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Short Answer: Currently you can't make use of your device (any device that relies on MTP) to act as an MSC, due to the protocol specifications! Elaborating As to clarify, Galaxy Nexus uses one massive partition for the entire device, its like saying that: system, data and sdcard are all together. MTP was selected for Galaxy Nexus because it allows the ...


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The NFC feature does not sit in the battery, only the antenna does. NFC consists of: an integrated chip (soldered onto the logic board) an NFC Antenna that needs free view to the phone's back side (antenna signals from the sticker on the back of the battery only need to pass the back cover) If you look at the antenna you'll notice how big it is. It's ...


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I use a program called Volume+ Free. Works pretty well. The free one is capped though at +4 db. If you want to go higher you have to get the paid version. The full version can be found for free on the developer's website.


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Beware: The instructions are for clean installing an OS. That means ALL YOUR DATA will be permanently LOST. If your phone was previously rooted it will be brought back to an unrooted state (whether you want it or not). Please, remember to make backups of any important data on your phone. It will be lost. 1. Turning on USB debuging Turn on USB debugging ...


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I had the same problem and I found the solution is to rename a file in the system folder: remount /system in read/write mode (use something like the Root Explorer app or ES File Explorer; both have root modes (check the app's settings) for remounting /system as writable) rename the /system/recovery-from-boot.p to /system/recovery-from-boot.p-bak ...


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All phone (wall-type) chargers are voltage sources, i.e. the adapter provides a stable voltage output (5V here) and the device decides how much current to draw. Your charger's specification says it provides a maximum of 2Amps. That means it will sustain its 5V output voltage up to a current of 2A. The phone's internal charging chip may or may not charge the ...


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The problem was bad (or improperly upgraded?) saved data in the launcher app. Here's how I fixed it. At the dialog above, press "Report" When in the report screen, drag down the notification bar at the top of the screen. Press the settings button in the upper left of the notifications area. Tap "Apps", then "All", then find Launcher in the list. Tap ...


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You need to press the Vol Down and Power buttons together, and hold them for a second or so. Some users report that it works better if you press both buttons simultaneously, as opposed to one after the other in sequence.


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I've had a little look at this now that Android 4.2 source is out. It turns out that HDR isn't done by the camera app itself, it's a scene mode that needs to be supported by the operating system implementation and/or drivers. The camera app will remove the HDR button if: You're not on API level 17 (Android 4.2) or above, or; ...


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I found this thread on xda-developers. If you have jail broken iPhone and rooted Android phone, you can transfer your progress. Basically you have to copy two files, highscores.lua and settings.lua from /private/var/mobile/Applications/(very long string)/Documents from iPhone and replace them on Android phone in /data/data/com.rovio.angrybirds/files/. You ...


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Check the firmware version of your device: Open your favourite File Manager; Access the /system folder; Locate and open a file called build.prop; Find the line that starts with ro.product.name. Whatever comes after the equals sign =, that's the firmware you have. The different variants and their meaning: Below there's an updated list of the known ...


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That screen means your device is in "download" mode, which allows it to be reflashed using Samsung's Odin utility (or the open source alternative Heimdall). It's accessed by holding the volume down button when powering on your Galaxy Nexus. Also, to clear up some confusion, this is not Fastboot mode - that is different. You access fastboot mode by holding ...


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On the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, you can add the Android built-in "Power Control" widget to your screen, this has a one-click button for turning Wifi on and off on the left-hand end of the bar. (screen shot is from the home screen of my Galaxy Nexus, but this power bar has been built-in to Android since at least v1.6, though some manufacturer customizations ...


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Today i have made some progress in this question. On iPhone you can buy a iRig Mic which can do the job (and it should work on android too). But since i want to use another external microphone i have decided to make the adapter myself from some different adapters (which does the same thing as iRig Mic, but with a female 3.5 mm jack output, so i can use my ...


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In Settings -> Wireless & Networks -> Data Usage you should be able to uncheck the "set mobile data limit". The limit will stop data usage when you reach the limit. (You probably have this unchecked already). On this screen is where you can move the "warning" levels up so you will not reach them and you will not receive the notification. One thing to ...


