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Default [Android] ANDROID FAQs thread, check here first, please contribute

This is an FAQ thread, where you can find a list of common questions and answers. I couldn't fit it all in my signature, so figured a thread would be a better place. In general this isn't a place to ask questions; there is an Android Vogue port help desk for asking questions. I really don't care if you ask questions here and will probably answer them, but better to keep things organized.

Purpose of this thread is to have a list of frequently asked questions that link to answers. I will start off the list with a number of questions that I answer all the time. Other helpful people or devs that find themselves answering the same question over and over again, either a) post a link or b) pm me a link to a well described and organized answer and I will add it to this first post; you can also just post the well described and organized answer below. I'll make categories as the need arises. We have answers to just about every question, however they can be hard to find spread out between different threads, so this thread is the launching point to find them.

Also, this is a vogue forum. Feel free to link this in the android kaiser, nike, polaris forums etc, however I won't be linking to wifi answers and the like unless there is an uprising for me writing this

ANDROID FAQs - MENU - just keep scrolling down, or click the links
1. General questions - post #2
2. Android on NAND (i.e. replacing windows mobile with android) - post #3
3. Android from the microSD card (running both windows mobile and android on your phone) - post #4
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GENERAL

1. android button layout

2. android resolutions - what gives?

3. how to change android ROMs

4. how to install a ROM update

5. android market problems (can't see all free apps, or can't see paid apps)

6. I can't change from portrait to landscape using longpress power

7. how do I connect my phone to my computer? adb, usb mass storage

8. how to install applications without a data plan

9. where do I find all the files to get this to run?

10. my battery life sucks in Android. can I make it last longer?

11. how to calibrate your screen

12. Verizon GPS (thx mrkite38 for the link)
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Android on NAND (i.e. replacing windows mobile)

1. how do I flash android to NAND - the noob guide from ground zero, see also this guide by corbs808 (thx)

2. how do I get windows mobile back? (see bottom of post, under "OTHER NOTES")

3. how to change android ROMs

4. how to install a ROM update

5. how do I change resolution?

6. complete how to guide in kaiser forum, most of it applies to vogue as well, currently written for old rootfs method; includes setting up for running from SD, partitioning, and changing builds. (thx loserskater)
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Android from the microSD card (i.e. both windows and android on your phone)

1. how do I install android to the microSD card - the noob guide (thx umbilicalbungee)

2. how to change android ROMs

3. how to install a ROM update

5. how do I change resolution?

6. how do I partition my card if i want to run off an ext2 partition? (thx intimidatorx31) or here (thx loserskater)
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Retired:[ HTC Shooter EVO 3D ][ water damage by wife ]
Retired:[ HTC Supersonic EVO 4G ][ still works (because I didn't let my wife use it) ]
Retired:[ HTC Vogue Touch ]
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Retired:[ HTC Jewel EVO 4G LTE ][ water damage by wife ]
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Retired:[ HTC Jewel EVO 4G LTE ][ water damage by wife ]
Retired:[ HTC Shooter EVO 3D ][ water damage by wife ]
Retired:[ HTC Supersonic EVO 4G ][ still works (because I didn't let my wife use it) ]
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Default changing resolution when running from microSD card (ext2 or regular)

When running from the microSD card, resolution is stored in the default.txt file in /sdcard/andboot/. you'll need to edit that file one of two ways:
1. use a windows mobile program like Total commander to go to the file and edit the settings
2. connect your phone to your computer using activesync or USB mass storage while in windows, and edit the file using wordpad

Go to the second to last line in the file. note, some text editors will not see the hard returns in the file and lists them instead as little boxes; this won't affect the functioning of the file, but makes it harder to read. wordpad and total commander read it fine. the second to last line should look something like this:
Code:
set cmdline "ppp.nostart=0 mddi.width=240 mddi.height=320 msm_sdcc.msmsdcc_fmax=32000000 pm.sleep_mode=0 no_console_suspend"
change the width and height to meet your needs. see here for a discussion on different resolutions and their merits.
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Retired:[ HTC Jewel EVO 4G LTE ][ water damage by wife ]
Retired:[ HTC Shooter EVO 3D ][ water damage by wife ]
Retired:[ HTC Supersonic EVO 4G ][ still works (because I didn't let my wife use it) ]
Retired:[ HTC Vogue Touch ]
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