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How to set custom text notification sounds with a Samsung Galaxy S22?

I just purchased a Samsung Galaxy S22. It runs Android 12 and One UI 4.1. What I am trying to do is use a custom notification sound for my text messages (Google Messages). I want a custom sound for ...
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How do you record the first time setup of an Android device without USB Debugging enabled?

I'm trying to record the initial setup of an Android phone/tablet for my company but i'm running into an issue where none of the Android to PC mirroring programs work during this part without having ...
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Lock down settings on personal andoid device

I'm trying to lock down settings on my personal Android phone, to prevent myself from spending excessive amounts of time browsing the web and so on. Currently I'm using the app AppBlock and a ...
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Do Google & OEMs always have backdoors in Android devices?

In a helpful comment on this Android Stackexchange question, prominent contributor alecxs states: google and OEMs will always have own backdoors in propritary [sic] blobs for baseband/modem etc - you ...
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Why notifications sound is controlled by media sound settings?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S9+ with Android 10 and I have the following problem - in the sound settings, I have media and ringtone set to halfway, but notification and system sound set to 0. But I can ...
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Is there a folder called .privacy_safe?

For Samsung Galaxy A10e myFiles app which is already installed on my phone, I go to internal storage then I see .privacy_safe folder. Once opened, it contained 3 things: db folder (had 1 item) ...
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cyclic bluetooth issues using a Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 3

Anybody any idea what is the reason for cyclic bluetooth issues using a Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 3? The connection shortly breaks/drops/becomes very slow after 3 seconds before recovering after 1 ...
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Unable to flash GApps zip after lineage OS 18.1 ROM

I have flashed a lineage OS 18.1 custom ROM on my Samsung A30 device. I am able to boot into the system successfully. However, I am facing issues while flashing Open Gapps. I have followed below steps:...
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Unable to record calls with Samsung Galaxy A10 (SM-A105FN), Android version 11

I'm having issues with my Samsung Galaxy A10: I cannot record calls, and I've been trying to enable this feature for the last 2 whole days. I have downloaded about a dozen different call recording ...
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Is there a way to bring back an old dead phone?

I have an old Galaxy Pocket that I've used for 8 years. Some months ago I was using it to listen to music, and it suddenly died and won't turn on. I understand that phones have a lifespan and they ...
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What is the difference between "Corning Gorilla Glass Victus" and "Corning Gorilla Glass Victus Plus"?

What is the difference between "Gorilla Glass Victus" and "Gorilla Glass Victus+"? Samsung claims their S22 and S22+ and S22U phones have something called Corning® Gorilla® Glass ...
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Is it okay to disable built-in app? [closed]

Whenever I try to delete a built-in app it says "disable". What happens if I disable a built-in app?
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How to change charging animation used when device is turned off?

As the title says, way too less information online. I would also like to know some sources/websites where i can get other devices charging animation. I have 3 devices and help for any or all of them ...
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TWRP doesn't offer the usual option to protect itself, and is replaced by stock recovery on first reboot to system

I'm very familiar with installing TWRP on a new Samsung phone. But this time it's not working, and I don't know why. The phone is a Samsung S9+ (SM-G965F). Bootloader unlocked, data wiped and ...
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Does disabling and removing Knox solve RMM OEM missing in developer options?

I bought this Samsung Galaxy M12 (SM-M127G/DS, Exynos 850, 6000 mAh battery, India version) about 11 days ago. Since then I have been dealing with this RMM state issue, struggled to find a way for OEM ...
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Mulitple user accounts on Samsung A20e

I have a Samsung Galaxy A20e, apparently Android lets you have multiple user accounts... but I dont see this listed anywhere in the settings for my phone?
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Settings app crash after Samsung update

Performed a software update today on my S22 Exynos (no root, stock firmware). Update went smoothly, but now settings app won't open, instead crashing immediately. Clearing cache partition did not fix ...
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Recover messages after a factory reset on Samsung phone

Recently, I factory reset my Samsung Android phone and I lost some important messages. Can I recover them? If so, how?
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Android 11 Samsung - Should you turn performance monitor auto manage performance off or on?

People have found that disabling this option actually increases FPS, but I'm not sure what exactly it does. Would turning it on save you on power and temperature somehow? Does it just limit ...
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Restoring Text on samsung phone

I'm not a tech person, and have a samsung android phone, i really need to restore my automatically deleted msgs from a particular contact. Help!!
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How to root Samsung Galaxy A32 5G?

How to unlock the bootloader, install a custom recovery, and root Samsung Galaxy A32 5G? I've tried using adb and fastboot to unlock the bootloader with no success, and the only method I've found ...
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How to setup whatsapp account on second sim without alerting whatsapp contacts of first sim?

My phone is Samsung F41 Galaxy. It allows to use dual sim. But I don't want to merge two whatsapp accounts of dual sim. So how to setup whatsapp account on second sim without alerting whatsapp ...
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How can I disable the battery saver window that appears at 15%?

I develop a kiosk app (can be a device owner if required) and I don't want to show the battery saver window that is shown at 15% on Samsung Galaxy Watch4 to my customers. I want to disable this ...
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How can i recover my deleted messages

Recover deleted SMS message using Google Backup? I u Google auto backup service is turned on. Recently I deleted my SMS messages and now I want to recover one particular SMS. Is it possible via Google ...
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Where are Samsung's Gallery app's photo originals saved (and how best to delete them, to save storage space)?

In Samsung's Gallery app one can edit photos, save the edit and later "revert" to the original. Per se that's neat, but when it comes to managing storage space, there seems to be a hidden ...
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What Android root apps for PC still exist?

