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1answer
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Turning on encryption for an Android 4.0 device

I need to encrypt my full file system on Android device. From this link, I understand that Android provides support to enable full file system encryption based on a password but that need to be ...
3
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2answers
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Is it possible to have Skype for Android automatically answer calls?

I have this working well for the Skype client on Ubuntu Linux, but I don't see any option to do this in the Android client. I would like to configure the Skype client for Android to automatically ...
2
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2answers
2k views

set another CDMA operator in a verizon wireless galaxy tab

Got a galaxy tab 7 SCHI800BKV verizon wireless tab. It has no rim/sim port. Question is if I root the device will it be possible to set my country's CDMA operator in the device? Thanks for your help. ...
2
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2answers
817 views

Messaging input language is supported by Android or by handset makers?

I am interested in buying SE Xperia Ray running on Gingerbread. An export set is selling $100 less but was told that it does not support messaging in Chinese. My question is whether messaging input ...
2
votes
1answer
524 views

My HTC EVO 3D is unresponsive after charging

For about the past month or so, whenever I pull my HTC Evo 3d off the charger (wall primarily, haven't tested against USB yet) the phone is unresponsive for anywhere between 15-60 seconds, and it's ...
2
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0answers
840 views

Tap screen to turn it back on after timeout [closed]

I noticed that on my Samsung Galaxy S II (Android 2.3.5) after the display is turned off (per Settings -> Display -> Screen time-out) you have to press the physical Home or Power buttons to get ...
2
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1answer
204 views

Can I use the default music app in ICS without linking it to my google account?

I somehow cannot use the music app in android without linking it to my google account first. So - against my will - I linked it to my google account. I did this because I was hoping to remove that ...
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1answer
4k views

Where did the galaxy live wallpaper go in ICS?

Since I've upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich on my Nexus S, the galaxy live wallpaper - which was part of Android - is gone. Can I get the exact same live wallpaper for ice cream sandwich? It looks ...
2
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0answers
96 views

How to change Opera language back to English? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I set the language in Opera Mini 6? I installed Opera in a Samsung Galaxy Y. Since probably it detected that I'm in the Philippines, the language defaults to ...
3
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2answers
906 views

Can android smartphones (with Wi-Fi enabled) be detected by other WiFi devices?

So that the other Wi-Fi device knows an android phone (with wi-fi enabled) is nearby?
3
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0answers
280 views

Why is all audio suddenly phase cancelling on headphones? [closed]

When I listen to audio through headphones on my Galaxy S2, there's a phase-cancellation effect that attenuates any centered signal (so I often get most of the music but little of the vocal, or on ...
5
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2answers
1k views

Netflix-Xyboard error: “Sorry we could not reach the Netflix service. (1009)”

Rest of the error message: "Please try again later. If the problems persists(sic) please visit the Netflix website." I successfully used Netflix streaming video for over a week on my new Xyboard ...
4
votes
2answers
1k views

Can I run CyanogenMod without mobile service?

I am wondering if I can run CyanogenMod on a phone without service? I have an HTC Incredible and am thinking of upgrading to a new phone and wonder if I can give my old phone to my daughter to use ...
7
votes
4answers
12k views

How to Remote Control Google Doc Presentation?

I want to remote control Google Doc Presentations. Is there an app for this? Bonus point if it can connect via Bluetooth to my Linux-based PC.
4
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0answers
1k views

Internal storage data disappeared, trying to dump

When I tried to use my SGS, it was unresponsive and didn't wake from sleep, then I rebooted it. After the boot, the desktop was like stock. I started checking my apps, some had its data intact and ...
2
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2answers
2k views

Automatic factory reset and app installation

I have a Android tablet for which I want to do a factory reset, and then install some pre-defined applications. This has to be carried out by someone who has no computer experience and no Android ...
12
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3answers
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How to recover apps from a factory reset?

