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How to disable battery full notification sound?

When battery has been charged full, my Galaxy S phone gives the same notification sound that is used when I receive SMS. Is there a way to disable the sound without also disabling sound from SMS? It ...
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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 restart an Android device?

Is there a way to restart an Android device? Now I have to shut it down and manually turn it on again, but I'm looking for a solution where the whole process happens automatically. This might be ...
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How do I sync only “My Contacts” from Google on Samsung Galaxy S?

Is there any way that I can limit my Galaxy S to only download & sync contacts from the google account that are in "My Contacts"? Right now, it downloads everything, in particular, contacts in the ...
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Stolen phone: is changing your GMail password enough?

My Galaxy phone got stolen today. Of course I blocked my SIM card and changed my password for GMail (and went to the police) but is this enough? Could the person that stole my phone still log in to ...
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My Samsung Galaxy S front-facing camera doesn't work in camera app, Gtalk or Skype — How can I use it?

One of the reasons I brought my Samsung Galaxy S was because it has a front facing camera. However I have found since buying it: Camera app can't use it Gtalk doesn't support video calling on ...
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How do I upgrade firmware on my Samsung Galaxy S without using windows?

So far Samsung has been rolling updates out using its windows only software Kies, and not over the air like the rest of the android world. Is there anyway that non windows users can get these ...
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Can you read a USB flash drive from an Android phone?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S (i9000) with Android 2.1. I am wondering if it can read a USB flash drive. It will be really useful to copy files across USB drives so you don't have to carry laptops ...
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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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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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Where can I find a comparsion of non-offical cooked rom/firmware of Galaxy S i9000?

I've been searching around for the topic these few days. However, I am getting into a problem of information overflow - there are too many different version and custom kernal around. Most of them are ...
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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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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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Can I make home screen contact icons update their picture?

I was just wondering if anyone knows how to make contact icons on the home screen update their picture when the contact's picture is changed, without needing to delete the shortcut and recreate 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 to install the official Android 2.2 (froyo) on Samsung Galaxy S without Windows/Kies [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I upgrade Firmware on my Samsung Galaxy S without windows Froyo has been finally released for Samsung Galaxy S. The update seems to be only available via a ...
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Unsupported File Type: Why did my Samsung Galaxy S suddenly stop supporting MP3s?

All of a sudden my Samsung Galaxy S claims to not support mp3 files (the phone has been idle for a few hours, I did not touch anything). Ogg files however still play without problems. When this ...
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Does Froyo fix Samsung Galaxy S I9000's GPS problem?

There have been reports that Samsung Galaxy S has problems with its GPS that render the GPS almost unusable. Does the Android 2.2 update fix that?
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Apps crash too slow

Every time an app crashed on my Galaxy S my phone vibrates, 15-25 seconds later it vibrates a little longer, shows an error message and asks if I want to close the app or wait. I don't know why this ...
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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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Need a car-friendly way to listen to music?

Here is specifically what I'm looking for. 1) I would like the ability to use gesture/swipe controls to skip tracks. This is much easier than finding a button on a touchscreen to change tracks. ...
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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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Can I unroot my phone

My GPS is broken, and I want to replace it or have it repaired. Is there a way to unroot a samsung galaxy s 4G t-mobile back to the factory conditions?
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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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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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Can you get a list of the RUNNING applications on Android for the purpose of activating them?

On my Samsung Galaxy S Android phone: if I start a couple of apps, I can get an overview of them in the 'Active applications' icon on my first screen. Clicking this icon, shows me all active ...
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How do I root my Samsung Galaxy S?

How do I root my Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000?
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Is it somehow possible to change the format of a telephone number being displayed?

On my Samsung Galaxy S phone a local telephone number is displayed in the format 999-999-999. Is it possible to change this format ? Our local numbers are normally displayed as 99-999-99-99 , ...
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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 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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How do I change the home screen's Email icon to go to GMail instead of the default Email app on the Samsung Galaxy S?

On the bottom of the home screen there is an icon for EMail. I don't ever want to use the default Email app. I only use GMail and would rather use the Google GMail app. How do I change where the icon ...
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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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Which specific storage space is low, when getting “Low Space” on Samsung Galaxy S?

I'm getting the alert "Phone storage space is getting low". Here is my Samsung Galaxy S running Cyanogenmod 9's space status: Name: Cache Path: /cache SIZE: 17.50MB USED: 2.47MB FREE: 15.02MB Name: ...
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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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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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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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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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Difference between Super LCD screen of Nexus S and Super AMOLED screen of Samsung Galaxy S — Which is better?

I was wondering has anyone of you experience the difference among super LCD screen of Nexus S, and Super AMOLED screen of Samsung Galaxy S? Which type of screen is better?
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How can I restrict the gallery to one folder on the Galaxy S?

When I go to the Galaxy S's gallery app, it shows me every JPG/PNG it can find on my SD card, including album art. Is there a way of stopping this so it's filtered?
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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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Clear Android Market Search History?

Any thoughts on how one might clear the Android Marketplace search history? For instance, if I recently searched for an android app in the marketplace, the marketplace search maintains a history list ...
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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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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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Galaxy S GT-I9000: how to fix boot to recovery with Volume up+Power?

I have Samsung Galaxy S (GT-I9000) and I've installed Cyanogenmod 10 M2. I can reboot into recovery from Cyanogenmod (Hold Power button, select Reboot and Recovery). However, I cannot boot directly to ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy S in boot loop after following cyanogen mod's full update guide

I have been following this guide to root my Samsung Galaxy S smartphone. I've followed it to the letter, but after I load the new kernel to the phone, the phone gets stuck in a boot loop. The phone ...
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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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Can I auto-rotate the screen 180°?

Is there any way to make the Android 2.1 automatic screen rotation rotate all the way up to 180°, instead of just 90° either way? I would very much like to be able to use my phone upside down, because ...
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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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Phone is finding every wireless access point except mine!

I have a Samsung Galaxy S using the default firmware (version 2.2). Unfortunately, it can't seem to find the wireless at work. When I click "Scan" on the list of WAPs, it continues to appear as a ...