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Galaxy S II GT-I9100G USB connectivity problem

I bought a Galaxy S II GT-I9100G two weeks back from Malaysia and it was running on Android ver. 2.3.5. But three days back I saw a 2.3.6 update available and updated my phone using the update option ...
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Why are my SMS messages being sent automatically?

When I start composing an SMS message on my Samsung Galaxy S2, if I pause for a couple of minutes the SMS gets sent automatically, even though the message hasn't been finished (and I haven't hit the ...
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Samsung Galaxy S2 - sound notification does not always work

my samsung galaxy s2 (android 2.3.4, kernel 2.6.35.7, build gingerbread.xwki4) does not always beeps when I get google talk messages (I'am not using social hub, just native Talk app) also it does not ...
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How can I boot my Epic 4G Touch into CWM?

Rooted using http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EwEYVB_ut4 process. Boot in cwm and the enter button (power button) doesn't work or is locked. Long press of button will reboot the device though. ...
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Mobile Network not available despite full coverage

I've been to my network provider and the problem is with my phone. I woke up on Tuesday with an unread message but have been unable to respond since. My lock screen says that I can make "Emergency ...
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DLNA app that supports output orientation?

On the Samsung Galaxy S2 is a DLNA client / server application called AllShare. This can direct audio, video and images to a DLNA consumer on the network the phone is on. In my case, this happens to ...
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Wi-Fi connects but can't browse

I'm opening a virtual router through my laptop, and my Galaxy S2 can see and connect to it fine. However, when I try to do anything that requires the network, it doesn't work (for example, I can't ...
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Using Odin to flash a custom rom

Nearly bricked my Samsung Epic Touch 4G. Managed to boot into Odin Mode with a USB jig. I'm back where I started now and need to re-evaluate what to do next. The phone is rooted, won't see the SD ...
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Sudden crashes and drops in battery charge

Recently I've experienced random and sudden crashes on my Galaxy S2. There is no warning or shutdown message. Suddenly it's just powered off. What could cause this? Is there any way to see what was ...
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A calendar with powerful alerts

I just bought a Samsung Galaxy 2, coming from a Nokia 3600. My old cell phone had a quite simple calendar app but when it was supposed to alert me it kept ringing and vibrating until I dismiss it. I ...
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Odin. Unplugged target while flashing

I assumed something was wrong because I waited about 20 minutes and the process hadn't completed, nor did it look like anything was active. Apparently, something was and now my Samsung Epic Touch 4G ...
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How to lock Samsung Galaxy S2?

My Samsung Galaxy S2 locks after some time I don't touch the screen. How could I lock it immediately, without waiting for this time to pass?
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Galaxy S2 can't plug in to laptop with usb correctly

Why when i try to plug in with the cable Galaxy S2 and a laptop, it's not showing any new partition that must be for the galaxy.I get a successful conection on the phone, but it's not having a popup ...
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Plug physical keyboard to Samsung Galaxy SII [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: External hardware keyboards Can I connect an Android phone to an external monitor, keyboard and mouse? Bluetooth keyboard with Android? Is there a way to plug ...
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How can I get push notifications for emails in sub-folders?

How can I get push notifications for emails in my inbox's sub-folders? By default it pushes just inbox emails, not the other folders that are in inbox.
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Part of touch screen is not working

This is a weird touch screen issue as only part (2 blocks) of the screen is not working. I tested the touch functionality via "Touch Test" and observed that 2 red zones are not responding to finger ...
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How to check update log for apps on the phone

I am suspecting one of the app update causing a problem on my Galaxy S2 after I did a app update (about 15 apps) through Android Market. Is there a way to find out the app updating history (dates/app ...
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Does the processor speed have any bearing on the time taken to charge?

I have a rooted Samsung Galaxy S II i9100 running the default Sammy Android 2.3.3 on the Siyah Kernel 2.0 I use SetCPU to change my processor speeds to conserve battery life during the day. Will ...
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Does Accelerometer Sensor work on my Samsung Galaxy S2?

I have Samsung Galaxy S2 and i'm experiencing with an issue that is annoying me very much. When I do \auto rotate\ , the rotation happens after 4-5 seconds. I've done the calibrations and all that ...
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How do I turn off the power-on sound and camera sound in a Galaxy S II?

I have followed several guides and can't get any of them to work on my Galaxy S II. How do I disable these sounds?!
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Software update never worked in Samsung Galaxy S2

Whenever I try Settings -> About Phone -> Software Update -> Check for update I get the error message "Connection failed" More Information - I am connected to Internet. and Internet works in my ...
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Trouble installing Cyanogen on Galaxy S II using recovery console method

After replacing my ailing Nexus One with with a SGS2 yesterday (an ordeal in and of itself, but neither here nor there), I decided to replace the stock ROM including TouchWiz with something a little ...
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Disable SMS Syncing on Outlook

I've already asked this question on Superuser (given it's Outlook related), but now I'm trying to see if anyone else on Android Enthusiasts can help me. The details are as below. I've paired up my ...
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Google Talk on Samsung Galaxy S II

I bought a Samsung Galaxy S II, and it comes with the IM application for instant messaging, but the only messengers available are Windows Live Messenger and Yahoo! Messenger, and I couldn't find any ...
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Browser's default search engine [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change Android device's default search engine? I bought a Samsung Galaxy S II, and when I typed into the default search bar, it sent me and my search to the ...
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Background apps and the battery

Every time I use Google Search, the browser or the music player of my Samsing Galaxy S II (Android 2.3), even if I push the back button until it brings me back to the home screen, the apps keep ...
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Samsung Galaxy SII: OTA ROM Manager update to CyanogenMod: Verification Failed

Howdi, Basically as question says; Download and Install Cyanogenmod 7.1.0 from ROMManager App, reboot into system recovery, and lo and behold E:failed to verify whole-file signature E:signature ...
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I it necessary to SIM unlock my Samsung Galaxy S2 to use a custom ROM?

