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Are apps in SD card available after a factory reset?

If I move some applications to a SD card and perform a factory reset, will they be available when I plug the card back again after the reset, even if the device's primary account changed?
4
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1answer
552 views

Why do I see less memory on my Asus tablet then specified?

I have asus eee pad transformer tf101. In application/running I see 195mb used+ 366mb free = 560mb. But it should be 1 gb by specification! Then in Quodrant in section memmory I see: Total: 745932 ...
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1answer
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What does debug.sf.hw in build.prop mean?

It is advised here and there to add debug.sf.hw=1 to build.prop. They say that this "makes Android render GUI with GPU". This looks very suspicious because what does it debug then (and since when ...
9
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1answer
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Disable all software installation

Is there a way to block (by a password/PIN code or what else) all kinds of software installation on an Android tablet/smart phone? I understand it is possible to block by a PIN code Market app ...
3
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2answers
5k views

How can I set a new app as my default launcher on a Galaxy Ace?

I downloaded a launcher app on my Samsung Galaxy Ace (iPhone Locker; actually its a locker app but it pretends to be a launcher). Now when I press the Home button, the list of launcher apps pops up. ...
8
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1answer
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Can I change the dalvik cache location e.g. with a symbolic link?

I currently use Link2SD since my phone's onboard storage is insufficient for more than a few essential apps. It is very effective but limited to when the phone is on. While changing ROMs, the dalvik ...
4
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2answers
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How can I edit values in memory?

Is it possible to edit values in memory used by an app? I would assume this requires root.
3
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1answer
647 views

Vibrations or not depending on phone position

Is there any chance to disable phone vibrations when phone is in straight horizontal position? (eg. on the table). I want to have vibrations turned on only when I have it in my pocket, close to the ...
4
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1answer
82 views

Why have some of my apps started coming up as tiny shrunken windows

Sometime in the last week a few of the apps installed on my Galaxy Nexus are coming up as tiny shrunken windows that are completely unusable. Here's an example: Very boring picture, the point being ...
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Milestone outperforming Galaxy Nexus on mobile data connection speed

I recently switched from a Motorola Milestone to a Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and it seems the quality of my mobile data connections drops considerably between the devices without any apparent reason. The ...
2
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2answers
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Alternate (keyboard) task switching method for CM9

I frequently switch between a terminal and a web browser/kindle while working on the device with a bluetooth keyboard. The method I used on the stock 3.2 (with TouchWiz) ROM: press the home key on ...
3
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1answer
9k views

How do I back up (and restore) my phone before installing a custom ROM? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to backup an Android device? I am thinking of installing a custom ROM such as CM7 on my AT&T Galaxy S2 (SGH-i777). I have already rooted it. What is the best ...
7
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1answer
389 views

What are the advantages of a separate tethering app over the built-in tethering controls?

I just rooted by AT&T Galaxy S2 (SGH-i777) to troubleshoot battery usage. I also would like to tether my laptop (OS X Lion) to make use of my phone's data connection intermittently while ...
9
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1answer
12k views

How do I root my Samsung Galaxy S?

How do I root my Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000?
3
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2answers
7k views

Is there a way/app to block outgoing international calls, without activating the network provider's International Call Barring?

I 'accidentally' dial international numbers a lot - don't ask why, long story :). Is there an app that would restrict me from calling international numbers, or warn me before connecting the call? I ...
2
votes
1answer
223 views

gmail app not updating emails

My Gmail app that I have installed in my Android 2.3.5 phone has stopped receiving or sending new emails since the last couple of days. What can I do to fix this synchronization issue? Any ...
6
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3answers
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How do I decrypt files on my SD card that I encrypted using the Settings?

