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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 ...
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Weird battery issues

There's this phone I got, it belonged to my girlfriend's mom, but she just gave it to me since it stopped working and I wanted it. The problem is it won't charge. I'll plug it in and the screen will ...
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How do I install android back on my tablet?

My tablet is a samsung galaxy tab 2 7.0 (GT-P3110) and in recovery, choosing the power off option says there is No OS installed! Are you sure you want to power off? - TWRP custom recovery. So how can ...
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How to reset samsung edge s6?

My Samsung has crashed, I can see that it's on but it does not respond to any button clicks nor shuts down Tried this and it does not work. How to reset Samsung edge s6?
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How to return SAMSUNG GT-S5670 to Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread?

I have SAMSUNG GT-S5670, and I had android version Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread, but I wanted updated it to Android 4.4. Kitkat. I download on computer Cyanogen Mod and Google Apps package. I put it on ...
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Switch to default keyboard in password fields

I primarily use SwiftKey keyboard on my Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablet. I want to find a way to automatically switch to the default Samsung keyboard when I enter a password. Currently I have to pull down ...
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How to (unhide WhatsApp contact / remove WhatsApp account) in Samsung Galaxy S5?

Please be patient for me to explain the situation. This seems to be an odd case to me, but it could happen to everyone using Android. I make this specific to Samsung Galaxy S5 because this problem ...
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New vulnerabilietes discovered in Galaxy S5 stock keyboard update [on hold]

http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/06/new-exploit-turns-samsung-galaxy-phones-into-remote-bugging-devices/ I was thinking about buying this phone along with a extetnion at my provider because the ...
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Samsung sidesync run from pc

my phone's lcd and touch is broke, and I'm trying to use samsung sidesync to access phone. Problem is that that I can't run sidesync app. I have tried to use ADB but I'm 100% sure that I have disabled ...
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Android Jellybean stock browser in Samsung S3 is rendering SVG improperly

I have been using SVG to render images in my App, the images render improperly in Samsung S3 device's NATIVE BROWSER only. They work fine in CHROME browser in the same device. What could be the ...
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Android rooting from Ubuntu

I gather that when it comes to rooting an Android device, one needs a separate machine (e.g. a desktop computer) to carry out the rooting steps from; the details of the procedure depend strongly on ...
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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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Battery connector pins showing strange voltages for a phone and a tablet

I have a Samsung GT-I9003 phone and a Samsung GT-P3100 tablet. Phone is rated 3.7V 1A, tablet is rated 5V 2A. Phone has an Input:100-240V 50-60Hz 150mA Output:5.0V 550mA charger, tablet has an ...
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Using PIN instead of a password for encryption on Galaxy S5

I have a brand new Galaxy S5 with Kitkat (4.4.2) and am required to encrypt it for work. I greatly prefer to use the PIN lock screen instead of the password due to the annoyance of having to type in ...
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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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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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How to root Samsung Galaxy Ace II X

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace II X smartphone, and for various reasons, would like to root it. It is running android version 4.0.4. How exactly do I root it? Should I download the necessary files, or ...
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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 do I add other apps to Samsung's multi-window/sliding app in Android 4.1.2?

I just got the Android 4.1.2 update. I know how to disable the multi-window/sliding app section. I know how to add and remove the preassigned apps there, but how can I add other apps (e.g. camera, ...
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Galaxy S6 not seen by pc at all

I have one week old S6 and now tried to use adb. I unlocked developer mode, enabled USB debugging, connected to usb and nothing happened. adb devices shows empty list, lsusb on mac and linux as well ...
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How to upgrade Samsung galaxy A5 to lollipop without using Kies?