I want to root my Samsung S5 i9500. I've tried to download iRoot, but iRoot can't be downloaded because of server problems. Kingroot is not active. Towelroot has no download button. I've also used ...
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Install software on Android tablets automatically

Our company purchased 100's of Samsung Tablets. We need to install Samsung KNOX on all of them. Right now, we need to power on every device and manually connect to WiFi and download Knox. I'm ...
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Does the Samsung Camera app support the horizontal/vertical level indicator that Pixel phones have?

When shooting photos on the the Pixel phones you get a super helpful indicator: Can I enable an equivalent level in the Samsung camera app? Note that this is not the same as enabling a Grid in the ...
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Why is my casting icon showing in my notifications

The orange casting icon is in my top right corner but only when I pull down my notifications screen and settings? Is my screen being mirrored?
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Samsung Notes Auto Imports All PDF Files That I Opening

Samsung Notes application imports all of the PDF files that i opening. For instance, when I am surfing on the web and click a random PDF file, since my deafult PDF viewer is Samsung Notes, Samsung ...
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Android phone - cannot see WIFI network that other devices can see

I have 2 android phones and 1 computer. I use phone 1 to create 1 hotspot. The computer sees and connects to the hotspot. Phone 2 (Android - Samsung Galaxy 10) does not see the hotspot. But it ...
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No "settings" option in pay.google.com to change the country?

I want to change my region in the playstore as per this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsdHHqdhivk&t=77s&ab_channel=itsTHOR the problem is, when I go to pay.google.com with my account, ...
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How can i stream media via mono bluetooth

I have a Samsung galaxy note 10 plus, which is rooted with magisk if that makes any difference. My car only supports calls. I want to stream my music, as though it is a call, to my car. I have ...
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How can I stop someone from remotely accessing my device

They are using the find my mobile app using the Samsung account..I deleted the Samsung account and it still doesn't work, I just want whoever it is to stop, it leaves a very uneasy feeling with me, to ...
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How to reliably recover data from a dead Samsung Galaxy S8 phone?

My friend has a Samsung Galaxy S8 (not S8+) that has a broken screen, but after operating with this broken screen for a while, wouldn't boot past the Samsung logo, and now won't respond to a power ...
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How do I close apps on my phone with Google Assistant?

I have an older Samsung A6 (model SM-A600T) with OneUI. I have also downloaded the latest version of Google Assistant on the same device. Many Google Assistant voice commands work as expected or fall ...
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Samsung A51 accidently flashed the wrong firmware, now doesnt even boot into dowload

I was trying to flash the official firmware again on my a51 but i accidently put the a20e on it, i was distracted, i have almost 30gb of different firmware downloaded and i chose the wrong one by ...
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i have a Samsung A01 and i put in an sd card but i cant download apps to it

I've turned on "force allow apps on external" but i still cant install/download apps to my sd card.
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Unnecessary system popups

I recently bought samsung s20 fe 5g and unnecessary pops ups giving me headache and I can't even disable it .i am sending some of the examples .please help me It's definitely a samsung Ui 4.0
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Is there a known way to root the G975W (S10+ Canadian)?

I am trying to root the G975W, specifically the "Galaxy S10 Exynos (SM-G975W)" /G975WVLU2ASGJ so that I can install LineageOS (https://download.lineageos.org/beyond2lte). However, when ...
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Does Samsung have a tool similar to Rescue and Smart Assistant Tool of Motorola?

My Motorola smartphone would not boot after an update and then I used Rescue and Smart Assistant Tool of Motorola to reinstall a new Android OS on my phone. Now, I am considering to buy a Samsung ...
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Samsung A21s software fastboot is disabled

I have a Samsung Galaxy A21s phone that I am trying to install Android 12 on. I have unlocked the bootloader, I go into the recovery mode and I select bootloader, however when I get there, it is just ...
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SMS Keeps Marking Old Messages as Unread in Samsung 21 Ultra

My S21 Ultra is a few months old now (September, 2021), and has recently developed a problem where it will start marking old text messages as unread. Sometimes it will mark a dozen at a time, ...
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MTP and ADB on Samsung Galaxy A12 don't work on Linux and Windows 10

A month ago, I've bought Samsung Galaxy A12 on Android 11, One UI 3.1. When I connect to PC, it doesn't work, no MTP, no ADB, only charging. Tried different cables already. Also tried two cables, two ...
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Is it possible to build a linux kernel/stripped down android version for Samsung Galaxy A5 and Tab 4? [duplicate]

I have been doing a lot of hobbyist electronics recently and was wondering if I can use my old Samsung Galaxy A5 duos phone, samsung galaxy core duos gt-i8262 and/or Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 3G in ...
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How can I stop my phone from reporting my coordinates and detected devices to Samsung?

Following on the footsteps of this question, "What application is responsible for reporting seen SmartTags to Samsung?" Given that something is doing this, is there a way with an authentic ...
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What application is responsible for reporting seen SmartTags to Samsung?

There must be some kind of technology on Samsung Galaxy phones that report SmartTags seen t Samsung. Is that technology in, The Samsung Android distribution The SmartThings application Something else....
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Samsung SmartThings on LineageOS getting "Galaxy SmartTag is only supported on Galaxy devices running Android 8.0 or higher"

I'm trying to add a Samsung Galaxy SmartTag to my install of Samsung SmartThings on LinageOS 10 but I'm getting Can't add this device "Galaxy SmartTag is only supported on Galaxy devices running ...
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Screen turns off immediately after I answer a call

I bought Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G and it came with Android 11. I received a call from my best friend. Then the phone updated to Android 12. Now whenever my best friend calls me, the screen turns off ...
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Galaxy A10 screen replaced with a lower resolution screen

My Samsung Galaxy A10 had its screen cracked and had to send it to mobile care for the old screen to be replaced with a new one. The problem is that the old screen that came with this phone seems to ...
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