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Rooting Samsung Galaxy S II GT-i9100

How does one root a Samsung Galaxy S II GT-i9100 (with its original Android 2.3 Gingerbread), preferably under Linux Mint? This questions pertains specifically the GT-i9100 version (not GT-i9100G nor ...
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How to reboot an android device?

Unfortunately, the power button doesn't work and I'm not able to power off the device. The only way, is physically pull out the battery, but if I'll do so, I wont be able to power it on again. The ...
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Stuck in a boot loop with no explanation why

Device: 2012 ZTE Score Android version : Stock 2.3.4 Gingerbread Status : Never rooted I was right about to charge it when the battery died and the OS shut down the power. I reconnect it to ...
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adb input keyevent 26 - Not waking device up

I am trying to wake a device up using the following adb command adb input keyevent 26 This correctly emulates the power button keypress if the screen is on, but will not turn the screen on if it was ...
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Hard-bricked with dead bootloader Samsung Galaxy Pocket (GT-S5300)

You can see the original files that I used for the partioning from this website, as well as the other links : https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=F968213B88AADBF5!127&authkey=!AH0DTuPbDvUS7s4 I ...
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Periodic sync of data using Llama

Is it possible to set an Event using Llama, to repeat each hour that switches on the 3G connection, syncs data and then turns off the 3G connection again. I would like to use this during work hours ...
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Why does my phone keep on rebooting?

I am using Samsung Galaxy Y Duos (GT-S6102). It keeps on rebooting without any operation and doesn't charge properly. I went to service center, they changed the charging pin then also the charging ...
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cant find stock firmware for vodafone smart 2 egypt/ middleeast that support arabic [duplicate]

i have a Vodafone smart 2 mobile, was working perfectly fine till i followed a video on youtube on how to root it, was a disaster phone bricked , had to format and search for anything to revive it ...
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Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830 can't receive incoming calls

After updating to version 2.3.7 of Android the device can't receive calls. Although it can call. The caller to my device is said to line was busy always, it happens from any kind of callers. Need to ...
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Multitasking : How do I maintain the opera browser tabs keep active when switching applications

Case: When I was opening multiple pages/tabs on opera browser, then I press the home button to switch apps to see SMS, then i return to the opera app by holding the home button, suddenly my tabs open ...
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How to install Play Store on Alcatel OT 979

I am switching from iPhone to Android. I do not speak Android/PC. I speak Apple. This has been a difficult transition, and I require a simple explanation (pretend I am 5 years old). My new Alcatel ...
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How do I configure Android without using the touch screen?

I have an old Android phone around whose display broke after a fall. The touch screen has stopped working but I am reluctant to accept the device merely as a paper weight. I do have some use cases ...
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Why can't i see any files from SD card in Android System Recovery <3e>

so I'm a bit confused. I'm going to try to organize my question here and not create a wall of text so please bear with me. Problem - I have a Samsung Galaxy Exhibit 2 that I'd like to save the data ...
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Logging in with a non-gmail account

I got here an ePad running Android 2.3 and I want to set up Market on it for its owner. He doesn't have a Gmail account, neither he wants one. I have just made a Google account that is associated with ...
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Android browser not able to access router's settings page

I can access the router's settings page via 192.168.1.1 with my PC but not with my android device. What can be the reason? My device: Android gingerbread with stock browser. Also tried with other ...
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CWM Recovery mode menu does not show up, stucks at red screen

I have Karbonn A5+ phone. I did not find any tuts online tailor made for this model A5"+"', though I found very great resource for Karbonn A5, which I presumed that must be same as A5+ but just with ...
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Wi-Fi Direct on Galaxy Mini

I have already Googled a bit, but I haven't found a list specifying the supported devices. Is it possible to use Wi-Fi Direct on Samsung Galaxy Mini (GT-S5570B with Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread)? Is ...
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My WiFi does not work in Sony Ericsson

My Sony Ericsson X8's wifi has stopped working about a few weeks after rooting and installing the GingerDX v030. Even though it is turned on and scanning, it does not connect to any WiFi. I have ...
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Can't surf from PC when using Android as hotspot

I turned on mobile data and hotspot in my Samsung Galaxy Ace (On a Philippine carrier called "Globe"). I can surf websites just fine directly on Android. Now, I connect my PC to Android's hotspot, it ...
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How to return SAMSUNG GT-S5670 to Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread?

I have SAMSUNG GT-S5670, and I had android version Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread, but I wanted updated it to Android 4.4. Kitkat. I download on computer Cyanogen Mod and Google Apps package. I put it on ...
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Frequent WiFi disconnects with my WiFi router

I recently purchased Wireless Router and When I connected Wirelessly through my mobile(Sony Xperia P, android ver: 2.3.7), keeps on connecting and disconnecting for every 2mins. Whereas from other ...
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Is it safe to uninstall Google Play Services App?

I am using Andriod 2.3.6 Gingerbread for the last 3 years. For the last 2 months the "Google Play Services" app is taking too much memory, Now I want to uninstall it. Is it safe to do so? Does it ...
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stuck on logo, cwm recovery not showing

I recently tried to install cwm recovery on my qmobile a2 (mtk) phone, according to the method stated in xda forum for my device. I don't know what I did wrong, but now when I restart my mobile to ...
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camera has stopped unexpectedly

I have a Micromax A25 running Android version 2.3.6. The camera no longer works on it. When I open up the camera app, it closes with an error message saying .com.mediaket.camera has stopped ...
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How to show only gmail's contacts in the Contacts app?

