5
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1answer
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How can I use Google Play without storing any Google account information on my phone?

I am using HTC Wildfire handset, but I think following question applies to all Android-based handsets. My Google Account has been added under Settings -> Accounts & Sync --> Google (under ...
4
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2answers
272 views

Does Gingerbread use extra battery power to make calls when the phone has poor signal?

Since I got this phone (Galaxy S, originally on Eclair, then Froyo) and switched network provider, I've had major problems with the signal at home, and call quality as a result. Following the upgrade ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

How to change the default saved user and password for sites in browser?

A friend borrowed my phone and logged in to a website with it (and logged out). However, after that, his account became my browser's default account for that site. Every time I try to log in to the ...
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4answers
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Can't find a contact's phone number?

If I tap on the dialer on a DroidX and start tapping in someone's number then when enough (usually 3) digits have by tapped in the person's name and number appear about the entry box and I can tap on ...
9
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2answers
2k views

Separate ringtone for calls from numbers not in the contact list?

Good old Siemens phones had a feature that allowed you to set a single ringtone for all calls coming from your contacts, and a single ringtone for all calls coming from numbers not in your contact ...
7
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5answers
6k views

What is the fastest way to turn the phone into silent mode?

The title kinda tells it all. Sometimes I need to turn silent for a meeting and the procedure is like: Unlock the phone Click on Menu Go to Settings Click on Sound Enable Silent mode Apart from ...
9
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3answers
194k views

How to fix “Invalid IMEI ” after Factory reset?

The question is simple "How to fix "Invalid IMEI " after Factory reset?" After factory reset my phone starts showing "Invalid IMEI" on both SIM slots and I can't call or to being called. The phone is ...
3
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3answers
11k views

How to restore the active applications widget in home screen?

In the home screen of my Galaxy Tab I accidentally deleted the widget which showed me the active applications running in the background. Can anyone tell me how I can restore this?
2
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1answer
2k views

How can I share from my image gallery on Facebook?

Do I have to install the Facebook application on CyanogenMod 7 RC3 to share on Facebook from my image gallery?
8
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4answers
2k views

Biometric-security lock-screen?

Is there a way to apply a biometric lock (as in, a look screen) to an Android device? e.g. the unlocker has to pass a fingerprint / retina / voice scan. I've read about startup companies and general ...
2
votes
4answers
4k views

Desire HD GPS can't “lock” on a satellite?

I'm a new Android user. This is also my first time to use a GPS device so I don't have any idea on how long it takes for a typical GPS device to get a "lock". I just bought the HTC Desire HD last ...
3
votes
1answer
16k views

How do I open a Photo attached to a text Message?

I have just bought a Samsung Galaxy S and have been sent a Text message with a photo but cannot find out how to open the photo to view when I touch the message thread it just comes up with message ...
5
votes
2answers
2k views

Mails deleted in android gmail app are not deleted from server

I have installed android on my HT device.. when I delete the mails from android gmail app, they are still available on server and i can see them using gmail web page.. can anyone give me solution? ...
10
votes
1answer
2k views

How GPS works in android phone

I want to know how GPS works on android phone. Does it send any identification data to service providers/phone manufacturers/Map providers? I recently read a new about IPhone tracking users - ...
4
votes
1answer
445 views

Motorola Defy Gallery app is crashing upon start

I have for a couple weeks a Motorola Defy with Android 2.1 (Eclair), since today the Gallery app crashes upon start, the screen is shown for a less than a second and then it dies. The only odd thing I ...
2
votes
1answer
240 views

Error while running debian on Arm6 based phone

I have cynogenmod7 on my optimus one phone. I followed this guide to run debian on it. When I give this command: busybox mount -o loop,noatime $kit/debian.img $mnt I get a no loop device, file ...
2
votes
1answer
179 views

What can I expect from the “Pure Google” Nexus S 4G?

Sprint recently announced that they are going to sell the Nexus S, and that it will be "Pure Google", implying that there will not be any additional carrier fluff on the device. I am considering ...
3
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2answers
1k views

How to unlock Nexus S 2.3.3 bootloader without having to wipe all device data?

The usual way is to execute: fastboot oem unlock But this will erase all my private data.
7
votes
1answer
773 views

Disable low-battery warning, specifically on XOOM

I would like to disable the low-battery warning on my XOOM without rooting. It's a pretty obnoxious sound compared to other phones I have used. By rooting, I can replace ...
9
votes
2answers
4k views

Can Android differentiate between headphones and headset?

Regardless if I plug in a headset or headphones (without a microphone), I get a headset icon in my notification bar. I would expect Android to use the builtin microphone in case normal headphones are ...
0
votes
1answer
443 views

How can I find better quality video streams to my Android phone? [closed]

I'm looking for an app that will stream television and/or movies to my phone on 3G. I have a long commute and find that apps I've used (tv.com mainly) have poor selection or quality. Since Android ...
5
votes
1answer
325 views

On many applications, text is wrapped to half the screen width

In Gmail, Reader etc., text is wrapped to about half the screen width. This is extremely annoying! Text-size is normal, and I can't find any global settings that would govern such a thing. Can anyone ...
5
votes
2answers
5k views

Force Media Update?

Sometimes I download songs from various sources, and they aren't put in the requisite media folder on external storage. The media scanner can still find them, but the only way I have found to do this ...
5
votes
1answer
362 views

I enabled Google Cloud-Print but what can I do with it now on my phone?

According to the page http://www.google.com/support/cloudprint/, I should now be able to print gmail mails : Answer taken from this page: How do I print to my Google Cloud Printer? + The steps you ...
7
votes
3answers
3k views

How to display my calendar on the lock screen?

