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Four ways: Upgrading the software, fixing the hardware, resetting the GPS settings/data, and using "fake" GPS. Upgrading the Software Samsung definitely released some bad GPS firmware, which does not help things. Fortunately, good code is included in all of the recent 2.2 updates. If you can, upgrade your software to 2.2. It has many advantages ...


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From what I can find, there is no way to turn it off: no solution in the samsung galaxy s forum no solution in the vodafone forum Tasker can't suppress it However, one commenter notes Some custom ROMs rebuild the framework and rip the notification out entirely. Check out the XDA forums if you'd like to try that stuff. Typically requires root and a ...


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I'm not sure if it is the same on all devices, but if you long press on the letter e then you should see a pop-up that allows you to selected accented variations of the letter e.


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The built-in Camera app on the Galaxy S can use the front facing camera. It's called "Self Shot Mode" and I've used it on mine once or twice, easiest way to grab a quick picture of you and a friend when there's no one else around to take the shot. Open the camera app, press the square symbol at the top-left (the mode button), press Self-Shot, smile at the ...


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This is just showing whether your phone number is saved to the phone number description property on your SIM card. Some networks always program this in for you, many don't. Some phones let you write to this property, some don't, some read it, some don't. It has nothing to do with what actual phone number is attached to that SIM card by the phone company. ...


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click "applications", click menu button, click "edit". You should now be able to drag the email icon away. Then just replace it with the gmail icon by dragging it to its place. The other way is to configure the mail application to connect to gmail with imap or pop, but I wouldn't recommend it since gmail app is much better. Hope this helps!


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Set the global notifications to silent. Set the notification on messaging to any ringtone (not default). Repeat (2) for any other app you want notifications for. You'll still have a tone when you 1st plug the phone in to the charger, but no tone when it's fully charged. Of course, this isn't a perfect solution since you need to manually set every other ...


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Go to Samsung Kies software, on top left of the window, click the menu > Driver recovery. Let it reinstall drivers After driver installation finished, go to your phone, Settings> Application > Development, tick USB debugging mode. Under USB debugging mode connect your phone to the PC with USB. It installs correctly! Disconnect from PC Untick USB debugging ...


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Settings > Applications > Development > Stay awake


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The menu you get when you press the shutdown key should give you a list of options including Shutdown, Restart etc. If it doesn't, your phone's manufacturer might have left it out of the ROM.


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If you add an empty file called .nomedia to a directory the media scanner will ignore it.


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Open up the memo application (or anywhere that you can enter text), enter the "ki" that's giving you problems, highlight it and hit the Swype key on the lower left; it will prompt you to delete the word. In general it will remember new words that you enter; you may have to type them out letter-by-letter first.


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When you hold the Home key and tap Power, it takes a screenshot. Unfortunately sometimes lag causes the Home press to be delayed/extended, so if you press it and let go before hitting Power it will still happen sometimes. The original SGS suffers from this issue as well, though it uses Home+Back. I would try the same workaround I propose in my answer to ...


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Use the app Quick Boot to restart your device (a rooted device). Answer seems to be given partially here: I've rooted my phone. Now what? What do I gain from rooting? Use the app Quick Boot to restart your device. Start the Quick boot app and choose 'Reboot' and there you go.


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I disconnected the cable Kies popped up an error message which said, the upgrade failed and offered to try to recover for me. By following the instructions on screen I was able to recover my device.


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Another confirmation that the back tick isn't on Swype. But, you don't need to dig that deep to switch.. Long press in the input area, choose "Input method" and then you can select the Samsung or Android keyboards. Another long press and two clicks and you are back to Swype.


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Contacts | Menu | Display Options | Choose contacts to display (account) Make sure only "System Group: My Contacts" is checked. Or whichever groups you actually want to see. (More specifically, make sure "All other contacts" is not checked.)


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Yes you can, you will need to create a different "calendar" (probably "tag" would be a better name, but that's Google's terms for it). Creating a Calendar (do this from the Desktop, I didn't found a way to do it from Android's Calendar app; do anyone know?): Go to http://www.google.com/calendar. Look for the "My calendars" box on the left, click on "Add" ...


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If you are using Swype, slide your finger from the Swype button (bottom left) to the SYM key. This will display a set of navigation buttons - including a dpad that lets you move the text input.


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Can you see the calendar if you go to your Calendar app and open Menu -> More -> Settings -> Calendars? Check that it's enabled there. You could also try to remove/readd the calendar from the PC and then sync your phone again.


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In case this helps someone with the same problem, I have the solution : I had to check the Settings - Wireless and network - Mobile network - Use packet data check box. When this was done, I could send picture MMS messages. Maybe obvious for some .. but it sure was one setting I thought I should not need just to send an MMS message.


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Go download PowerAmp. Best $5 I ever spent on an app. It includes lockscreen controls and I'm pretty sure you can set up lockscreen gestures to do whatever you want. I'll confirm this real quick on my installation. Edit: Confirmed on the lockscreen gestures. Swiping left and right over the album art will skip the track forward and backward by default, ...


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When adb shows devices as ???????????? it's usually a permission problem and the usb device file. Your udev rules doesn't seem right. Make sure that you have udev configured to something like this: SUBSYSTEM=="usb", SYSFS{idVendor}=="04e8", MODE="0666" Where 04e8 is Samsung's USB Vendor ID. Under Linux there is also an adb_usb.ini from the SDK where you ...


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You most probably have an unpartitioned sdcard, clockworkmod however assumes that is partitioned and wants to mount the first partition (/dev/block/mmcblk0p1). You can fix this by repartitioning your sdcard so that it has a mountable fat-formatted first volume and then retry. If you don't mind using the commandline, boot to recovery and connect via adb ...


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If you only need the backtick for when you're entering code on StackExchange sites, then there's actually no reason to type the character. Any time you're in a Question or Answer box, there's a set of icons just above the box, pressing the 101 010 button puts a pair of matching backticks into the text box at the current cursor location, with some replacable ...


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Yes and Kinda. You're talking about USB On the Go (OTG) and Android is capable of it but it's not officially supported. I couldn't find any apps in the app market that handle it but here are a couple people that got it working: http://sven.killig.de/android/N1/2.2/usb_host/ (this guy basically turned his Nexus One into a whole work station) ...


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It can if you turn the function on in the settings. In the settings menu there's an option for "GPS", that when checked turns on geotagging: via GSM Arena & CareAce


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OK. I found the correct combination. It seems that the recovery distributed with Cyanogenmod 10 M2 for galaxysmtd is really picky about the hardware buttons. Here's how you can boot to recovery: Start with Galaxy S powered off Press and hold Volume up + Home Press and hold Power button Wait for (factory default) Galaxy S GT-I9000 boot display to show up ...


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Holding down the '. key will get you a menu of extra characters to type. I saw the ` there. 2012-10-09 Update: I recently check with the beta version of Swype, and noticed that the ` had moved to r4 key, but my original answer is still valid for the version of Swype built into my phone. Future versions of Swype may move special keys around, and you may need ...


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Android 2.1 doesn't have any preloaded ebook readers but specific phones may have something preloaded. The pre-loaded apps depend on the carrier, but regardless you can download different ebook readers from the Android App Market for free. Unfortunately none of the current ebook readers are a complete solution as they all have major limitations. Here are ...



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