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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sounds like you're overthinking it. Android goes out of it's way to intelligently manage applications and resources. When you leave an app it will generally keep running as long as the resources are available. Long pressing Home and selecting it or just launching the shortcut again should take you right back to the running app. Theoretically it shouldn't ...


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The app Smart Taskbar will show you a list of the all tasks(apps) that are currently running on your device and allow you to switch to that app, similar to the native functionality but you are not limited to the 6 most recent apps. Basically it opens from any screen and also lets you set some shortcuts and widgets and choose from all installed apps (like ...


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From the home screen go to Settings > Applications > Manage applications > All > Market then choose "Clear data." This will erase your market search history. When you go back into the market it'll be like your first time. They will ask you to agree to the terms and condition again and then it'll be just like it was before without your search history. ...


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I haven't tried it myself, but from what I am reading in forums, etc, Apps Organizer is a free app that does what you are looking for. When you select an app in a folder, it closes the folder. EDIT: update - I just tried out Apps Organizer. It does close the folder when you select something. The only problem is that it appears to only allow app shortcuts - ...


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Try downloading and using a third-camera app from the market. The restriction is apparently on the stock camera app, not on the hardware (the camera itself). I downloaded Retro Camera, and it is able to take a picture when my Galaxy S is on low battery. That might not be the app you want, so do a search on the market with the keyword "Camera".


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Wrong. Galaxy S does have 512 Mb. the problem is that you cannot use it all for programs. From that 512 Mb of memory 128 Mb are reserved for graphical purposes and for phone modem. You don't want any call to end because programs running took all that memory, do you? The problem with the Galaxy S is that if we take into account that 128Mb we should have ...


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That screen is meant to be just a list of your apps. As you're using Samsung's built-in TouchWiz interface, one thing you can do is move those apps around, so that they're in an order you like and related apps are on the same page. Just press the Menu button, and press Edit and you should see little (-) signs appear on the apps, now you can drag them around ...


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The US Nexus S has a Super AMOLED, But a lot of manufactures are moving to Super LCD for the screens because of the "Super AMOLED Shortages". Even the Galaxy S 2 is supposed to have a Super LCD. From an engadget article comparing the two... there really is no clear winner between SLCD and AMOLED when it comes to picture quality -- the former offers a ...


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In the US, at least, most editions of the Galaxy S are shipped with Quick Office, a pretty functional document viewer that includes Word & PDF support. It's basic, but works. Beyond that, quite a few 3rd party apps are available on the market, including Adobe Reader, Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, and a handful of readers supporting non DRMed ...


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Going through the Galaxy S Flash/Root/ADB/ROM guide on XDA, I just spotted this: I'm running Linux/OSX. Can I still flash my firmware? Do I need to install windows? If you are running Linux you do not need to install Windows. You can either run Odin in a virtual machine or alternatively use Heimdall by Benjamin Dobell. Heimdall ...



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