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Default [Guide]Tips and Ticks

These are General Tips and Tricks,.for advanced level Tips,Tricks, how to root etc go here:


Access the scientific calculator

To access the scientific calculator, rotate
the phone to landscape mode.
The calculator will change to a scientific

End a phone call by pressing the Power button

Rather than having to locate the hang up
icon on the screen after each call, you can
quickly end a call by pressing the Power
button. It will not turn off the screen
To enable this, go to Settings - Accessibility
- Power button ends call.
Note: Depending on which firmware you
are running, you may need to update your
firmware to see this feature.

Tether your laptop or computer to your phone

You can tether your computer or laptop to
your phone so that the PC uses the
phone's 3G or 4G connection.
To do this, connect the phone to your PC
via USB cable. If a screen appears saying
Choose a connection type, then select USB
tethering and you should be able to start
surfing straight away. If it doesn't then
press the Home key to go into normal
mode. Then go to Menu - Settings -
Wireless and network - Tethering and
portable hotspots. Then tick USB tethering.
Your computer should then install the
relevant drivers. To test, simply open your
browser and start surfing.
Another alternative if the above doesn't
work is to use an App called PdaNet.
Before you install this App, you will need to
go to Menu - Settings - Applications -
Development. Then tick the option which
says USB Debugging. Then download both
the App and the software for your
computer. Once they are both installed run
PdaNet on your laptop and then on your
phone. Follow any other instructions to
complete the process.
Warning: Some carriers will tell you that
tethering is not allowed in their contract.
You should still be able to use the above
techniques, but be aware that your carrier
may not be happy. Also, if you are not on
an unlimited data plan, be sure you do not
use too much data through your laptop or
computer as you may incur extra charges.

Accents and special characters

If you want to type non-English letters (eg
those with an accent), long-press on the
relevant letter. A list of options will appear
for you to select

Add email or phone number from text

To add an email or phone number to your
contacts from a text message, you can
long-press on the email / phone number.
Then select Add to contacts.

Adding pauses when dialling

To add pauses when dialing numbers, or
storing numbers in your contacts, then
insert a comma ( , ) when entering the
This will pause the dialling for about 2

Allow swear words in voice recognition

To allow swear words in voice recognition,
go to Settings - Voice input & output -
Voice recognition settings. Then untick
Block offensive words.
By default, the phone will actually
recognise swear words, but will insert x's
instead of the word.

Change your default font(root required, read line on top)

To change your default font, you need to
download a third-party app because
Android does not have a built-in way of
changing fonts
There are two good Apps that allow you to
change fonts:
Font Changer - There is a free version and a
paid version. The paid version allows you to
change the screen density and allows you
to preview the font. You can also change a
few other options.

Custom ringtones, alarms, sms notifications

To use custom ringtones for your phone
ringtone, your alarm or your text message
notification, simply copy an MP3 file to one
of the following folders:
If they don't already exist, then create a
new folder.
The file will then show up when you want
to change your ringtones.
For Ringtones go to Settings - Sound -
Phone ringtone
For Text Messages go to - Settings - Sound
- Notification ringtone
For Alarm, set the sound when you add a
new alarm

Increase Internal Memory
see this:
or-if u have adb in pc then,
adb shell
$ pm SetInstallLocation 2

Help, I have forgotten my unlock pattern

If you have forgotten your custom unlock
pattern, then don't panic.
After 5 unsuccessful tries a button should
appear saying 'Forgot pattern'. Press this
and you will be asked to enter your Gmail
The phone will then ask for a new unlock
pattern. If you don't have a Gmail account,
then you might have to either call your
carrier or factory reset your phone:
1.Take out the battery
2.Press the volume down button+power to boot in recovery mode
3.scroll using volume keys
4.Scroll to factory reset and press power button
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