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What I've done in the past (and appears to have worked here, too): Go to Settings->Applications->Manage Applications Clear the data/cache for the Media Storage app (it's a system service/app) Unmount and remount your SD card via some means. Re-launching a music app after doing this will force it to rebuild the database, which can take a little bit ...


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Get this Air Push Detector app to find out what is creating those notifications. Then uninstall the app(s) that are creating them.


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If you are in the US, I would highly recommend getting a Google Voice number. Anytime a form asks for your phone number, give it your Google Voice number instead of your real phone number. This way you can screen calls or block calls inside of Google Voice, along with other benefits such as transcribing your voicemails and unlimited texting.


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I don't use an app. What I do is have a "Spammer" record in my Contacts. Whenever I receive a telemarketing call, I add that phone number to the Spammer contact. I give out my Google Voice number exclusively. Within GV I have that contact blocked, so any calls from one of those numbers receives the "ding-ding-ding This number is not in service" message. ...


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Prior to Android 4.0 (aka Ice Cream Sandwich) It's called "Droid", and comes in Serif (Regular, Bold, Italic, Bold Italic), Sans (Regular, Bold), and Sans Mono variants. A new font family "Roboto" was released with 4.0. Wikipedia article on Droid (font) Google+ post on Roboto


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The third table in this page mentions "Vibrate": https://motorola-global-portal.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/48504/~/droid-x---phone-status-%26-notifications Even though the first table clearly depicts a different icon for the vibration mode, although with the same zigzag pattern. The pattern is also the same as the icon I have for vibration mode ...


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Try Settings->Call Settings->Voicemail. On my Fascinate this pops up with a dialog box where I can enter a new voicemail number immediately. On my EVO (CyanogenMod) I have to go into Settings->Call Settings->Voicemail Settings->Voicemail Number to get the same box, so it's very similar but does take an extra step.


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No, The DroidX can not run custom kernels. "It is still impossible to flash custom kernels on the Droid X, but the ROM developer community has matured to a point where they’re able to make great things happen on this phone without having to rely on changes to the kernel."


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AFAIK, you can't. But, you can customise when to kill background apps (not selective app) by tweaking MinFree values set by Android (root is required for tweaking). If you have problems dealing with it, there are many apps in Play Store for that. My fav is AutoKiller Memory Optimizer. And, when foreground app and/or kernel runs out of memory, killing ...


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This depends on the features that come with your Droid X, as they may be slightly different than other brands of Android phones. On my phone (Cyanogenmod 7.1 Gingerbread) there is a setting under Menu -> Settings -> Call Settings -> Blacklist, and another forum user says in Android 2.1 there is an option under Menu -> settings -> call ...


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If you have a launcher like LauncherPro or ADW Launcher, you can just hit the menu button in any homescreen and click NOTIFICATIONS. That however doesn't help if you're in another app and want to bring down the Notification area, unfortunately. In LP, you can also configure a swipe action to pull down the Notification area. There's also HelloStatusBar ...


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What you're referring to are called HTC Scenes (Hero Scenes link). Off the top of my head I don't know of anything like that and only HTC devices have the HTC Scenes. I just did a quick search of the market and didn't come up with anything so my initial guess is: No, there is nothing like that currently. You would either need a Sense-based custom ROM (not ...


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Specifically for moving your AOL contacts to your Google account, this page explains how to do that for a number of different E-mail providers. Unfortunately this is their answer for AOL: AOL: AOL doesn't have the functionality to export your address book, so you'll have to create a custom CSV file if you use this service. So it looks like ...


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I would recommend two apps. Call Blocker, which works really fine and blocks calls as well as inconvenient text messages, and Tasker -- a very powerful tool that does a lot of things besides blocking undesired calls.


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Root Call Blocker seems to fit the bill perfectly. As the name implies though, it requires the handset to be rooted. I use it personally and so far it's been doing its job well. There are plenty of alternatives on the Market for you to try.


