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Does SIM-less tablet device supports internet modem?

I have SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB 3 (GT-P5210). It does not have a SIM slot and so I can't call to anyone without using VoIP software and Internet data. Does this device support external modem (eg: Huawei)? ...
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How can I recover my photos from the Vault app when the phone is lost? [closed]

I'm a Samsung Galaxy Grand user. I loaded photos to the Vault app without any problems. However, I lost my phone. What can I do to recover my photos?
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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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Running a program as root on Android

I have followed the guide at XDA Developers for a Samsung Galaxy Note II, and used "option 2" and flashed the firmware using heimdall flash --RECOVERY recovery.img --CACHE cache.img in Linux. This ...
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Why to create and use a Samsung account (on a brand-new S4 mini)?

Are there any real benefits of (creating and) using a Samsung account? Or is Samsung just offering inferior services (e.g. "synch") in an effort to deepen its marketing clout?
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Update Samsung s5300 to android Honeycomb 3.2

Is it possible to update Samsung s5300 to Honeycomb? I've only found that it can't be updated to Android 4.0.
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Create bookmarks in Chrome mobile browser. (Galaxy s4)

All over the internet it says there is a five pointed star to the right of the URL in omni bar. This is not the case with the version of Chrome packaged with the Samsung Galaxy S4. How can I create a ...
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face recognition as password

Looking for an application that use face recognition of the cellphone's owner wnen you are powering on your cellphone + activating the phone after being stand by with black screen. Where can I find ...
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when “full back up” screen appears i cannot pick the “back up my data” option

i can't touch and confirm the back up my data option. i am able to pick the "do not back up" option whenever. ive tried adding a password but does not let me back up. im not sure all is update and ...
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stolen Galaxy tab 4. can it be located

My Galaxy tab 4 has been stolen, it has a password on it but I know this is possible to bypass by factory reset. If the person has done this is it possible to still locate. Has it got an internal ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Wont Connect to Wifi-Related Apps

My Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 that I have had for a good amount of years now has suddenly stopped being able to connect to wifi needed apps e.g. YouTube, Instagram etc... This is really annoying and has ...
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Troubleshoot upgrade of paid app

I'm experiencing a strange problem trying to upgrade a paid app (OsmAnd+, now installed 1.9.5) on my phone (Samsung GT-8752). The download stops reproducibly at 28.75/39 MB, then an installation is ...
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Where is the CPU Monitor screen for the galaxy note edge?

Does the galaxy note edge have a built-in tool/screen for monitoring CPU usage? If so, how is it accessed?
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Galaxy alpha strange touchscreen “feature” in file explorer

I realise this may seem weird but please bare with me. Recently I updated my Galaxy Alpha to 5.0.2 and I noticed something really strange when using the "My Files" application (not sure if it's ...
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Samsung OTA Update is published but the update is not yet available on my phone

I have a Samsung phone and would like to update it because there already is an update. However when I try to update my phone it says I already have the latest update. How can I update my phone?
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Setting up Play Store on a Samsung phone from China?

My mum received a Chinese Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 as a gift from a friend. Since google is banned in China, there're no google-related apps. Since I don't have the play store, I'm unable to get any ...
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Samsung KNOX is not working

I'm having, Samsung Galaxy S4 GT - I9500. It isin't rooted and having Official Lollipop ROM. Whenever I open KNOX select setup and then do next, it closes and displays the error : "Failed to ...
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I can not screenshot on my samsung galaxymini s~3 [duplicate]

How do i screenshot on samsung galaxy s~3 Model number GT-S5280 Android Version4.1.2
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Stock Android for Samsung Note 2 [duplicate]

Where can I find stock Android for Samsung Galaxy Note 2?
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My samsung tablet just fell and its power off button is not working

Is there any other way to shut it down and on the samsung tablet???
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Without switching on, charger lights turns ON when phone gets connected?

It's kinda bad day today as i dropped my phone into a water for 5 sec. Phone turned on & I tried to clean it. Since the battery gets low, i plugged the charger cable to my phone. Without ...
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Pictures and videos disappear from my gallery after connecting via USB

All my picture and videos (whatsapp and DCIM) are gone from my gallery after connecting my phone (Samsung Note Edge) to my computer via USB cable and till now I cannot retrieve them. All my pictures ...
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can't find my language (arabic) on Android ics

How can I install the arabic language on my phone keyboard using android ics as it is not listed.
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How to find installed apps which are using SMS feature

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo (Android KitKat). Some of the apps are using my SMS feature and SMS are costing pennies from my pocket without my knowledge. I want to know what are all the apps ...
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About Android Device Manager

My phone is lost and I have locked the phone with the app Android device manager. Is it locked even if the device is without internet connection?
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Where is the Samsung Galaxy setting for answering lock/unlock?

