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Can Samsung patch security faults on their devices by an update?

There was an exploit that turns Samsung Galaxy phones into remote bugging devices (reference: ArsTechnica) As many as 600 million Samsung phones may be vulnerable to attacks that allow hackers to ...
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How to delete SU binaries without root?

My Android device used to be properly rooted, I had root access to things, but the root manager (old version of vRoot, no computer) was a virus. So, I deleted the root program and I was gonna root ...
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How can I change the default due date for emails I flag for follow-up?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 running Lollipop. In the stock "Email" app, I have the ability to flag messages for follow-up but for some reason when I press the flag icon, it sets the due date for the ...
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Samsung keyboard security bug - was patch released?

Last month, a security flaw affecting the bundled (and unremovable) keyboard app used in many Samsung devices (S4, S5, S6) was announced: New exploit turns Samsung Galaxy phones into remote bugging ...
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How to update Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus phone apps via USB cable connection?

I cant seem to be able to connect to the software update server for some reason by using my basic 3G connection (which works by the way). The error message goes as follows: "Failed to update software....
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Bluetooth disconnects after 30 mins

After 30 mins of bluetooth being enabled , without warning it becomes disabled (while in continual use). Bluetooth , currently enabled : But becomes disabled (greyed out) after 30 mins. As it ...
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SIM card not recognized in Galaxy Tab S

I have sent my tablet back to Samsung 3 times. It is currently back with support. After the first time, I began to have problems with the SIM card not being read. It was intermittent in the first ...
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hangouts and play services

All my friends are chatting over hangouts and I feel left out. So I installed hangouts to be a part of their chats. I love hangouts on the computer and was super excited about getting it on my phone (...
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Can android 2.3 be located through android device manager?

I'm willing to buy a Galaxy Y Duos just to track my car and I'd want to know if its android 2.3 supports being tracked by the android device manager on my PC? I just need to set up a google account, ...
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Wi-fi turns on when I boot my phone

For the past few days the wi-fi on my phone has been automatically turning on whenever I boot up my phone (Samsung Galaxy Light, SGH-T399) when it's fully turned off or restarted. To address the last ...
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PTP but not MTP

I have a Samsung Galaxy Express with Android 4.1.2. When I connect my phone over USB, it connects as a media device. The only option I see is Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP): I cannot choose MTP (...
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How can I root my Samsung Dart (SGH-T499)?

I've seen several sites using SuperOneClick, but can't seem to find a legitimate download link to it. (The original site, shortfuse.org was down). I then saw TowelRoot, but it tripped Norton, saying ...
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Linux Deploy: Making new disk image (size) … fail

I am trying to use Linux Deploy on my rooted Galaxy S3 with Android 4.3 / Slimkat 4.4.4. But when I press install: Updating configuration file ... done >>> begin install Checking mount ...
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where do you find menu in contacts in android 2.2.1 (samsung galaxy pop)

Where do you find menu in contacts in Android 2.2.1 (Samsung Galaxy Pop)?
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S4 - Cant hear the caller

I recently did a software update on my Samsung S4, and now I cannot hear the caller, but they can hear me on calls. I did a factory reset and the issue still persists. Does anybody have any ...
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How to tell what band frequency my Galaxy S5 is on via AT commands

The closest thing I have found is: AT$QCBANDPREF? I simply am just trying to query what band the device is on....say connected to Band 17 LTE.
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Samsung WhatsOn Video won't unintsall/disable

I tried to uninstall/disable it but the "Disable" and "Show notifications" are greyed out -- I have not rooted phone. I am running Android 4.2.2 on a GT-19205 Mega. Note that the normal "Whatson" app ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 update deleted Play Store and a bunch of other Google apps

Today my Galaxy S3 alerted me that there was an update to Push Services available. For once I actually thought "hey, let's not dismiss this update" and went through the whole process. There were no ...
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How do I sync S Planner in Galaxy S5 with Galaxy Note 10.1?

I am trying to sync the data from S Planner in my Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 to my new Galaxy S5. Sync Settings (Settings > Accounts > Sync) on both devices show that I have ticked all the boxes ...
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Google calender: syncronisation into the future limeted for one year ahead?

in my calender-app (aCalender+, but also at the google calender app) on my samsung smartphone, I link to a google calender, where I imported the bavarian holidays from http://www.schulferien.org/iCal/....
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How to convert Samsung Backups

I backed up my calendar and contacts with Samsung Kies and switched then to cyanogen mod. The problem is now that I can't transfer the data back via Kies. Is there a converter for the samsung ...
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Samsung galaxy trend FM radio sound not going to earphones

my mom has Samsung galaxy trend android phone and she is having problems with earphones. She wants to listen to FM radio but the sound is not going to the earphones but plays through speakers. Are ...
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Samsung Ace 3 - S7270 - Wifi and recovery mode problem

My Samsung Ace 3 does not detect any Wifi networks, and it cannot connect to Kies. My wifi network is fine, and there are lots of wifi networks in the area, but my SGA3 does not detect any of them (...
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How to select specific folders to sync with Dropbox or OneDrive?

