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Cannot copy files in recovery mode which made Google nexus S unusable

I have a Google Nexus S, bought last year and it was working fine till last week. It came with Android Ginger Bread, and I rooted the phone and installed several custom ROMs including Cyanogenmod. ...
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Where is current wallpaper stored on Jellybean?

On my Nexus S running 4.1.1, I am unable to find where the current wallpaper is stored. I referred to Where is the background image saved?, but my /data/data/com.android.settings/files folder is empty ...
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Trying to install ADB USB Drivers, but Nexus is never appearing in Device Manager

I'm trying to install the google-adb-drivers.zip file (obtained here) on a Windows 7 64-bit system. The phone is the Nexus S 9020T. USB connectivity works correctly for file transfer mode. When I ...
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Changing the voice used on Nexus 7 for Google Now search

I have recently bought a Nexus 7 from the Google Play UK store and it seems to be configured as a US tablet in that the voice on the Google Now search is an american woman, whereas on my Nexus S when ...
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How can I boot my Nexus S with a broken power button? Can only boot to “Do not turn off target”

My Nexus S power button has stopped working and Samsung will not honor the warranty. The farthest I've gotten is to the Downloading screen with the yellow work ahead sign, that says "Do not turn off ...
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2answers
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Why does my Nexus S not see the Jelly Bean update?

My Nexus S is running the stock "soju" build of ICS from Google (build IMM76D). However, I have not seen the OTA update for Jelly Bean. Am I running the wrong version? Do I need to change some ...
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Doing a clean install of Android on a Nexus phone or tablet

Recently I had a problem where my Nexus S phone would not upgrade to Jelly Bean. During the upgrade process I was getting an error message saying one of the files on my current system is corrupted, so ...
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What's the difference between Android Beam vs S Beam?

What is the difference between Android Beam on the Galaxy Nexus and S Beam on Galaxy S3? Are these two features inter-compatible? Can I transfer data between the two devices?
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Jelly Bean OTA Update failing on Nexus S (“assert failed”)

I've got a Nexus S phone. It was never rooted or modified. It currently runs the most recent version of Ice Cream Sandwich (that was installed as an Over The Air update, without any issues). Couple ...
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Android Nexus S Boot Freeze

My Android Nexus S does not boot anymore. If I start it normally, I get a screen like the following and it won't ever change (tried for hours): I can still go into the boot loader with PowerOff + ...
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2answers
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Strange text messages at five minute intervals with no sender

So I've been having this problem recently where I get these extremely strange text messages being sent to my phone. They have no sender associated with them, and just look like a bunch of gibberish. ...
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Contacts disappeared after adding new google account

I am using a Google Nexus S I9023 mobile phone (Android 4.0.4). For whatever reason my google account was deactivated. So, I registered a new one and added it to the phone. Afterwards, 80% of the ...
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Has anyone flashed an Android build (i.e. a Crespo build) onto a Nexus S phone manually before? How does one do this?

I need to find a way to manually add in the system.img file of the Crespo build for Android onto a Nexus S phone. Has anyone flashed a Crespo build image (I think it boils down to a system.img file) ...
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What do the 2 pins on the back of the Nexus S do?

I'm really frustrated with a Nexus S turning off while in my pocket. I'm wondering if it has something to do with the pin positions, or these 2 strange back pins and contacts on the cover that don't ...
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Android 4.0 devices do not return majority of the discoverable Bluetooth devices

The observation about 4.0 may be wrong, but this s evident in both the 4.0 devices I have tested : Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Samsung Nexus S. (Nexus S is actually upgraded by me to 4.0) In the other ...
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can't update, can't do a factory reset

I have a Nexus S running Android 2.3.4. For a while now it's been trying to prompt me to install newer versions. Every time I try, it restarts, displays the cute robot error screen and doesn't come ...
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Phone intermittently not responding to screen touches

I have a (non-rooted) Samsung Nexus S - Android 2.3.3 phone. It has recently started becoming completely unresponsive to my screen touches, despite many attempts, cleaning the screen etc. But if I put ...
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How to fix bad sector on NAND Flash Memory [closed]

A week ago, I flashed my Nexus S 4g with a custom kernel (Matrix) and ROM (CWM9). On reboot, my NS4G always bootloops, stuck on bootloader loading screen, and never gets to the Android System. It had ...
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How can I stop the bootloader unlock process?

