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1answer
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Is it possible to change the background of a keyboard or change the color of a key?

I want to change the look and feel of the keyboard , by changing its background and also the color of individual keys. Please help if there is a way to do it.
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Download free-software apps from official Android Market without logging in

The Android Market has some apps which are free software, which entails that anyone can redistribute them; and that are also zero cost. (An example is Theremin, but I'm not interested only in that one ...
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4answers
1k views

bash - How can I check if a computer exists on my network WITHOUT IP (i.e. by device name only)?

I would like my phone to execute certain shell scripts via Tasker if my phone is on the same wifi network as my laptop. My initial idea is to edit the /etc/hosts file, but this wouldn't work since ...
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2answers
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Hide or autohide top bar

Is it possible to hide or autohide the top bar which is still present on the top of Android screen? My version of Android is 2.2. The top bar is distracting for me while reading. I'm using Aldiko, ...
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2answers
2k views

Will Asurion charge me for my replacement phone if I've rooted it

I have an android phone with Sprint which I dropped and cracked the screen. I have insurance, and they've already sent me a new phone. However, my old phone is rooted and has CyanogenMod on it. Will ...
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3answers
2k views

How can I connect to my home VNC server via its hostname?

as asked in the Android chat room. At home I have a remote-access VNC server set up (running UltraVNC server). My current Android VNC app, called, funnily enough androidVNC will only accept IP ...
2
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1answer
165 views

Can application upgrades happen automatically, even if you have it turned off in marketplace?

I thought I had turned off all the automatic upgrades for the apps on my phone (T-Mobile G2 w/ Froyo). However, yesterday, I got a notice that said that I had new GMail and described the new features....
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1answer
5k views

Where are the 'stock wallpapers' stored on the htc Desire S?

I just bought an htc Desire S, which runs Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). I can connect to FTP via BLuetooth's OBEX file transfer, or download one of the many file manager apps on the app store. But one ...
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1answer
3k views

What's the difference between Camera.apk and com.sec.android.app.camera.apk?

I'm trying to install a modified version of the Camera app on my rooted Samsung Galaxy S (Captivate) through copying to /system/app and through installing a zip file via ClockWorkRecovery. It doesn't ...
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0answers
101 views

How do I import user data from a ROM Manager backup? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Restore only part of nandroid image I recently wiped my phone and installed MIUI.us. Before wiping it, I made a backup img using ROM Manager. However, I'd like to transfer ...
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1answer
385 views

Gingerbread on Samsung Galaxy Mini [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When will my phone get the Android 2.3 update (Gingerbread)? I recently bought Samsung Galaxy Mini with Froyo installed on it. Can any one tell me when can I get ...
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4answers
4k views

Email application with notifications only for specified contacts (standard SMTP/POP3/IMAP)

I have a lot of mail traffic on my phone. But I want to be notified only for mail from certain contacts like my family, colleagues/boss, critical automated systems or at least any contact in my phone ...
3
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3answers
878 views

When I lose access to my Exchange server, is there a way to keep my contacts?

Changing jobs and will soon no longer have access to my company's Exchange server. Contacts are in Exchange and synched on my Droid (HTC EVO) using the default Exchange app. I want to be sure I don'...
4
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1answer
121 views

Is it possible to use a Google TV device without a TV connection?

With the price of the Logitech Revue having dropped, I am interested in using the Google TV device purely for the (internet) functionality of the Android platform. Since a "Cable or Satellite set ...
3
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5answers
2k views

How to play already transfered music with 'Music' app?

I just bought Galaxy S2. Its really cool, but I have one serious problem! I transfered few MP3 files using USB and copied those files to usbStorage/. When I open 'My files' app on S2, it does show ...
2
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1answer
2k views

How do I get SMS messages to be sorted in chronological order?

I just got an HTC Desire HD, and it's sorting my SMS texts by what the sender has sent up at the top of the conversation page, and what I reply down below. It's almost like two conversations in ...
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2answers
252 views

AT&T Nexus S: is this sold SIM locked / boot-loader locked?