I have files that I used to copy from my SD card to my PC using the USB Mass Storage option under the "USB connection" pop-up. I checked the flag under Settings->Location & Security->Data ...
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2answers
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How to restore/add google search to android browser - Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830L

I own a rooted Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830L. My carrier decide it was a good idea to remove Google search from the default android browser replacing it with a absolutely useless search engine they ...
3
votes
1answer
238 views

How can I delay the screen's password lock on my Stratosphere?

I need my to have my screen be password locked, but I want it to kick in after only 5-10 minutes (i.e., if I lock my phone and unlock it a moment later, I don't want to have to put in my password ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

Controlling a Google TV remotely via SSH

I have a Sony Google TV running firmware 3.2. Is it possible to install a simple SSH server and log into it remotely via SSH, and then issue commands to change TV channels, load websites in Chrome, ...
3
votes
2answers
578 views

It takes a long time to load the home screen

Returning to home screen after sending an SMS or making a call takes up to 7 seconds on an average where as it used to be much faster six months back. Its a Aug 2011 model. System hangs often coming ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

How can I get my ASUS Transformer 101 to see upgrades?

A group of us at work got ASUS Transformer 101's all at the same time. (Now some of us are in the US, some are overseas). I saw a note in our internal chat that ICS was available. Yay, but I was ...
0
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0answers
48 views

how to delete hotels.com app? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I uninstall applications that are locked by phone vendor? I have an app on my phone called hotels.com. I can't seem to remove it at all. I tried going to ...
2
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1answer
1k views

HTC Desire (Android 2.2) connects then disconnects to wifi

I have a wifi router I want to connect to. It's a TP-Link (Model No. TL-WA901N / TL-WA901ND 2.0). I have enabled WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK on the router, (the default), when I try and connect my HTC Desire to ...
1
vote
1answer
66 views

Data voice calls app

Does a free app exist in the UK which can be installed on two android phones allowing you to make free data voice calls over an internet WiFi connection for free without having to register a new ...
5
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3answers
62k views

How to force Samsung Galaxy Tab to shutdown?

My Galaxy Tab P1000 just hung up, at a point where the power button is not responding. Is there a way to force the devise to shutdown immediately?
5
votes
1answer
1k views

Can I shorten the network name in my status-bar so I have room for more icons?

The network-operator name takes up that important real-estate in the top-left corner of my screen, on the left side of the notification bar. It takes up room that can better be used for notifications. ...
4
votes
2answers
2k views

Can I input a video signal into my HTC phone to use it as an external monitor of a camera?

I'd like to use my HTC Evo 3D as an external monitor for my Canon 7D camera. The Canon 7D has a HDMI output. It also has an USB port, naturally. I was wondering whether this would be possible. I ...
4
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2answers
3k views

Does Android hide some amount of RAM from the User?

I bought a new tablet, but Android (2.3.1) shows that it has only 150MB free of 256MB, and it should have 512MB. I checked the file /proc/meminfo, MemTotal information. It only shows 256MB. Is there ...
3
votes
1answer
4k views

What will be faster when moving to sd-ext via A2SD+ Data or Dalvik-cache? (or can I move both with no extra-penalty)

I'm using A2SD+ on my HTC Desire running on MIUI. Currently only the app and app-private are under /sd-ext, but I'm running out of space very quickly :) Currently my dalvik-cache consumes 46.3MB and ...
1
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1answer
541 views

Do batteries on new devices start discharging even when plugged in to the adapter?

On my old phone, HTC Hero, when it was connected to the charging adapter and the battery level reached 100%, it never went down when plugged in, like the battery wasn't used at all and the phone was ...
8
votes
5answers
4k views

Auto focus not working on Galaxy Nexus

I seem to have lost the auto focus capability on my Nexus. The phone is stock, only one update done (so it's XWKL2). I don't use the camera much, but I think I had auto focus when I first started ...
3
votes
1answer
515 views

How can you add an reoccuring appointment at the last day of every month in the calendar

Is there a way to add a reoccuring appointment to the calender in Android at the last day of every month ?
1
vote
1answer
791 views

Sending all contacts *with number* via Bluetooth

I would like to transfer all my contacts to a different phone from my Android 2.2 device. In my phonebook I disabled showing contacts without numbers. When I choose sending via Bluetooth however all ...
5
votes
2answers
149 views

How do I view and manage the list of Intents that launch what apps in my phone? How do I unregister these apps?

