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How to tell current frequency band?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace, with quad-band I believe. It is possible to see the current connection network type, e.g. UMTS, EDGE, etc, by going to Settings -> About Phone -> Status. But it does not ...
3
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1answer
568 views

HSDPA/3G not working and Power off when plugged to charger

I am not sure whether anyone has this issue before. My phone is: Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830. From today morning onwards, 3G or HSDPA not working in my phone. When I plugged the phone to the charger ...
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1answer
3k views

USB tethering not working after installing CyanogenMod 7.2 on Samsung Galaxy Ace (GT-5830)

I recently installed CyanogenMod on my Galaxy Ace and now its USB tether option is not working. The phone is detected by my PC only when I check the USB debugging mode. I can tether with external ...
5
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1answer
316 views

How to limit cache of internet browsers?

I use the default browser as well Opera Mini. I can't seem to find any setting to limit the cache to a certain amount (in MB for example). They eat up disk space quickly. Anyone knows if it's ...
1
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1answer
370 views

Contacts History for SMS Stopped Working

I noticed that when I go to Contacts > History, the last entry for SMS history is February. All text messages made from then on is no longer being logged in the History view. However, all call history ...
2
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1answer
3k views

How can I upgrade to the latest Android version? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I update the OS in my device? I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace and would like to upgrade to Android 4. How can I do that?
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0answers
456 views

How can I get Google apps to work on my Samung Galaxy Ace?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace (gt s5830), Android 2.3 OS, that I have rooted recently. The problem I'm having is that I am unable to run any Google apps on my phone. I have tried the Google Play app, ...
2
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1answer
1k views

Screen goes dark and phone goes unresponsive whenever I make/receive a call

I changed the SIM card on my Samsung Galaxy Ace to another one. Now, whenever I make/receive a call, the screen goes dark and the phone goes unresponsive. Pressing buttons randomly eventually sets ...
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2answers
4k views

Wi-Fi doesn't stay connected

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace running Android 2.3.6. The problem is that when I'm in the middle of internet browsing, I completely lose my Wi-Fi signal. I've tried a factory reset which didn't help, ...
3
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1answer
3k views

How can I save notes taken in the Galaxy Ace's Notes 2.0 application to restore after a system reset?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 running 2.3.3 and I took a lot of notes in the default Notes 2.0 application. I want to reset the system and I need to back them up somehow before I perform the ...
2
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0answers
1k views

“install zip from sd card” missing on Samsung Ace

When I go into the recovery mode I am missing the option "install zip from sd card". I have installed the Android 2.3.6 DDKQ8 Fimware (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7L_w-MNxAzE). How can I get this ...
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3answers
14k views

SD card not detected after re-partitioning it, FAT32 + EXT4

I followed the steps here to add an EXT4 partition on my 8gb sd card: http://www.addictivetips.com/mobile/properly-partition-sd-card-for-app2sd-android-roms/ Now I have 6.xGB FAT32 as the primary ...
15
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3answers
5k views

Battery - do they last longer if recharged when empty?

I'm about to buy a Samsung Galaxy Ace (it's not much expensive and I think it's a pretty good phone), however everyone has been complaining with the battery life but admitting that isn't bad compared ...
3
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1answer
628 views

Dim the back light to low battery level

Even when I set the backlight onto its dimmest, it is still very bright when using it in the dark. However, when you have low battery it appears even dimmer, so I know it is possible to get it to that ...
2
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1answer
11k views

How do I save images from google search on my Galaxy Ace (Android Version:2.2.1)

When I want to search for an image and I get the image results, I do not see a download option when I select a particular image (although the URL is of a .jpg file) Is there an app for that or some ...
3
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2answers
4k views

How can I set a new app as my default launcher on a Galaxy Ace?

I downloaded a launcher app on my Samsung Galaxy Ace (iPhone Locker; actually its a locker app but it pretends to be a launcher). Now when I press the Home button, the list of launcher apps pops up. ...
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2answers
3k views

How to restore/add google search to android browser - Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830L

I own a rooted Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830L. My carrier decide it was a good idea to remove Google search from the default android browser replacing it with a absolutely useless search engine they ...
0
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1answer
735 views

Market App crashes on Samsung Galaxy Ace

i have samsung galaxy ace, yesterday i rooted my phone and installed the link2sd application, everything was fine, today when i tried to install an application using market, the market just crashes ...
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1answer
1k views

Link2SD working issues

I have installed the Link2SD application on my Samsung Galaxy Ace, everything is in place, now I dont understand how it works. I have allotted 1GB of space to my second ext3 partition, I have 2 ...
1
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1answer
544 views

Not sure if Kernel Version correct

I recently updated my Samsung GT-S5830 to Gingerbread via Kies. After the update my phone is displaying the kernel version as 2.6.35.7-perf-CL5XXXXX root@DELL 142 #1. The Xs are some 5 digit number. ...
2
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4answers
8k views

My Samsung Galaxy Ace disconnects from Wi-Fi when sleeping even after setting the Wi-Fi sleep policy

I asked this question and found that normally setting the Wi-Fi sleep policy to Never would prevent my device from disconnecting from Wi-Fi when the screen is off, but it's not working. Even after ...
2
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1answer
867 views

WIFI gets disconnected once the device sleeps [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I keep my wi-fi on in sleep mode i have samsung galaxy ace, i have created an adhoc network on my laptop and connected through WI-FI on my samsung phone, now the ...
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1answer
723 views

Network operator says “Registered on network” but Why can't I connect to the internet?

Good afternoon all, I was originally using a GSM iPhone and I've switched to an android Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830L. I've got some problems connecting to the internet and was wondering if someone could ...
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1answer
10k views

How can I move apps to SD on my Samsung Galaxy Ace?

