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Will the Samsung Fascinate work without a battery?

Can I use a Samsung Fascinate with no battery powered only by the power cable? (I'm assuming this is a handset specific question, but let me know if I'm wrong and the answer applies to all Android ...
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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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Is it possible to temporarily disable the screen timeout?

Often, during updates/downloads or backup operations I would like to temporarily disable the screen time ( found under the 'menu - settings - Display - Screen timeout' ) without having to navigate to ...
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How can I see the full charge capacity of my battery?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S running Android 2.2. Is there any way for me to see the full charge capacity of the phone's battery, so that I can compare it to the spec? What I have in mind is something ...
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are there any lag fixes for Samsung Galaxy S that don't require rooting the phone?

It seems like the Samsung Galaxy S is notorious for its occasional lag. Various lag fixes are out, but most of them require me to root my phone. I am reluctant to void the warranty on my phone, so ...
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Why does my notification bar get stuck on Galaxy S?

The notification bar on my Samsung Galaxy S with Froyo has a nasty habit of getting stuck. When this happens and I try to pull it down, the (I don't know what to call it) "dragging bar" appears, but ...
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How can I group apps together in the menu view?

The menu view of the phone lists all of the apps I've installed. All of them. The phone came pre-installed with 2.5 pages of apps, and I'm up to 5. I've had the phone for 3 weeks... Is there any ...
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Data Vault apps with Unlock Pattern

I'm currently using the Wallet app to keep my bank acct#s, CC#s etc. safely on my phone. However, entering the password when I need to unlock the codes is kind of an annoyance. Specially when you ...
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How to re-enable the “Clear Defaults” option for applications?

I'm not able to change the default application for voice recording on my Samsung Galaxy S (running the factory installed Android 2.2). The current settings define the one that was provide with the ...
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Send/receive or refresh inbox on native email client

Is there such an option for the native email client built into Froyo? For example, I might send myself a document to the phone via email, and it won't come through straight away. Sometimes I need ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy S front camera [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can I do with my front facing camera? I have followed the directions and instructions from other users on here but, i have no "self shot" option nor do i have the ...
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Galaxy S contacts - Media tab. What is it for?

Called supplier and researched the web no one seems to know. Go to contacts. Select a specific contact. Look at the top of the screen. It lists four tabs Info -- History -- Activities -- Media. ...
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How can I connect my Samsung Galaxy S to a television?

My Samsung Galaxy S has settings for TV-out, but I don't see anywhere to plug any cord from the phone to the TV. How can I connect it to my TV?
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Are there any performance issues after upgrade from Android 2.1 to 2.2?

I have Samsung Galaxy S GT-i9000, now I want to upgrade its OS from 2.1 to 2.2. However, through Google i have found that many people are facing performance issues after the upgrade. Does anyone have ...
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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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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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SD Card not working

I have bought a new samsung 16 GB yesterday. and installed Froyo. I plug my 4 Gb SD card which I was using in my previous Nokia Cell Phone. but SGS is not picking it up. I detached it and put it back ...
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MP3 tags in Hebrew show up in gibberish on my phone

I have some songs on my computer with Hebrew files names and Hebrew tags. When I copy them to my phone, the file names appear OK, but the tags appear in gibberish. This is true both for the default ...
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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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Is there a way to get Android Market on galaxy s?

How can I get the android market on a Galaxy S on on the Turkish carrier Turkcell. I think that Google's absence in Turkey as a tax paying entity may be why the android market is missing. Is there a ...
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Can I update the Android version of my Samsung Galaxy? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When will my phone get the Android 2.2 update (FroYo)? I have Samsung GALAXY 2.2 & i want to know that can i update 2.2 to 2.3 or upper version update ?
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Can you use the screen on a Samsung Galaxy S as camera flash for the front facing camera?

The Samsung Galaxy S doesn't have a camera flash, are there any apps for Samsung Galaxy S to make use of the front camera and screen as a camera flash? For a samsung galaxy s android phone. could ...
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can I bypass screen lock request to log in to google (Samsung Galaxy S)?

My two year old kept getting into my phone, so I put a pattern lock on it. She played with this too many times and the screen is now locked, which shouldn't be a problem as it has just asked me to ...
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DoubleTwist sync fails after Froyo Update

I updated my Galaxy S Captivate on Rogers to Froyo last week. Debating whether the upgrade was worth it or not. There is one thing that's been really irking me since I did the upgrade: DoubleTwist no ...
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How can I fix muffled sound on my Samsung Galaxy S?

I recently purchased a i9000 and the voice quality over the microphone is horrible. The sound is muffled. Person on the other side of the line cannot make out what I'm saying. Is there a fix?
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How to choose snooze time for calendar event notification?

