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Cannot set lock screen password on Samsung Galaxy S, Android 2.3

I use a Samsung Galaxy S (GT-19003) running Android Gingerbread.XXKPE as a 'second phone' to have. I want to set a lock screen PIN, password, etc. When going to SETTINGS > Location and Security >...
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How to fix corrupted IMEI number?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9003 running GINGERBREAD.XXKPE. Right now when I type *#06# in the phone app, the popup shows: (I recreated the image with my paint editor because I didn't want to use ...
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Is it possible to install Android Gingerbread on a Galaxy Nexus?

I have an old Samsung Galaxy Nexus from years ago and I was wondering whether it's possible to flash an older Android version like Gingerbread on it using a custom ROM. Since it was originally ...
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Can I downgrade my Nexus One from Android 2.3.6 (Gingerbread) to Android 2.2 (Froyo)? [duplicate]

So I was wondering whether it's possible to downgrade my old Nexus One which is currently on gingerbread back to Froyo. If so, how do I go about this? I don't know much about downgrading on Android, ...
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Why are Google authentication consent screen buttons disabled on an Android 2.3 phone?

I want to use an old Galaxy Ace which runs Android 2.3 as a camera. I installed the Alfred camera app on it which requires Google login in order to connect the camera and the viewer device securely. I ...
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How to autostart WiFi and an app on (re)boot

I would like to have WiFi, and an app (CSipSimple SIP client), start automatically when the phone is (re)booted. It is running Android 2.3.4, not rooted, and in airplane mode. Is this possible?
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Android Version differs from expected API level

I have found a pretty old device Huawei Ascend Y210. This mobile officially has Android 2.3.3 (API level 10). I found an online custom lollipop ROM for the specific mobile. The device has CWM as ...
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Websites suddenly inaccessible but Google search works

I'm using a Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S running Android 2.3.4 as a secondary phone. I used to surf internet until recently without so much hassle (using WiFi, not mobile data). But recently, some ...
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How can I view a TLS 1.2 only website on an outdated tablet?

I have a tablet from 2011 (Prestigio MultiPad PMP3384B) with Android 2.3 which I use occasionally. I’ve experienced recently that I cannot view some webpages (https://www.nytimes.com/, for example) as ...
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Can developers build applications for unsupported Android versions?

My smartphone still works as a mobile phone. I would like to exploit it at its full potential but many applications don't support its "old" operating system Gingerbread 2.3.6. I do not want to buy a ...
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How to "safely" root a Motorola XT320 (running Android 2.3.6 / Gingerbread) without loosing data?

Related to this question: How to extract calendar data from the stock calendar app of Android Gingerbread (2.3.6) without a Google account? How can I "safely" root a Motorola XT320 phone running ...
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How to extract calendar data from the stock calendar app of Android Gingerbread (2.3.6) without a Google account?

I am confronted with an old Android phone: OS: Gingerbread (2.3.6) Type: Motorola XT320 It holds quite a significant amount of data in its local calendar, operated by what appears to be the stock ...
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My new tablet tells me that I am making a wrong pattern and I am not able to use it

I have been given by a EE shop an Android on contract. Brand new it came in a sealed box. I went home, nuwrapped the box, got the tablet, put the sim in ant switch it on. I was confronted with a new ...
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Unlock android pattern after changing Gmail Password

My little brother had put a pattern lock on my old phone. I can't lose any data from that phone as It has many important contacts in it. so I'm not going for a factory reset. I had recently changed my ...
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Android 2.3.x Gingerbread can't access WhatsApp since 8th Feb 2018

I've got a Samsung device on Android 2.3.6. The message says the version on my phone became obsolete on Feb 24, 2020, but we are still in 2018. It is asking me to download the latest version. When I ...
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Adding account to android device running android version 2.3.6 [duplicate]

Had this old phone lying around. I thought I re-purpose it for some IoT stuff. It an old Micromax A50 Ninja (running ginger bread 2.3.6). I want to make an app on this device that communicates with ...
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Turn on HotSpot via ADB -- Sony Ericsson Xperia mini ST15i

How to turn on wifi hotspot on ST15i via ADB? There is already on post about this using keyevents but it does not work for me. It has hot broken touchscreen, back is always clicking, but before, I ...
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Prevent App Install On Andriod By Removing Package Installer

I know there are lot's of questions about this, but I haven't seen any that specifically match my question. I am trying to lock down a galaxy player 5.0 for a friend, so that it is virtually ...
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How do I stop Google Play Services from being automatically installed?

I've an old rooted Android 2.3 phone which comes with "Android Market" that is obviously updated with latest "Google Play Services". There is no "Google Play Services" installed on phone and strictly ...
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How to back up game data in galaxy y s5360

I have Samsung galaxy y s5360 in which i installed hill-climb racing i want to backup game data but i dont have google play service and cannot installed it because of low space is there any way to ...
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How to update gt p1000 system 2.2 in 2016?

I got an old Gt P1000 Galaxy and I have been studying Android stuff first time in my life. I have watched youtube videos about updating 2.2 system to new ones but the thing is that nothing supports ...
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Google Play Services Sync problem on Android 2.3.6

I have a phone Samsung GT-S5302 it has stock ROM and root. When it connects to internet it started to sync as always (sync icon appears), but the icon doesn't disappear even after 8 hours and I can't ...
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Is editing build.prop enough to change model name?

I am trying to change the model name on my Android device by editing build.prop. Code: ro.product.model=Nexus S My code: ro.product.model=Nexus One Settings still shows Nexus S. Edit: I edited ...
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How to factory reset a Gingerbread device?

