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Remote wipe programs like Plan B only work if your phone still has battery and still has a data connection through the internet to download the app, if you'd pre-loaded a program like LookOut then it would work without a data connection but would still need a phone network connection to receive an SMS text message or something like that. If you've blocked ...


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I've seen a number of people report that the WLAN test dialer code will allow the driver to reload properly (example). I believe it's *#*#526#*#* on many Samsung phones, but this post indicates that it may also be *#*#528#*#* or *#*#232339#*#*. This may not work on all devices, since manufacturers tend to include/remove different dialer codes almost at a ...


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A comparable issue happened to me twice. The first time my audio files database was empty after a synchronization that went wrong. The second time my pictures application was never able to load the thumbnails. Each time the solution has been the same: clear the multimedia database. To do so, go in "Settings" -> "Applications" -> "Manage applications". Then ...


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This sounds like something that you need to make sure your operator has enabled on your contract, normally with smartphones a data plan is a data plan, once you've got one they give you a (monthly/weekly/daily) bandwidth limit which you can use either on 3G or GPRS, the operator doesn't care which you use. It sounds like you don't want to pay for a monthly ...


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If your computer has Bluetooth (most laptops do, and some wireless keyboards and mice connect through a bluetooth adaptor), then there are apps that will allow you to share your phone's GPS device to the PC as a bluetooth GPS adaptor. See this previous question for some of them: Can I use the Nexus-S GPS as an external GPS for another device (via ...


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See if your friend created a backup of your phone - that's a suggested step in lots of root instructions, and it is possible he did this so you can just re-add the missing application. Assuming this wasn't done though, you may want to just start over. The following webpage has information on using ODIN (Samsung service application) to restore the original ...


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The easiest way is through ROM Manager (you can find it in the Market). After installing it, open it and select the .zip file for the ROM you want to install. The phone will reboot into Recovery mode. Hit "Reinstall packages" or something similar to replace this recovery with Clockworkmod Recovery from ROM Manager (may have to do this twice). Then your ...


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Settings >> Wireless & Networks >> Mobile Networks >> Access Point Names That should list the APNs applicable/configured for your network; Once you select the APN entry (click on the name) you should be able to see/configure MMS. Update: Here is another question on MMS configuration : How can I configure my phone for MMS?


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I highly recommend Handbrake Video Converter. It can convert all common video formats to mp4,mkv that the samsung video player supports. Choose the iPod Profile which is supported by most phones or you could also create your own profile. I always use Handbrake to convert videos for my Galaxy Ace. The Samsung GT-I5503 shares many similarities with the Galaxy ...


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According to this link this message is due to a bad translation from Korean to English (and from that to Dutch, because in Dutch the message has the same meaning). Original Korean was something like "For this ROM there are not updates available (yet)".


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How long are you waiting? Sometimes it can take a really long time to load. What you'll probably have to end up doing: Turn off your phone, then start up in Safe Mode by pressing and holding the big black dpad key plus the power button. Keep pressing them until you see "Safe Mode" on the screen. Uninstall any apps you've installed since your last restart. ...


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I performed two steps to fix the issue: Settings -> Wireless & network settings -> Wi-Fi settings -> click menu button and select Advanced, Select Wi-Fi sleep policy - > Select Never. Dial *#*#526#*#* for WLAN Diagnostics. This will reload the Wi-Fi driver (I tried this before without step 1 and it rebooted my mobile).


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MX Video Player supports quite a number of video extensions namely .3gp .avi .divx .f4v .flv .mkv .mp4 .mpeg .mov .vob .wmv .webm .xvid and many more but it will require you to install this codecs for GT-I5503 (you will be auto prompted after you install the player but in case not, use the link). You will not need to convert videos anymore.


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Simple answer: Yes - rooting your device will void your warranty. However, if there is an issue, usually you can unroot your device (which usually is a simple process) and then take it in to have it serviced (you will have to decide for yourself if you are comfortable with that or not). Off the top of my head I do not know how to root your particular ...


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I haven't tried this myself but the following supposedly helps in getting a faster lock for Samsung's Galaxy range of Android devices. Make sure GPS satellite and Wireless networks has been activated. Press *#*#1472365#*#*. This will bring up GPS settings. Settings -> Parameter Settings -> Address -> Server Type: 1x MPC Settings -> Parameter ...


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Indeed, there is - the aptly named GPS Test app ought to help you. The more popular GPS Status & Toolbox is also similar and will display your current lat/long co-ordinates and also a compass. Both are currently freeware.


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Sometimes there may be interference from other electronic / microwave equipment. In your router / access point's settings change the channel and see if there's any improvement. Also, don't be taken in so much by the bars displayed. Very often, I see only 2 bars, but in the WiFi settings, I see the signal strength displayed as EXCELLENT. The other usual ...


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It looks like Samsung have already released an official Android 2.2 update for the i5500 in the UK. So there is an official version, and it should be going to other countries and service providers, but unfortunately you may have to wait for it. Source http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=9431054&postcount=224 and ...



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