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The Verizon GNex has NFC, it just doesn't have Google Wallet pre-installed. It's pretty trivial to sideload it, though, and it's worked just fine the 2 times I used it. Another thing to note here is that the NFC antenna is actually on the battery, not in the device itself. This means that if you get an extended battery you need to make sure it has an NFC ...


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There are many variations of the Galaxy Nexus. Most likely, your phone is yakjuxw, which gets the updates from Samsung. The other phone is either yakju or takju, which use Google's own updates, which are released quicker. The versions are interchangeable, if you don't account for international customizations or possible carrier modifications. For example, ...


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Grab this .apk file from the XDA forums and sideload it like you would any other app. The instructions state that it will work on unrooted devices, and CNET actually ran an article detailing this a little while back. The original XDA thread is here, the link you need is the one under the QR code (the "APK method"). This particular method will evidently only ...


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Yes you have full 16GB for apps+data together in a single file system. You won't have to do any moving to SD card any more. Google merged both partitions. It's just one big file system now with sections for the former parts. It's completely transparent, so no worries for you. Formerly: /data and /sdcard were separate partitions Galaxy Nexus / Nexus 7 and ...


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AFAIK, the vibrator motor that are used in the phones are called Q-Coin motor as they are in a shape of a coin. They are of permanent magnet type accepting two leads for positive and negative DC voltages. The circuitry that operate this motor just can switch on the motor for a specific period of time and can change its rotation direction. All other ...


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Open the camera app and press the button that looks like a camera with a circular arrow under it. (original picture from this article about ICS on thetechlabs.com)


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There should be a "Downloads" app in your app drawer. Open it to view your downloads. Previous versions of Android (up to Gingerbread, AFAIK, possibly Honeycomb) had a "Downloads" option in the Browser itself under Menu->More->Downloads, but it's possible this no longer exists on ICS. Alternatively, if you have a file manager they should be in ...


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I waited very impatiently for the JellyBean update for few days last week and finally did this to get JB on my Galaxy Nexus. Manually trigger the update by clearing the data in Google Services Framework and then check for System Update in Settings. You might have to do this multiple times though. I had to do it 5 times to get the update. You might be ...


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The 1280x800 pixels count for the whole display, including the black bar for the buttons. Google decided to stay flexible by moving physical buttons to the touch screen permanently. Benefits: No capacitive buttons needed (cheaper?) Better user experience: Rotating 90,180,270 degrees rotates also the virtual buttons Less frame space (the button's space ...


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It may be possible to export a loopbacked image file via USB as UMS/MSC. You will definitely need: root kernel support: loopback (/dev/block/loop0) and UMS (/sys/devices/platform/usb_mass_storage/) custom app to enable/disable this or a custom init script to always export the image file Here's an example for an easy hackable app, a little development ...


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The answer is simple: Do not close apps when possible! Android takes care of app managemnt by leaving them stick around (which is not necessary in memory) when possibile allowing faster startup times and resumption where you left. Swiping out a app of the recent app list is similar too closing it, but not the same.


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The official facebook app will add pictures to your contacts if you set it to sync your contacts. Looks like @Dunhamzzz got the SyncMyPix part in before me, I did not get a message that said that there had been a new answer, though. I don't like that the facebook app removes all the data that it adds to your contacts if you remove the application. To ...


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Full instructions can be found here. In short: Install SDK Get the Fastboot.exe and place in your SDK/tools Turn on USB debugging on phone Connect to PC via USB Using adb, run adb reboot bootloader At the bootloader, run fastboot oem unlock Accept dialog to unlock bootloader Start phone, phone will reboot, do not battery pull! Afterwards, you can get ...


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Unlike the Nexus S, the Galaxy Nexus has the Odin download mode. It does have a fastboot mode as well though. So this is normal and you have nothing to worry about. My guess is that Samsung just prefers working with Odin and didn't like having to work without it for the Nexus S. Or perhaps they had it in the latter but disabled it, and didn't bother ...


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The icon in the notification bar will always be there if you are using (possibly even just have installed) any alternate input method. It's just the new way that ICS offers quick switching between different methods, and cannot be disabled (at least not on "stock" ICS, custom roms may offer this). The notification icon should only be there while you are ...



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