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No, the battery doesn't care how it got charged in terms of a given charge. It just takes longer when using your PC because it's getting less current from the PC than the AC charger. Here's a post on android forums which suggests that the current coming from the PC is significantly less than the AC charger. The forum posts list 100mA or 500mA for the PC's ...


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The Android Market has various filters which are applied to the apk in order to find out if the App will run on your device. The most obviously one is the Android version you are on (also called the SDK level). But this is not the only criteria. There are others like: Screen Size Software libraries Google API OpenGL Particular hardware features that are ...


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This is just showing whether your phone number is saved to the phone number description property on your SIM card. Some networks always program this in for you, many don't. Some phones let you write to this property, some don't, some read it, some don't. It has nothing to do with what actual phone number is attached to that SIM card by the phone company. ...


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Open up the memo application (or anywhere that you can enter text), enter the "ki" that's giving you problems, highlight it and hit the Swype key on the lower left; it will prompt you to delete the word. In general it will remember new words that you enter; you may have to type them out letter-by-letter first.


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Yes you can, you will need to create a different "calendar" (probably "tag" would be a better name, but that's Google's terms for it). Creating a Calendar (do this from the Desktop, I didn't found a way to do it from Android's Calendar app; do anyone know?): Go to http://www.google.com/calendar. Look for the "My calendars" box on the left, click on "Add" ...


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The app Smart Taskbar will show you a list of the all tasks(apps) that are currently running on your device and allow you to switch to that app, similar to the native functionality but you are not limited to the 6 most recent apps. Basically it opens from any screen and also lets you set some shortcuts and widgets and choose from all installed apps (like ...


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Sounds like you're overthinking it. Android goes out of it's way to intelligently manage applications and resources. When you leave an app it will generally keep running as long as the resources are available. Long pressing Home and selecting it or just launching the shortcut again should take you right back to the running app. Theoretically it shouldn't ...


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From the home screen go to Settings > Applications > Manage applications > All > Market then choose "Clear data." This will erase your market search history. When you go back into the market it'll be like your first time. They will ask you to agree to the terms and condition again and then it'll be just like it was before without your search history. ...


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It's a built-in feature of Froyo, as long as the developer has built the app that way. However, you're mostly out of luck, unless you're willing to root your phone and install Cyanogenmod and APPS2SD or jump through the hoops Bruce details in his answer. If you do have Android 2.2 or higher, the app SDMove can be a big help in moving apps in bulk. SDWatch ...


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This was fixed in Froyo. Anything over 3*160 (480 characters) will convert to an MMS prior to Froyo. You do have a couple options. Use a 3rd Party Messaging App, like Handcent, for example. See if you are able to install this "Hack" Root your phone and flash a Froyo Rom Wait for a Froyo update from Samsung Edit: Some additional information Anything ...


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Capitalizing in Swype is pretty easy. If I wanted to swype Joe I would hit the j and then swype to a point above the keyboard on the screen, then back down to o and e. If I wanted to do JOE, I would swype from j to a point above the keyboard, then do a little loop while still above the keyboard, then swype to o and e. So, in order to get a capital I, hit ...


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Samsung put the "Flash Lite" plugin on the Galaxy S for 2.1. It supports the basics. This blog shows some devices that use the plugin: http://www.adobe-flashlite.com/ Edit: Adobe now has a list of devices that can run full Flash. http://www.adobe.com/flashplatform/certified_devices/


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Actually I had the same problem as you, and I searched the help dictionary. You have to swype from "I" down to the spacebar in order for it to auto-cap. It's not as easy to find or widely known. Also as a heads-up you can do this with "a" too. The brilliant thing about it is that you only have to be close to the "I" and "a" in order for it to space/cap.


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This is a crash and restart of the android runtime, without a crash and reboot of the underlying linux operating system kernel. The uptime refers to the underlying linux, so it is maintained across the framework restart. The difference between a framework crash and restart vs. a kernel crash and reboot is not very apparent to the end user, since there's ...


