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I find moving the cursor to a particular place in some text far more accurate using the trackball than trying to select it by prodding the touchscreen. I would say that there might not be a specific use case which can't be accomplished using only the touchscreen but that there are certainly tasks for which using the trackball is easier. It's all probably ...


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I don't know about the N1 in particular, but as far as I know, most (if not all) phones charge via USB so long as the USB port provides enough power. My Motorola Droid and G1 charge via USB. My Nook Color and Motorola Xoom (tablets) do not charge via USB. However, do note that it is faster to charge with the phone plugged in to a power source instead of a ...


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Generally, phone manufacturers will not allow you to downgrade for various reasons. The stock recovery does indeed validate the update image, so that it's of a greater (or same) version than the installed system. With the Nexus One being a developer phone, you can unlock the bootloader and replace the recovery image with the one that doesn't perform this ...


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I'm going to say no. From the article you linked, EGNOS is primarily designed for airborne use and has limited ground applications. EGNOS looks to be designed more for commercial applications (e.g. embedded navigation systems in vehicles, airline, etc.), not so much consumer devices Nexus One's GPS is provided from the QualCom QSD8250 "SnapDragon" chip ...


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Beside moving the cursor in a textbox it's also nice as blinking orb of information. For mine if it's blinking blue I have a tweet waiting and if it's purple that's a google voice message, etc. And it blinks red and then blue and then green I have three things waiting. Armed with that kind of information I can make a decision about if it worth getting the ...


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You can get a remote shell with it, without the screen working. You will have to install the android SDK on your PC. Another thing you can do is use Android ScreenCast to view the screen remotely. It doesn't have the best frame rate, but at least you will be able to interact with the screen. You may have to use this to get the remote shell working, as you ...


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Yeah definitely it works fine without any issue. But if you have installed any apps on SD Card then they won't work at all. But to take backup of any data(Contacts, Messages, Call log) on your phone you should have SD card inserted. Finally to answer your question, yes. it works fine as the OS and related information stored on the phone internal memory.


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Probably your battery does not hold as much charge as it used to, and so your phone's estimate of 15% is incorrect; the battery is actually almost dead. To get a more accurate reading, try the following: RECALIBRATION: A recalibration is mostly needed, when dealing with different kernels (ROOT!). Most custom recovery images provide the option ...


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Yes. According to this XDA thread, you can unlock the bootloader with fastboot and then flash only a custom recovery. The custom recovery will allow you to put su on your device. You could also flash a stock 2.3.3 ROM that has been altered slightly (i.e., pre-rooted). For example, this one over at XDA.


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If you are rooted, use Titanium Backup. You won't be able to restore some things, since the Nexus One and HTC Magic have some very different system apps, but most should carry over. After backing up with TB, copy /mnt/sdcard/titaniumbackup/ to your PC. Then on the N1: install TB, copy the folder from your PC to the same location on the phone, then run TB ...


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This XDA thread provides a method for rooting without unlocking, though I don't know if it will still work for 2.3.6. Worth a shot. If I doesn't I think you'd need to downgrade your firmware to avoid unlocking, which would wipe your data anyways. As for backing up without root, see How can data on an unrooted phone be backed up?


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While you're on Wifi, have a look in Wi-Fi settings > menu|Advanced. It looks like it's easier when you're on Wifi than when you're on a celular signal (3 or 2.5g).I've found a blog post here that seems to do what your asking, but you may need to have rooted the phone, or at least be comfotable with editing a few system bits and bobs.


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The screen is glass. Since the release people were having issues with the screen due to the glass sometimes cracking when in tight pockets... this would usually not occur with plastic since plastic is a little bit more flexible. HTC says broken glass means Nexus One not for pocket Design: Solid, but Not Groundbreaking


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My recommendation would be for you to get the Nexus One. Though the Nexus One and the Desire both have the same 1Ghz Snapdragon processor, the Nexus One now runs Android 2.2 "Froyo" that has a JIT compiler that can execute code up to 6x as fast as the Android 2.1 on the Desire. The fact that the Nexus One is the official Google phone means that it's going to ...


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Do you have either app moved to the SD card (using Froyo)? If yes, then you need to move then back. The apps aren't loading when the phone boots, so the phone is reverting to what is currently available on boot (stock SMS/keyboard). You have to remember: with Cyanogenmod, it will let you move any app to SD card, regardless of whether the app is set to ...


