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USB driver for Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2

I'm looking for a USB driver for my phone Samsung GT-S7582 S Duos 2. Can't find it in Samsung Official Site. Someone please help me.
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Keep Samsung apps/“features” after rooting?

I know that if I root my samsung phone, I will lose a lot of Samsung features (like fingerprint scanner probably, and apps like S Note etc). And I understand that its the base that a rom is created on ...
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Which engine does the stock Samsung browser use?

The title says it all - is it based on webkit, gecko or something else? Thanks!
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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 - Eye detection on non-native apps?

Although I feel that the eye detection still requires a lot of tweaks and performance improvements by Samsung, I would be more tempted to use it and test it if it worked with non-native apps. For ...
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Getting KitKat on my Galaxy S4 [duplicate]

I was wondering if there was like an installation that you can install to a Galaxy S4 device to enable you to get KitKat? I know some people with Galaxy S4's have already got KitKat installed, but it ...
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Set native Jelly Bean dialer and contacts for Samsung Galaxy S3

The stock Samsung dialer and contacts (developed by Samsung) is waaay too laggy for me to use it. Actually it takes seconds to navigate through the tabs of logs, favorites or the contact list. (Got ...
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Remove bloatware from a Samsung Galaxy S4 [duplicate]

I just bought a Samsung Galaxy S4 and I'd like to get rid of a lot of applications I found installed but I'm not going to use. What options do I have? Surfing the web it seems that I cannot do it ...
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touchwiz launcher bug with logcat inside

My problem is that when you try to delete any home page, it gives me force close here is video of my problem http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IX4ZDOA3ygE&feature=g-upl here is fragment of logcat: ...
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revert back to android 2.1 in samsung galaxy 5 aka europa from cyanogenmod 7 gingerbread 2.3

I have installed android 2.3 gingerbread in my galaxy 5 europa GT-I5500 following this post Now want to go back to 2.1, any dictation how to do that? Thanks for your help.
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Is Samsung's Media Hub only available to new customers? [closed]

Are old donkeys not allowed to eat carrots?!
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Dates changed on the photos

Photos were taken in 2011 on Samsung phone GT-B3310 (not a smartphone). This phone was switched off for over 2 years in 2013. On 24 January 2015 the phone was switched on and transferred the ...
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Samsung k zoom 5.8ghz

I was wondering whether it was possible to allow a rooted Samsung K Zoom to use the 5.8GHz channel? I was reading that I might have to edit the wpa_supplicant.conf to allow for 5.8GHz. In addition, I ...
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Developer option “Do not keep activites” gets stuck

I'm rocking a Samsung Galaxy S6, 5.1.1, build number LMY47X.* When turning on the "Do not keep activities" developer option, the toggle turns green. It is toggled back off as soon as I navigate away ...
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How to do a factory reset on Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4?

I decided to try encryption on my Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 wifi version just for fun. But during encryption process (somewhere at the end) it turned off the screen and hung. Anyway my tablet was ...
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Galaxy Tab Pro SM-T520 does no longer see wifi networks

I had a very weird problem with my Galaxy Tab Pro SM-T520. After working fine for a while the tab suddenly was not able to see any wifi network. None of them. Not mine, not from my neighbors, just the ...
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Samsung Keyboard of keybinding of switching input methods [duplicate]

How do I disable the 'Shift + Space' keybinding of Samsung Keyboard, which triggers the toggling of input methods? I use a physical keyboard, and it is quite easy (and annoying) for my system to ...
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Keyboard stucks in lock screen on my Galaxy S5

If I use the keyboard in a texting app or somewhere and the screen locked automatically, keyboard stucks at the lockscreen and it looks really weird. This is a screenshot of what is happening on my ...
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How do I transfer my whatsapp messages from old phone to new phone?

I've been using Samsung Tab and the USB cable is not usable. I've been seeing answers like backing up my messages to my SD card from my old phone and insert it to my new phone, but the problem is my ...
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How to make Samsung Tab 2 10.1 screen always on?

In settings, they only give 15 secs to 30 mins options. But in my scenario, I need make it like an ads screen to present information forever, until the screen dead. Is there any way to achieve that? ...
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RFID card reader Samsung galaxy tab

I developed an Android app for a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 in Android 4.4. Now I'm trying to connect a RFID card reader through my microUSB port to emulate a keyboard so we can read different tags which ...
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Apps launch automatically after update in google play store

I am using Samsung galaxy s4 I9505 running on android Kikat 4.4.4. I don't know whether this happens to anyone or not. If there are 5 android apps to update all the apps open automatically after ...
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“Unauthorized actions have been detected. Restart your phone to undo any unauthorized changes.” notification on Samsung device

I have a new Samsung Galaxy A3 that keeps on giving me a security notice saying Unauthorized actions have been detected. Restart your phone to undo any unauthorized changes. How do I stop ...
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Using PIN instead of a password for encryption on Galaxy S3

I have a Galaxy S3 with OS 4.4.4 and am required to encrypt it for my job. I greatly prefer to use the PIN lock screen instead of the password due to the annoyance of having to type in the password ...
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Samsung S3 pattern lock on used phone

How do I get past the screen being locked up with pattern lock for Samsung S3? I just got the phone and has someone else's settings. I just want to get to the basic swipe unlock. If a phone is reset, ...
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Enable Developer Options on Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4

I'm having trouble enabling developer options on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 tablet. I click the build number 7 times and get the toast telling me it's enabled, but it doesn't appear in the menu ...
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Downgrade to KitKat from CyanogenMod (Lollipop 5.0) on Samsung S5