I have some apps installed on my device and I want to perform a factory reset. Is there a simpler way to re-install my applications after the reset (with the least possible number of user ...
5
votes
3answers
1k views

Windows doesn't detect Nexus S

I recently switched from Linux to Windows 8 consumer preview. I have installed the latest android SDK including the Google USB driver. I connect my Nexus S to the laptop, the phone goes into USB ...
8
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3answers
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What does the “modify/delete USB storage contents” permission really mean?

What does the modify/delete USB storage contents permission really mean? Does it grant access for the application to read, modify and write all the data on my USB storage? Maybe it is this only ...
2
votes
1answer
7k views

Can I remove the .nomedia file from Google Music downloaded music folder?

I'm running version 4.1.511 of the Google Music app. When it downloads songs for offline use they are stored in /sdcard/Android/data/com.google.android.music/cache/music This folder has a ...
1
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1answer
97 views

Is RAM/HDD Shared on Tablets PCs? [closed]

First off, this isn't directly Android related, I browsed through the humongous list of Stack sites but couldn't find a better fit. If this isn't allowed, move/delete/eat this post before reading on. ...
9
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4answers
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Is there a way to trigger hover behavior in the Chrome Beta browser?

Is there any way to trigger the behavior that usually occurs when a mouse is hovered over an element (for example, hovering over your username at the top of a Stack Overflow site) using the Chrome ...
2
votes
0answers
46 views

Code/Program Java on Kindle Fire [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I do development on my Android device? OK, so I've just got a new Kindle Fire (which I love), and I've been wondering: Can I develop Java programs on my Kindle? ...
7
votes
1answer
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Can I disable the camera sound in the new ICS camera app (in silent mode)?

Android got a brand new camera app with ICS. The old camera app from previous android versions didn't play a sound when the phone is in silent mode, the new one does. Obviously this can be somewhat ...
4
votes
1answer
382 views

Can I update my Galaxy Nexus manually?

I'm having a problem with music playback stutter on my Galaxy Nexus, and after searching about it for a while it seems the problem was fixed on update 4.0.4. Unfortunately, my phone is still on 4.0.2 ...
1
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0answers
259 views

Any information on when ICS will be available for the Nexus S GT-I9020A (AT&T/Fido/Rogers) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When will my device get the Android 4.0 update (Ice Cream Sandwich)? I know the version for T-Mobile (GT-I9020 or GT-I9020T) Nexus S has been available for download ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

Prevent volume rocker from disabling silent mode

On my Galaxy S2 Skyrocket, everytime I bump the volume rocker the phone comes out of silent mode. I hate this. The only way I want my phone going into or coming out of silent mode with a hard button ...
5
votes
1answer
257 views

No access to Android Market after loading Ice Cream Sandwich

I followed the instructions on the source.android.com website to download, build, and install Android OS v4.0.3 on a Nexus S. Everything seemed fine, I could take pictures, access WiFi to surf the ...
4
votes
1answer
543 views

Motorola DroidX eCryptfs related Sources?

I see over in this question that the Motorola DroidX uses eCryptfs to do its data encryption. I'm trying to find the source code of the mount.ecryptfs that version of Android uses (as I am one of the ...
6
votes
3answers
4k views

How can I make the browser remember login credentials for Google mobile sites?

The stock browser forgets the username and password when logging into mobile versions of Google sites such as Google Search and Google Tasks. Setting Menu -> Settings -> Privacy Settings -> Remember ...
3
votes
1answer
170 views

test usb functionality from the handset?

I am using HTC Desire HD, I have a terminal with root permissions. Are there any tests I can do on the USB port from the handset side? i.e. to make sure it exists and is functional. The reason I am ...
9
votes
1answer
2k views

How to find only SD card movable applications on the market?

As I do not have more free space on my HTC Desire, I am interested only in applications which can be moved to the SD card. How to find them on the market (via web interface, or on the device, does not ...
5
votes
2answers
2k views

Using Android as network server

I want to use my Android device as a network server. In the same kind of way you would make it a Wi-Fi hotspot, but I don't want to allow connected computers to access the internet, I would like them ...
3
votes
2answers
700 views

Is it possible to set the language and locale to different values?

