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Send from multiple accounts on Gmail using Aqua Mail Identities.

12 Mar
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If you have a Gmail account you can setup extra email account aliases on that gmail account. This will allow you to send from any domain name you own e.g. nerd@domainname.com rather than e.g. nerd12345@gmail.com

This will make your emails look more professional when dealing with clients etc.

Note: Gmail calls these “aliases”, in Aqua Mail they are called “identities”.

Login to you Gmail account.
> Press on the Settings Cog in the top right of the screen.
> Settings.
> Accounts and Import
> Goto the Send Mail As section
> Add another email address
> Enter your name
> Enter the email alias you want to add to Gmail. (E.g nerd@domainname.com)

Then enter the following details on this picture below to send the emails using the gmail server.

Gmail Email Forwarder

SMTP Server: smtp.gmail.com
Port: 587
Username: This is your gmail email address
Password: This is your gmail password
Security: Secured connection using TLS (Recommended)
Click on Save Changes.
You will be sent an email. Click on the link in the email to verify your request.

Aqua Mail Account Identities

On your phone open Aqua Mail.
Goto the menu and click on “Accounts”
Hold your finger on your gmail.com account in the list until a menu comes appears.
Identities
Add an Identity
Enter your email address you want to send emails from: nerd@domainname.com
Enter your name for outgoing emails.
Save

Now when you try to send an email on Aqua Mail it will now ask what email address alias that you want to send the email from. Choose the one you want to send from.

Ref:
https://www.aqua-mail.com/forum/index.php?topic=1020.0

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Extending Phone Ring Length Before it Goes to Voicemail.

17 May
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If you would like to extend the phone ring length before it goes to voicemail please take a look below.

I have pre-entered an example for the VODAFONE, O2, Orange and T-Mobile networks.

The time can be altered in 5 second steps and be set between 5 and 30 seconds long – so you can use 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 or 30 seconds.

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How To Guide:
All the following are 30 seconds long. Change the 30 to 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 to alter the ring length.

Type the following into the keypad on the dial screen.

**61*121*10*30# Then press the call button (VODAFONE)
**61*901*10*30# Then press the call button (O2)
**61*123*10*30# Then press the call button (Orange)
**61*150*10*30# Then press the call button (T-Mobile)

You can also change the ring duration from the menu function on some phones but not all phones and devices have this capability.

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Mobile phone detects the original phone number of that simcard.

25 Mar
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I had trouble with my Samsung Galaxy S4 detecting the original phone number from the sim card before I transferred to the Three network.
This was due to me leaving my original network O2 and when I took out a new contract with Three network they gave me a new sim card with a different phone number on.
I then supplied the PUK code and transferred my original phone number from O2 over to Three.
Now the phone number would fully work as planned and as normal apart from one minor issue.
That issue was that the Samsung Galaxy S4 detects the original phone number that was on the Three network SIM card before I transferred it over.
So apps that use your phone number such as Whatsapp read the phone number from the SIM which I would assume is stored in the SIM although my new phone number works for ingoing and out going calls.
So normally you have to go into Whatsapp and all the other apps that use the phone number stored in the SIM and change them. Not a big deal but when you factory reset you have to re enter it all. Such a pain in the bum.

Basically the answer is this:

Contact your network provider e.g. Three Network and state you need a replacement SIM. Make sure the replacement SIM comes programmed with the phone number you wish to use.
They send you the SIM you then can either activate it online or call them and within 2 hours your new SIM will fully work and the phone number for the apps will be correct and in your phones device settings.

Activate your SIM here:

http://www.three.co.uk/Support/SIM_activation

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[SOLVED] – Samsung Galaxy S4 Microphone Faulty/Not Working

13 Mar
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I recently purchased a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a broken microphone which I was hoping to fix. When I made phone calls I had to put the loudspeaker on every time so the other person could hear me as the other microphone used without the loudspeaker was not functioning. I purchased a new ribbon cable with a microphone and charging port and replaced it. I then tried to charge the phone and got the following message on the phone:

Info: Charging paused. Battery temperature too low.

See photo:
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The device would not charge at all due to this error. So I then put the original ribbon cable with the old microphone and charging port back in the device and re-tested. The phone would charge as normal. The microphone was still faulty.

I did try cleaning the mic port with a small pin/needle and this did clear some dirt away but this still did not solve the problem

I then tried a full factory reset on the phone doing this by pressing the

power button + home button + Volume up button (whilst the phone is off.)

You can the do a full factory reset – I believe this is different from the one in the “settings” on the phone as I tried that and the microphone still would not work.

I found that when a full factory reset was done by holding the above buttons down and completing the factory reset and making a phone call the microphone started to work again.

So my beliefs so far is that the microphone issue is actually a software problem with Android OS or possibly an application conflicting with the microphone.

So from doing this the microphone is fully working again and the problem is solved.

I hope this helps someone else with the same issues.

 

Some extra photos that you may find useful:

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Aqua Mail App – How to setup a email signature

12 Oct
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Please follow the instructions below to allow you to setup an email signature in Aqua Mail.

1) long-press the account in the main window
2) choose “Options and folders”, then “Composing and Sending”.
3) The signature setting is on the next screen.

I hope you all enjoy this tip! It took me a while to figure this secret menu out 🙂

Nerd

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How to extract a .SBU Samsung Kies Phone Backup File [SOLVED]

18 Sep
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SBU Extractor for Samsung Backup Files

If you have a .SBU backup file you created ages ago with Samsung Kies and the new Samsung Kies will not open it try this brilliant program out:

SBU-Extractor

For more information on the program and to download it go here to the developers website:
https://www.lord-luncher.de/index.php?pg=1

This allowed me to extract a lot of data from the .SBU file but it did have issues at extracting all the files unfortunately.

Please donate on the guys website if you found it useful.

 

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T-Mobile Network SIM Card Lock Default Code [SOLVED]

25 May
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If you have just got a new SIM card from T-mobile network and you have tried setting up SIM card lock then this code is the default and will work for you.

Default T-Mobile Network SIM card lock code is: 1210
This code allows you to change the sim card lock code so if you loose your phone and someone tries to power your phone on or put your SIM card in another phone it will ask for this code. It prevents people from running up your phone bill etc.  Very useful!

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Three network SIM Card Lock Code [SOLVED]

24 May
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If you have just got a new SIM card from Three mobile network and you have tried setting up SIM card lock then this code is the default and will work for you.

Default Three Mobile Network SIM card lock code is: 0000

This code allows you to change the sim card lock code so if you loose your phone and someone tries to power your phone on or put your SIM card in another phone it will ask for this code. It prevents people from running up your phone bill etc.  Very useful!

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Uninstall AirDroid on Samsung Galaxy S3

02 Nov
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How to uninstall Android from the Samsung Galaxy S3:

On the Samsung Galaxy S3 go to:
Settings >
More >
Security >
Device Administrators >
AirDroid (Uninstall)

 

Easy as that!

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Error retrieving information from server.[RPC:S-5:AEC-0] For Android

05 Jan
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How to solve the following error message in Google Play Store worked for Android tablet. The error prevented you from downloading games and apps and solved it for my friend so hopefully will for you!

 

Error retrieving information from server.[RPC:S-5:AEC-0]

 

Here’s what I’ve found:

1.Go into SETTINGS
2.Then select Apps (select the ‘ALL’ tab)
3.Select ‘Google Framework Services’ and Clear Data (please only clear data; Do not delete Google Services Framework completely)
4.Select Google Play and Clear data there too ( the same process as above)

5.Reset your tablet by switching on and off

 

Hope this worked!

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