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The Android Market has various filters which are applied to the apk in order to find out if the App will run on your device. The most obviously one is the Android version you are on (also called the SDK level). But this is not the only criteria. There are others like: Screen Size Software libraries Google API OpenGL Particular hardware features that are ...


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Download Barnacle Wifi Tether This app will load it's OWN drivers and actually use your phone as a modem. I have used it once before with my X8 Android 2.1 also.


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Here is the ultimate answer: First, on your phone, install a terminal-emulator from Android market, then run cat /proc/cpuinfo which will show you the detailed processor information of your phone (ARM5 in my case). Afterwards, you need to install an ARM5 cross-compiler environment on your Linux box (download Ubuntu and VirtualBox if you are a Windows/...


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Google Play requires Android 2.2 or higher. Since your phone has 2.1, it won't run. You'll either need to upgrade Android (which may not be possible with your phone) or sideload any apps you want to install from now on.


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Please check the backup tag wiki, which already gives you some "first-aid" advice. Take a closer look at the Nandroid section, as that is what you will need: First, you will need to install a custom recovery (see e.g. recovery-mode). The most common choice here is clockworkmod, as it is available for most devices. Depending on your device, there might be ...


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Most likely, your X8 is broadcasting the wireless network in ad-hoc mode rather than infrastructure (AP) mode. Android does not natively support ad-hoc wireless connections, which is why your tablet cannot see or connect to the hotspot. Your options depend largely on the state of your devices. If your phone is rooted then you can try a custom ROM or kernel ...


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This Answer is valid for the Android 4.x.x. We will proceed with the use of ADB tool available for Android and it is not required for the Device to be Rooted at all. The answer is meant to be generalized rather than Android Device Specific. Method using Linux System : Install ADB related tools from the repositories of your installed Linux Distro. Enable ...


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Some Android phones don't support such advanced features as "setting own phone number". In this case try set it on a different phone, preferable a dumb phone.


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The easiest way to do this is to insert the sim into an iPhone, go to Settings > Phone > My Number. Here you can set your phone number and save it. Now if you insert the sim in an android phone, you will be able to see your number.


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If you are rooted, install ROM Toolbox Pro. Go to its Interface section where you can find Icon Changer. Its what you are looking for. Using it, you can change Notification bar color as well as icons appear on it. While the app makes backup of relevant system files before change, you should always be prepared for disaster with Nandroid Backup.


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This is a very old question with no up-to-date answer. As of 2014, Android 4.x and later offer native full-disk encryption. Here's how to encrypt your phone along with pros and cons, and here's a discussion on the benefits of doing so against various types of attackers. Android N offers file-level encryption.


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Proximity Autolock is an app that uses the proximity sensor to lock the phone when it is in your pocket, and you can disable the lock screen via the settings.


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This doesn't really answer the question, so just for the record if anybody else has the same issue: I don't know about other phones, but small Sony Ericssons have an interesting feature. They have small buttons in the corners of the screen. One of them is muting the microphone. And... as the user rises the phone to his ear, the screen that was turned off ...


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There's no official upgrade to 2.2 for X8 Xperia, Wikipedia says. You can install a third-party ROM, though -- it seems the latest Cyanogenmod 7.1 is available for this device. Which is even better, considering that ROM is based on Gingerbread 2.3 instead of Froyo.


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I had the same problem this morning. Lookout reported this trojan, and it says it's part of Google Search Enhanced. When I try to uninstall I get a message saying the uninstall failed. When I first searched for it there were no results on Google. Now there are several. So this seems to be a very new problem that people have started to see this morning. I ...


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I don't know how much the installed size of the app is. But considering how the install process works, the explanation might be easy: the .apk is downloaded to /data/local (internal storage) for installation, it might require some unpacking, with temporary files again being created on internal storage only after that, the app will be stored to its final ...


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Try pointing them to this link on the Sony Mobile website: http://www.sonymobile.com/global-en/software/phones/xperia-x10-mini/ It has some software to download for mac or PC which will allow your friend to upgrade their device.


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The wifi-tether app supports running in infrastructure mode. Make sure you have the app called wifi-tether (Not wireless-tether or anything) Use of this app requires a rooted phone and netfilter compiled into your kernel (which may or may not come stock)


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Ok, this is not exactly what I was looking for, but it works... it is more like a preventive approach. So, my solution would was to install Titanium Backup (which requires root access to work) and backup all my apps. Then, whenever I need more space, I just backup my apps before I go on. If I need them again, I can use Titanium Backup and restore. And this ...


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If your phone is rooted, you can install Market Enabler from Android Market and choose another location. Sometimes you may need to change the language settings on your device.


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A Phone connected through the USB, no. But if the phone is instead connected through bluetooth to the PC, you can try to turn on HFP (Hands Free Profile) Bluetooth profile service from your PC's bluetooth stack. The only way I found this possible was from the BlueSoleil Bluetooth Stack Software where you can set the bluetooth to parade as a "headset" ...


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You'll need to use Odin. This blog has a guide for how to flash 2.1. To summarize you put your phone in Download mode, connect it to your PC, load the firmware into the appropriate field(s) in Odin and hit Start. The site has a link to firmware but if it doesn't work try samfirmware.com.


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There is titanium backup. It's description says: You can move any app (or app data) to/from the SD card. Requires Android: 1.0 and up It has a free version. It requires root: How do I root my Android device?


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To edit your SIM-Card content (including own number), open phone dialer and input the code ∗#∗#4636#∗#∗ and then go to "Phone information" -> ⋮ (menu) "View SIM address book" and change there the entry of the own number beginning with AA_. After that reboot the phone (tested on android 6)


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First off, what phone company are you with because it would help greatly to at least know that much more than just the name of the phone? If it were an integrated phone such network providers Sprint, Verizon etc companies with 3G phones because 3G with such providers worked without SIM cards. If so that would mean the phone isn't programmed and needs to be ...


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There was no above suggested path on my phone either. Instead following worked for me: Go into call settings (call button then settings) Scroll down and find Additional Settings. Then there is set My Phone Number where you can set your number.


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There seems to be an app for this now called Helium, which does not require root and takes care off of apps and their settings only (you'll have to do contacts and photos and such in other ways, e.g. through Google or your SD card). It does require the Pro version for the full functionality, which is currently $5 USD.


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On the ZTE axon mini.. Goto your lock screen then swipe from bottom to top while phone is located, that brings up the gallery for the lock screen... Pick a wallpaper and that it.... For Android lollipop...


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Go to your gallery select which picture you want to use. Then press set as and it will bring up the choice to set as wallpaper or set as lock screen. Crop the picture and you're done.


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I've noticed that a few random photos will not display even when selecting them using different browsers in mobile mode. But reload using desktop setting and all fb photos display fine. I've removed both fb messenger and fb app due to them being so flaky. There's more stable ways to use fb on Android. My new Android rule is not to use an app where a browser ...


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