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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Galaxy S firmware before Value Pack

Can someone tell me which was the previous version of Galaxy S firmware before the current/latest Value Pack (XXJV4)? I am considering to downgrade, but I am not sure about version/code of that. ...
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Poor performance on Wifi compared to 3G [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I prevent my WiFi connection from glitching? I have consistent hanging/speed issues with my Apps when I use WiFi compared to 3G. For instance, last night, I ...
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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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Why is my Galaxy S notifying me about a new message when my inbox is empty?

My Galaxy S keeps telling me I have a text message. I have erased my entire inbox but the notification won't go away. How do I make this notification stop?
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Install built-in system languages

I open Settings->Language and keyboard->Samsung Keypad->Input languages and there is a very limited range of languages there. In my friend's phone there are more locales I'd like to support in my ...
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Do I have to do anything different when flashing a ROM with Odin if I'm coming from CM7?

When I first flashed CM7 on my SGS, I had an issue with my sim card and had to revert to stock. However, Odin got stuck and I my phone refused to go into download mode (see my comment in this ...
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How do I root my Samsung Galaxy S?

How do I root my Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000?
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It takes a long time to load the home screen

Returning to home screen after sending an SMS or making a call takes up to 7 seconds on an average where as it used to be much faster six months back. Its a Aug 2011 model. System hangs often coming ...
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Samsung Galaxy S, Front facing camera is not an option

First off, I'm very very new to this. How do I activate my front facing camera in my Galaxy S? It's up to date on software according to the US Cellular store, I brought it in for an update not long ...
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Internal storage data disappeared, trying to dump

When I tried to use my SGS, it was unresponsive and didn't wake from sleep, then I rebooted it. After the boot, the desktop was like stock. I started checking my apps, some had its data intact and ...
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Are there guidelines on how much free RAM a phone should have - specifically Samsung Galaxy S?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S (AT&T Captivate) that is rooted. I have various ways to tweak the amount of free RAM the OS leaves on the phone. The default is 48 MB, but I was wondering if I could ...
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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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Determine if my Galaxy is 8 GB or 16 GB

I just got my Galaxy from eBay. The auction said it's 16GB, but I am afraid I was a fraud victim; I'm checking at Settings->SD card and device storage->USB storage, and Total memory says 5.01GB. Am I ...
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stock sms client creates multiple threads for the same number

Running the default android SMS application, multiple threads get created for the same number. This is how it started: I was visiting a foreign country, I got a legit sms from the service provider ...
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rooting Samsung captivate with the new gingerbread release

I just got a message from my cell provider that the official Gingerbread release is out for the Samsung Captivate. I recently rooted my phone so I could install non market apps. Will I have to un root ...
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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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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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Change language ICS spell correction (red dotted line)

I've upgraded my i9000 to Android 4.0 using CM9. I've found a major annoyance though. I've enabled spell-checking on my phone (the fancy one, with the red, dotted lines), but it appears to be ...
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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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Disable and log last call cost notification

Whenever I send a message or call someone, my service provider displays a popup with last call cost, balance and related info. This popup closes only when I press close. This is irritating as it ...
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Samsung Galaxy S heat up a lot, getting restarted and slow start up time

I'm using Samsung galaxy S with O.S. 2.3.3. I'm having the following problems. It is getting heated up a lot. Because of this the battery is drained so faster. That too when it is getting charged if I ...
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Samsung GT-i9000 (Galaxy S), Android 2.3.6, MTP and Linux

Is it possible to connect this device to Linux workstation over USB using MTP mode? I've tried a few times using different tools but no success. GMTP just don't work, mtp-tools don't work reliably, ...
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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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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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How do I stop the 3g/4g radio from turning off?

When I watch youtube videos on my samsung epic 4g, most of the time when I click a video to watch it does the "Loading" spin gif animation forever, and I can see the little arrows on the 3g/4g symbol ...
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Why GPS tags are lost after saving images to PC with KIES?

I'm using Samsung Galaxy S and latest Kies downloaded from samsung site. When I save images to PC all GPS tags are elliminated. How to keep them intact?
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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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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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External SD card now says “SD card blank or has unsupported file system”

"External SD card now says "SD card blank or has unsupported file system" after I attempted to backup on my computer. It is a Samsung Galaxy "Vibrant" running Froyo (2.2) I mounted the card upon ...
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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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Changing end-of-list animation in MIUI

I really like the Samsung / iOS bounce at the end of lists, and I really dislike the overglow animation from Google. And since I'm only using MIUI ROMs, I'm used to being able to set up everything the ...
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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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Missing “left screen” in my SGS1 . How can it be added?

I have stuff on the 7th screen and I've expected to be able to reach it on left swipe from homescreen, but it is not so. How can I configure it ? Does it require some non-default launcher?
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Why does my phone come up with a multimedia message sometimes when I am sending a message [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I prevent my device from automatically converting SMS to MMS? Can I turn off the multimedia on my phone . Why does it come up sometimes when I am trying to send ...
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samsung Galaxy s firmware

I had a message about running out of space on my GT-i9000 so like a fool I started deleting things...turns out I deleted most of my operating system is there somewhere I can download the os rather ...
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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 ...