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How to Disable Double Tapping?

My Galaxy S2 asked me to double-tap and drag to unlock (instead of just dragging) and every time I try to tap anything, one tap only makes a yellow box appear around the app or file or whatever, which ...
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SGS2: Terrible battery life, I've tried everything I could think of

About 2 months ago, my gf started experiencing an odd problem with charging her Samsung Galaxy S2. While it was connected on charger and on stand-by, it would charge only 5% in like 2-3 hours. ...
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Mobile Network goes off often in my Galaxy s2

I am using Galaxy s2 since 5 months. I have started facing Network problems recently. The mobile network goes off often and it resumes most times by itself.. but sometimes I need to restart my phone ...
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Galaxy S2 Not Booting After Editing build.prop

I'm really far from "rooting Android devices" . I had root my device . SuperSU and CWM installed. But today i did a mistake and decided to try Facebook Home. So install it from an .apk and then edit ...
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can not find contacts in google account which were synced, there is no option under more to restore contacts as said to be

I synced my contacts to my Google account and can not find them. I read there should be a restore contacts in the "more" menu but there is not. Is there another way
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Does the Samsung Galaxy S2 support DC-HSDPA

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 running Cyanogenmod 10.1.3 which equates to Android 4.2.2. I would like to know if my phone will support DC-HSDPA or not? Will it just work? Is there anything I would ...
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Galaxy s2 screen turns on by itself

I'm Running a Galaxy S2, with the AOKP milestone rom (JellyBean). Occasionally, the screen will turn on by itself (even when no user apps run in the background) after being turned off, light up, turn ...
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Can anyone recover my data after flashing my android samsung galaxy s2 phone?

I sold my phone to a person who performed a flash on my phone. He says that all the data gets deleted after the flash but I wanted to ask people in this forum as I dont want anyone to recover my data. ...
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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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Empty /data/log folder

I have Galaxy Sii s9100 with CM 10.2 (android 4.3) I am encountering the bug that fill the folder /data/log and display the notfication "Storage space running out" I can see that the problem is ...
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How can I undo the “Do Not Ask Again” for using my home screen wallpaper as my lock screen wallpaper as well?

I use an app called "Live Video Wallpaper" or LVW which is basically a live wallpaper that allows you to select a video as your live wallpaper. I have no problem with it but I accidentally checked ...
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How do I hard reset my Samsung Galaxy S2?

I have forgotten my password. I have seen some answers to similar questions, but they are all the same. I have tried these, but it always asks me for my password, which is the reason I can't get into ...
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“Damaged SD card” error on internal storage

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket and after rebooting my phone yesterday, it's now giving me a "Damaged SD card" on /storage/sdcard0. Here's the thing... I've never had an SD card, and there's no ...
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Backup apps on SGS 2 with broken display?

the display of my Samsung Galaxy S2 got broken and I need to backup my apps. Is that possible without the phone's screen? There are no backup apps on the phone and it's not rooted. I don't know the ...
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How can i access the internal storage (to retrieve photos) on my samsung galaxy s2 with a cracked screen and and broken usb port?

I have no concern for the phone or its warranty as I am due an upgrade in 10 days. I just want to retrieve the photos without paying for a screen repair.
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how to transfer contacts from a micro sim to a mini sim if the screen is broken and not getting comands?

how to transfer my contacts from a micro sim to a mini sim if my phone screen is broken and is not getting my commands neither? from a galaxy s 2 to a nexus
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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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How can I install a CSC code which are not listed on Samsung Galaxy S/S2/S3 CSC app?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2. I want to change its CSC to any Indian version. I came to know that ODD, INU, IND, INA, INS, IMS & REL are the Indian CSCs. But when I checked it with Samsung Galaxy ...
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Updating Samsung Galaxy S2 Giving Error Status 7

I'm trying to update my Samsung Galaxy S2 (D710) using CyanogenMod 11 and a ClockWorkMod-based recovery (have no idea as this was my dad's phone and he forgot the recovery he used). The latest version ...
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Where is the internal memory for Samsung Galaxy S2 and how do I remove it?

I've removed the motherboard like this: http://gyazo.com/9995b3ba45b8053c2732eee6f62f90da I no longer care about the phone itself. The only thing I particularly care about now is getting into the ...
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“Failed to detect compatible download-mode device” on Mac Lion with Samsung Galaxy S2

Hi I'm using the cyanmodgen wiki to install it. but I'm stuck on the first step. Whenever i do sudo heimdall flash --kernel zImage I get : Initialising connection... Detecting device... Failed ...
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Samsung Galaxy 2 with touch screen home button, so I don't know how to put it in download mode in bootloop

Ok so I have a samsung galaxy s2 I don't know what version or anything about it but I bought a new battery to see if the bootloop would stop but it still hasent. I've seen many ways to fix it by ...
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Make an app behave as if it is on kitkat

I have an app that worked well on my i9100 (Samsung Galaxy S2) with a custom Kitkat rom. Now, I have installed CM12 (Lollipop) and this app isn't working as it should have. It shows a login screen, ...
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Minimum set of apk in /system for S2 boot and a minimum launcher

