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can i install windows phone 7 on HTC desire?

I own a android phone, desire . I wish to install windows phone 7 on it . Can I do so ? and if the answer is yes, how ? Thanks
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4answers
333 views

Is there a solution to 'Windows does not recognise this device' trying to connect a Samsung Galaxy S?

I have tried loads of ways to connect my phone to my PC (it used to work!). The PC will not even recognise the phone as a device anymore. I have also tried reinstalling the drivers via Samsung Kies. ...
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1answer
364 views

How do I disconnect Bluetooth headset while in call

Does anyone know how to disconnect from a Bluetooth headset/handsfree device while in a call? Sometimes when I'm getting into my car while on a call, the handsfree in the car will take over the call ...
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3answers
4k views

Unable to have reverse-tethering on Samsung Galaxy Fit

I was implementing reverse-tethering using Samsung galaxy fit and ubuntu 10.10 I have followed the following post for the procedure: How to browse Internet in Samsung Galaxy Fit using Broadband in ...
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1answer
820 views

Set Calendar default reminder to “none” for new appointments

When I input a new appointment on my HTC Desire S (running Android 2.3) the meeting has a 10 minutes reminder by default. I can manually set it to none for each appointment. However, as I rarely ...
9
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1answer
873 views

Hiding System icons in Notification area?

Does anybody know a reliable way to remove system icons from the notification area? I have a smaller screen on my (rooted, default ROM) Optimus T and I find some of the system notifications icons ...
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2answers
354 views

Lock screen clock cut off?

I have a new Samsung Epic 4G which has a clock on the top of the unlock screen. For some reason, however, most of the date gets cut off. So what I see is "Fri May." and the time. It seems like a font ...
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2answers
6k views

Read APK permission by shell command

I want to read the requested permissions of an .apk file on the computer (android sdk is installed) via command line. I.E.: $ android read-permissions /path/to/someapp.apk I know this is possible, ...
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1answer
806 views

Can't connect to phone network, banned?

I need a sanity check here. I was sitting on the train listening to music over 3G, and we went in to a tunnel. Lost the signal, tried to reconnect and couldn't. Now I can't connect to my phone service ...
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10answers
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Other than portability, are there any other advantages (or disadvantages) to storing apps on external storage?

Are there any particular advantages/disadvantages to storing apps on the external storage of an Android device? As I have a Nexus S, I can't think of advantages for me as I can't remove the storage, ...
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2answers
1k views

My Nexus One cannot connect to Wi-Fi being broadcast by a Windows 7 laptop

My Android (Google HTC Nexus One) is not detecting Wi-Fi being broadcast by my Windows 7 laptop. However, my iPhone can detect the laptop's network. Why is that? Is there any solution for connecting ...
4
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1answer
433 views

Droid X attachment download location

I'm just trying to figure out where in the phone the attachments get saved after you open them? I remember opening a PDF attachment from my email using my Droid X. The email was deleted so I'm trying ...
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2answers
4k views

Open Source Email Application [closed]

Does anyone here know of an open source email application for Android? Thanks in advance
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2answers
651 views

Help getting Arabic on Android

My Friend is going to sell his Nexus S because it does not natively support Arabic. I have found several websites that claim to have a solution to this issue. http://ardoid.com/ Seems to be the ...
3
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2answers
3k views

Backup stock HTC Desire ROM with Unrevoked

I want to play with different ROM's for HTC Desire (which is still under warranty). Based on my understanding, in order to keep the warranty and still play with custom ROM's, the following steps are ...
7
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1answer
24k views

Which system files are safe to delete?

I got only 160MB internal storage out of which 100MB is reserved by android operating system. Which System files and folders are safe to delete? For example: de, fr, es and it files in ...
3
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4answers
829 views

Google map (and VZ Navigator) rotates in wrong direction

When I use Google Navigation or VZ Navigator on a Droid Incredible 2 it is supposed to align the map to the direction I am pointing the phone. But when I turn around the map rotates in the wrong ...
7
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2answers
3k views

Microsoft “web safe” fonts on Android?

