Category Archive: Android

Dec 15

Unread Messages from Talk on Android lockscreen

In this post I will show you, how to turn your lockscreen into an information dashboard for missed calls and unread sms, mails, chat messages or upcoming events. At the end, it will look like the image on the right. Click on it to get a larger view. (I’m sorry that it’s in German. But …

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Nov 04

Solve freezing problem of Google Maps on Froyo 2.2

About a few months ago, I got the official update to Android 2.2 from Motorola. Everything was alright, except Google Maps. Everytime I use parts of the app, my Defy freezes a short time afterwards. Use the navigation: after about 30 km the phone freezes. View, where you are: after the third time the phone …

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Nov 01

Update preinstalled Swype version

When you buy a Motorola Defy and update it to the latest official available version, you have Swype in version 2.25. The lastest official available beta is 3.26, which more than one year of development ahead. The input method has improved a lot, so I understand everybody who demands on a new software update. But …

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Oct 30

Root a Defy without a desktop pc using Gingerbreak

There are many one-click solutions for an instant root on your smartphone, such as SuperOneClick, z4root and Universal Androot. Some programms work only with a limited number of devices or only for specific Android versions. Please check their websites or threads on xda-developers to find the best solution for yourself. In this blogpost, I will …

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Oct 28

Get a backup! (without root)

When you talk about backup and Android smartphones, you will often come upon Titanium Backup. This is unambiguously the most enthused about mentioned app, I’ve ever heard of. The problem: It requires root. There might be a lot of reasons, why someone doesn’t need root permissions and also I took a long time to think …

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Oct 26

Considerations before rooting a Motorola Defy

I had been struggling with myself for a long time, until I decided to root my Motorola Defy. Usually I “never change a running system” and I would not have rooted the device, if I had not had significant problems. 1st problem: The preinstalled Swype has version 2.25, available is 3.26. Motorola, Y U NO …

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Oct 11

Add Widgetsoid buttons to notification bar

I’m using Widgetsoid nearly since the beginning of my smartphone career. It’s an essential app for me, and worth trying for everyone, who want to switch settings (e.g. turning GPS on and off) quickly. In fact, I was satisfied yet until I saw a screenshot in another forum. There, the settings are included in the …

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