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As far as I know audio amplifying circuits will have a fixed amplifying ratio (gain). By adding resistance (either digitally or using analog POT) on the input (or output?) signal the volume is reduced. Hence in my opinion it can't be done. Switching over to in ear phone buds like: instead of: will provide better noise isolation and there by improve ...


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Apparently Samsung has a lot of problems handling the GPS feature. It is no news that the Galaxy S is really flawed regarding location (see this). Personally, using one, I have felt the pain, as I had the same problems. I don't know if the problem is the same with the Gio, but some of the things I've tried were: Turn GPS off and then back on; Reboot the ...


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Without a data plan you actually have two big problems with GPS. Firstly without a dataplan the coarse location via network triangulation or wifi networks won't work properly, as your phone needs to query Google's central database of phone network tower IDs, Wifi point IDs and their location, this is a huge amout of data that's updating constantly, so your ...


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In the messaging app, access menu > settings > text message limit and set it to a higher number you like. Hope this helps.


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I have Galaxy 3 (GT-I5800) and 7" Galaxy Tab at hand, and I can confirm their GPS performance is abysmal. It also seems to deteriorate over time.. unless I'm imagining things. The best way to get lock is to be outside, stand still and open the Google Maps. It can still take minutes and sometimes it just doesn't get lock at all, but if you move, or start ...


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I discovered an app called GPS Test that assists in finding satellites by showing how many are currently in view. Basically, I just move my phone around until I can pick up enough satellites. Then I hold it still until my position has been locked in. After the lock-in I just use my phone like I normally would. I look like an idiot when I try to pick up a ...


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I think I had the same problem recently. When I pressed the phone's power button to wake it up, the display would turn on, but stay completely blank. It happened multiple times a day for me and I got frustrated, so I tried three things and one of those seems to have fixed the problem. Knock on wood. I reformatted my external SD-Card. I removed almost all ...


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I think you need to buy one of these MHL to HDMI converters - it mentions that it specifically supports your device.


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I'm afraid not. There is an official 2.3.6 upgrade available, but it's not available using Android's over-the-air (OTA) update system, so you have to use Samsung Kies on a PC to flash it to the phone. There are also unofficial 4.1.2 upgrades available, but similarly, you need Kies to flash the phone.


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If you can't get the device to even turn on, then this will not really help... From XDA post about unbricking this device: Prepare ODIN with the firmware you want to flash (in my case was Gingerbread 2.3.4) and get it ready to go. Remove battery, wait for a bit. Insert battery again. Flash a recovery with your specific filesystem (EXT4 or RFS)-(If you ...


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I've solved the problem. The device has a custom rom and you cannot unblock them so. I had to flash the device with a stock one and Odin and then it asked me for network key.


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Boot into safe mode and see if this does the trick. To do this press HOME + MENU and then while pressing then power up using POWER BUTTON


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It could be that the phone is stuck in a boot loop at or before the OS has a chance to load. According to XDA, to get into the recovery partition, start with this: Home button + Volume button - + On button. If you can get into fastboot mode, you can issue a command from the PC with a usb cable. After seeing if the device is there with "fastboot devices", ...


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Make sure the Wi-Fi router is not banning you. Wi-Fi routers have a setting to allow/deny specific MAC Addresses which could be used by your brother (to tease you). If you are allowed to connect with router, this means DHCP is not working for you. DHCP service automatically assign IPs to devices in network. DHCP server on router could be corrected after ...


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Sounds like you are in a boot loop. If you are sure that you installed a ROM that is supported on your device, go back in to the recovery and make sure you wipe the DATA and CACHE. If you reboot after doing so, and you still get the boot loop, then I would do as Matthew Read suggests and flash the Stock ROM back.


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If your device is rooted you can use LBE Privacy Guard to allow/deny network access based on a per-app setting (and much more). Since I couldn't find the version I use (and shown in the screenshots) on the market minutes ago I think there's a new version of it available. But I didn't get an update via Android Market on my phone.


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I had the same problem with my Gio and I found out that it's because i leave WiFi ON for a while without working with phone. This is a bug in Android-2.2 Froyo and it's solved in 2.3 Gingerbread which has been released on December 6, 2010.



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