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What does a "3/4 circle with a plus inside it" icon on the notification mean?

If this is the icon you are looking for then it's the Data Saver icon in Mobile /Network Data option: Screenshot (click to enlarge)
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How do I simulate menu button on Android 6?

As per this post, go to Settings → Accessibility → Dexterity and Interaction → turn on the Assistant Menu. This will add a floating button to the screen that you can press to reveal a ...
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Ad blocking without rooting, OR low-risk rooting

It would be better if you split your question into three individual questions, but since they are linked to each other, I'll answer them here for you. 1) How are 'recovery' firmwares different ...
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What does a "3/4 circle with a plus inside it" icon on the notification mean?

Status bar icon is to show that Data Saver is ON. Data Saver controls data usage of device . To turnoff Data saver, go to Settings-> Data usage -> Data Saver and turnoff. There you can see an option ...
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Ad blocking without rooting, OR low-risk rooting

Answering your first and main question: Ad blocking without rooting On non-rooted devices running Android 4.1.2, 4.2.1 and higher, Adblock Plus will filter all WiFi traffic, but it needs to be ...
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How do I "forget" an out-of-range Wi-Fi network on a Galaxy S7?

As your device is rooted, you could directly edit the /data/misc/wifi/wpa_supplicant.conf file and remove the networks there. The block for each network looks like this: network={ ssid="...
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How do I "forget" an out-of-range Wi-Fi network on a Galaxy S7?

The method described in this answer does not require root, but it does require that you have a Wi-Fi access point ("router") you control. One possible but very tedious and hacky solution is to host ...
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A pop-up was on my screen and said I had a virus!

Congrats! You won 10 bottles of snake oil if you're lucky. Honestly: this has two very clear indicators of being scam: There are no viruses on Android. And even if there were, how should that ...
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Ad blocking without rooting, OR low-risk rooting

I have no idea why anybody has not mentioned "Lucky Patcher" yet... Lucky Patcher is an application that can modify applications/APK files present on the phone by patching them. One of the things it ...
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One end of usb cable got wet while still plugged into an outlet

I don't think you can get a definitive answer but I would strongly recommend using not using that cable any more Reason being that the food matter and the anti bacterial liquid may have seeped a wee ...
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How do I "forget" an out-of-range Wi-Fi network on a Galaxy S7?

Looks like this was (re-)added sometime between the initial release and the Android 7 Nougat update! From the Wi-Fi menu, go to Advanced (top-right corner) and then the Manage networks option near ...
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How do I "forget" an out-of-range Wi-Fi network on a Galaxy S7?

Found the only way to reset the saved network settings after searching for 2 hours on forums. Go to Settings. Go to Backup & reset. Now tap on the “Network settings reset” option. Hit the “Reset ...
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Can't connect Samsung S7 to Mac

Go to Settings -> SYSTEM(last tab in settings) -> About Device ->Tap on " Build Number" 7 times, this will enable developer mode. Go back one screen and you have a new menu option for "Developer ...
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Samsung S7 - Facebook Messenger Drains A Lot of Data

It's very bizzare that messenger using heavy data. The possibilities are: • May be you have shared a video to few contacts and it is using data! • May be you have clicked a big video file and ...
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LPM reboot Samsung Galaxy S7

This has been hell to figure out. Might as well put it out here to help anyone else googling around. For the Samsung Galaxy S7, first the script: #!/system/bin/sh # Script to reboot the system as ...
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How do I simulate menu button on Android 6?

For the Galaxy S6 (and Galaxy S7 too), you don't need to open a keyboard. Touch and keep touched the back button for at least 2 seconds and the menu appears. This also works on a brand new Samsung ...
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How do I simulate menu button on Android 6?

I was able to get the long press of the back button on my Galaxy S7 to open the menu on a really old app by forcing the keyboard to open first. My app "eWallet GO!" has a Search field that I was able ...
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How do I "forget" an out-of-range Wi-Fi network on a Galaxy S7?

I figured it out. You're all over complicating it. Go to settings backup and reset and then reset the network and connection part. It'll ask for your pin. Then it clears it all out
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Ad blocking without rooting, OR low-risk rooting

Samsung Galaxy S7 has a stock browser app named - "Internet". It includes ad blocking functionality as well as removing their containers on webpages. For it you will have to install one of the ...
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Enable ADB and/or change USB connection mode on Galaxy S7 w/ broken screen

I cannot test this method because my device don't have USB-OTG support. I am not sure if the key sequence is always the same on each phone, this is for android 7.0 nougat This only works with PIN ...
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Downloading... don't turn off target (S7 Edge)

That's Odin mode, designed for flashing firmwares from PC via Odin or Heimdall. As long as you didn't flash anything during the period, you're fine.
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Help Please! Lost my Samsung Galaxy S7 edge!

Call the police (you should have done that when the person had picked up your call, as the phone was on and the number could have been tracked). Do you have Android Device Manager on phone? Then you ...
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Blue light filter turns on automatically at sunset, but often doesn't turn off at sunrise

It turns out that it seems to be related to the power-saving features on the S7. Apparently at some point, the background process that automatically turns the filter on and off at scheduled times got ...
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Keep Apps on SD card

Let me tell you a bit about the Android system. When an app is updated, the developer may not merely add files to its directories, but may also delete/modify existing ones. Android system is such that,...
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Overview shows open apps that I closed a while ago

If one thing for sure has improved with successive Android versions, it is memory management It's likely that the apps you see after closing are apps which have a schedule (like scheduled scan) that ...
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"System" using 342GB storage?

The answer was found through a comment by Irfan Latif here: "System" using 342GB storage? While I'd found this question prior to posting my own, I had dismissed it as being inapplicable ...
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How do I "forget" an out-of-range Wi-Fi network on a Galaxy S7?

5 years on -- Android 8 now has a Wifi advanced setting entitled "Manage networks: Manage your saved Wi-Fi networks" ... look ma no root!
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How do I "forget" an out-of-range Wi-Fi network on a Galaxy S7?

Settings, Data Usage,Wi-fi, More, Restrict Networks, then select from the list the ones your phone has accumulated which you no longer wish to access.
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Galaxy S7 Edge will not stay in software installation mode

I had this error on my Verizon S7. The fix was to go to applications, and force stop KNOX. This allowed me to use adb from regular file transfer.
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Galaxy S7 Edge will not stay in software installation mode

Sorry, not an answer but rather some information, too much to put into comments. perhaps this could help someone determine what could be hapening. Scenario Windows 7, AS 2.1.2, Genymotion 2.8 (but ...
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