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Galaxy A3 2017, PROBLEMS WITH GOOGLE PLAY STORE

I have a galaxy a3, 2017. its showing all the time that my google play store stopping . i did try all the things which i read in internet, but still its the same. any recommendations? or maybe im ...
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S-Pen only (touch screen disabled)?

I take hand written notes on my Samsung Tablet S3, as well as my Samsung Note 8 phone, using the S Pen. Both are on Android 9. Palm rejection and other accidental touches are mostly rejected, but ...
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Receiving duplicate messages in Samsung's Messaging app

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy S9 running on Android 9.0 Pie. When I send an SMS message, most of the replies that come back are shown twice. How to stop the duplication?
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Can't power off Galaxy T2 without password

Is there anyway to power down a Galaxy tab2 without a password. Following all the hard start advice only gets me to this: Your device was restarted and needs to be unlocked with your password. you can ...
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How to put Google Store on Chinese Samsung Note10+

I'm currently living in China and decided to buy the Samsung Note10+ (has Android 9 installed) (had an iPhone from America beforehand), I did not know the headache that awaited me. I know no Chinese (...
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how fast do games burn your battery [closed]

how much does playing a game make your phone battery burn up.
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changed phone from Sony Xperia to Samsung A50s Contact Synchronization

I have recently changed my phone from Sony Xperia XA Ultra to Samsung A50s. I have contacts saved in my gmail only because I have many phones and I usually have these synchronization problems. Now in ...
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Custom Android OS/Rom with Advanced Security Protection [Development Help Needed] [closed]

Hello Everyone So I was wondering (I've searched the internet and various websites,with no luck finding what I need) Requirements: I would like to customize and build the Android OS for my mobile ...
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factory reset Samsung tablet without previous owners Google info? [duplicate]

I was given a Samsung tablet that she friend got in a storage auction, I've tried to factory reset it but upon powering back up it asks for previous owners Google account, obviously I have no clue ...
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Hotkey for Inverting Screen Colors on the Samsung Galaxy A70 (Android 9.0 Pie)

On my previous LG phones and Samsung Tablet (Tab S3), there is an option under accessibility to enable screen color inversion just by multi-tapping on the home button. It's called something like "...
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How to extract/backup your phone contact list and browser bookmarks (stock browser, not chrome)

Android - how to extract/backup your phone contact list and browser favorites (stock browser, not chrome) - a modern Samsung smartphone. Hi, I am grateful for any replies (pls note that we always ...
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Block outgoing calls but allow text

I would like to know if it is possible to block outgoing calls to one specific contact but still allow texting and incoming calls.
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Android Never able to be used [closed]

HELP! Hello! My husband bought our daughter a samsung tablet last year from Walmart. Apparently, on the receipt was the information he would need to activate the tablet. However, he lost the receipt ...
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how to disable gmail notification sound samsung a50s

I have a Samsung A50s. It is making some sound each time an email arrives in inbox. I am not able to find out how to disable these sounds? How can I do this?
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Need information on Devices and if there are more than one with Pictures

Curious if these are more than one J3 phones. I have suspicions that somehow this J3 is or has been able to retrieve information from my phone to theirs. I am not sure if possible but could it be ...
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Can someone explain if this is 2 android phones [duplicate]

Curious if these are more than one J3 phones. I have suspicions that somehow this J3 is or has been able to retrieve information from my phone to theirs. I am not sure if possible but could it be ...
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How can I check that my Samsung phone is original and hasn't been modified?

How can I check that the mobile device that I am using has not been altered after leaving the factory? By this I mean no changes whatsoever have been made to the device. Whether it's the whole OS (...
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Google Photos auto cloud backup immediately after Samsung Camera app takes photo?

I want my Samsung A40 to do a Google Photos cloud backup immediately after Samsung Camera app takes a new photo. The problem: Samsung forces use of Samsung Camera app which use Samsung Gallery for ...
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How to edit shortcuts on top of share page

I am using a Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e with current updates. From the samsung browser I want to share a webpage using the three lines menu at the top right and click "share". On the share page there are ...
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Why is Brand new Samsung A50 keep trying to connect to internet even when I chose to “skip” the internet connectivity configuration?

I bought a brand new Samsung A50 off the shelf. I already placed my microsim card into the phone. But when I start up the phone, it keeps trying to connect me to the internet, even though when the ...
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Huawei backup files to SDcard and now using Samsung but i need to extract my Notes!

So recently I've come from a Huawei p20 lite and was set to manual & automatic backups. also cloud backups which I have had no success in recovering because unfortunately it doesn't back up ...
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Need help identifying things under web and open source license

I found some stuff on my phone and I have no idea what it is. Call me paranoid, did my wife clone my phone? Is it rooted? Ton of these licenses from Apache? I was reading stuff online about samsung ...
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My samsung galaxy tab 10.1 has data which doesnt exist

Apparently, when I go into the settings, and use storage, there is 1gb of video and everything else is in total 5gb, so I'm really confuse on what is taking up 7 GIGS OF SPACE. And all of my apps are ...
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Samsung tablet blocked

Bonjour, Tout à l'heure j'ai ressortis ma tablette samsung a6 pour tester une nouvelle fonctionnalité de steam. En voulant l'allumer, j'ai eu un écran bleu avec écris "downloading". J'ai vu sur ...
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How to know if USB drive was detected using OTG from dmesg output?

I am trying to get OTG to work with my phone (Samsung Galaxy Win SHV-E500L, previous question here) I have used an externally powered USB hub and connected it to an OTG cable connecting it to my ...
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How to stop photo messages from being diverted into a group conversation?

