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Why can't a keyboard on the Samsung Galaxy S3 collect passwords?

When I enable an input method (a keyboard app) on a Nexus device, I see the following confirmation message: This input method may be able to collect all the text that you type, including personal ...
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Any way to have Location services turn itself off after a time limit?

Can I have Location services turn itself off automatically after a certain time is reached (let's say 10 minutes)? I normally leave it off save for some applications (Maps, etc) but sometimes I forget ...
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What precisely is CloudAgent process? Its files eats space like crazy

I have bunch of usual stuff going on in my phone (Samsung Grand, Android 4.1.2) like app auto-updates, Twitter, Dropbox, etc. Most of the time it's clear what the network-related settings for them are ...
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How does Samsung implement SD card encryption?

My android device just stopped working. I still have my SD card, but all data in it is encrypted. Encryption has been performed at file level, so I have the directory structure and filenames in plain ...
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Disable badges on Samsung Galaxy devices

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 with Android 4.1.2 JellyBean. When I get notifications in SMS or from Facebook, I see a red notification with number (notification badges) on the application icon on home ...
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How to be sure that you are not tracked with anti-theft software or similar when using tab previously owned by someone?

I have seen the amount of pictures and personal data an anti-theft software can dig on person using a stolen phone. How can one make sure that he is not tracked through similar software when using a ...
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What happens when you connect an Android phone to another Android phone?

I've just connected my HTC Butterfly to a Galaxy Note 3 (micro-USB to female USB -> Male USB to micro-USB)... And nothing really happened. What is supposed to happen? Am I able to view the other ...
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Change the week start on Clock alarms

Is there a way to change the start of the week to Monday (instead of Sunday) in the default clock program? Note that my local is set to English (UK) so it should be the default but is not. I am ...
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Can't delete file in download folder

A few days ago, I downloaded a file of 1.9gb to my phone using the utorrent app. Utorrent downloaded the file automatically to my internal storage, and since I only had 2 gigs of free space, the ...
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Galaxy Note 2: Disable MTP/PTP

When I connect my HTC Sensation (firmware: CM 10) to some PC I need to enter a passcode (to unlock the phone) and explicitly allow mounting as usb drive. But when I connect SGN2 it enables MTP or PTP ...
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SIM Card not detected after encrypting device

I have a Samsung Galaxy Pocket Neo (Model GT-S5310B) running Android 4.1.2 The device is not rooted and the update notifier tells me I have the latest available version installed. Today I tried ...
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Is my device vulnerable to the SwiftKey update bug? (June 2015)

Quoth The Independent: There are usually protections in place that stop hackers from performing what is called a “man in the middle attack”, by encrypting communication with the server, as well as ...
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Samsung p7510 versus p5110 : what are the main differences? [closed]

I'm in a tight schedule to buy someone a tablet in the ipad2-range, but I want to buy an Android device. After some research I decided to buy the Samsung Tab 10.1" P5110 (I don't need 3G). However ...
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Persistent download notification on Galaxy S3 running Android 4.3

My Galaxy S3 from Sprint keeps showing me that a file (a picture) has been downloaded. I deleted the downloaded file after a day or two, yet the notification still pops up and when I tap on it, it ...
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Samsung Galaxy S III (S3) Won't Connect via USB with Android File Transfer with MacBook Pro - Mountain Lion

I saw some similar questions along these lines with newer Samsung devices, but I will post a question here anyway in case an answer for me ends up being an answer different than that for someone else. ...
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Some program is showing ads on my desktop… How can I catch it?

Some program keeps showing me ads on the main page every now and then. It's extremely annoying, and I'm unable to catch it. Is there a way I can detect it to remove it? When the ad shows up, I try to ...
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Are Samsung firmware updates regional?

Silly straightforward question: are updates to Samsung devices firmware regional, meaning that US may get an update earlier than South America or EU? Also: who controls those updates? Do they depend ...
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Is there a “temporary root” for Samsung phones?

I have a Samsung stellar from Verizon. I want to temporarily root it (I think the iPhone/iPod one is a tethered root). After I restart my phone, I want it to act like it never was rooted. Ever. If I ...
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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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How to (unhide WhatsApp contact / remove WhatsApp account) in Samsung Galaxy S5?

Please be patient for me to explain the situation. This seems to be an odd case to me, but it could happen to everyone using Android. I make this specific to Samsung Galaxy S5 because this problem ...
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Using PIN instead of a password for encryption on Galaxy S5

I have a brand new Galaxy S5 with Kitkat (4.4.2) and am required to encrypt it for work. I greatly prefer to use the PIN lock screen instead of the password due to the annoyance of having to type in ...
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Can't play video in gallery

The phone I am using is a Samsung galaxy s6 edge with the latest software installed. One I have recorded a video of some sort, I go to the gallery to check what the video is like. As I click on the ...
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AbsListView on Samsung Galaxy's logcat running Android 4.3 JellyBean

I've been having an issue on my Galaxy S4 following the 4.3 update whereby it will occasionally reboot the phone then go into a reboot loop. If connected to a charge the loop will stop and the battery ...
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Is it possible to clone a Phone then flash image on other phones?

