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Using a Samsung Galaxy S5 (SC-04) in Japan, with Docomo as my service provider. Currently running Android 4.4.2 Kitkat, unrooted.

Also have a Galaxy Tab 10.1, 16GB, WiFi only (GT-P7510). Currently running Android 4.4.2 Kitkat, rooted.


Nov
26
comment How do I get my GPS working in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean?
Ended up getting an answer elsewhere, but 100 rep to you for at least trying to help. :)
Nov
21
comment How do I get my GPS working in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean?
Thank you for responding. I've tried a variety of GPS fix apps, and testing in wide open spaces, and I still get nothing. A friend of mine has Jelly Bean installed with no GPS issues, so I think GPS should work with this ROM, but so far, no joy.
Nov
13
comment How do I turn off speech search in Jelly Bean?
There is no Google Search entry under the "Media Button Pressed" Category in Autostarts.
Nov
13
comment How do I turn off speech search in Jelly Bean?
I downloaded and installed Autostarts, and there is a "Media Button Pressed" entry, but I have discovered that it is not clicking the button once that activates Google Voice Search, it is holding down the button. Holding down the button should cause PowerAMP to advance forward one song. Unfortunately I can't find any entry for long presses on the headset button.
Nov
9
comment Sound volume randomly changes
Thank you for this suggestion. Unfortunately, I have tried this app for the last few hours and have discovered that it does not prevent the volume from making spontaneous changes.
Nov
5
comment How can I get my compass pointing the right direction?
@DenisGuy: Well, it worked for me, so you can't say that it will automatically soft-brick a phone. You can, however, say that's what it did to your phone. As always, one should be cautious with free advice gained from forums on the internet.
Aug
2
comment USB transfer speed ridiculously slow
@ce4: I updated the kernel and the ROM, and now my GPS doesn't work. So I guess I'm back to playing feature-whack-a-mole.
Jul
29
comment USB transfer speed ridiculously slow
@w3d The problem seems to be with both the internal memory and the MicroSD. I do not have a separate card reader for the microSD. The MicroSD is a 16GB class 4 card made by Sandisk.
Jul
13
comment How can I determine what is a normal USB transfer speed for my Android phone?
Thanks for this answer, as it made me realize my question could have been phrased better. I guess what I need to know is, how do I determine what class my SD cards are (the GS2 has two, internal and external) and then what should I expect from them. I've updated my question accordingly.
Jun
27
comment Can I replace the system font just for Japanese text?
So I can change the fonts on my phone by renaming and replacing the font files, without needing an app?
Jun
17
comment Can someone recommend a ROM and kernel for the Galaxy S2 that works fully?
@Sparx: It seems there's one more update for the S2 kernel, it's at 3.3.2 now. I've installed that. Also, one more question about the stock ROM. The whole reason I rooted and installed a custom ROM was to remove bloatware and release myself from my carrier's USB tethering charges. If I install the stock ROM, will that not include bloatware and also revert me back to the USB tethering system that was in place before?
Jun
17
comment Can someone recommend a ROM and kernel for the Galaxy S2 that works fully?
@AlEverett: Except I am not looking for recommendations of just "good" or "better". My current ROM has had specific issues: WiFi, compass, and GPS issues. So is it not specific enough to be looking for a ROM that does not have those issues?
Jun
16
comment Can someone recommend a ROM and kernel for the Galaxy S2 that works fully?
@ce4: Aren't "nightlies" unstable? I thought "nightly" meant they were the versions being developed and worked on.
Jun
16
comment Can someone recommend a ROM and kernel for the Galaxy S2 that works fully?
@Sparx: Thank you for the recommendations. However, I've just tried Googling a bit, and I'm not sure exactly what the difference is or where exactly to download. Any chance of a more firm recommendation or breakdown of the differences? Also, are these all ROMs? Is my kernel okay and should I only be looking at ROMs?
Jun
16
comment Can someone recommend a ROM and kernel for the Galaxy S2 that works fully?
@Sparx: Nothing wrong with it, I just didn't know it was an option. I know a bit about flashing ROMs from having been through the process, but I'm hardly an expert. Where would I get a "stock" ROM? And if I use a "stock" ROM, will I still have root access?
Jun
14
comment What are the optimal settings for a video that will be played on a Galaxy Tab 10.1?
Tells me everything I needed to know. Thanks very much! A bounty of 50 points for you! :)
Jun
13
comment What are the optimal settings for a video that will be played on a Galaxy Tab 10.1?
Great answer! One question: I don't use Handbrake, so I don't know what RF:20 means in terms of bitrate. Can you provide an actual bitrate number that would be ideal?
Jun
8
comment Battery life depends on type of charger
Whether this is likely to be true or not, this is not an answer to the question. The question is why is the duration shorter, not if it is. You may not believe the questioner's circumstances, but if so, it would be more appropriate to ask them to provide usage data to verify their claim instead of outright dismissing it. It might turn out that usage is the difference, but you may also be surprised.
Jun
2
comment Can I open a route I created in Google Maps in Navigation?
I have the same experience as @cjk. This method will take a saved location, and then determine a route to that location from one's current location. This is not the same has plotting a whole route, and then being able to follow that route, which is what is hoped for in the question.
May
30
comment Compass north and south are reversed on my Samsung Galaxy 2
@GAThrawn: I've tried a variety of apps, and as far as I can tell, they all show the exact same problem.