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Hide Alarm icon in the status bar

On Android Marshmallow, you can use the hidden System UI Tuner. Open the quick-setting panel, then press and hold the Settings' cog wheel until it starts spinning. You then get an additional settings ...
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What's using my GPS?

on Android 4.3 and newer: (can't say about carrier/manufacturer specific, such as samsung.. they change everything! this is tested on stock android) open settings > Location (under personal) there ...
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Android Market app throwing "a server error has occurred" error message

TL;DR: Google has ended the support for the Android Market app. Users need to migrate to the Play Store app by installing the compatible version (skip to the last section). Background According to ...
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Hide Alarm icon in the status bar

Easiest way if rooted: You can use GravityBox, to hide the Alarm-Clock-Symbol. Open the app. Go to "Adapt Status Bar" (I don't know the exact English translation) Choose "Adapt Clock" Tick the box ...
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Where are displayed shortcuts stored?

There is no common desktop in Android. The desktop or the better term, the Home screen and its content changes based on the Launcher currently set as default. Desktop is also no directory in Android ...
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I deleted my only launcher

if your android has search button then you are lucky first hard reset your android(learn how to hard reset your mobile) after the mobile started running hit search button and search the app 'settings' ...
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I deleted my only launcher

Download the Launcher .apk file (just Google your "demand launcher name" and plus "apk"), save it to your friend's phone, and send it to your phone via Bluetooth. After you recieve the .apk file just ...
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How to choose which contacts to download from google

I don't remember if you have that option in froyo. What I know is the following: 1) In gmail / settings / general, you can configure if you want new emails to be added to your contact list. These ...
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Downloading and installing WhatsApp for Android 2.2.1 Froyo

You can find old versions of WhatsApp here. Just navigate to the last (around the last) page to find versions compatible with Android 2.2.1. BUT because those versions are too old, I am sure after you ...
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How can I view title text for a web image (xkcd.com) on an Android based browser?

I created a bookmarklet for this: javascript:(function(){var D=document,i,f,j,e;for(i=0;f=D.images[i];++i)if(f.title!=""){var x=D.createElement("div"),s=x.style;s.color="Black ...
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No Items on Play Store

Your device is very very old. I am not sure if Google Play Store is still supported on Android 2.2 - if it would be still supported it would be the oldest The current Android development tools can't ...
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Downloading and installing WhatsApp for Android 2.2.1 Froyo

Just get the older .apk file, then install it. While registering, you will get like "This version has gone absolute on Some date", just change your phone's date and time before the given ...
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How do I transfer files to ebook reader from phone using either an OTG cable or wifi?

Now there are plenty of ways to do this; perhaps the easiest method given that you have the OTG cable, is just to use a suitable file explorer (preferably MiXplorer which has custom OTG drivers) in ...
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what to do in 2016 with fine working HTC Desire hardware from 2010?

Try a Cyanogen Mod version for it.. I used HTC Dev site to unlock the boot loader, And then installed CWM Recovery and flashed several custom ROMs, Wich all seem to be based off of CM9 etc....
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Sharp SH7218U doesn't boot after formatting system partition

The system partition contains your operating system, that is, Android. If you formatted /system without flashing a new ROM, your phone cannot load any operating system because there isn't any. You ...
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exclamations mark shown with wifi networks

The exclamation mark on the Wifi sign means that you are connected to the access point but don't have internet connectivity. Ever since Android 5.0, when this happens, it falls back to your mobile ...
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Any New (not low end) phones using Froyo (or Froyo-style software system)?

Thing is, if a manufacturer would decide bringing a new phone on the market with such an old system, he'd get no license to pre-install any Google apps. Either your device runs an up-to-date Android ...
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How to end call via adb in android 2.2.1?

Found that and it works for making and ending calls. Still looking for a way to mute Microphone.
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How can I debug Droidwall blocking every app?

This sounds like the behavior if you have blacklist mode enabled. Double check the (subtle) whitelist/blacklist default button (the text above the apps listing).
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Is it possible to install/update apps from Google Store via PC?

Yes it is possible to install apps from pc for your mobile device, even if you don't have a net access. First open Google Play on your pc through your GMail account connected with your device. Then ...
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Root no longer root

To avoid unrooting after OTA update, Open SuperSU Go to Settings Enable Pro (you have to purchase the SuperSU Pro from PlayStore) Enable Survival Mode
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Can you restart the launcher apart from restarting the phone?

10 years later... The first step is to find the name of your current launcher a.k.a. "Home app". Unless you switched away from the one provided by default, you probably don't know that. The ...
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How do I copy and paste text between applications?

You can use Hacker's Keyboard and use Ctrl+C to copy, and Ctrl+V to paste.
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How can I prevent my screen from turning off while on a phone call?

I have the same problem of the screen dimming in my LG during a phone call. It matters because I have to sit and listen to really long conference calls, and I have to be ready to turn off Mute to ...
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How can I prevent my screen from turning off while on a phone call?

I have noticed (while searching like mad to put my phone in a universal waterproof case for my handlebar, where the proximity sensor is hidden), that when the Bluetooth is on the screen stays on ...
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What is SNS App?

I think it is Simple Notification Service Thus for platforms that use push notifications (Skype, Google+, Facebook, Twitter, etc) you will see this application updated from time to time. Admittedly ...
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How to backup all notes from the stock notes app in Froyo?

My notepad (aka com.example.android.notepad), resident of Motorola xt317 (android 2.3), has a sqlite database living in the phone. Download it with adb pull /data/data/com.example.android.notepad/...
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Can I use 2 android phones as walkie talkie? (without internet!)

I just started using the WiFi Walkie Talkie app. It doesn't have much in the way of flash, but it works extremely simply. As a bonus, it is open-source and ad-free.
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