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Why doesn't my Samsung Galaxy S communicate via USB?

I discovered today that I cannot connect my PC with Samsung GT-I9000 any more: when I plug in the microUSB cable, nothing happens other than that the phone starts to charge. Earlier I got to see ...
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using my android fone via internet can i make a call from my laptop and talk at laptop [duplicate]

i want to make call, from my samsung s5 that is at my home, using my laptop. I saw an app that can do that but it uses bluetooth or wifi but i want to use my android phone from my office laptop to ...
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I can't send a picture attachment together with a text message any more ( Samsung Galaxy S). Any idea why?

I tried to send a text message - attaching a photo already on my phone ( the first time ) and attaching a picture taken at time of send ( the second time ). However, when I try to send this text ...
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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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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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“MTP USB Device” driver error (screenshot) when connecting my Galaxy S to my PC in Kies mode — How can I resolve this problem?

I always got this error when trying to connect my Galaxy S to my PC in Kies mode. I can connect it as "Mass storage" with no problem. But I need to connect with Kies mode to get 2.2 (froyo), but I ...
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How can I see the browsing history and bookmarks in the stock browser?

I have an SGS with Froyo. I can't seem to find the browsing history in the stock browser. I'm also only able to access bookmarks (or favorites, or shortcuts) from inside the browser. How can they ...
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1answer
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What is “Cell signal with small house and 2 blinking bars” system icon? [duplicate]

I'm using Samsung Galaxy S5. There is an icon which looks like a house with 2 waves in the notification bar, in between (and slightly above) the 4G and mobile signal strength icons. Here's the ...
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Galaxy s6 setup frozen after hard reset

I hard reset my Galaxy S6, which went perfectly normal. Then after boot-up into the setup wizard, it got to: Software Update Checking for updates From there, it's been "Checking for updates" for ...
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Samsung Galaxy S problem :WiFi doesn't reconnect with SSID broadcast disabled

Hi I have a problem with my Wifi connection. My Samsung Galaxy S does not connect to my Linksys wrt54g router after I'm disabling the SSID broadcast. The connection is automatically returned when I ...
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Galaxy S not responsive after an aborted firmware update

I just bought this Samsung Galaxy S, installed the Kies software, then it automatically downloaded an update for my phone. I plugged in my phone and it began the update. After a few seconds the ...
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How can I prevent my Wi-Fi connection from glitching?

Occassionally my Wi-Fi goes into this weird state where the phone "thinks" I'm connected, but the connection simply doesn't work. Apps still seem to think I have connectivity, though they can't ...
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ROM flashing using Odin on Galaxy S4 interrupted. Odin is still running. Is there anything I can do?

I was re-flashing the firmware on a Samsung Galaxy S4 using Odin, and the USB cable was bumped, which made the update fail. I reconnected and attempted to flash again by clicking the Start button. It ...
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Samsung S5 screen turning on and off when plugged in to charge

I have a Samsung S5 & when I plug the phone in to charge every few seconds my screen lights up then turns off. If I have my sound on it play a notification every-time the screen turns on and off. ...
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samsung gt i9000 does not start

I flashed my Samsung Galaxy S with 4.1.1 through Odin. But I didn't like it, so I wanted to restore it to Android 2.3 -- and and while restoring it, my computer suddenly restarted and my mobile phone ...
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Disable force close vibrations

I am developing some applications for Android and I'm getting some errors and force closes. This is rather annoying, although not as much as annoying as the loud vibrations the phone does (a long ...
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Notification Filters for Stock Android Email App?

I work for a company and have a company Android device. The only way I can access the corporate Exchange email is via the stock Android Email application (i.e. Not Gmail, Outlook, etc.). When someone ...
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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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Copy Samsung 3 Contacts to my computer or flash drive?

Using windows 7, Samsung galaxy 3 phone contacts do not show on the list. How do i copy all my contacts from my phone to my computer or flash drive?
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Can I flash a kernel without flashing a ROM?

Does flashing a new kernel require flashing a new ROM? Will flashing a new kernel wipe the data? Because if so, I might as well flash a new ROM. How can I see which kernels are compatible with ...
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Google App and Google Play Services force close - SecurityException

My friend's Samsung Galaxy S phone (with CM11) has been recently having an issue, where Google Play Services has been randomly crashing with this message in the logcat: java.lang.SecurityException: ...
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S Memo home screen shortcut

How can I add a S Memo note as a home screen shortcut? When I first got my Samsung Galaxy S3 there was a shortcut which I deleted.This was not a shortcut for the app but for a saved note.Now I can't ...
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samsung galaxy s duos s7562 update is not installing

I have Samsung Galaxy S Duos S7562 and recently received a notification about Software Update so that i proceed to install but update is not installing my mobile. I tried using Kies also and getting ...
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hw to solve when insufficient space massage arrives while downloading

Though I removed some apps such there is sufficient space for this the app I'm trying to download still its showing there is insufficient space . what can I do now to solve this?
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Connect phone to PC

Am using samsung galaxy s GT - I9003. I have a broken display so that my touch wont work. I have to take backup of Internal storage. I tried to connect via USB. But i need to press Connect to PC ...
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How to disable battery full notification sound?

