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How can I determine the cause of random device reboots?

After being annoyed with my previous ROM, I thought I'd install ICS on my SGS2 (until CM9 comes out). But, sadly, it now reboots several times a day without any real reason. The device is just lying ...
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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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How can I disable voice commands when double pressing the home button on the Galaxy S 2?

On Samsung Galaxy S2 (not rooted) everytime I accidently double press the home button, the voice command app comes up. How can I disable this?
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Can I set the minimum brightness of auto-brightness?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100 and I'm getting frustrated with how dark the screen goes. I do find value in using auto brightness but is it possible to limit the minimum or lowest point that the ...
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What's causing battery drainage by “Google Services” while packet data is switched on in a 3G dead zone?

Here's a picture of my Samsung Galaxy S2 battery usage page. Around the point where the battery usage started diving, I had added a calendar remainder, sent an email (to a new contact) and browsed ...
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What does “Voice Command” “Unexpected server error occurred. Please try again.” mean?

When I restart my Samsung Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100), I get an error message: Voice Command An unexpected server error occurred. Please try again. [OK] This started ever since I download the ...
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Why am I constantly running out of space on my Galaxy S2?

I have a Galaxy S2 running Android 4.1.2. It has a 12GB internal HD, and a 16GB SD card. I keep getting errors from various programs telling me I am running out of space. BeyondPod won't download new ...
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Can I change the hardware button mapping with CM9 (Samsung Galaxy S2)?

I have a GS II and recently flashed to CM9 - I wanted to know if there's any way to map the hardware buttons back to the TouchWiz shortcuts - specifically the long press menu button = search (I ...
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Power saving tips for Galaxy S2 that don't involve turning it into a dumbphone

My Galaxy S2 has always shown not more than 8 hours of battery life. This is with the stock ROM, as well as the recent 2.3.5 update and a rooted kernel. All the battery saving tips I've seen ...
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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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Is it possible to determine whether the phone has been rooted or not?

Let's say I buy an "un-rooted" Samsung Galaxy S2 via eBay that's still under warranty: Is there a way I can tell whether it has been rooted before (with or without rooting it myself)? Is there a way ...
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Changing contact to canonical form (adding + country_code)

I am using Samsung Galaxy S2. Is there any automated way or app to change all my contacts with appropriate country code into canonical form. I just found that lot of my contact are there without the ...
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How to transfer text messages from iPhone to Android with iOS 5?

I'm trying to switch from an iPhone 3GS to a Galaxy SII and got multiple questions. This one concerns migrating the text messages (SMS). I've found quite some articles, basically they fall into two ...
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Android mail client not deleting emails on IMAP server

I have a new Samsung Galaxy S2 SkyRocket and the native mail program doesn't delete my IMAP mail from my server. When I view my mail on my PC, I'm still seeing the emails I deleted on the phone. The ...
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How do I check who is connecting to my hotspot?

Is there any way to check who is connecting to my hotspot? I am using a rooted Samsung Galaxy SII. I use the SII's tethering feature in: Settings > Wireless and network > Tethering and portable ...
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“Failed to detect compatible download-mode device” on Mac Lion with Samsung Galaxy S2

Hi I'm using the cyanmodgen wiki to install it. but I'm stuck on the first step. Whenever i do sudo heimdall flash --kernel zImage I get : Initialising connection... Detecting device... Failed ...
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Lots of “Input/output error” after connecting Samsung Galaxy S2 via USB

I'm trying to connect my Samsung Galaxy S2 (GT-9100, Android 2.3.4, I9100XXKI1) with my Linux box (Ubuntu 11.10 oneiric). I'm using the USB storage mode (Settings ➔ Wireless and network ➔ USB ...
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A calendar with powerful alerts

I just bought a Samsung Galaxy 2, coming from a Nokia 3600. My old cell phone had a quite simple calendar app but when it was supposed to alert me it kept ringing and vibrating until I dismiss it. I ...
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“Charging paused. Voltage too high” on Samsung Galaxy S2 after upgrading to ICS

I am keep on getting this pop-up every 30 sec. I searched on the internet, and most of the solutions are to play with the charging pin. It's also showing it's charging when it's not. My phone thinks ...
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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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Where is a downloaded .apk placed in Android phones? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where in the file system are applications installed? Where is a downloaded .apk placed in Android phones? I want to backup the .apk files to my PC so that if something ...
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How can I disable shortcuts from being created after install from Google Play?

I own a Galaxy S2 with the Samsung ICS stock, and I've noticed when I download an application from Google Play (Market) it installs it and automatically places the app shortcut on the first free space ...
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How can I sync all folders from an Exchange server (not just the Inbox)?

I am using a Samsung Galaxy S2 (Android 2.3.4) and have set up the native email app to synchronize with an MS Exchange 2007 server. The problem I am noticing is that I'm only notified for a new email ...
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How do I disable the lock-screen when my Samsung Galaxy S II is charging/connected via USB?

When I develop for my Samsung Galaxy S II, the screen locks as usual after the configured time. However, for development it would be practical if the phone would just stay awake while it is connected ...
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Stop Galaxy S2 from reading homepages out loud?

