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How to spot a malicious application

I want to know if there are any keystroke recording applications on my S-5 Galaxy device. Further, how do I check for Spyware or any other malicious applications? -thanks
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My Samsung galaxy s GTI9003 stuck in flight mode

I want to disable the airplane mode in order to return to normal state. After a long press on power button, I do have the "device options", however nothing happens when I press Airplane mode (airplane ...
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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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My phone galaxy GT-I9003 is stuck in flight mode and not able to detect Sim card.

I want to disable the airplane mode in order to return to normal state. After a long press on power button, I do have the "device options", however nothing happens when I press Airplane mode (airplane ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830 can't receive incoming calls

After updating to version 2.3.7 of Android the device can't receive calls. Although it can call. The caller to my device is said to line was busy always, it happens from any kind of callers. Need to ...
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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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Phone stuck on loading screen and recovery mode doesn't work

I have a Samsung Galaxy S1 with CyanogenMod, and I don't know what happened but when I turn on the phone it just stays on the loading screen, something like this: It's just a black screen with that ...
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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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“Storage Space Running Out” even though plenty of storage remains?

I've got a Samsung Galaxy i9000 equiv(T959) that has recently been showing "Storage Space Running Out". I have been running Cyanogen 10.1 for a couple of years without any problems, until now. But I ...
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What will I lose if I reset my samsung Galaxy SI (GTi9000)?

I've had this phone for two years so all my photos are saved on the actual phone (not a micro SD card). I'm wondering if I reset it, will I lose all the photos saved on my phone? I'm not bothered ...
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Cannot find packet data in Samsung Galaxy S

Where can I can find 'packet data' on my phone, and how can I use internet when I'm on the road?
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Which modem firmware for Samsung Galaxy S (GT-I9000) works best with the mobile networks in Russia?

Trying to use a Samsung Galaxy S device coming from China or Korea in Russia lead to the observation that the quality of the connection to the mobile network is much worse than on Samsung Galaxy S we ...
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Samsung Galaxy S i897 not detected by PC

I have read every forum and every "help" site on Samsung's website and all over the internet. Nothing has worked. I bought an unlocked Galaxy S i897 on ebay, originally an AT&T phone but I'm using ...
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Safestrap app won't run after installing recovery — “Unfortunately, Safestrap has stopped”

I can install Safestrap 3.72 (Safestrap-JFLTE-3.72-kk-B01.apk) and then install and use the custom recovery without a hitch. However, once the custom recovery has been installed and the phone is ...
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Contact names not showing for the calls and messages

My Galaxy S3 was working great until I installed a firmware update on 26/11/12. Immediately after, the names dropped off the calls and messages and it is now showing phone numbers only. When I dial ...
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authentication of my acount

I try to get into my Google acount for all my password for some reason wasn't right Since then I haven't been able to get a Google account runing followed all that I've been told to do to reset it ...
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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Bootanimations

I try for about 24h now to find how to go back to the ZIP bootanimation system on my Galaxy S6 Edge because the actual system is the QMG animations files... Do you have some ideas ?
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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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Galaxy S I9000 does not boot at all

My Samsung Galaxy S I9000 does not boot at all, the screen does not come, no vibration, no backlight on the soft buttons. It's as if it was dead. I reset the battery and hard reset. But nothing seems ...
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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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Locked out of tablet!

My niece downloaded an application and she did a pattern, but did not pay attention, and now shes locked out of her device, it will not even turn off can u help please!!
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Can “find my phone” still track my Samsung Galaxy S4 after factory reset?

Just lost my Samsung Galaxy S4 this weekend. If the thief has removed the SIM card and reset to factory mode, does the "find my phone" app still work or does it also get removed? Been trying to ...
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Stop from Samsung Galaxy S4 turning on when receiving text message

Summary: Is there a way to stop the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen from turning on when receiving text messages (without disabling the notification light)? Details: I've got a Samsung Galaxy S4 on ...
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Cant enter recovery mode Galaxy Tab S 8.4

I have an issue on my device (Galaxy Tab S 8.4). I´m either stuck on boot loop (flashed with TWRP that worked fine for months until recently after a restart) or I can enter download mode and get stuck ...
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In my Samsung Galaxy S under Settings - Status - Phone number is says 'unknown': Why?