We have a pair of Samsung Galaxy J3 phones on Virgin Mobile. On one phone, photos received via MMS display within the same conversation normally: as you can see, the cat photo is sent between two "...
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Samsung Note 5: Heimdall recovery flash completes, but device stuck “Downloading…”

I downloaded TWRP from twrp.me, and ran heimdall flash --RECOVERY recovery.img --no-reboot On my Samsung S5 that was in Download Mode. heimdall seems to have completed successfully: Heimdall v1.4.2 ...
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Samsung 7 active, #*#*4636#*#*?

Hello when putting this code into the phone dialer ,under the usage time ,is that total time used or just that time?anyone know,thanks in advance
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FRP Lock - bricked phone. How to flash/recover and not wipe system data?

I tried to gain a root access yesterday on a Samsung Galaxy A510F and got it locked with a red FRP message. Why did I want to gain a root access? There was a text message deleted in the phone and I ...
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Samsung S9 keeps booting into recovery mode

The phone won't start normally. It will boot into recovery mode. I've restarted several times. The phone asks me for my pin, then displays the typical lock-unlock symbol. Then it says "Optimizing app ...
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How to select appropriate firmware for Samsung Xcover 4?

I want to use these instructions to root Samsung Xcover 4 that I'm planning to buy. Below instructions there is warning:Warning: The above tutorial only works for Android 7.0 with the built id NRD90M....
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Cannot find “my profile” in “contacts” to disable profile sharing

I am trying to first of all see if my profile is shared because I got a notification saying it is. Googling about it gives me the result that I need to open contacts and go to "my profile". Where is ...
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Can't move or share files in My Files app

just downloaded some mp3 files and needed to move them from downloads to my music folder. not sure if its because of the new system update, but for some reason there is literally no option to move, ...
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Disable vibration in Samsung?

(Attention: Samsung's 9.0-Pie / One UI is different from stock Android) Is there any way to completely disable vibration in a Samsung phone running their flavor of Android Pie (9.0)? I already have ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab A stuck at logo

My Samsung Galaxy Tab A stuck at the logo screen. All I could find on internet so far were advices to push power button together with Volume up. But it doesn't react for me. Push and hold power ...
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how to limit android battery charge to 65 to 80% but only at certain times without rooting? [duplicate]

If i wanted to limit android battery charge to 65 to 80% but only at certain times and not everytime,without rooting the device then what are my options? its not general curiosity. it is more of a ...
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How to fix “dmesg: klogctl: Permission denied” for normal user on Android?

I have a rooted Samsung device(system-as-root). When I open adb shell and run the dmesg then it behaves differently for su and normal user. It throws dmesg: klogctl: Permission denied error when ...
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How to boot system-as-root device always as rooted?

I have a Samsung S10 5G device that is actually a system-as-root device. I have rooted it by following the instructions given here. As the system-as-root devices have no ramdisk in boot.img but in ...
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How to power off Samsung A6 without screen

The screen on my Galaxy A6 is dead. Until I possibly get it repaired, I would like to shutdown the phone, mainly to stop the alarm which I cannot turn off without the screen. I have seen plenty of ...
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Andorid Optimising Apps Bootloop?

Issue: Phone boots, then starts optimising apps (2 of 2), then proceeds to start apps and then restarts right away. Is this technically a bootloop? (since it has booted, started doing some stuff and ...
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Phone still stuck in a bootloop after flashing official firmware with Odin!

I successfully flashed a stock ROM on my Galaxy Note 4 using Odin 3.13.1 but, unfortunatelly, the bootloop is not gone. Device info: SM-N910C unrooted Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Bootloop sequence: ...
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Converting Samsung Smart Switch's contacts.spb file to VCF or CSV

I made a backup of my Samsung Galaxy S4 using Samsung Smart Switch. Good thing because my phone just up and died. I have an iPhone X on order but I need to get to some of my contacts now. Smart ...
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Galaxy S6 - Can't unlock phone after factory reset

I just got a new Galaxy S9 to replace my 3-year-old Galaxy S6 and I will be giving it to my mother so I did a Factory Reset to my Galaxy S6. To my surprise, doing a factory reset didn't actually ...
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Samsung Note 4 + Bootloop + Odin + HOME_CSC_ Questions

(TL;DR, skip directly to 4. Questions) I have a problem which I though would require a qualified input. I will try to explain briefly: what the current situation is, what the desired situation is, ...
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Weak Vibration on a Samsung A10e

I recently bought a Samsung a10e with Android 9. Among other problems, I can barely feel the phone when somebody is calling me. My ringer is almost always off, so my phone is almost always on vibrate. ...
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Can i make my Samsung note 10 plus icons look exactly the same as google pixel icons?

Can somebody help me find a way of making my Samsung note 10plus icons look precisely like that of a google pixel? I want to be exactly the same. I tried a few tricks, but I could not manage to make ...
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Samsung Galaxy A asking for password although I never set it

I never had or used a password for Galaxy tablet A. However, it’s now asking for one to turn off the device to reset password. I am unable to turn off or start up the device. Any suggestions on how I ...
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Will Samsung galaxy s10 works in my country?

You may know that samsung galaxy s10 have two different versions, one with Qualcomm chipset and one with Exynos chipset. From reviews in the youtube and sites like bgr and anandtech, I'm more biased ...
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Are Android App Permissions Placebos (Android Pie)?

I'm looking at every app that has 'Microphone' permissions on my Android Pie Galaxy Note phone, accessed through: Settings > Apps > Hamburger Menu > App Permissions > Microphone Five ...
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Notifications in J3 samsung

What are these notifications, and what are they used for?