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Samsung Galaxy S 2 Kies update problem: “does not support initialising”

I've been fruitlessly trying to get the new Android OS update for my s2 for quite some time now and I finally thought my troubles were over when I saw an update for Samsung Kies pop up earlier today ...
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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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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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How can I make navigation work again in Google Maps?

Device: Samsung Galaxy S2 For quite some time, I've been using Google Maps and Navigation. It worked fine with several app updates, until this week. Google Maps updated, and now Navigation crashes as ...
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How to use an external USB keyboard with a Galaxy S II or a Huawei Y201 Pro

The background: I recently learned about OTG USB cables that can be used to connect peripherals to Android devices. I had this idea of using an android device with a usb barcode reader connected ...
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Is it possible to recover data from internal memory?

I have Samsung Galaxy S2, that was sent to the lab for repair. The phone arrived and all the internal memory was deleted. All the data that was on the internal memeory: Media, SMS, Contacts (actually ...
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Samsung Galaxy S i9000 stuck on Boot Process, Recovery only sometimes working

I have a Samsung Galaxy S i9000. I had Android 4.4.4 on it for a while and everything was working fine, till it suddenly stopped booting. It was just stuck on the CyanogenMod Screen and nothing ...
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Text message with pictures: “Download” button does nothing

I have a Galaxy S2 running Android 4.0.4. When people send me text messages with a picture attached, I receive the message but it says something like this, with a "download" button: Message size: ...
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CyanogenMod install failed on Samsung Galaxy S II, phone now shows boot screen and then a black screen

I was trying to install CyanogenMod on my un-rooted Samsung Galaxy S II using this installer. I installed the app on the phone and the PC; downloaded the data for the program; plugged the phone ...
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No mobile signal after installing CyanogenMod

I have a Samsung Galaxy S 2 (GT-I9100) and baseband version I9100XXMS3. As far as I understand from this page it's a UK modem, which is where I am. When using the latest stock Android I was still able ...
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Samsung Galaxy S2 (i9100) stuck @boot & unable to flash

Nearly three years ago my Samsung Galaxy S2 (i9100) system completely broke (after about 1 or 1.5 years of what I would call normal Samsung usage :D - a lot of errors and problems, but usually ...
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Taking pictures using an external (USB) camera on a Samsung Galaxy S2

Question: How can we take a picture using an external, USB camera, on a Samsung Galaxy S2 (setup in host mode, using an OTG (On The Go) cable), running Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Details: We ...
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How to configure Show Owner Info on Lock Screen on Galaxy S2 / Android 4.0.3?

I just upgrade my S2 to Android 4.0.3, and I'm trying to configure it to show my info on the lock screen. I go to Setup-->Security-->Owner info Then, I type in the info, but I don't find any way to ...
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1answer
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Getting “Downloading… Do not turn off target!” when trying to boot into recovery mode

I just installed Cyanogenmod on my Samsung Galaxy S2. I want to install Google Services app ZIP. For that I have to reboot the phone in recovery mode. But it is only showing Downloading... Do not ...
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6answers
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Changing contact to canonical form (adding + country_code)

I am using Samsung Galaxy S2. Is there any automated way or app to change all my contacts with appropriate country code into canonical form. I just found that lot of my contact are there without the ...
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Galaxy s2 phone question

Is there any way to see when a text message has been read by the recipient on a galaxy s2 phone and where would I turn that on??? It shows that it has been sent but I need to see when it was read.
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After installing CyanogenMod 12+ fastboot is not working

I installed CyanogenMode 12+ in my S2 device. Every thing was working fine and I used fastboot to flash the ROM. After installing CM when I go to download mode again, fastboot didn't detect the ...
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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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Importing photos finds all image files, not just camera pictures

When trying to import photos from my Galaxy S2 in Windows, it tries to import all image files on the phone (including application data), not just those in DCIM. The system is Android 4.0.3. The ...
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Samsung Galaxy S2 phone keeps periodically detecting that charger is plugged in even when it's not

Samsung Galaxy S-2 phone keeps periodically detecting that the charger has been plugged in, apparently randomly I have noticed, however, that if I keep using the UI of the phone it doesn't happen, ...
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What's the difference between “sd card” and “usb storage”?

Under Settings -> Storage, I see entries for both "SD card" and "USB storage". What's the difference? What should I be using each of those for? In addition, how can I control what data goes where? ...
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Install CWM on Samsung Galaxy S2 (GT-9100M)

I already soft bricked my Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-9100M two times (the M is important, it's Virgin/Bell Canada's version) when trying to install clockworkmod recovery (CWM) on it. First time I think I ...
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How can I disable voice commands when double pressing the home button on the Galaxy S 2?

On Samsung Galaxy S2 (not rooted) everytime I accidently double press the home button, the voice command app comes up. How can I disable this?
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SGS 2, CM 12.1: getting a different recovery

I have a Samsung Galaxy S 2 (or I9100). On this phone I have been running CWM with Cyanogenmod for quite a while. Recently, I updated to Cyanogenmod 12.1. It was quite a hassle, but it works fine. ...
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application to restore/download all market applications after new rom is installed [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to recover apps from a factory reset? the AndyX Rom has a wonderful feature that grabs all applications previously installed from the market once you do all wipes ...
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How to modify internal partitions on Samsung Galaxy S2

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100): CWM-based Recovery v6.0.5.0 Rooted Cyanogenmod 12 with Android 4.4.4 The phone runs actually pretty good with this ROM, the only problem that I'm having is a ...
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How do I unlock the screen when forgotten password?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2. My daughter put a screen lock on and doesn't remember the code. How do I unlock it?
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Vibration stopped working on Galaxy S2

I can't work out why, but it seems the vibrate and haptic feedback functionality on my SGS2 stopped working recently. First time it failed it seemed to come back after a reboot, but it's since died ...
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How to retreive files from a completely dead Samsung Galaxy SII?

