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I've had a little look at this now that Android 4.2 source is out. It turns out that HDR isn't done by the camera app itself, it's a scene mode that needs to be supported by the operating system implementation and/or drivers. The camera app will remove the HDR button if: You're not on API level 17 (Android 4.2) or above, or; Camera.Parameters....


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Check the firmware version of your device: Open your favourite File Manager; Access the /system folder; Locate and open a file called build.prop; Find the line that starts with ro.product.name. Whatever comes after the equals sign =, that's the firmware you have. The different variants and their meaning: Below there's an updated list of the known ...


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On the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, you can add the Android built-in "Power Control" widget to your screen, this has a one-click button for turning Wifi on and off on the left-hand end of the bar. (screen shot is from the home screen of my Galaxy Nexus, but this power bar has been built-in to Android since at least v1.6, though some manufacturer customizations do ...


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AFAIK, the vibrator motor that are used in the phones are called Q-Coin motor as they are in a shape of a coin. They are of permanent magnet type accepting two leads for positive and negative DC voltages. The circuitry that operate this motor just can switch on the motor for a specific period of time and can change its rotation direction. All other ...


8

Go into Settings | Data usage. Then in the Mobile tab, you'll find a list of the applications that have recently used data. Click on any of these applications and there will be a checkbox to restrict background data while the phone is using a mobile connection (as opposed to wifi). I'm not aware of a way to control the sync frequency.


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adbcontrol can do this. It opens a window containing the phone screen on your computer, so you can use it when the phone screen is broken, and you can click and type in the window to control the phone. To install adbcontrol do: wget http://marian.schedenig.name/wp-content/uploads/adbcontrol.zip unzip adbcontrol.zip Now edit config.properties and change: ...


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It seems like others have had this problem as well: http://www.reddit.com/r/GalaxyNexus/comments/19y0a9/galaxy_nexus_screen_turn_on_durring_lock_screen/ http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/mobile/PA5JZH-Oj4o http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=39625 It is a bug in Android 4.2, specifically with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. I imagine ...


7

You actually can enable both of those features while in airplane mode. They get turned off automatically when you first enable airplane mode, but there's nothing that prevents you from re-enabling them:


7

The answer is simple: Do not close apps when possible! Android takes care of app managemnt by leaving them stick around (which is not necessary in memory) when possibile allowing faster startup times and resumption where you left. Swiping out a app of the recent app list is similar too closing it, but not the same.


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Install a sensor app like AndroSens or AndroSensor. They both are able to show you the proximity information. Note: The sensor only distinguishes between near and far proximity (0-5cm and >=5cm usually). It is OK that you won't get accurate distance measurements.


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This looks like it could be an issue with certain background services malfunctioning. Try observing the background services and disable some of them to see if you might hit the culprit. To do it in a way that is less hit and miss, there are several battery app in the market or you can use ICS native battery monitor to see if there are anything that are ...


7

Alternatively, my default recommendation for cases like this: Tasker. Use a profile like this (abstract): Condition: App (select "Youtube", and optionally other apps you would like to have autorotate turned on) Task: Display->Display Rotation: Set On This way, whenever one of the selected apps runs in foreground, autorotate is turned on -- and as soon as ...


6

From a developers point of view (my point of view): Application's on Android work a specific way, they all have their own life cycle, the main ones we are talking about here is when the application is paused, or stopped (onPause, onStop) and when the application is destroyed (onDestroy), these two states are brought to light in different ways, onPause is ...


6

My solution, which seems to be working so far, is quite related to what was proposed by t0mm13b. That proposal was to adjust the DHCP settings. However, my router is quite limited in functionality and it's impossible to adjust wifi settings on it. Insane, I know. So, I set my phone to use a static IP address instead of using DHCP. So far, so good.


6

On the Nexus 7 there's not a separate menu option for "Reboot into safe mode". You have to long press on "Power off" and then the safe mode dialog appears. I'd try that, since I imagine it would work the same way if the GNex supports it.


