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How to disable the Denial Log Reporting Service on SGS4?

On my Samsung Galaxy S4 I've accidentally accepted a privacy policy for the "Samsung Denial Log Reporting Service" in a popped notification. I've found in Google that it "Captures SE for Android ...
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How to create a hardware shortcuts in Android 4.3?

I have Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-i9500 running the latest firmware with Android 4.3. I want to create "hardware shortcuts". For example, if I hold volume up and home at the same time, then it'll open an ...
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Disable swipe lock screen on Galaxy S4 running JellyBean

Every since my Galaxy S4 phone was upgraded to Android 4.3 (Verizon), I have had a problem disabling the swipe lock screen. I go to Settings -> My Device -> Lock Screen -> Screen Lock: If I ...
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Can't read my SMS on my Android phone

An update fixed my problem. It was - as I suspected - just a bug. Recently I upgrade my Samsung s4, and now every time when I get a message via SMS, the text - and background - all white?: (Click ...
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App is kept in memory, content is not

On my GPE S4 (Android 5.0.1), if I change from Firefox or Google Sheets or ezPDFreader to another application for more than 1 or 2 minutes, and come back, the data is loaded again. It is not only bad ...
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Accepting Calendar invites not showing in calendar

My company uses Gmail as our email and calendar. When I receive an invitation and accept it on my phone (Samsung Galaxy S4) it never puts it in my Google calendar. I have to wait until I get to my ...
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Network SIM unlock code not working

I paid to get an unlock code for my Samsung Galaxy S4 Active SGH-I537 locked to AT&T. I have tried to enter the unlock code given when the phone boots with my other carrier SIM card inserted, but ...
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Is there a way to detect that SMS text messages have been deleted, or is there a text message deletion history?

I don't know if this is possible, but is there a way to detect that SMS text messages were deleted on an android phone, specifically the Samsung Galaxy S4 phone, Android OS 4.2? I'm not looking to ...
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Galaxy S4 Video Recording: File Size Limit & Frequent Blurring

I'm trying to use Galaxy S4 as a video camera for recording offline usergroups. Apart from whether it's a good idea, it's generally succeeding, but there are some critical problems: Android file ...
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Android stuck in downloading mode

So what happened is that my mobile (Galaxy S4 - GT-9500) ran out of charge. When I plugged in the charger and tried to turn it on, it went directly to what I think is the recovery mode (Android logo ...
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Disabling Verizon Galaxy S4 from sending usage data back to Verizon

Its come to my understanding that Verizon gets information about how you use your phone reported back to it. Information such as "Amount of data used for Facebook, Snapchat, Netflix" etc. I know ...
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WiFi Disconnecting (Special Issue)

I could not afford my Internet this month, it has happened before, but I am turning it back on next week. Anyways, so on my PC (which is connected to the Internet via Ethernet), the Internet works ...
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What's missing to run Next Radio, and how can I get/install it?

I've got a Samsung Galaxy S4 (Verizon), currently running Lollipop as provided by the carrier -- not rooted. Verizon has apparently recently begun to allow NextRadio to run on some of their phones, ...
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How to edit /system/bin/lpr in Samsung S4 i9295 running 5.0.1 Lollipop

How do I edit /system/bin files in Android since after 4.x? Has something changed? I seem to recall just opening the file playlpm on the device in a text editor and seeing and making needed ...
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How to boot my Samsung Galaxy S4 mini when wall charger is plugged

I am Developing an Android Application, here i want my phone to start booting automatically when the phone is plugged into any power outlet without hitting any power button.I found many solutions and ...
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How to paste a text on non-pasteable (tap & hold pasting) text field?

My problem is that I have no way to paste a text in an app because the app doesn't allow tap & hold pasting. The keyboard I use (Google Keyboard) also does not have a clipboard button anywhere. ...
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bad calls on custom rom on I9500

For quite some time of trying out various roms on my I9500, I've found out that on all of them I had a call issue, where the other person kept hearing himself twice (echo). I've tried today to flash a ...
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How do I update my rooted Samsung galaxy s4?

