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Samsung galaxy i9000 switching off on its own like a gazillion times a day [closed]

I have been a proud owner of a samsung galaxy i9000 for about a year now. However, my phone recently developed a problem that I had not anticipated. The phone now just switches off on its own. ...
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Is there a way to save pop up alerts?

After every call/message, my service provider (airtel) displays a popup which has the last call cost and current balance. Is there a way I could log them automatically and have the latest balance ...
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Kies: Firmware can not be upgraded? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Samsung Kies: 'This version of the device can not be updated'. Never? Have Galaxy SL (GT I9003). Had given mobile to Samsung service center for upgrade to ...
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I have full service but all my messages refuse to send?

Yesterday I encountered a problem with my phone: I have full service and I can make phone calls, download, and use internet without a problem. I can also receive messages, but anytime I try to send it ...
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How can I install google talk with video call support on CM7.1?

I I just installed CM7.1 on my SGS. To my surprise, the google apps that I installed did not include the version of google talk with video chat. The ROM I used to have was based on Samsung's stock ...
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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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com.android.phone force closes constantly after a clean install of CM7.1 in SGS1

I installed a CM7.1 over a custom 2.3.5 installation on my Samsung Galaxy S I9000. I did a full wipe through CWM as well as wiping the cache, as explained in the SGS installation instructions. The ...
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Is there a “hardware reset” for the Galaxy S?

I have had my Samsung Galaxy S for less than a year, and never did anything like rooting it. Just normal use. About 60 minutes ago I opened from it's "sleep" state to check a web page and left it on ...
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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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How to update GTalk to feature video chat?

I would like to know if it is possible to 'force update' the Talk app. I have Nexus S and I have the video chat in my Talk, but my girlfriend with S Galaxy II (2.3.4) doesn't. I read somewhere on the ...
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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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How do I turn off the cascade of tones that happens every time I end a call?

I have a Galaxy S phone, and every time a call ends it plays a cascading series of 4 tones. Regardless of how my phone's ringtone volume is set - e.g. even if I have it on silent mode - these tones ...
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Phone takes a long time to boot after installing Darky 10.2.2 EE

I took the plunge and installed Darky 10.2.2EE on my SGS. Now it takes a few minutes to boot, when before (stock + voodoo) it took less than a minute. Is this normal? If not, what can have caused ...
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How do I do a completely clean installation?

I've tried a few custom roms and now I want to reset my phone (they're all unstable). Wipe data/factory reset from recovery doesn't cut it. It leaves a lot of stuff behind. How do I do a completely ...
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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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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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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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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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Spotify/pandora timer

Is there an app that is preferrably free that will shut off (not just mute the phone as I don't want Pandora sucking bandwitdh all night) that will shut off Pandora or spotify after a certain amount ...
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USB drivers for using ADB with Samsung Galaxy S on CyanogenMod 7.1?

I recently installed CyanogenMod 7.1 on my Samsung Galaxy S i9000 and I have some problems now to get ADB on my Windows 7 64-bit computer to recognize the device. Currently, adb devices returns no ...
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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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does it matter what version of Android I have before installing Clockwordmod?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S with recovery 3E. I want to install Clockworkmod on my phone, but because of the version of recovery I have, I need to flash CWM via Odin. When I download the CWM recovery ...
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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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How can I prevent my Wi-Fi connection from glitching?

Occassionally my Wi-Fi goes into this weird state where the phone "thinks" I'm connected, but the connection simply doesn't work. Apps still seem to think I have connectivity, though they can't ...
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Why does my Samsung Galaxy S lose data for some applications?

ANYONE WANTS MY BOUNTY POINTS ? I had a bounty of 150 points on this question but got no answer I could use. Anyone ? I have to award it in 22 hours. I am very happy with my Galaxy S, which I ...
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Usb connected constantly flashing on screen

The USB connection keeps coming up on the top bar of my Samsung Galaxy S. It wears down the battery and the phone turns itself off randomly, sometimes its hard to get it to turn back on, I have tried ...
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Phone is slow to respond after waking up

Many times when I unlock my phone to wake it up, there seems to be a lot of lag shortly after. For instance, simply trying to make a call or opening an app seems to take about 5 to 10 seconds or so. ...
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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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Deleting Google Image Search History

On my Android device, the Samsung Galaxy S, I frequently use Google and its search functions. Now have I noticed that I cannot seem to delete the Image Search history. When I search something using ...
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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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Can I make a full backup of my phone with Odin and without root?

