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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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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.
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Toggle between 2 gmail calendars?

I would like to have 2 separate gmail calendars, one for work and one for personal. I have 2 different gmail accounts but I can only find how to sync them together instead of going back and forth ...
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Galaxy S2 device memory filled

I have a Galaxy S2 (4.1.2), with 2 GB for app storage, and 16 GB of storage. I have no external SD card and no desire to buy one. The 2 GB app storage is now almost filled, and I can't find a way to ...
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Apps have disappeard

Yesterday morning when I woke up I turned on my smartphone and I saw that all my application have disappeared! When I entered in Setting menu, Applications management (my mobile phone is in spanish, ...
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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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Install app on usb drive

I have a Galaxy S2, and want some big app to be installed on the usb drive and not on the device memory. Unfortunately, i'm not asked to choose which drive i want to use. How can i do this?
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Increase the DATA partition size on Galaxy S2

I have a Samsung Epic 4G (Galaxy S2) with a data partition of size 2GB. How can I increase it to say 6gb? I tried looking up online but was unable to find a specific and targeted guide to do it. Any ...
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How to remove a Gapp after installing it?

I just flashed the CM 11 nightly build on my S2. I have also installed the Gapps from the source provided by CM website. Now it has brought me many unwanted apps to my phone. I would like to remove ...
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Phone dropped in water - Now screen won't turn off (Samsung Galaxy S2 (SII))?

I currently have a Samsung Galaxy SII (S2)(I9100) that got dropped in water. I took the phone apart (removed the screws on the back and properly took the back off) and left it to dry in a warm place ...
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Lots of “Input/output error” after connecting Samsung Galaxy S2 via USB

I'm trying to connect my Samsung Galaxy S2 (GT-9100, Android 2.3.4, I9100XXKI1) with my Linux box (Ubuntu 11.10 oneiric). I'm using the USB storage mode (Settings ➔ Wireless and network ➔ USB ...
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Prevent Samsung Galaxy S2 camera to change resolution without prompting

I got a Samsung Galaxy SII (S2) with Android 4.1.2 and the built in camera app keeps changing the resolution from 8MP to the lowest, 640 x 480. Why does this happen and is there any way to prevent ...
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Show which program / task uses the camera (in background)

On my Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100 with CM11, I always hear a very subtle click of the autofocus whenever the camera app is loaded. Since some weeks, I heard that sound randomly, especially after every ...
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SGS2 mobile connectivity/GPS intermittent problems after DIY repair

Looks like my SGS2 started to have mobile connectivity/GPS problems, possibly as a result of DIY repair (I manually replaced LCD+digitizer after an LCD damage): GSM signal level frequently drops to ...
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SGS2 screen gets more and more dark blue, possibly after overheated charging

My phone screen is gradually becoming dark blue and then black--see photo. Started with a single light blueish edge, and growing during the last hours to what can be seen on photo. The only serious ...
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If you restore whatsapp chats, will also the chats with the blocked contacts will be restored and visible?

If i want to restore my conversations on whatsapp and i'm reinstalling it from the latest backup, will the conversations with the blocked contacts appear? will the blocked contacts continue to be ...
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Symbols in Facebook for Android Note 2 appear black and white

Why do all the symbols that appear on my Facebook for android (note 2) appear in black and white? Is there a setting that I should set to make them appear colourful? Specifically if someone using ...
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Big battery usage

I have Galaxy s2 running android 4.1.2. My phone can eat near to 25% battery in 6h – and during this time I spend only ~5minutes on Facebook. I downloaded Wakeuplock and it shows that Google+ is ...
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enabling WCDMA on galaxy s2 I9100

We have 2 WCDMA networks here in IRAQ but SGS2 I9100 cannot find any of them even when I'm choosing WCDMA mode from network operators, while it works fine with GSM. Why?
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Complete reset of SGS2 (factory reset not sufficient)

background here: Recovering internal memory on SGS2 (CWM, not root, boot to recovery only) The problem is that having recovered that data, and having done a factory reset (wiping /data, /cache), the ...
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Recovering internal memory on SGS2 (CWM, not root, boot to recovery only)

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 (i9100), which stopped booting into the normal OS. I have no idea why - one morning it turned itself off, and when I started it, it went as far as the "Samsung" screen, and ...
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galaxy s2 charging cable doesn't fit galaxy tab 3

They both have micro usb ports but i thought I could use my current galaxy s2 cables with the tablet and they don't fit. Are there different sizes and how can you tell when getting a cable? Thanks
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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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Email accounts not shown in phone settings on Galaxy SII

My stock e-mail program on SGS 2 now has four accounts - three created before several phone backups/restores (with Kies) and one created just now. They are all functional and can retrieve/send emails, ...
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how to cast from samsung s2 and ipad mini to chromecast?

