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When you are talking about an Android ROM, you are really talking of a group of programs, including the Android base system, that are put together to work with your phone and that once installed are what you see and use when you start your phone without installing any app from anywhere else. You can imagine that the ROM is the operating system of your phone ...


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To consolidate comments: I've found a fantastic guide to Android partitions and basics here via WIW's XDA post. /data is all your personal settings, messages, and information, while /data/data is specifically for your apps' private data. My guess is that wiping /cache as described above does not wipe /data or its child directories (otherwise you would've ...


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You almost always lose root when installing an OTA update. I would keep an eye on RootzWiki or DroidForums for someone to confirm that it can be rooted or someone to release a rooted update.


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I asked Verizon and they said it is because of an update. There are lots of complaints about the same issue and until another update is released there is nothing you can do, not even a factory restore.


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Funnily enough, as I just noted here I believe that the app is just buggy and unreliable. There's no reason for the individual device to determine whether the application can do something like push notifications. Android's cloud to device messaging requires 2.2 or higher, and the Facebook post notes that that's what they require as well, so I assume that's ...


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Yes, even plain Android will do this. I've heard of some unlicensed phones that didn't properly finish setup unless you had a SIM card but it shouldn't be an issue with CM.


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The Droid Incredible's available space for apps to store their data is only 150 MB, but it's impossible to view the amount of free app space on the stock ROM. So the error message is correct, but you have no way to view the available free space. In technical terms: /data/data is mounted on a different partition than /data, and all your free space views ...


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If you have access to a computer that a) is on the same Wi-Fi network; and b) runs wireshark (http://www.wireshark.org/) you can probably find out the port that way.


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It will only show up if you open up an application that will use the GPS for something. For example just open up Google Maps. If you want to know if you left the GPS activated, just slide the notification panel and at the top you will have the toggle buttons, one of them is the GPS.


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Assuming you installed ClockworkMod Recovery via Rom Manager app (or manually), you can do the following: Install the Appbrain and Fast Web Installer apps. Run Appbrain, sign in with your Google account, enable the Fast Web Installer from Settings, and perform a sync. Download the ROM installation ZIP for MIUI and place it onto your SD Card. Reboot your ...


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Yes, what Cheuer said. Installing an OTA while you're running a customized ROM in any way (even just rooted) pretty much always screws up root, sometimes even having a high risk of bricking your phone. NEVER install an OTA update while running customized software. If you ever want to go back to stock software, you need to go find the thread for your phone/...


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/emmc is basically ok and accessible if you can 'mount' it. You already have a working CWM installed which comes with adb enabled. This gives you some options. Boot to CWM recovery and mount your partition in the 'mounts and storage' section. It's now accessible internally and you can use the adb tool (ADB stands for 'Android debug bridge', it's usually used ...


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If you are trying to VPN from your phone to publicly accessible computer that is also part of your LAN, it really doesn't matter what port the VPN client on your phone uses.


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There is an over-the-air downloaded today to get alarms back. YEA! Go to settings > Download updates > Check new


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To set up your mp3 file as a ringtone, simply create a new folder on your SD Card and rename it "ringtones", without the quotes of course. (Do same for alarms, notifications and ui). After that, add your mp3 files to the folder. Go to "Setting--sound--phone ringtone", there, you will see your added mp3 file. Joseph Nwalor (Slow).


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Edit: Proof of theory is in testing it, so the reults are right on top to encourage making an informed decision while shopping for USB charging cables. Of late, I noticed that my Huawei Honor 6 device was charging slower and decided to replace USB charging cable. I bought these Tronsmart cables at a price comparable with budget cables. These are 20 AWG ...


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Have you tried moving your Apps to the SD Card? Go to Menu -> Settings -> Applications -> Manage applications -> Downloaded tab then tap on any 3rd-party app and then tap on the Move to SD card button (if available.) This should move most of the app to the card, thus freeing up space on the /data/ partition. Not all apps support this method, ...


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I'm not sure about the optical mouse specifically, but CyanogenMod does give you the option to alter the behavior of the various capacitive/hard buttons on the phone to some extent. In Settings->CyanogenMod Settings->Input you can set the long-press behavior of the home and menu buttons, and completely change the behavior of the search button. What I'...


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While it amounts to recommending major surgery for a small problem, CyanogenMod has customizable lock-screen controls. (My wife's G1 is configured to unlock when she pushes the menu button.) Of course this requires rooting, modding, and hardware buttons...but it's a solution.


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You've got to do 2 things: First, download the S-ON tool from unrevoked's site and run it according to the instructions. The main thing to keep on top of is the radio compatibility, particularly if you've flashed any of the Evo's radios to your Incredible. Once you're back to S-ON, flash the latest RUU. Right now, it's 4.08.605.2. This will replace the ...


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One of the three Incredibles we own had the same problem. It too was running MIUI. I found this thread on the MIUI forums. After changing the build.prop file as indicated in that thread the problem went away. Edit to add the following information: http://androidforums.com/incredible-all-things-root/447517-stop-update-notification.html Changed these ...


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Unless you have apps installed on the SD card, nothing on it should be permanent/critical. Any app that always relies on SD data being present is written badly. There may be some data you want to keep backed up, but that's up to you. It's impossible to say what will happen if you format the card and stick it back in empty, since it depends on every ...


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I deleted all the apps that couldn't be found. Then you can just install them again, like onik suggested. Apps that you purchased are linked to your account, so the market keeps track of them, even after deleting them. Purchases that you delete will be organized in the Not Installed section of your My Apps list.


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Here are the ports used by VPNs PPTP To allow PPTP tunnel maintenance traffic, open TCP 1723. To allow PPTP tunneled data to pass through router, open Protocol ID 47. L2TP over IPSec To allow Internet Key Exchange (IKE), open UDP 500. To allow IPSec Network Address Translation (NAT-T) open UDP 5500. To allow L2TP traffic, open UDP 1701.


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I dont think so that your need to have to Port if you are willing to use VPN on Android. You simply need to add the server name in the settings which will be given to you by your VPN Provider. However, i will advise you to configure the setting again on vpn android . It will surely works out as one of my friend has also faced such issues while connecting to ...


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I had this very same issue with my Incredible! I did everything you described and even flashed a newer Radio version to no avail. I got so frustrated I broke down and did a factory reset - for some reason it magically fixed my issue. I know it's the nuclear option here (as well as a popular catch-all answer) but I honestly think it's worth a shot. This also ...


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It could be your number being "blacklisted" on your wife's phone. There are a lot of apps on the playstore offering this feature, and some Android versions can do so on their own (just configure the contact in your contacts list correspondingly). So here's what you could do: check with your SIM card placed in some other phone (if that option exists; at ...


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In Cyanogen ROM there are options to tweak the auto brightness levels, including the "Buttons" level. Setting it to 255 for all brightness levels should keep them on all the time. It is also possible to add or remove brightness levels. http://chromloop.com/2011/06/how-to-optimize-the-automatic-backlight-settings-in-cyanogenmod-7/ Rooting and using a custom ...


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I would recommend not installing the update while you have root. The manufacturer of the device could have changed something in the update which stops the root from working either intentionally or unintentionally. If this is the case there is a risk that the phone will be bricked (i.e. stop working). I would recommend seeing if you can unroot the device then ...


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If your OS version is 2.2 or above you will have the option by default in the settings. Setting->Wireless & networks->Tethering & portable hotspot-> Tick Portable hotspot.


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