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Permanently locked Tab S7

After using the pattern unlock too often, the tablet is now permanently locked, and I'm advised to contact Samsung customer service. They tell me, the only way to unlock is to factory reset and lose ...
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Can I use an sd card as internal storage with android 8.0

I have a Samsung galaxy s7 with android 8.0. I've put a 64gb microsd in it. I wanted to use the card to store apps on but it's not working. I'm trying to move a game of about 11gb on to the card but ...
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Access Phone with broken screen

I've recently broken the screen of my Samsung Galaxy S7 (model number: SM-G390F). USB debugging should be enabled, however MTP seems to be disabled as data cables (work for file transfer with other ...
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Why is the camera / photo quality of 2021 Moto g stylus 5g is worse than my 2016 samsung s7?

I just upgraded my Samsung s7 to moto g stylus 5g (2021). Moto g stylus 5g 2021 has 4 camera's advertising a 48MP camera - but to my jaw dropping surprise the quality of pictures coming out of this ...
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Samsung Galaxy timeout changes to "parentheses" (or zero)

When I restart my Samsung Galaxy S9, the screen timeout value changes to "()". Notice that's not a zero; it's two parentheses. That's literally what appears in the settings. However, the ...
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Do I need a Samsung phone to recover notes from the 'Memo' app on the dead Samsung phone?

My Samsung Galaxy S7 (with Android 8.0) is dead. I need to buy a new phone now and recover all my data from the automatic google backup. I wrote numerous notes to the default Memo app (which produces ...
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Samsung S7 unresponsive with blue light slightly pulsing

My Samsung Galaxy S7 is completely unresponsive for day and a half, black screen, only blue LED is shining with a slight pulse. According to this guide, it means "the device is turning on or off&...
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What are the icons for bluetooth devices shown in bluetooth scan menu?

In android bluetooth scan menu, the scanned devices are given various icons which specify the type of device that they are reporting themselves to be What are device types 1 and 2 shown in this ...
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How to install recovery for S7 when in bootloop and not recognized by USB

My Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930F) that was installing LineageOS 18.1 is stuck in a bootloop and I can not get into recovery or pretty much do anything. I can, however, get into download mode, but the ...
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S7 Broken/Black Screen and no Digitizer. Rooted with TWRP

I have broken my S7 screen and now its completely black with no touch at all. Phone is rooted with TWRP custom recovery. I can access it though ADB from recovery but when booted normally i'm ...
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How to stop Samsung S7 from wanting to update Android version?

I'm using my old Samsung S7 to test apps (that I develop) on Android 8.0.0 (Oreo). But every time I come back to my phone the below screen (Program Update) appears and the phone wants to do an system ...
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Galaxy S7 - Stock Rom - Stuck at Downloading

Thought I'd re-edit to make it clearer: I have a stock Galaxy S7 that is stuck at the 'Downloading...do not turn off target' screen. I have tried restarting it via vol down and power, and it keeps ...
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How to determine what is eating up my storage (Samsung)?

I have a Samsung S7 with 32 GB of storage. For a couple of years now, storage space kept getting filled up for no apparent reason, until none was left. How can I find out what is using up the storage? ...
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attempt to install twrp 3.0.0.0 on Samsung G930U (heroqlteue) fails

I downloaded TWRP from here and Odin from here and tried flashing the .img file which I compressed to .tar using 7zip. Odin outputs that: <ID:0/005> Added!! <ID:0/005> Odin engine v(ID:3....
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Samsung Galaxy S7 is saving MMS photos to downloads folder instead of photos folder

Samsung Galaxy S7 started saving MMS photos to the downloads folder instead of the photos folder. How do I fix this?
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How to stop a video from a web page from continuing to play after I shut down web page?

I often play videos that are embedded in a web page. When I close Google or Chrome, the video keeps playing and I can't find it. What setting do I need to change so that the video stops when I close ...
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Purple line of Samsung galaxy s7

I have a Samsung galaxy s7 in gold. It has been stepped on. Now, there is purple bleeding on the left side with a few pale purple around the screen. I can’t enter my phone because I has a pattern ...
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Samsung s7 is on dead mode, buttons are also not working, usb debugging is also off.. Please help me to recover my phone

my phone is Samsung Galaxy S7. Suddenly while using the phone, it stuck on black screen with lights on both navigation n back button. Then after 1-2 minutes, it stuck on restart on loop mode. After ...
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Can I access the Memo data without rooting?

I basically need to do two things with my Memo notes, which I was unable to do with any simple means: backup all of them to a file on my PC (to the hell with cloud backups, I wasn't able to get my ...
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How do I force a hard shutdown of a phone with non removable battery?

My phone is Samsung Galaxy S7 with Android 8, and any phone specific answers are welcome but I am looking for a general solution A few days ago my phone screen went crazy and started detecting touch ...
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How can I stop a Galaxy S7 from connecting to multiple Bluetooth sources?

In my front room I've got a Bluetooth sound bar under the TV. I also have a portable Bluetooth speaker that I use around the house a lot, mostly in the kitchen. However the reception from my sound bar ...
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Samsung galaxy s7 submerged in water. How serious can I expect it to be?

I dropped my Samsung galaxy s7 in water. It was submerged for less than 10 seconds, I turned it off within 30-60 seconds after that. It was working properly when I pulled it out of the water and while ...
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How do I change the Battery Percentage that corresponds to a Voltage in Android

My original Li-ion has 3000 mAh capacity. I've modded my device to have a total of 7000 mAh capacity now. The enhanced capacity means that my percentage is not displayed accurately anymore. About ...
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What was my phone doing and why?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S7. Yesterday and today it behaved very strangely. In the order I noticed things: it thought it was Thursday on Wednesday. I got reminders about appointments that had "already ...
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Developer options will not appear despite clicking Build Number

I am going to "About Phone" -> "Software Information" and clicking "Build Number" and am presented with a message saying "No need, developer mode has already been enabled". However I do not see ...
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Block app internet acces on Galaxy S7?