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It is very difficult to put a number on the estimated battery life of the N1, mainly because there isn't really a standard "typical use". But since it seems that you are looking for a number, this thread may help. Since at least 2 people reported at least 2 days in a single charge (given certain conditions), I would say that if your N1 battery doesn't hold ...


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By "project", do you mean "play video"? Because that might be a bit of a challenge, depending on your network and (phone) CPU. To just get screens/presentations, you could connect a laptop to your TV and a VNC server on your phone. If you do want to play media files, and you have a DLNA client (Xbox 360, PS3, one of the million media boxes like Roku) ...


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To remove any system default applications your phone must be rooted. And using this system app remover you can remove the system added applications. But you have to do this on your own risk. I have been doing a lot of research on Android mobiles, I can tell that your system might not work properly if you remove any system added applications. But most of ...


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If you are working in a high noise environment, a traditional mic isn't going to help you. Even with a noise cancelling secondary mic it will be very difficult for the equipment to pick your voice out of the noise and isolate it. You might look into a throat mic instead, which grabs your voice by direct contact with you rather than conduction through the ...


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Power Supply is actually a term with some actual, albeit generic, significance and meaning. In handsets, the power supply is probably(I'm not an electrical engineer, or expert on device hardware) a component that regulates the power supplied to the device (keeping the voltage constant, for one thing), and manages the physical charging/discharging of the ...


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There are a ton of keyboard apps out there -- check out the market for both free and paid. I hate tapping and tapping, and there are at least two slide-the-finger virtual keyboards available: Swype is my favorite -- but that's only been out in a limited beta for Android, so far. Maybe again.... ShapeWriter is a good substitute... but that's off the market ...


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The only one I'm aware of is yxflash, and I wasn't too impressed by it - the video was quite choppy. I am looking forward to the upcoming Android version of CorePlayer, though, because I was able to play smooth DivX videos with its predecessor TCPMP on my Tungsten T5 with a fraction of the power my Nexus One had. edit: I just saw that there's a new media ...


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You might have more luck installing a third party ROM as it's not always easy to get the original AOSP (Android Open Source Project) running on your device. Having the Nexus One is good for you since it'll be one of the first phones to actually get ROMs. If you want 2.3, google for the "Oxygen ROM". Otherwise, I think there's an original Nexus One ROM ...


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The main difference is that the launcher screen contains all installed apps on your system. You cannot order it nor do anything but using the icons to access any application. In the main screen you can: Add shortcuts to applications (icons like the ones in the launcher screen), you can place each icon in the place you want. Add widgets that provide rich ...


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This is set in hardware, there is nothing you can do about this. You can learn more about this in http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/android/thread?tid=395c29e6b9cab6bc&hl=en


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I'll be honest it's probably not something you'll miss at all after a few weeks. My previous Android phone was an HTC Magic, apart from text selection I found the trackball pretty useless on that. Since upgrading to a Galaxy S, that has no trackball/pad/d-pad at all, I can honestly say that I haven't needed one since about the first week, I think I've found ...


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This might have something to do with a feature of MMS called Content adaptation. Your operator's MMSC (Multimedia Messaging Service Center) determines if the data sent is in a format supported by your handset, and if not, transcodes it into another format. This can cause some problems between different devices and operators. For example, my Android receives ...


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Take a look at the Choosing your Google number page in their help section. Specifically, have a look at the "Learn more about the difference between the two options" expandable link. The gist is that unless you have Sprint, choosing to use your mobile number will simply allow you to port your mobile number and turn it into your GVoice number or continue ...


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If you mean unlocked so any SIM can be used, the device comes from Google SIM Unlocked. From Wikipedia Article: The device is sold SIM unlocked (not restricted to use on a single network provider). Google offered T-Mobile USA and AT&T versions of the phone online in the United States before closing the online store in July 2010. The difference ...


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It's quite possible you accidentally shorted out a circuit or otherwise damaged some part (ribbon cable, connector, etc.) while disassembling or re-assembling your phone. The "power supply" line the tech fed you is probably just that, something they said to avoid going into too much technical detail. It's unlikely that they will bother with figuring out ...



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