I installed CyanogenMod (Lollipop 5.0) on my Samsung Galaxy S5, but I want to go back to my original software on KitKat. Can anybody help me please?
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Add fonts to Hancom office, Samsung Galaxy Note Pro

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note Pro, which came with Hancom office. I write many multilingual documents and the fonts that are available are just boring. I have many fonts, (.ttf and .otf) that I have ...
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Unlock not working (ADB FLASH)

So I'm trying to flash adb my android (mostly following this guide), and I'm getting stuck at the unlock device step. I can successfully unlock, but once I reboot my device it reverts to being ...
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Best way to transfer photos from Android 4.4.4 to Windows 7

I just upgraded to a Samsung Galaxy s5 running android 4.4.4. On my old phone running gingerbread, I was able to use the USB Mass Storage Device (MSD) feature to browse, delete, and copy photos (to a ...
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How to Backup when Samsung G S3 not booting stuck at Samsung logo?

How to Backup when Samsung Galaxy S3 not booting stuck at Samsung text logo? I can boot in the "Android System Recovery" Mode using "Volume Up"+"Home"+"Power". I don't have ADB USB Debug set up. ...
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Samsung sending SMS automatically on Idea Cellular (although no charge)

I have two Samsung Galaxy Young Duos (GT-S6312) mobiles, both have Idea Connection. I noticed from last few days that my both mobile suddenly send SMS to some number at same time. The SMS log does not ...
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How can i turn off charging when my phone connected to my computer? [duplicate]

I have Android device Samsung S4. Is that possible to turn off Battery Charging when my phone connected to my Computer via USB Cable. Any ways to turn off or disable it from settings?
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“Touch to download SoundCloud” notification

I have Samsung Galaxy S3, Android 4.3. Not rooted. From time to time, I get notification: "Touch to download SoundCloud" I did had Soundcloud installed application before, but I have uninstalled ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 Stock Calendar Entries Gone!

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 running Android version 4.3. I have always used the stock Calendar app that appears on the home screen of my phone. Recently I installed the Google Calendar app to see which ...
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New Samsung S4 reloading deleted emails

I use verizon.net as my main email address. after reading emails on my Samsung S4 and deleting them several days later they reappear as new messages. How can I stop this from happening?
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use wifi for data but not phone?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 and figured out how to connect to WiFi, but I want only the data to go through WiFi, not the telephone calls. (I have had trouble w/ phone over wifi; the data is fine though ...
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Why can't my samsung galaxy R connect to my laptop Wi-Fi, but is able to connect to others?

Why can't my samsung galaxy R connect to my laptop Wi-Fi, but is able to connect to others? I'm using connectify program in my laptop and windows xp. Thank you.
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Why doesn't Samsung Kies show an update for my Galaxy Ace?

My phone has Android 2.3.3, build GINGERBREAD.XWPKY. I have the latest version of Kies and my phone isn't rooted. But I believe I should see an upgrade to 2.3.5 there. Any clues? Note: When I first ...
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HTC Contacts Backup .VEF file

I have backup-ed my contacts. I got .vef file. How to use the .vef file in samsung mobile. I cant open the .vef file. Is it possible to convert .vef to .vcf ?. Or any other methods available to ...
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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 to turn on an Samsung J7 using an external dc power supply?

I would like to turn on my smartphone using an external power supply. The problem is that the Samsung J7 uses 4 pin (+,,-,) to connect to its battery. The first pin is the positive and the third one ...
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Connecting Xbox 360 wireless controller to Samsung galaxy tab 3

I am attempting to connect a wireless Xbox controller to my tab 3 however after following the instructions Here and Here but to no luck ive also tried using logcat to find out the vendor and product ...
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Does SuperUser (from koush) work on 4.4.2?

I've installed update.zip (from download.clockworkmod.com) via the recovery, /system/xbin/su file exists: $ ls -l /system/xbin/su -rwsr-sr-x root root ...
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After Rooting my phone, I get a black screen, followed by “[app] has stopped working” for every application, any idea what could be going on?

I just rooted my Samsung Galaxy G4 I9500 today. It was working fine, I even restarted it a few times just to test everything was going nice and dandy. I also installed two apps to see if SuperUser was ...
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Missing “Easy Mode” from Samsung Galaxy Core Prime

I bought this phone for my grandparents. The salesman at the store told me that this phone would be great for old people who are new to smart phones. Any idea where to find this "Easy Mode" or "Simple ...
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How to disable flashlight in lock screen in Lollipop on Xcover 3?

Since upgrading my Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 phone to Android 5.1 Lollipop, I've noticed that the flashlight keeps getting turned on in my pocket. Apparently, pressing the "Xcover button" on the side of ...
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Duplicate homescreen shortcuts for apps and contacts

How do I stop my Samsung Note 5 from putting two icons for each app installed on my home page? My contacts are also being duplicated, but not just once, some up to 15 times. Average is 8 times per ...
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Why are heads up notifications not showing after an update in Samsung Galaxy E7?

I've recently updated my Samsung device to Android 5.1.1 lollipop and as I have been playing around with it I noticed that I wasn't getting any heads up notifications. Is there a certain option to ...
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Root Samsung Galaxy Core i8262 manually

I tried almost every readymade app like Framaroot, Root Genius, etc. to root my Samsung Galaxy Core i8262 , but I didn't succeed. I want to root it manually but did not have Linux laptop. I have a ...
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Why doesn't Note 2(N7100) recognize external hard drive but Honor 6 does?

I have two cell phones Note2 and Honor 6. Both are rooted, and run 4.4.2 Both have a battery of same capacity 3100mAh. I can connect any of two external hard drives WD passport and WD Elements of 1 TB ...