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Show/Hide Keyboard on the Samsung Galaxy S2

I used to have a HTC Magic, and I recently switched to a Samsung Galaxy S2. One thing I miss is the ability to Show/hide the keyboard, on the HTC Magic, a long press of the menu key toggled the ...
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Is there a way to disable touch temporarily?

Imagine that you want to do something, while the display in is action (not in sleep mode) and at the same time, you don't want to do anything else. This situation is like children lock, in which, all ...
2
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1answer
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How to know how much battery in terms of hours and minutes is left on my phone?

I want to know the remaining time of my cell phone battery. Android only gives me how much battery in terms of percentage has been consumed since the last charging. However, what I want is to know ...
6
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1answer
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Downgrade 2.3.6 to 2.2.2 - Nexus One

I would like to downgrade my Nexus One to 2.2.2, because I've had non-stop problems with Gingerbread. I have the 2.2.2 update from android central, and going off the comments from a previous question, ...
3
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1answer
247 views

What is the difference between Widget and program that can be added to the home screen?

When I hold the home screen on a spot a set of options appears to add to Home. Two of these options say program and widget. To add my calendar app which syncs with my google calendar I had to use ...
6
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1answer
243 views

My default voicemail number somehow changed to *74274, which gives an error message. How do I switch it back to *86?

At some point during the past 2 months the drag-down default voicemail number on my Droid X inexplicably changed from *86 to *74274 - a number that returns the pre-recorded message: "Your feature ...
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How do I take very long exposure photos?

I would like to take some long exposure photos using my Android phone (Moto DROID v1 running Android 2.2.2) of the night sky. I experimented with the settings for the default camera app, and I found ...
3
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1answer
668 views

Is there any way to save a raw image from my phone's camera? [duplicate]

I have an Android mobile with a 5MP camera. Is there any way to save raw images (similar to Canon CR2, Nikon NEF, etc.) from my Android device?
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1answer
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Why doesn't my Macbook see my phone (droid incredible, cyanogen)?

I an Android newbie and software developer. I just got this used HTC Droid Incredible and installed cyanogen on it. I read that when I plug it in to the laptop with a USB cable I should see a ...
4
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2answers
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open and accept calendar invitations

How do I open and accept calendar invitations? Phone is a Samsung Galaxy S SCH-I500 2.3.4 firmware. US Cellular carrier, I'm using gmail app and email app; neither recognize format. phone's ...
2
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2answers
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Usb connected constantly flashing on screen

The USB connection keeps coming up on the top bar of my Samsung Galaxy S. It wears down the battery and the phone turns itself off randomly, sometimes its hard to get it to turn back on, I have tried ...
0
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1answer
636 views

PanDigital Novel - how to replace/update certificate store?

After the DigiNotar fiasco, the Guardian Project put out the CACertMan application which allows a user to modify their certificate store on a rooted device. It doesn't work on Android 2.0, which is ...
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1answer
783 views

Phone is slow to respond after waking up

Many times when I unlock my phone to wake it up, there seems to be a lot of lag shortly after. For instance, simply trying to make a call or opening an app seems to take about 5 to 10 seconds or so. ...
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1answer
149 views

Hacking HoneyTab

I found this strange "anonymous" device: HoneyTab. Never wishing to discuss whether it's worth to buy or not (it would be totally OT), my questions are simple and straight: does somebody know if this ...
3
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1answer
153 views

Why did my battery usage on 3G grow with the Android 2.3 update?

There were different nice features followed by the official update of Xperia X10 to Android 2.3 like the sound stuttering, but the most annoying is the following. I live in the Netherlands and here ...
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1answer
2k views

How to make HTC Tattoo a Wi-Fi Hotspot

Can the HTC Tattoo act as a wifi hotspot, so that I am able to make my Tattoo an access point and share its internet connection with other wifi enabled devices? If so, how can I do this? I have ...
3
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1answer
10k views

Export contacts/text messages in a readable format

I would like to export both my contacts and my text messages. But I would like be able to easily read the file formats that it exports to. I can export the contacts as a VCF yet when I view it there ...
0
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1answer
1k views

How to access phone via USB cable (not SD Card)

I am using a HTC G2 running Android 2.3. I would like to access content on my phone (not on the SD Card). This includes phone contacts and any data in the phone memory. Also is there a way to access ...
2
votes
1answer
972 views

can my Device ID # on my Android Samsung Epic be changed?

