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Questions tagged [samsung-galaxy-s-4-mini]

for questions specific to the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini phone. This includes questions related to using the phone, the various settings and rooting among other topics.

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Disable double click power button opens camera

I am running Lineage OS nightly build (2018-04-28) on my Samsung S4 mini (3G). As titled, I want to stop the function of opening the camera when the power button is double pressed. I have searched ...
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Virus keeps downloading “Female for Portuguese” TTS file while hijacking Chrome

Device: Samsung Galaxy S4 mini [SCH-I435] OS: Android 4.4.2 Problem: When I try to open my browser (Chrome) it auto redirects to us.councilors425qd.top/.... and starts auto downloading "Female for ...
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boot loop with complete(write) faliure

My phone has been rooted with custom ROM resurrection remix 5.8.4. it is a samsung galaxy s4 mini gt 19190. it is stuck in a boot loop in both normal and in twrp recovery mode. i tried changing my ...
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Galaxy s4 mini (GT I9192) - Android 4.4.2 … Storage space depleting even though data being deleted

So this is a recent development since last night.. when the phone suddenly started misbehaving. Hanging, apps crashing, working really slow, screen going blank, Vol / Power key buttons not working ...
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Can I wipe a Galaxy S4 Mini with dead screen and digitizer?

I have here a Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini (GT-I9195). It has met a terrible fate on a parking lot, and is damaged beyond repair: broken screen and digitizer, battery bent out of shape. Apart from these ...
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Samsung GT-I9192 No Boot loop and can't enter recovery mode

No Boot loop and can't enter recovery mode I tried to boot into recovery mode, the phone vibrates then does nothing. If I release the buttons it simply goes into charging mode. Also tried flash ...
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remove password from my verizon S4 mini

I forgot my password for my phone and i eventually did a factory reset which i was told would remove all my data including the password. Well that was not the case. They password is still on the phone....
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Sms going to email

I read up on how to stop this but the sync sms box was already unchecked but my sms keep going to my email. However only some of my messages come thru to me as an sms. There are some that have been ...
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Clockworkmod doesn't find the update files

I recently added a 16GB storage card to my phone and set it as an extension to the internal memory using the built-in tool in Cyanogenmod 13. But now, the recovery can not find the update files ...
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How can I fix a boot loop after replacing the Power button?

A couple days ago my phone started boot looping and just showing the Samsung logo. I was told that my Power button was the problem, so I replaced it but I'm still having the same issue. I have a ...
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Samsung S4 Mini (GT-I9195) TWRP recovery fails

I have a Samsung S4 Mini (GT-I9195) and successfully installed cm13 with the cm 13 recovery on it. Now I am stuck with the installation of GAPPS by means of TWRP. I have tried to follow this tutorial ...
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Weird “Unkown Error” message at specific times

i get this weird "Unknown error" message sometime every 56th minute of every hour. The error looks like this: Screenshot (click to enlarge) It used to pop at every 26th minute but recently moved to ...
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My GT-I9192 device keeps rebooting to “GALAXY” logo, even when trying to go into Recovery Mode

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini that turns on just to the "Samsung GALAXY S4 mini GT-I9192" logo and keeps rebooting to it.. even when I try to go into recovery mode it just reboots to this logo and ...
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Bootloop & Cannot get into any recovery mode stock/CMW/TWRP

My Samsung s4 mini (I9190) is in bootloop. I CANNOT go into recovery mode by power+home+volume up. I CAN go into download mode by power+volume down. "Firmware upgrade and initialisation" by Kies ...
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Bootloop after modification of “/system/bin/playlpm” file

Modification of playlpm file sets my Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini I9192 into boot-loop. Instead of normal booting, it goes back to battery charging screen without animation, reboots again and keeps ...
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Root S4 mini SGH-i257M

A year or so ago I was looking into rooting my S4 mini SGH-i257M. This is the Canadian version, Android 4.4.2 from Rogers. At the time there was no reliable method available, and no hope of there ...
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S4 Mini GT-i9192 Roll back from Lollipop 5.1 to Kitkat 4.4.2

I've installed unofficial lollipop ver 5.1 cynogen on S4 mini GT-i9192 recently.its good but there are some bugs and flip cover doesnt shows clock,notifications. so I want to rollback to original ...
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Missing modem.bin from stock rom

Since I have trouble with reception on my Samsung S4 Mini, I followed this post to upgrade my Modem/baseband Firmware. So I downloaded two firmwares from Sammobile: I9195XXUCNK1 - Latest for Norway (...
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Missing space on internal storage

I have a GT-I9195 running Lollipop 5.1.1 (currently PAC-ROM) which in theory has 8GB of internal memory. However, I can't seem to track down what exactly has happened to all that space. With a paltry ...
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Galaxy S4 Mini not recognized by Linux in Download Mode

I'm currently trying to root my Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, so to install CWM, I boot the device into download mode using my Linux Mint 17.2 laptop: $ adb reboot bootloader Now, as intended, my phone ...
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Digital Clock Widget

I use the Digital Clock Widget on my Samsung S4 Mini. Recently, I have noticed that when on 'Lock Screen' as small 'Qo' is displayed below the date: Screenshot (click to enlarge) Anyone able to help ...
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Does Cyanogenmod 12.1 supports the S4 Mini Smart Cover?

