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Old December 18th, 2011, 06:10 PM   #151 (permalink)
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I wanted to remind everyone of an app that I believe will become increasingly handy as time goes on. I awoke this morning to my notification bar being drowned in advertisements and realized I had forgot to download Addons Detector. For those who have never used it, it simply shows you what apps you've downloaded that have certain abilities. The most crucial, imo, is that of the "Push Notifications". If you have an app that has this permission, you're sure to receive a fair amount of ads that pop up as notifications.

The app does not have the power to delete said apps, however it will allow you to click on the name of it, which opens up the app info page (where you can choose to uninstall). More and more apps are gaining these permissions. Unless you go so far as to download something contained in these ads, I do not believe you have anything to worry about as far as a virus is concerned, however if you are annoyed at the very sight of these ads (as I am), don't forget to download Addons Detector. There is also an open-source version of the app called Airpush Detector that would work as well.

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After you've set up your face unlock, you can go back into "Security" and click on "Improve face matching." There, you can set additional "faces" (e.g., with glasses, hats, different angles, different lighting, etc.) I've found that after adding several faces, the face unlocking is even more accurate.
I am blown away by how well Face Unlock works! I was worried after seeing those failed demos online before the phone came out. However, in my experience, it works both quickly and accurately in all kinds of lighting (obviously not complete darkness, but works well even in low light). Obviously, it's not the most secure lock option since it can be fooled by a photo, but it's very slick.
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I'm very sorry if this has been asked already, but does anyone know how to get light flow to allow other apps to use the light function? I'm loving light flow, but want my Astrid Task app to also blink. Any work around? As always, thank you?
I'm wondering this as well. As much as I love Lightflow, I had to stop using it because it completely takes control of the LED light, even for apps it doesn't support or ones you don't want it to use.

For example, I turned Lightflow off for K-9 email because K-9 itself allows different colors for each mail account (which Lightflow doesn't do). But if I have Lightflow installed, K-9's LED control does not work and there is no notification LED.

Similarly, Google Voice is not in Lightflow that I've seen, but it has it's own LED notification options. However, with Lightflow installed, they don't seem to work (the LED light does not blink with Lightflow installed).

In summary, Lightflow is great for the apps its supports, but it completely disables the LED for anything outside of Lightflow.
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I'm wondering this as well. As much as I love Lightflow, I had to stop using it because it completely takes control of the LED light, even for apps it doesn't support or ones you don't want it to use.

For example, I turned Lightflow off for K-9 email because K-9 itself allows different colors for each mail account (which Lightflow doesn't do). But if I have Lightflow installed, K-9's LED control does not work and there is no notification LED.

Similarly, Google Voice is not in Lightflow that I've seen, but it has it's own LED notification options. However, with Lightflow installed, they don't seem to work (the LED light does not blink with Lightflow installed).

In summary, Lightflow is great for the apps its supports, but it completely disables the LED for anything outside of Lightflow.

I can't speak for K-9, but found out that the paid version covers Astrid. The paid version covers a few more apps too, so I bought it, but I don't think K-9 was one of them.
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I'm wondering this as well. As much as I love Lightflow, I had to stop using it because it completely takes control of the LED light, even for apps it doesn't support or ones you don't want it to use.

For example, I turned Lightflow off for K-9 email because K-9 itself allows different colors for each mail account (which Lightflow doesn't do). But if I have Lightflow installed, K-9's LED control does not work and there is no notification LED.

Similarly, Google Voice is not in Lightflow that I've seen, but it has it's own LED notification options. However, with Lightflow installed, they don't seem to work (the LED light does not blink with Lightflow installed).

In summary, Lightflow is great for the apps its supports, but it completely disables the LED for anything outside of Lightflow.
I just thought the LED was too crappy to not have Light Flow going. Before I bought the pro version, I probably saw the LED flash once, maybe twice, in two days. It wasn't flashing for texts, emails or anything... not consistently at least. I had triple checked the settings to ensure I had everything on correctly, so I know that wasn't the issue. I wasn't the only one either, as a couple people I know experienced similar issues and it was a common complaint in the threads.

So while I agree that I'd prefer to have it not disable the stock options, I just think it's perfect now that all of the alerts I truly care about work without hesitation. This is obviously just a preference thing and should be decided by each user. Possibly if an upgrade claimed it fixed the LED notifications, I'd consider tucking Light Flow away for a rainy day, but for now I'm really enjoying the different vibration patterns, colors and flash speeds for individual apps.
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When your screen times out, is the only way to get back to active screen by just clicking the on switch on right side of phone?

