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Technically, yes, you can build the "plain version" of Android: http://source.android.com/source/initializing.html However, it is difficult to do this for all but a handful of devices (official "Google" developer devices, such as the Nexus line of phones) because every Android phone requires its own drivers and these are not freely available. This is where ...


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Most probably your internal memory is too low. You can't access it without rooting your device. And it won't be visible in your PC/desktop anyways with a USB connection. (it can't be mounted) From what I understand your HTC Desire device has 512 MB of internal ROM which is used for both your stock firmware and user installed apps. The 512 MB storage ...


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For a system independent solution, you might want to take a look at e.g. AirDroid: AirDroid runs as an app on your Android device. When you start this app, it offers you to start its service. Having done so, it displays an URL to connect to with a web browser, plus a password to authenticate. Doing so on your PC, you can manage your Android device from ...


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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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The GPS chip used in the Android devices (usually SiRF Star 3/4) are of civilian grade. Civilian grade chips has some deliberate limitations in par with military grade chips. The civilian chips does have some intentional errors called "Selective Availablity". Hence, whether it is Android or iPhone or Bluetooth GPS receiver or a dedicated unit which could ...


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Mentioned 3G Watchdog probably is the best choice. Alternatively, you might want to take a look at... NetCounter Traffic Counter Extended Mobile Counter Net Traffic Counter ...which also cover your needs. Might be you like one of them more :) Talking about more, I obviously missed... Traffic Monitor Traffic Monitor (same name -- other app; this one goes ...


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You need to export your phone contacts in to vcf format and then again import it into Google contacts. Steps in Android 4.2: contacts -> settings > Import/Export -> Export to storage. contacts -> settings > Import/Export -> Import from storage. - This will ask you to select your Google account to save. Edit/Delete or remove duplicates in http://contacts....


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You should be able to wipe via the recovery however, this will wipe all the data on the device including contacts, apps, pictures and videos. Turn the power off. If your HTC Desire is frozen, pull the battery out and reinsert it Hold the Volume Down button Press and release the Power button You are now presented with a menu that allows for Fastbook, ...


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Yes. SDMaid does an excellent job of finding files abandoned by the system such as interrupted Play APK downloads (cutely called the "basement corpse finder"), shrinking databases and emptying your caches. It also lists files by size so you can find space hogs, etc.


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I finally succeeded !! (YOUHOU!! You can't believe how proud I am !) First of all, I want to indicate that links on XDA (those that goes in multiupload.com, that redirect to lnx.lu), SUCKS! I can't believe it. You have to download a "download manager", with so many related ads and apps you must install. It's a shame. (I am very angry agains't them (lnx.lu) ...


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This answer to #2 in your question is, unfortunately, "maybe". The CM7r2 HBOOT (along with several others) is maintained by AlphaRev, and they note in their website's FAQ: Will this touch my currently running ROM? We try to leave the current ROM and datastructures completely intact. It is, however, advised to ALWAYS nandroid backup your phone ...


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Many ways lead to rome: Try a ROM that specifically fixes your problems: I use an ICS build, Sandvold's ICS for Desire which comes with 4 different App2SD methods included (XDA thread) which I find rather stable. You can have a look over to XDA's Desire forum, to search for more roms. Use Link2SD, create a 2nd ext2/ext3/ext4 partition that a choice of your ...


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Have a look at 3G Watchdog. You can add a homescreen widget, and even disable 3G once you get to a predefined limit.


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Clearing internal storage will probably be a temporary relief only, as it will fill-up again in (probably short) time. However, depending on the action the "temporary span" can be quite long -- so if you are afraid to root and to follow the steps recommended in the other answers, here's a list of possibilities: uninstall apps you do not need if possible, ...


3

Those "Analyze Board" links are coded to open a popup window using JavaScript. Your desktop browser (using an extension) is overriding this default behaviour it would seem, in order to open in a new tab instead. Those links are not programmed in a particularly accessible way unfortunately - if you don't have JavaScript enabled you get nothing. Under Google ...


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Generally speaking, no, ClockworkMod (and other custom recoveries) do not backup your bootloader. You can physically look at your backup directory to verify this, but I have never seen a custom recovery that included a bootloader in the backups. What you typically get is: Boot partition System partition Data partition (also /sdcard/.android_secure depending ...


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As Matthew already stated, there's no unique answer possible to your question -- all depends on your usage patterns. Generally spoken, I'd say moving app data should be preferred: If you move the Dalvik Cache, it would affect all your apps -- while moving the app data only affects apps which store some data (and by "some" I mean "data size exceeds their ...


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HTC phones have an extra protection of the /system folder, rooting them is not enough to get write access there. You need to turn off that protection. This is most easily done with the Revolutionary tool. Follow the instructions closely on the site.


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How long have you left it charging for? If it hasn't been long (a couple of minutes then your phone is probably fine). Connect the phone to the mains and leave it plugged in (don't try to turn it on) for about 15 or 20 minutes. It should start up then.


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You can backup to your SD card, then use a card reader, the take out the SD card and physically copy the data to your computer. Backing up to the cloud via Drobox is another option. There are number of apps that will help you with this. This describes a way to manage this: http://www.addictivetips.com/android/clickfree-for-android-backup-all-data-to-sd-card-...


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Full backup If your device is equipped with Android 4.0, and you've got the SDK installed on your computer, you might want to take a look at Full Backup of non-rooted devices (for how to do a full backup using ADB), plus adbWireless, WiFi ADB, ADB WiFi, and similar apps (which allow you to connect your device to your computer via ADB without the need of an ...


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Try MyPhoneExplorer to control (almost) any Android device. You can easily send and receive sms on your PC when this software is connected to your phone. or HTC Sync Manager for synchronizing.


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Both. Bravo is HTC's internal codename name for the Desire. They do this as they want a constant name for internal purposes as they often sell the identical device in multiple markets under different names (e.g. the HTC Magic is also sold as the HT-03A, the myTouch 3G, and has the codename Sapphire) or multiple devices (e.g. GSM and CDMA versions) under ...


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Is there a way to tell if an Android phone is rooted? The easiest way of root checking is to use program Root Checker.


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For the Google Calendar website, desktop version (the following doesn't apply to mobile version of the website, so you must request desktop version of the page from your mobile browser): Edit or create your calendar event, under event color selection you'll see Reminders, by default you'll have an email sent 10 minutes before the event start time. The ...


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If your phone is rooted, you can partition your SD card and move Google Play Services app on to your SD card. That could free up a lot of space. You can use this method to safely transfer all your apps(except the system apps) to your SD card. The procedure for partitioning and transferring can be found here. http://www.aroundandroid.com/tag/how-to-increase-...


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In order for the Voice Actions to successfully set the alarm the device must contain an app that implements the android.intent.action.SET_ALARM intent. (Read more in the documentation of android.provider.AlarmClock.) There is no guarantee that your device contains such an app (unless it's a stock Android). The situation is worse on Samsung Galaxy S II (with ...


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A friend had a similar problem playing mp3 in his car with a slow card. Try at least a speed 4 card. The speed of the card is shown inside a small, unclosed circle on the card. For reference, I just bought a 16gb speed 10 microsd card from Amazon for $22.


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As I noted in a comment, one thing to be aware of is that (typically) the order of the partitions matters. Android basically only looks at the first partition in the table, so you need to make sure the FAT one is first on the disk and the ext2/3/4 one is second. Otherwise Android will see the ext partition and won't know what to do with it.


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