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Root Samsung Galaxy S2 with unconventional kernel version

My Galaxy S2 is running Android 4.1.2. I am following the howto here. I am trying to look for the corresponding CF-Root download, by looking in the xda-developers forum. The problem is that the kernel ...
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Can't turn on my Galaxy s2 sprint SPH-D710

I tried to root my Galaxy s2 Sprint. I turned my phone off and went to downloading mode, then I turned the odin and connected my phone to pc. After it, i hit start and nothing happened except saying ...
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Mediaserver is eating my phone's battery?

I'm using dual boot on my SGS2 with CM10.1 and JellyBam and both running fine but with some issue of mediaserver draining my phone's battery like a crazy nut. I have checked on Google and got many ...
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galaxy s2 wont turn on just keeps popping up us cellular symbol than re does it again

My galaxy s2 charges normally but when I turn it on, it starts up and then just randomly keeps restarting. I have taken out the battery and it still does it. It also charges just fine when I just plug ...
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Cant download any pictures/files/movies from the Internet on my Samsung Galaxy S2

Yesterday I downloaded a video online from the Internet on my Samsung Galaxy S2. When it took too long time, I stopped the download and pressed deactivate and force stop. I tried to download the video ...
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Text messages sent from Outlook do not show in my Android's messaging folder

I can send and receive text messages with my Outlook 2010 on an Exchange 2010 server. Received text messages appear both on the phone and Outlook but sent text messages only appear on the device that ...
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Read/Write not working on external sd card - Android

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 and no applications can read or write to the external SD card - except the Root Browser. This happened a month or so ago after I installed a custom ROM (Alliance) and I have ...
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Rooting Galaxy I9100 S11 Jellybean without changing ROM

Am looking for a simple safe way to uninstall some Vodaphone branded apps without changing the ROM (if possible) I expect rooting will be necessary and possibly a temporary ROM will be required to do ...
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How to migrate TwLauncher customization to another Launcher

How can I copy the home screen customization from Samsung's TwLauncher on a Galaxy S II running Android 4.0.3 to another Launcher such as Holo, Nova, GO or Apex. I tried Desk migrate as well as the ...
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Galaxy S2 does not see MP3 files in any player

I transferred several MP3 files to the Samsung Galaxy S2. But, the player does not see the MP3 files, only the DCT files. I installed several different players, and had the same result. How do I fix ...
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Galaxy S2 turns off randomly

I got a problem with my Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100. I have it for round about 8 monthts now and experimented with some custom roms. I installed cynogenmod 9, 10, 10.1 tested Syah Kernel and installed ...
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problem with external sd card after restart

I usually store all my music, documents, and other personal files in the external sd card. So I have my ringtone to be used from my external_sd. I've seen that if the external sd card is being in use ...
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My Android keeps squawking at me! It's torture!

My Samsung Galaxy SII I91000 (unlocked GSM) has started making a horrible Gestapo-toned alarm at any hour of day or night unless it is turned off. The state of battery charge does not matter and it ...
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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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Samsung galaxy s2 upgrade problem

I want to upgrade my Android version 2.3 to the newest firmware version. I am using Odin v3.04 but when I put file into the PDA section and turned the phone into download mode and started the upgrade ...
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Unexpected battery discharge on Samsung Galaxy S2

I charged my smartphone yesterday to full 100%. When I woke up today, I saw that battery was 40%. Android OS has used 90% of the battery. My Android version is 4.0.3. What is the cause of the problem? ...
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Can't select date in calendar and Gmail not coming to phone

My question is 2 fold: First, when I go into calendar monthly view and hit say the 15h of the month...it won't pull up the info that day. When I do a battery pull, it will work for a few hours then ...
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Tethering CM10 - high latency, high(ish) throughput

I am recently having an issue where tethering my PC (Arch Linux) to my Galaxy S2 has a very strange result. While tethered, web surfing on my PC is painfully slow - not because of slow download ...
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Selected mobile carrier unavailable, do I need to install a multi CSC? If so, how?

I just bought a Samsung S2. The phone is unlocked but when I put my SIM card in it says Selected Service (Bell) Unavailable. I searched around the forums and I think the issue is that my CSC is CPW, ...
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Samsung Galaxy S2 Ice Cream Sandwich and Microsoft Office Outlook Calendar 2003

After upgrading to ICS, my phone does not seem sync properly with my MS Calendar using Outlook 2003. Unfortunately, my work platform is MS Office 2003 using XP Professional. I uninstalled and ...
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Poor battery after update to Android 4.0.3

I updated my non-rooted Samsung Galaxy S2 from 2.3.5 to 4.0.3. Now, I recognize a significant decrease in battery lifetime. Any idea what may cause it and how to get around it?
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S2 not accepting activesync password

I had gone on a holiday to Singapore and had inserted a local SIM card. After a day, the phone stopped accepting my original password which was for the active sync. I am now back in India. How do i ...
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ICS Bluetooth Losing Connectivity

I have a Galaxy S2 Skyrocket on AT&T that is currently running Nexus ICS Zero Build 2 Rev.12. I've been trying to pair the phone with my car. It will initially connect, but when I try to either ...
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Samsung S2 reads out message aloud

Some one has changed my phone settings, so when I recieve an SMS from any number the message is read out loudly. Can someone tell me how to disable this? My driving mode is turned off too.
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Unable to move files to external SD card on SGS2 XXLP2

