Samsung is a multinational conglomerate corporation based in South Korea. Their electronics brand, Samsung Electronics, has produced numerous popular Android devices including the Galaxy S line, the Galaxy Tab, and Google's flagship Galaxy Nexus.

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Free Wifi from businesses: I'm connected, but I can't surf the Net - can't open their intro page

Some businesses like coffee shops have free wifi and I don't have to type in a password. And my Android device can connect rather quickly. But some businesses have a signup/intro page that must open ...
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Is It Safe To Root A Samsung Galaxy S5 (or other applicable Android devices) using Geohot's Towel Root Method?

A little while ago Geohot released a very simple way to root a Samsung Galaxy S5 (which can be applied to other Android devices as well). Is it safe or too good to be true ?
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Samsung Duos Mac address keeps changing

I have a Samsung Duos GT-I9082 (Android 4.2.2). Every time the screen turns off or is locked, the WiFi gets turned off. Then on the MAC address changes so I cannot connect to the WiFi due to MAC ...
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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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android phone turns off when wifi on

i have a Samsung galaxy ace 3 that tuns off when it sleeps or locks but that only happens when it has internet access, not necessary WiFi on. So if i want to use the phone i have to disable the WiFi ...
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How can I install Android on a Samsung Gear 2? [duplicate]

The Samsung Galaxy Gear came with Android OS installed, but the Gear 2 (slight spec bumps) is bundled with Tizen OS. Does anybody know how to get Android OS (preferably a clean Google version) ...
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Make Samsung SideSync work on PC's other than specific Samsung laptops?

This is a question for true Android Enthusiasts. I used an SSD for my Samsung ATIV book 2, and used the Samsung SideSync for ease of programming through the mouse and keyboard share option (with Note ...
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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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Problem with notification bar in rooted droid

I just now rooted my Galaxy Pocket S-5300. Now when I rebooted,my notification bar is vanished! I could not Find it anywhere. Besides when I try to open "About Phone" In settings it force closes. ...
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The podcast apps on my Samsung Galaxy S3 stop playing halfway

I have some podcast apps I listen to while I'm driving. They play for sometime then shut off. I turn the phone back on then the apps are at the beginning and not where I left off. Is there any way to ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini as WiFi Router

I am using Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini (unrooted) accompanied with a data plan. So far I can connect all my terminals to the Internet with the use of tethering. So far so good, until I wanted to network ...
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how could my viber messagelog dissapear?

i was chatting on viber and then left for a couple of hours and when i were going to write a message again i saw that all of my previous messages had been deleted except for two of the latest ones. I ...
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Don't ask before terminating mobile data connection

My Samsung mobile phone (Android 4.x, released this year) keeps asking me every time if I really want to terminate my mobile data connection. No checkbox to remember the setting. That's annoying: More ...
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Low Signal Strength on Samsung devices based on location running JellyBean

I have an android running Cyanogenmod 10.2 (JellyBean). I find that both mine and the following phones with stock firmware experience low signal strength when me and my colleagues reach work on the ...
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Korean predictive text in Samsung Young S5360

I notice that the only predictive text there is in my Samsung Y is English. But my friend had a Korean predictive text also. When I compared my phone and hers, her setting is different from mine. Can ...
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Having serious technical problems / crashing on my Samsung i9300

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 (i9300) that I've been using for slightly over a year. I am a rather heavy-duty user of the phone, and have used in intensively for that time. I do take care of the phone ...
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Samsung Galaxy Light-Email messages sending as MMS, not exceeding 160 limit [duplicate]

I can't get my phone to stop converting email texts to MMS from SMS, and I haven't typed anything. The T-mobile website states that it shouldn't convert to an MMS unless it's exceeded the 160 ...
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Android camera error

I used to have TouchWiz 4.1.2 on my Samsung Galaxy Express, and now I have CyanogenMod 10.1. The stock CM camera has this weird behaviour of - for lack of a better explanation - not letting go of ...
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Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos message problems

I own a Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos and it works perfectly fine, but I have one problem with it. Every time I'm on the phone and try to send messages, it won't let me use sim card 1. I am only able to ...
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Deleted my files from NQ Vault how to restore ?

please help me I deleted my PHOTOS and VIDEOS from NQ Vault, how can I get deleted fails .Please help me. Thanks GM
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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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re-program back-key S Advance

I've replaced the screen of my S Advance, but now the back-key doesn't work anymore so that's really frustrating.. I'm wondering if it's possible to program the menu-key as back-key. It is not a ...
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Trouble installing custom rom on Samsung GT-P3110

Every time I try to install any custom ROM on my device I get the following error among others. E:Error in /sdcard/aokp_p3110_kitkat_unofficial_2013-12-24.zip (Status 7) Installation aborted. result ...
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Keyboard undocked

I have samsung tab 3, somehow the keyboard got undocked and I cannot see send buttons in apps. Although I can drag keyboard anywhere on screen but I am unable to dock it as it's location to default.
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Want to try reformatting Damaged SD Card [duplicate]

I have a Samsung Galaxy Quattro. When I rebooted my phone last night, I got this notification saying Damaged SD Card. I can't access my SD card, and I want to save my data, my pictures, and a few ...
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How do I set the year on Galaxy Tab beyond 2036?

