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How can I get past somebody's password lock screen without them knowing?

My daughter changed her lock screen password on her phone. She has learned how to keep me from unlocking it. So I am asking, is there away I can get her password with out her realising it? Or can I ...
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Transfer contacts from android to google contacts

I have a Google account, and my android is a Galaxy S. I want to transfer all my contacts from my cellphone into Google contacts. If you use the phones syncing option by default, it is a one way sync ...
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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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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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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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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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Why does Odin say FAIL and how do I fix it?

I looked at this guide and have tried the steps, but when it comes to step 13 it always fails: Now, hit the START button to begin the flashing process. When it finishes, your phone will ...
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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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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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Samsung Galaxy S keeps resetting itself on shutting down. How can I stop this?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S and it has worked smoothly for the last couple of years. A couple of days ago, the battery charge died and when I turned it on, it had done a factory reset. Now every time I ...
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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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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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Galaxy S loses wifi even though the symbol says it is connected, toggling flight mode fixes the problem

There can't be anything wrong with the router because apple phones have no trouble connecting to the internet. As I have said, the wifi symbol is active but there is no internet connection. Turning ...
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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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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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Installing custom ROM: ApplyParsedPerms error: Operation not supported on transport endpoint

I cannot install any custom ROM on my roooted Samsung Galaxy S Advance I9070; I tried different recoveries (CWM, TWRP), but no matter which one I use, after few minutes of instalation I get this error:...
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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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Samsung Galaxy S stuck upgrading firmware. Should I unplug my phone? Should I keep on waiting?

I tried to upgrade my firmware on my Samsung Galaxy S using Kies The Firmware upgrade appears to have gotten stuck. Kies says Upgradeing firmware... Do not disconnect a mobile device from the PC ...
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The video file cannot be played (on Galaxy S)

Last few days my video files cannot be played on my Samsung Galaxy S and I do not know why. I select a video and I choce to wath it with the android's video player and I have the message below : "The ...
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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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What does the 'Failed to move application. Not enough memory' error mean when choosing 'Move to SD card'?

When I choose 'Settings - Applications - Manage applications' , and a 'Move to SD card' I get the 'Failed to move application. Not enough memory' error. Anyone know why ? I am running Froyo 2.2 on a ...
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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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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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“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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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 to disable startup and shutdown sound on Samsung Galaxy S?

Is there a way to disable the sounds on phone startup and shutdown? When I had JF3 firmware, there were no sounds, but now on JM1 the sounds are there :(
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My WinXP Pro Doesn't See Galaxy S7

I've changed cables and USB ports, but it hasn't fixed the problem. The My Computer/Hardware profile doesn't see the S7 at all.
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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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Can Outlook calander be set as default in Samsung Galaxy S7

I discussed with Samsung if Outlook Calendar can be set as default calendar in Samsung Galaxy S7. Their response is that the Google calendar has to be the default calendar. I use Office 365 and would ...
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Update from app store stuck on “downloading..”

There are three apps that needs an update on my device, I've got an always-on 3G connection and it's working (I can use whatever app I need), but when trying to download the update from the app store ...
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My S5 stock email flag due date

My S5 stock email app flags emails for 'next week' when should be 'no date'. how to fix this? Other email apps flag ok. I can see this in my s5 tasks and notes and in my outlook to do. I tried ...
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Can I use an iPhone 4 micro-SIM card on Samsung Galaxy S?

I borrowed a Samsung Galaxy S device in order to test an app. I have attempted to insert my iPhone 4 sim card (micro-SIM) into the Galaxy S, yet the device won't recognize it and display a 'No SIM' ...
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Galaxy grand 2 drops home wifi connection immediately after connect

PC, tablet, and several other smart phones can connect to home wifi. Grand 2 makes a connection and immediately drops saying the SSID (WPS Available) is available. Grand 2 connects with no issues to ...
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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 do I disable the power off warning for android?

This is NOT a programming question, just a user question. When I hold down the power button to turn off my Samsung Galaxy S, I get a prompt to select power off, airplane mode, etc. Fine. I pick power ...
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Do I have ROM in my phone?

How can I find how much ROM I have? This is my phone, Samsung Galaxy S LCD I9003. Samsung Galaxy S I9000 has a ROM of 2 GB. What are the uses of ROM? I heard it is used to flash custom kernels. Cant I ...
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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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my galaxy tab s only showing todays emails in outlook, email received from same account is ok on pc and smartphone

Email inbox only showing todays email not those received yesterday or last week etc. Tried settings to increase number of messages etc but no joy. The same account working fine on pc and smartphone ...
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Application stuck in “Installing…” stage in Market

I'm having the problem mentioned in the title on my Samsung Galaxy S. I updated the app Dock Simulator and for some reason it got stuck while installing. Now it shows the scrolling green bar in the ...
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Samsung Galaxy G6 System Warning

I have the Samsung Galaxy G6 and keep getting a SYSTEM WARNING I have added three pictures of the warning I get (all the same warning) Does anyone know why I keep getting this warning and how do I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 Verizon....