I know this is a bit localized, but I can't find ANY information on this at all on the internet, because all of the information for the Nexus S assumes the T-Mobile band version. I would only ...
3
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5answers
52k views

How do I store pictures on SD card by default?

How do I move the photos I have in my gallery to my SD card? Someone told me to download an app that allows you to do this, but it didn't. Also, is it possible to save them to the SD card by default, ...
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3answers
6k views

Is there any low bandwidth VoIP software for Android? [closed]

I have measured Skype's bandwidth consumption: When just running Skype: ~0.09 KB/s When talking to someone through Skype: ~9 KB/s Is there any VoIP software available in the Android Market that ...
2
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1answer
239 views

Backing up Android without needing Internet?

All the Android Backup apps I have checked out (MyBackup, Lookout) require an internet connection. I don't want my data to ever be stored in the cloud. These apps may have legitimate reasons to ...
1
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1answer
493 views

APN Switch for sprint devices

I have used APNDroid on many of my phones in the past. I have recently started using some sprint devices and noticed that this APN toggle widget will not disable the network connection on these ...
5
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2answers
201 views

How to get the “check” next to text messages without being notified?

I have an HTC Incredible 2. The default is NOT to notify you when your message has been delivered. I can go into settings and tell it to notify me. After doing so, it puts a checkmark next to the ...
7
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1answer
805 views

Nexus S 4G: Use wifi for LAN, 3G/4G for WAN?

I'm developing a remote control app that will use wifi to communicate with my car stereo. The car stereo has ethernet, and I have the ethernet wired to a wireless AP in my trunk. This works great, but ...
3
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2answers
318 views

Google Music not available for Samsung Galaxy S with Android 2.2.1

I have Samsung Galaxy S (i9000) with Android 2.2.1 (Froyo). Lately I got an invite to Google Music. Android app for Google Music requires 2.2.0, however Android Market keep saying my phone is not ...
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1answer
1k views

How do I stop my phone from beeping when it completes charging?

I have a Samsung Galaxy 2 S running Android 2.3. When I plug it in to recharge, it beeps when it reaches 100%. I would prefer that it not notify me with a sound. However, I can't for the life of me ...
3
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1answer
1k views

How do I get dictionary suggestions while typing? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to enable real text prediction for android / stock keyboard on LG optimus one? I'm using android version 2.2.2 and the default keyboard (at least it appears as 'Android ...
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2answers
10k views

What is the difference between the Android OS and Android System?

When I open my Battery Usage, there are two components enlisted as Android OS and Android System. What is the difference between these two?
2
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1answer
242 views

Installing app from Market when it was previously installed

I'm developing an app that was just released. Prior to release, I had 10 or so testers that helped me test the app and had test versions on their phones. Now I want them to install the app from the ...
4
votes
2answers
620 views

Why are my auto-complete suggestions so bad?

When I'm typing into a text entry field, the auto-complete suggestions I get are much worse than they used to be (they have never worked well on this phone, but have worked great on previous Android ...
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1answer
180 views

Is there an updated version of Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro that has been released?

I went to the Taipei Computer Applications Show 2011 today and bought a Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro from the Sony Ericsson booth there. However, the specs don't seem to match the one on GSM Arena ...
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1answer
99 views

What are applications locked against? ROM, phone ID, or google account?

If I bought an app, is it locked to the specific installed android ROM, to the hardware (phone) or to my Google account? Basically I want to know what would happen to my paid apps when I would ...
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2answers
382 views

Mobile network: browser is OK, apps doesn't connect internet

When phone use WiFi connection, all apps can connect to internet. When it use mobile network connection, browser can connect, but apps cann't connect. Is there any settings? How can I diagnose? Phone ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

Getting market error “Sorry there's not enough space to install this item.”

Android Froyo 2.2 with 3GB available mmcblk0p2 space and over 3GB free space on MicroSD. Have no idea from when it started. Since then, every time when I try to download/update an APP from Android ...
2
votes
2answers
260 views

Can someone explain fragmentation?