As a follow up to this question, is it possible to use Odin (or Heimdall) to save a complete image of my phone without root? Odin already allows me to completely overwrite pretty much everything on ...
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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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Disable force close vibrations

I am developing some applications for Android and I'm getting some errors and force closes. This is rather annoying, although not as much as annoying as the loud vibrations the phone does (a long ...
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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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Is there a way to reduce the CPU and memory usage of the stock Browser?

The stock browser in Gingerbread 2.3.3 seems to take a lot of resources in terms of CPU and memory. This causes other apps, including the launcher, to be killed. Are there any steps I can take to ...
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Default launcher broken, causing infinite loop of force closes

I've just installed a custom rom and restored my apps from Titanium. However, now the default Launcher app is broken and I can't get out of the infinite loop of force closing. I can't press menu or ...
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Can I flash a kernel without flashing a ROM?

Does flashing a new kernel require flashing a new ROM? Will flashing a new kernel wipe the data? Because if so, I might as well flash a new ROM. How can I see which kernels are compatible with ...
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Can I install Darky ROM using CWM even if I'm not coming from a previous Darky ROM?

I want to install Darky ROM to replace my stock Gingerbread phone. Can I do this without Odin, using CWM, or will that only work if I have a previous version of Darky?
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Can I install CWM without Odin or root?

I have an SGS with stock Gingerbread (2.3.3). Can I install CWM without Odin? Will installing CWM also root the phone, or do I have to root it ahead of time?
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Why does Kies tell me that my Galaxy S has no updates?

Why does Samsung Kies tell me that my Galaxy S GT-i9000 has no OS or firmware updates even though there are downloads available on the internet?
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Disable Display Standby when in Developer Mode missing in Android 2.3

I'm a little bit confused about the missing Option to deactivate the Display Standby in Developer Mode. In 2.2 there was a switch in Application --> Development. But in 2.3.3 this switch is vanished ...
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Problem running z4root on Galaxy S GT-I9000

I installed Z4root on my Galaxy S (the original, not the S II) after reading this post, using the APK file attached to the post (can't find it in market). The thread leads me to believe that the ...
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Samsung Galaxy S - Problem obtaining IP address. “NAK in request”

I can't obtain an ip address to my Android smartphone from my wifi router. Observations: The smartphone connection to other routers or thru cellular data is ok. My router's wifi connection to my PC ...
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My Samsung Galaxy S doesn't recognize when it is plugged in to USB

When I plug in my Samsung Galaxy S (Model SAMSUNG-SGH-I897, Firmware 2.2, Kernel 2.6.32.9, Build FROYO.UCKB2) to a computer, it starts charging, but does not recognize the USB connection for data. I ...
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Can I use a larger battery in my Galaxy S?

I have standard 1500mah battery in my Samsung Galaxy S phone and it lasts around 24 hours. Can I use a larger (say 1650mAh) battery so I can get a bit more battery life?
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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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Notification snoozes alarm?

Found a pretty interesting feature/bug from the combination of K-9 Mail and the stock Alarm app on my Galaxy S (rooted + Darky's Rom 10.2, 2.3.4). This morning, just as the alarm started to ring, I ...
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SMS thread message total doesn't increase past 201

I have a Samsung Galaxy S running firmware version 2.2 with pretty much the default configuration it came with from the shop. On it, the (Unread/All) counter with one of my contacts has been stuck at ...
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Does updating to 2.3 fix Galaxy S' lag issue?

As title. The lag issue I am talking about is the notorious "RFS lag" as explained here, and is also refered to here and here
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Is there anything that can show exactly what has awaken my phone?

Recently I had some issues with my phones battery getting drained in 8-10 hours, even though the screen was active for less than 1 hour and wifi/bluetooth/gps was off. My first thought was to check ...