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Can I automatically log in to open WiFi that requires web login/password?

There are lots of wifi hotspots that are open, but require a web-based login to use. Hotels, coffeeshops, workplaces. For password-protected wifi, it's easy to set up Android phones to remember the ...
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How can I change the voice used for the Navigation app on Android?

I love the Navigation app on Android. The voice it uses is fine, but I'd like a little variety. I'd settle for it using the British voice that's available on the phone. However, I've changed the Text-...
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Why won't my android video player display media in the correct aspect ratio

I'm using a Samsung Vibrant (Galaxy S) and when I play M4V video files, ostensibly formatted for IPhone, the device stretches the image to fit the screen rather than letterboxing. I can't find any ...
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Is it possible to exclude some folders on the sd card from being added to my playlist in the standard android player?

I use the android media player to listen to music. Last week I installed an app that brings a lot of sounds with it in mp3 format and saves them on the SD Card to prevent the app from cluttering my ...
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Can I change the time interval between flashes of the notification led on the HTC incredible?

I want to be able to change the time interval between flashes of the LED when I have a new notification. Is this possible on the HTC Incredible running 2.1 (eclair) or even on 2.2 (froyo)? I don't ...
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How do I undelete or recover deleted files on Android? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I recover a deleted file on Android? Is there a way to recover deleted files on Android phones without using standard USB storage recovery tools?
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Can I connect to WEP-secured MyWi network from iPhoDroid?

Yesterday, I installed Froyo on my iPhone 3G with iPhoDroid. I'm trying to connect to the WiFi using MyWi on my jailbroken iPhone 4 but the network isn't visible at all. The network is WEP secured. ...
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What is the difference between jailbreaking and unlocking an Android? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the difference between: Rooting, Jailbreak, ROM, Mod, etc Is either possible, legal, contractually legit and does either damage the phone?
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Is there an Android media payer that allows you to speed up an mp3? [closed]

Is there a media player for android that can play an mp3 10% faster or slower if the user wants to?
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How to make Froyo's portable hotspot more stable?

I have updated to Froyo on my HTC Desire yesterday and am testing out the portable hotspot option. The problem is that it is very unstable, at random times (1 to 10 minutes) I lose the WiFi connection....
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Do I have a branded smartphone (HTC Desire)?

When my HTC Desire boots, I can first see a purple Android (?) icon, then a white background and the 'HTC' text, then a short animation with text 'T-Mobile'. Does that mean that I got a branded phone? ...
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Why does my phone peg the CPU every time I wake it up?

This is driving me nuts. I have SeePU installed so that I can see a CPU graph on my Moto Droid. When I unlock the phone after being idle for a while, the CPU is pegged by android.process.acore and the ...
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Useful or cool Tasker recipes [closed]

In a similar vein to this question, I'm interested in finding any useful recipes for Tasker. I've found several profiles and "Step Throughs" on their wiki, but would be interested in any others that ...
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Where can I find a comparison of Android devices? [closed]

I recently got fed up with my previous smartphone (name omitted) and I'm considering switching to an Android based phone. However, I have been stumped by the sheer number of handsets. I'm more than ...
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HTC Tilt 2 -- possible to get Android on it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I install Android on my non-Android device? One of my friends recently got an HTC Touch Pro 2(US Cellular) and I really like it. It has Windows Mobile on it, but somehow ...
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How do I use voice input in Google Maps on a HTC Desire?

I have an HTC Desire phone running Android and I use the Google Maps application. I can search for locations using text entry but I would like to be able to use the voice entry feature which was added ...
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Upgrading my HTC G1 to SDK 2.2

I am trying to upgrade my HTC G1 to OS 2.2 (I have a developer device bought way back when it was released) I have been trying the steps provided here - http://code.google.com/p/android-roms/wiki/SPL ...
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Can I create a contact in a particular contact group on Android 2.2?

Is there a way to add a new contact into a particular contact group which I have in my Google contacts? Similarly, is there any way to move contacts from one group to another? It seems as of now, I ...
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How can I prevent unwanted pre-installed apps from automatically running on Android? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I stop applications and services from running? As I can't uninstall certain programs that come with a phone (My case HTC Desire (not rooted)) how can I prevent certain ...
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How to get contacts from an Android phone to an iPhone? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I transfer my contacts from an iPhone to an HTC Inspire? I use Google to maintain my contacts, which syncs to my Android device. However, I'm switching to an iPhone 4. ...
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How to upgrade an HTC Magic (32B DEV) from Android 1.5 to latest Android?

Last year I got a free Android phone at a Google event, and I would like to upgrade it to the latest Android version (probably with Cyanogen). What is the quickest/safest way to do the upgrade? It ...
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Can you connect USB devices to an Android phone?

I have an HTC Desire and would like to connect USB devices to it, for example an external USB thumb drive to transfer files or a USB keyboard. Is this at all possible?
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HTC HERO OTA update to Android version 2.1 firmware deleted the Calibrate Touch Screen feature from the menus. How do I get it back?

HTC directly updated over-the-air (OTA) from 1.5 android to 2.1 android firmware on my handset. Since that time, the touch-screen (which is miscalibrated) can no longer be recalibrated, because the ...
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Turn off cellphone (SIM) radio

How do I turn the cellphone (SIM) radio on an Android phone? The radio consumes a lot of power (30-70%), especially when the phone is idle. Sometimes I only need to use other functions (e.g., clock, ...
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Can a Motorola Droid be in Landscape mode on the Home Screen w/out sliding out the keyboard?

