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Blocked/private calls don't show up in call history

I have a Samsung s4 and whenever I get al call from a private number, weather I answer or not, the call isn't recorded in my call log. Does anyone know why? Its really annoying.
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Notification bar turns off screen when pulled down

When I pull down my notification bar and let it rest to read whatever notification I've received (email text etc), the screen will turn off after about 5 seconds. It never did this prior to the ...
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Swapping functions of Back and Menu hardware buttons on Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung reverses the position of Android's Back and Menu (aka Options) buttons, when compared to almost every other device. How does one swap the functionality of these hardware buttons, specifically ...
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crDroid 6 in jfltexx not connecting to mobile internet on most ports (not including 80 and 443)

I recently reflashed my Samsung Galaxy S4 , GT-I9505 jfltexx, to crDroid 6.0 (Filename: crdroid-6.0.0-20151208-jfltexx.zip). Everything is working fine in my Wifi-network. But when I need to use LTE ...
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How to edit /system/bin/lpr in Samsung S4 i9295 running 5.0.1 Lollipop

How do I edit /system/bin files in Android since after 4.x? Has something changed? I seem to recall just opening the file playlpm on the device in a text editor and seeing and making needed ...
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Samsung galaxy s4 - how do i find out what my phone is locked to?

I have recently purchased a Samsung galaxy s4 off of eBay but when it arrived it did not have any indication of what network it belonged to, every time I have gone on websites and typed in the coding ...
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Broken S4 screen

I broke my S4 screen while celebrating my team scoring! I looked up the local phone shops but they are too expensive. Anyone know what I should do? Maybe buy a screen off eBay? I have been told S4's ...
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How to connect to Internet from Windows 7 laptop tethered over blue tooth to Samsung S4

Android Samsung S4: Tethering and Mobile Hotspots > Bluetooth (enabled) Windows 7 laptop: Bluetooth enabled, paired with Samsung S4. Windows Bluetooth Device Control window opens. By default, the ...
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Can't add shortcuts to home page on galaxy s4

Yesterday I upgraded my Galaxy s4 from KitKat to lollipop and since then I can't have shortcuts on my home page. By that I mean every time I create one at first everything is good but then a little ...
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Bluetooth audio skips at same point in every song

When listening to my Galaxy S4 through Bluetooth audio on my car stereo, every song skips at exactly the 22 second mark into the song. The music skips or pauses for just 1 - 2 seconds but it does it ...
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Can a UK Samsung S4 or LG G3 be used in the USA [duplicate]

Can a UK Samsung S4 or LG G3 be used in the USA by international roaming (UK mobile provider), without additional setup in Android?
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Android S4 running out of storage space [duplicate]

What safe files can I remove in order to gain storage space. My emails are not being viewed unless I delete Misc. Files.
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Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Android 5.0.1 WiFi Connection Status pop-up interuption

Since upgrading to Android 5.0.1 from whatever came on the phone originally I get an annoying pop-up that interrupts whatever app is running even though I have WiFi turned off. This only happens when ...
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Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Android 5.0.1 music player won't play consecutive songs

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Android 5.0.1. Music Player issues after "upgrade". Bluetooth connected to car radio, music player set to songs, shuffle, and loop off. After updating to Android 5.0.1 Music ...
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My Galaxy S4 is acting strange

Ok, before we start - my phone is old. At least 5 years old. I realise that may be the cause of my issues, but I just wanted to confirm, or see if there was anything I could do about it. I have a ...
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Headphones detected but audio goes to speaker

I have an Samsung Galaxy S4 i9505 that is rooted and runs CM12.1. This problem only occurred from today, when I put my earphones in the phone detects it but when I play audio the audio is directed to ...
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Change the notification setting on the lock screen

After the recent software update, I have been getting notifications from apps like the Messenger app appearing on my lock screen. Originally, I would just get a popup in the toolbar at the top of the ...
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My Samsung Galaxy S4 does not have sound when I play videos, however, sound works on calls

I can make phone calls just fine but when I play videos, there is no sound. I have checked everything I can think of to check.
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whatsapp dp is not seen

I changed my friend's dp in my contact list to the photo that I like.but after sometime I removed the picture and now I couldn't see his updated dp.what should be done to go back to normal
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How to recover the files in KNOX mode after I have rooted the device ?

Samung S4, Android 4.4.4 I rooted my device, and now can't access the files in KNOX mode. Should i unroot it or what ?
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My Galaxy S4 with Lollipop sometimes does not accept my unlock pincode

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505) with Android Lollipop (5.0.1), and rarely, my pincode just fails to accept when I'm unlocking it. I pick up my phone after not using it for a few hours, enter the ...
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how could I know if my phone's been hacked

Someone is telling me every single item of information that I sent via whatsapp how could I know if it is my phone or only the whatsapp account has been hacked I use Samsong Galaxy S4 Gt-I9500 ...
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Stuck in Sending Mode (Galaxy S4)

Everytime I send a sms message, to any of my contacts, it gets stuck sending, with the little circle going round and round. I don't know if it's my network or my phone. This has started happening only ...
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Change IMEI number to obtain tablet data plan?

It looks like T-Mobile offers very cheap data-only plans, but these are only available for tablets. I have read that this is enforced by tracking your IMEI. I was wondering: Is it possible to change ...
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I have a Sprint Samsung Galaxy S4 which I want to root?

