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How to get data off a completely dead Android phone?

Phone worked perfectly. Then one day completely dead, nothing at all. It may have been that "one day" was after some time of laying around, cannot recall. Model: Android AT&T Samsung Galaxy S3 (...
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How to adopt SD card as internal storage on Samsung devices?

I recently upgraded to 6.0.1 Marshmallow on my Galaxy S5 and I would like to adopt an SD card as internal storage. However, there is no option to do this. When I format the SD card, there is no "...
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Samsung S7 - Developer options not showing after build number pressed 7 times [duplicate]

Developer options not showing after build number pressed 7 times. It even says that the developer is turned on already, but when I search for it under "about phone" on the setting app, it doesn't show ...
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Fastboot on Samsung devices

I was trying to do some fastboot commands on my Galaxy devices (Galaxy S4, 9515, 4Tab4). I started with fastboot devices and I am getting nothing (after adb reboot bootloader). Is there any problem ...
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What is the difference between Samsung 4 files(Repairing firmware) and Single firmware file for flashing?

I was flashing a Samsung device with a single file (tar.md5 format) and i saw some people are working with 4 files(Repairing firmware) to fixing the most and actually, Any problems with those 4 files ...
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Turning on with ADB and SDK tools?

My samsung mobile is switched off with busted power button, and the "Volume down+main button with charger" process is also not working..is there a way I can restart it using adb and sdk tools??
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How can I export Samsung memos?

Using the built-in Memo app on a Samsung Galaxy Avant, I've created several memo files, and they are saved on the device and synced with my Samsung account. How can I export the memos as text files, ...
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After flashing TWRP with Odin, nothing happens and the OEM recovery is still there

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy S5, and after flashing the TWRP with Odin 3.07 and 3.10 I'm finding that my recovery is still the default. I'm using these instructions exactly. Android system Recovery &...
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Toast message with Chinese characters, is it a virus?

I recently received some updates today from the Play Store. Every so often a pop notification, one of those bubble ones at the bottom of the screen with Chinese characters. The most recent update I'...
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Some program is showing ads on my desktop... How can I catch it?

Some program keeps showing me ads on the main page every now and then. It's extremely annoying, and I'm unable to catch it. Is there a way I can detect it to remove it? When the ad shows up, I try to ...
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What is the functionality concept behind Wi-Fi sharing (aka Wi-Fi Profile share)?

Recent versions of Samsung devices (at least to my knowledge) are equipped with a rather unique feature called "WiFi Profile share" or just Wi-Fi Sharing. My little understanding of this feature ...
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How to find installed apps which are using SMS feature

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo (Android KitKat). Some of the apps are using my SMS feature and SMS are costing pennies from my pocket without my knowledge. I want to know what are all the apps ...
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Why does my stock Samsung Galaxy phone/tablet lack some features compared to other Samsung Galaxy models?

I have Samsung Galaxy M12 on stock Android 12. When I'm reading about Samsung features on the internet (including samsung-related questions here), sometimes I found that I don't have such features on ...
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Unable to Setup Google Account on Android 2.3

After Factory Reset, In order to use Play store and Gmail I want to setup Google account on Samsung GT-S6802. When I tries to setup Google Account, In-spite of right user-name and password, following ...
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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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Opening .memo files from Samsung default memo app

I have .memo files on my PC from the default memo app on a previously owned Samsung phone. When opened in Notepad, the files do not contain plain text. How can I recover the contents of the memos?
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Is it possible to clone a Phone then flash image on other phones?

Background I deal with a lot of Galaxy S5s and spend a considerable amount of time duplicating the settings and installing the same applications on each. Because of the repetitive nature, I'm sure ...
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What will I lose when I do a factory reset? [duplicate]

I have Locked myself out of my phone because I entered too many pattern attempts. I can't sign into my Google account because my wi-fi isn't turned on. So I need to factory reset it. I'm just ...
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How to boot system-as-root device always as rooted?

I have a Samsung S10 5G device that is actually a system-as-root device. I have rooted it by following the instructions given here. As the system-as-root devices have no ramdisk in boot.img but in ...
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need to track # of times a video is opened/viewed on a Samsung Galaxy tablet. How?

I work for a company in Africa that works with smallholder farmers. One way that we try to improve our farmers' experiences is through showing them video of agricultural techniques and other subjects. ...
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How does Samsung implement SD card encryption?

My Samsung Android device just stopped working. I still have my SD card, but all data in it is encrypted. Encryption has been performed at the file level, so I have the directory structure and ...
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What's "creation mode" in the Galaxy S's offical messaging application?

If you open the official messaging App, go to menu then settings, there is a setting "creation mode" which has the following options (in that order): restricted warning free What does this change? ...
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Wallpaper automatically blurring after a while

Since a few days the wallpaper of my Samsung Galaxy S7 is getting blurred after i use it for a while (10 minutes to an hour). i just select a picture, tried 5 different ones, (even the stock ...
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How to fix "dmesg: klogctl: Permission denied" for normal user on Android?

I have a rooted Samsung device(system-as-root). When I open adb shell and run the dmesg then it behaves differently for su and normal user. It throws dmesg: klogctl: Permission denied error when ...
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How to disable bottom app toolbar on Samsung Tab running Android 12?

