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Odin3 v3.10.6 stops at aboot.mbn

Trying to update Freedompop (Sprint) Galaxy S4 to Lollipop 5. Odin3 recognizes phone, checks MD5 file OK. After clicking Start it progresses but stops and last progress line says "aboot.mbn". Phone ...
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Samsung Grand Neo GT-I9060 (MediaTek MT6575) Blurred Coloured screen

My friend's phone Samsung Grand Neo GT-I9060 cloned MT6575 When I check info with MTKDroidTools I get different Info Hardware : MT6575 Model : GT-I9082 Build number : ALPS.JB.MP.V1.16 Build ...
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Android says Damaged SD card at EVERY card

I faced a problem with my 32 GB SD Card on Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime. Device says Damaged SD card. I changed it to a brand new (also 32 GB) SD card... And problem didn't gone. Each card read perfect ...
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GPS is not working in Samsung SM-J320F device

I have tested with 3-4 GPS location apps in my Samsung SM-J320F device but still not getting location by using GPS. It's working fine to get Network based location. But i don't understand why it's ...
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SD card pin number

I am trying to transfer data from Galaxy S to Galaxy 4. Need SC PIN number for Galaxy S. I cannot download the Smart Switch app to the Galaxy S, need to transfer manually. Need the PIN number from ...
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Smasung s3 losing connection

I have been facing this problem of using my Samsung s3 since last couple of months. The connection seems to give away when i use my mobile phone. The connection bar charts keep coming and going , and ...
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Can you change user agent and device info on non-rooted phone?

For example, I have Samsung Galaxy and use android Chrome but I would like to fake it so that the user-agent shows I'm using HTC One and some other browser. Is this possible on a non-rooted phone or ...
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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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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 : ...
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Cannot access Internet

My wife is using a i9000 SamSung. She receives Gmail, no problems, downloaded updates for Samsung Apps, but cannot access Internet( or YouTube, Google search etc) even when shown as connected to my ...
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Can´t update apps through mobile data.

Just restored to factory defaults and I can´t seem to update any app through mobile data, it needs wifi. Im on a Samsung Galaxy S5 android version 5.0
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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 ...
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Where on an Android device can I find information about the make, model, etc of the device?

I don't own a smartphone and I don't use Android but other than that I'm a tech guy (-: My father has a Samsung Android phone but doesn't know what model it is and it has no markings on the case. I ...
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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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Can't see audio & video files of android phone in PC

I connect my phone to my PC through USB cord and select MTP mode. When I open SD card then I can transfer only photos , but I can't transfer my audio and video files. First I copy some video and then ...
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Tampered phone - Consistent Denial-Of-Service on device

I believe my ex did something to me phone. Everything has led me here. Please help. Recently, my phone will stop working unless he is around. I have been seeing my email on FaceBook to turn to ...
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Swipe required before pattern unlock on Marshmallow 6

I have pattern screen lock set on Samsung S6, and with the marshmallow 6 upgrade I must swipe before I get the pattern. Can I disable the required swipe, and just open to the pattern unlock screen?
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How to edit /system/bin/lpr in Samsung S4 i9295 running 5.0.1 Lollipop

How do I edit /system/bin files in Android since after 4.x? Has something changed? I seem to recall just opening the file playlpm on the device in a text editor and seeing and making needed ...
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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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I've been locked out of my Snapchat account??? (Can't log in anymore, no matter what)

It's just like that. I had the original account and after I updated the app via Play Store, it won't let me log in to my own account! I've already changed the password several times, but nothing ...
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I have six Samsung Galaxy Avants that I can't do much with

So the owner of my company upgraded our employee phones to something more current. He was going to literally just throw away six perfect condition galaxy avants with cases and chargers until I asked ...
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Incoming Message not receiving my mobile

Hi this is vijay kumar am using samsung galaxy s2 mobile since last one week am not receiving any kind of incoming messages in my mobile. Kindly help me on that issues. 1. I tried message centre no. ...
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how to open the Task Switcher + “Active Applications” viewer on Samsung Galaxy Core + Lollipop 5.1.1

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 running Android 4.4.4 Kitkat, and a Samsung Galaxy Core running Lollipop 5.1.1. On my Galaxy S4, if I hold down the home button, I get the task switcher and in the lower ...
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What is the difference between Samsung 4 files(Repairing firmware) and Single firmware file for flashing?

I was flashing a Samsung device with a single file (tar.md5 format) and i saw some people are working with 4 files(Repairing firmware) to fixing the most and actually, Any problems with those 4 files ...
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Cannot connect to server

When I try to open a game app (Hay Day) using cellular data, I get a message: Cannot connect to server. I did a software update, didn't help. The app opens when I use WiFi. I have a Samsung tablet. ...
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How can I seamlessly make my phone a network drive?