I was testing various Android web browsers (but I think the stock one is fine) and noticed that the MS "web safe" fonts (Trebuchet, Verdana, Tahoma and the like) were displayed with substitute fonts. ...
3
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4answers
235 views

One click calling on the Epic 4G?

I've got an Epic 4G (aka Samsung Galaxy S) and one of the things I'm flummoxed by in my transition from my trusty old HTC Dream/G1 is that there are way too many steps to make a phone call. Power ...
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7answers
54k views

Can I use 2 android phones as walkie talkie? (without internet!)

I want to use 2 (or more) android phones as walkie-talkie (i.e. they talk each other without needing internet/voice call). Of course this should work with WiFi, because it doesn't make much sense a ...
2
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1answer
2k views

Is it possible to add a keyboard layout and dictionary to Swype?

I used the official Motorola upgrade tool and updated my Motorola Defy to Froyo (French firmware). Before the update, when I held the Q key on the Swype keyboard, many languages options were offered, ...
3
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2answers
424 views

Minimizing data usage for users with data caps

To reduce my phone bill, I recently switched from an unlimited plan to a prepaid plan which only has a 50 Mb data cap per month. I think that should be adequate for email, google voice, and ...
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1answer
298 views

How many DPI does the T-Mobile G1 phone have?

I've got a G1 borrowed from a friend and I was wondering what is the DPI/PPI for this phone. I tried to Google for that, but no luck so far. Thanks!
8
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4answers
21k views

Is there a way to cache YouTube videos after playing them?

I have an HTC Desire, and the default YouTube app does not cache the video after it plays the first time. The second time you play, it downloads the same video a second time, but I would like to cache ...
2
votes
1answer
4k views

Motorola Defy does not sync to GMail

I have purchased a Motorola Defy some time ago, and imported my address book from my old featurephone using the SIM card. Under Settings / Account now I have two accounts listed in the Motoblur ...
7
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1answer
3k views

Download Zip file attached on gmail

I recieved an email with a zip file. But I'm not able to download even having some installed apps that can open zip files. Is there any way to enable the zip file download? I'm trying to do this on ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

Why won't Jawbone headset invoke Voice Search/Dialing?

I have an Aliph Jawbone (original) which worked fine with Sony Ericsson dumb-phones (K750, K810) but on my HTC Desire S (Gingerbread, 2.3.3) I can't figure out how to use it for voice dialing. The ...
2
votes
2answers
692 views

My xperia x10 is booting again and again

I just installed busybox and then my phone is rebooting again and again!! What can I do to stop it? I don't know how to boot it into recovery. I did it once (before I installed busybox) by clicking ...
4
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1answer
2k views

Unlocking Nexus One without pressing the power button

The power button on my Nexus One doesnt work smoothly any more, sometimes taking nearly half a dozen attempts before the unlock screen appears on the phone. I was wondering is there is any other way ...
3
votes
1answer
545 views

All calendar events disappeared

Saturday at 10pm I checked the calendar and my events were there. When later, at 1am I checked again, all the events in the android calendar disappeared, while in the web calendar are still there. ...
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0answers
307 views

Is there any custom firmware for the LG Optimus U? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device? A quick search shows that I'm the only one on this site with an LG Optimus U, or the only person who's ever ...
7
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2answers
1k views

Why does my Nexus One power off with 15% power remaining?

Once my Nexus One's remaining power drops to 15%, it automatically powers off. On turning it back on again, it reports that it's now on 0% power. Do all Nexus Ones behave like this, or is it just ...
4
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2answers
500 views

Do apps that claim to increase SD card performance really work? Strain on card?

I was recommended an app today that supposedly increases the r/w cache on the SD card. By default it's set to 128kb. I'd imagine this works in a similar fashion to a BufferedReader (in java). My ...
3
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3answers
5k views

How to disable limit of pattern attempts to unlock Android 2.1 device?