It's all in the title, but again for clarity: Is there any way to make my Motorola Droid use Landscape mode on the Home Screen without sliding out the keyboard?
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Is there a way to have Adobe Flash displayed in Android 2.0?

Are there any custom players or plug-ins or something like that?
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Activating wifi hotspot tethering on a Verizon Droid with Froyo 2.2

I rooted my Droid and got Froyo working on it (Bugless Beast). What is the best way to enable Wifi Hotspot on this thing? I tried an app "Wireless Tether" which allows me to connect my Mac via Wifi,...
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283 votes
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Does constant charging harm my Android cellphone?

I usually disconnect my cellphone from the charger some time after it's fully charged because I'm afraid the battery could lose capacity over time if I don't. However, I believe modern electronics ...
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Is there an Android app that can use the GPS to track my location, distance, and time traveled on a map? [closed]

I have a few use cases for this - running or walking to track distance and time, hiking to know if I'm backtracking on myself, and driving aimlessly (well, when gas prices are cheaper than they are ...
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What are good Android headphones with Play/Pause and volume controls? [closed]

I've had an iPod Touch for a while and am used to controlling the music player without having to take the device from my pocket. I've had a look around for headphones that will work with the Samsung ...
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Is there a way to make my HTC-Incredible phone use the optical joystick button to wake up?

I'm still adjusting from going from my iPod to an HTC Incredible phone. One thing that is very non-intuitive for me is to press the power button when I want to "wake up the phone" after it has ...
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Is there a way to download applications from the Android market for offline installation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to download apk file on PC from market? Is there a way to download an Android installation package from the market so that it can be installed offline at a later time (e.g....
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Choose contact name manually?

In my contact list, I entered a number of "household" contacts combined together. For example, "Bob & Sally Smith", with the corresponding e-mail addresses, phone numbers, etc. The problem is ...
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Help with Google Marketplace

How can I contact Google in regards to an issue that I am having with the marketplace? I am trying to buy an application and it is not working. I tried to buy another one and that didn't work, so I ...
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How do I set up my wifi router for my Android device?

I have a wireless network set up with a Sweex LC000070 router, WEP encryption and while my HTC Hero can connect to the network, internet doesn't seem to work. Is there any setting on the router I ...
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Nexus One: 3G/WIFI Not Switching

As of last couple of weeks, my phone has been having problems automatically switching between wifi and 3G. When i leave home, I have to completely turn off the radio and turn it back on for it to pick ...
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Is there a soft keyboard for the HTC Droid Incredible that learns word combinations?

A friend of mine was talking about a soft keyboard replacement for the HTC Droid Incredible and I believe that he mentioned one of the features was that it not only suggested words, but it would "...
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How can I transfer SMS messages from my old iPhone to my new Android phone?

I think my previous SMS are stored somewhere in iTunes, can I get them back and store them in my new Android?
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How do I turn off the shutter sound for the Android camera? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I disable the 'click' sound on the camera app? If the phone isn't in silent mode, taking a picture using the stock camera application always plays a "shutter" ...
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Can I use a modern Android phone with no phone plan?

I'm new to the Android platform, but am looking into doing some development for Android 2.x, with the hope of publishing an app to the Android App Market eventually. I'd like to be able to test my ...
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How can I improve the reponsiveness of the virtual keyboard on my HTC Droid Eris?

I've noticed that sometimes the virtual keyboard on my HTC Droid Eris can be very laggy. While composing a text message, it will take a second or more to respond to some button presses. Is there ...
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Is it possible to use an Android phone in "disk mode"?

If I connect an iPhone to a PC it is not possible to copy files between the PC and the iPhone. I would like to be able to do this because it would be useful. What happens if I connect an Android ...
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How to open Microsoft Excel files?

I would like to read my Microsoft Excel files on my Android device. Is there anything built-in natively? Is there an application for viewing and editing Excel files on Android?
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Contacts on Android: Delete limit exceeded

A few days ago I deleted all of my Android contacts (using the "Delete Contacts" app). Not a mistake, I really want to delete them. From that day, Android always shows a notification "Sync: Too many ...
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What is the minimum specification for Android 2.2 (Froyo)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the minimum specifications for Android? Assuming that the handset and carrier both allow the OS to be upgraded, what is the minimum specification needed for Froyo in ...
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Manage Contact Groups on Droid X

On the Droid X I'm able to create contact groups. However I don't seem to be able to add/delete group members. What am I missing?
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Android: An app failed to download/install - what do I do?

Sometimes I download an app but it fails to download or install. The message just says that, no further details. It generally seems that the app never installs after that. Is there anyway I can find ...
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Can I save a web page to my SD card with the stock android browser?

Can I save a web page to my SD card with the stock android browser? I'm using an HTC Droid Eris, if that matters.
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How to check HTC desire is off without turning it on?

Is is possible somehow to distinguish between the phone being off or sleeping without turning it on in the process (this happens when pressing the power button)? I appreciate that I can just use ...
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Why does the alarm on my HTC Desire not work correctly?

I have setup three alarms on my HTC Desire (running standard 2.1 with Sense). Mo, Tu, We, Fr @ 05:45 Th @ 05:30 Sa @ 07:00 They are set as repeating alarms and the phone displays the little clock ...
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