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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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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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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 ...
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Entering Samsung Codes on the Galaxy S4 - Verizon

This is likely an embarrassing question, but I may not be the only one struggling. I am trying to figure out a problem with my phone by using these secret dialer codes. I am entering these codes into ...
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Galaxy Tab P1000 shows a phone <-> PC symbol and is not responding after flashing

I was flashing my GT P1000 and the power went down, then on the galaxy tab screen i see an image of a Phone ! PC and nothing i can do to reboot it or connecting it to the laptop. Its dead. please ...
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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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64 GB SD card with Samsung s3 mini

I bought a Sandisk Ultra microSDXC card with 64GB to use in my Samsung s3 mini. When I put it in the phone doesn't find it (presumably); going to settings -> storage and scrolling down to the bottom ...
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Whatsapp & factory reset

I have recently factory/hard reset my Samsung Galaxy Advance. Apparently the Whatsapp application doesn't exist in my phone anymore. Does this mean, my account is deleted or I still need to delete it ...
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Repartition Internal Storage of SGH-I717

I've come across some variations of this question, but I'm unable to find a definitive solution. I have a Samsung Galaxy Note SGH-I717, currently running Android 4.1.2. The phone is advertised as ...
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Impact of removing the launcher from Android device

I have two Samsung rooted devices and I'm thinking of removing the TouchWiz. What would be the implications of leaving the device without a Launcher? If I install a new app that acts as Home/Launcher ...
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What is DSMLawmo? How to remove it?

A recent AVG anti-virus scan on my Android tablet flagged DSMLawmo as malware. The antivirus states that it can't be removed and that DSMLawmo was pre-installed. The tablet is a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 ...
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My Samsung Galaxy S III claims that a screenshot was “copied to clipboard”. What?

I'm used to the Palm Treo 700p, running Palm OS. On Palm OS, the system clipboard can hold only text. I now also own a Samsung Galaxy S Relay, running Android "Jelly Bean" 4.1.2. This is a phone ...
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Installing TWRP on a Samsung device, no fastboot (using ADB or other ways)

My device (Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300) is not detected by fastboot in Download Mode, but it is detected properly by adb. I want to install TWRP as my device recovery. Is there any way to install it using ...
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Mount USB flashdrive on Samsung Galaxy Pocket Neo

I have a USB flash drive that has two connections, one USB and one micro USB. I have attached it to may phone but it won't mount. I have tried rooting and using other file browsers but nothing seems ...
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How can I remove the previous owner's Google account in a pre-owned device?

i bought a used phone that has the old owner's information stored in Google Play. How do I erase it? when I download games from Google play if they have already downloaded them they are showing up as ...
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Small clock icon above AM/PM on 4x2 clock widget

Just received JellyBean 4.1.2 on my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S3. I have always used the 4x2 digital clock widget and I noticed a small icon that looks like a clock appearing just above the AM/PM. This ...
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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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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 does S Pen (Samsung) show cursor on screen?

I would like to know how does samsung android os show the pen cursor when I took the pen out and point over screen without touching the screen? It is a miracle for me. I cannot find any sources.
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Can preloaded apps be restored when Factory reset-ed

I have deleted some preloaded apps. If I restore mobile (Factory reset) Will the preloaded apps be restored? Will my device remain rooted or will I lose root? Device: Samsung Galaxy Note 1 (GT ...
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How can I unlock my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 without factory reset

I suddenly cannot access my phone with my normal password. it just keeps saying its incorrect. How can I unlock my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 without factory reset. Very urgent help needed please.
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Reset Galaxy tab without losing apps in SD Card

I have an old Samsung Galaxy Tab, it keeps on lagging and has delays. I want to reset it, if I do will the newly reset Tab still acknowledge the apps stored in the SD Card? Thank you.
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Does Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus supports Miracast?

Since Android 4.2 there should be support vor Miracast. Also the Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus has Wifi Direct. But I can't find any option. Does Samsung Galasy S2 Plus supports Miracast? If yes, where can ...
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Uninstall official lollipop Samsung Galaxy s5

Yesterday, I installed android Lollipop on my Samsung Galaxy s5. It was an offical update, since I dont like to flash my device, because it is a work mobile. However, this offical lollipop release ...
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How to root a samsung galaxy S3 lite(Samsung S6790)

How do I root a Samsung Galaxy S3 Lite(Samsung S6790). I have tried using towelroot v3 which returns This phone is currently unsupported and framaroot which also returns Your device seems not ...
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Samsung note shutting off

I just purchased a samsung galaxy note last night so I do not know much about the phone. When handling and not charging it shuts off on me. It has charged and there is battery life of 70 lets say. ...
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Dual active doesn't work in Samsung Galaxy s duos phone

In the Samsung S duos device it has an option for the Dual SIM active. When I check it and try the feature by calling on SIM 2 it doesn't work I instead got a number busy .Is this feature country ...
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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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Browser infected Pop-up

Today I opened my mailbox in my new Samsung galaxy J7 and this screen appeared: WARNING Your Samsung galaxy j7's browser is still infected with a serious virus! Continue with instructions to ...
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Samsung Note 4 charging cable (ECB-DU4AWE vs. ECB-DU4EWE)

Unfortunately, my charging cable for my Samsung note 4 is broken, so I have to buy a new one. I have seen two different charging cables: ECB-DU4AWE which is 1m long ECB-DU4EWE which is 1.5m long ...
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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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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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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 6....
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How do I get my S2 to communicate with the bluetooth keyboard again

I purchased the Samsung keyboard case when I bought my 9.7 inch S2 at Best Buy. After a short while, the bluetooth connection was lost and I was unable to get it back, so back to the store. They could ...
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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 ...