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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Samsung Galaxy I9000 not detected by Odin in download mode

Samsung Galaxy GT-i9000 not detected by Odin in download mode. I have Windows Vista and Kies is also installed on the P.C
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Samsung Galaxy S disconnected during Kies firmware download

The phone will not work at all now and only shows an icon depicting the phone and a pc connected with an exclamation in the middle. I have taken out the battery etc but to no avail. The PC now doesn't ...
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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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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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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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What does the 'Failed to move application. Not enough memory' error mean when choosing 'Move to SD card'?

When I choose 'Settings - Applications - Manage applications' , and a 'Move to SD card' I get the 'Failed to move application. Not enough memory' error. Anyone know why ? I am running Froyo 2.2 on a ...
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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 ...
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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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Jelly bean upgrading Problems

My new Samsung Galaxy Advance S is running with android Gingerbread. I am thinking to upgrade it to Jelly Bean. I am very new to Android devices. I have following basic questions Are there any ...
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Samsung Galaxy S stuck at bootloop

I've bricked my old Galaxy S (GT-I9000) into a bootloop. Trying to fix that, I've uploaded Semaphore's ClockworkMod Recovery to my device successfully via Linux. However, when I press ...
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Internal SD periodically becomes inaccessible

I'm having an issue with my Samsung Galaxy S. My phone has trouble reading my internal SD card. When the problem occurs, I cannot take pictures, or even access the "My Files" folder. When I check the ...
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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 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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GT-I9000G - updated to ICS, charging using USB - error sim card not detected and unable to detect USB drive

I just updated my phone to ICS, using samsung galaxy GT-I900G, now whenever I charge my phone using USB, there is a circle icon and the network connection is lost. My machine does not recognize my ...
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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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Can I unroot my phone

My GPS is broken, and I want to replace it or have it repaired. Is there a way to unroot a samsung galaxy s 4G t-mobile back to the factory conditions?
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“Battery use” information screen not reporting apps

I've got a Samsung Galaxy S (international version) that I've just upgraded to Android 2.2 (Froyo) and now the battery usage page in settings (Settings => About phone => Battery use) only ever reports ...
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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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Why does Odin say FAIL and how do I fix it?

I looked at this guide and have tried the steps, but when it comes to step 13 it always fails: Now, hit the START button to begin the flashing process. When it finishes, your phone will ...
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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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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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How to mount disks of a Samsung Galaxy in a Linux System (connected with a USB cable)?

I have connected a Samsung Galaxy S i9000 to a Linux machine over the USB cable. How can I access the disks of the galaxy from the linux machine through this cable (and not through wireless or by ...
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Is there any way to sync my Outlook calendar to my Samsung Galaxy S without Kies?

I am trying to sync my Outlook 2010 calendar to Samsung Galaxy S using Kies. For some reason, it doesn't sync. Kies has a nasty habit of hanging, so I would really like to use something else, if ...
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Can you read a USB flash drive from an Android phone?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S (i9000) with Android 2.1. I am wondering if it can read a USB flash drive. It will be really useful to copy files across USB drives so you don't have to carry laptops ...
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How to install Cynogenmod on a Galaxy S w/ Android 2.1

I got a Galaxy S today. It shows a "Firmware version 2.1-update1", which I suppose is Android 2.1.1. I want to install an up-to-date Android version on it, so I thought I'd turn to Cyanogenmod. I have ...
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Why does my power button take screenshots?

I haven't installed any screenshot applications, in fact my phone was recently wiped when upgrading to gingerbread. I have Gingerbread 2.3.4 and I use the GoLauncher homescreen. Samsung Mesmerize from ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy S: phone won't send or receive calls and text messages

I own a rooted Samsung Galaxy S, running 2.2 Froyo. My service provider is AT&T. Every so often, around about once a week to once a month, my phone will unexpectedly, without warning, enter a ...