1
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2answers
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What is the filename for my contacts?

What is the filename for my contacts on my optimus M running froyo?
2
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1answer
1k views

Why does my EVO Android phone screen keep turning on?

I have an HTC EVO and I can be sitting around doing nothing, when all of a sudden the screen comes on and stays on. I try to turn it off, but it keeps turning back on - sometimes after a second, ...
11
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5answers
8k views

How can I prevent my phone from using any kind of internet?

I have a weird plan and my phone went over its bandwidth usage this month... mostly just syncing up with Gmail, Twitter etc. So right now, every 5 minutes or so, my phone is telling me that it has ...
29
votes
9answers
66k views

Why is charging from computer using USB slower than using an outlet?

And what is roughly the ratio of the charging speed in USB vs charger? My phone is Samsung Galaxy S, if that matters.
17
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2answers
21k views

How to exclude certain folders from getting scanned by music player?

I have some audiobooks on my phone, but I don't want to hear these when I play "All music". Is it possible to exclude some folders from getting added to the library? What are the file types that ...
6
votes
1answer
8k views

How to enable real text prediction for android / stock keyboard on LG optimus one?

The title says it all but i will explain a bit more. I have a LG optimus one phone with android 2.2 froyo. It comes with two keyboards, the LG one with working text prediction and the Android / Stock ...
4
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1answer
721 views

What is the Practical difference between the Home screen and the Launcher screen?

It seems that on my Nexus One, the home screen and launcher screen essentially serve the same purpose: Host application icons, allowing you to launch them. Are there any other differences, other than ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

RTSP player for Android

I'm curios if there is any RTSP Player for android which allows specify port for I guess A/V communication. My situation: I want to stream over my RTSP Proxy, but there is a restrictive company FW, ...
1
vote
1answer
819 views

Streaming video to Android

Does Android natively support any type of streaming video similar to m3u8 on iPhone? Looking for a solution that handles HTTP Streaming or Progressive download with an option to deliver multiple ...
6
votes
1answer
2k views

Does flashing a custom ROM require root access?

It was recently brought to my attention that it does not. Can someone confirm this and explain what the determining characteristics are that dictate whether or not root its required to flash a custom ...
2
votes
1answer
579 views

What can I do to my Droid 2 to prevent random calendar irregularities?

I am in recent possession of not only my first Android handset, but my first smartphone, a Motorola Droid 2. As a Computer Science major, I have elected not to immediately go the nuclear route of ...
10
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3answers
3k views

Blocks all calls not going through Google Voice?

Not sure if this is the correct place to ask, but is there a way to prevent anyone from calling my Android phone directly, so they all incoming (and perhaps outgoing, but incoming is most important) ...
8
votes
4answers
28k views

How can I view the Android internal partition table?

I've rooted my device, put it in recovery mode, and have linked it to PC by adb shell. How can I view the list of storage devices and partitions? Note: fdisk doesn't work.
9
votes
1answer
1k views

Does rooting require a custom ROM?

I've noticed that some apps say they require a rooted phone. Is it necessary to install a custom ROM in order to root a phone? Edit: I should mention that I've seen this answer, but my phone isn't ...
6
votes
1answer
3k views

How do I disable the annoying auto-correction of punctuation on device keyboard?

Here are two examples: (I'm using the '|' as the cursor) Example #1: I want to put the next word in quotes | type '"' followed by a word and closing quote: I want to put the next word in quotes" ...
1
vote
0answers
230 views

What is rooting? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: what does “to root a phone” mean? Is rooting just copying su onto the phone? Does it try to get the root user's password?
4
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3answers
1k views

Copying apk's from phone to tablet

I have a Marketless tablet (Coby Kyros), and I bought a Samsung Captivate (AT&T). Will I be able to copy the apk's I download from the phone into the tablet?
3
votes
2answers
5k views

Can i mount loopdevice in Android?

I have rooted my android phone and get a shell thr adb. I wanna mount a ROM image in android. But I always fail: mount -o loop /sdcard/myimage.img /mnt mount: can't setup loop device: No such file or ...
1
vote
1answer
990 views

LG-Ally won't charge

My LG Ally is out of battery and won't charge at all. I know the outlet is working. It's charged in the past just fine.. I gave it like 30 minutes plugged in, and power wouldn't do anything. No ...
0
votes
2answers
797 views

How to get root privilege in recovery mode?

I have copyed the 'su' command to /system in adb. but i cannot run the 'su', 'su' says: Permission denied.
3
votes
2answers
2k views

About the android recovery mode

Question 1: what's the android recovery mode? Does it run a full linux kernel? Question 2: where the recovery.img is installed? (/somewhere_in_filesystem)
6
votes
1answer
9k views

Wifi goes off on screen lock? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I keep my wi-fi on in sleep mode It seems to me that the wifi on my phone goes off when the screen gets locked. That way it's not syncing and I don't get ...
5
votes
1answer
379 views

How do I stop getting reminders form a deleted Exchange account?

I have an HTC Desire phone which is great apart from the incessant recurring meeting calendar reminders from my former company. I have deleted the Exchange account and these recurring meetings no ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

How to install the application in SDcard (android phone)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install APK files on SDCARD. I would like to install the .apk file into the SD card. Can I do this? If yes then how could I able to perform this in my HTC hero ...
8
votes
1answer
13k views

How do I Switch off NFC?

My Nexus S alerts me when it is close to my Oyster season ticket. It says New Tag Collected. Unknown tag type. Can I stop it doing this.
2
votes
2answers
508 views

SD Card not working

I have bought a new samsung 16 GB yesterday. and installed Froyo. I plug my 4 Gb SD card which I was using in my previous Nokia Cell Phone. but SGS is not picking it up. I detached it and put it back ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

Deleting emails in the online GMail list, does not delete them on my Android 2.2 Samsung Galaxy S, is this normal?

