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Disable android Sensor only for Call

I'm using device GT i 9082, Android 6 AOSP ROM. My phone has a problem. While answering/dialing call, putting phone near to ear the screen goes off - this works fine but when taking phone off the ear ...
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Sound stops in mid-call (incoming sound only, outgoing sound is fine)

I have a bizarre problem and I don't know whether it's my phone (Samsung Galaxy S4), my Bluetooth headset (Plantronics Voyager Legend), my carrier (T-mobile) or our corporate conference call system (...
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Excessive data and battery usage with Samsung S7 on Android 6.0.1

Recently I bought a Samsung Galaxy S7. I had an S6 Edge, and no problems with Android OS data usage/battery drain. The big problem is, I don't know why, but Android OS is eating my mobile data and wi-...
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s pen: rotation sensitive?

I know, this is not 100% an android question. But maybe someone can help me. I'm trying to figure out, if the pen, that comes with the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 Tablet is rotation sensitive. And if ...
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Can I screen cast / screen mirror and use the phone at the same time?

I have a Samsung Galaxy 6 and Google Play Movies app running. I can screen mirror to the TV but as soon as I try to use my phone for other things like check my email the video stops playing. Is ...
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Samsung Galaxy S III red light flashing rapidly upon plug in

The short version: I can't turn my Samsung Galaxy S III on, and when I plug it in, I get a rapid flashing red light, but no other response. The long version: My Samsung Galaxy S III does not turn on. ...
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Grey circle background on app icons

I have a Samsung Galaxy S7 on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and I just looked at the home screen and some of my app icons have a grey circle around them. Is there any meanings of this? Is it possible to ...
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How to Install system app with SE Linux enforced on Galaxy s7 Android 6.0.1

first, sorry for my english :) i try to install a user app (installed in /data/app/) as system app on my new galaxy s7 : - Android 6.0.1 - Rooted - factory ROM I follow many tutorials : http://...
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Captive Portal detection causing phones to disconnect from Wi-Fi in intranet environment

Hello Android Enthusiasts! I am the manager of an Internet Cafe on a cruise ship, and we're being plagued by a persistent problem that I can't quite solve. We have a wireless network throughout the ...
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Read information from old Kies3 call log backup files

I have discovered that my Samsung Galaxy S3 phone has a limit in the number of items retained in the call log, after which the oldest calls are deleted. Having previously suspected that this could be ...
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Screen casting/mirroring between Nexus devices and Samsung TV

I have a Nexus 4 and a Nexus 10, both running latest version of Lollipop. I just bought a H6400 series Samsung TV, which supports "Screen Mirroring" aka "AllCast" in Samsung terminology. If I try to ...
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Sending a message on Viber when someone is offline

I sent a message to a friend who was offline on Viber. However the message isn't coming up from my end as 'sent'. I thought it would at least come up as 'sent' and once they are back online it would ...
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Where is the data for S Health stored?

I'm making a personal fitness tracker but I want to grab the days for sleep and heartbeat that gets stored on s health. Where is this stored in the filesystem (maybe an SQL lite db)?
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How can I root a Samsung Galaxy Note Pro (4.4 Kitkat) using Mac OS X (10.9 Mavericks)?

I've looked around for instructions on rooting a Samsung Galaxy Note Pro, but I've only found instructions for Windows computers. It seems that the Samsung ODIN ROM flashing tool is only available for ...
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How can I keep the music information on my vehicle's screen updated while playing music from my phone?

How do I get the screen in my truck to stay refreshed/updated while playing music (via bluetooth) on my Samsung Galaxy s4? The screen shows the first song's info like the song, artist etc. But when ...
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Disable all Samsung Stylus pen gestures (e.g. Samsung Galaxy Note)

When I hold the side button of my Samsung Galaxy Note's stylus pen pressed, it doesn't draw anymore but starts interpreting any stylus movement as a gesture (e.g. "go back", screenshot). Is there any ...
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Samsung stock email application won't show “sent” email on phone (using gmail account)

I use a Samsung Galaxy S III and I use the stock Samsung email application and widget (which also comes stock on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2). I have four gmail accounts linked to my phone and I have ...
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Will adb restore increment the custom binary flash counter?

