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Questions tagged [samsung]

Generic tag for Samsung devices. Use it only if a device tag is needed for a Samsung device, and there's not better matching tag. See the full tag-wiki for more details.

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Lock desktop, not the screen, on Galaxy S9+

Is there a way to lock the desktop on the Galaxy S9. I'm using the default launcher. On my previous phone, I was using the Apex launcher and it had a setting to lock the desktop so basically the long ...
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my tablet requires a pass code in order to turn it off but I dont have my my code

My tablet requires my password to be turned off but I forgot my password and I already tried google's suggestion. Is there another method for retoring my device?
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How to exit factory mode?

I have a SAMSUNG Galaxy Young GT-S6312. It entered into Factory Mode one day on it's own. I wanted to exit factory mode so I rooted my device using Kingoroot. I did the following after rooting :- ...
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Is it possible to activate the iris recognition infrared LED and take an IR photo?

Is it possible to turn on the iris recognition infrared LED and take photos using the front camera, that works on the Galaxy S9+? In the YouTube video: "Poco F1 Infrared Camera Hack - How to take ...
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Does Zero Camera Mod work on AOSP roms like LineageOS and Resurrection OS?

There is a mod/app/firmware (I'm really confused because no one talks about this stuff in concrete terms), called Zero Camera Mod. Zero Camera Mod (flashable zip) Playstore download (requires root) ...
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Touchwiz and Samsung Cameras and photo quality

This post by cgirerd, on XDA says, All the custom ROMs out there that are not Touchwiz-based don't use the stock camera (and the stock camera can't be installed on them). So, by using ROMs such as ...
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How to free storage besides clearing up cache memory

I have a Samsung galaxy smart phone. Whenever I download apps such as,Ubber and Facebook it tells me that my storage is full. I have cleared up cache memory but still there is no difference. What can ...
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I can't bypass FRP lock on my Galaxy J5 2016

I was just following a recommendation of MalwareBytes to encrypt my phone. So I plugged in the power cable as it said and confirmed my decision. The phone turned off but then there's only a black ...
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Is it possible to add 5GHz wifi capability to a Samsung A3 2016 through a dongle?

Question in title. I have a drone I need to test which requires a 5GHz connection. If it's possible to add 5GHz wifi capability through a dongle then I want to give it a go.
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Does Resurrection Remix OS support Always On with AMOLED?

I just installed Resurrection Remix OS on my Samsung S7. The default Samsung ROM supported Always-On display which used the low-power AMOLED. Does Resurrection Remix OS support this or AOSP? I've ...
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TWRP: Failed to mount '/data'

When I try to install a ROM with TWRP, I get Could not mount /data and unable to find crypto footer. Failed to mount '/data' (Invalid argument) Unable to recreate /data/media folder. Updating ...
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On flashing TWRP: Custom binary blocked by FRP Lock

Whenever I try to flash TWRP I get Custom binary blocked by FRP Lock. I'm trying to flash with Heimdall.
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Security - Samsung official service forces ROM reflashing after battery replacement - how can I make sure that the ROM is 100% clean/stock?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S7 whose battery got a little bit worn. I want to replace it under warranty, but I'm a bit reticent because the official Samsung service will also reflash my ROM/firmware/etc, ...
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Does the Samsung Galaxy Watch support the Nike Running Club app

I'm having a hard time determining if the Nike Running Club (NRC) app works on the new Galaxy Watch (Samsung's Tizen software). I heard they have a beta for Wear OS, but I don't know if that makes it ...
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Is it possible to search for gifs in messages? (Samsung Note 8)

I am currently using a Samsung Galaxy Note 8, which in the default messaging app has a keyboard option to send a gif image. When selected gifs appear and there are categories at the bottom (Trending, ...
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Mic is being used by some other application ( Which ? )

I have a Samsung mobile ( S9 Plus ), When I use an app called "BixBy", sometimes it does not work and message is that mic is used being used by some other application and hence "Bixby" can not ...
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Samsung stuck at animation logo

When I try to turn on my GTS6312 this happens :- https://drive.google.com/file/d/1b7eBNPs2Oyvfs41c1BwzVSp4uEjCEErs/view?usp=drivesdk I can not boot into recovery. I flashed the stock ROM but it does ...
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NavigationBar icons Samsung

I have a problem with the icons of the Samsung Navigation Bar. With the light theme the icons remain white. Is there a solution to invert the colors of the icons?
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How to fix 4G or LTE?