I have recently reinstalled Android due to some problems with the SD Card. I decided to keep all my contacts only in Gmail, as a centralized solution to avoid problems in the future. I do not want ...
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Backup memos from Samsung Galaxy S and restore it on a Nexus 5

I just bought a Nexus 5 and I'm in the process of backing up and restore all the things I need from my old Galaxy S to my new Nexus 5. One of the thing I need the most is restoring the hundreds of ...
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Where does the 'set as wallpaper' feature save your picture in Gingerbread (2.3)?

I had an image from a website which I set as my background inside the browser. I am wondering now where I can find the image in the file system, because I can't find it online anymore. I already ...
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LG P500 Rooting Isuue

I got a LG p500 Android device and i want to root it. the device is on stock ROM android 2.3.3 V20e. should I use SuperOneClick? and if so, how can I reboot my phone after the SuperOneClick Procedure ...
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How can I download an MP3 to my phone instead of opening it in a music player?

I'm trying to download podcast MP3s to my phone so I can listen to them in my car. Ideally, I'd like to be able to Chrome-to-Phone them from my computer at home, and then choose to download and play ...
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GPRS/Data only starts after reset

I have Karbonn A9, Android 2.3.6. The GPRS/Data does not switch on occasionally, but once I reboot the phone I can start it. After deactivating GPRS/Data I have to reboot the phone get either data or ...
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i lost my phone and i want to remove the Google account from the phone [duplicate]

I lost my phone somewhere and there is no way of retrieving it this I won't to remove the Google account inside it and the phone is off
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Are Android games and apps auto screen resizeable?

By auto screen resizeable I mean that lets say I have a game which runs perfectly on HTC Wildfire S (screen dimensions: 320x480; Android:2.3.5). Can I install the exact same game .apk file on Samsung ...
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Proxy app which doesn't requie any root access in android 2.3.6

I recently installed proxydroid app in my android 2.3.6 This application requires root access. Every time to use it, I need to make root access to my device.Is there any proxy app which does not ...
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Instagram creates a new “Camera” folder, how do I deal with it?

I'm on Android 2.3.4, Xperia Active. And I have downloaded and installed Instagram. Normally when I take pictures on the stock Camera app, my photos gets sent to sdcard/DCIM/100ANDRO. However, when I ...
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Strange dropouts in music playback

I have an old Samsung SCH-R720 running 2.3.6 and the built-in Android music app. This is acting just as an MP3 player - I got it on eBay for $10 with a bad EIN. The phone is in Airplane mode aside ...
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Samsung logo loop in galaxy y

Whenever I start my phone, the samsung logo animation goes in a loop forever; unless i take off the battery. This started happening after I simultaneously clicked the power button, menu button and ...
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Wifi works for seconds to 2 minutes on multiple networks but then screen locks up

My other devices have no problem. I've tried factory reset. Same issue. Looked at Why is my Samsung Galaxy S constantly dropping its wifi connection? but since I'd consider this a phone crash I'm ...
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ZTE StarTrail : Android Update 2.2 to 2.3.3 or an other version [duplicate]

I'm new android user. I just buy un android phone: ZTE StarTrail. The current version is android 2.2 (Froyo). I would like update my system to 2.3.3 or an other version. i saw there is version each ...
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Default contact for a number

Is there a way to set a default contact for a specific number, which happens to be bound to multiple contacts? I.e. for some reason Alpha and Bravo share a telephone number. Currently if I try to ...
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Want to add Persian and Arabic on Samsung Galaxy Phone running Gingerbread OS

Peace be on you All... Dear all... I wan't to Add Persian and Arabic suppport on my Samsung Galaxy Ace having Gingerbread OS, All of my applications running in these languages show broken texts and ...
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Auto-mount microSD when plugging phone to computer with USB

In short: How to automatically mount the microSD-card as a storage drive when I plug the phone to computer? When I want to connect my Android 2.3.6 phone (with USB cable) to computer (Windows 7 / ...
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Get Rid of Google Play Services

I am using Micromax A80 with Android A80 from last two years. (Android Ginger bread, RAM of just 256MB) From last two weeks Google Play services application is taking too much memory and phone gives ...
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How do I root Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V?

I just got for myself this new phone with so many useless bloatware. I just want to root this phone and freeze or uninstall them as they are slowing my device down (even without opening any app, all I ...
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Android phone - viewsonic

I have an android viewsonic phone and i desperately need to retrieve my contacts saved on the phone but the phone isn't getting pass the start up screen. Is there a way i could log in via my pc and ...
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I recently performed a factory data reset on my device and now the play store is not working. No app is being downloaded

Play store is not working at all. The downloading of an app starts and never actually shows 1% and only the box shows null download.
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Android GingerBread gives phone storage full error [duplicate]

I am using Micromax A80 (RAM of 256 MB), last week when i tried to upgrade WhatsApp through google play my phone started giving phone storage full error. (Google Play Services is taking all the memory ...
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Success in sharing internet connection with desktop PC. How to access web server on port 80?

I have a situation at home, the room where I have my desktop PC, router, printer, etc is being remodeled so I moved my PC to another room. Now the PC is far away from the router but it will be only ...
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Hex key to Wi-Fi is 64 characters, but device only allows 63 to be entered

I have obtained the hex key to my network, and it is 64 characters in WPA2-PSK. When I try and connect to the device and enter the passcode, it stops at 63 and won't let me enter the last character. ...
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Can not install apps from play store!

I have an Huawei Vision with andriod gingerbread for any reason I am not able to install apps from play store. When I try to install an app from playstore it still loading and nothing happend. I do ...
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Android Tethering DNS Problem

I am using a Sony Xperia Go mobile device with Android Gingerbread (2.3.7). Whenever I try to use Tethering (USB/Mobile Wifi Tethering), I could not immediately access website using my laptop. ...