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ICS upgrade - Contacts freezing on Galaxy S2

This morning I upgraded my Galaxy S2 from Android v2 to ICS, using Settings/About/Software Update. Since doing so, I am encountering a problems with my Contacts, which crashes practically every time ...
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Where did my purchased Apps go when I upgraded my Phone?

I have read through many questions here and totally understand that when you upgrade your phone your purchased apps should be accessible for reinstalling at https://play.google.com/store. I upgraded ...
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1answer
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How do I diagnose a WiFi Error when the phone just reports “Unknown”?

I have a Motorola Atrix (MB860) running Android 2.3.6. Just today the Wi-Fi suddenly stopped working; On the Quick Settings display it just shows "Unknown", on the phone's Wi-Fi Settings display it ...
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1answer
674 views

How long does the Android browser keep its history files for?

I'm one of those people who actually likes to keep all my old history files, since I like to see what sites I was browsing 6 months ago. So does anyone know how long the Android browser stores data ...
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1answer
378 views

How can I add routes to VPN

client dev tap proto udp remote ADDRESS PORT auth-user-pass ca cert-chain.pem remote-cert-tls server route 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 resolv-retry infinite nobind persist-key persist-tun verb 3 route-delay ...
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2answers
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Why would I need a disk to transfer music?

Why does Windows XP say "please insert a disk into drive F" when trying to transfer music? (Samsung Galaxy S Aviator)
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1answer
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Force shutdown on a Galaxy Nexus?

Similar to this question: How to force Samsung Galaxy Tab to shutdown?), how can I force my Galaxy Nexus to shutdown? I can see that it is still on because I've got lightflow installed and the status ...
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2answers
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How do I change the theme, (iconset) on a Galaxy S3 default launcher?

I bought a Galaxy S3 (Android 4). I downloaded the user manual, and I can't find a way to change the appearance. I can change the wallpaper and the font size, but I can't change drawer transition ...
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1answer
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Samsung SII rom update

I'm a big fan for RR (Resurrection Remix rom) and I'm following it's news and updates since V.1.8.1 But there is something I don't like with rom updating in general, each time updating the rom I need ...
2
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1answer
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How can I easily sort and rate images? [closed]

Is there an effective way to browse through loads of images on an Android tablet and rate and sort them easily? By far the best solution I've found is to use Blue Infinity Photo Album, but while it ...
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4answers
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Anything that can text geocoords?

I'd like to text someone my location so they can use something like maps.google.com and navigate to me. Any app or technique that makes this task easier than putzing around asking for the address?
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2answers
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Can I change the hardware button mapping with CM9 (Samsung Galaxy S2)?

I have a GS II and recently flashed to CM9 - I wanted to know if there's any way to map the hardware buttons back to the TouchWiz shortcuts - specifically the long press menu button = search (I ...
2
votes
2answers
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How can I make ADW_EX wallpaper stick?

When I set new wallpaper, it lasts only until the next sleep. On waking, the default ADW sequence of wallpapers resumes. I can re-select the wallpaper and it will again persist again until the device ...
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1answer
573 views

What is Cyanogenmod KANGs?

What is Cyanogenmod KANGs? I have read about compiling the most up-to-date source code as a "KANGs" but I can't find out anywhere what it refers to.
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1answer
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Samsung Galaxy Ace locks automatically when clock application is selected

Got my Samsung Galaxy Ace a few days ago. Been working properly till yesterday when something strange started happening. Whenever I select the Clock application, the application starts, I see my clock ...
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6answers
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Is it OK to swap batteries while phone is connected to wall charger?

