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Jan
16
comment Android - “SIM card doesn't allow a connection to this network” ERROR
Are you sure the phone supports the network & frequencies that your new provider uses in your area?
Nov
14
comment Can I restore a Titanium backup from an Incredible to a Captivate?
I've also had one softbrick that killed the internal SD, and like you said - once is enough. ;) Makes sense about the notifications too, thanks for the explanation.
Nov
14
comment Can I restore a Titanium backup from an Incredible to a Captivate?
True, if you make the copy daily. Since I'm too lazy to do that, I just set TB to backup by default to my SD card, so in a worst-case scenario I can just pop the card into a new phone and be all set. :) Also and unrelated - how come it keeps dropping my reference to your name? Weird.
Nov
14
comment Can I restore a Titanium backup from an Incredible to a Captivate?
Rather than add a 3rd answer reiterating most of the same info, I'll just make a suggestion here - Instead of copying the backup to the internal (and risk loosing backups if the device is bricked or otherwise broken) you can go to Preferences in TB, and change the "Backup folder location" to the external SD. Recent versions of TB even have an autodetect option in the folder chooser. If I recall right you have to navigate up to the / file system before autodetect will search external storage.
Nov
1
comment How do I get the GPS icon to show in the status bar in CM7?
Not an answer, just a comment - leaving GPS enabled isn't going to have a significant impact on battery life, since it will sit idle until you run an app that requests GPS location.
Oct
27
comment How to upgrade / swap SD card without losing data and installed apps?
@Sparx Formatting in the phone makes sense, I missed that. I haven't had trouble with PC formatted cards myself, but heard enough stories to believe it. Simpler than explaining formatting on the PC too, probably.
Oct
27
comment How to upgrade / swap SD card without losing data and installed apps?
Is there a particular reason for the airplane mode advice? In the past I've followed your basic procedure but powered off, swapped (and copied) and powered back up to the new card.
Oct
26
comment How can I get Google's two-step verification to work?
Fixed the link for you
Jul
18
comment What's the most effortless way for “cloud” back up of photos taken with an Android phone?
I saw this question get bumped up, and I just new someone added this answer. I used PicPush up until I installed the Google+ app on my phone, now it's uninstalled.
May
13
comment Why does taking a screen shot require root access?
Thanks. I wonder if that means they intend to make it a standard OS feature in the near future.
Apr
1
comment Is the Nexus One battery charged when connected to a PC via USB?
Because without plugging in the external power adapter, the hub relied on the host PC's USB port for power. That port provides a max of 500ma. That 500ma of power must power the hub as well as being shared among the devices attached. That's fine for thumbdrives, but when the phone requests charging power -- Not enough juice available. The external power adapter allows the hub to supply 500ma on each port.
Apr
1
comment Is the Nexus One battery charged when connected to a PC via USB?
There may be ports that provide more than standard current, but I haven't encountered this because most USB charging devices will charge at 500ma or lower unless plugged into something they determine to not be a data port (usually because the data pins are shorted).
Mar
28
comment Why can't I use my iPhone Headphones with my HTC Thunderbolt?
That's understandable, but Apple is known for not following standards. Hard to fight that. If you want to use the i phones on a non i product - adapter. Or cut the cord and rewire. I haven't tried it myself, but it sounds like the Mic and Ground conductors are swapped between the Apple headphones and standard ones.
Jan
8
comment Are Android chargers universal in terms of power (Voltage, amperage)?
@Matthew - I've heard of that happening, though I've been lucky so far. I have a hunch that some of the cheaper ones are very poorly designed / built and either provide voltage way out of spec or leak high voltage transients to the output.
Jan
8
comment Are Android chargers universal in terms of power (Voltage, amperage)?
@Stefan - Bingo, you've got it.
Jan
7
comment Are Android chargers universal in terms of power (Voltage, amperage)?
The charger can't provide more amperage than the phone draws. As long as the voltage is OK (for instance, 5V for a USB-based charger) the phone will draw as much as it needs or as much as the charger can provide, whatever limit it reaches first.
Dec
27
comment When should I start charging my Lithium battery?
No worries about unplugging early - If you can only squeeze in a few percent charge before moving on it's still beneficial and has no downsides.
Dec
23
comment When should I start charging my Lithium battery?
Al Everett's linked question has an excellent answer - very detailed explanation of modern lithium battery care.
Dec
23
comment When should I start charging my Lithium battery?
I haven't seen that in a digicam in awhile - just NiMH. Shouldn't surprise me for the cheaper ones though. I do remember pulling apart a Black & Decker flashlight recently too that had some NiCads. They died on the shelf, it was DOA. There's a reason we have newer tech these days. :)
Dec
23
comment When should I start charging my Lithium battery?
Exactly - charge whenever you have an opportunity. The only time you're likely to run into a NiCad (last tech that had significant memory effect) is in cheaper cordless power tools.