Archive for the ‘Android’ Category

HTC Incredible S, internet over Wifi not working

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

After recently buying an HTC Incredible S, one of the first requirements was to get it connected to the home Wifi. For security I use WPA-PSK and also MAC address filtering. After adding the MAC address to the router and configuring the password, the phone connected to the Wifi with no issues. But after trying to use the market and the internet it was apparent that the connection wasn’t working.

After a little bit of troubleshooting, I discovered I could actually access other computers on the home network, but could not access anything on the internet. This didn’t seem to be a DNS issue as using straight IP addresses didn’t help either. After reading a few posts, it seemed this might be an issue with my SpeedTouch router (and/or the combination of the SpeedTouch with an Android 2.2 device).

Anyway, the current solution (or workaround) is to use a static IP address on the home network. Once configured, everything works as expected. But, this is a workaround, and I wouldn’t want to have to do this on other Wifi networks (which I’m yet to test).

Import contacts to Android (Sony Ericsson t650i to HTC Hero)

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

I am now the proud owner of an HTC Hero Android powered phone.  One of the first tasks to sort out was getting my contacts migrated.  What looked liked a problematic task at first has turned out to be quite simple.

My first instinct (as I had done this successfully with other phone migrations) was to backup my contacts to my SIM and then import them on the new phone.  This kind of worked, but was not too successful (i.e. surname, firstname back to front, other notes in weird places, not all numbers copied across).

Now to what did work.

From within the Sony Ericsson phone, I was able to back up my contacts to the memory card.  Following this I plugged in the SE phone via USB to my laptop, and copied the “PB_Backup.vcf” file across (found in the /media/PHONE CARD/system/pim directory).

Now to Gmail contacts.  Choose “import” and select your “PB_Backup.vcf” file.  If, after importing, this all looks ok, then sync your Hero (or other Android phone) and your done.  Contacts with the firstname first.