I have successfully installed the Cyanogenmod 12.1 (version as of 11.07.2015) for my Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini and I was wondering if it supports the Samsung Galaxy S4 MINI I9192 S-View Premium Flip ...
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What is this port on my Samsung phone?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, what's this in the screenshot below:
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Return my S4 Mini 4.2.2 Jelly Bean to stock firmware

I want to return my S4 mini 4.2.2 Jelly Bean to stock firmware, but can't find the specific ROM for baseband version I919XXUAMDE/ build numbber JDQ39.I9190XXUAMDE. You could help me a lot if you told ...
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How to safely activate LTE on S4 mini (GT-i9195) running 4.2.2?

I'd like to activate LTE on my device: S4 mini with LTE (GT-i9195). There seems to be ways of doing this, but they seem rather "scary" and experimental at best: http://www.androidauthority.com/...
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Clockworkmod recovery, unable to backup the /data partition

My device is a rooted Samsung Galaxy S4 mini (serranoltexx) with CWM 6.0.4.6 recovery. When I try to take a nandroid backup of my device it gives me the this error: error while making backup of /...
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Change aspect ratio of pictures

How can I simply change the aspect ratio of pictures on Android 4.2.2? Say from 1920x1080 to 1920x1280. Background: On my Samsung Galaxy S4 mini, I can take pictures using the native camera app and ...
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Battery draining faster after recharging on Galaxy S4 Mini

I'm struggling with my Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. Actually the battery is very good and since I don't use my phone a lot, it lasts pretty much 2 days when I let it die and full recharge it. The issue is,...
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My Files is running very slow

When I open up My Files and select All Files the phone is processing for multiple minutes until i can do anything. It says Verwerken... in dutch (Processing). Once done after a moment it does the same....
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My S4 Mini won't (even try to) send text messages

I tried to send text messages yesterday. When I pressed send, my text disappears from the text field but nothing else happens. The message doesn't appear in the chat log as sent or trying to send or ...
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Savin/exporting call logs into word

I have a Samsung S4 mini. How can I save/export my call logs into word?
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insufficient storage space when running updates on S4 mini

my s4 mini keeps trying to run an update but everytime I allow it to, a message pops up saying that I dont have the 539mb (or something like that) in my internal memory or sd card. But I have deleted ...
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downgrade to custom previous android os version [gt-i9190]

I have just got a new galaxy s4 mini phone and it sounds a fake galaxy phone due to bad specfications : internal storage :0.13 gb and ram is 453 mb only os :4.4.2 kikat and kernel version :3.4.5(eng....
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How can I access the data for the Android calendar app on my phone?

I have been using the Calendar app on my android phone, and I want to access the data for this app so that I can export it. I cannot find a "com.android.calendar" folder, nor can I find any file or ...
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How do I make sure my notes and highlights from Google Play Books are saved when I factory reset my Android phone?

I need to unlock my Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini, Android ver. 4.2.2, and I'm not sure if the notes I took on my books using the Play Books app will still be there after the reset. I need all those notes ...
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Upload an APK to a non-rooted galaxy s4 mini

I'm trying to copy an .apk to a non-rooted galaxy s4 mini both though adb install (with development mode on) and through windows explorer and in both cases it hangs on uploading the apk. Is there ...
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How can I get the newer version of android? [duplicate]

My device (Samsung S4 mini i9195) carries a 4.2.2 version. When I ask for a software update manually, it says that the latest version is already installed. How can I force it to accept the actual ...
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Atrocious battery life with Cyanogenmod 11 on Galaxy S4 mini

I love so many things about CM10, but the battery life is an absolute nightmare. I made a comparison against the stock firmware by leaving the phone unused for as long as I could. Results: Stock: ~5....
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How to calibrate magnetic sensors using Cyanogenmod?

I am using a Samsung Galaxy S4 mini with Cyanogenmod (11) and want to calibrate the compass / magnetic sensors. With the stock rom this was possible by "dialing" *#0*#. This is however not ...
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When connecting to PC, App Icons are listed

My boss has a Samsung Galaxy s4 mini and whenever he connects it to his PC via USB to copy pictures he shot, there are also lots of what looks like App-Icons listed in the windows explorer. They ...
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Restore deleted files in phone card of Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini

I keeped my camera photos and videos in DCIM/Camera in phone card. I has moved files to empty SD card in phone when it was accedentaly interrupted by deleting Camera folder. How can I restore my ...
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Why doesn't Cyanogenmod show the update for CM11-M4 in the Cyanogen Updater?

On my phone when I do a CM update, no matter what I chose to show the update for M4 isn't available? What's going on?
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How to recover a System partition that won't mount

A relative of mine brought me his Galaxy S4 Mini GT-I9190, which is stuck at boot. When I boot into recovery it gives the error Failed to mount /system (invalid argument). How can I dig through the ...
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Android USB not recognized on PC

I have Samsung S4 Mini phone which I bought about 10 months ago. I used to transfer my files from phone to my PC and vice versa without any trouble using the USB cable. Recently, I enabled the ...
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How to stop fallback from H+ to 3G data

Is it possible, and if so how, to lock the phone to using H+ for data and not dropping back to 3G? I suspect it isn't (firmware of the radio hardware I'm guessing) but there's times where I would be ...
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Galaxy S4 Mini: Why is there no “creation mode.” (problem sending .png images)

I can send .jpeg images but when I download an image it saves as a .png. When I send a MMS it says "media type not supported." I read that the fix to this is going to settings > menu > creation mode ...