Would someone be able to explain android fragmentation? If I created an app using 1.5 will that app work on all devices that have version 1.5 - 3.2 (highest current version)? Or are there issues ...
3
votes
4answers
395 views

Is the Galaxy S II stable?

I am thinking about getting a Galaxy S2. It seems like a great phone, but I have some concerns about the system stability. I hear from Android users that Samsung's original ROM is very slow and heavy ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Google Navigation, screen doesn't rotate when in walking mode?

I'm having a problem using Google Navigation. I select a destination, click the "walking button" and rotate my phone, yet the display remains portrait. If I select "by car" - then it rotates as it ...
2
votes
1answer
561 views

How to make a simple bookmark on HTC Wildfire S?

I am in the browser on my HTC Wildfire S. I want to make a bookmark of the current page and save it to my desktop (main screen). I press and hold down the URL and it gives me the choices: share ...
8
votes
1answer
256 views

Enter username or password via voice?

Is there a way to enter a username or password by voice? Google's Voice Search only interprets entire words or phrases but I couldn't find any way to dictate letter-by-letter to an input field. Is ...
2
votes
4answers
11k views

How can I install swype on HTC Wildfire S?

I have an HTC Wildfire S and want to install Swype. I understand from a bit of searching that I need to download it. When I search for "swype" in the marketplace there are dozens of results which ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

How can I increase the brightness of photos on the HTC Wildfire S?

I just moved from a Sony Ericsson C510 to a HTC Wildfire S. Although the Wildfire as a flash and the C510 doesn't, I was able to take pictures in dim rooms better with the C510 than the Wildfire. ...
3
votes
2answers
78 views

Display the reason I just got an alert?

My phone makes a noise when I get a text or email. Can it also display a line of text saying what the text or email is from? I hate having to check all my apps to see which one wants my attention. ...
7
votes
1answer
626 views

Is there way to view two applications split screen on Android tablets?

Is there way to use two applications simultaneously on split screen on Android tablets? It would be great to put tablet to vertical position open navigation software to upper part of screen and music ...
1
vote
1answer
78 views

Is there a reasoning to how often and long the notification light blinks?

I have a Droid X. The green light on the front blinks when something has happened, but I've noticed that the number of blinks and their length is not consistent. Is there some method to it? Some ...
3
votes
1answer
148 views

Possible to answer a comment made at the Google Play Store?

Is it possible to answer a comment made in a review at the Google Play Store?
5
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3answers
995 views

How to play android games on PC?

I have Asphalt 6 on my HTC Desire S. That looks awesome on phone, now I want to play the game on PC. Is it possible at all? I mean is there any app which will let me play this game on my PC over wifi ...
1
vote
1answer
874 views

Why can't I access the /data directory with ADB on my Samsung Vibrant?

I used Simply Honey before and everything was okay. However, when I flash to a Stock 2.2 ROM, I cannot access the /data directory from adb. I am sure the phone is totally rooted because I have the ...
2
votes
3answers
1k views

What's causing the pictures copied to my HTC Desire to disappear?

I'm currently running CyanogenMod 7.0.3 on my HTC Desire, and pictures copied to the SD card disappear! If I copy an image from my computer to the phone using USB Mass Storage mode, it disappears as ...
5
votes
2answers
5k views

Is it possible to use 2 Bluetooth Unidirectional devices simultaneously?

Is it possible to pair (and use) both a microphone-only and a speaker-only Bluetooth devices so that they can be used instead of the built-in mic/speaker in the phone? If so, can you point to where I ...
4
votes
3answers
2k views

No sound through handset speaker of Nexus S

Suddenly when I was playing music on my Nexus S it stopped playing all sounds through the handset speaker. It still works though if I use an external headset though. I don't really have that much ...
3
votes
1answer
233 views

Galaxy Tab 10.1" 3G locked?

I'm on vacation in the UK and the Galaxy Tab 10.1" is coming out here the first week of August. I was wondering if the tablet is locked to one of the networks here in the UK or if it's unlocked and I ...

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