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Settings - Accessibility warning: “Downloaded accessibility application is required to activate” — What should I do?

If I choose the 'Settings - Accessibility' option on my Samsung Galaxy S, the following text is displayed: 'Downloaded accessibility application is required to activate'. I searched the Droid Market ...
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What is the default Android Root Password?

What is the default password for the Android root account? Can I change the root password after rooting my android device by simply typing passwd? How does the rooting process work? If I use a "one ...
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2answers
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Can I hang up using a button?

When I'm on a phone call nothing is more important than the ability to hang up. If, for whatever reason, I suddenly find myself in an embarrassing situation or interrupted by something important, I ...
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3answers
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How do I delete a draft message (SMS)?

I have created a draft message using the standard HTC Desire message application. However I now want to delete the draft. When I select the thread I see my previous message, and my draft text below. ...
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3answers
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Google account on HTC desire & galaxy tab

just got my new shiny galaxy tab out of the box and am attempting to add the same google account i have setup on my HTC desire. after entering my username and pass, i am given the worded picture that ...
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2answers
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How do I change the lock-screen wallpaper?

I've lost the ability to change my lock screen wallpaper (in the course of trigger-happy removal of some phone company apps). I used to be able to do 'Menu > Wallpaper' and be prompted for either ...
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Automatically connect to Wi-Fi nodes, but route everything through encryption

Related to my question about VPNs, is there any way to get my phone to automatically connect to unencrypted access points, but route all my traffic through my home network? This would be kind of like ...
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1answer
762 views

Can I make Home folders close on click?

So, say I have a folder on my home screen. In it I have a bunch of shortcuts. If I click one of those shortcuts it runs the program. Now when I come back to the home screen the folder is still sitting ...
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1answer
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Why do some of my apps show “Update” and some show “Update (manual)”?

When I go into the Market app and into my downloads list I can see that 5 of my apps have an available update. Three of the apps say "Update" in orange, and two of them say "Update (manual)" in dark ...
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3answers
2k views

Are there any video players with variable speed playback?

I am looking for a video player that can play videos on my SD card with variable speed playback Related Questions Comparision of video players for Android
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2answers
1k views

Is it possible record videos of my screen?

Suppose that I would like to record some video sessions of Angry Birds on my phone. Are there any apps that I can use? I have root permissions.
3
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3answers
405 views

Is it somehow possible to sync data on two mobiles phones

I am using a Samsung Galaxy S (running Android 2.1) mobile phone and am thinking (only thinking mind you) of bying a Samsung Galaxy tablet (this one running Android 2.2). I am wondering: is it ...
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3answers
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Is it possible to change the swipe unlock screen on the Galaxy S series?

Is there any way to change the default swipe unlock screen on a galaxy S phone? I find that unlocking the screen usually requires a few attempts and is difficult for me to do with just one hand (heh, ...
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1answer
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Which method of wireless tether uses the least amount of power? Bluetooth or Wifi?

If I'm going to wireless tehter to my Android phone what method drains the battery the least? Wifi or Bluetooth?
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2answers
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Does Nexus One have support for EGNOS?

I wounder if my Nexus One has support for EGNOS? to get better GPS accuracy. If I check the GPS Accuracy value, it's sometimes 2 or 3m which is pretty good.
4
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2answers
1k views

How do I download the music from my computer to my samsung moment?

Can someone please give me a straight answer im leaving for Costa Rica in the morning and need my music.
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1answer
3k views

How to type a pipe “|” on an HTC EVO Android 2.2?

I am using Connect Bot on my HTC EVO Android Version 2.2, and on the keyboard I do not see a "|". How do I type a pipe, "|" character? I am trying to run a ps -ef | grep XYZ command.
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2answers
314 views

How can I see what people are searching for on the Android Market? (i.e. Google Insights for Android Market?)

I'm interested in launching my application to the Android market, however I'm not sure if there is a market for my idea. Is there anyway to see what people are searching for on the android market, and ...
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1answer
236 views

Integration of twitter-like services (for example identi.ca) with FriendStream

Is there an application that allows integrating identi.ca with FriendStream? If no is there any docs how to integrate one (I know that second part is off-topic and probably should go on SO but it is ...
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1answer
1k views

how to copy android home shortcuts from one device to another?

I have 2 Android (2.2) Galaxy Tab mini tablets with android 2.2 I am setting them up for show presentations. I put on both of them a directory filled with content. The directory is identical in both ...
10
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7answers
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Samsung Galaxy S stuck upgrading firmware. Should I unplug my phone? Should I keep on waiting?

I tried to upgrade my firmware on my Samsung Galaxy S using Kies The Firmware upgrade appears to have gotten stuck. Kies says Upgradeing firmware... Do not disconnect a mobile device from the PC ...
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11answers
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How to disable battery full notification sound?

When battery has been charged full, my Galaxy S phone gives the same notification sound that is used when I receive SMS. Is there a way to disable the sound without also disabling sound from SMS? It ...
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2answers
5k views

What can I expect if I unroot my Droid?

I am thinking about rooting my Moto Droid but I don't know much about the subject, I've been doing some reading, but I'd like to know: If I were to root and then wanted to unroot later on for some ...
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6answers
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Is there any way to change the emoticons in the standard android sms app?

The green robot smilies are incredibly irritating, IMO. I'm open to suggestions of other SMS apps that have different emoticons as well, but the few I've looked at seem to just skin the standard SMS ...
2
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3answers
583 views

Knowing which applications to stop

Looking at my currently running apps screen, I see many applications by htc and android, probably running the UI, and sync and stuff like that. Is there a list or a site that explains what each app ...
4
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2answers
816 views

Installing the English (United States) language

I recently got my Desire HD, and it came pre-installed with Deutsch, English, Spanish, French and Portuguese, each in a (Spain) or (Portugal) flavor. Is there some way of getting an English (United ...
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1answer
276 views

Should I let Windows “Fix” my SD card?

