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Avoiding “my cheek hung up on you” on an Optimus T?

I upgraded my wife to an LG Optimus T from a G1, and she keeps accidentally hanging up on people with her cheek. She never had this problem with the G1. I've asked her if she's locking the screen (by ...
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How can I know the directories used by an application

I've been testing some dictionaries the last few days and right now I've my SDCard with plenty of directories with many MB of data that belongs to those dictionaries. How can I find out for a ...
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Is there any way to force market to update and install apps one at a time?

I'm having problems with my Samsung galaxy Captivate where whenever I attempt to update all the apps in market, every single app begins downloading and installing all at the same time and the result ...
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Is there a “Linux friendly” handset manufacturer for Android phones?

My current situation is this: I use Mac OS X at home and Ubuntu Linux at work. My phone is a Samsung Galaxy S. Whenever I want to update my firmware the intended way (i.e. using Kies, I am aware of ...
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How to change default PDF viewer on Nook Color?

I just upgraded my Nook Color to the new 1.2 version that supports apps. I purchased the ezPDF Reader app which supports bookmarks and other advanced features for PDFs which the default Nook Color PDF ...
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Multiple USB Storage Devices on Honeycomb

I just got an Acer A500 tablet, which has a full size USB port and supports FAT32 USB storage devices. What I would like to do though, is hook up a hub and connect multiple, so use the tablet as a ...
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Install default Android 2.2 / 2.3 on Optimus One

I have this LG Optimus One P500h and I was thinking about formatting and installing the default/original Android 2.2 (2.3 would be great) since LG modified the homescreen, keyboard and other stuffs. ...
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How can I hide irrelevant contacts in Go Contacts?

When I was using stock contacts and sync with Google, I could put relevant contacts in My Contacts group which is the only group synced by Google. I have installed GO Contacts and it now displays all ...
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Can I Bluetooth tether my Acer Iconia A500?

Anyone have an Acer A500 (just got mine today) and have luck with bluetooth network tethering. I've got an OG Droid, so WiFi is not a possibility at the moment. Tried the directions here: http://www....
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HTTP Connection refused while connecting to a server

I am using my Android device to talk to my WAMP server . I am sending bits viahttp connection to a script on /www/ directory. But in logcat, I am getting the following error : ~error in http ...
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Can Opera Mini or Mobile be configured to set the page title as the subject when sharing as email?

Can Opera Mini or Mobile be configured to set the page title as the subject when sharing as email?
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Can the Dolphin browser be configured so that the toolbar doesnt scroll along with web pages?

Can the Dolphin browser be configured so that the toolbar doesnt scroll along with web pages? As you scroll down a web page the browser toolbar scrolls off the screen. Is there a means of fixing its ...
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Is there a WhosHere-style (location-based) social networking chat app for Android? [closed]

I like the WhosHere app for Apple iPhone iOS. Is there a similar social networking/chat app that uses location / gps to find people to chat or network with for Android? Here's some more info on the ...
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Android Browser Privacy Settings: “Clear cookies” and “clear cache”

I have a couple of questions about privacy and Android phones, though it probably relates to the windows phone as well and welcome the thoughts of any developers. Do the 'clear cookies' and or 'clear ...
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Sending text from Android to PC

I'm looking for the inverse of this. I want to quickly transfer a piece of text from android to my computer. One way to do is chat with myself using gtalk or fb. But I'm looking for some better way ...
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Android for Nokia Nokia 5230 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I install Android on my non-Android device? Is it possible to Port Android to Nokia 5230? I would love to run Android OS on my Nokia.
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How to open downloaded kindle files from Android?

I have downloaded the kindle app from Google Play Store and installed it. I have some Kindle files downloaded from the internet. How can I open them using my kindle app?
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What is meant by the Nexus S being a “developer Phone”?

I have heard lots of times that the Nexus S is a "developer phone". What exactly does it mean?
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Dial-by-name in Froyo?

I recently installed 2.2.2 (official update from my provider) on my Virgin Mobile Samsung Intercept. Among other changes, this ROM uses the stock UI instead of the Touch Wiz interface from Samsung. ...
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OneNote Options

So I have these OneNote notebooks up on office.live.com. From there I sync a few laptops and, when on a PC without OneNote installed, I can work directly with my notebooks in a browser. I'd LOVE to ...
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Is there any userspace NFS client for stock android kernel(Galaxy Tab)?

I have tried kernel-mode things but it is not going to work. Actually i've reached my limit for seeing errors in one day: mount: unknown filesystem type 'nfs' mount.nfs: No such device and many ...
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How can I use Google Play without storing any Google account information on my phone?

I am using HTC Wildfire handset, but I think following question applies to all Android-based handsets. My Google Account has been added under Settings -> Accounts & Sync --> Google (under ...
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Does Gingerbread use extra battery power to make calls when the phone has poor signal?

Since I got this phone (Galaxy S, originally on Eclair, then Froyo) and switched network provider, I've had major problems with the signal at home, and call quality as a result. Following the upgrade ...
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How to change the default saved user and password for sites in browser?

A friend borrowed my phone and logged in to a website with it (and logged out). However, after that, his account became my browser's default account for that site. Every time I try to log in to the ...
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Can't find a contact's phone number?