This is a complex question for me so I appreciate anyone helping me through it. I have a galaxy s4 that hasn't been updated since purchase b/c I was afraid to lose root. I'm in the process of backing ...
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"SD card is blank or has unsupported filesystems" message in Samsung Galaxy S4

My Samsung Galaxy S4 showed "SD card is blank or has unsupported filesystems". It then gave me the option to format my SD card, to which I reluctantly consented. After having done so however, it ...
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Android app drawer hides

It happens on my Samsung Galaxy S4. Here is when the issue happens: I go to applications and hold & draw an application to any folder. Before I do this, my screen looks like this (I can see the ...
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TouchWiz Air View no longer expanding / "exploding" home screen folders

The TouchWiz Air View feature on my Samsung Galaxy S4 used to provide a very cool feedback feature where holding a finger over a home screen folder without actually touching it would cause the folder ...
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Cannot access google after SIM card change

I am currently on a vacation in Portugal and bought a local sim card for a Samsung Galaxy S4 with stock ROM. Now I cannot access any google services anymore. The rest of the internet works fine but ...
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How to check the status of and enable HD Voice on a Galaxy S4?

I would like to know if HD Voice is enabled on my device. If it's not, I would like to enable it. There used to be a very simple way of doing this by dialing *#0011# and then following instructions ...
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Heimdall 1.4.0 (Final) error "Failed to confirm end of file transfer sequence!” on Galaxy S4

Using Heimdall 1.4.0 on Mavericks on a Galaxy S4 SGH-I337 to flash CWM, I get: sudo heimdall flash --RECOVERY recovery-clockwork-touch-6.0.4.7-jflteatt.img --no-reboot Password: Heimdall v1.4.0 ...
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How to root a S4 google play edition on mac?

I have been cracking my head open trying to find a good guide to root my Google Play Edition Samsung. I have sought out YouTube videos that utilize motochopper and terminal and while I manage to get ...
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disable autocomplete on galaxy s4

I have the Galaxy S4. Is there a way to turn off the Autocomplete on the dialpad so that the numbers that I dont have saved in my phone won't pop up?
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Downloading...Do not turn off target on galaxy s4 sch-i545

Yesterday evening I received the update to Android 4.3 on galaxy s4 sch-i545 and figure to do updates and the phone stuck at 83% and he remains stuck at Downloading ... Do not turn off target. L `I ...
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Samsung Galaxy S4 play edition and exFat

Does the Play version of the Galaxy s4 include support for exFat in the sdcard reader? Or is exFat support one of the extras that Samsung adds to the device (presumably since they made the licencing ...
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Reformat / reset an unrooted phone and wipe /system

I'd like to reformat / reset my verizon Samsung S4 (SCH-I545, baseband **OF1, Android 5.0.1). After doing a number of tests and experimentation, I believe that there is a malicious binary sitting in /...
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CyanogenMod 12.1 on Samsung i9500 intl caller echo

I've installed CM 12.1 nightly (currently nightly 20151013) and people who call me complains that they have an echo, and they hear them selves. I already tried the following: Update Nightly (started ...
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Copy Galaxy S4 encrypted storage to computer

My dad passed this summer, he had a galaxy S4 which probably holds many photos I'd like to recover. I tried many passwords to unlock the phone but now it says that if I try two more times it'll erase ...
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Unknown icon briefly appears in notifications

I'm hoping someone can help me figure out with this icon means. It's a phone with two left-pointing arrows on the right edge, and three concentric half-circles off the left edge. It appears randomly, ...
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Boot loop, random crashes, flashing won't help [Galaxy S4 VE GT-I9515]

I'm in dire straits. I have been using an unofficial LineageOS port for almost 2 years. I was going to give the phone away to my buddy as a Christmas gift, he only has an S3 mini with a shattered ...
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No LTE on samsung s4 mini?

