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I recently had the same issue - I have an old Samsung Galaxy S with Android 2.3.6. I think somehow an app got updated when I was on WiFi, but I didn't know what it was. I noticed a "sync" icon appeared and would not go away. I finally realized I could go to Settings → Applications → Battery Use, and find out that YouTube was the culprit. Then I ...


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Before you flash the recovery, untick the Auto Reboot option in ODIN. Then flash the recovery. After flashing in done, reboot your device directly to recovery mode from download mode by pressing Vol up + Power + Home button together. Now you will see the TWRP recovery is booted in your device. Now you can reboot normally and your TWRP will be installed.


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Looking around, this reddit comment pointed me in the right direction. Using ES Task Manager I found all apps with a name containing "photo", and all were recently updated. Photo Collage Editor was the culprit. So if you don't like random ads forced on you, don't install this app: I'm sure there's plenty of other apps that do collages, and are made ...


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Per this page, WARNING: Do not boot into Samsung's ROM without first applying our Root .zip. Samsung's OTA updates install /system/etc/install-recovery.sh and /system/recovery-from-boot.p, which cause Samsung's ROM to replace the recovery image you had just flashed with the stock recovery. Our Root .zip removes these files, thus preserving your custom ...


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The same thing has happened to me. The fact I also have a Note 3 with exactly the same symptoms makes me believe it is a faulty system update or other service installation/upgrade error. Google Play Services v7.3 (according to https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.gms but maybe it's 9.0.82 or 83 or something) rolled out from May ...


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I had this exact same problem on my Galaxy S6 recently. No matter how many attempts I made in different positions, the fingerprint reader decided, as it often does, that it simply wasn't going to accept my fingerprints. Frustrated, I had no option but to continue trying (and failing) to scan my fingers with ever-increasing timeouts because it wasn't giving ...


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Turn on the keyboard and go into blue tooth settings. Hold down on the selected device and it will pair. Mine prompted me to enter a code on the keyboard then it was paired! It just came to me all of the sudden after searching for answers so i figured I'd post what worked.


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I found a possible solution for this, but it requires root: The app "Sequence Unlock" can wake up the screen with a combination of volume up&down and (this is optional) disable the power&home button (only both together unfortunately) It requires the Xposed Framework


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If you know what adb is and how to use it, you can run adb shell reboot -p If not, you can install the following drivers, and extract the following zip file anywhere. Once done, enable USB debugging, plug your phone in your computer, and double-click on adbprompt.bat. You're going to see the following text in a command prompt: Portable ADB Interface - v0.2 ...


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That's because your Proximity Sensor is not working as it should. See Whats the use case of proximity sensor? . This could be due to software or hardware issue To check dial secret code # 0 #. See Samsung Galaxy A8 Secret Codes, Hidden Menu in Samsung A8. After reading the values follow steps here Try fixing with apps like Proximity Sensor Reset App or ...



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