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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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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 menu containing the old Menu button. Samsung also says "In certain applications, you can touch and hold the Recent Apps button to view the Menu options." This ...


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Notifications for applications like Twitter and Facebook are sent through Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) or its later versions such as Firebase messaging. This is one of the ways that Google can reduce power usage on your phone, by channeling all of the periodic checking through GCM. Unless your firewall is blocking GCM, all such notifications will be let ...


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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 from ones just called 'Kernel' or 'ROM'? They refer to different things altogether. Recovery : Recovery refers to the dedicated, bootable partition that has ...


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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 configured as a proxy server manually. Detailed instructions are provided by Adblock Plus for not experienced users. https://adblockplus.org/android-about Avoid ...


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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 named unrestricted data access, which you can set application that can use data, even if data saver is ON (Eg. Google Play Services ).


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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 website know? Asking you to download an app via their specific link to fix {whatever}. If you do so, then you are in trouble. Ignore that message (close the tab of ...


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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 can do, for example, is remove ads. It's ad removing mechanism is very powerful and can not only make ads not load, but also remove/shrink the ad boxes so you ...


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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="network_ssid" psk="secretpassphrase" key_mgmt=WPA-PSK priority=1 } Remove the blocks of the networks you want to get rid off, save the file, ...


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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 the SSIDs on a Wi-Fi access point you control, so that they are visible on the S7. Then you can "forget" them through the normal Wi-Fi settings page. The list of ...


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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 bit into the cable or form some conductance between the pins. Drying out fully is not easy unless you had used rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol) which is ...


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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 Option" tap that and turn on USB debugging. Google for "Android File Transfer". Install and open the app, connect your phone to the mac. a directory browser will ...


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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 switch to another app(video is still loading and using data to finish it to the end of video). Or • Viewing videos frequently shared by someone. If these things are ...


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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 Galaxy J7 running Android 7 (November 2017).


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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 to click in to open the keyboard. After the keyboard (Swype in my case) opened, I held down on the back button and the app's menu opened. Previously, the ...


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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 following apps from Play Store Adblock fast Crystal Adblock Plus for Samsung After installing open Internet->More->Settings->Advanced->Block Content (enable the ...


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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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Ok, I found out. It's the "reached the data cap limit" icon. Note that it's not found anywhere. The icon is visible here, near "Data usage". The same icon will appear in the top notification bar: Screenshots (click image for larger variant)


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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 can lock your phone from net, it'll be locked as soon as it goes online with any sim card, and you'll be able to see the location.


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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, Google Play Services framework cannot update apps while they are on SD card. So, the apps are always updated by first moving them to device memory, and then ...


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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 wakes them up or are apps that get triggered on action like taking a photo and Dropbox gets activated because auto upload of photos is enabled. Look into that ...


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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 soon as the charger is inserted # https://android.googlesource.com/kernel/common/+/android-trusty-3.10/Documentation/sysrq.txt # Enable kernel commands. su -c "...


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I would suggest you try using Phone Info Samsung. It is a very versatile app and gives you a lot of information on Samsung devices (many may come as a surprise). I have used it for four years on my previous devices. Developer has an active thread at XDA Play store snapshot claims that it displays serial number too. It did that on my old Note 2


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If you haven't been to the US recently and haven't used a VPN connection on your phone, this is not right. The first thing I would do in this case is to change your Google password. Maybe go through the Google security checkup, some good advice on there: https://security.google.com


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I found this advice on another chatroom: Disabling "Facebook app installer" and "Facebook app manager" in app manager made this unwanted garbage stop harassing my precious S7. it helped me.


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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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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 initially using a 2.6 device API 22). Working fine for a few hours (actually a bit of a lie as had tablet plugged in as well but need to start somewhere in the ...


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I have the S7Edge and purchased the S-VR latest (black) model and have had nor seen any issues with the edge of the screen at all. Graphics are smooth and I didn't even think about this until stumbled across your question. A nice combo but you can't go too long (30min) before the S7 heats up and you need to take a break.


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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 the top of the page. You'll get a list of known networks and the ability to edit/delete them, even when out of range.


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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 Settings” button. You will be given another warning, hit the “Reset Settings” button again. Your welcome!


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