When battery has been charged full, my Galaxy S phone gives the same notification sound that is used when I receive SMS. Is there a way to disable the sound without also disabling sound from SMS? It ...
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How can I change the default currency key on Swype keyboard?

In Swype Settings I have the language set to "UK English" yet for some reason when I'm typing the currency symbol (long-press on s) is a dollar sign ($) not a pound sign (£), if I press SYM the dollar ...
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2answers
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Why is Samsung Galaxy S (Captivate) USB not supported in my Honda Pilot?

Any thoughts on how to resolve the "USB not supported" error my vehicle (Honda Pilot) displays when I connect the phone (Galaxy S Captivate) via the USB jack? Thanks in advance!
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How Do I navigate using Waze using a voice assistant app (Google Now/AI Assistant)?

Samsung S5, fully up to date. All defaults have been cleared for Google Search, Waze, and Google Maps. However if you speak "Ok Google", "Take me home" then tap to navigate, it will ONLY open Google ...
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Samsung Galaxy-s blocks the app to install after download

Why I can not install the app after download on galaxy s, if the app is not from the play store it blocks the app to install. I know there is an option on new models of galaxy, if it blocks your app ...
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My Samsumg s2 locked. How can I enble the USB debugging?

My phone is locked (I forgot the PIN number). I want to back up my files. So I need to enable the USB debugging.
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How to reboot an android device without using power button?

Unfortunately, the power button doesn't work and I'm not able to power off the device. The only way, is physically pull out the battery, but if I'll do so, I wont be able to power it on again. The ...
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Transfer contacts from android to google contacts

I have a Google account, and my android is a Galaxy S. I want to transfer all my contacts from my cellphone into Google contacts. If you use the phones syncing option by default, it is a one way sync ...
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Galaxy 6 is deleting my incoming texts randomly before I finish reading them

Galaxy 6 is deleting my incoming texts randomly before I finish reading them. It's approx. 3 weeks old and just started doing this about a week ago. Please help and Thanks!
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Have to turn on-off mobile data every now and then so that mobile data works!

phone: Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 (gt-s7272) (rooted) From the moment that I have bought my phone the speed of internet via mobile data is so weak; other phones in the same location as mine can use the ...
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Galaxy S1 won't read SIM card

I switched my SIM card to the Galaxy S1 it reads it but under my network it says "unknown" so i can't send/ receive messages or calls why?
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Bootloop Galaxy S2 GT-I 9100

My phone( Galaxy S2 GT-I 9100) is in bootloop . I have installed cwm v6.0.3.6 and I have done wipe cache and wipe dalvik , after that I have installed cm10 but the problem doesnt fixed . So how can I ...
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Cannot boot into recovery (Samsung Galaxy S)

My GT-I9000 device recently got stuck in a bootloop, and now I'm trying to put CyanogenMod on it, hoping that this would fix the situation. I can use Heimdall to install the ClockworkMod Recovery on ...
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After Factory Reset, how do you unlock phone when it is not connected to wifi?

I can't use my Samsung i9000 (Galaxy S1) for a number of years because I tried the screen lock incorrectly too many times. I no longer get that option, it just says "Too many pattern attempts" and ...
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Unable to attach picture to text message

I can no longer attach a picture to my text messages. It used to work, now when I try to do it, it says I have to sign into Samsung Link first. What to do? Android Version 4.4.2
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Battery charging however phone not turning on, after being in a puddle

A while ago I dropped my Samsung Galaxy S in a puddle, the phone came apart (the battery & back cover came off). I quickly wiped the parts and put them in my pocket (without turning it on), when I ...
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Galaxy S GT-I9000 is slow

My GT-I9000 takes ages to come "alive" after powering up. It has been slow for a while, but now it has gotten even slower, anything up to 10 minutes sometimes. When it activates, everything works ...
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Upgrading a Samsung S GT-I9000 (to anything >2.1)

I'm new to Android, but my sister recently got a second-hand Galaxy S GT-I9000. It runs on 2.1, which means that it does not have Google Play. Apparently 2.2 does, and the device seems to be able to ...
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Can i use Samsung Galaxy Sm-T210R as phone?

I have Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 SM-T210R purchased in US. In India it is marketed as Neo 3 with voice calling facility. Is it possible to modify SM-T210R as Neo 3 and use it for GSM sim based voice ...
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How to flash a custom recovery with heimdall (without touching the main system)?

The first recommended step in the installation of CyanogenMod on Samsung Galaxy S is flashing a custom recovery like ClockworkMod or the one from Replicant with a command like: heimdall flash ...
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minimum in call volume on lg g2 and samsung s4 too high using headphones

I have tried the Apple and Klipsch earbuds with LG G2 and Samsung S4, however, both phones have a minimum in-call volume that is still excessively loud for me. What are some possible solutions? This ...
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How does Samsung S-View Flip Cover work?

How does the S-View Flip Cover work? I know some apps that use the proximity sensor to check this and turn on and turn off the screen. S-View Flip Cover does not require any softwares, so how does it ...
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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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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 ...