So, basically, I have root access on my S2. The phone is GT-I9100, with Android 4.1.2 Build Version: JZO54K.I9100XWLSD I can remount the system partition rw, what I want to know is: If I do a backup ...
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How to get Google Play Services back

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2. Recently I was trying to clear space, so I deleted a whole bunch of apps. I deleted Google Play Services, not knowing its function. I have since tried to reinstall Google ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy s2 not showing missed calls

My phone won't show any missed calls. I have a Sprint Samsung Galaxy S2. It was working earlier today. I called my phone 3 times because I was looking for it. But when I found it, it didn't show any ...
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Is it possible to increase Samsung's limit on contact merging?

On Samsung phones, at least I know on the Galaxy S and Galaxy SII, it is only possible to merge 5 contacts max. There is also an issue on the Google Code page of Android here, but this did not solve ...
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S2 stops at logo screen

as the topic says, my s2 stops at the Samsung logo screen, I tried EVERYTHING, I tried to enter the download mode, but it seems it doesn't work. what to do now? it was working alright! and suddenly, ...
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Galaxy 2s network password

My wife dropped her phone and the screen is blank. We're replacing it, but I want to get her photos off it. I hooked up the phone to my PC and it asks for a user name and password which my wife says ...
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can't see photos that have facebook logo

My thing is that I want to see the pictures in my gallery.they have the Facebook blue F beside each folders. I want to see my photos and and also want to keep them in my gallery. Just can't see them. ...
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firmware for samsung galaxy s 2

After installing a custom rom my Samsung Galaxy S2 it stopped working and showing only the logo with a yellow warning sign. now I can't get to cwm recovery mode, i can only go into downloading mode. ...
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Is there a way to get GPS to work without Google Location Service constantly enabled?

The GPS on my Samsung Galaxy S2 cannot find my current location whenever Google Location Service is disabled. I have it disabled most of the time because my battery drains much faster when the ...
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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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Missing space/Storage space running out Galaxy S2 [tried almost every solution I can find!] [duplicate]

I periodically get this error on my phone. It will say the internal storage is running out but when I check the storage use it will say: Total space 1.97 GB Available: 182MB Apps: 622 MB Cached 11.70 ...
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samsung s2 stopped working when i turn bluetooth on

Suddenly my s2 starts giving this issue.when i turn on bluetooth.my phone gets switched off. I tried restarting my phone ,but still this issue exists Plz help thnx in advance
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Can an antivirus really stop the broadAnywhere threat?

I had a look at the diff where the broadAnywhere threat is fixed, and it's basically just mPendingIntent = PendingIntent.getBroadcast(this, 0, new Intent(), 0); replaced with: Intent ...
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How can I reset my developer options, or otherwise boot my Galaxy S2 on CM10.1 again?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 and the ROM I'm using is CM10.1. I was messing with the Developer Options and I saw an option called "Simulate Secondary Display". I clicked that and selected 720 then it ...
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Is there any way to recover a flash memory that probably stopped working?

I have a Samsung galaxy s2 phone whose suddenly stopped working, I've changed battery and tried basically everything in order to make it work, nothing helped.. Is there any way to recover a flash ...
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Why Galaxy SII reports on not enough memory for new apps when I have several GBs available on flash storage?

I have 5GB free out of total 11.5GB internal flash storage on my SGS2. However, it doesn't allow to install new apps saying there's not enough memory. Also Settings > Applications Manager > All ...
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Resize /system partition of Galaxy S 2

I need to increase the size of my Galaxy S 2's /system partition from 503.4MB to... Well, anything possible. The (main) reason why I want to do this is because I want to install GApps 20140606, which ...
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Samsung Galaxy S2 not enough storage

I have a Galaxy S2 and a memory card installed. There are tons of free space on both. When I install any app, it downloads and then says not enough storage. How to solve this problem? It's running ...
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Google Play app seems corrupted

I have a Samsung Galaxy Skyrocket SII (yes, quite old now) and it's had a litany of issues as of late, but the one I find curious of all is the issue with my Google Play app. Every bit of text within ...
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Service Mode “Menu not Exist” Android 4.1.2

I am having little issue here. I have accessed the Service Mode via this no: *#197328640# Then i am choosing options as follow [1] Debug Screen [8] Phone control [6] Network lock When i press option ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy S2 new battery dying too quickly

I'm trying to figure out if the new battery is faulty or if there could be something else causing the battery to charge the whole night and then die after half a day. If I take out the charger while ...
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Changing vibrate length of default email app on galaxy s2

I have connected the mail app from the galaxy s2 to my email (exchange). The notification (which I have set to vibrate) is just a very short vibrate. It seems very likely that I will often miss this ...
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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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Over heating problem

I am using Samsung Galaxy S II GT-I9105. Lately I installed a game called Mini Warriors. At game play, my Mobile gets heated. The weird thing is, when I touch the battery, it is normal. But the area ...
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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 ...