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Samsung Galaxy S2 stuck on CWM, can't mount sdcard

I've been trying to install Cyanogenmod on my Samsung Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100), following the official guide. I was successful in installing Clockworkmod and can enter the recovery mode. The problem ...
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How to use an external USB keyboard with a Galaxy S II or a Huawei Y201 Pro

The background: I recently learned about OTG USB cables that can be used to connect peripherals to Android devices. I had this idea of using an android device with a usb barcode reader connected ...
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Where is the mic located on Samsung Galaxy S2

I have downloaded an app for calculating distance of the phone to the wall It is known as sonar. I want to test this app. So, I covered the speakers of the phone which could be could found on the ...
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Why doesn't my Galaxy S2 see my keyboard/mouse?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 and Android 4.0.3. It recognises all the mass storage devices but doesn't seem to see a mouse and keyboard. The mouse was for sure working with Android 2.3 but now it is ...
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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 S2 'Not Registered on Network'

I wonder if anyone can help me please. I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 that I want to sell. I have reset it to factory settings. However, I have a problem. When I bought the phone new, it was on o2. I ...
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Cannot install GAPPS on fresh CM12.1 on Galaxy S2

I've just done a fresh install of CM12.1 on an S2 GT-I9100, and cannot figure out how to get GAPPS on there. Stock and mini versions fail with the Insufficient storage space available in System ...
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Samsung Social Hub: How can I view the sent folder running ICS?

I have 3 email accounts under Social Hub, how can I view sent folder running ICS 4.0.3 on Samsung Galaxy S2? When I was using Gingerbeard 2.3.6, it was very simple to move the other mail folder as ...
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Rooting Samsung Galaxy S II GT-i9100

How does one root a Samsung Galaxy S II GT-i9100 (with its original Android 2.3 Gingerbread), preferably under Linux Mint? This questions pertains specifically the GT-i9100 version (not GT-i9100G nor ...
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How to access Samsung Galaxy S2 storage while phone is off

My Galaxy S2 recently froze while browsing facebook using Firefox (the loading animation kept playing though), then shut down after a minute. I haven't been able to turn it back on since then. I tried ...
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Root or flash Galaxy S 2 with Odin 3.07

I need to completely erase my current Android OS from my Galaxy S2 and install a fresh version from scratch. I have Odin 3.07, the ".tar.md5" file and the Samsung drivers. I already did some ...
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Samsung Galaxy S2 - Screen Lock Options Disabled

Following the recent upgrade to Jelly Bean on my Samsung Galaxy S2, I have enabled the lock screen with password but when I want to change the other options to like Swipe, Motion, face Unlock Pattern, ...
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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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How can I backup and restore Cyanogenmod 12.1 rom installed on my Samsung Galaxy 2 i9100?

Cyanogenmod(12.1)'s recovery has no backup or restore option. As I read in the answer of a previous post, CyanogenMod recovery is basic, so we should flash another recovery. The easiest way would be ...
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Accelerometer problem in Galaxy S2

In my Galaxy S2 I think that the accelerometer is not all right. When I play games like Asphalt 7 or Temple Run, the character in Temple Run and the Cars in Asphalt 7 always turn left even when my ...
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How can I make navigation work again in Google Maps?

Device: Samsung Galaxy S2 For quite some time, I've been using Google Maps and Navigation. It worked fine with several app updates, until this week. Google Maps updated, and now Navigation crashes as ...
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Install CWM on Samsung Galaxy S2 (GT-9100M)

I already soft bricked my Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-9100M two times (the M is important, it's Virgin/Bell Canada's version) when trying to install clockworkmod recovery (CWM) on it. First time I think I ...
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Importing photos finds all image files, not just camera pictures

When trying to import photos from my Galaxy S2 in Windows, it tries to import all image files on the phone (including application data), not just those in DCIM. The system is Android 4.0.3. The ...
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township will not load

Was fine this morning, now appears to be loading and connecting then just drops out. Cleared cache and do not know what to do. Playing on samsung tablet, downloaded not via fb. up to level 71 would ...
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How to get rid of lock screen in Samsung Galaxy S2?

Lately, instead of just being shut down my Samsung Galaxy S2 shows this screen (see screenshot). How can I get rid of it? I don't want to see this screen ever again. Somehow it appears only while I'm ...
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How to know which Dock Connector my Galaxy S2 has?

