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USB drivers for using ADB with Samsung Galaxy S on CyanogenMod 7.1?

I recently installed CyanogenMod 7.1 on my Samsung Galaxy S i9000 and I have some problems now to get ADB on my Windows 7 64-bit computer to recognize the device. Currently, adb devices returns no ...
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Backup memos from Samsung Galaxy S and restore it on a Nexus 5

I just bought a Nexus 5 and I'm in the process of backing up and restore all the things I need from my old Galaxy S to my new Nexus 5. One of the thing I need the most is restoring the hundreds of ...
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Application stuck in “Installing…” stage in Market

I'm having the problem mentioned in the title on my Samsung Galaxy S. I updated the app Dock Simulator and for some reason it got stuck while installing. Now it shows the scrolling green bar in the ...
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Reenable Setting app on rooted Galaxy S 4G

I need to command my partially rooted Samsung Galaxy S 4G on KitKat 4.4.3, to simply re-enable the core app: settings.apk (a.k.a com.android.settings). After flashing a ROM, I found no settings UI ...
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In my Samsung Galaxy S under Settings - Status - Phone number is says 'unknown': Why?

Title says it all ( I think ), if I look under the 'Settings - Status - Phone number' on my Samsung Galaxy S mobile phone, it says 'unknown'. What does that mean ? Do I have to enter the number some ...
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need help with Samsung Galaxy S5 sm-g900d

I have a chinese galaxy S5 , and I live in Algeria, so I cant use 3G or google services so what can I do? is there a Custom ROM ,or an international firmware that I can install? PS: I only managed ...
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How to restart an Android device?

Is there a way to restart an Android device? Now I have to shut it down and manually turn it on again, but I'm looking for a solution where the whole process happens automatically. This might be ...
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Is it possible to change the button combination for recovery/download mode?

I had to press power + home + vol up/down, but my home button just stopped working. Is there any way to change the key combination? (I can go into recovery by using the reboot menu, but it would be ...
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Samsung Galaxy S stuck upgrading firmware. Should I unplug my phone? Should I keep on waiting?

I tried to upgrade my firmware on my Samsung Galaxy S using Kies The Firmware upgrade appears to have gotten stuck. Kies says Upgradeing firmware... Do not disconnect a mobile device from the PC ...
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Enable screen auto-rotate for specific applications but not globally? [duplicate]

So I'd like to enable screen auto-rotation for YouTube and Chrome, but not for other anything else. How do I do this? I use a Galaxy S5.
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Alerts and notifications playing through speaker with headphones plugged in

Alerts and notifications playing through speaker with headphones plugged in. How can I get the alerts to play through the headphones. Was working with SoundAbout before Lollipop update, now it's not ...
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Android 4.4 on Galaxy S I9000 stuck at boot with ART

I recently updated my Samsung Galaxy S-I9000 to Android 4.4 KitKat, It was successfully updated and KitKat worked fine until I decided to try using the ART RunTime instead of Dalvik. When I changed ...
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Pulling dbdata file with not rooted device

The screen of my Galaxy S is broken, so I can't see anything and the touchscreen doesn't work. After a while, I managed to get everything I needed from the /sdcard folder with adb. Now I have some ...
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Why can I not access the cyanogenmod zip on my sd card?

All right, I have fouled up my Galaxy S while trying to install Cyanogenmod after rooting with Odin. I now have the clockworkMod Recovery 2.5.1.0 and I am trying to select the cyanogen Update .zip ...
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Update from app store stuck on “downloading..”

There are three apps that needs an update on my device, I've got an always-on 3G connection and it's working (I can use whatever app I need), but when trying to download the update from the app store ...
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How to remove a “PIN BLOCKED”

Was trying to reset my PIN, but was locked out of my phone altogether with the message that the pin has been blocked. T-Mobile cannot unblock without a total reset which will cause data loss. Gmail ...
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How to re-enable the “Clear Defaults” option for applications?