My friend told me that every time someone calls, he must unlock the phone. He wondered if we could change that setting. I looked in my own Samsung Galaxy and I could not find the setting. Do you know ...
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WiFi not getting ON and Off

I have a Samsung S Duos GT-S7562. Its warranty is over. I am seeing that its WiFi is not working now. Whenever I try to switch it ON, it toggles between ON and OFF. I have tried a factory reset and ...
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How to make screencasts on Samsung Galaxy SIII?

Is it possible to make a screencast (video) with a Samsung Galaxy SIII? I want to record what the screen looks like as the user interacts with it. I know I can take a screenshot with Home+Power but ...
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Samsung tablet keyboard gone

Its my mums tablet she recently downloaded the new update on her tablet and since it downloaded the keyboard has gone and all she can do is speak to the mic but its not working properly and its too ...
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HELP! Samsung Galaxy S5 died suddenly and without reason!

Less than a month old my Samsung Galaxy S5 has completely died. I was listening to music on my Galaxy S5 (<1 month old) when it cut out. The phone had 50% charge, but had suddenly turned itself ...
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Can a Custom ROM affect the performance of my battery?

My Device is Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500. A week ago, I flashed a custom ROM on my Device, now my phone's battery drains out even if the phone is on stand by. Previously, it degraded but not so ...
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Is flashing a ROM made for a very similar model to mine possible?

Is it possible that flashing a custom ROM made for another android model could work for me? I'm just wondering this because I have one of those rare models that only a few providers sold, but is very ...
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Provision/Availability of Android Updates

My Nexus 7 receives Android updates directly from Google, regardless of the cellular service provider of the SIM card in the device. My Galaxy S3, with a SIM card in it, receives updates when my ...
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I am not able to open Google Account on New Galaxy Ace 3 Phone

I have tried to open a Google account but after many attempts have failed. When I tap the Gmail icon I get a window, prompting me to add an account, for either an "Existing" or "New" account. When I ...
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How do I purge the gallery on my Samsung Note 3

All of the pictures I ever took with my old phone were automatically backed up to my google account, thousands of pictures of stupid things, receipts, flight schedules and private pictures. With my ...
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Will switching to GSM only network switch off data access?

I'm using Samsung Note 3 N900 model and i want to make sure i don't connect to internet but continue to make calls & SMS/MMS. Believe this is opposite the query of others.
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I accidentally deleted all applications from my Android phone

My phone is Samsung S4 mini CLONE GT-i9190 (CHINA) Accidentally I have deleted all the applications, what I did is that I installed V root on my pc, and through this program I rebooted my phone. I ...
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The phone won't receive some text messages (Specially the verification codes from Google, Dropbox, Evernote, etc)

Recently, my phone stopped receiving verification text messages from Google, Dropbox and Evernote. I contacted the carrier and they say on their end things are working (My other phone (same carrier) ...
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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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Transfer sms data from a Samsung Gal. 3 with black screen of death

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 with the black screen of death. I was able to download files from phone and sd card onto my computer. However, I would like to access my old sms text messages. I have "sms ...
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How do I flash a Samsung device using the distribution on samsung-updates.com?

I'm hoping to flash the stock rom back onto my device so I can update the PRL. I downloaded the file on samsung-updates.com. The file that I download was found "Firmware archive" for Sprint's SPH-L720 ...
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Galaxy S3 won't turn on

I have a Galaxy S3 and if my screen won't turn on but it vibrates when I press the power button does that mean I have a dead screen? Or is there someway that I can fix it? I've tried it over and over ...
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Questions about Link2SD and SD card partitioning

I have a Samsung S3 mini, no support for SD cards so i had to root it, and install Link2SD, spent the last 3 days hacking my phone making it better. But i have questions, in all the tutorials ...
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Samsung Knox For Non Pre-Installed Devices?

I heard about Samsung Knox recently. I have a simple question about it: how to download Samsung Knox and install it to my Samsung device which doesn't have Knox pre-installed? I believe the ...
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Rooting Development Device

Is it wise to root my Android phone used for development? Can the device become somewhat unstable which will affect the debugging process when building apps for my phone? I have a Galaxy Mega and ...
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Samsung Galaxy SIII not Recognized

I have a Samsung Galaxy SIII which I'm attempting to pull photos off of - but I am having trouble doing so. I've attempted to use Kies to pull the photos off - but it just says loading... loading... ...
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Flash Samsung Rugby Smart AT&T to factory conditions after installing cyanogenmod

I have tried installing Cyanogenmod 10 on my Samsung Rugby Smart AT&T, but now I want to revert back to my old factory ROM. But how?
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Import SMS messages from Samsung .nef file to Sony Xperia S

How can I import my SMS message from a Samsung phone to a Sony one? New PS Studio gave me a .nef file that I can't import to my Sony phone.
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Modify framwork-res with same signature?

According to this post, you can modify the framework-res.apk to remove carrierIQ software from the phone. Unfortunately a lower post, and others, suggest that this doesn't work, causes infinite boot ...
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broken samsung s1loads forever

my phone was giving me grief with low internal memory situation since i upgraded the CM, cant remember from which to which, also I could not take picture without using apps like whatsapp and ...