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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How can I diagnose this problem: Can't flash ROM to my Samsung Fascinate

When I boot into recovery all the text moves so fast I can't read what's happening, then it just boots normally without the new ROM. Is there any log I can review to find out what is happening? ...
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Galaxy S3 cell standby is eating my battery

My battery on my new S3 seems to be being eaten up by the cell standby using more than 50%. I appear to get a decent signal on the phone. Does anyone have any idea why this figure would be so high?
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My alarm didn't go off this morning!

I set an alarm up and I can see the alarm symbol at the top in the notification bar. However, the alarm didn't go off this morning! Thankfully I'm still in the crossover where my old phone is still in ...
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What is my phone doing when the boot takes a long time?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S with stock Android 2.3.3 (with carrier modifications, regretfully). Usually, when I reboot the phone, it shows the boot animation for a few seconds, then goes to the lock ...
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How do I find out why my phone is locking up?

My Samsung Captivate (Galaxy S series) locks up about once per day, where the screen is frozen and it doesn't respond to any type of input. There's no pattern concerning what app I'm running at the ...
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Why is my Galaxy S stuck on downloading 'do not turn off target'?

I was updating the firmware on kies for my galaxy s and it got half way through and then said error and is no frozen on the downloading 'do not turn off' screen, I have taken out the battery and put ...
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How do I reboot Samsung Galaxy S when it locks up? Is pulling battery bad?

My Samsung Galaxy S (Captivate) occasionally locks up, so that the screen freezes and it doesn't respond to any user input. I also cannot hold the power button down to bring up the menu to Reboot, ...
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Samsung galaxy S freezes while upgrading to gingerbread and doesn't want to turn on?

and the pc doesn't even recognise it (i've tried the volume and power buttoms but sure it didn't work because the phone didn't turn on) when i connect it to pc using kies it gives me a black screen on ...
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What is my phone doing at 1 o'clock in the morning?

I have recently installed JuiceDefender (JD) and along with it JuicePlotter (JP). JP gives me a nice graph about my energy consumption over time. I noticed that around 1 A.M. my phone uses up more ...
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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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Stolen phone: is changing your GMail password enough?

My Galaxy phone got stolen today. Of course I blocked my SIM card and changed my password for GMail (and went to the police) but is this enough? Could the person that stole my phone still log in to ...
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I messed up a Firmware update

I just bought this Samsung Galaxy S, installed the Kies software, then it automatically downloaded an update for my phone. I plugged in my phone and it began the update, after a few seconds the ...
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Galaxy S GT I9003 stuck in flight mode and no sim card detection

My phone galaxy GT-I9003 is stuck in flight mode and not able to detect Sim card. I tried factory reset and went to service center. Service center guys upgraded software but still stuck in flight ...
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Error message when upgrading Galaxy S to Froyo

So I finaly got a copy of Windows and installed VMWare on OS X After fidling with driver issues etc. etc. I got the Kies software to recognize the Gallaxy S After Kies had downloaded the upgrade ...
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Galaxy S and Skype - Why am I getting an “Insufficient memory” error?

Galaxy S running 2.2. try to install SKYPE but get the error - "insufficient memory" when there is loads on the phone and i can install any other app quite normally. Any help appreciated.
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How to hard reset of a Samsung Galaxy GT-I9000 which I cannot put in recovery mode?

I don't have much hope. Here is what's happening Galaxy S GT-I9000 keeps crashing at startup : com.sec.android.provider.logprovider crashes and other ones android.process.acore So I cannot reach ...
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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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Need a car-friendly way to listen to music?

Here is specifically what I'm looking for. 1) I would like the ability to use gesture/swipe controls to skip tracks. This is much easier than finding a button on a touchscreen to change tracks. ...
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Symlink: operation not permitted

After installing a custom ROM on my Galaxy s i9000, the external_sd symlink is broken. So, I wanted to get this symlink back. I used the following code in Terminal Emulator (yes i am rooted with ...
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Can I auto-rotate the screen 180°?

Is there any way to make the Android 2.1 automatic screen rotation rotate all the way up to 180°, instead of just 90° either way? I would very much like to be able to use my phone upside down, because ...
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Firmware Update for Samsung S LCD I 9003 stops at “preparing firmware update”

I am trying to upgrade the firmware of samsung galaxy S LCD using Samsung Kies. I am using the recent version of Kies. But during when I click start update it is showing that the FirmwareUpdate has ...
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Does the Samsung Galaxy S have an FM transmitter?