I'm not able to change the default application for voice recording on my Samsung Galaxy S (running the factory installed Android 2.2). The current settings define the one that was provide with the ...
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How to delete an app that keeps the phone from successfully booting up?

I need to delete an app but I cannot access anything with out it restarting every 5 seconds (this is an infinite restarting process, so the device never fully powers up to become usable). How can that ...
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How do I set up proxy authentication for the entire system without rooting my phone?

I have the Samsung Galaxy S Advance running Android 2.3.6 I was able to set up the proxy server through Settings » Wireless and Network » WiFi Settings » (Options button) » Advanced. This works well ...
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How to root a samsung galaxy S3 lite(Samsung S6790)

How do I root a Samsung Galaxy S3 Lite(Samsung S6790). I have tried using towelroot v3 which returns This phone is currently unsupported and framaroot which also returns Your device seems not ...
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Is there any way to recover a flash memory that probably stopped working?

I have a Samsung galaxy s2 phone whose suddenly stopped working, I've changed battery and tried basically everything in order to make it work, nothing helped.. Is there any way to recover a flash ...
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Micro USB cables that only charge but no data, no mounting etc (Samsung Galaxy S)

Not all cables seem to be created equal but I've never got to the bottom of why so many (cheap) cables I try only charge - no data. Anyone know why? Certain pins not connecting? I do know that longer ...
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Samsung Galaxy S I9000

i have samsung galaxy S i9000..which in fact is for t-mobile (sgh t-959v). the contrast of the screen is to high really. 51% of battery drain is for the display. the brightnees i set it in lowest ...
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Battery getting very hot and draining unusually quickly on the S2, S3, and now the S4?

This is a pretty unusual problem, and I've encountered the question in various forums but never the answer. I've had this problem on and off since the Galaxy SII. What happens is I'll take the phone ...
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How do I sync only “My Contacts” from Google on Samsung Galaxy S?

Is there any way that I can limit my Galaxy S to only download & sync contacts from the google account that are in "My Contacts"? Right now, it downloads everything, in particular, contacts in the ...
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Changing default menu color for the Galaxy s5

I want to change the color of the menu(this greenish blue color) the color in the settings menu. I already rooted my device. Anything will help. Thanks
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How to disable startup and shutdown sound on Samsung Galaxy S?

Is there a way to disable the sounds on phone startup and shutdown? When I had JF3 firmware, there were no sounds, but now on JM1 the sounds are there :(
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Music only plays for a second and then ends?

When I successfully copy my music to my SD card, each song only plays for a second and then continues onto the next song. I was able to remedy this by copying each song over individually, but ...
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How to see Public Holidays via Google calendar on Samsung Galaxy S?

I have Galaxy S with Froyo. Use Google calendar a lot to share appointments with colleagues, and via PC can see a calendar called UK Holidays along with colleagues' calendars. However the calendar on ...
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will i lose my photos, voice recordings, videos and notes if i reset my samsung galaxy s1

If I reset my Samsung Galaxy S1 to factory reset mode will i lose my photos my voice recordings and my notes? Because i really need those, but its been so long since i've used this phone and i forgot ...
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My music player in my samsung galaxy s duos doesnt work properly.

My music player in my samsung galaxy s duos doesnt work properly. When you play a music, after the screen was locked it will eventually pause the music. It happened since i used the app, 'clean ...
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Does my galaxy s have a front facing camera or is it the just the light censor?

it doesn't have a self shot option. i got it from uscellular model number is SCH-I500
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How can I fix muffled sound on my Samsung Galaxy S?

