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Formatting (or reinstalling) Samsung Galaxy S2

I have some experience about Android phones (but i'm not an expert) . I have problems with my Samsung Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100) . Its battery heating too much, there are a lots of applications, sometimes ...
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Send and receive text messages on computer using galaxy s2

I could use Nokia PC suite to receive and send SMS messages on my computer. But I could not find this feature in Samsung Kies. How can I send and receive text messages on a PC using my Galaxy SII?
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Connect a portable USB modem (data card) with Samsung Galaxy S II

Is it possible to connect and use portable USB modems such as Reliance net connect, MTS, etc., using an OTG cable with Samsung Galaxy S II and use it? I went through many forums and haven't got any ...
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Galaxy S2 no USB Conenction after firmware update

I just got an automatic firmware update for my Galaxy S2 Android 2.3.6 I9100GXXKL4 Kernel 2.6.35.7 dpi@DELL164 #2 GINGERBREAD.XXLB1 Now the USB connection does not work anymore and I cannot ...
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How do I back up (and restore) my phone before installing a custom ROM? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to backup an Android device? I am thinking of installing a custom ROM such as CM7 on my AT&T Galaxy S2 (SGH-i777). I have already rooted it. What is the best ...
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Software update never worked in Samsung Galaxy S2

Whenever I try Settings -> About Phone -> Software Update -> Check for update I get the error message "Connection failed" More Information - I am connected to Internet. and Internet works in my ...
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Background apps and the battery

Every time I use Google Search, the browser or the music player of my Samsing Galaxy S II (Android 2.3), even if I push the back button until it brings me back to the home screen, the apps keep ...
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Is it safe to restore the phone.apk from a stock Samsung ROM to CM9?

I was using the stock Samsung ROM on my Samsung S2 i9100. Changed over to Siyah Kernel and then made the leap to CyanogenMod 9. Although I prefer and appreciate the myriad settings and usability of ...
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Vibrator not working after upgrading to ICS - Samsung Galaxy S2

I have upgraded to the latest official version available through Kies. And I have noticed that after the update the vibrator of the phone is not working. Actually its working but not in Silent mode on ...
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Why doesn't ATT Samsung Galaxy S2 detect ICS update OTA and how to update?

My Samsung Galaxy S2 has the Android 2.3.6 version and a while ago I read that there would be an ICS update (http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/25/ics-att-samsung-galaxy-s-ii/). I have been checking for ...
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can't get the exact position in Map

Goal: Get exactly position in Maps (google map) from my Galaxy SII Problem: I don't get the exact position in Maps from where I'm standing.
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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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Why did my phone lose the ringtone configuration?

I've assigned a default ringtone and one other ringtone to my wife. She called me two days ago and the phone played the Galaxy SII ringtone. Next day, somebody else called me, and the same happened. ...
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How to disable double tap for page-home on Samsung Galaxy S2?

After wondering and getting annoyed by my phone sometimes just jumping to the beginning of a web Page, I finally found out that it's a new Feature of the internet browser. Double tapping on the top of ...
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How can I determine the latest released firmware for my Samsung device?

This problem eludes me. I have two Samsung Android devices, a Galaxy Tab 10.1 and a Galaxy S2. I keep'em up-to-date using the update option in the settings panel, however, I think I'm not always ...
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Rooting and updating to Official Updates

I have a S2. I want to root my phone to use the amazing apps out there Not to install custom roms. Can i still get access to the official updates from Samsung ?
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My Epic Touch 4G can only boot into Odin mode

Installed ClockworkMod via ROM Manager, selected reboot into recovery via manager and the phone only boots into "Android System Recovery" now. OK button doesn't work to select "reboot now", though ...
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What's in an update?

My Samsung Galaxy S2 just updated to version I9100XWKI4. Is there a place where I can see what's in that update? And in the ones before that? All I could find was a blog post from a site that shows ...
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Does Accelerometer Sensor work on my Samsung Galaxy S2?

I have Samsung Galaxy S2 and i'm experiencing with an issue that is annoying me very much. When I do \auto rotate\ , the rotation happens after 4-5 seconds. I've done the calibrations and all that ...
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What does the blue 0 mean in the top right hand corner of my camera?

I have a Samsung Galaxy s II and recently a 0 in a white box has appeared in my camera on the right hand corner. Why is this? What does it mean? How do I get rid of 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 backup my app data if my phone is not rooted? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Full Backup of non-rooted devices I'm going to flash (format) my Samsung Galaxy S2 (both the external sd and internal sd) . My phone is not rooted. But there are some ...
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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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Load only small subset of messages

I have thousands upon thousands of text/picture messages on my Samsung Galaxy S 2, ice cream sandwich. When I go to open a conversation, the phone stops for a good 30 seconds, even after a fresh ...
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Galaxy S2 - Accessing Internal phone memory in Recovery Mode

How can i access to Internal Storage in Recovery mode using Android Debug Bridge (ADB.exe) ? C:\Users\MohammadReza\Desktop\platform-tools>adb devices List of devices attached 4F58000600000001 ...
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Repeated 'Force Close' and no signal - my device is unusable

I have an Android Galaxy S2, running CyanogenMod 7. I was normally using my phone, in a middle of using Waze while driving when suddenly I started getting 'Force Close' messages like this: Sorry! ...
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How can I give my Samsung Galaxy S2, with ICS, a name?

