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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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Cannot connect Samsung Galaxy S2 to computer in storage mode via USB

I am trying to install an application (developed using Eclipse) onto the computer (I am using Windows XP). When I try to connect the USB cable with the phone, it starts to charge or starts the ...
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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 to access Samsung Galaxy S2 storage while phone is off

My Galaxy S2 recently froze while browsing facebook using Firefox (the loading animation kept playing though), then shut down after a minute. I haven't been able to turn it back on since then. I tried ...
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Galaxy S2 Android 4.1.2 - calendar sync option disappeared

I just upgraded my SGS2 to 4.1.2 and I have huge problems synchronizing my Google calendar. First of all, my Google calendar app disappeared. Until here ok, I reinstalled it from Google Play. When I ...
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Samsung Social Hub: How can I view the sent folder running ICS?

I have 3 email accounts under Social Hub, how can I view sent folder running ICS 4.0.3 on Samsung Galaxy S2? When I was using Gingerbeard 2.3.6, it was very simple to move the other mail folder as ...
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Disappearing Icons on Galaxy S2

On my Samsung Galaxy S2, sometimes all of the icons will disappear from the home screens except for the 4 built in icons (phone, messaging, web, applications). This sometimes happens at startup, and ...
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Rooting Samsung Galaxy S II GT-i9100

How does one root a Samsung Galaxy S II GT-i9100 (with its original Android 2.3 Gingerbread), preferably under Linux Mint? This questions pertains specifically the GT-i9100 version (not GT-i9100G nor ...
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Samsung Galaxy 2 (Jelly Bean 4.1.2) In the stock “Phone” app, on the “Keypad” tab, how can you enter a “space” character?

I was wondering if there is a way to enter a "space" character on the keypad in the keypad tab in the Phone app. For example, I have 3 different "Mike" contacts: Mike Smith Mike Jones Mike Rothe ...
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Samsung Galaxy S2 - Screen Lock Options Disabled

Following the recent upgrade to Jelly Bean on my Samsung Galaxy S2, I have enabled the lock screen with password but when I want to change the other options to like Swipe, Motion, face Unlock Pattern, ...
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my mail won't show after upgrading to 4.0.4

After upgrading my Samsung galaxy s2 to android version 4.0.4 my mail won't show in the default mail app (cant find out the name!). I only get a dropdown bar -- but when I clicked it, the arrow points ...
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How can I answer a call using the HOME button in CyanogenMod 9?

Just flashed CyanogenMod 9 RC2 on my Galaxy S2. While I appreciate the enhanced customization and loads of options as well as the removal of some bundled Samsung bloatware apps, I do miss certain ...
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RAM version in smartphone?

How can i find or check RAM version of my smartphone ,am using Samsung Galaxy,is there some secret code to find that? Already i have tried the code : *#*#3264#*#* but no help. please help me sort ...
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No External Storage available Galaxy S2

My galaxy s2 was in bootloop , I have installed cyanogen mod 10 on it . Now I can`t see any files on my storage , when I enter camera or gallery it writes "no external storage available" . And the ...
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External devices interfering with GPS

I recently bought a FM transmitter to broadcast my music to my car's speakers. However, I discovered that while the transmitter was plugged into my phone I couldn't get a GPS signal. I imagine that ...
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Samsung Galaxy S II with Cyanogenmod no longer boots

Earlier today my phone started acting up. I tried to take a picture and it shut down, this happened again later in the day. A couple hours later it shut down whenever I unplugged it from the charger ...
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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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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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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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USB OTG Not Working Samsung T989

My USB OTG connection on my Samsung T989 isn't working. I have CM 11 on the device and I tried disabling SELinux. I have used all different apps but still nothing is working. I have plugged in my ...
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Search apps list using keyboard

When looking through the list of installed applications I am able to search for an app by name quickly using PC keyboard on Genymotion emulator or when I plug in an USB keyboard to my Galaxy S2 ...
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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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“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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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 Galaxy i8262 stuck on boot screen after flashing

I flashed my Samsung Galaxy i8262 ROM with odin and accidentally I selected a ROM file from phone not from PDA, so when it finished and I restarted my phone and it stays on Samsung Logo Can one ...
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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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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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Samsung Galaxy S2 SGH-S959G Android version 2.3 in boot loop

