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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 ...
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My phone has automatically called *44* twice now, does anybody know what this means?

I heard my phone calling *44* while it was in my pocket. Does anybody know what this code means, or do you know what process is calling this number? I have a Samsung Galaxy S running Froyo 2.2.1 and ...
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What's the difference between Camera.apk and com.sec.android.app.camera.apk?

I'm trying to install a modified version of the Camera app on my rooted Samsung Galaxy S (Captivate) through copying to /system/app and through installing a zip file via ClockWorkRecovery. It doesn't ...
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Google Music not available for Samsung Galaxy S with Android 2.2.1

I have Samsung Galaxy S (i9000) with Android 2.2.1 (Froyo). Lately I got an invite to Google Music. Android app for Google Music requires 2.2.0, however Android Market keep saying my phone is not ...
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Why can't I access the /data directory with ADB on my Samsung Vibrant?

I used Simply Honey before and everything was okay. However, when I flash to a Stock 2.2 ROM, I cannot access the /data directory from adb. I am sure the phone is totally rooted because I have the ...
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Can I disable geotagging and delete prior geotag information in photos?

My phone is a rooted Samsung Captivate (Galaxy S) running a 2.2.1-based ROM. Another question touched on this, but I want to do 2 things Be able to take pictures that are not geotagged. According ...
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Can Galaxy S use 802.11n for tethering?

I have a Galaxy S (GT-I9000) running Darky's ROM 10.1 (Gingerbread 2.3.3). I just noticed that when I use tethering to create a wireless AP, it uses only 802.11g, not 802.11n even though my netbook ...
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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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Are there any custom ROMs that can be upgraded without a wipe?

I'm considering putting a custom ROM on my SGS. Are there any ROMs that enable me to install updates without wiping the entire phone?
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Why does my phone (Samsung Fascinate) have so much trouble “Searching for GPS”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I fix the GPS on my Samsung Galaxy S? Whenever I try to use the "Navigation" app, I'm lucky if it takes less than 15 minutes to finish "Searching for GPS" (that ...
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How can I see the browsing history and bookmarks in the stock browser?

I have an SGS with Froyo. I can't seem to find the browsing history in the stock browser. I'm also only able to access bookmarks (or favorites, or shortcuts) from inside the browser. How can they ...
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Galaxy S not working with Home Cinema set

I'm trying to connect my galaxy s (froyo, i9000) with usb to a Samsung Blu-ray Home Cinema system. Though, for some reason, the home cinema set won't recognise my phone. I tried the samsung kies ...
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Is Samsung Galaxy S II rear camera Gorilla Glass too?

is Samsung Galaxy S II rear camera Gorilla Glass too? It sticks out a little above the case, so I would like to know if it's durable enough not to need to buy special case which, obviously, makes the ...
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Galaxy S keeps accidentally taking screenshot

Galaxy S on 2.2 supports taking screenshots by holding the back button and tapping the home button simultaneously. However I find my phone occasionally doing it when I only tap the back or only the ...
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How can I tell which version of Voodoo to install?

I want to install Voodoo lagfix on my phone, and I see that there are a number of kernels for Froyo on the download site: stock+Voodoo-Froyo-GT-I9000-XWJS3.tar 19-Mar-2011 03:18 5.7M ...
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Is the Voodoo lagfix compatible with Darky's ROM?

My SGS has awful lag, and I'm considering my steps. The first step I want to do is install Voodoo, because I'm under the impression that it's relatively easy and will not require my to reinstall ...
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Will installing the Voodoo lagfix clear all my settings?

I want to install the Voodoo lagfix on my SGS with Froyo. Will this wipe my settings, or can I install it without worrying about it?
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Can the camera options on Samsung Galaxy S be imported to Samsung Galaxy SL?

The Samsung Galaxy S (I9000) and Galaxy SL (I9003) are very similar.. ofcourse, except for a few differences. I use Galaxy SL (I9003). The camera options in Galaxy S seems to have more features than ...
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Changing reply header text in default mail app

When I reply to mail in the default (non-gmail) mail application, the "RE:" text in the header, and the "xxx wrote" text before the quoted message are in Hebrew. How Can I change them (I would like ...
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Gingerbread — how to wake up to 100% battery?

Apparently gingerbread stops charging when the battery gets to 100% . I guess this puts less wear on the battery. But it is kind of frustrating to wake up with a battery of only 70 or 80% given the ...