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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 ...
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samsung galaxy s4 lollipop [on hold]

my Samsung galaxy s4 is currently running android 4.4.2 and has a notification that an update (970mb) is available which I believe to be 5.0 lollipop is there any known problems after updating the ...
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samsung galaxy s4 app drawer not smooth

I have a Samsung galaxy s4 I9505 stock android 4.4 I've been seeing that when I press the app drawer to view all the apps, swiping left or right is not 100% smooth and I can see a slight stutter/ ...
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How to Change the PIN lock on Galaxy S4 Lollipop

I had set a pin lock on my s4 but forgot the pin and now even after 100 tries there is no prompts of using my google account id so how do i unlock my device ??
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Removing Deleted Email Account

I have more than one Gmail account configured on my phone (Samsung Galaxy S4 updated to Lollipop) and I deleted one gmail completly. I got on a computer and deleted it. It no longer exists. It is not ...
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why does smartphones start to lag after few years of their launch?

I have seen that every smartphone that used to be flagship device start facing lag after a span of time. why does the same RAM, same CPU becomes slower over the years. Taking example of Samsung device ...
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Group texting with Iphone users, my texts get delayed until theirs all stop

I have an S4 with the latest software update (though this has been a problem for a long time before too). And when I am in a group text with Iphone users, it seems that my outgoing texts get stuck in ...
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Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9506) “Firmware upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies & try again”

So the other day I was trying to root my Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-19506) by usin Odin or something. Not really sure was i was doing, but i followed a guide i found on youtube. I got my phone into ...
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How do I disable the drop-down spell check box?

I just updated my Galaxy S4 to Android 5.0.1/Lollipop. I don't like to use the drop-down spell check/autocorrect box; I prefer the one built into the Google Keyboard that displays as a line of ...
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gs4 locking from notification drawer

My gs4 on lollipop 5.0.1 locks if I leave the notification drawer open for 6 seconds. Is there a way to fix this? If I swipe down with 2 fingers its fine but regular notifications drawer locks it ...
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Samsung KNOX is not working

I'm having, Samsung Galaxy S4 GT - I9500. It isin't rooted and having Official Lollipop ROM. Whenever I open KNOX select setup and then do next, it closes and displays the error : "Failed to ...
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Galaxy S4 stuck in recovery mode

I entered the recovery mode through a power menu app. (My phone is rooted). Now I'm stuck in the recovery mode because the power button is defective, and it seems that it is the only way to select an ...
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Will using *#9900# and selecting “delete dumpstate/ logcat” affect WhatsApp? [duplicate]

Will using *#9900# and selecting the option "delete dumpstate/ logcat" affect any chat history, conversations, threads related to WhatsApp? I need to clear memory to update the app, but don't want to ...
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Yahoo mail App on S4

I have downloaded the Yahoo Mail App on my S4 and it indicates the download was successful, even creates the shortcut on the home screen. However when I insert my username and password, it starts to ...
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Why do apps show a negative cpu percentage?

using a S4 as a mighty swell device I kinda found some strange behavior. Negative cpu percentage usage in the task manager. This one really got me puzzled, Does spotify or any other app give ...
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Lollipop 5.0.1 color scheme [duplicate]

How can I change the color scheme for messaging on my my Galaxy S4 with it's newly downloaded Lollipop 5.0.1 software?
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Removing “yo” from my autocorrect

I'm using Android 4.4.2 on my Galaxy S4 and using keyboard layout Icecream Sandwich. I want to program my phone that when I incorrectly type yo that it autocorrects "to". I don't recall when it ...
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Is there a way to get Verizon OTA Android updates after switching device to Straight Talk?

Okay, first of all I'm sure this answer is all over the internet, but the search terms required to find it with Google are bringing up an enormous number of irrelevant results. I really have tried. ...
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Cell Broadcast Function Disappeared on Samsung Galaxy S4 Android 5.1

Cell Broadcast messages function which is usually here : messages -> setting -> cb messages seems to have disappeared on new Samsung phones. I have Samsung Galaxy S4 Android 5.1. Maybe this function ...
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turning off email preview on lock screen after update

Galaxy S4 just updated to latest Android and now my email is previewed on my lock screen. Any way to turn this off? I'm using Gmail. Thanks
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Why does SSH Server (Ice Cold Apps) with a command fail?

I wish to ssh into my rooted Android Samsung Galaxy S4 v4.4.2 phone and run a command. I have SSH Server installed. If I just SSH, it works fine: bash-3.2$ ssh -p 35151 10.1.10.22 ...
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Why does stat report no space on / (root) but space available on /system?

On my rooted Android 4.4.2 Samsung Galaxy S4 phone with armv7l chipset, if I start a shell, I can use the stat command, but some devices report strange. In particular, the / device shows zero size, ...
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Downloaded apps can't be installed in default install location

My Galaxy S4 is having a problem installing apps. I don't know any solutions but I do not want to factory reset the phone.
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Sensors Start N Stop Working

I own a Galaxy S4 I9505 device. Earlier I was running the stock based Custom ROM (Imperium 16.1, Android 4.4.2) on my S4 and there was no problem at all. That ROM gave me supreme performance, ...
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Notification bar disappears on Galaxy S4 running Lollipop 5.0.1

Why the notification bar disappears on the main screen on Galaxy S4 after updating it to Lollipop 5.0.1? Could I fix it?
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Kids Mode has disappeared after S4 Lollipop upgrade

After upgrading the OS on my S4, Kids Mode suddenly disappeared today. Other S5 Galaxy users in my home can find Kids Mode in their Widgets but I cannot locate it anywhere. I upgraded 2 days ago and ...
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Android 5.1 on Samsung Galaxy S4 [duplicate]

I have upgraded my Samsung Galaxy S4 to Android 5.0.1. It is full of bugs, but I don't wont to downgrade to Kitkat. I have heard that Android 5.1 is available. Is it possible to get it for my S4?
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GT Trash made my S4 Zoom slower

GT Trash Is a free app available on play store. Ever since i installed it and tried deleting the recovery files (erase data for good) or over-writing them, off my sd card and phone storage my phone ...
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how to connect Galaxy S4 to Macbook Pro?

