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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 ...
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S6 Duos: Toggle for Data Service Network

I have a Samsung Galaxy S6 Duos, with two SIM cards set up. Each of them has a data plan. In order to switch the active data plans from one SIM to another, I go to SIM Card Manager under Settings and ...
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What Does Cached Data Include?

I have 6.1 gb of cached data on my phone and I would like to clear it, but I'm not sure what is "cached data." Would this reset the games I have on my phone? Other things? What does cached data ...
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Skip an OTA update straight to next version, on Galaxy S4

My not rooted Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 has received notification of an OTA update. By the size I know it's for Android 4.4.2 KitKat. I know the phone provider has already released an OTA update for 5.0 ...
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16GB vs 32GB Speed - Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5

So I was going to buy the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 in the 16GB version. It is expandable up to an additional 128GB through MicroSD so I'm not too worried about space. My question though is will this ...
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Screen Alerts - Android 4.4

screen alerts - when, for example, I get some new Whatsup. I do not want to see any new messages are lined up, but I want it to be like it was in the previous version, it says to me, "received 3 new ...
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Left Align all menu items and texts in Android 4.4

It's about Android 4.4. I would like to left align all menus including conversations from Whatsapp for example. How to do it? In fact, I upgraded from version 2.3.1 to version 4.4, and as we know ...
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Samsung galaxy Note 4 edge screen look

I have Samsung galaxy Note 4 edge, I accidentally got it locked by swiping with perhaps dirty finger registering wrong fingerprints. I have forgotten my backup pin and I need my data. I have tried ...
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samsung tablet not connecting to my wifi router

I have a samsung galaxy tablet. Before 2 days it was connecting to my home wifi router. But now it is not getting connected to the router and it can not find the home wifi network. all other ...
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Using Android phones with two antennas to programmatically transmit wifi and bluetooth at the same time

I'm trying to see if there are any phones that have separate wifi and bluetooth antennas. I know that certain phones such as the galaxy S5 have two antennas for use in MIMO (2x2MIMO), which helps them ...
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Can Samsung patch security faults on their devices by an update?

There was an exploit that turns Samsung Galaxy phones into remote bugging devices (reference: ArsTechnica) As many as 600 million Samsung phones may be vulnerable to attacks that allow hackers to ...
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How to delete SU binaries without root?

My Android device used to be properly rooted, I had root access to things, but the root manager (old version of vRoot, no computer) was a virus. So, I deleted the root program and I was gonna root ...
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How to make my cellphone a router or a hotspot thing with a constraint

My computer is connected to internet but I dont have a router(and I dont want to buy one) to use it on my phone. So I was using the usb "reverse tethering tool" which i could use succesfully. But ...
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How can I change the default due date for emails I flag for follow-up?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 running Lollipop. In the stock "Email" app, I have the ability to flag messages for follow-up but for some reason when I press the flag icon, it sets the due date for the ...
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Samsung keyboard security bug - was patch released?

Last month, a security flaw affecting the bundled (and unremovable) keyboard app used in many Samsung devices (S4, S5, S6) was announced: New exploit turns Samsung Galaxy phones into remote bugging ...
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I have a Samsung Galaxy S Relay with a physical keyboard; how can I remap a spare key to send Esc?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S Relay running Android 4.1.2; it's an unusual phone because it slides open to reveal a built-in physical keyboard. The keyboard has no Esc key. It'd be nice to have one, so ...
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How to update Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus phone apps via USB cable connection?

I cant seem to be able to connect to the software update server for some reason by using my basic 3G connection (which works by the way). The error message goes as follows: "Failed to update software....
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Bluetooth disconnects after 30 mins

After 30 mins of bluetooth being enabled , without warning it becomes disabled (while in continual use). Bluetooth , currently enabled : But becomes disabled (greyed out) after 30 mins. As it ...
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SIM card not recognized in Galaxy Tab S

I have sent my tablet back to Samsung 3 times. It is currently back with support. After the first time, I began to have problems with the SIM card not being read. It was intermittent in the first ...
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hangouts and play services

All my friends are chatting over hangouts and I feel left out. So I installed hangouts to be a part of their chats. I love hangouts on the computer and was super excited about getting it on my phone (...
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Can android 2.3 be located through android device manager?