This morning I decided to clean up my emails list in my gmail account using the Windows wb browser. However when I opened the gmail application on my Samsung Galaxy S running Froyo 2.2, the emails I ...
6
votes
1answer
1k views

Can video recording on an Android smartphone be paused?

I've got an HTC Wildfire with Android Froyo 2.2. When I record videos with it, I want to be able to pause the recording, in order to pick up recording at the exact place where I paused. This is not ...
7
votes
2answers
2k views

MP3 tags in Hebrew show up in gibberish on my phone

I have some songs on my computer with Hebrew files names and Hebrew tags. When I copy them to my phone, the file names appear OK, but the tags appear in gibberish. This is true both for the default ...
10
votes
2answers
2k views

How feasible is it to use Google Voice for all calls and texts?

I'm considering getting an Android phone, and one thing that I'd like to do is drop my texting plan, and do all texting over wifi/data using Google Voice. If I do this, I need the following things to ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

Does MMS support PNG format images?

I'm just wondering if android mms supports png files? I've tried sending an image, a png format, through mms. Sending is successful. However, the recipient recieves an error image. My question is, ...
7
votes
4answers
6k views

USB debugging on Samsung Galaxy Tab — How do I prevent it from resetting debug setting?

I have a Samsung Galaxy tab that I'm using for development purposes. For some reason, when I choose 'Enable USB Debugging' in the settings menu, it turns off after a random period and drops whatever ...
11
votes
4answers
11k views

Is there a PDF (or epub) reader that allows to take notes (or at least to copy text)?

I have many PDFs that I would like to read on my Galaxy Tab and then take notes. Preferably the notes would be attached to the document (may be like Skim does), but as a workaround I can also imagine ...
8
votes
3answers
3k views

Reduce minimum in call volume

I find that the minimum in-call volume on my HTC Desire is still far to loud on some calls. Since I got the phone, I have flashed several different custom ROMs, radio updates, etc, and have had the ...
7
votes
3answers
2k views

Is 150 MB / month enough for limited use? [closed]

I've been thinking about getting a pre-owned Samsung Fascinate from Verizon for $40. I can't afford a $30/month unlimited data plan, but I was considering the $15/month 150MB data plan. I'm planning ...
3
votes
2answers
5k views

How to mount a ext2 partition in sdcard

I don't want to use fat32, I want use the more stable ext2.
3
votes
1answer
6k views

The installation steps of android package

I just want to know the full steps. Does Android just copy the application package to another location? when to run the application, the android unzip app package every times?
4
votes
1answer
829 views

What Android Tablets are compatible with 5 GHz 802.11 networks?

All too often, I've seen manufacturers go the "cheap route" when putting out products that they can call "802.11n compatible". Most of the time, what they aren't telling you is that the "compatible" ...
3
votes
2answers
12k views

How do I see my sent SMS messages?

How do I see my sent SMS messages? I can search my text messages, but it's not obvious how to simply see a list of my sent messages ordered by time.
2
votes
4answers
177 views

Weight tracking app [closed]

I'm looking for an app to help me track my weight. Ideally, I would tell it my weight each day (and perhaps my age and height), and after a while I could use it so plot a graph of my progress but also ...
4
votes
2answers
404 views

Search result scrolling / paging on Android Market?

I am confused: if I use search on the Market app on Android 2.2, it tells me often that there are hundreds or even thousands of matches, but shows exactly 10, no more. Is there a way to scroll / page ...
9
votes
4answers
6k views

How to switch keyboard layout for external keyboard

How do I switch the keyboard layout for an external USB keyboard on Android 2.1? I've connected a German USB keyboard to my Android Tablet (Easypix 1000). Altough the language is set to German, the ...
5
votes
2answers
5k views

Reenter the new password in configured Gmail account

I have configured HTC Hero phone with my Gmail account (username and password), and it is configured successfully. I have recently changed the password of this account from the Gmail website, so at ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

How do I save `javascript:` URLs in Android's browser?

I've tried tap & hold, like regular URLs, but the menu never pops up. Is there a way to enable that or do I just have to copy and paste the URL into a bookmark (like this)? Here's the page I was ...
6
votes
3answers
972 views

Software for offline pedestrian navigation in New York [closed]

My fiancée is going on a trip to New York City and she'd like to have some kind of navigation there on her G1/Dream. Is there a software (preferably free, or not too costly), that would allow me to ...
21
votes
1answer
2k views

What is ClockworkMod Recovery and what is it for?

What is ClockworkMod Recovery and what is it for?
3
votes
1answer
423 views

Error message when upgrading Galaxy S to Froyo

So I finaly got a copy of Windows and installed VMWare on OS X After fidling with driver issues etc. etc. I got the Kies software to recognize the Gallaxy S After Kies had downloaded the upgrade ...
9
votes
7answers
84k views

How do I toggle headset/headphone mode manually?

It seems that the hardware erroneously regard the headset as attached at all times (to the 3.5" jack). This makes me unable to make calls without headset or speaker mode.
7
votes
1answer
357 views

No calls and messages before first call/message

My Samsung Galaxy Spica (GT-I5700) has this problem: when it first starts or resume from airplane mode (i.e. when turning off airplane mode), the GSM network status appears to be normal (full signal) ...
9
votes
1answer
361 views

Determine HTC Desire screen type

The first HTC Desire devices used to have AMOLED screens, before HTC switched to SLCD. How can I tell whether my handset has an AMOLED or an SLCD screen?

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