Samsung is a multinational conglomerate corporation based in South Korea. Their electronics brand, Samsung Electronics, has produced numerous popular Android devices including the Galaxy S line, the Galaxy Tab, and Google's flagship Galaxy Nexus.

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Why can't a keyboard on the Samsung Galaxy S3 collect passwords?

When I enable an input method (a keyboard app) on a Nexus device, I see the following confirmation message: This input method may be able to collect all the text that you type, including personal ...
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Can't delete file in download folder

A few days ago, I downloaded a file of 1.9gb to my phone using the utorrent app. Utorrent downloaded the file automatically to my internal storage, and since I only had 2 gigs of free space, the ...
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Samsung p7510 versus p5110 : what are the main differences? [closed]

I'm in a tight schedule to buy someone a tablet in the ipad2-range, but I want to buy an Android device. After some research I decided to buy the Samsung Tab 10.1" P5110 (I don't need 3G). However ...
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Persistent download notification on Galaxy S3 running Android 4.3

My Galaxy S3 from Sprint keeps showing me that a file (a picture) has been downloaded. I deleted the downloaded file after a day or two, yet the notification still pops up and when I tap on it, it ...
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What precisely is CloudAgent process? Its files eats space like crazy

I have bunch of usual stuff going on in my phone (Samsung Grand, Android 4.1.2) like app auto-updates, Twitter, Dropbox, etc. Most of the time it's clear what the network-related settings for them are ...
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SIM Card not detected after encrypting device

I have a Samsung Galaxy Pocket Neo (Model GT-S5310B) running Android 4.1.2 The device is not rooted and the update notifier tells me I have the latest available version installed. Today I tried ...
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Are Samsung firmware updates regional?

Silly straightforward question: are updates to Samsung devices firmware regional, meaning that US may get an update earlier than South America or EU? Also: who controls those updates? Do they depend ...
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Samsung Galaxy S III (S3) Won't Connect via USB with Android File Transfer with MacBook Pro - Mountain Lion

I saw some similar questions along these lines with newer Samsung devices, but I will post a question here anyway in case an answer for me ends up being an answer different than that for someone else. ...
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Samsung Galaxy GT-S5300B dead / bricked (?)

I own a Samsung Galaxy Pocket (GT-S5300B) and, last week, I mistakenly erased a partition issuing the command: cat /dev/block/mmcblk0p1 > /dev/zero (It was either that or /proc/mmcblk0p1, I ...
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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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Galaxy Note 2: Disable MTP/PTP

When I connect my HTC Sensation (firmware: CM 10) to some PC I need to enter a passcode (to unlock the phone) and explicitly allow mounting as usb drive. But when I connect SGN2 it enables MTP or PTP ...
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Phone interrupted during update

I was updating my phone using Kies and the download was interrupted. My phone now has a black screen with a little phone, a yellow triangle with an exclamation point, and a computer on it. I cannot ...
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How to write SMS by dragging fingers

I was shown that with the messaging app (texting), I can drag my finger along the letters so it writes! How do I do that? I've been looking at my phone forever & I really wanna know.
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Change the week start on Clock alarms

Is there a way to change the start of the week to Monday (instead of Sunday) in the default clock program? Note that my local is set to English (UK) so it should be the default but is not. I am ...
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Updating app that has newer version than the store it was bought in

I bought an app in the Samsung Play store, only to find out later that there is a newer version available in the Google play store. In case the developer doesn't update the Samsung offered version, ...
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What will I lose when I do a factory reset? [duplicate]

I have Locked myself out of my phone because I entered too many pattern attempts. I can't sign into my Google account because my wi-fi isn't turned on. So I need to factory reset it. I'm just ...
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Disable all Samsung Stylus pen gestures (e.g. Samsung Galaxy Note)

When I hold the side button of my Samsung Galaxy Note's stylus pen pressed, it doesn't draw anymore but starts interpreting any stylus movement as a gesture (e.g. "go back", screenshot). Is there any ...
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Will adb restore increment the custom binary flash counter?

With adb backup an archive of all apps and their data can be retrieved from the phone. I could not find any clear information which exact files and partitions are accessed during the process. If it ...
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Android 4.0 devices do not return majority of the discoverable Bluetooth devices

The observation about 4.0 may be wrong, but this s evident in both the 4.0 devices I have tested : Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Samsung Nexus S. (Nexus S is actually upgraded by me to 4.0) In the other ...
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How can I update ROM of a generic Samsung Android device? [closed]

I have a set-top box which has a Google vendor ID 18D1:0005. I have installed it's driver with Zadig and now there is an Android device under "libusb (WinUSB) devices under Computer Management -> ...
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Galaxy Tab P1000 shows a phone <-> PC symbol and is not responding after flashing

I was flashing my GT P1000 and the power went down, then on the galaxy tab screen i see an image of a Phone ! PC and nothing i can do to reboot it or connecting it to the laptop. Its dead. please ...
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How to revert Hangouts to Google Talk in Samsung S4

I just updated my Android version to 4.3. However, Google Talk is replaced by Hangouts automatically. I don't like Hangouts, since I cannot see friends who are online/offline. I wish to revert to ...
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Why can't I delete pictures I've sent in Google Hangouts in my gallery?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note III(3) and when I open my gallery there is a folder for each hangout conversation that contains images I have sent. Is there a way to delete the pictures or folders from ...
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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 - Eye detection on non-native apps?

