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1answer
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Do I need to revert to stock firmware and/or wipe data before installing a custom ROM?

Several sites I've visited mention that I need to revert to the stock firmware and possibly wipe my phone data before installing a custom ROM. Is this recommended or completely necessary? I have a ...
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4answers
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About how long will my touchscreen last before it starts to lose sensitivity?

I've read on various posts on the net that touchscreens lose sensitivity over time, but I have not found any detailed information about why and how I can prevent this. Does anybody know why and how ...
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1answer
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Can't log into google apps after sim card change

I went to Germany and I had switch my PLAY (PL operator) SIM card with Blau.de SIM card. Everything was good, I had Internet connection and full facebook/twitter/google sync. After return to Poland, I ...
3
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1answer
302 views

How can I tell which account contacts have synced from?

I've just noticed that I've suddenly had 7 contacts appear in my list all called "Me Mob" all with my mobile's phone number as the only entry. I don't know when they appeared, but I don't think ...
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1answer
494 views

What is Acer Liquid Metal maximum SD card speed class?

I want to buy a new sd and I'd like to get best bang (and speed) for the buck... But I can't find this information... Anybody knows?
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2answers
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I just ordered on ebay an HTC incredible 'flashed to cricket,' is android still installed on the phone?

I only want to use the phone as a dev tool and I need the android 2.2. What does 'flashed' mean exactly?
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2answers
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Where can I find Android release notes?

Today I upgraded to 2.3.4 Gingerbread MR2 but I wonder: what changed?
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1answer
2k views

Can't remove app icons from the desktop

I installed AdwLauncher. In the beginning it worked well. But now, I can't delete the app icons from the desktop. The situation is that when I longpress the desktop, the list doesn't show up so ...
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Synchronize the contact's default phone number

I've upgraded my HTC Desire to a Galaxy S. In the HTC, I had a default phone number for each contact (typically, the mobile number). After linking the new device with my Google accounts, the default ...
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Phone won't connect to mobile network

As of yesterday my phone was okay as I know I had a missed call and checked it on voicemail, but today I noticed that it is showing no signal when there should be one. The last thing I know I did was ...
4
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1answer
145 views

How can you tell whether you are running a official Android program or one modified by your phone maker?

So many times , in this forum , I see answers with descriptions of their phone, contacts or messaging application, with options, settings or feature I don't see on my Samsung Galaxy S. I presume that ...
4
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0answers
846 views

Is there a Google-less “personal cloud” for contacts, calendar, tasks and images sync? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Suggestions for syncing data to someone besides Google? Funambol? The idea is to cut Google's (or other 3rd-party) proprietary bits out of an Android installation, while ...
2
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2answers
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What are loop devices?

How to Install Ubuntu on Android! states "your Android OS must support loop devices". What is a loop device?
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1answer
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How do I set up VPN for connecting from Nexus One to my home network?

I'd like to set up my handset to be able to VPN into my home network. At home I have the Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH wireless router running dd-wrt firmware. My handset is Nexus One running the latest (as ...
2
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1answer
571 views

Exchange 2010 calendar synchronization problem

I've had my HTC Incredible S for a couple of weeks now, and have only just succeeded in synchronizing my Exchange 2010 calendar with it. E-mail and contacts have been working like a charm from the ...
3
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1answer
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Sync Exchange 2010 notes, tasks and reminders

My HTC Incredible S phone runs Android 2.2, and has the ability to sync e-mail, calendar and contacts with our Exchange 2010 Server at work. Tasks, notes and e-mail reminders, however, aren't synced ...
3
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2answers
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Do I need Android SDK to connect my phone in USB debug mode?

I'm following the steps provided here to root my Samsung Captivate (Galaxy-S). I install the USB drivers in the link provided. Whenever I connect my phone, I get the error There was a problem ...
3
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1answer
1k views

Any voice recorder app for Nexus S? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to easily record a phone conversation in-progress? I've seen Android call recording apps, but they don't support call recording on Nexus S. Anyone know ...
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2answers
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How do I set up a VPN from Android 2.3 to my home Ubuntu desktop?

I want to configure a VPN from my Nexus S (2.3.4) to my home Ubuntu desktop. Has anyone tried this yet? I would deeply appreciate tips on which VPN server to use (e.g., is openVPN support native ...
4
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2answers
2k views

Samsung S Galaxy II (i9100): possible with stock Google Android OS?

I'm in the market for a new Smartphone. Except for iPhone's, I'm new in the field and probably have some misconceptions. My first choice was the Google Nexus S, but I was offered a great deal on the ...
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0answers
375 views

Samsung S Galaxy II (i9100): possible with stock Google Android OS? [duplicate]

I'm in the market for a new Smartphone. Except for iPhone's, I'm new in the field and probably have some misconceptions. My first choice was the Google Nexus S, but I was offered a great deal on the ...
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1answer
1k views

is there any official froyo upgrade from samsung for galaxy 5 in India? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When will my phone get the Android 2.2 update (FroYo)? Hi, I am a galaxy 5 user from India, there were news about froyo update for galaxy 5 but my kies [downloaded from ...
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5answers
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What's using my GPS?

On my Android phone (a Desire HD), the GPS indicator is currently on & flashing away. How can I find out which app is responsible for using the GPS? I have my suspicions but would like to know ...
1
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1answer
215 views

How to manage a screencast with two Android devices?

I need to do an oral presentation which involves demoing an Android application that requires showing two devices at the same time. I know about the Android Screencast as a way to capture the Android ...
7
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9answers
67k views

How do I get my picture to appear in message threads?