I've just bough a phone with Android, a Galaxy Note 3, and I have no experience with it, but I would like to have all my photo albums syncing to a cloud storage service. I've tried OneDrive and ...
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How to flash Android onto an empty Samsung GT-P3100 (OMAP4430)

I'm about to purchase a replacement motherboard for a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (GT-P3100) as the original one has developed a hardware fault. Unfortunately the sellers (eBay) won't say if Android (or ...
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Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition won't play video fullscreen

My galaxy note 10.1 (2014 edition) tablet used to be able to show netflix and youtube and other video links fullscreen. Now, the video quality drops dramatically and skips to black screens between ...
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accidentally deleted the samsung apps app that I need to use for my phone and gear2 watch. how can it be reinstalled?

accidentally deleted the samsung apps app that I need to use for my phone and gear2 watch. how can it be reinstalled if it's not in Google or anywhere else?
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Samsung s3 makes “plugged in” noises while charging

I have recently bought a third party USB cable. I am still using the original wall adapter that I got. Now, I noticed that while charging, it sometimes makes the "plugged in" sound as if I had just ...
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Flashing stock rom through cwm

Can I flash a stock rom through cwm? I have a rooted Galaxy Mega, with cwm installed and want to upgrade to the new kit kat samsung firmware. Thanks.
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Samsung Galaxy S2 vibration

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 and when i am on the phone with someone and i get a text message while i am in a call, is it normal for my phone to not vibrate and alert me of a msg?
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Remove a SMS from my outbox

It happens to me something very annoying ... I sent an pro SMS by mistake to the wrong customer ... I realized it instantly, so I removed my battery immediately and restarted my phone (Samsung galaxy ...
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Odin 4.38 not detecting my GTS5570(froyo)

I have a samsung galaxy mini(or pop) running 2.2 froyo. I want to flash custom roms in it. I tried using Odin but it doesnt detect my phone. Any idea what the problem might be? I have searched online ...
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Device became slow after upgrade

After upgrading to Jellybean(4.2) my device became slow. I have done several resets, but still have the same problem. How do I go back to 4.1 or can this issue be fixed?
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App to lock phone with PIN

Device: Samsung Galaxy SGH-S730G Android: 4.0.4 When my phone is on me, I don't want to use a PIN, password, or pattern on my lock screen. I just want to swipe to unlock quickly. However, if I leave ...
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How does the Samsung Galaxy wake-command work?

How does the Samsung Galaxy wake-command work? Is the microprocessor always on? Or does it wake when it detects sound?
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how to add user in samsung galaxy note 10.1 2014 LT Edition ? i cannot see this feature in my device

i bought samsung galaxy note 10.1 2014 LTE edition from malayasia and cannot see "add users" settings in device manager. My tablet has andfoid 4.3 version and need help as i want to create restricted ...
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Samsung Galaxy S Captivate stuck at the boot screen

I have a Galaxy S Captivate and it has been problematic ever since. I flashed various stock roms (with and without bootloaders) in download mode and the phone always gets stuck at the boot screen (AT&...
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Samsung Galaxy Note stopped vibrating

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 1 and it has quit vibrating. All the options for it are turned on but it has quit working. What do I do?
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Virtual machine of android with added samsung os layer?

Is there a way to run a virtual machine of android like in avd, or in genymotion, but with added os layer that samsung adds in their phones? Also emulating the usb ports that the phone have when you ...
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Samsung - Change password / log-in method with NFC

I had some NFC tags with my Xperia Sola. It could change settings if I touched the tags with the phone, and it was pretty useful. Can one use this "technology" with modern Samsung phones? Both ...
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Restore home-screen auto-rotation after wallpaper change

On a pretty new Galaxy S2+, the home screen used to rotate when the device was rotated. After switching the wallpaper of home screen (and perhaps lock screen as well), using the Photo app shipped with ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 - cannot get on 3G anymore

I have a Galaxy S3 mini on the EE network and until the 23rd December I have been able to use 3G on my mobile by turning the Mobile data on but now when I turn this on nothing happens. I have googled ...
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How do I have the contacts name only once a text comes?

on my samsung android 4.3 I turned off in messages settings preview, now when I receive a text I get "new text messages". When turned on I get the contacts name & some of the text written from the ...
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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 wont charge while on and battery is discharging

So after reformatting my phone, resetting to defaults, nothing has seem to work. I even took it to my cell provider to see the tech, they didn't do anything. Whats weird is that it had 20% and so i ...
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Impossibly difficult to track down original rom I8262BUUBAMG1

I have had no luck in trying to find a site that hosts the ROM for my galaxy core. Is there someplace that I am missing? I8262BUUBAMG1 I love the modded rom that Omkar$ mas made but the latest ...
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My GS4 won't boot to CWM?

So, I've tried flashing CMW a few times with different files, etc. ODIN says that the flashing was a success, and according to ROM Manager, it's installed. However, when I hold volume up and power and ...
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To connect a Samsung 10.1 Tab, Model GT-P 7500 to the Ethernet

I have purchased a BobjGear USB to RJ45 Compact Fast Ethernet Adapter made for Android Tablets, as well as a I-Tech USB 2.0 Fast Ethernet Adapter. I also purchased an Adapter Cable OTG for the ...
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My Samsung galaxy ace duos s6802 not getting detected in downloading mode.Drivers are fine Kies installed

I have tried My Samsung Galaxy 3 (GT-i5801) is not being detected by my PC -- What should I do? But when I dial *#7284# there is no option to change mode from PDA to Modem or Modem to PDA. Is there ...
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TecTiles and applications

Samsung promotes NFC via its TecTiles, which is a very interesting concept but i cant find lots of information about it, especially the need for an app. Do you know if a user that just want to "...
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Unrooting Stratospehre

I have a Stratosphere that I rooted a while back, but ever since, it has not been able to perform a system update. It would restart and everything, but then the update notification would still be ...