I was Banned from an App (for quoting Monty Python no less!) but want back in. Is there a way to change my Device ID # so that I can start anew and sign up with the App again? I don't want to get a ...
4
votes
4answers
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Anyone have an alternative dowload site for a fastboot binary?

I'm working on rooting my android kernel and most sites list http://android-dls.com/files/linux/fastboot as the place to look for the fastboot binary. However, I've been getting a 404 (Page not Found) ...
4
votes
1answer
292 views

Can an Android device be locked down by an administrator?

I would like to know if it is possible to use android devices in a work environment with restrictions on the phones usage. These phones would be given to members in the field to log data, and only ...
2
votes
1answer
503 views

Samsung galaxy S freezes while upgrading to gingerbread and doesn't want to turn on?

and the pc doesn't even recognise it (i've tried the volume and power buttoms but sure it didn't work because the phone didn't turn on) when i connect it to pc using kies it gives me a black screen on ...
0
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1answer
680 views

Where can I get he CIFS kernel add ons to run CIFS?

I use a GB ROM on my Infuse 4g but it does not have CIFS built in. I am told there is an external way of adding this in. Does anyone have a link to this?
2
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1answer
728 views

Save accepted untrusted certificates on email app (HTC Sensation)

I have a problem with the mail (not gmail) app on my HTC Sensation, that I'm guessing is part of HTC Sense 3. I'm using a server that has an untrusted certificate, and every time I try to refresh my ...
2
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3answers
3k views

Alarm/Cal Event repeating every alternate day and that which does not sync with google

I need to create an alarm or calender event that repeats every alternate day at same time. I can not associate it with day of week, or date. I am using HTC Desire S. I also need create entries in ...
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6answers
7k views

Power saving tips for Galaxy S2 that don't involve turning it into a dumbphone

My Galaxy S2 has always shown not more than 8 hours of battery life. This is with the stock ROM, as well as the recent 2.3.5 update and a rooted kernel. All the battery saving tips I've seen ...
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3answers
2k views

Bought Samsung Galaxy II in China, need to change alerts, etc. to English

I just bought my phone here in China and have changed the language settings to English. I get all my alerts, error messages, ets. in Chinese characters. Wish I could read them, but since I can't, ...
1
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1answer
779 views

Caller ID for SMS doesn't recognize contacts unless I add the country code to all

If I have a contact with the number 099123456, the caller ID doesn't recognize it, I need to change it to +59899123456. My phone is a Galaxy S2. I have friends with other android phones (Galaxy S1, ...
2
votes
2answers
4k views

Is there an 'offline' version of Google calendar for Android?

For the PC there is a plugin for the google calendar so that edits to the calendar can be made offline. On my Android 2.1 there does not seem such an option. I am using the calendar though the ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

“Parse error” when updating swype

When I try to update the swype beta via the Swype Installer app, it starts downloading the Swype Installer, but then I get the error message "Parse error". I tried downloading a new Swype Installer ...
1
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1answer
65 views

Search for apps based on language

Can I search for Android APPs that are in Hebrew or Kurdish? or are all apps automatically translated into all languages?
0
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1answer
126 views

Can't download some apps from Google market after phone software update

My phone is Sony Ericsson Xperia X10. I just updated my phone's software to the latest Android version (2.3.3), however, I've found that I can't download some applications. It would start the ...
0
votes
1answer
341 views

Galaxy S II via Freebox server to TV

Any idea how can I connect my Samsung Galaxy S II to Freebox server? I have no idea how to set up wifi connection between them. Please note that I want to connect my phone to Freebox server as ...
1
vote
1answer
145 views

Update Galaxy Tab's Android by internet

Can I update my Galaxy Tab's Android version by internet? EDIT: When googling, I found some solutions for updating Android on Galaxy Tab, using connection to PC and special programs. But I know, that ...
1
vote
1answer
606 views

Where exactly does Android get its contact suggestions from?

