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  1. abhinavm

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    Hi,

    I was experimenting with Android development, and created a small application, which puts the phone on silent when theres an incoming call.

    It worked fine on my phone, so I also installed it on my friends phone. Though he uninstalled it later, his phone still goes into the silent mode whenever he gets a phone call (after one ring in normal mode).

    I searched everywhere, but neither could I find any process nor service of mine running. The application is not present in the "Manage Applications" menu either.

    Any idea how I can completely delete the application from his phone and why is it behaving this way ?

    Thanks,
    Abhinav
     

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    look at taskmanager under package, it should show up there where it can be deleted. if you know the name of the apk file its probably in system/app where it cam be killed using root explorer. if you wrote it and dont know how to kill it........
     
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    Does the app appear in the menu > settings > applications > applications manager list?

    If so, clear data and cache there, then, if the uninstall button is not greyed out, try using that to remove the app.
     
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    Let me try that out. Thanks
     
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    Oops sorry - the application does not appear under the installed applications list.

    This confuses me - doesn't uninstalling an application mean clearing out everything associated with it ?
     
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    In case it helps anyone, heres how it started working -

    Theres an inbuilt application called "Call Settings" on Samsung Galaxy S. He went there and clicked on Clear Data. This solved the problem - it was probably a clash between my Broadcast Receiver and an inbuilt Broadcast Receiver which messed up something.
     

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