I want to set the year on my Galaxy Tab beyond the Year 2036 but it doesn't let me. Is there a workaround, which would allow me to do that? Seems odd, there there would be a date limit, but I guess ...
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My Samsung Galaxy Gio GT-S5660 keeps on crashing, help!!

I have a second-hand Samsung Galaxy Gio GT-S5660 from my uncle (in Germany) and it was in amazing condition when he first sent it me. However, for some reason, it has recently lagging a lot when I ...
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samsung galaxy s3

My Samsung sign-on screen keeps appearing at various times. It started after updating the phone. I updated it because of a problem with intermittent flashing (mentioned elsewhere on Android ...
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If you restore whatsapp chats, will also the chats with the blocked contacts will be restored and visible?

If i want to restore my conversations on whatsapp and i'm reinstalling it from the latest backup, will the conversations with the blocked contacts appear? will the blocked contacts continue to be ...
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Cannot move apps to extsdcard

I'm trying to move my apps to an sd card (extsdcard) on my Samsung Stratosphere II however, in using ApMgrIII, I get the following message: The device does not have a real primary external ...
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How to hide / show the pull out drawer that is pre-loaded on some Samsung devices [duplicate]

Some newer Samsung devices have a pull out tab that stores some of the commonly used applications. I have accidentally enabled and disabled it a number of times, but I don't know how. I don't see ...
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'applypatch' process using too much CPU

I have here a brand-new Samsung Galaxy Duos 2 and there's something that bothers me about the "applypatch" process. It uses too much CPU (up to 50%) and runs continuous like a service. Now, what does ...
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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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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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Can I use an android device as a remote control for the samsung PN51E550 smarthub tv?

I have a samsung PN51E550 plasma tv. Can I use an android device as a keyboard for it? I have an HTC one and a nexus 7. I tried to pair these via bluetooth, but they won't connect. Specifically, I ...
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whatsapp not deleting member from group

Im admin of a group and want to delete one member from the group. He was active member earlier in the group but now not having access to the group as the same is not appearing in his phone, whereas, ...
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Dictionary set i instead of I on Perfect keyboard app

I am using Perfect keyboard as my input method when typing, and I've done the mistake of adding 'i' to the English dictionary, so now whenever I am meant to type 'I', it will come out as 'i' instead, ...
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why don't pics fwd. to recipients on my samsung tablet. only message part does

Every time I try to forward an email, which has been forwarded to me, only the message part of it will reach my recipients. If pictures are in the email, they won't get thru to my recipients. My ...
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Pop Ups in Browser - Possible Viruses?

Since moving to Japan, the chrome web browser on my phone (Samsung Galaxy S3) has been acting strangely. Sometimes it will happen when I switch to a new article on a news mobile website, or even if I ...
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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 Galaxy SHV-160k won't get signal

I bought on ebay a refurbish Galaxy Note N-7000. Once I received it I put my chip and for my surprise ther was no signal. After checking It I noticed it has on the back of the phone N-7000 but when I ...
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IMEI null and Service mode blank

I just got a Samsung Galaxy Active SGH-I537. Trying to unlock it, I messed up the IMEI and am now getting the IMEI Null error message. I cannot get to the Service Mode, because it is blank. Is there a ...
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Help me. Can't update my galaxy [duplicate]

I own a Samsung SCH-i545 Galaxy S4 and can not update to Jellybean 4.3. The wi-fi it says: Software update is temporarly unavailable.vTry again later. Kies does not let me update either. I really want ...
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Continuously losing our email signatures in Samsung galaxy note 3, any suggestions?

I have set up an email signature for 30 phones at work but now they have all disappeared back to the generic signature rather then the one I set up... any ideas? James
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samsung tab 3 cannot retrieve keyboard

My daughter got a new samsung tab it was working with no problems , she dowmloaded a few apps then the keyboard went , so i went to check the settings and there was no option to retrieve it. i went ...
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Internal SD card does not mount on boot

I am using Clockworkmod recovery to install Cyanogenmod ROM. I see the internal sdcard at /storage/sdcard0 in my recovery. But, when inside the ROM, under Settings --> Storage, no internal sdcard is ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 - Decrypting damaged SD Card (not factory reset)

I've searched a lot of threads, but this situation seems to be different than most. My Samsung Galaxy S3 has an encrypted SD card. The card used to mount and work just fine - then one day it ...
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Stable (and close to the original) Kit Kat ROM for Samsung Galaxy S2 (i9100)? [duplicate]

The title basically says it. I am looking to get Kit Kat on my Galaxy SII. An official version is not available which is why I am looking to find a stable ROM that comes with the same features as if I ...
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not able to access playstore after factory reset

I am not able to access the Google Play Store on my Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5360 after a factory reset. How can I get it working again?
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Samsung galaxy note 3 root void warranty

I have read several articles pertaining to rooting a Note 3 and voiding it's warranty. I know a custom rom, or custom rom app would change the binary counter. Would I be safe rooting and using ...