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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by loony, May 14, 2011.

  1. sp3llv3xit

    sp3llv3xit Newbie

    Yes. Use MULTIPICTURE LIVE WALLPAPER. You can configure each screen settings. FYI: Employ a 480 x 800 pixels picture for best results. :)


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  2. icedtea

    icedtea Android Enthusiast

    may i know how can this be done ? :thinking:
  3. Mechan1k

    Mechan1k Lurker

    I just tried this with my new (1 day old) SGS2 on 2.3.3
    I am on Voda though.

    I actually get a Recent apps window with the option of going to Task Manager button in the bottom as well .... now that's cool
  4. Mechan1k

    Mechan1k Lurker

    And just to show it
  5. mattyboyo

    mattyboyo Member

    I'm trying this on my girlfriends sgs2 at the moment. In a week it has only ever locked on once, then an hour later it couldn't lock on within 15 minutes and we had got where we were going. If this doesn't work it's going back to the orange shop tomorrow for exchange.

    For comparison, my nokia N8 will get a lock in under 10s every time, even if I haven't used it for a few weeks.
  6. Tap the PHONE button to open keypad, Tap and HOLD #
    Or Press power button and select Silent Mode.

    I never knew that,(I only had phone 24 hrs.lol) so thanks to whoever gave the link for the SGS2 Instruction manual

  7. Trooper

    Trooper Android Expert

    Is there any way to make this permanent?
  8. pcbms

    pcbms Well-Known Member

    Also to silence the phone - if in settings you go to sound - vibration and set this to never you can silence the phone from the sound icon in the notification bar
  9. sp3llv3xit

    sp3llv3xit Newbie

    Download and install the Multipicture Live Wallpaper from the Market.

    Long hold on the wallpaper that you have now.

    Select Live Wallpaper

    Choose Multipicture Live Wallpaper from among your phone's list of live wallpapers.

    Click Settings, then start configuring how you want it to look!
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  10. Ageless Stranger

    Ageless Stranger Android Enthusiast

    Sadly no, it is a pain having to do this with every reboot
  11. loony

    loony Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    pinching the home screen lets you edit the main screen,....but ive noticed swiping UP also gets you there.
  12. cys920622

    cys920622 Member

    2.3.4 here... swiping up does nothing for me.
  13. loony

    loony Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    My bad, ive got GOlauncher theme on.its a feature on that, not on stock.
    ive had it on for so long i thought it was the original lolz.
  14. ALES

    ALES Newbie

    It this worth adding to official tips?...

    I have noticed that with a gel case on the wifi signal is 5dB better. Also, probably due to the antenna being in the base, holding the phone by the base in the palm of your hand reduces wifi signal by 10dB compared to holding the phone by fingertips in the middle!
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  15. schultz86

    schultz86 Lurker

    Go into settings and then about phone.
    Now, spam the android version tab to get an Easter egg.
    Zombies are cool!
    Remember that persistence is the key.

    Easter Egg shutuplance.com
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  16. gunsnroses

    gunsnroses Member

    what does tv catchup mean and wht is it used for?
  17. gunsnroses

    gunsnroses Member

    what does touchwiz app drawer mean?
  18. heshanj

    heshanj Android Expert

    app drawer is the applications page (wat opens when u press Applications on ur homescreen)
  19. Hawker

    Hawker Android Expert

    You can save on wifi eating up your battery by specifying a Sleep Mode policy.

    Menu > Settings > Wireless and network > WiFi settings > Menu > Advanced > WiFi Sleep policy

    Here you can select when to turn off wifi temporarily:
    1. When screen turns off
    2. Never when plugged in
    3. Never

    I set it to 2, so it will turn off when the screen automatically switches off (unless your charging or on USB)
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  20. steslatt

    steslatt Android Expert

    If you are having lots of problems with Force Closes and cant get to any menus because of it. You can reboot in safe mode and then tackle the problem. Power off the phone. Power on the phone and when you see the Splash screen (SGS2 Logo) hit menu fast repeatedly until you get to the home screen. If it worked you will see safe mode in the bottom left corner. To exit safe mode just reboot normally.
  21. sc_uk

    sc_uk Lurker

    Hi I tried this but I couldn't work out how to do step 5 (Now select Menu > Tools > Manage A-GPS state > Download) without a SIM card or data connection.

    Have you missed a step?

  22. Hawker

    Hawker Android Expert

    Above is correct. It workedfor me. It probaby downloads over gps as do all dedicated sat navs

    more tips for the stock browser.

    1. Long press over text to pop up a text magnifier.
    2. Long press your back key to pop up a whole load of browsin history options.
  23. iftekharsir

    iftekharsir Lurker

    thank you very much for your useful tips and tricks
    please if you know more kindly add it
    iftekhar sir
  24. dhatul

    dhatul Lurker

    How does one change the picture on the lockscreen? Can someone explain the exact steps.

  25. heshanj

    heshanj Android Expert

    settings/display/screen display.. lockscreen wallpaper :)
    dhatul likes this.

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The Samsung Galaxy S2 release date was April 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Exynos 4210 Dual processor, and 1650mAh battery.

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