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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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Necessary conditions for charging at full AC rate

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 ...
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samsung galaxy s4 lollipop [closed]

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.