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Is there a way to get GPS to work without Google Location Service constantly enabled?

The GPS on my Samsung Galaxy S2 cannot find my current location whenever Google Location Service is disabled. I have it disabled most of the time because my battery drains much faster when the ...
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Calling causes freeze

I own a Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100, currently running Android 4.0.3 XWLP7, rooted. My problems however started even before rooting the phone. The problem is that whenever I try to call someone, there is ...
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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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How do you resize the Gmail widget?

I can't seem to get the Gmail widget resized to full screen on my SG2. How do I resize it so that it covers the whole screen area? Android 4.0.4.
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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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USB connection broken, tried debugging

I have a Galaxy S2 that refuses to be picked up by any computer. I tried different operating systems, I tried a different USB cable, I tried debugging mode. The phone still charges fine through the ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy S2 Ice Cream Sandwich and Microsoft Office Outlook Calendar 2003

After upgrading to ICS, my phone does not seem sync properly with my MS Calendar using Outlook 2003. Unfortunately, my work platform is MS Office 2003 using XP Professional. I uninstalled and ...
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The battery of my Galaxy S 2 is draining very quickly…including on plane mode

I just got a Galaxy S II which I upgraded to ICS. I really struggle with the battery life. I have been looking around a lot on the forums explaining how to save my precious battery. I have done ...
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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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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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Battery drops 20% after reboot!

Battery on Samsung Galaxy S2 on ICS likes to drop after reboot. Actually it happened when I was on Gingerbread as well. Anyone can help me fix this? Screenshots:
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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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Samsung Galaxy S2 Join contact Conflict

I have joined my facebook, google, whatsapp and phone contacts. The problem starts when the display names are different. Now the phone has its own mind which contact name to display. I tried ...
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Bootlooped Samsung galaxy s2 t989D

I have the Samsung Galaxy S2 T989d and my phone is stuck in a bootloop with CyanogenMod. I want to get some pictures off of the internal SD before I wipe it and install the stock rom. I tried getting ...
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Phone doesn't ring or show missed call, later a voicemail appears

I have an AT&T Samsung Galaxy 2 and have had a sporadic problem: A person calls me, my phone doesn't ring, kicks them over to voice mail, doesn't show as a missed call, and then the voice mail ...
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Rooting Stock Firmware - GSII with NFC

I have a Galaxy S2 with NFC (GT-I9100P) and I wish to have root access to properly administrate my phone. I've been looking at various forum posts on different sites and I've just been getting more ...
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Wi-Fi and 3G connections auto enable after upgrade to ICS 4.0.3

Since I've upgraded to 4.0.3 my rooted Samsung Galaxy S2, Wi-Fi and/or 3G connections auto enable/disable. I've found a similar question asked here: Wi-fi is auto-enabling I'd be grateful if someone ...
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Change WCDMA to GSM automatically

I have Samsung Galaxy S II with Android 4. If I configure my phone to GSM/WCDMA (automatic) mode, I have problems when I receive or make a call. Usually I lost the call or the other person cannot ...
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Audio turns back on randomly in ICS [closed]

My Samsung Galaxy S 2 (4.0.3) turns audio back on without notice. I turn the silent/vibrate mode of the system on and it resets it, with no specific time. It just randomly turns the audio back on. Why ...
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Poor battery after update to Android 4.0.3

I updated my non-rooted Samsung Galaxy S2 from 2.3.5 to 4.0.3. Now, I recognize a significant decrease in battery lifetime. Any idea what may cause it and how to get around it?
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Loss of Image quality when set as lock screen or home screen wallpaper

This is my original wallpaper: After setting it as Lock Screen wallpaper, its quality got reduced and this is how it looks: Even when set as homescreen, the image quality is reduced. How to ...
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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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How to control the file system on Android from Win7 file explorer?

