Problems and Solutions

Solutions to the problems and headaches that sometimes accompany Android.

Nexus S 4G…Good Battery Life After All?

For the past month I’ve been the proud owner of a Nexus S 4G from Sprint (a.k.a. Sexus S because you gotta admit…the phone is pretty dang sexy) and have experienced average battery life during day to day usual. I’ve read some people comment that they’ve been getting upwards of 16+ hours on their device,…

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Fix Your Sprint Visual Voicemail on Your Rooted Device

The great thing about having a rooted device is that you can take off all of the unwanted apps that come on your phone, but can’t be uninstalled due to the carrier’s restrictions.  However, a great app to put back on your phone is the visual voicemail.  It’s great being able to check your voicemail…

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Correct Problems with Inaccurate Android Picture Gallery Thumbnails

If you’ve ever gone into your picture gallery and clicked on a picture, but then your phone ended up showing you a different one…or your gallery has previews of pictures that you know you deleted a while ago…or any other strange problems in your picture gallery, then this is the fix for you. I’m running…

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Temple Tips: Is Your Droid No Longer Playing Music?

Image by nino63004 via Flickr Is your Droid or Droid 2 suddenly no longer playing your music, mp3s, songs, or ringtones?  If you’re trying to play one of the aforementioned items and you’ve suddenly started receiving the error that says “Sorry, the player does not support this type of audio file,” then this is the…

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Not Receiving Text Messages on Rooted Phone

I had this issue happen to me several times and it was driving me absolutely insane.  I could send text messages but I was unable to receive them.  I even tried sending a test text message to myself and nothing.  Nada.  To solve this, create a backup of your current setup using the included ROM…

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Rooting: Transforming my HTC Hero into a SuperHero

When I first got my HTC Hero in May from the Sprint store, I was ecstatic. I finally got to move cut myself away from Big Red‘s (Verizon Wireless) expensive contract clutches and switch to the wonderfully yellow world of Sprint. I was previously stuck with the Samsung SCH-i760 widows mobile phone when I was…

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Calibrating Your Battery for Android Device

After rooting my phone, I figured I wanted to get the most out of my new SuperHero by getting the battery to last as long as possible. I searched for apps and everything under the sun, with the most simple solution being calibrating the battery. This can be done for all Android devices, rooted only…

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HTC Hero (Sprint) Error: Sync is Currently Experiencing Problems

The Problem:Over the past two or three weeks, my Hero had constantly been syncing my contacts. This hadn’t always been the case but the sync icon showed up continuously every few minutes, despite the fact that I had not added any recent contacts. The issue caused significant draining of my battery, which you can imagine…

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