It takes a few minutes to shut down and restart the phone, it would sometimes be handy to be able to swap batteries without shutting down (i.e. swap in a fully charged battery before going out). ...
2
votes
1answer
285 views

No Turn-by-Turn Directions on Google Navigation

Google Maps gets fairly frequent updates (although I don't use it all that much). But, I have recently had to use it for some travel. I noticed that, where Google Maps used to give directions in this ...
6
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1answer
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Android tablet gets hot and shuts down

I have an Imito android tablet. It gets hot and shuts down. Any have a reason for this and is it fixable?
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0answers
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Facebook and Tweetdeck

I've been using Tweetdeck in order to post to Twitter and Facebook for a while. It does post my updates on both services, but some of my updates can't be shared. Here is an example (there is no Share ...
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2answers
57k views

Why can I not access the cyanogenmod zip on my sd card?

All right, I have fouled up my Galaxy S while trying to install Cyanogenmod after rooting with Odin. I now have the clockworkMod Recovery 2.5.1.0 and I am trying to select the cyanogen Update .zip ...
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1answer
3k views

how to stop playing Spotify on my Galaxy Tab

I can start and play Spotify on my Galaxy Tab 7 but if i have enough, how do i stop playing without total log-out or without using the pause. I want to STOP and close it. I have Premium
4
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3answers
73k views

Where are my Gmail contacts?

Where can I access my Gmail contacts on my ICS Android Tablet (DGM T-703)? This does feel like a silly question, but I cannot find my Contacts list anywhere?! Within the Gmail app I cannot see a "...
2
votes
0answers
333 views

“USB Storage” Encryption

Samsung phones, Galaxy Note running ICS 4.0.3 in particular has System Storage, USB Storage, and SD Card. I wanted to know if I encrypt my device by going to Settings - Security - Encrypt Device. ...
6
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3answers
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Preventing installed apps from making calls or sending SMS

It seems like a growing number of (seemingly legitimate) apps casually claim the "Services that cost you money" permissions (making calls and sending SMS) for non-essential secondary features that ...
9
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5answers
101k views

Can I get my car's head-unit to play audio, via USB, from my Galaxy S3?

I've just moved from iOS to Android, purchasing the new Galaxy S3. Lovely phone; I'm impressed thus far. The only thing that I'm struggling with is playing audio, via USB, to my car's head-unit. I'...
4
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1answer
1k views

Applications on SD Card disappear: Gingerbread bug or hardware error?

I have an Huawei Honour running 2.3.6. I have plenty of apps installed and some I have moved to a 32GB sd card. Now I notice that quite randomly some application that are stored on the sd card just ...
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5answers
9k views

Transfer many files from android to pc, without usb and wifi

How can I quickly transfer many files from my Android device to the PC, without USB cable or WiFi? Regular bluetooth would require to transfer every single file manually.
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1answer
2k views

Samsung Galaxy S keeps resetting itself on shutting down. How can I stop this?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S and it has worked smoothly for the last couple of years. A couple of days ago, the battery charge died and when I turned it on, it had done a factory reset. Now every time I ...
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0answers
353 views

Rooting my phone and installing CyanogenMod. Can I ever go back? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to unroot a device? Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device? I have a HTC Desire HD with HTC Sense and I was thinking of rooting my ...
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1answer
2k views

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7" Plus — adb drivers

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 7" Plus tablet on my hands, and I am trying to test my "large" scale layouts. The device shows up in harddrive mode on my computer (Win XP), but adb does not recognize it ...
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1answer
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su (sudo) command not found Galaxy S Vibrant

I was wondering if any of you has seen this behavior: I have an unrooted Galaxy S Vibrant and I was trying to root it permanently with z4root, unsuccessfully. While I try to do it permantly it seems ...
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0answers
39 views

If I buy a software and change smartphone, should I buy it… AGAIN? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Reinstalling purchased apps on a new phone? I've just tweaked my Google Play application to believe I have an HTC Desire S so I can buy all the games that I can't buy with ...
2
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3answers
41k views

How to sync playlist to Samsung Galaxy S3 from Kies?

I just got my new Galaxy S3 today (after a couple of years using BB and iOS) and I installed Samsung Kies on my computer. Kies's interface is quite intuitive (laying out everything almost the same ...
5
votes
1answer
5k views

Cancel Exchange device administrator activation?