I'm on Manjaro Linux can't use Kies, I tried it in virtualbox, didn't work as expected. I live in Lebanon, so no A&T version or anything like that, I need standard firmware. I have galaxy A5, ...
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Samsung Keyboard of keybinding of switching input methods [duplicate]

How do I disable the 'Shift + Space' keybinding of Samsung Keyboard, which triggers the toggling of input methods? I use a physical keyboard, and it is quite easy (and annoying) for my system 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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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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Rooting the Samsung Galaxy LITE (SGH-T399)

I have recently purchased a Samsung Galaxy Lite (SGH-T399). I am having trouble rooting it. It would be easy if I had a Windows PC, but I only have one Mac and one Linux PC. Instructions on how to ...
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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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Remove missed calls notification on lock screen?

I'm using Samsung core prime with touchwiz and Android 4.4+ inside so Locksreen Policy can't help. Anyone know some setting or apps can get this done? Cause I'm using another apps to manage call and ...
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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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Enable Developer Options on Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4

I'm having trouble enabling developer options on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 tablet. I click the build number 7 times and get the toast telling me it's enabled, but it doesn't appear in the menu ...
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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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My Samsung Galaxy S III claims that a screenshot was “copied to clipboard”. What?

I'm used to the Palm Treo 700p, running Palm OS. On Palm OS, the system clipboard can hold only text. I now also own a Samsung Galaxy S Relay, running Android "Jelly Bean" 4.1.2. This is a phone ...
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Port System Apps

I really like Samsung Stock Music Player . but my Galaxy A300H doesnt have Stock Music Player. I just download A300FU (Lte ver) Firmware to take the Samsung music player to my Galaxy A3 . install in ...
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How does Samsung implement SD card encryption?

My android device just stopped working. I still have my SD card, but all data in it is encrypted. Encryption has been performed at file level, so I have the directory structure and filenames in plain ...
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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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why does my mic not work with headphones plugged in I can hear they cannot hear me

I plug regular headphones into jack it shows headphones on my bar can hear person talking they cannot hear me why does this happen how can I fix samsung galaxy note 2
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I can't use the space in my SD card and I've already tried “first aid” tips. How can I get my phone to notice the external SD?

I have a Samsung Galaxy exhibit. My phone knows that the SD is in it, but if I try to update apps or download, it says I have insufficient storage. Previously said,I already tried the first aid tips ...
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My Samsung Galaxy s2 is very dim?

My Samsung Galaxy s2 is very dim, what is the problem. It is so dim I can't see a video properly! ->Auto brightness set to off ->Brightness level is maximum ( when i make it minimum the screen looks ...
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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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Is there a “temporary root” for Samsung phones?

I have a Samsung stellar from Verizon. I want to temporarily root it (I think the iPhone/iPod one is a tethered root). After I restart my phone, I want it to act like it never was rooted. Ever. If I ...
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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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How do I access settings in WhatsApp on Samsung Galaxy Note 3?

I don't see the ellipses icon ("...") in the top-right corner of the screen on my Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Without it, how can I get to the Settings screen in WhatsApp?
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Repartition Internal Storage of SGH-I717

I've come across some variations of this question, but I'm unable to find a definitive solution. I have a Samsung Galaxy Note SGH-I717, currently running Android 4.1.2. The phone is advertised as ...
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Samsung S5 doesn't show USB icon

Whenever I plug a USB cable into my Samsung Galaxy S5 device, it won't show the USB icon, I don't see anything happening on my computer either, all that shows is that it's charging. I tried plugging ...
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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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Entering Samsung Codes on the Galaxy S4 - Verizon

This is likely an embarrassing question, but I may not be the only one struggling. I am trying to figure out a problem with my phone by using these secret dialer codes. I am entering these codes into ...
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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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Downgrade to KitKat from CyanogenMod (Lollipop 5.0) on Samsung S5

I installed CyanogenMod (Lollipop 5.0) on my Samsung Galaxy S5, but I want to go back to my original software on KitKat. Can anybody help me please?
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Samsung note 8 n5110, adb sideload <filename>

I have a soft-or-hard bricked Samsung Note 8, n5110 and now would like to rebuild it to a somewhat workable state. The device has a flaky power-charging system and may not be worth repairing. I use ...
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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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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 ...