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How do I unlock the bootloader on my Sony Ericsson Xperia mini pro?

I own a "Sony Ericcson Xperia Mini Pro" (model number SK17i) running Android 2.3.3 (Kernel 2.6.32.8-perf, build number 4.0.A.2.335). It's branded by Orange Austria. I'm looking for a way to root it, ...
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1answer
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Music Player Not Displaying Songs?

I am using a T-Mobile G2 running Android 2.3 and recently had to replace the phone with another as the old one was bad. I then launched the stock music player with my SD Card inserted and I viewing "...
3
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3answers
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How do I enable call waiting notification when I am calling another person?

When I used my previous phone, when I am calling someone, I used to get a notification if the party that I am calling is in another call and I am waiting. I usually don't like to disturb people when ...
2
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1answer
2k views

How to save a text file from the browser?

I was reading a game FAQ on my Galaxy S II with the stock browser, and was a little surprised that I had no option to save the .txt file to the phone. Is this possible?
2
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3answers
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making picture frame widget take up entire screen?

On my Galaxy S II, I've added the Picture Frame widget to the second page. It's the only object on that page, but it only takes up 1/4th of the available space. I tried adding 3 more frames on a lark,...
2
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1answer
689 views

Is it safe and stable to use titanium backup and restore at two different android versions?

I want to upgrade an android phone from 2.2 to 2.3. If I backup apps with titanium backup, will they be restored at 2.3, or will they be conflict because of different android version between backup ...
2
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1answer
451 views

Get profile photo to Android contact manager for non-friend contact from Facebook

I would like to know if is possible import a Facebook profile photo to contact manager for contacts which I don't have in my friend list on Facebook. For example: In Android, I have this contact: "...
3
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1answer
267 views

Can't Add Shortcuts to Home Screen, get Shunted to Folder

I recently started using folders to organize my apps, but I've noticed since then that I can not add any shortcuts to the homescreen. If I try to drop an item on the home screen, it instead gets put ...
16
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1answer
431 views

What's the name of the protocol that android devices use in debug mode?

I have a strange Android prototype what we got from a customer. Said customer has forgotten about it, and I'm now fiddling with it to see if I can make it do anything interesting. The device appears ...
2
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1answer
157 views

Where's the 8pen Preview Popup?

I just purchased the 8pen keyboard last night, and one frustration I'm having is that I keep having to look around my finger to figure out where the next letter is. I found this blog post from ...
3
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1answer
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Is there any known memory leak in Gingerbread 2.3.3 fixed by occasional reboot? Related to battery usage?

I notice that when I reboot my Samsung Captivate, it runs smoothly for about 2 or 3 days. After that, I notice that there is a lot more lag with various apps, and the launcher screen is more likely ...
7
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3answers
809 views

Need only one icon in the top notification bar for multiple Gmail accounts

I am trying to figure out how to have only one notification icon on the top notification bar for an incoming e-mail for any of my multiple Gmail accounts. This was the way Gmail worked on my phone ...
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1answer
4k views

Can open an HTML file with Browser but not HTMLViewer

I have an HTML file on my SD card. Opening it with "Browser" works as expected. However, if I try to open it with the built-in app "HTMLViewer", I receive the following error message: Web page ...
5
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2answers
188 views

How can I keep a folder backed up online with continuous syncing?

I've found that the dropbox support for Titanium Backup never works for me amd I've also tried using ubuntuone and idrivesync but neither of these support setting a directory to keep in sync. Does ...
3
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2answers
842 views

What is the podcast/music syncing experience on android like for OS/X users?

I have been an Iphone user for a long time but I am now considering moving to an Android device (Samsung Galaxy S2). The only thing that is giving me cause for concern is the convenience of the ...
3
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0answers
268 views

Can I use an existing Wifi Network as source for internet connectivity and still enable WiFi tethering? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can we use an Android phone as a Wi-Fi repeater? It is possible to use android as WiFi access point using 3G - but, is there a way to use an existing wifi connection and ...
3
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0answers
639 views

Battery life in Samsung Galaxy 3

I recently updated my Samsung Galaxy 3 to Android 2.2 . After the update my fully charged battery dies in just 3 hours(without any use) and around 1 hour if I use it (talking,browsing etc). I am using ...
0
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1answer
716 views

Why do get SMS send to the wrong recipient ( HTC Thunderbolt)?