With adb backup an archive of all apps and their data can be retrieved from the phone. I could not find any clear information which exact files and partitions are accessed during the process. If it ...
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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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S5 corded Desktop access

I changed some settings on my S5 to reduce battery drain. Now I can't plug my charging cord into a PC or laptop and access the phone card or SD card. Can't figure out what to "turn" back on ! Any ...
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Problem with Samsung Galaxy calls

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 Active mobile phone and for the past year suddenly I couldn't make a call. Whenever I was trying to answer or call someone I couldn't hear them and they couldn't hear me. I ...
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How do I change the phone number for incoming calls to international format on the mobile

My contacts have their phone number in the international format. It needs to be this way, otheriwse I can't call them from another country. As an example +64 21 1234567 But the incoming calls ...
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my text messaging app is suddenly displaying all my contacts with no conversations

My text messaging app instead of just displaying all my recent text messaging conversations has suddenly included ALL my contacts. My recent SMS conversations are swallowed up in the midst of all my ...
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Galaxy S6 Folder is Empty on PC

I connected my Galaxy S6 to my PC (Windows 7) for the first time. My computer installed the driver successfully and the device is showing under "Removable Storage." When I click on the device from ...
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All apps close when phone starts and won't stay open when manually activated

Okay, so my dad is completely technology illiterate. He doesn't even understand that you don't click on internet popups. He's got a phone with Android 5.1.1 and he says he downloaded an app called ...
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Contacts showing as “Unknown name” on Samsung Galaxy S6

As per the below image contacts sync'd from online servcies are coming through as "Unknown name" I have used the contacts sync within "Accounts" using Gmail, Outlook.com and Yahoo but keep getting ...
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How to copy the System folder in stock ROM?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 sm-n900, i copied the 'system' folder from the root directory to my computer, i used the JoelDroid Lollipop Batch Deodexer to deodex my system, now i wiped my original ...
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Is there a way to change a restricted user to a FULL user

I created an account on my Samsung Android tablet for my son. It was restricted so he could not purchase anything. We now want to purchase some in-app stuff and it shows me an error that he does not ...
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What is the Difference in SBOOT, ABOOT, and BOOT on a Samsung Device

So I am trying to remove FRP on a phone, and I need to flash SBOOT in Odin. However, I can't get the SBOOT file to remove FRP. So what is the difference and how can I get the SBOOT file, because it is ...
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HTC stuck at logo screen while entering recovery mode

I want to install Kitkat 4.4.2 Rom to my HTC Sensation XL android phone. I followed instructions and I installed CWM (ClockWorkMod) but I can not enter recovery choice. When I click on that there ...
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Blank screen boot loop on SM-T211

I have a Samsung SM-T211 (India) tablet and am using it for 2 years. I have rooted it using ODIN and TWRP (android 4.4.2) based on online tutorials and it is working fine. Couple of days back when I ...
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Upgrading android on device with small memory

Hi I have an android Core Prime with 8GB internal storage and a 16GB sd card Currently it has andriod 4.4.4 installed It has downloaded an upgrade to 5.1.1 It says it requires 3gb of space for the ...
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Reasons for full disk encryption differences between Nexus & Samsung

I have Nexus 7 and Samsung Note 4. I'm guessing that they are representative of Nexus and Samsung Android devices, respectively. Regarding full disk encryption, Nexus full disk encryption is ...
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Difference between bootloader and Download mode in Samsung Galaxy tablets

I'm working on Samsung Galaxy Tab tablets, specifically with Tab 3 (SM-T210) and Tab 4 (SM-T230), and being learning a bit about the boot and recovery images and the bootloader. I have not being able ...
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Password not working?!?!

