Ben Elliott · Oct 17, 2010 at 06:00 pm

The Weekly Q&A: Week 10

Here are the chosen questions and answers for the week. This week we found 5 interesting questions along with some great responses to them.

Q‘I sync all my contacts with Facebook profiles to get the contact photos to my phone but how can I sync these photos to Google so that in future I won’t have to sync my contacts again with Facebook?’

AThis app should be exactly what you’re looking for [external link].

  • Q&A originally posted in the Hero (G2) Q&A forum thread.

Q‘I recently started having lag, slowdown and non-responsive touchscreen (I’d have to wake my device many times before it started responding). Last evening, it stopped responding completely. I pulled the battery and booted back to Windows, only to see that that touchscreen wasn’t working even there! Is this a software problem?’

A I had the same problem a few months back. It is certainly a hardware fault. I had this problem before Android was available on our HD2s. I used task29d, flashed to a stock ROM and reverted to stock SPL. Nothing fixed it so I had to send it back to T-Mobile.

  • Q&A originally posted in the HTC Leo (HD2) Q&A forum thread.

Q‘In Android, is there any way to remove the stock messaging app and replace it with one downloaded from the Market?’

A If you have NAND unlocked, and I’m pretty sure you do, you should be able to find the Messages app in /system/app (I think it should be there) and remove it. There is one problem with that and that is I’m not sure if it could cause system instability. There are some apps you should never remove. I think Messages is safe, but not entirely sure.

  • Q&A originally posted in the EVO 4G Q&A forum thread.

Q‘Is there any way to block specific apps from using my data connection?’

A Try the Droid Wall application [external link].

  • Q&A originally posted in the Nexus One Q&A forum thread.

Q‘After upgrading to the new ATT Tilt2 ROM, I’ve lost the ability to have new text messages read out loud. I’ve got the option set to Announce New Messages, and it’ll still read new emails coming in, but not text messages… Does anyone know of any menu or registry setting that might restore the reading of text messages?’

A Navigate through Start > Settings > Personal > Voice Command,hHighlight Messaging, tap Options, and uncheck the box that says ‘high priority messages only’.

  • Q&A originally posted in the Touch Pro2 General forum thread.

We hope this helped to answer a question you may have had, the site has plenty of information and if you roam around your forum, you’ll be sure to find great answers to your questions. If you have any questions feel free to PM any of the News Writers.

-News Writer Team


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ben_duder is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Hi! My name's Ben, and I'm proud to be one of the news writers at xda-developers. I live near London and have spent the last ten years wasting all the money I get my hands on on new gadgets with which to fulfil my technolust. I first got into HTC phones when I found a Lobster 700TV (the HTC Monet) at a very good price, and I'm ashamed to say that I couldn't have cared less about what operating system the phone was running as long as I could watch The Simpsons on the bus. As fellow Monet owners might know, the 'TV' part of the phone's alternate title was somewhat deceiving and was completely abandoned by the service providers in England. However, by then I had already fallen in love with the freedom Windows Mobile had given me. After the Monet came a Universal, with a Touch Pro following that. I've just bought a G1 (yeah, I know, get with the times!) because I'm really interested in Android as a budding operating system and don't think I could ever cope with a 'dumbphone' now that I know what's on offer. Although I haven't contributed much to the site in terms of programming or cooking help, I hope that I can give a bit back by letting you guys know what's new through my articles. If you have any questions, suggestions or complaints about those articles, feel free to get in touch with me via PM using the URL above. View ben_duder's posts and articles here.
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