Although I feel that the eye detection still requires a lot of tweaks and performance improvements by Samsung, I would be more tempted to use it and test it if it worked with non-native apps. For ...
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Getting KitKat on my Galaxy S4 [duplicate]

I was wondering if there was like an installation that you can install to a Galaxy S4 device to enable you to get KitKat? I know some people with Galaxy S4's have already got KitKat installed, but it ...
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Set native Jelly Bean dialer and contacts for Samsung Galaxy S3

The stock Samsung dialer and contacts (developed by Samsung) is waaay too laggy for me to use it. Actually it takes seconds to navigate through the tabs of logs, favorites or the contact list. (Got ...
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Remove bloatware from a Samsung Galaxy S4 [duplicate]

I just bought a Samsung Galaxy S4 and I'd like to get rid of a lot of applications I found installed but I'm not going to use. What options do I have? Surfing the web it seems that I cannot do it ...
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How to convert .img to .tar to flash using Samsung odin tool?

I have downloaded touch recovery from clockworkmod website. How do I flash downloaded .img file using Odin / Mobile Odin tool?
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touchwiz launcher bug with logcat inside

My problem is that when you try to delete any home page, it gives me force close here is video of my problem http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IX4ZDOA3ygE&feature=g-upl here is fragment of logcat: ...
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revert back to android 2.1 in samsung galaxy 5 aka europa from cyanogenmod 7 gingerbread 2.3

I have installed android 2.3 gingerbread in my galaxy 5 europa GT-I5500 following this post Now want to go back to 2.1, any dictation how to do that? Thanks for your help.
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use wifi for data but not phone?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 and figured out how to connect to WiFi, but I want only the data to go through WiFi, not the telephone calls. (I have had trouble w/ phone over wifi; the data is fine though ...
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Why can't my samsung galaxy R connect to my laptop Wi-Fi, but is able to connect to others?

Why can't my samsung galaxy R connect to my laptop Wi-Fi, but is able to connect to others? I'm using connectify program in my laptop and windows xp. Thank you.
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Why doesn't Samsung Kies show an update for my Galaxy Ace?

My phone has Android 2.3.3, build GINGERBREAD.XWPKY. I have the latest version of Kies and my phone isn't rooted. But I believe I should see an upgrade to 2.3.5 there. Any clues? Note: When I first ...
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Rooting the Samsung Galaxy LITE (SGH-T399

I have recently purchased the Galaxy LITE phone. I am having trouble rooting this device. It would be easy if I had a windows computer, but I only have a MAC, and a LINUX computer. Instructions on how ...
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Android on Samsung Jet S8003?

I have recently got the urge to install and test different devices on uncommon OS markets. I have discovered that I still have an old Samsung Jet S8003, and would like to install Android Gingerbread ...
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How does the Samsung Galaxy wake-command work?

How does the Samsung Galaxy wake-command work? Is the microprocessor always on? Or does it wake when it detects sound?
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How can I keep the music information on my vehicle's screen updated while playing music from my phone?

How do I get the screen in my truck to stay refreshed/updated while playing music (via bluetooth) on my Samsung Galaxy s4? The screen shows the first song's info like the song, artist etc. But when ...
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how to add user in samsung galaxy note 10.1 2014 LT Edition ? i cannot see this feature in my device

i bought samsung galaxy note 10.1 2014 LTE edition from malayasia and cannot see "add users" settings in device manager. My tablet has andfoid 4.3 version and need help as i want to create restricted ...
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Samsung Galaxy GT-s7562 rooting using (Arch)linux

I have a Samsung Galaxy Trend II Duos (GT-S7562) bought from China.(I live in Ireland) Hence, I am not able to access any google services through apps (no access to Play Store, Google based apps). I ...
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How do I change DNS settings for 3G?

So I can use Twitter. It is okay when I use WiFi. But in 3G I cannot change DNS.
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Odin detecting Galaxy S plus only in Ramdump Mode

I have a Galaxy S plus (GT I9001), I installed Tiger Jelly Bean recently, which was working fine. But phone was lagging a lot so I decided to install the stock rom again. I installed Kies(latest ...
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Samsung Galaxy S Captivate stuck at the boot screen

I have a Galaxy S Captivate and it has been problematic ever since. I flashed various stock roms (with and without bootloaders) in download mode and the phone always gets stuck at the boot screen ...
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When will the reader option appear in Samsung's Internet-browser?

Samsung's browser called "Internet" offers for some sites a separate reader. But not for all sites. What is the criterion to offer the little green box? It looks quite random to me.
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Why is my lock screen scrambled sometimes?

Occasionally my phone (specs below) will awake to the dots on the lock screen being all the way up in the corner. I can't unlock it because the other 6 dots are cut off and turning the phone or ...
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Mobile network not available on unlocked Active

I purchased a "new" unlocked Samsung Galaxy S4 Active SGH-I537 phone on E-Bay. Everything works fine except when I use the phone with my local carrier SIM card. When I insert the SIM card and turn on ...
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Samsung - Change password / log-in method with NFC

I had some NFC tags with my Xperia Sola. It could change settings if I touched the tags with the phone, and it was pretty useful. Can one use this "technology" with modern Samsung phones? Both ...
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Restore home-screen auto-rotation after wallpaper change

On a pretty new Galaxy S2+, the home screen used to rotate when the device was rotated. After switching the wallpaper of home screen (and perhaps lock screen as well), using the Photo app shipped with ...
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How do I have the contacts name only once a text comes?

on my samsung android 4.3 I turned off in messages settings preview, now when I receive a text I get "new text messages". When turned on I get the contacts name & some of the text written from the ...
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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 wont charge while on and battery is discharging

So after reformatting my phone, resetting to defaults, nothing has seem to work. I even took it to my cell provider to see the tech, they didn't do anything. Whats weird is that it had 20% and so i ...
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samsung tablet GT- P3113 have OTG USB support?

Does the samsung tablet model # GT-P3113 have OTG USB support already built in or do I need to get the cable? Am thinking of getting a keyboard for my tablet.