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Sometimes amoled display turns green or purple(tinted)

I am using samsung A500g since month but sometimes while using phone display turns slightly green or purple (tinted) in shade but as soon as i adjust brightness display becomes normal. Can this be ...
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Shutdown a device without power button

My Samsung tablet just fell down and now the power button doesn't work. Is there any other way to shut it down?
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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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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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The difference between NFC mode on Android (e.g. card mode, P2P mode)

On my Samsung Galaxy Note 4, there are two NFC modes: card mode and P2P mode. What is the purpose of these modes? Is there any other modes in NFC?
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Powering Samsung J7 using an external DC power supply

I would like to turn on Samsung J7 using an external power supply. The problem is that it uses 4 pin (+,*,-,*) to connect to its battery. The first pin is the positive and the third one is the ...
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Gear vr galaxy s6 edge plus

I have a Samsung Galaxy s6 edge plus from Verizon but I'm currently using it on page plus unlimited plan I recently bought a Samsung gear vr oculus headset and after I place the phone in it nothing ...
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How do I import my old contacts (from computer) into Samsung?

I had an iPhone and laptop (that was using LotusNotes) whose contacts were synchronised. I exported all the contacts into a .vcf file, containing hundreds of contacts. How do I import them into my new ...
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AT&T Samsung Galaxy S6 will not connect to WiFi automatically

I have an Asus TM AC-1900 WiFi router at home. We have a Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, iPhone 6 Plus and notebook computers. They are all able to connect to Wifi when I get home. However, the new ...
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Odin3 v3.10.6 stops at aboot.mbn

Trying to update Freedompop (Sprint) Galaxy S4 to Lollipop 5. Odin3 recognizes phone, checks MD5 file OK. After clicking Start it progresses but stops and last progress line says "aboot.mbn". Phone ...
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Unable to delete unwanted empty folders from my onbox [on hold]

Hi I'm so frustrated as I have unused sub folders I'm my inbox and I can't delete any. These folders are my Samsung galaxy and my Nexus 7 tablet. Please can anybody advise?
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Modifying a Stock firmware

I would like to modify the stock firmware to replace and add launchers and animations to my phone.is it possible?
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Battery drains very quickly on Samsung Galaxy S5

I have purchased a Samsung Galaxy S5 from the store. I open it and I begin by charging it for the first time, but without turning it on. The battery was 61%, so I waited until 100%. After that, I ...
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Android says Damaged SD card at EVERY card

I faced a problem with my 32 GB SD Card on Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime. Device says Damaged SD card. I changed it to a brand new (also 32 GB) SD card... And problem didn't gone. Each card read perfect ...
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Samsung Grand Neo GT-I9060 (MediaTek MT6575) Blurred Coloured screen

My friend's phone Samsung Grand Neo GT-I9060 cloned MT6575 When I check info with MTKDroidTools I get different Info Hardware : MT6575 Model : GT-I9082 Build number : ALPS.JB.MP.V1.16 Build ...
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Can't connect Samsung S7 to Mac

Basically I'm trying to run my application on a Samsung S7 but my Mac isn't recognizing the device. I've tried installing Android File Transfer and it doesn't recognize it either. USB Debugging is ...
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Samsung Galaxy S4 will not boot, turns off after 2 seconds

My Samsung S4 does not fully boot. It turns off after two seconds after the Samsung screen and before the Cyanogen boot screen. How do I resolve this issue? I can't boot into recovery -- it never ...
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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 ...
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GPS is not working in Samsung SM-J320F device

I have tested with 3-4 GPS location apps in my Samsung SM-J320F device but still not getting location by using GPS. It's working fine to get Network based location. But i don't understand why it's ...
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SD card pin number

I am trying to transfer data from Galaxy S to Galaxy 4. Need SC PIN number for Galaxy S. I cannot download the Smart Switch app to the Galaxy S, need to transfer manually. Need the PIN number from ...
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Samsung Duos Mac address keeps changing

I have a Samsung Duos GT-I9082 (Android 4.2.2). Every time the screen turns off or is locked, the WiFi gets turned off. Then on the MAC address changes so I cannot connect to the WiFi due to MAC ...
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Smasung s3 losing connection

I have been facing this problem of using my Samsung s3 since last couple of months. The connection seems to give away when i use my mobile phone. The connection bar charts keep coming and going , and ...
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Samsung S3 mini unable to connect usb hub Maxxter

I am unable to connect my Samsung S3 mini GA i8200 to a ACT-UHB-OTG-01 - Maxxter usb hub. The OTG trouble shooter indicates: no device Is it at all possible to connect?
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Update AT&T Samsung without sim card?

I have a Samsung sgh-i927 that I want to use as a media player. I don't have a sim card. How can I update the OS? It is an AT&T phone.
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Can you change user agent and device info on non-rooted phone?