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Those instructions are BS. Flash does not work on 2.1. However, there are several devices that run Flash Lite (it came on my Galaxy S Vibrant, for example). Someone with Flash Lite tried that and thought they had real Flash when really they just had Lite, and it spread for a while before being debunked. Just read the comments on that post. Edit: ...


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The standard Android browser does this for me on most (non-banking type) websites. When I start typing my username into the login box it shows a drop down of names used in that login box before. Selecting one of those fills the password box in too. If you go into the browser and press Menu -> More -> Settings and then scroll down the settings window to the ...


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Try adding adb's folder (platform-tools) to your PATH. The adb executable used to be in the tools folder on versions of the SDK up to v8 IIRC, but it was moved in v9, so ddms.bat is probably looking for it in the wrong spot. See also this thread on StackOverflow (accepted answer there courtesy one of our mods here) to see if this is in fact the issue. ...


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If you don't mind rooting your phone, perhaps the easiest thing to do is to flash CyanogenMod on it. The HTC Magic is supported up to CM6 (Android 2.2, Froyo). You can find more details here, be sure to read up on the wiki. It is not supported on CM7 or later (Android 2.3, Gingerbread).


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If your phone is actually a developer phone supplied through Google (and not a consumer phone bought through a phone company) then you've actually got an ADP2, not a Magic, beware of that when looking for ROMs as they are some subtle differences in the hardware. Official ADP2 images are hosted by HTC at http://developer.htc.com/ but only up to Android 1.6 ...


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An Edge connection by itself is so slow compared to the normal torrent download speeds that it makes no sense to optimize the downloads. The ping times on the connection are so high that constant peer switching will slow the download if you attempt to download from several peers simultaneously. Your best bet would be to try to find a couple of good peers to ...


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Here is the ultimate answer: First, on your phone, install a terminal-emulator from Android market, then run cat /proc/cpuinfo which will show you the detailed processor information of your phone (ARM5 in my case). Afterwards, you need to install an ARM5 cross-compiler environment on your Linux box (download Ubuntu and VirtualBox if you are a ...


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No, this won't work for shortcuts to apps. EDIT2: Turns out this part of the answer was wrong. Thanks Bryan and Drake for your answers. Yes, it works for internet bookmarks. From your browser, select Menu > Bookmarks. Long-press the given bookmark and select Edit Bookmark; this will allow you to change its name. You may need to delete/re-add the shortcut ...


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In answer to my own question (and in thanks for the answer already provided), but the problem was that in my office, my phone uses Wifi router which is connected to the internet via a firewall . And on this firewall one of the necessary imap ports was blocked. My collegue changed this setting , and now gmail is behaving as expected. I am really not in the ...


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This Nexus One user manual seems to be basically the same document as you linked, but specific to that phone and Android 2.1. Since the Nexus One was a "pure" Android experience, the vast majority of the document should cover what you're looking for. (That link seems dead, but this link from the Internet Archive Wayback Machine seems to be working.)


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I've rooted my SGS with z4root and it was a very smooth process! I can highly recommend z4root! And while you're at it, continue with installing One Click Lag Fix to make your SGS lag a lot less! I did it, and haven't looked back since. OCLF is made by the same guy who made z4root, but for some weird reason, OCLF can, by itself, only root pre-froyo phones. ...


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Are you entering an actual password, or an unlock-pattern? Lock-patterns have the option to display/not-display the path entered, so it's a lot more difficult to "shoulder-surf" Use visible pattern This is selected by default. Clear this if you do not want the screen unlock pattern to display as you enter it.


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Use Handcent and change the default settings: Settings -> Send message settings Auto-convert to MMS - Uncheck this Split 160 - Set this to one of the Split options (I recommend Split by word & add counter but you may prefer a different one - I don't fully understand the differences between them all).


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"Fake flash" When you boot into recovery via vol-down at power up, you get stock When you boot into recovery using RM you get update.zip You need to flash permanently eg via alpha rev, unrevoked or via adb. I have a desire so what I used may not work for you.



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