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Usually apps require internet access for ads, analytical data, or for sending bug reports/stack traces back to the developer. Other reasons might include using Google's licensing servers to validate legitimate copies of apps with Android market purchases (Google's licensing servers use the CHECK_LICENSE permission). Similarly, some developers produce their ...


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Using only your Android: Kaspersky's Parental Control software does exactly as the title says. Mind you, it's still in beta, but I did install it and tried it out, and it seems to do it's job of blocking websites as well as applications. By the way, Kaspersky's not the only app out on the store that you can use, but I chose it due to its reputation. It's ...


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WIFI PPPOE by cnDDU is an app that allows you to make a PPPoE connection from your phone over a wireless connection: ...main purpose is for user to make PPPOE connection via WIFI, e.g. dialing through ADSL Modem with user name and password provided by some internet ISPs. This app makes the Android devices be able to connect to Internet directly via ...


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Poor connection may mean that: there is either a weak signal from your wifi partner device. there is much noise from other systems using the same frequency. Both mean that many data-packets are lost and have to be retransmitted so your overall throughput goes down. You can compare this with: somebody is speaking not loud enough many people are ...


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Yes all this is possible but you'll have to root the tablet and whether or not that is possible will depend on the tablet. Here's the answer to each request: Yes, you have to edit the hosts file for which you'll have to root the device. Yes, any browser (I recommend Dolphin HD) will let you set the home page, so just set this to the page you want it to ...


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The following works for a while, but only for the browser. When you plug in your phone via usb and choose Internet pass-through, you should get a new RNDIS device (usb0 or usb1). For ubuntu, edit /etc/network/interfaces and add the following lines: iface usb0 inet dhcp iface usb1 inet dhcp This will assign an IP automatically when the device is added. If ...


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This problem has been plaguing me ever since I upgraded my Sony Ericcson Experia Pro ("iyokan") from Cyanogenmod 7.2 (Android 2.3.7) to 9.0 (Android 4.0.3) -- until today when I did some more detailed investigation. It's pretty clearly a defect related to the DHCP client. When it manifests, the device fails to obtain an IP address from any access point, ...


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Depends entirely on how many contacts you have, how often they change, how often you set it to sync, etc. Paying for data as you go is generally a bad idea with an Android phone, they use a lot. You should be able to shut off 3G though (probably dependent on the phone) and just use WiFi. Although, it might be more difficult to prevent it from using 2G ...


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Seeing that you have 2.2, the easiest solution would be to go to Settings -> Wireless & networks -> Tethering & portable hotspots. There you have an option to enable usb tethering (exactly what you asked for) or, even better try out Portable Wi-fi hotspot. That way you will be able to connect to the internet without connecting the phone via usb, and ...


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While @k3b is right in what a poor Internet connection means that's not what's causing the error message to appear. If you actually have connection issues you don't get an error message (pretty counter-intuitive) It appears that since upgrading to ics people have a problem with this. Theoretically there should be a setting to switch this off under: ...


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Firefox Mobile supports HTTP proxies, so whilst it's a different rendering engine you should at least be able to get a feel for how your UI performs on a small touchscreen. Here's how to get to the secret config section - http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/questions/758279 The default browser includes proxy support in Gingerbread (although that doesn't help ...


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On a typical Linux system the cache is cleared by running /etc/init.d/nscd restart, but at least my ROM doesn't use nscd to cache DNS. You can check if yours does, but I doubt it. I've seen suggestions that clearing the brower cache would clear DNS cache too, but one sure way is to do a hard reboot (shutdown, remove battery for 30s, reattach battery and ...


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Addresses are cached for 600 seconds (10 minutes) by default. Failed lookups are cached for 10 seconds. From everything I've seen, there's nothing built in to flush the cache. This is apparently a reported bug in Android because of the way it stores DNS cache. Clearing the browser cache doesn't touch the DNS, the "hard reset" clears it because it simply ...


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Well, if you had your 3G off, then they can't access that, I suggest if you didn't override it, use APNdroid from the market to do so and it also features a good widget. Anyways, applications can't override your WiFi settings, if it's off, then they can't turn it on, but if you left your 3G on without any overriding application, like APNdroid, then they ...