I have got Samsung Galaxy Note 4, originally it has 4G, but there is nothing with the name of 4G or LTE in my Phone setting, how to fix it.
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WI-FI And Bluetooth Doesn't Turn On - Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 A510FD

Straight to the question: To solve the issue I think I have two options: I read on XDA that the 4 files firmwares (service repair firmwares) are needed to fix the phone, but I couldn't find that ...
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“Incorrect code” when scanning QR in Android Messages for web

I've installed Android Messages in Samsung Galaxy S4 mini i9195 and it works fine, except one thing - it keeps complaining with an "Incorrect code" message whenever I try to scan the QR of https://...
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How can I make Whatapp use the SD instead of internal storage on my Samsung Galaxy J5

I cannot find the option I had on my LG, where I could change in settings the preferred storage option of each and every app. My Whatsapp is quite large, because it's being used privately as well as ...
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How to Remove persistent “Samsung Account” notification? It keeps showing up regardless of settings

I have been struggling to find out how to turn off (or otherwise hide) the notification that says: Samsung account Tap here to use your Samsung Account I've read elsewhere online about ways to ...
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Problem related to switching on phone

I have a samsung galaxy s duos gt s7532. After a long time I am trying to switch it on but it is not switching on. Please give some solution.
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When Flashing Firmware, Do you need correct PDA, Etc

Please Help, I had a FPR lock and I removed it with a custom rom, I was following a tutorial and I needed a stock rom firmware for my model. I was reading something about you can get any Firmware but ...
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My phone is stuck in a loop

My phone is a Samsung Galaxy Young GT S6312. It does not boot up at all. I have made a video of the loop as shown here - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1t38NYXvawmxSiIK9gqRTLINoIvG158Vi6w/view?usp=...
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how can I unblock my phone in google?

My phone was stolen this week and I tried to find it in Google Drive Find My device, for safety reasons I locked it. Today I got a phone call from police asking me to unblock the phone so they could ...
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Can't sign into Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830i/2.3.6

My current phone is currently in repair, and so I'm using this dingly ole thing as a replacement phone. I would like to sign into the Play Store and YouTube apps, but it does not allow me, similar to ...
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Do Samsung Galaxy Tabs freeze often?

I develop for a SaaS business that has a mobile app for both iOS and Android, with many customers. I've had some complaints for customers that specifically on Samsung Galaxy Tabs, my app frequently ...
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Android 8.0 (Oreo) keypad command codes on Samsung phones

What is the Android 8.0 + current alternative to the android 7.0 and below keypad dialer command "hidden" codes since that method no longer works? For example "##4636##" for phone info. Is it just ...
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Toast message: Failed to init Google DNS, switch to host IP method

Recently, after unlocking my phone screen (Samsung J7 Pro - J730, stock ROM, Android 7 Nougat), I usually receive a toast notification saying: "Failed to init Google DNS, switch to host IP method". I ...
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My phone is stuck on booting loop

I have a Samsung Galaxy Young. Yesterday it suddenly switched off and is turning on but stuck on a lopp. I can not boot into recovery mode it has stuck in some kind of loop. Please help me I have ...
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Can't format SD-Card as internal storage - Meta / Expand Android