I am using a Samsung S4 Mini Model GT-l9195 with Lineage OS 14.1. I used the LTE Image to install LOS. But actually, I am not sure if my phone is able to use LTE. Because there was also a non-LTE ...
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Galaxy S4 getting stuck in bootloop after random restarts

I have had my galaxy S4 for 4 years and the last 3 months it started to reboot randomly. After one such reboot it got stuck on the Galaxy logo in that I had assumed to be a bootloop. If I leave it off ...
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How can I make sure apps that are moved to the SD card stay there?

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505, Android 5.0.1, not rooted). Have 16GB total internal storage, and a 32GB SD card - the internal storage always seems to fill up quite quickly (not least ...
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Why I get the foolowing "Settings isn't responding. ... close it", when i turn Wifi on? (even in Safe Mode!) /Android 501 & Sams S4

Android 5.0.1 /Samsung S4, Not rooted. Why I get the following message dialog "Settings isn't responding. Do you want to close it?", every time when i turn Wifi on? (even when phone is started in ...
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Install CA Certifcate using ADB?

I'm in an annoying chicken-and-the-egg loop. Android Browser (the stock browser) is rejecting a bunch of sites certified by Comodo certificate authority. I'm on Comodo's site trying to download their ...
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Battery LED keeps on if decrypted while charging

tl;dr If an encrypted phone is decrypted while charging, the battery LED will keeps on, even after disconnecting charging cable/change setting/soft reboot. Device: Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE (GT-I9505) ...
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How to make a copy of files from internal memory using adb in recovery mode? (S4, usb debugging is turned off, stock recovery)

My S4 doesn't turn on and unfortunately I didn't back up my files :-( I only have access to recovery and download mode. Is it possible to backup the files from my S4 using adb in the recovery mode? ...
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Samsung Galaxy S4 black screen

My cellphone Galaxy S4 fell out of my pockets, bottom lights turn on but my screen is black, if i shut it down and turn back on, can see the Samsung logo fade, is it possible to open my phone by using ...
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I keep getting the error "An unexpected error has occurred. Please try again later."

I've tried to use both my card and paypal to pay for an app on three different devices (desktop computer, phone, and tablet). None of them work and on my phone I get "Error. We couldn't complete your ...
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How do I get sound out of galaxy 4 to come through Aux port in my car?

I have a Toyota Sienna. I am trying to get an audio book located on my Galaxy S4 to play through the Car's sound system. I attach the cable to the Aux port in my car and turn on my Galaxy 4 audio ...
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Swapping functions of Back and Menu hardware buttons on Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung reverses the position of Android's Back and Menu (aka Options) buttons, when compared to almost every other device. How does one swap the functionality of these hardware buttons, specifically ...
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Samsung galaxy s4 - how do i find out what my phone is locked to?

I have recently purchased a Samsung galaxy s4 off of eBay but when it arrived it did not have any indication of what network it belonged to, every time I have gone on websites and typed in the coding ...
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Broken S4 screen

I broke my S4 screen while celebrating my team scoring! I looked up the local phone shops but they are too expensive. Anyone know what I should do? Maybe buy a screen off eBay? I have been told S4's ...
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Can't add shortcuts to home page on galaxy s4

Yesterday I upgraded my Galaxy s4 from KitKat to lollipop and since then I can't have shortcuts on my home page. By that I mean every time I create one at first everything is good but then a little ...
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My Galaxy S4 with Lollipop sometimes does not accept my unlock pincode

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505) with Android Lollipop (5.0.1), and rarely, my pincode just fails to accept when I'm unlocking it. I pick up my phone after not using it for a few hours, enter the ...
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Copying WeChat Sight Videos from S4

I use the WeChat messenging application on my Samsung Galaxy S4 Black Edition (GT-I9515). Among its features, users can send short videos as so-called Sights. I am trying to copy these videos to my ...
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Deleted emails in my S4

My S4 is showing that there are 97 emails in my deleted folder but I can't see them. I deleted about 100 others at the same time, but these say they are still in the folder.
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