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Another confirmation that the back tick isn't on Swype. But, you don't need to dig that deep to switch.. Long press in the input area, choose "Input method" and then you can select the Samsung or Android keyboards. Another long press and two clicks and you are back to Swype.


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Yes, using Tasker. See "Set Wallpaper" action and "Power" state. It even looks like it'd be rather easy to configure that event. For your related notes, also see "Airplane Mode" state and %SILENT variable.


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If you only need the backtick for when you're entering code on StackExchange sites, then there's actually no reason to type the character. Any time you're in a Question or Answer box, there's a set of icons just above the box, pressing the 101 010 button puts a pair of matching backticks into the text box at the current cursor location, with some replacable ...


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Currently I can only find customization options through mods or other updates to the ROM. For example: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1999125 It would really be great if stock Android 4.2 would provide functionality to add tiles, re-order tiles or change the function of long/short taps on tiles. This issue has some of those feature ...


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Holding down the '. key will get you a menu of extra characters to type. I saw the ` there. 2012-10-09 Update: I recently check with the beta version of Swype, and noticed that the ` had moved to r4 key, but my original answer is still valid for the version of Swype built into my phone. Future versions of Swype may move special keys around, and you may need ...


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1) Go to Phone app 2) Tap Overflow Menu (triple verticle dots) > Settings 3) Tap Quick responses


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In ICS, it's up to the application. You will have to check the settings for each individual app and see if they allow you to control what shows up in your Notification bar. Unfortunately, there is no way to control this through Android itself... However, note that in Jelly Bean, the ability to monitor and control which apps display notifications is ...


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You can modify system image. Pre-installed applications are located at /system/app/ folder. You can add new application to this folder or remove pre-existing applications from that folder. Applications from this folder are not removable (if device is not rooted). As a fast example for customizing Android emulator: Go to Android SDK folder, ...


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Yes. On your second PC, set the environment variable ADBHOST to the IP address of the first PC and run the adb server and client. Related steps (more detailed) are here. Although you're not connecting to a physical device, it is apparently also possible to do so over the network without using USB. Instructions for that are here.


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As you're using a Galaxy S2 which has Samsung's TouchWiz interface layered over the Android OS, some of your questions are specific to Touchwiz, so I'll answer them that way too, in a way that may not be helpful to people with a different interface: Yes, there are a number of Lockscreens built in, if you go into Settings -> Location and Security, then you ...


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This widget works well... No customer rom or root required. :0)


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I'm guessing you've tried double clicking it? On my phone (Dell Streak), a double-click skips to the next track. Might just be DoubleTwist that, though, I'm not sure.


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If all you want is static text that doesn't change in any way, then by far the easiest way is to open your wallpaper image in an imaging editing program either on a PC (something as simple as Windows Paint would do) or on the phone (search the Android Market for something like "image editor" or "photo editor" and you should find lots of apps that can do this ...


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Apparently Yes. The Archos Smart Home Phone is an Android Phone priced at £130 in the UK: http://www.androidcentral.com/archos-smart-home-phone-now-available-get-android-your-landline Although the reviews on Amazon UK arent very good: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Archos-501809-Smart-Home-Phone/dp/B005H0M8LW Binatone iHome Phone iDect with DECT and Android ...


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XDA is a good resource but not a good starting point. The AOSP is also. But the best idea is always to look how others are creating customs ROMs. For example the CM development for the Kindle Fire: A good starting point is Jackpoint Calvin's post about how to create a CM update.zip for the Fire from source. It gives a good overview about how the kernel, ...


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Theoretically, of course, you could modify your hardware. But this is not remotely feasible for 99% of us. One thing you can do -- if you root -- is to install various apps that will allow you to move more to the SD card. You could also try a custom ROM that is smaller than the stock ROM. If rooted you will also be able to uninstall crapware system apps ...


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Try WidgetLocker, it's very customizable and my favorite.


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Take a look at "Font Size (for root users)" in the market. It costs $1.36 and only works with rooted phones but it claims to: "globally enlarges/decreases text size in all apps (Email, SMS, Maps, Home, Weather, Calendar, Widgets, ...)" The reviews aren't so good but it's worth a try.


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Check out Locale. It's not the cheapest app, but it is very well made and will allow you to do this. It switches to profiles automatically based on certain conditions too. For example, when it detects that you are at home it can automatically switch to your Bluetooth/Wi-fi profile and turn off the mobile network.


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Desktop Visualizer does the trick (and a little bit more)


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As of the new and current Minimalistic Text version, it is possible to print the Wifi IP and SSID information if you donate to the developer.


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Ok, so after looking into this a bit more I managed to get somewhere. I pulled the Mms.apk file from /system/app and decompiled it with APK Multi-Tool. Then I started editing the file /res/layout/compose_message_activity.xml. It has an tag towards the bottom of the file. I removed textShortMessage from android:inputType on this line. This means: ...


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You need to use something like widgetlocker for that.


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Press the home button so all screens are shown, then long hold the screen you want as default home screen, then drag it to center of the screen and let go, hey presto.


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On the Home Screen, tap Menu > Personalize Home Screen Tabs. To move a tab, tap and hold the icon before the tab name, and then drag it up or down the tabs list. To hide a tab, clear the check box at the right of the tab name. Tap Done.


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There's an app available in the market called ButtonRemapper, and the developer has a thread open on XDA that you can find here. There is a version specifically designed for the Samasung Galaxy S (which I think is what the Nexus S was based off? See my edit below.) so you might want to try that version first, but I think your best bet is going to be trying ...


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Doing a full Clear Data on the default browser ("Internet" on the Incredible) worked for me. Just make sure you have your other bookmarks backed up (for example, using an app such as Backup Bookmarks could be used to back them up to SD). The steps should look something like this: Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > All > Internet > Clear Data ...


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You have several options that have varying degrees of difficulty and effectiveness (depending on what you are ultimately trying to do of course): Develop your own Custom ROM that only includes only the apps and functions that you want. Root the device, and then remove system apps that you don't want. For an unrooted device, you can download one of the ...


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I was under the impression (before stumbling upon this solution) that the notification system was a part of the secured Android system, and would only be available for modification while rooted or modded. This little application, Notification Toggle, gives you the power of notification power widgets without root privileges! As far as graphical and design ...


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If you are rooted, install ROM Toolbox Pro. Go to its Interface section where you can find Icon Changer. Its what you are looking for. Using it, you can change Notification bar color as well as icons appear on it. While the app makes backup of relevant system files before change, you should always be prepared for disaster with Nandroid Backup.



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