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Cannot pair Galaxy S8 with PC

My PC is an old Sony Vaio SVF model. The last official supported OS is Windows 8.1. The PC has a Broadcom 43142 Bluetooth adapter. From early days of Windows 10 till now, I had issues connecting my ...
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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 to remove apps from Samsung phone by pushing file with package names with ADB

Several years ago, a friend of mine was working on a Samsung S8 Active. He was trying to remove most of the apps on it so it was just a basic phone. He had some instructions for a Ponderosa system. He ...
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Microsd card can't be read after being used with android phone once

I have a Samsung galaxy s8. I was using an external card reader to access a micro sd card. Initially it worked fine, but lately I have been having some odd behavior. The first time I connect the ...
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Recover data from soft bricked (unrooted) Galaxy S8

My S8 G950F got stuck in a boot loop after an update (there was little storage left before the update, but not sure if this is the reason for failure). I tried flashing it with Odin (with HOME CSC), ...
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Why isn't the unlock pattern working anymore?

A few days ago my unlock pattern was not recognized anymore. I'm guessing the cause is memory corruption or some bug. I haven't restarted the device yet, hoping to "find" the new pattern or ...
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NOT REGISTERED ON NETWORK

I recently bought a used Samsung S8 but it always tell me that "NOT REGISTERED ON NETWORK" I have at several times tried to clear data on Sim Toolkit, Reset Network Settings and Factory ...
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Galaxy S8 Stuck After Update

My Galaxy S8 is now locked on the Samsung screen after receiving an Android update via Verizon. According to the Samsung site, it was running Android™ 7.0 (Nougat). I have attempted a hard and soft ...
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Why can my phone only play ringtones from my SD Card now?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S8 running Android 9 (at least currently - I don't know when that update took place, so I don't know if it is responsible for this issue). I have always had my ringtones (in ...
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How would one simulate a charging experience on a real android device?

I possess a Samsung Galaxy S8 with Samsung Global Goals installed. The app allows you to donate based on ads viewed during the time the device is charging. Would be possible to essentially 'fake' the ...
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Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Location Services Glitch

I know this is a well known issue, but why it only affects the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active devices specifically is still a mystery. I figured I would see if anyone by chance has found a way to prevent ...
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OK Google Voice Match not working

On my Samsung Galaxy S8, my phone no longer responds when I say "OK Google" The voice match settings don't work, I found device-specific settings and can attempt to set voice match up there, but when ...
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Phone is just pretending to move app data to external storage?

My internal storage is full, so I've bought a SD-card and I'm trying to move some application data. For example I have 20GB of data for Audible which is my main concern. I went in to Settings > Apps ...
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Android system memory filled up Samsung Galaxy s8

I have a Samsung Galaxy S8 since 2 years. After time my free memory got less and less but my Samsung File manager only said that Others had (As of today) 47,26GB and in the Internet i did not found ...
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How to safely upgrade unlocked phone?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S8 from Virgin Mobile that was SIM unlocked and I'm now using Mint. I was prompted for an update by Samsung and it relocked my phone, I had to contact Virgin Mobile to unlock ...
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Any way to find the list of webpages I added to homescreen from Chrome Android?

I had to disable Chrome Android on my phone today due to an unrelated software install issue. In the process, all the webpages I had added to my homescreen on my S8 phone from Chrome Android ...
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How to share VPN connection with devices on hotspot?

I use a VPN on my Galaxy S8+ and I am looking for a way to be able to share my ExpressVPN connection via hotspot to be able to connect devices such as Xbox One and a Smart TV. Currently cannot use a ...
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Installing fsmon to monitor Android File System

I would like to monitor the FS on my Galaxy S8 phone. I am using Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS with adb to connect to my samsung. In my Ubuntu environment, i entered the following command: make android NDK_ARCH=...
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Why does my Samsung Galaxy S8 Active no longer "Fast-Charge"?

I bought a refurbished Samsung Galaxy S8 Active in excellent condition about 6 months ago, and it came with the standard manufacturer-provided power adapter and cable for charging (Model: EP-TA20JBE, ...
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Remove additional date from notification and lock screen

In my Samsung Galaxy S8, Android 9, I see an additional date, showing in parentheses, both on the lock screen and in the notification bar when I roll it down. For example, right now it says "16:58 Mon,...
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VPN troubles on Galaxy S8

I have an ipsec/l2tp VPN server setup on a debian box back home, and it works very well. I can use it any time from any where on both my laptop and my ipad. But when it comes to my S8, it doesn't work ...
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Will "hiding" contacts on Google Contacts affect other apps' behavior?

I manage my contacts on my Google account. There is a feature in Google Contacts where one can "hide" selected contacts, as follows. If you go to contacts.google.com, click the three dots to the right ...
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How can I delete a draft message when it is an attachment and not text?

I accidentally selected the wrong contact initially. I'm not seeing a way to delete the draft. There isn't any text to delete. I am using Message+ 6.7.12 on a Samsung Galaxy S8.
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Audio files disappeared from S8!

Don't know how long ago the files disappeared or whether it has to do my the Oreo upgrade recently; or using the phone's "fix now" button to delete leftover files; but the audio files that were less ...
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WhatApp Profile Pictures from Contacts

I have a Samsung Galaxy S8+. I have a few contacts who have not set a profile picture within WhatsApp. Previously, it would automatically substitute their lack of profile picture with whatever picture ...
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Is it safe to flash dm-verity zip on S8 EXYNOS G905F?