I seem to recall seeing a review of the Samsung Galaxy S that said it has an FM transmitter (so you can listen to music from it on your car radio, for instance). However, I didn't see it mentioned ...
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Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 froze during firmware upgrade

I accessed Samsung Kies and a screen message said that there was a firmware upgrade needed. I followed the screen prompt exactly and during the update a drop down message came up saying that there was ...
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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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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 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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Problems rooting Samsung Galaxy S: SuperOneClick stops responding at step 7

I am having an awful time trying to update my new Galaxy S to ICS. I found a well rated ROM .zip on code.google.com but first I need to root the phone so I can unlock the bootloader. I have been ...
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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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Low Signal Strength after Firmware Upgrade

When I first bought my Samsung Galaxy S (GT-I9000) phone a month ago, it had it's factory installed 2.1 Eclair running. Despite many 'Android Market' apps not being compatable with it, my signal ...
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No internet connection after sleep although Wi-Fi connected and working well, Android Samsung Galaxy S I9000

Problem: No internet connection after 1+ minutes of sleep. Wi-Fi is still connected, i have IP assigned through DHCP, i can browse shared folders on PC in network. It looks similar as if i didn't ...
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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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Galaxy S with Cyanogenmod 10 (stable): File Manager needs root permission to access the external SD card

I have an SGS with CM10 installed. The file manager and Apollo, both of which come with CM10 by default, are having issues reading the SD card. File Manager needs SU permissions to see it. Apollo ...
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How do I turn off spoken notifications?

Can't figure out how to change the settings on my Samsung Galaxy S phone to actually have a ringtone when receiving a call. When receiving a call a voice says "call from 123-456-7890" or "call from ...
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Samsung Galaxy S in boot loop after following cyanogen mod's full update guide

I have been following this guide to root my Samsung Galaxy S smartphone. I've followed it to the letter, but after I load the new kernel to the phone, the phone gets stuck in a boot loop. The phone ...
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Phone is finding every wireless access point except mine!

I have a Samsung Galaxy S using the default firmware (version 2.2). Unfortunately, it can't seem to find the wireless at work. When I click "Scan" on the list of WAPs, it continues to appear as a ...
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Add me feature of Galaxy S

There is an interesting feature in the camera of Galaxy S phones, called Add me. Using this one can take photo of a person sitting in two postures in the same frame. (A normal photo is taken, the ...
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How can I set my volume to be beyond 15 on my samsung galaxy S? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I make my Samsung Galaxy Nexus volume go louder than what stock allows? The volume on my media music player sounds very low on my headphones. Wondering if anyone ...
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Will flashing ROMs multiple times degrade the performance of phone?

Will flashing ROMs multiple times degrade the performance of phone? If yes, is it possible to retain the performance? If no, then is there any procedure or sequence to flash a ROM on a Samsung Galaxy ...
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Can I make Home folders close on click?

So, say I have a folder on my home screen. In it I have a bunch of shortcuts. If I click one of those shortcuts it runs the program. Now when I come back to the home screen the folder is still sitting ...
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Update the Korean Galaxy S

I use a Korean version of Galaxy S (SHW - M110s) phone which runs on android 2.3.6., I want to update it to ICS or JB. I have rooted the phone with major sufferings and flashed with Nakyup ROM. XDA ...
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Samsung Galaxy S No Unlock Screen

I have a Samsung Galaxy S (with DMB). It's running Gingerbread and it doesn't have an unlock screen. I have tried to set it up through the settings but it doesn't work. Any idea why?
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Cannot Reach Restore Progress Screen In Titanium Backup PRO

On a Samsung Galaxy S I-9000, I just installed CyanogenMod 10 Stable and the latest Google Apps for CM10. TB Pro is version 5.7.0.1. I started a restore (missing apps with data) and during the ...
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Settings - Accessibility warning: “Downloaded accessibility application is required to activate” — What should I do?

If I choose the 'Settings - Accessibility' option on my Samsung Galaxy S, the following text is displayed: 'Downloaded accessibility application is required to activate'. I searched the Droid Market ...
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What can you do with Samsung Kies for Android phones?

I only recently managed to connect my Galaxy S with Kies via USB. And I've upgraded it to Froyo 2.2. What can you do in Samsung Kies other than upgrading your firmware. I've seen the interface and ...
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How to upgrade Android 2 to 3 or 4 on GT-I9000?

All is in the title. I have got a GT-I9000 (samsung galaxy S) and I do not understand why I cannot upgrade the android version ? Why an android version is linked to a specific phone ?
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Does CM7.1 give a “low battery” alert?

I've been using CyanogenMod 7.1 since it became stable, and one feature I miss is the Low Battery alert. I've often come home from work, thrown my phone on the desk and forgotten to plug it in. When I ...
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Google Play app dissappeared [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Google play disappeared from my phone I have a Samsung Galaxy S and have recently discovered that the Google Play app has disappeared from my phone. I am not sure when ...
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Superuser not prompting

I recently installed ICS(Android 4) on my Samsung Galaxy S, and it seems that in the process my superuser app broke. Everything went fine, my phone is working better than ever, but when an app ...
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Email accounts suddenly disappear from Samsung stock client

I have a Samsung Galaxy S, rooted with ClockworkMod a good while ago. Since about two months, my imap accounts spontaneously disappear from the Samsung stock email. When launched, the email app asks ...