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Questions tagged [samsung-nexus-s]

Use this tag if your issue is truly specific to the Samsung Nexus S (GT-I9020A, GT-I9020T, GT-I9023, GT-I9023T, SPH-D720) device.

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Contacts with and without international extensions

I'm in the UK. My Nexus S received its update to 4.0.4 yesterday, and I now have the following problem. If I have a contact with (say) the number 07123456789 and I receive a text from this contact, ...
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Doing a clean install of Android on a Nexus phone or tablet

Recently I had a problem where my Nexus S phone would not upgrade to Jelly Bean. During the upgrade process I was getting an error message saying one of the files on my current system is corrupted, so ...
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Change own phone number in ICS

I've change the SIM in my Galaxy-Nexus-S. Under Settings -> About phone -> Status there still is the old phone number and I cannot manage to change it. I've seen this answer which is outdated. ...
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What's the difference between Android Beam vs S Beam?

What is the difference between Android Beam on the Galaxy Nexus and S Beam on Galaxy S3? Are these two features inter-compatible? Can I transfer data between the two devices?
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Where is current wallpaper stored on Jellybean?

On my Nexus S running 4.1.1, I am unable to find where the current wallpaper is stored. I referred to Where is the background image saved?, but my /data/data/com.android.settings/files folder is empty ...
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How does NFC on Google Nexus S and Android 2.3 work?

I'm curious on the Near field communication, NFC that the Google Nexus S has. From what I understand, this techonlogy can be used to read RFID-tags, or am I wrong about that? What can I read with an ...
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How do I detect if I have a Super AMOLED or LCD Screen on my Nexus S?

Many sources are citing that the Nexus S is shipping with 2 different types of screen due to Super AMOLED shortages. As I am in the UK it is likely I will have the Super LCD, which I read somewhere is ...
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Use custom lock screen on encrypted Jelly Bean device

I recently enabled encryption on my Nexus S running Android 4.1.1. I'm aware of all the benefits and drawbacks, and device encryption is definitely something I want. It's currently working fine. ...
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What does the random "ding" in Google Maps Navigation signify?

Ever since updating my Nexus S to ICS, I've noticed that when using Navigation I sometimes hear a random "ding" when driving around. Any idea what this means? I was thinking maybe it was a warning ...
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Change application to be launched using Voice Action

Is there a way I can change which app will launch upon Voice action? For example when I say "Listen to Pink Floyd", it currently opens Last.fm app which is more or less useless for me since Last.fm ...
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Installing ICS update

I have a problem - a half year ago I installed the 4.0.3 on my Nexus S. I installed it by placing the 'update.zip' file in the \sdcard folder, restarting phone, holding Power+VolUp buttons, then ...
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How do I Switch off NFC?

My Nexus S alerts me when it is close to my Oyster season ticket. It says New Tag Collected. Unknown tag type. Can I stop it doing this.
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How can I change the order of local bookmarks in the stock browser

The local bookmarks on my stock Browser are in an inconvenient order. The first is one I added recently, then there are a dozen which came with the Android OS, then come the bookmarks I added over the ...
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Nexus S 4G: Use wifi for LAN, 3G/4G for WAN?

I'm developing a remote control app that will use wifi to communicate with my car stereo. The car stereo has ethernet, and I have the ethernet wired to a wireless AP in my trunk. This works great, but ...
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Difference between Super LCD screen of Nexus S and Super AMOLED screen of Samsung Galaxy S -- Which is better?

I was wondering has anyone of you experience the difference among super LCD screen of Nexus S, and Super AMOLED screen of Samsung Galaxy S? Which type of screen is better?
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What is meant by the Nexus S being a "developer Phone"?

I have heard lots of times that the Nexus S is a "developer phone". What exactly does it mean?
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Force GPU rendering in ICS. How does this affect system performance?

I thankfully discovered the option to force GPU rendering of apps in the system settings of ICS. So far, I did only notice a difference with one app: Twitter for Android was very annoying to use ...
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Can not answer phone after enabling Google Voice

I Have a Sprint Google Nexus S. Was working fine. Enabled Google Voice - set up my account, options, etc. All incoming calls require pressing "1" to answer. This worked for a while. Now, when a ...
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NFC functionality in Google Nexus S?

How physically close will a tag need to be for the phone to detect a NFC card? (10cm or can it greater) Also can the phone present itself as a NFC tag to other phones? If this is possible is the ...
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What do the 2 pins on the back of the Nexus S do?

I'm really frustrated with a Nexus S turning off while in my pocket. I'm wondering if it has something to do with the pin positions, or these 2 strange back pins and contacts on the cover that don't ...
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How much internal storage for Apps does Nexus S have?

I have a Nexus One now, and the internal storage is very limited. For the moment I have only 164 MB internal storage for apps (From DiskUsage). Nexus One seem to have totally 512MB of internal ...
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Create pdf document shortcuts on home screen

I had downloaded a PDF file. How can I create a shortcut to the PDF document on my home screen. I use Anycut, but it doesn't do what I want.
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Why aren't there notifications for updates to built-in applications?

On July 29th, Google released an update for the Gmail application, that brought it to version 2.3.5. Since I had version 2.3.4, I was expecting to be notified of the update shortly as I had for ...
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Phone boots very slow and restarts by itself

My problem is when I turn on the phone, the Google logo stays stuck and after unknown minutes boots in with the software animation, but very slow and then starts over again! First a little history of ...
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Jelly Bean OTA Update failing on Nexus S ("assert failed")

I've got a Nexus S phone. It was never rooted or modified. It currently runs the most recent version of Ice Cream Sandwich (that was installed as an Over The Air update, without any issues). Couple ...
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Does Nexus S Wifi and GPS have issues?

