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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Windows cannot detect the Galaxy S I9000 when connected through USB

When I connect my Galaxy SI900 with the PC, I get the message, "A USB device connected cannot be recognised". I reinstalled drivers on the PC and it resintalled Kies. Thses didn't resolve the problem. ...
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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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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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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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How to fix internal sd mounting error?

I have a T-Mobile Vibrant i9000 SGH-T959 variant phone, phone suddenly stops working error message: movinand open fail E:Can't mount /dev/block/mmcblk0p1 (or /dev/block/mmcblk0) (No such ...
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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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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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“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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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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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 ...