9
votes
3answers
3k views

How can I sync photos to a network drive over wifi?

My current workflow is to snap pics on my Droid, plug it in via USB, and sync the pics. I'd like to just run a script to sync the DCIM folder with a shared network drive, if anyone knows of a way that ...
11
votes
1answer
923 views

What does “Battery Use” tell and how is it implemented?

I have several questions about "Settings -> About Phone -> Battery Use", mainly because I don't understand what exactly those items mean. (1) Does "Cell standby" indicate the energy used by the radio ...
4
votes
2answers
590 views

HTC Desire HD Android 2.2 disable screen shut off when timer is running

I tried to use the timer for a countdown of 3 minutes. 1 minute in, the screen shut off and the phone locked, disabling the countdown. After 4 minutes, I realised what had happened. Is there a way ...
3
votes
1answer
246 views

How can I display image formats not supported by the email app, e.g. TIFF?

As I'm using K-9 Mail for my email app, sometimes I get a tiff attached to the mail, but I cannot watch it. Even Tiff2PDF will fail :(. Any idea how I can get this to work?
3
votes
2answers
2k views

What volume setting do the Twitter and Facebook apps obey?

I asked a question about silencing only certain sounds and decided to go with the AudioManager widget, which is working quite well. My main uses are to silence everything but alarms and the ringer ...
5
votes
1answer
4k views

My sense home screen has stopped auto rotating, how do I fix it?

I have a desire z (aka tmobile g2). When I fist got it a week ago the home screen used to rotate when the phone was tilted. It has since stopped doing that. Other things still rotate when the phone ...
5
votes
3answers
2k views

In google contacts where is the contact for me?

I'm not sure if it matters but my phone has 'HTC sense'. I have all my contacts sync'd with my google account. I have a normal contact called "me" in my google contacts that through various merging ...
9
votes
1answer
947 views

ROM Manager - What Is It's Purpose?

I just finished rooting my phone (Moto Droid) for the first time using the z4root application. It worked great (one-click, no computer involved). However, before I start messing with my phone, I ...
3
votes
1answer
940 views

Google Translate text-to-speech not working

In Google Translate application, when I try to install text-to-speach, It gives me a box saying: Text-to-speach requires: SVOX voice data: {disabled button}Installed{/disabled button} ...

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