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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 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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 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 ...