The Samsung Galaxy S (GT-I9000) is classified as a high-end smartphone at the time of its launch. Variants include Epic 4G, Vibrant, Captivate, and Fascinate. Add a device tag only if your question is genuinely specific to your make and model!

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I have lost All my contact on Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000

Yesterday I have lost all the contacts on my GT-I9000. The device was left alone for 5 minutes & when I checked it again for some work, I found that the contact numbers had been lost & I am ...
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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 ...
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I don't know what my credential storage password is. Can anybody help?

I want to change the VPN on my Samsung Galaxy S but it keeps asking me for my credential storage password. Does anybody know how I get this?
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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 ...
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Galaxy S GT-I9000: how to fix boot to recovery with Volume up+Power?

I have Samsung Galaxy S (GT-I9000) and I've installed Cyanogenmod 10 M2. I can reboot into recovery from Cyanogenmod (Hold Power button, select Reboot and Recovery). However, I cannot boot directly to ...
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Missing edit icon on Galaxy S launcher

I am trying to change the 4 icons that are along the bottom of the screen on my Samsung Galaxy S. All the answers I have looked at say 'press menu and then select edit', but I don't have an edit ...
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Samsung GT-i9000 not detect USB connectivity in Windows 8

I bought a new windows 8 laptop and tried to install the phone driver to recognize it, but can't succeed: I installed and restared the Samsung driver package and restared my computer, I also tried to ...
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I saw the 'z4root' application on the Droid market just now. Is it safe to use on my Samsung Galaxy S?

Anybody used the Z4ROOT program to root/unroot his device ? Can I use it on my Samsung Galaxy S phone ? Is it a real root / unroot process ? I am a developer myself and know how much damage you can ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy S, Front facing camera is not an option

First off, I'm very very new to this. How do I activate my front facing camera in my Galaxy S? It's up to date on software according to the US Cellular store, I brought it in for an update not long ...
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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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Can I run Samsung apps (app market from Samsung) without a SIM and mobile connection?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S with Android 2.2. I have read that now there is a "Kies" app available from Samsung which would allow to upgrade the OS on the phone without connecting it with the USB cable ...
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Why does my Samsung GT-i9000 not detect USB connectivity (not a driver problem)?

I have made several searches across many boards but failed at finding a solution for my problem yet, even though it's been reported by some. My phone was working fine for about a month, I was using ...
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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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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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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 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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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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My SGS cell headphone's button doesn't work, what should I do?

My wired headphones, the ones supplied by samsung with the Galaxy S, button doesn't answer calls, open music player, play a track, or even pause tracks. But when I downloaded the trial version of ...
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Why can't apps connect to the internet?

Running on both WiFi and mobile connection, the browser can connect to the internet ok but apps can not connect. What can cause this? Samsung Galaxy S
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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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Manually updating samsung home app

I have a rooted Samsung Galaxy Y phone. I couldn't help notice that the Samsung Home app in my mobile phone misses a lot of features in comparison to that in more expensive models of Samsung phones. ...
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I can not reboot my Glaxy s 9000

I was running CynogenMod 10 successfully on my Galaxy S 9000 till I got an update message which I unfortunately applied. It seems it could not get access to my apps installed to sdcard. Unfortunately, ...
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Record phone calls [closed]

Is there a way to record phone calls? I tried some apps that appeared to work but it seems these only record thru the mic, ideally it should work with headset and earphones too but it doesn't and the ...
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Can we upgrade AT&T SAMSUNG-SGH-I897 Galaxy S to Android 4.1? [duplicate]

I have the AT&T Samsung Android Mobile with 2.3.5 OS and it's model no is SGH-I897. Now I want to upgrade my mobile os to lates 4.1 or 4.2, So can any body help me how to do that. Thanks in ...
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Can't update Cyanogenmod on AT&T Galaxy S III

I updated to Cyanogenmod 10.1 RC 2 and can't update beyond it. When I try to update to RC5, I get: assert failed: getprop("ro.bootloader") not matching "I747UCDLK3" or "I747MVLDLK4" or "I747MUMBLK3" ...
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Bind one directory to another

I would like to bind one directory to another in order to extend the storage capacity of the first directory. In linux you can execute: mount --bind /path/to/directory1 /path/to/directory2 ...
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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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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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Unable to boot Galaxy S - only see a picture of phone -> “triangle with an exclamation point” -> computer

I just bought a Galaxy S phone for my son last month. He was trying to download Clockworkmod firmware and probably loaded the wrong version. It initially was in a boot loop. After I took it to the ...
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Unable to upgrade firmware from Samsung GT-I9000

When I try to upgrade the firmware of a Samsung Galaxy S using Samsung Kies, it tells me "initialization not supported". Therefore I'm stuck with the original firmware. Here's the details: phone: ...
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data packet automatically activated on gingerbread 2.3.6

I just upgraded my samsung galaxy SL to gingerbread 2.3.6 After that, everytime my data packet is automatically activated all the time. I switch off my mobile network data and lock my phone, and then ...
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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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Galaxy S I-9000 v2.2 contacts disappeared and home screen blank

Yesterday, I picked up my phone and saw that the screen was black and unresponsive, also the lights on the two soft keys in the bottom were lit up. I tried tapping those keys and also the lock key but ...
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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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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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How to reboot an android device?

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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I lost all my contacts on Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000

Yesterday I lost all the contacts on my GT-I9000. Nothing strange happened, there was no warning, suddenly they were just.. gone. This is the second time this happens. Is there any method to get the ...
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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 ...
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Samsung Galaxy S GT-i9000 - MicroSD Card not recognized

My Samsung Galaxy S GT-i9000 rebooted unexpectedly and when it came back up all my app symbols showed a grayed out android image with SD written in the bottom right corner. All my music was gone too. ...
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Android phone cannot press any buttons after boot

My Samsung Galaxy S 4G seems to be bricked. I must have done something horribly wrong to get it to be in this state. Sometimes, it hangs on the Samsung screen when booting up. Other times, it is ...
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A better way to take screenshot in Galaxy S 2.2?

In Galaxy S with Froyo installed, you can take a screenshot of your phone by holding the back button and tapping the home button. However, this involves the back key, and a lot of application close ...
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copying music, pictures and movies from a galaxy s 4g to the pc

My daughter would like to copy (not transfer) her songs, pictures and a movie she has on her Galaxy S 4 G cell phone over to our PC. How can she do this?
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Do I need Android SDK to connect my phone in USB debug mode?

I'm following the steps provided here to root my Samsung Captivate (Galaxy-S). I install the USB drivers in the link provided. Whenever I connect my phone, I get the error There was a problem ...
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Will my phone will get locked after upgrading to Jelly Bean? [duplicate]

My phone is Docomo Samsung Galaxy S2. The default network is Docomo but I unlocked it by giving it to a shop I want to upgrade it to Jelly Bean will it be lock again? How can I upgrade it ?
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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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Fisheye effect for android camera

How can I get fisheye effect when taking a photo? I got a Galaxy S1.
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How can I fix the GPS on my Samsung Galaxy S?

As has been well documented, the Galaxy S phones have terrible GPS functionality. It works for a minority, but it is slow/inaccurate for some and for others it just doesn't work at all. How can I ...