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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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S4Mini-Most crashing Galaxy ever? Or are there secret tipps to stabilize it?

Almost since 2 years I have the above mentioned smartphone. Since I got it, i omitted all os ans firmware updates, because it already crashed very often with stock os and firmware. A month ago I ...
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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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Unresponsive touch screen

The touch screen on my galaxy s4 is not responding . I didn't drop it and it didn't came in contact with water . It stopped responded suddenly, when I was using it . The phone still works ; I can see ...
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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 ...
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Permission denied remounting /system

I am in the process of rooting my Samsung Galaxy S4. I am trying to add the su and busybox to /system/bin, but it won't let me because it is a read-only filesystem. I tried to remount it by doing adb ...
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Facebook won't save linked contacts to Galaxy S4

I am currently using a Galaxy S4, with Android version 5.0.1. I manage to sync my contacts from Facebook…however I am unable to link them to my device or Google account. The contacts from Facebook are ...
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Cannot connect to Samsung Galaxy S4 wifi hotspot from laptop

My friend and I are trying to figure out why we can't connect his laptop to his Samsung Galaxy S4's wifi hotspot. Laptop running Windows 7 Enteprise edition and his Samsung Galaxy S4 running Android ...
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Unable to change email retrieval size in Lollipop 5.0.1?

I just updated my Samsung S4 and the email retrieval size has been fixed at 'headers only' and its very annoying. Can this be changed?
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Can't Upgrade from MK2

My wife's Verizon i545 is on MK2 after taking the OTA (unfortunately) and so I'm on a locked bootloader now. I tried taking the Lollipop OTA but it fails during the OTA flash. I'm rooted, but not sure ...
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download stops when screen off

Hi I'm having this problem with my Samsung galaxy s4 When ever I download something from the Internet and turn off the screen the download fails as soon as I turn it back on. I have tried other ...
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Settings crashes with “Unfortunately, settings has stopped” each time I try to select system update

Settings crashes on my samsung s4 sprint SPH L720 each time I tried selecting the system update. I really need to fix this problem ASAP. I tried factory reset for uncountable times but no result, I ...
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Galaxy S4 outside Europe

I have a Galaxy S4 bought today in Europe. Also I have a SIM card from Orange and everything works fine here. But I discovered that there could be a kind of lock if I try to use another SIM card from ...
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Inconsistent SIM-Card problem

Three days ago, I dropped my Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 straight on its back from about 1 meter height. After that, the SIM-card slot apparently stopped working. After trying out my mother's SIM-Card, ...
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GMail account not synced

When I sign-in with my mail id, Account not synced is displayed, and under that the following message is displayed, Touch SYNC now to sync mail once or Change SYNC Settings to set up this ...
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Samsung galaxy s4 mobile data issues

My new Samsung galaxy s4 is having some network issues The mobile data speed is always stuck in G i have the setting as lte/wcdma/gsm auto connect I have tried doing a factory reset but still stuck ...
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samsung galaxy s4 pressure

sorry if this is slightly off topic but please could you give your thoughts to this recently, I had my s4 in my front pocket and while sitting down in a chair i could feel that I was slightly ...
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S4 Wont turn on unless removing battery then turns off after 2 seconds

So, my Galaxy S4 turned off randomly today during charge. I attempted turning it back on via the power button but it would not respond. Then I tried taking out the battery and replacing it, the ...
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Remove user account in Android 5.0.1 on Galaxy S4

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 with Android upgraded to 5.0.1. There is a GMail account added that I've linked in order to install a specific application (Google Domain Policy) and now I want to remove ...
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App is kept in memory, content is not

On my GPE S4 (Android 5.0.1), if I change from Firefox or Google Sheets or ezPDFreader to another application for more than 1 or 2 minutes, and come back, the data is loaded again. It is not only bad ...
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My phone doesn't always charge at full speed, even with certain 2-amp chargers. What are the necessary conditions for it to charge at full speed?

I've noticed that my S4 doesn't always charge at its maximum rate of charge, even when it seemingly should. For example, car DC adapters that claim to provide up to 2.0 amp current only provide ...
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samsung s4 heat issues

my phone is a samsung galaxy s4 I9505 after a little use e.g. browsing, scrolling through the phone, the top part of the phone gets pretty warm which is where the cpu is the top part of the phone ...
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On installing a new sim from another network, I don't get prompted for an unlock code, can I force the prompt to appear?

I've got a work phone, our whole team has Samaung Galaxy S4's. We recently switched network providers and as such we are required to unlock our phones in order to use our new sim cards. I followed ...
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How to make automatic SIM card selection for specific contacts?

Everytime I call someone I change SIM card to one of them and call from that SIM card. Is it possible to assign a SIM card for each contact, so that when calling a contact the phone select the SIM ...
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How to root the Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505

How can I root the Samsung Galaxy S4? Phone model: GT-I9505
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How to Remove a Write Protection form samsung internal SD card

please if anyone has an idea of how to remove write protection from Samsung SPH L720 should help. i cannot delete and cannot see my pictures and videos from gallery
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my phone glaxey s4 had its screen crashed and Ive changed it and now it wont charge

My Samsung Galaxy S4 keeps showing the message "Charging paused. Battery temperature is too low", whenever I plug the phone into a charger. I've tried using a different charger and even another ...
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Car charging at >500mA

I've plugged the AC charger for my Samsung Galaxy S4 into an inverter connected to my car's DC outlet. The inverter is able to power my laptop AC adapter without issues. The S4 charges, but not at ...