A friend has just bought chromecast. we understand we need to download chromecase browser extension and it would be easy to watch a special chrome tab from our PC. but how can he cast from his ...
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Galaxy s2 data retrieval [duplicate]

Galaxy S2 lcd broken, totally black screen. Would like to retrieve data through kies but as phone is swipe protected, kies won't unlock it. Any ideas?
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Could not connect my phone to Samsung Kies over WiFi

I have Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-i19100G and want to connect with the Kies program from my PC via Wi-Fi. The connection will be successful, but not DONE! In Kies it's showing that it is trying to connect ...
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Is it possible to recover data from internal memory?

I have Samsung Galaxy S2, that was sent to the lab for repair. The phone arrived and all the internal memory was deleted. All the data that was on the internal memeory: Media, SMS, Contacts (actually ...
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Change system font on 4.2.2

On my GT-I9105P with 4.1.2 there was a section in the Settings where I could change the system font. But now I've done the 4.2.2 upgrade and the Settings have been redesigned I can't find any option ...
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Can't edit an event in S Planner (Samsung Galaxy SII)

I have an ancient repeating event in local calendar. Some time ago I had a phone repair and then restored events via Kies. Now I need to edit the event and can't do this because S Planner shows it ...
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Android to Google calendar sync problems

The option to sync calendars is missing from the list for my 2 Google accounts, following some issues with syncing after which I deleted calendar data and calendar storage data. I have tried ...
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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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Is RFID reader with anti-collision feature for Android available? [closed]

I'm developing RFID-based system where I plan to use Samsung Galaxy S II plus to connect the RFID reader to it, so it can be as a portable reader. What I'm searching for, is RFID reader, supports ...
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Internal storage interface [closed]

What interface is used to read and write the internal storage of the phone? SPI? I2C? SATA? SD? If the answer varies from phone to phone, I'd like to know the interface of the Samsung Galaxy S II ...
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i can't view friends whattsapp profile pics on my Galaxy Note 2 [duplicate]

I just realised that from this morning i can't view pp's of friends even those who have my number intheir phone books. Please help, this is really boring and annoying!
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Where can I find the stock kernel for my Samsung Galaxy S2?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 phone (GT-I9100). I installed clockworkmod, a custom kernel and rom (Resurrection Remix) earlier this year. One day I couldn't boot it anymore. I restored a backup of the ...
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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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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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Part of touch screen is not working

This is a weird touch screen issue as only part (2 blocks) of the screen is not working. I tested the touch functionality via "Touch Test" and observed that 2 red zones are not responding to finger ...
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loosing data after automatic shutdown due to critical battery!

Recently I have been suffering from various battery issues ranging from fast battery drains to unexpected shutdowns at safe battery levels. But most striking is the fact that I lost all system data ...
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Why won't my SGS2 allow me to perform device encryption?

I upgraded my Samsung Galaxy SII with the new 4.0 OS. The option to encrypt my device is enabled, but whenever I try to encrypt it asks me to plug the device in to have at 80% battery charge. I tried ...
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Samsung S2 GPS not working in Stock JB after upgrading from GB

I updated my mobile From Gingerbread To Jelly Bean using Samsung Kies. After that, the GPS did not work properly. How can I fix this without rooting my phone?
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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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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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how to recovery lost imei no Samsung Galaxy s2 gt-i9100?

i have Samsung Galaxy s2 gt-i9100(unrooted) and suddenly my network signal was missing. and i dialed *#06# and display no imei no so how to solve that problem. detail - gt-i9100 android version - ...
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Problem installing ubuntu on Galaxy S2 ICS

The Error: when running the ubuntu install script (ubuntu.sh) I get: ubuntu.sh[11]:cut not found This script requires root! Type:su what I have done so far: Installed a custom kernel that roots ...
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New owner of phone and I need to get admin access!

I have a Samsung Galaxy SII that I got from work. When I got it it was on a vodafone plan and linked to the work gmail account. I left the company but bought the phone off them, returning the sim ...
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Samsung Galaxy S 2 Kies update problem: “does not support initialising”

I've been fruitlessly trying to get the new Android OS update for my s2 for quite some time now and I finally thought my troubles were over when I saw an update for Samsung Kies pop up earlier today ...
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SGS2 can't connect to PC for USB file transfer or Debugging mode

I am an Android developer and I have been using my SGS2 for a while and I was accessing the debugging mode without any problem, until I broke my phone's screen. I found a repairer who replaced the ...
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Issue after upgrading from 2.3 to 4.1.2

Just upgraded the operating system on a Galaxy S II from 2.3 to 4.1.2. After upgrading we are unable to update any apps because it says the phone is too low on memory. When I look at the storage ...