My phone does not turn on, tried all kinds of buttons (hold power, volume up and home, etc), taking out battery for more than an hour, and tried charging as well. My phone will heat up on the left ...
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Galaxy S2 stuck on the Samsung logo

I have a Galaxy S II Plus, GT-I9105P model. I don't know what happened to it, but suddenly it did a restart and since then it stuck on the logo of Samsung like this: The computer doesn't recognize ...
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Samsung Galaxy s2 can't hard reset

I have a Samsung galaxy s2 and i was trying to wipe it clean by doing a soft reset, but now i can't start it anymore it only shows the start up screen when i try to turn it on. I have no way of doing ...
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How can I insert a customized emoticon in SMS? Galaxy S2

Just wondering if is it possible to insert a customized emoticon in SMS. I get only those :-) default ones. I'd like to use smth like :) or :-x or 8-)
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Where is the mic located on Samsung Galaxy S2

I have downloaded an app for calculating distance of the phone to the wall It is known as sonar. I want to test this app. So, I covered the speakers of the phone which could be could found on the ...
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township will not load

Was fine this morning, now appears to be loading and connecting then just drops out. Cleared cache and do not know what to do. Playing on samsung tablet, downloaded not via fb. up to level 71 would ...
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How to get rid of lock screen in Samsung Galaxy S2?

Lately, instead of just being shut down my Samsung Galaxy S2 shows this screen (see screenshot). How can I get rid of it? I don't want to see this screen ever again. Somehow it appears only while I'm ...
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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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Transfer Frozen: Free Fall progress between devices

How can I transfer my progress in Frozen: Free Fall from my Samsung Galaxy S2 (Android 2.3.3) to my Samsung Galaxy S5?
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Losing connectivity with my carrier, how can I reconnect?

I'm not sure why this happens, but I've lost connectivity (phone service, 3G) with my service provider a number of times now. Not just for a short while, I may be off the air for hours. This is ...
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Double Tap to Unlock on Galaxy S2 [duplicate]

My new mobile keeps asking me to "Double Tap to Unlock" an icon which appears every time I try to make a call. How can I disable this?
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“Reject with message” disappeared from the incoming call screen on Samsung S2 Plus?

I have Android 4.2.2 running on Samsung S2 Plus. I suppose that an update modified the configuration and now, when the phone is ringing for an incoming call I don't see anymore the option "Reject call ...
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Google Play store crashes and gapps process not working since upgrading to Jelly Bean on Samsung Galaxy S II

My phone is about 9 months old and has not given me any problems before I upgraded to the latest Android version - Jelly Bean 4.1.2. I downloaded an original version (not a cracked version) when I got ...
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My Samsung Galaxy s2 is very dim?

My Samsung Galaxy s2 is very dim, what is the problem. It is so dim I can't see a video properly! ->Auto brightness set to off ->Brightness level is maximum ( when i make it minimum the screen looks ...
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How to fix hanging Samsung Galaxy S II phone (GT-I9100)? Also flash and root it?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S II model smartphone. GT-I9100 is the exact model number 1, mentioning it since I saw here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samsung_Galaxy_S_II that there are variants with ...
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Text to speech disappeared after deactivating it in the settings Galaxy S2 Android 4.1.2

On my Samsung Galaxy S 2 Android 4.1.2 , I played around with the Text to Speech functions and deinstalled updates and deactivated both Samsung and Google TTS in the settings. Now I can not find them, ...
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Change WCDMA to GSM automatically

I have Samsung Galaxy S II with Android 4. If I configure my phone to GSM/WCDMA (automatic) mode, I have problems when I receive or make a call. Usually I lost the call or the other person cannot ...
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Galaxy 2 Auto backup

I have a Galaxy2 and want to get some photos and videos from Auto-backup to my Computer . Please help Tried searching and copying the specific file I am new to this so scared to try too much ...
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Horizontal calibration and Gyroscope calibration is not working on Samsung Galaxy S2

Whenever I go into the calibration for the accelerometer and gyroscope, the blue dot is not moving around for the accelerometer and for the gyroscope. Also, all of the auto screen rotation functions ...
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when i try to download apps on my android (Samsung galaxy s2) it says ERROR while downloading. There is insufficient on external storage [duplicate]

it seems to me that it was a waste of money to bye GTA on my phone because it keeps on coming up with this annoying error. i will be very grateful if anyone could help me.
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How do I check who is connecting to my hotspot?

Is there any way to check who is connecting to my hotspot? I am using a rooted Samsung Galaxy SII. I use the SII's tethering feature in: Settings > Wireless and network > Tethering and portable ...
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Will I lose any apps / data if I upgrade my phone's OS?

I'm planning to upgrade my Galaxy S2's OS from android 2.3 to 4.0. This is an official upgrade from Samsung. It sounds like it's an easy process. Just download the Kies program from Samsung and ...