Is it safe to flash the dm-verity zip? I am asking due to, seeing/reading some cases when attempting to flash a ROM the phone will get to the ERASING stage, show dm-verity error, then reboot, and it ...
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Phone PIN visible to keen observers?

I acquired a S8+ earlier this week. One thing I noticed is when I enter my PIN, the number will only vanish after I hit the next number in the sequence. At best, a keen observer will only see the last ...
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How can I identify the cache if I see its name? One name is suspicious

If Device maintenance app is launched in Samsung S8, after pressing Clean Now button, storage cleanup briefly shows different apps, storage space of which is being cleaned: System cache OneNote ...
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How to transfer between SD Card and External Hard drive using Samsung S8 and NO PC?

I am on S8 Exynos (Custom ROM - Renovate ICE, LATEST). When I was using a S7 last time and had a USB OTG cable to daisy chain my SD card reader and USB hard drive, the connection dropped so frequently ...
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How do I make the Google Assistant notify me when I get email from a specific person using my S8?

I have a Google Mini & the IFTTT app but I can't figure out how to make Google mini make a voice notification when email from a specific user arrives. Is there a way to do this? I use Gmail & ...
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Why does terminating the default messaging app close the task manager?

Whenever I close my default messaging app using my "task manager," the "task manager" closes immediately afterwards. This does not occur when I close any other app. I currently use Signal, but this ...
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How to revert Galaxy S8+ to stock firmware?

Is it possible to revert Samsung Galaxy S8+ to stock firmware? The phone was interrupted while upgrading the software and is now bricked. The model is SM-G955P
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Disable contact sync for one Google account - S8 - Android 8

My Samsung Glaxy S8 with Android 8.0 & Samsung Experience 9, is configured with multiple Google accounts. Would like to disable contact sync for only one Google account, while synchronising all ...
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Why is my Samsung Galaxy S8 Keyboard Missing Simple Words?

Occasionally I'll find a simple word that's missing from my Samsung Galaxy S8's default keyboard. The most recent example was the word hops. It kept changing it to hopes. Have I done something ...
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Android auto - non stop notifications

I have been using android auto using car display for more than a year on nexus 5. No problems at all, well except from huge battery drain on Nexus. Couple of weeks ago updated the phone to Samsung ...
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Possible to Obtain Active Bluetooth Connection Details? Protocol version? Profile? Codec?

Is it possible to obtain details about an active bluetooth connection in Android? Protocol version is what I most want to know, such as if a bluetooth 5.0 peripheral is connecting to the device ...
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Controlling IR in Galaxy S8?

I wonder if I the front-facing IR led of the Samsung Galaxy S8 could be used for different purposes (e.g., building my own facial recognition and depth sensing apps). But I couldn't find a way to ...
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WiFi Calling on an Unsecured network

I recently upgraded from a Samsung Galaxy S7 Active to an S8 Active(G892A). In doing so I have encountered an issue with the new OS and WiFi calling. Thus far, I have been unable to establish a WiFi ...
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Incoming calls are identified as coming from Mexico incorrectly by area code?

I have a Verizon Galaxy S8 and I was traveling in Mexico a couple weeks ago, and when I came back, all incoming calls are saying Mexico on the screen. As far as I know, I don't have any special apps ...
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Messaging apps no longer work right after last update - Galaxy S8 Plus

I updated 2 days ago. Samsung Galaxy S8+ REV1.0 Now I no longer receive message notifications on my lock screen The field to set the individual SMS/Message tone has disappeared as well and ALL ...
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Replies from Yahoo Mail sent from Samsung showing up in gmail account

For some reason, when I send an email from my Yahoo account from my Samsung 8+, the replies come into my Gmail account. When you look at the email reply, it clearly says "mailto:myyahooaddress" yet it ...
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My background is dark and now i cant see my app names. How do i make the words white?

My background is dark and now i cant see my app names. How do i make the words white?! Screenshot (click to enlarge)
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How to stop system update on Galaxy S8 with Android 7.0?

I have disabled auto updates through developer options, but the S8 is still pushing through the update. I have attempted to restart but the update continues. Is there any way to stop this while on ...
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My phone is downloading "Google Play", over mobile data

My phone randomly shows the Download Manager downloading "Google play". I usually cancel this download since it seems fishy to me, and that's what my question (asked below) is about. Since this sounds ...
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How to undo vestiges of themes past

hardware: Samsung Galaxy S8+ (SM-G955U) software: Android 7.0 (Nougat) In December, I installed Samsung's "White Winter" theme. Then I installed "For Snowy Porch" in January followed by "winter tree" ...
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Allow fingerprint unlock but require password after a certain time limit

Currently with a Samsung Galaxy S8, but I believe this is common to other devices, I can setup fingerprint unlock which requires a password when the device starts up or if I fail to scan my finger ...
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Sync contacts between different account types

I have two account types on my phone: Exchange and Google. I'd like to sync the two, to make sure that an account that exists only in Google exists in Exchange as well, and vice-versa. I'd also like ...
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Samsung S8 always on display timeout?

For the purposes of this question, I want to clarify my terminology. Always on display The screen feature Samsung has when the screen dimly stays on to show you stuff even when the phone screen is "...
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A grey stripe has appeared right above the nav bar

This morning after some regular use a grey stripe suddenly appeared right above the nav bar. The stripe follows the nav bar, so if I collapse the nav bar the stripe is moved down to the lower edge of ...
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When I click a link on my S8 Chrome browser the link opens elsewhere?

How do I make my S8 Chrome browser open links clicked within it, to open in it & not the Samsung browser?
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