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Lockdown pro suddenly stopped working. Is there anyway to un/reinstall?

I had Lockdown pro app installed and everything was working fine until the latest update from Samsung which brought some new features such as battery app optimizing. Now the Lockdown pro no longer ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy GT-S5300B dead / bricked (?)

I own a Samsung Galaxy Pocket (GT-S5300B) and, last week, I mistakenly erased a partition issuing the command: cat /dev/block/mmcblk0p1 > /dev/zero (It was either that or /proc/mmcblk0p1, I can'...
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SIM popup messages keep the screen on indefinitely (Samsung A30s)

A little background: In my country, carriers keep sending those annoying pop-up messages (I think they're called class-0 messages?). This has been the case for a couple of years and they won't stop no ...
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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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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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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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Cannot format userdata, Fastboot refuses to detect

I have an OpenSUSE Leap 42.2, with adb, fastboot, and heimdall all present. My Android tablet is a Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 (model: SM-T713). I am attempting to flash Lineage OS onto it. I have already ...
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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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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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Excessive data and battery usage with Samsung S7 on Android 6.0.1

Recently I bought a Samsung Galaxy S7. I had an S6 Edge, and no problems with Android OS data usage/battery drain. The big problem is, I don't know why, but Android OS is eating my mobile data and wi-...
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How do I record calls on Viber, Skype, Whatsapp, Voxer, Google, Facebook, etc?

There seem to be apps for recording for local or international calls but none for Internet calls. Some apps on the Google Play Store claim to be able to record calls on Viber or Skype. I even found ...
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Galaxy S7 display settings for gaming

In Settings > Display and wallpaper, there is an option for Screen Mode with options for: Adaptive Display AMOLED cinema AMOLED photo Basic I set mine to Basic but regardless of this setting, when I ...
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Can I screen cast / screen mirror and use the phone at the same time?

I have a Samsung Galaxy 6 and Google Play Movies app running. I can screen mirror to the TV but as soon as I try to use my phone for other things like check my email the video stops playing. Is ...
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Meaning of 3/4 broken circle icon? [duplicate]

I got a strange icon I've never seen before on my Samsung A3. It's in the top left corner, shaped like an 'o' letter, but with the top right quarter of the circle broken. Its not a sync icon (that has ...
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Samsung Galaxy S III red light flashing rapidly upon plug in

The short version: I can't turn my Samsung Galaxy S III on, and when I plug it in, I get a rapid flashing red light, but no other response. The long version: My Samsung Galaxy S III does not turn on. ...
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After Firmware update keeps rebooting my galaxy s4

I recently updated my galaxy s4, and since then it keeps randomly rebooting. I have tried google for some solutions. I have tried a number of steps, such as taking battery out, clearing the cache, ...
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How can I have a different lock screen photo every time?

is it possible to always have the same lock screen photo and wallpaper, I want a different photo every time I open my phone. I got an app that can change my wallpaper but is it possible to make it ...
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Can't play video in gallery

The phone I am using is a Samsung galaxy s6 edge with the latest software installed. One I have recorded a video of some sort, I go to the gallery to check what the video is like. As I click on the ...
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AT&T Samsung Galaxy S6 will not connect to WiFi automatically

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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Android Wear smartwatch Samsung Gear Live won't turn on, while charging

I have the Android Wear smartwatch Samsung Gear Live and it wont turn on. When I'm trying to turn it on while charging (and it was charging for at least 3 hours) it will show the initial logo, then ...
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Phone interrupted during update

I was updating my phone using Kies and the download was interrupted. My phone now has a black screen with a little phone, a yellow triangle with an exclamation point, and a computer on it. I cannot ...
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What is this fingerprint bar on my phone?

I've had this phone for a few months now. During normal usage today, this thing suddenly appeared. Tapping, long-pressing, swiping did nothing. It persisted above everything, even the keyboard (as ...
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Where is the iTunes equivalent for Android? [closed]

I have searched this forum with no success for a few days, I apologize if this question has already been answered. I am a new Android user, switching from an iPhone to a Galaxy Note 3 with Ice Cream. ...
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64 GB SD card with Samsung s3 mini

I bought a Sandisk Ultra microSDXC card with 64GB to use in my Samsung s3 mini. When I put it in the phone doesn't find it (presumably); going to settings -> storage and scrolling down to the bottom ...
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Galaxy S6 Folder is Empty on PC

I connected my Galaxy S6 to my PC (Windows 7) for the first time. My computer installed the driver successfully and the device is showing under "Removable Storage." When I click on the device from ...
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Linux on Dex - Can you install additional programs? R? Vim?