There are several revisions for Dock Connects/Charging Ports per model. I would like to know if there is a way to find which revision is installed on my phone without opening the device. If that's ...
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Samsung Galaxy S2 factory-reset lead to boot-loop

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2. I factory-reset my phone from the Settings option, but it is taking too much time. It has been 24 hours already, but the device is only boot-looping. I've also tried to ...
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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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I tried to do a wipe date/factory reset

I tried to do a wipe date/factory reset on my samsung galaxy s2 then I did reboot system now my phone restarted but when I swipe my screen to unlock it said installing applications and it froze there ...
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Call recording for Galaxy S2 with kitkat ROM

I'm looking for a call recording app \ mod that works on Galaxy S2 with android 4.4 ROM. I used several apps with previous versions (mainly on stock ROM's) but none of the apps I tried worked on ...
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Disappearing Icons on Galaxy S2

On my Samsung Galaxy S2, sometimes all of the icons will disappear from the home screens except for the 4 built in icons (phone, messaging, web, applications). This sometimes happens at startup, and ...
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How to get rid of “SD Card blank or has unsupported filesystem” notification

My Samsung Galaxy S II phone crashed and after I restarted it, there was an SD card notification icon that says "SD Card blank or has unsupported filesystem" with the only option of formatting the ...
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What's the difference between “sd card” and “usb storage”?

Under Settings -> Storage, I see entries for both "SD card" and "USB storage". What's the difference? What should I be using each of those for? In addition, how can I control what data goes where? ...
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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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How to stop Cell standby from consuming battery aside from turning on Airplane mode?

The SIM slot of my Samsung Galaxy S2 is already broken and for now, I couldn't find a repair shop that can help me change my SIM slot. I need to use my cellphone for some purpose such as using Wi-Fi, ...
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upgrading Android in S2 GT-i19100T? [duplicate]

I have GT-i19100T (Vodafone Australia) (it's not GT-i9100) I can't run some software on it because of the Android version is too old. How can I upgrade Android on it? Please guide.
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Samsung Galaxy S2 shuts off when plugged in: screen goes black then a grey empty battery appears

Samsung Galaxy S2 shuts off when plugged in. The screen goes black then a grey empty battery appears for a second then disappears. This "flashes" several times in about 4-5 second intervals. I can not ...
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How do I unlock the screen when forgotten password?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2. My daughter put a screen lock on and doesn't remember the code. How do I unlock it?
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4.2.2 update error on Samsung Galaxy s2 plus GT - I9105P

i got a Over The Air update for 4.2.2 on my Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus. I'm in India. After installing the update my phone rebooted and now it doesn't start. it only loads and shows the samsung's logo. ...
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Data recovery on boot-looped Samsung Galaxy S II GT-i9100

I have a boot-looped Samsung Galaxy S II GT-i9100, running the Android 2.3 Gingerbread it came with, unrooted and unmodified (although Optus-branded). The phone's battery depleted while the phone was ...
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Phone won't turn on - Samsung Galaxy S II

My Galaxy S2 won't turn on. It just keeps flashing the Samsung Galaxy S2 screen. I turned it off, then held the power button and the down volume button and a screen popped up with the green android. ...
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Losing connectivity with my carrier, how can I reconnect?

I'm not sure why this happens, but I've lost connectivity (phone service, 3G) with my service provider a number of times now. Not just for a short while, I may be off the air for hours. This is ...
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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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Double Tap to Unlock on Galaxy S2 [duplicate]

My new mobile keeps asking me to "Double Tap to Unlock" an icon which appears every time I try to make a call. How can I disable this?
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“Reject with message” disappeared from the incoming call screen on Samsung S2 Plus?

I have Android 4.2.2 running on Samsung S2 Plus. I suppose that an update modified the configuration and now, when the phone is ringing for an incoming call I don't see anymore the option "Reject call ...
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CyanogenMod install failed on Samsung Galaxy S II, phone now shows boot screen and then a black screen

I was trying to install CyanogenMod on my un-rooted Samsung Galaxy S II using this installer. I installed the app on the phone and the PC; downloaded the data for the program; plugged the phone ...
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why does my mic not work with headphones plugged in I can hear they cannot hear me

I plug regular headphones into jack it shows headphones on my bar can hear person talking they cannot hear me why does this happen how can I fix samsung galaxy note 2
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Google Play store crashes and gapps process not working since upgrading to Jelly Bean on Samsung Galaxy S II

My phone is about 9 months old and has not given me any problems before I upgraded to the latest Android version - Jelly Bean 4.1.2. I downloaded an original version (not a cracked version) when I got ...
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My Samsung Galaxy s2 is very dim?

My Samsung Galaxy s2 is very dim, what is the problem. It is so dim I can't see a video properly! ->Auto brightness set to off ->Brightness level is maximum ( when i make it minimum the screen looks ...
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How to fix hanging Samsung Galaxy S II phone (GT-I9100)? Also flash and root it?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S II model smartphone. GT-I9100 is the exact model number 1, mentioning it since I saw here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samsung_Galaxy_S_II that there are variants with ...
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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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Text to speech disappeared after deactivating it in the settings Galaxy S2 Android 4.1.2

On my Samsung Galaxy S 2 Android 4.1.2 , I played around with the Text to Speech functions and deinstalled updates and deactivated both Samsung and Google TTS in the settings. Now I can not find them, ...
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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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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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Galaxy 2 Auto backup

I have a Galaxy2 and want to get some photos and videos from Auto-backup to my Computer . Please help Tried searching and copying the specific file I am new to this so scared to try too much ...