My SMS texts on numerous occasions have crossed from one thread of text and gone to a completely different person. That person usually has recently texted me. I close out the keyboard and make sure ...
1
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1answer
332 views

Does the stock mail app log out from the mail-server?

There is an email app provided by Android. Does this app keep the connection alive all the while? OR Does it login/logout from the mail server each time it polls for new messages? If the ...
2
votes
1answer
429 views

Can I still get caller ID in Gingerbread without having it as a service from my provider?

In Gingerbread, Settings > Call settings > Additional settings > Caller ID, there are 3 options available: Network default Hide number Show number I'm currently paying $5 a month to get caller id. ...
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1answer
103 views

How do I do the equivalent of removing the SIM card in Gingerbread?

I currently have a Nexus S with Gingerbread. I'm planning to travel oversea and I want to disconnect my phone from my cell phone provider but still be able to use the Nexus for wireless access at ...
3
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2answers
2k views

Can every Android device be updated to the most recent Android version?

I never dealt with Android devices before so I'm completely newbie at it, please comment if something is too simple. Say I purchase Android Galaxy Player S WiFi 5.0, that has got Android Froyo 2.2 ...
1
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1answer
234 views

Why does the Ebay application automatically startup at boot?

I can't find a good reason that this application must always be running on my phone. However, it starts at boot and I'm constantly getting error traces in Logcat about the Ebay application. Why does ...
0
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1answer
606 views

Can't enter < (less than) or > (greater than) in terminal

When I try to type "<" or ">", I get semicolons ";" and colons ":" any idea?
19
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4answers
25k views

How do you set up internet pass-through (reverse-tether) on linux?

I have an HTC Desire S that has the option to connect through usb, and use the computer's internet connection. This works fine on Windows, but I'm struggling to set it up in Ubuntu. When I plug in and ...
24
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9answers
10k views

Is it possible to block ads in Android applications?

Are there any applications that attempt to block ads in applications? It seems that it should be theoreticaly possible, by blocking web requests to certain sites, for example.
0
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1answer
368 views

Android Virtual Calls Assistant?

I want to know if it is possible to do the following: 1. When "Unknown" calls, after a few seconds audio recording starts and asks caller to recall but with identified number this time. Otherwise ...
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2answers
612 views

Getting crash while deleting mesage?

I am using LG P500 Optimus one, recently upgraded to Gingerbread. Sometimes when i read any messages and delete the same, Messaging service crashes with a Force Close error, how to rectify this ...
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5answers
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How can I get a overview and manage the default applications for file types?

Most OSs show a nice summary about which application will be used to open a certain file type. Android does not seem to have such a function. How can I track and manage the default applications?
2
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1answer
758 views

Galaxy S2 synced but no emails show

I have created an exchange account on a Galaxy S2. Upon creation of the account no errors were thrown or encountered. Yet when the user open email for this account "refreshing" keeps popping up and ...
9
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2answers
981 views

My phone just notified me that Kickback and Soundback were updated, what are they?

My Motorola Droid just informed me that Kickback and Soundback were updated. Clicking on the updates takes me nowhere, and they aren't listed in installed programs that I can see. What are these ...
28
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5answers
8k views

Can I set the schedule for automatic Market updates, e.g. every night?

Is there a way to schedule when the Market updates my installed apps? Ideally I would like to run it late every night, that way I won't have to be bothered with them when I'm actually using the phone.
2
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1answer
6k views

How can I monitor my phone's activities?