So there I was, happily reading reviews about Google's/Samsumg Nexus S building my judgement whether to buy it or not after my Nexus 1 got stolen. Happily enough there were very few posts on issues ...
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ICS: how to get to browser home page?

Newbie ICS question: how do I get back to my browser home page? My Nexus S was OTA-upgraded yesterday to Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3 from 2.3 (Gingerbread), and I'm still finding my way around. On ...
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How can I live without a trackball?

I've been using a Nexus One for the past year and half and am very happy with it as a phone. I am not, however, happy with my carrier and so will be trading up very soon. Amongst the current crop of ...
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Can I import contacts from vcf and NOT sync to Google?

I bought the Nexus S with Android 2.3 and am in the process of migrating my contacts from the Apple Address book. I was able to create and import a vcf file containing all the contacts into Android. ...
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Does google voice require a data plan to place calls?

I own a Nexus S and will be travelling to US on a business trip. I will have a T-Mobile prepaid connection and intend to use Google Voice to make and receive calls. Since I am currently outside the ...
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Can my friend's Android phone impersonate the starship Enterprise?

I was recently browsing Reddit and found the geekiest command to boldly go where no command has gone before. play -n -c1 synth whitenoise lowpass -1 120 lowpass -1 120 lowpass -1 120 gain +14 It's ...
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can't update, can't do a factory reset

I have a Nexus S running Android 2.3.4. For a while now it's been trying to prompt me to install newer versions. Every time I try, it restarts, displays the cute robot error screen and doesn't come ...
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How can I root my Nexus S?

I recently unlocked the bootloader on my Nexus S, and I am looking at ways to finish rooting it. Every reference I find seems to be written assuming non-Google hardware, but the Nexus S is supposed ...
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ICS: any way to restore the "combined view" email notification I had on Gingerbread?

My Nexus S was OTA-upgraded yesterday to Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3 from 2.3 (Gingerbread). I use the stock mail app with two email accounts. On Gingerbread, if I got new emails in both accounts, I ...
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Windows doesn't detect Nexus S

I recently switched from Linux to Windows 8 consumer preview. I have installed the latest android SDK including the Google USB driver. I connect my Nexus S to the laptop, the phone goes into USB ...
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WiFi on my Nexus S no longer works after update to ICS - How can I troubleshoot or fix this?

I just updated My Nexus S to ICS today and everything is working properly except for WiFi. It shows the network's SSID but says it is "Out of range". How can I fix this?
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How to fix Cyanogenmod 7 hanging on boot animation after NO firmware changes [closed]

I've been using my Google Nexus S with Cyanogenmod 7 for about a year now. Sometimes it rebooted out of the sudden or locked up but all in all worked well. Today I rebootet the phone und since then ...
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Erase successful, but not automatically formatting. Can't determine partition type - Jelly bean 4.1.2 with Nexus S [closed]

While I ran the command - fastboot flashall -w I got the following error - -------------------------------------------- Bootloader Version...: I9020XXLC2 Baseband Version.....: I9020XXKI1 Serial ...
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Change Launcher without starting it

I have installed GO Launcher and GO Locker. Now, when I updated them, they got an error. The problem is that, nothing shows up when I press unlock button (I have Nexus S). So, there's nothing I can ...
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Can I use the Nexus-S GPS as an external GPS for another device (via Bluetooth)?

Is it possible to use the Nexus-S GPS as an external GPS for another device (via Bluetooth) ?
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Troubleshooting why my Android phone is rebooting (Nexus S)

It seems to happen when I'm using Pandora. But then again, I'm always using Pandora. It also reboots so quickly that sometimes, I do not notice. Is there a way to see what caused the last reboot?
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Changing the voice used on Nexus 7 for Google Now search

I have recently bought a Nexus 7 from the Google Play UK store and it seems to be configured as a US tablet in that the voice on the Google Now search is an american woman, whereas on my Nexus S when ...
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No sound through handset speaker of Nexus S

Suddenly when I was playing music on my Nexus S it stopped playing all sounds through the handset speaker. It still works though if I use an external headset though. I don't really have that much ...
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How can I update my Nexus S manually?

I just bought a Nexus S from the USA and it works fine here (Spain). Just realised its version of Gingerbread is 2.3.1 though. While it's no surprise it finds no OTA updates with the local carriers, I ...
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When I edit contacts on my Nexus S, it's deleting their birthdays from Google Contacts. Am I doing something wrong?

Is it something I'm doing wrong? Where do I report this?
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Why doesn't my device ever show 100% charged?

I have a Samsung Google Nexus S I9020A which showed fully charged @ 92%. 100% charging doesn't seem possible. What is the reason?
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How can I stop the bootloader unlock process?

My 4 year old turned on my phone (Nexus S, 2.3.4 I think) while pressing the volume button. Apparently, this triggers the bootloader unlock process, which I don't want. The phone is now stuck on the "...
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French QWERTY keyboard for Nexus S

When using the French language the default virtual keyboard on the Nexus S use the AZERTY keyboard layout. That might be fine in Europe but not in North America (e.g. Quebec) where everyone uses ...
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Phone randomly cannot recognize my Wifi network

I have a few WiFi network in the neighborhood and the Nexus S will always detect those networks that I never use. However, for my own WiFi network, it randomly fails to recognize the network, even ...
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Backup using ADB without root or usb debugging

I have a Nexus S (on android 4, not rooted) device who's not able to boot. It opens and get stucks to the X screen. I can only access the recovery mode. I tried to backup data via ADB, but the phone ...
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