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Here is what I use that do not need an internet connection: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.androidintercom https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.remaller.android.wifitalkie_lite


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First, I suggest you stop using your task killers. They are draining your battery more than saving it. The System is restarting the services when they need to run which is causing battery usage. Second, you are under the assumption that freeing up memory is a good thing. It is not. Freeing up memory is not going to decrease battery usage. What you really ...


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Keep screen on during calls That setting is not available on all phones, but if it was it would be under: Home > Settings > Call Settings > [Display >] ... But as for the difficulty turning the screen on Be sure that the power button does not end calls (Settings > Accessibility > Power Button ends call : make sure it is UNchecked) Then just pull the ...


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ES File Explorer has support for several cloud storage providers. It allows to "copy" folders from your dropbox folder to your SD-Card etc in a similar fashion as you would copy files locally. The "Network" Tab allows you to add an account.


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The answer is that the date/time settings were incorrect. The device had been off for so long that the clock had reset. Once I set the correct date and time the Market app ran normally.


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Instead of entering a password every time you sync or access your mails - which will also be more insecure, because you enter the password often and in public - think about a good screen lock (PIN or Password) and a remote wipe solution. Changing your Google account password is always a good idea in case of a stolen Android device. According to Oleg ...


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It depends, some Android devices have an advanced setting WiFi Sleep Policy under Settings -> Wireless -> Wi-Fi Settings -> [Menu Button] Advanced -> Wi-Fi Sleep Policy But I am not sure if this is a vanilla Android feature or an manufacturer modification. At least the Galaxy S series has this setting. Data networks are usually fully active. ...


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In addition to what Flow says, and I think this is a superior solution: Use application-specific passwords The idea here is that you can create an application-specific password for any non web-based application that needs your Google credentials (think Android phones, mail clients, IM clients, etc.) You create a credential for each purpose and use this ...


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Have you thought about un-installing and re-installing Maps as a possible solution? First, get rid of the pre-loaded Maps by deleting the /system/app/Maps.apk file: su rm /system/app/Maps.apk Once a system app is updated, it's useless in the /system/app folder and can be safely deleted. Then copy the current Maps version to your SD Card: cp /data/app/...


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I figured this out only after months of being without most of my phone's functionality and taking it to a 3rd-party repair place that declared it "unrepairable". It is stupidly easy: Download an apk of your home launcher (I got one from here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/archive/index.php/t-1125331.html ) E-mail it to yourself Use voice commands to send ...


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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 entry in System > System UI Tuner > Status bar, where you can hide the alarm.


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Social Networking Service. I believe it's used for social networking widgets. Clearing the data will just clear the posts and account info in the widgets. I'm not sure if the Facebook or other apps rely on it.


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If you don't want use 3rd party apps: This requires decent computer skills and a rooted phone, but here are the steps for android 2.3 Gingerbread. Copy /system/home.apk from your phone to pc. Decompile home.apk using apktool. Goto [decompiled folder]/res/values/integer.xml Change <integer name="number_of_desktop_panes">5</integer>, to 7 or ...


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What Akas refers to is using the Link2SD app, which is "kind of" App2SD, but much more flexible: You can get the entire app moved out (not just parts), and can even move apps you otherwise couldn't. But Akas missed one important part: your device must be rooted in order to use this special way. As to the other part of your question: Sure you could uninstall ...


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WIFI PPPOE by cnDDU is an app that allows you to make a PPPoE connection from your phone over a wireless connection: ...main purpose is for user to make PPPOE connection via WIFI, e.g. dialing through ADSL Modem with user name and password provided by some internet ISPs. This app makes the Android devices be able to connect to Internet directly via ...


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The previously mentioned serval project now has an android app available - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.servalproject


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Within the calendar app's menu, see if the newly added calendar shows up in My Calendars. Select and sync your account. If it doesn't or you have problems, clear the data cache from within Android's main settings > Applications section and resync.


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You cannot update inbuilt browser even though your phone is rooted. Anyway you have some other good alternative browsers in market like Dolphin, Opera.


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You can try side-loading a Flash Player apk file. There are a whole lot of them floating around on XDA, such as this thread which has a download for Flash 11. Whether or not it works will also depend on other factors, such as the version of Android on the device and the processor it has (Flash requires an ARMv7 processor and Android 2.2 or later).


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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 you will see a list of recent app titled "recent" easy as that. the top app is the last one to use GPS. if you are still seeing the GPS icon, you can click that ...


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I had the same issue with a company I'm working with now. I'm a consultant, and my current client has given me a corporate email address, which I synched to my phone so I'm able to view and respond to messages when I'm not at the client site. They have a script that runs when your contract expires to send the remote wipe command. However, I've been ...


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here is a project on sourceforge , please refer whether it help your need or not.. just link here, http://android-ptt.sourceforge.net/


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Tasker. This is by far the best automated task scheduler available for android. It does come at a hefty price ($6.50 US), but it is well worth the price.


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Joel, I've done this before, and I've had mixed results. Make sure you have Windows set to see hidden files and folders, then drag everything over. Your phone may refuse to remember the SD card-stored apps you have (as in, you've moved an app to run off the SD card), but it may also work. App settings, as far as I remember, seem to come over. I'd say it ...


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@roxan is incorrect, it is NOT safe to remove stock ROM apps. If you do so, any future updates from your carrier/manufacturer will not install. A much safer method is to use an app like Titanium Backup to 'freeze' the apps, preventing them from being seen by the system and running/being updated. If you really feel the need to uninstall them, you can use ...


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Turn off mobile data usage. Go to Settings->Wireless and networks->Mobile network(you should uncheck this). Some manufacturers may have a widget for this, such as HTC did for my Incredible(v1).


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If you have no reason to why the wifi drops, you might try changing the wifi sleep policy. The wifi sleep policy handles when or if the wifi connection shall switch to mobile data. If this option is set to the default value, When screen turns off, wifi connection automatically switches off when the phone has been idle for a while. You can try setting this to ...


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From your mentioning of Titanium Backup I assume your device is rooted. So my absolute recommendation here is AutoRun Manager (and yes, you will need the Pro -- second yes, it's worth it). Having that installed, open the app, use the "advanced mode", look for the app you want to modify (in your case: Google Maps). Expand it. ARM will show you all its ...


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Depending on the device (and root method), the su binary (which gives your device root) is usually located in /system/xbin/ or /system/bin/ directory, while the Superuser.apk (which acts as a gate keeper, presenting you with a dialog when apps request root permissions) is always in /system/app/. The /system partition does not get cleared by the Factory ...


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Most video recording apps are IMHO limited to 1h non-stop recording, as you can find with a simple Google search, which is probably a safety measure to not let you run out of battery -- as video recording is the biggest consumer (see What can I do to increase battery life on my Android device?). However, a developer can have his app overriding this limit (...


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