My 4 year old turned on my phone (Nexus S, 2.3.4 I think) while pressing the volume button. Apparently, this triggers the bootloader unlock process, which I don't want. The phone is now stuck on the ...
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I can't update my Nexus S, shows error screen. What to do? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: can't update, can't do a factory reset My Phone (Nexus S) keeps pestering me to update the OS. But, every time I try, it restarts, displays the cute robot error ...
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Phone boots very slow and restarts by itself

My problem is when I turn on the phone, the Google logo stays stuck and after unknown minutes boots in with the software animation, but very slow and then starts over again! First a little history of ...
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Bluetooth error on my Nexus S [closed]

I have a Nexus S phone, GingerBread 2.3.5. When I start my phone, or try starting Bluetooth, it gives me an error saying: 'Application Bluetooth Share(process com.android.bluetooth) has stopped ...
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How can I force 3G only on the Nexus S after the ICS update?

In earlier versions of Android there was an option to toggle data between 2G, 3G preferred and 3G only. After the ICS 4.0.3 update for Nexus S, there is no option for "3G only". Did Google lock down ...
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Nexus S OTA 4.0.4 problem?

I get 4.0.4 OTA with my Nexus S today. After downloaded the update package, i click "Reboot to install", but unfortunately the phone did't reboot successfully, so i boot it by myself. I checked the ...
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Contacts with and without international extensions

I'm in the UK. My Nexus S received its update to 4.0.4 yesterday, and I now have the following problem. If I have a contact with (say) the number 07123456789 and I receive a text from this contact, ...
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Installing ICS update

I have a problem - a half year ago I installed the 4.0.3 on my Nexus S. I installed it by placing the 'update.zip' file in the \sdcard folder, restarting phone, holding Power+VolUp buttons, then ...
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2answers
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Shaky, drifting compass an inevitability on Samsung Nexus S?

I bought a Nexus S off eBay and found that the compass direction wanders even with the device laying still. Likewise, the display in Google Sky shakes around even with the resting on a stable surface, ...
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Ice Cream Sandwich OTA on Nexus S? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When will my device get the Android 4.0 update (Ice Cream Sandwich)? So the OTA Ice Cream Sandwich deployment for Samsung Nexus S was stopped because the deployed ...
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non-wipe non-unlock root for Android 2.3.3

I have a Nexus S running Android 2.3.3. IIRC on old android version such as this there were non-wipe non-unlock methods to obtain root anyway, however I wasn't able to find them right now. Can this ...
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Windows doesn't detect Nexus S

I recently switched from Linux to Windows 8 consumer preview. I have installed the latest android SDK including the Google USB driver. I connect my Nexus S to the laptop, the phone goes into USB ...
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Any information on when ICS will be available for the Nexus S GT-I9020A (AT&T/Fido/Rogers) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When will my device get the Android 4.0 update (Ice Cream Sandwich)? I know the version for T-Mobile (GT-I9020 or GT-I9020T) Nexus S has been available for download ...
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Nexus S 4.0.3 (OTA) missing icon in the phone app

How can I solve missing icon issue? Restarted couple of times doesn't help. Note: It was fine for a couple of months back. When it start happening, I just need to reboot, but now it's permanent. The ...
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Samsung Nexus S II headphone does not work for any application except phone [closed]

I have a samsung Nexus s II with android Ice Cream Sandwich OS on it.The headphone does ONLY work with phone application. It does not work with other applications (mainly media player). Any idea? ...
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Nexus S ICS update problem restarting by itself

I have a Nexus S (european edition, no super amoled screen), I upgraded to ICS in December but I think it has problem because it restarts itself very often and I don't know what have caused this ...
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Google Voice missing from app drawer after upgrading to ICS

I upgraded from 2.3 a few months ago, but didn't notice that Google Voice was missing from the app drawer. The market lists the application as installed, but does not give me an option to open the ...
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How do I boot my Samsung Nexus S into safe mode?

