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How can I "split" the virtual keyboard when typing on a large display in landscape mode?
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Thumb Keyboard allows for this, as well as many other handy features which make it well worth the money Paid Version 7 Day Trial Version

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Can my Android device become - remotely and without my permission - a wiretap and get used as surveillance device?
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Yes. CarrierIQ, Smithlogger, HTC Logger, and a couple of other things are installed onto the device by the carriers. iPhones are stuck with CIQ, with nothing more than the mere delusion it isn't ...

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Does Bluetooth drain power when it's not in use?
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Yes. When it is on, but not in use, it continually scans for the device it has been previously paired with. This allows for it to do things like-- automagically connect to your car when you get in ...

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How to manually upload ringtones and notifications to DroidX?
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You don't need to make your own folders. The proper file to put the mp3s is /system/media/audio/ - where you will find folders for /alarms , /notifications , and /ringtones There are two things to ...

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Troubleshoot/ Tune Android performance / speed
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Well, if you are an advanced user, I would recommend rooting your device. The Tegra 2 is brick-proof, so you have nothing to fear. The XDA forums can help you with rooting and whatnot. But, if you ...

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How do I change the theme, (iconset) on a Galaxy S3 default launcher?
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Download Apex launcher-- It has full support for themes and transitions, icons, etc- For Icon packs, "ADW Icons" is a good keyword to use- since Apex will use ADW icons.

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Can I upgrade my HTC Wildfire's processor so I can run Android 2.3?
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You cannot upgrade the processor, however you can upgrade the kernel. Find your device on forum.xda-developers.com and read, read, read, read, and read some more. It may sound scary, with the risk ...

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How can I speed up GPS fixes?
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Download Faster Fix. Simple enough, right!? =D This helped me a lot on my HTC Sensation after flashing a different European ROM. I think it also helps if you set the Language to your region, even if ...

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How to watch a periodically shot image on other PC/Smartphone via Internet (no local WIFI)?
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Tasker is the way to go with this one. Or, I suppose Llama might do the trick for you as well -- As for the receiving end, automatically refreshing a browser window? You'd need a bit of javascript ...

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How long does the Android browser keep its history files for?
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To my knowledge-- all Android stock browsers will keep the history forever. Until the cache is manually wiped or wiped because of an OTA update -- since I'm pretty sure the updates wipe the cache ...

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How do I set a default application that gets used without enquiry?
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While it cannot switch the default app for something, Tasker can still do this. Llama may be able to do it also, but you'll have to set it up like this: Set the Stock Dialer as default. Make a ...

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Stock email client doesn't load email + images (screens provided)
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For the images, you should ramp up the "Size to Retrieve" value. Most images are in the ten or hundreds of kilobytes. For the sync- The first thing you should try is -- from the homescreen, Menu>...

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ICS Photo editor weird behavior
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Try using Aviary instead. It's an excellent photo-editor app with even more features than the default one, and it works for me, even when I flash experimental JB roms where the camera doesn't even ...

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Switching to TouchNooter home from Stock Home
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You can go to Settings>Manage Applications> All Applications> then, find & select the Home app--- scroll down, and select "Clear Defaults" The next time you press your home key, it will give you ...

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Can I use a radio firmware for GB (2.3.6) for my SGS1 (GT-I9000) if I have ICS installed?
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You do not want to do that. From my understanding, flashing an older radio than the one you currently have installed is a sure fire way to brick your phone. Besides, the latest radios are always ...

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Reply-by-SMS with Google Voice
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You should be able to go to Settings>Manage Applications>All Applications> Go to your MMS.apk, and reset the defaults. So long as you already have Google Voice installed on your phone, The next ...

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How to stop a text received from splitting up?
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in my experience the division of texts like this has more to do with the carrier. For instance, I am on T-Mo.. and texts I get from other T-Mo users are never split. This is not a limitation of the ...

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Can't Pull Bar to Mount Storage
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When you're done transferring these files, it is more important that you eject the device from the computer than it is for you to unmount the SD from the statusbar. Once your computer says the ...

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How can I change the behavior of the volume buttons vs. the orientation of the screen
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This feature is cooked into the ROM, itself, so it will be entirely dependent on what the chef cooked into the ROM. You can find ROMs such as CM9 and AOKP that have various options for the volume ...

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Samsung SII rom update
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Well- Things have changed- As of today, all you need to do is backup the .apk files to your SD card using the backup app of your choice (there are free ones like Astro-) And then get an app called ...

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Use Quick Responses with Google Voice
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Once you have Google Voice setup, you could try simply going to Settings>Apps>All Apps> MMS.apk - & Clear Defaults. Then, when you select a quick response, it should prompt you to use GVoice, ...

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email setup couldn't finish - couldn't open connection to server
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You can open up a command prompt and C:\ ping homecall.co.uk (Please correct me if that is not the correct windows command) to ensure that it isn't a server-fault, and if it isn't, then you'll need to ...

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Shell script to kill custom apps, run another app then restart killed apps?
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Fast Reboot will get the job done for you. Whenever you want to play your game, just launch Fast Reboot and then launch your game. It will free up some extra RAM without interfering with anything ...

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Call blocking with spoken message?
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Google Voice allows you to do this. You can make up to four different answering-recordings and specify who gets directed to which one, and that the called automatically gets directed to voicemail, ...

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Android customization Galaxy Note
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Only devices with NVIDIA Tegra chips in them can be completely restored to factory conditions. When you root your phone, the warranty is void, and there is no sending it back. You can Back-Up a ...

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What happened to real time tracking in Latitude?
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You can just press "refresh"-- and it will really give you second-by-second changes so long as the person you're looking at has their GPS on. If location is set to "Network"- then it only updates ...

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Android mail client not deleting emails on IMAP server
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You change the "Leave a copy on the server" option on the Android mail client.

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My phone thinks it's charging
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There is an application running with a WAKEUP flag. if you were rooted, a simple adb logcat would get to the bottom of it. But what it comes down to is uninstalling that app-- perhaps review the ...

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When making calls the screen turns off
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If you are rooted, you could ramp up the minimum CPU voltage when the screen is off. That will certainly fix your problem-- OR if you have a lot of applications running in the background all the ...

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Exchange ActiveSync on Android: All flavours of Android are not equals
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There is a default AOSP Email.apk that is easy to setup with Exchange--- I suppose you would have to be rooted in order to get the Email.apk into your /system/app But you can get one from: http://...

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