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Disable android Sensor only for Call

I'm using device GT i 9082, Android 6 AOSP ROM. My phone has a problem. While answering/dialing call, putting phone near to ear the screen goes off - this works fine but when taking phone off the ear ...
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Apps I use every day marked "unused", and permissions reset

The automatic permission removal of unused apps is a great feature that I quite like (and therefore don't want to necessarily disable for a bunch of apps). However, my phone does not correctly ...
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Where are original photos in Samsung Gallery stored?

In the Samsung Gallery app, we can edit photos and overwrite the original. Yet, we can somehow revert it. So the app seems to be saving original photos somewhere. 2 questions: Where are they stored? ...
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Android ignoring "reply-to" header

When I receive an email on my Samsung S5 and reply to it, the email is going to the sender's email instead of the requested "reply-to" email. I am using the default email app that comes with the ...
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Is my device vulnerable to the SwiftKey update bug? (June 2015)

Quoth The Independent: There are usually protections in place that stop hackers from performing what is called a “man in the middle attack”, by encrypting communication with the server, as well as ...
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SIM Card not detected after encrypting device

I have a Samsung Galaxy Pocket Neo (Model GT-S5310B) running Android 4.1.2 The device is not rooted and the update notifier tells me I have the latest available version installed. Today I tried ...
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How to unlock bootloader on samsung devices?

Before you try to install any custom ROM on your device, you need to unlock the phone’s bootloader, which is a code executed before any OS (operating system) launch. The notion of a bootloader is ...
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Bypassing the lock screen PIN on Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 without factory reset

My aunt suddenly passed away with no will as she was young. She has a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 that I'm trying to access for pictures off of it for her memorial service. I've tried at least 20 different 4-...
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Is Android 10 unrootable?

I'm trying to root my device but after doing so much research, I've found that the rooting apps either don't work because it was made for an older version of android, it found that it's not rootable ...
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Disabling "Notification Bubbles" in Dev Options is Irreversible

I have a Samsung Galaxy S20FE, running Android 10 and One UI 2.5. After enabling "Notification Bubbles" in the developer settings I decided that it wasn't to my taste and toggled it back off....
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Apps background data consumption notification?

Details: Samsung Galaxy On Max Android: 7.0 Carrier Network: Airtel Country: India I am using my device normally and suddenly when i saw message icon, i dragged down notification panel and it ...
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No 'Use system certificates' options on Samsung S9

I'm trying to connect to a wifi network using PEAP, but I cannot find the use system certificate option, shall I enable that in some way?
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Is there any way to watch Amazon Video on Samsung Gear VR?

Netflix and Hulu have both apps for the Samsung Gear VR headset, but Amazon Video doesn't have an app. So my question is, is there any way to watch Amazon Video on Samsung Gear VR? I tried going to ...
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AbsListView on Samsung Galaxy's logcat running Android 4.3 JellyBean

I've been having an issue on my Galaxy S4 following the 4.3 update whereby it will occasionally reboot the phone then go into a reboot loop. If connected to a charge the loop will stop and the battery ...
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How to power off (not reboot) Samsung S10+?

I appear to have bricked my S10+ by incorrectly flashing what I thought was stock firmware using heimdall and am now stuck in a boot-loop (that may be the wrong term). The screen shows: only official ...
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How do I find the origin of downloaded files?

I downloaded a file from Chrome. It shows the download URL in Chrome downloads mv-downloads.s3.eu-west-1.… However, this is only the domain and I'd like to see the full URL. Samsung Files shows a ...
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Why does my battery still show that its damaged after replacing it

I have a Samsung Galaxy s10 that I recently had to replace the non-removable battery. The original was needing to be charged every 2 hours! I went on Samsung Members app and did a diagnostic test ...
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Unpack/Repack ROM SM-G930S (Samsung S7)

I downloaded the ROM from the link below: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TMVVyZTMYMcDA0-aVyMxLo5QvwOK4GWv/view I use this project to unpack/repack on Ubuntu: https://github.com/anestisb/android-...
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Why does my Samsung Galaxy S10 mobile hotspot cut out after exactly one hour?

