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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...


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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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I had the same problem. Looking at the source of heimdal revealed that this message is send when no USB device is attached. And this was in fact the case. lsusb showed that the kernel is not aware of any USB device related to the Galaxy S: flo@flo-pc ~/data/cm9-sgs $ lsusb Bus 002 Device 004: ID 046d:0990 Logitech, Inc. QuickCam Pro 9000 Bus 003 Device 069:...


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Is there a chance that something could go wrong? Yes, always! There's a reason you should always keep up to date backups of anything that is of importance to you, because things do go wrong. That said, I didn't have any issues what so ever upgrading my Galaxy S2, it just worked.


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Your charger is fine. Only your phone is running hot due to heavy usage. Your phone has a few components that dissipate heat if heavily used: The processor when used heavily by an app (yours has 2 cores) The graphics chip when your app uses OpenGL (also for screen composition) The display when lit (depending on the brightness) The battery itself (when ...


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In short: GPS works without an active connection, it's completely passive. GPS has however an addon feature called A-GPS (assisted GPS) which speeds up the startup (time to first fix) considerably. It basically warms up the receiver with GPS status data such as time, coarse location and most of all GPS satellite orbit location data (ephemeris data download)....


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Basic Concepts You are confusing two different concepts: "GPS" and "Navigation", that are used for two distinct scenarios on your device. GPS is used to pin-point your location in the globe. Navigation is used to plan and track your movements from point A to point B. While Navigation may depend on 3G or Wi-Fi to access the internet and retrieve maps and ...


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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 ...


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For now, you can disable voice commands from Settings->Applications. I am sure it is a Samsung server issue.


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Check your settings for Settings -> Accessibility -> Install web scripts and make sure that it's turned off. For JellyBean Settings > Accessibility > Vision > "Enhance web accessibility" -Set to "Do not allow" This fixed my issue, guess I should stop playing with 500 settings at one time. Also try Settings>accessibility>Hearing>Turn off all sounds ...


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For a non-rooted phone, this is the best I have found: Double-tap, select Menu, Settings Voice Talk Seetings -> Speak Prompts: uncheck Now if you double-tap, a short sound will be heard, but you won't hear the "What would you like to do?" anymore.


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Basic walkthrough for any phone: Alternative 1: Flash a CWM recovery For Samsung, use Heimdall. download for 'Galaxy S2' or 'SGH-i777', depending on what you own Heimdall also supports a dump command that can be used to backup all flash beforehand Command to flash: heimdall flash --recovery CWM-recovery.img Enter the newly installed CWM recovery Do a ...


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Is there a way to get a notification that I'm off the air? I don't think this is possible, but there might be an app out there for it. I'm not sure. I'm fairly certain that it's not a native function in Android though. Is there a way to reconnect without rebooting the phone? Airplane mode on/off seems to be the easiest route. If that doesn't work, you ...


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I encountered the same issues sometimes and I couldn't detect it without trying to make a phone call. I then went into the parameters panel, into the Mobile network part. There, I force the phone to select my operator (and remove the auto-detection option). Since this modification, when I'm disconnected from GSM network I have a little warning sign (grey ...


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There is no submit button. Just hit the back button and lock your phone to see the result.


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