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Is a factory reset from recovery different from one started in the OS?

Galaxy S4 I9505 on 5.1 Stock Handset has stability issues and I can't find a clear answer if a factory reset started in the OS runs the same process as one started via recovery?
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If I deleted photo from gallery made backup before flashing, will I get that photo in the backup?

My phone is Samsung Galaxy Grand. If I delete a photo from the gallery and make a backup before flashing, will I get that photo in the backup?
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How can i update my OS (gingerbread)

This question may be very low quality but it is very important for me ..I have Samsung galaxy-Pro and the Os version is Android OS, v2.2.2 (Froyo). The question is that i want to update it to ...
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Recover pending text messages deleted before sent

Last night I got a number from a girl, I tried to send her a message, but it hung on "message sending". I decided to delete the message without saving the number to my phone, and the whole thread ...
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How to fix badly virused android device - Your device has been modified, software updates are not available

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 that has been infected with some viruses really badly. After factory defaults, as soon as it connects to the internet it starts downloading some apps and ...
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In spite of sync is disabled, sync icon is shown in notification bar forever!

I am talking about Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos2 (GT-S6802). The undesirable thing is that Sync icon is always shown in notification bar. I checked Accounts and sync settings many times to make sure Auto ...
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Is Samsung Push Service redundant?

I would assume the Android OS would handle Push Notifications for applications, since some phones are not Samsung phones. Can I safely disable this push service, and still get push notifications from ...
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Differences in battery information and phones printed labels

I just run across this today: The value for battery current capacity printed on the battery of some Samsung Android devices are different than the numbers printed on the label on the phone (underneath ...
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My samsung s2 is being spammed & I have 2 apps that I can't uninstall. Please help

My son was playing games on my samsung and now I am being spammed all day long for the past week. I have installed Airpush Detector and it said that they don't detect any push ads on my phone from ...
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What's the input and output specifications of the Samsung Infuse wall charger?

I want to know if it matches with the Samsung Strive charger so I don't damage the Infuse (I don't have the charger for the infuse at the moment).
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How can I seamlessly make my phone a network drive?

Back when I had an LG G2, it had this awesome feature called Wireless Storage. If you're not familiar with it, it essentially allowed you to tap a button to instantly turn your internal storage into a ...
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How do I connect my Samsung Galaxy S6 to Android Studio?

I've downloaded a driver called SAMSUNG_USB_Driver_For_Mobile_Phones. When I plug in my phone via USB-MicroUSB, the phones begins charging, but is not recognized by the computer. How do I get my ...
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Equivalent for Windows + R for Android

It's often difficult to locate the app I am looking for on my Android phone. Is there a way/app which behaves like Windows + R on a PC, with autocomplete, so that I can quickly launch the app I want ...
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How can I get out of safe mode on my Galaxy S6 Edge?

I droped my new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and I thought it was alright until my phone rebooted and stuck in Safe mode. Now I realized that my VolumeDown button is stuck and getting pressed.
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How can I unlock my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 without factory reset

I suddenly cannot access my phone with my normal password. it just keeps saying its incorrect. How can I unlock my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 without factory reset. Very urgent help needed please.
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How to push gapps via adb to a rooted device

I have a Samsung t355c. A China model of the normal tablet that doesn't have gapps and as far as I get it a locked bootloader. There is no custom recovery for it. Runs 5.0.1 I managed to root it ...
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How to disable TouchWiz Easy Home mode and enable TouchWiz Home?

I've accidentally enabled TouchWiz Easy Home on my Samsung Galaxy SIII Neo (Android KitKat 4.4.2). Now I'm not sure how to get rid of it and get back to TouchWiz Home. I've tried rebooting the phone ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 not getting 5.0.2 update

I am working on provisioning several (3) Samsung Galaxy Tab 4's Model SM-T530, and one of them is not getting the latest system updates. It is stuck at Android 4.4.2, Kernel version 3.4.0-3235464. I ...
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Terminal for android

I'm still learning how to use the terminal. I know the dangers of fiddling with it. But I want to use the terminal emulator app to navigate my phone(messaging, camera, launch applications, etc) from ...
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Samsung KNOX is not working

I'm having a problem with my Samsung Galaxy S4 GT - I9500, it isn't rooted and has the official Lollipop ROM. Whenever I open KNOX and select setup and press next, it closes and displays the error: ...
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Copying SD card to disk [closed]

My trusty old 16GB micro SD card that has been with me through 4 phones is finally full. So I figured no biggie; I'll just buy a new (64GB) card, copy all the files down to my PC (which has no card ...
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Does anyone have a real solution to the “Unfortunately ______ service has stopped?”

I have had a Samsung Note 3 going on 2 years. I love it but this problem is driving me crazy. This has been a problem for at least the past year. I know others that have the problem as well and I have ...
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my android phone keeps asking sign in to wifi network.

My android phone keeps asking "sign in to wifi network" I'm wondering because I have a signal but I can't access. Please help to fix this problem
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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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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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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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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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Samsung s7 only asks for fingerprint scan not giving option to enter password

My new Samsung S7 was restarted today with an android update from T-Mobile. When it turned on, I unlocked it using a password. After few uses today, the fingerprint scan failed and each time I try ...
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How to turn off Samsung Galaxy a3 if the screen doesnt work?

How do I turn it off? My screen is not broken it just stopped working and i tried to restart it by pressing the on/off button and volume down-button but it didnt work. Thanks for you if you can help ...
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I have six Samsung Galaxy Avants that I can't do much with

So the owner of my company upgraded our employee phones to something more current. He was going to literally just throw away six perfect condition galaxy avants with cases and chargers until I asked ...
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Samsung mobile not getting charge when switch on

I am using SAMSUNG DUOS2. Its not getting charge when its switched on. But there is no problem in charging when switched off. Not charging in both I tried USB as well as wall charger. Android ver : ...
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How to backup 'Favorite tracks' playlist

Have a Samsung Galaxy 4S (SPH-L720) running Android 5.0.1. Ever since upgrading Android, phone hangs or reboots randomly at least once or twice a day. I would like to try restoring to factory ...
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Samsung Firmware Modifying!

As i'm working as a mobile software technician, alot of times i need to unpack some odin firmwares to add or remove some files, maybe adding some languages which isn't available in the firmware, then ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 says “Storage Space Running Out”…Help!

My Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, says: Storage Space Running Out; Some Functions May Not Work. I purchased a 32 GB SDHC card to see if it would help. I just opened up the SD card and inserted it. It did not ...
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I want to transfer my android internet app info (saved passwords/log on info on browser)

I have a note 3 and will be transferring to my note 5 soon. I want to find out if there is anyway i can just transfer the app with the existing internet browsing info with the login info i already ...
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Mobile network sign disappears, replaced by “stop sign” icon

I am using Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 device. I have SIM card inserted for mobile data usage. First time, it is working as I captured status bar image as shown with mobile data sign :- but ...
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Cannot connect google account to Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus S7500

I am helping my girlfriend to connect her Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus S7500 with a new android account. We set the phone to factory settings and are now trying to connect a(!) google account to the ...
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Deleting Pictures- Will They Really Be Gone?

Lets say I were to delete a photo, is there any way possible this photo may be seen on this device ever again? Will anyone ever be able to see this deleted photo if they pull up my device on their ...
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Where to download android for galaxy S5 (G900FZHU1ANE3)?

I have problem with my android. Even if I do factory reset. I decide to install another copy of android. My phone is samsung galaxy S5. Even though finding android for US models is easy (link), my ...
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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?