I haven't found any good solution for managing files on my Galaxy S2 from Win7. I've tested Kies and some other software but I'd like to be able to move files, create directories etc. through file ...
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Installed Galaxy S3 ROM on Galaxy S2

I installed a ROM meant for Galaxy S3 on my Galaxy S2 phone by mistake and now the phone won't boot. I can get into Download Mode fine but I can't get to Recovery Mode because the ROM installed a S3 ...
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Galaxy S2 SPH-D710 Exchange ActiveSync Settings & Mail Disappear? 4.0.4 Sprint

I have a user with a Samsung Galaxy S2, 4.0.4 on Sprint. She said she took her son to senior photos and when she got back to her truck with her phone sitting on the console, all the Exchange Server ...
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File bluetooth visibilty default on

I have a Galaxy S II, I transfer files using bluetooth to my PC all the time, constantly! It's rather annoying having to mark each and every file as visible on bluetooth (very stupid design not ...
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Automatically un-mount SDCard safely when device is rebooted or turned off?

How can I configure my Galaxy S II so every time my device is either rebooted or turned off the SDCard is safely un-mounted because at the moment if I don't un-mount it, the files on SDCard appear as ...
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How can I transform/convert my voice while making a call?

Goal: Converting a person's voice to another person's voice when you are talking with somebody with the cell in real-time. For instance the sender is a male but his voice will be converted into a ...
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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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Do I need internet/3G to use GPS?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 that has some problems with the GPS: If I use internet my navigation works but when I turn the 3G off, GPS does not work. Do I need internet/3G to use GPS?
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Can Galaxy S2 ICS be updated to enable spell-checker without rooting?

I've read that Samsung disabled the ICS spell-checker by removing it from the settings application. Can it be re-added/enabled without rooting the phone?
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Battery life cut in half recently - DrReadUsbStatus issue?

My regular uptime on Samsung Galaxy S2 was around 6 days. For the last couple of weeks it is down to less than 3 days. The change was instant, but I was hoping it would come back - it did not. Running ...
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How can Iget different sounds for different notifications? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Different notification sounds for sms and email? I have a Samsung galaxy s2 with Android 4.0.4 Is there any way to set different tones for different notifications? For ...
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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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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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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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Missing features in Galaxy S2 ICS upgrade

I just upgraded my Sgs2 to ics but found a few things missing. First one is facebook integration with Contacts app is broken. I used to be able to see everyone's info from their Facebook in my ...
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How to connect laptop to internet via Galaxy S2?

I am traveling with my notebook and I want to connect to the internet using my cellphone data connection. I have a Galaxy S2, and I've set up a portable Wi-Fi hotspot, which my laptop successfully ...
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Retry System Update Not Working

I just bought a new Galaxy SII 4G Touch and was updating it to ICS and I lost connectivity while downloading the update. Now when I go to About Phone > Update Android, there is a button saying "Retry ...
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“Charging paused. Battery temperature too high” while connected to car charger

I have a Galaxy S2 with ICS. When I use it in my car, while it is charging from a car charger, I occasionally get this popup: "Charging paused. Battery temperature too high" Also Waze is running ...
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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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Swype flashing on and off

I just upgraded my Samsung Galaxy SII phone, unlocked from Gingerbread to stock ICS (ver 4.0.3), and I think it looks cool in many aspects. One thing I am getting annoyed with though is the Swype. I ...
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How do you find out what changes there are in new firmware?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 running ICS 4.0.3. It has desktop software with it called Kies for managing the phone and when I plugged it in today it told me that there was new firmware available: ...
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Reduce message textbox size

I have ICS on my Samsung Galaxy S2 using the stock messaging app. When unlocking the phone after getting a new message, I'm taken straight to the message itself. This is good. However, it seems to go ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy S2 wifi - Connected but no internet

My Galaxy S2 (ICS I9100G) connects to my home wifi but sometimes does not actually transmit data. I took it to the shop and they did a factory reset (which I could have done on my own) and then was ...
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How can I answer a call using the HOME button in CyanogenMod 9?

Just flashed CyanogenMod 9 RC2 on my Galaxy S2. While I appreciate the enhanced customization and loads of options as well as the removal of some bundled Samsung bloatware apps, I do miss certain ...
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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 ...