For example, I have Samsung Galaxy and use android Chrome but I would like to fake it so that the user-agent shows I'm using HTC One and some other browser. Is this possible on a non-rooted phone or ...
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Sound stops in mid-call (incoming sound only, outgoing sound is fine)

I have a bizarre problem and I don't know whether it's my phone (Samsung Galaxy S4), my Bluetooth headset (Plantronics Voyager Legend), my carrier (T-mobile) or our corporate conference call system ...
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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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Cannot connect Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 SM-T705 to computer vis usb

I'm trying to connect my Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 SM-T705 with Android 4.4.2 to computer via usb - but there's no effect. Fun thing is that I was able to do it a week ago. Connection of flash card to ...
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Total factory reset needed [closed]

Can't perform a total factory reset.Seems I'm on some strange internet lately.Feels as if someone elee may be controlled my phone. My number changed by one d iget Shortly after I bought it.also build ...
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samsung galaxy tablet note 10.1 went from functional to completely dead in 12 hours, help!

my Samsung tablet was working normally, last thing before bed, when I woke up screen had gone to just grey stripes , like a bad test pattern and I couldn't turn it off what ever I did, so left it on ...
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can't uninstall app

My Samsung Galaxy Mega with Android 4.2.2 will not allow me to uninstall an app (Gravity Screen 1.80.8) even when I stop its running service. When I select it from downloaded apps the Stop and ...
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how to unfreeze a tablet

It kept on saying se secrity warning and said it was disabled so I only saw an option to enable Knox so I pressed enable and it went to the download screen and said Samsung Galaxy tab A and it won't ...
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How do I get my S2 to communicate with the bluetooth keyboard again

I purchased the Samsung keyboard case when I bought my 9.7 inch S2 at Best Buy. After a short while, the bluetooth connection was lost and I was unable to get it back, so back to the store. They could ...
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Having serious technical problems / crashing on my Samsung i9300

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 (i9300) that I've been using for slightly over a year. I am a rather heavy-duty user of the phone, and have used in intensively for that time. I do take care of the phone ...
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Cannot access Internet

My wife is using a i9000 SamSung. She receives Gmail, no problems, downloaded updates for Samsung Apps, but cannot access Internet( or YouTube, Google search etc) even when shown as connected to my ...
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How to Install system app with SE Linux enforced on Galaxy s7 Android 6.0.1

first, sorry for my english :) i try to install a user app (installed in /data/app/) as system app on my new galaxy s7 : - Android 6.0.1 - Rooted - factory ROM I follow many tutorials : ...
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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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Swipe required before pattern unlock on Marshmallow 6

I have pattern screen lock set on Samsung S6, and with the marshmallow 6 upgrade I must swipe before I get the pattern. Can I disable the required swipe, and just open to the pattern unlock screen?
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If you restore whatsapp chats, will also the chats with the blocked contacts will be restored and visible?

If i want to restore my conversations on whatsapp and i'm reinstalling it from the latest backup, will the conversations with the blocked contacts appear? will the blocked contacts continue to be ...
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Can´t update apps through mobile data.

Just restored to factory defaults and I can´t seem to update any app through mobile data, it needs wifi. Im on a Samsung Galaxy S5 android version 5.0
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Excessive data and battery usage with Samsung S7 on Android 6.0.1

Recently I bought a Samsung Galaxy S7. I had an S6 Edge, and no problems with Android OS data usage/battery drain. The big problem is, I don't know why, but Android OS is eating my mobile data and ...
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Where on an Android device can I find information about the make, model, etc of the device?

I don't own a smartphone and I don't use Android but other than that I'm a tech guy (-: My father has a Samsung Android phone but doesn't know what model it is and it has no markings on the case. I ...
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My songs I put on my Micro SD Card does not appear on Samsung Galaxy S5!

Here's what happened. Recently i bought myself a 128 gb Micro SD card. I added all of my music, which takes up 30 gb of the SD Card. When I open up music player i don't see all of the songs i put, ...
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Android adb: “device unauthorized” message, but can't boot device to confirm authroization

I managed to get stuck in a boot loop after installing the Chainfire 3D driver on a Galaxy Tab 3. I can boot into the recovery mode (and download mode) but when I try to establish a connection using ...
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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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Can't see audio & video files of android phone in PC

I connect my phone to my PC through USB cord and select MTP mode. When I open SD card then I can transfer only photos , but I can't transfer my audio and video files. First I copy some video and then ...
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Tampered phone - Consistent Denial-Of-Service on device

I believe my ex did something to me phone. Everything has led me here. Please help. Recently, my phone will stop working unless he is around. I have been seeing my email on FaceBook to turn to ...
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How can I backup playlists or extract path+filename information from them (generated with builtin MP3-player)?

I like to extract playlist information (i.e. path and filenames) I've created on Android's builtin MP3-player, to copy it with the MP3 files to a bigger SDHC card. Playlist information is lost when ...
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S5360 Ringer speaker (No Sound)

What to do if Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 has no sound. But if I plugged the headphone there is sound but in the when i unplugged, no sound. Is it the hardware is the problem. And how how much the speaker ...