My Galaxy S2 has suddenly started reading all homepages out loud, and it is really annoying. Does anyone know how to stop it? I am running the new ICS software. Update When the computer voice is ...
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Galaxy S2 not recognized by computer

When I try to connect my Galaxy S2 device to my computer via USB, I get an error saying that the device has malfunctioned and is unrecognized. It appears as "Unknown device" in device manager. I'm ...
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How to send multiple contacts by email?

I've searched all over the place and couldn't find a solution. I want to send around 30 contacts (names + phone numbers) by email, to someone. Now I can't seem to succeed with the feat! What can I do ...
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Samsung Galaxy S 2 Kies update problem: “does not support initialising”

I've been fruitlessly trying to get the new Android OS update for my s2 for quite some time now and I finally thought my troubles were over when I saw an update for Samsung Kies pop up earlier today ...
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What are the advantages of a separate tethering app over the built-in tethering controls?

I just rooted by AT&T Galaxy S2 (SGH-i777) to troubleshoot battery usage. I also would like to tether my laptop (OS X Lion) to make use of my phone's data connection intermittently while ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy S2 upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich now Bluetooth headphones won't pair

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 which has just received the upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich (I'm on T Mobile in the UK if that matters). I have a set of bluetooth headphones. They worked fine before the ...
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Problem purchasing android apps

I bought humble bundle for PC, which comes with some games available on android market, played the games a bit, uninstalled, then I went to market and wanted to buy a second copy of OSMOS HD, but it ...
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Why are my SMS messages being sent automatically?

When I start composing an SMS message on my Samsung Galaxy S2, if I pause for a couple of minutes the SMS gets sent automatically, even though the message hasn't been finished (and I haven't hit the ...
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Does the processor speed have any bearing on the time taken to charge?

I have a rooted Samsung Galaxy S II i9100 running the default Sammy Android 2.3.3 on the Siyah Kernel 2.0 I use SetCPU to change my processor speeds to conserve battery life during the day. Will ...
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Disable SMS Syncing on Outlook

I've already asked this question on Superuser (given it's Outlook related), but now I'm trying to see if anyone else on Android Enthusiasts can help me. The details are as below. I've paired up my ...
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Serious battery drain (Screen, Android OS) after JB upgrade

Since I upgraded my Samsung Galaxy SII from Android 4.0.4 (ICS) to 4.1.2 (JB), my battery life has decreased dramtically. Running ICS I could easily have ~25% battery left when going to bed, after ...
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How to configure Show Owner Info on Lock Screen on Galaxy S2 / Android 4.0.3?

I just upgrade my S2 to Android 4.0.3, and I'm trying to configure it to show my info on the lock screen. I go to Setup-->Security-->Owner info Then, I type in the info, but I don't find any way to ...
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How can i get my phone to boot again OR reset my developer options?

Hi Android Enthusiasts.. I have a galaxy S2 and the ROM I'm using is CM10.1, i was messing with the developer options and i saw an option called "simulate second screen" i guess so i clicked that and ...
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How to fix a force close loop on Android with phone access?

I have a problem with my Samsung Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100) running Android 2.3.5 stock version. I'm normal user who used the phone for basic function like making phone calls and using the Google, Facebook ...
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ICS stock email client consumes too much traffic for POP3 accounts

I have two different POP3 accounts under two different domains. I was using my Samgung Galaxy S2 (I9100 unrooted, unlocked) with stock Gingerbread (2.3.6) and my monthly data usages for emails were ...
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How can I see what kind of car charger I have?

I noticed that when using navigation plus GPS my phone (Galaxy S2) still discharges a bit even so its connected to a car charger. While googeling, I found out that regular USB chargers only charge ...
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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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How do I stop my phone from beeping when it completes charging?

I have a Samsung Galaxy 2 S running Android 2.3. When I plug it in to recharge, it beeps when it reaches 100%. I would prefer that it not notify me with a sound. However, I can't for the life of me ...
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How can I get my compass pointing the right direction?

On my Samsung Galaxy S2 running ICS 4.0.4, my compass is off by 90 degrees. It shows west in the north position. I had a similar compass problem before, and had solved it by applying this patch. ...
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Is there an open source or other equilvent to Android Sync Manager?

I am looking any suggestions of an an open source package or web software that I can manage both my Android devices (Galaxy 10.1 tab/Galaxy S Smartphone. My computer OS is Ubuntu. I want to be able ...
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Kies won't connect to Galaxy S2

It just displays Connecting... forever when I plug in the phone (through USB), and nothing else happens. What should I do? I just installed Kies, v2.3.0.12035_16
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Removing non-Google contacts from Messaging

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 (running Gingerbread 2.3.3) and enabled syncing of contacts for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google. I've been finding it really annoying that when I go to write a ...
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Back up not only games, but also game progress before flashing ROMS

I have a Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100) And I'm about to flash a custom rom on it. I've done it a bunch of times but what really irritates me is that I lose all progress made on the games that I have on my ...
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Will I lose any apps / data if I upgrade my phone's OS?

I'm planning to upgrade my Galaxy S2's OS from android 2.3 to 4.0. This is an official upgrade from Samsung. It sounds like it's an easy process. Just download the Kies program from Samsung and ...
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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 ...