I'd like to have all the text displayed in English (US), but use the Polish (Poland) formatting for numbers, dates etc. On a desktop Linux system, I'd set LANG to pl_PL and LC_MESSAGES to en_US. Is ...
20
votes
1answer
12k views

How does Android calculate battery consumption by apps?

How does Android measure energy used by individual hardware component? How does Android measure energy used by each individual process?
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0answers
321 views

How to stop Vlingo Voice Talk coming up on double-tapping?

Maybe my home button is getting a bit bouncy but I'm getting this annoying app constantly coming up, blasting out "What would you like do". O/S 2.3.5. Is there a way of reconfiguring double-tap or ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Do external booster antennas help with 4G reception?

I have a Sprint HTC-EVO 4G. Today it's snowing, I'm in a downtown high-rise, and I'm only getting 3G. Would a booster antenna help (either now, or in general)?
5
votes
1answer
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Adjust long press of back button to kill app in CM7?

As you may know, CM7 has this nice feature where you can hold down the Back button to kill a misbehaving app (Settings > Applications > Development > Stop app via long-press). Unfortunately this ...
10
votes
3answers
12k views

adb command to search the filesystem

Is there an adb command similar to "locate" or "grep" that would help me find a file on my Android device? I'm curious about adb specifically, not a search app. EDIT: "find" has been suggested, ...
6
votes
3answers
2k views

What do the “Pogo Pins” on the Galaxy Nexus map to?

I'd like to make my own doc similar to below. The official one for $90 doesn't come with a power adapter so I assume you just plug the USB charger into it. What pins from USB map to the three pins in ...
2
votes
6answers
2k views

Is there a countdown timer in Android?

I searched for a countdown timer, and I was not able to find it. It should be there in every phone... Is it coming with the standard Clock app?
6
votes
3answers
3k views

Can a thief unlock or otherwise access the data on my stolen Android device?

If my Android device is stolen, will the person who ends up with it be able to get my data by plugging it into a PC and using some trick? Is there anything I can do to prevent this or make it harder?
12
votes
5answers
21k views

“Show only contacts with phone number” - Filter missing in Android 4

The stock contacts app of Android 2.3. (and older versions) had a filter that displays only contacts with a phone number, accessible under Menu -> Display Options -> Only contacts with phones. ...
10
votes
1answer
12k views

Can I block specific apps from using GPS?

I like to leave GPS enabled so that it's ready to go when I open Maps or certain other location based apps. However, one app that I don't want to access GPS is Facebook. There is, as far as I can ...
3
votes
1answer
808 views

Samsung S2 not deleting sent emails on gmail

I have a samsung s2 all other parts of the Gmail is syncing. But in the sent items on my phone there are about 10 sent emails that are not on my online account (have deleted there) and when I try and ...
2
votes
1answer
4k views

How to download a Windows executable? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to download unsupported files from the default browser? When I try to download a Windows executable (.exe) from Android browser, the download starts but stops ...
23
votes
3answers
26k views

What's the meaning of signal strength colors in battery usage screens?

The battery usage screen has an indicator for "Signal strength" that, instead of being blue/black like WiFi, has many colors: green, gray, yellow. What's their meaning?
3
votes
1answer
262 views

View live GPS tracking online during race

Are there any apps that will allow me to share my current location in real time? I'm doing a half ironman triathlon and I want to run/bike with my phone (GPS enabled) and share my progress in real ...
10
votes
2answers
7k views

How do I create a ClockworkMod installation package?

I'm a seasoned Linux veteran and recently bought a Samsung Galaxy S2 from T-Mobile. I've been feeling the tinkering bug, so I opted to download the source code from Samsung's site and start fiddling. ...
1
vote
0answers
50 views

Are Android USB plug-in chargers interchangeable? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is my phone liable to explode if I charge it with a charger that came with a different phone? Are Android chargers universal in terms of power (Voltage, amperage)? I'm ...

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