Is it possible to block an app from accessing internet (both wifi and data) on Galaxy S7 with Android 8? Without using any external firewall app. Thanks.
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Samsung s7 password locked - can't get onto phone

today I authorized a payment through Google pay on my phone. I've always avoided this and now I know why I never wanted to pay through Google. As I made this purchase it prompted me to create a phone ...
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Deeper Reset than Factory?

I have a Galaxy S7 which I purchased from Virgin Mobile a few years ago. Recently, because of international travel to Mexico and Canada I had it unlocked and now have an AT&T account. However, ...
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S7 data recovery with broken screen

I have a galaxy S7 (SM-G930F) with a broken screen. It can receive calls and texts and connect to wifi. I can access it via https://findmymobile.samsung.com/ to unlock it. That site also has options ...
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Samsung S7 speaker phone not working + echo in call

Phone: Samsung S7 SM-G930F Problems: 1) Person I am calling or that is calling me hears delayed playback of their own voice 2) When speakerphone is activated a very loud noise is heard from the other ...
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Is it possible to clone phone to anohter phone with same model using TWRP?

I have Samsung S7 and I have made whole backup of it to my sdcard - system, data, chache, etc. One day that phone broke and I am going to buy new one with same model. Will it work if I restore backup ...
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Unlocking Samsung Galaxy S7 with broken screen plugged into computer

The screen on my phone is broken, and there are a few files I'd like to get off of it. I don't care about the phone at all, just the files. I know the password, I just can't enter it on the broken ...
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Disable app autoupdate in Samsung Galaxy S7

I have a Samsung Galaxy S7 with Android 8.0.0 and I don't have much experience with it's user interface yet I disabled app autoupdate feature by going to Google Play Store -> Settings and I can see ...
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How to recover stored wifi password?

My Android device (A Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930F, version 6.0.1) has different wi-fi networks saved. I would like to recover some of the password it has stored. Browsing through the web I searched ...
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Samsung Galaxy S7 stuck at boot - power button not working in recovery mode

my Samsung Galaxy S7 is stuck in boot with the "no command" error screen. I found out I can possibly fix the problem by wiping the cache partition, and have found the recovery menu to do this. ...
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Does my screen have burn in or is it something else?

My Samsung Galaxy S7 appears to have burn in, just like in this image: (Not my phone. Image from Android Authority) The difference is that no matter how hard I look, I can't see any icons or any ...
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enable screen mirroring on galaxy S7 (broken display + locked by sequence) with keyboard

I have a Galaxy S7 device with broken and black screen. The phone is locked by screen sequence (pattern). I would like to activate the screen mirroring on it to backup data, but it is not possible to ...
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How can I block the update on my SM-G930V?

Note that my device is not rooted, and I have not downloaded the recent update yet
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Phone Clone from Samsung S7 to Huawei P30 blocked?

I'm trying to upgrade a Samsung S7 to a Huawei P30 using the Phone Clone app on the P30. This works by setting up a WiFi hotspot on the new device and then connecting the old device to it. This ...
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Sudden, semi-random reboots of S7

I bought a used Galaxy S7 about a month ago. Ever since I bought it, it has had a tendency to reboot fairly unpredictably for no obvious reason. I've noticed that if I am using a particular app when ...
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Fake security message playing continuously on Galaxy 7

My phone just started beeping by itself immediately after displaying an ad in a piece of software I've been using without problems for almost 10 years. There is a female robot voice that repeats the ...
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I don't receive text messages on time

Using a Samsung Galaxy S7, When someone send me a text message (sms), I often receive it several tens of minutes late, sometimes even a few hours late. For instance: Other: - We're going to the ...
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Managing Contacts without linking any accounts

A friend gave me her Samsung Galaxy S7 when she upgraded her phone. We ported my number onto her account, and now I (a long-time flip-phone user) am trying to figure out this new device. Important ...
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Forgot password on Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, trying to access for Google Authenticator

I never wrote my password down for my old S7 Edge and managed to forget it. Overthinking the security and privacy, I also never signed up for Samsung's service and Google's Find My Phone only ...
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Export/save 200+ Samsung memos without selecting them one by one?

I would like to save 200+ memo from the default samsung application What I did: I already succedded to save memos one by one but it takes too long to do this for all of them, the process is the ...
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Force Samsung s7 to bypass Pattern Lock and use Pin

My daughter has forgotten her pattern lock. She knows her PIN but it's not giving her that option, only the pattern lock screen. Is there a way to get access to the PIN lock screen?
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Is your Galaxy S7 running slow after 11/2018 T-Mobile update?

Several days after receiving this update my phone became sluggish to do anything. Simple things like: swiping to answer calls is taking 2-4 seconds, lighting up a screen when the call is incoming is ...
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Google calendar force closing after OTA update (SM-G930A)

I have a G930A, un-rooted, running AT&T's version of Oreo (8.0.0). I received an OTA update over the weekend and cannot use Google Calendar since--app force stops. I also cannot do a calendar ...
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Can I remove FRP with Heimdall/Odin?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S7 with FRP-locked, USB Debug is off and I am trying to disable FRP and enable USB Debug. Is there any way to do this with Odin or Heimdall? I also have the stock ROMs for ...
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Use Samsung or Google account for automatic backup?

On my Samsung Galaxy S7 with Android 8.0 I'm logged into both a Samsung account and a Google account. Both of these offer cloud backup and data synchronisation of settings and documents, but I'm ...
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