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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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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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Where is the iTunes equivalent for Android? [closed]

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 ...
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Charging galaxy S4 wirelessly and wired at the same time

I got a Qi wireless charger cover for my Samsung Galaxy S4 along with the charger pad and I was wondering... What happens if I try to charge my phone wirelessly while it's plugged on the cabe at the ...
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How to unlock samsung tab with the fingerprint scanner not working

I have a samsung tab 2 and suddenly the fingerprint scanner stopped working and I'm not able to unlock my device. Now my device asking for backup password. Which as you all guess I do not remember. ...
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How can I track cause of “Android System” and “Android OS” battery usage

I've got a Samsung Galaxy SIII which quite suddenly, though it was in airplane mode the whole time, started to drain the battery in less than 6 hours. Updates to several bits of Samsung bloatware ...
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Switch to default keyboard in password fields

I primarily use SwiftKey keyboard on my Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablet. I want to find a way to automatically switch to the default Samsung keyboard when I enter a password. Currently I have to pull down ...
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Samsung Galaxy S6 on Verizon - capable of simultaneous voice and LTE w/o having to use VoLTE?

Does the Samsung Galaxy S6 on Verizon support using 4G LTE data while on a voice call without having to use VoLTE mode? It seems like a lot of newer phones don't support this. VoLTE might be fine if ...
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How do I take screenshots on a Samsung Galaxy A3?

I've been trying to take screenshots on my Samsung Galaxy A3 by using both the "home + lock" key combination and the "volume down + lock" key combination, and neither have worked. I don't want to ...
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Google Earth showing only a black screen on Samsung GT-S7582L, how to solve?

When I install Google Earth from Google Play, initially it works, you can see the 3D Earth centered in the screen. Then the first time tips appears, teaching you how to use the fingers to zoom, change ...
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Updating app that has newer version than the store it was bought in

I bought an app in the Samsung Play store, only to find out later that there is a newer version available in the Google play store. In case the developer doesn't update the Samsung offered version, ...
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What will I lose when I do a factory reset? [duplicate]

I have Locked myself out of my phone because I entered too many pattern attempts. I can't sign into my Google account because my wi-fi isn't turned on. So I need to factory reset it. I'm just ...
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How to convert .img to .tar to flash using Samsung odin tool?

I have downloaded touch recovery from clockworkmod website. How do I flash downloaded .img file using Odin / Mobile Odin tool?
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Fall back to pattern lock if fingerprint not recognised

Can I make my phone fall back to pattern lock (instead of password) if the fingerprint isn't recognised? I've got a Samsung Galaxy S6 with the stock rom, Android version 5.1.1. Ideally I'd like a way ...
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Resolving Credential storage issue

On Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 SMP600 when I try to to add a VPN I'm prompted for credential storage password. I have tried all the other solutions on SO and none of them worked. I have PIN code on the ...
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Screen light is on as long as the charger is connected

My Samsung Android GT-S5660 running 2.3.4 has its screen light on permanently as long as the charger is connected, and I don't know how to make it go off. I admit fooling around with buttons, ...
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How can I backup playlists or extract path+filename information from them (generated with builtin MP3-player)?

I like to extract playlist information (i.e. path and filenames) I've created on Android's builtin MP3-player, to copy it with the MP3 files to a bigger SDHC card. Playlist information is lost when ...
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can't uninstall app

My Samsung Galaxy Mega with Android 4.2.2 will not allow me to uninstall an app (Gravity Screen 1.80.8) even when I stop its running service. When I select it from downloaded apps the Stop and ...
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How do I change DNS settings for 3G? [duplicate]

So I can use Twitter. It is okay when I use WiFi. But in 3G I cannot change DNS.
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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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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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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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Busted Verizon Galaxy Note 5 screen, trying to use adb to unlock

Recently, I dropped my Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and busted the glass, lcd, digitizer, and maybe the speaker. Before, I try anything with replacing the broken parts, I would like to get the SMS database ...
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Samsung note 8 n5110, adb sideload <filename>

I have a soft-or-hard bricked Samsung Note 8, n5110 and now would like to rebuild it to a somewhat workable state. The device has a flaky power-charging system and may not be worth repairing. I use ...
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AT&T Samsung Galaxy S6 will not connect to WiFi automatically

I have an Asus TM AC-1900 WiFi router at home. We have a Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, iPhone 6 Plus and notebook computers. They are all able to connect to Wifi when I get home. However, the new ...
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SMS intercepted and edited before arriving?

I'm hoping someone here can help me with something. The other day I received a text message from someone and the latter half of it was odd and didn't have anything to do with the conversation. When ...
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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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Broken Samsung Galaxy S4 screen.. (not working) need little help [closed]

I have Samsung galaxy s4. I have broken screen which is not working and it's completely dark. Am I right that I need to change digitalizer and LCD screen ? I am looking to buy from ebay co uk, which ...
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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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Samsung S5 doesn't show USB icon

Whenever I plug a USB cable into my Samsung Galaxy S5 device, it won't show the USB icon, I don't see anything happening on my computer either, all that shows is that it's charging. I tried plugging ...
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Options For Samsung Galaxy S5 ACTIVE “SMG870W”- Users with Custom Rom compatibility?

I was wondering,besides any opinions based on the judgment of my decision to buy a Samsung Galaxy ACTIVE version of the S "SM-G870W", can the Samsung S5 Active be Flashed with any ROms, specifically ...
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How to re lock bootloader on samsung galaxy s5?

I have Unlocked Rooted Samsung Galaxy S5 recently it has been giving me a lot of issues and I want to send it to Samsung for repair meant. I understand that once you root your device you loose the ...
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Rooting the Samsung Galaxy LITE (SGH-T399)

I have recently purchased a Samsung Galaxy Lite (SGH-T399). I am having trouble rooting it. It would be easy if I had a Windows PC, but I only have one Mac and one Linux PC. Instructions on how to ...