In the stock messaging app, the contact I'm messaging has their picture next to their replies, but mine is just a grey box; how do I get my picture there? I have a contact called 'me' with my picture ...
5
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2answers
6k views

Galaxy S not responsive after an aborted firmware update

I just bought this Samsung Galaxy S, installed the Kies software, then it automatically downloaded an update for my phone. I plugged in my phone and it began the update. After a few seconds the ...
2
votes
2answers
354 views

Default browser / update to support google cloud printing

Is the default browser on the android platform Chrome? And if so, does anyone have an idea how to update it or get it to work with the Google Cloud Printing? In the settings area I am not able to see ...
4
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2answers
533 views

Android tablet as music remote

I imagine a setup where I use an android tablet computer as a remote control for my hifi system - at least for selecting music. I have connected a low-power, cheap and small linux computer to the amp. ...
5
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3answers
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Why my app disappear at reboot?

When I reboot the phone, often, some of the apps a get generic icon and won't load anymore. A reinstall solves the problem but I'd rather not have to do that. Device is an Acer Liquid Metal with ...
8
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2answers
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Use Google Talk with multiple accounts

(Motorola Droid, Android 2.2.2) My new employer uses Google Apps to manage e-mail etc. They're also big into instant messaging for intra-company communication. On my device I have my personal ...
3
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4answers
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Why does Wifi show an error whenever I try to reconnect (Galaxy Ace)?

I'm using a Galaxy Ace. When I turn off WiFi and try to turn it on again it shows an error. I need to restart my device for it to work. Any ideas?
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2answers
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Mount PC folder on my android, then serve audio/video through my Android to my TV via USB?

My plan would be to allow me to connect my Android to my TV by USB, and then be able to play videos/audio from my Computer that is mounted over wifi on my Android. Is this currently possible, or is ...
4
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2answers
1k views

Why does the vertical size of the scroll bar change?

When I scroll down a web page the scroll bar appears and constantly changes size as I scroll What does this size relate to?
2
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3answers
3k views

How can I zip a folder into a zip file in Android to send over the Internet?

I have root, and I tried running the zip command from shell, but zip is not found. I think Android doesn't come with zip. How can I install zip on Android?
4
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2answers
2k views

Can I use the Nexus-S GPS as an external GPS for another device (via Bluetooth)?

Is it possible to use the Nexus-S GPS as an external GPS for another device (via Bluetooth) ?
2
votes
2answers
5k views

Could not dial on my galaxy tab

How to get Dialer application on my T-Mobile Galaxy tab?
3
votes
3answers
8k views

Phone doesn't respond to ping

I'm trying to develop an application that knows when I am home based on my phone being on my wifi network or not. I'm running into a weird issue in that I can only ping the phone if I have recently ...
11
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8answers
76k views

Unsupported File Type: Why did my Samsung Galaxy S suddenly stop supporting MP3s?

All of a sudden my Samsung Galaxy S claims to not support mp3 files (the phone has been idle for a few hours, I did not touch anything). Ogg files however still play without problems. When this ...
1
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0answers
256 views

How to make programs be aware of network connection provided by USB tethering [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Android USB reverse tethering: How to fool the apps I use USB tethering to connect my HTC Hero to a computer. And the cellphone can surf the Internet through the ...
2
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0answers
503 views

How do I fix problems when going from 3G to a Wi-Fi connection that requires a login?

Whenever I'm in the basement of my university's science building, I have no cell signal, so I am forced use the school's WiFi network to get internet. However, for what seems like the better part of ...
5
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3answers
164 views

Is there a standard place for the Owner Information on an Android phone?

I found an lost Android phone - is there a standard place on Android phones for owner information so I can contact the person who lost it?
3
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1answer
1k views

Upgrading LG P500 (Optimus/Maximo One) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device? How to backup an Android device? How do I backup and restore SMS Messages? I've thinking about rooting my ...
2
votes
2answers
6k views

Does a HDMI splitter exist that will split hdmi into video and audio? [closed]

I'm trying to hook up a GoogleTV to an older Sony TV and the TV has an HDMI input but just below it are the familiar red and white RC jacks for audio. I remember trying to hook up my XBox and the ...
2
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2answers
2k views

How to update the picture of my contact from Facebook in HTC wildfire?

How to update the picture of my contact from Facebook in HTC wildfire? I am able to update all other contacts but not able to update my contact from facebook. I am using android version 2.2
3
votes
2answers
885 views

Why does phone keep switching off?

I have an HTC Desire Z which I have bought 3 months ago and I usually use it for phone calls. I don't have many apps in it. Sometimes when I call from my phone it switches off and then I have to ...
2
votes
2answers
4k views

Use android as xbox360 wireless adapter?

I have a rooted cynogen mod Lg P500. I can connect my xbox360 to my laptop for bridging a connection. but have recently moved to ubuntu so the bridging is a mission and a half. So I was wondering if ...
2
votes
1answer
765 views

How can you restore the default icons after installing a home replacement like Open Home 6

I have installed Open Home 6 as a home replacement on my Archos 101 apad. Is there a way to revert to the default icons for gmail / market / contacts and the like ? Are icon sets a system wide ...
4
votes
2answers
1k views

How do you get Android OS bugs fixed?

I recently got an HTC Shift from Sprint. Within days of getting it, I noticed very bad issues with the phone losing sync to 4g, 3g, and wifi; it would not reacquire data connections unless I manually ...
8
votes
2answers
222 views

Is there a way to avoid disk space errors when batch updating apps (using 'Update All')?

This is related to the question 'Is there any way to force market to update and install apps one at a time?'. That question asks specifically if apps can be queued to update, rather than all run ...
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2answers
1k views

HTC Mail: Move Messages Between Folders, Not Synced on IMAP Server

I'm seeing some odd behavior on Android...running 2.2 on HTC Incredible. I have an IMAP account configured through the built in "Mail" program. First of all, when you send messages from this ...

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