Maybe I took this for granted in my Windows Mobile years - but I'm having an issue with my new Galaxy S (Fascinate on Verizon). When a reminder pops up for a calendar event, I only see an option to ...
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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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Display On when plugged in

Is there a way to keep the display "ON" whilst the device is plugged in? I am running Android 2.2 Froyo on Samsung Galaxy S.
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Screen orientation on Samsung Galaxy 9000

When I have my samsung galaxy 9000 (with Android 2.2) on a flat surface (table) and start an application, then the application is shown in landscape mode, even when the start/home screen was in ...
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Is it possible to show “all calls” on my Samsung Galaxy S?

Under phone -> logs -> menu key -> view by there are options for all logs, dialled calls, missed calls, received calls, sent messages and received messages. Is it possible to show "all calls" ...
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How can I configure time zones on my Galaxy S?

Yesterday I got a meeting email which I read on my SGS GT-I9000, which showed the time as: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 8:30 AM-9:00 AM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) But when I ...
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Show the time an SMS was sent, not received

Scenario is as follows- Switch flight mode on. Go into meeting/go to sleep. Switch flight mode off. Receive a message. Timestamp on the message is the time received. With my old Nokia, under ...
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Where is my original Galaxy S task manager?

When I bought my i9000, there was a task manager kind of thing on the home screen which showed a memory status bar and the number of processes, and when I touched it it showed details of all process ...
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How to see Public Holidays via Google calendar on Samsung Galaxy S?

I have Galaxy S with Froyo. Use Google calendar a lot to share appointments with colleagues, and via PC can see a calendar called UK Holidays along with colleagues' calendars. However the calendar on ...
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Why do Samsung Apps not support the Galaxy S?

Why is the Samsung Galaxy S i9000 not supported by Kies or Google, I have tried to download apps from the Samsung apps list but I get a warning that the Galaxy is not supported by Kies or Google.
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Why does my YouTube app have performance problems and outright failures?

I have a stock Captivate on AT&T. I've tried to watch videos at least a dozen times, and maybe twice it's worked as I would like it to. Problems include: "This video cannot be played". I saw ...
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How can I get Kies to detect my Galaxy S GT-i9000 on Windows 7?

When I connect my phone to my Windows 7 PC the Kies application opens and displays "Connecting", but it does not connect. Why? How can I fix it?
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Is it possible to type accented letters using the Galaxy S English keyboard?

I have a Galaxy S, and my locale is English (UK). Is it possible to type accented letters, such as é to a textfield using the keyboard? If yes, how? edit: I know I can use swype but please don't ...
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How can install a Hindi font in Android 2.1?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S GT-i9000 and I want to install a Hindi font on it. How can I do this?
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Why is my Samsung Galaxy S not utilizing all of its RAM? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is my device not utilizing all of its available RAM? Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 comes with 512 MB RAM but it shows only 326 or less. Why?
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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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Why is my captivate able to run flash on android 2.1?

I just noticed that my Captivate can play some flash videos, animations, and to an extent, flash games using the stock android browser running android 2.1. It is incredibly slow and takes forever to ...
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How can I take a photo when battery <20%?

How can I take photo when battery level is less than 20%? My Samsung Galaxy S always says "battery low" and then closes the camera application when I try to. Is there a way to get around this? Or is ...
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Text messaging Force Close issues after OS upgrade

I upgraded my Samsung Galaxy S GT I 9000 to Android 2.2 yesterday...but I just can't open my messages...it says Force Close every time I try...any solutions?? If not, how can I downgrade to the ...
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Android 2.2 - External SD card not working - says “Blank External SD card” — Why?

OS: Android 2.2 Device: Samsung Galaxy S All of a sudden my external SD card has stopped working. Error Notification: > Blank External SD card > > SD card blank or has unsupported file ...
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Why doesn't my Samsung Galaxy S Captivate have self shot mode?

I just bought my Samsung Galaxy S (Captivate). My self shot mode is missing from the camera options. How do I get it? What should I do?
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Is there any Android 2.2 updrate available for Samsung Galaxy S? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When will my phone get the Android 2.2 update (FroYo)? if yes, how to upgrade it with out going service center.
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Anyone found a way to move the insert marker one character to the left of to the right?

The new insert marker in Android 2-2, you get when pressing a text field in edit more, and which gives you the ability to move it to the point where you want to start editing, is all very nice. ...
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Can you restart the launcher apart from restarting the phone?

On my Galaxy S Android 2.2 , I just got the 'Activiate Starter took too long to respond . Force close ?', which I did. Now the home screen is black. :) So I killed the starter program, so it seems. ...