Back when I had an LG G2, it had this awesome feature called Wireless Storage. If you're not familiar with it, it essentially allowed you to tap a button to instantly turn your internal storage into a ...
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read the chip info from built-in NFC chip in mobile phone

As I know, there is built-in NFC chip at the back of mobile phone such as samsung. So I would like to read the built-in chip info from that mobile phone. Is that possible or silly question?
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SM-P900 Stuck in boot loop and reports “E: failed to mount /efs (invalid argument)” in recovery mode

On power on the tablet goes into a boot loop with the samsung logo. Booting into recovery mode, at the bottom of the screen, is the following error E: failed to mount /efs (invalid argument) I've ...
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Can't connect Samsung S7 to Mac

Basically I'm trying to run my application on a Samsung S7 but my Mac isn't recognizing the device. I've tried installing Android File Transfer and it doesn't recognize it either. USB Debugging is ...
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How does cf-autoroot works on Samsung devices?

I'm exploring CF-Autoroot Odin package for Samsung device. It contains two files: cache.img and recovery.img. cache.img contains the following files: cfar-cleanup.sh — script that removes ...
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Text bubble randomly changing color on Galaxy S6's stock Messaging app on Android 6.0

I have a Galaxy S6 through Sprint and just upgraded to Android 6.0. Since the OS upgrade, my text messages have been seemingly randomly changing color. The text is always the same color, but the ...
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Samsung mobile not getting charge when switch on

I am using SAMSUNG DUOS2. Its not getting charge when its switched on. But there is no problem in charging when switched off. Not charging in both I tried USB as well as wall charger. Android ver : ...
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How can I hide the night time hours in Samsung's “S planner” calendar?

I am using the "S planner" calendar on Samsung galaxy note 2 (Android 4.4.2). I never make appointments between 12am and 6am and I want to hide these hours from the view. i.e. Apparently the same ...
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What controls the text preview in notifications?

I am new to Android (on Samsung S7 now), and trying to understand the basic (so that I can drill more into details later). My notifications (emails) show the sender and email title, but not the email ...
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On-device calendar exists?

I am coming from iOS to my first Android (Samsung Galaxy S7) and having hard time adjusting. The first thing that is throwing me off is lack of a calendar app. The phone came with Samsung's own ...
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How do I record calls on Viber, Skype, Whatsapp, Voxer, Google, Facebook, etc?

There seem to be apps for recording for local or international calls but none for Internet calls. Some apps on the Google Play Store claim to be able to record calls on Viber or Skype. I even found ...
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horizontal and vertical blue lines across screen, galaxy note 5

I have blue horizontal and vertical lines across my screen(galaxy note 5) This happened once before and I was told to take it to best buy to refresh it. It worked well for 5 months, but is back. I ...
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Is a factory reset from recovery different from one started in the OS?

Galaxy S4 I9505 on 5.1 Stock Handset has stability issues and I can't find a clear answer if a factory reset started in the OS runs the same process as one started via recovery?
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Internal Memory does not show up in the Computer(file Explorer)

I have Samsung GT-I19082 Galaxy Grand duos. When I connect it to my computer, it does not show the internal memory nor sdcard memory. When I switch to Camera memory option in the Phone, internal ...
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Increasing memory of Samsung Galaxy XCover 3

Having Samsung Galaxy XCover 3 (8GB internal memory) and 64GB SD card, what is the best way to use the card? Apparently you can not save apps to SD card, just a part of it, and it has to be visible, ...
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Root Samsung Galaxy XCover 3

how to root Samsung Galaxy XCover 3? I tried one-click-root-apps as KingoRoot and OneClickRoot but it does not work for me. I have Android 5.1.1 installed and I can connect to phone from Windows 7 ...
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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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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 Note N7000 Stuck on booting screen

My phone seems to have somehow managed to brick itself. I was using it for wifi tethering via usb to my laptop. All was good until I unplugged it. It started restarting itself but never fully starting ...
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odin twrp install hangs galaxy s7 edge G935

I have a new Verizon S7 Edge. I want to flash twrp using odin. I am using Windows 10 Odin 3.10.1 twrp-3.0.0-1-hero2lte.tar.md5 My phone settings are: USB debugging on OEM Unlock on Android ...
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ODIN configuration file - elements' meanings

I started this question in order to have more light shed on a tool that's used by almost all the Samsung device owners that perform operations such as flashing: ODIN. Since there's already a good ...
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Heavy battery drain on 3G with screen on [Note 3]

I have Note 3 (SM9005) with stock android 4.4.4. Lately I noticed that when I have 3G enabled and I'm using my device (browsing internet, reading pdf's, using comunicators), battery drains very fast ...
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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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Galaxy S7 display settings for gaming

In Settings > Display and wallpaper, there is an option for Screen Mode with options for: Adaptive Display AMOLED cinema AMOLED photo Basic I set mine to Basic but regardless of this setting, when ...
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samsung mega gt-i9152 camera flash is flashing and the phone wont start

My phone was working fine today. I went out and when I got back the screen was blank and the camera flash was flashing away like crazy. I pulled the battery, flash and sim and waited a while and when ...