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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Automatically Install apps after factory reset

I'd like to know how I can set up my android 4.1.2 (Galaxy S2 I 9100) that it will install all my apps in the Play Store (the one you can see when you click "my apps"). I think it was CM 10.1 where ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Wi-Fi connects but can't browse

I'm opening a virtual router through my laptop, and my Galaxy S2 can see and connect to it fine. However, when I try to do anything that requires the network, it doesn't work (for example, I can't ...
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Sudden crashes and drops in battery charge

Recently I've experienced random and sudden crashes on my Galaxy S2. There is no warning or shutdown message. Suddenly it's just powered off. What could cause this? Is there any way to see what was ...
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Samsung Galaxy SII: OTA ROM Manager update to CyanogenMod: Verification Failed

Howdi, Basically as question says; Download and Install Cyanogenmod 7.1.0 from ROMManager App, reboot into system recovery, and lo and behold E:failed to verify whole-file signature E:signature ...
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Galaxy S2 synced but no emails show

I have created an exchange account on a Galaxy S2. Upon creation of the account no errors were thrown or encountered. Yet when the user open email for this account "refreshing" keeps popping up and ...
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Show/Hide Keyboard on the Samsung Galaxy S2

I used to have a HTC Magic, and I recently switched to a Samsung Galaxy S2. One thing I miss is the ability to Show/hide the keyboard, on the HTC Magic, a long press of the menu key toggled the ...
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Remove thousands separator in Calculator app of Samsung Galaxy S2

Is there any way to tweak a standard Calculator application in Samsung Galaxy S2 mobile phone not to display the thousands separator? I mean to display 1000 instead of 1,000. Is somehow related to ...
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Samsung Galaxy S2 Settings Notifications crash

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2. In my notifications, the "Configuration Message List" is always highlighted, but pressing it causes the phone to exit to the home screen. All other notifications work. Any ...
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Camera switches off randomly with some apps

Samsung Galaxy S II running Android 2.3.3. Layar: camera switches off about a second after loading a layer and stays off. App unusable. Google Goggles: camera switches off and on rapidly in a loop. ...
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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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Text message with pictures: “Download” button does nothing

I have a Galaxy S2 running Android 4.0.4. When people send me text messages with a picture attached, I receive the message but it says something like this, with a "download" button: Message size: ...
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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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Debugging Galaxy S2 Bluetooth problem: Bluetooth disconnects, Bluetooth status never fully turns on, Only reboot resolves this

I know many have problems with Bluetooth and certain car kits. I specifically have a VW. In any case, my Galaxy disconnects from not only my car, but also from my Philips in home audio system. In both ...