The Macbook Pro does recognise my Galaxy S4. I've just downloaded and opened the latest version of Kies, restarted everything, and the "connecting" wheel just keeps going round and round and round. I ...
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Anyone have any resolutions to stop kid mode crashing now my S4 has updated to lollipop 5.0?

I use kid mode at least once a day or I used to before my phone updated to lollipop 5.0. I use an S4 and now when i open the kid mode it says I have to install the app which I have several times now. ...
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Can JFLTE Lollipop ROM be installed on the Verizon Galaxy S4 SCH-i545 with ME7 baseband?

I have a rooted Verizon Galaxy S4 SCH-i545 (edit: NOT GT-i9505) updated to the ME7 baseband version. I would like to upgrade to this Lollipop ROM, which appears to be designed for the GT-i9505, but I ...
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Can't read my SMS on my Android phone

Recently I upgrade my Samsung s4, and now every time when I get a message via SMS, the text - and background - all white?: I tried messing with the settings, but still my messages won't show up? ...
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Can I reflash stock with kies

I'm on a Samsung Galaxy s4 sgh-i337 from att and I messed up my system a little bit I want to reflash and restore stock firmware with kies. Will that work? Also, I am rooted will kies work with me?
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Will this flashing method work

http://androidromupdate.com/2014/03/16/install-i337ucufnb1-stock-4-4-2-kitkat-firmware-att-galaxy-s4-i337/ I want to flash stock firmware onto my galaxy s4 sgh-i337 from att on stock kit kat. Will ...
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Can I get this latest update off my phone (Galaxy S4, Lollipop)?

Can I get this latest update off my Galaxy S4 phone? I can't handle the color changes and need it off my phone.
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youtube does not play any videos anymore

I have a Samsung S4, when I try to watch a video on Youtube via chrome app, the play button is not displayed and stays black during the whole video. I have updated the app, but still no doesn't work.
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Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 firmware update issue

I was updating the firmware of my Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 with Samsung Kies 3 on my Macintosh and suddenly my laptop turned off, so I disconnect the phone and tried to reboot it and after it ...
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Samsung Galaxy S4 Kids Mode crashing after upgrade to Lolipop

Samsung has included very nice app to setup special environment for kids, called "Kids Mode". But after recent system update and upgrade to Lolipop (Android 5.0) Kids Mode has stopped working. I ...
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How can I change the temperature unit in Lollipop's lock screen?

Today, Lollipop became available for my Samsung S4 and I upgraded. Since then, the lock screen shows the current temperature: As you can see, it shows "61 °F". Since I am located in Continental ...
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Changing the home screen on S4 vs 5.0.1

How can I change my homepage on the S4 new software version 5.0.1? I don't like the update, the colors and how things have changed. Normally I'm all for an update but this sucks!
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White blocks in place of the numbers on the lock screen

My phone (Samsung Galaxy S4) updated recently to Android 5.0.1 and now I have a problem with my lock screen. Instead of the usual number pad with letters I have lots of white blocks in place of the ...
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Restore phone contacts from Google

I stored my contact numbers with google as my phone needed to be factory reset. I'm trying to restore them but can't get it to work.
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Change color scheme on Samsung Galaxy S4 running Lollipop 5.0.1

I updated to Lollipop 5.0.1 on my Samsung Galaxy S4 this morning. Now my color scheme in apps such as the texting/messaging app is Orange, Blue, Green, and Yellow. All together. It even changes the ...
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Contact List doesn't show all contacts Galaxy S4 l9515

The problem bugging me is that when I go to the Contacts App, it show/display 55 contacts. According to the "Menu", it is set to show All Contacts. But when I go to any App that share contacts (i.e. ...
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android with ubfis bricked

can i ask for a help? is there anything i can do to bring back into life my hard bricked samsung s4? i thought it was real but lately i find out it was a china device, mtk6572 galaxy S4 with ubfis, i ...
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“Signature Verification Failed” when flashing stock ROM

When booting into recovery mode and installing a ROM zip from my SDcard, it first says I need to mount my /sdcard (when it is mounted), and then it says "signature verification failed", despite my ...
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Samsung Galaxy S4 (SGH-M919) will not reboot or go into download mode

How do I get my Samsung Galaxy S4 (SGH-M919) into download mode when it doesn't reboot? When booting, it just freezes on the "4G LTE" screen. When I boot into recovery mode, heimdall detect throws ...
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SIM card removed

My Samsung Galaxy S4 recently started displaying an error saying SIM card removed. Unable to detect your SIM card. Your device will restart to check for your SIM card. There is nothing to do at ...
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Disabling Android Device Manager location notification on Galaxy S4

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4. When you use the Android Device Manager to locate your phone it shows a notification that it was utilized, which is stupid in my opinion as it tells the bad guys/gals what ...
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Transferring pictures from Samsung with broken screen

A friend's Samsung Galaxy S4 has a broken screen, but otherwise seems to be recognized by a computer when plugged in via the USB cord. He would like to retrieve some pictures from it, but I believe ...