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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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Where did my 16gb of memory go?

I am not educated on Android enough to figure this out on my own. My problem began New Year's Eve with error messages saying device memory was full. My Galaxy S2 Skyrocket began to lag and wouldn't ...
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How to properly factory-reset a Samsung Galaxy S2?

I did a factory reset on a Samsung Galaxy S2 like this: switch off phone hold down buttons Volume Up, Home and Power until phone boots into "Android System Recovery" mode select wipe/factory reset ...
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Can I update my Saudi Arabian Samsung Galaxy S2 to the latest Android version over the air in India?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100 which my cousin bought for me in Saudi Arabia. It is running on Android 2.3 ginger bread. Will I get firmware updates for this phone in India over the air (OTA)?
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How should I correctly turn on my phone?

This is regularly driving me nuts. Every once in a while, my phone freezes for whatever reason. I press and hold the power button to shut if off. Now comes the part that's giving me trouble. If I ...
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Using an audio dock on CM10.1 i9100

I'm running the CM10.1 nightlies on my Galaxy S2 (i9100). I've purchased the KitSound GALS2Dock, which has audio out over USB, but it doesn't work. I've asked KitSound via Twitter, and they told me ...
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How can I schedule a Nandroid backup?

Is it possible to schedule a Nandroid backup for a particular time on a rooted Samsung Galaxy S2 running CM9 and the Siyah Kernel? How would one accomplish this?
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Why are apps logging me in as someone else?

Device: Samsung Galaxy S II (i777) running Cyanogenmod 10 nightly 20120929 I'm having a very strange issue that I'm hoping someone else has seen before. In two separate apps, I'm being logged in as ...
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Disabling the “Wi-Fi networks available” on Samsung Galaxy S II (Sprint Epic Touch 4G) on ICS

If I'm away from my saved Wi-fi networks, and have the Wi-Fi radio on, I'm always getting a "Wi-Fi networks available" notification. I can dismiss the notification, but then it comes back within a few ...
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How safe is it to upgrade my galaxy s2 phone to Ice Cream Sandwich?

So I figured that since the s2 now has ice cream sandwich available, I should look into upgrading. Doing some research on the internet, I see that it is actually impossible (or at least quite ...
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Upgrade Samsung Galaxy II to Android 4.0?

Is it possible to upgrade Samsung Galaxy SII's Android 2.3 to Android 4.0? If yes, how do I do it?
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Wi-Fi not working on home router after ICS update (Galaxy S2)

Can someone help me? I'm really frustrated now and eating through my data like theres no tomorrow. Since I did the ICS update I can't connect my samsung galaxy s2 to my home wireless router (belkin ...
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Issues with automatic update on a rooted Epic 4g touch

So my phone originally had (before the root) Android 2.3.6. After the root process, it ended with 2.3.4 and it keeps telling me to update. A few things aren't working for me anymore, and I'm not sure ...
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application to restore/download all market applications after new rom is installed [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to recover apps from a factory reset? the AndyX Rom has a wonderful feature that grabs all applications previously installed from the market once you do all wipes ...
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Trouble installing Cyanogen on Galaxy S II using recovery console method

After replacing my ailing Nexus One with with a SGS2 yesterday (an ordeal in and of itself, but neither here nor there), I decided to replace the stock ROM including TouchWiz with something a little ...
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How do I get my Samsung Galaxy S 2 to connect by USB “normally”?

Note: This question has been edited significantly based on new information, however, I think it still meets the original intent. I have a Samsung Galaxy S 2. When I plug it into my computer by USB, ...
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Over heating problem

I am using Samsung Galaxy S II GT-I9105. Lately I installed a game called Mini Warriors. At game play, my Mobile gets heated. The weird thing is, when I touch the battery, it is normal. But the area ...
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Transfer Frozen: Free Fall progress between devices

How can I transfer my progress in Frozen: Free Fall from my Samsung Galaxy S2 (Android 2.3.3) to my Samsung Galaxy S5?
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Can't “Wipe data/Factory reset” due to broken power button

Alright, so a little background: lately my Epic 4G touch has been acting up (restarting when it feels like it, power button won't work, going from 100% power to 20%, etc) and I decided to take ...
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Revert Android Update 4.0 to 3.0/3.2

Is it possible to downgrade from Android version 4.0(ICS) to 3.0(Honeycomb) after upgrading to ICS? Can any one help me.
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text message notification interrupting voice calls samsung galaxy s2

Does anyone know how to turn off the notification for text messages that breaks into voice calls on my Sprint Samsung Galaxy s2 (SPH-D710)?
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SGS2 I9100G keeps disconnecting from WIFI after installing firmware XXLPQ

2 days ago I upgraded my Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100G from 2.3.6 to 4.0.3 using the firmware XXLPQ. Ever since, my WiFi keeps disconnecting every 10 seconds. I tried all the fixes from this question SGS2 ...
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Remove time-wasting prompts like “data network mode will be deactivated”

I've just upgraded a Galaxy S2 to ICS and when I now toggle data network mode by long-pressing the power button I get these time-wasting prompts like "Data network mode will be deactivated. ...
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ICS upgrade - Contacts freezing on Galaxy S2

This morning I upgraded my Galaxy S2 from Android v2 to ICS, using Settings/About/Software Update. Since doing so, I am encountering a problems with my Contacts, which crashes practically every time ...
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Does firmware affect GPS accuracy?

I am from Philippines, and using European firmware for my Samsung Galaxy S2. Does that affect the accuracy of my GPS? For example, my location is usually off (at the wrong location) when I use ...
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Samsung Galaxy S2 bricked?

