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Is there a real 5.1 (surround) output mode for music on Samsung's Galaxy S2?

In the music application on the Galaxy S2, there is a 5.1 mode, it seems to me all it does is to apply a set of filters to the sound... But I wondered if there were real 5.1 capabilities on the S2, ...
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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 ...
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Barcode Scanner not working correctly on Galaxy S II

I got my Samsung GS II just recently and I was wondering if the problem I'm experiencing comes from my phone or is a common problem among GS II users. Once I turn on the Barcode Scanner I'm able to ...
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Remove thousands separator in Calculator app of Samsung Galaxy S2

Is there any way to tweak a standard Calculator application in Samsung Galaxy S2 mobile phone not to display the thousands separator? I mean to display 1000 instead of 1,000. Is somehow related to ...
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How to remove Samsung native email app from Galaxy S2? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: How can I uninstall applications that are locked by phone vendor? How can you uninstall an app that you didn't install on your Droid? How can I uninstall built-in ...
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Yellow Triangle at bootup

A few days ago I bought a Samsung Galaxy S2. But, at phone start up under the Galaxy S2 Logo I see a strange Yellow Triangle. I read a few forum posts found on google, but I have some doubts about ...
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How can I free up storage on my SGS II?

I got a notification on my SGS2 today that said the phone memory is nearly full. So my question is: How can I move apps to the internal USB storage? I don't have a micro SD card in my phone.
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Samsung Kies in Virtualbox Win 7 64bit?

I try to run Samsungs Kies in a Virtualbox running Windows 7 64bit on a Linux host (Ubuntu 11.04). After installing all updates and Service Packs I can run Kies and check for updates. I have the most ...
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How do I stop my phone from beeping when it completes charging?

I have a Samsung Galaxy 2 S running Android 2.3. When I plug it in to recharge, it beeps when it reaches 100%. I would prefer that it not notify me with a sound. However, I can't for the life of me ...
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Is the Galaxy S II stable?

I am thinking about getting a Galaxy S2. It seems like a great phone, but I have some concerns about the system stability. I hear from Android users that Samsung's original ROM is very slow and heavy ...
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Would a Class 10 MicroSDHC card ever be worth it on a Smartphone (Samsung Galaxy S 2)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is a Class 10 MicroSD overkill or is a Class 6 adequate? first of all I am aware that there are similar questions, I've read them but they don't totally apply here. I ...
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How to remove the time and date from the default lock screen wallpaper of Samsung Galaxy S II?

I just want the lock screen wallpaper to be shown, nothing else. How can I do this?
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How do I get my Samsung Galaxy S 2 to connect by USB “normally”?

Note: This question has been edited significantly based on new information, however, I think it still meets the original intent. I have a Samsung Galaxy S 2. When I plug it into my computer by USB, ...
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native email client on galaxy S2 does not attach original message when I reply back to the sender?

When i reply back to the sender or people in CC, The email client shows me the original message while i'm typing my reply but somehow it gets removed/deleted when i send the email and it appears to ...
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Can a phone manufacturer's custom interface be changed?

This is related to this question about removing apps, but I thought it was different enough to merit separate focus. I recently bought a Samsung Galaxy 2 S, and it has a custom interface designed by ...
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Can I remove all these garbage apps without rooting the phone? [duplicate]

I just got a Samsung Galaxy 2 from Docomo in Japan. The only thing I don't like about it is that it came with about a million pre-installed apps, 99% of which are just garbage that clutter my ...
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Watch dog and grooveshark

I'm using 3G Watchdog to track my 3g traffic and noticed that it does not monitor my Grooveshark app. Do you know why? Got a Sniffer that works better?
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Is there a known issue with HTTPS and the Android browser?

I have a Galaxy S2 running 2.3.3, all up to date and not rooted. On several sites I find that logging in is impossible due to requests sent on HTTPS not returning a response. I've not tested the ...
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RemoteDroid connection problem

Has anyone tested the remotedroid app? I tried (on windows xp and samsung galaxy 2), installed both server app and android app, but nothing happens. Are there any more settings I should make? Thanks.
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How to turn off duplicate email notification messages?

Recently bought a Samsung Galaxy 2. There's a built-in app for both Gmail and general e-mail. I've been using the general e-mail app. I'm finding that I'm getting notifications from both apps for ...
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Do a total wipe of my device

I have flashed my ROM several times with different ROMS, and sometimes back to stock. I flashed roms, modems, kernels etc. But the flashing never seems to totally format the device, because the ...
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Where is a downloaded .apk placed in Android phones? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where in the file system are applications installed? Where is a downloaded .apk placed in Android phones? I want to backup the .apk files to my PC so that if something ...
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Galaxy S 2 iPhoto import lists no photos

This is an SGS2 with a Mac. When I connect the SGS2 with USB debugging activated, it mounts the phone and the sd card correctly. iPhoto starts and shows both devices. However, both are empty ('No ...
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Does the Samsung Galaxy S II come with an unlocked bootloader?

Does the Samsung Galaxy S II come with an unlocked bootloader as earlier promised by Samsung?
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How to transfer contacts in my outlook pst to Samsung Galaxy S II (or - any android phone)?

I am having my contacts backed up in my outlook and now i will be able to export it to .pst and from that is it possible by any means to bring the contacts to my android phone (Samsung Galaxy S II) ?? ...
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Samsung galaxy S2 Storage management

I used to have an HTC Desire: there was an internal memory and my micro-SD card. I could navigate easily via file explorer to each. With S II, I have also a micro-SD inserted however I can only ...
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Samsung S Galaxy II (i9100): Problems with Wifi signal, bad reception, breaking connection

I recently bought an Samsung S Galaxy II (i9100), and I am pretty pleased with it. It is by far the best phone I ever owned. The only downside I have is that it has a really poor wifi signal. It ...
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Default group on Samsung Galxy S II does not sync with Gmail

The default groups on the Samsung Galaxy S II: Friends, Family and Co-Workers do not get sync with Google Contacts. Any thing I can do in order to solve it?
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Can't access emails in Gmail labels

This is a problem that suddenly appeared (or rather didn't!) on my Nexus One running Cyanogenmod 7. It was fine and then all of a sudden I could no longer load any emails in any of the labels, it ...