I have a Samsung Nexus S with Android 2.3. I somehow managed to set the Zoodles application to start up with laucher. As a result, whenever I boot my phone, I see the Zoodles app and cannot close it ...
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How can I change the order of local bookmarks in the stock browser

The local bookmarks on my stock Browser are in an inconvenient order. The first is one I added recently, then there are a dozen which came with the Android OS, then come the bookmarks I added over the ...
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What does the random “ding” in Google Maps Navigation signify?

Ever since updating my Nexus S to ICS, I've noticed that when using Navigation I sometimes hear a random "ding" when driving around. Any idea what this means? I was thinking maybe it was a warning ...
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How do I set mp3s as ringtones on ICS?

I just upgraded my Nexus-S to Ice Cream Sandwich, I can't find the option to set mp3s as ringtones for my contacts? what am I missing?
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1answer
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Updating my Nexus S from 2.3.6 to 4.0.3

I have an unlocked GSM Nexus S I bought from a friend. I'm currently running version 2.3.6 (which was pre-loaded on the phone). I really like the way Ice Cream Sandwich looks, so I would like to ...
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Change own phone number in ICS

I've change the SIM in my Galaxy-Nexus-S. Under Settings -> About phone -> Status there still is the old phone number and I cannot manage to change it. I've seen this answer which is outdated. ...
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How can I root my Nexus S?

I recently unlocked the bootloader on my Nexus S, and I am looking at ways to finish rooting it. Every reference I find seems to be written assuming non-Google hardware, but the Nexus S is supposed ...
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Call settings missing in settings after updating to Ice Cream Sandwich

I updated my Google Nexus S to Android 4.0.3. Now the call settings seems to be missing and video calling is not working. When I hard boot the device it shows "LOCK STATE -LOCKED".
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how do you delete specific contacts in ICS?

I have a Nexus S phone just updated to ICS. This forum was very helpful in finding out ICS' now more cumbersome way to delete specific calls from call logs. Thank You. It's a new year, and I want to ...
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Nexus S 'flashes' screen when locking

When I lock my Nexus S, the screen flashes once: It turns black, then the home screen appears again very shortly, then it's black again. Do you have this aswell with a Nexus S on ICS 4.0.3? Is there ...
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Force GPU rendering in ICS. How does this affect system performance?

I thankfully discovered the option to force GPU rendering of apps in the system settings of ICS. So far, I did only notice a difference with one app: Twitter for Android was very annoying to use ...
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Windows 7 complains that Nexus S driver is missing

When I connected my Nexus S to my PC running Windows 7 Professional (32-bit) via USB cable, the system installed a handful of drivers before complaining that the Nexus S driver wasn't installed. I ...
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ICS: how to get to browser home page?

Newbie ICS question: how do I get back to my browser home page? My Nexus S was OTA-upgraded yesterday to Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3 from 2.3 (Gingerbread), and I'm still finding my way around. On ...
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ICS: any way to restore the “combined view” email notification I had on Gingerbread?

My Nexus S was OTA-upgraded yesterday to Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3 from 2.3 (Gingerbread). I use the stock mail app with two email accounts. On Gingerbread, if I got new emails in both accounts, I ...
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WiFi on my Nexus S no longer works after update to ICS - How can I troubleshoot or fix this?

I just updated My Nexus S to ICS today and everything is working properly except for WiFi. It shows the network's SSID but says it is "Out of range". How can I fix this?