Background I deal with a lot of Galaxy S5s and spend a considerable amount of time duplicating the settings and installing the same applications on each. Because of the repetitive nature, I'm sure ...
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Why can't I delete pictures I've sent in Google Hangouts in my gallery?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note III(3) and when I open my gallery there is a folder for each hangout conversation that contains images I have sent. Is there a way to delete the pictures or folders from ...
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Remote icon on Galaxy S6 Edge

I suddenly have a new strange symbol on my S6 Edge screen and have no idea what it is but if I touch it, it locks my phone up. The only way I can get it unlocked is by swiping the edge. I'm able to ...
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Change the Samsung's “Quick Settings” background color Or Remove Quick Settings

I have Samsung galaxy core 2 Phone. I just want to change the background color (The Dull Blue Colored one) of the quick settings tab. I tried it by using Wanam Xposed. It has many options, but I can't ...
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How to write SMS by dragging fingers

I was shown that with the messaging app (texting), I can drag my finger along the letters so it writes! How do I do that? I've been looking at my phone forever & I really wanna know.
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Galaxy Star fails Custom recovery flashing

I've tried to flash my Galaxy Star Advance (SM-G350E) with ClockWorkMod recovery 6.0.2.9 using Odin and it has said "Success". But the stock recovery still exists and nothing has been flashed! How to ...
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Where is Settings.apk on Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 (4.4.2)

I can't find Settings.apk file in /system/app directory. I use the latest stock firmware. Where can I find this APK on this device?
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My whatsapp icon is missing

My WhatsApp icon has recently disappeared from my phone completely. It's neither on the home screen, nor the main menu. When I go to the Google Play store, it shows that it's part of my installed ...
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How to display my heart rate on the Samsung “Android Wear” Smartwatch?

I have a Samsung Gear Live Smartwatch that says it has a heart rate sensor. How can I see the output of this sensor?
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Lockdown pro suddenly stopped working. Is there anyway to un/reinstall?

I had Lockdown pro app installed and everything was working fine until the latest update from Samsung which brought some new features such as battery app optimizing. Now the Lockdown pro no longer ...
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Samsung Galaxy GT-S5300B dead / bricked (?)

I own a Samsung Galaxy Pocket (GT-S5300B) and, last week, I mistakenly erased a partition issuing the command: cat /dev/block/mmcblk0p1 > /dev/zero (It was either that or /proc/mmcblk0p1, I ...
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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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How do you turn off developer mode on an s5?

I turned developer options 'off', but is there anything else that needs to be done? Not my phone so don't want to mess anything up :-)
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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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After Firmware update keeps rebooting my galaxy s4

I recently updated my galaxy s4, and since then it keeps randomly rebooting. I have tried google for some solutions. I have tried a number of steps, such as taking battery out, clearing the cache, ...
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Android adb: “device unauthorized” message, but can't boot device to confirm authroization

I managed to get stuck in a boot loop after installing the Chainfire 3D driver on a Galaxy Tab 3. I can boot into the recovery mode (and download mode) but when I try to establish a connection using ...
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How can I have a different lock screen photo every time?

is it possible to always have the same lock screen photo and wallpaper, I want a different photo every time I open my phone. I got an app that can change my wallpaper but is it possible to make it ...
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Android Wear smartwatch Samsung Gear Live won't turn on, while charging

I have the Android Wear smartwatch Samsung Gear Live and it wont turn on. When I'm trying to turn it on while charging (and it was charging for at least 3 hours) it will show the initial logo, then ...
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Phone interrupted during update

I was updating my phone using Kies and the download was interrupted. My phone now has a black screen with a little phone, a yellow triangle with an exclamation point, and a computer on it. I cannot ...
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What is this fingerprint bar on my phone?

I've had this phone for a few months now. During normal usage today, this thing suddenly appeared. Tapping, long-pressing, swiping did nothing. It persisted above everything, even the keyboard (as ...
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Samsung Galaxy S4 will not boot, turns off after 2 seconds

My Samsung S4 does not fully boot. It turns off after two seconds after the Samsung screen and before the Cyanogen boot screen. How do I resolve this issue? I can't boot into recovery -- it never ...
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Where is the iTunes equivalent for Android?

I have searched this forum with no success for a few days, I apologize if this question has already been answered. I am a new Android user, switching from an iPhone to a Galaxy Note 3 with Ice Cream. ...
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Charge and USB keyboard through 1 USB port

I have a Samsung Tab E that only has one USB port. Can I charge the tablet and have a USB keyboard attached at the same time? I've tried a 3-way cable ( link to Amazon ) but it supplies power to the ...
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Not receiving WhatsApp messages unless I open the app when on 3G (on WiFi there is no delay)

I have recently bought a Samsung Galaxy S4, Android version 4.4.2, and for some reason I only receive my WhatsApp messages when I open the app. This only happens when I am on 3G. When connected to a ...
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Unable to Setup Google Account on Android 2.3

After Factory Reset, In order to use Play store and Gmail I want to setup Google account on Samsung GT-S6802. When I tries to setup Google Account, In-spite of right user-name and password, following ...
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Why can't I charge a Samsung phone?

I use a dual-port 2-amp charger with an Amazon Basics USB cable. This works perfectly fine to charge my Nexus 4 and the Nexus reports "AC" not "USB" as charging mode. From the recharge time it's also ...
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How to revert Hangouts to Google Talk in Samsung S4

I just updated my Android version to 4.3. However, Google Talk is replaced by Hangouts automatically. I don't like Hangouts, since I cannot see friends who are online/offline. I wish to revert to ...