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Powering Samsung J7 using an external DC power supply

I would like to turn on Samsung J7 using an external power supply. The problem is that it uses 4 pin (+,*,-,*) to connect to its battery. The first pin is the positive and the third one is the ...
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How to re-pack odin recovery image?

I want to change the recovery image from ODIN package for Samsung P601. I've unpacked the archive and got recovery.img. Next I've tried to do simg2img recovery.img recovery.raw.img, but it says: ...
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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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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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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 items....
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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 locked....
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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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IMEI = NULL in Samsung Galaxy Note 3

I have a Galaxy Note 3 FM-N9005 which had base band version N9005ZHUDMJ9 and build number JSS15J.N9005XXUDMK2 running on jelly bean 4.3. I searched for its latest firmware on Sam Mobile and there was ...
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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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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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How to root Samsung Galaxy Ace II X

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace II X smartphone, and for various reasons, would like to root it. It is running android version 4.0.4. How exactly do I root it? Should I download the necessary files, or ...
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Odin detecting Galaxy S plus only in Ramdump Mode

I have a Galaxy S plus (GT I9001), I installed Tiger Jelly Bean recently, which was working fine. But phone was lagging a lot so I decided to install the stock rom again. I installed Kies(latest ...
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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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How do I add other apps to Samsung's multi-window/sliding app in Android 4.1.2?

I just got the Android 4.1.2 update. I know how to disable the multi-window/sliding app section. I know how to add and remove the preassigned apps there, but how can I add other apps (e.g. camera, ...
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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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S5 corded Desktop access

I changed some settings on my S5 to reduce battery drain. Now I can't plug my charging cord into a PC or laptop and access the phone card or SD card. Can't figure out what to "turn" back on ! Any ...
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Problem with Samsung Galaxy calls

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 Active mobile phone and for the past year suddenly I couldn't make a call. Whenever I was trying to answer or call someone I couldn't hear them and they couldn't hear me. I ...
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How do I change the phone number for incoming calls to international format on the mobile

My contacts have their phone number in the international format. It needs to be this way, otheriwse I can't call them from another country. As an example +64 21 1234567 But the incoming calls ...
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my text messaging app is suddenly displaying all my contacts with no conversations

My text messaging app instead of just displaying all my recent text messaging conversations has suddenly included ALL my contacts. My recent SMS conversations are swallowed up in the midst of all my ...
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Why do apps from the play store get moved back to internal storage after update

I've got a good amount of apps installed on my phone's internal storage and I've moved the majority of them (anything taking up more than 15MB) to my SD card. My Android version is Lollipop now. After ...
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Show current SSID under WiFi indicator in Notification panel

I tried searching for a solution but this seems so stupidly trivial I can't even find any posts about it, not even a hint in those Android tips 'n tricks articles. The closest I could find is Add wifi ...
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Galaxy S6 Folder is Empty on PC

I connected my Galaxy S6 to my PC (Windows 7) for the first time. My computer installed the driver successfully and the device is showing under "Removable Storage." When I click on the device from ...
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All apps close when phone starts and won't stay open when manually activated

Okay, so my dad is completely technology illiterate. He doesn't even understand that you don't click on internet popups. He's got a phone with Android 5.1.1 and he says he downloaded an app called ...
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Contacts showing as “Unknown name” on Samsung Galaxy S6

As per the below image contacts sync'd from online servcies are coming through as "Unknown name" I have used the contacts sync within "Accounts" using Gmail, Outlook.com and Yahoo but keep getting ...
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How to copy the System folder in stock ROM?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 sm-n900, i copied the 'system' folder from the root directory to my computer, i used the JoelDroid Lollipop Batch Deodexer to deodex my system, now i wiped my original ...
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Is there a way to change a restricted user to a FULL user

I created an account on my Samsung Android tablet for my son. It was restricted so he could not purchase anything. We now want to purchase some in-app stuff and it shows me an error that he does not ...
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What is the Difference in SBOOT, ABOOT, and BOOT on a Samsung Device

So I am trying to remove FRP on a phone, and I need to flash SBOOT in Odin. However, I can't get the SBOOT file to remove FRP. So what is the difference and how can I get the SBOOT file, because it is ...
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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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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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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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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 ...