I have an issue where if I turn on my hotspot it will automatically stop working after exactly one hour, every time. I have tested this with a stopwatch several times to confirm this is the case. It's ...
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Android 13 - What happens to photos in OneDrive/Google Photos that were backed up once you delete a photo from your storage?

I'm on android 13 with the Samsung a32 5g. If I delete a photo on my phone that was synced to OneDrive or Google Photos backup and sync again, will that photo automatically get deleted after 30 days, ...
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Two Android System apps after AVG/Avast flagged it as false positive. Normal?

I have a Samsung s22. Yesterday AVG flagged an "Android system" app as malware with no ability to disable it. Appears it happened to many people. AVG looked into it and declared it to be a ...
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Is there a way to transfer paid apps from one phone to a new one

The normal way to transfer apps and data from one's old phone to a new one is to use Smart Switch It has never transferred paid apps before, never mind their data. My phone's touch screen has stopped ...
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Prevent Autofill/Suggestion to overlay the keyboard

When I tap into a text input, suggested entries are shown from top to bottom, which covers my entire letters-keyboard. This is annoying because I want to type in something. Tapping again in the text ...
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Can't enter recovery mode on Samsung Galaxy A10s after bootloader unlock

So I unlocked my Samsung Galaxy A10s bootloader and wanted to flash TWRP. After flashing it, I realized I can't enter recovery mode. If I keep pressing the power + vol up, it just shows the bootloader ...
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Install software on Android tablets automatically

Our company purchased 100's of Samsung Tablets. We need to install Samsung KNOX on all of them. Right now, we need to power on every device and manually connect to WiFi and download Knox. I'm ...
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Remove Google Find My Device Password

A few weeks back I lost my Samsung Galaxy S7. I came home and immediately did a Google Find My Device. I added a message to the finder and a password to lock it. Great. That worked. The phone was ...
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Pop-up dialog from the SIM card appears on lockscreen

My SIM carrier occasionally sends ads in the form of pop-up dialog, like the ones you get after entering a USSD code. However, they appear on the lock screen too and will keep the screen awake ...
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Galaxy Tab S2 Files showing on Mac - can't access them

We are trying to transfer some files from S2 Tablet to MacBook using AFT. When we connect the tablet the files all show up on the MacBook but we can't access the files. At the same time we have Tablet ...
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How to adjust swipe sensitivity on Samsung Galaxy Devices?

I recently owned a Samsung Galaxy S21 (Ultra), before having a OnePlus 6. Everything is fine, but I really dislike how sensitive it is for swipe gestures. Scrolling to the side is interpreted as ...
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Is it possible to "fake" / isolate App or Permissions for an App without root (gravely invasive permissions Galaxy Wearable App)

I can't believe the wearable app (for galaxy buds) is actual allowed on the playstore. The permissions the app asks for are nothing I've ever seen before. It asks for EVERYTHING , literally. And if ...
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What exactly does "allow background data usage" do for an app when it's on screen/not opened at all?

I have the samsung a32 5g. What exactly does "allow background data usage" do for an app? Does it only work when the app is opened but not on screen, or is it also required to get ...
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Why does my Samsung A42 delete photos off my phone at the end of the day?

I recently purchased a Samsung A42 and when I take photos and videos, they are on the Gallery that day, but the next morning they have been removed. They are auto-backed up to Google Photos, but I'm ...
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How to add special permission to application?