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Two questions I have since playing with my Gnex:

1) How do you get to the downloads from within the browser? This used to be easy in the stock Gingerbread browser, but I see no option in the new stock browser. The only way I can get to the downloads is to go the app called "Downloads" from the drawer. Seems like an annoying way to get to it.

2) One feature I miss from Cyanogen is that I can have the phone prompt me for security unlocks only after a set time. So if I pick up the phone, unlock it using face or pattern and then turn it off -- when I pick it up 10 seconds later, it should go right to the screen without prompting for unlock. In CM7 I could tell it not to prompt for security until 10 minutes had gone by. Any thoughts on this?
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Two questions I have since playing with my Gnex:

1) How do you get to the downloads from within the browser? This used to be easy in the stock Gingerbread browser, but I see no option in the new stock browser. The only way I can get to the downloads is to go the app called "Downloads" from the drawer. Seems like an annoying way to get to it.

2) One feature I miss from Cyanogen is that I can have the phone prompt me for security unlocks only after a set time. So if I pick up the phone, unlock it using face or pattern and then turn it off -- when I pick it up 10 seconds later, it should go right to the screen without prompting for unlock. In CM7 I could tell it not to prompt for security until 10 minutes had gone by. Any thoughts on this?
2 is definitely in the settings, sorry i don't remember which, i believe under security and then under lock
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2 is definitely in the settings, sorry i don't remember which, i believe under security and then under lock
I looked. Couldn't find anything that allows the security to go into effect only after a set period.
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Two questions I have since playing with my Gnex:

1) How do you get to the downloads from within the browser? This used to be easy in the stock Gingerbread browser, but I see no option in the new stock browser. The only way I can get to the downloads is to go the app called "Downloads" from the drawer. Seems like an annoying way to get to it.

2) One feature I miss from Cyanogen is that I can have the phone prompt me for security unlocks only after a set time. So if I pick up the phone, unlock it using face or pattern and then turn it off -- when I pick it up 10 seconds later, it should go right to the screen without prompting for unlock. In CM7 I could tell it not to prompt for security until 10 minutes had gone by. Any thoughts on this?
1) I'll play around with it, but I use Dolphin Browser HD, so it might not be the same. Why not just open Downloads before going into your Browser, then it'll be in your recent apps menu?

2)Sorry, can't help you there... I'll get back to you on #1 if I find something easier than what I already suggested.
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I am coming from a Omnia (win 6.5). On that phone if I clicked on a contact in phonebook I got options to call, sms, mms, email. On my Gnex if I click on a name in the contact list it automatically starts to dial their number. How do i text etc.. I know there is prob a simple answer. thanks all
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I am coming from a Omnia (win 6.5). On that phone if I clicked on a contact in phonebook I got options to call, sms, mms, email. On my Gnex if I click on a name in the contact list it automatically starts to dial their number. How do i text etc.. I know there is prob a simple answer. thanks all
Are you looking at your contacts through the phone app or the people app? I believe the phone app will automatically make a phone call when you tap their name, while the people app will open their contact information and you can text from there. You can also access contacts through the sms app.
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Are you looking at your contacts through the phone app or the people app? I believe the phone app will automatically make a phone call when you tap their name, while the people app will open their contact information and you can text from there. You can also access contacts through the sms app.

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On the Thunderbolt you can go through your contact list and add people for a mass text message, i have not been able to do that yet on the GN.
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On the Thunderbolt you can go through your contact list and add people for a mass text message, i have not been able to do that yet on the GN.
I know you can type all the names in the send to box, not sure how to do it from the contact list yet.
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Voice Dialing worked when I first purchased the phone 2 nights ago. I've added a few apps (Spotify, Facebook) and moved somethings around, added email accounts, and now I'm getting "can't find handheld device" error message. I've turned bluetooth both on and off - no help. I talked to CS and they suggested wiping the phone - which I've done, after the usual trouble shooting steps - and it's still not working. CS says at this point there's no other reported instances of this problem.

