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True network connectivity issues are usually pretty easy to identify as they would affect data to/from every app on the device. Are you also having trouble browsing the web, running speed tests, or streaming other types of video (like Netflix or other flash players)? Do you see the same issue on a stable WiFi connection? If you're in an area where Sprint's ...


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If you see the 3G/4G symbol and the arrows are just grey, that just means that you have data connectivity but there is no send or receive activity at the moment. I guess you made an false assumption: The data radio is only off (deactivated) if you don't see the the symbol at all. Otherwise, if the symbol is there and the arrows are grey, your radio is on, ...


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Are you using a Battery saving app like Battery XL ? If so, try to disable it, it caused me a lot of problems. Have you tried also to switch on Airplane mode and switch it back off and retry ?


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onik's right that ADB is your best bet for retrieving your apps, data, etc. But to get it all, you need to be rooted. XDA has an extremely simple guide for rooting that fortunately doesn't require the use of the screen, it just requires USB Debugging. Once you root and start adb shell, try entering su before anything else. If the prompt changes from $ to ...


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I don't believe @Mark Dorsey is talking about the IMEI, I think he means the Device ID that android assigns to a device. This ID is generated when the device first boots, but it will be recreated if you do a factory reset. Reference More specifically, Settings.Secure.ANDROID_ID. This is a 64-bit quantity that is generated and stored when the device ...


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Anything can go wrong, including issues that permanently brick the device. That said, Galaxy S devices are compatible with a tool called Odin that can fix all but the worst problems. Example process. I personally flash pretty much anything I feel like onto my Vibrant, and Odin has saved me many times. I wouldn't hesitate to flash something I wanted to ...


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Are you able to Chrome-to-Phone a page containing the link to the mp3 you want? If so, Dolphin (and most most every Android browser) will allow you to "save link as" (or similar) when you long-press on it. This will download the file instead of trying to play or stream it. More cumbersome solutions include downloading the mp3 you want on your PC then ...


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Just about every Samsung device can be flashed with Odin, regardless of what firmware is installed on it at the time. For specific instructions you can refer to this XDA thread, which explains how to flash a rooted FC09 image: put your device into Download Mode Connect to your computer and make sure ODIN recognizes your device Flash the ...


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First of all, if you are not 100% sure which system apps you can uninstall, it is better to freeze them first (which is supported by e.g. Titanium Backup and other apps). So if something starts behaving weird, you can simply unfreeze those apps again. As you probably haven't just frozen the resp. apps, let's move to the second option: You hopefully made a ...


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Are you using the original YouTube app by Google? Alternatively, try using http://m.youtube.com using your stock browser.


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If your device is full rooted (not just shell rooted), try using Root Explorer app. Mount /system with read-write permission and then paste com.samsung.apk file in /system/app/. Reboot the device... Done! Remember to set permissions of the app to rw-r--r-- before rebooting.


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If you have debugging enabled, you can use adb to pull files from the phone. If you can't remember the names of the files, you can use adb shell to enter the phone's shell and then browse the filesystem with normal UNIX commands, such as ls, cd dir, cd ..etc. Once you have a list of files to copy, use adb pull /sdcard/path/to/file.ext localpath/file.ext. If ...


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This was resolved. Unfortunately, I don't have any recollection of how it was resolved. Presumably a software update?



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