Running a rooted Galaxy S2 with ICS XXLP2 official leaked rooted build. I have a 32GB microSD card mounted at /sdcard/external_sd in addition to the 16 GB internal storage. I'm unable to copy files to ...
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SGS2 2.3.3 active sync email stopped syncing mails

I have been using MS exchange Active Sync to sync my office email. For 15 days it seemed to work fine but now it has stopped syncing my messages completely. All other mail accounts like Gmail and ...
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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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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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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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Samsung GS2 suddenly can't pick up my network anymore, only other (roaming) networks

I've just moved to Ireland. I was going to keep using my Austrian Three mobile contract, which gives me 1 GB of data, 1000 min to call Austria and 200 international min under the Three Like Home ...
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Sprint Galaxy S2 won't encrypt

My Galaxy S2 won't encrypt. I follow all the prompts, including PIN, the encryption program launches with the green android on a black background, but no text or progress bar to indicate the program ...
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How do I see battery usage after a complete drain?

I'm having the classic problem of sudden battery drain, but the twist is that I can never catch it in the act. I just find my phone dead when I pick it up to use. When I go to the Battery section of ...
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Galaxy S2 turns itself instantly off and keeps making a “pop” noise every ~0.6 seconds while off

The noises are as loud as tapping fingernails on table.Even though phone is off only removing battery stops the noises. why is this and where does the noise come from? UPDATE: Now it happened again ...
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Audio Playback Error - Galaxy s2

Am getting the error message when I attempt to play audio files (mp3) when previously I was able to play them fine. OR I can play the files for a little bit (or sometimes 50% of the file) and then ...
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“Firmware upgrade encountered an issue…” message on galaxy tab 2 10.1

I have a problem: My samsung galaxy tab 2 10.1 doesn't turn on correcty. I have the message : Firmware upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies & try again". For your ...
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(BRICK) SAMSUNG GT-I9100

I have a problem with my mobile phone Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100. I don't know why but my phone turned off and now I cannot re-start it. In Plug in mode my USB used to work, but now nothing is ...
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Random volume changes with headphones

Starting a few days ago, every time when I plug my (Monster iSport Livestrong) headphones on my Galaxy S2, the audio volume just randomly either goes to silent or to maximum, and it keeps doing this ...
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Cm11 - Sdcard0 Not Mounting Anymore

I've updated to CM11 yesterday on my i911 and everything was working fine but today, after rebooting the phone the sdcard0 didn't mount again and the external SD card now is dead, I can't even open it ...
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What to do when my Samsung galaxy s2 stops during boot?

Its Like I on my phone and then it started show the samsung s2 then it shows the s sign and its stuck there
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Samsung Galaxy 2 stuck at start up. Can I recovery the phone or at least the data?

My Samsung Galaxy 2 stuck every time when start up. It looks ok on the beginning, it shows "Samsung Galaxy S II ..." then change display to Vodafone logo then the shows word "samsung" and stuck here ...
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MMS not working on Cy10.2 ATT GS2 Skyrocket

Okay so I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket (ATT) and I just upgraded the firmware from the the stock ICS to Cyanogenmod 10.2-20131214-SNAPSHOT-InstallerWPPQ50S-skyrocket. Ever since the upgrade ...
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Connection issues with mobile data on Galaxy S2 running CM 10.2

Recently I updated my Samsung S2 with Cyanogen 10.2. After that, my mobile data network is not connecting. I am not able to connect to mobile internet. I am able to access net via WiFi. Also I ...
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Why is my Samsung Galaxy phone automatically moving read Yahoo email to the spam folder?

Why is my Samsung Galaxy phone automatically moving read Yahoo email to the spam folder? This usually happens when there is an attachment.
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turn off mobile after some time when done factory reset

I lost my data from android device manager app from web. I have mistakenly click erase button in web. I have wipe data factory reset in samsung s2 i9100 using ClockworkMod Recovery (Process). Done, ...
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Samsung S2 to Digital 2 10" Tabet

Can I connect both using a MINI USB TO USB ADAPTER? Both have bluetooth also. Im trying to understand if i can scan files from one to anotherand if so, what are the steps/proper procedure in doing ...
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Samsung Galaxy S2 can't write any files to SD nor delete existing folders, why?

I go to recovery mode, format everything that's possible, even running some full wipe script, then install fresh ROM, boot into it and see all old folder on internal SD card from old apps, also I ...
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force close when add contact

I have a problem which just occur this morning when I woke up, which is whenever I try to add new or access a contact, the contact app keeps force-close and it pop out android.process.acore. I tried ...
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My Samsung Galaxy S2 Android v4.1.2 won't auto-update my apps

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2, SHV-E120K and auto-update from Google Play store won't start for already installed apps. The auto-update checkbox is checked and there is an updated version ready on the ...
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Why does MIUI ROM have the FM radio on Samsung Galaxy S2 but other custom ROMs do not?

I have loved the MIUI ROM because it is the only custom ROM that has FM radio enabled on Samsung Galaxy S2. Why does MIUI ROM have FM radio but other custom ROMs like CyanogenMod do not?
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Why did ChatOn update notification appear in Galaxy S2 airplane mode?

I got ChatOn Update v.3.5 in notification area appeared while my S2 phone was in airplane mode though I have ChatOn uninstalled and disabled.