If I root my phone will I have any carrier problems? Towelroot seems to be the right program, but is towelroot.com safe? Virustotal said Dr. Web doesn't trust it. Is towelroot the right way to do it ...
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How do you get to the hidden phone settings on Android 5.0

I have a Galaxy S4 running lollipop and the old way to get to this menu was *#*#4636#*#*. How do you do it in other lollipop devices?
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Reformat / reset an unrooted phone and wipe /system

I'd like to reformat / reset my verizon Samsung S4 (SCH-I545, baseband **OF1, Android 5.0.1). After doing a number of tests and experimentation, I believe that there is a malicious binary sitting in ...
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Copying WeChat Sight Videos from S4

I use the WeChat messenging application on my Samsung Galaxy S4 Black Edition (GT-I9515). Among its features, users can send short videos as so-called Sights. I am trying to copy these videos to my ...
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Why can't my contacts see photos I send via SMS?

Trying to download SMS programs, tried a few, so to have better customizable color options as the new Samsung Galaxy sucks for that. Everything I have tried, whatsapp, GO SMS Pro, Viber, Hangouts, ...
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How to boot my Samsung Galaxy S4 mini when wall charger is plugged

I am Developing an Android Application, here i want my phone to start booting automatically when the phone is plugged into any power outlet without hitting any power button.I found many solutions and ...
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Update/Reset android firmware by SD Card. Verizon Samsung S4

I have a Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 that was rooted on the 4.3 build with the saferoot method (I think, it's been awhile). I had since installed Xposed framework and installer, etc. I unrooted with ...
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Only notifications from text messages are being shown

As the title says, I only get notifications from my texting application but not from everything else. A couple of examples: I use pushbullet to share a website with my phone, but I won't get the ...
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Deleted emails in my S4

My S4 is showing that there are 97 emails in my deleted folder but I can't see them. I deleted about 100 others at the same time, but these say they are still in the folder.
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Google Play - one account, but downloading apps only on the first of two devices sharing the same account

I have a phone - Samsung Galaxy S4 and a tablet Sony Xperia Z. Until now, I had a problem with Google Play - as I first set up Google Play account on my tablet using my email address, and later bought ...
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Galaxy Tab 4, Wifi strong but internet drops constantly

I'm having this issue with my father's Galaxy Tab 4. He can be just feet from the router and even though the WiFi is strong, the internet keeps dropping on his device. Even my crappy Dell Venue 8 ...
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How to turn off notification of email content?

When I miss a call, I get a voicemail. I receive 3 notifications. A notification of the missed call itself,a notification of the email, and a notification of contents inside the body of the email. I ...
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Why has my phone locked me out?

I would add photos of what it says but it won't let me. It's telling me that I have illegal content on my phone yet I don't to my knowledge, and I can leave the screen that it is locked on to check. ...
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Unlock my S4 with a cracked screen?

I thought I lost my phone so I locked it with "Where's my phone" but it turns out I recovered it with a a useless cracked screen, I know the phone works because it rings and can hear the notifications ...
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Galaxy S4 dropped screen is black

Situation is this: I took my phone out of my pocket and dropped it from about pocket height on a sort of tiled floor. The screen then became green and had lines. Then the screen just turned off. When ...
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How to paste a text on non-pasteable (tap & hold pasting) text field?

My problem is that I have no way to paste a text in an app because the app doesn't allow tap & hold pasting. The keyboard I use (Google Keyboard) also does not have a clipboard button anywhere. ...
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S4 CM 12.1 Problem with GApps

I've just installed cm-12.1-20151129-NIGHTLY-jfltexx on my S4 (i9505) and Open GApps 5.1 Arm nano 20151129. The setup wizard had few errors (Google play services stopped working) and after setting it ...
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Will a magnetic case affect my phone?

sorry if the question is a bit off-topic but any help would be much appreciated. I have a Samsung S4 [I9505] and I was looking for a good protective case for it. initially I was going for a Slim TPU ...
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bad calls on custom rom on I9500

For quite some time of trying out various roms on my I9500, I've found out that on all of them I had a call issue, where the other person kept hearing himself twice (echo). I've tried today to flash a ...
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WiFi problem when connecting to DSL

When I connect to DSL Wi-Fi it automatically disconnects and "sign into Wi-Fi network required" option appears, clicking on which opens Google only. I tried many times to fix this problem, but I did ...
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Why do I only receive my text messages when I make calls? But my galaxy s4 phone works perfectly fine

It started lastnight when I started not to receieve messages until I made a call and I received them all but then after I finish with call it starts all over again. What can I do ?
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s4 turns off when on battery

Hi I have a Samsung s4 I9505 running android 5.0.1 stock The problem I'm having is that if I try to turn on my s4 while running on battery it never passes the Samsung boot logo, it turns off ...
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How to enable AWS band on Galaxy s4 SGH-I337M?

Phone stats: Make: Samsung Galaxy s4 Model #: SGH-I337M Android Version: 5.0.1 Baseband Version: I337MVLUGOH1 Kernel Verion: 3.4.0-4508315 ...
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Camera Firmware not installed on GT-I9515L

TL;DR My Rear Camera doesn't work and the Firmware version for it is null and I think I need to install it manually. How do I do that in a Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9515L with PDA I9515LUBU1BOJ1 and CSC ...
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Update Samsung S4 to 5.0.1 lock pattern

After update from 5.0 to 5.0.1 update my screen lock pattern shrank. In settings there is normal size. OK, lets explain it in more details. Unlock patter was bigger until I updated OS. Now is a ...
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Can't save my photos from bricked phone

My unrooted phone is stuck on Samsung logo. I have TWRP. I backup now and restore but it still does the same. I have photos in the phone. How can I save them?