I removed too much system apps last time and I reinstalled Google Play Services (GmsService) from .apk file from backup. However, its component com.google.android.gms.persistent needs permission ...
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Disable “swipe up to unlock” antifeature

Samsung Galaxy XCover 4s, stock ROM (work device), Android 11 To unlock the device, I first have to swipe up before I can enter the PIN. This is not so on my HTC Desire running LiquidSmooth 3.2 (...
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Google won't stop asking me to agree to new features for text messaging

I keep getting the following pop up message on my phone. "Faster, richer, higher-quality chat on Wi-Fi or data To turn on chat features from Google, you agree to the Terms of Service. Google will ...
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How to force use the front camera when the rear camera is not working?

I have Samsung Galaxy J4+ (SM-J415F). When I try the stock Camera app and also more than 10 camera apps from Play Store, all of them crashed. The rear camera is showing null, but the front camera is ...
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Disable swiping right on the home screen to Google news

I have a Samsung device running on Android 11. Swiping right on the home screen showing me some Google news propaganda. It is truly awful. It is just a bunch of hair-brained clickbait and lies. I ...
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Upgrade Android on a really old tablet (SM-T210)

I've recently been given a free tablet, a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 (SM-T210) and I want to experiment with custom ROMs and related stuff on it. Since there is no official support for it and it still ...
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Automatic Do Not Disturb for Calendar events on Samsung

Does anyone know of any free apps that can control the Do Not Disturb based on Calendar events? I know this is built into Android OS10, but Samsung has removed that from their phones. I know of one ...
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How to install a post-market operating system on a Samsung Galaxy S7 with a broken screen that has "OEM unlock" still disabled?

I want to use my old Samsung Galaxy S7 (with a broken screen) as a headless device in my home network. (Rationale - for the curious readers: Even with a broken screen it could possibly become a ...
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Need help understanding logs to find the cause of random reboots on android device

Can someone help me read these logs? This is the only error that I have seen pop up repeatedly in multiple logcats. Logs: 05-20 19:14:50.604 12571 12571 E lhd : <McuCrash HwException="...
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S-Pen only (touch screen disabled)?

I take hand written notes on my Samsung Tablet S3, as well as my Samsung Note 8 phone, using the S Pen. Both are on Android 9. Palm rejection and other accidental touches are mostly rejected, but ...
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Fingerprint sensor on Samsung Galaxy Wide 2

My phone, Galaxy Wide 2 (SM-J727S) is a device made for students in South Korea, and it blocks internet, wifi, mobile data, and stuff like that (maybe an irrelevant information, but anyway). This "...
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Cannot clear app data

Specs Samsung Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 Oreo App based on this Google sample that works fine on other Galaxy S8 phones Question On trying to start from scratch on my app installed by APK file, I am ...
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Notification bar too dim on Galaxy S7 with Oreo

Last night my Galaxy S7 got an update that included upgrading to Oreo. I don't know whether the problem is specifically because of Oreo or if there was something else in the update that caused the ...
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how to get details from a particular Samsung firmware

I need to extract some information from a given Samsung S7 Galaxy firmware such as build number, if it is 64-bit or not, baseband full version of the ROM. I am using Ubuntu with heimdall. Is there ...
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Excessive Battery drain on Note 8

I have been experiencing excessive battery drains in idle on my Note 8. About a month ago, I used to lose about 4-5% overnight (8 hours), but now I lose about 20-25%. I performed a fresh factory ...
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How to root Samsung J5 2017 (Android 7.0) on Ubuntu Linux?

Phone Name: Samsung J5 2017 Model number: SM-J530F Build number: NRD90M.J530FXXU1AQI3 I am using Ubuntu 17.10. My question is, how could I root this phone using my PC? I have intermediate Linux ...
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Undoing "Use network as is" for wifi connection on secured network

First of all, I am not a device expert at all! So I'll do my best to describe what's going on but I don't know all the fancy words and labels to these things... Sorry. Recently I was having trouble ...
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How to Install system app with SE Linux enforced on Galaxy s7 Android 6.0.1

first, sorry for my english :) i try to install a user app (installed in /data/app/) as system app on my new galaxy s7 : - Android 6.0.1 - Rooted - factory ROM I follow many tutorials : http://...
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