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How to root Samsung S6 using Linux?

There is a cross-platform version of Odin called JOdin. It can run in a web browser, or locally after downloading the JAR file. Either one requires Oracle Java 8 to be installed first. Web version: ...
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A phone with a WiFi signal icon appears on the status bar (Samsung Galaxy S6, Android 5.1.1)

In short, it indicates that for mobile calls, the WiFi will be used if there's a good WiFi signal. I have found it there: Small phone with Wi-Fi coming from it This strange new symbol shows your ...
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Anyone know where memos are stored on a Samsung Galaxy S6?

Let's see: The package name of the Memo app on Samsung phones is called com.samsung.android.app.memo. There is no such folder in sdcard\Android\data, so it has to be in /data/data/. And how correct I ...
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How do I disable Daylight Saving Time (DST)?

Android uses tzdata (IANA Time Zone Database) to store time zone rules, which the Daylight Saving Time (DST) information is also included. The rules tell when DST is observed in a given time zone. ...
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Is it possible to export the S-Health data from a Samsung S6 into a usable data format?

There are few ways that you can export it. it won't work on Settings>About Device and confirm you have an SM-G900? 1:Go to developer.samsung.com/health and download the Samsung Digital Health SDK ...
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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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Update Virus Database on S6

Searching the name of that "virus" returns only results for NQ Security, who are essentially a nobody company accused of creating spyware to trick people into paying for their useless security app. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Samsung Galaxy s6 Music Player Track Sort

Have been searching for a solution to this for a few days and have finally found one. Open music Top left drop down menu, go to tracks If you only want to have it in alphabetical order in the app, ...
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Will plugging the Samsung fast charger into a outlet rated 10W/2.1AMP slow down the charge rate?

First part of your question How do fast Chargers work Firstly one needs to understand C-rate or charge rate. Quoting from the linked article C-rate is a measure that governs at what current a ...
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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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Samsung galaxy S6 is secretly recording my phone calls and the environment around me

This is funny, because they have an article about it, related to the S6 http://www.verizonwireless.com/mobile-living/tech-smarts/how-to-record-audio-smartphone/ The phone apparently has a pre-...
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After upgrading to Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow), can't send or receive SMS texts?

I had the same problem. I fixed it by doing this: Go to Settings -> Privacy and Safety -> App permissions -> SMS Turn off the Messages app and turn it back on.
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Unlock phone to toggle wifi?

This is just the way Samsung chose to implement it... The quick toggle panel on most stock Android or near-stock devices is accessible without unlocking the device, although anything other than a ...
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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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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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