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Looking for app that provides different screen timeout and lock timeout [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I set a Screen Lock Timeout? I would like to extend the lock timeout for my phone so that it is about 10 to 20 minutes till a password/pattern/pin is needed. ...
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Odin not allowing firmware to be flashed

I'm following the instructions here to try and upgrade the firmware to I9000XWJS8: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=846913 As soon as I hit start it does nothing, as you can see in ...
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Tegrak lagfix: how do I install it?

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=920711 I've seen the above thread but I have no idea how to install the kernel. I've got a Galaxy S running Froyo 2.2 "JPO". Since removing the OCLF ...
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How can I fix the GPS on my Samsung Galaxy S?

As has been well documented, the Galaxy S phones have terrible GPS functionality. It works for a minority, but it is slow/inaccurate for some and for others it just doesn't work at all. How can I ...
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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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Can only access 2.2GB of internal storage from Windows

Anyone have any thoughts about this: It seems to me that when the phone's internal storage is mounted using the Mass Storage mode, Windows only sees the first 2.2GB of space. If I try to format it ...
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Default calendar app does not show all my online Google calendars

My Samsung Captivate's default calendar app only lists some of the calendars I have on my Google Calendar account, to the point where they do not even appear in the list of calendars available. It ...
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Will rooting my Samsung Galaxy S before I activate it cause any problems?

I have a samsung Galaxy S (Fascinate) that I haven't decided if I want to keep, so I haven't activated it on my Verizon account. I'd like to root it and flash a new ROM (possibly a separate Kernel) ...
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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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Why doesn't my Samsung Galaxy S communicate via USB?

I discovered today that I cannot connect my PC with Samsung GT-I9000 any more: when I plug in the microUSB cable, nothing happens other than that the phone starts to charge. Earlier I got to see ...
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GPS issue on Galaxy S when abroad

I live in the Netherlands and own a Samsung Galaxy S running Froyo. Last week I was in the U.S and to my surprise, I was unable to get a GPS fix there. At home I usually get a GPS fix within a minute ...
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How to mount disks of a Samsung Galaxy in a Linux System (connected with a USB cable)?

I have connected a Samsung Galaxy S i9000 to a Linux machine over the USB cable. How can I access the disks of the galaxy from the linux machine through this cable (and not through wireless or by ...
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Why won't Kies let me tried to update to Froyo again after a failed upgrade attempt?

Yesterday I connected my i9000 to Kies which showed a message about the Froyo upgrade. I clicked on Firmware Upgrade, it started with an progress bar, and when it got to 100% it tried to reconnect to ...
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Persistent lines on screen

This morning I noticed my phone has several light grey horizontal lines on the display, that don't go away when I change applications, or restart the phone. They don't rotate when I rotate the display ...
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User experience difference among Nexus S and Samsung Galaxy S

Currently, I am considering 1 out of the following 2 android phones. Samsung Galaxy S Nexus S (Not available in my country yet) I was wondering, has anyone used the above 2 android phones before? ...
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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 ...