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Firstly and most important, the credits: I made this following this great tutorial at XDA-Developers by user metalgearhathaway: http://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-s2/development-derivatives/mod-partition-internal-memory-app-t2538947 I used PIT files (I'll explain what they are, don't worry) made from user ElGamal from XDA also, located here (comment ...


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If you're getting "storage space runout" on your Samsung S2 phone, just dial *#9900# on the tablet and select option 2 “Delete dumpstate/logcat” It's not necessary to root your android. Restart your phone afterwards.


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Signed up to the site specifically to answer this question. I'm also using a Samsung Galaxy S2 with lots of storage but constantly full. I could not install applications or do pretty much anything. I'm using Cyanogenmod, but this applies to all Androids. What I did was using a file explorer with Root Permissions (to see all the files), navigated to the /...


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I had a similar random-rebooting problem, and after one such reboot, I hooked up the phone to my laptop and ran "adb bugreport" on it. I got what looked like useful information, and attached it to the bug. So I think at least some log information survives a reboot. Here's the bug, btw: http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=24118


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Most Samsung Android phones and tablets can be restored back to "stock" firmware via Odin or Heimdal tools. This wipes all traces of rooting or any other kind of system alterations, and in most cases is sufficient for sending the device in for in-warranty servicing to the carrier of manufacturer. However, with the Galaxy S2 series of devices Samsung ...


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In this situation you have two options, which I'd try in the given order: Safe Mode Boot into Safe Mode (details for what Safe Mode is and how to boot your device into Safe Mode can be found in the article How to Boot Android 4.1+ into Safe Mode: Method 1: hold down Power button until the power-menu pops up press and hold the "restart" option in the ...


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Open the Play Store, go into its settings, and uncheck the 'Auto-add widgets' option. The option also applies to shortcut auto-creation (which makes the name rather misleading).


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It looks like this can be done on just about any device with the caveat that your device needs to be rooted and you need to be willing to poke around in your system's framework-res.apk file. These instructions come from a post on XDA with a modification intended to lower the brightness, but scaling in the opposite direction would make it brighter: Here is ...


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I use DiskUsage for situations like this. It graphs the directory structure for you in a very pedagogical way to show you what directories (and subdirectories) that are taking up the most space. It literally solves situations like this in 15 seconds for me, because I'll see a big square with the text "Movies" or something on it, realizing I completely forgot ...


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Kudos to @Bruno for a detailed solution and needed files. A much quicker method is listed below, which does not require installing any ROM/Gapps or reboot into the ROM in between steps. You need an external SD card with enough free space to hold all apps+data+photos+etc that are on your internal phone storage. You can skip steps 1-5 if you already have CWM ...


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As mentioned in a comment it really depends on what app you are using to provide tethering. On the stock HTC tethering app there is a view called "Manage users" which lets you see a list of connected devices listed be resolved host name. Touching each device reveals its hardware address and currently assigned IP address. As far as I can recall it is the ...


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I had the same problem and think I found the place to correct it: 1) Open the e-mail client program on the Samsung 2) Go to "menu | account settings" 3) Disable SMS-sync Hope it works!


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Any phone you'll get will draw power from the battery, not directly from the charger. Let's make some assumptions: Your phone takes 2 hours to charge when off. Your phone always uses constant power when on. Your phone drains a full battery in 8 hours. Charging and discharging is completely linear. So if you plug your phone in when it's completely drained ...


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You can try syncing your phone contacts with Gmail, preferably into a group. Then use Gmail's web interface to export that group into a Google CSV format, use a text editor to replace ",00xxx" with ",+xxx" (and do any other editing while you're at it) in the CSV file, and reimport into Gmail.


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Two things are important here: 1.) Even if you wouldn't install ClockworkMod, you'd lose your warranty since you replaced the pre-loaded operating system with unsupported one. 2.) ClockworkMod (or any other alternative recovery) is what actually installs CyanogenMod on your phone so it is required. In short: Replacing your phone OS with Cyanogen will void ...


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I did some searching due to the other answer and found someone on XDA claiming that this is a Market/Play bug, and you're seeing it because the Market thinks one of your apps is actually that OJSC Mobile app. Even better, I found this just-published story on The Verge: Samsung has several pieces of software that it installs on it devices but that aren't ...