During the day I notice that many of my installed apps run themselves automatically. For example, FB all of a sudden asks my GPS data or reads my contact list, without me launching the FB app. FB ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

How can I open password protected ODS files (Open Office)?

Found many Open Office viewer apps, but couldn't find a password protected ODS viewer ... I wonder why it was not ported yet - it is open source so it would be just an issue of converting existing ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

Syncing / sending Google Maps landmarks to Android Maps

I can save Google Maps landmarks on the desktop browser maps.google.com service to my own maps. However is it possible to sync / send these maps to Android Maps? I will look a destination landmarks ...
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votes
1answer
90 views

Do you need a data plan to install Amazon's App Store?

And does the http://www.amazon.com/gp/mas/get-appstore/android have the same exact apps as on Android Market? Followup from How to download apps without a wireless data plan
4
votes
2answers
11k views

Samsung Galaxy S, Front facing camera is not an option

First off, I'm very very new to this. How do I activate my front facing camera in my Galaxy S? It's up to date on software according to the US Cellular store, I brought it in for an update not long ...
4
votes
0answers
472 views

Cannot connect to mail server that requires no authentication: “invalid username / password”

I just picked up an Android tablet running 3.1 and am having a nightmare of a time configuring the email settings properly. It's quite embarrassing, really. This is my issue: I have several POP3 ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

Reinstalling core / stock messaging app on android 4.0

I have got samsung galaxy nexus running ice cream sandwich (android 4.0). I accidentally uninstalled the core messaging app on my phone and no longer have the stock messaging app. Is there anyway I ...
8
votes
2answers
14k views

Is there a way to record internal audio?

I have Amazon Kindle (I don't have a USB cable, so I can't root the Kindle). I also have online lectures. For some reasons, my Kindle can stream faster than on my PC. Now, I want to record the audio ...
3
votes
1answer
123 views

Does automated mapping with voice come pre-defaulted in Android without needing a data plan?

Navigation is yes -- Does Android come with free navigation in non-US contries? And it has voice -- Talking GPS software for Android? But do you need a data plan?
2
votes
2answers
141 views

Cant access abd

I cannot access abd on my computer it is quite annoying. I don't know what the deal is. I have tried to modify the path variable on my system variables. It didn't work. When I try to access it in ...
4
votes
1answer
139 views

Android App for StackExchange [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any app for Stack Exchange? Is there an android app for StackExchange sites and if not is there one in development?
4
votes
1answer
828 views

hosts file keeps reverting

I run adb shell and append a line to /etc/hosts using echo IP DNSName >> hosts It works for a some time and then reverts back to having only a single entry for localhost. Any idea what ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

Preparing A500 for warranty service

I have a rooted A500 with HC3.2 and I strongly believe that the focus problem is hardware. Since I'm under warranty I don't think I'll waste my time and send the tablet to repair. Two questions: How ...
3
votes
1answer
105 views

Tagged for Android not compatible with Mi320? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are some apps on the market incompatible with my device? I use CSL Mi320 and I tried to download 'Tagged for Android'. The problem is that it stated that the app is ...
0
votes
1answer
624 views

Where does the Fastboot pull the information from?

I have a Motorola Xoom MZ601 but which is a GSM Wifi model. 3G on Xoom is not wokring currently. So I tried to debug the problem and when I did Fastboot getVars I got following info ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Multiple force closes

I have intermittent issues with multiple apps forcing closing. This has happened on both my current ROM (Miui) and every version of Cyanogenmod I've tried. Usually this problem crops up again a few ...

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