A couple of times I've found my phone turned off when I don't remember doing so, especially when I have a fully charged or nearly full battery. Are there any applications out there that will monitor ...
2
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0answers
2k views

Using Android/Desire as a bare bones GSM modem

Older GSM phones could be hooked up to a PC and you could access the baseband chip through e.g. minicom or hyperterminal and give it AT commands, usually through a serial/rs232 or USB connection ...
13
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1answer
955 views

My EVO 3D is narcissistic and won't stop taking pictures of itself

My SD card is filling up with screen caps. I mean, it's not a big problem that's taxing my storage. Still, with all the activity in my pockets, my phone frequently like to waste time photographing ...
5
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3answers
3k views

How can I disable Phone, SMS, Market and 3G functionality from Android?

I am trying to convert my old Motorola Droid (running CyanogenMod 7) into a device my kids can use without me worrying about them making phone calls or downloading apps I don't know of. My needs are: ...
0
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2answers
308 views

Why does my EVO 3D think I am talking to it?

Occasionally when biking or walking, something must be going on in my pocketses because my HTC EVO 3D keeps thinking my standard headphones are evolving into headphones with an inline mic. Normally I ...
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1answer
185 views

Why do I keep texting myself voice mail transcripts?

I am having an issue trying to assess why I am texting transcripts to myself of the voice mails people leave me. The Problem: I have an HTC EVO 3D on Sprint, and whenever someone leaves a message I ...
2
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1answer
288 views

Create Defy Kernel Backup

I own a Motorola Defy and it is running 2.2.2. I was wondering if i could create a backup of my kernel by any means! Is there any software/application/method which can help me achieve this? Thanks
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2answers
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Multiple Google Accounts and the Market

I have multiple Google accounts like below: Account A (my primary account). Account B Account C I only have the extra two accounts for gmail (via Google Apps for domains) and don't use them for ...
4
votes
2answers
63k views

Will my alarm still go off if my phone is on airplane mode?

I'm trying to save battery but I need my alarm in the morning. Will it still go off if on airplane mode? p.s. I have an HTC Inspire.
3
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1answer
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text messages beginning with '!' trigger automated responses?

Whenever I send a text message to my friend with an Android phone (further testing has shown this happens with iPhones as well, though not blackberries) that starts with '!', I get an automated ...
1
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1answer
2k views

Unlocked Galaxy i7500, Reset Will Remove it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Will resetting my unlocked phone to factory settings lock it again? I just purchased and unlocked a Samsung Galaxy i7500 using FastGSM's system. (It cost $20 and it's used ...
7
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3answers
31k views

Can I train Google Voice Actions to better recognize my voice?

I'm playing with Google Voice Actions. The idea is great, but I'm having trouble with Google Voice Actions not recognizing some of my words. The mistakes are minor, but are bad enough that the ...
12
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4answers
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How can I write in a PDF with a tablet and a pen (a.k.a Is there a Xournal alternative for Android)?

There is already a similar question, which is about the Xoom and note taking. But I'd like to ask this in a more general way: Given a tablet (and a pen), how can I write - not just adding notes and ...
8
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1answer
2k views

How can I prevent my Wi-Fi connection from glitching?

Occassionally my Wi-Fi goes into this weird state where the phone "thinks" I'm connected, but the connection simply doesn't work. Apps still seem to think I have connectivity, though they can't ...
6
votes
2answers
2k views

Does encrypting the Xoom tablet use battery faster?

I recently decided to encrypt my Xoom tablet. The process went smoothly (full power, plugged in the whole time, took about an hour) but since the encryption, it seems like my battery life has ...
0
votes
2answers
340 views

What happens when bluetooth headphones run out of battery while playing music?

I have a Motorola Xoom 3G with Android 3.0 and use it with a bluetooth headset. I'd like to know what happens when the headphones run out of battery? Does the music just stop in the same way it does ...
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0answers
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Reading all SIM setting

Just out of curiosity I'd like to see all the settings on my SIM-card. And I'm not talking about an SMS stored on the card, or my phonebook. I'd like to see for example the Preferred PLMN list and ...
4
votes
2answers
4k views

Can't install new apps, all incompatible with Android phone (ZTE Blade)

After spending a few moments moving some apps from my phone's internal storage to my SD card, I'm no longer able to download/install apps. Every time I try to get one (like the Wikipedia app) I get ...

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