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Samsung (Galaxy S4) does not show Authorize USB debugging dialog box

I have had this happen multiple times on multiple Android devices. Solved every time by putting the device in Photo transfer (PTP) mode. ADB will not work for me when my device is in MTP or any other ...
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ADB backup creates 0-byte file; prompts for current backup password even though I never set one; "Failed to set password" for Desktop backup password

Building on kevenoid's answer, it may depend on what version of adb is running on the phone. You can find out what version the phone is running natively by doing the following: First find out what ...
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Samsung (Galaxy S4) does not show Authorize USB debugging dialog box

I am not sure if you ever solved this problem, but I ran into this problem, and tried out many many different procedures, each of which might have helped others, but this is 2016 and a summary might ...
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ADB backup creates 0-byte file; prompts for current backup password even though I never set one; "Failed to set password" for Desktop backup password

None of the workarounds worked for me here, and I don't want to downgrade my SDK tools. Here's what I came up with: skip adb backup on the computer and go straight to device via adb shell. $adb ...
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Galaxy S4 "sound and shot" feature - extract sound

When using "Sound & shot" mode with the Samsung Galaxy S4 camera, the audio is stored as a WAV file that is embedded into a metadata tag within the JPEG. Here is how to extract the audio using ...
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5 votes

Unable to adopt SD card as internal storage on my j7 prime with android marshmallow

Most of OEM's doesn't offer in gui option for adoptable storage. So you have to do it via ADB. Here is how click Here it is: NOTE all data on your SD card will be lost. Make sure USB debugging is ...
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4 votes
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what happens if you plug a non QC 2.0 device into a QC 2.0 charger?

From Qualcomm FAQ : .... Quick Charge is compatible and interoperable, a certified adapter can be used with a non-Quick Charge device, though the fast charging benefits of Quick Charge will not be ...
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Is there a way to automatically put my Android phone into silent mode while recharging?

I used to have the same boring procedure every night. Plug in the power cable to recharge the phone and turn sounds off manually. So I decided to create an app to automate this procedure. With this ...
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How to prevent Galaxy S4 from connecting as "Connected as Installer" instead of "Connected as Media Device"?

If you have a Verizon Galaxy S5, please follow the instructions here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/verizon-galaxy-s5/general/disable-verizon-cd-installer-t2849481 1.In the phone dial pad, enter ...
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Samsung (Galaxy S4) does not show Authorize USB debugging dialog box

I just had this happen to me. Debugging was working fine at the office, but broken at home. Turned out to be my usb cable. Everytime I plugged it in, it would charge but I never received the Allow ...
Kris's user avatar
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Google Play Services Has stopped message continually popping up on my Samsung phone

After some searching, I found this solution from Google Play Help (archived) and that's how I solved the problem. Go to Settings -> Lock screen and security -> Other security settings -> ...
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3 votes

Will a magnetic case affect my phone?

There are two things to consider: Temporary interference with the device operation. Magnets can and do affect the device in various ways. This includes messing with the digitizer, creating dead spots ...
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3 votes

How to update Galaxy S4 to Lollipop or Latest Android version?

You can easily update your Galaxy S4 to Android 5.0.1 Lollipop without root. As you have shared the screenshots, it shows your device is up-to-date but your region might have not received the latest ...
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Why `fastboot devices` fails in USB debugging mode and Downloading... -mode?

The part of the Android bootloader that usually features the fastboot server is called aboot. As explained in this article, the standard aboot derives from the Little Kernel (LK) project. Almost any ...
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How do I disable the drop-down spell check box?

I managed how to disable the Lollipop's spell checker, (not one from keyboards as in other answers). Just go to, Settings → Language & input → Spell checker then switch it off. Already done ;)
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ADB backup creates 0-byte file; prompts for current backup password even though I never set one; "Failed to set password" for Desktop backup password

You need to execute the adb backup command on adb version 1.0.31. For windows i did: find your SDK folder (c:/users/.../AppData/Local/Android/sdk) rename tools & platform-tools to tools.bak &...
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How to enable AWS band on Galaxy s4 SGH-I337M?

In addition to changing from *#7284# to *#0808#, I also had to temporarily go back to the stock recovery from TWRP so that I can "enable cp logging". If I don't do that, QPST (the program you have to ...
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2 votes

Will a magnetic case affect my phone?

I bought a magnetic flip case for my phone, and two major things happened: 1) after a brief period of working beautifully, the phone became more electronegative in some way, and I had to brush off ...
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Does CyanogenMod support the Google Play Store and Google Account integration?

On a custom Os like Cyanogenmod you must flash the googleapps.zip from the recovery. The apps and services aren't built in but are very easy to flash.
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Does CyanogenMod support the Google Play Store and Google Account integration?

Yes!,Gapps are supported in Canyogenmod. They are supported but you have to flash them instead of regularly installing them. You can find your flashible zip easily just google it.
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Is this Official ROM of gt-i9506?

The size of more than a gigabyte is true. I also flashed the official ROM of this device a short while ago. As already explained, this is caused in the difference between the very light CyanogenMod ...
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How to get rid of performance suggestion on Samsung Devices

If you are using Android version 5.0 or above you can always block notification of a app. Long click on the notification you want to block, you will get a icon 'i' at right corner Click on it and ...
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Which version of Lineage OS do I use for Samsung s4 SPRINT?

I've been using the unofficial "Optimized LineageOS" ROM by JDCTeam for several months now, and it has been working wonderfully, thank G‑d. It is a ROM for several S4 models (I think this is called a "...
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How do I enable AWS band on Galaxy S4 GT-I9515L?

Idea 1: Reconfigure Qualcomm modem using QPST and QNC backup I was able to do this method, but LTE B4 (1700/2100 AWS still does not appear) I downgraded to 4.2.2 to complete the 337_AWS restoration ...
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How to restore the IMEI number on the Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505? (IMEI=Unknown, Baseband=Unknown, Sim Card Not Detected)

If you flashed a custom ROM using TWRP or CWM Recovery and your IMEI no longer be able to show or unknown baseband: First, root your device. Dial *#1234# to find the CSC Version (example: ...
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Can JFLTE Lollipop ROM be installed on the Verizon Galaxy S4 SCH-i545 with ME7 baseband?

I bricked my phone attempting to use Heimdall to overwrite the bootloader. I do not believe the Verizon S4 with the ME7 baseband can be flashed with a custom ROM.
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How can I change the temperature unit in Lollipop's lock screen?

For me, Gudlaugur's comment (see above) contained the one missing (and obscure) piece of information needed to change the unit of the temperature from farenheit to celsius. So for completeness and ...
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Samsung (Galaxy S4) does not show Authorize USB debugging dialog box

If it shows Unauthorized but if you do not see the RSA prompt on the phone, do the following. Linux which adb Windows where adb Identify all the duplicate entries in the path. Remove duplicates. ...
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Samsung (Galaxy S4) does not show Authorize USB debugging dialog box

I required "Default USB configuration" to be set to "MIDI" Windows 10, current as of 24 June 2019. Samsung Galaxy S8 plus. After 6 months of trying random things and being frustrated I figured it ...
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