I'm willing to buy a Galaxy Y Duos just to track my car and I'd want to know if its android 2.3 supports being tracked by the android device manager on my PC? I just need to set up a google account, ...
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Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 firmware update issue

I was updating the firmware of my Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 with Samsung Kies 3 on my Macintosh and suddenly my laptop turned off, so I disconnect the phone and tried to reboot it and after it ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 does not appear on Windows computer or Mac?

I'm trying to unlock a Samsung Galaxy S3 Gt-i9305 on EE running Android 4.3. I know how to unlock the phone however, when I connect the phone to my computer it does not appear at all. Usually, Android ...
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Wi-fi turns on when I boot my phone

For the past few days the wi-fi on my phone has been automatically turning on whenever I boot up my phone (Samsung Galaxy Light, SGH-T399) when it's fully turned off or restarted. To address the last ...
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Twitter widget appears to be broken: “Application not installed”

I'm having trouble with the Twitter app on my Samsung Galaxy S4. The widget was misbehaving, so I thought I would remove it from my homescreen and put it back. What has happened instead is that the ...
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PTP but not MTP

I have a Samsung Galaxy Express with Android 4.1.2. When I connect my phone over USB, it connects as a media device. The only option I see is Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP): I cannot choose MTP (...
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How to retrieve file from broken samsung

I have a broken Samsung Express GT-I8730 which keeps rebooting every 5 sec. There is no sd card in the phone but I need the pictures that are on the phone. In recovery mode, the phone is not seen by ...
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How can I root my Samsung Dart (SGH-T499)?

I've seen several sites using SuperOneClick, but can't seem to find a legitimate download link to it. (The original site, shortfuse.org was down). I then saw TowelRoot, but it tripped Norton, saying ...
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Linux Deploy: Making new disk image (size) … fail

I am trying to use Linux Deploy on my rooted Galaxy S3 with Android 4.3 / Slimkat 4.4.4. But when I press install: Updating configuration file ... done >>> begin install Checking mount ...
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where do you find menu in contacts in android 2.2.1 (samsung galaxy pop)

Where do you find menu in contacts in Android 2.2.1 (Samsung Galaxy Pop)?
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S4 - Cant hear the caller

I recently did a software update on my Samsung S4, and now I cannot hear the caller, but they can hear me on calls. I did a factory reset and the issue still persists. Does anybody have any ...
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How to tell what band frequency my Galaxy S5 is on via AT commands

The closest thing I have found is: AT$QCBANDPREF? I simply am just trying to query what band the device is on....say connected to Band 17 LTE.
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Galaxy Note Phones lock when call ends

Galaxy Note 3, and Galaxy Note 4 Edge: When a call ends because: The caller hanging up first, or Ending call using Bluetooth earpieces (a number of different brands and models) The device LOCKS. ...
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Samsung WhatsOn Video won't unintsall/disable

I tried to uninstall/disable it but the "Disable" and "Show notifications" are greyed out -- I have not rooted phone. I am running Android 4.2.2 on a GT-19205 Mega. Note that the normal "Whatson" app ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 update deleted Play Store and a bunch of other Google apps

Today my Galaxy S3 alerted me that there was an update to Push Services available. For once I actually thought "hey, let's not dismiss this update" and went through the whole process. There were no ...
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How do I sync S Planner in Galaxy S5 with Galaxy Note 10.1?

I am trying to sync the data from S Planner in my Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 to my new Galaxy S5. Sync Settings (Settings > Accounts > Sync) on both devices show that I have ticked all the boxes ...
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Google calender: syncronisation into the future limeted for one year ahead?

in my calender-app (aCalender+, but also at the google calender app) on my samsung smartphone, I link to a google calender, where I imported the bavarian holidays from http://www.schulferien.org/iCal/....
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How to convert Samsung Backups

I backed up my calendar and contacts with Samsung Kies and switched then to cyanogen mod. The problem is now that I can't transfer the data back via Kies. Is there a converter for the samsung ...