I own a galaxy sII. 3 weeks back, I downloaded and flashed the MIUI ICS rom on my phone. A week later I tried to update the ROM through ROM Manager. Everything went fine except when after flashing the ...
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Does SuperOneClick flash a kernel?

Does SuperOneClick need to flash a kernel to the phone to root it, thus incrementing the custom kernel counter in the Samsung Galaxy S2?
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Galaxy SII not reporting Signal Strength

I recently bought a Samsung Galaxy SII which in general has worked perfectly for me. My only issue is that the phone won't report the signal strength. If I get to the phone information (using the * # ...
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Samsung Galaxy S2 on Sprint sudden Drop in Battery Life

Since I got this device in mid November to now, I have had great battery life usually lasting almost two full days and never having a problem for one day unless I'd been using it excessively. Suddenly ...
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How can I insert a customized emoticon in SMS? Galaxy S2

Just wondering if is it possible to insert a customized emoticon in SMS. I get only those :-) default ones. I'd like to use smth like :) or :-x or 8-)
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How to install custom stable ICS rom on galaxy S2 (rar file)?

So if you follow this link then apparently this is an unofficial stable release of ICS for the galaxy S2. Also it's been tested by the members of XDA and they also say it's legit. So if I want to ...
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Using Odin to flash a custom rom

Nearly bricked my Samsung Epic Touch 4G. Managed to boot into Odin Mode with a USB jig. I'm back where I started now and need to re-evaluate what to do next. The phone is rooted, won't see the SD ...
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I it necessary to SIM unlock my Samsung Galaxy S2 to use a custom ROM?

I want to upgrade my Galaxy S II to Android 2.3.5, and my provider only has 2.3.3. So I have to use a ROM from samfirmware.com. Do I have to SIM unlock my phone before installing one of these ROMs? Do ...
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Proxy setting applies to internet browsing only ( on Galaxy S II )

I have done the setting for proxy server on my Galaxy S II. It works for internet browsing only. Other applications that use internet, do not work. Anyone has got that working?
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Barcode Scanner not working correctly on Galaxy S II

I got my Samsung GS II just recently and I was wondering if the problem I'm experiencing comes from my phone or is a common problem among GS II users. Once I turn on the Barcode Scanner I'm able to ...
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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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Galaxy s2 screen turns on by itself

I'm Running a Galaxy S2, with the AOKP milestone rom (JellyBean). Occasionally, the screen will turn on by itself (even when no user apps run in the background) after being turned off, light up, turn ...
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Native SIP client in Samsung Galaxy S2 Android version 4.1.2

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 which is upgraded to Android 4.1.2. I did not find the SIP settings. Where have they gone to?
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Solutions for connecting phone/tablet to a bigger monitor?

An ebook I purchased is locked to my device so I can't open it anywhere else. I'm having a hard time reading due to the small screen size of my phone. Is there a way I can get it to display on my ...
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Mere presence of SD card causes all sort of issues - what can be wrong?

My Galaxy S II started to act weirdly recently - application can't be installed or updated neither in Google Play, nor locally, the Settings > Apps (Storage) says "Computing" forever, my SD card fails ...
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No Music Showing in Any Music Player

My Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100 is rooted + 3rd party Jellybean 4.1.2 XXLS6 MIUI rom Music apps tested: DoubleTwist | Songbird | Google Music In all of these apps, the music list shows empty. I have ...
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Can't exit airplane mode

I sometimes have this weird behaviour My phone has zero mobile network I decide I should "reboot" the GSM service, and go to airplane mode I want to disable the airplane mode in order to return to ...
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Samsung Galaxy S2 can't transfer pics, shuts down by itself, does not charge

My Samsung Galaxy S2 (not rooted) has all sorts of problems. It started when I tried to take some pics today. I would take a pic, and it would shut down. I tried to get pics off my phone by syncing ...
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Connecting Galaxy S2 ICS to Kies

I tried connecting my Samsung Galaxy SII(ICS) to Samsung Kies 2.0.2 through USB. But whenever i connect the cable, Kies asks me to switch the phone to Kies Studio mode. But I could not find this mode ...
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My IMEI was deleted, but I wrote down the number. Can I restore it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I restore IMEI code after factory reset? I have an SGS2. During an OTA update the IMEI was deleted. I didn't have a backup of the EFS directory, as the phone ...
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Samsung Galaxy S2: Autorotation only in stand-by mode

I have the problem with the auto-rotation since the GingerBread 2.3.6 and now with the ICS 4.0.3, now the rotation works only if I put in "stand by" the screen, then I rotate the phone and it ...
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How can I replace the apps in the SGSII's stock launcher dock?

When I turn on my Galaxy S2, on the very bottom, there are the default icons for "phone", "email", "web", and "applications". On the Galaxy Tab (running Android 3.2), if I want to free up any of those ...
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Galaxy s2 will not boot, wrong bootloader

My Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I1900 won't boot. I tried to update to ICS with Kies which crashed, wherefore I unplugged the USB to start over. Now my phone had no OS, and wouldn't respond to Kies anymore. ...
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Bluetooth A2DP audio occasionally drops out for a second on custom ROMs

When I'm playing audio over the A2DP data path to my car, the audio randomly will drop for half a second, then gradually comes back to full volume over perhaps a second of time. Speaking like a ...
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How to revert back to stock rom for Galaxy S 2? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device? I did the whole exercise and rooted my Swiss Sunrise 2.3.4 Galaxy S II ending up installing CM9 and the ICS ...