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My Samsung Galaxy S4's screen turns green and won't turn on. How do I fix this?

The screen of my Galaxy S4 phone turns green. Sometimes it turns all black but the buttons still light up when I press the home button. How do I fix this? After two days or so, my phone will turn ...
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My S4 has a power issue. How do I access and save the data on the device memory without switching on the phone?

Truth be told, I have seen people access data off a phones local storage when the device has water damage or the screen is cracked by connecting it to a computer. How do I do this? As I used my phone ...
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My phone is messed up after airplane mode was turned on ?

So I turned on airplane mode on my phone because I've heard it helps it charge faster . after that my time was changed & it affected my apps as well. So I would post on (for example) Instagram. ...
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Virus on my smartphone [duplicate]

Can you get rid of an Android Max mobi virus, no antivirus is picking it up, it just pops up and I could be on anything a factory reset won't do ether because it's coming back after a few days.
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htc m8 headphones not working with Samsung Galaxies

I started using the htc m8 earphones with my Samsung galaxy s4 and out of no where the volume started going down by itself. Or sometimes the volume would rise all the way up by itself. I don't know if ...
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Skip an OTA update straight to next version, on Galaxy S4

My not rooted Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 has received notification of an OTA update. By the size I know it's for Android 4.4.2 KitKat. I know the phone provider has already released an OTA update for 5.0 ...
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how to access encrypted memory of samsung galaxy s4

I am unable to get to the encrypted memory of my phone even I am using properly setup password. What to do? Jack
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Fallout shelter purchases

So my mom started playing fallout shelter and she wanted to put a gift card on her account to buy a mr. Handy and on the play store it says its her account but on fallout shelter it says that its my ...
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Why does my Samsung Galaxy list some of my contacts as “away”?

I have had my Samsung Galaxy S4 for a year now and it has just started listing some of my contacts as "away". Why is it doing this and how do I change or correct this?
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Samsung Galaxy S4 Wont start up

So last night when i went to charge my phone (it charges every night while im sleeping). But this morning my alarm didnt ring because my phone for some reason was turned off, so i try to turn it on ...
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Where are update files stored in android?

I recently tried to update my Samsung galaxy S4 from Android Kitkat to Android Lolipop.The process downloaded a large file ( Around 1.1 GB ).But the dowload failed when it was almost 99% due to some ...
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Recover soft-bricked wrongly mounted Galaxy S4 gti9506?

I just rooted my SG S4 Android 5.0.1 with auto root and (a friend's) Windows Odin. Everything worked fine (root complete and SU installed) till I think I gave a bad mount command in the root directory ...
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Broken Galaxy, trying to retrieve files

I broke my Galaxy S4. Now have my replacement so able to transfer my SD and SIMS card/s but wondering if there's some way to retrieve and transfer my messges, old saved emails (to my phone), FB PM's ...
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How to unlock password samsung mobile s4 galaxv

I set a password in my phone model samsung S4. Now i don't need password option.I tried deactivate procedure. i go to setting option then go to device and select lock screen then give a password then ...
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Getting “Storage space running out” message in Galaxy S4; *#9900# does not show any menu

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4. I am getting the "Storage space running out" error message in my notifications bar, and some applications have quit working or updating. None of the usual solutions I've ...
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How to browse files on my phone? [on hold]

I have Ubuntu 15.04, Samsung Galaxy 4. I can connect the phone and the PC but not browse the files from the
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Can I restore my Android to an earlier date? [duplicate]

I need to restore my settings, contacts, and call logs to an earlier date. How do I do this? I tried system back up, but to no avail.
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How do I enable AWS band on Galaxy S4 GT-I9515L?

My phone broke while I was in Brazil, so I picked up a Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9515 (I9515L for Latin America). When I got back to Canada, I realized that it didn't have the AWS band (1700/2100) ...
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Can I change the font color of my Google Now card?

So in the From and Arriving on my Google now time cards, the values I put in are white. Which makes them unreadable. Is there some way that I can change the text or card color so it is actually ...
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How to delete synchronized pictures? at even possible?

With out deleting the pictures I took or downloaded.Or is that even possible??
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I want to retrieve the calendar from my galaxy s4 broken black screen

I need to retrieve important dates from the calendar on my samsung galaxy 4. The screen is cracked and black. When I hook the phone up to the computer via usb cord, I can't find any options that are ...
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Can't get past the PIN-screen of my newly bought used S4

I recently bought a used Samsung Galaxy S4. The problem is that the previous owner did not factory reset is and even after putting in the memory and SIM-card from my old phone, I can’t get past the ...
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Why are characters turning into blocks?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4. On the lock screen and on pop up messages some of the characters are blocks. Here is a screen shot of it: Screenshot - Block Characters (Click to enlarge) I'm not sure ...
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Forgotten my pattern code and my backup pin and I don't have internet access

I have tried many times unlocking my phone and now I have 1 try before my phone would lock. I've forgotten my backup pin and I doesn't have internet access. I've tried calling from another phone and ...
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Samsung Galaxy S4 auto restart

My Samsung Galaxy S4 auto restart. I removed Battery , SIM card , SD Card for over 1-2 hour, and replaced but the device still auto restart. I tried " Home"+ "Volume Down" + "Power" and saw the ...
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Verizon Galaxy S4 ON T-Mobile Texting issue

I have a T-mobile sim in the phone in the Verizon S4, and the Lollipop update broke the ability to text. Is there any way to fix this, or downgrade, or something? Thanks.
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Wifi hangs all the time

Phone: Samsung S4 Model: SGH-I337M CyanogenMod: 11.0 - Installer XNPQ32P Android Version: 4.4.4 I have the following problem with my phone. Anytime I use wifi and search for anything literally ...
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Can I change or remove Touchwiz in Galaxy S4 running Lollipop?

