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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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That is a boot loop. You will have to re-install your CyanogenMod again. You have to hold volume down and power for about 5 seconds to enter clockwork. You have to keep trying, I sometimes have the same problem. Just try and may by you will get in recovery, so you can reinstall the rom again. Also when you are in recovery make a full wipe of your phone to. ...


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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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Don't forget that having wifi on is a major assist to Android figuring out where it is, even when it doesn't actually connect to an access point, although this may not be so helpful if you're not near any wifi access points. Also, consider for your next phone one that has a barometer (such as the Galaxy Nexus), as the barometer helps significantly with GPS ...


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Luckily rooting the Motorola Defy is pretty simple and doesn't require any extraneous measures. Please see this link for a tutorial on how to root and install a custom recovery (ie. clockworkmod) on your Motorola Defy. As far as installing an ICS ROM, after doing some research it appears there is not a fully functional ROM available yet. However, if you are ...


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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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As GAThrawn already indicated, the answer to your question is covered by How to backup an Android device?. As far as the kernel is concerned, two of the answers apply: using adb pull to do a file system copy as described in this answer create a Nandroid Backup from within your custom recovery as detailled in this answer Both variants require your device ...


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There is this tool called RSD Lite, which is (AFAIK) an internal tool from motorola to flash their phones. You should be able to find it around the googles. And here you should be able to pick up a stock firmware for the Defy. This method worked for my Moto Cliq XT, but don't let this be a guarantee for your Defy!


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So it turns out that there is no other way than to do it manually, and it is not difficult at all :) Get MyPhoneExplorer (I am sure you can do it using the Phone Portal too, but MyPhoneExplorer is just SO convenient :) Go to the Contact tab, right click on any contact, click on Export/Import, Export all contacts, and select the csv format Check that the ...


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Not sure which ROM you're looking for - but have you checked out the available ROMs on XDA Developers? Also suggest you check out this guide at Modaco for how to flash/unbrick your phone.


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My Motorola Droid 2 (VZW) has a similar problem. My contacts menu has a "Display group" option. This shows several options: Create a new group All contacts Favorites User created groups Facebook contacts Google contacts Phone contacts As you can see there is no way to specify Google contacts that aren't "other contacts" except to create my own groups. ...



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