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You can't do it with stock Ice Cream Sandwich, but there are plenty of ways to accomplish the task at hand. Many apps have this option, whether it be a texting app or a contact app. If you don't want to rely on Go SMS or Handcent to do it for you then you can always create a Group out of the message recipients and then message the group. Tons of ways of doing this!! =)
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Voice Dialing worked when I first purchased the phone 2 nights ago. I've added a few apps (Spotify, Facebook) and moved somethings around, added email accounts, and now I'm getting "can't find handheld device" error message. I've turned bluetooth both on and off - no help. I talked to CS and they suggested wiping the phone - which I've done, after the usual trouble shooting steps - and it's still not working. CS says at this point there's no other reported instances of this problem.

Anyone else either having the problem or have a solution?
Just to confirm what you mean, you did a hard reset and are still getting the issue?
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Yes, I hard booted the phone, then did a wipe - returned to factory defaults.
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Two questions I have since playing with my Gnex:

1) How do you get to the downloads from within the browser? This used to be easy in the stock Gingerbread browser, but I see no option in the new stock browser. The only way I can get to the downloads is to go the app called "Downloads" from the drawer. Seems like an annoying way to get to it.
Well I played around with it... you really should download Dolphin Browser HD. Not only do I think it blows the stock browser out of the water, but you'll love the answer to your question if you do... in Dolphin, as soon as you select something to download a message pops up asking you if you want to see the Downloads page. You can then either have it remember your answer, or have it ask you each time. There's also a million different addons to the browser, one of which is a direct link to downloads page.
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Well I played around with it... you really should download Dolphin Browser HD. Not only do I think it blows the stock browser out of the water, but you'll love the answer to your question if you do... in Dolphin, as soon as you select something to download a message pops up asking you if you want to see the Downloads page. You can then either have it remember your answer, or have it ask you each time. There's also a million different addons to the browser, one of which is a direct link to downloads page.
I thought I saw people having problems with Dolphin and ICS?
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Yes, I hard booted the phone, then did a wipe - returned to factory defaults.
Ok, just wanted to make sure. I've run into a few cases of people on forums saying they wiped the phone and come to find out they went and uninstalled all their apps manually and that's it.

Now I never really use the voice dialing or anything like it, and I've never found a use for bluetooth, but I'm usually pretty good at figuring out problems. I'm an IT guy so it comes with the territory most of the time. So just so I can try and help me get a better mental image of when you are receiving the message. Are you using bluetooth to try and say the numbers out loud and that message pops up on the screen of the GN? Sorry, I just have 0 experience dealing with this sorta thing, but I'll try.
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Really? I don't know what it would be? It's extremely smooth, really fast and has so many more things that you can do... what have you heard?
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Really? I don't know what it would be? It's extremely smooth, really fast and has so many more things that you can do... what have you heard?
Don't quote me on it but I thought I saw mentions of it crashing.
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Don't quote me on it but I thought I saw mentions of it crashing.
It could have been.. not sure. All I know is what I've seen with my own two eyes so who knows. To tell the truth tho, I've seen a complain about almost every single app, during the last few days in the 3 forums I check. So I wouldn't be surprised to see a couple ppl having problems. What I've found, though, is that a large number of times it's more user error than anything! lol
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I'm having issues with Dolphin. Shame too, cause I love that app. Sometimes it is great. Other times it makes my phone laggy and it doesn't respond.
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It could have been.. not sure. All I know is what I've seen with my own two eyes so who knows. To tell the truth tho, I've seen a complain about almost every single app, during the last few days in the 3 forums I check. So I wouldn't be surprised to see a couple ppl having problems. What I've found, though, is that a large number of times it's more user error than anything! lol

I can assure you in my case it isn't user error. I've been using Dolphin for a long while on my TB, so I feel like I know how to use it. Just random errors and error messages follow. Hope it gets a fix.
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I'm not using Bluetooth to access voice dialing - just going to the app and speaking the number. It worked briefly but then stopped. I get the error message above when the app loads - it starts to sound a dialtone, then stops and the error message appears.
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I am blown away by how well Face Unlock works! I was worried after seeing those failed demos online before the phone came out. However, in my experience, it works both quickly and accurately in all kinds of lighting (obviously not complete darkness, but works well even in low light). Obviously, it's not the most secure lock option since it can be fooled by a photo, but it's very slick.
Mine wont unlock until i smile...which i think is kinda cool...
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Mine wont unlock until i smile...which i think is kinda cool...
My wife caught me making faces at mine today... She thinks I'm an idiot
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Mine wont unlock until i smile...which i think is kinda cool...
Mine works without the smile, but it works much faster with the smile. I too think it's cool.
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i thanked cuz your wife caught you making faces at it...not because she thinks you're an idiot
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I can assure you in my case it isn't user error. I've been using Dolphin for a long while on my TB, so I feel like I know how to use it. Just random errors and error messages follow. Hope it gets a fix.
No addons or anything? I always thought that was weird how people can have the same device, using the same app and one works flawlessly while the other is error-ridden. I come from a background in computers, and I find that that is rarely the case in my line of work. Usually an issue is an issue and it needs to be fixed by the developer or by the frustrated IT guy (me, lol). I don't understand why apps wouldn't be the same.
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I looked. Couldn't find anything that allows the security to go into effect only after a set period.
It looks like you have to have something other than slide to unlock. AKA you have to have SOME sort of security activated before it'll allow you to bypass it