Title says it all ( I think ), if I look under the 'Settings - Status - Phone number' on my Samsung Galaxy S mobile phone, it says 'unknown'. What does that mean ? Do I have to enter the number some ...
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Turn off call forwarding warning popups

I recently downloaded an app for automatically forwarding calls to my office phone when I'm connected to the office WiFi. However, whenever the forwarding is activated/deactivated, I get a popup ...
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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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Music only plays for a second and then ends?

When I successfully copy my music to my SD card, each song only plays for a second and then continues onto the next song. I was able to remedy this by copying each song over individually, but ...
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Can I replace the OS of a Samsung Galaxy S?

I was attracted by the hardware specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S. However, I don't like the default TouchWiz skin developed by Samsung. I'd prefer to use the native Android UI, as in the Nexus ...
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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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Entering a backtick with the Swype keyboard

I have a Samsung Galaxy S and use the Swype keyboard by default (OK, I'm addicted to it). Using Swype, I can't find the backtick character, `, which limits my ability to answer questions or add ...
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A better way to take screenshot in Galaxy S 2.2?

In Galaxy S with Froyo installed, you can take a screenshot of your phone by holding the back button and tapping the home button. However, this involves the back key, and a lot of application close ...
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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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using my android fone via internet can i make a call from my laptop and talk at laptop [duplicate]

i want to make call, from my samsung s5 that is at my home, using my laptop. I saw an app that can do that but it uses bluetooth or wifi but i want to use my android phone from my office laptop to ...
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I can't send a picture attachment together with a text message any more ( Samsung Galaxy S). Any idea why?

I tried to send a text message - attaching a photo already on my phone ( the first time ) and attaching a picture taken at time of send ( the second time ). However, when I try to send this text ...
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Settings - Accessibility warning: “Downloaded accessibility application is required to activate” — What should I do?

If I choose the 'Settings - Accessibility' option on my Samsung Galaxy S, the following text is displayed: 'Downloaded accessibility application is required to activate'. I searched the Droid Market ...
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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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“MTP USB Device” driver error (screenshot) when connecting my Galaxy S to my PC in Kies mode — How can I resolve this problem?

I always got this error when trying to connect my Galaxy S to my PC in Kies mode. I can connect it as "Mass storage" with no problem. But I need to connect with Kies mode to get 2.2 (froyo), but I ...
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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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What is “Cell signal with small house and 2 blinking bars” system icon? [duplicate]

I'm using Samsung Galaxy S5. There is an icon which looks like a house with 2 waves in the notification bar, in between (and slightly above) the 4G and mobile signal strength icons. Here's the ...
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Galaxy s6 setup frozen after hard reset

I hard reset my Galaxy S6, which went perfectly normal. Then after boot-up into the setup wizard, it got to: Software Update Checking for updates From there, it's been "Checking for updates" for ...
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Samsung Galaxy S problem :WiFi doesn't reconnect with SSID broadcast disabled

Hi I have a problem with my Wifi connection. My Samsung Galaxy S does not connect to my Linksys wrt54g router after I'm disabling the SSID broadcast. The connection is automatically returned when I ...
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Galaxy S not responsive after an aborted firmware update

I just bought this Samsung Galaxy S, installed the Kies software, then it automatically downloaded an update for my phone. I plugged in my phone and it began the update. After a few seconds the ...
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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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ROM flashing using Odin on Galaxy S4 interrupted. Odin is still running. Is there anything I can do?

I was re-flashing the firmware on a Samsung Galaxy S4 using Odin, and the USB cable was bumped, which made the update fail. I reconnected and attempted to flash again by clicking the Start button. It ...
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Samsung S5 screen turning on and off when plugged in to charge

I have a Samsung S5 & when I plug the phone in to charge every few seconds my screen lights up then turns off. If I have my sound on it play a notification every-time the screen turns on and off. ...
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samsung gt i9000 does not start

I flashed my Samsung Galaxy S with 4.1.1 through Odin. But I didn't like it, so I wanted to restore it to Android 2.3 -- and and while restoring it, my computer suddenly restarted and my mobile phone ...
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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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Notification Filters for Stock Android Email App?

I work for a company and have a company Android device. The only way I can access the corporate Exchange email is via the stock Android Email application (i.e. Not Gmail, Outlook, etc.). When someone ...