I found an old phone of mine while cleaning, and would like to donate it. I've googled how to do a factory reset on a gingerbread device, and all of them say the same thing: go to Settings -> Privacy, ...
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can i open flags page on android version 2.3.4

I have been searching for a way to stop auto refresh. My browser sometimes won't open pages all the way. It is very jumpy. And sometimes it just shuts off. I have a LG l75c Optimus Zip android phone
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Download a file without SD card on android 2.3.4

So I just booted up my old Xperia Neo and found myself to be unable to do almost anything. I actually just wanted to download an app from the Playstore and test it. But when I open the Playstore, I ...
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Vanishing contacts, what can I do?

On my old Android 2.3 phone there are some contacts that are not available in the contacts app (either manually or by searching), but when I type the number into the dialled app, the contacts appear. ...
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Are there browsers that automate download time?

Are there any browsers that automate downloading time? For example I want to download a huge file during a certain time that I would be unavailable with my device but I'd like the file being ...
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No background data on Gingerbread

When I launch GooglePlay, I get kicked out with error "Background data disabled / Google Play Store needs background data to be enabled". The official help page (https://support.google.com/googleplay/...
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how to get android to treat external sd as internal sd?

I have a Galaxy SL I9003 running gingerbread that was having problems such as hang and restart, unable to receive or make calls... I found the problem was a dead internal sd card so i removed it and ...
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How to take a screen shot in Android 2.3.5 ZTE tablet?

Please tell me how to take a screen shot in reliance ZTE 2.3.5 android tablet?
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Weird Video Found In My Phone

I have an old Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos (GT-S6802) running Android Gingerbread, it is a very laggy phone but I still use it to listen to Music. I got to the Gallery app (system app) and there was a ...
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How to sync facebook events with my android 2.3.4 calendar?

I'm trying to sync my facebook events with my android calendar. The goal is to have an automatic sync between facebook events and 'some' account that is usable by android 2.3.4 account management. I ...
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How to copy ringtones to Galaxy Ace 2?

Gingerbread on board :-). I try to customize ringtone, so I copied files to "/system/media/audio/ringtones". Depending on the app, either the copy is forbidden or the copy is ignored. Next try -- as ...
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Copy contacts to sdcard from android 2.3

how to copy my contacts from my sony ericsson wt19i android 2.3 to sdcard? I tried to do this by adb, but does not work. I do it like this: adb devices adb shell su mount -o rw,remount rootfs / ...
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I broke my WiFi Card, Can I use my data antenna to connect to WiFi

I have an old android phone that I want to use to stream music while I am working around the house. Is it possible to make my data antenna work as a WiFi card? I am currently not rooted. Here are ...
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photo recovery for Samsung A5 without using a computer

how do I recover my photo album that I deleted if I don't have a computer? I have a Samsung A5
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Restore IMEI for Samsung Galaxy SL (GT-I9003) when there is no backup

Well I was on phone and suddenly I lost IMEI and my SIM card is not detected. So I tried flashing (to some firmware and I flashed back to original I9003XWKPG) and nothing. I don't have any backups. I ...
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How do I add a link from a Calendar entry to a Contact entry?

I have a calendar entry and want to have a link to a specific phone number in my Contacts list. The Calendar, Contacts and phone apps are the built-in apps. Specifically I want to have the Calendar ...
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How to turn off data after a certain amount

How to turn off data after a certain amount Aim: To make my data turn off after it reaches a predefined amount of data to use. For example, I am using my portable hotspot to my computer with my phone....
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Cannot connect google account to Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus S7500

I am helping my girlfriend to connect her Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus S7500 with a new android account. We set the phone to factory settings and are now trying to connect a(!) google account to the ...
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Unable to Setup Google Account on Android 2.3

After Factory Reset, In order to use Play store and Gmail I want to setup Google account on Samsung GT-S6802. When I tries to setup Google Account, In-spite of right user-name and password, following ...
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Incoming call record not visible

I received a call from a company and somehow my phone got discharged. When it restarted, the call record was not visible. I really need that number. Any help
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Use device as Bluetooth receiver

I recently got a new phone and would like to use my old device as a bluetooth receiver for my stereo. I'd like for it to work like a bluetooth receiver such as this one. (Pairs as speaker and offers 3....
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Wifi - "Error" , MAC Address is also unavailable

Just recently I Had to flash my boot partition back to it's Original, after a custom Kernel I was using had a few bugs. Upon flashing my original boot partition I used my phone as normal, but just ...
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Android: Google Play - App Will Not Install - Why?

Hello everybody I face annoying error when, whenever I try to install this app I face many errors. Ok, per usual, I tried installing it through Google Play store but whenever I do so I get this error: ...
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I deleted Android OS from my Karbonn device

I have a smart phone (Karbonn A50,Android version 2.3.6) which was rooted earlier. While accessing my files on the memory card, I came to know that I can access the system files and apps:think OS. I'...
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Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread: Sort and do a cloud backup of photos

I have a Samsung Galaxy Y and I want to sort camera pictures and do a cloud backup. Is it possible using the standard Gallery app and any other of it's factory resources? I know Google Photos would ...
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Samsung USB Driver for Windows 10 - Android Studio

I've got an issue setting up the AVD in my Android Studio as Intel HAXM is not working with my Windows 10. So, I am trying to debug and run my projects with my Android device. However, after trying to ...
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Transfer all sms from gingerbread to laptop

I want to transfer all my sms from my old phone HTC Explorer with Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread) to my laptop. How can i do it?

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