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- The F3 has a locked bootloader, so that makes it hard to do much with it. That’s why there aren’t any custom ROMs as far as I know, but you can still root it and make it a dramatically more useful handset. I just checked on LG’s website, and the only thing currently available for download that I saw was the USB driver.
2 days 22 hours ago
- This is easy to accomplish, and you already have all of the tools on your device. I can’t remember which was the first version of Android to support it, but if you go into your security settings then “encryption”, there should be an option to encrypt your SD card.
4 days 6 hours ago
- It’s actually very easy - use the Chome or Opera browser instead of the Android browser. I’m not certain which of the other browsers don’t use WebView, but those two don’t, so you should be fine even with an older version of Android.
2 weeks 1 day ago
- Hi, Chuck.
2 weeks 1 day ago
- I'm pretty much quoting an earlier answer I gave here, but it is still valid. You didn't mention what type of device you are using, and this answer is specific to Android. Hopefully it helps: If you are rooted, or are willing to root your device, you should be able to use a file manager (ASTRO, Root Browser, etc.) to find the WiFi password.
2 weeks 2 days ago
- More people should be aware of how broad the permissions they are granting to the apps they install.
2 weeks 3 days ago
- Nothing has been officially confirmed, as far as I know, but most rumors suggest that LG will be providing the Nexus 6. LG made the Nexus 4 and 5, so they have a solid track record. I think there is a chance that it will be Samsung, since Google and Samsung have been working together a little better lately, but the smart money is still on LG.
2 weeks 3 days ago
- One of the valid knocks against Android for a long time was was that devices that were speedy at first started to slow down and exhibit noticeable lag. In great part this was because there was no native trim function build in.
2 weeks 4 days ago
- With the latest update to BlackBerry 10, 10.2.1, you can install Android apps easily on BlackBerry phones. I’m not sure if all carriers have rolled 10.2.1 out yet, but everyone should have it soon.
3 weeks 8 hours ago
- Don’t hold your breath...everything I’ve heard indicates that the new Nokia Android phone will not be for US markets. It is almost certainly a low end Android device that was built to a price point, not the flagship products that Nokia is capable of making.
3 weeks 2 days ago
- Yes, there are a number of apps on Play, including FaxFile, eFax, iFax, FaxPro, etc. As far as I know, yes, you still do have to pay to send faxes still. I look forward to the day when we are finally free of the fax machine, but I guess that we aren’t quite there yet.
4 weeks 1 day ago
- It’s officially still under development, and don’t forget that Intel is also partnered with Samsung to develop Tizen. However, what need is there to fork an open source OS like Android? Does Samsung want to make the equivalent of Kindle Fires?
4 weeks 2 days ago
- This is a known issue, but I’m not sure how widespread it is. If you do a search for “white screen of death” you will find other people are experiencing it. Oddly, the color of the “SOD” varies between devices. I can tell your iPhone is a black one, because white iPhones have a white screen of death with a black Apple logo.
5 weeks 8 hours ago
- In addition to carefully editing the images later, and I still prefer Photoshop or GIMP for this, you could add a lens to really step up the quality. Sony makes a lens attachment, the DSC-QX10 that will improve the quality of your shots and give you 10x optical zoom while setting you back around $500.
7 weeks 2 days ago
- PRL stands for Preferred Roaming List, and is essentially just a database of towers in your general area and the assets of those towers (3G, 4G, LTE, WiMax, etc.). It also tells your device what it can use, roaming authority, stuff like that.
7 weeks 4 days ago
- Since you are rooted, you can download an app called "Disable Service" from Play Store Install and open it, then go to System Apps>Google Services Framework. Uncheck "SystemUpdateService" and restart your device. No more OTA updates pushed onto your device.
8 weeks 7 hours ago
- wstark answers Re: Has Windows Phone finally established itself as a viable choice in the mobile arena?Windows Phone share of the US market has nearly doubled in the past year, but that sounds a lot more impressive until you look at the numbers. The increase was from 2.6% market share in 11/12 to 4.7% in 11/13.
8 weeks 2 days ago
- The way Play Music works, it caches the songs that you listen to in storage, so you actually save data because you don’t have to re-stream the songs that you have already listened to. It also makes the app work a little faster, since you can start playback immediately. Unfortunately, that eats up a lot of storage, as you have noticed.
8 weeks 2 days ago
- Assuming you have iOS7, it automatically groups email accounts so you can do it easily. Just open your Contacts, then tap the Groups button. Your email accounts will be listed there, and you can remove the check by whichever email account it is that you want to exclude.
8 weeks 3 days ago
- You might be able to do it with Mini-Tool, but the easiest way is to simply re-insert the microSD card in your device, go into system settings>storage and then scroll down to the bottom where you should see “erase SD card.” This means what it says, it will erase everything, so make sure you have backed up anything you want to keep.
9 weeks 4 days ago
- There are at least three players in every update: the manufacturer, Google and the carrier. This means that there are a lot of steps that have to be taken by a lot of people. With so many different devices out there, the current update model practically mandates that it takes a long time for updates to be released, if ever.
9 weeks 4 days ago
- If you lost messages that were stored on the device, you might be out of luck. There are a lot of questionable apps out there that promise to recover them, and I don’t know the one you mentioned. There is one called Dr. Fone Wondershare that I’ve heard a few positive things about, but I’ve never tried it myself.
10 weeks 4 hours ago
- UICC is essentially a next-gen SIM card, and has applications beyond GSM networks. In your case, it is probably being used to enable 4G/LTE, since one of the things it does is identify what type of device you are using and your plan. It can also store your contacts so you can easily transfer them from device to device.
10 weeks 3 days ago
- I can’t see the screen image, so I’m going to take a guess and say it’s the splash screen. Are you certain that the battery totally discharged (I assume that you can’t pull the battery)? It might be worth trying again, just to be sure.
11 weeks 1 day ago
- I have both rooted and non-rooted devices, and for me both are the right answer. My Nexus 7, for example, is not rooted. It has the latest version of Android, is fast and smooth, and doesn’t have annoying interface overlays or bloatware installed that I can’t get rid of.
12 weeks 1 day ago
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