I have Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite and until today the system toolbar (placed at the bottom of every app) consisted of 3 navigational soft buttons. Those buttons were centered and easy to access With ...
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Samsung Galaxy S III (S3) Won't Connect via USB with Android File Transfer with MacBook Pro - Mountain Lion

I saw some similar questions along these lines with newer Samsung devices, but I will post a question here anyway in case an answer for me ends up being an answer different than that for someone else. ...
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Swipe required before pattern unlock on Android 6.0 Marshmallow

I have a pattern screen lock set on Samsung Galaxy S6, and with the Android 6.0 Marshmallow upgrade, I must swipe before I get the pattern. Can I disable the required swipe, and just open the pattern ...
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AT&T Samsung Galaxy S6 will not connect to WiFi automatically [closed]

I have an Asus TM AC-1900 WiFi router at home. We have a Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, iPhone 6 Plus and notebook computers. They are all able to connect to Wifi when I get home. However, the new AT&...
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How do you turn off developer mode on an s5?

I turned developer options 'off', but is there anything else that needs to be done? Not my phone so don't want to mess anything up :-)
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Remote icon on Galaxy S6 Edge

I suddenly have a new strange symbol on my S6 Edge screen and have no idea what it is but if I touch it, it locks my phone up. The only way I can get it unlocked is by swiping the edge. I'm able to ...
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How to recover glitching Galaxy S9?

The bad Last week I totaled a Galaxy S9's screen which I owned for over two years. I liked the phone so I headed up on Facebook market to look for another one. I discovered a phone that I liked and ...
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What is "MMI Group" app?

On my Samsung Galaxy Tab A, there is an app in the app settings called "MMI Group" and it takes lots of permissions. When researching, lots of users also have this app that takes lots of ...
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Is there a grayscale mode for the Samsung Galaxy S5 (and other Samsung phones) on Marshmallow?

The Marshmallow update for Samsung phones (mine is a Galaxy S5, but the Note series has the same problem) seems to have removed the ability to turn on grayscale mode when activating power saver mode. ...
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Samsung devices: dual networking

I have the following setup: a Wi-Fi device which is NOT connected to the internet, like a drone or IoT device. The data of the device shall be uploaded to the internet. While it is possible to ...
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How to enable/disable apps using ADB (Android 8.x)?

I cannot get apps enabled or disabled using ADB. Android: 8.0.0 Device: Samsung Galaxy A520 (SM-A520F) I don't have root access to my device. To get the list of the disabled packages I use: $ adb ...
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Soft-bricked A40 after uninstalling apps ADB

I may have just messed up my smartphone and really need your help. I wanted to get rid of some of the bloatware on my A40 and read online that one can actually uninstall many apps via the Windows ...
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What do the numbers and letters in the Samsung Firmware mean?

There are three sets of numbers and letters in the Samsung firmware zip names I'm seeing, G930FXXU2EREM_G930FOJV2ERE8_TUR.zip What do the different sets mean, G930FXXU2EREM G930FOJV2ERE8 TUR For ...
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Is it possible to transfer the internal memory/storage chip of an S9?

My Samsung Galaxy S9 is physically damaged and the board is dead. The phone will not turn on or show any signs of life. Plenty of important photos and data are on that phone which I need to retrieve. ...
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Root Samsung Galaxy Core i8262 manually

I tried almost every readymade app like Framaroot, Root Genius, etc. to root my Samsung Galaxy Core i8262 , but I didn't succeed. I want to root it manually but did not have Linux laptop. I have a ...
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How to disable TouchWiz Easy Home mode and enable TouchWiz Home?

I've accidentally enabled TouchWiz Easy Home on my Samsung Galaxy SIII Neo (Android KitKat 4.4.2). Now I'm not sure how to get rid of it and get back to TouchWiz Home. I've tried rebooting the phone ...
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Does OEM unlock wipe data?

I am using samsung galaxy j7, in the developer options there is a option "OEM Unlock" if I turn it on will it wipe my data? Also does samsung locks bootloaders? My device is not tied to any carrier.
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How to find information about Samsung firmware?

As I'm working as a mobile software technician, a lot of times I need to unpack some Odin firmware to add or remove some files, maybe adding some languages which aren't available in the firmware, then ...
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What do all these letters/numbers in early Samsung ROM file name mean?

This question covers early Samsung ROMs if your ROM looks like this example G930FXXU2EREM_G930FOJV2ERE8_TUR.zip then see this updated question here I'm guessing the first 5 letters/numbers are for ...
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What does the "2 arrows inside a broken triangle" notification icon mean on Samsung devices?

Since yesterday, I am seeing the below icon on my Samsung Galaxy M30s that looks like 2 arrows inside a broken triangle. I have gone through the official user manual and found nothing related to this....
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What is this triangle system notification icon on Samsung Galaxy S9+? [duplicate]

What is this triangle system notification icon on Samsung Galaxy S9+? It appeared recently. And I can't even imagine what is it. Screenshot (click image for larger variant)
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Where do I find emails sent from the Samsung Mail App using a POP3 Mail Account?

I have a Samsung Smartphone with a POP3 Mail Account on the Samsung Standard Mail App. I need the Emails I've sent with this account in my new Exchange Account on another device? I think I may be able ...
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What does this notification icon mean? Samsung s7 [duplicate]

I just bought an galaxy s7 edge, and this weird icon is on my notifcation bar. I cannot seem to figure it out. Does anyone know what it does or means? Thanks.
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How to install US/European ROM on Chinese Galaxy S7 Edge?

I have recently bought a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (SM-G9350) from China, and there are no Google apps, and I still find a lot of text in Chinese (yes I changed the language), and the apps still contain ...
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How to access the download mode of a device with a outdated bootloader?

I accidentally flashed some outdated bootloader firmware and now I cannot seem to access the bootloader I tried holding the vol up + power and both to volume buttons + power but it made the phone ...
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How use mobile data for internet and wifi for LAN devices in sametime at Android

I have a Samsung S21 Ultra and I want to keep both mobile data and WiFi on. My aim while doing it is using LTE for internet services(eg. Spotify, YouTube) and using wifi for LAN devices(eg. Printer, ...
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