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It has only been hidden since Android 4.2. Back in Android 2.3, you just need to go to Settings - Applications - Development.


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At the moment a large number of popular website are dropping support for all SSL/TLS versions below TLS1.2 because of the known vulnerabilities in TLS1.1/TLS1.0 and older. Your device is very very old and does not support TLS1.2 therefore you can't connect to certain sites like https://wikipedia.org which requires TLS 1.2 according to the test of SSLLabs. ...


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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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According to Google Google Play services provides you with easy access to Google services and is tightly integrated with the Android OS. And from the description in the Play Store Google Play services is used to update Google apps and apps from Google Play. This component provides core functionality like authentication to your Google services, ...


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Whilst you can uninstall it, it will automatically be re-installed on your device as it is an extension of the Google Play ecosystem and Google automatically updates Google Play services on all supported devices via the Google Play Store to ensure API consistency across devices and versions, and to deliver fixes and new features in a timely fashion. Some ...


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I ended up manually changing my DNS server to tether Internet from my mobile phone. My phone uses a local DNS server from my mobile carrier which I was able to trace using CompruebaIP. Any other DNS server is blocked by my mobile carrier (Globe Telecom). I reckon that my phone's DNS service is not properly working. When tethering, the DNS provider should be ...


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Plug in a headset. It's the only answer!


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I am an Android Application developer. I had a requirement to make phone verification. In that case we had to make a telephony call to our server. But we could't achieve that as Android system does not allow us to make a phone call without users interaction. The best we can do is populate the phone number in the default dialer app. In any case user has to ...


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I am from India. I think Google play gift card is not available in India till now. I will tell you a method through which you can purchase android apps from Play Store in India without credit card. The only legal way to buy paid apps from Play Store other than credit card is by creating Virtual Credit Card. Virtual Credit Card is an artificial credit card ...


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Not sure if this helps but I had a problem of an ignored hosts file and it was solved by a guy on this thread - the answer is to put a blank new line at the end of the file.


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As Manishearth wrote, this might indicate trouble with the card (and very likely does). The boot you describe might have been "too abrupt", not cleanly unmounting the card and thus corrupting its file system; in which case the "good ol' chkdsk" should help (btw, Android ships with fsck for the very same task, which you could execute via a terminal app or adb ...


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I had the same problem and I solved it this way: Log in here using a web browser . On Login and Security, at the bottom of the page there's an option "Allow less safe apps" which would be set as disabled. Set it to enable and now you can log-in using your device. Allow less secure apps: ON Some non-Google apps and devices use less secure sign-in ...


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My suggestion is imeidata.net. I've gotten incorrect data from the sites mentioned in other answers. For example, for my phone, imei.info gives the wrong data: Model: Sidekick LX Brand: T-MOBILE imeidata.net is correct: IMEI: 3536910674xxxxx Allocating Body: BABT Type Allocation Code: 35369106 Serial Number: 749450 Luhn Checksum: 9 Manufacturer: ...


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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 next to "Hide Alarm Symbol"


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Yes, tcpdump is an administrator-level application (I highly doubt there will ever be an Android permission level to view all other apps' network traffic). Once rooted, if you have tcpdump binary (compiled for your device's cpu type) on sdcard, try: su mount -o remount rw /system/ cd /sdcard cp ./tcpdump /system/xbin Now you can use tcpdump command. ...


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This is an old post, but this command should wake up any device. adb shell input keyevent KEYCODE_WAKEUP


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According to the GMail help pages, you should be able to easily export your contacts using a web browser: Sign in to Gmail. Click Gmail at the top-left corner of your Gmail page, then choose Contacts. From the More drop-down menu, select Export.... Choose whether to export all contacts or only one group. Select the format in which you'd like to export your ...


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Pure AOSP version of Android does not save clipboard data to files; the data is stored only in RAM by the ClipboardService, which runs inside the system_server process. Samsung, like many other manufacturers, adds their proprietary modifications to the base AOSP code; one of these modifications is the ability to keep the clipboard history, and this history ...


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The files you downloaded from that site are for a Samsung Galaxy Y. Your phone is a Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos. You need to find a ROM suitable for your phone. You're lucky that installing that ROM didn't brick the phone completely. You can't undo an update: to get back to what you had before, find a stock ROM image for your phone (probably from http://...


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Yes - you can install Cyanogenmod for the i9100 S2. Get the CyanogenMod (nightly if you feel adventurous or stick with the stable since you're new at this) from http://download.cyanogenmod.org/?device=i9100 Also, you'll need to flash the appropriate gApps package from http://goo.im/gapps I highly recommend you read through the major posts of this thread ...


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Note: Keep in mind, Samsung Galaxy S2 has infamous Superbrick bug. Every flash can result in permanent brick (only board changing or maybe JTAG unit can recover device). You can learn more about it here. Note2 : Last resort to enter Download mode is to get USB JIG. There is plenty of this on Internet and it's very cheap. Also there is tutorials on Internet ...


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What actually happened there is that: You were setting up the tablet and it asked you to set a pattern for unlock. You then drew the pattern and repeated the same on reprompt. It got accepted and saved. Now, you need to draw the same pattern to unlock the tablet. Here's what you can do if you have forgotten the pattern that you have initially drawn: Go ...


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You can send fake keys and touches to an Android device using adb and USB connection. http://philatwarrimoo.blogspot.com.au/2013/06/root-huawei-x3-8150-without-windows-or.html About 3/4 into my post I present a bash script to send keys and touches to allow me to setup an Huawei IDEOS phone. eg adb_tap 0x70 0x80 # tap on android icon adb shell input ...


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To confirm - this has been resolved in later Android versions. The wife has a phone with Android 4 and I can use my Google Account that does not have Gmail attached. On my phone (Android 2.3.5), it requires I use a Google Account with Gmail user id.


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I have v. 6.0.1. I contacted support with this problem, since I do not have any proxy setting. Go to settings - > apps -> phone or dial app -> memory -> clear cache and memory and restart your device. This worked for me. Hope this helps, good luck.


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Use "Screen On Call" app to keep screen on during call. There is no need to turn proximity sensor off. It will keep working and if you move you phone to your ear, screen will go off, but if you keep it on the table or away from any blocking objects, screen will stay on, so you will be able to use keypad to punch more numbers or for whatever reason you want ...


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My phone does this, too. I wish I knew why. I seem to have had some success with the sendevent command (adb shell sendevent). (Not much documentation on sendevent, unfortunately.) First, I had to locate the Power Key device via getevent -i. In my case, I found /dev/input/event4 had a name like pmic8xxx_pwrkey, and used this for my sendevent call. # ...


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You can't just install the APK, you have to download a GApps package, which contains all the Google applications that come with Google licensed phones. This, however, requires rooting the phone and installing a recovery. The reason for all the trouble is that while Android is open source, Google Apps are proprietary code, and devices have to be licensed ...


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If you simply want a fresh installation and no update, then a factory reset would be sufficient.


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