I want to move some apps to my SD card, and from Googling around I found that it's possible to do this if the device is rooted. How can I root my Samsung Galaxy Ace?
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2answers
935 views

Samsung apps cannot be run. Please try again later

I'm using Kies to connect my 'Samsung Galaxy Ace' in my PC. All the options like Music,Photos,Videos and Podcasts working fine. But when I click on Samsung Apps under Store option, its showing an ...
3
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2answers
9k views

How to use Wifi re-installation code?

Hi all I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace but my Wifi is always not in range. I think the solution may have been at Google Helps: Use WiFi driver re-installation Code *#*#526#*#*...Reinstall the ...
1
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1answer
597 views

Sub keys always lit

By sub keys I mean the two keys next to the home button on my Galaxy Ace. Even when the screen is off they are still lit up. Other than that the screen being off acts as normal. So my question is: Is ...
1
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3answers
12k views

How can I unlock my Samsung Galaxy Ace?

I have just purchased a Galaxy Ace locked to a specific carrier. I was wondering if it is possible to unlock the phone for free without having to pay for it?
2
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1answer
4k views

Samsung Galaxy Ace wont charge

Hello my wife has the galaxy ace gt s5830 but for some reason it wont charge either off the original charger, or blackberry charger, neither off the usb in the laptop will it charge, if i take the ...
2
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0answers
531 views

Hide the Favorites Tray from a specific home screen

At the bottom of my main home screen, I have the Favorites Tray with the default icons (Call, Contacts, Messages and Menu). This Favorites Tray was only visible on my main home screen, but now it ...
2
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1answer
4k views

Why does Samsung Kies say that my device does not support software upgrading via kies?

I bought a Galaxy Ace. It initially came with: Gingerbread 2.3.3 Build is GINGERBREAD.XWPKY, for regions France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, UK Unrooted With that, let me ...
4
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2answers
1k views

Are Android OS updates region specific?

Well, I have a Galaxy Ace with 2.3.3, build XWKPY and Samsung Kies doesn't show an update to 2.3.4 yet. I'm thinking of manually updating it through Odin and I need to know if I can just download any ...
3
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1answer
2k views

Can't connect Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 to PC after root

I have a Samsung S5830 phone. After I rooted it using upd-1.zip I got a superuser icon in the app list. However my PC won't recognize it. I have Kies installed and all Samsung drivers but it seems the ...
2
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2answers
3k views

USB connection problem with Galaxy Ace

My Galaxy Ace doesn't get recognized by my HP laptop with USB connection. When I tried to connect it with my friend's cable on his Dell laptop, it notified CONNECTION UNSUCCESSFUL - NO DRIVER FOUND. ...
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0answers
522 views

How do I configure File Expert's Web Sharing feature?

I recently installed File Expert on my Samsung Galaxy Ace and I'm not sure how to configure its Web Sharing feature. I clicked on Share My Contents->Start Share Via Web which gave me the URL, ...
1
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1answer
2k views

How can I permanently disable USB debugging mode?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace and I've encountered a strange issue. When I was connecting my mobile to the PC I unchecked the box for "USB debugging mode" and did my work without issue. However, after ...
0
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1answer
5k views

Is it possible to connect Samsung Galaxy Ace with USB but without Kies?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace and my problem is that I am unable to connect the USB to my PC, without starting Kies software. Is it possible that I can connect my Ace to my Laptop without using Kies, ...
4
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1answer
8k views

Missing icons at the bottom of the home screen with TouchWiz

My son has recently got a Samsung Galaxy Ace android phone. Somehow he has managed to remove three of the four icons that are normally at the bottom of the screen ( typically the green icon for making ...
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1answer
410 views

Not able to upgrade my galaxy ace through kies

When i connect my ace through kies the update starts, it downloads the firmware from the internet and then it shows "preparing firmware upgrade components" and it stuck their as it is, nothing changed ...
6
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3answers
1k views

Media volume issues

I've a Samsung Galaxy i551 with Android 2.2, not rooted and with stock rom. I'm having two volume issues (don't know if they have anything to do with each other): When using the external speacker, ...
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1answer
672 views

My phone vibrates 2 times, as some application crashes inside or background

I have Samsung Galaxy Ace running Froyo. While writing text, installing/removing app or doing any kind of play. My phone vibrates 2 times. Where as I am not using vibration for any event. You have ...
3
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2answers
2k views

Application to switch among multiple running applications

I have Samsung galaxy ace with android 2.2 mobile. Is there any way or any application so i can run many applications simultaneously and i can switch among them? Why do i need this. When i surf ...
2
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0answers
767 views

Is it OK to leave my Samsung Galaxy Ace charging all the time? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does constant charging harm my cellphone? Hello! I have the Samsung Galaxy Ace but the battery life is a bit of a problem for me. Can I leave it plugged in ie. charging ...
2
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2answers
30k views

How do I auto arrange icons in the app menu?

My device is a Samsung Galaxy Ace / Cooper. It's running on Froyo. I want to auto arrange icons in the app menu. Is there a way to do this? Like auto arrange alphabetically? Is there a built-in ...
2
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2answers
467 views

How to retrieve a system file of Android?

I ve deleted the file "fw_bcm4329.bin" from the root of the SD card, right now I cannot connect by my pc with the tethering of android. Anyone knows how to retrieve this file? I have a Samsung ...
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4answers
5k views

Why does Wifi show an error whenever I try to reconnect (Galaxy Ace)?

I'm using a Galaxy Ace. When I turn off WiFi and try to turn it on again it shows an error. I need to restart my device for it to work. Any ideas?