Linux on Dex is on an Arm processor, not Intel processor. Does this mean I can't install most normal programs? If you have Linux on Dex could you try and install these two programs, run them, and ...
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“Failed to send message. Review message and try again” when sending SMS to short code from Samsung Galaxy Note8

When trying to send SMS to short code recipients like 567676, 56161, etc. from Samsung Galaxy Note8, I got the following error message: Failed to send message. Review message and try again. I've ...
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get cellinfo with adb shell

I have just installed adb and I am trying to retrieve information on the cellular tower which my phone is connected to. My phone is a Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite running Jelly Bean OS (4.1.2). I have ...
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OTG support for Samsung A3

Nothing happens when I plug a USB stick to my Samsung A3 2015 (SM-A300FU) with an OTG cable (on-the-go). How to enable OTG support on this device? PS: I previously had a 5.0.2 original, unrooted. I ...
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Samsung galaxy S4 not charging

One day my Samsung stopped charging, as to my battery was swelling up. The following day I bought a new battery and it is still giving me the same problem. It does not charge or show any sign that it ...
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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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Can't connect Samsung S7 to Mac

Basically I'm trying to run my application on a Samsung S7 but my Mac isn't recognizing the device. I've tried installing Android File Transfer and it doesn't recognize it either. USB Debugging is ...
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ODIN configuration file - elements' meanings

I started this question in order to have more light shed on a tool that's used by almost all the Samsung device owners that perform operations such as flashing: ODIN. Since there's already a good ...
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Charging galaxy S4 wirelessly and wired at the same time

I got a Qi wireless charger cover for my Samsung Galaxy S4 along with the charger pad and I was wondering... What happens if I try to charge my phone wirelessly while it's plugged on the cabe at the ...
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How can I track cause of “Android System” and “Android OS” battery usage

I've got a Samsung Galaxy SIII which quite suddenly, though it was in airplane mode the whole time, started to drain the battery in less than 6 hours. Updates to several bits of Samsung bloatware ...
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How to revert Hangouts to Google Talk in Samsung S4

I just updated my Android version to 4.3. However, Google Talk is replaced by Hangouts automatically. I don't like Hangouts, since I cannot see friends who are online/offline. I wish to revert to ...
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Can I use these chargers interchangably? [duplicate]

I happen to own two android devices, a Huawei P30 Pro and a Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e. Both devices came with a charger, the specifications can be seen here I'd like to charge both devices with one ...
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Stop calendar from asking me if I want to turn on notifications

Every time I put a new event in my calendar that came with the phone it asks if I want to turn on notifications in order to get reminders for the event. How do I shut this off? I have already turned ...
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What is the meaning of an “eye” system icon on Samsung devices?

This is a Samsung device showing an "eye" system icon on the notification bar. What does it mean?
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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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Export sleep data from S-Health

I am using a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and a Galaxy watch to record sleep with the S-Health app. Is there a way to export the data? I notice I can easily export heart rate data, however the sleep section ...
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Accidently renamed system/xbin to system/xbi

So i accidently renamed xbin in /system to xbi. I can't get root anymore because su is stored there and it won't work in xbi. I get a 'Connection to ui timed out' every time i try do './su'. If it ...
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What triggers Always On Display's display of seconds?

I'm using a Samsung A320F/DS with AOD in "show always" mode. Android is 8.0.0, AOD has only a single page (without the player). Clock style is set up as 22:59 TUE 3 JULY 84%🔋 But one day, when ...
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How can I free up internal memory space taken up by unmovable (to SD) and uninstallable apps?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Luna phone, running Android 6.0.1. It only has 8 GB of total internal storage space, with about 3 of those GB taken by the Android OS itself, and about 2 more taken up with ...
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Rooting Samsung Galaxy Young 2 (SM-G130HN)

I am having issues in rooting the Samsung Galaxy Young 2 (SM-G130HN). I did search online and found a root file named G130HNXXU0ANH2_ROOT.tar. The method described in various android forums did not ...
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Warning: [Video] Recording Failed

I recently got a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, and was using it just fine. I imported all of my previous apps and app data and everything went smoothly. Then, a few weeks later, I tried to record a video, ...
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How to unlock samsung tab with the fingerprint scanner not working

I have a samsung tab 2 and suddenly the fingerprint scanner stopped working and I'm not able to unlock my device. Now my device asking for backup password. Which as you all guess I do not remember. ...
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Samsung Galaxy S6 on Verizon - capable of simultaneous voice and LTE w/o having to use VoLTE?

Does the Samsung Galaxy S6 on Verizon support using 4G LTE data while on a voice call without having to use VoLTE mode? It seems like a lot of newer phones don't support this. VoLTE might be fine if ...

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