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The WL1271 WiFi chip in the Droid 2 does not support 5.0 GHz networks, so there's sadly no possibility of a workaround. Its "better cousin", the WL1273 chip, does support 5 GHz networks; unfortunately, Motorola went the cheap route. You can get more info on these chips at the Texas Instruments website.


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Ok, here is how I solved the problem: I followed the first part of the directions here: http://oldwiki.cyanogenmod.org/wiki/Motorola_Droid_2_Global:_Full_Update_Guide to wipe the flash and install older version of the Motorola software. (specifically, section 2.1.1) Then I upgraded to the version that I was running before the update started attempting to ...


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Since you're rooted, you might be able to bypass activation permanently by killing the Phone dialer app. This involves removing (or renaming) Phone.apk. I can at least confirm that this works on a Droid 1. Definitely make sure you have a backup made prior to editing your system this way. You can rename Phone.apk with an app like Root Explorer, or with the ...


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There's a very useful way to bypass the activation on this model of phone. When you're presented with the activation screen (the little Android), press the following corners of the screen in this order: Top Left Top Right Bottom Right Bottom Left You now have the option to completely bypass activation.


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As pointed out in my comment on the question itself, you might try a lock screen replacement from Google Play that might let you customize where to place the "unlocker". Just picking some examples by their screenshots: LockMenu / Zipper Lock screen / WidgetLocker (click images for larger variants) As you can see, there are multiple solutions available ...


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Press and hold (long press) on the widget, then drag it to the remove/trash icon that will appear.


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from Droid Forums To bypass activation: Reboot the phone, when the green android shows Tap top left Tap top right Tap bottom right Tap bottom left Must be done every time you power on the phone


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The Droid2 has a protected bootloader, meaning custom ROMs can't be loaded unless it is cracked. (It hasn't been cracked yet). That said, you can root the phone and you might be able to replace the Contacts app with another one. The problem is that the Contacts.apk file is more than just Contacts -- it's also the Dialer. Kind of an important file. ...


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If it happens when the phone is off it's gotta be a bad hardware connection. I'm guessing on of the leads just barely makes contact or something. You may want to get a replacement.


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From the Android 2.2 Froyo Users Manual, specifically on pages 329 and 330, is mentioned the following settings about auto correction features: To access: Press "Home" > Press "Menu" > Touch Settings. Android Keyboard settings screen The Android Keyboard settings apply to the onscreen keyboard that is included with your phone. The correction and ...


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sounds like your phone is using a different google account to attempt to log in to chrome-to-phone. try signing out from the chrome extension, and "Disconnect" the phone from the android app and re-sign in to both.


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To the first part of your question; how can I get more information about what apps are killed when & why? The Android SDK has a quick summation on the Android Memory http://developer.android.com/guide/topics/fundamentals.html By default, every application runs in its own Linux process. Android starts the process when any of the application's ...


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I am pretty sure that isnt an option in the default design of android. I have never personally seen an app for such things because most people desire the programs to shut down to keep the speed of the phone up. It is the android system that is shutting unused programs down. The creator of the app would have to design a service to keep it running in the ...


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I was able to solve this, but it's not pretty. Following the advice in this thread, I applied a hack to the radio that gets Wireless Tether working. Edit: I can confirm this exact procedure will also work on a Droid X. Download and install RadioComm. It worked fine on Windows 7 x64. Open Radiocom. This was the first time I opened the app, and a ...


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I have the same model and the digitizer is also 2/3 dead. If hold vertically, the left third from top to bottom works plus the rightmost vertical pixel line. I was able to unlock it using a two finger gesture: Swipe the slider as far as possible to the right and hold it, then touch the right edge of the screen with a 2nd finger, then release the 1st ...


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Suggestion: Use Tasker to disable screen timeout for your app. This may prevent it from going to the background.


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Here is how I solved the problem. It turns out that the BlurUpdater files are specific to the version you are running, and I didn't have the correct version. It was a bit of work to locate the correct version. First, I downloaded the SBF file for 4.5.608. I then used the sbf_flash utility using the -x option to extract the images in the SBF. I then used ...


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By installing a different version of Cyanogenmod. Android is not like Windows, where you have to install each driver separately: all the drivers come integrated in the ROM. Sometimes, with third-party ROMs like Cyanogenmod, they don't quite manage to integrate the drivers properly (because only the manufacturer has all the required information), so you get ...


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Ok, when in bootloader - the binary app on Windows/Linux etc, fastboot should detect it fastboot devices, but in recovery, presumably that is a stock recovery for said devices, i.e. not CWM, TWRP etc. So no adb running in the stock recovery, which is further implying, that boot loader is locked! Had it being unlocked, it would make things easier! However, ...


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The Droid 2 doesn't have fastboot mode; Its bootloader is locked. Fastboot mode is really just the bootloader mode in other phones, like Nexus phones. Out of curiosity, where exactly did you hear that the D2 had a fastboot mode, and why do you want to access it?


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We have here two situations colliding. For Wireless-Tether to have worked in the first place, it means that you were rooted. It is typical behavior of OTA updates to remove root access. You must re-root your device in order to ensure that Wireless-Tether will work properly again. The root access portion of Wireless-Tether is what helps it work its magic ...


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How to get more information what apps are killed and why? You can connect your phone to adb; and then turn on logcat ; saving output to file. In log file you will have ton's of info; by searching for you app name; you can find out when it gets killed. What can you do to prevent it from getting stopped by android system? I don't know; hopefully rAndy answer ...


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This saves significant power on my D2G; not normally, but when I go to these areas of SW Wisconsin where there's all these valleys with no phone service at all, the thing just sucks power switching between CDMA and GSM modes looking for service. It waits at least 30 seconds before starting a GSM search though, so if you don't lose CDMA at all (or just in ...


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Since Verizon is CDMA-only in the USA, as long as your CDMA reception is strong there will be no reason for the phone to search for GSM. If you find yourself in a very low/no-signal area, however, the phone may hop over to GSM to search, even though it cannot connect to any domestic GSM network. There's no real downside to switching this setting to CDMA ...


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From what I understand, Contacts is actually fairly decoupled from Facebook because Google doesn't like their API and Facebook doesn't want to let their users export data. I believe this means that if you remove your Facebook account from the phone, those photos will disappear from the contacts. Then you can re-add the account to get them back. ...


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It sounds to me like a syncing problem of some kind. I have on occasion read examples of people having different sync problems with the Droid 2. If all your sync settings are set correctly as I outlined in the comments above and you are still having problems you can try the following. Some of them involve setting up and using another Google account. Im ...


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So far, my only work-around is to recognize a new Facebook contact, navigate away from it, manually create a new completely empty contact by the same name, link the two, then begin duplicating the data. This is cumbersome and should not be necessary.


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The Droid2 has a protected bootloader, meaning custom ROMs can't be loaded unless it is cracked. (It hasn't been cracked yet). This is only partially true. The Droid 2 does have a locked bootloader but that does not stop you from loading a custom ROM. Look here for several custom ROMs available for the Droid 2. The Fission ROM is vanilla Android and ...


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I ended up figuring it out, but it took a lot of research and time. Here's what I did, probably not exactly like this since it took me a few tries to get right: Root your phone. Download the Koush Bootstrapper/loader and install it onto your phone, via their site or the Android Market. Go to Team DeFuse's website to download the Fission 2.2 ZIP file. Put ...



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