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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 ...
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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 ...
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1answer
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Second partition can't be mounted (link2sd)

I'm trying to partition my external SD card (32GB SDHC), so I can link application to the second partition with link2sd. Now the problem is that, no matter what filesystem I use, link2sd can't create ...
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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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Dropbox export folder to SD card?

Is it possible to download a folder (or at least download multiple files at once) from Dropbox to SD card? I do not seem to have the export option when selecting folders Note the "Share" option ...
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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 ...
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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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SD Card fills up with GPS/*.txt files

My Galaxy ACE SD card fills up with .txt files in the GPS folder when the GPS is on. I often run out of space. This doesn't happen with my other Android phones. How can I diagnose and fix this?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Power button not working. Phone wont boot?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace GTS 5830i. I somehow messed up the power button of my phone and now after the battery drained completely, It will not start. I tried looking up online for going into ...
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1answer
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Headphone music controls not working correctly

I recently purchased a set of earphones (HTC RC E160) with music controls (next, play/pause, previous buttons). Strangely, they do not appear to work on my Samsung Galaxy Ace. The play/pause button ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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1answer
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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 ...
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support of Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean CM10 ROM on Samsung Galaxy Ace s5830

Is possible to update with this jelly bean version? I have updated my phone with this jelly bean version and when i am rebooting it then it is showing only samsung start screen. I don't get further ...
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Why can't my device connect to my home Wi-Fi, but is able to connect to others?

Another user asked a question that covers the same grounds as my issue, but it has no answers and very few details about what was tried. My router is an DVG-G5402SP using the 802.11g standard and the ...
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Samsung Galaxy Ace locks automatically when clock application is selected

Got my Samsung Galaxy Ace a few days ago. Been working properly till yesterday when something strange started happening. Whenever I select the Clock application, the application starts, I see my clock ...
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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 ...
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1answer
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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 ...
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How to clean the voice mail in the notification screen?

How to clear the notification screen, without listening to the voice mail? The phone is Galaxy Ace GT.
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About Extracting & Replacing files in a Custom ROM

Custom ROM's come in as a .zip file. Is it good to extract those and add a few apps like Settings.apk(replacing), MMS.apk (replacing) with the existing one? Doing so and after that compressing it back ...
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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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1answer
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Apps force close on a Galaxy Ace GT-S5830i

Every app I use needs to be forced closed after less than 5 minutes. Even apps I haven't even opened [before]. I've turned off my phone and restarted it multiple times and nothing seems to work. Does ...
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S2E/Link2SD and all other apps get corrupted?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace powered by the official CyanogenMod. I don't know what caused this issue but it has happened twice already. Once on Link2SD, the other while using S2E. And on both times: ...
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1answer
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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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2answers
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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 ...
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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 ...
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1answer
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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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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 ...
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Does build number matter when rooting phone?

I want to root a Galaxy Ace S5830, Android 2.3.6 Build Number GINGERBREAD.DXKT5. I've seen some tutorials that says specific build numbers while some says nothing specific. Does build number matter ...
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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 ...
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Call app needs long time to start

The call app on my Samsung Galaxy Ace takes a really long time to start (about 20 seconds). When it finally starts and I cancel the call and call again, the app launches normally. When I turn off the ...
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1answer
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Samsung Galaxy Ace keeps updating Samsung app store

I recently purchased a Samsung Galaxy Ace and tried to get onto the Samsung application store on the phone. It said that there was an update for the application so I downloaded it and tried to get ...
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Phone restarting over and over after rooting Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830i

I rooted my Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830i from the link given below- http://theunlockr.com/2012/11/22/how-to-root-the-samsung-galaxy-ace-s5830/ However after rooting it, it is restarting again and again. ...
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How do I root my Samsung Galaxy Ace?

I want to root my Galaxy Ace but don't want to install Custom ROM or CWM! Just only root so that, I can run some apps which requires root.
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1answer
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How do I reset the fade effect on ICS?

I recently installed ICS on my Samsung Galaxy Ace and I have accidentally enabled the fade effect throughout the phone, but now I cannot find the setting that I changed. I don't want to perform a ...
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1answer
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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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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 ...
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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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2answers
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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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Recieved an SMS that deleted all my SMS

A weird thing happened to me today. I received an SMS and upon opening it from the notification bar on top, my SMS are all gone. I didn't even get to read the message. I have my SMS backed-up from a ...
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Samsung Galaxy ace GT S5830i can't receive calls while using internet browser

My Samsung Galaxy ace GT S58350i can't receive phone calls while I am using my internet browser. How can I solve this problem ?
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Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830 neither goes into Download Mode nor RAM Dump Mode

My Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830 has just “hung” during the start-up screen with the white text “Samsung www.samsung.com" on a black background. I have tried to restart it and to take the battery out / ...
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Why won't my Samsung Galaxy Ace let me update my apps?

Why won't my Samsung Galaxy Ace let me install updates? It lets me download, but then when it gets to installing it says: could not be installed on USB or SD card
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Galaxy ace camera app does not open and shows warning: ErrorMessageHandler.handleMessage(-1) [closed]

After dropping device in water, I am trying to open my galaxy ace camera app, but it doesn't open. rather than it shows a warning message: Warning: camera failed ...
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2answers
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Samsung Galaxy Ace - HID Bluetooth Keyboard Connection?

I'm a newly arrived escapee from the iPhone Empire - I just got a Galaxy Ace and it seems better in all respects except one very important one for me... I used to use my iPhone to write / take notes ...
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Swedish language on my Android (Samsung Galaxy Ace)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I add a new language? Just bought Samsung Galaxy Ace! I love it but the only thing I haven't been able to figure out yet is if and how can I have a language that ...
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1answer
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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?