Windows is popping up a message that my card may have been improperly ejected and is offering to fix it. Should I let it?
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1answer
276 views

How to help with Android translations?

I'm a Android user. I've used both G1 and my current phone Nexus One. The one problem I see in Android is that it lacks a good translation for my native language (Spanish), so the question is: where ...
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3answers
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How to setup screen sharing for business meetings?

I'm wondering if it would be possible to use android-based tablets (or ipads) in business meetings. The idea would be to have each person in the meeting, with its individual tablet, see what a ...
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1answer
699 views

Old ringtones from android 1.0?

I had a Android Dev G1 phone (which has long since bitten the dust). it was running android 1.0 (later updated to 1.5). I have just gotten a HTC Desire running 2.2. There was a nice ringtone on the ...
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2answers
145 views

“No item could be found” error when installing app

I receive 'no item could be found error' when I try to install some apps such as: Busybox Gems miner Springpad All apps are listed in AppBrainer or on their webpages but not on Market. What is ...
2
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1answer
3k views

Is it possible to get Android on a Nokia e65? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I install Android on my non-Android device? Does anybody know if it is possible to get android on a nokia e65? Thanks for your time
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8answers
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What is the difference between: Rooting, Jailbreak, ROM, Mod, etc.?

What is the difference between: Unlocking the bootloader (prerequisite for doing many, though not all, other things below) Rooting Jailbreaking ROM NAND and Nandroid Operating System Mod (e.g. ...
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2answers
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How can I restore my mobile internet connection?

I was tinkering with some settings to try and improve my battery life. I used several settings widgets to turn off some settings, but when I tried to use an app that required a mobile internet ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

Any answering machine app (or widget) out there?

Is there any app which can function as an answering machine, with multiple recorded messages, like "gone to take a shower", or "in a meeting" and easily switch between those?
4
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3answers
3k views

How can I prevent my Desire HDs battery from draining overnight?

I've recently got the new HTC Desire HD, which has a poor battery to start with (1230 mAh), but in the last two weeks I've had several nights waking up with a dead battery. The first few nights, I ...
6
votes
2answers
5k views

How do I share an app across two phones?

I have two phones that are set up with the same google account. I have a paid app I bought and use on phone 1. Is it possible for me to use the app on phone 2? If so, how do I do this? In the ...
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6answers
676 views

Wearing down battery as fast as possible

I am trying an experiment and I need to wear down my Droid Incredible's battery as fast as possible. What apps are known battery hogs? I've already beaten Angry Birds so that one is off the list for ...
7
votes
2answers
7k views

How to sync contacts and calendar with Linux system, without using Gmail?

How can I sync my contacts and calendar with a Linux system? I'd prefer to sync with my desktop, but setting up a server on the internet would also be possible. I want to avoid Google mail for ...
0
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2answers
619 views

Disabling the nexus-one proximity/position sensor?

I think my nexus one is trying to be too smart. For each incoming call the phone stops ringing as soon as I pick it up. That's perfectly fine as long as the phone is sitting on my desk, but when I'm ...
8
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2answers
7k views

Why does my HTC desire mount the SD card in read only mode?

I have a new HTC desire. After 3 days of use it started mounting the SD card in read only mode. I couldn't mount it in read-write mode until I formated the card in another phone. I read somewhere on ...
7
votes
2answers
982 views

Security / Privacy concerns regarding custom android ROM

What are the security and privacy concerns surrounding using a custom android ROM like that of cyanogen?
3
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1answer
202 views

Rooting a regularly used Droid Incredible

I remember when I jailbroke an iPhone one time I had to use iTunes to restore the default system because there were a lot of applications installed on the phone already (which apparently increases the ...
5
votes
2answers
545 views

Why does the home screen stay empty (no application icons/no widgets) sometimes?

I have a Motorola Milestone, and sometimes when I press Home to go back to the Home Screen, the screen shows no application icons, no widgets. It simply stays blank, with the wallpaper on background. ...
4
votes
2answers
5k views

How can I enable Google's voice recognition?

I want to enable Android's Voice Input on my Archos 70 Internet Tablet. Voice Input/Output isn't even visible in the settings menu. Is there an apk file to add this or some other way? I'm happy to ...
9
votes
5answers
4k views

How can I tell at what rate my battery is charging?

I've been told that different charging sources charge my phone at different rates, and have been told that some car chargers act at a normal USB rate instead of a rate closer to an AC outlet. When I ...
5
votes
2answers
1k views

My alarm didn't go off this morning!

I set an alarm up and I can see the alarm symbol at the top in the notification bar. However, the alarm didn't go off this morning! Thankfully I'm still in the crossover where my old phone is still in ...
7
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3answers
3k views

Is there a way to get to the numeric keyboard when entering text fields

When you are entering text field entries on Android, you get the soft keyboard on my Samsung Galaxy S. In the lower left corner there is the key that switches between the alphabetic characters and ...
3
votes
1answer
647 views

Swype “The Swype package you installed is configured for another device.” error on install

Running CM6 on my Motorola Drid. Another Swype upgrade, another headache. I keep getting this error message when I uninstall --> reboot --> reinstall Swype: "The Swype package you installed is ...
2
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1answer
2k views

How to get root access on Android 2.2 with HTC Magic?

I'm using an HTC Magic and upgraded the OS to 2.2. Build number of the phone is FRF91. How can I get root access to the phone?

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