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Phone dropped in water - Now screen won't turn off (Samsung Galaxy S2 (SII))?

I currently have a Samsung Galaxy SII (S2)(I9100) that got dropped in water. I took the phone apart (removed the screws on the back and properly took the back off) and left it to dry in a warm place ...
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Ideapad 210 touch screen not working on Android-x86

I have installed iso for Ideapad from android-x86.org in Oracle VirtualBox and I cannot get touch screen to work. Do I need some drivers or something? I did allow Virtualization in BIOS.
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Check hardware performance S5 series

Is there an App that can be used to check the status of the hardware? I want to know the processor and memory performance.
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Unfortunatly… (everything)… has stopped

At first it was just my LG keyboard that didn't open, so I researched it and I had to factory reset it, after I did that, whatever I opened it'd say unfortunately (app) has stopped. I can't open my ...
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HTC ONE X: The process “com.android.phone” has stopped?

I have just brought a Second had HTC ONE X from an auction site, When booting up the phone it works fine, with no sim card. However I have a 2degrees (New Zealand) Micro SIM which is a snapper sim ...
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My Galaxy S3 has a white screen with grey lines

My Galaxy S3 has a white screen with grey lines and nothing is working. I don't know if the internal memory is overloaded or if the issue is in the hardware. Can it be fixed or not?
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How to know which Dock Connector my Galaxy S2 has?

There are several revisions for Dock Connects/Charging Ports per model. I would like to know if there is a way to find which revision is installed on my phone without opening the device. If that's ...
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How to create a hardware shortcuts in Android 4.3?

I have Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-i9500 running the latest firmware with Android 4.3. I want to create "hardware shortcuts". For example, if I hold volume up and home at the same time, then it'll open an ...
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Why is my new screen upside down and mirrored?

I broke and replaced the screen on my Nexus 5. Once I booted the phone up, the new screen is upsidedown and mirrored, also touch doesn't work at all. I can see how the touchpart is caused by a ...
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How to tell if your phone is refurbished

Is there a way to tell if an Android phone is an original or a refurbished product?
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HTC One crashed during update, now it won't start

My HTC One was doing a software update then just shut off. Now it won't do anything except show the red triangle with a explanation mark in the middle. I have tried rebooting it and everything but ...
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Touch screen is not working properly after replacing LCD display and Touch screen

I recently replaced LCD display and Touch screen of micromax canvas A116. but unfortunately my touch screen is not working properly. so my question is that is it because of some hardware issue or ...
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Identifying an unknown Android tablet through adb/shell without relying on build.prop

I obtained a cheap unbranded tablet from a friend, without a box or anything and I need to figure out what kind of tablet it is, through software. What I've established so far is that the tablet is ...
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Android LCD (Glass) broken [duplicate]

I've recently dropped my galaxy and broke the glass. I think that I didn't break the LCD since it responds on touch. However there is an "rainbow stain" that keeps spreading. I've attached image of ...
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I'm having security cert. issues

I've been reading about windows issues with security certificates. My problem is with Alcatel one touch c9 Pages won't load, or stick and freeze, or Jump to different pages. SU will not update ...
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USB to Droid Speed?

Let’s say you connect your android smartphone to a USB 3.0 port. You would like to upload a 1 GB file to your Android smartphone, how long will it take?
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How to insert a SIM card on a MyWigo City?

First of all, excuse me if this is not the correct site to ask this question or if it seems too stupid, but I have been struggling with that for some hours and I couldn't solve it yet. The point is ...
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HTC One M7 Keeps Restarting Itself

I have recently bought a new HTC One M7. Since the moment I turned it on it's performing random reboots. At the begining it was every few minutes but now its every time I unlock the screen. I've ...
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Is there a universal way for a circuit to detect battery life and report it to the stock OS? [closed]

It must be noted that I know very little about programming, and don't even own an Android device, however I am considering building one(Learning whatever it takes.) My question is simply, if I were ...
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How do I find out what wifi chipset my phone has?

I've got LG Optimus One phone (model LG-P500h). How do I find out what wifi chipset my phone has? Is there a general mechanism that will work for all phones?
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Tablet CPU gets too hot,Shut down Resets tablet

I have a thomson MID1002 tablet (maybe Chinese). Problem is Whenever I shut it down, it instead resets the tablet, thereby restarting it. The internal storage shows 0.0B, hence no app can be ...
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Digital Audio out

I have recently been trying to pipe spotify from an android device via a Cambridge Audio Dac Magic (USB, Toslink, SPDIF) into my home stereo system. Basically I am trying to run Spotify Connect into ...
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How to get hardware specs of Android device?

How can I find information on the hardware of my Android device like processor architecture, RAM, etc?
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Why do my headphones stop working on my LG Android?

About yesterday, my headphones randomly started pausing my music. At first, I thought it was my headphones which are Apple iPod/iPhone 5 headphones that I've had for a few months from an old iPhone, ...
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Please help . HTC ADR6350 3g phone automatically goes to speaker during incoming call How turn off.?

HTC ADR6350 3g phone automatically goes to speaker during incoming call How do I turn that off off.?
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Trying to get my HTC to connect to my computer, but it keeps saying I removed my microSD card

Just as the title says, trying to connect my HTC to my computer, and whenever I restart my phone, it reads my MicroSD card just fine. I go into my settings, set my Connect to PC as Disk Drive, and ...
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Is there any camera application that can save photos on internal storage?

