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Soft brick after dunking phone in coffee

I (accidentally) dunked my Samsung Galaxy S S7562 in coffee. When I found it, it was swimming around in the coffee in my bag. It seemed to be working when I shut it down and took out the battery. I ...
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Enabling Flash Player to run in the background

On all the Android devices I've ever had, I've never seen one that could actually allow flash music streaming or YouTube to run in the background on a minimized window. For example, if you are on a ...
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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 galaxy s gt-19000 is not starting

I tried to install an OS update by updating it manually. After the installation, my phone got stuck on the Samsung logo. I visited a mobile repair shop. They told me that this repair may take 3 days....
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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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what is going on with my phone?

recently my phone has started installing invisible apps without my permission. I have three different security programs, and at random times they will pop up in the notification bar with " scanning ...
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Can “find my phone” still track my Samsung Galaxy S4 after factory reset?

Just lost my Samsung Galaxy S4 this weekend. If the thief has removed the SIM card and reset to factory mode, does the "find my phone" app still work or does it also get removed? Been trying to ...
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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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Will installing Cyanogenmod speed up my Galaxy S?

I recently purchased a used Samsung Galaxy S Captivate. While it seems fine for my purposes, it would be nice if it were just a bit faster, in terms of loading different pages more quickly. From what ...
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how do I access the SPDIF signal from my phone

my galaxy s has the option to have 5.1 surround enabled. what plug on my phone produces the digital audio signal to carry the 5.1 surround? is this option only available through bluetooth or can it be ...
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Is there an internet free radio app that can connect to bluetooth speakers

I have an old Samsung galaxy S1 that I would like to use an a radio transmitter and connect to my home entertainment system via bluetooth. To run the built in app you are required to have head phones ...
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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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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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Rooting a Samsung Galaxy S1

Once my HTC EVO 4G LTE was stolen, I had to switch back to my old Samsung Galaxy S. The phone still works fairly well for a fossil, but it's full of unremovable bloatware and Sprint crapplications. I ...
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Locked out of my Samsung Galaxy S Duos (forgot password) [duplicate]

I had set a security password on my Samsung Galaxy S Duos mobile and unfortunately forgot the unlock password. I tried hundred's of times to unlock my phone with many possible passwords but was ...
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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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How to recover my files from memo and mobilse note after format factory? [duplicate]

I have Samsung galaxy s plus i9001. i have format factory my phone recently but i had some important notes in memo and mobisle Note and i didn't backup them before formatting, is there a way to ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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Galaxy S plus does not see files on external SD

I bought a 32Gb external SD for my S plus and can upload video files from the PC to the card. They show up on windows explorer as uploaded, but I cannot access them from the phone. The /mnt/sdcard ...
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how come my android devices are not visible on my Mac?

I'm new to android development so apologies if this is a stupid question. I'm having trouble seeing my android devices in Eclipse. I've switched on USB debugging, configured them to connect as a ...
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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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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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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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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 GTI-9003 spontaneously reboots

My Samsung Galaxy S GTI-9003 spontaneously reboots itself with different time intervals. The boot cycle does not complete and freezes at Samsung Logo. When I take off the battery and switch it back ...
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“Low on space” message, but nothing appears full

GalaxyS (SGH-I897), running Android 4.0.4 Short problem description I keep getting "Low on Space: Phone storage space is getting low" error in my notifications bar, but neither the SD card nor the ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7" 2gb Android upgrade is it posable [duplicate]

I have a sch-i800 galaxy tab and I wouldlike to up grade the programing so I can use some of the newer programs out there is this posible? hardware version i800.0.4 firmware v 2.3.5 baseband v S:...
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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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Keypad not working very often

Phone: Samsung Galaxy S i9003 Android: 2.3.6 (Gingerbread) All of a sudden, the keypad stops working and after sometime it works just fine. When I try to type, I get the tapping sound. Letters pop-up,...
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Phone stuck on loading screen and recovery mode doesn't work

I have a Samsung Galaxy S1 with CyanogenMod, and I don't know what happened but when I turn on the phone it just stays on the loading screen, something like this: It's just a black screen with that ...
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Recommended resource for rooting not available. Where to download the rooting application from SAFELY?

The answer for this question recommends that I download SuperOneClick from shortfuse.org. However, shortfuse.org is down - the link is dead. I found SuperOneClick at a Cnet download page. However, my ...
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What is the default CPU Freq governor of the SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 GT-I9500 Octacore version?

I have been playing around with CPUFreq governors of the octacore version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and I forgot what was the default governor device was configured to operate at by Samsung?
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Galaxy S GT-I9000 cannot get into recovery boot screen or update to Jelly Bean

I was given this phone by a friend. I have already put in a Samsung unlock code and a reset code, but I want to update the software to Jelly Bean and I'm not sure how to do this. I cannot use Google ...
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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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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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Why does my Samsung galaxy blaze randomly shut off and won't reboot until it is plugged into the wall?

My galaxy blaze phone randomly shuts off (even though I have plenty of battery life left) while using it and then tries to reboot itself but never fully starts up. Therefore, it constantly keeps ...
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Cannot mount internal SD card in Semaphore CWM Recovery v5.0.2.7

I Installed CyanogenMod 10.1.2 in my Galaxy S I9000 using Semaphore CWM Recovery v5.0.2.7 following this guide: http://wiki.cyanogenmod.org/w/Install_CM_for_galaxysmtd Before flashing the new ROM I ...
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Reversing the order of notifications in the notification bar of a given app

I have a Galaxy S1 (I9000) running SlimRom (Android 4.2.2). The problem I have is the following: Assume someone sends me 3 messages in whatsapp (this is case important to me, but the problem is in ...
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How to install recovery and rom on blank Samsung i9000

I wanted to install CM on my Samsung Galaxy S, and while trying to enable ClockworkMod recovery, I somehow managed to partition it. Now the only thing that appears is the screen with the model number, ...
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Samsung Galaxy S phone USB device recognized by host VirtualBox OS but undefined in guest OS

My phone model is Samsung Galaxy S SGH-T959 When plugged in via USB cable, the phone is well recognized by Windows as below snapshot. But when I select the Samsung phone device from ...
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“Obtaining IP” problem while connecting to WiFi home network on Jelly Bean 4.1.2

I have recently brought a new Samsung mobile with android jelly bean. Till now it was working fine but after the update it is unable to connect to WiFi network and getting stuck at Obtaining IP. How ...
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Horizontal Layout issue in Samsung galaxy S

My phone is not working properly from last 2-3 days. Whenever I open any application (settings,task manager...) it directly opens in horizontal layout. And when I try to change this mode to portrait ...
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Cannot find packet data in Samsung Galaxy S

Where can I can find 'packet data' on my phone, and how can I use internet when I'm on the road?
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“system” reboots my device after I allow it to in SuperUser?

Today, a random SuperUser request from "system", with UID 1000, appear. I figured that it was nothing, so I accepted it. A couple of seconds later, my phone rebooted, or at least that's what I think ...