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You can ruin the processor, your data, and possibly your skin (ouch!). According to "Risks of overclocking your CPU" [aimed at desktop PCs], the risks include: Success: The processor may overclock perfectly, and run stably for many years to come. There are thousands of people who have done this, and I am certainly not going to deny it. This is the best ...


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I think you answered your own question ;) Navigation uses a lot of power: it needs constant use of GPS along with reading the map and processing text to speech. Throw in another power-intensive activity like bluetooth or the phone's speaker (or calling, or data, etc), and it's very conceivable that it would drain power faster than it can pull it from a ...


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You'll be in the clear for the most part. I factory reset my Moto DROID v1 a few months back, and while it is a little scary to do a total wipe like that, you really have very little to lose. Like you say, you'll be able to redownload any app that you have previously purchased, and your contacts / e-mail should sync back up just fine. It is a little ...


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Your phone is almost certainly not permanently bricked. Chances are you can boot into recovery to flash a new ROM. Worst case, you'll have to flash the phone back to stock with RSD Lite. That said, there's really no way to unroot the phone or flash a stock ROM without having to re-install your apps. You can try flashing a stock ROM without wiping data ...


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If you are simply trying to turn the screen off, like the normal single press of the power button on the Droid does refer to this question: Is there an App or Widget that can replace my Screen On and Off Button on my Moto Droid? If you are trying to power down the phone you'll need to have a rooted Droid then you can install an app that give you a boot menu ...


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As long as your phone is rooted, you can use the excellent Button Remapper app by appelflap as a convenient workaround. What the app will let you do is remap the camera button to work as the power button. After installing the app, find the entry for "(Camera)" and set its Action to "Power" and its State to "WAKE_DROPPED". (WAKE tells the key to register ...


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Re: 1,2,3 Removing SIM card is the safest option, but you could try enabling modified airplane mode in the system settings : http://developer.android.com/reference/android/provider/Settings.System.html in adb shell you could try : su sqlite3 data/data/com.android.providers.settings/databases/settings.db insert into system (name,value) ...


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Apparently I was closing out of the install app too early. When you install Swype (the actual app, not the installer), and press done, you must WAIT about 2 to 4 seconds for a dialog box to appear to "Enable Swype". DO NOT PRESS BACK (and then try to enable Swype via the keyboards in Settings) because it will not work! Swype has to show this dialog box in ...


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It's possible that you're long-pressing the icon and then sliding it over to the other screen. This is also how you could put it back where you want it without deleting and re-adding the icon/widget. Several times I've inadvertantly rested a finger on the keyboard long enough to bring up the menu.


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Do you have "{} Developer options" under Settings menu? If yes, go to Settings->Developer Options and uncheck the boxes under "Input", "Drawing" "Monitoring" sections. I presume these should be not available with standard ROMs (i.e. produced by carrier/that come with phone). In that sense, I am bit surprised on why you have it, unless you have CM's or ...


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Your contact -Gmail are already saved in GMail isn't it ? And Photo, playlists are on the SD card, so just keep it / change it / backup it with a card reader For app settings, some of them are on sd card, and if you use app2sd, all your apps are on the sd card For your SMS, you can use SMS Backup + to back it up on GMail: If you have a rooted phone, ...


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You may need to recalibrate the device for the new battery, especially if you got a 3rd-party replacement: Allow the phone to drain completely to the point where the device no longer powers on Plug the device in and allow it to charge completely. Do not use your device during this time. After the device charges completely, keep the device connected to the ...


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After you install an app that takes over the Dock intent it will ask which one you wish to use as default. The one I use is called Gentle Alarm which has a nice Dock display and some additional alarm features. It is however a paid app. I know there are several free apps out there as well.


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A bit of a hack. Thanks to an answer in the gis.stackexchange.com, I was able to contact the owner of a web mashup (driven by a google spreadsheet) who created an KML export link. ...


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I had often done factory reset (sometimes unwillingly, because the beta ROM that I were using came crashing all the way through), I'd say the longer you have a working phone, the harder it is when you wiped them out. You might not have noticed all the little tweaks you've done here and there in many apps that you will suddenly realize when you do a factory ...


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Why don't you simply remove the SIM module from that phone? Android can work well without SIM. The only thing that you miss is the ability to protect the market (or any other apps) with a password. One of the following apps could help you achieve the desired result: Protector Smart App Protector


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Removing smdl2tmp1.asec is the solution, but because "su" will lead to "permission denied" if you don't have a rooted phone, and because the /mnt/secure/ appears to be empty, removing the file can be hard. Alternatively you can do the following: connect the phone to a computer with USB mount the SD card as a disk drive remove ...


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There does not appear to be a way, no. (Some information in this forum thread: http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-audio-video/40610-zune-not-droid-friendly.html) Apparently, DRM'd wma files require a Zune device. Since Droid ≠ Zune, it's not going to work. Unless and until Microsoft decides they want to build a Zune App (à la the way Amazon has a Kindle ...


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It's been reported as a known issue on code.google.com. There's a long list of 79 comments which seem to indicate that rooting and adding a program called "Autostarts" fixes the problem. This is obviously not something everyone is going to want to do... be careful if you go that route.


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Theoretically, of course, you could modify your hardware. But this is not remotely feasible for 99% of us. One thing you can do -- if you root -- is to install various apps that will allow you to move more to the SD card. You could also try a custom ROM that is smaller than the stock ROM. If rooted you will also be able to uninstall crapware system apps ...


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There's nothing to be afraid of. i go through this, probably once every other month or so. The commenters are correct, a Factory Reset only erases the data on your device. It clears out all the memory and space back to what it had when it came out of the factory. For example, if your phone is rooted, a factory reset will not change that. Simply deleting ...


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Swype has just released a second beta, but I believe this is only for those who were on the beta before. Nevertheless, you can try it here: http://beta.swype.com/ To install Swype, you install the "Swype installer" which will authenticate you as a valid user and then download and install the actual Swype APK. They are keeping tight control over the actual ...


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This website has a very good answer: http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-hacks/13466-how-back-stock-no-su-no-busybox-etc.html Seems to cover all your bases. Essentially involves: flashing the stock recovery and boot images to replace custom ones then either manually removing all the "root" bits, or (option B in the post) flashing the official ...



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