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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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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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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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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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How to turn off camera click sound on Samsung Galaxy S2? [duplicate]

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 through boost mobile. I want to get rid of the camera sounds. I bought Tasker, and set up the profile like I was told. Everything is on or off. But when I exit Tasker at ...
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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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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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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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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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Will a Factory Reset on an unlocked Samsung S2 4G T989 from T-Mobile relock the phone?

I have a Samsung S2 4G T989 from T-Mobile which is unlocked. It is currently using ion Indian carrier. I want to Factory Reset it. Will it be locked again after performing a reset? I don't have any ...
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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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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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64gb SDXC Cards in Galxy S2

I spent hours looking for a solution to my issues with my 64gb Micro SDXC card that my girlfriend purchased me for my birthday. From what I understand only capacities up to 32gb are officially ...
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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 ...
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Galaxy S2 stuck in boot loop (nor reco, no safe mode working)

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100 that when hot after intensive use, the day after while rebooting it got stuck to the Samsung initial logo screen and could never start again. I have tried the boot ...
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Phone starts ringing for caller long before phone starts ringing, why?

When I call my wife's phone from my phone, I hear three or four rings through my handset before her ringtone starts. Is there a way to reduce or eliminate this delay? (Yes I have checked the audio ...
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Galaxy S2 X t989d firmware update - Kies crashes

I am trying to apply Jelly Bean firmware update on my Galaxy S2 X, but everytime I try to, Kies dies at 0% of the firmware update, without any error message. I tried uninstalling and installing Kies ...
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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 Galaxy S 2 new software won't connect via USB with Mac?

My Samsung Galaxy S 2 just got updated software over the weekend and now it's completely different to use. I've nutted out most of it but it is no longer recognised by my laptop and I can't share or ...
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Which version of Heimdall to use with S2 or S3?

I think this is a pretty straight forward question. I have a Galaxy S2 (i727) and a Galaxy S3 (i747) and I'd like to use Heimdall with both of them, but can't seem to find which version of Heimdall ...
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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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Kaspersky fails to load

I have Kaspersky installed on my Samsung Galaxy S2. Since the last update it doesn't work anymore. I get a startup screen that asks for my email address for an anti-theft account. When I fill this in ...
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Samsung Galaxy S II won't start

I shut down my phone last night like I always do. I went to start it up the next morning and it wouldn't boot. I knew the battery was at least half charged but I put it on the charger anyway. I didn't ...
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My Samsung Galaxy S2 is constantly shutting down

Recently, whenever I am using an app or doing something on my phone other than texting or reading, my phone will up and shut off on me. When I try to reboot sometimes it will get all the way back to ...