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GPS not working on Galaxy S II

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2. My GPS doesn't work. It just says "Waiting for location" the whole time. At first when I bought the phone, I think it worked correctly, but now it doesn't. I tried: ...
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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 set up email (mostly yahoo) so that no matter which device I delete an email on, it will be deleted on the other?

I finally switched to Android from Apple, and I've tried setting the email account as both premium and not, and it either stays independent when deleted (not deleted on the server), or it's just ...
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Is there a way to preserve my configuration between firmware updates?

I had some apps installed on my Galaxy S2 and configured them on screen the way I liked to have them. Today, the firmware got updated (it looks cool) and all my installed apps are gone from my ...
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Is it possible to connect a USB stick to Samsung Galaxy S2 Phone?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 phone. It comes with a micro USB port which can be used for charging or connecting to a PC. I am just wondering if the micro USB port can also be used to connect a USB ...
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File bluetooth visibilty default on

I have a Galaxy S II, I transfer files using bluetooth to my PC all the time, constantly! It's rather annoying having to mark each and every file as visible on bluetooth (very stupid design not ...
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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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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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Installed Galaxy S3 ROM on Galaxy S2

I installed a ROM meant for Galaxy S3 on my Galaxy S2 phone by mistake and now the phone won't boot. I can get into Download Mode fine but I can't get to Recovery Mode because the ROM installed a S3 ...
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Transfer *.contact from PC to Samsung Galaxy S 2

How can I transfer my contacts from my PC (win7) .contact (iPhone 4) to Samsung Galaxy S2? I no longer have the iPhone 4.
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How does one disable the media scanner? (obviously on a rooted device)

Running a rooted Galaxy S2 with DarkyROM2 2.3.5 & SuperCore kernel. I have a 32 GB microSD card in addition to the 16 GB internal storage, and it takes ages to scan both when the phone boots. At ...
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Prevent phone from automatically lowering media volume

I have a Samsung Galaxy SII Skyrocket. Everytime I unplug my headphones/auxiliary cord from my phone and plug it back in, the media volume gets lowered to about 60%, system-wide, regardless of media ...
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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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GT-I9100G screen replacement

I have a GT-I9100G and the screen went bad, I'd like to replace it but all the screen replacements on amazon are for the GT-I9100 version. They look the same but I am still not sure if this will work ...
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Why do all my MMSes show up as videos?

Long text messages, photos - all show up as a five second long "video" (still image). Happens with received MMSes and the ones from me that I've sent. Using a galaxy s2. This is really annoying, my ...
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Weird Bluetooth Behavior, difficulty reconnecting to paired device - Galaxy S II

I had been having this weird behavior with my BT - Headset, that it works fine if I pair manually, but when I try to reconnect to a previously connected device, it would connect, and then just fail, ...
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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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“Charging paused. Battery temperature too high” while connected to car charger

I have a Galaxy S2 with ICS. When I use it in my car, while it is charging from a car charger, I occasionally get this popup: "Charging paused. Battery temperature too high" Also Waze is running ...
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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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Must I install ClockworkMod to install CyanogenMod on Samgung Galaxy SII?

I want to install CyanogenMod on my Samsumg Galaxy S II. If I install ClockworkMod I think I will void the warranty provided by Samsung. Must I install ClockworkMod or can I just install CyanogenMod? ...
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All of my launchers keep crashing, my only fix is to factory reset. I need help for backing up valuable data

I have a Galaxy S2 running on ICS. It is not rooted. Recently it keeps crashing. No app will start with the exception of lock screen and the notification curtain. My menu button does not work so ...
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What's the “MTC Мобильная Почта” update on my Samsung Galaxy?

What's the wierd looking update that's just turned up on my Samsung Galaxy phone? "MTC Мобильная Почта" by "OJSC Mobile TeleSystems". The review section has lots of one-star comments saying its ...
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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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How do you resize the Gmail widget?

I can't seem to get the Gmail widget resized to full screen on my SG2. How do I resize it so that it covers the whole screen area? Android 4.0.4.
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How to Screenshot Of the Screen on Samsung Galaxy S 2?

Since i have updated my phone by Android version 4.0.3 i am not able to take a screen shot of my phone, before i used to do it by pressing Home and Power button simultaneously. Now if i am pressing ...
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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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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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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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What does “NFC Connectivity (Optional)” mean for the Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II?

