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Resize /system partition of Galaxy S 2

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-...
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Resize /system partition of Galaxy S 2

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 ...
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Text message with pictures: "Download" button does nothing

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. ...
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Resize /system partition of Galaxy S 2

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. Download: A ...
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Part of touch screen is not working

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 ...
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Over heating problem

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 (...
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Unable to install CyanogenMod on Galaxy S2 i777

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 ...
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How can I recover files from a phone that won't boot?

I had the same problem with stock Nexus 7 2012 GSM. The relevant documentation for this is https://support.google.com/nexus/answer/4596836?hl=en the Recovery mode section https://developers.google....
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CyanogenMod install failed on Samsung Galaxy S II, phone now shows boot screen and then a black screen

Note: Keep in mind, Samsung Galaxy S2 has infamous Superbrick bug. Every flash can result in permanent brick (only board changing or maybe JTAG unit can recover device). You can learn more about it ...
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Part of touch screen is not working

Uninstall or disable Facebook; it doesn't play nicely. And I'm not joking. It really works. I knew my issue wasn't hardware, because when I rotated my phone, it was still unresponsive at the top left, ...
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USB connection broken, tried debugging

As my old electronics teacher told me, check the power then the physical connections before doing anything else....I have spent 3 hours trying various fixes on my phone, all to no avail. was working ...
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Importing photos finds all image files, not just camera pictures

As of October 2014: See this, it offers a direct way to do just what we're looking for. Nutshell: Connect phone to computer Swipe down from top of phone to get to settings (Samsung Note 3) tap "...
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Accelerometer problem in Galaxy S2

The problem is with your phone Accelerometer(not Gyroscopre). If it is not a hardware problem then Try Restart your phone. Go to "Settings"-> "Motion" -> "Sensitivity Settings" -> Calibration ->...
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Resize /system partition of Galaxy S 2

Here's what's probably an even better way: https://github.com/Lanchon/REPIT It's as easy as flashing a zip and preserves data. Requires TWRP recovery and patience. Worked first time for me on an S2 (...
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Will a Factory Reset lock my phone (Samsung Galaxy S2) if it is unlocked, but factory locked?

A factory reset will not change the status of the phone with regards to "device lock" (Can I connect to other networks?) or to "bootloader lock" (Can I use custom ROMs?).
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Will a Factory Reset lock my phone (Samsung Galaxy S2) if it is unlocked, but factory locked?

It is still kind of unclear what you exactly mean. In general: a factory resets formats the whole userdata(data) partition. The data partitions contains your installed apps, databases where your ...
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Is there any way to move whats app from phone memory to sd card?

The newer Android versions already support moving the app from internal SD to an external. It should be in Settings->Applications->Manage Applications.
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Can I put a 128Gb micro sd card in a Samsung Galaxy s2?

Officially, 128GB Card is supported for the Samsung Galaxy S5 and onwards devices in Samsung releases. But technically, SanDisk’s 128GB card should work in any device that supports the MicroSDXC ...
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How to fix hanging Samsung Galaxy S II phone (GT-I9100)? Also flash and root it?

OK, so for question #1 Try to get into recovery mode and then wipe cache partition and dalvik cache - that should help. As I remember, stock recovery is capable of doing that kind of basic things (if ...
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How can I backup and restore Cyanogenmod 12.1 rom installed on my Samsung Galaxy 2 i9100?

I found a link to a signed stock kernel providing TWRP v2.8.7.0 on xda Forum : [ROM][I9100][5.1.1][OFFICIAL] CyanogenMod 12.1 Nightly Builds It can be flashed with the Cynogen Recovery. https://www....
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S2 with working Lollipop Custom ROM, stuck on boot , won't reinstall ROM in CWM

Using Odin, I'd reflash the original official rom for your device (you can download from sammobile.com), this is to restore the original partitions. I'd format all current partitions in recovery, ...
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How can I install Google Apps on Cyanogenmod for the Samsung Galaxy S2 (i9100)?

Okay, I add another answer because the protocol I am attaching differs from what I posted above. This worked for me, I cannot tell if this will work for you; please don't point your finger on me ;) ...
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Lightweight CyanogenMod 13.0 - Samsung Galaxy S2

Observe .repo/manifests/default.xml for a list of components included by default in the build. For example if you want to remove 2 live wallpapers "Basic" and "PhotoTable", then you'll find these ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 in bootloop (standard recovery not working!)

Seems like a softbrick state. You should try flashing a new firmware. The steps below are for Windows: Download the firmware from here (Registration required) Download Odin flasher from here Download ...
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No more free storage space

You can root your mobile and can use some partition tool or go through this link http://www.android.gs/increase-galaxy-ace-internal-memory/.
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Cleaning up Samsung S2 memory

Have you tried to clean your log files? Probably that's the problem. If your phone is rooted, you can delete all files in the /data/log folder. If not, and you have a stock ROM, just enter *#9900# ...
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Cleaning up Samsung S2 memory

/storage/sdcard/android is probably where all the data is. You can manually delete files out of there, but I would recommend using the application SD Card Maid. I say that just because it has a lot ...
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how does battery calibration work?

Looking through the android source code recently (I'm new to android building and am still getting used to what makes android tick), I came across a file somewhere that had all sorts of calibration ...
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Samsung Galaxy S2 drops carrier network

This is a warning only for S2 i9100 owners, reading this question after seeing carrier drop in their phone. This thread suggests using GetRil. As far as I understand carrier drop issue, RIL depends on ...
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How to Disable Double Tapping?

On some Android phones, you can disable TalkBack by holding Vol+ and Vol- for a few seconds.

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