When my Samsung Galaxy S2 ran on Gingerbread I had a unique Bluetooth name set on it to differentiate from members of my family when I wanted to receive files by Bluetooth from their devices. However, ...
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kies stuck on “connecting” on mac+galaxy s2

i have the latest version of kies,os x, and a galaxy s2 with cm10 on it. it is set to MTP with usb debugging off (if it's on usb storage rather than mtp, kies crashes). i tried playing with many ...
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Laptop doesn't get IP address when tethered via WiFi

I'm trying to get an internet connection from my laptop via my SGS2. The phone is rooted, and I've tried two different WiFi tethering apps. I don't have a tethering plan (they want to charge me more ...
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Voice command when switching pages on home screen

On the main home screen when I slide between the different pages, a voice says "page 1 of 2" "page 2 of 2" etc. This also happens when my phone is on silent mode and out of driving mode. How can I get ...
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How to determine cause of boot halt in Samsung logo screen?

The apps kept crashing on my phone (even MIUI Home) so I shut it down using the long power press and selecting shut down/power off option. When I powered it back on, it just stays stuck on the ...
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What's causing my phone to freeze?

I Have a Samsung Galaxy S2. I had it for around 2 weeks, when it first turned itself off and wouldn't turn back on again. The keyboard would glitch and stop working. and apps like Facebook, or Google ...
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Is there a way to fix the sms notification in Galaxy S2, ICS

The SMS notification behavior is inconsistent on the Samsung Galaxy S2 after upgrading to 4.0.3 ICS. When receiving a text message, the phone does not make a sound or vibrate, regardless of the ...
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Have I completely lost my IMEI?

I'm stuck with the generic IMEI (004999010640000). I've tried a number of the various workarounds (GSII_Repair, manually deleting the /efs folder, flashing stock and trying both of those from stock, ...
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Set my phone contacts to sync to Google not Google to phone

I want to set my phone to pull contacts from my Google Contacts so that it uses google as a master. I organised my contacts on Google Contacts page and when I synced my phone it messed everything up ...
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How can I undo the “Do Not Ask Again” for bluetooth contacts?

When I first connected my phone (Samsung Galaxy S II) to a bluetooth device, I was prompted that the device wanted to access my contacts. I mistakenly clicked Do Not Ask Again but I want to undo ...
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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 S 2 doesn't switch on or go into download mode , yellow triangle with exclamation mark

I had Galaxy S2 with Gingerbread kernel, I needed to upgrade it to ICS. I used Odin 3 v3.04 to download the ICS kernel (I9100) to the phone. I followed the following steps: You start with the phone ...
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SGS2 running ICS 4.0.3 can't connect to home wifi

I have a Samsung Galaxy S II 9100. I had no problem connecting to wifi while it was running 2.3.4 or 2.3.6 official firmware. 2 days ago I upgraded to official 4.0.3 and now it connects to all other ...
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Is there a way/app to block outgoing international calls, without activating the network provider's International Call Barring?

I 'accidentally' dial international numbers a lot - don't ask why, long story :). Is there an app that would restrict me from calling international numbers, or warn me before connecting the call? I ...
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Prevent volume rocker from disabling silent mode

On my Galaxy S2 Skyrocket, everytime I bump the volume rocker the phone comes out of silent mode. I hate this. The only way I want my phone going into or coming out of silent mode with a hard button ...
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Samsung S2 not deleting sent emails on gmail

I have a samsung s2 all other parts of the Gmail is syncing. But in the sent items on my phone there are about 10 sent emails that are not on my online account (have deleted there) and when I try and ...
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Problem with Samsung Galaxy S2 Driver on Windows

I updated Kies today and my Samsung Galaxy S2 phone doesn't connect to my pc via Debug Mode any more. Below is the screen shot When I uninstall that and try to reconnect I get an error saying ...
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Can the Galaxy S2 be rooted without increasing the custom flash counter using adb?

Normally, rooting guides for the S2 involve flashing a kernel to the device to install busybox and su. This xda post suggests a method for doing so via adb (found approximately in the middle of the ...
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Do favorite Dropbox photos automatically download to my Android?

When I tried Dropbox on the iPad, whenever I Favorite a photo Dropbox will automatically download it and it will show up in the Photos app's gallery. Is this the same behavior for Androids? I have a ...
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How to root my new Galaxy SII

I just bought my Galaxy SII. Can anyone here tell me how to root my phone with Lite'Ning? Baseband:I9100GDZKH5 Kernel: 2.6.35.7 root@DELL81 #2 Build: GINGERBREAD.JPKH8
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SuperOneClick freezes at “Running psneuter” while rooting. What can I do?

I tried to root my new Samsung Galaxy S II today using the instructions in the CF-Root thread and in the videos provided by this guy on YouTube. I was nearly across the finish line, but when I click ...
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how does battery calibration work?

There are several posts on how to calibrate android batteries but none describe its working. How is it that the system can determine at what voltage the battery is considered to be charged (100% or ...
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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 ...