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Yes, it can be done but it requires root. You edit the device fingerprint in the build.prop file. Here are details: http://androidforums.com/samsung-galaxy-spica/98024-protected-app-market-fix-tutorial-build-prop.html Edit: For a more complete answer, see Modify phone model in build.prop to purchase unsupported apps before I upgrade to a new phone?


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Here are a few ways to do it on a Samsung Galaxy S. drag down from the notification area. Wi-Fi on/off is one of the controls. long press on the home screen, select widgets then select Power Control. This widget also has a Wi-Fi on/off control. long press on the home screen, select Shortcuts, then Activities, expand Settings in the list that's displayed, ...


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I don't know if Archos have modified the music player at all, but on most Android devices and players, the most reliable way to ensure that all your music shows its album art in the player is to embed the album art directly in the MP3 file, rather than relying on a "folder.jpg" or a "AlbumArt.jpg" being in the folder. As far as I know most music selling ...


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Chrome to phone is a great app. It's one of my most used apps. Install Chrome to Phone from App Brain or the Android market. Next install the Chrome Extension. Finally find the directions on Google Maps and click the chrome to phone button. This will open up either the web page, Google maps, or Google Navigation (can't remember) on your device assuming ...


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Indeed the internal filesystem somehow got damaged. To fix this you need access to the filesystem itself, which can be done using ADB. (Android Debugging Bridge) Instructions for connecting to the Archos Tablets using ADB can be found here: http://www.archos.com/support/support_tech/updates_adb.html?country=er&lang=en Although the description is ...


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I just tried with my Archos 70 and alarm clock plus v2 and it didn't seem to work at first but when I played with the headphone-jack and pulled it out about half a millimeter and it worked. This would seem to be a problem with the jack, but it works just fine when playing videos or music. I think the issue might be that the alarm clock apps are sending the ...


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Android 2.2 is now available for your device, which includes voice search: http://archosfans.com/2010/11/30/froyo-firmware-2-0-54-for-gen8-released-2/


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I don't believe you need to worry about hardware compatibility beyond the BT specs. Your A43IT uses Bluetooth 2.1 EDR so as long as the BT GPS supports that it should be all set. You'll either need an internet connection to use Google maps, or like you were planning, an app that downloads the maps, like CoPilot. I haven't gotten around to buying one yet, ...


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You could also setup Locale or Tasker to turn on the wifi during certain times of the day. So if you know for a fact you might be using your tablet during a certain time period, it could auto-turn it on during that. Or if you look at it the other way, you can have it turn the Wifi off when you know for a fact you won't be using it (i.e. sleeping).


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A "Quick Settings" application by Sergej Shafarenka. It allows quickly toggling WiFi as well as a quick access to a bunch of other settings. It stays in the notification bar for a convenient access. Probably the most used application on my N1.


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Another option is Beautiful Widgets, which provides a wifi toggle widget.


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MP4 is a container that can contain different video codecs, it sounds like your device is creating its videos using an unusual codec that not many other devices have loaded by default. As Seth and Hcpl have said VLC Player can play almost any format and should be able to play your videos. If you want to know what codec is being used, then try opening the ...


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Try installing another player with support for many codecs, like VLC. If that one plays the video's well your Android device is OK and probably using a non supported codec.


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I don't have an Archos, but when I view all apps on my phone I can press the Menu button and select a view type from in there (including alphabetical). Do you have anything similar? You could also try another launcher, such as ADW. And yes, it's often called the app drawer :)


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Thanks .. Finally purchaed a BTGP35KM and all is fine. Also, I have discovered My Tracks, and Google Labs Zone download, which enables downloading a 10 sq miles map on your Android, thus enabling offline ( sorry only found the french version - http://www.maximejohnson.com/techno/2011/07/tutoriel-comment-telecharger-des-cartes-sur-google-maps-android/ )


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Globalsat BT-359CS works fine with mine. Watch the screen saver though. If it kicks in the bluetooth connection gets messed up.


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Do you mean the Google Voice Search? If so, I think it is only available on selected countries. Here on Brazil, it was unavailable until some weeks ago, when it was released on Android Market. This page shows where it is available: http://www.google.com/support/mobile/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=170820


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As a power-saving strategy, radio chipsets can sleep -- meaning they stop actively listening for a wi-fi network to connect to -- when they are out of range of any network, and will wake up to search for a network once every few minutes. It may simply be that the radio on your Android is doing this, and that you haven't waited long enough for it to wake up ...



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