Android Questions & Answers

This is a common question by those who have just rooted their phones. What apps, ROMs, benefits, etc. do I get from rooting? What should I be doing now?

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I have a Google Nexus One with Android 2.2. I didn't like the default SMS-application so I installed Handcent-SMS. Now when I get an SMS, I get notified twice. How can I fix this?

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Moto Droid v1 disabling primary Wireless AP

asked Sep 13 2010 19:19 on android

I have a Motorola DROID v1 that is running Froyo (2.2). I've noticed that if my device sleeps for a while, when I wake it up it will not attempt to connect to the wireless AP in my home. When I go to the wireless settings section, I see a note next to the AP entry that says 'disabled'. If I click the entry and select 'connect', it connects right away. It will remain connected until the next longish sleep, when it is again marked as disabled.

Is there any way to prevent this AP entry from being marked as disabled?

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How do I send a contact via SMS?

asked Sep 13 2010 19:21 on android

I would like to send two contacts (name+phone nr) to one of my contacts. This is a simple menu-option on my old Sony Ericsson.

How can I do this on Android?

I'm not in the same building as the receiver so I can not use Bluetooth.

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Do I really need to install a task manager?

asked Sep 13 2010 19:21 on android

Does one really need to install a task manager? My phone does slowdown on rare occasions but it's not something that hampers regular usage.

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When I receive a text message to my Google voice number, I get a notification from my text application, as well as the Google Voice application. It would seem that the message is being forwarded to my cell number, but I've turned off text forwarding in the Voicemail & Text settings. Is there another setting that I am missing?

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How do I keep my wi-fi on in sleep mode

asked Sep 13 2010 19:23 on android

When I am downloading large files I need to stop my phone from sleeping , how do I keep my wi-fi on when the phone is in sleep mode.

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Clock Replacements for Motorola Droid Docking Station

asked Sep 13 2010 19:23 on android

I have a Motorola Droid (v1) and a docking station. When the phone is docked, it automatically runs the Clock app, which isn't very configurable. Are there any alternatives to the Clock app, or is there any way to configure the phone to run a different app while docked?

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How do I properly install a system app given its .apk?

asked Sep 13 2010 19:27 on android

I removed a system app (com.android.mms) and I have the .apk needed to restore it, however it won't install through the standard channels (running the .apk gives me "application not installed"). What's the proper way to install a system app's .apk?

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How to root a Samsung Spica

asked Sep 13 2010 19:29 on android

How do I go about rooting my Samsung Spica?

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On the bottom of the home screen there is an icon for EMail. I don't ever want to use the default Email app. I only use GMail and would rather use the Google GMail app. How do I change where the icon goes and how do I remove/disable the other app?

att captivate home screen

at&t Captivate (Galaxy S)

Android 2.1

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I've unzipped zip files for custom kernels and noticed that the majority of the files that are being applied are in a /kernel folder. However that folder is unlisted when listing the root directories using both Root Explorer and ES File Explorer. Where is this /kernel folder?

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How do you remove pre-installed apps on a rooted phone?

asked Sep 13 2010 19:31 on android

I have a rooted Nexus One and want to remove some of the pre-installed applications, like Amazon MP3, for example.

What is the best way to do this?

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Usually I like to bring my Android phone with me when going abroad. But I use it very carefully because I know that it is very expensive to consume data traffic and roaming fees, when I'm abroad.

How do I best use my Android without getting expensive bills when coming home again?

Is there any specific settings that I should do? Any good applications or other tips that can be useful when going abroad?

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How do I change the name of my Android device?

asked Sep 13 2010 19:31 on android

My Android device is the Nexus One. But this should apply to all current Android devices.

How do I change the name of my Android device?

When I connect to my wireless router's client tables, my android devices is listed for example as: android_1234567890abedfc. I'd like to give it a more readable name.

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How do I uninstall an application?

asked Sep 13 2010 19:31 on android

If I want to completely uninstall an application from the home screen or list of applications; how do I do it?

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Where to find an original Android image?

asked Sep 13 2010 19:32 on android

Possible Duplicate:
Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device?

I have found many custom ROMs for download. But now I want to use the official ROM for my phone. Is there any way to do it without a NAndroid backup?

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Can I Update my T-Mobile G1 (Also known as the HTC Dream) so it runs Android 2? Is it possible to do this without rooting the phone?

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How do I share my wifi with my ipod or netbook

asked Sep 13 2010 19:33 on android

If my home network is down or if I am traveling, how do I use my phone to access the internet. Basically how would I tether it to my other devices.

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How to monitor the amount of data traffic?

asked Sep 13 2010 19:35 on android

I would like to monitor how much data-traffic I use. How?

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