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Settings | Accessibility | Power button ends call During a call, pressing Power ends call instead of turning off screen.


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If you go into Settings > Applications > Development there is a setting for Stay Wake which is described as "Screen will never sleep while charging". Give that a try :)


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Try No Lock. Probably will do what you want. Doesn't work on all phones.


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The HTC Mail and Messaging apps may have memory leak issues -- if this is the case, having a large DB of messages could cause a slowdown. I had some system slowdowns and freezes. After I started using the K9Mail/Gmail and Handcent SMS apps -- I had no more slowdowns or freezes. Since HTC apps cannot be uninstalled or turned off (unless you root), you can ...


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My first thought was the same as Al Everett's answer but if you, for some reason, don't have that setting, you can achieve it through Tasker. New Profile -> Event -> Hardware -> choose the button event you'd like -> Done + button on the left bottom corner to add a task Phone -> End Call -> Done And you are ready to go ;)


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Just to answer this question in case future users have it. I believe in HTC Sense when a call comes in and the screen lock is there it should say slide up to reject the call and down to answer.


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Rooting your phone, in and of itself, is not illegal (although, there have been some issues surrounding jailbreaking of iPhones...but that's a whole other discussion). Android as a platform is open source and installing a custom mod, or messing around with the internals of the operating system isn't a problem. Now, as you pointed out in your comment to ...


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I haven't looked exhaustively at the filesystem itself (didn't use adb shell or anything), but I'm fairly positive the warning is just a generic message that shows up whenever you clear data for an app or system service. I tried a couple of different apps and services and always saw the warning. After clearing my Media Storage data and unmounting/remounting ...


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I would try clearing the data for it. Do so via Settings -> Applications -> Manage applications and finding Voice Search (or the relevant app if you're using another) under the All tab.


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See my posts here on How to root your phone and You've rooted your phone. Now what? In short: you will void your warranty. IANAL, but legally, it's your phone and you can do what you want with it, but the manufacturer can try to patch the holes that are used to root in order to prevent future rooting. Other benefits: custom roms, overclocking, tethering, ...


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The G2 does indeed have 4GB of internal storage, but not all of it is visible to the operating system. The internal memory (/dev/block/mmcblk0) shows up as 2256 MB which place it solidly in the this-is-4GB-of-memory camp. There are several reasons for confusion on this point. Of the 2256MB of internal memory visible to the OS, 1.3GB is allocated to /data ...


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Sanity is another neat app for this. Alternatively, it is straight forward to configure a Tasker profile to 'say' an alert including the caller's name.


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See the white circle right above the battery contacts? It's in the picture. That is the phone's water damage indicator. How do I know? Because mine is bright red. Trust me, there'd be no doubt...


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I heart Radio and TuneIn Radio are apps that let you stream FM radio stations. You select the sort of station you like and listen to the music they play. I personally use them for listening to talk radio, but same difference.


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Depending which country you're in Last.fm and Spotify are good options for free, streaming music.


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Making a dual boot is possible, there's a nice app for that end available from Google Play Store. Boot Manager Pro (2,17€) and the Boot Manager Lite (free), both from Init 2 Winit Apps. Boot Manager is Android's first multi-boot application. It allows you to install boot ROMs from your sdcard and boot between then with just a reboot. The application ...


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The G2 is indeed supposed to have 4Gb but the Desire Z (which is G2's twin with Sense, for Europe) only gets 2Gb. It seems like a mix-up occured somehow between the 2 phones, because a lot of G2s only have 2Gb. I guess T-Mobile knows the issue and maybe you could get another phone.


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I'm guessing the Dialer froze. Try holding the Home button, going into Task Manager, and killing the dialier process. As Matt mentions in the comments, You can do the same thing from the home screen by pressing menu then going to settings > Applications > Manage Application then choose the "phone" or "dialer" app and click "stop"


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It seems you cannot achieve this on built-in Nook app. Fortunately, you are using two android devices since there are many solutions for reading on android devices. Install Moon + reader under the assistance of Dropbox on your android phone and Nook color. You can also keep the same reading progress in this method. guide


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Evernote will allow you to add pdfs to your notebooks. Evernote is available for the NC as well as for Android and iOS. Once the pdf is in a notebook, it'll sync via Evernote.


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I don't believe that functionality works yet. I have tried to sideload PDFs and plain .txt files and they don't register in "My Library" or under "My Files" and obviously they don't sync between my devices. I also can't find a web interface for loading non-nook files. I did a little searching around a couple months ago and I found a few unsubstantiated ...


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The best way I have found to do this is using an app called Any Cut. Any Cut allows you to launch just about anything, follow these steps for the two that you mentioned (Tethering settings and Mobile Networks) Install Any Cut Pick a Quick Key to set (tap the key if unset currently or Home->Menu->Settings->Quick keys->[select a key]) Under More, tap Any ...


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You could set each one of your contacts individual ringtones to be a sound file that is just someone saying their name. It would be pretty tedious, and it wouldn't work for numbers that aren't in your contacts, but at least it's something. See this thread on how to set custom .mp3 files as ringtones.


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I think they changed the name of the stock Clock app during one of the Android OS upgrades. In 2.1 I think it was called "Desk Clock". In 2.2 it's just called "Clock".


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In this thread on the T-Mobile forums there are a few people talking about water damage indicators. The OP mentions this: When I remove the back of the phone and the screen is face-down on a table, the triangle is just above the left side of the micro SD card door. It's visible even with the battery left in place. ...which another person confirms is ...


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How I remove consequences of water damage? Disassemble device. You need to disconnect every power supply such as batteries. Carefully look on every component. Wash plastic details with cleaning agent likes 'Fairy', 'Mr.Muscul' and so on in water. Dry them. Wash PCB in water as plastic details before. I use toothbrush. You need to take off any sign of ...


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If you have your own music collection, you can get a Google Music account, download the app if it isn't already on your phone, and listen to your own tunes all you like. If you're looking for an internet radio app, I'd recommend Slacker Radio, they have a lot of channels with pretty decent selection. Pandora is very good, but that only works if you live in ...


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I asked htc what it is about and they responded with: The DCS Utility services and components are the programs on your telephone that allow connection to the internet provided by your mobile carrier. It stands for Data Connection Service. A little vague. It also cannot be removed, they told me. And as the sense ui was constantly crashing I decided ...


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In the HTC Dream (G1) the UMTS radio (3G) is a separate board from the rest of the phone. While this is a Desire Z and I haven't had the opportunity to take one apart, it's probably very similar. The 3G/4G daughterboard (or if it's connected, antenna) could have failed, cracked, disconnected or sustained damage in some other way. Software won't fix it. You ...


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The HTC Hub suggestion put me in the right direction. I enabled the plugin when I was not using Picasa Web. Since Google+ I do, but the plugin said my google account was not linked to picasa web. Uninstalling and reinstalling did the trick.



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