So my SD card reader is broke, and my only possibility of ever taking photos again is to use the internal memory. The default camera option, says that no SD card was detected and if you press ...
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Contacts in circles are invisible in Phone

I have a Moto G ver1 running Android 4.4.4 After the last update I noticed that any contact that is also added to G+ circles is NOT searchable on the phone. If I search by phone number the contacts ...
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Replacing Samsung S3 Mother Board

I have experienced problems with my Samsung Galaxy S3 mother board and I want to replace it with a new one. Does the new motherboard come with OS installed in its ROM as its default OS ?
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Help identifying tablet

I don't know if here is the right place to put this but I need your help identifying what I believe is a Chinese tablet that a friend of mine received as a gift. The problem is that it is locked in ...
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What are the minimum hardware specifications for Android?

As per the title, what hardware do I need to be able to run various versions of Android?
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I am not able to open Google Account on New Galaxy Ace 3 Phone

I have tried to open a Google account but after many attempts have failed. When I tap the Gmail icon I get a window, prompting me to add an account, for either an "Existing" or "New" account. When I ...
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Alarm not triggered when battery low (but also when battery full)

I've noticed that on my Android 4.3 Samsung Galaxy SIII, as well as on previous devices, the alarm is not triggered when the battery is low, and any applications that depend on this will thus not be ...
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Disable headphones external microphone

My headphones have external mic, but the problem is that it doesn't works. When I catch a call, I have to unplug them for picking up an incoming call. Are there an ability to force android to use ...
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How can I find the number of times the power button is pressed?

I want to know how many times a day I switch on my phone. Is there a way to find this information?
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Xperia V automatic shutdown/restart

My Sony Xperia V automatically shuts down(most of the time it restarts back) when i turn on Data, Play Games, open apps or do any thing that requires some average amount processing. Though it is at ...
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Are there region specific hardware differences to GT-N8000?

Are there region specific hardware differences to the GT-N8000, or is a GT-N8000 the same device no matter where you live? I thought Samsung's model names (GT-I9300, SM-G900F, GT-N8000) were a safe ...
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my Samsung phone says it doesn't have a rooting system, in laymens terms, how do I fix it

I installed a memory booster/ security device on my Samsung recently. I have always wondered if I actually need all this hardware and apps in my phone. Now it tells me I can uninstall some apps , when ...
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Micro USB cables that only charge but no data, no mounting etc (Samsung Galaxy S)

Not all cables seem to be created equal but I've never got to the bottom of why so many (cheap) cables I try only charge - no data. Anyone know why? Certain pins not connecting? I do know that longer ...
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How to fix the infamous Nook Color / Nook Tablet charging USB cable for good?

The Barnes&Noble Nook Color / Nook Tablet have a proprietary micro USB charging port which is longer than normal and allows power charging with 2Amps. The charging/data cable from BN is infamous ...
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Does replacing a damaged SIM slot changes the IMEI as well?

I damaged my 3G (WCDMA) SIM slot which I need to get replaced/reparied. I'm curious whether the replacement will also change the IMEI no or the slot? i.e. is IMEI info linkedup with the SIM SLot ...
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How to check if my phone components are what they should be (is Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9 equal to ARMv7 Processor rev 3)?

I've bought LG Optimus L9 P760 - it came to me from China, without the foil and with unpacked charger. There was also no guarantee included (and I was assured there will be 24-moths written one). ...
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My new phone came with super user but I didn't root it

I've just got a new Samsung Galaxy Y from Unique Mobiles (http://www.uniquemobiles.com.au). The package was still intact when I picked it up and the "don't accept this if this sticker is broken" ...
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Screen flickering galaxy s3

I noticed that my galaxy s3 sometimes show flickering on display when I am for example closing apps. I disabled HW overlays but it didn't help. I read that it can cause battery. My battery is fairly ...
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Can I download and play games on a phone with no service?

I want to download an emulator and use a new phone only for playing PC games (using the emulator to run pc games on android, of course). Can I do this without signing up for a calling plan with att or ...
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problem connecting my android to my pc

i just got a new laptop for school, its a cheap win8 asus everything is working except for when tried to plug in my sony xperia Z1.for some reason it keep connecting and disconnecting very quickly (i ...
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I accidentlly wiped my device with Android Device Manager

I accidentally deleted my phone through Android Device Manager as I thought it was stolen. I have found the phone. Can I still use the phone, or is it no longer usable since it has been wiped from ...
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Are those dead pixels? “Dead Pixel Detect and Fix” apk did not work with them

I have a new LG L9 for about 2-3 days now (but it came to me without foil on the screen). Today I've noticed that about 1-3 pixels near the middle of the screen are quite black. And they do not react ...
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Is it possible to repair an accelerometer?

First of all, my device is a Moto E. It has fallen two times, both from bed height. So after the second fall, I noticed that my screen orientation stopped changing. I checked the "rotate screen ...
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Keyboard went mad?

I have a new Android smartphone (LG L9). When I try to type something into any field in any application from context keyboard, it behaves that way: I want to type `E`, I press `E`, it usually types ...