My unlock pattern is long and secure. I don't want to wait for 30 seconds when I try to enter it inaccurately (it is tricky), also I don't want it to be blocked after 20 tries. How to make it to ...
6
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1answer
507 views

How can I fix Android Market app's “Allow Automatic Updating” checkbox after it hid?

I ran into a really weird problem (bug?) In Android Market, when looking at a specific application's info, the first area in the lower white half of the screen is "Updates", containing "Allow ...
6
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1answer
255 views

Why doesn't my Evo bring up the Hacker's Keyboard?

I have an HTC Evo, which is still on Froyo. I've installed Swype and Graffiti, and while I mostly use Graffiti (I used to rock a Palm III), I switch as I need. I heard of the Hacker's Keyboard on ...
3
votes
1answer
8k views

Can I install Skype on my xperia?

I want to install Skype on my xperia x10 but I cannot find it in the market when I go to Skype.com/m and try to download it, I get the following message: item not found A friend of mine who has ...
7
votes
1answer
199 views

Why does the clock think he's in Detroit?

We have brand new phones, and my husband's HTC Evo Shift 4G clock app seems to think he's in Detroit. He isn't. We've never even been to Michigan, which is probably our loss, I'm sure Michigan is ...
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1answer
580 views

Android 2.3 for HTC Wild Fire [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When will my phone get the Android 2.3 update (Gingerbread)? Is there any update on Update for HTC Wildfire to Android 2.3 . I have android 2.2 .
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1answer
573 views

Data only plan on Motorola Atrix 4G?

I finally made the switch from iPhone to Android. So far it has been quite nice with the Atrix. I got the phone with the intent of having 3G data and WIFI only, no voice or SMS. I got a data only ...
3
votes
1answer
312 views

Why does my Galaxy S now displays 'couldn't connect' when I press the microphone key

I have been entering numbers using the microphone key on the keyboard fine yesterday. All of a sudden, when I tried to enter numbers with the microphone key some time later, the message 'couldn't ...
2
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2answers
421 views

VLC video converting for Xoom

I have a mkv HD video and I'm trying to watch it on my motorola xoom. I found some players but none of them was good enough to play my video smoothly. Then I read on the internet that I need to ...
62
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2answers
42k views

What does it mean when the connectivity icons in the status bar go white/gray?

The connectivity icons (Data, Mobile Signal, Wifi) in the status bar on my Nexus S are normally green, but sometimes they go white. I can't seem to figure out what this means, as I still have a signal ...
7
votes
2answers
17k views

Change MAC address Android using ip link?

I am trying to change the MAC address on a device running Android. It has been rooted and a command line installed ("ConnectBot"); I was looking around Google for methods of changing the MAC address ...
18
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8answers
16k views

Force refresh of a webpage on default browser?

I'm doing some website development, and I'm changing files (e.g. CSS) on a remote server. I am testing to see what it looks like on my 2.2 android phone (HTC Desire). I want to refresh the page to see ...
2
votes
2answers
594 views

Missing call summary in Samsung Galaxy Apollo (i5801)

In my Samsung Galaxy i5801 after I disconnect the call I used to get a call summary from my carrier. This hasn't worked for some time. I contacted customer care and they say some settings in the ...
6
votes
1answer
2k views

Tasker: switch on VPN when opening specific URL?

Tasker is an automation app for Android (see http://tasker.dinglisch.net/) I want to start VPN whenever I start http://*.intra.mycompany.com - as intra.mycompany.com are urls that are just accessible ...
10
votes
1answer
11k views

Manually set a hostname for IP address (i.e. /etc/hosts equiv.?)

I am a web developer and am developing our website on my local desktop machine. I have an android phone (htc desire running android 2.2). I want to test what our web application looks like on android. ...
3
votes
1answer
338 views

How to change screen orientation of my samsung froyo device

Any one knows how to change device orientation, from portrait to landscape. I'm new here, thanks in advanced for any help! :)
7
votes
2answers
1k views

Is the class rating of my MicroSD card relevant?

Does Class 4 perform differently from Class 6, and so on, when it comes to Micro SD(HC) memory cards on smartphones? Samsung Galaxy S to be specific.

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