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There are a lot of potential variables here, but a hardware failure is certainly one possibility. After over a year of use, my Nexus One's GPS became terribly slow to lock until I had moved a bit (like you said, maybe 100 yards) or was outside in a relatively clear area. I assumed this was because the GPS chip had, over time, started to develop problems and ...


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EDITED Found the official source where can be read that the Motorola Droid X build was renamed to shadow: Also worthy of note: the new release files have a slightly modified naming-scheme, including the codename instead of the commercial/common name in the filename. So the following is a handy “translation chart” to make sure you don’t mis-identify your ...


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I have the exact same problem. I have confirmed that my phone is powering off (I get the "powering off" message and then the screen goes blank). But some time in the night, my phone turns on by itself. At first I thought that I was accidentally just setting it into the new (with Gingerbread) sleep mode. But I'm careful and I'm definitely pressing "power ...


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Missed Call will do repeat vibration patterns/notifications for SMS (per contact), missed/incoming phone calls (per contact), Battery, Calendar events, device storage, etc. Unfortunately this doesn't do voicemails, but if a missed call is good enough for you, then give it a shot. You can also set it up to do different patterns/notifications per contact ...


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Each slot refers to a specific clock speed that your phone's kernel allows (in your case, 400mhz to 1.1 ghz). Therefore, these clock speeds can vary between different kernels (different values or even more slots). In the case of the Droid X or Droid 2, you are stuck with the stock kernel due to the locked bootloader. I'm more familiar with using SetCPU. ...


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It's a built-in app and can't be uninstalled. To restore the icon to the home screen, find the icon in the application list and long-press, then drop it where you want it. Alternately, long-press the home screen where you want the icon to be, choose "Shortcuts", then "Applications", then the "Market" icon. Update: Okay, it appears that you're not the only ...


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Texter is a Google Chrome extension/Android app that will let you compose, send, and receive text messages in Google Chrome by connecting to your phone. So it just forwards received messages from your phone to Chrome, and sent messages from Chrome to your phone.


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One baseline for measuring phone performance is the Quadrant Score. Here is the quadrant score for Droid X with FroYo and Gingerbread. This site shows various quadrant scores for the Droid X with CM7, as well as unofficial versions of Gingerbread and FroYo. There are some debates about the usefulness of the Quadrant Score - hopefully since these are ...


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You cannot execute either binary or shell script that resides on the external sdcard due to the execute permission bit being blocked. Either move the script temporarily to a location other than sdcard (if you're not rooted - you're in a bit of a spot there...) After reading the posting on xda, it would appear that something is amiss, notify the developer ...


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I have a Pogo Stylus which was originally meant for the iphone although I see they have an Android version now. It works ok, but I feel like I have to push down harder than I want to to get it to work. It is accurate, more so than my finger, however if I don't maintain enough pressure when drawing a line for example, there will be gaps in the line. I have ...


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I have a T-Mobile G1 running 1.6-donut. I rooted it this weekend from my Ubuntu laptop. Here's what I did: install terminal emulator from the marketplace (I didn't end up using it, but it is good to have) installed the Android SDK on my laptop (actually, I installed it six months ago, but that's not the point, is it?) Downloaded Universal Androot from this ...


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I did some research and was not able to find any way to do this on a stock device. However here is a link for you root users that allows you to remove the stock emoticons and replace them with standard ones, I'm sure it will let you do other emoticons as well.


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Any 4-pin 3.5 mm stereo jack should work fine for straight sound but headsets with controls are a little more difficult. Many are proprietary. If it claims to be universal it may work but if it's designed for Apple or Nokia it probably wont. Basically, on a 4-pin jack it all depends on which ring the headset maps to which control. I couldn't find a ...


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This is going to be application dependent. For example, Dolphin Browser HD has an option in the Settings menu to specify what directory you download files to, and you can change that to the internal memory instead of the microSD card. I don't believe you can change this option in the stock Android browser.



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