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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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Change my Theme after new update

After the new Android System Update, the overall theme has changed from the inverse/high contrast theme (black background, white text etc.) To the current standard theme (white background, black text ...
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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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galaxy S4 for some reason my regular email “hotmail” stopped getting mail

I have been searching for someone to help me for the last month I'm not great with electronics at all and for some reason something happened and I have not been able to check or use my email account ...
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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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147 views

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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87 views

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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234 views

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 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?
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Samsung Galaxy S4 screen turns blue randomly

Recently my Galaxy S4 screen becomes completely blue (no text just bright blue glowing color) sometimes when using it (i.e. watching photos), and it stays blue till I keep on/off button pressed for ...
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In Android 5.0.1, Apps don't show up on screen immediately and crash often

I upgraded my perfectly working Android Kitkat Samsung S4 to Android 5.0.1. I must say, Android 5.0.1 is the worst software I have ever used. The apps don't show up quickly and I have to go back and ...
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Can't access my apps

My primary shortcut is missing on my galaxy s4 phone and I can't access any of my apps and I'very tried everything can anyone please help me.
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Remove persistent notification of an app without disabling all of its notifications

The latest Pushbullet update (v17.0.4) for Android has added a persistent notification to my notification drawer. The app indicates that I can remove the notification by enabling Pushbullet in the ...
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Lost 3G/4G signals, 2G works only; factory reset or downgrade or changes in network settings didn't help

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE working on Lollipop and I completely lost the 3G and 4G signals. I can only use the 2G signal. When I choose in the network options (Only HSPA) there's a stop like ...
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Change USB connection mode from PTP to MTP when screen is broken

A friend gave me their Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 because the screen is broken and black (does not display anything). So now I want to control the device from my PC. The USB connection mode is set to PTP ...
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DNS error in android 4.4.2

I just get an new mobile Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 with Android 4.4.2. When I try to connect to internet through 3G/4G network, my Chrome always give me an error message: ...
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How do I update my rooted Samsung galaxy s4?

This is a complex question for me so I appreciate anyone helping me through it. I have a galaxy s4 that hasn't been updated since purchase b/c I was afraid to lose root. I'm in the process of backing ...
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How can I make my phone stop displaying emoji?

At some point in the recent past, my phone (a Samsung Galaxy S4) started to display several large swaths of Unicode codepoints as emoji characters--including several that are used for other things, ...
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I.C.E problem. dial list. s4

I recently found the emergency call list, which can dial a number even when the screen is locked. I added a number from my contact list to test out how it works. After I figured out how it worked, I ...
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Is there any shortcut to turn on flashlight in Android?

I have tried the most popular applications but no default shortcuts. For instance pressing the button long time could be one. I am using Samsung Galaxy 4 and Android 5.0.1. Is there any shortcut for ...
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Remove mult accts on Droid at 1x?

I have a Samsung Galaxy 4, and I added a bunch of my secondary google accounts to verify them, but now I have a bunch of accounts and deleting them one by one is quite tedious. Is there any way to ...
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s4 galaxy phone update gone bad

my phone was updating but was disconnected.Now it is only showing " software update failed" with a phone symbol and a command sign with a computer next. whats has gone wrong?
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Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505) stuck on “firmware upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in kies & try again”

The other day i was trying to flash a new rom (Android version 5.0.1) on my GT-I9505 using odin. The old one was 5.0.1 as well but i had some problems with it. i flashed this device once before so i ...