settings -> security -> automatically lock -> adjust to whatever you want

4.0.2
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so anyone know why some of us are on 4.0.1 and others on 4.0.2?
I've tried to force a manual update but apparently I'm up to date

settings.. about phone.. system update..
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so anyone know why some of us are on 4.0.1 and others on 4.0.2?
I've tried to force a manual update but apparently I'm up to date

settings.. about phone.. system update..
Iirc theres two differen builds. Google n samsung. The g one got the update. This could just b the gsm version tho. Read it on xda
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Could the updates be due to sim free verions against carrier versions?
If you are on simm free would you not be the first to get updates as the carrier would npt need to approve them?
On Vodafone 4.01

This phone is great but there are lots of little niggles I find.

Why does the phone not rotate the home screen, this has put me off buying the landscape docks i see.

Also I find the bluetooth connection very dodgy with my Sony car radio.
By that i mean i have to often disconnect and re-connect several times before the play and forward controls work, also sound is very often missing.

I know this is a hints and tips section so want to know is there is any apps that would improve bluetooth.

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Dunno... this is what the "About Phone" page tells me...
Android version = 4.0.1
Baseband version = I9250XXKK1
Build number = ITL41F

Delivered direct from Vodafone UK on a pay monthly contract (but the phone is sim free and unbranded).
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Under general settings at the very bottom, make sure the box labeled s6e8aa0 is UNCHECKED!

If it is checked you will run the risk of the screen becoming unresponsive after the screen is locked.

Mods and/or guides please add this info to the tip section if we have one.
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Mine was unchecked by default.
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This may have been covered already.

First night, turn my phone off, plug it into my old charger, charges over night.

Second night, leave phone on, plug it into my old charger, won't charge. I remember hearing people having USB issues and saying the new one works and old ones don't, so I grab it with the little wall plug with it, plug it in, starts charging.

I looked at the charges...old one is 700mA, new one is 1A.

So....it must take an amp to charge while on where 700mA is enough to charge it while off. Kind of like the iPad....need the 2A charger.

It will charge while on from plugging it into the computer USB.

Figured I'd mention that as I heard other people having issues. If your issue is with an older charger...check the current output.
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yea it is unchecked by default, at least for me
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My old phone could designate up to three contacts to call "In Case of Emergency" (ICE). This is used by law enforcement when one has become incapacitated. Is there a similar designation in GNEX?
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1) How do you get to the downloads from within the browser? This used to be easy in the stock Gingerbread browser, but I see no option in the new stock browser. The only way I can get to the downloads is to go the app called Downloads from the drawer. Seems like an annoying way to get to it.
Might have already been answered, but downloads show in the notification bar. Pull it down and select the download to open.
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Mine was also unchecked by default but I enabled it just to make sure it would work... Unfortunately, I learned the hard way!! Was real close to calling VZ CS about my nexus not turning on haha...
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so anyone know why some of us are on 4.0.1 and others on 4.0.2?
I've tried to force a manual update but apparently I'm up to date

settings.. about phone.. system update..
4.0.2 has only been released for the LTE version (Verizion/US). You beat us to the phone but we beat you to the update =)

The GSM and LTE versions of the phone are different so all software upgrades will be phone specific.
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Is it true that sime free will receive OTA much sooner than the carrier versions? Kinda makes sense to me.


did anyone get any instructions other than the quick start guide?
I viewed an unboxing of the 4g version which had quite a little bundle of booklets.
I am wondering if after the re-flash and re-packaging for the volume fault mine were left out?
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