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Does Froyo fix Samsung Galaxy S I9000's GPS problem?

There have been reports that Samsung Galaxy S has problems with its GPS that render the GPS almost unusable. Does the Android 2.2 update fix that?
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How can I connect my Samsung Galaxy S to a television?

My Samsung Galaxy S has settings for TV-out, but I don't see anywhere to plug any cord from the phone to the TV. How can I connect it to my TV?
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Does Samsung Galaxy S Indian ROM (latest DDJP6) has Bengali support?

I've read in several forums that Indian version of Samsung Galaxy S (I9000) supports Hindi language. Some of them mentioned it should support Bengali/Bangla also. Can anyone here confirm that- 1) ...
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Is it possible to improve the following GUI in Samsung Galaxy S

I was wondering, is it possible for me to perform modification for the following GUI in Samsung Galaxy S? What software I should use to do so? (I use a white rectangle to highlight them) 1) Possible ...
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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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Galaxy S keeps accidentally taking screenshot

Galaxy S on 2.2 supports taking screenshots by holding the back button and tapping the home button simultaneously. However I find my phone occasionally doing it when I only tap the back or only the ...
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How can I set my volume to be beyond 15 on my samsung galaxy S? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I make my Samsung Galaxy Nexus volume go louder than what stock allows? The volume on my media music player sounds very low on my headphones. Wondering if anyone ...
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Is Samsung Galaxy S II rear camera Gorilla Glass too?

is Samsung Galaxy S II rear camera Gorilla Glass too? It sticks out a little above the case, so I would like to know if it's durable enough not to need to buy special case which, obviously, makes the ...
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My alarm didn't go off this morning!

I set an alarm up and I can see the alarm symbol at the top in the notification bar. However, the alarm didn't go off this morning! Thankfully I'm still in the crossover where my old phone is still in ...
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Why won't Kies let me tried to update to Froyo again after a failed upgrade attempt?

Yesterday I connected my i9000 to Kies which showed a message about the Froyo upgrade. I clicked on Firmware Upgrade, it started with an progress bar, and when it got to 100% it tried to reconnect to ...
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are there any lag fixes for Samsung Galaxy S that don't require rooting the phone?

It seems like the Samsung Galaxy S is notorious for its occasional lag. Various lag fixes are out, but most of them require me to root my phone. I am reluctant to void the warranty on my phone, so ...
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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 ...
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Samsung Galaxy S in boot loop after following cyanogen mod's full update guide

I have been following this guide to root my Samsung Galaxy S smartphone. I've followed it to the letter, but after I load the new kernel to the phone, the phone gets stuck in a boot loop. The phone ...
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Does Samsung Galaxy S keep GPS location in camera taken photo metadata?

Does anyone know if Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000's camera taken photos keep information about GPS location from when they were taken? Thank you
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Notification snoozes alarm?

Found a pretty interesting feature/bug from the combination of K-9 Mail and the stock Alarm app on my Galaxy S (rooted + Darky's Rom 10.2, 2.3.4). This morning, just as the alarm started to ring, I ...
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Can only access 2.2GB of internal storage from Windows

Anyone have any thoughts about this: It seems to me that when the phone's internal storage is mounted using the Mass Storage mode, Windows only sees the first 2.2GB of space. If I try to format it ...
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how to watch DVDs on my Captivate

I would like to rip and watch a DVD on my new Samsung Galaxy S (Captivate variety) handset. Sometimes I get a goofy sci-fi on Netflix that I would like to watch but the wife wouldn't bother. So I ...
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SMS thread message total doesn't increase past 201

I have a Samsung Galaxy S running firmware version 2.2 with pretty much the default configuration it came with from the shop. On it, the (Unread/All) counter with one of my contacts has been stuck at (...
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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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Can I disable geotagging and delete prior geotag information in photos?

My phone is a rooted Samsung Captivate (Galaxy S) running a 2.2.1-based ROM. Another question touched on this, but I want to do 2 things Be able to take pictures that are not geotagged. According ...
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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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Display On when plugged in

Is there a way to keep the display "ON" whilst the device is plugged in? I am running Android 2.2 Froyo on Samsung Galaxy S.
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No internet connection after sleep although Wi-Fi connected and working well, Android Samsung Galaxy S I9000

Problem: No internet connection after 1+ minutes of sleep. Wi-Fi is still connected, i have IP assigned through DHCP, i can browse shared folders on PC in network. It looks similar as if i didn't ...
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SGS doesn't go to download, recovery mode nor does it connect via USB after installing a battery MOD

I installed some app called "Galaxy s battery icon mod 2" on my rooted Samsung Galaxy S (with a lagfix OCLF), it required rebooting my handset. Then, it didn't boot up, my handset entered an infinite ...
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Samsung Galaxy 7" (GT-P6210) USB debugging is not detecting in Linux?