If I tap on the dialer on a DroidX and start tapping in someone's number then when enough (usually 3) digits have by tapped in the person's name and number appear about the entry box and I can tap on ...
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Separate ringtone for calls from numbers not in the contact list?

Good old Siemens phones had a feature that allowed you to set a single ringtone for all calls coming from your contacts, and a single ringtone for all calls coming from numbers not in your contact ...
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What is the fastest way to turn the phone into silent mode?

The title kinda tells it all. Sometimes I need to turn silent for a meeting and the procedure is like: Unlock the phone Click on Menu Go to Settings Click on Sound Enable Silent mode Apart from (1), ...
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How to fix “Invalid IMEI ” after Factory reset?

The question is simple "How to fix "Invalid IMEI " after Factory reset?" After factory reset my phone starts showing "Invalid IMEI" on both SIM slots and I can't call or to being called. The phone is ...
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How to restore the active applications widget in home screen?

In the home screen of my Galaxy Tab I accidentally deleted the widget which showed me the active applications running in the background. Can anyone tell me how I can restore this?
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How can I share from my image gallery on Facebook?

Do I have to install the Facebook application on CyanogenMod 7 RC3 to share on Facebook from my image gallery?
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Biometric-security lock-screen?

Is there a way to apply a biometric lock (as in, a look screen) to an Android device? e.g. the unlocker has to pass a fingerprint / retina / voice scan. I've read about startup companies and general ...
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Desire HD GPS can't “lock” on a satellite?

I'm a new Android user. This is also my first time to use a GPS device so I don't have any idea on how long it takes for a typical GPS device to get a "lock". I just bought the HTC Desire HD last ...
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How do I open a Photo attached to a text Message?

I have just bought a Samsung Galaxy S and have been sent a Text message with a photo but cannot find out how to open the photo to view when I touch the message thread it just comes up with message ...
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Mails deleted in android gmail app are not deleted from server

I have installed android on my HT device.. when I delete the mails from android gmail app, they are still available on server and i can see them using gmail web page.. can anyone give me solution? ...
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How GPS works in android phone

I want to know how GPS works on android phone. Does it send any identification data to service providers/phone manufacturers/Map providers? I recently read a new about IPhone tracking users - http:/...
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Motorola Defy Gallery app is crashing upon start

I have for a couple weeks a Motorola Defy with Android 2.1 (Eclair), since today the Gallery app crashes upon start, the screen is shown for a less than a second and then it dies. The only odd thing I ...
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Error while running debian on Arm6 based phone

I have cynogenmod7 on my optimus one phone. I followed this guide to run debian on it. When I give this command: busybox mount -o loop,noatime $kit/debian.img $mnt I get a no loop device, file doesn’...
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What can I expect from the “Pure Google” Nexus S 4G?

Sprint recently announced that they are going to sell the Nexus S, and that it will be "Pure Google", implying that there will not be any additional carrier fluff on the device. I am considering ...
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How to unlock Nexus S 2.3.3 bootloader without having to wipe all device data?

The usual way is to execute: fastboot oem unlock But this will erase all my private data.
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Disable low-battery warning, specifically on XOOM

I would like to disable the low-battery warning on my XOOM without rooting. It's a pretty obnoxious sound compared to other phones I have used. By rooting, I can replace /system/media/audio/ui/...
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Can Android differentiate between headphones and headset?

Regardless if I plug in a headset or headphones (without a microphone), I get a headset icon in my notification bar. I would expect Android to use the builtin microphone in case normal headphones are ...
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How can I find better quality video streams to my Android phone? [closed]

I'm looking for an app that will stream television and/or movies to my phone on 3G. I have a long commute and find that apps I've used (tv.com mainly) have poor selection or quality. Since Android ...
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On many applications, text is wrapped to half the screen width

In Gmail, Reader etc., text is wrapped to about half the screen width. This is extremely annoying! Text-size is normal, and I can't find any global settings that would govern such a thing. Can anyone ...
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Force Media Update?

Sometimes I download songs from various sources, and they aren't put in the requisite media folder on external storage. The media scanner can still find them, but the only way I have found to do this ...
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I enabled Google Cloud-Print but what can I do with it now on my phone?

According to the page http://www.google.com/support/cloudprint/, I should now be able to print gmail mails : Answer taken from this page: How do I print to my Google Cloud Printer? + The steps you ...
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How to display my calendar on the lock screen?

What is the best way to show (non-interactive) widgets on the lock screen? I have bought WidgetLocker, but it forces me to unlock the screen twice (using both WidgetLocker and native slider). (...
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What do the values in “Running Services” mean?

When I go to following path Settings : Applications : Running Services I see: Other: 78MB in 4 Avail: 109MB + 58MB in 8 What does above mean? Specially, [78MB in 4], [109MB + 58MB] and [8]
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Is it possible to use the 'Samsung Mobile Print' application with non-Samsung printers?

In my Samsung Galaxy S, there is an Samsung application called 'Samsung Mobile Print'. Does this application require a Samsung printer ? Or can it be used with other network or wi-fi printers too ?
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Restrict access to device settings

How can I prevent people who borrow my device from changing any of my settings?
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Is there a way to erase my personal data without losing my apps?

I have an ADP1 running 2.2.1, and used it with my Google Account. I have to give it to a friend, and want to erase all my personal data viz. email, chat logs, photos in the gallery synced with picasa, ...

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