I'm considering to buy a Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II. In the specs, I've read "NFC Connectivity (Optional)". What does that mean? It seems that the first batch of phones won't have an NFC chip. Is it ...
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Why are my photographs not stored with GPS location?

I'm currently on vacation and used my Samsung Galaxy S 2 to take a couple hundred photographs. I'm running the stable CyanogenMod 9 and have the Store Location option enabled in the Camera app. I ...
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Rooting Stock Firmware - GSII with NFC

I have a Galaxy S2 with NFC (GT-I9100P) and I wish to have root access to properly administrate my phone. I've been looking at various forum posts on different sites and I've just been getting more ...
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Battery life cut in half recently - DrReadUsbStatus issue?

My regular uptime on Samsung Galaxy S2 was around 6 days. For the last couple of weeks it is down to less than 3 days. The change was instant, but I was hoping it would come back - it did not. Running ...
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Samsung Galaxy S2 wifi - Connected but no internet

My Galaxy S2 (ICS I9100G) connects to my home wifi but sometimes does not actually transmit data. I took it to the shop and they did a factory reset (which I could have done on my own) and then was ...
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Rooting GT-i9100G under linux

What is the safest method to root a Samsung Galaxy S 2 i9100 G under a GNU/Linux system? (ArchLinux). I am a programmer (without android programming experience, only desktop and web), it does not ...
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Does my HTC Wildfire S data cable work with a Samsung Galaxy S2?

I have a HTC Wildfire S and I was wondering if it works on a Samsung Galaxy S2. Sorry if I posted this in the wrong forum.
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3G Connection Not Working on Samsung Galaxy S2

I have a Galaxy S2 that for some reason does not work when it's connected to a 3G network(or at least I think it's connected, there's a '3G' symbol next to my signal meter). When I say it doesn't ...
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How do I remove the confirmation alert when choosing Silent mode?

SG2 with ICS 4.0.4: When I long press the power button and choose Silent mode, I get a confirmation alert stating that "Silent mode will be enabled".Then, I get to choose between "OK" or "Cancel", ...
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How do you find out what changes there are in new firmware?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 running ICS 4.0.3. It has desktop software with it called Kies for managing the phone and when I plugged it in today it told me that there was new firmware available: ...
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Why has my Samsung Galaxy S2 become a data hog?

My father has a Samsung Galaxy S2 with the stock GB and un-rooted. The phone has been working flawlessly, but lately (since about 2-3 days) it began to use a crazy amount of data. He normally uses ...
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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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Wi-Fi of Galaxy S2 is not working after ICS update!

I updated my Galaxy S2 with the official OTA update to Android ICS 4.0.3 After the upgrade, my wireless worked for a couple of hours, but after a restart it doesn't work at all (for a week now). I ...
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Gameloft Game Graphics problem

I installed a Gameloft game Brother in Arm.. But the graphics of the game is shown as below. Use 2.3.3 on Samsung S2 Any idea why its not being displayed ?
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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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Install Russian input method on android

I don't have Russian input method in the list of methods available. Tried third party apps like 'change locale' bu they are changing interface of the OS and not giving me to type in Russian. Android ...
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Loss of Image quality when set as lock screen or home screen wallpaper

This is my original wallpaper: After setting it as Lock Screen wallpaper, its quality got reduced and this is how it looks: Even when set as homescreen, the image quality is reduced. How to ...
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Boot looping / Corrupted data partition, CWM crashes when restoring to factory defaults

Been using the Alpha version of CM7 for the Samsung T989 (T-Mobile Galaxy S II) for over 2 weeks now. Seems like when I rebooted it today it managed to corrupt the data partition. Symptoms: -Normal ...
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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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Simulate Touchscreen Input On Android? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Cannot unlock tablet as have no internet connection? I have had a very unfortunate accident with my Samsung Galaxy S2 and the screen has suffered a complete shatter (top ...
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Calling causes freeze

I own a Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100, currently running Android 4.0.3 XWLP7, rooted. My problems however started even before rooting the phone. The problem is that whenever I try to call someone, there is ...
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USB connection broken, tried debugging

I have a Galaxy S2 that refuses to be picked up by any computer. I tried different operating systems, I tried a different USB cable, I tried debugging mode. The phone still charges fine through the ...