I have a Xiaomi A1 with Android on it and I use my Samsung MicroSD Card Evo+ 128 GB, as an internal storage. For no reason, it's stopped working and asking me to format it. The issue is, the device ...
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What are the possible security issues when you're rooted? (not for apps but while browsing) [duplicate]

when flashing a good custom rom, will you have more security issues? in what way?? does this mean that lets say you had a pixel or a galaxy and you browsed a site with pornographic content or an ...
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Distorted text rendering in Chrome

About a week or two ago I started having font rendering issues in Chrome on my Note 4 (SM-N910V). It's not always, but frequent enough that it's driving me crazy. I have cleared the cache, uninstalled/...
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Samsung S6 Active Will Not Boot, AP Rom Flash Succeeds (Bootloader Flash Fails - EDIT: BL Flash Works, Device Still Won't Boot)

(See Update Below) Hi all and thanks in advance for your help. I am having trouble with my S6 Active. It has been stuck in a boot loop for a week now. It was running stock beforehand. I flashed a ...
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Recorded audio distorted while playing audio on Samsung devices

I have a REACT app that needs to play audio while recording audio. This works well on all platforms with the exception of Samsung Galaxy devices. These devices have a DSP of some kind that tries to ...
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Samsung S7, Wifi keeps disconnecting

I've searched around, and so I can ensure that this is not a duplicate. Smart Network Switch is off Keep Wifi on during sleep Wifi works excellent for other devices Wifi disconnects randomly even ...
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Bad media sound quality when in a call

I have for a longer time period had some audio problems whenever I'm trying to listen to music or watch a video while in a call. It only happens when I'm on my phone and connected to my Bluetooth ...
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Find Your Device doesn't lock/erase or indicate it will be completed when phone is online

I don't believe these exact questions have been answered, so would appreciate your help! I lost my Samsung Galaxy S8 while it was on airplane mode. I have been checking Find Your Device frequently, ...
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All apps are of size 0.00 octets - Samsung J1

In the app settings of my phone, all app sizes are displayed as 0,00 o. I tried restarting the phone but it's not working. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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One end of usb cable got wet while still plugged into an outlet

I have a galaxy s7 edge phone. The usb cable for charging, the end that plugs into the phone (I think it's called a connector) got sticky due to some food. I used an antibacterial liquid to clean it. ...
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How to set an alarm via ADB?

I want to set an alarm using ADB. So as adviced by this documentation, I try to use this command to invoke google voice action intents using adb: adb shell am start -a android.intent.action.SET_ALARM ...
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“App not found” for only applications in folders and on SD card

I rebooted my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge this morning, however, upon restart any applications that are on the SD card and in a folder get the message "App Not Found" when trying to launch. These apps also ...
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What is the file extension of SMS Backup file in HTC Desire 830 and how to open it in Samsung A6 plus?

being a new user, I would really appreciate your responses. I was using HTC Desire 830 previously and created my SMS backup using HTC's default SMS Restore/Backup function. Now since I'm converted to ...
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Transferring saved Snapchat photos

I was recently automatically logged out of Snapchat, due to it being an older version, and am unable to update the app as my phone is full. I'd like to transfer the saved snaps on to my Macbook. ...
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Can I emulate my NFC credit/bankcard with my phone?

down vote favorite Samsung Pay, Google Pay, Apple Pay or anything else isn't enabled in my country, but I do know that my card is using NFC. From what I have read there is a possibility that it can't ...
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How to stop Wi-Fi from using all my mobile data?

My phone all of a sudden is consuming huge amounts of mobile data ; apps usage report shows that 'Wi-fi' is causing this: from less than 500Mb per month is has consumed 2GB in a day , and it continues ...
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Can't access filesystem from PC anymore

Starting a couple of weeks ago.. I can't access the file system from my PC on my Samsung tablet.. When connecting the tablet via USB to my PC I never get the dialog box where you choose whether or ...
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How to extract all my data from a Samsung Galaxy J3 with a black screen

So I had my mobile phone in my pocket and suddenly when I started to use it it only shows a black screen, I think it's probably some kind of liquid's screen that got out because I can see it through ...