I was trying to add my Exchange account to my phone to confirm for a coworker that logging into the server was possible. I don't want to relinquish the device administrator controls as it's my ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

Automatic Lock Screen prevention if the line is engaged

I am an Atrix owner. One thing makes me annoyed. I try to place a call and if the line is somehow engaged, the phone automatically locks the screen. Is there any way that I bypass this automatic ...
3
votes
4answers
9k views

Finding out the intents an app uses internally

I have an app (Smart Tools) that consists of mutiple distinct subapps. I would like to have an shortcut for a single subapp, so I wouldn't have to open it through the app's main menu. I'm pretty sure ...
0
votes
1answer
80 views

Wiping out data in Calendar and People?

I'd like to test the different solutions available to sync Outlook with Androphones through USB. To start from a clean state, is there a way to wipe out the contents of Calendar and People, so I don'...
3
votes
1answer
106 views

Where does shared prefrences data are stored in Android device?

I want to know where Android stores the data of SharedPreferences in actual Android devices? In PC I found this data under /data/data/pkg_name/shared_prefs/pkg_name.xml
2
votes
1answer
4k views

Package error “package file was not signed correctly” when updating Google+ [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Updating GPlus Signature Error In trying to update Google+ I receive: "package file was not signed correctly uninstall the previous copy of the app and try again". The ...
3
votes
2answers
9k views

HowTo : Android ICS Tethering & sending SMS from desktop [closed]

I'm a long time Nokia user (currently on an E6) who is now considering the move to Android. I'm almost sold on the HTC One V. I will be buying the phone from a reseller, so no carrier restrictions ...
3
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0answers
1k views

S2E/Link2SD and all other apps get corrupted?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace powered by the official CyanogenMod. I don't know what caused this issue but it has happened twice already. Once on Link2SD, the other while using S2E. And on both times: ...
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votes
2answers
3k views

Google two-step authentication and Android lock screen

After many failed screen unlock attempts, the user is required to enter the Google account password. That's a good idea. But what if I enabled Google's two-factor authentication, and then entered the ...
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vote
2answers
3k views

Email sending issue

So the other day I wrote and email and it tried to send and failed with a temporary server error. Now I can't get it to stop trying to send and it doesn't show up anywhere. I sent it using the email ...
0
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1answer
7k views

Samsung Galaxy s2 stuck on boot screen after an OTA upgrade

I upgraded firmware on my Samsung Galaxy SII via OTA. My starting firmware was android 2.3.4 (gingerbread) and after two successful updates it was on android 2.3.6 . Now it prompted me for another ...
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4answers
390 views

Can I schedule a night restore/wipe? Or other management solution

I (will shortly) have a small (5-10) android tablets for use in my school. I want them to automatically wipe clean at the end of each day (specifically, remove any user data, even more specifically, ...
3
votes
1answer
286 views

Is the Samsung Galaxy S3 interface uglified by Samsung? [closed]

Some this ago I read this article Seriously, Samsung? This is what you're calling Ice Cream Sandwich? Is the Galaxy S3 interface Uglified as well, as described in this articles , what about Note?
4
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3answers
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How do I set up proxy authentication for the entire system without rooting my phone?

I have the Samsung Galaxy S Advance running Android 2.3.6 I was able to set up the proxy server through Settings » Wireless and Network » WiFi Settings » (Options button) » Advanced. This works well ...
0
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1answer
2k views

Samsung Galaxy S2 takes a long time to get GPS signal

My Samsung Galaxy S2 takes a long time to get a GPS signal (maybe around 5 minutes). Anyone know why and what can I do about it?
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Can I run Ubuntu desktop x86 applications On Ubuntu For Android?

This may be a fairly simple question, but I want to be sure. My guess is that it can't be done. Question 1: For example, I have an executable for Linux (no GUI , just cmd line , it just makes some ...
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votes
3answers
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Can I remotely launch an app on my android phone?

I have an HTC One S but I don't know where it is. I remotely installed 'Find My Phone' on it via Google Play Store. Now I want to remotely launch it. How can I do that?

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