This morning turned off my phone by pressing and holding down the power button. I waited a few minutes then tried to turn the phone back on. It began to boot up by flashing the normal Samsung Galaxy ...
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music/pictures dowloading problem in Galaxy S2

I simply cannot download anything from the web. E.g Music, photos, videos etc While I touch to the option "save as" or "download" a box written "downloading" appears, and then it stops I cannot find ...
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My SMS app is crashing

On my Samsung Galaxy S2, I am unable to read my SMSes as it keeps coming up sorry force close. I have tried rebooting and "wipe cache partiton" but without any luck. Please, help.
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Is there a way I could click photos using the volume button without opening the camera app?

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100 on a custom ROM. (Alliance ROM - ICS) Is there a way I could capture photos using the volume button without opening the camera app when the phone is sleeping (...
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My display doesn't work but the touch-screen does

My display doesn't work, but the touch-screen portion still works. Will I need a new digitizer or will just a screen replacement do?
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Will JTAG wipe internal memory on Galaxy sII?

I have hard bricked my phone by flashing wrong bootloader. My phone wont show any signs of life but warming of the back side. I have some private photos, messages, etc that i don't want the repair ...
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Galaxy S2 won't turn on properly

My Samsung Galaxy S2 wont turn on properly, it just flashes the boot screen. I've tried taking the battery out and turning it on without the SD card. What should I do? I don't want to factory reset it ...
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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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All icons and Miscellaneous file images are clubbed with personal photos on Samsung Galaxy S2 plus

I have Samsung Galaxy S2 plus. My Gallery is full of icons and miscellaneous file images. Every time I try to delete any, they come back again. I am not a tech person, so I'm finding it difficult to ...
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4.0 Samsung galaxy centura

how can I get past a emergency dialer, locked screen on a Samsung galaxy centura (android 4.0)... I have no idea how I got into it, but I can't get past it or do anything else with it....
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Complete incremental phone sync

I have two samsung galaxy s2 models and I want them to sync with each other completely, either over wifi or usb. I usually only use one at a time. Is it possible or is there an app already for that?
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Deleted my OS, samsung galaxy s2

i was recently updating my OS for my galaxy S2 yesterday. during the update process. i accidentally switched off the phone and when i restarted my phone, the sscreen showed "SAMSUNG GALAXY SII GT-...
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After update my Samsung S2 cannot lock the screen

I can't lock my screen. When I click the lock button, the screen just blacks out. When I click the home button it directly show me the home screen even though I have set the lock pattern.
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Charging paused, battery temperature too low

I dropped my Samsung Galaxy S2 in water, and now when I plug it in I get a message that says: Charging paused, battery temperature too low Is there any way to fix this?
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Phone Stuck on Samsung Galaxy S2 Screen

I have a rooted GT-I9100G. Recently the official JB for France came out, and I wanted to flash it. Some of the reasons to do so were: My phone use to randomly show charging even when the charger ...
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Copy application data file from internal memory to sdcard via update.zip script

Unlock pattern has been used too many times on this android device and we don't have username and password. Most probably USB debugging might also be disabled. I can reset wipe data/factory reset from ...
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samsung galaxy s2 battery shuts phone down when plugging in charger

I have a Galaxy S2 and when I plug in the charger on one battery the phone shuts down and will not reboot. On battery #2 (exactly the same OEM) the phone remains usable on the charger. Dilemma that I ...
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Wifi not working on samsung s2

I have ICS on my Samsung S2 I9100 phone. I was able to turn on WiFi until about today afternoon. Now, from recently though, whenever I turn on WiFi, it does not turn on WiFi at all: the device shows ...
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Samsung Skyrocket - Maximize Battery?

I have tried a few alternative ROMs, and underclock using SetCPU, but I can't seem to find a truly effective way to have my Samsung Skyrocket's battery last for more than a day. My average usage time ...
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Alarm Clock Plus says wrong temperature; wrong by 20 or more degrees

I enabled the "Say time before alarm" and "say weather before alarm" features on Alarm Clock Plus, but when alarm activates the wrong temperature is being said. Not by a few degrees, but by 20 or more....