I want to upgrade my Galaxy S II to Android 2.3.5, and my provider only has 2.3.3. So I have to use a ROM from samfirmware.com. Do I have to SIM unlock my phone before installing one of these ROMs? Do ...
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making picture frame widget take up entire screen?

On my Galaxy S II, I've added the Picture Frame widget to the second page. It's the only object on that page, but it only takes up 1/4th of the available space. I tried adding 3 more frames on a ...
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Galaxy S2 synced but no emails show

I have created an exchange account on a Galaxy S2. Upon creation of the account no errors were thrown or encountered. Yet when the user open email for this account "refreshing" keeps popping up and ...
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How can I upgrade my Samsung Galaxy S2 to the latest kernel?

I have an SGS2 with Gingerbread 2.3.4 and kernel version 2.6.35.7-I9100XXKG1-CL349526 se.infra@SEP-39 #2. I heard that I can update the kernel to a newer version, but I have a few questions before I ...
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How to get rid of “SD Card blank or has unsupported filesystem” notification

My Samsung Galaxy S II phone crashed and after I restarted it, there was an SD card notification icon that says "SD Card blank or has unsupported filesystem" with the only option of formatting the ...
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Show/Hide Keyboard on the Samsung Galaxy S2

I used to have a HTC Magic, and I recently switched to a Samsung Galaxy S2. One thing I miss is the ability to Show/hide the keyboard, on the HTC Magic, a long press of the menu key toggled the ...
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Power saving tips for Galaxy S2 that don't involve turning it into a dumbphone

My Galaxy S2 has always shown not more than 8 hours of battery life. This is with the stock ROM, as well as the recent 2.3.5 update and a rooted kernel. All the battery saving tips I've seen ...
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Bought Samsung Galaxy II in China, need to change alerts, etc. to English

I just bought my phone here in China and have changed the language settings to English. I get all my alerts, error messages, ets. in Chinese characters. Wish I could read them, but since I can't, ...
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Galaxy S II via Freebox server to TV

Any idea how can I connect my Samsung Galaxy S II to Freebox server? I have no idea how to set up wifi connection between them. Please note that I want to connect my phone to Freebox server as ...
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How scratch resistant is the screen of the Samsung Galaxy S 2? [closed]

I wonder if over time the screen of Samsung Galaxy S2 may get scratched? Is it necessary to use a screen protector?
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Is it possible to root the Samsung Galaxy S II without installing a custom kernel?

Is it possible to root the Samsung Galaxy S II without installing a custom kernel or otherwise flash custom firmware?
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Not able to login in Gtalk when using GPRS connection working perfectly when using WIFI connection

I am using a Samsung Galaxy S2. I am not able to log in to Gtalk or Gmail. The apps cannot load conversations when using a GPRS connection (error message: could not connect to server). But when I ...
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“Local calendar cannot sync with Google calendar…” but it can? What?

On my totally stock Bell Samsung Galaxy S2 I have my main GMail account synced to it, it is also synced to my iPod using Exchange ActiveSync. My phone's default calendar has all the events from my ...
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How can I disable Kies in Samsung Galaxy S2?

Whenever I connect my S2 to the power outlet (not to a computer), the Kies application pops up. Where do I disable this auto-activation?
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Proxy setting applies to internet browsing only ( on Galaxy S II )

I have done the setting for proxy server on my Galaxy S II. It works for internet browsing only. Other applications that use internet, do not work. Anyone has got that working?
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Always shows “Local calendar cannot sync with Google calendar. You need a google account.” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “Local calendar cannot sync with Google calendar…” bur it can? What? It says this every time I try to make a new event on my new Bell Samsung Galaxy S ...
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How do I disable the lock-screen when my Samsung Galaxy S II is charging/connected via USB?

When I develop for my Samsung Galaxy S II, the screen locks as usual after the configured time. However, for development it would be practical if the phone would just stay awake while it is connected ...
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What does the blue 0 mean in the top right hand corner of my camera?

I have a Samsung Galaxy s II and recently a 0 in a white box has appeared in my camera on the right hand corner. Why is this? What does it mean? How do I get rid of it?
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Deactivate Talk Messages on Samsung

On my Samsung Galaxy S2, I am using Google Talk. I also use the preinstalled messaging app for SMS. This messaging app seams to read my Google account and shows Google Talk messages. Therefore I get ...
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Galaxy S2 keeps periodically showing “Refreshing SIM data” toast

I have a rooted Samsung Galaxy S2 running the stock Samsung ROM (no custom ROMs ever). Of late, I notice that every few minutes, a toast pops up saying 'Refreshing SIM data'. If the screen had been ...
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Removing non-Google contacts from Messaging

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 (running Gingerbread 2.3.3) and enabled syncing of contacts for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google. I've been finding it really annoying that when I go to write a ...
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Wiimote Working on Samsung Galaxy S II Without Root

I've been reading everywhere that the Wiimote doesn't work with Samsung Galaxy S II because of the bluetooth stack on the device which is not able to pair with the Wiimote. Many claim that it's ...
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Galaxy S 2 battery won't charge while being on

First of all, LOVE the Galaxy s2, even though it has some problems - which phone doesnt, right? I've had the Samsung Galaxy S2 for 2 months. It worked fine. Since a week my phone won't charge the ...