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The people over at XDA-developers.com will tell you: you don't need a task killer! Why? Well you see RAM only uses up energy when you change what's in it, so actually the act of 'cleaning' up costs you more than keeping it in memory. The only apps I would recommend closing are those that require internet access and/or sync often. This includes various ...


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You can use the same app that I found for my problem to fix yours: Custom Locale Just install it and then select Russian as your predefined language and you're good to go mate.


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Yes, you will have to root and invalidate your warranty to remove these apps. Most of the time however you can "un-root" and no one will be the wiser.


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Negative. The HTC Desire HD does not have an NFC chip.


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This is pretty much just a matter of preference, to be honest. I don't think you'll really "lose" any functionality on a Desire by going to an AOSP based ROM, either 2.3 or otherwise. You should gain built-in USB and wifi tethering, though, since those are a standard part of Android 2.2+. The real deciding factor will just be if you prefer the Sense UI or ...


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droidVNC Server allows you to view your Android device's screen live on the computer through USB with ADB or over Wifi. You will also need a VNC client on your PC. You can see a video of this in action on the developer's website. This is for rooted devices only. It's my understanding that you need to have a rooted device to get this type of interaction ...


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You can't :o( You can install another home screen app from the market if you don't want to use the Sense home screen. If you want to avoid Sense altogether, you will need to root your phone and flash a non-Sense ROM.


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Unfortunately you can't change the number of screens and still use the HTC Sense UI. At least not in any of the versions I've seen. You can uninstall it or turn it off, but then you won't have free access to all of the HTC widgets, if you like those. If you really want the performance kick you'll get from less screens in total, and therefore using less ...


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You don't need to, by default Android will automatically terminate applications that haven't been used for a long time when another application needs the used memory. Android prolongs the life of applications, so that when you return to the applications, it will already be in the memory (this improves responsiveness); but applications whose life is ...


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Since the volume buttons are actually one button in a kind of rocker configuration, I don't think pressing both at once is supposed to do anything. I.e. if the button was built properly you wouldn't be able to press both at once, but it's not built properly and you can indeed press both sides at once, at which point the phone seems to go "Eh?". I get ...


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As far as I know, this is simply a bug in the HTC email application. You can try using a different client (K9 supports signed messages, I believe), but beyond that you'll have to take it up with HTC and hope that they decide to fix it at some point. Here's a related XDA thread where someone includes what he says is a response from HTC regarding the issue. ...


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To add, after a little thought I think the lack of a cache directory may have been my problem all along. I formatted this ext2 and this may have solved the problem. Therefore a damaged cache directory might have been the root cause of this problem. after formatting the cache and running /sbin/recovery it went straight into Clockwork (it was a big surprise) ...


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In general, the less widgets you use on your home screens, the better performance your phone is going to have (less processing for widgets). If you want to reduce the number of homescreens, then I suggest switching to another home launcher such as LauncherPro which will let you change how many homescreens you have. LauncherPro has some similar widgets to ...


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WeatherBug (free) seems to meet your criteria. Has nice widgets, multiple location support, and tons of weather stations. There is also a pay version (WeatherBug Elite) which removes ads and adds several additional features such as radar in motion and detailed hourly forecasts.


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I guess these issues are solved as I have never encountered such on my Desire HD.


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Try the Android Screencast app. See the XDA thread for more details.


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I have to disagree with eldarerathis. I've never used Sense, but the number of problems people have with it indicate to me that it is inferior on a reliability level. While vanilla Android is not perfect either, I would certainly trust it more.


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I found the solution for the problem, as I had the same issue. The problem for me was when I recieved calls from people that are linked to Twitter. When I removed the twitter-association from the contacts it worked fine.


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Ok, so I had a look at this thread and, as it suggests, I took the microSD out and put it back in again. Now it works as before. Smells like a bug to me?


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What ClockworkMod does is a so called Nandroid Backup. Basically, this contains an image for each of the file systems of the device (i.e. one image per file system) -- and thus it is a full backup/"image snapshot". The format of the snapshot might differ and depend on the device and ClockworkMod version being used; for my Motorola Milestone 2 most of the ...


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My answer focuses a bit more on the Sense vs No-Sense (see the bottom part for links about 2.3 vs 2.2). I currently have a Sense based ROM on my EVO and CyanogenMod on my old Hero. Now there are differences in the devices so that must be taken into account but here is what I have found. On my Hero, I had a Sense based ROM for a long time and liked it (I ...


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Android's language/locale/internationalization support is pretty bad at the moment. I'd recommend flashing a US or UK ROM on it, which will have the language built-in.


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Check out SMS Composer - it has non-threaded Inbox and sent message views which I believe is what you're looking for. Also, it's freeware.


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One way to do this would be to use something like SMS Backup+ which syncs your SMS and MMS messages to a particular tag in Gmail. You could then use normal gmail filtering to see your outgoing messages.


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The Facebook app doesn't have an option for it, so basically: You can't. Facebook also provides no way to easily export contact information, so you'd have to do it manually (or with some crazy script/app that scrapes the info from the website).


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You can use an alternative SMS app, e.g. Handcent. I think the spell checking feature is probably HTC specific (AFAIK, HTC has their own SMS app).


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You can do this the old-fashioned way if you want to do one-time sync only: Go to Contacts and export to SD card. This will create a handy vCard file that will reside in the root of your SD card. Most often this will be 00001.vcf or some such. From a desktop computer, go to Gmail contacts and choose Import from the menu above. From the desktop you can ...


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/system is almost always read-only by default. Just remount it as R/W: # mount -t ext3 -o rw,remount /dev/block/mmcblk0p25 /system There's also at least one app that will attempt to do this for you, but it may not work on all devices. Another option is to use adb root (if your ROM will allow it) to restart adbd as root, then simply issue adb remount. On ...


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Solution 1 You need to uninstall(only after force stop it & clear data and cache) Freedom app in your mobile phone if you have. There are some reports that Freedom App causes "No Connection" error. Solution 2 - Check your Gmail / Google account password. Have you recently changed it? If yes, then you will need to re-enter your password on your Android ...


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You could start by not overclocking the device. That's a common cause of system instability even in ROMs that are usually stable. If it's still unstable because of that, it could just be instability caused by (bugs in) the ROM you're using. Try flashing back to the the stock HTC ROM. If it's still unstable after flashing back to the stock ROM, it could be ...



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