I have a phone right here (Evo 3D), it has no service (except my wifi) and I've only added an obligatory gmail account which has one contact. No Facebook, no Google+, no Twitter, etc. Yet I got a "...
2
votes
3answers
391 views

Sprint Android Sends Same Text 30 Times

Why does my HTC Evo 4G send a single text message to the same person 30 or 40 times? Sprint won't help us and it drains my battery and annoys people. Thank-you.
4
votes
2answers
473 views

Google plus application is 24 mb after wrong update

I was updating from the market this app and I got a package error. I uninstalled it and installed it again from scratch. No problem. Now the app is 24 mb! To me it sounds like the broken package is ...
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votes
1answer
430 views

Not able to upgrade my galaxy ace through kies

When i connect my ace through kies the update starts, it downloads the firmware from the internet and then it shows "preparing firmware upgrade components" and it stuck their as it is, nothing changed ...
6
votes
2answers
938 views

Device stuck on “obtaining IP address”, then sets network to “disabled”

I've just arrived at some place which offers wireless internet. When I try to connect my computer, it sends me to some specific URL in which I need to accept some terms of use, and then the Internet ...
6
votes
3answers
5k views

Deleting Google Image Search History

On my Android device, the Samsung Galaxy S, I frequently use Google and its search functions. Now have I noticed that I cannot seem to delete the Image Search history. When I search something using ...
1
vote
2answers
284 views

Stock 2.2 Clock app locks phone

Last week, my LG Optimus V started having a strange problem. Steps: Open Clock Tap "Alarms" icon at the bottom of the screen I must enter my pattern to access alarms Do anything else in Clock … ? ...
3
votes
1answer
129 views

How do you open an EVO 3D to access the battery or SD card?

How do I open an EVO 3D? I have one right here and I tried googling it, but I dont have the manual and it isn't intuitive. I would like to view the microSD card and switch it out at will.
6
votes
4answers
6k views

Tasker: How to trigger recheck of state context?

As I understand it, when I set Tasker to execute a tasks in a profile that has a state context it executes the tasks once - when the state condition becomes true. Is there a task command to make ...
2
votes
1answer
356 views

Can a GPS enabled android device provide lat/long underground?

Just what the title says; In a closed environment like a subway tunnel, or a deeper subterranean tunnel - will a GPS enabled phone be able to provide lat/long?
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4answers
3k views

How scratch resistant is the screen of the Samsung Galaxy S 2? [closed]

I wonder if over time the screen of Samsung Galaxy S2 may get scratched? Is it necessary to use a screen protector?
6
votes
3answers
401 views

Durable settings of Screen timeout

I often set Settings -> Sound & Display -> Screen timeout to never timeout. When I turn off the device the settings is 1 minute again. Do you know how to make the settings durable? My ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

How can I install Android built from source on a bare device? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I install Android on my non-Android device? I did look at this Can I install Android on my non-Android device? But my question is a little bit different. I am trying ...
0
votes
0answers
129 views

How to Stop Applications & Services from Starting on Boot? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I stop applications and services from running? I know how to kill running applications and services via Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > ...
2
votes
3answers
1k views

Play Store is missing apps after restored from backup (EVO 4G)

I've seen some similar issues, but nothing quite the same as what I am having. Hopefully that means it is easy to fix. So, I recently backed up all my apps to my sd card using MyBackup and then ...
0
votes
1answer
94 views

Save default installed sounds on Original Droid

I have an original Motorola Droid. Is there a way I can save all the original pre-installed sounds/ringtones?

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