I just upgraded my Galaxy S4 to Lollipop. It is not to my liking. I'm considering options to buy a non Android phone just so I don't have to look at it. Is there anything I can do about this?
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How to disable or remove the predefined setting for long press Home button in Samsung Galaxy S4?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 running Lollipop 5.0 update. The phone's OS has designated the long Home button function (hold it down) to access the task manager. I want to disable, remove or change ...
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My 4G just stops working randomly

I have a Galaxy S4 updated to Lolipop, 5.0.1. Sometimes, and its becoming more frequent, my 4G will just shut off. I can still connect to WiFi and get Internet, but it won't allow me on the internet ...
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How does Android WebView Update from Google Play work?

One of the touted features of Android 5 is the updates of WebView through Google Play. The official documents state: The initial release for Android 5.0 includes a version of Chromium for WebView ...
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My samsung galaxy s4 won't turn on

I left my phone charging over a 24 hour period and now it won't turn on. I tried cleaning it out, taking out the battery, and putting it on the charger. I don't have a spare battery to try. Is there a ...
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How do I enable MTP on S4 with Lollipop

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 running Android 5.0.1. I don't know the last time I tried accessing the phone with my computer but it worked using MTP. Now I struggle enabling MTP. The phone prompt ...
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battery gets drained at a certain time

Lately I've gotten a very strange behavior from my phone: at a certain time (around 23h) the battery begins to drain, it's very annoying because I used to keep the phone on during the night (and as ...
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How to watch lectures in Adobe Connect app when I can't find Flash 11.2 for Samsung Galaxy S4 running Android 5.0.1?

I want to watch prerecorded Adobe connect lectures on my Samsung Galaxy S4 running Android 5.0.1. The problem: when I try to play them through a browser (I have tried Chrome, Firefox, Dolphin, and ...
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Samsung Galaxy S4 - no adb devices

I wanted to install a custom ROM on my old Galaxy S4 I9500. I installed CWM recovery at first with Odin, and it worked really well. Thereafter, I tried side-loading or pushing the custom ROM using ...
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Is multi encryption a good way to wipe all traces of personal data before selling the phone?

I am going to sell my phone. It's a Samsung Galaxy S4 i9505 from Germany running Android 5.0.1 "Lollipop". What I have done so far is to encrypt, reset, run camera until memory was full to override ...
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samsung s4 19505

I know this might be a bit off topic but any replies would be appreciated When my galaxy s4 had fully charged up I unplugged it from the wall and was unplugging the micro usb cable from the phones ...
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On screen notifications for Samsung s4

I have a Samsung Galaxy Gt 19505. I am currently running andriod 4.4.2 I was wondering if there's any way to get on screen notifications for messages etc whilst using other apps. I used to have an ...
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Samsung Galaxy S4: After 5.0.1 update phone only charges when switched-off

While my phone was updating it was plugged in by the wall and charging. After the upgrade the battery was drained by the evening, and when I plugged it in to charge again, nothing happened. I ...
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How to root Samsung Galaxy S4 I9507V running Android 5.0.1?

I have tried every program for rooting but they failed to root the device. My device is running Android version 5.0.1. I am trying to root because I have heard that if I root my device I can install ...
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No more blocking mode on my Samsung S4

After doing an update of my Samsung S4, I lost the blocking mode on my phone so I can't create an "allowed list" that will not be blocked. Any idea how I can get it back?
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Dialer only displays certain contacts even when all accounts selected

I am using a Samsung Galaxy S4 with Lollipop 5.0.1. It seems that only gmail contacts will display while searching via Dialer. If it is linked or solely on my Microsoft Exchange account they do not ...
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Salvaging a hard drive/memory from Samsung Galaxy S4

Is there any relatively simple way to salvage a hard drive/memory from a Samsung Galaxy S4? A couple of months ago, it was subjected to some saltwater, meaning that most of the motherboard is fried. ...
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Friend claims I was on whatsapp at 3 AM, but I was asleep for 2 hours already [duplicate]

I tried googling this issue but I cant seem to find an answer. A friend claimed I was "last seen" on whatsapp around 3 AM, while I was sound asleep at 1:40 AM, I received no new messages or even ...
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samsung s4 extremely hot

Hi I have a samsung galaxy s4 that is less than a month old The s4 when idle is around 28°Celsius and around normal usage it's around 32° The maximum the phone has ever got is 36° by using the ...
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How to restore the IMEI number on the Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505? (IMEI=Unknown, Baseband=Unknown, Sim Card Not Detected)

Information: Hello, I lost my IMEI number on my Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 today and I would like to restore my original IMEI back to my phone. I still have my original IMEI of my phone written down. ...
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Galaxy s4 GTI9500 android version to update

I'm having this phone for almost two years, Currently running version 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, frankly don't have any known problems or bugs.. I think of upgrading to some of the Kitkat versions, as I know ...
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s4 upgrade - randomly takes a long time to send text

Ever since I did the upgrade to lollipop my phone will randomly take 10-15 minutes to send texts. I receive them ok, it's just sending and it's driving me crazy. Also my phone gets very hot and the ...
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When selling your phone, what steps should be taken to make sure that all personal data has been removed?

I am getting rid of my Samsung Galaxy S4 and want to know what steps I should take to make sure that private information has been deleted from the phone. I have removed the SD card and cleared all of ...