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Samsung Galaxy J7 Software Update

I am going to update my Samsung Galaxy J7 but am worried, since a friend once updated his phone and it is no longer working. Will updating harm my phone?
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How to remove “Recent apps” when pressing Home?

When pressing "Home" button on my Samsung Galaxy Core Plus (Android 4.2.2, not rooted), I always get this "Recent apps" view, which I don't want. How to have the real home instead (i.e. desktop with ...
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Majority of apps deleted themselves (including Google Play services) on a Samsung device

My Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has developed an interesting fault. It happened one evening, after the phone shut down due to low power. Its symptoms: It has deleted (or appears to have deleted) most of ...
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What do I need to install Samsung's High Quality TTS?

I recently rooted my SM-C101 Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom with TWRP Recovery and removed all Samsung bloatware from the system Now I'd like to install the high quality version of the onboard Samsung TTS ...
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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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Samsung gt7562 usb not working

Since today morning i am trying to connect my phone to my pc,my phone is getting charge,but not able to connect in my computer. i tried code *#7284# and i get options [1]USB[*] [2]UART[] if i ...
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Samsung s7 only asks for fingerprint scan not giving option to enter password

My new Samsung S7 was restarted today with an android update from T-Mobile. When it turned on, I unlocked it using a password. After few uses today, the fingerprint scan failed and each time I try ...
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Weird display on screen before swipe lock Samsung Galaxy s6 edge plus

Pressed the onscreen button on my s6 edge this afternoon and a strange new display swipe screen is showing up - picture included. I have no idea where this came from and I have to swipe it just to get ...
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I can't delete files

I have an issue with my phone, the phone doesn't delete files. When I delete a file for example a 1 gig file or a game with that same size, the file is gone in the file manager, but the space on my ...
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Change screen unlock method (old Symbian style) on KitKat

Ever since I switched from Symbian to Android I missed a feature that I consider to be of extreme handiness. On my old Nokias, I had a short timer (like 10 seconds) that locked the screen in a simple ...
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Why are my downloads disappearing? Samsung S4 Mini

I cant find any of my downloads/photos that I saved to my internal memory, like pic attachments from text messages. They show in my downloads under gallery for a while then they disappear. I checked ...
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How to turn off Samsung Galaxy a3 if the screen doesnt work?

How do I turn it off? My screen is not broken it just stopped working and i tried to restart it by pressing the on/off button and volume down-button but it didnt work. Thanks for you if you can help ...
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Sound only plays the background of the audio when jack is in Samsung Galaxy SIII

The sound on my phone is working but like the back of the sound only. when i take the jack off the sound works perfectly fine. Please help here!
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Image captured and then deleted from gallery. Can it be recovered and get into wrong hands?

I have captured a photo with my samsung galaxy ace nxt phone, which has android os v4.4.2 kitkat. Then I have deleted it from my gallery. I haven't uploaded it anywhere, nor shared it anywhere else. ...
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Marshmallow Update for Samsung Galaxy Tab A [duplicate]

I have bought a Tab A for development, and I was hoping that I would be able to receive the latest update to Marshmallow. Seeing that it is one of the most recent models, it would be a no brainer not ...
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Galaxy S4 - automatically does things

last few weeks my S4 does a lot of things automatically. While on a phone it takes print screens, twice I hang up a call and suddenly GPS and auto rotate were on. Few times my call was suddenly quit. ...
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Screen turns “on” during calls- Samsung Galaxy A8

I have Samsung Galaxy A8 and from yesterday my screen doesn't turn off during call and my ear keeps on touching other things in display like hold calls ,mute etc, giving me trouble . What should I ...
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Samsung Galaxy s3 mini Wifi Connected but not working

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini and my Wi-Fi worked perfectly fine. Later, I went on my phone and my Wi-Fi said it was connected but when I went on social media and stuff it said it wasn't connected. ...
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Cannot transfer files from my Note 5 to my PC

(Sorry as my title isn't that specific) So basically on Saturday, my Note 5 started acting up and then formatted itself to the factory standard. So know basically what I'm trying to do now is use ...
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Samsung KNOX and SuperSU [duplicate]

I recently upgraded the SuperSU binary on my Samsung galaxy SIII and it prompted me to disable Samsung KNOX. What is Samsung KNOX?
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Group messaging on Samsung J2

How do you do group messaging on a Samsung J2? I can send out a group message but when people reply, it comes in as individual texts, not in a group conversation. I cannot find the option to turn on ...
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Why is “unfortunately, ims service has stopped” still appearing after factory reset?

I just updated this morning. And, sadly I got the error. I tried so many solutions, from safe mode to adjusting message settings to factory reset. After factory reset and wiping the cache, IMS Service ...
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Odin projects and versions

Trying to flash my old Samsung Galaxy Mini S5570. For this purpose I need to use some kind of software - Odin. I found several versions of odin project. Which one is real one and where is the ...
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After flashing TWRP with Odin, nothing happens and the OEM recovery is still there

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy S5, and after flashing the TWRP with Odin 3.07 and 3.10 I'm finding that my recovery is still the default. I'm using these instructions exactly. Android system Recovery &...
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Sometimes amoled display turns green or purple(tinted)

I am using samsung A500g since month but sometimes while using phone display turns slightly green or purple (tinted) in shade but as soon as i adjust brightness display becomes normal. Can this be ...
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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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The difference between NFC mode on Android (e.g. card mode, P2P mode)

On my Samsung Galaxy Note 4, there are two NFC modes: card mode and P2P mode. What is the purpose of these modes? Is there any other modes in NFC?
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Gear vr galaxy s6 edge plus

I have a Samsung Galaxy s6 edge plus from Verizon but I'm currently using it on page plus unlimited plan I recently bought a Samsung gear vr oculus headset and after I place the phone in it nothing ...
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How do I import my old contacts (from computer) into Samsung?

I had an iPhone and laptop (that was using LotusNotes) whose contacts were synchronised. I exported all the contacts into a .vcf file, containing hundreds of contacts. How do I import them into my new ...
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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 : http://...
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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 wi-...
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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 ...