Ok this is so frustrating... The Problem im having is i set a new password on my note 5, the password will work to get me into the phone but i want to change it to fingerprint but when i go into ...
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Locked phone-google account info not working to unlock-can't use device manager

My Samsung Galaxy is locked due to me letting my grandbabies draw incorrect pattern too many times. Screen on phone says"to unlock, sign in with your Google account". I have tried this. Phone ...
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Samsung Galaxy S6 touchscreen sensitivity

Is there a way to adjust the touchscreen sensitivity on the Samsung Galaxy S6? I feel like I am going to damage the screen with how hard I have to press to accomplish anything. Typing takes forever ...
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HTC Contacts Backup .VEF file

I have backup-ed my contacts. I got .vef file. How to use the .vef file in samsung mobile. I cant open the .vef file. Is it possible to convert .vef to .vcf ?. Or any other methods available to ...
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Connecting Xbox 360 wireless controller to Samsung galaxy tab 3

I am attempting to connect a wireless Xbox controller to my tab 3 however after following the instructions Here and Here but to no luck ive also tried using logcat to find out the vendor and product ...
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Duplicate homescreen shortcuts for apps and contacts

How do I stop my Samsung Note 5 from putting two icons for each app installed on my home page? My contacts are also being duplicated, but not just once, some up to 15 times. Average is 8 times per ...
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How do I set up my Sprint Samsung Galaxy Note 5 as a hotspot for free?

I've tried downloading several apps from the app store but they do one of two things; they either hang and don't work, or they bring up the phone's hotspot screen and ask me to pay for the service. ...
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Why doesn't Note 2(N7100) recognize external hard drive but Honor 6 does?

I have two cell phones Note2 and Honor 6. Both are rooted, and run 4.4.2 Both have a battery of same capacity 3100mAh. I can connect any of two external hard drives WD passport and WD Elements of 1 TB ...
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How do I change the storage directory for Playstore apps in a device running lollipop?

Just wanted to change my storage directory from internal storage to SD card, unfortunately , I am unable to do this.Could anyone provide a solution ? The device I am using is Samsung Tab S running ...
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How can I export contacts & SMS from broken Galaxy S3 and import them onto Google Nexus 6P?

I've got myself in a pickle. The screen AND buttons on my Galaxy S3 have broken, so I've acquired a Nexus 6P phone. My old contacts and SMS messages are stored on the Galaxy S3 phone itself. I am able ...
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Anker Keyboard not working with Samsung 10.1 2014 tablet running 4.4.2

The blue tooth Anker key board used to work with my tablet but started behaving weirdly after I upgraded to Android 4.4.2. It connects and appears to work but once I type "n" it will begin to repeat ...
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no such ctrl error message from OV5642 camera driver

I am running a third party android application that scans QR code using a camera. When the application connects to the camera I get a device Error message on the minicom terminal OV5642 1-003c: ...
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Outgoing call is not working after lollipop 5.0.1 update in Samsung Galaxy A5

I have updated my mobile from kitkat to lollipop. After I updated Outgoing call is not working on 2nd Sim. On First Sim am using IDEA(sim card) and on Second Sim am using AIRCEL(sim card). So from ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 touch stops responding while holding

The tablet works fine with "normal" use (internet browsing, taking pictures, recording video, using youtube, playing movies, writing texts, etc) but whenever I use it to play a game that requires me ...
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How do I export links from my bookmarks to Dropbox

I have collected many bookmarks on my Samsung Galaxy S3. Many of these I wish to use on my desktop computer. How do I export all the links from all the bookmarks on my phone and put them where Dropbox ...
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Skip an OTA update straight to next version, on Galaxy S4

My not rooted Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 has received notification of an OTA update. By the size I know it's for Android 4.4.2 KitKat. I know the phone provider has already released an OTA update for 5.0 ...