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Songs on memory card does not appear in music player on Samsung Galaxy S2

I recently bought 16 GB SD card to store music on my Samsung Galaxy S2. I transferred about 500 songs from my pc to this new SD card but when I open the default music player app on my Galaxy S2 I can ...
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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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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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Remove swisscom on Samsung s6

I ordered a Samsung s6 from some shitty page on the internet, I got the phone and it's the real Samsung s6 but they put some shit called Swisscom in it, which is really annoying cause the phone starts ...
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Tried wiping/resetting my Samsung Galaxy tablet

Hi I have tried resetting my Samsung by scrolling down to wipe/reset but when it comes onto the section for me to scroll down to yes it completely skips and does not let me go onto yes only the 7 ...
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Samsung S Planner: day info clouds gone

On my Samsung Galaxy SIII, the Samsung S calendar (/S planner?) home screen widget which uses Google Calendar used to have cloud-like information areas which would be displayed whenever the user ...
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Galaxy s5 Firmware what firmware?

So my Galaxy s5 broke about 2months ago but it was rooted so i dont have any warranty. I was wondering if you could help me figure out the stockfirmware on Sammobile, This is the screen i currently ...
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Is it possible to flash Gapps on stock s6?

So, I have a samsung galaxy S6 (SM-G920R4) with 5.1.1. I am rooted, I plan to use flashify, and I am about to flash Gapps (ARM64, 5.1, stock package) from http://opengapps.org. There is nothing out ...
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Want to decrypt or see images from Encrypted SD card

i have Samsung grand handset. I had encrypted my phone to enable my office mails on my handset. in that process, my SD card was also encrypted. however, now I formatted my fone (factory reset) as fone ...
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Android ignoring “reply-to” header

When I receive an email on my Samsung S5 and reply to it, the email is going to the sender's email instead of the requested "reply-to" email. I am using the default email app that comes with the ...
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Weird screen colors on Samsung Note 10.1 N8000

I have an old Samsung Note 10.1 model N8000 (not the 2014 Note 10.1). For some reason, the screen colors suddenly became strange. They are not inverted, just patchy and odd colors. The tablet still ...
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Is it an hardware or software issue

I rooted my android phone using MTK,then it started displaying horizontal shaking lines,and the phone didn't fall or crack,Pls is that an hardware or software issue?
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Manually place CF SuperSU files on System.img(unpacked)

Is it possible to manually install SuperSu on unpacked System.img. I can't install a custom recovery on Phone: Samsung Galaxy S6(Clone) MT6572 Model: ALPS.KK1.MP6 .V1 Board: P725_MB_V1.2 94V-0 ...
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TAB.S Screen start flash with blue streaks and then device reboots by itself

Days ago after installing and deleting some apps (maybe malwares...?) from the Samsung store my tablet tab.s starting at a random point of use to flashing blue streaks on screen before rebooting by ...
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samsung galaxy a3: block all notifications except email and sms

Device: Samsung Duos (SM_A300H) Android version 5.0.2 I want something very basic: that my samsung galaxy a3 works like a phone and makes sound only for call, sms and alarm. No more FB nor email nor ...
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I flashed recoveries with Odin, why doesn't my phone boot bow?

Samsung S3 Android phone, not rooted, stock firmware. In chronological order: I turned on USB debugging, although could not use fastboot. I used Odin to flash multiple recoveries, but I don't think I ...
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Stuck in Sending Mode (Galaxy S4)

Everytime I send a sms message, to any of my contacts, it gets stuck sending, with the little circle going round and round. I don't know if it's my network or my phone. This has started happening only ...
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HOW DO I GET MY PHONE AND SIM TO WORK

I have a straighttalk SIM CARD, my phone (that i bought with the sim card) was broken, so now I have a Samsung AT&T phone that I am trying to put my SIM CARD in so I can have a phone, I have ...
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TWRP and CWM not supported

So I tried installing these two most commonly used custom recoveries without going through the hassle of using my PC, since TWRP and Rom manager from the playstore makes these things easy for you now. ...
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Stuck on Software Update after Factory reset, please help!

So I just wanted to casually reset my phone as it had too much junk on it, so I backed up my contacts and music safe and sound on my PC, I then went ahead on my phone to SETTINGS > Backup and reset > ...
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Samsung Galaxy S6 64GB “Insufficient Storage Space” after Hard Reset and tried every fix

I have tried all the fixes I can find online about deleting the cache but I just hard reset my phone and installed apps. This has happened twice so not sure what to do. Could it be the formatting was ...
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I need to access the internal sotorage

I was changing the ROM on my phone (Samsung Galaxy S5 SM G900P) when I deleted the OS. Now I know I can flash a new one by adding a zip file to the SD card or Internal storage. The problem is that I ...
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Retrieve private mode pictures from Samsung device after factory reset

I got a Galaxy S6 recently and none of my private mode pictures were transferred from my Galaxy S5 when Sprint transferred everything to my new phone. My normal pictures appeared when I entered my ...
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How to slow down boot on Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

I made a custom boot animation in .qmg for my Galaxy but the system boots too rapidly, I try to slow it down. I searched in all the boot files how to do that but I did not found anything... One file ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab A Office Suite Compatibility

I bought a new branded Samsung Galaxy Tab A (WiFi Only) at last year. Microsoft Office suite comes pre-installed with this device. However, when I clicked a app (Word, Excel or Powerpoint), the app ...
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How do I close the Gmail app on my Samsung S4 phone?

Whenever I open my Gmail app on my Samsung Galaxy S4 phone, I can't get it to close. It locks the screen up and I have to restart the phone to get back to my home screen or any other app. How do I ...