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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Difference between bootloader and Download mode in Samsung Galaxy tablets

I'm working on Samsung Galaxy Tab tablets, specifically with Tab 3 (SM-T210) and Tab 4 (SM-T230), and being learning a bit about the boot and recovery images and the bootloader. I have not being able ...
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Password not working?!?!

Ok this is so frustrating... The Problem im having is i set a new password on my note 5, the password will work to get me into the phone but i want to change it to fingerprint but when i go into ...
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Incoming Message not receiving my mobile

Hi this is vijay kumar am using samsung galaxy s2 mobile since last one week am not receiving any kind of incoming messages in my mobile. Kindly help me on that issues. 1. I tried message centre no. ...
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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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Locked phone-google account info not working to unlock-can't use device manager

My Samsung Galaxy is locked due to me letting my grandbabies draw incorrect pattern too many times. Screen on phone says"to unlock, sign in with your Google account". I have tried this. Phone ...
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Samsung Note N7000 Stuck on booting screen

My phone seems to have somehow managed to brick itself. I was using it for wifi tethering via usb to my laptop. All was good until I unplugged it. It started restarting itself but never fully starting ...
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ODIN configuration file - elements' meanings

I started this question in order to have more light shed on a tool that's used by almost all the Samsung device owners that perform operations such as flashing: ODIN. Since there's already a good ...
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WiFi only working while charging the phone

I am being experiencing this very strange issue in the last couple days. I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini with an (unofficial) build of Cyanogenmod 11. Is has been working fine for the last year with ...
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Samsung Galaxy S6 touchscreen sensitivity

Is there a way to adjust the touchscreen sensitivity on the Samsung Galaxy S6? I feel like I am going to damage the screen with how hard I have to press to accomplish anything. Typing takes forever ...
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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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how to unlock screen of samsung s6

Desperate to sort this out, before i do a factory reset! Samsung Service Centre useless, said factory reset is the only option.... Had fingerprint set to lock samsung s6, don't remember ever setting ...
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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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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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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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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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How do I set up my Sprint Samsung Galaxy Note 5 as a hotspot for free?

I've tried downloading several apps from the app store but they do one of two things; they either hang and don't work, or they bring up the phone's hotspot screen and ask me to pay for the service. ...
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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 ...
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How do I change the storage directory for Playstore apps in a device running lollipop?

Just wanted to change my storage directory from internal storage to SD card, unfortunately , I am unable to do this.Could anyone provide a solution ? The device I am using is Samsung Tab S running ...
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How can I export contacts & SMS from broken Galaxy S3 and import them onto Google Nexus 6P?

I've got myself in a pickle. The screen AND buttons on my Galaxy S3 have broken, so I've acquired a Nexus 6P phone. My old contacts and SMS messages are stored on the Galaxy S3 phone itself. I am able ...
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Anker Keyboard not working with Samsung 10.1 2014 tablet running 4.4.2

The blue tooth Anker key board used to work with my tablet but started behaving weirdly after I upgraded to Android 4.4.2. It connects and appears to work but once I type "n" it will begin to repeat ...
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no such ctrl error message from OV5642 camera driver

I am running a third party android application that scans QR code using a camera. When the application connects to the camera I get a device Error message on the minicom terminal OV5642 1-003c: ...
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Outgoing call is not working after lollipop 5.0.1 update in Samsung Galaxy A5

I have updated my mobile from kitkat to lollipop. After I updated Outgoing call is not working on 2nd Sim. On First Sim am using IDEA(sim card) and on Second Sim am using AIRCEL(sim card). So from ...
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How does one share Samsung camera “Virtual Shot” (3D spin-around) photos?

I recently traveled to Europe and took dozens of beautiful 3D spin-around shots using Samsung built-in camera's "Virtual Shot" mode photos. These look amazing on my phone, but I want to share them ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 touch stops responding while holding

The tablet works fine with "normal" use (internet browsing, taking pictures, recording video, using youtube, playing movies, writing texts, etc) but whenever I use it to play a game that requires me ...
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How do I export links from my bookmarks to Dropbox

I have collected many bookmarks on my Samsung Galaxy S3. Many of these I wish to use on my desktop computer. How do I export all the links from all the bookmarks on my phone and put them where Dropbox ...