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Install button greyed out on play.google.com

It is possible that you searched for the app using google. Somehow the google result links to the US version of the page, which grays out the install link for non-US people. Remove the "gl=US&...
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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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Why am I constantly running out of space on my Galaxy S2?

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 ...
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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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Is there a way to eliminate Google Play Books / Newsstand?

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 ...
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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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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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Install button greyed out on play.google.com

In my case the button was greyed out when I accessed the google play store by using a web search for an app and then following the link to the play store. If I went to the play store first and then ...
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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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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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Transfer Frozen: Free Fall progress between devices

In SD card android->data folder copy the folder name of the game and paste it in the new device
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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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Install button greyed out on play.google.com

In my case, it says the app is compatible with all my devices, but the reason seems to be that the app is not available in my region (this is not mentioned anywhere).
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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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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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How can I get my compass pointing the right direction?

Rotating around each axis clockwise then counterclockwise got the compass working on my Samsung Galaxy Victory. This particular phone's compass works correctly with the phone flat or upright.
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Phone dropped in water - Now screen won't turn off (Samsung Galaxy S2 (SII))?

The water evaporating has left now undissolved mineral ions on your phone (ions conduct electricity).Now electricity doesn't go as designed.Also heat cycles will possibly change chemical and physical ...
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how much current can Samsung Galaxy S II take for charging with whatever ROM?

According to this youtube video, where the user measured actual current drawn while adjusting the settings, the maximum is 650ma (.65a). Contrary to the first answer, the charging device cannot in ...
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64gb SDXC Cards in Galaxy S2, or 64gb SDXC cards where only 32gb supported

As well as being in the right format, there are two types of SDXC cards. For devices that say that cards above 32gb may not be supported, they only support the V2 Sd card, and devices that say they ...
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Samsung Galaxy S2 not enough storage

There was a thread similar to yours a while back. It refered to a Stackoverflow thread with a overwhelmingly positive answer. One of the answers is to clear dumpstack. Here is the excerpt from the ...
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How can I make navigation work again in Google Maps?

Quick fix is Settings-> apps-> all apps-> google maps-> uninstall update
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Is there a way to eliminate Google Play Books / Newsstand?

Yes. Your device need have root. Search for make root on my device (put here the device model). After having done root on your device, download Titanium Backup and write backup your apps and after ...
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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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