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There's currently no way to set a system-wide policy for this. Some apps do support doing things on WiFi only, however. Here's some info on the apps you mentioned: You can go into the browser settings and uncheck Load Images. GMail does not load images unless you view a message and click a button to display them. I believe the Touiteur Twitter client ...


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The only way to do this in Android is to do a hard reboot. The necessary command-line tools are not normally available, however in my tests a hard reboot has always done the trick for me (Galaxy Nexus, and HTC Desire, various ROMs). This is a pain, but it is quicker than the 10min cache timeout.


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A made this small bash to automate all. Just plug your phone in charging mode to your computer and run this bash. #!/bin/bash /opt/android-sdk-update-manager/platform-tools/adb shell 'echo 6 > /sys/devices/platform/msm_hsusb/usb_function_switch' sleep 1 /opt/android-sdk-update-manager/platform-tools/adb shell ifconfig usb0 192.168.99.5 netmask ...


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XDA developer capslock66 has developed a reverse tethering tool which is the simplest yet (and hopefully in future too). Only requirement is a rooted phone. You can download it from here- Android reverse tethering via usb It comes as a zip file with all the adb files and dependencies. Once you open the application, it will do all the settings on your phone ...


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Settings -> Wireless & Network -> Wi-fi settings. Press the [Menu/Options] button, and select Advanced Now choose in the Wi-fi sleep policy : Never Keep in mind that your battery is going to drain faster (because the wifi will never be turned off unless you manually do it), and is easy to forget that you changed the sleep policy.


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You didn't specify whether you're using Opera Mini or Opera Mobile, Opera Mini uses compression proxy server to optimize the page for your device; and this almost invariably breaks in-browser wifi authentication page since the browser will try to connect to its proxy which it can't do because the gateway blocks access to the proxy until you authenticate. ...


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If you have an (W)LAN network connected to an ADSL modem at your home, a mobile access point is like that ADSL modem; a mobile access point (AP) translates between the protocol of the mobile network to the protocol of the wider Internet. Imagine the mobile network as a LAN, and access points are the nodes in the LAN that have direct access to the Internet, ...


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There is no such setting on Android phones, but you can use the Emulator for this. Install the Android SDK from developer.android.com and launch it. On the DDMS view undet the Emulator control tab, you'll find the following options: After you have created an emulator and ran it, you can set these values according to your preferences and test how different ...


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The only way to accomplish this is to use an online SMS gateway, which means you send the message to the service provider via the internet, and they forward it to the recipient over SMS. There are several service providers for this, but mostly they require a subscription, i.e. they're not free. Just google for "sms gateway" to find them. Some service ...


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It sure is possible if the app you want to send through the tunnel allows you to specify the host and port to connect to. e.g. if you use a remote desktop client you could use connectbot to ssh into your home server, set up a tunnel on the appropriate port, and then use the rdp client to connect to localhost in order to use that tunnel. Cyanogenmod does ...


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PhoneUsage keeps track of how much data you use each day, and gives a nice display of which apps used how much data. Here is an example of what mine looked like this month: NOTE: it only starts tracking after installation.


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You can definitely connect to WPA protected wireless and your phone will connect automatically when you're within range of a known wireless network. You can use APNdroid to cut off your 3G altogether. Take a look at: How can I prevent my Google G-1 from using any kind of internet? If you've got wireless at home and you're there every night, your phone ...


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It sounds as though you are just asking for a tethering solution (whereby you share your data connection on your phone with your pc). A stalwart in tethering is the app PDAnet. The free version (which doesn't allow secure connections, but allows most browsing and even WoW connection) can be downloaded from the market and installed on your phone. From there ...


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Try the free OS Monitor by eolwral. You can see every physical or logical network interface with associated ipv4/6 and mac addresses as well as total Rx ad Tx. Also has open connections and more, pretty awesome app for free if you ask me.


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I've seen some lame WiFi gateways (especially at hotels) that only intercept correctly for top-level URLs like "http://www.somesite.com", but more specific URLs like "http://www.somesite.com/this/that/another" don't work because they get redirected to "http://192.168.0.1/this/that/another" which doesn't work on the lame gateway. So, try browsing to ...



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