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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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Fisheye effect for android camera

How can I get fisheye effect when taking a photo? I got a Galaxy S1.
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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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What can I do to save my Samsung Galaxy from a bootloop?

I have a relatively old phone that I would like to make some use of again. It's the GT-I9000, and it's currently stuck in a bootloop. I'd like to install CyanogenMod on it. I've already flashed it ...
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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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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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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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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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Galaxy S I9000 does not boot at all

My Samsung Galaxy S I9000 does not boot at all, the screen does not come, no vibration, no backlight on the soft buttons. It's as if it was dead. I reset the battery and hard reset. But nothing seems ...
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Can't boot phone or access recovery mode

I tried updating a custom ROM on my Samsung Galaxy S: Semaphore Version 9 (Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean). The update was successful except that it produced an error after completion saying the process ...
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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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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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com.phone.android keeps crashing immediatelly after factory reset

I am having the very-well known problem where com.android.phone keeps crashing all the time. I have done a factory reset and the problem had immediate effect just after the 1st reboot. So, we can ...
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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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Why is my Samsung Galaxy S still on Android 2.2.1?

I have tried by using samsung kies but it says there are no updates. i have even tried to update it within the phone (software update). Other people are on android 2.3 but i am still on 2.2.1 and it ...
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My Samsung galaxy s GTI9003 stuck in flight mode

I want to disable the airplane mode in order to return to normal state. After a long press on power button, I do have the "device options", however nothing happens when I press Airplane mode (airplane ...
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rooting an ZHTC EVO 4g and samsung epic s 4g

Can I root either device by sharing files between each other rather than using a pc?? Another words rooting phone to phone via file sharing or blue tooth??
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My phone galaxy GT-I9003 is stuck in flight mode and not able to detect Sim card.

I want to disable the airplane mode in order to return to normal state. After a long press on power button, I do have the "device options", however nothing happens when I press Airplane mode (airplane ...
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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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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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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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If I flash a custom recovery img, will I be able to boot the normal old system?

Can I flash a custom recovery (say, the one from Replicant with heimdall flash --kernel path/to/recovery.img, or ClockWorkMod) and then be able to boot the old system? Without reinstalling the main ...
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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 there a special boot mode to boot into a system with root access (on Galaxy S)?

What if the Samsung Galaxy S I've got has already been rooted?.. Is there perhaps a special boot mode which would boot into the system with root access? Or normally, a "rooted" device always boots ...
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Galaxy S I9000 doesn't 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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What will I lose if I reset my samsung Galaxy SI (GTi9000)?

I've had this phone for two years so all my photos are saved on the actual phone (not a micro SD card). I'm wondering if I reset it, will I lose all the photos saved on my phone? I'm not bothered ...
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Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830 can't receive incoming calls

After updating to version 2.3.7 of Android the device can't receive calls. Although it can call. The caller to my device is said to line was busy always, it happens from any kind of callers. Need to ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy S has become very slow

My phone recently has begun to become very slow. At certain times of the day, the phone will completely stop working and will have to be turned off by holding the power button. Sometimes, the lock ...
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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 My android device show less RAM and Slow at Jelly bean? [duplicate]

I bought a new Samsung galaxy S Advance(GT-i9070). It came with Gingerbread. It was actually a phone with 768 RAM. I clearly verified this with the shop when I bought it. Last day I upgraded my phone ...
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failure of sending multiple messages

I have a Samsung Galaxy S (GT-i9000), running Android 2.3.4. I cannot send a message that includes more than one page of SMS. The message sending fail if it includes more than 160 characters. I can ...
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Phone won't turn on after attempting to upgrade Galaxy S to ICS

I tried upgrading my Galaxy S to ICS like I did my Galaxy S2. I used the exact same steps. However, Odin froze and shut down. So, I unplugged the phone, powered off, and went to power back on in ...
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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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Galaxy S I9000 is showing a flickering screen after a troublesome boot

My galaxy is not rooted, but I tried installing original android package to this phone using odin. I have tried reseting, clearing cache, formating memory etc. Nothing works.
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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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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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Internet not working on my Samsung Galaxy S i9000

Recently, my Samsung Galaxy S i9000 will not let me go on FB, Twitter, or anything that requires Internet. It will also not let me download anything from the Market. Any ideas?
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Flashing Cyanogenmod9 - Kernel via Odin

EDIT: I think the question is more confusing than helpful. I leave it up simply because something else has been closed as a duplicate to this. My problem was finally solved by flashing a completely ...
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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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When I'm turning on my internet connection(3g) on galaxy S PLUS, it starts to screen shot itself

When I'm turning on my internet connection via 3G on Galaxy S+, it starts to screen shot itself - aproximately 8 times a minute. And this resulted in all my applications shutting down after 3 seconds. ...
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How can I remove the SIM lock from a Samsung Galaxy S?

I bought one from bell Canada, and I can't put in a SIM card from any other service provider. Does anyone know how to unlock this phone?
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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 ...
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SGS i9000 runing devil kernel JB gets keyboard error + play store error

so about 3 months ago i flashed my phone for the first time using devil kernel (im still a noob with this stuff) and one day writing a message I clicked the "speaker" (the one you get to speak to your ...
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Where can i download the original music and player app for Samsung i9000 to be used with Android 4.1.2?

On the i9000, I have updated the ROM to Android 4.1.2. I would like to re-install the original music player as well as the video player. How do I do this?
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SGS with CM10 says sdcard is full although there is plenty of space

I've been using CM10 on my SGS for almost a month now and yesterday the sdcard became full somehow although it isn't. I can't take photos or download files. The SD-card has plenty of space, in fact ...
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Windows 8 driver error with SGS

Got a new computer with Windows 8 64 bit, In the last day, I tried to connect my Samsung Galaxy S (GT-I9000) but get a driver error when I plug it in. I tried looking in the Samsung's web site forums, ...
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SGS running CyanogenMod 10 headphone volume cap

Is there a way to increase the max volume cap for SGS running CM10, please? Thank you.
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Sync problems with Samsung Galaxy I9000

I'm having the following issues: 'Market' not functioning ('A network error has occurred. Retry, or cancel...') Gmail not functioning ('No connection') Red triangle in top-left of screen = ...
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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 ...