After reading about the android not needing a task killer, since its linux based and it could make it worse, I got rid of it. Would this be true for security apps, such as firewalls and virus protection, are the really needed I could understand the one that helps find your phone. I have lookout installed and it says it does a virus check after an app is installed.
Whenever I'm using the eris it seems to be messing up 80% percent of the it freezes up completely on me, it scrolls by itself, and when m texting it loves to just stop working...I use this eris as my work phone i have to text my boss a lot and with my phone screwing up sometimes it takes me 10 min. just to send a text..also i performed a factory reset and my phones still doing the same exact thing..what should i do?
I already said my pc got a virus last night. I noticed I got an message on my phone from the same that crashed my pc. My phone is slowing down and its just a few days old. Is it possible I contracted the virus on my phone since I use it to tether my phone?
Antivirus I picked up it appears a virus, my Samsung S3 mini does not read simcards anymore. The Antivirus told me my IMSI number has been changed, giving me the new and old ones. A motherboard replacement and a firmware upgrade did not solve the problem.
The Captivate (and Galaxy S in general) all come with Swype, right? But Swype isn't a market app right now, right? As in, the HTC Aria can't get it unless it is rooted/worked around (not too hard, but a hassle)
So is the Captivate the only phone on AT&T that can officially have swype? We all know that Apple won't let Swype in their market
Is swype coming to the official android market? is it already there? (I don't have an android, but I want one)
Everytime I plug my Desire into either of my PCs, I get a warning from Norton 360 saying that it (the Desire) is infected with a virus called VBS.Runauto. Having checked the details of this supposed virus, it appears to be in the Google folder. Has anyone else had this problem, and is there a way to "ignore" it or safely remove it without causing problems?
So I got my phone a week ago or so and it just now started having problems with the GPS and randomly shutting off as well as the battery life being drained within a couple of hours from fully charged. Im guessing I should exchange my phone for a new one within my warranty period. Do I need to bring the original box and everything along with it to exchange it?
Is there a way or a app that allows u to set a time for your phone to turn completley off and back on at a certain time. I could do this on my Blackberry and would set it to turn off at night then back on in the morning.
So, got my Captivate yesterday.. first Android device (and loving it). Noticed something weird, when i went to bed last night it was at 50% battery, turned the phone off and plugged it in figuring it would charge overnight. however when I turned it on this morning the battery was at 10%. Not sure if this was just a fluke or not (i'm assuming fluke since I don't see any other posts on it). Can't see why it wouldn't of charged, let alone drain the battery.. any ideas? I can assure you it was off all night.So does this phone only charge when on? Something specific to Android or just a fluke maybe something i should think about a return trip to at&t for? Gona see what happens tonight when I do the same thing.
In the latest version of Google Maps for Android, is there a big search box at the top of the map that you cannot hide? I saw this on a Captivate at the ATT store and it didn't look like there was a way to hide it. This would definitely keep me from upgrading from my current version, 4.3.0. Can you guys take a look and let me know if it's something that can be hidden?
I don't mind paying as long as the game is good. For the specs of Captivate (1.0Ghz Processor, 512MB ram), Most of the games out there are just pitiful I don't know whether that's the result of lack game developers on Android or programmers today don't know how to optimize, I used to play way better games on a Pentium MX 166Mhz computer with 32MB ram (Quakes, Red Alert, C&C, Diablo just name a few so you know I am not bull shiting).
If this is possible with the current version. If any of you have a ps3 and would be willing to give it a try, please tell me what happens. Hack your PS3 with your Android: NexusOne or Desire | PS3 Hacks :: PS3 Homebrew :: PS3 Downloads
I finally decided to root my phone. Ok everything went good with that done and done. But now what? I am not very good with all this just learning bit by bit a day, I know I want to get rid of the Att crap on here and have been reading a bit on how to do that and i think I can without screwing up my phone.
I'm an Android nob and I got my Captivate today. I am also kind of a computer nob so bear with me. I downloaded the correct drivers (I think). I am following instructions from this page Captivate Root I renamed the file update.zip and everything. When I rebooting my phone and select reinstall packages I get an error that says it could not be found or something similar. I can't remember. Can someone tell me whats causing this problem?
I was walking my dog and he almost slipped, all the while I happened to be taking my phone out of my pocket and boom, fell and now the screen is shattered. Its a Samsung Captivate, it seems to work just the screen is shattered. Its done. Literally. I already signed a 2 year contract with ATT, my mom isn't into smart phones and stuff, is it possible to use her upgrade and get a new phone? Then she can cancel the Data Plan? I share a family plan with her, only thing I can think of.
Well I really want a case because I know i drop my phone once in a while. I didn't like the clear case to be quite honest, and I was hoping there are some cases that I should be told about. (btw I would rather have a case than a leather pouch but all suggestions are fine ).
I bought mine at around 1 and have used it regularly with no slow down. I installed LauncherPro when I first got it, and it worked perfect. However, a few minutes ago, my phone just went black, aside from my topmost bar. I pressed the power button and nothing, so I took my battery out, and started it up again...and the same thing happened: black after a few seconds. It's happened 6 times in a row now. What do I do?
While using the phone today the battery ran out, and as soon as I got home I plugged it in. I don't get the green battery charging screen and it won't turn on. I didn't do anything unusual other than run GPS in the background with Mytracks.
I am getting the random shutoffs constantly now. Also recently my phone will no longer connect up with my computer, it tells me in the notifications that the USB is connected even when it isn't(idk if this one is a common problem or not). But my question is whether or not I can get a replacement. I bought my phone in late August and these problems have been on and off since beginning of October. I do not have insurence because I came from an iphone4 and didn't realize insurance was available on the Captivate(I called literally one day after the 30 window expired and the lady wouldn't give it to me, thanks ATT).