I am using ubuntu Linux 10.04 Pc in that my Samsung Galaxy 7" (GT-P6210) homeycomb 3.2 is not detecting for development its showing in eclipse as DeviceMonitor] Failed to start monitoring ????????????...
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Odin not allowing firmware to be flashed

I'm following the instructions here to try and upgrade the firmware to I9000XWJS8: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=846913 As soon as I hit start it does nothing, as you can see in ...
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Why do Samsung Apps not support the Galaxy S?

Why is the Samsung Galaxy S i9000 not supported by Kies or Google, I have tried to download apps from the Samsung apps list but I get a warning that the Galaxy is not supported by Kies or Google.
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Galaxy S3 cell standby is eating my battery

My battery on my new S3 seems to be being eaten up by the cell standby using more than 50%. I appear to get a decent signal on the phone. Does anyone have any idea why this figure would be so high?
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Is it possible to temporarily disable the screen timeout?

Often, during updates/downloads or backup operations I would like to temporarily disable the screen time ( found under the 'menu - settings - Display - Screen timeout' ) without having to navigate to ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy S having internal sd card problems

I have Samsung Galaxy SLCD having android 2.2.1 which is around one and half year old. Around one month back my it started showing message in notification bar 'internal sd card removed unexpectedly' ...
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rooting Samsung captivate with the new gingerbread release

I just got a message from my cell provider that the official Gingerbread release is out for the Samsung Captivate. I recently rooted my phone so I could install non market apps. Will I have to un root ...
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stock sms client creates multiple threads for the same number

Running the default android SMS application, multiple threads get created for the same number. This is how it started: I was visiting a foreign country, I got a legit sms from the service provider (...
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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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Can I install Darky ROM using CWM even if I'm not coming from a previous Darky ROM?

I want to install Darky ROM to replace my stock Gingerbread phone. Can I do this without Odin, using CWM, or will that only work if I have a previous version of Darky?
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Stop from Samsung Galaxy S4 turning on when receiving text message

Summary: Is there a way to stop the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen from turning on when receiving text messages (without disabling the notification light)? Details: I've got a Samsung Galaxy S4 on Verizon....
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Sudden loss of contacts on my Samsung Galaxy S - running Gingerbread

I have recently experienced that all my phone contacts suddenly disappeared from my internal phone memory. I could still see the 2 contacts that were on my SIM-card, and I have no contacts on my ...
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Does assisted GPS fix Samsung Galaxy S's GPS problems? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Froyo fix Samsung Galaxy S I9000's GPS problem? the GPS on Samsung Galaxy S is said to be somewhat broken. Is this true even when using assisted GPS?
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My Samsung Galaxy S doesn't recognize when it is plugged in to USB

When I plug in my Samsung Galaxy S (Model SAMSUNG-SGH-I897, Firmware 2.2, Kernel 2.6.32.9, Build FROYO.UCKB2) to a computer, it starts charging, but does not recognize the USB connection for data. I ...
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How can I diagnose this problem: Can't flash ROM to my Samsung Fascinate

When I boot into recovery all the text moves so fast I can't read what's happening, then it just boots normally without the new ROM. Is there any log I can review to find out what is happening? Here'...
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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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Which modem firmware for Samsung Galaxy S (GT-I9000) works best with the mobile networks in Russia?

Trying to use a Samsung Galaxy S device coming from China or Korea in Russia lead to the observation that the quality of the connection to the mobile network is much worse than on Samsung Galaxy S we ...
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Is the Voodoo lagfix compatible with Darky's ROM?

My SGS has awful lag, and I'm considering my steps. The first step I want to do is install Voodoo, because I'm under the impression that it's relatively easy and will not require my to reinstall ...
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My SIM is not recognized after installing Cyanogenmod; what should I do? [closed]

I've got a Samsung Galaxy S (I9000) which I purchased from the Spanish operator Movistar around two years ago. I have spent most of the day trying to flash it with cyanogenmod 7. TL;DR: Installing ...
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Failed to root Galaxy S (Fascinate) after three methods

I have tried three methods for rooting my previous Android device, running 2.3.5 (Gingerbread). It's a Verizon Samsung Galaxy s (Fascinate - SCH-I500). I have all the drivers installed for the device ...
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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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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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Video calling options

I don't see full support for video calling in my Samsung galaxy S. I am not able to set a direct shortcut for video calling. Not able to disable self image when video calling so that able to see ...
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Galaxy S and Skype - Why am I getting an “Insufficient memory” error?

Galaxy S running 2.2. try to install SKYPE but get the error - "insufficient memory" when there is loads on the phone and i can install any other app quite normally. Any help appreciated.
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Will installing the Voodoo lagfix clear all my settings?

I want to install the Voodoo lagfix on my SGS with Froyo. Will this wipe my settings, or can I install it without worrying about it?