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If you constantly get a poor 3G signal, you may want to switch the signal preference to favor 2G instead of 3G. Here's a way to do it on ICS: In dialer, press *#*#4636#*#* Go to 'Phone Information' Swipe to this 'Set preferred network type' Assuming it is 'WCDMA preferred', change it to 'GSM Auto (PRL)' Screenshot (click to enlarge) This setting will ...


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What you are most likely look for is called "factory reset". As the name suggests, a "factory reset" is supposed to reset the device to its original state, as it was delivered by the factory. What in fact is done by a factory reset is to wipe all user-installed apps and all user data (for the latter, except data stored on sdcard). This can be done either ...


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I was getting this error constantly today, so I went to Settings → Applications → All → Voice Command. From there I clicked Force Stop → OK then Clear Data → OK. Then I relaunched the voice command by tapping the microphone button on my Google search widget. The Voice Command worked perfectly, and I haven't seen the error message in ...


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Since Android 4.0, it is possible to "disable" apps without root. However, not all apps can be "disabled": some (pre-installed) system-apps are protected against this. Still, it's always worth a try if you don't want to root your device: Go to Settings→Apps Select the "All" tab Scroll to the apps in question, and open their entry Here you see either a ...


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I can't speak to the instructions you linked to, but @Ryan Conrad is correct in saying Galaxy S and Galaxy S II devices shouldn't be treated the same. Whenever I've had GPS trouble the GPS Status & Toolbox app has helped me. In their tools menu you can use the reset or download A-GPS data options - those steps seems to reset my GPS when it hangs.


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If you've got access to a terminal on your phone (I guess that requires being rooted), then you can also run ip neigh show dev wlan0 to see what's in the ARP tables. That should tell you the MAC addresses and IP addresses of everything connected.


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The first thing I would try to do is to retrieve the logs of the errors via ADB, and/or crash dumps. Retrieving the logs is tricky, since the log cache gets erased on reboot. If the phone reboots even while sitting on a charger, try running adb logcat continuously (you will need Android SDK and USB drivers installed and configured on your PC.) When the ...


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Issue solved Boot in recovery mode > Choose "Wipe cache partition" and reboot. No need to Factory reset and lose all data. Long description I also suddenly had my Samsung Galaxy SII (SGS2 GT-i9100) running Android 2.3.4 with a rush of continuous force close pop up windows, a lot of apps that seemed to try to connect to internet would trigger a popup ...


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Short answer: That's no doubt a software issue, reported across forums after an upgrade to ICS 4.0.x. Some users reporting this can be found here: Galaxy s2 charging port problem - xda-developers Re: ICS 4.0.3 Charging Paused, Voltage Too High an... - Vodafone eForum Don't know with certainty if you've upgraded the firmware to ICS 4.0 or any other ...


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Once you've activated an input field, you should see a keyboard icon in your notification area. Drag the notification bar down and tap on the notification saying Select input method and you should get the menu. If this doesn't work, it's due to Samsung's modifications. At least the vanilla ICS has this option.


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There's no difference. The device was simply renamed within the build system between the release of CM9 and CM10, as the CyanogenMod Wiki page for the i9100 notes: This device used to be called galaxys2 on get.cm, so older builds of CM can still be found under that title. So builds of CM9 (or earlier) will use the galaxys2 moniker, whereas builds from ...


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This may not be as easy as you think. The eMMC is connected to the board with a Ball Grid Array (BGA) connection, which is pretty difficult to reconnect once removed. You can see photos of the chip and more discussion on the topic on this XDA post. As for where the chip is, you might be able to find it on some teardowns, but my eyes didn't catch it in ...


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There is no Google Talk app within the Market. Google Talk is more or less wired to the Android release. It's usually an icon in the app drawer simply named "Talk". Your phone seems pretty locked down by the carrier (or somebody else). If it really came without Google Talk, which would be pretty uncommon, your only chance is to install the Google Talk apk ...


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On my original SGS you do it by just clicking the power button. I would assume it's the same for the SGS2.


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