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 ...
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.
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 /...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
You are suffering the same problem I was after upgrading. Look in the direction of either Google Now or Google Maps. Good chance you have 'Report from this device' set in Maps Location Settings. This is murder on your battery! I disabled it and am now back at about 2% - 3% per hour on 3g with light use throughout the day. I also disabled Google Now for good ...
A factory reset usually doesn't touch "external storage" (may sound confusing, but that includes the "internal SDcard" as well) – unless it explicitly specifies so (some devices/ROMs have a corresponding checkbox in the system menu, usually Settings → Backup & Reset, where this might be specified to be included).
What a factory reset usually does is, ...
It's a chip soldered to the main board in the phone. You can only remove it by desoldering it from the board in a soldering oven. (This is a precisely temperature-controlled device: a kitchen oven won't do.)
Even if you did manage to desolder it safely, the chip itself isn't a lot of use to you. Because it's an internal component, it doesn't fit into a ...
I just solved this issue on my phone, mms only works through 3g or 4g. It doesnt work over wifi so turn your wifi off, turn your mobile data on and it will work! Or at least it did with mine anyway. That's had me stumped for a veeery long time haha I hope ive helped someone with this :-)
Make sure you have checked Automatic Restore and Backup my Data in Settings>Backup & Restore.
And also sync your google account right after a reset. You'll notice that all of your apps are reinstalling in the background.
Hope it helps.
There is some hope to recover data which was stored on the “internal SD card”. Samsung Galaxy S2 supports USB connection in the mass storage mode (unlike some other more recent models). This mode provides the required block-level access to the partition which holds your media and other files (but not contacts, SMS and app data). Therefore you can connect ...
In my case, I needed a cross-platform solution since I use Linux. Here's what worked for me:
Back everything up. This will wipe everything on the phone, including the internal SD card.
A PIT file you want to flash. I used this one, which resizes /system from 512 MB to 1 GB and /data from 2 GB to 6 GB
Any compatible recovery. I used this one
Yes, it is normal. A resource-intensive app like a game may cause the phone to heat up. The phone should cool down after you stop playing.
The battery is unlikely to be the component getting hot (unless it's defective, of course.) According to the Galaxy S2's teardown, the component near/behind the camera that could be the culprit is the CPU. Phones and ...
From the CyanogenMod Wiki:
"Status 7" Error
I have a stock AT&T Galaxy S2 (i777) which had been updated to the latest version of Android from AT&T. I followed the instructions for installing CM 10.1 but received the following error:
assert failed: getprop("ro.product.device") == "i777" ||
getprop("ro.build.product") == "i777" ||
Not sure if you've made any headway on this. I was searching for answers for this today and got it figured out. I've got a Galaxy S4, running 4.2.2 I had to open the native email app.
Menu > Settings > Exchange Account with sub folders > More Settings > Folder Sync Settings. From there I think it should be self explanatory.
Not sure what ...
I might be late, or maybe not. I confirmed (here) this issue being adressed into a firmware where the asigned screen size was bigger than it was supposed to be. In my case, a 7" tablet flashed with a 10" screen size tablet, downloaded straight from the tablet's company support page, for my specific tablet.
The guy from the link applied a solution by himself,...
I'm assuming you have a power cable plugged in.
In that case you'll have to unplug the cable, turn it on and plug it in as soon as something appears on the screen.
I've had this problem several times when trying to flash the phone while tethered to a computer and forgot to take out the USB cable when rebooting.
A bit late I know, but I've just been having a similar problem with a Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini.
This is how I got rid of it. I tried other ways, but found that if I turned the phone on and off again, the speech would come alive again. This was the only way I could kill it off for good.
Go to Settings -> Accessibility -> Text to Speech and there will be ...
Phones always use more data than normal in the first day or so, particularly if you didn't connect it to wifi while it was being set up.
Things that happen in the first day will be checking for (and downloading and installing) OS updates (which can be large), downloading and installing new apps (some of which could be large), syncing data down from the ...
The Samsung Galaxy S2 does have dual microphones.
However, if using Gingerbread (2.3), the device only records mono audio.
Using Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0) though, the device can record stereo audio at about 130 Kbps with a sampling rate of 48KHz.
Source: GSM Arena