What is the best way to show (non-interactive) widgets on the lock screen? I have bought WidgetLocker, but it forces me to unlock the screen twice (using both WidgetLocker and native slider). ...
8
votes
1answer
472 views

What do the values in “Running Services” mean?

When I go to following path Settings : Applications : Running Services I see: Other: 78MB in 4 Avail: 109MB + 58MB in 8 What does above mean? Specially, [78MB in 4], [109MB + 58MB] and [8]
2
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3answers
3k views

Is it possible to use the 'Samsung Mobile Print' application with non-Samsung printers?

In my Samsung Galaxy S, there is an Samsung application called 'Samsung Mobile Print'. Does this application require a Samsung printer ? Or can it be used with other network or wi-fi printers too ?
5
votes
1answer
7k views

Restrict access to device settings

How can I prevent people who borrow my device from changing any of my settings?
7
votes
2answers
232 views

Is there a way to erase my personal data without losing my apps?

I have an ADP1 running 2.2.1, and used it with my Google Account. I have to give it to a friend, and want to erase all my personal data viz. email, chat logs, photos in the gallery synced with picasa, ...
8
votes
3answers
5k views

GPS app to follow a prepared itinerary

I am preparing a 1-week bicycle trip. We can't use high-traffic roads, so I am preparing a quite complex route on small country roads, using Google Maps. With my phone saddled on my bicycle, is there ...
1
vote
1answer
284 views

Why have i received a message that wasnt sent from the said sender?

I received a message in error yesterday, i am using the Samsung Galaxy. It wasnt sent by my friend, who i was chatting with over sms at that time, but i still received it and it shows time of sending ...
18
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6answers
82k views

Using Droid as a computer microphone via USB?

Is it possible to use my Droid as a computer microphone (for Skype, Teamspeak, etc) via the USB cord? If not, does anyone know of a Teamspeak client app? Any help would be appreciated.
2
votes
4answers
537 views

Removing or blocking default Android apps

I have developed a software for a company, not for a personal use, and I need to block some app access on Android. I need to block the user from making calls, sending sms, using the Android Market, ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

Is internal storage formatting harmful?

I have been messing around with my Archos 7 Home Tablet V1, and have currently installed this ROM. Now when I go to Settings -> SD card & device storage, Total space under SD card is ...
6
votes
2answers
680 views

Withheld, unknown or new number filtering - by asking caller to state their name

How can I make my phone do the following if the number is unknown: Answer the phone Play a message that says "As you are calling from an unknown number, please State your name" Record their reply ...
1
vote
0answers
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Can I uninstall built in apps? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I uninstall applications that are locked by phone vendor? Can I uninstall default applications that come with the Android OS? For eg:contacts,calendar,message.
7
votes
1answer
4k views

Mail client account colors

In the mail client of my Galaxy Tab I have three accounts. In the view "all mailboxes" there is a little line on the left for marking which mail comes from which account. These colors seem to be ...
12
votes
1answer
3k views

Rooted the phone and installed cyanogenmod. How to get back Sense UI?

I have a HTC Desire comes with Sense UI when bought. I rooted it and installed Cyanogenmod. Is there anyway I can get back my Sense UI. I don't mind removing Cyanogenmod.
1
vote
1answer
2k views

What does the TO DO button in GoSMS do?

In GoSMS, an incoming SMS is usually shown within a popup containing buttons like DELETE / TO DO / OPEN. What functionality does TO DO provide?
11
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2answers
2k views

How can I search for a contact by its phone number?

Is it possible to search for a contact by phone number in Froyo ? How ?
1
vote
2answers
306 views

Questions about Samsung Galaxy S security applications

Hello I would like to know whether is it recommended to have some antiVirus+firewall application for this current phone? (I usually open email attachments for example) 1.Do these applications runs ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

IP address on XBL Blacklist (Out going server response)

I'm posting on behalf of someone :- They have an HTC Desire, and they periodically get the following message when attempting to send out emails: Warning - Your outgoing server response: ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

Connect Android device as wifi adapter to a PC to create an ad-hoc network

Sometimes when being at a friends house there is no wifi but wired internet access. In these cases it would be extremely useful if I could plug my phone in and create a wifi network just like when ...
20
votes
4answers
32k views

How can I find app name by UID?

In "battery history" I have found that the app with UID 10058 is using a lot of battery. How can I find the name of the app with UID equal to 10058?
3
votes
2answers
4k views

Can I get the email app to only download email headers — and get bodies on demand? This is for an MS Exchange based email service

Can I get the email app to only download email headers -- and get bodies on demand? This is for an MS Exchange based email service. I have a Nexus One. The email app works fine, but the volume of ...
1
vote
0answers
703 views

Detailed description for GpsSetup2 on Samsung Galaxy S available?

Is there a detailed description available for all the settings in GpsSetup2 (which can be opened by dialing *#*#1472365#*#*)?
6
votes
1answer
372 views

Scrolling behaviour for apps (in general)

I have a HTC Desire and I've realised there appears to be, for most apps (in general) 3 types of scrolling. Drag/pull with finger and the contents scrolls (slowly) depending on how much you've moved ...
1
vote
0answers
1k views

How can I pair Motorola CS3070 bluetooth barcode scanner with Nexus One?

I have a Motorola CS3070 bluetooth barcode scanner and a Nexus One. I followed Use a Bluetooth Barcode Scanner with Android - Nexus S & Motorola Symbol CS3070 Scanner, but I can't pair the scanner ...
2
votes
6answers
2k views

How can I receive phone calls through Wi-Fi on an Android phone?

How can I receive phone calls from a landlines/cellphone when I have Wi-Fi connectivity, but no cell phone service?
46
votes
6answers
89k views

Dropbox for Android folder location

Where does Dropbox for Android saves files when you click on "Download"? I've read How to search for files and folders? But my /sdcard/dropbox is empty even if I've downloaded a file just now.

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