6

Both /data and /sdcard are erased when you do fastboot oem unlock. So you lose not just files on the "SD card", but all installed applications and their internal settings and data. Yes, you can use adb backup to backup your data and then restore it later, either with adb restore or Titanium Backup Pro. However, when I did this (using adb restore), my MMS ...


6

As life of LCD screen is measured in hours of its usage, keeping screen turned on does consume some of its life hours. But, average life of LCD screens range from 30,000 hours to 60,000 hours, so I don't think it would a matter to you.


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You can add the Power Control widget to the home screen to control those functions. Open the app drawer, find the Power Control widget, long press and drag it to the home screen. There are also many widgets in the market that offer expanded functionality when compared to the stock widget.


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To fix this issue, set TitaniumBackup to use the legacy path. The easiest way to do this is to go into TitaniumBackup, press "Menu" and then "Preferences". "Backup folder location" a bit down and click it. Click "DETECT!" and TitaniumBackup will ask you where to scan for backup locations. It's very important that you here choose to scan your whole device and ...


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Technically yes, but you need a Lightning to micro USB adapter, like this one.


5

Just install - Contact Vibrate From the description: Set a different vibration for each of your contacts and know who is it. Set a different a vibration for each of your contacts Know who is calling or texting you, just feeling it ! When you receive a phone call or a text message (SMS or MMS) Contact Vibrate will respond vibrating differently for every ...


5

This feature is called "fast charge", and it charges your device slightly faster by disabling the USB data capability. It's not available in the stock ROM that I know of, so you need a ROM and a kernel that you know supports this. I'm using AOKP with the Franco kernel and it works great on my Galaxy Nexus, so you could try that. (There's even a quick toggle ...


5

Your question is bit unclear to me. Still I am trying to answer. Almost all the Android phones these days (including Galaxy Nexus - GNex) have a micro-USB charging and data-syncing port. So they can be connected to your computer using a micro-USB to standard USB cable. Like most other phones, GNex also comes with a micro-USB to standard USB cable and a wall ...


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Funny thing is: Blowing into the phones USB solved the problem for me. Maybe you try that =D


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Make sure your google acct doesn't sync picasa photos. .. Then go to settings > application manager > all apps > gallery > clear data and cache. Deletes the synced album. Similarly you can clear all synchronised data from Gmail also. In settings->Accounts->Google->your account, you can uncheck all options. So your Google details will not get synchronised......


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Go to Settings > About phone > Model number, and see which one matches: Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Maguro; GSM/HSPA+) - GT-I9250 Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Toro; Verizon; CDMA/LTE) - SGH-I515 Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Toro Plus; Sprint; CDMA/LTE) - SPH-L700 Edit #1: You can also check the back casing if it has Verizon (toro) or Sprint (toroplus) written on it. ...


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The devices which were bought from Google Play are takju and the ones from Samsung are akju. I think your phone is yakju (Google Play didn't sell Devices in India). Takju gets all updates directly from Google. If you want to get all updates from Google at the time of release you have to convert to takju. How Can you do that Please follow below to convert ...


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I found this to be the easiest way: adb shell pm list packages find my apps package "my.package.name" adb shell pm path my.package.name adb pull /data/app/my.package.name Thanks for your answers though!


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No, they don't behave differently if you don't use the original charger. I have a Samsung phone that has never even seen its original charger, along with some Nexus devices in similar conditions, and they don't suffer from slowdown or anything like this. More likely, your phone is running low on internal storage, or you've recently installed an app that ...


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To use "root powers", an app needs to explicitly request those from the system. To my knowledge, Astro File Manager does not include this feature, but e.g. ES File Explorer does. For most of the newer/updated apps, you can tell that by their permissions: if those include android.permission.ACCESS_SUPERUSER, they request "root powers". Alas: as this ...


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