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Perhaps a simple answer but if the author doesn't provide the sourcecode of the App und you know that it doesn't originate of a trusted source, you can't be sure that it's clean. If it's a high risk for you you probably should not use it.


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I have a T-Mobile G1 (the first Android phone) that's a few years old now and sensitivity on the touch screen is still intact. If you don't treat your phone well it is likely that over time you're going to damage it or the screen can get so dirty that sensitivity might decrease, but it is not an issue with the touch screen technology. Any phone that is ...


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Ok, I've found a way to deactivate Motoblur without rooting the phone! Reset the phone to factory Settings ⇒ Privacy or SD and Storage ⇒ Factory data reset When the phone reboot, cancel the configuration of Motoblur Take of the widget who remind you to configure it And it's done !


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This is a feature of CyanogenMod. Pressing and briefly holding one of the volume buttons when the screen is off will cause the music player to skip forward (volume up) or backward (volume down). The intention is that this allows you to skip tracks and whatnot without having to unlock the device. If you find it annoying then you can disable it completely in ...


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The steps you will have to take to restore to original state (Stock) if you are rooted Unroot using z4root (if you are rooted) you may not even have to do this with flashing the stock rom. Download the Stock ROM for the Defy http://and-developers.com/sbf:defy You will need RDSLite to flash, and AFAIK, you can only flash the UK version as 2.51 builds ...


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Provided you haven't rooted your phone or changed the kernel, a simple Factory Reset will do what you require. Tap Settings. Scroll down and tap Privacy. Tap Factory Data Reset. Tap Reset Phone.


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This means you do not have an ext3/4 partition on your sdcard. This really ins't a big deal, this is like a legacy part of the nandroid backup process. CM doesn't "officially" support the sd-ext partition any more anyhow.


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Background There are several applications that use the auto-sync feature from Android to regularly update their contents. In fact, according to the Google documentation, you can configure synchronization options for any of your apps. Auto-sync is used to allow applications to synchronize data on their own schedule. This can be disabled, and accessing each ...


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Thank you for your answers everyone. Unfortunately I was unable to boot into Clockworkmod Recovery. Fortunately I found the following solution: Downloaded and installed RSD Lite (on Windows 8 Professional x64) Downloaded and installed the Motorola USB Drivers Downloaded a SBF image from here: http://sbf.droid-developers.org/umts_jordan/list.php Started ...


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I had the same problem (Rom: 34.177.3.MB525.Retail.en.DE). The only rooting method that worked was Gingerbreak ( http://project89.com/root-defy-without-pc-gingerbreak-200/ )


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Simple solution. Press phone and select keypad. dial *#9900#. A new menu appears. press the second one down "Delete dumpstate/logcat" then just press home to exit.. Done, you'll have bags of extra device memory with no ill effects. Should free up to a gig of device memory, it did on mine.


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What filled my internal memory were 'tombstones', files located in /data/tombstones, and in total used about 800 MB. After some digging up, I found that these are crash dumps from applications, and are only useful for debugging, so they can be safely removed.


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You need root to do something like that, sorry to say. Rooting is probably less intrusive than screwing with system services, though. You could use Titanium Backup to "freeze" an app which will prevent if from running or being altered. If that causes problems, you can simply unfreeze. You could use Autostarts to control what events trigger what services. ...


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Capacitive touchscreens found in modern smartphones don't wear out, physically, because they're solid-state technology behind a piece of glass. Practically the only way to destroy them is to build up a goodly amount of static electricity and then touch the screen -- if you're deliberate about this, it might zap the circuitry, but it's not specific to ...


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No you cannot, that is done at build/compile of the source of the said Android version whatever that may be. When the source gets compiled via . build/envsetup.sh This is setting up the environment, and that reads in the potential devices via BoardConfig.mk within each device/product directory. Its when lunch gets executed, the menu shows like this $ ...


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It means that the recovery does not mount the internal memory by default, and you need to do so manually. On your PC download and install Android SDK tools which gets you the ADB utility. Reboot your phone in Recovery mode and connect it to your PC via USB cable. Install the drivers if prompted (use drivers that ship with SDK tools under the ...


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My Motorola Droid is as sensitive now as it was in October 2009. At least I don't notice any appreciable loss of sensitivity. This is my daily carry/drop/reflash/abuse phone, so if there were going to be some loss, it would happen by now. In my PalmPilot days, I could definitely tell a difference after about a year, but that was probably due more to the ...


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From Swype Help Swype supports text entry in a number of languages. To switch between languages: Tap the SYM key. Tap the key showing the abbreviation code for the currently active language (e.g. "EN" for English). A Language Choice window displays, showing available languages. Select the desired language by tapping it in the ...


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That's unfortunately not possible, Swype would need to provide a setting for this, which they don't. You might have more luck with third-party-messaging apps, but I doubt it, as this is a contextual feature that pops up whenever it makes sense for smileys to be inserted.


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Go to task manager icon from round lighted main icon at bottom center of phone. Once task manger is running , click on auto end list and remove your connect music app or any other app that plays music. Thats it. Also notice before you do the operatino above that musics would stops playing after about 2 minutes. Because that is the default setting for the ...


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It's generally below 5 minutes, anything over 10 minutes is probably considered a wrong flash. Read the instructions given by the developer and than try again. If It still doesn't work as for help in the roms thread ask they will be better suited to help with specific questions about your rom than us.


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I can't speak specifically to the Defy, but if you've got the stock Android Contacts app and you're syncing to Google, you can tell the phone which groups to display. From the Contacts app Menu | Display options | {account}. Then check the groups you want to see, and the uncheck the ones you don't. "My Contacts" is going to be pretty much everything under ...


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I'm not sure how this works on Morotola Defy (Moto is known to replace the stock apps with their own versions), but in standard Android installation (2.1 and above) you can pick which groups are displayed in the Dialer/Contacts apps. Launch the Contacts app, then go to Menu -> Display Options. Under the "Choose contacts to display" section, expand your ...


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i'm late to the party but in case anyone googles this and finds it - my own experience of this is solved if you perform the rooting without an SD card in the phone that way windows doesn't mount the phone and get in the way


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Download Faster Fix. Simple enough, right!? =D This helped me a lot on my HTC Sensation after flashing a different European ROM. I think it also helps if you set the Language to your region, even if English is English. It seems to me like I don't even need this app when I set the Language to US English instead of UK English; that could just be superstition, ...


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There's a SIM Lock and Network lock - both distinctively different! SIM Lock is to prevent phone from starting up unless a user's PIN is entered. Network Lock is what it is, tied to the carrier and requires the unlock code which can be bought for a fee. By the sound of it, a confusion arose, when it asked for the SIM's PIN code that requires to be ...


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SMS messages (aka "text messages") don't go over Wi-Fi, so it's not possible to track them that way. If you don't think you can install anything on the phone, the only way is through the carrier, and since intercepting other people's communications is against the law in most places, they're not likely to help you do that.


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I had the exact same setup and problems described by @"Somebody still uses you MS-DOS". I'm using a mac 10.6 and trying to root Motorola Defy following the Cyanogen's wiki and using rageagainstthecage to root. The wiki suggests using "psneuter" to gain root. Instruction below come from the RootzWiki. Download latest version of psneuter, and extract. Then ...


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I have Jelly Bean 4.2.2 on a HTC One S and Swype 1.4 installed. I was ready to go on a shooting spree when I thought I couldn't hit a return button to start a new line! I opened a SMS thread, tapped Menu > Settings and scrolled all the way down. There is an option at the bottom called Soft keyboard type. Open that and you get -- <> Smiley key <> ...



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