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Does a new software update take up more space, or replace the space of the old version?

System updates are applied (typically) to the /system partition, which is not accessible to you or your applications but is reserved for the operating system. It will over-write your existing Android ...
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How to disable the guest feature WITHOUT having to be the only user

This one works for me on Android 5.0.1 and 5.1.1 Open a terminal, grant it root access then run settings put global guest_user_enabled 0 You don't need to add fw.max_users=1 to your build.prop. It ...
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How to determine if the bootloader is locked

There's no fastboot for Samsung devices - Download mode is the semi-equivalent, except that it's only accessible via Odin/Heimdall. You will need appropriate drivers to get the PC to recognize a ...
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Should Factory Reset return the phone to the original version Android installed on it?

Factory reset only delete user data (userdata partition) and restore settings to the default values, meaning every settings will be restored to the factory state. This doesn't apply to the system, (...
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How to stop receiving text messages in Outlook

On the new Samsung Galaxy S7 - You must delete the account receiving the text messages and then reinstall it. During new account set up is the only time you will see the option of whether to sync SMS. ...
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Do I need specific cable for fast charging Samsung Galaxy S6?

Fast charging is not related to the cable - the circuitry is in the adapter and device. That said you need to buy a cable that can carry higher amperage , allowing fast charging speed ( cable per se ...
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Samsung Galaxy S6: Back button presses by itself

Had same problem. I did a factory reset which solved nothing, i tried the code which resets touch screen sensortivity. No joy. It's hardware. If your phone is under warranty take it back. My cell ...
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Should Factory Reset return the phone to the original version Android installed on it?

Is this normal Yes. See answers here and the linked dupe question Upgraded my phone from 1.6 to 2.2 Android version, if I restore "Factory Settings", which version it will be? Is there a ...
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Does an Android Factory Reset also clear the cache partition?

Yes, a factory reset clear's the cache, dalvik cache, along with the user data. <string name="factory_reset1">Wipes Data, Cache, and Dalvik</string> The information on factory reset is ...
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How can I automatically connect to my company's wifi?

It can be completely automated. First, you need to know how button click data is submitted to the server: GET (less likely) or POST If data is submitted to server using GET, just record the URL ...
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How can I automatically connect to my company's wifi?

You can give a try to the app WIFI Web Auth. It can simulate clicking a button or filling out input fields.
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Badly swollen Galaxy battery - safe to handle?

The battery will not catch fire unless it is discharged at an excessive rate. If the phone is off, this won't happen. Since the battery is useless anyway, remove it and take it to a battery disposal ...
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Galaxy S6: It just won't wipe

in TWRP you can format data from cmd line with mke2fs. you can double check current file system type with df adb shell df -t ext4 /data umount /sdcard umount /sdcard umount /data mke2fs -t ext4 /dev/...
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Message thread with mute icon (speaker w slash through)

There's a drop down box for her number when you're inside the thread. If you hit that and then tap on notification settings you can turn notifications for her sms back on.
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Samsung Galaxy S6: Back button presses by itself

I faced the same problem. Tried everything but nothing completely solved the problem. Finally visited the service centre and had it fixed. They said some fault in the diigitizer under the back button ...
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Is it possible to export the S-Health data from a Samsung S6 into a usable data format?

Latest release of S-Health has got export as a build-in feature but only for GPS data and only as a GPX file.
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4g icon always showing on my S6 (But my cellular network is not 4g)

Some countries/carriers, e.g. AT&T and T-Mobile call (DC-)HSPA+ "4G" (while HSPA+ is commonly referred to as "3.5G"), while they call real 4G "4G LTE" or simply "LTE". Using phones or such carrier ...
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How do I export several days or events on my calendar as text?

It seems like by using Google Calendar app, an edit can happen on specific event and multiple event editing is not supported. Below are the steps mentioned in official page of Android cal. app Open ...
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Do I need specific cable for fast charging Samsung Galaxy S6?

You'll want a quality cable, but the important part is the fast charging adapter itself, and if that's not broken or anything then you should be able to use any good quality cable.
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Does a new software update take up more space, or replace the space of the old version?

2) System updates overwrite /system/ - anything that's common in your current OS and the incoming update will be overwritten, instead of coexisting. However, major updates such as jumping between ...
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Samsung Galaxy s6 stuck in boot

Try hard resetting it, works in many cases of soft brick. Force close your phone, hold power button + volume down for 10 seconds. Phone should power off. Now hold volume up + power button, phone ...
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How do I stop my device from sending my location to Google every second, even when the location setting is off?

Even I had read that article, but possibly could do nothing to stop Google. Our lives are so very dependent on Google. We use lots of Google apps like Gmail, Gdrive, YouTube, Chrome, Maps and others. ...
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heimdall libusb error -1

The problem must have been on the side of the s6. I was able to run heimdall print-pit successfully, but only for a moment after entering download mode.
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WhatsApp Calling Recording

No whatsapp calls are end to end encrypted and it doesn't record calls. You can use Whatsapp call recorder to record calls. Remember to disable internet access of the app for more privacy :)
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Forgot unlock-pattern of android device without registered Google account. Will factory reset work?

A factory reset will work for this issue. But you may lost your data. I repeat you may loss because some cyanogen device didnot delete all data in a factory reset(including my device). So try it.
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S6 keeps turning off

Backup your data Flash last firmware with Odin Do not install any app Check it again if turning off happened again, Its hardware relative and you should send it for repair. I think flash firmware ...
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Android Device Manager not Ringing

This issue seems to be caused by Android Device Manager not being able to raise the ringer volume on your phone before ringing the alarm tone. To solve this, you can create a MacroDroid macro that ...
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What is Hevar Android and why is it written on my phone?

Enter the settings app and click lock screen and security, then info and app shortcuts, and it's the owner information section.
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How do I export several days or events on my calendar as text?

This is a workaround but does the job Log in to gcal2excel using your Gmail. It is a free service for first month, with professional features . After the first month you can continue free in basic ...
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How do I unmute a contact?

Had the same problem. Took me a bit to figure it out. Go to messages, tap on the thread for that contact, tap on their name in the top left corner, this will take you to conversation settings, turn ...
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