I recently purchased a i9000 and the voice quality over the microphone is horrible. The sound is muffled. Person on the other side of the line cannot make out what I'm saying. Is there a fix?
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Retrica displays blue pixels instead of the captured image on Android 2.x

I installed Retrica on my Samsung Galaxy SL I9003, but when I opened it I could only see blue pixels instead of the image captured by my camera. I tried to change the parameters of the app, reboot my ...
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Help to restore ColorNote

I switched from SAMSUNG S4 to SAMSUNG S5. I backuped ColorNote to my GMAIL account. How can I restore the datas? There are 2 different files, which I sen back to my mail account to store the datas on ...
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Samsung Galaxy S shuts down automatically

I'm using Samsung Galaxy S i9003. I used it for 1 years. Recently when I want to start apps the phone automatically shuts down. The battery is fully charged. Anyone faced it before? I'm running ...
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Settings - Accessibility warning: “Downloaded accessibility application is required to activate” — What should I do?

If I choose the 'Settings - Accessibility' option on my Samsung Galaxy S, the following text is displayed: 'Downloaded accessibility application is required to activate'. I searched the Droid Market ...
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I forgot my tablet PIN [duplicate]

I'm trying to log-in to my tablet, which I haven't been on in about 2 months. I can't remember my PIN. It's not giving me a chance to log-in with my Google account, so I don't know what to do.
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How to download and INSTALL apps in the memory card? (and not the phone memory)

How to download and INSTALL apps in the SD memory card? (and not the phone memory known as Device Storage) Since when I download something on Aptoide it says that my memory is full. The fact is, my ...
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Installing CyanogenMod on Samsung Galaxy S

I have a Samsung Galaxy S and I tried to install CyanogenMod on it, but I messed up. Now when I try to boot up the phone it says "Samsung Galaxy S" and then "Samsung Galaxy S CynogenMod" – and repeats ...
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how to backup files from an encrypted SD card for upgrade

recently bought a new SD card and I want to transfer the files from my current one to the new card. However, the files on the current card are encrypted and I have no way to copy them. I need some way ...
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Set MP3 as ringtone on CyanogenMod 10

Without using a market app, how can I set a custom MP3 file as ringtone? I've tried placing the MP3 in media/audio/ringtones and variations (e.g. media/ringtones), but the MP3 does not show in ...
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Android Galaxy 1

Whenever my friends send me pictures from their iPhone it just says that it is downloading but it never loads. How do i fix it? I have already tried looking at other answers to see if they could help ...
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Screen smashed and need to delete/wipe/reset everything [duplicate]

My screen is smashed and the screen does not work at all on my Samsung Galaxy phone, so I was wondering how reset the phone (delete all the pictures mainly) by not using the way where you have to ...
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Default launcher broken, causing infinite loop of force closes

I've just installed a custom rom and restored my apps from Titanium. However, now the default Launcher app is broken and I can't get out of the infinite loop of force closing. I can't press menu or ...
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I flashed Samsung Galaxy S and now it won't start beyond logo screen

I was trying to install Cyanogenmod and after the step in which I went into download mode and moved mod to SD card and do "hermidal zimage" which opened up Hermidal in which everything was successful; ...
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Galaxy s GT-I9000 Network Not Registered in GSM or Auto Mode BUT Getting Registered on WDCMA Mode (After upgrade to Gingerbird 2.3.6)

I am experiencing a quite strange problem with my samsung galaxy S GT-I9000, (Current Firmware Gingerbread 2.3.6 JVU) Some months back, I got my Samsung S GT-I9000 (Original android Eclair 2.1) ...
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Galaxy S won't boot, stuck in recovery mode

My galaxy S was working good until about a month ago when it froze and needed to reboot. Now when it boots, a screen showing a mobile phone and a computer and an exclamation mark in the middle is ...
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Samsung Galaxy S I900 Bootloop in Recovery after flashing custom ROM

My friend gave me his old rooted Galaxy S running android 4.0.x (or 4.1.x probably) asking me to restore its official ROM on it. Context Downloaded and installed Odin Downloaded Galaxy S stock ...
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How can I take a photo when battery <20%?

How can I take photo when battery level is less than 20%? My Samsung Galaxy S always says "battery low" and then closes the camera application when I try to. Is there a way to get around this? Or is ...